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Mild FEE« oiuuu No 122_West 3d^Street. Th» I,nrsf»t an<t »*"» VrrA Mtorc In Mt«-rlloB- Bcinlr-sMIll Kf-d "f »" kind' IM- keep Halt, Hull-it Hay, Oil Mi-al, \VrBn|)inis l'.i|>'T, &c. V»e •nn<LRiM;RTii<LK FI.OCK. AIM. his No. 1 BUCKWHEAT FLOUR I'm i"'ikn F.lour as cheap as at the mill. GEO. DAVISON. VOLUME 6 STERLING ILLINOIS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 121888 NUMBEK 280 MOSES Una jnst received a car of SPLINT COAL, Just the thing to b^rn in YOUR GRATES Thin kind ofwcnther. TKY IT. cum smisn per a, i. noixo K,V»T. I r.oiso wrevr. o-pa-iwnKcr 0:15 n.m bo— Passenger |:*JP-"J- 7r,— Fri'lght ...... « :*r- p.m.|«— Freight...-* '- K P- m FROM F.ART. iARRIVK. ""M. **"• T»-pa'(wni?er...»:liip.m.:i. r — rns«pnKcrlO:TO».m. 77-FrelKbt. ..... 9:40a.in.!n-Fn'li;lit.— .1 :W P.m. l-nssptiRcr No. 30 connects with trains east ; and wi-it on Clinton Branch: with 0.11. 1 « »-J »• »• at Book Island cast nod west; »,'*« Jf.™*""^ iiHHSpnKcr at Bio; with main line for points-Rest round! HlnfT*. Oinahn and beyond, anil at Busli- lu-ll for Kansas Cily nnd points beyond. C. & N. W.'TlMfc TABLE - OOINORABT. OOINQWEST MinluUltown Fa^enger Clinton Pass., B -.17 p. m. Denver Pass...4 :04 p. m. Mftrshalltown Passenger...! :16 m. IT DOESN'T 1'AY ITS WAY. THE TROUBLE WITH A NATIONAL POSTAL TELEGRAPH SYSTEM. 1:40 p. m. IWnverPass".".".~io!at a, in. Atlantic Kx 2:37 a. m. Clinton Pass....627 a. m KHKIOHTTBAINB THAT CARRY (1OINQ WBST. . 73 111:28 a. m , B7 3:4.1 a. m. OOINO KART. No.M 8.17 P, No. 84...— 0:1!7 U . m.lNo. ' ..•m.JNo. I " Where did Mr Lingg get those Bombs ?" " I do not know, but I oan tell you where you can get a pair of IEVERY PAIR WARRANTED, Men's Felt BOOTS. ALBERT DOLGE'S Ull Wool FELT SHOES MD SLIPPERS AND ins ANKLK-8UFPOUTINO , CORSET SHOES, FOR WEA.K ANKLES. Just call and see at J. P. OVERHOLSER'S, . l>ealcr In Boot* and Shoes." Sterling. INSURANCE REAL ESTATE AM LOANS. AGKNT- FOR THE [LEADING gURANCKJCO'B. HO TJ SI ~E* For .rent; Western iand ; Southwestern Farm Property, Improved and Unimproved for sale. nONKV TO LOAN. .Call and see me. ' EDWARD C. UNDERWOOD. Room 2, Academy Mu,slc Building, opposlteJOalt House, Sterling. Ills. KIRK'S FLOATING SOAP THE CHIEF For tho Bath, Toilet and Laundry. Snow White ond Absolutely Pure. If voar dealer does not keep White Clond Soap, »«nd 10 centi (or umple cake to the maker*, JHS. S. KIRK & CO,, CHICAGO. England IXIBPB Money on It Kvery Ye»r— I.ltllr FroupMt for tlie Bclietiie Thll ConurfM—C»rll»l^'« Frlenclii foralng on with n Kntli—Hale cm OUII Service Reform— Mnttrra ot Vurleil Inlnrcnt. WASHINHTON CITY, Jan. li—The prospects of the riinclnient of Buy bill relative to the postal telegraph are not. very favorable. Bonator Cullom, who is the author of one of the mcwt practical-hills upon tho subject,says that he does not now expect that any legislation which will be satisfactory will be had In tbia congress. Thu most ardent frionda of tbe postal telegraph measure favored the appointment of a special committee In the senate. That movement was defeated, and the whole subject was referred to the poatoflBce committee, of which Sawyer, of Wisconsin, I* chairman. The latter eommittee,has just reported adversely upon the resolution to create a special committee, and Is now said to be about to undertake an investigation of its own. But from all that can be ascertained It ia not the Intention of the committee; to mii'ko any very searching or thorough Investigation. Sawyer is understood to favor a definite scheme which has boon discussed in former congresses, which may be called the contract system. He "proposes that the telegraph business shall be done for the government and the people upon the same plan, so for as it is practicable, as that on which mails on Htar routes are now carried. He would invite proposals for the transaction of the telegraph business by the government, and although no information has yet been obtained as to the details of this scheme, It Is to be assumed that the contract would be lot to the lowest bidder. As to the general literature on tha subject of postal telegraphs, it is the opinion of some mombers of this committee that congress has already collected practically all. the arguments available, and this Information has been printed in different reports at various times. The probability Is that these reports will be collected and permission asked to have them reprinted. One of the documents upon which the opponents of the postal telegraph much rely is the latest report of the British postofflce department, one or two copies only of which have reached Washington. The figures show that the telegraph service of that country bos been a constant expense to the gover n ment from the outset. There is no one In congress thot seems to he so earnest a friend of the postal telegraph system as to bo ready to advocate any measure which would be an additional burden to the government NO bill would be likely to receive serious consideration which would propose to materially add to the national expenditure. It seems probable that no postal telegraph bill is likely to become a law in the Fiftieth congress. One of the most earnest friends of tho postal telegraph said Wednesday: "I don't think that public opinion Is yet ready for a postal telegraph system in this country. Possibly the only practicable way would be to take existing lines, and practical .telegraphers say that these line* could be duplicated at very much leas than the present holders of the watered stork consider them worth." PREPARING TO CRUSH THOEBE. ' Hurl-din i>P Volunteer Testimony Thnt His Charges Are Fake. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 13. —The Btar says of the Thoebe-Cerllsle contest: "There is room for iiut little doubt that the Thoebe- Carllsle contest will bo settled on Saturday, as far as the elections committee In concerned. Affidavits will be Bled on that day by Mr. Carlisle to show that the charges mode by Mr. Bypher and supported by affidavits were false. Hundreds of telegrams have been received, called forth by tho newspaper publications, volunteering testimony as to the falsity of the charges made. Affidavits from all parts of the district, sworn to by Republicans as well as Democrats, will be produced to disprove the charges. Ills understood that the array of testimony will be over- whelmlng.and will furnisha complete answer to all the charges. It is believed that tbe answer will be satisfactory to. every member of tbe committee. The charges that the names in the poll-books of seven preclncta were all written in one handwriting, set forth In an affidavit by a Mr. Pierce, will be met by numerous affidavits by reputable'Repub- licans' and Democrats, who will declare the statement to-be untrue." On the Bother band a telegram from Covington, Ky., says that Thoebo Is there and Is more sanguine than, ever that he will win tbe fight. Tbe various labor assemblies are rain- Ing the sinews of war for the purpose of making a vigorous fight, and petitions to congress, signed by numerous citizens aud electors of tbe district, are being circulated for signatures reiterating all the charges made at the meeting of the elections committee last week by Bypher and Thoeba. committee, at hla ra*tl«nco on Rhode Island aveuue. It is understood that B;lmont haV placed his commodious mansion and bis hospitality at the di«poeal of Speaker Carlisle, members ot the ways and means committee, and other imp irtant committees of the house for informal consultations upon public matters one evening in each week. The Oleomargarine Revenae. WARHINOTON CITY, Jan. 12.—The oleomargarine returns s how a marked increase over the collections ot last year. All district* show an Increase, some as groat as $15,000 In a month. The internal revenue officials think that the revenue from oleomargarine will continue to increase, as It sells as well as ever. I__—___ Suit to Recover Iowa I.andii. WASBINOTON CITY, Jan. .12.—Acting Secretary Muldrow has requested the attorney general to Institute suit against the Sioux City & St. Paul Railroad company to recover il.fiOi acres of land In O'Brien county, lown, illogally certified by the United States to the state of Iowa for the use of the road. Mm. Logan Gets nn Appropriation. WABHINOTON CITY, Jan. 12,—An appropriation of $5,000, one year's salary, for the widow of Gen. John A. Logan was among the items of the deficiency bill passed Wednesday. Also tho remainder of one year's salary of the late Congressman Price, of Wisconsin, to his widow. Records of the Rebellion. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.—The twenty- first volume of the Records of the Rebellion Is now in tho bands of- the public printer and will soon be completed. It will consist of two parts, and will complete tho history up to and including the Stone River campaign, or to Dec. SI, 1H03. T ABSOLUTE SUliJIEXDER. WHAT THE READING STRIKERS DEMAND OF THE RAILWAY. To Froneotite 81m Coy. WASHINGTON Crrr, Jan. 13.— Attorney General Garland has appointed Judge Claypool, of Indianapolis, to assist the district attorney In the prosecution of the alleged tally-sheet election forgers at that city. Annuttl Meeting of the United Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 12. —The annual meeting of ttro United Press was hold at the St. James hotel in this city Wednesday. The following named officers were unanimously elected for the ensuing year: President, James W. Scott; vice president, John H. Farrell; treasurer, C. R. Baldwin; secretary, Walter P. Phillip* The board of directors elected were as follows: James W. Scott, Chicago Herald; Charles H. Taylor, Boston Globe; William L. Brown, Now York Daily News; William K. Laffan, New York Even- Ing Sun; Robert 8. Davis, Philadelphia Evening Call; Arthur Jenkins, Syracuse Herald; James E. Scripps, Detroit Evening News; John H. Farrell, Albany Press and Knickerbocker; Samuel D. Lee, Rochester Herald; E. H. Butler, Buffalo Evening News: C. R. Baldwin, Watorbury American; W. C. Bryant, Brooklyn Times, - and Walter P. Phillips. The executive committee is composed of Messrs. Bcotk LafTan, Baldwin, Davis and Phillips. \ A Committee of MorchanU Calls on Cor. bln and He Gives Them Komn Advice— Bat Says Arbitration I< Imponiilble und the Compnnr "Will Concede Nuthlng—• Other Lftbor ltera«. RKADISO, Pa., Jan. 13.—The strikers' executive committee lias announced the ultimatum -- of the men -in - a strike order Issued Wednesday In the name of Chairman Lee. The order Is to the effect that no colliery shall go Into operation as long ai the Reading company employs non-union men to handle coal trains. The document provides: First—All matters looking toward a settlement must be submitted to the joint strike committee. Second—The 8 per cent, to the miners must be continued. Third—All train men discharged after the order was given to return to work to be reinstated. Fourth—All new men put on to take discharged men's places must be taken ofT. Fifth—All men discharged for attending labor meetings to be reinstated. Sixth—The trouble at Fort Richmond an<! Eltzatjetbport to ba arbitrated afterward. On Monday evening the Mechanics assembly, comprising machinist, carpenters and skilled workmen employed in and about Pottsvllle by the coal and iron company, decided almost unanimously that they would not itrike under any conditions, no matter who gave the order. Like aotion was taken by the skilled mechanics here. The order to strike just issued Includes, however, all laborers, helpers, yard hands and minor em- ployes at the shops and everywhere not now out Thin action was suggested at the general executive board conference, and when the strike Is in force the leaders are to officially place it before the board and they to place it before Powderly. A CONFERENCE WITH CORBIN. NEARLY A CLEAN SWEEP. 3 THIS is the top of the genuine "Pearl Top" Lamp Chimney, all others similar are imitations. X1 . • th fi 111^ 13 CHlj exact label pn each one of the |Pearl Top I Chimeys. The dealer may say and think he has as good, but he has not. • -Insist upon the exact label and top. GEO. A. MACBETH & CO Pittsburgh, Pa. LORD* THOMAS, Hale Attacks the Civil Service Administration—A Deficiency Bill Fasted. . WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.—Manderson introduced a bill in the senate Wednesday to make tbe minimum invalid pension $3 per mouth; Saulsbury a joint resolution opposing further effort by the United State* to cooperate with Europe la establishing a common ratio of silver and gold, and Hoar a resolution asking the president for the Pacific railways commission leport. Hale made a long speech on bis resolution for a select committee to investigate the condition of the dvll service. He produced figures showing that about 8] per cent of the official in- cumbente when Cleveland took the. executive chair bad been removed, and charged that the removals were mostly to make room for Democrats. Coke then spoke against the educational bill, and the senate-adjourned at the conclusion of Coke's speech. The house in committee of tbe whole sent tbe president's message to tbe ways and means committee and then took up the deficiency bill. A political discus-Ion took place, tbe Republicans charging the Democrat* with the necessity for the bill, because of their "characteristic and constitutional" delay. An amendment was adopted adding $100,000 for tho payment of tho awards for improvement of Fox and Wisconsin rivers, and the bill passed. The homs adjourned at 4:30 p. m. / Nearly B7,OOO,OOO Mor» In Pension*. WASHINGTON CITY, Jan. 12.— Among the bills Introduced In tbe senate Wednesday was one by Senator Manderson to increase all Invalid pensions to 18 per month. A statement accompanying the bill say* that It will (acreage the pensions of 140,883 persons now carried on the pension rolls, and will in crease the annual pension payments, by $ti, 753,854 lioluluut Provide* Committee Quarter*. WJ^HISOTOS Crrr, Jan. 12.—BpuaierCar- IUU and Cbalrtuau Mill*, of the W»T« aw cotuoitlUie; Hwberit ot naval aftalrc, flveor «U o**i«_prusniB«ut taember* o baoee, diowl W«diM*d*y a-wntog with efaairnuut at Us* tunif. attain Iowa Legislative Notes. DBS MOIKKS, la., Jan. 12.— The state senate got to work Wednesday, aud a number of bills were introduced, among which were measures prohibiting the leasing of convict labor; abolishing the ofllce of state printer,, the state to do Ita own- workj-provldlnj—a registration law for cities of over 10,000 population; for employing soldiers in state institutions; requiring railway companies to fence their tracka A " lively debate took place on a , proposition to dispense with visiting committees to state institutions, the life being given the discussion because the members "like it, they do," but the debate was cut short because the hour for the joint convention to canvass tbe vote on governor had arrived. The houso did very little business, the day being chiefly occupied In counting the vote, the footings not being obtained until after 5 o'clock. Larrabee was found to have received 1,171 votes over all. : i Had Orders from the "Pope." CINCINNATI, Jan. li—During the trial of Bon Hopkins Wednesday for complicity in , tbe wrecking of Fidelity bank Hoyt, the wit. ness, was telling about his trip to Chicago In June last to meet Wllshire at the time the (itOO.OOO was sent oa He said be got a tele- prum from Hopkins to the effect the "The 'Pope' wants you to go." , "The popof ejaculated Mr. Bateman, counsel for Hopkins, In a tone of great surprise. "Yea, the Tope.' It was understood that Mr. Harper should be designated u the 'Pope'." ' • Way to Make Cheap Steel Gnu. PITTSBUBO, Pa., Jan. 13.-— A nine-ton steel ;un was cast Wednesday afternoon at the 'Ittaburg Steel Casting company's works. The mould was filled In two minutes and wenty-eigbt seconds. The completed gun will be 22 feet 4 Inchon long; diameter at >reech 33 Inches, at the muzzle 10 inches. This gun cast solid can be made for $3,800, and made on the old "building-up" plan would cost (£3,000. The indications ore at present that the gun will prove a perfect iuccess. _^ Bewarded for Saving a Llfe- NKW YORK, Jan. 14— Edward Mouoly, a colored man, under sentence ot one year and seven months' Imprisonment for larceny, who warned Warden Walsb, of tbe Tombs, that Dan Driscoll bad a knife and ntended to kill the warden, was brought b«- tore Judge Glldersleeve Wednesday, and his sentence suspended during good boha'Vior. Drlscoll would have bad a good chanoe to carry out his murderous design, it Mosely had not revealed the plot, An Indianapolis' Lawyer Stricken. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jaa 18.—Hon, Oscar B. Hord wus stricken down with paralysis in his ofllce Tuesday. At a late hour at night his physician pronounced his condition critical. He is tbe last surviving partner of the well-known law firm ot Hendrloks, Hord & Hendrlcks. American Newspaper Publisher*. NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—The executive committee of the American Newspaper Publishers' association mot at it* office In this city Wednesday. After a conference with tbe business managers of the New York papers the committee adjourned to meet In Indianapolis Feb. 7. ArrNted for Stealing •10O.OOO. NKW YORK, Jaa ia—W. H. Payne, ot Payne, Steck & Co., jeweler*, who lately failed, was arrested Wednesday on a charge ot grand larceny In converting to hi* own uw about (100,000 worth of goods entrusted to the firm by housee In tbe trade. Which Would Never Do, TQU Know. LONDON, Jan. 12.—John Bright, in picturing the remits of home rule la Ireland, warn* the country that it It returns Gladstone to power be may appoint Paraelllte* to the hlgbait office* of tho sute. Blalae i» a Ormadt»th«r. Krw Yomc, Jao. l*-Mr*. Jam* O. , Jr., gay* ttMh to • *eo W»do«*Uj Interested Merchants Take a Hand—The Strike and the K. of I. Board. PHILADELPHIA, Jaa 12.—A committee of merchants of towns In the strike region called upon President Corbln Wednesday to confer with him iu regard to a settlement of the difficulty. They were closeted about an hour and when the committee left none of them would say what was done, except that Mr. Corbinhad treated them with courtesy and seemed willing to meet thn men half way. It was learned later from a delegate that the proposition of Mr. Corbin, whatever It Is, will be presented to a meeting ot the business men of Fottavllle to be called at once. It was gleaned that the merchants are to undertake to treat In some manner with the strike leaders with a view to coming to an understanding. ; LATER.—The following is what Mr. Corbin said to the committee, after hearing what they bad to say: He heartily sympathized with the object ot the committee, which was to end the strike which be deplored as much as any one, but the position and duty of tbe company was perfectly clear. There was nothing that the company could submit to arbitration. The subject of the railroad strike was closed; that strike was over; tho men who left tho service of the company were discharged, and would nnder no clrcumstancoa be taken back. Tbe leaders of tbe striking miners, he understood, would not be satisfied If even in the question of wages the company should concede all that they should ask, 'but they would ' demand that all .new men on the railroad should undischarged i and all discharged men taken back. This alone would make arbitration impossible.. But beyond this the position of tbe company regarding the miners' wages was just and fair and honest, and Its maintenance was demanded by every principle of sound business policy. If all coal companies .could be brought together to agree to an advance of wages the Reading would pay as high rates as anybody, but to talk of submitting to arbitration a matter which might make it impossible for the Reading company to compete with the other coal producing and carrying concerns was useless. These . were questions the company could never lubnijt to arbitration. The company bad taken ra position with great care and deliberation. It was right and would never recede. The miners bad violated their contract wjth, the,,company. The proper thing for them was to return to work, and then If they had any grievances tbe company would patiently hear anything they had to say, wou)d dp thflm full justice, and would In the future,,•* it bad.in the past, pay the best wage* that any company would for the same Clara of work. Mr. Corbln said be felt very sorry lor the great body of the miners, whom he felt sure had been misled by their leaders. He was sorry to see them suffer, hoped that they would return to work at once, and suggested to the committee that they might do excellent service to themselves, to the miners, to the company, and to tha public by trying to enlighten the miners, who had been misled into a strike which was utterly wrong and without cause. They should try, be said, to induce the miners to return to their allegiance to the company. This was the way, and the only way, to end tha strike. The committee were much impressed with Mr. Corbln's candid statement of tbe position of the company, which many of them admitted was impregnable. The committee would not say what they proposed to do, but It in .likely that it will result in an address by tbe committee to the miners. Muter Workman Lewi* said Wednesday night that the miners were very anxious to have a conference with President Corbin at the earliest possible moment, and that he had expressed his willingness to meet them again as won as he could arrange certain matters connected with the question. Throe members of the K. of L. general executive board—Hayes, Barry, and Ayleeworth —met hero Wednesday and listened informally to tbe statesman!* of representative* of tbe strikers. They could take no official aotion, as there was noc a quorum, but they approved of the strike as Individual members ot the board, and made a public statement to thai effect. . Mora Help for the "OnU." POTTSVILLB, Pa., Jan. 12t—Subdivision 18^ of the Miners' National district No. 185, ba* unanimously and officially decided to recognize the railroaders' troubles and join forow with thorn. leal union In its conflict with tne employes, and recommending the withholding of support from all establishments where non-union labor Is employed; indorsing the blue cigar lalwl and condemning that of the K. of L.; denouncing tho Merritt connpiracy law and favoring independent political ao- tion of the laboring mossoH. A committee of five wej appointed to draft a plan to carry out the last rosolutioa . The committee is as follows: Louis Engel, of Chicago: Robert Bwallow, of Chicago; J. W. Hniltb, of Bpringflolrl; George Ber.kler, of Pooria, and Charloa Dold, of Peoria. Victory for the Glan* Blowers. BROOKLYN, N. Y., Jaa 11 -All the flint gloss blowers are jnbilant over the news that James Murray's Glass factory, of Nnw Bedford, Mass., has withdrawn from the combination of manufacturers, and that Mr. Murray had Informed his men that they rould return to work at the old terms. Mr. Murray has written to all the eastern firms that he will ship goods throughout tbe country by Saturday, and under no conditions whatever will he join the Manufacturers' association agala Sued for Libel by Knighta of Labor. DOVER, N. H., Jan. 11—The Dover Times has been sued fjr (1,000 damages by three members of the local K. of L assembly, for alleged libel In connection with the reasons for the disbanding of that organization. THE SHEEP MEN HEARD FROM. Resolutions of Ohio Wool Growers. COLCMBCS, U., Jaa 12.—The Ohio Wool Growers' association met here Wednesday and organized by electing G. B. Qulnn president, and E. W. Rutherford secretary. Resolutions were unanimously adopted disapproving of the president's recommendation for free wool; declaring his reasons for such recommendation fallacious and justifying the conclusion that ho does not favor protection to American industry; asking why he did not propone free sugar, when the duty on that Is four times that on wool, if he wants • reduction of tbe revenue, especially In view of the fact that twenty-five time* as many people are engaged in producing wool as'are producing sugar, and declaring the president insincere in claiming a desire to reduce the revenue. ENTERED A GRAY HORSE. INDIANA DEMOCRATS PUT UP GRAY AS CLEVELAND'S MATE. Protectionist Farmer* In Conference. New YORK. Jan. 12.— The "representative grangers" from different sections of the conn- try began Wednesday morning at tha Fifth Avenue hotel a session which was__ suggested. by The New York Tribune. They will discuss the tariff, from the farmers' standpoint, and privately. They are all Republicans and protectionist* Among those present are John T. Rich, president of the Michigan Wool-Growers' association; W. C. Morse, president of Chemung Tobacco-Growers' association; J, D. Lyman, of the New Hampshire state forestry commission; Edward Burroughs, of the New Jersey state board of agriculture, and J. H. Hale, master of the Connecticut state grange. A Bophomorlc Production. MIDDI.EBDRY, Vt, Jan. 12.—At the an- nnal meeting of Vermont Merino Sheep Breeding association here Wednesday, resolutions were adopted declaring the president's rnessage not the production of a wise, ripe and patriotic American citizen, but the effusion of oue just attaining tha sophomore stage in the Cobden school of British political] opinion; pronouncing the reasoning in the message insulting to every intelligent wool-grower and laborer iu the nation, and declaring that if his recommendations were adopted they would ruin the wool-growing industry of the United States. Dooin't Look Like » Coal Famine. NEW YORK, Jan. ia—The Goal Trade JournU of this week publishes figures ihow- ing that there were 58,503 tons of coal mined last week by the Reading company less than the corresponding week of last year. The Heading company mined 4u,000 tons last week, and the whole output in the Bchuylkill region was 00,000 tons, as against 185,976 tons in the first week of 18a7. In the Leblgh region 112,490 tons were mined in the first week of last year, while all that was mined in that region last week was 33,769 ton* The mines in the Wyoming valley appear to be making up almost for the entire deficit in the other two regions. In the first week oC 1887 274,140 tons of coal were mined in the Wyoming valley. Last week 445,329 were mined, or 27,186 tons less than were mined In all three reglous during the corresponding week of last year. An Elgin, Bis., Banker Dead. BLOW, Ills., Jan. 12.—Increase C. Bosworth died Wednesday morning, aged 76, of blood-poisoning, the result of a carbuncle. ?Ie was born in New York state. He had filled various offices up to the time of his death, being president of the First National bank, Elgin, Ills. Ha had been supervisor, alderman of Elgin, trustee of the northern {llinais. insane asylum, trustee of the Chicago university, and of . Morgan park seminary. He leaves a wife and four children. '• The "Big Four" Railway WlDl • Bait. CINCINNATI, Jan. 12.—The circuit court has dismissed the suit ot the Ohio & Mississippi railroad asamst the "Big Four" company, to compel the latter to give entrance to Obio& Mississippi trains into the Grand Central station. It appear* that the roads centering there wera to pay each its proportion of the expenses incurred In building the same, or to pay 6 per cent interest on that proportion. This, it is charged, the Ohio & Mississippi railroad has not done. Got Enough. ID Fifteen Hounds. NKW YORK, Jan. 13.—Eugene Hornbacker, of this city, and Billy Clarksoo, of Philadelphia, each weighing 113 pounds, fought At teen rounds to a finish in an np-town club house Wednesday night, Clarkson got sick in tho fifteenth round and threw up the sponge. The fight lasted one hour and two minutes. Jack Reagan was referee. Hornbacker's eyes are closed, hla nose broken, and he k»t several teeth. Clarkson la badly out about the face. A NuiiiernuiOr Attended Tonffir«no« Prop«re« Tor the Great National Ra««—Resolution* Indorsing Cleveland and the Govern jr—A Telegram from Demorrntle CongrpARtnan—Evening Mast-Meeting. "INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 14— Tho conference of the state Democracy assembled at Masonic ball at II o'clock Wednesday morning, evory county represented, and the attendance, according to the secretary's roll, aggregating J,040—the largest gathering of the kind ever witnessed in the state to perfect preliminary organization. Prior to the assembling of th» conference the several delegates from each congressional district held meetings and selected members of the various committees for the day's work. In each of the dlutrict meetings contiderable Interest was manifest In the selection of a member of the committee on resolutions, the question at Usue being the indorsement of Governor Gray as the vice presidential candidate of his party, and his friends being very aggressive and earnest The opposition was based solely upon expediency, the argument be Ins used that the majority of Indiana Democr'ati were for him, and that it was useless to provoke any antagonism by direct aud personal indorse- ment. The governor's friends took a different view ot the matter and made It the Issue, giving np all tha other positions for It. When the committee was announced it was apparent that the efforts of the governor's managers were crowned with success, as eleven of the thirteen members wera bis warmest friends. The full committee is u follows, the names being given in the order of the congressional districts which they represent: G. W. Shanklin, Vanderburgh county; ex- Congressman Cobb, Knox; F. B. Burk, Clark; Frank Gavin, Decatur; J. R, Gordon, Putnam; C. W. Kilgore, Delaware; W. B. Ray, Shelby; J. B. Brigge, Sullivan; Senator Johnson, Tlppecanoe; M, D. Fransler, Cass; M. H. Kldd, Wabash; R a Bell, Allen; E. B. Bingbam, 8t Joseph, The conference was soon permanently organized, Governor Gray being selected for chairman. He made a brief speech of thanks, and an adjournment was taken to the afternoon. .. , Upon reassembling a plan for state organi- cation was presented and adopted. The formation of clubs In every county under the name of the Hondricks league was recommended, and each county was requested to report a committee of five for that purpose. Congressman Cobb, chairman of the committee on resolutions, then submitted the committee's report, saying that the committee was a unit in its action. The resolutions concern- Ing the administration and Indorsement ot Gray for the vice presidency are as follows: We ball with enthusiasm the brave and able leadership of Grover Cleveland, president of the United States, and heartily Indorse his administration of national affairs. We welcome the message of the president ot the United States as a courageous step toward the administration of the government In harmony with tho requirements of the masses ot the people, and we urge upon congress to carry out Its recommendations. We declare that the so-called doctrine of "protection to American labor," as Illustrated In our present tariff, is a fraud upon the mechanics of the country eflpeclally, placing them largely Iu the power of their employi-rs, and making them the victims ot the oppressive power of colossal aggregations of capital eiertcd In tho Interests of monopoly and against the Interests of labor. Unsolved, That we appreciate and highly commend the administration of our state affaire by Isaac P. Gray, for his ability, his honesty and his hearty an\earnest efforts to Improve the state government In all its branches; and . It wi[l cure YOU Ifistfie only, ffmed nai stood Jfte Jwt 5f ntf 6 cents fo . jfiebeau- .. fiful colorod bleture."r1ooriiH Girt". /WilobhorosS? *-£• — ^--".^ Hn JCM fV* flKOfflBHt Now he'll l» to Inns fa lictn* Ik roar retailer (or the Orlclnml 93 Beware of Imitations. Hme Genuine anleis hcttrlnz thl* Stamp .JAMES MEANS' S3 SHOE. Button,CongxtMB * Leoa. Unexcelled la DuroMHty.Oom/brt awi^j* eearanre. A postal cardwnt is will brtn g yoo Inform* tlon how to pet thli She* Inanj^atfttcor Territory.. Moans & Co,, dllJnco'nBl^ Boston, Uau. I than any other 3n Tho world. ThourmMs v u will tall you thorwuon if you tut Umn. J. R. BELL & SON Will sell them to yon If you will ;glre thorn chance, u well Ml FINE CLOTHING. A. new and desirable stock ol which they tare OL band. Den't think of going anywhere »l»o, as no one else In the city keeps The James Means Shoe Or as fine and *"1 'EU2GAHT . Astheydo) ™ E CHICAGO PRTH- QPenetrstei the Centre* of Pevwla- J Ittoa I* ILLINOIS, IOWA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, DAKOTA, NEBRASKA AND WYOMING, e heartily recommend him to the Democracy ot the state of Indiana and the nation for the vice presidency of the United States. Other resolutions Indorsing the election of Senator Turple, and denouncing the revolutionary measures of the Republicans of the last legislature, were unanimously adopted. Governor Gray was called on (or another speech, but declined except to again think the conference for Its confidence In him, and after the adoption of a resolution recommending that the state central committee call the state nominating convention to meet on the first Wednesday in June the conference adjourned. A meeting iras held at night at Tomlinson hall, which was appropriately decorated, tha affair being under the charge of the Uen- dricksclub. Ex-Senator McDonald was the first speaker. He reviewed the president's message, and spoke ot it as one of the most remarkable documents that was- ever submitted to congress. He took strong ground In favor of the people, as distinguished from the monopolists. He said that Sherman was both a politician sod a statesman, but In his late speech in the senate ha bad spoken only as a politician. Governor Gray was next introduced. He laid that the meeting was the most remarkable ever held in the state, and that tha enthusiasm of tha meeting had dispelled all doubt, if any existed, about the result in this state in November. He then reviewed the record of the Republican, party, and referred with confidence to the coming campaign. He said that he was glad that the Republicans had determined to make state politics prominent in the coming campaign, and declared that the Republican* htti placed a debt, of |4,00o,000 upon the people with nothing to show for It, while the Democrats bad made $l'J200,000 of debt, and could point to the new state house and to the threa new insane hospitals as the result ot the expenditure. A telegram was received from Washington signed by D. W. Voorhees, D. Turtle, William a Holman, O. C. Mateoo, W. D. Byruim, Jonas G. Howard, J. H. O'Neall, and B. F. Bbively, Iu which it Is declared that tariff reform U the issue of the day, and that in a contest between the system ot tariff for revenue against a tariff for enrichment ot monopolies the algners will stand by the Democratic doctrine of tariff for revenue laid as far as possible upon luxuries. The. meeting -was largely attended and there was great enthusiasm. Its THAIW BKBVICK If earetnllr arranged to meet requirements of local travel, as well at) to furnish the most attractive Koutes or through travel between Important TRADE CENTRES^ ift* EOUIPNEST ot I>ay *nd Parlor Oars, Dining and Palace Sleeping Oan Is without rivalj la perfeetioB el ITS HO AD- BED stone-ballasted steel. . The North-Weitern to the »BTOrH« route for the Commercial Travel, the Tourist and the seekers alter new homes In the Oolden Northwest. • Detailed Information cheerfully furnished bj Agent, J. H. WHITHAJT, HL O WICKER. Vlce-Pres. & Gen. Uangr. Traffic Manager. 1 F. W1L80S, fin'I Funipr Apit. HO HOUSEHOLD SHOULD BE WITHOUT ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF LABOR It Bcaolv** to Ioau»ar»t» • Political Mov*- mtnt o< Laboring Hen. FXQIUA, III*., Jan, 18L—A convention of labor unloui of thU state oonv«ned bar* Wednesday. Among th« biulnew transacted wa» (h» adoption ot revolutions ImtrucUog th« st-creuu-y to obtain. the addrakas ot all ualcaM In th* siat«, «a M to wi»Ui»h ecio- moalcaUaa wit* (htm for porpuws ot iuforuMUoa on Ubar nuiUcrs; >ym- wltb tfen Ch(o*«o A TalaabU Discovery. LANSINO, Mich., Jon. 12.—At the regular meeting ot the state board ot Health Fro- ftsaor .Vaoghu announced tha satisfactory result of an experiment by him at tha university , laboratory, he having succeeded in producing on an animal a disease similar to that of typhoid fever in man. by use of germs foucd la the water used by the 800 victim* ot typhoid at Iron Mountain, Mich. He claims it to be the pioneer discovery in the world. Barnnm'* l*te«t Amusement Idea. N«W YORK, Jan. 12.— P. T. Barnum has oebled an offer for the steamship Great Eastern. Ha says ha believe* it will ba so- ceptad.aud, it so, be will m*k» a floating ma- teaoj of it, with a spectacular show, something like the Fall of Babylon, HeOlyDB Heads * Tvmpcrmaoe AUiane*. N«w YORK, Jan. 18.—Dr. MeGlyna has b*iu tUcted prtaldeat ot the Ctutrai alll- eJJo«, oi Bropklyn,. CQiqpoMrt at d«tag«6«« trwn all the UmpenuM* ort.mianit.niK ot O» Got Five of the Six. DBNVER, Colo.1 Jan. 12.— New* Is received from Grand Junction, Cola, that Sheriff Shores, of Gunnlson, and ither officer* arrived there Wednesday with Bob Smith Jack Smith and » man named Ubode*, ot the gang of train '. robber* , who last October held up the Bait Lake express on the Rio Grande road sear • Grand Junction. Tub 'piakes five arrested of toe six implicated in the affair. • Bon Improving, Father Fall In*;. BIBLJK, Jan. 18.—The crown prince Is !*• ported to be recovering from his throat disease. The health of bit father. Emperor William, appears to be gradually falling. Bloat Poo* the Prleoa U*rb, DCBUN, Jan. 12.—Mr. Wilfred Blast quUtly doatwd «)• prison pu-b Wedoa*i»y and baa resigned himself to pertorqiin j th* duties and obeying th» rales ut the prison. Bun>*4 Up »h» Fire fttpartmiw*. . as*.; Jaa. .• WL -Tb» fl» depart. UukUoe was btuixd WoduMday night etout 1100,000; Umwaae*, pan!*!, The majority of the Ills of t&e hnuuta body arise from a dlutased Liver, Simmons tilver Regulator ha* been tho mean* of restoring more people to health and happiness by giving them a health; Uver than any other agency pn earth. •EK'THAT YQTJ oarr LAD. £8! Do Your OTTO Dyeing, at JfiUnme7witti j£s3 PEERLESS DYES They will dye everything. They RTB told everj where. Price l«>*. a paokwro— W color*. TtteV have no equal foe Strength, TBrUiitooa*, imouiit In Packages or for FiaU-.oss 01 Color, or aoa- They do cot crock or ' l A 3PMU- t««.fa, ««ln«j th« MtaeaH B&MUK W-jy&#r, 0£&l&> gSjamff srsaxyieaaa^. s«M*«*at*i«. 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