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THE IUW.US,'FB1DAT, JUNE 10, 1893.
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Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Colonel Ainsworth Shut Out by
BEFUSED LEAVE TO BE PRESENT
At th Inqurtt on the Ford'a Theatre Hor
ror The Charge of Intimidation Denied
and Fired at the Hyuterleal Clerka Tes
timony of Itnllders and Other Holman
Makes Some Matenienta Hsvlng a Hear
ing on Recent Criticism.
Washingtox, June 1. The feature of
the new start taken by the coroner in his
investigation of the Ford theatre horrot
was the letter of Colonel Ainsworth in
which he asked permission which was
denied him to appear with counsel and
cross examine his enemies, while produc
ing testimony to disprove their assertion.
The testimony of those called in to say
whether any one had been criminally
neglifrent tended to show a lack of care.
Ainsworth began with the remark
that he thought the coroner would have
empaneled a new jury and not one already
prejudiced against a man who is informal
ly at least standing in the position of a
man accused of a crime.
Areuxed hy the Press and Mob.
While he is not technically accused, he
says, a part of the press and the mob have
accused him in unmistakable terms. lie
quotes Jnslk-e Bingham's decision ami
says that he thinks he comes directly
within the terms of the decision. "lam
virtually. alt hough not technically.accuseil
of responsibility for a disaster which I de
plore with the dec-pest earnestness. In
that connection 1 am threatened with
the stigma of a criminal charge. I am
now past middle age and have devoted the
best years of my life and certainly my
strongest energy to the public service. 1
submit to you that to affix that stigma to
me hastily and in response to public clam
or for some victi-i, guilty or innocent, in
to do an injustice which the reflection oi
calmer moments will regret.
Smashes Hi- Intimidation Plea.
'"It has lccn alleged that my presence
tended to intimldnte witnesses. How un
reasonable this assertion is a moment's
thought will show. The fact that clerks
test if v and the facts to which they do tes
tify can le learned by me quite as well
from the records afterwards as if I were
nresent when these- witnesses -testify. On
the other hand mv absence places my conn
sel at a decided disadvantage for want of
instructions as to cross-examination. It is
a fact .well known to every clerk that I am
powerless to discharge him or to reduce
him in grade. Only the order of the'secre
tary of war can do this, and he has declared
that no such order shall lx" mado in this
Boot on the Other I-rf'C-
"In reality the only intimidation prac
ticed has been that of the riotous mob
who have constituted a large part of the
audience in the coroner's. ourt, who have
been represented by volunteer counsel
there, and who bv their violent conduct
prevent other clerks from coming forward
to test if v as to the facts eonnecrea wnn
the administration of my office.
I especially desire to cross-examine those
clerks who have testified before the dep
uty coroner. I also wish to have you call
clerks in good standing in my office to tes
tify with respect to the Jflleged terrorism
existing there during my incumbency.
There are other false statements made by
these former witnesses which I desire to
have corrected in the same way."
Substance of the Testimony Given.
As to the testimony, the following is a
fair abstract: James A. Parsons examined
the theatre with a viewto making a bid on
the improvement; did not find a particle of
evidence of nnsafety. Edward Clarke,
Capitol architect.cxamined the building in
18w. and thought it perfectly sare: . is.
Entwistle, District hnilding inspector, told
the same story. Francis Sassc made the
plans for the electric light plant, and was
eomnetent to do tnat; ne was not an areni
tect nor competent to superintend the
work involving civil engineering matters;
he relied on the competency of the contrac
tor. Dent: was in the excavation a moment
before the collapse came.,
Took a Olfferent View.
David Li.' Cissell, an experienced builder,
had looked at the excavation two days be
fore the collapse with the view of bid
ding for the brick work. lie saw no shor
ing, but did not look for it; had examined
it since the disaster and concluded
that lack of skill had caused the fall. The
work was the warst he ever saw.
Columbus Thomas, another experienced
builder, who had bid on the electric light
plant, said the collapse was due to failure
to underpin. Captain Thorpe, chief of
the supply division, war department,
looked at the work, and it looked all right
to him. This ended the day's work.
HOLMAN MAKES SOME REMARKS.
Be Kays the nailding Was Never Reported
to Congress as V nsafe.
As Representative Holman has come in
for a whole lot of criticism and abuse by
"the press and the mob," as Colonel Ains
worth puts it, what he has to say about the
policy of the house will be of interest and
also fair play. First he said that congress
had in the past and would in the future
deal liberally with the matter of safe pub
lic buildings and the preservation of hu
man life. "No government in the world,"
said Holman, "holds life in snch regard as
ours. Had congress known this building
was unsafe do you imagine it would have
been permitted to stand as it was? Con
gressmen -are not building experts, and if
an official report had been made congress
would have had something to go on.-, f
"There is one thing iu thia public build
ing question that the press . does- not eon
aider, and "that is - the overcrowding of
iocAto occupied ' by clerks ,anT the. largf
. amount of space given to higher official.
Other public buildings are slumbered op
with stuff little better thn trash. -Twelve
years ago Mr. Ely;, then Bixth auditor,
Snowed me tons ana tons ot oia postomce
records and money orders that were ab
solutely worthless and yet they are still
being stored away."
With reference to the victims of the the
atre collapse Holman said he supposed the
matter would come before congress in the
shape of bills for the relief of the victims,
and he was sure congress would do what
was right. It was against the policy of the
government, he said, to establish a civil
pension list, but he was confident some way
would be found to recompense, so far as
any recompense could be made, the fami
lies of these poor victims.
The difficulty about -a new printing omce
was the difficulty in securing a site, but
the pttblic printer had authority to lessen
in weight on the floors of the present build
ing to the point of safety. He said that
K-bile this talk ox Baler pumic Duuaings is
before the public it should be remembered
that there are two now under way that
when finished will accommodate fully
8,000 clerks. The city postomce will only
occupy the basement and first floor of
that building, and Supervising Architect
Windrim estimated that the building
would accommodate, besides the postomce,
The new library building will be com
pleted in four years. The great congres
sional library, large as it is, will when fin
ished only occupy one-quarter of the build
ing. Here, then, will le accommodations
for an army of clerks. Then the next
building after the postomce would le the
building for records, which would give
more room, and with them all the govern
ment would be provided in this line for
Discuss the"Kraternity" and Drexel Home
CniCAGO, June 16. The International
Tvpographical union put in the day most
ly in secret session. The subjects dis
cussed were the condition of the Drexel
home and a plan to wage war on the Pro
tective Fraternity, which is a non-uniou
organization. The Drexel home is said to
be of faulty construction, and has cost
more than necessary to maintain, so it is
chartred. but the delegates will not talK ot
the matter ouside. What was done alxmt
the Fraternitv was equally secret. The
Fraternitv is charged with displacing
union emploves iu otlices in which trouble
arises between proprietors and local
There was a heated contest for the offices
of the first vice president, secretary, and
treasurer. The other officers were elected
by acclamation. The result of the election
was as follows: President, W. H. Prescott,
Toronto, Canada first vice president, J.
W. Hopkins, Pittsburg; second vice presi
dent, H. C. McFarland, Washington, D..
C; third vice president, W. li. Iewis. Chi
cago; secretary and treasurer, A. (i. Wines,
St. Louis. In the evening the delegates
were taken by the Chicago union for a
lake excursion on the whaleback steamer
BRECKINRIDGE ON MONEY.
Re of Arkansas Thinks Onr System Must
Be Very Had.
West ScrERIOR, Wis., June 16. Repre
sentative C. R. Breckinridge, of Arkansas,
is here: having been elected a director of
the Consolidated Land company. He was
"What do you think of the silver ques
"I think the Sherman law has it in about
the worst condition in which the silver or
money Question can be placed, because it
makes everything uncertain. We are hav
ing harder times than seem to exist even
in India or Mexico; and, considering our
resources, distrust about money matters is
apparently the chief cause of this sudden
"How about the export of gold?"
?The point is that so small an export of
money should, develop the weakness, of our
system. That is to my mind the most sig
nificant feature about the export of .gold.
A system is inherently bad that requires a
constant influx of gold to t-ustain Confi
dence in the character of the circulating
medium." ne thought the crisis was past,
but that the financial system should and
would be improved by congress before an
other crisis could arrive.
KAISEB IS BEATEN.
Emperor Wilhelm Gets a Dose
of Vox Populi.
IT PROVES VERT "BAD MEDICINE."
Ilase Ballist on Trial.
Chicago, June 16. Base Ball Player
Decker, of Philadelphia, is on trial lefore
Judge Clifford charged with bigamy, for
gery, and larceny. Some months ago
Decker forged checks, took horses out of
livery stables and sold them, and married
a pretty chambermaid at the Douglas ho
tel. Decker's attorney talked of his being
insane, and the case was laid over for a few
davs to give the state a chance to have
Decker examined by experts.
The President Under the Weather.
Washington-, June 16. The president
is indisposed, not seriously so, it is said,
but still sufficiently under the weather to
make it desirable that he should remain
at his country residence at Woodley in-4
stead of encountering the neat ana turmoil
of the city and the officers-seekers. It is
hoped he may be able to visit the White
Some More Phenomenal Hail.
Rcshville, Ills., June 16. During a
storm here hail eight inches . in cir
cumference fell near Camden, tearing
holes through the roofs of houses. Wheat
was badly damaged. The residence of O.
H. Park, nine miles south of here, was
struck by lightning . and burned to tha.
ground, the inmates narrowly escaping
league Base Ball Scores.
Chicago, June 18. League base ball
scores are reported as follows: At New
York Chicago 9, New York 6; at Boston
St. Louis 1, Boston 5; at Baltimore Cin
cinnat 2, .Baltimore 8; at Philadelphia
Pittsburg 0, Philadelphia ay at Brooklyn
Cleveland B, Brooklyn 1; -at- ,Waahington
4LoTdsvlUe -Washington 1. V
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Faisnsuj. ma, June 16. The private
banking house of J. R. Bonham has closed -Ha
doors. No report of asset -and liabili
ties are given, but it is believed; "they are
of small amonati
The Army Bill Knocked Out by the People
of Germany, Who Seem Willing: to Take
the Chances with "Johnny Crapaud"
Socialists Make larfe Gains,' and Berlin
' Falls to Elect m Single Government Sup
June 16. The election upon
which hangs the fate of the emperor's pet
project, the army bill, is over, excepting in
places where re-ballots are necessary
which is everywhere that a majority of the
whole vote was not cast for one candidate.
Returns from seventy district indicate
that thirty-six have been carried by par
ties opposed to the army bill; fifteen have
been carried for the parties favoring the
bill, and nineteen are in doubt between the
government and the opposition parties,
with the chances in the majority of them
strongly in favor of the government. The
government parties have lost three or
four seats, two to the Richterist or Social
Democrats, as the second ballot shall de
cide, and one to a south German Demo
crat. The government has won one seat
from the opposition. -
Socialists Make Large Gains.
The Social Democrats have won two
seats besides having secured many chances
for new victories on the second ballot. A
curious fact of their two accomplished
victories in new fields is that they won at
the expense of the Richter, also enemies of
the army bill, and not, as was expected at
the expense of the National Liberals, the
friends of the bill. Although the Social
Democrat's gains are undoubtedly enor
mous, they will not prove so large prob
ably as the reports so far have indicated.
The returns from the cities come in first,
and it is in the cities that the Social Dem
ocratic candidates always run best.
' 1'ollce Close Vp Meetings.
New ballots are necessary in Hanau,
Strasburg city, Duesseldorf, Dortmund,
Mainz, Halle, Plauen, West Havelland,
and Siegen. The police of Berlin closed up
Social mass meetings at the (lermania hall,
the bock brewery, the Tivoli, the Concert,
the Elysium, the Wedding hall, owing to
overcrowding. The crowds poured cheer
ing ,into the streets, where they were
quickly dispersed by mounted police. Dur
ing the way theSocialists distributed half a
million hand bills here. The Social vote in
Berlin foots up 20,000 over the vote of 1 '.).
The socialists have been equally successful
in Hamburg and Altona.
Berlin lead Against More Soldiers.
It is stated that the Socialists are likely
to win three out of the four of tho- re-ballots
against radicals. In Berlin not n
single candidate pledged to support the
army bill has gained even the bare honor
of re-lwillot. Not 10 per cent, of the vote
cast in Berlin was given in favor the army
bill. Seldom has the city sfoken in such
emphatic terms. The provincial returns
appear to 1m? equally emphatic in the same
direction. The great success oi t he Social
Democrats has caused a profound sensa
tion. No Kxeitement at the Capital.
During the dav there was no excitement
here. The wealthier classes seemed to be
apathetic as to the outcome of the elec
tions. The authorities fearing disorders
among the voters of the lower classes had
the troops and the reserve police kept in
their barracks so as to be ready to sup
press any outbreak. The Socialists dis
played more activity than any other of the
political groups. Women seemed to be as
deeply interested in the success of ttie
Social Democratic candidates as were the
men of the party and they labored in every
way to aid the cause.
The Kaiser Will Try It Again.
New York, June 16. William Walter
Phelps, the United States minister to Ger
many, has arrived on the Spree. "I think
the election in Germany will go against the
kaiser," M. Phelps said, "and that means
the defeat of the army bill. If this be
done the kaiser will doubtless dissolve the
reichstag and order another election."
ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE DOINGS.
Labor Arbitration and State Fair Bills
Probably Dead. -
Springptkld, June 16. The senate
adopted the report of 'the committee on
Lincoln's monument to the" effect that
10,000 be appropriated for its repair and
$3,000 annually for maintenance and
that an old soldier - be the custodian. The
bill regarding fraternal benefit associations
was passed, as was was the bill permitting
cities of from 25,000 to 100,000 population
to levy a tax of that more than three mills
for park and boulevard improvement and
also Ferns' anti-trust bill, the Berry anti
trust bill and the bill to permit the south
park commissioners at Chicago to purchase
the Art building at the World's fair. The
arbitration and state fair bills are prob
A report was adopted declaring the
United States School Furniture company a
trust and requesting the attorney general
to take such measures against it as he
may deem necessary. All the governor's
appointments were confirmed and the
pages of the senate presented Lieutenant
Governor McGill a handsome cane. The
house passed the bill to permit coal com
panies to own stock in railways, the bill
providing for the care of pauper children
in families, or institutions especially de
signed therefor. The Torrens land trans
fer bill was amended and sent to third
. A resolution was adopted authorizing the
return to the institutions from which they
came of the state educational exhibits at
the World's fair and the disposal of other
exhibits as may be best for the interests of
the state. The Joliet investigating commit
tee exonerated Major McClaughrey, but
thought tnat ditch cost too much.
Trying to Make It Odiously "Dry."
Boston, June 16. At the recent munici
pal election the adjoining city of Somer
ville voted no license. The aldermen have
now voted not to grant the usual drug
store licenses for the sale of liquor for me
dicinal purposes. This makes it impossi
ble to legally buy any alcoholic stimulants
in cases of accident or emergency.
Clearing House to Help the "Banks.
New York, June 16. The Clearing House
association has decided to issue 6 per cent,
loan certificates to those banks which need
help over the present . financial troubles.
The certificates will be issued In exchange
Sat approved commercial -paper- in the
hands of the banks to the amount at 75 per
dent, of such paper.
Another fatal accident has happened at
the ice coaster in Midway Plaisance at the
World's fair. John Smith, the engineer,
was oiling the engine when he was struck
by the piston and his brains crushed out.
A crowd of Polish strikers at Tonawan
da, N. Y., stoned a train from Buffalo,
breaking many windows.
Wesley Shaw, a Buchanan, Ga., man, at
tempted to cut the "witch vein" of an al
leged negro witch, but instead cut her
jugular and is now in jaiL
Collector Mamer, of Chicago, has sent
his resignation to Washington and it is
now in the president's hands.
Carl Gabelhardt, dying in a St. Louis
hospital, married Miss Mary Valentine.
He received fatal injuries in a runaway on
Four English ladies have been robbed by
masked men in the Chamouni district of
The recent robbery of church ornaments
at the Tchoodova monastery at Moscow
proves to have been committed by the
monks themselves. The "swag" was found
secreted in their cells.
The imperial council of Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine, in session at Cincinnati, has
elected these officers: Imperial potentate,
Thomas J. Hudson, of Pittsburg; imperial
recorder, Frank M. Luce, Chicago.
David Martineau & Sons' sugar refinery
at London was burned. Loss, $250,000.
The silver anniversary of Cardinal Gib
bons' consecration as bishop will be cele
brated at Baltimore on Oct. 1.
A railroad train in India recently ran
into a herd of elephants, killing one and
injuring another one severely.
Two San Fransiscd banks have discov
ered themselves swindled by checks clever
ly raised from $38 and 55 respectively to
the denomination of f3,800 and $5,500.
The maple has been selected as the offi
cial tree of Wisconsin by the votes of the
A Washington rumor says that Judge
J. W. T. Sneed, of Memphis, will succeed
Mr. Blount as minister to Hawaii.
Dr. McGlynn, according to a Rome dis
patch, has been cordially received by the
pope and has affected a complete recon
ciliation. Loren B. (lids, of Helena, Mont., an op
erator in mining properties, has disap
peared, after having realized large uiiis
on false representations.
E. It. Temple, hailing from Chicago, has
been arrested at Lansing, charged with
obtaining money under false pretences.
Ohituarv: At Iowa City, la. Moses
Bloom, atjed "'A At Columbia, Mo., Col
onel M. J. Singleton, of St. liOiiis, aged 70.
Darwin K. James, has leen elected p res
dent of the New York loanl of trade, suc
ceeding Ambrose Snow, resigned.
Leaf by leaf the roses fall ;
One by one oar dear ones die.
O, to keep them with os still!
Loving hentts send np the cry.
Wire and mother, O how dear,
Fad'ng like a mist away.
Father, let ns kef p them here.
Tearfully to God we pray. ,
Many a wife and mother, who seems doomed
to die because she suffers from diseases peculiar
to women, which eape her life away like a ram
pire, and baffle the skill of the family physician.
can be caved by employing- the proper remedy.
This remedy is Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion, the greatest boon ever conferred by man on
weak, suffering, despairing women. It is a Fpe-
clflc fur all.uhaees of female weakness, no mat
ter what their name.
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sisted to throw off the poisons. For 6
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no acids or mineral poisons.
It Is si reliable as the Bank of Enrfand.
All that ta claimed for It, It will do. $1.00
bottle. All druggists.
Hialt & Bicblow.
531 Grand Ave., New Haven, Conn.
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Now is the time to buy Summer underwear.
We carry a splendid line of the above named
Goods, and shall at all times be pleased to
show our assortment.
KLUG, HASIiER, SCHWENTSEE
Dry Goods Company. Davenport, Iowa
Cut in Half.
We give afew of the bargains which we will
offer this week:
Jaaiiopo tea-pots 12, 11. 17o
Whiio rranite pla'p5. 5 in :V
" " din 01c
" " " Tin U.V
sido dishes "ie
" ' eoTereil siiLrar 15e
White granite hakers. . .7. 1 .
" " !:' ter- ;i. -j.;
' " scollop l!-i't.;. 7. 'i
18 jt dish pans '
8 in pie tins
Everything in the store will be slaughtered this
week. Everything must go. Come early and
avoid the rush.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART ST0R!
Driffill &. Gleim
-Keeps the finest line of-
IN THE CITY.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper House.
DOLLABS for SEVENTY-FIVE GENTS
Were we to give you silver dollars for 7c
it wouldn't take you long to decide to come
for them, would it ?
Well we're not exactly doin that; but we're letting
the profits go on all trimmed hats and bonnets for
ladies and children, and are thus giving y u a dollar
in value for 75c In money. This sale is going on this
S2.no Hats cut to $1.50
$2.50 " $1.85
$300 4 " $2.25
$4.00 " " $3 00.
$5 00 " $3 25
and all Intermediate figures are proportionate re
duced World's Fair spoons given away with everv
purchase of $3 or more.
114 West Second street Davenport, Iowa.
Ladies' Suits and Jackets nearly Given Away