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THE A KG US, Fill DA 1, JANUARY 6, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
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SILVER A I A BLAND.
Cleveland's Choice to Silver a
La Sherman Act.
STATUS OF THE ISSUE IN THE HOUSE
Democratic Factions Trying to Hit I poo
Compromise for legislation VilaJ
Tucklea the Anti-Option Bill and Has a
Colloquy with Watiliburu Chandler Ha
m Can Loaded for the Pinkcrtons All
Quiet at the Illaine Mannlon The Presi
dent's Health Capital Notes.
Washington, Jan., -6. Cleveland has in
formed several of those Democrats in con
gress who come nearest representing his
views on financial questions, and who are
anxlons to have the silver matter settled
speedily, that he will be content to have
the Bland act restored in consideration of
the repeal of the Sherman act. Those men
In congress who are interesting themselves
In the matter are now very hopeful of being
able to bring about a compromise. The
very radical nuti-silver men are insisting
that the fiht must be made &r the abso
lute suspension of silver purchases, whilo
the radicals on the other side of the ques
tion state that they will not agree to the
repeal of the Sherman act unless they can
have free coinage of silver or the coinage of
at least W,00,000 a mouth.
Cleveland Gives Some Advice.'
It is known to be the opinion of Cleve
land that nothing can be accomplished as
Ions as the two extremes are pitted against
each other, and he is not in sympathy with
those anti-silver men who advocate the de
monetization of silver and no compromise. I
To those wit h whom he has talked on the '
subject he has said substantially that a!
"condition not a theory" confronted them,
and that it was evident that if they insist
ed upon having everything they desired
the result wonld be that nothing at all
would be done. lie expressed the opinion
that it would be much better to restore the
Bland act just as it was, with a minimum
coinage of FJ.OOO.OOO of silver, than to let
the present law stand, and the chances
were that if the nuti-silver men did not
agree to this they would not accomplish
The Parliamentary Policy.
Acting on this suggestion some of the
more conservative men in the house and
senate are trying to work out a compro
mise. The only way to get the silver ques
tion before the house is by a special order
from the committee on rules, Hnd there
would be no guard against filibustering
unless an hour for it vote were fixed by
special order. I'nder the policy established
in the house when the silver men were
trying to bring a free coinage silver bill
to a vote no order for a time at which a
vote must be taken will be reported from
the committee on rules unless petitioned
for by a majority of Democrats in the
house. This policy prevented the passage
of a free coinage hill last session und now
the silver men, having been the victims of
It once, will demand its npplication'for
Will Require Practical Unanimity.
It will therefore be practically impossible
for anything to be done unless there is a
very general agreement on the subject
among the Democrats. To bring about
such an agreement great efforts are being
made, and some of the anti-silver men a:e
much dissatisfied by the position taken by
some of the radicals on their own side of
the question whose intemperate utterances
make it more difficult to treat with the sil
ver men. .Representatives Culberson and
Bynuin have each prepared bills providing
for the repeal of the Sherman act and the
restoration of the Bland law.
TWO KINDS OF CONTRACTS.
Vilas Makes a Discrimination as to "Fa
Washington, Jan. 6. While Vilas was
delivering bis speech against the anti-option
bill yesterday he laid special stress on
his opposition to the bill as it referred to
dealings in futures which were sustained
by the courts of all the states. A colloquy
ensued in which Washburn said his ob
ject was to prohibit the gambling transac
tionthat in which neither party expected
any delivery of product to be made
which constituted U5 per cent of the trans
actions. Vilas asked him if he would ac
cept an amendment limiting the effect of
the bill to transactions where neither par
ty intended a delivery. Washburn replied
no, because he believed it would be evadid.
Concress Without Power Over Klther.
Vilas then said: "If that can not be done
then the distinguished senator must admit
that there is a line of division, ou the one side
of which are gambling contracts and on the
Other side legitimate future contracts which
the courts of the states will enforce and
maintain. The senator nods his head in ad
mission ofthe proposition. Now, once again,
I say that with gambling contracts on the
black side of the line I have no further
dealing except to say that the constitu
tional power of congress is just as little to
be invoked for that purpose as for the
other. But I address my argument partic
ularly to the lawful contracts on the other
side of that line of division; and I think I
may safely declare that congress has no
right to enter the domain of a 3tate to pro
hibit its citizens the privilege of making
contracts expressed and designed to be en
tirely performed within the state, and sanc
tioned by the laws of the state."
AGAINST WASHBURN'S BILL.
A Three Hours' Speech in the Senate
Washington, Jan. 6. The feature of
yesterday's session of the senate was the
three hours speech delivered by Vilas
againt the anti-option bill. His objections
were constitutional the matter embraced
in the bill was exclusively a state affair.
HJ11 introduced resolutions requesting the
secretary of state to inform the senate
whether Chandler's proposition to totally
prohibit immigration for one year is not in
conflict with treaties, A bill was nassed
providing that no one shall be excused
from testifying in interstate commerce
cases becauso his testimony may tend to
criminate hi nself. Some routine business
was attended to, an executive session held
and the senate adjourned.
Tbe house passed the fortifications ap
propriation bill and a few private pension
bills, which business came to an end for
lack of a quoin in. The fortifications bill
appropriates i'l, 735,055.
Chandler's Anti-Pinkerton Bill.
Washington, Jan. 6. Senator Chand
ler thinks th it he has hit upon a perfectly
legitimate means of stopping further
operations b y the Pinker-tons, and has in
troduced in the uenate a short bill with
this end in v.ew. It makes it unlawful for
any body of men of ten or more, any of
whom are subject to military duty in any
state, to bear arms as a military company
unless swiinoned by the authority of the
state. It is Made the president's duty to
disband uh organizations, and heavy
penalties jre prescribed for those violating
Cause ! the Helena Epidemic.
WasiJingT N, Jan. C Surgeon General
Wytnan, of the Marine hospital service,
has received a telegram from Surgeon
Williams, who was sent from Memphis to
Helena, Ark , to investigate the cause and
character ol the disease which recently
broke out an ong the convicts in the state's
prison, in winch Williams snys that the
whole environment of the camp is filthv,
including the natural soil, and the sani
tary arrangements, if they can be called
such, simply obaminable.
The Pres dent's Health All Right.
Washington-, Jan. C In view of the
statement published that President Har
rison's he.iltli was failing and that he was
likely to brei k down Postmaster General
Wanamaker said the report must have
originated with some one with little oppor
tunity to know the truth. ' The fact is
t.....i. .. . .
iui me president is in perfect health and
has not in four venrs luvn mvuv fmm l.ic
desk a single day from personal sickness.
The Pleuro Is Stamped Out.
Washington, Jan. C According to the
report of Secretary Rusk on the opera
tions of the bureau of animal industry for
the year 1803, laid before the senate" yes
terday, the work of stamping out pleuro
pneumonia has been carried on until it hs
been completely extirpated. The tine re
quired was oily about live years, and the
total expenditure a little in excess of 1,-500,000.
Little Martefia Improving.
Washingt( x, Jan. 6. Little Martena
Harrison coi tiuues to improve, but th
White House is still Quarantined. When
the quarantine against the While House
has been removed it is probable that Presi
dent Harrisor. will take a few days' recrea
tion cluck siio King.
Why Should He lie Surprised ?
Washington, Jan. ti. Commissioner
Mason, of the internal revenue bureau, ex
presses no surprise at the open warfare be
tween the local authorities and the moon
shiners which resulted so fatally at Bak-ersville.
Yield of Wheat, Corn and Oats.
Washington, Jan. C According to the
final estimatt s of the agricultural depart
ment the t.otrtl Vlelds of n-ipnt. nnrn ntnl
oats for ISOi were: Wheat, 515,lMtt,0tl0
Dusneis; corn, i,o,4o4,ooo; oats, 6U1,035,OX.
Hroke an Amputated Leg.
Washington, Jan. 6. Ex-Congressman
Halbert E. I'aine. of Wisconsin wlm lnat.
a leg in the ci 'il war, fell at the steps of
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vuc vuijiiui yr-urn.my, ureuiwiug tue ampu
tated leg abo e the knee.
Extension or Civil Service Reform.
Washington, Jan. 6. It is learned that
within the ne:;t few days the president will
issue an order extending the civil service
law and rules to letter carriers at all free
delivery postoflic s.
New Rauk for Iowa.
Washington, Jan. a The Farmers'
National bank of Malvern, la., capital $50,
000, has been authorized to begin busi
ness. THE DENIALS ARE FAKES.
Reported Uloodshed at ItakersBeid ' Is
Marion, X. C, Jan. 6. Snow has cov
ered the blood-stained battlefield at Bak
ersfield and the mountain roads are im
passable. It it impossible toobtain further
details of the riot in the mountain hamlet,
but the details published yesterday are
substantially correct. The accounts of the
fight came from a half dozen isolated
towns, and all agreed in essential particu
lars. Denials of the story as sent out from
Cranberry Forge und other points are ut
terly unrelial le. All of these points are
snowed in an J it is ini)iossible to obtain a
word from them.
The Accounts All Agreed.
It cannot be denied that the riot oc
curred and that there was a heavy loss of
life, but the number of killed is in doubt.
All the news I rought to the different tele
graph offices came by the mail carriers
who traverse 1 he mountain roads once or
twice a week and every one of them
brought about the same report. The storm,
which has bee i the heaviest in many years,
has probably put an end to all hostilities,
and, as was indicated in yesterday's dis
pateh, the mo intaineers are content to let
the matter re it without troops, judge or
Indiana Can't Have Soiuerby.
PniLADELri IA, Jan. 6. In the case of
Freeman D. Snmerby, late supreme presi
dent of the Order of Iron Hall; Dr. Charles
S. Baker, late supreme medical examiner;
Joseph Gladdiig, late supreme organizer,
and James H. Eckersley, late chairman of
the supreme finance committee, District
Attorney Gra lam said yesterday that he
would resist the attempt of the Indianapo
lis authorities to take the defendants there
for trial and Slid that he believed the gov
ernor would refuse the requisition from
the Indiana ct nrts. The men were bound
over in $5,000 bail each yesterday to answer
in Pennsylvania courts.
SCORES THE G. 0. M.
Gail Hamilton Dips Her Facile
Pen in Gall
AND BLASTS THE GRAND OLD MAN.
The Alleged Husband Poisoner, Mrs. May
brick, the Subject ofthe Writer's Philip
pic A Cattstio Arraignment of the Brit
ish Mode of Administering Justice
Gladstone Charged with the Murder of
the Woman Who Is Said To Ite Dying
BOSTON, Jan. 6. Miss Abigail Dodge,
'"Gail Hamilton," has reopened her bat
teries in the Maybrick case and last night
published a long sensational letter ad
dressed to W. E. Gladstone, the British
prime minister. Mrs. Maybrick is an
adulteress, whose husband died, as shown
to the satisfaction of an English jury, by
poison. She was charged with the crime,
convicted and sent to life imprisonment.
The motive for the deed was found in the
fact that she was undeniably carrying on
a liaison with a man not her husband.
Americans, especially Miss Dodge, have
been working hard to get her out of prison,
and have failed so far. Mrs. Maybrick's
mother is the Baroness de Roques.
Arraigned in God's Name.
Addressing heJself to Kt. Hon. William
E. Gladstone Miss Dodge says in part: "In
the name of God I arraign you, the hpad
of the British government, for the murder
of Florence Elizabeth Maybrick, now dy
ing in the convict prison at Woking. The
home secretary of the late government who
began the torture, the late prime minister
who sustained him in it, the present home
secretary who continues it these are us
guilty as yon; but 1 do not know whether
they believe in a God. You believe in God.
It is therefore because you Ix-lieve iu God
that I invoke the witness of Almighty God
while I charge you with the murder of the
innocent woman who is perishing in Wok
Referred to the Home Offlce.
"We have been asking justice in the name
of mercy. I ask for justice and for justice
only, and I ask it in her own stern and
sacred Dime. You have been personally
appealed to, and you have passed by on the
other side. You have said it was the busi
ness of the home office, which would, of
course, do its duty. It is the old, old pre
text of Cain. What ground have you for
assuming that the home office does its
"I'njuxt, Illegal, O.lioll."
'We appeal to the home office and tbe
home ollice asks for 'new evidence.' The
cry of 'new evidence' of innocence is used
to disguise t lie terrible fact that there is
no evidence of guilt, and it is unjust, ille
gal, odious. W ith nil the wealth of the
government at your disposal, with all the-tiiai-hincty
of the courts and the malice of
your prisoner's foes, you could furnish no
proof of her guilt, and then you bind her
hand and foot in a living tomb and de
mand that she shall produce evidence of
her innocence. The British covernruent
not only murders her, but slanders her.
False Pretext Alleged.
'Rumors are rife that it is resentment of
American intervention that keeps her pris
on door locked. That is a false pretext.
Her prison door hnd been fast locked for
two years before American agitation be
gan. There are rumors that it is a tone
of menace in American intervention which
acts against her. The only menace is in
the voice of eternal justice speaking
through the British conscience.
An Unkind Imputation.
"Go on your cruel way, because you can.
She is alone and poor and weak, and a
foreigner. She can lose you no votes in
England, fo-she has no friends, no family.
Make the sacrifice complete. But if there
be a God who marks and notes the ways of
this world, who hears the voice of innocent
blood crying unto him from the ground, it
is better to be the young wife and mother
perishing in Woking prison than the prime
minister of the government which works
her torture and her slaughter,"
TWO RAGING CONFLAGRATIONS.
One at Pittsburg Costs $338,000 and One
at Denver 8200,000.
PITTSBURG, Jan. 6. Fire which started
from unknown cause at 10:45 o'clock last
night in the cigar factory owned by Collins
& Kitzmaker in the rear of B. Duff & Sons,
No. 93 Penn avenue, caused the follow
ing losses: Collins Cigar company, $115,
000; P. Duff & Sons stock, foO.OOO build
ing M0.0O0; Cavalt & Pollock stock $50,
00), building $a5,000; James Veiner, resi
dence fciO.000; Booth & Flynn S,000; W. H.
Keech $5,000; Levi Webb $5,000. The losses
are fully covered by insurance. The origiu
of the fire is not known.
A Four-Story Block Burned.
Desver, Jan. 6. About midnight yes
terday the fine four-story block of Halleck
& Howard, at the corner of Seventeenth
and Market streets, was completely gutted.
The total loss will exceed $300,000, of which
$100,000 was on building. The heaviest
losers are the Halleck Paint and Glass com
pany, $50,000; Denver Stamping company,
$.15,000; the National Cracker company,
$6,000; R. W. Stewart Lumber company,
$3,000. Insurance not known.
Puzzles the Physicians.
Toledo, Jan. 6. Clay Hopper, a 17-year-old
boy, who has been ill with dropsy of
the heart for several months, was supposed
by his family and physician to have died,
and his funeral was set for last Friday.
When all was in readiness, the corpse
showed signs of life, and the funeral was
thereupon declared off. The boy has re
mained in a comatose condition since that
time, and although the body is warm there
are no other signs of life. The physicians
are puzzled over the strange case.
Probably Leaped to His Death.
Kaxsas City, Jan. 6. Handcuffed and
shackled, Joe Williams, a desperate horse
thief being conveyed to the Kansas peni
tentiary Wednesday morning, made a
leap from the train, which was on a high
embankment nt the time, and down this
the ucfurliui lie man tumbled. The pris
oner was picked up in au unconscious con
dition. An examination showed that his
left arm and his left leg were broken, his
skull fractured, and he had received inter
Only Thirty-Four Kcouomites Now.
Pittsdukg, Jan. 0. Gottlieb Lauppe, a
member of the Economite society and one
of the board of elders, died Wednesday
night.Mr. Lauppe'sdeath reduces the mem
bership to thirty-four, and will bring home
to the members the extreme unlikelyhood
of the society dissolving without the inter
vention or agency of courts or men's devices.
Mrs. Bandelier, who in June last went to
Peru with her husband. Professor A. F.
Bandelier, a toted archce.ologi.st, on a three
years tour in the employ of Henry Villard,
died at Lima, Dec. 11. She was a native of
Highland, Ills., and 55 years old.
Professor H. A. Mahood, of Sioux City,
la., hnd been missing for a mor before
he was heard from at London, 'England,
where he writes he will spend a year.
Meantime his family is destitute.
Ed. B. Farnsworth, son of a prominent
citizen of Detroit, shot himself dead rather
than go to a police station on a charge of
forging his father's name. He thought go
ing to the station was the disgrace of his
Mme. Mayer, "the witch of Elm street,"
Cincinnati, had many times predicted that
she would die at 12 noon, Jan. 4. Her pre
diction was exactly fulfilled.
The sister of William Coyle, of St. Jo
seph. Mo., took his two babes out in a
sleigh and hj;s not been seen since.although
that occurred two weeks ago.
Herman Zimmerman was arrested and
locked up at Cairo, Ills., for forgery. At
the time he was a fugitive from justice, in
a strange town, and his wife and four chil
dren who were with him were absolutely
destitute and without friends in the bitter
cold. A policeman took pity on them.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest
of Mr. Millidge, the formermanager of the
Mercantile Hank of Australia. He is
accused of having issued false balance
Canadian sugar refineries announce an
advance of 5 cent per pound on all refined
and while Mi;;:.rs. The principal reason
given for the advance is the reduction in
Licht's estimate for the beet sugar crop.
Gilbert Tl'.lsbury, one of the last of the
old-time Alxihtiouists, and an uncle of the
attorney general of Massachusetts, is dead,
James X -er, a financier of New York
City, is reported ;it the city of Mexico,
where he i tryir!;j to secure concessions
from the Mexican government for the es-tabli-hmt
i:i of extensive breweries in the
principal cit'es of the republic.
Ransom Ri ed ai.d his former wife, from
whom he was separated sixteen years ago,
Mrs. Reed having t-one to California and
obtained a divorce, were remarried last
week ct VisWiei-'s Terry, Saratoga county,
MWithin the last few days the Palatine
Insurance company (lini'icd) has gained
control of the Manufacturers and Builders'
Fire Insurance company, in Xew York,
and hereafter tiie Palatine company will
manage its new acquisition, although the
two com p:t nits will not be consolidated.
A bell weighing 000 pounds is being man
ufactured at the bell foundry of Clinton
H. Meneeley A: Co., in Troy. X. Y.. de-igned
as a gift of tSe Seventh regiment, X;:ti-.m.".l
guard, to the United States cruiser Xew
York. Much silver i-; .id led to the compo
sition of the bell.
He Swallou.-il !?: Victim's Kar.
Xr.w H.vvtX, Cim:i., .Tan. C Kdward
Skinner, a ne'jro lnixsrer. vv.-is on trial foi
mayhem in the criminal c.v.'.rt yesterday.
In a fight, with a man n.-s-ned Connor sev
eral weeks ao SLi;i:er tsji bis antagon
ist's ear oT. On i ros-ex i, nation yester
day he testified lhal a:'. -r oiling oil the
ear he swidhi'.vcd :t. He will receive the
'ow l.cl Sonicliudy Kill Kiddle.
Johnson City, Tenn., Jan. C News is
received here of another tragedy in Madi
son county, X. C, near MarshalL Wednes
day morning William Riddle shot and
killed S. K. Shelton. They were on their
way to a country dance, and Kiddle, being
under the influence of liquor, pulled out
his pistol and fired five shots at Shelton,
four of them taking effect in the head, kill
ing him almost instantly. Both men were
Very Neatly Expressed. Indeed.
Brooklyn, Jan. ti. The Standard-Union '
last night says: "In the intimate circles
of President-elect Cleveland's friends there
is much rejoicing over the fact that when
the White House opens to receive the
choice of the Democratic party the dark
spell that has hovered over it will be in a
fair way to be lifted. One being passes out
of the world; another enters existence; just
as the morning succeeds the night. Should
the newcomer prove to be a boy the cup
of earthly happiness will be full for Gro
American Horses for Austria.
Toledo, O., Jan. 6. George H. Ketcham
and John Splan, the well known horsemen,
left for Europe yesterday with a assign
ment of fifteen American thoroughbred
trotters to be used in the Austrian army.
Mr. Ketcham, who owns one of the finest
farms in the country, will buy a number
of Russian mares while in Europe to be
used for breeding purposes.
Just as Llkety as Not.
Pittsbueg, Jan. 6. A special dispatch
to The Leader from Cincinnati says: "A
prominent Homestead steel worker has
been here for several days, incog., raising
money. He says a fund of $30,000 is about
to be raised and that in a few days Frick,
Lovejoy and Attorney Breck will be tinder
arrest on a charge of conspiracy. The
man says he expects conviction."
The Seven Golden Cities.
Early in the Sixteenth centnry, not later
than 1530, in the time of Xuno de Guzman,
viceroy of New Spain (Mexico), a remark
able story was told to a friar of the City of
Mexico by an Indian. This red Joe Mnl
hatton said that directly north of the Mex
ican capital, about forty days' journey,
there lay seven cities, each as large as the
City of Mexico itself, where the inhabitants
did nothing but work ia the various arts
in which gold and Bilver are employed.
With the characteristic spirit of the in
vader Guzman sent an armed host in
search of the seven golden cities, but they
retnrned without accomplishing the object
of their mission.
Later on, about 1538, Mendoza, the then
viceroy of New Spain, sent Friar, de Ni.a
in quest of the "Cities of Gold.'. After
his return to the capital Niza published a
narrative of his trip and adventures, in
which he says: "I found Cevola, the larg
est of the cities, to be a place of very many
houses, all live stories high, all of the ves
sels and ornaments therein being of pure
gold. The people are white and use ves
sels of gold and silver, for they have no
other metal iu such abundance."
"Forty days' journey north of the City of
Mexico" would mean somewhere in what
is now United States territory, probably
New Mexico. The United States govern
ment has made something of an effort to
find the lost "Cities of Gold," all of which
have proved failures. St. Louis Republic.
Out of 50.C00 guesses on a big cake ol
soap on exhibition in Berlin only two were
correct. The cake was a soapmaker's ad
vertisement and it weighed 1,122 .pounds.
-Keeps the finest line of
INT THE CITY
Under Harper House.
314 BRADY STREET,
Tte Fat.l and Wintpe Goods arencw In. DAVEKPOET
Rtmcmber we are thewirg ite Uif nt ai d noet varied
atfoitmtnt cf D(fstio and 7pc1ed gctds in tLe thr
dues. nits made to ytur mtatme hcmf'SOto $40; Tron
eers made to your measure ?5 to $12.
Ycu wish a piece cf Diamond Jeweby,
You wish a Wa tch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine Pin,
You wish a pair of Far Kings,
You wish eomething in golid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Gold Spectacles,
You wish anything in cur line
SI You can surely find it at
J. Cor. Tnird and; Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
I! I -Bedroom Suits-
Never before heard, of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
M4W. Second Street. DAYENPOBUOWi