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TI1K AliGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1 81)15.
COST OF I1EC01NAGE
Voorhees Gets Some Figures
RELATING TO TEE 20 TO 1 PROPOSAL.
Kentucky. Fellows, Gockran, Bynum,
Wilson of Virginia ami perhaps ex Speak
er Heed. Bryan's . pcech last week will le
pretty thoroughly criticised ln-fore they
all Ret through, lint not half who want to
will get a chance to speak at length. The
senate will talk at d probably do nothing
else all the week.
Its Adoption Would Cost Over U3,O0O,
OOO for the Treaent Stock of Wblte Dol
lars and Subsidiary Coins A Week
More of Debate iu tbe House, and a
Tote Next Monday The "On to Wash
ington" Man Found.
Washington, Ang. 01. In nn article
headed "The Fresent Situation," which
the Washington Post makes the most
prominent feature of Its issue, it says: I
,rTI,,. : :i .... ,.t .11
a iic ucv imimge 01 suei ill n wiliu vi
to 1 or nt any increased rntio, is practically
impossible?' This is the trump card which
Senator Voorhees is to play in the senate
on Tuesday." And the riter then goes
on to say that '.lit- facts to buck the asser
tion have been given to Voorhees hy Secre
tary Carlisle- in the following letter dated
Au. 1!, an. I addressed to Vooriu'.'-s:
"IH: !: Sii: Ilefcrring to our conversa
tion relative to the probable cost incident
to the change Item tiie pree:it coining
ratio between gold an 1 s.lver tl to id for
the Mmidnrd silver dollars, ami 1 to H.'Xt
for subsidiary silver) to a rnno of 1 to 2).
you ur- respectfully informed that the
number of s; ver dollars coined since
agjs t es 4 i !,:2.4 "m1.
Would Need a Lot of Nen Metal.
"Without any allowance for abrasion
and los- incident to melting the same the
coin va uc ot these dollars at a ratio of 1
to 20 would le $:n:.222.ltMS, or 4.110,22S
less than their present face value. To re
coin these dollars r.t a ratio of 1 to 2)
would r quire the addition of 8I."7ti,70-
ounces o; new bullion, which at the aver
age price pi-.i I for silver under the act of
July 14. lssi (:0. :v.'.".). would cost $75,ss:i,
7i)0. In addition to this I estimate that
there wotihl be a loss from abrasion and
in the melting of these dollars of at lei..--t
t;t,On0.i o, wbich amount, together with
the difference in the face value of ti 9
coins (jsj.U'VJssj would have to he reim
bursed to the treasury by an appropria
tion for t''"t purpose.
- l.;itllir silvrr lolliirs Will CaiHt.
"'From the fact that the silver dollars
are distributed throughout the country it.
would he uc o-sii-.y, as they are redeeim 1
at the several sub-treasuries, to transport
them to the mints, and the expense of
trnuspu: tation for $:aii'i,i IH'.OO), the amouLt
outshU- f the stock on hand nt the su
treasiir.es i-.nd i;.it N at Philadelphia,
Snn Frar.slseo and New Oi leans, would
average at !eat 1 S per cent., t r j4."xK),(.
I, therefore, estimate the cost of recoiiiing
the silver d-Uars already coined as fol
lows: New bill ion t" he uclde.l $7 ..KS.'t,7iiil
Loss ly Hiira-ien anii molting ..(Ho,ihiO
Cost ot. o.naf. i.laNr. iii:it-iial.-te.) 6, .!Xi,. HI
Copper tor nl.i.y (is,:1-
Transport vlo.i oT dullur-s to mints.. 4,"v',ir.r
As to the SnlH!o!.-iry Silver.
"Ti.e stocl; of suli-Hv-.ry silver coin in
the eor.'i'ry is estimated nt ?77,i0,V0.
which at full weight would contain .V,
Cy!7."i eiitiei . of tine silver. This amount
ot a ratio of 1 to 2 would coin V,fst:!,t-02
or $21. .'. ;-T less than than the present
face value. To re-cyia $, 00,000 of sub
sidiary silver into an equal amount ct
fractional coin at a ratio of 1 to 20 wou i
require theaihlion of I.707,V."i line ounces,
which at a f'.'.'.'l-i") per fine ounce would cost
$l".."2s.7s."i. There would be a loss of about
'Zy, per cent, by abrasion from th face
value, or iiWiut l,!2.",(ioo.
('st of the Whole Job.
"I would. Mien-fore, estimate the cost of
recoinin:; the subsidiary silver in the couu
try at a ratio of 1 to 20 as follows:
New bullion $17,iiis,7sa
Loss by ubrnsi'in l.Wi.ou)
Cost of eoinuife (lalxir, material,
Copier for allev 15.653
Cost of transportation 1,1j5.iHJ
1 Total 23.124,421
Estimated cot of recolninj: dollars.. $ 89,741,900
Estimated cosi of recoining- subsid
iary silver 23,124,421
The argument that the change of stand
ard is impos ible is based by the editor on
that f HS,SW.a'Jl, and that is the view the
editor says Voorhees takes. In other
words congress will not appropriate the
VOTE ON SILVER NEXT MONDAY.
Course of the Debate and Other Notes
Washington, Aug. 21. The final stage
of the fourteen dnys' debate on the silver
question which is likely to terminate with
the first affirmative action of congress
upon the subject which brought the body
together in extra session, was entered
upon hy the house of representatives to
day. The general debate will continue un
til Wednesday night and throughout the
l;jt three days of the week debate will be
conducted ur.ler the five minute rule. It
will not close by limitation of argument,
unless the house sooner adjourns-, until 12
o'clock midnight Saturday. .Monday, Aug.
2y, the voting will begin, and as roll calls
will be tn qiient. it will probably take all
day to reach the final vote.
Hi ring the past week the heaviest guns
of the free silver men have about exhausted
then an. unit ion. Bland has had his say;
so has Bryan, w. ose speech was probably
the most b; Iliant on that side. Satur
day Mi-Creary c.f Kentucky and Catchier;
of Mississippi, both of whom are free silver
men, announced that they would vote foi
Wilson's bill: McC'reary said lie was as
much in favor of silver as Bland. He
would vote for repealing the Sherman law
as the proper road to free silver. Catch
ings believed in repeal and would not favor
free coinage at this time at any ratio that
could he suggested. He was as good t
Democrat, too, as anybody and wouldn't
allow any one to question that.
Livingstone of Georgia made a free sil
ver speech and Curtis of Kansas (Kep.)
epoke for the Wilson bill. He was very
anxious to have the bullion coined. It is
a curious fact that there is uo one in con
gressfree silver or anti-free silver tlmt
does not believe that "coining" does it
all, or at any rate a great part of it, in
the putting of value ' into the silver.
Broderick (Kep.) from the same state was
a 'bimetallist," he said, whatever that
may mean iu his case. Clark (Detn.) of
Missouri was a free allver 10-to-l man
without, any frills, and whacked away at
the British lion with a vigor that perhaps
made that poor beast feels badly.
This week the strong wen of the anti-
ii mm ' i ' Ji i i " " r .' - J t wwi UnHHf? of
FOUND THE ORIGINATOR.
The Man Who Started the "On to Wash
ington" Labor Cry.
Washington. Aig. 21. The man who
originated the scheme of inviting to the
national capital aa army of the unem
ployed to make srch a demonstration as
would compel congress to heed their de
mands for relief is A. E. Bedstone, editor
of a weekly paper called The Tocsin, pub
lished in Washington. It is devoted to a
dissemination of t is principles of social
ism, and he cl.rms for it a circulation of
several thousand. Bedstone says the idea
first found a place in one of his editorials
two cr t hree wet k ; ago, and immediately
Mr. Bedstone say-: "Tii? work of organ
ization of theseli-. il.es of the destitute is
going on in nil the hirge cities. No, I will
not name the met: v ho aredoingthe active
work, but they iir; good men, -nd th.-y
nre not having much trouble. I do not
believe tli .t we will have any trouble with
them when they coine to Washington.
They are not com ng for the purpo-e of
making trouble, bu: to tell their wants to
the national legist it ure mullet the law
makers see that something must be done,
and you may depend upon it the law
makers will do it."
BELIEF OF LAB0K.
lie Will Not
hot end of the sticl.
Boblcy D. Kvans
decision of the B.
Captain Evans spen
Arctic ocean catc
Kvans, "the Unite
with the simile t
firearms iu capturii
point the regulatii
prnc Ruble of enfori
g. Ll. "We got tha
,'' remarked Captatn
naval secretary of t: e
oiictrning the recent
bring sea arbitrators.
: several yenrs in il,
bins poachers. "-On
I Mates was lieati-i.
cception oi the use i i
ig seals, and on this
ns prescribed are im-einetiC"
International Medical Congress Postponed
Washington, Aug. 21 The following
has been transniitte 1 to the marine hospi
tal service; "A cablegram has been re
ceived from the United States legation at
Borne announcing the postponement of
the international i iedic.il congress until
April next." The delegates from the Uni
ted States t"? t Uis CO lgress are already en
loute to Home.
Only One House In Session.
Washington, Aug. 21. There wa9 only
one house of cotigres-s in session Saturday,
as the senpte adj mrned on Friday to
Monday. The house occupied the who'e
day with the debate on silver, casing up
with a night session.
BANNER WEE OF THE FAIR.
Over a Quarter of Million I'm Id Admis
sion Exposition Notes.
Chicago, Aug. 21. When there is an in
creased attendance at the World's fair on
Sunday it would seem thiu the boom was
really "on." Yesteiday there were 21,214
paid admissions, ah hough the gates were
open for those v 1 o cared to go to see
what there was to te seen simply because
the Sunday closing case in court has not
been d?cided. Satu-day the paid ntten!
ance was If'i.'i.iisl. ;ast week breaks the
record. There wen-, including Aug. 13
(Sun 'ay), 7'.H).47tj paid, admission.
This week there will be dress parades by
a number of militi ry com panies nearly
every day, nnd b iat races, swimming
races, horse shows and fireworks to fill in
the time. Tuesday t vening there will be
an illumination of nil the state homes and
a general reception and dances every
where, with pretty women from all the
states prese-.t. Tbi rsday is Illinois day
and . is expected to "knock the persim
mon" as to that kin 1 of special riay. Ex
cursion trains will le run to all poiqts
and the programme will be elaborate.
At the British celebration Saturday
Mayor Harrison said in bis speech that
Gladstone was the "uncrowned king of
England" and got hisses and cheers for
it. He soothed the tumult by
leaving this thin ice nnd left his audience
in a good humor. Commissioner Cock
burn, of Cat ida. in concluding his speech
said Canada did not wsnt annexation and
added: "You Amer can citizensshed your
bood and lavished your treasure to prove
your loyalty to your flag and constitution.
Let us respect each others national con
victions." The natio-nl con mission has receive-1
notice that hereafter no vouchers for per
diem will be passil unless the benefl
ciary is present at the meetings of t..t
commission and earning his pay.
Seventy-five pron inent Irishmen met
and sent out an appeal to their compnt ti
nts to make Irish da;.-. Sept 30, the biggest,
day at the fi.ir.
SNAKE STORY FROM ILLINOIS.
All of Whlrh Is l'rolmhle Kxcept That
Shot With a I'istid.
OAKLAND, Ills., Aug. 21. Mrs. James
Williamson had a terrifying experience
with a rattlesnake. The Williamsons live
near here in a small cabin on the Ambra-v
rivtr. Mrs. Williamson had left her baby
asleep in a cradle near the open door nnd
happened to approach the little bed to look
at her child when she saw a line of mot
tled green and black nestled closely to the
form of the little one. The mother realized
that the snake nuyl be dislodged at nny
Arming herself wi h a pistol she sudden
ly bent over the cradle, laid hold of the
snake by the end of it tail, and ns sudden
ly gave it a j-rk which landed it over the
side of the bed and on the door. Then
aiming steadily she put a bullet through
its body and succeed ;d in killing it. As it
died it flunA itself upon her foot and
struck the shoe with its fangs, but it ws
only the death ngony and the blow did not
penetrate the. leathet.
Seems to Have Keen Misinformed.
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 21. Whitman,
the Springfield (Ills.) embezzler, who stolj
$2,000 from the expo ss company by which
he was employed, ha i been arrested bene.
He had voluntarily surrendered to the
sheriff and paid over his stealings, on
a representation to him if he paid backte
money he would not be prosecuted. An
officer from Chicago, however, took him
Offer to Sottlo Their Debts.
Chicago. Aug. 21. W right & Ilaughey,
the board of trade, ,firru that recently
failed owing 10 the smash in the corner in
pork, have proposed 10 settle with their
creditors on the basi of 10 per cent, cash
and the balr..ce In pf yments ia two years'
time at 6 per ceut. iu -erest.
Chicago Workmen Meet to Dis
cuss the Situation.
S oNJB oOU oOtS oQtt c'-fcB o
DRAINAGE EOABD ASKED FOE HELP.
Claim That There Are Iletween 100,000
and SOO.OOO Idle Mrs in the Citv Trac'e
Is Reported Ootid, However, in the
Stores The Milwaukee Hallway Train
men Printers Decline to Accept a Cut
Keports More Kncui-ni;in3r-Ciiicago,
Aug. 21. There is an evident
abatement of th? depression in business
circles, and reports of resumption of work
are much more frcqtiei-t thau they were a
week a?o. Toe situation in this city is
Si mewhat peculiar. Betail stores say
that their trade is good, au.l money freely
spent, and yet. it is claimed by some than
there are from 100,000 to 2iXi,000 idle work
men in the city. This is pretty high
probably, but there are undoubtedly
many idle because they cannot get work.
This fact has resulted in the organization
of the Public Belief nnd Aid society, com
posed of laboring men, formed with tie
plan of taking concerted nation in pro
curing employment for the iillj.
Had n Lively Mectiii.
A meeting was held nt which the state
ment was made that from 100,000 to 200,000
men were in enforced idleness and resolu
tions were ndopted calling on the drainage
board to put men at work on the drainage
ca.ial by the day, said day to be eight
hours. The meeting wns very boisterous
at times and some of the speakers anarch
istic in their remarks. The American re
public was declared a failure and a farce,
a money monarchy; and tha gold bug, the
f-ilver king, and ttipitai in general came in
for a share of abuse. Politics wasdragged
in and every party and platform abused in
turn. For a while it looked like breaking
up in a rowJmt the constrictives finally
ruled the meeting.
Talli.rs Talk Ve.-y Wildly.
A meeting of about l,S.'0 men and wom
en was held at Metropolitan hall later,
called by the Chicago Tailors' union.
Those present were largely Jews, Ger
mans, Boles and Italians and the addresses
were wildly anarchical. One of the speak
ers wns Mrs. Parsons, nnd she had lost
none of her eld fire. Iler denunciations of
the capitalists were received with wild
applause. Other speeches of a similar
tenor were mado, but nothing definite was
i ill ?
i J v a
The United States
cream of tartar
highest Gf ajj
in leavening strength.
THE C, M. AND ST. P. MEN.
Indications That They Will Submit to a
Cnt In Wages.
Milwaukee, Aug. 21. The officials of
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road
and the grievance committee of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen finshed
their conference, but would divulge noth
ing as to the result thereof. From all
that can be learned it Is believed that the
brotherhood mn are inclined to accept
the proposed 10 per cent, cut, with the un
derstanding that it is temporary and dueto
the present tinanc'al trouble. It is said
that General Manager Karling assured t?;e
trainmen that the wages would; be
restored to me presep scale us scon ns
business would warrant.
I'ri liters Refuse a Reduction.
St. Taul, Aug. 21. St. Paul Typograph
ical union No. 30, by a nnnnimotis vote
has rejected the proposition of the emph 5--ing
printers to reduce the price of comj o
sition. Frederick Driscoll, business, man
ager of The Pioneer Press, mniU- a speech
proposing that the cut last but, sixty days
but the printers concluded U hold 1 he
scale at the present figures.
Resumed Work Again.
Elizabeth, X. J., Aug. 21. The Worth
lngton pump workB which locked out its
striking employes three weeks ago re
sumed operations today with one third of
its usual force. The men struck against a
reduction of 10 per cent, in their wages.
They return to work at the old figures.
A Peculiarity of the Times.
MlDDLETOK, Conn., Aug. 21. While
several of the largest manufact uring es
tablishments in this city are temporari.'y
closed there is no destitution. Many mer
chants report large cash sales and easier
collections than during any previous
Two Hundred Men Cio to Work.
YOUXGSTOWX, O., Aug. 21. The sheet
and plate department of the Falcon mill
resumed In siuess this morning, giving
employmeut to some 2lM men.
Will Meet to Deniiind I'ronipt Action.
NEW Youk, Aug. Vl. An oflicer of the
board of trade of this city, stated to a re
porter that a c-ill for a meeting in Wash
ington, D. C, of the business men of the
country for the purpose of demanding the
immediate nnd unconditional repeal f
the purchase clause of the .Sherman silver
act would probably be issued by the board
within a few davs.
Close of the Rowing Regatta.
LAKE Gevkva, Wis., Aug. 21. The row
ing regatta has closed and the pri.es have
been present"d. There were three fine sil
ver trophies. The Delawares, of Chica ro,
got the lieldiug cup for four-oared gigs;
the Argonauts, of Toronto, the I'ubst
company's cup for senior fours, nnd t ie
Minnesotas the Spaulding cup for eight
ours. Individual winners each received a
gold medal. Following. are the wiuuers of
the closing races: Senior doubles, three
quarter mile, Catlius, of Chicago; vig
race, one milj, Delawares; senior singljs,
three-quarter mile, McDowell, of Chicago
senior fours, three-quarter mile, Dela
ware; senior pairs, three-quarter mile,
Iroquois; eight-oared shell, one mile, Minne
sotas. Hopes of Tioplate Importers.
Milwaukee, Aug. 21. The collector of
ths port of Milwaukee has beeu obliged
to store lar.e quantities of tinplate be
cause the importers do not come forward
and pay the duties. On reason for this
is the stringency; another is stated to be
that congress i8 sure to take the add"l
duty off tinplate, in which case, if impi r
ters leave their goods in store.t hey will get
a large rebate.
Hail Destroys the Crops.
CnooKSTO:'. Minn., Aug. 21. Heavy hail
storms occurred twelve miles east of this
city over a strip three-quarters of a mile
wide extending from Bertram to Twin
Valley, fifteen miles. Crops were about
one-third cut. One-half of the balance is
said to be destroyed. Hail the size of vral
Jills tldtiJUULAJ&l, ikb
fJU (PtVw-rUw ejx 4uuJj&Jh cj
Late Chemist U. S. Department of Agriculture, IVasiitigtort, D. C.
Only the pure acid of grapes is used in Royal.
Royal leaves no acid or alkali in the food.
0 co,c c,;nc .--
PLAYING FOR THE PENNANT.
r.uston fi.pl.mirt lol.onk Like a V inner
Ii:rnio jtl I'i-ld Scores.
CiiK A-io. Au .-. 21. There have been
some ihnri'-cs r.enr the head of the list in
the lusc ball stand ng since the last week
ly review. Boston continues in first place
with a commanding lead, but Philadel
phia, which was second, has dropped to
fourth, and P.ttsburg and Cleveland have
taken second and third places respective
ly. 1 .alt imore has climbed over Sr. Louis
to eighth place, while Chicago hangs on
like irliu death to tenth place. Following
is shown how they stand:
faiao.-i 1 'i r
riayed Wou. Ia t. ("tut.
r.ostoti sc is -.si .-,01
1'ittsluir? '.u r,i lis .1U18
Clev. land H i 54 ..rsl
P iil.tdt!iMiii ii.'i 40 .."T!
KewVolk !'l 4! 4." .5S1
Krooklyn !C K til .4--4
Cincinnati m 41 4!i .479
Baltimore )! 4 El .4s
St Loiii.i !i 4;t Kl .41S
Chicago (17 41 fx! .4'.:i
liouisvill - M :!l M .ICS
Washington Wi o3 t .344
T T A TtRRR NN S.SSS
V Y AA R RUN N S S
V Y A A K K N N N 8
V Y A A RRRR It SS 8SS8
Y AAA K RNNN S
Y A A R K N N N 8 R
Y A A K R N NN SSSS
V- V & RPHH 'V X s
Y Y AA R R N N . J r
A A A V H V N S
Y A A R R N N J! Sv
Y A A R K X N ss
Following are In-agiK scores- At Chi
cago Washington 4. Chicago 15; at Balti
more Louisville 3. Hi-.liimore 7; at I'hila
de'phia St. Louis 3, 1'hiladelphia 2; at
Prooklyn Cincinnati 4, Hrooklyn 3; at
New Vork Cleveland 0, New York 2;
at Post on (two games) Pittsburg 10,
Poston VI. Pitt-burg 5, lloston 5 seven
innings. (Sunday) A Chicago Wash
ington 7, Chicago 11.
Was Trpn.um on That Tram.
Chicago. Aug. 21. The wreck on the
Fort Wayne I rack tit Whiting, although
not ivsuit:ng iu serious injury to any one,
had a very exciting feature. On the train
was j--J.".(l,uio en route Chicago banks, and
this, in jJ)-gold pieces, was scattered
around promiscuously. The wreck
brought to the scene a motley throng aud
a number ot tramps who eyed the yellow
metal with wide open eagerness. They
made a plunge toward it, but Conductor
Finnale drew a revolver and kept them at
bay until assistance arrived and not a dol
lar was lost.
An Autri::lierriiit-f (.unit; tolAicago.
llLlU- KoN, N. . I., Aug. 21. Prince Leopold
of lt u turg-iliisieiu, Austria, who has
beeu so jounr.ng iiere for several weeks.has
departed lor the Adirondacks and Canada.
Alter a stay m the mountains hueting
deer he will visit Canada and then go to
IT WT Ar TIIE ORDINARY WAT
that Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription comes
to the weak and suffering woman who needs
it. It's fvaranfcpd. Not with words merely;
any medicine can make claims and promises.
What is done with the " Favorite Prescrip
tion" is this : if it fails to benefit or cure, in
any case, your money is returned. Can you
.ask any better proof that a medicine will do
what it promises I
It's an invigorating, restorative tonic, m
soothing and strengthening nervine, and a
certain remedy for the ills and ailments that
beset a woman. In "female complaint" of
every kind, periodical pains, internal inflam
mation or ulceration, bearing-down sensa
tions, and all chronic weaknesses and ir
regularities, it is a positive and complete
To every tired, overworked woman, and
to every weak, nervous, and ailing one, it it
inrnt.Kliobrini?bealth and strenfta.
Now is the Time to do Your Knitting.
OnrYain stock is complete, comprUiog aU tb leading
kind in il.e brt co'oringe.
-Bug, Hasler, Scnwentscr-
DRY GOODS COMPANY.
Wrapp ors ,
All of the above goods will be sold at and below
cost to make room for the Fall stock.
I BEE HIVE,
.114 Wfst Second Btreet Pvenport, Iowa.