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TllK A1U US. .MONDAY, JULY 24, 181)3.
Highest of all in Leavening Pow er.
What the Ex-President Thinks
of the Situation.
Flnanrial I nraini-s. He Suva. Due to
Frar of Imiiln,; Trailc Condition
The (hakiu Itftwei-n I'rolpct ion anil
Tariff for Hrvruup Not to lte Hriilcecl
Quickly or Without a Commercial Con
vulsion. N'F.w York, July 24 The World prints
the following a. ex-President Harrison's
expression on the existing depression:
"The Sherman a'?t is not the sole cause of
the bad times That measure has served
Its purpose, it is true, but it is not respon
sible for the depression which overhangs
commerce, trade and ncrieulture. The
present party in power came in on a state
ment of its principles, formulated artU
promulgated at Chicago, w here a jjather
Ing which represented a diversity of poli
tical beliefs and prejudices pave this state
ment to the country as the platform of the
Democratic party. It was announced to
the country that the existing system of
tariff should be modified to the extent of
a tariff for revenue on'.y. On this basis
the candidates of the party now in power
were elected. The enormous manufac
turing interests were of course duly im
pressed and ln-came compelled to suit
themselves to the condition to which the
Chicago platform must logically lead.
To Wide a Chasm to ltri'dgr.
"It is impossible to bridge over suddenly
the wide chasm intervening between com
paratively free trade and the protective
system under which the nation grew rich
without prolonged convulsions in trade.
Great economic changes do not adjust
themselves with celerity, hence fearing
changes factories stop, workshops close
and prices shrink. If the Chicago enunci
ation of principles is to lie maintained btis
ness must prepare for a change. Accord
ing to its principles the government is
pledged to reduce the tariff to the stand
ard of the Chicago convention. The busi
ness of the country cannot prosper under
the circunistences. Distrust is widespread,
everything languishes.
Trimming Sails for a Storm.
"The heterogenous political elementsthat
will meet at Washington in August will
represent free trade and ninny theories
contrary to business stability. The con
servative people of the country stand
aghast at possibilities of legislation, and
are trimming sails to suit the weather.
The outlook is dark because it is difficult
to see how relief is to come. The distrust
might be dispelled, perhaps, but how? In
one sense the situation is theatrical; excite
ment may lte calmed by a stroke of inspira
tion. A panic is sometimes averted by a
band striking up a popular air just as the
frightened crowd is about to rush and
trample over one another.
Can Se No Moses Just Now
"How can the present s imewhat anala
gous condition be changed by suddenly in
spired confidence'? The leaders of the
party in power will scarcely acknowledgj
that its principles are mistaken ones; that
the Chicago platform was false and should
be repudiated. I can see no Moses at pres
ent who will lead the business world out
of its Egyptian darkness."
Ger.eral Harrison sympathizes personal
ly with President Cleveland, who is carry
ing, he thinks, about as heavy a burden
as mortal man can bear np under.
Mother and Child Killed and Two Other
Teutons Fatally Injured.
New Yokk, July 24. While the con
tractors were blasting rocks at the corner
of One Hundred and Twenty-second street
and Fourth avenue an explosion sent a
huge mass of rock, weighing about two
tons, crashing through the side wall of So.
CI East One Hundred and Twenty-second
street, killing t wo people and seriously in
juring two who will probably die. The
dead are: Marie Posey, 35 years old; Marie
A. Posey, B years old, her daughter.
The injured Reginald Posey, 8 years
old, skull fractured; Mamie McAdam, 20
years old, skull fractured; Irma C. Posey,
13 years old, cut about face; Allien Gra
ham, 27, ankle sprained; Mrs. W.Johnson,
slightly bruised.
At the time of the explosion Mrs. Posey
was sitting at the window with her child.
The rock struck her and drove her through
the partition into the apartments of Mrs.
liarnes opposite, where the rock pinned
her to the floor. A son of Mrs. Harues,
who was in the room at the time, escaped
without a scratch. Reginald, who is fatal
ly injured, was driven into the partition
and there pinned fast. The injured were
taken to the Harlem hospital.
The rock on which the Masting was in
progress extends along the entire block
and was forty feet high. Contractors
have lieen blasting for several weeks in or
der to put up new houses. The shock was
terrific and was felt all over Harlem. A
rock weighing about a ton was found on
the roof of 61 East One Hundred Twenty
second street. The air was filled with fly
ing rocks ranging in weight from 100 to
800 pounds, and a number of pedestrians
were struck and more or less injured.
Aahun Wa Outside of Hli Bights.
CniCAGO, July 24. Charles Ashun, a
teamster, was shot and fatally wounded
by George Virzine ot the latter's resi
dence, 847 Twenty-sixth street. Ashun
attempted to chastise one of Virzine's
children, and when Mrs. Virzine inter
fered knocked her down. Virzine came
to his wife's assistance and was also
knocked down by Ashun. Virzine then
.got a pistol and shot Ashun.
Campania on a Keoord-iireakliig Trip.
London, July 24. The British steamer
Campania, Captain Haines, from Liver
pool, which sailed from Queenstown ' at
1:02 p. m. yesterday for New York, intends
to take the northern course with a view to
lowering the record.
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
A Notable resentatton of Shakespeare's
"Mid immer Night's Dream.
Chicago, July 24. Mr. Henry Lee has
conceived a plan which has been under
consideration by the council ot adminis
tration for s me time, and which has been
finally accepted. Hy an arrangement just
concluded Tiursday. August 22. hits lieen
set aside as poet's day," and will be in-
EXTKAX-'F. TO t'TAM's r.tll.I'IXti.
augurated wii h appropriate ceremonies,
including a pr cession of bards, a matinee
at Festival hall, during which there will
be recited selections from the various poets
by prominent flayers, and in the evening
with ideal surroundings there will be a
performance of Shakespeare's "Midsum
mer Night's Dream" in the open air.
The various parts in the bail's work
will lie interpreted by a cast of players
and singers tb it has perhaps never been
equalled, l-xtraordi ary preparations are
being made for this unique event, which
will include h building of an ideal scene
in which the best art will be so blended with
nature as to appear nature's self. Among
the many novel things prepared for this
flay will be the appearance of Shakespeare
in the "astral'' body, who will recite a
poem written fc r the occasion by Frederic
Lyster, Esq.
Today is T"t;.h day and the citizens of
that territory d wlicatcd with appropriate
ceremonies the handsome bnilding erect
ed for a home at the fair for people who
live in that terr tory. There was a goodly
crowd in attend mce and the building is a
credit to its builders and was thronged all
the morning.
Hoosier editors, 200 strong, representing
every impor'ant paper in the state, went
down to the park this morning with their
wives and gatlered at the Indiana state
building. They will stay a week ami "do"
the fair.
Wednesday will be Turntrbund day at
the fair and a la-ge numlier of the Turn
ers now at Milwaukee will come to the
city. On the sime day the commercial
travelers will lc there in force.
The National Educational association
has this week at the Art Institute.
Paid admissioi s Saturday were 10S.O00.
The gates were closed tightly yesterday.
Three and a Half Million Acres of iiood
Land for Kntry.
Guthrie, O. T. .July 24. An examina
tion ot the records'of the land office shows
that there are 1,&K),000 acres of land in the
Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservations in
the western part f this territory subject
to homestead entry and which has never
been filed. This is nearly all first-class
agricultural laud, well watered and partly
timbered and can lie had for 1.30 per acre.
In "leaver county, generally known as
"No-Man's-Land," t ere are also over 2,
000,000 acres subj.Mt to homestead entry.
This county adjoins the Cherokee strip on
the west and mu h of the land is letter
water d and more fertile than a large por
tion of the strip. These 2,000,000 acres are
absolutely free t the homesteader, t Ii e
last and only free land in he southwest.
All a man has to d ) is to settle upon : hem
and live there.
The Turner at Miln ik.
Milwaukke, July 24. The Turner
parade was a succe-a, had 4.000 men in line
and half of the cit in the streets to see
. it. At Shooting park musical and mental
contests wk re held if ter the parade. The
prizes will not be announced until tomor
row night. One tl ousaud people witness
ed the athletic exercises, the most novel
lieing the wand drill, in which 3,500 par
ticipated. At nigLt the whole body of
Turners took part in a military drill,
which was done splendidly. Later the
whole body sang in mass and there was an
exhibition of club swinging by women
which was very fin.
Hanlan-Gaudaur Kaee a Fizzle.
OniLLA. Ont.. Ji ly 24. The sculling
contest on Lake Sot chiching between Ed
waH Hanlan and Take Uaudaur for the
championship of .4 m' rica was a fizzle.
Owing to a strong wind the race was not
started till dark, ind the boats fouled
three times. lie fore the mile was reached
the boats were interlocked. Gaudaur re
fused to finish thence, but Hanlan fin
ished in 21.04, five se -onds better than Ms
time in 1S70 at the Centennial regatta.
The referee decided that the race must be
eowed over this afternoon.
Fatal Affray in Mexico.
Victoria, Mex., July 24. A fight that
resulted fatally to hot h the principals took
place in the outskirts of this city. Fran
cisco Villareal, a prominent young law
student, and Juan Rangel, a young
business man, became involved in a quar
rel over a young worn in and they engaged
in a fl.?ht to satisfy their wounded honor.
Rangel used a knife a ad Villareal a pistol.
Villareal was stabbed three times, but as
he fell he fired a bul et into the body of
Perkins to Bnceecd Stanford.
Sacramento. CrI.. J nl su n.,, r
Perkins was appointed United States sen-
n . 1 f TLM 1.1 . .- . . ..
uur v) uuvcruur lunrj.oam, to nil tne va
cancy caused by the dt ath cf Leland Stanford.
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Accusations Against the Chief
of the Telegraphers.
Besides Incompetency In Managing Strikes
The Impeachment Made by Ills Breth
ren and Tery Sensational Powderly Re
plies to a Critie With a Confeaalon of
Failure a a Leader of Labor The Situ
ation Ci it leal in Kansas.
Omaha. July 24. One of the most pro
found s -nsatiohs in labor circles and one
which will directly or indi-ectly affect
every railroad telegrapher in the country,
has come to light in the disclosure of the
fact that Omaha division of the Order of
Railroad Telegraphers h -s filed charges to
impeach G rand Chief D. G. Ramsey, Grand
Editor A. 1). Thurston and Grand Execu
tive Committeeman George C. Flegel. The
charges were prepared after an exhaustive
investigation, the division having sent a
member, Carl Smith, to the headquarters
at Vinton, In., to inquire into the situa
tion, ugly rumors having been circulated
at the last convention at Toronto.
The C harges Are Comprehensive.
The result of the inquiry was that
charges were filed by Grand Executive
Committeeman F. T. Roche, of Chicago,
on complaint of the Omaha division, the
charges presenting thirty-six specifica
tions and running all the way on the part
of Ramsay from incompetency and dis
honesty to seduction, and taking in all torts
of offenses. The order was instituted
eight years ago at Cedar Rapids, la., by A.
D. Thurston as a non-striking organiza
tion. For six years its growth was steady
until it numliered 2-",000 niemliers when it
blossomed into a strike organization with
Thurston as grand chief and Ransay as
assistant graud chief.
Ilainsay Ileromea Grand Chieftain.
A few months afterward Thurston was
made by the executive committee, of which
Ramsay was chairman, editor of the or
der's paper and Ramsay succeeded to the
grand chieftaincy, and at the next con
vention held in Chattanooga, in lr2, this
arrangement was continued with Ramsay
drawing t,0')0 a year and expenses and
Thurston 2.000 a year. A special tax had
been ordered for a strike fund, the under
standing being that so soon as this fund
reached KO.OOO the tax should cease. Of
the (51,483.95 which was paid into this
fund last year at Toronto but (2,004.91 was
shown to be on hand.
Where the Money Had Gone.
The Rock Island strike had wiped out
(3,C95.G3; the Central Georgia strike (s,
011.46; the B. C. R. and N. (11,476.89, and
the Gulf trouble (1,075.54. Ramsay did not
win a strike during the year. There were
rumors of mismanagement at Toronto and
a committee was elected to investigate,
but after learning the situation it was de
cided that for reasons of policy Ramsay
and ihurston, the latter being right in
with him, be not removed because of the
publicity and presumed barm to the or
der. Rut the investigation was continued
and the charges referred to resulted.
Ramsay Seems Pretty Versatile.
Among the charges are several specify
ing the expenditure of vast sums of money
without any effort at vouchers, and other
conduct of like nature. One salacious
charge is the seduction of a Vinton girl
and the payment of incidental expenses
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also the pensioning of his relatives on the
order's pay-roll. It is understood that
Grand Conductor Clark, of the Order of
Railway Conductors, and W. 1'. Daniels.
grand secretary of that or ler, will be wit
nesses lor tne prosecution.
Tnited Stat Marshals Visit the Kansas
Coat Krlons. t
PlTTSnrRG, Kan.,.Tuly 24. Uniited States
Marshal R. J. Walker is in town accom
panied by a number of deputies for the
purpose of serving injunctions upon Pres
ident Walters. "Secretary Lacy and about
100 others who have lieen prominent lead
ers in the strike. These notices are issued
by Judge Foster, of the United States
court, and are returnable Sept. 18 when
thev will be heard.
Weir Citv, Kan., July 24. Eight or ten
t'eputy United States marshals have ar
rived here and created consternation. They
had about forty restraining or temporary
injunctions which they served as rapidly
as possible on the leaders among the strik
ers. Mine No. 47 is at work, but the strik
ers say it shall not continue.
Walters made a speech at a big meeting
of the strikers and praised the mob for its
work at the Clenie.-ts riot. The speech
was very incendiary, notwithstanding he
is a member of the legislature, and the
remark is made that the Chicago anarch
ists were hung for less and if murder fol
lows his harangue he can lie prosecuted.
Since this incendiary talk the Kansas and
Texas Coal company has determined to
refuse the sen-ices of the deputy sheriffs
taken from among the miners aud to bring
suit against the sheriff and the county for
all losses. The situation is still critical.
The Way Ponderly Confesses That lie Uai
lieen a Failure.
New York, July 24 Grand Master
Workman Powderly has been sharply crit
icised by labor papers, which accuse him
of saying that his order and other labor
organizations are failures. One of the
most bitter articles appeared in a Cleve
land labor paper and Powderly replies to
it in the present issue of the official
journal of his order. He denies saying his
order was a failure ,lbnt says of himself:
"Powderly admits he is a failure; he
never denied it. He attempted to unite
all branches of labor in one sol d body,
where they could act as one man; he at
tempted to cause them to see that boycotts
were two-edged swords and should be re
sorted to only as last resorts. Yes, Pow
derly is a failure, and he is not ashamed of
it, for he was a failure to do what he be
lieved to be good. The wageworker will
never be defended, nsver protected, until
he takes a hand in politics'
Corbett Will Not Fight at Boby.
NewYgbk, July 24. Judge Newton of
the Coney Island Athletic club has re
ceived a telegram from James J. Corbett,
the pugilistic champion, dated at Chicago,
saying: "I consider myself and Mitchell
bound to Coney Island club and shall re
fuse to sign here."
Populists to Oppose Fusion.
Topeka, Kas., July 24. The Populist
county convention in this county resolved
against fusion in any form and demanded
that candidates for United States senator
to be nominated by state convention.
Sism and France May Fight.
Loxdox. July 24. Siam has replied to
France's ultimatum ag.eeing to about
half of France's demands. The French
have not yet announced their decision, but
the French and Siamese in the Mekong
river are ready for a fight. It is stated
that the blockade of Bangkok has been
A Rainmaker's Work Endorsed.
Topeka, Kas., July 34. The Rock Island
road has gathered all possible information
concerning the condition ef the corn crop
along its lines in Nebraska, Kansas and
the Indian Territory with a view to deter
mining the effect that the operations of
Rainmaker Jewell have had upon it. Gen
eral Superintendent Allen stated that the
result was gratifying and proved conclu
sively the effectiveness of Mr. Jewell's
Died of Their Injuries.
WlLKESBARKE, Pa., July 24. Three of
the four men who were b ?ned in the Ed
wardsville mine accident have died. They
were: Pa rick Malia, Martin Brennen and
William Jones. The condition of Wilson,
the other one injured, is very serious and
be may die.
Irishmen Sank the Victoria.
New York, July 24. The Morning Ad
vertiser claims to have possession of a cir
cular sent out by Irish revolutionists in
thiscounuy which declares that the sink
ing of the liritish warship Victoria was
the work of Irishmen among her crew,
who sacrificed their own lives in order to
injurs- England.
Thirty Itnil.liiis-i in Ashes.
rAVMir;-. O . J.il 24. Thirty buildings
in the business portion of the city have
been destroyed by fire. Assistance wbs
sent from Van Wert, but owing to the ia
suiliciency of.t he water supply but littli;
work could Ik" done towaiM checking tlii
flames. The total loss exceeds f'.'no.OH'J.
ot r.xactly .lolly Nor .Joyful.
Galveston. Tex., July 21. Particulars
have lieen received of a fatal family row at
Japonica school house, fourteen miles from
Kerville in western Texas. Alexander
Jolly became involved in a row with
Shelby Joy, his brother-in-law, in which
Joy knocked down a younger brother of
Jolly. Jolly then sprang at Joy with a
knife, severing one of the arteries in the
neck from which he died i a fe.v minutes.
Hard Times at llrnrer.
Denver, July 21. Alarge crowd gath
ered at the People's tabernacle to receive
the bread that was to be distributed to the
people out of employment. About 400 in
all were given bread, mostly men with
families and out of work. Several were so
hungry that they ate the bread as soon as
it was given to t hem. About 500 men have
registered for transportation out of the
Miners From the Silver Keeion.
Hastings. Neb., July 24 The second
delegation of the tramp miners from Den
ver passed through tliis city en route for
Lincoln and Omaha. The men were fur
nished with transportation and traveled
in Ikix cars. They were furnished with
bread and some meat. Their description
of the s'l.Tering in the mining region of
Colorado, which they have left, is some
thing appalling.
Itlior League Indorses Aitjeld.
Philadelphia, July 24. The United
Ltlior league has adopted resolutions en
dorsing the action of Governor Altgeld in
releasing the Chicago anarchists and "ac
cepting the reasons he assign therefor as
in line with the true facts in the case."
l!eat the 25-Mile Record.
Detroit, July 24 Frank Waller.of Indi
ana, rode a wheel 25 miles in 1 hour. 7
minutes and 12 seconds.at the If iisendogen
international road races at Belle Isle. It
beats the record six minutes.
Joe Jefferson Troubled With Cancer.
New York, July 24. Joseph Jefferson,
the veteran actor, is said to be near death
from a cancerous affection of the neck.
Bank Failure at ixniisviue.
LonsviLLE, July 24. The Kentucky
National hank, with a capital of $1000,000
and a surplus of about (100,000, has closed
its doors, and Bank Examiner Escott has
taken ch-rge. Its cash liabilities amount
to $l,22t5,WVt.
Intelligence Column.
Want money
Want a cook
Want boarders
Want a partner
Want a sanation
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant gtil
Want to sell a farm
Want to sell a bouse
Want to exchange antbinp
Want te Fell household goods
Want t o make any real estat e loans
Want to sell or trade for anything
Want to And customers for anything
rHK daily akgus delivered at your
door every evening (or lttc per week.
1403 Second avexue. Call mornings.
fonndland pup; calor. spotted yellow and
white. Finder will return to Club saloon and re
ceive reward.
Do not forget to see the ex
.hibit of the General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tricity Building, the Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's apparatus, the Elec
tric Launches ' equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's motors, and the Gen
eral Electric company's Arc
. Lighting Pltnt and Power
Generators in Machinery
Bug, Hasler, Schwentscr
Bkittj nttck atlba.
corset waists.
Dont fail to call
are new. Satisfaction guarantee!
Dry Gt ods Co., 217,
For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduce the immense line we
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in the
furniture trade.
1525 and 1527
Second Avenue
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
bile granite plates, 5in 03c
6in 04c
" " Tin 05c
" side dishes 05c
' 4 coTered sugars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
f-Last Call.
July Clearing Sale
W aists.
All of the above goods will be sold at and Below
Cost to make rocm for the Fall stock.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
Dry Good
on us. All goof!
21?i W. 2nd.St, Davenpr rt, Ic
124 128 and 12S
Sixteenth Suvhi
bargains which we will
White granite bakers.- .Jt 10, 15.'.:
4 planters y, 2:1. :' y
44 44 scollop nappies 7, r.f f
18 qt dish pans v.
8 in pie tins.. I...; it .
H. Kingsbury

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