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THE AilGUS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL, 19, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
IN NEED OF MONEY.
A Couple of Concerns at Lan
REDEMPTION IN SILVER COIN.
LONG ON ASSETS, ETTT HO$T OF CASH
Lnmbfr Company and Iron and Entice
IVorks Forced to Execute Mortpace
Ran On a Saving Itank Caused by the
Difficulty. Result In Closing the Rank
All the Institutions Alleged Tc lie Per
Laxsincj, Mich., April 10. There has
been it considerable flurry of excitement in
?ntral Michigan during the past two
days cnusel ly the embarrassment of the
Lansing Iron and Engine works and the
Lansing Lumber company, two leading
manufacturing firms of this city. A cri
sis has been reached and the institutions
tamed have filed mortgages upon their
real and personal property to the amount
of 701,000 in favor of Orlando M. Uanics,
who has indorsed a large amount of their
paper. A feeling of insecurity at once
arose among the depositors of certain
banks which have been calling iu the
paper of i'he companies mentioned, and a
sudden and wholly unexpected run was
made upon the Central Michigan Savings
Forced to Close Its Poors,
After meeting all the demands of deposit
ors for severol hours. Cashier Bradley, up
on the advice of Stat Banking Commis
sioner Sherwood, closed the doors of the
bank. The state banking commissioner is
now in charge. The managers of the bank
maintain that the institution is perfectly
solvent and in a few days its doors will re
jpened. They say that no bank in the
Itate could be expected to withstand a run
of this kind, as any one familiar with the
business knows how impossible it would
be for any bank to pay all the depositors
within a few hours. The utmost confidence
in the ability of the bank to proceed to
business is expressed by citizens and busi
ness men geuerally, many of whom con
tinued to mae their dally deposits while
the run was in progress.
Itusiness Men Very Jiervous.
There is, however, considerable nervous
ness on all sides and Lansing has never be
fore, even when James M. Turner failed,
witnessed such a financial convulsion. O.
F. Barnes is the iresident of both the
Lansing Iron and Engine works and tbe
Lansing Lumber company. Both are ex
tensive manufacturing concerns and the
latter has large interests at Dodge and
Clare, in Clare county, Mich. Hon. Or
lando M. Barnes is the father of President
Barnes, of this institution, and a gentle
man of extensive wealth, rare business ex
perience and strong influence. In 1S7S he
was the Democratic candidate for governor
of the state and at present is a member of
the central board of prison inspectors.
Assets IXulle (Le Liabilities.
He became indorser upon the paper of
the institutions of which his son is presi
dent, and the latter lecoming involved the
mortgages were filed and the property
placed iu his hands as the best possible so
lution of the difficulty. Mr. Barnes now
has in his hands as security for the debts
of these two companies upon whose paper
he is indorser available property aggre
gating in value from $1,000,000 to Sl.SOO,
000. His own personal estate is worth in
the neighborhood of fl ,000,000. The lia
bilities which he assumes are not thought
to exceed $100,000, which constitutes his
entire Indebtedness. The largest portion
of the paper upon which Mr. O. M. Barnes
ia indorser is held by the banks of this city,
the most being held by the Central Michi
gan Savings bank, which closed its doors.
Tbe Savings Itank Perfectly Solvent.
From a hasty examination of its affairs
by Bank Commissioner Sherwood, that
gentleman expresses tbe belief that the in
stitution is perfectly solvent and will be
able to meet its obligations without per
manent embarrassment. The other hanks
of the city are considered perfectly safe and
only limited amounts of the Barnes paper
are held by them. Unless the, depositors,
who have no just reason for alarm, persist
in losing their heads and precipitate an
other run no farther trouble is expected.
Report About the Missouri Pacific
ST. Louis, April 1!. Tbe Cbronicle
prints a sensational story1 to the effect that
the Missouri Pacific railway is approaching
a receivership or a complete reorganization
involving a scaling down of the interest
debt, and that the company has over $7
000,000 of floating debt which is not shewn
in the company report and statement.
TURBULENCE AT ANTWERP.
Tbe Rioters Create a Reign of Anarchy In
Antwerp, April 19. The turbulence of
strikers here is on the increase. In one
case they wrecked a steamer and collisions
with the police are of hourly occurrence.
Robberies are going ou all over the city
and anarchy prevails. An attack on an
other steamer was replied to with streams
of water. The rioters then threw stcnes
and the sailors fired a volley of bullets
wounding three rioters. The town guards
dispersed th- mob. One party of rioters
tried to throw bombs on a vessel. The
police appeared and fifteen of the rioters
were left on the ground wounded. The
strikers have resorted to the torch and set
fire to tbe cotton sheds, which are still
His Forgeries Explain Matters.
PABKEKSBCRG, W.Va., April 19. Simon
S. Stewart, of Richie county, a leading
lawyer, prominent politician. Knight of
Pythias and editor of Tbe Reveille, has
been mission for a week, and notes which
he forged have been found as an explana
tion of his absence. His brother-in-law is
among the victims.
President Folk's Remains.
Xashvillk, April lt. The remains of
President and Mrs. Polk will be re-interred
just north of the Jackson statue on the
capitol ground instead of the southwest
corner of the grounds as was at first stated.
Sub-Treasuries Instructed to So Redeem
Sbermun Act Notes.
Washington-. April 19. It is learned
unofficially that instructions have been
ent to the several sub-treasuries of the
United States to suspend payments of gold
J in redemption of notes under the Sherman
silver bullion purchase act of ls9u and to
redeem such notes in the future in silver
coin. It has been stated in the despatches
ef the American Press that the secretary
of the treasury had such an order under
terious consideration in the hope that it
would tend materially to arrest the re
duction of the treasury's gold balance.
The authority for this action is contained
in the Sherman act, and is explicit.
The effect of this order .coupled with the
order stopping the issuance of gold certifi
cates will be to make it more difficult for
the gold export brokers to obtain gold for
shipment andv wili throw the burden of
furnishing gold to some extent from the
government to the lauks. The banks, it
is said, will in their turn check an out
ward movement of specie ifieb comesa
matter of importance to them by raising
tbe rate of interest.
As gold cannot be obtained with treas
ury notes, when the treasury orders it
stopped, and as gold certificates will no
longer le issued the banks and brokers
will be unable by gathering in supplies of
these notes and certificates to obtain trea i
ury gold and will, to some extent at least,
be forced to ship the gold in their own in
stead of in the treasury vaults. A con
siderable amount of gold is held by some
At the treasury department an easier
feeling prevails and the belief is expressed
that the general knowledge which was
gaining currency that the secretary would
draw on the gold reserve rather than issue
bonds would relieve the situation some
what by making less urgent certain efforts
5o export gold. The secretary, while un
willing to discuss the situation, publicly is
known to be hostile to a bond issue and in
favor of using the reserve to the extent of
at least $10,000,000 before withdrawing
from his present position.
MODIFIED UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE.
telgian Representatives Adopt It Work
ingmen Begin to Subside.
Brussels, April 19. The chamber of
representatives after the preparation of the
reports on the revision of the constitution,
and by a vote of 119 against 13, with 14
abstentions from voting, has adopted uni
versal suffrage, with a provision of plural
voting by the classes owning property, ac
cording to the amount and situation of the
property. Cheers within the chamber were
followed by prodigious acclamations from
the enormous crowd that waited the result
of the voting outside the chamber. The
greatest enthusiasm was displayed every
where and the people joined in a jubilee
in honor of the great triumph which they
The vote is on the whole well received
in this city. A general feeling of relief
prevails. The extra issues of the news
papers agreein welcomingthe bill, which is
considered a means of salvation. It is
stated that the socialist committee intends
to post notices inviting the strikers to re
sume work. The Vorkmens' General
Council has adopted a resolution to
the effect that in view of the vote in the
chamber respecting suffrage tbe strike
may be declared off, but the struggle for
the abolition of the plural voting must
Ieatb of a Chicago Judge.
Chicago, April 19. The bar of Chicago
sustained a severe lots Monday when
Judge Van Hollis Iliggius died suddenly
at Darien, AVis., a small place near Beloit.
His death was not only unexpected, but
occurred under very singular circum
stances. He had hupted a lost dog in
'Wisconsin and found the animal. The
man who had the dog disputed the judge's
claim and while arguing the matter Judge
Higgins suddenly stopped, put his hand to
his side and complained of a terrible pain
in his heart. The next moment he dropped
dead. Van Hollis Higgins was born in
Genesee county. X. Y Eeb. 20, 1821, and
came to Chicage when 16 years old.
I Relieves His Wife Alive.
i Washington, April J9. Mrs. Hamble
tnn. wife of Dr. John P. Hambleton. an-
parently dead, was coffined and the friends
were assembled at the funeral when the
doctor suddenly declared that his wife was
certainly not dead, and after the cere
monies at the 4iouse were completed in
sisted that the funeral should go no far
ther. An electric battery was obtained
but a shock had no effect on the corpse.
The mourners, however, were forced to
leave the bereaved husband with his dead.
The wife once before had a sinking spell
that simulated death.
May Day Agitation.
Vienna, April 19. The agitation in re
gard to May Duy is already beginning in
this city. Several meetings of working
men have been held at which it was de
cided not to work on May Day. A leading
labor agitator named Adler made a speech
in which he alluded in terms of approval
to the struggle of the Belgian working
people in behalf of popular rights. The
speech evoked hearty cheers of the Bel
Receipts from Internal Revenue. .
Washington, April 19. Internal Reve
nue Commissioner Mason has submitted
his last monthly report of the operations of
the internal revenue bureau. It shows
that for the nine months of the fiscal year
ended March 31, 1893, the aggregate re
ceipts from internal revenue sources were
$130,510,016.95, a gain over the correspond
ing period oi 1892 of $7,308,078.
American Morses to Trot In Europe.
New York,' April 19. Oscar Hefner,
the Chicago sporting man, has sent bis two
trotting stallions, Earnie S. and Black
Jamie, to Europe. The horses will be en
tered in races in Germany, France, Austria
and Italy, and Mr. Hefner feels confident
that he can win.
Now the Title of a Young Goth
THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE SEASON.
Marriage or an American Ilelress to a
Itrltish Earl With Abundant Meant of
His Own Attended by tbe Interna
tional ,"Two Hundred" at the Church
and Complimentary Invitations by the
New York, April 19. William George
Robert, earl of Craven, and Miss Cornelia
Martin, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bradley Martin, of New York, were mar
ried by Bishop Potter and Rev. Dr. Will
iam R. Huntington, in Grace church in the
presence of over 200 of the elite of New
York and English society with all the
pomp suggested by the nobility of the
bridegroom and with all the magnificence
allowed by the millions of the bride. Of
all the international marriages that have
occurred so plentifully in the last twenty
years between scions of the foreign nobility
and American heiresses, the Craven-Martin
nuptials have aroused the most wide
Itelong to the "Millionaire Set."
The Bradley Martin's have been conspi
cuous in the millionaire set of New York
for the past dozen years or so, ever since
Mrs. Martin's father, Isaac Sherman, the
Troy cooper, died and left her $10,000,000,
derived from fortunate railroad invest
ments. Mrs. Martin immediately legan to
shine as an entertainer and has been re
cognized as one of the leaders in New
York society. The family spent a good
deal of time in Paris and Loudon. There
Sherman Martin, the eldest son, became
"chummy" with the youthful earl of
Craven. In the due course the earl met
his chum's sister and the result is a great
The Sinallness of Great Wealth.
The bridegroom, besides his nobility is
the possessor of a fortune that brings him
an annual income of $400,000. He is :
years old, in appearance youthful, tall and
fair. His bride is barely 17. The an
nouncement of the wedding set society
agog. The arrival a few weeks ago from
England of the Bradley-Martins and the
earl was described at great length. The
Martins paid no duty ou the large amount
of clothing that they had brought with
them, claiming that it had all been worn,
and society people were shocked at the
idea that Miss Martin in wedding her earl
would wear a gown that had been used
before, the aforesaid gown having been
warn to evade the duty.
Invitations by the Thousands.
Over 8,000 invitations were sent out for
the wedding. A platoon of police was sta
tioned at the church door to keep the cu
rious crowds back. Broadway for blocks
each side of the church was crowded be
fore 12 o'clock. The carriages began to ar
rive at 12:30. The floral decorations of the
church were on a magnificent scale. The
altar was covered with American Beauty
roses and lilies. An enormous arch of
these same flowers spanned the broad aisle
at tbe head of the church.
It Was Very English, Vou Know.
Before 1 o'clock the ushers, Bradley Mar
tin, Jr., Frederick Townsend Martin
Alonzo Potter, James A. Burden, Jr., J.
W. Ritchie and Hamilton Wilkes Carey,
had succeeded in placing the guests. The
wedding was modeled strictly after the
English style. The bride entered the
church with her father. Before them
walked the bridesmaids. Miss Ethel Davies;
Miss Alice Rochester, cousin of the bride;
Miss Sibyl Sherman, daughter of Mr. W.
W. Sherman, and Miss Daisy Post.daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. William Post. The bride
looked extremely youthful, even for her
tender age. She wore a white satin creation
of Worth and strictly tabooed jewelry.
The bridesmaids were attired in pink silk
and crepe. They wore big Gainsborough
"Lohengrin," as a Matter of Course.
The ushers passed down the side aisles
and stood in double file on either side of
the chancel steps, allowing the bridal party
to pass between them. The wedding march
from "Lohengrin" was played as the bridal
party moved up tbe chanceL The groom
was attended by his brother, the Hon. Rob
ert Cecil Craven, formerly of the royal
navy. Rev. Dr. Huntington read the wed
ding ceremony according to the ritual of
the Church of England. Bishop Potter
pronounced the benediction. The earl and
countess were driven to the Martin house
in Wast Twentieth street, where a recep
tion was held. A large number of guests
attended. There were lavish decorations
and an elaborate wedding breakfast.
AN OLD CRIME UNEARTHED.
Corpse of a Boy Found Who Was Flogged
Wheeling, W. Va., April 19. Thirty
four years ago Thomas Haupt, 15 years old,
came to the county fair here without the
consent of his parents. That night when
he returned home he was given a terrible
flogging. Neighbors heard his screams.
He was not seen afterward and his parents
said he had run away. His skeleton has
now been found in a stone quarry aban
doned iu 1S55. Under it was found a brass
box containing a return check to the fair
dated on the day the boy disappeared. His
parents are long since dead.
Ka Change In tbe Crop Report.
Washington, April 19. Secretary Mor
ton authorizes the statement that there
will be no radical change as to the mode in
the division of statistics in getting up the
crop reports; that the the report relative to
the condition of the growing crops for
April, 1893, was based on unusually full
and complete returns from a dual corps of
correspondents and from other sources.
The Election at Peoria.
Peoria, His., April 19. The city election
resulted in the success of the entire Repub
lican ticket by majorities ranging from 2,
000 to .1.000, the latter figure being the
majority for Philo H. Miles, for mayor.
Colonel Warner, who had been elected
mayor of Peoria six times, headed tbe
They Didn't Catch Plllsbury.
NEW YORK, April 19. The stories that
Charles A. Pillsbury, the Minneapolis mil
ler, had lost a large sum In the Chicago
board of trade, are emphatically denied by
that gentleman. He says he did not lose
a dollar and the falsehoods sent out from
Chicago are likely to injure his credit.
Milan Sends His Congratulations.
Vienna, April 19. Ex-King Milan has
sent a letter of congratulations to the new
premier of Servia, com plimenting him on
the success of the coup d'etat.
The St. Louis beer war h: ended. The
brewers have settled their din"eie):ces and
advanced the price to 8 per bai rei. ,
Rochester, N. Y., business circles are
stirred by the report that II. II. W.-mier
and Arthur G. tes are unable to meet
their obligations. The aiTnirs of tin' two
men are said to be inextricably involved,
they having indorsed for each other for
The new cruiser Detroit developed a
speed of twenty-three miles an hour on her
trial trip. This makes her the fastest
cruiser of equal displacement iu the world
and her builders will get a bonus of
Gravelton, Ind.. is reported to have been
drestroyed by a windstorm.
Obituary: At Boston, Lucy Larcom.the
authoress, aged C7. At Eldora, la., Mrs.
Julia A. Wisner. At Denver, C. R. Con
able, of Delavan, Wis. At Peoria, Ills.,
Rev. Henry V. D. Nevins, aged 7S.
Professor Pickering's observations of the
recent eclipse of the sun, says M. Flam
marion, the French astronomer, confirms
the theory that the sun is surrounded by
a luminous atmosphere to a distance equal
to one-eighth of the sun's diameter.
D. W. Bagley, banker at Jacksonville,
Tex., has assigned, with liabilities of
Mrs. Florence Maybrick is reported to
have attempted to kill herself with a table
knife in Woking prison.
Miss Jennie Ewing Speed and Calvin
Morgan Duke, of Chicago, were married at
Iouisville, The bride is a niece of James
Speed, Lincoln's attorney general. The
groom is a nephew of John Morgan, the
famous Confederate cavalry leader.
The steamer Phillip D. Armour passed
through Mackinaw straits the first boat
of the season.
Tammany hall has re-elected all its old
The paper mills at Enor station, eight
miles west of Springfield, O., were burned.
Charles T. Yerkes, the Chicago street
railway man, will build a house at New
York and make his home there. The house
will cost $700,000 and Meit-sonier, the
French artist, will decorate the walls and
A Boston jury has given Mrs. Susan L.
K. Cleveland a verdict for $10 000 in her
suit against Charlotte W. Lyman for alien
ating her husband's affections.
Notice have been served to World's fair
underground contractors that all their
work must be completed by Thursday.
Rig Penalties Wanted from Sporting Men.
TkeNTON", N. J., April 19. Affidavits
have been filed in the supreme court in
suits brought to recover penalties from
Michael Dwyer, Hugh Mclntyre and thirty-six
bookmakers for violating the law at
the Elizabeth race track. The penalties
demanded from Dwyer and Mclntyre are
for 4-B violations aggregating $S50,000.
World's Fair Fostolflce.
Washington, April 19. Postmaster
General Bissel has issued a notice to all
postmasters that there is now in operation
in the government building on the grounds
of the World's fair a branch of the Chi
cago postoffice, known as the World's fair
IT JS.VT IX THE ORDIXARY WAT
that Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription comes
to the weak and suffering woman who needs
it. It's guaranteed. Not with words merely;
any medicine can make claims and promises.
What is -dona with the " Favorite Prescrip
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any case, your money is returned. Can you
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what it promises I
It's an invigorating, restorative tonic, a
soothing and strengthening nervine, and a
certain remedy for tho ills and ailments that
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mation or ulceration, bearing-down sensa
tions, and all chronic weaknesses and ir
regularities, it is a positive and complete
To every tired, overworked woman, and
to every weak, nervous, and ailing ooa, it is
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Want to exchange an thing
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Hock Island street, Davenport.
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- is still fnrnishirg their lady customers with
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Room 15, Dittoe Block. Darenpert. corner
Third and Brady.
-House Raising and Moving-
Address E- A. ROUNDS,
IMS Ssvesta Avenue. Box 1S1.
Klug, Hasler, Swentscr
Dry Goods Company,
rinnlrc i All Styles,
Umbrellas ; Sikj:
Parasols fctfen Underwear Pov-v
Hosiery Notions WcIi 7&.3,-e
Only a small quantity of Children's Loir
Cloaks eft at
217, 217 W. Second St.,
Driffill & Gleim
-Keeps the fioeet line of-
IN THE CITY.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
OUli ENTIRE STOCK OF-
Fancy Goods, Etc.,
Must be c'cBed out at once. Our prices will
em prise yon.
Geo. H. Kingsbury.
FAIR AD.ART STORE.
tSlPWatca this space for prices.
H. HILL. JJrJ. Cf.
Cor. Fourth ave., and Twenty-third street.
feleDflorje 1098. ?31 Twentieth street.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AMD ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
AH kinds of brass, bronsa and lain mlnnm bronxe casting, all shades and tcmFr
s specialty o brass metal patters and ertuue.worK.
gBOr t WD Orrucm-At 1811 First venae. naar;Ferry landing. -
J. MAGER, Proprietor
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