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Appointment of an lllinoisan to
AND ONE HE HADN'T ASKED FOB.
Eckels Marie Comptroller of the Currency
When He Wanted Something Else
Criticism of the Nomination List of the
Latest Selections, with Sketches of Sons
of Them Senator Kt.ar Prepares to
Fight tire Proposed Klectlon of Senators
by the People.
Washington. April 4. The most sur
prised man in 'Washington y&terday was
James II. Eckels, of Ottawa, Ills., who
waa nominated for comptroller of the cur
rency. He was a candidate for altogether
a different office and was fairly taken by
surprise when his name came in. He said,
with more frankness than judgment, that
he knew nothing about the office or its
duties, had never tad any banking exper
ience ami didn't understand why he had
been selected for the place. He supposed
that the president bad made his selection
for personal reasons, as they had become
acquainted during Eckels' term in the law
school at Albany. Eckels was a candidate
for district attorney for the northern dis
trict of Illinois, but had been given to un
derstand some days ao that he would not
get that position.
Think It ItatlMMfluaarkable.
Illinois Democrats are very much aston
ished nt the appointment of Eckels and are
inquiring with more emphasis than ele
gance as to who Eckels is and why he was
appointed. lie was not indorsed, it is un
derstood, by IUinGisnns, having relied n
his personal acquaintance with the presi
dent to help him to get the other position
for which he was an applicant. The posi
tion of comptroller of the currency is an
extremely important one in financial af
fairs, and the incumbent is in charge of
everything pertaining to national banks,
and the selection of a man without the
slightest experience in that line, and who
is only 34 years of aye is considered most
Names of the Prize Winners.
The list of yesterday's nominees is as
follows: William Edmond Curtis, of
New York, assistant secretary of the treas
ury; Charles S. Hamlin, of Massachusetts,
assistant secretary of the treasury; James
II. Eckels, of Illinois, comptroller of the
currency; James F. Mehne, of the District
of Columbia, assistant treasurer of the
United States; J. Stobo Farrow, of South
Carolina, second auditor of the treasury;
John B. Brawley, of Pennsylvania, audi
tor of the treasury for the postoffice de-
Sartment; James J. Willie, of Florida,
eputy fifth auditor of the treasury; Dud
ley O. Watson, of Michigan collector of
customs for the district of Michigan.
Postmasters: Iowa, Francis A. Glass,
Creco. Illinois, Stephen Oliver, Griggs
ville; Miss Rebecca Snape, Petersburg. In
diana, Orris T. Dickerson, Spencer; Albert
A. May, Connellton."" Wisconsin, William
A. Hume, Chilton; John Finch, Stevens
Point; John Daw, Edgerton.
Curtis Was an "Anti-Snapper."
William Edmond Curtis, nominated for
the office of assistant secretary of the
treasury, was born in New York in 1955.
His father was Chief Justice William Ed
mond Curtis, of the supreme court. Judge
Curtis was elected to the bench in 1873, in
the fight against the Tweed ring. Young
Curtis was educated at Trinity college,
and graduated with honor from the Colum
bia Law school in 1877. He then began the
practice of law with Mr. Stearns, who is
now his partner. For some time the
firm occupied quarters in the same build
ing as President Cleveland. Curtis was
treasurer of the committee of fifty at the
Syracuse convention, and also treasurer of
the provisional state committee.
Was Dan Lament's Classmate.
James H. Eckels was born in Princeton,
His., thirty-five years ago. After passing
through the schools there he attended the
Union university at Albany, where he was
a classmate of Daniel Lamont. He was
admitted to the bar in 1880, and at once
Went to Ottawa, Ills., where he has been
Associated with Senator O'Conor, James
W. Duncan and Hiram T. Gilbert. . He has
been, a power in local politics. Mr, Eckels
la a son of James S. Eckles. a preeminent
attorney of Princeton, and son-in-law of
Jqhn F. Res4, of Ottawa. It ia understood
thafe Eckels' backing fot an appointment
wto quite as much by Republicans as by
Dcm Of rata. A delegation of his friends
which went on to New York shortly after
Cleveland's election in hU interest, it is
said, included a number of Republicans.
Becord of Other Appointees.
Hamlin is a lawyer, a tariff reform
leaguer and a civil service reformer; Braw
ley is a lawyer of Meadville, Pa.; Willie
Ha been a clerk in the interstate com
merce commission for years; Farrow was
a chief of division, sixth auditor's depart
ment, under Cleveland before, i
There were 119 beads chopped off 'by the
poatofflce department ax yesterday, eight
een being from Illinois and seven from In
diana. The resignation of Martin D. Bailey, of
Illinois, law clerk of the pension bureau,
has been accepted. .-'
Ambassador Bayard took the oath of
office yesterday. '
POPULAR ELECTION OF SENATORS.
Hoar's Resolution Ukely to Bring on a
Debate on that Subject.
Washington, April 4. It appears from
a resolution introduced in the senate yes
terday as if the debate on the subject of
the election of senators by a direct vote of
the people was to be renewed at this extra
session of the senate. Hoar introduced a
resolution antagonistic to that proposition
and gave notice that as soon as convenient
after today he would address the senate on
the resolution. vTh resolution says that
it is inexpedient that the resolution sent to
the senate by the bouse during, the last
congress snoma De aaoptea; ror sued a
method would essentially change the char
acter of the senate as conceived by the con
vention that formed the constitution and
the people who adopted it.
Some Arguments Against the Scheme.
It would, the resolution continues, trans
fer the selection of senators from the leg
islatures entrusted with all legislative pow
ers of the states to bodies having no clear re
sponsibility, whose selection cannot be reg
ulated by law, whose members vote by
proxy, whose tenure of office is for a single
day, whose votes and proceedings are not re
corded, and v.ho act under no personal re
sponsibility. It requires the substitution
of pluralities for majorities; transfers the
seat of political power in great states
now distributed evenly over their teiritory
to the great cities and masses of popula
tion; creates new temptation to fraud, and
will give rise to numerous election con
tests; will absolve the larger xtates from
the constitutional obligation which secures
equal representation of all the states in the
senate by providing that no state shall be
deprived of that equality without its con
Discredits the Origiual Plan.
In conclusion the resolution says such a
method implies what the whole current of
our history shows to be untrue that the
senate has during the past century failed
to meet the just expectations of the peo
ple, and that the state legislatures have
proved themselves unfit to be the deposi
tories of the power of electing senators.
The reasons which require this change, if
acted udod and carried to their logical re
sult, will lead to the election by the direct
popular vote, and by popular majorities of
the president and of the judiciary, and
will compel the placing of these elections
under complete national control. It will
result in the complete overthrow of the
whole scheme of the senate, and in the end
of the whole scheme of the national consti
tution as designed and established by its
f ramers and the people who adopted it. 2
The Easter Egg Kolling.
Washington, April 4. Nearly 10,(00
children, with a few more thousands of
mothers, big sisters, aunts and nurses,
took part in the annual Easter Monday
egg rolling in the White House grounds
yesterday. The weather was delightful
and the youngsters enjoyed themselves in
egg rolling, games and eating. Many
prominent people came to see the unique
sight, which Mrs. Cleveland and Baby
Ruth with a party of friends also enjoyed
from the balcony of the mansion. The
President, too. waa nrit JnilifTprent to thn
Must Walt for the Word.
Washington, April 4. The supreme
court of the United States yesterday an
nounced its construction of the proclama
tion by the president and the act of congress
in 18SJ) opening to settlement the Creek In
dian reservation in Oklahoma. They con
tained provisions that "any person who
may enter upon any part of said lands
prior to the time that the same are opened
to settlement shall not be permitted to oc
cupy or to make entry of such lands or lay
any claim thereto." The provision is fully
The Senate in Hrlef.
Washington, April 4. In the senate
yesterday Hoar presented the contest of
J. W. Ady, of Kansas, for the seat now
held by Martin. Ady says that Martin
was not legally elected and that he (Ady)
was. Hoar also offered a resolution
against the popular election of senators.
Turpie advocated the seating of governor-
appointed senators in a long speech. An j
executive session was held and the senate
adjourned for the day.
The Max J odd Affair.
Washington, April 4. The action of
anti-Semites in Vienna in protesting
against the appointment of Max Judd to
be United States consul general there is
regarded at the state department as not
entirely consistent, in view of the fact that
Julius Goldschmidt, the present consul
general at Vienna, whom Judd was nomi
nated to succeed is also a Jew.
Opinion on State Extradition.
Washington, April 4. The supreme
court yesterday, in a long opinion rendered,
by Justice Jackson, decided that a fugitive
from justice rendered under extradition
proceedings by one state to p
other, may be constitutionally tried in the
latter state Upon a warrant charging an
other offense than the one set forth in the
warrant of extradition.
WAS AN UNWELCOME GUEST,
And the Girls Thought They Would Take
Him Down a Peg.
Fobt Dodge, Ia., April 4. William
Fritz, living in the village of Clare, has
been urging his attentions on the pretty
daughter of a well-to-do farmer. He was
repeatedly given to understand that bis at
tentions were unwelcome, but he persisted
in' forcing himself upon the family. He
called one evening when the girl's parents
were not at home, and, as he had been
drinking, he made himself obnoxious. The
girl ordered him out, but he refused to go.
Uave Frits a Little Ride.
She then called her two sisters to her as
sistance and the three girls tied the young
man's arms, secured a stout hickory rail
and perched Fritz upon it. Two of the
girls carried the rail aSid one held their vic
tim in position. Fritz was given a free ride
toward town, while all that saw the strange
procession applauded the plucky girls.
1SKW iokk, April 4. A special to the
Times from Topeka, Kas., says: Colonel
John M. Brown, originator of the move
ment having for its object the settling of
negroes in South America, is now com
pleting the final arrangements and 'looks
for the early accomplishment of his pur
poses. He has secured the appointment of
a committee to go to Brazil for the pur
pose of obtaining concessions from that
Nothing Definite from Michigan.
Detroit, April 4. An election was held
throughout the state yesterday for a judge
of the supreme court and two regents of
the state uaiversity. At this writing
nothing of a definite nature is known of
FATAL ACCIDENTS. 1
INTERPRETING THE LABOR LAW.
Eight Men Meet Their Death on
A LOCOMOTIVE BOILEB EXPLODES
Killing Four Trainmen Collision on the
Jacksonville Southern In Which Four
Others Are Sent to Eternity and Many
Injured, One of Whom Will Die Three
Men Imprisoned by a Hush of Water la
a Pennsylvania Mine Deaths by Fire.
McALESTER, I. T.. April ft. Yesterday
ehgine No. 2, of the Choctaw Coal and Rail
way company, hauling an eastbound way
freight, exploded as it was leaving the
boundaries of this town, causing the death
of four trainmen. They were: La. P. Dur
nell, engineer; F. Fredericks, fireman; G.
W. Martin, brakeman; Henry Landers,
night hostler. The trainmen and pas
sengers who occupied the caboose escaped
with a few scratches caused bv the sudden
stoppage of the train. Martin, who was
riding on the pilot, was found under the
engine trucks. The other three, who were
in the engine cab, were thrown eighty feet
from the engine. All the bodies were hor
Fatal Collision In Illinois.
Edwardsville, Ills., April 4. Four
men were killed and a number of others se
riously injured in a collision on the Jack
sonville Southern road near here last
night. The dead are: C. Alspaugh, an
engineer; James Hambley, a fireman;
Hugh Woods, also a fireman, and Scotty
Welch, a miner.
Some of the Seriously Hurt.
Among the injured are: J. F. Vandeve-
Yerter, baggage man, lrgima. Ilia, seri
ously; Walter McGarrighan. engineer of
the local, East St. Ixuis, badly; Mc-
Keenan, Glen Carbon, both legs mashed,
amputated later cannot live; Brakeman
Foote. of No. 1, slightly; John Dye and
MAY NEVER COME OUT ALIVE.
Three Men Caught in a Coal Mine by m
Rush of Water.
Hazelton, Pa., April 4. The water
standing in the Sugar Loaf mine in the
outskirts of this place broke intra the
Laurel Hill mine yesterday at a point COO
yards below the surface. There were a
number of men in the mine at the time,
bnt all except three escaped. They are
Thomas Hudson, W. L. Trembath and
Kichard Williams. The later is dead be
yond a doubt. There is a faint possibility
that the other two may be rescued alive.
Although several of the men rescued
are suffering from broken arms, dislocated
shoulders and minor bruises the injuries of
none are considered dangerous. The acci
dent, it is believed, was due to a mis
take in the surveys. The escape of the
forty men from the mine is regarded as
miraculous. The search for the missing
men is being pushed vigorously.
Nine Hurt by a Capsized Stage.
Colorado Springs, April 4. One of
Bostwick & Co's., Cripple Creek stages
was overturned Sunday throwing out nine
passengers, all of whom were more or less
seriously injured. The injured are; C. A.
Ferrin, an employe of Dan's Commercial
agency, Denver, internally; G. W. Fer
man, representing the Lytle tck & Safe
company, Cincinnati, chest and body; B.
P. Grove, Cripple creek, shoulder dis
located; J. F. Neville, Illinois, shoulder
spra i ned ; Watts, Ills. , badly cu t on scalp;
W. C. Stark and J. E. Boyle, Colorado
Prominent Horseman Badly H art.
CniCAGO,1 April 4 T. J. Richcreek, a
popular horse owner at the Roby track,
was run over by a passenger train on the
Fort Wayne road near this city yesterday,
sustaining a compound fracture of the left
leg, necesssitating amputation. He was
also seriously cut about the head. It is
thought be will die.
Four Tramps Canght in the Blaze.
Matwood, N. J., April 4. A barn be
longing to Mr. G. T. Jaeger, of May wood,
Bergen county, was burned to the ground
yesterday. The charred bodies of four un
known tramps were taken from the ruins.
It is thought the tramps set fire to the
barn by smoking or carelessly dropping a
Lightning Does Fatal Work.
Macomb, Ills., April 4. lightning struck
Wilcox's lumber office at Bardolph dur
a windstorm yesterday and instantly
killed one man and fatally injured another
Thomas Hogan and George Goss, two
young business men, who were sitting but
a few feet from each other.
Brakemen Fatally Scalded.
Conxklvillk, Pa., April 4. The boiler
of a shifting engine exploded near this
place on the Baltimore and Ohio railway
yesterday. Three brakemen were probably
fatally scalded and otherwise injured.
Italians Koasted to Dea4h.
SCRANTON, Pa., April 4. Two Italians
were roasted to death at Springbrook, near
here Sunday night. The shanty in which
they were Bleeping caught fire.
Boston to Texas oa Horseback.
SAN Antonio, Tex.. April 4. John Reed
Whipple, of Boston, and William II. Sell
ers, of Haverhille, Mass.. aged 22 tfhd 20
years respectively, reached San Antonio
Sunday xfibrning on horseback, having
made the entire journey from Boston in
that manner. They left the Hub Oct. 10.
1892. and came by way of Mobile, Ala. Mr.
Whipple's horse made the entire distance.
The young men made the journey for the
benefit of their health. They are now
rugged and strong. They will return from
here to Boston by train.
Socialists Gather at Brussels.
Brussels, April 4. The socialistic con
gress opened here Sunday with 815 dele
gates representing 201 societies. A letter
from the socialists of Amsterdam was re
ceived proposing that every workman
should refuse to serve as a soldier. The
discussion turned mainly on the franchise
and resolutions were passed by which the
congress claimed a vote for every citizen of
21 years of age who had resided for six
months in the voting district.
Outrage on a Danville Girl.
Danville, 111., April 4. Saturday even
ing about 7 o'clock MibS Nellie Brady, 16
years old, had ber hair cut of by an un
known scoundrel. Her assailant rang
the front door bell. As soon as Miss Nel
lie opened the door he choked her so that
she could make no outcry and as rapidly
as possible cut off her braided locks, which
he threw away. The only remark he made
waa: "Now, you look much prettier."
A Definition That Will Be Good for the
Suspension Bridge, N. Y., April 4.
Collector J. J. Low, of this port, has inter
preted the allien contract labor law as ad
vised Dy secretary Carlisle to relate to
contracts made in a foreign country only.
According to this reading of the law a con
tract made within the United States, al
though made with a foreigner, is not pro
hibited by any existing law. The collector
says that he nas no authority to close the
gates against foreign laborers, hence the
laborers on this side will have to retire
with their complaints.
Then nd Sew
In ancient days for many an 111,
We used ti take a big bine pill.
It did so sorely tear and gripe.
We felt for purgatory tlpe.
Today, when sick, we take Dr. Pierce's Pleas
ant Pellets. They are gently aperient or strongly
cathartic, according to size of des . Cures sick
headache, bilious headache, corstipalion. Indi
gestion, bilions attacks, and all derangements of
the liver . stomach and bowels. Put np In vials,
hermetically sealed, hence a'ways freth snd re
liable. Purely vegetable, they operate without
disturbance to the ejftem, diet "or occupation.
Sold by ilrnggi-j-s at 25 cents a vial.
Such Tpstinionv as is Given lv Those
Who ArV 'Cured" at the Scott
Catarrh Followed by Incipient Con.
That neglected catarrh will result
in consumption in many cases has
been abundantly demonstrated bv
t1e testimony of patients who have
been cured of the tirst disease and
had the second arrested in time by
the physicians of the Scott Medical
The statement of Mr. Charles Coh
nan, 2016 Second avenue. Rock Isl
and, is indeed an interesting one
Mr. Cohnan says:
My disease was contracted
through colds and exposure, and
while it appeared first in my head
and throat, it soon fastened on my
lungs and involved my entire system.
CHAS. II. COHNAN,
201C 2d av., Rock Island.
My head and nose were choked
full ail of the time. I had terrible
fronjal pain over my eyes, my throat
was drv and sore and my cough irri
tating." When the disease extended
to mv lungs I had violent pains
through them, changing from one
side to the other. I lost my appetite
and night sweats rapidly wore away
my strength and flesh. Before tak
ing sick I weighed 160 pounds and
gradually failed until my weight was
between 90 and 95 pounds.
'Three different physicians gave
me up to die. I was ordered to go to
Colorado. 1 went. I could hardly
return home. I lost hope and my
friends would come expecting to hear
I was dead. The doctor ordered all
medicine to be discontinued, as he
said it was only a matter of a little
time. Having "heard of the success
of the physicians of the Scott Medical
Institute" I wanted to try them as a
"Within a week after commencing
treatment I w as able to sit up a little
'and within two months I gained in
weight from 95 ounds up to my for
mer weight of 160 pounds.
I am well and my neighbors and
friends cau scarcely believe the re
sult. This statement is given free and
voluntary. I have received no value
for giving this statement and I have
paid for my treatment the same as I
would to any physician."
The above statement given by my
son ia heartily corroborated by me,
and I know the testimony to be true.
John J. Coiinan.
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