Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on March 4, 1897 · Page 2
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, March 4, 1897
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'B^S'^HSSSsa^''**^^ M ^*S-TH»»35to>-J#i e *c£g 9 Not C for Washington. March 3.— The PYesi- dPnl Tuesday sent to the house of representatives a^aessage jetolag the immigration b!H. In the message fee gives the fQllowlnK reasons for his action: " "It is not cialaed, I believe, that the time has come for the further restriction of immigration on the, ground that nn excess of population overcrowds our land. It Is said, however, that the quality of recent immigration is undesirable. The time is quite within recent memory when the same thing was said of immigrants who with their descendants are now numbered among our best citizens. "The claim Is also made that the influx of foreign laborers deprives of the jspportuni ty to work, thosa -who are bet- an they to the privilege of "earning their livelihood by dally toil. An unfortunate condition is certainly presented when any one who is willing to labor is unemployed. But so far as this condition now exists among our people, it must be conceded to be a result of phenomenal business depression and the stagnation of all enterprises In which labor Is a factor. With the advent of settled and wholesome financial and economic governmental policies, and a consequent encouragement to the activity of capital, the misfortune of unemployed labor should to a great extent 'at least be remedied. If It continues Its natural consequences must be to check the further Immigration to our cities of foreign laborers and to deplete the ranks of those already here. In the meantime those most willing and best _ advantages of such work as dO.- , ; "I cannot believe that we would be protected against evils by limiting 1m- ' ' migration to those who can read and write In any language twenty-five words of our constitution. In my opinion It Is Infinitely more safe to " admit 100,000 Immigrants who, though unable to_read and write, seek among us only a home and opportunity to, * -work, than to admit one of those un- Tuly agitators and enemies of govern- rmental control who can not only read .and write, but delght in arousing by .Inflamhatory speech the Illiterate and . peacefully inclined to' discontent and - -tumult. Violence and disorder do not v -originate with Illiterate laborers. They -•are rather the victims of the educated t agitator. . ' "The ability to read and write, as required In this bill, .In and of itself, affords . in-' my opinion a misleading^ ' tesTofconteniied industry, and supplies unsatisfactory .evidence of desirable •citizenship or a proper apprehension •of the benefits of our Institutions. '„•, '^The fourth section of this bill pro : * male alien who, has not In good faith made his declaration before the proper court of his intention to become a citl- •, • zen of the United States to be employed on any public works of the United States, or to come regularly or habit• ually into the United States by land or water for the purpose •ot engaging in any mechanical trade or manual labor for' wages or salary, returning from time to time to a foreign country.' , "The, fifth section provides 'that it . shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, company or incorporation - -..-knowingly: tor employTahy"alien" conv-~ ing Into the United States In violation of the next preceding aeetlon of this act.'.-- . •-.. . . "The prohibition against: the employ- ment'of aliens on any public works of , the United States is in line with other teglslation of a like character. It is ." ' quite a'different thing, however, to de, clare It a crime for an alien-to come ', regularly and habitually Into the Unit. ed States for the purpose of obtaining work from private parties, if such alien • returns from time to time to.a foreign country, a»d to constitute any employ- ,ment of such alien a criminal offense. "When we consider these provisions of the bill in connection with our long northern frontier and the boundaries of several of our states a.nd territories, often but an Imaginary line separating them from the British domains, .and recall the friendly intercourse between * ihd people who are neighbors on either side, the provisions of this bill attect- . lag them must be regarded as illiberal, narrow and un-American. "The residents of these states and territories have separate and especial A Interests which la many cases make an * Interchange of labor between their peo- $14 and their aHea* laborers most Jm» g^rtaut, frequently with the advantage largely in favop^of oar citizens! X "A, careful examination of thta bill haa convinced use that for tha reasons , given and other* not specifically stated ; lt# proYlsJona are unnecessarily harsh W& oppressive, aad its defects Jn con".' ,ftsraetion would cause vexation and its \ ^p>wati6n would result Jn harm to oar T:;NO ITNIOS sf !r to until Washlajgtoa, Marcji §L—Tb.^ apuse teat the waoJe naval bill, in- the wsaat® armor-plate amend- up the wMefa «»iu« teem sbort re»wl# i i»rt on sundry ciTil, r°imrt!ng a partM , was brought IB, ami ths' began over the items still In dispute betwen tits two houses, Including almost all the Important senate amewtoenta, for n Monptury Conference. Washington, March 3.— The bill for an International monetary » conf erohca •was taken up la the senate at 1 o'clock, and after two hours of animated debate the house aeaendments were agreed to. without the formality of a yea or nay tote, this is the final legislative stage of the bill, and it now goes to the President ; The fortification' appropriation bill was passed early in the day. The de^ flciewcy appropriation bill led to an. animated controversy over adding a number of claims aggregating $587,90* under the Bowman act. An amend-i ment covering the claims was finally adopted. The fortifications bill Was Jthen passed after a statement by ator HawleyY^trd the general Taeflc bill ,was taken up. It soon gave way, however, to the bill for an international monetary conference* The house. amendments to the bill went agreed tcj without division, v ' Signed the National Bank BUI. Washington, March 3.—The -President hag approved the act to amend the^ natlonaf banking laws so as to provide for the succession in case of death or disability of an agent winding .up a. bank. , v - , • " . ALLEGED TO BE SHORT. Nebraska Lodge* A, O. P. W. Threat** ' Master Workman Tate. Hastinga, Neb.,.Marchi ?.—The special commjttee appointed by Shelton, Neb., lodges of Ancient Order United. Workmen to investigate charges of lr-> regularities by Sopreme Master Work- r man J. C.TateTeporled Tueiclaylifgiit atjjpeclaLmefitlng^oJLthe-lodges.-T-ho- grand lodge in 18fl4 voted $8,000 to tide over the weak lodges in western Nebraska during the drought period. He reported having lent the entire amount, •but upon 'close Inspection of the committee Mr! Tate falls, aa alleged, to account for over $2,800. The committee say civil and criminal proceedings will- follow the! rinvestlgatlon. Mr. Tate IB In Massachusetts. .'•-.'•. - ' ' Naval Katlmates tor Great Britain. London, March 3.— The statement of the first, lord of the admiralty, O. J. Goschen, on the navy estimates for 1897-98, haa been issued. The expen-. dltures are placed at £21,838,000 ($109,190,000), being an increase of £15,000, over last year's estimates. Four bat-' tie-ships, 'three third-class cruisers, two sloops, four gunboats, two torpedo destroyers and a new royal yacht will be. , of which number sixty-alx will be com-. pleted during. the year. There will be also an Increase of 6,179 men and 121 officers in the navy. Fayinaster John Corotae Decamps. New York, March 3.—Paymaster John Corwlne, U. S. N., stationed .'at Newport, R. I., has absconded. ' This statement is* made on the authority of. a dispatch from the navy department at Washington. Monday afternoon Paymaster Corwlne cashed a check for $5,000.and then left Newport. An investigation of his accounts shows that. he is between $5,000 and $10,000 short, exclusive of the amount of Monday's check. ••••-'•.,. flans of Michigan Gold Democrat!. —Garndt-Rapldar Mich; March 3.—The gold Democratic state convention opened at 11 o'clock this morning, with Michael Brennan, of Detroit as temporary -chairman. ' W. D. Bynum will deliver an address in the afternoon, and it Is probable a full state ticket wlH be nominated, B. ! P. Connolly of Detroit is prominently mentioned as the judicial candidate, and E, N. Sweet of• this city as one of the candidates for regent. " • , ' .-, Miners Hurt in a'Collision. Brazil, Ind.,March S.^A. north-bound freight train on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Road ran Into the miners' train north of this city Tuesday morning,' demolishing the rear coach and badly injuring Thomas Golden,. Thomas Douglas, James Savage, Neal Ferno,] Nicholas Sehrefierman and. Laurence McMann, all miners. There were sixty men on the wrecked train. ConKregatlonaUsts ta Conference. Angola, Ind., March 3.—The annual meeting of the Northeastern Association of Congregational Churches began here Tuesday, It will continue in,session two days, .4. formal organization was perfected and various papers were presented. The conference Is largely, attended. •; Republicans Lose Vote* In Iowa. . , Des He-lues, . Iowa, March S.—The Democrats and, free Vilverltee made gaine Jn Monday's elections in Iowa. The following towns ehow Democratic gains: Columbus Junction, Madison, Colfax, Tama, Toledo, Anamosa, AI-. gona, Perry, Boone, Newton. Ottumwa, plinton. Waterloo. '.. - ..••'"'• " J .'. '~ . ' ""' ~"it ~, Illinois KUue*« Strike. Springfield, * II}., March 3. — Th0 mlnei-s at the mine of the Virdeu Coal cojaapany, Vlrdea, ', Maeoupla county, weut out Tuesday, owing to a. cut of 10 p«r ton la the price of laming, Wiil PI4 Fttrawt.!! to tUe <Qae«u. JU«ado% MSJN& 3,—The United F, Bayard, ami . vttJ Wd te?v«ii to tha waeji they will POLICY The Island »B*ni» - THP, CLAPED. wm Not n« 4T*tft«a Antinomy WIH B« 8»ll«o, t«j London, March 3.'—The Earl of Klm- berly, the Liberal leader, called attention in the house of lords to the Cretan policy of the government. He argued that it would have been wiser , and safer to Join Crete to tfreece, and held that under any circumstances the Turkish troops should be withdraws from the island BimuftaneouSIy with ihose ofOreece. • ? The prime minister, Lord Salisbury, replying for the government, said the policy which was foreshadowed on Thursday was, 1 in the main, that which ffad been accepted by the powers. Continuing, his lordship. explained that there was not, however,' complete unanimity in regard to the withdrawal of the Turkish troops, and he added Crete , wouliTTOr be^Joined to Greece., - ./•' , • The premier thought the question should be deferred for quieter and more deliberate consideration. \' ' : His lordship then said that he sympathized with the Cretans, and desired to sea an etnd putHo their oppression; but, he continued, it was the duty of tho government to maintain the existing conditions, until it saw the way to ft safe, peaceful iesue. therefrom. •• In conclusion, Lord Salisbury said: "I can assure the house that we are resolved upon an effective autonomy for Crete, whereby is meant the withdrawal of the arbitrary power of Turkey." ;. • v;-. ,. Collective Notes Presented. 'Athens, March 3.—The representatives of the powers presented identical notes ,to the Greek government. They .declare that AheJLslji^pf-Creta^tU^be. converted into an autonomous etate. under-the-suzerainty of-the : sultanrand- demand that thp • Greek vessels arid troops be withdrawn within six days. Constantinople, March, 3.—The representatives of ,the powers presented a' collective note to the Turkish government. , " " '; • Massacre of -MuHsulmani. • , Paris,' March 3.—A dispatch to the Bclaire from Canea says l^'ls reported there 'that 2,000 .Mussulmans who were confined In the .fortress ""near Selino have all been massacred; and that great apprehension is felt in regard to the fate of 4,000 Mussulmans who were besieged near Candia. — : - ' , , ' . j Greek Warships Mast Leave. Mew York, March 3.—A special to the Herald from Canea says:' "Tha admir* als of the allied fleet will send aa ultimatum to the Greek warships to leave Cretan water within forty-eight hours. Important Measures Failed lor Indiana. -• Indianapolis, Ind., March 3.—Numerous measures, were passed by'both houses-of—the—Legislature—Tuesday: The senate enacted the following Important measures into laws, they hav-' ing already passed the house: The labor arbitration bill; the Walr special. Verdict bill; the Reynolds anti-cigarette bill;. the Pecklnpaugh building and loan 'bill; the general pharmacy bill. It also passed a number of minor house x bills and defeated the house measure to reduce the terms' of city officers to two years. The house passed the antl-quartshop bill and the general medical bill, .both originating In the house. It passed the Indianapolis- street railroad -bills; and' tbe~"Jones" colored school bill, and a number of bills asked for by the. miners of the' state.. : •••".'...'. :•. ':' ..'•'" ••',• .• - • Killed In a Snowcllde, ' Laramie,.Wyo., JUarch 3.—Charles Willing and".Carl O. Peterson ^ were killed In a snow slide at ;MarysyiUe Monday. They had come from Qgden and, ^ IsregardJng tfte usual practice' of miners, built their cabin In an exposed place on the mountain-side. During the night the snow loosened and came sMpping down the hill, gathering forca, as it traveled, sweeping the cabin and its Inmates into the valleys, where they were smothered to death under the tons of en6w. . .-'•'•'. ' Anti-Trust BUI Is Killed. Madison, Wis., March 3.—The assem-^ bly Tuesday killed Ihe Reynnoldt antitrust bill, while the measure to tax yessel property like other personal property, Instead of ou tonnage, passed tp a third reading. It has been bitterly fought and will encounter great opposition in the senate. A bill was passed empowering the* state board of health to order vacclnatloa Aa schoplsj the'Supreme Court having recently ruled that It was clothed with no such authority. • . South Oafcota Topulists United. Pierre, jS, D., March 8.~The'senat« Tuesday killed the valued Insurance bill, which passed t-he house, and the houw passed the bill io-create the office of state .Insurance commisBloner. The capital removal resolution was killed. The Populists ajre once more united, rfa^ canvcairy all their pet measures yet before the close of tlie se'salon. . . -'..' " • ••' '• ' '^ - • . Kdltor Wiison Uoen to Jiidlanapolls, 'Ind., March- 3,~James B. Wilson, editor, of the People, wad oa Tuesday seat to the northern prls^ on for a term ot two years for Bending _ of hla' pajwr, eootalnlng ob- sceue matter, through the malls. Application ^£s taafe to Frfcsidejoit CJeva- li&4 fpr his pardcka, &«.£ ft was wl^mA, tse Pr*«ideat n&yl8& ttot w ssver*. Trying to Force » jQnor»tn. Salom, Oregon, March 3.—Forcible flteps are to be taken to organizV the lower; branch of the leglsIatu1rlr~The empojcaryJaouae passed a Misolutlon appointing a number of assistant sergeant-at-arms to arrest absent members and bring them In. This stop was taken on the legal opinion that the temporary organization has power to compel the attendance .of absent members^ Twenty-one membqra were presi, ent at the meeting of the house. They all subscribed to tho oath of office and were sworn In by Chief Justice Moore. , MS.''' h ?,,- 4 rftppp.fnh lo 1h from .Johsarin^^hnrR says thai President Kr«g*r ?nd tbe cha'.rmaii 01 the vollwRat!, i?pofe the proropifng oi tnat body, rasde «m!notis speech which have created hmeh unrest. The chairman said that all attempts at compromise must bs ended and thd law enforced to the letter. President Kruger said in his speech that if th<J stona that was brewing burst th«y would rely on God's help. Pretoria, Transvaal, March 3.—It Is said here that President Kruget will shortly visit the Orange Free State.for tbe purpose of discussing with President Stsyri' and other officials a closer union between the two republics. The visit IB significant, In view ot the relations at present existing between the Transvaal and Great Britain. Chicago Board of Trade. Chicago, March 2.—The following table shows the range of quotations on the Chicago board of trade today: Wheat-Mar. May....... Sept. C orii—Mat, May July Sept..., .... Oat»—Mar..... May July.... .... fork—Mar.... May... July Lard—May... July ........ Sept:. 1 Sb'tr'bs-Mny July........ Sept........ High. 4.10 4.20 4.2S 4,82^ 4.42H Low. 8.05 8.20 4.05 4.15 4.40 doling." Mar. 3 Mar. 1 a ...i 8.0S S.22 4-or 4.16 8.35 4.19i 4.23 *.EO 4.22 '- 8nccon»or to Justice Field. Washington,. March 3.— One of the most Important .appointments, In all probatlllty, which President McKinley will have to make is a .successor to Associate Justice Stephen j. Field of the United* States,; -supreme court. . The lustlce has been In very feeble health, for some time, but thus far has persisted in attending 'to his duties. Justice Fleld'has twice been eligible to retirement,- Jbut . it la- the-wlsh-jqf_hla-llf e_ta be able to say he was the 'oldest 'judge that" ever rendered .decisions In the court of last resort in the XJnlted States; Havana Pegt-gtirjckca* . .. Ch'arlotte^N. C., March 3.— Dr. J. J. Klnyoun; '..past assistant surgeon, In the city, en route to Washington from Havana, says there are 6,000 cases of smallpox in '.Havana, and 160 deaths occurred last week • • . Dr. Klnyoun met all the newspaper correspondents In Cuba. ,Mr, Ackers of the London Times thinks the Span- lards. are whipped. . ; .,'..-•'•' The correspondent of El Liberal has telegraphed to his paper at Madrid that Gomez can indefinitely prolong the war, Mission* Settled Upon. Washington, March 3,—President cKlnley haa settled upon several leading foreign missions as follows; John Hay, ambassador to London; Gen^ Horace Porter, ambassador,to parte; Con- jressman Draper of MasaachbBetto, am* bassadpr to Italy; Powell Clayton, of; Arkansas^ minister to,' Mexico. G«n. Clayton denied .the rumor, circulate j last night that he was to go to Russia/ and says he will go to Sfexico. He was receiving applicants for . aecretary of the_legatlon this morning. ' •' • •• ' ' ~*~ :—;— •; i Great Honor tq Mr, Bayard* / London, March 8.—i j. he farewell ban-* quet given at the Mansion houae last night by Lord Mayor George Faudel- Phillips to .Minister. Bayar^. was one of the most brlllfan,t functions of the kind that this historic structure lias ever witnessed. Mr, Bayard sat on tho • right' o.( • the lord mayor, and the premier, Lotd SallBbury, on his left. Bveiy member of the diplomatic 'circle accepted an Invitation to be present. Chance for Aiu«r!cau Blcyclei. Waehlngton, ,March '. a.-r-Germany'a bicycle bushjesa in 18&7 is to b«at all previous recprde, says United States Consul Monaghan at Chemnitz, in a JM«rt to the state, department,-. Tte consul saya there j« a big buelneas to be done / by any American company* that 'Will place a neat, light, and eubr stantlal wheel on the German market at from $50 to |75—a |100 wheel can not be sold. ' V»t p«8ce tot an OlUa Mau. Waahingtpn, Majrch 3;—Jt l» whls- per^d about among the Ohio congim- ijloaal delegation that James P. B^yle, private secretary of President-elect Me- Klaley, will be appointed consul to Uverpool, eucceedlng Jame^ B. Npal of Ohio, who was appointed by President Cleveland. The poet at Liverpool is one of the best consulBhlp/s to tba ser- vt.ce and la said to be worth about $30,000 & year. , ' , * * * Boston, March S,~~ Bx-Ooveraar of AH the late Spring Styles: a Clasps, s Hooks and 4 Large Buttons. AH the Correct Colors; * Pearl, Ecru, Ox Blood, Tan, Browtiu Mode Black. • - * See our special, 2 clasp, fancy embroidered warranted Glove at $1 25, worth $LSO, * * ' * Ladies Dress Skirts * ** ' * ^ S We are showing a complete line of ready made Skirts -~ ^ Mn-^Serg es,^MohaIrs, Novelties, and Moire Velours. Also a fine line of Wash Goods: > Percales, Ginghams, Organdies, Dimities, Lappet Mulls, Jaconats* Etc., Etc. TERMS CASH, • • and - • * - v .. Capes. Final Clearing Sale of all Ladies' and Children's Capes. AboiiirFiftyHeft VT^Zi3t -.'-,, Srf You may have your choice of any garment in 1|| the house at just one-half their former Price?, that ^ means Jess than-iirst-costr- --^-^ - - ' . ->-—--—,-I=L. , • ' >'^ FOB CASH ONLY. A. L, HECKMANv - W Wijth the finest store in town. Come and see £ur new wheels, The finest HneJn town. New Wheels from $38 to $100 Second h$nd Wheels from $5 to $50, New '96 Ramblers, $60. New '97 Ramblers, $80. " Trinity, $100.' ' ' Syracuse fl ' rtr ***W***tn ->" u ^^ > ' . ; ." y> h- 1 ' 3: W*B , The L. A. W. Shop, FLOCK d DAVIS SPECIAL SALE AT THE BEE-HIVE. '" . * While the Stock lasts we will eell tbe following STAPLES at remarkably low figures. ' «« ""«"•"»» FACTS Things, But It's a fact we are\ selling these Goods at juat the prices advertised, WHY ? Because we Hotioe, Our Fancy New York Buckwheat at*2 cents per pound, '" • -' Fancy OiUfor^a JJvaporstfaJ i ,,-4 Our 65o Can of Qao^da Maple Sap Byrup at 60c, Same Maple Syrup in Bwlfc, per gallon $Qc. 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