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VOL. XLm. NO 236 ROCK ISLAHD, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 1895. FBI03 TUBES GZ3T3- SEWARDS FAILURE Some Ancient History About Civil Service Reform. AS EXPERIMENT WITH THE COT8ULS In Which the War Secretary TA'ea Prompt. If 'Turocd Down" by the Statesmen la the Un.e Cortle Hake Some Obserra tfona In EnglandView of the Waller Case That Pate France In a Still Worse Position. asiiixqtox, July El -The plan for extending the civil scrvloe to United States consul in order to itop the scram- cio lor consular otnecs will, in the opln ion or many, como to naught They base tholr opinion on the fact that Secretary pewara tried to brtn? about this reform. and after a straggle of many months nnally abandoned It as impracticable. The state department people appear to have forgotten the experience of Seward, and a number of them who wero asked about it expressed surprise to hear that any snch experiment had been made. When Seward took hold of the state de parttnent nt the ontsot of the Lincoln administration there was the same scramble for ofiloo that exists today. It was particularly harassing to a man of Seward's breadth and character, for he wished to glvo his best energies to ward tho great war questions then im pending. Thought the Old System Wrong. . lib was satisfied that the old spoils sys tem by which consulships were passed around to tho politicians was altogether wrong. Ho devised a p!nn, thoroforo, by which a trained forco of consular offi cers should bo put in charge of tho work and should hold their places without reference to tho shifts of politicians. It was necessary, however, to get the con sent of congress In-order that somo as surance might bo given that the new officers would hnva permanent tenure. Tho chango of law was accordingly made nt tho request of Sjward, and under H ho began his permanent civil sorvico svtetn of ponsnls. To begin with Seward appointed twelvo "consular students." The pur pope was to toko bright young rnon and end them to tho lurgo capitals abroad, wheru they might learn tho dotails of consular work, and onco being instructed they would bo in lino for promotion in a permanent consular system. toward had no difficulty in picking out tho twelvo bright young inon. and thoy woro dis patched to London, Paris, St Putorsburg nmi ciner points at salaries ot (1,000 each. It was not considered advisable to make any general shift in tho consular service till tho results of his first experiment with tho students . hnd beon tried. The tudonts did very woll at their foreign posts nnu soon Ducame prouricnt in con sular uutles. Ami now the Pchrme Failed. They wero ndvanoed from ono minor post to another and wore gradually worked into consular sorvico. Hut as soon as tho chango in administration como there was a demand for places held iy ineso youtn men. l'rossuro was brought to Iwnr in congress, and as a re sult the diplomatic and consular appro priation bill contalnod an item duin? away with consular students and with any tenure of ofli-M in tho consular ser vice, it is a mattor of record that not ono of the twelve "students" created by cewani is in mo consular or diplomatic ervlce. Ono after tiio other went down before pelitical iulluenro and the scramble, fortlll s-. And yet they wero the only trained cunsuU that this country ever sent abroad. AosUtnnt Secretary ot tne irw,; Curtis has just returned ir.im London, where ho went to deliver somo bonds to tho Uothsehllds. Speaking of tlu pollt icul upheaval in England lie said: "A point which struck mo very forcibly wns that tho change of tho government made no change in the daily businets of the de partments, nnd though I was in the treasury tho niurnmg after the announce ment of tiio now ministry taking office tlu-re was no attendant lino of cilice lookers, and tho heads of tho bureaus nnd divisions had no anxiety as to any pros pective decapitation. I:i fact I was told lay a member of tho new government that the total patronage, including of courso the highest ol'icers, only amounted to about sixty places. ANOTIIKR TIKIV OK WALLER'S CASE. llutil on the Fact Ihat There Is No Actual War In Madagascar. Washington, July 21. Mr. Crammond Kennedy, who has beeomo tho principal counsel in tho case of ex-Cousul Waller, now serving a sentence iu a French jail for violation of the noutralltylaws between this country and Franco, called at the state department for tho purpose of pre senting certain phases of tho cose. Kennedy is disposed to lay much stress on the fact that at the tlmo of Waller's arrest there was no actual state of war between Franco and Madagascar. Ho contends that Waller, for this reason, could not have bceu guilty of tho charge on which ho was tried and convicted. In conversation with a representative of tho Associated press, ho said this phaso of the case hail not yet been presented by this government, and as soon as Mr. Ol ney should return bo would present the matter to him in this light. Outlining the case In this view of it, he said: If France was nut at war, under the law of nations, with Modagaszar, she had no right to subject any citizen or subject of a third power to trial by military com mission. "Such a trial. Involving cither personal liberty or rights of property, u the gravest kind of a violation ot civil rights and liberties appertaining to cititenshin. In Vl'.l tkP h..l h - . - mww . 1 w uwn 11 u uecia ration of war by Franeo against Mada gascar. Tho refusal or failure of the French government tip to this timo to furnish the government of the United States with the official record of Waller's trial by court martial raises a very strong presumption that tho grounds on which he was sentenced to twenty years Im prisonment at hard labor were not of substantial kind." National Krp.rt of the Crops- WASHiMilos. July SWThe weattcr bureau In its report of crop conditions for the week ended July 22ad, says: Drought has been broken in Wisconsin and partly relieved In portions of Michi gan, but continues in western Ohio. Portions ot New York, Pennsylvania, Nebraska and eastern Oregon are also suffering for rain. Corn bos niado rapid growth in Illinois and Kansas, and is re ported as improved in Michigan, Wiscon sin and South Dakota. Tho crop is doing well ;n Missouri and Arkansas, and'is in promising condition in the middle At lantlc and XjwEiatlanl statas. Ia the southern states tho corn crop li now practically laid by in excollcnt condi tion. ClaS3:nd IserT.co Extended. Washington, July 24 The president has issued an order extending the classi fied civil service to 125 ofUces heretofore excepted in tho United States geological survey. This rule places practically the enti-e force of the survey under tho civi! servica rules. THE TROUBLE AT JACKSON'S HOLE. Aram Are In a Serious State. Bat No Massicij of Whites Has Occurred. Cijeyexse, Wyo., July Si. Governor itlcnards has received a message from Adjutant G.-noral Stitzer, who is In the Jackson's IIolo region investigating the Indian troublo, indicating that a serious state of affairs ex:sts there. Tho settlers hnvo abandoned their crops and are mov ing their families out of the country. In dians from Fort Hall and other reserva tions aro reported going into tho country and all the mountain pjsscs are in their control. Definite information is awiited by tho stnto authorities as to the success of the Indian police in inducing hostiles to return to their reservations before sending stato troops to tho scene of the trouble. Makket LAKE, lXdT,Z ul? ill Cipfiwa Lectors, Indian agent at Fort Hail. II v, reservation came la from tho Jackson's IIolo country and reports evcrvtliinir quiet and few if any Indians in the coun ty. Captain Lecters was followed ly a courior from tho settlers with a dispatch to Governor IUchards, Tho courier re ports the Indians joined lys larg.i num ber or Licmpl und Leo Indians. unJ that they havo rvory pass in Jackson's H.irn guarded. Tho seltlers have brought their women and children to Wilford, and in tend to go Indian huniinir and not wait for tho redskins to attack them. MORE ABOUT SWINDLER HOLMES. lie Accuses a Chicago Man ot the Mnrdt-r of Howard I'.tzel. Chicago, July il Mrs. Carrlo Pitzel has made the direct statement that Holmes has bcvuspJ Pat Quinlan, the present janitor of Holmes' castle, of tho murder of her son Howard. Quintan is under SMrveil lance. He has mudo man? contradictory statements in regard to tho Holmes caso lately. l'lilLADELrniA, Julyl'4 It II. Holmes, who Is in tho Moyanicnsinj prison, is fast breaking down under the groat strain occasioned by tho charges that have been brought ngainst him and tho thought of a noose hanging over his head His nerve has completely left him, and tno runny color in Ills cheeks has been succeeded by a ghostly pallor. Tho dis covery of the bodies of tho Pitzel children and tho knowledgo that the kconest do tcctives in tho country aro still prosecut ing tho search for tho remains of Howard Pitzol, nnd that tho Chicago police aro leaving no stone unturned to clear ud the mystory regarding tho disappearance of hn Willi - i 7 . uw imiuuh nisicia, iiuvti nati a wonder ful effect upon tho mind of Holmes, and It will not bo surprising if ho makes a confession. Iowa Weather Good for CropC' DESMoises, July SM. Tho state woath-er-crop bulletin says: Tho temperature of the past week was about tho seasonable average. For a midsumnior week tho rainfall was phenomenally heavy, tho measurements reported from more than two-thirds of tho stato rnngiug from two to flvo inches. Somo of tho heaviest show. crs fell in fthe districts that had Huffored most severely from drought, and thcro id now only a very small area that has not received ample moisture for present needs. On the whole the benefits havo been Im measurable and the aggregate of loss rein tivaly small. McAfee's Murderer Captured. I.1NCOLX. Ills., July i'4 Mystery nr rounding the murder of McAfee has beon solved. A tramp caught In a corn Held Monday evening and forced to surrender at the point of a shot gun has weakened and admitted being in tho vicinity of tho murjcr. elgtitxirs of tho murdered armer havo identiUed him as the strang er lurking In tho vicinity l-'ridar and Sat- uniay. ino culprit gives tho name of Charles King and haiis from KingstoJ, lean, ineuewl was committed in re venge for McAfee refusing him food. . New Home Forum Order. ' SrmstiFlKLa, Ills, July m Tho new Supreme Court of Honor, organized by se ct-tiers irom tno Homo Forum order, met in this city, thirty-six local courts bein? representeiL It was decided to do a bene ficiary business in I.iwa. in Illinois out- tido of Chic.-i -o. and in Missouri. Con stitution and by-laws were adopted and the following ofiicers elected for the en suing year: Supreme chancellor, A. L. Hereford, Mat toon; supremo recorder, W. U. H. Hanlesley, Carlinville. Kills Bis Brother and Couamita Snlclda. M ASCII ESTER, la., July 24. A shocking double tragcuy occurred near here. Qit ! ton Boland, a well known youne farmer. hnt and tntnntlv L11Ia.i ki. K.i.. Henry, also a farmer. Gibson then shot i r , y ar:c'c ,iavo "PPeared Inthelira himsclf. dying In a few minutes. The : lhtn new'l'aI',r! denouncing Englacd murderer is believed to have been tern- i porarlly Insane, as no other motive can i be assigned for the crime. 1 Bowing Baeea at lla.on City, i niioa City. vil The eleventh Iowa StateAma-J Mason City, la, Jul annual regatta of the KU ow "PentMi witn flnnliMtin(,rMi fPfim stnn ei II.. I buqua, Ottumwa and Cedr Uapids. Cedar Kapids won the junior doubles, Sioux City tho jjnior singles, and Du buque the junior fours. Don t you know that Hood's Sar- j warhip b. .cut to protect American in saparilla will overcome that t i re. 1 i teres ts. The strike of tho wharf laborers, feeling and cive voa renewed vi"-or i ship laborers. ond switchmen cuittiuues. Jn1 tU1uJ? j FOREIGN ADVICES. Some Characteristic News Re lating to Salvador. IMBITIOII GETS A MAN Df TROUBLE, rt'hose Friends Will Probably Ask Code earn to Interfere and Prevent Him Be ing Shot Without Trial Eaeta's De signs on the Country England Crabs a Island and Brazil Is 11 ot Latest News from the Cuban War. sax FnAxcisco, July 21. Captain Raphael do Moro. of Bur keley, has just re vived a copy of El Diario Bucno Publico if San Salvador, which gives an account af a thwarted insurrection against Presi- lont Guittierrez, led by Thomas Regal. ido, a former student at, tho University 3f California. Tho paper states that Ko- ralado, with a number of others, is to bo ihot. Kcgalado was graduated several rears ago from tho Berkeley gymnasium. Tho military Instruction he received cn ibied him to secure a commission In the ?nlvadorcan army. He rose rapidly until President Guittierrcz made him hU con-ldenti.-il adviser and aid. Ierloped a Vanlting Ambition. Then, according to the account which Captain Moro translates from tho Bueno Publico, Rcgalado became ambitious to :ontrol the government and plotted an in mrrection ngainst Guittierrcz. Tho pres- dent was informed ns to tho conspiracy. ind before tho insurgonts could mature ;heir pinnshey were arrested and thrown nto prison. Pablo Areno. Thomas Heal ido, and Manuel Kivas, tho leaders, are ;o Do snot., the paper states, without triaL An appeal will be made to Consul Lemus, mo Salvador rcprcseutativa in San Fran isco, to intercede in Rczulado s behalf. rho telegraphic advices from San Salva. lor announcing tho discovery by tho au horitics of a plot fr murdor President auittierrcz and Foreign Minister Castel- .unos, aro discredited. Exile l i'li Makes Some Itemarlif. General Eleta. the exiled president. lays tberulerof tho turbulent iittlo re public will be deprived of his power in a noro heroic manner. It is stated that an Italian cook h is been arrested and has jonfessed that he has been offered a large lum ol momy by mo to poison tho presc ient nnd foreign minister. I don't be- ieV3 the Italian made any such confes- lion. It is an excuse to eet somebody jut of the way. When Guittierrcz wants ;o get rid of an enemy he adopts such ueasures that lie may carry out his plan with impunity. If ha did not find somo roou excuse no puuuo would rue up ind obj -ot to his n:ga-hauded proceed- ngs. it is simply an indication of ho .v .Tiiiltiern z is running tilings in San aiv.idnr." Is ioinsr to l:a;e-n Row Himself. General Kzefa repents thi assertion that 3o will lond a ship with munitions tf war tnd return to Uvador and overthrow the ruvernmcnt, but says that instead of Hilling from a I'jeifio port, as ho had in-x-nded to do, ho will sail from somo point 3a tho Atlantic coast. ii'KTUEit NEtvM inon CUBA, Spanish Advlcrs Itrgarding the Progress at the Iniurrectlon. HAVANA, July f.3 A band of Insur gents attacked tiio fort at Sougo, pro pinccof Santiago do Cuba, but the garri wn, lifter an hour's firing, compelled the snemy to retire with their dead and ivounded. From private advices it is learned that tho insurgents, Major Bor rcra and Captain Hen ilia, wero seriously wounded in tho engagement. Colonel Izquierdo has dispersed nt Asionto Viejo ind Zjiizo, the insurgent bands com manded by 7. yas. Tho insurgents loft two dend nnd o:io wounded oa tho field, tnd tho troops captured several horses. Izquierdo is continuing tiio pursuit of the bands. The latter aro making their way towards Puerto Principe. A combined forco of regular troops and volunteers has routed and dispersed tho insurgent band commanded by Comte, :he insurgent Brigadier Snares and lier mudiz, in tho immediate neighborhood 3f CatuajuanL Tho insurgents lost four killed and three wounded. A detach ment of volunteers has disperse! a band M ten insurgents, killing one of them, at Vabuilto. in tho Sagua district Tho in- lurgent loader Alvcrdi, in tho samo dis trict, captured three volunteers on July tfK Captain General Martinez do Cam pos is nt ilavamo. It is rumored that the insurgents will retire at the approach of his troops. Los dox. July it The Times' disnntch from Havana outlining tho situation of affairs there says: "At every turn Gjmez has cut-generaled Compos. Gomez has raised tho revolt all over the whole island, thus forcing Campos to scatter bis sol diers over a wid9 area. If Spain wishes to qnell tho rebellion she must prepare for a long occupation of the island by a largo force." ENGLAND OX TUB VKAD AGAIN. Brazilians Want the Monroe Doctrine Ap plied la this Case Ecexos Ayees, July !U. A correspond ent in Rio Janeiro telegraphs that ad vices to tho F.nglish legation there de clare that England claims tho island of Trinidad as her own. Oae cargo of coal, it is reported, has been landed oa the island already. In view of this it was do cided by Brazil's calinet to formally pro test, ana a m-sugo to tnat tlltct was at once sent to Brazil's minister in London. . m r Pl,",P'n w territory l-l or. g- 10 DrBZl "s lDnt country alhrms. 1 h. corespondent says that these articles trine applies cow. 'ihey dLSiro to see it inuti apinc now. xney utsiro so see IS ust,1 n a P:itical method in settling th.s A.k. for W arminpa. Colos Julj. 2l Iu view ot tha re rt J that Ecuador Is threatening ti invade Colombia tho garrison of Panama is be ing reinforced. It is added that the United States consul has telegraphed to V.hinit..n ..L'ln.tlirit A I " n i f.. i f The Akgis, only 10c a week. mmm Absolutely Pure. A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest ot sll in leavening strcr-rth. Latm Cnltti Stata Gottrumtnt Food Report. KoTAi. Btraa fownEB Co.. 10 Wall 8t H. T ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Baby Marian Cleveland is spoken of as tne distinguished person wno will touch the button and sot the Atlanta exposition in motion. Death duties in England are leading people to dispose of their property so as to avoid taxation. Mile. Louise Imperial!, daughter of the Marquis Imperial!, who was long charge a all aires ol Italy at Washington, was married nt Brussois recently to Count do Liedcrkirke. Railroad men estimate ton rist travel this year at 33 per sent abova last year. P. C. Brooks, an American steamship company cierc at iivzngston, Guatemala, was murdered and nis vauis robbed. Chicago's new Democratic daily, The Chronicle, bos entered into a ninety year contract with the -Vssoclated I'ross. The Illinois firemen's tournament. opened at Decatur with a parade withelght bands and twenty-uvo companies from all parts of tho state, with local organiza tions In lino. It was the finest parade ever nindo at a stato tournament. It is cfllcinlly announced that the union carpenters of Boston will demand, on and after September 1, eight hours as a limit of a day's work, nnd an increase of five cents an hour in wago rates. Tho pres ent rate is thirty cents an hour. Tho British schooner Eiglo collided with tho Norwegian steamer Terrier, off Uemerara. and tho ,iglo was sunk. drowning two women, two men and one child, all passengers. Iwenty-four pas sengers were saved. Tangiers is besieged with rebellious Bedouin troons. it our autograph pieces of musio by Mo zart were sold for ols in London recent. ly; Beethoven's autograph, "Three Songs ot tioctne," mil). lor f ISj: a quartette bv pponr lorfi , alraiinentola trio by S3bu- oerts ior 5o.', the pi ! olio paid fur two poloniiisss by Chopin. State Auditor Gore says that tho retru lnr session of the Illinois legislature cost tho peoplo ?C71,i7-L Dr. Samuel L. Butler, a prominent dentist of Ivouisrilie. committed suicide while on a spreo. Iio was very wealthy, Residents of EJdv street, Indianapolis. aro excited on account of many fires ot incendiary origin. itussia am u-wce liaro lixed up a trcaty.the i-ffect of which will drive Amer ican iK'troleum out of Greece. Maeedoma rebels have been rcnulsod In Salouica and arc now in the Mulcsh mountains. Still Ilowl.ng AUont the Mnooi uv. Br.ussiiLS, July i!l. Tho king present ee a set of colors to tho civic ;guard and large crowds c.f people gathered to wit ness the ccrcmanr. When the colors had been presented and tho king was start ing for tho palace his majesty was as sailed with cries of "Down witn the rhool law." livery lilrl In Her "Teens" eeds nt times a safe ami gentle tonic 10 counterbalance the extra trains on the iihvsifcnl and nnrvniis Vftem. Zoa-l'hora (woman's friend) will jrive health nad freshness for weakness anil palor. Sold bv T. H. Thomas anil .Marshall & Fisher. The est Teacher in the world, is experience. 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