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THE AUGUS, MONDAT. FEJiK U All Y 1 o , 1892.
Highest of all in Leaveniag Power. latest U. S. Gov't Report.
The Blank Therein Filled by S.
ATTIDAVH FEOM THE EX-SUBGEOJT.
Be and the General Ask That It be Filed
la Adjutant General Ktllcn'l Office
Complete History of a Heretofore Vn
reeorded Absence From the Front
Friend or the rrenldentlal Possibility
Stand by Him Senator Wolcott Flght
lag HarrUoa Political Notes.
Washington, Feb. IV General J. C.
Kelton, adjutant general of the United
States army, bas received the following
sworn statement from Samoel R. Wooster,
late surgeon of the Fifth Michigan cav
alry and acting briirade sur?eon, with ref
erence to General R. A. Alger's military
"I enlitetl as assistant Burgeon of the
Kighth Michigan infantry Aur. 19, ISf.l; f
was promoted to surgeon of the Firxt
Michigan cavalry Feb. M, 1S(53; mustered
ont Oct. 18, The First cavalry w as
ODe of Custer's Michigan cavalry brigade
during! the carupnign of 13 and 1804, and
up to the time of my discharge from the
service I v acting brigade surgeon on
General Coster's staff.
Alcer Covers the lie treat. !
"At the battle of Shepenlstown Va., at
which I was present and v. here we were
forced to retire across the Potomac on ac
count of the great strength of the enemy,
I know that General Alger, then Colonel
Alger of the Fifth Michigan cavalry, com
manding his own and the Sixth Michigan
cavalry, was detailed to protect the cross
ing of the balance of the command with
the artillery and train, which he accom
plished. During this campaign General
Alger's heal? h was very much impaired,
and the nijrht after our crossing into
Maryland from Sheperd-iowu he was very
Sent to the Hospital by Wooster.
"The following morning as we were gnth- '
ering the sick and won tided together to send
to the hospital I informed Colonel Alger
that he was not able to march and must
go to the hospital. This was customary
for surgeons in the field to do when the
command was on the move, and I accord- j
lngly directed that Colonel Alger be sent i
to Annapolis with others, and I distinctly
remember that I told him I would for
ward the proper papers to him there, as '
we wished to get the sick and wounded
away at once. I made application for his
leave to General Custer, reporting the ;
facta, and supposed that it was granted, '
and never heard to the contrary until yes
terday. An Aet of Injustice..
"In my opinion there never was a more
nnjust act committed against a soldier
than that which is reported to have been
by General Custer in his reporting him as
absent without leave and recommending
his dismissal. AU who knew General
Alger in the war knew he was very
prompt and punctual in his dut ies, and he
would have been oneof the last men in the
world to disoley an order or fail to per
form his deities. If there is any person re
sponsible for his being seut to the hospital
without the proper order accompanying, I
am that person."
Wants It Filed With the Kecord.
Mr. Wooster asks General Kelton to "do
General Alger and me the justice to tile
this sworn statement with his war record
In your office." This letter is dated De
troit, Feb. Id. 1S!3, and is accompanied by
an affidavit sworn to and subscribed before
William T. Detrroof, notary public of
Wayne couDty, Michigan, that 'the above
statement is true in substance and fact."
General Alger lias also requested General
Kelton to file the statement with the war
Alger's Friends at Work.
General Alger's friends are taking ad
vantage of the attack on his war record to
put his candidacy on an aggressive basis.
They think that the statement sent out
from Detroit by the general completely
disposes- of Editor Dana's charges about
his discharge from the army having been
made under a cloud. They are, however,
gathering additional evidence in detail to
show that the general's record is as clear
as the noonday sun, and that whatever
shadow was thrown over it must have
been by enemies. In Grand Army and po
litical circles here the weight of opinion is
overwhelmingly in favor of General Alger.
SENATOR WOLCOTT'S VIEWS.
The Colorado Statesman an Opponent f 1
DENVER, Feb. 15. Senator Wolcott in
an interview says: "The withdrawal of
Mr. Blaine as a candidate changes the en
tire situation, and I feel it to be a duty I
owe to Colorado Republicans to state my
views plainly on the possible results of
any timidity upon their part. There is no
no man in public life today who is a more
bitter or unrelenting enemy to the free
coinage of silver than is Prosideut Harri
son.'' The president, he added, would tiot
agree to the free coinage of the American
Anti-Harrison Men at Sea.
"Have you auy opinion as to who the
strongest candidate against Harrison will
be at the Minneapolis convention r"
"Xo, I have not the sudden withdrawal
of Mr. Blaine has left those opposing Har
rison's renomination at sea for the pres
ent, but the leading men of the Republi
can party who have been most pronounced
In urging Mr. Blaine to stand as a candi
date will unite upon some other man
worthy the support of Republicans
throughout the laud." Wolcott has been
a pronounced enemy of the president for
some time, nearly ever since he took his
eat in the senate.
; he ocner cano.idate, and bis advisers, has
had Us effect. Two Foster strongholds,
Caddo ai d Rapides, which were carried by
large majorities by the antis at the pri
maries, indicate a tendency to indorse the
project fir harmony, and many prominent
Democra s are hard at work to bring about
I (senator Cullom's llooiu.
CuiCAG ), Feb. 15. senator Shelby M.
Cullom .Saturday night went to Spring
field and after a day or two at home he
will go hack to Washington. Hut he will
leave Ixlind him in the west a presiden
tial boom. He was glowing with pleasure
all day Sat nrd.iy as he held hourly levees
in the Aulitoriuni hotel. The members of
the Marquette club, too, were in a pecu
liarly piea-ant wood and claimed to have
nomitwed smother president. The Mar
q'lette cln foii.-i;.i:s itself upon a fan
cied abilit v to give a man a nine-course
dinner and the presidential chair. The
club claims to have nominated tf&njamin
Harrison and adds to this the claim that
it has uotu nated his successor.
Gnus in Louisiana Politics.
Chicago, Feb. 15. A Herald special
from New Orleans says that Democratio
clubs have been organized in that city
numbering about 5.000 persons, and that
they are juried and drilled, their object
being the taking charge of the state gov
ernment an I putting down of the lottery
by force. The demand for weapons hj s
been so great that the supply ran out and
prices rose. The lottery advocates are also
armed to tl e teeth ar.d if bloi-dshed does
not occur el ciion day it will be a miracle.
The special says there is no hope for a
compromise bet ween the two Democratic
Ont of the Race for Good.
Washingtjx, Feb. 15. Representative
Wiliiam Gaette,of Di-troit, a Blaine man,
would not lelievethat Blaine was out of
the presidential race. He called on the
secretary and this is what he says Blaine
said to him: "Cuvette, you have been a
good friend nf mine and I don't want you
to be misled. Iam absolutely out of the
presidential rice. Nothing could induce
me to he a candidate. Go home and say to
my friends in Michigan w ho have been for
me at all times, in season and out of
Season that I am not a candidate.
Why He Omitted Blaine.
Wasiunotov, Feb. 15 Referring to the
comment on his omission of Blaine's name
in his speech i.t Philadelphia Friday Sec
retary Noble says the omission was en
tirely accidental; he spoke extempore and
had omitted s great many things, among
them any reference to Secretary Rusk, as
he noticed by the report of his speech.
But his omissi n of Blaine did not prevent
him from rega-ding that gentlemsn as or.e
of the majestic and illustrious figures of
'Joe' l.rown for Hill.
AriAXTA. Ft b. 15. Kjc -Senator Joseph
K. Brown has v ritteu a long letter to the
Atlanta Constit ution reviewing the presi
dential outlook for the Democratic party.
He deplores t!ie ''unfortunate division
among Demociats which seems to lie
springing up in reference to the choice to
be made by t he national Democratic con
vention of a can lidate for president," and
urges concessions on lxrh sides. In gen
eral his letter favors Hill as the condidale.
How Georgia lemorrat Mand.
ATLANTA, Ga , Feb. 15. The Atlanta
Journal prints a poll of the state of Geor
gia on preside! tial preferences. Corre
spondents were instructed to interview
twelve of the most prominent Democrats
in each county. The result shows an over
whelming majority for Cleveland. Out of
l.-i'ia promii.ent Democrats interviewed
Cleveland readied SI9 first choice votes.
Hill is second with 270, Gorman gets.',
Gray 13, arid the rest are scattering.
Missouri Ueuitbticnn Club.
Si;bLlA, Mo., Feb. 15. The convention
of the league of i he Republican clubs of
Missouri adjourn -Jsim die Saturday after
an all-niu'lit sessi u of the stormiest char
acter. The main cause of contention was
over the majority report of the committee
on credentials.wli.ch favored the ."vdmissiou
of Filley delegates in contested districts.
The report was adopted. Resolutions
were adopted indorsing the administration
of President Harr son.
The lemoera of Louisiana. -
NEW ObLEAXS, Feb. 15. The proposi
tion of McEnery, one of the Democratic
candidates for governor, made a week ago,
lo withdraw and unite the party under a
new ticket, although SDnrned bv Foster
Hill Still Getting the Votes.
ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 15. Senator Kill's
headquarters at the Delavan house here
is a very busy pi. w.e just now. Reports
of county convent ons are being daily re
ceived and ""tab" kpt on the way things
go. Up to date the books show that Hill
has over NX) delega- es to his credit, while
the Cleveland book shows but six delegates
elected so far.
The Official Axe at Work.
NEW Yoke, Feb. 15. The official axe
was put in active o leration in the custom
house Saturday, and twelve heeds fell off.
All the removals are custom-house in
spectors who have to yield up their offices
on the ground of "inefficiency."
Three Little Boys Drowned.
Chicago, Feb. 11 Three little boys
were drowned &tur lay afternoon in the
lake at Humboldt p jk. They were Philip
Trims, aged 8, of 104 Cornell street; Frank
Scholl, aged 10, of 101 ' Cornell street, and
his brother Willie, a ed 7. The boys went
out Saturday to spen 1 their holiday at the
park, and after visiti lg the portion of the
pond that is used for skating they at
tempted to cross at a place where the ice is
Seldom strong enoug "i to bear a person's
. eight. The bodies were all recovered.
Was Wcariu .Ear Huffs.
DES MoISKS, la., i' :b. 15. JiilieS Iuea-
Icr, aged about 3, wts run over and al
most instantly killed by a switch engine
in the Diagoual yard last evening. His
ears were covered to protect them from
the cold and it is sup osed he did not hear
the engine's close appi oach.
WRECK OF A LIFE.
Close of Sara- Althea Terry's
Troubled Career. -
SAD SEQUEL TO A SADDZE HISTORY.
Ber Troubles Drive Her Insane and, II
Alive. Her Heme Will be a Mtdboax
Strange Vagaries of Her Disordered
Brain Telephonic lommunlratinn
With the Other Shore Her Sudden
Disappearance From a Friend's House
A Fateful Law Suit.
Sas Francisco, Feb. 15. Sarah Althea
Terry, who gained such notoriety by het
divorce suit against ex-Senator Sharon
and her suliscquent marriage to Judge
Terry, has become insane over spiritual
ism. She has been very eccentric ever
since Terry was shot down by Oilieer
Neagle at the Lathrop eating station the
moment after he slapped Justice Field's
face. The fact that the court held Neagle
blameless drove her nearly insane, and
this feeling was aggravated by troubles
which she had with her attorney in Fres
no. She claimed that this attorney made
love to her and she produced several ama
tory letters he had written. This enraged
him, and when she called at his office to
get her law papers he ej"-ted her and the
courts justified him iu doing so.
Thought Mie Had Been Kobbed.
Mrs. Terry about three months aocauie
to this city and bought some articles at
dry goods stores. She claimed a few days
later that her trunk had been robled in a
lodging house where she hired a room, and
she enumerated silks and satins worth
f 7,000 that had disappeared. The case was
thrown out of court and she was not heard
from again until Thursday, when she
came here from Sto. kton. She was placed
by a friend in the house of Kditor Cul
breth, of the City Argus, and a nurse was
hired to tare for her, as she seemed to be
laboring tinder tremendous excitement.
Dr. Gilmore attended her and he says it is
a clear case of dementia due to worry over
her affairs and dabbling in spiritualism.
Gets Telephone Message, from Spirits.
She sits for hours in one place wit h a
pocket handkerchief rolled up and placed
to her ear like the holder of a telephone.
She says she gets all kinds of messages
through this handkerchief from her friends
in the spirit land, and she handed the
handkerchief to a reporter who saw her
and asked him if he didn't hear whispers
coming through it. She looks very old and
haggard, and her pale face is flushed with
fever. Her pulse runs high, but she seems
insensible to heat or cold. At night Sarrvh
I ecomes very violent and calls for Judge
Terry and for Porter Ashe, whom she says
sl e lovels dearly, as his father Was a
bosom friend of Terry iu early days.
The Wreck of a 1'air Woman,
The poor woman is a physical and men
tal wreck, all hough she is not over forty
years ,ld. She hail only a remnant of
property left. .Tudt:e Terry's estate having
been heavily mortgaged and badly man
aged. When the Sharon divorce suit l.e
gau in March, lsM, she was a remakably
handsome woman, and shi'H? then she has
been almost constantly before the public.
She never got a cent from the Sharon es
tate, and xlKiut six months ago the l.ist
of her apjM'als was denied by the federal
court. She was born in lsV)at Cape Girar
deau. Mo., and in her youth was the most
beautiful wom-.n in the vicinity, but very
eccentric and ho: -tempered.
SHE ESCAPES AND DISAPPEARS.
Allomcd toT.ii Out tora Moment She Can
not lie Found.
Mrs. Terry disappeared from Editor Cul
breth's house at 7 o'clock yesterday mora
illg and no clue has Jet been secured to
Iter whereabouts. The d.vturs distil hit
Saturday night with opiates and she
secured her first sleep for nearly four day.
She looked U-tter yesterday morning and
surprisod Culhrelh early by appearing in
full street costunv.- and saying slie wanted
to walk on the sidewalk in front of the
nouse. He wa amazed when he reached
the street to lind her gone. An alarm was
j viveu and the neighborhood wastborough-
ly searched, but no trace of hi-r cor.ld 1
tears tlist She lias Suicided.
Mr. Culbreili is of the opinion that she
has gone to the home cf friends in Oak
land, but there are some who think the
poor woman may have thrown herself in
the by. Flitor Culbreth is not sorry
Sarah has left his house. I!e frankly ad
mits he was going to have ber put in
charge of the authorities today, as she had
worn him out and damaged his place, by
her eccentricities. The story of her
wrecked mind and forlorn condition ex
cited much pity here among those who
knew her before she began the disastrous
law suit against. Sharon.
Was a Fatal Cause Celebre.
Her famous lawsuit against Senator
Sharon, whose "common law" wife she
claimed to be, and later against the Shar
on estate, will be remembered. Nearly
every one who played a conspicuous part
in this famous case is dead or broken in
fortune, due directly to some outgrowth
of the case. Sharon died years before his
time, owing to worry over the 5Uit. Terry
was shot through litigation over the case.
General Barnes, Sharon's leading counsel,
hist a fine practice because of his devotion
to the suit, and his management of the
case hurt his prestige.
Fate of Other Participant.
Sarah's leading counsel. Judge Tyler,
was disbarred because of crooked work
done in the trial. Several of the witnesses
In the case were convicted of perjury and
two were sent to San Quentin. Judge
Sullivan, who delivered the decision grant
ing Sarah alimony and half the Sharon
estate, has tried twice to get on the su
preme bench, but each time Sharon's in
fluence has beaten him and he is now
a practicing lawyer. Now Sarah herself
winds np the procession a total wreck.
The Illinois-Iowa League.
Chicago, Feb. 15. President McKee, of
the Illinois-Iowa league, has been doing
missionary work in Peoria, Springfield and
Jacksonville, aud is confident that those
cities will enter the league. The towns
now considered certain are Rockford,
Quincy and Joliet and the three named
above. Strong pressure is being brought
to bear on Burlington aud Aurora, and it
is expected that they will fall iuto line,
thus forming an ideal minor league cir
cuit. Proposal to IncieaM the Whisky Tax.
Washington, Feb. 15. Iu order to make
up any deficiency caused by the passage of
a free wool bill which is also to reduce
the duties on manufactured woolen g xxia
Springer proposes to in:re:ise the tax on
whisky, perhaps, -J) cents per gallon.
Ex-Governor Gear, of Iowa, say3: "Now
for Allison for president. "
Rev. Dondd Frazer, a prominent Pres
byterian of England, is dead.
The Iowa senate has been engaged for
two days discussing Schmidt's local op
tion bill. No action has been taken yet.
The remains of John Jay Knox were
buried in Oak Hill cemetary, Washington.
The services took place from Epiphany
Mrs. Mary Cieszgnski, a Chicago
woman, tried to light a fire with coal oil.
Her intense sufferings were ended by death
In thirty-six hours. -
The Minneapolis city fathers have auth
orized the mayor to decide whether saloons
shall be open on Sunday. The mayor is a
"wide open'' man.
An aurora borealis was observed Satur
day night at all points from the Atlantic
to the Pacific. It is said to have been
aused by sun spots.
Somebody Ured on the guards at the con
vict mine at Coal Creek, Tenn. The
guards opened with a Catling gun and
wounded two of the assailants.
The treasury balance Saturday was $28,
P40,tMT, the lowest point for many years;
tlie cause was that $7,900,000 was paid out
for pensions aud $I,0J3,flO0 for direct tax
A jury at St. Paul in the district court
could not agree. The judge thereupon put
a bit of Knglish law into practice and had
them locked up without food. The jury
agreed right away.
The state department at Washington
has been notified that Italy will soon order
a minister to this country.t hus re-establishing
diplomatic relations. When he arrives
Minister Porter will return to his post at
It has just been discovered that a man
who has been working as a laborer in an
electric light plant in I.ynn, Mass., is a
Pole of high degree Baron von Wil
mowsky. He came over here to learn the
secrets of electricity.
(eneral Booth, the Salvation Army
chief, arrived home in England from Aus
tralia Sat unlay aud was given a remark
able and enthusiastic reception at London.
A procession of Salvationists a mile long
paraded in his honor.
Interstate Commerce Commissioner
Morrison says there is not the slightest
probability that the commission will have
anything to say about the recent Heading
coal-combine deal. The interstate law has
nothing to do with such cases.
Bernard Schmitz, of Atchison county,
Kan., went to Germany and was impris
oned as a deserter from the German army.
His 11-year-old daughter wrote a personal
letter to the kaiser, and as soon as the lat
ter received it he ordered the release of
Two 1'ersons Die oT Foison.
Salem, 111.. Feb. 15. James Morton and
bis two daughters were suddenly taken
sick Friday and continued to grow worse.
Every effort was put forth in their behalf.
Morton, however, died during the night.
The doctor, with the other members of the
family who were not sick, ate breakfast
together. Soon after having eaten the
doctor and the others were suddenly taken
violently sick. Two daughters aud J. W.
English continue in a critical condition.
Dr. Green, who was the attending physi
cian until he himself was poisoned, thinks
the poison is arsenical and there seems to
be no doubt but w hat it was in the bis
cuits, and therefore was either in the flour,
lard or soda used in making them. An in
vestigation is going on.
Col. K. 1 J oy Dead.
Newaj;k, N. J., Feb. 15. Colonel Ed
mund L. Joy, a wholesale manufacturer
of cured hams, died yesterday, aged 57
years, of ervsipelas. He was a captain in
the Thirty-sixth Iowa infantry and after
wards was appointed by President Lincoln
major and jixlge advocate and assigned to
duty with the seventh army corps. In
1SS0 he was a delegate to the national Re
publican convention, and iu ISM was ap
pointed a government director of the
Union Pacilic railroad.
Frozen to Death in the Street.
Saratoga. N. Y., Feb. 15. Nathan H.
Phelps, aged So years, was frozeu to death
on the street at an early hour Saturday.
He had wandered from his home with
nothing on but his night shirt, doubtless
while in a somnambulistic state. He was
one of the oldest residents of this place
and highly respected.
An Illinois Iowa Scorched.
Caiko, 111., Feb. 15. A destructive fira
occurred at New Bumside, on the "Big
Four" road in Johnson county, that de
stroyed half the business portion of the
place. The other half was burned four
weeks ago. Loss, $43,000.
of confidence in it the manu-
It's a faith
facturers of Dr,
rarrn Kemedv. Its a
that means business, too it's
backed up by money. This
is what they offer: $500 re
ward for a case of Catarrh
which they cannot cure. They
mean it. They're willing to
take the risk they know their
medicine. By its mild, sooth
ing, cleansing and healing
properties, it produces per
fect and permanent cures of
the worst cases of chronic Ca
tarrh in the Head. It's doing
it every day, where everything
else has failed. No matter
how bad your case, or of how
long standing, you can be
cured. You're sure of that-
or of S5C0. You can't have
both, but you'll have one or
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue,
WOODYATT & W00DYATT.
This firm hare the exclusive sale for this county of the
Pianos arid Orirais,
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKEli BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & YOTEY ORGANS.
HT A fall lice also of small Mueicsl merchandise. We have in onr emy'.oy i r-;-c".ht- F"tr3 -.!
THE MOLINS WAGON,
The Moline Wagon Co.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAG0S2
A full cd complete Mne f Platform and ctter Srrirp W-rrn, cji!iv ir.y.,zut!xZZZ
Western trade, cf superior noikirer.fl 1 1 i rd 6i )-h. f'iu'tn Ud InrY 1.. !:t ot
application. See the MOLINS WAGcK btftre pntifcaslnp.
INCORPORATED tTNDBB THK STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., .nd Satnray evenings from 7 to So'docS.
FItc per cent Interest paid cn Deposits Monevlc aaerion Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
. P. RSTSOLDS. Pros. T C. DKJfKMAXN. Vice-Pros. J. M. BC"". Ci-i e:
P. L. Mitchell. K P. Reynolds. P. C. Dentin sn. John Crnhaarti. H Y HuU.
Phil Jfitch. 11, L. Klmon, B. W. Hnrst. J. H. Baford.
Jacksor A Hubst, Solicitors.
Began business July 8, 1SH), ard ocespv tte tontheast coxrer cf UitcU;: A I.jtse" ttw
B. F. DeGEAE,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office &nd Shop Comer Seventesctb Si.
and beyenUi Avenue,
'All kinds of carpenter work a spfria?tT. Plans and estimate t for all r.ir.d of
rarn'ebod on application.
fireat Clearing Sale
CLOAKS AND MILLINERY.
WE MUST HAVE ROOM
At once for extensive alterations in our store.
gain it have decided to offer our ENTIRE
STOCK of Cloaks and Millinery at
All goods marked in plain figures at prices tint will
make a great saving to purchasers who buy now.
1 14 West Second Street, Davenport.