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THK AKGUS. SATURDAY, AUGUST llSiKJ.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
si m m
LONG TALK BEGUN.
An Oratorical Cyclone Opens
in the House.
SILVER THE BURDEN OF THE STORM ;
The Anti-Silver Compromise Accepted and
the Great Qnention Goe to the Front
Rayner Open in Opposition to the
White Metal and Bland Predicts a Bolt
If Hi Side I Sat I'pon The Two Propo
sit Ion The President's Health.
Washington, Anft. 12. The pi n ur
s??stel nv the anti-silrer men bv which to
K -t tlie silver question "on" in the house!
h i liet-n agreed to, and the question is
"on" for two weeks nt least. This whs st-t-tl
il np nt a meeting held liefore fie
ho ise met hy the leaders of the two fac- j
tion of Democrats, so that when the house
w is rendr for business the iro?rainine was (
at once eniered upon, and developed as it j
Is written in the following. Of course the 1
house was excited before mid after the
p"aker's gravel fell. Members met in I
groups, talking over the situation, and the j
universal quest km was: 'Have the silver
And anti-silver men reached an aree- J
ment?" Silver was on every man's tor.ptie, '
and silver will be on every man's tonguo '.
for the next fortnight.
The Anti-Silver Proposition.
1 he journal having been read, Wilson of
West Virginia arose and offered for pres- J
at consideration a bill to repeal a part of
Vie act approved July 14, is'.t0(the Slier-'
mm act). It provides that so much of the
a-t approved July 14, lsin, as di.ects the!
secretary of the treasury to purchase from
time to time silver bullion to the a;re- '
gate amount of 4.5iyj(H onnces, or so
much thereof ns may be offered in each
month at the market price thereof, not
exceeding $1 for :(T1;' grains of pure sihvr
an 1 to issue in payment for such purchase
treasury nnUs of the United States, be.
and the same is hereby repealed. IJut this J
repeal shall not impair nor in any manner
affect the legal tender quality of the stan
dard silv-r dollars heretofor coined; and
the faith and credit of the United States
are hereby pledged to maintain the parity
of the gold anil silver coin of the United .
States, at the present legal ratio, or such
other ratio as may b? e-tab::shed bylaw.
This is the m.ti- ilvcr proposition.
Tlie Order fur inlderatinn.
Then uprose island with the following
"It is ordered by the house that honse
bill No. 1 shall le taken up for immediate
consideration and considered for fourteen
days. During such consideration night
aessions may be held for debate only, at
the request of either side, the daily ses-
v aiotis to commence at 11 a. m. and con
tinue until 0 p. m. Eleven days of the
debate on tint bill to be given to general
debate, the tin.e to be equally divided
between t he t v.o sides as the sjieaker may
direct. The last three days of debatJ
may lie devoted to the consideration of
the bill and the amendments as herein
provided, under the usual five-minute rule
of the house as in committee of the whole.
General leave to print is hereby granted.
V. Ik ii It Comes to a Vote.
"The vote shall lie taken first on an
amendment providing for the coinage of
silver at the present ratio; if that fails
then a separate vote to be had on a similar
amendment proposing a ratio of 17 to 1; if
that fails, on one proposing a raio of IS to
1; if that fails, one proposing a ratio of lit
to 1; if that fails, one proposing a ratio of
20 to 1. If the nlnive amendments fail it
shall be in order to offer an amendment
reviving the act of Feb. ISTS, restoring
the standard silver dollnr, commonly
known as the Island-Allison act. The vote
then to be taken on the engrossment ul.1
third reading of the bill, as amended, or
on the bill itself, if all amendments slu.ll
have lieen voted down, and on the final
passage of the bill without other interven
ing mot ion,"
Many Sides to tlie Ouestirm.
In reply to inquiries the sjieaker said the
chair had the right of recognition of those
desiring to speak, and would recognize
gentlemen on both sides of the question.
Grosvenor said there were more two sides,
and Simpson remarked that there appeared
to lie so many sides to the queston that the
Kepublicans were not ahlu to distinguish
themselves from the Democrats any more.
It was right that the Populist party should
Lave an allotment of time, and he sug
gested that the nitrnliers of that party tie
Riven three hours. Henderson said he
wanted it understood that there was not
Roing to be two sides both eontroled by
A Iteptililican Ki-to-l Man.
Bowers of California, the only Republi
can who went into the free silver caucus,
tiaid the issue was be ween those who
favored free silver and those who opposed
it and he did not propose to have anti sil
verKepublicnnscontrolliiighis part of the
time. Then there was a little fight ovir
callini: the previous question, during
which Island and "Joe" Cannon got into a
controversy which was animated and
unintelligible and was stopped by the
speaker. Cannon gained the point of
having the yeas and nays called on the
previous question and in due time it was
ordered 217 to 100.
FREE COINAGE AT THE OLD RATIO.
Text of the Bill Bland Offered a a Substi
tute. The free silver men had been at work on
the measure they want adopted by he
house, and Bland had it in his pocket
when the house convened. As soon as the
pievious question bad been voted, he rose
and offered it, as follows:
"Section 1. That from and after the
passage of this act all holders of silver bul
lion to the amount of (100 or more, of
Ptaudard weight and fineness, shall be en
titled to have the same coined at the ruinu
of the United States into silver dollars of
the weight and fineness provided for in
section 2, of this act.
"Sec. That the silver dollar provided
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
for in this act shall cc nsist or grains
of standard s.lver. said dollar to be leg..l
tender for all debts, dues and demands,
both public and private
"Sec. !. The holders of the silver dollars
herein provided for staiJl be entitled to de
posit the same and r-ceive silver certiii
cates in the manner provided bylaw for
the standard silver dollar.
"Sec. 4. So much of the act of July 14,
ls&O, as requiies the n ontbly purchase of
4,500,000 ounce of silver bullion be and
the same is hereby repealed."
Thus the issue was i iade up and the ar
gument began at once. Rayner of Mary
land opened for the anti-silver side, and
declared that withoit an internationul
agreement it was foily for the United
States to continue the issue of silver dol
lars at me ratio of It to l. tie was run
forced by Brown of In liana, who in a brie:
speech advocated the repeal of the Sht-r
man act conditionally or unconditionally
Bland was put forwarl to return the fusil
la-.le of argument and eloquence, and h
performed his part without detracting
from his reputation is the leader of tlx
silver forces on the tloir. He was followed
by the l'opnlist memlier from Colorado
IVnce, who constitute.! himself a bul
wark for the protection of silve and b;
Wheeler of Alabama, who demanded a
greater volumeof currency. The fiuht was
stul on when at 5 o'clock the house 1
journed for the day.
ELAND LAYS DCWN THE LAW.
I Iter Annihilation Ptedicted for an Anti
Tlie debate was not very interesting un
til Miami got up. The i rguments in favor ol
the anti-silver rosition were gone ov. t
again, but very brieflx , Rayner, who spoke
on that side the longest, only holding the
floor for twenty-five n inutes. Both sides
held that tb- Democn tic platform was the
basis of their stand, and Bland charged
the other side with a'landoning the plat
form. He reiterated the allegation that
the present depression was a conspiracy to
secure the repeal of tlie Sherman law, the
only law that recognized silver in this
country. He had no doubt of th consnir-
acy. If the demands of the filver men
were not complied wito there would be a
Coin silver at the ra:e of 16 to 1, said he,
If Europe refused to t ccept that ratio the
effect would tie to divi-rt from Europe all
the trade of every silvt r-producing country
in the world. Could England, be aske L
withstand this withdrawal of trade? Cer
tainly not. It was bimetallism that made
the manufacturers of England so strong
and prosperous. The United States was
the best market in the world for the
manufactured products of Europe; and
that market Europe c mid not have unless
it recognized and arcepted silver at tLe
same value as the L niu-d States did.
"And yet." he said with vehemence..
"we are aske 1 here toi.ay to lay the bloody
hand of confiscation on millions of our
population in order to satisfy the greed of
England. Will congiess do it? Will you
trample down the in eresis of your own
people and destrov the value of one of thj
precious metals, sin ply to gratify the
greed of Wall street a mere agent of
lmbard str -et? It c m not, it shall not
be done. Speaking for the groat mass of
the people of Mississij pi Valley and of the
people west i f it, I say you shad not do it.
And anvboov or any party tuat under
takes to do it, will in God's name be
trampled, as it otigl t to be, in the dust
of condemnation now ;ind in the future.
"1 speak as a Demccrat, but yet as an
American above DeMocrar;,-. We do not
intend that any party shall survive, if we
can help it, that will lay its confiscating
hand on Aii.eJicu in the interest of En
land or of Europe. '1 hat may lie strong
lancu-iiie; but. s;euki:ie to you of the tast-
ern DcmiiciM'v v.c will bid you farcwe
when you it. Now, you cau Hike your
choice i s '.-funing America against Eng
land, ol s.is'iiiniim American industries
and A:i:; nci.ii laborer- against English
uustnes axel L,liglisi. laborers, or ut our
'Tor myself I wil. not support such a
party here or elsewlier-, but will de::( i:::c u
it as un-Democratie and uu-Atr.ericati.
And the D -mocrats engaged i i it I will
ask the people of the country to condemn
as the ag-n'is and tools no, I vriM wile
draw that epithet a- representatives vi
1 the moneyed power anil the moneyed iti-
iterests, instead of Is ing the representa
tives of tie masses of the American peo
I pie. You cannot ho d the Ueir ocrh.j
f party together on that line."
Began Work in the Hotitte.
Washington, Aug. 12. The house has
begun work on the natter presented it
by the president's message. The two
wings of the Democracy agreed on a plan
by which the silver (jitestion should be
taken up, ut d a bill to repeal the silver
purchasing clauses ol' the Sherman act
was introduced by Vilsou of West Vir
ginia, l'lanu imuied ately offered a free
silver bill as a substitute, ami the balance
of the day was devotee to debute, in which
all the arguments ot. the subject were
gone over. The debai e is to last fourteen
cays, the last vote beii g taken on the bill
repealing the purchasing clause of the
Cleveland Make a s,tatcni;iifi
Washington, Aug. 12. 'Wie president
has returned to Gray Gables, after spend
ing a week iu Wahhit &ton. Before leav
ing he made a statement for publication,
in which be &ays that he is not at all cer
tain that his presence here will aid iu the
solution of the silver ( roblem. and that ho
is going back to his su inner home because
his physician" advise him that he needs
more rest if he is to regain his health and
strength. He asks ut tvspaper men to let
The Senate Steering Committee.
Washington, Aug. :2. The Democratic
caucus committee of the 6euate met and
wa in session all day without eoming to
any conclusion as to a plan for the work
of the senate. The steering committee is
as follows: Gorman, Blackburn, Cock rell,
Walthall, Kausom, Vilas, Gray aud White,
Blackburn, Cockrell, Walthall and Ran
som are avowed sjlver men.
Bourke Cockran denies the report that
he has left t.he Tammany organization.
The Crack Cycler Finds None
to Head Him.
k REMARKABLY SPEEDY JTNISH.
The Last Quarter in Six Mile Done in
0:27 and the Record for the Whole
Distance Cut Over Three Minutes
Aquatic Events Flint Trial of the Cup
Defenders a fluke for Want of Wind.
Chicago. Aug. 12. A. A. Zimmerman
won the first of the international cham
pionship races run during the great L. A.
W. meeting. In addition to captuting
that event a ten kilometer dash he re
duced in the same race the six-mile Amer
ican competition record of 1S:40 2-5, made
by Seeley in Xew York last year, to
15:33 3-5. He proved, to, that he was a
long distance as well as a sprint racer by
covering the last quarter in 27 seconds, a
performance that none on earth except
himself had ever equalled. C. T. Knisely,
cf Chicago, who broke the four-mile
record on Wednesday to 10:13, further
chopped that mark to 10:12 1-5 in the same
How He Beat Johnson.
Zimmerman remained well to the rear
to the final lap and then followed John
son in the latter's spurt down the stretch.
Not until he reached the turn, however,
did he lean over his machine and exert
himself. He was then a length behind
the Minneapolis man. He passed John
son half way down and won easily. John
son was tired and lost second place ,o
Bliss. The fractional time was: One
mile, 2.2T 2 5: 2 miles, 5.-03 2-5; 3 miles
7:40 2-5; 4 miles, 10:13 1 5; 5 miles, 12:52: 6
miles, 15:33 3-5; 10 kilometers, I5:5t 1-5.
All the Americans except Bode finished in
front of the foreigners. Osmond, the
Englishman, did not start.
Some Other Notable Wins.
Zimmerman also won the ?a'-mile open
easily. Hoyland Smith an.l Zimmerman
took the empty honors of the 2-mile invi
tation team race, for which they had a
walk-over. Zimmerman also qualified for
the -i mile open, but did not start in the
final, the event going to Tyler. In five
days Zimmerman has been beaten only
once, in a scratch race. A. D. Kennedy, of
Chicago, won the 3-mile handicap with an
allowance of 245 yards in 7.-C?-.', and W. A.
Rhodes, also of Chicago, took he 1-miie.
2 30 class, in 2:43. G. H. Ellithorpe, of
Chicago, won the 3-mile handicap, with a
start of 85 yards, in 1:013-5. V. von Boeck
mann, of Chicago, won the mile novice in
2:54 2 5. The ten kilometer won by Zim
mermann is 6 miles, 1,130 feet.
CUP DEFENDERS ON TRIAL.
A Drifting Match of Baring Machines
Xew York, Aug. 22. The four great enp
defenders met over the ocean course off
Brenton's reef. It was more of a drifting
match than a race, however, and the dis
appointment at nightfall proved equally
as treat as was the interest in the early
morning. It showed one thing, if nothing
more, that the honor of defending the cup,
will be between the Vigilant and Jubilee.
The vessels were still at sea at the latest
report and the winner cannot be given st
this writing. The yachts are the Jubilee,
Vigilant, Colonia and Pilgrim.
Jnrk Dempsejr "ot Insane.
St. Paul, Aug. 12. A great deal of ex
citement was occasioned upon the an
nouncement that Jack Dempsey, the
"Nonpareil," had lieeome insane at St.
Joseph hospital. Inquiry at the hospital
developed th"? fact that Dempsey had leen
in the institution since Mon tay, and had
been sick, having caught co.-l at White
Bear lake. The fact that he is to fight
Burge had caused hiru to have his case
completely treated, but his general health
is all right.
Tlie iM-troit Bowing Ilrgatt.i.
Detroit, Adg. 1.;. Following are the
winners in tlie Amateur Rowing regatta:
Senior fours, rowed over again from
Thursday, won by the Minnesota in !':2.;
junior singles. Dagw.ll, Detroit, 10:0.".':..';
junior fours. Minuesotas, in"9:.T '4'; four
oared pit:s, iKlawares, Chicago, in 10:23;
junior tloubles, Torontos. in 10;.V; canoe
sinules. Mnntz. of ToroLto, in 4:12: junior
pairs, Torontos, no time.
Scores on tlie Bull Field.
Cnif ago. A-m. 12. Following are the
Ix-agr.e scores on the base bill field: At
Cleveland St. I-uis 4. Cl-veland 2: nt
Pittsburg Louisville 3, Pittsburg ft; at
Baltimore -ISo-ton 11. Baltimore 7; nt
Washington iSrooklyn S. Washington 7;
nt New York Philadelphia 10. Xew York
St ansb.irj- Won't Bow Gamlaur.
ToltoNTu, Aug. 12. Stansbury. the
Australian oarsman, has declined to ac
cept Gaudaur's challenge to row for tae
championship of the world. He says he
will leave shortly for England to row the
winner of the Bubenr-Sullivan race, and
if Gaudaur chooses to visit England he
will ro him there.
Champion Ktunshury Beaten.
CniCAGO, Aug. 12. Alec McLean, cham
pion oarsman of the southern coast of
Australia, defeated James Stansbury,
champion of Sydney, and Charles Steven
son, of New Zealand, at Pullman.
The race was for il 2'Hi over acourse of one
and a half mil es with turn. The time was
The Cholera Is at Oitnranllne.
Qlakantink, Aug. 12 The bacteriolog
ical examination of cultures made from
the cases of Francisco Mo'a and Mariana
Ribercao. resulted in finding the spirilli of
Asiatic cholera iu each case. Seven other
cases have leen remot ed from Hoffman
Island to the hospital at Swinburne Island,
both showing choleraic symptoms. They
are Antonio Luuriii, Antonio Carlone,
urovanni Lauria, Fernandi Troisi, Coris
Crias, Donuuico Croppo, and Antonio
Strange Doings for Nebraska.
Bennington. Aug. 12 A fierce fight
has been in progress here for some time
over the question of placing the American
flag upon the public school buildings.
Considerable strife was engendered and
the disp . tarts came to blows frequently.
Finally the flag was placed upon the
building, but upon the night following
some one tired the schoolhouse and it
burned to the ground.
An Illinois Bank Assigns.
Mansfield, Ills., Aug. 12. W. W. Beat
ty'e bank has made an assignment. As
sets, (136,000; liabilities, tS3,000. It is
claimed that the bauk will be able to pay
out and have a surplus.
BIG LOSS TO CHICAGO.
The Parking Moose of Kelson, Morris j
Co. in Klames.
Chicago, Aug. 12. The packing
house of Nelson, Morris & Co. was
discovered in flames at 9 o'clock this
mornino;. The fertilizing depart
ment is in ruins and the beef de
partment is now threatened. The
intense heat and scarcity of water,
renders the work of tlie firemen haz
ardous. The entire plant is now
likely to po. The loss will reach sev
eral hundreds of thousands of dol
lars. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
In order to supply the deficiency of small j
silver the Italian government has ordered
the issue of $2,000,000 in bronze coin and
0,000,000 in lira notes.
AM the funds of the Joseph E. McDonald
estate were on deposit in the Indianapolis
National bank, Mr. Haughey being admin
istrator. The widow and heirs, who have
been fighting over the late United States
senator's will, have lost everything save a
couple of pieces of property in Indianapolis.
The China Bteamer from San Francisco
Thursday took back to China the first
coolie deported under the Geary act
The largsst steamboat in the world has
just been launched at Chester, Pa. She is
a sister ship to the Puritan, of the Fall
River line, and 440 feet long over all and
93 fect beam.
Louis Frisch, of Chicago, has bought
the old Pueblo (Colo.) brewery and will
run it in connection with his Chicago
Obituary: At Allston, Mass., John B.
Wright, who was manager of Ford's
theater at the time President Lincoln
was assassinated. At Brookline, Mass.,
George Makepeace Towle. the historian,
lecturer, journalist and legislator, aged
52. At Mineral Point, Wis., Mrs. J. M.
Smith, an al.ernate of the national board
of lady managers of the World's fair for
Fire at Milwaukee destroyed L. J. Petit
& Co.'s salt sheds and damaged the plant
of the Northwestern Sleigh and Carriage
company. The total loss is $100,00).
City Clerk Milligan, of Guthrie, O. T.,
is under arrest for f5,000 embezzlement.
Cashier Fred Grotefend, of the Bank of
Shasta County, Bedding, Cal is a defaul- j
ter for over $100,000.
Two tramps undertook to run things to
suit themselves when they found Ellen
Bean, a 17-year-old girl, alone in her home
near Capton, Ills. Ella secured a shotgun
and fired both barrels, killing one tramp
and badly wounding the other.
Seventy of the leading members of the
Labor Exchange, which was closed during
the recent troubles in Paris, were fined 50
francs each and costs for refusing to com
ply with the law fo.- regulation of trades
The farm residence and other property
of Michael Butz, west of Kankakee, Ills.,
was destroyed by fire. Loss, f2o,000; insur
ance, f 15,000.
The New York, Lake Erie and Western
railroad has suspended its unmarried em
ployes. Reports from the Lick observatory state
that the face of the sun shows many
strange and unknown objects.
J. Albert Walker, of Portsmouth, is
likely to be made the Republican nominee
for governor of New Hampshire at the
next election. He is treasurer of the Man
Extra Session Belief for Labor.
Chicago, Aug. 12. Governor Altgeld i3
being urged by labor men to call an extra
session of the Illinois legislature, the chief
object of which will be to consider some
method to provide immediate employment
for the thousands of working people who
are idle because of the : nancial trouble.
He will not express an opinion on the mat
ter, but merely says he is considering it.
Broke a Protracted Drought.
MADISON. Wis., Aug. .12. The protract
ed drought has been broken by a fine rain
preceded by a heavy wind w hich broke
down trees and levelled crops to some ex'
Ti e golden age never leaves the world.
It Us still, a:id shall exist, till love.
le:iPh .-Lai n-vtry are no more Bulwer
HOW DO YOU DO
when you buy
shoes or cloth-
i ii r ? Do n't
you go to the?
place ( if you
can find "it)
where they tell
you that you
i in:: wear iue
:ind then, if
you're not satisfied, tlicv'll refund the
money ? Wiiy not do the same when
you buy medicine?
Dr. Pierre's Golden Medical Discovery
Is sold on that plan. It's the only blood
purifier so certain and effective" that it
can be guaranteed to benefit or cure, iu
every case, or you have your money
It's not liks the ordinary spring: medi
cines or sarsaparillas. All the year round,
it cleanses, builds up, and invigorates the
system. If you're bilious, run-down, or
dyspeptic, or have any blood-taint, noth
ing can equal it as a remedy.
HE S1 'OU VISIT
1HE PRU'S FAIR
Do not lorget to tee the ex
hibit of the General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tiicitv Buildiog, t e Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's apparatus, the Elec
tric Launcte3 equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Elective company's Arc
Lighting Plant and Power
Generators in Machinery
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Checks or certificates on all !?avinrs banks accepted in payment f,.r
roods and in settlement of accounts.
A FAIR EXCHANGE.
You can't afford to be mistaken in a shoe. If it
is all right, you can wear it; if it isn't, you can't.
plain about. You will Hke our
maty reasons ii will please jou.
ell and gives you what you pay for comfort and s atisfaction:
Will accept Roc's Island Savings Bauk certificates of de
posits in payment cf goods and
Cut in Half,
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
White frranite plates, 5in 03c
side dishes 05c
4 covered sugars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come earlv and
avoid the rush.
Geo, H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART STOR
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A Clearing Sale
c All of the above goods will be -sold at and Below
Cost to make room for the Fall stock.
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114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
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in buying. Get a good, honest
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bargains which we will
White granite bakers.. .7. 10, 15, 18c
' platters 9, 23, 2Sc
" 44 scollop nappies 7, 9, llr
IS qt dish pans o.5c
8 in pie tins "
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