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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday, Febbuaby 11, 1889.
J. H. inland baa been appointed gen
ral freight agent of the St. Paul road.
Mr.HUand has for two yeaVs been gen
eral agent for the St. Paul at Kansas
City. Official notice of his appointment
has not yet been sent to Mr. Ililand, but
It will be within a day or two. When
D wight W. Keyes refused to accept the
place Mr. Hiland was communicated
with, and he signified his willingness to
accept. The apointment will tyke effect
The Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul
company has decided to put a new freight
tariff in force in Iowa at once, without
waiting till compelled to by law. The
Iowa commissioners have beaten the rail
roads in the courts, and the railroads
would be obliged In time to come to the
tariff demanded by the commissioners.
The St. Paul company, President Miller
states, believes it the better part of valor
to put the rates in force at once. .The
new tariff sheets sro now being printed.
Traffic Manager A. C. Bird says the new
rates for Iowa represent a cut of about
35 per cent in the old tariff.
. Train No. 8 on the C. B. & Q , due at
0:20 this morning, did not get in until
noon; tho'cause being a .ditched freight
car below Beardstown.
A. new time card went into effect on the
C, B. & Q. yesterday.accordingto which
the Beardstown express will In the future
leave at 3:45 p. m. instead 4, and the
Sterling passeDger will leave at 8 a. m.
instead of 80.
The; Tost MnwtraliTrrat.
Tomorrow night the famous Boston
Jubilee singers give a concert t Harper's
theatre for the benefit of Buford Post.
O. A. R. The Boston Advertiter thus
speaks of the entertainment:
8o uniformly excellent were the num
bers that it is difficult to make special
comment, except to say that, from the
beautiful opening piece to the familiar
cadences of "Swing Low, Sweet Chari
ot," and the reverential benediction,
there seemed nothing wanting to make
the performance perfect of its kind.
There is a special charm attached to these
wild, rythmic plantation hymns of "spir
ituals," modified by the refined tendencies
of presentation before the audiences in
two continents. The best entertainment
of the Jubilee singers is unique in this,
and in the peculiar adaptation of relig
ious pieces to secular audiences by
touches of brightness which have in tbera
nothing of irreverence. The power and
cope of the voices of this company are
remarkable, and they have been cultivat
ed to a fine finish of tone. The audience
last evening was thoroughly apprecia
tive, testifying this by its generous ap
A Xrbraaka Kraneh.
Mclntire Bros, have arranged to open
a branch of their fine dry goods store at
Superior, Neb and of which Mr. W. B.
Mclntire will have charge, Mr. C. C. Mc
lntire remaining in Rock Island. The
enterprise will doubtless be a valuable
acquisition to the business pursuits of the
bristling Nebraska city, and will be appre
ciated as is the senior house in Bock Isl
and. The Argl'9 while regretting Will
Mcln tire's departure' from Bock Island,
wishes him bountiful success. He is one
of the most popular young men in Bock
Island, his wit and originality and his
thoroughly upright, gentlemanly disposi
tion, having made him a prime favorite
in business and social circles. The Ne
braska branch will be opened about
The lee Harvest.
Mr. Geo. . Lambert, the ice man, has
1 t a contract to Yolk &Co. for the erec
tion of a new and improved building for
the storage of ice on the site of the one
destroyed a short time since. It will
have dimensions of 100 by 40 feet, being
20 feet in height. It will accommodate
2,000 tons. The new ice house which
Mr. Lambert bttilt last summer a little
east of the one now to be erected, has a
capacity for 1,100 tons. Mr. Lambert
has a large force at work cutting crystal
like blocks one foot in thickness from the
middle of the channel and opposite the
oot of Fourth street.
Asether Lady's Voice.
Rock Iblakd. Feb. 10 In "A Lady's
View" in the Argus of Feb. 8, we find
the following: "Dancing is an evil whlch
began early in bible days," etc. The first
account of it is in Exodus, 15th chapter,
where Miriam took a timbrel in her band
and answered the women who went ont
with her with timbrels and dances "Sing
Ye to the Lord." Was dancing an evil
in this case 7 Certainly not. If those
who attend balls will dance and sing as
Miriam did. we believe neither christian
nor Hebrew will make any objection.
Will this not settle the question for Rock
Singing II ones
in the ears, sometimes a roaring, buzzing
aund, are caused by catarrh, that ex
ceedingly disagreeable and very common
disease. Loss of smell or hearing also
result from catarrh. Hood's Sarsaparilla,
the greit blood puriflnr, is a peculiarly
successful remedy for this disease, which
it cures by purifying the blood. If you
suffer from catarrh, try Hood's Sarsapa
rllla. the perfect medicine.
I had a severe attack of catarrh, and
became so deaf I could not hear common
conversation. I suffered terrible from
roaring in my hear. I procured a bottle
of Ely's Cream Balm, and in three weeks
could bear as well as I ever could, and
now I can say to all who are afflicted
with the worst of diseases, catarrh, take
one bottle of Ely's Cream Balm and be
cured. It is worth $1,000 to any man,
woman or child suffering from catarrh.
A. . Newman, Grayling. Mich.
Bis Far Cent loans.
Every Tuesday evening during Febru
ary the Rock Island Buildincr Association
will bold meetings to dispose of its sur
plus funds at nominal premiums.
E. H. Gcyer, Secretary.
. In the single industry of iron and
steel in this country 87.7G0 men are em
ployed, who receive two weeks $939,500
in wagea, or t2S.487.600 a year.
Complexion powder is an absolute ne
cessity of the refined toilet in this cli
mate. Pozxonl's combines every element
of beauty and puritv.
The anarchists should be ironed as
well as washed.
Declined to Resign.
A Notable Removal by Presi
EDGEBTON NO LONGER IN t)FFICE.
Thm Prmldent Asks for Hi Resignation,
and Mot Obtaining It Summarily Bounce
th Indiana Civil Service Commimlouer
f- What the Judge Say About It "Billy"
Mason Leta Loons on South Carolina
The Doings In Oungress.
Washington City, Feb. 11. Juda A. P.
Edgerton, one of. the civil service commis
sioners, says be called at the White House
Friday, and while he was there the president
asked him for his resignation, as he desired
to appoint Hugh 8. Thompson, of South
Carolina to the position. Mr. Edgerton said
he had received no intimation before big
call on the president that his official head
was wanted for the executive basket. The
preoidnnt said that there was little hope of
securing the place for Mr. Thompson as long
as there was no suitable vacancy on the com
mission. Mr. Edgerton, however, promptly
deolined to resign, holdiiig that his resigna
tion would not be politic, creditable to him
self, nor calculated to help any other person
(intimating that Mr. Thompson could not be
confirmed if nominated). Of course the
president niitit exercixe his prerogative if
he saw tit. The president did see tit, and
wben.Edgortoii reached his office Saturday
he found the following letter awaiting him:
Exkitti vk Mansion, Washington City,
Feb. . Dkar Sir: You are hereby removed
from the office of L'nllcd States civil service
oommlssloiier. Ukovek Clkvei.and.
Hou. A. 1. EdKorton.
Mr. Edgerton is indignant at this summary
proceeding and wants everybody to know it.
He said ISaturday night: "The president sent'
for me and after tieating alxmt the bush
finally asked for nvy resignation. I asked
him the reason. He said be wanted to give
the place to Thompson. I asked hiin if that
was the only reason, and he replied that it
was. 1 then declined to resign, as I said I
would not be a party to any such a dirty
piece of business. He replied that he would
be obliged to remove me, and I said all right,
go ahead. The atmosphere becoming very
frigid I hade him good day."
"Have there been any diflY'reiu-es letween
you and the president T
"Oh, yes; 1U of them. The trouble is that
he is a mugwump the chief of them, while I
am a Democrat, rock-ribbed. "
"Do you think civil service reform is a
8S"Oh, as carried out it has been the biggest
kind of a fraud. Its friends, or some of
them, meafit well, but then hell is paved with
He intends to write a letter to the presi
dent in a day or two acknowledging the re
ceipt of his notice of removal and perhaps
adding an expression of his opinion upon the
president's course in the matter.
When tho news of Mr. Edgerton's removal
was communicated to Commissioner Lyman,
that officer was surprised, ami found himself
in a predicament, as he was by no means sat
isfied that he had authority, single-handed, to
discharge the formal duties of the civil serv
ice commission. As he can not art as a
board by himself, he practically has no func
tions, and will have none till Mr. Edgerton's
successor is confirmed. All he can do is to
oarry out old orders of the Ijonrd. fet$j
There are now two vacancies on the com
mission, Mr. Oherly's place hnving never been
filled. It is thought that the president had
concluded that an appointment In Mr. Edger
ton's place might be confirmed by the senate,
as it would leave a vacancy to be filled by
Mr. Harrison. Under the law one member
of the commission must he a Democrat Mr.
Edgerton has been represented as being un
able to agree with his colleagues. He has
during the past six months been away from
his office much of the time.
The president sent Thompson's nomination
to the commissionersbip to the senate Satur
day. THE SMALLS-ELLIOTT CASE.
Mason of Illinois Speaks for tho Contest
ant. Washington City, Feb. 11. Congress
man "Billy" Mason got the floor while the
postofilce appropriations was up in the house
Saturday and proceeded to make a speech
that could not by any stretch of imagination
be considered as pertinent to the bill before
the house. His subject was the Smalls-Elliott
contested election case from the Seventh
South Carolina district, which has been so
long in committee now that the records have
to be referred to when the date of its intro
duction is desired. He made a terrific as
sault on Sout h Carolina election
methods. The laws of South Carolina bad
been framed for the express purpose of allow
ing the Democrats to cheat the Republicans
at the polls. The present governor of South
Carolina was the worthy executive of a cor
rupt law. The governor had said that God
Almighty had stamped the imprint of in
feriority on the black race and that the
Anglo-Saxon must rule in South Carolina.
He Mason had been in South Carolina and
had seen negroes, so-called, as white as any
man on this floor. The father of the con
testant had been as white as any man
here. Who was goiug to analyze
Anglo-Saxon blood? If Anglo-Saxon
blood was to vote were there going
to be blood-testers which would say to a man,
"50jer cent Anglo-Saxon, 50 jier cent negro;
you can have half a vote." It was not the
hand of God, but the iron heel of the Anglo-Saxon-that
was responsible for the inferiority
of the negro. Mason then went into an ex
position of the particular frauds which he
aid had been practiced on Small in the Sev
enth district election. He said that the elec
tion had been stolen from Smalls; it was lar
ceny, and. nothing less. A man who would
toad a vote would steal a horse if he had the
chance. If he Mason had his way he would
have a free ballot and a fair count in South
Carolina if it took a regiment of blue
coats in every county and every penny in the
treasury. He had no apologies to make for
what he had said. If gentlemen were of
fended with him let them take it out of him
and not out of his poor colored friend. The
time of the Democracy was short He had
heard it said that even bad men when they
came to die sometimes did an act of justice.
He now approached the death-bed of the
Democratic party and asked that party to do
aa act of justice.
Crisp of Georgia spoke briefly, stating that
the testimony before the committee did not
bear out Mason's charges, and that if his
friends would examine the record they would
feel sorry for him.
An Enterprising Baso Hall President.
Washington Citt, Feb. 11. The presi
dent of the Washington Base Ball club is not
satisfied with paying the highest price ever
paid for the release of a ball player. He
proposes to be the pioneer in going the great
est distance to obtain the signature to a con
tract of his new short-stop that has been
traveled in the history of the game. Presi
dent Hewett has determined to go to Europe
early In March. He realizes that the services
Jof Ward are in such demand, that other
clubs are trying to obtain his release, and
that the only manner hi which a stop can be
put to their attempts is to cross the ocean
and see Ward and obtain his signature to a
couti-act before he lands in this country.
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Preparing- for the Inauguration Bllli
Passed and Debated.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 1L The senate
Saturday passed a bill to establish a United
States court in Indian territory; also the for
tification bill, with one amendment appro
priating 1200,000 for torpedoes controlled in
their action and movemqnts from the shore,
lngalls, Hoar, Cullom and Cockrell
were appointed the senate com
mittee on inauguration ceremonial
and a resolution was agreed to providing
that the presiding officer of the senate ap
point the senate tellers at the count of the
electoral rote on Wednesday. The Pacific
railways funding bill coming up Stewart
took the ffloor to advocate a general and par
ticular regulation of the affairs of those
railways ly the government Blair Inter
rupted with questions occasionally, which
provoked Stewart to remark that if the sen
ator bad listened 1 e needn't have asked them,
to which Blair retorted that he was the only
senator who had listened to Stewart at all
for much of the 1 line. The senate adjourned
without action on the bilL
The house pas d bills authorizing tht
bridging of the Mississippi river at La Crosse.
Wis., and granting right-of-way to the Big
Horn Southern railway through the Fort
Custer military reservation. Disagreement
on the Dakota admission bill was reported,
and a resolution as offered to instruct tht
house conferrees to strike New Mexieo from
the bill and agree to the admission of Nortl
Dakota, Washing-on and Montana by procla
mation. It went over. The remainder of
the day was devoted to a debate on the post
office appropriate n, which was pending wbec
the house adjourn i
The Revenue Legislation Probable.
Washington City, Feb. 11. The indica
tions now warrant; the statement that there
will be no revenue legislation at this session
of congress, and possibly none within a
year. It is not probable that the ways and
means committee will bring in any measure
which differs materially from the original
Mills bill, reports to the contrary notwith
standing. Onr Fellow Citizens in China.
Washington City, Feb. 11. In a com
munication to the state department Ministei
Denby states that the number of America!
citizens now resid ng in the Chinese empire is
1,03. Of this number 506 are missionaries,
73 are seafarers, are in the Chinese cus
toms service and '.3 follow mercantile pur
suits. The occupations of 845 are unclassified
A Michigan Man Appointed.
Washington City, - Feb. 11. Acting Sec
retary Thompson has appointed Watson W.
Eldridgeof Michigan, to be chief of a divi
sion in the office of the controller of the cur
rency, vice Alonzo B. Dickerson, resigned.
Will Meet to Count the Vote.
Washington City, Feb. 11. On Wednes
day I oth houses of congress will meet in tht
hall of the house c f representatives t j count
the electoral vote. No legislative business
will be transacted on that day.
ENTHUSED IN A SNOW STORM.
A Great Meeting; In Hyde Park, I.onlon, to
London, Feb. 1:. The great Literal-Radical
meeting annou :iced to be held in Hyde
Park yesterday af eniooti took place in the
midst of a terrible snowstorm. The demon
stration was one long to be remembered.
The thousands of persons present consisted
chiefly of working men, but there was a large
attendance of members of the various Radi
cal clubs. From (tie of the stands, which
was profusely dec rated with red streamers,
waved a banner b aring the legend, "Remem
ber Chicago." Speeches were made and reso
lutions passed demanding the release of the
Irish patriots now incarcerated in Irish jails.
Speeches were made from twelve platforms.
The speakers were unanimous in their denun
ciations of the government's Irish policy, and
particularly severe- in their allusions to Bal
four. Death of Thomas SI. Nirhol.
Nkw York, Feb. 11. Thomas M. Nichol,
who was conspicuous several years ago as at
advocate of coin currency, and as a debater
on political and financial subjects, died in the
hospital here of sfinal disease. He was 44
years old, and had been a helpless invalid foi
some years. Two jr three years ago a queer
story obtained cu-rency to the effect that
some sort of nervous irritation rendered it
impossible for him to endure the touch ol
clothing and that I e had been compelled tc
seek permanent seclusion in a room where,
stark naked, he lived alone and dictated hi
business and new;pajer writings to a sec
retary in an ad joii ing room. Ten years age
his sobriquet of "Hard Money Nichol" wat
known from one ead of the country to the
The Lightning Betrayed Him.
London, Feb. 11 The admiralty official
have for some tim past suspected that a cer
tain attache of the department, who has been
in continuous service for twenty-five years,
was in the pay of c utsiders to whom he di
vulged the terms cf contracts and other in
formation. Failing to confirm their sua
picious by several .neans which they adopted
to detect him they attached a secret electric
wire to a drawer c urtaining contracts a day
or two ago and were rewarded by catching
the suspected man in the act of abstracting
documents. The culprit was immediately
dismissed from the service, but as he is highly
connected the affair has been hushed and he
will doubi less esra; le further punishment
Frozen to Death In Sight of Home.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. " 11. Mrs. McNulty,
aged 60, and Annie McGuire, aged 1 1, were
frozen to death about 200 yards from their
home, five miles f-om this city during the
blizzard, on Wedn ssday hist Mrs. McNulty
started to obtain a d from a neighbor's bouse
for a sick lady, .Mid an hour later Annie
McGuire went in search of her, but neither
reached their destination. They were found
Thursday frozen to death.
Indianapolis, Feb. u. The election bill
occupied the whole of Saturday in the state
senate, and the set tion requiring employers
to give their workman four hours on election
day to vote was adopted with the addition
that it apply to railway companies. The
house passed a bill limiting to one fourth of a
man's ostate the amount he may bequeathe tc
charities, etc., when he has natural heirs.
Ruing for Damages to a Horse,
Chicago, Feb. 11. John H. Erby, of thi
city, the owner of 'lie famous pacing horse
,"TJ Bet," has brought suit against the Mis
souri Facinc Railway company for f.i,uul
damages for injuria to the animal, which
was being shipped over that road on a train
which was wrecked. The owner claims thai
his horse was the f istest pacer in the world.
Allison Has No Bee in His Hat,
Oskaloosa, la., Feb. 11. Liston McMil
len, of this city, on Feb. 1 wrote to Senator
Allison urging hi n to accept the treasury
portfolio. A reply has been received in
which Allison says he does not expect tc
enter the cabinet, and adds: I am not a
candidate for the presidency either now or in
the remote future, and that question has not
influenced my mind in the slightest degree.
The Baker-Forman Coutest.
Nashville, 111., Feb. 1L The recouut of
the votes in the Ba ser-Forman contest is fin
ished, Forman haviig a net gain of ten votes
in the distr.ct, making his majority twenty
six, and claiming cine more disputed votes.
Mr. Baker has now served notice on Forman
that he will commence taking depositions at
to illegal votes cast in the district.
LE CARON'S MILITARY RECORD-
He was a Fint-CUw Bugler aud Nothing
of is Coward.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 11. The American'
Washington spec ltd says: Le Caron, alia
Beech, the informe-' and spy whose testimony
before the Parnell commission in London is
attracting attention, has an interesting mili
tary history and wll be identified by hun
dreds of veterans of the civil war. Henry
Le Caron, by which name he en
tered the inllittry service of the
United States, enlisted Aug. 30,
1802, in Company A, Fifteenth Pennsylvania
cavalry, knowu as Col. Anderson's cavalry,
at Philadelphia, for three years as a bugler.
He was shortly af rward transferred from
Company A, same .egimeut, to Company B,
and his proficiency as a bugler was the cause
of his promotion to the position of chief
bugler of the regi nent and his transfer to
the non-coiuiniaai jued field and staff.
This position he fill J until promoted to a sec
ond lieutenancy in the Thirteenth regi
ment, United Statei colored troops. Sept 13,
18G4. He was subsequently promoted to a
first lieutenancy wi ich position he held until
the regiment was mastered out Jan, 18, 1B.
He was considered the best bugler in the
division, and was q lick and active as a cat.
His bravery in acti was pronounced, and
there appeared to ba nothing of the coward
about him. There was some mystery about
him which his clot est companions in camp
could not fathom.
- THnKtm ATO3TTB MOyPAY'FEBBUARY 11, "889.
In Tilden's Memory
Democrats in New York and
Jersey City Dine.
itdowell's ram; at a. s. hewitt
And Kititor Dana's Attack on lien. Hayes
John B. Klam Has a Corner on Cabinet
Information, bat Holding on An Illinois
Man for the Naval Department, Perhaps
Allison Repudiates tlie Presidential
Bee Indianapolis Notes.
New York, Feb. It. The 75th anniversary
of Samuel J. Tilden's birth was observed Sat
urday night by the first annual dinner of the
Tilden club of Jersey City and by a memorial
banquet at the Harlem Democratic club, both
of which occasions were gra!ed with au as
semblage of eloquent speakers and prominent
Democrats, and both made notable by the re
marks of a couple of the speakers. At the
Tilden club dinner the principal speech was
made by Wm. O. McDowell, of Newark, who
responded to the toast: "Samuel J. Tilden
His Fidelity to the Democratic Party; May
the Memory of His Life and His Acts Be Per
petual." Mr. McDowell delivered a glowing eulogy
on the dead statesman in all the relations of
life in which he had been acquainted with
him, and then proceeded to relate matters
connected with the famed electoral commis
sion, answering the question "was S. J. Tilden
responsible for the commission?" On this
point Mr. McDowell said that Abram S.
Hewitt came from the national capital with
a copy of the electoral commission bill and
read it to Mr. Tilden, who objected to the
element of chance by which the
fifteenth member was to be selected (three
names being placed in a hat and one drawn
out) ; he also objected generally to the bill
as a giving away of the Democratic case, as
precedent, he said, .was all in favor of him,
and there was no necessity for the bill He
asked Hewitt: "With precedence in our
favor what is the use or advantage of throw
ing away this for some new fangled ideaT
Mr. Hewitt turned sharply on him and said:
"I did not come here to ask your advice, but
as your friend to tell you what our party
representatives in congress have determined
to da The responsibility in this matter is
theirs and they have decided to pass tho bilL"
Mr. Tilden answered: "It is true the re
sponsibility is theirs and it is one that should
not be sought by any man. It is surprising
that they should be willing to take this
responsibility without consulting me, but the
responsibility is truly theirs."
The speaker then proceeded: "But well do
I remember the look upon his face when he
afterwards said to me: 'I would have been
president of the United States but for Abram
S. Hewitt; he deceived me.' You, the mem
bers of the Tilden club, owe it to yourselves,
to your party, to the memory of Samuel J.
Tilden, your great leader, to see to it that the
man who deceived him and betrayed you,
shall go down to the place in history that he
so richly has earned, as the more than Judas
Iscariot of his generation, for, he not satisfied
with his work in 1STG, duplicated it in ltvSS.
Letters from President Cleveland and Gov
ernor Hill were read.
When McDowell's speech was shown Mr.
Hewitt he said: "I have nothing to say to it,
because it is not worth talking about, but if
you ask me if it is true, say it is a tissue of
ridiculous lies, the coinage of the brain of a
man who could not tell the truth, a man
whose statements need not 1 denied, since no
one would ever believe him."
He added in answer to questions as to who
McDowell is, that he is a sort of railwayman.
"No one ever knew of him as a confidant of
Mr. Tilden. There were many other speeches
last evening on the same subject.. Many of
the speakers were men who really were in
timately and friendly with Mr. Tilden; men
like Charles A. Dana and Henry Watterson.
If Tilden ever thought that I had betrayed
him, would he not have told them, or
did he reserve the confidence for Mr. Mc
Dowell? On the contrary, in a foot note to
the famous Manton Marble letter of Aug. 8
Mr. Tilden testified to his appreciation of my
faithfulness and services. Indeed, Mr. Tildon
and I were friends to the day of his death,
which does not boar out the assertion that he
thought that I had betrayed him in 1376."
At the Harlem club Henry AVatterson told
of the events of 137t-i and declared that Mr.
Tilden was not only guiltless of originating any
corruption, but had reiclled propositions for
crooked arrangements which would have
made his inauguration reasonably sure. But
Editor Dana was the speaker who opened the
bottle of gall, pouring its contents over the
name of Gen. Hayes. He like the other
speakers highly eulogized Mr. Tilden, speak
ing to the toast "The Fraud of T6," and closed
"Samuel J. Tilden's name will go down to
posterity honored and revered, and his op
ponent what ol hunt That wretched, con
temptible creature where is bef Groans.
To-day there is not an American citizen who
does not regard him with contempt and loath
ing, while his competitor's name is surround
ed on the pages of history in a blaze of glory. r
KNOWS BUT WON'T TELL.
Jno. B. Elam Chuck Full of Cabinet In
formation, But Very Discreet.
CniCAGO, Feb. 1L John B. Elam, form
erly a law partner of President-elect Har
rison, in the firm of Harrison, Miller &
Elam, from which Gen. Harrison has re
cently retired, was in the city Saturday. He
came on legal business before Judge Gresham,
and returned to Indianapolis Saturday night
Mr. Elam is popularly supposed to be a very
close friend of Gen. Harrison, and as well
informed upon his cabinet and other inten
tions as any one outside of the general's
household. He said :
"I will not deny that I know a great deal
about the cabinet, but as it is three weeks yet
until the inauguration it would hardly be
safe to start speculation afresh. There may
tie several changes meanwhile.
"Does that mean it is already determined
"No, hardly that," was the reply, "but 1
think Gen. Harrison could name all the prin
cipal members. Of one tbihg you can be
sure," said Mr. Elam, "when it is time for
Gen. Harrison to name his cabinet he will be
ready to do so. He not only wants to get a
good cabinet, but if it is necessary be will
sacrifice his personal views in so doing. You
can easily see from the men who have been
talked of that those he has been considering
are of the greatest prominence. He is not
going oil into any exploring expeditions after
new timber. He will take old and tried men,
I think. Garfield had experience in his dis
coveries, and I think Gen. Harrison ha
Mr. Elam said Gen. Harrison had had a
great deal of trouble from two sources. Most
of the prominent visitors he has, come with
"negative" suggestions. They do not want
any particular person in the cabinet, but they
are trying to keep some one out When asked
to prepare a slate of their own, they generally
fill out aliout four places and then they ait
rtuck. The others are those who come 501
mile perhaps to see about some petty post.
otHce. The general cannot turn them out of
his O'rn house, and the consequence is that
he has no time to himself. Mr. Elam said
that Gen Harrison's partner, Mr. Miller
would not be in the cabinet as has been
rumored, nor would Gen. Wallace.
Gen. Harrison Presented with a Bible.
Indianapolis, Feb. 1L The expected
presentation of a handsome Bible to President-elect
Harrison by the Tippecanoe club,
of this county, took place Saturday after
noon. Rev. Henry Day made the presenta
tion speech, to w hich Gen. Harrison replied
with evident emotion, saying that of all the
evidences he had received that he held aa af
fectionate place in the personal regard ol
each of the members of the club, this part
ing visit and the precious and suggestive gift
was the crown. -
In mining districts where men hare
been burned or bruised by carelessness.
Salvation Oil has been used to pre at ad
vantage. It is now sold by all druggists
at twenty-five cent a bottle.
Subscribe for the Dally Argus.
T LITTLE ANNIE REDMOND'S CASE.
The Ourleys Both Declare That They Did
Not Steal the Child.
Chicago, Feb." 11. Harvey Gurley aud
his wife Josie, in whose possession little
Annie Redmod was until removed by the
Humane society to the Home for the Friend
less, wore arrested Saturday morning. Gur
ley claims that he did not know the child wai
the missing Annie Redmond, aud that hit
wife told him it was her own by a forniet
Mrs. Gurley states that the child was gi vent
her by Mrs. Maggie Gordon, on May 25, last
Mrs. Gordon told her the child was her own,
and that she was unable to care for it Mrs.
Gurley admits that she told her husband it
was her own child, and declares she had no
idea it was Mr. Redmond's daughter. Mrs.
Gordon will be arrested, and the case fully
Wouldn't Indiet Sheriff Sinltlu
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 11. The grand
jury Saturday made its report in the case ot
the jail Bhooting of last December, in which
thirteen persons lost their lives and twenty
five others were badly injured. The jury re
fused to indict Sheriff Smith or any of hii
posse. They say, however, that the sheriff
did not, on the evening in question, evinct
that diligence, judgment and coolness alwayi
desirable in an officer of the law, in a posi
tion which clothes him with so much power.
A Baker's Dozen o'f Counterfeiters.
Pittsbcro, Feb. 11. Deputy United
States Marshal Chambers, and Secret Service
Officer McSweeney arrived in this city Satur
day afternoon, having in their charge thirteen
counterfeiters from Butler county. Their
capture was effected without resistance. The
prisoners are nearly all old or middle-aged
men and claim to be Butler county farmers.
To Be Shot for Stealing;.
St. Louis, Feb. 11. The distru court at
Eufaula, I. T., Friday sentenced Ilichar
Yohala, a full-blooded Creek Indian, to bs
publicly shot till dead, for the crime of lar
ceny. He had been thrice convicted of lar
ceny, the iMiulty for which, under a recent
law, is death.
Indit-ted the Thief Sullivan.
Ixdianai-olis, Feb. 11. The county grand
jury has retumod indictments charging
County Clerk Sullivan with embezzling the
trust funds of the county and obtaining
money upon forged warehouse receipts.
THE RAILWAYS IN IOWA.
Action Taken That Will Probably Kesult
in More Legislation.
Chicago, Feb. 11. The Western roads
have determ'ned on a policy of retrenchment
in the state of Iowa. In view of the adverse
action of the railroad commissioners of that
state the managements of the leading Iowa
roads believe that there will be no injustice
in very materially curtailing the railway
service of that state. It is proKsed to drop
all unnecessary passenger trains, and all local
trains will be run on slower time schedules.
A large numlier of employes will be dropped
from the pay-i-olls, and in every way possible
the roads w ill attempt to reduce expenses.
The theory on which the Iowa roads will
hereafter le operated u ill be that the people
of Iowa, or of any other state, are not en
titled to first -class railway service unless they
pay for it
Manager Ripley, of the Burlington road,
estimates tho loss to the Burlington company,
occasioned by the new schedule rates in Iowa,
at $ir4),000 per month.
Remarks of Irish-Americans.
Chicago, Feb, 11. Most of the prominent
Irishmen in the United States have been in
terviewed in regard to the testimony before
the Parnell commission of the witness Le
Carou. The latest to be seen by the in
quiring reporter were John E. Fitzgerald.col
leotor of the port of Boston; and John Boyle
O'Reilly, of the same city. The
former said that the fact that the
Irish conventions at Chicago and elsewhere
were attended by many who believed in the
"physical force" plan did not prove their con
nection with Parnell nor his with them, and
concluded his comment with: "Le Caron is
probably a wretch so sordid that he only sees
the present pecuniary assistance which his
treachery brings him."
Fitzgerald also remarked in effect that
informers like Le Caron always fiud death at
the hands of some avenger, anil e Caron
would probably be no exception to the rula.
O'Reily said "the fellow" may have met
him at some convention, but ho C'Reiily did
not renieiulier him. Said he: "Le Caron's
evidence is a web of lies, and the truth all
harmless and the lies deliberately insulting to
Mr. Parnell." "He is a liar of
phenomenal wickedness and foresight"
Such men as this Le Caron are al
ways scoundrels in their personal character.
yet their testimony is set against honorable
Ex-Senator Jones, of Florida, cables from
Detroit to Michael Davitt that Le Caron's
statement that be (Jones) negotiated a Russo
Fenian alliance is absolutely false.
TO BE A DEAD SECRET.
Rumor That the K. of L Will Adopt a
Very "Close" Polic y.
Chicago, Feb. 1L It has leaked out
through some of the local assemblies that the
Knights of Labor, as an organization, are
about to return to absolute secrecy. George
Schilling was sked about the matter; and
his reply was: "If the knights are going to
become secret and we can't keep that secret,
we shall not be able to keep the main secret,
which is, if it is anything, that the knights
will hereafter be unknown." By another
leader it is plainly stated that the reorganiza
tion of the knights on the secret plan has
already begun. -
IrUh Emigration to Buenos Ayres.
London, Feb, 1L During the month of
January, as shown by the official returns,
sixty-eight steamers took 25,000 em grants to
Buenos Ayres. Most of these were Irish,
but there was a fair representation of almost
every other nationality. A very small pro
portion of the -total number were skilled
workmen. The Dublin press, in commenting
on this emigration to South America, de
plores the fact that the greater part of the
emigrants we-e Irish, and warns the govern
ment that its policy toward Ireland is rapidly
depopulating the country.
Appeal for Funds for Ireland.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 11. John Fitzgerald,
president of the. Irish National league in
America, has received an appeal for more
money for Ireland, signed by Win. O'Brien,
John Dillon, Timothy Harrington and J. E.
Kenny. The money is asked for the relief of
evicted families, especially on "Plan of Cam
Lamont Not to Be Passenger Agent.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 1L The News pub
lishes a dispatch from President Chauucey M.
Depew, of tho New York Central road, in re
ply to an inquiry, stating that there is no
truth whatever in the report that CoL Daniel
Lament was to be general passenger agent of
- Great Snowstorm In Europe.
London, Feb. 11. Railway traffic is inter
rupted and the telegraph wires are prostrated
throughout England, France, and Germany
by terrific snowstorms, accompanied, by high
The Cardinal Is Not Dead.
London, Feb. 11. The report that Cardinal
Ledocbowski, primate of Poland, had died at
Rome, was erroneous. His condition was
very critical, but he is now recovering
rapidly. - '
Base Ball In Historic Kgrpt.
Cairo, Feb 9. The All-American team de
feated the Chicagos in a game of base ball
played here Saturday.
The Weather We May Expect.
' Washington Citt, Feb. 11. The indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p.m. yesterday are
as follows: For Iowa Fair, colder weather,
followed by warmer; northerly winds. For
Indiana and Illinois Snow: clearing,' colder
weather; northwesterly winds. For Michigan
Snow; much colder weather; northwesterly
winds. For Wisconsin Clearing weather, ex
cept light snow along the lakes; colder; norta
westerly wiads. - .
What a silent old world it would be if
men talked only as much aa they think.
Slautr litered for
A Bloody Story from the West
FIGHT TO THE DEATH FOE A CLAIM
Eight Mexicans and Three or Four Amer
leans fsent to Their Long; Home 8om
Freaks or Our Friend Judge Lynch A
Young Man with a Mania for Matrimony
Gets Into Trouble The Most Recent ol
Our Tourists to Canada.
Cheten.ve, Wy. T., Feb. 1L Eight Mexi
can prospectors, who had succeeded by
meaus of an ancient chart in locating a gold
mine which was worked by Spaniards ovei
800 years ago, have been murdered, it is said,
by American intruders. The latter secured
the chart after a desperate fight, in which
the Mexicans were killed. The discovery of
the bodies at the mouth of the abandoned
San Salvador mine has brought to light a
romantic story, rivaling all the tales about
Capt Kidd's buried treasures.
Miguel Martinez., at the head of a party ol
his countryman, was here last fall for two
days. They confided to a Mex'cau gambler
here that they were in search of an aban
doned gold mine which they believed to be
very rich and were going to develop. Mar
tinez carried a chart traced on parchment,
which he said was 200 years old and wan
made by an ancestor of his in the seventeenth
century. The chart had been lost for years,
but recently turned up, and at once the party
His party was not heard of again till Sat
urday, when a hunter named Keller reported
that his party hail discovered their bodies.
All of tho Mexicans had been shot and carved
up by knives, showing that the struggle was
a hand-to-hand ono. There were evidences
that the victorious party had lost three or
four men and had made a hasty departure,
carrying its dead and wounded with it. What
surprised the hunters most was to find the
mme bad recently been worked. It was not
known that a pick-ax had touched it since
two men starved to death there in 1877.
HE MAKES A DISTINCTION.
Judge Lynch Dorn't Seem to Tote Fait
in Some Came.
- Louisville, Ky., Feb. 11. As a number
of colored men, who were at work on the
Kentucky Union in Iee county, were return
ing to camp "William Shaw, a desperado, ai
proached one of them to take a drink with
him. While the negro was in the act of com
plying, Shaw raised his pistol and shot him
dead. The enraged negroes seized Shaw and
would have lynched him hail not Mr. Tbomp
son, the railroad contractor, rescued tho
murderer from their bands and carried him
to the camp. That night a party of hi?
friends organized to set him at liberty, but
Mr. Thompson heard of this scheme and took
the prisoner to Boattyville and lodged him in
New Orleans, La., Feb. 11 A special
dispatch from Shi-eveport states that Hay
wood Handy (colored), w ho shot a w hite man
named Charles Stewart, in Bossier parish
Friday, w as lynched by a mob Friday night
Stewart ditd Saturday morning. Handy shot
Stewart while th latter .was forcing
an eiitran-e to his house with
several other white men with the
avowed purpose of giving him a flogging.
Handy and two other negroes were susjiected
of htealing some hogs and they were recently
arrested on that charge, but succeeded
through some technicalities in escaping con
viction. Several white men resolved on ad
ministering a flogging to the susp.cted ne
groes as a warning, and it was while on tbU
i niioii Stewart was shot.
A MATRIMONIAL LUNATIC.
Our National Habit of Lynching Came
Near Being His Death.
Atlanta, Ga, Feb. 1L Mr. O. Nelms
was Saturday evening placed in the Dougherty
county jail Ho had been brought there from
the Early county jail because of the threat
ened gathering of outraged citizens Friday
night, who had resolved to lynch him for his
betrayal of Miss Carr, of that place. Four
years ago Miss Carr, who is an orphan girl,
wrote fur the correspondence column of a
society paper. In this way her name came
to the attention of Mr. Nelms, a handsome
young farmer of Calhoun county, in the
northern part of the state, and the husband
of one wife. He wrote to the girL won her
consent, and went down and married her.
The news that he was already married soon
followed him, and he skipped out, leaving a
cusconsoiaie oriae. tie was. beard ol no
more until about a month ago, when he wa
caught near Birmingham, Ala., and taken
back to C alhoun count v. Then it wasdis-
co ered that since his Early county adven
ture ue had married three more wives in Ala
bama and Tennessee. One of these wives he
had married under the assumed name of
Henry W. Gradr.
Nelms was followed here Saturday by his
Drotner, wno says that elms is crazy on the
subject of marriage, aud that he can not re
sist the temptation of marrying every girl he
meets who is willing to have him.
THE LATEST THIEF, DIECKMANN.
He W Reported to Have Stolen About
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 11. Henry Dieck
man, the St. Louis defaulter, is at the Craw
ford house, Windsor. He was seen Satur
day morning in the office of Lawyer Hauna,
but declined to say anything about his affairs.
It is understood, however, that he is arrang
ing a settlement.
St. Louis, Feb. 11. The total amount of
the defamation of Dieckmann, the abscond
ing member of the Merchants' Exchange,
will, it is said, approximate fcXK 1,000, repre
senting the inheritance of the seven Meyer
heirs and the three Guy heirs. The mothers
of the children who have lieen wronged are
the chief securities of Dieckinaan, so that
theifloss will lie total or nearly so. John
Meyer, one of the Meyer heirs, has attached
120,000 shares of the capital stock of the Ruby
Trust Mining company'. This, together with
the 111,000 stock in the Mauntel-Borgess Mill
ing com)iany, are the only visible assets to be
placed against the heavy sum of his shortage.
Villauous Work In New York.
New York, Feb. 11. Fire occurred at 3
o'clock yesterday morning in the basement
of the large tenement, 7 Hester street, oc
cupied by twenty families. The fire was dis
covered by a belated lodger, and ex
tinguished. It was found that an attempt
had lieen made to burn and blow up life
building. Bundles of rags snaked in oil,
fuses, and packages of powder, were ar
ranged for the purjxse. The police are in
vestigating the matter.
Sensation at Jersey City, N. J.
Jersey Out, N. J., Feb. 11. It Is ru
mored that tho board ot chosen freeholders
have been indicted. They are Messrs. Nelson,
Boyle, Kimmerly, Tierney, Houston, Smith,
Steger, Piersen, Hennessy, Griffin, Kilroy,
Noonan, Taltou, and McDonough. Politi
cians about the court house said the indict
ments which will be made public later, are for
malfeasance in office, with counts for exceed
ing appropriations, conspiracy and collusion
in paying fraudulent claims.- for awarding
contracts not to the lowest bidder, and foi
contracting requisition bills in excess of the
legal limit. -
Balfonr on O'Brien's Treatment.
London, Fob. 11. Balfonr has written to
to Mr. Armitage at Manchester, a long let
ter explanatory of the' treatment of O'Brien
by the authorities of Clonmel jail The chief
secretary characterizes all of the statements
representing O'Brien's treatment as brutal,
or even unnecessarily harsh, as downright
Per contra; the Dally News says it has in
formation that O'Brien's treatment has been
so cruel that bis recovery is doubtful -
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up there has taken a contract to build a
wroug-ht-iron railroad bridge.
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