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THE AKUS.WEDESDAI, AiAKCH 1893.
Highest of all In Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
OPEN TO THE FIELD
The Great Quadriennia!
for Official Stakes.
ni i.-3.fK(, ana trie excess Tor two
months 26,M0.003. The tea days state
ment issued by the treasury department
yesterday save the gold in the treasury at
1106,5.5,000. a gain of (4.000.000 within the
:ait ten day.
DECIDED TO REORGANIZE.
FREE-FOR-ALL CONTEST DECLARED
The Private Citicen a Good as the States
man Indian Mea Marvel Over an
Aypointmrnl Some Men Who Are Said
To Its of lh Kleri Five Thousand
PostoRice Ksl;oation In Senate Dem
frti Decide to Elect Officer An Ad
HMf Ualanre of Trade Capital City
WASHINGTON". -March .i The pressure
exerted by congressmen for appointments
has developed into no individual squabble.
At firs'; oontres.vion.il .leiegations were in
a measTire united The president has ef
fectually disintegrate ! the delegation -in
corsement system, and now each man is
goinz in for himself and pushing his indi
vidual friends. One result which the presi
dent fca achieve! and which was his de
sign is the breaking up of ring politics in
the delegitious Patronage which hereto
fore has Ijt-eu considered the sacred proper
ty of senators fjr instance, the selection
of marshals and disrrfct attorneys is now
declared free lar all. and the humble mem
bers of the lower house, or eren a group of
private citizen, may present the names of
candidates vh sjms degree of hopa of
Nomiuat ioi: That Are Looked For.
It is expected, 'he following nominations
wi'.I be -e:it'".l the senate by President
Cleveland week: II. H. Lertdn, of
Tennessee. ;o be circuit judge in the Sixth
judicial district :.. aticceexl Justice Jack-
'ioner of the gen-
V:scon-:a. to be commis:
era! Ian i
:..iee: ex t
sioner Oberly, cf Illinois, to be Indian com
missioner: A W. Terrell, of Texas, to be
mini.-ter to Turkey: ex-Representative
Wheeler, of Michigan, or General Catlin,
of Xew York, to le commissioner of pen
sions. Von I?!ckin.on is 'legging" for
Wheeler and it lock like he has the "pull"
for the place. He has impressed Secretary
Smith that Wheeler will be especially val
uable in lookinz for frauds and unworthy
cases in the list of pensioners.
S-hanklio and Mors rallied.
The nomination Monday of Burke as
attorney for the Indiana district has put
a bee in the ear of Editor Shanklin. of
Evansville. Burke's opponent was State
Senator Jno. W. Kern, of Indianapolis,and
he was backed by the chairman of the In
diana Democracy, Congressman Brnum
and Senator Turpie, besides the two emi
nent editors Shanklin and Morss.
Kern was a Cleveland man from the
beginning. while Burke was an
anti-Cleveland from beginning to end
"sulked in his tent," it is said. Yet Cleve
land gave him the plum. It seems that
somehow Dan Voorhees has a whole Jot of
influence at the White House, for to him
are the Gray and Burke nominations at
tributed. Tb Postoffice Headsman.
Robert A. Maxwell, whose nomination
as fourth assistant postmaster general was
confirmed by the senate Monday, took hold
today. It is learned that there are on file
in the department more than 5,000 resig
nations of postmasters, many of the fourth
class, and that these cases will be consid
ered and disposed of before any cases of
removals are taken up. Very few of the
eases where resignations have been re
ceived are ready lor action.
, Referees Will Have Influence.
All of the postoffices in Republican dis
tricts will be subject to a certain extent to
the opinions of "referees." These are citi
zens of postoffice towns wbo are selected to
give the postmaster general the general
trend of opinion as to who should be post
master in their respective towns. While
the recoromen lations of these referees will
not be final, they will have great weight in
making the- appointments of postmaster's, i
Cleveland Can't Abide "Nepotism." .
Cleveland has signified his objections "to
the nepotism displayed by senators in ap
pointing their sons and relatives to the
clerkships of senate committees. Yester
day he applied the rule to himself and an
nounced to a congressman who had called
to urge an appointment that his own rela
tives would not be eligible for office. The
member of congress in his efforts for his
constituent used the argument that the
man was a relative of the president. To
this it is said Cleveland replied that he
would not even consider the application of
Powderly "Lct-ed' for Him.
It is said that Herman Schuktz, of
Washington, is to be the new superinten
dent of immigration. He has the indorse
ment of the Federation of Labor and the
Knights of Labor all over the country, and
is supported with great earnestness by
Terence V. Powderly. He is at present a
special asent of this office. Ex-Representative
Stump, of Maryland, chairman of
the bouse committee on immigration in the
last congress, is the other leading candi
date. f .
BALANCE OF TRADE AGAINST . US.
A Big Einh of Imports Over Ei porta
Except as to Money.
WashixotoK, March 22. An adverse
balance of trade of nearly (20,000,000 is
shown for February by the statement of
the bureau of statistics, this added to the
adverse balance of $1G,000,000 in January,
is likely to lead to gold exports in the fu
ture if it has not already done so. The
exports of the United States have been
lower during the past two months than at
any time for five years, while the imports
are larger than ever before. The exports
of February last were $59.iM3,S6j against
exports in February, H9-J, or tsC,638,13T.
while the imports of February last were
$79,633,143 against imports iu February,
JS92, of G5,3oJ,270.
The Shipments of Gold.
The falling off of exports has been at the
rate of f 10,009,000 per month for the past
year, nearly $30,000,000 for the past eight
months and $30,090,000 per month for the
past two months. The excess of export of
gold over imports during February last
! Senate Democrat Wilt Make a Effort
Washington. March 22. The senate
Democratic caucus yesterday determined
upon the names of the officers of that body
to be elected, and also decided to present
resolutions looking to their election at to
day's session. It is not thought likely
that it will be possible for the programme
to proceed through if the Republicans ara
determined to prevent a reorganization at
this session, and the leading Democrats
do not believe it would be policy to pro
long the session merely for me T purpose of
deciding who shall temporarily occupy a
Men Selected for the Office.
The caucus nominated ex-Congressman
William R. Cox. of North Carolina, for
aectf&ary; Colonel Richard Bright, of In
diana, for sergeant-at-arms, and Dr. Mil
barn, the present chaplain of the houe,
for chaplain. At today's session three res
olutions will be presented. The first reads:
Resolved. Thai Isham G. Harris, a sena
tor from Tennesses. be and is hereby elect
ed president pro tempore cf the senate."
There w:!. be na opposition to the adoption
of this. The second reads: Resolved.
That ths senate will proceed to elect a
secretary, a sergeant-at-arai and a chaplain."
Where the Tug-of-War Come In.
To this there wiU undoubtedly be opposi
tion and the resolution will go over to the
next meeting of the senate. A sinele ob
jection being all that is necessary to en
sure this. The fight wil come up on this
resolution and as in 1S61 and 'SI, under
similar circumstances the minor party has
won and prevented re-organization, it is
almost safe to predict that it will be de
feated. In fact certain senators have ad
mitted the probability of defeat.
A Few Holdover Named.
The third resolution provides bv name
for the retention of certain officers now on
the roll as employes of the sergeant-at-arms
and secretary, among them being four or
five Republicans. Among them are Amsie
Smith, who has been in charge of the sen
ate document room for the last twenty
years; Colonel W illiams. of Ohio, the bill
clerk; Colonel Morrows, of Missouri, the
executive clerk; Charles B. Reed, of Maine,
deputy sergeant-at-arms and Librarian
Crook. It is understood here that those
on the reserve list must be persona grata
to the senators from the state to which
they are caedited.
The Saltan's Representative Call.
Washington, March 22. The Turkish
minister held an interview with the secre
tary of state yesterday in regard to the
complaints recently made to the depart
ment of alleged outrages perpetrated by
Turkish officials on American missionaries.
but more particularly that the mails of
American officials or citizens had been
tampered with by Turkish officials. He
said he would refer the matter to his home
government and was confident the charges
would be disproved.
Springer Predicts an Extra Session.
Washington, March 2a. Representative
Springer, of Illinois, ventures the pre
diction that an extra session of congress
will be called about next eptember or
October. He feels sure that the revision
of the tariff wilf not be postponed until
A Few Official Note.
John C Coker, of Illinois, ha resigned
his position In the land oflice.
Assistant Secretary of State Quiney and
Assistant Secretary of the Navy McAdoo
have assumed their duties.
Frank H. Thomas, who was disbursing
clerk in the postoftiee during Cleveland's
first, adminisiration. has been reappointed
to the place. He is from Michigan.
i--Tb'e senate .couxmittee .to. t which, Uey(
were-p, referred has decided " favorably on,
the nominations 'of Judge Jenkirts,,'1il'-B.'
Whitney, px-Chancellor Runyan and Joha
E. Risley. .They will be confirmed today.
"Tom" Reed paid the president a friendly
Lawmaker of Wiicoiuio.
Madison, March 22. The bill to create a
state railroad appraisal commission was
reported for indefinite postponement iu
the lower house of the legislature yester
day. In the senate the assembly bill pro
hibiting marriages between first cousins
was killed without debate by a vote of 19
to 5. The assembly passed a bill authoriz
ing the " governor to fill vacancies in the
senate and assembly by appointment.
The bill to create the county of Vilas out
of the northern part of Oneida county was
passed by a vote of 04 to 23 after hot dis
cussion. The bill to tax legacies and in
heritances was also passed.
The Weather We May KipML
Washington. March 28. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hour
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana
Threatening weather, with rain or snow; east
erly winds: slightly colder in southern por
tion. For Illinois tienerally cloudy weather
and rain: probably snow in extreme northern
portion; easterly winds: slightly colder in
southern and central portions. For Lower
Michigan Snow during the afternoon or
evening-: northwesterly winds: colder. For
Upper Michigan Fair weather, followed by
snow at night; southerly winds; slight rise In
teniperatnre. For Wisconsin snow; easterly
winds: colder in southern portion. For Iowa
Snow or rain: easterly winds: colder in
BLEW IT TO RUINS
Terrific Explosion in a Big
HORRIBLE DEATH OF A MILLWRIGHT
Lansing, March 22. The bouse and sen
ate committees on labor interests held
joint session yesterday in which the mem
bers had under -consideration a measure
prohibiting the use of improved machinery
in the several prisons of the state. Organ
ized labor and the manufacturers both
want the prohibition. Many petitions
were received favoring the passage of the
bill to tax -church property.
Republicans of Rhode Island have nomi
nated Edwin R. Allen for governor. The
Prohibitionists put up David S. Baker.
Lees and Arms Burned Off and Body to a
Crisp The Structure Reduced to Splint
ers and Sl.OOO.OOO in Property Con
sumed The Shock Felt Fifty Mile
Away, and the Machinery in a Manu
factory Damaged by the Jar Nine Per
son Badly Hurt Details of the Litch
Litchfield, Ills., March 22. One of the
largest and utost destructive fires ever
:hronicled in this city's history visited here
resterday morning, resulting in a loss of at
least one life and about $1,000,000 worth of
property. The facts as near as could be
gleaned are as follows: About 3:15 a. m.
in alarm of fire was turned in, and upon
investigation it develop! that the Litch
field "Planet" mills, located in the south
western part of the city, were in flames.
Before the firemen arrived npju the scene
the fire had gained such headway that for
onie time nothing could possibly be done
U check it, and it seenn-d as if the entire
touth part of town would be consumed.
rhe fire is supposed to have been start-
id by a spark from a passing locomotive
falling in one of the dust rooms.
Jarred the Country for Mite.
The hose and hook and ladder companies
mmediately repaired to the scene. They
had hardly succeeded in getting their ap
paratus in working onier w hen an explo-
lion, terrific in its violence, caused by the
James burning the mill dust, shook the
arth for miles around, the shock being
telt even as far as Decatur, a distance of
Jfty miles. The explosion broke lartre
plate-class windows in a majority of the
itores m the city, prostrated almost every
ne on the street, shook houses loose from
heir foundations, and jarred the ma
:hinery in the Litchfieid Car and Ma-
hinery company to such an extent that
work has been suspended until nece.ssary
e pairs can be made.
Horrible Death of John Carve.
The head millwright. John Carve.of Wa
rloo. in making an effort to sejure his
kjols from the bum:ng builiiing. was
rtunnedfby the explosion, and endeavoring
x escape was pinned against the smoke
stack and burned to death. When found
.bout three hours afterward his legs were
Durned off at the hip, the riiit arm and
eft hand were entirely ono'nned and his
iody was burred to a perfect crisp. As
ret it is hot known whether any one else
jerisne-J. ine mill was blown to splinters.
Licked I'p a It in Klevator.
The laree elevator standing immediately
tcross the Wabash ttack west of the mill,
ind containing 250,000 bushels of wheat,
x-as quickly in flames and together with
ts valuable contents burned to the ground.
Ien or twelve cars of wheat standing on
he house track were reduced to ashes. A
arge pile of debris, about ten or fifteen
eet high, fell on the main track of the
Wabash railroad, and as a consequence
raftic on that road is badly impaired. The
Western Union telegraph wires are also
town, which makes matters a great deal
ivorse. ihenremen oattletl tne names lor
hree hours before they got thest under
Discredits the Flour Dust Theory.
The theory that the explosion was
saused by flour dust finds no favor among
ocal millers, lhe awful tremor of the
sarth indicates that a high explosive was
used. "I know nothing about the partic
ulars, "said Alex H. Smith, "but I am cer
tain that flour dust was not the cause.
ince the invention of the dust machine by
jeorge I. r-nutti no such explosions are
possible, and as all mills are provided with
them and there is no dust in the air, the
xplosion in all liklihood was a dynamite
r a boiler explosion: it was certainly not
lue to dust."
To the People ot Rock Island,
NINE PERSONS BADLY HURT,
nd Other Loss Serious Casualties Sketch
of the Town.
The list of injured is as follows: Mrs.
Hoffman, leg broken; Mrs. Lynch, badly
nt about head and face; Thomas Dono-
zhue. head cut and body badly bruised;
Mrs. Henry Steigle, arm horribly crushed;
Mrs. Levi Hussey, arm badly maimed;
Tohn Nother, John Kevenry, D. P. Green-
wall and Andrew Duncan, wounded about
leads and faces. A number of less serious
casualties are reported from the falling de
Losses by the Concussion. ; ,;i
The other losses fron the explosion are:
'A! "Neubei!:S "grocery-saloon, and residence,
jompietely wrecked, $3,000, the V. Hoff
man estate, $2,201'; Jacob Krans. grocery
nd residence, ?3,100; Bendorf Bros., ma
chinists, 0U0; Litchfield hotel, $1,200. It
s estimated that $5,000 worth of glass was
lestroyed in the town.
Carried S3S0.000 Insurance.
The mill was the property of Keh'or
Dros., of St. Louis. The capacity of the
Litchfield mill was 2.0C0 barrels of flour
laily. It employed 150 men and was the
largest flouring mill in the United States.
Lieneral Manager A. L. Smith, of this city,
when interviewad stated that the amount
A insurance carried on the mill, elevator
nd contents is about fc50,000, while the
loss will run up to almost $1,000,000.
. A Suburb of St. Louis.
Though Litchfield is in Illinois and forty
five miles from St. Louis, it is in reality a
;uburb of the Missouri metropolis. It is a
wealthy town and though it contains but
1 ,5110 inhabitants it has factories of all
kinds nnd descriptions. First of these is
Che Keillor null, a branch of the Laclede
mills, of St. lxuiis, of which the Keblor
Bros, are proprietors, and members ot this
firm are quoted as millionaires.
Other Industrie vl the Town.
Then there are the Litchfield Car and
Machine company, a utitnber of cigar fac
tories, an electric light and heating
power company, marble ami granite works,
paint and oil works, coal mines and gen
eral business stores. The city also con
tains a public library of 2.TU0 volumes,
three graded schools, a high school and two
public parks. It is situated on the line of
Bomb by the Half Dozen In Home.
Home, March 22. Monday six bombs
were found on the premises of many rich
families. No damage was done. It is be
lieved that unemployed laborers, who are
very numerous at the present time, are re
sponsible for the bombs.
" Boy Mysteriously Misaine;.
PlTTSBCiiG. March 22. John Batz, a cash
boy 14 years of age, is mysteriously miss
ing. He wan last seen after being paid
Monday night. It was his birthday.
M. R. MOSES,
One of the oldest Opticians of Clii-
cajr. and has the latest inven.
Hons for treatinjr vouii and
old. who has had" '2 years'
experience, will be
Rooms i3-54. eoninieiieiiij;
SATURDAY. MARCH ., 1893-
aml will be pleased te lie consulted bv
his old patients and ot hers in regard
to defective eyesight.
Sufferers from Imperfect Vision
will lind eertain relief by trvinsr the
Professor's new svstem of adjusting
Class, as the following testimonials
These are a few of bis manv hun
dreds of testimonials he lias received
during his 4 vears of practice.
On account of other engagements
Prof. Moses can be consulted at the
Harper only Saturday., Sundays ami
ClH.TlT Ci KKK'e OrPtrE. )
llESnv t'onsT-, 111. (
Cabr Pi.it. March 16. ISiiS-To whom it may
concern: Prof. M. R. Mojcs. optician, of Chica
go, fitted force a pair of g'sfses in 1SAJ. which I
used almost continually for five yca:s when I
had the misfortune to loe tin. m.
I have now purchased of him a l-i' of specta
cle end a" so r.ofe -tts with which I am well
nleascd. I resrard Prof. Woees a thorough opti
cian and rerommcLd him to all in need of optical
good. L. H. P.attkn", Clerk.
Gcsiseo, 111. March 4. 1S9:. Fr. f. M. R.
Hoses fitted my rjes just I trie vctrs ago and I
never expeniid any money to better advantage
in my life My glasses have reen worth hun
dreds of do.leri to me. whereas before I bad been
troubled a srret deal with head che. a depressed
feelinc. a eeire to c'oe ey. . Now 1 can read
nu write with pleasure. 1 kinlly recommend
that all who are sutleriES with defective evesisht
or hedaches will receive great satisfaction by
con u i!Bjr t-rei. .h. k. aos. l remain you;
repcct:uiiy, J axes u. n oodbcff.
Genbseo. Ill , Feb. SS. 193 When Frtf. Moses
was here three ver aio I was ereativ troubled
with my eyes, tie fitted me a pair of glasses;
iney provu ve-y tauaiaciury. inoy ureretn
eied my eyes to much that I seldom wear tkcm
now. If ou need trlases von will oo well to
consult tne proienor. aias. j. morsv.
Pas a. 111., Jac. 23, 1.-81 To whom It my con
cern: I will say with the errateet atton:samect
and most grateful thacks, that Prof. M. K. Moses
save my wife the mo?! perfect fatisfac'ion in
spectacles of any doctor I tver knew. Thirtv-
eight tears ago ehe lost her ye-ieht and could
not dittineuisa anyone rhe knew at a distaace of
iu leer, ana coma not reaa tor iu years, and l
ave been spending mrcn money witn doctors
for spectacles, bat row she is satisfied. All who
have weak or deformed eyes will reap ncta satis
faction bv ronsnltlcg Irof. Mofes. With best
wishes to' all, I de net think that Dcctor M. R.
Moses can be excelled. Refpect.ully yours.
--jn ifr l;
SB. L. I CABMT3.
Stricken Down with Heart Disease.
Dr. MiUs Medical Co., Xtkhart, Ind.
(Ircfiira ; I feel It mv ttntr. aa well a a
pleasure, to publish, unsolicited, to the world the
benefit received from p. Milis- RcsrronaTivc
leatcoicn. x was sincaeu aowu wun unri
IMmsu and itaeomnlicationa. araDld Dulae vcrv-
ing from 90 to 10 beau per minute, a chokine or
burning trnffrtl" in tho wind pipe, oppression
(rlon of the heart and below lower rib, pain in the
arms, shortness of breath , sleeplessness, weak ms
and general debility. The arteries in my net k
would throb violently, the throbbing of my hem i
could be heard across a large room and wci:la
hake mv whole bodv. I was so nervous that I
could not bold my band steady. X a 6eeu
wtufer IM li i aliarm ey imii!ii pnynnaM,
set havrn tak gallons of JVssswt Medin
(At least oefsett. A friend recom
mended your remedies. She was cured by 1 r.
Miles' remedies. I have taken . .
three bottles of your Nw I'M W - II
Heart Cure and two bottles
Nervine. My pulse Is normal, I have no M"
violent throbbing of th heart, i mm a well ms
IdnMMl Kwvmmnd rv anA with KvmtttuUi.
Of Ueart Disease to Xr. Mil' Jieatora-
Utm Jiinmla nf fee wreet.
iiypsum City. Kana. . u. I cabjisk.
Sold on at Positive Guarantee.
OR MONCT RETURNED.
Mad 3 from sot old photo, executed in the most
artistic woramansmp -1
Reliable Photographic FsUblisbment over Mc-
caoe ranciacuoa eaaraniccu.
Driffill & Gieim
-Keeps the finest line of
IN THE CITY.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
1J -Bedroom Shi to.
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
FOURTH AVE., DRUG STORE.
A. J. HILL,
is now open with a full line of New Drugs and Chemicals.
fiFPreacriptiona carefully compounded with the purest drugs.
Cor. Fourth ave., and Twentv-third street.
The Furniture establishment of
is replete with all the novelties of the sea
son, purchased for cash from the best
known makers in Grand Rapids. They can
not only save you money, but give you new
and choice designs in Parlor and Chamber
Furniture, sideboards, tables, chairs and
lounges. Thanking you for your patronage
they solicit an early call.
!525 and 1527 '
Second Avenne. ,
124 126 and 12
;i;t; Sixteenth Str-r
Eton ami Uoleo Suit.
Silk Waists an.l Millin. ry ,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
2. 24 and 25.
All will be Aadv
D. UI..O, 114 W. Second
UG6 HIVG- St. Davenport
liU mot ts vilvc;v uiutuv
continued existence upon the old
. . k...a.!f tf has
1H oersoii harine cl'm a i ! airt ft-tr ure i and state, on tne orss Monaajr tr nr. j m.
noJffletf and req-ieted f atteud. t jt tb 1T' I and tead. aiyrr detawr. to a peUii-iB
ebVrtrr the m sdja-ted. ! -"fJrl '' . hT "
TMkat CMU the TJsltsd Etalw