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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
ThDBBDAY, MAT 23. 1889.
Ths election of Judge Williams, the
democratic candidate in the special con
gressional election in the Nineteenth
Illinois district on Tuesday is a snbstan
tial democratic victory. The republicans
made a determined effort to elect their
candidate, but notwithstanding Williams'
majority is in the neighborhood of 4,
Uenrt IGbadt, writing from New
York to the Atlanta Constitution, says:
"Unless there is a decided check to the
current now settling swiftly, Grover
CleTeland will te the next democratic
nominee for the presidency. On the
surface it is all Cleveland in New York.
Governor Hill may have the inachine in
hand, but in general regard as to fitness,
dignity, ability and size be is not classed
8am Jones, the Georgia revivalist,con
tinues his peculiar methods of preaching
the gospel on the Iciflc coast. He re
cently startled his San Francisco congre
gation by telling it that hell was not more
than ten feet away. As may be supposed,
this produced somewhat of a sensation.
Judging from the form of the proposition,
we should conclude that Mr. Jones leans
to the belief that the place of future pun
ishment is a state or condition rather than
a place. If the latter, he might doubtless
have counted his converts by the thous
ands if he had convinced them that the
dreadful place was in the immediate
neighborhood of San Francisco .
Congressman Joe Cannon has won
the fight over the appointment of an in
ternal revenue revenue collector in the
Springfield district. Levi S. Wilcox was
appointed en his recommendation, and
as both of the United States senators
wanted some one else and made a decid
ed "kick, it was thought likely that the
president would reconsider his action and
do as Senators Cullom and Farwell de
sired. But Mr. Harrison now announces
that the appointment of Wilcox shall
stand, and to say that Illinois' two sena
tors are somewhat wrathy is putting it
The thread manufacturers are having a
lively row. The Clark, Williamanticand
Coats companies are in "combination'
and they recently notified the Merrick
thread company that unless it would enter
into an arrangement about the price of
six-cord 200 yards spool cotton its busis
ness would be ruined. The Merrick com
pany refused to go into the combination,
whereupon the price of the two Clarks',
Wtliiammatic and Coats thread was
dropped 16 per cent , with a threat
that it would go still lower unless
the Merrick thread company would
come into an agreement with them
in relation to prices. These institu
tions have been robbing the sewing
women of the country for years under
the protection of the 53 per cent duty
on spool cotton. It is pleasant to see
they are yielding up 16 per cent of
their tariff plunder, if only for a brief
season. For, as the Evening Pont re
The probability is that after a brief
war of rates they will all join in a com
mon pool to make all the money that the
tariff intended to give them, and that
they will reduce toe wages of their work
people as much aa the-supply and de
mand of labor will permit .
Bewars of Ointments for Catarrb tear 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 tbem. nail's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken internally, and
acts directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrb Cure, be sure you get the genu
uine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
tSold by druggists. Price 75 cents
ADV1CI TO BOTHIES.
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering and
crying with pain of cutting teeth? If so,
send at once and get a bottle of Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething. Its value is incalculable.
It will relieve the poor little sufferer im
mediately. Depend upon it mothers,
there is no mistake about it. It cures
dysentery, diarrhoea, regulates the stom
ach and bowels, cures wind colic, soft
ens the gums, reduces inflammation. -and
gives tone and energy to the whole sys
tem. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
for Children Teething is pleasant to the
taste, and is the prescription of one of
the oldest and best female nurses and phy
slcians in the United States, and is for
ale by all druggists throughout the
world. Price 2.5 cents per bottle.
I have been a sufferer from catarrh for
the past eight years. Having tried a
number of remedies advertised as "sure
cures" without obtaining any relief, I had
resolved never to take any other patent
medicines, when a friend advised me to
try Ely's Cream Balm. I did so with
great reluctance, but can now testify
with pleasure that after UBine it for six
weeks I believe myself cured. It is a most
agreeable remedy an invaluable balm
Joseph Stewart, 624 Grand avenue,
In the pursuit of the gootf things of
hia world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
Stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents, of
The best on earth can truly be said of
Grigg's Glycerine Salve, which is a sure,
safe and speedy cure for cuts, bruises,
scalds, burns wounds and all other sorest
Will positively cure piles, tetter and all
kin eruption. Try this wonder healer.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refund
ad. Only S5 cents. Bold by druggists-
A new industry is the manufacture of
Ink from the oil and grease extracted
from spent cotton waste. -
Explains the Mysterious Disap
pearance of Dr. Cronin.
HIS DECOMPOSING CORPSE rOTJUD,
Its Hiding- riace a Sewer Catch-Basin,
and the Head Fall of Ghastly Gashes
Complete Identification of the Body and
Its Occupancy of the Trunk Made Clear
by Several Facts A Significant Circum
stance Story of the Case Recapitulated.
Chicago, May 23. The mystery of the
disappearance two weeks ago of Dr. P. H.
Cronin baa been partly solved, and a case
that has led to a great deal of false and ae il
lation ul special reporting, connected its vic
tim with an alleged criminal operation on an
unknown woman, and been accounted for
by the police of this city on the assumption
that the doctor had skipped out, turns out to
have been one of foul and cowardly assassin
ation. The Sadden Disappearance.
About two weeks ago a yonng man called
it the doctor's lodgings and stated that he
was wanted in haste to attend a patient. Dr.
Cronin immediately took his instruments and
medicine case, and getting into a buggy,
irove off with his caller, stating that he did
not know bow long he would be gone. He never
aune back. There was nothing abouttbe man
who.came for him by which he might be identi
fied, and thedoctor bad vanished as if the earth
bad opened and swallowed him. The next
day a blood-stained trunk was found in the
north part of the city, with some cotton-batting,
a few threads of some textile fabric, and
a few human hairs in it The hair was de
clared to be that of Cronin by the people with
whom be boarded, and his barber was equally
positive that it was not.
Woodruff's Strange Story.
Some days after the disappearance a man
named Woodruff was arrested for stealing a
horse and wagon from a Webster avenue liv
ery stable, and upon being "pumped" by the
police told a yarn of going in com -any with
certain others to a stable in the rear of a res
idence on State street occupied by Mr. Wat
rous, a well known and highly respected cit
izen, and taking therefrom a trunk contain
ing the body of a woman. He said that Dr.
Cronin was in tbe stable at the time and that
the doctor had something to do with the
woman's death in the nature of a criminal
operation. He said the body was taken from
tbe trunk at the north end of Lincoln park
and thrown into a pond and that he had
taken the trunk and thrown it out where it
was found. This man probably knows more
than be has told of the real tragedy.
Search for the Body.
As was supposed, every gutter, sewer, pond
or other body of water on the north side was
thoroughly searched but nothing found. Tbe
friends of Dr. Cronin raised money and had
the lake dragged for a day or two, but with
out result Special correspondents of the
Chicago papers telegraphed from Toronto,
Canada, columns of a story that he had been
seen and identified there, giving particulars
of an alleged interview with him and written
in such elaborate and detailed manner as
demonstrates, in view of yesterday's devel
opements, that the special correspondent can
sometimes be an awful liar. For all this
time the ghastly corpse of the unfortunate
doctor was slowly putrefying in a sewer
catch basin in the suburb of Argyle Park, a
few miles north of the city.
The Doctor's Body Found.
Yesterday afternoon a gang of laborers in
the employ of the Lake View city govern
ment were cleaning the ditches along Evans
ton avenue. Foreman Henry Koesch and two
men were working north on the east side of
Evanston avenue towards Fifty-ninth street,
in Argyle pare. As they neared tbe catch
basin at the corner they noticed a strong
smell of putrefying flush, and Roesch pried
off tho top of the catch-basin with his spade,
and uncovered the body of Dr. Cronin. It
bad apparently been thrown into the basin,
for the head was down and the feet and legs
were in the sewer opening. A towel was
wrapped about the head, but the rest of the
body was stark naked. The Roman Catholic
charm called the "Agnus Dei," which the
doctor always wore next his skin suspended
about his neck, was untouched. On the head
were the marks left by a dozen deep cuts,
which had severed the scalp and indented the
skull. It is tho opinion of the police that
Cronin was foully murdered, and by some
man who could not bring himself to disturb
a Roman Catholic charm.
Identified Beyond a Doubt.
Immediately upon taking tbe body out of
tbe basin Foreman Roesch notified the Lake
View police station and summoned the pa
trol wagon. The body was stretched out in
the Lake View morgue, which occupies the
front room in the basement under the sta
tion. Telephone messages were sent to the
city police, and an hour after the finding of
the body a dozen of Cronin's friends were at
the station. John E. Scanlan, Mortimer
Scan Inn and John F. Scanlan were among
the first who arrived. They identified the
body as that of Cronin upon first sight
Later it was more positively identified by L.
L. Conklin. the saloonkeeper with whom
Cronin lived, and by James Boland and Pat
rick McOary. In tbe evening Dr. J. R.
Brandt, president of the Cook county hos
pital staff, carefully examined the body and
positively identified it as that of Cronin.
Terribly Hacked About the Head.
He discovered about the head tho following
cuts and bruises: Over the left temple, a
cut four inches long, through the scalp and
into the skull; over the left parietal bone, a
cut one and a half inches long, which also
marked the skull ; also a cut one and a half
inches over the frontal bone at the junction .
of the left parietal, a cut three inches long
through the scalp and marking tbe occipital
bone, a large bruise back of the forehead
on the right parietal bone, and near it two
cuts an inch long, bruises on the left leg and
severe contusions apparently made by a
bludgeon on the forehead. The doctor said
that the blows must have been made by some
sharp instrument, perhaps an ice-pick. He
aid if the instrument had not been sharp,
the skull would have been fractured, whereas
it was only indented, or marked by the
blows. Dr. Brandt examined the hair found
in the trunk on Evanston avenue and stated
last night that it was Dr. Cronin's hair.
The Trunk Contained the Corpse.
There are conclusive reasons for believing
that Cronin's body was carried in the trunk.
There was cotton found about the feet and
under the chin of the corpse, of the same
quality as the cotton found in the trunk, and
the threads of cloth found in the cotton in
the trunk corresponded in appearance with
the threads of the towel wrapped about
Cronin's head. When this towel was re
moved part of Cronin's mustache cam with
it, shewing that decomposition was far ad
vanced. The body was much swelled, owing
to its long stay under the water in the basin.
However, there can be no mistake as to the
A Foul and Horrible Murder.
John F. Scanlan said : "I believe he was
tbe victim of the foulest of murders. I be
lieve that the fact that the "Agnus Dei" was
untouched is most significant I believe that
the suspicion we have all along entertained
is to tbe manner of his death was well
rounded, and I expect to see tbe perpetra
tors of tbe deed brought to justice. Cronin's
friends and fellow-workers will spare no
money nor pains to bring about such a re
mit, and will not stop until the instigators
is well as tbe perpetrators of tbe crime are
Dr. Wood row's Case Discussed at Chat
tanooga Tho Northern Assembly.
Chattanooga, Twin., May 23. After a
time spent in routine business yesterday in
the Presbyterian assembly, the Woodrow
Base came up again and during the discussion
Dr. Woodrow objected to the reading of the
decision of the Charleston presbytery, say
ing: "If I am in this way to be assailed and
tried, I ask the protection of tbe assembly,
and protest that a brother toas no, i&u
read decisions of "the presbytery of UfcarloS
Tb- i chair, however, ruled that be had.
Dr. Woodrow If I am to be dragged be
fore v,his assembly and tried again on account
of your ruling I appeal.
Moderator to assembly Then all who are
In fa ror of sustaining my ruling will make it
know n by saying aye.
Tho vote was almost unanimous to sustain
Tbire was a good deal of confusion after
this, Mid during the noise the time expired
and ;he regular order was resumed and
ipeeclee in behalf of missionary work were
Ti Assembly at New York.
Near York, May 23. At the session
yesterday of the Presbyterian assembly
overtures in favor of a revision of the con
fession of faith were reported from fifteen
presbyteries. The committee makingHhe re
port l ecom mended postponement of the mat
ter until the changes wanted were form
ulated. The report of tbe foreign mission
board showed receipts for the year of $847,
492, declared the work had been prosperous
and a iked $850;000 for the coming year. The
repor: was adopted. The report of the freed
men't board was also finally adopted, as was
the re port of the Sunday school and publica
RIOTING ITALIAN MINERS.
Serious Situation at Braid wood. Ills.
Troops Likely To Be Called On.
BukIDWOOD, Dls., May 23. An infuriated
mob i t armed Italians from neighboring col
ter ies made their appearance at the mines of
the Chicago and Wilmington Coal company
yesterday morning and prevented the col
liers from resuming work. They threatened
to kill anybody who "scabbed," and also to
burn zbe shafts. The mob numbered about
800 ard were supplied with double-barreled
shotguns, repeating rifles, and revolvers.
Msyor Corry Threatened with Death.
Mayor Corry, who is also superintendent
of the Chicago, Wilmington and Vermillion
Coal company, ordered the rioters off the
premiies. They refused to go, and told
Corry that be would be riddled with bullets
if he appeared at tbe shaft again. Corry
then called upon the sheriff to protect him.
Consulting with the Sheriff.
Mr. Sweet, president of the company, and
the sheriff are in communication with the
state utboritios. If tbe mob refuses to obey
the sh iffs order to disperse the state militia
will pi-obably be called out Tbe fact that
the miners here have agreed to work at a re
duction, while the men in the adjacent colliers
are on strike, is bound to cause trouble un
less tie authorities protect the men while
they v ork.
WORKING FOR THEIR SALARIES.
The T linois Legislators Pushing- Things
Bills Fassed at Lansing.
Springfield, Ills., May 23. The governor
sent to the senate yesterday a list of nearly
2,000 notaries public appointed since Jan. 14.
Bills were passed: Appropriating 100,000 for
Joliet penitentiary; to establish a state his
torical library; appropriating $640 to the
heirs of William Co wen; amending the law
in relation to township organizations,
conferring the ' same powers on
boards of township trustees as are
exercised by city mayors; amending the law
in rela ion to mutual insurance companies;
for the administration of trusts by trust com
panies, and a joint resolution asking congress
to pass the service pension bill. A number
of biU were advanced to third reading,
among them the house tax levy bill and all
appropriation bills on the calendar, the bill
prohibiting fraud in the sale of lard and tbe
bill requiring mine owners to map tbeir
mines iccurately at stated periods.
The bouse passed Craft's anti-option bill,
which amends the law relating to corners in
wheat, etc, and the bill revising the election
laws ii accordance with the Australian
system it provides that all tickets must be
provided by the state, county or city, and
each ti( ket have have all the names of candi
dates on it, and no other ticket shall be used.
The tic cet must be published in all party
newspapers prior to the election, and private
compartments are to be furnished where the
voter enn prepare his ballot without inter
ference. The appropriation of (7,040 for
furnish ng the rooms of the First district ap
pellate xurt was passed, as were the bills
appropriating $500 for a portrait of Gover
nor Og esby, giving boards of trustees of
townships the same power as mayors of
cities, and the appropriation for the southern
penitentiary. A joint resolution for a joint
memorial service in honor of deceased mem
bers to be held Sunday next was adopted, as
was the conference report on the general ap
propriation bill, in which provision is made
for the ntate board of health, the house re
ceding from its action abolishing that board.
The appropriations for the blind and Insane
were passed ; so was that for the care of Lin
coln's monument The Chicago drainage
bill was postponed until to-morrow.
Lansing, Mich., May 23. The senate
passed a bill yesterday making kidnaping
punishable by life imprisonment; also the
bill requiring local boards of health to take
quarantine action in cases of contagious dis
eases among cattle without waiting for the
state ba ird. Four senators were arraigned
at the bar for "skipping out" to attend a
base ba l game, two of them having been
found hiding under the grand stand The
house passed a bill authorizing churches and
colleges with expiring charters toreincorpor
ate,and it was also rushed through the senate.
The house passed a new game law which
makes tl e open season for deer in the upper
peninsul.t from Oct 1 to Dec 1.
THE REMEDY FOR STRIKE3.
An Offer of Profit Sharing- Made to Mill
Operators at Fall River.
Fall Hivkr, Mass., May 23. A sensation
was cauted here yesterday morning by a cir
cular issued by the directors of the Bourne
Mills corporation, offering its employes a
share in profits from July 1, 1889, to Jan.
1, 1890, i j proportion to wages earned, the
amount io divided not to be less than 6 per
cent of cash dividends paid to stockholders
during tiie same time.
For Faithful and Steady Work.
The co idition required is that of faithful
and coctinuous service during the six
months, except when excused for sickness or
other suf Icient reason. This radically new
departure in Fall River is mainly due to the
Hon. Joi atban Bourne, of New Bedford,
president of tbe corporation.
GONE DOWN AT SEA.
Two French Finning Vessels with 175
Souls on Board. -Halifax,
N. S., May 23. Advices from
Bt Pierrti, Miquelon, state that two fishing
vessels, tl e Ella and the Quatre Freres, which
left Frame some time ago for the Newfound
land fisheries, with 175 men on board, have
been lost, and that all hands have doubtless
Time Made by Thoroughbreds,
New York, May 23. At the Oravesend
course ysiterday the winners were: Loane
aka, mile, L17; Benedictine, 1 mile,
ATX Cypsy Queen, lf miles, 2:00,; In
spector It, miles, J!K)1; Bir William,
mile, 1 K i ; Beck, K mile, 1 :17.
Latokia, Ky., May 2a The races here
yesterday were won in tbe following order:
J. C. Buriett, J mile, 1:18; Spring Dance,
4X furlongs, 0:58; Ballyhoo, 4$ furlongs,
0:57; Eypocrite, 1 mile 70 yards, 1:47X;
Bantalene 1 miles, 1 Z7; LtttrelL 1 mile,
Chicao), May 23. Tbe West Bide park
races yestorday showed the following records:
Cartoon, 1 mile, l:44tf; Quotation, 1 mile
70 yards, ltf; Bteve Jerome, mile,
Siectator, mile, 1:10; George
McCulIoui;b, steeplechase, 2:2L
Ho lxtrm fcesston for Wisconsin. .
Maoiso t. Wis., May 23. Governor Hwd
has fully c ecided net to oall an extra session
of the leet latum, ha vino- mnlnui
rape law fill do as it stands.
A a Old Clergyman Dead.
Nxwarj- N. J.. Ma v 23. ft v Dr. Wil
son, for thrty-six years pastor of tks Krk
uexormea church, this dtr. died last nirht
aged 84 ye irs.
THff Boeg LJltAKD AKUiJ THURSDAY MAY 23, IK19.
Twas a False Alarm.
A Roorback About a Quarrel
in the Cabinet.
BLAINE STABTS THE ALLEGED EOW,
Backed Up by Proctor and Windom The
War Secretary Has a Good Alibi and tho
Others Declare the Report a Pure Fabri
cation Some Interesting- Facts About s
Remarkable Metal Miscellaneous Notes
from the National Capital.
Washington City, May 23. The follow
ing special was printed in The Brooklyn
Eagle yesterday from its correspondent in
this city: "It is learned on undeniable au
thority that there was a grand row in Tues
day's cabinet meeting, and that three of tbe
cabinet officers tendered to the president
their resignations, to take effect at once if
certain changes were not made.
Blaine's Alleged Ultimatum.
"Secretary Blaine started the fight by de
livering point blank at the president an ulti
matum to the effect that if be could not be
permitted to have some latitude in tbe con
duct of the state department he must posi
tively decline to remain in his present equiv
ocal position any longer.
Others Take a Hand.
"Secretary Proctor immediately indorsed
ill Mr. Blaine bad said, and declared that his
resignation would follow Mr. Blaine's. Sec
retary Windom did not go quite so
far, but assisted the other members
'n their efforts to convince the
president that cabinet officers must be heads
yt their departments in deed, as well as in
i mnie. He said he could not afford to remain
in a mere clerical position.
Cause of the "Outbreak."
"The cause of the outbreak was the indis
position of tbe president to make certain ap
pointments desired by Secretaries Blaine,
Windom and Proctor. They have spent
much time trying to have several recom
mendations approved, and Tuesday tbe pres
ident went so far as to completely turn down
several of the proposals, and announced that
he was going to do the exact opposite. Not
the least doubt has existed here for several
days that Blaine's days in the cabinet are
numbered, and it is now certain that the
figure is small."
Halford Laughs It to Scorn.
When Private Secretary Halford wasshown
the above story he laughed very heartily,
and remarked: "The president has always
taken the ground that be cannot undertake
to deny newspaper publications, and 1 am
quite sure that he will not deviate from that
rule." During tbe course of further conver
sation Mr. Halford made statements which
left the reported trouble without the slightest
foundation, and finally pronounced it an "un
mitigated falsehood" from beginning to end.
Proctor Has a Crushing; Alibi.
While Halford was being interviewed ef
forts were being made to obtain statements
from tbe secretaries mentioned in the article,
namely: Proctor, Blaine, and Windom. At
the Arlington hotel it was learned that Sec
retary Proctor left here on Saturday last to
go to his home in Vermont He has not been
n the city since that day, and was not at the
cabinet meeting Tuesday.
"Nonsense" as to Blaine.
Secretary Blaine was not at home last
evening when a representative of the United
Press called to see him. Walker Blaine gave
a very short, sharp answer to a query con
cerning the rumored resignation of tbe sec
retary. The question was sent into him on
a card and be returue I tbe card with tbe
word "Nonsense" printed across its face in
bold black letters.
A lit Out ot Whole Cloth.
Secretary Windom was seen at bis home
on Connecticut avenue. He pronounced tbe
story ridiculous. "There is not a bit of truth
in it" be said.
"Has there been any difference of opinion
between you and the president in relation to
appointments, or any complaint of delays in
filling plsces in your department t'
"Not in the slightest" said the secretary.
"There has been most perfect harmony in
the cabinet. There is no truth in this story.
I don't know how to make my denial of it
strong enough. There Ls not enough founda
tion for tbe imagination of a liar to build
THE WONDERFUL METAL
Aluminum F.xists In the Earth Everywhere
but Coots a Pound.
Washington City, May 2a "Aluminum
may yet revolutionize the world," said Super
tendent Powell, of the geological survey,
yesterday morning, as be dandled a piece of
the bright metal in his hand. "Is'nt it a
beauty f be inquired, his eyes dancing with
enthusiasm, as be thought of the possibil
ities in store for it "Why," he continued,
"there is aluminum in every clay bank, in
every plain, in every mountain side. It is
present in earth every where. There are to
day as many chemists devoting their days
and nights with a view of discovering pro
cesses by which aluminum may be furnished
to the public cheaply, as there are scientists
delving into the possibilities of electricity.
Formerly Mora Valuable Than Gold.
"I've known the time when the metal was
more precious than gold. Then it fell to $S
per pound ; now it is t2 per pound. This fall
in cost has been reached by tbe discovery of
new affinities which cheapen its production.
When it reaches a cost of 25 cents per pound
it will be generally used. ' It is about as light
as oak wood, four times as light as iron, and
has more resistance than the very best steeL
What It Can Bo Used For.
"It will be used in the construction of
houses, superseding wood and stone or brick.
It will take the place of iron and wood in
shipbuilding. Just think of a ship construct
ed of a metal that will but just sink in water.
The ocean steamer of to-day, built of iron
and wood, will be as a canal boat compared
with a vessel constructed of aluminum. Such
a one will fly as a bird over the waves," con
cluded tbe professor, his enthusiasm becom
ing almost unbounded as he contemplated
the possibilities of the metal.
The Deaf M at os Want Recognition.
Washington City, May 23. J. F. J.
Tresch, tbe president of the National Repub
lican League of Deaf Mutes, with headquar
ters in New York city, arrived in Washing
ton City yesterday with a message for Presi
dent Harrison from the executive committee
of the league. Tbe message contains argu
ments in favor of Hon. Austin E. Ford for
the Unitud States surveyorship of the port of
New York; also for the appointment of deaf
mutes in governmental offices.
No Banks for Oklahoma.
Washington Citt, May 28. Oklahoma
cannot have national banks for some time to
come. The attorney general has rendered
an opinion to this effect and notified the sec
retary of the treasury ef his action. The
opinion is based on the statutes which pro-
ide that fully three-fourths of the directors
:f a national bank "must have resided in the
rtate, territory or district in which the asso
ciation is located for at least one year im
mediately preceding the election." The at
torney general interprets the word "terri
tory" also to mean a territory regularly or
ganized with a government and a system of
laws for the protection of persons and prop
erty, and not a territory like Oflahoma with
out any government at all.
Judge Woods for the Suproans Court,
Washington Crrv. M ea pii
Harrison is said to be considering seriously
in connentinn with rK. v
supreme bench the name of Judge Woods.
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ui ub uuitea Duties aisu-ict court of lndl-
Kathan Kimball Oota a Postofflca.
Washington Cttt. Mh ss Tho md.
dent Vesterdav annnintnrl Nrhn TTimru.lt
postmaster at Ogden, Utah.
Tho Talkyrio Won't Do.
London, May SB. Lord Dunxaven's yacht
Valkyrie sailed her maiden match yesterday.
She was first home, bat was beaten on time
Lays It to Politics,
The Scandal in the Chicago In
TESTIMONY OF A LuTTAOY EXPERT.
The Witness Gives the "Spoils System" a
Bough Overhauling "Political Pulls" of
More Value in Scouring Places Than Fit
ness Brutality and Rascality tho Re
salt A Brief but Shocking Summary of
tho Abuses Charged.
Chicago, May 29- Some time ago The
Times bad a reporter feign insanity and get
adjudged insane and sent to the county in
sane asylum. When there he saw brutality
that made each hair upon his head stand
erect like the quills upon the fretful porcu
pine, and his story when told in the columns
of the paper led to a grand jury investiga
tion and later to an inquiry before Judge
Prendergast, which is going on now. The
facts brought out are enough to damn the
management of the institution and the cause
of such management had an airing in the
testimony of Dr. S. V. Clevenger, a speci
alist in insanity cases, when he took the
stand yesterday. He read a printed state
ment. Too Much Spoils System.
The doctor first told of the old style of
treating insane patients, contrasted with the
new style much to the disadvantage of the
former, and then proceeded to tell of the re
lation of politics to the county asylum man
agement Said he: "Tbe frequent changes
made in these positions and the selection of
inexperienced persons produce great con
fusion and invariable retrogression. Where
the tenure of office is uncertain there is little
incentive to honest work, and great tempta
tion exists for intriguing on the part of out
siders to dispossess those in office, not from
any medical, scientific, or philanthropic ani
mus, but from mere pace-hunting creed.
Who can work with the calmness and peace
of mind necessary to carry on complex pro
fessional duties over a volcano which, at any
moment, may explode the results of years of
study and the fortune one may have ex
pended in in fitting one's self for a particular
Women Fhyslclans Needed.
"The absolute necessity for having lady
physicians to attend female wards is now so
well known that it scarcely needs be men
tioned, but this fact was established with the
greatest difficulty and against political oppo
sition; and asylums for females should be
separated completely from those for males.
In the Cook county asylum male attendants
were usually appointed by the commissioners
for their fighting abilities at tbe polls in fraud
ulently carrying elections, and seemed to want
to keep in practice at tbe expense of the in
sane. They often openly defied the superin
tendent, and when threatened with dismissal
reminded tbe official that he had not suffi
cient political influence. The majority of
the attendants being of this low character,
the efforts of those who were well disposed
They Had Political "Pulls."
"I saw enough while medical superinten
dent there, your honor, to convince me that
for the thirty years previous to my being
there the greatest brutality was practiced by
tbe attendants. Coming down to my time,
I will say that the attendants were always
fighting and bickering among themselves,
and that there was no discipline at all. The
most disreputable attendants were always
kept in their places, while the best behaved
ones were discharged. The rough attendants
had political pulls with the county commis
sioners and frequently even defied me, saying
that I could do nothing, as their friends, tbe
commissioners, would see that I discharge
Some of the Abuses Resulting-.
"Brawls, drunkenness, oaths, slamming of
doors, incessant alarms, blackmailing,
bluster, pistol shooting, intrigues, immoral
ity, stealing, neglect of duty on part of sub
ordinates, exerted a very depressing influ
ence upon the decent officials there, and
caused them to waste much of their energies
in keeping out of rows. There are stealages
in the clothing in various ways, and even the
rags and bones were sold for the benefit of
the one who bad control of eucb offal. Tbe
county board financial reports were falsified
and confused in a variety of ways; often the
expression "general expenses" would cover
1 1,000 or more of unaccounted-for bills.
What Is the Matter?
"What do you think is the matter with the
Jefferson insane asylum management " asked
"It is part and parcel of the spoils system
of America," said the doctor, his voice trem
bling; "that is the whole secret of it. I would
rob the county board of its power over the
asylum management and place it under the
authority of the state. There ought, also, to
be no more than 500 patients in one building.
I Intrusting; Details.
"Dr. Edmund Andrews, of Chicago, who
was demonstrator of anatomy at Rush Med
ical college, says that the corpses procured
from the asylum were so covered with ver
min and filth as to necessitate scorching be
fore student; could dissect them. There has
been repeated testimony that lire abounded
in tbe wards, and Dr. Koller, an assistant
physician, found maggots in the wounds of
neglected patients in 1SS4. Rats would mu
tilate the bodies of those who had died unat
tended during the night"
In Memory of Gen. Logan.
SrWNGFlKLD, Ills., May 2a The 103 Re
publicans who elected Gen. Logan senator
May 19, 1&5, held a reunion in the general's
old suite of rooms at the Leland yesterday.
That is, forty-nine of them did. Among
those present were Governor Fifer and ex
Governor Hamilton and many other repre
sentative Republicans. A banquet was par
taken of and a number of toasts were re
sponded to in words of eulogy of tbe dead
soldier and statesman.
A Badly Whipped Slugger.
Ban Francisco, May 21 Joe McAuliffe
and Tom Lees fought a prise fight at the
Golden Gate Athletic club last night, Mac
weighing 200 pounds and Lees 170. The lat
ter was "all Muggy" at the end of the eighth
round, and was put to sleep with a couple of
right-handers on the jaw. Mac didn't have
Idle Mines Starting; Again.
Pottsvh.lbi, Fa., May 23. Tbe Otto,
Theodore Maston and Phoenix Park collieries
of the Reading Coal and Iron company,
which have been idle for several months,
started up again yesterday. Other idle
collieries will probably be put in operation
Death of Col. O. F. Gardiner.
New York, May JR Col George F.
Gardiner, a well-known, lawyer, was found
dead in his bed in tha Calomiui hnnu radar.
day morning, having died of heart disease
ITn met u i . ... . . .
uv wn w jrears viu sou m uauve 01 asn
Attempt to Assassinate a Woman.
Ban Francisco, May 23. Mrs. Donahue,
widow of the late millionaire Peter Donah ae,
was shot at yesterday while out driving, by
Michael Hawkins, Peter's cousin, who was
lately defeated in a lawsuit to obtain a sbar
of the estate. Mra Donahue Mrmd liinr
and her assailant was arrested.
Convicted of Drowning Her Child.
Boston, May 23. In the superior criminal
court yesterday the jury convicted Catherine
O'Donnell of manslaughter la drowning her
infant child April 28 in a pool of water. She
will be sentenced later.
The Tories Going To Bo Heard.
London, May 23. Tbe Conservatives are
organising a series of meetings to offset the
effect of Gladstone's speeches during the
Whitsuntide recess. Speakers will go to each
ef the places where Gladstone delivers ad
dresses and speak en the following day.
A Profitable Horse to Own.
London, May 28. The duke of Portland's
horse, Donovan, which has already worn for
Its owner two Baglish turf events worth
90,000 this season, earrted off tbeffewaksrket
SPRING HAS GOME !
and with it
01 Lace Curtain Stretchers i
OUT OF FOLDING FRAME.
will $ave you Money, lime and Labor.
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-EE. IF1- CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
P. D. Armour is back in Chicago after a
three month's visit to Europe.
Ex-Secretary Bayard is to marry Mia
Clyiner on June 12. so it is reported.
The fine of Sim Coy, the Indianapolis elec
tion manipulator, has been remitted.
A national bank at Shelton, Neb., has
been authorized to commence business with
The Northern Pacific Railway company's
grain elevator at D.tvenport, Tj. T., was
burned Wednesday morning.
Sharp frost were reported Wednesday
morning from central and southern Minne
sota and points in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, United States
minister to England, arrived in London
Wednesday, and was heartily greeted by resi
The steamships Cynthia and Polynesian
collided opposite Longue Point, twelve miles
east of Montreal, Wednesday morning. The
Cynthia sank, and eight lives were lost.
A caller on the president Wednesday wrote
on his -ard 4 Don't want no ofUs," and he got
an interview instanter, his grammar and
spelling to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Inman line steamer. City of Paris,
broke the record in her trip from New York
to Queenstown, doing the trip in 1 hour and
35 minutes less time than it was ever done
Tchigorin and Weiss, respectively Russian
and German champion chess players, took
nine and a half hours to play a game to a
draw at the New York chess tournament
Williams, the Democratic candidate for
congress in the Nineteenth Illinois district,
to succeed Townshend, decaased, carried
every county in the district and has over
The great Roman Catholic university at
Washington is to have a number of profess
ors from Europe, and it is the talk in Wash
ington City that these professors will not be
allowed to come in, because of the contract
labor act. Within a year a New York Epis
copal church was fined (1,000 for "importing"
a clergyman from EnglamL.
The Woman Found Guilty.
Chicago, May 23. The jury in the Carter
divorce case, which has len on trial in
Judge Jamisson's court in this city for over
five weefc, returned a verdict for the de
fendant yesterday. They declare that Leslie
Carter is not guilty of the csargra made
against him by his wife, and that Mrs. Car
ter is guilty of the infidelities alleged in her
husband's cross- bill A motion for a new
trial was entered. The case was probably
the most salacious ever tiled in a Chicago
Cut the Wages of Flff-lron Men.
Sharon, Pa., May Stt. A general reduc
tion of 10 per cent in wages has been made
by the Sbenango Vallvey furnace operators.
The cut affects 2,000 men. The operators de
clare that the low price of pig-iron and tbe
cut made by the Mahoning Valley furnaces
compelled tbem to tike this action.
Kepnbltcan Nomination in Kentucky.
LorisviLLK, Ky., May 23. The Repub
lican state convention yesterday nominated
John Z. Barrett, of this city, for state treas
urer. Th Went her We Hit KipocL
Washington Citt, May 23. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from C p. m. yester
day are as follows: For Indiana and Illinois
Warmer, fair weather, w nds shifting te
'"""" rnru)ww Aiicnigan W arm
er, fair weather, winds shifting to sontherlr
F.ir I'noer Mirhiimn w -.,. s ., '
m ii .J , . ". mir weainer,
followed by local rains: southerly winds. For
Wisconsin Warmer, fair weather; southerly
winds. For Iowa-Fair weather; souther. y
wimls; warmer, except in extreme northwest
Quotations on the board, of trade to-day wra
as follows: Wheat-No. 2 May. opened and
closed S.4f June, opened and closed Wcf
July, opened 7ri-4 closed 76c, Coin
No. 2 May, npen.-d 3K?i,c, closed Sc;
June, opened Vflc, closed &Var; July,
opened 3Xfcc; close l 34P. Oats No. S May)
opened Zn-Kc, closed "W; June, opetie I
ItSe, closed SOv-Sse; July, opened 227c,
close! Pork June, opened flLKv
t losed Sll.4'; July, opened dl.tiTt clesed
fll.ad; August, opened pil.0, closed (11.00.
Lard -June, opened (G.72H, closed $0.67$.
Livestock The Cnion Stock Yards reports
the following ranee of prices: Hogs Market
fairly active n pac king and shipping account;
sales ranged at (4.3r.j.4.HU light, (1.524.30
ronsh packing. (4.34M..V mixed, and (4. JO
(3.4. 45 heavy packing and shipping lots. Cat
tleMarket fairly active on local and ship
ping account, and prices comparatively
steady; quotations ranged at t&it.4.5i for
good to choice shipping steers. $S.(W3f3.5t)
common to good do., t2.Tafte3.35 butchers
teer. f.frKfc.W stockera. tS.TSl.ri feeders.
(L6ni75 cows, and tLSti&HM Inferior mixed
stock aud bulls. Sheep Market rather active;
quotations ranged at (22.214.171.124 shorn west
erns, $3.)41.4.40 shorn natives, and (4.50
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery,
l5o per lb; dairies in line, 812o; roll but
ter, T9o. Eggs .Strictly fresh, 12o per
doc Poultry Vive chickens. Sc per lb; roast
ers, 8c; turkeys, ;c; ducks, hSllc, Pota
toesChoice Burbanks, JK3uc per bu; Beauty
of Hebron, 2ao; mixed lots, SSJc; sweet po
tatoes. (1.75(3.00 per bbl. Apples Choice
greenings, (1-253,1.50 per bbl; poor lota, 76ctf
I LOU. Strawberries -ki.UO&iSJ per '4-qt-cae.
. Mew Yors)
New York, May S3.
Wheat Quiet; No. 1 red state 81e; No.
t red winter. 81 Ho: do June, 8Usc; do
SIHc. Corn Steady: No. mixed cash, 43c;
io May, 4194c; do Jane, 41c. Oats
Quiet; No. 1 white state. 3Sc; No. S do.
iHMc; No. t mixed May, aPc; do June,
28c Rye Dull. Barley Nominal. Pork
Dull; new mess, J13.0uli5O. Lard -Wuiet;
(7JW Juue; July, (T.12.
Live Stock: Cattle Trading was at an ad
vance equal to Ute V 100 Bis; common to prime
leers, (3.a4.85 ft Wj s; dry cows, S--.UU3
25; bulls, (2.853.(0. Sheep and Lambs
Firmer and te&kc V t higher for riiaep;
steady for yearlings; slow for lambs: sheep.
(& 106.00 a) k Bs; yearlings, (4.Mk3lau
lambs, (0.0037.60. Hogs Neminaliy steady!
Hay Upland prairie, (8.00,
Hay TinMUiy new (7&8.00. :
Hay Wild, (6.X3(e
Ooal Heft lie: haid 19.00 -OordWooe
Oak, (4JG; Hickory, (A.
Straw-(6.00: haled (6.00.
the pleasure of beautifying home
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Uniq
I- L-1J jS
JSo words caQ do tice to
W. B. BARKER
has purchased the well known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best o00Js .
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
U. B. ZIMMERi
IS RECEIVING DAILY II1S STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up in the latest styles.
ETIS PTlIOTCS .AJRTC LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
V - flle lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will pay yon to call before parcbtt.cg-
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
with new pieces of-
the Novelties exhibited.
is reserved for-
Opp. Harper House,
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravies, Etc, Convenient
for NURSES with boiling water a delicious BEEF TLA
is Instantly provided. INVALIDS will find it appetUinK,
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be PURE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up in convenient pack
ages Of both SOLII AXU FLUID EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
br catalogue address
T. O. DUNCAN,
Danx t. Io-
Call and compare stocks.
opp. Masonic Temple,
worth t37.gg. yerjerday.