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THE AlGUS,VlIIUI.SDAY,DECEMKEi 8,
Rock Island Telegraphists Con
clude to Strike
A Boom in
FOB THE HONOR OF THEIR ORDER.
ost wholesome fo0
They Are Quite Numerous at
the Present Time.
LITTLE HOPED FOR FEOM BRUSSELS.
Ex-S-rnator Henderson Declares That tha
Standard of Values Mont Be Vol form
ad That the Ionble Standard Will
riartaate He Has a IJttle Scheme of
Hi Own llrpeal of the Sherman Law
Mot Likely to Materialize A Montana
Washington-, Dec. 8. People with plans
to make gold and silver work together as a
double standard" are quite numerous.
Most of them look upon the Brussels con
ference as already moribund, and each has
an idea that his scheme gives "pints" to
anything yet suggested. Ex -Senator Hen
derson, of Missouri, has a scheme that be
gins with a greenback proposition and ends
with the Windom idea of bullion deposits,
only making banks the depositories. He
ays at the beginning that the standard of
money value should be uniform. A stan
dard of value based by law on two or mora
metals of fluctuating value can not in
fact be made uniform. The values of gold
and silver, like those of other commodities,
depend upon the laws of supply and de
mand, and cannot be controlled by stat
-tea. The efforts of the Unitd States by
law to advance or even to maintain the
price of silver have not only proved abor
tive, but have entailed a heavy loss upon
Henderson Plan Number One.
wouia reap a prone m coining wmre mc
price of silver was anywht re under litt.
The letter adds: "While it has always
been possible to recognize counterfeit pa
per money the present silver coin can be
reduced at a profit of 53 per cent., and a
coin that cannot be detect 1.
Precaution Against Co interfeltlng.
"This is true of silver i loueys, whether
foreign or American. Now. my proposition
is to either iithdraw the present silver
money before the excess Incomes so large
that it will bankrupt the government to
redeem it, or combine with foreign powers,
who are equally in danger, and make the
old standard of valce of $1.9:9, which will
make a coin that cannot le counterfeited
without the use of base meal alloy, which
is easily delected, aid for which the gov
ernment will never have to pay face value."
v A Pointer to the " Coniarker."
Iu :- mmeuting upon the letter the Daily
Minn. vhich is owned by V. A. Clark, a
leading mine owner and Democratic aspir
ant for the United States senate, says: "It
shows that under the law and the prices as
they now exist, the countet feiter can make
equally as good a dollar as is made by the
government and still accumulate a fabu
lous fortune. He can roak a dollar out of
65 cents worth of silver: wit h ti50 worth of
silver he can make $1,000, and from $6.t0,0u0
worth of the metal he can reap a profit of
$350,000. Whether this tr ek has already
been played on the government it is impos
sible for the ablest expert U say."
DEVELOPMENT OF LAWLESSNESS.
Mob Spirit Is Prospering: mcetv
Down in Mississippi.
Carrolltox. Miss., Dec. S. Last Friday
George P. Money, son of Representative
Money, shot and killed E. E. Elam, the
tragedy being the sequel ol a political dis
pute, Klam being a Populist, and Money a
Democrat. Saturday Mont y was admitted
If all the nations," said the ex-senator, " rJU.iiuu bail. V. hen klam s friends heard
should use silver as money currency, this i f ,thl! ot them RPm,ed thrives and
,. ., .. , , , last nijiht were reported on their way to
ase would necessarily affect the value by - .. i. t u . .
- j "timmuik uiuiiui;, vinert young -Money
is visiting his uncle, to lvnch him. The
Increase of demand. But no amount of
value and no amount of use, it is now ap- j
parent, conld prevent fluctuation or pro- j
tect against disparity in value between the
two metals. It can not now le said, as for i
many years past, that no occasion exists
for an increase of government issues. A
deficit of not less than tlOO.nnO.nno is upon
lis, and the government to this extent must
either tax the people, negotiate a loan on
interest-bearing Winds, or issue treasury
notes. If, as contended, more money be
needed to fncilitnle the business of the coun
try, these treasury notes, with the full pur
chasing power of gold, are susvly W-tter
thun to buy silver with borrowed money
and then coin it into depreciated dollars,
while fon itrners, in t he fear of the coming
silver standard in the United St;it , are
unloading our seenrities, depleting our
Winks of gold, and hurrying us on to the
Inevitable finimeial crisis.
Iletidern Plan Number Two.
"If still more money than thei'Uxi,iKKi.n.iO
be needed, and the desire of usiii silver for
expanding the circulation Im. unsatisfied, I
suggest that the national hanking system
be so amended as to Hermit Hanking asso
ciations to deposit silver bullion inthe trea
sury of the United States, in the same
manner as government Winds are now de
posited, and to receive hank notes therefor
on some basis of value to tie ascertained
and fixed by law the bullion to be held as
government Winds are now held, for the re
demption of such circulat ing not-s. In this
way, as government Winds decrease 1n
number, an active market for silver will be
created among couiieling bankers which
will give guaranty of its high' st possible
value, as formerly it raised United States
bonds to the highest point of government
credit. In this way the damands for silver
will lie erjual to the need of circulation, and
beyond those needs the government can
not safely go."
Sherman Law Likely to Stay.
In the meantime the enemies of the Sher
man law, and they include all the eastern
Democracy, at least, are at work, but it
looks safe to say that the promise so often
made in New ork and the east by Demo
cratic sneakers anil financiers that the
Sherman law should lie re(ealed will not
be enacted iuto law. In the coinage com
mittee of the house (J. Fred Williams, of
Massachusetts, the anti silver Democrat,
tried to secure the indorsement of the com
mittee to a bill providing for the rejiea of
the Sherman law. The oilier Democratic
memW-rs. headed by Uland. stood loldly
out against Williams, and the sentiment
of the committee v.s such thai no repeal
bill could get through. However, Senator
Hill has introduced u reptul bill in the
AN IMPROVED SILVER COINAGE.
wildest excitement prevail. -d. Woodstock
is out of the line of rail ays and tele
graphs. Money's Friends Aim. Moving.
When the news reached here a courier
was dispatched to Wood-stock to warn
Money. The sheriff raised a posse of .in.
men armed with Winchesters and started
for the scene, and it is rep irted t hat ii on
ey's fri. nds.are going froi.i all directions
armed to the teeth. If the t .vo parties meet
there is nothing, it would seem, to prevent
ahl.rn.iy l.aitle. Excitement all over this
section is intense, and news is awaited with
the most absorbing interest
Proposition to Muke It for the (Govern
ment for Ninety ('.mits Per Dollar.
BUTTK, Mont., Dec. H. A strikingly sug
gestive letter was yesterday scut to Secre
tary Foster, of the United States treasury
department at WaoUintUia, by Sujierin
teudant Alien, of the Butte and Boston
mining company of this city. The letter is
an offer to make any amount of much bet
ter silver dollars for 80 cents apiece than
are at present in use. Mr. Allen takes the
position that counting silver at 83 cents per
ounce the intrinsic, value of a silver dollar
i only ti... 71 cents. Ho would" put in each
dollar 400 grains of pure silver, whereas the
present dollar only concaius :,'.1J giains.
Will Add a faf.ut.rd.
. He also Hiff-f- to iiumU-r anu let' . r each
com fco that, l.ie govemmeui vhiuiu no-,
comaiilied to -redeem uutilicn
guard now uleot-.ii.
;.., u s.if -.cava
DESPERATE FEMALE SOCIALIST.
She Decline All 1 mill K wr.t Pins and
BERLIN. Dec. S Ti e vrn! ress, Wabnitz,
the socialistic ngi'.'itirr, -.vlii. is undergoing
a sentence of eioit months imprisonment,
has iersist'!i; lv rcf.iM-d f:xl since her in
carceration and she-was removed to the
D.ilMorf luna ic iisUmn. Last week she
swallowed a (uaiitity of ns and needles
and was removed tol... . i .rity hospital
where she wa operated ijion. She will
Keeil ; ts rr a l.itt e .Joke.
Washington', Ivc. s. Wiiile the house
was yestenlay considering t ie bill to pro
vide for printing and distributing public
documents Kichardson, who hal charge of
the bill, opposed a prnpnsit on to give each
representative twenty-four copies of The
Kecord instead of twenty-tw 1'on thegrouud
that it would cost ! ..".0i 0. Keed said:
"This is to distribute our sj eechea a very
small sum for such an advantage as that."
Kichardson If all of the speeches were
a? good as those of the g ntleman from
Maine the amount would not lie misap
propriated, but many do not attain that
degree of excellence.
Heed There may be something in that.
The Doing in C'oi press.
Washington, Di. 8. Vest, in the senate
made a long speech yesterday in favor of
the United States acquiring ill the land held
by Indians in Indian Territory. No busi
ness of importance was transacted.
In the house the bill to rejieal the law
mincing the force of the engineer corps of
the navy cam up and in sp te of Ilolman's
vigorous opposition was p tssed by a yea
and nay vote demanded by Holmau,' who
changed his vote so as to move a reconsid
eration, which, was pending at adjourn
ment. "Age Does Not Wither"' This Stuff.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 8. A. little, son of
Dan Kennedy was blown up with powder
with which he was playing. The little fel
low's dress caught fire, but, lieing near a
hydrant the flames were ex inguished, and
he may recover. The jiowd t he was play
ing with was nearly lifty years old and
was in a horn where it had 1 ieen preserved
ever since the war with Mexico. When
the child's grandfather returned from that
war he hung up the horn fall of powder,
and it still retained its forte.
General Manager St. John Declines to
Give the O. R. T. Recognition, and the
Word Goes Ont, "Stop Work" The
Same Command Flashed to the Opera
tors on the U-, C. R. and ". Nearly TOO
Lightning Manipulators Involved in the
Chicago, Dec a The telegraph opera
tors employed on the Kock Island road will
be called out today in every office from
Chicago to the remotest point of the com
pany's line. This decision was reached at
a meeting of the committee representing
the men held at the Palmer house last
night, and the decision was ratified by
Grand Chief D. G. Ramsey, who was sum
moned to town Wednesday night in view
of the critical Ktage which affairs had
reached. The uamber of operators em
ployed on the road is CT5; every one of them
belongs to the O. K. T., aud every one of
them will do the bidding of the committee.
It la possible, too, that a conflict may arise
between the operators and their employers
on other lines, though the O. R. T. declares
its intention to prevent any such occur
rence. The Strike May Involve Others.
In fact the members of the committee
positively assert that they have done all in
their power to avoid the strike on the KocK
Island, and have been compelled to call it
because of the action of the officials of the
company. Notwithstanding this desire for
peace the operators by the rules of t heir asso
ciation will be compelled to refuse to do any
work to help in the movement of the Hack
Island trains, and in this way it is possible
the strike may spread. So far as t he com
pany is concerned its officials declare that
they can get a car load of Ocrators from
the B. C. Ii. and N". company, and that this
car load will arrive touay. The niemlx-rs
of the committee say this is a poor attempt
at a bluff, and that in a few days, after a
loss of a gcod deal of money, the company
will be glad to grant the concessions which
the men, through their spokesmen, have
Would Not Recognize the Order.
What these demands or concessione are
will be best explained of Mr. Ramsey's
words. He bases his statement upon facta
supplied him by the committee: "The
operators on the Rock Island w ished to be
placed in the same position as those on
other prominent lines and appoint
a committee to draft a proposition to be
submitted to the company. The com
mittee called on General Manager St. John
last week and from time to time the mem
bers were were put off on some pretence
or other. Today when the memlwrs of the
committee called on Mr. Jt. John they
were asked if they had a list signed by the
majority of the organization. The mem
bers replied that they would' not supply
the list; that the request was altogetherun
precedeuted. Then Mr. St. John said he
would not treat with them, nor would he
treat with me. He would not recognize
Later Will Call Out Others.
The committee has also decided to call
out the operator- on the Burlington, Ce
dar RapiiW and Northern nuid for reasons
given in au order which was sent to the
men on Wih roads in which it is stated
thit the "Hock island officials positively
refuse to tiwt with us a-yo:ir committee
as represent l::;i :.iln-r employes or or
der. 1 Hy a nnaiiittios uu. a strike
in authorized to :':se etV.-ci on the Rock
Island and P.urliiigfoti. Cedar Rapids and
Northern sy.-tciim at In Ylck Thursday
morn in tr. Dec. K The H.. ('. II. and X.
railway is controlled by the Rock Inland,
and is nrtiita its operators to seal:; fur
thermore, it I as violated the agreement re
cently made, ."stop work, but protect, the
company's property now on hand; remain
firm, disivu.-fd all rumors and success
will crown us in the end."
The Operators y nit.
Chicago. Dec. 8 1h: cr mnvttee rep
resenting the O. R T. en p'.ov" d on the
Rock Islsnd. Ii.. C. R & N.
and U- P. roads derided :ast nk'Lt 'o call
out the operator st !0 o'clock mis
morn in 2 In accordar.ee i;h !bis deci
sion the 5?0 operators en -he C . R. I &
P td the 150 mi ih B,C B & S
went " ut at the, aprioirud hour. Trins,
boever, are repot ed ruMting -u-uil.
Chicago. Dec 6. Ch'ef Rms-v snys
'lie (irks o 'ei grspher on ;!e Rock
Island is now ot Ev-rv man wen' out
Ht 10 m GfcDerd Manne r St. John
declared at iaie hour thi9 morrin that
he h4 hesrd no'Dma of 'he strike but
tie expected to hear very soon.
Cleveland's Armory Ituming.
Cletelind D-c 8. The city ar.nory
and p lice Flatinu are burning All the
prisoners bavefien removed.
Bills Introduced in the House.
Washington, Dec 8. Anongthe bills
introduced in the house yesterday were the
following: To permit tbi government
building at South Bend, Ind., to cost $50,
000 more; to levy a uniform tax of e per
pound on all imported sufrnrs; repealing
the law giving bounties to 4Ugar growers
after Feb. 1, 10 S; a joint resolution provid
ing for a tariff commission Co report con
clusions as to revision of the tariff at next
sessi ui of couia-ttia.
Charges it t'o tlie Exchanges.
Washington, Dec. 8. Senator Wash
burn yesterday said that the remonstrances
against, the passage of the anti-option bill
pouring into the senate are inspired by the
exchanges and other organizations which
have been fighting the bill from the first.
"I can find co change of sentiment," he
said, "among Democratic senators. The
rise of 3 cents a pound in cotton has not
affected public opinion a single iota."
Blew the Kngineer to Fragments.
Raiid Citt, S. D.. Dec. 8. The boiler in
J. C. Wilcoxeu's saw mill at Black Hawk
exploded early yesterday. The explosion
was a terrific one, and the mill was totally
destroyed. John Richardson, the engineer,
was blown to fragments aud Hart and
Stewart, workmen, were fatally injured by
flying timbers. Low water in the boiler
caused the explosion.
The Typhoid Takes a Fresh Start.
ST. Locis, Dec. b. The typhoid epi
demic which it seemed for a time was abat
ing has taken a new hold. The death rate
has increased alarmingly. Compared with
the number of cases in this city the num
ber of deaths are four times as great as a
week ago. Fifty have died in the past three
days, sixteen of them being reported yes
terday. Evidence of His Cruelty.
Speingfield.IUs., Dec 8. Inthe divorce
case of Belle Xeagles against James
N eagles a peculiar bit of evidence was in
troduced to prove the allegation of cruelty.
It was stated that Neagles, after abusing
bis wife and while in a fit of rage, seized
the boose cat aud bit ber tail ol. - .
To bring our book department into greater prominence, and to thoroughly aj.
vertise the largest and cheapest line of JdooUs in the three cities, we have decide to
sell 500 of our 12-mo. large cloth bound books at 8c! 8d! 8c!!l The list includes
history, fiction, biographies, poems, prose, etc. Among them are Esop's Fabk
Arabian Nights, Anderson's Fairy. Tales, Burns' Poems, Childs' History of Eng.
land, Deerslayer, David Copperfield, Gulliver's Travels, Ivanhoe, Kenilworth. Long,
fellow, Lucille, Milton, Pickwick, Sketch Book, and many othors. Probably when
this lot is gone we may not be able to duplicate at the same price. In fact we don't
expect we can.
Nine thousand children's colored toy books and juvenile books of even "de
scription, ic, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c, 6c, 7c 8c, ac, 10c, and up. Such a gigantic aggregation of
children's and juvenile books has never been shown in this section.
Dolls, Toyr, Games. Toy Dishes sad plaything
of all kinds are being piled Dp to the ceiling.
Do your holiday eboppiDg now. Don't ait un
til the la?t mlncte and then be crowded, I urried
and worried, and be obliged to take anything yon
can find find when the assortment is all gone.
Thousands of items wlttont space
enough to mention. Mechanical engines S2c,
mechanical trains, engine tender and two cars
48c The gennine Wilkin iron passenger train
with flagman for 39c
Larue 15 inch indestructible dolls 10c match
them if jou can for twice or three fines this
Tin Ftrt et cars with teams 7c.
Boys' tool chet complete 3'.c. C .ble CbxUtmae
tree candles 36 and 48 in a box 9c. Scholar? com
binatlon desks and blackboards 4:c. New holi
day goods are arriving and are being marked and
pat on eale every hour of the day. Look oat fur
especially great big bargains this week, in order
to give a grand Impetus to oar holiday business.
A email Lot of New Furs jusi received. Children's ADgoria sets (muffs and collar?) at
tl 87, $2.00 and $2.25. We wish to call er ecial attention to a Lot of Novelties in Veil
ings just received, the Leading Styles just imported. The Columbian, the Lottie Col
lins, the Venus, the Calvados, the Libau in all colors seem to be the most popular. The
extreme novelty being the new shade, "Eminence," whichtis quite the rage.
1720. 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue
THR DAILY AKGCsi DEL1VERKD AT YOU
door every ereiunc for lic per week.
rOR RENT TWO FURXIS'-'TI OK CSFftt-
C nifhed room?. 139 Second avenue. '
FOR SALE A SUARK PIANO AS GOOD AS
new, by yr. KalK Sa Twelfth rtrt-ct.
FOR RENT Furnished rooms at 1408 t-econd
WANTED-.-OUR GENTLEMEN HOARDER
in private family, N'o. 806 Nineteenth St.
A GENTS making S5 to $10 per day selline the
f.lertrical Wondt-r housr hoM want, 50y Brady
street, Davenport, lows, second floor, room 9, 2 to
9p. m. General agent wanted.
$- TO f 15 PER DAY AT DOME. SELLING
0 Licntmnt: Plater and 1 latin? jewelry,
watches, tableware, ic Plateethe finest of jew-"'-v
cooc a? r .r 1 kinos ot metal, with to'.d,
Mltr in r.icke:. No experience No capital.
Kver o-w ta- iroods needing plating.
H. ii. liEI C' .. . a 'n.nos
LABOR. TIME, M0KE7
Use it your own way.
tt ie the bett Scap made
For ashing Machine ase.
MA OK BY
WARNOCK & RALSTON
W. TREFZ & CO.
Have opened in their new quarters with
the grandest and best selected stock of
ever shown in the city.
All ibis week tbey will have a FPEC
IAL SALE, consisting of the tntir
stock which they have purchased from
B. Birkenfeld, at prices that cannot be
duplicated in the tri-cities.
Now is the time to make your
2011 Fourth Avenue,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office In Mitchell
.1 Lynde'e new block, .
Home Comfort Shoos.
Tbese pui.ulnr shoes, af.er ih -o ri';. ur ue tj 0j ')' -r
crimrirj.cg wsrtn'h, pliability, dur-.biiity ntl rniselees ness.
Btifirte-s iii-ii. mt'chni"4 vi fritiTi riTiii 'hem mrct? v j ";!!;'
tLe reside. aTer labor, t vt':ch t o fo".;.".r carr.nHri-s. Tin- a"ii--'
arid thfse Ni)isel;:t-s Foot Warmer become iu9"P'.raHle Q iit-t lv ks ' '
frt'P glide frr.tn r-m t rontu n'.i thtg;- ktm sl.o -s. ijica h- r.. '
or shirp eilgs in injure c.iijiit- cr fu"-;i:ttir Tt'fi- -h'-s sr- r-m
adapted to the us r niii!-e, :r.v.i!;:l.-. i-!ietl" r".i;il? or asvone u
" itu co:d or tt mlcr fn-t Tt :r i-iKbtlitv an! vrm.h, by rsa8- -f
fleece lining, crea'es the c'Miifrt thi' mikes ihctii sj popular. T:.-.
Trnrn on 'he "stocltine feet " E'''git for tr.? tvth or droieins; ri it..
oveis..Leo for t.!iprxrs ri.l.ng :j it 'r.-m tciriits or t 'is. Piie; ..r" w ""
by hand on a list, tf woo'ea i-tri;s t f ololh; l-.nvc colored tit-s a::
OD te insep. thi. kly lin-i1 wil. uroil, quilted oi., and.hiv.- n i:
to'.iiih ru-tf. file. Ak us atunit ineai.
Wrioht 6c Orj3ertivalt
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
As this is the season when Diamonds, fine J
elry., Gold and Silver Watches, solid silver in Ts
ware and Novelties is most in demand, we
call special attention to our large and well sek.
stock which never was so complete and varied.
line or Diamonds and Hne Jewelrv includes eq
thing that a critacal public usually-calls for.
We are glad to welcome visitors, pleased to s
u j i
our goods and ready to make close prices to all. m
Cor. Tnird ond Brady Sts., Davenport, low
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth av
and Twenty-third St., and'will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
v HOBjsT VON KOECKRI1Z, Pharmacist