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L n r . THUKSDAY, NOVEMBER- 12U1891.
. TilVt.. .4 W.mi4 .
Royal Baking Powder
Is Superior to
It is a scientific fact that the Royal Baking Powder is
absolutely pure. .1 will go still further and state
that because of the facilities that company have for obtaining
perfectly pure cream of tartar, and for other reasons depend
ent upon the propt r proportions of the same, and the method
of its preparation, the Royal Baking Powder is undoubtedly
the purest and most reliable baking powder offered to the
public. y; 7 HENRY A. MOTT, Ph. D.,
;. . " . " ' Late Chemist for U. S. Govt.
DROPPED 'EM A LINE
Secretary Foster's Letter to the
POIMS' OF THE HEW SIEVES LAW,
And How It H Operated on the Coun
try Finance A Declaration That the
otes Issued Under the Law Are Prac
tically Hacked by m Gold Dollar's
; Worth of Mlver An Annnal Increase
rf Currency In the Country Imperative
ly Xeceasary Comments on Free Coln-
Xew ORLEANS, Nov. li There was a
Iirge gathering of men who handle
money at the meeting of the American
B inkers' association here yesterday,
about 800 delegates being in attefcdanee,
and a number of interested visitors. A
welcome to the city was extended the del
egates in a brief patriotic speech by Sena
tor txiDson. roe presiaeni annum nu
dress. the report of the executive com
mittee and other reports were read, in
cluding th.it of the secretary, which
showed that the association lost I4l mem
bers during the year and gained seventy
four. The whole number of members is
1,993. As soon as the preliminary busi
ness had b"en transacted a letter from
Secretary Foster was read, giving his in
terpretation of the act of July 14, 1890,
- and some notes upon its operation.
Provisions of Last Tear's Silver Bill.
The letter is dated at Washington, Nov.
S, 1891, and in fall is as follows:
GnxTi.r.MKS: In response to the request
contained in your communication of the IWh
ult. that I prepare a letter upon the operation
of the act of July 14, 1W0, to be read before the
annual convention of bankers, I have the
honor to submit the following:
The essential provisions of the law of July H,
190, are these:
1. Monthly purchase by the government of
4.5U0,flU0 ounces of silver at the market price.
2. Payment to be made in a new form of pa
per money denominated treasury notes.
8. The notes to be full legal tender for all
debts, public and pr.vate, and to be held by
any national bank association as part of its
4. It Is declared to be the policyof the United
States to maintain the two metals on a parity
with each other at the present leeal ratio or
' such ratio as may be provided by law.
& Two million ounces of silver shall be coined
. monthly into silver dollars until July 1. 1SB1.
6. After July 1, 1SPL the compulsory eoinairs
of silver dollars ceases; only such dollars need
, be coined as are necessary for the redemption
of treasury notes.
7. The provision of the act of Feb. 28, 1ST,
requiring the monthly purchase and coinage
into silver dollars of not ltus than &!.M.
nor more than $4,(Hu.0U0 worth of bullion is re
a The moneys on deposit with the treasury
for the redemption of national bank notes ap
covered into the treasury and retired bank
notes are to be redeemed from current cash.
Purchase of silver Cnder the Law.
The amount of silver bullion purchased with
treasury notes under the provisions of the new
law from Aug. 13, 18B0, to Nov. 1, 1C91, has ag
gregated 68.5H8.536 fine ounces, costing $h.&.'1,
65, an average cost of J1.03 per tine ounce.
From this silver $27,MM75 have been coined,
and the remainder is stored in the shape of tine
bars in the vaults of the mints as a reserve
against the treasury notesoutstanding. While
the new silver law provides for the purchase of
nearly two and one-half times the amount of
silver required by the act of l-O!, the compul
sory coinage and issue of ;!.(.( HI silver dollars
monthly (and of sllvercertificates representing
auch dollars) is done away with, as. in lieu of
such dollars. United States notes of full debt
paying power, redeemable in gold or silver
coin, at the opt ion of the secretary of the treas
ury, and having behind ihwn practically a gold
dollar's worth of silver bullion, have been sub
stituted. Yearly C'nrreney Increase De-irahle.
The new law provides for an annual increase
of our currency approximating $.VH!,(ifl, or
deducting the average retirement ol national,
bank notes in recent years, an annnal addi
tion to our circulating medium of tHMWD.
While it is trite that the aniotmt of mom y in
circulation in this country at the present time
is greater than at any previous period in our
hLftory. and more per capita tlmu in any of
the lea line commercial nations of the world
with the single exception of r'rnijce, 1 am of
the opinion tb.it owing to our rniFl growth in
' ' population and wealth and the extraordinary
development in all kii;ds of business, a yearly
increase in our circulating r-ittlium some'.vhat
proportionate to our gro'.vth in population u
eecored ly fllie I'rewnt I.sw.
The issue of treasury notes under tli's act
affords such an increase of a perfectly conven
lt;nt and sound currency. IkimhI dollar for dol
lar on the cont value of silver bullion, redeem
able on demand in gold coiu and with the
pledge of the government to maintain it at
par. That this addition to onr circulation has
proven beneficial was forcibly exhibited dur
ing the spring and summer of flie present year,
when, through the necessities of Kurope, gold
was withdrawn from this country iu large
quantities, aggregating in a brief period of
Ave monthsover $72,(Mi,l. But for the sub
stitute provided for domestic trade in the form
of treasury notes, issued by the government
in the puruhaseof silver bullion, it is probable.
' i tjat this country would not have been able to
. stand this enormous drain of gold without
producing a stringency in the money market
- and serious busiuess disturbance.
THE PRICE OF SILVER BULLION.
Kffect of tbe Law Thereupnn Comments
on Bemonetizatlon. ' ' '
Another object of the tut of July 14, lHO, was
to piwide a home market for the silver prcrt
nut of the United States by requiring the pur
chase of silver api roiimating the monthly
product of our mines. That this large ab
sorption of silver by the government for cur
rency purposes would cause a raiid euhaneo
ment in the value of silver was very generally
believed. Indeed, it was Iioih-iI that the in
crease in the value of silver under the opera
tion of this law wonkl he so great and of so
permanent a uature that a point would soon be
reached when we could with safety open our
, miutn to the coinage of silver. Under te
operations of this law stiver advanced from MM
cents per tine ounce on the 1st of January,
"" U tl Jtl on An. 1", ISHu.
Causes of the Retro creaslon.
That ft has again retrogaded tn price isowing
In part to the fact that, because of the liberal
policy exercised by the treasury, as required
by lav. in the purchase of silver both as to the
quant ty purchased and the price paid, large
amounts of foreign silver were attracted to
this market. Other causes which I cannot en
large t pon hsve operated to produce this re
sult, p-ominent among which is the large fall
ing off in the shipments of silver to India and
China. Tbe smpmenis of silver from London
to India during the first nine months of the
present calendar year.shiuv a reduction of over
$17,ftM, W as compared with the same period of
the pri ir year, while the shipments of silver to
China .show even a greater decrease.
Possible future K.flYct.
It is claimed by those conversant with the
product and movement of stiver that when the
visible stoc k upon our market is disposed of
the m nthly alisorption of 4..VHUO ounces of
silver by the government will have the tend
ency to yfTectually and permanently steady
the pra e of that metal.
Iteinark as to Free Coinage.
If the remonetization of silver as full legal
tender money is ever accomplished it can only
be done by the action of nations of sufficient
commercial importance to maintain some fixed
ratio in coinij between the two metals. The
new silver act in an important step in that di
rection: First, because the compulsory coin
ago and Issue of silver dollars of less int rinsic
value than their nominal value is rcjiealed,
Perond, .wcauae it provides for a much larger
alisorption of silver by this country than here
tofore for currency purposes, and. third, be
cause ths new law declares that it is the es
tablished policy of the I'nited States to main
tain the two metals at a parity with each
Improvement on tbe Bland Bill.
It seem 4 to me that the act under considera
tion is a decided improvement upon the pro-
I visions of the act of 1STS, which it repeal, in
the grow ing wants of our country and has a
tendency to reduce the difference in value be
tween the two metals and thus help to restore
the equilibrium so much desired. Very re
spectfully, Charles Foster, Sccre'ary.
An Allusion to Bad Banker.
The presiding officer of the association,
Morton McM'chael, in the course of his
annual address said:
We are too deeply interested to ignore the
fact that tiere have been of late rude shocks
given the fabric of credit, but none ran know
better than ourselves how deep and wide are
the foundations upon which the banking insti
tutions of t he United States are built, and how
watchful ;uid honest the vat majority of
guardians -nt rusted with their care. Fortu
nately, the business world appreciates the sta
bility of thi btaika. and is no longer liable to
be hurried into panic. As there is nothing
more gratit ying to a banker than the undis
turbed confidence of bis depositors, very cer
tainly he has no higher duty than to so order
his life and his afiairs as to deserve that con
fidence. "The MIcntjr silver Dollar
Ever since 1K7 we have Ward much each
year about the mighty silver dollar from able
exponents of widely di' erging views; the
strictest mcnometalUst and stanchest advo
cate of f rea coinage" have alike lieen privi
leged to er.p und their doctrine, and each has
doubtless convinced himself that he alone
holds tbe fin sncial truth. We will be further
enlightened during our present sessions, and
will certain! , not be allowed to forget it in the
coming year 1 lielieve it to be a qucsifon of
even more vital moment to tbe wage-earner
than the banker, and have an abiding faith
that the nuts of our countrymen will see to it
that the pun basing power of the dollars they
labor for is n it imiH-riled.
Last even ng the visitors were taken tn
see the cotu a presses, stiar refineries and
other business enterprises of the city.
WOMEN OF THE WORLD IN COUNCIL.
A Declaration of Principles Adopted
Prohibition and Woman Suffrage.
Eostos, X it. li The world s conven
tion of the Woman's Christian Temper-
! ance Union peued yesterday in Faneuil
I hall. Miss I'rances Willard presided and
-delivered ti:e opening address. Lady
j Henry Somerset, president of the British
I Woman's Christian Temperance Union,
and many other eminent ladies represent
ins; the ttnio.i in all parts of the worid
j were present. After opening tbe nieeMr.s;
I Miss Willard placed it in ci.ure of Itdy
somerset, tts delivered an address.
What the Women Believe In.
The preamble of thedeclaratioa of priu
ciples which was adopted declares the
cunvention to bo commitled tothac-ea-
j tion of astro ig public sent iment iu favar
I of peVsonal purity of life, including total
! nbstiuence fn'tn the use of all narcotics;
j t lie protect ioi of the home bytheout
I lawing of the traffic in alcoholic liquors,
: opium, tobr.cto nnd impurity; the snp
j predion by la ,v of gambling and Sunday
I desecration; ti e enfranchisement of trie
women or all mv loos and the establish
ment of courisof natioual and interna
tional arbitra' i m which shall banish war
from the world
BequeMs of the World's Fair.
Miss Bowes, f British Columbia, moved
that tbe convention earnestly request the
board of mnuugers of the Columbian ex
position to pruLibit the sale of intoxicants
upon the ground at any time, and tiiat the
exhibition be closed on Sundays. Lady
Somerset moved that the same olUeers be
requested to ret uire purity in the art ex
hibitions. Both resolutions were unaui
mously adopted The election of officers
followed. Miss Frances K. Willard was
elected president ; Lady Henry Somerset,
vice president at large; Anna Gordon, of
Boston, secretary, and Mrs. Williams, of
Canada, treasurer. .
The Revolution in Brazil.
New York, Nov. 12. Dispatches from
Brazil confirm tbe news that Kio Grande
do Sal has seceded from the renublic. and
I many garrisons have joined the rebels.
Da Fonseca has fent troops to quell . the
revolt. At Kio de Janeiro the people seem
to be in ignoraoceof these facts, or declare
that the revolt is u very small affair.
Favors r he umn for Senator.
COLCMUU8, O., Nov. 12,-rChairniau
Habn, of the Republican Btate executive
committee, yestert ay annonnced himself
as favoring the reelection of Senator
Sherman. 4Heshuld be re-elected," said
; he, "ty all means, and I shall do all I can
to secure his return."
DUG OUT OF PRISON;
Marvelous Tunneling Feat at
SIXTY FEET THROUGH THE EARTH.
Three Men linrrow Their Wny to Liberty
A Job That Almost Rivals the I.ihby
Prlnon Achievement Months Occupied
In the Work, Which Required the I't
most Tig Vance and Caution and No
Small Amount of F.ngineering Skill.
WAUPUN', Wis., Xot. li After work
ing iu the most marvelously secret and
shrewd manner for a period of time which
must have covered many months, and
which passed unnoticed and unsuspected
during the administrations of two war
dens, three murderers, each serving a life
term, made their escape from the peni
tentiary here Tuesday night. They are:
Robert X. West, seut up from Ilock county,
Nov. 2.1, WW. H6 jears old, 5 feet 8 inches tall,
dark complexion, dark brown hair, gray eyes;
he had made thre previous attempts to es
cape. John Stagg, from Jefferson county, Sept. 34,
1HX4, 57 years old, 5 feet inches tall, light
complexion, dark hair, blue eyes.
Ferdinand Mack, sent up April SO, 1KW, frr m
Waushara county, 43 years old, 5 feet 8 incLes
tall, light complexion, brown hair, blue eye;
face pitted with sma.l-pox.
Began Operations tn the Well.
All three were employed in the prison
wash house, and carried on all the exten
sive operations of the prison laundry. In
the west end of this building is tbe boiler,
at tbe south end of which is a bricked
open well twelve feet deep. The men
commenced operations on the east wall of
this well about eight feet below the floor
surface. They removed enough brick to
make a square passageway large enough
to permit tbe passage of a niau's body.
They then fastened the removed brick to
a board, making a door which, when
closed, left the wall with every appear
ance of undisturbed solidity.
Were Expert Knglueers.
Beginning here they tunneled east about
four feet, turned to tbe north and went a
distance of six feet, and then went directly
under tbe wash-room boiler and through
tbe wall of the bouse, thence nnder tbe
alley to and through the main foundation
wall of the work-shop into aditoh beneath
the floor.made for convenience in running
water and steam pipes about the build
ing. After using the fuli length of the
ditch they dug under tbe shop wall again,
beneath an alley roadway a distance of
forty or fifty feet, and then under tbe wall
surrounding the prison buildings and to
the surface and the outside world.
Bad Three Hours' Start.
The men could work but a few moments
at a time consecutively, . and when it is
considered that tbey were obliged to re
move and dispose of all dirt and rock
encountered in the tunneling of over sixty
feet without taking it outside the walls or
awakening suspicion, the magnitude of
tbe undertaking and the skill with which
they worked may be realized. The men
were not missed till 0 o'clock lait night,
when the yard guards made their re
port, and it is supposed that they got
away at 3 p. m , as they con Id have done
so. Snow and rain were falling at tbe
time they are supposed -to have got away.
Left Ko Tracks Behind.
This assisted them in escaping the ob
servation of the wall guards, oueof whom
was stationed not over fifty feet from
where the convicts emerged from the tun
nel. This also obliterates their tracks. It
is believed from reports brought in by
citizens since the escape was made known
that the fugitives have traveled west from
tbe city. A reward of 103 is offered for
their capture, aud as they have not a lonsr
start and are in prison clothes they will s
in great luck if they are not soon recaptured.
THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
They Listen to Master Workman Pow
derly'a Annual Address.
Toledo, O., Nov. Pi. The general as
sembly of Kuights of Labor yesterday ex
changed congratulatory telegrams with
several other industrial bodies, aud then
settled down to listen to Master Work
man Powde;ly's address. Among his sug
gestions are the following:
That local la s lie relegated by the general
assembly to jocal iiswmhlies; that the general
executive loainl lie given authority to hear tes
timony; that a uniformed rauk be made a
feature of the order, as there is a sentiment in
favor of such a movement amoug the young
men, especially: that a degree for those too
young to he memlicrs be established as an ed
Keferences to Politics
He says that law passed by the general as
sembly at its last session giving the chief of
ficials power to discipline men; tiers whodefame
them through the newi.afiers had a good in
fluence. On the question of politics he insists
that when an officer seeks olitical preferment
he should retire f mm bin official position in the
order, lie says that the government should
operate the railroads, and thinks the
time near at baud when this will
be brought about, and takes much credit to the
order becaupe of the fact that in eighteen
states a secret ballot has been secured. lie
suggests that the following preamble be added:
That all laws shall lie submitted to the peo
ple for their scrutiny and approval before t hey
are rasaed upon by congress or legislature."
' Chlcsgo Fat Stock tbow.
Chicago, Nov. 13 The fat stock show
opened last evening at the Exposition
building. There were 4 PU0 or 5,000 per
sons present, including a large number of
western and northwestern live stock men.
Tbe display of cattle, hogs, and sheep,
chickens, aud other fancy stock is very
fine, tbe best ever given, and is pro
nounced a success by those who have
Patent medicines differ
One has reasonaJjlencssr an
other has not. One has repu
tation another has not. One
has confidence, bora of suc
cess another has only
Don't take it or granted
that all patent medicines are
alike. They are not. , -
Let the years of uninter
rupted . success and the tens
of . thousands of cured and
Kappy men and women, place
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery and Dr. Pierce's
on the side of the comparison
And there isn't a state or
territory, no nor hardly a
country in the world, whether
its people realize it or not,
but have men and women
in them that're happier be
cause of their discovery and
Think' of this in health.
Think of it in sickness. And
then think whether you , can
afford to make the trial if
the makers can afford to;take
the risk to give your money
back as they do if they do
not benefit or cure yotf.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
" -" All kind of Repairing done, '
Also agent for Rockford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pants from $3 to $10.
1609 Second Avenne, Rock Island.
Over Loosleyt Crockery store.
Is not s cosmetic in the srnse in which thst term
is popularly used, but permanently beeutiaee. It
creates a tolt, tmooth clear.elvety skin, sad by
daily use gradually makes ihe complexion several
shades whiter. It is a constant protection from
toe effects of sun and wind and prevents sun
burn and freckles, and bbekueads wili never
cor.ie wh.le ou use it. It rkanses the face far
better than soap and water, nourishes tbe skin
tissues and thus prevents tbe formation of wrlnk
Its. It gives the fresbmss. clearnets and smooth
ness of skin tl.it on bsd when you was a l:ttle
Cirl Kiery lady, yonnEcr old. ongtit to nse it,
as it gives a more jorthful arpeprarce to any
lidy, and thtit permsnently. It contuins no scio,
powder or a'kttli, and 1s as bfltm'ess as dew and
nouri"hin2 to the fkin as dew is to the flower.
Price $1 00. a21dineti.ts and tmirdresrer,
or at Mrs. Oervaise Graham's stah!1nn-ent, 11,8
Pot street, San Francif co. heie she tretts la
dies for all blemishes cf tt e fece or fliTDre. La
dies at a distance t'eatcd by letter, er.d stamp
for her little boos '-How to he Beaut'ful "
SAMrTE BOTTLE mailed fr. e to ary Isd on
receipt of lOcentsin stamps to r)' for joetage
and packing. Lsdy agents wanted.
Cnrcs the sorat crt cf Frirkles, Snnburu,
tailowners. Moth rotche.. Pin. pies, sud all ekin
Memitbe. Price VI. SO. Harmlprs rJ ef
fective. No rample can be sent. Lady agents
THE DRUGGIST in th's town who first orders
a bill of myprcparatior.vwil! have lis name ad
ded to this advertisement.
MT preps rut ions are for tale, bv -wholesale
druggieta in Chicago and etery city west of it.
STATE 'SAVINGS BANK.
MOLINE, - ILLS.
Offlie Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave.
Succeeds the Molin e Savings Bank. Organised 1869
S PEB KIT. UTERES, PAID QS 0E?3SiTl
Organized under State Laws,
Open from 9 s. m. to 8 p. and Wednesday and
Baturtiay nights fiom TtoS.
PoKTEaPKiNKER, - . ... President
H.A. Aihswobth, . ,. - Vice-President
C. t. HsaxswAY. - - - Cashier
Porter Skinner, S. W. Wheeloek,
A.H.?',e , H.A. Ainsworth,
G. H. Ldws'ds, w. H. Adams,
Andrew tn berg. C. F. llemenwar.
Wyomtntf lot. it's toe iuhi oity of Wrnm
in, lias waterworks, elect ric lurhts. touting
milU. Located in tbe nun leu of wyomirur
Produeedthe prize potato crop of tie United
States in WW. for mips and further lalor.
nation apply to
MANS THOif. Buffalo, Wjo.
t- t 1 1
No. 1804 Second Aven
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for thu
county of th,
JPietrjos eud Organs,
WEBER, 8TUYVESANT, DECKED BROS WHfptJ
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIAnM
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and Pas.
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
tA full line also of small Musical merchandise. We haie ;
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moiine Wap Co.,-
Maiiillacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGS
A.fall and complete line of Platform and otber Sptir p Wr prns. ei-rcnanj cptfo ttik
" h,uc. i.i DHjieiiur nuiaKianpiiiri ara ntiihn. jiiusir: nat r:re l.:n net a
application. BeetheMOLINB WAGoN btfere pimtawitg.
IRCOBFOKATSO TTHDBB TES STATS LAW.
Rock. Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8o'c'.ocs.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Mone v loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
B. P. RBTNOLDd. Pres. F C. D23KMANN, Vice-Prea. J. M. BUP0HD, Cutie.
P. L. Xitchell. P. Reynolds, F. C. Denkmann. John Crabangb. B. P. E.:i,
Phil.Mitdull, L. Pinion. B. W. Burst, J. M. Bitord.
Jacksob A Eubst, Solicitors.
Began bnslness July 8. 18S0, and occupy the southcajt comer cf Mitcbtll Lynilrttsi
p j AMTHRACITE COAL. I NL
C. O. JD.
221 and 223
Al. Lanndrj Work done on short notice.
A specialty of Dress ekirtt.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
VIGOR OF r.1Efl
Easily, Quickly, Permanently Raatotsd. .
Wakana, Nervaeas. Ueblllty. and an
the train of evlii tnmi early errorsor later ezceases,
tbe repolta of overwork, sickneaa. worrr. ete. full
strength, development, sod tons rTen to every
onan aad portioo of tbe body. Simple, natural
meiooas. immediate laiproTement seen, r allure
impossible. S.UM) refervnres. Bok, explanation
Ad proofs mailed (sealed) free. Addreaa
. KRIK MKOICAk CO.. BUFFALO, N. Y.
W. C. MAUCKER,
Proriertv which he h ha.i :ti".fi for :te 1 1
tel busini, is now ir j.rca to
tzodate tran-v V. p:.-
Dav and Regular Boardingl
at vcrj rcao: s'j'c writes.
He is alsc tns-id ') '-e
st the tame place wi:b a cho ce lo! .if Gnx-"J
Farm produce a ivca..J. I
No. 1724 THIRD AYE-
A. M. & L. J- PABKER
S"Firt-clsse wora aid !" ' t"rt'"
RING CS CP.-
Leave Your Orders for
Correr Eleventh f tree: ndT.o
Telephone No. MX.
H. F. LAMP Manager