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VOL. XL. NO. 27
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, OVE3IBEH 24, 1891.
I Single Copies 6 Cant
1 Per Week Cent
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Entire stock was purchased at 50 CENTS ON T
THE DOLLAR and now being sold at slaugh-
tering prices. Every dollars worth of this im
mense stock is marked down 33 per cent, less
than first cost.
for tie Pilic!
The grandest opportunity to secure the rSig
gest bargains ever known or heard of.
THIS STOCK MUST BE DISPOSED OF AT ONCE,
Gives the Republican Conven
tion to Minneapolis.
PRIZE WON ON THE SEVENTH VOTE.
Proceeding of and Speeches Before the
National Committee Tea Cities Rep
resented as Willing to Entertain the
Politicians In 189, and Nine of Them
More Than Willing Chicago Is Modest
for Once and Is N jt In the Race The
Oatlierlng To Be Held on the 7th of
Washington-, Nov. 23. Forty-eight of
the forty-nine members of the Republican
national committee were present when
the roll was called yesterday morning at
the Arlington hotel. The only absent
member without a proxy was Rynerson,
of New Mexico. The first business of the
meeting was the election of chairman and
treasurer to fill the vacancies caused by
the resignations of Senator Quay and
Colonel Dudley. This was done in secret
session, and t he elections were all by ac
clamation. The new officers are as fol-
ovrs: James S. Clarkson, of Iowa, chair
man to succeed Senator Quay; Parrett A.
Ilobart, of New York, vico chairman, to
aicceed Clarkson; William Barbour, of
New York, treasurer, to succeed W. W.
Dudley. Dennis S. Flynn was admitted
as delegate from Oklahoma.
Talking for the Convention.
The doors were thrown open after the
above action had been taken and the room
was soon filled with delegations from the
cities which are ambitious to entertain
the national convention this year. The
first speakers were Representative Mo-
Ken na anil M. H. De Young, members of
he committee from California, who ad
dressed the committee with argumeuts in
behalf of San Francisco. . They spoke of
the arrangements that had been made for
entertaining delegates should San Fran
cisco be selected, and presented a bond
guaranteeing (50,000 for the expenses of
the national convention.
Modest Windy City and Detroit.
Congressman-elect Campbell, of Illi
nois, spoke briefly for Chicago. He con
fined himself merely to reading resolu
tions passed by business men of Chicago,
disclaiming any desire oa the part of that
city to make a contest for the convention,
but promising to do all that' could be
done to entertain the delegates should
Chicago be chosen. Michigan delegates
were given the next hearing, and ex-Congressman
Brewer spoke in favor of De
troit. He was followed by ex-Congressman
Allen in a brief address indorsing
all that his colleague had said. Sena
tor Steckbridge closed for Det roitT. .
Minneapolis Presents Her Claim.
A recess was then taken, after which the
call of states was proceeded with. Minne
sota was called, and Mr. R. G. Evans and
Senator Washburne made appeals for
Minneapolis. These gentlemen made
practical addresses, telling of hotel and
hall accommodations, and presented a
guarantee bond of the citizens of Minne
apolis to defray tho expenses of the con
vention. Governor Merriam, of Minne
sota, and Charles W. Johnson, chief clerk
of the United States senate, also spoke in
favor of Minneapolis, as did Senator
Casey, of North Dakota.
OMAHA PUTS IN HER PLEA.
lifted That She Is Not Hon-
, eslly in the Rare.
When Nebraska was reached John
M. Thurston, holding the proxy for
that state, introduced Jude Scott as
the spokesman on behalf of Oma
ha. He did not claim that the sun was
always shining in Omaha, as it was said
to doiin Minneapolis Judge Scott re
ferred to the promises which he said Chi
cago had made when asking the support
of other western com niittees to get. the
World's fair. "If Chicago takes this con
vention," said he, "it is dignified -larceny.
Gentlemen of Chicago, you cannot take
the convention and break faith with these
western people and go nnwhipped of jus
tice, and you shall not." Senator Man
derson, of Nebraska, next spoke for Onia-
bn. his ringing voire reaching every part
of the hall, and its effective points eliciting
"The Gateway of the New Km pi re."
Senator Carey, introduced by Thurston
as "our neighbor from Wyoming" added,
his voice for Omaha, which was the gate
way of the new empire. Six new states,
west and north of it would vote for the
first, time for president aud vice president
in 1892 and would vote for the Republican
candidates. Omaha was on the great
highway to the Pacific. It was the best
compromise location. Judge Thurston
closed the argument for Omaha. He bad
no prophecies of disaster to make so long
as the Republican party stood lor Ameri
can manhood, American muscle, and
American citizenship, no matter where
the convention might be held.
The Claims of Gotham Presented.
New York being next in order Colonel
Elliott Shepard said that, barring the
claims of various other cities, there stood
the claims of the candidates. It would
hardly be denied that should Cincinnati
be the choice the distinguished gentleman
who filled the chair at the White House
would find it exceedingly convenient. If
dark horse were necessary tbe distin
guished governor of Ohio might be se
lected. In Chicago he had heard tbe name
of Judge Gresham mentioned as a candi
date. At Omaha who could be better
than the gentleman who last addressed
tbe convention, Judge Thurston, or Sena
tor Manderson. In San-Francisco we had
the name of Senator Stanford. In Detroit
there was the gallant ex-commander of
tbe G. A. R., General Alger.
New York Has No Candidate.
To whatever city the .convention went
except to tbe metropolis it woulcL isd a
candidate. New York bad positively no
candidate. There alone was an arena
where all the candidates would have an
equal and unbiased chance. Senator Hia
eoek followed with a forcible presentation
of the claims of .New York. General
Hawley urged the committee to take the
amveation to New York, where the storm
center would be in 1892 ia New York and
Connecticut. The enthusiasm which had
jcen grauuaiiy growing' during tbe
peecbe3 of liiscock and Haw
ley culminated when the Repnb
Mean standard bearer in the last
campaign, Mr. J. Sloat Fassett., was
presented as tbe next speaker. Tbe con
vention arose at bis coming and cheered
mm to the echo.
Fassett Gives Blaine a Boom.
It became evident that New York had
the sympathies of the crowd, though
othai cities might get the votes. As Mr.
Fnssctt warmed up be carried hia audi
ence with him, and when he declared that
an attempt bad once l.een made to elect
a Republican without New York and that
tbe result, "aided by Burcbard, had been
to lose the victory to the grandest Repub
lican of us all," he applause was loud
and long. He did not believe the holding
of the convention in New York would
make fifteen converts in that city, but he
did believe it wonld make it 15,000 easier
to carry New York state.
Ex-Senator Edmonds' Remarks.
An hour's recess was then taken and
after reces ex-Senator Edmunds ad
dressed the committee. He said that he
was for tbe first time in twenty-five years
a free and independent citizen, a private,
square-toed Republican. And it was not
much consequence where the convention
was held; tbe important thing was that
all should acquiesce in the Judgment of
the committee, and agree that for the
happiness of this republic it was better
that the poorest Republican should occu
py the presidential chair than the best
Democrat. The ex-senator was heartily
Spoke a Good Word for St. Louis.
Missouri being next called upon Cbaun
cey I. Filley, who was warmly greeted,
made u ringing and amusing speech on
behalf of Sc. Louis. He came, not to
make an appeal, but to ask justice; not to
plead for a moss-back state in the hope of
changing a moss-back vote, but to claim
the convention for what St. Louis bad
done in the past in electing Republican
congressmen, and making possible the or
ganization of a Republican house without
a postage stamp of help from the party
elsewhere, or from Wall street.
The speeches all having beeu made, an
iu formal ballot was taken to see how tbe
committee stood. Chicago was not in the
race, and did not get a vote during the
balloting. The informal ballot resulted:
Nework,; Omaha, 5; Minneapolis. 13;
Cincinnati,; San Francisco. 8; Detroit, 1;
Pittsburg, 2; St. Louis, 1; Chattanooga, 4.
l-oraker fepeaks lor Cincinnati.
Ohio was theu called, and ex-Governor
Foraker followed, and was received with
great applause. In the course of his re
marks, which of course were mainly de
Toted to a presentation of the advantages
onered by Cincinnati for a national con
vention, be said the people he represented
would depose bim if it was possible for
him to utter a word of disparagement
against any other city which might be
selected. The claims of Pittsburg and
Chattanooga were then presented, and
tbe speaking closed.
MINNEAPOLIS WINS THE PRIZE.
The Seventh Ballot (lives Her What She
The formal ballotsthen began, and their
First New York. 10: Oiuaha.3: Minneapolis.
H: Cincinnati, 8; San Francisco. 6; Detroit. 1:
Pittsburg, 1; Chattanooga. 4.
beeond-NuwAnrk, 11: Omaha. 4: Minneapo
lis. 13; Cincinnati, 12; San FruncK-o, 7.
Third New iork. l(h Omaha. 4: Mimu-ano-
lis. 13; Cincinnati. 13; San Francisco. 7.
ronrth New York, 7: Omaha. 4: Minneapo
lis, 13: Cincinnati. IS; San Francisco, 8.
Mftb Omaha, 8; Minneapolis. 17: CinciunatL
15; New York. 7; San Francisco, 5.
sixth Omaha, 4; Miuneiiiiolis 30: Cincin
nati, 15; New York. St San Franciwn. 3.
Seventh Minneapolis, an Cincinnati. 15:
New York, &
The Final Decision Rearhed.
This twenty-uiue votes was all that was
needed and the committee decided Minne
apolis selected as the place of holding the
national Republican convention of 181)3.
The time was the next thing to be fixed,
and after some deliberation the date was
made June T.
M'BRIDE WAS AVARICIOUS.
lie Wanted abstantiat Reward for
ministering; Extreme Paction.
Hakkibi rg, Nov. 24. By a decision
in the courts here Father M. J. McBride,
a Catholic priest, is cut off from an in
heritance of 7,500. One year ago Robert
Brennan died in this city. A few hours
before his death he had signed a will be
queathing his entire estate to Father Mc
Bride. William and Richard Brennan, of
Buffalo, nephews of the dead man and his
only relatives, contested the will on the
ground of undue influence. It was brought
out in the case tba Father McBride re
fused to admiuister the last rites of the
church to Brennan until he signed the
Father McRrides Clerical Record.
Brennan was about 82 years old. After
the will was signed the rites of the church
were administered. Father McBride used
to be vicar general of the Harrisburg
diocese, embracing a large territory in
central Pennsylvania, and was a candidate
for bishop two years ago. When he was
vicar general of tbe diocese he was sus
pended for alleged cause, and Father Mc
Govern of Danville was appointed bishop
by the pope. He removed McBride, who
is now in charge of a small parish at Bon
EXIT MARSHAL DA FONSECA. '
Tbe Head of tbe Brasilian Revolution
Ont of Office.
New York, Nov. 24. -Charjes P. Flint,
of the well-known firm of South Amer
ican merchants, was seen at hie office, and
in answer to question! said that his firm
bad received dispatched from Brazil con
firmatory of the press dispatchuv received
early in the day to the effect that Dictator
Fonseca kad resigned in favor of Vice
Record ef the New Ruler.
Flint aaid that Peixotto was the hero of
the Paraguayan war, and hia record ia one
of which all Brazilians feel proud.- The
dispatch received by the firm, Flint says.
lurtner stated mat an business was sus
pended, indicating that the report that a
revolution was in progress was probably
true. .Toe Tact, bowever, that tbe quota
tioni of exchange rallied from WX to UX
gives csnndeace that the sew change in
tbe situation will hasten a peaeefnl eela
tiom t affairs. ,
Secretary of the Treasury Foster is laid
up with Ia grippe. ,
Three thousand hales of cotton were
consumed in a conflagration at Paris.
Tex., causing a loss of (100.00.
Chili is decreasing her army and navr.
This is thought to Indicarea peaceful
settlement of the trouble with this couu-try.
A break in the east New York" conduit
precipitates a water famine iu Brooklyn.
and big factories have to close down for
want of steam.
Nearly 4,000 persons were killed or in
ured by tbe earthquake in the vicinity of
Yokohama, Japan, Oct. 8, and 200,000
were rendered homeless.
The funeral of William J. Florence, the
actor, took place at New York. Tbe serv
ices were Romantic Catholic, and he was
buried at W oodlawn.
Dr. Andrew McFarland. tbe well-
known authority on insanity, committed
suicide at his Oak Lawn Retreat for
ths Insane, near Jacksonville., Ilia,
He was suffering from brain trouble.
Three servant eirlsand a child lost their
lives in a hotel .fire at Jamestown, N. Y.
Half the business section in Middlebnry,
Vt., was destroyed by fire; loss, $150,000. "
Mrs. Frank Lenzo. who eloped with
Frank after a tbree-davs' courtsbiD at
'aris a year ago, is now looking for him
itb t lie purpose of making a lead mine
of him when bu is found.
The sheriff of Waupaca county. Wiscon-
i ii - has found a new clew to the murder
ers of Banker H. C. Mead, who was killed
in 18S2 Tbe officer is confident of brins- '
iug tbe guilty ones to justice shortly.
Diphtheria is raging in Belleville. Ills..
ud amounts almost to an epidemic. It
broke out in September and since tbat
in-.e its ravages have been very severe
and a larire number of deaths have oc
A young man of 23 years named Sap
phire, who was stolen from his parents by
ypsies nineteen years ago, has just been
restored to his friends and home, near
Ogdensburg, N. Y., by the persistent of-
irts of his brother, who wonld not giveur
A wild freight car on tbe Kansas City.
St. Joseph and Council Bluffs railway
collided at Arkloe, Mo., with a locomo-
ive. which latter was demolished, while
be freight car took fire and burned. Ex
press Messenger Bletherade, of Creston.
was seriously hurt.
A young woman writins from Chili to
friends in New York says the Cbiliana
killed tbe wounded in their recent war.
cut to pieces the bodies of the Balmacedau
generals whom they found wounded on
he field, and committed all aorta of ex
cesses. Ibe . moruins after the final de
feat of BalmacMla 600 dead men. women.
aud children were found in tbe streets of
Mayor and Prefect Eight a DaeU
Paris, Nov. 24. A telegram from Dax,
in the department of Landes. says that
the mayor cf Dax and the prefect of the
department fought a duel yesterday. Tbe
mayor was wounded in the arm.
Chicago. Nov. Z3L
Board of trade quotations for today were
an follows: Wheat -No. Nove mber, opened
K5c, rioted Kitt December, opened sHMcw
cloced - '(-; May, ntened and closed
(1.01 1. Corn Novemlier, opened We. closed
Hc; year, oix-nrd 6hie. closed 47c;' .May,
opened tc, cloeil tvc. Oats November.
opened 33'c, rioted 'Mytr. December, opened
closed 340; May. opened 33c, closed
3:'?-. Pork liecenib r, opened f .Ha, closed
fM'-t; 'January, opened tll.SU, closed
$11.13; - May. opened U. closed (11.50.
Lard December, opened fh.15, closed (6.10.
Live stock Prices at the I nion Stock
yam ranged as follows: Hogs Market
rather active on ckinir and shipping
account, but feeiin jcasien prices Saltlc lower:
sales ranired at t-.33.4U pigs, S.i.aTx&.'i.Sl
light, ta.4-u,4. rtiUKli packing, fdSOdiHS
mixed, and (:. 56j.t.'J heavy packing and
Cattle Market rather active on local and
shippint; account, hut- offerings in excess of
requirements, and rices favored the
buyers: quotations ranged at $5.7'
6.Hlchoi e to prime shipping steers, fA.00
3.(11 good to fancy do., J4.03.t.?a f-ir to good.
3.MI&4.UI common to medium do., $3.7t4 .
butchers' steers. fl.U!.6U stock sr, $3.00
10 Texans. 'i!4.40 rangers, tX.SOSS.4i
feeders. fl.MH&XM cows, t bulls and
2a&3.:S veal calves.
t-beep Market rather quiet and prices well
maintained: quotations ranged at (3.6U4.70
westerns, (3.75&5.13 natives, sad JI.'iK&Sja
lYoduce: Knt er Fancy separator. 28c per
lb; dairies, fancy, freh. IfiSjjZtc: packing
stocks, fresh, Italic. Live poultry Old
chickens, 7c per In: spring, e"4 '((; roosters,
4H&.V: mixed turkers. Cvtil:-; ducks.
mixed, geeee. AflU&&.nu per tlox. Etfgs
Fresh candled, loss off. Sic per dox; ice
faoase stock, lH&lHc. Potatoes Home-grown.
40a-Vfc lr ack; Wisconsin ami Michigan
common. 25c; good to choice. 8u&'t4e per bu;
sw.et jot stems. Illinois. 1.1.181-50 per baU
Jerseys, (2.5(&!.7a. Apples Common, SL2is
1.50 per bbl; good. $1,753.0X1; choice to fancy.
(2J!52.5". Cranberries-Cape t;od, &M
t.50 per bbl; Jerseys, (0.0006,50.
For referring to a subject so onnsnal, but
It may possess interest lor some to know
Is sola for half the price oT the other
kind. lMhOLJ,esay If tbe quality
was not what it should be, ot course it
wouM not sell stall.
Baking Fowder Companies say nothing
of their exorbitant prices, but talk oon-
tmually of chemical analysis, c ,
: . i - It tbe scientists trad the rtenttta.kol -tet
pfactiral womea try fllasaw. aod
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