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   Daily Citizen, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1893, Iowa City, Iowa                               l-v J P P'H- F jj. i f r J t Y ?7J! y i 'f SINGLE COPY, FIVE CENTS. TELEPHONE NUMBER S7 VOLUME IL IOWA CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 23. 1893. NUMBER 7 Not by Favor, BUT BY MERIT Aloue, do we maintain and increase our reputation. Here are pointers that are positively bayoad the whisper of competi- tion, comparison, or monopoly. Prices that mil teach you in the silent logic of The difference between trading with live and dead men, between the right and the wrong way. L i Big prices will not do in these times, when even the weal- thy cannot afford to waste their money. We have the Greatest Line of Spring Overcoats, Suits and Hats Ever Shown in the City. (Joast Ijasley, V Tlie -A-ixierioan OlotHiers. CROSSEDTHE LINE. Gold Reserve la Finally En- croached Upon. IT IS REDUCED SEVERAL MILMONS. Brought About br Continued Heavy De- mands lor Gold for retary Cftrllale'a Policy of Sliver IB Changed. S SOLD BEBEBVB BROKEN. WABHTHSTON, April con- tinued payment of treasury notes in gold was ordered by the president Fri- day. Conrad N. Jordan, who was United States treasurer for the first half of Mr. Cleveland's first term, came here Thursday night to file his bond as subteeasurer at New York and take the oath of office. He saw the president. told him that the New York bankers were very much dis- turbed at the apparent purpose of See- rretary Carlisle to redeem the treasury notes in silver and urged that this policy be abandoned. The president eent for Mr. Carlisle and told him some- thing of what Mr. Jordan hod said and announced that he concurred in it. The result was a sharp change of policy at the treasury department and the reports of big demands for in New York by the presentation of treas- ury notes brought no orders to stop the practice, even though the reserve dropped to about It is now believed that the president will insist upon gold payments until the gold re- serve is much lower than at present. Carlisle Yields. Mr. Carlisle seriously contemplated paying the treasury notes iu silver, and his statement that he would continue pay gold as long as be had "gold lawfully 'available for that purpose" was so construed by all who read it It is not denied at the treasury department that this plan had been in contemplation, but it is said that gold payments were continued be- cause the point of in the gold reserve had been passed without any opportunity for a change of policy. The secretary was anxious to main- tain the integrity of the reserve, but, the attempt having failed without an absolute crash in the money market, he will allow the reserve to drop and con- tinue to pay gold for all forms of legal tender notes until the reserve is re- duced to a point which compels the adoption of some new policy. Cleveland Hold, Mr. Cleveland seems to have taken reins in his own hands and to feel little sympathy for Mr. Carlisle's idea of "ignoring Wall street" Mr. Jordan said some very strong things to Mr. Cleveland and others with whom he talked about Mr. Carlisle's fail- ure to consult any of the New York bankers and about the disastrous re- mits of Buch a policy. He declared that there was no conspiracy whatever to force an Issue of bonds and that if Sec- ntary Carlisle desired the cooperation 9i the New York banks in maintaining the public credit he could have it for the asking. The Cabinet's Action. At the cabinet meeting Friday morn- ing the financial situation was almost the exclusive topic of discussion. The meeting lasted for two hours and a half and was the longest session of the cabinet since the new administration came into power. When the treasury department closed its doors in the afternoon the gold reserve of 000 had been invaded to the extent oi to When the day opened there waa in the treasury of free gold. This amount was increased by gold offers from the west aggregating about The large shipment of gold from New York, amounting to more than cut this down to such an extent that when the cabinet met Secretary Carlisle found that the orders for gold up to that time (about 1 o'clock) had wiped out the free gold anc invaded the gold reserve to the extent of As far as it can be officially ascertained this is the amoun' taken out of the gold reserve Friday for export to-day, although it is unofficially stated that in gold, exclusive o: that taken out at New had been withdrawn from the subtreasmy a Boston, for export to Canada. If so, this would make about 000 in gold taken out of the country for shipment to-day and leave tbe gold seive invaded to the extent of 000, or the total gold in the treasury ai It is believed that this in vasion is but temporary, and that with in a few days the depleted reserve wil be restored to its original ______________ LOST THEIR LIVES, A Pennsylvania Mau and His Wife PerUh In Their Blazing Home. BEATER FALLS, Pa., April dwellings were destroyed and two per sons burned to death in a fire at o'clock Friday morning. An explosion occurred in the building occupied bi Julius Manthieu as a tin shop and dwell ing. Both Manthieu and his wife were killed. It is believed that natural gas caused the first explosion and that a second explosion resulted from the flames reaching a tank of benzine in the cellar of the Manthieu dewelling The property loss was about A Firebug Confesses. MILWAUKEE, April ii prisoner at the Central station, con fesses to having started a number o small fires within the last few weeks but denies having started any of tb oig ones. The police authorities be- lieve that Thomet set the fire at th Stadt theater Sunday morning, as hi is employed as a stage hand at the theater. He is 82 years old. Syndicate Deal Through. 0., April is stated that the New York syndicate's deal for the Mahoning valley iron in- dustries for will not go through, as the New York syndicate wants the present owners to retain the bulk of the ttock, and this they refott to do. WHO IS TO BLAME? An Investigation of the Milwaukee Horror to Be Had. TWELVE BODIES ABE RECOVERED, EUven tu Mlonmota and North Dftfcou Oat Tbelr Ten Feet Deep In la .Lake WtU. MILWAUKEE, April bodies of ten of the men who were victims of the crib disaster were recovered from the air Bhaft Friday and now lie in the morgue. The remains of two other victims were picked up on the lake shore and are also at the morgue. Two oodles are still missing. The bodies nave all been Identified. The bodies not yet recovered are those of Peter Seems, miner, aged SO, single, Chicago, and John McBride, engineer, aged 85, married, Chicago. An inquest will be begun at 9 o'clock this morning and a thorough investiga- tion will be made. There is a great deal of popular feeling over the matter and the charge la freely made that some one was greatly to blame. The con- tractors and Capt. Peteroen of the saving crew are most generally con- demned. Against the contractors it is charged that they did not take proper precau- tions to insure the safety the men in case of a storm or of a fire, and further that the building was a flimsy structure. Against the board of public works it is charged that the board com- pelled tbe contractors to begin work earlier in the season than they desired, and that they, in a measure, assumed a responsibility in case of accident by reason of lake storms, which are known to be very fierce during the early spring. To the charge of being very slow in responding to appeals for aid and caus- ing great delay in the attempt at res- cue Capt. Petersen, of the government life-saving crew, must answer. The tugmen are strong in their censure of Capt. Petersen and say he could have reached the crib before o'clock easily, as the tug Welcome was ready to start two hours before she did get away. At any rate, the coroner's inquest is likely to bring out some in- teresting developments- Prompt measures will be taken for the relief of the families of the dead men. It is proposed to nse the balance of the Third ward fire-relief fond, which amounts to about The heme to use the money for this pur- pose meets with general approval. Danger from ST. PAUL, Minn., April rivers of Minnesota and North Dakota are booming, and millions of gallons of water are being poured into them every hour from the great maas of snow now lying on tbe ground. At Buffalo, Minn., the Crow river has overflowed it8. banks and thousands of acres of farm lands are under from 1 to 6 feet of water. Fences are being carried away for miles and cord wood and small houses are floating down stream. All the lower portion of the city of Crookston is submerged from a flood in the Red Lake river and the people liv- ing there have been forced to seek temporary residences elsewhere. North of that place whole townships are cov- ered with water to a depth that it will be impossible to do any seeding before June 1.' Several miles of the St. Vincent branch of the Great Northern railwaj is under water. There are freshets all over Ottertail county. Several bridges have been washed away and the lakes have risen from 5 to 8 feet in twenty- four hours. Great Wheat Region trader Water. The Red river valley, the great wheat region of the north, is one sea of water almost from Parjro to the Manitoba bor- ber. A tremendous ice gorge has formed at the mouth of the Pembina river and the water has been forced back into Pembina's streets. The rise there has been over 20 feet in two days. Large boats have been built to float the residents to the foot of Pem- bina mountain if necessary. Reports from all points along Red river indicate that all wheat in the elevators is ruined from being water-soaked. Agent Sims of the Minnesotaaod Northern Elevator company estimates the quantity of wheat in these elevators at over bushels. Great Damage Grand Forks. At Grand Forks tbe water of the Red river has entered the basement of 'the Hotel Dacotah, the Security and Opera house blocks, extinguishing the fires of the heating apparatus. The Plain Dealer press-rooms are flood- ed and all merchants in the lower town have removed their goods to the upper stories of their build- ings. The water is 2 feet over the top of the stone piers of the Northern Pa orts from the country state that much lamage has been done to the fruit crop. KANSAS Mo., April northerly gales'Which have been sweep- ng this portion of the country since Wednesday continue "with unabated :ury. The thermometer reached freez- ng point in eastern and central Kansas1 Friday night. Ice is reported over half an inch thick in various portions of Neosho and Cotton wood valleys, and all varieties 'of fruit have oeen killed. It is not believed the wheat crop has been materially dam- aged. In. southern Kansas the frost was very light and did no damage. Ne- vada, Mo., reports freezing weather in that vicinity, and fruit that is in bloom there is nearly all killed. on the CHICAGO, April 23. -Reports from points on Lakes Michigan, Erie and Huron state that the storm of the last few days has had no equal in many years. Many vessels have been driven and some of them will be total- ly lost. The storm has effectually blockaded the port of Menominee, Mich., by piling up a vast amount of ice along the shore. The ice is packed solid 10 or 12 feet and extends S or 4 miles out Cyclone in Virginia. RICHMOND, Va., April special from South Boston says a terrific cyclone passed over a portion of South Boston Friday afternoon at o'clock. The large tobacco factory of Morwood Co. was completely demolished, causing a loss of A horse at- tached to a farmer's wagon took fright and was blown against a brick building, killing its owner, Mr. Cambel, of Hali- fax county, instantly. At Danville, "Va., a terrific windstorm from the southeast struck the city, lajst- ing forty-five minutes. Telegraph telephone wires were blown down in the street and many trees were uproot- ed and great damage done. A special from Martinsville says Sem- ple's tobacco factory and Lester's fac- tory were unroofed and great damage done to stocks of tobacco. Wires are down in all directions and it Is impossible to learn the extent oi the damage. Reports from south of here are vague, but it is certain that Reidsville, Rnffin, Greensboroandother towns on the line of the Richmond Danville railroad in North Carolina have severely suffered from the storm. Damage at Feorla, III. PEOBIA, 111., April viaduct between this city and East Peoria has been washed away. Travel between the two has been suspended. The steamers City of Peoria and Borealis have been-tlriven into the swamps by the storm. A portion of the Lake Erie Western track has been washed away and all 'trains come in over the Santa Fe. Storm In the PITTHBDBGH. Pa., April The storm Thursday night which swep over this section deluged western Penn sylvania and caused the rivers to boom with surprising suddenness. In some sections swept the buds off fruit trees, causing alarm for the crops. Country roads are impassable in man; districts and creeks are swollen out o their beds, in some cases eating away the roads. Death of the Earl of Derby. LONDON, April earl of Derbj died Friday evening. He was ft? year: of age. Me had been a member of thi house of lords, secretary of state fry foreign affairs, under secretary of state for IndiaJ lord rector of the university of Glasgow, also of the university o Edinburgh. Lord Stanley, governoi general of Canada, succeeds to the titl and the estates, worth nearly year. Three Mea Drowned. LOCK HAVBH, Pa., April steam scow, used in transporting fire clay from the Queen's Run company mines to the works in this city, was capsizec in a heavy gale ef wind and three men were drowned. ALL OF THEM ARE DOUBTLESS DEAD. BURIED ALIVE. Tine Men Imprisoned in a Burning Montana Mine. tope of Saving Hatt Aban- Heroic Band of Work Hard, But Fall to Succor Thank. A LAMEHTABLE AFFAIB. BUTTE, Moot, April a fire in one of the shafts of the Butte and Bos- on company Friday morning nine miners were out off from escape and were either burned to death or suffca- All hope of rescue has been aban- Loned. The origin of the fire is not mown. It may have been started by a candle stuck in the Umbers, Story of Survivor. John Kramer, the only man who eaped, was injured, baring wen scorched about the face and his >air waa badly singed. Mr. Kramer was pumpman at the 500-foot station, and the first intimation he had of the ire was a shot of flames and smoke up the shaft He called to the men on the 500-foot level. One rushed out and said: "Hold on till I get my lartner." The man ran back, the lames were seething, and Mr. Kramer realized that further delay on his part would be fatal. THe cage was growing very hot, but he got on and was qnick- y taken to the surface. He thought he could do more (food there by (jiving the alarm, and starting the men to work to extinguish the fire. His escape was very narrow. Keacnen failed. The first men to descend the shaft after the smoke was subdued were Philip Hancock and Cornelius Bowden. They wore rubber hats and coats and carried lanterns. One man kept his land on the bellrope while the cage slowly descended. Men with hose played strong streams on the bon- net of the cage; thus keeping the smoke down as much as possible. At the first attempt the cage went down only 175 feet The men were quickly raised and reported that the smoke was bad. A second trip was made and this time they went within 10 feet of the 300-foot level. Peter Tagne and Richard Tague and Richard Kemp then went down. They were lowered to the 400-foot level. They reported they could not see anything for the smoke and the water pouring down was freezing them. Peter Monday and Peter Tague then made a trip to the 500-foot station. It was evident that the water was steadily beating the smoke back. Triad It on m Dog. A dog was next secured and placed on the cage. The terrified animal was tied and lowered to the 700-foot station, the bottom of the shaft. He was left there about three minutes and was then brought to the surface. Many eager miners watched intently at this proceeding, none venturing a word. They were anticipating the worst. But a shout of joy went up when the dog appeared in sight, not lying down as when he was lowered, but standing up in the cage eager to be released. Hope Abandoned, All efforts were then directed to No. 2 shaft. Men went down with chemical fire extinguishers, but could not see through the smoke. They shouted at the top of their voices, in the hope oi hearing from the imprisoned men, bu1 received no reply. These attempts were continued for several hours, anc while the sinoke was not so great the heat grew more intense, and both the officials and miners have given up at hope of rescuing the men alive. RUSSIAN TREATY SIGNED. Only the Proclamation of President Cleve- land Is Now -WASHIHGTOJT, April cable mes- sage received at the state depart men says that the emperor of Russia has signed the extradition treaty between the United States and Bussia, and tha the ratifications have bee a exchangee by tbe United States minister and the Russian foreign office. The exchange of ratifications leave now only one more step to be taken to put the Russian extradition treaty into effect. That is the official procJama tion by President Cleveland. This proc lamation will be issued in a short time probably upon the receipt of formal of ficial notice by, the state departmen from Minister White of the fact of the exchange. Until the date of publica- tion of the proclamation, whenever tha may be, the exact text of the treaty is expected to remain a secret of the ex ecntive department. Michigan legislature. LAHBIKG, Mich., April committee of the whole agreed to a bil setting apart the use of West Mania tique lake, in the upper peninsula, for the purpose of experimenting upon the feasibility of the propagation of white- fish in the inland lakes. The senate committee of the whole agreed to a bill reenacting the old law providing for the election of presidential electors, which was In force when the Miner electoral law was enacted. SAFE AT ANCHOR. ThrM Columbw Hampton ta Tow of ftpanlih Four MONBOE, Va., April hree Columbus caravels arrived >n Friday morning in' tow of three Spanish warships and were received with great thunder of salutes and dla- >lay of the flags of the countries TBE ISFAMTA Y0ABEL. tented by the fleets. They dropped anchor at the end of the American line ofvesseLL At the head of the fleet was the >rotected cruiser Infanta ;he flagship Santa Maria, which dla- ilayed the flag of an admiral. Behind ind a mile astern came the torpedo- vessel Neura Eapana, with the Nina as her charge, and in the wake was the big, black protected cruiser Reina Begente with the They were towed by at least a quarter of a mile of hawser and looked like many ducks sitting on the water with the feathers of their tails plucked. Whem off the fort the stars and stripes were floated out and saluted by the leader, toe fort quickly responding. Before the Santa Maria was abreast of tha- Philadelphia the Dutch frigate Speyk ran up the Spanish colors and! saluted them with thirteen roundo. Then the Russian ship General Admiral commenced to salute, and later every flagship In the harbor honored these- curious-looking crafts and the country they came from. With the arrival of the three Span- iards just thirty warships filled the picture shown from the Old Point. This does not include the and no one can take account of all the yachts, launches, dories. barges and cutters that play over the waves these days, to say notb- iug of the huge hnlk of Steamers, one of which carries and makes hourly trips up and down the double line of vessels. Admiral Gherimrdi stated Friday that the fleet would sail at 10 o'clock Monday morn- ing for New York. The caravels may be sent ahead in convoy of the tug- boats. ______________ ILLINOIS. A Synopsis of tha BnnIneM TraiUMted SFBISOFIEI.D, 111., April The bill to prevent deception in and sale of imitation butter was read a- second time and made a special order for Thursday next The bill regarding the management of fraternal bene- ficiary societies was read a first time. A, large number of bills were introduced, among them the following: To provide for weeWy payment of waged by corporations: to provide for punishment of persons Issuing bank checki without having money on deposit to meet tbe payment thereof; to abolish capital punishments to create an Illinois farmer's Insti- tute; fixing pay of mem beta of the general assembly at each for regular sessions and for special sessions; to enable boards of education in cities baving a popula- tion of over to establish and maintain parental schools; appropriating to erect a statue to the memory of Gen. JamM Shields: to appropriate to assist the at- torney general lo prosecute tne suits uttehalf at the state against the ex-auditors and ex- treasurers. In the senate the bill to amend the election law so as to abolish the neces- sity of publishing the ballot of town- ship elections in the newspapers and to provide for the payment of the in township elections a day waa read a second time and made, a special order for third reading on next Thurs- day. The bill to provide that the tangi- ble property of companies organized for the mining and sale of coal shall be assessed by tbe local assessor and thw capital shall be exempt was advanced to a third reading. The house bill to provide for appointment of a commission. to mark the position of the Illinois troops at the battles of Chickamawga and Chattanooga was read a first time and made a special order for second reading on Tuesday. MAY EXPEL DEBS. Failed for LOITDOB, April failure is an- nounced of the Australian joint slock bank with liabilities amounting to The amount to nearly The bank has 200 branches in Australia. The failure was due to the heavy withdrawal of deposits. A. Committee of the Brotherhood of Fire- men Walto Upon the Late Secretary and. Treasurer of the Order with Pointed Questions. TERSE HAUTE, Ind., April 22. The first official step in the clash between. the new railway labor organization, the American Railway association, and the old class organizations took place Friday when Eugene Debs, ex- secretary and treasurer of the organization and editor of the Firemen's Magazine, was waited upon by a committee of the local lodge of the Brotherhood of Fire- men and asked if a recent in- terview with him was authentic. He said it was, and a mo- tion will be made next Wednesday night for his expulsion from the lodge. Debs more than any other one man built up the brotherhood, but in the in- terview he pronounces the railway claw labor to be failure's. Man Burned to Death. ST. Loiria, April The body of an unkowu man, who tad been burned to> death, was found in an ash pit at the Western forge and rolling rallla East St Louis Friday morning. He la supposed to be a farm hand who waa discharged Thursday by Henry Vom and that be fell into the pit white drunk. V-S ''1 31   

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