Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on January 11, 1888 · Page 1
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Sterling, Illinois
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FLOUR and FE No 122 West 3d Street, Tin- l.»rjsr«t Bent Prrd Store In I'.csiilr-sMIII I'ocd nf nil klniiH we keep Bait, tfali'cl liny, iMl Mciil, Wrapping Paper, &c. We ri.-li (Joribvrt'i eel- brnttxl MILI.KOWKVUXE FLOUR, A l«>, his No. 1 BUCKWHEAT FLOUR Tan rake Klour as cheap as at the mill. GEO. DAVISON. VOLUME 6. STERLING ILLINOIS. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY II I8J-8 NUMBER 279 MOSES Has just received a car of SPLINT COAL, Just tlie thing to turn in YOUR GRATES THY IT. Klein, mmm & pci a, a, OOCff! FAST. OOIITO . B—pRsseniter U;15 a,m 30—Passenger 2:43 p.m. Til -freight »:45 p.m. 42-FrelBUl B:4t>p.m ARRTVK mOM KABT. IARRIVK FROM WEST 79—l'«.tm;iiK(T...»:liip.m. :»—Pas»cnger 10:30a.m 77—Freight 9:40 a. m.|«l—freight 1 JO p.m. Passenger No. 30 connects with trains east and • west on Clinton Branch; with 0. B. I & P. R. R at Rock Island east and west; with Galcsbun pussenppr at Rio; with main line for points wes Council Bluffs, Omaha and beyond, and st Bush nell for Kansas t'lty and points beyond. C. & H. W. TlMb TABLE OOIHO KABT. OOINO WEST. ManoalltownPasaenger Clinton Haas.,8:17 p.m '-" Pacino Er 2:28 a, m Denver Pass.-* #4 p. m 1:« p. m. DenverPass...lO:28 a. m. i^auYcrrtK»9...w:£o n. ill. lyouvcrmaa... Atlantic Ex.—.2 57 a. m. Marshalltown Clinton Pa.93....637 a. m. Passenger...! :16 m FREIGHT TRAINS THAT CABBY PABIKHGHIBB, QOINO BAST. . OOINO WEST. No. 74 _ 8.17 p. m. NO. 73 -..10:28 a. m No. 84 6:21 a.'m. No. 87 3:43 a. m " Where did Mr Lingg get those Bombs?" "I do not know, but I can tell you where you can get a pair of Pd EVERY PAIR WARRANTED.] Men's Felt BOOTS, ALBERT DOLGE'S Ail Wool FELT SHOES m SLIPPED AND THE ANKLE-BUPPOBTING CORSET SHOES. FOR WEAK ANKLES. Just-call and eee at . J. P. OVERHOLSER'S, Dealer In Boots and BhoeB, Sterling. INSURANCE REAL ESTATE AND LOANS. AGENT- FOB THE [LEADING KIKK, 'HFK «ANI> • ACCJf !>K!WT' .IX- NUKANCEJCO'H. For Trent; Western »and* Southwestern Farm Property, Improved and Onl.i. proved for sale. MONEY TO LOAN. Call and see me. EDWARD C. UNDERWOOD, Koom 2, Academy Mualo Building, opposlte^Oalt House. Sterllnf:, Ills. KIRK'S FLOATING SOAP THE CHIEF * For the Bath, Toilet and Laundry. Snow White and Absolutely pure. If ytrar dealer doci not keep WhIU) Cloud Bonn, •and 10 conn for uamplo cake to tbe njaken, 00 ee UJ 00 S. KIRK & CO., CHICAGO. PAINT V Mi»r COIT * cm^T Btoar ri P»lnt FrlcUy, tun it to Cljuicli Sunday. B F«»lllonablo Sli.i.lti: I.Uck, Maroon. Vcnv UUw, YeUow, Oli»« Lik., Bre-ilec «nj W Crceni. No V.inUiing nccnsarr. Drt« klrt •UJk A**tUa«. M Un« Coat vui job U doo*. YOUR BUGGY Tip tnp fcc Oia-lrm, L»-m Soli, Suh. Flown PoU, Baby CarrUtfet. Curtain Polft, humltura, Front Door*, Store-front i. Screen Doon. Botu. MutlM, Iran Fence*, tn fact everything. Jutl UM thing fof tb« Udiel to UH about U»* bouw FOR ONE DOLLAR COIFS HONEST An you robj: lo Paint Ihll ;eut If to, rton'l yuf tt pmnf cont^uitnf vattr or b«nMfi« wh«ft for the MUM money (or nearly «o) vou can procure COITAC01I riiltiVil.VT that Uw.rr.iu5 TjT tMan UO«k»T, USia-lM UXSCED-OII, Pil*I aod tim from »ace» and benztac. IWou^ UU> tr»~l a>4 Ui. •« «lk»r. Uerchanu hacdllnf It are our agenta aad authorized by u«, b wrttinff, Unrrullt !•«,•«•• rmrii .flit COUTSir 1 TlaBS .Ilk S COAI9. Our Sh»<lel an th. LatoH Styka Uled In U>< East now becomlu to popular la the Wett. and up wlih th« tua*i Try toll brand o/ UUSK8T rit.XT and you will rttfrtt 1C. Tnti to tba wbvi U -- ' House COIT'S FLOOR WNTSi > i. U i .• nu r i, t u"i KUXHI piui we-aH."^. Try n « aWOJIT DRY STICKlf A BllOKKN FLANGE DID IT. A RAILWAY DISASTER SENDS NINE VTCTIM3 TO ETERNITY. About Fifty WonniliKl More or I^aa S»- Terel.r— Twi> C«rs Craih Into » W»tnr- Tauk nnime and Drmollih It— Tli« List of Unfortunate* — D«ath In nn A1m»- ' n«u>«— liliil Wrock In Dakota. ' HAVERHrLtvMnss., Jan. 11. — A frightful sccident ocmrrwl to the Portland exprtes which left Boston at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The Bc^ne of thedieaHier was near the Haverhlil bridge which spans tho Mer- rimaorlTBr between Hiverhlil and Bradford. Tho train consisted of eight cars and an engine, In charge of Conductor \Voy- mouth ami Engineer French. Tb« train does not utop at Bradford, and was going at great speed. The Georgetown branch train was standing on the track near the water- tank bous", at tbe Bradford end of the bridge, waiting for tbe express train to para orer to HarorhllL As the expn.'ira rounded tbe curve two cars left toe rail*, and went crashing into and demolished the walar-lank house,, .In this house a number of section hands were eatlitg dinner. Mr. J. O'Brien, a retired merchant of Bradford, was talking with the section. hands, and wan killed, together with William Taylor, one of the laborers. The car thnt crashed Into the tank house knocked the foundations out, letting the heavy tank down, crashing through the top of the car and doing fearfnl work within. Tbe next car behind telescoped the one ahead Of It, adding to tlio havoc. Tbe killed and wounded were mostly In these two cars. The cars behind the^e two ran down alongside the Georgetown train, barely escaping a collision with the engine of that train, The p«Oplo in the smoker had a frightful experience. One of tho wheels on the front truck bruke, find the car bum pod against thsr end of the bridge, canning It to careen, and then ran upon tbe bridge for some distance upon i he sleepers, then careened the other way and Icanud rtgalnat tbe Iron work of the nido of thi bridge. • Tbe passengers, of whom there were .about thirty, found themselves at the top of the car, while U soemed to those who had presence of mind enough to think, that the car wan tumbling off thn bride to tho river below. Tbe passengers managed to crawl out, none being very seriously Injured. As soon as they reached solid ground such as were able rushed back i> ml helped those who were Imprisoned in the wrecked- curs. Tbe entire force of physicians In tl'e city wore summoned by telephone and were quickly on hand, and the wounded wera cared for as noon as released. Thn list of killed foots up nine, as follows: L. B. Adams, Newton, Mass.; C. N. Cole, wife and child, Lawrence, Masx. ; Josephus Blmw, of the firm of Bhaw & , Thayer, Boston; Clarence Hazlewood, Boston; A. B. Walker, Harrison, Mo.; Wm. Taylor ind John O'Brien, of Bradford, Moss. The following is a list of the wounded: At city hospital— Goo. B. Wentworth, Dover, N. H., scalp wounds, shoulder blade broken; Rubecca McKay, Bomervllla, N. :B., leg fruolurod; Prod McKuou, 'newsboy, Bomer- ville, Mass., Hovore contusions on bead; Niliw Bolin, Brockton, bead and arm Injured; Hugo Slettingren, Brockton, back and leg injured; VV. P. Kimballof Kimball Broa., Boston) leg fractured; John Madden, of Bradford, compound fracture of right leg; Mr. Hart, of Portland, Me., brulned arm and scalp wounds; Dennis Shannon, of Bradfordi feot and leg badly crushed auds alp wounds, probably fritally injured; an unknown woman, apparently 83 years old, with dark hair, brt'iiat-pin marked "J. ," Injured on the head and intomally, probably fatally; Mrs. John P. Felt, of Waltham, Mass., not seriously injured. Two other wounded are at residences, and a largo number of slightly wounded continued their journey, and their names wore not learned. In all about fifty were wounded. The accident is supposed to have been occasioned by a switch rod breaking after the engine and three forward oars had passed over tbe switch. None ot the wheels aro broken and the journals are perfect. Tbe switch and Its connections were so badly broken that at present the exact truth cannot be aacortalned. The train was one ot tho finest equipped on the road and carried the Westlnghouio . air automatic brake. After tbo train broke In two the brake on the smoker was automatically applied, and but for this It Is thought tbe flar would have fallen upon the ice in the river 100 feet below. Tbe bridge was « strong one of Iron and was not Injured by the strain. Tbe oars had the Baker steam" beater, and therefore did not catch fire. LATER.— The cause of the accident was a broken flange on the forward right-band truck wheel of the smoking car. A careful , Inspection by General Manager Fnrber revealed the fact that a section of tbe flange was missing, the hreak evidently resulting from a defective casting. BURNING OF AN ALMS HOUSE. Three of the Inmates Cremated In Spite of B Brave Man's ItfTurts. Conn., "Jan. It— Fire In E:ist Village, wear Munroe, destroyed the a! mi bouse and an adjoining building early Tuesday morning and three persons were burned to death. Thomas Colyer, , who slaeps in the poor house, was awakened about S:30 o'clock by falling dishes, and seeing tbe flames In tbe building adjoining tbs poor house gave an alarm and tried to arouse the" Inmates of the alms bouse. He then rushed Into the dwelling where Mrs. Wheeler, the' owner of tbe building lay sleeping. Tbe smoke was suffocating, but Colyer groped through It to tbe bed of Mrs. Wheeler, and carried her outside in safety. The alms-house was by this time in flames, and Colyer rushed Into it, glvng an alarm and trying to awaken tbe inmates. There were twelve persons in tbe poor-house and Colyer assisted nine of them to escape from the burning building, three of them perishing before ho could reach thorn. The paupers and Mrs. Wheeler suffered severely from Insufficient clothing, as nothing bod been saved from thu building. They were obliged to take shelter In an outhouse while waiting for help from the neighbors. Colyer and Mrs. Whoelor wera severely but not fatally burned. _ • Terrible Disaster In Dakota. BISMA.ROK, D. T,, Jan. 11.— The eastbound pasttengor train ran off the track at Dickinson, lOO miles woat of. Bismarck Tuesday night. Ninny posiengers are reported killod or injured. The fireman and engineer pinned beneath the locomotive, and all efforts to extricate them proved frulUoxL Nothing defiulu can be learned Hewitt ImiorM* K Gtorg* Zdaa. NBW Yoar, Jan. ;L— Major Hewitt, in his annual nwas&gu Tiwiday, advises that On city Ux upon parsouoi property be ahc4tsb*d, and tbs sincuut be rated bun real niuu in- et*ML Tliuugu tb* UMjror has haralotors oombaMoi BMUHT Ckoryo** «rfam«<>*> fa taror oj soefc » *n*M«r» a> »ew fe!mU» &tt it would *dd gnttfy to Utt p«nosj»riiy of tb* TO AN ILLINOIS PIONEER. A Monninrnt tn the Flrat Lieutenant G<n- erm.r of the State Dedicated. BPHCTOFIKI-D, Ills., Jan. 11.—The ceremonies connecied with dedicating the monument to Pierre Menard, the first lieutenant governor of Illinois, took place Tueidny, in the senate chamber, the exercises, being a part of thone incident to tha meeting of the State Bar association. Th« original inton- BTATUB. tlon was' o have tho late E. B. Washburne deliver the address at tho unveiling ceremonies, but sickness In his family and bis ultimate death changed the plans which were so long delayed. The statue is the gift to the state of Charles Pierre Choteau, of St. Louis, whose father was at one time a partner of Menard. — -• At tbe afternoon session of tbe State Bar association meeting Governor O^losby was introduced, and made a short talk, giving some of the Incidents connected with the undertaking. Fhe governor then Introduced Judge H. a Baker, who read a long and interesting historical address, giving In detail .the principal events in the life of Lieutenant Governor Menard and his services to tho state. At the close of the address a votn of thanks was tendered Judge Baker, and he was requested to furnish a copy for publics tion as a part of the proceedings of tbo State Bar association. ' « GOVERNOR LARRABEE'S MESSAGE. Some Radical Ralltraj-Lr.glili.tlon Advised —Wllion Has • Sure Thing. DEB MOINKS, la., Jan, 11.—Governor tar- abee delivered his message to tbe legislature Tuesday. The document treats very fully of state affairs and would fill a doz^n columns. He begins with the state finances and then advocates registration of voters in cities as a promoter of the purity of elections. He recommends the- experiment of municipal suffrage for women; the abolition of the railroad pass; that maximum passenger fares be fixed at 2 cents on first-class roads; that maximum freight rates be also established, with power to railway commissioners to reduce rates; that plenty of cars should be furnished; that railways should pay nwre attention to running of .trains on Buntfay; recommends prompt measures to protect the people against trusts. Tbe goveruor complains that the prohibitory law Is not Well enough enforced In some of tbe leading Iowa cities, and suggests that a joint committee of the assembly be appointed to Investigate the cause and report on a method to secure better enforcement. •v .^___^^^^^ Wllsnn, of lawn. Goes Back Again. DBS MOINES, Iowa, Jan, 1L—Senator Wilson was nominated Tuesday night by the Republican caucm, oil the first ballot, to be bis own 'successor In the upper branch of tbe United States congress. Tbe vote resulted: Wilson, TO; Lorrabue, 19;.scattering d. Hepburn's name was withdrawn. Wilson was brought before the caucus and made a brief speech of thanks. Tbe caucus then nominated for state printer G Ii. Ka:;sd*le, of La Mars; for state binder, Otto Nolaon, publisher of a Swedish paper; for warden of Fort Madison penitentiary, Col. Crodsley, and for Anlmosa penitentiary, Huiquis Barr, the present incumbents, the last two being named by acclamation. . lite Iowa Legislator*. DIES' MOINIM, la.., Jan.- 11.—The house proceeding were devoid of interest Tuesday. Organisation was effected, but too late to receive the message. la the senate two reports were made- In the Yonng-Cassatt case, and Dodge and U'ooliou occupied the forenoon on a motion to seat Cassatt, but tbe matter was post ppned till Friday. Tbe senate organized in the afternoon and received the. message. Tbe two boijaas will meet in joint convention to canvass for goveruor. Short inaugural ceremonies will be held Thursday. • Working Up a Southern Boom. . CHATTAHOOOA, Tena; 1 Jan. 1L—Over 100 delegates have arrived In'the city to attend tbe rate convention. The object ot tbe convention Is to appoint committees to wait upon the officials of tbe various railroads to induce them to make • iate of 1 cent per mil* to all southern points for the next three mouths. Nearly every city In tbe south has Wtilt representatives to the convention. Suvplolons of Foul Flay. DETROIT, Jan. I L—Fred Bcbmld died here very ^udaealy while sitting In hlsobair Tuesday. Ho was the third husband of bis wife, and some circumstances point to foul play. Tbe coroner has begun' investigations, but fluds.hls work impeded by the fact that th« undertaker embalmed the body by Injecting into the veins a fluid containing arsenic. No evidence of disease was found. Jordan to Suocoed Maun lag* NEW YORK, Jan. 11. —The stockholders of the westoru national bank Tuesday olecUSd a board of directors, including Assistant United Utatas Treasurer a J. Canda, Tbe directors then met and elected C. N. Jordan as president, and O. J. Canda vice- president, and re-aloctad the remaining officers. Uimvjr Lou of 811k Klrmi CHICAGO, Juri. l!.~The lour^stojy building, 2t)J K-itit Madison street, was entirely destroyed by fire at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning. The principal losses ore tbe Hooon- turn, Nonotuck, Florence and Cortloslll Silk companies. Tbe losses will aggregate (lOjO,- 000. A Howard Worthily Be»toweO. BOSTON, Jan. 11.—The Boston & MsJos Railroad company h*s given (300 to Samuel thonou. a cripplud telegraph operator, who sav«d s (busiMiger train from wreck Uutsoin- by rapine-lug- a wrongly Nt switch at great risk aavi pala tu htrruoll KUctrUltjr for Criminal*. lJiAHT, N. Y., Jan. Ii-~T»»capital poo- ltiiir.«iit ooaia»is«loa ,n»« ItpofGsd tn favor of ol»ou-icuy THE DESIRE FOR OFFICE. COMMISSIONER EDGERTON TELLS HOW IT EXSTS'ON HOPE: Th« 8*me Being Incited by Civil Service Reform — Two Reports <ro tha Larasnr C»«e— Need of More Soldiers' Home*— Fluanr-IM Hills Introduced— Incidents of the U«b«te«— Notei— Capital Brlafi. , Jan. II.— Thonttentlou of Mr. KJgerton, of the civil service commission, wni called to the statement thai only 1,259 appointments have been mads from its certifications since the civil service commission was organized, and of this number about one In eight have been women, and that the number of applicant who have had their names put on the eligible remoter ii at least fifty for every appointment made. To this Mr. EJgertoa laid: "Without undertaking to give the exact figures, I can >ay that tha statement Is practically correct." "And how does it happen, then, that so few-appointmenta have been modef "The answer is a very simple on* There were no more appointments made, for the simple reason that there were no more vacancies. Appointment! are only made to flit vacancies and vacancies are only created by three causes — death, resignation, removal. The total number of vacancies arising from the operation of those three causes in the period indicated has been the number named. And to my mind, to be (rank about It, this fact of Itself calls attention to wlmt appears to me to be the greatest weakness in the civil-service system. The eligible registers are filled out of all proportion -to possible appointments. The effect upon the young men and women of the country is bad. The competitive examination! hold out hqpes to hundreds of worthy young people of both sexes which can never be realised. Fifty to one is a very small estimate of the ratio of successful applicant* upon the eligible registers to appointees, and forty-nine ' persons who are not appointed are grievously disappointed. They are in many instances induced by the hope of appointment to turn their attention from regular business pursuits where they would be successful to the Iguls fatuns of the government service. Their names go upon the eligible register and they live In hope. They don't enter Into other pursuits, as they are allured by the possibility of government service. There have been registers with the names of seventy-five persons upon them, all batween the average grade of 80 and 100, from which there has not been an appointment in two years. The highest number ever appointed to the department service In Washington under the civil service certification was 450, and these were appointed directly before the Democratic board came Into office. There have been years when only fifty-three persons were appointed In the executive departments in Washington from the certifications. It Is to be said that the grade of successful appli cants upon Ineligible registers is constantly Improving, and that a whole register will now be necessarily filled with applicants who pass at grade which you would not have reached in the early examinations. But this dots not help them to secure places. This Is all wrong aud it ought to be corrected. The examlno- 'tlohs should be restricted so that they will bear some more just to the number of probable appointments. The young people of the country ought not to be misled by false hopes. There are names on the eligible registers now to last an Indefinite period. But as it is, the answer to your inquiry why more have not baeu appointed, la because there were no more vacancies to be filled." DOINGS IN SENATE AND HOUSE. More Talk on Education— Bills to Stralght- : .«n Out the Finances. Crrr, Jan. 11.— Petitions were presented in the sens' i Tuesday In favor of Prohibition in the District, a permanent exposition at the capital, and i against the admission of Utah as a state. Comptroller Tnnbolm's proposed codification of national bank laws was introduced, and a proposition to appoint a select committee on postal telegraphy Indefinitely postponed. A general discussion then oor A LITTLE BILL. took place on the proposition to refund the direct tax to the states, but the blirwent over without action. Chandler introduced o resolution Instructing the judiciary committee to Investigate tha alleged suppression of the negro vote at Jaoksoii, Miss. Wilson of Maryland made an extended speech against the educational bill. Borne unimportant business was then transacted, after which the senate went into executive session, and when the doors reopened adjourned. The house put in the session receiving bills mostly. Among those introduced were the following: Instructing the secretary of the treasury to use all the funds In the treasury In excess of 110,000,000 over the currant expenses of the fiscal year In the purchase of bonds In open market; providing for the reduction of the interest on the 4 per cent bonds to 3 per cent, by paying the holders the difference now, which would save $50,000,000 In Interest; directing the purchase of not less than $4,000,000 of silver bullion per month and Its coinage Into standard dollars; to increase the pension of those who hare lost sight, hearing or limbs; to prohibit the use of stoves or oil lamps on trains; to Investigate "trusts;" to license railway conductors. Cat no of Utah presented tbe constitution recently adopted by the Mormons; and a bill for admission as a state. A number of other bills were introduced, and at 1 :80 the house ad journed. THE NATIONAL SOLDIERS' HOMES.' Mora of Them Needed If All the Disabled V«ts Are To Ba Cared for. WASHINOTOH CITY, Jan. 11.— The house Tuesday received tha annual report of the board of managers of the National home for disabled volunteer soldiers. The average number of inmates present during tho year was 0,718, an increase of 44 per cent In five years. Tbe death rate for the year was 01 per cent more than than the rate of men of similar agos in ordinary health. During the past three years tbe number of those admitted on account of wounds received in action has materially fallen off, while those received owing to age infirmities greatly increased. Tbe homes are now Oiled to their utmost capacity. The report points out that It It b» the intention of congress to care for all disabled soldl&rs sntlUad to admission to the homes legislation will b» required, either to e*t«b- lish additional branches, encoarags tha *»• tobUibroent of state boms*, or to maka appropriation for outdoor rollaf tot tbo*» who oan not h» odmitud to aJUKlog branch**. A NiUnnal Noraul stefeooi Propae**. WAJJUHOTUM Cm, Jon. Si— In Uw weittc Tmtdajr attwart talnaluc*! a Ul! w wtab- itta • utfeaal tuUv«nd«y la Uw Obta-h* at Columbia for the education of. teachers, th« institution to ba undor the control of a board consisting of the e.-iU.ict, The government fa to furnish tuition aid board and lodging free of «Mt, The higher branches of learning are to b» taught; applicants to 09 betw»-m tbe ages of 17 and BJ, the presidsnt to appoint fifty and rach senator one, ennnally. The students to pledge themselves to teach for ten years. f 1,(X>0,000 Ii appropriated. . Tn« Lfttnttr Cane Considered. • ' ' > •WAaHinoTOHCtTT, Jan. 11.— The execu'tlvs semton of the senatx Tuesday was largely devoted to th» consideration of the Lsrnur nomination. Kdmunds made a report in writing, ~~ signed by all the Republicans of .the committee, recommending that • the nomination of Limar be rejected for various reasons assigned at length affecting his loyalty to the Union, bis war record, fituess for the position as a lawyer, etc., while Pugh made a written : report, which was signed by the Democrats of the opm- BiiTAT6n rcon. rnittoe, in favor, of confirmation, and answering all the charges made by the majority. There was no objection to the confirmation ot Vilas. .Chairman Sawyer of the committee on postoflloes and post roads, made a unanimous report in favor of the confirmation of Dickinson, to succeed Vlloa. No action was taken upon any of tbe reports, The Boy Pianist Captures the Capital. : WABHINOTOH Crrr, Jan. 1L— Th» town Is agog over Josof Hoffman, the boy pianist, who made his first appearance In Washington Sunday night at the Congregational chnrcb. In spite of one of the stormiest nights of the season the church was packed with an audience at once notable and distinguished, including Mrs. Cleveland, who gaVB evidence of her appreciation of tbe young artist's abilities by joining in the demonstrative applause. Chandler on the Direct Tax. WASHINGTON Crrr, Jan. 1L— In th» debate In the senate on tbe refunding of the direct tax to the states, Chandler said the tax was In many Instances collected from individuals, and he thought it unfair to now pay- It to the statoe. These individual contributors to tbe tax— or their heirs— should 'be found and the tax refunded direct to them. Where the state paid the tax, the state should be the recipient of the refund From Recension to Imperialism* WiBHiNOTOff Crrr, Jan. 11.— Wilson of Maryland, in his argument in the senate against the educational bill, took the ground that It was an invasion of states rights. Be Intimated that the author of the bill had been drawn into that maelntrom 'which rushed from the one extreme of secession to the other extreme of Imperialism. Roman Catho]lo« Thank the President. WASHINGTON Crrr, Jan, It — President Cleveland has received a beautifully engrossed copy of the proceedings of a public meeting of the Roman Catholics of Richmond, Va., thanking him for the consideration he has shown in sending a jubilee present to Pope Leo. Politics In Louisiana. BATCH ROCOK, La , Jan. !].— The Dem- cratlc state nominating convention met at noon Tuesday. Judge James Jeffries, of Rnpldos Parish, wes elected temporary chairman. The McEnery del egatlon conceded to the Nicholls party 170 uncon- tostod delegates, a clear majority of tbe uncontestcd over all. The Cunningham delegation entered the Nlcholls caucus and declared fealty to Nlcbolls for governor, and Cunningham for attorney-general By agreement tbe temporary chairman appointed four MoEnery delegates, four Nicuolls, one Moncura, and one Cunningham delegate as the committee on croden tlals, theso to select the eleventh member. A recess was token to 6 o'clock, but upon reassembling tbe credentials committee was not ready and the convention adjourned for the day. An Extensive Railway Bystom. CHIOAOO, Jan. It— During the year Iti87 tha Chicago, Burlington & Qulucy system west of the Missouri river, under the name of the Burlington & Missouri In Nebraska, bos been increased by tbe addition of 703 miles of track, while nearly 800 miles more have been graded and will receive the rails when winter breaks. The Chicago, Burlington Si Qulncy system. Including the Burlington & Northern linos, now aggregates about S,20C miles, «nd there Is a probability that before tbe close ot the year it will have turned 6.00C miles. _^ _ Owes • Million and a Hall. HEW TORE, Jan. 11.— The liabilities of W. B. Deforest, the silk Importer who assigned Monday, are estimated at $1,500,000, including his real estate obligations. It Is denied by his -attorney that Mr. Deforest speculated in Wall street Mr. Deforest it ill »t bis country home. Chamberlln, Hall & Lyon, silk importers and commission merchants, assigned Tuesday. Liabilities,' $100,000, of which $70,000 is endorsement* tor W. H. Deforest, who is Mr. Lyon's father-in-law. Assets $47,000. Fire Causes au Irreparable Lou. LAS ANIMAB, Colo., Jan, 11.— The Beat county court h.use burned Tuesday morning, destroying all tbe records of tbs county clerk, district clerk, county treasurer, sheriff; and assessor. Monday the-oounty clerk died. after a brief illness, and Tuesday the new. county officers were to bare taken possession, Tbe fire is believed to hiva been of Incandl- ary origin. The loss Is almost Irreparable. The Kentucky Seoatorsulp. , : LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 11.— The Kentucky legislature voted to-day for United Stato*. Senator. In the bouse . the ballot resulted: Mr. James R Beck (Dem.), M; Mr. W. O. Bradley (Rep.), 34; A. a Cardln (Labor), i. In tbe senate: Back, 23. Bradley, 8. NICBOLL8. Saloon KAW In Court. ' * '' LAJJSINO, Mich., Jan. It— Tha constitutionality ot the saloon law passed by the last legislature was argued before the supreme court Tuesday on three cases taken up from Wayna county. The argument was completed and the case submitted. Much B«tUr Than " B's" and " K's." Kiw YORK, Jaa. ' It— To* Jury in the Campbell -A rbuckt* breach of promte cos* readjtrod a verdict Tuesday, giving the plmjo- Siff $40,000 damages instead of $35,000, as reported ywtuniay. Th« defendant will probably appal. . __ _ , _ MISAPPLIED PATRIOTISM. A MATTER FOR THE IRISH HOME " RULERS TO THINK OVER. r, Cvuu>, J&a. 1L— HOTS* mr (n MarUoo, wiUi f oar low eon aad *t*>t< tans* war* burnsd at Whether Thej Can Nor Serve Tbolr Cans* Better la Parliament Than In Jail?— Nlhlllntn Spot; a State Ball for the Csar— Chinese Butchering Chrlntlana—Stanley Beartl from —Foreign Fla«he«. LONDON, Jan. 1).— Unless there should b* a cessation of the government's prosecution'of Irish editors sad members of parliament, either through tbe conclusion of the executive that sufficient punishment had been Inflicted for offenses of not very grave character, or the- arrival of the Irish leaders at a decision that the government can stand the unequal contest longer than they can, the Irish representation In the house of opening of parliament will be much smaller than It bos been for many years. With Sexton dangerously and perhaps fatally ill, Par- noil In a state of health that will necessitate his absence from his seat at least half of the time during tbe session—unless his ailments should take a surprising turn for the better—and several of the most useful members of the National party serving terms in jail, which will not expire until after the beginning ot tbe session, the Irish party Is ill- equipped for a parliamentary struggle with the ministerial majority. The harsh policy of the government In Ireland has brought abundant sympathy to the side of tbe home rulers, bat sympathy is not what they are just now most In need of. They need men; they need Sexton, Harrlns- ton, Sullivan, O'Brien, and others whom services it now appears they can not count upon, and probably before the beginning of the session on Feb. 9 not a fbw of tbe members who are now relied upon to be present will occupy oellt In jail. Saxton In all likelihood will not be able to take, his seat next month, it be ever does, and assuming that Harrington's appeal is delayed In ita argu- mentfortwd months he will be removed from the house at tbe very time when be should be constant in bis attendance; for go to jail be must. Sullivan and O'Brien will by that time have been released, but the chances of the latter, if not both, for confronting another prosecution, with almost certain conviction are painfully plain. The sentiment Involved In the persistent defiance of the press and other clauses of the coercion act Is nothing if not patriotic, but the gentlemen 'Indulging In such acts should consider whether they, can not better serve their country in parliament than in jail The Kaiser Doesn't Show Himself. LoHDO.f, Jan. 11.—It la stated npon the highest authority that tbe illness of the emperor of Germany, though painful and causing him a great deal of inconvenience, is not at all dangerous, and causes not .the slightest alarm to his physicians and attendants. Half of tbe alarmist rumors concerning his health are born of the emperor's non-appearance at his favorite window, the people reasoning that he must be serlcusly ill when he Is unable or disinclined to make bis accustomed appearances and rocaive the greetings of the crowd. An Uprising; Against Christians. CONSTANTINOM*, Jan. 11.—According to reports received here by the French embassy, from Jeddah, the port of Mecca on the Red Sea, there has recently been, near Jeddab, an uprlsingtagainst the Christians. It is said that the French consul there has been killed. LATER:—The porte has received on official dispatch from Jeddah denying the truth nf the reports of a rising against the Christians. , Something John Buskin Is Worried About. LONDON, Jan. 11.—John Rusldn, in a letter to the Daily Telegraph, writes: "For thirty- years we have ceased to be English. Swindling was not formerly our method of trade, nor was advertising necessary. Once we imported from America neither meat nor manner; from France neither art nor religion. Onr navy did not use torpedoes In former times, nor did our army use rifles behind hedges." Plotters Stop n Russian Court Ball. ST. PZTEBSBUBO, Jon. 1L— It ia officially announced that the New Year's court ball will not be held. This change In the imperial arrangements Is due to the discovery of a plot against tbe czar, which was tj be carried out by the oonsplrltors during tbe presence of the emperor at tha capital, and presumably at the court ball A large number of arrests have been made in connection with tbe plot, . Latest News From Stanley. BERLIN, Jan. 1L—Dr. Schwelnfurth, the . German traveler and naturalist, writes from Cairo under date of December S3 that news announcing the arrival of Dr. Stanley at the camp of Einia Bay reached Cairo on December 23nd. '•„/. A Massacre of Chinese Christians. SmriOHjj, Jan. 11.—A fanatical outbreak of natives bos occurred at FuKlen, In which twenty Christian churches were burnsd, and a large number of Chinese, who hod been converted to Christianity, massacred. .•., Striking Clgarmakers Win. TStW YOKE, Jon. 11.—The first break In the cigarmakeiV strike occurred Monday night, It came from the manufacturers' side. The firm of David Hlntch & Co., whose men are on a strike, notified the Cigarmak- ers' union that it was ready to take back all the hands ordered out by the Cigarmakers 1 onion.' An agreement was signed aud the men will return to work. Hirscb U president ot ths Manufacturers' onion, and his surrender Is a big thing for tbe strikers. Against Sunday Boll Flaring. NJLSEVII/LI, Teun., Jon, 11.—The supreme court has decided that tha law passed by the present legislature prohibiting tbe playing of base ball on Sunday Is constitutional. It Is thought no club will be organized In Nashville this year. The managers of tbe lata team claim that without Sunday games th* club would not pay expenses. G. A. B. Posts. , Ulna, Jan. 11.—Tb« members of the G. A. B. am making preparations for the national Inspection of post* to occur during th* months of January and Ftbruary. A circular was issued Tuesday fromtt»Q. A. R. Uadquarton to all tbs post*, asking (asm to get ready for to* tn- spoctlon, Dana Wa» • Drtaklo* Hun. AtWIt*, Uinn., Jan. 1L—Early TtMKkfajr coorulug, at lUtnwy Juootloa, wait* tho op- ss«tor wa* •• I*o,x, John UUOB took H>» opw aterV UiiJal roroii-ur trau sb« drawttr, *ad, dbeiiitrgad i U> oouuiaia into W» on**!* Lift* tog oioiwii imt»utlf. Duaa wa« « JUi.a!siajt si af*. £BH§-ffiH2! does cure HfteumatisB? Weurajdia WrrvoiiS liea*' t)mt._ Stn , Cetitt for t Ifi? beau- Tirul colored y Ncture.' > MooriiK Ask roar retailer for lh« Orlirliml (3 Bba*, Beware o£ Imitations. JAMES MEANS' . . S3 SHOE..... llTMnln Uuttnn,Conirrewft taea. Beit Calf Min, Uaeio«U*d la v,Comfort and Alt. . A jxxtal card sent aswlllbringyouInform* -t!ti:ho& Territory . ifeans&Co,, 41 Llncc'n 8t, Boston,M«oi. This shoe stands hltrfcrr In dm i-«ttnatlon ot *u ar ^l- t i'! >n in'' :|r ii° t '"' r ! n thn * or ' d - Thcra«*n(ls who "»«* It will toll jou Uio ruasos tl you aik tUetaT J. R. BELL&SON Will sell them to you II you wlU^dve them chance, u well ajj FINE CLOTHING. A new and desirable stock ot which they have a* hand. Don't think of going anywhere else, as no one «lse in the city keeps The Jamei Means Shoe Or M fine ana ' -^—l •OELEGAHT CLOTHING U As they dof THE CHICAGO IORTH- RAILWAY. QPenetrmte* tbe Centre* of P»p«I«. 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