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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHH W- PQTTCW.
WlDSMDAY. FEBROABT 87, 18K9.
Hakbisoh bits arrived at Wellington,
but Cleveland is still running "the ma
chins." Candidates for tbe Rock Island posts
efflce are beglnniiig to ibow evidences of
increased activity as tbe 4th of March
draws near. Tbe scramble will soon be
gin to grow Interesting.
Concsrkiro strikes the Galveston
JVotci says It is gratifying to see that a
Batcral and hesltby reaction is tsking
place in the public mind regarding labor
agitation and the methods employed by
tb professional labor agitators. Strikes
and those who engineer them are not so
popular now as they were a short t me
ago, and this loss of publio favor comes,
too, not through anything that has been
dona by tbe labor organizations that is so
radically wrong, but through a popular
awakening to the fact that property own
ers as well as work logmen have rights
that must be respected. Unfortunately
tbe property owners have been few and
the workiogoien numerous, and as votes
counted more than questions of right or
wrong, demagogy rather more than jus
tice has played the leading role in the
settlement of all labor matters. It is true
thst capital has had rather too much to
do with the creation of new laws snd the
amendment of old ones; that corrupt
tion in high places has often de
feated just and equitable measures
for the better regulation and defini
tion of tbe rights of capital and labor.
Under tbeso unfavorable circumstances
charters have been granted and frn
chises given to corporations carrying
with them guarantees of protection by
law. No one will deny that the working
men bare both a legal and moral right to
combine together for mutual protection
against encroachments that may be made
on their rights by capital, nor will it be
denied that tbey also have tbe same right
to ask for better wages and refuse to
give their services in case their demands
are not acceded to. But when these
rights are admitted, all has been said that
can be aid on the side of labor, and
when the workingmen go an inch further
and claim more tbey place themselves
beyond the law and lose all right to its
protection. However, be who claims
these rights for labor must necessarily
admit equal ones for capital. If labor
las a right to demand, capital certainly
has an equal right to refuse, and there
tbe question is In a nutshell, quite
as long as it is broad. The oollapse of
the New York strike adds one more to
tbe growing list of strike failures
There is no longer a disposition on the
part of tbe public to suffer inconvenience
uncomplainingly, or if complaints are
made to aim them all at tbe beads of tte
corporations. The public hss recognized
that there are two sides to every ques
tion, and that it is folly to presume ttat
capital is always on the wrong side. As
yet, this reformation Is not very radical.
It is passive rather tban active in its na
ture, pnt even that passive disposition of
opinion which withholds sympathy and
upport from the agitators is a good
step in tbe right direction, and must in
evltably be followed by other and more
pronounced assertions of what have been
completely lost sfaht of the rights and
privileges cf the public.
EARTHQUAKE IN INDIANA.
A rrrptillo Shook with it Mullli-l Hour
JJaMoh, Jm1, Feb. 'SI A slight shock of
earthquake oeriirruil hure yesterduy morning
about V:HU o'clock. Tbure was a low, mufSal
roar, ai tended by the rattling of windows and
doors and tre:nblirtg of the enrth, lusting
three or four second. The disttirbitnee woa
at first attributed to a natural gaa well, or an
explielou, but telegram received from a hun
dred mlii U.siaut oniitmuiwd similar plie
oouiena. HemffOTOW, Ind., Fob. 27. A peculiar
rambling sound wi hmird in this locality
yesterday morning. It. upnoarcxl to rorae
Cram tbe south, lucnmnn,? m volume until It
bad psod to tlie north, tlimi decreasing un
til it entirely crowd.
A Horrible Htory from Cnnn-tlrut-Pctham,
Conn., FeU n.A hut on the
edge of Cast Ford Wocd, eight miles from
hare, was burned last Riiturrtey evening. It
was occupied by tVillium Lambert and his
wife, an ujred colored c mule. The woman
was so badly burned th.tt she riid noon after
her husband dragMd hor out of the burning
building. It wan a bittur cold night, and
after the fire hftd died out Lambert crept
into the cellar of the house and remained
there until Sunday at uuoii, when he notified
die authorities The body was allowed to re
main. exxxod to the weather till Monday
night, when, it is slated, tbo woman wns
buried without a coffin.
A CaM for Blaine to Tnckle.
BaiDozr-oRT, Conn., Feb. 27. Herman
Kemplnsld, a Russian, who came bore in
1373 and was naturalized a cilizon of the
United Stat, returned on a visit to his na
tive land, and soon of lerhis arrival there wss
arrested and thrown Into prison on the charge
of evading the military service required of
Russian cuitena. Els cane will be laid before
the authorities In Washington City In a few
A man who has practiced med cine for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
read what be says:
Toledo, O., Jan. 10, 1887.
Messrs. F. J. Cheney & Go. Gentle
men I have been in the genera'
practice of medicine for most 40 years
and would say that in all my practice and
experience, bare never seen a prepare
tion that I could prescribe with as much
confidence of succeBS as I can Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by you.
Have prescribed it a great many times
and its effect is wonderful, and would
any in conclusion that I have yet to find
a case of catarrh that it would not eure,
if tbey would take it according to direct
tiona. Tours truly,
L. L. Qorstjcb, M. D ,
Office. 215 Summit street.
We will give f 1U0 for any case of
catarrh that can not be cured with Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Tsken internally.
F. J Cbeket & Co., Props., Toledo. O.
sSTSold by druggists. 75c.
Having disposed of our stock of boots
and shoes, and desiring to settle all out-
itanding accounts. I will be at the old
stand, 1713 8tcond avenue, for the next
80 days, where all bills against tbe firm
of Turner & Co will be paid and all
debtor are requested to call and settle.
A aUTVaVOr HI! not h1n In nhannm
and yet be is continually drawing lota.
X onaere statesman. '
Let Loose His Wrath.
A Savage Personal Onslaught
in the Lower House.
AN OHIO STATESMAN ON DEOZ.
Kennedy Opena Fire on Carltula, Crisp,
and Turner and Makes Tiling Vnry
Warm The Two Latter Reply with a
Vigorous Defense A Veto Overruled by
the Senate Tears at Mrs. Cleveland's
Last Reception Washington Briefs.
Washington Citt, Feb. 27. There wss
an exciting debate in tbe house yesterday
while that body was in committee of the
whole on the Indian appropriation, the par
ticipants being Ken-
i m A. t
neay or unio, crisp
and Turner of Geor- P
gla, and the coi- ' Ht
t. hofnir a I J
savage personal at
tack upon the tw o lat
ter and Speaker Cur
lisle by the forniwr.
Kennedy o;ned hie
fire by referring to av
speech upon southern
elections uinde l.y him
CRISP OF GEORGIA.
In July bust. o anwr to that spwcu bad
been made uutil a fow days ago when Crisp
of Georgia bad alluded to the speech of a
man whose name, he believed, was Kennedy.
The RentWnan from Georgia had said that
be Kennedy had been mistaken when he
said that the committee ou elm-lions hml been
appointed by the speaker. If the selection of
the geuiknian from Georgia for the chair
manship of thcit committee had been
an insult to the house and to the
intelligence of the people of the
United States, was it not as much an outrage
if he was selected by a Democratic caucus as
if hu was appointed by the speaker The rec
ords of the Forty-eighth and Torty-ninth con
gresscs showed that the speaker had appointed
as tbe chairman of the committee on elections
Turner of Georgia a gnntleniau elected by
tlie same sort of fraud and infamy wbicb had
returned Crisp to this floor. If it was an In
fumy to appoint Crisp, was it not an Infamy
to appoint Turner? In the Fiftieth congress
Turner did not dubire to continue at tbe bead
of that committee, and asked the spn&ker tc
relieve him. lie was transferred to the com
mittee on ways and mnana Crisp, in
stead of getting tbe chairmanship of tbe
committee on Pacific railroads, to which by
the uuwritteu rulea of the house he was en
titled, hud been selected for the committee on
elections. The poople of the United State
had been Insulted and outraged by the selec
tion of a man whose election was challenged
by every snse of decency and honor. The
committee bad been appointed for a purpose.
With undue haste the committee had re
ported the case ot John G. Carlisle to tbe
At this point Bland denounced it as unfali
for the gentleman to make his speech, and
raised the point of order that the gentleman
must confine his remarks to tbe Indian bill
Utterly ignoring Bland's interruption Ken
nedy said that he dauired to show that the
gentleman from Georgia, at the head of the
elections committee, did not treat the Carlisle
election case with the some precision and ex
actness with which be treated the case ol
Robert Smalls, cf South Carolina. He wished
to show that the Democratic party never had
done and never would do justice to a black
man. Another interruption came from Bland
and another dementi for the enforcement of
The chair ru!d that he might proceed with
his speech. From this ruling Bland appealed,
and the vote resulting 183 to 80 in favor of
sustaining the ruling, raised tbe point of no
quorum. Further points of order were mad?
by Bland and overruled.
Continuing, Kennedy contrasted the But
terworth case In 1379 and the action of the
Democratic house upon it with the action of
a Democratic: house in the Carlisle case. The
speaker, he said, had remained as silent as
tbe sphinx. Never but once in the history of
the government had there been such a pro
ceeding. He would not mention any names,
bnt the gentleman would go out to private
life condemned by his political associates and
despised hy his political enemies; without so
dety save that only which Ill-gotten gains
could purchase him too low for pity and
beneath contempt. Was it any wonder that
the contestee should, after the vote, be cov
ered with humiliation and shame! Was it
any wonder that be left the exhilarating ef
fects of Washington society and sought the
breezes of Old Point Comfort to restore him
to mental and moral equilibrium! He Ken
nedy left him to himself, bis country and the
people of Kentucky. Hisses on Democratic
The gentleman from Georgia had said that
be Kennedy knew nothing about Georgia.
His Kennedy's standing might not be as
high in Georgia as tbe gentleman from
Georgia, because that gentleman bad worn
the Confederate gray and be Kennedy the
Union blue in the great contest. lie had nc
desire to compare records with the gentle
man from Georgia; but he believed that in
the estimation of every loyal man in the
country his record was as high above tbe
gentleman's in that great conflict as tbe
angels of light were above the angels of
Kennedy then referred to tbe speech re
cently made by Governor Lee, of Virginia,
in which he declared that the country wanted
a white man's government He then quoted
Gen. Roster's declaration that a southern
gentleman could whip a Yankee every time.
If Lee and Beauregard and Roeser bad been
bung at the gibbet, as tbey ought to have
been bung after the contest was over, they
would not now be teaching rebellion aud
treason to the young men of the south.
Crisp snid that the gentleman had charged
that the committee on elections had been ap
pointed by tbe speaker. This he Crisp had
denied, and be now quoted from The Record
to show that the committee had been elected
by tbe house. The gentleman, from his re
marks to day, seemed to be willing to fly from
the position of ignorance and assume that of
malioious defamation. He Crisp said that
with a full knowledge of the meaning of the
words malicious defamation of the speaker
of tbe bouse a gentleman who stood before
the house and the country as an honorable
and high-toned man. In justice to tbe com
mittee on elections and in justice to Carlisle
he would say that the committee had framed
a docket for the trial of these cases and that
tbe docket had met the approval of every Re
publican member of the committee. The gen
tleman bad criticised his small vote in
Georgia. The object seemed to be to justify
the Republican party in some outrageous con
duct wbicb was to come in the future.
He then referred to the proceedings which
took place in the Ohio state senate when Ken
nedy, as lieutenant governor, presided over
It, stating that with but seventeen of the
thirty-six members present, the gentleman
had entertained a motion to turn out four
Democrats and seat four Republicans. This
was a circumstance by which gentlemen
sou Id dVvrmine what value should be placed
on the opinion of tbe gentleman from Ohio
on a question of honesty.
Turner said that he believed that tbe very
worst enemy of the publio peace and of the
welfare and prosperity of the country, tbe
very worst foe to the highest interests of the
land, was the man who availed h ink
self of ' every slight pretext to stir
up old wounds and fight over again
battles which honorable men bad ad
adjusted on the field long ngo. Talk about
Grant (peace to his ashen) and Sheridan and
pausing Kennedy in the same bi-eathl While
the gentleman had been delivering to-day
slanders upon him Turner be could have
placed his hand . upon one of bis own col
leagues who was a living monument to tbe
fairness of a Democratic bouse of representa
tives. He referred to Romeis, and ha asked
that gentleman if he would stand up in the
presence of his colleague and say whether or
not his Turner's administration of the com
mittee on elections had been infamous.
- Romeis I am a living witness to your fair
ness, and I am prepared to say so. Applause
and cheers on the Democratic side and in the
- .COBtiflSlEg Turner said that the gentleman
had recklessly and niexnlessly fracTuced aud
assaulted two of the most honorable gentle
man on the Republic l side of the house,
among them one of his own colleagues
Cooper. The gentlemai: spoke about tbe reck
less baste with which the Carlisle case bad
been decided, and yet his colleagues, Cooper,
and Rowell of Illinois, bad reported to the
house that Thobe bad no case and that Car
lisle should be awarded the seat Would tbe
gentleman say that these gentlemen who sat
on his own side were al infamous?
This ended the debato.
OVERRULE? A VETO.
The Senate Passes a Bill in Spite of the
Washington City, -'eb. 87. Voorhees in
troduced in the senate yesterday a proposed
amendment to the potonice appropriation
bill to reimburse Fost master J ones, of In
dianapolis stoler. from the money or
der division of that olQce. The president's
veto of the bill for the reimbursement of W.
R. Wheatou and C. H. Chamberlain, of Cali
fornia tfor money paid by them for
clerk hire when 'hey were register
and recoiver, respectively, of the land office),
was overruled and tbo bill passed, the presi
dnnt's objtctions to tl e contrary notwith
standing, the vote belli); 3S to 8. Tbe bouse
amendment was agreed to reducing tbe pro
posed pension to tbe widow of Gen. Kil
patnek to $75 per month. Tne army appro
priation bill was then taken up, amended
and passed, and then numlier of bills on
the calendar were passe i, mostly with amend
ments iiu the case of ) ouse bills), aud after
a brief secret session tha senate adjourned.
In the house Spiinge introduced a bill for
tbe adinisHion of Arizona, Idaho, and Wy
oming into the Union as states end Josoph
one for the ail mission of New Mexico. The
senate amendments to i he Sioux reservation
bill were non-concurred in. The sundry civil
bill was reported, some amendments non
concurred in, and in committee of the whole
the defiVioncy bill was considered. The bill
wns aic-l after a request from Pri
vate Secretary Lamoit that the increase
in his saltti y Iw dropped was acceded to. The
conference report on the pension appropria
tion bill was Agreed to, and the Indian ap
propriation taken up in couunliteo and Kan
nody of Ohio made a savage attack on Crisp,
Turner and Carlisle, to which tho twojformer
replied. An evening session wss held, but
nothing further was ausomplisbed.
To Protect the Votr.
Washinotov City, Feb. 27. Senator
Spooner yesterday intrrdnced a bill to puniib
offences committed at elections of represen
tatives and delegates in congress. It provides
a penalty of imprisonment for not less thau
one nor more than fifteen years for any per
son who falsely register or votes, obstruct
any other person by thi eats, force or bribery
from registering and voting or bribes in
spectors or any other flection ofllecr to vio
late tho state law. Tae bill also contains
other severe prohibition s against any prac
tice calculated to imprDperly affect tho right
of a voter to register ard cast his vote, in
cluding penalties for any mutilation or secre
tion of ballots, or other improper practice by
election officer, and the bringing of spirits
into places of registration or voting.
More Hallway Regulation.
Washington Citt, Feb. ?7. Sherman of
fered in tbe senate yesterday a proposed
amendment to the interstate commerce act,
to form a part of tbe bin now in conference,
as follows: "That it shall be unlawful for any
oommon carrier subjecs to the provisions of
this act, to transport cars for any shipper who
shall own, learn, or octroi the same, except
upon the condition that said carrier shall
carry upon said cars th property of all ship
pers without diricrimlna:ion or favor, or shall
furnish similar cars to tl shipponi upon the
same terms and conditions."
Adjusting a Minnesota Railway Oranu
WAsnrNorrr City, rh. 87. In response
to a request from-tbe commissioner of the
general land office, Secrstary Vilas has issued
Instructions to that ffflcer to adjust the
grant of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Mani
toba railway system ia Minnesota nn tbe
theory that the lands punted for the sevenl
lltuaa are for the use of all In common. Under
this order deficiencies in the grant for the
main line may be supplied by selection of
lands witbin the indemnity limits of either or
both of the branob lines and vice versa
Mrs. Cleveland's Last Reception.
Washington City, Feb. fi7. Mrs. Cleve
land's last reception at the White House yes
terday noon was attendi by upward of 400
visitors. It partook souewhatof a melan
choly parting with the aajority of the call
ers. At the expirat on of an hour, when
those who had lingered, loth to say farewell,
felt It compulsory upon them to make tbe
move, there were few dry eyes in the room,
and most nf those who had so long enjoyed
the friendship of the r resident's wife wept
quietly in the backgroui.d.
Agreed on a Tfetnestead Dill.
Washington City, Feb. 27. The confer
rees have agreed on the homestead land bill.
Tbey agreed to the repeal of the timber
culture, desert land and jire-ptrrptlon land laws
and the substitution for all of these of tbe
homestead land law.
Senate Called In Extra Session.
Washington Ctty, Feb. 27. President
Cleveland has Issued a -proclamation calling
the senate in extra session March 4 "to receive
communications from tie executive."
Mr. Cnamberhdn at Court.
LOtfbrm, Feb. 27. At, the queen's drawing
room yesterday Mrs. Coaznberlain was pre
sented by l:he duchess of Bedford, and Mrs.
and Miss McCIeLan, and Miss Chanier were
presented by Secretary of Legation White.
Tbe duchess of Morlboi-ough was not pre
sented. Tho marchioness of Blandford, who
obtained a divorce from tbe duke of Marl
borough, wns present, and presented her
daughter, Lidy Franoea Churchill.
THE STATE LEGISLATURES.
Another Veto lu Indiana Points from
Lvdianapolib, Fob. ST. Governor Hovey
yesterday vetoed the bill which puts the ap
pointment of state geologist, etc., in the
hands of tho legislature tn the ground of un
constitutionality, aud th i senate immediately
by a party vote passed it again over the
veto. Tbe bill approprating 1 10,000 tore
move tbe obstruction in tbe Kankakee river
near Momence, Ills., wts passed. Tbe bill
repealing the law regulating the rental of
telephones was also pa send.
The members of the house who had made
exhibitions of them 1 vet Monday made apol
ogies for their outbreaks, and everything is
lovely in that chamber again. At the
joint convention of the two bouses to elect
members of the prison and other state boards
the Democratic caucus n iminees were cuoseu,
tbe Republicans pn-senti ig no candidates and
rei'usiug to vote. Tbe compulsory education
bill was engrossed in the house, aud a bill to
borrow 12,500,000 was introduced.
Sprjnofeld, Ills., Fel. 27. The state sen
ate yesterday referred a few bills and refused
to agree to the recoinn eudatiou from com
mittee that tbe bill to roduce legal interest
from 8 to 0 per cent, do not pass. A number
of bills were introduced among them one to
regulate building and J aan associations and
one to grant one-fourth of Dearborn pork,
Chicago, to tho Soldiers' Home association of
that city. Tbe house pt sued tbe bill codify
ing tne road aid bridge law
aud tbe bill requiring tbe defend'
ant. In suits of emploes for wares due.
when judgment is given for plaintiff, to pay
the latter a reasuuabl attorney's fee as
part of the Judgment There were only nine
votes against it Tbe bill to permit the ap
plication of surplus Guilds from liquor
licenses to tbe support of schools was de
feated. Tbe Jones stock lards bill was oiaced
oath order of third reading, and at this
point tbe death of Representative John J.
Teefey, of Brown coun .y, was announced.
and the bouse, after pa lng appropriate
monai resoiutiona, aajou -nea.
Tbe nower nf tbe In agination !a far
tsinlv very strong, bnt it takes aometblog
wun more ox a noay wo. esse to core a
coldorcoogb. Dr. B all's (Joueb Syrup
it now the great national remedy.
He Arrives at His Temporary
501413 OF THE WAY-SIDE INCIDENTS.
A Boy and Ills Camera The Washington
Multitude Disappointed Distinguished
Callers, Blaine Being an Early One
ksstp and Speculation About the Cab
inet Only One Certainty, the Others
" on a String " New York's Prospects.
Washington City, Feb. 27. The special
train bearing Gen. Harrison and family to
this city had a safe and pleasant run through
Pennsylvania, stopplug at Harrisburg and
Baltimore, but not at Jeannette, where tbo
gas wells were to be lighted. Tbe beautiful
scenery on this part of the route was thor
oughly enjoyed by those of the party who
were up aud the magnificent view at Horse-
Shoe bend was a thing to be remembered for
life, seeu as it was just as the sun was light
ing up the eastern sky. At stations along
tbe line crowds of people wore collected who
greeted the tmiu with cheers as it rushed by,
and flags and bunting were hung out at many
When Harrisburg was reached a stop of a
few minutes was maae. Here there were
thousand of cheering people and the crush
was so great that it was a wonder an accident
had not bappoued. Women were in the midst
of the crush, and children, toe, but it was a
good-natured mob, ami nobody was injured.
When the train steamed away, overshoes,
pieces of veils, parts of fur-trimmed coats
and oihor evMi;nm of the terrible crush
strewed the platform.
A committee rf the legislature was on band
with an Uivitiitiou to the president-elDct to
visit the capitol aad give the legislators an
opportunity to pay their respects, but this
had to be declined, and the crowd and com
mittoa were feign to be conteut with a short
speoch, which the general delivered from the
rear platform of his oar.- The train left the
station amid a loud and long continued choer.
One incident of tbe stop was the taking of
a photograph of Gen. and Ruxsell Harrison
and his wife, Mrs. MoKee, and Mrs. Lord by
a bright-faced boy, who hHd his camera on
hand to do the work.
Th?re were enthusiastic receptions at a
uumtar of places, and at Baltimore the party
was given a most enthusiastic (rreeting: The
train arrived at Washington at 2:35 p. m.
but did not go to the station, the party hav
ing been met by a committee of the inau
gural committ.e aud taken from the train at
Maryland avenue, driving thence immedi
ately to tbe Arlington house where rooms
had been reserved for them. This was a
great disappointment to an immense throng
that had gathered at the station, and which
disconsolately dispersed when the news came
that they would not get a sight of the president-elect
There were but a few hundred people at
the hotel when the distinguished travelers
drove up, but they cheered the puny vigor
ously aud in a moment Gen. Harrison was In
bis quarters retiug from the fatigues of tbe
day. He expressed hlmso'if as sorry that the
people at the station bad been disappointed,
but said that as soon as he arrived In the city
be was in the bands of the inaugural com
mittee. 6-en. and Mi's. Harrison expressed them
selves as much pleased with the apartments
that had been prepared for them at the hotel.
The first hour after their arrival was devoted
to rest Thair friends see.-ned to appreciate
this, and there were but few callers during
tbe afternoon. Mr. Russoll Harrison an
nounced at the httel offlco that the general
would see his friends in the evening be
tween the hours of 7:3J and 9:30. At 6
o'clock ih senute committee on tbe in
augural (II car, Cullom and Cockrell) called
to as!: if he had any request to make about
the oereinomes. The general said be bad
none. Just before 6 o'clock, Biaine called
and w-as imraedititaly ushered to Gan. Har
rison's parlor. HU stay was a brief one and
was simply. It was announced, to pay bis
Dinner was served at 0 promptly, and after
dinner the general took a constitutional with
bis son-in-law Mr. Mcne.
Soon after 7:30 intimate friends of the president-elect
began to arrive, beveml mem
bers of tbo inaugural committee call!, and a
number of senator and representatives. Sen
ator Spooner made an extended call At 10
o'clock, although several intimate friends
lingered, the general announced that his time
for retiring had come, and he left the drawing-room.
Thus closed the presideut-elect's
first day at the capitol.
Private Secretary Halford was introduced
to a score ef newspaper men during tbe even
ing, and devoted several hours to tbe letters
which have been accumulating during tbe
TALK ABOUT THE CABINET.
It Tateee a Fresh Start ia Its Xew Bead
quarters The New York Case.
Washington City, Fb. 87. With the ar
rival of the president elect cabinet gossip has
been transferred from Indianapolis to Wash
ington. Yesterday evening tbe presence of
Senator Evart and Hiscock at tte Arlington
revived tbe belief that tbe 5ew York diffi
culty was to be healed and that Mr. Piatt
mignt still hope for a place in the next ad
ministration. Mr. Evarta was with Gen.
Harrison for an hour. Mr. Hiscock was ac
companied by Mrs. Hiscock. Their stay was
brief, as Mrs. Hiscock discovered soon after
her arrival at tbe Harrison apartments that
she bad lost the diamond setting from one
of her rings, and after a fruitless search for
it in -which several porters were kept busy,
she and her "husband retired to their own
quarters to look for it there.
It is believed in political circles that the
possibility of Mr. Piatt's appointment Is made
stronger by tbe announcement that Senators
Sabin and Davis, of Minnesota, will call on
the president-elect to protest against the ap
pointment of Mr. Windom to be secretary of
the treasury. The charges against Mr. Win
dom on which their protest is based are made
by Henry Castle, who was chairman of tbe
state central committee of Minnesota. They
relate to tbe organization of the Northern
Pacific Railroad company.
W. H. H. Miller, Gen. Harrison's law part
ner, is at the Riggs house and has arranged
to stay there for several months. It was
said lastnigbt that be will be appointed so
licitor general next 'week. J. U. Huston, Of
Indianapolis, is here.
A "String" to Most of Them.
Washington City, Feb. 87. A prominent
member of the New York Produce Exchange
who has talked with William Windom with
in two days sal 1 yesterday morning that
Windom had no assurance that he was to go
into tbe cabinet of President Harrison. He
said that he bad lieen summoned to Indianap
olis and asked if he would like to be a mem
ber of the cabinet, and he had replied in the
affirmative. He received no assurance at
that time and be bad heard nothiug since.
Hi remarked to his friend that there seemed
to be "a string" attached to every one of the
cubinet appointments except that of Biaine.
Whitelaw Beid on the Lit.
Vkw York, Feb. 27. There seems to be
a general impression among the Republican
leaders here that Whitelaw Reid, editor of
The Tribune, will be the I?ew York member
of President Harrison's cabinet C'hnuncey
M. Depew said . in an interview yesterday
morning tha't tbe appointment of Raid would
be entirely sutlsf actory to him.
"Do you think Reld will be offered a cabi
net position r
"I do; but this, you must . understand, is
simply the expression of a personal opinion."
Says Montana Will B Democratic
IfswYoBK, Feb. 27. Delegate Toole, of
Mqntana, is here, and to a reporter be said
Monday night that Montana will be a Demo
cratic state Tbe cause of tbe Republican
majority in November last was that Demo
crats were disgruntled that congress did not
admit the territory Into tbe Union, but that
the-Democratio bouse having passed the om
nibus bill has reconciled the Montana Demo
crats, and be says tbe state will send Demo
cratic representatives to congress.
WEDNESDAY FEBKUABY 27, 1889.
Pisott tlie Infamous.
Like the 'Baseless Fabric of an
HE 13 GONE, LEAVING NO ADDRESS.
But Be Leaves a Little More Evidence of
Bis Total Depravity aud Couple of
Sensations for the British Publio Also
a Significant Order to His Housekeeper,
Which She Promptly Obeys Egsin's 1
Part tn the Exposure.
Loxdox, Feb. 27. "Where is PigottP
That was the question t n the end of every
body's tongua shortly after the Parne 1 com-mi.-ion
resumed its sitting yesterday. The
man of bad eminence h .d disappeared that
was sure. But where he had gone nobody
seemed to know. He had, however, left a
sensation behind him in fact two sensations.
One or both of them were characteristic of
the man, for to put it mildly, they wera very
unrelial le. In any event one was a lie. The
sensations were first a confession to Labou
chere with witnesses present, one of them be
ing George Augustus Saia, and the second
was another confession written to Mr. Shan
non, the Dublin solicitor of The Times.
Confession No. 1 was presented by Sir
Charles Russell, bo asked for a warrant for
Pigott's arrest, and thon stated what the con
fossion was. In brief, it is to the effect that
Pigott's whole testimony was perjury and all
the lotters forged.
The lettwr to Shannon is dated later than
the confession, and, of course, coming from
Pigott neee&snrily diffm-s from the first In
this Ibtter he declares his statement to Labou
chere Saturday to be lake, and then says he
believes tho first batch of letters to be genu
ine, but all tho others he had forged; and this
he deelnres to le the truth. Other letters to
Shannon cnmplain that fas (Pigott) was put
on the stand, and asserts that it was agreed
that he was not to be a witness, ne also com
plained that The Times people had not paid
him what tbey had agreed to.
Mr. Shannon said that iu his conversation
with Pigott on Sunday the latter told him
referring to the second baton of letters that
he forged the l,ody of the Pnrnell lotters and
that Casey had forged the slgnatui-es. He
(Pigott) had been in difficulties and often in
great distress during the last twenty years.
"I have," he bald, "Ufa guilty of many acts
that must disgrace me."
Sir James H.tunen said: "We seem to have
reached this point: Pigott states that he
forged two Parnoll letters, one of Davltt's
and one of O'Kolly'a.
The counsel for The Tiruos repudiated any
connection with the disappearance of Pig
ott. saying that they expected him in court
yesterday morning. Sir Charles Russel in
sisted that there should be a thorough in
vestigation of the matter, and intimated that
there was a foul conspiracy behind Pijott
and Houston. The written confession of
Pigott was presented and read and George
Augusta Saia was put on the stand and
swore to its authenticity.
Tbe Times counsel then asked an adjourn
ment to to-day that they might determine
what course to take, and tbe request was
Since the discovery of Pigott's flight all
sorts of rumors as to his whereabouts haw
been in circulation. What appears to be tbe
beet founded of all those reports is the one
alleging that the forger has gone to Ant
werp. It is known that he was penniless
Monday morning and where he obtained
money necessary for his journey abroad Is a
mystery that no one yet has been able to
solve. Two private detectives, whose em
ployers are not definitely known, kept Pigott
under surveillance Monday morning and
Sunday, and these worthies have also disap
peared. Tbe Scotland Yard officials profess
the most profound ignorance not only ot
Pigott's whereabouts, but of anything els
His bousv-koeper at Kingston received a
telegram on Monday instructing her to "burn
all the papers iu the black box," and in con
formity to these instructions the papers were
There is intense interest to know the mean
ing of Justice Hannen's remarks to Sir
Charles Russell wherein he said: "There
have been more documents found than you
are aware of," and the public are prepared
for further surprises.
Parnell's progress to tbe Bow street court
to obtain a warrant for P pott's arrest was a
continuous ovation. He was followed by an
ever-increasiing crowd which cheered him re
peatly. In the house of commons last evening Tim
othy Heuly asked Homo Secretary Matthews
If any steps had beon taken by the govern
ment to prevent Pigott's escape from the
country. Matthews replied that no steps
had been taken as yet, as knowledge of his
disappearance bad only just beeu received;
but the government would do everything in
its power to capture him.
Maj. Saunriereon, replying to Morley's
speech of Monday, said that freedom of
speech, which the ParnelUtes wanted was
not allowed them because tbey advocated
tbe commission of crime. Ha was inter
rupted by cries of "Pigott" and retorted that
Pigott bad amply qualified himself for a
meralr of the first home rule ministry.
Dillon said that the declarations of Glad
stone and his followers bad had more effect
in preventing crime than all of the govern
ment's coercion acta. Regarding the prison
garb, be said that the Irish political prison
ers objected to wearing any livery or garb
that associated them with forgers and
The Telegraph, commenting on tbe Par
nellite situation in view of the confession and
disappearance of Pigott, says that to all in
tents aud purposes the work of the commis
sion may 1 n-gardod as ended. The result.
it lielievca, uuut set iously affect the political
The Daily Itews ofxors its condolences to
tbe great "Pigottist" party, which has lost Us
leader and couscqueiitly has great difficulty
iu forging ahead. The Standard in
an article lused upon a declaration
that The Times case has been completely over
thrown, says thut the pomp and circum
stances under which tue publication of tbe
alleged Parnell letters and the "Paroellism
and Crime" articles occurred make it im
possible to abholve those answerable for It of
a great breach of public duty.
Neither the leader of The Times nor The
Chronicle makes any reference to tbe com
It is learned that the facts in regard to
Pigott's forgeries were supplied from Amer
ica by messenger from Mr. Egan. Egan saw
that some of the sentences used in the letters
were exactly like sentences in letters which
be bad really written, but other matter bad
been put in by Pigott He also remembered
that the only person be had ever given the
Paris addnss to, was Pigott It was a ficti
tious address. He sent Rev. Maurice J. Dor
nev, of Chicago, to Parnell with these facts,
ana aiso wun prooi oi ngott s being a black
mailer and vendor of obsceue literature in
the past. It was this knowledge that enabled
rarneu s counsel to break rigott s case up.
Lasslno, Mioh., Feb. iff. In the bouse
yesterday a bill was i passed legalizing the sale
of the Port Huron & Northwestern railroad
to tbe Flint & Pere Marquette railroad. The
consideration is said to be 3,6U0,Ooa When
tne branch of the Canadian Pacific ia com
pleted to Sarnia, across the river from Port
iiuron, tne new purchase will give tbe Sair-
iuaw valley a new trunk line to thd east sixty
miles shorter than is now possible. A bill
was passed releasing a tenant for liability for
rent when the property is destroyed by the
Madison, Wis, Feb. 27. Tbe legislature
did not do much interesting business yester
day. The center of interest was the senate
and bouse railway committers, wbicb held a
joint session to discius tbe Taylor railway
bill A number of prominent railway ' of
ficials were present to fight the bill, which
proposes to create a railway commission to
supplement the operations of the luter-etata
law. There will be a hot fight over this bill
Frosts are not' prompt. They are gen
erallj dew before tbey come.
Tbe firm of William M. ft Alfred A.
Dwight, of Detroit, is in trouble. They ow.
Woodward's combination sale of horses al
Lexington, Ky., disposed of 518 horses for an
The Chicago and All-America base bal
clubs played a game at Florence, Italy Tues
day, All-America winning, T to 4.
The president Tuesday vetoed pension bills
for tbe relief of Miranda W. Reed, Stephen
Williams, Mary A. Bel bach and George Col
It is now believed that Clark, tbe drueglsi
of Chicago, who was so mysteriously mur
dered last week, met his death at tbe bandi
The negro mill-hands, at Moss Point, La.,
are on strike, and are using violence to pre
vent any one from taking their places. The;
have snot at and whipped several negroes.
At Oak Ridge, La., Monday night, L. P
God man, a prominent merchant, was suo'
and perhaps fatally wounded by some un
known person while going borne from bii
Charles Green, ot England, and Tom Can
nan, of Cincinnati, wrestled catch-os-catch
can at Scranton, Pa., Tuesday night, Can
non winning first and third falls and thi
Edward Artis, colored, murdered Kit tie
Palmer, a graduate of the Aurora, Ilia, high
school, Tuesday, because she would not marry
him, and being pursued shot himself though
Abdurrahman Kban, ameer of Afghanis
tan, still persist in cruel persecution of tb
natives on the Bokharau frontier, and a col
lision between the Afghans and the Rusilani
Tbe internal revenue collections for tbe
month of January aggregate 61,792,306, ix
detail as follows: Spirits, $1,309, 11 ; tobacco,
$272,813; fermented liquors, $199 ."54; oleo
margarine, $10,218; banks and bankers, $183
. The cause of the explosion at the squib fac
tory at Plymouth, Pa, has been discovered.
A girl was sorting squibs and throwing th
bad ones into the stove. She threw a good
one in and it fllew out arid among a lot of the
explosives, setting them off and in turn they
Ignited a keg of gunpowder.
A PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION.
Governor Larrabee Acquitted on the Charge
of Criminal Libel.
Des Moinis, Ia., Feb. 27. The Jury in the
trial of Governor Larrabee for criminal bbel
came into court yesterday morning and
asked for f urther instructions, which were
given, the Judge stating very plainly tha
the pamphiet i:i question was a priv
ileged communication. since it vu
only a copy of apiTs on file in the
governor's office. In order to convict it
would be necessary for the prosecution tc
establish the fact of malice on the part of
tbe governor in issuing the pamphlet
which, as a matter of tact, bad not baec
dona The Jury retired and shortly after
wards returned a verdict of acquittal.
The Charges Against Ives and Btayner.
NawYoEK, Feb. X7. Ives and Staynet
wure arraigned yesterday before Judge Cow
ing and the charges against them read. Tbey
are, in brief, the theft of $03,000 In bonds
from the Cincinnati, Richmond & Chi cage
railway; the theft of 500 shares of stock of
the Cincinnati, Hamilton ft Dayton; issuing
fraudulent certificates of stork, and taking
money from the latter road after it was In
solvent They pleaded not guilly with tbe
privilege of withdrawing tbe plea and sub
stituting another, and wre remanded tc
Ludlow Street jail
Big Reward Proposed.
Washington- City, Feb, 27. Hoar pro
poses an amendment to the deficiency bill
offering $25,000 reward for tbe arrest and
conviction of the persons who carried away
and destroyed tbe poll-books and ballot bos
of PlummarsvUle, Howard township, Con
way county, in the state of Arkansas ou the
day ot the November election in that state.
These ballot box thieves are supposed to be
implicated in tbe murder of John M. Clay
ton. Not Involved tn Any Way.
CfllCAOO. Feb. 27. A recent di.sua.Tch in
regard to tbe Clark & Longley faUure re-
lerrea to tnat company as publishers of The
Northwestern Lumberman and Tho nniun.
J udd Fanner. The printing company simply
aiu mecuaiucai worst undor contract for th
weu-Known journals mentioned, which were
not involved in the failure at all, nor in any
way affected by it
The Weather We May Expect.
Washinoton Citt, Jan. r7. The indications
for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
as follows: For Iowa Oenerally fair, warmer
weather; southerly wiuds. For Indiana and
llltnnts Oenerally fair, slightly warmer
weather; southeasterly winds. For Michigan
and Wisconsin Generally fair weather, ex
cept light local snows along the lakes; warm
er: variable winds.
Death of Well-Known Indlanian.
Besfobd, Ind., Feb. 27. George W. Freid-
ley, tbe well-known solicitor of tbe Louis
ville, Kew Albany ft Chicago railroad, died
suddenly while seated in tbe National hotel at
this place yesterday. He was reading a pa
per, when bis bead fell back, and be was
found to be dead. He had a fine war record
and bad been prominent In Indiana politics
for many years.
A Salvation Lassie in Trouble.
Salem. Mass., Feb. 27. Hannah W.
Roberta, a former Salvation Army soldier of
Salem, was convicted yesterday iu tbe su
preme court of causing the death of Mrs.
Jennie S. Davis at Gloucester, Jan. 10, by
abortion. Sentence was deferred.
Chicago. Feb. d.
board of trade to-iay: W heat No. ! March.
opened . cloned May, oprned $l.t.
Closed Sl.i6& Juiv, opened MW. closed
94.14c Corn No. i March, open l und closed
oxo; April, opvnea ana closed .Ac; jinv
o Dened aud ( loted OntsVr, " r.i.
opened . closed JS&c: May. opened 7!
nuocu i.c; wane, opened so?a. closed JiiAi
forx march, opened $11.3. oinaud tu.15;
aiay, opened 511.1 closed $ll.iK: June,
opened JliJiS, closed fcll.40. laru-Marcii.
opened Sti.tri. closed So.iri4.
The Union stock yards reports the following
prices; jioe .viarKet .ren-l fairly ac
tive and prices &&10e lower, later market
tow, i.Kdi Kraies, rough pck.in.
.5i.l.50, mixed lots, t!.5ij,l.lii; heavy pack
ing anl shipping lots, St.'Oi.fli. Cattie
Market steady; beeves, $3.10;jt.a; bulk, f3.J
ten-oni cows, ei.BJOLUj; nocners and leeaers,
i- ttift-t iJl Kh lt.4tM.hN mutt.,., J)
6.10: western corn-fed, -i.4'5,i.t j; lambs t.:6
Produce: Mutter Fnrv Flain rrim nv
ZGL!SI tMP 1H f&ncv riairv l:i..!7.- iwi.!!,,..
. alOck, K310Hc. tegs trictlr lreli laid, 18 s
hhc; toe-nouse stocx 10c. Dressed
poultry-Chickens. :vai0c ner pound: turkevs.
U3tAn: Hiiclca. ll,flil:iv muo. Sil f.ia? on
dot Potatoes Choice I'.urbauks, :&530c per
ou.; Beauty o(llebron.;u2o; Juirly Uose.JJSe.;
sweet potatoes, tL7j&2JK per hbh Apples-
uuiv Kreemna-s. njtv&iju per DOl. crau
oorrias a.0UMV-lM per but.
Nw Vork, Feb. M.
Wheat Quiet; Ko. 1 red state, tl.; No.
t do, MHo: .So. x red winter March, 88c; do
April, tHo! do May. Jl.OuH. Coru-bteady;
No. i mixed cash. 4Hc: do March. 44c;
do April, tiitto; do May. 434o. Oats-fiteady;
No. 1 white state, Wo; Ko. do, 9uc; No.
mixed March, 8UJ4c; do April, 31i$c;'do May,
MMc Rye-Dull. Barley-Nominal. Pork
Dull; new mess. $12joai.;6. Lard-Quiet;
March, 17JJ); April and May, 87J0.
Live Stock: Cattle-Mo nia:ket: dressed
beef, dull; native sides, per lb; extra do,
6&&7c. To-day's Liverpool cable quotes
American refrigerator beef firmer at per
ft-. Sheep and' Lambs Firm and higher, fairly
gooi sheep, oc per ; prime lambs, T940. Horn
Higher, 6.4ft3.7uVlU0 t fair boss, $5.i0.
Hay Upland pralrte, 7ai.
Hy Timoui new S7S.U0.
Hay Wild, sfi.uoaja jj.
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