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THE BOCK ISLAND AIIGUS, FKID AY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1889.
THE DAILY AIIGUS
JOMW W. POTTER.
FRIGHT. 8 KFTK1TB ER 13. 1889.
TI1K PROPER GRADE.
Tk Hayar'a Reply tm tkn Oppaalilaa
ta the laprtTraral-A Teat The
This morning Mayor McConocblo vent
the appended communication to the
property holders petitioning for a veto to
the ordinance reestablishing the Second
avenue grade between Sixteenth and West
Seventeenth streets, and setting forth his
reasons for declining to comply.. The
' mayor states his ground for refusing to
interfere with the council's action very
Mayou". Orrin, ' I
Rix k Nl.hi, III,, tvpt. 12. tW. t
To Dnrlit Don nml Huina men, property owner
on Hernnit avenue between Nlxteeutli and Seven
Uknti.kmkn: I have carefully consld
ered all the objections raised by you in
opposition to lowerine the grade on Heo
ond avenue. I believe every point at
Issue raised by you was riiac'iaaeri by the
city council pending the paaaaco of the
ordinance. The question of damages was
also raised; the cicy attorney read several
decisions, one bv the supreme court of the
United Slates sustaining the ritfht of
municipal hitdies to raise or lower grades
even though it imtoned hardships upon
a few which would be lieneth-ial to the
The action of the council was not with
out a full knowledge of all the facts,
recognizing the diuVulliea that mluht be
encountered by lowering the grade.
There is no question as to the honesty of
their action, hut as to the wisdom of their
act time alone can demonstrate. As to my
selfI favor uniformity of grades and be
lieve this change should have been made
last April when the estahlMied irraile was
adopted by ordinance. No doubt the
council considered this was their
last chance to correct what has
been universally considered a mistake
In my official capacity I have an aversion
to forcing anything upon the people
which would be a hardship to them, that
could be avoided. But after tbis ques
tion was fully discussed by the chosen
representatives of the people, and the
parties aggrieved were allowed every op
portunity to present their side of the
casa, passing the council by an almost
unanimous vote, would it not look like
an usurpation of power on my part
which they would not be slow to resent
by promptly passing it over my veto? I
have converted with members of the
council, and I find no desire on the part
of any of them to rhango their mind or
vote; but on the contrary they claim their
action meets with universal approbation,
with but few exceptions. I am opposed
to vetoes on general principles; it is a
prerogative that should be used but spar
ingly only io extreme cases, or if a mis
take had been made and there was no
other way to correct it. 1 am. there
fore, gentlemen, after considering this
question in all its phases, compelled to
refuse the prayer of the petition. I am
with respect, yours,
William McOoNticiiiit. Mayor.
Mr. David Don has now prepared an
appeal to the council to leave the curbing
and walks along the district in dispute
undisturbed as now laid, and stating that
if this is done the property, holders will
consider it an amicable adjustment of thi
grievance. Mr. Hon has shown com
niendable public spirit with regard to tbe
Second avenue improvements, being one
of the first to comply with the ordinance
relative to new sidewalks and having
cheerfully changed it once to conform to
the established grade, and if the council
can after proper deliberation consistently
accept the proposition, it will he no more
than justice to do It. Of course thin
would require simply wider curbing.
This morning, at the mayor's request,
Supt. of Waterworks Murrin, made a test
to ascertain the depth of the water mains
at tbe top of tbe summit to be reduced
Tney were found five fuel two inches
below tbe surface, whit h will leave them
tlree feet eight inches belo
roent surface when the n
' grade is made-
Toe question is. is this deep enough to
escape frost? Supt. Murrin says he has no
feara of the main pipe, and he thinks the
surface pipes can be turned and sunk so
as to give them ample protection.
The paving of the north si.le of the
Market square interseclion'.will he com
pleted by tonight, ami tomorrow the
th street intersection will be
tn tlia workinir force.
transferred to Fourteenth.
Mrs. llalrk'B Mantta.
Mrs. Elizabeth Pimirk. widow of L. I).
Dituick, indicted by the grand jury for
manslaughter, appeared voluntarily in
th circuit court this morning in answer
to the allegation, and Judge Pleasants
fixed her bond in the sum of $.".(HSI which
was signed by J. I) Iteecber, E. I. Key
nolds, John Warner, C. Fay Lyndc. A. C.
Dart and Oeo. E. Ilailey, while Messrs.
C. Speidel, Chas. E. Evtns, II. J.
Lowrey, J. 8. Gilmore. Win. Atkinson
and John Rongston all signified their
willingness to sign the bond, but reached
the court house too Ute. The class of
citizens who have assumed the responsi
bility.and Volunteered toiio it. in nertainly
a great compliment to Mrs. Dimick
and Indicates great confidence in
her. It should be a source of much con
aolation to her in her new trouble.
Pkhsionkh Commissions!! Tannf.k
has, on tbe request of the president, tens
dered his resignation. lie pretends that
it la on account of tbe differences between
himself and the secretary of the interior,
but everyone knows that the resignation
baa been asked for because of his loose
notions of the law, and because Tanner
baa set himself above the law and run
the pension department in such an ob
jectionable way that even the administra
tion that appointed him thought his acts
deserved investigation, and now believe
bis resignation or removal a necessity.
A Wile Uatcattr AoJuiKo I I us in a.
ChiCawo, SipL iat-J.,lin E. Johnwn, of
l Itauovvr struct, ta Havlo n . mur
darwl bis wlt In hruial fiuliioii lUi evening
of Rapt 5, wan aIJi.o.t nua.M by a jury
before. Jo. I'reu.WK"' ventr.l morn
ing and committal to J.-nVrem Tha only
witm sans were his elilxt son, Allmrt, and
ladlaaa f fatten' fttrlka About Over.
BBA1IL, Iud, Sept. 13. Indications point
to an early resumption of work at the block
ooal miiMt bera at tba operators' otTer. At
Jumbo mine, KnighUrllia, fifty "blacklegs"
ara at work; at U Nlckal flat twelve are
at work; at No. 8, twelve, and at Crawford's
six. They ara working iiuraihiat(L
5 COLD PACTS
Regarding Tanner's Retirement
to Private Life.
EI3 LETTER RESIGNING HIS OFFICE
Aa1 the I'enlilent'a ftely An Irrepraeel
bla f'qnAlct Between the Cnmmiwloner
and the Interior Hecretary The Cor
poral's Integrity All Klg-h, and Noth
ing Agalnat It la the Kepnrt of tlie In
veatlaatnra Iflatory of the Caa and
Denial of Certain Keporta.
WASHl!COTOt ClTV. Sept IX The COITO-ipondeiu-o
conveying the resignation of the
eommiSHionerihip of pcmioim by "lororar
Tanner, and the reply of the president, has
been made public. Mr. Tanner's letter is
dntwl Hept 12, 1. d ! an follows:
To tub I'HrxinKMT: The iHITeri-noen whirh
eilHt Mirwn the mwelary of tin interior
mid niywlf nx to the policy to lie tir-ii.-1 in
the a unltiNlrnlmo of the pciii-lon biirenu
hnve rei. bed wtmre wliii li t hrenten to em-hnre-
yon to an extent which 1 fel I ehould
not rail iihii you toaiilTcr, and uh the inves
timttion Into the a IT lir of the bureau has been
ronilcled. nml I nm a-voirixl, hoih by ynnrwlf
mud hy the neeretitry of the interior, contains
no rellcction on my Inti-t-rity a an Individunt
nr a nn ottlcer. I herew iih place my rcxiirtm
tiou in ymir lianiN, to take eir.i t al your pl.-a.-orn,
to the end that you may le relieved of
nny further eiiilmrrn-wnient in the mutter.
Very respectfully yours, Jamkk Tannkh,
To this the rexidnt sent the t allowing re
ply Hddre-Mod to "lion. Jnino Tanner, coin-nd-wtioner
rKAH Sin: Your letter tendering yonr reni(t
nntlon f tlu'iifllceof romiui-atoiier f Hn-Hlon-
h i hcenvWeived mid your n-Mlirimllon
Naco-ptcd. to tnke elfect on the apiwiiiitmciit
and iiinlilii iitioii of your Kiieci s-wtr. 1 do not
think It neccM iry, in this eon-eni onilenf, to
discn-H the i which hnve list to the pres.
etit Httitude of HIT lirs in the sHMlori odlc.
Yon have ls-n kindly and fully ndis,d of
lliy View- Uhiii lllii-it of them- mnMers. It
Kiveii me ple.mtire to add that to farns I am
alvisd )our hom-st) htsimt at nny lime Is-cn
called in ilestlon nnd 1 Wn to nn. w theex
pr.sslouof my per-snnil ir'ssl-will. Very truly
yours, I'k.vi in II aki:ison.
A Itrief statement from Tanner.
Mr. Tinnier was reluctant ymterdnv morn
i i C to talk about his resignation. His dis
(MMitiou, however, npp'rs to In not to hw
any rewentinent, but to inaintnin eonlial re
lations with the administration. He said:
"The prenident did not nsi for my reniiift
tion, nor did h Ml vise that I resign. He
awiriHl ma, however, that tho investiN't ton
into the affairs of the pension ofllc-e had de
veloped notion that rellerte'l iixn my
honesty or my good intentions, and said that
if I remained in i.fllce Secretary N'ol.le
would resign. The dismeinlieriiieiit of tin
cabinet in a very serious thing, and 1 de
cided thnt it was better that I Khould resign,
since the unrens nahl prejudic -s if Mr.
Noble could not lie overcotu.'
Beeretary Nohle Interviewed.
When Secretary Noble returned from the
White House ye-t--rday afternoon he said:
"The president hns written Mr. Tanner a
very Cordial letter and I am glad that he
has done no." Itefereneu was miide to the
published stnteiiMMits of an tin friendly feel
Iiik between the secretary and the commis
sioner, (ten. Nolde said that them had been
no brenk in his personal relations with Mr.
Tanner, and that there was nothing person
al in the enusen which led to the verniico
of their official relations. The secretary said
that it was entirely due to n ditTerence of
op n ion in regard to matters of otti -ml ad
ministration. Hen. Noble referred to a newpaer report
thnt he ami SisTetary Tracy had cxchaiieil
some sharp words at the White H"Use
Wednesday on Tanner's case, an I kiiJ it was
a lie out of whole cloth. He ad led that the
same cordial relations existed between hi in
nelf and Secretary Tracv as tietween tbe
other llM'lnliers of the cabinet.
Itusaey Also Cntern a Itenial.
Assistant Neeretarv Hussey, in talking to
a raoorter about recent publifhetl state
ments alle'in,; that be (firn. l'.usseyl had
worke.1 up the case against Tanner, and bad
shown a hostile disMi turn toward the com
missioner, said that there was no truth in
such statements. He had leen called tqw.n
to paax as a lawyer iiwm the coiniiii-wion.-r'.t
decisions, ami IikI in all eases simply ex
pressed his opinion ad to their 1 -i;alily, and
bud cnne no further. He denied tha' there
wan any unfriendly feidnif; between him
self and the Coin net-, inner.
HISTORY OF THE DIFFICULTY.
Aa timrlal Statement of the Trouble In
tha I'ension Oftlre.
The following ntntement of the liepiiwiinf;
anil end of the Tanner dillicully in ultlctnl
and thoroughly verillel in every re-n-t
Before his desrture from Wnshinton City
for bin vacation trip, K-cretnry Noble on
several iH-cnsionn Ss.ke to tlio president
alsnit the course of ('omiiiinsioiier Tanner
and his clerks in the matter of re-rating pen
sioner and also in relation to unguarded re
marks which the ca-umissioiier had maile
from time to time. The preenleiit wnn in
clined to defend Mr. Tanner, ami tin did so
Ftlert of Tanner' Npeerhen.
Iliitly Mr. Tanner made nwhm at Kl
mira, ('hautauipia and Milwaukee, which
called forth stroni; prolixin from irnminent
ItepiililH-ans, lire,-tlv after the Milwaukee
tn.-i.Unt He.-retnry Nnl.U returned to thin
city ileternotMsl to la-in T,v.r matter
to a climax. He put his viisl(.in tim
president in a very otive manner.
Benalor tllscm k's Advlre.
Chi Tie-vlay Senator llis.-o.-k, of New
York, alio hnd Iweti tnlklni; with the preni
tleut alsiul tlie matter, mid who had learned
from him that It w is likely to come U a
climax, went to t 'ommisHemer Tanner
without authority from the president, how
ever and Mild that the commissi, nier mould
better resign Inn olliiv, as, if be did not, tie
would In- remove. I.
Marshal llunsdell Talks tn Tanner.
Wednesday evening alsnit ! i.V l-k U oiiel
ItiiiMltdl, marshiil of the District of Col
umbia, iiml a imrtic iiliu- friend of t lie presi
dent, went to .Mr. Tanner's hon-e, mid in
but private ciisicity, us he explained to tiie
cninmiMKHier, suc;ieted that .Mr. Tanner
would lstter ndieve the prililent of the
dillicully in winch he found himself placed
by resignim;. He told the eoiiimisNioner
that the president hail b-eu bis consi-.tent
friend, and that he bad shown it when he
gave him the nlHco to which he wan npioiiit
ed, ami afterward, when be defended his
The C'ommlsalnner Niirrtiniha,
The commissioner mild tlmt ho appreciated
thin fact, but lor a tune he was (pule Arm in
hm determination to force the president to
chooae U-tweeti removing him and leaving
him in olllce. Shortly lief ore midnight,
however, lie Rave In, ami agreed to write bu
resignation, and plice.1 it then and there in
the hands of Mr. Ilansdoll.
Keeretary llalfinl.'s Contribution.
Private H cretnry Halford, in un inter
view Inst night, striking about the publWh ed
res rUof tho ronferciioe hern Wednesday
ever the Tanner cane, and of newspar
tatement bearing on the attitude of Secre
tary Noble in the matter, that have appeared
from time to time, said: "You know the
president Is not a believer in much talk, and
1 ibait like to aay anything about the pen
sion oflIi matter, but thre are one or two
misstatements that ought to be correcreiL No
heme was ever made by pWcretar.T Nohla to
the la-esident as to wh.dbar he or Mr. Tan
ner should go. Next there was never any
formal cabinet consultation about the tna
Ur and there was no disagreement whatever
among tba members, much leas any ex
change of incivilities. The president bad
several times during tbe summer made sug
gestions to Mr. Tanner which lie hoped
would have good effect, as be feels very
kindly to him sraonally. The ipientiisn was
not at all in tlie president', mind whether
oneof the two persona should go."
MaJ. Warner the Coming Man.
Wahhinotok City, Sept i:i The United
Press dispatch from Kansas City received
Wednesday night stating that MaJ. William
Wanter has lieen auuimonetl to Waslungton
City is confirmed. Mai Warner bas been
offered the post of corumtaniutwr of pensions.
A WIFE'S INFICEUTY.
It Bas Its Heqael la tho Mnlclda of Bet
Wronged H band.
St. Louis, Ma, Sept 1." .Monroe Gray,
a well-known school teacht r at East Caron
dolet, a village seven mil down the river
from this city, committed suicide early yes
terday morning by shooting himself with a
revolver. He had been attempting to shoot
himself almost every night for several weeks,
but was unsuccessful until yesterday morn
ing. He left a letter tt his children a
daughter, aged 19, and a n of 10 describ
ing bis attempts.
A Ilhonored Homo the Cause.
Gray's reason for desi-ing death was
melancholy over a tragic breaking op of his
domestic relations about tvo years ago. At
that time, while living in Columbia, Monroe
county, Illinois, be shot ai d killed William
Ditach, a wealthy farmer, -xyetber with his
own wife, having surprise i them in a com
promising situation In his wn home. Gray
wan convicted of manslaugh ter anl sentenced
to the penitentiary for ore year, but was
pardoned by Governor Ogh sby after serving
Found tha Stock Largely Water.
Nr.w York, Sept 1.1 A special to The
Sun from Providence, It L, says the credit
ors of tbe Ponomah and Wauregan mills
were treated to an unpleasant surprise
Wednesday, when tbe conn littee appointed
for tbe purpose revealed tie true inward
ness of tbe company's affair. It was found
that tbe stock was badly watered, and the
creditors found that tbers was little to
fasten upon after the bubble bad been
pricked The report by tl e investigating
committee was not very encouraging. Tbe
indebtedness of the Waui-egan mills wac
found to he $1,101,007, and tbe total quick
assets H4 1,124, leaving tbe net debt of tbe
mills ii, 44. The debt of the Nottingham
nulls is $40H,Sltf, reduced by quick asseta to
Our Relations with Canada.
Boston, Sept 11 Tlie at nate committee
on the relations between th United States
and Canada continued its s ssion yesterday,
and henrd a number of witn nsea, nearly all
of whom were in favor of reciprocity with
Canada. J. L. Itatchelder, a coal man, fa
vored removal of the duty on coal, and said
it would largely increase the sale of our coal
to Canada, and P. H. O'Dioine agreed with
him. T. J. J. Coollidge, cftton manufac
turer, favored reciprocity, snd oppneed any
interference with Canadian railways, as it
wouiii drive his business to the wail owing
to t he increased cost of transportation. He
believed in a sollverein. Hon. Jonathan
Lane favored commercial union.
The I atent News from Stanley.
Urthsels, Sept lit A cablegram from
Zanzibar to tbe offlnials of the government
of tbe Congo Free State say that Stanley,
n leaving Lake Albert Nyama, eudeavored
to penetrate tn the southward by passing
west of the Victoria Nyauia. Failing in
this, he traveled northward, atid thus reached
the eastern shore of the Inkn. Emin Ilev ao
Oompanied him up to this point After a
long stay awaiting supplies, Stanley pro
ceeded, leaving Kinin, and Marched in .the
direction of Motubassa, where he is expected
to arrive toward tlie end of October.
Raw Hall In Hard Lurk.
Chicaoo, Sept li Tbe clerk of the
weather continued to frown on the national
game yesterday, and only the following
league and Association game were played:
At Hyston (first game) Boston 3, Cleveland
2; (second game) Boston 5, Cleveland 0.
American asais?iation: At Cilumbus Col
umbus 13, Cincinnati 1 seven innings, dark
ness. Western league: At 3t Paul St
Paul H, Milwaukee i; at Siout City Sioux
City 0, Omaha 3; at Minneap- sis Minneap
olis 2, Dea Moines 6.
Rome Impudent Gamblers.
Washinoto Citt, Sept 13. The sec
retary of the treasury bas teen informed
that a party of gamblers is occupying a pub
lic building near the fair grounds at Sacra
mento, CaX, and selling pools on the prem
ises, and he has been requester to take the
necessary steps for their removaL The sec
retary baa requested the attorney general
to direct tbe United States attorney for that
district to comply with the request and to
prosecute these fiemons.
One I'naslble Juror la the Cronin f'aae.
Chicaimi, Sept 13. Thirty four venire
men were examined in the Cronin trial
yeaterdny. Moat of them were business men
who bad formed opinions or had conscien
tious scruples against the int lotion ot the
death penalty. Four jurors w re held over
night, among them being Firmer James
Pearson, who has tienn panned repeatedly hy
both sides, and who now looks bke a possible
Had to Kill Homebody.
r.KixiKLV. N. Y., Sept IS. Oliver 8am
uclson, a painter, aged 4J years, fired several
shots at bis married daughter, .da Wbaley,
yeaterday, and at a young nian who was
visiting the family, and then attempted to
shoot himself. All the shots ht ving failed
to take effect, Samuelson out his throat,
inflicting injiiriea which will prove fatal.
Hm domestic relations bad been luliappy.
WE LEAD THEM AL
Hia FrTeta Ilennotlsnu Can I.e rn a Or at
Ileal from Amartea.
Nrw York. Soot 13. The flftv A merican
worktngmen sent abroad bv the Scrinn
league to investigate the condi jonof Eu-
,nls" working; penile, arrived oere y ester -
y ou tue oy ot noma. Thy toeing .
pious notes of what they have tean that is
new or sculiar.
C. T. Thompson, director and manager of
the party, nays that the workmen on tba
Jther side are not to be compared to those of
America. The foreign machinery is cum
nersorrie and locks the completeness that is
een on this side. His party, hf said, was
rreated everywhere with courtesy and ample
jpportunity offered for a thorough investi
gation. Mr. Haiiua, of Cleveland, who represented
the iron and steel trusts, said his visit to the
founderien of Scotland and othel countries
muvinced him that tlie European trails was
not to le compared to that of An erica. The
wages were 3j per cent below those in this
Working; Women la Kurope.
H. N. Ogdtn, of Cincinnati, w io investi
gated the printing trade, said tha:. the prints
rs on the other side are when we were
twenty years ago. Mrs. L. M. Barry, of
Philadelphia, speaking of the working
women of other countries, said th tt in every
branch of In lew but that of clerks tbe women
sail to work longer than the Ame -icans and
receive una Her wages. She visited several
listricts in England where worm n worked
m blacksmiths at tbe forge. Bone of tbe
women working at tbe forges wers GO years
Id. She also saw brick-yards wl ere the la
bor of women predominated.
Joseph Thorpe, of Murtreetxro. Ilia.,
looked Into the engineering work of Europe.
Ue says tbe engineers' wages are ho per cjnt
tower than in America, and the reason en
fiueers did not come to this country is be
cause they were unable to save money
enough to pay their passage.
Heavy Fluids In Texan.
Dallas, Tex., Sept 13 I patches
Wednesday evening from all actions of
north, northeast and nurth western Texas in
dicate geoeral dainaue tO CTOlia BUI urmuirt
and delay of traffic from floods icasioued
"J rain, wmcn nave luiiau incesariitly dur
ing tlie last week. There is scare dy a rail
road that is not obstructed by bridges being
washed away, and some points bave been
cut off from outer communication tor fnrt.
eight hours. The damage to the oo ton crop
will be large. Tbe raiu shows no signs of
She Wouldn't Ilo for a Cruiser.
Saw Francisco. Bent 1.1 Tha United
States man-of-war Iroquois, whlcl. bas been
undergoing extensive repairs at Ma re inland
for the past year, was given a tria trip in
tbe bay this week, and developed an aver
age suead of seven and nniwhair k tntm
hour, with a favorable tide. Tba Iroquois
was Diiui wuriy-iwo years ago, and at that
time was regarded as ooe of tbe Onast wood
en snipa anoa
Storm Experiences of Dwellers
at Atlantic City.
EXAGGERATED REPORTS SE1T OUT,
But tha Reality Sufficiently Thrilling
Bow Women and Children Were Car
ried to riaeee of Safety Wad Inn; ia
Water Neck-High The Loea of Life
Alone; the Coast Tet Unknown, bat
Very Great Tremendous Iestrnctlve
neaa of the Billows.
Atlantic Citt, N. J., 8ept 13. The
storm has at last abated after a continuance
of five days, and people here rest easily.
Gladly, indeed, was the first train that ar
rived here from Philadelphia welcomed at
11:30 yesterday. It brought meats and pro
duce, as well as passengers, and the proven
der was needed.
The Situation Exaggerated.
Exaggerated aocc tints have been published
about tbe conditions here, which are not sus
tained by circumstances. There was no
famine and no loss of life. Now that every
thing is calm once more, a careful survey of
the situation indicates a loss of about f 150,
000, principally to property along the ocean
front, although on the northwestern side of
tho city householders and boatmen sustained
loss to personal property by flood and dam
age to yachts and the small sailing craft
t)f course the railways suffered, but tbey
ire being rapidly rerted and will all be
hi order in a few days.
The Ptnmpede IMiring the Moral.
But there were perilous times during the
storm. When the high tide of Tie-slay
struck the frail dwellings aloog Mediterra
nean, Baltic and Arctic avenues a stampede
took place. In one instance a woman was
carried by her two stalwart brothers to a
place of safety. In another, a mother and
father deserted their lutlie, and, on return
ing later, found the little one dend. Men
swain from their flooded bouses, hearing in
their arms their babes, wives, mothers or
sisters. Boats plied to and fro, carrying
weeping women and terrified children to
high ground. No effort whs mode to save
personal property, so sudden and unexpect
ed wan the terrible fl L Horsen were
drowned in their stables, and dozens of
bouses were picked up bodily by the waves
and thrown across the railroad tracks or
carried squares away from their original lo
cations. Water Up lo Their Necks.
Remy Fegel, of the Thoroughfare hotel,
tells of a daring rescue which occurred at 5
o'clock Tuesday afternoon. It was found
necessary to move out, owing to the rising
waters. The current was too strong to row
a boat so Mr. Fegel and six strong men
took a party of thirty people from tbe
Thoroughfare hotel to Atlantic City proper.
The ladies were led several hundred yards
through the water, which was up to their
necks. There were twelve small children in
the party, several of whom tielouged to Mr.
Van Horn, of Philadelphia.
Tiestrnrtlon at Nra Isle City.
From Sea Isle City, N. J., tbe following is
received: The storm, which has demol
ished building, washed away railroad beds,
destroyed buildings, and beat down tele
graph wires in a way never before experi
enced here, shows no signs of aliateinent
Tbe sea wall, from which so much was ex
pected on occasions tike the presmit, has been
washed away, except a small portion in front
of the Continental hotel. Tbe sand piles
which extended along the beach like
a series of bulwarks, are leveled
by the heavy waves, and the
board walks have been carried out to sea.
Just south of the Continental bore is a large
gap which marks the spot where a number
of bouses stood before the storm arose on
Monday. Tbey were carried away by the
force of tbe waves. The cottages of a num
ber of prominent people have been entirely
destroyed. The light-bouse was tilted, ami
tbe keeper and family were taken from it by
the life saving corps. George Savers at
tempted to swim out and save bis yacht and
wan drowned. This is the only fatality re
ported. Cot t aces Washed Away.
Tbe la-idges over Townsend inlet were
swept away. At South Atlantic City the
bouses of Mr. C. Hugh, Mr. Sullivan and
Gtiyent' cottage are washed away; McCul
lough's wharf is demolished, an 1 several
yachts are seen liottotn side up in the
waters. Provisions and necessaries of life
were taken to the Aberdeen, at Longport,
and residents there who were cut off from
all communication were in need of eata
bles. LOSS OF LIFE AT SEA.
Hummarv ot the Keportn of Wrecks In
Ielaware Hay and Klsowhera.
PniLAliELPHlA, Sopt l.'S. It is impnsHiiiie
at tbis time to give in detail the number of
lives lost by tbe great storm in 1Mb ware
bay. Hut Lewee reports twelve certainly,
and tbe crews of tbe St Cloud and Casilda
are nupponed to tie lost, which will bring the
list up to twenty-two. Then tbe pilot tioat
Tunnel is m ssing with four pilots and eight
sailors. A reort from Norfolk, Va., says a
veaacl is ashore near Ca Henry and the
lite saving crew can not reach her. She is a
Three schooner and a lau-ge wont down
near the Brandy wine shoals and all on hoard
were lost and altogether the reortri from
this part of the coast put tbe lont at thirty
nine Uvea. A three-manted nchooner wont
down on I'ollock Klpeboal and tbe crew wm
Instruction of Property.
Of vessels lost there is no way of estimat
ing their number, owing to uncertainty of
the fate of many, but there have, beeu scores.
Tbe wbole coast is strewn with wrecks. As
to land property cottages, hotels, etc.
they are also numbered by scores. Piers,
breakwaters, etc, went to pieces as though
they bad tieen mnde of paper, and the losses
must mount up into the millions. The sea
made great inroads on the land, washing
away acres and carrying into general ruin
the beautiful cottages built at the summer
At Long Branch three cottages went into
the surf whose value was at least ( 100,000,
and for miles up the coast the destruction is
torrilile. A number of dead bodies floating
in the surf are indicative of mnrino disaster.
The storm is slowly alwting now, and the
beleagured guests at the watering places are
leaviug by thousands.
Nebraska Fair a Great Stieeenn.
Lincoln, Neb,, Sept 13. The attendance
at tho Nebraska state fair yesterday was
something over 40,000. Last night the
largest trade parade ever witnessed in the
state took place and the greatest enthusiasm
Edison's Ooneruus illt
Paris, Kept 18 Since Mr. Elison's de
parture it has become known that during
his stay here he donated 10,000 iraiics fur
t be poor of tbe city.
Killed by the Sunday Closing Law.
Hudson, Mass., Sept 13. "Want of modi
cine, which could not b obtained on ac
count of the compulsory closing of drug
stores by order of the selectmen," is a por
tion of the physician's certificate of the cause
of death in tbe case of Mi a Mary A. Baird,
wife of Herbert W. Baird, of this town, who
died Sunday, after five days' illness, with
typhoid fever. Brandy was prescribed by
Dr. J. L. Harriinnn, but it could not be ob
tained, as all tbe drug shops were closed
Sunday. The matter is in tbe hands of the
district attorney, and an inquest may be
Race Course Keoords.
New York, Supt ia The track at
Sbeepsbead Bay yesterday was fetlock deep
in mud and rain fell nearly all day. Tbe
winning horses were: Cartoon, mile, 1:33;
Oarsman, miles, 2:01; Badge, 1 mile,
1:48; Tournament, fi mile, 1:17; Gregory,
mile, 1:33; Bell wood, J miles on turf, 2:43.
Chicago, Sept 13. At the West Bide
course yesterday the races were won as fol
lows: Tommy It, & mile, 1:10; Spalding,
1 mile, VAIM; Harry Kuhl,6 furlongs,
l:; Havre, mile, 1:15; Bonnie King,
They Beset Him in the Matri
THE CHAMPION CASE OF DIVORCE.
Chicago, of Coarse, Wins the Ilelt; Time,
Ten Mlnntes The Adventures of m
Windy City Man In Search of a Wire
Three Times Married, Twlee Divorced
and Wife No. S Fonr Years a Bride
A Cartons Experience.
Chicago, Sept li The most remarkable
divorce case in many respects ever tried in
the courts of Cook county, where remarkable
divorce rases are not by any means rare,
rare, was put through in Judge TuthiU's
court yesterday morning in seven minutes.
Remarkable in the circumstances of tbe
story behind it tbe case is not less extraor
dinary as being one which beats the record
of all previous cases as to time. The sait
was that of Edward D. Tucker against L.
As the clock in tlie clerk's office of the cir
cuit court showed 10:.r5 yesterday morning
Attorney Rufus King appeared in great
haste and tiled the bill in tiie case. It re
quired Clerk Bradley less than two minutes
to place tbe case on file. In less thau the
sime lapse of time Mr. King was on the
next floor above in Judge TuthiU's court.
Here a middle-aged man, an old lady and a
second lady of about 40 years were awaiting
him The three persons went on the stand,
one after another, and Ave minutes after 11
a deer e divorcing EI ward D. Tucker from
L. Josephine Tucker was a matter of recorj.
It took just ten niitint. a. For two years the
case of ex-County C ruiriKKioiier Cob urn,
which took twenty minutes, lias stood the
tent of all c,..ii,Mtor-i, but it must take sec
ond place now after the performance in tbe
Tnrker'n Wife Nnnilier One.
E Iward I. Tucker is the only son of Dr.
K Mills Tucker, an old settler in Chicago
snd a Wnbnsh avenue physician of means I
and standi ni. Dec. 10, lstiS, lie married at I
ayland, Schuyler county. Ills., L. Jhose
pbine Peterson, the Mrs. Tucker who was in
court yesterday morning. They moved
from Wayland to Chicago. They had one
child, and lived together until Dec. 31, lH'i'.t
On that day Mrs. Tucker, after a quarrel
with her husband, left his house in Chicago
and disapiteared. It was two years after
ward before Tucker, then a traveling sales
man for a Chicago carriage house, beard
anything of her. His information came in a
newspaper notice that Mrs. Tucker bad ap
plied for a divorce from him in some out-of-the-way
town in Kansas. He took pirns to
ascertain that the divorce was granted and
then married a second wife.
Wire No. 2 Not a Success.
Tucker and wife No. 2 lived together in
Chicago for several years. They had one
rhikt, but it died. They quarreled. Tucker
accusing Mrs. Tucker No. 2 of fondness for
other men. She retorted in kind, claiming
that be was too much given to affection for
other women. Tbe inevitable separation
followed. Tucker deserted wife No. 2 end
went west He brought up in Utah, and
there, about IKSil, be procured a Utah divorce
from wife No. 2. He could not May awny
from Chicago, and in a year ho was back
here again. Two marital experiences were
not enough for hun. Wife No. 1 had got a
divorce in Kansas, and bad married again.
Her second husband w-as a man named Mor
ris, and they were living happily together
in Kansas. Wife No, 2 had not followed her
example. She was living quietly in Chicago,
with no knowledge, so it is said, that Tucker
had a Utah divorce. Tucker, on the other
band, feeling safe in the fact that No. 1 had
divorced him in Kansas and that be had di
vorced No. 2 in Utah, took to himself a third
In Trouble About Wife No. 3.
After visiting bis father in Chicago be
went to Kankakee, where he embarked on
bis third matrimonial venture. Wife No. 2
followed hirn there, caused his arrest for
bigamy in marrying wife No. 3, and a
lengthy trial followed.
Tucker's defense was that he was divorced
in Utah, but the Utah divorce was attacked
as void because the statutory time of pub
lication was not oliserved by one week.
Tucker was found guilty and appealed to
the appellate court, which reversed the Kan
kakee court and remanded tbe case. Tucker
took a change of venue to Livingston coun
ty. The second trial occurred at Pontine,
and resulted in his being found guilty the
second time and sentenced to three years in
the penitentiary and to pay (XiO.
A Startling Hevelopment.
While he was incarcerated wife No. 2 pro
cured a legal divorce from him and married
again. The two trials resulted in a probing
of Tucker's career lck to bis marriage to
wife No. 1, Josephine Peterson, in V ayland.
Ills. It was discovered that ber divorce,
like Tucker's Utah divorce from wife No. 2,
was void. Tlie notary who certified to ttte
publication of the suit did not make a jurat,
and wife No. l's marriage to Morris in Kan
sas was no marriage at all, and her five chil
dren were illegitimate.
The Tangle I ntnngled.
Tucker has just served his term and is a
free man. In his three years' imprisonment
tlie fact of the illegality of bis first wife's di
vorce, as brought out on bis triuln, was con
stantly bofora. him. He no sooner got
to Chicago than he sought le
gal advice His third wife was at
hia father's waiting for hi m, but if he went
hack to ner he oonlH he prnMCut4wl, owing lo
tlie Informality in hln first wife's tlivorco, so
the lawyer told him. The only thing to be
done was to get wife No. 1 here an l"procure
a valid divorce. Mrs. Morris was com
municated with and tlie f nets laid lief ore
her. She bad never heard oM.ho trial and
sentence of ber buslmnd of twenty years ago,
and the information was the first nhe had re
ceived. It was a great shock to ber. She
was so prostrated by tlie revelation that she
was a wife in name only that she couldn't
travel for several days. After her testimony
had been given yesterday, Judge Tutbill
said tbe evidence was sufficient, and signed
the decree tlivorcing a couple whose twenty
years of separation hnve lieen fraught with
vicissitudes unexampled before.
Tathon of the Can.
It was a small matter to Judge Tuthill.
It was a small matter io his gray-bearded
clerk, but what a big thing to the shrinking
woman in black who sat with ber head
buried in her handkerchief, sobbing hyster
ically, while the motherly face of Mrs. Dr.
Tucker bent over her and tbe gentle hand of
the mother of the husband tbe shrinking
form deserted two decades ago pressed back
the hair tinged with gray and bathed the
fevered temples with ice-water. The di
vorced husband spoke a few kind, tender
words to the misery -stricken woman and
geutly beljnvl her out into tbe ball, away
from the curious gat( of the score of court
Tucker went to his father's house yester
day to rejoin his third wife, who, though
married for nearly four years, is yet a bride.
Haa Ilartleld lieen "Uemoved."
London, Sept 13. The disappearance of
Bv. Mr. Barfleld, a Congregational minis
ter from Wullsall, is a subject of much spec
ulation. Mr. Barfieid is said to have in
curred the enmity of the Irish Invincible
by some utterances of his in a series of Tory
political speeches in Loudon. His friends
fear he has been "removed. "
The London Strike.
London, Sept 1. The Mansion house
committee announces that the feeling on
both sides is becoming mora amicable, and
that only extraneous questions prevent an
immediate ending of the strike. It is hoped
that tbe causes of difference will be entirely
removed, and a satisfactory settlement
The Dead Congressman Cox.
Nw York, Sept 13. Over 100 letters
of condolence were received at the late Con
gressman Cox's res id en os yesterday morn
ing. Among the writers were Secretary
Noble, Coagrsasman Sbellabargar ana many
Washington City friends of tba deceased.
Tha body of Mr. Cox was lying in state at
tba church yesterday.
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i i I ' i
PARLOR AND BEDROOM SUITES & CARPETS,
and a general line of Goods especially adapted to the beautifying of a home.
tSlT'The choicest bargains in Furniture ever offered.
TELEPHONE NO. 10M.
Experiment and research
mil rnfMfFina v Discovered. A Cure ---iluwvss
Treatment of Irl.h Prisoners.
Ixsim!, Sept. 13. Chief Secretary Bal
four, reply ing to Gladstone's statement that
the prison treatment of Conyl.-nre showed
annbsAnceof ri;ht judgment and human
feeling, dmiu that the prisoner wassufTor
iiiR from disease to an xtnt justifying his
rrl.-as. The treatment r ln-.li prisonars,
siys I!al our. is more lenient than lb it ac-cordi-d
lo Kik I sli prisoners an 1 t(w pon-viott-d
ii m l -i I he rrinn s ai-t aw nvw fa
vored itii r laxninns of prison disi ipli le.
than nny otlie.- prisoners aiv.
Sat on tha f.roiiml at a liana Halt in e
New York, Sept. i:i Samuel Holoomi.
Molleson, a well-known pajier in. -reliant i.f
this city, die! at his home in B -.jotlyn at
t:30 y s'en'ay mornii g of pneumonia, after a
short illness. He leTl his place of business, is
Beekninn slrwt, on Saturday lats aad at
tended a hall game. Not being able to get a
seat in tbe grand stand, he sit down on tha
(rrounii On Sunday he felt ill, and grew
worse rapiitlr, until yeterd-iy morning,
when he dle.t.
Cm-nlmrkers' National Convention.
Cincinnati. Sept. 13. Tbe Greenback
national convention was ojiened at 12: l yes
terday by George O. Jones, of New York,
who read an address in which the keynotes
of the party were touched on, and the old
demand made that Jhe national debt be paid
according to the terms of the "original" con
tracts. Other points io the Jones plat
form were legal tender aper cur
rency kept at a volume that will
insure good wa-es to bil-or and good prices
Tor products limitation of the debts of rail
ways and all other corporat ions, ami the
ownership of American laud by Americans,
private ownership to lie further limited to
occupation ami u-e and corporate ownership
to the wnn. Jlr. Jones called Mr. O. Thom
as, of Kentucky, to preside during the busi
ness of n'rfec!mg tbe organization, and Mr.
Sharp, of Indiana, au.l Mr. Kichards, of
New York, wrre rall.-d npon to act as secre
taries, after which the convention ad
journed. They Shot 1 tod son Mine Timen.
rA(.rrr, CaL, Sept. is. On lost Monday
Tarry ItotLson knocked J. L Tntterson, su
jierinten.lent of the Runover mine, off bis
horse and rnblied him of $3,000 tietween this
place and Calico. The robber thou uia.le bis
escaK on Infers, mi's horse, ratterson and
a number of other men then started in pur
suit, and tlie vic:im and John Ackerin-ui
overtook Podson near Cavote Hole Wednes
day night. When the party came npo i him
he was lying lichind some brush, and he com
menced shooting at them at once. Tbey iv-s
turned tbe fire, shooting Tiodsoii nine times,
killing him instantly. The money was
found on him.
CniCAOo. Sept. 14
Quotation on the imard f trade to-day
were of follows: Wheat No. 2 iseptemher.
ojiened 77'ur', Hosed 77Ic: October, opened
..c. il..-t-.i Tsc: Herem her. opened THe,
clo-ied '.l'ii- '. Corn No. 2 Hrptembrr,
opened clo-e.l 2tr, October, opened
:te. cloetsl ;tlic; May. oe:ied 3 Hows!
3."ic. Ont- No. 2 Septemtx-r. oeiied ,
rinsed H" . ; (tctnlier. opened nod cloned 1W1c;
May. fiMtid giiia-f.. cloned MBtn- iorfc
ts.tmbnr. oiientsl . rlorted fctll.Tn; Ooto-
lier. iened fltwi, dosed tl.7i-. January,
oiiened JiUCHi, closed $0V. Lard-eeptein-
her. oH-ned , closed t-WS.
lYnduce: Hntter-Fiincy Elgin civwraery. is
fii,l!c per lh; tiuo dairy. H.ohV: parking stock,
hrfJ-V. Egm Strictly fresh. Hjjiio per
dnr.. Poultry Live hens, T,tH per lh; roos
ters. 5c: turkeys, HNIr; ducks ho. Potatoes
lr.a.cU per bbl. Applen-Sl.m&l.Jj per hhU
iiliu Wis rrut. c?.Ul per l-n.L case.
New York 1.1 re Ntork.
New Yohk. Sept. 12.
Live Stock: Cattle No market for beevesj
dressed lss-f. extremely dull; native nidt, 5m
Tc V "'I Texa and Colorado do, i(ttne. Sheep
and Lamhs-Firm for sheet, at full prices;
weak at lie lower for bindm.- rsinm.i.r, t.. i
sheep, iJ t4c V common to good lambs.
m.r .c. nog-, vuict: live hogs. 4 ilru
Hay Upland prairie. Sn.00
KUy Tim.H ny now ttititT.UO.
Hny Wild, 6.tstB.UU.
Oate New. Uc2Jc; Old, 25c.
msl Kofi ne : haid .
Cord Wood oak, Hickory, f!i
100 Reward (100.
The readers of the Daily A Rous will
be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able cure in all its stages, and that
is catarrh. Hall's 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 the sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
strength, by building up the constitution
and assisting nature in doing its work.
The proprietors have so much faith in its
curative Mowers, that thev nffer one bun.
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure, nend Tor list ot testimonials. Ad
dres, F. J. Cheney & Co, Toledo, O
Bold by druggists, 75c.
Makes the lives of so many people mis
eraule, and often leads to self-destruc
tion. We know of no remedy for dys
pepsia more successful than Hood's 8ar
saparilla. It acta gently, yet surely and
efficiently, tones the stomach and other
organs, removes the faint feeling, creates
a good appetite, cures headache, and
refreses the burdened mind. Gire
Hood's Barsaparilla a fair trial. It will
do you good.
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