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THE HOCK? ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
TlIOHSDAT. 8lCrTKMBK 12. 1888.
Tiik Ninth New York district, now un
represented by reason of tbe death of
nan. 8. S. Cos, usually five 9,000 dem
ocratic majority, so there U no question
as to the politics of his suoressor.
No democratic paper Is so severe on
Pension Commissioner Tanner as the
great republican Philadelphia Prtu. It
says without any circumlocution that he
has "a loose and lawless tongue," "lacks
common sen no," Is guilty of "truculent
and silly escapades,'' and has created "a
universally bad impression of his reckless
aod Impulsive procedure."
Maiionk has two sons who are chips
of the old Mock, lie has billeted both
on the treasury, one as a deputy United
State marshal and the other as deputy
collector of internal revenue to the chief
chosen by him. lie will make no ex
ruse for preferring his boys to the poli
tlcian who would like to occupy their
place. He believes in taking care of
'number one' and thinks the man worse
than an infldel who does not provide for
bis household at tbe public eipense.
Lanuston, the negro, who ts a contest
ant for a seat in congress from the Fourth
Virginia district, announces that he will
support M shone, provided that Mabone,
the Virginia state republican committee,
the national republican committee and
the administration will support him
(Langston) in his contest for a seat in
tbe house. To appreciate, tbe coolness
of this announcement it roust be remem
bered that Langston ran for congress on
an independent ticket, the regular re
publican nominee having been named by
Mahono. A democrat was elected, and
Lanirston is contesting the seat on tbe
ground . that the Mahone people, stole
votes cast for him. No matter what Ma
bone and the rrt may promise, it is very
safe to say that Langston will not occupy
that seat in the next congress.
It would be difficult for the angel of
death to have selected a more conspicu
ous figure In congress than the lion. S.
S. Cox. He was one of the oldest and
ablest members of tbe bouse of represen
tative. A democrat from principle, he
wits always found on the side of tbe peon
pie, and though a thorough partisan,
commanded tbe respect and hearty good
will of his political opponents. During
his long career in conpresa not a breath
of suspicion against bis honesty was
ever raised, and to this sterling quality
was willed that of generosity and un
bounded kindness. While his reputation
for wit and humor was national, his
prominence in public affairs was due
solely to his gigantic intellect, which
made him a leader on his side of tbe
house. His numerous literary efforts al
so displayed his rare mental iower.
Withal he was a man of whom there are
Dot enough representative in this day.
and whoM.' loss will he almost national in
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ciMiipii.v. of rt. J'.iin-litirT, Vt, how a
pn (it uf Vi or i- lit. ii th.- total Htm-lc.
I' in anl Hint Oh lUmiinct.m Pnprr enrn
ruiiv tinai Mild il plnnt nt VUrt. trn, N. T.,
to mi r'.uirlMi rn.hriti fur tl.,'i,i00.
Th U.lr of .Mm Mmul, of Ilingimmtnti,
N V., nhi'v n-'iimlion il mnri.k. at Niagara
F.l wa r.'ri. r.f miIIt in t wilm pali-h,
w.i, tn :-n fr.iin th i Inrlnn4 Tnvtuf.
'lh" I'.nrtoii t.lo L. roni.-r of Van fiuran
iinil Clinton uttr in Chimg.i, wan d
froyl l.y ftrn W .liia Inv for the wnnd
t ill" ii Inn II months, nt a !. of 4."i,l 00,
yiiwii Virlonn' jrrunil-Kon-iii-lu w i otill
in tuck 1 1 11 jrifif linrw Ifciimraii won th
HI I. (f.-r HUk"i WmIim hv. Fir nn nlljr-nl
aeriiiK nt with liii wife, 1'riiirpMi Lnuine,
Mm nion. T I,.. win mi hor- raiv in all lo
t elinrilulilH .iirMM.
Hf-nrr JoliiMon, a nilorl ilirk hand, mi
with fl r.nnp iiiioii. pn-ripitatMl into Mir
t'liimi'o rifr WnliMNilav tv th breaking
of a cn'l ink. JoIumui wh tlm only oih
"""of lh i hii ninl.t hwiiii nii'l heroically
l i'l -v twwuin-4 t'"iT llv drown
ing ninn Klwnr.t tl. win. rtx.wmsi to
fur JuIiii-iiu iv. ii 1. 1 r.'urli linn.
II Wn a Wnolly Vtr,r.
SraAi t a, N. Y . n.-r. IA Joint ni.
on, a l.i ami luirly N M nmn, who
ranw to thm eify a fw month ago, waa
nit TlirliV ni'Ut l.y I f.lliflliMII W. A.
Ilran I. Tli- clti.-.T ntifiiiitl to arrmt
UlrnMin for fnat iliivnir ami In nt.rou ron
liK't. Tli N'M Mi'xi. nii. who niWnil'it Uav
liii; town an. I nn en .l' nroun.l Imhling bin
frw i.li i.' -l l.v. r-.i l. nn4 in thn iitmir
r1. thm f iII..-.h h w in ihnt l.y tlw mihir
limn I. ill littlf Iim I MiibTtMimil of bin
r fi.r-rv Tli-i i Hi -, r mn wimmly injurnd
in th II-ht.
Went a W hole l.l of Itamsire Money.
ItHiMiki.r.v, N V., Kept. I J -Mrs. Dr.
Mary Jonm, proprietress of a woman' hos
pital, ha sued Tlie P.k for .V,ms dam
ae. for liU-l, the 11 1 I lihol Iwing the
pulilicsti.iii of chiirs of milpr intirw, mur.
der, fortrry, cnn.ir:u r mi l lrciny in con
nection with tlie treatment of ntinnte in tha
Wvnnilng Preparing for MialehmMl.
t lirTXMsr., T., KyU 12 The state
b'Ml couviuitioii yesterdsy iiidiird the fed
eral coiiKtitiitn.il. Proi)ithMis were pra
se 11 teil fixing wtlnrtea for state ofllcars, pro
viding thut all fees shall he turnod into tbe
treasury, and making tlm rzmnilltiire of
money to secure prefurment a felony. The
piank dinfrniii-hising women was reported
unfavorably. Twitliirds of tbe delegates
favor universal femnbi suffrage. Tbe lower
house of the iegmliitiire is to have thirty-one
The in Slnnler Trial.
Chicaiio, Sept 10. Twenty -live men of
tba ninth venire nnd six of the tenth were
examined in the Cronin trinl yesterday. Ten
peremptory challenges were used, flva be
ing re liU'd toaiichsidit Three men were
nil over when the court adjourned last
night Judge MrConnull recoriisd an order
fur tlie prosecutioa to permit tha experts
named by the defense to examine the blood
stained piece of wood and plaster taken
from tbe Curlsou cottage shortly after tbe
Says It Vs IlllliiigV risloU
Waterum., la.. H-pt. 12. In the Billings
trial ytaterday Will lllune swore that but
one shot was fired when Kiugsluy waa
k lied, and Mint the pistol found near tbe
d-i man belonged to Billing. B.rveral
witnesses contradict Hlane as tn tha number
of shot, docluring that I hero were two.
Wasiiinotom CfTT, Kept Vi. Tbe presi
dent late last evening madn tba following
appointments: Collectors of internal reve
nue, John K Lotbrop, of Iowa, for the Third
district of Iowa, and James W. lisarne, of
Tsxas, fur tua Fourth district of Tsxaa.
Heavy Loss of Life in the Great
FIFTY DEAD IN DELAWARE BAY.
DMtrartloa to Traawla Eatlmatml at 9
000,000 Par lion Mtnatloa of Womaa
at Ocvaa City Tha Snrl BrMklai la th
StMionl Floors t tka Hotala He role
Aft l m Photoaraphar ACat-Hoat Lost
with All Baada Othar IMsaatara.
PRlLADCLrnia, Sept. 11 Lata dispatches
tat that tbe storm Tuesday wa tbe mnt
furious known to tha oldest inhabitant. Tbe
beach from Ilehoboth to Lewa is strewn
with wreck. It is thought at least fifty Uvea
were lost In Delaware bay. Man were aeen
clinging to tbn rigging of the (till sinking
Yflk-t-U, frantioaUy yelling for help. Tbe
life-aaving crrwa were powerlena to render
aiaitantw, owing to the tury of the gale. It
was a terrible niht to witnesa. Their bodie
were washej aitbore ymtrJay morning, and
wereburied in tha aand along tha water. Tba
losa to vmael property at tha breakwater
will reach, it I thought, 5, 000,000.
A Frw rthaatly Itatall.
A special diipatch to Tba Philadelphia
Rworil from Lewea, Did , Hays: The lorn of
tile in Delaware bay by tbe storm has been
alinmt at heavy ax during the great blittard
of I! arch, 8Vi Three ooal-laden afhoainers
tba J. & U Bryan, tha Walter F. Parknr,
and the Kate K. Mnrve hare been sunk at
Fourteen- Koot lnk, and of twenty -three
persons on board, only two are known to tie
savetL It is reported tbat two othr acbooo
trs have gone down with all on board, swell
ing the low of lire lo thirty-five. The two
urvivort of tha wrecks are Slate Jac-otaon
and Steward Hunter, of tha J. ft L. Hryan,
who bad a terrible experience all night Ion if ,
and drifted ashore seventeen miles from tbe
scene of the wreck.
Hlowa Into the llolllng Surf.
A despatch received from Atlantic City,
via Absecora, N. J., give tbe following par
ticulars of Tuesday's storm: Tbe wind
reached a velocity of ovur sixty -two miles
an hour. The sea beat twenty fet hih
above the inlet pavilions. There was great
alarm ainoiii tbe visitors and renidn(s. A
woman holding a child in ber arms was
lifted up by tba wind and thrown into the
water near tbe Howard pier. sir. Walter
Field, photographer. Jumped in aud rescued
the woman and cbiht
Raerued la Boats.
The people living in the houm beyo nd
Baltic avenue and the Thoroughfare had to
he taken from second story windows in
boa tn by men who rowed out for that pur
pose. These people are mostly negroes and
very poor. Many of their Jiuinhle dwell
ings are ruined. Hi. Monica's Kotnan Cath
olic church at Chelsea was badly damaged.
In fact, hardly a hotel or residence along
the water front escaped dnmae, and some
are nearly ruined.
ROUGH ON THE YACHTS.
ftrorea of tha hall Mater Karri- Scat
New York, Sept. 11 The river front
yesterday began to assume their wonted ap
pearance, the rise of water having to a great
extent diminished, and nearly all tbe cellars
and warehouses which were flooded Tuesday
by the extraordinary high tide, been pumped
out. Tbe damage will be very great. Along
tbe Harlem river to tbe Harlem bridge
every house east of First avenue was flooded
in tbe cellars By far tbe greatest loners
are the yacht clubs along the river front
Out of a fleet of thirty yachts only one
remains in front of the Harlem Yacht club
house. Some are sunk, and others are
bigb and dry in the club yard, cast up by
the heavy seas, while tbe balance of the
fleet dragged tb'lr anchors, and are distrib
uted along the river from Hellgate to Fort
Schuyler. Tbe big fl.-et of tbe Knicker
bocker Yacht club at ki scattered. Out of
sixty yachts nut one held to Its anct-orage in
tbe teeth of the gala, and the Ynrarille
club Is also loser by the disappearance of
two of It yachts
SITUATION AT OCEAN CITY.
Wavea Streaking lata fieennd Floors of
Hotels Kewu I ng the Women.
Salihhcht, Md., Sept. l'i The destruc
tion wrought by tbe storm at Oi-eun City is
great. All the porch coluiqp at the hotels
anal cottage are washed away, tha doort
and windows broken, and furniture is float
ing about tbe beach. Tbe seas Tuesday
night were breaking Into tha sconl story of
the Atlantic hotel and Congrena lutll, and
waves ran six feet deep through the hotels.
The furniture is floating in the rooms. A
train was sunt Tu'slay night to rescue tiie
dweller nn the Istach. The work was done
by a large number of men joining hands and
wailing through the water waist dep. They
brought the women to tbe car one hjone,
seated on their Joined hands.
Tha Men Possibly All Alive.
Washington Citt, Sep, 11 The navy
department baf received a telegram from
Commandant Simpson, at Annapolis, stating
that a Ixatt was sent from tbe monitor Pas
saic Tuesday ta aid tbe steam launch Swan.
The boat contained an oflli-er and five sea
man, and it was also awamneiL Tha nfll..
I and two mm wen snWHaMttly iHcka.1 up
by a scbooner. 1 ha otbar three men have
not been beard nf, but Commandant Simp
aim says he thinks they also have been picked
up by some passing vessel. Tbe Paetaic was
on her way to Baltimore to take part in the
ham lionibardrneht of PL Mcilenry, when
the disaster occurred.
Ioseaa of M rerked Veasela.
Lkwkh, Iiel., Sept li Tbe storm was
till raging here yesterday morning. Tbe
name are given of eleven wrecked vessel,
and there are mbably doo-m mare to be
beard from. The ship WilUatn IL Grace,
for Ililladeli liia, 4s ashore air the Caiie,with
insita gutie and tlie aia breaking over bur.
Tbe achiNitii'r J. and L. Bryan, Copt. I). L.
Hisley, coal from Puilailelphla, weut to
pieces on Fourteen Foot K-uik Tuesday night
The crew came ashore on pieces of wreck,
but four of thecrow are undoubtedly lost
One man on tbe raft died aud was thrown
tim Ureal Itamace at Atlantic Pity.
Philadelphia, Sept Vi The Reading
railroad suc-eed in getting the first wire
into Atlantic City yesterday afternoon. Tbe
Joyful tuiws I sent over it lo Kaighas Point
was: "No hotels destroyed and no lives lost"
A later despatch says that it is hardly lik'dy
tbat rummtiuioatiiMi by ruil will I mi estab
lished for two or threw clays Two iruttage
are said to have ln-en wnntied away 011 U .Uie
Probably List In the Ntorm.
Uiw Hat. Coon., S.-pt PA Rev. C.
M. Pegg, Oeorge N. Harford, Jacob Smith,
and Capt Daniel Craft, of Norwnlk. left
tbat place in an eighteeu-foot cat-boat Mon
day afternoon for Long Island, aud it is
feared tbey were lost in tbe storm, which
raged shortly afterward.
A DROP IN THE EARTH.
The Cave-In Near Wtlkeabarre, Fa., m Dis
Wilkkkbarrk, Pa., Sept IA Tbe big
cave-in at No. 5 colliery, Poke Hollow, is
wore than at first reported. Tbe disaster ia
tbe greatest that has occurred in the coal re
gions for year In nme places tbe earth
has gone down over twenty feet Tha loss
to tha mine owners will exceed IlilO.MlO.
Luckily there were no dwellings on tbe
tract. II will take month to put lb mine
in working order, aud about I,5u0 men and
boy will be thrown out of work. Twenty
five men were at work in tbe mine when tbe
crash came, but all of them managed to es
cape in safety. Tba bottom has fallen out of
number of collar in the neighborhood, and
a fariuJhoue near by ha partially toppled
An Old-Tlena Teleejrapher'e Jteata.
Ba-LLxrowTAWE, O., Bept 1& Milt El
liott, an old-time telegraph operator, who
hail Just returned froii OH Mexico, while
attempting to leave th 1 train on the Cincin
nati, Sandusky & Clei eland railroad yester
day morning, fell nnde r th car. The wheels
paaaed over bis neck, completely levering
tha head from hi body. He waa unmarried
Blew On Side t f Bis Read Oft.
Belfast, N. Y., Bej t ia Edward Burt,
aged 20 years, son of ex-Supervisor H. B.
Burt, of the town of Allen, accidentally
hot himself while hunting Monday evening.
One aide of hi head v as completely blown
Off, and death wa insttntaneous.
LONDON'S MURDER MYSTERY.
A Rumor That Hell-Known and Ee
ventrte, Surgeeti Is gnspeeted.
Lokdow, Kept 12, Tba inquest yesterday
in the case of th w man whose headless
body was discovered in the Whitechapel dis
trict Taeaday morning was conducted with
rloaed door, and ex inordinary precaution
were taken to prevent ' he medical teetimony
in the case being mad, public. The rumor
is afloat, but cannot be traced to an authori
tative source, tbat on of the doctor ha
pointed out that tha torgical work of tha
fiend who committed U a murder boar a re
markable resemblance in certain feature to
peculiarities which hiive frequently been
noted by tha professio 1 in the work of a
well-known London Burgeon, a man of the
highest standing in b profession, but ex
ceedingly eccentric. 1 be police maintain a
discreet silonoe, and refuse to either deny or
to verify the rumor. Tbey appear to be
active, however, and their conduct indicate
that they have a clue o ' some sort
COLORED PEOPLE EXCITED.
Mi Clergymen Tell of Their Experience
la Teal essee.
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept Pi The Col
ored Baptist association of the western state
ami terntori. is bold in; its annual semioo
in this city, with a large number of minis
ters in attendance. E K Love and five
others reached this city yesterday morning,
and told the tale of the outrage perpetrated
against them at Box ley, Tenn., a they came
over the Fast Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia
railroad, claiming that they bad purchased
first-class tickets, but ere driven from the
pas-wMig.n coach at Box ley by tout; ha Tbe
story excited the convei tion to such a pitch
tbat nearly the entire dty was speut in dis
cussing the situatinu of th c dored people in
the south. A resolution was adopted calling
on the president to gie that protection to
tbe race tbat ia accordet. to other citixens of
tbe United States.
Wants the later-Stale Uv Repealed.
Bositon, Sept 14 Tie United States -n-ate
committee on relations with Canada !
gan its public bearing in this city yester
day morning. Tbe firtt witness hoard wa
Representative Monte, of Canton. He said
the customs laws bet weon this country aud
Canada are impossible 01 enforcement, and
tbat if Canada would conform its protective
tariff to ours and consent to a just adjust
ment of the fishery dift culty, he would fa
vor a reciprocity treaty. Tbe inter-state
commerce law he considered most unjust to
American railroads, driving business away
to parallel lines in Cana la. The law should
be repealed. It is an outrageous interfer
ence with private rights If not repealed,
something must be done to protect our rail
roads from Canadian competition.
Preferred a a iiio'f with Money.
HonuKEN, N. J., Sept li Miss Anna
Holta has begun a suit for tl0,u00 damages
for breach of promise 0 marriage against
Charles Sun kle. Mis Holtz is a sister of
Henry Holtz, a druggist, who committed
suicide in Hotioken a year ago. Miss Holtz
and Sunkle became engaged to be married.
A few days before tbe edding was to take
plaoe Holtz committed suicide, and the mar
riage was postponed. Holtz left all his
worldly possessions to bis widow. Before he
had been dead a month, t is alleged, Sunkle
began to make love to tt e widow and dis
carded hi fiance. He married the widow
in another month, and si ice then tbey have
tieen conducting tbe drui; store together.
Moldlera Monument Dedicated.
Crystal Lakk, I Is., frpt 12. There was
a large gathering of old soldiers here yester
day on tbe occasion of the dedication of a
soldiers' monument in tbo cemetery, about a
mile from Nunda, near here Tbe monu
ment is a shaft of whi e bronze of artistic
design, twenty-five feet b gh and surmounted
by a life-sized statue of an infantry soldier.
Senator Cullnm was tlie rinciial speaker of
The Inter-State Association.
C'niCAiiii, Sept li .'he business trans
acted at the sixth regular monthly meeting
of tbe managers of the I iter-State Railway
association yesterday wi largely routine.
Tbe most important mat r considered was
the subject of rntes to an I from Causes and
Nebraska pointa, which he Hues interested
have for several weeks bi-en trying to read
just. Tba matter was finally referred to a
special Ixstrd of arbitration.
CONGRESSMAN CQK'S FUNERAL.
A 1.1st of rail-Hearer nnd Alternates
Messages of Hj mpathy.
Nrw York, Sept. 12. The funeral of a
S. Cox will take place t vmsrrtw morning
at the Presbyterian cfaurc Tenth street and
University place. Tbe following gentlemen
have lieen selected as pU -bearer but sev
eral change in the list may prove neceasary:
Gen. Sherman, Vice Pre dent Morton. J. T.
Kimliell, (ten. F. A. W Uksr, ex-Attorney
General Garland, ex-C-overnor Hoadly,
Charles A. liana and CoL CockerUL A list
of alternate pall-tmarer Lroludea tha name
of ex-President Ctevelaid, Governor Hill,
Hon. A. G. Tburman, Chief Justice Fuller,
Senator Beck, Thomas Et'ing and Senator
Letters of synipatuy hare been received by
Mrs. Cox from many noted personages, in
cluding ex-President Cleveland, Governor
H.ll, Senator Voorbees, V. S. Hoi man and
Senator Hiscock. Among those who left
cards at tbe door yeafe rday were Murat
Halstead. Clifton R. Bteckenrtdge, Mayor
Grant, O. R Po)r, a V. White and Post
master Van Cott
Flags on municipal nUldings will be
placed at half -mast during tbe funeral
Dympathy from tha Jews.
Wabhiiotoh Citt, rVpt 12. Hon. Si
mon Wolf, president of U e Jewish order, O.
K. S. B., has sent the following telegram
to Alexander Reinstein, t le secretary of tbe
order: "Hon. a a Cox, friend of Israel
iu and out of con press, bat fallen. I recom
maud memorial aeivicet throughout th
ADVICE OR INTIMIDATION.
. Knotty Qnestlwa C ol lea t Relating
to tha London Strike.
Lonnoif, Sopt Iul Tie dock manager
sent a representative yeatwday to Chief of
Police Monro, imploring him to take step
ta prevent the striking It borer from post
ing piokets about their promisee for tbe pur
pose of intimidating men vho have been en
gaged to work on the docki . Tbeaemen, they
ay, are willing and anxious to go to work,
but are frightened off by tbe threatening
language and menacing conduct of tbe pick
ets. Tbe chief of polio replied that he held
himself ready to protect the companie in
tbeir right, and it thoee were being inter
fered with be would take aucb steps as
seemed neceasary to prevent a continuance
of such interference.
A Fine Point f Law.
The proposal, bowev-, involved a flue
question of law, and he should prefer, before
taking any action, to ad via himself a to tbe
point The picket probably had a right,
under tbe law, toaccost ron on tbe pub
lic highway, and advise thorn to refrain from
work, and if tbeir action amounted to no
more than this be did not see hia way clear
to using tbe police for 1 heir suppression.
J 11st the point where advic stopped and in
timidation began might 1 a difficult mat
ter to determine, tha mor 1 especially if per-
e is who are claimed to have been intimi
dated make no complsiiit Ha advise the
dock manager to reduce &eir oumplaint to
writing, and to indicate at th same time
what particular law or ordinance tbey
eUuued tbe pickets ware v iolatiog.
Pension Office to Have
GEN. VOELE'S ALLEGED ULTIMATUM
Tha Corporal Mnat Go or a New Interior
Secretary Ba Selected Tha Cabinet
Wrestles with the Difficulty for Two
Hoars CoL Dudley Called from Phila
delphia to Advise th Commissioner, and
th Result Speculation a to the Com
ing Man Can e of tlie Bow.
Chicago, Sept li A special to Tha
Herald from Washington City ay Corporal
Tanner sent a letter of resignation as com
missioner of pension to the president laat
night at midnight by MarshallJDaniel Ran-
dell, who haj been the mutual friend in the
matter. Tbe special further says tbat CoL
W. W. Dudley, who has been in New York
and Philadelphia on business, while in the
latter city, received several telegram from
Mr. Tanner. In response to thsm be took
the limited to Washington City last night,
and a soon aa he arrived in
the city, drove ' out to Tanner
suburban home, and there discussed the sit
uation with the commboioner and several
other mutual friends, and helped tbem in
dite the letter of resignation. There is a
story tbat Tanner will not accept any other
government position if it is tendered him,
but that he will go into tbe pension business
in this city. It is also said tbat both Dud
ley and Lemon are already making offers
lo have bim join their clH.'es.
REPORT FROM THE CAPITAL.
A Day of Rumor and Conferences A
. Cabinet Consultation.
Washington Citt, Sopt li The air is
full of rumors having for their foundation
the belief that the days of Corporal Tanner
as commissioner of pensions are numbered.
The commissioner was absent from bis poet
yesterday morning, and Deputy Commis
sioner Smith was acting in hi place. It was
stated at tbe pension ofllne that Tanner
was expected back at noon, but he had not
returned at 1 p. m, , and this gave rise to
very positive statements tbat he had been
susiended. Tbe common report was that
Secretary Noble had said to tbe president
that in view of the facts developed in tbe in
vestigation of tbe pension office by the com
mission appointed by him f'.-r that purpose,
he could not countenance tbe continuance of
Commissioner Tanner in office, and tbat if
some summary action was not taken his own
resignation would be at the president's dis
posal. Considered by the Cabinet.
The whole matter was tlie subject of pro
tracted conference at the executive mansion
yesterday between the president and most
of hia cabinet officers. Informal confer
ence war held during the day between the
president and Secretaries Noble and Tracy,
but tlie formal cabinet meeting to discuss
the matter did not convene until nearly 4
p. m., and lasted until about 6 o'clock in
the evening. Secretary Noble was with the
president aa early as It o'clock. He brought
with him tbe report of the committee which
has investigated re-rating in the pension
office during Commissioner Tanner's admin
istration, presumably to be used as an ar
gument for securing the commissioner's va
cation of tbe office. Members of tbe cabinet
are extremely reticent about what happened
at tha meeting. The president, however,
authorised a representative of the United
Presa to state that Commissioner Tanner had
not bean removed, and that be had not asked
for tbe commissioner's resignation.
Tanner Rafuse to Talk.
Commissioner Tanner last night declined
to talk about tlie imbroglio, further than to
ay tbat be had not been suspended and had
not resigned. Effort are undoubtedly being
made to induce tbe commtasionor to resign.
by offering him another equally lucrative
and honorable position; but whether be will
yield to such pcrsuaHicMi is not known, and
further conferences and more time is needed
to settle tbe matter.
Speculation a to a Successor.
Now .that it ia generally believed that
Commissioner Tanner will vacate or must
go, rumor is rife with candidate to succeed
him. Ex-Pension Agent Poole, of New
York, and ex-Comrressmen Brown, of Ohio.
1 and Thomas, of Illinois, are already nien-
tiotio.1, among others, for the place.
Charges Against the Corporal.
If Corannesioner Tanner is removed from
the head of the pension office it will be on
charges of ineflicioncy and indiscretion,
based on his action in making special a large
number of pension cases, on the action of
his suttordinate in making re-ratings for
each other, and on tlie speeches and inter
views credited to the courmiiwiouer in tha
newspapers, and whose authenticity be ha
not denied. The commission investigating
tbe re-rating in the office has reported from
time to time to the secretary of the interior
tha discovery of wholesale re-rating among
tbe employes of the ofnoa; to the partial ex
clusion of other pensioners. It W thought
tbat this report will be ready in a few day,
and will be given to the public in justiflca
t on of the president's action, if be should
remove tbe ooraniimioner.
Tha VlrM. PrMld.nl raMHluO.
Vice I'midsnl Murtoo arrtvad Umrm y ter
day from New York, and called at tbe White
House Inst evening while the president and
hia cabinet were considering the case of
Pensioner Commissioner Tanner. He wa
bown into tbe cabinet-room and joined in
Some More (Speculation.
Chicago, Sept l'i A Washington City
special say tbat Tanuer is to succeed Geo.
Hoaecrans as register of the treasury, and
that Congressman McKinley, of Ohio, has
been offered the position of commissioner of
fiensioii. McKinley left Chicago last night
for New York to attend the funeral o! Con
gressman Cox. From there he will go to
n asbington City, but it is understood that
he will decline tbe position, as he has strong
hopes of becoming speaker of the house.
Aa Alleged Offer to Maj. Warner.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Sept li Maj. Will
iam -V arner is reported to have left Kansas
city last night lor vi asbington, in response
to a telegram from the president or the sec
retary of tbe interior, asking bim if bo would
accept tbe position of commissioner of pea
sions to succeed Commissioner Tanner in
case the latter should be removed.
Forger Shertnaa Arrested in Canada.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept li Wilson H.
Sherman, of grain-ahortage fame, who is
wanted on charges of forgery, was arrested
at lor on to yesterday afternoon. Tbe pris
oner wa remanded till the 19th inst, and
will be tried then by Judge McDougall in bis
chambers at Toronto.
Car and Locomotive Painters.
Chicago, Sopt li Tbe Master Car and
Locomotive Painter association of the
United State commenced ita twentieth an
nual convention at tbe Tremont house y
terday morning. About aeventy-five dele
gate from all over the country were pres
ent Tbe association include in ita mem
bership tbe names of almost every head of a
railway paint shop in the country.
Arrested for Stealing Railway Tickets.
BcrrAXO, N. Y., Sept 12. Frank John
on. a conductor on tbe New York Central
railroad, and Eiward L. Badgley, one of
tha gatamen at the station bore, were ar
rested by detectives her Taeaday night
The complainant Is W. R. Gillett, auditor of
the road, and the oumplaint is that the men
havs been tealing tioket and aelliag taem
A Crushing Fine for a Railway.
Chicago, Sept 10. At yesterday after
noon' meeting of the Western Freight aa
ciation th St Paul and Kansas City road
wa adjudged to be guilty of violating tha
agreement in regard to rata on live stock,
ana was nneq f wsj,
The Bloody Work of Regulators
CRUEL MURDER NEAR LAFAYETTE,
Diabolical Detail of th Bntehery of
Cormier and III Young Daughter The
Old Han's Head Nearly Shot Off and Hia
Child' Throat Cut from Kar to Ear
Shameful Story of Rental Outrage In an
Alleged Civilised Country.
Nxw Orleans, Sept 12. A special from
Lafayette, this state, gives the horrible par
ticulars of the murder six mile from that
plaoa Monday night of Rosemoud Carmkr
and hia 15-year-old daughter, as elicited at
the coroner's inquest, as follows: Rosamond,
wbo wa over 60 year of age, was whipped
and ordered to leave some mont h ago by a
band of regulator. He did not leave. It
appears that about 10 o'clock Monday night
a party of masked men rode up to his bouse
and demanded admittance, anL on being re
fused, broke down the door. Tbe old man
fired both barrels of a shotgun into tbe
crowd, killing a man named John Judica.
Rosemond then fled, pursued by tha now en
raged party, who fired repeatedly at the
Moat Devilish Atrocity.
They overtook him about 200 yards from
hia house and blew the entire back part of
hi head off, and then crushed in tbe frontal
bone by blows with their guns. The body
of Rosalie lay stretched in front of tbe cabin
yesterday morning, with her throat cut from
ear to ear. The little cabin was riddled with
bullets from Winchester rifles and smaller
arms, about 3K) ball having been flred into
it As the cabin was an isolated one tbe
coroner's jury could And no evidence incrim
inating any one.
Other Brntal Work. "1
Tbe body of masked men who murdered
Rosemond and his daughter numbered about
thirty. The regulators, before reaching
Cormier's house, severely whipped two
negroes, Lucien Montgomery and Joseph, I
alias "Toby" Cobb. The victims are fear
fully lacerated on their backs, and received
ugly wounds about the head and face, in -
dieted with instruments made by attaching
a piece of buggy trace aliout two feet long
to a handle made of wood of about the same
Cobb says tbe crowd came to his house on
Monday night, and with oaths demanded
admittance. Being refused they broke down
the door and took himself and Montgomery
down tbe road quite a distance, and there
beat them unmercifully for nearly half an
hour. He did not recognise them, as thev
were all masked, one Iwing dressed in
women's clothing. He could not give any
explanation as to why be was flogged, but
did not afcribe it to politics. He heard the
men say something to Lucien about "voting
for Miner," but could not remember what
Cobb Was a Fighter.
It i learned that aliout two months ago
Cobb had a negro school teacher living witb
bim, and this man was ordered to leave. Not
doing so, a party want to Cobb's bouse one
night and demanded that the teacher be
given up, whereupon Cobb grew angry and
tired into the crowd, wounding two of tbem.
Since tbat time vengeance has been vowed
upon him, and it waa wreaked Monlny
Coftdi, when seen, was in bed, and will re
main there for several month before he re
covers from the severe castigation adminis
tered to bim. It is the opinion of the sheriff
tbat other parties were wounded in Lafay
ette Tuesday night, but so far nothing defi
nite has ten ascertained in this respect
The Dressed Beef Inquiry.
Kansas Citt, Ma, Sept 12. Tb senate
dressed beef investigation committee ad
journed yesterday to meet at the cajl of the
chairman. Tbe member of tbe oommittee
left fur their home yesterday afternoon.
Several railroad men testified that no' special
freight rates were made to the packers. F.
H. Brice and other retail butchers testified
tbat the packers hat forced tbem to buy the
dressed product by selling at a price much
cheaper than tbey could slaughter.
Nearly Killed the Wrong Man.
Kvaksvillc, Iud., Sept IA James F.
Rose, a young son of Dr. W. R. Rose, walked
into a saloon last evening and was instantly
attacked by John Cook, a hotel runner, who.
mistaking lum for another man, used a knife
with protwbly fatal effect, cutting his face
almost to pieces. Oook was knocked down.
but getting on his feet renewed his attack.
He was arrested. Young Rosa is in a crit
Conference of Charities.
San Francisco, Sept 11 Tbe National
Conference of Charities opened bare last
night Many eastern delegate are in attend
ance, ani'Sig tbem timing Bishop Gillespie, of
Grand Rapids, Miuh., wbo will preside. At
lust night1 preliminary meeting governor
Waterman and Mayor Pond welunmed th
visitor, and suitable response wore made.
after which a reception wa held at the Occi
M'AULIFFE STOPS KILLEN.
The Pacific Coast Champion a Winner la
Raw Fkaciuoo. Her, li A fight to a
finish, Clneeneberry rales, between fat K ti
le n, heavy-weight champion of tha north
west, and Jo McAulilTe, ex-champion heavy
weight of the Pacific coast, for a purse of
f '2,500, $5(10 to the loser, took place at tbe
Golden Gate Athletic club last night Mc-
AulifTe weighed 203 pounds and Killen lttS.
Tbe fight was Mac's from the beginning,
Killen getting the worst of it in each round.
In the iiftb Killen was daned by the last
blow, and could have been knocked out, but
Mac did not follow him up. The fight was
finished in tbe seventh round, by an upper
cut while I'at was clinging to tlie ropes, al
most done for.
Complaint Agaiu.t a Consul.
London, Sept 12. The Vossiche Zsituug,
speaking of tbe protests wbich the Berlin ex
porters have raised against tb methods uf
Mr. Edwards, tbe American consul iu that
city, says that if there were no other cause
of complaint, the fact that Mr. Edwards ia
totally ignorant of tba German language is
in iteelf ufOi-ient to prove a serious draw
back to the tiusiness oi his oitioo. Tbe pro
testa of the Berlin merchants are against
Secretary Edwards, the consul' brother, as
well aa against the consul bimaslL The
merchants say that these two, by their un
business-like methods, are destroying all
trade witb America.
A Gotham Editor In the ltasttle.
Niw York, Sept 12. E. D. Mann, editor
of Town Topics, was arrested in court y
terday on a charge of criminal libel, stating
in his paier that Dr. Allen McLane Hamil
ton's father, the lata Philip Hamilton, had
two wive and two set of children. The
statement occurred in an article on the Rob
ert Ray Hamilton matter. Dr. Hamilton ia
the complainant Mann declined to plead at
present, aud was committed to tbe Tombs.
Pilots Carried Off to Europe.
nxw i ore, Bept 12. iv iue pilots were
carried out yesterday ou steamers which
they wers guiding from port They could
not find pilot boats outaide to bring them
back. Some will have to take involuntary
trips to Europe.and others to southern porta.
tsy law they are entitle to receive g25 per
week and first clai board during their en
forced absence from port
Croke and Parnoll la Conference.
London, Sept 18. Archbishop Croke and
Parnell held a long confereuoe in Dublin yes
terday over the new Tenant' league. Im
portant result are expected to flow from tbe
Rkmsa and Dopow a Bona.
New York, Sept. 13. Among the passen
ger arriving by the steamer City of New
York ywsterday war Senator 8 barman and
Cbanncey M. Depw.
PARLOR AND BEDROOM SUITES & CARPETS,
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TELEPHONE NO. 1053.
Too Iainp for Itase ltll.
CniCAo, rVpt. li All tl.o gami-s of the
league and association bus hall clubs yes
terday were prevented by rain. The West
ern league was luckier, and played the fol
lowing: At SIiiiieili8 Minneaolis 10,
Pes Moines 1 ; at St. 1'aul Milwaukee 12,
Nt. Paul at Sioux City Oirntba 3, Sioux
Jarice Ciroflr Will et the Place.
Washington Citt, Sept Id. It is now
definitely settled that Judge Groff, of
Oniaha, will lie appointed commissioner of
the general land ofHce. Judge OroflT was the
leading candidate for intor-tate commerce
commissioner against Ju 1-re Voasey, of Ver
mont, wbo recently receired that appoint
ment. Lynch Iisposes of Two Men.
Charlotte, N. C, Sept. li A sjvcial to
tbe Chronicle says that Frank Stack, a
white man, and Dave Rxwio, colored, were
lynched at Morgnnton, Burke county, about
o'clock yesterday morning, by a mob of
150 men, who overpowered the jiilor and
broke open the prisoners' celL Stick was in
jail on the charge of shooting Ilohert Parker
last August, and Boone was charged with
killing Eli Holder, a wbite man, at a camp
ing ground about two weeks &o. It is said
tbat Boone con f esse. I, but tbat Stack pro
tested hi innocence to the last The jailer
claims to have ruftie nized three of the lynch
ing party, and warrants have boen issued
for tbeir arrest.
Ilolshey Itound Orcr for Murder.
Bessemer, Mich., Sept l'A Holiliey, the
young train robber who terrorized Michigan
and Wisconsin all summer, and was cap
ture.! at Republic a week ago, had his pre
liminary hearing at this place yesterday,
and was bound over to tbe circuit conrt on
the double chare of mldiery and murder.
He will have his trial at the October term.
Th court room was packed with people
anxious to see the man whose exploits have
occupied so large a share of public attention
Races at Chicacn.
Chicaoo, Sept 12. Tbe races at the Wost
Side course yesterday wore won as follows:
Wimiiior, mile. 1:02; Elsie B., ? mile
heats. l:i.V4, 1:15; T.nlike, 1 mllea.
1:45,V; Jack Cocks. mile, 1 :-".)'; Sli
ding. 'K mile, l:2Ht
Boulangrr and Itorhelort lroseribed.
Paris, Sept 12,. The prefect of tbe Seine
has refused to accept the declarations of can
didature for nh'iiihersliip in the chamber of
deputies mali by tit ii. lioulanger and Henri
Tammany Has a New Sachem.
New York, Sept 12. A. B. Tapiian was
yesterday elected grand sachem of Tammnny
hall, in place of Sheriff Flack, resigned.
The Weather We May Expert
Washington Citt, Srpt li-Thc followlnc
are tbe weather indicat ions for the thirty-eix
hours from 8 p. ni. yesterday: ror Indiana
Fair weather: nn I'lmnife in temperature.
northerly winds. For Mli hluan and Wiscon
sin Fair weather, except in wet-tern p irtion
of Wisconsin and upisr Mii liimn, licht rains;
muth colder, exci'i'l in southeastern portion
of lower Michigan, stationary temperature;
northerly winds. For Iow a Fair weal her. ex
cept in eastern portion: liiht rains; lower
temperature; northerly wiud. ror Illinois
Fair weather, except in western port inn: light
rains; lower temperature; northerly winds.
Chicago. !Spt. 11.
Quotations on the luiard of trade to-day
were of fodows: Wheat N.i. 2 cpt-4iiiher(
opened TClur, closed October, opened
Tlc. closed TTsc; lie. -ember, ojiened Tf',
rlo d '.K'-TWe. tlnrn No. 2 SeptemU'i,
opened and close I Srjc; Octolier. opened
sc, cltiscd 33s-c: .May, opened 11 ii-V .
closed a'ac. I lt No. 2 September, iipplu.1
snd elwd lesso; Octolier. oenl l!le. lo-tl
Uac; May, oieiied and closed I't'ftc. Port
September, opened and closed (U.liO: Octo
ber, opened ?1l25. closed 11.0-; .Is huh it.
0vned .lfi. clueed f.Ki. Lard September,
opened and closed V'.tM.
Produce: Butter -Fancy Elcin creamery. IS
gblHc per lb: flue dairy. 11. IV: pack in 2 slot k,
TMfc-lo, Exits-vStriitly fresh. Uo-l-V per
do. Poultry Live bens. TH- per lb; roos
ters, 5c; turkey, n&liic: ducks Sc. Potaioes
Mfc I. Ml per bbl. Aiplcs-l.(jtl.2'i per bill.
Uiackborries SOcil$LU per li-qt. case,
Nr.w Vokk. Sept. 11.
Wheat Opened strong at a-lv.inc.-e ran nine
from to toM'per cent, on the unfavorable
showing made by the cro;t rexirt and fur
ther silvan ed in tha early trading. Ju t
before noon a reaction of l' took place; No.
2 red winter cash. eTiSVSK:: do Seplemlier.
tfHc; do Oi toiler. M4c-: do llecembt-r,
KoSe. Com No. 2 mixed cash. t-'V'ttiSe; do
Septein lier. 42hc; do tictolier. 4'.?sc: do No
vember, 42?c. Oate Dull; No. 2 mixed
anh, do Scpteinlier, X1". do 0 tola-r.
-tie; do November. ".Sec. Kye-HulL Barley
Nominal. Pork Dull; mess, $l.'.."i0Jili.U)
for inspected. Lard Quie : Scpicmber. '-.-8;
October, JM.; Novemlwi-. frt.-.T.
Live Stock: Cattle-Native steers, $3.ma4.75;
Texas and Color ido do, t i. hbecp
and Laniba-Selling at full prices in early
t ading.but I niibi weakened licfore the finish,
and clot ine pries showed a decline equal to
I ': "hteu, a 5-4c V ' lamlM. oo-ic.
Hogs Good hoS, f i.;Wup4.;0.
Bay Upland prairie, $A.0O
ttsy Tlmouiy new Jfb&7.UD.
Hay Wild, JO.UUiiW.ju.
Oats New. 0r31c; Old, 25c,
Oosl Sofille: hsirt M.Ou
Cord Wood Oak, i.K; Hickory, ,v
$100 Reward MOO.
The readers of the Daily Arucs will
be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease tbat science has
been able cure in all its stages, and tbat
is catarrh. Hall 'a Catarrh Cure is the
only positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a consti
tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is taken internally, acting directly upon
the blood and mucus surfaces of tbe sys
tem, thereby destroying tbe foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
strength, by building up the constitution
and assisting nature in doing its work.
The proprietors bare so much faith in its
curative powers, tbat tbey offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure. Bend for list of testimonials. Ad
dres, F. J. Cheney & Co, Toledo, O.
bold by druggists, 75c
CAR LOADS OF-
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W. B. BARKER,
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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 goods
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Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
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