Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on February 25, 1897 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, February 25, 1897
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BSK.x:- f**tfi ffi * ** riJT i_X OLN^Y NO" "M P BY CABLE, at flaVann P nf Stfct* Htm t* W»ts%!ps to New York, Feb. 21—A dispatch to the World from Washington Says: Fitzhugh Lee, consul-general of the United States to Havana, has resigned, fc«t has been requested to remain nt CONSUL LEE. his post for a time at least The following cablegram was received Tuesday at the state department: "Havana, Feb. 22.—Secretary of State: My resignation mailed per steamer. .: , ~ . LEE." Secretary Olney replied to this almost Immehlately, urging General Lee to withhold his resignation until some- thlng N could be done, and declaring that ,hls retirement at this time and In such a manner "would cause untold trouble." After sending his dispatch, Secretary Olney hurried over to the White House et, and talked over thei situation with President Cleveland for nearly an hour before ,the other members of the cabinet arrived to attend the regular meet- Ing. ; . . -.-.•. ' . ' The president fully approved of Mr. Olney'a action In requesting Gen. Lee to withdraw his resignation for the present. The matter was not laid bo- fore the cabinet. . . •WOULD 8ENP WARSHIPS. ' BUI to Compel Spain to ncjcnso Amor- lean Prisoners. •Washington, Feb. 24.—Representative Gibson of Tennessee on Tuesday Introduced a joint resolution directing the president to demand of the Spanish authorities in Cuba 1 the immediate restoration of liberty to every American •citizen, native born or naturalized, now Imprisoned by them :in the Island of Cuba, and-In support-of that demand the president Is authorized and direct- «a~tonrcc&mpany It By" tlie presence of a sufficient number of United" States ahlps-of-war to make that demand ^opd;. and, if it is not granted within twenty-four hours, the city of Havana, ^andj^ifcacod^bc^other-ports of—Gubar shall be,bombarded uutil It is fully compiled with and all American clti- _ .zens 'are delivered to the commander of OUT warships. ' • . 1 , BLOW TO INDIANA SALOONS. Liquor Selling Can Be Excluded From Residence Portions of Cltle*. . Indianapolis, Feb. 24,—The Supreme court Tuesday struck a body blow at the liquor interests by holding that a s city organized under the general law had the power by ordinance to exclude saloons from the residence :-parts of citlesr even" though"" persons already he,ld licenses from both city and county. The court explains that the license is simply a permit, which may be revoked at any time the public' good re- quirks it, and that the power to regulate the liquor traffic is a part at the police right of.the city, which cannot be surrendered by any contract which the city may make. This ruling will affect every' city in " the state, many cities having already paved the way for passage of similar ordinances, but doHying action to await the decislr the , supreme court. •'" , VauUervoort Exonerated. Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 24^—Tuesday's session of the Reform Press Association was full of interesting talk. Secretary Barker said he had received an official communication from the Nebraska Reform Press Association which preferred charges against ex- President Paul Vandervoort and asked that Mr. Vandervoort be tried and expelled from the association. Mr. Parker said ' the* communication had charged Mr. Vandervoort with being » .paid spy of the Republican party and a traitor to Populism. Mr. Van- 'dervoort demanded an Investigation, and a committee of three was appointed* At the afternoon session the committee rendered. its report, exonerating General Vandervoort from any and &1J charges made by t^e Nebraska State Reform Press Association and National Secretary Edgerton and con- 4emaijjg hia accusers, t '". ' -' ' Wultwn Is Auifry. ' Co»staati|M>pie, Feb. 24,—There is a c-. disposition at the Yildiz in favor.Of a Turkish advance Tbessgly, Four batt'alioEa of re- embarked ttt leroid, and . for Salonika. but X* f $£08*? WaiNt.Beec&er li&n rallied % f bet f* • •T'* and r* k pr n ?pntnt!v*>«, w; n <•? n Tn<">!!ng *>«ia af Senator '•OHSfi for the organisation of the silver "leptiWican party. The address reviews the history of the silver movement, and concludes: "Responding to earnest suggestions, and at the same tima expressing osr ftwn^ deliberate opinion, we tirge upon the silver Republicans of the .United States, and upon all 'cltizetis, of what* evear previous party association, who are wlHlngJo K;o-operate with 1 Htical action until the great monetary Issue is settled and settled right, that immediate steps be taken to perfect noon as possible, each of the states, and territories, to the end that thereafter a national convention may be held tot the purpose of making an authoritative pronouncement to the country and affecting a national organization. As soon ns possoble, each of the states and territories should designate a member of the provisional, national cooamlttee_ of the silver Republican party, which committee will have charge of the calling of the national conventldn and<of all matters preliminary thereto. Meantime, we have taken the liberty of naming the Hon. Charles A. Towne of Minnesota as chairman of sa}d provisional national committee, whose official address for the present will be the city of Washington, and to whom all communications should be sent. "The provisional national committee is hereby called to meet in executive session at tha city of Chicago, at a place to bo seasonably announced by the chairman, on Tuesday, the 8th day of June, 1897." . The address is signed by H. M. 'Teller, Fred T. Dubols, Frank J. Cannon, R. F. Pettlgrew, Lee Mantle, John P. Jones, Charls* A. Towne, C. 8. Hartman, J. F. Sh'affroth, C. E. Allen/Edgar Wilson. _ • FIVE KILLED BY DYNAMITE, Premature Kiploalon nt Murray. - Kjf. ^ Causes Death to Negro en. Murray, Ky., Feb. 24.-^A premature explosion of dynamite at a gravel-pit at noon Tuesday • killed five negro laborers and wounded as many more. The names otthe dead are: • TOM BELL. MAJOR GARDNER. WILLIAM MORRIS. . WILL ORR. , : , HARDY JACKSON. \ The names of the wounded are: Tom Guthrie. . , Was Tucker. Frank Harding. James Gardner.' Rome Watterson. . " • Two of the wounded will die. Judge Lone Kenomlnated. : ' Detroit, Feb. 24.—There was a large attendance of'delegates at the republican state convention held here-Tuesday to nominate^ jandldateA for Justice, 'of the supreme ^courFand "twp regents"' of the university. There were 1,096 votes on the first ballot, and as the apportionment called for 1,104 an Idea can be had of the interest instate af- falrs-takenH3y-republlcanB~thlB"Bprlng.= Justice Charles D. Long!was nominated by acclamation, after many hapdsome compliments had been paid him by delegate* for the distinguished services,he had rendered his country and his state. Regent William J. Cocker of Adrian was also renomlnated by acclamation. • •'- Bensemer Iron Pool Meeting. Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 24.—The Bessemer Iron Association met in .Cleveland Tuesday for the purpose of adjusting rates. The representative of each,_ mine^made known_whatli_he. thought his rating, in the pool should be and the association adjourned for one week to deliberate. The member^ declare that there Is no immediate prospect of the ending of the poo}.. They express i the opinion .that the prices will be about what they were in 1895, which were lower than those for • last year. ' . SpanlnU Soldiers Havana,, Feb. 24.—Great anxiety Is felt at the palace and in all official circles at the news from Cienfuegos, which states that that city is the center of a serious mutiny of the Spanish troops. Large arrears of pay are due tho army in Cuba and the. discontent caused by this has culminated in open disobedience in the Spanish,-ranks in the Cienfuegos district. ' < Michigan Editors Baqquet. Detroit, Mich,, Feb. 21^-Michisan editors were handsomely entertained Tuesday night by a banquqt tendered them by the proprietors of the Hotel Cadillac. Over 500 mamlwrs of the Michigan Press Association and ladles, with many other Jtetrolt newspaper men, enjoyed the dinner.. • Anarchy Loose In A*la Minor. London,"Febr24.™A dispatch 1 to the Standard from Constantinople says: "A deplorable state of anarchy exists In Asia Minor. The Redlfs (Turkish reserves) and I£urds ar^ harrying Ar^ menlans right and left withput hindrance from the authorities." gynla W1U 0j>«a »u Madrid, Feb. 21—The cabinet haa ordered Minister of Finance Navarro Reverter to reply to the United States of America ia the matter of the imprisoned Americans in Cuba that an inquiry has been opened. F^|^'«^ J ^»ttSf «* fc T£&£" ~ •/"•* V ~> *'"•-''' _ 6;O-''X^i'; v ' ',-,"' " ' • JMlar4«xojr Attempt* South Bend, Jnd., Feb. 24.—Charles jPjokortou, in jail, accused of the laor- 4er Q2 <hl$ twpiiew, cut bia thoafc vitli «, tii* euy fefeiicile. Ha is wssk, but wltl ENTIRE OHIO V4I.I FV !<? SUH- MEROED. Msny Ctfls* DfitngPrt anrt I>pIl»«I to Flc« for Th*lr Ij5»n<1< Irs»indftt<i<l — The toss WHl Be Very HesTy, Pittsburg, Pa,, Feb. 24.—The flood that.swept oref the lowlands of Pitts- bttrg and Allegheny Tuesday aa a result of the heayy rains Is the most disastrous for years. At 8 o'clock last evening the-marks on the Monongahela wharf showed 29 feet, with the river rising 2 Inches an hour. River men expect 29^ feet. This is 4% feet short of the record.of the big flood of 1834. Nearly all the mills and manufacturing plants that line the banks of the Mcnongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers were forced to suspend operations because of thQ high water. But for the remarkable fact that the rivers were free from ice and heavy drift the damage-would have been greater. Capt. S. S. Brown, the irillHonalre coal shipper and racaJiorse_owneri-hadjfcwen.ty-flye coal barges torn from their moorings at Brown station and swept down the Monongahela. As they crashed Into the piers of bridges they were wrecked and sunk. Trains are all delayed. Half the cellars of the downtown business district are full of water. In the First ard of Allegheny tha police patrolled their beats rn skiffs and rescued a number, of persona who were, afraid to remain In their, homes. In some places the water is in the second stories of the buildings. OHIO AND KANAWIIA RISE. Flood at FUtuburff IB tho Molt Dle- 1 , aatrous in Year*,. Parkersburg, W. Va., Feb. 24.— The Ohio and Kanawha rivers at this point have reached an alarmingly' high stage, and the gravest fears are entertained. The water Is rushing over the rlvera* -bankspfloodlnffFthe-rlQwlands,---:- Hundreds of families living on tho river banks are homeless, eeeking .shelter and aid. The farm lands of the Kanawha river are completely .flooded, and the destruction to farm property is appalling. Great suffering and distress exist among the farmers, who are left without any means of subsistence from the loss of their crops. Several persons are reported drowned. A farm house near Elizabeth was washed from the foundations, and the family barely escaped drowning^ The Baltimore & Ohio, the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern and .the Ravenswood, Spencer & Glenvllle railroads are submerged. . .-. Traffic has been suspended entirely In tho city, of Charleston, and 700 people are homeless.^ The backwater from the Elk river has 'covered the lowlands, and hundreds of families living along the .banks have been compelled to seek the hills for safety. The legislature is -now--Jn "sesslon-in-the^capltal,- and tlio htate house Is surrounded by water. The members of the legislature reached the capltol In boats. .Both branches had short sessions and then adjourned. The ; flood. will delay matters, necessi- tatlng an extra session. Elk City is under .water. AH the families have been driven from their 'homes. The town of Hinton is flooded. All reports from the Head waters .of the Allegheny and Monongahela are alarming. The' people in this vicinity are preparing for, the worst,. " . . Situation ut Louisville, Ky., Feb. 24.— The river Is rising at the rate of two Inches an hour and has reached the stage of twenty- four feet. Already the occupants of- houses along the river front between 4th- and 7th streets are seeking higher ground. Specials report damage to farm property and log booms, but very little losa of life. Farmer, Ky., is almost submerged. Jonas 'Tyree was drowned In the .Powell rlv- er* rnear Donkey vllle, A special from MIddlesboro says the loss in southeast Kentucky will reach $200,000. ,. Danger Point at'I'ortamoutU, O, Portsmouth, Ohio, Feb. 24.—The Ohio river passed the danger point at daylight Tuesday. Residents of Mill street moved out' and those residing on East Front street are moving, The river has reached the 55-foot mark and is rising three inches an hour. Fifty-seven feet cuts oft thV water works and light. To Boycott National Bank Note*. Guthrie. O. T., Feb. 24.— A resolution has been introduced In the house calling a convention of. all free silver states at Denver Sept. 10 to discuss a proposition to issue state bonds of $10, $20 and $50 and boycott national bank notes; the bonds to be i\sed as .circulating mediums. ~ . • ' Nuncio to the Gxar. Washington, Feb. 24,— A significant point in the GrecO'-Turklsh trouble has reached Washington. The pope is about to send a nuncio to St. Petersburg. It ia considered at the apostolic delegation as an indication that a general European break-up is much more imminent tban at present suspected, at Can«a. . Canea, Feb. 24.— Desultory firing ia going on between the Cretans stationed along the heights of Suda and the Turkish outpostk The Turkish men- of-.war threw a Jew shells in the direction of the Cretans. No damage was done, Hou*c* tiyUt on Hartford, Cons., Feb. 24.— Tije legislature Tuesday discussed a reaoiu UpQ Mr. in the to to adopted ia Knlsbtt nf t.Thoi", f'r,T*e-Tr^mT(,"tn JpS'ip* Dnnn nf JiHho snd National Rff-retnry J, Edgerton wefe cppointfid to draft a telegram of inQniry to li« ! s«nt the Memphis convention. The query ended thus: "Will members who join IM organization afc Memphis be require* to sever all connection and co-operation with free-silver forces in opposition to the policy adopted by our national convention at St. Louis? Does your proposition to empower year officers to expel any wramber found advocating the cause of any other party mean that any member is to be expelled for advocating co-operation of ths free silver forces?" In reply tne president of the Memphis convention, Frank Burkltt, wired a quotation from the constitution and by-laws of the Reform Press association. This was not satisfactory,, and the question aa to free-silver principles was repeated with emphasis., Nothing satisfactory being given In answer, it was decided 19 to 5 to "form a. new asso- Reform Press association"." OTTAWAjyiNS THE DAY. May Get the Slttlngi of , the IlllnoU Supreme Court. Springfield, 111., Feb. 24.— The .bill for the consolidation of the Supreme court was amended in the house Tuesday by substitutlng.Ottawa for Springfield as the place at which the court should alt. The debate was protracted, and when It Was found that the amendment had carried by a vote of 66 to 62 the friends of the consolfdatlon at first feared the measure was killed. Later In the day they regained ho^e, and now .believe they can secure votes enough to effect consolidation at Ottawa, though the contest 'promises to be close when the Mil as amended cornea up for final passage. It Is even intl- ~ . -. : .n j Ottawa- will hav6 more voles than one = for consolidation at Springfield. MAJ. M'KINLEY'S CONDITION. Reported Not Much Batter and Still In -••... Need of Rest. , , ' • Canton, Ohio, Feb. 24.— Dr. Phillips, when he called Tuesday morning, found Major McKlnley little better than on Monday, and no more in condition to receive visitors than a week ago. It Is believed the conferences he held last we*elc :and Sunday were too great a tax upon him, and he Is suffering a slight relapse. The physician says that Major 1 McKinley will be fully able to travel to Washington next Monday. • , ' To Boopen tho Parochial Schools. Winnipeg, Man., ' Feb. 24.— Archbishop Langevln, head of the Roman Catholic church in this country,' announces thai? in. view of the terms of ^ of the" ed Into /between the Manitoba and dominion . government, he cannot hold out further -hope to the Roman -Catholics "rof f.obtainlng";JuBtlce~from r "govern- elded at once to reorganize the Roman Catholic school board abolished by the Manitoba school act and to reopen the parochial schools in all districts. . ; Gomez 8*ld to Have Mot Defeat. Havana, Feb. 24.—Gascos* brigade reconnoltered in the. vicinity of San Augustln, Trlllada, Guayos and La, Reforma, where he defeated Maximo Cromez, capturing position on the river, crossing and pursuing the Insurgent general to Rio Grande, and compelling him to raise the aiege. The Spaniards pursued him to'Santa;Ter- esa, inflicting many losses upon the Cubans, -.- •••.•.-•, :'.... ..••-:. JUlnoU A, P. A. In Sewlon. Blormlngton, III., Feb. 24.—The American Protective Association of Illinois began a three days' aesslon here Tuesday morning. Two hundred lodges In the stat^ sent delegates. William D./Newton, ' Bloomlngton, was" chosen• - president. Springfield, pan- vllle, Jacksonville, -Aurora arid Du- quoln are candidates for the next convention, and there .is. considerable wire-pulling among the delegates. • . i " , ,. \ / * 1 VacplnatioA Rule Invalid. i Madison,! Wis., Feb.- 24,—The Supreme court has declared the rule of the state board of health requiring all children to be, vaccinated before attending school invalid, The case -was brought to test the power of the board of health, and has been closely watched by the local boards In every town In the state. Decide* to lnore»*e Its Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 24.—The steel canal boat company, which, was organized for trade between the great lakes and the coast via the Erie Canal; hae decided to increase Us fleet from sis to nineteen boats this season. Last season the boats carried ateel rails exclusively, but this season will go into general traffic. (Jultau I* Mobil Ul«s Troop*. London, Feb, 24.— It is reported from Constantinople on good authority that the Sulian haa ordered seventeen div^ siona of the army mobilized for the purpose of enabling him, with the regulars, to put 200,000 men ia the field, £0,000 each against Greece and Bulgaria, the remainder as a reserve. . Moscow, Feb.^l.-^The report tha,t Dr. WtlMa«t 8t«lnU«, tiie chess player, is deacHs uiifrii^ Ha b stlil IB '»' , fwaa a All the late Spring Styles: a Clasps, 5 Hooks and 4 All the Correct Colors: Pearl, -Bert* Ox Blood, Tan, Brown, Buttons* See our special, 2 clasp, fancy warranted Glove at $( 25, worth $1.50. Ladies Dress Skirt ."•-.•' ' ' ;'.« We are showing a complete line of ready made 5kir% *" Serges, Mohairs,.Novelties, Brotade <"«««.*» JlO T ? | -Jt Also a fine line of Wash Goods: Percales, Ginghams, Organdies, Dimities, Lappet Mulls, Jaconats, Etc., Etc. , • '• TERMS CASH. E, D. DAVIS* We have eclipsed all previous, in placing before you onej of tlie most complete and handsomest lines of Wash Fabrics?! ever shown, in this City. The Weaves and Designs ar$Jj entirely different from anything shown heretofore. -,; Special: ;, J,_fast_ , o ^affd~stripred f "have never sold for less than lOc, at XiotNo. 2, Percales,-the-kind that you f * Cast Hi an Cords Jrt an endless variety of colorings, fully worth 12i cents, at Aerial Corded Dimities +* * This same class oiE goods sold readily I f | m last season at 18 cents, our price M Let 4*™" °lt~-'t~ ^K" 4 12 l-2<? 15; Valencia Jaconats ;/s Fully worth 16. cents, at ' Tulle Chatelaines, Mimosa, Pompadour Lace Lawn and Tissue Mozam- ; .bique, these lines all go at Lappet Mulls * Extra fine quality, value 25,cents, at Tambour Fantasia •< This. clotB with an interlining shows up • ' beautifully, would be good value at 30 cents, . our price , One Lot French Qrgandi's ly yard Patterns, this same fabric you will see advertised in the Chicago Papers as bargains . at 50 cents a yard, our price „ Only a^ few ot those 890 Flannelette Wrappers ]eftj? J\o more to be had at the price when the lot is sold. fri '*,« J^L *:i irJLif ii-; r: Fl t And See Our Prices on Fine Combinations in At Meyers & Bshletnan'* V B. c i.-.r.r.j--.

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