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THE BOOK TBriAKP ATlfftTB MONDAY, FEBRUARY l, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
M OH DAT, FKBBUABY 18. 1889.
HORRIBLE HOTEL ACCIDENT.
A Boiler Expiee Caaaea a Cel
lapse with Result Stoat Shockls-
Hasttobd, Conn., Feb. 18 The main
partition of the Central hotel here, fell
down this morningi at 5,'o'clock. burying
about flftf people. The cause was an
explosion of boilers in the basement
Flames enveloped the ruins, and the
shrinks from tbe crumbled'mass was hor
rible. Mr. Round, a prominent Indiana
democrat, is believed to hve perished.
HORSES BURNED TO DEATH.
Nloety-Four Bead Cremated, and Their
Kansas City, Feb. 18. At 11 o'clock last
night fire broke out in tha large hack barn of
J. K. Landis, corner of Tenth and Trooet
treets, causing tbe laes of ninety-four bead
of horses and seventy-five carriages and bog
gles. J. R. Hoffman, one of tbe partners,
and bis family occupied apartments npstolrs.
They were aroused by tbe flames and jumped
to tbe street below. Mrs. Hoffman and child
reached tbe ground in safety, but Mr. Hoff
man fell striking his bead against tbe curb
ing, knocking him insensible, and be was suf
focated before be could be rescued. Loss is
estimated at 90,000. Building partially in
sured. Owing to water main bunting the
firs company were powerless and bad to let
the barn burn.
A Faithful Lover.
LocisvriLl, Ky Feb. 11 There was a
sad manlnge Saturday morntng at St
Joseph's inllrmary in this city. For eight
months Burtie Gardner, of Martin, Tenn.,
has been in an almost dying condition from
She effects of injuries sustained by a fall from
a horse. Her betrothed husband, J. B. Wil
son, of Lyndon, Ky., has been the most de
voted of lovers. SLe has frequently offered
to release him from bis engagement, but be
has (le'liniHl steadily. Recently she was
brought to this city to undergo surgical treat
ment, and of late she has grown steadily
wore. Saturday morning it seemed that the
and was nnnr, and the faithful lover insisted
that she should die his wife. She consented
and the ceremony was performed at 11 o'clock
in the presence of a few friends. It was a
roost affect In? scene and many tears were
shed, tbe only dry eyes being those of the
bride, wuo, although unable to lift nor head,
gavs prompt and clear msponvs.
This Sferaistg-M Fire
This morning's fire alarm from the
Third ward was occasioned by the dis
covery of smoke issuing from the roof
of tbe old stone building with frame an
nei on Fifteenth street between Third
and Fourth avenues and originally built
for.snd occupied as tbe county jail build
ing. The fire department manifested
unusual delay in getting around.although
the Franklins came up town fifing, but
did not have hose enough to reach the
building from the corner of Fourteenth
street and Third avenue. The Wldea
wakes put in good licks after getting
there, but as the truck, with ladders.etc,
had to be held until a team could come
from an up town livery stable, the fire
had got such headway that it was diffi
cult to control it without flooding tbe
butldlog. The buildicg was occupied
by two families the Misses Lucy, Ida
and Mary Ramburger, dressmakers, and
the family of C. H. Forsberg. The fur
niture was nesrly all saved, and Miss
Marv Ramhurcrer vhn is van 111 with
consumption, bad to be carried across tbe
street to a neighbor's on a stretcher. Tbe
fire was caused by a defective flue, the
loss to the building being between f 8CK
The raffle or the handsome $390 music
box at Lloyd & Stewart's store came off
Saturday night, Chas. Spencer conduct
ing It, and a son of C. H. Hitter drawing
the numbers. Ticket 003, held by M
Lee Oalt drew the instrument. Lee
learned early in the evening that Lleber
knecht had no chances on the box, so he
plunged for a number of tickets and came
Tls raffle of Conduclor Whitfield's
gold watch took place Saturday night at
the Rock Island house and was conduct
ed by Messrs. C. O. Bloom and Frank
Bowman. Will Stengel won it.
A Sew Grocery.
Mr. W. C. Maucker, for the last four
years operating a grocery on tbe Milan
road, near the old fair grounds, has leased
the vacant store corner of Foarth avenue
and Fifteenth street, and stocked It with
a brand new line of groceries and floor
and feed. Mr. Msucker will continue to
operate his store on the Milan road, where
he has a chance to gut tbe first pick of
the farm produce that comes in on that
road, thus securing for his store in tbe
city tbe best products from the country.
Thk great tariff reform convention will
convene in Chicago tomorrow. The rail
roads have reduced the fare to one and a
third, and tbe Falmer house has cut its
rates considerably for the occasion.
Oztly two weeks more
economy and simplicity.
A man who baa practiced medicine for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
read what he says:
Toledo, O., Jan. 10, 1887.
Mesirs. F. J. Cheney & Co. Gentle
men: I have been in the general
practice of medicine for most 40 years,
and would say that in all my practice and
experience, have never seen a prepara
tion that I could prescribe with as much
confidence of success as I can Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by you
Have prescribed it a great many times
and its effect is wonderful, and would
ssy in conclusion that I have yet to find
a case or catarrb mat It would not cure.
ii iney wouia take;.rt according to direc
tions. Tours truly.
L. L. Gorhtjch, M. D..
Office, 215 Summit street.
we win give flOO for any case of
oatarrn that can not be cured with Hall's
Catarrh Uure. Taken internal) v.
F. J. CBXAtr & Co., Props., Toledo. O.
wsold by druggists, 75o.
Flesh wounds and cuts can be healed
by a tew applications of Salvation Oil
. All druggists sell it for twenty-five cents
Good two story frame house on West
Second avenue. Terms easy. Inquire of
Jm. j&. ferment er.
Officials of the U. S. treasury dept. the
neaas or we tsaiiimore custom bouse and
post office all Indorse Salvation Oil
Price twenty five cents.
That Tariff Business.
Mighty Little Chance of any Bill
LEM00SATS TO CAUCUS ABOUT IT.
Randall and Cowles to Attend, But Notice
Given Thar They Will Not be Bound by
any Action They Disapprove of Tliree
New Bills Fresented Oreely la Hot
Water An IrUh Sympathy Meeting
Mr. Cleveland's Future.
Washington Citt, Feb. 18. A Democratic
caucus has been called for to-night for the
purpose of considering tbe several internal
revenue measures now before the house. Tbe
call was prepared by the Mills men and gen
erally circulated on Saturday.. Randall,
Cowles and other Democrats who favor the
repeal of the tobacco tax, refused to sign it
They will, however, go into caucus, but
Cowles declares that neither he nor other
southern Democrats will be bound by it, in
case tie caucus wants to thrust upon them
some bill reported from ths ways and means
committee. "Tho time fo caucuses on
revenue bills," says Cowles, "is passed. We
of the south want some practical results, and
none of the bills reported from the ways and
means committee can even pass the house,
not to sneak of the senate." His own bill,
be says, can pass both houses, and should le
coiue a law this congress.
The caucus thus has a very poor prosit
of agreeing upon a measure, but aree or
not it Is as near certain as anything can lie
that thore will be no legislation reducing
taxes by this sewilon of congress; but if not
it will not be for want of bills. Three more
were put upon tbe house calendar Saturday.
Counting the Mills and senate bills which
are both undoubtedly dead for this session
there are now five bills to choose from. One
of these could probably be passed ttie
Cowles bill, which Randall reported from the
appropriations committee Saturday, but tbe
Mills-Carlisle wing of the Democracy are
dead against the passage of any bill that
does not cut the customs duties, and this the
Cowles bill does not do.
The ways and means committee got ahead
of tbe appropriating in reporting their bills
and they go on the calendar ahead of the
Cowles bill, which gives them the right of
way, unless the friends of the Cowles bill can
muster sufficient force to set them aside. Mo
il Ulin reported the first bill from tbe ways
and means committee the report of the
two bills being the result of a short meeting
of tbe committee Saturday morning. It is
closely patterned after the Mills bill, retain
ing the free list, with a few additions made
by tbe senate. It omits, however, the chem
ical, cotton, and Iron schedules, excepting
pig-iron, rails, structural iron, and tiu-plate,
which are treated as in the Mills bill. A reduc
tion iu taxation is claimed by the committee
in this bill of about $70,000,000. The other
bill, which was reported by Breckinridge of
Kentucky, was framed to act as a sort of re
serve to tall lack upon in case the McMUlin
bill fails. The report accompanying it says
that red"ction ot taxes is demanded by the
country, but at this late day it may be pos
sible to do nothing except by compromise
therefore the bill is submitted. It puts tin
plate and wood on the free list, and reduces
tbe Internal reveiay as proposed in the Mills
bill (which in its revenue sections is identical
with the Cowles bill). The bill also includes
the woolen and worsted cloth sections of the
Mills bill The reduction claimed for the bill
is H1,T,907, as follows: On tin-plnte, $5,
704,453; wool, fd,3M),05d; woolen schedules,
112,254,812; tobacco, $17,SS1,000.
Randall submitted the bill of the appro
priations committee, which has fathered the
bill framed by Cowles of North Carolina.
The report states that ths bill repeals "all in
ternal taxes on cigars, cheroots, cigarettes,
snuff, all descriptions of manufactured
tobacco, special taxes on manufacturers of
cigars, on dealers in leal tobacco, on retail
dealers in leaf tobacco, on dealers in manu
f actured tobacco, and on peddlers ot tobacco.
The secretary of the treasury estimates the
surplus for 190 at Io3,0u0,000; this bill re
duces taxes S30.000.000; so that if passed it
will leave but 123,000,000 surplus" Atten
tion is directed to the fact that the internal
taxes that were imposed upon capital have
already been wiped out. The committee
concludes by saying that tbe bill holds out a
simple and practical stothed of reducing the
Breckinridge and McMillin began dilatory
proceedings to prevent Randall from report
ing his bill, but Speaker Carlisle privately ad
vised them that with their bills already on
the calendar they had It la their power to pre
vent the consideration ot tbe Randan bill.
The tobacco people have been under ths im
pression that Carlisle would give the tobacco
bill a fair chance for consideration, and it is
certain that without bis aid they are helpless
to overccome the obstacles Mills will throw in
the way of a reduction of tbe revenue by re
pealing the tobacco tax.
The Proceeding- In CongTess.
Washington Citt, Feb. 13. The senate
Saturday passed a bill to place Major James
Belcer on the retired list as colonel in the
regular army. Belger was tried by court
martial and acquitted of every charge against
him in 133, but Secretary Stanton sum
marily dismissed bim from the army. The
report of the conference committee on tha
direct tax bill was agreed to. The remainder
of the day was occupied by Coke with his
speech on the Texas outrage resolutions.
The bouse agreed to the conierenee report
on the diplomatic bill. Bills to reduce the
tariff were presented from the ways and
means committee (two), and from the appro
priations committee. Ths first two are on
the lines of the Mills bill, with a few changes.
and the next tbe Cowles bill, which abol
ishes taxes on tobacco and cigars. In commit
tee of tbe whole the bouse then considered tha
poatuffice appropriation bill. An amendment
was adopted providing that the aggregate
salaries for postomce clerks snail not exceed
the sum fixed in the bill 16,500,000 and all
attempts to increase the sum were defeated.
Pending a vote on the proposition to strike
out the clause relative to assistant postmas
ters the bouse adjourned.
Mrs. Cleveland's Last Public Reception.
Washington Citt, Feb. 18. Mrs. Cleve
land held her last public reception as mistress
of the White House Saturday afternoon.
Notwithstanding tbe heavy rain several
hundred persons, mostly ladies, were present
Mrs. Cleveland was assisted by Miss Bayard,
Mrs. Endicott, Mrs. Whitney, Mrs. Dickin
son, and Mrs. Coleman, the wife of the new
secretary or agriculture.
Met to Sympathise with Ireland.
Washington Citt, Feb. IS. At the mass
meeting of Irishmen last night at the Bijou
theater, Senator Stewart presided. Stirring
speeches, full of sympathy for Ireland and
Parnell.woremodeby Senator Stewart, Repre
sentatives Foran of Ohio, Richelieu Robinson
of Brooklyn, McAdoo of New Jersey, and ex
Governor Price of New Jersey. Eight hun
dred dollars was contributed to ths fund tc
assist Parnell in his defense before the for
geries commission, and a cablegram was seuq
to him amiring him of the meeting's sym
pathy. Among the vice presidents chosen
Were Senator Voorhees, and Representatives
Randall. Cogswell, Cumruings, Mason and
Tost. Resolutions were adopted condemning
the cruel methods pursued by the Tory party
against Ireland; which party, it is assorted,
is determined to convict Parnell by a partisan
Much Business; Little Time.
Washinotow City, Feb. 18. The senate
has so much business before it, and so little
time, that only one or two - important meas
ures can reach the point of final action at
this session. One of them may be the pend
ing resolution in relation to election outrages
In Texas; unothor the census bill. The Pacific
Railroad funding bill has no bope of being
taken up in tbe bouse, and nothing will be
gained by pressing it to a vote in tbe senate
Tbe measures which will be pushed in the
senate are ths bills which nave passed the
house, or the resolutions on which ths senate
1 alone is to take action.
A Notice from the White House.
Washinow k City, Fob. 18. The follow
ing notice wis issued from the oxecutive
mansion last r iht : Tbe president announces
that to enablo bim to dispose of pending busi
ness requiring his personal attention before
the close of hiiterm of office, it will be an
absolute neoewity that he have this week
for such work free from interruptions, and be
must, thnrefo.'e, be excused to all cullers.
The usual recaptions on Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays at 1:80 will be continued.
New Ml to Have Another Chance.
Washiuoto Citt, Feb. 18. Tbe bouse
committee on territories has authorised a
favorable report on Joseph's bill to enable
the people ot r ew Mexico to form a constitu
tion and state government and to lie ad
mitted into tbe union on an equal footing
with the original states, and appropriating
$20,000 to defn.y the expenses of a convention
which shall meat to form a constitution and
Oreely Might Have Known It.
Washington Citt, Feb. IS. Gen. Greely,
chief of the slg lal service, has got himself
into water of a very high temperature by his
designation of the officers of that corps as in
competent Tl.e latter are preparing to get
back at him. Vhey say that it is Gea Greely
who is incompetent, and allege that about all
be knows is hovr to be a military martinet.
What the Ex-rresldent Will Do.
WASHiNOTOf. Citt, Feb. 18. The Sun
day Capital announces that the president will
live at the Victoria Hotel in New York when
he retires toprlvate life. He and Mrs. Cleve
land have engail rooms there, and will re
main until the weather has sufficiently mod
erated to enable them to go out of town. Be
yond that, no f irther plans are made.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Hanging Proposed for Child-Stealing Aa
Indlauia Bolt Rumored.
Springfield, Ilia, Feb. 13. There were
enough member or the house present Satur
day to do busint 88, and they went at it with
a wilL The calmdar was cleared of bills on
first reading, Mr. Merritt's anti-trust bill wac
advanced to the order of second reading,
after which tb s house adjourned until 1C
o'clock this morning. A number of new
measures were introduced, among them, pro
viding that an Abductor ot a child under 16
years of age shell be hung or imprisoned for
life, and any oui who aids or abets be impris
oned for not mo-e than ten years; providing
that veterans admitted to soldiers home shall
be given free tri Asportation thereto; to abol
ish capital puuithment The Chiiago drain
age bill was made a special order for to-morrow.
Lansing, Mic'r, Feb. 18. A bill was in
troduced in the house Saturday fixing 14 per
day as the compensation, with 10 cents a mile
for mileage, ol legislative committeemen
who go to visit state institutions. Another
bill proposes to reduce railway passenger
fares to 2 cents per mile, unless their groat
earnings are less than tl.OOO per mile, wben
they may cbargv H cents. In the senate bilk
were introduced appropriating t 000,000 tc
build an asylum for the criminal insane, and
to prohibit the payment of political
Indian apous, Feb. 18. There is a rumor
current that the Republican members of tbe
legislature intend to resign to prevent tht
passage of tbe political measures now before
the legislature. The Republicans, however,
deny this. The senate has engrossed a bill
making it a criminal offense for a bank in
close financial sti aits to receive deposits, etc
A SKY-SCRAPER DAMAGED.
One of Chicago's High Building Parti
Chicaoo, Feb. 18 The "Owings Block,"
a new structure t the corner of Dtrborn
and Adams strtts, this city, was partly
wrecked yesterday morning. Tbe accident
was probably caused by over-w sighting tha
twelfth story with one of the huge water
tanks intended to furnish hydraulic pressure
for the elevators. Under tbe heavy weight
ths floor tiling gave way, falling through
from floor to floor until the combined mn
had gathered sucl. an Impetus and tremend
ous weight that e very floor down to the base
ment was crashed through, causing tbe ruin
of most of the interior partition walls. A
few workmen enployed in the basement
heard the crashing timber and effected their
escape, but had tbe accident occurred on a
week day, when lnrge numbers of men are at
work in the building, great loss of life would
have resulted. The loss is estimated at about
Four Children Burned to Death.
Ashland, Miss., Feb. It. The bouse of
Thomas Willons, a well-to-do farmer, living
five miles east of this place, was destroyed
by fire between 11 and 12 o'clock Friday
night, and in the fire four of bis children
were burned to death. Mr. Willons' three
oldest daughters vere sleeping upstairs, and
tbe fire had made such headway before being
discovered that tbey could nit be rescued.
One of the youngest children was down
stairs, but it was iost In the excitement. Tht
four charred bodis were found in the ruins
Mr. Willons uimst If was badly burned.
A Novel Salt Against ths "Q".
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 19. Henry Webb, ont
of the men who ctme west at the time of the
Burlington strike itnd took a place as loco
motive engineer, is suing the company for
$2,600 damages bt (cause they promised bim
regular work and now have discharged him,
as he says, maiicio lsly and fraudulently from
the company's sen ice.
Murderer Arrested In Italy.
WiLKESBARRK, Fo.,Feb.l8. Ouiaeppe Villa,
one of the murdurtrs of Paymaster McClurs,
was arrested Saturday at his home in Italy
A considerable part of tbe stolen money was
found in his possesion.
Bad Blais at Montreal.
Montreal, Feb. 18. There were two fires
here Saturday whi:b caused a loss in tbe g-
gregate of about f 150,000. The first blaze
destroyed the founttry of Peck, Benny & Co.,
loss, 1100,000; and the second wiped out Mo
Dougall's grain elevator. During the fire two
faces appeared at one of tbe elevator win
dows and then disappeared,, but It is not
definitely kflowu who ihey wore or whether
Ths Pops on Oar bcbools.
Nzw York, Feb. 18. At all the masses of
the Roman Catho ic churches yesterday an
encyclical letter from tbe pope was read.
The letter condemn j public schools, and says
of them: "There is no ecclesiastical authority
left in them; and daring the years wben it if
most fitting for tender minds to be carefully
trained in Christian virtue the precepts of re
ligion are for the most part unheard."
CoL Dudley's New York Case.
New York, Feb. 18. On the application
of the counsel of tLe Evening Tost, the Su
pretne courWrf the District of Columbia has
granted a subpoena directed to CoL V. V
Dudley, the treasjrer ot the Republican
national committee for his examination on
the 27th inst iu Wishlngton, under the open
commission heretofore granted by Judge
O'Brien, of the supreme court of this city,
Hhaw and 1'lessner Coovlotrd.
Chicaoo, Feb. 18 The result ot tbe "deal"
In stolen bonds which ShaW, Plessnur, and
Corbett were implicated in was reached
Saturday morning when the jury brought in
their verdict. Sua w was awarded a term of
two years in the lenitentiary, Plessner one
year, while Corbett wos acquitted.
A Mi dent Cain.
Cincinnati, Feb. 18. Edward Quinn killed
his brother John yesterday afternoon by
striking him on the head with a club during
a quarrel at their home on Shillito street,
Avondale. ' The mirder was committed
tbe presence of their mother. Both men were
" From recent arcbalogical discoveries,
it appear that tht Romans, at the height
of their civilization and splendor, had no
system of .street lighting. No trace of
anything of the k! id has been discovered
A Talk TO Bayard.
Some Reflections from the Sec
retary of State.
HIS VIEWS ON A FOREIGN POLICY.
Unci e Sam Too Big To Go Round with a
Chip on His Shoulder Comment on ths
Senate's Conduct The Samoan Con
troversy Fresh News from the Island
How That Man Knappe Carried On
Reporter Klein's Escape.
Baltimore, Feb. 18. The Sun prints a
long dispatch from Washington giving an
Interview with Secretary Bayard regarding
bis conduct during tbe past four years. With
regard to tbe attacks that have been made
upon him Bayard expressed regret that the sen
ate, as he claimed, had for tbe sake of partisan
advantage, instead of assisting him in his du
ties, done what it could to hamper and em
barrass bim, and carried out a policy tbe
spirit of which was hostility, disingenuous
criticism and palpable desire to degrade the
most important and delicate questioas of
Commenting upon the charges that he had
no policy and lacked courage, Bayard believes
the American people have a higher and
nobler destiny than to swagger about among
the nations of the earth, daring someluxly to
knock a chip off their shoulder. He thinks it
Is thoir mission to take the lead among na
tions in substituting pacific methods for force
In settling international disputes. "The
American people," be says, "should bear in
mind what the military spirit really means
War brings desolation somewhere. Is a spirit
of which war is the logical and Inevitable
outcome a condition to be encouraged by a
great and enlightened people! On tbe con
trary there is a controlling reason why we.
or all nations, should discountenance such a
"What built up and preserves the autocra
men of Europe! War. Tbe Nihilists of Rus
sia, tbe Socialists ot Germany, the Ore brands
of other autocracies are the results. En
courage the military spirit in this country
and you would soon have a war: A war
necessarily means an army, and if once the
military spirit got thorough possession of the
people this army would become a permanent
es ablishment, and if tbe army became ths
dominant force in tbe state it would be a step
to a dictatorship."
When the lever over Samoa was at Its
height Bayard said: "If tbe people do want
war they must get another secretary of
A favorite theme with Bayard Is the neu
tralisation of certain localities which are use
ful to all t be powers and incapable of defense
without disproportionate cost by any one of
tliem. He instances the neutralization of tbe
Sues canal by the common consent of the Eu
ropean powers as an example of tbe import
ant benefits to be secured by ths application
of this principle, and says some similar ar
rangement would have to be entered into to
protect the interests of ttis country if a ship
canal across tbe Isthmus of Panama is built,
He sought to apply this principle of
neutralization by international agreement to
the Samo&n islands as the safest means of
protecting the islanders and insuring the
development of American interests there.
He thought the proposition that tbe United
States guarantee the neutrality of Samoa
unwise and impracticable, because to
guarantee tbe neutrality ot an independent
sovereignty would expose this country to the
constant risk of embroilment in the relations
of Samoa with other powers. Ws would be
responsible for whatever Samoa might do.
witbout the power to regulate her conduct
It would be clieaper.to annex the islands at
once; for, in assuming ths responsibility
of defending them against all comers we
would acquire the right to provide them with
a safe and stable government To do this it
would be necessary to build great fortifica
tions there, furnish them with a powerful
garrison, and maintain a strong fleet in the
south Pacific. The cost would be enormous,
and after all this expenditure American in
terests in Samoa would not be as safe as
under a guarantee by the powers interested
in tha neutrality of the islands.
A telegram from San Francisco states that
the steamer Mariposa arrived there- yesterday
with advices from Samoa, and bringing tbe
newspaper correspondent, John C. Klain, who
has given the German consul out there, and,
for that matter, Chancellor Bismarck himself
so much trouble. Tbe Mariposa left Samoa
while tbe German consul still bad his mar'
tlal law in forue, and so her passengers did
not know that foreigners had been ex
empted from its operation. Klein was
put on the Mariposa by the captain
of the United States steamer Nipsic, who had
given bim asylum on board bis vessel, and re
fused to deliver him to the Germans to be
tried by court-martial tor aiding and abetting
the forces of Mataafa in tbe fight in which so
many German sailors were killed. Klein
insists, so the dispatches say, that he had
nothing to do with the fight, except to wit
ness it as a correspondent, and to warn the
Germans not to land at the request of Ma
The Mariposa left the Samoan Islands on
Feb. 1. On that date none of the American
men-of-war ordered to go to the islands had
arrived and the Germans, under the opera
tion of martial law, were In complete con
trol of the Islands and had begun a search of
all vessels in Samoan waters, but after seis
ing an English tourist named Gillan on the
steam packet Richmond, from Auckland.
Capt Hand of the English war-ship Royalist
ordered the man released and prepared tor
action. The Germans released Gillan on this
demand. Goods which arrived on the Rich
mond for American merchants at Apia the
Germans would not permit to be landed un
less they were taken to a German store bouse,
and passed upon by a German official
Capt. Fritze, the German naval com
mander, on Jan. 23 issued an order instruct
ing all of the residents of Apia to turn over
all guns or ammunition held bv them, and
proclaimed the right of search. The captain
of the American man-of-war Kipsic pro
tested against this action, saying that tbe
American government had never re
cognized Tomosese, and that no
power would allow them to seise
arms unless used against a friendly nation.
German troops, acting as police in Apia, at
tempted to arrest Klein, but, on the advice of
the United States consul, he went on board
the Kipsic. On Jan. 28 Capt Frltce mode a
demand on Capt Mullane to release Klein,
that be might be tried before a German
military tribunal Capt Mullane replied that
be proposed to protect all American citizens
in Samoa, and that Klein would not be sur
rendered for trial, and on Feb. 1 he placed
him on the Mariposa, 0
In fact, the Germans were carrying things
with a high hand. When shown these ad
vices Secretary Bayard said that the captain
of the Nipsic had acted sensibly in taking
care of Klein. Of the other events chroni
cled in the dispatch tbe secretary pointed out
that since its date telegraphic advices showed
that martial law had been abolished as far as
it applied to foreigners, and that the German
official had been rebuked. He had noticed
in the newspapers, although he had
no official information on the subject,
that the Gorman consul. Knappe.
and Herr Brandeis, Tamasee's adviser, who ac
cording to some accounts bad been responsi
ble for fomenting strife, had been ordered
borne by the German government If this
was true the state ot affairs promised to be
much relieved. AltOKether Secretary Bayard
was hopeful that a speedj, peaceful and satis
factory settlement of Samoan affairs would
be reached. He had, be said, received no
news from Samoa later than tnat sent to con
gress and already published.
Berlin, Feb. 18. It is stated that tho gov.
erument is willing to .settle the Samoan dif
ficulty on the basis of joint English, Ameri
can and Gorman control of Samoa. ,
WELL DONE, BROTHER WILLS I
Aa Evangelist Who Did So roe ttaneceasarjr
- Weeping- Over a Blyhtooasct.
Detroit, Feb. 18. -H, O. Wills, ex-burglar,
convict, drunkard and tough, was converted
five years ago, and since then has done excel
lent evangelistic work among the lower
classus, witbout once falling from grace.
Many of his old associates have frequently
reviled and tauutod hint as he passed along
the streets but, though a giant in size. Wills
never lifted his hand or voice in retaliation
until Saturday. Saturday morning be met
in a street car William Dalton, who has al
ways tormented Wills on sight calling him
vile names and mocking his ways as an
evangelist Wills begged Dalton to desist, as
there were ladies in tbe car, but he refused.
One by one Dalton's language compelled ths
ladies to leave the car.' Just then
Dalton heard something drop. Wills,
with an audible prayer for forgiveness,
grasped Dalton by the coat collar and began
swinging bim at arm's length around the car.
while be applied bis open band to exposed
parts of Dalton's anatomy. Wills mopped
every part of the car with the person of his
tormentor. The swish-swash of the body
around the car could be heard a block away,
above the din and roar of a busy thorough
fare. Tbe conductor grew pals with fright
Dalton cried for mercy, but not until he was
thoroughly whipped did Wills release him.
1 ben, with a parting shake of the trembling
man, the evangelist said: "Now, you go
home and thank God that I didn't kill you."
Dalton ran and Willis sank down in the oar,
wept like a child and prayed for forgiveness.
He then went before a police justice and paid
for the assault.
EXODUS OF THE SONS OF HAM.
It Is Creating a Pretty Rumpus In ths Old
New York, Feb. 18. An Atlanta, Go.,
special to the Herald says: North Carolina is
on tbe verge of a terrible race war, growing
out of the negro exodus. All railroad emi
grant agents have been driven out of the
state. Tbe local military companies have
been called out in Wayue county to aid the
fanners in pi-eventing desertion of their la
borers. The whites have asked tbe legisla
ture for a law covering the case, and the
blacks have retaliated by calling public meet
ings at which resolutious are adopted declar
ing that their treatment by tbe whites tnaket
life in the state uubuorablo. Tbe resolutions
adopted at a monitor meeting iu Goldsboro
contained this clause:
"God is at the head of this move, and not
the Richmond & Danville Railroad company.
Tbe voice of John BrOwn is sounding iu tbe
ears ot tbe Sons of Ham, and the great south
west says: 'Come, we have lands,' and the
oppressed conscience of the negro says: 'Go;'
and wo are going."
A gentleman who has just reached Atlanta
says that an outbreak may be e ported at any
moment. Both whites and blacks are heavily
armed. Governor Hculos has issued secret
orders to the state militia to get ready to
quell possible outbreaks. Tbe North Caro
lina uewspaHrs coik-ouI the critical nature
of ths situation.
A FRIGHTFUL DEED OF BOOO.
r. I Silvers, a Michigan Horse Trader, An
nihilates His Family and Himself.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 18 A Free Press
special from Tecuntsch, Mich., says: A shock
ing tragedy occurred in this village Saturday
night, by whieb a whole family was wiped
out of exLstence. Frank K Silvers, a well
known boi-se breeder, shot his wife and two
daughters, Edith and Ada, aged 11 and 9 re
spectively, and then ended bis awful act by
shooting himself. The bodies were found
yesterday morning by neighbors, who, no
ticing that the curtains were down and falling
to arouse any one, forced open a door. In the
parlor lay the body of Mrs. 8ilvers, fully
dressed. The bodies of tbe children were
found in bed upstairs, and in tbe same room,
on tbe floor, lay Silvers, weltering in blood
and still breathing. Every one of the vlo
ttms bad been shot through tbe temple, and,
with tbe exception of Silvers himself, death
was probably instantaneous. He is still alive,
but unconscious, and cannot live. There
is no known cause for the deed. Silvers was
apparently in prosperous circumstances, and
his relations with his family were pleasant
Kellglous Trouble In Canada.
New York, Feb. IS. The Herald pub
lishes a sensational dispatch from Montreal,
declaring that ths Jesuit issue bas reached
such a stage as to threaten a civil war. Ths
Quebec legislature's action In awarding In
demnity to the church for Jesuit property
seised early in the century has aroused the
Protestants to anger, and if the Dominion
government sanctions the measure ths
Protestants of oil the provinces will, accord
ing to the correspondent, unite in strong ax
tion to prevent tbe project being carried out
Going to Seek the Frisky TThale.
Loxdon, Feb. 18 A wealthy Norwegian
resident of New Zealand is now in Europe
for the purpose of organizing a Norwegian
antarctic expedition. He claims to have re
ceived assurances that the Australian cov
ernment will grant a sufficient subsidy to the
enterprise to fit out two-steamers, and expects
to raise tbe rest of tbe money necessary in
the continental capitals. The object of tbe
expedition is to seek whale and seal fisheries
In tbe southern seas.
A Headquarters for Athletics.
Boston, Feb. IS. A syndicate of capital'
ista have bought 1,000,000 square feet of land
on the Cambridge side of tbe Back bay and
will erect an athletic pavilion, construct a
bicycle track, toboggan slide, tennis court,
base ball grounds, etc, makmg tbe place a
headquarters for all kinds of sport
Glorious Time at Wedding.
south orwalk, conn., reo. is. At a
Hungarian wedding in Whistle villa at 4
O'clock yesterday morning a drunken fight
occurred, in which John Hustle, a desperate
character, was stabbed and killed by Dan
Bartiush. The murderer was arrested.
A Train Bobber Gets Away.
Dead wood, D. T., Feb. 18. John Wilson,
tbe Homestead train robber, who was ldly
wounded and captured In the attempt on Oct
t last, and who turned state's evidence against
Mckerson, Telford, and Dock Dougherty.
escape 1 from the jail Saturday night
Will Try the low Schedule.
Des Moikes, la, Feb. IS. President Per
kins and Solicitor Blythe, of the Burlington ;
Judge Hubbard, of the Northwestern, and
Bird and Fish of tbe Milwaukee road, ap
peared before the Iowa railway commission
ers Saturday and mode a request in general
terms for a new schedule of rates which shall
be higher than that recently adopted and now
in force. These representations were witbout
avail as the commissioners were fully deter
mined to try the lowa rates first If they
were too low they promised to raise them.
Should be Attended to at Once.
London, Feb. 18. The relations between
President Carnot and Lord Lytton, the
British ambassador to France, have become
very much strained over a point ot etiquette
upon the observance of which Madame Car
not has insisted. Lord Lytton refuses to
yield the point and a painful coolness between
the president and the ambassador is the re
A Trade Union Secession.
New York, Feb. 18. At yesterday's meet
ing ot the Central Labor union a split oc
curred, thirty-two organizations withdraw
ing to form a separate union. The meeting
was stormy and personal encounters occurred.
The trouble grows out of charges ot bribery
In connection with the brewers' troubles. Tbe
seceding organizations claim to represent SO,'
London, Feb. 18. It is asserted that Mr.
Labouchere in bis testimony before the Par
nell commission will admit that he offered
Pigott 1,000 to swear that the Parnell let
ters were forgeries, but will assert that he
did not make the offer until after Pigott had
confessed to him that ths letters were not
Tbe Weather We May Expect.
W asbinotom Citt, Feb. 18. The Indications
for thirty -six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
as follows: For Indiana and Blinols Clear-
Ing. colder weather, with northwesterly winds.
For Michigan fair, colder weather, followed
by warmer, northwesterly winds. For Iowa
Clearing-, colder weather, followed by warmer;
northwesterly winds. For Wisconsin Fair,
wamsr weatner, variants winas.
Philadelphia has 847.000 people and
4 fhA 'WWV a ae h .
hv.wj nouses, wnue .new x or K, with
1,800,000 inhabitants, is said to hay bat
Iowa's Governor in a New Sor
A VICTIM OF THE TTJEHET CASE
What Came cf the Movement to Get a
Wayward Foung Man a Pardon The
Governor Could Not See lis Justice and
Explained His Views In a Way That the
W. V. M,'s Mother Takes Exceptions To
Young Tarucy's Record.
Des Moines, la., Feb. 18. Governor Lar
rabee was indicted Saturday for criminal
libel by the Polk county grand jury. Thret
years ago Chester Turney, a boy, was ar
rested at Preston, Jackson county, charged
with the theft of several small articles from
residences and stores in the village, mostly in
the nature of food, wearing apparel, or ma
terial to keep bim warm, which was carried
to a cave in the woods where be made bit
abode. Ilis stepfather was a worthless man
and his mother was ill, so that wben be wat
placed upon trial on the fourteen indict
ments pending against bim he had none but
tbe lawyer appointed by the court to counsel
and advise him. He was convicted on four
teen counts and sentenced to seventeen years
in the penitentiary.
Wben Mrs. Turney recovered from her ill
ness she began the task of getting a pardon
for her boy. CKjvornor Larrabee was urged
with a good deal of persistence to take thr
case-up, but he refused. Mrs. Turney, still
undaunted, decided to appeal to the public.
She laid the ease before the ministerial asso
ciation of Des Moines, which resulted in th
appointment of a special committee to in
vestigate the case. They looked up the rec
ords and the documents ou file in the gov
ernor's olMee, obtained tbe views of re!iabk
persons who were familiar with the case, and
decided unanimously that an unconditional
pardon was the only means that would right
the wrong of Turney's imprisonment Bui
the governor was obdurate aud would do
Mrs. Turney continue.! tbe agitation, goi.it
from town to town iu the state speaking tc
tha people and telying upon charitable con
tributions to defray the expenses. Finally
the press took tbe matter up. This drove tbe
governor to mako a defense, which came in
tbe shape of a pamphlet giving bis view ol
tbe case and containing an extract from a
local paper in Jackson county charging that
Mrs. Turney had two hutbands living.
Ibis pamphlet was sent to almost every
prominent man in Iowa. It is this publica
tion that laid the foundation fur the Indict
ment When the pamphlet appeared with
this attack upon ber honor Mrs. Turney and
her friends felt that nothing was left for bet
to do but to appeal to the grand jury, and tbe
rase was laid before that body about two
weeks ago. The governor was one of tho wit-
ses summoned. An indictment was re
turned Saturday morning. The governor
has demanded a speedy trial.
Young Turney has been charged with
many robberies, and in fact was considered a
"terror,'' nobody feeling safe. His robberies
were in some cases most daring, and at last
the excitement reached a climax and tbe
citizens getting a clue to where Turney could
be found proceeded to invest the place, and
twenty-five armed men made it their busine
one day to "smoke bim out" He was in
terrupted in an attempt to commit
burglary and received part of a load
of snot in his leg, but managed to get away
and to Lis hiding place in a cave on the bank
of tbe Mississippi river near Pieston. Thlf
place was surrounded by armed men and
when Turney went down to the river to get
some water bis hunters got tbe drop on bim.
and captured bim, one of the hunters. Al
Matthews, having bim covered with a re
volver, and soon Chester Turney was in the
hands of twenty-five men who bud been want
ing him for a long time. They found four
loaded revolvers on him, two in each hie
Xow, Chet," said Al Matthews, 'show us
where you keep your plunder.
The youth was silent, and hi cantor, who
were terribly excited, grew threatening.
Turney weakened and led tbe party up tlit
bank a piece and into a sort ot cave w iui
huge shelving rock for a roof. On the nr
of the cave was Charles Prusta's wolf robe
and clothing belonging to half a dozen mem
bers of the party, while leaning against the
walls . were grain sacks from whose
open ends bulged revolvers, accord -eons,
violins and dressinsj-cxaes from
the store of Jenkius & Co., cut
lery and plated ware from the store of D. M
Essick, clothing from the house of Ben Van
Steinburg, and quantities of goods easily
identified by the youth's captors. In a cor
ner was a five-gallon jar of molasses and
some butter and cheese from the cellar ot
Mrs. Osbum. A double team and wagon
were sent for and a little lief ore noon the cav
alcade entered Preston in triumph.
The proof was conclusive and Turney wat
convicted and sentenced.
WINDOWS VISIT TO HARRISON.
Be Spend Four Hours In Conference
Is Mam as to Results.
Indianapolis, Feb. 18. When ex-Secre j
tary Windom arrived here Saturday be was
met by Private Secretary Halford and taken
direct to the Harrison homestead, where he
and the president-elect held a private confer
ence of four hours' dura tion. Ha refused to
be interviewed, saying that he was a private
citizen, and came and went as bo pleased, but
he could not talk on tbe subject desired, as ii
was not his secret. He did, however, totally
repudiate tbe story printed in these dis
patches about bis purpose to appoint Judge
uevins, ol Umo, solicitor of the treasury de
partment as a sort of redemption of a prom
ise ot tbe Garfield administration. It was
false, he said, from beginning to end.
Mr. Windbm left Gen. Harrison's just in
time to catch a train east, and would onlv
say that 'it was in response to a telegraphic
request from Gen. Harrison that I came, and
you can emphasize it all vou want to. The
conference was pleasant and satisfactory
There is nothing more that I can say about
it As to what was said or what was done it
Is Gen. Harrison's secret."
A telegram from 2ew York states that
Windom just before be left that city tor
ujuiuiiHiwiu Sam, wnue rei using to deny or
alarm that he was to be secretary of the
treasury, tuai wnen that portfolio was dis
posed ol tbe cabinet 6late would be complete.
It has not yet been definitely decided wben
the president-elect and his family will leave
here for Washingtou, but they expect to start
within the next ten days. Gen. Harrison is
looking very well, and bis intimate friends
say that while the strain upon him since his
nomination bas been very great, he has been
fully equal to the task, and judging- from
present indications be will enter upon his ex
ecutive duties in tbe best of health and spirits.
Tbe "Woman's club" of this city has is ued
Invitations to its members for a reception at
the Kew-Denisoji hotel on Tuesday in honor
of Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. McKee, both of
whom are members of the organization. It
is expected that this will be the last enter
tainment in which these ladies will partici
pate prior to their departure for tbe capital.
The Republican Gets the Seat.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 18. The Bates
Evans congressional contest was decided
Saturday by the supreme court in favor of
L Clay Evans, the Republican candidate,
who will receive tbe certificate of election
from Governor Taylor.
Macker and Hi Syndicate.
Evaksvilue, Ind., Feb. ia Negotiations
which have been pending for some timo be
tween the Atackey syndicate and the stock
holders of the Louisville, Evansville Sc St,
Louis railroad for the control of the latter
nasVvere closed in New York Saturday
morning The air-line has been purchased by
Mews, Mocker, Heilman and Bayard, and
will be under the same management a the
Evansville & Terr Haute, the Peoria, De
catur ac fvansviUe, and tbe Evansville & In
dianapolis. The general offices of the road
will be moved to this city at as early a date
AH bamorrliagM, are quickly controlled
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
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IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY,
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