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'I'M K AMU VS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,
Highest of all jn Leavening Power. Latest U. l. Gov't Report.
Some Remarks on Those Cases
A DEI) !ISE OF THE KECENT OEDEK
About 73 I'rr t ent., Hmveier, Will be
Ktiilii(t on tliu Hull A Wliiirk at
C'lMiiii Afiriits Tilt sniit A;r to
lU'Kin TlkiliK I.mlicr Kneh lliiy Will
eott Ullluii; to l--t I lot urr 4io Through,
lSut Tt llHi Ouite Ollu-rw iso.
Washington, S.-pt. 23. A statement
prepared lit the pension bureau shows tlmt
since March , sw.i. the total Dumber of
pensions irrautti! win 5.V3S19. l)f these
4,1-.''? were issued since Au. '-'0. lS'.O, l.TU
beint; original and 1.4'.'T increases Of the
orii-ials issued to stddiers of the late wai
Z'M were for disabilities contracted in the!
service nud in line of duty, and 310 were j
issuer" under the act of June UT, ls'.1. The
numb -i- isned for disabilities contracted
in :he service were, therefore, twenty in
excess of those issued under the dependent
act. 'l he board of revision is now dispos
ing of an average or' about U'.OO cases per
week of those suspended under the recent
order of the bureau. At this rate it is
estimated th .t practically nil of those
heretofore suspended will be disposed oi
by O.-t. 11). It is also estimate.! that at
least 73 per ivnt. of those suspended will
be retainer on the rolls, though not all of
iheiu at. the old rate of pension. Commis
sioner I.mcIiivu's report has been prepared.
The Simpfiutiou of Tensions.
1'eferrinjj to the suspension of pensions
under the orders of the new administra
tion he says: "It is perfectly clear that
under tiiis order HH, in granting peusions
under the act of June 2T, l-'.to, the act itself
wus set aside and disregarded, with the
result of granting pensions not. authorized
by any law." He then goes over the mat
ter as given out in these dispatches at the
time t he order for suspension was issued
and repents the later order modifying that
order as also printed. He defends the sua- i
pension ns simply follow ing the practice of
the bureau from the tegiiiuiiig.
Mitiijr Cases Like That of I.emiplt. I
The commissioner says: 'It ;s certain that
there are many cases like t tie Itennett
case, where persons not entiled to ai.y
pension will be removed from the rolls,
but the work has not yet proceeded far
enougi. to enable me to forecast the result.
Undoubtedly under tiie (system of adjudi
cation which followed the promulgation of
order b'4 many pensioners perfectly able
to perform manual labor, under the per
suasion of claim a.;ents familiar with the
effect of that order, applied for and re
ceived pensions for tpecitic disabilities not
of service origin and not properly pt nsioji
able under the act of June '7, lv.n). This
also accounts for the large proportion of
late claims under the act, comprising the
aftermath in the work of claim agents,
which are now being properly n jected."
Itoll lia Nearly Kearhed Its Limit.
Referring to the estimates for the fiscal
year of ls'j.' Commissioner I.ochren says
that lvt: "is thirty years after the close ol
the civil war. The pension roll, in view of
its Bize compared with the number of men
enrolled in that war, will, in my opiniou,
by that time have reached its limit and
begin to decrease. The falling ott in the
presentation of new claims appears from
the fact, shown by the last report of my
predecessor, that there were on Oct. Vi,
lS'.l'i, T.inil claims pending in the bureau,
while on July T, not qute nine months
later the number of claims pending had
been red'.ieed to 711. l.Vi. It is apparent,
therefore, that the filing of new claims
and claims for increase has ceased to ex
ceed the number of cases disposed of by
the work of the bureau, and that a rapid
Uimtiii i; inn in the iiumler of new claims
may be expected."
Legislation Kecom mended.
The commissioner recommends a codid-
cation of pension laws.witha few changes;'
that pr mot ions be made with regard to j
merit nl ine, and in titter disregard of in-1
iluence: and the repeal of the act of Con-!
Kress providing that no pension shall be
paid to a non resident who is uot a citizen
of the United States except for actual dis-'
abilities incurred in the service.
cot beiouna annuel igent Kepubucan wno
was not satistied witathe verdict.
Then tie stated his position on cloture.
He would resist Ly every method, ob
structive and otherwise, the adoption in
the senate of a rule i. hich should limit or
obst met debate, lit took his seat a few
minutes before 2 o'clock. If he had spoken
till o'clock the res-o.ution would have
t;oue to the calendar, but Turpie rose und
expressed nu intention of speakiug ou the
resolution to-day. That saved it from go
ing on the calenda r, 'or tio senator would
be guilty of l ne disco irtesy of interposing
an objection to another senator's address
ing t he senate when he had expressed a
desire to do so. And so t he cloture reso
lution remained on 1 1 c table; but nolice
was given by Mcl'nersoii that after Turpie
shall huve spokeii the resolution must go
to the calendar if it I e not referred to t'-e
committee ou rules.
The repe i 1 1 then came up and George
completed hit speech against 'it, saying
nothing new Stewart, who has spoken
on that bill seTcrtil times hI ready, and who
stands to do the "unli nKed to the bitter
end, then took the tlo raud proceeded to
del ivr an essay on what lie called "the
elemeutary principles'' of money and
finance. As soon as t e began there ap
peared to be a division of senators into
conversational groups. The central group
was composed of Voorhees, Faulkner,
Harris and Vilas; and it was joined from
time to time as some lell away by others.
Frye and George talked together, and so
did Gibson and McPiu rson, and the two
Virginia senators Daniel and Hun ton.
Ou the Republican si le of the chamber
there was a geueral indication of weari
ness. The talk did not make any difference to
Stewart. He went i it-lit on. Dolphasked
him if lie didn't waut to stop, but he said
no. Teller tried it later and got the same
reply, Stewart saying that he had half a
dozen speeches he wai.ted to get oil, and
by this remark' raised a laugh. "Sena
torial courtesy" seems to have its limit on
both sides of the house for little oi no nt
teutiou was paid to Sttnart and finally he
stopped to begin some other day.
Then Voorhees rose a id said; "I may say
that a conference consultation has taken
place this afternoon between myself and
senators on this side a:id senators on the
other side of the chamber, friends and op
ponents of the pending measure, which
has resulted substantial. y, ns 1 understand,
in an agreement as to the hours which we
will occupy, at least for some time to come,
in debute. Without jioing into details I
am warranted in moving timt on Monday,
and fiom after that date, the hourof meet
ing of the senate shall be 11 o'clock, in
stead of 1J o'clock, with the understanding
that an adjournment w ill take place at i
'I am assured that there are ten or
twelve senators who de-ire to discuss this
question of whose good faith I have no
right to have any suspicion ami have
none. I have every reas n to believe that
when legitimate, fair di bate lias been ex
hausted (which means that when every
man here has said w hM he thinks ought
to be said by him for his constituency and
and for the cause at issu ) a vote will be
very near at hand. There is no power,
after Jair and full debate is completely ex
hausted, to waste the time of the counlry
or of t be senate. 1 say tuis without com
mitting anybody except iikyself.
"I therefore, .Mr. I'res dent, submit the
motion that the senate n.eet at 11 o'clock
on Monday, aud fro ii mid after thaj
date until further order i.t the same l our.
I make the notion and ask
for a vote upou it, or if u lanimous consent
will lie given it is better still. I ask. Mr.
President, the consent oi the senate to
The vice president stati d the request for
unanimous consent, and said that as no
objection had been made t was so ordered.
MET UNDER ARMS.
WOLCOTT AGREES WITH PLATT.
Is'o Method at I'resent of ( lotting Debate
in the Senate.
Washington, Sept. 2.:. Wolcott created
some surprise in the senate when after
decla-iug in effect that unlimited debate
was profitable he said that so far as be
was concerned he would make no effort
to defeat a cloture resolution other than
to cast his vote against it. As long, how
ever, as there was no cloture he would be
with his free silver friends in determined
opposition to any limit to the debate. A
vote, he said, ou the cloture resolution
could be had vrith little debate. He could
not f peak for all on his side of the ques
tion, but knew that many felt as he did.
Hut if cloture was applied to the pend
ing question it would have to be applied
to everything. Cloture was not necessary,
however, as there was no factious opposi
tion to the repeal bill.
lie antagonized Lodge's claim that tho
right to vote was more sacred than the
right to speak; if the senate should
adopt that claim the time would be ap
proaching when the right of a senator to
apeak his sentiments would be curtailed
by an aggressive majority. There was
nothing in the world more cruel and vin
dictive than majorities.
Teller then took the floor and proved
, very conclusively that Wolcott did not
speak for all the free silver men. He re
ferred to the scenes in the house during
the impeachment proceedings against An
drew Johnson as more disgraceful than a
lynching. There was, he said, absolutely
no deliberation. Though four-fifths of the
Republican party had been in favor of that
impeachment two years later there could
Proceedings in ('i.ugresit.
Washington, Sept. 23. A bill was intro
duced in the senate bv Allen, Populist of
Nebraska, providing for free coinage of
gold and Bilver at present ratio with a
charge of 10 per cent, of the bullion as
seigniorage, which is to lie coined and
covered into the treasury. Wolcott spoke
on the cloture resolutioi and said he was
willing to take a vote on it without a
moment's delay and would offer no ob
struction. Teller followed and said he
would light cloture with every weapon
the senate rules put it to his hands.
Stewart made another speech his-third,
or fourth against the tepeal bill, and
George and Hansboroiigh r.lso took the
free silver side. At. Vo-jrhees' suggestion
without objection daily sessions will next
Monday begin at 11 a. m.
The house adopted Paynter's substitute
for the committed report on clerks for
committees denying cler ;s to a dozen
committees of little importance. No bus
ness of interest was transacted.
1'elision Bill hy Holiunn.
Washington. Sept. 2:;. .Mr. Holnian, of
Indiana, has offered in l he house a bill
providing that all persons .in the pension
rolls who are drawing pensionson account
of loss of limbs shall be en itled to receive
a pension from the date o" discharge or
disability, covering all tin time up to the
passage of the law authorising their pen
sions. He J ought the Whisky Trust.
Cute AGO, Sept. 23. Thomas Lynch, the
deceased distiller, was for ; ears a determ
ined oponeut of the whisky trust. He was
at the time proprietor of the Shufeldt
distillery, through which plant he con
ducted his vigorous opposit on. The plant
was at one time blown up by dynamite
and severely crippled, but v as speedily re
built and made as effective as ever. Mr.
Lynch kept up his opposition strenuously
as long as he could hold out. but he liually
sold out to the trust.
Democrats Condemn Cot. McCoikle.
Cincinnati, Sept. 23. A dispatch from
Parkersburg, W. Vs., says: The Hickory
club, composed of the leading Democrats
of this city, met and passe i resolutions
strongly condemning Governor AlcCorkle
for going. before the ways aud means com
mittee in behalf of the tariff on coal. His
action is the biggest politic! sensation in
West Virginia lor a long rime.
A Political Society at Kansas
MEMBERS CARRY GUNS TO MEETING
And Are Received by a Crowd With Hoots
Police Disarm Them Later and Brick
bats and Stones Fill the Air One Man
Catches a Hullet Niobrara, Neb., Look
ing for a Lynching Prominent Citizens
In Jail for Stealing Cattle.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 23. The third
riot between the A. P. A., the anti-Roman
Catholic society, and men who are sup
posedly members of that church, has oc
curred here. But for police interference
the result might hare been many lives lost.
As it was, one Connor, an Irishman,
was shot through the hand by James
Brown, a member of the A. 1. A., and
many men received broken heads and
bruised faces. The meeting was held at a
hall at Twenty-fifth and llellevue streets.
A similar meeting at the same place was
broken up one week ago. The A. P. A.,
anticipating trouble, called upon Chief of
Police Speers for protection. Iu conse
quence a big squad of officers was present.
Many members of tho society went to the
meeting armed, some carrying shotguns
and rilles ou their shoulders.
A Mob Outside the Hall.
The A. P. A. members began gathering
about s o'clock. They found Sergeant
McVeugh and a squad of Hbout twenty
policemen and prwbably 500 Koman Cuth
olics awaiting them. As each A. P. A.
walked into the hall he was hooted. One
delegation of ten men, each carrying a re
volver in his hand, was led by a man who
carried a shot. gun. They were not mo
lested. The rioters outside did not attempt
to enter the hall, but waited until the
meeting was over. Then the row started.
The A. P. A. members left the hall two by
two. As they got to the door the police
men began stopping ami disarming them.
A Fusillade oi lCrickbats.
Then the crowd outside began throwing
stones ami brickbats and a general fight
ensued. C. M. Keed, a Santa Fe railroad
man, was struck over the right eye and
badly cut while under arrest. Officer
Heady was struck on tho left shoulder by
a heavy stone. James Brown saw O'Con
nor iu the act of throwing a stone and
shot at him, the ball taking effect in the
man's hand. Brown was arrested, but
broke away, fired two more shots and es
caped. Six shots in all were fired. Many
haud-to-hand fights occurred, but no one
was dangerously hurt so far as known.
PRETTY STATE OF THINGS.
Nine "Prominent Men" Arrested as Cattle
Thieven A Mob, of Course,
Siorx City, la., Sept. 2;!. The town of
Niobrara, iu the Run go country of north
easlern Nebraska, is undergoing a reign
of terror. For five years cattle thieves
have been operating in the country along
the Mi-souri and Niobrara rivers, and
hundreds of cattle have been stolen. The
plan was to run off a bunch in the Ponca
creek country, and then to the railroad at
O'Neill or Newcastle, a dis'.ance of eighty
miles from tins, ship them to the mar
kets. On the wa to the station the herds
were always added to wuen opportunity
A clue has k last been obtained and nine
of the most prominent men in Butte City
and Niobrara have been arrested for the
thefts and lodged in jail at Niobrara. The
news spread through the range country
and several hundred ranchmen aud cattle
herders are in Niobrara. The talk of
lynching is strong and an assault upnthe
jail is expected. Fifty deputies have been
sworn in, armed with Winchesters and are
now guarding the prisoners.
An Illinois .Mnt Indicted.
(Jl'lNCY, Ills , S pt. 2.'!. The grand jury
has returi ed indictments for willful and
malicious murder against k-orge W. Na
tions, George Daugherty, Henry Kistner,
George Kistner, John Tomlin, John Moore,
Alexander M. Sims, Edward Luteuer,
George Callahan, William CamplieM, Dan
iel Beltz, William Beltz, John W. Bow
man, and O. P. Buffington, fourteen promi
nent farmerj and residents of . Kingston,
who it is alleged went to the home of Mrs.
Kittie Hreckenridge on the night of July
19 disguised as whiteeaps, and shot and
killed Solomon P. l.rudshaw, a traveling
man of (Juiucy.
KoHnake Ought to He Ouict.
Roanoke, Va., Sept. 23. The intense
excitement of the citizens over the unfor
tunate occurrences of the past three davs
has subsided and the city is now quiet.
lingular Army and Navy Union.
Ft. Lons, Sept. 23. At the session of
the Regular Army and Navy uniou con
vention James P. Lockwood, of Chicago,
was chosen national commander; Henry
Schindler, of Ijeavenworth, Kan., vice
commander: John B. Howe, of Omaha,
deputy vice commander.
A Million Again This Week.
CliirAuo, Sept. 2. . The lGw.ti'.fJ persona
who paid their way into the World's fair
yesterday, in spite of the weather, brought
the total attendance for the six days, in
cluding Suuday, up to 917,()ii2. Today will
take it over 1,000,000, jirobably exclusive
of last Sunday.
Gladstone Thanks Oladstonians.
LONDON, Sept. 23. Gladstone has sent a
circular letter to his supporters in' the
house of commons thanking them warmly
in the name of the cabinet for their attend
ance and aid during "nearly eight months
of unexampled labor."
Tipped the Load ou Themselves.
PRENTICE, Wis., Sept. 23. Two men, a
Swede and a German, employed at O. J.
Fryklund's mill at Mellen, four miles
west of this place, were killed by tipping
a load of slabs on themselves. Their
names are unknowu.
ABBREVIAT "t) TELEGRAMS.
Holman has intro....c d a bill in congress
which makes it dangerous for a candidate
for office to give his political friends a
cigar, so strict are its provisions against
The steamer Michigan foundered thirty
miles above Point Sab'.e, Lake Superior.
Her crew was saved bv the Cry of Naples.
The latest report trou brazil is that the
rebellion is confined to part of the fleet
alone, all the states being with Ptixotto.
The Louisville and Nashville railway has
announced that the striking shopmen will
not be taken back now, and that it will
proceed tp obtain new men at once.
Uuion Pacific railway employes have
voted nearly unanimously against a re
duction of 10 per cent, in wages and n
strike is looked for.
The Valkyrie, Lord Dunraven's cup
hunter, has arrived safely at New York
and will prepare to race wit h the Vigilant,
the cup-iieiender. The first race takes
place Oct. ft.
Three survivors of theereivof seven of
the schooner Windermere, which was cap
sized by a sq'iall oil' Mobile, have arrived
at Boston. The men sp.-nt nine days on
the keel of the overturned vessel without
food or water except two small sea birds,
which weie eaten raw, and what rain
water tiny coiiltl squeeze out ot their
clothes afier a shower.
Onitmiry At New Lomlou, Conn.,
Thomas S. C.dlier, the poet and his'orian.
At Meiioniiee, Muh., Henry E. Hall,
American express auen:. aged 4". "At San
I Francisco.William B iusmaii, a well-known
An agieemetit has been made by the
United rsiates and Canadian governments
and representatives of railway lines for a
joint inspection of immigrants coming
through Canada to the United States.
Benj.imin F. Mitchell, of Crawford coun
ty, has accepted the Republican-Prohibition
nomination for governor of Iowa.
F.icven p tsoiis are d in in Rock Creek
township,. Indiana, fr.nn typhoid fever,
supposed to hive been brought on by
drinking water from ail unused well.
A wife-heater afc Frederick, Md., has
been sentenced to receive liiirty-nine lashes
on his bare back.
Mrs. Wesley J. Orr, v :fe of a farmer
living near Areola, 111., has run away with
a hired man ami -1,2:0 of In r husband'.
money. The husband is 71 -u:d the wife ll
years old. ,
Frank Lindxchmidt, a prosperous mer-j
chant of Columbus, Ind., ilr.ven to desper
ation by two women, each of whom
wanted to many him, enosedeatii instead,
a:id shot himself.
Secretary of . State Grcsham is at Chi-!
cago visiting the World's f i.e.
Kudu Pasha, the African explorer, had
been dead eleven months before the facts!
Thomas Lynch, a pioneer resident of
Chicago and well-known distiller, is dead.
All the men connected with the at
tempt to rob the express car at Cemralia,
Ills., are represented as having b.-eu per
fectly reputable previously. 1 he mac
Harding has not beeu captured.
Will Spend His Life in Prison Perhaps.
BoNHAM. Tex,, Sept. 23 John Falls, a
boy of 15, has been convicted and senteuced
to prison far life for the murder of his
father near Trenton last June, He split
his father's head open with an ax while he
Yellow Jack at Itrunswick.
Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 23. There have
been three more cases of yellow fever de
veloped here, and the epidemic is "on"
until frost. Business is paralyzed.
Roberts Is Still Behind.
Chicago, Sept. 23. The billiard match
between Roberts and Ives ends tonight.
At the close of play last night the score
stood: Ives, 5,001; Roberts, 4,765.
- UI II
yHE undersigned firm has just opened a
Retail Department on their spacious Third
Floor where they carry a large and com
plete stock of Blankets and Comforters
Anybody intending to purchase anything in
the above mentioned line will do well in
calling on us.
Klug, Hasler, Schwentsciv
DRY GOODS COMPANY,
217, 217 W. Seconrt St., DAVENPORT. l0Wi
Cigariuakertt' International I'nion.
Milwaukee, Sept. The Cigarmak-
ers' International uuion will meet in Mil
waukee next week. The place of meeting
will be the West Side Turner hall, and the
first session will be held Tuesday morning.
About 1,000 delegates are entitled to seats
in the convention, and nearly all of them
are expected to attend.
The Vote on the Strike.
Tkiikk Haute, Sept. ii. The Rig Foui
committee ou the question of ordering a
strike has not arrived here, and it is not
believed that the result of the vote will be
made known before lonitht, and probably
not till Monday night. The feeling among
employes is that uo strike will be ordered.
Eighty Lives Lost at Sea.
New Yokk, Sept; 2:!. A report of the
sinking of the Haytian warship Alexandre
Petiou has been received in this city. All
on board with one exception were
lost. All told, eighty were drowned.
Among the number were mauy promi
nent officials and diplomats of the repub
lic. The cause of the disaster is unknown.
Labor Day a National Holiday.
Washington. Sept. yj. "Labor day will
probably be made a national holiday,"
said Congressman McGaun, chairman of
the committee on labor. "Bids for that
purpose are pending iu both the hou-e aud
senate. 1 believe such a law will be en
acted. Aside from this there is no new
lab.ir legislation pending in congress.
The great fight by organized labor before
congress for years has been to secure the
recognition of the eight-hour day. That
has been obtained."
Elder .Joel IT. Austin 1
Pension attorney at Goshen, Ind., and for 0
years a Baptist missionary minister, suffered
for years with swelling of the llnTus, very pain
ful and numb at times. After taking six bot
tles of Hood's Sarsaparllla there has not been
any swelling of feet or limbs. He also suffered
with catarrh, and says: "Since tryiug Hood's
Ssarsjparilla the pain in my head has stopped
and I am positive of perfect cure. I reconuuend
tf many, and at least a d07;en are taking it from
noticing its eflects on inc." J. II. Austin.
.HOOD'S PILL8 the beat after-dinner
Fill, asaut dijtejuuu, cue headache. Trj a txix.
Black Hawk -
Under the management of
. CHAS. T. KINDT.
Attractions every evening end Bur.day after
noon. Band Concerts. Wednesdays, Fridavs and Son
days. F.leeant meals at all hoar at 36c, 50c and C.
Order by Telephone No. 13-20.
Up to the Mark.
It is searecly loin- . ;;- ..
justice to sav that tlicv v-.
the mark they are ..; , :
to be a little beyond it. -. . ...
not treat your feet t.- v.
They are the weight carriers :::
if you can not lighten their '. ;.r
den, you can at least treat
considerately. Enclose :!::.:::
the best shoes you can buy. Nothing that is worth what vou jv.v :' r
it is dear, ami we haven't a dear shoe in our store. Examine our T.:.
of Children's Foot Wear. Ton willjfiml -just w hat you are Iooki::- f r.
and cheaper than elsewhere.
XT1 4- C- u
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
Always Keen step with lie Times.
We have taken advantage of the war now raging
among the Etching Publishers, and will sell
Fifty Remarque Proof Etchings
At'2)C Each, on Saturday, Sept. 23.
THIS IS FOR ONE DAY ONLY. We also have
some new and tasty mculdiDgs suitable for framing
them at a very low price. Po not fail to keep step with
jour neighbor, and come and secure one of lhese
pictures on a uiday.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART SI ORE.
GREAT ADVANCE SALE
Fall and Winter Cloaks
Note the following prices.
Jackets, regular price 30 00. Sale price $-4 0
27 00 i,)75
20 00 16 50
19 25 15 75
15 00 H25
13 25 " 8 25
11 00 7 50
9 25 5 95
7 00 4 so
No such opportunity has ever beeu presented to the
shopping public as this Great Advance Sale of Fall and
114 "est Second Street. DAVENPORT, IOWA
We have everything that is new and nobby in the
line of MILLINERY.