Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 16, 1888 · Page 1
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LESS THAN ONE CENT A DAY NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PAGES Anchor," " A Jv*nd of Iyv*t," "Tli* Ert Mf>un> Mlnw," "Anrla £••«<! »nd Brier Thorn/' "Tb* TSTT*- Com Bast, 1 ' '• Prcra th» Ranka." "Oiccfc *nd CtrenHr- ef th« MonthM-i" (• but f,l TO * JTMT. Sttnplt copy real MPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE. 1 VOLUME 7, STERLING ILLINOIS. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 18H8 NUMBER 1 MOSES ftlL Has jnst received s CM- of SPLINT COAL ^ t/Wi ^7f« thing to "b'^rn in YOUR GRATES Thld kind orvrff9»fiiT. TBIf IT. CHICAGO, BIMHOUPCT a, ft, OOTNO KABT. , 70— freight. ..... «;43 p.m. 42—FrclKht 3:4,1 p.m. AHttlVR rROM KAHT. AnitlVB FROM WEST 79— Passenger...0:10 p.m. .is— ranvmidcr 10:30».m • 77—Freight 0:40 a.m.J41—Freight 1:30 p.m. Passenger No. 36 connects with trains onst an«t west on Clinton Branch; with O. It. I & P. K. K at Rock Island past ami west; with Galcsbnn; passenger Rt Rln; with rnnln lino lor points west Council BlulTs, Omaha anrt bevnml. anil at Busli- nell lot XAnsaa Otty and points beyond. C. &N. W. TIMfc TABLE. aOINO KABT. OOINQ WK8T. Atlantic Ex 2:37 a. m. PaclHc Kx .2:28 a. m. Limited Pnss_.4:23 a m. Manhalltown Clluton Pft8B....B:27 a, m. Pas(H-n?pr...lll3p m. DenvcrPa»s...lO:28 a. m. Denver Poss...4:04 p. m. MannaJltown Clinton Pass..8:17 p.m. Passenger ...1:40 p. m. Limited Pass 10:58p.m. PHBIOHT TRAIITB THAT CARRY PASSBHOEBS ooriro KAST. oomo WRHT. No. 18....._ 8.17 p. m. No. £5 « 7:S7 a. n> No. 1(1...—. 6:40 a. m. No. 17 10:2Sa. m. IMPROVED FARMS -IN- Leo Oount.y., Ills , IOWA & KANSAS FOR SALE OB TRADK. TOWN PROPERTY For sale, or trade for stock. TWO GOOD IIOliHRM In Rock Falls, for sale. Gall and see what tbo bargains are. EDWARD C. UNDERWOOD, HEADQUARTERS FOR The Finest COKFECTIONERY Made an'1 the Choicest FRUITS- Grown, ' : constantly on band at JNO. P. LAWRTE'S. Notice to Land :~A few choice tracts ot laud now In the hands of P. B. Ilubbard, located lu Iowa ami Southern Minnesota, with TITLES W\RR\NTEI) PERFECT, While many of the lands now owned by.specu lators are under a cloud of title. These landt are sold with P1JBFEOT ABSTRACTS. HRIOES FROM SIX TO TEN DOLLARS PER ACRE. I have also a FARM WEST of EMPIRE For sale cheap, on which a good property In Sterling or Rook Falls will be taken as part payment. Now Is the time to get good bargains. MAP* AND DEHCllIPTIOIVtt Can be had at my olllcfl, and cheap tickets to show western lands. are I>ans;erpu9 on These Bargain*. F. B. HUBBA.RD Land office opposite Mannerchor Hall, Bterllnsr. IllH. FLOATING SOAP 13— THE CHIEF Fo* tho Bath, Toilet and Laundry., Snow White ond Absolutely Pure. If Tonr dealer rirxm not koep Whlto Clonrt Soap, •«na 20 oenln far sum pie cnke to tbe makers, JftS. S. KJRK K CO., CHICAGO. WBIGHT& WILLIAMS, iFLDMBER*. GriS & STEAM FITTERS. .Jobbing and Repairing; Promptly Attended to. 'IXiSlers In Lead arid Wrought Iron Pipe, Wood and Iron rumps, of all kind. Hose, Fucking, ttleam and Water Gu;vges, Valves, Flttlngx, newer 1'bw, &p. Estimates made on Plumbing, Mteam&Qas Jobs. Mr. B, F, WILLIAMS. Formerly with Win. JlcOune & Co.. attends to wood ana iruu pump suiting and repairing. Mr, E, M. WRIGHT, Formerly with the Sterling Water Co., ftlves his {.ersonal. attention to all plumbing, steiun aud gas contracts. OUK I.AUP PALACE Is complete with the latest designs in Hanging. BUuid and Bracket Lamps, Burners, Chimneys, &a. Prices to suit the times. Onll nnd see our l.HUe Giant Lamp and Eureka Hatetv Valve. All work warranted. Your orders solicited. ' Telephone £1. Walt lloawe Block. BLUE LINE!. __.IIN& THBEE WAGONS All goods promptly detlverad to any part of the city. KpecUtltrot removing household coodsaud plant*, [lahiwil guTw 1 '" R 1 WVERTlSEFiS; i int' ft en f MILLIONS FOR EDUCATION. BLAIR'S BILL PASSES THE SENATE BV TEN MAJORITY. Some Noil* nml Wink* lhal I'ai»c<l Ilntween Rand'ill nml Koffrn— Tli • Hl|(h JoInU Coi.»tinnt» Flnlierv Trn iljr Tlmt Mmkrt Thrin All Ifnppy — I'n li'nc thn Canal .Ttiritusli Illlnots— Tim I.nuxh <m In j nils. WAHIIIXOTOS CITY, Kcb. 10. — B.IU were reported lo tha senate Wedneoday to reward E^qulniaux Indians for aid to cantnway sailors and providing for an International maritime con lerence to consider safety of life at sea; also R bill to promote the progress of American nntions. Becklntrodncw.l a bill to re-imbursethe states for moneys expended In *upi>rre«ing the rebellion. The Hlair educational bill was then taken up and after niKK'ches hy Hale In opposition to It and others briefly pro and con, Blair closed tlm debate nnd a vote was taken reuniting in it* passage— yons, 39; nays, 3°. Kevernl amendments were defeated, on<) being to distribute the money in proportion to population Instead of Illiteracy, and another (by Berr>) to pay no money for (he maintenance or mixed (nhlta and_negio) Bchools. Berry voted aye on the pnfmge of tho bill In accordance with the wIsliLB of hla constitnonts, but against his own judgment. A secret session waa then held, Marshall McDonald, as flih commissioner, confirmed, an 1 the senate ndjourned. The vote In detail on tho educational bill Was nfl follows: Yeftfl— Allison, Berry, Blair, Bowen, Brown, Call, Cameron. Chandler, Colqultt, Ciillolri. Daniel, Dawes, Polph, Eiistis, Evar.s, Ot'orRu. Hampton, Hearst, Hoar, Jones of Arkanio-M. Mnnder- Bon, MlTheU, Slorrill, Palmer. Piisoo, Payne, Platt, l>iiKh, Quay, Ransom, Riilillclierpjr. Raw- yer, HtanMril, Ktuwnrt, StookbridRe. Teller, Vnnce, \\'iUlhall, Wilaon of Io\va — :W. Nuys— Alilrlch, Bute, Beck.niackbiirn, Hlodtett, Butler, (Vik«, UiiviH, [''iinvell, Fuiilliner. Fryo, Gray, Hale, Hnrri«, Hawluy. Iltiv-ovk, Initalls, .InneH of Nuvmla, Kenna, Moi-Ran, Plntnb. Re(?an, Baliin, 8»h!slmry, S|wonor, Titrpirt. Vivit, Voor- het-H. Wil.f'ii of Maryland --;ti. wouM have voted for the folil, werci iinlrel with Chaeo, Cockrt-il, Oornnn, and Mcl'lwrHon, wlio would hare voted against It. •« '1 he house adopted a resolution to appoint a committee to investigate the cau«e of delay In conntructlng the now library biiiI(ilnGf,aiid then went Into committee on tho deficiency bill. Randall complained that tho department of justice estimates were unreliable, and be suggested some sort of legislation to improve matters. *An amendment was adopted making appropriations for tho completion of pub'io buildings in over thirty cities, whore tho original estimates have boon exceeded. Pending further action the comm itteo rose and tho house ad jouniod. WINKS AND NQtfiflN THE HOUSE. .- Randall nnd Rogers Excliango Thnm on the QuoHtlon of the Tariff. WASHINGTON CITY, Feb. 16. —While the house in committee of the whole was considering the deficiency bill Wednesday thorn arose a long debate on the item for. the department of justice, Randall said that the committee on appropriations had been so i'ri'quciiily attacked that he had become somewhat hardened, and be lhou;ht, Indeed, that he had acquired some of the characteristics of a prizj fighter. He was able to stand more pummol ling and come up more sorenoly Ih'in moat of his colleagues. Leas reliance was to be placed, he snld, upon the estimates of tho department of justice than upon tlin OKtlmuten of any other department It had been so ever since he had been upon the committee on appropriations. This unreliability - canio from one of two sources: either it came • from lack of intelligence in the department, or tho fault lay in the system. Tho com*. mitlee oil judiciary should framu soui'i sort of atnendincnt to' tho statute Inw which would prevent tho gross Injuitloj which was done to innocent and ihufleiiillng citizens by "trivial prosecutions. • Muny of throe prosecutions came under the internal rovonuo lawn, which nhould by all means b) abolished. Tho tlmu had come whon tbua? wrongs should be duly consi leroil, and hi hoped the judiciary committee and the gentleman from Arkansas [Rogers], as a membor of that committee, would take a baud In the work. A wink was sometimes as goo 1 as a nod to a blind horse. Rogers— I sometimes take a tvlnk, but when I wink, I wink at the tariff, [Linghter.] Randall— All right; we will wink together, maybe. [Laughter and applause.] u lf that suggestion maana anything," responded Rogers, "i c gives me profound gratification, for heretofore we have not been winking together on that'subject" Randall — The gentleman may be a little color-blind on that subject [Laughter.] Rogers— It is not the tariff that blurs the eyes; it is the. product of the internal revenue system that nmkesone blind. Burnes said that he would never cease denouncing the borrors and evils perpetrated in the name of law by tbo olllcers of the lair. under the Internal revenue law. At the same timojhe wished 'to say to the gentleman from Pennsylvania [Randall] and to the country that be would remove the burdens of turin" luxation and reduce the taxes on some of thu lli;cessarlt'» of life before hu would undertake to lesven int«rual revenue taxation. [Applause.] NEW FISHERY TREATY SIGNED. Qua That Satlnfles Alt the Parties Who U.d.m Ilaud In Making It. WABHIN8TON CITY, Feb. Ill- A treaty waa signed at 1 o'clock Widnes<luy evening by tbo foreign plenipotentiaries and United States members of the fishery conference. The treaty is satisfactory to ta • r./presenta- tivenof the three govei nnienU, and in regarded by Secretary Bayard as affording a permanent settlement of the queuium at is- aue lu a manner fully sustaining all the rights of American fisherman. It is learned that rraat satisfaction Is felt by the Canadian contingent, and that Chainlwrlaln—ia' well pleased over bia mission to Washington. Sir Cliarles Tupgier, Mr. J. 8. D. Thompson, Canadian miuister of justice, will return to Ottawa at once, and Chamberlain sails for England on I'oU 2Q. Current rumor 'has it that the president shares the satisfaction of the secretary of state, and will ask the se'nate that the terms of treaty be made public at nuce. ' ADVOCATING A GRHAT f CMEME. Chicago Men Argue lor a Cuiml irora the Lake to the MUilMlppl. WASHINGTON CITT, Feb. ID.— A delegation from Chicago appeared bofort* tho oomtuittetf on railw&ys and canals of tho mmiw Waiiues- day In favor of the bill which provides for deepening tb« Illinois & Michigan canal to a dop'b o( twenty-two loot. This they argued would give a current from tha i&ke toward the JUiniUslppl of two mites per hour, carry- ring fr-u.OO'J cubic fuet of waCor per minuM, and would avid tores (»t to Uia depth of the Illinoia rivw »:iJ tuereJMA tha 4<p-h ot th* Ui«ik>9ippi ow foot twlo* tb4 liliuois rlv** aod ilx u»i^i«« u» M*roiA!n Is would sosv W» rtx i*ra*rt Mi«»twiin»J river sts^uswr* J* run from N'uw Orl"aas to Chicago and the lakes. The delegation said If this wai an- dartaken tlio city of Chicago would bear any reasnnalil.i share of tha expense, because of (ho improved Beworage facilities it would supply. The proposition was favorably re- caived hy the committee. In Tlfthall of I*nre Food. WASHINGTON Crrr, Fob. 16.—Messrs. F. B. Thurbir, New York; R A. LiFetra,New York; K. H. Bartby, board of health, Br<x>!< v : Finley Acker, Philadelphia; U W. Hur.ii.--y, Philadelphia, and B. P. Smith, Pltt.Hbur/, representing the legislative committee o; tho National Pure Food association, wero before the senate finance committee Wednesday in behalf of tho bill recently adopted by the Pure Food convention at Washington. Mr. LaFetra said that an examination by Dr. Smart, of the army, of 711 food samples allowed that adultirntion exists in this country to on ext»nt equal to that which existed In England prior to tho adoption of preventive measures. "The Senator from Hale,** WABHIHOTOB: CITY, Feb. 1ft— Ingalls, the president pro torn of the s-note, who Is generally very precise In his utterances, was the cause of consldsroble merriment In the s >nn.te chamber Wednesday afternoon during the vote on amendments to the Blair educational bill. It Is the custom of the senate that if a eenator does not answer to his name during the first roll-call he may cast hla vote at the conclusion of the call. Hale of Maine stood in his place to avail himself of this privilege, having Iwen absent during the regular roll- calL Ingnlls, recognizing tho Mainp statesman, called out: "1'ho Senator from' Hale." Tho error caused a great deal of laughter, both in the galleries and on the Boor. Western PoitraniitorB Confirmed. W ASiimOTOW Crhr, Fob? 10. —Tiie senate has confirmed the following postmasters: Iowa— IA T. Alexander, Monticello; R. Burke, What Cheer; & Oidley, Malvern; H. Hoag- lands, Emmetlsburg; A. H. Kisner, Mason ,Clty; T. C. Medery, Waullon; N. a Noble, Anamosn; W. C. Swlgart, Mi quoketa; H. Slikkervcor, Orange City; J. B. O.. Btuts- man, Harlau; J. f. Like,, Marlon. Indiana—J. B. Lowery, Portland; M. H. Ingram, Win- amnca. Michigan—E. 7T IranduriT" ImUy City; G. F. I^ewis, Baginaw;.B. F. Osgoo'J, Mendou. Minnesota—D. O'Brien, Wllmar. WiBconHin—M. E. Lennon, Ilurloy. •Belmnnt \\'as Too Provl.ius. WABniNOTON CITY, Feb. 10. —Denis Kearney, who Is In Washington watching legislation affecting Chinese immigration, says that tbo published statement that a treaty had received tho approval of the Chinese embassy, which would debar all Chinese from entering the United States except as diplomats, was denied at tha legation Wednesday by Mr. Liang, one of the embassy. This statement by Mr. Liang does not agree with the published reports referred to, which came from the state department through Mr, Bolmont, the chairman of the house committee on foreign affairs. The Agricultural Department. WASHINGTON Crnr, Feb. it*.— Tho houso* committee on agriculture has decided to report favorably the Hatch bill to create a now executive department to be known as tbo department of agriculture. The bill as reported iff amended by striking out all reference to the inclusion of tbo labor bureau in the new department. A X>rcreHSe In Exports. WASHINGTON Crnr, Feb. JO,— Breadstuff exports from the United (States during Jau' uary last aggregated In value (Si, lib),277, against tl4,5&t,8J0 in January, 1887. Exports of tho principal articles of provisions during January last were valued a 08<), against 18.131,4*3 in January, »8-i7. Tannry Otittlns; Well Rapidly. WASIIINOTOK Cm, Feb. 16.— Representative Tumiey, of Michigan, who has been very ill In Ill's city, is reported to be so much bettor that he will soon resume his duties. . J v—^ T ho Wisconsin Grand Army. MILWAUKEE, Wls,, Feb. IB.—Tha flrst session of the nnnual encampment, Wisconsin Qrnnil Army of the R°publlc t began hero Wednesday with atout SoJ delegates present The report of tho quartermaster general showed the total fun Is to be $40,41)4.1]. Assistant Adjt. Gen. B try's report shows the number of comrades reported In good standing at present to he JO,973. The amount expended for chnrity during the year was $4,008.87. During the year fourteen new posts were organized In the state. Commander Grlf flu's address briefly reviewed the important features in the record made by the order since tbo last annual encampment Allusion was made to the reports that there seemed to bo a desire on .the part of government officials to destroy some of the records of the war o' the rebellion on the pretext that they were becoming; no cumbersome as to require too much room for their storage, or for some other reason not expressed, and said It was the duty of this encampment to adopt a proper memorial to be forwarded to congress that proper laws be enacted to preserve tho records of the late war. To RevolntlonUe Live £to«k Truffle, BUFFALO, N. Y., Fub, 16.—The American Live Stuck Express company has been experimenting on the transportation of cattlo and now proposes to revoiutlonizo the traffic. The company will transport stock from Chicago to jiotiokcn nver the Grand Truuk and Lack a wanna railways in forty-five hours, with only half an hour's stoppage in Buffalo for water. A large number of curs are being built for the company, and it is expected that the business. -will be in full running order by March L The company employs its own tneu to cara for the stock in transit, entirely relieving the shipper and tho railroad company from this expense. with Excitement" of Court*. NEW EGYPT, N. Y., Feb. !0.— Petroleum has been discover*! bore, and the 1,000 Inhabitants of the t towu are wild with excitement. Real estate In the vicinity in being boomed in anticipation that tha oil spring discovered will be followed by other springs. There is no doubt of tbe character of tbe article discovered, as it has boen tested by a Philadelphia chemist who pronounced U gauulne. Endowed a University at Chicago. VJIBNA, Feb. IB - United States Minister Law ion has nccepted an offer by Hurry Farber, n wmithy American related to From- dent Cleveland, end who U a law student at the Vicuna university, of |JOO,IWO to the Anierk'im government, f6r the endowment of a, university at CUcigo on tho Vienna modul. • Ilu.Hflla iteaily fur a Itow, Br.HUN, Fe\x. 10.7-1 he Krcuti Zeitong says that the estimated force of Russia on the frontiers of Ruutnania and Austria is 670,000 men aud'A ^50 guns. "Ilia military station* ou Uieso frontiers are being ooa- oectisi by telegraph with the frontier fortresses • . ,', A Smaub la B»by CatM. CnrcixxATi, Fob. 14, — f, i. M»rqo» ft Co., maniiiaetunin ol baby carriages, as> •Jgaxl to Howard Dou^law iata Wtdusadar •/£*?££}&& L4abilitiea. 9B& 'JWV MA COHBLX L\ FOR TIIE WAR. HE TELLS THE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ABOUT THE READING, And In Particularly Kmplintln In Statins; That Not • .Striking Rallwxv Man Shall Ever C oiiir Rack In tilt Time—Willing to Treat with Miners at Work —Parker's Hypothetical Question. PHILADELPHIA, P.I., Feb. 16.—The special congressional com.iiittee appointed to Investigate the R'rtillut; strike In Pennsylvania began its Regions Wednesday morning in parlor C of the Continental hotel. All tho members ere pre-ent Preddent Corbin, of the R fading railway, was tho first to be hoard by tho committee, and aftor being informed of the object of tho committee he Bald: 'The Reading Railway company owns every share of tho Coal and Iron company's Block. That stock is worth $8,000,000. There are other items of cost that the purchase of property entailed that will be furnished In detail at a later sitting. Tbe Reading has no other lines running beyond the limits ot the state of Pennsylvania but that running to Bound Bronk. The Central railroad of Now Jersey was surrendered because we 'could not afford to koep it We transport coal out of the state by mnanx of vessels and boats, but do not carry other freight, and only act as a common carrier of freights mined at our own uiinea," . .. Tbe mines now had from 2.500 to 8,000 men working. Prior to the strike the output of tho Reading collieries was 6,200,000 tons annually. Ue could not give the committee a comparison of tho income of the company at this time with what it was prior to thosrfika. He Slid there was a very heavy falling off, and promised to furnish the committee with full statistics in regard to it Twenty-three Cents a ton not was all tho profit the Koading Coal and Iron company got for mining coal during 18S7. All thereat went to the minors in wages. No other company would accept that us a fair royalty on the businesi of .mining coal The owners of minosjvonliUnot lease them on—that basis. The Reading company alwuys got less profit out of the biihinetM than any other company, and the miners got the benefit of it Speaking of tho ultimatum Issued by the company to the men by which, aftor tho railroad strike started they wore given three days' notice to return to work or low their placaj, he said: •"None of tho striking workmen ever came back again, and none of thorn ever will while I am president, of this road. When tho time/ arrived there wore in all about 2,000 men stricken from tho company's roll*," Ills attention was called to the contention as to Superintendent Sweigard'a alleged trickery with a committee of tho men on tho question of arbitration, In reforonce to which he said: "There never any thought of arbitration on my part, and Mr. Bweigird had received full information on that point I have heard that Mr. Swelgard was charged with saying that if the men went back to work the company would agree to arbitrate. I do not believe anything of tho kind was ever said. We had boen thwarted and annoyed for months by these Knlghta of Labor, and I made up my mind that if tha men would not deliver our coal orders it was about time to take the matter into our own hands," Corbin proceeded then to submit all tho multifarious correspondence which was evolved during the agitation of tho strike of the railroad hands, ' After reading tbe lettor requiring the men to decide In their allegiance as between the railway company and thsKnlfilils of Labor, Corbin snld: *I wrote that lettor myself, and I tnoant it. TheJead- ers of the Knights of Labor shall not dictate to tho compiny so long as I am its president We declino now, and' shall decline to discus the quettinn of wages with men who are out on Mtrik^. We hare said, 'You go to work, anil we'll agree to give you as much as nnybxlv, and if you want to bo paid on any other b isis, we'll give it to you.' I can say positively that if tbe minors wore to goto work wo tttuld reach- an agreemont. I don't think the miners would have gone out except to support tho railroad strikers. Mosb of the men who came to fill the strikers' places are from different states. We pay them -the same wages as we paid the other men. I had half a bushel ot letters yesterday from men asking for work which I could not give them. I can not think of any particular Influence that brought so many Hungarians, Italians and Poles to the coal regions. I don't know that any corporation had anything to do with their influx, and I should not like to express my opinion as to whether foreigners or Americans take the lead in tbe labor organizations. .Mr. Whiting can tell you more about thit ' There is no absolute minimum rate of wages paid the minors. The sliding scale refers to losses as well as to profits. I can say, though, that the miners earn more than on any other basis paid. It the miners don't go back till the railroad men do, all I have to say Is they never will go back so long as I have anything to do with the company. They can't play fast and loose with a corporation like ours." Corbin contii m-d: "And another thing, we can fill the jili.ccs of the striking miners In ten days if I lie uew men can be protected. Up in the mining districts big men with clubs .and pistols are violently kecpini; not only other moil but boys who desire to earn a living and koep from starving, away from llio mines and the breakers. We have been com pel le I to protect tho 3, (XXI men now at work by pnl co and constables under county officers, I ho expense of which we will be compelled to pay." Parker endeavored to learn something about the largest holders of Reading stock, but Corbin knew but little about the matter. He declined to state how much he owned, although he declared that he did not own suf. flcicnt to control the organization. "Do you say," asked Parker, "that you have a right to shut down your collieries!" "I must say that if we could not mine without loss wa would be justified in doing so." "Sup|K}99 you decide arbitrarily to close up, would you consider that you had a right to do sot" The witness he^ltatod for a moment, and thou replied: "I should like to consult some one before giving that question an answer. I should not core to say that we had not" "The anthracite product of tho world is practically centered in tbe throe valleys controlled by companies receiving their charter from tho people, is it naif'' "I presume so." "Do you aay, obtaining your right from the people, that you can shut them out from the enjoyment of that anthracite product" Thai'* a question. I don't want to givo a legal 0| inlou here uuless I am paid for It" "That is your answer tboul" "Yes sir." Continuing, Corbin cited tbo incident of the railroad men declining to daliver fljur to he Taylor Sons, but no new fact In connection with this case was brought out Parker then said: "As a ronult of this strike you have been relieved of tbe payment of the «»„• s of 17,QUO work people and cleaned up all th* coal on band. C«n you (!T« tha financial retail of that," Pr>»M»iU Corbin eyeii hit qu*sUc*wr for an luatlnt «nj then uuwtnd "Na* Continuing, In atiswvr to quwtlocs, b* said i nk*Ms\«M own c«Uw railroad »*at oat on purposj to Injure thl« corporations they had no complaint to make of p.iy or labor, and they never shall work for ml again." "You say tho company mines coal at such a great loss. Why do you keep putting money Into ilT "Well, that's a qu»stlon I have asked my." self a good many times. It Is under the belief that we shall be able to make Bonn money after awhile. We made 23 cents the past year. In the coursa of his testimony, Corbin said that he thought it -was bad policy for n raflroaJ company to own and operate mines, and ho would be in favor of the Reading leading or Belling their property if It could be done on favoralilo terms. This ended Corbiu's examination for the day and the ciimmiltM adjourned. Corbin look with him a long string of questions which he was unable to answer, and upon which ho agreed to inform himself as quickly.. as powlblp. DAVID R. LOCKE AT REST. Coninnipllnn Entli the Carrer of the An- I nor of the "Ni«by" Letters. TOLEDO. O., Feb. 18.— At S:35 Wednesday morning David R. Locko, editor of Tha Blade of this city, passed away, after au illness of alxnit three month, during which h« was con lino, I to the hongs. • His disease was consumption which he inherited from his mother's family, but Its approach was slow, and not until last November was ho forcod to glvo up business. He was born in Vestal, Broomo county, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1&!3. H« leaves n wife anil throe sons, one of whom. Cnpt Robinson Locke, was associated with him on tho editorial stuff of The Blade. Mr. Locke's namo was known all over th« TJnitoii filMes as the writer of the "Nasby" letters, tho first of which appoared in April, 1801, and tin? Inst but a short time ago. They were political satires, aimed during the wai at the institution of slavery, and tl.oy sprang at once Into immense popularity. So effective were they that Charles Suraner said they wero prominent among tne agencies that unified the north during the war, and Secretary Bontwell, In a speech at Cooper Union, New York cily, at the close of the war, declared that the success ot the union cause -was-due— lo Jl the army, the navy,, and the Nasliy letters." These letters wero a source of the greatest delight to President Lincoln, who H! w o-i kept them in his table-drawer for perusal at odd times. Mr. Locko onco raised a company of volunteers, and applied to Governor Broiigh, of Ohio, for a commission as captain, which was refused on tho ground that ho could do more good for tho Union caune with his pon than In tho llel.l. He had frequently refused official positions, his only innl.itiou bjing in tho editorial fluid. Ho took charge of Thj Blade in 18(15, and for some years previous to hii death had entire control. . Tlio Nasby lutters wore not his solo literary work, as he published siver- al plays, books ot travels and skelchos, and was a pool of no mean order. Mr. Locke was strongly for prohibition, but not lor a third party, believing in non-partisan methods ot prosecuting that reform. He leaves a fortune of probably 11,000,000, aud was largely Interested In building and manufacturing in this city. The Politician* Aro There, SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Fob. 1C.— The meeting of the Grand Army here has brought to. gether a lar^e number of politicians ot both parties, who are looking after their fences.i Among them are a number of people who woul.l like t»be governor, and they aredriv- ing their booms around among tbo veterans with, great spirit The day '•s proceeding opened with n procession to tho capital, where the encampment moots. Tho parade was a fine ono, nearly l.ODO delegates being In line, and was reviewed by the ladios of the Woman's Relief corps. Tho prop, sitlon to permanently locate tho encnmpniont was defeated and resolutions adopted favoring a memorial hull on^Dearborn park, Chicago; indorsing collections on Decoration Day for tbe Logan monu* merit at Washington City, the excets above 10 cents per capita to go to the Cn> cago monument and to appoint a commKtee to visit and report upon the Soldiers' Orphans' honv. Col. Bexton seems to have (be call on the department commnmlershlp. A Million In Property Iturned. ELMIRA. N. Y., Feb. 10.— The Advertiser building was destroyed by fire Wednesday night which raged for several hours, and was not gotten under control until engines had beon summoned from neighboring towns. Other buildings destroyed were J. M. Robin- ion & Son's furnlluro factory and A.Keelar's grocery. Tho total loss is about $500.000. Several people bad narrow escapes from Tb,e Advertiser building and one fireman was fatally hurt It was the most disastrous fire in fifteen years. Pf&viDBNCE, R. L, Feb. 14— The whole block in which the Aldrlch house is situated was practically destroyed by fire Wednesday night Loss. $500,000. Tlie D«feiiito In the Tallr-Hheet Case. COLUMBUS, O., Fob. 10,— The defense in the tally-sheet trial Wednesday 'opened by placing J. B. Clarke, a Chicago detective, on tho stand. From him, after much dilatory objucting and argaiiie, the defense was able to draw the (act that Qranvillo and he asked tbe cltiztms' committee for' $20,OOJ for convicting testimony. ' , Pulmer (or Governor of Illinois. BrnraaFiELD, Illi, Feb. 16.— The Democrats of Sanganion couuty were wonderfully well pleased to bear of ex -Governor Palmer's matrimonial intentions, and they have been overwhelming him with congratulations, both by letter and by word of mouth. The Hon. W. M. Warren, of New Berlin, the Democratic stronghold of the county, came in to see the ex-governor Tuesday. He said the people of his neighborhood had talked of Goo. Palmer for tbe head of the Democratic state ticket before, but that since they beard ot his intention of gettiug married they had become enthusiastic in putting him to the trout _ __ Seymour's Smull Majority; DETROIT. Mich., Feb. 16.— According to tho revised figures of The Frej Press tho plurality for Seymour (Republican) in the Eleventh district USIM . M mitou, tho only coun ty not heard from, will give Brom a plurality of from 60 to 100. Tbe Prohibition vote in tho district, will not exceed 500. Mill Try to Scoop the German Vote. NEW YORK, Feb. ifl.— A number of prominent Germans met at Steinwuy ball Wednesday night, William Stoiuway presiding, and adopted a resolution pledging efforts to secure the undivided support of the German citizens tor the Democratic national administration in the coming campaign. Q«n. Jones Ought 'to Know. ALBABT, N. Y., Fob. 11.— Gdn. Elward P. Jones, lieutenant governor, said Wednesday In reply to au inquiry: "Yes, I am a candidate for governor. Governor Hill is a candidate for tha Deiuocrutio nomination for tba presidency, aud does not dasire a renom- iaatioa for gov»ruor". ST. PAUL, Feb. id— R. Q. Evans, a young MlnnMpoll* lawyer, was elooted W«do«*d«y to tuoQMd Senator Oavia oa tha a»iioan! RopoUIoto ootasaltt**, XI r. WHY NOT ASK SHERIDAN? A QUESTION MOOTED THAT HE COULD PROBABLY ANSWER. TM the Doaghtr "Warrior Bom lo Ireland? —foverai Feopla Who Know A1J Abnat It—Doomii of Farorlt* Sons Coming Ont of the Woods Since Blalne's Letter- Political Kotea and Comments. MILWAUKEE, Wia,, Fab. 16.—Mr. L. Mo- 'abo, of this city, is a cousin of Gen. Phil Sheridan. The general has on several occasions boen a vliltor at Mr. McCabe's home. The latter was seen by a Journal reporter Wednesday, and when asked for some facts concerning his Illustrious cousin, Mr. McCabe, who is a shoemaker, and appears to be about V) years of age, salt} that the general was his cousin, and visited him erery time be came to Milwaukee. Would you like to see him elected president P * "Why not, if it could ber he answered. Whim askml for his reason for this remark be replied: "Because Phil 8heriJan was not born in-this country. The house In which he wai born Is not a stone's throvr from my early homo, and I was born In Ireland." Mr. McCal» was unwilling to give further details, but said tbe locality ot Gen. Sheridan's home was the County Cowan, in the nor th of Ireland. He added that the statement that Sheridan was born In Ohio was not true; that his mother was still living; and could testify to bis (McCabe's) statement. Now Here Come* Gro«Tenor. WASHINGTON CTTT, Feb. 10 —Regarding the birthplace of Gen. Sheridan Congressman Grosvenor says: "When I flrst caraa to congress my district contained the county of Perry, and a*. Its county seat, Somerset, Gen. BherMan was born. I knew Phil Sheridan in Ohio long before the war, and through him became acquainted with bis parents. I am counsel for tbe road running through Somerset, and every time I go up there I also drive three-quarters of a mile outside the town to tho pretty white cottage where Mrs. Bherldan lives. Tho old lady has often told me that Phil was born in the town of Somerset, and told me much about his boyhood days. Where the old larty now lives Phil's father died." Tbe Army Register says Sheridan wan born in Ohio.and perhaps somebody will think of asking the general himself some of these days. Congressman E. B. Taylor, ot Ohio, one of Senator Sherman's supporters, was asked Wednesday what he thought of Gen. Sberl- dan as a presidential candidate. He replied: "Personally, I hive no objections to him. He is a true man of quick mind and ot great ability. I doubt, however, whether he would be considered the right sort of a man to nominate at this time. I think he would make a good president, and hla wife would be one of tbo finest women that ever entered tbe Wbite House. Sho is a charming lady, and that is no small consideration in these matters, and Gen. Sheridan is certainly one of our finest and ablest men. It will probably be considered, however, that be has iad no civil experience, and in this would be defective as the man for the present exigencies. "A man who bad alvays been a soldier would be utterly at the mercy of his advisers at the start, and could not take bold ot affairs at once. Taylor and Grant, It is true, were successful, but they made mistakes at first. Grant was in the hands of his advisers at first, .and he showed bad judgment in selecting his advisers, but he got into the saddle himself, soon, and was a good president. So it would probably be with Gen. Sheridan. Sheridan is a man of quicker intelligence than either Grant or Taylor, Ido not care to suggest the question of religion," be added. "I certainly would not object on that score, and It would give him a support that. no one else could get, while ha would probably not lose much on account of It" Gen. Bherldan came upon tbe floor of tha house Wednesday, and was soon surrounded by tho Republican members. Another Man Who Knows. NEW YORK, Feb. J6.— The Herald's Washington correspondent says be Is in position to state positively that Gen. Sheridan was born lu Albany, N. Y, in 1831. Eighteen months later bis parents removed to Ohio. His elder brother, Patrick, was born la Ireland. POLITICAL FIELD NOTES. Sherman's Ohio Bourn In Vary Robust Condition. COLUMBUS, O., Feb. Id.—Senator Sherman left for Washington Wednesday noon under the most favorable conditions. In conversation before leaving, Mr. Sherman said that there was no question as to tbe sincerity of Mr. Blaine withdrawing as a candidate for. tbe presidential nomination. Mr. Blaine could not, after this letter, look with- favor upon any movo calculated to plnci him In a falsa position before tbe poop'e. There Is now a noticeable change of sentiment in favor of Mr. Sherman among those who have heretofore been the staunch friends of Blaine, and who at one time threatened tq shiver the solidity of the Ohio delegation. The solid support of Mr. Sherman's state, which might have beeu in doubt in tbe event ot Mr. Blaine again being a candidate, can now be claimed with confidence. Hi-Senator Harrison's Bemark CHICAGO, Feb. 18.— Ex-Senator Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana, named as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, arrived at the Grand Pacific Wednesday evening. He declined to say anything further about Blalue's withdrawal "Upon what platform would you have the party make the campaign this yearT "Upon the Republican platform. Yon know what that la. The tariff is not the only isaue. We believe down our way in a free ballot and a fair count. In our state there are local isiues that will influence the result —the management ot the penal and the reformatory Institutions, for instance. 1 "What are the probabilities for Republican success in IndlanaP "In liana is a close state, and it would not be in good taste to dogmatic* about it, but 1 think: we will succeed." A Prohibition Army with Tents. SPIUNOFIELD, Feo, IP.—The Prohibition- lets met ugaui lu the court oouw Wednesday and couipk'toil their organlzatlun. Edward Miller, of Rochester, was elected permanent chairman, and H. H. Steveus, of this city, secrettiry. It was decided that the campaign tthould be conducted on the Unt system. A. tent will be furnished every county and a clioruftol singers to furukh musio. The tout will l» moved from township to township in the county and then it wlu be sent where tuust needed. Major 1'oora'i Autograph Collection. BOSTON, Fob. '.&. -lu the Mia of auto- grapa collected by the tuts Bon: F«rk* Poor* Wednesday prices were realized a follows] J, tlm-son Davia, 12. BS; Abraham Lincoln, l<<; A, K. Stophrnj, *l; Jolm Quinoy. AcUm*. ja7ft; Andruw K&i; Juiitts Bucbauao, tlS.Sa A Burns brought W>, and Uja aiKMt&x* «f , vt VMS***, W3*. Cure for ijfi- orders^ <nr orcjeneral debility, h<?acfae/i» lass }fude. di'se uses of v/bmen, fcc. tfeafl/^uf wjp lOOforSOt. '. /ftlobifioroi flemedias are sold bv 'alldrucqisliASend 6 cents for Die beSuTi'ful co lor ed bitty r9,nte , M C mi.. <Wi /ohdnrm Co, » 1 Y/n Q S*. MY ntafler (or tint Orli-lnal 93 8bo* Bcwmre of Imluuiuni. eBPlBeanleis brnrlnf th!« Btxwf .JAMES MEANS' 83 SHOE. 1 Undo ID Eu t ton,Con(rra9l ft Lac*. Calf t.k-in. Unei»l!«l lo A. poita* c&ra tra! us win briDRyou inform a- lion how to pet this 8Ji-j* anr Stntoor Terrttoi-j. Thl» ilioo stands hlrbcr In thn wtlnanon ol ffVarrrt thun nnr other In the world. Thoiutap^s a^^^rn will tell jou tlteruaaoa I/you ae£ ibem, •• md J. R. BELL & SON Will sell them to yon if yon will (Jva Own' > chance, u well a«| FINE CLOTHING. A new and desirable stock of which they nan ov band. Don't think ot going anywhere alte, u no one else In the city keeps The James Means Shoe Oral 0040111 ELEGAVT A* they do H e CHICAGO™" ORTH- ESTERN RAILWAY. Penetrate* the Centre* of PoDnla. Itlou IB] ILLINOIS, IOWA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, DAKOTA, NEBRASKA AND WYOMING, IM TRAIN SERVICE In earetollf arranged to meet requirements of local travel, as well as to furnish the most attractive Routes er through travel between important TRADE CENTRES? *r» EQCIPMKIST of I>ay and raff. lor Gars, IJlnlng and J\0»oe Sleeping Oars U without rival. ITH ROAD-BKD Is perfection • stone-ballasted steel. . •The North- Weet*rn la the favorite rout* for the Commercial Travel, the Tourist and thn seekers after new homes in the GoMen Nortnwest. Detailed Information cheerfully furnished by Agent, J. M. WHITMAN, H. C. WICKJEJB. Vlce-Pres. fi Gen. M&ngr. Traffic Manager. I P. WIUOS, Ml FuMifir Ajnt CONSTIPATION I S called the "Father of Diseases," because there Is no medium through which disease so often attacks the system aa by the absorption of polBonouH gases-ln the retention of decayed and effete matter In the stomach and bowels. It Is caused by a Torpid I Iver, not enough bile being excreted from the blood to iiroduce Nature's owa cathartic, and Is generally accompanied wltli such results as of Appetite* • Sick Headache, Bad Breath, etc. TThe treatment of Constipation does not con- slstmerely In unloading the bowels. The roedl- cln« must not only act us a purgative, but be a tonin as well, and not produce after its use greater cottivenrss. To secure a regular h»b!t of bod» without changing the diet or disorganizing the system , . "My attention, after suffering with Constipation for two or three yearn, waa called lo Siro- mous Liver Regulator, and, having tried almost everything else, concluded to try It. I flrst too* a wiuegliusful Mnd afterwards ivdu ^ed tb« doaa to a teuspoonful, as per ulrectlous, after each meal. 1 lound that It had done me ao much good that I continued It until I took two bottles. Bluce then 1 have not eiperlcneed any dUJleuHy, t keep it m my house and w >uUt not be without it, but have uo use for It, it having cured me."--GfO. W. BiMa, Ais't. Clark Superior Court, Bibb Co. Georgia. Tabe only the Genuine* Which has on the Wrapper the red 2aV^ mark and signature- of \ J. H. EEILXN * (DO. LADIES! Do ITaar Own Dyeing, at Boa*, wts* PEERLESS DYES They will dye eTerytWng., They w» »oM U woeM. Pries l««. a packa-sc— to ootois. l bare uo equal tor »trsatiia7Brij?hiK lu Packages at for y&SnwM ArCa

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