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H F. A HCH TUESDAY. M KC11 15,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
IS WILLING TO KUN.
Grover Cleveland in the Hands
of His Friends.
A LETTER FEOM THE EX-PRESIDENT
lie Gives dm. ltrsiKB to Vmlerslaiul That
H AVill Accept Nomination, bnt
Will Not Scramble for It leii. Alger
Present His War Iterord in Keply to
Pnt'l Imputations Senator Hill's Re
ception In the Sonih Very Enthusiastic
Political FlelU Notes.
MlLWAUKEK, March 15. The Daily Jour
nal publishes a let t-r from Grover Cleve
land which removes all doubt that he will
be a candidate before the Chicago conven
tion. C'levelauil writes in response to a
letter from General Edward S. Bragg, of
Wisconsin, author of t lie famous phrase:
lWe love him for the enemies he has
toade." Following is the, full text of
bragg's letter, dated at Fond du Lar,
Wis., March .1, iSYi-
Sin: But a few months since the promise of
Iemocrutic sr.eress in the coming national
election, with the resulting doliveranee from
erresnive taxation aud tho more iniiiuitocs
tributes to favored classes which our tariff
laws inflict on the ieoile,was bright and cheer
ing". In every quarter you were looked to as
one who by your former ofticiul conduct, your
abilities, character and courage stood fore
moot as the embodiment and expression of the
Hpular cause and the popular hope: and upon
you an almost universal expectation was tix-d
as the proiMT representative aud leader of the
cause and t lie party.
Call on Cleveland to Speak.
But recently distraction has distressed our
counsels uml cast a cloud over the nropert
lo ftome j art contributory to this have been
"-iterated repurls th.it you would not stand
for the presidential nomination, and a wont of
the concert and organization requisite to five
X rm to the popular purpose. Friends of your
t andidncy have found themselves on different
aides of minor questions where tliuir co-operation
should have loin exHi-tetl with lenetit.
1 neetl not suiiirest to you that the political
action of a fcreat people can only be wisely
directed by means of intelligent and trust
worthy leadeivhip. organization, concentra
tion, and con.inuity if effort, with distinct
ends lu. view n , lm than clear principles.
Your reserve has beeu in worthy keeping witu
your hiicli station in the public regard, your
llistineuished public service and your iwrsonal
dignity. Hut the danger to the public interests
Which a failure of the Democratic party would
Involve seema to mo now to require the open
avowa! ol your williUKiicNt to Mii.mit to any
Service to w hir-h your party and the peop.e
may assign you.
Why a Statement is Necessary.
Many entertain tears that you maydocline
turthcr puhlie duty, which none but you can
effectually remove, and your voice w ill lie
everywhere h.ardwith hciit-iit and effect. I
believe your usefulness to the nation may he
(Teater now than eer in the imst. to carry to
to victory the aitse of tariff reform,
and to restore the blessing of s.hhI
iTnraent to 0':r iwoplc; and as yunr fellow
Ihjmocrat and fe!hv--it izen, 1 :i-.k you to
ay to your pi.tty and the people that your
name may be prcseatcil to ih- national Derate
cratic convention as a candidate for its nomi
nation to the presidency, and that yon will ac
cept that nomination if the convention sh-ll
make it, and nunin iindettate the duties of
president if the pie shall, as 1 U-lieve they
will, choose jiM tor that office. Sincerely
J'oura, Kl.WAHD S. UltAou.
MR. CLEVELAND'S REPLY.
Will N,ot l.cad a Seir-Seekin-r Canvass
for the C.reat Oflire.
To the foregoing letter Cleveland re
filled March 1), from Lukewood, X. .1., as
Mr Dear Sir: Vour letter of the 5th i:ist.
Is received. 1 have thought until now that I
might continue silent on the subjects which,
under tho hii:h sanction of your position as
my "fellow Democrat and fellow citizen."
and in your relation as a true and trusted
rriend, you present tome. If, in answering your
Questions, 1 m i ct. t only consider my jiersoual
Desires and my individual ease and comfort,
tny response would he promptly made, aud
Without the least reservation or difficulty.
But if yon arc right in smpoinij that the sub
ject is related to a duty 1 owe to tho country
and to tny party, a condition exists which
makes such priviitu and personal considera
tions entirely Irrelevant.
The Presidency a People's Office.
I cannot, however, refrain from declaring to
f on that my experience in tho creat office of
president of the United States has so impressed
me with the solemnity of the trust and its
awful responsibilities that I cannot bring my
self to regard a candidacy for the place as
something to be won by personal strife aud
active self-assertion. I have also an Idea that
the presidency Is pre-eminently tho people's
office, and I have been sincere in my constant
advocacy of the effective participation In polit
ical affairs on the part of all our citizens; con
sequently I believe the people shoulS be heard
In the choice of their party candidates, and
that they themselves bhould make nomina
tions as directly as is consistent with oien,
fair and full party organization and methods.
Anxious for His Party's Success.
I speak of those things solely for the purpose
of advising you that my conception of the
nature of the presidential office aud my con
viction that thj voters of our party should be
free in the s 1 ction of their candidate, pre
clude tho possibility of my leading anil push
ing a self-seckim; canvass for the pre.-idential
nomination, even if 1 had a dedre to lie atfaui
candidate. Believing that the complete su
premacy of Democratic principles means in
creased national prosperity and the increased
happiness of our people. I am earnestly anx
ious for the success of my party.
A Hint to the Statesmen.
1 am coufldent success is still within our
roach, but I believe this is a time for- Demo
cratic thought fulness and deliberation, not
pnlynsto candidates, but concerning party
action upon questions of immense interest to
the patriotic, and intelligent voters of the land.
Who watch for an assurance of safety as tue
price of their contidence and supjiort.
1 ours very tru y.
and :lnal discharge of the general, re m-cludi-s
favorable indorsements from time
to t me. The portion that answers the
charges made by the New York Sun is the
most interesting. The report and recoru
niemlatior.s of General Custer are also in
teres ing, As it was upon Custer's report
that Alger's dismissal for absence without
leave was recommended.
The i.res t 'avalrymau's Report.
Sef t. 10, 1864, General Custer reported
to Captain A. K. Dana, A. A. U., that
Alger left the command Aug. 3S to rejoin
it near Ilalltown and had not lieen ou
hand since; that he (Custer) did not know
that Alger was absent until late on the day
he left, when Assistant Surgeon St Cl.iire,
of the First Michigan cavalry, presented
an h plication for leave of absence for
twenty days for Alger, stating that Alger
'as indisposed. Custer says lhaljas Alger
"had, two or three times previous to this,
applied, for a similar leave of absence
when in my opinion he was fit for duty,
and v.-hich opinion subsequently proved
to be correct, as it ha in the case now re
ferred to, I returned Colonel Alger's ap
plicat on without my approval."
The Report Was 1'asseil A Ion-.
Cus er says thrtt he first heard of Alger
at the Eutaw house in Baltimore, and later
at Washington, where Alger ha l a detail
on a court-martial; Custer had Alger re
ported absent without leave, and says:
"He le't this command without authority
and af ;er having been refnscd a leave r.f
absencs from these headquarters. " The
next o:Iicer to have anything to do with
the for :going report was General Merritt,
who forwarded it to the chief of cavalry
with the remark that severe measures
should bo taken. Chief of Cavalry Tor
bert took severe measures, recommending
dismissal from the service, because the
evil of absence wit hout leave was a grow
ing one and needed clieckiug.
What Phil Sheridan Wrote.
General Phil Sheridan passed on the
report i.ext saying that it was evident that.
Alger :iad left his command without
authority, "audit appears he h.is diny -.
before. I have always considered Colonel
Alger a good officer, but cannot excuse his
conductor withhold my approval of the
recommendation of his immediate com
luanders." The Colonel's Honorable Iisr.liarge.
The lust of the ofticiul documents reads
War I f.partmkxt, A. O. ()., Sept. ls.iL
Resnectf jlly returned. This officer was honor .
My discb irjjed from the service by S. U. :i 1.
Sept. a, .sot. from this office.
T. M. Vincent,
Assistant Adjutant ficti'-ral.
On Ar. g. 6, lsrt-t, a month and ten days
before tieneral Custer's report. Colonel
AIgerw:-otea letter to Secretary Stanton
tenderin j his resignation because his pri
vate business was in such shape as abso
lutely to require his presence at home if he
would s; ve himself from ruin. The presi
dent indorsed the letter Aug S, .MH, "lt
this resignation be accepted."
Went Hack to the Ranks Again.
This i cceptance by the president was
dated a month and eight days earlier than
the date of General Custer's letter regard
ing Alger. After leaving the president,
with his acct pted resignation in his pos
session. Colonel Alger learned that there
was pros icct of an active campaign in the
Shenandoah Valley. He did not present
his resignation at the war depart men;,
but hastily rearranged his biisine-s as
well as possible, and started for the scene
of oiicrat ons. arriving, on account of mis
information as to the time of the depart me
of the train, one day late.
Had to Resign Anew.
Six we -ks later, on Sept. lit, lstvt, t he
date of General Custer's report, and seven
days before it had received its final in
dorsements, he tendered his resigiiat ion
anew. T le same day it was accepted by
the presi lent. The acceptance was in
dorsed by the secretary nf war ou Sept. 17.
and by spi cial order of Sept. '.'(, lst'i,signcil
by Adjuti lit General K. D. Townsend, lie
was bonotably discharged from the serv
ice of tin United States.
!so ne stong Kiidorsciiicitts.
A let ter is included in the record from
General (. nster to the secretary of war,
dated Oct. l'. Wit, in which Custer recommend-
him t.r a brigadier generalship,
saying: " Vs an oflicer and a gentleman
Colonel Alger justly enjoys the highest
esteem of lioth his command aud his com
manding t dicers," and some more of the
name if no more so. Jan. W.l, Jlie ap
plication was renewed, endorsed by I'liil
Sheridan and approved by General Meade
and General Grant, while Sheridan wrote
M have a I rigade to give him."
That Title of "General."
General Alger was afterward brevetted a
brigadier geueral of volunteers and on
Feb. 7, 19o", by order of Secretary Stan
ton, was orlered appointed a brevet major
general of "'olunteers. These brevet com
missions were siyrned by President .John
ton, to win. m Geural Alger was political
HILL'S SOUTHERN TOUR.
EN.. ALGER'S WAR RECORD.
He Prints the Official Documents Hear
i: ing Thereupon.
DETROIT, March 15. The Detroit Tri
bune prints two pages of General Alger's
reply to the critics of his war record. His
reply takes the form of the publication of
the record itself and purports to give all
the paperi now on file in the war depart
taent relative to the absences, promotions,
Received vViih .irt lntliu-oasiti
A long the Line.
KstiXVll.:.!., Trim., March 15. Senator
Hill's soutl ern trip seems to Ik. a success
from every standpoint. At each stopping
pluce crowt s of citizens were assembled
in his honor. He was called upon for
tpeeches ami responded in a way that fired
the southern heart. His addresses had a
ring which caught the populace. His
audiences eagerly grasped every telling
sentence and applauded him to the echo.
The first sto;i was at Roanoke, where 8,UoO
or 4,000 people assembled to cheer him and
hear him sprak.
Reat lies Knoxville, Tenn.
At Hadforl, Pulaski aud Wytheville,
Va.t there Aere lurge and enthusiastic
crowds, aud the senator spoke and shook
hands with all there was time for. The
same progra ume was carried out at Uris
tol and Morristown, tills state. In this
city there whs an immense crowd to meet
him. His sj eech was wildly -cheered from
Start to nnisii. All his sjieeches have been
vigorously 1 H-mocratie, and iu some cases
he has critic. sed what the president said
on his sou t hern trip.
The senator arrived at Chattauooga lat
night and lef there at 11 p. in.
FELONY AND DEATH
One Follows the Other in a
Denver Case. '
TAILURE CF A EI0 "WEISKY ITEM.
The Senior Partner, Guilty of forgery,
Endi His Life with a Dose of PrussK
Acid, Dying with the Tapers That Pre
cipitated the Trash on His ISreast Th
llankrnptry Likely to ltring Ruin on
Others Liabilities Probably 0500,000.
Dexveh, March 15. The liquor honso
of Jacob lioehm & Co., one of the largest
in the west, is in l he hands of the sheriff.
It was closed and a deputy placed in
charge yesterday afternoon. Two hours
later Mr. Bochin, the senior member of
the firm, was found dead in a chair in
room 31U at the Windsor hotel. He had
rented the room temporarily and for the
sole purpose of committing suicide in.
An empty bottle, which had contained a
solution of prussic acid, told the story.
Was Kxpectlng the Trouble.
Mr. lioehm was at lunch and the docu
ments relating to the first suit filed were
presented to his partner. At 1 o'clock Mr.
lioehm came iu and the papers were
handed to him. He seemed to Have been
expecting it and telephoned to his attor
ney, Earl B. Coe. Mr. Coe hastened to
meet him an, 1 together they went to tha
Windsor hotel, where Mr. Hochm regis
tered and was assigned to room ;il'j. Here
Mr. Borhiu consulted with his attorney a
few moments and then Mr. Coe went to
lunch. They were to meet again soon in
the sume room, but when Mr. Cue, returned
he found his client dead.
Other Firm Likely to go I nder.
To what extent the claims may continue
to accumulate is very uncertain. At hrst
the claims made know n reached nearly
&oO,UUv, and it was understood that there
were many more to come, but as t he assets
will not exceed MO.tKHl they are is no
hurry to make known how much they
have lost. All claims thus far are local
and none of the foreign creditors has
been heard from. It is also probable that
Other houses will go under or suffer severe
ly in the crash, one tirm having already
been attached in the same case.
lteen Forging Whisky C ert iticate.
As soon as the house was closed Sam
Kose, a broker, rushed in for fi.Vttt. and
this and the lirst attachment papers lay on
Mr. lioehm's breast w hen his body was
discovered. It is learned on the
authority ot V. II. Moffat, president
of the First National Hank, that
Hoehm had forged a large number
of whisky certificates, many of which his
hank helu as security. .Mr. Motl'at states
tiiat Kochm made a confession to him of
this crime, and also that he had misap
propriated funds uf the firm.
Will lie a Half. Million ltreak.
As the failure is investigated further it
is nssuming "colossal proportions. As it
how stands the. First National bank will
lose jli5,0tKi, the American National
hank t-25,000, 1-ewin's National bank
iv:5,m.:ii; a big New York wine house, name
unknown at present, s-ii.ow. Chicago and
Cincinnati liquor houses lose large
amounts. It is now thought that the total
liabilities will foot up ioOO.tltdl, with assets
BAD WRECK IN WISCONSIN.
A Chicago Man Instantly Killed and l ive
Others Severely Hurt.
OsHKusii, Wis., March 1.1. A disastrous
wreck occurred at C:2o yesterday morning
on the Wisconsin Central at Dale, a small
station about forty-five miles from this
city. A broken rail was the cause. Near
ly the entire train left the track and roiled
downau embankment, where the cars
took fire and were destroyed. The engine
and mail car alone remained on the track.
One man was killed and about a dozen
The List of I nfortunates.
The list of casualties is as follow:
Hrakeman George W. Gimbrriing, of Chi
cago, instantly killed; Hans Olseii, of Chi
cago, budly injured about the head; C. H.
Umid, traveling .salesman, injured about
the head and hurt internally; M.
A. Cohen. . traveling salesman of
Milwaukee. foot crushed: If. M ei
ther, of Nrcnuh, injured alout the
head; V. A. Siiiinkler, terribly if not fatal
ly hurt by a toe that fell on him. A. W.
Jones, of Dale; i II. Wilson, express
messensrer, Htid Mrs. Delia l'lcming, of
liikhart, Ind., were more or less injured.
Canada Will Help Fortify Fii:mHtitt.
HuNlioX, March 15. The snbj-ct of the
fortifications ut K-quiniault came up
again in parliament yesterday. When
questions were asked on the subject lirod
erick, financial under secretary of the war
office, replied that while no news had beeu
oflicially received as to Canada's proposed
action in regard to Ksquimalt, there was
every reason to believe that the minister
of militia of the m-w Dominion cabinet
would interest himself soon to execute
FxRiuination of llr. Sctldiler.
Chicago, March 15. The preliminary ex
amination of Dr. Scudder for the murd.-r
of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Duutou, began
in Justice Hraytou'scourt yesterday. The
prisoner was closely guarded and psrtly
carried into the court room. He was
much excited and apparently recognized
no one, not even his relatives. Frank 11.
Dunto;i. husband of the murdered woman,
was the first witness. His evidence was a
repetition of the story of the murder.
Died for lluic? If is Duty.
(JZAUK., Mo. March 15. Seventy armed
men rode into l'orsythe, this Mate.Saturday
tiight to lynch John Hight, who murdered
his wife. AH the guards of the
jail ran except James Williams,
w ho said he would do his duty whatever
the result. One of the jnob thereupon
i-hot him through the head killing him.
The mob then lynched Bright.
1 be Oiicen Grieves for Louis.
HiiNlxiS, March 15. Queen Victoria has
postponed until Saturday next her depar
ture for Hyeres, in the south of France.
The reason is her grief fur the late grand
duke of Hes-e, to w hom Queen Victoria
was deeply attached, almost as much as
one of her own children. mtttH
MusKi-ave In the Penitentiary.
JKrTKHSOsVTLLF., ind., March 15. Ben
XL Musgrave, whose sensational escapade
attracted attention all over the country,
was received at the prison Monday morn
ing to serve ten years at hard labor.
Akron Jeweler Assign.
Akkos, O., March 15. Frauk & Lau
baeh, jewelers, assigned yesterday'with
liabilities of about t4),(ki0 and assets of
The police authorities of Covington,
Ky.. have closed up all the "policy" shops.
The total number of victims of the Bel
gium colliery explosion is stated at 153,
with tweLty wounded.
Rainmaking firms are springing up all
over Kansas and offer to secure a proper
amount of moistnre at $600 per county.
Kansas was visited with a severe bliz
zard. Railway traffic was impeded and
business generally was at a standstill.
A subterranean river, it is alleged, flows
beneath the city of Plainfield, X. J., and
from it the city water supply is obtained.
A plot to assassinate the sultan of Tur
key has been discovered at Constantino
ple, and two of the conspirators are under
Two thousand negroes will leave Arkan
sas in the next few mouths for Oklahoma.
Farmers are wondering where they will
The nominations for the United States
circuit judges have all been reported
favorably, including that of Judge Woods,
The bursting of a flywheel in the Cin
cinnati electric light works. Hunt street
and Broadway, did f-iO.tXK) damage to ma
chinery and bnilding.
Harry Keiser, Frank Cohn and Hugh
Duffy were killed in the boiler making
establishment of Rohan Bros., St. Ixuis,
by the fall of a freight elevator, and twfi
boys badly wounded.
Mexicans living on the American side of
the Rio Grande complain that they are be
ing persecuted by Captain Bourke,United
States army, who has been engaged in
chasing the revolutionist Garza.
Typhus fever is attacking others at Xtw
York besides the emigrants. Fred J.
Hamilton, a reporter who had ventured
into a quarantined house, died of tho
disease. At Philadelphia two nnrse3 who
had attended typhus fever patients died.
The first person to apply for transporta
tion to Chicago on a visit to the World's
fair was Benjamin Bailey, a wealthy farm
er living near Irfickport, X. Y. He was
very indignant when the ticket agent
laughed and told him that the fair did not
open until 1S93.
Something Like the Quay Case.
Omaha, Neb., March 15. John Schoen
gen, Democratic candidate for school
board in Council Bluffs, has sued the
Nonpareil for $10,000 libel. The election
occurred yesterday and the Xonpareil is
sued an extra in the morning charging
Schoeugen with embezzlement in Dcs
Moines some years ago, and added that
William Groneweg assisted in the crime
and is now serving a term in the peniten
tiary for it.
ICayard frotet Against Tree Silver.
Wn.MiM.ToN, Del., March 13. Ia an
open letter to the Democratic party of the
United States printed in an afternaon
paper in the f-hapc of an interview, Thomas
F. Bayard draws a vivid picture of the
evils he believes would follow the passage
of the free silver bill, protesting against
Mich action by the h:iusc and insisting
that a cheap dollar is always a robber of
Stilts the IVople's Party.
Jtll EKStiN ClTV, Mo., March 15. The
congressional reapportionment passed first
reading in the house yesterday and Hen
dricks, a third party man, said the bill
was just what the third party wanted.
This arrangement," he said, uwill insure
third party representation in congress
Shot by a Messenger Hoy.
San Franc isco, March 15. F. F. Weihe,
manager of the American, district office
iu the Grand hotel, was shot and slightly
wounded yesterday by a discharged mes
senger boy who fired live shots. Trouble
sv-r aims was the cause of the shooting.
Ireland and the Cardinalate.
Baltimore, March 15.- Cardinal Gib
bons has received a telegram from Father
HefJron, of St. Paul, Minn., who was
quoted in the papers as saying he had re
ceived definite information that Archbishop
Ireland was to be made a cardinal. Father
Heffron stated to Cardinal Gibbons that
he is not author of the statement tele
graphed from St.. Paul Friday night, and
adds that he has no information whatever
on the subject.
Wheat in Farmers' Hands.
Mcx'NF.Al'OLis, M.irch 15. The Journal
has collected reports from sixty different
points in Minnesota and the Dakotas,
bowing that there are, on a safe estimate,
alHint 3J,0lX,0u0 bushels of wheat yet for
sale in farmers' hands.
He. ti waits
for nn inactive liver to 1o its work,
exposes himself to all the diseases
that come from tainted Liood.
Don't 'wait! Languor and loss of
appetite warn you that graver ills
are clo-ie behind. You can keep
them, from coming ; you can euro
them if they've come with t Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
It's the only L'ood ut; 1 liver neili
ciae that's guaranteed, i.i every case,
to benefit or cure;. Your money
back if it doesn't Thus, you only
pay for the good you get. Can you
ask more? It cleanses the system
and cures pimples, blotches, erup
tions and all skin and scalp dis
eases. Scrofulous affections, aa
fever - sores, hip - joint disease,
swellings and tumors . yield to
its superior alterative properties.
Children Cry for
Wooflyatt's Music House-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
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This firm have the exclusive sale for this
couhly of tL-
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKEK BROS,. WIlERon
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
3PA full line also of mall Musical merchar.dice. We have ;c our in ; '.ov a ;T.;.( ?
OUR NEW . .
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IS ARRIVING DAILY.
In a few days
We will have a
trrand Spring Opening
WATCH for it.
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