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IK A Kt.US. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1803.
ARRRFV ATtD TELEGRAMS-
-best of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
COULD NOT AGREE.
Uncle Sam and the New York
TWO PROPOSALS THAT WERE MADE.
Carlisle Said to Have Offered a ltond
Scheme. Which the Hanker ltejected
and in Return rroioed m Certificate
rian. Which the Cabinet Kefuaed to Kn
dorsc The Treasury Ha Offer of S.8,
000,000 in Gold.
New York, April 2fi. The proposition
made by Secretary Carlisle through Treas
urer Jordan to the Xew York banters is
tinderstood to have been this: He wished
to know whether they wonld lend the gov
ernment $50,000,000 in pold for cne year
from May 1, the loan to be secured by ten
year government 5 per cent, bonds, to be
issued at llT1-.', which would be equivalent
to 8 per cent bond. The terms of this
proposition were that the bonds weie to le
placed on trust with the secretary of the
treasury or the sub treasurer, and as the
banks turned in gold certificates were to
be issued to them therefor. At the end of
the year, or by April 1, 1S94 (which would
make the time only eleven months), the
government was to have the option of pay
ing oft. the loan in gold with 3 per cent, in
terest. If t'W government could not pay
the loan in gold at the end of the year it
was assumed, although Carlisle's state
ment did not say so, that then the banks
were "to surrender their certificates and
take the amount of bonds to which they
were entitled at 11".
How the Banks Viewed the Matter.
These bonds were then to be the absolnte
property of the bankers to hold or dispose
nf tliw hit fit The Answer of the
bankers to the proposition was that their
gold was held in cneir reserve as requireu
by law and if surrendered for bonds which
were not current money it would have to
Y. rerlnrtl in other monev. which would
mean that they would have to call in loans
to an equal amount. The result would oe
very stringent money and perhaps a panic.
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000,000 in deposits, and adding .V).000,000
more would bring the total loss up to
tH-,000,000. The strain would come upon
merchants and other business men ana
trade wouid be paralyzed.
Proposition of the Hanks.
What the bankers are willing to do. al
though they have not made the direct offer
is this: They will turn over .-0,no0,0i i"
gold to the tieasury department if it will
issue exchange certificates or notes bearing
4 Per tent, interest which can lie counted
in the reserve and be used in settlement of
balances at the clearing hor.se the same as
money, and which will be received for
balances due to the snl-treasi:ry and be
re-issued in exchange for greenbac ks or
legal tender note. The certificates could
be the same as the old clearing house cer
tificates issued against collateral which in
this instance would begnId.Hya proposition
of this kind the administration would se
cure the gold; otheru ise only a bond issue
will draw gold in a:iy l rj;e amount from
Umont Criticises Jordan,
The is ninth comment here over Secre
tary Lamout's stateintnt that Conrad X.
Jordan was only a sub-treasurer aaJ over
rated his importance. Lament's" comment
has made Jordan, Cannon and all others
more reticent than ever, and now they in
sist that all information for the public
must come from Washington.
REJECTED BY THE CADINET.
The New York Scheme of No Advantage
to I'ucle Sam.
WASHINGTON", April 20. At the cabinet
meeting Secretary Carlisle brought up the
proposition of the New York bankers to
supply under certain conditions the treas
ury department with gold. It was very
thoroughly discussed and finally rejected.
It was not considered advantageous to the
government. This was the culmination of
several propositions submitted. All nego
tiations therefore between the treasury
department and the New York bankers
are off. at least for the present, and Secre--tary
Carlisle will look in other directions
Representative Wise, of Virginia, called
on the president and presented s petition
signed by bankers and business menf
Richmond asking the president to issue
bonds to relieve the financial situation.
The president received the petition, but
gave no indication of what his purpose will
be in the direction of following the sugges
tions made therein.
The free gold balance is now in a health
ier condition than for some days, and for
eign advices are that the Kuropean demand
lias abated and will not revive for a week
at least. Secretary Carlisle says that he
Las accepted offers of nearly $M,0o0,000 in
gold, but the expectation that the free
gold would be 20,000,000 by the end of the
week has been abandoned, owing to the
failure so far of the New York negotia
tions. Ti e treasury says that the New
York statement of the propositions that,
were exchanged with the bankers there is
not correct, but will not say what the
A fact not generally known in connec
tion with the greenback gold reserve is al
leged by Representative O. M. Hall, of the
'"Third Minnesota districtV- JA.a,n)atr of
fact." says Hall, "there Is not $100,000,000
reserve in the treasury but only about
Sr-i.cw 1,000. Under the resumption law of
i;,5 the government sold fj?6,000,000 of
boa-is. It has used in round numbers
W-'.ot 10,000 of this fund in redeeming green
bucks, leaving in the treasury $54,000,000
fit be proceeds of the sale of these bonds,
which by law is specifically set aside for
the purpose of redeeming greenbacks only."
JU m Matter or Coarse.
Little Bock. April 26. The special
grand jury at Morrilton called to investi
gate the Flanagan-Thorton lynching, has
reported that it can find no evidence to in
. diet any one.
LOOSE ON A GRADE.
Frightful Run of a Train Load
LOSS BY THE ENGINEER OF CONTROL
HOLIDAY IN HONOR OF THE FAIR.
The Governor of Illinois So Proclaims
Springfield. April 20. The governor
has issued the following proclamation:
"Considering the national and interna
tional character of the World's Columbian
Exposition to be inaugurated in the city of
Chicago on May 1, and the great event of
whirh it is commemorative, and the ruri.n-
er fact that it is located within the state of
Illinois, it would seem fitting tnat m
recognition thereof the opening day should
be made a holiday within the limits of the
-Therefore. I, John J?. A ltgeld, governor
of the state of Illinois, by virtue of the
authority vested in me by the laws of the
state, do hereby recommend and appoiat
the 1st day of May, 13, as a holiday and
day of thanksgiving.
-In testimony wliereot 1 nave Hereunto
set my hand and caused to be affixed the
great seal of the state this 'oth day of April
in the year of our Lord one thousand entm
hundred and ninety-three and of the inde
pendence of the United States the one hun
dred and seventeenth.
"Johx P. Aitgeld. Governor."
Another Contingent of Arabs.
New York, April &. The ilritish steam
ship Cynthiana has arrived with a contin
mantnf Arabs numlierinff more than 200
on board. They have with them camels.
dromedaries and norses, a large stock, oi
weapons of warfare, fancy dresses and all
the paraphernalia essential to the big ex
hibition which they expect to give at Chi
cago. The features of the exhibition will
be Bedouins attacking a oriuai pany uu
Ihe desert. All the horses are pure Arab
ian and trained in the tricks of eastern
warfare, of which the Arabians will give
The Fair Will Profit.
Dexter, April 26. The long-threatened
rate war from Colorado points to the
World's fair has broken out by the an
nouncement by the Denver and RioGrande
that it has made a $45 rate from Colorado
common points to Chicago good over any
connecting line. The Rio Grande is
backed in this move by the Burlington.
Rock Island and Missouri Pacific.
He Has Great Hopes.
Frankfort, Ind., April 20. George
Brown, the tramp who left St. Augustine,
Fla., March 5 to walk to the World's fair,
has passed through Frankfort. lie says
that he will knock at tne gates or. ine oiij
show on his arrival at Chicago the after
noon of the 30th and expects to be dined at
the expense of the management. Brown
is a witty Scotchman aged C4 years.
Javanese llaby Itorn nt Chicago.
CllICAGO.April 20. Mid way plaisance has
been enlivened by the arrival of a brand
new Javanese baby. The parents were net
demonstrative in their joy, but their fel-low-sojourners
in a distant land werehiip
py. The baby is a girl and was named
Chicago Cleveland Javanicus by Foreman
Ferrari. Andoet is the cognomen of its
Dedication of tlie Woman's lluililin.
CHICAGO, April 26. The woman's build
ing at the World's fair will be dedicated
Monday just after the opening ceremonies
of the fair.
SWINDLE IN RAILWAY TICKETS.
A Chicago Scalper Involved and Some a:
St. Paul anil Kluewhere.
Chicago, April 2a. One of the most
barefaced ticket swindles of the age ha-,
just been brought to light by the detec
tive department of the Central Traffic as
'sociation. So far but one scalper in Chi
cago is implicated, but one or more are
connected with the swindle iu St. Paul,
Minneapolis, Omaha. Kansas City, St.
Louis, Denver, Fort Worth and New Or
leans. The Chicago scalper has repeatedly
been charged with corresponding crooked
ness and the present intention of the Cen
tral traflic lines is to puta permanent stop to
it by pushing the case especially against
The Sibley, Lake Bristineau and South
ern is a little wood road eight miles long
with one terminus at Janesville, Ivu, and
the other at Sibley. It does a strictly
local business and one corresponding to
its short mileage. This insignificant road
was made the basis of operations by the
sharpers. They simply borrowed the
road's name and printed tic.ets by whole
sale purporting to be of this road's issue
and reaching anywhere iu America a pas
senger wished to go.
Passengers were ticketed to California,
New York and Canadian points and the
tickets were honored in every instance. The
forgery was only discovered when the vari
ous lilies drew on the little Ixmisiaua wood
road for their proportions of the haul. Re
turns are coming iu Irom outside sources
showing there was a widespread conspir
acy of the swindlers.
That Late Kentucky Tragedy.
EVAXSVILLE, Ind . April 25. Iu Morgan
field, Ky., the public pulse is feverish. The
examining trials of the Oliver murderers
are in progress and promise to consume
several days. There has been no mani
festation of the lynch spirit as yet, the
crowds thronging the courtroom looking
on in silence. The convictiou of the whole
party accused is expected. The case is the
one in which friends of a young man forced
to marry a girl attached the bridal party
at night and killed the newly made wife
as she rode home from the wedding.
' '' The Russian Mission.
Washington, April 20. The Russian
mission is the only one of the five great
European missions which has not been
changed and a Democrat appointed to suc
ceed the Republican incumbent. Our
minister to St. Petersburg is Prof. Andrew
D. White. Cleveland is known to have a
high regard for him and it is possible he
may decide to permit him to serve out a
full four years term.
Miss Rose McDonald, nearly SO years old,
and who never rode on a railway, believing
locomotives, etc, the invention of the
devil, has jmt died at Uniontown. Pa.
Kesnlts in a Crash at the Foot of the
Incline All an the Locomotive, Includ
ing Two Women, Killed or Fatally In
jured Seven Corpse Recovered -Full
Extent of the Disaster Not Known
Fatal Cyclone in Oklahoma.
Somerset, Pa., April 2(. The report of
a fatal railroad wreck which occurred on
the Bare Rocks railroad four miles south
of Somerset has just reached here. Tha
grade is alwat 150 feet to the mile. In com
ing down the train became unmanageable
and dashed down the grade with frightful
velocity. At the foot of the incline were
several loaded freight cars' into which the
passenger train plunged. On the engine
were Engineer Neff, his son, and John E.
Pyle, with his wife and daughter. The
three latter were hurled under the engine
as it leaped from the track and were in
stantly killed. Neff and his son were fa
tally scalded. On the cars were a large
number of workingmen, some of whom
jumped from the runaway train and es
caped with slight injuries.
The balance were crushed in the wreck;
how many is not yet known. Seven bodies
have been recovered. The wildest rumors
as to the number of persons killed and in
jured are afloat and intensu excitement
prevails, as many of the persons known to
have been on the train are residents of
Somerset, or have relatives living here.
CYCLONE IN OKLAHOMA.
Eleven, Persons Reported Killed Near
Norman Immense Havoc.
GfTHKlE, O. T., April 20. News received
here says a tornado swept over the country
near Norman, O.T.,doing immense damage.
Eleven persons are reported killed. The
wires in the territory are down and details
cannot be gotten.
A Few of the Victims.
J. O'Connor and family of five were
killed outright. So were men named
Banks and Henry Clements. A babe of T.
Bateman was killed by a hailstone. Thos.
Weaver had an arm broken. All houses
and barns in the way of the btorm were
leveled to the ground.
Slowly Roasted to Death.
Chicago, April 26. The death of the
two men in the armory of the First regi
ment was a horrible one. They had lost
the key to the small door in the great port
cullis in the east wall of the building and
were slowly roasted to death while the
firemen were trying to break in the door,
which is six inches thick. Their names
were E. Johnson and Walter Williams,
both colored employes of the regiment.
Two other inmates, E. W. Latham and
Christopher Wiegant, were badly scorched
but will recover. The walls are standing
in part, but the interior is a total wreck.
The regiment lost all its property uni
forms, arms, etc. and the properties of the
Trocadero, a World's fair entertainment,
were also destroyed.
COULDN'T WRITE THE NAME.
Was Fired OflT a Train and Now Wants
Damage of SIO.OOO.
ST. Pavi., April '6. Judge Otis and a
jury have begun the trial of a peculiar suit
brought by John J. Sutton, a wealthy law
yer, farmer and horse dealer of Colum
bus, Wis. Sutton wants the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway com
pany to p.y him ir.i)for on insult to
him by one of the company's conductors.
Sutton says he boarded a train at Milwau
kee and tendered his mileage book.
Upon leing requested to write his name,
he asserts that he wrote it several times,
hu t that the conduct er was not satisfied
with it and tok up his mileage book and
ejected him from tbetraiuat Ocouomowoc.
Sutton admitted that he was worth $100,
000 in the cross examination, but says he
wants the St. Paul company taught a
lesson for humiliating him.
Challenge by Jake Schacfer.
Chicago, April .20. Jake Schaefer is
himself again. Five weeks ao he fell
down a dark stairway, breaking two small
bones in bis right wrist. A week ago the
spliuts were removed and now Jake is prac
ticing his brilliant masses. He has issued
a challenge open to any man in the world
to play the American champion's game.
Court-Martini's Action Approved.
Washington. April 20. The acting sec
retary of the navy has approved the action
of the court-martial which in New York
tried Eusiga Manning K. Eyre on charge
of drunkenness and sentenced him to be
suspended from rank and duty for a period
of three years on a furlough pay.
Mobs lit Mull 'and l!e!f,it.
London, April 2t. Mobs of Orangemen
at Belfast continue to harry the Roman
Catholics there aud the troops have been
called out to quell the riots. At Hull the
union laborers are still turbulent and the
authorities seem unable to put a stop to
the disgraceful proceedings.
Not a l!it Too Severe.
CoLUMBl's, O., April 20. The repetition
of such practices as that indulged iu by
some of the students of the Ohio Wesleyan
university at Delaware will bts a peniten
tiary offense. The senate made a law of a
bill to that effect.
Tillman's Action Condemned.
CoLVmbia, S. C, April 20. A mass-meeting
of citiKetis has been held here at which
strong resolutions were adopted condemn
ing the action ot Governor Tillman in
bending John Peterson, the negro who was
lynched by an infuriated mob, to Denmark.
It iK allure at Iowa City.
Iowa Citv, la., April 26. The Union
Ijoan and Trust company 'has made an as
signment with assets of $1,4,0U0 and lia
bilities of f 745,374. The liabilities are the
result of indorsements of securities.
Arretted for Robbing Freight Cars.
Champaign, 111-., April 26. The police
of this city have arrested Harry Eustis
(colared:, Charles Peters and Bill Weeks
on a charge of robbing freight cars in the
yards of the Big Four in Urbana.
Looks Like Defeat for Showalter.
Kokomo, Ind., April 26. The sixth game
of the international chess match was an
other victory lor Lasker in forty moves.
Auotber ganie will give Lasker the match.
42uicksiiver In a 'Frisco Street.
Sas Fkascisco, April 26. A quicksilver
ledge discovered on Mc Alister street, this
city, is panning out richly.
Miss Carrie Granville, an actress, died at
New York from the eff ects of tha acci- j
dental swallowing oi some creosote and !
laudanum which she was using to relieve j
a toothache. ,
Owing to the illness of Lord James Han
neu, one of the members of the Behring
sea tribunaljof arbitration, the tribunal has
adjourned for one week.
Two hundred Zulus en route tothe Chica
go fair took possession of a train 100 miles
from the Windy City and the conductor
and brakemen bad to barricade themselves
in the baggane car. One of the Zulus had
been robbed of a tri nket aud that caused
Mary Miller, a fair creature whose home
is at Omaha.has just been arrested at Kan
sas City for an embezzlement in which she
showed the equality of the sexes.in cussed
ness at least. She is If, a brunette and
Obituary: At St. Louis, Patrick Mc
Grath, ex-president of the Builders' ex
change, aged 5S. At Saratoga, N. Y., Rev.
Dr. Arthur Mitchell, formerly of Chicago,
age! .V. At Pittsburg, Dr. E. A. Mun
dorf, the ruicroscopist, aged 4'. At Belair,
Md., Colonel Edwiu Hanson Webster, ex
congressman. At Dayton, O., Celestin
Schwind, aged CS. At Independence, la.,
Hermau Morse, aged Sj.
At a largely attended meeting of repre
sentative Democrats of St. Louis it was de
cided to contest the recent city election on
the grounds of gigantic frauds iu South
Life insurance companies doing business
in Illinois up to Dec. 31, 18;2, had issued
policies amounting to so.,y;l,oso and paid
losses amounting to 3,641, rOS. The in-!
come of the co-operative associations or
societies was 17.75S.O.VJ and these paid to
members 12,2oT,41'.. The amount of in
demnity written in 1W2 was $254,SS2,M5 :
aud the amount of indemnity in force
Dec M, 1SU2, was 1.114,21:1,305.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir William
Yeruou Harcourt estimates the expendi
tures of the British government for the
current year at L1,404,MX and the revenue
at fSa.y.W.Ot', leaving a deficit of 1,574,
000. He proposes to increase the income
tax a penny in the pound to meet the de
ficiency. Cotton in Ijonisiana has lteen greatly
injured by the recent cold spell and frost.
The Norwegian storthing has adjourned
sine die owing to King Oscar's attitude on
the demand of the storthing for separate
consular representation for Norway.
The Bucharest police have seized all the
copies of a book entitled "Royal Wretched
i ess'' recently published iu Paris. The
authoro f this book, which is an attack on
the Roumanian court, is Robert SchetTer,
who was for a long period secretary to the
king of Roumania.
Twenty walnut trees standing near
Goshen, Ind., were sold to a lumber syndi
cate recently for .OOO.
There are 413,000,000,000 feet of standing
timber in the state of Washington.
The National Machinists.
Indianapolis, April 2d. The secretary
aud treasurer of the national machinists
are in the city. The former puts the mem
bership at 2S,n: and claims a growth of
8,000 within the past year. The treasurer
says the order has a surplus fund of 20,
000. Each denies the assertion that a gen
eral strike is being or will be considered.
Demanded His Resignation.
Washington, April 20. Secretary Mor
ton has demanded the resignation of Israel
W. Stone, assistant disbursing officer of
the weather bureau, who was implicated
in the recent scandal in the bureau. Thus
far Stone had declined to tender it.
Dry Goods Co.,
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jewelry f ailure at Cnicago.
Chicago, April 20. Giles Bros. & Co.
have been forced to the wall. The firm is
one of the oldest in the jewelry line iu Chi
cago, occupied a prominent position
throughout the west and enjoyed an envi
able reputation and credit for many years.
The stock of the firm was levied upon to
satisfy judgments amounting to about
thc?e and ever- 1
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