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T11F. AKGUS. SATUltDAi, MAIiCtt 125, ISUS.
i Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Latest U. S. Gov't Report-
Picked Up at the Capital of the
THE MAN FOE THE PENSION BUREAU
Cleveland Say He Will Not Ba a "Dtnu
KKc Politician A Kale That I Not
KrlroMliTr I.orkril Offices on Cabinet
Days A Krpnblrciin Promoted Bower
Publishes a Icrision of Much Interest
to Vets The Monetary Conference
w Title for Diplomats Note.
WAMllNGTOX.March 25. President Cleve
land's list of callers showed a considerable
falling off yesterday. To one of his callers
' the president spoke a si-ntence which will
probably be taken uj and frequently
quoted. Representative Knloe, of Tenne
see, who w:i the prosecutor in the Kaum
investigation, called to talk with the presi
dent about thf coinmissionership of pen
sions. He had no name to suggest. In
the course of the talk the president said to
Knloe: fcI do not want any demagogue
politician r.t t'.ie head of the pension office. "
Kn!o- sm'i! subsequently that he was con
vinced that t!if president had uot definitely
chosen a man f:r the place.
Not n Wv trourtive Itille.
Joseph Hmi'phn ys. a St. Paul, man who
read t the president " "no nepotism" rule
the ctiar day. found that the rule is not in
tndert to lie ret r.mi tive in its operations.
The man wanted to In consul at Sheffield,
Kngland, but this position is held by Ben
jamin Folsom. Mr. Cleveland's cousin,
who was appointed eiht yearsago ind who
was not reniuved by I: resident Harrison.
The St. Paul man has now filed his ap
plication for consul at Manchester. Turner,
of Indiana, one of the doorkeepers at the
White House, has been informed that his
services will not be required after April 1.
He came here at the iersonal choice of
No Callers lteeeivcd on Cabinet Day.
A result of tb ctbluent meeting yester
day was the issuance of an order by direc
tion of the president that the offices of
members cf the cabinet will be closed to
all callers on Tuesdays and Fridays, cabi
net days. It was slated that the order was
necessary so that the secretaries might find
time for the efficient dispatch of govern
ment business. If the order is enforced
strictly it will ba impossible lor senators.
representatives or others, no matter how
important their mission, to get word to
cabinet officers on these two days.
Bissell Promotes a Republican.
Postmaster General Bissell has promoted
Nathan Smith from a clerkship to be chief
of the bond division of the department. He
will also have charge of the papers in the
cases of presidential postmasters. Smit h
is a Republican but one of those officers
who does his work so well that he is al
most invaluable to his superior officers.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
Maxwell's list shows thirty-one new fourth
class postmasters appointed yesterday, of
which four were vacancies created by re
moval of the present incumbents.
APPLIES ONLY TO SOLDIERS.
JL Decision by Bussey of Interest to the
Was hisotox, March 23. Assistant Sec
retary Bussey, of the Interior department.
Las just announced a decision rendered
last September by which a radical change
is made in the pension policy so far as con
cerns the disposition of accrued pensions
in certain cases. It also establishes a new
and important rule as to reimbursement of
expense" for the last sickness and burial.
It is said that over i,000,000 has been paid
oat of the treasury under a ruling made
by Solicitor General Phillips in lS?r, which
ruling Bnssey's opinion holds was a wrong
interpretation of the law.
Phillips Made It Comprehensive.
In the nature of things this amount
would increase rapidly with time. Under
the Phillips opinion it was held that the
words "any pensioner" or "any person en
titled to a pension", as used in the act pro
viding for the use of accrued pension in
payment of burial expenses of indigents
applied not only to soldiers who died, but
to deceased widows, minor children or de
pendent parents of pensioners. Assistant
Secretary Bussey holds that this opinion,
under which tho pension office has acted
since 1676, was wrong; that the act referred
only to soldiers that the accrued pension of
none but soldiers: can be applied to funeral
Goes Back to the Government.
Bussey also decrees that in the case of
death of soldiers' widows and dependents
the accrued pension lapses to the govern
ment. Bnssey further holds that in no
case can accrued or any other pensions be
paid to the grandchildren of a soldier pen
sioned or entitled to pension, and that
where the soldier and his widow and chil
dren are dead the accrued pension recurs
to the government. It is regarded as likely
that the decision will occasion much com
ment. ISN'T SUCH A MOUTHFUL.
Which Is Another Point In Favor of the
' Word "Embassador."
WASHINGTON. March 23. Sir Julian
Pauncefote, at present minister to the
United States, will hereafter have the rank
of ambassador, as notice was received at
the state department yesterday that the
queen had given him that appointment
and that his credentials were now on their
way here. President Cleveland will confer
a like title on the minister to the court of
St. James, authority for which is given in
a recent law of congress, so that our next
.minister to England will not have trailing
' after him like a tail to a kite that attenu
ated designation, "envoy extraordinary and
Doesu't Cost Any More Either.
The higher title, while not carrying with
it Any increase of salary, is of considerable
importance, as it gives the ministers addi
' li Atonal precedence in attending to business
matters with representatives of the
countries to which they are entitled. The
diplomatic representative or the United
States will also not be compelled at socir.l
functions to walk in the rear of small
potentates which have been dignified with
the title of ambassadors.
New Natloual Bank Authorized.
Washington, March 24. The Lincoln
National bank, of Pittsburg, Pa., has been
authorized to begin business with a capital
They Kejected Reciprocity.
Washington. March 25. President
Cleveland has asked Secretary Gresham to
prepare a statement of the existing state of
the negotiations under the reciprocity sec
tion of the McKinloy tariff law with Veue
ruela, naytt and Colombia. The tariff
systems of those countries are held to dis
criminate against the United States and
while their coffee trade with us has fallen
off under the duty imposed by the action
ot the reciprocity law our export to them
have also suffered. Cleveland will try to
recover our trade.
WILL GO TO THE CONFERENCE.
No Intention of Dropping the Internation
al Monetary liftcnston.
Washington, March i;5 Secretary Car
lisle yesterday afternoon told Senator Teller
that Secretary Gresham would direct the
American ministers to the several Kurope-
an countries to invite the governments ac
Jredited to sent delegate to the interna
tional monetary conference beginning:
May 3d next. This would seem to put at
rest the statement that the new adminis
tration would not invite the conference to
reassemble. Senator Teller had called at
the White House to see the president
about the matter, but saw Secretary Car
Doing Missionary Work, Says Teller.
When asked by au American Press rep
resentative whether he expected any good
to silver to come from the conference Sen
ator Teller said: "l think it has had an ex
cellent educational effect. It has increased
the number of bimetallisms abroad. A ma
jority of the college professors of England
are today bimetallism and the bimetallic
sentiment is much stronger on the conti
nent than in Kngland." Teller said that
although all the former delegates had re
signed he did uot believe that necessarily
meant none of them would again go a a
Mrs. Cleveland Receive.
Washington, March 2". Mrs. Cleve
land's receptiou from 12 to 1 was the larg
est that she has he'd during her present
residence at the White House. She re
ceived her callers in the red rooom. She
wore a new spring gown of tan shade
worsted goods with a small figure in it
It was trimmed about the waist with pale
blue silk. It is understood that Mrs.
Cleveland will continue to receive at least
two days each week.
More Land for the Home Seeker.
Washington, March. 2-'. By a decision
rendered by Secretary Smith yesterday in
the case of the Southern Pacific Railroad
company many thousands of acres of valua
ble lands in southern California will be
opened to settlers, the secretary ruling the
railroad was not entitled to them under its
Would Contribnte for a Consideration.
Washington, March J5. Secretary Car
lisle yesterday dismissed the superinten
dent of the public building at Kansas City,
Mo., for having offered to contribute to the
Democratic campaign fund on condition
that he be retained in otlice.
THREE MONTHS rN SESSION.
But Still the Illinois Legislators Take
Their Weekly Holiday.
SPHINGFIELD, March 2."i. The bill to reg
nlate stock yard charges was reported
favorably in the senate yesterday, but ou
claims that there was not a quorum of
the committee when the bill was considered
it was recommitted. Wall, who favors
the bill, intimated that Campbell, who op
poses it, stayed away from committee
meeting for the express put pose of break
ing the quorum. The debate took up most
of the day and then the senate adjourned
Nohe Jumps on the Speaker.
The feature of the house proceedings was
the "raking down" Nohe gave the speaker
and the latter gentleman's equally effec
tive reply. Xohe said the legislature had
been in session three mouths and done
little work merely because the speaker had
decided viva voce voteB unfairly and thus
forced roll-calls without number and made
rulings that embarrassed business. T'le
speaker sarcastically deplored the fact that
he could not always please the gentleman
from Cook when deciding votes, but he did
the best he could. He explained that when
the vote was one that divided the house
politically he gave the decision in favor of
the Democratic side because there was the
Work on New Laws.
A bill was favorably reported providing
that convicts not otherwise employed he
set to breaking stone for use on roads any
where in the state. For some reason it was
recommitted. The Lyman "four-mile
limit" bill was laid on the table with an
adverse report. An order that next
Wednesday all members who are not pres
ent on time shall be sent for and brought
in under custody, was presented, but ac
tion on it was defected by the Republicans
refusing to vote and leaving the house
without a quorum. Adjourned to Monday.
aeganiauon tor Michigan.
Lansing. March Uj. The house has sent
to third reading the bill to amend the
charter of Marquette involving a county
seat war. A bill was passed appropriat
ing $5,000 for the years 133 and 1894 to the
state Historical society. The house con
curred in the adjournment resolution.
The senate passed a bill repealing the il
luminating oil law of 1S91 and re-established
the test at 120 degrees. The Gordon
bill for the repeal of the mortgage tax law
of 1891 was reported favorably. The bill
appropriating (142,300 for the support of
the university and $40,000 for a new ad
ministration building and an anatomical
library in 1894 was also reported from com
SHEPARD IS DEAD.
The Well-Known Editor Sud
TLESULT OF INHALATION OF ETHEE
Facparatory to the Performance of an
Operation The Anaaithetio at First Ap
plication Produces Dangerous Symp
toms and the Patient Never Recovers
Consciousness Death Comes Without
Pain and an Active Life Is Forever
Ended Sketch of His Career.
New York. March 25. Colonel Elliot F.
Shepard, proprietor of The Mail and Ex
press, died at 4:20 o'clock yesterday after
noon at his residence, No. 2 West Fifty-
second street, this
city. His death was
sudden and unex
pected and was
caused by oedema,
inhalation of ether.
has for some time
beeu troubled with
stone iu the blad
der. He had ar-
IXIOTT r. sheparxx raeJ op
eration known as lithotomy, and Drs. Mc
lltirney and McLane, who were to perform
the operation, beg:n to give him ether
about 1 p. ni. At the first inh.ilat ions
dangerous symptoms were produced and
the inhalations wera immediately discon
tinued. Was Vnconscious to the Kutl.
Under a treatment with oxygen he ral
lied somewhat until alxmt 4 o'clock, when
a reaction set in and he gradually sank
until at 4:20 be calmly and peacefully
passed away. He was unconscious through
out. Only the two physicians were pres
ent at the final monent. Mrs. Shepard
and her two youngest daughters had been
induced to go to the family's summer resi
dence at 'Scarboro-on-the-Hudsou, and to
remain there until after the operation had
been performed. They were immediately
notified to return and reached their home
A Ijwyer by Profession.
Elliott F. Shepard was born on June 25,
1834, in Jamestown, X. Y. His father was
Fitch Shepard, a prominent business man
and president of the National Rank Xote
Company. Colonel Shepard attended the
public schools in Jamestown, and whon
about IS years of age came to this city and
began study at the Xew York university,
being graduated in 1S55. Hi then en
tered the law office of Judge William
Strong, and finally bectme a partner with
his preceptor. He practiced law for about
SERVICES DURING THE WAR.
Busily Engaged In Halting Troops Per
sonally Equipped One Kegimeut.
At the breaking out of the war iu 1S1
he was colonel on the staff of Governor E.
D. Morgan, and at once actively engaged
in raising troops. He recruited 50,000 men
for the army, hut was himself never active
ly engaged in battle. He personally re
cruited and equipped the Fifty-first regi
ment Xew York volunteers, and for a time
during the war was in charge of the mili
tary station and prison at Elmira, X". Y.
At the close of the war he resumed the
practice of law.
Goes Into the Newsuapcr Kusincsa.
At the time of his retirement from active
law practice in 1SS4 Colonel Shepard had
built up a large and lucrative business as
a civil and corporation lawyer. He was at
that time counsel for the Xew York Cen
tral and Hudson Kiver railroad and for
the Harlem railroad. From ISSt until late
in 1SS8 Colonel Shepard and his family
traveled extensively in Europe. In March,
ISS8, Colonel Shepard became the proprie
tor of The Mail and Express newspaper,
which now occupies the magnificent new
granite building recently erected by the
proprietor at Broadway and Fulton street.
Marries a Vanderbilt.
In 1863 Colonel Shepard married Miss
Margaret Louise, the eldest daughter of the
late William H. Vanderbilt, by whom he
had five children, all of whom survive him.
The eldest, Louise, is the wife of W. H.
Schiefflin, wholesale druggist. Mis? Edith,
the next, is now on her way to Europe,
having sailed last Saturday. The two
other daughters.Alice and Margaret, are at
home, and Elliot F. Shepard, Jr., his only
son, is attending school at Pennington,
Interested In Religious Work.
Colonel Shepard was largely interested in
religious work. He was president of the
American Sabbath Union and also vice
president of St. Paul's Institute in Asia
Minor, which was mainly endowed by him.
He was a member of the Union league
club and the Xew York Yacht club. In
addition to being the principal owner of
The Mail and Express he was a director in
the American Bank Xote company and
other organizations, particularly of the
Fifth Avenue Stage company.
An Ardent Republican.
He was the founder of the Xew York
Bar association and its first president. In
politics Colonel Shepard was an ardent Re
publican. He was a delegate to the last
Republican national convention and sup
ported the nomination of President Har
rison. No arrangements have as yet been
made for the funeral.
Vera Ava Goes to the ' Pen."
Geneva, 111., March Z The jury iu the
Vera Ava case returned a verdict yester
day, in consequence of which Miss Ava,
otherwise known as Ann O'Delia Diss de
Bar, will serve two years in the peuitt-u-tiary
at Joliet. The verdict was received
by the defendant without a murmur, al
though she had evidently expected to be
acquitted. She was accused of stealing
$750 from a lady friend.
Gompers Going to Toledo.
Toledo, O., March 25. A report was in
circulation here last night that President
Gompers, of the American Federation of
Labor, would come to Toledo and has
greatly encouraged the men. He is ex
pected to start a strike of Ann Arbor
freight handlers and coal sbovelers. Chief
Arthur will be here tomorrow afternoon.
No Fortune for Mrs. Langtry.
London, March 25. The report that
Squire Baird. the sporting man who died
at Xew Orleans after the Fitzsiinmons
Hall fight, had left a large fortune to Mrs.
Langtry has no foundation whatever.
Knitting Mills Suspend Work.
Tamaqca, Pa., March 25. The Tama
qua Knitting mills have suspended opera
tions indefinitely, throwing 115 persons out
A receiver has beeu appointed for the
routnero Land and Lumber company at
Dry Run, Ark., on application of ths
presideut, A. u. Foster, of Chicago.
Dobbins & Dazey, cotton factors at Xash
ville, with branches at Xew Orleans, Mem
phis, pt. IjOuis aud other cities,have failed
with liabilities at f '00,000.
One of the unfortunates who suffered
heavy losses by the failure of the Western
Trust company, of which ex-Senator In
galls was president, is E. W. Howe, the
Atchison author aud editor.
Michael Bailey has been appointed bu
perintendent of public buildings at Chi
The late Dr. Andrew Peabody, according
to Dr. Edward Everett Hale, was looking
over some accumulated papers one day
when he discovered that he was $40,000
richer than he was the year before. There
upon he wrote to the assessors of Cam
bridge asking those officials to impose a
tax on his property accordingly.
Obituary: At Xew York Charles G
J.andon, aged .4. At St. Paul P. O
Weeks, an old-time socialist, aged G'.i. At
Dana, I1L Captain James Pritchett, aged
to. At Aewlmrg, N. . Garrett Cava
naugh, aged TS. At Vienua Adolf Fischof,
the Austriau politician, aged 77.
Schweinfurth, the Rockford bogus mes
siab, it is reported, is soon to move his
"heaven" to Aspen, Colo.
Connecticut's tier capita mortgage in
debtedness is $107, as compared with $170
in Kansas, $144 in Massachusetts and $23 in
The grip is very prevalent at Xew York
Fire at Denver destroyed the Summit
Seed and Feed company's building and
killed red Pierrepont.a fireman, also bad
ly wounding three others.
Sam Jones and another Georgia rever
end are representing the Methodist and
Baptist churches militant at Cartersville,
Ga., by going round with blood in their
eyes and a small park of artillery strapped
around their waists.
Defeated a Woman Suffrage 11U1.
Aiglsta, Me., March 23. The Maine
house yesterday defeated the woman's
su ft rage bill.
I pitaphy i a demoralizing k:nd of tally. It ap
pears on the tombstone, and eulogizes the dead
almost to the eryttars. The usual method of
begtunitig is: "Here lies." Very sotfgeftive.for
the lien are frequently quite astonishing almost
enouih so to both amuse and amaze the dead of
shorn they are written. A truthful epitaph, in
many inftar.ee s, would be: "litre lies one who
omitted to take Dr. Pierce's Go'den Medical Dis
covery." If s'c and suffering-, and dreading pre-
mature death, test the potent remedy. It cure?
all chronic liver, b'ocd and lucg d:se;ses, aa bit
ioutness, skin and scalp d'seascs, scrofulous
sores aud swe'linse, saltrheum, tetter, erysipelas
and even scrofula of the lungs (or consumption)
if taken in time.
ana not down, ir vou re a suiter
in,r woman. Every one of the
bodily troubles tha". come to
women onlv has a guaranteed
cure in Dr. Pierce's Favorite ire-
scription. That will bring you
saie and certain ueio.
It's a powerful general, as well
as uU'riue, tonic and nervine, and
it builds up and invigorates the
entire female system. It regu
lates aud promotes all the proper
enriches the blood, brines refresh
ing sleep, aud restores health and
For ulcerations, displacements, bearing
down sensations, periodical pains, and all
lemaie complaints ami weaknesses, "r
vorito Prescription " is the oj; guaranteed
remeuy. it it ever tails to uenent or cure,
you nave your money tacK.
In every case of Catarrh that seems
hopeless, you caa depend upon Doctor
onse 3 Catarrh Kemcuv lor a cure.
It's proprietors are so sure of It that
they'll pay $300 cash for any incurable
case, jsoi j Dy ail druggists.
J. E- Montrose. Manaeer.
Tuesday Eve., March 28th.
The Society Event of the Season.
The Popular Emotional Actress,
Assisted by Mr. Frederic Herzc-R and a
perfect company, presenting the lireat
Sew York Success,
The Fringe of Society
A Sumptuous Production.
Elegantly Costumed and Staged.
SaU on sale March Stlh. Prices $1.00 , 75, 50
and 25 cents.
Burtis Opera House,
; March 24 and 25
T REM EN DOUS
Prices f 1, 75, fiO n1 S5c. Seats at Fluke's
Wednesday moniing, March 22. Telephone no.
THE WARREN BROWN CO.
hes exclusive sale or
the greatest vegetable compound which u recog
nised by all ladle who have tested its merits ,aa
the mort practical, scientific and reliable remedy
of the age. To those who wUh
remedy name will be furni.hed at $1.:0 per box.
tall at ofTce, room IS.Dittoe Block, corner
Third and Brady. Daenprt.
-House Raising and Moving-
Raising brick buildings especially.
Address E- A- ROUNDS,
1515 Seventh Avenue, Box lil.
IAHNS & 3ERTLHSEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk T-'uknishino Gnons
1812 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND r-
r7 n n
I I ft WH a"-"f 4
r j ill ii -tfPvdW tJ?
N I 1 lI NwvrWv-a' ti.T
We are determined to sell off the balance off
Fall and Winter stock at BARGAIN PRICES, co:
prising several complete lines, a number of brok
lines, and irregular sizes of excellently made goods
The COST we have not considered
The PRICES we have put on themwil
run them off quickly.
AATrigrhLt & Oreeiawalj
1704 SECOND ATEXTE.
J -Bedroom Suits-
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue)
FOURTH AVE,, DRUG STORE
A. J. HILL,
ia now open with a full line of Xew Drugs and Cliemica!:
(Prescriptions carefully compounded with the purest drug?.
Cor. Fourth ave., and Twenty-third stree;
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 1123 Fourth avenue. Resi dance 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plansrjd fpeciflcations fnrnlhed on all clafpes o work; also azect for W: '.or s 1
"dins Bl:nde, fome;hicg new. s.vi;jn ana ae:ran:e.
Eton ami BoK-o Suit-.
Silk Waists anl Mii:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
23, 24 and 25.
All will be Alade
Bee Hive-11 St. Davenport