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THE DAILY AUGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thxtbsoat. Mat 16. 1889.
Ths Philadelphia Ledger, republican.
aye: "As the proof of the pudding is in
the eating thereof, the wholesale dls
charges of railway mail clerks that have
been made for the express purpose of
evading the limitations of civil service
rules can only be justified provided better
service is obtained from the new men
than from the old. A few of the ap
pointee are restored to their old posis
tions. but the majority appear to be
wholly untried except as to their poli
tics." "What I want now worse than any
thing else," says Postmaster General
Wanatnaker, "is for somebody to hoo
doo my office. Whit I want now is a
first class liar to start the report that the
germs of yellow fever, small pox or other
deadly diseases lingers in the lounges
and chairs of my office and that the car
pets on the flor are reeking with ma
laria and that the pressure of my hand
engenders leprosy. If a story like that
got into circulation and the people be
lieved it. my life might be made pleas
ant for a few days at least. As it is at
present, I am run to death by the office
seekers and eet little time for the real
business of my office." And Mr. Harri
son gave the same reason as an excuse
for his not being able to find time to pre
pare a centennial address.
The clipper, Mary Morton. Capt. Cab
bcrly master, will be up Friday evening.
The steamer St. Paul. Capt. Wood,
will arrive on her way down at 12 o'clock
The Sidney, Capt. Boland. touched the
landing here yesterday afternoon, bound
for down river ports.
The flagship Pittsburg, Capt. Killenon
the roof, will be the next south bound
Diamond Jo packet.
The new rafter. Boreal is Rex, owned
by Durant & Wheeler and D. M. Swain,
made a great run ia her recent trip from
St. Paul and Montrose, la. The trip was
made in thirteen and a half days, while
she was detained one day by taking a
barge from Muscatine, la., to Alma, Wis.
In the twelve and a half days from IIud
son bridge to Montrose, she made 1,240
miles, and she made the trip through
Lake Pepin, thirty miles, in an hour and
twenty-nine minutes. Her fuel cost only
$10 per day. She will be after the
brooms now won by some of the other
A year today the Mississippi river at
this point was away aboye low water
mark and all the low lands were sub'
merged, levees were broken and incalcut
table damage was done to growing crops.
Today the river is barely four feet above
low water mark, and the prospect for an
immense crop in all sections overflowed
last year is most flattering. An old river
man at Galena makes the statement that
the upper Mississippi has not been so low
in twenty-five years at this season, as it
is at the present time.
A dispatch from Eau Claire, Wiscon
sin, says that reports come from Wabasha
of serious obstruction to navigation on
the Mississippi by Wyerhauser's new sj9
tern of running logs' destined for Missis
sippi river mills into West Newton slough
on the Minnesota side instead of rafting
them from the Wisconsin side. During
the floods of the past two days millions
of logs at a time have been rushing out
of the mouth of the Chippewa with great
velocity. Steamboats have been hung
up at Wabasha, the owners being afraid
to venture out among the masses of logs,
The Milwaukee and St. Paul pontoon
bridge on the Mississippi could not be
closed, and trains mere delayed five hours.
A dispatch from Ailken, Minn., says that
navigation in the upper Mississippi, from
Grand Rapids to Aitken, is completely
blocked by a large cedar jam, which ex
tends for miles in tiers ten feet high. All
drives are hung op, and it will take sev
eral hundred men a week or more to
break the jam.
Not long since two rapids pilots board
ed the same train at Port Byron, 111., with
the common object of meeting a raft
boat and engaging a trip over the rapids.
Both pilots got off the train at Clinton,
when No. 1, intending to give No. 2 the
slip, took a street car for Lyons, three
miles farther north, but to his surprise,
upon arriving there, found No. 2 intent
ly gazing up the river, to' see if a boat
was not coming. It was now No. 2's
turn to give No. 1 the slip, which he did
moat successfully by quietly boarding
a passing raft steamer, and was enjoying
the noonday meal, when No. 1 appeared
on the acene, only to find that the cap
tain of the boat had given the trip to No.
2, who was credited with the first knock
out. Round two occurred the following
day, when No. 1 retaliated and walked
off with the honors. It is to be a fight to
the finish, rapids pilot's rules to govern
and the various steamboat captains as
referees and stakeholders. It is a con
test, not of muscle, but of brains and
deepest strategy. Davenport Times.
A Aiew Mlalatrr lrad.
New York, May 16. Allen Thorn
dyke Rice, the new minister U Russia,
died suddenly this morning at the Fifth
Avenue hotel. Mr. Rice bad been suffer
ing with throat affection for a few days
past, but was not supposed to be in dan
ger. He intended to sail for Europe
Beware of Oiaimsnta for Catarrh that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense
of smell and completely derange the
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do are ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken Internally, and
acta directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get the genu
uine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
"8old by druggists. Price 75 cents
A dog that was sent out to find a child
that had wandered from its borne sear
Reno, Nev., discovered the little one
several miles away in a dense thicket bf
It's the Straight Tip
On Cabinet Changes That Are
on the Card.
MILLER TO SUCCEED MATTHEWS,
While Gen. Noble Will Become Attorney
General A Harrowing Doubt Black'
Bundle ef Letters Feminine Clerks
Who Object to Working Under a Col
ored Chief Silver Men In the Dumps
Star Route Irregularity The New York
Washington Ott, May lft. A Repub
lican senator, who is supposed to stand very
clone to the administration, is authority for
a statement that the president has decided to
fill the vacancy on the supreme bench caused
by the death of Justice Stanley Mathews by
Appointing bis old friend and law partner,
Attorney General Miller. This will necessi
tate several important change, chief of
which will he the promotion of Gen. Noble
to the more distinguished position of attor
ney general, while Second Assistant Post
master General Clarkson is to be rewarded
for the splendid service he rendered his
party In the last campaign by being made a
member of the cabinet, succeeding Uen. no
ble as secretary of the interior.
This Is Straight.
This information, the senator says, is abso
lutely correct. He claims that it was first
Imparted to him several days ago by a mem
ber of the cabinet and that be has since been
able to corroborate it by sounding President
Harrison. Just when the changes are to be
officially announced he is not able to tell, bot
i ota what be gathered from the president ne
.Links there is a strong likelihood that the
appointment of Gen. Miller will be made
within a week or two, and of course the
others would follow in rapid succession. .
A Reason for Doubt.
The only reason for doubting the authen
ticity of this information is that the presi
dent when making up his cabinet said most
positively that be would select no one for sec
retary of the interior who did not stand
high in the legal profession. Mr. Clarkson is
not a lawyer, but as he has shown himself to
be a most excellent executive officer during
his brief career In the postofflce department.
it is not unlikely that Mr. Harrison will feel
that he makes up in other important qualifi
cations what he laoks in legal knowledge.
Gen. Black Leaves Some Around Loose
That Will Be Used.
Washington City, May 16. Last fall
many of the special agents of the pension of
fiee were utilized by Gen. Black as political
missionaries. From time to time to time
they reported to (Ma. Black by personal let
ters, which accumulated till there were more
of them than the general could conveniently
keep about his desk. In the course of time
tbey were turned over to Quincy E. Brown
lag, a clerk in the office, who is a
confidential friend to Gen. Black, and
who was employed by him on delicate mis
sions. Mr. Browning within a few days has
ftftrned the whole of the confidential political
oik respond ence over to Commissioner Tanner,
wK6 will adorn his annual report next fall
with numerous citations from these letters.
Brown is retained in She service, and it is
hinted that there may have been purposes
that were served by delivering this corre
spondence to the enemy, but it is very
strange that Gen. Black lelt the corre
spondence in the pension office after the elec
tion, Another 8 tar 'Route Scandal.
Washington Crrr, May 16. Some irreg
ularities in contracts for star routes for mail
service in Missouri have been discovered by
8eoond Assistant Postmaster General Whit
field. The contracts have been suspended
and the matter referred to the attorney gen
eral with a view to determining whether the
irregularities amount to a violation of law.
In case they do, the contract will be can
celed and the service relet It is not improb
able that some clerks tn the office will be dis
charged as a result of the investigation.
Silver Men Wax Wroth.
Washington Citt, May 16. The silver
men of the Republican party are enraged at
the information which comes to them in an
official way that the treasury department re
fuses to accept their advice to purchase sil
ver bullion. Ever since the 4th of March
prominent silver men of the west, led by
Senator Stewart, of Nevada, have been en
deavoring to force the purchase of bullion
and the adoption of a radical silver policy,
claiming that it was necessary as a Repub
Busney 's Latest Pension Decision.
Washington Citt, May 16. Assistant
Secretary Bussey has directed that a pension
be granted to R. M. Montgomery for aggra
vation of disease while in the service. Mont
gomery had a weak back before he entered
the service, but while on duty he fell down
and incurred pensionable injuries. His claim
has always been decided adversely. Mr. Bus
sey says, however, that a liberal and just
construction of the pension laws makes the
The rrmident Given a Chance to Fish.
Washington Citt, May 16. The. Wood
niont Rod and Gun club Wednesday night
elected Richard J. Bright president and
Henry A. Willard vice president President
Harrison was unanimously elected an hon
orary life member of the club. It is expected
that the president will, before the fishing
season has passed, avail himself of the privi
leges afforded an honorary member of the
club and try to catch some trout in West
ENTERTAINED AT "NACIREMA."
A Baltimore Editor Banquets a Distin
Baltimore, May 10. Gen. Felix Agnus,
the proprietor of The Baltimore American,
entertained about 400 gentlemen from New
York, Philadelphia, Washington and Mary
land at his beautiful country seat, Naclreraa,
yesterday afternoon, including the party
that left the capital in the morning. An
elaborate dinner in courses, with appropri
ate wines, was served at improvised tables
on the lawn, and sevtral speeches were
Blaine Compliments His HmL
The secretary of state was called on to re
spond to the toast "The President-" Mr.
Blaine was greeted with cheers. lie said
that he was somewhat in the family of the
president, and he did not care to dis
cuss a family matter at great length in pub
lic. He could not refrain from saying, how
ever, that the people of the United States
would And President Harrison above all a
Just man. He Was capable of administering
the government of the United States in a
non-partisan way, and before Democrats and
Republicans he would recognize as first in
right and highest In honor a citisen of the
United Statea Mr. Blaine then paid a very
pretty compliment to Gen. Agnus. He said
that no colonist had ever become more thor
oughly a citisen of the country of his adop
tion. Gen. Agnus was at once a great
Frenchman and a great American.
The Washington party reached home on
their return at 10 o'clock last night.
Suicide of a Prominent Engineer.
New York, May 16. Gen. Adna Ander
son committed suicide at Philadelphia yes
terday morning. He was at one time chief
engineer of the Northern Pacific railroad,
and had always been prominent in railroad
engineering circles. He was chief of the con
struction corps of the Army of the Potomac,
and later superintendent of military rail,
ways during the war.
Been In Offloe Sixty Years.
Vienna, May lft. Judge von Schmerling,
president of the supreme court of Austria,
completed his sixtieth year in office yester
day. Emperor Francis Joseph, accompanied
by a large number of high officials, waited
upon the judge in parson and tendered his
Female Clerks Much ExereUed,
Washington Citt. May lft. The clerks
in the general land office are much exercised
o'er the appointment by the president of the
Rsv. Mr. Townsend, the colored minister of
It diana, to be recorder in that office. The
c! rks in the recorder's division are almost
et tirely ladies. The ladies do not relish the
id of having a colored man as their supe
rior and chief, and are hurrying in applica
ti ms for transfer to other divisions.
G-itng to Investigate Gotham's Postoffloe.
Washington Citt, May 16. Postmaster
Vnn Cott, of New York, had a conference
w. th the postofflce authorities yesterday, in
which he said that the New York office could
net be measured by the rules applicable to
any other office in the country, and that the
elnssiflcation system did not work welL It
wns decided to send a commission to examine
th office and report on its needs, etc.
A British Fast Cruiser.
Washington Citt, May 16. Naval archi
tects are waiting further particulars of the
performance of a remarkable cruiser built in
Ei gland by the Armstrongs, She is the
Pi sdinonte, and said to have made 19 knots
under natural draft and over 21 knots with
forced draft She measures 2,500 tons and
ca Tit's engines of 11,500 horse-power. The
hull weig hs but 970 tons.
Senator Hale Only Slightly Injured.
Washington Citt, May lft Secretary
Bl tine received a telegram yesterday from
Senator Hale, who was reported seriously
in:uredina railway collision near Los An
ge es, CaL, on Monday, stating that his in-jui-y
Wants to Know How the Bank Stand.
Washington Citt, May 16. The comp
troller of the currency has called for a re-po-t
of the condition of the national banks
throughout the country at the close of busi
ness on Monday the 13th inst
Chief Justice Puller Goes South.
Washington Citt, May 16. Chief Justice
Fl Her, of the United States supreme court,
left here yesterday afternoon for Norfolk,
Vs., and from there will go to South Caro
lina, on his district tour.
STATE LEGISLATIVE NOTES.
Illinois Snlons Rushing KIM Municipal
Suffrage for Women In Michigan.
Springfield, Ills., May 16. The senate
sei.tthe jury commission bill to second read
ing yesterday. The Chicago drainage bill
thi n came up, and the title was changed to
conform with committee amendments, all of
wl ich were adopted. They referred largely
to the question of damages. An amendment
to take the control of docks along the pro
posed channel from the drainage district was
deeated, and another forbidding the employ
n nt of aliens on the work and making eight
hoars a day's work was adopted, but notice
wi s given of a motion to reconsider the lat
tei vote. After some other amendments had
ben disposed of the bill was sent to third
rending, upon which a motion to reconsider
thiit vote was given notice of and the sen
The house failed to pass the hill regulating
tbii practice of dentistry, and defeated the
bill concerning the power of oity councils,
etc., in regard to street and steam railways.
Tie bill appropriating to the widow of
Gen. R. K. Swift, of Chicago, $219 30 due
him as commander of the Cairo expedition
in lSfil, was passed, as was the bill provid
ing that soldiers admitted to the soldiers'
home shall be taken to the home free of
charge; also the bill giving the widow of the
late Representative Teefey $4 0 the balance
of his salary for the full session; also the bill
appropriating f 80,000 for expenses of the na-
tic nnl guard ;also the bill appropriating or the
University of Illinois; also the bill appropri
ating .50,0J0 fora monument to Gen. Logan.
Tie bill appropriating $ 224,000 to compile,
etc., a series of text books for the public
scliool8 was passed to third reading, and tht
bill appropriating $1,170 to reimburse J. B.
Ri for unjust quarantine of cattle at Chi-
cajjo in ISSfl and 1887 was passed. The bill
an ending the dram-shop act so as to punish
th sale or gift of liquors to minors or habit
ual drunkards was also passed.
Lansing, Mich., May 16. The senate yes
teiday passed bills appropriating $9,000 to
tho Pontiac asylum, and organizing a new
comfy in the upper peninsula to be known as
McMillen. The bouse passed the bill giving
wt men the right to vote at all municipal
elections 58 to iA. There were crowds of
lar ies present, and they applauded the pass
age and pinned a boutonniere on the coat of
entry member who voted aye. The bills pro
vicing for free text hooks, and increasing
tht. bounty on dead English sparrows were
alsD passe 1 Governor Luce vetoed the bill
to repeal the law requiring the reporting of
mortgages for tasation.
LABOR TROUBLES AT THE MINES.
Illinois Diggers ConnMerlng the Situation
What They Want to Do.
StrkaTOR, Ilia, May 16. John McBride,
of Columbus, O., president of the National
Miners Progressive union, has been in tht
city for the past two days trying to make
some settlement between the soft-coal miners
an i the operator? of northern Illinois, but he
has not been successful. The miners held a
twi days' secret session, which ended y ester
da afternoon. An attempt will be made tc
arrange for a conference between the miners
an 1 operators at Joliet on May 2L.
Policy of the Miners.
jhe policy of the miners, as outlined by
Mr. McBride, is for the miners of Illinois,
Ohio, and Pennsylvania to unite in support
ing the miners of Iniiaua in a strike against
the ir 15 cents reduction. This cannot be done
by the Illinois miners unless their operators
pa;.' nearly the same scale as tbey did last
yeiir. A number of the the leading coal com
panies here paid off their men yesterday.
Sad Fate of a Toung Millionaire.
llT. Holly, N. J., May 16. Heywood
Paul, a young millionaire of Philadelphia,
wto recently graduated at Harvard and whe
became insane while arranging for his mar
ria;e to a young woman of Boston, and foi
whose apprehension $1,000 reward had beeD
offered, was found drowned yesterday morn
inf. His body was found floating in the
De aware river by some shad fishermen in a
cove in front of the residence of Gen. E.
Burd Crubb. Young Paul broke away from
his attendants on Saturday last and nothing
was uearu about mm until yesterday.
Another Mystery at Railway, N. J.
IUhwat. N. J., May 16. Early Wednes
day morning a handsomely dressed beautiful
young woman was found lying on the side
walk in front of Capt Isaac Bunn's residence
in tiiia city. Breath was just barely in the
women when discovered, and a few minute
la tor she died. There was nothing found
upon the body that would lead to its identifi
cation. The authorities believe that another
foul crime has been perpetrated.
Montana Goes Democratic
x ix li a a, xl. i., May in. sufficient re
pot ts are in to show that the Democrats
ba elected forty of the seventy-five mem
bers of the constitutional convention, and
prcbably forty-two. The Democrats are
jutilant over the result, as it indicates a
great change in the sentiment of the terri
tur f since last November.
. Brawn Made a Fatal Mistake.
J ACKSONT1UE, Ills., May 16. It is demon-
atn.ted beyond a doubt that Brown, the Wa
ver I y cashier, met bis death by taking mor
phia in mistake for quinine. Capsules of
bot 1 substances were found in his possession
lnd scriminately mixed. Mr. Brown's flnan
da! affairs were in good shape.
lord Lonsdale and Wife Meet.
J iw York, May 16. Lord Lonsdale ar
rived here yesterday morning from Mon
treal He was only accompanied by a serv
ant He was subsequently Joined by his
wit 3 at toe- Brevoort hotel. The couple will
all lor England on the Celtio In a few days.
Very Much Alive and a Lot-Owner.
F BAOqro, Fa., May 14 Letters have been
M0 ived from r. J. M. ty-aose, la qalahetna
Cit', shewing that he was not ro ordered, as
rep irted, but has secured some corner lots
and is all right v, f-
the noon Tumnm akcttb. thuusday may-- 10, icao.
A Transaction Involving the
Sum of $15,500,000.
BOUGHT BT THE GOULD COMMITTEE
Who Will Proceed to Reorganise the
Business A Deponlt of Nearly l.OOO,
OOO Paid on the Spot Incidents of the
Bale and Points of the Mew Deal The
Offices to Oo to St. Louis Other Ball
Chicago, May ltt. Shortly after 11
o'clock yesterday morning by order of Judge
Graham the Wabash railway east of the
Mississippi river was sold at auction at the
north front of the government building in
The road was offered for sale by divisions,
beginning with the Ohio division, seventy-
five miles long, extending from Toledo to the
east line of the state of Indiana. There were
no bids on this portion, and the master passed
on to the Indiana division, extending from
the east state line to the Illinois line. The
purchasing committee allowed this to be
knocked down to the Popper-Johnson com
mittee as a "conditioner sale, and the same
programme was followed with that portion
of the road extending from the east line of
Illinois to the Illinois river, the PoDDer crowd
bidding above the upset price in each case.
ine Decatur and East St Louis branch was
offered, and contrary to expectation the Illi
nois Central did not appear as a bidder for
this lina It was sold conditionally to the
Popper-Johnson committee for 14,000,000.
Goulds Committee Bids.
James F. Joy, of the purchasing commit
tee, bid $50,00J for the branch thirty-four
miles long running from Clayton to Mere
doeia, Ills., and secured it There was no
upset price fixed on this portion of the prop
erty. Mr. Joy bid in the Hannibal and Na
ples branch for $500,000; also a line from
Clayton to Camp Point and another from
Caithage to Elvason at $50,000 each. The
Ohio division was then offered again, and
the purchasing committee succeeded in gob
bling it by a bid of $2,840,595.63.
lnd the Road Is Theirs.
According to the decree the masters were
required af ler selling the road by divisions
to again offer it for sale as a unit By
divisions it had brought $15,540,595.6S. The
upset puce was $15,3i"),(K0. Mr. Joy saw
that he must go above the amount already
bid in order to secure the property for the
purchasing committee, and he called out the
round sum of $15,550,000. The Popper
Johnson people had accomplished their pur
pose, and there was no counter bidding.
Jay Gould and his purchasing committee
were in possession of the Wabash road. A
deposit of $y00,000 was required as a guar,
antoe of good faith, representing $100,000 for
each of the nine divisions, and this sum was
promptly put up.
Plan of Reorganisation.
The plan of reorganization of the Wabash
system provides that the purchasing commit
tee consisting of James F. Joy, of Detroit;
O. D. Ashlev and Thomas H. Hubliard, of
New York, and E Igar T. Wells, of Hart
ford, shall foreclose all of the mortgages and
secure a sale of the property under a decree
and purchase the same, then cause to be
formed a new corporation to which they
shall transfer the property.
Cpon the l'g.l acquisition of title of the
lines east of the Mississippi they are to be
consolidated with the lines west of the Mis
Ottlces To lie Moved.
There was no excitement during the sale
and very few people on the spot at the be
ginning. Before it end' d. however, the steps
and adjacni.t sidewalk w re crowded with
people attracted by curi.wity, and A lams
street was blocked wilh street cars and ve
hicles. The general office of the company
will undoubtedly le removed lo St Louis.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railway.
Baltimore, May 10. At the meeting of
the directors of the Baltimore and Ohio rail
way yesterday it was reported that the sur
plus bad been scaled down from $43,000,000
to $2,76S,75S; tha decn-ase in earnings dur
ing April, WW, compared with April. 1!8S,
was reported at $25,117. It v. as recom
mended that economy tie enforced by every
means possible. W. W. IVabody was ap
pointed general superintendent of the lines
west of the Ohio river, with the same duties
he had heretofore as manager. He was also
made general agent at Chicago.
Railway Director Klected.
Tarsoxs, Kan., May 16 At the annual
meeting of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas
stockholders yesterday directors for the en
suing year were elected as follows: Rudolph
V. Martinson, Henry K. Enos, William
Dowd, E. Ellery, O. Anderson, William
Bond, Simon Sterns, Jacob Deneuf ville, Sam
uel Sloan, George V. Forrest Herman R.
Baltzer, Maynard C. Eyron, of New York;
Harrison Cross, Emporia, Kan. ; Benjamin
P. McDonaM, Fort Scott, Kan. ; Lee Clark,
Parsons; Jamas C. Thompson, Sedolia, Ma ;
John Hancock, Austin, Tex.
Toted ITnanimouiily to Consolidate.
Cleveland, O., May 16. By agreement
of attorneys the court permitted the stock
holders of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cin
cinnati and Indianapolis railroad to meet
yesterday and vote upon the proposition to
consolidate with the "Big Four" system. Of
the 150,000 shares 122,93a were voted, all be
ing in favor of thd consolidation, no nega
tive votes being cast
Killed hy a Chicago Grip Car.
Chicago, May 16. Mrs. Mary Lambrecht,
residing at 65 Chicago avenue, while at
tempting to cross the track of the North Side
Cable road, yesterday evening, was struck by
a grip car, and drawn under the wheels and
almost instantly killed. Her body was hor
ribly mangled. The accident was witnessed
by her.husband, who bad just crossed the
street ahead of her.
Snow In Wisconsin and Michigan.
Chicago, May 16. Telegrams from Ash
land, Wis., and St Ignace, Mich., state that
a heavy snow-storm occurred in those vicini
ties yesterday. It extended all over north
ern Michigan and along the Gogebic range.
Doings of Pennsylvania White Caps.
Pittsbcbq, May 16. A special from
Greensburg reports that White Caps Sunday
morning burned the barn and killed the val
uable horse of S. L Coffin an, whom they had
previously wanned to leave the country.
..Swallowed Carbolic Add.
Oakxakd, Ills., May 16. A small child of
Newton Childress, who resides four miles
south of the city, swallowed a bottleful of
carbolic aci 1 yesterday. There is but alight
hope of the child's recovery.
New York Will Buy Armour's Beer.
A lb ant, N. Y., May 16. The assembly
Wednesday, by a vote of 80 to 28, defeated
the so-called dressed beef bilL
The bill authorizing the construction of el
evated roads in Breton was killed In the Mas
sachusetts senate Wednesday.
Henry and Nathan Rusm 1 & Day, whole
sale dealers in glassware, lamps, eta., ef New
York, have assigned. Liabilities reported at
At the annual meeting the Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy railway, held In Chicago
Wednesday, the old board of directors was
The cathedral church of St Mary, at Pe
oria, Ills., was consecrated with the elabor
ate ritual of the Roman Catholic church
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorired the First National bank of Little
Falls, Minn., to commence business with a
capital of $59,000. '
Mr. WniUlawRoid, United States mt&ia-
ter to France, was formally received bp JL
Bpuller, the French, minister of foreign af
fairs, Wednesday. -
I Several parsons were Injured, aooe aanraa.
ry, in a collision ec ftsnjoatsa P&naOal-
ptata Wsln It was a aarYew
from a fatal ditAstsr: . .
Wade Hampton's Words at a
APPEAL TO IMPARTIAL HIST0BY
As to Who Was Bight or Wrong In the
Late Unpleasantness The Confederate
Dead Declared Martyrs The Duty of
Americans North, Bouth, East and West
The War Issues Not In Discussion A
Plea for Fraternal Union.
Charleston, B. C, May 16. At the dedi
cation of a monument to the dead soldiers of
four Geman couipauies in the Confederate
army, yesterday, Senator Hampton made the
"We regard our dead as martyrs, and God
forbid that any of their living comrades,
their descendants to the remotest ages, should
brand them as traitors. Words, my friends,
are not merely empty sounds; in the domain
of history they are things, jtotent factors, not
only in shaping events, but in placing these
events in a true light before tho world, and
we should never acknowledge that we were
rebels or traitors. That question is to be de
cided by the verdict of iniartial history and
that of posterity, and we may well be satis
fled to commit our cause and our conduct to
those august tribunals.
Not IHxcuuing War Isnue.
"Let me not be understood as discussing
the merits of the great conflict which ai
rayed one section of the country against the
other; which wrought such wide-spread
devastation, and which cost so much iu treas
ure and the loss of so many precious lives.
The questions which brought about that un
happy war have been settled; and he is not
a true patriot who would Ktrive to kindle the
fires of sectional hate or reopen the wounds
which the kin.l hand of time has healed.
The Patriot's Highest Duty.
"No higher duty can inspire the heart of
every patriot than that which impols him to t
aevote an his energies or mind and body to
tki. . . ... ....
imuiry wormy 01 me a J miration
and respect of the world the lit hon.e for I
all time to come of American freemen. This
duty devolves on us of the south as urgently
as upon any other citizens of this lu-nad
land; for whatever may have boon the issues
which brought about civil war, we must re
member that now all north, south, east
and west have but one country, and but
one constitution, to both of which our alle
giance is due.
A Defense of the Southern Memorial.
"But while we of the south recognize this
fact fully it does not follow that we should
refuse to do honor to the memory of our dead
comrades. Tlie men who met us in battle
would feel a just contempt for us were we
base enough to forgot those who gave their
lives for a cause which they and we believed
in our inmost hearts to be just and right
We should indeed be time-serving cravens if
we allowed the memory of these men, of
their untimely doath, to pass forever from our
hearts, or if we should fall to leave enduring
monuments to them as evidences of our love
and our gratitude. ' We can do nothing to
show a grateful people's gratitude to our
The senator closed with an eloquent tribute
to the poor and crippled survivors of the
CARELESSNESS IN A MINE.
Pour Men Receive Terrible Injuries by a
Ishpeminu, Mich., May 16. By an explo
sion of dynamite at the Osceola mine yester
day morning four Austrian miners were ter
ribly Injured. Joseph Rnsett had bis skull
fractured; John Turk had his right arm blown
off and was otherwise mangled; Antoine
Zuaruztk bad his left arm partly blown off;
the fourth man was painfully wounded. The
first two may die. The accident occurred
through the rarelessuess of the men injured.
Two Thousand To lie Evicted.
St. Paul, Minn., May 16 A determined
effort is to be made in a few days to evict the
Polish and Bohemian squatters on what is
known as the "Upper Flat" The papers are
now being prepared and 2,0X10 people will be
evicted. This will sweop the flats of the
squatters, and they will be then used for
manufacturing and warehouse purposes, for
which uses they are valuable. Some of the
squatters have assorted squatters' rights,
which gives them title after twenty years of
residence, and it is prol table that there will
be trouble if the attempt to evict them be
Scores on the Hall Field.
Chicago, May 16. Following are yester
day's League scores at Iwise ball: At New
York Cleveland 2, New York 16; at Boston
Pittsburg 7, Boston 8; at Philadelphia
Chicago 5, Philadelphia 6; at Washington
City Indianapolis 4, Washington 1.
American association: At Cincinnati
Brooklyn 10, Cincinnati 6; at St Louis Bal
timore 7, 8t Louis 9.
Western association: At Denver Sioux
City , Denver 12; at St. Joseph Oniaba 5,
Bt Joseph 4.
New Episcopal Klshop for Ohio.
Toledo, O., May 16. At the seventy-second
annual convention of the Protestant
Episcopal diocese of Ohio, held here yester
day, Rev. Ir. W. A. Leonard, of Washing
ton, was chosen as assistant to the veneral
Bishop Bedell. When Bishop Bedell's resig
nation of his office is formally accepted by
the house of bishops Dr. Leonard will suc
ceed to the full episcopal office.
Tillle Prelinghuysen Married.
Newark, N. J., May 16. Miss Tillie Fre
lingbuysen, daughter of the late ex-senator
and secretary of state, Frederick Frelinghuy-
sen, and who, it was understood, was engaged
to be married tothelateex-president Arthur,
was married to-day to Mr. IL Winne Gray,
the divorced husband of the daughter of the
late W. a. Travers. of New York.
Will License Women to Preach.
York. Pa.. May 16. In the United Breth
ren conference yesterday the plan of licens
ing women to preach was adopted. It was
resolved that no minister shall preach more
than three consecutive years at one point
without consent of the conference.
An Illinois Town Scorched.
Bloomisgton, Ills., May 16 At Stanford,
at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, H.nry Line-
bar ger's elevator, with 8,000 bushels of oats,
and other property was burned. The total
loss was $10,500; insurance, $5,200.
Death of a Wisconsin Pioneer.
Janesvillk, Wis., Mav 16. O. W. Nor
ton, senator from Rock county in the First,
Second and 1 bird isconsin assemblies.
serving from 1S4 to 150, died at bis borne
tn this city yesterday morning.
Boulanger's Daughter Betrothed.
Paris, May 16. It is stated that Gen.
Boulanger's second daughter is betrothed to
the son of the Countess Bari, sister-in-law of
the ex-king of Naples.
Bow Apia Will Be Governed,
Berlin, May 16. The sub-committee oi
the Samoa n conference has rendered a de
cision regarding the municipal government
of Apia. A council composed of one member
from each of the powers engaged in the con
ference and three natives will form ths
municipal body. This decision doe not
please the British commissioners. Mn
Phelps, though not one of the sab-committee
is credited with influencing Its action.
O Ulcers Elected by a Whisky Tract.
Peoria, Iila, May Id. The annual elec
tion of officers of the Western Distillers and
Cattle Feeders' trust occurred yesterday.
The old officers were re-elected as follows:
President, Joseph B. Greenhut; vioa presi
dent, Adolph Woolner; secretary George J.
Gibson, all of Peoria; treasurer, W. N. Ho-
bart, of Cincinnati. Only routine business
An Old Iowan Dead.
Waterloo, la., May 10. Dr. Jesse Was
son, editor of The La Porte City Progress,
died yesterday. He founded tne town of
LaPorte in 1865 and was once a member of
the legislature. He weighed nearly 400
pounds. . -J.
SPRING HAS GOME !
and with it
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-UST PABLOB SUITES-:
No words can do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
EXILE A WINNING HORSE.
Be Captures the Brooklyn Handicap in
the Rapid Time nf 2:07 1-3.
New York, May 16. Over 15,000 people
went to the Graveeend race track yesterday
to witness tho race for the Brcoklyn handi
fap. l.V miles. A finer day for racing pur
poses could not have been had. The early
arrivals at the track found that the course
was in excellent condition. Though a little
damp underneath, it was dusty on top, and
many pronounced it fast, while a few thought
it was a second or so slow. In the auction
pools Terra Cotta sold at $;80; nanover,
fS0; Prince Royal, $340; field, $1!K).
The Flyers at the Post.
At the call of the trumpet Prince Royal
was the first to take the track. He was clossHy
followed by Juggler and Terra Cotta. They
looked fit to race for a kingdom.- All the
steel were given splendid receptions, espe
cially the old favorite, Hanover. There was
quite a delay at the post. Exile and Prince
Royal being rather fractious.
Started in a Siring.
Tbey broke away four times before get
ting the flag. When the banner fell Juggler
was first away, followed by Terre Cotta,
Elk wood, Richmond, Prince Royal, Hanover
and Exile in the order named. The latter
had much the worst of the start. Coming
down the near stretch Hanover and Juggler
were racing side by side, three lengths be
fore Prince Royal and Exile, the others
were in a ruck, tailed by Richmond, and in
this way they went by the stand. At the
lower end Juggler showed a little in front,
and he was first past the quarter post, a
nose in front of Hanover.
Hanover Falls Itark.
Going up the back stretch Juggler im
proved his lead and the others closed up on
Hanover. Half way up the stretch Hanover
began to full back, and a cry of "Hanover is
beaten" ia-ued from 10,000 throats. It was
true. He was soon passed fcy Prince Royal
and Exile, Juggler was still in front at the
half-mile post, half a length before Prince
Royal, who was the same distance before
Exile, Hanover being a bad fourth. On the
upper turn Exile went to the front, and came
into the home stretch half a length before
Prince Royal, who was two lengths before
Finished with a Rush.
he struggle from this point was very ex
citing. Garrison rode Prince Royal like a
demon, but iu vain; he could not get up to
Exile, who iu the last furlong increased his
advantage, and amid tremendous cheering
won the race by two lengths. Prince Royal,
second, was a dozen leugths before Terra
Cotta, third. Elk wood, Juggler and Han
over finished as named.
The time by fractions was 0:25, 0:50, 1:03,
1:11, 1:2S, 1:41)4' and 12:07.
The winning horses in the other races
were: Britannic, mile, 1:01'; Tea Tray,
1 1-10 miles, 1:4S?4'; Banquet, mile, 0:49V;
Reclare, mile, 0:50; Frolic, 1 mile, 1:43.
At Chicago and Louisville.
Chicago, May 16 The track yesterday at
the West Side course was fast, which is
more than can be said of the time. The
races were won a follows: Wrestler,
mile, 1:07; Litlxrt, J4' mile, l.ao?; Unite,
mile heats, 1 :20 and :'.- St Albans,
mile, 1:1'; Stevens, J mile, 1:37.
Louisville, Ky., 51 ay 10 Tho track at
Churchill Downs was wet yesterday. The
following is the list of events: Jakie Toms,
mile. 1:1S4'; Avondnle, mile, 1:04;
Badge, 1 miles, 1:574'; Pat Donovan, 1
mile, l:Vf; Bridgelight, mile, 1:32;
Bravo, mile, 1:17'.
The Fasig Horse Sale.
Cleveland, O., May 10 Seventy-one
horses were sold at Fasig's sale yesterday for
the aggregate of 37,130. the highest prices
being given for Charlie Friel (2:lf.!), $2,900;
Sir Arehy, 2,500, and Christine, l,SO0.
Chicago, May 15. I
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were J
as follows: Wheat No. S May, opened 84sc. !
closed Hc- June, opened tuc, closed
July, opened TS-VHc, closed T7J$c
Coin No. 3 May. opened and closed 84c:
June, opened aiscclosed IHH-4c; July, opened
35io, clmoi &V35lgC. Oats No. S May,
opened 2 '44.-, closed St-fcic; June, opens I
and closed S:!1-; July, opened and
clooel 233i Pork June, opened $11.50.
closed $11.4214; July, opened $11.00, closed
fll.oo; August, opened fll.ttn, nloned $11.56.
Lard June, opined .$0, closed $1.77H.
Live stock The Union Stock Yards reports
the following range of prices: The market
moderately active on packing and shiDDme
account prices declined !loc on all grades;
Bales ranged at $4.464.70 light, $4.a4.li6
rough packing. $4.i4.aO mixed, and $4.16
(34.5(1 heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Alarket active on loral and shipping
account, and prices without material change:
quotations ranged at t;ttH&4..'0 for good
to choice shipping Rteers. $3.0li(ii3.SO cenunon
to good do., t2.7.V.a 2.1 butchers' t-tecrs, $2.50
&2.S5 storkers, ;2.7.Vjt.X2i feeders. Sl.GnQ2.78
cows, and JLiiOf..Tj inferior mixed stock
and bulls. Sheep-Market fairly active:
prices 1HJM LighiT; quotations ranged at
fn.i6o4.15 shorn westerns, $3.004.40 shorn
natives, and f 4.5u4.H5 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy Klgln creamery,
l&o per lb; dairies in line, U.u,12c; roll but
ter, 7&Mc Eggs Strictly fresh, L80 per
aoc f ouitry Lave caickens, vc per lb; roost
ers, 5c; turkeys, tkffi"c; ducks. l(X&Vic, Pota
toes Choice Burbanks, 2K&30o per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, c; mixed lots, 22o; sweet po
tatoes, 1.7.V32.iW per bbl. ApplM-Choioe
greenings, $220.127.116.11 per bbl: poor lota, ?6o&
1.UJ. strawberries $2.UUi2.5J per 4-qt-case.
Niw York. May 16.
Wheat Quiet; No. 1 red state nominal:
No. S do. B Jhc: No. 2 red winter May,
e&tto: do June, S'.c: do July. Mc. Corn-
Quiet; No. t mixed cash. 43H&434c: do May.
42c;do Jnne. 41-w1: do July, 42tjC. Oats
Steady; No. 1 white state. Wc; No. i
do, )Jii(?t304o; No. mixed May, 2oi do
June, 2Mc. Rye Dull. Barley Nominal.
Pork Dull; new-mess, $13.2f3.13.5(. Lara
Quiet: May. $7.14: June, $7.15.
Live Stock: Cattle Light rattle, about
steady: heavy steers, dull and a fraction low
er; ordinary to prime steers, t3.i4 W V 100
fcs; bulls and dry cows. $18.104.22.168. Sheep and
Lambs Sheep, steady and firm: all clipped,
8Vj(&5c V t: yearlings, fW'e; spring lambs.
?94&o V t. Hegs Nominally unchanged;
live hogs, i.U0&&.).
Hit Upland prat tie, $9 00,
Hy TimeUiy new $7&it.O0.
Hat Wild, $&.0U&$8 ju.
Potatoes 15c. ' .
oosl Moft u : aaid M.go
Cord Wood-Oak, I4.K; Hickory, $3.
Strw-t: baled tt.OO.
Syracuse ice dealers hare atarted an
ke exchange. ' :
the pleasure of beautifying home
- IF1. COPtlDE
W. B. BARKER
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
ne will make a great effort to pfrtwlnate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the In-at oo,, .
-AT THE LOWEST TRICES.
J. B. ZIMMER
f 1 ryTjNn
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits np in the latest styles.
HIS PRICTSS lRTC T.OAV.
Manufacturer of ind Dealer in all kinds of
$A Hoe lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will pay ymi to rail hrf.'rr pnr. l,-.iig.
No. 1000 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
, ;; :
new pieces of-
1623 Second Avenu?.
is reserved for-
Opp. Harper House,
DAILY HIS STOCK OF-
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravies, Etc Conrinicct
for NURSES "iling water a delicious BKKF TEA
is instantly provi.lr.l. INVALIDS wi And it appetliii
giving tone to the WKAKKST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be M'lii: HKKr KSSEM'K. Tut up in convenient pact
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