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TIIK !A11GUB, MONDAY, MAY 15, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Ten Miners Plunge to a Fright
TERRE HAUTE'S POSTOFFICE WAR.
AWRJL DISASTER IN A DEEP SHAFT.
A Faulty Signal Fails to Work, the Cable
Itreaks and the Vnfortunates Are a
Mass of Mangled Remains at the Dot
torn Scene of the Accident the Ked
Jacket at Houghton, Mich. Fatal Lo
Houghton. Mich., May 15. Ten tinabrr
inen have been diished to pieces in Ked
Jacket perpendicular shaft of the Calumet
nd Hecln. The miners were coming up in
the cnge to dinner, and theengineer hoisted
the caj;e against the timbers of the shaft,
when the coupling pin broke and the men
and cage dashed downward over 3,000 feet
to the bot torn. Names of the killed are:
Allen Cameron, son of Captain Cameron,
in charge; James Cocking, single, support
ing widowed mothf r; Joseph Pojh, leaves
widow tmd one child; John Odgers, leaves
widow iiid several children; John Hicks,
single; Andrew Kdno, aged 40, married;
Roliert Tropin, leaves widow and three
children; Michael Iy.-avitto; James Trevni,
leaves widow and three children; Con S.
A I'all of S.nno Feet.
The cause of the accident was a faulty
Indicator, which did not snow the brake
man in ciiHrire of the hoisting apparatus
when the cage had reached the top of the
shaft. Consequently he could not stop the
machinery in time and when the iron car
struck the beam at the top of the shaft the
steel wire rope by which it was suspended
snapped, K-tting the enge, with its occu
pants, down to a fearful death at the bot
tom of the shf.ft. I-i.Oort feet down. The wife
of one of the men was at the mouth of the
shaft with h?r husband's dinner n:id saw
the car containing him reach the top and
then drop when the rope broke. ;
l'itiful Srene at the Slinft. (
The accident is the worst which has ever
happened in the Calumet and Hecla mine,
and the excitement in the city is intense.
Thousands of peop'e have visited the shaft,
where the horror occurred. Many pitiful
scenes have Ix-en witnessed there, too.
Most of the ill-fated men had families and
when the first runnr of the awful accident
spread, wines anil families hastened to the
scene, hoping that, the report had been
false, hut finding instead that it was only
too true mil that piany of them wtrj .
widow's t ornli'l"s. j
r- I.urkj K.-capc of Two Men. I
There are two men employed in themin? '
who a'e congratulating themselves on es-
cajiing the terrible death which their com-
rades met. Twelve men went down into
the mine, b'it oue of them was taken sick
and was sent to the surface, accompanied
by another of the nu n.
A Question in Civil Service Reform
TEHIiE Haute, Ind., May 15. The post
office war is ended here so far as possession
of the office is concerned, but there is a
much larger question which the Washing
ton administration will have to settle, and
which will be a very embarrassing one, be
cause if it is settled one way the civil serv
ice people will wax wroth, and if the other
some influential politicians will feel badly.
The great object of Donham, the Cleveland
appointee, was to get possession of the office
before the civil service examination had
been held for employes of the office.
And the reason of this was that Donham
had an idea, gathered from Attorney Gen
eral OIney's opinions, that if he could ob
tain possession before the examination he
could "fire" all the carriers then employed
and appoint new ones. By force, with the
sheriff who had refused to interfere when
appealed to by Greiner because it was none
of his business in the crowd Donham, got
possession of the postmaster's room, but
Greiner had the postoffice and continued
the business until the day's work was
done, which was what he inisted on doing
from the start. In this he was backed up
by the postmaster general.
As soon as Donham got possession of the
room he gave notice of dismissal to all the
employes, but they paid no attention to it
and did the business of the office as usual.
The examination came off and the Demo
cratic aspirants, thinking that as Donham
was in charge they need cot attend, stayed
away from examination and, according to
civil service rules, have lost their chance
entirely. An important fact is that Spe
cial Examiner Hailey has iJeen here dur
ing the whole row and has taken position
against Donham on nearly every point.
The case promises to become famous in
civil service reform annals. The examina
tion which has had so much to do with the
matter was set for a week ago, and post
poned n representations made by Senator
Voorhees at Washington.
The fact that William Dudley Foulke
ami L. li. Swift, Indiana civil eervic re
formers, have interviewed Donham makes
it more likely that the case will be a fa
mous one. Donham has made a "clean
sweep" 'subject to approval at Washing
ton." He told Foulke and Swift that ,he
did not believe in civil service reform, but
desired not to defy the law but to avoid
its effect. The cause for removal was
general insubordination, he said, the old
employes having resisted his attempt to
take possessiou of the office by force.
Foulke asked if the postmaster general had
not also been insubordinate, as he had de
cided for Greiner, and Donham said be did
not know but he had.
NO MORE "COMPLETED FILES.
DEA-LV LOCOMOTIVE EXPLOSION.
It Kiils Tb o mill ) liillyiir hrriously In
jures l'nr Others.
liEAIUNti, Pa., Mmv 1.1. Two persons
were killed and several seriously injured
by the t xpiosion of a locomotive on the
Lebanon Valley nranch of the Philadel
phia ai'd Heading ia:lvay at Iebauon.
The killed are Yoeuni, engineer,
of this city; .fihn Vccuni, of Lebanon. aged
14. In jmet' George Salada. fatally; Grant
Seiiler, a boy, seriously; William Anspach,
fatally. The hitter's daughter Annie,
aged 10, who had just brought her father's
dinner, was also seriously and perhaps fa
tally injured. Isaac Heard, of this city,
front brakeman, was severely injured. Sev
eral persons living half a square away
were slightly injured. Several of the vic
tims were blown half a square away.
Saw the Open Switch Too Late.
Mascoutaii, Ills., May 15. A westbound
freight train on the Louisville, and St. Louis
Air Line road ran into nutrpen switch near
West IJelleville. Fireman John Menker
and a brakeman were killed outright.
Engineer Mahaffey sustained injuries that
will likely prove fatal. The engineer saw
the open switch too late. He reversed his
engine and jumped, but was caught under
a carlo ul of ;ies. The victims resided at
Drowned in a Russian River.
St. Petersburg, May 15. A small ferry
boat on the river Meta, near Horovitchce,
government of Novgorod, became unman
ageable in midstream and was swept from
her course by the current. The passengers
who filled her deck were panic-stricken,
and dozens are known to have been
Fatal Collision at Sea.
London, May 15. The city of Hamburg
collided off Trevose Head with the Count
ess Evelyn, and sunk her. There were nine
passengers and sixteen of the crew on
board the Evelyn when she went down,
and it is believed that all perished.
Lansing, May 15. The congressional
apportionment bill gerrymander, the
Democrats call it has been agreed to in the
committee of the whole in the senate. It
gives the Republicans ten representatives
and the Democrats two. The general tax
bill was passed. It returns to the system
of collecting delinquent taxes in vogue
prior to 1S91, and abolishes the most im
portant features of the law of that year.
Proceedings were authorized to test the
law repealing the special charter of the
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern rail
way, by which the railway's taxes f were
Some More Forged Railway Tickets.
Chicago, May 15. The counterfeiters
and forgers who recently foisted on Ameri
can railroads a large number of tickets
purporting to have been issued to the Sib
ley, Lake Bristineau and Southern, have
let loose another batch of tickets bearing
the name of a hypothetical road, the Port
age Creek and Kich Valley. The method
of operation was the same as in the other
Lochren Revokes lUnm'i Famous System
anil (iiveg His Reusoits.
Washington, May 15. Pension Commis
sioner Lochren has revoked the celebrated
completed files" order of his predecessor,
llaum. and returned to the practice in
I vogue before lss;. Whenever any evidence
j is received in a case hereafter the file card
j of that case will be put on top of the file
box. Lochren says the Itaum system en
tails extra labor without compensating ad
vantage; that it works injustice to certain
claims by taking up other claims out of
their order; that claims are certified by
lawyers as being complete, raise delusive
hopes in the claimants, which hopes are in
many instances never realized.
He says that thousands of claims are certi
fied by attorneys as being complete, when,
as a matter of fact.uo evidence whatever has
been filed in support of the claims, and this
has lecn done as many as five or six times
on one claim. The system does not provido
for the great number of rejected claims,
and this works injustice to the claimants.
The file clerk, sometimes new to the ser
vice, cannot by a hurried examination of
the evidence determine whether it meets
the requirements of the examiner. In
fact Lochren finds the system worthless
and full of injustice aud discrimination.
SHE MARRIED A CONVICT.
And Will Have to Wait Seven Years
STfLLWATEK, Minn., May 15. An inci
dent occurred in the county court room
here which brought tears to many an eye.
Judge Williston had just sentenced Fr ank
Houck, charged with killing Johu Murphy
at Duluth, to serve seven years at hard
labor in state's prison, when Miss Mary
Kasmiski, a pretty girl of 18, stepped
calmly forward aud said firmly: ,-Xo
matter if the whole world should declare
him guilty, I do not believe it." She then
asked for the previlege ofjmarrying Houck.
Her request was granted and Judge
Lehmicke tied the nuptial knot in the
skeritl's reception room. The bride left
on the evening train for West Duluth,
where she will wait the coming of her hus
band seven years.
lT.cllei.'t Lalmr Lint.
Indianapolis, May 15. The contest be
tween the Street Contractors' organization
and the Teamsters' and Shovelers' union,
2,000 strong, has bred riot not very seri
ous, however. Non-union men uttempted
to work on Alabama street. The strikers
attempted to interfere and the police were
called just as the two factions were ap
proaching violence. The police arrived be
fore any serious injuries were inflicted in
the hand-to-hand tight.
James Gorden Itennett's Paper.
New York. May 15. The Sun says that
James Gorden Bennett will change the
ownership of his paper by organizing a
stock company, with a capitalization of
$2,000,000, divided into 20,000 shares of $100
each, of which Bennett will hold 19,000.
The object is to make the property easier
to dispose of if Bennett should so desire.
He does not need money, nor will John W.
Mackay have any interest in the paper.
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- ' Weeks UTres 'a "Million.
New York, May 15. Littlo news is
learned about the affairs of FraDcis H.
Weeks, the lawyer. It is now estimated
that his indebtedness, which at the time
of bis assignment was put at $000,000, will
be more than $1,000,000.
Safely Weathered by a Bank at
THAT BIG BUN ON THE PLANZINTON
And How It Froved Its Soundness by Do
ing Two Honrs' Extra Ilnsiness Every
Demand Promptly Met An Episode of
tle Day Help from Chicago Carried to
Milwaukee at Lightning Speed and With
Pinfcertons on Guard.
Milwaukee, May 15. Never in the his
tory of the city was there more excitement
In the commercial world than when the
rumor got abroad tliat the Plankinton
bank was heavily involved in the failure of
the Lappen concerns. The immediate ef
fect was a rush of depositors and a run on
the bank that will be an epoch in its his
tory. During the whole time of banking
hours and for two hours later the paying
teller faced a line of men with their cer
tificates of deposit ready, and as fast as
they could be presented shoved across the
counter the amount each called for. It
was 4 p. m. before the window was closed,
and then there were hut about a hundred
in line of the many hundreds who had be
sieged the bank all day.
Lasses Made Half Good.
The withdrawals for the day footed up
less than $300,000, while depositors, who
had confidence in the bank, made half of
this good. Many were the rumors that
flew about as to the help the bank was
receiving from Chicago, one of them being
that Phil Armour had sent $1,000,000 from
Chicago, and when a file of armed men
were seen escorting an iron box into the
bank this rumor was considered a fact.
But it was not. There was money in the
box, but it did not come from Armour.
He had not been asked for anything.
And Thereby Hangs a Tale.
Anyhow, the arrival of the box increased
the excitement to fever heat and set the
whole town wild. The story of the box is
worth telling for it is a very interesting
incident of the day. This is what took
place at Chicago: During the night before
the run on the bank it was known that it
was inevitable. Consequently Joseph
Moody, assistant cashier, was sent to Chi
cago to get money, accompanied by a pow
erful employe of the same institution who
is hired for his muscle and grit.
THE " NEEDFUL" OBTAINED,
And a Rnn Made to Milwaukee in Record
Moody's first visit was to the Continental
bank at Chicago, which had a balance to
the credit of the Plaukinton. He drew this
out, and then called on the American
Trust and Savings bank, where there was
another balance. This and the balance at
the Continental footed up about $100,000.
It was all put in the strong box. Next
Moodv obtained the servicesof a half dozen
Pinkertons armed with Winchesters hav
ing the bold highway robber in his mem
ory. Missing the 8:30 a. m. train a special
was chartered, and the money and guards
loaded thereon, and the run to this city was
begun. It was finished in one hour and
Once out on tio prairie the lever was
thrown wide open, and there began such a
race against time as man never witnessed
before. The big, ponderous wheels flew
around with a hissing sound, while the
escaping steam rang in the ears of the pas
sengers and officers with a thunderous
roar. The train scarce seemed to keep
to the rails. Everything gave way to the
special. Even the fast passengers were
sidetracked at way stations. Not for a
moment during the entire journey was
the speed of the train checked, except at
the railroad crossings and on ei.lering Mil
waukee. The Rank Declared Safe.
After the run the officers declared that
the bank was perfectly safe; that there
was not nor ever had been a doubt of its
safety that had any foundation in fact.
The Clearing House association met and
posted a notice that the association would
render any assistance needed to the bank,
which binds to the assistance of the Plank
inton every bank in the city.
Rate War Likely te lie Settled.
Chicago, May 15. The Colorado rate
war is in a fair way of settlement. Presi
dent Reiuhart, of the Atchinson, and Pres
ident Jeffery, of the Denver and Itio
Grande, have had a conference and reach
ed a basis of settlement on all important
points. The agreement, if finally perfected,
will include a reorganization of the passen
ger pool between the two lines on percent
ages mutally acceptable.
Wananiaker Visits Harrison.
Indianapolis, May 15. Ex-Postmaster
General Wanamaker arrived here Satur
day and was the guest of ex-President Har
rison until last night. In nn interview he
stated that his visit had no political sig
nificance; he was simply stopping for a
friendly visit on his way home from the
Locomotive Brotherhood in Session.
Schenectady, N. Y.. May 15. This
town is full of ruilroad engineers, who
are here in attendance upon the union
meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers. The first session was behind
closed doors, but the second was open aud
Senator D. 15. Hill and Chief Arthur
Failure at Chicago.
Chicago, May 15. L. L. Ferris & Co.,
wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, have
confessed judgments in the circuit court
for an amount aggregating $50,000. The
entire liabilities of the firmware estimated
at $170,000, and the assets at $225,000. The
firm says it will pay every dollar.
One Scoundrel Shoots Another.
Brooklyn, N. Y., May 15. George Phil
lips, a green goods man, was shot and it is
believed fatally wounded by a man named
Joseph Hall, who came here from Steelton,
Pa., for the purpose of buying $1,000 of
counterfeit money which he believed could
be passed without detection.
Tramps Who Will Get Into the Pen.
Greencastle, Ind., May 15. Six
tramps who were terrorizing the citizens of
South Greencastle and breaking into
houses in broad daylight, have been jailed,
and there is enough evidence against them
to send all to the penitentiary.
An Australian Cyclist Arrives.
'Frisco, May 15 Among the arrivals
on the steamer was' H. H. Lambton, the
champion cyclist of New South Wales, who
is on the way to Chicago, where he will
take part in the wheeling events which
are shortly to occur thora.
MINE HORROR. '
Six Men Killed bv an Explosion Nrar Lin
Lincoln, 111., May J5 An explo
sion in the Citizens' nwne at this place
last' night resulted in the deat h of
six men. The mine is scattered and
no sound can be heard from where
men were working.
Y. M. C. A. CONVENTION CLOSED.
Ex-Postmaster General Wanamaker and
Geo. Harrison Attend.
Indianapolis. May 15. The internation
al convention of the Y. M. C. A. has closed.
A fellowship meeting was held at the Y.
M. C. A. hall in the morning and there
after the visitors scattered to the vari
ous churches, the pulpits of which were
filled by the visiting ministers. In the
afternoon a men's meet ing was held at
Tomlinson hall where the principal address
was made by Dr. L. W. MunhalL Ex
Postmaster General Wanamaker came in
during the meeting and made a brief ad
dress. "Hasten the day," said he, "when
Chrisnian enlightenment shall assure men
of their approaching danger t in a manner
most effective. Some few remarks were
made by others along the same line, with
a prayer at the last and a parting hymn.
At night a farewell service was held at
Tomlinsou hall ad ressed by a number of
the leading mininsters in attendance.
Saturday General Harrison and Mr. Wan.
amaker both attended and made brief ad
dresses. They weie given an enthusiastic
reception. General Harrison said the first
organization which conferred on him the
title of president was the local Y. M. C. A.,
while Mr. Wanamaker recalled the fact
that he was the first general secretary.
Conference reports laying down the line of
work for the international committee fur
the coming year were presented and adopt
ed. A numler of papers were read.
Gave Away Some Consulships.
Washington, May 15. Among the ap
pointments made by the president are the
following: Frederick O. Penfield, of Con
necticut, agent and consul of the United
State at Cairo; Irving li. Richmond, of
Iowa, to h consul general of the U nited
States at St. Gall; consuls Peter. Lieber,of
Indiana, at Dusseldorf; Theodore Huston,
of Illinois, at Puso del Norte. Theodore
Huston is a resident of Macomb, Ills.
Distilleries To lie Shot Down.
Peoria, May 15. On the first of neat
month all but two of the thirteen distilleries
of this city will be shut down by order of the
Trust officials. Too much stock on hand
is given as the cause. This throws out of
employment thirty-five government men
and li0 employer- of the distilleries.
Hong to a Tree.
Heikoki, Iiul., Mar 15. John
Terrell, the desperado who shot Con
duetor Price of the Ohio & Missis
sippi road, was taken from jail th
murium? and handed on a tree in
si-xht of the railroad.
Mr. J. C. Jones, of Fulton, Ark., fears o!
' Sysyii "About ten years ago I con-
L v- aiTisi! tractea a severe case of blood
rion. Leading physicians prescribed
o Heine after medicine, which I took
Ithont any relief. I al.sr tried merer:
rial aud potash remedies vcrih v:::;:c
rssftil results, but vhieh broa.?!it c:i r.i.
vack of mereuri 1 r cnxati.-?i tl.
iad-3 my life on? cf agony. Alter s-v
?: inc four years I p;:ve i-p all r; medl: ;
commerced tndns? S. S: S. Ait":
.akincr several bottles. I v.v.s cn-irci"
cured and able to resume work.
is tho great e.t medicino for
blood poisoning to-day on
free. Swift Si-Ecmu Co.. Atlanta, Ua.
J E. Montrose, Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY,
Wednesday Eve., May 17th,
Special eneagrement of the well known and
Popular lrih Comedians
-Murray and Mack-
-in their latest puccoes-
Our Iiisii Neighbors,
Supported by a company of Comedians, Sing
ers, Dancers and AiniTioa'B Greatest
See the Mitchell and t'orbett cot.test aril the
Ide pplititig Utirlesqne Circuf. Don't miKS thi
funny niahi. Under the fole tnpervlaion of Mur
rav ami Mack.
Prices f 1.00, T5, 50 and 25 cents: Eccnre seats
Burtis Opera House,
MONDAY. MAY 22-
The musical event of the season the
40 People 40.
In repertoire of eraniL and comic operas. Com
plete orchestra, splendid choruses.
Canal prices. Comntatlon books of IS tickets
$6 for best seats, bale opens Wednesday morn
ing. May 17, at Flnke. Telephone Ko. 20.
is the best skin lotion in nse. It contains no
mineral or oily ubslances. Sold by
THE WARREN BROWN CO.
Room IS, Dittoe Block. Davenport, corner
Third and Brady.
64 nasre Medical treatise contalnlrs much infor
mation and many valuable receipts free upon application.
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We carry a very complete stock of
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This season is the largest one in printed
ever known in this city. Any lady wishing to
buy a silk dress will do well by inspectincrour
stock before purchasing elsewhere.
QKLUG, HASLER, SCHWENTSER
DryGoods Company. Darenrm. Ic
Driffill k Gleim
-Keeps the finest line of-
IN THE CITY
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
Cut in Half,
We give a few of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12, 14, 17c
lute ;ranite plates, oin 03c
" Gin 04c
' Tin 05c
" side dishes 0ie
' covered sugars 15c
White granite baker.. .7. H. j."
" scollop n:it'i'i. 7. :
IS qt dish pans
S in pie tins
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week Everything must go. Come earlv and
avoid the rush.
Geo, H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART ST0RS.
Jacket, Cape, Suit
-IN OUK STOKE-
To be sold without regard to cost or value.
114 West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IOA.
The Nobbiest, Prettiest, most tasteful aitf ost
reasonable Millinery is at the BEE HPE.