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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday, June 10, 1889.
THE DAM STONE CONTRACT.
What Oliweverlr an KeTelatlana
ArehlteftBehuremaa Madela Wash
Readers of the A rocs are familiar with
the part Mr. D. 8. Schureman, the archi
tect, has taken in having the stone con
tract for the dam near Rock Island bo
amended as to provide for the stoie bes
ing cut on the island. The following
is a dispatch from Washington to today's
Chicago Tribnne pertaining to the same
Early la9t December the ordnance de
partment advertised for proposals to fur
nish about 7,000 cubic yards of stone to
be delivered at the Rock Island arsenal
and to be used to construct a dam across
a branch of the Mississippi river in order
to furnish power for a number of large
equipment buildings controlled by the
government at that point. It is now
claimed by Representative Oest and D.
8. Schureman, a western architect, and
others that the He re a Stone company, of
Ohio, which was the lowest bidder, re
ceived inside information in regard to the
atone required through some of the agents
directly or indirectly employed by them.
Representative Oest says that Con
gressmen Butterworth, Thompson, him
self, and D. S. Schnreman in look
ing into the matter found that the
records in the treasury department
how the Berea company had its
atone tested at Rock Island in October
1888, about thirty days before advertise
ments were made for bids, and when the
advertisement appeared It was made to
fit Berea stone. Judge Oest said to-day:
"The peculiar feature of the case was
that the specifications demanded the un
precedented amount of 2,000 cubic feet
per week, and that bids would be re
ceived only on sandstone. All the
quarries able to deliver that amount were
owned by the Cleveland Stone Company
(owners of the Berea), with the excep
tion of two, and options were held on
them. Bids were received accordingly
Jan. 1, and all bids on stone that would
qualtfy according to specifications were
large in amount. The one recommended
was about $129,940. while the bid on
Borea was $144,540. About this time
Mr. Schureman, of Cincinnati, was
detailed to perform some work for the
Water Power company, of Moline, which
gets its power from almost the same
source as Rock Island. Mr. Schureman
was familiar with Ohio sandstone, and
his opinion was asked as to the material
offered by the Berea comnpny to the gov
ernment and the prices. lie immediately
pronounced it a steal, and said the mater
ial was inferior. The matter has been
laid over and new bids ordered. Al
though the specifications have been
changed several times during the interim
by parties interested. Gen. Benet insisted
that they be left open for ah kinds of
stone. May 1 the bids were opened again.
All of the former sandstone bidders had
disappeared, with the exception of the
Berea company, and that company had
lowered lis bid by $52,000 since January.
though there had been no modification
of the plans and specifications. The en
gineer in charge, knowing of the former
pool, recommended Oen. Benet to sign
the contract with this company. This
was a surprise, and induced myself and
others interested to demand an investiga
tion, into which Gen. Benet has entered
Mr. Schureman submitted quite a long
argument Defore Gen. Benet. lie claimed
that the records the engineer in charge
submitted were peculiar, to say the least.
He said Berea stone was tested before
specifications calling for bids were pub
lished; also that the specitlcations com
pare nearly with the Berea test made at
that time. He also said that there was
conclusive evidence to show that the
Berea company had only "dummy" bid
ders to compete with.
rt on 1'olitlral ralronairr.
A Washington dispatch to the Chicago
Inter -Orein says:
Congressman Gest, of Rock Island, said
today that he favored an October session
and expected one to be called. "Then I
am going to fight for Joe Cannon, for
speaker, as hard as I can," said he. Re
garding the presidential postofflces in
bis district nine in number. Rock
Island, Molin2, Aledo, Monmouth, Bush
nell, Macomb, Warsaw, Carthage and
Rushville Judge Gest remarked: "I
will not dirty my fingers with making
charges against a man and having him
removed unless he has a chance to be
beard. It should be a sufficient charge
to remove a man that he is a democrat,
and we are in power and are entitled to
exercise the power that our position
gives us. It may not be good politics,
but it is good, common honesty. And
there in an important distinction here; it
is not the spoils idea, but the people
justly want the postmaster in their midst
to take that office as an example to
be in harmony with the principles of the
dominant party. My constituents in
Kock Island distnct are not howling for
office, but they do want everybody that
holds an office to be a republican under a
republican administration, and 1 am
heartily with them in this thing. Yet, I
ay, it is against common honest, and
against our American civilization to file
charges against a man without letting him
be beard. As to the minor postofflces, I
have them pretty much disposed of, and
hall stay hare only another week."
That's all right Mr. Gest, but what has
become of the civil service reform pledges
you and your party made before the elec
tion? Appearances indicate that they
were made only to be broken like all
other promises of the republican party.
The Davenports suffered defeat at the
bands of the Quincys yesterday, mainly
through the failure of Taik, the home
team's new catcher, who was unable to
properly support Raines. The manage
ment Is considered as having shown poor
judgment in putting In a new catcher
with ao little practice with the speediest
pitcher In the league. Yaik finally gave
way to Schildknecht, who, however did
not do much better, flungler and Eitt
ridge constituted the battery for the
Quincy team. In the ninth inning
Schildknecht knoched the ball over the
fence, but stopped at second in order to
force Eittridge up behind the bat, but the
latter refused to do so, and no advantage
was gained.off Bungler by the strategy
and not enough runs were scored to beat
the score. Quincy won 7 to 6.
The No. 6 boys defeated the Seventh
venue boya yesterday by score of 23
J. C. Adami was fined $5 and costs for
Martin and Ted Kelly were arrested
last night by Officers Bchaab and Hetter
Gov. Beaver Responds
Pennsylvania's Executive Visits
the Wreck at Johnstown.
THE STATE COMES TO THE RESCUE.
One Million Dollar To Be Supplied,
Wealthy Citizens Taking the Bisk
of Its Appropriation by the
Th Governor to Apply Outside Fond In
HI Hand to the Relief of the Desti
tuteThe Health Bulletin TelU a
Cheering Story A Chief of Police Sat
Upon Big Decrease In Katlmatea of
Dead Nearly 3,000,000 in Contribu
tlonn A Prohibition 8eaker Nearly
Mobbed In Plttdburif Frank Hatton's
Thrilling; Story Klemental Havoc In
Indiana and New York.
J OHHBTOWff , Pa., June 10. Governor
Beaver, so much inquired for during the last
week, came here yesterday, looked at the
wreck with weeping eyes, conferred for an
hour and a half with William Fliun, James
B. Scott, William McCreery, Gen. Hastings,
and others who have borne the burden of the
work'of rescue and relief, and pledged $1,000,'
000 from the state treasury. There will be
no extra session of the legislature. A state
commission, with the governor at its head,
will take control of the relief work on
Wealthy Citizen Stand Good for It.
It was proposed that the state furnish
11,000,000 to Gen. Beaver for immediate use
la clearing up and restoring Johnstown. In
order to make the state whole 900 citizens of
Pittsburg, Philadelphia and other portions
of it will become individually responsible
until the legislature meets and makes appro
priations that will relieve them. This plan
was unanimously agreed to. It was also ar
ranged that on Wednesday morning Gen.
Hastings, acting for Governor Beaver, should
take charge of the work of policing the val
ley and cleaning it up, including Johnstown
and the surrounding boroughs. Governor
Beaver left at 7 o'clock last evening.
The Governor Talk.
In an interview Governor Beaver said that
he had been over the entire flooded district,
and found the supply depots well filled, but
they must soon be replenished. "I found
the streams filled with debris and accumu
lated drift in which there is a pomibility of
human bodies being imbedded with a prob
ability that if allowed to remain they will
endanger public health, 'leaving it impressed
in my mind that the public powers of the
state must be exercised to restore things to
their normal condition.
Will Reserve Contributions for the Needy,
"The funds which have come into my hands
in such large amounts and from so many
quarters outside of the state, and which have
been imposed upon me as a sacred trust, will
be expended wholly and absolutely for the
benefit of individual sufferers. No part of it
will be expended in' work which is legiti
mately the domain of the state under its po
lice powers. This I wish to emphasize so that
au contributors to the fund nuty feel assured
that their money will be judiciously and
economically expended for the benefit of suf
fering humanity and not to work which
should and will be undertaken by the state
or municipal authorities."
A CHEERING HEALTH REPORT.
No Epidemic of Any Kind at Johnstown
and No Prospect of It.
Jornstoww, Pa., June ' 10. The state
board of health yesterday bung out the fol
lowing bulletin: "The general condition of
health ir Johnstown and vicinity is excellent.
No epidemic disease of any kind prevails,
nor is it expected that any will arise. The
whole region has been divided into conven
ient districts and each placed under a compe
tent sanitarian. The state board of health is
prepared to meet all emergencies as they
arise. The air is wholesome and the drink
ing water is generally pure. If the good
people of the devastated district will go on as
they have so nobly done during the past
week in their efforts to clear up the wreck
age, good health will certainly be main
tained." QDr. Joseph N. Dickson, in charge of the
Bedford street hospital, and Dr. T. L. Haz
ard, of Allegheny, deny emphatically that
there is a single case of diphtheria in Johns
town or any of its suburbs. They say there
is a good deal of follicular sore throat, but
that is rarely fatal, and is not contagious.
It is something like quinsy, but a milder dis
ease. Religious services were held at several
different places throughout the city yester
day, and were largely attended.
A CONFLICT OF AUTHORITY.
Johnstown's Cbler of Police Get a Setting
Down Thrifty Laborers.
Johnstown, Pa., June 10. Horace Mann,
a private detective, came up from Philadel
phia yesterday with seven of his men in re
sponse to a request of Gen. Hastings. Coun
terfeit policemen and deputy sheriffs, in the
full panoply of a tin star and a club, were as
easy to find as an old tin can. A pair of
shears and a piece of stair banister was all
that was required, and they could not be told
from the genuine.
PH The Chief Taken Down a Peg.
Chairman Scott and Gen. Hastings issued
a supply of cards to Chief of Police Hart to
be given to all officers, and told him all
without them would be arrested. The chief
put them in bis pocket, and four of his men
who could not show cards were arrested bv
Mann's men. Chief Hart got angry and
ordered his men to shoot anybody who in
terfered with them. He was thereupon ar
rested himself, taken before Chairman Scott,
and taught the limits of his authority.
The Workmen Making It Pay.
Mann's men found six barrels of whisky
and t.VU worth of silverware bidden in some
of the workmen's tents. They staved in the
heads of the whisky barrels, poured it out,
and confiscated the silverware.
The Work at the Bridge.
Johnstown, Pa., June 10. Work in clear
ing away the debris goes right along, but it
is slow, especially at the bridge Jam. Hera
the workmen are using dynamite, but it has
not made much of an impression. Five bodies
were recovered there Saturday. A corps of
government engineers arrived Saturday with
pontoons with which they Immediately pro
eeedad to put two bridges across the river,
and they were in position before night.
The Waters Giving Up the Dead.
Johnstows, Pa., June 10. The waters
began to give np their dead yesterday, the
ninth since the flood. Fifty odd bodies ware
recovered here, most of them floating in the
water. Boveu of them were dragged out ot
the raft above the bridge. On the body of
Christopher Sample, an undertaker, was
found 13,160. The body of Miss Bessie
Bryan, of Philadelphia, was dug np yester
day and positively identified. It had been
buried among the unknown. gJJ
Moral of It Lie In Ita Application.
iGRXKNSBrmo, Pa., June 10. The jury im
paneled by the coroner of Westmoreland
county to inquire into the cause of the death
of the 218 persons whose bodies were picked
up at Nineveh, yesterday rendered a verdict
that each of them "came to his death by vio
lence due to the flood caused by the breaking
of the dam of the South Fork reservoir, and
as well the aforesaid coroner as the jurors
aforesaid do certify under their oaths, that
the said deceased died of violence caused by
the action of the flood, or there is such strong
suspicion of such violence or other unlawful
acts as to make an inquest necessary. "
Reducing the Death Estimate.
. Johnstown, Pa., June 10. The work of
enrolling the living in order to get at the
number of dead has progressed steadily dur
ing the past four or five days. The number
enrolled np to last evening is 21,000, and now
thiponseryative StQjpla. haze, reduced their
itimates of dead to from 3,500 to 4,000, while
t lose who a week ago held that 10,000 lost
t leir lives are figuring on half that number.
I ifty -eight bodies were found yesterday in
. t te ruins at KernviUe and in Stony creek.
AN ORATOR FROM KANSAS.
I Co Comes Near Being Mobbed for Talk'
lng Too Vigorously.
Pittsburg, June 10. While addressing a
timperance meeting under the auspices of
t )e Woman's Christian Temperance union,
In this city last night, Rev. James Madden,
a Prohibition orator from Kansas, said:
"I was in Johnstown when the flood oc
curred, but managed through my own en
ergy and perseverance to escape the flood.
Those who had not done so left a warning
i i nours oia go unheeded, waited, were
drowned, and went to belL"
A Murmur of Indignation.
The murmur that instantly arose from the
audience fairly shook the building. William
Moffatt and Daniel Donahue, who had both
lit relati ves in the disaster, arose together
a id denounced the speaker's consignment of
t'M sufferers as horrible. A large part of
the audience left the room,' and on arriving
oa the street an indignation meeting was
The Blob Spirit, of Course.
Some of the more hot-headed suggested
t lat a committee be appointed to return up
s airs for Mr. Madden, and that be be treated
to the indignation of a mob. Before this
s lggestion was put into effect several mem
bsra of the union arrived cn the scene, dep
recated the conduct of Madden, and pleaded
t lat for their sake no violence be done him.
The crowd finally but sullenly consented to
li t the rtev. .Madden go scot free.
He Only Meant the Rum-Sellers.
After a lapse of time he emerged from the
fa 11 and was approached by Mr. Donahue,
v ho demanded an explanation of his strange
ranarits. jur. Madden said that if given
c me he would have cleared up matters, and
that his remarks were only applicable to
Repudiated by the Union.
It is but just to the ladies who comprise
fie union, to say that the Rev. Madden's re
marks pained them deeply. Mrs. Jones called
oa all of the ladies connected with the union
to rise and show their disapproval of the oc
curence, which they did to a woman. A
resolution was presented showing the hearty
sympathy of the union for the Johnstown
sufferers and its willingness to aid them in
aiy way possible. The resolution drew
forth the applause of the crowd and was
FRANK HATTON'S NARROW ESCAPE.
He Tells How Near a Passenger Train
Came to Destruction.
Washington City, June 10. Frank Hat
ton, editor of The Washington Post, who was
one of the passengers on the Chicago limited
train at Johnstown, contributes to The Post
a graphic description of the manner of his
etcape from death. When the limited pulled
hi to Johnstown it was found that the place
was flooded. Only a few minutes were wasted
there. Then the train moved cautiously on.
Editor Hatton then proceeds:
Mineral Point was passed. From this spot
o i the speed of the train decreased. The fury
of the torrent, the roar of the waters, seemed
to intimidate the two great iron monsters
that were dragging the train. Faces blanched
with fear pressed against the windows of the
cur. As great bodies of water rolled down
tlie gorges and over the track, covering the
cirs with spray, terrified passengers would
jump back, expecting the cars to be over
The Train Stops.
The speed of the train gradually decreased,
a id then, as if the engines had given up in
dpair, the train stopped. The passengers
a lghted to ascertain our location. It wu
found that we were at the south end of the
b -idge which spanned the Conemaugh at the
little town of South Fork, and at the point
wnere the south and North Forks come to
gether, and near a telegraph tower. But no
orders came to move forward.
The Flood from the Fork.
The water oame down the two forks wi th
terrible force, telling of the ruin that had
oxen wrought above. Portions of bridges,
outhouses, logs, pieces of furniture and all
k nds of debris went tearing by and on down
Ie the rapidly-swelling river. Ten, fifteen,
tventy minutes passed, and there was no
movement of the train. The rain came down
from the heavens above, while the floods of
the two forks rolled and dashed as they
joined together, making one mighty and
ai gry river. People from the town of South
Fork crossed the bridge and mixed with the
pissengers. Until then the latter did not
know of the reservoir two miles above them
which was getting ready to let loose the vast
bedy of water which it held within its con
fines. A Timely Suggestion.
It needed but a glance at the topography
of the country to show that should the re
servoir, which was described as three miles
lo lg, one and a half miles wide and sixty
f)t deep, empty its mountain of water down
tn sides of the gorge through which South
Fork HowecL the limited express would be
destroyed and all on board swept into
efcmity. Mr. Hatton suggested that the train
be moved across the bridge. The coud nctor
at first said that he had orders tn stay where
be was, but be finally consented to take the
Safe by a Narrow Margin.
"About fifteen minutes after the limited
ha 1 reached the north side," says Mr. Hat
ton, "the engine of the freight train, whioh
ha 1 remained on the south aide, save a flare
sh:-iek and the train started for the bridge.
intuitively everybody knew the dam had
br ken and the water was coming. The in
habitants, shrieking and crying, ran for the
mountain side. The two engines on the lim
ited blew their whistles and started with the
tndn np the track, followed by the freight
The Rush of the Destroyer.
"The writer was in the rear of the next to
the last car on the limited. The roar of the
waters was almost deafening. In less time
th in it has taken to write this paragraph it
had struck the houses nearest the bridge, and
th sy were lifted high into the air and tumbled
ovsr into the surging stream. The engine of
in, escaping freight tram, which had given
th a alarm, had hardly reached the north Bide
when the bridge went down and the freight
cars were borne off by the rushing waters.
Ait the passenger train fled np the track the
bsck-water up the north branch carried bv
it articles of furniture from the houses which
a lew seconds before were standing by the
side of the train.
The Danger Past.
There was great excitement among the
passengers on the train, but it was soon dis
covered that the danger was past, and a
-i nank Uod we are safe,' went up from the
hearts and lips of all on board. The limited
tr tin lay at Wilmore all night and until late
St.turday afternoon, when it proceeded slowly
eat, reaching Altoona about 7 o'clock that
Total Contributions Raised.
Sew York, June 10. An approximate
es Jmato of the contributions of money to
the flood relief fund np to Saturday night
shows a total of 12. 630.000. Philadelphia
lends the list with (680,000; New York comes
nt xt with 5o0,000; Pittsburg gives S00,000,
Chicago, 1 110,000, and Boston and Harris
bug $100,000 each. No doubt there have
been contributions enough to raise the total
to near $3,000,000.
Situation nt Belief on t.
Beixevontb, Pa., June 10. There is much
offering in some parts of this county. Sev
er il thousand dollars have been contributed
for the aid of the sufferers, together with a
in -ge quantity ot provisions and olothing.
Tie points which suffered the most are Mill
be im, Coburn and the vicinity in Penn's
vcUey, Central City, and along Fishing
craek in Nittany valley, where every one
A Hole Full of Corpses.
1 InRKRTOVir. P Jnn. in 1m . hstlA . rat
th site of the Hurlbut house forty-seven
be lies suDDOsed to be thorn of truest, have
THE HOOK THT7AOT) AKGTJB, MONDAY JUNE
THE RELENTLESS ELEMENTS.
Oswego, N. Y., Visited by a Storm Which
Work Great Ruin.
Oswego, N. Y., June 10, The worst storm
of rain and hail .experienced here in many
years passed over this section of the state
about S o'clock yesterday afternoon. The
people were just gathering at a mass-meeting
when the sky suddenly became black and
two immense clouds seemed to rise up out of
the lake and bear down upon the city. The
people abandoned the meeting, and rushed
for their homes. As the clouds approached
the city they were frightful in appearance.
They passed over the city three minutes
apart and the sun shone brightly between
them. The thermometer fell from 66 to 66.
The hail came with terrific force, the stones
being all shapes and sizes.
Some Immense Hall Stone.
The weather observer picked up one at the
signal office that measured inches long
and of an inch thick. Great damage was
done to strawberries and tobacco crops, and
in many fields they were utterly ruined.
The second cloud sent down sheets of rain.
The streets were filled from gutter to gutter,
and many cellars were flooded. The rainfall
in twenty minutes was L4 inches, the heavi
est in that time ever recorded here.
THE DEVASTATING WATERS.
Immense Damaire Done In Indiana
Indianapolis, June 10. Advices from all
parts of the state indicate great damage from
the rains of the past week, both to the grow
ing crops and to property situated along the
water courses. The river here is out of its
banks and has done a great deal of damage to
fencing all along its course. Fields of corn,
wheat and oats have been entirely washed
out and others have been greatly damaged
along the Sangamon river. In White and
other counties the bottoms are all covered
with water, and hundreds of acres of grow
ing crops are submerged.
A Refuse In the Hill.
People have all fled to the highlands for
safety. Clay county has suffered greatly,
many of the farm-houses being partly under
wafcr. Several of the mines are flooded.
and a large section of the Chicago and East
ern Illinois railroad is washed out A gen
tleman who returned yesterday from the
Ohio river reports that the stream is very
high and is rising rapidly, and that a large
amount of the wreckage from Johnstown is
being brought down.
A PHENOMENAL BALL CLUB.
Cleveland Challenges Iloston for the Lead
Chicago, June 10. The Cleveland club is
the phenomenon of the National Base Ball
League. Culled "The Infuiits"' it appears more
in the nature of a ready made athlete, spring
ing into the arena fult-grown and able tc
cope with the veterans of a hundred battles.
In proof of this is the fact that it quit play
ing last week with a record of second on the
list, but 62 points lower in per cent, than the
great club of bean-eaters. In the
meantime the one-time iuvincibles
Anson's team stick to the fifth place as
though it was their last hope, and Washing
ton comes in as usual at the end of the pro-
cessiou. An attempt is being made tc
strengthen this latter Club, and it has signed
Arthur Irwin, formerly captain of the Phila
delphia team, Washington City papers gc
for Morril of that club without gloves. They
are yearning for bis head in a platter, as it
were. The Post says he is played out, and
that it is sentimental foolishness not to re
lease him. At the end of last week's playing
tne League standing was as follows:
National League. Plsynd Won. Lo-st. Pr. ct
Boston as 7
i iPTemna 7 :. 14
Philadelphia 87 2J 14 till
New York 87 IM IM .f,2H
mcBiio sr, 15 A:Bi
ruiM.unf 34 is a I jxa
Indtnnapoll S3 lo K2 .sia
Washington an -ji .sou
Western. Won. Ixwt.P.e. A merh-nn. Won. Irfwt P.O.
tt. Pnul...2H 7 .7h7 St. Ixwli.. 31 13 .704
Omaha as it .HTtii Athletic. 2H ir. .M
Wou City jo is .tne Brooklyn.. 25 17 .595
Mtn'apolls 15 18 .44 Rnltliuor. 2ti 2o .sol
WW 14 II .437't-lnelnilftti 22 23 .4SS
HesMolnesIS 17 .4::i Kan. City 21 22 .4Mf
pi. Joseph. io 21 .S.'J Columbia. IH 25 .shij
Milwaukee 7 23 .233 Louisville S 36 .i
League scores fviturdHV were: At Cleve
land (First gantt ) Pittsburg 5. Cleveland
10; (second game) Pittsburg J, Cleveland 3;
at Philadelphia Washington 7, Philadelphia
5. Other games postponed.
American association, Saturday: At Phil
adelphiaAthletics 14, Kansas City 2; at
Brooklyn Brooklyn 14, Louisville 5; at Bal
timoreBaltimore 1, 8t Louis 5 (seven inn
ings). Columbus-Cincinnati game post
ponedrain. Sunday: At Columbus Co
lumbus 17, Cincinnati 4; at Brooklyn
Brooklyn 12, Louisville 2; at Gloucester, N.
J. Athletics 12, Kansas City L
Western leatrue Saturday: At Minneapolis
Denver 3, Minneapolis 5; at St. Paul
Omaha lit, St. Paul 15; other games post
ponedrain. Sunday: At St. Paul Oma
ha 5, St. Paul 4; other games- postponed
The Racing; Record.
Chicago, June 10. There was nothinc
notable done on any of the race courses Sat
urday. At Bt. Louis the races were post
poned. At Jerome park the winners were
Aormonior, Belinda, Hallston, Charley Dreux
Reporter, Grenadier and Major Domo. At
the West Side course here the track was a
quagmire, and such time was made as mile
in 1 The winning horses were Alpena,
Jed, Irma H., Spectator, and Speculator.
Kilraln to Select the Battle Ground.
Brooklyn. N. Y.. June 10. Renreaenta-
tives of Sullivan and Kilrain met in Brook
lyn Saturday for the purpose of learning the
result of the toss for the choice of battle
ground for the fight between Sullivan and Kil
rain. Kilrain won the toes. There was noth
ing in the choice so long as the state is speci
fied and the CrOUnd Within mrtaln hnnn.
daries. The ground is to be within 200 miles
oi new urieans.
Sold a Trotter for S40.OOO.
Louisvtllb, Ky., June 10. H. P. Pepper
has sold to J. a Coxey, of Massilon, O., his
bav trottimt stallion Acolvte for a snn, iA
to be 140,000. Acolyte is 5 years old. His
o-year-oiu recora is :au. hie will be trotted
Hanlan Is Back Again.
San Francisco. June 10 Edward Hn.
Ian, the oarsman, arrived Saturday on the
The Army Gets a Sunday Rest.
Wasihhoton City, June 10. The presi
dent has issued an announcement to the
army which will be greeted with pleasure by
both officers and men. In it he abolishes
Sunday duty with the exception of in
spection parade without fire-arms. The bar
racks inspection, which usually takes place
on Sunday will hereafter occur on Saturday.
in nis order the president recalls the facta
that Washington and Lincoln in times of
war omitted the week dav ceremonies and
duties on Sunday, and he thinks that if this
plan was carried out successfully during
such times it can very well become a prac
tice in times of peace. He states further that
he wants the soldiers to have Sundav as a
day of rest
Met Burlington and Northern Rate.
Chicago, June 10. The Chicago. Mil
waukee and St Paul and the Chicago, St
Paul and Kansas City have notified Chair.
man Faithorn, of the Western Freight Asso
ciation, that thev Will mnnt Mia naar v-t.
depted by the Burlington and Northern on
nunc irom tne seaDoara to St. Paul by way
of Cbicasa These rate maka tho nmmn.
tion from Chicago to St Paul on the respect
ive classes as follows: First and second
classes 88 cents a hundred pounds; third
class, 22; fourth class, 12; fifth class, 10;
sixth class, la They went into effect to-day.
Railway Rate Reduoed by the State.
Kansas Citt, Mo.. June 10. A diumteh
to The Star from Topeka, Kan., says: "The
state board of Railroad oommiaaioner Satnx.
day made a decision reducing rates on mer-
cnanaise ana manuxactured articles from
Wichita about 20 per cent., and practically
civinir Wichita about tha Bna mtiu u.
aonri river point. A number of
towns nave atreaay applied lor similar privi
leges. .. ..- . .
Lincoln's Friend Dead
Leonard Swett Closes a Long
and Notable Career.
A SUDDEN SUMMONS TO THE TOMB.
Stricken by the Icy Hand f Death on
the Eve of Hi Departure to Europe on
a Health Tour The Grim Terror Is
.Merclfnl, and His Victim Sinks Easily
Into the Last, Long, Painless Sleep His
Life's Story Briefly Told.
Chicago, June 10. Leonard Swett, whose
name is known all over the Union, and par
ticularly in the west and northwest, breathed
his last at 2 o'clock p. m. Saturday. The
death was sudden,
and his friends in
this city were
shocked when it was
made known, as
they had not the
least idea that his
end was so near. He
suffered keenly with
Bright's disease of
the kidneys about
two years ago, but
seemed to have re
covered. Early this
spring the disease again made its appearance.
and he decided to go to Europe, where it was
hoped he would regain his health in the be
nign climate of the batiks of the Rhine. Dur
ing the last month Mr. Swett seemed to im
prove in health a little, but he did not aban
don his intention of going abroad. Passage
had been engaged for Mr. and Mrs. Swett on
the steamship Werra, which will sail from
New York June 15. It was planned that they
rrould leave for New York to-day and spend
Ihree days there before the vessel sailed.
HI Sudden and Final Illness.
Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Swett took a
short walk along Ashland avenue. He hail
not been looking well during the day, but as
evening approached be said he felt better.
About 10 o'clock at night the attack began
which resulted in his death. Shortly after
mianignt Urs. Wescott, Johnson, Lyman,
and Davis were called to the bedside, but
were unable to relieve the sufferer. Thev
saw at once that the attack would soon prove
fatal and so informed the family. The sick
man failed rapidly and all the latter part of
the night was in a comatose condition. He
remained ' without regaining consciousness
ur.til 2 o'clock in the afternoon, when he
breathed bis last Ho djod so easily that
those at his bedside hardly knew the exact
moment when bis heart ceased to beat.
1 he runeral will be held at 2 o'clock to
morrow afternoon at the Third Presbyterian
church. Rev. J. L. Withrow preaching the
Sketch of His I.ife.
Mr. Swett was born in Oxford countv.
Maine, near the little village of Turner, in
1J4. His early boyhood was passed on
wh.it was and is still known as the Albin
Richer farm, where, on the old homestead.
nis mother, now nearly 90 years of age, is
stul living. He came of a typical New Enz
land family, strong in the traditions of the
past, whose members accepted the universal
popular theory that at least one of the fam
ily should enter the ministry. Accordingly
young Leonard was "elected" by his pa rent
to lollow that sacred calling, and began
preparations therefor. But the bent of
his mind was in another direction, and at
the age of 21 he began the studv of iaw in
the office of Howard and Shepley in Ports
lana, after having pursued courses in Yar
mouth academy and Waterville college, now
Known as Colby university. He read law
for two years and then began the battle of
life, and started out to seek his fortune.
Hi Military Experience.
iThe young man came west in 1847, shortly
after war had been declared against Mexico.
He enlisted as a private in the Fifth Indiana in
fantry, commanded by Gen. James H. Lane,
afterward United States senator from Kan
sas. Although not a commissioned officer he
was practically captain of his company
while holding the rank of orderly sergeant
He served through the war and entered the
City of Mexico t ith Gen. Scott after its cap
ture by the United States forces. He re
turned to the states in 1S4! greatly impaired
in health. In the same year be was admitted
to the bar at Bloomiugton, 111.
The life of Leonard Swett was made pictur
esque by the prominence in it of the friend
ship of the Illinois giants of the slavery agi
tation days of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A.
Douglas, and David Davis. At that time
there were but few courts, and they were
widely separated by wild and trackless prai
ries. He rode the circuit of the courts with
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen T. Logan, David
Davis, and others who afterward ro9e to
prominence in the history of the country.
Through long association in court with Lin
coln a friendship was formed tut ween them
that tasted until the letter's death. Lincoln
was a genial companion, a safe counselor,
and Mr. Swett found in him a warm friend.
David Davis and Mr. Lincoln were the two
men who took the warmest personal interest
in the young attorney's success.
Influence at the Convention of I860.
In the preliminaries to ' the presidential
convention of 1S00, next to Judge Davis Mr.
Swett was most influential in securing Lin
coln's nomination. Under their manage
ment the nomination was secured by the
combination of Illinois, Indiana and Penn
sylvania delegations, and in forming this al
liance the diplomatic hand of Swett was
powerful and predominating. In the re-
marKaoie campaign wnicn followed he was
the prime mover and central influence,
A Fower During the War.
Mr. Swett was best known as a lawyer.
He never mixed in the turmoil of political
strife and never held but one public office.
At the earnest solicitation of friends he be
came a candidate and was elected to the
omoe of state senator, but after his term ex
pired ne aeciinea au otters of po
litical preierment lie was in Wash
ington frequently on legal business
during the war and the friendship between
him and the president, begun wben they
were lawyers on the Illinois circut, was re
newed and strengthened. He was in no sense
an office-seeker, and his views on public af
fairs were colored by no ulterior motive.
Lincoln knew this, and he placed great con-
ndenos in Mr. Swett's judgment During
unm u-ouuiea umee ne was a power behind
the throne to an extent that few even of his
intimate friends dreamed.
StrengthlBerore the Jury.
.Leonard Swett was a born orator. He de
pended more upon argument than evidence,
and his res -toning was so clear and his argu
ments so logical that opposing oounsel have
often said that though they were sure the
facts were at variance with his reasoning
his eloquence was enough to convince
the Jury that hlsj position was correct.
While it can not be said that his educa
tion, was accurate, his lesal learnina: was
varied and thorough and he possessed a wide
knowledge of men and affairs of the day. He
was able at a glance to detect the true fron:
the false, and his profound knowledge of tlx
law and his unerring judgment gained him
nignest place at the bar and won him the
esteem and respect of all classes. In politic!
be was a Republican mod his services ware
always in demand for the stump.
ue came to Chicago in 1805, when h
formed a partnership with Van H. Higgem
and CoL David Quigg for the practice oi
iaw. At tne time ox his death be was th
central figure of the firm of Swtet, Crosscut
and Weans. - Mr. Swett was twice married.
His first wife died in lao4. In 1887 he mar
ried a young woman who for some time had
been employed in his office as a typewriter.
ONE LIFE LOST AT SEATTLE.
A Fir Bug Light HI Own Funeral Pyre)
The Prepercy I o.
Sxattlc, W. T., June 10. No lives war
lost in the great fire. During the fir a man
was seen carrying a lighted torch across an
alley between Third and Booth Fourth
stieela. He was, seen setting fire to a bona
that had escaped the flames whan a special
policeman nred a abac at him, but be darted
into a nouae a Baa set on nre and never
came out alive. The loss ia still pat at be-
tuuu,uuu ana iu,uuu,uuu.
and with it
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Will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
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any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
Divorce in llirt Life.
Senator Sabin Reported Di
vorced from His Wife.
A SAD MATRIMONIAL SENSATION.
The Orounds of Divorce Habitual Drunk
enneK Shocking Weak new of a Fauci
nating Woman A Shining Ught in So
ciety Ohm Out The Infatuated Wife
the Inmate of an Asylum The Proceed
lng Very Quietly Conducted
St. Paul, Minn., June 10. A divorce has
been begun in the district court of Washing
ton county of the mwt sensational phumrv.
ter, both on account of the prominence ol
tuo parties and from the shocking scandals
which surround t he proceedings. This is no
less than a suit brought by ex-Senator D. M.
Sabin against bis wife. The summons was
served personally upon Mrs. Sabin at Flush
ing, u. L, something over a week ago, but
the complaint has not yet been filed in court
Grounds for the Suit.
The charge made in the complaint is that
of habitual drunkenness, an allegation which
in itself will be most shocking to the society
of Washington City and other cities where
Mrs. Sabin has long been a shining light It
is asserted that Mr Sabin had, for some time
prior to her marriage, been an invalid, and
during that time became addicted to the use
The habit, it is claimed, has been indulged
in to a greater or less extent ever since, and
in later years she has added to it tTin nt
intoxicating liquors. It is stated that during
me aosence irom home or Mr. Sabin she oc
casionally indulged in liquors and drugs to
excess. At the close of Senator Sabin's sen
atorial career, Mrs. Sabin was placed at her
uwn request in tne asylum Tor inebriates at
riusning, wuere she is at the present time.
A Popular Society Woman.
Svicially Mrs. Salin is a most fascinating
lady, and during Mr. Sabin's senatorial
career in Washington she crave irnrUinmn.
tions which were among the most popular
given oy any may in that city and astemled
mc musi aisungULsued people. It is
douUful whether the fault of
which she is charged in the complaint ever
oecame apparent to any of her Washington
guests or came to the knowledge ofier
Latkr, It is now learned that Senator
sabin s divorce was quietly granted in cham
bers Saturday afternoon.
TWO MORE CLANSMEN TALK.
John M. w. Give Some Curlons Testimony
a to Cronln McGeehan Heard.
Chicago. June 10. The interrtitiW ant
in the Cronin inquest Saturday was the
mreai to arrest a witness for refusing to an
swer a question. The witness' name was
John Moss, and he was a member of Camp
41, in which he admitted that he- made a
speech in opposition to tpsolutions to sub
scribe money to And the murderers of Dr.
Cronin. In his speech he said the camp did
not know but what the executive ot the organ
ization bad evidence that Cronin was a snv
and hail ordered his "removal,'' in which case
the camp would not be justified in taking the
manor up. 1 lie resolution was tabled.
Moss was then asked who was guardian of
Cann41 at that time. hut. mfnan.1 tVl Trl I aivt
til he was threatened with arrest when he
weakened and said it was W . H. Joyce. In
explanation of his sueech mrnitiot th nunln.
tions Moss said he had no idea that the exec
utive bad any power or right to order any
one's "removal" that is he didnt know
whether they had or had not To the ques
tion whether if the executive ordored him to
"remove'' any one he would do it. be an
swered, after a long pause, "No." He made
his argument against the resolutions in the
heat of debate to heat the measure. He did
not believe the Clan bml nvthinr in A !,.
Cronin's taking off. What a camp would do
wit h an order to "remove" any one he did
not know, but was sure there was no one in
Camp 41 that would obey it, and if such an
order was received he (Moes) would tell in
couri an mat too place regarding it
McGeehan Heard From.
Peter McGeehan, the Philadelphia, black
smith, proved an obdurate witness. He an
swered in the negative everv nnaatiru, tk.
could in any way implicate him in the
muruer oi ur. uromn. His examination
was long and searching Th nm n..i-
was asked in many different ways, but it was
luipuwioie o entrap mm. Further than ac
knowledging that be was a member of the
i""vi J- . . - .
uui-un-vraei, ana mat he had bad an alter
cation with Dr. Cronin on the street soon
arter arriving in Chicago, brought on by the
doctor accusing him of intentions to
ao him harm, McGeehan' testi-
mony was of no importance what
ever, but during his examination
ne aamitted that be was "No. 1," of his camp.
It will be remembered that in onnnn
with the Phoenix Park murder th rpih.i.
government has always been anxious to get
"",U i, out. uas never succeeded.
McGeehan is not the man probably, but the
similarity of the title is tnterKtino- a t,
conclusion of his examination he was shown
to tne same witnesses who Friday inspected
Policeman Brown, but none of them identi
fied him as anv one thev- Karl i
nection with the Cronin business and Mo
ueenan was released. The inquest was then
toft Out an Important Provision.
Washington Citt, June 10. It is discov
ered that in the new revised, army regula
tions, which the war department has been
distributing, the provision for the payment
of the troops monthly, a reform which Pay
master General Rochester worked hard to se
cure, and which he finally had adopted by
the war department, baa been omitted. It
is said at the war department that th osnis
sion was due to the hurried manner ia which
the work was prepared.
Th Weather W May Expect.
Washihoton Citt, JnaelO. The Indica
tions for thlrty-aix hour from a. as. vaster,
day are as follows: For Indiana and Illinois
Light rain: stationary teraserature; northerly
winds. For Lower Michigan and Eastern
Wisconsin Raiau stationary tnperaure;
northwesterly wind. For L'pper ""-s -i
and Western Wisconsin Fair weather. pi
osded by light rain tn western Wliaensmi
must, northweatarir winds. For Iowa
Fair weather; slightly warmer; northwesterly
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