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THE AlU-US, SATUKDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 181)3.
Highest of ail in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Rc port.
RAUM OX PENSIONS.
Comments on the Policy of
' Secretary Smith.
nS RULINGS PRONOUNCED ILLEGAL
'ha Act of one AdmiiiWlr. thin Not Kr
' viewable by lit Mm c--..r I.orliien
Module the Urilt-r at la iii-nliii
Condition ibe NhiIihiu. I limin e as
Vtt Monthly Stuti-meiit Proceedings io
. Congress I'rrslalerit at Hume.
' . WaMUNiiTDN, Sept. 2. Ex-lViiMonCotn-'jisioner
Xuuii: has written a letter U
,'cey, of the comiuittej on invalid puu
- . oiib, exprehsinu his views- on the action
f Secretary Hoke Smith in revoking his
-Jauni't) rulings nnl orders on the peu
' ,on art of June 27, J1") lie cites the
-dcrs issued by himself for the enforce
' tent of the act and then cites the order of
j jcretary Hoke Smith calling for new rul
tgn and new ratings under the act, nnd
tils attention to the fact that under the
;w rating only three classes of disability
entitled to the maximum rate of iVi
. "ir month, while under his rulings there
ere forty-three such classes. He defends
' is on the ground that inability to per
t rm manu il labor tniirht result from
sher causes than a ln
, f lloke Smith' Ac
jrhe pith of Itauiu's
sher causes than a loss of limbs.
lotion Not Legal.
letter Is bis com
ment on the legality of the action of the in-
' '' ..Hnr llmMrtmuiir in mul-i... ia ; .......
Jtlon of the law retroactive. He savs on
Je subject: ''I fully recognize the right
der the law of Secretary Smith and his
jbordinate ofllcers to maks changes ia
,J regulations and orders in regard to the
!xfs and ratings in pension claims; but
V.Jse gentlemen should understand that
J iir orders must have a prospective and
t a retrospective operation. For wherein
' .- heir legal authority to make regula
. ns and orders greater fiiiin that of their
'decessors. Secretary Noble and his suV
linates? They adopted orders to Nos. HB
; J 104 in regard to the proofs and ratings
i claims tiy authority of the law of June.
-''0. These orders f il lowed the exact lan
ige of the statute in reference to the
t t ure of the disabilities which were pen
mable; the rates de:ermined were as
dlated to the rates under the old law
; ich had grown up in the oflice from an
j lerience of forty years and which were
tained in weil understood schedules.
A Contrnct on Hand.
These orders were acted upon by the
' niants, and by the departments, and
; e in full force durina three sessions of
j gress more than SiO.WW claims were
wed under these orders pension certi
,!8 were issued upon these allowed
ms under the seal ..f the department,
the names of the pensioners were
, ':ed upon the pension rolls of the conn
in pursuance of the interpretation of
' 5 laws by Secretary Noble, Assistant
-etary lluswey ai;d Commissioner Kaum
1 ' the pensioners were paid the pensions
:' wed by these certificates, and now the
osition is that Secretary Smith, Assis
(. i. Secretary Ueynolds and Commis
?, er Ichren shall review these 3.Vi,l)00
!s determined by their predecessors be
' jie.forsooi h.they do not agree wit h them
'ie construction of the law
V , Attorney General Wirt' Opinion.
! "his is no new question. It is as old as
i (government and lifts been luminous1 v
.usscd by some of the most learned
'era and judges of the country. H n.
. j.iam Wirt, attorney general o! the
ed States, in an opinion rendered
1 1, ISrfo, reporled in volume 2, page 8,
dons of Attorney Generals, lays down
rue doctrine upon this subject. His
ion has been followed by all his suc
ra," and Kaum quotes Wirt to the
, t that the rule of action prescribed for
' -i -xecutive is to consider the acts of its
F 'ecessors conclusive, and any other
i : would keep the acts of the executive
itWed and afloat.
J Mo Iiight to Ilrview Decision.
: mm then concludes as follows: "The
: lime court of the United States has
;', J-d upon the question a number of
!. j, uuiformly holding that the ouasi-
!ia! questions decided by one secretary
department could not be reviewed
,-eversed by his successor. And now it
nes a pertinent question if it was not
J ;etent for Secretary Noble to revoke
iiction of his predecessor, Secretary
I , In respect to determining the ques
jof right of way of a railroad com
i how is it that it is competent for
?tary Smith to revoke the action of
Uary Noble in the quasi-judicial pro
iags of griintinga pension to a soldierf
.;e no hesitation in saying that such a
jeding has not warrant in law, is con
, to the well established usage of the
"nment and is a gross usurpation of
lTIONAL CASH DECREASES.
' jefore the National Debt Is 10,000,.
. ! OOO More Than It Wag,
iSHiNGToN, Sept. 2. The debt state
jshows a net increase in the public
. i; less cash in the treasury during
, iUt of tlO,442,bib.Wj. The inteYest bear
. ; bt increased f 150,000; the nou-inter-v
J saring debt decieased tlO.UOS, and
. , 8h in the treasury decreased $10,003,
i; .' The balances of the several clashes
j ! t at the close of business August 31
e i Interest bearing debt, t5So,037,S;Q;
i n which interest has ceased since
, ity, rJ.045,540.28; debt bearing no in
, f373.S77.12S.37. Total, JWiO.WW,.
" certificates and treasury notes off
?i an equal amount of cash In the
;sry outstanding at the end of the
i'. i were t565,M4,8Sl, a decrease of
1,710. The total cash in the treasury
! 13.857,887.82. The gold reserve was
, .120 and net cash balance $11,274,
t ' In the month there was a decrease
coin and bars of $10,390,7V:).54, the
t the close U-inif l 7fi 423 i n i v
uver mere was a aT-crease of J2,:!C3,536.02.
During the month the percentage of each
kind of money received from customs at
New York was as follows: Gold ooin, 47.4,
silver coin, 0.3, gold cert iti cut es, 4 8. silver
cert ilicHtes. 5.1. I'uited States n tes, 37.6;
L'uitc.1 Slates ireaury notes, 5.3.
MODIFIED BY LOCHREN.
The I'diHion C'fuiimiss'oiu'r Makes a New
l-ule a to Suspension.
WasIIINoTuX, Sept. i. iUa ejsion sus
pension onier lias been modified ud here
after t i.e Mi-pensions will probably be few.
Couiuiisioi.er Iioclirm has issued an order
whicn .-ays in ll'. ci that where it appears,
prima lacie, -.m U.e face of the pap.-rs that
Hie pensioner was not entitled to any rat
ing, tlie pajment ot the pensioi shall be
at once suspeiub-d and the pensioner noti
fied that he will be dropped from the rolli
after sixty days from such notice inless he
shall in t he meantime tlie competent evi
dence showing his right to pensic n.
This is the only case where suspension
conies immediately. Where it appears
that the pensiouer is entii led to a less rate
than he is now receiving, and where it ap
pears on the face of the papers :hat the
pensioner had Iwen allowed a pension un
der a prior law, and that he is not entitle.!
under the act of June 27, lSiK), to any high
er rate of pension, the pensioner will be
notified that if within sixty days he does not
present further proof of his rigl.t to the
pension granted lie will then be su-.pendeJ.
Oolug ' Senate autl lliiun '.
Washington, Sept. 2. The senate put
in the day on the repeal bill. Vance speak
ing against it. No business of public im
portance was transacted.
The house postponed the eulogies on f ha
late Representative Chipmau.of Michigan,
until Sept. 15, which Heed Interpreted as
meaning that the session would f.o r'.gl.t
along. The Uoatner amendment to the
rules by which auy member m chhrge of
measure could call for cloture was reject
ed. An amendment was adopted- 5r to "1
prohibiting smoking in t! e cham erdiu
ina or immediately befo- missions Sev
eral amendments ruling out exce t oucm
a session, the motions to refer.etc. so dear
to the filibusters, were rejected auj ti.j
Cause of the Decline in Silver.
Washington. Sept. 2 During Vance's
speech iu the senate Cockrell tins .-.time..,!
to put in a statement showing t lat the !
aggregate production nnd coinage of gold
and silver for ail the world from 1S7:J tn
iy.3 had been as follows: Gold produc
tion. $2,2HI,in(u;00; co.n.-g-, ?2.7s7)(',(!i i.
Silver production, $2,4:).t'iO,ou; c jiniige.
2,322,(Kl0.tW. And Cockrell laid stress i
upon the f.;ct that the coinage of g ild ex
ceeded its production by 577.UX),0U . whih!
the coinage of oilver was i-7.s,00u,i 1W les-l
The I'resident Arrivent Home.
Washington, Sejit. 2 Iresilei t and
Mrs. Cleveland have arrived anil ta ;en uji
their residence at the White Hou.m.-. ltoth
are in excellent health. The president's
first day at home was taken up wit i busi
ness at his oflice and a cabinet, meeting.
DROP IN FAIR ATTENDANCE.
The I'uid Admission Do Not Keep Up to
Chicago. Sept. 2. With a lovely ft. 11 day
the pai 1 admissions to the orld's
fair vrunds began the mon.h of
September with a drop, compared with the
previous Friday, of about i;),ro, there be
ing only 127,0J5 registered yesterday. It ia
hoped, however, that next week will show
up better. Monday is New York di y and
the New Yorkers are hustling for a i rowd.
Depew will e he.-e and so ill Governor
Flower. Monday is also Labor Day. Wis
cousin celebrates on the 0'h, Pennsylvania
on the 7th and Utah and California i n the
9th. To day is Uoman Catholic education
day und many prominent prelates are ou
Among the winners of first premiums in
the live stock show were: Morgan 1 orses
W. W. Stevens, Salem, Iud.; Morgan
Horse company, Carpentersville, Ills.
Guernsey cattle N. K. Fairbanks, Lake
Geneva, Wi-;.; John Hudson, Mowe iqua,
Ills. German coach horses Altman tros.,
Watseka, III.,.; T'lfert Poppen, German
Valley. Ills.; A. 15. Holbert. Greeley, Ia.
ONE REASON FOR JUDGE LYNCH.
I Suggested In Soeli hh h as Tills One
Mighty Slow Justice.
SPAnTANsnrno. S. C, Sept. 2 G. orgo
S. Turner was hanged here by the sheriir.
This probably is the most prominent 1 ang
ing that has taken place in South Caro
lina, i v l.iiiiaouie ina.i, Ia
years old. weighing over 200 jiouikIh. Hj
was the owner of a cotton factory nnd was
worth 5,0oo. S-veral years ago he killed
two men at different times, but got clear
through false witnesses. He druggei. his
sister-in-law nnd seduced her, after which
in a quarrel with her brother, Ed Finger,
he killed him with a pistol while a negro
was holding him. For three years he syent
his wealth trying to evade the death pen
alty. He died in fifteen minutes, meeting
death with courage.
I'ulmetto State's Ilusy Day.
BF.KKKLT, S. C, Sept. 2. Oscar J hn
son, an all-round murderer, was hanged
here for killing Henry Weltman, white,
and his wife. Heary Ewing was also
hanged for killing a man iu a quarrel
about the latter's wife. Johnson was
strangled and bis contortions were terri
ble. Laurens. S. C. Sept. 2. Wade Cannon
and George bowers, colored, were hanged
here for arson. At the same time Joho
Ferguson was executed for wife mur ler.
There were no sensational incidents.
Kansaa Farmers Want Seed.
ToPEEA, Kan., Sept. 2. The state bord
of railroad commissioners his received ap
plications from 8,651 farmers in twdve
counties in western Kansas for seed wheat
with which to plant 244,13.7 acres of ground,
but so far not a single bushel has been con
tributed in response to the board's request
to supply th's demand.
Is the Latest Report from the
UEAELY ALL THE VICTIMS NEGROES
Bodie Hurled by Seorei That No Account
It Taken Of and the Full List Will Nevel
Be Known Probability That the Num
ber of Dead Will Reach 8,000 Suffer
ing Xegroe Fighting for Food Florida
Report Twelve Dead
New Yokk. Sept. 2. A special to th
World from Savannah, Ga., says: S. S.
Friedling, of the wholesale grocery firmo!
S. Guckenheimer & Son, has returned
from Beaufort on a special tug. Mr.
Friedling said at least 800 persons were
drowned on the islands in that vicinity,
and that when all reports are in upward of
1,500 will be found to have perished. Up
to Thursday the coroner had held inquests
on 300 bodies, thirty-seven of which were
buried in one p t and fifty in another Ic
is impossible to procure coflins.
Spent Four Hours Iu a Tree.
Captain II. D. Elliott's place -on Cane
island suffered severely from the storm.
As it grew worse Captain Elliot fastened
his family to trees with life lines. I.I.
Deusler lost Lis building and contents on
Paris i.-laml, and he and his wife spent
four hours on top of a tree. The aggre
gate loss at Heaufort will exceed $500,000.
The phosphate industry near l$;aufort has
beeu ruined and tha crops on the Sea
islands are a complete loss. Unless im
mediate relief comes the suffering will bt
Will Never Know the Truth.
Attempt at -Identification of bodies has
been abandoned. Althat is desired now
is to get the bodies out of the way as
quickly as possible to prevent epidemics
resulting from their rapid decomposition.
No accurate record is kept of the number
of the dead, and the statistics of the dis
aster will never be fully kuown. Ou aeh
island and on the mainland the surqivorj
are burying all the remains of the vic
tims that can be found. Coroner's certifi
cates are out of the question. Searching
parties make their way around the plan
tations and homes aud as soon as a body
is found it is put under the grouud.
Nearly all the dead are negroes.
The Storm Lett Nothing Standing
The black belt on the coast has lost not
less than l.tMJO of its negro population, with
a probability that it s twice that number.
It will be a week before all the dead are
found, as there are still many on the
islands. The sea, too, is slowly casting up
its dead. The sufferings of negroes, who
constitute yy per cent, of the unfortunates,
is almost indescribable, aud several days
must yet pass befoia their necessities can
be relieved. Not a vestige is left of bouses
and farm buildings, all having floated
Orcut Destitution Among the Negroes,
AfGfSTA, G.i., Sept. 2. The negroes
driven to Port Koyal by the storm, from
the sum unding islands and the rice and
cotton plantations, are so destitute and so
badly in neei of somet hing to eat that they
have resorted to light it. g among them
selves for food. S" viral were killed in a
fight for provisions. '1 hose who are not
given immediate relief become rel.ellious,
and it is a difficult t-U to keep the suffer
ers iu subjection. A sojii as one negro
gets some supplies he is attacked for his
share, and considerable food has beeu
wasted by these battles.
Ten lU.iateil r.oilies Founil.
MrMIMi.'s, Sept. 2. A special to The
Commercial from Jacksonville, Kla., says:
Reports of the damage by the storm in the
outlying districts are coming in slowly.
Ten bloated bod ies of victims of Sunday's
cyclone have been discovered in a drift,
fourteen miles from Jacksonville. Tha
bodies were almost nude and could not be
A COMPROMISE OR STRIKE.
The Outcome of the Trouble no the Loul
ville and Naaliville.
Lot lsViLLK, Sept. 2. The fate of the
Louisville and Nashville trouble will soon
be determined. If not a compromise, it
will lie a strike. The ultimatum of the
employes has been reached and stated. It
is that tho company must fix some time
within the next six months to place salar
ies back where they were before the cut
was ordered, md that there must be a
specific agreement betweeu the company
aud the men to that effect.
This decision was reached at a meeting
of the delegates of the several organiza
tions held at the Falls City hall, and a
committee consisting of Arthur, Wilkins,
Snrpent, Wilkerson and I'ettibone called
upon President Smith and General Man
ager Metcalfe to present to them the re
sult and arrange for a full conference and
discussion of the differences. When the
committee called they were received bv
Ceneral Manager Metcalfe, who declined
to make auy compromise, but the men
continue to hope. The freight handlers
have struck aud no freight is bein
Chartered a Great Kailwny.
Tol'EKA, Kan., Sept. 2. The proposed
north and south railroad extending from
the Dakotas to the Gulf of Mexico has
been chartered under the name of "The
Dakota, Wichita aud Gulf Railroad com
pady," with a capital stock of flS.OUO.OOO.
The incorporators are: K. H. Howell, G.
W. Clement, T. K. McLean and W. II.
Cook, of Wiciiita; E lward R iemer, of Xew
York city: C. M. Rawlins, of Lyons, Kan.,
aud A. 11. Violet t. of Oklahoma City, O.T.
Infernal Deed of Six Tramp.
Cincinnati, Sept. 2. A dispatch from
McKi nui-y, Ky., states that six tramps, five
of them colored, met the 8-year-old daugh
ter of S'iniiiel Upthegrove on a lonely
road. She was seized aud frightfully mal
treated. Five of the tramps have been
captured and a wholesale lynching is
Cut the Wagea 10 I'er Cent.
WAUSAU. Wis., Sept. 2. All the saw
mill companies of this city have instituted
a cut of 1C per cent, in the wages of their
employes. The crew at Parker & Stew
art's mill would not accept the reduction
and walked out. The other mills are still
running, but a strike is feared.
Bland's Wife Serloaaly I1L
Washington, Sept. 2. Representative
Bland has left for his home, Lebanon, Mo.,
being called thither by the Illness of his
wife. Mr. Bland has received a letter from
hor physician advising his return, and
in accordance therewitn ne took tho first
train (or home.
The Burlington route will sell
round trip tickets, good for 20 days,
on August 22, September 12 and Oc
tober 10. to the cities and farm lands
of the west, northwest and south
west, at low rates.
Send the names and addresses of
your friends in the east to the under
signed, and pamphlets will be for
warded them, descriptive of western
farm lands. For further information,
maps and time tables, aply to the
Burlington route ticket agent, or to
P. S. El-stis,
Gen. Pass. Agt. C, B. & Q. K. R.,
Home Seekers' Kxcursions.
The Burlington, Cedar Kapids &
Northern railway will run three (8)
grand harvest excursions to all
points on its line, west of ami in
cluding Iowa Falls. Also to other
points in the west, northwest, south
Tickets on sale Aug. 22, Sept. 12
and Oct. 10, and are limited good 20
days from date of sale. For further
information call on or address any
agent of the company or
J. E. IIannegax.
' Gen Ticket and Pass. At.
For the Fii-l Time iu Twenty-Five Year.
Am.KToN, Wis., Sepl. 2. The Appleton
Woolen mill shut liowu today for the first
time iu twenty-five years. Lack of ordecs
aud disinclination to pile up stock in the
present unceituinty of tariff, matters is
ass ,m 'J VI
A LOXG PROCESSTO.V
of diseases start from a torpid liver nnd im
pure blood. JJr. Pierce s Golden Medical Dis
covery cures every ono of them. It j rrvcuts
them. too. Take it, as you oupht, when you
feel the first F.ymj'tonis ( languor, loss of ap
petite, dullness, depression ) and you'll save
yourself from scmiuti.ing serious.
In building up r.ccleil flesh nnd strength,
and to purify nnd enrich the IiKvkI. nothing
can equal the "Discovery." It invigorates
the liver and kidney s, ; romotes all the bodily
functions, and brin.-.- 1-ick health and vigor.
For Dyspepsia, " li vi r Compliant," Filious
ness, and all Scrofulous., s-.kin, and Scalp Dis
eases, it is the only rem.- iy tint's rftia ranteed
to benefit or cure, in every case, or the money
is ref imded.
Aliout Catarrh. No matter what you've
triorl nnd found wnnti:i.'. t.iu can he cured
with Dr. Sage's O:-vrrh' lti.-r.tedy. The pro
prietors of this mediei'i" i.gree to cure you,
or they'll pay you fi.0 in cash.
4 KF. -iOL IS NEED?
W'ant a rook
Want a partner
Wunt a fiiua'lon
Wsnt to rent rooms
Wbi.I a servant gul
Wnnt to Sell a frm
Went to sell a house
t biii to exchange Hnjthinfr
Want te fell housi bokl poods
Want lo make any real estate Irian
Wri t to sell or trade fcr anyttilnsr
Want to fluil customer Tit anything
USK TIIEsE COLUMNS.
TSH 11AILY AKGUS DELIVERED AT YOC R
i door evfry eTeumc lor lrlssir per week.
For ittN r a house of seven hooms.
on Third avenne, between Meveuth and
Twelfth streets. pjily at Abucs c flirre.
GENTS (VALE OK FEMALE) MAKE f'.O A
I day. New iLvention. Every liou-elin ilmu-'t
hnve it. Smsll outlav liia- profits. I'erfetiim Mfc.
t o , 15S St. Clair St., Cleveland. O.
TTE OFFER AGENTS BIG MONVY IN EX
f elusive territory. Our tafes seb at sis. lit ia
cbv or country. Acents first in field actually
vine rich. One a'i:ent in one day cleared S'.'1.50
So can jon. ('aui'ocne free. Address Alpine
Safe Co., No. 3WJ-3T1 Clark street. Cincinna.i. o.
U7 ANTED MAN IN TI1IS CITY WITH $S00
Casb Cupital to Ktart a t ranch of our b isf
ticss. $fi(rt) i'er month can eaeily be made. Dusi
nes strictly lecitimate a d permanent; now in
operation in eevera' cities coining money. Par
lie with the required capital, meanu -ft business,
address: Liwbeice & IIorKirr, eave Builiing.
Cincinnat i, O.
$12,000 IH PREMIUM?.
'H.20O in Sp-ed Citest-s.
Four Races Each Day, One of Which
is a Running Kace.
BICYCLE RACES Thursday, Sept.
14. at 9:30 a. m.
Steam and electric cars direct to
SPECIAL RATES ON ALL ROADS.
For information, premium lists,
and speed programs, apply to
P. W. McManis, Secretary,
:r Under the mat agement of
iCUAS.T. KINDT. tSS " ZZZ
Attractions every evening and Sunday after
noon Band Concerts, Wednesday. Fridays and Sun
days. Eleeant meal at all honr at 35c, 50c and 75c
Order by Telephone No. 1SK0.
s offering from ailmei t pecnlar to their tex can
the reliable uterine corrective and tonic will per
manently relit ve the worst case. Book giving
full particulars mailed free. Address: Hcom 5
w ninuer Uloce, Davenport.
Now is the time to buy while above stocks
. are complete.
Hug, Easier, Schwentser.
DRY GOODS COMPANY,
217, 217 W. Second St., DAVENPORT, 10 WA.
A FAIR EXCHANGE.
You can't alford 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 )ike our fine $3 thote. For a gocd
maty reasons ic will please you. It fits well, wears well, locks
wel and gives you what you pay for comfort and satisfaction:
Will accept Kocc Island Savings Bank certificates of de
posits in payment of goods and accounts.
Wright & Greer await,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
Cut in Half..
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12. 14, 17c
While granite plates, 5in 03c
' " " 7in 05c
" side dishes 05c
covered sugars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered'this
week Everything must go. Come early "and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART ST OR!?.
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In Great Variety,
At BOTTOM PRICES.
If it's ULfit to wear, you can't
make an ortianiem f it; your
cnlv altt-rna-ite is to tbrow it
away. Don't make a mistake
in buying. Get a good, honest
equivalent for 3 cur money in
gocd, honest thoeleather and
ycu'31 have nothing to com
bargains which we will
White granite bakers.. .7, 10, 15, 18c
" platters 9, 23, 2Sc
" scollop nappies 7, 9, 11c
IS qt dish pans 25c
8 in pie tins 2c
We are ready
To show you
A full and
Complete line of
FALL AND WINTER
114 .West Second Street.