Newspaper Page Text
jTADE THE AMENDE.
Capt. King's Apology to an Ag.
OHABGES GEACEFULLY EETSAOTED
py s Military Han Who Can Fight, Write
Interest ing Stories and Oo Jnstice Whti
'eccssary A Reminiscence of One of
Crook ' Campaign Which Cast a lknbt
the Courage of a Journalist A
Wrong Made Right and an Editor
Xew Hayes, Conn., March 17. Rouben
n HavenDort. editor of The New I Uvon
Morning News, has received a letter from
cspt. Charles King, of the United States
army, which lifts a great burden from his
mind. The letter relates to the news paper
fontroversy relative to the Crook cam
paign of JS.o. ana tue part played H erein
by Mr. Davenport. In his book entitled
"Campaigning with Crook" Capt. King
refers to Editor Davenport as "a desperate
coward," accusing him of lagging with
the pack train, though asked to tike a
carbine and join the troops. The let ter is
dated at Milwaukee on Feb. IS. In it
Capt. King says:
The Changes Made in Good Faith.
"The controversy resulting from the
publication of my work on the Sioux
campaign of 18T6 has brought to my at
tention facts unknown to me at tin time
chat work was written. Though what I
s:iid of you in that work was Said in got!
faith ana upon what I then believed to be
sufficient evidence I am now satisfied that
I did you a great injustice. Itisonlyby
accident that I have this week come upon
evidence in your favor which totally alters
every opinion I had hitherto forired of
your conduct at the affair of Slim 3Jutt.es
and elsew here. I wrote to you last Oc
tober informing you that if I found my
authorities unable to substantiate all they
once alleged I would tender you every
amende in my power, and this I now
hasten to do.
Davenport Fought Nobly.
"It was on the authority of many of
ficers and soldiers that in writing some
three years after the campaign I referred
to a certain correspondent, Mr. D , as a
desperate coward, and as witnessing
Mills' morning attack upou the Indian
village in a state of abject terror. I wrote
without the faintest malice, but with
implicit faith in the truth of every word.
I now desire to retract that allegation, to
retract it utterly, both in letter nnd in
spirit. I desire to say that I now I elieve
that exhaustion and illness prevente 1 you
joining tbe fight with General Mills and
although, as you say, merely a newspaper
correspondent, you took your place ia the
foremost line of rifle pits, ready to do
your share in holding that positiou.
And the Captain Begs Pardon.
1 desire to say that I have the testimony
of Capt. Cnarles Morton. Third cavalry,
to the effect that you rode by his side on
the fighting line at the battle of Rosebud,
and bore yourself with coolness and b ravery
I further desire to say that in this matter
of personal courage you have been grossly
misjudged, and, expressing my deep re
gret that I have so grievously wronged
you, I sincerely ask your pardon."
Mr. Davenport has a libel suit e gainst
Capt. King, which will now be with
drawn. PRETTY ROUGH ON OUR NAVY.
Three Vessels Ashore and Two of Them
Trobably Past Saving.
Washington- Citt, March 17. Three
vessels of the United States navy are now
ashore along the coast of Martha's Vin
yard, the Galena, the Nina and t he Tri
aua. The latter vessel, the navy depart
ment is informed, went ashore off Cutty
Hunk Sunday. She is in a very
dangerous position, and if the v-eather
continues rough may become a total
loss. A dispatch from Lieut. Com
mander Bicknell, in command of the
Galena at the time she went ashore, states
that the Galena lost her rudder past and
part of her keel. He expressed tlie hope
that the Nina would be saved if the
weather was favorable. No ment on was
made of saving the Galena and at the
navy department she is regarded as
totally lost. No lives were lost.
No Help for Mrs. Jackson.
London, March 17. The court of queen's
bench, sitting at Clitheroe, has refused to
grant the writ of habeas corpus pet itioned
for by the relatives of Mrs. Jackson, who
was forcibly carried away by her husband
a week ago last Sunday. The court says
there is no evidence of cruelty committed
by the husband, and it is consequently un
able to interfere. A friend of Mr . Jack
son has had an interview with her at
Ulackburn, and says she seemed to be
cheerful and contented, although unrec
onciled with her abductor, who, while re
straining her liberty, has treated her with
studied politeness and respect, lie may
win her yet.
Thinks It a Christian "Scheme."
Boston, March 17. Rabbi Solomon
Schindler addressed his people Sunday
night on the proposition to restDre the
Jews to Palestine, taking strong ground
against the scheme. One reason for his
opposition was that, in his opinion, the
Christian advocacy of the enterprise was
the result of their desire to bring about
the fullfillment of the New Testament
Tramping for Gate Receipt.
New York, March 17. Sunday night
at 12 o'clock twenty or so pedjstriaas
hegan a six-days go-as-you please walk at
Madison Square garden. The score at 1
o'clock this morning was: Hughes, 135
miles; Hegelman, 134; Howartb, J2at Cur
ley, 125; Messier, 118; Bennett, 11; Guer
rero, 105; Noremac, 105; Brodij'a un
known, 108; ' Moore, 117; Buns, 105;
Vox, 100. '
tarter Harrison Nominated for Mayor.
Chicago, March 17. Carter II. Harri
son yesterday received the nomit ation of
the Personal Rights league pi.rty aud
will make the run for mayor on that
ticket if Mayor Cregier is nominated by
the Democratic city convention.
Break in a Mississippi Levee.
New Orlkass, La., March 17. A ere
yasse occurred at 4 o'clock yesterday morn
ing in the Bayou La Fouche levee at E. D.
White's plantation. The break is sixty
feet wide and three feet deep Rainy
Death of Frank Frayne, the Asto r.
Chicago, March 17. Frank L Frayne,
the well-known actor wtio has been ill at
the Clarendon hotel for the past three
Weeks, died last night of neuralgia of the
heart. The deceased was 52 yearn old.
THE "SHOWER" MATERlALlZfc.0,
But Though It Came from Above It Waa
TlS"ot the Lord's Doing.
Hcxtisgtoh, Pa., March 17.-Rev. J.
R. Eberly, of Lewistown, a preacher of the
Lmted Brethren church, has been con
dacttng revival meetings at the Brush
Ridge school house in this county for five
weeks. The country for miles around is
represented uightly, and deep interest is
manifested. The venerable minister has
shown a partiality for the phrase, "Oh
Lord, shower Thy blessings down upon
us, which is incorporated in all his Dray,
The Prayer Abandantly Answered.
Yhen this period of his invocation
was reached Friday night the congrega
tion was thrown into a state of consterna
tion by a copious fall of water from a trap
door directly over the minister, drenching
him through and through. Theservics
was checked by this extraordinary fulfill
ment of the preacher's supplication, and
tne tranquility was not re-established un
til an investigation revealed the cause of
the unexpected downpour. John Smith,
a l--year old boy, had secreted himself in
the attic of the school house before the
meeting, and gave practical effect to Rev.
Air. Lberly's prayer with two buckets of
A ROYAL TEA SERVICE.
Novelty in Table Ware Beint; Made for
the Princess of Wales.
London, March 17.- Thirty thousand
dollars is the cost of a pretty novelty in
the shape of a tea service which is now be
ing manufactured for the princess of
"Vales by John Mortlock & Co. It was de
signed by the priucess herself, and is be
ing manufactured under her personal su
perintendence. The design is after an old
edgwood plate, the border being etched
in graduated lines of orange. The service
consists of sixty-three pieces, and oa each
is a photograph taken by her royal high
ness in Scotland, aud printed by herself
from her own negatives. The views are
small, but are at the same time exquisite
ly soft and distinct. Most of them are
pretty bits from the grounds of Balmoral
and Abergeldie, and figures of members
of the royal family and household appear
in almost every picture.
Leather Men for Keciprocitv.
Washington Citv. March 17. A dele
gation of the Massachusetts Leather as
sociation called on President Harrison
and Secretary Blaine yesterday. Ex-Representative
C.aflin, Gardner G. Hubbard,
and Charles R. Flint did the talking for
the delegation. They expressed to both
the president and Secretary Blaine their
satisfaction at the policy of reciprocity
the United States had adopted with the
South American countries, and incidental
ly put in a plea for the leather interests.
Ex-Gov. Itobinaon Dangerously 111.
Elmika, N. Y., March 17. Ex Governor
Lucius Robinson is lying dangerously ill
at his home in this city. He is in his 81st
year. He has been prominent in state
politics for forty years, having been as
semblyman, comptroller, member of the
constitutional commission and governor,
besides having held less important offices.
He belongs to the Tilden wing of the
Mrs. Owens' Condition Critical.
Washington City, March 17. The
condition of Mrs. Owens, wife of Con
gressman Owens, of Indiana, is reported
as being extremely critical. Congressman
Owens has telegraphed to Mrs. Owens'
son to the effect that if there was no
change for the better in her condition sLe
could not liva an hour.
The California Senatorship.
Sacramento, Cal., March 17. Yester
day's ballot for United States senator re
sulted: Estee, 37; De Young, 24; Felton, 14;
Blanchard, 12; Perkins, 1; Wetmore, 1.
This is a net gain of three for Estee. The
twentv-two Democrats present voted for
John P. Irish.
Fowlerville, Mich., was annihilated by
fire Sunday night. Loss, flOO.OOO.
England aud France have agreed to set
tle their Newfoundland dispute by arbi
tration. One hundred dervishes were killed by
the explosion of the arsenal at Omdur
man, Egypt Monday.
Puddlers of the Glasgow Iron company
at Pottstown, Pa., have accepted a reduc
tion in wages from $3.75 to $3.50.
Another bloody battle is reported to
have taken place in Chili in which 500
rebels were killed and 400 wounded.
The treasury department Monday pur
chased 377,000 ounces of 6ilver at prices
ranging from $0,993 to $0,995 per ounce.
James Lowther, M. P., in a speech at
Cambridge, England, came out strongly
in favor of protection as a British econ
Denver, Colo., has been closing its
saloons on Sunday, while Sioux City, la.,
has turned back a leaf and allows them
to remain open.
Ten of the lunatics in the asylum
near Nashville, Tenn., which was burned
last week, are uow known to have per
ished in the flames.
Thomas Callahan, a visitor at Minneap
olis from Ohio, died of the grip Monday,
the first victim of the epidemic in the
Flour City. There are 10,000 cases in
Alois Voight aud his son Joseph quar
reled at Milwaukee because $30 was miss
ing from the cash drawer of their tailor
Bhop, and in the fight the father fatally
stabbed his son with a pair of shears.
Francis Stalke, a Chicago saloonkeeper,
is the defendant in a $10,000 damage suit
brought by N. C. Williams, because Stalke
sold to Williams' 10-year-old son a bottle
of whisky which the boy drank and came
Jacob Smith, of Homestead, near Pitta
burg, Pa., has had a stone in his posses
sion for twenty years, wnicn ne aept as
curio, having pickea it up in urazii.
has just discovered that it is a cluster
diamonds and worth $1,400,000.
Students of the Stevens institute
"guved" the firemen while they were fight
! i a . Ul XT T on;4 la-ov.
liurinir a Imrrol of fan. when suddenly '
"Inrlil. ph" turned two streams of water
the students, and the joke was on the
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citt. March 17. The following
are the weather indications for twenty-four
hours from 8 p.m. yesterday: For Iowa Fair
weather by Wednesday: . slightly warmer;
southerly winds. For Indiana, Illinois and
ijower jmcniK wut uj w ... , .
cept rain or snow on the lakes and in northern
Illinois; warmer Tuesday night; winds becom
ing aontheasterlr. For Upper Michigan and
Wisconsin Light rain or snow;
weather; southeasterly winds.
THE ABGUB, TUESDAY. . MARCH. 17.
WHITE HOUSE FUN.
emorable Day for the Pres..
THE YOUTHFUL 1TKEE 15 BREECHES
A Proud Four-Year-Old Host. Arrayed I.
Boy's Costume for the First Tine, and
the Executive Mansion Decorated for
the Birth-Day Occasion Fonrteea
Youngsters Sit Down to m Banquet
The Virginia Keel Led by the rresl.
Washington Citt. March l7.-Young
Benjamin Harrison McKee celebrated his
fourth birthday yesterday afternoon by a
party to which fourteen young compan
ions were invited. The occasion was ren
dered doubly memorable by the appear
ance of the infant host in his first pair of
breeches, the proud hero of the hour being
arrayed in a costume of black velvet
knickerbockers, white mull shirt, double
ruffle of lace with deep lace collar and
cuffs. Mary McKee wore a white muslin
dress ornamented with blue shoulder
knots, and gracefully assisted in doing
the honors. The parlors were thrown
open and brilliantly illuminated with
electricity, and the long corridor was
decked with palms and other tropical
Led to Dinner by the President.
At 3 o'clock the young guests were wel
comed in the bine room by Mrs. li.-.rrison,
Mr-. McKee and Mrs. Russell Harrison,
with Mrs. Dinimick and the little host,
and shortly afterward adjourned to the
private dining room, where a banquet
was spread. .The procession Was led by
the president with liaby McKee, now pro
moted to the dignity of boyhood, and
followed by Master Kilbourne Gordon,
with Mary Ixlge McKee. Placed around
the flower-decked board in the center of
the private dining room were fifteen high
chairs, the central ornamentation being a
plat of ferns crossed with American flags
in pink and white blossoms. At each
plate was placed a rustic basket filled
with French bon-bons.
The Menu and the Toast.
The menu included bouillon; biscuits
made expressly for the occasion by a Bal
timore baker in the true Maryland style,
beaten and raised without yeast powder
and in the designs of tiny chicks with
outspread wings; jelly cake, and ice
cream served in pink hampers tied with
red, white and blue ribbons. In addition
each child was presented with a ribbor
bound stick upon the end of which was
fastened a cluster of now balls tipped
with sleigh bells that tinkled as they
shook. The toast, "Health, Happiness
and Prosperity to the Young Host, " Mas
proposed by the 4 -year-old son of Gen.
Breckinridge, to which the entire com
pany responded in sparkling bumpers of
Mrs. Harrison Leads the Dance.
The marine band, stationed in the con
servatory, played the "Toy" symphony
composed by Professor Sousa. The great
event of the afternoon, however, was the
dance in the corridor, to which the happy
band adjourned upon the completion of
the meal, each ornamented with a tissue
paper cap evolved from the contents of the
bon-bon boxes, and jingling the fancy
batons capped with tiny bells. The band
then struck up the familiar strains of -good
old Virginia reel, which was led ,
Mrs. Harrison and Mary Lodge.
Tripped the Light Fantastic
Up and down the corridor danced the
lady of the White House followed bv her
merry troupe of grandchildren and "their
70ung companions, as the inspiring music
rairked the gi Idy measure, in which alo
joined Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Russell Karri
son. Miss Breckinridge and Miss War
field as partners in the line until. like ail
things, the measure came at length to an
end, and the happy revelers, cloaked and
hooded, left the bright scene.
Some of the Guests Present.
Those present included the children of
General Breckinridge, Frank Gordon,
Dr. Lloyd Magruder, Dr. Gardner, Mr.
Adec. Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Goodwin and
Mrs. Wilson, of New York. In addition
were a number of older persons, includ
ing Mrs. General G. B. Williams, Mrs.
Noble and the Misses Halstead, Miss Jes
sie Miller, Mrs. Frank Groton, Mrs. Wil
son, of New York, Mrs. and Miss Langen,
and last but by no means least the venei
able Dr. Scott, who, although in his 83d
year, enjoyed the occasion with all the
enthusiasm of a boy.
Judge John R. Brady, of the supreme
court of New York, died Monday morn
ing. THE MARKETS.
Chicago. March 1&
The quotations on the board of trade to-day
were as follows: Wheat Ma 2 March, opened
9K4 closed OK-tfc; May, opened fl.lH, eland
SLOW; July, opened V7 dosed VTfc. Cora
's o. ' March, opened SUc, closed UAyc; May.
opened $c dosed GSJc; July, opened SBVic
closed &Hc (tats No. 2 May, opened 50V4c,
closed fcflitfc; June, opened 50Hc dosed 51c;
July, opened 47c. oUwed 4Kic. Pork March.
opened , closed $10.96, May. opened $10
closed $11.3). July, opened flLli, closed
$11.57)4 Lard March, opened jauu, closed
Lave stock Following were the prices at the
Union stock yards: Hogs Market opened
fairly active at be decline; ight grades. $3M&
3.80; rough packing. $3.0U&3.70; mixed lota.
S3.0033.H0; heavy packing and shipping lota,
$3 753.W; pigs, $i 003.50.
Cattle Beef steers. f4.00Q5.65; stackers
and feeders, $3 ZOMVh cows and bulla, $2.00
M.U0: calves, $2 6035.7 Sheep Trade good;
Produce: Buter Fancy separator. 35c per
lb; fancy fresh dairies. 2&tt29c; parking stock,
.yaiSc Eggs-Ktrictly fresh, 15&15ttc per dos.
Dressed poultry Chickens, lQ&10Sc per lb;
uucks. 12ji.13c; mixed lots. IhttUfttc. geese, "A
Sc. Potatoes-White rose, $L00rL05 for seed;
red rose, $UM&L05 for seed; Hebron. $1,053
1.06; Peerless, $1,000(1.05: Bur banks. $L0U1.12;
early Ohio so 1, $L30U-G5. Bweet potatoes 1
Illinois, Jercys. $3.0033.50. Crauberries
Bell and cherry. $8.0i.5ii per bbk bull and
bugles, $8.aj&y.0O per bU. Apples-Cooking.
83.omft4.UO per bbh eating, $4.005.00; fancy
New York. March la.
Wheat No. S red winter cash. U.15141)
I IS; do March. $1.1 do May, $U;
do Juno, .C7. Corn-No. S mixed cash.
T0Kjj71c; do June. 654c; do May. 67c Cats
Steady; No. t mixed cash, MSc; do May,
5Cc; do July, 5514c Rye Nominal. Barley
Nominal. Pork Dull; mess, $10.5011.50
for new. Lard-Quiet; May. $6.; July,
Live Stock: Cattle Trading active and
prices steady; poorest to beat native steers
$4,0345.0) V 109 ts; bulls and dry
cows, $1.754 40. Sheep and Lambs
Both sheep and lambs were Arm
and sold steadly at an advance of f) t;
sboep, $5.0Udti.tt!tt f) U ts; lambs, $.0tta
T.37H- Hogs- Market steady; live hogs, $3.44
196 V 100 too.
What is lacking is truth
If there were absolute truth
on the one hand and absolute
confidence on the other, it
wouldn't be necessary for the
makers of Dr. Sages Catarrh
Remedy to back up a plain
statement of fact by a $500
They say M If we can't
cure you (make it personal,
please.) of catarrh in the head,
in any form or stage, we'll pay
you S500 for your trouble in
making the trial."
44 An advertising fake," you
Funny, isn't it, how some
people prefer sickness to
health when the remedy is
positive and the guarantee
Wise men don't put money
back of " fakes."
And 44 faking " doesn't pay.
Magical little granules
those tiny, sugar-coated Pel
lets of Dr. Pierce scarcely
larger than mustard seeds,
yet powerful to cure active
vet mild in operation. The
best Liver Pill ever invented.
Cure sick headache, dizziness,
constipation. One a dose.
ISBMIVIl llllksl W
Ta Eras, Cattle, deep, Tcjs,
300 Page Baah oa Treatment ef Animal
ad ( hart Ivil Free.
rjan t Fever,r aa-eM I . T a a mataj !
A.A.)ralaal Alraiaciii. .lilk Krirr.
li.R.-trataa, Uanm, U nrassatUaa.
r.('.liMttrr, Naal UiM-kargea.
n.n. Rata ar I. rah. IV a raw.
Caataa, Heaven, Paeasaaaia.
J-.r. 'lio ar Urip, lie! I r ache.
II.H.1 rlaary aad Ktdaey Iicaar.
Kraattve Dioraae. Masse.
J.H.Diacasea cf UtgrstUa Paralysis.
Mojrl Bottle (over SOdoml - . 0g
stable Case, with aperlflra, MaauaL
VrW1rrf Curr Oil srKl KodlcaU. $7.99
Jar veterinary Care Oil. - . 19
Sold by Drarrtsta; or Sent Prepaid anrvhera
and many aoaAUt j oa Bsca.pt oi Price.
BTXMFHBXYS' MEDICISE CO,
Corner Wilham and John Sis- Vrw Torfc.
. " ' I II II ! II II J H
M. n.L'i!.. w'1-1 tit tT!
neiruus ueoiiiir, viisi neauiess,
snd FroMrattoa. from om .oi or otarr caa.
SI 1 rr vuLor vial and Wra vul povtW.Jor av.
Sold ST I.oootr. orwnt p'Pl'1 aa rn-lix
of prkBV HUMPH R ITS bUDICIXC CO.,
Cor. WiMim sal John Sta, 3f. T.
We have moved temporarily to C. C. Tay
lor s old stand, directly opposite our old
stand, where we shall be pleased
to show our Spring stock of
THE MOLINE WAGON:
Manulacturers ol FAR!!, SPRING and FREIGHT WAG0H3
appilcatioa. seal a UOUkZ AOO! Vafm rchaaT
wot ' z
51 Tin (n
DAVIS k CO, '
A co pi r la atoc of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing.
Hose, Fire Brick, Etc
Sof Agesta foe
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA10RS.
W fasraalea every a perfect, aed aria era Ct pa.
Twenty earls tnai, ta rrspons.bW parOea.
Safety IleaUog Dolkts tad Contractors for
famlahlau and It via WalfT. a&d
1713 Tost Atx
&OCk IalA&d, Li&0ij.
Trlot,t !1U. BaiacacTtlcpttoay.
Goods received by
CALL AND XX A MIX E.
1626 Second Avenue.