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TUB AllGUS THURSDAY, APKIL. 14, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. latest U. S. Gov't Report,
Their Fight Before' the Enloe
WITNESSES FOE TEE INDIANA MAN
The Conitnlsslourr's Son ' X'aqd Against
His Father, w ith What Effect la To Ba
Seen iitt Fxplnins Urn. Black's Ac
tion Tentlmony That Flatly4 Contra
dict Both the FrlnripalH The Presi
dent Roused Out of Bel to Deal with
the War In Wyoming Iolug In Con
gresi Oftlrial NoU-.
Washington, April 14. The first wit
ness yesterday before t lie Knloe committee,
was J. E. Engle, who had been discharged
from and reappointed in the pension office;
charged with very grave transgression in
ounection with a woman clerk; accused
of taking too frequent "smiles" and of
Various other sins of omission and com
mission. He denied all these charges
promptly and emphatically. An affidavit
which he had made was admitted, to the
effect that he had leen offered by Green
B. Kauni, Jr., (after the latter was out of
the pension office) the young man's influ
ence for promotion if Engle would loan the
jr. m. (50.
Cooper Call Mr, Gitt.
Cooper called as a witness David L. Gitt.
a real estate agent formerly chief of a
division in the pension office who had
made an affidavit that the slips of Maring,
Stunner A Co., hearing Cooper's signa
ture had been thrown in the waste basket
by onier of General Black. Gitt said the
affidavit should be modified to apply to
Commissioner Tanner in 1(nS9, and General
Black. General Klack was opposed to the
system and issued a general order to pre
vent the abuse which was fast growing
and retarding the work of the office. In
answer to Chairman Wheeler witness said
the congressional call slip whs an evil, nnd
a system which appeared to him an impos
sibility to eradicate.
Cites the Case of One Ingram.
John Haun., an attorney and a son of
the commissioner of pulsions, was called
as a witness. Cooper, before questioning
the witness, cited the case of a man
named Ingram, who wrote to the pension
cftice that he had employed an attorney to
prosecute his el im. but after three years
the attorney failed to secure the pension.
Cooper wanted to show that the pension
ftice Imd sent the p'.aintiff, Ingram, one
of its blanks, and in doing so had stamped
John Raum's name on the blank in onler
togiveKaum the claim. The papers in
the case were then produced. Among
them was the pajier reputed to lie the pen
sion office blank which had Raum's name
si am peil upon it.
I'ajraon Lays a Little Train.
Raum (lid not remember the individual
case, but said he would look it up in his
office records. He furthersaid that he had
never gone to the pen-inn office to get
blanks or stationery, nor, to his knowledge,
hail he used any. Knloe handed the blank
Which was under discus-ion to Kugle for
Inspection, anil asked if it was a pension
office blank. Kngle said from the number
upon it he thought it was. Judge I'ayson
showed Kngle two blanks, one of which
was identified, and handing them one at a
time to Kugle asked if in his judgment
they were pension office blanks. Kngle
replied in the affirmative. '
"Jf," said Judge Payson, "it should turn
out that one of these blanks had been
E rioted in this city for the last ten years
y the firm of Moore & Co., then your
Judgment is not worth much, is it!"
"Not much," replied the witness.
THE COMMISSIONER CONTRADICTED.
A Witness Who Swears That Kauiu Has
Stated an Untruth.
Cooper uext called to the stand T.
W. Buckley, who in answer to Cooper,
aid he was associated with General Raum
In the American Gypsum Mining com
pany, which had a capital stock of !,ix,
KIO. Witness testified that in a conversa
tion' with General Kami;, the latter told
bini that if he had taken the $i(MI he
borrowed from Attorney Imon and put
It in the mining company, instead of the
refrigerating company, he (Katun) would
Dow be floating; also that General Kauiu
told him that he (Kaiun) had taken $W0,
100 of Gypsum mining stock and hypothe
cated it to Lemon for the money borrowed.
fthaws that Home One "Prevaricates."
Witness coutiuued his testimony in
effect that J. Bradley Tanner was in the
public service at the time, and that
although Commissioner Kaum had tes
tified before the committee that Tanner
and Fleming had no interest in the com
pany it was erroneous; and further, that
tiaum had the hooks of the company and
he (witness) could not gain access to them,
and that the commissioner will not issue
bis stock to him. The company was in a
very shaky condition and a foreclosure
would he made on the 18th inst. B. M.
Hngkeua testified that he had been dis
missed from the pension office because he
had been seen in bad company and with
Correspondent Firming. , , .
A ad Now Cooner la Contradicted.
James .Morgan, of Hloomingtou, Ind., m
lawyer and pension attorney, testified that
he never directly or indirectly paid Cooper
any niouey for information regarding Dele
tion cases, except the J5 sent through
Cooper in January last for Hersey, fur
work the latter had doue. The witness
testified that when Cooper iiitroduoed him
to Hersey in the latter' office in this city,
Cooper did say that if he (witness) had
anything worth paying for Hersey would
doit for him. This is a contradiction of
Cooper in his explanation to t he ennuuit
tee. Iu this connection, however, the wit
ness said that the remark was made only
as a recommendation of Hersey as a law
yer. A scheme that Failed.
In the course uf questioning the fact was
brought out that the letter containing the
26 which witness sent to Cooper for work
lone by Hersey was a decoy, sent at the
hiance of Special Examiner Greenawait.
wno toot tne witness- aeposicion in - inai
ttna. Greenawait said that the depart
ment wnnted to connect Cooper with the
actions of Hersey. The letter was sent
registered iu order to get Cooper's signa
ture and clinch the matter. It has been
previoutly shown that Cooper returned
the SJ5 1 Morgan, saying that he could
not accept the money for Hersey. Ad
jonrded. Th World's Fair a Big Thing.
Wash xhtox, April 14. President
Baker, of the Chicago World's fair direc
tory, spi ke to the house World's fair com
mittee jesterday. He told the committee
that the enterprise had crown in scone
I from thu outset. In the Paris exposition
there were 9 grou ; and bi classes; at Chi
cago thei-e would be 15 grand departments,
170 groin a"d 9i8 classes, more thau ten
times as many at- at Paris. Chicago baa
done al. it had agreed to do and now if
the nat onal government, which was re
sponsible through its national commission
for the frreatness of the fair to a great ex
tent, dir. not come forward, the scope
would have to be cut.
ROUSED OUT OF HIS BED.
The President Called I p to Talk About
the Bustler War.
Washington, April 14. Alarming tele
grams were received here Tuesday night
from Wyoming, stating that a serious
fight had occurred near fort McKinney
between cowboys and a sheriff's posse, and
that the iiosse had been defeated and were
now surrounded and iu danger of being
killed. The acting governor of Wyoming
reciting tiese facts briefly requested that
United States troops be sent at once, as the
disturbers of the peace had grown so nu
merous as to be beyond the control of the
state offic als.
Troops Ordered to the Scene.
Senators Carey and Warren at once
called on Acting Secretary of War Grant
lieneral S hol'u-ld was summoned, and the
party at midnight repaired to the execu
tive mans on, aroused the president, and
after a coi sulfation the president directed
that the n -cessary troops 1 dispatched to
the scene Genera! Schotield yesterday
morning .it 1 o'clock sent a telegram to
General H -ooke, commanding the depart
ment of Dakota, ordering him to send
troops froia Fort McKinney at break of
day to the scene of the trouble.
Wastwxctox. April 14. The greater
part of yes erday was passed by the senate
iu the consideration of bills on the cal
endar, qirte a number of which were
passed. Hi way of interlude the Geary
Chinese ex dusion bill was adversely re
ported, the senate insisting upon its own
measure continuing exUting laws. Mor
gan delivered another sjieech on the silver
question to nine listeners.
In the ho ise Haileyof Texas.whoalways
makes the point of no quorum, moved to
pass a bill, mid no quorum voting the
point was t mde against him. but finally
the bill was passed. The remainder of the
session was devoted to the consideration
of the nav.il appropriation bill. Pending
action tiie I ouse adjourned.
National Bank Hill Passed.
Washington. April 14. The senate yes
terday took up the house bill providing
that no national bank shall make any
loan to its fficers. or any person in its em
ploy, until i he proposition for such loan
has been submitted in the absence of such
officer to the board of directors and voted
upon and si eh vote recorded; and further
prohibiting any bank officer from over
drawing his account. The senate passed
the bill with an amendment providing
that when any national bank shall deposit
Uuited Stat -s bonds it shall lie entitled to
circulating notes to the amount of the par
value of stu-'i bonds, but the total of such
notes shall not exceed its actual capital
Classification of Grains.
Washington. April 14. In the senate
yesterday Sherman railed up out of its
order a bill t provide for fixing a uniform
standard of classification and grading of
wheat, corn oats, barley and rye, which,
he said was measure much desired by
the Farmer')- Alliance. It authorized the
secretary of agriculture to establish what
shall lie ki own as the United States
standard for all such grains, and provided
that such classification shou d be held to
lie the standard in ail interstate commerce
anil in all caes where no other standard
had lieen agreed upon. The bill was
Holma.i Fights for F.conomy.
WashingtcN, April 14. Holman in the
house yesten ay had a puragraph stricken
from the nav U appropriation providing for
a $:!,."oo,oto armored cruiser, on the ground
that it was lew legislation, and did not
retrench expenditures. He then moved to
strike out the entire provision for increase
of the navy, while Hotttelle moved an
amendment providing for two battle ships
to cost $4. 11 ,'"1". This was pendiug at
That Modus Vivendi Matter.
Washinoiox, April 14. It is stated that
the modus vivendi has not been formaily
sigued. The British minister is a daily
visitor to the .-tat e department, and yes
terday had qi ite a long conference with
Secretary Blaine. It cannot be officially
ascertained whether the contemplated mo
dus provides fur compensation for dam
ages fur seal already taken, but unoffi
cially the statement is made that it does,
and treats the matter very liberally.
Fast Day Collections for Kllssia.
Wa.siunuto?., April 14. The Kusaiau
famine relief committee of the United
States hm suggested that all the proceeds
of Fast day collections throughout the
country be given to the Russian relief
fund, ermoiithas already arranged to
do this by proclamation of the governor.
Silver Ihisii to MM Again.
Washington. April 14. The treasury
iepartment yesterday purchased 4'JO.OOO
ounces of silvet at from f.WV48 to fu.tittiO
per on lire.
UNCLE SAM MOVES.
He Puts a Stop to the Wyom-inglGbings-On.
BLUECOATS AT THE "A. T." EANCEL
The Fight There Interrupted by Order of
the Fnited Mates and the Besieged
Stockmen . Pot Under Arrest Sheriff
Aligns Jgtt,. About to Fuse Dynamite
on the Cotraled Party Rustlers on Top
so Far A Bitter Feeling Prevalent.
Bufkai, Wyo., April 14.-The stock
men's war has taken another turn, and
legal authorities will now attempt to set
tle the troubles. Colonel Van Home's
command, consisting of three troops of
cavalry, received orders at midnight to
march to the scene of battle at once.
About 3 a. m. the sound of "forward
march" rang out clear on the morning air,
ad the blue-coated troopers start d out of
the fort and galloped toward the T. A."
ranch. The distance was cover, d by day
light and the commanding officer and
Sheriff Angus held a consultation. The
sheriff re)orted that he had ordered the
men to suit nder, but they had refused
and openei fire on his men.
Was Preparing to Throw Dynamite.
At 2 o'clock yesterday morning a courier
rode into town and announced t hat Sheriff
Angus was preparing to throw dynamite
luto the stockade of the invaders. A few
moments before orders had been received
from Washington by the military authori
ties to proceed at once to the scene of the
trouble. The cavalry crossed the country
as rapidly as possible. The sight of the
troops dampened the ardor of the party.
The troops did not arrive any too soon, for
Angus was preparing for an onslaught,
the result of which would have been terri
ble, and would have swelled the list of
killed to fifty or a hundred men.
The Stockmen Surrender.
Colonel Van Home found that the
rustlers, small stockmen and the sheriff's
posse had completely surrounded the
ranch and cut off all means of escape, so
that the stockmen's forces were entrapped.
However, the military' had no trouble in
inducing the stockmen to surrender. The
only provision that was exacted was that
they should be taken to Fort McKinney
and not lie allowed to fall into the hands
of Angus or his men or the rustlers. To
this Colonel Van Home consented, and un
der the protection of the cavalry the stock
men's forces, consisting of sixty-five men,
quickly saddled and -bridled their horses
and rode to Fort McKinney, where they
are now confined.
Sheriffs Posse Dispersed.
The sheriff's posse and the forces of the
rusth-rs and small ranchers rode ahead to
Kullalo or dispersed to their various
farms. Just what the next move will be
cannot be said. The stockmen will lie pro
tected by the United States troops until
Colonel Van Home receives further orders
from the commandant at Omaha. The
men will undoubtedly lie turned over to
the state authorities to answer for the
killing of Kay and Champion.
THE FIGHT AT THE RANCH.
Sheriff Aniens' Tactics The Loss of Life
Sheriff Angus and his posse, were mak
ing good progress iu the siege of the ranch.
Tuesday advances were made to within a
few hundred yards of the building by
shoving bits of hay forward. It was
planned to thus fire the buildings, but for
some reason this project was abandoned.
During Tuesday and yesterday they were
shooting as occasion offered. A party of
twenty tried to leave the ranch, but were
driven back. The loss is three to five
killed and one wounded on each side. So
far there is no doctor wit h the stockmen,
as supposed. He did not get beyond
Hot Against the Stockmen.
The situation is that the stia kmcu are
worsted, and many must be sacrificed un
less Angus can stop the trouble, which is
doubtful, or the if o eminent interferes.
Angus appealed to the commander at Fort
McKinney. acknowledging that his depu
ties were unmanageable. The depth of
the acrimonious feeling of the citizens is
something horrible. At Powder Hiver
postoffice Kid Donnelly said he was for
burning and skinning alive Hathaway.
Hlairs said the same, and others made
Keport That One Man Was Hanged.
It is said that one of the hemmed in par
ties escajied Monday night and was caught
on the road and handed. One report is that
Frank Cay ton and May Wileott have been
killed, but this is doubted. Haifa dozen
ranchers were visited and it was found
that all the employes are for the most part
with the rustlers, and the stage in here
from the north last evening had news that
the regulators were digging rifle pits, pre
paring to sell their lives at the highest
Mill Looking for Bloodshed.
The lighting rustlers do not number
thirty, but with the upper hand they get
recruits hourly. The rustlers are now in
power; they at least cannot lose, ami every
hoof but their own will lie driven from the
state. There is likely to much bloodshed
Held to Have Been Criminally Negligent.
CliK Ai;ti. April 14. Commissioner of
Building ljouis O'Xeil, Building Inspec
tors W. H. Geuung and Julius A. Iense,
and Architect K. J. Mills and D. K Young
have been held to the grand jury by the
coroner's jury investigating the Pearce
street disaster by which eight lives were
lost by the collapse of a building. Mr.
Young is the owner of the building, and
Mills was the architect under whose su
pervision the struct ure was erect ed.
TerriD.- Moriu West svud Northwest.
Chk-aoo, April 14. A terrific storm of
wind, snow and hail is racing all over'the
west and northwest, and the prospects are
that great damage will Ve dune to fruits
and cereals. Trains are delayed and tele
graph wires are down in many localities.
It snowed hard all yesterday over the
greater portion of Minnesota, North and
South Dakota. Wisconsmji Illinois and
Iowa, the depth ranging from four to eight
inches. ' ------
The Case of Clerk Young.
Washington, April 14. Mr. James K.
Young, whose, office as executive clerk of
the senate has twen declared vacant, has
not yet Iteeu informed of the senate's ac
tion, and he continues to occupy his usual
desk. An earnest effort is liei'ug made to
secure a reeonsid ration of the vote by
which Mr. Young was legislated out of
office, but it is not likely that the effort
will be successful.
At 5:80 a. m. today a heavy snow was
falling at Chicago.
Troops have been sent to the scene of the
cattlemen's difficulties in Wyoming.
W. W, Heffeiflnger, Yale's giant foot
ball rusher, has become a civil engineer.
George Schaefer. of St. "Louis, has been
sentenced to be hanged May 2, for the mur
der of Henry Grattan.
Chinatown, San Francisco, is now in the
bands of the Highbinders, and murders
are of weekly occurrence. .
Friends of the Rev. Dr. Edwart Everett
Hale will give him a reception and ban
quet in Boston next Monday;
The Mosaic powder mill, near Scranton,
Pa., blew up. Eight employes were killed
and several others injured.
Louis Aubertin, alias Harriott, who
murdered Mrs. Charles T. Leonard in
New Jersey, was hanged at Freehold.
Harry Haggart, one of the soldiers sta
tioned at Kingfisher, Ok. T., was shot and
instantly killed by a " gambler named
Thomas Rathmet, of Pierre, S. D.,d is
appointed in love, took strychnine and
died in agony. F. H. Clinton, of Glencoe,
Minn., committed suicide by shooting.
Fire in the office of The Evening Star at
Washington damaged the building 125,
000, ami the sixty compositors and numer
ous other employes had a close call in get
ting out safely.
The African Methodist Episcopal church
in Corsicana, Tex., has been proselyting
from other churches. The consequent in
dignation resulted in the burning of the
church and parsonage.
Allen Harrison, of Huntington, W. Va. ,
who killed a 15-year-old girl because she
refused to marry him, has been declared
guilty of murder in the first degree and
will suffer the death penalty.
"Buckskin Joe" Greener, for forty years
a frontier scout with Kit K arson, Sheri
dan and Custer, has leen sente need to the
southern Illinois penitentiary for assum
ing to le a United States army officer.
Chicago union 'Iongshoremeq are strik
ing, and the work is being done by non
union men. Nearly every day there is a
scrimmage on the docks, but the police
have so far prevented anything serious.
A boy named Gordon, at Roland, a town
on the Northern Pacific, playfully pointed
a shotgun at his 8-year-old brother. The
weapon was discharged, shooting off the
child's head. The mother is erased by the
Twelve privates among the troops at
Coal Creek. Tenn., conspired to hang two
of their officers. One of the mutineers
weakened and gave the plot away, and the
other eleven are now in chains awaiting a
Land Boomers Made Happy.
Gutiii:ik, O. T., April 14 News was re
ceived yesterday from Washington that
President Harrison had issued his procla
mation throwing the Cheyenne and Ar
apahoe lands open to settlement at 13
o'clock noon on Tuesday, April 19, and
was received with great rejoicing here
and at all towns along the border. Couri
ers at once started out to notify all outside
camps, and last night from every hilltop
blazed a huge bonfire, acting as a signal
to carry the news to anxious thousands
scattered along the line of the reservation
a-s the Indian has signaled from the same
hilltops for centuries.
Want the Fair Closed Sunday.
Watki:town, N. Y., April 14. The pres
bytery of St. Lawrence at its semi-annual
session yesterday adopted resolutions op
posing the opening of the World's fair on
Sundays and the sale of intoxicants on the
Tents lor the Sufferers.
Washixi.tox, April 14. Secretary El
kins yesterday directed that :!00 army tents
be furnished for the use of the flood suffer
ers iu the Mississippi valley. The tents
will be sent from St. Louis in charge of an
To subordinate unions and asamblies.
As the existing trouble between the Dav
enport Typographical Union No. 106 and
the Davenport Leader company, was ad
justed April 3, 1802. said publishing
company signing an agreement ag asked
for by the Typographical union, all or
ganized labor arc urged to take notice.
Dr. C. T. Lindley. Pres't.
M. V. Concaxxox, Sec'y.
Lane's Family Medicine moves the
bowels each day. Most people need to
to get a
correcting irregularities as
use is besnm.
heard of a woman
she'd walk five miles
bottle of Dr. Pierce's
Prescription if she
Set it without. That
woman had tried it. And it's
a medicine which makes itself
felt in toning up the system
soon as its
uo to your drug store, pay
a dollar, get a bottle and .try
it try a second, a third if
necessary. Before the third
one's been taken you'll know
that there's a remedy to help
you. Then you'll keep on
and a cure '11 come.
But if you shouldn't feel the
help, should be disappointed
in the results you'll find a
guarantee printed on the bottle-wrapper
that'll get your
money back for you.
How many women are there
who'd rather have the money
than health ? And " Favorite
Prescription" produces health.
Wonder is that there's a
woman willing to suffer when
there's a guaranteed remedy
in the nearest
Dn Pierce's Pellets regulate
the Stomach, Liver and Bow
els. - Mild and effective.
-Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for thla county of tt
Fietrjos eirjcL Orcrars,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEL0CK
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Call and see what an elegant line we are showing.
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Our shoes are famous for their PRRFHCT HIT:
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Slippers and shoes for children.
RED Oxfords and Slippers for ladies.
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