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VOL SLI NO. 257.
RCCK ISLAND. THURSDAY, AUGUST 17. 1893.
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Itepealeis Claim an Impregnable Majority
of Twenty-Seven Hartcr Fixes the
Point or Danger at the Vote on the 80-to-1
Ratio Three Measures Suggested
as a Solution or the Difficulty Tulk in
the Two Houses.
Washington, Aug. 17. The executive
committee of the anti-silver forces in the
bouse, appointed at the conference Tues
day, bus held a meeting for consultation.
A poll of the house lias been practically
completed by the canvassers iu the inter
ests of the anti-silver faction, which is
said by one of the leaders to show an im
pregnable majority of two::! y -seven in
favor of unconditional repeal of the pur
chasing clause as provided in the Wilson
bill. There is substantial agreement of
opinion among the silver and anti-silver
leaders as jto what is to be the real test of
the strength of the two pnrties on the
seven 1 questions to be voted on at the
close ot tie present debate, but a wide di
vergence exists as to the num. tier of votes
that would be cast by the two bides
Harter's "Point or Danger."
Harter estimates thut if the house suc
cessfully passes what he calls the danger
point the vote on free coinage at a ratio
of 20 to 1 the majority for the Wilson
bill, which will present the naked ques
tion of repeal or no repeal, will be 100
more. On the other hand, Bland says
there are lepresenta lives who may vote
against the coinage of silver at any speci
fied ratio who will not vote to wholly
abolish the use of silver as a money metal,
which would lie the effect, he s ys, of the
passage tf the Wilson bill, Barter's doubt
as to the result of the vote on the proposi
tion to coin s.lverat the ratio of 20 to 1 is
said to be due to information conveyed to
the ami-silver executive committee that
there are upward oi forty Kepublicans
who will vote for establishing free coin
age at that ratio, Bland, however, be
lieves that the ratio of 10 to 1 will be
stronger iu tV.e house than any oih-r.
KeptihI1mi.ii Votes 1n Demand.
There has been some discussion of a ten
tative proposition to formally invite the
co operation of the K julltea:is iu the ef
fort to repeal th? purchase clause of the
Sherman law, receiving full credit for
their part iu sveuriug th success of
the efTort. It lias been deci.ie 1, however,
that this step was inexpedient, being un
satisfactory to both the Democrats and
Republicans who believe there is no par
tisanship in the question. The repeal
Democrats, however, readily concede that
the" must have Republican votes to suc
ceed, and have asked Republicans to come
to t heir aid in the discussion now pro
gressing, some of the minority have al
ready spciken, and the leaders are now
considering the question whether or not
they shall speak.
Works or the Pinnnclal Doctor.
In the meantime the ft ancinl doctor is
sending in his prescriptions at a great
rate. I'effer, by request, has introduced
two bills, one of which provides for the is
sue of $tK)0,0(i:),)0 o legal tender money on
sheets of aluininiu.:i or silk threaded paper,
as the people may prefer. The amount is
to be covered into the treasury as
"surplus money" and a call for ail the out
standing interest bearing bonds is to be
made and they are to lie redeemed at par
and paid for from the "surplus fund.
Provides Tor Plenty or Currency.
The second measure is headed "The new
silver bill," and directs the secretary of the
treasury to purchase all goIYl and silver
bullion and subsidiary coins offered at any
priceless" the cost of transportation and
mintage, without regard to the price in
any foreign country. The bullion pur
chased is to be coined into standard coins
at a ratio of KS to 1. No reserve is to be
held, except a sufficiency to meet the gen
eral indebtedness of the government. For
every dollar of gold and silver coined the
government is to issue two dollars in
greenbacks to supply the place of national
bank notes. No special amount of bullion
is to be purchased monthly, but the pur
chase is to be made so as to keep the mints
running at their full capacity. In pay
ments all three kinds of currer.cy are to be
used, and dis-rimination against any
special class of it is prohibited.
Matiderson's "By Kequest" Kill.
Maudorson has introduced in the senate
(by request) a "free minting" bill pre
pared by a Imnker of Omaha, Neb. It
proposes to fix th e price of silver at the
mints in the same manner that parlia
ment fixes the price of gold at the Bank
of England, and declares it t he policy of
the government to maintain all its money
on the gold standard of value as now fixed
by law. : It also proposes the appoiut ment
of a "mint commission" which shall fix
the price of silver and regulate its pur
TWO REPRESENTATIVE SPEECHES.
Bryan, the Democratie Sllverite, and lien
tlerson of Iowa.
Two r. preseutative speeches were made
in the house on the silver side. Bryan of
Nebraska, who is a Democratic free coiner,
was first on the floor and his speech was
rapturously applauded by the silver men
who held his arguments to be invincible,
Heuderson of Iowa was the exponent of
the "anti silver" view and pleased his
friends fully as well as Bryan did his.
Bryan said that Cleveland's message meant
burial of Bilver and a single gold standard.
Bryan was opposed to a single standi rd of
He favored a double standard and ar
gued in support of the retention of the
ratio of 16 to 1. His speech was a brilliant
oratorical effort. He invoked in eloquent
words the memory . of Thomas Jefferson
and Andrew Jackson as defenders of the
people's rights and concluding said: "Wo
stand loday, just after the greatest suc
cess in the history of the Democratic
party; and standing upon this victory
crowned summit will the party turn its
face to the rising or the setting sun? Will
it chouse blessings or cursings, life or
ritvitb. which? wl.ich?" At the conclu
sion 'ot UrSun'S'speecn there were loua
cries of "Vote, vote," and the Nebraska
orator was surrounded by his colleagues
Henderson of Iowa said Ethat the most
gratifying thing that could reach the peo
ple of the United States were the cries of
ote, vote, vote." The people expected
early action if congress was going to act
at all. II-.- would be glad to come to a
vote at once. Fourteen days bad been set
aside Dy the Democrats tor debate, bat ne
regretted that so much time had been
given. In his opinion the free coinage of
silver would drive this country to a silver
basis and would eliminate from our circu-
ation the $504,000,000 of cold now circu
lating in the United States. Democrats
had the courage and patriotism to forget
the tariff plank of their plat form; if they
nau the courage to tell Cleveland that
they would carry out his financial policy
and let the tariff alone they would set the
wheels of industry going and would give
impetus to every bianch of business.
1 here was but one break in the monotony
of senate eloquence, and that was when
Cockrell offered an amendment to the
v oorhees bill .providing for the purchase
of United States 2 per cents, with green-
oacKs, when presented. Sherman said the
proposition was poor business. If the
bonds were presented the very moment
the holders obtained the greenbacks they
would take them to the government treas
ury and demand payment in coin, which
would further complicate the situation.
Cockrell's purpose was m-de evident when,
in reply to questions, he admitted that
nearly all the bonds he wanted redeemed
were on deposit by national banks, and
their surrender would cut down the na
tional bank currency.
1 he Liodge resolution was taken ud and
Gallinger declared himself ready to vote
for the repeal of the Sherman act, but
thought sil 'er and the Sherman act had
infinitely less to do with business de
pression today than the antic ipated on
slaught on the McKinley tariff law. His
bill gave the Democratic party an oppor
tunity to escape from its own folly. It put
ott tan t legislation until 1S'J7, when the
Republican party would be again in
power, the only party in this country that
had shown a capacity to deal with great
Washington, Aug. 17. A petition was
presented by oorhees in the senate pro-
:estiug against the "manifold iniquities of
the present civil service." It came from
Cass ci;uiit, liu)., and Voorhees said
hat lie lieiirtilv concurred in ita vi-ix-o
The Voorhees financial bill was laid over
again, Cockrell offering an amendment
providing for the purchase of all the 2
Her Cent., hcmil-4 with rr.r,Imfl-o TV.otr
are nearly nil deposited in banks as se
curity for currency. Speeches were made
uu me suver question ana tue senate neitt
an executive session.
In the llOUSl H rt'nllltinn VL-aa ailnnta.1
calling for the amount of silver purchased
uimertue s,uerilian jaw, the lowest and
highest price, amount of treasury notes
issued, redeemed and reissued, amount re
deemed in gold anil silver coin, nunilier of
uau s uouars coined, ana amount ot sil
ver bullion now in the trensnrv Sraun-ti
on the silver question occupied the bal
ance oi the day.
HITCH IN THE NEGOTIATIONS,
The Santa Fe's Oiler to the Coal Miners
Not Subject to Amendment.
Kansas City, Aug. 17. The coal opera
tors who went to Chicago to see the Santa
Fe railway officials about its coal agent's
offer to the miners have returned confident
that the railway company's offer to the
miners and the acceptance by the strikers
.Monday will have little or no effect on the
strike. All agree in declaring that Devlin.
the railway's coal agent, will not consider
any acceptance of his offer with a single
condition added, and that the conditions
proposed by the minars that there shall
be no discrimination against men directly
or indirectly connected with the strike and
that the miners be allowed a weiehman.
will oe equivalent to a rejection. The
operators have all sent orders to Alabama
for negro miners.
Wouldn't Give Vp His Ticket.
Umoxtowx, Pa., Aug. 17. James Watt,
a son of Thomas Watt, a wealthy coal and
coke deale-, shot and fatally wounded
William Hartnian, a brake in an of the train
on which WaCt was a passenger en route
to Dunbar on the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road. W. H. Cotton, a justice of the
peace, was shot through the hand, while
the bullet intended for Conductor Hunt
went wide of the mark. Watt was slight
ly uncier tno innuence or liquor and re
fused to give up his ticket. During the
st ruggle which ensued Watt drew his re
volver and fired with the above result.
Carnegie Cuts Salaries.
PiTTSlu nt;, Aug. 17. Under date of
Aug. 10 a circular was sent to the heads of
all departments of the Carnegie Steel
company which makes the following cuts
in compensation, taking effect Sept. 1,
is'.w, and applying to every officer and em
ploye of the association excepting those
working under wage scales: On salaries
exceeding $.0t- per month 30 per cent., $400
and less than i500 25 per cent., $200 and
less than $400 20 per cent., $00 and less
than t-HSO 15 per cent., less than $00 per
month 10 per cent.
Must Speak English or Quit.
Boston-, Aug. 17. At the annual meet
ing of the Calumet & Uecla Mining com
pany stockholders the same directors who
have served since the company started
were re-elected. President Agassiz in his
report said that large numbers of the em
ployes of the mines do not understand
English and it was probable that the offi
cials of the company would refuse here
after to employ men who do not know or
will not in a short time learn English.
Double Tragedy at St, Louis.
St. Louis, Aug. 17. la a quarrel with
his wife, John Stelterite, a laborer in the
iron mills at East St. Louis, shot his wife
in the head. The bullet flattened against
her skull, inflicting a dangerous wound.
Stelterite then shot himself in the brain
and will die.
Trouble in a Com Mater Concern.
Chicago, Aug. 17. A storm v meeting of
stockholders and policyholders of the
lotal Abstinence Life association was
held here to protest agiinst the transfer
of the policies held in the muavUtinn
the General Alliance Association of New
lork. President Singleton says the con
cern is insolvent. The trouble was finally
referred to a committee, and the court
will be asked to permit business to con
tinue lor a iiiue.
Scores on the Diamoud.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17. Base ball nlavimr hv
League clubs resulted in the following
records: At Pittsburg St. Ionis K Pifto.
burg 6; at Cleveland Cincinnati 4, Cleve-
lanu i; ai ii :cago jouisviiie 11, Uhlcago
0; at Philadelphia Bostou 4, Philadelphia
0: at Washington Baltimore 5. Washinc-
on 0; at New York Brooklyn 2, New
l ork 0.
More Indorsement for Altgeld.
Chicago, Aug. 17. The International
Carriage and Wagon Workeis have in
dorsed the clemency of Governor Alttreld
in pardoning the anarchists; advised the
abolishment of the contract system in
public works construction and declared for
a federal eight-hour work day.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. Aug. 17. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from Bp. m. yesterday: For Iowa Warmer,
southerly winds; generally fair weather,
except occasional light local thunderstorms.
For Illinois, Wisoonsin, Michigan and In
dianaWesterly winds; slightly warmer;
occasional light local rains, followed by fair
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago. Aug. 18.
Following were the Quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat August.
opened C2c closed 61;; September, opened
(.' 3. closed 62ic; December, opened 7uc,
closed Tlis. Corn August, opened 89c.
closed rSMc; September, opened 3S$c. closed
May, opened 41c, closed 41c Oats
August, opened 2ir, closed 25c; Septem
ber, opened -Kc. closed 35c; May, opened
)9"4C, closed do?4c. Pork August, opened
$li!.6'J& closed 12.&2H: September, opened
tlS.tS, closed 51-; May, opened tl&OP.
closed $13,011. Lard August, opened, $1.47&
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day. 18,000;
left over about 1,090; quality good; market
fairly active on packing and shipping ac
count; opened strong at lnlic advance, but
later weakened with prices favoring buyers;
sales ranged at $5.105.81 pigs. $5.6036.30
light, $1.95(5.15 rough packing, $5.2u5.i5
mixed, and $5.2025.65 heavy packing and
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day.
17,0(10; quality fair; market rather active
on local and shipping account and prices
S(&lCc lower; best grades rather steady, bat
oilier grades easy; quotations ranged at $4.60
(&5.10 choice to extra shipping steers, $4.10(3,4.50 '
good to choice do, $3.404.00 fair to good, $3.00
o.B common to medium do, $3.00j&3.7a butch
ers' steers, $2 253.00 stackers, $2.70(3.40
feeders, $1 253.10 cows, $2.00 .3, 25 heifers.
$!Ua3.25 bulls, $1 80&3.20 Texas steers, and
S2.50&5.00 veals calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
15,000; quality fair; market rather active and
feeling was weak; quotations ranged at
$2.4003.60 per 100 lbs westerns. $2.0003.00
Texans, $2.00-3,4.10 natives and $3.0J5.4o
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 22o
per lb; fancy dairy, 16H17c; packing
stock, 13c. Eg.r3 Fresh stock, loss off, 13o
per doz. Live poultry Spring chickens. Ho
per lb; hens, 8c: roosters, 6c; turkeys, 11c;
ducks, Dc; geese, $1013, l.OJ per doz. Kew
potatoes Early Ohio. $L6J&1 91 per bbL
Apples New, 82 KK3A75 per bbl. Uoney
White clover, 1-lb sections, 1517c; broken
comb. 10c; dark comb, gool condition. 10
14c; extracted. 6SSc per lb.
New York, Aug. 16.
Wheat September, 68 91fla70!c; October.
72S72Hc: December, 76 9-l3,7c; May.
2b&8'H3- Kye Weak and dull; western.
55c. Corn No. 2 dull and easier; Septem
ber, 47Jija47Hc; October, 4P?iJ48c; No. 2.
47m48J4-; December, 46K& Oats No. 2,
qniet andeasier; state, HO(5c; western.
33345Kc; August, 3;iJ.4c; September, SO&c;
October, 31kic; November, 32J$c. Pork Firm
and quiet; new mess, $14.50315.00. Lard
Dull and aesier.
The Lioral Market.
The markets are picking np tomewhat. Prices
are stiff in hay and grain, and we quote at these
3 HA II?, ETC.
New osts ".5c.
Ilay Timothv. $10; upland. $7.50SS.50;
slouiy , Jti.oa3S7.00; baled. $10.00Q9.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 20c; creamery, 93225c;
Ecct Freeh, 124c.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys I'M; ducks
l'Kc; geese, 10c.
faUIT AND VEH STABLES
Apples $3 503$3 per bbl.
Onions 75c per bbl
Turnips 4')c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn leu steer
4ft4c; cows and ncifeis, '-i-iiUc calves
Cholera at Vienna.
Vienn a, Aug. 17. A case of cholera has
occurred in the military camp at Bruck,
twenty-three miles from this city. Th
patieut has been isolated and every pre
caution taken to prevent the spread of
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