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THE AKGUS, WEDNESDAY, FEJ311UAKY 10, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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A Granger Orator Talks to the
WHITE METAL THE FAEMEKS' HOPE.
Wie Senate Finance Committee Pnis Ita
elf on Kerurd Against Free Coinage
Carlisle nnl Allison l uexpertrdly Vote
With the Majority Several Financial
Bills lieporteil Adversely, Among Them
Pfffer'n Loan Scheme The Hatch Com
mittee Hears Some More Talk About
"Futures" Cnpital City Items.
Washington-, Feb. 10. The house com
mittee ou-coiimge, weights and measures
continued its hearings on the silver qui-s--tion
yesterday. Ix-onanl Khone, of Penn
sylvania, addressed the committee on be
half of the legislative committee of the
Kation.il Grange. The farmers, he said,
favored free coinage of silver. They be
lieve an inrrense in the volume of cur
rency would enhance the value of their
produats. Mr. Rhone presented resolu
tions adopted by the National Grange in
Juvor of free coinage. Owing to the scar
ity of money, he said, the farmer was at
the mercy of the money lender.
The Farmers in Karnest.
Free coinage he claimed, would remedy
or mitigate this evil. He spoke of the al
leged effect of the act of 1K73 upon prices,
nd the alleged benefit Kiivland derived
by the demonetization of silver. He said
that it was right and just to the debtor
and creditor that all money should be
equal in legal tender value, and strongly
protested agninst the demonetization of
ilver. The farmers, he said, were in earn
est in this matter, ami if they were in
error they had been deceived by the Lou
don and Liverpool markets.
A Senate Committee on Kecord.
The senate finance committee put itself
on record yesterday as to free coinage. By
a vote of 7 to 4 the Stewart free coinage
bill was reported adversely. There was
some perfunctory discussion on the meas-
nre liefore a vote was taken, and it was de
cided to admit the vote of McPherson,
who was the only absentee, his preference '
on the subject of free coinage being well
known to the committee. A motion to re
port the bill adversely was carried, the
members voting ns follows: Ayes Mor
rill, Sherman, Allison, Aldrich and His
cock. Republicans, and Mcl'herson and
Carlisle, Democrats. Noes Jones of Ne
vada, Republican: Harris, Vance and
Two Vote That Were Fnrijiected.
The action of Carlisle in voting against
the bill created some surprise among the
members of the committee, as he had
voted with the majority in the senate last
year on the passage of Vest's free coinage
bill. Allison's vote also caused some sur
prise. His position on the silver ques
tion was not clearly known and there
were many in fact a majority who be
lieved he was favorable to a free coinaire
measure. The vote on the bill had been
taken in the committee when Allison
entered the committee room; he whs asked
to vote and cast his ballot against report
ing the bill favorably.
Stewart Will Keep I'p the Fight.
The bill is now on the calendar of the'
Benate with an adverse report to bear it
down, but Stewart., its author, will not let
it rest there. At an early day he will call
It up and attempt to force its passage. The
committee also decided to make adverse
reports on lliscock's bill to amend and re
enact the act to prescribe a national cur
rency .secured by a pledge of United States
bonds, and to provide for the circulation
and redemption of the latter, and Kyle's
bill making certain issues of money a full
legal tender in payment of all debts.
Fetter's Kill Is l'ractirallv Head.
A bill introduced by the late Senator
Plumb providing for the retirement of
national bank notes, the free coinage of
ilver, and for the promotion of interna
tional free coinage in silver, and Peffer's
bills to provide for a loan of money to the
farmers of Indiana and to increase the cir
culating medium by issuing treasury
notes bused on gold and silver coin and
bullion, and to amend the coinage laws
accordingly, were nls ordered reported
adversely. The bills of Hiscock, Kyle
and PelTer were indefinitely postponed in
SOME MORE LIGHT ON "FUTURES."
A New Yorker efenls the Hoard of
Washington', Feb. 10. Henry 15. Nie
lnnd, of New York, representing the Pro
duce Exchange, g ive the Hutch committee
yesterday his view on "futures." He op
posed the bill under consideration, of
course, and said that the business done in
futures was just n piece of machinery for
moving the products of the country, as far
superior to the old methods of doing the
same as railroads are ahead of wagons or
elevators of half bushel measures. Fifty
years ago, he said, the radius of markets
was much smaller. Farmers in a district
where the crop was abundant took low
prices for tiieir yroduct. while their neigh
bors, within two huudred miles, in a
district uf jioor harvest, received much
The World Is His Market.
Today the market was the world. Merely
local conditions were dona away with. Too
much stress, could not be laid upon this
altered condition, for it resulted that the
market must be far broader, in every
sense; that it must be able to cope with
the world crop at any moment. It was as
serted by some that dealing in futures was
always disastrous to the producer, or
fanner, but us much might be said in
precisely tiie opposite disection. that iu
the long run the tanner who use the deal
ings in futures to market his own pro !u,i.
and that alone, would be the gamer, hy
seizing those opportunities that now a:.d
again ccurretl under this system.
No KeHuctiou Allowed.
Chairman Hatch took except iou to a
remark by Nieland that the bill permitted
the farmer to sell without limit. Hatch
asked Nieland what he meant.
"l meant," was tne answer, "tnat the
fan kt would sell what was growing be
fore it had been harvested. Human uature
la w eak."
"1 on mean that the farmer's human ua
ture is weak?" asked Hatch.
"I say," said Nieland, "that a bill that
will let any man lwcome a f..rmer will al
low uiscru minus men to become farmers.
Thcie is nothing in the bill to prevent
then, selling what is growing."
Proceedings in Congress.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.-In the senate
yesterday Senators Peffer's and Plumb's
free cjinage biils, Kyle's bill to make cer
tain issues of money legal tender in pay
ment of nil debts and l'efler's bill to loan
money to Indiana farmers wore reported
adver-ely. Kyle's uud l'td'er's loan bills
Wore indefinitely postponed: the pthers
placed on the calendar. Sherman intro
duced a bill prepared at the treasury de
partn ent to restrict Chinese immigration.
A bill was introduced to invite presidents
of American republics, the king and
q"ie?n of Spain and others to the World's
fair. ii.e Virginia direct tax bill was de
bated without action and then eulogies on
the late Representative Houk were deliv
In tl e house a resolution was agreed to
for an investigation into the failure of the
Keyst ne (Philadelphia) and other bsnks.
A bill va passed making the secretary of
agriculture eligible to the presidential
chnir in case of the death of all the othei
memlwrs of the cabinet. The West Point
appropriation was debated in committee
REIGN OF THE MOB.
NO PENSIONS TO NON-RESIDENTS.
The Ma-KNure Fathered by Representa
tive Newberry, of Illinois.
Wash Xcton, Feb. 10. The attention
of Congtessman Newberry, of Illinois, was
called to a dispatch from Montreal stating
that the-e was much anxiety among per
sons resi ling in Canada and drawing pen
sions fro:n the United States government
over his bill providing that no pensions
shall be paid to any person who is not a
resident of the United States. Newberry
said his Measure was a good one and its
main ob.'ect was to bring the pensioners
residing iu other countries back to this
They Are All Over the World.
In Germany, Austria, Turkey, Kgypt
and in i;ict all over the world, lie said,
there wen large numbers of United States
pensioner residing who had no intention
of ever returning to the United States.
They could live abroad cheaper, and they
were rais ng families, the sons becoming
citizens ol foreign countries, and in case ot
war with the United States they would
fight against their mother country.
Mores for Reduced Duties.
Washington, Feb. 10. In the Kuis6
yesterday Wike of Illinois introduced a
resolution declaratory, iu his view, of some
of the priu jiples governing just taxation,
and instructing the committee on ways
and means to report a biil enlarging the
free list and reducing tariff duties; and
also to n-pirt a bill to levy an income tax
on all incomes in excess of isVKiO to meet
any increased demands on the treasury
arising fro u any such reduction of tariff
duties or fr ni any other cause, liiishnell
of Wisconsin introduced a resolution ask
ing for the appointment of a committee of
nine to asci rtain whether any articles of
United States manufacture are sold cheap
er in foreign countries than to United
States eitizt us, and if so, why.
SHORT SELLERS IN CLOVER.
F fleet in Chicago or a Report that the
Anti -Option Hill Will Pus.
Chicago, Feb. 10. The report brought
buck from Washington by the president of
the Hoard of Trade that the anti-option
bill was likely to pass the lower house of
congress almost threw the wheat trade
into a panic. Wheat declined over 2 cents
a bushel in t le regular trade, and so great
was the ularin over the prospect that the
decline continued after the board was
closed. Ou i he curb brokers were hurry
ing around from office to office trying to
sell wheat ut 87;,4 cents for May. 4 cents
under the figure bid for it in tiie early day.
Corn was 1 wer; so were oats; so were
Comniisniru Houses Grew Cautioas.
This drop in prices was not the only
demonstration of alarm. Commission
houses became cautious of customers.
Holders of wheat and bulls with money,
such its Sid Kent, W. K. Linn and others,
taking the gr und that if the anti-option
bill passed t icre was great danger of a
panic, gave tip their fight for an advance
and sold out. After the big men sold out
the little brok ;rs stampeded. There was
distress among ali sorts of holders of
property. Tiie only man who got any
comfort was tl c short seller, the individ
ual who was ti-he the victim of the anti
Will Make Vigorous Protest.
The banks, us uneasy as any of the
others, hurried a memorial to lie sent to
congress protesting agaiust a bill which
threatened all t he western grain and pro
vision iuterests. Besides tiie protest sent
by eighteen of the city banks, institutions
representing over tViU.UtXi.OtK) of money,
the board uf directors appointed au addi
tional committee to go to Washington to
make plain the dangers of attempting to
upset the .settled methods by which corn,
oats, cotton and provision products of the
country are transferred from producer to
Deadly Kxet ution with a Shotgun.
LITTI.K KotK, Feb. 10. A bloody tragedy
is reported fnn i Toilee, a small stuuou
ten miles east of this city. The constable
at thai place went to the home of a negro
with a warrant f r his arrest. He ordered
the man out of the house. This was re
fused, and the itficer then attempted la
enter by force. J?'ive negroes were in the
house and. on discovering the officer'n
plans rushed to the door, tiring on him
withiistols. Tli officer, armed with a
double-barreled shotgun, returned tilt
fire, killing four if the crowd.
Lot-Jumpers on Top of an Ok
THE PLACE IN A STATE OF ANABCH1
A Decision of Secretary Noble Produces
a "State of Things" All the Titles !
the Town Declared Bad A Mob ol
t Claim Jumpers, Including Town at d
County Officials, Take Whatever Thrj
Like Help Called for 'and Bloodshed
Guthuik, O. T., Feb. 10. Elreno, Okla
homa, a city of 2,000 people, is built upon
land homesteaded by John Foreman. Lh- t
Saturday Secretary Noble decided that
Foreman had illegally sold his land in
town lots and cancelled his patent. As
everybody in the town had bought of Fore
man all property was left absolutely with
out title. As soon as this became know n C j
disorderly element in the town began to
The Lot-J limping ;rows W'orse.
At first they took possession onh of the
unimproved lots, but the fever soon spread
nd by dark Monday night half the people
in the town were trying to get posses.-!, n
of property that, had been bought ami im
proved by others. In the night they broke
open all vacant houses and store rooms
and took possession.
County and City Ofllri.il in the Mol.
The county and city officers joined the
mob and t lie orderly and luV abiding cit
izens were left wholly without protection
to life or properly, (jovernor Siy w ired
late Monday night to the sheriff ordering
him to disperse the mob, but he failed to
do so, and yesterday morning a telegrutn
was received at the executive office sinned
by all the leading citizens saying that
their property was licing destroyed anil
their lives were iu danger, and asking the
governor to call upon President Harrison
Sent Word to Secretary Noble.
The governor yesterday afternoon noti
fied Secretary Noble of the condition of af
fairs and troops will be forth-coming if
necessary- United States Marshal Griuu s
left for Klreno last night and has ordered
a large force of deputies there to quell the
disturbance. Iirge numbers of the worst
characters in the territory have flocked
there and are taking jios.ses.siou of private
property by force.
Families riven from Home.
Many families gave lieen driven from
their homes by force and the vandals have
taken possession of everything they can
get hold of. No blood has been
spilled yet, but feeling is high
and there is likely to lie an
outbreak at any moment. Secretary Noble
wires that he will give title to all parties
who bought property iu good faith from
Foreman and improved it.
A GHOSTLY APPARITION.
It Scares Some New Vork Men Out of a
New Yoi:k. Feb. 10. No. i7 IScdford
avenue, Williamsburg, is a three-story
brick building. The ground floor is occu
pied by Otto Kdel, a saloon keeper. He
lives with his family on the second floor.
The top floor is occupied by a Mrs. Ie
Fisher, a widow. At about 3::S0 a. m.
Monday Mathew Shaw, of North Seventh
street, and Kdward Deelin, of No. -Jill
North street, were taking a drink w ith the
bartender, William CoflV'y. As they raised
the glasses to their lips they heard a
shriek and a heavy fall in the hallway out
side the saloon. They found Albert Mee
han, a young milkman who came to the
house daily, lying unconscious in the linil
way. When Meehan recovered he made
a dash for the street. He told the bar
keeper he had seen a ghost in the hallway.
Ill" Chost Iesrriled.
The men laughed at hi in and returned
to tiie house to investigate. On reaching
the first landing the three screamed and
tumbled head over heels down the stairs.
At the end of the landing stinid a tall
figure. Up to its w aist it was clad in some
white material, but above it was a skele
ton, As the men gar.ed at the apparition
tiie skeleton raised its right arm and
opened its jaws. When the men readied
the street two of them fainted. Dr. Fee
ney had them un.'.er his charge all day, and
says that they are suffering from slun k.
A crowd gathered around the house Mon
day night to watch for the phnutnin.
DEATH OF JOHN JAY KNOX.
A Man W ho Whs an Authority on Finan
New Yoi:k. Feb. 10. John Jay Knox
died yesterday afternoon at 2: o'clock.
Mr. Knox was Uirn at Knoxiioro, N. Y., in
lS-iS, graduated at Hamilton college in
149. and was trained to business in the
bank of Vernon. From 1S.1T to lstii he w as
a private banker in St. Paul.
His Official Career.
In 18U he advocated a national banking
system similar to the present one, and in
IHtWi he was appointed to a position in the
treasury department. He was made
deputy comptroller of the currency in lxiT
and comptroller in lSTi Hayes continued
him in that, office, and so did Arthur, until
he resigned in 1Jss4 to liecome president of
the National Hank of the Kcpuhlic in
New York city. His twelve annual re
ports constitute a standard authority on
Death of Kx-Oov. Scales.
Kai.kigh, N. C, Feb. 10. Ex-Governor
Alfred Moore Scales died at his home in
Greensboro, N. C, at 9:Xi last night. He
was born Nov. SB. is7, in Rockingham
county. He served in congress one term
liefore the war And for five consecutive
terms after Cue war; he entered the Con
federate army as a private, was in many
of the most important battles of that con
flict, was twice wounded and before the
close of the contest was created brigadier
Conies Out for Cannon.
Uasvili.k, III., Fell. 10. The Danville
News devotes several columsto announc
ing the candidacy of Joseph (J. Cannon
for the Republican non.iuatiou for con
gress. The friends of H. A. NeaK of
Charleston, uud Senator George Beacon,
of Prtris, are very net ive in pushing their
fuvontes. A demand w ill be made upon
the Republic-ail congressional committee
to hold a congressional primary mi the
auie day throughout the district aud in
dependent of the county primaries.
Cigarettes Killed the Hoy.
Huntingdon-, Pa., Feb. 10. John Rouis
port, a H-year-old isiy, died here from the
excessive cigarette smoking His body ir
John Jay Knox died at 2:30 yesterday
afternoon at his home in New ork.
Next Friday is the anniversary of Lin
coln's birthday and is a legal holiday in
Work has commenced in earnest at
Chicago to tear down the old exposition
A miner named Latus, in Siberia, has
just awakened from asleep of four months
and a hair.
A barrel found flouting in the river at
Nashville was found to contain the re
mains of a man.
Colonel R. J. Bright, f f Indiana, will be
sergeant-at-arms at the national Demo
The suffering from famine in Russia has
somewhat decreased since sledge travel ou
the snow has become possible.
Spurgeon's body is lyiniz in state nt
London; i:i,000 persons viewed the remains
yesterday morning before 11 o clock.
The eighth annual convention of the
Master House Painters' and Decorators
association is iu session ut St. Louis.
Amia Williams, a woman with four
husbands, has been cemmitted to jail in
Wilkeburre on the charge of bigamy.
The Chicago city council has passed an
ordinance to permit the managers of the
national Democratic convention to build
a w igw am for convention purposes.
The steamship Indiana, under the Amer
ican flaa, will leave Philadelphia Feb. 'JO
for Russia with a cargo of provisions
contributed for the famine sufferers.
Jennie Masaengill, w ho was supp --d to
have been killed by the dastard .McliUire
at Chicago, is recovering, and McLain has
procured a license to marry her as soon as
Kiujlisb journals strongly denounce the
report of the American emigration com
missioners Vharging Great Britain with
systematically sending its convicts to this
Insanity proceedings have been begun at
Washington against Mark'.e, the young
man who annoyed Miss Hattie Blaine.
Markle vigorously protests against such
Chicago at the present time is overrun
with thugs. Robliery and assault are of
nightly occurrence and the chiet of police
says he wants l.ouO more men to hold the
toughs iu check.
Emma Abliott's ashes have been sealed
into the lieautiful monument at Gloucester
erected by the famous singer liefore her
death. The ashes" were material ashes,
as her body had been cremated.
The mature members of a family named
King at Minneapolis locked a young
child in their house with two dogs last
Friday, and policemen broke into the
house Monday just in time to prevent the
dogs eating the child. The Kings have
Two young women have been assaulted
at Chicago within a month, both badly
lieaten, but neither robbed nor raped.
Last Thursday a young woman at St. Paul
was treated the same way and the similar
ity of the assaults leads the police to le
lieve that another "Jack" is abroad.
THE SQUABBLE IN CONNECTICUT.
Citizens Must Provide tor a World's Fair
Fxhibit The Legislative Kow.
Hai:tfoi;d, Feb. 10. Governor Bulkeley
has issued a proclamation inviting all per
sons interested to meet in convention in
the hall of the house of representatives at
Hartford on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11 o'clock
for the purpose of appointing a commis
sion to organize and provide for an adequate
and creditable exhibition of the arts and
industries of Connecticut at. the World's
fair in Chicago, and to consider the expe
diency of raising by popular subscription
a s .m sufficient to defray the expenses of
such a commission.
Why and Wherefore of the Case.
The governor takes this unusual method
because of the failure of the legislature to
make an appropriation for the purpose;
and the legislature doesn't appropriate
because it is not doing any business at all
this session. Ever since it met after the
last state election it has been quarreling
over the declaration of the result of the
vote on state officers. The house is Re
publican aud the senate Democratic. Yes
terday the house adopted a rule giving tlm
speaker the right, iu the absence of a
quorum, to adjourn the house for two
No Putciits Will He Extended.
Washington, Feb. 10. The committee
on patents yesterday, after some discus
sion, decided not to consider any measure
for the extent ion of a patent. The decision
of the committee was almost unanimous,
only one member voting against it.
Women arc not slow to
comprehend. They're quick.
They're alive, and yet it was
a man who discovered the otie
remedy for their peculiar ail
ments. The man was Dr. Pierce.
The discovery was his " Fa
vorite Prescription " the boon
to delicate women.
Why go round "with one
foot in the grave," suffering in
s:lence misunderstood when
theie's a remedy at hand that
isn't an experiment, but which
is sold under the giiarantee
that if you are disappointed
in any way in it, you can get
your money back by applying
to its makers.
We can hardly imagine a
woman's not trymg it. Pos
sibly it may be true of one
or two but we doubt it.
Women - are ripe for it.
They must have it. Think
of a prescription and nine out
of ten waiting for it. Carry
the news to them !
The seat of sick headache
is not in the brain. Regu
late the stomach and you
cure it. Dr. Pierce's Pellets
arc the Little Regulators.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive. sale for this county of f.t
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ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO '8 PIANOS,
And the ESTEY. WESTERN COTTAGE aj.d Far.
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
W A full line 1m of email Musical mertbandipe. We t-ne In our miplciy a iM-c'b P !io-
J. H. C. Petersen's Sons.
c uinc uicaiuic ill iiiuiuuilllllk' LU UIC UUUC I Pull V
have completed arrangements for our
SEVENTH ANNUAL SALE
Housekeepers' Linens. White Goods and
ommencme Wednesday, p fr. iu. and rnntmur-
untJI ill Intc ir rrcaA nut Pii- -ont i-.-.!-.-. .i.
" iwiw Ul , UUL. 1 yjl ltdlll I J 1 I Ml! II -
first floor we have arranged for this Great Annua! Sa':
on the SECOND FLOOR where vou will find even
thing displayed. TAKE THE ELEVATOR.
11 f 1 l"J iil 1.1' 1 -.5
vve ieei connaent mat tins sale will surpass ail ou:
previous efforts, and have no hesitation in guaranteed
to each and every customer a bargain. All qooj arc
new, fresh and clean, bought for this sale, ond "comprise
the most complete assortment of blended nr.i un
bleached table damask, turkey red damask, -3 and
r aamasK napKins.
An immense varietv of toweling and tow!.v over
100 different Qualities and patterns of white roods ani
Also a complete line of the well-know n Imperii
Mills crochet and Alarseilles bedspreads.
The 12 styles of table damask, bv tlv vnrd. have
-8 and 3-4 napkins to match, to which we call special
The line of bath towels which show this, season
surpasses any former assortment ever displayed bvus.
Everything in this sale ranges from the cheapest up
to the finest grades, so all wants can be supslied.
Our new spring lines of wash goods, such as seer
suckers, zephyrs, ginghams, are well worthy the at
tention of all buyers. Respectfully,
J. H. C. Petersen's Sors,
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd Builder,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth 8V. . . D,,,,!, Ttlaild
"All Mads of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimates for all fclnde of l'" tits
famiabed on application.
Rreat Clearing Sale , .
CLOAKS AND MILLINERY.
WE MUST HAVE ROOM
At once for extensive alterations in our store.
gain it have decided to offer our
STOCK of Cloaks and Millinery at
All goods marked in plain figures at prices tint will
make a great saving to purchasers who buy now.
1 14 West Second Street, Davenport.