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Tff MOtNES, |Q WA« WBDNEDAY, BBffJMBER 23, 1891. iXJONA, IOWA, i 1'OlNTS. A few days ago Secretary Rusk steppei into an office furniture manufactur in Chicago to order new furnishing for his Viroqua bank. He finally gave his order and was about to depart, when the clerk unconscious of the identity of his visitor remarked that it was the rule to require ueposits of strangers. The secretary, with a- twinkle in his eye, handed out a care and walked away, while tho clerk hasn' recovered from his amazement even yet. * * * James Rua«jll Lowell, C. A. Dana, Dr Holland, Walt Whitman, Julia Ward Howe nnd Queen Victoria were all born in 810, two years before the first Napoleon's death, * * * The New York republicans have ayoung men's ticket. The candidate for governor, J. S. Fassett, is 88 years old;" Vrooman, for lieutenant governor, is 47. Tho other candidates are nged ns follows: O'Connor is 47j Wade is 38; Hedges in 50j Sutherland is 44, and Calvin is 44. * * # Ex-Senator Spooner's private secretary, H. H. Rand, is slated for secretary of the republican state central committee to su;- Med John M. Ewing. » * * The engagement is announced in Milwaukee of Miss Mabel Brigham, daughter of Hon. J, R. Brigham, to John Finney, son of F. N. Finney. * * * Mies Cora Scott Pond, manager of the National Pageant, had a dinner given in her honor at tho Virginia, Chicago, Monday evening. * * * Nina Linn McBride, well known in society circles has commenced suit for divorce at Prairie du Chien against Robert H. McBrido and makes sensational charges in her complaint. The fair plaintiff is a daughter of the late General Sturgis, of the regular army; a niece of the late Dr, Louis F. Lynn, of St. Louis, who was a colleague of Senator Bonton, and at tho time of her nuuriago to Mr. McBride, was the widow o£ Colonel H. S. Dousuian, of Prairie du Ohien, and heiress to $2,000,000. Mrs. McBride possesses a face and form of rare beauty and is Lighly educated and a charming conversationalist. The case will bo called for trial in .the next term of court, * * » The engagement of ElishaDyer, Jr. and Mrs, Sydney Turner-Swan is annouiced. Mr. Dyer is the son of General Dyer, of Providence, and a great swell. Mrs. Swan is an extremely pretty woman. She has a perfect figure and her eyes are blue. Her'hair is a variant golden, brown. She is a daughler of William Turner, of Virginia. She is a cousin of Colonel Bonaparte and a great niece of Miss Patterson, wife of Jerome Bonaparte. Mrs. Swan was granted an absolute divorce from he,r first husband, Donnell Swan, on July 27, 1888. During their married life they lived in Baltimore. » * * Tho late ox-President Grovy, who married his cook, wiis a man who managed to live within bis income, and the fortune of $2,000,000 which ho left was saved out of his salary during tho eight years of his presidency. * * * Mrs, Robert Ray Hamilton having fail• ed in tho legitimate drama, has joined a variety organization. * * * Kate Field says that within ton years Washington will bo the literary and intellectual center of the United Sb.ites. * # * The wife of Consul General New, whose aon, Hurry, married Miss McLean, the actress, t'te other day, traces her lineage back to Pocahontas, * * * Queen Victoria proposes to confer ' "-uppn President Carnot the highest grade of the Order of tho B.ith. The conferring of this order on tho president of a, republic is said to bo an unprecedented distinction. * # * Tho old home of John Howard Payue is still in a good state of preservation. It is a lowly dwelling with quantities of roof to it, covered with gray shingles. There is garden attached in which hollyhocks grow, and there is a picturesqea well near by, * * * John H. Gear, of Iowa, formerly a member of congress, is said to be among tho possibilities for a place on tho interstate commerce, commission. * * * Tho countess of Clancarty, ex-Ludy Dunlo and neo Belle Bilton, is horrifying English society by turning up her pretty , nose at the antique aristocrats who have shown a disposition to patronize her, and by referring to venerable society leaders who have shown a desire to hold out the olive branch as "stuffy old tAiinna" and "fussy old women." Of course this closes Mtiyfair's doors to the dimpbd delinquent who knows that she is nice even if she has " been naughty. WHII.F, Chili's war was a two-for-a- renny »iff tt ir compared with the collision that seems in n.iueut in Europe, its cost "*mi j«t $70,000,000. THE LATEST GENERAL NOTES. SILVKK ore of rich quality has been dh- covered at Newton, Conn. THE bank clenrings of Chicago for the past wtek were $88.958,171. LIEUT. KENNY is of the opinion {hat a rescuing party will have to start in search of Lieut. Peary. TUB National world's fair commission adjourned Tuesday,, They will not tneel again until April aett* 5 . . T»B irrigatiott congffoi convened in SaltLake City Tuesday, 450 delegates being present. •'•<• THE steamer St. Aspatn, from Iloile with u cargo of sugar, is ashore near Var- ennBR, Que. GERMAN merchants in theCit^df Mexico are strongly opposed to reciprocity between Mexico and the United' etates. MR. TiroJtAs, the United States minister to Sweden, has written a book treating on that country and Norway. JdSTidE LYON Saturday morning fined seven physicians for neglecting to report contagious diseases to the city board of health of Chicago. Mns. JEFF. DAVIS has sued ihe Beltord publishing company for royalty on the "Memoirs of Jefferson Davis." HON. Giso. B. LOIUNO, ex-minister to Portugal and ex-commissioner of agricul ture, died in Suleni, Mass, _ SAMUEL BEU,, of Bloomsburg, aged eighty-one, and Lucinda Coplin, of Tiosa, iged seventy-nine, were married at Tiosa, Ind., Monday. THE titt of the old first regiment armory, in Chicago has been leased for ninety-nine years. The purchasers will ;rect a .theatre to cost $600,000. THE pilot boat Washington, the last of ihe pilot fleet .that it wai feared was Jos.t _n the recent cyclone, arrived at New York Monday in tow, after a terrible experience .luring the storm. PiistDENT HAIUIIBON has appointed Senator Francis Hendrick Collector of the >ort of New York, to succeed J. Sloat basset, resigned. _TnE Commercial National Bank of Sioux City, Iowa, has been authorised by .he controller of the currency to begin business with a capital of 8150,000. AT the Farmers^ Alliance headquarters at Washington it is claimed that fifty-five members of the lower house of the next -ongress will vole for all the measures of he Alliance, and at least four in the enute. THE navy department hao made a very alisfactory trial of smokeless powder for mall arms of American manufacture. The rial showed a speed of 8,180 feet per sec- nd with a pressure of 11.8 *ons in the haaiber. AT Salem, Ore , Wednesday night, an arlhquake, shock WHS distinctly felt. 3rick buildings were shaken, but; no dam- ge was done. GAZA, the Mexican renegade, with 400 ion, has crossed tho Rio Grande from 'exas, \vith the avowed purpose of staring a revol ution in Mexico. A SYNDICATK has been formed in Ham- urg, Germany, to construct abattoirs in Chicago, in crder that Germans may control the imports of American pork into Germany. OBITOAHY: At Dallas, Texas, T, J. Freeman, dean of the Jaw faculty of the university of Tonneiee, aged sixty-three. —At Kingston, Ont., Rev. Uunon White. —At pixon, 111., James N. Holly, aged eighty-five. WILLIAM WETZKL was arrested Wednesday at St. Louin,-and held for examination as to his mental condition. He is a hopeless imbecile from excessive cigarette smoking. His trouble began with paralysis of the salivary glands, which extended to the tongue and vocal cords. FOREIGN. • IT is rumored in Germany that Russia is preparing to descend upon Constantinople. A TUUSTKD clerk in 'the Beilin mortgage bunk has absconded with 878,000 marks. Tun report that Prince Bismarck is suf- sering from a severe attack of apoplexy is denied. BAI.MAOISDA has been safely carried away from Chili by a United Slates man- of war. ' • • • A GUKKB; and an Italian steamer collided in the Bay of Gibraltar, Tuesday, 65 lives being lost. GJCHMANY, following the example of tho United SStaten, has recognized the now government in Chili. CAHDINAL ROTELM, papal nuncio at Paris is dead. The pope is deeply affected ovur the news of the cardinal's death. Tiiis news comes from Paris that Henry M. Stanley is preparing for another expedition to the headwaters of the Congo. NEWS has reached Madrid that 2,000 people have perished in the floods in the province of Toledo alone. Tins czar presented Prince George of Greece a gold medal in racogni'ion of the prince's bravery in protecting the czuro- wilz when murderously attacked at Japan. A SWEDISH captain ban started in a row bout to row from Gothenburg to Hamburg, and thence to London. The ultmupt was considered very foolhardy and attempts were made to prevent it. MONDAY'S report that England had seized ttiu island of Mitylene. near the mouth of Dardanelles, is doniud from London, Paris and Berlin. The report arose from British naval officers landing off Cape Sit'ri for a picnic. ^ LATER reports trom the engagement in East Africa between tho German corp«, under Captain Zi'lewaki and tho native, contradict the first news of the battle. Threw hundred black allies were killed and Zelewski himself and most of his officers are missing. A a'Aitjs dispatch says that. Minister Constant! lias instructed the authorities in southern France to take steps to restrain bull fithtinjf, which has become a very popular amusement attended by much cruelty. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. WHILE bathing at Portland, Ore., the son ot a wealthy London bauker broke his neekin diving. FIIIE at Quobec Sunday destroyed twenty-nine housed and rendered 200 p«sons homeless. Tim Memphis theatre, the oldest play house in the city, burned Thursday morning. Lq»H 150,000. , CiiAHLKB OWNEB, of Kaneville, Jll., fatally bhot himself Tuesday while hunting prairie chickens. . I ftl thCAita^(Nev.) mine Thursday ttiol-nuift. Five asen are imprisoned. Tfieir filfe is hot jrei known. THE Youngstown (0.)bridge-Works were destroyed by fire Friday night, entailing a loss of 180,000 and throwing 200 men out of work. . THE Denver express was derailed Sun day morning near Beaver Brook • station, Col., and thrown down an embankment, Twenty-six neople wpre injured, five fatally. MHB. CHARLES SCHULTZ, of Danville, III., set her clothes on fire Sunday by the explosion of an alchool laoip, and was so badly burned that she died a few hours afterward, A WHECK occurred on the Elkborn rail- 10 id, near Fremont, Neb.j Tuesday morning, and a_ fireman named Wilpofe wna killed. A light engine run into a freight train, causing the accident. Miss ANNA COIIKN, age twenty, the daughter of a Chicago merchant, has been found drowned at Lynn, Mass. She was to have left for home Wednesday to prepare for her wedding next month to a prominent young Society man of Milwaukee. THE hosiery factory of Klein & Sons, at Cincinnati, burned Tuesdav morning, with a loss of 859,000. Mrs. Col. Sellers, who left her home near by, fearing it would be burned, died suddenly of heart disease, aggravated by the excitement. DWIOHT HAQAMAN had planned to attend the fair at Morenci, Mich., Tuesday, iind, while milking his cows before daylight, his lantern was kicked over, and the barn, with_ several well-filled granaries and out-buildingti, were totally destroyed, involving a large loss. CRIME. EDWAKD ALBEKTBON, secretary of the Fidehty Tiust bank, Tocoma, who robbed ihat institution and disappeared, got away with nearly a million dollars. AT Lyle, Kan., John Sorrick, duripg a family quarrel, fatally shot his daughter and then committed suicide. MAIIKET CLEUK DAVID HASTINGS, of Alloghany, Pa., is reported 832,647 short n his accounts. THE coroner's jury has found M. R. crlis, "Saml of Posen," guilty of the murder of the San Francisco policeman. THOMAS MoAiiDELL, a saloonkeeper af Shullsburg, 111., was fatally shot Tuesday nijfht by Tony Baldwin, a notorious gambler. ROBBEBB rifled the express car on the outh-uotind train on tho Missouri, .Kan- H s and Texas railroad in Indian Terri- ory Tuesday night. Tbey secured $2,560 n money. MICHAEL MbAiiDLE, a young farmer of tfount Pleasant township, near Atchison, van., Tuesday night shot and killed 3ampbell Perry, a young farm hand who nid called to collect §50 due him for labor. McArdle was arrested. He pleaded self- k'fense. A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy set fire to nine ce houses of the Indianapolis (ind.) ice company, Monday, arid they were destroyed, causing a loss of $120,000. AT Bay Cit.y, Mich., a man named tfevinp, aged 35, Tuesday morninar, shot ind killed his »vife, aged .17, and then 'uta'ly shot himself.. Jealousy was the cause. " • •.- ' WMSLEY McDoNAi/D was "hot and killed jy Thilo Kyne, at Port Huron, Mich., L'uesday morning. Kjne fled to the woods, and a detachment of police has been called out to assist in his capture. J. N O'BiuEN, treasurer of tlie Catholic Cn : phtB of America, with headquarters in Jlmttnnoga, Tenn., is said to be short $30,000 in bis accounts. OF twelve workmen buried by the falling n of a railway tunnel near Messina Wednesday, ten were taken out alive and two were found dead. JOHN TUUTON, a well-known naval tores operator, has left Savannah, Ga. with $8,500 of the Southern Banks money. • A YOUNG man of Marshalltown, Iowa, tilled himself because a girl with whom was in love refused his attention ing to his bad habits. VICTOH BUHNWOIITH was mortally wounded in a struggle with five burglars n his store at North Washington, Ohio, Wednesday morning. CLAKISNCE T. JENKINS, middle aged ind u prominent member of the Presbyterian church, has been arrested in S't. Louis, charged with embezzlement of neaily $14,000. He was the trusted cashier and boolcki'oper of Armstrong, Gilbert & Co., cork manufacturers, AUSTIN BIDWELL, the noted American forger, who WHS one nt those who secured $1.000,000 from the Bank of England on forged bills of exchange, over twenty years ago, will b» released, fiom prison ;n February the English government having cut down his time. WOULD 1CAT FOKKVER. How u Hotel Clerk Made » Hayseed Stare About Meuls, He was from Shelbvvillc, says the Chicago POST, and he looked like it when with his son "Bill' 1 he "arrove,, at the Palmer Hoiice the other day. hi a burst of confidence ho shook hands with Clerk Cunningham and infornied him that "Me and Bill come in this uiornin' with a oar o' hogs, an 1 we 'lowed we'd come in fruni the sloulc yards an' see the sights. Whuts the cheapest roo ye kin give me an' BillV We don't want no style—just liKo ye hev yor own self is good nuff fer us; eh Billy" Bill bobbed his head forward in pantomimic assent, and Clerk Cunningham informed them that the lowest ?-rice for the two would be 85 u day. "My! That's pretty steep. They onlv charge $1 a day at Smith's Hotel down to hum. But 1 guess, seein' as wn're here, we'll go the whole hog; e.h, BdlV" Again Bill assented and the old man asked Cunningham: "What time is meals ready?" "Breakfast from 6:80 to 11, lunch from 11:30 to 3, dinner fr-m 0:30 to 10, and sup'x>r frpiu 8 to 11:30," replied Mr. Gun- ninuhaui. The man waited a minute and then shouted: "Gosh umighty, Bill, wo won't have scarcely nc tiuio to do nothing but eat." SHOTFfiOMAMORfU A Shell Shatters a Four and a-Half Inch Armor-Plate Into Atoms. The Missile is Picked Up Hundred Yards Beyond the Target* A Costly ^xpeiiiiitinC by th6 Ord nance Department, but with Satisfactory Results. ABMY OF THIS Otllours Kleotecl at Its Lu»t Reunion, COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 18.—The Society of \h.e Army of the 'Cumberland at its twenty-second annual reunion, lit Id here, elected Ihw following officers; President, G^'ii. W. S R 'secrans; corresponding secretary, Gen. H. M. Uibt; ulnoihe following vice presidents: Illinois, Gen. Jam^s B. Morgan; Iowa, D, S. Robinson; Nebraska, Gen. C. l (l . Mandersonj Wisconsin, Lieut. Eii. Fergusou. The next meeting will be held at Cblckarnagua in September 1892. The 12-inch breech-loading cast-iron anc steel-hooped sea-coast mortar and one ol the new steel shells, made at the Bethlehem steel Works at Bethlehem, Pa., were tested a fow days siuce at Sandy Hook. The mortar was manufactured by the Builder's iron foundry, of Providence, ll weigbd 12J4 tons and is 10 fett 9 inches long. It w.is mounted on an Easton anc3 Anderson proof carriage. The hollow shell, 2 feet 9 inches long, was made of the very best steel. It weighed 628}^ pounds, and its power re- siftance was 140,000 pounds to the square inch. In actual warfare the shell must be filled with twenty pounds of powder to make it more destructive. The powder used was the sphero-hexagonal Dupont make, the same which was tested a week ago in the big 12-inch rifle gun. The target consisted of a _ steel armor plate 10 feet long, 5 feet wide and 4J^ inches thick, or one inch heavier than the average armor plates on the deck of any man-of-war afloat. li'The ordnance department had required this additional thickness of one extra inch to give the thsll a conclusive test. The distance between the target and the muzzle of the gun was 150 feet. The armor plate was placed in_ a reclining position on heav.y supporting cross beams, backed by a thick sand wall. Its surface wai covered with planks fastended to the plate with.iron screws. . Capt. Heath, assisted by Lieuts. Gibson and Lissaek, gave orders at 2 p. m., to load this formidable engine of -war. The steel sheej, suspended by a derriclt was easily placed into the iron monster. Only fifty-one pounds of powdur, instead o) the full charge of eighty pounds were used, the testing, officers considering tae amount sufficient. After the breach-block was screwed fast an ordinary friction primer was inserted and, when all the men were under cover, Ca_pt, Heath gave the word to fire. The primes, however, pissed and a second primer was at once inserted. This time at the word "fire" a tremendous detonation followed. It did not resemble the roar of the 10 or 1*2 inch guns, which comes in successive vibrations and makes the earth tremble. It was more like the burst of a shot, sharp report that in its intensity deufqried the bystanders for a moment. Enormous volumes of smoke hovered aronn'd the gun for several seconds, while pieces of iron and wood flew in great confusion through the air. When the smoke had lifted the mortar re-. mained on its carriage aa if nothing had happened. • • A PJIETTY DESTRUCTIVE SHOT. Everybody ran to the target. It was in ruins. The shell had struck the 4J^mcli armor-plate at the right upper corner and had carried away one-eight of it. The rest of the armor-table showed numerous cracks, some of them five-eights of an inch wide. Fragments of steel some weighing as much as fifty pounds, were found in"the neighborhood of the target at distances varying from five to forty yards, while pieces of wood had even been thrown as far as 150 yards. The destruction was complete. The shell, however, cpu'd not be found, some of the spectatort even looked for it in the sand wall behind the target Capt, Heath know better and he at once sent; a platoon of soldiers and a fart some 800 yards away, where the missile was found biiripd in the sand. .When it was brought back for inspection the pointed topw.as somewhat flatten- fd and a big hole, measuring about one foot and a naif in length and four inches in width, was torn out of it. . The. fracture showed the shell was perfectly solid at tho point, while in the middle the metal appeared a little brittle. Whether the density of the shell was uneven is difficult to say, though the cross crack in the middle indicated this. The shall was in excellent shiipe after it bad been fired, and proved beyond peradve_nture that had it fallen on the deck of an ironclad it would >not only have killed many of the crew when it exploded, but would also have demolished the deck armor and perhaps finally gone through to the keel. A VELOCITY OP_832 FEKT. The Initial velocity of the shell was 832 feet per second. No pressure gauge WUK inserted, but it is improbable the actual pressure was more Uian 22 000 pounds to the square inch at the breech of the. mortar. The result wa_s so satisfactory that there was no necessity for firing another shot. T11K "IJOl Y COAT." No rosltlve Evidence tliat the Coat wait Worn by Christ. Father Willems, a Cologne priest, forgetful of the t'ute of Father Jonathan Rouges in 1845, has had the courage and the honesty to denounce the exhibition of the "holy coat ot Troves" as an imposture. He holds that there is no evidence thnt the coat was worn by Christ, while there is much to the contrary. It is shorter and of much finer nifiterial than the coats worn in the Holy Land in the time ot Chmt. Father WillpuiN intimates that it in a catch penny affair, andproba- b'y thinks with Father Roupes that if the coat works mi-acles, cures diseases, rc- stores si»ht the blind and speech to the dumb it ought to be exhibited more than once every forty-five years. It was last shown in 1845. At that, time, when the means of transit were not what they are now. over 500,000 pilgrims visited Treves, and while the uil(jjimages were in vo^ue Father R ruges adaressett a letter to the then bishop of Treves in which he said; "Five hundred thousand men—five hundred thousand intelligent Germans—have gone to 'lVeve», either to see or worship the relic! Bishop Arnold, I turn to you. and demand from you, by my authority us a German teacher and, a Catholic ^riesi —ye% in the name of Christianity, in the name of the German nation—lo put a stop to this ubotuhmble exhibition." He added if the coat worktd miracles, li waSclaimed, it was shocking to ioilefc ffiondfJor the exhibition. Ttoe Bisttop i> Brestau, in whose province F&ther Rouges was stationed, usked him to re tract or to deny the authorship of the let ter. lae good father wrote in reply: : "The tetter is no forgery. I shall ex pose iniquity even though it is concealed behind altars that have stood a thousand years. I have only done my duty in grv ing expression to the indignation which the greater part of my- roufttfyinen felt ifl common with myself in view of the rJolj coat. Indeed, one should be greatl" astonished that a high spiritual authority should seek to defend so obvious an abouinatidn." • v Father Rouge* Wan suspended and ex communicated and banished froni'his 'diocese. The same fate, however, is not like ly to overtake Father Willerap, who pro tests against the exhibition now. The world has advanced since 1845, and Father Willems is not alone in denouncing the Ireves affair as a scandal. The Cologne Gazette, which is strongly pro-Catholic, denounces it as a fraud, and in doing so voices the sentiment of most intelligent German Catholics. In the meantime there is another "holy coat" to be seen al the Argenteuil in France to which thousands or the English, Irish and American Catholic pilgrims, and nearly all those of France, will be diverted. There is a prospect then that the "nearly five hundred inns and public houses" (saloons) for which licenses have been asked ,at Treves will not be so well patronized^ was hoped, % und .that Bishop Korum's funde f'for the restoration of the cathedral' will not come up to expectatibn. The doubts thrown on the authenticity of tho "holy coat" will give rise to anirnaS jd, if not edifying discusjions.—Chicago Tribune. FIRE IN CHICAGO. Big Blaze on Itlonroo Street Early This IMornlnj;. CHICAGO, Sept. 18.—Fire broke' out in the basementof block 175 Monroe street, at 1:15 this •morning. When the fire jonipanies first arrived it had already nade its w.ay to the roof through the eleva- ;or shaft and it was apparent that the flre was a bad one. The building is occupied by Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict, type writer supplies; the W. J. Jef- : erson Printing company/ Jameson fc Myers, printers, and . Bloomigreiu Bros,- & Company, electrotype founders, also occupied the building. At 2:02 the ire is under control, but i t is impossible ;o give an accurate account of the losses^ tonight; they will probably exceed $50, 000. LOTTERY CASES. Strong Opinion ExpreRHed by the Attorney Uoueritl. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.—The case of .he United States agrinst John L. Rapier, nnd two cases of the United States against D,?pre, will come up for argument at the October term of the United States supreme :ourt. Each case is an application for lischarge by writ of habeas corpus .from irrest for alleged violation of the anti- ottery legislation of the United States in mailing lottery advertisements. Judgment was aarainst the defendants and the cases were appealed fo tho supreme court. Attorney-General Miller has prepared a wief which he' subiiiits in belialt of the government. ; "If it can be demonstrated," says the brief, "that to prey upon one's fellow men by means of the lottery is a fundamental human rieht, the decalogue and the sermon on the mount, ofc to mention the declaration of independence, ousht to be rewritten at once." •I maintain," says the attorney general, 'without fear of successful contradiction, hat whatever acts or enterprises congress lias the power to make criminal in the district of Columbia or territories, t may refuse, directly, or .ndirectly, to aid, encourage or abet in any state without violating any ob- igation either to the citizen or the state. \ny state may make practices of tins lot- ery company or even the possession of its ickets within its borders with intent to ll a crime." ' In the exercise of this power of legisla ;ion in regard to the mails as in the exercise of many of its other legislative powers, he attorney general holds that congress ias very broad discretion as to whether it shall act at all, and if EO, when ai.d to what extent, and for what purpose it shall ict. The attorney general then argues to ihow that congress has the undoubted 'Urbt to legislate for the common good, ardsays: "Suppose, as is now an early jrobability, a postal telegraph should >a _ established, is it true that the Jnited States government would be under bligation to transmit over its telegraph ines messages in reference to all business or practices not indictable a.t coaimon aw or not known to law books as mala in so? Could it not refuse to transmit tele- trams , boldly relating to gambling •ranfactions, trading upon margins in wheat or stocks or negotiating purchases and sale'of lottery tickets, or "in regard to any other business which in the exercise of iound discretion, congress mierht declare :o be contrabonos inojes," ''Upon the theory of the argument of he petitioners that thft publishers of news- wpers bad on absolute right to carriage n the mails and that any discrimination against them is abridging the freedom of the prpss, then all postal regulations jy which letters are given precedence over newspapers in the mails, even in time and arriage and distribution are invalid :'his JH certainly a discrimination against he newspapers and might beheld to be .bridging the freedom of the press." TO BLOW UJ? TIIK tfUISON. >«8perate Plan of K*uii|>« by Prisoners at SAN FUANOISOO, Sept. 17.—The Exam- ner prints a utory to the effect that a £>lot ias bean discovered among .the convict* ii.San Quentin 'prison to blow up the -' -- with dynamite, kill the guards and Some dynamite, half a dozen eyolvers and & number of cartridges are aid to be in the warden's possession, hav-' u«j been found'in the cells of sevti,n co-aids now closely gu trded. in solitary con- ineoient; it is believed, however,'that a onsideraiile amoup't pi (Jjnamite and a arge number ot weapons are yet concealed bout thu prispn in a place unknown to tie guards. • '' illY A TRAIN. W«gou Struck In IIMVU u ml THO Meu Are lillleil. EOAn RAPIDS, lown. S^pt. 17.—This nornintr u norih bound Burlington, Cedar apidii & Northern paster ger train struck wagon containing two men, killing them oth, The fefalnent Metapiiis Lawyer to Pay the Penalty of His Crime. Murder of Posten the Moat Sensational ; Episodfe of the < . Decade. : : The Widow of Gen. Pillow Involved in Scandal—History of the Case. MEMPHIS, Tenn., S^pt. 18.^-Juclge Dubois has overuled the motion for a new trial in the case of Co'. H. Clay King for the murder of David H. Poston, March 10, last, and sentenced him to hang Nov. 6th. The case is a remarkable one. March 10th Colonel King took up his position in front of Lee's cigar stand on May: street, opposite. Court square, with a' revolver in bis hand. The streets were thronged at the time, and many ladies were out shopping/ Colonel King waited there in that position for some time, and whan Mr. Poston oame up he poked the revolver into his abdomen and .with a vile oath pulled the trigger. From the effects of the wound Mr. Poston died the next day, but not before hehad made'a calm,-formal statement that the killing was a cold- blooded assassination, and his dying declaration was borne out in every detail by eleven eye witnesses. When arrested -Colonel King had nothing to say, but after the death of his victim he made a written statement charging Poston with having filed a bill against him in chancery which reflected on his wife's honor; that he had asked Poston to retract it, and the latter having declined, he (King) killed him. to ivenge his wife's honor. As the accused had not been living with lis wife for ten years, and as the bill in question was filed eighteen months bafore the shooting, this statement had little weight with the jury. Both men were leading citizens and eadmg members of the Memphis bar. Dolonel King served with distinction in the confederate army as commander of King'n Tigers, and was. the author of king's Digest of the Laws ot Tennessee, which for a long time was a standard book. The causes which led to the -shooting had their origin in a lawsuit which has become a celebrated one. It was an action brought" by King against Mrs. Gideon J. Pillow, vidow of Gideon J. Pillow, of Fort Pillow 'arne. The litigation went on for years, and grew out of Mrs. Pillow's claim to sertain Arkansas lands signed by King, mt which he claimed were never executed 10 far as delivery was concerned, alleging jhat she had obtained surreptitious pos- lessionof them. This opened up a groat scandal, in which it seenia that King lived with Mrs 'illow for some years and deeded a good )art of his property to her. He wished to marry her, but the grounds on which he >roposed to stek a divorce from his wife were so shocking that she refused to have ,nything more to do with him. Then she engaged as her counsel David H. Poston, -nd in the course of the long lawsuit Hug's enmity changed from the woman who had jilted him to her counsel, with he result that one is dead and the other ondemr "A to death. \ AVlHCONteULN JOSVVS. ... Katie Hutchinson, a 15-year-old girl an; away from her home at Coluttbus be- ause she didn't grade high at school. Mrs. Wilheltnina Rasger won a 81,500 iamage suit against the town of Sullivan, efferpon county, for injuries .due to a de- ective culvert. . ... Louis Lanson and William Vance were jrested for murderous assault on C. A. ien, at Amherst. Miss Gertrude Lampson, of Ripon, was married to James Griese, of Oihkosh, A valuable horse belonging to Schlicht Selgenn \vtis stolen at Sheboygan. The corner stone of Ojoato county's f)0,000 court house will be laid Sept. 24. ••reparations are being made for a grand elebratioti. Amherst adopted $500 license by a big ote. St. Henry's Catholic church at W-iter- own was dedicated by Archbishop £atzer. The store and post office building of L. ll. llichardson, at Turtle Lake, was aurned with all the contents, 'including the mail. The West Wisconsin Methodist Episco- ial conference adopted a resolution reduc- ng the number of presiding elders in the onfereucu from seven to not more than our nor loss tnan three. A curnp of Sons ot Veterans with' thirty- ive charter members was organized at Wausau by Capt. Carl H. Mueller. A eptcial from Morse says that the 'euokee 'Lumber company shut down their aree" plant; io? lack of logs. Over two- Hirds of thg-jgllls of northern Wisconsin e ngw idle. ".:<.•;.'• The dr^8^al?iag shop of the Misses aUie ' PetaoJdi 9PJi Emma Jenesfce., at Oahkosh, waieptet^d by thieves and dress jroods pattern^ ' valued at 1500 were tolen. Two. young men named Yelinek and Shafer'were ael4 up by'a highwayman in J rairie ; du Ch'iep and'gobbed of u, small mount of mohoy. '' Kewauuee will issue an illustrated boom wok. . . The Lawless-Bromley 0" practice case .t Palmyra was settled. The heirs of William H. Edwards, late f Hubbleton, are said to be also among he heirs to the $270,000,000 estate of Robit Edwarda, of New York,

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