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VOL. Y.
GRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
Suicide of a Cleveland Woman With a
Romantic History.
DOUBLE SUICIDE AT BALTIMORE.
An Old Man anil His Wife Take Poison
to Avoid Paying Rent.
THE NEW YORK SCHOOL HORROR.
A Miscellaneous Budget of Mishaps and
Misdemeanors.
DETERMINED TO DIE.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. |
Cleveland, Feb 21.—Lottie Sherman, a
handsome bnt notorious woman of this
city, shot herself early this evening in
front of the residence of a former lover
Who had deserted her. Her story is a ro
mantic one. Born in Newport, and early
left an orphan, she was adopted by a
wealthy farmer at Tiffin, O., and given a
good education in a Catholic convent. Her
foster parents dying, however, she was
Bent to a friend. One evening, about six
years ago, when she was sixteen, she was
walking in the country when two young
men assaulted her. This shame so dis
graced her in her own estimation that she
flung herself into the river bat was rescued
by a college boy. He fell in love with her,
but she, still in misery over her injury,ran
away and came to Cleveland. She fell
into good society through charitable
persons and married a man named Minis
ter, who, however, turned out to be a
worthless fellow and deserted her. Her
beauty attracted the attention of a man
named Luster, and he, falling in love with
her, married her and ga\e her a good
home. Previous to this she had fallen in
love with a worthy young Hebrew of this
■city, who neglected to keep his promises to
make her his wife, and she married Luster
in despair. The Hebrew followed her up
day by day, and finally induced her to j
leave her husband. She did so and he in- i
treduced her. as his wife in society. A few
weeks ago he deserted her, and again being
penniless she took poison, but failed to
die. To-night she sufficiently recovered,
and declared she would die on her lover's
doorstep. She may yet recover to try it
again.
A DOUBLE SUICIDE.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 21. —A ghastly
discovery was made here in a house on
West Pratt street Isidor Ferdinand Flatau
and his wife, an aged couple, ware found
dead in bed and a bottle labeled Prussic
acid, which lay between them, told the sad
story. One month ago they rented their
rooms in the house of George Golinghorst,
and the latter describes the old man as a
peculiar person and did not pay his rent
promptly, and on last Saturday Goling
horst told him that he must either pay up
or move. He heard nothing more from
either of them until this morning when,
becoming alarmed at their long silence,
and hearing a dog barking furiously in
th9ir apartment Golinghorst summoned
the police. The door was broken down
and the dead bodies discover
ed in a state of decomposition, j
They had been dead about two days. The j
following letter addressed to the coroner of
Baltimore city was found in the death !
grasp of the old man's hand:
Deab Sib: I consider it my duty to !
■notify you that I and my wife were com- ]
pelled to commit suicide by taking lauda- j
num. I arrived here from Richmond, !
Ya., two months ago, could not find any j
employment, and my means are all ex
hausted. Mr. Golinghurst, my landlord, j
and his wife, whom I owe on this rent $8, j
treated me last Saturday night in such a i
shameful manner as could be expected j
only from the very lowest class of Dutch- \
men to whom they belong, who have been j
shipped as paupers to this country. I begged i
both to give me another week's '
time and offered security, but they acted I
as brutes and would not listen to my ear
nest requests. I hope the few effects I
leave will pay for our funeral expenses,
and we wish to be buried together. On the
table in my bedroom I leave a watch and
four pawnbroker's tickets. I remain yours,
ISADOB FEBDINAND FLATAU,
Attilie Flatau, (his wife).
Golinghurst denies having treated them |
shabbily. Few things were found in the j
rooms excepting some old mahogony fur
nitrre, several Bibles, prayer books and i
lictionaries.
A DESPEBATE DUEL.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Pittsdueg, Pa., Feb. —Two coal
miners at Turtle Creek, in this county
named John Watson and Michael Flynn,
quarreled over some feature of their work
and agreed to settle the difficulty by a duel
with butcher knives. Accompanied by two
others as seconds they repaired to an ad
jacent barn and at once stripped for the
fray. They were powerful men and noted
for their pluck. Watson commenced the
fight by cutting Flynn on the arm. The
latter retaliated by stabbing Watson in the
side of the neck. Both of them were soon
covered with blood which streamed from
many hideous gashes in various parts of <
their bodies, but they continued to cut and
slash at each until they had to desist for
want of strength. Watson has about a
dozen wounds, some of . them
serious if not fatal. Flynn fared very
little better. He has a horrible cut on the <
side of his face extending from mouth to
e?r. The cut in his arm is also very seri- :
ous. They were removed to their homes
and surgical aid called in. It is doubtful
if either of them recovers. The barn floor •
after the fight was covered with blood,
which spurted almost to the ceiling. It i
was one of the most desperate encounters
that ever took place in this vicinity. The
weapons used were butcher knives with
blades at least ten inches long. The fight
lasted about thirty minute- When ended :
so great had been the loss of blood that :
the combatants were as weak and helpless :
as infants.
A DELIBERATE MUBDEB.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Augusta, Me., Feb. 21.—New evidence [
shows almost to a certainty that the sudden
death of Miss Almatia Heal, at Lincoln
ville, last November, reported in these
dispatches at the time, was the result of a :
deliberate murder. Man Heal immediately ;
after became insane. In a partially ration
al moment he explained that he gave his
daughter chamomile tea. On being asked '
if he put anything in it, replied: "If i
I did, it was because she was a fairy, and j :
God told me to put her out of the way."
He further said that he always had rat
poison on hand, and a box partly full of it
was found hidden in the attic where he
indicated. He says when the right time
comes he will tell the whole story. The
wonder is that no effort has ever been made
by the town to investigate the matter of
bringing the criminal father of the girl to
justice.
THE SCHOOL DISASTER. -
New York, Feb. 21. — The coroner this
morning selected a jury to investigate ths
causes of the fatal school disaster.yester
day. Crowds to-day visited the place and
discussed the terrible affair. Many were
loud in their denunciations of the clergy
men in permitting the stair-case, which
they say has been in a frail condition for
some time past, to remain without being
properly strengthened. Those injured will
recover. The bodies of the dead children
will be brought to the Church of the Most
Holy Redeemer to-morrow morning, when
funeral services will be conducted. The
church will be draped in mourning. The
bodies will be inclosed in neat rosewood
caskets, bearing on silver plates
the names of the little unfortunates. It is
♦ ( ut~ it. — :n i-« i — i. j r_
inougnt may win do interred in uaivary
cemetery. The examination of the records
of the building department fails to
show that a report on the condition had
been made, from which it is inferred that
at the examination made the place was
deemed to be in good condition. The
inspection of the building shows the door
ways are only two and a half feet wide and
open inwards fairly on the end of the
benches, so as to allow no passage room,
with the aisles narrow and blocked with
stoves. The exits everywhere opened on
the dark and narrow hallway.
SEABCHING FOB THE BBAIDWOOD DEAD.
Bbaidwood, Feb. 21.—The work of pump
ing out the flooded Diamond mine is being
pushed. Five pumps are at work, and the
water was lowered to thirty feet to-day, but
as the cave is being filled with dirt and
hay, this morning it settled down consid
erably, causing the water to rise five feet
higher, and it to-night stands just where it
was last night. Should they meet with no
mishap, the water will be pumped out in
ebout ten days. Contributions now amount
to about $3,000.
The union memorial will be held Sunday
morning, and contributions received at the \
door for the benefit of the unfortunate
widows. A number of cablegrams have
'been'received from England and Scotland
inquiring after the safety of friends work
ing here. Several Germans' widows have
expressed a wish to be sent to their friends
ia the old country. They will be provided
with transportation and funds. ''•-.*
0. H. Rottaker, editor of the Denver
' ■Tribune was married last night at Chicago;
1 to Miss Mae Rounds, daughter of Sterling
j P. Rounds, government printer. President
j Arthur sent a bouquet of camelias, and
| Oscar Wilde cabled congratulations. ,
I In view of the terrible calamity in the
Catholic school at New York the Chicago
board of education have deeided to have
all public schools inspected as to provis
ions for the escape of scholars in cases of
fire.
STABBED FOB THE SEES.
Chicago, Feb 21.William Handy and
j James Rafferty encountered Jno. Ladusky,
| .a boy aged 19, about 8 o'clock last night
i in a locality near the union stock yard
! Handy and Rafferty, asked Ladusky
for a drink of beer,
which the latter was carrying in a pail.
The father of Ladusky approached and
remonstrated with the men. During the al
tercation the elder Ladusky stabbed Handy
twice, from the effects of which he died in
ten minutes.
STEAMSHIP BUBNED.
Chableston,S.C, Feb. 21.-The steamship
Moers Castle, of the Clyde line, running
between New York and Charleston, was
totally destroyed by fire this morning. The
officers and crew had barely time to escape
with what clothing they happened to have
on. The Moers Castle was to have sailed
for New York to-day, and had received
half her cargo, which consisted of cotton,
naval stores, etc.
ACCIDENTALLY POISONED.
Cobsicana, Tex., Feb. 21.—The family
of Wm. Bush, living twelve miles northeast
of here, was poisoned by having morphine
administered instead of quinine. The
mother and three children died from the
effects. The mistake rose from having
morphine and quinine side by side on the
mantel piece in the same sized bottles.
tbains WBECKED.
Peoeia, Feb. 20. —A collision between
two section freight trains on the Wabash i
road occurred near Canton, 111., this even
ing. Twenty cars were wrecked and the
engineer and fireman injured, the latter
fatally.
A ELOOB GIVES WAY.
Thbashee's Cobnebs, Ont., Feb. 21.
During a political meeting the floor gave
way. No one was killed outright. The
injured are Thomas Kelly, leg broken and
internally injured; S. M. Palmer, leg bro
ken; Mr. Lawrence, cut about the head;
W. C. Thompson, seriously hurt ; W. H.
Milburn, shoulder dislocated; John Haskin,
seriously hurt; Wm. Moon, N. Vermilvea.
W. G. Copeland. N. G. Brintel, Chas. Hud
son, J. F. Callville, Joseph Brown, W. B.
Northrop, S. B. Burdett and Alderman A.
Brignall, more or less injured.
BODY SNATCHING.
St. Cholastique, Ont., Feb. Three
bodies have been stolen from the cemetery
by medical students.
VICTIM OF A CHICAGO THUG.
Chicago, Feb. —Ed. Meagher, a well
known rough, shot and killed Nicholas
Mackin, in a saloon row this afternoon.
The murderer was arrested to-night.
KILLED HIMSELF WHILE TEMPOBABILT IN
SANE.
Deteoit, Feb. James B. Amesden, a
wealthy farmer and capitalist of Grand
Rapids, committed suicide this afternoon
by taking morphine and strychnine while
Laboring under temporary insanity. : I
THE FLOOD AT MEMPHIS.
Memphis, Feb. 21. —The river to-night
marked thirty-four feet three inches; three
inches above the danger line. Many thou
sand stacks of corn are reported ruined in
New Madrid by the rising waters, which
also flooded the lands of the upper St.
Francis river and has caused a suspension
of work on the line of the Kansas City,
Youngfield and Memphis railroad.
SECEDING WATEBS AT LOUISVILLE.
Louisville, Feb. 21.—Since daylight the
river has been falling at the rate of an
inch and a half per hour, and there is
thirty-six feet and eight inches at the head
of the canal and sixty-one feet eight inches
at the foot of the falls. Many houses which
have been overflowed are beginning to
show up with liberal coatings of mud, both
inside and out. The owners are busy
Daily
cleaning out,mid in a week business on the
river front will be resumed.
Port Portland.the shipping port,is not so
fortunate, and it will take weeks, besides
thousands of dollars, to put them on the
same basis as before the floods. The dam
age to the cut-off 'dam alone is estimated
at $30,000 by the engineers to-day. Other
public works in the same locality Of less
magnitude suffer comparative losses,
while below the break in the dam will
have to be pumped out at the expense of
the city before the houses can be replaced
or cleared up, while nine-tenths of the in
habitants will have to completely refur
nish their homes. Without unremitting
attention from charity the most intense
suffering will continue for weeks. The re
lief association is untiring in its efforts to
lessen suffering and the demand
upon purses has been bravely and
lovingly met. From abroad come cheer
ing messages and substantial aid. W. W.
Corcoran, the philanthropist, sent Mayor
Jacobs his check for $500 this morning,
from Washington, and all over the country
where Kentuckians are found they show
they have not forgotten their native state,
and daily they send greater or smaller
amounts to lift the load the suffering peo
ple so unmurmurmingly bear. The ladies
of Louisville are tireless in good deeds.
Strong men brought the sufferers from out
of the great danger, but its women's
hands fed and clothed the hungry and half
clad, who have crowded the relief stations
by night and day. Out of the gloom of
our greatest disasters has shone steadily
and bright a holy charity and love which
proves the whole world akin.
HELD FOB DOUBLE MTJBDHB.
Milwaukee, Feb. 21. — Orton was
found guilty this afternoon by the coro
ner's jury of double murder in producing
an abortion on Kitty O'Toole, and thereby
causing the death of the woman. The
doctor is in jail in default of $2,000 bail.
anotheb "HIBBD man" MUBDBB.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 21.—A bloody trag
edy was enated last might nine miles
south of this city. Daniel Townsend and
his wife Minerva, an aged couple, while
sleeping, were shot and killed by Alexander
Hill, a youth of twenty years, who worked
on a farm owned by Townsend. No cause
for the desperate deed is assigned by Hill,
who has the appearance of being
soft brained. All the parties
slept 1' in the same room. The
murder was committed about 3 o'clock
in the morning, and the weapon used : was
a shot-gun. The murderer fled in his
night clothes after committing the act, bat
was soon afterwards arrestee! and lodged
in jail. The criminal and victims are
colored.
TBEIGHT TSAIH OS THH BAMPAOE.
Louisville, Feb. —This afternoon
about 2 o'clock at the short line junction,
south Louisville, a freight engine drawing
seven empty cars was derailed on a siding
throwing all the oars on the main track,
tearing away a part of the platform of the
depot, damaging the water tank and
splintering the seven cars. The Knoiville
branch of the Nashville train was delayed
until a track was laid around the wreck.
The debris has been removed and trains
inn as usual. No one hurt.
THE GBATSON TBIAL.
Gkatson, Ky., Feb. 21. —This morning,
after the examination of a number of wit-
I nesses in thfi Craft nnan. tho nnnrt ad-
journed before 11 o'clock to wait the ap
pearance of others. In the afternoon the !
taking of testimony was finished. Of two j
dozen witnesses examined, a majority I
were for the defense in rebuttal. Judge j
Brown allowed the counsel till to-morrow
to prepare instructions and adjourned j
about 3 o'clock. Although to-morrow is a j
national holiday, the argument will be j
made and the case will probably go to the
jury to-morrow evening. If a verdict is i
reached, it will be returned in an hour or
two at most.
found hanged.
'^Newcomehstown, O., Feb. 21.At Mid
dleburg, a village south of here, in Guerney
county, the dead body of Samuel Compton,
of that place, was found hanging in a barn
last night. Some suppose he committed
suicide, but his hands were tied to his
person and there may have been foul play.
The body was hung from the rafters with
a clothes line.
AT CINCINNATI.
Cincinnati, O., Feb. 21.—The river con- .
tinues to decline at the rate of one inch an
hour, and is now low enough to allow of
steamers using the public landing. The
inundated district is covered with wagons
and filled with busy men. There seems no
ground for alarm from the accumulation
of filth. The relief committee has kept
the streets clean as fast as the water re
ceded. Additions to the relief fund to-day j
were $4,500, making a total of $146,000. j:
The life saving crew from Buffalo, N. Y., "i
which have been here since Satnrdsiv last 1 '
left for heme to-night.
AT VINCENNES, IND.
Vincennes, Ind., Feb. 21.—The Wabash
is receding, having been six inches higher
than ever known. The Ohio & Mississippi
track and bridge were saved. Two farm
houses were washed away.
Business Troubles.
Chicago, Feb. 21.—W. T. Allan & Co.,
wholesale grocers, assigned this morning
The amount of liabilities and assets are
not yet reported. The firm say. they ex
pect to settle and continue business.
Chicago, Feb. 21.—The assignee of the
failed, grocery firm of W. T. Allen & Co.
roughly estimate their liabilities $400,000
and assets though nominally $300,000,
will realize mnch less, equally divided be
tween stock and accounts. The failure
is attributed to small capital
and slow collections. There is
known : to be some personal
disagreement between the partners. The
accounts are mostly for Westward and of
a doubtful character. It is believed they
will not yield over 25 per cent. The Com
mercial National bank holds $40,000 of its
paper, endorsed. Considerable sums are
due most of the grocery houses of the city
and some in the East, the amounts not be
ing obtainable.
Rudolph Sylvan & Co., liquor dealers,
failed to-day. Assets, $12,500; liabilities,
$20,000.
Raleigh, N. C, Feb. 21.—Yeargar, Petty
& Co., dry goods, have assigned. Indebt
edness $16,000. The stock on hand cost
$30,000. They expect to pay all creditors
in full, jgggpj
Pittston, Pa., Feb. 21.—The stove works
started work to-day with new men. The
molders have been on a strike since Jan.
1. This gives employment to 8 large num
ber of men and boys. -'.'',
In the case of the alleged insanity of the
Hon. Ferry H. Smith, the well-known
Chicago politician and millionaire, the
jury yesterday afternoon, brought in a
verdict to the effect that he is a distracted
person. A motion for the appointment of
a conservator of his estate will be made in
a few d *ys. - "'.•"'"'*""\
ST. PAUL, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 22, 1883.
DECIDEDLY PANICKY.
All the Markets Feverish, Weak and
Lower.
WHEAT DECLINES NEARLY 2 CENTS
Corn in Close Sympathy, but at the
Close Recorerd a Little.
FURTHER DROP IN STOCKS.
_____
Wabash Declines 2 Points, followed by
a Decline in all the List.
CHICAGO.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Chicago, Feb. —The danger now
mftti.ifiincr the bulls on 'change is the fev-
_. UUU w. Ua v~w ~—.., ~~ & ~ ~ — —.
erish feeling prevalent in financial matters
throughout the country. Whether or no Jay
Gould's predicted panic is near at hand,there
is no doubt but the mercantile world is in a I
condition where a scare would bring on a
general crash. Everybody is nervous and
ready to believe his worst fears. This is
evident enough in the grain and provision
trade, where prices are so susceptible that
even rumors will cause a sharp decline.
This has been the case every day this !
week. To-day the large wholesale house j
of W. T. Allen & Co. collapsed, and imme- |
diately reports were current of other mer
cantile disasters. The exaggerated ac
counts circulated concerning the losses met
by the extensive banking house of j
Preston, Kean & Co. had already created a |
a good deal of excitement. Wheat slumped
off 2@2}£c, corn l@lj^c and provisions i
showed much weakness. Until confidence I
can be restored, in part at least, little sta
bility can be hoped for m the markets.
The continued depression in stocks,
which seems to have no bottom, may pos- j
sibly end at last, and if so a better feeling {
will be likely to prevail. As it is their
condition and the frequent failures among
the large manufacturing interests are sig
nificant.
On the board to-day wheat was active
On the board to-day wheat was active
but lower and at the close February was
about 2j^c lower than yesterday, March
2^o lower, April 2j^c lower
and May 2o lower. The market
began to quicken yesterday afternoon
under rumors of more business treubles in
banking circles, and opened weak this
morning at a decline of lc from the clos
ing figure on the call yesterday, fluctuated
for a time within a narrow range but when
it was pretty generally understood that a
large grocery house had failed there was a
general rush to sell and confidence became ,
badly shaken, prices falling irregularly j
1 about lc, recovered some, then fell l%c [
from the highest point, changed somewhat j
.kj .1... j *i,„. _„„_ o„_:—~ _»_ ;„ *„:_ :
uiiu ciuseu iHiiiier easy, oprmj^ woo in mil
request but lower, and little doing in win- ;
ter wheat.
Flour was neglected and dealers found (
it difficult to bring about
business . with the continued break
in the grain markets keeping |
buyers out of this trade, and sales were !
next to nothing, still dealers were not
willing to allow any shadoed prices and
the finer brands were held up to previous
quotations. Rye flour was firm. Buck
wheat flour was hardly selling at all. Bran
and millstuffs were in light supply and do- I
ing well.
Corn was active but decidedly lower, and
at the close February was 1% ess than at j
1 o'clock yesterday, March lj^c less than
yesterday, April l^fc lower and May lj^c ,
lower. The depression commenced after I ■
the call yesterday, influenced by the same i j
causes that depressed wheat, and the first • <
trading in May was at %a below the clos- '
ing at 1 o'clock yesterday and ruled gen- i '
erally weak, selling off irregularly ]
about lj^c, then changing slightly and -
closing easy. The decline was due to sym- ,
pathy with the weakness in wheat, and the ,
distrust caused by reported business t
troubles in mercantile circles. Car lots of ; (
No. 2 sold at 55^@561^c. closed at about '
56c Rejected was quiet and sold spar- i £
ingly. New mixed closed at 52^ @ 54c, \
prices being governed largely by location. c
At tne close tne ieeiing was we-ui.
Oats were steadily breaking, and the de
cline started some days ago continue
the weakness in other markets bringing
free sellers to this line, and forcing a con
siderable decline. No. 2 cash
sold early at 39% to of
fered at about 39c at the close. Samples
were more plenty, and though going off
fairly yet a lower range of prices had to
be accepted for all qualities./ .,
Rye was neglected and dull, with the
same prices obtained for cash, but specu
lation was neglected and lower prices were
quoted for all futures, with No. 2 cash
bringing 65c for car lots, while sample lots
were slow. Future deliveries were hardly
traded in at all. , (
Barly was going slow and trading for
the day next to nothing, with a dull tone
for all grads of cash and no disposition to
speculate in any grade or for any month. ;
No. 2 cash was nominally about 85c, and
No. 3 brought s3c, while it
was difficult to sell samples j
and easier prices had to be accepted ' for
the same. The market for provisions was
moderately active at a lower range of
prices, though hogs were reported firm.
But the grain markets were lower, and the
failure of a prominent local grocery house j
exerted an unfavorable influence. Offer
ings of leading articles for future delivery |
were quite free. The shipping demand for ',
product was fair only.
Pork was moderately active but weak !
and lower under more free offerings for j
future delivery and lower * grain j
markets. Prices dropped 20@25c per
barrel and] closed steady. February dull. I
Lard was moderately active, but weak {
and lower, closing at a decline of 10@ j
12)^o per 100 lbs. On the [call board
wheat was active and %c higher. Corn
in good request and advanced %c. Oats
quiet and steady. Rye %a lower. Port, I
lard and short rib sides quiet bnt firmer.
Twenty-four thousand live hogs were re
, cieved here to-day - and the market was I
<Klnbe.
held firm, a moderate activity being
shown.
To-morrow being a national holiday no
session of the board of trade will be held.
NEW YORK.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Nnw Yobk, Feb. —There was some
strength in the early dealings ; this fore
noon, enabling the short sellers to put out
a few stocks, though there was not much
time to spare, for reports of a failure in
this city were soon noised abroad and
magnified of course. These caused a
feverish feeling and checked operations to
some extent. Bock Island distinguished
itself by a break to 118' during the first
hour. The damaging reports regarding
the business of the Wabash during the past
year had their effect to-day. The preferred
declined from 11% to 45 i£ and the com
mon to 26% from 29, the lowest points
in many months. The Vanderbilts,
Union Parific, Denver and the rest of the
active list do not show much change from
yesterday's closing figures.
MTMrniriTnTiTn t Tirrin— it
TOM Mil
THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON COM
MERCE TAKES THE SECRETARY
OF WAR TO TASK
Concerning His Action on the Last River
and Harbor Bill—How He Neglected to
G've the Estimates for the Current Year
Until Peremptorily Reminded by a House
ResolutionThe President Comes in for
a Share of the Blame.
'
Washington, Feb. 21.—Mr. Page, in be
half of the committee on commerce, sub
mitted to the house a voluminous report to
accompany the new river and harbor bill,
which they recommend for passage. The
committee advert to the last bill of this
character and say the president, in exer
cising his constitutional prerogative, re
turned the bill to this house without his
approval, and congress, in exercising its
constitutional right by a two-thirds major
ity in each hou«s, passed the bill, notwith- j
standing me oojecuous oi iae president,
and it became a law. The Republican
newspapers at the great railroad centers
raised a hue and cry against the act, and
against those by whose votes it had passed,
bolstering the attack with every possible
form of misrepresentation and personal
abuse, in the endeavor to blind the people
to their own best interests. At the re
assembling of congress the president, in
his annual message, took occasion again
to advert to the appropriations
for rivers and harbors and, evi
dently misled by a deceptive
official balance-sheet, expressed the hope
that, "no similar increase will be deemed
necessary during the present congress." As
if in harmony with this intimation, \ the
secretary of war has disregarded in part
several provisions ef the law. He failed
also to furnish to the secretary of the
treasurv and the chief engineers, estimates I
of the appropriation required for the fiscal
year of June 30,' 1884, as required to be
transferred to congress in his book of esti
mates by provision of law. This 1( ft your
committee in the dark. Hence they reported
the resolution which was adopted by the
house, calling upon the secretary of war
for the reports and estimates of the engi
neer department aforesaid, and certain
other information touching appropriations
and expenditures for rivers and harbors, to
which the secretary of war returned an an
swer Jan. 4, 1883. Upon receiving the re
reports and estimates of the engineers,
your committee proceeded to examine the
same, and found a number of important
river and harbor works would not have
a dollar left at the expiration
of the present fiscal year ending June 30,
1883; that a failure on the part of con
gress to make appropriations for the com
ing fiscal year, ending June 30,1884, would
inevitably result in great loss to the gov
ernment in the matter of the plant, "fill
ing up channels and otherwise," and that
such failure would be equivalent to throw
ing away vast sums already expended in
the interest of commerce, and rendering :
worthless the many incompleted improve
ments^ well as subjecting many completed !
works to great damage. Notwithstanding, '
;herefore, the adverse views of the presi- '
lent, your committee are impelled to pre- 3
sent to the house the river and harbor bill, '
is to act otherwise would be a palpable and '
serious neglect of their duty to the house *
md to the nation. Your committee have '
mdeavored solicitously to frame such bill
| only as justified in all respects by the ab
- | solute interests of general commerce, the
i | ease and security of existing navigation
! and the rigid requirements of
j public opinion. The report goes on to
| criticise the action of the president and
i secretary of war in the following language:
| "As to the exercise of the veto power on
j the last river and harbor bill, while it is
! undeniable that under the constitution the
i president has the right to veto any bill
i passed by congress, yet it is equally un
\ deniable that he should never lightly or
•' unnecessarily exercise that right as to
{ river and harbor appropriations. The
! president, through the secre
j tary of war, either has
; the power . to withhold from expenditure
i any one or all of them or he
j has not the power to so with
i hold. If the president has not the
; power to so withhold, then he has fail
ed of an* obligation to carry out the law,
and overstepped the bounds prescribed by
; the constitution. If he had the power to
; withhold them the veto was quite unneces
: sary."
The letter from . the secretary of war
gives a list of thirty-one such appropria
tions in the act of 1882,, which
the ' secretary says have been
'•temporarily withheld by him," at
the suggestion of the president. The asser
tion of power to temporarily withhold car
ries with it the implication of power to ;
permanently withhold: but whether it is !
the duty of the executive simply to exe- i
cute the law, except in cases where it is j
impracticable or palpably unconstitu- j
tional, and in that event to so report to !
congress, is a matter upon which this com- J
mittee is not dutiably bound at this time '
to express an opinion?
The committee go into a very lengthy
argument in defense of the various items ,
appropriated by the bill and say, in con- '
elusion, that the committee on commerce :
have carefully * considered the objections •
mrde by the secretary of war, sent by him ■
to the house, as his answer to the house '.
resolution of inquiry and compared' the :
statement as given" by the :
secretary . under .each head with i'
the official statement of the engineer corps ' ,
communicated to congress at the begin- *
' AMUSEMENTS.
3PERA HOXJ«B - ABBOTT!
Announcement Extraordinary!
The Overwhelming Success Attending the Engagement of the
Celebrated
! Announcement Extraordinary!
9 Overwhelming Success Attending the Engagement of the
Celebrated
IMA ABBOTT
Grand English Opera Company,
induces the management to cancel other engagements and to
announce a
Suces the management to cancel other engagements and tc
announce a
Ull HULL 884811
OF SIX NIGHTS,
And Saturday and Wednesday Matinees, beginning Thursday
March 1, and ending Wednesday March 7. '
Repertory of Brilliant Operas:
Thursday at d Monday, March 1 and 5, reproduc- Saturday Evening, Flotow's Sparkling Opera,
tion of the popular success, Gilbert ■»«■ a TjrnTj a
& Sullivan's Fairy Opera, ■«• J- .□_&,
Iolanthe, or the Peer and the Peri Emma Abbott 8 "Last Rose of Summer."
With the Phenomenal Cast. Tuesday, Gounod's Great Lyric,
-a v , ' „ , T ' .. . ROMEO AND JULIET.
Friday, Victor Masse Love Lyric, . .- ~.
PAUL AND VIRGINIA, Emma Abbott as Juliet.
The brilliant love duo, "By the air that we Wednesday Matinee, The Tuneful Favorite,
breathe." CHIMES OF NORMANDY,
Saturday Matinee, Donizetti's Brilliant Comic EntirB Abbott Com Panv
.Opera, . v; Wednesday Evening, Auber's Delightful
ELIXIR OF LOVE. FRA DIAVOLO.
. Entire Abbott Company. Emma Abbott as Zerlina.
Sale of seats has been postponed until' to-morrow (Friday)
morning. v Jl
ning of the second session of the Forty
seventh congress which were printed and
in the hands of the secretary of war and
this committee before said resolutions were
adopted by the house of representative ;
and find that very many of the
objections made, are at variance
with the statements of the engineers them
selves and conclusively shows the new and
very extended examination which the
secretary was compelled to make because
of his wish to give satisfactory answer to
inquiries of the house, has not resulted in
such answer as can be satisfactory to the
house, but is of a character to confuse and
unsteady both the house and the country.
WHO WAS "NUMBER ONE V
Denial of the Rumor Charging Gen. Mc-
Adams With Being the Mysterions Chief
of the Phoenix Park Murderers—A St.
Louis Brother-in-law Gives His Wherea
1.,. ..fo *•„.. C„.,__„l -XT _.
■sums iut- several xeara.
St. Louis, Feb. Michael A. Doyle
brother of the wife of Gen. McAdams, who
is suspected of being the "Number one*' of
the IrishInvincibles and concerned in th
Phoenix park murder, in an interview to
day, denied generally and specifically that
the general could have been connected
with the events mentioned. He said that
to his knowledge McAdams had not been
connected with any Irish event since
the Fenian movement and fiasco in 1865.
He is in constant correspondence
with the general, and if the latter had
been engaged in any revolutionary or other
political schemes, he would have known it.
He says McAdams is an invalid, almost
constantly traveling, with his wife and ser
vants, and there is no secrecy in his move
ments, and if 'English authorities wish to
find him they can obtain his address from
the Bank of England. He says he met
McAdams in Dublin last August, where he
and his family were stopping in the most
open manner at the Sheltown hotel, the
most prominent hotel in London. Speak
ing of the Phoenix park tragedy at the
time — and' it . was the subject
of general comment — McAdams con
demned the crime in unmeasured terms,
remarking that such things could bring no
?ood to Ireland. Doyle says that he knows
positively that McAdams was in Egypt
luring the whole time of the conspiracy
revolution and while the plottings against
Forster were going on. He was at Grasse,
a luvuuiiHw resort in £ ranee iorty or hfty
miles from Nice when the Phoenix park
assassination occurred. He had previously
been at another resort. He had not been
in Ireland from late in 1874 till August
1882. Doyle scouts the idea that his
sister could, under any circumstances, be
connected with such a crime as the Phoenix
park murder, or with any crime, for that
matter, and he thoroughly believed Mc-
Adams to be too true and good a man, and
altogether too noble-minded to be in any
way concerned in such an affair. Doyle
has many letters from McAdams and can
give his whereabouts for several years
past, and is quite confident the authorities
are on the wrong track.
Mrs. Farr's new style of hair goods can not
be excelled. Mannheimer block.
-AU.PTJGm.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Sole Shipper to the Northwest of
Philadelphia and Beading
Anthracite Coal,
And Dealer in all Grades
BITUMINOUS COAL
Support the only competition to the FUEL
RING by sending me your orders and getting
FULL WEIGHT, CLEAN COAL and PROMPT
DELIVERY. , ;:
OFFICE REMOVED—828 Jackson street, ai
der Dawson's bank. ;
Retail Yard— Cor. Fourth and Broadway.
I AMUSEMENTS.
1 OPERA HOUSE.
Three Niglits and Saturday Matinee.
BEGEM THURSDAY. FEB. it
A BOOM OP LAUGHTER!
THE GREAT NEW YORK SUCCESS
Direct from
HARRIGAN & HART'S THEATER. N. T.
Edward Harrigan's Masterpiece,
SQUATTER SOmMTY!
Will be presented by
M, W. MEETS COMPANY.
After a successful run of 300 nights at Harri .
rigan & Hart's Theater, New York.
All the original scenic effects. All the original
songs and music. The famous Billy .he
Goat. The comical donkey, Tom Col
:/; lins. The Imperial Quartet..;;-
Prices 50c, 75c. $1. Reserved seat sale Wed
nesday, 9 a. in. 43-55
FOOD'S OPERA HOUSE.
Seventh Street near Jackson.
COL. J. H.WOOD Manages
February 19tl aiFSiriiig Die feet
Matinees, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p. m.
A Strong Olio. Special engagement of the
character actor, author and comedian,
MR. W. J. THOMPSON,
In the thrilling and sensational drama,
"THE ITALIAN CONVICT !"
—OR THE-
Bank Messenger's Dog, *
Supported by Miss Effie Johns and Wood's Stock
Company,
Grand extra matinee Feb. 22, Washington's
Birthday. :: v '
THE GREAT
Theodore Thomas
i -
May Festival.
Singers wishing to join the Grand Chorus
under the direction of Signor Jannotta, are
requested to be present at new Turner hall on
Friday evening next, at 8 o'clock. There are no
expenses, and the music is ready for Two Hun
tired singers. Come at once and do not wait
tc be urged. THE COMMITTEE.
49-54
» — -r—.
cesser
.STP.NAY.c'?.- LEVEE J
'■!asiiji^Biriay!
Uncle Sam's Great Band, now stationed at Ft.
Snelling, will appear at the Rink
Thursday Eve'g.
This being their first appearance since their
arrival from the Sunny South, all should come
and hear them.
PROPOSALS.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED
Until March 1st, for the building of the h
Wool in' Clarke's Aflflition
Also the -
AMtifliiulle Lincoln anfl Van Bum
Schools. Plans and specifications can be seen
at my office, 834 Jackson street.
m , „ A.B.WnGira,
Ch'm Com. on Property. Board of Education "
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