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i I i: .WiUUS, MONDAY, JUL.Y 31, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Pover.
Or a Startling Lie on a Western
A MILLION AND A HAL INVOLVED. !
The Swia.llc AUt-gril To He the Iuc of
lnili te Ccrtificatm liy KniilnycH of
the Northern I'ui-iflr i.rain Klevator
Company, Wlioiu- Itlrern lv-rlnre the
I:-orl a ValM-hfuxl Ont nt Whole Cloth
Matentenii on liritli sidm.
New Ydkk, July 21. The WorM's so
cial nays tlmt n hnpe conspiracy
lins been unearthed whereby seventy-three
hanks antl hanking institutions in Xew
EiiKlanii were victimized. The Htory is to
the effect that certain employes of the
Northern Pacific Klevator company, of
Minnesota, issued tl.SHi.nno worth of
forced duplicate certificates for (train m
storage in the uco ttry" elevators, owned
by the concern, where the inspection is
not so strict, as at the terminal elevators.
These forced certificat s were deposited
with eastern hanks as collateral. About,
fSfiO.UX) was secured in Xew England and
the balance in Xew York. Some of the
eastern holders of the paper became sus
picious and on an investigation being
made the true state of affairs came to
StorkhoMer Were nmnfonn'ieil.
The stockholders of the elevators were
dumfoumled when the farts came to their
notice and liters of settlement with the'
banks were at once made and terms of a
compromise offered. The company was
then reorganized s the I-aki! Superior
Elevator company, with Geortre Cook,
secretary of David Dows company, Xew
York, as president. The terms offered to
the banks were IV) per cent, cash, the re
mainder to lie paid in five annual pay-ment.-i.
A committee of hankers whoe
institutions held large blocks of the
I'll'VHTnr riPtitin:ifiK M'fiu onnninfad tn i"i ti
sider this proposition. It is impposible to
say exactly what course the bankers '
will pursue, as they are very loath to talk, I
and in fact they have done all in their '
power to keep the whole affair from toe '
public. ' f
"Ilnsinem I'olley" In the Way of Jntie. '
The few who do say iiythinR and they
are very few admi. that' they have been
swindled and decl.iie that" the swindlers
ought to I sent to prison. At the same
time they say that pood business policy
under present conditions forbids such se
vere action, and especially as the, stock
holders of the elevator company are ready
to make a compromise settlement. The
Northern I'acific Elevator company is now
in the hands of a receiver and the frauds
of its employes have wiped it out of exist
ence. Among the Xew England banks
swindled are nearly all the State street In
stitutions here, which were hit heavily;
banks at Portland, Me., and various banks
in the towns about Boston.
DECLARE THE ABOVE A LIE.
The Whole Story Stigmatised aji a Mulhat
tontsm. DuiXTH, July 31. Gorge C. Spencer,
president of th 'Lake Superior Elevator
company, and 'Colonel Graves, formerly
pre ident of the same company and a di
rector of the Northern Pacific Elevator
company, deny in every detail the story
sent ont from New York that Xew Eng
land and Xew York banks have been vic
timized by forged certificates issued by the
Northern Pacific company. "There is ab
solutely no truth in the story," said Mr.
Spencer. "There has been no over-issue of
certificates and no use of forged certifi
cates as collateral in Xew York or any
"The only possible foundation for the
story is the fact that a plan for the reor
ganization of the company is under con
sideration under which the debts of the
Northern Pacific company will be taken
up, and Mr. Kellogg, of St. Paul, attorney
for the company, has j"st returned from
Boston where he submitted the plan to
the banks that, are creditors of the North
ern Pacific company. The scheme for re
nrimnization has been accented and it is
practically assured." j
coionei u raves sum: it is a sensation
al story without any foundation of truth.
Xo forged certificates were ever issued
or used for collateral. The Xorthern Pa
cific company met with losses, but there
was nothing fraudulent in the matter."
A I'rof-psft by Which the fcrlp I Skinned nf
A lion t I.OO0.OO(.
Chicago, July 31. The Erie railway for
nlHiut the sixth time is in the hands of a
receiver and the process by which it has
rearhed that condition is locked up in the
breasts of those who got the money. In"
the vocabulary of the "street" the'rnadhns
been manipulated ont of $10,(100,000, and
the re eiver has nothing hut a shell to
look after. Up to Septenilwr, ls'.ll, the
surplus of the road had reached the total
of ove W.SfH.O1). Lost year was a very
profitable one for the road, but in spite of
that fact a floating debt was contracted of
fci.OOO.ooO, so that the total boodle secured
by the manipulators is as stated above,
$1 6,000.1 XO.
The liabilities of the road are f 162,000,
000 and 551 miles of road is the total
security for the liabilities, making a
. burden of t'JS4,000 on each mile of the road.
What the bondholders now are anxiously
inquiring is: "'Where is that enormous
sum of money gone, Who got it and
howf" The $16,000,000 that has disap
peared is alleged in the statement accom
panying the application for receivers to
be due for "accrued interest, pay roll,
supplies and other debU." A committee
of English bondholders is engaged in in
vestigating the details and attempting to
discover "where the' money is rt."
Missouri has put up the bars against
unemployed workmen and will not admit
them inside its borders.
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
DID NOT PAY THE EXPENSES.
Begirarly AtVndanre at the World's Fair
CnfCAGO, .'uly 3'. Whatever may he
said of the fa.lure of other Sundays at the
fair when tna directc ry opened the gates
of its own accord, th i failure was greater
yesterday when the 'ntes were ojK-ned at
the dictum of 'a court. ' Only IV"" paid
their way in yestetiiay. As the exjieuses
connected with keep ng the fair open are
about $15,000 a day it will be seen that the
directory is about dk out of pocket by
yesterday's experii-n-e. Saturday was an
ideal day, but there were only '.Kl.Too pay
The exhibitors are 'kicking" daily about
the attendance and the strangest of it is
that they are finding fault with the direc
tory for what has heretofore lx-en ac
counted to them as a credit. There was a
conference Satnrday between the exhibi
tors' association an I Director General
Davis, in which Mt jor Pangborn, chair-
THK LAKE A COrXTEfJ ATTKACTIOX, TOO.
man of the association found fault with
the beauty of the bui. dings, with the Mid
way attractions and various other things
for keeping the visitors ont of the build
ings. The fact is that the show is so large
that 300,00 visitors a day would not be a
Director General D ivis replied, trying
to soothe the rufiled spirit of the major,
but the most interesting thing he said was
that if the fair paid its debts it was the
most that was expe ;ted, and that the
railways were not doing as much for the
fair as they frequently did for an ordinary
The mechanical eni.-ineers of the world
are at the fair todi y. They have the
boards in part at the Art Institute this
week, open.ng today. Distinguished men
in thatllne and in ait and a.chiteeture
from all parts of the w orld are present.
The American Association for the Ad
vancement of Physical Education haste
gnn its meetings,
HORRIBLE STREET CAR ACCIDENT.
A Woman Impaled on the Lever of a
I 8 InRlngrBrldge.
ClflCAGO, July 31. As a street car went
on the Harrison street bridge the bridge
shook and swayed, aid the lever that is
used in tightening the bridge in place
swung round and struck Miss Xellie Rior
dan, of 14 Seldon street, in the groin, pass
ing through her body and making a hole
in the back of the seat. When those
present ran to her aid t hey were horrified
by the fearful sight presented by the im
paled woman. Blood was pouring from
the wound in the side and flowing on the
floor of the car. A I hysician who was
summoned from a house nearby said the
woman would bleed to death if the lever
was withdrawn from her body.
A saw was procured and the lever was
sawed off two feet from Miss Riordan's
body. The woman, wi :h a portion of the
lever still penetrating her body, was con
veyed to the county hospital. The attend
ing physician said she would probably
bleed to death as soon as the piece of lever
was removed. A priest and her friends
were sent for and n storutives were ap
plied. Miss Riordan regained conscious
ness and was told that she would probably
soon die. She took a farewell of her
friends after the pries: had given her ab
solution. The hospital surgeons then le
moved the piece of the lever from her
body, after which she sank rapidly and in
a few minutes died from loss of blood.
Miss Maggie Casey, Miss Annie Dexter
and Mrs. Maggie Ashcroft were seriously
injured, but will prolia ly recover.
After Twenty Years a It inri Thieft Is Fixed
on the I'erpetrator.
Chicago, July 31. Twenty years ago
Morton Reed, a printer then employed by
a Cincinnati printing house, was given
charge of an issue of bonds, each of the de
nomination of 1,0C0 being printed, for the
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Indianapolis rail
road. It is suid that when they wen
finished Reed stole one of them, all com
plete except the signati.re of the president
of the company and the numlers of the
coupon. Years of sear h failed to locate
the missing security tin it recent ly when a
request was made on the New York ofiice
by letter thnt an enclosed coupon calling
lor 15 interest lie cashed and the money
sent to M. D. Young, Chicago, care of S.
Suspicion was arous d by the coupon
number being printed i i blue, whereas the
genuine ones were priir ed in red. Local
officers by means of a d -coy letter discov
ered that M. Di Young was S. A. Brewer
and locked the latter up, and on confession
of his wife, it is understood, the fact was
unearthed that Reed ha 1 the original bond
and he was also arrested. Both men are
charged with forgery and counterfeiting.
The bond is now worth $3,500 and forty
one coupons are missing, having been paid.
Reed will be taken to Cincinnati to stand
trial for stealing the boi d.
.. at mase war en Tramps.
LIMA, O., July 31. The railroads cen
tering here have been bo .hered and robbed
to such an extent by tn mps that the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton and . Dayton company
has resorted to extreme measures to get
rid of them, and now every trainman is
Instructed to carry a loudeu revolver and
to use it if necessary.
WHIM OF A WOMAN
Curious Story That Comes from
CAPRICE OF AN OUTRAGED 7TTE.
She Works with Phenomenal Persistence
to Secure a Pardon for Her Convict
Ilnsband Who Shot Her, Succeeds and on
Handing- Him the Document Tells Him
She Never Want to See Him Again.
PoiiTLAXD, Ore., July 31. W. W. Ward,
who was sentenced t three years and four
months in the penitentiary for attempting
to kill his wife, has been granted full par
don by Governor Pen noyer on the recom
mendation of the judge and jury that
tried him. Mrs. Ward has labored inces
santly to procure pardon for her husband.
She has traveled to procure testimony,
labored with the officers and courts, and
at last achieved her triumph. When she
secured pardon papers she was driven in a
hack to the prison.
She M as Done With Mr. Ward.
She handed Ward the pardon through
the bars of his cell and said with cool em
phasis: "That sets yon free, but I never
want to see your face again." She turned
almost fainting, rushed out of the prison
to the carriage aud was driven to t e sta
tion just ia time to catch the train. Ward
boarded the next train for the east. Mrs.
Ward is a fine looking woman, and jeal
ousy, wholly wi hout foundation, was the
cause of her husband's attempt to kill her.
CONFESSED TO A MURDER. .
An Illinois Lynching Party Given Away by
QnxtY, Ills.. Jn'y 31. On the night of
July J!, a whitecapping party called at
the home of Mrs. Kittie Breckenridge at
Kingston, its object being to mob Solomon
P. Bradshaw, a traveling salesman df this
place, for his alleged intimacy with the
woman. The door was locked and they
shot through it, killing Bradshaw. Since
then the coroner's jury has been investiga
ting and Edward Lutener and John Moore,
ycung men, have confessed that they were
They have implicated George W. Xa
tions, George Kistner, O. P. Buffi ngton, 1
William Bells, John D. Bowman, George
Dougherty, Daniel Bells, Alexander M.
Sims, Henry Kistner, John Totnlins and
George Callahan, all prominent men at
Kingston. The sheriff immediately went
to Kingston, arrested them all and jailed
them. The facts as they have come out
have created great excitement. Lutener
was an active Sunday school worker at
WAITE THINKS HE HAS RIGHTS.
One of Which Is That of Choosing His
Dekver, July 31. Governor Waite told
Reporter E. P. Gaston to keep out of his
office. Gaston went as usual, and was
told by the governor's secretary not to
enter the private office. He went in, took
a chair, and proceeded to ask questions.
The "old man" jumped up and rushed
him against the wall. Their loud voices
brought Acting Secretary Maltby, the
governor's nephew, and a rough-and-tumble
fight over the chairs and furniture re
sulted. The two knocked the scribe
down and sat on him until his struggles
ceased. Then they dragged him out and
threw him bodily on the tile floor cf the
Secretary Smith on Pensions.
Chicago, July 81. While Secretary
"Hoke" Smith was in the city en route to
Washington from a trip west, he referred
to the pension policy a& -follows: "The
policy of the department, so far as the
secretary is concerned, is to enforce the
law as it was enacted by congress. Xo
pensioner who has once proven his claim
will be asked to do so again." To allow a
pension without regard to whether the ap
plicant can earn a living was, he said, a
clear viol tion of theimw of 1S90. and the
department was simply going to enforce
that law as passed.
The Vice President at Spokane.
Spokane, Wash., July 8l. Vice Presi
dent Stevenson and party have arrived
here on special train. Carriages were in
waiting and the distinguished party was
shown the sights of the city, after which
they were banqueted at the hotel. In the
evening the vice president addressed avast
crowd of people from a grand stand in
front of the hotel, which was followed by
a public reception in the hotel parlors.
Tennis Championship Settled.
Chicago, July 31. The lawn tennis
champions for the coming year are Hobart
and Hovey. On the St. George cricket
grounds they defeated Campbell and
Huntington, the champions of the United
States for 1801 and lHfi, in an exhibition
which has never before lieen witnessed in
Failure of an Illinois Itmik.
Woodstock, July 31. The Exchange
bank of G. E. Hallock & Co. at Nundn
has made an assignment. The liabilities
are placed at fJS.KW.i and the assets $1,0
Cfi3.'J)S, but it is thought that the bunk will
net 1 able to pay more than 25 cents on
Hanger Iteduces the Time Again.
Milwaukee, July 31. W. C. Sanger,
the Milwaukee wonder, celebrated his re
turn home from his world-lieating trip
abroad and at home at National, park by
clipping live seconds exactly from the
world's mile competition reccrd, which
was 2:14 4-5, held by himself.
Threw a Hull Over 135 Yards.
Al'orsTA, Ga.. July 31. A special to the
Chronicle from Macon says Larry Twitch
ell broke the world's record on a long
throw in the presence of two league clubs
and Manager Barnie, of the Louisville
club. He threw 135 yards and 2 inches.
Whitecapping Nut So Popular.
Birmingham, Ala., July 31. Xineteen
whitecappers have been sentenced to Still
water, Minn., prison for deeds committed
in Cherokee and Clebourne counties. Some
got four and others got six years, with ad
ditional fines of fr00 each.
Help Wanted at Flfleld, Wis. .
Ashland, Wis., July 31. The condition
of the five sufferers at Fifield, Wis., is ap
palling. Forty families are destitute and
have neither food nor shelter. Many are
ill from exposure. Ashland will send a car
load of provisions and bedding.
Resumption of Operations.
Bethlehem, Pa., July 31. The Bethle
hem Iron company's steel mill has re
sumed operations in full blast.
Gvorge T. Carpenter, chancellor ofJDrake
nnive-sity, diel at Des Moines.
The Xew York city savings banks have
resolved to demand legal notice .of depos
itors desiring to withdraw.
Kaiser Wilhelm is visiting the Prince of
Wheat was lower on the board of trade
at Chicago Saturday than ever before. Au
gust sold down to 56 cents a busheL Deal
era eonld not get monev.
Prince Henry stumbled in a race at
Hawthorne track. Chicago, throwing his
rider, F. Carr. injuring him perhaps fa
tally. In a case arising at Cleveland the Jrea
nry department has decided that when
Americans take fish in their own nets in
Canadian waters they must pay a duty of
thrre-fonrths of a cent a pound on all fish
taken and brought to this side.
Thomas McGladrigan was caught in the
collapse of a building at Pittsburg and
F. B. Hargreaves and Thomas Dann,
two vonng men at I.ake Bluff, Ills., camp.
pot into a row over a fair camper'and con
cluded to fight it out a la prize ring.
Kight rounds settled the fight in favor of
Secretary Smith, of the Interior depart
ment, passed through Chicago on his way
to Washington from the west where he
has been on government business, especi
ally with reference to the Indian question.
Xine weeks ago $300 worth of jewels
was stolen from the residence of J. H.
Davitt, Saginaw, Mich. Friday night
last the box containing the stolen proper
ty was found tied to the door knob
of Davitt's residence with not an article
They are talking in Denver of having
another lynching entertainment, the vic
tim this time to be President LawTence, of
the recently failed People's Savings bank.
It is reported at Paris ttiat the Behring
sea arbitiators have agreed that the Amer
ican claim to property right in the seal is
not good, but that ielagic sealing must
A man named Jenkins and two sons
have been living in the mountains pros
pecting ten miles from Denver. One of
the lovs has disappeared aud with him
t4,000 in gold.
Dr. James Cunningham, grand com
mander of the Scottish Rite Masons, is
is dead. He will be buried at Xew Or
leans. Senator Beckwith, of Wyoming, has re
signed and the governor, it is said, will
appoint A. L. Xew in bis place.
World's fair excursions at half rates
are now running over the New York
Henry Waller, a pioneer of Chicago and
well-known lawyer, is dead at River For
est, Ills. He waa years old.
Two colored roblers at Chicago "held
up" World's fair Commissioner McDon
ald, of Colorado, and robbed him of his
Eighteen hoT.ses from the Russian czar's
own stables have arrived at Xew York for
the World's fair. After tht close of the
fair the czar wants to exchange these for
American U otters.
At Clark's Siding, north of Manton,
Mich., Joseph Ashley, in a drunken rage,
snatched his own child from the hands of
his broth er and dashed its brains out
against a post.
threat Meeting or n neeimen.
CniCA(io, July SI. The World's Fair
Bicycling tournament will begin its pro
gramme a week from today, and a great
programme it will be, including races
that will settle the world's championship
and various forms of diversion for the
visiting wheelmen. Zimmerman and
Sanger will be there, as will Osmond and
Stroud, of England, and other cracks.
The prises will be watches and jewelry
and will be valuable.
statesmen Arriving at the Capital.
Washington, July 31. The advance
guard of members of the Fifty-third con
gress coming to attend the special session
which will begin a week from tomorrow,
is at the capital. It does not consist of
many of them. Representative Geary, of
California, is here and so is Senator Quay.
Geary thinks the Sherman bill will
be. repealed and a substitute passed.
Quay thinks the purchasing clause of that
act should be repealed and then congress
Do not borrow unless it is an absolute
necessity, in which case be certain to pay
back the loan promptly when you said you
RK TOU IS KEED?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent room?
Want a cervant girl
Want to Bell a farm
Want u sell a houe
Want to exchange anything
Want te ell household goods
Want to make any real estate Iran
Want to sell or trade Tor anything
Want to find customers for anything
USB THESE COLUMNS.
THK DAILTAKGl'S DELIVERED AT YOUR
door every evening for lS&c per week.
BOARDERS AS1 BOOMERS WANTED AT
1403 Second aveenc. Call niorniiif .
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Bug, Hasler, Schwentser.
Don't fail to take advantage of the
numerous bargains offered at
our store at present.
KLUG, HASLER, SCHWENTSER
Dry Goods Co., 217, 217J W. 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa.
For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduce the immense line we
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in the
1525 ana 1527
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
White granite plates, 5in 03c
" 6in 04c
" "in 05c
" side dishes 05c
' covered sugars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
July Clearing Sale
All of the above goods will be Bold at and Below
Coet to make room for the Fall stock.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
124 123 and 128
bargains which we will
White granite bakers.. .7, 10, 15. 18c
platters 9, 23,28c
" " scollop nappies 7, 9, lie
18 qt dish pans 25e
8 in pie tins ..".".".. 2c
FAIR AND ART STORK.
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