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Alton Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 15, 1890, Alton, Illinois .., , . - %iSS , VOLUME 30. ALTON, ILL., MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 15. 1890 ELEGRAPH. NO. 161 MUH! IO THE FRONT milt-* « TNE CHARTER OAK COMPANY Ahead of ail Competition, sorted stock of we place our COMPLETE and well as- HOLIDAY COMPLETE OOOD8. IN ASSORTMENT I SPLENDID IN QUALITY I OVERFLOWING WITH GENEROUS BARGAINS! • neons-stand*!rd Works, Holiday ti,ft funA*, Juvenile Book.; Kookie,, etc etc DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLL BUGGIES! Investigation of Charges Preferred Against Raum. THE COMMISSIONER’S SON TESTIFIES We offer th* beat •jiminy full si if ti. Good. St Lowest en ss. in china, wax, wash nile, bisque, Jot ated, rubber, patent, dressed kid body and mualcal doll., Don’t fall to lee tai. Un#. TOYS. Patent Kwlnglug and Nhoo-Oy hor*. ta, Plano., Wash Set., Tea and DIB* nerSeta, Huck and Saw, Tool Cheat., Mafic Lantern., Tin Toy.,Iron Toys Wheel Barrows. Tot Beak, and Th blea, Cart.and Express Wagon., Toy Trunk., Toy Mu •leal Instruments, eta,, etc. XMAS T- R-.E - E ORNAMENTS. Plu.h Bird., Garland Mom, Paper Ornament., (Ila., letups, Candle Holder., Candle., Tree Holder., and acme forty or more different <*• at na of tree ornament.. 'FANCY AAT) PLUSH GOODH—Photograph Album., (we handle no trash,) Auto graphs, Work Stand, and Baskets, PictureknWls, child's aet.j Knish and Comb Bete, Drea.lng Case* Manicure Keta, Mhat'ng hen, Infant net., Irate er’a Dressing ase., <lot tar and Cuff Boxes, agar Ca* s, Horn Good. Perfume Oases, mien Hex*., etc., etc XU Ai AND MW YBARi CA It DA. BOOKLETS, Ac—The moat complete and elegant Un. eter shuwn In Alton, and at Price, that ii ill make competition weary, call and see for yourself. A#* GAMES of all kind. Including the popular Halloa, Anabas!*, Basilinna, l urch -ceal, etc , etc. ALL SORTS Music Mox ee playing J, AAS and a air., Violin •sr Select your HOU DAY GOODS and Don't Oui tar string., Ac., walt UU the Accord* on., Ha*monies ., Prayer books Plcturebook. School. Sup pile.. Tissue Capers a I I • hades (Im ported and Domestic. Ar Ac., Ac., Ac., Ac., AC. last moment And remain tier we will A merry Xmas once Eglin And you .hill hive it, one and all, If you will look over our stock. And hood oar urgent call; For all that'* Ane in tho Holiday lino, Yoo’ll sooner or later discover dan bo had by one and all If you look our stock over. CHAS. J. DEGENHART, IQI and 103, cor Third and Pi ana Hts, Alton. FOR HARD TIMES. Ac BOX COUGH DROPS. 10c BOTTLE COUGH SYRUP. 10c BOX FACE POWDER. 10c BOTTLE COLOGNE. 10c PACKAGE SEIDLITZ POWDER. 10c BOX GOOD LIVER PILLS. 10c BOX GOOD SALVE. -O— AT —o— MARSH’S DRUG STORE ALTON AND UPPER ALTON, ITS NO SECRET. That oar STOCK is the MOST COMPLETE over drought to Alton. We eon show you Something New as often as you oaU in: OARJPEJTSi Tapestry,    Body Brussels Ingrain,    Art Squares, Rag or Hemp. ITV CURTAINS: Dado or Plain,    Lace or Portier. UST RUGS: Far Moquette,    Smyrna & Oriental. Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Wire and Cocoa Mats. He M»Im Positively That Me Employe* In the Pension attice Were Appointed nn the KecomiMf Minturn pf < Apt. lr man- vt re. den, ('n et* r in Washing ton Keeking na Increase of Her Pension—The Day's Doing* In Congree*.* City, Dec Ut—Th. epa cia! bouw committee Investigating th* charlie- made .gainst Commissioner of Peti-ione Ha urn by Representative Cooper of Indiana, continued Ha investigation Saturday Chairman Morrill opened the session bv referring to the teetimony of Mr fleck endorsor Th. N.w York Tribune, who said that It would be a good thing for the committee to get a list of employe* of the pension office who had been in the em P'oy of (apt I ie rn on, or who were apii rib tell on hi- recommendation, and he at t if time furnished the committee a list of such persons, Tile I omeilMloeer'i Mon Testifies. Green ll. Raum, Jr., son of the commis • oner of pensions, and asdstaot chief clerk of tire pension office, was called and questioned as to whether he knew any of the person* on the list furnished by Mr Set kendorff, and lf they were at any time to bis knowledge employed by Capt, I/ettion. Mr. Raum said that he could ■tate positively that he knew of no person who v* as or had bren in the employ of I WP* I a mon at the time of hi* appoint ■MUA. He gave the committee the name* of two (*• rectis in the pension bureau who, he was informed, were once in the employ of (.'apt, Lorton, stating, however, that they were civil service appointees and that ('apt Lannon had not hi tig to do with their appointment. He explained how aud on w hose recommendation promotion* ware made in the pension office, stating that pronto!ilia* were recommended by chiefs of dis cions, and that outside in Ai once had nothing to do with them. Had (fueltoned Mr. McGill?. Mr. Cooper asked bim lf he had ever had any conversation with an employe of the pension office by the name of McOiiiy about the Refrigerator coml tan y. In reply -Mr, Raum said that he had heard it stated by a • lerk in the office that Mr, McUiliy claimed to own stock ie the company. He called on Mr McGilly and questioned bim a-to the truth of the report, and Mr. McGill} denied that be hart made any each statement, and -aid that he hart never owned any stock in the Refrigerator aum puny and had made an affidavit to that ••(flit. Mr Raum said that Mr Lams bad never made any recommendation for the appointment or promotion of any per • ut in the pennon office, and that ha (Raum) had charge of this work, and all stipulations for promotion were passed upon by him, subject to the approval of tile oommianioiier. Ha denied that he aver made promotions or dismissed on the Tertial recommendation of politicians. The committee thee adjourned Report vt Its Condition by the Cswaiilliy on Claims. Hartford, Conn., Dec, 15.—The committee < a claim* of the defunct Charter Oak Life Insurance company, of this city, which passed into the hands of receivers in September lflW, have flied their report with the superior court of this county. They allow claims amounting to AS, being principally claimed on account cf policies. fl.VWl <« is allowed on account of general claims, f&flBl.Qft of which I* preferred; *,257 policies are re I precented, • ffectiug nearly SIR, OOO person* I “JR policy claim* are found to Lave u» value, and iii I,NHI policies the claim* ars ; in part or whole disallowed Benting the Policies. The committee valued all policies affected by the scaling process, or In which j lien agreements were made, at th* re I dured amounts The court ordered that •ll claimant* disallowed should he notified by the receivers by Jan IO, and any remon-t ranee* are to Ie- flied by Feb IR, IWR The receiver* will ask authority to pay a dividend about March I They have about WR),OOO on hand and some real se tate unsold. WMS ON THE RAIL Fatal Disasters in California and Georgia. COAL. SEVER XL IVES REPORTED ..OST. O'Brien Katie for Prance. New York, Dec 15 —The Irish envoys, William O'Brien and T P Gill. sailed Mat unlay morning on the steamship Obdam for Boulogne from whence they will jim seed to Baris Timothy Harrington, another of the envoys, sailed on the Canard steamer Aurums for Queenstown Among tbs othn paswengen* on the Aureole were Mr. and Mr* Hotirke Cochran. Lord lu-verwise, I .ady Klntore Lord Herndale. Hon Randolph Ailsopp, Sir Thomas He* keth aud Capt, ('Harrington. On th* North German Lloyd * teamer Ems for Bremen w#iA» Baron DI Kavigan. Mr* F T. O'Connor. Mr Alex Gregor, secretary of the Russian legation at Washington, gad Vicomte de Iticbdmeat. Th# Dlsaate ta California reused by a Rear Rag Collision, sail That la Georgia by Spreading Hell. Two Men Killed sad Others Injured by a Holler Kepi,,, slaa In Michigan 1,1*1,if,,I |„|| „f Three Painters, Nashville, Ten*., Doc th-A special from Atlanta, Ga., say*. Two men killed and one faulty hurt I* the result of an accident on the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad at Four-Mil* Post. A •orth bound freight, with a heavy en fins, four light loaded cars and a ca bonne, was going at a high rat* of speed round a eurva, when the rails spread and the whole train was thrown from the track. Kngtn err Morgan Tindall, a young man whose home is in Nashville, lean, sod a negro named Doc Grey, a brakemen, who was on the engine, were crush*d beneath the ten der Both were horribly mangled and were dead when reached. Fireman W T Perrin, a white man, was fatally injured HU home is in Atlanta. The Famous Gillespie Soft GOAL tentered at live minutes notice in any of the city. Burns to a Clear Gray Ash, no Clink ere or Cinders. Best Soft Coal t in West. the HARD C.OAL In all sizes. Delivered at Lowest Market Brices. Quality Unsurpassed, New Hampshire Re pub I tram. Borrow, Dec 15.—A special from Concord, N. IL, to The Advertiser I Republica ii I say*: Your com** pond cat has it on tile beet authority that Clerk Jewett, of th* bouse of representatives, bae decided to place on the roll of membere-eleit of tim tMtxt house the “if entitled ’ represent alives This will give the house to the Republican* by a large working majority. and will Insure the election of Hiram Tut ti* a* governor and a I nit cl States m um tor He bn-rn* formally announced that this is his determination, hut your cor re •pot)dent la ald* to give it on authority which can nut be questioned Wrecks la r cassy I vasts. Pl TTH Be nu, Pa, Dec Ii.—Freight engine No. 8 ran into th* rear end of an earn. bound freight train on the Pan Handle road, near the point bridge, this city, wrecking the engine ami one car. Coo doctor Floor. Engineer Hatpin, Fireman Chamber* and Night Watchman Kissed were painfully but not fatally Injured A freight wreck on the Allegheny Valley railroad at Welt I Von junction demolished ten cars sod seriously injured Ft re mas JIT'" BUT NOW. BEFORE THE BIO ADVANCE. B. L. Dorsey. 310 Belle street. TELEPHONE 84 AND 21. capital miscellany. The Vilimsl Legislature. Wash:KOTO* |Cmr, Dec. 15.-In the •enate Saturday the resolution heretofore referred by Dolph as to th* denial or abridgement of suffrage in certain states was token up; but in the absence of Dolph It went over without notion. The senate then re*u inert eons!deration of th* election* bill, and Jones of Arkansas made an argument in opposition to It. Tile house passed the set,ate bill providing that in open steam leu riche* of ten Urn* or under, one person may act in th# don tile capacity of pilot and engineer. Baker or New York called up the senate bill for tbs inspection of cauk and bog*, and the products and carcases* thereof which are subject to interstate commerce. The bill wa* < ii Trussed and finally referred to the committee on agriculture Drat ti af fCs-4oMgre**maN tit rat snit. Lax aster. Pa.. Dec lS.-Kx Congress man John A. Hiestoud, died at I o’clock Saturday morning at the Stevens house, of parrel*, after s long illness Mr. Hireland wa* 81) year* of age He was a lawyer and hail served as state representative and Mate senator In 1K71 he was made naval officer at the port of Philadelphia, which position tie held for eight years, In ISM he was elected to congress as a Republican, and was reelected In 1X86 Mr Hteotaiid was for over thirty year* proprietor and editor of The l-anr-nater Examiner, In I XSD be sold his interest in the paper •od retired from business. (tollway Disaster Ie California. San Francosx>, Dec. lh—The v bound passenger train on tbs Atlantic Pacific railway crashed Into the caboose of a freight train near the Needles. It ta reported t bat the fireman of the passenger engine, an unknown man, and M, A Thompson, a wealthy cattle breeder of Iowa ('tty, were killed It is also reported that Av* passengers were fatally injured. OTHER MISHAPS. Five Firemen Hart. Bar Antonio, Tex., Dec lh-While rare tog with their apparatus, Av# members of Sunset Hose company were badly injure I The hiwe cart upset, throwing them oil aud th* truck following ran over them. William Freeman, foreman, had both tags broken below the knee, J. K Putnam, driver, right kneecap fractured and right foot smashed, Philip Manger, injured in ternally; Bob Farley, lived crushed, probably fatally, Edward Baulk, spine in jurvd, supposed fatally. a GOING OUT s BUSINESS. LEYSESR BRO’8. ——Now la iha Midi for Bargains—— CHBISTIIS PBESENTS IT HUF PUCE TOYS, CHINA AXD ItlMQUE HOLLIS, VANES TA ULEN, (ll XI Its, ALIU .YIN, PLUSH CASKS, ——For Christmas Presents, aft—— Mrs. Caster at the Capitol. Washington ClTT, Dec. 15.—In the member*’ gallery of the house Thor* day there sat a handsome black eyed woman, dressed in widow's weeds. Occasionally a member would leave his place cm the floor and go to the gallery for a moment’s chat with the visitor, who was the widow of the late Gen. Custer. She he* oome to Washington at the request of mr rn liers of the pensions committee to consult with them about the bill providing fur an increase of her pension to ll,JOO lier year. In the battle of the Little Big Horn, in which Gen Custer was slain, his two brother*, a brut herein law, and a nephew were also killed, Mr* Custer now Uvea in New York city, where she support* herself by ber pen •ybe# Hr Paid th* Freight. BKH’! CITY, low*. Dec th-The latest victim of the hunko-eteerer is J. D Sykes. who hail* from Ida Grove. He was approached by a well clad stranger, who. without solicitation, offered Sykca a job on his big farm in Brott county The Stranger learned that Fykes bad IKM In cash They met a man who was a friend of the stranger and who had a car of horse* at the stock yards cm which the freight must be paid Sykes paid the freight and is still hunting for his friend*. Frightful Fall of Thro* Mea. Bmtoi, Dee. IS.—The staging tm which Charles W Hicks, Frank isbestoe and aa unknown man, painters, were at work un the new ext bs u ge building in this city, gave awa) Friday, and the man were dropped with their paint pole and hrushea to the street below, a distance of nearly fifty fret. The strangest feature of th* event is that, except lubes!os, the men escaped without injury, fsbratos had his (aft lag broken The A latino!* Miner*' strike. Nash VI lls. Team, Dec ll.-A Birmingham (Aln.) special says: There are Indications of an early settlement of the coal miners’strike. Men at Blue Creek mine*, it ie said, hare asked permission of the Miner*' union to return to work at the old rates, and will go hack Monday. A few men have gone to work at some of th* smaller mines, and many of th* strikers are much discouraged, lf the strikers return to work it will be at the old prices Twa Hrot tier* Los! at Sea. Ashland, WI*., Dec ll-J F. Scott, of this place, baa received intelligence that his two brother*, (’apts Frank and Tom Scott, were both leat at sea Nov. JI) They left Boston with a st hoooer which they bad purchased for the Bay of Fundy to take a cargo of lumber to South America, encountered a hurricane, and wreckage picked up make* it si most certain that the schooner was lost. V tell ta af the Nihilists. Mfntnw, Dec. lh—Madame Kartsoff, a beautiful society woman, was found in her elegant residence in this city with her bead almost completely severed from ber body As Madame Kart ruff was vary wealthy, sod no evidences of robbery were discovered by the polk*, although the house contain* many valuable*, it i* sup posed that the uunisn fell a victim to the vmigsance of the Nihilists, whom ahs is believed to hare offended. KafferlMgs af Kaasae aet tier*. AMUCKS. Kan.. Dec. lh-Returning •amper* from western Kansas tall pitiful tole* of the suffering on the frontier from the present cold wea’her Many of the settler* can not get away and have nothing to burn. If any spring crops are put in the government moat furnish aid In Raw lins county but twenty tire families ara (aft out of JO) a year ago Ladies like to tee the Newest and Finest in House Decorations. The Reelect way to ace them ie to Gall frequently at our establishment, whether you with to buy or not. Favorable Report Ordered. Washington City, Dec. lh—Tbs com mitt** on ways and man as have ordered • favorable report on a joint resolution to correct an error in tbs McKinley tariff bill, It was the intention of th* committee to makr th* twine composed of sisal. •un and other grasses dutiable at 9 cent* a pound Th# com mil toe intended to ex sept binding twine, on which n separate rate was imposed from this duty, but the misplaced parent basis made “binding twine coml*wed of Meal, sun and other grit**. *” dutiable at the spacial rata for binding twins. A Mysterious Hermit Deed. Hah Antonio, Tex., Dec. ll-J. J, Bayard, the mysterious hermit of Kennel county, Tex., died in his cabin Saturday He had bren s resident of that section for fifteen year* lie claimed to have graduated from a medical college and had great •ueceaa in treat tog diseases Ha claimed that be was * brother of ex-Becretary of Stats Bayard He spoke rarely to any one, usually selecting a child •* 'n tar prs tar Fatal (taller Es Pittston. Bio Rah na, Mkh , Dec IV-Tbs boiler of a small saw mill at Tlhbett’s Hiding, between Woodville aud White ( loud,aa-plod**d at J o'clock Hat unlay morning Tbs engineer and two others aer* distantly killed, «ad two more were probably fatally injured. A. J. HOWELL FALL SUITS. I AM KOW AA ADY TO FUENillU VV BIT MAP IR ALTON WITH A SUPERIOR SUIT OF CLOTHES, MADS rf OM Lolita liBLBCTSD *KFf< TALLY FO! F* -A. 3 —ii Hi \AT E3 A H. Cir; IR TH* HUOT STYLISH MANN BK, Witti Perfect Fit, May B* (Catered W it hoot Appraisement. Washington Citt, Dee. 15-The treasury department has directed that goods drat inn! for the Minneapolis iud ast rial exposition may be eat reed st any port of entry for transportation without appraise nuut. the goods to go forward to th* port of Minneapolis instead of St Hull, a* required by former regulations. ■termer Bro*, ta Hard Lark Pim.Hr no. Pa., Dec. lh-The wholesale aud retail confectionary establishment rf Refiner Bro*.. Mr. 510 and ftlj Wood Street, was damaged by fire to the extent of FA),HUO at ft o'clock Friday morning This ta the third time th* firm lias sustained loss by (Ire, and on each occasion the Area occurred a (aw day* pre vt sue to tbs winter holiday*. Washington Base Hall Clat*. WAAH!KOTUN ClTT, Dec. ll—Th* Washington Bare Ball club bas bren perm* neatly organised, th* following officers being elected Henry H Bennett, president Angust Mencken, vice president. Thorns* B Ka I bf us, secretary, aud William O'Donnell, treasurer Ham Tract, who last reason managed the Newark club, a as chosen manager A committee was also appointed Ut select suitable grounds for (be club, orfaich, from tela grams received from New Yolk, is assured rn place is the American association LEYSER SO. 202 HD STBEET. Cloaks and! Jackets, H. F, ••AT- IjF ■3E3DXTETfiL SKATES. RVMfa Y BARNEY    Sc,BERRY'S. Pitts & Hamill, 315 Bello Street. READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Hurras of Record* and Feaslaws. Washington City, Dae. 15 -Mr. Gorman introduced in tbs -enate a biti to ie told uh tbs bureau (rf record* and pensions In the war department, and to make the officer in charge of that bu roan a colonel fas the regular army. AND At Figures that will Please All. H. C. G-. Montz. Secretary Hallie’* Brother Dead. WajhINotok Cjtv, Dec 15. Secretary aud Mrs, Noble left Washington Friday Bight for Col urn boa, Ohio, Ie obedient* to • telegram enouncing the dr alii of th* secretory ’a brother at that pW , Fatal Haver Wrought hy alarms. London, Dec. lh—Much havoc ba* been wrought by storms on the southern coasts of Europe, especially around Sardinia, in which vicinity eleven persons are known to have bren killed aud fifty injured, whUa Burny vessels were wrecked and a aum bar * of bouse shattered. Beat the Watchman Nearly ta Death. Niw Yore. Dec lh-Three man al tempted to force an entrance into the Mount Vernon bauk. in Mount Vernon. early Friday, but were prevented by the night watchman William Guiou, who attempted to arre-t them The would-be burglar* beat Galen In a terrible manner and left bim possibly fatally hurt No ar “Jack th* Fischer.” Dem oc*, Iowa, Dec lh-This city is worked up over th* return of “Jack tbs Pi ne lier, who caused a reign of terror among th* ladies here a year or so ago. He bennis the Upper part of the city, lie dane out from dark (d I lee at young la airs. pinches them <«a tl*e arm* sud ii rn be anti! tluy ere black and blue, than, without a wont dtrepppearing as suddenly aa bs cause lf he is caught a good tire of Ur att J feather* swail* him from several big brot i sera NEW GOODS. Come and See Them.: Waat a Fraelical Farmer. BrgiHoriKLD. 1Ua, Dec iii-J. M. Thompson master at the state grange, bas given out what he declares • the real reno-t ion passed by th* rom mi'tee of the farmers aud laborer*' conference on Monday Bight last, I tearing on ti* election United (bate* senator ll tscorn mends th* election of a practical fart,.cr to that position.___ (•ality af Wife Mentor. Cull mu ck, lad., Dee lh-The jury in the ca*- of th* state of Indiana against John !*tElliott, charged with murdering his wife st the Western hotel ta (Air cit) on July t. after being out ten hour* found hint guilty and fixed his punishment al ninety nine year* in th* state prison at Jaffer-ouvtUa TUI* Is Baugh on Met artily. NBW Yore, Dec lh-Timothy McCarthy was sentenced Thursday in th* Richmond county court on Staten island to ten year* at hard labor for robbing a peddler on th* streets of Wast Brightou of 8ft rents. Th* Salton'* Bayal *'OalL" Constant! noel*, Ore. 1ft—Last year "j tbs sultan pre-nm ted Ismail, the si khe dive, with a palace in Btamboui worth <50,000. Ismail pleaded his friability to furuiaii the palace in proper style, and th* sultan ha* now aahed the parte to grant Ismail fin,oui) for that purport The reason that evictions have not been begun st Fin mount, W Va. is that tbs labor uni* n -1» vol rad in a strike threw has ‘•ken ' b si * *r u> court. Two thousand ar- -* CLOCKS la Large variety WATdBES! —(lieu — JEWELRY Accordions, Violins Ii— -AKB- SILVERWARE Guitars. and their Supplies. Household, Domestic aud Standard Sewing He’s. Hrwuig Machine Needle* And Repair* of all kind*, Gold, Silver and Steel Spectacles to Suit All. Clocks, Watches and Jen airy Repaired. Cn/unma Atte# TMS OSIS)SAC SMS eSMUiMS •a. OM    ll»MM    S* Mir re*. Ae**, ret reus* na re re*. > SS** a—i -* lire MW SMS T------ Aw ki*4 ayre. SVQ—re >i tm* Sires*** » 1,11 ;