Parsons Daily Eclipse from Parsons, Kansas on August 21, 1891 · 1
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VOL. XTII. PARSONS, KANSAS, AUGUST 2 1 , 1 89 I . NUMBER I 12 MERCHANT TAILORING. Are in rec eipt of our Spring stock of Piece Goo 's aud will make perfect fitting Clothes for iess money than is usually paid for those that do not fit. The patterns are very handsome. -OUR WEEKLY INVOICE OF- SPRING NECKTIES IS THE TALK OF THE TOWN. -OUli STOCK OF READY - MADE - CLOTHING Is as complete as ever. Come and see us if you want a Trunk or Valise or a pair of Shoes. The latter we carry as a side line and sell them very cheap. It will be to vour interest to Inspect our STOCK OF HATS before buying. You must come and see the new shades in Stiff Hats anyhow, whether you buy or not. we yet have the exclusive sale of the GLEN SHIRTS, COLLARS AND CUFFS, the most perfect-fitting garments ot this kind in the market. I The Mowi Ove-teatM Are the on'y perfect made Overalls, is they are made to correspond wi h su ggestions made by three-fourths of tue Firemen and Engineers on the vl ' K & T. We have a big stock of Boys' and Children's Clothing including those handsome Kilt Suits for boys just going out of dresses. S. MORRIS $. CO. Opera House Block, i Door North of Matthewson House. BIRDS IN THE WINDOW! is ES WITHIN. 9 To ail those w ho arc in need of BOOTS, SHOES aud S L IP PER S, we extend a hearty invitation to visit our store, where we shall take pleasure in showing them not only the LARGEST and BEST work in that line in Parsons, but the CHEAPEST. O. 2T1. OARES So OO. STIFF & LANE, DKAI.KRS IN- Staple end Im Groceries. FINEST MARKET IN TOWN. - Al l. KIXDS OF-- FREH AUD SALT MEATS Constantly on hand Sausage and Poultry, Fish and Game in Season. EAST oAriXOM AVENUE. LKKCLARK, pRKft H. T). Ml RICK, Vick-Pkks R H. strvrxs, Cashier. First National Bank, PARSO X S, K A X SS, Receives deposits, loans money and transacts banking in all its branches. Steamship tickets and foreign drafts for saie at lowest rates. Possessing ample capital, we offer to our patrons liberal accommodations and prompt attention. YOUR BUSINESS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. VEST ON SECESSION. Speech of the Senator at the Confederate Reunion. DOCTRINE OF SECESSION EXISTING. Ignored By the Framers of the Constitu tion It Has Been Handed Its Results to Is .Still Open For Solution. Down WHh tbe Present Time and Kansas City, Mo., A.ug. 21. In the Missouri ex-confederate convention yesterday, Senator Vest spoke on the rights of secession, which, he asserted, still existed. That portion of a remarkable speech is as follows: That war c-onirailcs, was not or.r fault It was an inheritance. We had not the least thing in the world to do with that war as the forcers of it. It was handed down to us from the signers an l framers of the constitution. When that constitution was framed the quesl ion of the right of secession was brought up aud cast to one Hide as impossible to solve. John O. Calhoun discussed it at length and was never able to convince both sides, at least, that it was right or wrong. The question of se; ession was an inheritance and the question of slavery was an attachment. Where did slavtrv come from? Wherever it ame from it came against the ardent prote-ts of old Virginia. Thorn -is Jefferso t. at the age of 23, speaking in the legislative body of Virginia, told the people slavery must be abolished. "If you do not emancipate the s aves yourselves they will be emancipated amid tears and blood." Was the north the first to champion th.; right of the colored man? No. I have heard Sanator Ingalls in tlie senate unchallenged, with most marked emphasis and vehement utterance, declare that Xew England never gave up slavery until the business became unprofitable Returning to the right of secession, the question, after twenty-five yeaw of repose, when we can speak with no malice, but with perfect fairness, has never been settled yet. Never from 1789, when it was discussed at length by our fathers; never, since Mr. Davis went before the judges of a civil court and said he was ready to answer the charges of treason and when the government refused to prosecute the case, down to this very dav ha it ever been settled, and it never will. There was but one way to attempt to settle it, and that Avas on the field of battle, and there it was tried and decided In a way we all know. That war, too, was a necessity. We of the south are of English .stock, and a bloodletting is necessary among us every fifty years, and we must fight somebody whether it is ourselves or some foreign power. It is the history of the English people from the earliest records. You speak of ours as tbe most sanguinary war on record. It was not. That war between Cromwell and Prince Rupert laid desolate every shire in England, made mourning in every home in England, rent the country county by county, and the land reeked in blood, a id in less than ten years the opposing factions had shaken hands and were worshiping at a common altar and intermarriages were general. If in cold England such a state of affairs exists, wfiat was to be expect d of the warmblooded sons of the lazy and indolent south? As to the charge of treason, M'hat is treason? I would ask. Treason in a people is the taking up of arms against the government or the aiding of its enemies. In all revolutions tho vanquished are the ones who are guilty of treason, even by the historians, for history is written by the victors and framed according to the prejudices and bias existing on their side. When George Washington fought King George he had a price upon his head, and if he had been unsuccessful in his fight he would have been found guilty of treason, and to-day, instead of "Yankee Doodle," Fourth of July and the "Star Spangled Banner," you would have been singing "God Save the Queen" and 'Rule Britannia." But, thank God, George Washington did not fail in his purpose, and our streets are alive with "Yankee Doodle." To come down to our day, we are called traitors and dubbed guilty of treason. The world Is too busy to look at motives and only sees results, and, defeated, we are called traitors. But we can look at motives, and we know our motive, and we knew our motive for fighting, and we to-day firmly believe we were right and can at least know ourselves that we were not guilty of treason We believed we had a right to secede, and we tried to, and were defeated in the strif . I have heard of confederates who said they did not know what they were fighting for; thank heaven I never knew one. I knew what I was fighting for, and the men of the north knew what they were fighting for, and we both thought we were risrht and backed up our convictions like brave men. There is no man so mean as he who left the confederate army after it was defeated, and, thank God, he is seldom met. I sometimes think the worthlessness in man is hereditary. Look at Adam ; I have very little use for Adam. When he was asked who ate the apple he said Eve ate a bit of it first. Shame on him for trying to dodge the result. I know that if Adam had been a Missouri ex-confederate soldier he would have said: "I ate the apple and what are you going to do about it?" AN OVERFLOW. in Macon Heavy Rains Cause Floods County, Mo. Macon, Mo., Aug. 21. The heavy rains that have fallen within the past few days have raised the Chariton river and Mussel fork running- through the western portion of Macon county to overflow, so that the water now reaches in each stream from bluff to bluff. The water in the Chariton river bottom is six feet deep, and hay, wheat and oats in stacks and shocks are being washed away by the tons and bushels. The corn fields and fences are destroyed and a considerable amount of live stock have been drowned. The water only lacks one foot of being over the Hannibal fc St Joseph railroad track, and it is feared the railroad and wagon bridges will be washed out. The water in these streams is higher than ever known before. It is impossible to estimate the loss caused by the high water, but it is tremendous, as the crops in the bottoms were heavy and the streams run for thirty miles alone through Macon county. "Sir Hector Langevin flatly denies the boodle charges with which he has been connected in Canada. INGALLS ON PROHIBITION. The Ex-Senator Asserts That There Is Hardly a Hamlet in Kansas Where Liquor May Not Be Obtained. Atchison, Kan., Aug. 21. The Voice, the national organ of the prohibition party, having sent out a circular letter asking for expressions of opinion about certain alleged discrepancies between statements made by John J. Ingalls in his speech at Prohibition park, Staten island, New York, August 1, and those expressed in an article in the Forum three years ago, and also for information concerning the liquor traffic in Kansas, Mr. Ingalls replies in part as follows: Your quotation from my remarks at Staten island is incorrect, imperfect and mutilated. Had you intended to challenge the accuracy of statements made in an extemporaneous address, justice would have suggested the submission of your report to me before publication. The extract from my article in the Forum depicts with fidelity the situation at the time It was written, so far as I could judge from personal knowledge and the information of those in whose sincerity and intelligence I had confidence. In the last few years, however, a remarkable aud extraordinary change has occurred, and the real question is not whether my statements are consistent, but whether, being at variance, both are true. To present the Issue clearly I affirm: First That there is no town of importance in Kansas where beer, whisky and other intoxicating drinks can not be had and are not sold as a beverage. There may be some hamlets and villages where this is not true, but not many even there. Two That in the principal cities of the state, the dramshop trullic is recognized and pr -ctlcally licensed by the imposition of mc. thry 'fines,' which are regularly applied to the payment of the expenses of the municipal government. Three That the brewery, which in a test case the supreme court of the United States held the state had the power to suppress and destroy, has been, and now is, in operation. Four That these facts are known to the state officials, to the board of police com- missioners appointed by the governor, upon oa'h, to enforce the prohibitory law, and to the people generally. These observations are not prompted by hostility to prohibition, nor by preference for any other plan of repressing the enormous evils inflicted upon society by the abuse of intoxicating drinks. Prohibition may be the best method of- dealing with the appalling problem, but the friends of temperance have nothing to gain by intolerance, hypocrisy and misrepresentation, and nothing to lose by fearless, candid and truthful discussion. WANTONLY SHOT. The Deed of Two Train Robbers Near Kansas City. A CONDUCTOR HELD UP AND ROBBED. The Brakeman Then Deliberately Snot Dead on One of the Cars The Ruffians Steal a Boat and Escape The Victim Ed White, of St Joe. HOLY COAT UNVEILED. Scenes in the Cathedral at Treves on the Exhibition of the Saviour's Supposed Garment. Berlin, Aug. 21. The garment known as the holy coat was exposed to view yesterday morning in the cathedral at Treves. Two Knights of Malta in full costume, with drawn swords in their hands, stood on either side of the shrine inclosing the holy coat ease, which is surrounded by tall lighted candles in handsome candlesticks and surmounted by a large gold cross. The unveiling of the relic evidently made a deep impression on the crowd of worshipers. Many were overpowered by their feelings and several women fainted. There was a general movement of the crowd, prompted by curiosity as well as religious fervor. As the procession passed the shrine most of the pilgrims handed a rosary or crucifix to the attendant priests for contact with the relic, accompanying the act with low paternoster and aves. English tourists in light tweed suits and Prussian officers in uniform stubbornly refused to kneel before the relic. Many citizens in evening dress were prominent in the crowd. Among the pilgrims are aged cripples and sufferers from almost every complaint. At 10 o'clock last night pilgrims were still filing in to behold the coat and an eager throng was besieging the doors of the cathedral. The police had some trouble to preserve order. The whole town is in commotion. Pickpockets are rampant and several have been arrested- Deputy Marshal Killed. Fort Smith, Ark., Aug. 21. News has just reached here of the killing yesterday of Deputy Marshal Barney Connelly in the Cherokee nation by ex-Deputy Marshal Shep-pard Busby. A heavily armed posse left here last night for the scene, about 150 miles distant. All that can be learned is that Connelly had a writ for Busby's arrest for adultery and was killed while trying to secure his man. Nebraska Independents. Hastings, Neb., Aug. 21. The independent state convention completed its labors by placing in nomination J. W. Edgerton, of South Omaha, for associate judge of the supreme court, and Prof. D. Alemand, of Furnas county, and A. E. Hadley, of Stromsburg, as regents of the state university. The state central committee met in session immediately after breakfast, and has outlined plans for an active campaign. Brakeman Cnt in Two. Springfield, Mo., Aug. 21. William Workman, a brakeman on the 'Frisco railroad, accidentally fell before the wheels at Phillipsburg, forty-five miles east of here, and his body was cut in two. The remains of the unfortunate young man were brought to his home at this place. THE MARTINIQUE DISASTER. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 21. The dreary Clay county bottoms was the scene of a wanton and bold murder. J. E. White, a freight train brake-man, was shot and killed by masked train robbers. - At 1:30 a. m. yesterday a Kansas City, St, Joseph & Council Bluffs freight train pulled up at Murray's bell house, about a mile and a half beyond Harlem. Murray's bell house Is a dismal place enough There are no houses near it. It is simply a signal box, where the trains stop to ring up the train dispatcher to find out whether or not the road is 5pen into Kansas City. The moon was shining brightly when the train arrived there, and Engineer H. Cassle jumped down to use the signal box. As he unlocked the box he heard a noise like men walking through the high swamp weeds behind the box. He had just given his ring and had not received his answer when some one behind said: "Hold up your hands, we want your money. " He turned and all the stories of Jesse James he had ever read flashed through his mind, as he saw the moonlight shining on two big revolvers, each held by a man with a black mask over his ! face. "Have you got any money?'' asked one of the men. "A little." "Well, you had better have a good deal," said one of the masks, tucking in a big oath One of them covered Cassle while the other hurriedly searched his pockets. He broke his gold watch off the chain and secured about S3 in change. Just as they had finished the signal rang out its answer that the road was clear. "Answer that bell,'' said one of the robbers, and Cassle stepped back and gave the answer: ''Ail right." The men who were making a new departure in train robbing by "holding up" a freight train were not well satisfied with their haul. "Is there anyone in the way car?" asked one of the masks. "No one but the rear brakeman," said Cassle. The rear brakeman was J. E. White, known to all his friends as Ed White. Marching Cassle before them the robbers walked back along the train. White was not in the way car. One of the robbers discovered him first. He was standing on top of a car two cars in front of the way car. "Here, you," yelled the train robber with a black oath, "come down off of there!" Before White could reply or discover what was the matter a shot was fired, and he fell. "Get your train out of here as fast as you can," said one of the men, much excited and sandwiching in numerous foul words. Cassle gave the signal and the train pulled out. The two men jumped aboard the car, on the top of which lay their victim. The conductor climbed up the car and peered over. The men were walking forward on the train. There were fifteen cars in the train. About the eighth car they disappeared. Cassle kept out of sight and held his lantern under the roof of the cars until he was sure they were gone. Then he hurried to where White lay. He raised him partly up and turned the lantern in his face. The brakeman was dead. The one shot fired at random into the night had entered his right temple, killing him instantly. The train stopped at Harlem and the body was placed in the station house. Cassle remained there some time telegraphing reports -of the occurrence to the officials of the road and then brought his train into Kansas City. It seems probable that the man left the train about the time that Cassle lost sight of them, and E. Smith, fisherman, who lives on the river front not far fr ri that place, found this morning that one of his boats hadbeen stolen. ' White was 36 vears of age and married. His home is St. Joseph When the officials of the road were notified of the shooting they at once sent word to Mrs. White. She arrived from St. Joseph this morning almost crazed with grief They had been married only six months. She was his second wife, however, and he left a little three -year-old girl, the daughter of his first wife. His father, who lives at Valassca, la., was notified of his son's death this morning. The body will be taken to St Joseph for burial. Sheriff Linton, of Clay county, organized a posse and is beating the brush of the Clay county bottoms, but with poor chances of getting the men. Hanging at Liverpool. Liverpool, Aug. 21. John Conway, the steamship fireman sentenced to death for the murder of the boy Nicholas Martin, whose body was found May 9 last floating in a sailor's bag in Hardon dock, this city, was hanged this morning. His confession was that while intoxicated he had a morbid curiosity to see a person die and so killed the boy. lurderer Cornered. Hanovki:. X. H., Aug. 21. Hanover ! is again wildly excited. Frank C. Almy, the brutal murderer of Christie War-I den, has been located and a crowd ol people have gathered and expect soon j to lynch the wretch. Almy was traced : to the Warden garden farm and is now I hiding in a hay mow. The Hurricane in the French West Indies Aw folly Destructive. Paris, Aug. 21. Nort withstanding that Martinique is a French West Indies colony and that the report reached hero from the United States showing that a hurricane had swept over that island, causing vast damage, only the most meager details were received in this city yesterday morning. The first information was that every vessel in the harbor of Fort de France, the principal harbor, had been lost and that all the houses at Fort de France and at St, Pierre, the capital, had been damaged by the hurricane and that many lives were reported to have been lost In the afternoon another dispatch was received confirming the report that all the vessels at Martinique were lost during the hurricane. Official advices received last evening announced that the calamity which has visited Martinique is the most severe since the year 1S17. The disaster ia said to equal the famous cyclone which swept over the island of Antigua in 1871. At Fort de France there have been twelve lives lost and in both Fort de France and St. Pierre, to say nothing of the country districts, there have been large numbors of people injured. At St. Pierre five persons are known to have been killed, but it is feared that this number does not represent the entire list in the capital. Communication with the different parts of the island was never an easy matter and It is excessively difficult to get detailed news at present. Destruction of property and loss of life is reported from all parts of the coast. The latest report received at St. Pierre from Lament ine shows that the hurricane counts ten victims in that place alone in addition to a large number of injured. At Francois there have been sixteen people kMled and large numbers injured and at lliviere Piloto there have been two or more deaths, and from all parts of the island comes the tale of woe and desolation. The damage to shipping and property may be safely classed as stupendous. MISSOURI EX-CONFEDERATES. Election of Of- Business Meeting; and fleers. Kansas City, Mo Aug. 21. The business meeting of the ex-Confederate association of Missouri at the Coates house yesterday began at 10 o'clock-It was opened by prayer by Chaplain Trone, of Clinton, Mo. Treasurer Ricketts then made his report for the year. This showed the amount on hand to be 815,170.55; the amount paid out, $24,901.07. Judge Thomas J. Portis, to whom was credited the honor of having been the originator of the Iligginsville home, disclaims this and credits Maj. John S. Mellon, of St. Louis, with being the one who suggested the idea. The election of officers for the ensuing year followed with this result: President, James Iiannerman: vice-president, Harvey W. Salmon. The secretary and treasurer are appointed The vice-presidents of the different districts are as follows: First, Thomas H. Bacon: Second, F. L. Pitts; Third, A. C. Cook; Fourth, Elijah Gates; Fifth, J. B. Stone; Sixth, F. P. Bronaugh; Seventh, W. II. Kennan; Eighth, Gnibor; Ninth, Frank Gaienine; Tenth, G. T. McNamee; Eleventh, E. G. Williams; Twelfth, W. C. Bronaugh; Thirteenth, D. C. Kennedy, and Fourteenth O. H. P. Catron. The report from the St Louis Daughters of the Confederacy showed that auxiliary to have contributed 81,694 to the home during the year. EIGHT MINERS KILLED. Fearful Havoc Caused By an Explosion of Giant Powder. Burke, Idaho, Aug. 21. Two hundred pounds of giant powder exploded at the mouth of the lower tunnel of the Black Bear mine near here with terrific effect. Four men were imprisoned at the breast of the drift by a rock which caved in and were suffocated. The bodies of four other miners are not yet found, but all hope of finding them alive has been given up. The explosion was terrific, tearing p earth and caving in the tunnel for a distance of 100 feet Rescuing parties recovered the bodies of G. Newell, general manager; John Jense, assistant manager; Robert Blackburn and John Barrows, miners. The four others missing, it is feared, were blown to atoms. Jense is a brother of one of the proprietors and Mr. Blackburn was secretary of the Central miners' union at Burke. Just how the explosion occurred cannot be ascertained, but it is supposed that a lighted candle or fire from a pipe dropped into a box containing powder by some one passing, was the cause. Thursday's ISaaebalL NATIONAL LKA6UJB. Chicago Chicago, 14; Cleveland, 2. Philadelphia Philadelphia, 2; New York, 13. Brooklyn Brooklyn, 3; Boston, It Cincinnati Cincinnati, 1; Pittsburgh, 2. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Boston Boston. 2; Athletics, 3. Washington Washington, 8; Baltimore, 4. Louisville Louisville, 2; Milwaukee, 5. St Louis St Louis, 15; Columbus, 8. WKSTRRN ASSOCIATION. Denver Denver.. Omaha. 1. )

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