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(i^ HOAVTllKYFKEL'AhOinTf MUCH COMMENT OVER BUAINE'S LETTER "SCRATCHING" HIS NAME. The Opinion., rw Ununl, Dpptndu on Political Blni. but Bob Insjentoll Knjt Thero l» a Btrlnn to 11—Chairman Jonei Bays tho 1'rmlrtKnllnl Prlia Has Ix>»t It Clmrm to Ihn Mnlue .Stntrmnnn. PiTTsnuno, Fob. 14.—Chairman B. F. Jones, of tho Republican national committee, in an interview Monday consented to on pin in tho motives referred to In Mr. Blaine's letter. In Kulmtanoe he said that befora the nomination by ths Republicans In 1670 Mr. Elaine was very anxious to obtain tho presidency. In 18SO he wua still anxious, but his disappointment was loss than formerly, and now he has no wish to become president. He tnkf« a great Interest In literary jwork. "You may say from me," Bhld Mr. Jonoa, "that Mr. Rlaino's withdrawal is notUuoln any wny to ill health." ; "Is not Mr. Blaine's letter somewhat Inconsistent with the action of his frli-n Is In -working, presunmhly with his consent, for the control of the suite delegations and commlt- t"pst" h» was asked. "No, sir, it Is not. No «uch work has been done by us. I anmire you that nrmtavor has been done by Mr. Blaino's admirers baa boon done on their own account We have (lone nothing to secure tha nomination of Mr. Blame. I hare written no letter* In Mr. Blaine's Interest." "Was this 1 letter laid before any. ejrt of a meeting of hl» friends or of the national committee?" "No; the letter came to me on Tuesday last It wos intended for the Republican party. Until Friday I did not mention its receipt to anybody. Then I got one gentleman to pre- pnre copies for the press. It has been used as Mr. Blalne wished It to bo, for the press of Iho country generally. It was not given out on Saturday for the reason that many papers have no Sunday editions, and the widest publicity wns desired." Bin coiicluiflon Mr. Jones said that he was anxious to see the" effect of .Mr. Blnltie's let- tur on the countr>. In reply to a question as to the probable outcome in case the national convention is unanimous in nominating Mr. Blalno for the presidency despite his letter, Mr. Jqnes said: ."I think he would have to ucvcpt such a nomination. Under the circumstances I do not see how be could refuse." Robert G. IngersoU said: "Blaineis like an amorous widow simulating coyness to allare wooers. She says no; but she moans yes. Mr. Blaine, to my knowledge, baa bad the presidential fever for the lest twelve years, ti ml that never loaves a man until life leaves him. Hu is trying the name withdrawing d'Klgo that Tllden tried in 18SO, and an happened to Tildon, he may, much to his disgust, INI taken at his word." VIEWS AT THE CAPITAL UrpemU on Who Yon Talk with na a Gen* oral Thing. WASHINGTON CITT, . Fob. U.—It U monotonous work getting tho vlewsof congressmen ami others here on thn Bluine letter. Gener ally shaking, approaoi a Republican, and he is sure the lollc-r is ti sincere withdrawal; approach a Democrat and he Is as >uro It Is a bid for tho nomination by acclamation. Again; Blalno Republicans, while declaring She letter sinc.-re, also Insist that it do»s not tako Mr. Blaine's name absolutely out of the rnro, but that if tbe party nominates him he will bo bound to accept; on the other band, antl-Blalne men consider that it settles tbe matter, and that another man will be chosen. For example, Representative Mllliken, of Maine, who represau ta Mr. Blal e'a old district in the house, and Is as near him as any other man, when asked If ho thought tbe otti.r settled Mr. Blaine's candidacy,'replied! "No." Then he said: "Lot me explain, I do not think Mr. Blaino's candidacy is a matter that be can settle for himself. I consider bis letter entirely sincere, but It will ako some stronger declaration than'that to induce his friends to let him retire from the 'laid. The letter Is an able document—«uch as he. would write. I have taken part in svery campaign of any Importance In ( New York for many years, and I., am satisfied bat any other man than Blalna would have.. ost that state in 'S4 by "more than 50,000.', As a candidate ha can do more j now. ban any other man to put tbe party back in power. For this reason bis friends will not icccpt hla refusal as final" Senator Voorhees saidi "I think the letter Is a vary urgent appeal for the nomination and an attempt to* make bis party unitedly and- unanimously ask him to make the race," whila Benatw 'lumb expressed himself as follows: "I think t is a sincere withdrawal, and Is calculated to bo of advantage to the party In lumming up and sotting forth its position of advantage. Tbe party will be united and resolute," i Among those who billoved Blalne out of he race entirely waro Uavla of Minnesota, 'eller, Culloin, Taysfjii, Aldrlch, Spooner, Paddock, Lodge, Perkins, Funston, RoweJl, and Mason. Allison said Blalne was out of the. race Unas the party demands that he run; Frye bought Blalue it lire candidate yet—that is, he letter was not an absolute withdrawal; ienfttor Mitchell expressed similar views. )unham, of Illinois, thought the letter made Maine's nomination more certain; William Valter Foelps ' refused to J«lk; Dmgley idn't know just how ttie matter stands. Senator Chandler said to » Star report«ri I have rather expected it for some time. V'hile Mr. Blaine, no doubt, feels JuH as opefully as he writes about tbe party, hav- ng run once, he does not care to undergo he wear and tear of another canvass, and t we should be beaten, have It said, perhaps, bat we might have won under other cir- uinsUnces and with another man. While >« may know that ninety-nine hundredths r the party are enthusiastically for him, he uols oo dou,bt that tbe other one-hundredth the small element that''might decide tbe I ruuult While we may lose some poliiU of . d vantage by Mr. Blaino's declination, the ! topubllcan party will be thoroughly united, | nd we shall nominate aomo other man, and luct him. Who that man may be I can not rutend to aay.'V CHAUNCEY DEPEW IS SERENE. nmewhnt Surprised lint Mat »t All Worried Over tlio Matter. Niw Tons, Fob. 1*.—Hon. Cbauncey M. Itipew wua called upon Monday by a CJulUxl J i-au reporter to axcurtai:) bis vlowa with re- l to tlm Blaine leltor. Mr. Dopew said a bad no reason to doubt Mr Elaine's »ln- ty. "1 bavH known it wm not hla wish to jo put lu nomination. He told me so when I ' i-t him during my trip abroad. Yet, I do at sofl anything la tho loiter to provtilt him ixu tut-Miiiing a candidate If tha party.do- e* it, SVbuthsr hs would yield toa un»ui- lously «xpra«ad datlro to Ui pul la uuniini- on I cait net vay. 1 couftf**, howttvur, Ihfiit Uocbiau U *uo)«wtiat of a lurprbe to mo, ' l 1 bttvo UQ douU Kill Ui » groat dUap- iitiuijat to bis fruaid* On tfci ottwr baoa to lUpuLUcou v+zlf to not at t Jos* for <]»• ui« otuiUKUfc**. 'l"heni are doswu L-uiKtkl»I« wdooj I oaukl He looked serious whun askod what h thought of the letter, and replied slowly an with apparent regrot; "I think b« Is sincer and imians every word he- says. Mr. Blaln was not anxious to run the last time, but a the vigor.,!!* urging of hw friends he col s«nte<J to do so. He certainly will not be candidate again. Ho does not Beok tho non (nation,'and by his letter puts an end to a rumors to that effect. Ho will return In Jun or July, and when the campaign opens wi speak for the ticket. There can be only on conntnut'on put on the letter, an,i that is b intend! to do everything contained there." Kx-Oovornor Smith, of New Hampshire, was seen at ths Fifth avenue. He is a ardent admirer of Blalne, and expressec blnmlf unequivocally of tbe belief tha Blaino would b« the next president, notwlth standing tho letter. "I have rend only part of it," continued Mr. Smith, "and see nothing in it to prevent him from being candidate. He only declines to allow h name to be presented to the convention. How can he prevent his friends from nora natlng hlmf I have neon many candidates who did not specially desire the on"]ce re ceiva the nomination, and others who were anxious fall. Mr. Blalne, by declining jbova that be is not seeking the place an that will have a tendency to increase hi strength more than anything." Ex-Governor Bullock, of Georgia, Repnb lican, at the Fifth Avenue, said: "Mr Blainu would have bean a strong candidate. The DouiocraU of the south had rather see Mr. lllaiiio president than any othnr Repub llcan, if a Republican is to be president." Among the Ropubllcann generally there wa but one oxprwsiou, and that was that the;, hoped Mr. Blaine was not. determined tc stand by the letter. Manlev Retnalnii Hopeful. BOBTOH, Feb. 14.—An Augusta (Mo.) says: The announcement In tlui morning pa pers that Mr. Blaine says thnt he will not a low his name to be presented to the natlont. Republican convention has created n breozi of excitement in that city and had boon i subject of discussion among Mr. Blaine' friends. Mr. Manley says: "It does no change the situation. Mr. Elaine's friend have Insisted that ho was not a candidate. II however, the Republican convention believe Mr. Blalne is the man who can best unite th party, and nominates him, I believe be Is toe much of a t patriot to decline. Having one been the candidate and having boon unsuc cessful he could not again seek tho nomina tlon. He must leave tho party free to act lie has no right, to decline. If, however some other Republican than Mr. Blain should be nominated, Maine would vote fo tho nominee." What Hx-SenAtor Harrison Says. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 14. — Kr-8enato Harrison said of tho Blalne letter: "The let tor of Mr. Blalne was a surprise to me. bad supposed that be .would neither, on th one hand, do anything to promote his owr nomination, nor, on the other, anything t prevent It, if the majority of the convontloi should be favorable to It. Hu certainly was not actuated In taking this step either by fear of defeat in the convention or at th polls. He has given his own reasons, and have no doubt, sincerely. Mr. Blalne wi continue to be a lender, whether his name I on tha ticket or not. The letter breathes -the same intelligent and earnest devotion to tb< principles of the Republican party that ha always characterized him." Now, M by Are You DIlappolntedT MiNNEAPor.ru, Minn., Feb. H.—Alden J. Btethon, editor of The Tribune, said in refer once to the Blaine: "I regard Mr. Blalne' lottor as eminently wise and timely. Thougl I am greatly disappointed, as I believe four fifths of the rank and file of the Republican party of the country must ba.- Btill, I be llevo this letter will remove every obstacle In tho way of united'and harmonious actloi next June. That the. disappointment of -the people will be correspondingly great there can bo no doubt. Therefore I believe thai this le:tor will do moro in the next 100 days to secure a unanimous nomination for Mr. Blaint) than all other Influences combined could possibly have done." Ulaliie Fascinated by Foreign Travel. AUOOBTA, Me., Feb. 14.—The Hon. J. M. Haynes, member for Maine of the natlona Republican committee, says that Blaine's letter wns a complete surprise to him. Ho thinks that it; will make no difference to tho raea.who are so earnestly working for Mr. Blaine's nomination, and that, should he bo nominated, be is too good, a Republican not to accept "Had Mr. Blaine bean on this sldo of the water," concluded Mr. Haynes, "he never would have written this letter, I feel assured. 'He did it without any consultation with his friends hare whatever. I think that Mr. Blalne is fascinated by foreign travel and has lost his Interest, to a certain degree, lu politics at horn*.", Thinks Blalne the Man of Destiny. AUQUBTA, Me., Feb. lt,--The Kennobec Journal says that while It knowrthat Blalne aa» strong personal r«aiou*, : lQrnet r dealrinf a make the presidential-race his candidacy Is necessary to secure the defeat of the opponents of American protection, and be it spontaneously called by Republicans from al) sections of tbe land to l«od them. Thu needs of the country aud the demands of n great national party must override all present considerations, and the pnpjr confidently hopes that Blaiae will pbey the popular demand. ' . Commends tl>» Wisdom of It, 6r. PAUL, M.IUU., Feb. 14.—Don. W. D. Washburn, the leader of Blnluo's forces In Minnesota, says: "I have lio doubt he means what he says and that ho could not be Induced lo accept the nomination under auy circumstances. I think he has done a very wise thing under existing circumstancea" Governor Mt-Ulll thinks Blaluo sincere, and his withdrawal much to be regretted but not irreparabln. ' Feeling In tha West. CBIOAOO, Feb. 14.—The Inter Oceau (anti- Blalue) has several columns of reports from all over the west and northwast, In which the general tenor of opinion is tliut Blame's letter was a wisa move and will very much Improve Rapuhlican prmpectH at the presidential election. MoGljrnn b Running tha Machine, Niw YOKK, Feb. 14.—At tha annual elao- dou of officers of tb? Autl-Poverty society Monday night Dr. MiQiynn announced before thtt voting that by virtuo of his power undor tha constitution as preiilent ha had •ppoinUxl several new maintx-rs of the com- mHtof. Tho OttOixo men proteatad, but the new niHinlwrH voted and fur geda major^ ity. Tlm oftlcera who have t«ea loyal to George wera dopoaed and McUlymiitua put in. Tba new memb'n are mu.tly members at BL Kujpuenjl pat Ub. The Iowa l«gl«l»tun. I)*8 JJoiNiea, lu., Kuh. 14.—Th« sonata Mooday pu*u>.l a j.4nt nioniorlal askiug pon- greM to ^m-iji a uiodiuoit loriti of H^uaUNr WiUou'i* bill for (lie rWief of D*M Molaea river land latllan. Tu« wholv wad d«V(X«»d to this burtiubiu. I'ha Um "(,ro»i>iw B lull on, r«i»U«< to witamtBai butootitiag of <i»ainl lutwate waa . MOSES VILLON _ Has juHtjreeeived a car of fffflOM Just the. thing to l^rn in. YOUR GRATES This kind of weather. TRY IT. CAPITAL CITY ECHOES. ITEM3 GATHERED AT THE SEAT 0 NATIONAL AUTHORITY. Plumb fjlve. Hl» Reaioni for Opposing Blalr'i Rill —Hoar Snmnwhat Incredulous About. "Voluntary" Resignations—T< the Rciioiie of the Llbnrtleo of the PreM— The Fishery Negotiation.. WAsnrxoTort CITT, Feb. 14.—Bonato Plumb Is very much opposed to the Blal educational bill, anil in a speech In the senate Monday Bald he would not support the bil because It was not demanded by pu lie sonti meat. Ho could no 1 ., support it because i lerlod taies on the pooplii of Kansas to edu cate the youth of stat«s as ablo to do it them selves as was ths state of Kansas. He could not vote for it becau'o the basis on vrhlol the money was to be distributed wns a false one; and because the state powers and the fed eral powers could not exist in the-same bailiwick, as the federal powur would absolutely destroy tho powers of the state. The state of Kansas had spent $4,000,000 for edu cation last year, while the state of Alabama with Its irreat resources and wealth hadspen less than (000,000; and yet the senator from Alabama" (Morgan) wanted to place on th •willing backs of the people of Kansas anothe million to make np for tho shortcomings o his own people. If there had been the sam spirit shown In Kansas as in Alabama, Kansas would have neither school homes nor churchea, nor railroads, nor population THE CONGRESSIONAL ROUTjNE. Jlrlof Record of a Day'i Work In tha Na tlonal Legislature. WAHniNOTON CITT," Feb. '.4.—The PhU adelphla Clan-na-Onel had Rlddleborger' d»sk in the senate ornnmentod with a, large floral harp Monday in recognition of hi opposition to the British extradition treaty Bills were reported from committees: to pro vide for erection of public buildings by contract with the lowest bidder; appropriating (200,000 for a public record* building In this city. Bills were Introduced: to Increase th pensions of veterans who have lost one o two limbs or both eyes; reducing the nnmbe of documents printed by congress from 1,90 to TOO. Morgan oflored a resolution for an Inquiry whether congress has power to prohibit adulteration of food In the states, anc whether said power is the power of taxation or of regulating commerce. Plumb oppose* the educational bill. Reagan defended tho postflfflce department against the charges o InefliciiMioy. A bill was passed approprlnt ing (500,000 for a public building at Portland, Ore., and the senate adjourned. Bills were Introduced in the house permitting tobacco raisers to sell it In leat to un licensed dealers or others without restriction prohibiting gambling In farm products; con stltutlonal amendment limiting raombershi] of the house to 250; authorizing the loan o tbo surplus; to establish a postal telegraph system; to regulate telegraph companies; foi the erection of public buildings atUalesburg Ills.; Richmond, and Lafayette, Ind.; Davun port, la., and Eau Clulre, Wis. The bill prohibiting tbe adverttaeinont or publication o lotteries or games of chance In the Dlstric was debated and referred. A bill was passed prohibiting book-making or pools on races or athletic gamen in the District. A resolution was adopted asking for Information as to refusal of Canada to permit refuge In Canadian waters of American vessels in distress, anc the house adjourned. rrogres* rff the Negro Itnce, WASHINGTON CITT, Fob. 14.—Director General Joseph, of the Colored People's exposition, at Atlanta, in an Interview regarding the prosperity of tbo colored race, says: "Thej own farms, mills, mines, shops, stores, large printing establnbnienU, patente/man ufacturlng establishments, orange groves, coastwise vessels, hotels, ranches, a street cai lino, a railroad and slock of al kinds. They are merchants, traders, brokers, printers, farmers, speculators, inatf ufacturers, Inventors, mechanics; in fact we have have representatives In all tbe trades and professions. In Louisiana the col ored ruce pay i5 per cent, of the taxes, own- Ing CiO.OOO.OOO worth of property. In South Carolina tboy own (10,000,000, In Alabama (12,000,000, and in tbo United States (£50,000,000. i In Kentucky colored citizens own 200,000 acres of land, 8,000 town lota and 53,- uOO head of stock, the whole valued at $4,000, 000. Their private fortunes range all the way from (20,000 to (100,000. Afraid of a I'rcna Censorship. WASHINGTON Crrr, Fob. 14.—The bill to prohibit the. advertisement or publication >f lotteries or other games of chance in the District is meeting vigorous opposition In the house. Monday Cummings of New York, ana Rogers of "Arkansas spoke against It, Both holding that it wat an abridgement of ihe-freedom of the press. Cummluga said the bill contained tbe seed of the alien and (edition laws, and interfered both with the iberty of the pris» and of the person. Tbe bill was clear in its provisions. It applied undoubtedly to papers published outside, but circulating In the District of Columbia. Besides, if congress had a right to prescribe what shouU be printed in tha advertising columns of a newspaper It h«U a right to exercise a oenmrshlp over the editorial and laws columns. Tbe house, with this measure in hand, was playing with fire, and Cum nlngs thought it had batter blow out the match and avoid a conflagration. Too Much "rrauli" Printed. WASHINGTON CITT, Fab. U — In Intro- Inclng a bill In the senate Monday to reduce he number of document* printed by congress, Vustsaid he did not object to the publication by the government of valuable io- orroatlon and useful volume*, but he oboe tod to wasting money on ttoma of the bu. eau reports and Hlutlstical documenU now printed, and which he denominatod as trash, efusu matter and dobris that wai never road by anybody. Arguing for Telegraph Ileiculntlou. WASHINGTON CJTT, Feb. 14.—W. A. A. larsey, of Nuw York, representing the Anti- lonopoly league, was Iwfora the committee n poetollices and poatroads of tho senate iondoy upon the subject of a government iclegrapb. Ha said the league, which num- »rs 1,000,000 men, wo* not in favor of the purchase or building of telegraph lines, but strongly in favor of tho regulation of £lt k graph lines by tho government. ClaulSoatlon of Letter-rnrrlvri. WASHINGTON CJTT, Feb. 14.—Among th* rtlls Introduced lu the houjo Monday was ne by Cheadle of Indiana creating addl- .louul clossaa for letter-carrier*. It Hi as the rates In cltJa* of 200,OOtl copulation and ovar t (1,«00; In cities of 75,UOO and under BOO,- XXI population at (1,'JOO, on,I under 75,000 >pula:ion at (1,000 per annum. The clos* IcaUou Is Is to effoct only carriers who bar* rv»d four year*. W«ra the BMicuatluitt Voluntary? WASHixrjToa Crrr, Fab. It—In ihitcoum vl * sjxwcb m tbs smi»t« Monday agaiojt ttw aaoiuUon alleging MkoilHcJ&udy io ih« poeft- d»paru&itii&, Rjmgtui undertook to r** wi It* »*»fik»ii t&A'. TWJ uuowruua re- movals from office lu tho dopartment hsd been made for political motives, and h» gave the number of riosttrmstom who Imd loft office by "resignation." Hoar asked Reegan whether he really claimed or believed that those resignations were voluntary—were not command"*] by the president. Reagan replied that his only source of Information on the subject was the report of tho rKMtmasto general, in which he spoke of theso as "vol untary resignations." Hoar remarked tha the statement showed a very extraordinary Instance of vi luntnry resignations of office. Tho Fishery Conference. WASHINGTON Crrr, Fob. 14.—It is ,known here that the fishery conference will finall adjourn on Thursday or Friday of this week. Certain definite determinations are on th point of being denidwl and fixed by botl aides. Tlm seml-ofilcin.1 announcement ,li made that tbe d<4iborations will be made public when the foreign conferreos read their homes. CELEBRATED THE CONSECRATION. Frightful Rntilt or a Carounal In a Punn HTlvanla Mlnln"-Village. HAZELTON, Pa., Fob. K—A terrible disaster, the result of a drunkon carousal, bi which six human brings lost their lives, oc currel at Bilverbrook, a mining village about eight miles from he-re, Sunday night about 10 o'clock. lu one of the houses situ ated a short distance west nf the town llvec the families of Laurenck Maulice and John Delcher, both of whom keep boarders. Sunday they all came to this place to attend the consecration of Sa Peter's and Paul's new Polish Roman Catholic church, and before returning home became drunk. After arriv Ing home they luJulged freely In "poilnkl," when they bacamo helplessly stupefied, en gaging in a fierce fight. According to the story of one of the participants, one of.thom immod John Boddo upset alighted lamp, whichexplolod and scattered the burning oil all over the clothing of the men. In their drunken condition six of them either did not know what to do or were too drunk to climb out of the window, and per lined in tho flames. Their names are John Ellis, aged 20; John Boddo, 25 years; John Keblnkt, SO yours; Michael Yakovitch, 8C years; Paul ijiskowitz, 80 years, and Mary Maulick, aged 10 years. Maullck and bis wife and Infant child were also bfcdly burned, and It Is feared that they will die. Sovoral other persons who were in the building wnre also badly burned. Tlie \Vulkorn Ofct Tlielr I'rlle Honey. NEW YORK, Fob. 14.—Tho prizewinners in the recent psdostrian contest receive chocks Monday for tlio amounts due them. Tho manager's statement showed 43,031 tick lets sold, realizing J22,52».60, of. which (11, 804.26goes to the walkers. Of this (840 goes to elovon'mun, who got a fuw dollars each. The remainder, (!0,7IJ4.->!), Is divided as fol lows: Albert, 40 per cent, $4,*13.70; Herty 25 per cent, (2,((0ti.ufl; Guerrero, 13 percent. (),2!M.]i; Hart, 8 percent, &W.74; Golden, (! per cent, $047.05; Moore, 4 per cent. (431.87; Stroke!, :! per cent, *.S23.5:i; Nore- mao, 2per cent.., (215.fiO; total, (10,784.25. Albert also receives (1,000 more for breaking the roconl Ohloans llenierober Lincoln. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Fiib. It—Tho Ohio Re publican longue coin:numoratod the birthday of Abraham Lincoln Tuesday night. The occurrence called together a brilliant array of Republican loaders, among them Senator Bhorman, Governor Luce, Governor Fora ker, ex-Governor Foster, Governor Psaver, Murat H distend , and Hon. Bon Butterworth. Governor Buav er spoke to the toast to Lincoln, and spoke eloquently. Senator Sherman responded to "Tho Republican party," and Governor Foraker to "Tbe Outlook." W. B. Cu|ipeller was toiistmanter. The Blalne letter put all present In the best of humor, ami the meeting was Bhorman from start to finish. Tlie Steel lloum Trust. NEW YOBK, Feb. 14.—The Times says that a gigantic "trust," has been in operation thirty years, of which little has been said in the general denunciation of• such corporations. It is the steel beam trust, by which the product of steel and' iron bourns aud channel^ ban- been limited and tbe price kept up to about twice the pi-ice of. steel rails, though- tho cost of production Is very llttlo greater. The Times says that Mayor Hewitt is one of the leading men in this trust Andrew Carnegie and Jones & Laughlin aro also ib It, and it clears about (1,000,000 a year over and above what competitive proflto would be. Break In tha Strikers' Ranks. BHENANDOAH, Fa., Feb. 14.—Work was resumed at Kehley Run 'Monday morning with about 200 bands, There is a great deficit in the foroo of breaker-boys. Coal and iron policemen aro patrolling the approaches to the collieries. Efforts will be continued to start Nisquehoning colliery. There have been breaks in the strikers' ranks at Brookside and Lincoln collieries. Both have the regular complement of miners, and are working full-handed at la t summer's wages. The DePauw Will Oajo Settled. NEW AI.BANT, Ind., Fob. 14.—The DePauw will case, involving an estate of ('1,000,000, ias boeu settled. A decree will be entered in tbe circuit court sustaining the will. Mrs. A. J. Mclntosh. the eldest daughter and plaintiff In the suit, gets (15:>,000 nud her at- xirney lava, which were (17,000. The compromise is favorably regarded by the pub ic. . . Got Judgment for S»20O,OOO. ASHLAND, Wis., Feb. 14 —In the circuit court here Monday judgment was entered 'or (302,000 against tho late firm of Rood & Maxwell, of Washburn, in favor of the Third National bank of Bt Paul The suits were commenced by attachment The un encumborud property of tho firm, consisting of lumber, pine lands, etc., will soon bo sold to tho highest blddor. ' Krlctlas; Striker* In M«w York. NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—Monday Kreba & Spies, ci^ar manufacturers, evicted three of -heir striking operatives an I their families jr non-|iaymont of rent. There was no dis urbance. Two other families were allowed to remain temporarily because the physicians -ofused to allow_|he sick woman to be taken rom their beds. Another Blluard In"Dakota. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 14.—Report* received [rom several points in Dakota retort a terrifio gale, accompanied in some places by snour. Railroad truffle la greatly mpedwt, and trains are sevoral hoars JaUi .'he nioi-cu y at Bioux Falls fell from 40 abovo to ii-ro aud is still falling. O«n. Palmer T» lie MarrimL CHICAGO, Fdb, 14,-Tlw Inter Oceau has • special from Springfield Ills,, which statM hat It ia rumored then) that probably In April leu. John M. Palmer will marry 11 rx Hanah M. KuubbM, a well-known *oci«ty lady tarn 'Ihu ^mittral is titer 71. and the lady Ud to bu about M. HIS SWEETHEARTS ERROR IT SENDS A NEW YORK MAN TO PEN- NETENTIARY, y»llur* In tha Tanglefoot Trade, ICACM), fob. U— Th«> wluilaj*!* whisky f Frsdwkk W. Kll«b, at aa But* fnitai MooJay for .bout f/T.OOa T*w •wau a <m»a Aud Develop* a New Peril In Being • Twin —The Honest Brother Pars the Penalty for a Crfme Committed by thn Othe Final A r re lit of the Criminal Oat \Vrst Who Denies Bli Guilt. OMAHA, Neb., Fob. 14.—James Gregory T.afler, a wealthy stock raiser, who owns rah*h located nenr Watrous, N. M., p«sse< through bore Ifrnday'morning en route t< Olean, N. Y. Ho was heavily ironed and i. charge of Morrison Wllcox, a deputy sheriff of Cattaraugus county. New York. Th story of the crime with which Lafler is charged Is remarkable. The prisoner Is one of twin sons born to Mr. and Mrs. Mason L»fler, well-to-do people living on a farm near Olean. The two boys grew to manhooc together, and the resemblance between them was so great that few people could dlstingnlsl one from the other. Both were gradnate< from college, after which James began studying law in Olean and William, his twin brother, took charge of tha farm. James always spent Sunday at home, and the tw« brothers almost invarjably paid a visit to tha house of a neighbor named John Clifford, i rich lumber manufacturer, _who had tw handsome daughters. One Sunday night In June, six years ago, a gentleman called at the Clifford hou« while the Lafler boys were there, and pair Mr. Clifford (8,000 in cash. Between 2 and 8 o'clock the next morning a masked man entered Mr. Clifford's bedroom, beat him Into Innensibllity with a slungshot, secnrec tho (3,000, and started to make his escape In tbo hallway he met the younger Mist Clifford, William LafleHs sweetheart, 8h- solzod him, and succeeding in tearing the mask from his face, exclaimed! "Will Laf lor, what have you doner The man atruck her in the face and eso aped. That day William Lafler wan arrested, charged with burglary aud attempted murder. Although protesting bis innocence hi was tried and convicted on his sweetheart': testimony, who positively Identified him ai the man she had met in the ball. He was sentence! to Sing Sing for ten years. While nearly every one believed William guilty there waa one friend who doubted I 1 and set about to discover the truth. His dls coverlos In brief were as follows; James at Cornell contracted many debts, which wera paid shortly after the robbery; that he hat sent (2,000 to n Mrs. Coates In Ithaca as hush money for ruining her daughter; tha. on tho Sunday night preceding tho robbery James had purchased two ounces of chloroform at HII Oloan drug store, with which he undoubtedly drugged his brother. Before this investigation was complete James let for a trip to Now York. About two months later a report reached Olean that he hac been drowned off Long Branch while yachting, and that hla body could not be recovered. A week afterward a respectable looking man, giving his name as Alfred Thomas, appeared at tbe Lauer farm anc confirmed the news. He brought with him certain papers that bore out bis statement, and James was given up as dead. About three years later Governor Hill is sued a pardon for William Lflflor, stating that be was convinced of the convict's innocence and that he was positive that tbe crime waa committed by his dead twin brother. Years passed by and tbe crime would doubtless have become only a memory but for tbo appearance of a man in Olean, about five weeks ago, who had a secret Interview with the district attorney. He Informed the officer that be was tho man who had brought the news of James' death to the family six years before, and that be was paid by James to do It He said that Jamos was living and was a ranr.hman located near Watrous, N. M. A warrant was issued and the fugitlva apprehended last Thursday. He stoutly denies his guilt, and says that he will be able to prove his innocence. Charges Against Wisconsin Jurymen. ASHLAND, Wis., Feb. 14.— Acting State's Attorney O'Keefe, who will defend Officer McFhail when hla trial come lup for the manslaughter of Peter Collins in tha Highbridge riot of December last, and who prosecuted Peter Bennett and James Duffy for assault with intent to kill on the person of tbe officer, has preferred charges against four of the jurymen who served on the panel which acquitted Bennett and Duffy of the*crime charged. Mr. O'Keofe claims that they supplied money to defend the prisoners, and consequently are liable to prosecution and a term of imprisonment Judge Parish has ordered District Attorney Miles to Investigate the mattor, • Too Much for Those Tramps. VIHOENSES, Ind., Fob. 14.—About 7 o'clock Sunday night, at Lawrencevillo, Ills., ten mlloa west of this city, four tramps visited the residence of D. 8. Porter for the purpose of robbery. One of them knocked, and, upon tbe door being opened, presented a revolver at Mr. Porter. A hand-to-hand itruggle ensued. In which Porter was severely cut about the head, but managing to get Hold of an iron poker, he knocked a couple of tbe scoundrels out of time in such short order that the purpose of the visit waa postponed indefinitely. All' the tramps got away. • A Love-Slok Dastard'a Work. KANSAS CITT,' Fob. 14.—William Knor, a young man about 25 years old, took summary vengoan.ce Monday morning on Han- lah King, a waitress at the Centropolit lotel, » ho refused to marry him or to go out with him. The refusal so enraged the lovesick swain that he got a bottle of ammonia and dashed It Into her eyes, causing her Intense pain, but doing no permanent Injury. Brutal and Bloody Murder. ST. Lows, Fob. K—A short time ago tha wife of Loe Furth, a farmer of Wayne coun- ".y, Illinois, loft him. Monday morning ho net her with her sister in the road, attacked lor with a razor, and cut her throat from ear to ear. She diod at once. The sinter flod. 3a threw his wifo body In a fenco corner and disappeared, Went for Wool and Got Shorn. ST. Loots, Mo., Feb. 14. -a M. Wilson, a prominent colored nun, Monday night shot and fatally wounded another colored tnan named Archie Irwin, better known as "Black Arciiia." Tb« two men bad a quarrel, and "Black Archie" went gunnlug for Wilson, and, OH shown by the result, woke up tha rong riiKtomer. . Sl.o Killed Her Lover. NKWTOW/ llli., Feb. 14,-Edward Joy, a young man of exemplary hablta, Wai instantly kill*! by tha promatura discharge of i shotgun in tha hands of his awcethaftrt, Mia Carrie Shelley, at fite. Maria, tbt» ooao- y, Saturday afuroooo. The coaUnta «n- torud ton furoboad and paoatrat*d th* brain. Hanker Kaw**B'* AaMUIant 8vat*ae«d. CBICAOO, Feb. 14.-R.lph !«*, toe «s»*U- aut of H&ak«r Kawton, wu caavtotcd Man- afbsruoua in Jadg* C'Ufforti'aoouit, oal MMitoaeoti to «%nte&) raoottM m tfe* CKHHUJ ML JM in ««e a-u*w IS ) «u-» oJi fe* «. J?emecfi'e.s are sold bV i.i Send oeente for iul foloreabitTure/*ie .. AthtnhhntmCa.il'> Ask TOUT reUIVr for Ihn Original 93 • Beware N*ft»G«Bnlneti!iIr9* bearing- tbUBtamii US MEANS' S3 SHOE. |Ma<le!nI)uilon,Conim3sftLaes. Oc*t CoV *H*. UnexoolltKl In f>urabUlt v ,Comfert anti Av- ; pearanac. A ponuilc&nlwnt k to WI will bring j-ou Infuroi tion hcrr ta gc.1 this KK« iBUTTONT This shoe stands hteher In tlm ositma *S a ^;. t . h . 1 !2,,'i" T ,, on "' r ln '"" »<"•'*• ThoniSii'K TOO w*^r U will t«ll yua tborcaaon it you a*k tbom* J. R. BELL. & SON Will sell them to you If yon wiu gini them'. ehanoa, aa well u| FINE CLOTHIKO. A new and desirable stock of which they hs,T» Ob hand. Dont think of Roing anywhera else, as no one else In the city keeps The James Means Shoe Or u One and' EUEGAHT O As they do THE CHICAGO AN «> ORTH- WESTERN w " RAILWAY. Penetrate* the Centres) itlra !•] ILLINOIS, IOWA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, NEBRASKA AND WYOMING. fta TBAJS HKKVICR l» arraneed to meet requirements of local trsT, aa well as to furnish the most attractive fioutes or through trarel between Important • TRADE CENTRES^ xftl KOUIPMKirr of Day and Pair. lor Gars, Dining and Filace bleeping Can l» without rival ITS ROAD-BKD IB perftctlon a> •tone-ballasted steel,. rrhe North-Wesrtera U the tavorit* route for the Oommerclal Travel, the Tourist and h« seekers alter new homes 111 the Oolrteo Northwest. Detailed information cheerfully furnished by "W. A. Axeot.8TEBI.IHe. J. n. WHIT-HAW, XL C. WICKJEJB. Vloe-Pres. & Gen. Mangr. Tr&fflo Manager, I F. W1UIOI, C.i'l Fuusjir Aptt CONSTIPATION 1 8 called the "Father of Diseases," because there Is no medium through which disease so often attacks the system as by the absorption of poisonous gases In the retention of decked and effete matter lu tbe stomach and bowels. It la caused by a Torpid l.lvar, not enough bile being excreted from thebloodto produce Nature's own cathartic, and Is generally accompanied wlti uch results as Loss of Appetite* Sick Headache, Bad Breath, etc. The treatment of Constipation does not con.- ilslmerely In unloading the bowels. The meal- Inn must not only act aa a purgative, but be a onln as well, and not produce after 4ts u,i« ;reatcr cortlveness. To secure a regular habit •>f bod> without changing the diet or dlMrgo&i- ing the system . * "My attention, afternufferlngwith Constlpa* Ion for two or three years, was culled to Simmons Liver Kegulator, and, having tried almost verythmg elso, concluded to try it. 1 first took wmeglassful nud aiterwurds n-du -sd the uose o a teaspoonful, as per directions, after each leal. I f ouud that It had done nie so much Rood lat I continued It until I took two bottles. Bluco jeu 1 have not experienced any difficulty I teep It in my house and wiuld not be without It. >ut have uo use for It, It tmrlni; cured ma."--UFO W. SIMS, Ass't. Clerk 8ui«rtor Court, Bibb Co. Georgia. Take cmly the Genuine* Which has on ths Wrapper the red JjJS mark aud signature of J. H. KKIUat A (DO. LADIES! Do Your Owe Dyeing, «t Hiane, vl» PEERLESS DYES have no equal for la raclmgea'or tor F; J.ATI -.—*9ooldw. AM rtshtaasa, *4BO8Bi of Cotor, or nan- iw ssea*.
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