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Actual tests show the Royal Baking
Powder to be 27 per cent, stronger than
any other brand on the market. If an
other baking powder is forced upon you
by the grocer, see that you are charged
the correspondingly lower price.
Bread, biscuit, cakes and muffins are
not known in most delicate and perfect
quality where Royal Baking Powder is
Satcrday. August 13. 1893
The Business Methods of the
Iron Hall Officials.
SOME 1T0EE TESTIMONY BI SOMEKEY
Gift of 81 TO.OOO to the rhlludelptila
Bank anil Why It was Given Official
Rondo Hint Don't Scein to Kind to Any
C re nt Kxtent Light on Lobby Opera
tions Where Is that 8,000 Davis
Had It but It Dntin't Materallxe Fi
nancial Exhibit Doesn't Make a Bad
Indianapolis, Aur. 13. The inquiry
Into the mysteries of the Order of the Iron
Hall whs resumed before J inline Taylor
yesterday morning: anil Supreme Justice
Somerby went through another ordeal.
He is n careful witness and answered the
searching; inquiries collectedly. He was
questioned nt length concerning the bonds
of the supreme officers, most of which
rere in his I'liilHilelpilia surety company.
He admitted that until ten days ago he
had not been under bond. At that time
he f.ive bond in the sum of S5.0G0 at De
troit, with Henry S. Roberts and "William
Xieach as sureties. This bond had never
been approved, arid consequently was not
in force, lit thought the bond was given
after this suit was brought. Supreme
Cashier D.ivis is under $50,000 bonds, the
witness said, but one of the sureties is
A Sum of SS8.000 Missing.
He also admitted that none of the funds
had been ph.oed in the hands of the su
preme trustee as required by the constitu
tion of th order for investment, but that
Supreme Cr.shier Davis had takeu $S3,000
to invest. The witness did not know how
or wheie it had been invested, but it was
Btill in the possession of Supreme Account
ant Hays and Mr. Davis. lie could offer
no liht a to the present ' whereabouts of
that sum of money. He also admitted that
there wns no specific authority for any
officer of the order to hold his position
longer than two years, bjt saiil it was the
under; ami ing of the sitting that its
powers li.s-ei! until another delegate body
had succeeded it.
Cinve s 1 ro,(l(10 to Save the ICank.
ContinuitiL-.. the witness told the story of
the Philadelphia bank, of which he is viee
presidtnt tird which now has $7:20, (MH of
the ori r's money. He said that the
reason ?17.X:0 had la-en donated to the
bankwa.-. ic tide over the i.-il iirr.-tssmoit
of this !.: :;lv. Tlie money wis taken froia
the fuu-.is of the order. If the receiver lor
the bank had been appointed it would
have resiiited in the appointment of a re
ceiver for the ord-.-r and its utter ruina
tion. The supreme officer d--enied it justi
fiable to donare this money. At noon At
torney Harris had not concluded his ex
amination of Somerby and he was placed
on the stand again in the afternoon.
THAT PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS.
A Little More l.iglit Thereon Sensation
al Testimony and Imputations.
Attorney Harris at once took up his
probe anil continued in pursuit of facts
about that Mutual bank. Mr. Somerby
said the first thing that turned up wrong
was when a holder of the old stock put in
a claim that it was to have been taken up
at a certain time. Hays took it up, about
$20,000, aying for it with deposits in the
bauk. When the Philadelphia bank
tot in trouble last April they
telegraphed Cashier Davis and he
at once came on with fl.V.i,
000 or thereabouts, "prepared to do
whatever was necessary." That "dona
tion" of $170,000 was gone into a little fur
ther and Somerby said: "The resolution
passed at tht Sunday meeting of the su
preme officers was, in effect, that, inas
much as we were compelled to have so
much in order to opeu the bank, and this
money was there, to accept it. I under
stood it was to be a gift, and that unless it
was given the bank and the order would
Got Tired of Lobbying for Nothing.
He admitted that no receipt or other evi
dence of the gift had ever been drawn up.
He was then drawn out on the subject of
legislative lobbying, and admitted that he
had done much of it. The sensation of
the afternoon came just at the last, when
the record of a meeting of the executive
committee, held just before the "snap ses
sion" of the supreme sitting in February,
1891, was produced and read. Somerby
made a speech before the meeting, in
'which he stated that much money had
been spent in legislative work protecting
the order in the fight made upon it.
Did Somerby Get That S4.000T
He saitl that this labor was not only ar
duous - and exacting, but daugerous as
.well.' It laid one liable to the penitenti
ary. ;lle had done much of it but he felt
' now that he had a reputation to maintain
- and bis family had some claims upon hiin.
He did not feel like doing it longer, and
Advised that the committee vote $4,000 per
year for some niau to do the work. The
committee voted this amount, and now
the plaintiffs expect to prove that Somerby
continued to do the work and took the
Think Davis Has "Blows It In.
Jt Is the theory of the . members of the I
supreme silting tiiat me ffss.oou wmcn
Davis took to invest whs dissipated by
him and Dan W. Knefler, one of the plain
tills, who was assistant cashier. During
the trial yesterday morning several mem
"bers of the sitting called Davis outside
and asked him if lie would tell them where
this hirjj-e su;i had been invested, but he
replied that he had no time to talk. Tne
sitting met for half an hour yesterday
morniug, but did nothing, as Somerby was
absent. It was unofficially announced
that Cashier Davis and Accountant
Walker would be relieved of their duties,
as they are iu league with the plaintiffs in
the suit. It is charged that they are try
ing to oust Somerby and as the sitting has
confidence iu him it will obey his request
that they be removed.
The Order's Financial Condition.
The sub-committee of the order which
Las been engaged for a week examining
the books hus uiade the following showing
of the financial condition: Benefit fuud
balance on hand Jan. 1, 1S92, $1,005,518.71.
Received from assessment, f l,21t9,6.59.60;
from reserve fund, $160,61S.(K; liiedi vision,
$8,WH); division No. 3, $41,107. 45; total, $2,
5o,.'".s3. 7S. Disbursements 0,522 sick and
disability claims, $310,66.41; 177 death
benefits, $2,12.50; l,4:ifi final dividends,
$,t03,3ta; total, $l,3tt!.173 91. Balance on
hand in benefit fund, $1,1-4,409.87.
Reserve fuud Balance in hand of banks,
including all accumulation to , Aug. 1,
f 1,352, 413.G4; reserve in the hands of the
supreme cashier, $148,431.35; total. $1,500,
General fund Balance on hand Dec. 31,
1891, $15,174.97; receipts to Aug. 1, 1S92,
170.931.16; total, $86,11)0.13. Disbursements
Warrants from 1,151 to 1,794, $63,160.73.
Balance in general fund, $22,934.40; im
proved real estate, $38,000. Total assets
(in all funds), $2,686,274.26.
TEMPLARS ARE LEAVING DENVER.
Concluding Transactions of the Encamp,
ment A ISanquet
Dkxveij, Aug. 13. The last session of
the Templar grand encampment began at
9 o'clock yesterday morning and ad
journed at 12:30 to meet again Aug. 27,
1895, in the city of Boston. The morning
session was taken up by reports of com
mittees and routine work. The installa
tion of officers took place just before the
closing of the encampment. The names
of the officers appointed by the gran 1
master are as follows: Grand standard
bearer, V. B. Melish, of Ohio: grand
sword bearer, George C. Conner, of Ten
nessee; grand warden, John A. Sloan, of
Missouri; grand prelate, Rev. Jos. X.
AlcGrath, D. 1)., of Illinois.
Committee on Juriiipruilcnce.
The committee on juri, -prudence con
sists of the following members: James K.
Hopkins of Pennsylvania, John Q. A. Fel
lows, of Ijouisiaua; John AY. Fellows, of
New Hampshire; John C. Smith, of Illi
nois; F. J. S. Gorgas, of Maryland; John
Frizzell, of Tennessee; John H. Root, of
Arkansas. To-day the entire membership
of the grand encampment made the trip to
Pike's 1'eak, after which they will return
to Denver and join their respective cora
mauderies. The Templars are leaving by
hundreds in every direction. When they
arrived they passed under a grand arch in
scribed, "We Greet Thee, Pilgrims." As
they left the same arch said to them, "God
Speed Thee on Thy Way."
Banqueted hy the Local Knights.
Last night the local Knight Templar
reception committee entertained and ban
queted the grand encampment. It was a
magnificent affair and was served in the
Brown Palace hotel. There were :'50
guests at the table. The festivities began
at 8 o'clock and concluded at 4 o'clock this
morning. The following are the toasts,
chairman Frank B. Hill, of the triennial
committee, presiding as toastmaster: "The
President," by H. M. Teller; "The Grand
Encampment," by Hugh McGurdy; "Rich
ard C'auir de Leon,"bv James H. Hopkins,
P. G. M.; "Templarism," by J. Q. A. Fel
lows, P. G M.; "Woman," George C.
Couuor; "Colorado," by Jacob H. Xcll.
NEGROES INSIST ON THE LAW.
Some Lynch Talkers in Kansas Conclude
t to Act.
IjEAVEN woitTH, Aug. 13. During the
past two days great excitement has pre
vailed at Tongauoxy, a village of this
county twenty miies west of .Leaven
worth and there has been imminent dan
ger of a race war. Noah Ashby, a negro,
was takeu from the jail here on Wednes
day to have a hearing before a justice of
the peace in Tonganoxy on the charge of
committing a rape upon Ada Wagner, a
young white girl, who was dragged from
her horse J uly 27 and outraged by a nogro.
The evidence against .Ashby was very
strong and Thursday the indignation of
the while people became so great that
there was loud talk of lynching. The
negroes did not accept the theory that
Ashby was guilty, however, and 500 of
them well armed gathered to protect him.
Escorted Him to Jail. '
A large number of the whites also
armed themselves and for a time it looked
like war. The mayor of Tonganoxy issued
a proclamation ordering the crowds to dis
perse, but no attention was paid to it, and
fully 300 armed negroes remained in and
about the town Thursday night and a
good number of them came with the pris
oner to the jail yesterday morning, where
he will be held for trial at the September
trm of court, unless sooner disposed of,
which is not at all unlikely. Only five
years ago a negro rapist from the same
neighborhood was taken from tho jail
here, dragged by the neck through the
streets and left dead in the outskirts of the
Collapse of a Building at Og
den, N. J.
CAUSED BY A FALLI173 DEERIOK.
Twenty Men Carried Down With the
Knins and Covered With the Debris
One Killed and Fonr Fatally Hurt A
Dozen Others Injured Lightning Play
Havoc at Boston Two Persons Killed,
Fifteen Wounded Railway Collision.
Ogdf.n, N. J., Aug. 13. A terrible dis
aster occurred at Ogden soon after noon
yesterday by the falling of a build
ing which was beins erected
burying twenty men beneath the ruins.
The accident occurred by. the sudden giv
ing way of a derrick, causing the entire
structure of massive wooden beams and
timbers to collapse. The first victim taken
out was an Italian workman. The man
was dead and his body was terribly man
gled. Soon after three others were dis
covered and were removed in a dying con
dition. Four Men Fatally Wounded.
Up to a late hour twelve men had been
taken out from the ruins of the collapsed
factory, all seriously, while f our of them
are fatally, wounded. There were hun
dreds of men at the ruins and the work of
rescue was pushed forward very fast. The
injuries of those taken from the ruins
were of a most terrible nature, the limbs
of some being torn off, while the faces and
bodies of others were crushed almost be
yond recognition. The collapsed build. g
was being erected by the Xew Jersey and
Pennsylvania Ore Concentration company.
Without a Moment's Warning.
There were thirty men on the structure
and the work had reached a stage necessi
tating the raising of the frame, when the
derrick broke, and without a moment's
warning the building collapsed. Last
night the office of the company near the
mines had been turned into a hospital.
Two of the wounded were taken to St.
Joseph hospital. One is named William
Rock and the other is an unknown Ger
man, who cannot speak English. Ten
more victims of the disaster were brought
to the hospital by trains this morning.
Terrific Storm at Boston.
BOSTON, Aug. 13. A thunder storm
broke over this city yesterday and broke
the record in the matter of rain and light
ning. In ten minutes .So of an inch of
water fell. The streets were turned into
raging torrents, and for three hours the
floods descended. 2.29 inches falling in that
time. Two persons were killed by light
ning, fifteen injured and thirty-three
buildings were struck by lightning. The
damages will foot up probably JoO.uOO.
Fatal Collision on the RaiL
Lima, O., Aug. 13. There was a bad
wreck at Sidney on the Big Four yester
day morning. Vestibule passenger train
No. 7, west-lound, collided with the local
freight on a curve half a mile west of the
station. Both engines were badly
smashed up. Engineer Dean, of the pas
senger train, was thrown over a fence into
a field; his injuries are serious. His fire
man, John M. Yingling, was caught in
the wreckage and killed. The mail ear
was thrown down an embankment and
crashed through a dwelling, but luckily
no one was killed.
WHAT WILL GRESHAM DOT
Opinions or His Friend that He Will 'ot
Take the Stump.
Chicago, Aug. 13. Reports that Judge
Gresham had signified his 'intention to
take the stump and go speechmaking ifor
the People's party are laughed at by the
judge's intimate friends in the federal
building. "Judge Gresham told me only
a few weeks ago that he had done with
politics for all time," said a feileral official
yesterday. "He is extremely sensitive to
the publication of these reports. He has
always taken the position that a judge n
the bench should never engage in politics
and he had adopted that as a rule never
to be departed from."
The Talk at Indianapolis.
A telegram from Indiapolis says that
among the leaders of the People's party
there is little confidence in any activity oa
the part of Judge Gresham, thought a
few enthusiasts are prepared to believe
every report that places the judge
in sympathy with them. A friend
of the judge said that the talk of
Gresham making speeches for any
party was absurd. "lie does not like Har
rison and no doubt would like to see him
beaten," said the speaker, "but he is too
well versed in the proprieties of life to
make such a mistake as to take the stump
for any political party."
Highwaymen iu New York.
Newai:k, N. Y., Aug. 13. James Gunn,
aged 33 years, who is stopping at Farmer
Chester Burleigh's house, two miles north
west of here, was waylaid, shot and robbed
Thursday night on the highway while re
turning home on foot. Two men who had
alighted from a buggy ordered him to
throw up his hands and deliver his money.
He hesitated, whereupon he was thrown to
the ground and robbed of $15. The rob
bers afterward fired three shots at him,
one of which took effect iu the leg, badly
wounding tiitu. The police are after the
Death of the Sclmltz Girls.
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 13. The facts in
the death of the Schultz girls Lizzie and
Bertha leave no room to doubt that it
was a double suicide, but fur what reason
it seems w ill never be known. It has been
learned that the girls bought strychnine
aud the empty bottle was found
in the yard. A note was found written by
Lizzie in which the girls represented a
wayward girl asking forgiveness of a
mother. It was in poetical vein and would
seem to indicate that suicide had been
thought of by the girls for some time.
Have Fifty Cases Against Him.
New York, Aug. 13. Henry Gottlieb, a
lawyer with an office on Park row, was
arraigned in court yesterday on a charge
of forgery. The police say that they have
as many as fifty cases against him of
swindling and forgery. Gottlieb once
practiced law iu Chicago, aud it is also
asserted that he is a fugitive from justice
in that city.
Senator Hoar to Kesign.
New Bedfohd, Mass., Aug. 13. The
Mercury announces that it has reliable
information to the effect that United
States senator George F. Hoar, of this
state, has placed his resignation in the
Lauds of his colleague, to be handed the
vice presideut upon the reassembling of
THE VERY LATEST.
Bis; Loss That.
New York. Aug. 13 A loss of $140,
030 is entailed in the burning of the Chace
Boston, Mass., Aug. 13. Oilman
Cheney & Co.. assigned today, with lia
bihties of $150,000.
New York's Big Damage Suit Settled.
New York, Aug. 13. The celebrated
Laogdon claims against the city, amount
ing to more than $500,000, were settled
yesterday. Comptroller Myers drew a
voucher for the entire amount.
THE EIGUT-H0UK LAW.
TnL.Hbor Restrictions Under Which
Government Con tract Work JtlnaC
Be Prosecuted Hereafter.
The 8 hour law passed just before the
adjournment of congress, and in conse
quence of which work has been sus
pended on some of the contracts for the
Hennepin canal construction, will be
of peculiar interest to all people here at
this time and, of course, to our laboring
people at all times. The contractors
have been furnished with a copy of the
law, which .is entitled "An act relating to
the limitation of the hours of daily ser
vice of laborers and mechanics em
ployed upon the public works of the
United States and the District of Colum
bia " The full text of the law is as fol
lows: Be it enacted by the senate and house
of representatives of the United States of
America in congress assembled. That
the service and employment of all labor
ers and mechanics who are now or may
hereafter be employed by the govern
ment of the United States, by the Dis
trict of Columbia, or by any contractor
or sub-contractor upon any of the pub
lic works of the United States or ot the
said District of Columbia, is hereby lim
ited and restricted to eight hours in any
one calendar day, and it shall be unlaw
ful for any officer of the United States
government or of the District of Colum
bia or any such contractor or sub-contractor
whose duty it shall be to employ,
direct, or control the services of such la
borers or mechanics to require or permit
any such laborer or mechanic to work
more than eight hours in any calendar
day except in case of extraordinary emer
gency. Sec 2. That any officer or agent of
the government of the United States or
the District of Columbia, or any contrac
tor whose duty it shall be to employ, di
rect or control any laborer or mechanic
employed upon any of the public works of
the United Slates or the District of Colu
bia, who shall intentionally violate any
provision of this act, sbal! be deemed
gt.ilty of a misdemeanor, and for each
and every such cffcrise, shall upon con
viction, be punished by a fine not to ex
cetd one thousand dollars or by impris
onment for not more than six months, or
by both such fine and imprisonment, in
the disc; etioa of the court having juris
Sec 3. The provisions of this act
Ehall not be so construed as to in any
manner apply to or affect contractors, or
t) limit the Lours of daily service of la
borers and mechanics eDgf ged upon the
pub'.ic works of the United States or of
the District of Columbia for which con
tracts have been entered into prior to the
pssee of this act.
Approved Aug. 1, 1892.
The effect of the order sent out by the
chief of engineers will be disastrous, the
Davenport Democrat fears, so far as the
progrtss of work on the Hennepin canal
this year is concerned. New proposals
have been advertised for, and this re
quirement calls for SO days. Judging
the future by the past, a month will be
occupied in the examination, approval
and acceptance of the preferred bid.
During all this time, of course, no work
can be done. Quite naturally the con
tractor cannot accept with good grace
the peremptory order. It is only through
a technicality that he is ruled
out. For all practical purposes the pa
pers were complete before the law went
into effect, and it was so understood on
The effect of the enactment must be to
delay much important public work, as it is
far-reaching in its scope as the reader of
the act has already noticed. It places
all who sell their labor to any govern
ment contract on the same level as the
regular employes in government shops.
Ten Thousand Dollar llace.
GRAND Rapius, Aug. 13. The great
$10,000 stallion race here yesterday was a
hot bat le, the three heats being the
fastest ever trotted in a stallion race.
Alvin won in three straight heats, but in
the second heat Fred S. Wilkes was so
close that many thought he had won.
The time was 2:15, 2:U)4, 2:14. V, Barney
Wilmore was second and Lob.tsuo third.
In the 2:30 pace Flying Jib took the first
heat in 2:0tS. He won iu three straight.
Harry Nob.e, a trotter with a record of
2:17, for a half interest in whom $25,000
had been offered, dropped dead yesterday
Struck Against Carnegie Iron.
Pittsbukg, Aug. la The calkers and
carpenteis employed at Church, Son &
Co.'s docks at Hazelwood went on a strike
Thursday because they were asked to
handle some irou girders which had been
manufactured at one of Carnegie's mills.
The firm did not insist on the men put
ting them in and they returned to work.
The C, H. & . Pays 5 Per Cent.
Boston, Aug. 13. The Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy directors yesterday de
clared the regular quarterly dividend of
i per cent.
The merit of Hood's Sarsaparilla is not
accidental but is the result. of careful
Muf'v and experiment by educated pharmacists.
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possess
Pozzoni'e Complexion powder gives it.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
jf 111.' '" y " '
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Pietro eir)d Orary,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKEIi BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
rA foil line also of small Moeical merchandise. We have inonr employ a !Irt-cla Pisco Tuer,
DAVENPORT FAIR and EXPOSITION
DAVENPORT, IOWA, SEPT, 5-6-7-8-9.
SPLENDID BUILDINGS, GRAND STOCK. HORTICULTURAL, AGRI
CULTURAL AND MECHANICAL DISPLAY.
$12,000 IN PREMIUMS. $4,000 IN RACE PURSES.
TUESDAY. SEPT. 6.
Class 1. 2: trotting S40O.00
Oi-ass 2. 3-year-old trotting or pacing.. . 2iK).i0
Class 3.-2:28 trotting 400.00
WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 7.
Class 4. 2:38 trotting 400.00
Class 5. Mile dash running 200.00
Class 6. 2:30 pacing 400.00
THURSDAY. SEPT. 8.
Class 7. 30 trotting 400.pn
Class 8. Half mile and rce:it, running, 21M1.O1
Class 9. Free-for-all trotting-. 4u.l
FRIDAY. SEPT. .
Class I0.2:M trotting. ....... 400"
Class 11. Mile and repent, running 250.ii
Class 12. Free-for-all acing 40n."i
One and One-Third Fare the Round Trip from Points within 200 Miles
in Iowa and 100 Miles in Illinois.
RAPID TRANSIT TO AND FROM GROUNDS.
Railroad and Electric Cars Every Few Minutes.
See local papers for railroad notices.
For information address,
P. W. McMANUS, Sf-rftnrif,
CTAC L-E S
PROTECT YOUR EYES I
MR. H. HIRSCHBERG,
The well-known op'icTan of 629 Olive St.
(M. E. ror. T:fa ami Olive ). St. Loam, has
at pointe-i T . fl. Thoma-ae agent for his
cel. bra e-: Diamr nd Spectacle and Eye
clasres, and also for liia iiamnd Non
Changeable bpectacl.s and Eyeglasses,
'the cssm-s are ttie treated invention
ever made in spectacles. Ky a proper
contraction of trie Let.s a person pur
chasing a pair of thes-e Xon-Chaneeable
Glas-t-s never has to etiam c these glasses
from the eyes, and every rair pnrchased
is guaranteed, so ttiat if tbev ever leave
the eyer (no matter bow or scratched the
Lenses are) they will furnish the party
with a new t'str of tlasses free of charge
T. H. THOMAS hasa fa-1 assortment
and invites all to satlsfv themselves
of the great snperloriti of these Glasses
over any and all others now in use to cal
and examine the same at T.H. i homag'.
druggist and optician. Koc Island.
No Peddlers Supplied.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
A2JALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and Twentythird street on or before August 1.
THE BEE SIVE
is now showing a full and complete line of
FALL AND WINTER
CONSISTING OF ALL THE
Latest No veltiesof the 'Season.
We don't ask you to bny but call and examine
our stock and prices.
1 14 West Second Street, Davenport.
Irf All the Latest Novelties in Millinery.