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AJjUUfcs SATU11DAY, AUGUST 5, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Bland Announces His Remedy
for the Depression.
CRISP IS WAITING ON CLEVELAND
And Will MuUf l i His Prescription Ac
cording to the M. !;: The Populist
Commit l.c Announce.) Its Specific
Meantime the Tronl.lc ; On lleavy
Assiennn nt t CliicnKo St. Paul ltnuks
Come Through a Run All Might Itiisi
Washington", Auc;. 5. As soon afur
oonpress 'meets ns it is practicable Wand,
the li-iiilcr of the silver forces in the house,
will introduce a bill emlKwlyinK the views
of the silver men. It will provide for the
repeal of the Sherman purchasing act and
substitute therefor the free coinape of sil
ver at the present ratio of 1C to 1. "That."
aid Eland, "will lie the ground upon
which we will make the fi.LjIit, although
there has been no definite plaa agreed
Tipou." He recognized thrtt men could
honestly differ as to the ratio, but that
was a matter that should be settled in the
party itself. Upon the use of both gold
and silver as money at a parity the Demo
cratic party could not differ.
Can't IniMiit.h the Secretary.
If a compromise measure increasing the
ratio was reached he said he saw no rea
son why the present dollar should not Iw
kept in circulation as it is now. lie pro
posed, however, with all his power to re
sist any incrase in the ratio. The atti
tude of the treasury department in refus
ing to buy silver was arbitrary and un
called for. Blan I said, but there was no
Cround for the talk that the secretary
could Ik? impeached. The law gave him
the discretion he was exercising, and that
was one of the mistakes of a law that w.'-s
as he looked at it full of mistakes, lie
had warned the friends of silver on this
very point when the bill came up for con
sideration in the house. The liland Al i
aon act was SMperior in the respect that it
did not give the secretary this power, but.
required him to purchase a specific
Han a Safe IMnre on the floor.
If the United States, Mexico and South
American countries, together with Lie
countries of Asia on our west, were to
agree upon a common ratio. Bland thought
we would ha-e all the trade we wanted
and would thereby force Europe to come
to the use of silver as a money. Bland
said that he had not seen the speaker, and
when it was suggested to him that someof
lis friends in the east would I glad to see
him otT the committee on coinage he only
smiled, and replied that they could not at
any rate.rnn him off the floor of the house.
The champion of silver declared tint
there would be a bitter fight againtt any
attempt to change the rules so that a clo
ture provision might be incorporated.
Waiting for the Message.
Another of the doctors who will have an
influence in prescribing the remedy for
the ''condition that confronts us," is
Speaker Crisp. From what be says the
programme waits on the president, except
with the very raidical t-ilver Democrats,
who talk as though they were ready to
bolt if they do not have their way. The
message will outline the policy for con
gress to adopt, and this will, of course, in
fluence the committee chairmanships. If
Cleveland shall confine his recommenda
tion strictly to repeal of the Sherman law
with no hint of subsequent legislation in
the direction of bimetallism, it m ght be
considered wise to pit Bourke Cockran, of
New York, against Bland, in which event
Cockran would leave the ways and means
to become chairman of the coinage com
mittee. REMEDY OF THE POPULISTS.
ReptKliation of the Ooltl Standard and
Law Make Money.
Chicago, Aug. 5. The executive com
mittee of the Populist party, which has
been in session here since the adjournment
of the silver convention, has issued an ad
dress in which the people of the United
States are told that: "The friends of more
money and less taxes, devoted to the silver
dollar of the constitution, and of our fore
fathers, the opponents of contraction, gold
standard, and bond monopoly have iust
held their great conventiou here in Chi
cago. That convention not only
repudiated the idea of a gold standard niid
a gold basis, but unanimously committed
itself to the principle that we, as Popu
lists, have long held and cherished, viz:
That law alone makes money, and that the
Stump of the government convertsJKi cents
worth of silver into a dollar, equal to any
The address then goes on to say that the
convention is n great victory for the prin
ciples of the Omaha platform; that it is
the same old contest for constitutional
rights. The mission of the Populists is to
resist the "bondholding and banking con
spiracy began in l7:j nud to be con
summated in 1WCJ. That it is a crime
equal to those for which kings have leen
dethroned and tyrants beheaded, and that
every officer implicated should be im
peached. Laborers, farmers and merchants
should resist these efforts of tbemonry
power to enthrall them. The logic of evon.s
forces the immediate solution of tho
money question, which can be done by re
storing the authority to issue money 'to
the government and the people."
THE PATIENT STILL SUFFERS.
A. Big Chicago Dry Gondii House In Re
CniCAGO, Aug. 5. James II. Walker &
Co., dealers jn general dry goods, and one
of the largest and best known firms in
the city, hasconfessed judgment in Judge
Wiudes' court on a note for f),495.72 in
favor of Edward Xoa. Shortly afterwards
the rumors of the past few days to the ef
tec that the company was embarrassed
were confirmed in a formal petition for
'! aoDointine'.t of. a receiver. Mr. i
Walker Tisketl that the Title Guarantee
and Trust co:npany be named as receiver,
but his partn-rs objected, and finally the
judge ..pp tinted that company and W. A,
Mason, who is a director in the Walker
1'resid'ei t James II. Walker, of the com
pany, when asked w hat had precipitated
the failure , t-..id: "It is simply a case of
being ui:a le to raise money o meet pric
ing debts The company w as organized
with a capital stock of $l,riO,iKi(). 1 cannot
state whai our indebtedness renlly is, but
I do not tt Heve it is in excess of our assets.
1 think ( will be able to pay dollar fo.
dollar. I hml no objection to a receiver
taking charge, as I am fully aware of the
concern's utter i; ability to pay us debis,
ns matters are at present, but 1 did think
that the Chicago Title anil tmarantee
Trust com -any and myself, or W. A. Ma
son and m .'self should have l ei-n named."
The firm's lotal liabilities are placed at
$2,400,000. Xo statement is made as to the
assets exept that the firm hopes to pay
dollar for dollar, an it is said that the as
sets consist of open accounts and notes of
face value of Sl.om.UKl, and a large quan
tity of dry goods and other merchandise
in the wholesale and .'etail stores. It also
owns considerable real estate, the whole
value of which, it is claimed, cannot be
stated owing to the unsettled condition of
the market: nor has the concern entire
faith in the face value of its notes ami
similar collateral. A peculiar feature
about the lailure is that the company's in
debtedness is given as g'.mn.OOO more than
the capital stock of the company. This is
stated to lw; a violation of the law.
QUITE A FLURRY AT ST. PAUL.
j . . n.iri i "iii i iiavuimi; r.uori in nreHh
i a Couple of Hanks.
j St. Pai l. , Aug. 5.-St. Paul did not suf
fer seriously f.oiu th shock of the sus
pension of the National finrm
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J bank. But two banks failed to weatherthe
storm that broke over the city, and these
were smal. ones the Feodle's and the
West Side banks. The two only had $160,
000 in deposits, and of this JSS.000 is city,
county and state funds. During the early
banking h urs long lines of depositors
were in frout of every bank in the city.
By the noon hour the crowds melted awav
from all the banks except the Germania
and First National. Depositors kept
withdrawn g money from these steadily
( up to 3 o'clock. At the Germania Cash
j ier Bickel appeared at that hour and post
ed a large placard stating that the bank
would remain open u-til midnight to pay
all demands. At the First National t'"e
doors remjiincd open also and Cashier
Bailey said the paying tellers would re
main as Ion.; as there was a depositor in
President Hill, of the Great Northern, a
large stockl older of the First National, sat
in the bank all the afternoon, smilingly
chatting wi- h President Upham. It was
stated that he bad :t-J.O(K,iioo in ready cash
which he was willing to place at the dis
Jtosal of the bank at a moment's notice.
The institution, however, had no need of
help from any source. It had f 1,000,000
more than enough to pay every doll. -asked
for. The run was a wholly senseless
one, induced solely by the general unrest,
an dby ti o'clock not a depositor was in
sight. The situation was very much the
sum 'at the Germania, and by 5:30 with
drawals bar1 practically ceased.
The cleari ig house statement was more
favorable than was expected, and the bank
ers express the belief that the run w.ll
amount to nothing today. Daniel W
Lawler, late Democratic candidate for
governor of Minnesota, has been appoint
ed examiner to take charge of the German
American. It is stated that the bank will
reopen for b'miness in about fifteen days.
Its bills rece vable exceed its deposits more
than $2,'KH),ti K).
Only Oi.e Hank Left in Mankato.
Mankato, Minn., Aug. 5. The First
National bai k has closed its doors. Tee.
bank is sol.-ent and depositor's will be
paid in full. Later the National Citizen'
bank closed its doors. Fifteen miuu'es
later the Mrnkato National bank closed
its doors, "'be National Citizens' ba.iK
has ?'.0,0l!0 in cash on hand, nud the Mau
kato Nation.-, 1 has .",(); 10. The capital af
the First National is i;.(),!KH. The only
other bauk in the city is a savings bank
and w s recently organized.
Treasury Has I'lenty of Currency.
WASHINGTON", Aug. 5. Treasury olliciab
state that the treasury is prepared to sup
ply all the small currency wanted and the
lack of such currency in certain sections
of tho country is accounted for by the
sup, osition either that all money is scarce
or that the b; nks have faileu to procure of
the treasu.y the small notes needed for
home consult ption.
'WUeotiHiu Hank News.
MlLWACKKi:, Aug. 5. A dispatch from
Sparta says that the Ban!; of Sparta,
which suspen ied a few days ago will ie
open its doors today. M. A. Thayer, oper
ating banks i.t Sparta and Touiah, has
made an assignment. Depositors wil!
receive about tij cents on the dollar The
Waupaca Nat ional bank it expected to re
sume iu u few days.
I'rolia ly Only Temporary.
Pl!VlI)EN r, Aug. 5. The State bank of
this city was i. liable to Wet its balance at
the Providence Clearing house and closed
its doors. T ie suspension is probably ouly
temporary and is uue to the stringency of
the money market ami the withdrawal of
deposits. The bank was one of the oldest
of the state banks. It has not been re
garded as sound.
Will I'ay Depositors In Full.
PLATTKVILLii, Wis., Aug. 5. "Owing to
heavy aud continued withdrawals this
bank is obliged to suspend payment. All
depositors will be paid in full." This is
the notice placed on the doors of the First
National bauk in this city. The directors
expect to resume payment in a very short
Tinplate Men Assign.
New York, Aug 5. N. L. Corte & Co.,
importers of ti i, tinplate and other met
als, have assigned. The liabilities are
$350,000, with large assets.
Carelessness Causes a Serious
Accident at St. Louis.
A WHOLE WAGON LOAD EXPLODES
And Leaves Four Victims Prostrate in the
Street Which Is Crowded With People
Others Less Hurt Who Ciet Away Cnl
dentlfled One or the Wounded So Badly
lturne.l That He Will Probably Die
St. IaR'IS. Aug. 5. During the street
parade of an outdoor spectacular show a
wagonload of fireworks exploded. Panic
seized the crowd, though but few slight
casualties are reported. When the parade
reached the corner of Sixth and Pine
streets a second aud moreseriousexplosion
occurred. The flimsy outer work of the
float representing Fort Sumter took fire.
The flames communicated to the fireworks
stored in the wagon, and a terrific report
followed. Tne crowd at this point filled
the street to the line of parade.
Thiee Men and a Hoy Hurt
Following the explosion cries of pain
were heard, and when the policemen and
firemen succeeded in dispersing the surg
ing mass of excited sightseers three men
anil a boy were found prostrate and bleed
ing from wounds. One of the victims who
was near the wagon, is lelieved to be fatal
ly injured by burns. The others were
struck by flying missiles au 1 trampled on
by the crowd. Several other sufferers were
immediately taken away by friends and
the extent of their injuries can not lie
The List of I'nfortunates.
T.ie names of the wounded known are:
Kmil Hill, Memphis, Tenn., burned from
head to foot, probably fatally; Frank
Walsh, St. Ixmis, burned and struck by
timbers, seriously; Jack Kelly, East St.
Ixiuis, cut acrofs the face and burned ser
iously; Holiert Bierman, St. Louis, cut
and burned, will recover;. Kmil Hill, came
here from Memphis to assist in the display.
When his body was examined at the city
dispensary he had hardly a shred of cloth-
ing upon him and was a solid mass of
bums; he is aged 42 and single.
Will He a Lifelong Cripple.
Frank Walsh was it the mimic fort
when the disaster occurred and was hurled
to the ground. His injuries are not con
sidered fatal, but he will lie a lifelong
cripple. Robert W. Bierman is a boy of 10
years, who was employed to pass powder
to the mortar. His arms and face are
badly burned. Jack Kelly was a specta
tor. He was close to the wagon and re
ceived a horrible cut down his face.
Prompt assistance saved him from bleed
ing to death. He was conveyed to his
home in East St. Loais.
Affair Very Carelessly Managed.
The cause of the second explosion is al
leged by the managers of the affair to
have been the carelessness of a lioy who
threw a torch into she wagon, but as two
explosions occurred this is not generally
believed. The recklessness of the man
agers of the display, which was an adver
tising affair, is severely commented upon.
The parade was carried out with no
thought of protection against accidents,
and torches and roman candles were
placed in the hands of inexperienced boys.
Balls of fire are said to have been thrown
through open windows, and the only won
der is that the disaster is not more seri
ous. A searching investigation will fol
low. Fatal Gasoline KxiiIokIoii.
Chicago, Aug. 5. By the explosion of a
gasoline stove in the residence of Mrs.
Maria Daken, 49 Walnut street, Mrs.
Daken, aged 65, was fatally burned and
Miss Mamie Daken, 20 years old, and Miss
Mary Westphal, aged j years, were badly
injured. The accident was caused by the
windows being open, allowing a strong
draught to blow the flames to the oil in
the tank, which ignited.
bhought suit for $500,000.
Mllrhell, Johnson and Fcrjjuson Heavy
CQ Irrowers at "Mitchell's" Hank.
Milwaukee, Aug. 5. Vi'ashington
Becker.as rereiverof the Wisconsin Marine
and Fire Insurance Company imnk, has be
gun suit against John 1 Mitchell, David
Ferguson and John Johnson to collect
promissory notes that aggregate fGOO,
000. The notes given by Sena' or Mitchell
aggregate S.'l.rfl.OuO, those given by Johnson
and Feguson f 150.000 each. The notes were
not secured by collateral, ami were in the
hands of the bank at the time of the op
pointment of a receiver.
The Northwestern National Insurance
company, of this city, has also begun suit
against Senator Mitchell to recover '.il,
000 tied up in the failure of the Wiscon
sin Marine and Fire Insurance company's
bank. When the deposit was made it is
claimed Senator Mitchell, as president of
the bank, personally guaranteed it.
--liigallK Says His Naiue Is "Dennis."
Omaha, Aug. 5. When Inv Hunback
introduced ex-Senator Ingalls at the Grand
Army of the Republic meeting in Supe
rior, Neb., the latter said: "My name is
Dennis. I inn left, but I can kick." Then
he proceeded to criticise the administra
tion for its pension policy, sayinu that he
was the author of the bill Biid wished he
had made it more generous. He admitted
that there were some frauds on the pen
sion roll, and called on his hearers to
name any they personally knew who were
drawing pension money fraudulently.
Names tiegau to come iu and ne lost his
Will Order Constables lo Shoot.
New Yoiiii, Aug. 5. A special to The
Sun from Columbia, S. C, says the rough
treatment accorded to Governor Tillman's
dispensary agents in Sumter anil Charles
ton has miuie the governor angry. He
has announced that he is going to arm
the constables and intended to give them
instruct ions to shoot anybody who inter
fered with them.
Celebrating With ltloodshed.
Coffkvvili.E, Kans., Aug. 5. At Goose
neck Bend, ten miles south of here, where
theoolcied jieople are celebrating, an al
tercation took place between John Vannon
and L. H. Singleton. Iu the fight John
Singleton, son of 1. H. singleton, shot and
killed Vannon. This is the second man
killed on those grounds in the last three
Koetting Located at Denver.
Milwaukee, Aug. 5. Koetting, the ab
sconding ca-shier of the defunct South Side
savings bank, has been found. He is in
Denver, Col., and is by this time probably
under arrest. A warrant was sworn out
charging him w.th a violation of the bank
Mattie Hall, Brooklyn; Bertha Bene
dict, Mont Clair, X. J.; Edith Harding,
Hoboken, X. J.; H. M. Burton, Jersey
City, X J.; Mrs. J. H. Mitchell, Lizzie
Corley and Cora Black, Burlington, and
Lizzie Clark.., Bridgeport, Conn.; F. C.
Mitchell.Burlington, Conn., were drowned
by the sinking of the steamer Rachel
which struck a pier at Pearl Point
Landing, Lake t-ieorge, X. Y. There were
twenty-nine persons on lioard.
Simon O'Donnell, ex-sii-erintendent of
the Chicago police, is dead, aged 50 years.
Iusurance rates in Iowa have been raised
10 per cent.
The branch house of the Whitman &
Barnes Maiiufacturingcompany, of Akron,
O., at Kansas City was daniagd f 135,000 by
Obituary: At St. Ixiuis, F. J. Moss, the
wealthy tie contractor, aged 35; Leigh O.
Knapp, a well-known newspaper worker,
aged 4i; at Adrian, Mich., llev. Dr. J. E.
Parker, aged 7t; at Seymour, Ind., John
ltapp, aged TO; at Jackson, Mich., Colonel
Governor Boies, of Iowa, in a formal let
ter under date of Aug. a, declines to be a
candidate for re-election, and his with
drawal precipitates a hot :ight in the Dem
ocratic state convention.
The ancient Hammond House in Marble
head. Mass., is being torn down, and some
of its spruce timbers, which have been
protected from rain and wind for more
than 200 years, are being eagerly sought
after by violin makers for use iu the manu
factureof their instruments.
California mines have produced $4,000,
000 of gold during the last sixty days.
The venerable Rev. William C. Craw
fo.'d, of Alvarado, is the sole survivor of
those Texan pitriots who on March 2,
lS3f, signed the declaraction of Texan in
pendence. A cut in wages led to a riot at the Ar
kansas Valley Smelter at I-adviile. Work
men who refused to accept the redaction
stoned those who were willing to work and
drove them out of the town.
Xearly one-third of the town of Port
Louis, capital of Mauritius, has been de
stroyed by fire. The loss is over l.COO.OOO
Virginia Populists in convention at
Lynchburg nominated Edmund R. Cooke,
a prosperous farmer of Cumberland coun
ty, for governor; J. Brad Beverly, of Far
quier, for lieutenant governor, and W. S.
Gravely, of Henry, for attorney general.
Lord Randolph Churchill is seriously ill
with nervous prostration.
Lambert Slosser and his 13-year-old boy
William walked into the Hoboken police
station and asked for lodgings. Slosser
said he had lived at San Francisco, and
had walked across the continent on his
way to Germany.
A Xubian baby was Isirn in Midway
Plaisance at the World's fair. According
to the customs of the people the women
formed a circle around the tent where the
mother was aud had a danc-
It has lieen proved at the World's fair
by actual test that the Jersey cow is the
champion dairy cow.
A Greek named Fischouri at Chicago
laised a row at a Russian church by de
nouncing the oear, when the priest was
speaking in praise of that potentate.
Srr.led the Penitentiary Walls.
Jeffkiison City, Mo., Aug. 5. Four
convicts scaled the walls surrounding the
1 euitcntiary. The names of the men who
escajied are: Frank F.mison, Edward Bur
gess, James E. Hudson and William Tay
lor. The men were inmates of the hospi
tal and took with them a stretcher used
for transporting the sick.
Colorado I neui ployed touting Fast.
Kansas City, Aug. 5. About twenty of
Denver's unemployed straggled through
this city, coming in on the t5 tickets of
fered by the railroads, and continuing east
on freight trains as a rule. Many of them
tell pitiful stories of hardships and of fam
ilies left behind-
More Mills to shut Down.
NEW Bedford. Mass., Aug. 5. The Pot
om'oska mill No. 1 will shut down tonight
for an indefinite period. The Bennett No.
1 will probacy do likewise, while the New
Bedford Manufacturing company will cur
tail by running five days per week. Parts
of all the mills are idle.
"Talk Is Silver, Silence Is Gold," Eh, Tom?
New Yokk, Aug. 5 Ex-Speaker Thos.
B. Reed was in the city en route to Wash
ington. He said: "I have nothing to say
about the present political situation.
There are so many things that could be
said or omitted that it is better, I believe,
to remain silent."
Kepublicans to Caucus Tonight.
Washington, Aug. 5. Representative
Thomas J. Henderson, president of the
Republican caucus, has issued a call for
a caucus to meet in the rooms of the com
mittee ou judiciary this evening at S
The I'sefulness of the Pony.
The day has passed for looking upon the
pony as a mere toy, useful only iu drawing
Tom Thumb carriages or eating sugar from
the hand. Aud with this recognition of the
pony's more useful side has come the better
appreciation t f its value in the physical ed
ucation of the children. Harper's Young
, r jr ening support and
help taat comes
with Dr. Tierce's
tion. It lessens
t he pains and bur
dens of child
o f f SDrine. and
promotes an abundant secretion of nourish
ment on the part of the mother. It is on in
vigorating tonic made especially for women,
perfectly harmless in any condition of the
female syst;in, as it regulatcs-ond promotes
all the natural functions and never conflict
The u Prescription " builds np, strengthens,
and cures. In all the chronic weaknesses and
disorders that afllict women, it is guaranteed
to benefit or cure, or the money is refunded.
For every case of Catarrh which they can
not cure, the proprietors of Dr. Sage's Ca
tarrh Remedy agree to pay 500 in cash.
You're cured by its mild, soothing, cleans
ing, and healing properties, or you're paid.
House Raising and Moving-
Kai sintr brick buildings especially
Address E. A- ROUNDS,
1515 Seventh Avenue, Box 121
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DRY GOODS COMPANY.
217, 217 W. Second St, DAVENPORT, 10'
Checks or certificates on all Savings banks accepted in .;n:i,..
jroods and in settlement of accounts.
A FAIR EXCHANGE.
You can't afford to be mistaken in a shoe.
is all right, you can wear it; if it isn't, you c:
m 1 i m .mm, I i ,f --.j
plain about. You will like our fine $3 shoes. For a z
maty reasons it will please you. It fits well, wears well, lo
ell and gives you what you pay for comfort and eatisfac:
Will accept Rock Island Savings Bank certificates of
posits in payment of goods and accounts.
Wrig;h.t & Grceriawal
1 704 SECOND AVENUE.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the bargains which we wil
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14. 17c
While granite plates, Sin 03e
" Cin 04c
" " Tin 05c
' covered sugars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this ij
week, fcverythmg must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
A Clearing Sale
All of the above goods will be sold at and Below
Cost to make room for the Fall etock.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
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If it's unfit to wear, you 4
make an ornamen: . f i;;
oniv alternative 13 to tlircvi
away. Don't makn a mi;;
in buying. Get a good, he:
equivalent for jtnr rucirj
good, honest shoeleli.rt'
you'll have nothing 10 c:
White granite bakers. . .7. 1
' " scollop nappie-
18 qt dijh pans
8 in pie tins
; FAIR AND ART ST0R7