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December 15, 1892

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,$%&•? 'IS » "*r\---rr,"-~ -..: \V--4: % ,:^.^i...*- J . INDEPENDENT. D. O. STOWK, EDITOR. HA WARDEN, IOWA. THE TARIFF REFORM DINNER TKp Kussian authorities have forbid' deii Sarah Bernhardt to play. "Fedora 1 The walls of the old Chateau d' If' in tho harbor of Marseilles, made fam'pui- by Alexandra - Dmnfts in his "Monta Cristo," aro covered witb autographs oj -visitont Gibraltar has been nearly brought into railway connection with the res! of Spain. The railway goes now to Algeciraa, just on the other side of the bay of Gibraltar. Skates which sold for £0 nnd SB a years ago can now be bought for froir S3 bo 84. About all the patents have -run ont^-and — the priees • now-var-y-ae- cording to finish and the quality of the -€tecJ-UBgdJm_the construction. How mnch do the great insurance companies d-f New York contribute to ivasxl the maintenance of tlio lire department of this city? In London the lire insurance companies are taxed tc the eortcnt of about S200 for every ST),000,000 insured.—New York Tribune Tho Indian government "is going- f<? curtail, possibly abolish, the trial by 3 uxy.f—ltlui^4>ii<in-foTmd—Tinsmtel d«=tt): easte.rn conditions, and has been but little- practiced. Out of 2(53,000 eases-in the Bengal presidency last year there were only 285 trials by jury. Ghickie-Choehic is the name of a small village in the Indian Territory, and the belles of the place are the Misses Chickie and Choekie La Flore, whose fattier is__cap_tam of the_Indiau police. The village was named in honor "of the ChiclcasawH.'arid"Clioc'taws." 'The people of Maiiic at the hist elee- tion adopted an amendment to Uieh constitution requiring hereafter an educational qualification as a prerequisite to the right to vote. One result of Una is already seen in the manufacturing : cities in the crowded attendance at the evening free schools. The ypxed question of marriage in "the sultan's army hns been finally settled by the minister of war, who has -made-the arbitrary nil lug -that— a—lieutenant may have one wife, a, captain two, a commander three, and a colonel pr officer of a higher rank four, which is the maximum number. Nearly Six Hundred Notables at the Great Banquet, Madison Square Garden Filled With Jubilantr Dcmooraoy —The Speech of the President - Elect — Talks by Prominent Mon. NE«vY.QKK: T -Bec.-i:!,=~ In- the -concert- hall of Madison Square garden Satur- j day night the Reform club gave a din- j ner to President-Elect G rover Cleve-j land. Tho prospect of-brilliant ora-1 tory and wise counsel from the states- I men speakers filled the boxt-s and gal- [ leries with men arid women interested I in the Welfare of tlie government. They heard a-number of the leading statesmen of tlie democratic party and \ ot the v iiation, whefgave" wise counsel. I The statesmen aside from President! ;er Q. Mills, of Texas; exjGovernor .laiiies LI.'Campbell, >; General Patrick Collins, of j Massachusetts, . and Congressman! ThoTnus Johnson, of Ohio. William 11.. ' Morrison, of Illinois, was to have made an address, but death in his family prevented his attendance. Everything was in readiness at 71 o'clock. Flowers and foliage, and tropical' plants wero^ tastefully arranged about' cratlc .party will be equal'to th<Venter- if'ency, und'I bane ray confidence upoji ;tho belief that it will be patriotically ' its principles .and traditions untl low the puth murkctlout by the true ioan sentiment. r~iVii5!nmlTt"iToTcntler.. upon our the leant spirit of roMeutmcn heedless disregard of .the welfare of any portion- of our clliwtw. 'The -an'Kskm.—of-. •- our ^ party mid. .;the^_re forms we contemplate do not Involve! tlie encout'ftg-enieut ttf jealous animosities, nor a destructive discrimination between .American interests. In order that we may begin with frot hands we should" vigorously oppose all delusions which have their origin, Jn ua- democrats o -teach i iigR, or i n~ deni njfogl irn v tempts to deceive the people. Mere c'atch which, ' if they mean anything. > relation to sound policy, and invented to please the ear of the victims of cunning jjrecd ought not to stand in our way. Looking- beyond all thc.se things, vre .shall find just principles furnishing vantage K round on which we can lay out a safe courses of action., - We- «houhi-strive" to 'Till oursclriYs^Vhcl our countrymen of the idea that there: ia anything 1 shabby or disgraceful in economy, whether in public, or-private, life;. If THEY BLEW OUT THE G« Two Iowa Men Asphyxiated in ar - ^_o m a ha^-H otetr- •— ------- prevailed in the fmat.Tt'ivffurJa no''e'xejusc for Its continuance ; imel there is no-brunch M. Benatres, a Paris clerk, who bo came_ltteraHy madly in-love with Bera Juirdt fi ftcftu years ago, requiring his commitment to an insane hospital, iliod in the institution the other day. Though he lost his mind, hi.s devotion tlid not g-o with it, for he kept on writ- Ing lettern to his divine Sarah until the last. Sir Arthur Bull i van, according ton London account, went one night, aftoi watching for hours at the. dying bed- tide oif his brother, into an adjoining room in which there was an organ. Upon Beating himself before it he foil no ' t the words to which he h:us given the aoblc setting. "Tlie Lost Chord," the music of which he lluitJied before hi' pi/jse from the seat. Tho honorary degree of doc to r of di Vinity was conferred on Professoi Philip Schaff; of the Union Theological seminary, by the University of Neu York. This makes the third" time the "decree of D. D. lias bcTn'^cori ferred" upon the professor. The first time was by the University of Berlin, lSa-1; the eecomd by the University of Edinburgh, in 1887- The professor is 73 years old What thought transference actual!j means was exemplified Lhe other day ir. Philadelphia, when an entire shool of blind pnpils visited the Dore exhibition of paintings, accompanied by Dr. Stry- kc-r, the princip-U.- The latter explained with such minuteness of detjiil the general appearance of the picture and its various points of excellence, that the children left the place gleefully chatting about what they lr»d seen through their preceptor's eyes. Desrousseaujf, the sweet singer of Xille, who recently died at the age of 02, was known as a/kong writer far be- ycrad the walla of His own city. One of --litR-songs, "P ! tit Xjuinquin." was very — popnlar 'througi/int France, 77 It was finally sung and whistled to death. Dearossoaux: wrbte'not'less than eight voltmies of songs, a large number of •which, will hold their popularity in Flanders for generajEions to come, A modest and amoll sixe<l man occupied u eeat on an elevated ear. A ro- biisk -woman, who clung to a strap <\i« i ec*ly..in fi-ont of him, looked at him ctsproachfully now and then till he'could stand it no longer. finally he sjiid to • hflrt "Wadam, I would cheerfully givo ;"': .up »y place to you, but in my judgment~you \vould not be ablb to sit im sitting." She said it w:v- right, and cheerfully waited tMJ i^i-V, sopsobody jrot up and made it possible .:.:_€OT.ISio slim mau to move along, i'.'7!' It has not been generally considered ,-that in the various arctic expedition.'. :'..,; which have been m:itie, t/ic ,-irof.ic do» ;.Iias.'piaycd an important p:irt. In thr ''Voocint journey of Liuutonant Peai-y i miles were made"by sledgM elrawn lesb,• faithful and useful animain ".vi»«4; t-^y Averaged, according to Mr* ~™~ ~*8 Btaforaent, -about twonty-om a- day. The dogs require abou.) •B ; |«MQO, amount 'bf;foo<l. as one maii, ; draw a load about on 9-four Mi by ex-Secretary j Anderson and one ! or two others. As he entered, there i was a general clapping-of " hands, to j which he bowed. | A noticeable feature of the : dinner"!' was tlie number of out of town stales- j men present. Almost every .stiitej was' represented and at least .one-third of the 575 at the table were from out of I town. ' I " The "speaker's" table wns on the plat-j form, •io.....that not^.ouly tlie .diners but' the people in the boxes and galleries! fourteen other tables "\vere arranife-d ; deep, eight-aisles., uj-iteiiying leugthr 1 wise of the hnlh -.At-each-- table were- Ihirty-.seven persons. An additional: table was placed in the assembly room , at which tu'i-ntyniem hers of the elu!)i sat. Tlie presiding ollicer announeed j the spealcei-s. : ' It was almost 8 o'clock when the •president of tho club, 10. Klte.ry Anderson, rapped for order. Divine blessing was then invoked "and'the dinner \vas served. While"!! i if ii i j i no r "\"vn si n p ro »-n-.ss t) i o boxes anil galleries were gradually filled and when the last course had been finished there was not a vacant seat in the house. The dinner over. President Aadersmi .spoke of the recent, victory of the democratic party and said the time demanded that deino- crats.uede.ciu-.tlieir.. pledges .. _ When the applause following, the, address had craved Mr. Anderson stepned to the front of the j)hitforni and announced that the next speaker wafs President-Elect—. lie did not finish the United States. Our government W:IH founded in a Kpirlt (if frugality and economy and its aUminls- .(.ration should not depart from tlie.se lines. We need no-glitter nor show to divert our people from turbulent thoughts. We have a 'mure substantial guaranty against discontent in a^jlain and simple plan of riile, in which every e:itiy.en has a share. In order-that this should ele> its perfect work it is e.SKentiul that there should exist amongst our ]K'»ple a wholesonut and clis-. inte^.-erstc-el love; for the;ir {foverinneiit, for -iJji-o.vvji-aaJaiJ.-and hee-imsojl. is :L htti-itag-n belonging to all. Tho L-ultK'iitioti of such a sentiment is not emly . u' hi<,')i duty hut an absolute necessity to' the consummation of tliu reforms we enter upon. We shall utterly aud disgrace fully fail U WIT iit.tcmpt these reforms uniler the infhif nee of petty "partisan .scheming, oi the fear of jeopardizing personal political forl.uni!.s. They can only bunccomplishcd when nnseliiiih' patriotism, g-uidec'l by the aspirations e>f our people, regulates tho action e>f Uieir clioseu servants. "vvc7 w I fcT Iir T<"\ 7) he el i ii r jreil w I HlTtlur'i-e" -spoiisihilHy <lf ".'ak^ff a^id exceutitij,-- the 1 a \v s ,"s 1 i I'm til li'epft H UirFpTeTpTirj ft i on "f< : > r 1111 task by a riffiil self examination ami by • e self pnrtration from :ill---ijrnoble' ancl.nn worthy tciiite'iieic.s, threuteninsr to enter wes enjoin upon all ...our. conn try men. the .saimt-ihit.y, nuel thon may we- hop'o to-per form faillifully arid sueccHsfully theTvorl. oiilriisled to our hands by"ii coiillilinj,'- pe,o pie. At frequent intervals during lii> rupteel by hearty applause and wher he finished the applause lasted severa/ minutes. CONSPIRACY TO POISON. reside - o Homestead Strikers Accused of. Doctoring the Food of NonrUnion Men. PfrrsiiL-iu;, Dec. {'2. —A Sunday papiii publishes a startling story of a con spiracy to poison by wholesale the nr:n union num at the Carnegie steel plan) at Homestead, and as a result it is_ iU 1 o ge d s e v en il p_i!rso n s_J OB t t h.e. u 1 ... liv es while scores* of otlicirs lire snitermg' from tho e fleets of poisonous dnigs Developments made implicate member; the advisory committee, members o- and oili CSLU < - le.toicd.Mr. / , eland , " O as. Cleveland's Speech. A plain fc-attu-e of this {fsiLherinff \vhich, 1 am sure, warius the hearts cif allot us, is our eclehratiou of tin- gruntlest and most complete victory ever achieved in the struggle for riffli! and justice « nil'run- jflad ^rcietin^ of the l)i-ii;]iti:sr. lif^lit of triumph our generation has seen, bursting from the cloiicl.s of defeat uncl discoiiru'fi"- ment. Lot inn .'uip-gest to yo-.i, however, that wo can contemplate, notliixiir uuirc {•rutify- inj,'- in eonnoction with tins asscmh a''o than the proof it afl'ord.s that the AmeV icaii p<:ople can be trusted to manage tho government which luis b«!en jrivcn into j to •their kccpinp. if then: are those who.' than could a man. by the extent to which our peoplo have been deceived anel misled, or who, wilb fear, 1mvi! siu-n heedIcs.Hnoss of the duty of citizenship open wide the door of vctr- rii|itin'r iiiduences, or who, witb sael fcji-fihcxllnx-s, have' behold popular rule nearing the fatal rocks of a dclmucheel Kiiffrase, or- who have mourned because appr-alS to Melfl.shness and promiscH of unequal advantages were apparently nnile.rminiii'r that pati-.ioti.sm whioli alone justifies our hope of national perpetuity, this occasion anil the events whie'.h Int inut ha.VB.lpd to it reinstate their faith their confidence iu their countrymen]. It It has seemed to those striving for better public sentiment, that The. disposition was pi-owing 1 ainnn^r our people to re- their g-overmueiit as a depository of individual bunelit-s, to l>p. importiuicd and thrrateneel, to be; despoilcel, let them take: | heed of the evieleiires now Vieforo our i eyes, that there is still abroad in the laud a contrail n^ belief that our g.ivornair-iil should be a source of Just and beneficent ml , out men at Homestead. 'Nine 'or more ! persons are_under arrest, ostensibly OL ^ less serious charges, but really for the purpose .of. averting....suspicion unt-i! others in the alleged conspiracy'.conic be apprehended. The only name giver is Roller I lieatty, \vho was arrested, a,' Louisville last night. It is stated that the chief cook insidf the Homestead mills confessed to hav ing placed poison -jii the foeid preparec for non-union men; that ho did so al the instigation of the strikers' commit tee. ami that he was also under pa j from Lho'm as well as from the Carnegie cumpany. If he causec deaths and sickness suflieicir frighten the non-union mei from the mill and compel the closing of -the- mill- he -sjiid--t.li.-i.t- he \vat U receive :?.j,iK)0. Two assistants wliour (lie engaged to aid him in his plot, it ii ! stated, bc'Ciunu frightened anel informed j Mr. Prick of the crime. This led to tin | arrest of the chief cook as stat'-c'd above I lie made a full confession. The mattei was kept quiet and workmen were in strueted.to.pet their.meals outside. Th< cook and two assistants were kep' tlie mill under close surveillance dur ing the time that meals were prep'arec inside. A number of workmen became sick, nnd Charles Glossier died twt weelcs after going to Homestead. i ,v ill Requieilion for Beattie. o, Pa., Dee. 13. —Deputy 11 made application thU morning to Governor Pattison for a rjijuisition on tho governor of Kentucky for the delivery of Rober' to the Allegheny county W, _F. Parks,,of .Fairfax,iDead.and.Charlc. 1 Shi'ckner Very Sick—Gaffoy Goes to tho Penitentiary for Life- Iowa News.' =W^F.—Parks,—o- Fairfax.'Ia., was asphyxiated by gas ii a room in the Traveler's hoine, Tliir teenth and Dodge streets, at an earl^ hour Monday. •• "~ Paries, and' Charles Shuckncr went te the home at 0 o'clock Sunday aiir after registering went put. At Q o'clonl they returned and retired. • About 1:15 o'clock, as the night clerl was passing through the hall," h ing open the door, -found both men ii an unconscious condition. The polic- and Dr. Towne were notified, but be fore either arrived Parks was dead Shucluier wiirreedver. Jn a memorandum book found il Parks' clothes was found: "LeftCeda Kapids December. Went to De.s .Moine. and then to Neola. AVent to biggcs hotel in town, but found no work." Parks was about 3a years old,'an/ was dressed in the garo of a mechanic Gaffey Cats a Life Sentence. in the case of Thomas Gaffey returner a verdict of guilty of murder-in the firs degree, after being- out less thaii twi hours. It, was -I o'clock when,the.easi. was given to them anel no one, nntici pitted an early decision, as it wa: thought that they would disagree. Th. lawyers and judge had all left the com- roeim when the bailiff in charge was in fin-rued that_ they _ha_d_ agreed. Thi. j tinge"anil lawyers "were found and tfK pmeiner brenigjtt ji-v-qin to the cour room. In solemn procession the jurj filed back to its place and the judge- read the verdict to the prisoner. I* —rtitf-grrHty of murder in the first degree and named the penalty as imprisoiimeul for- life.- —1'lie prisoner was --calm- us usual through nil the.trying ordeal "ani" has been since then. He has said thai i t Vivd ... ne> cspw-iul-L in Lores t.. to him. if would have been just the samp had il been the -death" sentence. Sunday he was even ealmJr than the night before- arid seems':to have little interest in the- verdict. His brother takes it. hard uno- •has - been h card tor say that i Mi e had had a revolver he "would have shot Tore ratlitVr than to .see liim go to the paui- lentiary. lii.s sister also takes it-verv- hard. The verdict meets the general approval of the people and will probably be final, although the defense had not yet decided the question of new trial or appeal. —- National-Guard Camping-Groun.djr PKH MOIXKK,.Dp?.- Tt!;—A^permlirYehr lamping gi-ovmd for each regiment auc tor the two brigades is at present a ro tjuin.'.iTii'.'it in National Guard circles The adjutant, general has asked that lo cations be i; ^miitted. The fruits of the appeal are matiiririsr. The citizens o: akis View, a pretty and prosperous summer resort, of Sae 1 . county, have offered., to (innate 100 acres of land for a -guard "camp. A- location .such as this would be appreciated by the soldier boys: -The lalce eontigu tins to the grounds would ae.li! ^rcutlj to the healtlifulness and attvactivencss of the camp. Tht''body of water sup ports a large number of steamers, sail boats and craft of various descriptions and many. Omaha, Sioux City and Council Bluffs families have cottages on it.-, shore. _ The Ohieagu.and.Nor-tlnvestern, which is the only road running din?ctly through the town, is also making strenuous efforts to fix that place as u permanent campi ground. W. M. Hamilton, of Lake View, was \il the gov ?vuor's ofliee and at the adjutaur ^euieral's headquarters. "Air. Hamilton was dispatched by Ins neighbors to laj. their offers before the proper rjflicials cieie.^ The Fourth regiment will prob .ibly be assigned to this cpinp. JAY GOULD'S WILL No Public Bequests, Not a Cent NEW YoRK-^Dcc. 0.— -An abstract p, th'e will^aiid codicils of '_ the hit^ Jay ' : -"" Dillou, counsel for tho executors, .The original will, is dated ^December g-t, 1885. Gould on the 10th day of Febru- _ first- codJeil t .-..-- sary, by the death of his wife. The second and third ccKlicila were executed on the 21st day of November, 1802. Taking the will and codicils together, the following is an accurate : and-f oil summary: : ....... .-'...•.':..• To his sister, Mrs. Northrop, and her three daughters ho gives" "ttu-eelqts in Camden, N. J.. oii whicJi "they livoi also a bequest to Mrs. .Northrop^ of 325^00 . and - o further sum 5f 82;000— -annually - ^during- — her life. A similar bequest of 325,000 and an annuity of 33.000 j a made 'his sisters, Mrs. .Anna- Q. Hough and Mrs. Elizabeth Palen, _and-_to._.his. urolh'er, Abraham Gould. To his daug-hter, Helen M Gould, he gives in fee simple and- absolute, the 'house in .which he lived at^STp Fifth avenue and all the contents' therein. To his sou Edwin he (fives in fee simple and absolute the house at No. 1 East Forty-seventh street, with all the contents thereto- To his .daughter Helen he made a ^pecifle bequesj^of his portrait painted er J ._H^_jtlso__gives_to .his elen, -.____ daughter Helen, until the youngest ch il d shall arrive at age, the iise o f " h is residence- at Irvington, commonly called "Lyndhuret,", free of taxes, and all , tlie contents therein, and also the sum of 30,000 per month, stating that this is done in the expectation that tho minor children, Anna and Frank J., as well as his soii, Howard, will during the period above providecljfor make tlieirjiome with his daughter ITeleh. To his namesake" and grandson, Jay Gould, son of George J. GoTildr'Jie "gl -Ves~thitrHiinT of ?5007000rto be held in trust for. said son by George J. Gould, with the authority to apply SB-.pected Murderer Captured. Lix^'ta.s-. la.. Dec ~ 13.—Tht .turtling ue\vs has leakcwl ou't that Dat Viators, the suspected murderer o: Robert IJiihlnn, of Moiimonth, is in jai at ()qua\vkii, 111. His capture has buei Icept a secret till now, a'nd it was onlj learned by diligent inquiry union;, wison oflicials. le, proudly .supi>orte(! b.y fro'tne;i, protected by their care an'tl watch ulness, , . and rcluvninjr to all our people, with e-qual j authorities. Heattie is under ar- hand the safety an<l happiness it holda ' rest in Louisville charged with In store.for them. . . . . " e eal iel1 Umt < "" R11|)l ' ul o£ Uu; our the'.r prinesiplcs to their intellisvm-e: nnd Uielfrnicut are - not in vain. the! thought must not escape us thuL while people, will, In the end, repav with support tho political party "which reason, instead of broad pre]uili<"es selfish interests, they \villsiirely i-evrn^e themselves upon those who eleceive: or betray them. Tho national democracy and its allies iu political principles rejoice; over defeat of t.hose whose fate; is full of instruction anel warning-. While we tlnel in our triumph a result of popular intelligence, which wes have aroused, iincl a. consequence of pop- '. iilar vigilance, which we have stimulated, I let ua not for a moment forget that our accession te> power '• will find neither this intolliffc nee. •; ilor this viifilaneo dead or sliimhitrin^. We I are thus brought face to fnce with this reflection that if we were not to be tor-i men ted by the: spirit which we ourselves ' have culled up, we must bear, above vie- , torious snouts,: the rail of om- fallow- countrymen to public rtnly ami must put . on a ffiirb be (it ling public' servants. j The Kciitiiiieut sii^p-esteel by thin neon- n'.on, which shoulel dwarf al'l others, has : I'olation Iu the I'e.spiHiMhility whierh nwaits j those who now -rejoice -in victory. l( \ v( . j redci'm the promises \vi; have aiadi' to the* | voters of our land, the diftiuulty of our | task can harelly be e.va^Kfe'i-atee'l. (.'ondj-' lions involving, the most" important inler- ' nsU must be: reviewed and moditicil, ami perplexing problcui:i inoniieiii^f our Mifetv must be settled. Above all, nnd ns tlu: ullimiite object, of nil we do, the i-i-fhts felonious assault, Kan-ell says there is evidence at hand to show tir.it . ""' - ">"-'ti!.st.s at the Carnegie ; Wl 'rUs in Homestead, and that the facts implicate others who also will be placet- under arres t. . THE DAKOTAS. North Dakota Is for Weaver. UISMAKCK. Doc. 13.—The official returns on the recount of the vote of Nelson county give a sufh'cient majority to elect all the Weaver elcetors.. The 7 oliieial vote on presidential elector.' now stands: Clark, rep., 17,4'JO; Wain berg, rep., 17,500; Ycager, rep., 17,-1(J2: Burnett, Weaver, 17,511; Uondc.svedt \\eaver, 17.ii'.)7; Williams. Weaver, 17,Kl. Kond«!svedt has SS majority, Williams 5'.) iind Hiu-nett, 10. The: only other contest yet unsettled is that of Kmmoris county. If the court should order a recount of this county, anel the; original decision of the county canvassing board be changed, it would add to the; majorities of the Weaver elect, ors. Nothing Serious at Bolknap Agctcy. ST. PAUL, lice. 13.—Uenoral. Merrill commandant of this department, re ceiVed information yesterday that tlu trouble at He.-ilcnap agency w;us over II^s advices state that a drunken or in Tho Good Slvp Iowa. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.—The report o 1 the secretary of the navy, which wil \y} sent to congress today, will coutatt the first ofik-ial announcement that tin iiamc of "Iowa" has been selected foi the .line of battle ship now buildin.-; .it Cramp's yard. This vessel is of thr type whieh is given the name of some •iLate.-and~t.hi: .so.lo. tion of the liawkc-.y* common wealth will probably result ii buyiug-thcj., vessel a stand of colors, a silver .service or some other appropriate token from its '"godfather." . , , , and the we.lfn re of our people in cvoi-v"po- H!inu " ltlltl » shot Ajyent fsimmoos in tlu ' Hition in lifo must be placedtipon u piano of opportunity nnd advaniutre i am . ihe wU:iam ot the when he endeavored to quid him i Tllie.cuiprit lied and the trouble ceased -^ SimliiouV wounds are not serious. Cut Her Throat With a Razor. MANNI.VU, Dec. 13.—Mrs. LI. M. FrLs Die, a lc:icliii!4- uumbar the tho M. 12 ;hureh at Coon Rapids and who woi oroimnently identified with eharitabk ind temperance work, cioiuiiiitted sui :ide by cutting her throat with a rux.or i>ho retired to Jiur room during- tlie af I.ernoon, telling- her family that ^*? intended, to Uike a nap. Whan he: husband came home to dinner she hac liot arisen anil iio answer was jjivlsiF tc his knocks on the door or his calls. Oi breakinjr open the door he found hi/' .v-iff lyin*.; on the Ijc.-d with her tbrrjal :ut and :i bloody ra/.or on the floor Live wits not yet extinct, but befort iicdictal aid cuiil:l be reached she died l'he \voiuan-was no do\ibt temporarily msaiii!, but she appeared to he.rationa' ,ip to tho ln-ur of her i-etiremimt, 1C •«st. Burning of n Big Barn. DKS MOI.VKS. -!)ce. i;i.— The barn 01 Bllis V. Handall. llie largest one in tlu jounty, located about ten miles north .-ast of this city, won burned Saturdav aij^'ht with all its contents, consisting af abonf. 100 tons of hay and several thousand hurhcls of j<r.rain, Loss about of said grandson, and to pay pne>fotirth of.the .same.to him .at the ago-of So, one- fourth at the age of 30 and tho remain- der'at 35, with the power to pay the same at earlier periods at the discre- fcion of liis father. To his son, George J. Gould, he makes a bequest substantially in the following words: "My beloved son, George J. Gould, having developed re- -markable-businoss-ability, and having for the past five years taken entire charge "of "all Iny-^limcul^irrtcrasG, f hereby fix the value of his services at S5,'000,000, payable as follows: Five hundred thousand, in cash, less the amount advanced by me for tlie purchase of n house for him on Iri'fth ave- uue,_New York city; ,%00,000 in Missouri Pacific 0 per cent mortgage bonds- S500.000- in St.-Louis r lron-Mountaki -and-Bouthern- Railway company's con- sqlidated u per "cent"" bonds; Sf>00,b6a in Missouri Pacific railroad trust 5 per cent bonds;'10,000 shares of Manhattan railway stock; 10,000 shares of Western Union stock and 10,000 shares of Missouri Pacific stock, all to bo taken and treated ns worth par." IIa_apppints as cxccutora.. and trustees of the. will his sons, George J. Gould T Edwin Gould and Howard Gould, and his daughter, Helen M. Gould, with the provision that in caso a vacancy shall happen by death or otherwise his BOD, Frank J. Gould, is to be an executor and trustee when he shall reach the age of 21 years, and in case of another vacancy ho appoints his daughter, Anna Gould, to fill such vacancy when she shall reach the ago of 21 years; no bonds to be required ejf the executors and trustees. George J. Gould and Helen M. Gould- are- appointed guardians of Anna 'M. Gould- and Frank Gould during their' minority. All the rest of the estate is devised and bequeathed to said executors and trusteed in trust, first to divide tho same:'iiitcrsix-equal-parts of slYa-fes'arid to -hold and invest one oil such shares for each of said children— George J. Gould, Edwin Gould, Howard Gouki Frank J. Gould, Uclcn M. Gould and Anna Gould—with authority to collect and 'receive and apply the income thereof to each child for life; with power to each to dispose of the same by will in favor of their issue, and in case of death without issue tlie share of tho one dying to go to the surviving brothers and sisters, share and siiarc per stirpe.s, and not njfr capita. Ho directs that no deduetjpm.s shall be made by reason of any gifts or advancements heretofore made to or for ally of tho children. In case of differences of oplnioi. among the executors and trustees as to managing the estate, he directs that as long as there are five ex<jcutor,s and trustees the decision of four shall be conclusive, and when four, tlie decision of three shall be conclusive, with provision in the codicil of November 21, 18U1I, as follows: .;•_; "To::better protect: and conserve .the values of my properties,_I _direefc a nd provide that the shares of- any railway or other incorporated companies at any time held by my executors and trustees shall always be voted by them or by proxies at all corporate meetings as a' unit, and in case any said executors and trustees do not csncur as to how suuh stock shall be voted, then, in view of the fact that my son, George ,I. Gould, has had the management of my said properties, and is familiar with them and with other like properties, I direct nnd provide that in such event his judgment shall control, and he hereby is authorized and empowered to vote said shares in person or by proxy in such manner as.liis. judgment sliall.dic- tate, l' There is a provision in the will that Ihc property of his daughters bo for their sole and separate use- free, from .my estate or control of their husbands Iind prohibiting all dispositions for charges for any legal services, or byway of anticipation' or otherwise. There .is a provision that if any of the. children shall marry without 'the eon- sent of a majority of the <':.\i-<:ntors and trustees, then the share allottd to such child shall be reduced one-half, and'the other half of such sh,orc shall be transferred to such persons an under. f,h,e Jaw.s of the state of New York would take the same if tho testator died testate. in- — A 5-cent postage stamp ( lqhuecl in AU -tiiim n (hi r 1 n ({.thurco of tulerftc Now York recently for $7tW. . ^ J^^agggggggE THE FEDERATION OF LABOR Nteetmg—of-the United States Represented of President CSmpersi-Seore tary. Evans' Report ical Independence nail, where, more'? than a century ago, the fathers of the-' republic assembled to throw ofE the/ yoke of Britteh^jmtjiority, there were, gathered together Monday the . rep- _ , resehtatives of a powerful movfe- m ent~ for the—emancipa I ionp upliftingf-:: and dignifying of labor—tne Americtuii": Federation of Labor. Tho opening^ scenea-of -- the twelfth 'annual 'confess :very much resembled thoseof ttSB^pre^r-^ ceding one. There were many new/ faces among the delegates;--and.alsc.. .many old f aces,..and .lieart.y_...greetingfs__ were exchanged ns acquaintances that had been iormed at last year'3 convention at Birminghum, AlaV;- and. previous gatherings were renewed^ Among the cities represented by. delegate.-*were New York, St Paul, St.' Louis,. Detroit," Indianapolis, Pifctsburg, ~ Wheeling, ^Louisville, San Francisco,Cincinnati, Columbus, Milwaukee, "O i i i aliir^Clit crfgoj EaE 6 pBigHr == Ertttte r;: Rock, Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Duluth, and Birmingham, Ala,;: while among the organisations, represented were the "foUowingrBak'ers' In-" ternational union. Barbers' International union. Boilermakers' Intorua- Uonal union, Boob and Shoe "Workers' International union, Brewery Workers" National union, Carpenters and Joiners of America, -Carp«riters~anc[Joiners Amalgamated society, Cigarmakers' In- ti-nal Protective Association pf. America, Furniture Workers' International »uio»-,-(J-Uus!>-Kmplo.yca' National uaso- citition, Garment workers, Horse Col- larnialcers' National union,- Iron-Mould- ors 1 Union of JS'orth-America, Iran, and Steel Workers', Lasters' Protective- , union, .Mine workers', Q.uari-ymens'.JSTa^.- --._ tional union, Saddle and llarnessmak- cr.s' National association,-" Tailors" U. of A., Tanners' and Curriers' Brotherhood, and Federated Trades' Council, of Milwaukee:; Typographical (German).. Typographical International union. Wood Workers' International union. ~ Electrical—.Street-Gar E-rnployes—Kte« trical Linemen and Wircmeu's union Federated Labor Unions, Firemeirs Protective union, Hod Carriers' union. Musicians' Protective union, Musicians 1 Mutual Benefit association, Street Hail-' ' > way Employes, Central Labor unions oi H OR to ii and Cleveland, Federations .ol Labor, of Baltimore, Dallas and Nevt .York; Federated .Trades Assembly, of Portland. "().;' Council of ""'"'Federated ' Trades of the Pacific coast; Trade iind Labor assemblies of St. Louis, Denvor- nnfl Chicago; Trade and Labor union, of Detroit; Trades' Assembly,of Duluth. and the Trades' Council, of Birmingham, 1 Ala. The convention was called to cvder- • at 10:5(} o'clock by President Gompor^. I.I. L. Miner, of Philadelphia- Typographical union No. 0, introduced Gee.-. L. Chance, president of the.union, who delivered the address of .welcome.. The • annual address of Preside-in""." Gomper.s in full would fill an entire page of a newspaper, but its chief interest lies in-his ri':narksiipyn the great hibor disturbances of the past year. He- took up in .succession tho Tennessee, miners'troubles, the Homestead ntt'air. the BuJl'alo switchmen's strike .!!J.Ul., r JUUi.._:C.ijeur _ d'Alene miiiiny .disturbances. Referring to thV" Homestead .strike Mr. Gomper.s. characterised the. Pinker ton men aft. : '1111'armed band of marauders, sailiiH'-'- uider 110 flag, owing allegiance to iu> rtlato or-country r and consequently...by the laws of all nations considered pirates." lie denounced in most severir terms the action o£ Judge i'a^cson in sitting as a committing magistrate ami cited the different treatment accorded ihe indictee! mill . men and the • capitalists as a striking commentary on the constitutional declaration that all men are equal before the law. In the Buffalo strike Gompers declared that because .soma.irrespon&ible.- persons, not strilcers, destroyed .same worthless cai-s the entire militia of the state of New -York was-called-out to compel men to go to work regardless ol their inclinations. Ueforring to the Couer d'Alenusti-ikii he declared that Lhe United Suites judge and the commander of the federal troops combined to prevent the constitutional right of free assemblage and enforced their e;dict that an employer should r.ot carry on his business if he employed union men. In this connection he recommended that a demand bt- made for an investigation of the conduct of tho.'judiciaLand.mi^tairy-iafEairs--..-.-. In tlieTTninirig" regions of Idaho. -a --President Gompers dealt briefly-with the question of unrestricted immi^-ra- tion, which he declared to be a great injury to the country. Ue urged that. " tlie; alien contract labor law should be made more stringent. Tho relations of the federation with the Knights of Labor he regretted to say were not cordial, owing to the insulting attitude of the knights at the Birmingham convention. Mr. G o in pel's . closed with an appeal for concerted political action in and among working- ineii. Secretary Evan's report in substiinc,- is as follows: During the year commeneing'.No.yem- berdl, 1601, and..ending Octobeiir.-m", 1802, 277 charters have been issued, in- eluding' locnl unions, central 'bodies and slnta federations in tbii-ty-tvv.. stales of tho union. In addition to'the--, above;, eight charters have been issueu.- to national unions, making a total fit" 285 for the year, the largest number^ of charters that have been isstictd during uny om-. year since; the Americitn 'Federation of •• Lai,or has been organized. Tho totii! receipts rind expenses for the year ending October 31, 1802, were: JleooipU, i?yr>,ni)0.. r >7; expenses, S18,aL'-l.GO; balance jn handy STjIitJti.lB, The report concludes with tho recom- mcsndation that the govcrtnment take some action towards reducing, the num- .- ber of unemployed men by agitating 1 u xcd4»c.ti 071—i a—tlic—hour«-of-l-;tbOR-in-al4— trader where It is possible to do so. •~ • . ri ' • ,_. •„•_...:• __A... C

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