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'i I E Aita US, FIUDAY, AUGUST 4,
Highest of all in Leavening Pover. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
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TEX DAYS ENOUGH,
Springer Thinks, for Congress
to Discuss Finances.
0ATT.S, BLAND AND GEORGE TALK,
Th-i Ifpinark MWni; AililreHtu-ri to the
Fiiirtiirlnl Sit nut Ion A llij; Itimk nt St.
I'biiI Forci-ilto Suspnul by Witlitlrawnlx
of 'ab Currency Famine in the Fast
Premium OR'ereU fur Small Hills
ItiikineBK and Inriiitii:il te.
Washington, Aiiif. 4. Representative
Springer, of Illinois, clminnanof tlie ways
ami means committee in tlie last congress,
is at the capital, lie thinks congress will
not he in session for more than a week or
ten tlays in August. In that time Springer
thought the silver purchase clause of tho
Sherman act could be repealed and the
ways and means committee could be era
powc eil to draft a tariff bill forsnbmission
to congress when it reconvened, which
would be some time in October. This com
mittee. Springer s.iid, would doubtless re
port one general tariff bill, instead of a
scries of special bills. That policy had
done good service last congress, but t he
time was now at hand When the Demo
cratic party must redeem its pledges und
reform the entire tariff system.
Ontrs' View or the Silver Otirstion.
"If the president purts company with the
Chicago platform I believe his party wilt
part company with him," were the words
uttered by Kepresentatine Oates as he dis
cussed the situation. 'The Chicago plat
form, upon which he was nominated and
which the people indorsed in such thun
dering tones last November, calls for tho
repeal of the Sherman law and the main
tenance of gold mid silver as money upon
a purity. Any scheme which contemplates
the abandon me;.t of the use of silver is
antagonistic to that declaration of prin
ciples and will not be supported by the
congress that is to convene next week."
Oates looks for the rciieal of the Sherman
law with a condition that will provide for ;
tne tree coinage or stiver at aa increased
all over tue cm n try t'lTere has been such a
continual den and for bills of small de
nomination, and New York has responded
so freely to the requests of out of town
banks, that lowthe metropolis itself is
suffering from what very closely ap
proaches a cn -rency famine.
For several days money brokers have
been offering premiums of from i'i.W) to
tlOperfl.WIO lor small bills $.'0 a ud un
der ami nov the bids are advum-ed to
fi and Considerable business is
known to have been done at the.-e figures.
One firm Zi nmerman &. Forshny ad
mitted that tl.ey had bought currency in
large amoun's for customers for use iu
making up tli-a coming Saturday rolla.
A telegram from Fall Hiver. Mass., says
that the mills there Viad to scour the town
ftr small bilU, going to the saloons, res
taurants, groceries, and other business
plnces where currency might be found, and
collecting wh.tt they could. In some of
the mills they are making out small checks
in payment of their hands, with the under
standing that the grocers will honor the
JUBILATION OF THE POPULISTS.
Would Leave It With Cleveland.
Senator fSeorge has arrived from Georgia,
Upon the silver quest ion the senator reite
rates the views expressed in all his
speeches in the senate and says he is a
friend of that metal. Senatar Squire, of
Washington, takes the ground that the
president should be allowed to deal with
the silver question in his own discretion.
He bclievei that it would be good policy
for congress to pass a joint resolution per
mitting the president to suspend the ope
ration of the silver purchase section of the
Sherman law in his discretion. He also
thinks well of the inter-convertible bond
scheme suggested by Representative Tom
Johnson, of Ohio, and feels that it would
add much elasticity to the currency.
r.land Ih tin the Ground.
Bland, the champion of free coinage, has
arrived and was soon in consultation with
the members of his faith who are In the
city. He wtid the friends of silver had
agreed upon no plan of campaign other
than that they were opposed to the repeal
of the Saernian law unless they were first
given free coinnge of silver. Bland, in
speaking of the ratio, said he saw no reason
to change that now in force. So far as the
possibility of repeal was concerned he
was emphatic in his declaration that the
unconditional repeal of the purchasing act
could not be accomplished in either house.
Mct'reary Haa Some Hope.
Representative McCreary, of Kentucky,
who is a member of the international
monetary conference, speaking of the prob
ability of that conference reassembling in
Brussels in November next, said: "I have
been in correspondence with many of tho
representative men of the international
monetary conference, and am encouraged
by the reports that I hear. I cannot say
that I believe in the ultimate failure of the
conference. The action of India was not a
nurpri.se to me, lecnuse it had been pre
d i.ted. Although they are no longer to
have free and unlimited mintage of silver
iu India nothing has been done to prevent
the government from coining silver."
A SPECIMEN BANK SUSPENSION.
One That Is Characteristic of Thene Times
St. Pail. Aug. 4. The National German
American bank, of St, Paul, with a capital
of W.Cf.O.Oot), did not open its doors this
morning. .Toppph H. Iookey. president of
the institution, issued an address to the
public, in which he says: "The prolong -d
drain upon the assets, which has been
steady and unceasing for many months
past, nt period of the year when our agri
cultunl and business community are
nwnitingthe gathering of tlie crops, nnd
increasing just when the financial skies are
u;i;;.-fcnt!y brteliti-niiiir, has forced this
step upon the ollicersand directors.
This bank has felt a steady drain by its
depositors and has lost $l,Sl!,()00 since
Jihimry, while it has been impossible to
correspondingly reduce its loans at a
period of the year when every one of the
agricultural sections like ours is so largely
relying upon the maturing harvest. The
bank has sustained no serious losses of
any nature, and has ample assets to meet
all its liabilities, but when the temper of
its depositors is so unreasonable and unre
lenting no other course but a temporary
suspension is possible.
"No person will fail to see that this one
of our largest and strongest institution!
has thus been needlessly forced into a
situation which all good citizens will re
gret, solely on account of the groundless
want of confidence that appears to be at
this time a national epidemic." On July
12 th:s bank's resources were $5,488,000.
FAMINE OF CURRENCY.
Kew York People Giving Premium for
New York, Aug 4. The overshadow
ing feature of the financial situation has
come to be the scarcity of currency. From
From the Top of the ( hi-ai; Convention
They St e the Promised I.aud.
ClIlt'Atso, Aug. 4. A meeting of the
leading Populists attracted to the city
by the bimeta lie convention was held at
the Palmer House. As most of the mem
bers of the rirtyhad left for home, the
attendance was small, the most promin
ent men being Ignatius Donnelly, Judge
Fitzpatrick, Governor Waite and Kolb
of Alabama. The gathering was one for
conference only, and after a general jubila
tion that thes gns of thetimesas evidenced
in the convention pointed to a breaking up
of old party lines on the silver question,
ami as the Populist party was declared to
be iu full accord with all the principles of
the silveritjs, i he gentlemen congratulated
themselves that the drift would be towards
The sub-coinmitte9 on propaganda of
the general ways and means committee of
the bimetallic league also met at the Pal
mer House i nd formulated the plan of
campaign. T ie plan provides for the con
tinuance of th; distribution of silver doc
uments and a gem ral agitation all over
the country; the forming of sentiment
and bringing t to lienr upon congressmen
by mass met tings, trade organizations,
and in every,o .her way possible.
WESTERN RMLROAD MEN HOPEFUL.
Itokwell Miller I.ooloi for Good Times Not
Later Than October.
Chicago, Aug. 4. Western railroad
men are inclined to take a hopeful view of
the present situation. They look for good
times beginning iu September or at the
lastest in October. Said President Koswell
Miller, of the St. Paul: "Everything de
pends on the rinancial conditions. TLere
are good crops in our territory, better thau
the average, ti king all the crops together.
There is a n asonable prospect of good
prices for the crops. The jieople at large
are not poor and the couutry is in such a
state as respects its resources as will en
able it to respond with reasonable prompt
ness to improved financial conditions. I
don't mean at a bound, but steadily and
The Pennsylvania lieglm Retrenching.
PinLADELl'HlA, Aug. 4. President Rob
erts, of the Pennsylvania Railroad com
pany, has caused to be issued from the
general office t.f the company an order for
the reduction of hours of lalior in the
mechanical department from six days a
week of ten hoars a day to five days a week
of nine hours t ach. The order affects all
the shops of the Pennsylvania railroad sys
tem, including the leased and controlled
lust as Mneh Money ait Ever.
C'oi.rviU's, O., Aug. 4- In an interview
here Allen V. Thurman, who presided
over the silver convention at Chicago, said:
"There is just as much money in the coun
try as ever, or practically so. It has simply
gone into hiding. As soon as the uneasy
feeling can 1m; allayed the financial strin
gency will be r.t an end, for the money will
come out again."
DEATH AT A FETE. I abbrev.atedjelegrams
my in F.xt-t-llent Shape.
. 4. On application of the
mil creditors of tlie Amer
Trust company, of this city,
undy, of the United States
lie bank was handed back
Receiver Rainey also made
court to the effect that he
iffairs of the company in
ican Loan and
liefore Judge I
circuit court, t
to the oilicers.
a statement ii
had found the
Money ltroker at Washington in Trouble.
Washington. Aug. 4. Mr. William
Muyse, who vas formerly clerk in the
pension o'flice and latterly for quite a num
ber of years has carried on a small bank
ing and brok :rage and money-lending
busiuess, chiefly with government clerks
in this city, has suspended payment,
claiming abundant assets to meet all lia
bilities. Fifteen II uidred Men Laid On.
Detroit. Ai;g. 4. On account o; the
prevailing financial stringency over 1,5(H)
men have been laid off at the two plants of
the Michigan-iVninsular Car company.
This week a reduction of the men who are
retained became necessary, nnd each of thn
700 men now at work has had his pay cut
from 10 to 15 cents a dny.
Scarcity of Money About Over.,
New Yokk, Aug. 4. Frederick D. Tap
pen, president of the Gallatin National
bank and chairman of the clearing house
loan committee, says that the cry about a
scarcity of currency will le all over by the
end of the week, by which time the first of
the gold importations will be here.
Cottrell AVorks Reduce Force.
PUOVIDEKCE, R. I., Aug. 3. The Cot
trell Printing Press works at We-terly
have reduced t aeir force 100 men and are
running only tl ree days a week.
Balfour for Bimetalllnm.
London, Aug. 4. In a speech at the
Mansion House Balfour, the Conservative
leader, declare I in favor of bimetallism,
but not silver inflation.
Gayety in a Moment Turned to
A CLUBHOUSE BALCONY GIVES WAY
Forty Men and Women Go Down with It
and Four of Them Are Hurried Into
F.teraity Fifteen Others Get Off with
More or Less Serious Hurt, Right of
Whom Are Severely Wounded Casu
Boston, Aug. 4. A fatal accident oc- '
curred at the -boat house of the Chelsea
Yacht club on Broadway, near the bridge
over the Mystic river, which changed a
night of gayety and enjoyment to one of
mourning. Four persons are dead, while
some fifteen or more are injured to a
greater or less extent. The club was hav
ing a concert and illumination at its
quarters in honor of the ladies, many of
whom were present from Chelsea and
neighboring places. All bad proceeded
pleasantly until shortly before 9 o'clock
when one of the lalconies gave way sud
senly and most of its occupants were
thrown to the pier or float below in inde
Crowded Out on the linlcony.
No one is known to have been" drowned,
although it is possible that some may have
fallen from the float into the water and
been lost. The balcony gave way near the
center, the bottom sloping in either direc
tion and slightly outward, forming a sort
of chute through which nearly forty of
the occupants were precipitated to the
floor, some thirty-five feet below. The
band had just stopped playing and the sig
nal had been given from the commodore's
flagship to illuminate. Every one was
anxious to see the spectacle and the 175
or 200 people on the upper floor of the
house crowded out upon or toward the
upper balcony. The weight was too much
for the weak supports of the balcony and
they gave way with a crash.
Ieath of the Hand Leader.
J. P. Warren, the band leader, was the
first one to fall, and he was instantly
killed, striking on his head. Then, as de
fcribed by an eyewitness, the flooring
boards kept gradually giving way, and
one after another shrieking men and
women were precipitated through tho
ragged opening. The scenes were inde
scribable, and everything was in terrible
confusion. One man alone was in the
lower balcony, but managed to keep e'ear
of the mass of falling humanity, and es
caped uninjured. A cry of fire was raised,
and an alarm sounded from the nearest
box, summoning the fire department, the
members of which did excellent work ia
caring for the dead and injured.
Piled in a Struggling Mass.
Nearly two score people were thrown
from the balcony by the accident nnd
piled in a struggling and confused mass
on the float. Many believed their injuries
to be far more so, ious than they proved to
lie later, and it was a long time before it
could be definitely ascertained how many
were killed. The list as finally made up
contains four names. Three or four of the
injured are seriously hurt, while the re
mainder have only bruises and flesh
Keeord of the Casualties.
The list of casualties is as follows: Killed
J. P. Warren, band leader, 139 Pearl
street, Chelsea; A. L. Pemberton, musician,
Belmont street, Melrose; Mrs. August P.
Schuman, 11 George street, Chelsea; Mrs.
A. P, I'utnam, Chelsea.
Those most severely injured Mrs. Mary
Van Voorst, of llevere, badly bruised
about the body; Miss Sadie Davis, Chel
Bea, depressed fracture of the skull; Mrs,
F. J. Lynde, Chelsea, badly wrenched and
bruised; Thomas Mitten, musician, Cam
bridge, compound fracture of the arm;
Miss Eva Winott, badly bruised about the
body; Charles H. Foye, of Chelsea, leg
sprained and face badly bruised; Miss An
nie Farley, Chelsea, feet crushed; James
McCarthy, internal injuries. The more
serioubly injured were taken to the hos
pital, while many were able to go to their
BOLD ATTEMPT TO ROB A BANK.
The Cashier Iodge and "Hollers'
Saves the Money.
DULfTH, Minn., Aug. 4. A bold attempt
was made by an unknown man to rob the
ft. Louis County bank. He went into the
bank and saw a package containing $10,000
inside the screen. Going out he hired a
horse, rode back to the bank, and going in
found the cashier alone. The rohlicr wrote
a demand for the money and passed it
through the window to the cashier, at the
same time displaying a "gun."'
The cashier dropped down behind the
counter and by crying for help frightened
the amateur lunik robber so that he gave
up the attempt and rode away. Chase was
made by volunteers well mounted, but
thev were unable to catch the robber cr
hud any clue.
Doings of the Postal Clerks.
St. Paul, Aug. 4. At the second busi
ness session of the Railway Postal Clerks
convention William Blackmore, of the
Ninth division, was elected president for
the ensuing year; J. C. Wallace, Sixth di
vision, sec etary and treasurer. Reports
were the order of the day, but they were
unimportant. A committee on resolu
tion was appointed, and the rest pfthe
duy was devoted to amusements, includ
ing a trip to the lakes, a banquet and a
Dill One Good Job with His Itazor.
CAItltol.LTtiN, Ills., Aug. 4. Douglass A.
Davis, a young farmer living iu the east
ern part of this county, quarrelled with
his wife and followed her to the residence
of David Clark near by, where he assault
ed her with a razor, inflicting six serious
wounds on her body, after which he drew
the weapon across his own throat, Bever
iug the jugular vein. Mrs Davis will
liogua -World's Fair Tickets.
New York, Aug. 4. It has been learned
that extensive frauds have been perpe
trated on the railroad companies by the
issue of bogus f.World's fair tickets.
Agents all over tlie west have been duly
notified. The alleged guilty person has
been arrested in St. Louis.
California Gold Mines.
Washington, Aug. 4. The amount of
gold which the mines of California have
turned out during the last sixty days of
business depression is close upon 14,000,000.
The President Leaves Buzzard's Bay.
Buzzard's Bay, Aug. 4. The president
has left his summer home for the national
Charles H. Jones, late editor-in-chief of
the St. Louis Republic, has assumed charge
of the New York World as the personal
representative of Joseph Pulitzer, The
A boiler explosion at Camp Creek, near
Waverly, O., killed two brothers named
Wolfe and John Alexander, and blew off
the arm of 'Squire Wallace. Water too
Bank Examiner Lynch, who has been
looking into the condition of the National
Bank of Wisconsin, at Milwaukee, reports
that the concern is solvent.
The Commercial bank of Stevens Point,
Wis., has failed. Assets, 200,000; liabili
Felix Poole was lynched in Ohio county,
Ky., for an assault committed on a 13-year-old
Louis A. Scott, a Kane county, Ills.,
farmer, went to Chicago with his wife to
visit the fair. He has disappeared and the
police are searching for him.
Charles C. Phillips, a well-known fire
insurance broker of Chicago, committed
suicide by turning on the gas. Despond
ency owing to financial troubles. x
Lazarus Silverman, a Chicago private
banker, has suspended. His assets are
largely in excess of his liabilities.
William Wachter, a farmer of Mount
Forest, Ills., was seriously bhot by two
robbers who attacked him at the corner of
Archer and Reese avenues, Chicago. The
shot scared the horses and they ran away,
throwing the robbers out of the wagon
and they got no money.
Seven churches at Ashland, Kan., have
adopted the fusion plau and are now one.
Miss Clara Irene Finn, of Chicago, was
married at Milwaukee to Maneckji Shuri
argi, official representatis-e at the World's
fair of Bombay exhibitors.
The state of Nebraska's claim to a
deposit of some f23o,000 in the now de
funct Capital National bank at Lincoln is
ignored by the receiver, and the state will
get a share of the receiver's dividend only
after a lawsuit.
Two Americans were naturalized in
England last year.
A glut of medical students affects Paris.
So many young men are adopting the
profession of medicine that the authorities
seriously contemplate limiting the yearly
number of students.
James M. Hillyer, a freight agent of the
Iowa Central railroad at Mason City, has
Bourke Cockran denies the report that
he has left the Tammany organization.
The Languedac ship canal in France, by
a short passage of 14S miles, saves a sea
voyage of 2,000 miles by the Straits of Gib
raltar. Navahoe Not a Good Sea Boat.
London, Aug. 4. The yacht race for
the town prize took place off the Isle of
Wight. The wind was blowing a stiff gale,
which proved altogether too much for the
American yacht Navahoe, which was en
tered for the race. The yacht became un
manageable and nearly capsized. She had
to withdraw from the racB with her main
Comes to Save the Fair.
ClllCAGO,Aug. 4. Citizen George Fran
cis Train has arrived in the city, and im
mediately repaired to tho Revere Hvuse,
which he will make his headquarters dur
ing a stay of three weeks. To a reporter
he said: "Come to save the fair to save
Chicago to save the republic to save the
A Carnegie riant Shuts Down.
Bkaveii Falls, Pa., Aug. 4. Word was
received from Pittsburg by officials of the
Carnegie steel plant in this place to dis
charge all employes here except six watch
men. Tins shut down is to be for an indefi
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Assignment at Baraboo.
Bauahoo, Wis., Aug. 4. The Baraboo
Savings bank has made an assignment.
tor Consumption is w hat you
are offering, if vour blooil is
impure. Consumption is simp
ly Lung Scrofula. A scrofu
lous condition, with a slight
rough or cold, is oil that it
neei.s to develop it.
Hut just, as it depends upon
the blood for its origin, so it
depends upon the blood for
its cure. The surest remedy
for Scrofula in everv form,
the must effective blood-cleanser,
flesh-builder, and strength
restorer that's known to medi
cal science, is Doctor Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery.
For Consumption in all its
earlier stages, and for Weak
Lungs, Asthma. Severe Comrhs.
nnd all Bronchial, Throat, and Lung affec
tions, that is the only remedy so unfailing
that it can bo tjnamnterd. "if it doesn't
benefit or cure, you have your money back.
No matter how long you've had Catarrh,
or how severe, Dr. Safe's Remedy will effect
a permanent cure. t-VMI reward is offered
by the proprietors of this medicine, for an
iueurablB ciie of Catarrh.
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KLUG, HASLER, SOHWENTSEE
Dry Goods Co., 217, 2m W. 2nd St., Davenport, l0
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
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1525 and 1527
124 126 and 12S
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
While granite plates, 5in 03c
" Gin 04c
' side dishes 05c
' covered sugars 15c
White granite bakers...". 1".
" platters 'J. -''.
" t " scollop nappies 7,
18 qt'dish pans
8 in pie tins
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avoid the rush.
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FAIR AND ART STOR?.
A Clearing Sale
All of the above goods will be sold at and Below
Cost to make rocm for the Fall etock.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.