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T11K AllGUWEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 18i)3.
"Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Her Silver Policy the Topic of
ITS EFFECT ON OUR OWN SITUATION.
Vie xrn Kxprensed t C'hlcaffo, Wa.hlnjrton
anil w York How It Lnoks to a Free
Silver Statesman, Some Hanker and an
Kx-Mint IHiwtor Cleveland 'ot Likely
to I"nrry That Kxtra Session Gladstone
Answers a Question.
Chicago, June 28. The silver question,
broiiKl't to eueh a commnndincc place in
finance liy the action of Imlia in stopping
the free coinatfe of silver, continues to
aiiitate the business men of Chicago.
Clinton B. Kvans, editor of The Economist,
when questioned said: "I regard the ac
tion taken by the India government as
the most important financial event of re
cent years. It forces the issue at once nnd
will compel immediate action by congress
as an imperative measure of self-defense.
It -sail enable the friends of sound cur
rency to jump to a conclusion in legisla
tion which they niiuht otherwise have
been a lorn: tin.e reaehinfj."
A l".;ink.r lio Is Not Alarmed.
J. J. Mitt-hell, president of the Illinois
Trust and Savings bank, saw no occasion
for alarm. He thought that the position
taken by India would force this govern
inent to retire from its "false" position as
a compulsory purchaser of silver. Asked
alnmt the probable eiTeet on wheat.
William Dunn, for many years one of the
lnrirest exporters of wheat on the lxvml of
trade, said he thought it would tend to
curtail shipments from India.
William T. Baker said that wheat had
cut away from silver entirely in India,
which was one of the reasons the India
government had taken the action which is
now comir.andinir attention.
What Is 1'liontcltt at Washington.
Dispatches from Washington indicate
that the action of the India government
is tlv topic ol discussion :ti:un'4 the con
Itressmen t!:ere now. Hejivsntative
Ahh-rsi.n, of H'rst Virginia, said the ac
tion of the I::di:i novernment frrcatly em-laiT!i-ed
the situation here, lie was a
free silver man. but he Iwlieved the condi
tions at this time would have to lc con
sidered in r.tiy legislation on the subject;
that wo cc-tild not legislate on the condi
tions of ten or twelve years auo anil that
conjirt-ss would have to act in accordance
with things as they find them nnd not up
on theories, l'epresontat ive Mtredith, of
Viriiinin. said matters were complicated
for the silver men.
Oivcs Free Coiners Mtrre Trouble.
"This action on the part of the govern
ment of India." said Mr. Boatner, of Ixiuisi
ana. "throws a good many more difficulties
in the way of free coinage. I have no doubt
that had not this len brought alwmt Mr.
Cleveland would, during the next session
of congress, have had a free coinage bill
present eI to him for his sanction or his
veto. 1 1 cannot tell, and no one can as yet,
I think, how much the demonetization of
silver in India will affect this situation."
' ' ' Hnrryinft the Eltr Session.
,. Another Washington dispatch says that
one effect of the action of the government of
. Judia-bas been to renew the demand for an
early session of congress, and this view of
the situation was presented to Secretary
Caniisle by many of his congressional
calfers and by numerous telegrams from
all iections of" the country. Before going
to the cabinet meeting Secretary Carlisle
received a cablegram from London an
nouncing a further decline in the price of
silver to thirty-five pence. At this pric
the silver dollar is worth fifty-eight and
. . three-fourtb cents. lne president at tne
cabinet meeting, however, did not inti
mate that be would change his plans in
regard to the extra session.
Carlisle Refuses to Talk.
Secretary Carlisle, in response to a re
quest by the United Press to express his
riews on the financial situation as affected
by the action of India on silver, politely
declined, saying that under the circum
stances he had no views or publication,
and did not care to indulge in speculation
as to future effects.
SOME OTHER PEOPLE'S VIEWS.
Krw York Men Kxnress Themselves on the
Telegrams from New York give opinions
of a number of prominent men, including
President Andrews, of Brown university,
one of the American delegates to the mon
etary conference. lie said thnt the action
would bring little or no relief to the situa
tion in England. It would give stability
to India money, but leave the same condi
tion lis now existed in the United States
a difference between the bullion and coin
ing value of silver. The action he thought
would be fortunate for this country.
Silver would drop in price until England
would Ik." forced to take concerted action
with, other countries.
Henry W. Cannon, of the Chase Nation
al liank, also a delegate to Brussels,
said the importance of the action could
not lie over estimated. It left America
and Mexico alone in the purchase of sil
ver anil made it impossible for us to con
tinue thnt iiolicy. We must stop, and our
Btoppuge would bring the other nations to
terms when the place of silver as a money
metal would be soon settled.
Joseph C. Ilendrix, of the "National
Union bank, says: "The supersaturation
of our currency with silver, in the face of
the preference of civilized nations for
gold, is fastliecoming a historical absurdi
ty." Edward O.'ljwch. who was director of
the United States mint when the Brussels
conference was held, attended the meet
ings of that body in ah advisory capacity.
In an interview Leech said: "Silver, as is
well known, is the only legal tender money
in British India. It is estimated that there
is in circulation about 4,000.000,000 in
India. It forms about the entire circula
tion medium of the country. Gold is not
legal tender in India.
-mala nas always been tne silver sink or
the world, the natural receptacle of all sil
ver surplus for which there is no actual
demand. India alsorbs in coinage more
Silver than any other country in the world,
about 0,(XH),00 annually. This fact
will give ouie idea of the tremendous ef
fect the closing of the India mints to sil
ver coinage will have upon the price of the
William P. St. John, president of the
Mercantile bank, said: "Every trade in the
commercial world of Continental Europe
is England's debtor annually for a gross
sum which ranges between t7o,000,0!i0 and
tlH),,0 0. Europe's settlements have
been made in British consul bills and ship
ments of silver bullion for the remainder.
These silver shipments have ranged be
tween Stto.OOO.OOe and f 100,000,000 a year. If
gold is henceforth fo take the place of sil
ver in these settlements the commercial
world may as well prepare at once for such
a currency question as has never yet en
The ;. O. M. Might Think Tills Over.
LoNimx, June 2S. In the commons
Gladstone was asked whether now that
the rupee had lieen raised in value compen
sation would 1h given those who hail made
contracts to pay Ua lower value rupee.
Gladstone said he was net aware that such
compensation had ever lven the "usage,"
and did not see how it could be of benefit.
NORDHCFF ON THE ANNEXERS.
lie Handles the Honolulu ;ovi-rimcnt
Xkw York, June "Js. Charles XordholT,
the New York Herald correspondent at
Honolulu, who was threatened with arrest
on charges of criminal libel by the pro
visional government of Hawaii, continues
his attacks on the Hawaiian provisional
government in The Herald. He say:: the
end of the humbug government, as he calls
it, is in sight. He ridicules the govern
ment, declaring that the palace grounds
are surrounded by a heavy iron fence, that
sandbag defenses have been raised to the
The palace yard, he says, is filled with
Gatling guns and small arms, as thouga
an invading a, -my was expected, while the
fact is the royal i-ts do nut posses one gun
or a pound of powder. Desertions from
the Anexation club, he says, are an
nounced daily. Nordhoff dccknvs that
new insults are offered the queen daily,
officers being sent to her resilience to peep
over the fences anil into the windows to
scare her and her attendants. The queen,
he solemnly declares, has been warned not
to ride out after nightfall, as a plot has
lcen hatched to assassinate her.
CURIOUS CASE OF PARDON.
The lleneflciarv Convicted, hut Never In
SriilWFlELn, Ills.. June 2S. Frederick
Aholt., who was convicted of forgery in
Macon county in lsST, has leen pardoned
bv Governor Altgeld, Aholtz' case is a re
markable one. He claimed to 1m? the victim
of a conspiracy and the people of Macon
county never liclieved him guilty. Hewj.s
allowed to escape after his conviction and
never went to the penitentiary, and al
though he authorities have alwavs
known of his wherealouts no effort was
ever made to arrest him.
Having obtained evidence against some
of the conspirators against him Aholtz de
sired to return to Macon county and insti
tute suit against them. He dared not re
turn, however, while the sentence of the
court was hanging over him, and he ap
plied for a pardon.
The "Snapper's" I'lan of Hevenjre.
New York, June 28. "Snapper" Ed
Garrison proposes to "get even" with J. E.
dishing, owner of Boundless, the winner
of the American Derby. Boundless is en
tered in the Realization stakes at Sbeeps-
head Bay. Garrison, it is said, was offered
17,000 to ride him in this stake which he
refused. He will ride St. Leonards who,
he thinks, can beat Boundless. Garrison
feels very sore over the $1,000 he received
for riding Boundless in the Derby.
Rendered a Technical Verdict.
Pittsburg, June 28, The jury in the
case of Robert McClure, the ex-agent of
the Law and Order society charged with
embezzlement in failing to turn over to
the proper authorities money collected
under the special Sunday law of 1S55, ren
dered a verdict of acquittal, but ordered
that McClure pay all the costs of the trial.
It is understood that the verdict was ren
dered on technical grounds, that McClure
will be rearrested at once and retried.
Horrible Crime of a Mexiean Mother.
CITY of Mkxico, Jnne 28. Anita San
chez has leen arrested at Piedra Groda,
charged with a terrible crime. She le
rame angry at her 8-year-old daughter and
forced her into a large baker's oven. The
inhuman woman then lighted a fire and
the child was roasted to death. She con
fessed having committed the crime and
will receive a life sentence, as the law does
not provide the death penalty.
National t.iime Record.
CHICAGO, June as. Following are the
scores reported from the League base ball
diamonds: At Pittsburg Philadelphia 0,
Pittsburg 8; at Cincinnati New York 4,
Cincinnati ii: at Cleveland ashington Si,
Cleveland 13; at St. Louis Baltimore 10,
St. Iouis C; at Chicago Brooklyn 14,
Chicago 13; at Ixuisvill Boston 5, Louis
World's fair inter-collegiate tournament
Wisconsin University 14, Vanderbilt
Quite a Commonplace f.vent.
Ottawa, Ohio, June 28. A terrible
tragedy was enacted a few miles west of
this city in whk a husband in a fit of
frenzy shot his wife and then fired a fatal
shot into, his own brain, dying almost in
stantly. His name was Jacob L. Lyons.
Being of a very nervous temperament Ly
ons was easily excited. He and his wife
had a dispute over a trivial matter. He
flew into a passion and shot her, then
turning the gun upon himself. His wife
is still alive but it is thought will not recover.
Headed by a Sontag, Break
0 for Liberty.
DEADLY FIGHT AT A PENITENTIARY
Ceo: Sontag Lends the Attempt and Gets
Some, Lead In Him That Will Probably
Knd His Career Three Other if the
Convicts Killed and Others Wotin-led
A Half Hour or Sharp Shooting.
Folpom, Cal., June 2?. George Sontag,
the train robber whose brother is badly
wounded at Fresno and who is himself in
Folsom prison for life, headed a desperate
break of convicts, which resulted in his
own dangerous wounding, the death 'of
three convicts and the wounding of three
others. At Kolsom most of the prisoners
are employed outside the grounds in
quarrying stone for San Francisco street
pavements. They are watched by picked
guards, who are all dead shot s with Win
chesters. Kan Off with n Lieutenant.
A gang of convicts was at work in the
upier stone quarry, wnen suddenly George
Sontag. a life-termer; Uussell Williams,
Ben Williams, and Charlie Abbot and a
ten-year convict, Dalton, seized Frank Bri
are, lieutenant of the guard, put a pistol to
his head and started together to run up the
hill. Before reaching the top it was devel
oped that they had two Winchesters nnd an
additional revolver, which had leen con
cealed among the rocks. Up to this time
the guards had been unable to shoot, as
Briare was in the grasp of the convicts.
Terrific Fight for Half an Hour.
Just before reaching the summit, Briaro
jerked away and the guards opened fire
from all directions. The convicts took to
the rocks, concealed themselves as lest
they could and returned the lire as rapidly
as possible. The regular guard was soon re
inforced by reserves from the prison and a
terrific fight took place which lasted fully
half an hoiir.duringnll of which time shots
were fired indiscriminately from (ratlins
guns. Winchester rilles and revolvers as
rapidly; as triggers could be pulled. At
the end of alwuit thirty minutes one of the
convicts held his hat on a rille as a token
Three of the Prisoners An Iead.
Warden Anil and a few guards. ulvanced
to the convicts' stronghold, where they
found Williams, Wilson mid Dalton
stretched dead on the ground. Sontag
was Imdly wounded by three or four
bullets. He had one bad shot through the
body nnd two through .the thigh. Ablxitt
was groaning with a broken leg. At the
lieginning of the fight two prisoners were
wounded, but were immediately carried
into the prison. None of the prisoners es
caped, nor were any of the guards in
iured. Warden Anil speaks in the highest
terms of the bravery displayed by the
The AYanlcii ll:ul lleen IV paring.
The break was u.it unexve tc !. For
more t han three months t he warden feared
this. 'and had been quiet ly piv; ..r!:m far it.
About three months ago the w.n ! n re
ceived reliable information th::t .v.ans,
John Sontag. and their fiiemls -.y.-ie :oout
to make an attempt to c.irr t':- ;ri-in hy
storm and teltase (Jtorge i:."i.r. With
out m. iking any Ium :;Kmt it several
picked men from various parts of the state
were sent for an 1 p! n e.l in responsible po
sitions. New gun.s and pwt ois were dis
tributed, and in fact everything was put in
onler for a desperate light. Soquictly was
this done that neither the guards nor con
victs suspected that ati thii'.' unusual was
about to happen.
DEATH IN THE I'LAMES.
Natives of the island of Mindoro, of the
Phillipine group, rebelled against the
Spanish and attacked a fort. The garrison
repulsed the attack, killing eighty-seven
and wounding 300.
No lives were lost by the collapse of the
Tremont House at Fort Scott, Kan., and
but three persons were seriously injured.
They are: Miss Euzie Colwell, Kincaide,
Kan.; Miss Ida Morgan, and Miss Louise
F. T. Day, the Milwaukee banker who
disappeared so mysteriously last week, has
leeti fouml at Chattanooga bro'ieu down
from indulgence in liquor and on the verge
of delirium tremens.
Twenty-two officers and 338 men lost
their lives by the sinking of the British
battleship Victoria off Tripoli. The saved
were twenty-six officers and 201 men.
The report of the death at Bournemouth
of Dr. Cornelius Herz, of Panama scandal
notoriety, was premature. His condition,
however, is hojieless.
A Spaniard who arrived in Monte Carlo
from New York killed himself after hav
ing lost 100,000 in gambling.
Hev. Dr. Charles A. Hay, professor of
Greek, at the theological seminary at Get
tysburg is dead, aged Til.
A receiver has len appointed for the
Sioux City, la., cable road.
Iu South Carolina, after July 1, all sa
loons must go out of business, the state
dispensary system undertaking to supply
liquors to the extent needed.
As a result of the Presbyterian troubles
the famous old Lane seminary at Cincin
nati, Ohio, may he-abandoned entirely.
The New York Central and Hudson
Ixiver railroad has agreed to pay Mrs.
Homer K. Baldwin i50,000 in settlement
for the injuries she received in the railway
disaster at Hastings, N. Y., Christmas
Eve, 1SIU. Ik-fore the' accident she was a
beautiful woman and now she is shocking
Chicago cyclists are crowing because II.
H. Wylie, of the Lincoln club, hns broken
the record from New York to the Windy
City, his time ln-iug 10 days 3 hours and 40
The Illinois Fuel company, of Chicago,
has confessed judgment on 7. It has
assets of S15il,OiKl against liabilities of ?1W,
ooo. I'atti is now at Craig-y-Nos Castle study
ing the new opera by Signor Pizzi which
she will produce during her 'steenth fare
well tour of the United States next winter.
' Was what a witty womsn cal'ed tliit p rioil f
life which all mid He-aged pss through, nnd ili:r
Inn which so rainy room to think they must' stif
i fer that nature intended it Tie- same lady
I added : "If you don't he'ieve hi 'noimir.'s "fi'ei
! fire.' there is one ha 'dot which will effectually
I defeat it Dr. Pierce Favorl'e Pr scrip ion."'
Thi is true, l et only at the pericd of middle
life, hut at all ajres when w.iui Mi fiiffer fr.un
uterine diseases, pfiliful irregularities. In'lsm-
mation, ulceration or uro'uo-us, the Favorite
! Prescription'" fo strengthen the weak or il s
; eased orcan and enriches the blood, 'hut yc:.rs
J o he alt i an il enjoyment are aided to life.
A Mother and Three C hildren Lowe Their
Lives -1 Saginaw.
SAtilNAW, Mich., June " A fire, insig
nificant in its financial loss, has wiped out
an entire family, with a single exoeption,
here. Catherine Neumann and four
children occuiued a small two-story frame
building at 12? North Jefferson avenue,
withir. a stone's throw of the business part
of the city. Mrs. Neuman was a widow
and with her elder daughter carried on a
millinery store on the ground floor, and
the family resided in the second story.
The Are originated in the store and had
gained such headway that the exit of the
family was cut off by the time the alarm
was turned in. The fire department
responded quickly. Ladders were put up
and the inmates taken out. but not until
Mrs. Neuman was fatally burned and
three of her children smothered by the
smoke and flames.
The victims are: Tilda Neuman, aged 20
years; Lena Neuman, aged 15; Frank Neu
man, aged 1". ' Mrs. Catherine Neuman
was taken to &t. Mary's hospital. She is
terribly burned about the head and face
and will die.
The only person in the building saved
was (Alma Neuman, aged 17, who was
taken out, having sustained only slight in
juries. The financial loss will not exceed
?5,000, and is partially covered by insur
ance. Might Have Occurred la Omaha.
DlKAXGO, Mexico, June 23. J. II. Todd,
a prominent American contractor of this
city, while taking a morning horseback
ride, accompanied by Miss Laura Moore,
was stopped by five bandits on the edge of
the city. Miss Moore attempted to escape,
but was overtaken. Mr. Tcxld was severely
beaten over the head and robliedofhis
horse and a considerable sum of money.
Miss Moore was also robled of her horse
and valuable jewelry.
He M as I.ead at His Post.
Chestf.u, Pa., June 28. The fireman of a
fast freight train on the Philadelphia, Wil
mington and .Baltimore railroad observed
that the engineer did not slack tip in
rounding the curve near here, and clam
bered up into the cab to see what the
trouble was. He made the startling dis
covery that the engineer, Ebenezer Craig,
was dead at his post.
'ew fork Republican Club.
New Yobk, June 28. The sixth annual
convention of the New York State League
of Republican Clubs has been held here.
President McAlpin in the chair. lie deliv
ered a long speech in which5 he urged the
league to work vigorously to rescue the
state from the Democracy. The atten
dance was large.
Jack the Ripper Again.
Losdok, June 28. The body of a woman
belonging to the unfortunate class was
found with her throat cut in Rotherhithe,
a suburb of this city. - The wound showed
that the knife had been used from left to
right, as was the case in all murders com
mitted by "Jack the Ripper" in the White
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(Successor to II. WENDT.)
Merchant -:- Tailor,
119 Eighteenth Street.
BFit and Workmanship Guar
anteed the Best.
Cleaning and Repairing Done.
JoJb.n Volk & Co.,
Stsh Doors Blinds. Sidintj, Floorine
ivl l! Hindi of wood wore tor nnildera.
Kiabteent b St. net. Thtnt and Coortn aT
Get Out of tne Hot City
And take a trip on the Mississippi. ,
The Beautiful Steamer
will make regular Wednesday and Sunday
to different points on the river. Otto's Orchestra
of S5 Musicians will furnish concert and dance
music. Tickets 25 cents, children 15 cents: Clin
ton. Muscatine and other distant points M) cents
Steamer tinder the personal charge of Captain
McCaffrey. For charter terms addresa or call on
CHA8. T. KINDT,
Grc. Manager Burtis Opera House.
Please remember that our entire stock c
Drv Goods, Notions, etc., is
N.N N EKKK IV W v
5.V S K W W W W
N N N K W WW W
N -N N K W W W W
N N N F.K WW W W
X N N K W W v. w
X X N K WW WW
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X NX- J-.K.FR W W
By inspecting our stock you will see that
the same is well assorted and all goods are
sold at the loweit possible price. Please
give us a call.
Ki.TJ , HASLE, SOHWBNTSER
Drv (iood? (ToniT'anv. PavrTiv: ; t. I v-.
We give a few o! the bargains which we will
offer this week:
j Japaneso to:i-t 1 11. 1
i Wlii't- rr:uiit- plnlf. ;"in "
i ' ' tiin . . . ,
". sMe il i --ln's
" rovrn-'l nir:ii' . .
White irranite !:ik-r- . . 7. ,
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is in jii" tn '
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Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week Everv thing must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND AH'T s'ORf.
DriffiH & Gleim
Keeps the finest line of j.
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
DOLLARS for SEVENTY-FIVE GENTS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 75c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
Well we're not exact'y rlo.n: that; Imt we're lettitiq
the profits go on all trimmed hats and bonnets for
lacies and children, and aie thus giving yen a dollar
in value for 75c In money. This sale is going on this
2.00 Hats cut to $1 50
$2.60 " S1.85
$3.00 " " $2.25
.. - - $4.00 " " 3.oo;
$5 00 3.25
and all intermediate figures are proportionally re
duced. World's Fair rjpoons given away with everv
purchase of f 3 or more.
114 West Second 6treet Pavenport, Iowa.
Ladies Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away