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ilii; AKt L8, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 181K3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
F1KST IN iwi'iWn.
House Silver Advocates Know
What They Want.
EESOLUTIONS PASSED AT.A CAUCUS
Fre Coinage the Central Demand,
but the Hallo Not Muted Demo
cratic Senator I'nt in a Whole Day and
Decide Nothing A Month or Six Week
of Talk Looked for I'roceedinsi at the
Washington, Aug. 10. The cauens of
the member of the house of representH
tives who favor the free coinage of silver
which was called by Bland was held in
the hall of the house, lasting from 12
nooa till 2:4. p in. At the close it was
officially announced that the following
resol ution offered by Hoatner of Louis
iana had been adopted by a unanimous
'"Resolved, That we will support a bill
repealing the purchasing clause of the
Sherman act, and concurrently providing
for the free and cntrammeled coinage of
silver with full legal tender quality on
such a ratio as will provide and maintain
the parity between gold and silver.
"Be it further resolved, That a com
mittee of beven be appointed by the chair
man of this conference to draft and in
troduce such a bill and take proper step
to secure the full ami free discussion and
consideration thereof and a vote of the
house upon the bill and all proper amend
ments.'' About 100 Members Prrnent.
The committee provided for in the fore
going resolution was composed a follows:
Bland, Sibley. Boatner, Lan, Batiktea 1,
Bryan and Bailey. By vcte r.f the caucus
Jnrige Culberson was added to thecommit
tee. When the caucus met it was esti
mated that there were about forty mem
bers of the house in the hall, but during
the two and three-quarters hours the cau
cus w;.b in session about 6J members were
added. E-timates of the number in at
tendance ranged from sixty to 125 the
clerk of the caucus fixing the number at
ninety-three, and Bland saying he counted
over 100. Judge Culberson, of Texas, was
elected chairman of the caucus and -ibley
of Pennsylvania, the only Democrat pres
ent from the eastern states, feecretary.
The or.ly Republican present was Bowers
of California. The I'opulists were repre
sented by Jerry Simpson and Kem of Neb
raska. Tlourke Cockran'a Proposition.
In the course of the session Bland pre
sented the terms of the proposition made
to him by BourkeCockran on behalf of the
acti-tilverites for an Immediate discussion
of the whole (diver question. This propo
sition, it is understood, included a limita
tion of the time within which a vote should
be taken, the number of amendments to be
ff ered to the Taeasure introduced for dis
cuogion, sxd the manner of disposing of
them, etc. It could be made effective only,
of course, by the consent of the silver men,
and that they might have an opportunity
to consider it wa one of the principal rea
sons for holding the caucus. Every one
who talked about the proceedings avoided
any mention of the views of the members
upon this subject. The proposition of the
anti silver men was not acceptable to the
advocates of free coinage, and for the pres
ent at least there will be no "general con
Bent" arrangements for deciding the dis
cussion of the bill to repeal the Sherman
Not a Test of the .Silver Strength.
The attendance upon the caucus can
hardly be regarded as a test of the silver
forces In the house, for the reasnn given by
Enloe of Tennessee. That reason was
that the Democratic party was charge by
the people with the duty of legislating so
as to remedy the present depression in all
branches of business. A Democratic cau
cus, and not a mixed conference, should
have been called to talk over the situation.
Bland stated after the caucus that it had
been in every respect satisfactory to the
friends of free silver coinage. The "steer
ing committee" which had been named, be
aid, would probably meet the committee
of anti-silver men today and discuss the
details of the discussion to lie had upon the
bill outlined in the resolution adopted.
Canvaulng Committee Appointed.
Besides the action reported a motion by
Bland was adopted authorizing the ap
pointment of a committee of "whips," one
from each state, whose duty it shall lie to
canvass the house, discover each memlier's
tanding upon the proposed bill, and see
that every friend of the measure is in his
seat and ready to vote when the time
comes. This committee has not yet been
Six Weeks of Delay Probable.
"We will require ample time," remarked
Bland, "to carry out the terms of
the resolution, and I do not see
how it will be possible to come to a vote
under a month or probably six weeks. I
cannot tell when the committee will have
ita bill ready to present to t he house. The
question of the ratio to be inserted in the
bill was not discussee. but it is apparent
that some of the free s'lver men are dis
satisfied that the present ratio of 16 to 1
hould be changed. We ahall probably
vote upon the present ratio of 17 to 1, and
if it is defeated, then 17 to 1, and -so on up
to 20 to 1, if necessary."
SENATORS DECIDE ON NOTHING.
The Democrats Caucus Doth Morning and
Afternoon Without Iteault.
The Democratic senators began a caucus
at 10:30 a. m., which was fruitful of noth
ing except animated talk. The Democra
tic senators are as divided on the silver
. question as the Republicans, and more so,
and the talk went on until time for the
senate to convene without anything hav
ing been accomplished in the direction of
"flopping together." An adjournment was
taken and immediately a "flopping to
rather" took place, that was significant.
for numerous cjnrerences took piac'e oe
tween free silver Democrats and Repub
licans of the same persuasion, the result
being that the senate remained in session
but a few minutes and then adjournel lot
the day, the free silver Republicans help
ing The Democrats to carry adjournment,
and th antv-jiiver Republicans votiE;
solidly against it.
As soon as the rtcate adjourned the cau
ciis went into session again, but its dt-l.b-erations
were almost as unproductive of
results as the moaning session. Most of
the time was consumed in the expression
of individual vie which clearly demon
strated that each elemei-t of the party, was
firmly wedded to its own lotions." One
senator who occupies a high position in
the finance committee, and whose leaning
toivitra iree sun r is ii.uiiin.iicn., j'.-c: i....
positively: ""You can set it down as a cer
tainty that the S .ermaa act will not be re
pealed unconditionally." On the other
handsome senators who have sided with
the president sid rather despondently
that while no tangible advance had been
made toward a point where the party could
lie regarded as ur ited, t hey had not aban
doned hope that the efforts in that direc
tion might eventi. ally result in success.
It is gathered from this that the uncon
ditional repeal proposition is gaining in
strength and thiit certain of the Utr--r.lver
men are pr -paring to follow in th
direction indicated by the leaders in the
silver caucus in the house, namely, to
waVds repeal with free coinage at an in
creased ratio. Ni ither party in the senate
has ever been able tocaucus with complete
success on the mbject of silver, and this
caucus was no exception to the rule.
after exhausting the possibilities of de
bate the caucus fell back upon the oft
tried expedient of delegating to a commit
tee the task of er. deavoring to arrange a
plan of busines that should be satisfac
tory to all sides. Gorman, the chairman
of the caucus, wis authorized to appoint
this committee aad the caucus itself ad
journed subject t his call.
Immediately after adjournment of the
caucus Gorman repaired to the room of the
committee of aj propriations and called
into consultation Blackburn, Gray, Ran
som, and Voorhess. Cockrell was invited
to remain in the room. All of these sen
ators, with the t-xception of Gray, were
members of the Democratic caucus com
mittee of the Is st session, and although
Gorman had not made his appointments at
the time of the consultation their presence
gave color to th? expectation that they
would be named t s members of the caucus
THINKS IT A NEAT DEVICE.
Catching Opinion Regarding a Change
of Bouse Rules.
Washington, Aug. 10. Regarding the
rules of the Filty-third congress Repre
sentative Catching said that in his opin
ion the provision of the rules of the Fifty
second congress sufficiently provided for
closure. "At any time,"' said he, "when
the house feels that it has had enough
discussion of a question it may order the
committee on rules to bring in an order
to f proceed to a vote at a fixed time, and
when that order is adopted it becomes
effective. I consider it a very neat device.
It does not put at y arbitrary power in the
bands of the speaker or of the committee
on rules, but leaves the house to determine
when it will closj consideration of a sub
ject. "The committee on rules could initiate
an order to 6top discussion, but it never
has done so, and f.t the last session adop
ted the policy of -equiring a majority of
the majority to request the committee to
bring in an order for closure before one
would be reported. Whether or not that
policy should be i. dopted in this congress I
am not prepared t say. But it was a wise
and safe measure hen."
There is si ill iothing but spec-latior
possible concerning the regular commit
tees, Speaker Crisp listens to all sugges
tions, requests ami recommendations from
members and others, but says nothing.
Bland and Springer, who had been
marked by the w seacres for decapitation
as chairmen of the committee on coinage,
weights, and measures and ways and means,
respectively, were-.-iosete I with the speaker
Tor an hour or so. separately. They cam
' out of his room smiling and apparently
i confident, and the latter insists that he
will again be at the head of the leading
committee of the house.
Only Listened to a Prayer.
Washington, A jg. 10. About the only
thing the senate did was listen to the
prayer of the c.i plain, which was a eu
logy of the late Senator Stanford. On a
motion to adjourn offered by Gorman, so
that the Democratic senatorial caucus
could proceed, the following Republicans
voted aye: Dubios of Idaho, Jones of
Nevada, Perkins of California, Power of
Nevada, Teller and Wolcott all silver
Silver Advances in Price.
Washington. Aug. 10. The treasury
department purchased 117,000 ounces of
silver at W.7515 an ounce. The price paid
is nn advance of 4 cents over the price
on the first pure mse day of the month
Aug. 2 and is L U-20 cents above the
amount paid for silver on Monday.
Rowing Regatta" at Detroit.
Detroit. Aug. 1. The National Asso
ciutiou of Amateur Oarsmen had a fine
day for its first series of races. Following
are results: Senior singles first heat,
McDowell, of Chicago; second, Hedley, of
Newark; third, Ryun, of Toronto. Senior
fours first heat. N. Y. A. C. team; second
Wyandottes. Jun or singles Erst heat.
Hall; second, Russell. Eight-oared shell
Dauntless team, of New York. Inter
national fours first heat, Minnesotas;
They Concede a Conple of Points.
TorEKA, Kan., Aug. 10. The state ex
ecutive council held a special meeting to
discuss President Cleveland's mesflAcrp tn
congress. The members were unanimously
in imui ui iroe cuiuage, ana sent the fol
lowing telegram to Senators Peffer and
Martin: "Thenresidentin hl irigum ..l-.
no con. promise. Give none. Free coinage
is to i oy aecree oi me executive council
cf the state of Kansas." The council u
somoosed of Pooulista,
The Mystery as to J. B. Mere,
25TH OF JULY
A Chicago Man Drop due of Sight at St.
Louis After an Extraordinary Order for
Whisky that Cave the Porter a Panic
Troubled, So the Doctor Say. With
i J1 J'Tt,'a'a " Relatrei Searching
ST. Lofls. Aug. 10. James B. Meredith,
s man of family and affairs. late of Chi
cago, later of Dallas, 'ei., and later of the
St. Louis City hospital, is misf ing and his
absence, dating from July 25, is taking the
shape of a first-class mystery. Some
weeks before his advent In this city he left
his home at 94 Twenty-fifth street, Chi
cago, to take a position at Dallas, Tex.
When he left Chicago he is said by those
who know him best to have had with him
fully toX) in money. He remained in Dal
las but a few weeks and while there claim
ed to be ill, finally resigning his position
for that reason, as he claimed in writing
to his friends.
Remarkable Order for Tanglefoot.
The real cau-e of his leaving Dallas now
seems to be too much conviviality. He
came to St. Louis and sought lodgings at
the Leland hotel. About the first thing
he did was to ring the porter and give
him an order for twelve drinks of whisky
in twelve glasses, each glass to be accom
panied by . its own appropriate felass of
water and the whole to be arranged on a
tray in two geometrical rows. The porter
tarried in the room but just long enough
to give apparently respectful hearing to
the order, and thn broke for the bar
roombut not to get the l;quor.
Thought He Had the " Kattenjammer."
He told the proprietor that there was a
man with "katzenjatn.ner" in No. 10, and
advised that the police be called to take a
look at him. Dr. Warren G. Priest came
over and scrutinized the patient and or
dered him sent to the city hospital, diag
nosing his case as one of neurasthenia. On
July 25 he was discharged, and the entry
"partially cured" completed the hospital
record. le had left at the Leland a trunk
and a valise, and carried a fine gold watch
and a well filled pooketbook. He did not
return to the Leland,
A Chicago Mas on the Trail.
About a week ago a gentleman claiming
to be Meredith's father-in-law, giving the
name of W. H. Fuller, of Chicago, called
on the police of this city and was placed ia
possession of what the police knew of the
case. W. H. Fuller,.Meredith's father-in-law,
wrote the missing man a note before
leaving St. Louis. The note gives Fuller's
address as "94 Twenty-fifth street, Chi
cago." Had "Blowed In" That Money.
It was reported after Meredith's com
mitment to the city hospital, on the 19th
of July, that he had a large sum of money
wheu taken in charge by the police, but
this was an error, as only (21. were in
his possession when the police got him.
He is said to have had trouble that preyed
upon his mind.
OHIO'S DEMOCRACY MEETS.
A Reaolntlon Committee of Which Every
Member Is a Silver Man.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 10. The Democratic
state convection met here today, being
called to order by Chairman Crites, of f e
state -comm ttee. The hall was packed
and the del egations were full from each
county and very enthusiastic, lu calling
the conven Jon to order Crites made a brief
address, dointr little more than inform the
delegates vrhat "they are hero for."
S. H. Largar, of Columbus, was tempo
rary chairman and bis address declared
the state of Ohio a normally Democratic
state. The resolutions committtee was at
work last night on a platform. It is com
posed entirely of free silver men.
Captured the Robber of Pollock.
Kansas Citt, Aug. 10. James Burke,
alias Kid McCoy, alias Frank Shercliff
and with several other assumed names,
has been arrested at Gillman, Colo., by
Pinkerton men, charged with the robbtry
of15,000 from W. G. Pollock, diamond
salesman, on a train near Sioux City .ast
November. JThe Pinkerton agent here
says that he has been positively identified
Another Choleraic Patient.
Quarantine. Aug. i. The following
bulletin has been issed by Dr. Jenkins:
Vincenzt C gliostro, aged 23 years, a pass
enger of the steamer Karamania, was re
moved from Hoffman Ilun 1 to the hos
pital at Swinburne Island suffering with a
slight diarrhoea. The bacteriological ex
minntion reveals the presence of the spiril
lum of Asiatic cholera.
The Political Auassin Abroad.
Champau n. 111.. Aug 10. The attempt
ed assassin -tion of Editor E. B. Chapin,
of The Champaign News, has given this
town a sensation which will last for
many days. The assault was undoubtedly
due to polit'cal hatred, and Chapin came
very near paying with his life for his at
tacks on his political opponents.
Armour ISuy e500.0U0 bold.
Chicago, Aug. in. Armour & Co. have
bought tvVMJ.OOU of go! i in Europe for im
mediate importation. This is said to b
the first purchase of this kind ever tr -de
by a purely commercial house. Furt-et
purchases of the same kind are contem
plated National Rank to Resume.
Louisville, Ky.. Aug 10 One of the
four suspended national bauks will re
sume sooner than expected, aud the others
will not be far behind. The Fourth Na
tional will be the first. Its officers expect
to open its doors next Monday.
Gone Out on a Sympathy Strike.
Macon. Mo., Aug. 10. -All the coal
miners 100 in number employed by the
Kansas Coal company at Ardmore, Macon
county, have gone out on a strike in sym
pathy with the Kansas strikers.
The State CuU Wages.
Madison, Wis.. Aug. 10. The state
board of control has made a general re
duction of wages averaging S per cent, in
all state hospitals, prisons, reform schools,
blind and dumb institutes, etc ;
Steel Plant to Resume. ,
Pueblo, Oolo., Aug. 10. The steel plant
of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company
here will resume operations Monday with
full force of 1,600 men, after a shut down
for three weeks for repairs.
Ormonde, the great English race horse
who won all the classic event3 over there,
has arrived at New York in good condi
tion. He is the property of W. O'B. Mac
donough, who gave f 150,0f) for him.
Charles W. Townley, of Chicago, used
$800 belonging to his wife without her
knowledge to' speculate with, lost it and
then committed suicide.
Another man has hit on the proper
treatment for whitecaps. A mob attacked
John F. Wiler, of Sweet Springs, W. Va.,
and he killed one and fatally wounded
The fire in Pennsylvania colliery, Sham
okirij Pa., has been extinguished and
work will be resumed, giving employment
to 2,000 hand "2 XTJtJS Z&j
Tue mrort statiug that the First Nation
al oankof Hutchinson, Kan.,hadbeen per
mitted to open up for business by Comp
troller Eckels, should have read "The
Hutchinson National bank," the First Na
tional had not been closed.
Rolnrt II. Coleman, the Lebanon (Pa.)
iron king, has made an assignment. The
liabilities are $5,000,000 and the assets $10,
O.W.KO, but they cannot bo realized upon.
The Oklahoma statehood convention at
El Reno voted to appoint a committee to
prepare a memorial to congress showing
the reasons and necessities why Oklahoma
should be admitted to immediate state
hood, in connection with the IndianTerri
tory. Governor Osborne, of Wyoming, will not
appoint any one to the senatorsbip mada
vacant by the resignation of A. C. Beck'
with until the senate shall have decided
whether or not a senator appointed after
the failure of the legislature to elect is
entitled to a seat.
Checks marked "payable through, the
clearing house" are coming into use as
current money in Philadelphia.
The Illinois state board of equalization
has elected David Gore as chairman and
W. H. Eubanks secretary.
Attorney General Moloney has decided
that railroads are not compelled to build
stations at small towns in Illinois.
Nat Parker, supposed to be from Chi
cago, was found dead in bed in a Minne
apolis hotel. Death u supposed to have
been caused by an overdose of morphine.
The woods all along the north shore of
Lake Superior from Two Harbors to Grand
Portage are afire and burning fiercely.
The Cadwallader flouring nvll at Fos
toria, O., was blown up by a boiler explo
sion, and G. Davis, secretary of the mill,
and Fred C. Myers, bookkeeper, being in
the office over the engine room, lost their
The village of Millbrook, in Dutchess
county, N. Y.. counts eleven millionaires
among its residents.
David S. Patterson, of Nebraska, is 73
years old, and has been totally blind from
infancy, and yet he has invented and re
cently patented an improvement in the
driving gear of locomotives.
Tried to Destroy Church Records.
North Platte, Neb., Au?. 10, A party
of men secured an entrance in the rear
door of the Roman, Catholic church at thii
place and drilled a hole in the top of the
safe, which was used for the purpose oi
keeping records, and exploded dynamite
within, blowing the door off and arousing
the neighborhood. The parties mounted
horses and escaped.
Cannot Leave Their Husiness.
New Yohk. Aug. 10. The following no
tice, issued from the office of the Ameri
can Bankers' association, explains itself:
"The executive council of the American
Bankers' association have decided to post
pone to a future day, hereafter to be fixed,
the convention advertised to be held at
Chicago, Sept. 6-7 proximo. This action
is owing to ihe present crisis and the iu
ability of bank btficers to eave their posts
Organized Incendiarism in Frisco.
Fkesno, Cal., Aug. 10. Anonymous let
ters have been received by one of the losers
in Sunday's big fire and by City Marshal
Morgan, stating that an organization had
been effected in San Frarcisco for the pur
pose of bu ruing property here. Armrf
guards wiil be stationed about the packing
houses and warehouses at night in future.
There have been several incendiary tires
since that of Sunday.
Failure of a Conceionalre.
Chicago, Aug. 10. -Judge Dunne has ap
pointed the Equitable Trust company re
ceiver for the New England Clam Bake
company, one of the con cession aires doing
business at t'ue World's fair.
FloriBt Convene at I-oula.
St. Lolls. Aug. 10. -The Society cf
American Florists is holding its annua'
eession here. About 250 delegates are In
He Is Candidate for Governor.
Des Moines, la., Aug 10. Lafayette
Young, editor of The Evening Capital oi
this city, prints in his paper these few
words to the Republicans of Iowa: "Th
editor of The Iowa Capital is a candidat
for governor and solicits your support."
Nature's Wise Provision.
Husband Do you know that every time
a woman gels angry she adds a new wrinkle
to her face?
Wife No, I did not, but if it is so I pre
sume it is u wise provision of nature to let
the world know what sort of a husband a
woman has. Exchange.
Making Rash Wagers.
A Chester man made a bet of 58 that he
could find six women in that city who
would marry him, and he won it- Now
he's ready to give 50 to anybody who will
show him a way to get out of his engage
ments. Ixmdon Tit-Bits.
Dr. Pierre's Pleas
ant Pellets. To
begin with, they're
the smallest, and
the easiest to take.
seeds. Every child
is reaay iar TDem.
Then, after they're taken, instead of dis
turbing and shocking the system, tbev act
in a mild, easy, and natural way. There's
no chance for any reaction afterward. Their
help lasts. Constipation, Indigestion, fcilious
Attacks, Sick or Bilious Headaches, and all
derangements of the liver, stomach, and
bowels are promptly relieved and pernuuv
They're put up in glass vials, which keeps
them always fresh and reliable, unlike tM
ordinary pills in wooden or pasteboard
And they Ye the cheapest pills yon can buy,
for they're guaranteed to give satisfaction,
or your money is returned. You pay only
for the 9000! you get.
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Checks or certificates on all Savings banks accepted in pavm. ;.: .
jrooils ami in settlement of aeeount.
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ell and gives you what you pay for- comfort and satisfaction:
Will accept Rock Island Savings Bank certificates of de
posits in payment of goods and accounts.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots '. 12, 14, 17c
White granite plates, 5in 03c
" Tin Ooc
" side dishes 05c
' covered sujrars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
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A Clearing Sale
0 All of the above goods will be sold at and Below
Cost to make room for the Fall stock.
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