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THE HOCK TSUAND A TIGHTS MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1889.
THE DAILY VHGUS
0"H V POTT6B.
Moitdat. Januaby 2t. 188
AFTEri UXCLE DICK.
A Braolntlna Offer, d la thn State Sea
ate to Inveatuat III, F.xpraae Ae.
rraaiHraattr nhamway'a Speech
Senator Shumwsy, democrat, from
Christian county, has introduced a reso
lution in the elste senate demanding an
investigation of ex-Gov. Ogleshy's ex
pense account. Some republican mem'
bers endeavored to strangle the resolution
in its lncipiency. Mr. Shurawsy made
the following remarks:
Mr. President: I do hope the tjen
lleman from Jersey will not insist upon
ringing the death knell of this resolution
upon the very day of its birth, by refer
ring it to the committee on appropria
tions. This resolution was born jn a de
sire for information, and that apologies
will follow if injustice has been done to
any one . It was charged all through the
last .political campaign that a reckless
expenditure of money had been permitted
by the late officers of the state, and es
pecially by the late governor. Hon. Rich
nrd J. Oglesby, at the executive mansion.
If these charges are untrue, it is but jus
tice to the retiring officer that this in
vestigation should proceed, that they
may be vindicated before the people, and
the gentlemen upon the other side should
hasten the verdict and not endeavor to
retard such action as would remove this
odium from their party leaders. This
resolution afeks that inquiry may be made
to ascertain whether the expenditures at
the mansion were all warranted bylaw.
Atticle 5, section 23, of the constitution
ssys, "The officers named in this article
shall receive for their services a salary to
be established by law, which shall not be
increased or diminished durinar their
official terms, and they shall not receive
to their own use any fees, costs, perquis
ities, or offlVe or other compensation,"
and then rollows a list of officers, bet-in
ning with governor. The constitution
further declares in article 4. section 17,
"o money shall be drawn from tbe
treasury except in pursuance of an ap
propriation made by law and on the pres
entation of a warrant issued by the audi
tor thereon, and no money shall be di
verted from any appropriation made for
any purpose, or taken from any fund
whatever either by joint or other resolu
tion." Article 5. section 25, further pro
vides that "Tbe supreme executive power
shall be vested in the governor, who shall
take care that the Uws are faithfully ex
ecuted." In conformity with another
provision of tbe constitution the statute
in section 1 of chapter 53. recites: "That
there shall be allowed and paid an annual
salary in lieu of all other salaries, fees,
perquisites, benefit or compensation, in
any form whatever to each of the officers
herein named, to the governor $6,000.
together with the use and occupation of
the executive mansion." Notwithstand
ing these safeguards thrown around the
people's earnings, we find from the audi
tor's report for that over and above
tbe governor's salary for two years of
$12,000, and his office expenses of 3.s
047 88, and a contingent fund of $6,041.
10, there is an expenditure of money at
the executive mansion of $18,705.47 for
the same two years. This resolution asks
if this Inst named enormous sum has
been expended by warrant of law. I am
told by gentlemen of the majority
party that this expenditure was in accord
ance with an appropriation made for that
purpose. Tbe only law that I can find
behind which they can take shelter is on
page 46 of the laws of 1SS5, which says:
"To the governor, for repairs and care of
the executive mansion and grounds, and
for heating and lighting the executive
mansion, 3 5'HJ per annum, to be paid
on bills of particulars certified to by tbe
governor." Now a hill of particulars,
which is not very particular in many of
its bils, is furnished, from which I find
thousands ot dollars have been extrava
gantly spent for luxuries and for articles
of family use, tbe purchase of which is
particularly forbidden by both tbe con
stitution and statutory laws. This bill
of particulars shows that there was spent
on tbe mansion the sum of $10,078, and
on the grounds $2,036; for incidentals
$1,237, for coal and ice $515, for wages
to employes $2,104, making an excess o!
nearly $d,000 more than the appropria
But this is not the worst of it; the re
port itemizes various articles that every
body knows were for the family's private
use, amounting to ? 2 150, thus making
tbe graud total of $18,705 47.
I have been told by senators upon this
floor that these expenditures were justi
fied by custom that the president of the
United States had his hot house plants,
his toilet soaps and his water bottles
furnished him, that other governors had
spent the people's money in a similar
way, and therefore we should ssy noth
ing about it. My answer to that apology
is that if custom is to take the place of
written law, then adjourn this legislature
at once and let the people establish cus
toms upon a cheaper basis than by pay
ing law makers $5 per day for declaring
that custom excuses the violation ef law.
But let us see what the custom has been .
The auditor's report for 1883 and 1894
shows that there was expended at the gov
ernor's mansion only f3.351.40, being
$15,000 less than was expended ia 1885 and
18S6. Tbe report for 1873 and 1876
hows that only $2 118 02 was spent at
the mansion. If custom is the law, bow
do you excuse an excess of over $16.
000 T The advance sheets of the audi
tor's report for the year just ended are
npon my desk, bound copies of which
will be distributed soon, in which I find
that the sum of $7,826.86, was expended
at the mansion forl87 and 1888. Was
the law of custom superseded and $11,000
saved to the tax-payers by the exercise of
that higher law tbe disapprobation of
the people? I am met again with tbe as
surance that this expenditure was neces
sary for tbe repairs of the mansion, and
for its proper furnishing and that it is
but right and meet that the governor
bould be provided with such surround
ings at becomes his exalted position.
Mr. President, I believe and advocate
that every official should be paid a salary
commensurate with bis responsibilities
and duties, and that a proper
dignity for that officer should be
maintained. Parsimonlousness is not
one of my characteristics. I want
to have tbe satisfaction of saying
that the governor of my native state lives
in a stvle in keeping with the position
be takes among tbe states, and yet frank
ness compells me to say that such is not
tbe case.- It was my privilege to attend
the inaugural reception on Monday night.
where tbe guests comprised the states
manship and beauty of the state, made
happy and joyous by the cordiality and
hearty welcome of the new governor and
his attractive wife, and tbe only thing to
mar the pleasure of the occasion was tbe
dilapidated condition and empty look of
the mansion. It was the universal
opinion that the mansion should be re
paired and refurnished.
Does it seem possible that this should
be true, if such a vast sum of money was
o recently spent for that purpose T
Where is all tbe furniture and dry
goods spoken of in this bill of particu -Ian?
Mr. President, if custom establishes the
right to extravagant and reckless waste
of the people's money to such a degree
that it now takes four targe freight cars
to move an outgoing governor, how long
will it be until a whole freight train will
be required to vacate tbe executive man
Senators, you cannot afford to smother
this resolution. In justice to the honor
able gentleman wbo occupied the man'
sion just prior to 1885, you should en
courage investigation, as an effort is
being made to make him the scapegoat
in this manner, la justice to the newly
insianea governor, you should asmst us
in this investigation so that he will not
be held responsible for following a wrong
I hope that the resolution will not be
referred, but that it may be made tbe
special order for Tueeday. Jan. 23, at
half past ten o'clock a. iu , and if it
shall appear from the report of this com
mittee that the salary and appropriations
are inadequate to the demands of this
high office, let us make such provisions
by enactment that it will not be necessary
for the highest officer in the state to vio
late the law to support his family.
Crawford moved that the motion to
make the resolution a sptcial order be
laid on the table.
Mr. Crawford's motion was put to a
vote with this result: Yeas 32. nays 14.
Mr. Chapman's motion to refer the
matter to the committee on appropria
tions was then declared the question be
fore the house.
Mr. Chapman's motion to refer the
matter to the appropriation committee
was then put and carried.
THE NEW IMMIGRATION LAW.
Stringent Provisions InteniitHl to Keep Out
tli "lVrulclous" Allen.
AsniNuTON City, Jan. 2L The Ford
immigration committee has reiwrted to the
bouse as a result of the investigation of the
committee last summer a bill prohibiting tbe
admittance into the L nited States of idiots.
paupers, those w ho have been convicted of in
famous crime or misdemeanor involving
moral turpituJo, persons affected with loath
some or contagious diseases, or thoce coming
nntler contract to work in this coui.try ex
cept university professors or ministers of the
pospel. The penalty for the person violating
this provision, or as.nst.ing another to violate,
is a tine oftsl.otWon conviction within two
.o vessel is to Dimg over more than one
pa ;son?'r to every five registered tons, com
puting two children between one and eight
fciuiie rm. Penalty for the violation of
this provision, $.') fine for each excess pas
senger. Tiui vess.il bringing an emigrant is
made responsible for a head tax of $3 which
each is required to pav, agents of foreign gov
eminent eTtvpted. Intending emigrantsare to
prove good rburnctor three months prior to
enitxirkaUon U'lure a L nited Stjitos consul,
who is to receive no foe for the certificate.
This certificate is only presumptive evidence.
It is made ohlintory on common carriers tc
notify United States officials before landing
of the nnmtier of aliens on board.
The report says the present law is openly
and continually violated, and makes esiiecial
reference to Anarchists as follows: "These
disorderly persons do not come here to uphold
and maintain our form of government Their
object and pui-pose- is to destroy and tear it tc
pieces. This class of persous, in the judgment
of the committee, ought to be rigidly excluded
from entering this country."
It also declares the class of emigrants im
ported to work in the coal fields are of a very
low order of intelligence, vicious habits and
disgusting customs, while they displace Amer
ican citizens in the mining regions, and ars
undesirable inhabitants in all the word im
plies. Moiilynn and the Prelate.
New York, Jan. 21. Archbishop Corri-
gans circular announcing that attendants at
Anti-Poverty" meeting at which Dr. Me-
Glyun makes addresses will le excommuni
cated was read in all Roman Catholic
churches in this city yesterday. If any one
disoiieys this circular he can not tie absolved
by his priest, but his case becomes "reserved"
and he must go to the archbishop. Dr. Mo
Glynn, at the Anti-Poverty meeting last night
repeated his denunciation of church methods
and was applauded by a btr;re audience of
what tbe doctor facetiously called "reserved
ThreHl. li to It. lt in ll.wty.
M'abash. Ind , Jan. 21. Alexander Hess,
the representative frmu this county in the
general assembly, states that the gag-law tac
tics of the Democracy in that body would
prwlmbly indui-e its breaking up in a row
within a week or two. Republican members
threaten to pull out to a man, leaving th
Democrats without a quorum, in case the ar
bitrary rules adopted in the senate and house
are not suspcudi-d. The Republicans claim that
this is the only practical method for securing
Another Mall Roliber Caught.
Chicago, Jan. 21. Information was re
ceived by the jtfwtofth.-e inspector in this city,
Saturday, of the arrest at Jacksonville, I1L,
of a man giving the name of Gregsley, w ho is
charged with nibbing the mails. Several
poKtofiice orders, some" of them calling for
large sums, have recently lieen re;orted miss
ing from the postollice at Milton, Mo., and on
Wednesday last one of the missing orders for
1100 was presented at the Jacksonville icnt
otlice by tiregsley.
.4 ne Itxlll-t i lM.iiu.tlc Trouble.
Ixi.tAMAPoLls, lnd.. Jan. ','1. John Sowd-
ers, ot tho St. Paul club, sued for divorce
Saturday, alleging adultery and cither causes.
His wire was Miss Hotlleld, of Xenia, O. She
is young an 1 pretty. Half an hour after
Sowders h;id filed his complauit her attorney
CHiiie lack with a strong cross complaint,
denying the charge of adultery and charging
him with cruelty, ncghn-t and brutal treat
ment. No Pardon 1 or im toy.
India mapoms, Jan. 21. A prominent
Tndiana Democrat, who has just returned
from Washington, states that Pixiident
Cleveland has tirmlv decided not to remit the
flues or interfere in any way with the sen
tences of Coy and Ilerahumer, the election
conspirators. ' "They were found guilty of
crime, and now they must pay the jienalty,"
the president is credited with having said.
I ttered a Shriek and Fell Head.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 21. Mrs. Julia
B. Graves, of Middle town, while attending
serviiws yesterday morning at the Second
L'niversalist church, this city, uttered a shriek
anil full dead in the arms of her nephew,
George K. Gay. There was much excitement
among the congregation, and a panic
narrowly averted. The pastor at once closed
Murdered by Highwaymen.
Wichita, Kan., Jan. 2L Edmund Braun,
one of the wealthiest real estate dealers in this
city, was murdered by highwaymen Satur
day night, and his body was hid under a side
walk, where it was found early yesterday
morning. He was robtied of about tl.uno in
personal property and money. There is no
clew to the murderer.
Couldn't Raise That fiuarantee. .
Txbre Haute, lnd., Jan. 21. The Terre
Haute Hall Park association has virtually
given up its place in the luter-State Ball
league. The association could not obtain
sutllcinnt financial encouragement. Tbe city
was admitted to the league at the Peoria
meeting, but had not paid the guarantee for
feit Gn. Harrison Com to Country.
Indianapolis, Jan. 21. Gen. Harrison
Saturday got away from the reporters and
slipped off to "Riley" (President W. R., of
the Vandalia railway) McKeen's farm Edge
wood, near Torre Haute, where he spent -the
day rusticating and looking at the stock. Ha
was accompanied by E. B. Martindale.
Ioeoien to Frees Together.
New York, Jan. 21. Tbe Evening Sun
says that a gigantic ice trust is about to ba
formed in this city and thirty wholesale com
panies bare already combined to advance
tbe price for the coming summer.
He Robbed a Safe In Iowa.
Pknsacola, Fla., Jan. 21. J. E. Tipton,
railroad agent at Port Tampa was arrested
here Friday by Pinkorton detectives. He Is
wanted for robbing a safe la Iowa of $18,000,
Sec Hero, Bismarck.
This Sort of Thing Won't Do,
Don't You Know.
SOME EXCITIN3 NEWS FEOM SAMOA.
The Star and Stripes Blasted by German
t'lre, American Citizens Maltreated and
American Property Destroyed Itlark
Inck'a 1'roteKtft t'nheeded and the Mis
chief to Pay C enrrally Secretary Bay
ard and Other Washington City People
on the Situation London Comment.
San Fuancisto, Jan. 21. The following
important news from Samoa was received
here Saturday afterwxm by tho steamer
Alameda, which arrived from Apia: Some
sailors on the night of Dc. IS, from the Ger
man men-of war Adler, Olga and F.lier, at
tacked Mataafa's soldiei-s tinder the direction
of the German consul mid Capt. Fritz, the
German naval orticcr in iort. In the en
counter twenty -t.vo German sailors were
killed and t bitty Iao wounded. The German
war ships since then have bunted the Amer
lmn lionxfs and torn down the l.'nitod States
flags besides sebing some of the American
citizens in neutral waters of Apia harbor and
taken them as pri-Mmers on board the German
men-of war. The captain and lieutenant of
an English man-of-war were also shot at by
the boat's crew ot a German man-of-war.
On the night of Dec. Ill, 18U German sailors
came ashore at Apia and entered tlie stares,
salooiis, and native houses in search of
Americans Engli .hmen and hnlf-oastes. They
entered, the residence of George Scnnjpn,
Kuiled States marshal in Apia. He was not
in. but the sailors found him and his brother,
Morris Suyder, tdso an American citizen,
furtlierupthestr.-t, and stablied both the
Amerimns in tl o ltck. The Americans
escaped to a native church, where their
wounds were dres-sed. On Dec. 17, the United
States con nsul ser t a protest to the German
consul asserting that the conduct of the Ger
mans had been o.itrageoiiK, and hati place.)
American lives and projerty i, great
On the mornii g of Doe. 1.) the German
man-of-war Adler left Apia, sending word to
the United States ship Xipsic that the Ger
man consul was on board, going to Saluafata
to stop the fighting. Consul Black lock pro
tested against the action of the German con
sul, which would place the wives and pnijier
ty of the Americi.ns in greatest danger. The
Xipsic put out after the Adler, and at
tongi Capt. Mu lane went on board the
Adler to demand of Consul Knappes the rea
son for bis acti n. The German consul re
plied discourteou ly to Mullane, and said be
would hold no communication with an
American naval captain, anil would be re
sponsible for his f cts to his government On
tbe nest day the Adler bomlardcd Ladly,
which had been evacuated the night previ
ous. Thirty -four shells were fired by the
Adler and then four boat loads of sailors
were landed, who burned the villages, in
cluding two smal Roman Catholic churches.
The ships then returned to Apia.
On Dec. li) the 'Jerman consul ordered the
Samoans to bring their firearms on board the
Olga during the day, and said that if this was
not done the ship would bombard the village
of Mataafagetelo. Consul Blacklock at once
entered a protest lnd informed him that E.
L. Hamilton, an American citizen, ownol
three houses in M itaaf agatolo, over which the
American flag ha I lieen placed, and added
that if this property was damaged the (ier
man government would be held responsible.
The German consul made no reply. Alxmt 7
o'clock on the morning of the t-'lst the Olga
went to Matafaat atele, anchoring one mile
from shoiv, and began throwing sliells on
shore. After tiring twenty-live shells the
vessel sent thre boat loads of marines
ashore and destroyed the village bv
fire. Hamilton went to the di-t roved
village in the afternoon and fnuiid his
three houses in niins. A larce American
flag, formerly u-ed fur consular pur)ows,
w-hich had been pla-ed on one of the- houses,
had lieen parti hurol by the German
men-of-war and then torn don. Frag
ments of the flag were taken to Apia and de
livered to Cons tl Blacklock, w ho has for
warded them to Secretary Bayard. The
German consul ivftorward wrote to Consul
Blacklock that fce had leen informed that
Americans had ld the Mataafa forces on the
night of tbe lHh and fired the first shot Con
sul Blacklock rep. led that he bail investigated
the rumor and found it to le untrue. On tae
21st Charles Brcwn, an American citizen,
who was on shore, was requested by the Eng
lish officers to asl: the Germans to cease slioi t
ing. The Germans seized Brown, carried
him on iioard of the war-ship Elier, and after
handling him roi;ghly released him.
United States iJonsul Blacklock has tele
graphed all the f.icts respecting the situation
here, informing Secretary Bayard that the
American flog bad been shot at and torn
down and bun ed by the Germans; that
American citizens have lea taken prisoners
by the Germans and adds that the lives and
property of American citizens are in great
THE SENATE'S BUSINESS NOW.
Rwrretitry Bayatd's Opinion on the Situa
tion and the w.
Baltimore. Md.. "Jan. 21 The Sun's
Washington sj cial says: "Secretary Bay
ard stated last night that the state depart
ment had gone to the extreme limit of its dis
cretion in trying to arrange the trouble over
the Samoanslanrs in a idignified and honor
able manner. Tbe senate bad been furnished
witb all the correspondence on the subject
and it now remained for that lody to define
the poUcy of the government in dealing witb
tbe subject furtler. Mr. Bayard stated that
the commission representing tbe United
States, German and English governments,
which convened in this city last summer with
a view to adjust ng the differences at Samoa,
bad entered into an agreement to the effect
that tbe protocol should be regarded as con
fidential, which accounted for tbe atoence of
that document f rom the correspondence and
other papers on this subject which have al
ready been trans miffed to tbe senate.
Tbe conference was witb a view to estab
lishing an independent form of government
at Samoa and having those islands regarded
as neutral territory by tbe three countries
interested. An agreement of that natu
was virtually untered into and up to the
present time neither the German nor the
English govemrient had notified tbe United
States that the conditions then entered iuto
have been dissol red. Mr. Bayard says he re
quested several times tbe German and Eng
lish representatives of the commission to al
low the protocol to be given to the publics,
but tbey insisted upon regarding it as sacred.
Mr. Bayard pronounces tbe long dispatch
from Samoa Saturday a rehash of an old
story, which was fully detailed in tbe corre
spondence trans Tutted to the senate.
Secretary Wt ttuey was also interviewed.
He said ho thought that tbe time bad arrived
for this governt tent to establish and main
tain a definite liae of policy with regard to
tbe islands of tie Pacific ocean. He com
mended Capt. 1 ullane's conduct at Latonga,
aud said the United States steamer Nipsic has
neen instructed to remain at Samoa, wnere
she will be shot tly joined by the Trenton and
the Vandalia. Tbe Trenton is now one week
out from Panama, bound for Samoa, and the
Vandalia will le ready to sail in few days' from
Mure island, Cala. Secretary Whitney says
the three vessels ordered to Samoa will prob
ably be snfflcle it to protect tbe American in
terests thore in case of an emergency. The
Impression prevails in cabinet circies that
Germany has exceeded the bounds of pro
priety, and a n ember of the cabinet remarked
"an issue sboul i be made witb her at onus,"
Sam Franc tsco, Jan. 21. Tbe United
States steamer Vandalia sailed for Samoa at
4 p. m.
The t eellnt at the National Capital.
Washisoto City, Jan.' 21. The latest
development ii the Samoan situation has
caused considerable excitement in Washing
ton. Men of totb political parties agree that
tbe situation is very serious. Secretary Bay
ard, while stating that the San Francisco
dispatch was I. sensational . Version of news
already before the senate, admitted tbe grav
ity of tbe situation.
The Republ can members of tbe senate
committee on foreign relations say that as the
senate is consli lermg the Samoan situation in
secret session, t would be indiscreet for thejn
to discuss It " Senator Frye, however, saw fit
to say : "The whole tenor of the instructions
sent to our consuls has been such as to en
courage the Germans to farther outrages and
Senator Morgan, a Democratic member of
the committee, said: "Assuming that the
dispatches to-day are true, I think that Ger
many has reached a climax in the direction
she has been drifting the capture of the
Samoan islands. If Germany should take
possession of the islands and should maintain
the treaty with the United States we would
have nothing to fight about But should
Germany take control of the islands apd un
dertake to deprive us of any treaty of ad
vantage we have there the question for us
wouia De a new one."
It was learned at the navy department that
tbe Nipsic is the only vessel in Samoan
waters. The Trenton, with Admiral Kira
berly on Iioard, and the Dolphin are en route
for Samoa. The German fleet at Samoa con
sists of the Adler, Olga and Eber. A large
number or German ironclads, however, are
wi' Uin easy reach of the islands.
INTEREST IN LONDON.
IHpIouiat Watching Development- An
IjOndo.y, Jan. 21. It is stated upon au
thority of a high official In the foreign office
that tho official relations between Washing
ton and Berlin are already strained to a de
gree exciting intense interest and continuous
watching among diplomats. The attention
of Prince Bismarck, it is asserted, has been
-ery sharply called to the treaty between
England, Germany and the United States
conferring upon the Samoans the right to
elect a king and a government regardless of
foreign governments, residents or interests.
This instrument precludes the possibility of
German ascendancy. Prince Bismarck and
Lord Salisbury have both been informed that
America will uphold the provisions of the
treaty at all hazards, and the result has been
that an Anglo-American "entente1' baa vir
tually lieen arranged.
Will Oet the Right Ones in Time.
New York, Jan. 21. A special from
Havana to The World says: TerriMe reports
are coming in from the town of Guantanamo.
Pacific citizens are dragged out of their
bomes and in the presence of their families
killed by the authorities, who, not understand
ing the orders given them by their superior
officers, commit these barbarous crimes, their
object being to find two kidnappers they are
looking for. To make their search a suc
cess they have aheady butchered nine per
sons in cold blood. The town is only sixty
miles from Havana, and the press here pub
lishes full accounts of the atrocities.
Attempt to Assassinate a Woman.
Iroxtox, O., Jan. 21. News was received
here Saturday morning of the Bhooting of
Miv Alu-e Forgey, near Proctorville, O.
about (:') Friday night. Mrs. Forgey and her
daughter, Maggie, having just returned from
tho spring with a bucket of water, were in
the kitchen. Mrs. Forgey started to go acros.
the room to get herself a drink, and her
daughter walked into the adjoining room.
When Mrs. Forgey got opposite the window
in the west side of the htxise, some unknown
person fired a charge of buck-shot through
the window, striking her in the shoulders and
arms. She is seriously wonndeiL
Indiana Legislative Notes
Ixr.tAXAPiii.lH, Jan. 21. One of themost im
portant propositions offered in tho lesislature
Saturday was one in the the senate to amend
the constitution so as to admit of the election
of nine supi-eme court judges. Tbe supreme
court is two years behind in its work; an
other projs.-i to take from the auditor of state
the iiisuraiuv fees by creating the office of in
surant commissioner, the officer to l ap
pointed by the legislature. This would re
duce the auditor's salary to JI.-tOO yer year.
A,nother was to make selling wheat on "mar
gins unlaw ful.
A Considerate Suicide.
rniLAr.iri.rHiA, Jan. 21. Theodore F.
WineWker, who on Friday registered from
Xew York at tbe Hotel Waverly. was found
Saturday afternoon in bis room dead, having
committed suicide by shooting himself in the
mouth with a large revolver. In a letter to
the proprietor ot ihe hotel, he apologizes for
the trouble he was about to put him to, and
says that he was driven to the act through
losses ui business, and being pushed to the
wall bv bis creditors.
Carnejsie Hear the m.
Xxtv York, Jan. 21. Andrew Carnegie
said Saturday that be had read a report from
London that he had been appointed secretary
of the interior. "This is the first I ever heard
of the matter," he said. "The cable from
England announcing my appointment as a
possibility w as as much news to me as it was
to anybody. No, there is absolutely no truth
in tbe story nor any foundation for if
rtangFrous Ride on Wheels.
New York, Jan. 21. Mrs. J. P. More
house, of Orange Valley, and Miss Jennie.
Mulford, f Newark, two of the best femi
nine 'cyclists in Orange county, New Jersey,
rode their wheels down a toboggan slide on
Friday, a distance of 1,300 feet. The speed
was frightful, but the fair 'cyclers did not
lose their beads for a moment and accom
plished the feat amid tbe cheers of a large
crow d of sjieetatora.
Church ltuilding Damaged by Fir.
Philapei.phia, Pa, Jan. 21. The Memo
rial Presbyterian church, at Eighteenth street
and Montgomery avenue, this city, took fire
from a defective flue yesterday afternoon
and was damaged to the extent of $20,000.
Tbe tower at the southwest corner of the
church was entirely destroyed and the Mutch
more library damaged badly. Partly in
sured. Leaped to Her Death.
New York, Jan. 21. Mrs. Jennie Harris,
aged S4, a patient at tbe Woman's hospital on
Fourth avenue, leaped from the fourth-story
window Saturday morning and was instantly
killed. An operation was performed upon
ber recently and it is believed that she had
become temporarily deranged.
a happy Determination
To Finish tho Tariff Hill on Time If It
Keeps tho Senators Awake Night.
Washinutom Citt, Jan. 21. This week
will see the conclusion of tbe tariff discussion
in the senate, and probably tbe passage of the
bill. There seems no question now in tbe
mind of any one of tbe adoption of the senate
substitute witb such modifications as may be
offered to-day. One of these will probably be
the reduction ot the duty on lumber from (2
to $1.51. There may tie also a slight change
in the wool schedule. The senate will bold a
night session to consider these matters and to
conclude the discussion. It may be, however,
that it will be itecessary for the senate to
meet at a very early hour Tuesday morning
if the original plan is to be carried out and
tbe vote on the bill to be taken at 1 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. It is tbe intention of the
senators having the bill in charge to carry
this plan out to the letter. Senator Allison
said to a representative of tbe United Press,
before the adjournment Saturday, that tbe
final vote on the bill would be taken Tuesday.
"We will begin to vote on the amendments at
1 o'clock, Tuesday," said Senator Allison,
"and will prolably complete our work at a
late hour Tuesday night"
With the tariff bill out of the way, the son
ate will proceed to consider appropriation
bills. Plumb will probably make an effort
before the end ot the week to call up the
Den Moines river lands hill. Piatt's commit
tee on territories will likely report before the
end of tbe week a disagreement to the house
amendments to tbe bill for the admission of
South Dakato, and the bill will iro into con
ference. It may be discussed at some length,
nowever, before it is acted upon.
Roasted Her Owa Babe.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 21. A colored
woman, Rachel Henry, was arrested Satur
day at Knoxvllle, charged with roasting her
Daoy. A neighbor p-Mug ber bouse sroelled
burning flesh and rushed in. On a bed of
burning coals lay an infant roasting to death
and alone in a room. The Henry woman
claims it was an accident, but tbe proof
agaiusr ner is strong.
VVinoka, Mum., Jan. 21. The liabilities of
Charles W. Beafield, grain dealer, of St
Charles, this county, who tailed Friday, are
estimated at from $100,000 to $800,000. Sea-
uwi oas not ooao warn sinos wea&SMay.
Her Lieutenant Governor Killed
in a Railway Wreck
WITH TWO OTHER PROMINENT MEN.
The Distinguished Victim Has His Arm
Torn Oft and Dies in an Hour His Two
Companions Instantly Killed A Bust
new Trip Where Death Went Along
Others Uadly Mounded Bad Bridge
Accident Twenty Men Drowned.
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 21. Tbe lieutenant
governor of this state, Hon. J. H. MacDou
ald, was killed iu an accident on the Chicago
& North western railway Saturday afternoon
about o'clock, at Ehuwood on the Menomi
nee branch of the road. Besides the lieu
tenant governor two other very prominent
citizens lost their lives. The rear coach of a
passenger train was derailed, and tipied over,
being dragged several hundred feet before
the engineer could check the train.
When the rescuers got to work the follow
ing victims were found: J. H. MacDonald,
of EsCanaba, Mich., heu tenant governor of
this state; Horace Tuttle, president of the
Commonwealth Iron company, and member
of the firm of Tuttle, Oglesby & Co., Cleve
land; William S. Cochrane, of Escanaba, re
cently of Hamilton, Ontario, and prime
mover in establishing the extensive works of
the Cochrane Mining company at Escanaba,
of which Governor MacDonald was the load
ing financial backer.
The dangerously injured were: Edwin
P. Foster, of Iron Mountain, super
intendent of several mines in the district, and
a well-known mining man; Conductor llonry
Armstrong, of Escnualia, who has had cuts
about the head and lly; liaggage. Master
McClure ami his lH.year-old daughter; Sirs.
Perry Beaser, of Ashland, Wis., spine injured
very badly; Mis. McClure, of Wutersmect,
wife of a train brakeman, Imdly cut aud se
vere internal injury ; Mrs. E. i Foster, of
Iron Mountain, severe cut in the head and in
jury to spine; one of the brakemen, whose
name was not learned.
All the other passengers were frightened
and many hurt.
Mr. O. C. Davidson, of Commonwealth, at
tbe time of the accident wits playing cards
with Lieutenant Governor MacDonald, Mr.
Tuttle and Mr. Cochrane. He said that the
first intimation that be had that anything
was wrong was a jolting sensation. The car
then swayed two or three times, and then
turned on its side. He remembered nothing
more until he found himself 'M or 300 feet
in the rear of the train in the snow. It teems
that the car in turning over struck a stump,
which penetrated it lietween tho men who
wVre playing cards. Mr. Tuttle who was
seated in the seat to the rear of the table, was
instantly killed, his neck being broken. Mr.
MacDonald was in the same s-at with him,
and his arm was torn out at the shoulder, and
was found at least forty feet from the body.
He lived aliout an hour and was conscious for
a few minutes.
The news sent a shock through the com
munity. Leaving here saturday morning.
Messrs. Cochrane and MacDonald were in
the very best of spirits and anxious to com
plete arrangements to start tbe roller mills in
a couple of weeks. Mr. MacDonald has been
very active in the advancement of this city,
but his useful career has been cut off whan be
was most neded. For his family there is
naught but carnt sympathy. The Itodies of
the teoea.std were brought here Saturday
By the death of James Hugh MacDonald
Michigan loses a citizen who has always done
her honor. He was a svlf-made man, rising
from the very humblest rank in life to one of
the foremost positions in the political and
financial circles of this state. He was horn 1
in Scotland in IS;?-, came to the United tstates
in 1H, and was first employed as a delivery
clerk in a general merchandising establish
ment in a small town in Pennsylvania. He
was afterward employed for two or three
years as a la I Hirer on no of the Pennsylvania
railroails. In ISit he removed to Ohio", where
be remained three years and then weut to
Wisconsin. In lboT he was chop
ping wood in the latter state
on tbe LaCrosse & Milwaukee railroad at
50 cents a cord. In 1SS9 he went to Culia as
foreman of a railway construction force, and
four years later came to Michigan and en
tered the employ of the Chicago & North
western railway in the capacity of a laliorer.
He worked bis way upward by meritorious
endeavor, and in lSitt w as employed to take
charge of a construction department of the
Mineral Range railway. He afterward re
turned to the employ of the Chicago & North
western, and later on was made roadmastt:r.
In 1S7C he resigned from tbe railway em
ploy, became interested in mining matters,
and the owner of what afterward proved
to be a valuable mining property, lie was
elected lieutenant governor on the Repu
blican ticket in lss5 and re-elected last fall.
He leaves an estate estimated at $o0,0u0 to bis
widow, sou and daughter.
The cause of the accident is believed to
have been the breaking of a truck.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2L The message
informing Governor Luce of the fatal acci
dent to Lieutenant Governor MacDonald con
tained no particulars. He immediately wired
Mrs. MacDonald, extending his sincere sym
pathy. A proclamation in reference to the
sad occurrence will be issued from the ex
A BRIDGE TUMBLES TO PIECES.
Twenty lVrsmia Known to Be Drowned A
Steamer's Narrow Kscape.
Evavsvillk, lnd., Jan. 21. Details were
received in this city last night of a railroad
bridge accident at SpottsviUe. Ky., on Green
river, in which four people lost their lives.
The bridge, which has just been completed
for the new Louisville, St. Louis & Texas
railroad, was of the draw pattern. Owing to
some difficulty between the railroad company
anu roe contractors, xue latter secured an
injunction Saturday prohibiting the railroad
from using the bridge, and proceeded to
remove all of the latter's rails, ties and other
property from the bridge, which it is claimed
weakened it to such an extent that it caved
in yesterday about 1 o'clock. There were
about twenty-five people on the bridge at tbe
time. It is definitely known that four of
them were precipitated into the water and
drowned. The names of the killed are not
obtainable and all . particulars are very
meagre. The bridge in its fall came very
near crashing the steamerGen. Dawes, which
was just steaming out from SpottsviUe.
Later. The latest news puts the number
of drowned at twenty. There were forty
men on the bridge when it collapsed.
John Wanamaker Goes to Europe.
- Philadelphia, Pa.. Jan. 21. John W ana
maker sailed for Europe from New York
yesterday on the steamship LaGascogne. He
will go to Paris and join Mrs. Wanamaker,
who has been stopping for some time past at
ttie French capital, and will return with her
in about six weeks. Rumor has it that dur
ing his absence a bouse will be fitted up for
him in Washington, which be will toe pos
session of on his return, presumably as a
member of President Harrison's cabinet.
Th Proceedings In Congress.
Washington Citt, Jan. 21. The creden
tials of Hoar as senator from Massachusetts
were presented in the senate Saturday and
filed. Those of Anthony Higgins, from Dela
ware, were sent to the election committee on
the suggestion made by Edmunds that they
were not according to the law. The tariff
bill was resumed and the duty on cheap table
and pen knives, guns and pistols increased.
Brown offered an amendment increasing the
duty on rice, etc, and it was laid over be
cause of the absence of Butler of South
Carolina. . A few other paragraphs were dis
posed or, and then, after a brief executivs
session, tbe senate adjourned.
The House passed the senate bill providing
tor circuit courts in several southern districts,
and agreed to a conference report making tbe
"age of consent" in the District 16 years, and
providing penalties for violation of the law.
The bill to regulate Immigration was re
potted, the fortification bill passed and tbe
remainder of tbe session devoted to eulogies
on the late E. W. Robertson, of Louisiana.
Appropriate resolutions .on the subiect were
adopted, and the house, as a furthermark of
respect, adjourned. ..
A Very BadEminence
The Criminal News Awards to
THBEE PECULIARLY AWFUL GRIMES
A Widow and Four Children Murdered
and Their Corpses Bnrned In Their
House A Father Chases Two Eloping
Daughters and Kills the Lovers and One
of tlte Oirls Murder and Suicide by a
Brookfild, Mo., Jan. 21. Mrs. Minnie
Hall, a widow, lived with her four children
about four miles south of this tow-n. At 10:30
o'clock Saturday nigh her house was com
pletely destroyed by fire. The flames at
tracted the neighbors to the scene, and when
the fire bad burned itself out there was found
in the debris the charred remains of the five
occupants of the house. The eldest of the
children was U years, and the youngest 2.
The ground was covered with fresh snow,
and by tracks freshly made it was discovered
that bay had been placed under the bouse and
the fire there applied. Scattered bay was
found from the shed to the house. Tracks
of a man were seen - leading toward
the city, and four men followed tbe
track. The search resulted in the arrest of
James R How-ell about 3 o'clock yesterday
morning. He was captured by Marshal
Critchfleld in a room of the Babb hotel.
Suspicion was more strongly directed against
young Howell from the fact that he offered
desperate resistance to the marshal and posse
He struggled for some time before being sub
dued, and during the fracas vainly endeav
ored to reach a revolver in his hip pocket.
After he was secured it was found that the
revolver was filled with exploded cartridges.
He was closely questioned and ex
plained bis presence in Brookfleld by saying
that be intended taking the early morning
train for Laclede. From there, he said, he
would have walked south to Prairie Mound
School house, where he was teaching school i
The accu"ied murderer was a cousin of the
dead woman. He bad ben in the habit of
snling Saturdays and Sundays with the
murdered family. Gossip in the neighbor
hood had for several motaiis been -to the effect
that improper relations had existed between
Mrs. Hall and her cousin. Questions asked
of the children tended to confirm this sus
picion. When seen in jail last evening he
claimed to 1m innocent of any crime, and said
he knew nothing whatever about the death of
his cousin and her children. The five charred
bodies were carefully removed from the ruins
and placed in one box. The remains were
When the story became known among the
farmers in the neighlsji hood a meting wa
held, but no definite action was taken KuoO
of three or four gathered alxiut tbe jail a
different times, and lynching was talked of,
but no attack w as made, nor is one probable
unless Howell's guilt is ascertained beyond a
doubt. Tho sheriff placed an extra guard
around the jail as a precautionary measure.
AN EPIDEMIC OF ELOPEMENTS
lleaiilt in a Shocking Slaughter, Wound I'p
with a l. netting.
St. Loris. Mo., Jan. 21. A terrible
tragedy, resulting in the lynching of an old
farmer named Henry Thomas, is reporti-d
from -the little village of Bolar, in Mercer
county, this slate, the particulars of which
are given as follows: On Wednesday night,
lust. Mr. Thomas, having discovered that twe
of his four daughters had elojHsi with Charles
and Samuel Hasliourn, gave chase, and over
taking the party shot and killed Urth the
Haslmuni Isiys and wounded one of his
daughters, alio has since died. On returning
to his home with the two girls, Thomas
found tliat the other two daughters had like
wise eloped with Thomas Allison and Ed
ward Clrvason. Ieaving the girls he had with
him, Thomas aiiin started in pursuit of tho
others, whom ho overtook, and secured the
girls without conflict When near his house,
he was taken prisoner by a mob of persons,
and hansvd from the limb of a tree until be
was dead. Public sympathy is strongly in
favor of the lynchers. The old man was.
strict with the girls. He would hardly let
them get out of his sight. He always bragged
that he wouldn't be liothered with lazy sons
A DESPERATE YOUNG GIRL.
She Kills Her Lover's Mother and Then
Fatcttf, Mo., Jan. 21. This town was
thrown into a state of intense excitement
Snturilay morning over a fearful tragedy.
Aliout 10 o clock r lora, the 16-vear-old daugh
ter of William Rohr, shot Mrs E. J Johnson
through the lck. She then turned aud shot
herself through the beaL The weaion used
was a Lolt's revolver. The girl died instantly,
and the old lady will die. The girl and Miller
Johnson, a son of Sirs. Johnson, were sweet
hearts, and the mother quarreled with the girl
and tried to break off the engagement. Fri
day night the lovers met clandestinely, but
Saturday morning Mrs.. Johnson learned ot
it, and called to the girl, who lived iu an ad
joining hoiuso. The girl heeded the summons
and, anticipating a quarrel, took her father's
revolver with her.
Struck an t nexploded Cartridge.
Xkw York, Jan. 21. While some dozen
men employed by Crimmius Bros., con
tractors, were engaged Saturday in clearing
away the debris of some blasts that had been
made in a rock at the bottom of an excava
tion a charge iu the rock which had not ex
ploded was set off by a blow of a sledge.
With a tremendous report a quantity ot dirt
and rock was thrown up and fell on tbe men.
Tbe following were injured: Peter Reynold,
leg broken; Thomas Ferrick, contusion ot the
breast ; Michael B. Vail, head severely cut;
Patrick Cassidy, left leg cut; John Mulhall,
Znllnsi.1 Dynamite bun Tried.
New Yohk, Jan. 21. An official test of the
pneumatic dynamite gun intended for the
new rruiNer Vesuvius was mudo Friday at
Fort Lafayette. Capt. Zalinski conducted
the experiments. They were not wholly
satisfactory, but the failures were due, it is
said, to an ur.xM fection iu the construction
of the apjmrntus which is used in tiring the
charge. The first shot fell exactly on the
mark. The second shot was a failure. After
that two "wind shots" were fired. The rtsult
was unsatisfactory. Another trial will l
bad within a few days.
An Ancient Waul it to Sprlo.
Mason Citv, la., Jan. 21. Anson C.
Owen, T".! years old has challenged any mao
iu tbe world to run a race with him on a
forty -rod track. M.J.Randall has accepted
the chn!leri"e and other races are being ar
ranged for and the unique xmtosLs will prob
ably take place In J line. Owen was never a
day in bed from illness in bis life.
A Wl-.cmii.iii Former' l'awr.
Kau Claire, Wis., Jan. 21. Hans Kittle
son, a farmer near Waneka, bail a balky
team attached to a load of hay. He built a
fire under the team to start them. The flames
consumed the hay, horses, sleigh and all
Wilt Kaioft a ISreeie in the Army.
Washimitox Citv, Jan. 21. It is reported
In army circle that tWivtary Endicott basin
contemplation the issuing of an order which
will do away with the custom of accumulation
ot leaves of absence a practice ahiwMt an old
as the army itself. In nioxt cases the time pro-
xwed to lie allowed, thirty days in each year,
would lie consumed by officers on leave in
going to and returning from their homes.
For this and other reasons the accumulation
of leave has leu allowed, and us high as tour
months leave is usually granted. - It is now
held that the granting of this accumulated
leave Is not only irregular but illegal, and tbe
officer must take his thirty days each year or
The torturing painful disease, neural
gia Is instantly relieved and rapidly cured
by Salvation oil. At all druggists. Price
A counter irritant toe customer who
overhauls but never buys.
Hood ' tiarsaparille ia a purely regeta
ble preparation, beinir free from Iniuri
oua ingredient. It U peculiar ia iu
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Rock Island, 111
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
ISP'Second Hand Machinery bonght, sold and repaired.
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
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