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THE' BOOK ISLAND ARGUS, SATUBDAY. AUGUST 24, ICHO.
THE DAILY ABGUS
Satuhtat, Auodbt 24, 1889. '
Uwlrr the Mlarra.
lion. Frank Lawlcr, of Chicago, re
preienUtlT in congress from the Second
Illinoii district, la in the city on a mil
ion of charity and love: De la raising
bis voice in behalf of suffering, humanity
and appealing to the benevolence of
mankind. lie has been engaged in the
noble work for a couple of weeks, and
his words are stirring the sympathies of
the state in behalf of the starving miners
and their families. Because Mr. Lawlcr
is a democrat the republican press of the
state have seen fit to attack and miscon
strue his motives. The ungenerous and
contemptible accusation tbat Mr. Lawler
is attempting to manufacture political
capital for himself and party out of the
miners' strike, was taken up by the Un
ion yesterday morning. The first article
of the paragraph r.'artn.
The miners' strike at Spring Valley is
till in force and operation, and has re
solved itaeir into a fight between the
political vampire and reconciliation and
agreement between the mine owner and
the miner. These mines belong to a
wealthy corporation, of which William
Bcott, of rennsylvania, is a heavy mem
her. Mr. Scott, be It remembered, is a
friend of O rover Cleveland, and was one
of the framers of the Mills tariff bill. 80
it will be seen where the mine owner In
this case stands. Under these circums
stances the spectacle of such cheap deny
Rogues as Frank Lawler and others of
hia political ilk chasing up and down the
country and posing as the champion of
the suffering miner is, to say the least.
The above, while distorting the truth, is
calculated to create a feeling antagonis
tic to the noble work so grandly being
carried forward by Mr. Lawler. The
trouble is that the republican press and
managers realize that the existing state
of affairs is a reflection upon their much
boasted protection to American labor, and
because Mr. Lawler, a democrat, Is le
voting all his energies to alleviate their
suffering,, they raise the cry of demagog
uelsm. But if there is any glory or po
litical advantage to be gained by render
ing assistance to the miners, why don't
the republican congressmen imitate the
action of Congressman Lawler and show
their magnanimity? It would be much
more manly than to sneeringly impugn
the divine charity which actuates the
After the attack upon Congressman
Lawler It may not be impertinent for
democratic papers to ask why Gov.
Fifor issues no proclamation, takes no
notice of the distressed and starvi
ing condition of thousands of his fel
low citizens, but goes off on a fishing
excursion? lie took great interest in
them before the election. lie and
other republican speakers talked long
and loudly to these same miners about
protecting American industry; that if
they voted for Cleveland their wages
would be reduce J; coal mining and
manufacturing would be crippled or bro
ken up and they reduced to poverty and
starvation. Vote for Harrison and "pro
tection," they said, then your wages will
be raised, and prosperity, peace and
plenty will follow your footsteps. They
did so. Now what is the result? They
promised bread, but they haye given a
stone. Which is the more reputable.not
to say christian like, to electioneer as
they charge Lawler has done, by feeding
the hungry and succoring the distressed,
or like Fifer and bis conferers, by fraud
and false representations? The miners
can answer that question.
ftut as Mr. Lawler has remarked in
several of his speeches, this is not the
time to inquire Into the political aspect of
the situation. The people are starving
and in need of bodily sustenance. The
first duty is to relieve their hunger. To
this end it is hoped that all citizens will
attend the meeting at Turner hall tonight
and render substantial aid to the charita
ble purpose. By virtue of hia office
Mayor McConochie should lie called to
preside, and ua should have charge of
whatever fund is raised.
totlil an Amnrkan Hoal I'lralti.
1"ort Towmmk.1i. V. T., Aii. lit Tha
American wiiooiior JanxM u. nwan was
seised in ll-lirnitf una on July 30 with 2:55
haa of sal nlxwtnl, bv the Rovernruimt
revenue rutt-r Richard Kuan. Tbe mvl'i
document, firearms, ami bIciu ere taken
board the Kuib and she was ordered to
Bitka, Alka, to l turned over to the
American aiithnrltif. The captain being
without rhnrl and iinar(iimnted with Alas
kan coat, prucwtlwl to this point and sur
rendered III veewl to tbe collector ef cus
torn There are U-tweeu lorty and fifty
VeasHla now in Untiring soa. The Hush
aeited the lirltmh wliooner Knnetta, with
vju mini, July 31.
RACE JEALOUSY SOUTH.
Aa Accidental Hhimttng fiawi Trouble In
Cbahlkntdm, a C, Aug. 24. Rumor
re Just rm-eived in thia city of a race riot at
Mount Pleaxnnt, a fow mile away. It is
report! that a negro woman was shot by a
wo it man nml that the negroes are gather
Ing to lynch tbe man. Both whites and
blacks ero arming themanlvrs. The gov
emor boa ordered two companies of militia
to the scene of the riot.
The HhiMitlna: Aeeldental.
Latch, Mount I'ieaeant la now garrisoned
ny state tram l be prisoner has been sent
to me vuj uiuier guard. The negroes
threaten to burn the town. Tba trouble
rose from tiie accidental shooting by Fred
Hvbaefer, white boy, aed 17 years, of a
negro woman named Mabie Holmes, who
had jutt made a purchase In the store. Tbe
boy waa cleaning a gun, which went off ac
cidentally. Tbe woman in her ante-mortem
statement, dnpoMd that the shooting was
aeeldental. I be raoa feeling is very bitter,
not only at Mount 1'leaaant, but even in this
city, and further trouble la anticipated.
There Is more catarrh In this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until tbe last few years was
supposed to be Incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced It a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies.and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable. Sci
ence has proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease, and therefore requires con
stitutional treatment. II all's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F.J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu
tional cure on the market. It la taken in
ternally in doees from ten drop to a tea
spoonful. It acts directly upon the blood
and mucus surface of the system. They
offer one hundred dollars for any esse it
f alia to cure. Bend for circulars and tes
F. J. Chxkkt & Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Good-Byc to Indiana.
The President Departs from the
THE REUNION OF OLD COMRADES.
He I' rmtrir Over a Gathering of the Flret
Rrlgwle and Make a Short Speech Hla
Journey Throag-h Seen Familiar to H la
Youth A Meeting with Hie BUter at
Cincinnati ftoeretary Kink Stop at
Chicago on HI Way to Milwaukee.
IsniA.tAPOl.is, Aug. 24. Yesterday's re
union of tbe Seventieth Indiana regiment at
Toniliuson' ball wa red-letter day in the
history of tbe regiment, for the presiding
officer wan tbe president of the United
States, and the regiment's first commander.
Tbe reunion wa expanded into a reunion of
the First brigade, of which the Seventieth
wa a part, and tbe president had the pleas
ure of meeting hundred of his old comrades,
who expremed their gladness by the most
vigorous and Ion g-contiu tied of cheer.
A Talk to Old Comrade.
A welcoming address was delivered by
City Attorney Taylor, to which the presi
dent reondfd tin follows:
Mh. Tayi.ok: The mirvlvor of the Seventi
eth Indiana infniitry, now assembled in an
nual reunion, have heard with great gratifica
tion the cordial word of welcome which you
have addreiwed to u. We have never doubted
.the hospitality of the citizen of this trreat
rity, and have several times held our reunions
here. If we have more frequently nought some
Of tbe quieter towns in this congressional dis
trict where the regimem was organized it baa
only been because we could be a little more to
ourselves than was possible in this city.
Hecomlng a family Affair.
You will not think this a selfish instinct
when I tell you that, aa the years go on, these
reunions of our regiment become more and
more family affairs, and aa in the gathering
of the scattered members of a family in a
family reunion, we have loved, when we get
together as comrades, to be somewhat apart
mat we Uiikih enjoy each other. It bat been
iies-um. i am mre, to lint rnis annual re
union with the great event of yesterday. It
did us good to meet with our comrade of the
whole statu those wljo had other numbers on
their uniforms but carried tbe same flag un
der which "we marched in the exercise
connected with the dedication of a monument
that knows no regimental distinction. (.Ap
plause. Clad To Be with Them.
I express, comrades, my own gratiflcatinn at
being able to meet with you. The change
which was ma le In the time of our assem
bling ha made this possible, and I am glad
to Bend a few moments with you to-day, to
forget altogether for tbe tune being tluU I
am a 1 nhlic officer, and to remember only
that 1 am your comrade and friend. Ap
plause.) If those having charge will an
nul nee some proper arraugement by which I
can take by tbe bund tbe members not only of
tbe Meventli th Indiana, but any comrades of
tbe first brlxade who have d ne u-i honor to
day, I will he gliwt to conform with their
wishe. It K perhaps possible without leav
ing the ball, (imply by an exchange of seats,
this may be accomplished, and w hen that is
dun three may j et be lime before dinner to
proceed with some of the other exercises on
Final Keceptloa and Departure.
Tb audience listened attentively to this
speech, and after other exercises were over,
grasped the baud of their comrade in arms,
now presAent or the United States. After
leaving th reuuion tbe president returned to
the hotel, where bis time was occupied in re
ceiving intimate friends. A quarter to .1
o'clock he and representative of the com
mittee from the Grand Army and monu
ment commission wre driven to the Union
station. A crowd of 2,000 persons greeted
him there, and marked hi coming by cheer
ing enthusiastically. Tbe president went at
once into bis car, but quickly returning re
mained nn the rear platform, acknowledging
tbe attention of the crowd until tbe train
wa out of ibt.
Itocognlced the Donor,
In a corner of tbe president' car aa it
rolled away rested two oval bed of rosea,
and as tbe president glaiiced at the card on
one of these bis face lit up and be remarked
that "it i from one of iny men, Mow Mc
Cain." McLain U United States Marshal
Kandaell's double. Both were in the suiue
company of th same regiment, were shot,
listing each an arm, at aliout the same mo
ment at the battle of Kesara. Afterward
Kandsjll was suci-wedmi by McLain as clerk
of Marion county, Indiana, each having
been put in nomination by Gen. Harrison.
ARRIVAL AT CINCINNATI.
Incident of the Trip Through Indiana
Dined with Hla 8l.ler.
ClNCIJfSATl, O., Aug. 24 V resident Har
rison and party passed through here at 7 p.
m. last night, arriving from Indianapolis
via tbe Big Four, and departing by the Bal
timore and Ohio railroad. Tbe president
looked bright and cheerful and showed no
signs of fatigue from hia western trip.
A Hand-Shake at Oreensburg.
At Greeusburg, ind., at 0:10 p. m., tbe
crowd struggled for shake, and tbe presi
dential bund did i's duty as uiuaJ, giving the
children and Indies the preference. Ex-Uov-ernor
Will Cumlatck and bis daughter, Mrs.
John . Lrfpvette, got on and apoge to the
praauWt. As the train was passing tbe spot
in southwestern Ohio where I'raauton llmr-
r isn n was born tbe president got to ruminat
ing on those eurly days in Cleves, where he
used to attend tbe little rsd brick church
upon the hill, and on tbe old Whitewater
oanal ou which he rowed bis skiff. Anon the
sun is reflected on the water of the Ohio river
at North Bend, and the train speeds by the
birthplace and the tomb of hi father and
Mr Borlha Eaton, of North Bend, O , tbe
widowed sister of 1 resident Harrison, dined
with him, and had a long chat in tiie private
car while it waited to be attached to tbe east
SECRETARY RUSK AT CHICAGO.
He 1 tiolng to Milwaukee to Have Good
Cmc auo, Aug. 24. Secretary Rusk ar
rived here from Indianapolis yesterday and
was soon surrounded at the Grand Pacific
by G. A. II men. He left for Milwaukee
"I baven't much news with me," be said.
"We had a great time at Indianapolis, where
tbe president bad tbe finest kind of a recep
tion. The crowd wa great and be seemed to
enjoy it In fact, we bad crowds all tbe
way out from Washington, and particularly
between Cincinnati and Indianapolis. At
each stop they (warmed about the
train. Tbe president certainly is popular in
bis own state. At Indiauapolis I had few
moments' talk with Governor Hovey. Ha
to coming with a number of his staff, I
don't know just when. Governor Beaver,
of Pennsylvania, la coming, and possibly
with the Washington party. Warner Miller,
of New Turk, will also be in to city on hia
way to the encampment In few day"
Tbe secretary says be has letters from all
tfhe metnburs of bis old regiment, and that
they will hold their reunion with all the old-
.. . l. :
"I suppose vou'U est in front and stir the
boys up again, as you did at Columbus,"
suggested Col Hexton.
" W ell, I'll be there," replied the secretary
"and I'm going to have as good time as the
next one. I want to we the boys enjoy
CAUSED BY WRONG ORDERS.
Official Kxeorslon on the B. and O.
Collide with Another Train.
PaBKIRhBURU, W. Va.. Auir. 24 Yester
day morning tbe accomodation train due
here at 11:10 a. m. collided with - ,i.i
ostbound traiu earring Baltimore and Ohio
omi.'iais at point between Petroleum and
Silver Run, twenty-five miles from here, on
tbo Parkersburg branch of tb Baltimore
ud Ohio railroad. The accident was caused
by wrong orders being given to the engineers.
The special train was ordered to pass tbe ac
commodation at Petroleum, tba farther
point east, and the accommodation to pass
" ircuu tram oiiver nun, to lartnar
mint wast. At tin tlm r iii.im
both trains were aroimr thirtv-flva milaa an
Met ea a than Carve.
They met on a sharp curve and without a
moment' warning dashed into each other,
wrecking both engines and a baggage car.
Instantly killing Engineer Lyman, fatallv
Injuring Engineer Gaorga Rowland, and in
stantly killing tne two firemen, Raines
Fletcher and John Bailey. One of the offi
cial, named Hunter, was ldly and perhaps
fatally ours.) A mrs. Join ley, of Central,
W. Va, was badly injured. Counoilman
Robert Malley, of this ity, was cut and
bruised. Baggagemaster Rose was cut A
9olored porter on the sjecialwaa thrown
through a glass door and probably fatally
in j urea mere were son miraculous ea
aapee. Tbe dead bodies were brought here.
TIME OF THE TP.OTTERS.
Record Made t Cblcaro and
Chicago, Aug. 24. Tie unfinished 8:21
lTot at the Washington prk course venter
day was won by Frank M.ddleton, who took
the three last heats. Hia beet time was
In the 2:27 trot. Allerton won in
three straight heats, beat t me 2:18". Ax tell
won tbe Stallion stakes als i in three straight
heats, the time being 2:19. 2:14 aod 2:2)V.
Tbe pacing race, 2:2ft elan, wa unfinished,
Maggie R. taking the t o heats paced, in
2:18 and 2:W. Tbe 2:14 heat mads by
Ax tell Drat his record, hut be was accom
paned by a running nia e from tbe five
furlong pole and went under tbe wire on a
Elgin Girl, tbe pacer, tried to beat her
record of 2:3u and fai ed. Alcy Wilkes
was sent to beat 2;M ud was beaten by
time by one second in the first trial In tbe
next trial be accomplished the mile in 2.26
The Wlnd-t at Pokeepsle.
Focghktspsi, N. V., Aug. 24. Yester
day, closed tbe g'and circuit meeting here.
The principal event was tba free-for-all trot,
In which Gean Smith beat Harry Wilkes and
Alambnno Mparkle iu thres straight beats,
tbe best time being 2:15V. The free-for-all
pace was won by Roy iltea, beating Gos
sip, Jr., Jewett and Silver Tbrea.l. Wilkes
made tbe beat time, wbich wan 2.14.
A Misleading- Statement Corrected.
Washinotom f itt, Aug 24 Civil Serv
ice Commissioner Lyman nays the recently
published statement to tie effect that tbe
civil service commission had recommended
to the president that chiefs of divisions in
executive departments be appointed after
competitive examinations i mislKading.
They bav not suggested it nor discuss)
it with the president, but they are unanimoua
in the opinion that any cbuige in tb civil
service rule or tb policy or the department
that would lead to the filling of the places of
chief of division by tbe pre motion of trained
and competent subordinate), instead of by
direct appointment of persns from the out
side, ignorant of the duties of the places they
are to fill, and often imbue i with views of
their relations to the public servioe not con
ducive to tbe highest elllce ncy, would be in
the interest of true reform and good ajuiiu
httratloD. Grievance of Ohio Colored Men.
Toijedo. Ohio, Aug. 24 A call has been
issued for a convention of colored voters of
Ohio, to be beld in Toledo ou Sept 10, to
determine what course they will pursue at
tbe approaching state election. The call is
signed by twelve prominent colored citixens,
representing nine counti.-, with W. C.
Bray, of this (Lucas) count.-, aa chairman.
In tbe circular accompanying the call for
the convention, they call i.ttention to their
many grievances against tie present state
administration, and claim that the repre
sentative men of their race have been com
pletely ignored in the distr button of state
patronage on account of race and color.
Governor Foraker is severe y denounced for
his alleged ill-treatment of the colored vot
THE ILLINOIS MINERS.
Actloa of a Meeting- at Htrator All Work
Mopped at Spring Valley.
SthKator, IUs., Aug. 24 The most im
portant meeting of tbe miners since the gen
eral strike was inaugurated May 1 was beld
in the public para yesterday afternoon, more
than 2,000 miners being priaent to bear the
situation discussed. Tbe executive board
advised the men to rescind theiv action of
Tuesday calling out the Coal Run company
miners who were at work under tbe award
of the board of arbitratiot , and also those
who bad been receiving last year's price of
B0 cents. Thia advica was adopted and a dis
trict convention ordered to consider resolu
tions adopted by a business men's meeting
held box tbe other day.
At Spring Valley.
Spring Vali-et, Ills., Aig. a4 The mid
dle-vein men who struck Thursday night bad
a conference with General Manager Devlin
yesterday morning, at which it became evi
dent that tbe middle-vein mines would be
closed down until tbe third- ein mine should
be started. In tbe conference tbe strikers said
that they felt justified in workiug in tbe mid
dle vein previous to this time aa long as no
proposition had been made t tbe lower-vein
men, but now they could not go into the
mines again until the whole difficulty should
be settled. Many of tbera expressed their in
tention of leaving the city. They also said
thct it would be dangerous for any man to
attempt to work in that v. in longer. Ac
cordingly tbe machine mini ig was ordered
closed down, and the mine -vaa propyl and
tlasnlM taken oat vesta .r,An...
Now there ar no mining o aerations .i..i.
ever in Spring Valley.
CALLED DOWN PY COOLEY.
Western Freight Afenta Conclude to Ob
serve Hia Peremptory Order.
CHICAGO, Aug. 24 Tbe general freight
agent of the western road yesterday de
cided to obey Judge CooleyN peremptory or
der of Thursday, and at th iir meeting yes
terday afternoon unanimc usl v adonted a
resolution withdrawing tlie objectionable
proportional tariffs to tbe n a-thwest, to take
effect Aug. 26. Chairman Faithorn waa
constituted a committee ol one to confer
with tbe eastern lines for the purpose of
effecting arrangements for ttM establishment
of through rata between th eastern points
and lake porta and St Paul and Minneap
olis, Mr. Faithorn is to rep nt the result of
his negotiations to an ad jou -ned meeting of
tbe agents Sept 3, and in t te meantime no
line shall make any change in rates. This
practically restore the eld ma is of rates in
effect before the promulgation of the Bur
lington and Northern tariff.
Egsa Make Bad Break.
Tbe St Paul and Kanas City road,
through its local contracting agent, yester
day quoted rates from Chi' -ago to interme
diate points between Chicago and St Paul
at a cut of fully 75 per cent, tbe lowest tar
iff ever put into effect genet ally throughout
the northwest, and conceded to be much be
low tbe actual cost of transortation. Mau
ager E?an at first denied that hia road had
reduced these rates, but liter it waa ex
plained that Mr. Egan, after authorizing the
low tariff, became frigbtonel at tbe possible
effect of his action and want ?d to withdraw
It on the ground that is trm issued by mis
take. GOOD DAY FOR JAC KETCH
roar Murderer Swung Ofl at Mew York
One In Moutai a.
Nfv York, Aug. 24. Four murderers,
Patrick Packenham, Jack Lewis ( vlored),
James Solan and Ferdinand Carotin, were
hanged in tbe yard of the 1 ombs yesterday
morn in g about 7 o'clock. They were swung
off two at a time. Packenh un and Nolan
swung first and Lewis at d Carolin next.
Carolin smoked a cigar, but waa very
nervous and shocked his attending priests
by breaking out "I die an inn icent man, G d
d n it; I didn't do thia htng." At this
w saio: -what's tnemtttor with you,
anywayl" Why dont you die like a man T
"I will die like a man," si rieked Carolin,
his face turning perfectly li rid. "I will die
like a man an innocent mux" Then tne
drop folL They were all 1 ung for woman
lie Murdered a Tea mater.
Butte, Aug. M.T., 24. Harry Roberta was
hanged here yesterday afternoon for the un
provoked killing last May of J. W. Craw
ford, a teamster in hia em Joy. Roberts'
neok was broken by the fall. 1
Boss Tweed Outdone.
Madrid Boodlers Can Give Us
a Few Points.
TWENTY MILLIONS IN TOUS YEARS
Scooped by the City Father, the Mayor
Getting Ills rroper Share The Irish
M. F's. Jump on Balfoar Again and
Make Him Angry London Strike Ex
tending Horrible Affair In Hospital
Mr. Maybrlek' Friend at Work.
L05.DOX, Aug. 24. Four years ago the
citixens of Madrid were permitted to elect
municipal government Yesterday tbe
mayor ana thirty of tbe city lathers were
compelled to resign owing to the discovery
of frauds by which tbe city has been robbed
of immense sums. A mass-meeting of citi
zens was beld in Madrid Thursday night at
which the government was called upon to
prosecute them for wholesale robbery of the
city treasury. Count Toreno, member of
the cortes, asserted that tbe four years of
corruption had cost the municipality of
Madrid no less than $20,000,000. A large
part of the city's revenue is derived from
duties imposed on goods entering tbe city.
h.very one of the thirty councilman who
have been compelled to resign turned smug
gler the day he was elected, and ever since
each, under cover of his office, has systemat
ically derrauded tbe revenue.
The Mayor Had HI " Whack."
In the profits of this business the mayor is
cnargoa witn having shared, and it is known
pinai Binca coming into omce, a poor man.
four years ago, he has become one of tbe
wealthiest in Madrid. To such aa extent
was this business carried on that, as tbe in
quiry instituted by the cortes demonstrated.
tbe returns of the railroads of dutiable goods
brought into Madrid by them are for the
last lour years twice as great as the qnanti
ties on which duties were paid. Well-in
formed residents of Madrid, notwithstand
ing the overwhelming proof against the par
ties implicated, have little hope that the
"boodlers" will bo punished, and there is
strong suspicion that one or two of the min
istry shared very largely in tbe plunder, and
that they are shielding their partners in
crime from the just retribution which should
be meted out to them.
ANOTHER ATTACK ON BALFOUR.
Irish Parliamentarians Call Him an A
sin, and He Waxes Wroth.
London, Aug. 21 There waa another
stormy debate in the commons last night
over the Irish estimates. The Parnellites
accused Balfour of improper administration
of the prisons. Balfour, referring to the
iact mat iMiyneare bad contracted a skin
disease in prison, said tbe disease hail bnea
removed by a bath. The man who had
occupied the cell before Conybeare bad not
suffered from any diaease. He had caused
tbe prisons to be examine. and no trace of
diaease had been found. Blaine, an Irish
mem tier, told of his Own exonrieiicw in
an Irish prison, and said tbe prisons
were nuny. sexton said Londonderry jaU
was a "pest-house where Irish were mur
dered." Several Irish member pointed at
Balfour, crying: "There is tbe assassin."
Ttalfour Show Anger.
Balfour showed great anger at this, and
made a hot speech, aaying he would regard
such attacks with contempt Russell moved
that sanitary engineer be appointed to in
spect the prison Parnell said the Irish
prisoners were half-starved, and he con
firmed from hia own knowledge the state
ments that the prisons were in an unhnalthr
condition. After further acrimonious de
bate the estimates were adopted, 113 to C9
Tha striken In London.
Loxdo. Aug. 24 It was thought Thurs
day, when the committee of the vessel own
ers agreed to bold a conference with tbe rep
resentatives or their striking dock laborers,
that the strike would be settle 1 as
soon as tbe conference assembled.
Two committees were in am&i.-m tl m
greater part of yesterday and the best of
leeung pre va ux between tbe representatives
of the two TiartMfel intirMtl l.ut n..twitk.
standing this, the great, strike aeems to be as
tar iroin a settlement as ever. It is spread
ing to other branches of business.
Still Working for Mr. Maybrick.
IxMKx. Auc. 24. Tbe committee which
since Mrs. May brick's conviction baa been
actively at work to secure its reversal by
tbe home secretary, has resolved to con
tinue the agitation in her behalf, and to urge
the home office to grant her a free pardon.
They hope for success ou tbe ground that
Mr. Matthews' decision
tence is bused on the reasonable doubts
wiiicb exist as to whether tbe condemned
woman peisoued ber husband.
Th Situation in Crete,
Lojtoo.v, Aug. 24. Official reports from
Constantinople and from Athens axrree that
the situation in Crete is improving. The in
surgents, despairing of receiving any en
oouraKrtiaent from Ureece since tha firm
stand taken by the powers in opposition to
tne aesigus or the Ureek premier, are gradu
ally disbanding and quietly going to their
k. . 1-.. a- i i- n. . .
........ ...j ..a rw a urn usq governor. unaKir
n--.ua, n muuam anine important reforms.
An F.pllrptlc I'atlent Huns A -in ark.
Brussels, Aug. 24 An epileptic, who
has been nnder treatment for several years
at the hospital for incurables at Ghent, got
out of lied Thursday night, secured a rasor,
and rushing from ona ward to another
slashed at the throat of the patients lying in
their 1mK Twenty-four of his victims are
very badly cut, but no deaths bav re
sulted. To Beat M. Eiffel' Tower.
London, Aug. 24. A company with a
capital of XJOO.ooo is beiug formed to bu.ld
In this city for tbe purpose of recreation and
acienc a tower twice the height of that of
M. E.ffeL Kir Edward Watkins, president
of the Channel Tunnel company, is the orig
inator and promoter of tbe scheme.
Cholera llasing at Hagdad.
.CorbtaM-inopl, Aug. 24. Cholera in
virulent form is raging in Bagdad and
Bassorah. Both cities have been rigidly
quarantined, and a cordon of troops has
been ordered to surround each.
CI vTMl Establish a Great Ship Tard.
Baltimore, Aug. 24. The New says
that tbe Pennsylvania Steel company intend
to establish an immense ship yard at Spar
row Point, twelve miles from Baltimore..
Tbe company will have tbe most perfect
equipment iu tbe United States and possibly
iu the world for building steel ship.
The Base Hall Record.
Chicago, Aug. 24 Tbo result of tbe
League base ball playing yesterday is given
below: At New York (first fame) New
York 7, Philadelphia 3; (coo 1 game) New
York 2, Philadelphia 11; at Chicago Chi
cago 2, Pittsburg 1; at Indianapolis In
dianapolis 7. Cleveland 6; at Boston Boston
7, Washington 8 ten innings. American as
sociation: At Cincinnati Cincinnati 4,
Brooklyn 10; at Kansas City Kansas City
7, Athletic ft.
Jimmy I In Great Demand.
New York, Aug. 24. Jimmy Hope, the
bank burglar, who was released from Au
burn prison yesterday, was arrested on the
train at Poughksepsie while on his way to
New York. The arrest was made by New
York detectives. He is wanted here for al
leged complicity In the f 3,000,000 Manhattan
bank robbery of J 878. He was brought here
last evening and locked up at police head
Fir at Chicago.
Chicaoo, Aug. U4. The large fiv-story
and basement brick building at the corner
of Jackson and Clinton streets was discov
ered to be on fire at 2:23 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. The building is occupied by
Sammooa, Clark & Co. as a picture frame
factory. At 8:43 a third alarm was sent Jo.
The building and stook war a total loss.
Tbe loss probably exceeds $30,000.
The Nebraska Senator Makes a
TABNES INDORSED AND THANKED.
A Detailed Account of the Senator Army
Keeord, His Wound, and Application for
Pension Th Re-ratlng Nothing bnt
Fair, bat Not Asked for and Done With
out HI Knowledge A Request for
Thorough Manliest Examination.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 24. Senator Charles
F. Manderson yesterday handed the follow
ing letter to Corporal Tanner, concerning
his re -rated pension, to the United Press
representative. The letter is dated "Omaha,
Mr Dear Sir: I returned to my. home
yesterday after an absence of nearly two
months, during w hich I have been beyond,
mill communication, having been, during a
great part of the t me, in Alaska with the
senate committee on Indian affairs. With
my accumulated mail 1 And a blank voucher
transmitted by the United States pension
atcent at lies Moines, la., to be executed and
returned to him that I may draw pension
due me nnder reissued pension certificate
No. 63,B47, correcting the rate from $15 to $:)
per month from March la, lHtts. Accompanying
this blank application is the reissued pension
certificate described, and your letter of en
closure stating the fact of its issuance and
that a check for the amount due me win be
forwarded on my return of the voucher
properly executed. Before my departure for
Alaskan trip it had been stated to me by
Parties claiming to know that the pension
bureau had re-rated my pension witnout any
application or know-leilKe on my part, and 1
had even read in some new simpers the false
statement that I had received about t.(M)
due me under the re-rat inn. The letter, certi
ficate and voucher received bv-me to-day are
the first formal or official notification I have
received that the bureau of pensions on its
swn motion had issued a new certificate
granting me a re-rating.
Neither Applied for Nor Expected.
Yo:i will bear me out in the assertion that
this action on the part of the officials of your
bureau baa not only been without my appli-
vauou, uui nas oeeu witnout my agency or
suggestion, directly or indirectly applied, ana
without my knowledge that it w s to be done
or was contemplated not that such applica
tion oy me ana sacn re-ratlng by yon would
not be Just and right nnder tbe law and in
common fairness, hut I make the statement
that the exact truth may be understood. I have
reaa to-day m papers issued during the past
ronr weeks so much of untruth maliciously
wmwu, ana somucntnal is unjust to you and
nnralr to me, 1 feel outraged and indignant.
For your administration of the affairs of your
uiui-enun proper retrara to tbe law of the
country which does not recognize a soldier's
pennon as a bounty or chantv. but as hi eon,
tract riht.anit looks upon the republic's obli
gation to its defenders not as a duty but as a
privilege you art to be broken down by out
rageoas misrepresentations and personal
abuse. So far as my own esse is involved it
is immaterial wtiat may be said or written
concerning me; I will pursue the course that
shall give me the approval of my own con
science, uninfluenced by clamor and not fear
ing abuse; courting fair criticism and desiring
iue kwu opinion Ol tne JUSU
Ihe Senator Mates His Case.
It is due to you, however, as a comrade much
esteeiuva, tbat 1 should pursue a course that
shall throw- full liitht upon every Important
fact. 1 have ever disliked to p ak of my per
sonal ills, and have not been of those who
"exhibited their wounds in the market
places." Although fer twentv-five veara I
have suffered the inconvenience and pain In
cident to a most severe gunshot wound and an
unextracted ballet, I have not been in tbe
uabll ol boring my friends and intimate with
the recital of my woes. Perhaps the fact that
1 wa shot "in the bark' A wa had eonielhing to
do with my ratioence. it would seem to be
proper now that 1 should give the details,
however unpleasant personally to myself. I
entered the service in April, 11. and resigned
because of a physical disability on March 17,
lfUi. I tilled every grade of rank in the Nine
teenth revimeut of Ohio infantry, and en my
reh;iiation as colonel was breveted brigadier
general of volunteers, asexpressed ia tbe com
mission, for g:tllant. meritorious, and long
continued services daring the war of rebel
lion." 1 was in charge of my regiment in
nearly every battle of the contre west, and on
Sepu lue. at Lovejoy's Station, Oa.. my
commaad. having taken the enemy's front
line of rifle-pits. 1 was leading it upon the
main work w hen I was .-hot aminnieball strik
ing the spine and iwssing into my right side.
It is not necessary for me to sy to you that
if my back was to the foe. inv fai-e was toward
the men of my own regiment. 1 was carried
into Atlanta, remained there bed-fast and
partially paralyzed until that city was burned,
w hen I was moved by easy stages to the north,
gradually recovering tlie use of my legs.
Applies for a I'enslon.
Carefully nursed until the next epring.I tried
to return to duty.but waa declared by the sur
geons "unfit fnruiilitary duty" and resigned.
In July. WtS, believing It to be not only my
right but my duty to get uion w hat 1 con
ceived to be the roll of honor 1 applied for a
pension, was examined by a board of sur
geons, who rated me at one. half disability
with the test of total disability, an injury
equivalent to the loss of left hand. I have al
ways feet that I was rate I too l.iw. but did
not complain or make application for higher
rating. 1 simply accepted the situation aa it
waa made for mo. But there never has been
a time when 1 would not have wlllinalv auf.
fered tbe amputation of either hand or arm to
bender theensting lujury, with the con
stant painful reminder of the limitation of
my powers and its ever present threat of a
dreadful result from carelessness or indiscre
tion, the incapacity and danger growing
greater with the advancing years. I doubt if
1 would have made application for such in
crease, hut jou have seen fit to take up my
case without my knowledge and with the
m" " oomraae. uimseir a grievous
" ."u,un,uave ane that whloo.
you believe Just and right under the law you
are sworn to administer.
Demands a Medical Examination.
I thank you mo-it sincerely, but under this
attack up.iu you there must be left no room
for don t or cavil as to the ftTU propriety of
your conduct. The medical and legal expert
of your office have acted upon the records as
made in your office and inulndin the six ex
aminations made since the war (tee record of
none of w hicb have I ever seen) have declared
that I was unjustly rated, lief ore I can execute
the voucher received or take any other etepa
in this matter 1 desire that there should be a
rigid and searching examination by medical
experts as to the extent of the present disa
bility. Thanks to acaref ul life and abundant
utility I have no expectation of an early
death, and 1 know my remaining days would
be greatly solaced and blessed if a competent
medical board could give me the assurance
tbat my pains and ills are mere figments of
the imagination, aud that I am whole iu body
and sound in mind for such a result 1 would
almost be willing to apologize for having
fought on the right side in war of the rebell
1 therefore respectfully ask thatjouor the
honorable secretary of ths interior daeurnate
a board of medical examiners somewhere in
the country, charged w ith tae duty of making
physical examination, and report the fact a
to my conuit ion. If this request shall be com
plied with, please advise me of the time aud
place, my only preference being, in view of
oher engagements, that it should be after
Oct. 1. Very resiiectfully yours.
lUigned. hahles F. Mandersow.
Posthc'Ipt. In one of the newspapers just
read by me the statement to made that certain
officials in your office have been dismissed be
cause of their action in uiy uaae. I do not
know who they are. and do not thin I u.
personally acquainted wit bone of those who
actea oesio.es yourseir.. r ui you kindly
rise me of the fact in this behalf?
1 he Flat Gap Disaster. .T
Kkoxviluc, Tenu., Aug. 24. .Another vic
tim of the disaster at Flat Oap Thursday,
died yesterday Col. Iahani Young, and J.
. Barry, R F. Barber, and Judge Maloney
will hardly live. Two others will lose their
legs. Tbe remainder of tbe victims will
probably recover in good shape.
Tha Weather Wa May EipecU
Washinotom ('itt, Aug. 24. Following are
the weather indications tor thirty-eix hours
from t) o'clock p. m. yesterday: tor Indiana
and Illinois Fair weather; slight changes in
temperature: Southeasterly winds. For lower
Michigan Generally fair weather; cooler in
southeast, stationary temperature in north
west portion: easterly winds. For upper Mich
iganFair, slightly warmer weather; winds
shifting to southeasterly. For Wisconsin
Generally fair weather, exoept light local
showers in southern portion: warmer in north
west, cooler in southeast portion; wind shift
ing to southeasterly. For Iowa Fair weather;
alight change in temperature; southerly
Business failure during th week ended
Friday for the-United Btates, 190; for Can
ada, 16; total, 200. For the corresponding
week of last year tbe figures were 1S7 in the
United Btates and 87 la Canada.
and a general line of
ISgPThe choicest bargains in
TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAM 5.
Hog cholera is raging in tbe vicinity of
An unknown man committed suici le at
Normal, Ills., Frlaiay, because he could not
Louis ton Moltke, brother of the famous
field marshal, and a Danish e -postmaster,
is dead, at the age of
The London Standard denies the report
that Mr. Parnell iutends to visit America
during the coming tpcims.
The wife of William Vdlthoff, of Mason
City, la., has eloped with William New-bowers
an alleged Russian exile.
Queen Victoria, accompanied by Prince
and Princess Henry of Battenberg, bas
started on a tour of Walna.
L. O. Schiller, Green Bay, Wis., a whole
sale fish dealer, bas made an assignment.
Liabilities, $12,000; assets not known.
The Bigelow compdny's boiler manu
factory at New Haven, Conn., burned Fri
day night Loss, $75,000; partly insured.
Henry Shaw, of St. Louis, of botanical
garden fame, and a millionaire, is dying.
He bas no relatives to leave bis millions to.
Three society girls of Wichita, Kan., cow
hided William Prince, of that city, Fri lay,
because, as they charged, he had been slan
The Centre Iron company's works at
Belief on te. Pa., closed down a few days ago,
because they did not pay expenses, throw
ing out of work 750 men.
The wheat crop of Minnesota this year will
exceed that of 15SC, and is now estimated at
5,000,000 bushels. Reports from tbe north
west are very encouraging for a good crop.
The animal train of Bamum & Bailey's
circus was wrecked Friday morning on the
way to Montreal. Twenty-four trick
horses, valued at many thousand dollars,
Edmund O. Roes, at one time governor
of New Mexico and oue of the Republican
senators who helped beat the impeachment
of Andrew Johnson, is now setting type in a
Santa Fe, N. M, printing offloe.
Tt.e "Blue Grass" palaoe, at Creston, la.,
is built of baled bay and trimmed with baled
straw and various grasses. The dome is 90
feet high, and the whole structure is mar
velously artistic and attractive, as well as
Completed Their Ticket.
Faroo, IX T., Aug. 24. The convention
assembled at 10 a. m. yesterday to complete
the unfinished nominations. The ticket was
completed by the nomination of George
T. Goodwin for attorney general, William
Mitchell for superintendent of public in
struction, IL J. Helgeaen for agricultural
commissioner, A. L. Carey for commissioner
of insurance, and Geo. D. Montgomery, T.
S. Vncierhill, and D. Bartlett for railroad
commissioners. The platform indorses the
administration of President Harrison an i
the Republican party's platform adopted at
the last national convention, and also favor
Chicago as the proper location for the
A to the t'te Indians.
Washinutox Cut, Aug. 24 Governor
Cooper, of Colorado, has sent to the presi
dent a telsgram about tbe Uto Indians. It
was sent to the secretary of war for his action,
and in effect is a complaint that the agent
at the White Earth reservation has given a
large number of Ute Indians permits to go
into Routt county, Colorado, and hunt, and
a threat from tbe citizans of that
county that if they are not driven back to
the reservation tbe citizens will attack them.
The assertion is made that the Indians are
killing off all the game and are also preda
tory. The action of tbe agent in giving per
mits is denounced and his rebuke eallaJ Cor.
t i .
Appointed to a Census Position.
Washington Citt, Aug. 24. Superin
dent of Census Porter has appointed Dr.
William C Day a special ag-ut of the
eleventh census to collect the statistics
relating to structural material throughout
the United States. Dr. Day took the degree
of philosophy at Joints Hoi4iin's univercit v
and recently haj been a special aent of the
geological survey in charge of the statists a
of mineral structural materials. The work
for the census will embrace the statistics
relating to granite, marble, common lime
stone, sandstone and slate. He was engaged
in collucting similar statistics for the tenth
The President's Invitation to Johnstown.
Washington Citv, Aug. 24. Miss Clara
Barton telegraphs to the United Pre si that
the invitation of the Red Cross association
to President Harrison to visit Johnstow n
has been misinterpre:ed; that the president
was not invited to visit the scene of tbe
great flood to view for himstdf "the terrible
condition of things there," but to see what
great progress bad been made in providing
for the homeless, eta
C. A. Steel, - Manager.
SATURDAY EVE., AUG. 24.
Grand Lyric and Spectacular
NEWTON BEERS' .
Lost in London.
A Great Play I A Great Company 1
All Nsw Scenery by Lafavette W. Seavey. The
Heart 'o Hleakmore, Fete of Comas, Job
Vision. Home of the Hwart King, Illumi
nated Snow Sensation, A Wonderland
of Dissolving Beauty.
Prices 75, CO and 35 cents.
Sale of teats begins Thursday, l i.
T. H. ELLIS,
Mercer County, Chas. Peterson
LEHIGH and SCRANTON
Hard Coal, Brick, Tile, Etc.
Office corner Fourteenth St.. and Second Ave.
I ARRIVING DAILY
CAR LOADS OP
FALL TRADE, EMBRACING
BEDROOM SUITES & CARPETS,
Goods especially adapted to tbe beautifying of a home.
Furniture erer offered.
W. B. BARKER,
Las purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. aud Teuth 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 1)hh always enjoyed by dealing only in the best goods
AT TIIE LOWEST PRICES.
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise you will buy no other. There is nothing
good in any other make but has been stolen from it.
Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
goods in ever' way.
J5SoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
A. J. SMITH & SON.
Mantles, Tiles and Grates.
K""Call and see our stock.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
123 and 127 West Third St., DAVENPORT, IOWA.
1623 Second Avenue.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc. Convenient
NURSES with boilinir water a delicious II KEF TEA
is instantly provi1e1. INVALIDS will And It appettziny,
Hiving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
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