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'i ;.-1; AJLGLS, MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
IN EXTRA. SESSION.
Statesmen Prepared to Tackle
a Tough Problem.
BEADY FOR CLEVELAND'S MESSAGE
Many New Fares and OM One Present
The Di-mm ralH Kleet Their Speaker and
Other Hoite Officer Iteel Given the
Kepuhlirnii Complimentary Vote Com
ment on the Chances The Mvaterioua
Scarcity of Smalt Notes Lockren Gives
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'eiisloncrs More Time. .
Washington, Aug. 7. lr the twelfth
time in the history of the United State,
cong.ess at noon to-day was convened in
extraordinary session. Convened for
single specific object the repeal or mod'fi
cation of what i- popularly known us the
Sherman act it will probi;blv not be re-
rn.iii.ini mi i urn, oare programme, i.tit wi'l
-iiuiiMiieiiu mewnoie smj,ct iI
nuance, inciimmg, in all prolH.biliiy, a !
thorough revision of the tariff. These two J
subjects, distinct mid yet connected, can
supply material enough to occupy the at
tention of congress for many months to '
Scenes I'revious to the Opening.
The scenes on the floors of the two i -numbers
previous to the fall of the gavels of
tion of 7l7e scenes V . v , I countr5-- Assi 'tant United States Treas
lion or tlie scenes that take place at everv ' v i- ......
session of congress. There were entirely
new members to lie Welcomed bv 'Lose 1
who were acquainted with thin .ml it I
troduced to others;there were the members
who had found congressional elections a i
sessi n or so ago off years to them but I
had again ridden the crest of populur ..n-1
proval and "got there" again, and there
were the men who seem to be fixtures iu
either house, some of who:n no one ever
cores to antagonize aud others who seem in
v bcible. These were all there, iu boih
chamlers, uml for nn liour before order
wis called for hearty greetings were the
Opening iu the Senate. I
Vice President Stevciioa presided in the
senate, and the first thing after the gavel
called the members to attention was the
prayer of Chaplain Milburn.
nd swearing in of new members fob 1 a50.!-.5S, of silver certificates. 1233,593,
1, and Wt this time the change o'f " Ul: X treasury ntes, $10IJ33 37. gatiir-
lowea, and aout this tune the chaug
political control wnicli had been mani
fested in the occupant of the chair was
emphasized when Cox, the new secretary,
nu iingiit, me new sergeant-at-a.ms,
jiroceeueu wim laeir iluf.es. lien notice
had been received from the house that it
was organized and ready for business a
committee was appointed to wait on the
president to notify him that congress was
ready to hear from the chief magistrate.
Called the House to Order.
' Clerk Ker called the house to ordev
promptly on time, and looked out on seats
where there were nearly PXI new faces,
while he also saw a few that had been mis
sing for awhile. The first business of the
session was, of course, organization.
There were two ticketsselectedat caucuses
Saturday night one for certain election
and the other for complimentary vote.
The Democratic caucus chose Crisp for
speaker without oppisition; Ker for clerk,
Lycurgus Daltou (of Indiana) for post
master, and A. H. Hurt (of Tennessee) for
doorkeeper, both by acclamation; ex
Iteprescntative Snow, of Illinois, for ser-Reant-at-arms,
by the small margin of one
Tote over Yoder, of Ohio, whose state dele-g'-ttion
went back on him because he
didn't make a "clean sweep" last session.
Rev. S. II. Haduway, of Maryland, was
Iteed Leads the Republicans
The Republican caucus chose Thomas
B. Reed for speaker, Kd Md'herson for
clerk, A. J. Holmes (of lows) for serjeant-at-arms,
J. L. Hathaway (of Montana) for
doorkeeper, and Rev. Horace Green (of
New York) for chaplain. The vote could
jro but one way in the house, and it went
thnt way. The speaker was re-elected as
well as the other new officers, and then the
new members were sworn in. A commit
tee to aunounce to senate and president
thnt the house was ready for business was
duly appointed. The house will probably
draw for seats this afternoon, as it is not
expected that any bnsiness will be trans
acted otner tuan organization to-dny.
A NUMBER OF NEW FACES.
Also Sitnie That Have lteen Onlv
There are new fai es in both houses, nnd
in the house several who have berri miss
ing for a 'ime. lint it is in the house
where the greatest change lias been made.
This would be likely in any case, but it is
not so regular an occurrence for li) seats
in the house chamlH-r to have new occu
pants as tho result of one elect inn. Among
the missing is James H. llloimt, who after
nearly twenty years of routimirnis service
voluntarily retires from congress to seek
other field." of ambition. Herbert of Ala
bama, promoted to a seat, in the cabinet;
suave and gentle General Forney, of the
same state, who declined re election after
sixteen years of service.
Hugged, brusque Kzni li. Taylor, of
Ohio, Garfield's successor in the represen
tation of the old Joshua Giddiiigs dis
trict, is also missing, and so are Shively of
Indinun, Cable of Illinois and Wheeler of
Michigan, the latter of whom so often in
terposed his friendly offices between the
liery Enloe and the aggressive Raum dur
ing the pension office investigations of the
lastcongress. The sturdy form and sten
torian voice of Mansur of Missouri will be
much missed too, while his colleague
O'Neill willery likely get the seat by a
Among the absent are also, Shakespeare
looking Henry Ha on, of New York, the
chairman of the banking and currency
committee of the last congress, and the
uncompromising opponent of free coinage;
Alassachusetts.notable quartette of culture
Cabot Lodge, (transferred to the senate),
Sherman Hoar (appointed United S.ates
district attorney), John F. Andrew, and
George Fred Williams; and finally, boyish,
Kjootluf; dj'.WhetAm I At." Tom Wat-
soil, ot ueorg a, tie On trie roll call ot
the mis ing f xm the Fifty-third oongres-.
Then theie are the lucky fellows who
after an absence enforced or willing
have returned to face the speaker and de
mand his attention, occasionally with
more vigor :han courtesy. And most
prominent an ong all these is homely "Jot"
Cannon, of II inois. who once again in his
favorite attiti de.with on foot on Lis chair
and his 6leeves pulled up to his elbows.,
may point his dexter finger at the speaker
us he calls t!ie Democracy to judgment.
UpdegrnlT of Iowa also comes back aft; r
an absence, o does grizzled, earnest Gov
ernor Gear, of Iowa.
Henry V. Blair, of New Hampshire,
I persons , non J rata to China and the sen-
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niiiug eloquence on
bill on the house floor. Veteran Din
Sickles, of N w York, re-enters the legis
lative Held wl ieh he left many years ago.
Sil ver-haired Grosvenor of Ohio, after
staying away from one congress, again
looms up to worry his political opponents.
And Joseph A Scrantoa of l'er.iisyivanin.
no see-caivs la Hint out of congress everv
alten.ate two years, find
tliis not one of
his "oil ' years, and w iil
aiuri have luo
right to catch the speaker's eye.
WHY !S CURRENCY SCARCE
I Some Figures ihat Add a fiotvl Ileal to tlis
) Washington, Aug. 7. The officials of
the treasury department are at a loss to
j account for th scarcity of currency in
many of thi large cities throughout the
urer .Melme stated thi;t the government
V i-n.-mises ..u cou.u
? ""l ,0 re",l'd' 18 lr0uble" "We
e 1 s ,!ie ,!anks precisely what
M11'5' tnllfd fi r," said Mr. Meline, "ever
B'"ce hint fail, i nd no one can shoulder the
ii'aa nniitufli i -. V... : a 1.1
"e " ,ur- J,st ul1 the treasury did
run sliort of on.i and two dollar bills and
we had to tut cown the orders of some
banks about one half, but now if a han't
asks for 40,X0 of one dollar bills we could
exchange for them very readily,"
He could not account or the scarcity,
but thought the banks might be hoarding
small bills. A table has been compiled
that shows conclusively that there is aa
unusually larg.i number of small bills
runuing from $: to clO somewhere among
the people. It shows that of legal tender
notes there are in the hands of the neonio
uay iae suo-tn asury at .ew lorKpaid
out over $110,00 silver in exchange foT
treasury nots and silver certificates A
like amount vat paid out on Friday.
Lochren Extends the Time.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7. Judge Lochren,
pension commis doner, has extended until
October 10, 1!3, tha period within which
pensioners whose pensions have been sus
pended may make proof of their right to
receive them. 1 he commissioner says he
has done this because, owing to the mis
representation o ' the press regarding the
matter, some pensioners may have been
discouraged and cone-hided not to try to
obtain a pension when they are entitled to
ropullkU to Vote as a T'nit.
Washington, Aug. 7. Thirteen mem
bers attended tl e Populist caucus at the
National. hotel. They decided to vote as a
unit to maiutaii the present ratio of sil
ver to gold 16 ti- 1. Xo ticket for officers
of the house was nominated.
WAYS THAT ARE DARK
Ami Tricks That Are Vein, the
Chinee Is Peculiar.
Port Tov n.-l.-i, Wash., Aug. 7. Tho
culmination of o;ie of the most startling
and sensational affairs in the history of
Puget sound smuggling occurred here
when a Chinamen named Ling Sing was
taken into custody on the charge of smug
gling. The Celes tial is none other th: n
the steward to Captain Roth, command
ing the United States revenue steamer
Wolcott, and tint vessel has been the
means by which t lie contraband drug was
being brought over from the other si.ie
and smuggled int 1 the United States with
out paying the necessary revenue fees.
Sing has been nb anl the Wo'.cott in his
present capacity nearly t.-elve vears and
I never before the resent time came under
Just how long i- ing litis licen engaged in
the opium trafii : is not known and it
might have continued indefinitely had not
the discovery of h s crime been ma .e by
accideut. The cu ter visited Victoria and
was about pulling away from the dis k
when Sing rushi d headlong down the
wharf. The plank I ad been draw n in and
consequently he was forced to climb
aboard over the n il. In doing so a pack
nge which he carried dropped from under
his arm and fell upon the deck. His
breathless haste t i recover it somewhat
surprised the pilot who was on watch at
the time. He rei orted his suspicions to
Captain Until, v.h immediately ordered
Sing's quarters se; relied with the result
of finding eighteen pounds of unstamped,
prepared opium lie uly hidden away un
der the bunk.
J wo Aei;riie .'.illvd.
Richmond, Tex., Aug. 7. Will Nash, of
ISrazoria county, w is transferring a big
herd of caMle across the bridge over lira
zoria river at this point when the struc
ture collapsed, carrying with it 200 head of
cattle, 20 horses ami two negroes, Charley
Haileynnd Sam Johnson. The negroes
were killed as well as many head of
Koctting Took the Hint, of Course.
DttSVKK, Aug. ;. The publication of
the fact that John B. Koet ting, the flee
ing cashier of the South Side Savings
bank of Milwaukee, was in town, caused
that individual to li ave the city very sud
denly. The police had been notified that
he was here and wired Milwaukee for or
ders. The news bee ime known and was
Six ounces of rose svaterTmixed with two
drams of chlorate of potash is an excellent
purifier of the breath. Rinse the mouth
after each meal.
REPULSED A MOB.
A Couple of Brothers Use
POUR OF THE LYNCHERS KILLED
And One Gets a Fatal Wound Seqnel of
the Mysterious Murder of an Old Man
The Mob Suspected His Sons and Would
Not Have It Any Other Way One of the
Victims a Constable.
Corydo.v, Ind., Aug. 7.-Startling news
has reached here cf the slaughter of a
lynching party by two mca whom they
were trying to lynch for the alleged mur
der of their father. The fearful affray
took place near Laconia. about sixteen
miles from this place. Four men were in
stantly killed, one fatally wounded and
several others more or less injured. Will
lam and Sam ConraJ were the alleged
murderers whom the mob intended to
string up. Several months ago the father
of these men was foully murdered. His
dead body was found in the woods with his
skull crushed. Suspicion at once fell on
the sous, who, however, had always borne
good reputations. They were arrested, but
on the prelim nary hearing were discharged
for want- of evidence. Indignation ran
high among the people and finally a mob
gathered for the purpose of lynching the
Had Their Artillery in Readiness.
The house where the nen lived was at
tacked, but the Conrads were prepared.
As the mob advanced on the house they
poured a deadly Volley into its ranks.
Four men dropped dead in their tracks
and several fell wounded. The Conrads
then fled, while the unharmed were caring
for the d'-ad and dyi g The four men
killed are Ed Hustin, John Timberlake,
Will Wiswan and Isaac Howe. Will May
was fatally wounded. Excitement ruu's
high. Armed bands are scouring the coun
try for the Conrads. If caught they will
be instantly killed. At the uial of the
Conrad boys the testimony against them
was entirely circumstantial and not
s trong at that. On the contrary the mother-!;
testimony corroborated the story told
uy tier sous.
Whitecaps Begin Their Operations.
Still with a large portion of the com
munity the belief was strong t hat the boys
were guilty, while a respectable minority
held them innocent. Since that time the
feeling against the Conrads has been
growing stronger and they had received
several letters from whitecaps warning
them to leave th neighborhood or suffer
the consequences. They did not oliey the
request, but on the contrary, said they
would be prepared for any visitation from
the night riders. Several days ago a barn
and its contentsbelonging to a man named
Frankes, residing near the Conrads, was
burned and the Conrads were accused of
the act. This they denied. Last week
they made a trip to Elizabeth, Harrison
county, and purchased a large supply of
buckshot in anticipation of the whitecaps,
as they had just received another no.ice
couched in stronger terms.
Mgke a Fort of Their Home.
They then proceeded to put the house,
which is situated in the wilds of the coun
ty, in order for defense. II leswere made
to fire through and a watch was kept.
When the gang approached the house and
stepped on the porch they demanded ad
mittance. At that moment the Conrads
fired with deadly effect. All the men
killed were well-to-do farmers. Howe whs
SO years old and leaves a family. He was
constable of Boone township and highly
respected. Hustin was the son of Rev.
W. F. Hustin and was about US years ol 1
and unmarried. Will Mr - was about 21
years old and was engaged to be rnarried
to Miss Lou Collins, a young lady of that
neighborhood. Timberlake was the older
one of the ciowd and was about 31 years
of age and unmarried.
Not What They Went for.
Such a reception had not b.-cn expected
and though the mob was armed to the
teeth and 100 strong, after firing a few
pounds of lead from safe cover it fled,
lenving its dead upon the field. The Con
rads have disappeared from the neighbor
hood and will probably never return un
less captured and brought back for trial.
Even if caught nnd confined iu the Cory
don jail it is not likely that they will ever
be tried in a court of justice, for Judge
Lynch will undoubtedly take a prominent
part in the trial of the "men.
FOUGHT IN A WHEAT FIELD.
One Man Killed, Another Fatally Wounded
nnd Two Others Stop Ituliets.
Newakk, O., Aug. 7. Washington
Smith, the owner of a farm ten miles
from here, lias a son-in-ln w named Will
iam Howells. who had planted some wheat
on the farm. Howells and his son Ed
ward, accompanied by a number of
machine hands, made their appearance iu
the field with the intention of going to
work on 'lie grain. They were met by the
old man Smith and his two sous. Asa and
Charlie. Without the interchaiigo of
words Asa Smith opened fire on Howells
with a revolver.
The latter answered the shots and
Charley pulled a icvolver and went to Ins
brother's assistance. After a number of
shots had bi ! xciiatiged Asa Smith fell
tn the ground killed by a bullet passing
directly through bis temple, aud Charley
Smith fell with a bullift through his lungs.
Washington Smith, v. ho took no part in
the battle, was wotimicd in the hip by a
stray bullet and Wil-iam Howells was shot
in the knee. Very little hope is enter
tained for t h1 recovery of Charley Smith.
Just a Well li:ii'.ed. All the Same.
Hiil sroN. Tex.. Aug. it. Doctors M. 11.
Raiford and C. K. I.ankford, who pur
chased the body of Walter E. Shaw who
was hanged for the murder of" h's mother
and aunt, have about miished their
autopsy. They give out tho following:
"If the revelations of scientific anatomy
adduce facts, then Walter Shaw was in
sane." Shaws brain only weighed 3S
ounces, while the average brain weighs
4UJ4 ounces. Shaw was a ready wit aud a
All Serene in Siaiu.
Bangkok, Aug. 7. Ratifications of the
Franco-Siamese agreement were ex
changed ou Frid .y. M. Pnvie, the French
minister, will resume his post here today.
French flag has been hauled down at Kuh-si-Chang,
and the Siamese customs oflicers
have been allowed to return.
Iteceiver for a Lumber Company.
Chicago, Aug. 7. The Chicago Title and
Trust comprny bas been appointed re
ceiver for the firm of Badenoch Bros.,
lumber dealers. Tire assets are placed at
tiUO.OOO. while the liabilities are tOOO.OOQ.
The grand jury at Chicago did not indict
any one for responsibility for tho cold
storage warehouse fire at the World's fair.
This non-action exonerates those heliU by
Mrs. Nellie Sartoris, General (.rant's
daughter, has arrived in this country on a
visit to her motber. She wih remain two
J months and visit the World's fair.
. A boiler at Pittsburg, Ills., near Van-
t dnlin evnlrwled killtn.T Tsnnp Unwell ami
j fatally wounding his son William.
1 At Jamesville, Wis., Dr. Theo Juengst
I is held in custody on the charge of rnan
I slaughter in causing the death of a man
( bv the use of cocaine.
j The "country jakes" in the vicinity of
t Thomasvilles, Ala., have a quarrel with
! the citizens of thai town and both parties
1 are getting their guns in order. '
' A heavy windstorm at Hushnell. Ills.,
i accompanied by hail did considerable
' damage to barns, trees and store fronts,
j J. W. Allen, editor of the Interstate
News, of Texarkana. Tex., criticised J. J.
King, county judge, and the judge shot
, him the fir's time he met him. Allen is
J At Bl ion inglo ;. 111., the B oomingtt n
woolen mill t.uineu. ss, $13,000.
I The Hay Trade Journal of Canajoharie,
N. Y., advises farmers not to expect too
' much from failure of the foreign hay crop,
i and practically advises them to sell at the
) market price here, which it says is from
, S15 to $17 per ton.
At Harrison park, a Chicago suburb, the
furniture factory of tho Judkins Manu
: factnring company burned. Ixiss $100,000.
Knight, Ionard & Co., printers, at
Chicago, have gone into a receiver's hands.
Their liabilities are much less than assets.
Watson Funk, of Aspen, Colo., 17 years
of age, shot and killed his father. The
elder FunU was abusing his wife and
daughter and the boy warned him to de-
! sist. No attention being paid to the warn
ing he shot hk. father through the heart.
An artesian well at Chamberlain, S. D..
I is flowing 8,000 gallons a minute. It is the
j greatest "pouter" in the country, the
j next giving only 7.C0J gallons a minute.
William McClennon, a negro murderer.
while attempting to escape.shot and killed
Deputy Sheriff Ramsey. JMcClennon was
then shot and fatally wounded.
A Chicago suburban train on the Illi
nois Central was derailed by an open
switch and the passengers shaken up. Miss
Rose Bradshaw jumped from the train in
her fright and was fatally wounded.
The postoflice at Kent, Wash., was rcb
bed of S2o5 in stamps, 120 in cash, a J
gold watch and all the postmaster's pri
vate papers. Four safe draw.-rs were car
ried oft bodily.
While cleaning a revolver Laurenz Kauf
man, ot Belleville, Ills., accidentally dis
charged the weapon. The bullet pierced
the heart of his 12-year-old daughter
Mary, killing her instantly.
John O. Bran, n negro convict at Jeffer
son City, Mo. , with but forty days to
serve of a two years' sentence tor bigamy,
was found hanging in his ceil. No cause
for the suicide is known.
William Courtney, city solicitor for the
northwestern Fuel Co. at Milwaukee,
has disappenred and is short at least
Omaha and Council Bluffs are overrun
with robbers and counterfeiters.
Whisky Tmt Stops Selling Its Frodnct.
Peoi:i A. llls..Aug.7. President Greenhut
has stopped the sale of all products of the
whisky trust. At headquarters the state
ment was made that the stoppage was
owing to instructions received from Wash
ington that the tax must be paid at Chi
cago instead of New York. The trust's
funds are all in New York and New York
banks will rot ship currency to Chicago,
nor give Chicago exchange. The trust,
therefore, will not ship any more goods
until, as it is hoped, the treasury will con
sent to have the tax paid at New York as
has been customary.
Kansas City's First Gold Importation.
Kansas City, Aug. 7. Reid Bros.
Packing company, limited, has received
notice that $100,000 iu gold has lieen shipped
to it from Belfast, Ireland, and will arrive
here in a few days. This is the first im
portation of gold ever made by a Kansas
Silverman Will Ilesume Itusincss.
Chicago, Aug. 7. At a meeting of the
creditors of Lazaru9 Silverman, the bank
er, it was agreed to allow Mr. Silverman
to resume business. A favorable report
was tmide as to the bank's affairs.
Needs All the Time for Business.
Indianapolis. Aug. 7. Clement Stude
baker, presi lent of the Indiana World's
fair board, has resigned aud gives as his
reason for n doing that his private busi
ness demands all his time.
The Weather We May Expect.
VVashinuton, Aug. J. The following htu
the weather indications for twenty-four Irinrs
from p. -i. yesterday: Kor Iowa brisk
an I high writheriy winds; warmer; local
thuiiibM s;.)i i:is. Kor Wico:isin and Michigan
Eiiftcr.v . ,ik1s: ivarmr, l.i r weaMier.ex
eept i'.:o... .oral rnias on the l.-.k,. coast.
1- i.r . n.lian i ut: i. ;.i.n u c it i -i . u s t:m uing,
wai in. i-tliis .veiiij iiu I lo ...it: .m ui'-.-uinj;;
feu ;u .is..-i y ivnm. l..ir m.i.Vr
A IJoy's Ambition.
There is, us a rule, nothing more lofty
than the ambition of a boy of 5 who bos
looked carefully over the whole range of hu
mau endeavor and made up his mind what
he is going to be. A lad of that observant
age known to oil ot his kind as "goin on
C' was asked the other day if he expected
to become a lawyer like his father.
"Oh, no," said he with a positive shake of
his head. "I'm going to be a captain of a
big ship, and I'll sail out west and bom
bard the Indians on the. plains." Harper's.
p it you keep at it, is apt to tell upon
tho liver. The things to prevent
this are Dr Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
Take oho. of these little Pellets for a
corrective or gentlo laxative three
for a cathartic. They're the small
est, easiest to take, pleasantest and
most natural in tho way they act.
They do permanent good. Consti
pation, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks,
Sick or Bilious Headache, and all
derangements of the liver, stomach,
and bowels are prevented, relieved,
They're guaranteed to give satis
faction in every case, or your money is
The worst caes of Chronic Ca
tarrh in the Head, yield to Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Keincdy. So cer
tain is it that its makers offer $500
reward for an incura'ule case.
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DRY GOODS COMPANY,
217, 217 W. Second St., DAVENPORT, IOWa
Checks or certificates on all Savings banks accepted in pavnur.i ! , .
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 and 1527
Cut in Half
We give a few of the
offer this week:
iTSpanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
White granite plates, 5in 03c
" side dishes 05c
' ' eorered sugars 15e
Everything in the store
week. Everything must
avoid the rush.
A Clearing Sale
All of the above goods will be sold at and Below
Cost to make room for the Fall stock.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
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124 128 and 128
bargains which we will
White granite bakers... 7, 10, lr. :
" platters 9. 2:?. 2
" " v scollop nappies 7, ?, lit
18 qt dish pans i5c
8 in pie tins. ;c
will be slaughtered this
go. Come early and
PAIR AND ART STORE.