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THE DAILY AllGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Mondat, June 17. 1889.
Ale do will celebrate the glorious
Fourth of July. Atedo is a huStler for a
Norwicu, Conn., has heretofore been
a solidly republican city. Last week an
election of municipal officers was held
and the democratic candidates elected
without exception. The recent removal
of an efficient and popular democratic
postmaster in the middle of his term by
the president, to make room for a party
ward-worker, so disgusted the fair-minded
citizens of Norwich that they took
this method of x pressing their condem
nation. The spoil policy doos not als
Our friend. A. J . Streeter, of Mercer
county, who cut a very small figure as a
candidate lor president last fall, is out in
a letter to President Harrison in which
he seeks an opportunity to discuss the
currency question. If Streeter was in
clined to be nt all modest he would keep
uimselt in retirement for at least a Tear.
There is no doubt but that the president
had a hearty laugh at the impudence, not
to say egotism, of Streeter, in writing him
a letter on any subject.
rotertlan'N Hrokra lromineii.
from the Chicuzo Hrrild.
It was M acte Ui's despairing cry that
the weird sisters "kept the word of
promise to the car, but broke It to the
hope. The weird sisters of protection
have not done as much. They have not
Kept me word or promise to the ear.
Last fall the workingmen of the land
were told that their wages depended on
the tariff, and that if the Mills bill be
came the law of the land their wages
would be at once cut down. The farm
era were told that unless they voted for
Harrison and the principle of protection
they would have no market in which to
sell their grain. These voters were
promised eod wsgca and good markets
if they would only elect Harrison, but
that if they re-elected Cleveland they
might look for nothing but pauperism.
Under the stimulus of these threats and
these promises they elected Harrison. It
was their votes that did it the votes of
the farmers and workingmen of the land.
In the retrospect of three months of
Harrison what do we see? The law is
unchanged and remains as it has been for
years the highest war tariff and most
universal system of protection that ever
afflicted any tax-ridden country. The
jaw, wrncu the republican orators de
dared was the only salvation of the
country, stands on the statute book as it
did then. Under its bcnificent influence
the surplus monthly accumulates in the
public treasury, and not all the arts of a
not too scrupulous secretary can get it
out among the people again.
Does that benefit the farmer, who was
promised such good home markets? Not
in a quarter of a century has wheat sold
for so low a price at this season of the
year as it sells for today, and the outlook
is that it will sell much lower before snow
flies. "Oh. but,' says the protectionist,
"this is due to natural causes. There is
promises of a great crop." This is true,
but it is no truer now than it is any year
If the price of wheat depends on natural
causes why do protectionists try to hood
wink the farmer with ascribing it, at
election time, to the tariff? This is to
the farmer. Has the promise been any
better kept with the workingman? There
has not henn a week since the 4th of
March when there have not been Berious
reductions in the wages of almost every
class of workers, ranging from 10 to 30
per cent. This has been particularly
noticeable among iron and coal miners,
and among woolen, cotton and silk
workers. The masters and capitalists
have precisely the same "protection" they
have bad for four jeHrs, and yet they re
duee the wages of their workmen right
along. Hs this happened from natural
causes, too? Then do not ascribe good
wages to protection and low wages to
free trade. The wages of workingmen
are being reduced every day. What a
howl from republican papers would have
gone up if Cleveland had been re elected
and this bad occurred!
TROUBLE ON THE RAIL BEGUN.
A Cut In Wmk" to tli tin Ion 1'uclflr Will
Omaha, Nob., Juno 17. The Union Pa
cific railway has served notice on their en
giwern, employed nn the Kansas division
and in tho Council Bluff transfer yards that
tneir wapres will r reduced on an average of
12 per cent. The grievnncn committee of the
engineers met lien S itunliiy mid not i Hud the
onu-ial8 that the rvdiiition won 1. 1 not be ac
cepted, und r:ivi thmn until S11111U7 morn
ing to revoke thord:r. Ye-.t-r.hiy notice was
recmvetl that an nnxwer wouM he given this
morning, llm I' xui 11swml.lv of engineers
ami firemen were in Mfcxion all day yester
day, ami it is aniiriun fNl that iiidws the or
der Iji willed the entire foreo will walk out.
Tho engineers are rtWmind, mid unl.-ssthe
company pays the mule now in vogue they
An Artiat Kiiiril kr Train.
New Yukk, June 17. Mist Surah Home,
aged U4, of liro.ivn. and li.-r sisU-r-in-luw,
Mm Ituvid House, aged 2ft nf Toronto.
Ont, while eniiying in sketching on the
track of the Manhatlun IU-ni h railway, near
the Uriental hotel, t ont-y Island. Katurdnv
afternoon, were strui-k by a train coming
irom the rtuephcnil Hay race track. Mrs.
Home (neaped wi h a fractured ankle and
severe inti-rnal in jurim, but Mrs. House was
Commemnriltillir Kulu-r l'ril.rl.k'. ll...t.
BcRMif, June 17. The anniversary of the
Jk -1 T 1 . .
uenm ui r.uiperor r redoriCK whm coinnicln-
nr. ttA 1 iu .1 i . ; : .1... T ' 1
kircheat roUdiiui, Hntiirilar. All of the
members of the rovul family and the royal
and iinj-eriul ministers were present. The
1. t At... I . -
iw i.jiiiih, mo j 11 1 einjieror wore
sung by the choir and the emperor and
mjuiu, wuere mej Biirntiy prayeu.
V. I At -11 .1
Away Goee the "bantleman'a" A aa Relation.
(JBICAOO, June 17. The Chicago and Al
ton railway has given formal notice of with.
drawal from tho Inter-State Commerce Hail-
way association, to take enTect July 15 next.
The Alton rives a It muoa
that it ban been found inipBRitt to Induce
au 01 ine corporations winch were parties to
the agreement, Uxn which the association is
based, to comply with its provisiona
' We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props-.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
buBines8 transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
West & Truax, Wholesale druggists,
Waldimi, Rinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
. II. Van Eceskn, Cashier, Toledo Na-
tionrl bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Bold by all druggists.
Only True Confession of Sev.
era I Somewhat Similar.
IP TEUE, SOMEBODY WILL YET HANG
For tlie Murder of Dr. Cronin The Par
ties Implicated Are Those Who Are Vo
der Suspicion, and the Story Is Complete
as Far as It does Nothing. However,
About the Actual Marrierers or the Man
Who Drove Off With the Victim A Wo
man Asserted to Have Had a Hand In
the Foal Conspiracy.
Chicago, June 17. Woodruff, the horse
thief, who is implicated in tho Cronin mur
der, has made a full alleged confession of
his connection with the assassination, and in
substance it is as follows:
First Meeting; With the Conspirators.
He arrived in Chicago on March 36 last,
and soon after made the acquaintance of P.
O'SuUivan, the iceuiau. lie met Detective
Coughlin, whom he had known by reputa
tion as a "fence," a few days later. The
man Melville, who is supposed to be Ma
rouey, arrived in Chicago about this time,
and Woodruff saw him drinking with
CouKbliu in a saloon. When they separated
Melville said he bad to go to McCoy's hotel,
where he was stopping, but before he went
he gave Woodruff a few dollars and told
blni he would see hitn again.
Oets Acquainted with "Williams."
The next day Woodruff met MikeMc
Dougall and Coughlin, aud upon addressing
the former by his proper name was cautioned
to remember that McDougall's name was
"Williams. " The latter, according to Wood
ruff's confession, Is an old Clan-na-Oael man,
with whom be got acquainted in the raid on
Canada Just after the war of the reliellion.
Just as Woodruff came up he beard Coughlin
say, "He Woodruff is just the man I want
to see," aud the two (Coughlin and Mcbougall)
had a long talk, after which Coughlin went
away, a id Woodruff and "Williams'' went
over on the west side and had several driuks
A Folnter on Money Making.
"Williams" auked Woodruff how he was
fixed, and the latter said he was "busted,"
whereupon Williams consolingly remarked
that Woodruff was a d n fool, and asked
him why he didn't go to see Alexander Sul
livan. Woodruff said he was not prepared
to be sent off to Europe, whereupon be was
told Williams looking him straight in the
eye that he wouldn't have to go out of town
In this oase. Williams further remarked fa
cetiously that "We seem to be living
pretty wall," and that he had a flat, in fact
had rooms to rent Woodruff then said he
would go and stay with him, and they went
to tba Bat ou Clark street, where they passed
ad a "Deal" On the Programme.
After they got into the room Williams
said there was something good going on, and
Mat a "conspiracy pamphlet" lying on the
table had something to do with it, but that
Woodruff need not know anything about it
"It is a deal and you will not be implicated,"
said ha He then asked Woodruff: "Are
you one of them still r one of the Clan-na-Oael
to which Woodruff replied: "As much
mi I ever was, if I am paid for it"
Mad a House In the Country.
When they arose next morning Woodruff
remarked that there was very little furniture
in the room, and Williams said he had a
"d d sight loss in a house in the country."
After having breakfast at a restaurant,
Waodruff said be must go back to beau's
stable, and was told that be could do better,
but should go and see Alexander Sullivan.
Woodruff went to the stable and thought the
matter over, and then on the pretext of go
ing 10 toe postolnce went down town again
and called on Alexander Sullivan.
An Unsatisfactory Interview.
He met Sullivan in the hall of the office
building, and told him that McDougall had
sent bitu to see him. Sullivan said. "You
mean Williams, don't yoiiT and ujion receiv
ing an normative reply and the further in
formation that Woodruff wanted something
to do, mid "I have nothing for you. I have
never met you before;" aud t hough Woodruff
referred to the Canadian raid. Sullivan re
peated that .he didn't know him, but upon be
ing 101a tnat woodruff would do "anything
in Ood's world" for money, looked at him !
sharply, and said if he found anything for
him to do he would let Williams know; then
walked away without another word.
"Now Pay That Kent."
An hour later W oodruff met Williams and
together they went to the north siuj, getting
off the cars just before they got to Division
street On the way Woodruff told Williams
of bis talk with Sullivan. Just after getting
off the cars they met Alexander Sullivan
coming out of a saloon, and the two Will
iams and Sullivan had a talk, during which
Woodruff saw Sullivan take a roll of bills
out of his pocket and, giving some to Will
iams, he heard him say: "Now pay that
rent" They moved further off and engaged
in conversation that Woodruff, was sure
was about himself, after which they both ap
proached and Sullivan apologized for what
he bad said earlier in the day, and upon re
ceiving Woodruffs assurance that it was all
right walked rapidly away. Woodruff
asked Williams what Sullivan had said, and
was answered that be did'nt have much to
say at any time. Upon being asked if Sul
livan was his banker Williams said: "He's a
a good enough banker for me." '
A Cipher Message.
On Centennial day Woodruff again met
Williams, but said nothing of itnortance,
but shortly after leaving him Coughlin
tapped bim on the shoulder and asked him to
take a note to Alexander Sullivan for him.
Woodruff then proceeds: "He wrote a note
in alphabetical cipher. I understood the
cipher, as it was the same that was used by
the Fenians when I was stationed at Niagara,
The principle was the employment of every
seventh letter from the one intended. "He
told me to take it up to Sullivan's oflice, I
asked bim if, in case Sullivan was not in,
whether I should leave the letter. He told
me no, to tear it up If I could not deliver it
to Sullivan personally. I did not do this,
and the letter reads: 'Going up to P.
The Time for Morder Approaching.
On the Wednesday before the murder
Woodruff met Coughlin on South State
street, and the latter asked what he was do
ing, how he was fixed, etc. , and upon being
told, said he would see him again. Accord
ingly on the day of the murder Coughlin
called on Woodruff and together they went
out and bad a drink, afterward walking
toward Linooinpark. Says Woodruff: "He
askM me if I couU gat a horse and wagon
that night Soma thing that would carry a
trunk. I Informed him that we bad a light
rig in tba stable. Ha said that was just the
thing. Ha told ma there was $25 in it for ma
if I could get the horse and wagon and have
It at a designated spot on Lincoln avenue be
fore '4 o'clock the next morning.
Woodruff "Borrows" tha Team.
"That evening I staid around tha stable,
playing cards with a Mr. Senica, a man
named Howard and another named Bates.
Wa played until 10:30 or 11 o'clock. Bates
went away at about 11 o'clock, and I waito d
an hour and a half, and then led tha gray
mare down the stairs. I put a blanket ahead
of her, over which she walked, ta prevent
the noise. I bad left tha wagon in the alley,
and I hitched up and drove up Lincoln ave
nue. When Coughlin paid me the $25 he in
formed me that I would be met at Linooln
avenue by two men. I was to approach
them and inquire of them where Frank Will
iams lived. They would tliau get into the
hnggy with me.
Melville and McDougall Again.
"On arriving near Ashland avenue and
Lincoln, two men jumped into the wagon
without a word. I recognized one of them
as a man by the name of Shea alias Mike
McDougalL who was a machinist or black
smith from Philadelphia. I had known him
at Wichita,' Kan. McDougall is a man about
5 feet 6 iaobes in height, from 40 to 46 years
Qld, and wears a nearly black mustache.
Both bis hair aud mustache are turning
gray. The nther man was Melville. Mel
ville is alMiut 6 feet 11 inches. He is a heavy
nunc, tuicic it man. I have met him in
Peoria In connection with Irish matters.
They orderet. roe to turn to the right on Ash
land avenue, ana directed me to drive right
np to tne cot age.
Arrl red at Murder Cottage.
"The two t ten there jumped out and went
in. there wis a dun light in the front room.
After waitin j a few minutes I think It must
have ben tearly 8 o'clock P. O'Sullivan.
Melville and Williams came out of the door
carrying a ti unk between them. Thoy lifted
the trunk into the wagon, and Melville and
Williams jut iped into the seat with me.
Chal lenged by a Policeman.
"I drove across Fuller ton avenue. I was
going very f 1st at that time, and the horse
was on a lop . A policeman near there came
out and called: 'Hello! stop!' Melville said
in an underb me: 'Go on ; for God's sake, go
onf I had the reins twisted around my
wrists and 1 wsened them, letting the horse
take a fearful gait We went down to Lin
coln park, B Toss Clark street and crossed it
a little north of the animal cages. This
road winds a -ound about fifty yards from the
Head of the c rive. There is a little hill there,
on the top of which are a number of trees.
Feiir They Are Followed.
"They ordnred me to stop there, and at that
time it was intended to take the trunk out
iuto the lake, as I heard them say that they
had spotted a boat for that purpose during
the day. Tl ey took the trunk out, but Mel
ville became frightened, tbiuking that a po
liceman was perhaps following. They lifted
tho trunk back into the wagon and or
dered mo to drive on. I asked: "Where
shall I goT Melville said: 'Anywhere.
Just keep m wing: I am afraid we are being
followed.' Williams turned to Melville and
said : 'Good God, tho sewer is just as good a
place as any '
I nto the First Sewer.
Woodruff then proceeds to tell how the
corpse was t umped into a sewer basin, but
that tho trunk wouldn't go in. so it was nut
back into thi wagon. This being done the
men got into the wagon and drove to Edge
water, a sul urb on the northern boundary
of the city, -where the two men got out, tak
ing with them a medicine case which had
been lying in the wagon. While thev were
absent a pol iceman approached with the re
mark that it was very late to be out Will
iams said he knew it was, but he had loot bis
way and ssl ed how to find the lake shore
drive. Wiii !e this conversation was going on
MelvHle and Williams reappeared and taking
their cue frc m what they had heard one of
them said: "I can't find anyroad." The
policeman xaid they would have to go back
to Evanston avenue.
Dui-led the Medicine Case.
The two a-onspirators then got into the
wagon aud Melville rubbed his hands to
gether, scattering sand over Woodruff, from
which the latter says be is certain they
buried the c tse in the sand near where they
had stopped On the road back Melville
asked Williiims whether it was proliable that
"thatd nlool" would get scared and fail
to cover tip things at the cottage, and Will
iams answeml that "Annie" would go over
and help; she had more nerve than be had.
Upon pass! ig the cottage on their return
they saw a woman going in the back way.
The trunk v as thrown off the wagon into a
field because they heard a wagon coming
The Victim's Clothes.
The confession then proceeds: "Just before
we reached Webster avenue 1 axked Melville:
What about the clothes? Have yon got rid
of themT He said: 'Oh, that's all right;
we'll attend to them.' Then, turning to Will
iams, he sail: 'You had better go out to
the house t -morrow and see that things are
cleaned up Williams replied: 'No, we
have tieen around there enough already.
We will lei Dan attend to that' At that
time we a ere near Belden avenue, and I
turned to Melville and asked: 'Are you go
ing right down to the barn with me? He
answered: 'No; are we near thereT and 1
said yes. They then got out
"Ale k" Was to be "Worked."
"I said to them: 'I will nee you to-morrow.'
Melville answered: 'I don't know. I may
not be in to rn You have as goud a scheme
as you want now.' I asked what that was
and he re lied: 'Yon won't need any train
ing to work Aleck.' I said: 'Well, 1 suppose
I stand in ith you ' He replied: 'No, yon
don't stand n on our bet It is every man
for himself now.' As they left me, Williams
said: 'Don't strike bim too heavy. There is
a good man of us.' I replied: 'Yes, the
man would have to be a millionaire to take
care of this crowd. I will huut you up to
morrow." Melville Disappears.
Tha next Tuesday Woodruff went to Mc
Coy's hotel vo see Melville, but he had gone.
Wednesday he tried to see Melville or Sulli
van, but failed in both; and so he attempted
to sell Denn s horse, which he was driving,
and got hin self into jail He closes bis con
fession as fallows:
"This is the first and only statement I have
made since ny arrest It contains Bulwtan
tially all thu fucts in my knowledge, and I
have determined to make a clean breast of
this matter now."
The Conspiracy F.ntern the Jail.
'Ihe confession was given to Mr. J. R.
Dunlop, of the Times editorial staff, and
taken down verbatim by a stenographer.
Other start ing statements made therein are
to the eff ct that after he was confined in
the jail a m in obtained ad mission on the pre
text or idontifying him. Whan be saw
Woodruff lie said he was not the man, but
stayed then- and looked at him persistently
and finally winked at bim. Upon Woodruff
coming closi the man said: "Yon are in a
bad box and it is all your own dd fault
You have Ii Is of friends here who will see
you through if you don't talk, and who will
give you tho best legal advice the city can
produce. IT you do talk and do get out of
this your life won't be worth 18 cents."
Woodruff says he received many offers of
legal assistance and gave the names of some
of those offc ring it; among others was, so he
says, Mr. Theodore Case, of the firm of Ho
gan, Case ; Hogan. They all told him to be
quiet; that the men who were taking care of
Alexander Sullivan were taking care of him,
and that if lie would be silent be would come
out all right without costing him a cent
A Preacher's Sensation.
Bv. Mr. Brushingham in his sermon yes
terday, sail: "On the street yesterday I
heard an It ish police officer say he was glad
Cronin wa killed; that Cronin was a spy
aud that br should have been murdered long
ago. I haie the numlter of that policeman's
star and if I live until to-morrow I will re
port him to the chief of police and demand
his discbarjee from the police force."
ATHLETIC SPORT RECORD.
Standing f tho Hase Ball Clubs Turf
Chicago, June 17. The standing of the
base ball clubs in the National league did
not matorii Jly change during last week. The
tables below toll the tale for all the aggrega
tions. National Lngue.
New York ,
Plaved Won. Lost. Pr. ct.
..... :7 as e .7se
.... 43 27 16 j&n
.... 41 3 17 JSS5
.... 3S VI 17 .Sfi2
.... 42 ,l 23 .432
.... 40 18 a4 .4110
.... S 12 27 .WI7
.... 36 10 28 J277
Western. W on. Ixmt.P.o. American. Won. Ixxit P.O.
HU Paul....H S .7"H.ft. Ix.iim.. 33 16 .678
Omaha. ...20 IS .HH11 Athletic. 29 IB .844
Hloux Cltyai 15 .mm Brooklyn.. 21 IS .1117
iMMMolnml" IS AM Baltimore. 2r 21 JiSI
Mln'apolis 1 21 Ant Icinclnnnti 24 . 25 .4w
Denver.. ..Ii, 28 .Kt4Kans. City 21 - 2rt An
MilwsiikeelK 25 .aur, Colunitma. is 26 .4ns
et. Joseph.il' 2 .-i77lxulvllie o .um
Saturda 's League games showed the fol
lowing act res: At Cleveland Cleveland 4,
Chicago 5; at Boston Boston 3, Washington
a seven ii nings; at Indianapolis Indiana
polis 1ft, Pittsburg 11 ten innings; New
York-Philadelphia game postponed rain.
America a association, Saturday: At
Baltimore Baltimore 4, Louisville 2 called
owing to rtin in fifth inning; at Columbus
Columbus 10. Kansas City 8; Brooklyn-Cincinnati
and Athletic-St Louis games post
poned, rail 1. Sunday: At Brooklyn Brooklyn
8, Cincinm ti 4; at Oloucaster.N. J. Athletic
5, St Louil 10; Columbus-Kansas City game
Western league, Saturday: At St Paul
St Paul , Denver 12; at Minneapolis Min
neapolis 0, Omaha 4; at Milwaukee Mil
waukee 1(; St Joseph 3; Sioux City-Des
Moines gaiie postponed -rain; Sunday: At
St Paul Ht. Paul 9, Denver B eight in-
THE TOOK lHLAUM ATOTTTBSMOSTPAY. .TTTTTK
nlir's; at City (first game) Siot
City 0, Des Moines 4; (second game) Sioux
Uity u Vea Moines 10; at Omaha Omaha 4.
Minneapolis 1; at KUwaukee Milwaukee 11,
Ht Joseph ft
Race Course Records.
New York, June 17. At tne Brighton
Beach races Saturday some pretty fast time
was made. The winning horses were: Pon-
tiac, mile, 1012-5; Torso, 5 furlongs,
1:09; Hanover, iy miles, 1:55; Tenny, 1
miles, 2:10; Longstreet, 1 8-10 miles, 2:03; In
spector a, 1 8-10 miles, 2:052-5; Bui Is ton, 1
Chicago, June 17. Of the five race here
Saturday four were for mile, and the best
time made was 1:19. The winu ers in the list
were Lord Peyton, Tom Stevens, Lulu May,
Lewis Clark, and Sheridan.
St. Louis, June 17. Cora Fisher won the
mile race here Saturday in 1:33, Indian
Princess the X mile In 0:53!, Joe Courtney
the I V miles in:16, Gladstone the mile
In 1:17, and Spinnette the I mile in 1:46$.
The Trouble In the Louisville Team.
Baltimore, June 7. Owing to flues . im
posed for poor playing six men of the Louis
ville team refused to play in Friday's asso
ciation game here, and the team was made
up with three local players. The same six
refused Saturday, and President Wickoff
and Manager Davidson met the strikers and
had a talk with them. They said they would
not play unless the fines were remitted, and
Davidson said he would not only not remit
them, hut that they were fined another $100
each for refusing to play, which would be
doubled if thoy still refused. Saturday
night Wickoff induced the strikers to agree
to play pending the decision of the whole
case by the directors.
AN IMPORTANT PENSION RULING.
Sieclttl Art Pensioners Entitled to Arrears
I'niler the General Law.
Washington City, June 17. In granting
a petision to Ollie M. French, widow of
Jefferson French, Assistant Secretary Bussey
Saturday annulled the rulo set down in the
Edwin R. Tucker case of Feb. 8, 18X6, in
which it was held that the effect of a special
act granting a pension is to cut off the pen
sioner -from all claim to arrears or any other
benefits provided by the general pension law.
Mrs. French's Case.
In the case in point French made applica
tion in January, .1874, for pension, but his
claim was rejected for lack of evidence. He
then applied to congress and by special act
of June 20, 1874, was granted a pension.
French died iu June, 185. His widow filed
a claim for peusiou nnder the general law,
based upon the same disability alleged by
her husband in bis invalid claim, and her
claim was admitted and pension allowed, to
commence from the date of filing her declar
ation. Her Claim for Arrears RejecUHU
She, however, claimed arrears under the
general law, which her husband would have
been entitled to bad be completed his orig
inal invalid claim, and as she, in proving up
her claim, had therefore cured any defect
that was originally in her husband's case,
sh filed an application for arrears of pen
sion due her husband. The pension office
rejected her claim, and the interior office
sustained the pension office on the ground
that her bustiand; having received a pension
under special act, neither he nor she could
claim or receive anything under the general
Hussey Overrules the Rejection.
Bussey overrules this view of the meaning
of the law and directs that Mrs. French re
ceive the accrued pension due her husband,
from the data of his discharge from the
service to the date of the commencement of
the pension granted bim by the sccial act
In closing the case Bussey directs that all
cases of a similar nature (of which there are
many) shall be adjudicated on the rules laid
down in this case.
The Crops and the Weather.
Washington Citv, June 17. The weather
crop bulletin for the week ended Saturday
June 15, aays that the weather for the
week was unfavorable for small grains in
Minnesota and Dakota owing to the small
aninut of rain. In Iowa, Illinois, Missouri,
Kansas and Arkansas the crop conditions
were improved. Corn is reported as grow
ing rapidly, but in some sfx-ti .u of Illinois
too much rain is reported. Wheat harvest
is in progress in central Kausas. A short
crop of timothy and clover is now being cut
in Iowa. In Ohio, Indiana aud Michigan all
crops have improved, but excessive rains in
terrupted cultivation and harvest work.
Want to Examine Census Employes.
Washington Cm, June 17. The civil
service commissioners Saturday addressed a
letter to the president on the subject of the
appointment of the employes in the census
office through the commission. The law es
tablishing the census office provides that all
examinations for appointment and promo
tion under the act shall lie in the discretion
and under the direction of the secretary of
the interior. It is understood that the com
mission do not attempt a legal construction
of the act, hut simply call the attention of
the president to the matter, with the view
01 navmg an apomtmt;nts made from lists
furnished by the commission.
lias a Private Garllnld Memorial.
Washington, June 17. The president
has received from William Candy, a stone
mason of Melbourne, Australia, a photo
graph of a beautiful and imposing monu
ment to the memory of the late President
Oarfiuld, which Candy erected in his front
yard. The monument is of unique design,
being a summer house, and has suitable in
scriptions on the stone front A bust of
Garfield ornaments a niche over the door.
Candy states that ho is an Englishman, but
has a great love for Americans.
Indicted far Boycotting a Laborer.
Washington Citt, June 17. The grand
jury Saturday returned an indictment for
conspiracy against ten colored men, mem
lers of the Hod Carriers' union, and tho in
dictment charges them with having conspired
to deprive James Reedor of employment by
threatening to leave the employ of Hurdle
& Moore, bricklayers, on March 11 lost un
less Reeder was discharged, on account of
which threat Reeder lost bis situation.
Seattle Hanks All Right.
Washington, June 17. The comptroller
of the currency has received a telegram
from the Puget Sound National bank,' of Se
attle, W. T., stating that the loss to. the na
tional banks there by the recent fire was
slight All the vaults stood the fire test
well and the banks are now doing business
in temporary quarters.
The President's Yachting Trip,
. Washington Citt, June 17. President
Harrison, accompanied by Secretaries Blaine
and Windom and several other friends, left
Washington aliout noon Saturday on board
the steam yacht Restless for a trip down the
Potomac. They steamed as far as Fortress
Monroe and returned to Washington this
A Russian Man-ol-War.
Ottawa, Out, June 17. Advices from
British Columbia say that much excitement
has been caused over the presence of a
Russian man-of-war, whose officers have
been engaged in studying the defensive
points of the province, taking notes and
observations of the coaling centers and
fortifications. They have visited Victoria
and Esquimault, and without regard to
international courtesy, go on with their
Suicide of a Chicago Man.
. Chicago, June 17. James M. Gamble, a
real estate dealer, who has lived at the
Palmer house for the past ten years, was
(ound dead in his room at 6 o'clock Satur
day night It is believed that he committed
suicide by drinking carbolic acid, as be
lived a life of torment caused by neuralgia
and other afflictions. .
Putting Cp tho Duty On a Toy.
Washington, June 17. Tha treasury de
partment has decided that caps of tissue
paper which are exploded by pulling tha
ends of tha wrapper in which tbey are en
closed, are dutiable at 15 per cent ad va
lorem, as manufactures of paper. They
have heretofore been "lassifisd as toys, bo
cause of their use jui Gertaaa favors. ,
Number of tire Deal
The Johnstown Death-Roll at
Last Made Up
A5 NEAELY AS IT WILL BE KSOWS,
A Carerul Canvass of tha Living Puts tba
Dead at 4,18ft Work oa tbe Deadly
Drift Beginning To Be Successful Wild
Winds, Rain and Ball at Their Destruc
tive Business A Town in K nnini Re
ported Swept Away.
Johnstown, Pa., June 17. Johnstown's
citizens have settled down to their routine
life again. There was almost a total sus
pension of work in the Conemaugh valley
yesterday, and tbe day was spent very qui
etly. There was no improvement in the'
weather. During the early morning hours a
heavy rain fell About 9 o'clock the clouds
rolled away and the sun came out bright and
strong, and a few moments later the mer
cury registered 80 degrees. Religious serv
ices were held by all denominations. Nearly
all of the services were, from necessity, con
ducted in the open air. The sermons and ad
dresses counseled the people to be brave and
keep up heart
No Let Up on That Drift.
About 150 men were working at the gorge
to make a wider opening in the debris.
Seven hoisting engines were working all day
and at a result tbe channel opening is now
over twenty feet wide. A hundred other
men were engaged in searching for dead bod
ies and six were recovered during the day.
None were identified.
The Debris Set on Fire.
Late last evening a large quantity of oil
was poured over the debris below the stone
railroad bridge and tbe torch applied. At 0
o'clock there was a sheet of flame twenty
feet high and 200 yard in length along both
banks of the river. A careful search for
dead bodies was made before the torches
were applied, Gen. Hastings having issed or-
ers that no human remains shall be burned
where it is possible to avoid it
The Death Roll Numbers Over 4,000.
Coi Rogers, who is in charge of the
bureau of registration, reports to Gen.
Hastings that the aggregate registration is
15,5CS names; 2,500 survivors have left the
locality without registering, and many others
are being entertained in the vicinity who.
because they were not affected by the flood
relused to register, as they think they are
not legitimately survivors. Col. Rogers
estimates the survivors at 25,000, and says:
"These figures are presumably approximately
correct Deducting these 25,000 survivors
from the total population leaves 4,125 lives
Wlist the Estimate Is Based Upon.
This estimate is as positive as it will pro
bably ever be possible to give, as they are
made up from careful research, house to
bouse canvass, and comparison with the
proof sheets of the Johnstown directory,
which was compiled just one month previous
to the disaster and is now in tbe hands of the
Will nelp Rebuild the Houses.
Gen Hasting has determined that where
people desire to build immediately he will
clean out their cellars, and assist them to put
up their buildings. A Chicago firm has been
furnished money by the Chicago relief com
mittee with which to send 150 houses here
ready to place upon their foundations. These
will begin to arrive in a day or two. To fa
cilitate building scheme the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad and the Pennsylvania railroad
will construct special switches for the accom
modation of the lumber trains, which are
now arriving. The state is to furnish the
carpenter tools, nails and all other requisites
for prompt work in rebuilding.
The Work of Clearing I'p to be Rushed.
Special orders were issued Saturday and
arrangements made for rushing the work of
clearing away the debris with all possible
dispatch. If expectations are realised and a
few days of favorable weather intervene
there will be but little work left undone by
next Saturday night So confident is Gen.
Hastings of this that he has expressed the
determination of asking, during the week,
that twenty-five ministers of various denom
inations visit Johnstown next Suuday and
hold special thanksgiving services for the
saved from the late visitation.
A TOWN SWEPT AWAY.
Dniontown, Kansas, Reported Leveled
with the Orouml.
Kansas Citt, Mo., June 17. Meagre de
tails have just been received of a flood and
cyclone in Kansas. Uniontown is supposed
to have been swept away:
Later. Kansas Citt, Ma, June 17.
A fearful cyclone swept over the village of
Uniontown yesterday afternoon, almost lev
ing it with the ground. A heavy downpour
of rain added to the damage. It is feared
that many lives were lost, but no particulars
could be obtained last night, as the wires are
down for fifteen miles on both sides of the
CYCLONE HAVOC IN INDIANA.
Ligonler Hun a Taste of the Tornado
Much Property Destroyed.
Liooxier, I.nd., June 17. A terrific cy
clone passed through this town Saturday
afternoon, tearing down shade trees and nn
roofing bouses along its path. Tlie fine
fine brick dwelling of J. M. Betts was nearly
destroyed, and the new residence of W. E.
Harding is a total wreck. The Ligonler ho
tel and a humlmr of other buildings were un
roofed. The bridge across Elkhart river
was blown down and hundreds of shade
trees, fences, etc., were destroyed. The loss
will be heavy.
Hailstones Big as Walnuts.
Martinsbcrg, W. Va., June 17. A
heavy rainstorm prevailed in this section at
intervals Saturday. About 4 o'clock hail
stones as large as walnuts fell for several
minutes, causing great destruction of grow
ing wheat on surrounding farms. The wheat
on four farms is reported almost a total loss.
A Variety of Elemental Havoc.
Martinsbcrq, W. Va., June 17. A very
heavy storm passed over the southwestern
part of Berkley county last evening. A ter
rific gale of wind that did great damage was
followed by a terrible thunder storm. This
was followed by a heavy hail storm that
added greatly to tbe destructivenees. The
hail stones lav in some nlacm thm
t v. .UUI
inches deep. Crops and trees are ruined.
tiive stocK was badly bruised and in some
instances killed. Several houses and barns
were wrecked by the wind. No loss of life
has yet been reported.
Lightning Plays a Curious Freak.
Hartkord, Conn., June 17. During an
exceptionally violent thunder storm in this
oity Saturday, , lightning burned out tbe
eleetrio lights bV Jacob & Proctor's Opera
house. Thn.aiMImM iHmma.1 .
one being injured.
A Noted Horse-Breeder Dead.
Lexington, Kj., June 17. Gen. William
F. Withers, the noted horse-breeder, aged 64
years, died here yesterday morning from the
effects of a wound received while storming a
fort during the Mexican war.
Tha Weather Wa May Expect.
Washington Crnr, June IT. The indica
tions (or thirtr-ai hours from t p. na. yester
day are as follows: Fer IowaFair weathea.
followed Monday by showers; slightly warm
er; variable winds. For Michigan and Wie
oonsin Rain, preosdea by fair Weather la up
per Michigan and Wisconsin; warmer south
erly winds. For Indiana and Illinois Kain;
warmer weather; southerly winds.
The Lateat frost Hartl.
NKW YORK. Juno 17. A Waahimrtm dl-
patch says that the . Haytien legation there
nas received this cable from tbe secretary of
War at Port-an-Prinea. AttmA Jtm. 14. imb:-
nation good.. Reports of Nordist Hippo
lyteSi success false. Perfect tranquility
reigns in west and south. All our lines effi
Salt Lake baa lost fi ner rant nt Ita
aaltneaa in the last fire jean.
SPRING HAS GOME !
and with it
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OUT Of FOUMNO FRAME.
Will 5ve yon Money. T itne and Labor
Evkky House keeI'Kk Should Have Omk
suy luily can ojwrale Ihcni.
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EC. IF. CORDES
Mixed Those Babies.
A Solomon Needed in a Cincin
nati Baby Case. .
AN INFANT ALLOWED TO GET AWAY,
And Now Ita Mother Is Searching- for It
One Little One Claimed by Two Woaaen,
and an Alleged Scheme That Was Put
Up on a Huvliand The Ilsputd Baby
Secreted and It Concealor In Jail.
Cincinnati, June 17. The must sensa
tional "baby" case that ever pusaled tbe
courts in this city or anywhere else, pro
bably, is now in process of investigation by
Judge Outcalt, and that learned jurist is at
his wits' end to find a solution for it.
Last January Katie Schaller, a pretty,
well-educated, unmarried German girl gave
birth to a child in Mrs. Humbries1 notorious
"hospital." It was agreed that Mrs. Hum
breis should find a good home for the child,
and one night she took the little thing from
the girl-mother's arms and it disappear!.
Six weeks ng. Katie concluded she wanted
her baby, and called on Mrs. Hurabries to
learn its whereabouts. She was told that it
was in the possession of Mrs. White, wife of
a well-known Central avenue restaurateur.
Miss Schaller called at tlie White home and
managed to see and caress her baby. She at
once claimed the child, and instituted habeas
corpus proceedings to obtain possession of it.
S3 Mr. White's Allrjrert IM-rptton.
Mrs. White swore the child was hers and
that Mrs. Humlu-ii-s had officiated at its
birth. The husband and several neighbors
testified that tbe child was Mrs. White's
own. Mrs. Humbries was called. She testi
fied that Mrs. White called on ber, told her
that Mr. White was greatly disappointed be
cause they had na children, and arranged
with her to smuggle in a child to deceive tbe
husband. Mrs. Humbries dclared she had
carried out the programme and taken in the
Here Comes Another Raby.
Judge Outcalt took a few days to consider
the case, when a new complication arose.
Mrs. McCarty, a married sister of Miss
Schaller, appeared in court with a baby
which she declared was Kate's. Her story
was that the father o Kate's baby had ar
ranged with her before its birth to take and
rear the child without the mother know
ing where it was. Accordingly Mrs.
Humbries had been watched, and on the
night she took the baby away was followed
to the children's home, where she left it on
the steps. Next morning Mrs. McCarty
called at the children's home and secured the
baby. Kate repudiated the child at once,
and Mm Humbries, being in a corner,
swore the child she left at the children's
home was the offspring of a rteh Lexington
Which Iiicreastia the Mystery.
That clew was followed up and the Lex
ington parents profess to know where their
child is and say it is in or near Lexington.
This was more puzzling than ever and the
case went over again. In the meantime in
quiries develojied still another baby born
aud tukeu away the same night tbe other
two wore, but what Imcama of it no one
knows. Mrs. Humbri. aays she left it at the
children's home. This is denied there, and
the question arises, was it murdered!
A Determined Woman.
Tbe case came up again Saturday. Mrs.
White apiieiitvd in court without the baby.
When asked where it was she said she bad
secreted it, lieing determined aot to give it
np The judge threatened her with impris
onment. Slie said she would stay in jail ten
years before she would tell where it was.
Her husband and counsel pleaded, with her
without avail She was ordered locked up
until noon, when she still refused to tell,
and was sent to prison on an indefinite sen
tence. Mut Have Baby in Court.
The court declares it will not decide the
case until the baby is produced. Mrs. White
says that ill never ba Miss Schaller
fainted when she heard the baby was gone
and had .to be helped away. Detectives are
scouring the city and Mrs." White's attorneys
are preparing papers lor a writ of hatos
corpus to secure her release from jail Mrs.
Humbreis is under surveillance.
THE TYPOGRAPHICAL CONVENTION.
A Demand for Hand Printing by the Gov
ernment Adjourned Sloe Die.
Denver, Col., June 17. The Typograph
ical convention Saturday elected Harrison,
of Philadelphia, and Vaughn, of Denver,
delegates to the American Federation of
Trades, and Comley, of Cincinnati, and
Caron of Montreal, delegates to the worlds'
labor congress at Paris.
A report recommending lb mnlntin r!
manding that tbe government return to the
process 01 nana wort in printing government
bonds and bank notes was adnntMl
A resolution recommending the appoint-
uwut ui vapu mereaiui, or Chicago, to ba
chief of the national bureau of engraving
Tbe government control of telegraph lines
was endorsed by the convention.
The convention adjourned sine die. Tbe
next session will be held at Atlanta, Oa., on
the second Monday of June, 1890.
John Jarrctt Off for Kirmlncham.
Ptjtsbcbo, Pa., June 17. John Jarre tt
left on tbe Philadelphia, express at 4:80
o'clock last evening for Birmingham, Eng
land, where he has been appointed United
States consul. He was accompanied by his
wife and two sons. Tbey saile l from Jfew
York to-day on the Cuoarder Alaska.
' . Checker Contest at Chieaa-e.
Chicago, June 17. In the Barker-Reed
checker contest Saturday there were five
games played. Four of these were draws
and Barker scored one. Tbe score at the
close of tbe twelfth day of tba matoh was:
Barker 6, Reed 8, drawa 81; with six games
y jt to be played.
Killed Bis Wife Wltk a Hatchet.
' Philadelphia, June 17. George McCann,
a huckster, while under the influence of
liquor Saturday afternoon killed his wife
Maggie by braining her with a hatchet while
she lay asleep upon her bed at their home in
a court In the rear of 430 Monroe street.
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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 .
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
IS THE BEST,
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Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
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Star Block, - - - Opp. Harper House,
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opp. Masonic Temple,