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TiiE AiittUb. JANUAKY 7, 1893.
Where the best food is required, the
Royal Baking Powder only can be used.
I have found the Royal Baking Powder superior
to all Others. C. Gorja,latt Chef, DelrtonUo' sr A. Y,
OFF TO SEE GROVER
Harter Goes to Talk Over the
801IE REMARKS BY THE OHIO MAN.
Tha Government Losing a Rarrel of Money
On the White Metal, lie Says An Old
Subject Revived by a Proposed Arctic
Trip Symnifi and Theory of a
Hollow Globe His Vlem lSrietly He
tailed The Senate Discusses Immigra
tion Blaine VnttianirPi.
Washington. Jan. T. Hepresentative
Ilarter, of Ohio, the well-known anti-silver
representative, left for New York last
eight to confer with President-elect Cleve
land over the resolution to suspend the
purchase of silver by the United States un
til an international agreement shall have
been reached ty at least Germany, France,
Great Britain and the United States fix
ing the valuation of silver for coinage pur
poses. Harter has been calculating thecot
of the silver purchased ty the government
under the Sherman act of 1S90, and is pre
pared to present to Cleveland some figures
which he thinks are significant and
startling. He says that but few people
know what enormous losses have hem sus
tained by the government in the purchase
of silver. Taking the treasury statement
for December as a basis Harter said: "At
the pres nt market value of silver, which
Is fictitious.cr on stilts, dueto our monthly
purchases of the worthless trash for which
there is no legitimate market anywhere at
current prices, the loss will not be less
upon the coined dollars and silver bullion
In the treasury, ns valued in the statement
referred to, than 8160,000,00.1.
Thinks Silver Only Worth SO Cent.
Beyond a reasonable doubt 50 cents an
ounce would be a large price for silver
bullion on a business basis today, and this
would mean vI3$,000,000 more. But we
must hold this silver," Mr. Harter con
tinued, "in trust against the notes issued
for its purchase, and we may have to do
this down to a point where 30 cents per
ounce will be a high figure for it, there
being scores of mines that can produce it
for less. 'When this time comes our losses,
even if we stop buying tomorrow, will
well up to not far from HOO.OOO.OOO. Al
together, this silver speculation and m.s
ase of the public credit since 187S has been
the most monumental financial blunder in
Talked It Over In Committee.
The silver question was before the bank
ing and currency committee yesterday, the
subject of discussion being the Andrews
proposition to repeal the Sherman act. A
substitute was offered which simply pro
vided for the stoppage of silver purchases
as a member expressed it stopped silver
purchases by the government entirely, and
made the Un'ed States treasury cease to
be a safe derTsit company for silver bull
ion. Townsend, the free coinage member,
here put in a motion to refer the whole
matter to wLat be claimed to be the proper
committee the coinage committee, w'h
Bland at the head. Here the discussion
topped without a vote of any sort, much
to Townsend's satisfaction, as he probably
would have been beaten.
ABOUT SYMMES' HOLE.
Tha Son of Hi Father Proposes to Hunt
Washisctos. Jan. 7. The announce
ment by Amrricus Symmes, of Louisville,
Ky., that an arctic expedition will leave in
June next to search for Voerbofl tli
missing member of Lieutenant Peary's
company, upon the theory that Vcerhoff
has wintereu in "Symmes' Hole," while it
does not create any great flurry in scientific
circles here, calls to mind the peculiai
theories which the Symmes family have
upheld for so many years. The eh1 r
Symmes died in the firm belief that lbs
earth is bo'low and that by traveling
northward i ,-ople could pass over into t he
inside of the earth and rind a delightful
The Symines Theory In Detail.
According to the Symmes theory there
are openings at each of the poles of the
earth, and inside is a milder and more com
fortable climate. The openings at the poles,
be calculates, are about 2.CHX) miles in di
ameter, and the thickness of the earth he
calculates to be but l.tKO miles. From con
vexity to concavity, that is, the distance
over the edge from the outside to the in
Bide, he puts at, as already indicated, 1,500
miles. He found proof of his theory in the
fact that the magnetic needle plays fantas
tic tricks in high latitudes, pointing some
times one way and sometimes the other,
that is, south which latter Symmis
claimed wa? proof that the vessel had
passed over t-e "rim" and was on the down
Gathered from the Animals.
' Other facta drawn from the habits of
arctio animals are cited In proof of
Symmes correctness. Those of the far
north go north to winter Instead of going
noth. as ia tha eaaa with those this Bide of
tl.e ju::...i .t :.' : F.lies. Sytnni-.'-.
Kiy, i .i - i w ui Hi i:uiiu'i:ir quan
tities, b::i !i r wcim t-.iii tlie Hurt'..;
hence the ...i. .. :iv '-.: liiey in;;k the en
tire to:u ei ri:, i lie inner earth at the
southern ojxni.!, a:.d coming around
again by ii.c i.t.rth. He also calls atten
tion to tlx (:,i't that diiitwood of troi.i'tl
growth ami hewers unknown in character
are found in he extreme north, where they
could not possibly have reached through
currents f-on- the external tropics.
St ient-e Was Incredulous.
Should Amerieus Symmes be successful
in sending 1 is proposed expedition north
for the pit jx -.- uf si inlying this theory it
will lie tin- v UMimniHiieu of the desire of
the two i ligations, for his father before
him spen' a life-time in trying to bring
alnmt an experiment of this kind. He
traveled tl.e i Mintry over and, indeed tue
world oveit ldeavoring to interest sciiu
titic men or explorers and adventurers in
the eiit-i'p ie. and died unsuccessful, b it
still confident. His remains rest at Ham
ilton, t)., a Inn- the tomb is marked by a
n-.onumeir s rinuiinted by a hollow globe
w ith a;-jri pri ne inscriptions.
RESTRICTION OF IMMIGRATION.
The Subject That Occupied the Seiiute
Little Work in the House.
Washix JTi'X, Jan. T. Yesterday's ses
iou of the sei.ate was given up exclusively
to the discussion of the bill on the subject
of quarantine regulations and its co-relative
tneasLn- the bill to suspend immigra
tion for one year. Chandler spoke for
about three hours, devoting most of his ar
gument t j the last mentioned bill, al
tUounh tha other was really the one that
was up f r discussion. To this latter,
however, in amendment was pending to
authorise the president to issue a procla
mation s impending immigration from
countries here cholera may be prevailing.
Chandler sdvocated the fullest measure of
protection, while Firmaments against the
bill were made by McPherson, IMatt, Mills
aud Dolph. Many amendments were of
ferred, some agreed to, and the senate ad
journed fo.- the day.
The seas on of the house was an unevent
ful one. The attendance was small and
nothing bi t private business was consid
ered with :he exception of a bill providing
for the muster and pay of certain officers
and men or she volunteer forces. About
twenty-five private pension bills were
passed, and the house adjourned.
Letter Carriers May Rejoice.
Washington, Jan. 7. The president has
extended 1 y an amendment to postal rule
No. 1 the c!a -ification of the postal service
so as to in :lmle all free delivery offices, of
which there are understood to be 601. Fifty
three of these offices are at present classi
fied. Before this extension the civil service
rules applied only to those postoffice which
had as ma:iy is fifty employes. Now the
service exter ' to all postofflees where car
riers are employed.
An Illinois Man Resigns.
WASrilNeTON, Jan. 7. Captain William
Sorumervi:ie, of Illinois, United States rev
enue agent, has resigned to engage in pri
vate busings. He is one of the oldest offi
cers in the service, having been employed
in positions of responsibility in the inter
nal revenue frvice and here since 1SG5. Jo
seph T. Hazard, of Illinois, has been fi
pointed revenue agent to fiil the vacancy.
No Change in Hlaine's Condition.
Washington, Jan. 7. Dr. Johnson made
his last visit to Mr. Blaine at 6 p. m. yes
terday. He found Mr. Blaine about the
same as he had been throughout the dsr.
A call at Xr. Blaine's residence at 9 o'clc i
brought fjuh the statement that Mr.
Blaine was a "little better."
WHAT IT WILL COST
To Get a "Bunk" at the World's
riGURES foe WEARY wayfarers
Prices of Rooms and Sleeping Accommo
dations The Rash for Space In the
Bnlldlnj-s Three Times as Much Ap
plied for as There Is To Re Had Some
Mistaken Views of Vould-Be Exhibitors
A Few Novelties Noted.
Chicago, Jan. 7. Major W. Marsh Kas
son, chief of the bureau of public comfort
of the World's fair, issued a bullitin yester
day in reply to resolutions passed by vari
ous boards of trade in regard to citizens of
Chicago charging exorbitant prices for board
and other accommodations during the ex
position. The bureau of public comfort
was organized by World's fair directors for
the special purpose of finding cheap, de- ;
sirable and convenient boarding places for
visitors to the exposition. The figures con
tained in Major Kasson's reply are the
result of a sj stematic canvass of the city,
and the replies received show that visitors
to the expostion will not be charged exces
sive rates if they take the trouble to make
Figures for the Sight-Seer.
These are the average daily rates pro
posed to be charged for comfortable rooms,
without board, located convenient to the
exposition grounds: Siiifile room, single
bed, one person, $1.33; double room, double
bed, one person, J'2.12; double room, double
bed, two persons, 2.70; double room, two
double beds, two persons, $3.50; double
room, two double beds, three persons. $4.15;
double room, two double beds, four ) r
sons. $5.30. "There certainly does not seem,
according to these figures, to be any invi
tation that citizens of Chicago will demand
excessive rates for the accommodation of
visitors to the exposition," said Major Kas
son, "and they can be relied upon to sus
tain the good reputation of Chicago for
fair and liberal treatment of its guests.
Ten Thousand Places to Sleep.
"One publishing house has a pamphlet
now in pres containing a list of over lO.ini)
places in the city of Chicago where fur
nished rooms can be had at moderate rates.
The prices given above do not include large,
first-class hotels, nor prominent new build
ings in course of erection in the vicinity of
Jackson par'-. Many mischievous rum' i s
alleging the likelihood of hit;h prices nid
extortion go"- "ally have loen originated ' y
persons inti.jsted in outside boarding
house schemes, some of them apparently ir
responsible and even fraudulent."
HER TRUST WAS REWARDED.
A Ctrl Who Wouldn't Believe In Her
WlI.KE8B.np.E,P;i., Jan. 7. At 12 o'clock
noon Thursday Robert M. Courtright was
liberated from the Philadelphia peniten
tiary. He was driven to the Readingdepot
n fast as horses could carry him. He ar
rived at Hyde Park, Pa., at 6:30 p. m., was
met there by his sweetheart. Miss Dongh
ev .' . dri'en to the house of a clergyman,
' ... i: i ied. Three years ago Courtright
-.v.- convicted of embezzlement and seri
tt .:;-d to three years in the penitentiary,
lie was arrjsted just as he was donnina
bis wedding clothes. Miss Dougherty
would not believe bin guilty. A confes
sion y the real culprit set Courtright at
5FAC" IS VERY SCARCE.
Confirmed by the Senate.
Washington, Jan. 7. The senate has
confirmed the following nominations
Gilbert A. Pierce of Minneapolis to be
United States minister resident and con
sul general to Portuzml; A. 11. Hooper,
postmastet, Eureka, . D. ,
New Rank for Indiana.
Washington, Jan. 7. The Alexandria
National bsnk of Alexandria, Ind., capital
$.")0,000, was yesterday authorized to begin
WAS A BIG FAKE AFTER ALL.
That Bakersville Fight Was a Romance
in Cold Blood.
Ashevii le, N. C, Jan. 7. Two corres
pondents seut by the Citizen to Bakers
ville, X. C , Wednesday returned here last
night wo:-n out and disgusted, having
traveled n airly 100 miles with horses and
in a continuous snow storm. They mj
there has lieen no trouble at Bakersville,
nor is there reason to expect any.
Pugilist Ashton Dead.
Xew Yob Jan. 7. Jack Ashton, the
heavy-weifca' pugilist, is dead at Bellevue
hospital. O'he last sacrament of the Roman
Catholic church was administered to him
yesterday. Ashton was taken to Bellevue
Wednesday 'n a delirious condition. His
case was a . once diagnosed as an advanced
attack of delirium tremens. He had been
nnoousciot.n since bis reception at the hos
pital. Ashtc-t was about 0 years old.
411 Tl-.rre I in the Immense
Ninety percent, of all the space in World's
fair buildings has alreadv been assigned.
The complaints now pouring in from every
direction come from would-be exhibitors
who want to eet the remaining one-tenth
of space and from firms that offered in
ferior exhibit and were ruled out. These
complaints have been anticipated from the
beginning. Scores of applicants for room
in the building seemed to think that things
good enough to be shown at a county fair
were also good enough for an international
exposition. Many of them refuse to under
stand why their county tair displays have
been shut out.
Only One-Third Big FnouRh.
About thre time as much space was
a-ked for as the buildings afford. Under
these circumstances the assignment
of room was a difficult and perplexing
duty. The department chiefs wanted to
make the finest showing possible, and
studied all the applications carefully. In
some depar'ments the assignments were
completed months ago. The fine arts
building was, perhaps,the first to lie signed
away. Chiel Ives finished his allotments
nearly six months ago. The fisheries build
ing was not far behind. Transportation
and mines buildings assignments wer
practically finished months ago. The same
is true of electricity hall.
Delay at the Liberal Arts.
Agricultural, forestry, and live stock al
lowances are also practically finished. Tht
only troublesome delay has been in indus
trial haU, in which the manufactures and
liberal arts shows are to be made. Assign
ments in these were delayed because direc
tors postponed their decision in regard ta
the special bnilding for education. Chief
Allison's serious illuess also contributed to
the delay. Director General Davis r "j
that final allotments will be made in tuij
section next week.
Great Show of Primroses.
The biggest show of Chinese primroses
that has eve- been held since that interests
ing flower was brought from its native
land and transplanted in American and
European roil is now in full bloom at
Jackson park. These primroses are the
first exhibits at the fair to compete for
medals. The time set for judging the
flowers and awarding the medals is next
The Alps In Panorama.
Within a few days there will arrive in
New York for shipment to Chicago a
painting valued at 1300,000 and of such
huge dimensions that two freight cars will
be required to bring it to this city. The
painting is a panorama of the Bernese
Alps of Switierland. In will be placed on
exhibition et the World's fair in a spec-ally
constructed building, having the dis
tinction of being the largest panorama
Another Choice Souvenir.
Another consignment of souvenir coins
arrived at the sub-treasury yesterday from
Philadelphia. The kegs contained 172,aX)
coins, or $SC.OO0 worth, hs ibey are charged
to the World's fair at iU mint. About
i00,000 souvenirs have now been issued.
In the lot that came yesterday was the fi.st
coin struck with the date ISna on it.
Exclusively a Colored Opera.
An opera, the music composed and wit
ten by a colored man and the cast to iu
elude only colored people, will be ou- .n
the original snd unique attractions of tht
World's fair at Chicago. The opera wil.
lie a new version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin
Its composer is Will M. Cook.
Mrs. Langlrj Getting Well.
London, Jan. 7. Mrs. Langtry is rap
idly recovering from her severe attack of
illness. She still remains in her room in
her residence in Pont street, Belgravia, but
stie expects shortly to be able to start on a
trip on her yacht, White Lady, which she
Joe Fielden Whipped.
New Orleans, Jan. 7. Andy Bo wen
concluded the first fistic event of the Cres
cent City Athletic club Thursday night by
knocking Joe Fielden out La just twenty
Ella Kirketts, of Lima, O., replied to a
matrimonial advertisement, and became
engaged to the man who wrote it; the day
was set and duly came along, but the man
has not put in an appearance, although the
wedding was fixed for Tuesday last.
Frank Blume, of Buffalo. N. Y., fell
from a train New Years day and broke his
neck. He was taken to the hospital and
survived fo-tr full days.
The total bonded debt of New York city
Dec. 31 waf $1."i,U1.9i3. as asraiust $l.r0,
SJi'S.SvV.l n yeiv before. The net bonded debt,
however, af:.-r subtracting cash and invest
ments, was but ?.iS,P,.r,t''.il. against $97,
55O,0.'!0 one year before, an increase of $1
llt5,:S'.v.. The cold weather in France continues
unabated. Two persons have been frozen
to death in Toulouse and one ot Bordeaux.
The river Rhone is frozen over at Taras
con. CunlitTe's cotton mill at Accringtou,
Laneasheir, was destroyed by fire.
The Yates- block in Syracuse. N. Y., has
been ties? ;. e.i with its contents by fire,
Ixss ."i',iV, insurance ?-M,(XX.
Friends of the late Walt Whitman will
form : permanent organization to purchase
and preserve the famous two-story frame
house in Camden, N. J., where the poet
philosopher did most of his literary work.
A. W. A. Webster. Canadian government
immigration agent, bus trrived inOttaw
Out. He reports that 3'X families have mi
grated from South Dakota to the Canadian
northwest during the past year.
A quarrel over a maverick between cow
punchers n- Denison, Tex.,4ed to a mor
tal fight in which two men were killed and
one fatally injured.
A number ,if arnsts have been made in
the City of Mexico in connection with de
falcations in the state of Pueblo. The
amount involved is known to lie near $50:),-o-M.
The corpse ui a new-lvirn infant was
found in a vacant lot in Rictield, Ills., and
Maggie. Harriet. Ella and James Carlyle,
.Tr .are under arrest charged with responsi
bility for the babe's death.
A Ko hester. X. Y. "bum'" steered a
well dressed cl.it bier's d tinmy into a
saloon so naturally and called for "drinks
for two"' so peisuaslvely that he got "em
and left the plaee, itno.tt paying before
the "barkeep" discovered that he couldu't
collect from the "other fellow."
Washington will s nd to the World's
fair a monolith 1 V,i feet long and four feet
square at the base. That state already has
a flagstaff 2:8 feet high in the park.
Bandmaster Cuppa Dead.
New Yoi:k, Jan. 7. The well-known
musician, Carle Alberto Cappa, bandmas
ter of the Seventh regiment, died yesterday
at his residence here. His death was due
to a tumor in the right lung. Mr. Cappa
had been ill for only a few weeks, and it
was said that he was suffering only from a
slight cold. His death therefore came as a
surprise to all who knew him. He was
born in Sardinia, in 1S34.
FAILED FOR HALF A MILLION.
A Land Compauy tocs Down Carrying
With It Three Others.
fwa City. Ia., Jan. 7. The Leeds
Ijind and Improvement company of this
city failed vesterday, with liabilities of
$."0O,0iX) aud assets of less than $1,000,000.
mostly iu real estate, on which scarcely
the amount of liabilities can be realized at
this time. The company was organized to
build the manufacturing suburb of Leeds
for speculative purposes. F. C. Hender
son, a local creditor, found that that I e
bad raised $100,000, but had misappropri
ated it, and his discovery precipitated the
More Capital in the Wreck.
The failure has carried down with it the
American Security company, Leeds Annex
compauy, and Sioux City Land company,
which were interested in Leeds with the
Leeds Land and Iioan company. The total
capitalisation of the four companies is
$3,000,000. Much of this is watered, as at
the outside $1,200,000 would be all that
would be required from the land assets in
easy money times. It is thought that the
failure will not create any stringency out
side of those now in it, and that all credit
ors will carry their losses without becom
Two Dr- Goods Firms Go Down.
W. C. Dorsey, one of the oldest and larg
est dry goods merchants in the city, failed
yesterday. Assets and liabilities about
Mexico, Mo., Jan. 7. L. C. Gove & Co.,
dry goods, were closed by the sheriff yer
terday. The assets are $30,000. An at
tachment was filed by the H. B. Claflin
company, of New York, for $9,000.
GOING BY THE CANON ROUTE.
A Farty of Gold Hunters Who are Tempt
Blcff Crrr, Utah, Jan. 7. A perilous
trip has been started by a party of three
miners, whii;h is likely to end in disaster
and death. The gold excitement anr5
anxiety to reach the lower fields as quickly
as possible are responsible for it. The
miners are Wm. Turner, P. J. Gilroy and
M. J. Corcoran. The three bought an ill
constructed boat and announced their in
tention of going to the lower fields by w iy
of the Colorado river. The river is full of
rapids and has but once or twice been
successfully navigated, and then there ws
loss of life. They figure that they can
reach the fi-lds much more directly than
by wagon ro-ds or trails. The miners left
Thursday. Old settlers predict disaster.
They say it is impossible to go down tb
river. The Colorado canon expedition lo-t
one life in trying it, and than expedition
was much batter outfited than are tha
Lead vi He men.
Indicted for extravagance.
BKOOKLTK. Jan. 7. The grand jury
yesterday brought in presentments and
Indictments against thirty members of tbr
noara ol aldermen and supervisors for a-
travagant expenditures in the recent Co
lumbian celebration. The names of
those indicted have not yet been made
All of our warm goods must move out the
next 30 days. This includes all of our fine
In order to make them move lively we Lave marked uV
down to bottom pricee. Ccme early before the Eiz3
ATright & Greerietwal
1704 SECOND AVENUE
314 BRADY STREET,
Tie Fat.l and Wintib Goods are new In. EAVEKPCE'I
lit-number we are fhcwirg tie UictEt fid D(Mtt4
a eoitnient cf D KEtnc snd iMFcBirn geede :n tidily
lilies. Snits mjide to yctir nitatme ljcni0to 0- 7v!
sera made to y cur measure ? 5 to $12.
Ycu wish a piece cf Diamcnd Jewelry,
You wisli a Wa tch,
You wieh a Clock,
You wish a Fine Pin,
You wish a pair of Ear Einge,
Ycu wish something in 8olid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Gold Spectacles,
You wish anything in cur line
You can surely findit at
A A A A
Cor. Tnird and; Brady Sts., Davenport, Iow.f
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 181 1 Second Avenm
14 W. Second Street. DAVf HPOBi. iDWl