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THE AliG CJS, MONDAY, APRIL, 17, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
DOWN TO THE LIMIT
The ''Free Gold" in the Treas
ury Strong Box.
TALK OF ISSUING FOUR PER CENTS.
Carlisle Cousirterlng Whether to Sell
Kondl or Trench on the 100.000,000
Reserve, and Hoping That Neither
TTI11 Be Necessary The Ie of Cold
Certificates Stopped for the First Time
Since 1879 Springer's Views.
Washington. April 17. It looks as
though the secretary of the treasury would
this week be confronted with tbe necessity
of demonstrating what will be hisfinanciiil
policy. It is expected by treasury officials
that there will be gold shipments during
the coming week sufficient to wipe out the
free gold balance in the treasury and force
action to be taken to maintain the parity
cf fill issues of currency of the United
States. The secretary when the free gold
supply is exhausted unless he can obtain
gold from the banks to tide over the
emergency must determine whether he
will use the gold reserve of $1 00,000, 0K),
held for the redemption of outstanding
greenback, or will take mensures by a
bond issue to replenish the stock of gold.
Carlisle Will Say Nothing.
Carlisle maintains almost absolute
silence as to his purposes and will not state
fa advance what he purposes to do. Satur
day the issue of gold certificates was
will continue to be paid in gold certificates;
stopped for the first time since
the resomption of specie payments
except that persons who deposit gold
but no indication of this intention was
given until after the order was issued, aud
it was not announced until the close of
bnsiness at the exchanges. It is said that
the secretary is inclined to use the gold
reserve, if necessary, rather than to issue
bonds, but the probabilities are that he is
not committed in his own mind irrevocably
and will not reach an nlsolute decision
until the time for action has come.
Preparing to Issue rtmul.
Meanwhile all the preparation for a
bond issue have been made in order that
no delay may occur in securing the gold
should it be thought best to issue bonds.
Only $5,000,000 of these bonds have been
prepared. One issue of lionds, however,
would almost necessarily have to be fol
lowed by another, as financiers in New
York and elsewhere would doubtless force
larger issues lecause of the profits to arise
therefrom if the treasury should once en
ter on the bond-issuiug policy in a small
Patting Off the Evil lay.
The present policy of the treasury depart
ment is one of puttiugofT definite action to
the very latest in hopes that conditions,
-which have shown some slight indications
of betterment, may improve sufficiently to
make it unnecesnary either to issue bonds
or to use the gold reserve. The trade bal
ance, it is thought, will shortly become
more favorable to us. Increased cotton
and grain exports are looked upon as likely
in the next few months. The influx of for
eign travel to the World's fair will also
tend to lessen our European debts, and
some disposition hasten again manifested
to buy American securities.
Springer Would Use the Reserve.
4 Bepresentative Springer, when asked
what would be done, said that he did not
know what action Carlisle would take,
but that he himself was decidedly in favor
of making use of the gold reserve. "That
is exactly what it was put there for," he
said. "What is a gold reserve for," he
added, "if it Is not something to be availed
of when the occasion for using it arises? I
would use the gold reserve and keep on
rising it rrntil it got down to $25,000,000 be
fore I would issue bonds, and would not
issue them then unless it looked ns if that
$25,000,000 might be wiped out. This
country can raise money and secure gold
whenever it wants it.
' Other Persons Think Differently. I
' Some other persons who were talked to
said that they regarded the reserve as a
pledge that it would be held there to meet
payments of greenbacks, and that therefore
it should be kept intact. The general
opinion was that after the treasury had
actually reached the point where there was
no free gold there would be not nearly
so great a shock as has been so freely pre
dicted. IMPORTANT RAILWAY COMBINE.
Nine Great Lines Form an Alliance Of
fensive and Defensive.
Chicago, April 17. The most important
western railroad agreement ever made was
signed, sealed, and delivered Saturday. It
is an exclusive traffic contract on transcon
tinental and intermediate freight business
between the Rock Island, Burlington,
Missouri Pacific, St. Paul, Alton, Chicago
Great Western, Wabash, Denver and Kio
Granda, and Kio Grande Western. To all
intents and purposes the business of all
these roads is pooled. Each will favor the
other in every possible way. Each and all
will present a united front of opposition to
all other lines.
Two other combinations are in the field.
Tbe Southern Pacific-Atchison combina
tion will be the strongest competitor of
the allied lines. The whole situation is the
result of the dispute over divisions between
transcontinental lines and those east of the
Missouri. Under the old 3.W) basis of
transcontinental rates the lines east of the
Missouri received 15 per cent, of the rate on
the haul to or from Chicago and 11 per
cent, to or from the Mississippi. They
were never satisfied with these divisions,
claiming they were inequitable and bur
densome. The demanded YilA per cent.
Bens on ma designation.
Spbingfield, lib"., April 17. Major
James A. Connally, attorney of the United
States for the southern district of Illinois,
lias forwarded his resignation to Washing
ton. It is expected that ex-Senator Will
iam E. Stunt, Senator Palmer's law part
ner, will at once be appointed to succeed
PASSENGER BOAT BLOWS UP.
ne Man Fatally and Fonr Others Serious
ly Injured on the Ohio.
Wixamac, Ind., April 17. The passenger
rteamer Xellie Bly, owned by J.
F. Fishborn & Co., while making
s trip down the river yesterday
ftemoon blew up, seriously injuring
five persons. George Crane, proprietor of
the Eagle machine shops of this city, had
both legs broken and crushed and was
severely injured internally. He will die.
Others who where Tseriously and possibly
fatally injured are J. F. Fishborn, proprie
tor of the boat, scalded and hurt internal
ly; Clarence Fishborn, his son, badly scald
ed; Daniel Rhodes, badly bruised and inter
nally injured; James Ixng, badly scalded.
Hardly a passenger escaped unhurt.
When the accident occurred the boat was
in shallow water. The pilot had discovered
that there was something wrong with the
machinery and was steering for the shor-j.
But for this fact it is probable that every
person on board would have lost Lis life.
Daniel Rhodes was blown thirty feet in
land and completely covered with wreck
age. His recovery is doubtful. James
Ixng was blown into the river and his res
cue was accomplished with great difficulty
by those who were not seriously injured.
SENATE ADJOURNS SINE DIE.
A Synopsis of the Proceedings at the Clos
Washington, April 17. The closing ses
sion of the senate Saturday was devoted in
a great measure to debate. The business
Sone was the confirmation of all appointees,
xcept that of a United States marshal for
Delaware, who was objected to by Hig
gins. The Republicans did not insist on a
vote on the Roach case, after all, though
there was more debate on the subject. A
resolution to inquire who was responsible
for the hauling down of the American flag
at Honolulu was objected to by Gorman,
although an amendment was offered in
quiring by whose authority it had been
raised. Authority was given to investigate
the operations of the pooling and long-and-short-haul
clauses of the interstate com
merce law, the usual committee to wait on
the president was appointed and reported
that he had no further business to sen 1 in,
compliments were voted the chair, and the
senate adjourned sine die,
OPENING THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Programme of the Ceremonies at Jackson
Park on May 1.
Chicago, April 17. The ceremonies at
tending the opening of the exposition on
May 1 are to be very simple, and will all
take place in Jackson park, the formal
part from a platform at the east front of
the administration building. The pro
gramme is complete, except for the selec
tion of a chaplain to offer the opening
prayer, and is as follows:
Music -Columbian March, by John K. Paine.
Presentation of the Chirfs of Departments by
the Director General.
Chorus "In Praise of Hod."
Address by lresilent Cleve'and formally open
ing the Columbian Exposition,
starting the machinery, during which will be
given Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."
Official visit of the president and other invited
guests to the department buildings,
where they will be received
by the chiefs.
There Are Some Fat Places Left.
Washington, April 17. A great many
important places in the government service
yet remain unfilled, but none of them is
such as to make confirmation a necessity
in advance of assumption of office. Almost
a Rcore of foreign missions are still held by
the Republican incumbents, the most im
portant being Russia, Italy, Hawaii, and
Hayti. There are several good things in the
treasury, and a number in the postoffice.
A successor will be named for Civil Service
Commissioner Roosevelt, who wants to
retire, but those who are after Public
Printer Palmer's place may as well know
that he will not go until his term expires
New Orleans Hungering for Truck."
New Orleans, April 17. The "truck"
farmers in the vicinity of this city made
demand on the commission merchants
that the latter buy by the wagon load in
stead of by the crate. The commission
men refused to comply and the farmers
now refuse to bring anything to market.
Cabbages are consequently a luxury, as are
all other vegetables. The farmers are pa
trolling the roads and stopping all truck
wagons. In oue case they dumped a load
af cabbages into tne aiicn.
Going to Push the Hoecake War.
ton has determined to energize the corn
propaganda in Europe. He invites the co-
"t . 1 all v o t t a
aperation in mis wors. oi uiuumv.u.-
srs OI corn jrmm " ' -
sires, as a preliminary step, to obtain a full
statement of the various kinds of products
made from corn by the manufacturer in
ach state with a brief statement as to
characteristics and excellence. He is also
eoing to see if the export of American to-
bacco cannot. e cai""-"-
Grain Fleet "Leaves Chicago.
CHICAGO, April 17. Friday night the
first grain-laden steamer of the season
cleared from this port for the east, and be
fore 13 o'clock Saturday night the greatest
grain fleet that ever left Chicago at the
spelling of navigation was well started un
der way. This, too, at a date that is al
most unprecedentedly early for the open
ing of tbe season, and an unprecedentedly
large quantity was shipped. The fleet
has on board about 11.000,000 bushels.
Kx-Seuator Ingalls Enthusiastic.
Chicago, April 17. John James Ingalls
came to Chicago Saturday from his Kansas
home and is at the Grand Pacific. He came
here, he says, for fun and to see the
World's fair buildings. He is an enthusi
ast on the fair and maintains that the
opening will mark the beginning of a new
era in the history of the United States, the
supremacy of the west over the east and
itiJ iwiitPu1 JIMVntjinnA Of f '1 I .m tm
' ineti'ODoii of the nation..
Chicago Carpenters Take a Week
TROUBLE TOE TK TELEGRAPHERS.
The Northwestern Uailway Fighting the
Union and the Men Preparing for War
Union Pacific Shopmen Decide to Walk
Out The New Railway Organization A
Call for a Political Combine Lawful to
Chicago, April 17. Labor troubles will
not disturb the progress of the World's
fair for a week at least. This was decided
at a meeting of the Carpentsrs' Council
yesterday. President Cogswell said last
night that the carpenters did not desire to
jeopardize the interests of the World's fair.
"All we want," said he, "is that the expo
sition company shall sign our agreement
as the Carpenters' and Builders association
has done," which is practically the nub of
the whole business, as the agreement of
the association includes the proscription of
Telegraphers Threaten a Strike.
Telegraphers employed by the North
western Railroad company may go out on
a strike. The strike will not be for fewer
hours work nor an increase in wages, but
for the reason that G. H. Thayer, the com
pany's superintendent of telegraph, is noti
fying operators leIoniu to the Order of
Railway Telegraphers that they must
withdraw from the order at once or quit
the company's service. It is stated that
the telegraphers were preparing a new
schedule asking an increase of wages to
formally present to the company, aud that
the company takes Ibis method to fore
Union Pacific Shopmen KestlesH.
A telegram from Denver says that a
strike of all the shopmen on the Union
Pacific will take phice today. The trouble
is said to be of long standing. Some time
ago t he officers of the road signed an agrt e
meut with tbe men that no more men
would be put at work until the time had
been raised from eij;htto nine hours a day.
It is now claimed that the company has
been putting on additional men on the
eight-hour scale. As this is a violation of
the agreement the strike is ordered. Great
secrecy has been maintained, and it is hard
to learn any details of the trouble, but
there seems little doubt that the strike
New Kailwny Lnbor Union.
Represeutativesot various railway broth
erhoods have been meeting in tbis city for
several days and have issued a dtcument
in which they declare strikes failures, anil
that generally the old uuions do not lill
the bill. Therefore they have determined
Ui start a new organization which shall
take in all of the 1.UM1.000 railway work
men instead of 15 ,(Hio at most as at pres
ent. The new union will have one supreme
law for all, with provisions for all classes,
each class Iwing separately organized. The
new scheme is expected to settle all differ
enceswithout resort to strikes or boy
cotts. It proposes to la-we:! tha co;, which is a
great objection to ih.j 1 1 unions, by abol
ishing lodge., conventions, grievance com
mi l tees, tc, in their place being substi
tuted departments, oue of which will be
an employment department for those out
of work; there will also be an educational
department und legisl itive anil insurance
departments. The sponsors of the move
ment are K. V. lX;!s. F. W. Arnold, I... W.
Rogers. W. 11. St.-briu, V. S. Meissemer,
S. Keliher, Iler.ry Watson, (. W. Howard
and J. A. Clark.
POLITICAL UNION FOR LABOR.
A Pittsburg Committee Calls a National
Convention Jtllv 4-
PiTTsnviMi, -April IT. William H. Liose,
R. B. Frye, and S. X. McO.irthy, a commit
tee of the Citizens Industrial Alliance of
Western Pennsylvania, have issued an ad
dress to labor organizations in which they
assert that the courts and militia are sub
servient tOcapital.HS witnessed in the recent
decisions of Judge lycks and others, and
the military action at Homestead; that
capital dictates nominations and elections
and makes the laws in puisuance of a deep
iaid scheme; that in fact the whole system
of government is the tool of incorporated
capital. They propose as a remedy that
workingmen shall unite politically, elect
all the officials of government and have
laws made to suit themselves. To carry
out this object a national convention is
called to meet at Chicago, July 4.
Engineers ose Their Places.
Cleveland, April 17. The Lake Shore
engineers who presented their request to
be returned to work after their discharge
by the company on account of trouble at
Toledo over the strike on the Toledo and
Ann Arbor railway were notified by Gen
eral Superintendent Canniff, of the Lake
Shore, that they might come back to work,
but not in their old places. In other words,
thy could begin at the bottom of the lad
der and work up again.
World's Fair Socialism.
Chicago, April 17. At a meeting of
socialists in this city yesterday it was re
solved to held a series of meetings and con
duct a comtinued socialistic propaganda
during the entire period of the World's
fair. Public meetings are to be held every
two weeks at which socialistic theories
will be expounded, all the speeches to be
in English with tbe object of obtaining
converts from among the Americans.
Not Illegal to Roycott Chinese.
Helena, Mont., April 17. Attorney
General Haskell has submitted a long opin
ion to Governor Rickards with respect to
the action of the Butte city council in re
questing all city employes not to patronize
Chiuese. This boycott was asked by the
Silver Bow Trades and Labor assembly.
The opinion is to the effect that the coun
cil's action was perfectly proper.
THE WARRED BROWN CO.
is still farcishirg their lady customers with
. VIAVI REMEDY
at (1-5) p?r box.
Call and investigate concerning the meiits of
the new remedy which is giiUr.g favor so rapidly.
Kotnember the plare
Koom 15, littoe Block. Davenport, corner
Third and Brady.
-House Raising and Moving-
Raisibrick buildings especially
Address E. A . ROUNDS.
15-6 feventh Avenue, Box JSl.
,ii , .V GLASS.
L J That's the way Dr. Pierce's
j I pleasant Pellets come. And
than you think. It keeps
them always fresh and reli
able, unlike the ordinary
pills in cheap wooden or
They're put up in a better
way, and they act in a better
way, than the huge, old-fashioned
pills. No griping, no
violence, no reaction after
ward that sometimes leaves
you worse off than before.
In that way, they cure per
manently. Sick Headache,
Bilious Headache, Constipa
tion, Indigestion, Bilious At
tacks, and all derangements
a V 1 r i atm aujt m rA
bowels are prevented, relieved, and cured.
They're tiny, sugar-coated granules, a
compound of refined and concentrated vege
table extracts the smallest in size, the easi
est to take, and the cheapest pill you can
buy, for they're guaranteed to givo satisfac
tion, or your money is returned. You pay
only for the good you get.
There's nothing likelv to be "just as good."
RE YOU IN NEED?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant girl
Want to sell a farm
Want to sell a house
Want to exchange antbing
Want te ell household goods
Want to make any real estate loans
Want to sell or trade for anything
Want to And customers for anything
USK THESE COLUMNS.
ANTED FEMALE AGENTS. ADDRESS
G. Care of Argus Office.
IHR DAILY ARGUS DELIVERED AT YOUR
door evtry evening for lSHc per week.
?OR tALR A FAMILY PORSE AND PHAE
' ton. Twenty-second street.
T ADIES DEMRISG TO LEARN THE WAY'
.1 J IIIUKBIIU tl 11 utrv. luui'iaiii it " J a iDiunitii:
and cheap remedy, tall at 1422 Sixth aveine on
Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
YOUR WALL PAPER CAN BE CLEANED
and made to look froth and new. Save
money by getting it cleaned by W. M. Keese, 5Vi
Rock Island street, Davenport.
WANTED. FAITHFUL GENTLEMAN OR
ladv to assist in office. Position permanent.
ailway fare advanced here if ctgagea. Enclose
reference and self-addressed stamped envelope.
THE TSATIONAL, 23 MCMCkei'S Bonding,
If lost you can recover it
quickly and be healthier
and wealthier by usinp-
Tor sale at
Harper House Pharmacy.
SUITS. CAPES, JACKETS,
WAISTS AND WRAPPERS.
Our prices will be found one-fourth to one-third less than similar qual
ities can be bought elsewhere. We give you the best quality, the latest
siyles and do not ask you to pay the high prices that other firms get.
At 4.S0 a Nobby Tripple Cape Jacket.
At 6.00 an Elegant Tuxedo Jacket
At 6.75 an Elegant Derby Cape "Jacket,
At an Elegant Cape Jacket,
o and Lounging Robes.
Our $1.48 Wrappers reduced to $1.00 I Our $3.25 Tea Gowns dccd to $2.10
Our 1.99 Wrappers reduced to 1.50 Our 3.00 Tea Gowns reduced to k
Our 2.78 Wrappers reduced to 1 So Our 2.25, 2.75. 4oO. 5- and 6.00 1
Gowns all worth from $1.00 to $3.00 more.
SUITS At Sa.2 Elecrant Blue berge Jiton suits, worm ?
At 5.50 Elegant Blue and Black Eton Suits,
At 7.50 Elegant Grey Mixture Eton Suits,
At 9.25 Elegant Tan Mixture Eton Suits,
At 12.50 Elegant Reefer Suits in navy and black
"Waists at greatly reduced prices.
In Millinery we lead in Styles
rinnlrc 5 AllStyles,
1 AUPricee: U
Hosiery IZ tih.
Only a small quantity of Children's Long
Cloaks left at
IN THE CITY.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
At $3.95 a Nobby Butterfly Cape Jacket, worth $ 6.35
At 9.25, 10.50, 12.25, 15.00, 19.00 and 22.00 line of Jackets.
Every style and color represented in this assortment you
will pay from $3 to $S more if you purchase elsewhere.
Velvet Capes $7.69 worth
ur $2,50, 2.75, 3-00,
all worth from $1.00 to 5.00 more.
114 West Second
Dress Goods w
I and stj!(1
ITa,.l...ll.. i c;m
Notions ! We'. :,, ..
217 W. Second t
finest line of-
4.50, 6.00. 7.50 ana y.ou
and Low Prices.
Street, Davenport, Iowa.