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TUESDAY. M KCI1 22, 1S9L
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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Indictments Found Against ;
Chicago City Aldermen.
ALL BUT ONE PUT UP THEIR BONDS
.And He, Is "Out of Eight," as it Were
A Question That the Windy
Where In Sornun?"-The Boodlery Ex-
peard by Alilrrman Roth Hl ExPerl- j
ence as CJty Had He Kntera a Xew- j
paper Scheme of Investigation With
Kntinenl Kucrrss and et l.'.'VO fur
a Covple of otr A Story of Crooked
ntu That Will be Hard to Explain
CtfiOA&fi, March i Indictments against
even aldermen were returned by the grand
jury in Judge Clifford's court yesterday
afternoon, the chnrjte in each case being
corLspirac3gtfiommit the felony of bribery.
The city lathers who must stand trial are:
William J. O Rrien, Sixth ward: Daniel R.
O'Brien, Twefity-third ward; Nicholas A.
Cremer, 'First ward; Patrick J. Gorman,
Thirty-thihV ward; Philip Jackson, Four
teenth ward; Stephen M. Gosselin, Seven
teenth ward; John F. Dorman, Tenth
All hut One ;lve Hand.
Capiases were immediately issued by
Judge ClMord for the arrest of the al
leged conspirators, and Ave of them were
gathered in and promptly gave bail in the
mm of flO.OOrt each for their appearance
when wanted. The two delinquents were
Aldermen Gosselin and Gorman. When
court adjourned they had not been found.
Gosselin was arretted in the council cham
ber at night and taken ln-fore Judge Ad
ams, whereat It o'clock he gave Ixmils.
Has (.uniinn Sought Solitndt'f
Alderman Gorman, it is believed, has de
camped, as all efforts to find him have
proved unavailing, lie was around the
criminal court buildint; while the grand
jury was in session, and displayed extreme
nervousness, leaving I he building hurriedly
when the jury reported. All the indicted
men except Alderman Gorman were in at
tendance at the regular meeting of t".ie
council last evening, liut took no part m
llolll "finve Tli, in Av."
Alderman Hutli made t stalement to the
public last evening w hich list!-s the
fact that the leailim; newspapers of the
city are la-mml the prosecution, and t hat
It was to assist them in exposing the cor
ruption allium; the city fathers that he ac
cepted money f(r liis votes on the "bundle'
oitlinances. In ihe beginning of his state
ment he says he had not been long in the
council before he found thai ordinances
were not always iiassed on t heir merits,
but tliht iu some cases they settled down
to a dispensation of money; at least that
was the impression lie got.
Were Tardy in A pnronclilitg liini.
Previous to the introduction of the Ix-nn-omic
gas ordinance he had not been ap
proached with any hoodie proMitiou lie
cause, as he believes, he was thought to
be too honest to make such a proposition
safe. liut at the time of the passage of
the economic ordinance over the mayor's
Teto it was found by the boodle members
of the council that it would be necessary
to bring into line some aldermen who had
not been brought into line on the original
vote on the ordinance. He supposes that.
thinking that his voting for it would be
worth more in satisfying the public that
the ordinance was not wholly bad than
the vote of some of the members of the
council whose reputations were less satis
factory led them to prefer him to others
who might have been bought.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLOT.
Roth Is Informed That Hi Vote Is
Alderman Roth tlieu proceeds: "It was
daring that jieriod while they were seeking
for additional help to pass the ordinance
ever the veto that I was first spoken to in
regard to getting money foi my vote. I
was spoken to by one of the O'Briens,
who said that I could receive a considera
tion for my vote." Knowing that the
leading newspapers were fighting the
boodlers he called upon them and at a
meeting with 'several of the chiefs of the
papers and other gentlemen the matter
was talked over "and arrangements were
made for receiving the money promised in
such a way that witnesses could testify to
the visit of the man w ho paid the money,
Cot a Roll of $750.
-"The $750 was paid to me in my office.
which money 1 immediately showed to my
bookkeeper, explaining who had paid it
and why it was paid. This was on the
Wednesday after the passage over the
mayor's veto of the Economic gas ordi
nance, and this money at once, within five
minutes after receiving it, 1 took over t
the Daily News office, and in the presence
of witnesses deposited it in a safe in
sealed envelope, bearing thedateaud state
ment as to what it referred to.
The Price of Votes Advance.
"About two weeks after the ordinance of
the Northern Pociftc passed the council
the second time a certain alderman
from the south side ward informed me
About noon, July 2S, the day after the
ordinance Was passed, that Billy O'Brien
had the money, and that he was to meet
O'Brien nt the Sherman house at 2
o'clock." He communicated this to the
newspapers, and as he understood they
had the hotel watched to see that the
meeting took plaoe,-
"Roth" Written nn the Envelope.
"Very soon after 2 o'clock Billy O'Brien
met me in the city clerk's office and con
ducted me into tba washroom, where be
handed me an envelope with the word Koth
written on the outside of it. The envelope
was scaled, l then wens over to Mr. Bat
-r's ortic, in the Commercial uariK runn
ing, tha attorney for The Tribune."' At
this office he met representatives of several
liewsparers, and the envelope was otamed,
in their presence and found to contain two
STiOObilK The bills were then marked,
and sealed up again while the gentlemen
present wrote their names on the envelope,
and took such memoranda as they saw lit.
The package was then locked up in The
News sal e.
The Alderman Kxil:tin His Action.
After this detectives were employed by
the newspapers and other evidence dis
covered. Mr. Hoth proceeeds: "With this
I had veiy little to do. I disire to be un
derstood distinctly, and I have plenty of
proof to warrant my statement, I took no
money at any time for any purpose other
than that of bringing to light the corrupt
methods employed in the city count ilr
This action I felt that I owed to my con
stituents in my ward, and to the
people of the eutire city. I have
profited .n no way by the stand which I
have taken other than in the feeling of
satisfaction that 1 have performed my
duty. I: good shall come of this investi
gation through improved methods in the
city council 1 shall feel amply rewarded
for the trouble I have taken, the enmities
I have fenned and the very unjust accus
ations which have liecn made thought
lessly ag inst me. Everything that I havi
said here I am prepared to prove by unim
All the indicted aldermen say they can
defy any one to prove them guilty of ar.y
boodling. and that they are entirely inno
BUCKEYES FOR HARRISON FIRST,
But Not Lat and All the Time A Mr
Washi n-gtok, March 22. W. A. Halm,
rhairmati of the Ohio Republican statt
committee, said yesterday that Sena
tor Sherman was not and would not
under any circumstances le a candidate
for the Republican nomination for presi
dent. There was a time when the Oliin
statesma l would have Ix-en glad of the op
portunity to Is; the standard-liearcr of his
party, but that day has passed, and bis
most intimate friends now sav that tin:
president y has no charms for him. CYr
tamly no man is in a lietter position to
fcpeak foi the senator than Ilahn. Among
the Republicans of the Ohio delegation
l here is not a single member wbo vnvi
utterance to the thought that Sen;..oi
Sherman is even being considered as a re
When Ohio Will Co for Mf-Kinley.
'Who will be the nominee of the paftvat
Minneapolis; ho will be called to make
this liht aid Ik- the choice of the dele
gates from Ohio?"'
"The di legates from Ohio," replied Mr.
liahn, "v ill go to t he convent ion miin-
structed. The people of Ohio are for Mar
rison, anil the delegates will be for him
also, unit -s something should happen that
renders it necessary fur then to change foi
some other man. Whether that cham;.:
shall come or not does not rest with them.
If the del -gates from the close states show
to the satisfact ion of the Ohio delegates
that Mr. Harrison lannot carry these,
doubtful or close states, anil the ln-.-t in
terests ot the partv demand that some
stronger man should be nominated, then I
can safel) sa. that the delegates from mv
state won hi lie for Governor McKiulev."
WER "FIN DJ SIECLE"' BOYS,
Which May Account for Their skill -it
Robbing Their Km pleycrs.
C'HH AG , March it. Two young men,
BurtSmi-.h and Robert Whittaker, cash
ier and nccountant, respectively, for the
commissi n firm of Iimson Bros., have
gone into hidim; after swindling their em
ployers out of M),(Xio and seriously incon
veniencing the firm. The discovery of
their peculations was made Saturday aft
ernoon ai d yesterday the firm hastened to
sell out their wheat and diminish the loss
ns much ns possible. The news created
some excitement on 'change, but it soi n
Sncee Mntle Them Recklen.
I.nt August Smith and Whittaker,
with a capital stock of fc'iO, bought calls
on wheat to the extent .Vl.OOO bushels. On
these they realized $S-.J,000. Then the
young men began to plunge with the re
sult that l hey soon lost their winning and
began to speculate with their employer's
money. Jvlr. l.amson said yesterday that
he had rei son to believe that men outside
of his office were connected with the affair.
He was heartily ashamed, he said, of hav
ing let twi boys hoodwink hit.i so com
' ADVENTURE OF 1,000,000 EGGS.
They Tan a Short Time at the Bottom
of North River.
NEW Yol:K, March 2:2. One million
newly laid eggs went down to the bottom
of the North River Sunday. Strange as
the statement may appear, every one of
the eggs were saved, and the cargo will bo
only a lev." hours late m reaching the conv
mission merchants. The eggs were in
hundreds of barrels and crates, which were
packed in eight freight cars.
Went lo the llottom of the Sa.
The car-, iu turn, were being transport
ed on an immense car float from the Haiti
more and Ohio dock to the foot of Liberty
street, and the float sank oft Bcdloe's
island. The recovery of the eggs was ac
complishe 1 by the. Chapman Wrecking
company. One of the company s float m
derricks n as run up to the scene of the
disaster ai id picked up the.curs one at a
time and placed them on another float.
The Very Foxes Iiloodthirnty.
SYllaCUsE, N. Y., March 22. While a
farmer of the name of Aimer Jones and
his wife were returning to their home in
Const ant U from this city one day lust
week they were pursued by n pack of hun
gry foxes. 1 he chase iH-came so hot tha
Jones thr jw a dressed hog which tliev
had in the wagou to the hungry lieasts,
The hungry animals at once stopped and
gave their attention to the hog,which was
soon red m ed to a skeleton. Jones and his
wife then drove guickly to their home.
DEATH IN THE FIRE
Six Members of One Family
FOUR FATAL DISASTERS IN ONE DAY
The Total lrath Roll Reaches F.ighteen,
With Three Others Who Will Add to
the I.lst Two of the Accidents Roller
Implosion A Train Wreck in Which
the 1'assengers Miraculously Kscape,
Rut the Fireman Receives Frightful
Injuries Retails of the Horrors.
Minneapolis, March 22. A sp?ci.U to
The Times from Sleepy Eye, Minn., gives
the details of A horrible cremation. The
dwelling of John r-they, six miles south
of Springfield, caught fire about 3 o'clock
yesterday morning, and Lahey and four
sons and one daughter perished in the
flames. The only one of the eutire fam
ily to escape was a 14 year-old sou w ho
pulled his father frcm the building, but
too late to save his life. The five children
were sleeping up-stairs when the firebrok 3
out. Hemmed in by the fire they were un
able to escape.
Roasted Alive In the Cellar.
The floor broke with their weight, throw
ing them all into "the cellar, where they
were roasted alive in an improvised oven.
Mrs. I.ahey had left home the night liefore
to attend a sick friend, or she, too, would
probably have been a victim. Mr. Lahey
was about C5 years of age, and the children
range from 9 to 22 years of age. The cause
of the fire is unknown.
FIVE VICTIMS ARE DEAD.
Fatal Roller Explosion at the Laclede
Fire Brick Works.
St. I.oi'is, March 22. Four men were
killed, two fatally injured and three
slightly injured yesterday aftirnoon by
the explosion of a boiler at the Laclede
fire brick works, Cheltenham. It was just
2:35 o'clock when the accident occurred.
Following is a list of the victims: Killed
Joseph Beckley, bricklayers' apprentice;
John Dubuchy, machinist: Reynold
Deideke, pan feeder; I.irry Hussy, molder.
Injured Frank Seger, fireman, fatally-
died last night; Morgan luman, laborer, fa
tally; John Cellert, engineer, slightly;
James Summerfeld, laborer, slightly.
Sefcer Hlonn Into a Creek.
One boiler exploded. Seven men were at
work on the roof of the shed covering the
boiler repairing the whistle. The boiler
divided in half, and one half was earned
clean over the main building and landed
on the road on the opposite side of the
street. The other halt was carried ten or
twelve feet. Frank Seger, the fireman,
was blown into a cr ek thirty feet distant,
from which he was fished out some mo
ments later. He was badly burned and
scalded, but still alive. The four men wiio
were killed were all terribly mangled.
Kipcirl Heard for Miles.
The noise of the explosion attracted
people lor miles, and so many gathered at
the works that the police had difliculty
keeping the crowds back and the works
had to be slutt down for the day. The
shock was felt for blocks away, while the
report could be heard fot miles. lor a
minute or two after the accident a mass
ot escaping steam, smoke and dust ob
scured everything from view. When it
cleared away it was seen what awful ruin
the explosion had wrought.
H0RRI3LY HURT IN A WRECK.
A I'ireuiMii Keeeivcs Injuries That Will
tl-iohably Kill Him.
KiM'IaU O., March 23. An exciting
and at the same time disastrous wreck
occurred yesterday on the l'indlay. It.
Vanc and Western railroad two miles
west of West Park, a suburb of Findlay.
The engine, tender, passenger coach, sniok-
ing car ami baggage car are all more or
less wrecked, the engine lieing very badly
damaged. Kight passengers were in the
passenger car, three of them ladies, one of
honi was carrying a baby in her arms.
Miracnlous llscape of Passenger.
All of these escaped without injury,
which is considered miraculous. The fire
man, Alexander Shannon, jumped from
the engine before it turned over and re
ceived serious injuries. The entire top
portion of his scalp was torn open to the
skull, the skin falling overhisface. Besides
the injuries to his head, his lips were cut
open, his front teeth knocked out and his
arms and legs badly cut and bruised. He
is not expected to live.
Kngineer Lit in a Swamp.
The engineer, K. K. Whitt, remained on
the engine, and was thrown through the
top of the cab down an embankment and
into a swamp near the track, which saved
him from being killed outright. The acci
dent was caused by an obstruction of a
chunk of wood on the track.
CAUGHT BY AN EXPLOSION.
Seven 1'ersons Sent to F.ternity in
KAST JoniiAN, Mich., March S2.A fricht
explosion took place yesterday in the F-'ist
Jordan Lumber Company's '-Red" mill, by
which the following persons were killed
Albert A. Cook. Emanuel Hunt. William
Beach, Simon Carney, Peter Sheldon, John
I . Jtrow n, and Auozi Christy, head saw
yer, died three hours later iu terrible ag
Three Oilier Iaii terouslj- Hurt.
The following were dangerously wound
ed: Sanderson Rciuhard; .Tohu Ringle,
eyes blown out, w ill die; .lames Smith
very seriously hurt. A score of others
were less seriously hurt. The six men in
staidly killed Were close to the boiler aud
their bodies arc mangled beyond recogui
Cause of the explosion Not Known.
It is not known just w hat caused the
explosion, although it is thought the
(supply or water was too low. Mr. Per
sons, who was an eye witness, says no one
was to blame. The mill, which was worth
tlO.UUO. is a complete wreck. Parts of tlm
loilers were blown in every direction for
half a mile. The concussion resembled
that of an earthqnske.
The Powder K'xpleded in Ills Anns.
New Biiemex, O., March 122. At a fire
iu the village of Lock No. 2 a fireman met
his deat h by the explosion of a keg of
powder which ho was carrying awav from
the burning building. The loss h the
lire was $2o.0(10.
Killed the Man at the Rot torn.
S-iiAMoKiN, Pa., March 22. -Three loaded
coal wagons were dropped 4'J0 f eet down
the Sterling slope yesterday by the hoist
ing engine machinery breaking. John
Humphrey, who was at the bottom of the
slope, was instantly killed.
MONEY FOR WESTERN WATERS.
Home Items That Find a Place in th
River and Harbor Bill.
Washington, March 22. Among th
principal items of appropriation carried
by the river ;.nd harbor bill are the follow
ing: Indiana harbors Michigan City
outer harbor, $3fl,0('0; inner harbor, $15,-
Michigan harbors: Charlevoix harlior,
$10,000; Frankfort, $10,(100; Grand Haven,
$40,000; Grand Marais Refuge, $10,000;
Manistee, $50,000; Holland (Black Lake),
$5,000; Muskegon, $75,000: Ontonagon, $20,
000; Sand Beach, $150,000; St. Joseph, $50,
000; South Haven, $10,000; Marquette, $S0,
000; Petoskey, $20,000.
isconstn harbors Green Bay, $10,000;
Kenosha, $15,000; Kewaunee, $20,000; Man
itowoc, $lS,00n: Milwaukee refuge, $75,000;
Milwaukee harbor, $74,000; Racine, $i5,00t);
Superior Imy ami St. Ixn:is bay, $70,000;
feheboygan, $20,000; Ashland, $45,000.
Ship Channel and Mississippi.
For a ship channel twenty and twenty-
one feet in dept h and of a minimum width
of 300 feet in the shallows of the connect
ing w aters of the great lakes between Chi
cago, Duluth and Buffalo an appropria
tion of $2,mtl,000 is provided. For contin
uing the improvement of the Mississippi
river from t he mouth of the Ohio river to
St. Paul, Minn., $1,500,000, with additional
contracts aggregating $1,500,000 per an
num for three years, commencing July 1,
The emploves of the Grand Trunk rail
way are threatening to go on a strike.
The passenger rate between Chicago
and Cincinnati has been reduced from t'i
The hotel at Drechausen, Germany, has
been burned. Two boys lost their lives in
The Standard- Oil trust has been dis
solved by a two-thirds vote of its certifi
Louis Cartigny, of Hyeres, France has
died at the age of 101. He was the last
French survivor of the battle of Trafal
Hon. William K. Morrison has been
elected chairman of the interstate com
merce commission, vice Judge Cooley, re
The town of Quillimane, in Africa, is
besieged by 6,000 armed natives, and a
British warship has been ordered there
The boiler in a lumber mill at Fast Jor
dan, Mich., blew up, instantly killing six
persons and injuring more than a score
besides, some of whom will die.
Mrs. McClain, of Pittsburg, while drunk.
placed her 3-year-old daughter on the
stove to punish her for crying. The child
was almost burned to death when rescued
by the father.
No one at Washington knows what Sal
isbury replied to the president's last note
It is believed to make some concessions,
but orders are preparing to send the reve
nue cutters to Bchriug sea.
The English Miners' federation, which
stopped work a week ao to force up
prices and prevent a fall in wages, has
resumed work. There is still much dis
quietude among the miners of certain sections.
They Have a Messiah in Holivia.
Lima, Peru, March 22. The Indians in
the northern Bolivian provinces continue
to wage their war of extermination against
the white settlers. More thau 30,000 are
said to now !e on the war path, led by t in
new "Messiah,'' and their numbers are
being daily increased.
Seven at One Rirth!
Gl'AY aqi. II., F.cuador, March 22. Marie
Juneau, a French demi mondaine, living
on the outskirts of this city, gave birth
Sunday to seven children, all perfect and
Horrible Method of Suicide.
PlllI.ADlxriUA, March 22. Frederick
Hengle, pged 4o years, residing at Forty
eighth and Brown streets, committed sui
cide Saturday afternoon by placing his
head under a steam hammer at the estab
lishment of Pearce, Kirsh & Co., manu
facturers of jewelry. Thirty-seventh and
Market streets, where the deceased was
employed as a gold beat-r.
To Murderers Oct a Respite.
New Yor.K, March 22. Both Carlyle W.
Harris and Noah Richards, the negro,
were sentenced to die by electricity some
time during this wk. Neither will be
executed, however, as the counsel in each
case have filed a notice of appeal, which
operates as a stay of proceedings.
Talk's cheap, but when it's
backed up by a pledge of the
Iiard cash of a financially re
sponsible firm, or company, of
world-wide reputation for fair
and honorable dealing, it
Now, there are scores of
sarsaparillas and other blood
purifiers, all cracked up to be
the best, purest, most peculiar
and wonderful, but bear in
mind (for your own sake),
there's only cue guaranteed
blood-purifier and remedy for
torpid liver and all diseases
that come from bad blood.
That one standing solitary
and alone sold on trial, is
Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
If it don't do good in skin,
scalp and scrofulous diseases
and pulmonary consumptioa
is only lung-scrofula just let
its makers know and get your
Talk's cheap, but to buck a
poor medicine, or a common
one, by selling it on irial as
"Golden Medical Discovery"
is sold, would bankrupt the
. Talk's cheap, but only M Dis-
! covery is guaranteed.
Woodyatt's Music House-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODY ATT.
9 & I
5 S I
a, e- J
This firm have the exclusive Bale for fhlconnty 0f tfc
Pieirios etrjcL Oro-gtrjs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS , WHEELOtt
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fA fall line also of small Magical merchandise. We hive in our imyloj t trft'.,(f ft,
. . Spring Sit
IS ARRIVING DAILY.
hi a fev;days
We will have a
Grand Spring- Opening
WATCH for it.
CARSE & CO.,
" 1622 Second Ave.
e guarantee to cure nil rrv"ii .1
soi Hrutu Iw(-r. Hfa.inriie. :tk.'t;i.-
dKj sinus. N'rrtunc4s. l.as-iuMe.alltiran-:i"-i I r-
Ol-iians in itht-r Hfi oant" t ly kt.t i-v-:-":;. '!''-' ' l-
I e tl Uihacot. opium or stimulants In. i - -i -' : 1
Oat tion and lnumtv. l'llt npc.livflii'lit U ;i r r v ; :-, .--I I- i
aKro&E wd rru insn. rcjund tlU umi.' Circular lrj. J j4r. A ;i t --rl i
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsen. 3d Ave. an 1
R. Q. Hudson.
M. J. Paei-s-
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended t - E..s.--
lursisnea wnen uMreu. ,
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth et. Ko-k lalanJ
THE BEE HIVE,
Grand Opening ! - -
March 23, 24, 25 and 26.
When they will display all the latest Novelties m
Imported Pattern Hata and Bonnets.
Also, a full and complete line of Blazer and Reefer
Jackets, Capes and Ulsters in all the leading
1 14 West Second Street. Davenport-