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YOL. Y. KO. 100.
WHOLE NO. 726.
123 and 125 Main Street.
We are Daily receiving Immense
Quantities of
In Every Department.
Among whieh ean be found
Our Dress Goods Department is unusually
crowded with new and desirable
fabrics that we are now runnin off at
Very Low Prices
We are
On Linens, Towels, Napkins and
all housekeeping goods." Make an
tion of our immense stock, it
prove to you i
Philadelphia Store
Corner Douglas av. and Market St.
The Fastest
Blankets, Bed Comforts and
Domestic Goods.
Sheetings, Shirtings, Tickings,
Prints, Cheviots, Sateens, Blankets,
Bed Comforts, Etc Ete.
Far Below What They
Cost the Men who Made Them
A Windfall
For Hotel Keepers, Boarding-House Keepers,
Restaurant Keepers, Room Keepers,
and others who are now Refurnishing.
Tweiitv Tons of Above Gods on Salt lis Week.
S. -W. Corner Douglas Ave. and Main St.
On Record.
The Second Race "With tlie Eng-
lish Cutter Yacht, Galatea,
Run Yesterday.
Pickle Winds Prevent Past Time
to the Finish, so That the
Winner Barely
Crosses the Line in Time to Make tlie
Race. Though Enough to Keep
the Cap.
The Galatea Made a Pretty Sight as
She Laid Down Her Scuppers and
Began the Chase.
An Exciting Game of Ball Between
the Chicago and Detroit Clnbs
Other Sporting Points.
Weather Report.
Washington, Sept. 12, 1 a. m. Indi
cations for Indiana, Illinois and Missouri:
Local rain, slightly cooler, winds shifting1
to westerly.
For Kansas: Fair weather, slightly
cooler, variable winds.
The Second Race Between the May
flower and Galatea Won by the
Xi:w Yokk, Sept. 11. Today's race lias
decided upon which side of the Atlantic
the America cup shall stay for at least an
other year. It resulted in a glorious ic
tory for the sloop Mayflower. When she
finished this evening at Gh lui 40s, the
Galatea was nearly -two miles astern. The
course was twenty miles to leeward and re
turn from Scotland lightship.
The race was sailed in a .breeze that
blew fresh from the northwest for three
hours, then veering two pointsto the west
ward. It fell light the last hour of the
contest, being little better than a drift, the
Mayflower having only 8m 20s to spare
when she crossed the finish line, as the
time limit of the race was only 7 hours.
The Galatea was defeated on every point
of sailing by the Mayflower. In the run
out to the outer mark with spinnakers fcet,
she was beaten 13m. 4os, and in the wind
ward work over half an hour. There is
great rejoicing among the yachtmen here
tonight, while the Bostonians are fairly
wild with delight.
Off the whistle buoy at 10:15 the Galatea
was cast off; her crew soon made sail, while
the Mayflower did the same, both setting
their club top sails. When the judges boat
ran along side the Galatea, Lloyd Phoenix,
representing the Xew York Yacht club,
told the regatta committee that Lieut.
Ilenn was very sick in the cabin and that
he wished the course to be made l. miles
instead of 20, so as to le
sure and finish within a reasonable
time, in case it should fall calm. lie
wished the Luckenbach to tow the cutter
back if the race was not complete.!, .so that
he could see a doctor early.
Secretary Robinson said he would con
sult with General Paine as to the length of
the course. That gentleman when seen
said he would leave the matter entirely in
the hands of the committee. Tlicv decided
that the course would be s-e twenty miles,
'and steaming back to the Galeata; that
course was given them.
Capt. Bradford was sailing the cutter,
Beaver Webb looked after the sails, while
Mrs. Ilenn peeped out of the companion
way with an anxious look in her eyes, for
her husband's condition alarmed her.
A fleet of steam crafts nearly as large as
that of Thursday had assembled near the
starting point. Highland Light. The mam
moth ilag-bedeckcd steamers Grand Re
public and Columbia and the iron steam
ers Circus, Copus and Teems, were black
with their human freight of yachting en
thusiasts. The breeze was freshening every
moment and as it was the first time the
yachts had come together with half the con
test to be sailed to windward, there was
considerable discussion as to the probable
result. 'The official time of the start was:
Mayflower, 11 hours, 24 miuutes, 40 sec
onds; Galatea, 11 hour?, 24 minutes, 10
With a twenty mile run before them
there was an excetlant opportunity to test
their speed in a steady breeze
and with very little sea. For
about twenty "minutes the Galatea
held her own with the sloop, but after that
she was practically out of the race, for the
Mayflower was leading her nearly a mile
when half the distance to the "outer
mark'' was covered.
At 11:40 the outer mark hove in sight
and in half an hour the fleet of steamers,
numbering thirty-one, gathered srouud it
to await the coming of the yachts. The
wind had fallen light and had cantered a
point to the westward. Down came the
trio like white winged birds beiore the
The Mayflower's ballon jib top ail came
in 1:45, 30; four minutes later in came her
spinnaker, and at 1:53 she gybed to port
and came for the mark, close-hauled on the
stnrboad tack lulling grandlv.
A few moments later amid a serenade of
steam whistles, the prince of Boston under
three lower sails and club top sail began
her windw ard work with a lead of nearly a
mile. The Galatea cylnxi at 1:52,30, hav
ing "doused" her spinnaker three minutes
before. The time of rounding the outer
mark was: Mayflower lh, 55m. 5, Gala
tea 2h, 10m, 2s."
The Priscilla luffed around the mark
only three minutes after the Mayflower.
The Galetea made a vcrv pretty picture as
she laid down to her scuppers and begnn f
her chase to windward after the sloop.
Both had all the wind they wantel to
cam club top sails.
Capt. Stone put the Mayflower about at
11:10 ami moou 10 me iiuruiwjini
Beaver Webb was sailing the Galatea: Le
refused to tack at 22. Capt. Stone brought j
the Boston sloop around again. She was f
then over a mile on the cutter s weather
beam. 1
Both yachts went about at 4.20, and '
stood to the northward. They were off !
Deal leach at this time, and the wind was J
growing lighter every moment. The May- j
tlower was'lucky enough to hold a light air j
under the land, while the Galatea lay al-j
most becalmed for twenty minutes. !
The cutter tacked at 4:35, and made a I
hort txwrd m shore, going about again at :
-1:45. From here the Sail off the Xew Jer- j
sey beach was little letter than a drift.
As the Mayflower slowly approached the
finish the excitement " became intense
among the passengers on board the steam
ers. There was no longer anv fear that
the Mayflower would be defeated, but the
limit of time seven hours had almost ex
pired and there was great fear that after
being so near the goal the Boston sloop
might yet be unable to finish.
Just as all hope wan dying out thebreeze
freshened and w ith only" 8 " mias., 2 sec
onds to spare the Mayflower shot across the
finish line close hauled on the port tack,
just as the sun went down. The cheering
and whistling, and waiving of thousands of
handkerchiefs, lasted for fully ten minutes.
The Galatea finished 31 minutes, 18 sec
onds after the Mayflower. As'she came to
anchor the Mayflower's crew gave her three
rousing cheers which the Englishman an
swered. The following shows the record of the
0 49.00
21a llowor .
The Closing1 Game of the Season at
Chicago, Witnessed by 12,000
Chicago, Sept. 11. Another great
crowd has assembled at the Chicago ball
park to see the hist game of the season.
There were 2,000 people waiting when the
gates were opened. At 3:15 the streets
around the park are filled with thousands
of people trying to get tickets. When the
bell rings at 3:30 fully 12,000 peoplewill
be present. The ground rules have been
fixed at two bases tor passed balls or wild
Chicago Gore makes a base hit; Kelly
makes a two-base hit into the crowd; An
son makes a base hit and Gore scores first
run. Pfeiffer hits a fly to Gansell and is
out; Kelly scores, Williamson gets his base
on error of Dunlap, Anson going to third.
Burns hits for two bases and Anson scores.
Clarksou gets out at first base and William
son scores; Flynn goes out at first base and
Burns is left on base.
Detroit Richardson gets his base on an
error Ivy Williamson; Brothers retires on
a fly to Flynn, who makes a splendid
catch; luchardson scores', Thompson makes
a base hit; Dunlap goes out at first, and
Gansell at third a fine double play.
Second Inning Chicago: Ryan flew
out to rianlon; Gore makes a base hit.Kel
ley flew to Richardson, Gore goes to second
on a passed ball; Anson retires on a hit
from Richardson to Brothers.
Detroit White goes out from Pfeiffer to
Anson; Hanlon strikes out, Beunet flew
out to Ryan.
In the fourth inuuig Flynn goes out
from Dunlap to Brothers, and Ryan from
White to Brothers; Gore strikes out, and
Chicago retires without a run.
Detroit Slugger Thompson sends a fly
to Gore, which the latter takes in in fine
style, but Dunlap bats the ball over
into Congress street for a home run. He
is cheered lustily. Deacon White fails to
get to first; Hanlou's fly is taken by Burns
and the Dctroits go to the field with one
run added to their total.
In the fifth inning Kelly sends a vicious
grounder past Richardson who lets it go to
Gansell; he over-throws and Kelly steals
second. Anson makes a long hit to center
which goes through 'Hanlon's hands. Kelly
comes home and the captain gets second.
Pfeiffer hits for two lcs, but Anson goes
out on his attempt to come home. Hanlon
makes the play to Besnett; Williamson flies
out to Richardson anuBarns' fly is taken in
by Hanlon. One run is added for Chicago.
Detroit Bennett leads off- with two
bases long fly, going into the crowd to
the left, and Bildwin strikes out
after vainly trying to burst the ball. Rich
ardson strikes out in one-two-three order,
only three balls being pitched. During
this inning a camera fiend takes a picture
of the ground and crowd. Brothers hits
to center; Bennett comes home and the lat
ter takes second. Gansell hits to center
but is put out while trying to get second
after the ball had been thrown to the home
plate to stop Brothers who scored two
In the sixth inning Clarksou drives a
grounder between Dunlap's legs taking
first; Flynn hits a high-fly which Hanlon
muffs "abominably, Clarkson going to
second on the error, and Ryan goes to bat.
The following is the score by innings:
12 3 4 5 7 S
Chicago 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 G 14
Detroit 1 0 0 12 0 0 04
Eight innings: game called at 0 this even
ing. Kansas City Kansas City 11, St. Louis
3; eight innings. Denver Denver 8,
Topeka 5. Leadville Lcadville 10, Leaven
worth 3. Washington Washington 4,
Philadelphia 3. Philadelphia Athletics
IS, Pittsburg 10. Xew York St. Louis G,
Brooklyn 4; Xew York 10. Boston 3;
Metropolitans 8, Cincinnati 3. Baltimore
Baltimore 8, Louisville 5.
The Races.
SnEcrsiiKAD Bay, Sept. 11. First race
Purse, one mile; llarefoot won by a neck,
Alf Estello second, Estrclla third; time,
Second cace Sheepshead handicap, one
fourth miles: Blue Wing won by three
lengths, Molly McCarthy's Last two lengths
in front of Princess; time, 2:0S.
Third race Flat bush stakes, seven
eighth mile: King Fov won by three
lengths. Kingston second, Lirzie Krepps
third; time, 1:27 2-4.
Fourth race One and five-eighth miles;
Excel first, half length iu front of Barnum,
second, llupert third, time 2:43 3-4.
Fifth race For 3-ycar-Id- and up
wards; Moll Burch won by six lengths,
Endurer second, Mark Lane, third, Time,
Sixth race Seven furlongs on the turf,
Pegasus won. Prima Donna second, 3Ii?s
Dolly third; time, 1:29 1-4..
There was a veiy large attendance at
Sheepslieid Bay race track today. The
weather was delightful and track so fast
that the record was virtuallj- beaten in the
mini race oy lung i-o.v, winning in 1.273 4
carrying forty pounds: while Joe Cotton,
vho rail it in 1:27 1-2, only carried 103;
and Rico who made the same time only
carried ninety.
In the fourth race ihe record was broken
by Etill, who did the 1 0-8 mile in 2:4S 3-1.
beating Pendoa's time of 2:49.
The Stag Hiint.
Pnosi'ECT Hocse, X Y Sept. 11.
Late last night arrangements were com
pleted for another deer hunt, and earlv this
morning President Cleveland and several
of the guests of the inn took themseh es to
the stations :usigned to them on the several i
lakes- and ponds in the vicinity. Mr. J
Cleveland was assigned to Stag pond and
Dr. J. G. Roseihan, of Brooklyn, Mr.
Clias. F. Cutter, of Xew York, and Col.
A. H. Baloo, of the Galveston News,
stationed themselves at convenient points,
The dogs were loosed, but their only quar
ry was a doe, which ran within range of
Col. Baloo's rule, and was brought down
at a singlt shot.
Several hunting Baltics will doubUcss be
made during the connag wcek.m which the!
president will participate. !
Booming Great Bend.
Si-oclalDUpatch ttHhe Dally Eagle.
Great Bem, Kas., Sept. 11. The re
cent rains have had a cheering effect on
the farmers of this county, and the pros
pect for a large trade this fall is good.
The farmers are all busy with their fall
seeding. It is estimated that the acreage
for wheat will be larger this year than that
of any preceding year by one fourth.
The ladies' silver cornet band was out,
serenading last night, and our citizens
were teea.ed to some very excellent music.
The rapid improvement they have made in
the last three months is indicative of the
proficiency they will ultimately reach. The
band is composed of some of the best
young ladies of the city. t
Mrs. Loop, of Los Angelos, Cal., is vis
iting her sister Mrs. E. C. Welles. She
will visit Chicago and other points in the
east before returning to her home on the
Pacific slope.
A baseball association has been organized
and grounds selected, which will be fenced
immediately. The boys claim the Great
Bend club to be the best this side of To
peka. The building boom still continues. Two
hundred feet front in business blocks is on
the "boards" for the near future, including
a three storj- brick hotel. The growth of
Great Bend in the last eight months has
simply been phenomenal.
Bo Peep Welles is lying seriously ill at
her home on the corner of Forest ave. and
Williams street.
Dr. A. Y. McCormack is confined to his
bed with typhoid fever. C,
Pittsijukg, Sept. 11. The half mile
foot race between Bryan of Philadelphia,
and Priddy,of this city, for $1,000 and the
championship of the state, at Exposi
tion park, this afternoon, was won easily
by the former, in 1:53 1-2.
Lon'dox, Eng., Sept. 11. Cummings
l)cat George in the four mile run at Pres
ton, today.
Washington, D. C, Sept. 11. Carroll
D. Wright, commissioner of labor, today
submitted to the secretary of the interior
ins report ot the operations of the bureau
for the year ended June 30, 188G. On ac
count of the late organization of the bureau,
the commissioner saysjhe can't at present
submit the results oflns investigations rela
tive to convict labor and strikes, but hopes
to do before the end of the calendar year.
By this evening's mail advertisements arc
sent to the press by the navy department
inviting proposals for a variety of work
and material in connection with the new
American shipbuilders arc invited to sub
mit proposals for the construction of one
cruiser of about 4,000 tons, one of about
3,700 tons, one heavily armed gunboat of
about 1,700 tons, one light armed gunboat
of about 870 tons, and one cruiser of about
4,400 tons.
TI12 proposals crv divided into four
classes and may be made under eihter
head, a3 follows: For the construction of
the hull and and machinery, including
engines, boiler and appurtenances, com
plete in all respcts; for the construction of
the hull complete in all resects,
for the construction and erection on board
the vessel of engines, boilers and appur
tenances, complete in all respects; for the
construction of hull according to plans and
specifications approved by the secretary of
the navy.
The three cruisers must lie completed
within eighteen months and the two gun
boats within twelve inontlis from the execu
tion of the respective contracts.
The department having in view the con
struction of two armored" vessels of differ
ent types and about 600 tons displacement,
each, also invites the submission of designs.
Bids are invited for supplying the de
partment with about 1310 tons of steel gun
foregoings; also about 40,000 tons of steel
armor plates.
Kansas Politics.
PAOiiA, Sept. 11. The Republicans of
the Eighteenth representative destrict met
at Osawatomie today and icnoniinated
Hon. C. II. Lewis of Fontana.
Osage City, Sept. 11. At the Fortv-
fifth district Republican convention held
in tins city today .j. v. Admire was nomi
nated for representative on the first formal
ballot by a vote of 30 to 14.
Kentucky Republicans.
Locisviu.e, Sept. 11. The Republi
cans of the Tenth district renominated W.
L. Hurst of Wolf county today fer con
gress. Pennsylvania Republicans.
Philadelphia, Sept. 11. The Repub
lican conferees of the Sixth Congressional
district today nominated Smedley Darling
ton. Another Trunk Mystery.
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 11. This forenoon
a trunk arrived by the Wheeling & Lake
Erie road from Bellevue, which exhaled so
horrible an oder as to drive the baggage
man from his post It was placed on the
platform and the police authorities noti
fied. Soon after their arrival E. Wilson,
who had come from Bellevue on the Lake
Erie, arrived with a dray and presented
the check for the trunk. lie was imme
diately arretted and the trunk opened,
when it was found to contain the IxxJv of a
woman packed in hav. Wilson and the
tiunk were then taken to the police station
Tvlior.- thn mmncr OTmin.xl th lin.lv !o
found it w; that of a woman of about m approving thai rule. 1 pro-
twenty, much emaciated and partly dressed hoed tbr same provision for Presi-j
?r, n,'irr.ini. ' ti. fi,.t ,.iittV v.'ii.f dent Arthurs rales. It was annrevc-d bv
son is a school teacher W Ithica6., and
last winter was a student of the Toledo
3ledical college. lie is held on a charge of
Wave robbery He refuses to talk. " '
c" -
whose Ox 13 Gorel ,
Xkw York, Sept.
Ottawa, UnL, sava;
government forward
tarv Bavard. through the English minister
at Vashington, for the unconditional sur-j
render to their owner-, of sealing vessels-
reoently capture! off the Alaskan asl.
ccompanymg the dfnanu is a ftiii state-
Substantial Appreciation.
Lincoln. Xcb., Sept 11 Mr. John
Fitzgerald, president of the Irish Xatiomd
League of America has shown his apprecia-,
tion of the value of Hon. 3Ir. Gladstone's j
namDhlet on the Iri-hoKestion bv ordering 1
10,009 copies of it lor circulation among
tlie League's brandies.
li. A special from I commission regarded it a fortunat-that I thrown down an em bankraent and the pa
Today tue Lonaaian fomyionr, as a general ruie, were, iij com- .,-ngcrs were vm. iu uiuiiw. .i -
ed a demand to Overt-' promise provided lor under the rule. J lus ( was wrsoiwr uijureo.
ment of the cae a u is understood here Hie lan eiav ot its session, congress au- , ihnuea urn aeon to incirroUBO.
and a large numoer ot ruatioa. ot auttion- ( jouraeu. Having suuccair pvsoa lira am? wen no iataniics. imi oozea "srere vt&iii
t?v hnrin nnt lh no-iiinii Liken bv th flay lh imnree-lpnt act creating 1a th liosTiital hadlv tirtiKed. with brokra
Canadian ouirial?. " -11 new office-. to be filled, i nr. Ieg5, tc Thm va great ixti'e
. ..,, i ef whifdi Ihri
The Lake Shore Signal Tower at
the Town of Lake, Illinois,
kuo j.v xj. U1"y
Near CtLtCagO,
The Scene of Another Dastardly
Attempt to "Wreck Bail
road Property,
Buildings, Trains, Etc., Kegarellcsd of
Unman Lives The Effort Par
tially Successful.
Ex-Commissioner Eaton, the Pioneer
Civil Service Itefornier, Makes
a Flat Rebnttal to
Commissioner Oberly's Insinuation of
Partisan Promptings Against the
Former in His Killings.
A Dastardly Attempt to Blow Up a
Building' and Wreck a Train.
Chicago, Sept. 11. War ngaii)3t the
Lake Shore railroad company in the town
of Lake has broken out afresh this tim in
a new and dangerous manner.
The latest and most alarming feature is
the use of an explosive and an attempt to
destroy tke property of the company which
might have involved loss of life.
A few moments before 12 o'clock lat
night James Calvin, night operator, was sit
ting in the signal tower of the Lake Shore
company at the intersection of the stock
yard tracks. The tower is thirty feet high,
and in it is the machinery by which the
switches, signals and gates for some dis
tance along the road are turned. Calvin was
alone in the tower and had noticed
nothing unusual, when he was suddenly
startled b' seeing a column of smoke arise
at one side of the structure. It was light
so'that he was aware of the nature of The
cloud, and an instant later the little room
was instantly filled with blinding smoke
that almost suffocated him.
lie started to rush down stairs to investi
gate the unusual phenomena. As he
reached the landing below a deafening ex
plosion took place and at that moment Cal
vin saw the figure of a tall slender ' man
dart away from the building. The man
ran west toward the stock yards and w;is
lost in the labyrinth of cars which cover
the tracks.
At the instant the explosion occurred
Calvin was thrown to the ground with ex
treme force. Such was the force of the ex
plosion that a number of tools were lifted
ironi tiie iioor and crashed through win
dows. Calvin did not loe consciousness, and
after pulling himself together rushed out on
the track. Officers O'Douncl and Con
stello were on guard at the time at the
Root street crossing. Search of the tower
was made: a 20-inch piece of shattered gas
pipe and a package ef something which
looked like cotton soaked in some kind of
dark liquid was found, smoke corning from
it and bright sparks being thrown off A
bottle containing what is supposed to be
acid was picked up near by the door of the
signal tower. A jar of dangerous c'p! .
sive had been thrown on the floor.
The explosion shattered all the glass in
the front of the house. In the cellar are
the batteries used for electric signals, there
were 100 battery cells in the room, and of
these thirty-four were broken. Not only
this, but the pneumatic lubes w'so used in
signalling, were twisted and the whole sys
tem utterly ruined. It will take a thimv
and dollars to repair the damage
When daylight came another search was
made for more explosives. In a little shed
at the rear of the tower a bundle supposed
to contain another explosive was picked up.
it was wrapped in paper tied with a black
cord. The police were afraid to open it
and it was removed to the town hall. What
makes the attempt more dastardly U the
fact that the outbound passenger train was
due at the town a few minutes after the ex
plosion occurred.
The theory of the police is that the
wreckers hoped to blow up the tower, and
when the passenger train came along to
throw the switch. Thus the train would
be plunged into the mas of freight ear
that line the side of the track.
There were also other attempts at de
stroying property on the Lake Shore last
night. About 8 the Lake Shore road re
ceived from the Illinois Central a train of
twenty-eight cara. While these were 1m?
ing taken over thcltoot street crossing
the switch was thrown after about lml f the
cars had passed, cauing a general wreck.
About midnight John Fagiu, ex-switch
man of the Lake Shore road, was arrested
at Ford street just as he was about to
throw a witch for the purpose of derailing
a train.
Ex-Commissioner Eaton's Retort to
Commissioner Oberly's Tort.
New York, Sept. 11 In a letter to the
Times ex Civil Service Commissioner Dor
man B. Eaton says: "In a former letter I
promised to answer sp ifically the charge
which Commissioner 01erlv made in hi?
letter in the Times the lHtfi of August
The first and principal charge isthat parti
san consideration prevailed in the matter of
making the special rule approval July 22.
1881. in conducting in examination and in
making general certifications thereunder
for jxitioas as special examiner? for the
the tR-rision office. The fat which made
peai ruic uiroiving ff-nrau ruirauin
necessary is a complete answer to uimnuv
sioner OlxTlr's indie uncut. L't us nmlc r-
stand these facts. Ax a un-mber of I ni
dent Grant commission I helix to en j
force the rule which provided for ccruflcn-'
tlOIlS Of OniV UlICC HiemO'Tj .11 OtHV RJVl
the oommiion but was disapproved by.
member of hi? cabinet. One ot them, all
least, favored general certific-artun in ail j
cases no one of tliem favored three ouly, J
and -everal, it i believed, favored runny
more tlian four names on certificates. The
rule ot tour was rigidly enlorecu in every ;
caxs until July, l$b4, ave one exception. J
If or imperative reason, alw.iv uwdc as to ;j.)
few technical pJa hi tfie Mate depart- j
;menf. un tte cviu: ot litai oioniu ami (
occupant wrc
to caij-i jnsioa examiners, whose wrv- j
ices were to be la the ffdd and -vhn
duties to be performed in full measure in
the outset were to 12 the investigation and
reporting upon claims for pension, each
examiner acting indcoeadantir for the
locality of hw assignment.
The practice had been
to awign tbCM: 1
office examiners to the field after adequate
experience, showing practical capacity.
Contrary to all precedent, and to law as to
the other class of examiners, these new ex-
j aminers were by express terms of the new
law, to hold office for only one year: and
-v.ct Ul vil s ralcs iircd a pnU-
i tion of six months, even before complete
nnr)0intmcnt. and the civil service law if
1 .1 . .,.. v... is.n
held to cover me new places, rigidly re
quired the appointments to them to be
( apportioned among the states and territories
in ratio ot population.
The purpose of congress was to have a
great :unount of work done within the year
before its next session.
There was ground for great solicitude
lest it might be held by the attorney gen
eral that no examination was required for
these. The first duty was at all haxanllo
prevent spoilsmen from capturing places.
It was next essential to fill them with the
utinot promptness. It would be disas
trous to occupy several montlis in operat
ing the technical machinery of the com
mission for that purpose It was midsum
mer vacation time and the commlssiou had
not a single person examined, or even an
applicant for filling any One of them. To
meet the stern conditions of apportionment
examination after due notice given, must
be in such numerous and remote places as
to accommodate the country from the lakes
to the gulf and from ocean to ocean.
It was plainly impossible to complete
these examinations, then go through the
slow process of certifying by fours for all
vacancies, while keeping up the appoint
ment in less than two months at most.
It was plainly unjust to set off a place of
one year to one state against appointments
to other states for an indefinite time.
Though a crisis was caused by congress it
was certain that all politicians of both par
ties would change it again as being a '"farce
of civil service reform," for which Com
missioner Olrly and tens of thousjuids of
Democrats iu Indiana and elsewhere, who
are now much wiser, then felt no more re
pect than was felt for it by his friends-,
Senator Voorhes and Mr. Hendricks.
There were anxious discussions of the
jH?rplcxuig situation. President Arthur
was consulted: he was always linn and
faithful for the reform policy.
On the 28th of July the commission ad
vised the adoption of the special rule al
ready referred to, which Commissioner
Oberly holds up to public censure on parti
san grounds in his letter to the 'limes.
This policy resulted in relieving the criw
and in seasonably filling the places with
competent examiners. The enemies of re
form defeated of their spoils and in their
hopes of discrediting the commission
A Compromise Effected.
Chicago, Sept. 11. After a session of
the western railroad general manager,
histing until late this evening, the informal
compromise of yesterday reviving the west
ern freight association, was made binding.
The principal obstacle today was a rcfiisal
bv the Wabash to ixol iU Sl. Louis busi
ness at Chicago rates. This was finally re
moved by adoption of a provNo that al!
similar business of other roads should Ik
pooled on the same basis. The agreement
was then voted upon, .section jby section,
and each section was adopted separately
When the agreement as a whole was put to
a vote there was a slight hitch, the repre
sentatives of two roadi being without au
thority to act. They finally gavo their as
sent, subject to the approval of their direct
The truce between the roads which was
to expire by limitation SeptomlxT IS. wan
then extended to Oetolwr 1, and the man
agers adjourned until Tuesday of net
The 3Ieiean Revolution.
St. Louis, Sept. 11, The MatmoriL-,
Tex., correspondent of the CJlobe Demo
crat telegraph's tonight that advices tcriv
cd there today state that tlie revohitionwl?,
l."0 strong, under Mauricie Cruz, were
overtaken by troops andcr Colonels Ifer
nandcz and Bovazas near Eltorco nlxiut l."0
miles up the country, and signally dcf a ted
with a heavy loss in killed and wounded
and thirty i)risoncre The loss of the troops
was light.
The government is taking prompt meas
ures and will send here the Seventh in
fantry, the First cavalry and a corps of the
famous Rival Guards "from the city of
Mexico. The revolutions are directed, it in
reported, by General Martinte. from this
citv, and are said to Ik? a disorderly and un
disciplined horde of bandits who have
frequent fights among themselves and no
unity of action, even among the officers in
the same command. The rout and dis
pcrsing of Cru's force will probably give
the movement a fatal blow.
8K I'eraoHH Drowned.
Cinrvoo. Sept. ll. A special from
Nashville. 'IVnn., savs a letter from Foun
tain, Adair county, ny , gives the particu
lars of an accident " near that place by
which six jjcrsoji hrt their live? A party
consisting of the wife and child of Roy
Turner, the two son, John and NVIhoii
Turner, and two young men names! Flood,
were fording Green river in a wagon whrn
the horses Ixjcame frightened and rati down
stream into deep water. The wagon wo
upset, and the entire party drown"!
A New .Icrriey Town Jlurncd.
Fkkkhoj.I), X. J , Sept 11. An exten
sive fire is raging here Th' principal bui
ncss portion of the town will probably 1
destroyed. Two brick Hres . Clark &
Perrin and John Taylor' hotel opiit'
the court houw are destroyed Fire de
partracnt assistance Is coining from Long
Branch. Aabury Park. Red Hank and
other places.
The fire Is und'T control. Five buildings
in all destroyed; loss estimated at lG0,Ww
Swindler Sentenced.
Indian ii-oi.it. ind . Sent. II Th
jounal'a Corbirton. Ind.. mhs-LiI n:.rt
tnai Ari QUrrvr. who wax IinplicaUvl in
lhc 6winrjng transaction of Indiana town
ip XTXUUx? ,urjn;, lh,. mmm,.r ,f lhJ
VM tnj... r,mUw,l t tn vrar in ihr- t-ri
jntiary nn!i nutl 1 rent, for having
eeptsl n brilx? of 3.VJ in consideration of
i foiling township unlt-r to tlir amount f
I $10,000
Down an KrnbankraenU
liAnrroriD. Conn,, Sept, 11. A rvnuu
accident to a train on sJip Providence dfv
moa of the Xew York and Xew Engbcd
railroad took place tJjl afternoon at Jtrwttt
City. I he tram m turne-l on its tvwtaa
Xot oa the Kills.
Xwv Yotix, Sept- ll During tlw pro-
gru of a how in Jersey City the grand
fttasu eoilapvsu ana nity p?rvKw irtt
ment for a time
Wattle On Can raj.
Kansas Crrr, 3Io. 5pt 11 Tl.c ,
clonarama on Broadwsy and Xinth trt-t
representing the storming of Mbdortiry
lUdgc and Lookout Mountain w ojmed
to the public todav. Hoa. YVra. arwrr
made n ldrrt.

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