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THE AUG US, SATUHDAY, JUNE 24, 1803.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
MOIITOX OX MONEY.
Secretary of Agriculture
A RADICAL IDEA PUT INTO WOEDS.
Abolish the I-'K:1 Tontlrrln loth Oold and
Silver mnl Urt Them Stand on Their
Merit II1 View on State Hanks Not
Afral.l of "WHd-fat"-K fleet of "Cheap
Money" 'Colorado Opinion;
Washington, .Tune 04. In an interview
on the money question. Secretary Morton
hoped the Sherman law would ! repeal!,
hut thought there was an element of
douht Protvedinis he said: "I have no
ohjettion to the repeal of tho 10 per cent
bank tax as a means of supplying the in
creased currency which it is claimed is
needed. I am opposed to that tax chiefly
because it was levied under false pretenses
and h;s no riirht Ut exist. It is a prostitu
tion of the taxing power, lieeause under
the pretense of raisint; revenue it was
never intend-.! to raNe revenue, but to
prevent the issuance of state bank cur
rency." He did not fo:ir wild-cat banking,
for the states could not make the notes
le;al tender and they would only circulate
(ii ltin f the Hoot of.the Matter.
"Under one condition the absolutely free
coinage f silver and irol 1 alike minht le
acreed to .is a com promise. That is, if
liotii were deprived of their lea.il tender
fjiiality. The stamp of the government
wouM then signify no more than merely
that the coin was a certriin weight and
fineries-, and the people could take which
coin they pleased ird refuse either if they
did not like it. The two sorts of coin
Witild then !e placed :i their merits, ami
wm-Loul 1 sfhin ;imlTut wli.it the people
Kfl'eet of '"Cheap Money."
Touching ijtfiri another branch of the
quesi.-,:i the secretary 'Vntinueil: "There
is no .idvdntage to the farmer or the
laborer in a redundancy of hoap money.
It raies the price of t. f.,rrn products in
cheap money; ctittin off the export trade
and r.arrowing the market. With a .ficti
tious price set upon wheat through the
cheap!. s- of money with which, it is pur
chased the foreign purchaser can not afford
to deal with our farmers, but irocsto India,
Russia, or 'he Arirenine H -teib'.ic for his
Why C.oltl Is Coming this Way.
"The consequence of this is hard times
here and the export of gold from the coun
try. As soon as our wheat gets down to a
price where it can find purchasers abroad;
as soon as we begin to sell to foreign pur
chasers, the supply and demand alone reg
ulate the price, the gold begins to come
back to us. The tnrn in the tide of gold,
noticeable within the past few days, was
due to the sales of wheat, which had been
brought atiout by the necessity the hold
ers were under to raise money."
HE STOOD UP FOR SILVER.
A Colorado Man Advocates the Argen
Cllir.c,n, June 24. Silver has had its
innings at the bankors' congress, and prop
erly enough its champion has come from
the silver stale Colorado. James II. Piatt
is his name and he prefaced his remarks
by saying be was not a hanker, but a
manufacturer, a producer, and he said the
bankers would be lenefitcd by taking into
their confidence the business men who pay
them the profits on their accumulated
wealth." '-I am trying to earn a living by
making something." said Mr. Plntt. "I
employ labor, I am a manufacturer and I
have had a hard time of it on a declining
market and a lessening currency since
ls3. If J'ou bankers from the east desire
any one to help you in damning tue Her
man bill we will find you thousands of
them in the mines and work shops and on
the farms of Colorado."
He then repeated the oft-told "argument
that a period of declining values was al
ways a period of hard times, and that these
were due to restriction of the circulating
medium. No business man bought today
anything he could do without, because he
thought he can buy it cheaper tomorrow.
This caused general depression and the
only remedy, in Mr. Piatt's opinion, was
the'restoration to silver of the free mint
age rights enjoyed by it prior to 173 for
sixteen years. The money of the jieople
the woril over is silver, said the speaker.
(Jive the gold dollar and the silver dollar
an equal chance and the gold would Ik
driven out of the market.
Continuing he said: "'The arrcat in
dustries in Colorado are paid in gold. Frig
land makes all her subsidiary coins in sil
ver. The crown j ieoe. worth l.-Vi of Amer
ican money, is coined of silver bought at
low prices in the fnited States and other
silver producing countries. England
made this enormous profit on its coinage
and yet no one can find an Englishman,
who will take a silver crown piece out of
his pocket and say 'this is worth only 7
cents,' nor will you see any fool newspaper
keep standing at the head of its editorial
column the statement that a '4-shilling
piece is worth only fiO cents,' as some of
the newspapers of the United States do."
Replying to the statement made in a pa
per read that there cannot be legislated
Into something a value that it does not
possess intrinsically, Mr. Piatt illus
trated his argument. "Being from Color
ado I have only gold and silver with me,
but if some gentleman will loan me a
bank note I'll show you how value can
be legislated into something. Chairman
Parsons hauled a "roll" from his pocket,
pulled oft a 10 greenback and handed it
to Mr. Pratt, who holding it aloft asked:
'What makes that piece of money worth
?10?" He answered his own question by
Baying it was the promise of the govern
ment to pay the bearer ?10 in gold or sil
ver on demand, and the confidence of the
people gave the note its worth.
"If you presented that note at the treas-
I ury and received ten silver aonars, wtiat
! would that silver be worth as compared
with gold?" asked Mr. Page of Philadel-
"If you put silver back where its belongs
where it was before 1S73 it will le worth
as much as the gold. Under the present
wrong conditions it would not be worth as
j much; but, sir, do not shoot a robin on the
I wing and then damn him lecause he can't
fly." Mr. Piatt read exhaustive statistics
to show that the cost of production of sil
ver wasfl an ounce or more, and not thirty
cents as asserted by the opponents of free
The speaker then said the "silver de
monetisation" act was passed lecause
English financiers sent ."XH),M)J over here
to pay for its passage, but he didn't mean
that the United States congress got any
WHEN TRUSTERS FALL OUT.
rhen State Attorney May Chase "the.
Chicago, June SM. The Cattle Feeding
nd Distillery company has filed its answer
iothe information in quo warranto pro
ceedings by Attorney General Moloney. It
pens by stating that the charges in the
information of perversion and abuse of its
charter are not true and avers that the ac
tion is not in the interest of the people of
the state of Illinois, but in the interest of
Samuel Woolner, Jacob and Henry
chwabacker and John II. Francis, who
lire trying to get some plants in Peoria
now held by the trust out of its hands.
The answer states that liefore the filing of
the petition for leave to file information
against it, a dispute arose between the
rorjioration and these four gentlemen.who
are stockholders in the corporation.
The dispute is the one frequently ex
plained of late with reference to the ground
rent of distilleries, and the answer alleges
that the attorneys are acting solely in the
interest of Woolner and his associates in
whose employ they are and for his In-nefit.
It alleges that it is a suit to settle private
rights between private parties and to aid
them in getting possession of these distil
leries in Peoria which are situated on
pieces of real estate for which they have
lieen paid. The answer further states that
the corporation is legally incorporated and
acting within its franchise legally: that it
is not a continuation of the Cattle feeders
and Distillers' Trust company and did not
assume all of its contracts arid obligations.
That it is not its policy to dismantle and
keep plants idle, or that by means of the
rebates it brings dealers under its control
It is ulso claimed that the trust acquired
its property in fair and open sale: that suf
ficient competition exists to make a. close
market and the price of whisky and other
products of the corporation was lower than
ten years before the corporation was
organized: that it produces only 70 per
cent, of the alcohol, highwines, etc, of the
United States, and that nearly all the com
panies in this corporation are not now le
gal entities, as they are dissolved and
New York. June 24. The Princess Eu
lalie sailed today on the steamer La
Touraine. She expressed herself as high
ly pleased with her visit to America. She
will first go to Spain to report to the queen
regent, and then go to Paris to see her
children and then proceed to Ixindon to at
tend the wedding of Prince George of
Wales and Princess May of Teck.
Overcome by C.a.
Manitowoc, Wis., June 24. A fatal ac
cident happened at the Manitowoc rapids
a few miles west of here on the farm of
William Wroth. Mr. Grot h and Herman
Welker. a well digger, were overcome by
gas while digging a well and fell to the
bottom. Both bodies were recovered.
Monte Curio and Chicago's Wheat I'lt.
MoNTUKAl.. June -'4. At the annual
meeting of the Merchants" bank of Can
ada, General Manager Hagu? in his ad
dress warned business men against gam ti
ling, and said that the table of Monte.
Carlo and the Chicago wheat pit are in
principle one and the seme.
leath of the I'oet llryant'n Itaucliter.
XEtf YuttK, June XH. News has been
received in this city of the sudden death
at liar Harlwir of Mrs. Fannie Bryant
Godwin, the wife of Parke Godwin, for
merly editor of The Commercial Adver
tiser. Mrs. Godwin was a daughter of the
poet William Cullen Bryant.
Itounty for Maple SuKar.
BURLINGTON',. Yt., June 24. The maple
sugar lalioratory at Montjtclier has closed
fcr the season. There have been weighed
for iusjiection 4,7jO,752 jMiunds. The
amount of bounty will lie in the vicinity
of $72..VX'. This covers the product of all
the New England states.
Walked till' the Train.
DENVEK, Col., June 24. Melenza Mo
Leod, a wealthy fruit grower of Stockton,
Cal., while asleep walked from a Denver
and Rio Grande train near Canon City and
i was instantly killed. He leaves a wife in
Denver. lie was on his way to imcago ai
Failures of National Hanks.
Washington, June 24. Comptroller
Eckels has lieen officially informed of the
failure of the following national banks:
First National bank of Xendallsville, Ind,;
First National bank of Santa Ana, CaL,
and First National bank of Whatcom,
eath of a Member of Congress.
Eastox, Pa., June 24. William Mutch
ler of tikis city. Democratic member of
congress from the Eighth Pennsylvania
district, died suddenly of heart disease.
He had lieen in poor health of late and was
taken ill at a Pike county fishing resort
three weeks ago with heart trouble. He
recovered, came home and had been able to
be out, but still suffered from his stomach
and heart. Deceased leaves a widow and
jtayara tuit on Aleundrla.
Loudon, Jane 24. The Princess of Wales
received at Marlborough -house Thomas F.
Bayard, the new United States ambassa
dor, and Mrs. Bayard.
HOME FOE KNIGHTS
Templars Open a World's Fair
, Banquet Hall.
A RESTING PLAOB FOR THE CRAFT.
Built on the Shore of the Lagoon at Jack
son Iark llayti Also Iel!caten Her
Home, Fred Douglass Making a Speech
Two Connecutlve Hays of Attendance
Over 100,000 A Treacher for Sunday
Ciiicaoo, June 24. There were two
events at the fair grounds this morning in
the way of dedication of buildings. At
10 o'clock the headquarters of the Knight
Templars was opened. The day was ap
propriate, lieing St. John's day, one that
is always honored by ' Masonry, and the
ceremonies were appropriate for the occa
sion. The headquarters are G0x5rt feet, in
the second story of the banquet hall. Each
Sir Knight who purchases a ticket for $2
KNIGHT TEMTLAns' BANQUET n.VI.L.
is entitled with his family to the use
and privileges of the headquarters while at
the fair. The conveniences consist in a
post office, telephone, parcel room, and gen
eral register of visiting Sir Knights. The
banquet hall, which is one of the last
buildings on the ground to lie completed,
is rJoxliO feet, and is located on the lagoon
just east of the Fisheries building. The
first and second floors are to be used as a
restaurant and the roof garden as a cafe.
The building can seat 1,'Jt'Hl people at a
time. The building -is of the French
renaissance style and was designed by D.
II. Bnrnham, C. B. At wood and ,M. San
dier. llayti Ioes Herself I'routl.
The little republic of llayti was the pro
prietor of the other feature. She has built
a very neat structure at Jackson park, and
at 11 o'clock this morning it was opened
to visitors, the venerable Frederick Doug
lass delivering the principal address. Hon.
Chas. A. Preston, former secretary to the
Haytien legation at Washington and
Hayti"s commissioner to the fair, was the
opening orator. Major Handy was also in
the programme. Frederick Douglass wasin
a very good humor over thenlTair.the build
ing living the representative structure at
the fair of a republic which is peopled and
governed by his own race. Before making
his speech he remarked to a reporter:
"You know there is an old song we used
to sing a long time ago. It r.m like this:
'Lord God Almighty,
All cle niggers goin' to llayti.' "
Thomas Will lie I'reaeher.
The directory did not have so much
trouble to find a clergyman to preach in
Music hall Sunday as was expected. Rev.
Dr. Thomas took a little time to think it
over, but concluded that he would accept
the invitation. President Higinliotham
and everylmdy else aliout tho administra
tion offices were delighted over Dr.
PUILT UT TI1E HAYTIEN KEPUHLIC.
Thomas' acceptance of the invitation to
preach and inauguration of the World's
fair sermons by so distinguished and so
popular a man. His sermons down town
never fail to fill the vast hall in which they
are given and doubtless his sermon at the
grounds will be heard by all the people
Festival hall will hold. He says thnt much
good will come from the services. Profes
sor Swing will also lie one who will preach
at the fair.
I'eople Who Go in on Passes.
The question of who go into the fair on
passes has In-en answered by a statement
from Chief Tucker, of the bureau of ail
missions. He says the total is 34, S75. (If
these all do not go in every day, and 29,175
are people who necessarily must have
passes, including officials and employes of
the public works dejiartment, concession
aries and employes, exhibitors and em
ployes in each of the great buildings, bu
reaus of admissions and collections and Co
lumbian guards. Then state boards and em
ployes have 1,2I0, "miscellaneous"' gets 500
ami the press 4.UI0. That is the list and it
does not look like it could lie cut much.
Another lied Ietter Day.
For the first time since the opening the
paid attendance at the fair has gone over
l(Kl,fi0 for two successive days. Thursday
there were over 127,000, and yesterday the
paid admissions were lU3,ViV.K The weather
was delightful, but rather warm. The visit
ors of the evening spent most of their
time f let ween the Electricity building and
the Administration plaza, the glittering
show in the former and the splendors of
the electric fountain and the splendid
music by the Chicago band in the latter
proving powerful attractions. Many visit
ors congregated around the new band
stands on the grassy plot east of the big
Manufactures building, where they en
joyed a good concert by Brand's Cincin
nati band and the cooling breezes from
World's Exposition Notes.
The Fourth of July will be a day to re
member and tell your grand children
The United States Submarine Diving
company's exhibit on Midway plaisance,
which has been in preparation for some
weeks, is open. A practical diver will give
daily exhibitions in twelve feet of water.
The grand opening of the American sec
tion in Liberal Arts building will occur
July 4. The building was declared com
plete in every section today and bOO invited
guests took a "trip around the world "in
the vast structure.
General Wm. S. Frost declares that he
will inarch into the grounds on Sept. 26
Odd Fellows' Day at the head of 25,000
members of the order.
Winnie Davis, the daughter of the late
hief of the Southern Confederacy, is visit
ing the Chicago exposition. .
Andy Muldoon, an oil well shooter, his
wagon and horses, were blown out of ex
istence almost literally near Coffey Sta
tion, Pa. Two hundred quarts of gly
lerine in his wagon exploded.
LeroyJPayne, a well-known Chicago liv
eryman, has made an assignment.
The engagement of Representative W.
C. P. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, and Miss
Madeline Pollard, who is now a guest of
Mrs. Blackburn at Washington, is an
nounced. A conscience contribution of fJO from an
unknown erson at St. Louis. Mo.,hasbeen
received at the treasury and placed to the
credit of "conscience."
They want a competent librarian at
Washington who can pass the usual ex
amination and besides can speak and read
four foreign languages and pass on library
economy, bibliography and literature of
agriculture. For all this congress has ap
propriated 1,8X) per year.
The Pacific bank at San Francisco has
closM, but the manager says it will resume
in a short time.
Mrs. Cleveland did not press the button
when the new lilierty bell was cast at Troy,
N. Y. There was some hitch in the ar
rangements. Frank Harney, white, of near Carnes
ville, Ga., beat his 2 yaar-old girl to death,
and after the child was dead he mashed its
head, broke its ribs and stuck his knife
into its liody repeatedly.
Professor Samuel Ilart.of Trinity college,
Hartford, Conn., has lieen chosen bishop of
Creditors of C. P. Kellogg & Co., the
Chicago clothing dealers, met at New York
ami appointed a committee to arrange
terms of settlement. It was announced
that the firm's assets exceeded the liabili
ties by S07.VHW.
Judge Yail. of the circuit court at De
catur.Ill., has locked up the grand jury be
cause it failed to indict the lynchers of the
negro, Samuel Bush, on June 4.
William A. Bogus was a Georgia land
commissioner many years ago caught in
rascality in office. He issued fraudulent
land rights. He furnished our vernacular
with a word for everything spurious and
Congressman Cooper's mother was se
verely injured at Columbus, Ind., by a
fall. It is Seared she cannot recover.
Southern pipers say tint that the cotton
picker is a suei ess, and that in many dis
trict that commodity can now be raised
at a co.t of 21-.. cents a pounL
Sixty Kansas farmers, representing :i0,
ixki acres of improved lands Iwiught of the
Missouri. Kansas and Texas railway and
affected by the government suit to forfeit
the company's grant, have met at Abilene
::nd engnged counsel to defend their inter
ests. Should their land titles lie lost it will
sweep away the saving.- of twenty years
for most of them.
Veteran Interested in This.
lNrl.NAPoi.ls, June 24. The work of
providing accommodations for the mem
bers of the G. A. Ii. when the encampment
meets here in September is a great proli-h-m.
ami for that reason the management
asks that all who desire to secure quarters
should send in their applications at once
to the 'Yx-cutive direetor." It is expected
that the attendance will lie 40 tier cent.
larger than ever before.
w l'rcident for the "Q."
Chioa;o, .Tune 21. President T. F.
(lakes, of the Northern Pacific, has been
oilered and will prolmbly accept the presi
dency of the Chicago, Burlington and
The Covlo;. Pass Through Iowa falls.
Iow.v FALI.S. I.i., June 24 Berry was
the first of the cowlioy racers to reach this
place. Gillespie and Stephenson arrived
l iter. Jones also arrived. His horses were
in excellent condition and it is lielieved
that he will soon avert. ike the leaders.
Killed by a Falling Scaffold.
Peohia, 111., June 24. A scaffolding
upon the fourth lloor of the warehouse ol
the Peoria Grape Sugar works, recently
destroyed by tire, gave away and one man,
Henry Harms, was killed and five others
received slight injuries.
Domestic Machine Works to Start.
Newark, N. J., June 24. The entire
works of the Domestic Machine company
will lie started on Monday. Receiver Kirk
patrick luis enough money on hand to keep
the factories going for a month at least.
Some Olvselcte Pronunciations.
My old rector, Julius Charles Hare, would
say, "Obleege me by passing the cowcum
ber," while his friend, Walter Savage Lan
dor, always called "lilacs" "laylocks" and
"violets" "vilets." I can well remember
on Advent Sunday, 1S25, being startled by
hearing the minister in St. Mary Wool
noth's church, by the Mansion house, give
out sonorously "as a lodge in a garden of
cowcumbers." "Picter" for "picture" was
not 50 years since a mark of want of edu
cation, as it would le now, while the old
pronunciation "shore." for "sewer" was
quite common. London Spectator.
Peaches Marked With Monograms.
At a large dinner iarty given in London
the peaches placed on the table bore the
monogram of their owner traced distinctly
in the velvety bloom. Letters were cut
from paper and pasted on the peaches while,
growing. When tha fruit was ripe, on re
moving this the letters were found picked
out in most delicate green, the rest of the
fruit lx'ing rosy and deep hued. Cor. Chi
LABOR. TIME, MONEY
Use it your own way.
it.! the bet:t Soap made
For ashing Machir.f- as.
WARIJOCK & RALSTON,
so'! evervwtrert ,
Please remember that our entire stock of
Dry Goods, Notions, etc., is
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By inspecting our stock you will see that
the same is well assorted and all goods are
sold at the lowest possible price. Please
give us a call.
KLUO, HASLET?, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Company. Davenport. Iov.a.
Cut in Half.
We give atfew of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pot 1. 11. 17c
Whit' granite plates. .5in .'?(
' Tin i'm-
side dishes Uio
" covered sugars l.jc
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
LEND US YOUR FEET
Just long enough to
because it weiis as n other shoe will wear, we want jou to
wear it. It is bsoiutely the che p-et thing in shoe-leather anl
there isn't ah y limit to the satisfaction tbat it gives. No matter
what you par, j ou get no better when you ger th best it is a
luxury in footwear and not ;i l igh pricrd luxury at that. It
isn't try-in t ih -se who try it. Try it.
Wrio;lit & Grceiaveilt.
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
DOLLAHS for SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 7c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
Well we're not exact y doin that; but we're letting
the pre fits g-j on all ir mm-d hats and bonnets for
laoies and children, and aie thus giving y u a dollar
in value for 75c in money. This sle is going on this
Zi.OQ Hats cut to 1 fiO
$2.50 " " $1.85
$3.00 l $2.25
$4 00 " " $3.00
$5 00 " $3.25
and all intermediate figures are proportionate re
- ft nrt ill it7
auCrd vvoria s air dpoons given away wnu on g
purchase of $3 or more.
114 West Second street Pavenport, Iowa.
Ladies' Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away
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bargains which we will
White granite bakers. . .7.
' plaMrrs . . . .
' sooHiiji napi'
is jt di-h pan
in pie tins
FAIR AND ART STORE.
give us a chance to shoe
Bat it looks as if it would be
in it soon, and the sooner vour
foot is in one of ottf "fin $:5.C0
shoes, th more fortunate it
will be. Because we know this
ehoe, we want you to know it: