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HIE AUG US TUESDAY. APJRIL 12, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
They Refuse to Tell Enloe
Their "Private Business."
A NEW DEPARTURE 01 THE INQUIRY
Th Ranm invest i-aton Want to Know
Abont the ltorrnwiiiR of Money by the
Commissioners' Subordinates An Old
Kinploye Who Seems to be Always
"Short" The House to he Aaked to
t'omjulKiin 1 lenniken Worked
G rati i. A liii-nyo I'olitieal Story Dig
"Waswinutun, Airil 12. n. V. Fk-nni-keh,
private secretary of the late Senator
Plumb, made a statement before the spe
cial committee on pension investigations
yesterday in answer to the charge made
by S. K. Hersey, in effect that he (Hersey)
' believed that Fleuniken had used the con
gressional slip to obtaiL the status of pen
sion claims and sold the information.
Witness stated in substance that he had
never received money directly or indirect
ly for any information relating to the
Ifutns of pension claims. George W.
Wayson, who held the position of special
examiner, was the, next witness. He was
asked by Knloe if he had ever borrowed or
received money from examiners in the
office who desired to secure duty in the
Not Telling His Private BnKiness.
Witness said he never had the authority
to assign men to duty in the field.
When questioned about certain financial
transactions with an examiner named
Cohley witue s said that tiiis was a pri
vate affair and his own business. His
official business was open to inspection,
but not his private affairs. The witness
persistently refused to answer such ques
tions, but said his oflicial actions were
never infiucticcd by illegal money trans
actions ami he declined to discuss 'his pri
vate affairs. He declined to say if hp had
ever borrowed money from .1. W. Latour
ette, nor would he sav that, he obtained
the indorsement on n:,ti-s of subordinates
in the olliee while assistant chief of the
special examiners' division.
Another Stubborn Witness.
Chairman Wheeler hen prupusud that
the record of t be witness be submitted to
the house, together with a resolution ak
inn the commissi, ,1-cr of pensions to dis
charetbe ii n,s from oiiice. Harvey
Ellis, an examiner at the desk in the pen
sion bureau, declined to say if he had ever
endorsed notes fur Wavsuii, considering it
bis private affair and im;:c nf t he commit
tee's bnir:ess. it ik-ss admitted h:ivinu
loaned Wayson $-j(t a lon time ao. Knloe
askeiltlie witness why he refused to an
swer the question which he characterized
as private affairs, s.n.l then told about the
frill loan, which was also a private affair.
lle(K:i!.e) no difference U iwcciithe
two. Witness tiioiu-hl I here wa a ereat
lifferet ( e. 1. .':iv n. ihu witness re
f used to answer quest ii.r.s r. lat In-t other
limn y t rni.-ai i ;oas.
I-ro.e-ii:- t;, Ase.lv Ho- Itaek.
Kn!- aid hi.: ' ca -e was -imil w to that
of Vi,v'in, ami t!:r,::.-ht it shonhi ho
treated a- v.;,i tii;i; ot i he former wilne-s.
T'tiloe ri in . i ked that the investigation
could not proceed while there was a pad
lock ot, tin; moinhsof the pension oiiice
employes. Juiluv 1 a.yson objected to this
remark, which he churacti n.ed a,s an in
ference, and saiil Commissioner Kawtn
had nothing to do with t he witm sses refus
ing to answer, as they alone were account
able. It was decided to include Ellis in
the resolution to the house recommending
him for dismissal. Knloe proposed that
in addition to the resolution aereed upon,
another resolution should he submitted to
the bouse to require Wayson and Ellis to
answer questions asked them before the
Darker Contradict Some Testimony.
After recess Major W. H. Barker, who
J. W. Donohue testified at Saturday's
bearing bad been arrested for not paying a
note, made a statement to the committee
in effect that be had never been arrested
for the protest of a note given to one
Worse. S. M. Taylor, a former special ex
aminer of the pension bureau, said that he
was fired because, his "usefulness had be
come tmpalredj that Bussey informed him
that his, resignation was wanted: that
whenever the secretary had any disagree
able work to lie done he always got Gen
eral Bussey to do it, and be made a good
FORD SEEMS IN BAD WAY.
An Old Pub. Func. Who Manages to Keep
Ifiniseir In Debt.
William T. Ford, assistant chief of the
record division of the pension bureau, was
called. He stated that the roster showed
that he had been in the interior depart
ment since 148, w hen it was known as the
home department. Enloe asked the wit
ness if he had cursed an old soldier in the
office. Witness said he did, but not be
cause be was a soldier, but for another
reason, which was proven in court as jus
tifiable. Enloe asked witness if be had ap
plied vile epithets to old soldiers. Wit
ness denied that he had. Enloe auked the
witness if he had borrowed money from
Latourette on the indorsement of clerks in
the office. Witness could not see that an
answer to the question could serve the
ends of the investigation. He admitted
borrowing money from clerks in the office
when he was in financial straits and said
he was still "in the drag."
Advised by 1'ayson To Go On.
Latourette loaned him money but did
not charge him 10 per cent, for it. Wit
ness said that no one under him in the of
fice ever loaned him money ont of fear
that if they refused, some calamity would
befall them. Lind asked the witness sev
eral questions concerning an estimate of
the total amount of money he had bor
rowed from employes under him, the num
ber borrowed . from and how many he
wed at one . time. Witness declined to
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
state nnycning m regara to tnese maciera
because he said it would be the talk of the
j office and would tend to disgrace him.
J Judge I'ay son told the witness he might
' s well tell all he knew, as the proceedings
now would be made public through the
newspapers; he had gone far enough to
make a clean breast of it.
How He "Stood (Iff" a Creditor.
j Acting oti this advice the witness said he
owed $sti 1 1 three persons in his division.
' None of these persons to his knowledge
had been promoted; if they had, it was
through no connection with the loaning of
money to b in. He said he had been com
pelled to se tie obligations on the threat of
being reported to t he commissioner of pen
sions. Thci V. II. Kepler and K. W.
Kngle, clerl.s. lestiiied that tin old lady
went into l.xsterics in their odic? because
' i'ord had told her that if she made a row
bot the f: f he owed her it, would get into
the newi.pa.iers with her name, and reflect
on tier char icier. Adjourned for the day.
A CHICAGO STORY DISCREDITED.
Cullom Doesn't Know Anything Except
j Whnt the l'apers Tell Him.
S Washing ton, April 12. The story from
Chicago of a conference of Republican
politicians Sunday afternoon, at which
the opposition to President Harrison's re
nomination was settled by Senators Alii-
' son, C'ulloir. and Sawyer, attracted some
attention at the Capitol. It was particu
larly interesting to Senator Cullom, who
was said to have been represented by
, Judge Blodctt and Jesse Spalding. The
enator sai I his first knowledge of the
I conference was gleaned from the report in
' the papers, mil that while a cabinet office
for which it was said he had agreed to
abandon his candidacy for the nomina
tion might possess some attraction, the
senate suit d him better.
i Allison's Friend Incredulous.
Allison ai d Sawyer are respectively in
Iowa and Wisconsin, but thefr friends say
they do not believe the travelers remained
in Chicago long enough toattend a confer
ence on the matter. Without claiming to
(now anything about the present condi
tion of affairs, friends of Senator Allison
base their unbelief in the Chicago story
upon the fa t that he refused the office of
k cabinet p isition from President Harri
son at the I egit-.ning of this term.
;s in Senate and House.
us, April I i. Stewart intro
ns.dutions in the senate
.-ioiisly designed to get at the
1 1 it It Sherman base 1 his recent
hat silver certificates have a
e in mild behind each one.
I'dair asked an invest igat ion
ion as minister to China. In
u the ni'.iee of executive clerk
I, its holder. Young, b,ing
i "leaking" executive secrets,
passed a bill to make West
i sub-port of entry and d'div-
facts upon v
Point, Va., ,
?ry, and als.
to repeal the act atlt hori,i tig
of war to lease the pier at t he
the Chicago riv.-r. The re
the day was devoted to the
.Mit ranee of
irict of l 'oli;
i of biils relating to theDis
! Will Atk fil.OOO.OOO for the l air.
j Wamum. i.n. April li. A special meet
ling of the "A'orld's fair iv.mmit tee of the
house will be held today, at which the
Chicago lot al diveeloiy and the gowru
meiit boarc of commissioners will be
heard throi gli representatives in faor of
the passage of i he bill appropviat ing s,,
',mio to the fair. President P.ak.T and
.Vice Presii ent (Jdeii and Winston will
appear for the local directory and John
Boyd That' her, chairman of the commit
tee on awun s, for t he nat ionai commission.
i ireat Situ me Proposed "by Keenest. "
WasIiini on. April Id. Wise of Vir
ginia has introduced in the house, by re
quest, a bill to incorporate the Pan-American
Naval a id Marine institute. The cor
poration is to maintain an institut ion for
the educatii n of the youth of North, Ccn
j tral, and South America, in a course of
study simih r to that at the Naval acad
emy; the pn sident of the United States to
cause an ai nual inspection of the school
to be made.
The Attorney Oeneral Oft on a Tour.
! Washington, April la. Attorney Gen
eral Miller left Washington last night for
New Orleans and points in Texas, return
ing by wa.- of Memphis, Louisville and
Cincinnati. His trip will be devoted to
business co inected with the department
of justice iiL the localities he visits. He
expects to rt turn to Washington by May 1.
Money frr the Itoek Island Itridce.
Wasuint,' on, April 12. An estimate for
a frVi.WlO a ipropriation was sent to the
house yester lay bv Acting Secretary Grant.
' of the war department. The money is
needed, he s ivs, to replace the joists on the
bridge across the Mississippi connecting
Rock Island, Ills., with Davenport, la., by
. way of the Hock Island arsenal.
j Silver a Little Higher.
! WASHING" iN, April 12. The treasury
department yesterday purchased 2!0,(H)
ounces of silver at from 0.8i'i5 to & 1.8730
Posted on tbe American Idea.
London, April Ti. An American named
' Michael Ma ion has lieen arrested at Hey
1 wood, near Manchester, on the charge of
firing a re.-olver at a companion with
j whom he wiis playing cards. Mali on is
not a native American, having emigrated
t to that country from Koscommon early in
the seventies. He had seen a good deal of
; life in the wtst, and has boasted,. it is said,
J of desperate encounters with Indians, hav
I ing on one occasion helped Buffalo Bill to
! repulse an a tack of Sitting Bull and fifty
' other Sioux warriors.
r -i 1 itody Kecov erect.
Catlettsi-.CRG, Ky., AprillS. The Big
Saudy flouring mills, situated in the lower
part of the city, were totally destroyed by
fire yesterday, and Charles McCoy, 83
years of agt , was caught by falling tim
bers and burned toa crisp, only a very
(mail portion of the charred body being
recovered. Loss $75,000, no insurance.
SCORES OF CORPSES
Held by the Watery Wastes in
MOEB THAN A HUNDRED LIVES LOST
Whole Families Swept Away With Thel
Cabias by the Ruh of the Deluge
Starvation Now Staring Thousands In
the Face An Unprecedented Inunda
tion Quirk Aid Necessary for the Des
titute The National Government Ap
pealed to Heavy loss of Proverty.
Coix.MBt'8, Miss., April 12. Later ad
vices from the low lands just south of here
indicate that over 100 negroes have been
drowned in this county. It will be weeks
before anything like a correct estimate of
the loss of cattle can be obtained. The
bodies of horses, mules and cows are con
stantly floating down the Tombigbee.
For miles on both sides of this river there
remains nothing but poverty and desola
tion. Dr. J. D. HuUherson, one of the
largest planters in this state, has just re
turned from one of his plantations in the
northern portion of the county and re
ports great destitution from overflow of
Tlie Waters Keceding.
He lost seventy-five head of cattle and
one of his laborers, A. K. Keith, living a
few miles south, saved his mules and
cattle by putting them in the parlor and
dining-room, where the water was on'y
two feet deep. His family and fifty
negroes were in the same story of the resi
dence. The waters have receded about
seven feet and continue to fall slowly.
Most of the county bridges have been
swept away and it will tie weeks before
ordinary traffic will be regularly resumed,
ltaitways Repairing Damages.
The Mobile and Ohio railway has three
work trains with fH) men on the road be
tween here and Artesia, and will probably
have trains running by Wednesday or
Thursday. I". H. Kider, superintendent of
the Georgia Pacific railroad, is here with
repair trains, and is pushing work with
great rapidity, but it will lie weeks before
trains can be run on that road between
here and West Point. Mr. Kider has ni.vle
arrangements with the Mobile and Ohio :o
use its track from here to that city by way
HOMELESS AND STARVING.
Prompt Help Wanted in the Devastated
Jackson, Miss., April 12. The first
through train of the Illinois ' ntral for a
week passed here yesterday. All the
breaks are reported to have been repaired.
Northeastern Mississippi is in a terrible
condition. So treat is the devastation
that citizens have appealed to Congress
man Alien lor assistance from the general
government. Hundreds ot negroes are
homeless and without anything to eat.
Along the river bottom all the work they
have done toward putting in a crop has
been swept away, together w it h fences and
The Highest l-'looil on Keconl.
The greatest h.s of life ami injury to
property is along the line of the Tombig
bee river. It is not large enough in the
dry season to float a small steamboat, but
today it is ten miles wide. Its vaiiey
is extremely fertile and is ttckly populated.
All of the plantations along its border for
four or five miles are submerged from live
to twenty feet. It was ten feet higher
than the great Hood of IMI. previous to
which time nothing like it had even been
hole 1'umiHcs Nw pt Away.
In many instances mi rapid did the river
rise that small cabins were swent from t lie
face of the curi.li and whole lamiiics with
them. The river v.as hank fail before the
recent heavy rains, which served to make
it a veritable inland sea. The h.id.reovir
the big Black river on t he Alabama and
Vickshurg railroad is seriously threatened.
It is over f'' feel long. Jl has been rain
ing in torre:ils.
Askiui; I licle Sam for Aid.
Washington, April ;-. Congressman
Allen, of Yiis-is-ippi. whose ilistr.r , in
cludes most of the count ry inundated by
the rise of the Tombigbee river, hi is re
ceived a number of tilegrims giving
accounts of ! he disaster and iv king him to
urge fnh till aid. Appeals have i-en re
ceived from Mayor -Moore, of Columbus,
Miss., and (I. F. Sherrod, of the super
visor's board of Lowndes county, urging
prompt aid and saying that hundreds have
been drowned and thousands are destit ute.
Fonr Corpses Picked I'p.
BlKVINt ilAM, Ala., April 12. Rain fell
here yesterday, but the floods in the var
ious rivers ate stationary or receding. The
greatest damage has lieen done in the vi
cinity of Columbus, Miss. At that point
the river is rapidly falling. Four bodies
were found yesterday morning.
Floods In Minnesota.
St. Vincent, Minn., April 12. The river
is now over the banks and has begun
Hooding the towns of St. Vincent and
Kmersou. The river is now forty feet
aliove low- wafer mark and is stili rising
and the ice has not yet gone out. A rise
of one foot would cover the town of Emer
son. The indications arc that the disas
trous flood of is3 will lie repeated.
Kates to the World's Fair.
Chicago, April PA lutes for bringing
exhibits to the World's fijr may be consid
ered as fixed. No better terms will be
granted by the railroads than heretofore
announced full rate coming to Chicago
and free return. George K. Blanchard,
chairman of the Central Traffic association,
announced yesterday that the subject had
been disposed of iiually, and would not be
The Turner Family Are II rules.
Nashville, April 12 Saturday Sandy
Tillman became involved in a row with
one Turner and shot him down. The
whole Turner family started out after
Tillman. They shot his wife through the
neck and brutally flogged his little son
with a cowhide. Tillman made his escape,
ind is hiding in the mountains.
Instructed for Palmer.
Chicago, April li County conventions
held by the Democrats yesterday in Jer
sey, Williamsou, and Menard counties
instructed for Palmer for president and in
Fulton county for Cleveland first and
Horse Jockey Fatally Hurt.
East St. Lot: is, Ills., April 14 In the
fourth race at the track here yesterday, as
the horses were entering the stretch, Cyrus
tud Rapidity fell. J. Harris, jockey, the
ider of Cyrus, is fatally injured.
BLOODY FIGHT WITH RUSTLERS.
Twenty-Eight Killed with Eighteen Dep
Casper, Wyo., April 12. Late last night
a man from Riverside reported that the
150 depnties of Sheriff Angus attempted to
arrest the invading army, and killed twenty-eight
of them and lost eighteen of their
Douglas, Wyo., April 12. Kid Don
nelly, of Powder River Crossing, brought
word last night to Antelope Springs, thirty
miles north of Douglass, that the rustlers
are flying in every direction and attempt
ing to escape from the country.
A Wire from Sheriff Angus. '
Douglas, Wyo., April 12. Sheriff An
gus, of Johnson county, has wired the
shei iff of Converse county saying there
has been a fight and directing him
to arrest all fugitives. Yesterday two
horsemen came to a ranch near Doug
las and tried to exchange their jaded
horses for fresh ones. They said they
had been with the stockmen's expedition
which went north. One of the men had a
bullet wound in the arm. They were re
fused fresh horses and pushed right on.
Two deputy sheriffs followed, but the
trail was lost where the men forded the
Piai te river.
Ex-Brigadier General Thomas W.
Sweeney, ol New ork, is dead.
Eight cases of small pox have been re
ported iu New York since Saturday.
The ollicial Democratic plurality for
Mayor at Milwaukee was 3.1SS; majority,
George A. Weaver's hardware house in
Newport, K. 1., was completely destroyed
Oil producers are proposing to suspend
all drilling operations for six months, in
order to raise prices.
This year's lumber cut at Cheboygan
will exceed i:w,(AtO,000 feet, against 104,
UoaiHX) feet last year.
The Standard Oil company of New
York has increased its capital stock from
fci.UUU.OiJU to $7,000,000.
The temperature of the past few days
has been from ten to fifteen degrees below
the average for this season.
The steamer City of Fitchburg, belong
ing the Old Colony company, was heavily
damaged by fire at New Bedford, Mass.
The transfer of the revenue marine to
the naval department would save $432,465
in u fuw years, so says the senate commit
tee. The fact that the United States cruiser
Newark lias sailed from La Gttayra is
taken to mean that peace is restored in
Poi ice raided all 1 ho pool rooms at Buf
falo simultaneously, took all the furniture
away, anv.-ted fortj-uiie persons and
elossl the rooias.
Women ia Vriie.na, Ills., have declared a
boycott ii.'.iinsL n i reli.uits who allow
ipiesi ionao.e suow b.lls to be displayed ill
I heir v iiciows.
Detectives are trying to so'.v-? the mys
tery of (lie disappearance of Dr. J. M.
Brad; onl, a Ivitisus physician. Foul play
Freight car robbers sto.ied the brake
men away from a train at Corning, N. Y.,
an I broke into live cars. Police gave chase
and captured three ol the thieves after a
John C. Hills, of Davenport, has lieen
selected as temporary chairman, aud J. E.
E. Markley, of Mason City, recommended
as permanent chairman ot the Iowa Demo
cratic convention today.
Undoubtedly needs a thnrosigh oli- .rsiiie
this senson to cxprd. itr-p trities, kttp no
the hcii'.ilisior.' and prevsUt disease You
sh.MiM t .'. Uoo.i's Sarf.-ip-.iiliu. the I tt
blood ptj.-ifier ar-ii sy-'ci:! ionic. l is
nnt qual.eii in posuivo medicinal mi lit.
ills are pureh vi g.iuble, ; e,s
fer ;U h- -rr.'e SS. efli
c :v '. l et do r.iv ruu-c
le s-jrs! to cr-t ilooii's
Te, Hlhiirdinah" un'.o.-.s ur.d asm!e.ies.
As Uie cxisiin:, trouble be'w, en :hc DiV
etpnrt Typographical Union No. ltd? ami
the n.-.vcoport Le ah r mi iiiuy. is n '.
jiiMul April :$. lti. v.i. pubiishins:
romp my sir in a mi Mjtvt-nv.Tt as sk d
for by Hit; Typographical U'.'ion. nil or
gai iz:d l.ih.ir Arc ute.l to l-.ke notice.
Pit. C T. LlNDLEY. Pres't.
M. V. Conoanxox, S:c'y.
Lane's Family Medicine moves the
bowels each day. Most people neid to
All on one side
the offer that's made hy the pro-
Cirietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
lemetly. It's $500 reward for an
incurable ease of Catarrh, no mat
ter how bad, or of how long stand
ing. They mean what they Bay ;
they're responsible, and the offer
has been made for years. It's all
on your side you lose your catarrh,
or you're paid 500 for keeping it.
But it's safe for them, too they
know you'll be cured.
Dr. Sage's Remedy produces per
fect and permanent cures of Chronic
Catarrh in the Head, as thousands
can testify. "Cold in the Head"
is cured with a few applications.
Catarrhal Headache is relieved and
cured as if by magic. It removes
offensive breath, loss or impairment
of the sense of taste, smell or hear
ing, watering or weak eyes, and
impaired memory, when caused by
the violence of Catarrh, as they all
frequently are. Remedy sold by
druggists, 50 cents.
Open this week with a sale of Easter
goods 7 hey will for six day s m ake an
unusual display of Easter novelties.
Beginning Monday a. m. they will ex-
hiru'ta Una nrf setst. niA.M
w. --lusts. gIVVCS ucver ue-
fore shown in this vloinitv. tviott
in bright reds and light greens with
6 "mw yean uuuans-tne extreme
of extreme style.
Then come the light blue, lemon, pink
heliotrope, cream and white, with large
blackbUttOn? hlaolr ctltnhinirin lsi.,1
ings- The pinnacle of style for recep-
uuii, opera or evening wear. Another
high novelty, the piccadilly soft gaunt
let, of white wash leather; street shades
in biarritz, glace, suede and wash
leather in 10 different grades.
Easter silk stockings all the extreme
new tints of pure silk thread, tan,
pink, blue, nile, heliotrope maize,
mode, brown, black: all th
lieu rib. and are very tart.
taster cards and East r greetings.
Our dressmaking department (Second floor) is a era
wishing spring costumes finished any time during M ,
make thi ir engagements during the coming wek
Pate n t e d july5 , sn.885
J. T. DIXOiM
And Dealer in Mens' Fine s !t
Every Day, Bi-cnxxix;
(No objection to gentlemen wheth
Wrappers, Sea Gowns,
and become convinced that
it pays to trade at the
114 West Second Street, Davenport
HAKE , .
oometning very u, I
on sa'e Monday ;v a.'t We 1 1 -I
hemstitch towels i, v I
each. Any customer want57' ' ;
can have thpm a-n y li
one dozen to one pUon .m r
the 50 dozen rii,,,-! lV?n- a w '
... .uvut.a tn
onr fiustomora , . a i-l-
. a IJOSS'.l.'ie.
gains. New pauernhX. '
large stock from which , 3-l
Buy a complete new d:ulrK i,,.
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The grandest stock , ... a
west ol Chicago. Mo v-
j high class goods.
taster dress tr-,,- ,
choice styles ot :--r'.-must
be sold this v'eek
1720, 17:22 ar. 1 1 T J4 v,
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Monday, April lltli,
er accompanied by ladies or
not) to attend the
GRAND EASTER SALE
and Blazer Suit?,