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THE KOOK&TBi;Am A WTCrS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1889.
THE DAILY VRGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Tuesday. Febbcaby 1JT. 18M)
Mr. Walter Johssow. the astute ed
itor of tbe Union, expects to be appoint
ed canal commissioner by bia excellency.
Got. Fifer, this week. In case he se
cures tbe appointment it is to be pre
sumed that be will turn over the active
management of our morning contempora
ry to bia partner and relapse into a state
of innocuous desuetude as far as newepa
per work is concerned.
Th reatrnet Met Aside.
Tbe Democrat Oaxettt says tbat through
tbe efforts of Congressmen Ha
and Oest, backed by Geo. Benet,
chief of ordinance, and Major McG'mnis,
acting commandant at Rock Island arse
nl, tbe war department has rejected tbe
bids for dressed stone for the arsenal dam
that the Ohio sandstone trust bad virtu
ally cornered, and new proposals are to
be advertised for stone, both dtesaed and
undressed. This will throw the contract
for material open to competition, ond it
will be the fault of the owners of the
quarries in Illinois and Iowa tbat yield
tone of eicellent quality for the purpose
if one of them does not get the order.
Quarrymen can put in bids for stone both
dressed and undressed, the difference in
price representing tbe labor cast and
margin of profit for the additional under
taking of cutting tbe stone to fit; and as
this is a serious matter, tbat should be
superintended by a qualified engineer.tbe
department will in all probability find it
to the advantage of the government to
have the stone cut here under the imme
diate directions 9t the officers on Rock
CUPID'S CRUEL CUPIDITY.
A.Te Lor Laekrnbirh Beeoui- In
use Throng 1 I nraciprocneit Affec
tion". Uollne'n Latent b reak.
A German named Fred Luckenbach,
aged forty, who lives an Third avenue
near Twentieth street in Moline, was
brought down to Rock Island last night
and lodged in the county jail pending an
examination as to his mental condition.
Tbe DitpatcK says in reference to him:
Although he spent a couple of years in
an insane asylum in Germany be for com
ing here, his present m ilady seems to man
ifest itself chiefly on one subject an in
orJinate, unreciprocated affection for a
certain estimable young lady, one of Mo
lice's efficient corps of public school
teachers. Ue has, while striving to be
exceedingly respectful to her, managed to
make himself a terror not only to the
young woman but to the wbole family of
which she is a member. If he meets her
on the streets, he bows almost as low as
a devout pa ?aa to bis favorite diety. un
covering bis weak, unbalanced cranium
at tbe same time.
He has paid many visits to tba resl
dence, and is madder than a March bare
at ber pa who has uniformly excluded
him. In fact bis visits have been eo nu
merous of late that tbe family have been
prisoners, being obliged to keep doors
locked day and nignt, and to admit no
one who does not reveal tbelr identity by
whispering their names through the key
hole, and that, too, in a whisper that
doesn't sound like Luckenbach 'a. When
a member of tba family goes out tbe sur
roundings must first be inspected from
the upper windows, and tbe doors care
fully locked after the exit is made. About
a month ago, as Mr. Luckenbach was
making one of bis profound obeisances
ou tbe street to a young lady, sbe re
turned ber compliments through tbe
barh instrumentality of an umbrella
flung into his face but nothing daunted
be has kept up his oourt, or his siege, as
it might more properly be called. Be
bus threatened to snoot the young lady's
venerable pa on sight for keeping him
out of the house. He clips scraps out
of newspapers on love topics.
Tlit trial of this sadly demented Indi
vidual is taking place this afternoon.
A man who has practiced medicine for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
read what be says:
Toledo, O., Jan. 10. 1887.
Messrs. F. J. Client y & Co. Gentle
men: 1 have been in tbe general
practice of medicine for most 40 years,
and would say tbat in all my practice and
experience, have never seen a prepara
tlon that I could prescribe with as much
confidence of success as I can Bail's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by you.
Have prescribed it a great many times
and ita effect is wonderful, and would
aay In conclusion tbat I iave yet to find
a case of catarrh that it would not cure,
if they would take it according to direc
tions. Tours truly,
L. L. Uorotjch, M. D ,
Office, SIS bummlt street.
We will give f 100 for any case of
catarrh tbat can not be cured with Bali's
Catarrh Cure. Taken internally.
F. J. Cheket & Co., Props., Toledo. O.
sETSo!a by druggists, 75c.
SPALDING'S ATHLETES IN ITALY.
The Enterprising Bin Balllst Falls to Se"
cure the Cm of the Coliseum.
Naples, Feb. 19 Sunday night tbe Ameri
can boll players reached here, having been
preceded by Spalding and Lynch. The au
thorities forbade tbe use of the ampltheater
here and tbe coliseum In Rome, although
Spalding offered to put up 6,000 big round
dollars for the latter privilege. The first
game in Italy will bs played here Feb. 34.
Bnow will prevent the proposed contests In
Berlin and Vienna, and tbe weather is bad In
Paris. All m tbe party are well, but some
re getting homesick.
Something Abont the Huntington Lines.
New York, Feb. 19. C. P. Huntington
withdraws from all his railroad properties
east of the Mississippi shortly, retaining con
trol of tbe Southern racific system only. Tht
ISewport News A Mississippi Valley, the
Chesapeake & Ohio, tbe Cleveland, Colum
bus. Cincinnati & Indianapolis, and the Cuv
rnnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago
roads will be consolidated into a new system,
of which President IngaUs, of tbe "Big Four;
will proably be at tbe head.
It TV as a Fatal Exposure.
Danville, 111., Feb. 19 Mrs. Fannie Mo-
Maun, baptised recently with several otben
iter tbe ice bad been cut from the river for
that purpose, caught a very severe eold and
abe is now lying at death's door. Tbe res
has created much gossip and Interest, as sb
walked from tbe place of immersion through
the snow in ber stocking feet, carrying a 0-
weks-old baby in her arms.
Tailors on a Strike.
Omaha, Feb. 19. About 1C0 union tail on
went on a strike here yesterday because ol
reduction of near y 10 per cent In theii
No Instance is known where Salvation
Oil bat failed in giving immediate relief
from rheumatism or neuralgia. At all
druggists. Twenty-five cents.
Do you suffer from catarrh t Tou can
be cured if you take Hood's Sarieparilla.
the great blood purifier. Sold by ail
On Sleeping Victims
A Hartford, Conn., Hotel Tutv
bles into Ruins.
EIGHTEEN DEAOSO FAR RECOVERED
Ten Injured Taken from the Debris and
Seventeen Others Not Yet Ac
The Disaster Caused by a Boiler Explosion
Facts Showing Ita Tremendous tn
ergjr The Building- a Compute Wreck
ana the Man Who Caused It Dead Cy
clonic Visitation In Alabama A Dosee.
People Killed and Great Destruction of
Property Terrible Eomor at Montreal
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 19. The people of
this city were roused out of their beds at 5
o'clock yesterday morning by rumble and
crash tbat produced one of the most fright
ful disasters ever known here. When the
half-awake crowd which murged In the direc
tion of tbe noise reached the arena it was
one never to be forgotten. Tbe Fark Central
hotel, a five-story building lay before them a
mass of broken timbers, brick, twisted Iron
and debris. The ruin was complete; hardly
one brick lay In its proper place upon
another. And imprisoned in this mass of
ruins wer an unknown number of people,
many dead, others grievously hurt, while, as
it turned out, still others had miraculously
eacnptd serious injury.
"Bow did it happen?" was a question on
every one's tongue. - Rumor flew around
that the building and been lonij deemed un
safe iind bod finally fallen of its own
weight and that of its many occupants; for
it was a favorite stopping place for many
visitors to this city and especially so for com
mercial travelers. Cut the cause was not
structural weakness. The force that had
wrought this ruin was one greet enough to
hare crushed the strongest building. Tbe
lG-horse power boiler iu the basement had
exploded and brought the house down on its
sleeping inmates. The engineer goes away
at midnight, hanking bis fires. He has been
arretted on a charge of manslaughter. 11 is
name is Alexander T. Suer. It is conjec
tured that Oaiiies, the p rtor, may have
started the pumps, and caused the explosion
by turning cold water into an overheated
boiler, t ut as he is dead, no litht is likely to
be thrown on this subject. Tbe shock was
felt all over the city. Windows for a block
around were smashed.
When the explosion occurred the wbole
five-story brick building collapsed into a con
futed pile of masonry and timbers, except a
part of the rear, where a tier of rooms re
mained standing, but with the partitions torn
away, so that the interiors of the rooms were
visible. Some of these rooms afterward
crumbled down with their occupunts upon
tbe del.ris below. There were only a tew
shrieks nnd moans beard, then all was silent.
Tbe fire which began to burt forth was soon
extinguished by the firemen. Tbe servants
occupied an annex in the rear and were got
out by ladders from the windows, the stair
case having been demolished by tbe fall of
the main budding. A few of the more ex
citable employes Jumped to tbe ground, but
were only slightly injured."
As soon as the first shock of fright and
horror had passed away measures to recover
the rtfjed and relieve the injured were taken.
The fire and police alarms brought wilting
ad experienced hands to the work, and
later the militia was called on to keep back
the great crowd which pressed up around the
building and delayed the search for tbe un
fortunate. The lower floor of Judd Sc Root's
wool warehouse was converted into a tem
porary morgue, where the coroner, me Ileal
examiner, and assistant physicians cared for
the victims until the dead oould be identified,
and the Injured removed to hospitals. Tbe
city provided caskets for the unclaimed
bodies. Host oi tbe bodies bear compara
tively few marks of bums. Death seems in
most cases to have been due to suffocation or
As a result of systematic and untiring
work all the long day, the report at 8 o'clock
last evening of duad and wounded was as
Dead D. B. Euell, Jeweler, Hartford;
George Gaines, colored porter; J. G. Engler,
drtig clerk, Hartford; John W. Hotisman.
traveler for Revere Rubber company, Bos
ton; J. C. Hill, Buffalo, 75. Y., commercial
traveler; Louis H. Bronson, secretary of the
Hartford Stove company ; wife and young
daughter of Mr. Bronenn ; George Ketchum,
brother of landlord; Eddie Ketchum, aged
11, son of landlord; George W. Root, aged
60, of Brockport, i. Y., traveler for Walte,
Williams & Co., Boston; A. H. Tillotson,
traveler for the llerriil Chemioal company,
of Cincinnati, O. ; unknown man, 40 years
old, brown hair, s'lgntly bald, heavy
mustache, light eyes; unknown man, 40 years
old, black hair, mustache and goatee, weight
about VKX) pounds; two more oodles a man
and a woman were in sight. Total, 16.
List of injured at hospital: Helen LePort,
!7ew Britain, scalp wounds and bruises;
Rachel Cramer, Avon, bruised end scratched;
Jacob B. Turpin, colored barber; Walter M.
Gay, Bayonite, N. J., suffering from ex
posure; a Jtw York agent of the Higganum
Manufacturing Co. ; Henry SteffeL Philadel
phia, commercial traveler, sprained ankle ;
Wellington Ketchum, proprietor of the hotel,
brubwd; wire of Mr. Ketchum, general
bruises; Jennie Decker, Unionvlllo, broken
leg; Michael Corrigan, UnionvUie, bruised.
All the above are doing well, borne of the
bodies taken out were badly dlsCgui ed and
burned, but in many cases the faces were un
injured, and retained no trace of suffering.
Electric lights were provided and new
force took its place to prosecute tbe search,
all tbe persons in the hotel were not yet
accounted for. The register of the hotel had
had not beeu found, and Night Clerk Perry
was buried in the ruins, but estimates agree
pretty cloeery that about fifty persons were
in tbe hotel The authorities are over
whelmed with telegrams of Inquiry from
people in all parts of the country, who fear
that friends or relatives may have been in tbe
hotel. Of the number in the house twenty
six were accounted for sixteen dead and ten
injured, as given above.
The force or tbe explosion may be con
ceived by the fact that such articles as the
following were blown into the windows of
the Earl house on the opposite side of the
street: A piece of paper, upon which was
written George E. Harrington, No. 10
Grand street, Waterbury; a card marked
with rubber stamp "A. S. Ferris," 34
Washington street, South Uorwalk.
Wellington Ketchum was the landlord and
he. with his wife and his boy of 13, was
caught in the ruins and held for hours before
thev could be rescued, air.- vv alter jh. way,
of New York, brother of the librarian at tbe
Watkinson library, had a narrow escape
from a horrible death. The rescuing party
reached him at 12:30. His body was held
down by timbers and lathing, but ha was
ouuscious during tbe whole t.ur.s, tnough
badly bruised. He left New York Bunday
night for Springfield, not intending to stop
at Hartford. The first intimation be had of
the accident was the tumbling of brick and
mortar and a dull explosion. He did not lose
consciousness a moment, he says,
from the time of the crash.
Tbe water soon poured in upon him and he lay
partially immersed in it. Fortunately the
lathing formed a sort of an arch over bis
bead, and with his free arm be was able to
clear away some of the debris which fell
about bis head. His room was next to tbat
occupied by Mr. Ketchum and his wife, and
he beard the proprietor s voioe in tbe ruins.
Shortly before be was taken out Mr. Ketchum
was still alive. Stimulated by this news from
the ruins the men worked with renewed
vigor, and a few moments after 1 o'clock both
Mr. Ketchum and bis wife were taken out
alive. They were carried into Dr. Smith's
office and everything done for them.
Later. Three more bodies bad been re
covered up to midnight. They are those of
Max Galody, proprietor of The Hartford
Herald; bis wife, and Mrs. Andrew F. Whit
ing. Mrs. Whiting's body is burned to a
Tba body of 9. J. C. Pendleton, of India
n(ipolis,-who was soliciting subscriptions for
tbe Heiulrlck's m nutrient, Is known to be in
The search was kept up all night, the force
at work at 2 a. m. being larger than at any
previous time. At 2 a. m. the dead num
bered 1$; at j hospital, 10; known to be in
Pendleton Waa In Luck.
Isdiakapolis, Teb. 10. R. J. C. Pendle
ton, of this city, who was reported as being
one of the victims of the Hartford hotel dis
aster, telegraphed . his son bore yesterday
afternoon that he left the hotel on Saturday
to spend Bunday -vith another son in Ver
mont, and stayed Just long enough to miss
tbe accident i
CYCLONE IN THE SOUTH.
A Doeeo Persons Killed as Far as Heard
From and any More Injured.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 19. The southeastern
part of Banks county was visited by a terrific
cyclone before day reak yesterday morning.
The house of Thomas Stevenson was blown
to piecou and tie whole family lifted
up and carried high into tbe air.
Stevenson and one of his sons were
blown into tree and killed. The remain
der of the family wre seriously, if not fatal
ly fnjured. w , M. MeadoiV house was slmi
ilarly torn to pieces, and both Meadors and
his wife were killed by falling timber.
Twelve other perse ns were hurt by flying
timbers aud by beicg blown against trees and
Birvinohajc, Ala., Feb. 19. The path
of the tornado through Kelly county, was
twenty miles in len th, and crossed a rather
thickly settled couatry. A number of peo
ple were badly injured. It is reported that
five or six persons were killed outright Tbe
damage is estimated at 100,000.
Awful DUiiator Humored.
Montreal, Feb. 19. A report has just
been circulated here that a terrible railroad
accident has occurred at St Hilaire,' on the
line of the Grand Ti unk railw-ay. The rumor
states that a passenger train of the Central
Vermont, for Boston and ew York, went
through the bridge which crosses the Riche
lieu river between Bslolle and St Hilaire. If
the report is true, a terrible calamity has
happened, as the brie ge crosses a gorge nearly
iwuieeiin ueignt itie railway authorities
refused either to coulrm or deny tbe truth
of the story.
NOVEL ADVERTISING SCHEME.
It Get a Burglar Alarm Inventor Into
Pretty 1 ight Place.
Lt.nn, Mass., Feb. 19 Edward Oakes, ex
chief of police of Saigus, was arrested about
midnight Sunday for trying to break
into tbe house of C G. Ames. The police
had been notified of the attempt by a man
named Jordan, whom Oakes took into his
confidence. He hod pried open a window of
the Ames residence aid started the burglar
alarm. When he saw be was discovered he
tried to escape, but was captured in East
Sangus. A jimmy with his name marked on
it and policeman's badge aud club were
found on him.
Oakes was the proprietor of a burglar
alarm, and had just finished placing an alarm
on Mr. Ames' house. He alleges that Jordan
came to him and saic they could advertise
the alarm by ringing them off, Jordan saying
he would do it himself. Oakes concluded to
go to the house, and stationed himself in tbe
street while Jordan p -led open tbe window.
When the alarm rang Oakes ran away. Jor
dan Says Oakes asked him to do the Job to ad
vertise the alarm. Jordan then gave the
matter to the police with the above result
Trying to Solve tic e Samoan Problem.
Lo.VDOJt, Feb. 19. The Standard's Berlin
correspondent says be understands that the
German government is disposed to suspend
hostilities in Samoa during tbe Samoan
conference, but only oncondition that
estates belonging to German sub
jects be evacuated ty Samoans, and that
boundary lines of the oeligereuts' possessions
be marked and respect ed. This can not be done
officially, however, bemuse Germany regards
Metaafa as a rebel leador, not as a king. Tbe
Frankfort Gazette suggests that the three
governments should recall their present
Semoan agents on the ground that they have
interfered over-much In the quarrels of the
Suicide of un Invalid.
GaLVESTOS, Tex., Feb. 19. Miss C. Hor
ton, a passenger on t ie steamship Nueces,
which arrived from Ntw York Sunday, com
mitted suicide by jumping iuto the gulf ofl
this city. MissHortor., who was about )
years of age, bad for tl.e la?t two years been
a patient in several New York hospitals,
where sbe was being trated for an Injury to
her spina Physicians finally pronounced her
case hopelea, and sbe vas advised to return
to ber Texas home. As the vessel neared this
port she told the captain that she hated to re
turn to her good friend i to be a burden upon
them. No suspicion ttat the intended sui
cide was had, however.
Editor O'Brien In Court Again.
Dcelin, Feb. 19. In consequence of the
trial of Wro, O'Brien a. Tralee yesterday
large extra force of pol ce and military was
present, and the people were strictly forbid
den to assemble in any part of tbe town upon
any pretext O'Brien -vas pale and some
what emaciated. Duri igthe hearing Tim
othy Healy, counsel for O'Brien, called CoL
Turner a sneak. The magistrates ordered
Healy to retract his wo -da, but be refused to
do so, whereupon be waa forcibly ejected
from the room, and the court abruptly ad
Herbert Gladstone on Thone Evictions.
LONnos, Fal. 19. Ha-bert Gladstone bat
written a letter defend ng the evictions on
bis father's estate at Hawarden. He says
that tbe evictions were I erf eotly compatible
with all reasonable upholding of the cause of
the Irish tenauts. The attempts made to
compare English with Irish tenants, he de
clares, are futile, because the Irish have ac
quired a right in their holdings which does
not exist in kugland.
THE STATUE OP LEWIS CASS
Michigan's Contribution to tbe Congree
nlonal Statunry HaU.
WA6H1S0T0X Citt, Feb. 19. When tbe
resolutions accepting t ie statue of Lewis
Cass to be placed in the statuary ball in the
capltol, was reached in tie senate yesterday,
Palmer proceeded to
address the senate in
eulogy of the great
statesman. He spoke
of Gen. Cass as one
who, more than any
other, had been iden
tified with the in
fancy of Michigan,
and who had defended
her in war, guided
ber ybutbful foot
steps, laid down rules
of conduct for her,
had brought order
out of chaos, bad
(when separated from
ber by oceans) still
clung to her as bis
home, and fondly
looked to ber soil as
the dust with which Tax cabs btatce.
his own was to coimuiiigli. After a review
of the public service of G en. Cas, Mr. Palm'
er said that he knew of n o public man who
had filled so many places in the economy of
me teacher, explorer, ntgotiator of treaties,
governor, pioneer, lawytr, legislator, mar
shal, soldier, diplomat, secretary of war,
senator, aud secretary state, in all of
which positions Gen. Ciss had acquitted
mruseu surprisingly well
REPORT OF STANLEY'S DEATH.
One of Those Reliable Couriers Says the
Great Explorer Has Been Killed.
Paris, Feb. 19. The ccrrespondent of The
Petit Journal at St Salvador, la the Congo
Free State, says that a courier has arrived at
that place from the west coast, who states
mat a report is current tb are that Henrv M.
Stanley was killed in a fight with the natives
near Man gam be. Tbe cturier reports tbat
several Instruments which have been Iden
tified as belonging to Btailey have been sold
by the natives. - -
The southern Oaltfora it hotel are well
filled with eastern gueati;.
I V 1 J
! Resents His Removal. !
Edgerton Makes Public His Let
ter to Cleveland.
L DECIDEDLY TAET DELIVERANCE,
(n Which the Ex-Commissioner Takes tbe
President to Task Without Any Pretense
at Amiability The Judge's Opinions
Very Plainly Expressed and His Critl
elsms Presented In Vigorous United
states A Charge Against His late Col
leagues. Washington Citt, Feb 19. Judge Ed-,-erton,
lately removed from tbe position of
civil service commissioner, has addressed an
open letter to President Cleveland, in which
be criticises the president severely for this
action, impugns bis motives in making the
removal, and accuses the president, by not re
moving him before the election, of "playing
false with the Mugwumps to enable you to
win with the Democrats."
Judge Edgerton, in opening bis letter, says:
"I was indebted to you for tbe only appoint
ive office I ever held. You now declare by
your action that you regret the appointment.
I, with right, can say that I.regret the accept
ance. Your regret was never made known
to me by you in any word or utterance or
action until now, at the close of your admin
istration, and on the day before my removal
If you bad any Just or unjust cause
of complaint against me you bad not
before that time made it known to
me. You have never asked from me
any explanation of newspaper or other
statements and charges reflecting upon me
whicb may have come to your knowledge. If
any of these were ever made known to you,
such knowledge was withheld from me. No
intimation was ever made to me by you, or
by any one acting for you, that my opinions
or actions were not approved by you. I cer
tainly could not 1 expected to make inquiry
of you concerning charges, or of your opin
ions which were never disclosed to me. Of
course, if you heltevod me unfit for the posi
tion or neglectful of duty, you should have
removed me long ago, but I presume there
were prudential political reasons why you did
not make the removal until after the election.
In this regard it would almost seem as if you
were willing to play false with the Mug
wumps to enable you to win with the Demo
crats. "And here permit me to define the term
Mugwump,' as referring to a class of politi
cal reformers who have the spirit of re
formation without the common sense and
good judgment to reform; as reforms are
not effected by unjust personal denunciation,
but by reason. The result of the election
plaoed you in a dilemma from whioh few peo
ple would have known how to extricate
themselves. You found a man on your
hands whom the Mugwumps had declared
war upon, as an enemy to their civil service
reform theories, and your plan of becoming
their representative in the future would be
weakened or defeated if some assurance of
your fidelity to their cause oould not be se
cured. Accordingly it appears that you de
cided upon tbe removal of the bead of tbe
commitoion; and deeming Mr. Thompson a
good enough Mugwump for them, you, there
fore, demanded my resignation that you
might appoint him, apparently as an atone
ment for your previous Inaction."
Judge Edgerton tben calls tbe president's
attention to the fact that on the ftJd of July,
1358, be was a good enough civil service com
missioner for the president, when tbe latter
indorsed the fourth annual report of the com
sion, and said : "The path of the civil service
reform has not at all times been pleasant or
easy. The scojje and purpose of the reform
have been much misapprehended ; and this
has not only given rise to strong opposition,
but has led to its invocation by its friends to
compass objects not In the least related to it,"
and the Jude asks: -Did I then bold such a
relation to the commission as to be included
in your commendation! Or did I then hold a
relation to it which justified my removal i If
included in the commendation, what has since
transpired to justify a removal
Mr. President, with due courtesy to tbe
high office you bold, allow me to say tbat
you are a very peculiar man; a positive man,
positively wrong or positively right, and,
therefore, an unsafe man to trust; and tbat
element in your character, I believe, led to
Judge Edgerton then observes that tbe
president was "credulous enough" to be
lieve be was elected president by the Mug
wumps, and, therefore, permitted them to
malign his real friends and flatter him into a
policy which led to defeat; that as a result of
not permitting his real friends to admonish
him with freedom and confidence, he suffered
for want of friends; and the president's
"wrecked and wretched greatness," be says,
has discovered that there is no true success
in life without the power and blessing of
friendship. Judge Edgerton then asserts
that, having sworn to do so, it had been his
constant effort to support the civil service
law; but he did not swear to support Mug
wump interpretation of it, based on the mon
strous assumption that the commission was
independent of law. Referring to bis inter
view with the president, when the latter re
quested him to resign, the ex-civil service
When, on the Btb day of February, you
requested my resignation, you expressly de
clared tbat you bad no other reason than that
it would enable you to nominate Mr. Thomp
son for commissioner, who, without my
resignation, would nave no prospect of con
firmation by tbe senate. Among the many
newspaper charges against me, I banded to
you The Chicago Tribune of the 14th of
December, which stated, among other things,
tbat for several months you bad contem
plated my removal. After reading tbe state
ment carefully, you declared tbe whole ar
ticle to be 'a be,' assuring me that you had
been, and was still, my friend; and for tbat
reason that it was due to you, as a personal
favor, that I should give you my resignation
to enable you, if possible to provide a place
for Mr. Thompson.
"As already said, I may have been wrong
in many things, but not in fidelity to the civil
service law. This I was sworn to execute,
and so were you. Was it faithful execu
tion of the law to appoint commissioner
and then not to ask him to any conference or
consultation concerning its business? By
whose advice, through whose action, were
you led to believe that this was just I You
must not (and I presume you do not) claim
any immunity from censure; neither can you
be indifferent to it, even from members of
your own party, to whom your indifference
is past understanding; neither must you ex
pect that -ruth and justice will remain in
active. You will be censured and condemned
because you put no trust in your own party,
but believed yourself to be better than your
own and greater than all parties. You have
ascertained that the many were not made for
the one. It' you can find es many reasons for
removing me as the Democratic party,
through an tudifference which was simply
retaliatory, had for removing you, I shall be
quite willing to remain with you in the
gloom of defeat"
Commenting on the civil service law,
Judge Edgerton says: "In other and older
nations, where similar laws have come into
force, their adoption has only len effected
after a great lapse of time, through experi
ence and (Mitient deliberation. Any attempt
to expan 1 It per saltum in this country, so as
to make it pervade all the departments of tbe
government, aud to make large appropria
tions for the purpose necessary, was calcu
lated to make It more odious, if not to defeat
it entirely. This is my opinion of tbe law,
and acting at all times in conformity with it,
I bave been constrained to look with die
favor upon attempts to extend it so as to in
clude every branch of the governmental ser
vice when such extension was not required,
but really an embarrassment to the business
of the service, and brought into the commis
aion subjects really foreign to its purposes."
Referring to a new clvll-aervlce rule pro
posed by Commissioner Lyman, and endorsed
by Mr. Oberly, which provided that when
ever dismissal from the executive civil
service is made, written statement Of tbe
cause of tba dismissal must be fijgd with the
order of dismissal, ?udge' Edgerton says to
the president: - "You rejected it, and differed
by so doing with the majority of the commis
sion, but agreed with me;" and for this, be
adds, the preeldent has been severely cen
sured by the aame newspapers whicb have de
manded bia removal.
In some general criticisms of tbe president
and bis administration, Judge Edgerton says:
"You bad declared to the country that
publio office was public trust' Tbe Dem
ocratic party, great and just, had declared
that you should be its trustee, and you held
tbe great publfc trust of president for it, and
for the whole country. You came to your
high office in the confidence of your party,
and with tbe respect of your opponents, all
wishing you honorable success. But it was
soon disclosed tbat you did not know the
party which bad made you its trustee. You
believes you bad will, and, therefore, a
destiny tbat would enable you to rise above
your party and to disregard the opinion and
advice of ita most eminent men. This you
attempted, and, therefore, disregarded your
obligations as your party's trustee. You for
got that there was such a thing as political
gratitude, and that it was neither vice nor
crime. In the belief that you were false to
your trust to both parties, you were removed
by the action of both. Your own party had
the power to retain you, but united with its
opponents to make certain your defeat You
have been taught that great men with des
tinies are not always wise, except in their
Judge Edjrerton theu defends bis action as
commissioner, in opposing oustom house and
postoffloe investigations, noue of whicb, be
says, were productive of beneficial results,
and were never heard of after being placed
in tbe president's bands; although the ex
pense of making, and of printing, and re
printing these reports, with other extrava
gances, absorbed the appropriation for print
ing for tbe commission, to the great embar
rassment of its legitimate business, compet
ing it to postpone examinations, to the detri
ment of tbe public service. He opposed
these investigations to protect the president's
appointees against Injustice, unless distinct
charges by responsible persons were made of
violations of the law and rules, and this op
position to investigations, he says, was pro- ,
nounced a violation of the letter and spirit
of the law, and every censure upon bis posi
tion by the Mugwump press was magnified
by other members of the commission into
hostility cr unwillingness to aid in enforcing
In concluding hi letter, Judge Edgerton
says: "Considering the nature of the attacks
made upon me by lucinhvi-s of l be commis
sion for attack bave gone to tbe press
which it was iniixoMhlo could have beeu in
spired in any other quarler-v-I am Justified
in stating one single fact of mischievous dis
trust and wrongdoing on the jart of a com
missioner in charge. Collector Magone,
of New York, addressed to me a per
sonal letter, thus marked on tbe envelope,
tbe postage paid, no indication that it could
be official, on the inside also marked
personal, and this letter was opened and read
by tbe commissioner in charge, and for
warded to the other commissioner then in
Boston, and by him answered before the let
ter was sent to me, then at home in the west
From such sources as this lias come nearly
all of the attacks upon trie, and, I doubt not,
most of the misrepresentations of my opin
ions made to you; whether they had any in
fluence is questionable.
"This Mr. President, I bulisve to be a tem
perate statement of the cae."
TO ACCOMMODATE VEST
The Senate Calls Buck the Indirect Tea
Bill Cong-rsiM in Bilef.
Washington Citt, Feb. v.. a message
was sent by tbe senate to tbe house yesterday
requesting the return of tbe direct tax bill,
the purpose being to oblige Vest by giving
him an opportunity to tell why he opposed
the bill. Palmer offered a concurrent reso
lution accepting a statue of Lewis Cass
from Michigan, and returning thanks there
for. A number of speeches eulogistic of
Cass wore then made, among the speakers
being Palmer, Morrill, Morgan and Hoar,
and the resolutions were adopted; after
which Coke concluded his four days' speech
against tbe Texas outrage resolutions, and
that matter was laid aside. Tbe bill provid
ing for the taking of tbe eleventh and subse
quent censusos was pawed. The vote by
which the band vs. steam press matter was
postponed indefinitely was on motion of Gor
man reoonshiered, aud the bill placed on the
calendar, and thtm tbe senate adjourned
The house, on motion of Hatch, placed tbe
substitute bill for tbe regulation of tbe sale
Of compound lard on tbe calendar of tbe
committee of the whole and referred it to
tbat committee. The bill for tbe protection
of tbe fur seal and salmon fisher es of
Alaska was recommitted. Tbe Sullivan
Felton con est from tbe Fifth California dis
trict was called up, but tbe Republicans began
filibustering and the boue adjourned.
. The Census Bill.
Washington Citt, Feb. li. Among the
provisions of tbe census bill as it passed tbe
senate yesterday ware the following: Re
quiring t he population schedule to include an
inquiry as to the nnmber of negroes, mulat
tos, quadroons and octoroons ; requiring the
collection of statistics of tbe l-ecorded in
debtedness of private corporations and In
dividuals, and of information relating to
animals not ou farms, allowing to enumera
tors a compensation of ft cents for each sur
viving soldier or soldiers' widow returned,
and requiring the enumerator to give the
names, organisations, and length of service
of surviving soldiers, sailors, and marines, oi
their widows. These were amendments, and
as the bHl Is a bouse bill it go back to tbat
No Democratic Caucus Held.
Wabhixotok City, Feb. 19 The proposed
Democratic caucus was not held last night
because several internal revenue repealers re
fused to sign the ce.lL
There is still 15,0OU,OlU acres of arable land
in Virginia uncul'ivated.
Had to Juuip for Her Life.
Ktw York, Feb. 19. At midnight Sun
day night Mrs. Raid jumped from the first
story of ber residence, 2,137 Seventh avenue.
Three shots which were fired attracted tbe at
tention of an officer, who found John C
Rahl with a smoking revolver in bis hand
and a bullet-hole in his bat He would give no
explanation of what had occurred, and Mrs.
Rahl, who was suffering from a broken leg,
also declined to give any information. Rahl
was am stecL
Valuable Olft to an Art Museum.
New York, Feb. 19 Mra John Crosby
Brown, of No. 86 East Thirty-eeventh street,
baa presented to the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, her rich collection of musical instru
ments. The collection comprises in all 860
pieces and takes rank with the great public
collections of Europe. There are similar col
lections at Berlin, Paris, and Vienna, but It
is said that none are finer or more complete
than that of Mrs. Brown.'
Supposed to Be Somewhat "Short."
St. Locts, Feb. 19. Henry H. Wheeler,
for the past eight years freight claim agent
of the Wabash Western railroad, baa disap
peared, and it is aUeged that he is short in
bis accounts, though to what amount cannot
be ascertained. Vice President How declines
to say more than that Mr. Wheeler has been
removed, and that bis accounts are being ex
amined. To Increase England's Kavy.
S.ONDON, Feb. 19. It is reported that the
English government will introduce a bill in
the coming session cl parliament for a loan
of 100,000,000 for the purpose of increasing
the navy. Twenty men-of-war,' fifty cruis
ers and a number of torpedo boats will be
Woodard'a Sale of Hones.
- Lexington, Ky., Feb. 19. At Woodard's
sale of thoroughbred horses yesterday morn
ing twenty head brought f 13,630, an average
of $981. Tbe highest price animal sold waa
Forrest Wilkes, to F. S. Wilcox, of Idem
MIUs, Pa., for $6,000. .
Gov. Larrabee on Ball.
Dca Moines, la., Feb. 19. Governor Ear-
rabee appeared yesterday by attorney In the
oun ot criminal uoei against nun, and plead
ing not guilty deposited fSOtf in cash forfait
"A. Baltimore tailor Is the father of
H To Mdm.
The Following "Slate" for the
IT IS NOT YET OFFICIAL. H0WEVEB,
Bat Its Correctness is Based on "Excellent
Grounds, with a 14ue of Retreat Left
Open for the Guesser Indiana Gets the
Attorney Generalship and Missouri Is In
Lack with Secretary ot the Interior.
Indianapolis, Feb. 19. There is every
reason to believe that Oen. Harrison will not
make public the names of bis cabinet officers
until after bis inauguration. Con equently
nothing ot an ofllcial character can be
obtained, but there are excellent
grounds for stating that tbe eight
executive officers bave been decided upon,
and tbat unless it is deemed advisable to
change the list between now and March 4 the
nominations of tbe following named will be
sent to tbe senate :
For secretary of state, Jamea O. Blaine;
treasury, William Windom; war, Jeremiah
Rusk; navy, John R. Thomas; interior, J.
W. Noble (Missouri) ; attorney general, W.
H. H. Miller (Indiana) ; postmaster general,
John Wanainaker; secretary of agriculture,
Friends of the president-elect believe that
this is the list, and that it will stand, unless
Mr. Miller declines tbe agricultural port
folio. Carl Pretzel Wants To Be Governor.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 19. Charles
Harris (Carl Pretzel), of Chicago, who wants
to be governor of Alaska, was here again
yesterday presenting bis claims for the posi
tion aud commendations and letters from
various pei'sons. Cob Smith, of New Mexloo,
and J. H. Cheney and Rev. J. W. Dens
more, of Bloomington, Ills., also called on
Geu. Harrison to pay their respects. Mr.
Densmore is tbe man that denied the story
during the campaign that Geu. Harrison bad
denounced tbe Irish in'a speech at Blooming-
ton some years before. The general gave
Mr. Dcusmore a warm reception.
Harrison's Trip to Wellington.
PlTTSBCRQ, Feb. lft Tbe schedule for tba
special traiu to convey Geu. Harrisou frovn
Indianapolis to Washington, was nindu up iu
this city yesterday. The president-elect will
occupy the special car of President Roberts,
of tbe Pennsylvania railroad, aud will leave
Indianapolis about noon Feb. 25, and arrive
at Washington at 2:30 p. m. on the 20tb.
THE STATE LEGISLAT U RES.
They Begin tbe Week a Usual with I.ltlle
8PRINGFIXLD, Ills , Feb. 19 The senate
did little business yesterday. A few bills
were introduced, one of which is to prohibit
insurance agents organizing unions. The
bouse bill providing that "user" UiaU be
prima.facie evidence of the legal existence of
a corporation was passed to third reading It
is generally believed that the governor will
nominate W. L. Crim as a member of tbe
railway commission. A bill wa ordered
engrossed by tbe house which provides that
drivers on public roads must turn to the
right, any damage resulting from a violation
of this rule to be paid by the violator. A bill
to establish an agricultural commission in
place of tbe board of agriculture mas intro
duced : aUo one to prohibit "treating," and an
other for tbe permanent location of tbe state
fair, tbe name of the locality being left blank
in the bill; also bills to enable mechanics to
organize societies for their benefit, and to de
fine lager beer and prevent adulterations
Laksino, Mich., Feb. 19. Among tbe hi Us
introduced in the legislature yesterday were
those to give supreme court judges over TO
years of age and who have served fifteen
yers a pension of 2.5i)0, and circuit urt
Judges $1,51)0; to abolish the mnrnnge lUvnse
system; to provide for the relit:' of soldiers
outside of the soldiers' home; to hoid a special
election next November to vote upon a prop
osition to hold a convention in Deremler,
ISV1 ; to amend the constitution to provide I
liallot-boxes with glass sides; to prohibit the
employment of children under 14 yeiir of age
in Grand Rapids while the public schools are
I.ndiaSaPOLIS, Feb. 19. The attendance of
the members was meagre in the legislature
yesterday and the time was put in advancing
numerous measures. Some bills, of course,
were introduced, among them one providing
for en "anti-stuffing' ballot-box. The bill
providing thst 6 per cent be the legal rate of
in tor est was indefinitely postponded.
MaDISOK, Wis., Feb. lft Both houses of
the legislature met last evening and as the
time for the introduction of new business
has nearly closed scores of bills were gent up
to be filled out as required. The desks ot
both clerks were crowded with remonstrance?
against the passage ot Taylor's railroad bill
Chicago. Feb. 18.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. K March,
opened , closed $1.07 May, opened 1.10j.
closed July, opened Kc, closed
tHHo. Corn No. x March, opened iHc,
closed 34e; April, opeued 8&V4C. closed aWfio;
May. opened B5fftc, closed S6HA5&6c. Oats
March, opened , closed 880: May. opened
T?4c closed 8io; June, opened. 87c, closed
SBc Pork March, opened , closed
SU.U0-, May. opened $UJS, closed SU.17U:
June, opened. , dosed fllJKj. bard-
March, opened and closed $S.6S.
The Union stock yards reports the followlna
prices: Hogs Market opened active aad
firm, prices fc higher: light gradea.
4.70: rough packing, t4.40&t.t&; mixed lots,
$4.4AJt4.tiU: heavy packing and shiepinr lots.
$4.464.00. Cattle-Market firm: steers, t&3
5t.7i; bo Lit, SiJ.W, stackers and feeders,
$a.l5.40. Sheep Steady; native muttons.
9.ToaA.iu; iambs, 9i.v030.2a; corn-fed west
rToduce: Butter Fancy Elcin
X7a per lb.: fancy dairy. lJCiKc: narkinJ
stock, luaiOHc Eggs Strictly fresh laid, 13H
io. ice-nouee stocs: luc. Dressed
poultry inicxens, .lie per pound: turkeys.
lai3o; ducks, ioaiSc eeese, $.oO7.(W per
doa. Potatoes-Choice Burbanks, per
ou.; Beauty or riebron.2s28c; Early Kose,o.;
sweet potatoes. U0(2So per bu. Apples
Choice greenings, $1.401. 5J per bbl. CrAD
berries Cr.0O4i.u0 per hoi.
New York. Feb. 18.
Wheat Irregular and lower; No. 1 red
state. $1.07: No. 2 do. Wc: No. - red winter
March. fec; do May, 91.UI& do June, S1.01i
Corn-Steady; No. i mixed cash, 5c: do
February, 44c; do March. 44c; do April.
4JHc; do -May. 430. Oats Steady: Ne. 1
white state, Hc: No. 2 do, 81c; No.
mixed February. Sic; do March, 31c; do
May, mic. Kys DttlL . Barley-Nominal.
Pork Quiet: new mess. $12.6019.75 Lard
Quiet; February. March, J8.D8.
Live Stock: Cattle-Market extremely dull;
olosed weak; decent to prime native steers,
$3.704.94 tp 100 k dry cows and fat bulls,
ti.eoin2.OJ. Sheep and Lambs About steady
for choice took, but dull for common; com
mon to prime sheep, $4&5.80 9 luo fs; choice
and extra do. $t&?.2&; common to extra lambs,
SM1O07.UL Hogs-Nsarly nomi(.al; S'o .50 M
Bay Upland prairie, $7ffi8.
BUy Timoiaj new $7fli 00.
Hay-WUd, S&.OO&fv Jj.
Thursday EYeulng, Feb. 21.
Admission 35 C ents.
Good order maintained. Objectionable
' charactera strictly prohibited.
Street ears for Mouse after dance.
John C. Green School of Science
College of New Jersey, (
Princeton, N. J. j
Messrs. Procter & Gamble:
"The sample of Ivory Soap received from you is an excellent
Laundry Soap of more than average cleansing power. The $oap
is also very well made, no greasy fats being left in it, while
alkali is thoroughly combined so that it will not injure the mo
delicate fabrics. Very respectfully yours,
II. B. CORNWALL, Professor of Ckem.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as coo-J as tl.e 'Ivory' "
they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar ard remarkable qui!,tiw
of the genuine. Ask for " Ivory " Soap and insist upon getting it.
Tile Each gs,
In great variety at
JOHN T. NOFTSKERS,
Cor. Twentieth Stre
nx?l'Hf. tsl K!
"V t. 4".f
fg ? " "'
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THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Oakes, Pies and Pastry,
IS AT THE EAGLE BAKEUY,
1109 Third Ave., liock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN. Promts.
fpsyOoods delivers ! to any part of the city fr-e of charge.
J. M. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MaKUFACTUftSX Of CXACXIll AID BlfCVITt.
Ask your Grooer for them. They are beat,
farapeetsntcs: Tbs Christy "OTITIS eat the Christy "Wim."
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Plumbing, Steam aad Gas Fitting,
Kn wles' Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
rVroupht, C -t and Lead Pipe, Pipe Tilting and Braaa Oooda of every ieacripUof
Rubber Hom and Packing of all hinds, Drain Tile and Sewer Pipa.
Offlr aad 8hop No. til Eighteenth St.. ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
-AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO,
and Bare soma of the latest novelties of the season.
HAKEUEK, Proprietor and Artiflt.
No. 1722, Second ave., Gayford'i old studio, oyer MoCafce's.
Third Ave., Rot;k Island.
iron Fire Place.
Something New and Valuable.
Tbe AMine Is constructed oo '
tiflo ptioripits. Unlike sdj other grsir
it has m lelurn draft; Ibis Insures slos
and perfect cm Must ion. eccnom j of fuel,
perfect venii!ation. distribution nf hmt
and eqntiliE ttiou of temperature from
fl-w to eeilinsr. Burns bard or ft
coal, acd hss five tiuits tbe liestin a
pscity of sny ether grate on tbe ni&iket
Call or exsmino or send for r irrulni
giving full information.
DAVIS & CAMP. Agent.
Staling Silver and Plated Ware,
Gold-Headed Canes, Spectacles
Other Optical Goods
No. 1827 Second Avenue.
COMPLETE IN ALL
ffyt catalogue addraw
J. O. DUlfOAlT,
Danm t. Iowa.