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THE A ftGUS,' SATURDAY. OCTOBER 17, 1891
Wanamaker Will Plead for Pos
ALSO FOB A SAVINGS BAITS SCHEME.
TIm Fenny PU( Te BtBemmmnidHl,
bat with Small Hopes of 8aeeesa In
terest ins; Figures on the Traffic Over
Mississippi Valley Waters A Great
Soilness Done on the Olilo A Thrifty
fccatesman Abroad A Haunted House
Washington, Oct. 1". Postmaster Gen
aval Wanamaker is collecting the data
. (or bis annual report to congress. . So far
a can be ascertained the special features
of the report will be similar to those of
last .year. During the last year be has
been making experiments in one or two
branches of the service and he is likely to
xnakea special point for their develop
ment. His postal telegraph scheme is not
dead, all reports to the contrary not with
standing. Wanamaker proposes asking
Abe next bouse to look into it and investi
gate the arguments and figures he is now
preparing in its support. Much the same
arguments wiH be used with the present
congress as those which were used with
Still a Friend of Postal Savings Banks.
Tbe same may be said of tbe postal
Barings bank, Wanamaker is thorough
ly convinced that one of tbe most benefi
cial additions to the present postal serv
ice would be the establishment of savings
banks at postofflces. His experience and
the reports from the country generally
tbe during last year convince him more
thoroughly than ever of its practicability.
The demand for such institutions in
farming districts and small villages
where jhere are no regular banks has
been growing steadily. His recommenda
tions in this line will be similar to those
of last year. He will recommend that
there be no more than one bank for every
ten miles of area and that the interest
paid on deposits be of one per cent,
lower than that paid by private bank
ers. Not Sanguine as to Penny Postage.
With regard to penny postage the post
master general is not so enthusiastic as
be was. While in his recommendations
be will not recede from the position taken
in bis former' reports be will not lay
special stress on this radical change. He
is not very sanguine of persuading con
gress to appropriate 115,000,000 or r,000,
000 for tbe deficit that would occur in the
department in case the' reduction was
made. The argument that a reduction of
the postage one-half would increase the
letter business is met at the department
by tbe estimate that a largely increased
force would be necessary to do the busi
ness, and consequently tbe expenses of the
office be correspondingly increased.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TRAFFIC.
Census Figures on Freight and Pmssen
WASHrsoTos, Oct. 17. The census of
fice yesterday issued advance copies of a
bulletin which will be issued shortly
on traffic on the rivers of tbe Mississippi
alley. Taking up the divisions for the
matter of equipment, it is fonnd from the
census returns that on the tipper Missis
sippi and its tributaries there were in
lSt, 283 steamers; 38 unrigged crafts, a
total of 631 of ail crafts. On the lower
Mississippi and its tributaries there were
2b2 steamers: 272 unrigged crafts, making
a total of 554 crafts.
Grand Total or Freight Carried.
On the Ohio river and its tributaries
there were 537 steamers, 5.703 unrigged
craft, making a total f 6,255 craft. From
tbe reports of those actually engaged in
traffic it is found that in 18b9. S.637 tons of
freight were carried on tbe Red River of
tbe North, 6.873,448 tons on tbe upper Mis
sissippi and its tributaries, 9.01,526 on
the lower Mississippi and its tributaries,
and 15,600,439 on the Ohio and its tributa
ries, a total of 31,058,050 tons of freight
moved on all tbe rivers of tbe Mississippi
alley in 18S9. The grand total of passen
gers carried for all the rivers of the Mis
sissippi valley was 2.3M.248 regular and
,474,646 ferry, a total of 10 853, 8U4.
Principal Items of Traffic.
In analyzing the freight traffic it is
shown that the six principal commodities
were wheat, cotton, coal, iron ore, lum
ber and forest products, and cotton seed
and cotton oiL Tbe movements of these
different commodities were as follows:
Wheat, ll,0n.5(4 tons; cotton. 686,f.35
tons; coal, 10,e3i,,109 tons; iron ore, 536,117
tons; lumber and forest products, 10.53;,
239 tons: cotton seed and cotton oil, 392,888
tons. Other items, of which there was a
large movement, were: Corn, 266,001 tons;
.animal products, 169,470 tons; sugar and
molasses, 189,b29 tons, and iron manufac
tures, 122,060 tons. Of mill products there
were moved 88,709 tons, of hay 78,635 tons,
-while of unclassified freight there was a
movement of S.,819,09o tons.
WHO'S THIS THRIFTY STATESMAN ?
Soma Congressman Appears to Be Sell
ing Public IJocasnenta,
Washikctos, Oct. 17. The secretary of
agriculture is being greatly annoyed by
some person in Washington who is
sending postal cards to new members of
congress offering for sale 800 copies of
tbe agricultural repot t and 216 copies of
tbe special report on diseases of tbe horse.
Tbe number advertised of each of these
reports is exactly the allotment of a mem
ber of tbe Fifty-first congress, and the
conclusion is Irresistible that some mem
ber of that body is converting into money
documents which congress voted for the
use and benefit of bis constituents.
His C'oastltssnU shaald Know Hiss.
Secretary Rusk, when asked about this
matter yesterday, gave it as his opinion
' that the constituency of a member who
would thus dispose of government publi
cations should be made aware of tbe f ct
in order that tbey might elect a member
who would faithfully carry out the intent
of tbe law governing these publications.
He says, however, that there is probably
no way, fa which the party could be de
tected and exposed.
A Ghost at the National Capital.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. The Aleshires re
sided until Thnrsday iu a bouse on Wash
ington avenue that has for years been
supposed to be haunted. A young woman
died in the house under mysterious cir
cumstances and successive occupants have
testified to seeing strange snd nncanny
sights. Wednesday night Mrs. Aleshire
was in tbe act of starting down-stairs
Into tbe cellar when a mysterious form,
imblins a woman in black, rose up, ap
parently through the cellar floor, and
faced her. Mrs. Aleshire fell senseless
down the long flight of stairs to the bot
tom and lay in this state until neighbors
were called iu by her little daughter.
Thursday the family moved out of the
A Book for Financiers.
WASh.TiGTON", Oct. 17. The treasury
department, in response to numerous re
quests from various sections of the coun
try, has issued a pamphlet containing a
brief history of the coinage legislation in
the United States. It embodies an
epitome of coinage legislation from the
time of the passage or the law in April,
1T92, establishing the United States mint
up to and including the silver bullion
certificate act of July 14. IS90.
No More Silver Purchases This Month.
Washington, Oct. 17 The treasury de
partment yesterday purchased 130,000
ounces of silver at from fO.Oftt to $0.'9tI.
per ounce. The government having pur
chased the full amount of silver reqnirad
by law. no farther offers will be considered
until Xov. 2.
IMPORTANT ARREST OF A LYNCHER.
A Blacksmith Who Put the Noose Over
Coe's Head Neushoeflers Case.
Omaha, Oct. 17. What is considered
the most important arrest of the series
vhich began with the lynching of Coe, the
alleged negro rapist, was made in Hea
t -ice yesterday. Officers Drummer and
V.eals, of the Omaha force, went down to
tiiat town and when they returned to this
city brought with them John W Haigbt,
s blacksmith who re.-ides there. He was
placed in tbe "ci:y jail and the charge of
murder in the first degree placed against
him. Haight is believed to be the man
W30 pluced the noose about Coe's neck
atd threw the rope over the wire to which
be as hanged.
Friends of NcushoeftVr at Work.
The county attorney refuses to say
whether he will cause the arrest of any
more of the participants, but it is believed
no more will be taken in until the prelim
inary examination is held. The German
cit sens are making desperate efforts to
secure the release of Xeushoeffer, the only
lyncher yet in jail. Xeusboeffer is be
lieved to be going insane because of the
bel ef be is to be made a scapegoat of. He
is a straueer and not narticularlv hritrht.
and bis scare, it is feared, will cause him 1
to Isse his mind unless soon released.
BELMONT'S HORSES SELL WELL,
Forty-Five Head Bring 139,000 ruder
Xew Yoke, Oct. 17. The great sale of
the nursery stud, the property of the late
Au U9t Belmont, was begun yesterday at
Tatiersall's Hunt Point paddock. A
largs and select crowd of breeders, own
ers end trainers was present. Forty-five
head broueht tlW.OOO, the best price being
paid for Lady Primrose, sold to Stephen
Sauford for 13.0JO Other costly pur-cha-s
were: Fides, H2.00G; Belladonna,
8,80, Carina, 6.5oO, chestnut colt by St.
Biaii e Carita, f7,5O0; Carita, $3,500; chest
nut filly by St. Blaize-Carila, K600; filly
out cf. Lady Primrose, to, 400: Clara, $5,300;
Delilib, f3,730; chestnut colt b St. Biaize
Delilib, M.SOfV, Feu Follet. to.KJO: bay
colt out of Feu Follet, to Marcus Daly,
$3,000; Fillette, 8.3. bay colt of same,
t4.60(i; Flavisa, $4,000; Lady Margaret,
SUICIDE OF A TEACHER.
Drlvea to the Deed by a Newspaper
St. Locis, Oct. 17. Emma Schaberg, a
young woman residing at 2701 Washing
ton avenue, suicided yesterday. Miss
Schat-rg was a teacher and had been em
ployed in the Lincoln kindergarten
school. It is claimed that she hadbeen de
spond nt for sometime owing to a local
paper's attack on the virtue of the public
school teachers, and it is said labored un
der tbe impression that a detective was
constantly shadowing her. Sbe took paris
green. She was highly regarded and a
devout Christian, and was a member of
one of the most respectable families in tbe
The Women's Christian Association.
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. The Women's Chris
tian association at yesterday's session
adopted tbe plans of re-organisation pro
need by Mrs. Springer, of St. Louis, and
tbe naue of the organization was changed
to that of the "International Board of
Christian Women." The constitution and
by-laws were all remodeled along the
lines suggested by Mrs. Springer. Under
tbe new constitution every state and ter
ritory, province and country represented
has a vice president. These, with the
officers of the board, form an executive
committee and will meet every two years,
as has the conference, to transact busi
ness. Tbe couference adjourned after
electing be following oflw-ers: President,
Mrs. C. 1L Springer, St. Louis; recording
secretary. Miss Fannie Duncan, Louis
ville. Tbe next meeting of tbe women
will he held at Buffalo, X. Y., two years
Death of a Noted Commodore.
CHARM ETON, Oct. 17. Commodore
Nathaniel Duncan Id graham, formerly
of the Un ted States navy, died here yester
day morn ng. He was born in 1802 and
was in command of the American war
ship whii h interfered on behalf of Mr.
Koszta, the Hungarian cilizen of the
United S ates. He demanded Koszta's
release by Austria and cleared tbe ship
for action. The request was immediately
granted. Ingraham received a medal
from congress. In 1861 be resigned and
entered tbe Confederate service.
Mad i Astle Found Guilty.
DENVER, Oct. 17. The jury iu the
Madame A stle case was sent out at a late
hour Thutsday night. After being out
fourteen hours they brought in a verdict
of "guilty at charged." Sentence was re
served to give her attorneys time te file
petition for new trial. Madame Astle, it
will; be remembered, is tbe abortionist
whose revolting crimes so shocked Denver
society a sb rt time ago.
The Retraction Not Sufficient.
Columbus, O., Oct. 17. A special to
Tbe Dispatch says that Governor Camp
bell says tb t the New York Recorder's
retraction cf statements for which he
threatened 1 o sue them for libel, is not
sufficient. He demands that the identity
of Ralph Wi kinson, the alleged author of
the sensational article, be revealed or the
suit for libel will be pushed.
61lgbt Ksrthquake at Nashville.
Nashville. Oct. 17. A slight earth
quake shock was felt Thursday in east
Nashville. I: lasted about seven seconds,
end moved in a southeasterly direc
tion. No datiage resulted.
i FISCAL SINUOSITY.
A Wisconsin Man Abandons
Honor for Wealth.
rOEGEET OF A MILLIONS IRE'S NAME
A Frebable Aggregate or 8540,000 Ob
tained All the Paper In the Name of
George lilies, and H, B. Hansen the
Forger DiNsppearauce of the Crooked
lVnman Hoey, Late of the Adams Ex
press. Treats the Company to Sur
prise An Attachment That Doesu't
Milwaukek, Oct. 17. It came to light
yesterday that the name of George II lies,
the millionaire lumberman, railway man
a id speculator, had been forged probably
to the extent of $40,000. The fraudulent
piper passed through the bauds of M. R.
H insen, of the town of Hansen, Wood
county, a prominent lumberman nfter
waom tbe town was named. Hansen dis
appeared several days ago. His wbere
a louts are unknown, and bis mills and
property have been attached by creditors.
H has been in business there for several
yeirs and had extensive busiuess transac
tions with Mr. Hiies. Up to the present
time be has been regarded as au honora
ble business man aud was very prominent
In lumber circles.
The forgeries Come to Light.
Tbe first that was known of the forger
ies was when the Grand Rapids bank sent
iu a $5,000 note for Mr. Hiies to pay, the
note purporting to bave been made by
Hiies to Hansen and indorsed by Hansen
to other parlies. Hiies has not a scrap of
promissory paper in the world, and it was
evident at once that a forgery had been
foiumitted. Following that came infor
mation of two notes of 2.500 each at La
Crosse and another of 5,olO at Centralis.
Just bow much more is in existence is
not known, but it is reported that there
are several other large notes in circula
tion in the neighboring districts.
Not a Good subject for the Forger.
Mr. Hiies said last night: "Hansen has
disappeared, but I think be should be
made an example of. He is an intelligent
man, aud I bad as much confidence in
bim as I did iu any man in Wood county.
I first became suspicious when I got word
from Grand Kapids that a man named
Harmon had a note purporting to bare
been drawn by nie and endorsed by Han
sen. I never give notes and never in
dorse tbe notes of other people, but I
didn't suspect Hansen even then. Next I
received a letter from a La Crosse bank
that claimed to have two of my notes for
i,500 each, that were dated Oct. 3. I im
mediately telegraphed the baDk that I
had executed Dot such notes. That started
au investigation there."
Mulcted ime La Crosse People.
A telecram from La Crosse says that
about $5,0: 0 of the forged paper is said to
be hAd i y banks there, principally the
National and Ilatavian, but the exact
amount cannot be learned, as tbe officers
refuse to talk. Mons Anderson and Louis
Larson, of that city, are large creditors of
Larsen for supplies furnished, but as both
are at Hansen nothing of tbe amount can
HOEY CALLED TO ACCOUNT.
An Attachment Issued, but No Property
To Be Found. L
New York. Oct. 17. Justice Patterson,
of the supreme court, has issued an at
tachment against the property of 'John
Hoey, late president of tbe Adams Ex
press company, in an injunction by
Henry Sanford, president of tbe company,
to recover T)2,750 57, with interest from
different dates. Tbe writ was issued on
an affidavit of Frederick Lovejoy, vice
History of That Little Deal.
The affidavit declares that prior to
March 23, IStCi, when he became president
of tbe company, Hoey acquired interest iu
the New York and Boston Dispatch com
pany, the Kinsley Express cdmpany,
and tbe Union Express company for
which he paid $73,15, which was its full
value, and on March 25, 1882, he sold his
Interests in those companies to the Adams
Express company for $350,001), thus appro
priating r.'TG.WOS to bis own use. Also,
that prior to March 12, 18S8, Mr. Hoey
acquired the rest of those three companies
for $80,000; and on March 12 sold it to the
Adams company for (500,000, thus mis
appropriating $420,000. This was done
either individually or in connection with
others. In either case it was a fraud on
Not Even His Salary Left to Attach. '
Deputy sheriffs bunted vainly for prop
erty of ilr. Hoey to attach in accordance
with tbe order issued by the court. They
served the attachment upon the Farmers'
Loan and Trust company, where Hoey
has always kept a large balance, but
found that be bad checked it out to the last
dollar the day of his sudden deposition.
They next visited the Southern Express
Company's office, but here tbey fouud
that Mr. Hoey had sold out the last share
of bis large holdings of stock in the com
pany. It was even found that Mr. Hoey
bad drawn his October salary as president
of the Adams Express Co.
A Shrewd Young Woman.
Guterie, O. T, Oct. 17. Miss Maggie
Smith, a young lady stenographer of this
city, discovered a day or two ago that
Keokuk, chief the Iowa Indians, was liv
ing on a piece of land that bad not been
allotted to bim. She at once entered the
line at tbe land office, and Thursday filed
an tbe land. Yesterday she went to take
possession 6f the land and the chief will
be ejected. This claim has been highly
improved; has a brick bouse and fine
barns on it, and is worth over 4,000.
The Garfield Park Record.
Chicago, Oct. 17. The races at Garfield
park yesterday were won as follows: Pat
King, 1 mile. 1:43; Arthur. mile,
l:023i; Quotation, 1 mile, 1:42'; Blase
Duke. 1 mile, 1:43; Ivanboe, mile, 1.14;
Big Man, mile, 1:02.
Ttas "Soo" Blockade Broken.
Saclt Stk. Marie, Mich., Oct. 17.
Tbe blockade caused by the sinking of
the Susan Peck in tbe channel at Lake
George, was raised yesterday morning, the
propeller Monarch being the first boat
to come through.
- Downfall Due to Gambling.
Merides, Conn , Oct. 17. Hugo Crock
er, cashier at tbe Meriden woolen mill,
has disappeared and is said to be about
(2,000 short in bis accounts. Crocker's
downfall is said to be largely due to
Why docs this man stare so ? LTa
is simply listening to the marvelous
cures effected by Dr. Pierce's Gold
en Medical Discovery.
The following case illustrates :
February 14th, 1800.
Wont.D'S DlSPBMSARY MEDICAL ASSOCIA
TION. Butalo, N. Y.:
GentltmrnA remarkable case has occurred
in our territory. J. N. Berrr, a man about
thirty years of aire, was going down rapidly.
He tried physician after physician, patent
medicines, Louie receipts In fact, everytbinir.
He went to a noted sanitarium sod returned
o bettor. We all thought he was dyin? with
consumption, and only a few weeks of life
were left for him.
He commenced "Golden Medical Discov
ery," and at tbe same time commenced to
mend. He has used about two dozen bottles,
and is still using; It. He has gained in weight,
color and strength, and is able to do light
work. It is just such a case as we should
save listened to rather suspiciously, but when
we see it we muat believe it.
It has trebled our sales of "Golden Medical
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SAMPLE BOTTLE mailed fre to any lad on
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mills. Located in the garden of Wyomlng
rroduoed tbe prize potato crop or the United
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mation apply to
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This is the Time of Year
When people are preparing to keep comfortable during the winter
If you want to heat your entire house at an even temperature, the
best systems are steam and hot water.
are agents for the VOLTON HOT WATER HEATER the best in the
market, andhave already equipped several residences with them, and in
every case satisfaction is the result. A large stock of
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, ALWAYS ON HAND
Special attention given to plumbing, coppersmithing and tin roofing
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Call'on us at No. 182? Second avenue.
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Woodyatt's Music 1
No. 1804 Second Aven
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This firm have the exclusive sale for tLla
Pietrjos arjcl Orcrarjs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS Vv HFVtjvi.1
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BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9a. m. to 4 o. m and Saturday evtiin. r, ..
. ' . .,vu4 , w cu tjvc.
FlTe per cent interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal, C
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This new Sample Room is now open for business. The best ol mutt, Uobois sal at
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