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Sinks Intoa Squabble aslo Which
Side Captures Soldier
At Bussey and Flinging Harrison's
Promises Into His Teelh.
Wrangle That Degenerates Iato Person
altiesThe Corporal' Knife Sharpened
for n. Democratic Krntnckinn'a Scalp
He bays the Records Give the Lie to
Bussey Apothecary's Scales and Seven
Cents a Dny What General Bas-cy
Hns to Say In Reply Laws Quoted for
Better Fairness Between Soldier and
Soldier Noble Also Comes Ont.
Tanner is talking again. This time he is
hot. Bat he doesn't arraign a silent admin
istration any longer. An explanation of
the overturning of his $4-a-month-minimum
order comes from the Interior Department.
It says he was unfair to the pension
ers getting over 54 a month. It quotes
law, and argues the case. Tanner says,
however, that the records give the lie to
some of General Bussey's statements. He
likewise alludes to General Harrison's epi
gram on pension apothecary's scales, and
leaves Bnssey alone in his glory to weigh
ont on them 7 cents a day to the veterans.
Secretary Noble is drawn into the wrangle
"Washc gton, October 10 Pension Com
missioner Tanner was asked this alternoon
whether he had anything to say respecting
the recent decision of Assistant Secretary
Bussey overruling the recent Commissioner's
order of April 25 last. He said:
"It seems to be necessary, in the interest
of trnth, that I should pay a little attention
to the honorable Assistant Secretary of the
Interior, General Cyrus'Bussey, in relation
to his overruling of my order of April 25, in
regard to those pensions rated at less than $4
per month.
As General Bu'sey refers to me as 'the
late Commissioner,' I may be pardoned for
not being undnly bound by official etiquette.
I feel less bound by it in the present in
stance by reason of the fact that
in departmental circles here that the judi
cial reasons of 'Judge Bnsserarc the evolu
tions of the mind of a gentleman from Ken
tucky, who was appointed under the late
administration on the labor force of the
Patent Office, tried before the Civil Service
Commission for Principal Examiner in the
Pension Office, failed to pass, and was after
ward appointed a member of the Pension
Board of Appeals in the Secretary's office,
salary $2,000 per annum, to sit in judgment
on the acts of the Commissioner of Pen
sions. Having myself seen in his own hand
writing his statement that he is a lifelong
resident of Kentucky, and for 20 years ed
itorof a Democratic paper, and his further
statement .n answer to the question if be
had served in cither the Union or the Con
federate army or navy, that
and, thereore, was particularly well quali
fied to do justice in a place in the Pension
Office. I am not surprised that such a man
should pronounce favorably on the pre
sumed sufficiency of 7 cents a day pension
for a veteran who, as a result of the contact
with the miasma and foul water of the
swauips, is now a sufferer from chronic
diarrhea; but what I fail to comprehend is
how General Bussey comes to permit him
self to put his name to such a decision.
"He has little regard for General Har
rison's declaration last fall, which thrilled
every veterans heart when he said: It is no
time to use the apothecary's scales when
you come to weigh the services ot the men
who saved the nation.
j "If it be the gait to weigh out 7 cents per
iay for chronic diarrhea I had much
rather General Bussey should be the weigh
master and have no assistance from me. I
do not believe this decision will be per
mitted to stand. "When they post them
selves on the power the commissioner has,
they will see that it too broadly gives the
lie to all our promises for years past- I yes
terday sent to the Pension Office for a copy
of General Bussey's decision overruling my
order of April 25, and found it had been
withdrawn. I look for a revised edition.
I arraign General Bussey for undertaking
to put me
before the public Such at least is the re
sult of the wordincr of his decision, whether
he intended to do it or not. He conveys the
impression that the effect of my order of
April 25 was to arbitrarily raise all pension
, era on the rolls at less than $4 per month
(between 33,000 and 34,000) to 54 per month.
On the contrary, the order clearly shows to
any one who reads it that the arbitrary part
of it, and the whole of it, in fact, referred to
cases allowed on and after the 27th of
March the day I took office.
"I determined that I would not issue a
certificate for less than 54 per month, it I
had the power to prevent it Hooked into
the law, and found that clearly and indis
putably I bad the power. Jt is broadly
jsUtedjthat the ratings fixed by the medical
4boards are subject to revision by the Com
TjnTssioner. No one will intelligently dis
pute that.
"I had the power to take up every case
rated at less than 54 per month, and order
the certificate issued at 54. I had broadly
declared my purpose; I had nothing to con
ceal. I saved a vast amount of time and
trouble by issuing that order. Then I gave
verbal orders that those of the &V
000 pensioned at less than 54
per month who had an application
on, file for increase, accompanied by a cer
tificate of medical examination held within
a y?ar, should have their claim adjudicated
i' on Ihat examination "and go up to at least
i. Hpir month, or.eo Off the roll. J! ordered
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verbally that to all the others should be
sent an order for a medical examination,
and abide the result on a like basis. I
think most of them would have gone up
to 54.
"There is plenty of law for it, General
Bussey to the contrary notwithstanding.
He says there is no precedent. I jay that
every Commissioner who has preceded me
has left records of precedent, and when he
makes that brash statement he simply suc
ceeds in illuminating his ignorance."
Bnssey Gets Back at Tanner by Saying He
Was Unfnlr to All Pensioners Get
ting Over S4 a Month Some
Lnir for It.
"Washington, October 16. Tne follow
ing authoritative statement has been pre
pared at the Interior Department in support
of the action of Secretary Noble in rescind
ing Commissioner Tanner's order advancing
pensions from 52 to 54 per month:
In view of the recent decision by the De
partment of the Interior relating to the au
thority or the Commissioner of Pensions arbi
trarily, on his own motion to re-rate some 33,
000 men by advancing their pension oc his or
der from S2 to JJ per month, it is worthy of at
tention that section 4,69S of the Re
vised Statutes of the United States pro
vides that, 'except in cases of permanent
specific disabilities, no increase of pension
shall be allowed to commence prior to the date
of the examining surgeon's certificate estab
lishing the same, maao under the pending
claim for increase, and also that a rating made
by the Commissioner of Pensions,cxcept in cer
tain cacs where, by law, a certain specified
amount is attached by statute to the disability
named, is determined by the dezree of disauii
itv fonnd by a medical examination of tho
Thus, where a claimant's disability is total he
is given, under the statute, a fixed amount.
This was formerly SS. and is now fixed at differ
ent amounts for different cases; among others
SIS total, and.the amount that would he S18 for
a total disability is subdivided into fractions
that i less than total for the leser degrees of
disability. Thus, if one man is found to be
very little disabled (by the Medical Board) be
is given 1-lStli or $1; or, if he is still more disa
bled, 2-18th, and so on.
If a man, for instance, has Inst a portion of
his finger, and is to an appreciable degree dis
abled, he may havejieen rated by some Exam
ining Board at Sfi lor that: and so in some cases
for some other slight disability.
If, however, he has suffered from chills or
malaria, or some other disability contracted by
him by exposure in the swamps darinffhis ser
vice as a soldier, and which may not prove per
manent, or may increase, he may have been
thought slightly disabled if at all, and entitled,
at tho beginning and at most to a small
fraction ot the total, sar $2; which 13 the
amount fixed in many of the disabilities al
lowed. In this latter cae it might possibly
have been a question with the board whether
he was to get anything, or was disabled at all;
but, from a lenient construction of his case,
they have given him S2.
If now, by an order of the Commissioner,
without regard to this medical examination,
the man who has thus been receiving $2 is ad
vanced to SI without the man who was more
disabled and who had been rated at 84 being
himself advanced, it is obvious that injustice is
done to the higher graded man, because he is
put upon a par with a man evidently less dis
And so, between soldier and soldier, there
is an unfair preference of the less injured. If
these cases however, arc all referred to the
examining surgeons, and they find the dis
ability to be equal to Si, and it is then allowed,
everything has been done in order and in
accord with law, and upon a basis that any
man can understand, and which will have limits
fixed by medical knowledge, and experienced
professional reputation.
On the contrary, if arbitrary orders of the
Commissioner are the basis, it must result that
a few are made lavorites, and given a particular
amount, and the great mass of the men who
have to depend upon medical examinations are
put at a great disadvantage. Therefore, it was
decided that there is no authority in the law
for an order arbitrarily increasing a great mass
ot men's pensions in the fare ot the statute
already cited, and which order is not extended
to all the pensioners' cases.
The Commissioner, whose order has given
rise to this decision, in his recent letter to Mr.
Dalzell, did not claim that this order was to be
construed according to its terms, tor he said:
"While Commissioner I issued two orders
which I thought, and still think, were mighty
good ones, first, that the 33,000 men on the pen
sion roll at less than ?4 a month
should all, unless they had had a med
ical examination within a year, be ordered for
examination before their home board, with a
view to putting them np to at least SI per
month pension, or drop them off the rolls, for
it is m v opinion that.f or a man w ho is wortiiy of
any pension at all, a dollar a week is small
enough to consider a pension."
The order itself reads: "April 23. 1SS9 In all
cases where a pensionable disability is found
the rate allowed shall not be les than S4 per
mouth to date from and including March 27
1SS9." '
The decision that was made by the Assistant
Secretary is in accordance with these two
propositions. The Commissioner announced
one before he resigned in his office the other
day to Mr. Dalzell. The Assistant Secretary
takes them together, and not separately. The
order as made was arbitrarily unqualified,
and required an advance, without exam
ination, to the amount specified at Si per
month. It did not propose to drop anv one, as
the letter pretended it did, and it did riot order
any one for examination before the Homo
Board, as the letter pretended it did. It was
an unauthorized, unqualified and illegal order
for every pensioner to be advanced to S4 who
was receiving less; it was made April 25. and it
vas proposed to have it take effect March 27.
A slight consideration nf this matter will
show that, to give away S60.000 of the public
money on such an order as this, would be but
the beginning of a system by which millions
could be expended, uncontrolled by law as it
was unauthorized by precedent. '
There would be no more harm in giving to
Senator Manderson $4,000, or more, than there
would be in giving to 33,000 men 566,000.- In
either case it would bo an unauthorized dis
tribution of the public moneys, and the door of
the Treasorv might as well be open to actual
Invasion as to have such warrants drawn upon
it to be cashed without questioning.
It is also obvious that such a course as this
would not be of benofit to tho soldiers, ulti
mately, as u is intended only to benefit those
who are the leajt disabled; in other words,
those who have the least claim fortiiaMniii..
If one may judcre that these men am in
be advanced upon a mere opinion as to what
should be tue least amount of pension, the
others might justly claim that thcirmore severe
wounds and disabilities were quite as uncom
pensated as those of less degree. In other
words, whenever the opinion of a Commissioner
without investigation, is substituted for actual
examination as to disability, every man's
another to be so exaggerated as that the Gov
ernment or people would allow it or to be so
disparaged that nothing could be obtained. If
yon can drop a man who is receiving 2 per
month from the pension rolls on a mere opinion
'of a Commissioner, you can drop off a great
many others receiving more, on the same prin
ciple. It is a mere question M whim or cap
rice. It is upon this that it has been insisted
that the law should be adhered to and the pre
cedents established should have weight.
It must also be obvious in all this there is no
expression, as there is no disposition to prevent
any deserving soldier from acquiring all
the pension his disability entitles him to
either by original application or application
for increase. All that is being done is
to maintain the law, to be liberally construed
but by no means disregarded, and to allow each
in his turn, without partiality, all he is enti
tled to.
It the law is a bad one. the weak, the distant
and those without powerful friends will suffer,
while favorites will flourish.
Squires, of Brooklyn, Notv Fired From the
General Land Office.
Washington, October 16. George B.
Squires, of Brooklyn, special agent of the
Generariand Office, has been dismissed.
Mr. Squires was formerly private secretary
to Pension Commissioner Tanner.
Senator Q nny Says That the Pittsburg Poit
mastership Will Receive Considera
tion Tho Pennsylvania Sena
tor's New Residence.
"Washington, October 16. In the two
days which have passed since the arrival of
Senators Quay and Cameron those gentle
men have been exceedingly busy, though
no Pennsylvania appointments have yet re
sulted. "No matter what reports have been sent
out," said Senator Quay to the correspond
ent of The Dispatch this evening, "no
farther progress has been made in the mat
ter of the postmastership at Pittsburg.
There is absolutely nothing to report re
specting it. In regard to the Philadelphia
offices you can say that Senator Cameron
and myself have an engagement to meet the
President at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning,
and'it is possible that after oar conference
there pay be something definite to announce
touching the Philadelphia offices under con
sideration." The Senator is very comfortably instalUd
in his new house on the cornerof Nineteenth
and I streets, Senator Sawyer's former resi
dence. The house is ot the old-fashioned
order of architecture, with plain square
front, an immense double dwelling with a
central hall and saloon parlors on either
side, beautifully decorated with paintings
and Turkish rugs and drapery. It is a
much more suitable house lor snch enter
tainment as is expected of the great Penn
sylvania Senator and political manager
than the dwelling occupied by him last
session on K street The Senator expects
to be here for a week or so and then to re
turn to Beaver to remain until alter the
He Corrects Exncecrated Reports and Re
views the Veterans' Prospects.
"Washington, October 1C Secretary
Noble pronounces as sensational the state
ment of a widely published dispatch that
"the wholesale re-rating order of the late
Pension Commissioner, which has'just been
rescinded, involves uutold millions," and
that "it is not certain yet that the present
revenues of the Government will be equal
to the demands created by that sweep of
Tanner's pen."
As the order has been rescinded, of course
it can effect no damage in the future, and
what has been done in the past, even if it
were allowed to stand unchanged, would
not, it is estimated, loot up more than $100,
000 or 150,000 at the ontside. The havoc
had only fairly begun when the Secretary
discovered it and applied a summary check.
It is understood that the estimates for
the next fiscal year, which Secretary Noble
is now preparing, will amount to less than
$100,000,000, tbongh the precise amount is
not yet determined. The Secretary said:
"Who knows whether provision of one sort
or another may not be made for the veterans
one day, when they are grown old and
feeble? " I have no objection to the proper
re-rating of a man's pension when he has
submitted to an examination and been pro
nounced qualified. But I do object to hav
ing a clerk take advantage of the opportuni
ties offered by his position in the Pension
Bureau to push his own case forward ont of
turn, or write himself hicherjis tbejicnlejrf.
rates because he happensto be 'where he can
handle the machinery himself."
"Do the soldiers take your view of tire
"I have every reason to suppose that they
do. Of the vast'mass of correspondence
which has poured into this department from
Grand Army comrades and members of the
Loyal Legion, and other veterans during
the last month, the writers are almost unani
mous in supporting my position."
The Superintendent ot That City's
Requested to Resign.
Washington, October 16. It was re
ported at the Treasury Department to-day
that the Secretary had asked for the resigna
tion of Superintendent Fox, of the Phila
delphia Hint, and the inlormation appears
to be quite authentic.
BInhone Quotes Joshua to Secure tho Pious
Colored Element Xecro Preachers
Supplied With Texts Gratis for
the Comlns Cnmpnlcn.
B.ICHMOND, OctoberlG. The negroes are
wildly excited over Mahone's latest secret
campaign circular. Some weeks ago he sent
out private letters, asking for the names of
colored ministers. To Bnch address he is
sending a card and circular. Upon the card
are printed scriptural references, calling
especial attention to the 14th, ISth, 16th,
17th and 18th chapters of Joshua.
In the 17th chapter be calls attention to
the following passage: "But the mountains
shall be thine, lor itis a wood, and thou shalt
cut it down; and the outgoings of it shall be
thine; for thou shalt drive the dnaanites,
though they have iron chariots and though
they be strone."
In the eighteenth chapter he calls atten
tion to the following passage: "And there
remained among the children of Israel
seven tribes which had not received their
inheritance, and Joshua said unto the chil
dren of Israel: 'How long are ye slack to
go to possess the land which the Lord God
of your fathers hath given you?' And
Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before
the Lord, and there Joshua divided the
land unto the children of Israel according
to their divisions."
- JIahone simply asks the negroes to read
these extracts carefully. Joshua is the
favorite prophet of the negro race, and these
utterances of his are now being read by
thousands in connection with the election.
Tliey regard it as the promise of a division
of the land of the whites among the nesrroes.
Indeed, some of their ministers do not hesi
tate to tell that they are one of the seven
tribes which have not received their in
heritance. Mahone also offers large prizes
to the colored man who shall bring ont the
largest number of votes.
Likely to Result From the Failnre of Crops
In South Dakota.
St. Patji., October 16. A. H. Trow, once
a member of the Minnesota Legislature from
Fillmore county, now a resident of Miner
county, South Dakota, was at the State
Capital this morning, soliciting aid for
Dakota sufferers. Mr. Trow tells a sad tale
of the desolation and want in Miner and ad
joining counties, and says emphatically that
unless aid is granted many families must
inevitably freeze or starve belore next
This state of things is the result of the
drouth, which caused a complete failure of
crops of all kinds in Miner and a portion of
Sanborn counties.
Wanted, World's Fair (subscriptions.
New York, October 16. The Finance
Committee of the World's .Fair to-day re
solved to take without delay the necessary
steps to obtain subscriptions to the guar
antee fund of $5,000,000. and a sub-committee
was appointed to prepare necessary sub
scription books for that purpose. . t , v
The Place Around Which the Cronin
Investigation Centers.
The Han Who Posed as a Beporter at the
Discovery of the Bodj,
it a
Frirate Examination the Prosecution Scores
Valuable Folnt.
Henry M. Stoltenberg.the confidential
clerk and stenographer Alex Sullivan,
was arrested yesterday, and after a secret
examination, quietly placed where he could
be found when wanted. This places Sullij
'Van's office and records as the supposed
source of the jury-fixing scheme.
Chicago, October 16. State's Attorney
Longenecker and the lawyers who are as
sisting him in the prosecution of the mur
derers of Dr. Cronin, think they are getting
closer than ever to the fountain head of the
great jury-bribing conspiracy. Late this
afternoon Henry S. Stoltenberg, confidential
clerk and stenoerapher of Alex. Sullivan
and Thos. B. Windes, was arrested by de
tectives and hurried to jail for the part he
is supposed to have played in the plot. The
arrest was made at 5 P. M., just as the big
opera house building in which the office is
located was crowded with people. It was 6
p. li. when the young man was taken into
Judge Longenecker's room. There he met
the lawyers for the State, Chief Hubbard
and Captain Schuettlcr. A brief conference
was held. It was evidently satisfactory to
the Statefor when the meeting was over
Stoltenberg was sent awav in the custody of
two officers specially detailed to guard him,
and it was afterward officially stated that he
had been taken to a hotel where he conld be
closely guarded until his presence before
the grand jury is required.
The prisoner had scarcely left the build
ing when Thomas B. Windes, Alexander
Sullivan's partner, and a Master in Chan
cery of the Circuit Court, rushed into the
State's offices. He said he wanted to see
Stoltenberg or any of the attorneys for the
State who could give him some information
as to the prisoner's whereabouts. Judge
Longenecker and his assistants had left the
building. The master waited 20 miuutes
for their return and then left in high dud
geon. He claimed that the stenographer I
had been taEen away under the belief that
he was to appear as a witness before the
grand jury. Stoltenberg's connection with
the crime is one of the secrets of the State's
Attorney's office. The onlv thing known
about him is that both Bailiff Hanks and
Fred W. Smith, who were John Graham's
chief lieutenants, have made frequent use of
his name in their confessions. It is claimed
that Hankst whose story is being zealously
guarded by the State's Attorney, and he
frequently met Stoltenberg in Graham's
company, and that the stenographer ap-
peared to be deeply interested in the work
oi getiing a iai.e jnror. omiia oniy
ojjun.c ui uiuiicuunif; ta.au uiut, uucu uc
lecker ioJbe office.nl the
county jail, but the conversation was of
snch a nature that the State's Attorney
made up his mind to have an interview
with the stenographer at the first oppor
The latest prisoner is a fine looking fel
low with blue eyes and a flaming blonde
mustache. He dresses with great care and
taste. He attends to all of Alex. Sullivan's
correspondence and executes all his private
commissions. When Dr. Cronin's body was
found Stoltenberg was one of the first men
suspected of being implicated in the crime.
He was summoned before the special grand
jury and submitted to the inspection of a
woman who was supposed to be Mrs. Carl
son, and though she partially identified him
as a man who had called on her in the guise
of a newspaper reporter, he was released.
Stoltenberg has been in Alex. Sullivan's
employ for several years. He has a family.
His arrest now brings the investigation into
the office of the man who has been popu
larly supposed to be the controlling spirit of
the conspiracy. .
Judge Longenecker declined to say to
night whether the prisoner had admitted
anything during the conference. The pro
ceedings at the trial were dull 'and un
interesting. No jurors were secured and no
peremptory challenges used.
To-night the stenographer's mother told a
reporter that she had just received a message
of her son through a third party. It was to
the effect that he would not be home to
night. Many reports in regard to Stolten
berg were afloat during the evening. One
was that a woman telephoned to one of the
hotels had testified before the grand jury
to-day that Stoltenberg was the person who
handed in a dispatch said to have been sent
to Winnipeg directing the lawyers for sus
pect Burlte to warn the latter against com
municating with Officer Collins on the
journey to Chicago. This disnatcb, it is
claimed, was signed "J. G.," the same in
itials as those of John Graham, A. S.
Trude s clerk, who has been charged with
being implicated in an attempt to "fix" the
Cronin jury.
Persons Injured, One Fatally.
Collision Near Omaha.
Omaha. October 16. By a collision be
tween an east and a westbound train at
Gibson, on the Burlington and Missouri
Road, at 6:45 last evening, about 50 pas
sengers were injured. Two engines were
completely demolished and a chair car and
combination car were thrown from the
tracks and reduced to atoms. The wrecked
cars were crowded with passengers, all of
whom were more or less injured. Peter
Renland, a hotel proprietor, was so badly
hurt that he died shortly after being taken
The chair car caught fire, and several
persons were severely burned before they
could be rescued. The exact number of in
jured has not been ascertained. There were
several persons from New York on the
train, but the most of the passengers were
Western people.
Seems to be in tho Wind, According to bn
perQclal Indications.
Columbus, O., October 16. Patrick Mc
Bryde, Secretary of the Miners' Progressive
Union, received a telegram this evening
from Alex, Johnson, stating that a meeting
had been called for to-morrow to take action
on the report of the committee appointed to
confer with the Columbus and Hocking
Coal and Iron Company and secure recogni
tion for the union miners.
From what can be learned the indications
are that a strike will be ordered.
Reported Transfer to the Tbomson-Honston
Company far $3,250,000.
Boston, October 16. It is understood
that the entire plant of the Brush Electric
Company has been sold to the Thomson
Houston Electric Company on. a cash basis,
tne consiueruiioa ueing,auoui jo.iou.uuu.
Xet Receipted Nor the Brnddock IFnrmer
f Olentioned at the Democratic Bios
Meeting In Philadelphia Last
rtleht Cleveland Again.
Philadelphia, October 16. The mass
meeting under the auspices of the Demo
cratic Society of Pennsylvania at the
Academy of Music to-night was
a great success. Nearly all of
the younger leaders of the party
were in attendancebut the old war horses
were absent. Joseph P. Murphy, a promi
nent manufacturer, was chosen as presiding
officer, and speeches were made by Congress
man Mills.4f Texasand Wilson, of West
Virginia; 'ex-Governor Abbett, of New Jer
sey; Governor Biggs, ol Delaware, and
James'M. Beofc, of Philadelphia.
Mr. Mills during his speech spoke of the
inequalities of the present tariff laws; con
demned the policy of the present national
'administration and maintained lhat the
fight for tariff reform would coniinue until
victory has been achieved. He declared
that if the law was changed to suit the
Democratic policy there would be no harbor
of the world's ports free from American
vessels flying American flags. He referred
to Grover Cleveland's administration, and
commended him for his tariff declaration of
The other speakers followed in the same
yein, and the last speaker devoted his re
Jnarks to a discussion of the State fight,
praising Bigler and urging the party to
Jst.ind by him withont regard to factional
Chairman Murphy, of the meeting, in
opening referred to Cleveland's record as
President, and predicted his nomination in
1802. His utterances in relation to Cleve
land were ronndly applauded, and many of
the local leaders here think that Cleveland
will be named in 1802.
lion. Gideon C. Moody Elected His Credit
able military and Civil Record.
Deadwood, Dak., October 16. There
is great rejoicing in this town over the
election of Hon. Gideon C. Moody to the
United States Senate for South Dakota.
Preparations are being made to give him a
grand reception on his return. Judge
Moody is a native of New York; was born
at Courtlandt, in that State, in 1832; studied
law in Syracuse, and emigrated to Indiana
in the fifties; was elected to the Legislature
of Indiana in 1860, which position he re
signed to accept a commission in the army,
where he served with distinction; was a
member of the State Convention of Indiana
which nominated Henrv S. Lane for Lieu
tenant Governor, the same convention nom
inating Benjamin Harrison for Ulerk ot the
supreme Court ot that State.
After the war Moody came to Dakota and
went to farming, resuming the practice of
law shortly afterward at Yankton. He was
a member of the Dakota Legislature for
several years, and at one time Speaker. He
was appointed Judge of the First judicial
district of Dakota by President Hayes. He
has always been an advocate of the division
Of Dakota, and was a member of the Chicago
convention in 1888, and the author of the
tilonlr in 4tin T?onnhl!nnn tlntTnivi in varravil
to the Territories. Beside this, he is the
attorney for the Home Stake Mining Com
! years.
A St. Lonls Congressman Whose Official
Recommendation Was Ignored.
St Louis, October 16. Congressman
Nat Frankof this city, is highly indig
nant with President Harrison and Secretary
Windom. Last July the three St. Louis
Congressmen, Kinsey, Frank and Need
ringhaus, divided the Federal offices har
moniously, and agreed to support each
other. Kinsey selected deorge D. Reynolds
for the District Attorneyship, and he was
appointed. Needringhaus selected C. F.
Wennecker for Collector of Internal Bev
enue, and Frank selected Louis Witten
berg for Appraiser. Last night Wennecker
was appointed, and, to the snrprise and dis
gust of Frank, L. S. Metcaif was appointed
Appraiser. Frank sat down and wrote the
following dispatch:
St. Louis, October 15.
To Bon. Benjamin Harrison, President of the
United States, Washington, I), a:
Have learned from private dispatches that
you have appointed Metcaif Appraiser instead
of the gentleman you promised mo to appoint,
or to first notify me that you conld not do so.
Secretary Windom made me the same prom
ises. Has the appointment been made despite
these promises? Please answer.
(Signed) Nathan Fbank.
Mr. Frank has received no answer and
his mad is still way up.
A Dion Almost Beheads His Wife and Cuts
His Own Throat.
Cambridge, N. J., October 16. Harvey
Hodge killed his wife here at an early hour
this morning and then attempted suicide,
but was saved by his two sons. Hodge has
for some time manifested jealousy of his
wife, accusing her of too great intimacy
with other men. This morning while his
wife wa3 asleep in bed he nearly severed her
head from her body with a razor. Their
two sons sleeping upstairs were awakened
by the screams of their mother, and, hasten
ing into her sleeping room, witnessed her
slaughter by their infuriated father. He
had hauled her from the bed on to the floor
and soon killed her, the boys being power
less to prevent the deed.
Hodge then went into the sitting
room, and, standing before a look
ing glass, was, slashing at his own throat
with the same razor with which he
killed his wife, bnt was discovered by his
boys who took the razor from him. Hodge
was too mnch injured to attempt escape and
was soon under arrest.
A Coroner's jury found him guilty of
murder in the first degree. Hodge and
his wife were over 50 years old and have
children. He was a soldier in the One
Hundred and Twenty-third Regiment.
He Welcomes the Maritime Conference Del
egates In a Short Address.
Washington, October 16. President
Harrison, in welcoming the delegates to the
Maritime Conference to-day, made' a brief
speech, expressing his deep personal interest
in the results which might be anticipated,
and he trusted attained, by the conference,
and hoped that the passage of the seas might
be made as safe as it has been made rapid.
The President, in conclusion, said that the
object for which the conference had assem
bled was one which would attract universal
interest throughout the world, and its at
tainment would be warmly welcomed by all
Stabbed While Defending- His Wife.
New York, October 16. Thomas M.
Keely, a commission merchant, who lives at
83 Danforth avenue, in Greenville, Jerssy
City, was stabbed early this morning while
defending his wife ami her sister from the
insults of JnC, Henry, a railroad brake-
man. ,. xne wouna is dangerous.
She Appears as the Commercial Rival
of tho Eastern Stales.
Concentrating the Shipments of the South
west at Tampa, Fla.
List of Railroads and Steamship Lines In the Sen
The latest departure of the New South is
said upon excellent authority to be a com
bination of Southern and Southwestern
railroad and steamship companies to make
Tampa, Fla., the great depot of the South
em and Western export trade. The possi
bilities are all in favor of the scheme, and
the names of the interested corporations are
Birmingham, Ala., October 16. The
greatest railroad deal in the history of the
South is approaching consummation here.
The scheme is so gigantic in proportions
and so far-reaching in its results that one
may be pardoned for doubting, bnt it is
given out here as absolutely true. The
authority for the outline here given, is
a United States Senator who is an inti
mate friend of the capitalists concerned.
H. B. Plant, president of thePlant system
of railroads and steamboat lines, and John
Inman, president of the Bichmond Ter
minal Company, are at the head of the deal.
These capitalists have made a deal whereby
they have obtained control of the harbor
rights at Tampa, Fla., and have determined
to make that port the great shipping place
for all, or nearly all the export freight from
the Southwest and Northwest to Europe,
South and Central America. '
The lines will carry their own freight and
that of their connections to Tampa instead
of Boston, NewYork and other ports. The
lines that are in the movement are the Bich
mond Terminal Company's system, includ
ing the East Tennessee, Virginia ' and
Georgia, the Central of Georgia, the
Richmond and Danville, the Georgia
Pacific, the Plant System of rail
roads, the Louisville and Nashville,
Texas Pacific, Southern Pacific and proba
bly the Queen and Crescent, the Plant
steamship liues and several new lines of
steamers to be established. The harbor will
be improved, new-wharves built and termi
nal facilities arranged. 'Beside this, it is
given ont that Messrs. Plaut and Inman'
will build an air line of their own from
Tampa to Mobile and New Orleans in order
to facilitate the handling of the great influx
of western freight from the Southern Pacific
and other lines terminating at New Orleans.
The deal was brought about by the action
of a number of trunk lines in the South and
West sending freights over long routes to
Eastern ports, and a lack of uniformity in
rates ana other complications oetween the
managers of Southern lines and the Eastern
lines to the seaboard. The result will be
that a large portion of the Northwestern
ways, besides affording better facilities for
Hill UB A tb.mUI.UI .W kUS IWUkU AU iiJBUJ
foseign shipment. It will result in the
establishment of new steamship lines at
Tampa, Pensacola and probably Mobile.
There is no question about the deal being
on, and its consummation will be received
with favor by the South.
Commissioner Schoonmaker Decides That
Its Production is Nat Necessary.
Washington, October 16. The hearing
in the cases of the Independent Refiners'
Associations of Oil City and Titusville, Pa.,
versus the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
was resumed before the Inter-State Com
merce Commission to day. There were but
three Commissioners sitting in the hearing,
Messrs. Morrison, Schoonmaker and Veazey.
Commissioner Schoonmaker announced the
decision of the commission in regard to the
request made at the hearing in Titnsville in
May, by counsel for the complainants, for
the production by the Pennsylvania Bail
road ot a contract anegca to nave oeen made
in 1879 between the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company and the National Transit Com
pany, by which the former was to be guar
anteed25per cent of all traffic from the oil
regions at the same rates for the pipe lines
and railroads.
In delivering the decision of the commis
sion Mr. Schoonmaker called attention to
the fact that neither he nor Mr. Veazey had
participated in the hearing of the cases at
Titusville. They had, however, given the
matter due and proper consideration, and
come to the conclusion that the compulsory
production of the contract was not required
for the purposes of the case. Commissioner
Morrison, speaking for himself, dissented
from the views expressed by his colleagues,
and expressed himself as holding the same
opinion he did at Titusville, when he gave
his opinion that the contract was important
evidence in the case.
Turn About Fair Play With Cannda'sJFlnance
Minister's Wife.
Ottawa, October 16. D. B. Chisholm,
the former husband of Mrs. George E. Fos
ter, wife of the Dominion Minister of Fi
nance, who was divorced in Chicago from
Chisholm to enable her to marry Foster,
will apply to the Dominion Senate during
the approaching session of Parliament for a
divorce on his own account, failing in
which, it is asserted, he will contest the
validity of his wife's marriage with the
Minister of Finance.
Hon. Hector Cameron, one of the ablest
lawyers in Canada, and an ex-Member of
Parliament, and a strong supporter and
friend of the present Dominion Government,
says that Foster's marriage Is illegal and
that Chisholm will have no difficulty in
claiming his wife and making it hot for
Foster it he sees fit. to do so. Foster is as
mute as a clam. His friends say he has
been in constant fear of Chisholm turning
up all along, and now that there appears to
be a strong Dossibility of it the Minister oi
Finance views the situation uneasily.
Ralph Wnldo Emerson's Son's Precautions
Against the Recent Vandalism
Concord: N. H., October 16. Edward
"W. Emerson, the son of the illustrious
Ralph "Waldo Emerson, whose grave in
Sleepy Hollow was recently desecrated, has
taken steps to prevent any further dis
turbance by amateur grave robbers.
To-day he made a personal examination
of the casket which contains his father's re
mains, and is satisfied that the contents were
not disturbed. He ordered the coffin placed
in a new box, and will have the whole en
closed in a heavy stone tomb under ground.
The slabs are to be hermetically sealed, and
the tomb will be made so strong tnat only a
determined j effort by professionalbody
snatchers could rob the coffin of its contests.
Mayor Grant Determined to Pmh It
the Streets are Made Safe The Health
Board Recommends Forbid,
dins; Heavy Corrents.
New York, October 16. Mayor Grant
said to-day that he would continue to use
every possible means to prevent the electric
light companies from operating their plants
until such time as the wires would bo abso
lutely safe. All day long workmen were
busy replacing gas lamps and burners on
the posts in the public parks, and these
squares looked a little more cheerful to
night The Park Commissioners have ab
solute control of the parks and are not af
fected by the legal proceedings now pend
ing. This afternoon they revoked permits
given for overhead electric wires' in their
jurisdiction, and directed the removal ef
poles and wires used for the transmission of
high tensi6n or alternating current Extra
policemen will be assigned to tha. publio
parks until they are efficiently lighted.
The Board of Health to-day sent to Mayor
Grant a communication recommending that
continuous currents above 00 volts and
alternating currents above 250volts be for
bidden until other and better means for
safety be provided. The arguments in
court on the injunctions against the munici
pal authorities were squashed to-day ex
cepting the case of the Electric Power Com
pany which will be concluded to-morrow.
Briefs will be submitted on Saturday:
X Thlrleen-Year-Old Girl Nearly Murdered
for Six Dollars.
Nett York, October 16. Annie T.
Green, a 13-year-old daughter of William
S, Green, of Kearney, near New York, was
sent from her home this morning by her
father, who is a builder, with $6 to Newark
to pay a bill at L. L. Carlisle's lumber
yard. At noon she had not returned and
he went in search of her. At Carlisle's
he learned that she had not paid the bill.
He waited until nieht, and then went to the
Newark police headquarters and left a de
scription of the girl. She was found by
her mother last night unconscious on the
boardwalk near her father's bouse. Her
clothes were wet and bedraggled, and she
appeared to have had a sharp tussle with
Doctors restored her to her senses for a
few moments when she struck out with her
hand and cried: "You.can't have it, you
can't have it." Soon afterward she put her
handtoherheadandsaid she had been struck
there. She was found near the Kearney end
of the Erie bridge, which is crossed, daily
by a thousand girls working in the thread
mill. The money was pinned in her pocket
when she started from home and it was
gone when she was fonnd. It was thought
she; was knocked senseless and thrown into
the river where the water is shallow", or in a
brook-near at hand, and that t e crawled
out alter recoverine her senses and fainted
again on her way home.
There are reasons for thinking that some
body may have carried ber to where she
was found. Her mother heard a noise in
front of the house at 9 o'clock last, night,,
and going to the door, she saw a manwalk
ing awav. Then something fell 'On the
walk. On going to investigate, Bhe found
her child cold and senseless.
Kearney was laboring under Intense ex
citement during the day. and whenthe girl
was found the bell oa-.the 'tewa Sail
was rung to announce t&e feet, and,
immediately a xi crowd gathered, at Mr.
Green'-a? "houseT "-The" doctors Baythe-
girt will. proDabiy cue. one was insensible
at midnight and apparently was fast sink
itigT The theory is that she was clubbed
and robbed by someone who knew she had
the money, and that she was carried back
near her house to save her life and make
the case something less than murder.
A Letter From the President That
dneed the Desired Resalr.
Teeee Haute, October 16. President
Harrison's letter to General M. D. Hanson,
late Collector of Internal Bevenoe for the
Seventh district of Indiana, which called
ont his resignation, has been made public.
The letter is as follows:
Washington, September i, 1889. (
Bear General When I was -at Indian
apolis 1 endeavored to have a conference with
you, bnt the demand upon your time and mine
seemed to prevent you from responding to my
request. Sir. Ransdell informed me that you
had said to him that you would address me a
letter, relieving me of a possible embarrass
mentconnected with a change in the Collector's
office now held by you. and I have been expect
ing to bear from you. I do not wish to make
anv official reauest or smrcestion to too. bat
a change cannot much longer he deferred, and
my desire has been that it might be made in a
way as agreeable to you as nossible. This is
the object of this personal note. Please inform
me of your purpose.
Very respectfully yours,
Benjamin Harrison.
On September 16 General Manson sent
his letter of resignation, made public to
day, and on the 23d he received a letter
from the President "thanking him for his
Inanly and friendly course in the matter."
An Explosion Wrecks a Colliery and Buries
the Bllners.
London. October 16. By an explosion
in the Bentilee colliery at Longton, County
of Stafford, early this morning at least 60
persons were killed. The pit was com
pletely wrecked and the miners en
tombed. The bodies recovered to
night show that the victims died of
gas poisoning. The rescuers were com
pelled to relinquish their search bytbe
accumulation of gas. It was hoped that
the search would be resumed at midnight,
but the latest advices from the scene state
that a fire is raging and that another exDlo
sion is feared. The underground manager
is among the victims.
The record of the men down the mine has
been lost, hence it is impossible to verify
the number. It is supposed that the explo
sion was caused by leakage from a disused
seam. A relief fund has been started.
The Secretary's Son Confesses Judementln
Favor of His Physician.
New Yore, October 16. J. G. Blaine,
Jr., son of the Secretary of State, to-day
confessed judgment in the New York Su
preme Court for $329 65 in favor of Dr.
Foster C. Fuller. The action was brought
to recover payment for professional services
rendered to the defendant's wife and child
between June 1 and November 1, 1888.
The Ex-Governor's Condition Critical, and
nis Friends Fear the Worst.
Norristown, October 16. The condi
tion of General John F. Hartranft, who has
been ill for some time with pneumonia, is
said to-night to be critical. He is now said
to be suffering with uremia, and this, la
view of his feeble condition, renders his re
covery a matter of grave doubt. His friends
fear the worst.
Anxious About a SmallpoxtSeoarge.
Columbus, October, 16. Dr. Probst,
Secretary of the State Board of Health, has
received eoanflaniealion irom the Mayor of
Sandusky, asking instructions as to how to
preteet tfeeatsel ves from the reported seearge
OI seiaupe ai. jrumixtm.
on Wonld-Be liaEioMrifjtV"
nlty Examinations.
ssssst.- fc .
By tie Rev. Dr. Griffith Azatet tin Btu4
of PoreJffH Xisstow; '; .
Brought Before the Coflteattei Testerfsy.jai Sma
of Them A&fted.
A lively debate took place ctarisg tb .
liberations o f the Am exioaa: Beard - v- i
eign Missions. Dr. Griffiths style iM
system of examinations, a sestet trftanal,)
inconsistent with, a Christian. body. la tfca
Protestant Episcopal Cqaveatlea ttrftmlL
ritualistic changes were preposedj e, f
New York, October 16. To-iky';,ywT
ceedings of the Ameriean Beard of Fereigi
Missions were far .mere live! v thaa &.d-:r
liberations of inch a. staid rxxlv nranllg
are. There wasa warm debate aad,e 4
Bystem of examining candidates was at
tacked, and bv no means milrllv. '
The proceedings began at 9 o'oleekat'lktai
Broadway Tabernacle. After a Bapet lsrFsg
-&". .aaucu vu kuo jittcc ui prayer jsl aasjjp
sionary work, and reports from Dr. Tyhs?
an African missionarv, Dr, W. D. OWta
read a paper entitled "Twenty Yeaw ) Jsq
pan. icspoceor tne wore ooae-ia Jaeia,
during the 20 years that the boars! 1mm ImmIJ
missionaries in. the held, x&e oaMeofc
Japan was very encouraging.
and Confucianism had brokea dewa. '
American minitpr Tlr. flTavV 'mW-
honor of having done their foil sjwre JklsM
gicu. wura. oi me post uecsQe.
board and the church, and the alciiHWa. efJ
Paw TT W Tll..tlrAw1 T7..i LA hli
a.. .w. i jk.ai;.iv.u. UCJIHIUil lust nsv
AAmmlttaa .tail .ui.!. fci 1 1 m - " ..u
proiessors ana others replies to UMra
lars in which 325 advocated a efcaagaayf;
opnosed and 39 expressed bo opiaMa.HtK .'
those addressed 1,023 made no re!y. ..
tt .i " .-.:.. . i,
mittee tne bylaws were ametHlea ,
the president and vice prestdeat
members of the Prudential
Bev. Dr. Griffiths, of Boston, started a i
argument by stating that be wuatstltatja
change in order that three andahii
board might be cleared uu. It was. a, j
..wire .., u. wuu. W SW CAV81IIIUHI
'the board for candidates was sisaiy a i
!! I LI.L ?1A ,-..1
uiouuai wuicu raieat completely
a man and utterly ruin bia Wj
questions which they well kaew he
not answer to his own heart. Seek a set?
An K tUl,t A, tllA luutt1 " 1.
- " .
which candidates might have foe
work. If any sms or-vmaaR at
lore the board that did not aer a
factory examination, he or tW was' '
as a heretic. Such thiag were at
est with the worK ot tan board as a
nan body, and the speaker prsy
we proposed changes. i
JMvtflO pQMttvfi
to do so.
Dr. Griffiths was applauded, aash wIsR-.
the excitement began to subside 2tav wK-i
TV. Meredith startled everybody by sariigll
"If this is not a ConzreeattesaX 1
missionary society, letus form oae MnrtK j?i
just as soon as we can start the wfeeais .1
motion. FApplause.1 As a paster I.
recognition." I cannot .understand wbf,. j.f
that when any business is transacted Wttw
board that the chairman turns his aaast
me. The quicker this question is seM
the better it will be, for there is mMiWHi
the church. You can sleenoa it if vm.1
but there is unrest. "We wast a eknasa.j
At was aeciuea ra &eep iue oommmes
other year. ;
nTm-rr I TTranrn t-rr i nnM
Jill UAlilDllU UllAiXttAtVJ
Work of the Committee of UtargJeoJ 1
ioa la the V. E. Convention Sev- .
oral Alterations Propose z
and Adopted. ,
New York, October 16. Prayeta,
read in the House of Deputies this i
by Bev. Dr. Bancroft and Bishop "VrUMaai.
"Whitaker, of Pennsylvania. The repasts
special committees were first takes bb. !HH J
sentiment of that to which tha memorial its
colored clergymen was referred, was dirfrJWpj
A majority and minority report wee,
sen ted. DnPhilip Brooks, who preeestedi
minority report, said in speakiag t tj
church, "She knows nothing of the eetorefal
man's skin." Dr. Dix thea took ouaaija ?
remind the convention that the Uurteeatfc day?;
of the session had arrived and that ;
ti.iv Tttenltif innf Jinlf? ha nSatrtt fTM i
lution of the Bev. D. Fair, ot MfeWpaa,-
providing lor tne spiritual seeds df taase
navigating imauu wawra, wwi jnwuuu., r, wj
At iiav iriio aauusv. ,.n. isw yvr(rstisn :
of the "Whole on the aajorlty repert 'Mb
iioint uommii.ee ou Aji.urxietu jwrHSf
Chancellor Woolwortb, of Nebraska, ia
chair. Bev. Samnel Hart, of Cknnotwsv
moved that the first resolution be passed". jf
says: "That the word 'Proper be
before the word sessions in the
the tables of lessons for Sundavs. he 1
Davs and for the forty days ofleat-i
that tables of proper lessons be inioplo;ist
the table of contents." This was aitsflBiij
unanimously. Dr. nan then bmvm
adoption of the second resolution, :
for the insertion of additional words 1
prayer, after the response "oar meats. I
lt-- ' ... .i. ;. " t, .,. ti -i
final action was taken oa the third aaaV
mpnt Tirovidin? for chanees la the wtsjSMBsrl
of the prayer for the State, the minister aawj
the people In the morning aaa evsaJayjj
prayer. Sjijil
At the afternoon sessioa the Hoais.efj
Deputies resolved itself into a ootBBsiltee e J
the whole, and debated the rottrttt
ment of the Committee oa Eitargieal"
vision. Bev. Morrison, of Albany, tatt.
that some people objected to Psalm xev.lr
eanse It was English, but he theaeht tawsJ
was no such thing as Anglophobia imn
ligion. Dr. Carey withdrew his asea
and a vote was taken to approve the
of the House of Bishops and adept
amendment, but this, motion was lost. , M
Hunt read the tilth amendment:
Ihat there be added to the rubric befete I
benedidte this note: "But note that wsa 1
1l.ltt. fi. an.... 1. Lf. 11 1. A, h. VuUafia.
repeat the words 'Praise Him and magaujr J
f.aa.aa -. Itl. Ond SI? aaaaa aaaa T, .
ilflOlU V- a w a.rf .a.av. p
This was voted on and lost. The I
and seventh amendments met the same
The eighth amendment, that the prayerissfl
all conditions of men and the gsasssjl
thanksgiving, where they oeew, be yilaMJ
Wltn a Dracsewu ci-use am usrgnta
as now provided In the merniog prayer, A
adopted, xne ninm ameaaaseat y
and the tenth taken up. This reads:
the words 'from fire and flood" be faed 1
the front deprecation la the lataay"
ried. a.ne eleven tn ameudmest was s
"That the wards 'here esdeta tha
be omitted.'
The original prayer fat SoraWaa t
and Rogation, days as agreed ape If I
House of JSisftsfis was aaestsasasi
other proposes pfayers wse i
reran No. 1 of tike Ceases,
Book id regard, to the ,asa i1
, ..t . s.
T. . s.