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LESS THAN ONE CENT A DAY NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PAGES Of lh« ehnimit rarll of tin bfil Anvfri.-»n »<illion. Amrmrtb« Cim r l->« Norsli »tii<-h hur? .(r-a.lj «rt-«rrt tro " PrTief»n'i H^TOII," " MlM r»<-rflr*»." •• ^ntlr-." •• A Self-Mr^ M»n," "K-nroni Wif«." " n-wjlas Doin," "Tin D-t'n«r." "Tin Whixlinr BUST," "At Anchor" "A I-apd if Ix)re." "Th- 1M Maimuln Minn" "Apr'« >^*A "•* Brl " Tnem." " T)» T«rr»- CnlU Bart,' 1 '• From tb« R»nV«." "Cl,^» Hud CrninHr- Cli*-lc." «te . *t«. Th« HBtn-ripUoo r r ' (1 * of thl> "K» a * nf Ihe Mrmthii««" l» til %.1iV » Jfir. p«mplt-«T>7 ««at •nrfleelptof 10 r*nu In BtJimr". Addr*«" MAC.AZINE. rm VOLUMK STERLING ILLINOIS. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 l8£-8 NUMBER 2 MOSES 'DILLON Has just received a car of SPLINT COAL E^Jv-st the thing to cum in YOUR GRATES This kind of weather. THY JT. CEICA50, warn A FLEA -FOK OPEN DOORS. OOIVO KART. I 'nOIHo'WIWT. s— Pa85en«er (i:15 a,m hfi— 1'a.iscnser 2:i'> p.m. 7«— Freight ----- 1:*5 p.m.Ui— FrciKtit ...... 8;«!>p.m. AHRIVK rnOM EAST. IABRIVR FROM WEST 7»—Pas*enger...8:lUp.m. M—Passenger 10:30a.m 77-Frelghf...... 9:10 a.m. 41-Fmlglit.—1:30 p.m. Faasenger No. 3S connects with train* east and west on Clinton Branch; with C. K. I & 1'. R. B at Kock Island oust and west; with Gale.imirK passenger at Rio; with main line lor points west Council Bluffs, Omaha and beyond, ami Rt Busli- nell for Kansas Olty and points beyond. . G. & N. W. TIMfe TABLE. TELLER TALKS TO THE SENATORS AGAINST SECRET SESSIONS. oorwo *ABT. Atlantic Ex—.2 ^J a. m. Limited Pass_.«ia a.m. Clinton PgM....e-.27 a. m. DenverPass...lO:29 a. m. Marshalltown Passenger ...IrlO p. m. OOINO wMT. Pacinc Eic ...... 2:25 a. tn. Mftrsholltown L Denver Posa...4;04 p. m. Clinton Pass. .8:17 p.m. Limited l'asslO:58p.m. CABBY FABBBNOKBS OOIKO KABT. _ OOINO WKHT. No. 18 ~ 8-1T p. m. No. 8fi 7:37 B. m N». <(!..._~ 6:40 a. m. No. 17 .....1028 a. m IMPROVED FARMS -IN- L,ee Count.y, Ills •> IOWA & KANSAS FOB 3ALK OR TRA.DK. TOWN PROPERTY For sale, or trade for stock. TWO «OOU IIOTHKH In Rock Falls, for sale. Call and see what the bargains are> EDWARD C. UNDERWOOD, HEADQUARTERS FOR =B- The Finest CONFECriONERY Hde and the Choicest FRUITS Grown, constantly on band at JNO. P. LAWRTE'S. Notice to Land nA tew choice tracts of land now In the hands of K. B. Hubbard, located In Iowa and Southern Minnesota, with TITLES .WHBRMSrreo .PERFECT, While many of the lands now owned by sneru lators are under ft cloud of title. These lands are Bold with PERFECT ABSTRACTS. HniOES FROM SIX TO TEN DOLLARS PER AOUE. I have also a FARM WEST of EMPIRE For sale cheap, on which a good property in Sterling or Rock Kails will be taken as part payment Now Is the time to get good banana. MAPI* AND DKSCRirTIOX* Can be bad at my ofllce, and cheap tickets to show western lands. Delay* are I>angcrons on These Bar- Tho Cnmmnrcn Itngulntorn Give Ilonton B Binrit Uro^Biid n*clil«'a Civil Right* Cai*« — Intrrnat IlrronuH Itrpital Urpaka Oul Aciilii In the HIHIM— A R»ng;nlne •Pr(»i-o Mini—Cnpltttl ltrli-(«. \VABHiNriTn.i CITY, Feb. 17.—The senator* got i ITiheir subject Thursday while debating the reHoluiion to require tlm secretary of war to give senators llsnof thos) towhomcopiei of the !U>corJ of the Itabvllion are to be Riven, a'nl the talk drifted to secret sessions. On this xubjeot Toller declared that he con- siJered secret sessions of the -senate entirely un-repub Icnn, except, perhaos, when there was a treaty |>entlin^ which ought to be considered hi the secrecy of executive session- but there'w«n no more reason why the question of confirming executive appointments should be considered behind cloned doou than there was why the senate should legislate behind closed doors—as it had once done. When n«k«l by Plumb and Hiwley whether cabinet meetings and supremo court deliberations should be kept secret, Teller replied that wlmt ho Insisted upon was that when the secretory of a department niftile an adjudication of a question, that adjudication should be made public. Ho did not claim that when the president called his cabinet about him their discussions should be public, but he did say that when the cabinet came to a determination, that determination was the property of the whole people. The president had no right to conceal If, and earl) member of the cabinet ouj;ht to be compelled to take tho responsibility of tha ad- Vice given to the presidents And H>, if there won any subject which the senate desired to consider in private, and which ouj;ht to be considered in private, the doors, on the application of two senators, might l)o closed; but as soon as the matter was determined every senator's vote should be made known. The question of the senator from Connecticut was a trile one, nnd not new or original. It had been asked by people who did not consider the difference be- tweon tho process of arriving at a conclusion anil the conclusion itself. Thesuprotne court filed Its decisions when they wore made, and the position of each member of the court upon It was known. But yet no one knew how members of tho senate voted-on questions of infinitely more importance than tho questions presented to the supreme court If he uould Inform his constituents how ha had voted on this or that nomination, It would be satisfactory to them, and ha should be ashamed of himself if he ever cant H vote in the senate, secrot or open, that he would not bo willinz to have published. As to considering treaties in secret, Teller said a treaty coniL'a here of importance to the people, a treaty in which the whole people of the United States are Interested, and yet we sit here with closed, doors and refuse to assume tho responsibility of our votes for rej -cUon or ratification. SAT DOWN ON THE "HUB." - ; F. B. HUBBARD. Laud office opposite Mannerchor Hall, marling. Ill* FLOATING SOAP THE CHIEF :"or-tho Bath, Toilet and Laundry. Snow Whlto and Absolutely Puro. If TOUT dealer <loe« not keep Whlto Cloud Boap. tend 10 oeut» for Hmple cute to the makers, JAS. S. KIRK & CO., CHICAGO. WEIGHT & WILLIAMS, FITTERS. RepalrlnK fromptly Attended to. Dealers In l^ead and Wrought Iron Pipe, Wood iind Iron 1'uinus, of ftll Kind, Hose, 1'acking, JSteam and Water linages, Vclves, Fittings, " Kuwer five, &e. Katlnmtes made on flumulng, Steam &(iiui Jobs. Mr. B. F, WILLIAMS. Formerly with Win McCune •& Co.. attends to wood and Iron pump setting and repairing. Mr. E, M. WRIGHT, Formerly with the Sterling Water Co., gives his personal attention to all plumbing, stetun and gas contracts. , OUR LAMP PAILACK Is complete with the latest designs In Hanging. Staud and Bracket IAIIIPS, Burui-nt, (JUlinneys, Aie. Prices to suit the times. Cull unit sun our ,Uttlo Giant Lamp uud Kureka Safety ViUvs. All work warranted. Your orders solicited. • Tel«ptione*l. «uit Moune Bloek. a city, isudv THKEJi WAGONS All good* promptly delivered to any piul La city. Hpeclalty of removlughoudcnold uioaT ImnlOT) BlCw'-OASlM AttVEBroERsr;:,"^;; rht»n »f C/' *»»iO, •*'" ftf'C " t>" *i>fc LORD & THOMAS, lloitnn Not. Knlltlad tn an Low IlalHmy RiiliM nil Now York—The Reanons. WABIIINOTOK CITY, Fob. IT.—The Inter- state'commerce commission Thursday announced an opinion in tbe cose of the complaint by tbo Hostou chamber "f commerce against the I-nke Shore & Michigan Houth- ern rUilroail .cnmpany, the New yorlt Central & Huttmm Kivor linilroud compuiiy and the B '8ton & Albany Railroad company, forming n through line and making through rates from Chicago and other western points to Biwton, for charging higher rates on merchandise from the west intended for local consumption at Botiton than are charged on similar shipments over thn lines of .the Lake Shore &-Miolii(ran Southern and the New Yorlt'Centrul & Uu.lsou Uiver roads, to New York city, and higher than the export rate! through Boston to foreign countries and to points ou the coast of Maine east of Fort- land, which ore equal with the New York rates, and also higher than the west-bound rates from Boston, which are also tha. same as New York rates. .The export rated to Boston, the commission says, are not equal with Kuw York because the conditions of transportation are alike, but in deference to tbo lawa of trade and tbe Interests of commerce, with the view to put Boston on an equality with tbo various seaboard cities, NJW York, Philadelphia, Baltl- more, Portland, nnd Montreal in respect to tbe foreign trade, upon which tbe railroad rates from the Interior are regarded as part of the general through rate to foreign markets. Tho differences between tli<J Boston local rates have existed for many years, and have been maintained on the ground that tha difference In the conditions of transportation Justify a higher charge to Boston proportioned to tho value of the service. The cost of service to Boston Is nn account of the break- lug-up and re-urrunglng of tniins lit Albany; tbe heavier grades of tbe Boston & Albany road, requiring smaller trains, more engines, train hands, and fuel; and the somewhat • longer detention of cars lu Now England for unloading and reloading to go west The very much greater volume of business from the west to Now York, warranting lower rates on account of the larger aggregate earnings- of the rcwds; the competition of various other-lines of railroads at New York, all carrying at the same rates; the great volume of traffic over the lakes, Erie canal and Hudson river to New York, carried at materially lower rates than by the rail lines, and the extraordinary geographical and commercial adv mtages of New York, arising from Its unrivalled harbor, its superior train service, and the competition of rival carriers to.tbat port, are elements that enter Into and determine the rates to that city, and therefore it is both natural and reasonable that upon just principles of transportation Boston is not of right entitled to equal rotes with New York. Tbe commission therefore decides that tbo difference bjtween tho Boston local rates and the Now York rates has not been shown to be unjust or unreasonable, and dismisses tbe complaint. Iu ihe cuss of W. H. Heard, colored, who was forc-'il to ride In an Inferior car on tbe Georgia railway although holding a first- class ticket, tho commission dacideJ a^alust the road. Ii Uig iwccmary, it li decided, to separate whites and black-i, the accommodations must'be equal for all paying the same, fure. SKIFMIS.HING ON THE TARIFF. Auuthur llrliih In the lluu»« Ovur the Irr«- )>m»ihle Sut\)nct. W ASHING ros CITY, Feb. 17.—The iri-e- proutiulu tariff queuioa cuiud to the front aguln Thurs.lay while lb« l;ouie wai in committee of tha nliolo on the deficiency bill, probably pi'ovoiiuiig final action on that measure for another day. Kcrr of Iowa was tbe man who started th» debtte off on tha tariff tr»c*, by »»y!ng, with rff«r*nc» to tb« internal ra«ou« »7»UJin, (b*t to* lAnn- cr«Do party la Uiatoori had p«»4 rmuju- Utn» f»Yoitu>e tba rafMdl ul U)*i «y»t*ra. H&tafa said U had wX, mtd lengod proof of the correctness of Kerr'a statement Honderson of Iowa wanted to know why a tax had been put on tobacco, and Hatch eaid it had been done for tbe best of reasons—became tho government needed it Henderson, again Inquisitive, asked how the government happened to need the money, and Milliken of Main* Inquired if the gentleman from Missouri didn't help moks the necessity. To this last Inquiry Hatch replied that tbe gentleaan from Misioucl never shirked till share of that responsibility. • ~ Rnndnll thought that no matter^5h«t'bad been ii"no in tbo past, all should join hands and strike from the statute book the iniquitous tobacco section. Applause followed this remark. Hatch said be would join in that when the debts of the government ware paid 'and tho Inl on clothing and fuel of poor people hrul bi-en reduced. ' . Randall suggested that the war debt was In no danger of not being paid. Hatch finally ilecldVed that be was opposed to the repeal of Hie internal taxos until the taxes on the necessaries of life are first reduced. "Now," shouted several Republican mem- bent, "let us hear from Virginia." Burnes remarked upon the manner in which the bouse bubbled over when tobacco was mentioned, and expressed the fear that when the other element which wns covered by the Internal revenue law was mentioned a regular Pandora'g box would be opened. He then turned the dUcumlon back to tbe deficiency bill. PASSING PRIVATE PENSION BILL3. The 8«imte Dispose* nf 108 of Them— Thn House Grown Industrious. WASHINGTON CITT. Fob. 17.—Bills were reported to tbe senate Thursday authnr|zing brldgox across the Missouri river itt Sioux City and the Mu^kingutn river In Ohio; also to regulate the importation of foreign iner- chandifl*. A bill was introduced toautborice O. A. R, member" to wear badgtsn. Tbe resolution for an Inquiry Into tbe alleged inefficiency of tbe mail service was agreed to. Teller ad- Tocated tbe public consideration of notnina tions to o(lice by the senate, and spoke generally agalnsttho secret session except in particular cases, as debates on treaties. Private pension bills were then taken up and 108 passed, after which an executive session wax boll, and at Its cloHi tho senate adjonrnod until Monday. An a<i verso report was made to the house on tbe bill to change the meeting day of congress to tbe first Monday in OoUiber. The senate amendments to the bill providing for eleven division superintendents of the railway mail service wera concurred In, and the house wont Into committee of the whole on tbe deficiency hill. The debate, as usual, was switched off, and Kerr of Iowa, Randall and others advocated repeal of tho Internal revenue laws. Without tlnal action the house took recesV until. B p. m., and upon assembling lu evening session debated tbe Pacific railway telegraph bill until adjournment. Anybody Want Bilk-Worm E CB «T WAHHINCITON CITY, Feb. 17.—Tbo commissioner of agriculture has just received from Europe a consignment of choice silkworm eg(?s, which he will distribute gratuitously to all persons who desire to raise silk- worms^ttiid who are so situated that they can do "no satisfactorily. He will also be able to furnish books of instruction in silk culture Iwforo the serlcullural season cotn- monct'fl. For two seasons ho has" been pur- cuaiing cocoons from American silk growers ut an average price of U5 cents per pound, and wishes a still further supply with \vlilch to continue the experiments now being made at Washington in the reeling of silk from tbo cocoon. All who seek a market for tbclr cocoons, or who wish silk-worm eggs or books of instruction, or Inlormation of any sort In relation to the industry, can obtain the some free of charge upon application to Commissioner Colmso. STRICTLY NON-PARTISAN. SEVERAL PRESIDENTIAL BOOMLET8 AT THE FESTIVE BOARD. Depnw and Hill Hobnob noil Paul Com* pllmnnt« with Humor In Thrm — O«n. SlK-rliltin'd Blrtbplnce K*turn« Coming In Hlowly, bat Rnther PerplflXlng; Bo Fat—Indiana Itrpablloan Politic*. NEW YORK, Feb. 17,—The Now York Press club gave a dinner at Dolmonlco'B Thursday night in honor of their president, Col. John A. Corknll, of The World. It was a brilliant and succe^ful nfTair. Vice President Aililor W. Colo presided. At his right sat Governor Hill, Chaunci-y 1L Depew, Hnnry Hilton, Alexander K. McClure, and Frank Hatton. On his left were CoL Cockrill, Col. Charles H. Taylor, of The Boston Globe, Daniel Dougherly, R. P. Flower, and ex-Mayor Grace. Among ihe 3'-0 gufBls at the tables were Gen. Sherman, Gen. Horatio C. King, Rufus Hatch, W. J. Arkell, B. Gillam, Thomas A. EJI»on, Marshal P. Wilder, F. B. Thurber, Robert B. Roosevelt, Judge Vanhoosen, Congressman ^A. J. Cnm- mings, Truman A. Merriman, and Howard Carroil, and other*. Letters of regret were read from President Cleveland and cabinet and other distinguished absentees. Mr. Uepew, who was the first speaker, referred pleasantly to the commingling of Ke- publlcann and Democrats at the feast Referring to tho presidential booms represented In the company, h» said: "It would only be B body like the Now York Press club who could Bjacmblo so many presidential candidates; look you, Governor Hill and Roswell Pettibono Flower on my right, and Gen. Sherman and myself on the Ropublir.au side. Tills, I believe, Is tho only time on record that I have been interviewed by all of you at once. But now I have the advantage of you —I can talk without question or hindrance. But there is this piocu of advlca that I would like to give to my fellow aspirants for. tbo pro-idency concerning the interviewer— be frank, governor, and tell them all you knowl" Ho incidentally remarked that there is a prejudice in this, country agalnat editors and railway presidents as candidates for the presidency. The only editor who had sought the presidency died broken-hearted. Governor Hill responded to the totist, "Tho State of New York.",He pleasantly said that tbo great editor's advice, "Go wost," was appropriate wbon the west wasyot unsettled; not now that the west was getting crowded. Now York was the place for young mon to got along. All roads, including the political, now lead to New York. Blaino's totter of retirement, bo »nid. had left a great fluid for Depew. The Republican party might go further nnd faro worse. Depew had referred to the governor's famous clock by say ing that a tnnn who was denied the music of home life needed a musical clock. Tho governor good-naturedly alluded to tho matter by saying that his clock made bettor time this cold woathor than Dopaw's railroad did. He also wanted to nay to the opposition press that the $800 piano thoy talked about was made in this country, and was procured out of appreciation for our home Industrie! [Laughter and trying to run a presidential campaign on so unimportant a que-itiou aa the tariff. Th« present internal revenue system is declared infamous, and a great crime, and its repeal ta demandixl; the general government is severely censured for permitting Federal U- censm to- bo iwiued in states and localities where prohibition ciinta; all persons are declared to be free and equal without regard tc sax, color, or rate, ind municipal suffrage if demanded at once. The Republican party Is charged with political perjury ami bawiliub- terfuge in past actions, and tho Democratic party ls blamed for openly declaring against sumptuary laws. Both are regarded at wholly evil and untrustworthy. Licenses, high or low, are unsparingly condemned, and the further declaration marto that any one voting with a party which favors license is guilty of all the crimes which rome out ol the liquor trafilo. It TCa* Krws to Cankllns;^. NEW YORK, Feb. 17.—Roscoe Conkllng was veiled ty a reporter and asked about tho letter printed in these dispatches purporting to have been written by Mr. Coukling to B. F. Jones, chairman of the Republican national committee. "ThU is tho first 1 have heurd of any such letter," returned Mr. Conkling, "anu it is news to me. Further than this I do not care to say anything about the question." " ; k - — PILLS — are jjleasantjSsfi Sand sure Cure for disordered or stomac.^, ' • I J • ' -i .. .s&*"~ peps ia ; constipation, •Frlnco Only LacUi Four Votes. WASHINGTON CITY, Fob, 17. — Hon. John P. Iriih, edi or of The Alta Californlon, is in the city as the representative of the Democratic state club of California, to work for the selection of Ban Francisco as the place for holding the next Democratic national convention. Col. Irish, in answer to an Inquiry as to what the prospects were for the selection of the city of the Golden Gate, said; "Splendid; just .jple.idld. I have received favorable replies from twenty members of tha national committee, and we only need tweuty-four votes to get the convention." . The Embarrassment of Blehes. KVAHniNOTON Crrr, Feb. 17.— It is said that Mrs. Hicks-Lord, whose display of diamonds has created so great a sensation here this sea- ion, Is attended on all occasions by a detective, whose charge It Is to .prevent the abstraction of any of the precious stones from her costumes. . This is regarded, says The Baltimore Bon, ai a wise precaution, for the reason that an enterprising thief couH,-.wore she not so well guarded, easily pick oft thousands of dollars worth of tho .diamonds from her person. ' _ Not Overwhelmed by the Honor. WJIBHINOTON CITT, Feb. 17.— Mr. Charles B. Cary, of New York, who the president has nominated solicitor of the treasury, laid to a representative of the United Press that it required a good deal of patriotism to leave a lucrative law practlcu to come to Washington as solicitor of the treasury, but be presumed it was as Secretary Vilas bad jokingly Informed him, that paCrlotlsra had to be considered as Income In the capital city, and he was therefore reconciled to his fate. • _ _ Nominations Confirmed. ' WASUINOTOK CITT, Feb. 17.— The senate has confirmed the following nominations; Registers of Public Lands— H. O. Billings, Halley, Idaho; F. F. Patterson, L?wistou, Idaho; Paul Shillock, of Minnesota, assistant surgeon in army. The Foore Autograph Sale. BOSTON, Feb. 17. T- The sale of Ben:' Perley Pooru's collection of autographs was continued Thursd sy. Borne of the prices real : IE id were: William Penn, (20; Nathaniel Hawthorne, $12; Thomas Jufforaon, $7;- Rob->rt Fulton. 17; John Eiijl- oolt, »!»; W. H. Seward, 25 cents; Hannibal H«mlin. 5 contn; "Stonewall" Jack son, *1'5; R. K Lee, »U5; Henry Will (koep- erof Audersonville prison), »34; Disraeli, $11; Cbarlea Dickons, f 1 0.50. A Pointer to Snail'* Mard«ror. CBIOAOO, SVb, 17.— Active search for John Ciarb, allns Cartright, the supposed murderer • of Millionaire Snell; was continued Thursday. Tbo police succeeded In finding a noman who was bis mUtresn, and it U stated that she (urn shed some valuable pointers which may r( silt in tho speedy capture of tho murderer. Thirty thousand circulars offering a reward of »3,000 for Cartwright'l apprehtmiion were sout broadcast over tba country. . __ __ _ Two Truta M»c Killed. tU.KH.TOH, Out.. KaU 17.— A nod freight train collided ou the Grand Trunk nwir h*[« Thursday. Robert Arobl- l»ld, fireman, aiul Ttuxnu IVlen, baggagv- ujaii of. the tupnw, SJO'.D of Unniilton. wer* killed, Bralianuui Batiwt P«««ock aod Ku- giiMW iUitwt HaUhtuHa »*-» wriomiy ia- }w*4. HOM at UM yuutojffrt w«t* hart , Danl-l Dougherty, who said some severe things about newspapers" recently, responded to the toast, "The Press," ftncl by his pleasant remarks atoned for all. Gen. Sherman responded for "The Army," and was greatly applauded. Marshall P. Wilder amused the'guests with so-ne character sketches, and R. P. Flower, A. K. McClure, Amos Cumroings, W. L. Brown, nnd Frank Hatton also spoke. One of the wittiest and most applauded responses of tho evening was that of Col. Taylor for "The Now lOnglanct Press." GETTING VERY INTERESTING. The Question Where Phtl Sheridan Was Burn— Contrndlntory Testimony. WASHINGTON CITY, Feb. 17.—The Star says that a reporter called at the war department Thursday and asked whore Gen. Sheridan was boru. Tbo general, through one of bis aide', mitt word that he was born In Albany, N. Y., Marcli 0, 1831, six months after bis parents' arrival In this country and bis parents removed to Somerset, 0., when be was a year and a half old. The general himself was seen latir and declared the question has been asked him so often that his life was a burden to him. He would not answer as to where be was born, but said the report from the department was likely to be correct "Who is this man McCabe, of Milwaukee I" was asked. "I am sure ilou't know," sild the general "I never saw him. Ho is no relative of mine that I know of, certainly. 1 never was al his bouse. " In tbe records of one of. the bureaus of the war department Gen. Sheridan's birthplace Is given as Ohio, and tbo date March 6, 1831.. In the West Point record of 1649 his birthplace is given in Ohio, the date of entry to the academy July 1, 1848, and tbe age at the time of admission 18 years and one month. This record was from tbe statement of the cadet made nt thn time of entering the academy. If he was IB years and one month old when be entered the academy, he must have been born In June, 1830, which would make bis birth antedate the arrival of his parents in this country three or four month. SOMERSET, O.^ Feb. 17.—Mrs. Sheridan was vis t^i at her home Thursday to learn what she had to'say In regard to where her son, PMlllp H. Sheridan, was born. She said: "Mr. Bhoridan, my husband, and I were bora iu County Cavan, Parish Killn- b£0o, and near tbe town of Virginia. We landed In this country in 1828. After residing In Albany, N. Y., we cama h.-ro to Somerset iu 1829. On March 6, 18:11, Phil wai born in tho little frame house still stand- Ing on West South street, near Columbni street" Indiana Republican Stata Committee. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 17—The members of the Republican state central committee met in this city Thursday night and effected an organisation by electing the following offlcors: Chairman. Hon. J. N. Huston; vica chairman, .D. M. Ranslell; treasurer, William Wallace. A secretary will be elected later. April !» was set for tbe district conventions, and April 26 for the state, convention to select delegatee-at-large to th« national convention. At tbe Republican editors meeting, Richard Smith, of The Cincinnati Commercial "Gazette, made an address, In which he said the tariff was tbe main question, and thai Mr. Cleveland had made the l»6U'>, Othei papers were read, and speeches were made by Lieutenant Governor Robertson, ex-Governor Porter, ex-Senator Harrison, and others, and the sentiment decldaJly was that while the tariff was a highly Important issue, ttye promlneni quoitloa in Indiana was an equal ballot and equal representation uadei equal lawa Nobr**k» FrohlblUouUts, Lwcom,.N«!b., Fob. 17.—Tin Prohibitionists of toil sta'.a liav* just adj ninwvi an en- ttiusiaiiic convention. A p HI form wsu which doolariM tU« rum question U« (KM httoro this counli J, ninl iharpij cGottaoia* tit* peUttatau at uitwr IIOTIUM fo» S«-rrtioiir'fl Election In Doubt. MARQUICTTE, Mich.,'Feb. 1?.—Tbo election in the Klovonth congressional diitrict is in doubt, with the chances in favor of Soy- rnour. Republican. Ho is 140 ahead, with several scattering precincts and Beaver Island to boar from. It may take tha official count to ducldn. Breon, Ibe Democratic candidate, says he will contest I lit' election, on tbe ground ol alleged fraud and intim dation by tho mining nnd lumber companies. He says the men al the Champion mine woro terrorized. The K. of L. will supply the funds for tbe contest. • The Antl-Povertr Candidate. NEW YORK, Fob. 17.—Dr. McGlynn wa« asked Thursday night if be was going to run for president He said that, so far as be knew, that bad not been seriously considered In the par'?! aild tnl4t uo httcl povcr thought of it There was some talk, he said, of making Congressman Henry Bmlth, of Milwukee, the party's candidate. GRAND ARMY ENCAMPMENTS. Soxton Tnkn tho Prize In Illinois, Wels. Kert In \TlHOunnlii. SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Feb. 17.—The election of officers for the G. A. R. of the state took placo Thuralay and resulted as follows: Department commander, Col. J. A. Sexton, ol Chicago. Tho ballot was—Sexton, SIO; Distin, 210; Cadwiillader, lili. Senior vi« commander, R. R. Lytle, Djcatur; junior •vice commander, F. VV. Plckett, Harrtiburg; medical director, W. D. Craig, luka; chaplain, W. C. Magner, Morris.' Commander-in-Cbief Ran was present and made nn address. "He wus enthusiastically received. A contribution of 10 cents per capita was resolved for a monument to Dr. Btephonson, the founder of the order, at Petersburg. Resolutions wore adopted asking that tho military post at Highwood, Ills., bo named Fort Logan, and asking th« state to bury InUlgent soldiers. The service pension bill was laid on tha table, Commander Roa advising against it Friendly groat- Ing* were sent to .Mrs. Gon. Grant and Mrs. Gen. Logan.- it was decided to hold the noxt encampment in this city. MILWADKKE, Wls., Feb. 17.—The G. A. R. eiicumpmout ThurJny elected A G. Wain- sort, of this city, department commander; R L. Wing, of Kewauneo, senior vice, and W. A. Brown, of Racino, junior vice. Resolutions were adopted against the destruction of any part of tha rebellion records. ENGLAND AND VENEZUELA. . «rc. A/eatl/ but wjp The Action That Mar Cull for Some Romarkl . by Uncle Hum. NEW YORK, Feb. 17.—An armed force ol English cavalry has entered the territory ol Venezuela and taken possession, In the nami of the queen, of the Ynrnari territory, on tbe ground that the Vem zuolan republic contemplated building a railroad to the Yur- nari suction, which road would Infringe upon admitted territorial rights of tbe Englist government This-Wtlon has not been wholly unexpected by the Venezuelans, but they boped that tbe large American interest! which center lu Venezuela would deter England from exercising any such high-handed policy as they have adopted. Sucb was not the case, however, and It il Gen. Bilva's (tbe United States consul) Intention to call the attention of the United Statei to the matter and obtain for tbe Venezuelans all tbe assistance, moral and.governmental, that can be utilized. - "It U E igland'a desire," Gen. Bitva said, "to make a second India of South America, and unless her lawless incursions are nipped In tha bud, she will do so." It is expected that efforts will be made tc have Secretary Bayard investigate the matter, with a^ view.to protection of American interests, If such protection is necessary. . Rough on the llorder Banks. BiWLisoTOH, Vt, Fob. 17.—United States Internal Revenue Collector Page, whose district Includes Vermont, has issued a notice U the banking houses along tbe Canadian border that they must puy a tax of 10 per cent on all Canada bills paid out by them, and that they are also liable for the same tax on all Canadian money shown on their books foi the past thirteen years and $2.XJ flue for each failure to make a semi-annual report oi Canadian money handled during that period. If this interpretation of the etntutes is at- r " ed at Washington It will drive all Camv .money out of the country. A discount of -5 per cent has already been established here. . The Gould-Sage Case. NEW Yonic, Fel>. 17.—The arguments ol counsel in the Gould-Sage matter bafore tht grand jury have been published in pamphlel form. The counsel for bondholders ' present the case as one of simple embezzlement Counsel for Gould and Sage reply by uhow- ing the apparent legality and the publicity of their operations. The district attorney seems Inclined to admit that tbe statute ol limitation applies; but la non-committal. B.iurko Cochrana is one of the counsel foi Gould aud Sage. Piling It on the Corporations. ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 17.—A bill was in- trodui-e<l in tbe home of delegates Thursday by McGarry, of Baltimore city, imposing an, additional Ic'naotax annually upon tale- graph companies doing business In this state, equal to 3 per cent of their gross receipts. Tue pristnl license tax Is $300 a year. Thi bill also | rovidw for inc-reasiug tbs licoust Ux of expivra alul packag* companies from 1300 to »40U a yesr. B. I tor Maw JeTMjr, U Tra«. TBKSTON, N. J, Fub.^ 17.— U instated that an urror btu Ux-u di/covurvd la the stafel constitution adapted lu !!t?5, whereby all UM act* of courts of common plus ilae» that daU ar* uul 1 and vukl, as tboxe ouurM w«n Ictendml to b* aboUstvtd by UM oomtilation. Tb« di*cov«ry c*tis«* much agitation *ttd BOB; k»,'» scrfcMi* aon«n{nmi rwi INQUIRING STATESMEN. THEY OBTAIN MORE :NFORMATION, REGARDING THE READING. Superintendent Wlilta thn Subject Operated Upon—What He Know* About th* Vexed Qne»tlon—Blgnlflcnnt Figures Relating to Labor tn Mttaflachnfletts—An Army of Unemployed Li«b >ri>m, PHILADELPHIA. PH., Fob. 17.—8. B. Whit- Ing, general superintendent of the Reading , , , Coal and Iron company, was the witness Of (JGrtGr'al examined Thursday by tbe house committee ' '•*" ' invi stealing the strike. Ha said in answer to Parker's questions that tbe anthracite territory embroctd 140 «quare miles approximately, and that the total output of the whole territory was S'J^fit^lO long tons'in 1SV7. Coming down to the miners' strike hi said the agreement published by Corbln between the company and the minors was composed principally by him«elf (Whiting) and approved by tbe higher officers. Previous ta Jan. I, I*s3, the miners had wanted an extension of the time under which the 8 per cent increase was paid, bat when tbe agreement was made be told them tbe officer! could not go beyond the period of the receir- ere' control, which ended Jan. 1, 1R88. Th« object of the agreement was to put tbe miners on Jan. I, IMS, just where they were before it was signed. He explained tbe basis so often referred to. It meant ibat coal selling at $3.50 per ton at the mines certain wages were-to be paid. When the price of coal Increased tbe wages Increased 1 cent for every 8 cents of increased price. This was FO much belter than the Le- hlgb basis that a man earning 12 per day la tbe Reading mines would earn bnt $1.88 in tbe LehiKh mines. Generally Whiting corroborated the statements heretofore made By President Corbln as to the September agreement—that if the Lebigb troubles wore not settled by Jan. :, 1888, the men were to go on working at tbe wages paid previous to tbe agreement He said, however, that ths men believed the Lehign^strike would be over before Jan. 1, and when they found It was not it T re-ented an unexpected complication to tbuin. The "Knights of Labor was tbe organization principally responsible for the strike. That order hod ordered the men to quit work, and bad prevented them from rrsunv ing by methods usual in such cases. Out of a total of ai.OOO men employed in the Reading colllerl.s all but about 2,00(1 went out between Dec. 10 and 20. About C.OOO of the entire number of employes were boys, earning AJ cents to 00 cents a day. Ths men earned from $3 to $3 a day. He could not say what tbe average dally wages of the miners wore. Tbe pay roll was over |800,000 a month, bnt many of tbe men did not work every duy. Anderson has a theory, gathered from tbe testimony of the strikers examined In Washington apparently, that the, strike was engineered by tbe railway officials, and just here he put a series of questions calculated to bring out tho facts in support of the theory. He asked: "Are men Induced sometimes to become Idle to check tbe output of coair Whiting said thare bad been -arrange inenta between the prrodulng collieries to atop the mines when the supply of coal exceeded tbe demand; and that such a plan was in operation lu ISC, at which time the percentage .of output for the Riadlng collieries was died at 20 per cent <-f the whole. Parker continued bis questions to show that tbe company bad saved a large sum in wages by the strike, and Whiting said tbe sum amounted to $30u,000 per month, but notwithstanding tbe increase in tbe price of coal, which he judged had been about 50 cents per ton, be. said tbe company, to ths beat of bis knowledge and belief, bad been a loser by the strike. "We understand," said Parker, "that doctors' bills, rents, grocery store accounts, stipends to the priests, etc., are deducted or collected from the wages of tbe men by the company. Is that sot" "No, sir. This company makes no sucb collections, except the rent of houses II own*." Tbo only things the company sold were pofrder and fuios to tbe contractors, lot use In opening up gang-ways In the mines. It Is so'd on a fixed schedule according to contract • Whiting further said that ths miners received (2 a day and other classes in proportion at tbe fixed rate in force prior to Sept 17. Whiting was not opposed to labor organi- sations. The company had done nothing to induce, the strike. Tho men would be will- Ing to work for less wage* If they bad work to do. When naked bow it was that all the other com pan Us could pay the xdvance, and , hsacfaefte are sol , cenk Tor fu rolorea|3icture,nj« , .. <Wi(nh/inrasCo.«? Wafl Si NX ask jxmr ntafler for the Orf irl latfut . _. r nar 93 }ShM, Beware of Imitations. 1^ / brnrinc tfetl Bt«i»» JAMES MEANS' S3 SHOE. It ado In nutton.ConKTHH ftlKCA. Bat CnV Mrfn. DnexnollKl In as will bruigyou Inform * turn bow to «^t this abu« ' nYStateor Territory. f. Mesas* So., 41 Unoo>n SL, Boston, Xau. BUTTON This shoe stands Mrt<r In the cftlmatTon oi Weartn than any otht-r In the world. ThauKim-ln -iho w~>r it will toll Jou tbo (vason IT )-oo uk Uioio. —and— J. R. BELL & SON Will Mil them to yon U you will give ffimn • chanc*, as well ug FINE CLOTHING. A. new and desirable stock of which they bvtvoh hand. Dent Uiluk of going anywhere •!*«, aa no one else In the city keep* The James Means Shoe Or as fine and ^ ) EUSGAWT CT.OTHING ' • A* tbey do THE CHIC AGO RAILWAY. Penetrates the Centre* of FentUa* [Uo» 1»1 ILLINOIS, IOWA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, ,JUMWA, DAKOTA, NEBRASKA AND WYOMING, (t* TRAIN SKBVICK U arranged to meet requirements of local travel, as well as to f urnlsb tha most attractive Bootes or through travel between important TRADE CENTRES-: ^r» BOITIPMBMT »f Day and Farlor Cars, ulnlng and filace Sleeping Oka II without rival. ITU HOAD-BKD la perfection • stone-ballasted st*el.. The Horth-We*term In the tavvrlto route for tbe Commercial Travel, the Tourist Hid tbe seekers after new homes lu tbe QoUtoo Northwest. - ' Detailed Information cheerfully furnished by • AV. A. FOWLER, Axent, HTKBLIXtt. J. H. WHITWAW, H. C. WICJUKK, VIoe-Pres. & Gen. M&ngr. Traffic Manager. . L P. W1UOS, «••'! hwipr Agtit the Beading company refund, Mr. Whiting •aid that they could pay it only while tht Reading; mines wore idle, and tha t tba high price of coal would not be maintained a single day If tbe Reading itrike was ended. THE BAY STATE WORKINGMEN. One-Third of Them Out of .Work tor Fotu Honthi la the Tear. BOSTON, Feb. 17. — The annual report of tbe bureau of labor statistics was forwarded to tbe bouse of representatives Thursday by Hon. Carroll D. Wright. The report dealt wltn^but one subject— tbe unemployed IB the state during 1885, the census year, .end Bays: "As the essential result of this investigation, it msy be stated that out of a total of 81», 470 persons employed in profitable occupations in this state, 24l,5b9, or • iO.60 per cent, ware unemployed at their principal occupation on an average of 4. 11 months during the censut year. Tbe overage time of unemployment for persons engaged in manufactures pun and simple was 8.03 months. In short, about one-third of tbe total number of persons engaged In remunerative labor were unemployed at their principal occupation for about one-third of the working time." A Murderous Striker Sept to JatL MA.HONINO CITY, Pa., Feb. 17.— John Ben- uott was taken, to jail Thurs lay morning charged with jumping on an angina at t& Nicholas colliery, and attempting to shoot the engineer; It 1« still necessary to escort the minors to and from work with strong da- tails of special police officers. Small-Fax In Brooklyn- BBOOKLTS, Feb. 17. —Th» residents of tbii city are becoming greatly alarmed at tin rapid spread of small-pox. Hlnoe Jan. 1 130 oases have occurred, and there are DC signs of an abatement of the plaguo, Twenty of the victims have already succumbed. Tbt origin of the disease has been traced to som« cheap lod(,lu-; bouset ou Fultoo, Jay and Nassau itreeU. Biz case* hav« occurred ID the county jail. CONSTIPATION I S called the "Father of Diseases," because there Is no medium through which disease so often attacks tbe system as by the absorption of poisonous gases In the retention of decnjed and effete mutter In the stomach and bowels. It U caused by a Torpid I.Ivor, not enough bile being excreted from the blood to iiroduceNature's own cathartic, and is generally accompanied with sucb results as LOBB of Appetite* Sick Headache, Bad Breath, etc. r The treatment of Constipation does not oon- slstmerely In unloading the bowels. Tbe medicine must not only act aa a purgative, but be a touln as well, and not produce after its use greater coctlveness. To secure a regular habit of body without changing the diet or disorganizing tlie system "My attention, after suffering with Constipation lor two or three years, was culled to Blm- rnous Liver Kegulator, and, having tried almost everything else, concluded to try It 1 Brut took a wmeghissful uud afterwards reda^d tbe dose to a Uuispoonfid, as per direction*, after each meat I found that It bad done me no uiucb Rood that I continued It until I took two bottles- Sine* then 1 have not enperlfneed any difficulty, I keep It ID my bouse and w mid not be wltbout It, but have nousaforlt. U baring cured mf."--Urp. W. Bias, Asst. Clerk bu^rlor Court, Bibb Co. Georgia. Take only tbe Geaulne 4 Wblcb h*a on the Wrapper tbe red 2l mark and signature of J. H. BEIUM * CO. ThnM Chicago BoadUl*. CHICAGO, Feb. 17. — Xo tbo CUM of the** county comraiMiaa*r boodlen, tfa* «pp*U*ta uourt of ibis di»Lrlc* Thursday affiroMd tiu judgment of UM criminal court, and lb* pruooer* will b«v > to go to U>» »t*J« p»ul- toatUry. BJ UcDoaald, wbo WM convicted with McGarlgl* »wo dowa for Ana y**n, •ad th* fit* ax-countf eanratmioaafii and Uwir oo-=oi»*iJraton goiawu for LADIES! Do Your Owa Dyatn«. at Houw, wtOi PEERLESS DYES wiU Ova ««eryttang. Tlwj n«*old . Woe»»«.apaekaRi>~«8«o5o«l.

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