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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XLIII. HO 307.
SOCK ISLAND, ILL., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16. 1895.
FBI03 TXIXIC3 CZ3TX
Important Works Urged Upon
EECOFE CANAL AT ST. CLATE FLATS,
Ami ;roalT Width at Lime Kiln Cronclng
Hay 1-akc f liunni-1 Proposed and the
Sui,i;i-liiii laiuralily Iteceiveil Presi
dent h:vfllaml and Ills Family Togi-thrr
nt the Nutlonal Capital Again Suna
tlmial lieport Alratit Venezuela.
WA-msaos, Oct. 11. President I-iv.
nv.d Socn-tary Keep, of the I-akc
( Carriers' ufciuciation, have been hero for
ffivt m! days in ci.i.f.-niii-e with Sccn-tnries
I :ii!i;;'it untl Carlisle- mid fJcnural Craig
hill, i-bief of niinccT.i, relative to a ntmi
Ikt if iinijortaui. lake ami river projects in
wis Sell the entire northwest and particu
larly the vrssilnun are interested. Theso
include' plans lor a second canal at the St.
Clair I'lats. which is one of the main Br
it ries of hike commerce. It In proposed to
tlotihle t!ie eaprcity of the canal by having
one for up tr;.!!i-ami the other for down
At present if a collision occurs in this nur.
ro.vinmil the vast traffic on the lukej
passing this o'.nt is brought Ui a stand
still. This is particularly threatening to
the et''ii-ive iron trailic from the north
l.iicc Kiln I 'riwoini; To I Wlilrnecl.
Anotli'T pn-j'ct is to widen the Lime
K'.In -rossli!;; from 41;) to Wirt fret. This
crossing is the "Hell's (Jatu" of the lakes,
and btcaiii and sail vessels frequently B'1
0:1 the roeUs owii 1? 10 tin- narrowness of
tho cut. Iris :.! .. ;ir..ios.'U to svideii Hay
I.:i';o channel, which to tiie southerly
waterway leading to the S.-uilt Me. Mario
canal. Secretary Ixtiiiont and General
I'raUfhill have shown much interest in th
Iirop-os-ed improvements, and feel that the
prejects would materially aid northwest
ern o.iitmcrcc. As a result of the confer
ences it is hclk-ved that all of the im
provements will lis recommended to con
gress. l;i strict Urn on tfiu Hurting llusineM.
Hi fore .-S.-eretary Curlisln the Uestinn
has ln'ii nrt;ed of stron.fr restriction of
railing on the lakes and rivers. These
lare rafts are ass-.-rtcd to lie a menace to
tlie vesel interests, as the rafta hreak
r.iuirt and the. stn.y lojrs get in the wheels
of steamers and otherwise dam.ige steam
and s:iii vessels. Carlisl visited the lakes
home time ngo, and while there saw one
of tin- s. aitiT tl rafts and the serious darn
ing it threatened. He gave the vessel
representatives full assurance of his eo
ojici'tit ion in seeurinja law from the com
ing ro!igres liy which the size of the rafts
fchall 1m restricted, a sy.-tem of lights and
i;nal i adoptesl, and the owners of the
raits mad'- r. H!:,ilIe for such daucigc as
their rafts uccasiou.
T:i T VI-M.t l-.i. Y SKXS.YTION.
No C'redi-iicr t.lvca the ltnrt That ttritUh
Trmp Arc Mur-llii.
V." A' HIM. Ton. Oct. in. At the slate de
tinrtmetit the report that lirit tsh troop:;
lire, advai'cin through Brazil on Vene
zuela linds no I'Tviier.iv. The entire co
lonial army of Ii-iti..!i tiiiv.na iiiiiu!m rs
IT' K mil it i:i. a force loo small 111 1 clT-ctive
i;i a co::!lict witii Vcnezuehi, and besides
the KKti-.li are too well informed as to tiie
rights of other nation.- needlessly to make
an issue with a friendly nation like lint7.il
liy viiii.it .nil her territory. Again, the
p;irti -tilir corner of j5ra;'il that such a
force would '.). obliged to traverse is an
impenetrable jungle, a'r.l the roui-- would
land it far b:ick in the interi :r remote
from tiie tract involved in the boundary
ll i . recalled that, a similar report was
set atloaf a f -w wei-ks ago. only the scene
ill that ca-e was on the boundary of
French (iui:iu.i.amt the armed forces were
represented to have, lvcn landed from a
l-Vetwh v.-i is. in Vsrl t:l.-r. it. V-.-IS ffilltlil
later that tic party seen was made up of a
few gold miners seekiirr new mining
gniUl.d-. 11ml it is presume,! that in the
present case the expedition reported is
nothing more than another mining p.u In
going into the interior.
AI L AitK HACK AT WASHINGTON.
I'roi.lt-nt t lev. lan.l. Ills Wile and His
Tlirec Little . Ills.
WASHINGTON. Oet. Hi. The presidential
family was reunited in Washington last
evening. l'nvddeiit Cleveland reaehiii
the city by water in the afternoon and
Mrs. Cleveland and th.i children arrived
by train at 11:10 p.m. A Unit t o'clock
the titcnui yacht Oneida with the presi
dent. Private Secretary Thuilx-r and
Commodore K. C. Henedict docked at the
rsvveiilh street wharf, where carriages
were ill waiting toeor.vey them to the exe
cutive mansion. The trip from Lower
New Vers bay. which the Oncid.i left
Monday morning, was accomplished just
uUmt on schedule time.
The trip was an enjoyable one and the
faces of the luemlicrs of the party h.-ar
evidence to their espmiiite to the s"i air.
The president's summer outing .it tirar
Cables has had a very beneficial rffeel on
liini and hp return Invij.-or.itc.l n:ul re
fri'shcd for the winter's work at the capi
tal. The chief executive will have bu: a
brief rest. for next wivk he g.vs to Atlanta
to pay a visit to the Cotto:i States and In
ciiiNA coNCKm:- m it hlmamis.
Pcnby nd the ltriti.h Minister ApH-al to
WAStllNfiWS. tVt. Hi. Minister Denby
and the British minister to China have
succeeded la overcoming the obstacles
which threatened to make the Ku Cheng
commission a 'failure so far cs it was in
tended to secure the punishment of the
Chinese who wen- guilty of participation
in the riots at Ku Cheng, wherein much
damage was done to missionary property
and great indignities le .iped uio:i the
missionaries. At each stage the commis
sion has lK-en hindered in pros-cuting its
inquiries by the local Chinese officials.
The viceroy of the province of Sze Chuan
himself has tood in the way cf the pun
ishment of the guilty parties. Finally
appeal was made to the Tsung-Li-Vameu
directly, and that body has acceded to the
demands of the ministers. The result is
that seventeen more of those engaged in
tik Bro.Safi2 r&t? will b cstcukhL
all tlia rioters will ba tried and, presum
Spiritualists Complain or Feneration.
Washington, Oct. Hi. The third an
nual convention of the National Spiritu
alists association is in session hero The
annual report of President II. 1). Barrett
i-.i- i:e-J an Ritdition of sixty-live percent.
In laemljership during the year. The re
port also protested against the alleged
general jMTsccutio'n of spirit mediums, as
serting that lifty-two of them had been
arrested daring the year 011 false charges.
President Barrett recommended the ap
pointment of commit tew on litigation and
legislation in each community to conduct
a vigorous campaign against the ersccu
tinn of spiritualists, and urged them to
take more active par: in po'itics.
Exports anil Iuipnrls for September
Washington, Oct. 10. The total ex
purts for September wero (53,513,41'!,
against 5t,Tyi,ti75 for last year; for tho
first nine months of W5, rj7,:jl).Sii,
Hgainst 576,ilS,STS for the corresponding
eriod last year. The imports for Septem
mt were c-"i,oi",tV.l npiinst t'.,2V,lJ3 for
Septcmlier 1H; for the first nine months
of 10, tioo,ii;j,liJ and for 1301 JJ,5SW,-0.
Those Overworked Clerks.
Washington, Oct. Hi. Secretary Smith
has directed the force in the law division
of the Interior department to work one
hour extra every day in order that tho
work of that division may lie brought tip
to date, it is now ubout ten months in ar
rears. CITIES CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS.
Milwaukee acid Fort Wayne People Having
a Season of Festival.
MlLWAl'KhK, Oct. Hi. Milwaukee began
a two days' jubilee this morning at sun
rise the celebration of the fiftieth aiini
versury of the change from a village to a
municipal corporation. Never was the
city so gaily illuminated and decked in
dags and bunting. Brass bands are dis
coursing music on the down-town streets
Committees of citizens met five gulicrna
torial parties this morning from Minne
sota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Wis
consin. After their arrival there was a
civic parade of different organizations ag
gregating 17,UOj -lersens. This evening
there w ill In? tin illuminated bicycle pa
rade, in which 5,01(1 men and women will
take part. This afternoon loO old settlers
and pioneers will be given a reception at
the Academy of Music.
FoltT Wayne, Ind., Oct. Hi. With ring
ing of lM-lls,lMMimiug of camion and shriek
ing of whistles the four days' celebration
of the HiOth anniversary of the founding of
Fort Waynn was ushered in yesterday
morning. Never did the people of this
city hear such a noisy and enthusiastic
demonstration The city was handsome
ly decorated last night, grand arches illu
minated and the electrical display the
lluest ever attempted. Three thousand
IHTsons at Princess rink listened to tho
formal opening exercises address of wel
come by Mayor C. B. Oakley and response
by P. A. ltaudall, president of the Cen
tennial directory. A centennial ode to
Fort Wnyne whs read by S. B. Me.Manus.
The city is ciowded with pcople,and ninny
more are expected.
It's rcner's M-aip ne aiiTs.
CllICAco, O.-t. Hi. "I expect to go back
to the United States senate on March 4,
1S.C I have lieen a candidate to succeed
Senator Pcl'ter since the day when he de
feated me in Topeka nearly live years
ago." John J. Ingalls, the Kansas states
man said the foregoing, and added: "I
might have gone, back to the senate this
year when l.ucicn Baker was sent then1.
I could have got the office hands down.
But I would not take it. 1 would not
even allow my friends to mention my
name for the placf. I was not a candi
date for the senate to succivd John Mar
tin. I am a cumulate to succeed only
William A. lVffer."
l'reslij teriaa Synod of Illinois.
PcouiA.Uct. Hi. The first session of the
Presbyterian State synod was held hist
night. After devotional services Rev. A.
J. St il, of Strentor. delivered the annual
cnaon, and the election of officers result
ed: Moderator, W. A. Hunter, of Bloom
iugtou; temporary clerks, Charles K.
Morris, Chicago; Joseph M. Ross, ol
Schuyler; permanent clerk. Dr. S. II.
Hyde, of Schuyler; stated clerk, IJ. S.
IVoria Wants un Asylum.
Peoi:ia. His., Oct. Hi. The county
lxiard of suervisors has voted $2U,ouu to
secure a new asylum for the incurably in
sane for Peoria county. The city council
is expected to make an appropriation. Tiie
county gr.uig.- has served notice that a
levy will lie enjoined and that it has legal
opinion that the supervisors voting for it
will bo liable to criminal prosecution.
Wa4 Deteniilm-d to Hie.
Cleveland. O.-t. Hi. The IhkIv of a la
lx.ring man was pull. si out of the Cuya
hoga river, lie had made a desperate and
decidedly successful attempt at suicide.
He had nearly severed 1n;Ii legs, and had
triiil to strangle himself by tying a hand
kerchief tightly uround his neck and then
leaping into the water. His body caunct
Iforfte-linrrs In Convention.
DETKolT. Oct. Hi Some X) horscshocrs
from all -aixts of the country have arrived
in the city to attend the convention of the
llorscshoers' National Protective associa
tion which is in session at the Hotel Cadil
lac. The work of the convention is large
ly in the line of scientifi discussion of in
terest to the trade.
ISreaks Cp an Industrial School.
Chicago, Oct. H. Governor Alt geld has
discharged all of the dependent girls who
hare been committed to the Kvanston In
dustrial SchiNil for Girls, which means
the practical closing of the school. It is
expected that a numlicr of organization
will take chiirge oJ the girls and lind
homes for them.
San Francisco. Oct. 10. The trial o!
Theodore Durrani has been continue .1 un
til next M jiii'.ay on ticcount of the illncs.:
of Attorney Duprcy, the leading counsel
of the defease.
Don't you know that Hood's Sar
saparilla will overcome that tired
feeling and eive vou renewed vijror
I and vitality?
Fcr the Solution of the National
CURRENCY 102 TEE 1TEXT CENTURY
rheme Outlined at fle Atlanta Bankers'
Meeting by the Ex-Governor or Minne
sota Revenue in the rojeet for Tour
Uncle Samuel Elasticity Guaranteed
Kx-Governor Itoie Talk on Silver sad
Advice the Iowa IK'uifM-racy.
Atlanta. Oct. Hi. At the bankers' con
vention ex-Governor Merrium, of Minne
sota, read a paper entitled "The Currency
for the Twenrth Century," in which he
outlined a currency scheme. His sugges-'
tion was: "That, say forty per cent, of
the capital of a national bank be invested
in United States notes, 'and circulation bo
issued against tho same, the bills remain
ing in the hands of tho treasurer, and cur
rency to an amount cquul to the remain
ing sixty per cent, of tho capital stock to
be delivered to the bank for issuance when
desired. Before the unsecured currency
is forwarded, however, each bank should
pay to the treasurer a sum equal to five
per cent, of its capital stock as a 'bank
circulation safely fund,' upon which
money the government should allow in
terest at the rate of three per cent, per
Banks to Iteliiibnrse tho Government.
"The government, in case the assets of
insolvent banks be iiisullicient to reim
burse it for the circulating notes of de
faulting institutions, may assess each
bank pro rata to an amount sutlicient to
fully indemnify it for any losses incurred,
but iu any one year uo institution shall be
assessed more that 1 per cent, of ils av
cragc circulation for the previous year.
Inasmuch as then; an: likely to hi at
least J,0!) banks organized under tho na
tional law the treasury might act ns re
deeming agent for all of the banks, and
each bank should at all times keep with
the tn asurer 5 jut cent, of its cujnt.il
stock ns i redemption fund, which fund
should lie in gold coin, and held in trtl.jt
for the sp.vifl': purpose intended.
Unsecured Notes To lie Tux?i!
"As fast as notes are redeemed the bank
should at once remit a sum that would re
pair any deficiency made by redemiition,
amid new notes lie forwarded. Inasmuch as
the banks would make a prolit out of tho
circulation not secured by I'uited States
notes it is right that all of the luniks
should jinx a tax uixm the unsecured notes
tJ the government for the privilege ac
corded them. This tar should lie made
sufficiently large to pay all tho excnscsof
the ollicc of the comptroller, including the
printing of hank nous, engraving, etc.; to
pay the I'nitpd States for tho charters
granted a hnndsomo revenue, which should
aid in c'.Tr.iying general expense, and to
make the currency elastic.
Money in Cncle Sam's Poclcct.
"Kvery bank desiring to become na
tional should pay a tnx of 2 per cent.
pLT annum ujion the amount of its aver
age circulation. It ecu nt once lie seen
that whenever and wherever the demands
for money an- sufficiently active to en
able banks to lend their funds at prices
that will net them over 2 per cent, there
will be an incentive to put out the cur
rency, but when it is worth less than that
amount, as it has been in New York and
Boston for some months, the unsigned
bills would remain in the vaults. The
government would receive several mil
lions of dollars per annum into its coffers
as a return for the jiriviluge granted tho
No Vse for a Gold Iteserve.
"In addition, ilie interest 011 one hun
dred millions of gold now maintained in
idleness would be saved, and the gold put
into active use instead of licing out of the
channels of trade, then; U-ing 110 further
use for a 'gold n-serve,' as the bulk of tho
greenbacks and Sherman notes would bo
absorbed as a basis for currency or as a
reserve against dejmsits in banks. That
all parts of the country might have the
advantage of the national system, banks
should be tx-rmitted to organize with a
capital of J.5,tWO or even less."
BOIKS IX hie IOWA CAMPAIGN.
Says the I-eailii:? Istue Xet Year Is the
CKKKOKEE. Oct. Hi. Kx-Governor Boies
o;icticd the Democratic state campaign in
this section of the state. He reiterated
his views on free silver, saying: " In the
next national campaign the greatest ol
all questions to be sett lctT by tho Amer
ican peojde will lie the question of wheth
er or not silver is to be remnnctized and
restored to its original place as standard
money in the financial system of our coun
try. "If in lxith Republican and Democratic
national conventions the infiuencs of the
'money power" is suflicient to prevent a
stand N-ing taken by either, and these
great organizations are fully committed
to our present system, the last hope of bi
metallism will perish for the present.
Possibly, as the years roll on. and the op
pression of one class and the enrichment
of the other gmws more and more ap
parent. on embittered puluce will rise
in its might and crush all political parties
resjxinsible for the wrong.
'But before this can Is? done the scars
already made must crow deeper and wider
than they have yet become. I do not fear
to predict that the Rejiublicnn party will
never remonetize silver. It needs no
Moses to lead the DemiHTatic party in
Iowa to victory on this subject. All that
it needs is a manly stand of that party on
the side of her own people.
"If it will inscribe upon its banners an
unequivocal demand for a restoration of
silver to the place assigned it by the con
stitution of our country, aud honestly and
conscientiously stand by its own declara
tion, its success is assured. If it fails to
do this it will require a dispensation of
providence to preserve the pn-sent status
of even its organization in this and many
1 Manv a girl, by using Zoa-Phora at
the opening period of womanhood,
might be saved from life-long suffer
ing and expense. Sold by T. II.
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