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THE ARGUS, frliluAY, AUGUST 11, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
ABSOUUTELY P URE
STKUCK OX A PLAN.
House Democrats Talk Each
Other to a Standstill.
WHOLE DAT PUT IN NEGOTIATING.
Followed by a Xlglit Meeting IVhlrh I
Productive of a Scheme by Which the
Silver Qneotton May Be Brought to a
Crisis I'.-Millan Ilropped from the
Roles Committee, and the Probable
Washington-, Aujz. 11. Another day
bad passed and the two wing of the ma
jority in the house of representatives are
apparently as far as ever from an agree
ment upon the method of conducting the
proposed discussion of the silver question,
when at night a plan was
presented that looks as though it
would be acceptable to both factions.
The day was spent in fruitless conferences
oi the subject, and because no progress
hai been made in the negotiations the
house was compelled to adjourn for lack of
anything to engage its Attention. TLe
two committees representing the silver
and anti-silver forces seemed to be playing
for position, each desiring to assume the
initiative, but of what avail the point of
advantage sought will be it is difficult to
discern among the mass of rumors that
are afloat. From all these and from the
statement by members of the conference
regarding their proceedings, the positions
of the two parties were these.
Propositions That Were Proposed.
The anti-silver men, led by Bourke
Cockran, proposed that a bill shall be in
troduced to repeal he purchasing clause
of the Sherman law and that a vote shall
be taken upon that proposition first. If it
be sgreed to amendments may be offere.l
providing for the free coinage of silver
and a vote be taken on them.
The free coinage men offered a counter
proposition, to wit: That the bill outlined
by the free silver caucus thall be intro
duced, providing for a repeal coupled with
free coinage; that any amendments de
sired may lie offered and that a rote shall
be taken At the end of t.hren irpekB de
This was cot acceptable to the anti-silver
men, who insisted.it is said, upon a
vote first npon the proposition to uncondi
tionally repeal the purchase clause.
Had to .lve It l"p far the Day.
It was impossible .apparently for the
committees to ci.uie together, and after
several consultations and two joint meet
ings adjourned for the day. The free coin
age men were represented in the confer
ences by Bland, Boatner.Culberson, Bryan,
Bailey, Bankhead. Oates and Lane; the un
conditional repealers by Cockran, Tracey,
Hatter, Kayner.Catchings, Lapham, Geiss
heimer. Coombs, Fitch, Wilson, of West
Virginia and John Dewitt Warner. Con
siderable interest was added to the situa
tion by the fact that Secretary Carlisle
visited the Capitol in the course of the
morning and was in consultation in the
library with Cockran, Tracey and Rayner.
He also called on Speaker Crisp in the lat
ter's room and remained some time.
A Moses Is liadljr Needed.
"The statesman who can suggest a plan
for llie immediate consideration of the re
peal of the Sherman law satisfactory to
both the gold and silver men, and which
will speedily result in a vote of the house
on this question," said a prominent mem
ber of congress, "deserves the thanks
of the country." But the Moses who can
lead both factions out of the financial
wilderness had not yet appeared. These
antagonistic forces, while stubborn in their
demands and confident of ultimate success,
were yet hopeful that some mutual agree
ment would be reached.
ANTI-SILVER STRIKES AN IDEA.
A Plait That 'Will Be Proposed to the
White Metal Men.
Last night a plant was formulated by
the anti-silver committee which it is be
lieved will le acceptable to the free coin
age committee and that at the meeting to
day the conference will request the com
mittee on rules to report an order to the
bouse covering the arrangement. It is
that the house proceed to the discussion
of a bill providing for the repeal of the
purchasing clause of the Bherman law,
that opportunity le given to offer an
amendment providing for the free coinage
of silver at a ratio to be agreed upon by
the silver men, if that is possible; if not,
then votes shall be taken upon the differ
ent ratios proposed. If free coinage at
any ratio be rejected, an amendment may
be offered similar to the bill of 178, limit
ing the purchase of bullion and amount of
This failing, a vote to be taken upon the
bi'.l us introduced or line- nditiotial re
peal. The discussion is to last two weeks,
with the privilege to any menilier who
fails to get a hearing of printing his re
marks in the Itecord. It will be observed
that in this proposition the first vote to be
taken will lie upon the free coinage and
the lust upon the unconditional repeal of
the purchasing clause. The anti-silver
men surrender their demand that the first
vote be taken on unconditional repeal, and
if the silver meu accept the proposition
they will abandon the demand that their
caucus bill must be the basis of action.
The situation was greatly simplified by
the action of a conference held at the resi
dence of Secretary Carlisle, at which nearly
forty gentlemen, including the leaders of
the anti-silverites, were present. A general
discussion of the proposition submitted by
the ami-silver committee was had, and it
wus ugreed to .take the affirmative on ev
ery proposition. The. conference lasted
neurly two hours, and at its conclusion
those in attendance c6ngratulated them-
' selves that tbe action taken was the best
under the circumstances. .
A proposition vill be made to the silver
men touay to close the debate in ten days
and then vote on the different propositions
regarding je coinage, different ratios and
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an nnconaiuoni t repeat. cocKran anu
the other anti-silver leaders expressed
themselves as hopeful that this plan will
be agreed to. While it cannot be positive
ly stated, it is more than probatle that the
bill will be intro lueed in the house today,
at any rate not H ter than Monday, after
which deliate will be commenced.
Silver Del tyed In the Senate.
When the finaiice committee of the sen
ate came together Voorhees.the chairman,
announced that the majority wished time
to discuss and agree upon a line of action,
and therefore desired that the silver ques
tion fhould not be brought forward at
the meeting. By next Tuesday's meetiug,
he hoped that tbe subject would be in
order. The Hep iblicau members of the
committee, save Senator Jones, of Nevada,
announced that they were ready at once to
proceed to discussion and action, as the
president had called attention to the need
of speedy legislal ion. But as they realized
that a simple exr ression of the wish of the
majority was eqt.ivalenf.to a formal mo
t:on, which wovld uniubtedly prevail,
tbey made no fiuther resistance.
M'MILLAN GETS A SURPRISE.
Re Is Dropped ss a Member of the Rules
Washington, Aug. 11. The announce
ment by Speaker Crisp of the committee
on rules, just bt fore the adjournment of
the house, creattd considerable surprise.
Up to that time not a single intimation
had been mrde of the intention of Crisp to
supplant McMillan with Outhwaite, and
when the chng was comprehended there
wasageneral inqi iry: "What does it mean?
What was the occasion for it?" Many
were the theories propounded as answers.
No one was more surprised than McMillan
himself wheL he learned the fact. In the
confusion tkat prevailed at the time he
did not catch the names as they were read,
and it was not until Reed walked over to
his seat to i sk why his name had been
dropped that he knew he was no longer
one tf the "big flva."
To a reporter for the United Press Mc
Millan said he did not care to discuss the
matter it would not be seemly nor courte
ous for him to do so. Tbe speaker was
charged with the duty of organizing the
committees of the house and he was not to
be criticised for his intelligent and patri
otic discharge of that duty. There was
nothing peisonal in the action, he was
sure, for there had never been the slightest
friction at any of t he meetings of the com
mittee. A gentleman acquainted with
the facts said that in McMillan's fifteen
years' service as a member of the house he
had never gone himself nor sent any one
to the speaker wit a reference to his com
mittee assignments, except in response to
a summons from that official. .
It was sugtented that Onthwaite's well-
known and ardent advocacy of a repeal of
the Sherman law might account for the
change, but this vas" discredited by Mc
Millan himsel', wl o said be was satisfied
that could have no influence upon the
speaker's determination, for the latter had
no knowledge at least from him of Mc
Millan's position n that regard. It was
learned that McM llan regards the Sher
man law as a very unwise, if not danger
ous measure, and he can, therefore, prob
ably be counted 01 to vote for the repeal
of the silver purch.ismg clause.
A friend of Speaker Crisp said the reason
for t,he chang", in his opinion, lay in the
suggestion that ha 1 been frequently made
during the Fifty-second congress that there
should be a northern Democrat on the
committee. "That and that alone accounts
for the change. W hen the committee was
formed two years ago," he continued, "the
party had just passed through a fierce
fight for the sptakership, and it was
deemed best to put a representative of
each of the two faoi ions in the committee.
So Mr. Catchings was chosen from tLe
Crisp ranks md Mr. McMillan from those
who opposed hiin. This year there was no
fight of that kind ,n hand, and the way
was clear for adop' ing the suggestion re
garding a northern Democrat."
PIGURES ON THE CROPS.
A General Declinee on All Cereals Dur
ing the Present Month.
Washington. An; 11. The August, re
: port of the statiscian of the department of
. agriculture shows l hat the condition of
corn has declined a little over 6 per cent.
' during the past mo ltb, the average for the
' month being 87 against 93.2 for the month
of July, This decline is due m the main
to the drought. The averages in the
principal states are: Ohio, 83; Indiana, 70;
Illinois, 81; Iowa, 11 12; Missouri, 95; Kan
sas, 83; Nebraska, 84.
There is a considerable, falling off in the
condition of spring wheat in the last
month, amounting io something over ten
points, the average condition the present
month beiug C7, at- against 77.4 for the
month of July. Th-s condition by states
is as follows: W is -onsin, 70; Minnesota,
C7; Nebraska, W; Soi th Dakota, !3; North
Dakota, GO; Iowa, 87. This decline of ten
points is the result i f the too high temper
ature and deficient rainfall in the spring
The condition of s tring rye in August U
78.5, as aitainst 8'.i u the month of July.
The condition of oat has f.ille ten points
since the July repoit, being .1.1 as com
pared with lust month, while in Au
gust, 18!I2, it stood at 8C 2. It is the lowest
condition reported in "August for manv
years. The August returns for bariey show
a slight decline in conditio ! from that of
last month, being St. !, against 85.3 iu July.
In the Senate and House.
WrASHlXGT(X, Auk. 11. Gorman's mo
tion in the senate that adjournment be to
Monday was vigorously opposed by the
Republicans, except i he silver men, and a
record of each vote demanded. But that
motion and the one io adjourn uo busi
ness having been don i were both carried,
silver Republicans voting aye. ,
In the house the same policy of delay
obtained. The Dem )crats first took a re
cess and then adjourned for the day, Re
publicans fighting bo ,h propositions. The
only business done wi s the appointment on
the rules committee sf the speaker, Catch
ings, Outhwaite. Reel, and Burrows.
Bourke Cockran denies the report that
he has left t.he Tammany organisation.
NOW THE SOLDIEKS
They Adopt the Methods of
MORE LAWLESSNESS IN TENNESSEE.
State Troops Take a Man from His House
an'Aveiifc-e" the Death of a Comrade
A Miner Forced to Olve Evidence by
Being Strung Cp Probability of Further
Bloodshed In the Coal Creek District.
Kxopville, Aug. 11. Dick Prummond,
the assassin of Private William Loughery
at Briceville, Monday bight, was taken
from his boardiag-house and hanged from
a high railroad trestle near that village.
The deed is supposed to have been commit
ted by a number of Fort Anderson sol
diers, who were comrades of the murdered
private. After the lynching Drummond
was left hanging to the trestle until morn
ing, when his body was cut down and tbe
coroner's inquest held, which reported
death at the hands of unknown persons.
Miners Threaten the Miliitary.
The affair created the greatest excite
ment in the mining districts, and many
were the threats made against the soldiers.
The evidence against Drottmond was ob
tained by the stringing up of a. miner
named Elkins, who, to save himself from
death at the hands of the soldiers, di
vulged the whole story, which implicated
Drummond and a miner named Moore.the
last named of whom escaped. Dave
Woods, a notorious character, was run out
of the district to keep from being lynched.
A Thousand Men on a Strike.
When the news of the trouble first be
came known in Knox ville some excitement
was caused, and the universal opinion of
all is that the lab r riots of last summer
are about on the eve of repetition One
thousand miners have gone .out on a gen
eral strike from the thl teen mines located
in and around Coal Creek, and Briceville,
, Troops In Readiness to Move.
A dispatch received from Lieutenant
Fiffe at Fort AnderJ -xorroborates the
above, and says that trouble is feared,
thmifrh thev am fnllv rirenAred to meat
any emergency. Company D, of this city
is now in readiness, mad 'Will go to Coal
Creek at a moment's no tic.
A FATHER SHOOTi HIS SON.
Shocking Affair la Which the Murderer Is
70 Years Old.
London, Aug. 11. "I will hang like Van
Loon. He stole my money, and I am
justified in what I have done," were the
words of an aged and prominent merchant
of this city as he entered the murderer's
cell at the Madison County jail. It was
one of tbe most thrilling murders that
has occurred in the history of the county.
Thomas Creamer, and aged and respected
grocery merchant and naloonist of this
city, slot and killed his son, Ollie,
The cause of the shooting was that the
father had accused the son of stealing
money from his pockets daring the night.
The matter came up in the Creamer gro
cery room, and three shots were fired, tak
ing effect in the son's breast and killing
him instantly. The father is aged about
70 years and the son 40.
The Detroit Rowing Rogatta.-, :
Detroit, Aug. 11. Following were the
winners in the races of the national ama
teur regatta: Senior singles, John J. Ry
an, of Toronto, in li :24; junior singles,
W. E. F. Payne, Toronto, in 10:arV; double
seulls, John Gray and Roiiert Cur
ran, Buffalo, in 9:44J; senior fours,
a fluke, Wyandottes disquali
fied for fouling and Argonauts and
Minnesotas ordered to row over. Junior
fours, Wyandottes, in 9:2H1: senior pairs,
Standish ard Lynn, Detroits, in 10:03;
senior eights, Atlantas, no competitors, in
7:53 4-5; international fours, New York
Athletic club, in fi:07.
The Strip Open in a Few Days.
Washington, Aug. 11. General Scho
field has sent the following telegram to
General Miles, commanding the depart
ment of the Missouri: "In anticipation of
a proclamation by the president to clear
the Cherokee Strip cf all unauthorized
persons until such time as the occupation
of that land may be authorized by the
president, you will please have in readi
ness the necessary military force to
promptly remove absolutely unauthorized
persons from that strip and keep it clear
until its occupation is authorized by the
president's proclamation. That proclama
tion may be expected in a few days."
Covers All Sorts of Shops.
Chicago, Aug. 11. Proprietors of what
are known as 'sweat shops" have denied
the right of factory inspectors appointed
under an act of the last assembly to enter
and examine their premises. The chief in
spector of the for;e wrote toAttorney Gen
eral Moloney for an opinion on the subject
and in reply is told that the law covers all
kinds of shops and factories, .and is not
confined to those mentioned in its first sec
tion. - '
Blonde and Her Dad Worth lO.OOO.OOO.
New York, Aug. 11. It is reported
here that Secretary Herbert and Miss
Sallie Brown, joungest daughter of ex
Senator Joseph E. Brown, are engaged to
be married. Miss Brown is a blonde and
is still on the sunny side of 30. She is a
woman of literary tastes and many social
graces. Her father is worth JlO.dOO.OOO.
Another Indian Prince Arrives.
NEW Youk, Aug. Jl. Another East In
dian prince arrived in this city ou his way
to the World's fair. His card gives his
name and title as Maharajah Sir Waghji
Thokore, sahib of Morvi. Vith' him is his
son, his highness the PrinCe Lukdhieji.
Colonel Humfrey, of the British army, is
with them. '
Death of an Eminent Pennsylvania!!.
Pittsburg, Aug. 11. George Shiras, one
of Pittsburg's oldest pioneers, is dead.
This honored head of an illustrious fam
ily was in his 80th year. His son. Associ
ate Just:ce Shiras. of the supreme court of
the United States, arrived at his father's
bedside a few hours previous to his death.
Two More Dead at Danville.
Daxville, Ills., Aug. 11. Two more
bodies have been recovered in the Big
Four wreck. One was Andrew Wallace,
a tailor. His family is supposed to be in
Peoria. The other was William Cross, a
bricklayer, who has worked at Decatur.
Preacher Arrested as a Burglar.
Kansas City, Aug. 11. The Rev. J. T
Brown, of Waupun, Wis., was arrested at
St. Joseph, Mo., while committing a burg
lary. He had two preacher's half fare per
mits. He declines to explain bis actions.
ITerman Brendel, son of a prominent
Galena, 111., merchant, has disappeared.
It is feared that he was either drowned or
The First National bank of Nashville,
Tenn., has closed its doors. Its individual
deposits amount to tl,005,507. The City
Savings bank, of the same city, has de
sided to suspend payment for sixty days.
The assets are $151,499 and deposits HO, -707.
Fire started h a cigarette at Sidell, III.,
destroyed the greater part of the business
portion of tbe town, involving a loss of
rlOO.OOO; insurance, f25.000.
Obituary At Lincoln, Neb., Bennett
Goldsmith, member of the state legisla
ture. At High wood, Vont., Colonel M. J,
Learning, aged C7, who was private secre
tary to President Johnson and a member I
of a Chicago regiment during the war. At
Washington, Rear Admiral Thornton A.
Jenkins, aged 81. At Boston, William
Bowers, a well-known newspaper man.
William T. W. Ball, the dramatic critic,
George W. Porth, of Milwaukee, has
been appointed reading clerk of the Uni
ted States senate.
Two persons have died of yellow fever at
Pensacola, Fla., and everybody who can do
to is leaving the city.
The international Socialist congress at
Zurich has approved the establishment of
n eight-hour working day.
John W. Mackay has been successfully
operated upon at New York for the remov
al of the vermiform appendix.
Ex-Attorney General Garland is paying
bis annual visit to his summer borne at
Hominy Hill, near Little Roclc
General Fitz John Porter, has been ap
pointed cashier of the general postoffice in
New York. The salary attaching to the
place is $2,600 a year.
Eighteen banks of New Orleans are
united in an agreement to suspend pay
ments until further notice, because to
force their collaterals upon the depressed
market or to call in loans at this time
would mean general disaster.
Fire at Allegan, Mich., burned the mill
of Stanley & Ambler, and other manu
facturing property. Loss $30,000, partly in
lured. One hundred armed men will build a
town in the Cherokee strip and make it a
county seat in spite of government orders,
For years a county seat war has raged in
Worth county, Ga., and now for a third
time the court house has been fired and
burned, and at last all tbe records of the
county have been destroyed.
Orders for new currency upon a deposit
of bonds by national banks have already
reached $16,901,230 since Aug. 1.
Kentucky Convicts Are Desperate.
Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 11. The convicts
made another daring attempt to blow up
the penitentiary with nitro-glycerine, but
were foiled by the timely discovery of
Warden Norman, from the quantity of
dynamite, nitro-glycerine and other com
bustibles found in their possession tbey
evidently intended to make a death strug
gle for liberty alter blowing up tbe prison
The Base Ball Record.
Chicago, Aug. 11. Scores on the dia
mond made by the league clubs were:
At Baltimore -Boston 9, Baltimore 7; at
Pittsburg (two games') Louisville tll,
Pittsburg 6; Ixmisville 3, Pittsburg 14; at
Chicago Cincinnati 9, Chicago?; at Wash
ington Brooklyn 4, ashington 1; at
Cleveland St. Luis 4, Cleveland 11; at
New York Philadelphia 5, New York 11.
Will Sue for Their Pay.
Negaunee, Mich., Aug. 11. The miners
discharged by the Buffalo Mining com
pany without pay held a mass meeting
and the claims of the men against tbe
company were placed in the attorneys'
hands at 6 per cent. About f . j,(KM is due
the men discharged.
The Yellow Fever at Pensacola.
Washington, Aug. 11. Surgeon General
Wyman has received a telegram from Pen
sacola, Fla.. stating that witho .t any
warning or known exposure to infe.tion
two fatal cases of yellow fever have oc
curred there. There are no other cases at
this time that are even suspicions and the
greatest precautions have been taken to
prevent the spread of the terror. The
United States will use vigorous measures
to help stamp it out, as a navy yard is situ
ated ut that place.
Claasen Gets a Pardon.
Washington. Aug. 11. The president
has pardoued Peter J.Claasen.the wrecker
of the Sixth National bank at New York.of
which he was president. Clausen was
charged with embezzling, abstracting and
misappropriating the funds of the Sixth
National bank and ol making false entries,
and ou conviction was sentenced March 18,
ISM, to fix years' imprisonment in the
A Fine House Cat.
From The Pioneer Mail we learn that
Mrs. J. S. Mackay has a superb snow leop
ard at Kulu, in the Punjab. Though the
animal is nearly full grown, he is practical
ly free and lies about the house all day like
a huge cat or romps with his mistress.
His ultimate destination is the Zoological
gardens of London. Should he be brought
oyer alive be will oe the only animal of his
kind in Europe. Loudon Nature,
The Blows Were Distributed.
Counsel Well, after the prisoner gave
you a blow what happened?
Prosecutor He gave me a third one.
Counsel You mean a second one.
Prosecutor No, sir. I landed him the
second one! Exchange.
and hollow cheeks,
and dull, sunken
eyes, don't always
mean that a woman's
old. Half the time,
they only show that
she's overworked or
suffering. To such
women, to every wo
man who is tired or
alilicted. Dr. Pierce's
safely and certainly
brines back health
and strength. It's a
that corrects and cures; a tonic that invigo
rates and builds up; a nervine that soothes
and strengthens. For all the derangements,
irregularities and weaknesses poculiur to wo
men, it is the only yuarunteed remedy. If
it doesn't benoiit or cure, you have your
It won't do to experiment with Ca
tarrh. There's the constant danger of
driving: it to the lunps. You cau have a
perfect and permanent cure with Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Keniedy.
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