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RCCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1883. i iD(. coPte.c.-.
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HARD TIMES. HARD TIMES.
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
in Boys' and Children's Suits.
We have added 200 pair of Men's pants worth
$3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 to our
Your choice of any Shirt Waist, Mother's Friend and Star in our h ouse for 50c.
Our Men's Suits, great values at $10.00, for $5.00.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
A We Undersell
For the next 30 days . LAB0IU TIME' M0Nri
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduce the immense line we AHTI'ffASHBOARD
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure f"AP
the best bargain that was ever offered in the w vy .
furniture trade. ' . Use it your own way.
It ia the best Soap made
clemann h salzmann. vor "trr" ,,se-
i 1525 and 1527 124 126 and 128 . . WARHOCK & RALSTON.
IVcond Attsnue. Sixteenth Street soidever-whor.-
The Fashionable Fabrics tar Spring and Summer have
Call and leave your order
tab Block Opposite Habpeb House.;
' now luca'ed In his new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
"i.aiit hoe a specialty.
Everybody on Everything.
Opposite the Old stand.
B -Front ,
Is Life wTfb Living?
That Depends Upon Yonrnealth.
Will cure yoa and keep ycu well.
For gale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Jolm Volk & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wcoi work for builders.
Eighteenth St. bst. Third and Fourth avenues.
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TALK OF NO AVAIL.
Sjnate Finance Committee Ut
' terly Unable to Agree.
AMBIGUITY IN STATEMENT WANTED
Wwrds That Mean Anything Kequired In
Order to Construct a Keport "Ilimet
allism" Not Sufficiently Indefinite Some
Sort of Bill Looked for Soon in Order
Transfer the Pressure to the Senate,
Floor Capital City Notes.
Washington, Aug. is. The meeting of
tho senate finance committee was attended
by every member, and conclusions were
reached which may enable the committee
to report a Sherman law repeal I ill today.
There has been from the day the commit
tee fi.-st met this session a difference of
opinion between the silver and the anti-si!,
ver men that apparently could not be
reconciled, and although there has been a
very free discussion of the matter these
di Terences are really i,o nearer settlement
than when the discussions began. The at
titude of the chairman, Voorhees. however.
Rave the silver men JjJ the committee but
little Lope, for he s.tid that he would vote
to report favorably the repeal bill, pro
vided that there was a declaration coupled
with it in favor of bimetallism. The bill
when reported will contain such a declara
tion, and the vote upon wh.ch it will be
reported is estimated by members of tho
committee at 6 to 5, the minority consist
ing of Harris, Vest, Vance, Jones of Ar
kansas, and Jones of Nevada.
The Verbiage! Aye There's the Rub.
When the committee djourned all had
been substantially agreed upon but the
verbiage of the bill and particularly the
language of the declaration in favor of
bimetallism. It was hoped that this
could be disposed of at the meeting to
day and the bill reported. When it is re
ported the chairman will ask that a day
be fixed for the taking of the vote and the
suggestion will be mad;? that this day
le almost immediately after the conclu
sion of the vote in tin: hour.'. Of course
this will be opposed by senators oil The
floor and among them will be mem
lers of the finance committee itself. Dur
ing the dis ussion in committee every
member has at some time ot other ex
pressed himself asrlieing in- favor of bi
metallism, but a difference ut opinion
exists as to whether this country can
maintain a p:ir'.ty of the metals, ,-tud "bi
metallism" coven a great many shades of
Uepealers Will Have No Compromise.
Some have argued that Shis cannot be
done without an international agreement,
while other members insisted that it could
be aocomplished by an adjustment of the
ratio, and special stress was laid upon the
fact that England was now coining the Indian-rupee
at 24 to 1, and maintaining the
parity of gold and silver nt that propor
tion. England was. today, it was assert
ed, buying silver and coining it at that
ratio and maintaining its jtarity; if she
could do it the United States could do like
wise. , However, the anti-silver men of the
committee have refused to consider any
thing In the way of a compromise, and
discuss the question of increased ratio a9
something that can only become feasible
after an international agreement.
Ainhignity the Ies!leratuiu.
IndeGniteuoss se-ma to be what is
striven after, for it was said by a membei
of the committee that nothing could be re
ported in the shape of a 'leclaration that
was positive and unequivocal. At the
meeting yesterday the draft of a declara
tion was subnitted which favors the con
tinuance of the use of both gold and silvei
(to the extent of existing coinage) as un
limited legal tender, and declares that all
our forms of money, whether of gold, sil
ver or paper, shonld be maintained at a
parity and equal in purchasing power. It
further declares that every effort shall lie
put forth to secure an international agree
ment for the adoption of a fixed ratio be
tween gold and silver.
Any Interpretation Will "Go."
This declaration, a prominent membei
of the committee stated, would be worded
bo that it could be interpreted any way to
suit the position of the member. Am
biguity, he stated, would be sought ruth
er than lie avoided in order that the bill
might be reported. With the favorable
report on rejieuling the purchasing clause
of the Sherman act, coupled with the dec
laration here indicated, the committee
would be able to at least t ransfer the scene
of the struggle to the floor of the senate,
and according to the programme the r port
will be made todav.
THREE MORE DECLARATIONS.
A Republican and Two Democrats Who
Are Not on Iltand List.
There wore but three speeches made in
thehou-e on the silver questiou. There
was nothing indefinite about either of them
all were for unconditional repeal of the
purchase clai.se of the Sherman net. The
first was made by Daniels (Kep.) of Xew
York, who said that the government had
been trying for forrt-.en years to get sil
ver into circulation, and now it was time
to stop. Goldzier (Dem.) of Chicago made
his maiden speech and said he did not
believe the Sherman law responsible for
all the ills of the present situation. There
was a stringency, no doubt, but still the
country was not in the throes of a panic.
There were 200 loan associations at Chi
cago, with loans of $75,000,000, and none
had failed; their members, too, were all
of the much-abused "creditor class."
Congress, he said, had been called to
legislate for the ills of the people, and he
regretted to hear some speakers refer to
the lack of confidence of the people in
sneering tones. He explained his regret
by showing that nearly ninety-nine one
hundredths of the business of the country
is done on credit. It was essential, there
fore, to see that the confidence of the peo
must be preserved in order to continue the
business of the country. To shake the con
fidence of Wall street wjs not enough, he
argued, to cause a panic. Shaking the
confidence of the 5,000,000 of savings bank
depositors was necessary. Their confidence
had t kn shaken, and it should be restored.
I feved the repeal of the Sherman act
kelp restore that coufidence.
airurise came when Cooper of Flor-
ida'rose, Conuug t -oin r lorida, the "state
upon whose soil the Ocala platform was
adopted, when he came out squarely for
unconditional repeal, and declared he
would vote against any proposition of the
silver men he created a mild sensation.
This was intensified when he said that if
he had come here before the depression
had begun he would have been found vot
ing with the silver men; a significant re
mark, because he is the second man who
has declared a change ol view In a way
that Bland despises. He reproached the
Republicans in that Cleveland had left the
cguntry in a prosperous condition, as he
claimed, anl the Republicans, bad turned
it over to him again in a very bad way.
Vest in the senate attacked the bill to
pay congressnin tjieir mileage (or the ex
tra session on ti e ground that it was be
ing in much of a hurry. He said it
was in too bad taste (to me no stronger
term) for congress to look after its own
pay in advance of the usual time when
people were literally without bread in the
country. Hoar said he was as much en
titled his mileage as a workingman was to
his wages; that senators attended to busi
ness here at a great sacrifice, anyhow;
that he himself could earn in the time it
took him to attend to his duties as sena
tor five times as much as his salary and
then choose his own work. To which
Vest rejdiedjmjijng tl Hcaf was not
here on compulsion and that he could re
sign. This was the onTy reference to the
depression in the senale".
THAT GREAT SEAL MOMOPOLY.
A Treasury Demand That Tuts the Boot
on the Other Leg.
Washington, Aug. 18. An extraordin
ary and unexpected sequel of the Behring
sea seal controversy is that the lessees of
the Pribyloff islands, who since the agita
tion of the questio l now decided by arbi
tration have year by year been restrained
by the United States within narrower
limits in regard to the number of seals
captured have been officially advised that
the full amount of their stipulated rental
will now be exnetedfrom them by theUnited
States and that the action of the previous
administration in reducing the rental to
correspond with the reductions enforced
in the catch was illegal.
Secretary Carlisle has made an official
demand on the North American Commer
cial company for V2S0,718.1G for reduced
rental and bo:i ns of the Pribyloff islands
for the years !s;i. isn, and lSltt. The ac
tion of Secretary Carlisle is based on an
opinion reudered by Attorney General Ol
ney. The contract limits the annual catca
to 100,o0 seals per year, which can be re
duced in the discretion of the secretary of
the treasury. For the last three years he
nsed his discretion so that the company
has been allowed to take about 10,000 a
The Congressional Brief.
Washington, Aug. IS. The senate dis
cussed the I.e-Mantle case from Mon
tana and passed the extra session mileage
bill after a protest from Vest, who argued
that it looked like a grab and was in bad
taste wlien "so many people in the
country were in want. Tho house
had already passed the bill. Gorman of
fered an amendment to Voorhees' finan
cial bill requiring sixty days notice and
the consent of the treasury before a bank
can withdraw circulation, and limiting
the amount of withdrawals per month to
$,000,000. The senate adjourned in re
spect to the memory of .Representative
Chi pman, of Michigan, whose death was
Only three speeches were made in the
house on the silver question, the speakers
being Daniel (Rep.) of Xew York, and
GoU zier and Cooper (Deir.)of Illinois and
Florida respectively, all in favor .of the re
peal of the Sherman law. The death of
Representative Chipman was announced
and the house adjourned.
Condition of the National Banks.
Washington, Aug. 18. The abstract of
the reports made to the comptroller of
the currency showing the condition of the
national banks of the United States July
12 last has been made public. In a gen
eral way the statement shows a decline
from a similar statement as to the condi
tion of the national banks on May 4 last.
A comparison shows a decrease in indi
vidual deposits of $193,000,000, in loans
and discounts of f 17,000,000, in specie of
$:21,(M,0UO, and in undivided profits of $13,
000,000. Tor the Benefit of the Marine.
Washington, Aug. 18. Frye of Maine
has introduced a bill which he thinks will
ad vance the interests of the merchant ma
rine of this country. The measure pro
poses the establishment of a marine board,
which shall meet four times a year and
recommend changes in the law, or new
laws, for The benefit of the marine inter
ests. The board is also to collect informa
tion of use to the merchant marine.
THREATS OF EXTERMINATION
Against Coal Miners Who Go to Work
Leavenwokth, Kan., Aug. 18. About
forty miners went into the shaft when the
Riverside resumed operations after an
idleness of about two months, due to the
miners' strike. When they went to work
they were pelted with stones, jetred, and
cursed by a gang of strikers. The entire
force of workers charged the strikers, who
beat a rather hasty retreat, although they
greatly outnumbered the workers.
tjeveral of the number who resumed
work quit owing to the fact that their
wives and families had been threatened
with extermination by the secret order of
the strikers. One man reported to the
police that a striker threatened to raid
and burn him alive in his house if be did
not quit work. The sheriff has sworn in
numerous deputies who will be on the
ground today to prevent, if possible,
Virginia Democrats dominate.
Richmond, Aug. 18. The state Demo
cratic convention nominated Charles F.
O'Ferrall, now a representative in con
gress, for governor, and U. C. Kent for
Scoies on the Diamond.
Chicago, Aug. 18. Fpllowing are the
scores at base ball made by League clubs
At Baltimore-St. Louis 3 Baltimore 5;
at Philadelphia Boston 7, Philadel-
Laplanders often skate a distance of
10 miles a day.
DEATH OF JNO. L. CHIPMAN.
The Representative of the First Michigan
District Passes Away.
DETROIT, Aug. 18. Representative J. I.
Chipman, of the First Michigan district,
died yesterday morning. The deceased had
been troubled with general debility all sum
mer. He was attacked by hypostatic
pneumonia a few weeks ago, and was
then taken to the hospital a very sick man.
He rallied, however, and for the past ten
days was thought to be improving. The
fatal attack was unexpected.
Jyjge Clifpfmih was a native of this '
city, born June 5, 1&J0, anj was admitted
to the bar here iu 1S54. After holding
some minor official positions and exercis
ing an active influence in the politics of
the city and state, he was in 1870 elected .
to the superior court bench aDd 60 con
tinned until el. cted to congress as a Dem
ocrat in l&Ni. He was re-elected in 1888,
1SU0 and lSWi, and was now, therefore, en
tering upon his fourth term.
Third Tarty I'rohuble in Iowa.
Des Moines. Ia., Aug. )8. The action of
the state Republicau convention in repudi
ating prohibition has aroused the friends
of prohibition to a high degree of excite-
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I iV i a loines -ews, independent
Republican, prints a double-leaded editor
ial, under the caption "Prohibition Must
! be Saved," calling for a citizens' state con
I vention, - - - 'It
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. Best I'rospects for Those Who Waited.
j Xeoacnek, Mich., Aug. 18.-One hun-
urca ana ntty miners of the Buffalo Min
ing company lave secured judgment
against the company for wages due for
the months of May, June and July. The
amount due them aggregates $20,000.
About 300 of the miners have not entered '
suit and these have been promised their
pay uext Saturday by Manager Cole.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
" "Chicaoo, Aug. 17.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day. 23.0U0;
left over about 1,500; quality good; market
lainy active oa packin; and shipping ac
count, and prices rather steady early; later
weakened and prices receded lik&Mo on
all grades; light grades were rather easy;
sales ranged at to.lioa5.7) pigs, $5.8036.25
light, $4.tf0VOU rough packing, $iSa5.90
mixed, and S5.15&5.55 heavy packing and
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
14,000; quality fair; market rather active
on local and shipping account and prloes
without change; quotations ranged at $4.80
5.10 choice toextra shipping s-.eera, J4.10t.W
good to choice do, $3.4o4.uu fair to good, $3.00
8.3.1 common to medium do, SXUO&J 75 butch
ers' steers, $2 JluU stockera, $2.70a3.40
feeders, $1 3,3. 10 cows. $i.iBij3,35 heifers,
$0t3.25 bulls, $2 0S3.3) Texas steers, and
SV)&5.0U veals calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts lor the day,
10,000; quality fair; market rather active and
feeling was ' weak; quotations ranged at
2.40a3.60 per 100 lbs westerns, $2.00(33.00
Texans, $2.003i.lo natives and $3.0J(v5.10
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat August,
opened 61,4a. closed BlJo; September, opened
613, closed 61?ic; December, opened C3c,
closed 6Ho. Corn August, opened Sfc,
closed ode; September, opened S&c. closed
394c; May, opened 0o, closed 41o. Oats
August, opened 24Ho, closed 24c; Septem
ber, opened -'iJc, closed 24c; May, opened
8n$$c, closed aJHc Pork August, opened
$12.70, closed $1X.70; September, opened
$13.70, closed $12 70; May, opened $12.80,
cloned $12.8). Lard September, opened
$8.37)4 closed $.3;&
Produce: Batter Fincy separator, 22c
per lb; fancy dairy, lX.17Xc; packing
stock, 13c. Egjs Fresh Itock, lo3S off, 13o
per doz. Live poultry Spring chickeas. Ho
perib; hens, Vc; rooiters, 5o; turkeys, lie;
ducks, 9c; geese, $l(M3.oj per doz. New
potatoes Early Ohio. $l.8Jy;l J per bbL
Apples New, $2 0XHJ2.75 per bbl. Honey
While clover, 1-lb sections, lS&Uc; broken
comb. 10c; dark comb, good condition, 10&
14c; extracted, 660 per lb.
New Yobk, Aug. 17.
Wheat September, 68308; September,
66$3.6sic; October, K72Mc; December,
76;oc, Rye Weak and dull; western,
65c. Corn Market steady and dull; Septem
ber. 45J6c; October, 48)4c; No. 2, 473
48c Oats No. 2, quiet and easier; state,
3,J15c; western, lk&45c; August, 3ufcc;
September, 3u?ic; October, 31fcc; November,
32)ic Port Steady and quiet; new mess,
$14.50315.00. Lard-Dull and easier.
Tbe Local Jlarketa.
en. is, etc.
W heat T4.'?i 76o.
Torn- 42c Q4Zc.
New oats S5C.
Hay Timothv. S10; npland. J7.502iS.50:
sli-ui , ttt.0087.0U; baled. $10.00029.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 20t; creamery, 23 2 25c;
Eget Freeh, 12'4c
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkey. l'-H; ducks
l'-J4c; geese, 10c.
rarrr and vegetables
Apples IS 50aS:i per bbl.
Onions 7T-C per bbl.
Turnipe 40c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for ccrn ted steer
47Mc; cows and oc:fe:s. i'.i'itcliz calves
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases rnuch better
than tho over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
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