Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 18, 1888 · Page 1
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LESS THAN ONE CENT A DAY R-inR Ol NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PAGES . "A Mf-MsvVi Man." " lOnrno'i Wif>." " D™?li« Ihi- 420 ..... fh« I>»Mrti>r," "'I'hfi Vrhlnling BttfiT." "At Anchor" "A l^c-i of Txrr e ." "Thi R<4 MmnWn MI'iM," "Arr'e E^*l »i»* Br!-r Thorn." "Thn Terrm- Otu Bart,'' 1 ' Fmm iris Rinks," "Chfk MB-, Cinntw C?i«~k," etfl , *}*. Th* roUTiptlntt pr!« of th!; " Kin? ftf th-- MfmlhllM" 1« *nt f-. fn » T^T. 8*roji1s rnpy taut •nrt««tptrtf 10 e*nt« in rtsmr*. A'idf*** UPPISCOTT'3 MAGAZINE. GBICi&O, & PCI R, &, OOINO ItA^T. 1 CJIJINO WK.1T. R—PasidiRer <J:1S a.m ho—rawnpw -i-.v, p in. 711—Freight. «:4S p.m.|42—Frcluht 8:«r, p.m. AHRIVR FAST. 79 — Passenger. ..fl:10 p.m. T7— Freight. ..... 9:40 a. m. 3.1— P.is FBOJt «enRer 10:30 a.m. VOLUME 7. STERLING ILLINOIS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 1888 NUMBER 3 MOSES QILLOJ* Has jnst reeeired s car of SPLINT COAL Just the tiling to "burn in YOUR GRATES Thin Untlef weather. TRY IT. \ . . 41— Freight. — l:.lo p.m. Passenger No, .if, connects with trains ejs; an* west on Clinton Brunch: with 0. IS. I S P. B. B at Ilock Inland east and west; with llftlesbnnt piwsenirer lit BIO; with nmln line tor poluw west Council Bluffs, Oinaha and beyond, anil »t Buih- nell for Kansas Otty and points beyond. , ' I C. & N. W. TIMk TABLE. oonro RABT. Atlantic Ki 1-31 a.m.1 Limited Pnss...4:23 ft m.; Clinton Pass....na7 a. m. l>enTerPass...lO:28 a.m. Marshal Itown Passenger ...1:40 p. m. OOTNd WBMT Pacific F.x 2:288, m, Marshall town PassenKPr...l:13p m. Denver Piias...4:04 p. m. Clinton Pass.,8:17 p.m. Limited PassKhMp. m F MIGHT TttAIHgrn AT CABBT PAB3BNOBB8 OOINO BABT. OOINO WKST. No. 18~..~, 8.1T p. m.jNo. S.i -7:37 a. m. No. 48 C:40 a. m. No. 17 10:23 a. m AN I'NrUOFLTABLK STRIKE READING MINERS LOSE THEIR WAGES FOR SIX WEEKS, And NOTT On Haok to Work fin Corbln'fl Terms — Tile Order iMUetl for R*tnmp- ' tlon Bfondny — KenftatlonKl Tlmn of It He- r>tre tlte Con^rriiAlonnl ]n<iuUltlon — TltA I^oadliiK I'rnnldBtiC Orows Indlcnant* IMPROVED FARMS . IN-— Lee Coitnt.y, Ills , IOWA & KANSAS FOR SALE OR TBi.r>K. TOWN PROPERTY For sale, or trade for stock. TWO GOOO HOUMEM In Rock Falls, for sole. Call and see what the bargains are. EDWARD C. UNDERWOOD. rtirmi i/Bewarded are those who icad this lUlillli I ano then act; they will mid honorable "iv employment that will not take thi-ni from their homes and families. Tha profits am large and sure for every Industrious person, many have made and are now making several hundred dollars a month. It is easy for anyone to make W and upwards per day, who Is willing to work. Either sex, young or old; capital not needed; we start you. Everything new. No special ability required; you, reader, can do It ta well as any one. Write to us at once for full particulars, which we mall free. Address BUnum C»., Portland, Maine. -' dwtr to Land Seekers! PA few choice tracts of land now In the hands of F. B. Hubbard, located In Iowa and Southern Minnesota, with PERFECT. While many of the lands now owned by snecn lators are under a cloud of title. These lands are sold with PERFECT ABSTRACTS. HKIOES FROM SIX TO TEN DOLLARS PER ACRE. . f have also a FARM WEST of EMPIRE For sale cheap, on-which a good property lu Sterling or Kock Falls will lie taken as part pay jnent. Now Is the time to get good bargains. MA.FS AMD DEMCIUPTIONH Can be bad at my oCHce, and cheap tickets to show western lands. Delay* are Oaus;erou« on These Bar- F. B. HUBB^HD Land office opposite Mannerchor Hull, Hterllnc. Ill* Feb. 18.— The following lutUirM Ijotnoeu W. T. I^ewls anil President Au tin Corhin, oniliodyiiif^ the conditions on tvhlrh the ntriko shall be declared ofT, wore bminlcd to a Uniteil Press representative by a K'jDilins railroad official, at 0 o'clock Friday evening. Thn ilrsl letter Is dated Windsor hoU-1, Philailnl|ihia, Feb. 10, I8SS, and ad- rlresHod to Austin Corhln, Esq., President I'. & It R II. rmnpuny. SIR:— UdlnR clcslr'tns to bring th« Rtrikn In the mining ri^lon of thu Reading Coal and Iron roinpany tn a rliiMH. hi ord-:r to get the working I wojtlrt in and nl>oijt the mint's to work, npoaklng for those worklngmen, I \)rojK>w^ to orxlur a re* euniptlon of work at oncn upon your assurance t hat I can promi* e the men that aftor th«y have gniiu to work, and the mining operations are In regular pntsr*'**, tho sulijoct of wagefl will be considered In conference IwtwiMMi tho company nnil its Pinplnyas, or th»»lr rvprestMitAtlvml, and ujinn tin- furlhur nKsijrAiict* that no one shall be ditrrlmlnnli-d afrntost by raison of his connec. tion with tho strike. . Yours, Ac., W. T. LEWIH. The answer, dated at the offices of the Heading company in this city, Fob. 17, 18«8, Is as follows: MvDKARSm: I am In receipt of your favor of this ilnt«, lmvi> cnnsnltnJ Mr. Kflm, Iho president of thn Coal and Iron company In relation to Its contents, nnil am authorized by him to say that It is mthHiaiitlally In accord with our position and sui:h act ion would he Ratinfnctory to us. No one will be discriminated against because of bis con* neo. Ion with the strike, so that it Is not under- Ht«>od OA protecting such men us have made or attumpUMi to make personal assaults upon the IIHMI rfraalninff at work; and provided further, tluit in any conference over wages the miners are not to «x|ioet us to pay a higher rate of wages for mining tluiirtbone paid hj- the other coal producing companies In comietltlnn with us, namely; Tlw IVnwarc. lAokawAnna & WrHtvrn; thn Del- awur.! A Hudson, tho Lehl ;h Vall«y; tho Lehlgh Coivl and Navigation company, and the Luhigh Si WilkoMbftrro company, hnt with tho ilndor- f-iandinx^iliat we are willing to adopt a basis thai nhall glvn our minors OH much OH Ix paid by either uf those companleH. H Is understood that tho wage* to Iw . paid on returning to work will Iw on the olil $450 basis, and will remain umli:r that banlH until a chango nhiill bo mill iinlly agreed upon. Yours truly, AUBTIN ConniN. Ordered to Heiiunte Work. 1'OTTSVH.LE, Pa., Fab. IK— The following order wns issued late Friday night, addressed to the employes of tho Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron company: You nrn hereby notlfl"d to resume work Monday morning February JO. as per letter of Austin Corhln, E^q., of the 17lh Inst, which 1s accepted ua the haHlH of wittliMUflnt.. The above rtcwfljipt^ Includrt any company but the Philadelphia & 'Ri-odlni; t'oal and Iron company, as they are th<> only ones to agree to these tormfl of sottlemeiit. llonce, we would urge upon the miners of th« U'hluli regions, including tho Panther Creek Valley, the n«'WHlty of maintaining a firm stand until thane companies are willing to submit thn j fjut-stlon involvwl to a conference with asHuranon that no victimizing take place after Htartlng tin nilncH. Workingmen every where, wo arpwil to you to ivdoubltl your efforts In, twlmlf of our T^ehlgh hrnthera. Heiul all aid for that region to D. M. EvunH, or John Mt-lghan, FnVland, i'a. Tbe above is sign*! l>y XV. I'. Isiwls, !nas- tnr workman, and tlio other ropresontatlres of the striking miner*. WANTED TO KNOW TOO MUCH. Corbln Drnws the Line on Who If Hll Washerwoman — M A Personal Mntter." Plili.AnKr.PHiA, Pa., Feb. 18.— The flrst witness before the Rootling strike Investigating committee .Friday' was C. E. Smith, once president of the Reading and now a bondholder. He resigned bis oHlclal connection with the road as a director Mn 1870, because he believed the reports were cooked up by dishonest officials who were gambling in the stock. The actual debt of the company was about 140,000,0000, of which ho thought $15,000,000 was water, having been Isiuad to pay dividends which were declared though not earned. J. A. Bwelgard, general superintendent of the railway company then took the .stand. Ho told tho committee that after a good deal FLOATING SOAP " ' THE CHIEF fov the Bath, .Toilet and Laundry. Snow White and Absolutely Pure. If vonr denier does not keep White Cloud Snap, •ead 10 oenu for sample cMie to tuo aakurii, JKS. S. KIRK SCO, CHICAGO. WBIGHT& WILLIAMS,, PUHBERS 6IS & Jobblnx and BepalrlnK Promptly . Attended to. tho Rending railroad and call them thieves, and robbers." "I don't do that," said Till man, "I'am a gentleman.™ "Well, sir, I shall tell you that," sild Corbin, "when I toll the stockholders, and when I am rondy to answer the question." -\VhennikBdtogIvethedebtof she company Cortiin referred tha committee to a statement of the company as containing the exact figiirpe. "Rrad Ir, Mr, Clerk," said the chairman, and th« young man so addressed proceeded to wade through the labyrinth of figures such es is usntilly found in railroad reports. Before ho Rot any where near tho total funded debt, Chairman Tillman said, "That will do, 1 * and everybody laughed. Turning again to Corbin tho chairman asked him if ho did not say when on the ntanJ before that the debt was In the neighborhood of $200,000,000. "Well, then, what do you auk mo to stato it again fm t I can not see what business of yonrs it is,",said Corbln. "Why, plr," said Tillman, "to find out Just whether you expect ever to pay a dividend again." Corbln—It is none ot your business when wo pay a dividend. I intend to treat you fairly if I can, but I don't thin It you are treating me fairly. I might ask you to explain yoursulf in relation to a charge that Is Bttrluutod to you in The Now York Times, that you branded tha people connected with tbe Reading ll'iilroad company as thieves ami robb'-rs." i "Why, sir," sold the chairman, "I am above using my publio position to abuse anybody. Do you decline to testify before, this committee." "No, sir, I do not" "Kow I want lo nnk you a plain question, and I want » p'ain, direct answer. Unlesa thore Is some pooling arrangement " "Which there Is'nt," interpolated Uorbln, ''among the coal miners and and the common carriers," continued the chairman, without noticing the interruption,, "by which the railroad and coal and iron companies shnll get a profit or increase from mining anil transporting coal, will not the railroad company be unable to pay Interest on the debt, and go back Into the hands of the receivers? In othur words, where will get an income from sumVlent to meet your obligation 1 !?" .. : Corbin—The IncrnuBi will bo derived from various sources. Tillnmn -Havoyou any aaneUt Corbln—You have no right to ask me such a question. Tiliiiian—I think I have, sir, and you can answer it or not, -just as you please. Corbln—Well, I don't think you have, and I decline to answer the question. Chlpman—I wish to put a statement on record In fairness to Mr. Corbln. The one question in the puhllc mind Is whether it is not In the Interest of the company to have a strike at this time? Now, I am suggesting this In nil fairness, and if you choose to explain you can. Corbin—I wish the committee to understand ' that I am ready to fur- Tilih—nny—Inf ormation- -1—can;—but—I don't know what right the public has lo know tho financial condition of the Road- Ing Riilroad company, except the stockholders and landholders. What I have to say on that subject is for the bennfit of the people who own the property, and not for the general public that has not one oeut of interest in the corporation. Corbln then denied absolutely that thore was the least foundation for the assumption that the Heading officials deal rod a strike. , Corbin objected to tell how much stock ot the col. p my he owned now or previously. Chinman alluded to Sweigard's Inability to say whether Leo bad Ix'on drawing pay from tho company and the knlghu at the same time, and said: "Your man Hwlgard was so thlck-hoaded he couldn't catch on; you would have seen tbe point easily yourself, and 1 am free to say that ^ would not keep such a man in my employ a minute." "Well, it Is not probable,"retorted Corbin, "that we should manage tbe road tbe same way." As^he was about leaving tho stand, Corbln .requested permlislon to ask the chairman whether the words Imputed to him Friday morning lu' The New-York Times that "it seems to me that you are robbing the company and the public to pay fat salaries to people who know nothing about the affairs of the company" were used by him or not? "I should not answer that," said jParker to the chairman. "That's a personal matter, sir," said Till- TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. AN AGED MANIAC NEARLY ANNIHILATES AN IOWA FAMILY. Two Children (Jremntafl, the Father Mad ami the Mother at th« Point of Death—The Murderer'! Own Life Kiuled with a Corn-Knlfa — Conrlot«,1 of i» flrutal Crime — Snell'H Murderer Idemtlflnil. In., Fob. IS. — Old William Wlrt, who lived on n farm twelve miles north ot this place, attempted to kill his daughter-in-law Friday morning, and, fall- Ing In that, act fire to to his house, burning to death his two infant grandchildren. While the flames wore leaping from the roof and windows of the building the gray -haired ma- nlaa cat bin throat with a corn-knife, and fell dead upon the ground. The murderer had been morose for the post week. He arose Friday morning about 0 o'clock and Bat In the kitchen until breakfast had been prepared. After the meal had been eaten William Wlrt, the old man's >3n, started for a neighbor's house, leaving, his wife and the two children in the house. He had scarcely passed out of sight when the old man armed himself with a corn-knife. Entering the kitchen where Mrs. Wlrt was washfng dishes be crept up to the woraau and seizing her by the hair, attempted to cut her throat Bbe screamed ami struggled so violently that, after being slightly wounded, she escaped, and went to the house where her husband was at work and gave the alarm. Several men, under command of young Wirt, started to rescue the children. Before they could rench the house:, flamna wore seen bursting from every window. Facing the rescuers was old man Wirt. He laughed, and pointed to the flre. Whert young Wlrt had gone into the burning building in search of bis children hla father drew the blade of the knife across his throat and fell dead. Repeated ufTorta wore made to rescue the children, but the smoke and Barnes drove the searchers back. Young Wlrt has been driven crazy by the tragedy, and his wife, .who is at a neighbor's house, is lying at the point of death. _ _ A GUSHY SORT OF JURY. Ono at Chicago That Didn't Have the Cmtrntcn of Its Convictions. CHICAGO, Fell, li—Nov. HI, in a house at 4U2 North Lincoln street, this city, one of the moat hearties! crimes over recorded was committed. August Hetzke, a Bohemian laborers, and a widower, whose wife had left In bis charge a son by a former marriage, Max Oilman by name, deliberately set to work and whipped the boy—who was only ;i years old—until his body was a mass of blood and bruises, from which atrocious treatment he died. The boy was shamefully treated at all times by Hotzke, and consequently ran away from homo as often as ho got a chance, and It was In punishment for this that the whipping was done. The testimony showed that the brute had taken the child to a room, stripped him and put in nearly a whole night lashing him with a leather strap with a buckle on the end, resting when he was tired and forcing the poor little fellow to pray and repeat the Ten Commandment!) during the Intervals of the torture. Thirty-six'big bruises made by the buckle were counted on the child's body. Holzka has been on trial for the past few day, and Friday the jury brought In a verdict of guilty, fixing the punishment at hanging. But supplementing this righteous verdict was the following tender screed: "Your Honor, we, the jury, are unable, under otic- oaths, to bring other verdict than the one presented, but commend the prisoner to the mercy of the court" This was added with the Idea that.tho governor would consider It favorably in exorcising the pardon perogatlve, as he would probably be petitioned to do. When the finil ballot was taken there was not a dry eye In the jury room. THERE WAS MONEY IN THE CASE. Dealers'In Lead and Wrought Iron Pipe, Wood and Iron Pumps, of all kind. Hose, Packing, Steam and Water Guagea, Valves, Fittings, Sewer Pipe, &c. Kstimatcu made on Plumbing, atcaro & GM Jobs. Mr, B, F. WILLIAMS. Formerly with Win. McCune & Co.. attend! to wood ana Iron pump setting and repairing. Mr, E, M. WRIGHT, Formerly with the Sterling Water Co., gives his personal attention to all plumbing, steam and gas contracts. OUB iABU? PAiACK Is complete with tut) latest designs in Hanging. Stand and Bracket Lamps, Burners, Chimneys, 4e. Prices to suit the times. Call and see our Little Giant Lamp and Eureka Batetv Valve. All work warranted. Your orders solicited. Telephone XI. . ttsUt Houne Block. BL.UE LINE, THBEE WAGON8 clt: tools an ImhJSrll ,r .Jv«rti«m< In O>'l»ijo, mill (nit U or AVE YOUR BOOKS BOUND H AT TH» of complaint from the men of low wages, long hours, etc., he made an agreement with them that no strike was to take place until a committee bad seen him. Thing* worked smoothly after that until September, 1887, when the men, as stated, in these dispatches at the time this present strike occurred refused to move trains because they were loaded with freight to companies employing non-union men, • Swelgord'ff testimony was then a rehearsal t of the Incidents of tbe strike prelty much .as they have been published. He, how»ror, particularly denied that tbe strikers h«K,' ever ottered to him to go back to work December £7, as' Ijee and others had testified before Its committee at Washington City. • As Sw'elgard was cloelun hla testimony, President Corbin walked' into the room, In keeping with bis promise, and was called before tbe committee again. He produced copies of the charters of the Reading railroad and Coal and Iron companies, aud iden lifted them as such. Anderson then asked a few questions as to the action of tbe companies under their charters and proceeded next to find out whan Corbin lived, as the charter required tbe president ot the company to live In Pennsylvania. Corbln said be lived in Philadelphia, and upon further questioning replied that be had residences in New York, New Hampshire and Long Inland. Anderson's next question was: "Where Is your washing done?" . Corbin [indignantly]—Well, I think It devilish Impertinent to go Into my personal affairs like that. Pm trying to tell you all I know. "But, Mr. Corbln," appealed the chairman, soothingl •, "I don't know what he wanta to get at, but I Infer tbat Mr. Anderson ia only desirous of ascertaining your domicile." Corbin—I think I have given him that pretty clearly, but I can show him my wash- Ing bills If be wants them. [L (lighter. ] ; Andenou said that such a rendering was altogether unnecessary, and finally concluded that tbe point was not important enough to press. ' Tillman—Tne Reading Railroad company bos been' embarrassed for a ^groat many years, bos it not, sir? ' : "Periodically, yes, sir." He said further that be would consider as correct everything 'Mr. Smith bad said on tbe subject Ha thought the last dividend paid was m 18f& "Seventy ui, BO long as thai?" said Cbair- aian Tillman, gasping for breath as hespoka, •Now, Is'nt it a fact tbat It will te a long cold day before th« company pays another dividend!" . , "I* tbat a part of this investigation?'' asked Corbiu. "That's a matter butween iu« end the itockholdtr*. ..--.. •Well, I'll stow that what I aek you to pwtfneut,* Tilhoon retorted. "IcoppaMd tfeat USl* waaa fa|r In Mitigation, aad 1 did no* *tppa*» you e*ru* bar* to aba* «T*rjiw*lj ovmo*3wd Oman, looking the railroad president squarely In the face, and with that ended one of the rnout 'sensational incidents of the committee's sojourn in the city up to this time. Iowa Solons Take a Rest. DBS MoiNKi}, In,, Feb. 18.—Both houses .of the .legislature adjourned Friday until Tuesday to permit the members to go and kee their constituents as to the railway log Is lotion proponed. The senate killed the bill repealing tlw. law authorizing cities and towns to vote aid to railways, ana passed a resolution asking the governor to pardon. C. B. XVildman, now In the penitentiary on a life Euntvnre. The bill to permit cities to Inspect and regulate jthe sale of meats was passed. It Is a blow ol Armour, of Chicago, who is selling meat in'Iowa towns cheaper than the local butchers; can. Tha house talkixl over the fact that .'Roman Catholic clergyman are never nskdd to act as chaplains ID the legislature, and the speaker wo( requested to Invite a clergyman of that faith to so officiate. The"'"ageof consent" bill passed uiianimously, Ike Weir Catches a Tartar. MINNEAPOLIS, -Minn.. Feb. 18.— The only time that Ike Weir, the Belfast Spider, ever, failed to knock out his man In a glove light in the northwest was Friday night in . his contest with Domlnlrk Barnes, of Toronto. It was a six-round contest with small gloves. The plurky little Canadian fought like a major, surprising the spectators and Weir a« well. In the sixth round he was still fight- Ing, although he had been severely puuishod. Tbe tight was awarded to Weir, however, on point* McKoen, Ive» and the C. H. & D. INDIANA.POUB, Ind., Fob. ia—The Cincinnati, Hamilton & Daylon Railroad company has ilLsmitwd the injunction proceedings against McKeen", of the Vandalla road, and has substituted a suit asking the federal court to compel McKeeu to make restitution I of |6!ft,000and to caiicul a contract entered I Into by ITCH ami McKtwn which is alleged to ' be ultra vires, and to have been brought , about by fraud. < examined the Prtnfle'* Throat. SAN HEMO, Fob. 18.—l)r. Muckantls and the Ui-rinnii doctors tnodu a. laryngosooplcal exanilnutii n of their pfttianl'd throat Friday ! nigl)t k which was raporMd to show an ln> provumeiit since the operation. The crown princo pxaiod a bettor day than Thursday. His o)Ugb la leas snnoyiug aud there are no signs of bronchitis. j - A rf,,iulnon« FntilUlier Dead. 1 BBOOKUTH. Fob. IS,—Alfred & Barnes, founder and iif-4'1 ot Iho «xtrD»iv« booi !>gj>- liahing hiniw oi> A. B, Baraw & Co., of N»w Tcrfe, <ji*l Friday night of clrrobol* of llvaf. JU ««a 7lyea.r«of ago. Ho [ctrittoa aa4 was Bat*d for hi* S«»- Testimony of a Clilcngo JDet«otlve In the Tally-Sheet Trial. COLCMBUS, O., Feb. 18.—Detective J. a Clark concluded his testimony in the tally- sheet forgery trial Fridny. He testified that his attention was first-called to the tally- sheet crime by Granvillo at Chicago, wber) he (Clark) was engaged in the newspaper business. Granvillo told him be knew where he could "make a pile of money" and then laid before him the tally-sheet case here. It was then that Oranvllle told him he oonld make {20,000 out cf it It he worked it right. Ho also said he was in the employ of Prosecutor Hullng for a while, during which he' was paid (10 per day. At the conclusion of Clark's testimony, Edward Young, who was by the state connected with the work of securing a blank poll-book and tally-sheet from the county clerk's office for the use of the forgera, was next called. He admitted going for the papers, but said be did It at the request ot his attorney, who wanted copies for use in ptepariug an argument The rest of the accusation made against bim_ by Oranvllle, he denied In toto. THE CROOKS WILL SMILE. Illegal Courts lii White County, Ilia,, Cnuse a State of Thlnji. EVANSVILLK, Ind., Feb. 18.— The remarkable and' unfortunate state of affairs of White county, Ills., by which the acts of ita judiciary for Ibe last five years have been invalidated by the supreme court Is causing very serious trouble to its people. A fresh illustration of tha effect of the decision was furnished at Carrol Friday, when a writ of habeas wrpus was suud out by the attorneys of Thomas J. Bmith^ Henry Ball and John Fltmaii, three prisoners ' now confined in the Southern Illinois penitentiary at Chester. Two of these prisoners were sentenced from White county for burglary, and the other wo* serving out a life sentence for murder. They claim their liberty by virtue of the illegality of the courU which tried them, and as they' can not, under they law, be placed in jeopardy a second time, the ara more than liko- ly to be set at liberty. This novel aud dan' geroa* state of affairs in the county will lead to endless litigation and trouble, aud the people are sorely distressed over the dl- Ituunia. THEY KNOW SMELL'S MURDERER. given soin j valuable points to work on by people who know him, Tciscott had done newpapor work for The Chicago Times, and was considered s bright, capable man, but the police state tbat he had a bad reputation, having been concerned In several criminal operations. The estate of the murdered man, 'Amos J. Bnell. wns administered upon In the probSte court Friday. He died iutostnle, and bis estate goes to his wife, son and three daughters. It is valued at 11,059,000. Three years ago ho deeded to his wife In fee simple real estate valued at f3,00u,000. Two Innocent Mnn PunUhml. JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 18.—About two years ago Danml and John O'Day, of this city, went to Tennessee to work at mining. A few months later they were arrested for counterfeiting, and Daniel O'Day received a sentence of fifteen years and his son John ten. They were taken to the Albany, N. Y., prison, where they were in servitude nearly a year. A gang of counterfeiters, who were recently convicted at Chattanooga and who were witnesses against the O'Days, have made full confession and proved beyond a doubt the innocence of the O!Days. The father returned home Friday and found that his wife had died during bis prison term, and that his youngest son was in jail for disturbing religions meetings. An AtroolnHfl Btorjr From Michigan. DETROIT, Mich., Fjb. 13.—A horrible case is reported from Kaugatuck, where Silo* Priest, aged 50, and his grandson, Orrln Bootr, aged 17, were arrested Friday for criminal assault on the old man's b-year-old daughter. The flrst assault, it In claimed, was committed last July, and the father being detected In the net by his grandson, urged tho latter lo the same offense as the price of silence. Tho girl was threatened and dare not tell., Repeated assanlt« have left her in a terrible condition. . The indignant citizins could scarcely be restrained by the officers who accomplished the arresl from lynching the prisoners, who were hurried to Allegan for safely. Results of a Woman's Sin. BT. Louis, Mo., Fob. IK —A special to The Post-Dispatch says: A double tragedy occurred in Bald Knob towushlp Thursday night. Thomas Waltham suddenly returned home, inspecting his wife's fidelity. He found proof in the presence of Jim Blakeney in bis bed-room. Blnkonoy tried to get out, and shot Wultham three tinioi. and one of Waltlmm's children once. Thn Injured husband shot ami killed Blako.iey, and then fell mortally wounded. Tho child may recover. Allrutnl IlaulHl'ii Victim Dead.. DETROIT, Mich,,-Feb. Ii*. — Several days ago a I'olluh girl named Annie Hodtko, an orphan aged I'l, who lived with an aunt, was osiaulted while going home from work in the evening by a colored man aud reached home In hysterics. Convulsions set In the next day and she died. The case was only reported to the police Friday night, the family being loth to have the facts'become public. ' •• Cwifllbone Goes to the Penitentiary* COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 18. — Richard Cassi- boue was received Friday at the Ohio state prison on n six years sentence, for manslaughter, which he received in Muakingum county in IWti, nearly thirty-two years ago. He broke jail utter sentence was pasted, and was only discovered about two mouths ago living at Chlllicotbe, under the name of Isaac Brown. Three Had Ill-other* Arrested. COLDWATKR, Mich., Feb. 1H — Friday morning Detective Sclmltz, of Columbus, O., with lln help of City Marshal Gubbs, arrested Je^no, Jeff, and Matt Uickey, three brothers, for stealing five span of horses in Wood county, O., lu 1884. They are now In jail awaiting a requisition from Governor Foraker. - ThereTa no doubt of their guilt. • A Wife Murderer Bung. DKKB LODOE, M_ T., Feb. 18.—Martin I* Scott, who murdered tits wife at Granite, in November last, was hung here Friday, Boott spent his last night in playing cribbage, retiring at 12 o'clock, after decorating himself with ribbons. The march to the gallows commenced at 11:37, aud the drop fell at 11:40. THE FISHERY TREATY, OR WHAT A NEW YORK HERALD MAN CALL9 THE SAME, A liakor's Dniou of .Tall-Birds Kioap*. ZANKRVII.LK, O:, Feb. 18.— A special from Nework,O., Saturday morning says; Thirteen prisoners escaped from tbe city jail at 10 o'clock Thursday night by digging through tbe floor. Two of them hod been sentenced to tbe penitentiary and one was to have been taken to Zanesvllle for trial Saturday. Elderly bat Criminal. Niw YORK, Feb. 18.-A tall, thin old man namod William Clark pleaded guilty of forgery in the third degree in the Kings county court of sessions before Judge Moor*, in Brooklyn Friday. The prisoner, whosays he Is a native of Indiana, was remanded for sentence. The fhliajo Police Have Illui Identified— The M ordered Man's Eatate. CHICAGO, Feb. 18.—It Is stated by the police that tliu young man supposed to be the murderer ot Mr. A. J. Snell is named Willlam B. Tuscoit, and that be Is the son ot J. B. Tascotf, a liouso-paintw, residing at 1W Ashland avuuuo. Young Tascoit la clearly Implicated in tea murJur by th« discovery lu bit roots *t a lodging-bouse on Uadlaoo «tr*»t of fragment* «' a cheek »'.oltm from guati's »»(» on UHI night of the murd«r. Ho di<app«aru4 tb« morntit^ after the murder, but U Ut'Uev*! 10 be iu hiding iu tbU utty. Tbo piUca aro oouiUtxit th>£ will mean turn «r1bti<v x .)«v or t»9, u tti*f nav* Interesting Autographs Sold. BOSTON, Mass., •> Feb. 18. —The auction sale of the late Bon: Ferley Pooro's collection of autographs was continued Friday. An autograph of fidgar Allen Foe brought $90. The proclamation ot George Washington In regard to the laying out of the city of Washington brought (15. Other autographs sold as follows: Gen. Grant $U, James A. Gar- fleld f.1.50, Chester A.' Arthur a two-page autograph letter $9, Grover Cleveland , »S, Mrs. Cleveland 12. The sale was concluded and netted about 1 0,500. A Kentuoklan for Vice President. LOUIS VILLB, Ky., Feb. in—The Republican members of the Kentucky legislature, twenty-nine in number, met in caucus Friday night and pas<i»l resolutions favoring the Hon. W. O. Bradley for the nomination for vice president The resolution! atatu that it la an auspicious time to break the solid south by pressing the protection idea and the nomination of a southerner on the national ticket No preference tor president was expressed. _ •__ A Great Liberal Victory. LONDON. Feb. 17. —Thn Liberals gained a great victory Friday in the election for member of parliament for the West South wark district Causton, the Gla latonlan candidate, was returned by 3,6:18 votes to 1M44 for BiHldoll, the Unionist candidate. The Liberals had only 11$ majority in the district at the previous election. " Five Small-Tox Ship* la Succession. BAN FBANCISCO, Cat, Feb. ia — Th» quarantine officers discovered several cases of (mall-pox among the passengers of the City of Poklu, which arrived Friday from China aiid Japan. She Is tha fifth guooM- slvo summer that has arrived with small-pox on board from China. Ten Per Cant, for Their Credltar*. NKW YORK. Feb. 18 —Schedule* ln : to» assignment of William H. and Henry E. Burr and Kmii Schwab, filed Friday, ttato th« llabilitu* at »3u5,7s>4.78; nominal aatata, »208, 1^.70, and aotutl aaata. t3!,703.6Q J . And Vonches for the Snbutantlal Correet- B4Hts of—Cot. Mike Sheridan Waxes Wroth When Aikcd About I.lttlo Phil's Nativity—Tho ROUM Qnlts Bnsln«H for «h«i Week—De Helen 17 BUI Panned. WABIHNOTON CITV. Feb. l8>-Tbe New York Herald's curnMipondnnt bore telegraphed to hU paper Friday night tho following, which be soya is substantially and correctly tbe provisions of the fishery treaty signed the other day at this city by the Canadian and British commissioners and Secretary Bnyard and tbe other American representatives: Within H marine league from the short- three miles—Canada Is to have exclnsirs jurisdiction. This comprises the eo-called Inshore fisheries. The report that the limit has been extended to four miles te Incorrect. •It remains at three miles as originally fixed by tbe treaty of 1818. Tho headland question is finally disposed of. It hi not true, as stated in some papers, that when a bay is more than eight miles wide the line of demarcation is to by drawn from headland to 'headland. The bay must be at least.ten miles across. Within that point American fishermen may go, but they cannot fish. In all other cases tbe three mile limit is to follow the contour ot the shore Una An International surrey of tbe limit Is provided for. All parties ore to be equally represented, and thus the common and the exclusively Canadian waters will be clearly defined for the first time, and hereafter there can be no controversy as to what waters Americans may fish in. The American fishermen have not contended for the privilege of fishing near shore, those fisheries baring lost their commercial value. Our own Inshore fiiherlee are now superior, while tbe Canadian fish take to the deep water. In case of stress of weather, our vessels may go anywhere they see fit, and take shelter in the nearest Canadian harbor. By the ti-rms of the treaty tlio United States specilically concedes to Cuuada tbe right to exclude us from buying bait In any of her ports. There is no penally attached if any Canadians should sell our fisherman bait. But under the treaty stipulations American fishermen will not be supposed to buy any Canadian bait Secretary Bayard and his colleagues yielded this at a stage of the proceeding as a concession productive of good feeling and results. Under the lorms of the treaty our fishermen may go into any and all Canadian port* for all other suppler! except bait, and to ship and tranship tbe catch to American markets in bond. Of course the customary tonnage tax will have to be paid. To establish the fact tbat Canada has a right to determine what vessels and under what regulations they shall enter her ports, tho Canadian minister contended that thcge^ vessels should first obtain a license, but this Is simply an "O. K. license." It Is provided that, no charge or fee shall be exacted for these licenses. They will merely be in tbe foJm of the Canadian authorities approving or writing "O. 1C "on American customs oBlcors' permits to touch and trade in Canada. For three years this administration hag bean trying to have this arrangement put into force, but the Canadian authorities hare always Ignored this, and vessels that touched and traded under this license halve been seized by them. There is a reciprocal or retaliatory clause in tho treaty. It provides that Canadian fishermen shall hare every privilege in our our ports that Americans have in theirs, and no others. Thus, for instance, under a strict construction of the treaty Canadian fishermen would no longer be able to buy bait in Portland. It Is also provided as a concession to Canada that the administration will strive to secure congressional action for the free entry or full interchange of salt, coal and lumber from the Dominion, >ut this is not a requisite to the perfection of tbe treaty. AN EXPLOSIVE WARRIOR. Col. M. V. Bherldan Declines with Wrathy EmpliMti to Answer Questions. WASHINGTON Crrr, Feb. ia—The Evening Star here has been looking into Gen. Sheridan's presidential candidacy, and one of its reporters. In endoaroring to interview the general Thursday about bis birthplace, ran across bis brother and interviewed him with the following result: When a Star reporter was awaiting Gen. Sheridan's return from lunch Thursday afternoon at army headquarter*. Col. M. V. Sheridan, the general's brother, arrived. Thinking that he might glean a little information as to tbe date and place of the lieutenant general, tbe reporter asked the colonel about tbe matter at issue, with the most unexpected result. The colonel showed explosive wrath,' The march that bad just been struck to light a cigar was dashed iuto tho c.upldor, and a flood of indignant protest bust forth. "I want it distinctly understood that I am not to he bounded by a pack of newspaper reporters, who give me no peace at the theatre, in my bed or at my offica, and that, too, about a personal matter that they hare no buslnrs) to Inquire about I will not be Intel viewed," be exclaimed excitedly. These remarks were accompanied by rigorous puffs on tha cigar, which bad no llghU When the reporter modestly suggested tbat — PJUS are bleasantjSsf orcjeneral lassifucfe. cfi'senses fce. He»ty ' but ub. 1 00 Fo .«J I If _ _ 'T\ ____ .. -J .*_ - & ...» ask mat reUllrr for ttio Orlolnal 93 Bh**i Beware ot Imitations. H*ac JAMES MEANS' S3 SHOE. Xsde in 13uttcn,Congnu ft Lae«. Rtit Calf £tt*. Unexcelled In. DvrabUitv,Otrmfort and Af* „ will bring you Inform Ion how to get this BJt'j« IA nay stuto or Terrlt ory, BUTTBM" This shoe stands hlirhrr In ibe esllmsTlTTT ot Wtarrrt th«n nny otlior In the world. : X TOO ww«r U will fceil jou the romon U you J. R. BELL & SON Will sell them to yon If yon will glv* (torn < chance, u well asg FINE CLOTHING. A. new and desirable stock of which they have oh bond. Dent think ol going anywhere •i»e 1 as no one else In the city keepe The James Means Shoe Or M One and EUEGAWT AS they do RTH- ESTERU RAILWAY. Peaetrataa the Centra [tlra 1»J ILLINOIS, IOWA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, DAKOTA, NEBRASKA AND WYOMING, ita TKAIH 8EBVIOB U earctisllT arranged to meet requirements of local travel, as wall as to furnish the most attractive Routes or through travel between Important TRADE CENTRES', *!•«* KOUIFMKST of D«y Md Parlor Cars, Ulnlng and Palace SleepUic Cars Ii without rival. ITU BUAC-BEU U perrecUen ' • stone-ballasted steeL . Tbe Nvrtk-Wevtem la the favorite route for the Commercial Travel, the Tourist and the seekers after new home* In tha Golden Northwest. Detailed Information cheerfully furnished by \V. A. i. K. WHITMAS, B. O. WICKKS. Vlce-Pres. ft GOT. H&ngr. Traffic Manaeet, 1 F. WlUrOI, fa 1 ! Pumfn A|Mf. Qen. Sheridan's nativity was a question that the publio had a right to have solved, in view of his possible candidacy for the presidency, he only added fuel to the fltmo of Indignation. "I don't know where be was bom," be ei- claimed, "and I won't be questioned about it If you want to find out, ask him. 1 ' With this the colonel ilrode out of t te room, leaving the reporter in undisputed possession of tho handsomely furnished office. CONSTIPATION I B called the "Father of Diseases," because there Is no medium through which disease so often attacks the system as by the absorption ot poisonous gases In the retention of decayed and effete matter In the stomach and bowels. It Is caused by a Torpid l.lver, not enough bile being excreted from the blood to produce Nature's own cathartic, and Is generally accompanied with- such results as LOBB of Appetite* Siok Headache, Bad Breath, etc. DThe treatment of Constipation does not oon- slstmerely in unloading the bowels. The medicine must not only act as a purgative, but be a tonln as well, and not produce after Its u*a greater cottiveness. To secure a regular habit of body without changing UieSUet or disorganizing the system • \ , No More Congreu Until Monday. WASHINGTON CITT, Feb. m— A memorial from the authorities of B ufftor., Ind., wat presented to the home Friday, asking tbat public buildings be built in every town oi 8,000 iuhaliitaiit,and over, at the rate qf jcosj of ('3,000 for each 1,000 Inhabitant*, too money to be provided In a general appropriation bill The Blair educational bill ^ras referred to the education oommlttjajTha^ came up, aud alter as to require the public Th» Kalaar Bxiiux, FDD. IK— tt Ixtated that tin *ui- paror !• vary faebl* and denpcadooc, and b> tau fr<M)u*c( At* ot wwjua j or fruta tit* arown prtnaa. Tm »s^yrmti «iowo ma* at Oca? grtsJ si (KM, Hefl>lency amending It printer to rlgi lly enforce the eight-hour .law in bis office, the bill was passed. Tbe tdU for the relief of Nathaniel McKay and others was pasted. A warm fight then took place over adjournment, and after much disorder •and an avalanche of parliamentary Cjuw- tloos tbat nearly overwhelmed the spanker pro Um.. McMillan, Uia houw adjourn*! until Monday. " _______ i "My attention, after suffering with Constipation for two or three yearn, was called to Simmons Liver Kegidator, and, havlDR tried almost everything else, concluded to try It I first took a wiueglassful aud afterwards retiuaed the dose to a taaapounf ul. as per directions, att«r eauh ineaL I louuil that ic bad done me gomucngood that I continued It until I took two bottle*. Klnc« then I have not experienced auy difficulty. I keep it m my house and would uot be without It, but hate no 1130 for It, It having cured me,"-T^3ro. W. 81MS, Au't Clerk BujHirlor Court, Bibb Co. ««0fgj|ll- L ; L. . Take only the Which h*j on the Wrapper the red 25 , mark and signature of * CO. , (Knator TorpU'i Caao, WAMINOTOH Cmr, F«b. 1&— SauatorTur- pla's CUM was ruforrexi by the negate factious cxjmm.UUa Tuuraday to a Uw eonsutii:^ of Hoar, ftp-wets- and Tb» paper* »t rs ro«a»r»3 prlulait Tti LADIES! Do YoerOwnDyalEs, M H<HM,«rVK PEERLESS of vt»Ui We Kupretan OMtrt CttY, Foil. IS -TI»»SV*«»* United tttnta* few

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