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THE DAILY AHGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Tcksdat, Jons 18, 1889.
Mr. J. J. Richardson, of the Daven
port Democrat-Gatette, and Iowa mem
ber of the national democratic commit
tee, wno has returned from a meeting of
the committee in New York, was inter
viewed by the Time, of that city, the
other day, when he said:
"As to the defeat of the party last fall,
it was a great disappointment to all good
democrats in my stale, but there was a
quick reaction of feeling, and instead of
the strength of the party being impaired
by the blow, it is apparently without a
flaw, and will be in the tlncst condition
for the next national struggle. We
realize that the great issue of tariff re
form was not killed. It got a black eye.
but, like all great Issues of truth, is an
irresistible force which cannot be sup
pressed. The seed was planted in gooJ
soil during the last campaign, and the
party will reap the harvest in due sea
son. In Iowa the question is receiving
more earnest attention than ever before.
What surprised every one out my way is
that the protectionists gained such insig
nificant victories where they expected
overwhelming ones. This fact more
than any other is the foundation of
much hope for the early future.
"Another thing that we regard in our
favor as bearing upon the next contest is
the growing dissatisfaction with Presi
dent Harrison. His appointments through
the state have stirred up the republicans
as I never knew them to be before. The
indiscriminate bestowal of patronage is
embittering the factions until there are
fears of countless rows. I know from
frequent talks with prominent republi
cans in the state that Harrison's admin
istration is far from satisfactory. He has
done absolutely nothing of moment or
worthy of the great party he represents,
nis course is in striking contrast with
that of President Cleveland, and the com
parison is not creditable to Harrison
from any standpoint.
"What do 1 think of Mr. Cleveland's
chances of the nomination in 1892?"
Well, I don't like to make predictions
so early, but my candid belief is that if
the convention was held this year he
would be the unanimous choice of the
delegates. I don't know of any one who
is more available, and so far as Iowa is
concerned he has the call. I have heard
some talk of Whitney, and Tlill has been
mentioned in connection with the nomi
nation." "Yes, the next convention will proba
bly be held in Chicago. I understand
that San Francisco will offer inducements
to have it held there. St. Louis and
Cincinnati would be glad to get it. There
is some talk about New York, but my
impression is that the choice wilt be eith
er Chicago or San Francisco."
,'nnot llrowheat Nwltsnrland.
Berlin, June IS. A note recently sent by
Germany tothn Swiss government on the
subject of Ilerr tVohlgemuth's expulsion,
and which closed with the significant state
ment that Germany reserves the right to take
action, has brought a reply from the Swim
governmeat Tbis reply reafilrtas the bpu-
trallty of Switzerland, and boldly dispute
ibe rignt or any state to question or vio
The President's Monday Out inc.
Washington Crrv, June IS. The yacht
Restless, with the president, and Secretaries
Blaine and Wiiidom on board, returned to
Washington at 10:15 ymterdny morning.
Duriag Sunday the yacht anchored off Ht.
Marys, Md., and the presidential party at
tended services at the Episrnial church tuere,
and saw Iiishop Paret, of Baltimore confirm
a claw, later in the dny the party visited
the St Mary's Female seminary.
The Treaty Was a Fake.
New York, June 18. A telegram from
Berlin says it is positively known that the
treaty published in this country recently as
the one agrra4 to by the Sumoan commis
sioners, was not at all what the real treaty is,
being merely a Action of the correspondent's
imagination. The Americans did not get all
they wanted as has been stated, and Bis
marck is reported as being well pleased with
the work of the German members.
Barker Is Creeping Up.
Chicaoo, June 18. On the thirteenth day
of the Barker-Reed checker match two games
were played, of which Barker secured one
and one wus drawn, snaking the score: Bar
ker, 8; Reed, 8; drawn, tC with four games
yet to be played.
Record of the I .are Connie.
New York, June 1H. At the Brighton
Beach course yesterday the winning horses
were: TJrbana, mile, l:18)f; Blue Line,
1 mile, 1:47)4; Vivid, 1 mile, 1:50)4; Umpire,
1 1-16 milns, 1:!M!; Bonanza, 1) miles, 2:03;
King Crab, 1 mile, 1:47.
St. Louih, June 11 Winona won the
mile race yesterday in 1 IVat.terson the
mile in 1:05, Los Angeles the I V miles in
2:14)4, Fayette the 1 mile in 1 :.", and Lijero
the hurdle race, full course, in 3:5a.
Chicaoo, June 18. The winners on the
west side course yesterday were as follows:
Hattle D mile, 1 Aristi. J mile, 1 :40.
The rest of the rams wore rnn in similar
funeral time, the winners being Winslow,
Walcott, Tom Italy and Electricity.
The Twre,It He ward.
Washington Citt, June 18. A. J.
'Stone, son-in-law of Knell, the murdered
millionaire of Chicago, arrived here Monday
with his family. They are making a pleas
ure trip and will return to Chicago next
week after visiting Cincinnati and Toledo.
Mr. Stone says that he is still keeping up an
active search for Tascott and duet not intend
to abandon the search until the murderer
is found. The f.10,000 reward will not be
The Montana ICIeetlnn.
Helena, Mont, July 18. The canvassing
board yesterday finihed its work of count
ing the vote east at the constitutional elec
tiea. The returns show that thirty-eight
Democrat, thirty -five Republicans, one Labor
aad oae Independent were elected. Both
the Labor and Independent men have for
aerry officiated with the Dnmenratt, and the
latter ootstrt ou their help on all party ques
tion. How's This!
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured bv taking nail'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
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
West & Tbuax, Wholesale druggists,
Waldlni, Rinnan & Mabvxs, Wholesale
druggists, Toledo, O.
H. Yah Hcksen, Cashier, Toledo Na-
tionr.1 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. Sold by all druggists.
An ImpsraUva necessity -
What pure air is to an unhealthy local
ity, what spring cleaning is to the neat
housekeeper, so is Hood's Barsaparilla to
everybody at this season. The body needs
to be thoroughly renovated, the blood
purified and vitalized, the germs of dis
ease destroyed. Scrofula, salt rheum
and all other blood disorders are cured by
Hood's Barsaparilla, the most popular
and successful spring medicine.
Burke in the Bastile.
A Cronin Murder "Suspect"
Bagged in Winnipeg.
MOST IMPORTANT AKEEST 60 FAB.
Believed To Re One -of the Principals ia
the Crime His Photograph Identified
by People Who Dealt With Him While
In Chicago A Novel Ronte to England
He Will Fight Extradition Suggestive
Testimony Before the Grand Jury Ms-rone-
and McDonald Released Wood
, Chicaoo, June 18. After a long chase
which seems to have been kept quiet in a
manner that the "force" in this city is not
generally noted for especially as far as the
Cronin case is concerned a man has been
(Captured in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who, to
all appearances, bears more 'resemblance to
one of the probable principals in the Cronin
murder than any one who has so far been an
object of suspicion. His name is Martin
Burke, and he has been referred to occasion
ally as Itolnney. Martinson, the express
man who hauled the furniture which has
become historic in this mystery, was the
man who put the officials 00 the track of
Burke. He gave the officers a minute de
scription of the man who hired him to haul
the furniture, and the search for him has
been going on ever since. ' His trail was soon
discovered, but his movements were rapid,
and he was hard to come up with, as he bad
al ways just gone when the officers on his
track reached any place where he stopped.
A Fatal Thotograph for Itnrke.
At one of these plnoes his photograph was
found, and that quickened the search, as it
corresponded erfectly with Martinson's
discription. As jierfect a characterization
of the man as Mas possible to give in words
was telegraphed far and wide in the direc
tion in which he was known to have gone
the time of his departure from Chicago and
the course he took having previously been
discovered and the reward was the receipt
Sunday night of a telegram from Winnipeg,
Manitoba, stating that the fugitive had been
captured there and was held for identifica
tion and extradition. A copy of the photo
graph was sent to Chicago, and Martinson
positively identified it. When captured
Burke was just stepping upon an east-bound
train with a ticket to Liverpool in his
Flaring a Rig BlnfT.
The police authorities here now say that
all the proceedings in the casus of Maroney
and McDonald, who were released yesterday
in New York, were a bluff to throw the
guilty parties as well as the reporters off
the scent and give the detectives a chance to
work without the game being flushed by the
newspapers before they could come up with
it The authorities claim to be in no wise
worried over the release of the New York
alleged suspects, as they didn't want them
anyhow, and have known for man.' da)'
that Burke --33 Urn man to catch. It is
stated that Mulcabey, the other person impli
cated in the renting of "murder" cottage, is
under lock and key at the Central station.
Altogether, the police officials were in high
feather last night, and Chief Hubbard said
he was sure they had the right men now.
BURKE IN A BAD BOX.
He Can't flattsfaetorily Explain His Pe
culiar tlonte to Liverpool.
Tktnipeo, Man., June 17. Martin Burke,
the man arrested here Sunday night for com
plicity in the Cronin murder, was seen in his
cell last night by a representative of the
United Press. He is an athletic looking fel
low, and has a scar on the front part and
left side of his head. His face expresses
great determination, and he looks like a fel
low with sufficient nerve to assist in carry
ing out the details of the foul deed of which
he is suspected.
A Long Way Round to England.
In reply to questions, he gave his name as
Martin Burke and said be was from Chicago
and on his way to the old country. On it
being pointed out to him that this was not
the way to tlie old country Burke seemed
confused, and after some hesitation said he
was just taking a look around before going.
He further stated that he bad left Ireland
four years ago, proceeding straight to Chi
cago, where he was employed by the corpor
ation. He knew Cronin to see him but was
not personally acquainted with him.
; Went Under an Alias.
- Burke further claimed that he was not a
member of the Clan-na -Gael, and would claim
British protection and refuse to go back
with the Chicago officer. Burke in purchas
ing ticket to Liverpool gave bis name as W.
J. Cooper. He does not look like an innocent
man who was outraged over his arrest, but
takes bis arrest as a matter of course. He
arrived here on Saturday night and put up
at a second-class hotel. He did not register.
Is It Crnnln's Hat
In his valise was found a felt hat,supposed
to have belonged to Dr. Cronin. The name
on tfee inside of the hat appeared to have been
blotted out with the aid of chemicals. The
chief of police sought to restore the letters,
aad characters to correspond with Cronin's
name were clearly distinguished. The pris
oner admitted yesterday afternoon that he
has a brother in Chicago, so that there ia
now little doubt that he is one of the famous
Will Fight Extradition.
Burke's solicitor, in reionne to a question,
said the intention was to resist to the bitter
end any effort to extradite the prisoner,
GRAND JURY DEVELOPMENTS.
Cooghlin Did a Good Deal ot Telephoning
to Alexander (Sullivan.
Chicago, June 18. The bulk of the
evidence given tiefore the grand jury yester
day was of a routine character. The most
important wituesses were Dusk Sergeant
Montgomery, of the Chicago avenue station,
and James W. Tuohy, the latter one of
Alexander Sullivan's sureties. Under strong
pressure Montgomery testified that the
numerous telephone calls for Detective
Coughlin which he answered in the letter's
absence at the station came not from Iceman
Sullivan, as had been testified at the coro
ner's inquest, but from telephone MOT. Tbis
is the number of the instrument in the law
office of Windes & Bullivan, indicating that
the latter was in frequent communication
with the detective.
Why Tnohy Was Called.
Tnohy, who was a fellow passenger with
LeCuron on the steamer that carried the in
former to Liverpool, under the name of
Reach, was summoued to testify regarding a
conversation he had with the spy during ue
passage. What he testified could not be dis
covered. Maroney and McDonald Released.
New York, June 18, Maroney and Mc
Donald, the two men arrested here on sus
picion of complicity in the murder of Dr.
Cronin, were released yestorday, the wit
nesses who oarae from Chicago having ut
terly failed to identify them after a thor
ough examination of a line of prisoners in
which the two suspects were placed. Each
Chicago man walked down the front of the
line twice, closely scanning each prisoner.
The Chicago men were Hatfield, who sold
the furniture that was found in
"murder" cottage, Martinson, the express
driver who took the goods to tbecettaga,
and Thockmorton, the housenrenting agent,
who rented the Clark street Hat to one of
the supposed murderers. The men would
have bean released, anyhow, as Jndge An
drews, in the supreme court, ordered their
release in the habeas corpus case on the
ground that there was no legal reason why
they should be held, the telegram asking that
they be held stating no reasons, not even
that they had anything to do with the mur
der, or that a murder had been committed.
. A VERY KINDLY ESTIMATE
Of the Character of the Great Liar of the
Cronin Case His Many Confessions. -
Chicago, June 18. If Woodruff don't go
down in criminal history as the Great Amer
ican Confessor, with the brevet title of Cham
pion Li r, history will not show a proper ap
preciation of his talents, and it certainly
will not be his fault. He is said to have made
two moi e confessions yesterday, and to have
been bard at work last night upon a third.
He has i ull access to the newspapers, and is
allowed to talk with anybody be obooaes to.
Hence tl te fact that in every new confession
he bring tin names that be had never men
tioned b (fore. Experienced detectives say
that had New York methods been adopted
with bin the true story of his connection
with the tragedy would long since have been
Got Things Sort of Mixed.
In th confession printed in these dee
patches yesterday, and which was given to
Editor Dunlop, of The Times, there are in
numeral le points in which be gets his dates
and fact 1 mixed. He could not have slept
with "Williams" at the flat at 117 Clark
street at the time he said he did, because the
flat was not occupied at that time; neither
Could he have taken part in the Fenian scare,
because 1e was too young, being at most not
more thi m 9 years old at the time. Here
fused to make a rough diagram of the room
at 117 Clark street when asked by a reporter;
and, in fact, the more his latest story 1b
tested by the knowledge of other people the
more gauzy it appears. That he knows
somethit g is past cavil, but how much no
one can ell by what he has so far said, the
difficulty being to separate the fact from the
Hlasted His Own Attorney.
He retained Mr. Theodore Case, of the
firm of Case & Hogan to defend bim on the
charge of horse stealing. This was done
soon afttff be was indicted. But in his con
fession bs charged that Case had told bim to
keep qui t and the same men who were look
ing to Alex Sullivan's interests would at
tend to his case and see him through all
right. Yesterday Case showed the press a
note from the liar in which he repudiated
the statement That he made it there is no
doubt in the world. The police have gotten
to believt him an unmitigated liar.
Inte-vlew with Woodruff's Father.
An interview with Harry Black, the step
father of Woodruff, was telegraphed
from Sen Francisco yesterday. He says:
"Woodn IT is a native of Canada. Frank is
a wild, hirem scarum sort of a boy. From
his 9th y.iar he has only brought misery to
us. He has brought a cloud into my life and
nearly 1 illed his mother by her worrying
A Characteristic Proceeding.
. Four years ago he paid us a visit here.
He was sick and we took care of him. When
he reoovt red he stole his mother's gold watch
and sold it Frank la about 28 years of age.
He is an innocent looking boy. I could sit
down and talk with him and in three min
utes he v-ould be in tears, but the very next
day he would steal some article out of the
house and sell it In fact, the boy has al
ways had a dual life. There is a good and a
bad side to him. He never could resist
temptation of any kind."
CO JLDN'T WAIT FOR DEATH.
An Old Man of 71 Commits -Uxoricide and
Then Kills Himself.
CrscrKXATi, O., June 18. Shortly before
S o'clock Sunday afternoon a ghastly sight
was discc vered in a house at 71 Tn'-nor ay,'
Brightoc - It was that of an old woman ly
ing dead with her throat out from ear to ear,
while necr her lay an aged man, wounded
fatally in a similar manner. The two were
man and wife, and the awful deeds discov
ered wen the work of the latter. The old
man, afttr being taken to the Oliver Street
station, t ld very briefly and in gasps his
version o:' the affair.
Insanity the Probable Cause.
His name is Nicholas Pearl, and he is 71
years of ago. Some time ago he and his
wife came from North Vernon, Ind. , where he
had lived on a farm, and took up their abode
on Turner alley. He made up his mind to
kill his wife and himself, and got a razor to
execute h s purpose. Pearl is insane without
a doubt He was removed to the city hos
pital and will dia
STORM STRICKEN PLACES.
A Racine Girl's Corpse Found at Johns
town Ioss er Life ia Kansas and Indi
ana Fc or Miners Killed.
Johnstown, Pa., June 13. Seventeen
more bodies were dug from the wreckage
here yeste-day. Among them was that of
Annie Bates, of Kaoine, Wis. She was a
passenger on the day express lost on the
fatal day. Besides a gold watch and chain
and seven J rings, a draft for 04 and $65 in
money wire found on her person. Three
children of James Clark were also found.
They wer tangled and entwined about each
other and were horribly decomposed. All
the others are as yet unidentified and all
were at or ce buried.
A meeting of citizens was held at Alma
hall in the afternoon to protest against
further us a of heavy dynamite blasts. The
blast used heretofore has been 500 pounds,
but smallt r blasts were advised and Gsn.
Hastings has accepted the wish of the meet
ing and only ItTiO-pouud blasts were put off
The state will proceed to put np houses for
the houseless as soon as the lumber arrives,
and there is a very hopeful and bouyant
feeling an. ong the citizens.
Six Persons Drowned.
Fort S ott, Kan., June ia The rains
of the past few days have been fearfully de
structive cf crops, and over 1,000,000 bushels
of growinj; wheat have been ruined. Some
life has aL-o been lost At Topeka the upper
valley of the Walnut is flooded. On Satur
day night the river came up so suddenly that
a family named Graham started from their
home for the highlands, and the mother and
babe were drowned. Grain fields are flooded
and much damage will result
At Wichita Sunday night the flood de
stroyed a large section of the Missouri Pa
cific track, and carried away twelve resi
dences. Yesterday morning four farmers
were drowned near Eldorado.
Will Jupiter Pluvlus Never Stop.
Wiixia ssport, Pa., June 18. Heavy
rains prevailed again in this section yester
day afternoon, causing the streams to rise
rapidly. An eight-foot flood in Lycoming
creek swe pt away the trestling of bridges
Nos. tf and 18 at Bodines and Ralston, on the
Northern Central railway, completely cut
ting off ximmunication on that road be
tween thin city and Elmira. All trains on
the Northern Central between these two
points are again tied up, and will be for
several days until the gaps can be closed.
Four Poles Fatally Burned.
Wilkkb )arrk. Pa., June 18. Four
miners wTe terribly burned by an ex
plosion of aa in the Nottingham mine of the
Lehigh at d Wilkesbarre Coal company, at
Plymouth, yesterday morning, and it is
thought they will all die from - their injuries.
Their nam ia are: Michael Andrew, (Simon
Novalk, Ji ho Kutschki, and Joseph Taylor.
The accident was caused by the ignorance of
the men who went into a chamber filled with
gas without first testing the air.
Mother and Two Children Drowned.
Wabash, Ind., June 18. John Maple, a
farmer living near this city, attempted to
ford a sma 1 stream Sunday night which was
greatly swollen by hard rain. He was ac
companied by bis wife and three children
and a sen ant girl. In the middle of the
stream the wagon upset and Mrs. Maple and
two of the children were drowned.
Mewige of Disaster in a Bottle.
Kingston, Out, June 18. A bottle with
a letter the rein has been picked up near
Gananoqne. The letter reads as follows:
"Captain cf the Bavaria. Help, the ship is
sinking. I Jl have been washed overboard
but me. I expect my turn will come next
About 100 yards off Galoup island, Lake On
tario." That UnkHttown Cataclysm.
Fort So itt, Kan., June 18. Groundless
reports wei-e sent out from bare yesterday
morning regarding loss of life at Union town.
There were heavy rains Friday and Satur
day, and portions of the town were flooded,
but there vas no loss of life and very little
damage, '"he damage in this city is much
greater tha a that at Uniontown.
The re ent frost . has destroyed over
one-fourth of the grape crop of Hew
York state .
THE HOOK TOISLNP AHGFUB TUESDAY, JUNE
The Alton's Outbreak
Doubtful Future of the Inter
TALK OF 0THEB WITHDRAWALS.
Chairman Walker Has Valth The St.
Paul's President Has Something to Re
mark of the Alton A Bold Dett of
Cooley's Commission by the Baltimore
and Ohlor-Prospect Regarding the Union
Paelfle "Labor Troubles.
Chicago, June 18. The withdrawal of the
Alton road from the Inter-State Railway as
sociation is still the absorbing theme in rail
road circles. It is conceded that the Alton
means business, and will hereafter take
whatever measures are necessary to protect
its interests. That road published its re
duced tariff of IS cents on lumber from Kan
sas City yesterday, and all of the Missouri
river lines will issue notice of a similar re
duction. It is stated on the best possible
authority that at least two more notices of
withdrawal from the Inter-State association
will be sent to Chairman Walker within a
fortnight, and the complete disappearance of
the association as an active factor in-railroad
affairs is now regarded as certain.
Chairman Walker Not Afraid.
Among the roads that it is thought may
withdraw from the association is the Union
Pacific, but the active part taken by Presi
dent Adams in forming the association may
prevent him from drawing out at this time
and thus acknowledging the scheme a failure.
Chairman Walker said yesterday that the
people who predict the dissolution of the as
sociation would be disappointed and that the
association would turn out to be a very lively
A Counterblast at the Alton.
President Miller, of the St. Paul road, tele
graphed yesterday to Chairman Walker,
from New York, as follows: "The St. Paul
company was one of the first to go into the
presidents' agreement, and has scrupulously
observed its provisions. The loose genera
charges to the contrary are wholly
uu warranted. Under the agreement
the cbairaian has full power to
examine the books and records of
any company and to question the officers
and agents under oath to determine whether
the agreement had been violated. If the Al
ton company had called for such an examin
tion it w.ould have shown its own sincerity
and good faith. It has , not done so, and
therefore is not in a position to justify the
withdrawal or the charges it makes against
the St Paul company."
THE COMMISSION CHALLENGED.
Important Action of the Baltimore and
Ohio Regarding "Club Kale."
Baltimore, June IS. The Baltimore and
Ohio railroad company has taken a decided
stand on their reduction of passenger rates
to M cents a mile f"r parties of ten or more
Vu-sons. This club rate was in general use
on all railroads prior to the decision of
Judge Oooley, of the Inter-State Commerce
commission, declaring it to be inconsistent
with, and violative of, the inter-state com
Took Issue with the Judge.
Last week the legal deiartnient of the Bal
timore ai.d Ohio, at the request of General
Passenger Agent Scull, handed in an opin
ion upon the legality of the 3-cent rate as
applicable to parties of ten or more. The
company's counsel hold that the rate could
not be construed into a violation of the inter-state
commerce law, inasmuch as it did
not constitute a discrimination against the
public, or any part of it .
Will' Fight It in the Courts.
A protest was sent to the Baltimore and
Ohio by the Central Traffic association
against the cut, but the Baltimore and Ohio
will take no notice of it and the rate will not
be withdrawn unless the company is forced
to do so by the courts, on complaint of, and
proof by, the Inter-State commission that it
THE UNION PACIFIC TROUBLE.
Prospects That a Strike on the Koad Will
Omaha, Neb., June IS. 1 "resident Adams,
of the Union Pacific, telegraphed the griev
ance committee of the engineers that he had
not sufficient information as to their griev
ance over the cut of -sages, and that Vice
President Holcomb would act in the matter.
Accordingly tho engineers wired llolcomt
for an answer to their demand that the de
crease in wages be suspended. Mr. Holcomb
was busy yesterday at Portland with the
Oregon election and no answer had been re
ceived last night
The Company the Aggressor.
Said one of the members of the grievance
committee: "The company is the aggressor
in this case. There is no question to ar
bitrate; it is whether it will keep its agree
ment.'' The outlook last night was more en
couraging, i.i it was thought the company
would suspend the order pending arbitra
tion. Villard Running Things Again.
Portland, Ore., June IS. The annual
elections of the Oregon and Trans-Continental
and Oregon Railway and Navigation
companies were held yesterday. Mr. Villard
carried the former election and a compromise
was effected whereby the latter system will
be managed as a part of the Union Pacific
system, the Northern Pacific to have nothing
to do with it At a ru I "sequent meeting of
the directors all of the old officers were re
elected. Commissioner Fink Resigns.
New York, June IS. Albert Fink, chair
man of the executive committee of the
Trunk Lines asssociation, resigned last Satur
day on account of ill health. The resigna
tion takes effect July 10. Mr. Fink intends
to sojourn in Europe in the hope of regain
ing his health.
Two Children Horribly Murdered.
GresbaM, Neb., June 18. When John
Leavitt and his wife, living three miles from
this place, returned home from oburch Sun
day night they found their two daughters,
aged IS aud 16 years, dead in the front yard
with their throats cut The entire neighbor
hood was aroused and a search for "the mur
derer instituted, but no clue has as yet been
discovered nor any motive for the crima
Ia Death. They Were United.
West Bend, Wis., Juue 18. The wife of
Peter Marx, of the town of Auburn, Fond du
Lac county, died Thursday evening at the
age of 76 years. Her husband went to Ke
waskum to buy a coffin and on his return
borne took sick and died Saturday. They
were buried yesterday at St Michael's
churob in Farmington. Three years ago
they celebrated their golden wedding.
Mice Plum for His Majesty.
Dresden, June 18. Parliament yesterday
presented to the king a gift of $T50,000, in
behalf of the people, as a token of love and
loyalty. The money will be used to reno
vate the palace.
The French Navy Not Vp to the Mark.
Paris, June 18. In the chamber of depu
ties yesterday Vice Admiral De Dompierre
d'Hornoy declared that the men-of-war now
possessed by France were of an antiquated
type, and ought to bs replaced by new vessels
which would equal iu number and strength
the united fleets of Germany and Italy.
Only in this way would France be able to re
tain her rank of second naval power of the
The Pigskin Thumpers.
Cbicaoo, June ia League scores on the
ball field yesterday were as follows: At
Cleveland Cleve. and 7, Chicago 4; at Bos
ton (first game) Boston 8. Washington 6;
(second game) Boston 11, Washington 6; at
Indianapolis Indianapolis ?, Pittsburg 6;
Mew-York -Philadelphia game postponed
American association: At Philadelphia
Athletic 11, St. Louis IS eight innings
darkness; at Baltimore (first game) Balti
more 10, Louisville 6 ten innings; (second
game) Baltimore 10, Louisville 0; Brooklyn
Cincinnati game postponed rain.
Western league: At Sioux City Sioux
City , St Paul 12; at Omaha Omaha 8,
It Results in a Pension Depart
TANNER'S SECRETARY'S KISTAKE.
An Attempt to Clear the Office of Undesir
able Ferolntnes Develops Some Very
Skillfull Manoeuvres by a Fair bnt Frail
Clerk The Secretary Trusts Not Wisely,
bat Too Well and Has to Go West and
Washikotok Citt, June 18. A few days
ago Geo. B. Squires, Commissioner Tanner's
secretary, suddenly resigned and was later
appointed timber inspector in Montana. The
quidunincs weie at a loss to understand why
this was thus, and various explanations
were mooted. The following is the latest,
and appears to be true. It is the old story
of a woman and a man, which might be told
almost every day of the ways of some of the
female clerks in the government departments
here, except that in the present instance
there was more than the usual amount of
simplicity in the man and even more than
the customary skill in the woman.
A Pointer for the Commissioner.
When Commissioner Tanner came into his
office he was visited by some Christian la
dies employed in the pension bureau, who
told him that there were some notorious
women on the rolls, and begged him to re
form the office. He called on the chiefs of di
vision for information on the subject, but
learned little from them further than enough
to convince himself that there were women
in the building who ought not to be there,
but he could not get grounds for action.
The Widow Hears Something Drop.
He directed bis clerks to recommend any
woman of doubtful character for dismissal
on the ground of incompetence simply.
Mrs. Nellie C Friend, a widow, who had
been apKinted to a $1,200 clerkship from
Massachusetts, had been seventeen years iu
the office and hail all that time borne a most
unsavory reputation. She evidently learned
of the commissioner's order, and sought a
personal interview with the commissioner at
onco, though no recommendation had been
filed against her.
80 Ioes Tanner.
Mr. Tanner refused to see hor. He told
Secretary Squires about it anil thought noth
ing more of the matter until last week, when
Secretary Noble summarily demanded that
Squires lie discharged. The secretary gave
no reason for the sudden removal and Mr.
Tanner went to the secretary, determined to
stand by his friend if it made a vacancy in
the pension commissionership.
An Eye-Opener for the Corporal.
Secretary Noble showed Commissioner
Tanner some letters which opened his eyes.
Squires, immediately after learning from
his chief of the widow's anxiety to get on
terms of personal friendship with the com
missioner, wrote Mrs. Friend a note asking
a private interview at her homo. He evi
dently saw her there, for a little later Mrs.
Friend got another note from Squires in
forming her that he had seen M. Yager.chiof
of a division to which Mrs. Friend wished to
lie transferred in order to avoid the dis
missal she was sure to get if she remained
where she then was.
Development of the name.
Squires wrote that he bad no doubt her
wishes in the matter could be gratified and
that he was only sorry that his own wishes
could not lie so easily gratified. It is to be
inferred from the next letter in the corre
spondence that she wrote him in the mean
time complaining of his not calling, for in
his third letter he says he does not see how
she could wonder after the cool way she
treated him on a previous call. Notwith
standing Squires' efforts and promises, before
the transfer of the woman could be effected
the chief of the division over her recom
mended her to the commissioner for dismissal
on the ground of incompetency.
The Woman's Winning Card.
Then the storm burst, and the prettiest
game in the world was played. Mrs. Friend
went over to see Secretary Noble and ob
tained a private audience. With tears
streaming down her cheeks she protested to
Mr. Noble that she was a virtuous, honest
and respectable woman; that she was about
to be removed because she refused to yield to
the improper advances of the confidential
secretary to the commissioner of pensions;
that Squires had recommended her for dis
missal, but that if she had complied with his
demand he would have had her transferred
to another division, in proof of which she
submitted the letters as above.
Not a Rascal, but Very Freoh.
Secretary Noble became indignant and
sent a note to Commissioner Tanner
which resulted in the commissioner's appear
ance. Tanner scanned the letters and saw
through the matter as Secretary Noble had
not done. He told Mr. Noble that he could
disabuse his mind of the idea that Squires
was responsible for the dismissal of Mrs.
Friend,-nor did he think that Squires was so
villainous as he was brandeii Squires was
the father of a grown up family of young la
dies and young men. The family would be
ruined if be was summarily dismissed.
While he had undoubtedly bejn a fool he had
not lieon trying to lead astray a pure young
The End of the Matter.
Secretary Noble was won by this view
of the case, and be readily gave Squires the
position of timlier inspector iu Montana, for
which place Squires left Friday night, taking
his whole family with him. The oddest part
of the affair is that Mrs. Friend still holds
her place in the pension office. Some years
ago Corporal Tanner made a fight for com
mander of the G. A. R. Squires was one of
the men who stood by him. and when Tan
ner was elected he made Squires bis adju
tant general. When Tauner was appointed
commissioner of pensions the first official act
he did was to appoint Squires his private
dies Ilievcle Race Kndml.
Denver, Cola, June 18. The score in the
six days' ladies' bbycle race, which closed at
the Athletic park at 10:30 Suuday night,
was as follows: Kittie Brown, Piitsburg,
185 miles; Helen Baldwin, New York, 185;
Louise Aramiiido, Cauada, 175; Jessie
Woods, Philadelphia, 15L Ou Tuesday Miss
Oaks took a headsr, which forced her to re
tire from the race. On Thursday she made
a five mile race, beating the world's record
by 4-5ths of a second.
Millions of Feet of Timber Horned.
Portland, Ore., Juue 18. An Ellens
bury, W. T., special states that heavy forest
fires are burning on the east of the Cascade
mountains. Large quantities of fir timber
have been destroyed. The roar of the names
can be heard for miles. The heavens are
brilliantly illuminated by the glow. The
lumber men say millions of feet of timber
have been burned. Several small bridges on
the Northern Pacific have bean burned, de
Sioux Indians Loath to Sign.
Pine Bidoe Agency, D. T., June 18. At
the council between the different bands of In
dians Sunday afternoon, it was decided by
them to hold another council among them
selves and then break up their camps at
this agency and scatter to their homes.
If this is done it will greatly delay
action here. The only Indians who
are now preparing to sign are. those who
were either present at the discussion at Rose
bud or are influenced by it As matters now
stand they are in the minority. The oppo
nents of the bill have been aided by outside
support, and the united strength is formid
Got No more Than Their Deserts.
CAirroit, O., June,. 18. Yesterday morn
ing Frank Ryan and Frank Saddler, under
indictment oa two counts for attempting so
wreck the Fort Wayne limited near this
city on April 3 and V pleaded guilty la the
common t Jens court 00 the first count, and
were sentenced ten years each and pay costs
of prosecution. On the second count they
were given five years and a floe of $300 each.
They aonf eased that their object in wreck,
ing the train was plunder.
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The cab-drivers' strike at Paris' is over, and
the cabs are all running.
John Oillwi-t, the veteran actor, died at
Boston Monday afternoon.
The newspapers in London regard the Eu
ropean situation as extremely grave.
The rinderpest is raging in Bohemia, and
the cattle in 267 villages and en AOS farm
Tho grand jury at Chnrlwtoa, ft. C, has
found an indictment against Dr. McDow for
the murder of Capt Dawson.
Josiah Crelis, 14 years old, son of CoU
John M. Crebs, was drowned while bathing
near Carmi, 111., Monday afternoon.
Bunker Hill Day was celebrated Monday
at Boston by military and civic parades.
Tablets bearing the names of those known to
have fallen in the Itattle were unveiled.
Citizens of Tuscaloosa county, Alabama,
have declared war on the "moonshiners,'' or
illicit distillers. The latter are armed, and a
bloody conflict is among the near probabili
ties. The coroner's inquest into the death of
Gamble, the Chicago real eetate man who
died from an overdose of carbolic acid Sat
urday, returned a verdict of accidental
The latest rejiort from Belfast, N. Y.,
w.iere John , L. Sullivan is training for h.s
lihtwith Kilrain, is to the effect that the
"big fellow" has kicke.l out of the traces
again and is on a big bust.
Three lepers one man and two women
have been found at Cape Breton island, Nova
Scotia. They will bd Mtit to the leprosy
lazaretto at Tracadi, N. B., and placed in
charge of the heroic Ulster of Mercy there.
Tho marriage of the Grand Duke Paul,
nephew of the czar, to the Princess Alex
andra of Greece was celeM-ated at 2 o'clock
Sunday afternoon at the chapol of the Win
ter Palace, St. Petersburg, with gnat
William Merrirt, of Duchack's circus, tried
to turn a double somersault over fire horses
and three men at Fairfield, Ia., Monday. He
turned oue and a half times and came down
upon his bead, breaking his back and dying
August Swanson, a Swede, committed sui
cide by poison, Monday, at Chicago. He
took the dose in the presence of a friend, and
when the latter started forward to prevent
him, drew a pistol and "stood him off" until
the poison had done its work.
Forger Ben Miller, who mado his escai e
from jail at Monroe, Wis., Saturday, was
captured near Brownstown Sunday. The
fugitive had exerted himself to complete ex
haustion, and was too far gone to rally when
the officers reached him. He died Monday
Charles H. Lichtman, ex-general secretary
of the Knights of Labor, who stumped In
diana and other states for Harrison, Morton
and protection during the campaign last au
tumn, has been appointed a special agent of
the treasury department with the under
standing that he shall make special inquiry
into the matter of alien contract labor, and
the observance of or violation of the statutes
regarding the sam?.
Klerted a Piwimiutfir.
Dakville, 111., Jim.? IS. At the sugges
tion of Congressman Cannon an election
among the Republicans at Hoopers ton was
he d Saturday to decide on the appointment
of a postmaster. Cliarles Warner, editor ef
The Chronicle, was the lucky man, receiving
158 votes. The next highest numbers were
10-i for George TruUman and 75 for J. N.
The Weather We May Espeot.
Washington Citv, June 18. The indica
tions for ihirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yestor
day areas f.illow-s: For 'oVa Showers; sta
ll nary tompornture. followed Tues.lay by
slightly rooh-r weather; variable winds. F..r
Michigan Fair w.alher. followed in upper
Michigan by light rain; slightly cooler; east
erly winds. For Wisconsin Rain, receded
by fair weather in eas era porti n; slightly
co ilun easterly winds. For Indiana and Illi
nois Shower stationary temperature, fol
lowed Tuesday by si ghtlv warmer weather;
winds bxoiniiig outheasierly.
Cn 1000. June 17.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day were
as follows: Wheat No. S June, opened 8e,
closed a$c; July, opened -, cleed 7lHc;
August, opened Tfr4c. closed 7-Hc Corn
No. 3 June, opened and closed SlMjc; July,
opened and clo-wd "MHi", August, opened
and rloewd 114?;. Cats -No. 2 June, opened
"tttc, closed &.; July, opened and closed
JEsc: August, opened ;s closed fc.'V. Pork
June, opened and closed til. to; Ju y,
opened tll.tfiH closed tll.7H. August, opened
Sll.Tts, closed f 1 1.75. Lard June, opened
Live stork The Union stock yards report
the following prices: Hogs Market opened
rather slow, with prices unchanged; light
grades, $4J4.56; rough packing, 94.1-64.16;
mixed lots. $4JSii4.:i-": heavy packing and
shipping iots. t.l"i,U.;il. Cattle Market ac
tive, generally stead)" some sales shade bet
ter; native steers, -JOtr4.ri0. bulk, t8.54.'f
averaging i.i jhii.4-io ins; l i xans, 13.4. 60;
cows. 1. 0411.81); stockera and feeders.
2.4(X2A5l). hheep-Trade fairly active, val
ues unchanged; Texans. 2. 14.20; natives,
S3.00&4.76; la rube, H..iZAM.
Produce: Butter Fauoy F.lgln creamery. IS
Oil per lb; daries In line, loU - roll butter.
Sc. Fggs Strictly fresh. 13o per dos. Pool
try Live chickens, Wy&4c per lb; roosters,
6c; turkeys, 7&8o; ducks, &c. Potatoes
Choice Bur banks, 4A0 per bu: Beauty of He
bron. Xk&tOc; mixed lota, UK&M; sweet potatoes,
fl.75ia2.iw per bbl. Apples-Choice freenlnits,
$3.5tKii3.75 per bbl; poor lota, TSo&il-lW. btravr-bsrries-$lJJja-'iO
per 24-qt. case. '
Nxw York. June 17.
Wheat Higher; No. 2 red cash, NHto;
do July, 844c; do August, 64 He; do Sep
tember, 84Hc Corn-Steady; No. 8 mixed
cash, 4&iy, do June, 41Hc; do July, slHc; do
August, 48c Oats Firm; No. t white,
28c: No. t mixed June 4sc; do August, 2K4c.
Rye DulL Barley Nominal. Pork Dull;
new mess. $lVjtl3U. Lard Quiet; July.
fce.S; August, 7.1MI.
Live Slock: Cattle Opened in fair demand
at steady prices, but closed rather weak; com
mon to very choice native steers, t4.un42i4.70
) 100 Us; a few Wn, S4.S0 ordinary
Texas steers. $3JSil.40. common to prime
bulls, 2.0 H&2.75. Sheep and Lambe Extreme
ly dull and 16 to 26c V 1UU te lower for both
sheep and lambs: sheep, $S.St4.86 V 100 ta;
lambs, ai.6udtt.7S. Hog Nominal value; 94.40
Hay Upland prairie, e8.00. .
y Timomy new 97d84.
Hay Wild, 96.00O9e.Jti.
Bye 60c. 5
oosl sort lie : d S9.00
Cord Wood Oak, 94JK3; Hickory, 93.
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