The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on November 2, 1894 · Page 8
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Carroll, Iowa
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HON. JOHX P. DUNCOMBE. Continued from stet/i. page. 8200,000* which a Republican congress, with n surplus of 8100,000,000 in tbe U. 8. treasury hiul refused, and refused to give any relief for over 32 years since a Republican congress in 1861 nnd 1862 robbed these settlers'of their liornes, ninny of whom held patents signed by Abraham Lincoln. It enacted over 200 laws for the benefit of tho people in different sections of tbe country. It has restored public confidence so that tbe clearing houses ol the country and the bank statements nnd the prico of labor all show ns well as they did before tlio la to Republican calamity howlers' pmiic. It bus started up the work shops nnd factories a.11 over tho country nnd started] tariff legislation in the direction of morality and justice nnd away from the direction of plunder, robbery and slavery. When we consider ihe tremendous power of tho opponents of n revenue tariff, their wealth, their unscrupulous dishonesty, their reckless deception of the people, their hired McKiuleys, Tom Reeds and other protection "lobbyists and protection attorneys and the efforts made by Republicans to defeat revenue tariff legislation, in congress, we are astonished at the vast amount done by this Democratic congress, with n senate almost a tie, and with 3 or 4 protection Democrats fighting ngdiriBt their party for protection. Now do the people desire to go back on the party that has given these great benefits to the plain, patient, Inxpayinp people of the west? Then let them vote for one who will vote. for McKinleyism. Do you wish to restore the one and two dollar tariff on lumber for the benefit of a few rich owners of pine lands • and at an additional cost to every farmer and laborer in the nation?' If you do, .you should vote for one who will in congress vote to restore this tariff tax on lumber. If you do ,not, as honest men, you should vote for a man who will always vote for free and cheaper-lumber. Do you want the tariff tax restored on wool and woolen goods, and thereby add more than half a million dollars annual burden to the people of every congressional disitict in Iowa? If so, as honest men, vote for the man who voted for this 'tax and will vote to restore it if elected to congress. If you do not believe in placing such a burden on the people, but favor free wool, and a reduction of the tariff tax on woolen goods from 98 per cent to 48 per cent, more than one half, reduction as made by the present law, as honest men you should vote for a man who will stand by free wool, cheap clothing and cheap blankets, and who. will do something for the farmer and laborer of tbe west ra.ther than do all for the plutocrats of the east. If you approve of the action of congress in putting 8300,000,000 on the tax- rolls of the country, which heretofore has been withheld from taxation for state, county and municipal purposes, you, as honest men, should vote for the party thnt has done this, and against .the party thnt has refused to do it for over one-third of a century. [ J %££;£. INCOME TAX. Do you approve an income tax to help out a treasury almost bankrupt by Mc- Kinleyiem? By this law incomes less that §4,000 ate exempt from taxation. During eight years from 1862 to 1870 over 8550,000,000 was raised by taxes levied on incomes. Are the necessities of war greater than the disgrace of a bankrupt treasury made so by Republican legislation? The present enactment is for only five yearB and it Democrats remain in power and continue the . economy now commenced, by that time it may be unnecessary to continue thte law. But what is wrong in such a law? Suppose one man can make 810,000 annually by his brain as a lawyer or minister, or some other way ; should he be placed on an equality in taxation with'a laborer on the railroad with a family of a dozen children and earning 11.25 per day? I think not, I think there ia no wrong in taxing the capacity of one to earn . $10,000 in this way, as well aa to tax the twenty farmers who make $500 each on their farms. It you agree with me vote for a man who will atund by your principles whiub have been put into effect by the Democratic puny. If you do not, us bpnesi men, you should vote lor man who will work to prevent the taxation of the wealth of the cunt, maue to a very great extent out of the toil ot the west under the injustice of high protection. Do you wish to repeal this law and cutoll' this source of annual income of about 130,000,00 and thereby add this 130,000,000 to the burdens of taxation to the plain people of the country,of which Iowa will bear an added annual burden of ut leant $1,000,000 more than with it, and thiH congressional district an added burden of at least $90,000 annually. If so, as honest men, vote for the man who did vote against thin law, or who will votfl to repeal it if elected to congress. If you prefer that the law remain on the BUI lulu books UH honest men, vote tor the man- who will vote against thm repeal, Do you wish to condemn the action of tho Democratic parly in congress, in removing the tariff tux from lumber, from Bull, from binding twiue, from oils, from cliDiniculH, from paints, and from u hun- di'od other urtiuleB of consumption, necessary to life? If you do vote for the man who will restore those unjuut tariff tuxes. If you do not then vote for the man who will BUBtuin your principles. BUCIAlt TUIIBT. * Take the now tnrilf on Hiigur and com pare it with tho old Republican Mu- Kinley tariff and it ututidu out brightly in the oompiiriuou. Lul im oxuuiiue it for u moment. This country consumes nearly one- third of the(!,COO,000 toim of nuj{ar manufactured in the world, or about 1,000,000 tons. The raw Biigur oeste abroad un uvoniL'o of about ii^j cents per pound. The iO par cunt uuder tbe now law would bo on thin uno oont per pound. The MuKinley tariff KUVU onivhulf cunt per jiuuud on rolluwl uugur for the butuv lit of tho American rolinor—tho great augur trust. Tlio now law t'ivos ouo- oighth of u wul per pmmd on the biuno bind of Buuur. Thus given tlio uuKU trust throo oiuhtliB of a cent pur jiouu more vindur tho MuKinluy low than un o>r the new law. On 1,000,000 tone, or 8,800,000,000 poundu thmi-ohihthB of a i»nt per pound would bo |14,2&p,000 uor« on tW« it?W Uluue under tho Mo- Kiuley law than under the new law. No wonder thnt Havemeyer the head o£ this great trustj testified that he preferred the McKinley law to the new law. To this must be added about $12,000,000 bounty for sugar makers, amounting to a donation 826,250,000 nunually, not a dollar of which went to the government. The 40 per cent new tariff on imports it. i^ estiimiled will produce for the U. S. treasury about $40,000,000, more or loss, annually, this saving that amount, which if removed from sugar must be imsed from .aril! taxes levied on other articles which the people use. Already llnyemyor nnd Senrlos have been indicted in Washington. Already by the taking iiway of this great advantage to the sugar trust, thnt curse to the American people, that lusty child of McKinleyism, has become crippled, the price of sugar has not been raised and the people have been saved the payment of this 826,250,000 annually to sugar raisers and the sugar trust. O:;OR il not look n little "gnlly" for Republicans who have had such a tariff on sugar for 30 years that n dollar would only buy 8 pounds of sugar, to complain of a luriffl law that enables 20 pounds to be purchased for a dollar and 840,000,000 tariff taxes to be laved on sugar, thai must be raised some way, or the nation become bankrupt? Do you wish to restore this McKinley tariff on reftned sugar, which enabled fV>o "iignr trust to pay 74 per cent dividend the first year of the McKinley tariff law, 150 per cent tbe second year, 175 per cent the third year, and at the average rate of 235 per cent for the fourth year, excepting less than two months in which the new law has been in force? If you do, then as honest men you should vote for the man who will in congress vote to restore the MeKinley law. If you do not, then you should as honest men vote for a man who approves of the reduction of the tariff three- eighths of a oant pfif pound on refine 1 sngar. '. The Democratic house passed a bill taking all this tariff off from refined sugar. Why did not the Republicans in the senate vote for the bill if they are honest in their'pretenses of favoring free sugar? Will they do it when congress meets in December? The bill is still pending in the senate. The Democrats in the house, in 48 hours, passed bills making free sugar, Free iron ore and free coal. The senate could have passed these bills in 48 hours if a few Republican senators had acted with the Democrats and taken the place of three or four Democratic senators who were opposed to these bills. The truth is, these men are not honest. Tf such a law should be passed, one of the chances to howl calamity against the Democrats would be taken away. Even now, as prosperity is spreading her bright wings over the country, these trained calamity howlers are sad and in mourning. They are compelled to get some new political war cry, or join in the general rejoicing in the restoration ot good times which are now coming, from the Democratic legislation already accomplished. TAXED LIQUORS. Another thing that I forgot to mention which congress has done is, it has added n tax of 20 cents per gallon on distilled spirits, raising the tax from 90 cents to 81.10 per gallon. This will increase the government revenue about $20,000,000. Would you prefer to hnve this tnx raised on liquors or on the necessaries of life? If yon prefer to raise this sum on spirits, you should vote for a man who will keep it there. If you prefer to relieve liquor from this tax, and place it on the necessaries of life such as the common people use, you should as honest men. vote for a man who will in congress vote to relieve liquors and vote against this law just passed by a Democratic congress. TAXED PLAYING OAT1DS Another thing that congress has done is, it has placed a duty on playing cards. From this source it is estimated that over $3,000,000 revenue will be derived. Do you wish to repeal this law and raise this $3,000,000 by a tax on the comforts and necessaries of life? If. you do you should vote for o man who will give the card players nnd gamblers free curds, and the poor man taxed clothing. But if you approve of this tax, you should vote for a man who will stand firm and retain it. THE SILVKIl QUESTION. Every true Democrat believes in such legislation as will restore silver to its true position an money, which the Republicans in 1873 demonetized. The only question is, how shall this be done? If it can be done at the ratio of 16 to 1, then no Democrats would oppose that ratio. No rash legislation, however, should at present, when everything is favorable, be enacted. I (irmly believe that it will be but n short time when silver can bo restored ut this ration for the proportion of gold discovered the last three yearehaB vastly increased oyor 'hat of silver and thie cannot continue much longer, or it may become necessary to make the ratio loss than 1C to 1. BTH1KF.H. Our Republican friends have, in order 10 create disuoulout and dissatisfaction among the laborers' of the country, against tho Democratic parly, complained about strikes which have occurred within the lust year. If tho grounds of those complaints were all just, against whom should these complaints be made? Who paused all the laws effeoting laborers and in force when these strikes took place? It WOB the Republican purty. Hut what dnoB the history of strikes in (lie United States uhow? 10 it truo that under u protective tariff there wore no Blrikos? Whut party was in power wheii tho strikes of 1873 4 uluriii- od thu whole country, and whou trumps wore found evory where? Whut party was in power when tho strikes of 1877-8 took place; when tlio railroads woro stopped by strikers and millions of dollars of property burned and destroyed ut Alloghuny Oily, PoniiHylvanla, ar.d when tho soldiers woro culled out uud shot down those strikers? The Republican purty. Whut purty wus in power ut the time of tho Uuruogio strike, when there wus \vur bptwoun the Pinkorlons uud tho atrikors? Wus it uot thu Kojmblioun purty? Whut party wus in power when the striken among the coul miners in the HuckioK Valley took place, which required tho urmy to bo culled out? Wus 11 uot Ihe KopuWiuuu party? Were not ill these strikes prior to the last presi- dental election? i ommencing with Nov. 8. 1888, when Harrison waa elected over Cleveland, tor one year, there were strikes enough to cover four columns of the Daily. Chronicle in which they were published .in the month of October, 1894. Of those strikes only 26 were ia unprotected industries, and almost ten times tlmt number in the protected industries, nnd nine tenths of them caused by a proposed reduction ot •wages. i'nese fuels were collected from the report (if strikes contained in Bradstrect's reports, n, wholly disinterested and un- authority. Do UepuulicAn speakers -and editors think the people have lost all their sense aud memories ? Or do they think they will be led by prejudice caused by the liaid times created by Kepubllc|n laws? The Brat year ot the Harrison administration was no exception in this respect from the other three years. Is uot this a complete answer to the jlaini nirtde, that all was lovely for labor luring McKiuleyism? ,, FA1LITKBB. Tbe effects of McKinleyism upon business are seen best by comparing the number of failures that ocuured during tlie four years tbe McKinley law was in operation with the failures immediately preced ing that time. JUnring the year preceding the time tills high protective tariff law took effect, the failures in the United States were 10,007. During the first year that law was in effect the failures increased to 12,278. During the second year there were 10,270 failures and during the third year ot McKinleyism the failures were increased to 16,650. During the ten months of the last year of McKinleyism I have no report, but since the new tariff law took effect failures hnve rapidly decreased, and when business settles down under the new tariff law failures will still more decrease. Do Republicans think the people are so careless and thaoghtless as not to note facts when failures are falsely laid to the success of the Demoeratic party ? ATTACKS ON WAG K9 DURING THK MCKINLEY LAW. Commencing wivli .October 9,1890, when the jicKiuiey law took t-Ifeet, during that mouth, after that date, there were 19 cases of attempted reduction of wages of labor, which resulted, in actual reductions of wages, lock outs ot strikes. In November there were 24 .cases of like character; in December 51 caue6; in January, 1891,86 cases; in February 64' cafes; In March 69 cases; in April 41 cases: in .May 70 cases; in June 38 cases; in July'46 cases; in August 42 cases; in September 87 cases, and to October 9,1891, ten cases making a total for tbe first year of AlcKinleyitm with its professed friendship for labor of 5H7 at' lacks on the wages of labor. During the second year of McKinleyism there were 644 attacks on wages, resulting iu lockouts,strikes or reductions, »nd in the first week in October, 1892, there were more of these attacks on labor than tor any other week during the first two years the McKinley tariff law was in force, and ,his was all before the last election of Mr. Cleveland, when every branch of the gov- ernment,exeeutive,legislativeHnd|judlci»l, was in. the complete control of tne Kepub- icafi party. • IPtiat caused these demands for reduced wages ? Was it Democratic success ? Did uot the Republican party promise increased wages? IKheu these laboring men had voted for protection in 1888, they were promised increased wages, but instead of that; whon protection was increased, and foreign markets were closed by this enormous, ungodly tariff, laborers were required to submit to a reduction of wages, and when they refused, unnaturalized foreigners took their place, or the mills were closed. Did you ever go through the factories of New England? . , If you,did not how many of|thelftborerg there are French Canadians who cannot speak the English language'/ How many Huns, Slavs and Italians work on our pubic works? Foreign labor Is admitted free and substituted for domestic labor, while clothing and living is protected by raising the price of the comforts and necessaries of life. Give American laborers an equal chance iu the price of living, make no tariff except to raise revenue to support the government,, economically administered, ana American labor will be belter supported, more independent, less liable to strike* and will be better off and happier in every BVft V Every roan of any sense knows that labor sells in the open market to the highest bidder. That its price is regulated, like the price of corn and everything else, by supply and demand. The protectionist buys his labor as cheaply as he can posMbly Bet it. The man who has no protection buys his labor as cheaply as hu cap got it. It makes no difference how rich th«man may be, he buys his labor at Its market price, and the only way the laboring man can be aided i» by having his taxes reduced and his living mad* cheaper. This is done und«r a Democratic revenue tariff, but It cannot be done by robbing the poor to make Urn rich richer under a high protective tariff. A. P. A. 1 ought to say a few words about the A. 1'. A., or know uoliiiiigabbociatlon. 1 commenced voting In 1862 and 1 have voted every time for Oemociullc candidates foi presidents and have passed llirouuli one period ot American history, during which religious intolerance ruled the country;during Which it was celled to mina thnt trebdoui of religion wan iirst publicly OBtabllBlied by Lord Baltimore, a Catholic, In ^Maryland, i well remember Uio BtcugKlo durlugtUo ttttlus to put down Hits religious Intolerance. That struggle was made by the grand! old Democratic party,the party of Itio people. Another strugidp has begun. Again have some of the people become frightened ny imaginary wrongs; and who now must light thu political battles to put down ru ilL-iouu fuuatlciaiu and rolltUoutt Intoller mice? mil It be the Republican party? (Jau you lind a word Iu any Kepublicnii platform denouncing or oven mildly op- pOHliiK tills unconstitutional doctrine of Uits sucrut prescriptive organization V Can you ilud a speaker Iu that party, unless a Catholic who dare open Ills month and ilpnounce this unjust, unreasonable,, uu patriotic cabal ? 1 tblnk not. H will be the duty of tho Democratic part) to again hold aloft the glorious bau- n«r of religious tolerance and rellelmm freedom; lo again prove to tho world that iiny man who is good enough to fight for his country IB good enough to hold ofllco, If hit is Goiuputeut and honest. (Chat! Will you proscribe the 800,000 CuUioltcv who fought for tbe Union and civil ami rullglousTlbertyin our late wxr? is a iiiuii unlit to hold ofll«o on aeoonnt hh religious liellofjlu a country in which religion* liberty U established by the constitution? Is a man who will face the ciuinmiH inoutli to save your country and mine, 1111- IH to uui'vo tlmt country In a civil otilm becouso Ills religion does not agrou with yours and mine? Tliu people must with a mighty arm put downsuuli folly and Injustice. Tliu lion hftulat public opinion must stamp out suitu Intolerance or our liberties am i myth and our boasted freedoiu tyranny. Such societies, like all conspirator* u) ways meet In secret and ludurkiuwMm' they lovu darkness r»th«r th»u light lm- c»u»e tuelrdoedsftreeVII. 1 hav* no time to Ulk about tui) "tali policy of tut) uarllet. U U enough to know that any party'tb»t will glvu » bounty and special privilege to a mm whom ty law that same party has imui< criminal U not (It to rule tbls »Ut*>. Ills enough to know that any patty that will legalize the sale of liquors In this state nnd then refuse to allow those 11 quors to be manufactured here, but pay millions of dollars to our neighbor states tor these liquors, Is too cowardly and too unjust to mve the control of Iowa. The present Republican eovernoi was not elected by « majorty of tne votes of Iowa. The Republicans of the last legislature were not elected by a majority of tiio votes of Iowa. The minority of the peoole of Iowa tiuf.- imposed n law on Iowa that Is a disgrace to her intelligence and tlm child of fnlfte pretense and fraud,»nd the sooner the people adopt tho Democratic doctrine on til's question the better for all. Now, fellow citizens, I hnve presented a few ot the principles of tbe Democratic party. If you approve of them vote for men who will carry them out. If you oppose them vote for men who will opposo these principles, mid in conr'usion 1 want to say to vou that we have heard much about the death of the Democratic party,even as some are talking today, but let me tell you that when the prlnciplpR nf thfi Democratic party die,let them appear under whatever form civil, and religious liberty will perish forever In the United States. BISHOP MARTY AS A POLITICIAN. Bonds Lvtteri to South Dakota PrlMta Urging Them to Support Futttgttw. Sioux FALLS, S. D., Oct, 81.—A sensation was sprung in South Dakota political circles when it was learned that Bishop Marty, the Catholic bishop of Booth Dakota, had sent out letter* to the priests of the state urging them to use their Influence for the re-election of Senator Pettigrew. On the letters are written with typewriter the list of tho Republican legislative candidates, and underneath, in pencil, is this: "Please use your influence for the election of tbe abore named candidates, to the end that Pettigrew may be sent back to the senate. M. MARTY, Bishop." The bishop, in an interview, admits that he wrote the letters, saying he be- lieTea that the election of Mr. Pettigrew an important matter just now for tbe prosperity of the state as a whole, aa de- nning ita position on financial questions. Chairman Smyth* DraouncM Bolton. OMAHA, Oct. 81.—Chairman Smyths •f tbe Democratic state central committee has issued an address to the party declaring that the element known ai the administration wing, which bolted the state convention, is using every effort to elect the Republican state ticket. He calls upon all loyal Democrats to repudiate the bolters. The element denounced declare that they are the ttraigbt Democrat* and that they did not quit the convention until it fused with the Populists. K|an -Prove! to B* a Noted Crook. KANSAS CITY, Oct. 81.—Edward Egan. who was killed by Governor Lewelling's nephew, Police Sergeant L. D. Hampton, n Kansas City, Kan., was identified Sunday as one of the smoothest crooks in the west. The officers say he is known to ;he police of Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Kansas City. OiutaT* tiitffner Shot Dead. KEOKCK, Ia., Oct. 8) .—Lawrence Rin- tle, a farmer living near here, saw Gustave Hoffner going across bis field. Bin<!• ordered him off. Haffner did not move fast enough and Ainkle shot him. Be has died since. Binkle was brought to Keokuk and lodged in the county jail. Boy Killed at a Fir*. DAVENPORT, Ia., Oct. 81.—The Better- dorf wheel works were almost totally de- itroyed by fire. Loss, 140,000*, insurance, |1H,000. The establishment was owned ind operated by the Eagle iron works of this city. A boy was killed by a horse- cart pawing over his neck. AbilBOton Ret frm. DBS MOINJM, Oct. 81.—"Nally" Me- EClwain and William Sampson, arrested a month ago for stealing a horse and buggy from District Attorney J. J. Davis upon a public street and then abducting Miss bockio Bhir, were tried and released. SANTA FE ARGUMENTS. Kansas Directors Under Judge Foster's Jurisdiction. OOUBT LISTENS TO EVIDENCE, Union Pnolflc Official. at Halt laka. SALT LAKE, Oct. Si.— A party of Union Pacific officials composed at President Olark, General Manager Dickinson, General Superintendents. Bancroft and MoConnell arrived here on their trip in•parting the property of the company. BBATRICB, Neb., Oct, 8].— Harry Tweedy ban »old the Odell Wave to Train & Wright of Summervile, Kan, The new firm will continne tbe operation of tbe paper at Odell. The new arrangement goes into offeot Nov. 1. Ifkwipuper MM DESMOINEB, Oct. Ul,— E. Clyde Be. i«ll, aastatant business munngor of the Dei Molnec Loader, died at As Cottage hospital, aged 34. Ho had been ill but three days with appendioitU. Hurlctl of Captain Hrldyman. KEOKUK, la., Out. 81. — Tbe funeral of Captain William B. Bridginau, recent commander of the United State* man-of- war Baltimore, who died at Seattle, was b*U in tub city. _ Gaudlaa* W1H Htund |>» VowiUrljr. TOBONTO, Out, Ul.— Tbe Canadian Knights of Labor have received notification from tho general assembly that an lew they drop their present friendly atti tudc toward Powderly they will be disfranchised. Tho local bodies have re •olved to stand by tbe late matter work' pum. _ CHuatlluii I.ouii I'lMUvd at Cloud Httttt, LONDON, Oct. HI. —The Dotutnlou of Canada loan of £3,860,000 in H per cant JjiBciibcl (jlDuli, repayable in ItflW, wliieli was iwmi'rt by the Bunk of Montr • ;l at u inlnirnnm price of OS, hits been idiot tod, The uvrrij;* price wus OH.8-9. The tenders totaled up £ll,!i04,000. *l«ila*M> Oi-t. BI.--AS u renult of the council liuld the uiiuiiture havu tendered their rasignatiuiuh MlulsUn has gone to inform tho queuu ru- tuu notion of the cabinet. Clfttm the Company HUB Abnit- itoned Its Original Charter and Is Subject to KIUIMB State tatri— Suit Against] Itookefeller for a Million IMtnrs JDinn- •tea — Two Suit* Against George Ooaltl. TOPEKA, Oct. ill.— In the United States court Tuesday morning, Judge C. GK Foster decided that the injunction proceedings brought against tho Santa Fe stockholders to 'prevent them from holding an election except by a cumulative ballot must be dismissed as to the nonresident defendants, but that the Injunction must hold as to tbe Kansas defendants. Judge Foster said that this case comes under the act of 1888, defining the district in which a suit may be brought and in accordance with that act the suit may be brought either in the district where the plaintiff resides or in the district where the defendants reside. The motion to dismiss the proceedings was then ordered in the case of the nonresident defendants, B. P. Cheney of Massachusetts, James A. Blair of New York and D. B. Robinson of Illinois, they being the only nonresident stockholders who had been served With processes of tbe court. Judge Foster then announced that as far u the Kansas defendants, C. K. Holliday, 0. 9. Gleed, E. Wilder and L. Bevery, are concerned, the injunction mwt hold, and it was so ordered. Original Chatter Abandoned. Mr. Wollman woe first to occupy the attention of tbe court with the introduction of the plaintiffs evidence. It con- listed of a number of extracts from the flnt volume ef printed . records, documents and papers prepared by the Santa Fe company. Mr. Wollman made a brief statement of the plaintiff's side of the ease, in which he said it would be shown that nearly every right the company was enjoying had been granted by the state and that by accepting these subsequent enactments, tbe roa£ had practically abandoned its original charter and had no right in law to cling to he old provisions regulating the voting. An affidavit from Mr. C. S. Qleed, one rffue defendant receivers, was Intro- laced, which declared that the Santa Fe ia4 never declared itself a corporation under the laws of Kansas and always claimed that it existed under its terri- orlal charter. He denied that the Kansas defendants hi the present action were conspiring or desirous of controlling the stockholders' meeting; he affirmed that only HO shares out of 1Q*,UOO,000 were owned by the four defendants named and hat they could therefore accomplish vssy Httla « they desired to control the meeting; he defied that the defendants ihaVavfused the plaintiffs any rights and hot ttie defendants were not trying to perpetuate themselves in office) he ftateed that the defendants bad only to assist to carrying out in tbe election -the unbroken usage of the 85 rears' existence of tke company and that tke plaintiff was setting up a claim to a right that waa contrary to fee charter and by-laws of the com- or Wait* Uoiuy |o LJv.dla. LoviX)M, Oct. Hi.— At tuu urgent roof tlw ozuriun tbe Prlnco am \ValuH have utttrted for Li and will travel night aud day uu- H| they gut tliuru. Att «f these t*f>tt. ..i.-r.c::j m \ nrWtt- hse*. plaintiff claims, wore fmndul«sit. Defendants at the time knew that each of the companies controlled by Rockefeller owed large Amounts ontaide of ttoalr funded debt and that the Pe&ok« com' pany -wns at the time insolvent; that in* stead of making the value of the Lake Superior Consolidated company's stock Worth 51 cents on the dollar, as Rockefeller promised it would, the stock of thefco otlier mines caused the value to dccro i=.(! !-o $10 for shares of f 100. Wh n Mnvritt askiid. Rockefeller to kc-up his promise nnd to loan him money ut the rate of 4'l cents on tho dollar and t.heln:t:cr at 26 cents, Rockefeller/e- fused nnd would give only 10 cents on the dollar. There will, it is said, be several more suits before the mnttor is ended. Th» capital of the consolidation was at first fixed at $3,000,000, but later, increased to $10,000,000. Two Suit* Against Oonld. JEPFERHON OITY, Mo., Oct. 81.—The sheriff of Miller county served notice on George J. Gould, president of the Missouri Pacific railway, for appearance in the Miller county circuit court to plead to two separate suits instituted by the minority bondholders of the Springfield, Warsaw and Sedalia Railroad company, aggregating about $250,000. The railroad in question is now in the bands of a receiver. It is alleged, among other things, that Mr. Gould it guilty of a breach of contract. Mr. Gould was also cited to appear and show cause' why he should not be fined $100 per day from April 7,1891, for acting as an officer of the road in question and an officer of the Missouri Pacific 1 at the same time, in violation of the state law. MYSTERIOUS DEATHS IN DENVER. ••cnt Society of Frenchmen Sappoud to Be Responsible For Several L|TM. DENVER, Oct. 81.— The evidence in tbe case of Mary Gontassoit, the French woman who was found apparently strangled to death early Sunday morning, leaves her death still a mystery. The coroner's jury oan only decide whether she was murdered or committed suicide. It is said that there Is a secret society on Market street known as the Macqnereaux, composed of Frenchmen who bring woman from France, they agreeing to pay a percentage to the society. ft is also said that the Maoqner- eanx have banded themselves under the highatanding name of "Les Chevaliers d' Amour." The polled believe this organization is responsible for the death of Lena Tapper, who was strangled in nearly the same way as was Mary Con- taisoit, in the same vicinity, a short time ago. Recently, a woman came to the chief of police and asked to be protected against a lot of Frenchmen who were trying to drive her from the city. She said that members of the Macquereaux were trying to persecute her because she refused to join their organization. Alwayi CouplUd With MM Charter. HI, Dnnlap than read an affidavit from Edward Wilder, treasurer of the Santa ?e, VB which be denied that by availing tself of the laws of the state, the com- )an]r became a corporation of the state 01 affirmed that tbe offices and com» had always complied wifn the and pitrflegM of their charter and •to accepted any law oonfllgting with tbewurter. Be affirmed that the provisions of the charter in regard to the voting of the stock bad always been com- yM0| with and deaied the desire or intention of tbe defendants to vote the company sto?k. Qeaeral B. P. Tracy made the argument for the plaintiffs. It was a jvngh presentation of the one central point claimed by the prosecution which is that although the territorial charter granted to tbe original Santa Fe company did not provide for cumulative voting tbe company had accepted subsequent legislation enacted by tbe state legislature and that by so doing became amenable to all the state law governing such a corporation and eoBwquently that the later legislation providing for cumulative legislation ' Mid govern and, not the provisions, of tbe did charter. General Tracy said ho bad cited abundant authority in bis brief to sustain this position and it only Mtnud to determine whether this company had accepted corporate powers from tbe , state legislature. General Tracy clotted by saying that the wreck of the SimU Fe rood was caused not by residents of this country, but by a foreign government attempting to control the Ainuric in corporation. At tbe conclusion of OJwioral Tracy's argument, Judge Foster adjourned court for thy day. ROCKEFELLER SUED FOR DAMAGES. AUnrt Merrill Olalini •l,»aO,«H) to Vwy for fraudulent U«i>r«i»ntatiun*, ' &ULUTII, Oct. HI.— Alfred Merritt Tuesday brought suit against J. D. Rockefeller uud F. D. Ghitos, his private wuietary, for 94,896,40(1, in which amount ho claims bo was damaged by what be alleges to be fraudulent representations in the forming of tbe Luku Superior Consolidated iron niinas. Plaintiff claims that ut various times in August, lt>V8, in New York City, boforu ho hud truiutfurrud hi* iutenwU iu vuriouu iron tuiut» uud tht» Musubu ruilruad, the (tofuuduuU ruprweuted to litm thtft tbu Pouokeouud (Jogobic Counoliiluted uiiuuu which, with other* cuutrullud by Uooku- ffUiir, worn to bo iulu tlio Luku Su- 1 (vior CuiuoUduUtd irou luiuc-s, \viii a sulvvut ami picwjiuroud coiiipmiy, uluu thu Bpiuiiali Auturiuau uiiJ tliu Aurora, thttt tluir Htcickii wuio >vull worth whut lioobufollvi' wtu to receive; I but lluok\) follor aud Wotmoro proiul«ed to loud ti> MimiW on hid uoiwolldatod »took uiuuoy »t 40 ooutt 011 tbu dollar ut imr vuluu. To Bear Sioux OITT, Oct. HJ.-JTudge Shims, ta e federal oeurt, has made an order fixing Nov. ID for hearing the arguments) on the question of ownership of stock and bonds of the Sioux City and Northern and Bioux City, O'Neill and Western roads. Tbe securities are claimed by J. Kennedy Todd <ft Do. of New York and tbe Credits Commutation company. The amount involved to about |4,OUO,UMU. German T»wel Disabled. Niw YORK, Oct. 81.— The steamer Trinidad, which arrived from Bermuda, had on board the mail and seven mem- ben of tke crew of the German bark Harles Knper, which put into Bermuda £ Oct. 4 leaking, while on a voyage to vannah from Hamburg. The Kuper was sold at public auction at Bermuda oa Oct. 84 for tlOO to W. B. Meyar&Co. Capitalist Clark Xtoad. CoLWiDdic, Neb., Oct. 81.— H. B.. Clark, a prominent citizen and capitalist «f Oedar county, died of consumption at the home of his parents in Grace, II. Mr. Clark was president of the Coleridge State bank, also of the First National bank of Hartingtan. Three Penoni Instantly Killed. WiLUAMSPOBT, Pa., Oct. 81.— As a result of a wreck on the Beach Creek railway, three persons wore instantly killed and one fatally injured, The wreck was caused by a brake beam dropping. Seventeen oars were piled In a maw. _ Shot by a Hl(hw*ymi>n. ' NEVADA CITY, Cal., Oct. 81 —Arthur Meyer, driver artd one of tbe owners of the stage running between this place and Nortk illoomneid, was shot and instantly killed by a highway robber at Rock Creek, three miles north of hero. Searoey llocomiultted to Jail. nitDiuiiOKsiiuBo, Va., Oct. 81,— Charles J, titturcey, the train . robber, waived oxiuuiuatkm aud the case was sent on to tbe grand jury and Searoey re- pomuiittud to the jail in Frederioksbnrg. . INDIAN Ai'OLiB, • Oct. tyl . — Bx-Govornor JIUUM Cumpbull of Ohio spoko to 4,000 people in this city. His apooch was in auHWor to Governor McKinloy, who spoke hare a low weeks ago. llrowii UoU a , VAU.KY, Nob., Oct. 81.— Tus cose of Nelson Brown vs. tlio county •horiif in tho Stlmmel sued detil, has beoa settled, judge UluU Riving Mr. Hrowu a judgment for fli,4l> 1.20. 1894 November, 1804 Su. 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