Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on February 18, 1891 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, February 18, 1891
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amrnal* YOL. XVI. 'LOGMSPORT, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 18. 1891 NO. 42. DEWENTER THE HATTER, JOHNSTON BROS. " Tlie Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros, have removed to the pof. of 4th and Broadway, (Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUG& ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating The nicest, prettiest patterns ever show D; just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. COMING IN EVERY DAY! SPRING GOODS For Suits, Overcoats And Trousers. You can pick one out now and get it MADE UP WHEN YOU NEED IT. You get a better choice'that way. E. F. KELLER Tailor, 311 Market Street. HE HAS SPOKEN. Senator Quay Breaks Silence as to Charges Against Him, He Takes Them Up in Detail and Pronounces All of a False and Malignant Character. Sir.EXT XO I.OXOBR. WASHIXGTOX, Feb. 17.—Senator Quay (Pa.) delivered in the Semite chamber Monday afternoon a reply to the numerous and persistent charges made against him of personal and political dishonesty and of bribe-taking 1 and general corruption while holding office in Pennsylvania. It was a denial in emphatic and unmistakable languag-e of every charge that hasbeenmade against his character since he became prominent in the Republican party. The Senator said: "Never, probably, since Alexander Hamilton was hunted to his death, has one In public life been pursued so persistently and malignantly. The Held of tho malign eflort has been the entire Union. The assaults were of a character so monstrous as largely to carry with them their own refutation. Were it otherwise I could not remain, nor could my constituents permit me to remain, a member of this Senate. 'Tartly to indifference to slander, a weapon which has never a place in my political arsenal, and partly by the advice of friends, who urged me to treat the assassins of reputation as undeserving of open controversy, I have permitted without comment the passing of the flood of falsehood. Its . malodorous waters chance at this time to be quiescent, and now when no heated political conflict is raging, when neither hope nor fear can be deemed the'inspiration of my utterance, I choose briefly to confront accusation with truth. I would not allude to this subject in this presence had not members of the other house made it a matter of debate there. s to the future and knowing that tee records of this Congress will remain for other generations to read when most of us composing it will be forgotten, I choose for the truth of history and lor that which is dearer to all men than riches to dispel tiie mist of falsehood with the clear light of fact. "It is not 'my purpose to weary the Senate by a rehearsul of each detail of the mass of misrepresentation. Nevertheless, avoiding prolixity, I will endeavor to make this statement specific and so complete as to be Unal. If any thread in the fabric of falsehood remains nnsevered it will be because this tissue of lies is so complex, is so raveled with contradiction and clouded with Insinuation, that some insignificant portion has escaped my attention. •The first assertion concerning my official acts is that at some time or continuously between the years of 1S70 and 18S31 alone, or acting with another or others, used the moneys of the State of Pennsylvania for speculative or private purposes, I denounce this statement as absolutely false. In 1ST" tho Democratic party of Pennsylvania elected State Treasurer and an Auditor- General, the financial officers o{ the commonwealth. A year or two later, pending their terms of office, I became engaged in stock operations. In some transactions I was associated and jointly Interested with the gentleman who was at that time cashier of the State treasury- These transactions proved seriously disastrous, and I was compelled to pay a portion of Bis losses as well as nay own. In doing this it became necessary to supply an alleged deficiency he had caused n the treasury. As a portion of tho fund for this purpose I borrowed $100,1X10 from ;he gentleman who is at present my colleague n the Senate. I gave him my judgment note therefor, with the amount of which note I paid to him dollar for dollar years ago. Not until the beginning of the settlement, of our losses was I aware that a deficiency existed, and I had every assurance that my associate was abla to carry his share of the losses. My connection thereafter was simply with the aid of friends to raise the necessary funds to supply ihe deficit. ' "It Is charged that again I used moneys belonging to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to .purchase bonds or stock, or botn, of a Chicago street railway, I was invited by friends in Phil adeiphiato join in tin purchase of street railway property in Chicago and did so, borrowing the mon ey upon my ,owu collateral from the People's Bank in, Philadelphia. I stood upon tho s a me footing witn. the other gentlemen concerned,and SENATOH QUAY. it was a p c rfeetly traightforward busin 8 i transaction and had no connection in any way with any public funu or public Interest. The charge that securities belonging to the State of Pennsylvania were used in this transaction is false and impossible of truth. The only negotiable securities held by tho State of Pennsylvania are the registered bonds of the United States, transferable only on the books of the National Treasury by the Auditor-General, Secretary ol' the Commonwealth and State Treasurer, acting co-jointly after having filed a-certiflcatc with the Governor in their official character. 'Collateral to this last accusation is a charge thai I defrauded.,or attempted to defraud, the widow of a deceased friend. This is also abso- jutely lalse. There breaths not upon earth man or woman who can truthfully say that I ever defrauded, or attempted to defraud, him or her of a dollar. Upon this point charity to the dead and to the living forbids my making any personal explanation. Samuel Gustin Thompson, a member of iho Philadelphia bar and president of .the Young Men's Democratic Association of that city, is one of several thoroughly conversant with the facts, who can give them to the public if they see proper. . "I come now to what might be called the fourth ground of. criticism of my publio conduct. This was my aation as a member of the Board of Pardons of Pennsylvania in voting for the pardon of certain members of the Pennsylvania Legislature and otters upon whom sentence Tiad been passed for bribery. My conduct in that matter has been bitterly assailed, and it is proper to say that the fiicts were patent and by the people of the State were thoroughly discussed before my election to the office of State Treasurer and subsequently to a seat In this chamber. I nad no personal interest in the legislation Involved. My- vote as a member of the Board of Pardons was in accordance.with the law and with the action of my colleagues, and was compelled by the fact that the sentence imposed by the court upon thepersons.pardonedwasiUegal. Upon this point the Attorney-General of the State filed his written, opinion with ourdectslon. I am frank to say that i tiave no regrets Tor that vote and would repeat it under the same circumstances. Even lirul not the sentence been unlawful it is rny opinion that the ends .of justice had been fully served by the conviction of tlie defendants. One of the gentlemen involved has within the hist few weeks received the unanimous thanks of the Pennsylvania Legislature for important services rendered humanity iind the State. Incidentally the statement has been made, in some unspecified manner, that I prepared, or attempted to procure, tlie pardon of a man named Lynch, under sentence fur forgery, by tl/reats delivered personally to Mr. Kycrs, of Pittsburgh. I can not at this day remember the facts on the pendency of the case, but tho charge is u lie, for which there never was tho shadow of u foundation. "Equally false is tlie wondrous lyric of my escape from the Pittsburgh rioters of !877 under tho tutelage ct Mr. Bulzei;. "It is necessary to pass histrry somewhat ancient in order to dispose of the nebulous charge of bribery and corruption as u, member o" the Pennsylvania Legislature, nearly twenty- five years ago, in connection with an action for libel against the then editor of the Pittsburgh Commercial. With characteristic malignity my assailants have been careful to emphasize the fact that the case was never pushed for trial. They fail to say tho libel was retracted and that the defendants pleaded nolle contendere, paying the costs of the case and the fees of the counsel . "It is proper ylso to dispose of some state- meats npoh which less stress lias been laid. One accusation is that over twenty years ago I attempted to bribe' Alexander P. Tutton, then supervisor of internal revenue for tho Eastern district of Pennsylvania, to prevent the seizure of an illicit distillery. This is a .wicked and malicious falsehood, without excuse tor its utterance or evidence for its support. Tutton is now living at Sownington, Pa., and his reports are on flle, I presume, in the internal rev •enue bureau. "A statement has been made that when the present high-license statute of Pennsylvania was pending in the Legislature of that State liquor dealers of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh raised a sum specified as SgO.OOOand gave it to me and to a Federal oillcer ir, Philadelphia wUo is not named for the purpose of securing au amendment to that legislation in their in terest. This also I denounce as an absolute falsehood. (William J. Friday, who is stated to have paid the money, is a reputable merchant now living in the city of Pittsburgh). "Finally I reached a charge that in some mysterious way I brought defeat to the proposed amendmei.' of the constitution of Pennsylvania prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in that State which was submitted to a 'vote of tho people in 18S9; others, I understand, have already exploded the silly falsehood of the publication from which this charge arose and I specifically dunied it at the time it appeared. By my vote alone did I alTcct the verdict of the people upon the prohibitory amendment; norh:id lever in any contest any corrupt or unlawful concern vrith the liquor or any other Interest concerned in legislation, constitutional or otherwise, in the State of Pennsylvania or elsewhere. '•I have endeavored to make this utterance complete, even at the cost of the time of the Senate and the weariness of Senators, I have endeavored to answer every specific charge of malfeasance that could be made from a careful perusal of tee mass ' of direct fal'^Iioods, confused statements, inuendo, insinuation and cunninpj implication that, with an'industry worthy of a better cause, has been thero(j%^gether for my destruction. I deny them seriatim and in toto. They are false -and fonl to the core." PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17. — Samuel Custine Thompson, president of the Young- Men's Democratic Association of Philadelphia, who presided at the Pat- tisoh meeting in the Academy of Music in the last campaign, says: "I was counsel for the woman in question. To my knowledge— and I am acquainted with all the facts in the case — Senator Quay never defrauded or attempted to defraud any one of a single penny. Though I am a Democrat in politics, I made up my mind to make this statement public during the cam paign if Senator Quay had seen fit to deny the false allegation, and I would have done so if he had sought to vindicate himself." REPUBLICANS TO MEET. The Xutional Convention of Republican Clubs to Assemble in Cincinnati, April 21. CINCINNATI, Feb. 17. — Arrangements are. being perfected to make the Jfation- al convention of Republican clubs, to be held in this city on April 31 and 33 next, a grand sxiccess. President Hermann, of the local committee, is in receipt of letters almost daily from the presidents of clubs from all Over the country, assuring him that they will attend the convention and a»sist in making the event the most successful of the kind ever held in this country. President Hermann has received a letter from President Thurston, of the National League, notifying him that the following speakers had been invited to attend and address the mass-meeting at Music Hall on the night of April 21: James G. Blaine, Depew, Alger, Eeed, McKinley, Foraker, Spooner, Langston and Allison. " 1^ Back to 'Their First Love. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 17.— On the first ballot in the joint session two of the Alliance members voted for Streeter, their first choice, and one voted for Stelle. Many Republicans also voted for Streeter. He received in all sixty-nine votes. Four ballots were taken before adjournment, the last resulting: Palmer, 101; Street•, 75: Offlesby, 33; Lindley, 1; Hunter, 3; Stelle, 1. __ Blair Shut Out. YOSK, Feb. 17.— The World's special from Washington says: The President has appointed Edgar Aldrich to be United States Judge for the District of New Hampshire. The office was the one which the friends of Senator Blair desired for him. Killed Himself. , N. S,, Feb. 17.— Stephen Billings, who was. under a 'six-years sentence ' for attempted wife murder, killed himself m : - the; jail at Freehold Sunday by cutting- his throat with a oenknife. AGAIN FIRST IN THE FIELD NEW & ELEGANT SPRING WRAPS! Blazers and Reefers. In Light Colors, Tans and Black, Stylishly Made up. Pi-ices the Lowest. Get First Choice. WILER & WISE, 315, 4th St. Whose Store is Chuck Full of Spring Dress Goods, Trimmings and Wraps. , I WHISTLE FOR , D. A. HA UK He has the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money. Best Watch for the'money. Best Spectacle for the money. Best work done for the money. No. 41O Broadway. Tlie Jeweler and Optician. D. A, HA UK. Lynched on General Principles. ST. Lours, Feb. 17.—A special from Nacogdoclies, Tex., says: News has just reached here of the lynching' at tlie village of Douglas of a negro named Tom Bobin. The cause assigned is general principles. He was a notorious character, v;ho somehow succeeded in getting 1 out of tight places in the law's meshes, and h;id been guilty of numerous crimes before. Xr. Powderly III. TOPEKA. Kan., Feb. 17.—Jvist as Master Workman Powderly was concluding his speech to the Knights of Labor at Representative Hall he fell prostrate in his chair from an attack of heart disease ilonday night. He recovered, however, in about five minutes, and was able to walk to his hotel. Two Hundred Chinamen Were Lost. .SAX FKANCISCO, Cal., Feb. 17.—Australian papers say that by the burning of the. steamer Ramed at Wuhu recently 200 Chinese perished. DOLAN'S OPERA HOUSE. ONE NIGHT ONLY. Thursday, Feb. 19. William Gillette's Great Play Held - By The Enemy One of tlie most Beautiful Plays Ever put on the road. The press everwhere commends It. USUAL PRICES. Reserved Seats at Keesllng's. DOLAN'S OPERA HOUSE' ' ONE NIGHT ONLY: ' Friday, Feb. 20ffi. STETSON'S Big Spectacular UNCLE TOM'S CABIN! THEBARNUMOFTHEM'ALL. 30:-: PEOPLE.:-: 30 Double Band and Orchestra, • Composed of White and. Colored Musicians A PacK of Genuine Bloodhounds' CARLOS, The Biggest Dog in the World, $1,000 offered for his equal. TWO TOPSIES, Headcdbj the Great KATE PA TINGTON. TWO MARKS, Eva and Her Pony "Prince." • Lone Star Quartette. African Mandolia Players. New Songs, New Dances, New Music, EVERTHING N E W. A Car Load of Beautiful Scenery. Tlie Great' Steam boat Scene, Cotton Picking. Home In the South. Eva's Ascension. The Grandest Street Parade Ever Given, Led by. the Shortest and. Tallest Drum Majors on Earth. The Handsomest (Jnllonns ever Manufactured. No exception. JPBI CE S • SO, 35, 25 cento

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