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THE AlUiUS, s.TUl?DAY, AUGUST .2(5, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Pow er.
HLLL IS FOIJ SILYEll
Position of the New York Sena
tor Plainly Stated.
BOLID TOE FIAT AND IEEE COINAGE.
But Wonld Wait for International Ajw
lent Interesting Kxplanatinn of the
Caimr of the I r predion John linll and
the .oMlni llanle.t Over the Coal
Springer ami Knrrona Sjak in the
IIfne Ilnuott I'enre ami Itynuin.
Wasiiinoti'X. Aim. 2f. Da-M Iicnnett
llilj, .ermtor from NVw York, has in the
pistyearor so mmle several speeches on
the f.nnnpinl (question: each time l:e una
bi.t-n qr.cMioned Inter as t what his views
on nilwr were, ami ba referred Lis ques
tioner to liis peccli. H a vote in the Fifty-sere
i;J congress ha.l a free coinage lenn
inf, Imt inspire of his speeches ami 1 in
Vntes rolxxlv kne.v just where "Have"
Hill wns "ht" on the silver question. They
know now. This uncertainty and the
finite' the nenafor-as a politician gave
him a crowtleil trailer' and a full ami at
tentive flour when 'he made his first ex
tended spew i. in the Fiftj-third congress
1-v.clentlT iNtesn't love fi rover.
It is seldom tliat a senater expresses his
antagonism to the president elected by his
own party as plainly as Hill cli.l. He de
clared that his vote wolild not be influ
enced hy tie piesidufct; that what were
t'ne views of the administration were of
Tin fnrisj miert In tl. tlm t.....i.lut
if he deserted -linietal'isrn," could not j
-''vi (frill tuiji 4HIU1 4eiii-
ocratic senators, and wonid h.ve to rely
u;on the votes of Republican seantors:
intimated that political patronaire would
not modify his views, and whenever he
bad occasion to refer to President Cleve
land did so in a manner that at the least
wan not at all loverlike
Hill's Three ( antra of the Trouble.
There were three cm s.-s of the present
financial trouble, he said, while admitting
that financial troubles will come along
about every twenty years, and that noth
ing can prevent I hem and thai this is just
twenty years Iroin the lust treat depres
sion. 1 lie first ciu.se was n-.nny years of
real or ficiiriuii- pro-perity. Theuutioa is
not unlike an individual. Sickness is in
cident to humanity and commercial panics
are incident to trade. "In addition to
these nuses, which for the purpose of this
argument 1 denominate 'natural' causes
against which it is probable that no pru
dence co: Id Kuard or prevent, there was
much reason to apprehend financial
troubles at this time owing to the con
tinued violation of correct bu-inesss prin
ciples on the part of our business men in
their haste to become suddenly rich.
Takes Whack at the "Gold 1ub.m
"Our financial centers have been flooded
with watered stocks of every description
in which innocent people have been in
duced to invest their means by the glitter
ing promises of enormous dividends which
are not forthcoming. Candor compels
me to say that these transactions have us
ually originated with that class of finan
ciers who infest our marts of trade and
are today ostentatiously attracting public
attention by their parrot-like clamor for
an "honest" dollar, and against the con
tinued use of silver money. B-tsides we
are suffering from the evils of over
production. The balance of trade has
unfortunately have against us. We
have sold our railroad and other securities
abroad instead of at home, and the interest
a well as portions of the principal have
been coming due and must be paid in gold,
because it was so "nominated in the
bo:id," and hence our gold has naturally
b.-en leaving us for foreign shores.
Tariff Itefnrm, Too, Hut Inevitably.
"Unquestionably some of the present dif
ficulty may be attributed to the uneasiness
f our protected industries, w hich have
been accustomed to rely to a certain extent
upon povernmental favoritism to support
them. I f'o notdisguise the fact that such
uneasiness exists, and that it contributes
its hnre to the general existing disturb
ance of financial affairs. But there is no
relief for this situation unless the domi
nant purty abandons itsprinciplesand sur
renders in advance to the interests which
were defeated at the last election. The
Democratic party is pledged to tariff re
form, and it must redeem its pledges, come
what may. Of course it must be expected
theie will he some friction. It is unavoid
able. It is incident to the anticipated
withdrawal of public aid from private en
terprises; and it cannot le prevented, but
rnu-t lie endured. TI.e people perfectly
understood the question last fall, and they
voted w ith their eyes wide open."
THE TWO OTHER CAUSES.
Gold Hugs witli (.hmilish Glee The Sena
ntor'Free Coinage Argument.
The second cause was the efforts of gold
monometallists to produce the panic for
the purpose of discrediting Bilver, with
which object in vie, "with ghoulish glee
they welcomed every bank failure, es
pecially in the silver states, little dream
ing that such failures would soon occur
at their own doors." He then poured the
vials of wrath on the monometallists and
no Populist ever accused them of more
flnunci.'il crima. The third cause was the
Sherman law and the senator found fault
with the president tor calling it a truce,'
and the implication was thrown out that
Cleveland had been in favor of the act.
The ben u tor then told his own personal
record on that act, which is well known.
He voted against it and bitterly denounced
i; from the start.
Next Hill defined his own position ou
finances as that of a bimetallist favoring
the use of both gold and silver as thestau
dard money of the United States. The
Sherman law was in the way of bimetal
lism and he wanted it repealed. The Sher
man law was not a bimetallic coinage law.
It directs the "purchase" of silver instead
of providing for the "free coinage" of sil
ver. Purchase means price, price means
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
commodity, and Wi en a 'metal is made a
commodity it is not money. Gold has free
coinage. Therefore it has no "price," and
melting it uoes not change its value, for it
can be recoined ii to exactly the same
value. fco witu si.ver under true free
coinage. Limited iind restricted coinage,
with purchases of silver, absolutely pre
Tl.e Biaud-Alli.-on law was subject to the
same criticism as the iiierman law; it re
ttric'eJ coinage. If the last congr s or
an extra session of congress last March
had repealed the t-l ernian law we would
largely have escajiec this present tinauc:;J
trouble and peNeu ed the dosing of the
India mints. But, the seimti i said, at tin-
present time interna: imial agreement w,s '
necessary to free coinage. The L'niu-d I
Mates cannot aiio;r it alone. This is a '
1 guy of the Sherman law. The seiator j
then called Sir William Harcourt, Glad-
stone's chancellor f the exchequer, "a j
burly bruiser, whoi.nowsas much aIo;it I
coinage and curreuc es as John Sullivan. j
and proceeded to dc nounce Great Britain'
ior everything ttiat is asinme in tiuancial
FREE COINAGE: THE REVEOY.
The Fiat of the (..ivernmpnt Makes the
Value of The Iollar.
Then he came to tl e permanent remedy
for the trouble, and : his was free oinnge
of silver as it existed prior to IsTt. lie
reiterated that no hi'V passed since then
was in any way a retrial of free coinage h
it existed prior to tl.at year. He expa
tiated brietij on the need of more cur
rency, and continuing said that the ques
tion of ratios was not for serious consider
ation at this time. The policy .f mniet
alli in must first be lefinitely settled and
then the time will b; ripe for discussion
of ratios. The prtrise ratio is not at
stake, hut the whole theory of bimet
allism. But if the e istin- ratio is to be
changed it should e put at 15 j to 1 in-j
stead ol being mcrea-ed.
The idea so oftei expressed that we
should have a dollar's worth of silver iu a
silver dollar was a narrow view of the mat
ter. To increase the value would cost a
large sum of money; to make it 1.V4' to 1
would put a profit in the government's
pocket, an 1 then he came squarely to
the fiat idea. Said he: "It is not t-e
quantity of silver ir a silver coin piece
that absolutely deter nines its value it is
the legal tender qnal.tr which is given to
it by law. The trade dollar contained
considerable more grains of silver than did
the st.indard dollar, and yet because it
was not legal money it soon liecame worth
only what its bullioi was worth in the
market." He also i.lr.strated the same
theory by citing the talf dollars, quarters
Hill closed with pr-dicting that the at
tempt to establish the gold standard in
India would fail. He then advised that
congress repeal the Sherman law and .o
home; then the country should strive for
international biniet illism, and if that
failed adopt bimetallism independently at
the earliest moment that it will be s.fe.
He did not know whenthat moment won! 1
come. It mig it nevet come. It certainly
had not come at this time. He predicted
that the tepeal hill w uld pass.
( SPRINGER AND BURROWS.
Substance of Their Speeches In the Honse
11 mini and Pence A train.
Springer and Burrows made the princi
pal speeches in the hojse. Springer said
he attributed the actual condition which
now exists in the country to three con
trolling and funda uental causes: First,
the tariff legislation since the war, the
protective tariff laws vhich are imposing
enormous burdens upon the people of ti.e
country to protect, favi .red interests. Sec
ond, the dem uutizatioa of silver in l$7:i,
and third, the authority given by the Sher
man act to purchase 4,5(XJ,0Li0 ounces of
silver each month tnd issue treasury
notes thereon, which treasury notes, un
der the rulinc: of the tr .'usury department,
were redeemable iu goi 1.
Silver had been held it par because the
government was pledged to that course.
Silver had depreciated hecause it had been
demonetized by the grt-at nations, and be
cause of its increased production. He then
made a plea for the passage of the Wilson
bill, but hoped that the silver question
would then receive a thorough investiga
tion and a measure be formulited that
would meet the expectiitionsof the people.
Burrows' speech cla med that the de-;
prcssion was the result in a large measure
to the prospect of "U rifl reform." The
Republican party was in favor of bimetal
lism and had maintained it. The Sherman
lar had been a disuppo ntment and should
Bynum replied to Pence's speech of
Thursday and charged Pence with eating
crow .tnd going hack on the Democratic
party, quoting one of Pence's speeches in
proof thereof. Fence retorted: "When I
mudethoo.e remarks. 1 w is sober as a judae,
and I want the record to say so."
Hi I aiios applause.
Then Bynum rose to a qestion of je:--sonal
privilege and said: "Yesterday,
jocularly, I inude a rem irk which possibly
might have been cous: rued as meaning
that I had been entertained at Denver in
a manner that unfitted me to make a
speech. My remarks were jocular and the
gentleman knows tha' I was as sober as any
man in Denver that night."
Pence I have said so; and I went to
your friends last night to tell them yon
had been sotier. Laugl ter
Bynum Then you should not have cast
On the liase H all field.
Chicago, Aug. 26. Ft llowiug are scores
made by League club-: At Baltimore
Cincinnati 4, Baltimore Z; at Washington
St. Louis 8, Washington 0; at New York
Pittsburg 5, .New Yori 5 ten innings,
darkness; at Philadelphia Louisville ,
Philadelphia ; at Brojkiyn Chicago 4,
Brooklyn 8; at Boston-Cleveland 3, Bos
Will Be Mlaaed, but it Mourned.
Atlanta, Aug. 20. -A man supposed to
be Coley DodrelL a notorious outlaw, was
shot and killed near Gainesville by a
posse. Some time ago he killed an en
gineer and the sheriff who tried to arrest
him at Gadsden, Ala.
WORLD'S FAIK FUN.
"Good as a Circus" at Jackson
MACHINERY HALL IS SCOW CENTER.
Big Pumps That Will Dischargee Lemon
ade Mild Kevelry on the Adjoining;
Lagon--A Battle With Fire Hose and a
Fight Between Hone Marine Souvenirs
Hot From the Machinery Colored Peo
ple's Bay F.xposition Note.
Chicago, Aug. 26. Machinery hall and
the lagoon just east of it will be the most
interesting places in the World's fair
grounds today. It is Machinery Hall day
at the grounds and every exhibitor in the
building has joined in the general idea to
make things, lively. There will be a 1
sorts oi interesting sports and perform
ances that no one ever saw before, begin
ning early in the uiornin j and lasting un
til the lights go cut along toward miu
night. F.cery machine in the building
will lie run during the day up to 10
o'clock at night, and most of them will To
performances they have not been made to
Will rump Lemonade by the Barrel.
For instance, the big pumps in the
Worthing exhibit, 4nstead of pumping
water, will pump lemonade into the
throat of any vis.tor who wants it. It
won't be ' circus'- lemonade, either, for the
juice of 50,Os) 'emons will be squeezed into
s -vera! tanks of good water. Other exhib
itors will make sandwiches for free distri
bution among their guests, and no one w ill
be allowed to go hungry or thirsty. Out
on the lagoon east of Machinery hall the
wildest so.t of fun will be going on all
through the afternoon.
A Novel Naval Engagement.
Tticre wib lie a hose battle between two
crews of four men each. They will ride on
floats, one of which is named the Ram
bunctious and the other the Puguacious.
The armament of each float will be a lead
of hose through wh.ch will be forced an
inch stream of water under eighty pounds
pressure. The members of the crew that
knock the other off their float by shooting
the water into their faces, down their
Decks, or in any other way will be declared
the winners of the battle and will receive
$o each as a reward.
Fight Between the Horse Marine.
Another feature on the lagoon will ba
the battle of the royal horse marines. The
royal horses are immense barrels with
gaudy horses' head and tail attachments
made to float in the water. Six men on a
side will straddle the royal horses. Each
will wear a cockade and be armed with n
wooden sword. Kach rider must propel
his horse by paddling with hands and
feet. In that fashion they will set at each
other to knock off the cockades and the
fide that retains its colors longest will be
A Sonvenlr of the Day.
Inside the I uilding all the machinery
will be in operation and working at some
souvenir device. An interesting feature
will be the receipt of telegraph and tele
phone messages from President Cleveland,
Secretaries Carlisle and Gresham, Chaun
cey M. Depew and others. It i the inten
tion to distribute as souvenirs of the day,
copies of these messages printed on paper
and with type manufactured within twen
ty minutes after the receipt of the com
munications. COLORED AMERICAN DAY.
Mrs. Hooker and Her Two Nieces Anslst In
Representative colored men from all
parts of the United States were present in
Festival hall at the exercises attending
upon the celebration of "Colored Ameri
can Day." Tbe hall was well filled, not
withstanding an admission fee of 5 cents
was charged, and much enthusiasm pre
vailed. Frederick Douglass was chairman
of the meeting and about him on the plat
form were Bishop Henry McXeal Turner,
Rev. J. O. Price, Bishop Benjamin W.
Arnett, D. D,. Charles S. Morris and others.
The three fignres which attracted the
most attention, however, were Mrs. Isa
bella Beecher Hooker and her two
beautiful nieces, who formed a
striking group in the center of
the BLage. Mrs. Hooker was the guest cf
honor and her two nieces had come over
from the Woman's building as her escort.
The trio was received with tremendous
cheering as they entered and took their
seats. A musical programme of unusual
excellence was then given, and Mr. Doug
lass delivered an address.
In the Livestock pavilion first premiums
were taken for Aberdeen-Angus cattle
by J. G. Imboden. Decatur, Ills.; W. A
McIIenry, Denison, la., and J. J. Rogers,
Abingdou, Ills. For Shire horses by G. E.
Brown, Aurora, Ills.; Bargess Bros.,
Wenona, Ills., and M. W. Dunham,
The attendance continues away above
the 10O,i. 0 mark. Yesterday there were
140,031 paid admissions.
A game of football will be played in the
Stock pavilion by electric light tonight, le
tween the West Point cadets and a picked
The fair will he open tomorrow, the clos
Ing case not yet having been decided.
Columbian Liberty Bell Coming.
Tnor, X. Y., Aug. 20. The Columbia-!
Liberty beli has been shipped from here
for New York, and will he taken from
there to Chicago.
Father of Spiritualinni Dead.
Xew Yohk, Aug. 26. Henry Clark
Bowen, author of spiritualism, who died
at his home, 2S5 Livingston street, Brook
lyn, Thursday morning, was taken to
Fresh Pond isiand an i cremated. No re
ligious service was held either at the
bouse or at the crematory, by special re
quest of the deceased.
But They Never Will Stop.
Pittsbcko, Aug. 20. Mrs. Sarah Barr
poured coal oil on the kindling wood in
her kitchen range from a lighted lamp.
Immediately there was au explosion and
Mrs. Barr was covered with burning oih
She was horribly burned and will die: She
la 55 years of age.
Eighteen Out of Twenty Lost.
Philadelphia, Aug. 26. The steamer
and barge lost off Long island Wednesday
night were the steam collier Panther and
the barge Lykens Valley. The crews
numbered twenty and eighteen were
American Bar Association.
New Yoke., Aug. 26. The American Bar
association 'will hold its sixteenth annual
meeting at Milwaukee, Wis., on Aug. SO,
SI and bept. L,
MUCH FIGHTING IN MEXICO.
Faction and Government Troops at War
and Many Killed.
EAGLE Pass, Tex., Aug. 28. The politl
c.U excitement across the border In Mexico
is causing much bloodshed. A fight took
place at Pinto Del Armen between the
Galanists, one of the factions, and the
Cardenists, another faction, in which
forty-five were killed, the Galanists losing
the most heavily. Another fight occurred
between Santa Rosa and Abosola.tn which
the government troops were engaged with
the Cardenists and it is said that 120 were
left dead on the field. No particulars.
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. -
The woman who. with her child, was
murdered by Gustave Scharff at Milwau
kee was not his wife, but his mistress. Her
name was Mrs. Ollie King.
Police at Detroit had to club the unem
ployed on two successive occasions when
they were driving other men away from
Major W. J. A. Deacon, of the staff of
Governor Lewelling, of Kansas, was so
drunk ou the field while inspecting the
Second regiment, K. N. G., that he twice
fell off his horse.
A boy of 14 has been condemned in Eng
land to be hanged for the murder of his
brother, aged 1) years, and a strong effort
is on foot to get the seutencs commuted.
France will not send military attaches
to the Gern.an mameuvres this fall be
cause the sham battlefield is to be around
The National Association of Fire En
gineers has concluded its session at Mil
waukee after selecting Montreal as the
place for the next meeting.
Ground has been broken for the midwin
ter exposition at San Fraucisco.
Professor Louis Auassiz. President An
gell, of the Boston Humane so, iety. says
was a firm believer in the imtsu rt.tiity of
Obituary At St. Iuis. Dr. J. B. Glac
cies, the most proiriuent American Pro
tective assiviation worker in the west: at
Eau Claire. Wis.. li. v. J. B,M hm: at Ii
Crosse, Wis., S.sters Aqneline ami Seuo
lastra. of the Si. Koe convent.
Reports from Paris say that James Gor
don Bennett, of the .vrw York Herald, has
not recovered from hi recent accident,
and that another operation will be neces
sary. Senator Squire has introduced a bill au
thorizing the extension to Alaska of the
provisions of the law appropriating money
for the maintenance of agricultural ex
Thomas P. Kirby, dealer in natural gas
supplies at Muncie, Ind., is missing.
There was another anti-French riot at
Naples. Three numbers of the mob were
killed and ten wounded by the police be
fore they were dispersed.
The Navarro Mills company, of San
Francisco has filed a petition in insolvency.
The liabilities are over $1,0. 0,000 and are
exceeded bv the assets.
xu leager, relic of the famous Cooley
gang, who operated on the Pennsylvania
border, has escaped from jail at Kingwood,
AV. Ya. He was to have been tried next
week for complicity in the robbery of an
old man named Yope.
The Nebraska prohibition convention has
nominated Mrs. Ada M. Bitteubender. of
Lincoln, for the supreme bench, and Mrs,
C. A. Walker. A. E. Rickey, and Mrs C.
J. Heald for regents of the state univer
sity. ROOT AXD 9RAXCM,
the poison in your blood, however it
may have come or whatever shape
it may bo taking, is cleared away
by Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery. It's a remedy that rouses
every orpin into healthful action,
purifies and enriches the blood, and
through it cleanses and invigorates
the whole system. Salt-rheum, Tet
1 ter, Eczema. Erysipelas, Boils. Car
' buncles. Enlarged Glands, and the
worst Scrofulous Sores and Swell
ings, are perfectly and permanently
cured by it.
Unlike the ordinary Spring med
icines or sarsaparillas, the " Discov
ery " works equally well at all seas
ons. All the year round and in all
cases, it is guaranteed, as no other
blood medicine is. If it ever fails
to benefit or cure, you have your
money back. You pay only for the
good you get.
Isn't it safe to sav that no other
fv blood - purifier can be "just as
lVi good I"
l If it w-ej-e. wouldn't it anld an I
J- E- Montrose, iuoaeer
Tuesday Evp., Aug. 29 th.
Lincoln J. Carter's
Mammoth Scenic Production.
The Awful Tornado. Tbe Great Dipping Fcere
Fix Tars Furling a Monster Sail. The collision
of twoorcitii liners at foil speed. TheMlghtv
Open Sea fcene, with waves running mountniii
hiirb. Dissecting room of a medical college
Chicaco Harbor at Night, and manj other sceuic
To bold, as well as win tncce?.
Keep si your play-bill promises.'
Lincoln J. Carter.
Scats on tale Ane. i" at Harper Ilonse Phar
macy . Prices 26c. 6Cc, 75c and ( 1.
T nder the management of
CHAS. T. KIKDT.
'Attractions every evening and Sunday after
soon. -mm -r
Band Concerts. Wedneadaya. Fridays and Son
days. Eleeant meals at all honr at S6c, 60c and 7Sc
Order by Telephone Ko. 1220.
Now is the time to buy while above stocks
217, 21? W. Second St., DAVENPORT, TOW.
A FAIR EXCHANGE.
You can't arford to be mistaken in a shoe. If it
is all right, you can wear it; if it isn't, vou can't.
plain about. You will like our fine 3 shoes. For a gocd
maty reasons it will please you. It fits well, weara well, lock
wel and gives you what you pay for comfort and satisfaction;
Will accept Roc Island Savings Bank certificates of de
posits in payment of goods and accounts.
Wrigrh.t & Greerietwalt,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14. 17c
White granite plates, 5in 03c
" Gin 04c
" Tin 05c
side dishes 05c
covered sujrars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
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you'll have nothing to com
bargains which we will
White granite bakers.. .7, 10, 15. Iv
" platters 9. 23. 2e
" " scollop nappies 7, 9.11f
18 qt dish pans 25e
8 in pie tins ;c
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