Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 25, 1888 · Page 1
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LESSTHANONECEHT f ADAY Bitrl ft TOlam« In 1'pi'lf. Ona T**r'« nnl*- ripli n n- ':<•-•< NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PAGES Arson -(] . . "A Sctr-MxJt M»n," "K^nToot Wlf*." " I>>wtlM Jm*n*>." "Th« j>«Kiri«r, Ih* Wliiitlinn Drfj." "At Anchor," " A I-«nd ff I/n-*. ph» ll*a MoonUin MlBM," "App!« rWd tM Br'i-r T^oni." "Th* T«rr\. •>«» Boft/'" FT5TO the n»nks," "CTuwk Hid Cntint^r- Ch*rk." »l<v. *ta. The iryhK-ripttnB prJc« of thli'* Kirtf of ifi« MantMlftt" U.bTjt >1."0 » jnr, fi".mp]« «ry »* nt « reosipl af 10 cesti in Rfsmp*. A-Mr*M LIPriN'OOTTS M4C.AZTXK. miLADEM'TITA. VOLUME 7. STERLING ILLINOIS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 1888 NUMBER 9 MOSES <DILLOJ< Has jnst received a car of SPLINT COAL Just t'ne thing to cu-rn.in YOUR GRATES Thlftklad ofweatfcRf. TRY IT. wsm & pro E, &, OOINf) KAfT. »— Fasscnpcr (i:lB a,m Til—Freight «:«r> p.m r.oixa WKST. Passongpr 2:15 p.in. 42—FrelKht....-8:tr,p.in. AKntVK FBOM BAST. lARIUVR FKOM WEST .... . 77— Freight ____ g:40a.m.j41— Freight ---- 1 :30 p.m _pr No. M connects with trains went on Clinton Branch; with O. B. 1 & P. K. H at Kock Island east and west; with C'.alesbiirc uaKwnepr at Rio; with main line tor points went Council Bltihs, Omaha and beyond, and at Bushnell for Hanson Olty and points beyond. C. & N. W. TIMk TABLE OOIffO KAHT. Atlantic Ex 2^7 s. m. Limited Pa.i9».<:23 am. Clinton Pass....8:27 a. m. I>ctiverPa«»...10:28 a. m. Manhalltown Passenger ...1 :tO p. m. OOINftWICBT Pacific Ex ...... 2:25 a. m. Marsballtown . ni. . Denver Pa»!i...4 :M p. m. Clinton PMS.. 8:17 p.m. Limited PasslO:58p. m. FHKIOHT TRAINS THAT CARRY OOIKQ KA8T. OOI1TO WHtT. No. U...... 8.17 p. m. No. 8T> 7:37 a. m No, <G..._-. 8:40 B. m. No. 17 10:24 a. m IMPROVED FARMS —^IN £jee Countjy, Ills -, IOWA <&, KANSAS FOR SA.LK OR TRAHK. TOWN PROPERTY For sale, or trade for stock. TWO (JOOII HOIFHKM In Kock Falls, for sulc._ Call and see what the bargains are. EDWARD C. UNDERWOOD. pwttrrtt ' d Brp t ' losf ' wuo 'end this o then act; they will find honorable employment tlmt will not take them from their homes and families. Tho profits are large and sure for every Industrious person, many have made and are now making scvernl hundred dollars a month.—It- is easy for any out- to make $6 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 as well as any one. Write to us at once for full particulars, which we mall free. Address Btlnxon Co., Portland, Maine. dwt/ Notice to Land ^ A few choice tracts ot laud now In the hands of K. B. Hubbard, located In Iowa and Southern Minnesota, with . TITLES WMMTED PERFECT, While many of the lands now owned hy specn Inters are under a cloud of title. These lauds are sold with PERFECT ABSTRACTS: IIKICE8 FROM SIX TO TEN DOLLARS PER ACRE. I have also a FARM WEST of EMPIRE For sale cbeap, on which a good property in Sterling or Rock Falls will be taken as part pay inent. Now la the time to get good bargains. MAP* AND, DKMCKIPTIONt* Can be hod at m^ office, and cheap tickets to show western lands. HelayB are I>ang:erons on These liar F. B*HUBBARD. - l,and office opposite Mannerchor Hall, S Mtcrllne. in* KIRK'S FLOATING SOAP THE CHIEF for the Bath, Tollot and I-auridry. Snow Whlto and Absolutely Pure, If rout 1 denier does not keep White Clcmd Soup tend Iu cenu for sample Ctriio ui the ranker*, JKS.S. KIRK &CO., CHICAGO. WBIGrHT & WILLIAMS, PLDHBERS. GAS & STEM1 FITTERS Jobbing and Repairing JPromptly Attended to. Dealers In Lead and Wrought Tron Pipe, Wooci aud Iron Pumps, of all kind. Hose, Packing Hteam and Water Guagea, Valves, Fittings Hewer hliw, &c. Estimates made ou numbing, Bteam & Gas Job* Mr, B. F. WILLIAMS, Formerly with Wm. McCune & Co.. attends t wood and Iron pump setting and repairing. Mr, E, M, WRIGHT, Formerly with the Sterling Water Co., gives hi personal attention to all plumbing, steam an gas contracts. OUB LAMP PALACE la complete with the latest designs in Hanging Stand and Bracket Lamps, Burners, Chimneys &«. 1'rlceei to suit the tunes. Cull and sec ou Little Giant Lamp and Eureka Bufetr Valve. A work warranted. Your orders solicited. Telephone XI. Wait Mamie Block JBJL.U1S JL.1IVE. p UNNINQ THBEE WAGONS XV • A -U goods promptly delivered to any par of the city. Specialty of removing uousefiol goods and planou. [mhUyl] K H. W |T 4dv«rtlling i tMt pap«,oi obtain .-.<•„.• r.cn in Cn cigo, will fine It on filt H AVE YOUR BOOKS BOUND AT TH* O4&8TTSI BmDXS F. A LIFK OF GOOD DEEDS TALKING IN FAVOR OF PENSIONS. LOSEO IN THE DEATH OF CORCORAN THE PHILANTHROPIST. all of Tenrs find Ixived br 9<s Fellowmen II* Puntim Away to Tils Itawnrd— Sincere Sorrow nt the Capital—Mention of Somn of !*.» Mont Notable GUIs. WASHINGTON CITY, Feb. 'J5.—The ind of 11 enrthly things cimo to tho von-jrable W. f V. Corcoran at 0:30 «. m, Friday and thU ) ty Is in genuine mourning for tho loss of a j 'Hi whoso character was an honor to the j ountry. No other man here waa as well oved, and the evidences of regret are visible Mil. CORCORAN. ri the faces of citizens everywhere. Hlggs' >ank Is closed and imny institutions and iislness houses are draped In mourning, ''lags are also fluttering ac half-mast. Mr.' Corcoran died without a struggle. After the ronchinl tubes bad been clogged several imes,be ceased to breathe and died from suf- ocatlon unattended with any struggle. Hn ould have beoh 00 next December. William Wilson Corcoran was born in Georgetown, D. C., Dec. 27, 1798, his fath-r icing a native of Ireland who removed to Joorgotown in 17^7, and was for many years nayor of the town. The deceased was en- gnged In active business as jry goo<lB mer- hant, commission merchant, real estate" oaler and banker all his life, and accumu- ated a large fortuna The firm of Corcoran & Rlggs had a reputation for Qnanc||ri abil- ly second to no other firm In the country. In 18115 Mr. Corcoran married the daugh- r of Commodore Morris. Bhe died flv-j years later, leaving an only child, Louise, who In 1M!) wan married to the Hon. Qooriru fastis, then a .member of congress from Louisiana. Mm. EuetU, like her mother, nrvivod her marriage only a few years. It is, however, as a public benefactor^ and ihilanthropist tlmt Mr. Corcoran is bent known. His benefactions are of long staining. In 1847 ho purchased the site of Oak l cemetery, Georgetown, expended about $120,000 improving it, and presented the cemetery to hta native town. The Corcoran iallery of Art he established in 1&57, spond- ug about $300 ; 000,in fitting it up, and in •• ..... •" \-|'H HOUSE. addition establishing an endowment fund of nearly $1,000,000 for ita benefit. The war Interrupted nla plans wlthnspect to this structure, but at Its close be entered npon the work with increased energy, and transferred ills entire collection ot paintings, statuary and works of art to It Another of bis large public gifts is the Loulie home, which he founded In memory of bis wife. It la Intended as a home for .aged women of reflnenenf and education who by reverses of fortune have been reduced from affluence to poverty. This building cost about (200,000 and hai an endowment fund in addition of about ISOO.OuO, Mr. Corcoran has also 'made large and valuable gifts to the Washington Orpban a»ylum, v Columblon university, and many Institutions In the south. He also gave $100,000 to the Church of the Ascension of this city. To the University of Virginia bo has made gifts amounting to about $&K),OuO, besides a library of about 4,000 volumes. Mr. Corcoran's private life baa been, as' pure and unostentatious as his public benefactions have been munificent, and baa made bis name lovud and respected in bis native city and throughout the country. Dl»cus»lii|[ tha Fishery Treaty. OTTAWA, Ont, Feb. •<&— The senate and bouse considered the flshury treaty Friday during the debate on the address in relation to the governor's speech. The government'* speakers eulogized the treaty, the opposition denouncing it as sacrificing Canada in the Interest of • British manufacturers. In the houw Sir John MacDonald merely laid that be would not go Into the discussion on the truaty until all the papers were before the bouse, and be hoped the opposition would not delay necessary business, but would pass the address, Another Outrage by Bitltl-Knobbers. SPRINOFELD, Mo., Feb. S5 . — The Bald- Knobbura, who were thought to have been exterminated in this part of Missouri, made thoir presence known in a lively manner Friday morning. About 3 o'clock Albert Adair and bis brother-in-law, U J. Kenworthy, wui% taken from their beds aud beaten until they fainted from loss of blood. Ken worthy recognized the marauders, and had warrants issued for their arrest. Trouble 'ti expected in serving the warrants. Revolving Affalnit Adulterated Food. NKW YOUK, Feb. '.&— The produce exchange Friday adopted resolutions declaring tbat the growth of adulterated food product* threatens to Injure the character and commercial prosperity of the United Stateo, and urging national legislation to prevent such adulteration. The resolutions request other exchangoa throughout the country to co-operate' in this matter. • Took Too Much of » Peuftloo Fee. WABIUXGTON Crrf, Feb. iia.— The commissioner of pensions U advtsml that Ijaac VV. Bhipman, of VftdUerbbiir/, Ind., was arrested on tha £2 i Insl for receiving on illegal attorney feo of f-XJO iu tbu pou»u>n claim of Daniel W. Drulliuger. g** Tnerovr. Bt Louui, Uu.. ftb. Si.— J»k« (htudaor, at tt>!» city, »i -cttamplaa uanuiwi of Aat«r- tat, ha* chall«af»4 Joan T«unwr to row * tfar**>mil* MM* Mnndpmnn nnd Turple Ailvncnte Another Dependent Pensions Hill. " WAHniNOTort Crrr, Feb. 25.— The bill to pension disabled veterans and the dependent relatives nf dead soldiers and sailors was the topic of most of the talk in the senate Friday, Mandonon making the Qrst speech. He gave tho history of the bill tbat pamod in the lost congress and was vetoed by tha president. He spoke of tho veto as a "destroying voto," nnd as fifing "couched In words of condemnation and much verbosity." There hnd been no question of constitutional right involved in the vetoed bill; it had Involved simply the quration of wisdom and expediency. He expressed hii belief that tho majority of the ex-soldiers of tho Union thought tbat the time had not yet. come for a service pension law. They simply demanded that their disabled and enfeebled comrades should be taken from pauper homes &nd alms bouses, and should be furnished with pensions. It was Impossible, he said, to calculate the cost of the ponding bill; but it was no matter what It cost, provided the measure wai just and right He bj'loved that It would pa*s houses of congress without change, and that "in the present exigency" It would not receive the veto of the chief executlva. It '.he pn s'dont should feel an Inclination to [niter In the performance of his plain duty In ' this mnttiT ho would commend to him the words of the great martyr of liberty— the man who knew the soldiers' sacrifices and approved the result of their labors: "With mnlico toward none, with charity for all, with firmness In the right;" believing that, In reading them, be would find strength given him to do the like. Turplij madu an eloquent appeal in favor of the bill an a measure calculated to put the Indigent oi-noldiers In a position to enjoy tho calm Which had followed the storm and the peace which had succeeded the war. THE PRESIDENT IN FLORIDA. A Flying Vl.lt P.1,1 tn Pnlntk* and Book Ijedge. PALATKA, Flo., Fefe 25.— The president and party reached here at 10:45 Thursday night and stayed until midnight. An Informal reception on the stops of his car was held Friday morning, but hundred* did ' not get a nii'tit of him. ROOK LEDGE, Flo., Feb. 25. —The president and party ail-ived here by special steamer at 71 o'clook^Fi'tdaymorning. — After partaking of lunch Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland walked Inlf a mile among the beautiful palms and orangn groves, and on returning were photographed on the front steps of the Hotel Indian River. The building was beautifully decorated with a large variety of tropical plant*, fruits and flowers, artistically arranged. At i p. m. a magnificent lunch was spread under the giant live oakn on thu banks of the Broad river. Afterward a formal reception wus tendered the party and the guests wore introduced by J. M. I^ee, of the, hotel. A large number of people living on the river came hundreds of miles to see the presi lent and Mrs. Cleveland, and the latter wan greatly amused at some of the strange craft that landed at the dock. FLOODING RAIN AT MOUNT VERNON It I>oe» Htlll More Dnunlge to the \Vlnd- Rwept Town. MOUNT VKHNON, Ills., Feb. 25. — When the people of this benighted city avoke Friday morning they found new disasters to contend with. A heavy rain was falling, and many houses Were flooded, the rain pouring through the roofs. In torrents. The streets were ruuning witb water, and the prospect dlahuartenlng. In tho poati'fflcd the floors and mail bnga were covered, the roof being off the building. All the roof Is off the ou promo court house in the course of reconstruction, and the floods 'pB' s H! into the library and ran down lo the ground floor, where tho sick an I wounded are In the hospital, the canvass not being sufficient to turn the storm, and there is not one-tenth enough in the city. All day long it rained andpourei down as if determined 1 to finish the work of destruction. The chimneys and flues are nearly all down on the liouuos not destroyed, and many people can not have fired unti their bouses are repaired. If the bad weather continues thousands • of dollars' worth o! property will bo destroyed. There are but a few houses standing that would not be ru ined by continued rain. Minnesota VeU Finish Their Work. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 25.— The state G. A. H. encampment at ita session Friday morning transacted a deal of mlscellaneou 1 business. Among other things resolutions were passed asking the legislature to make Memorial Day! ,a legal holiday, and to preserve Its semi-religious character, and indorsing the pension ^ bill proposed by the national encampment. Officers were elected In the afternoon. J. H. Ege, o Minneapolis, .was elected commander, and permanent headquarters established here. The n»xt semi-annual encampment will be held at Morriss, Minn. Tho, eucampmen adjourned after an elaborate' public pro- gramme at night. A Flre-Bug ArreXed. ' EVANSVIU*, Ind., Feb. J5.— At 2:45 Prl day morning. Ore was discovered la the grocery and boat store supply .house of Willlam Bauer. Tha fire was kept from spreading, but B mer's stock and building was almost entirely destroyed. William Bauer, thi proprietor wus arrested, charged with arson. Ha was de ectod In the act of removing property an I II lug the building, by a boy living In the noifjh'jorbood who was awakened b; the noise. . Stolen Property Recovered. NEW YOHK. Fob. 25.— Djtectlve Rober Flnkerto i lit.it been advised ot the recovery by ) Is deU'rlives of all the property, valuot at $30,000, stolen from tho safe in the store 0 Chapmnn & Qule, jewelers, uf Norfolk, Vo, by burglars ou the night of Fek 4, and fo which Joe Qollard, alias Jooeph Murphy and Jack Walsh, alsas John Ward, were ar rested. The property recovered was foun buried in the country road seven miles from Norfolk. _ _ UI"<1 Saving He Wiin Polsoaei BBTXIKLYN, N. Y., FBU. 25.— Robert Mor rls. a retired baker, aged 73, died Friday wltl apparent symptom* of arsenical poisoning Uu lost words tq the doctor who had been summoned just in time to see him die wen that some one bad poisoned him. His seooni wife, a woman much younger than ho', say he was, made ill by over-eating. He leave* considerable money. Tne policu are invest! gating. _ > A I'.Jcelv.r Will Take UolO. ' DAYTON, O., Fob. 25.— la the application for a receiver for the D.iytou, Fort Wayu* I Cblcagq railway Friday, Judge Elliot granted the prayer of the applicant Th receiver w«i not named, but will be either H. O. MVahill or J. E. Qimperllnfr. Imports InBrwuiug, Uxports l>«cr*Afti W*siii*o7o» CITT. F»u. as. —Import* Vaa TJnt^od Biatas daring January put af f(r*gat?d Iu Tain* f&»,4.y?. 873. t^;ilua4 $41, 061,153 fu Jiuuary, :S67, Kxportt duruif $Tl, &•*,»» t >«gr»(*t to Juamry, M87. A-REPRESENTATIVE LIAR.' MPHAT1C TESTIMONY BEFORE THE COAL STRIKE INVESTIGATORa "Wo Operators ExprrM Themselves Very Forcibly It«iEtirrllnig Hon. Legislator JZT- nn*—A Rtrlke Imminent on the C. n. A Q. by the Locomotive Brotherhood. HAZI.KTON, Pa., Feb. 25.— the con gross! on- Commlttee inquiry was resumed Friday nlng. The first witness on the stand was homoa Campbell, of Freeland. His evl- enoo related to the company store charges or gonoral merchandl.io. Ho stated that tho ompany'rf store profits • were 100 per cent, igher than that of cash stores in IS80. In- eatljatlon showed profits in 1837 to be from ) to 7S per cent, higher. Later on be was nable to give a positive rate of profits, lie rat followed by Thomas A. Buckley, of 'reeland, who stated that he had followed le occupation of mining alibis life. He bought the corporations could pay better •ages. The average pay had dropped since 88) to the present time from 13.81 per day o about |S5 per month, or about one-half, while mine supplies bad been reduced less ian one-third. •, A, Pardee, of the firm of A, Pardee & Co. wail nexs on the stand. After answering a umber of unimportant qeetions as to age, ngth of time In business, eta, Mr. Fardee 'as requested to state the cause of the strike n this region. He believed the strike to have i caused by agitators who had led the men astray. He stated that he had always stened to any grievance presented to him y his own workmen, but would not pay attrition to leaders of organized labor. He laid emphatically: "We do not recognise and ever will recognize these associations. I ook upon the leaders as mischievous rascals, f our workmen by committee or person- lly came ( . to us we would listen to ny grievance they might present, jut as a committee representing their rganization we would have nothing .to do with them." Pard'e, just before closing his etitlmony, called attention to the testimony Hon. D. M. Evans, and branded it as alse and misleading, pointing out the un .ruths, and explaining the same for the ben iflt of the committee. The average rent charged miners was 1 2.75 per month, instead of'$5. Sift, ns stated by Evans. Pardee JMi'.l_tl]at th»_y«>ar)y_pay_durlng 88fl was $.",i)'',!xJO in cash, besides what was leJuctod from the minors' pay^or merchandise, rent, etc. The cost of mining a ton of coal Is over SI. During July and Augu.it ast the average pny for miners was $'i; com- mny miner*, $11.50. per week; laborers, ro-a $0.11 to $11.W per week; outside labor- era, from »1 to $1.25 per day. "Th • strike i due, 1 suppose, to tho fact that we would not recognize the Knights .of Labor and Amalgamated association. I have no more objection to my employes joining labor organizations than I have to them joining the Methodist church." ' Calvin Pardoo was nezt called and was ex- mined -by Judge Parker. His testimony was similar to that of his father, and in some Instances more direct to the point regarding Hon. D. M. Evans' testimony. Ha ;ook occasion to state . that "although Evans is the representative from this region, he is also the representative liar of the region." A. B. McClelland, of Drlfton, one of the managers of the Cross Creek Coal company, and Mine Inspector Roderick, was called upon. Their testimony was similar to that of tho Pardees, and closed the evidence at .his place. The committee left here for Mauch Chunk at 4:03 p. m. Friday. Evann' testimony which was so emphatically re'erred to by the above witnesses, was In substance that the condition of the men in the region wis pitiable; they could not, under the store system and the rates paid, got enough to oat ana wear.. Some of the miners never saw a dollar In cosh. The men who lived right at the mines wore chorgec $3..10 a ton for stove coal and wore compellec to pay for so much a year whether they us* it or not. The company stores charged from IU to 15 percent, more than tho Indlvidua stores, and many of tho miners were practically compelled by necessity to buy their supplies at thoHo stores. A STRIKE ON THE "a" ROAD. The Brotherhood of Engineers at Logger head* with the Company.^ : . CHICAGO, Feb. 25.— Chief Arthur, of thi Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, says tbat all the officials of the Chicago, Burling ton & Qulncy have refused to grant the de manda of the men, and If tbeey continue todi so, every passenger and freight engineer wll be ordered out The demands of'the men are tbat the company Increase their wages to the price paid by 00 per cent, of the railway In the country, as they claim. Chief Ar thur says he asked the officials to give 3X cents per mile, and the officials : would no boar to It He says it will be the flrs time in ten year* that the Brotherhood has bad to resort to a strike. The sanction o Chief Arthur and Grand Master Bargen carries with it the approval and support o all tho locomotive engineers and firemen In the country, and the fight will be a stubborn one. A Big Steel riant Closed. FrrrsBimo, Pa, Feb. 25.—The workmen o the Edicar Thompson Stool-works, at Brad dock, Friday,,had a meeting with Capt. W R. Joiiw, who stated to them that no arbl tratiou on the subject of wages would be agreed to by tho firm for a loss period than a year. The employes then gave Superintend ent Jones four days' notice to shut down tu two blast furnaces now running, which t considered a fair limit to allow them to be banked without loss to the firm. This closes the Edgar Thompson works, the largest an most complete steel plant in the country. , A Coucesilon br Reailiag. READING, Pa., Fub. 26.—One of the mos interesting announcements to the miners Thursday emanated from the office of Gen eral Superintendent Whiting, of the Readln, company.* It was in tho nature c an order reducing the price of sup piles which the miners secure from tha com pany. The supplies Include powder, oi* picks and fuss and' other material used b; the miners while at work, and the effect o the order reducing the price of. them is virtually to advance wages. I Had a Reason for Levmitlux, BCBUYLER, Neb., Feb. <!5.— John LaPachi ex-county treasurer of this (Colfax) county left for parts unknown a week ago, ba nothing was thought of hit absence at the time. However, It has since been discoverer that be is short la the state funds »7,445.87 He was prominently mentioned tor stale treasurer and has been very popular. The Iowa Dta MOISKS, In., Kub. ai— The defeated lb» bill Mtablishlug • law library In rooms ayurt from tb« litura-y it'id btstor- ie*l library, and pAiwd the UcVuy b»»lth bill »nUrgni|f tha power* of tl>« itaM bum of iwiltb. 1 b* bouM deb«Ud Ih • railway bill til 4*y, voting down all but «o5 reaching tb« AaaJ vuta. THE BUSINESS IN CONGRESS. ery Little of General Interest Ootng on In Flther Hoaae. WASHINGTON CITT. Feb. 26.—A bill to revent bookmakingand pool-selling on horse ces in this city was reported to the senate riday. A resolution was adopted Inquiring '. the prn^Ment ai to the facts in the matter f allegiKl prohibition of Importation into ranee of Amei l«n products, and what eps this government Is taking in regard leroto. Tho Nicaraugua canal Incorpora- on bill was considered without action, and ion the bill granting pensions to disabled etorana and the dependent relatives of de- cased veteran* wna taken up, and Mander- ton and Turple advocated ita passage. With- ut coming to a vote on the bill the senate eld a secret session, and then adjourned un- 1 Monday. The bans) received an estimate from the reasury for $.'!UO,000 for the Highwood mlll- .ary post near Chicago, and a petition of \000 New York citizens (presented by Cox) avoring the proposed legislation for postal mployes. The home then went into com- .itteo on the private calendar and after assing upon thirteen of^the thirty-four laims in a bill allowing In the aggregate bout (100,000 for stores and supplies for the army and reported by the court of claims, 3e commltte roio and the committee on elec- lons reported in favor of seating Davidson n the MoDuffle-DavidRon contest from AU- 3ama. A minority report in favor of Mo- )uffie was presented by ' Lotlge. The resolu- lon for an Investigation of the sugar trust the treasury was reported back with a recommendation that it lie on the table. Jpringer reported adversely tho bill todlvide )akota Into two stales, and Bnkor presented minority report hi favor of. division. The louse then adjournod. . ALLEN O MEYERS TESTIFIES. HE PRINTS THE NEWS." A SPARTAN-LIKE EDITOR PUBLISHES HIS SON'S DISGRACE. H« Denies Connection with the Colnmbns T»lir-Sltei>t Fraud, COLUMBUS, O., Fob. £5. —Thp croBi-exam- natlon of Protocoling Attorney Huling was continued In the tally-sheet trial Friday morning, Con>ors8 attempting to show by ilm bow and by what Inducement* he had secured evidence in this case. Allen 0. Myers woo then called and exam- nod by Col Taylor. Myers specifically denied all Ibo allegations made by Granville connecting him with the forgery. The cross-examination of this witnora was conducted _by__ L. L..Mil!a, of Chicago, [t was an exhibition of brilliant reparte* 1 , which the crowd enjoyed very much. The ltt«yor put his questions very rapidly, .lying'to throw the witness off his guard, iut the nnswors c.imo just as rapidly, and of the wit and sarcasm the lawyer got the worst. A telegram, said to have been sent jy the witness, was produced, but the witness pronoimc ;d it a forgery. It is under stood to be a valuable piece of evidence, and ;he original tologram from the telegraph office will tw oft ired. OH! MY HEAD. The ImllanHpoIla Cue* INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 25.— The largest crowd which has yet assembled in the trial of the election conspiracy cases greeted Justice Harlau Friday morning to hear the argument on the application for a writ of error. Coy and Bernhamer were brought into the court-room junt as Justice Harlan and Judge Woods entered. Holsteln opened for the defense, and was followed by Busklrk and McNutt The government will be heard next, but a decision is not looked for before Monday. • IT WAS SOME OTHER The Alli'Kiil Arrest of Tiisoott Turns Out To ISo u Koumn'oe. . . CuiCAQO. Feb. 25.—Chlnf of Police Hubbard received a dispatch Friday night from Detective Alclrich,who was sent to Lebanon, Mo., to identify tho man arrested there as Tascott, the 8m;ll murderer. The dispatch simply sold: "Wrong man. Leave for Chicago at 11 o'clock with picture." The police now think tbat Tascott has newer left the city and is kapt In hiding by friends until he can ba sent away sifely, and they will, while not neglecting outside clews, keep a strict lookout here. Tile I'nclfln Hallways. WASHINGTON CITY, Fab. 2!>.—In response to an invitation Messrs. Littler and Anderson, of th« Pacific railways commission, appeared before the committee on Pacific railways Friday morning. Mr..Littler urged tho construction of a bill ou the lines of the majority report of the commission, and said the Union Pacific under economical management could pay all Ita debt; Anderson spoke In the saino strain. A letter was read from C. F. Huntington in which be said the Central Pacific had begun the establishment of a sinking fund whan the Thunnan bill took the whole mitter out of tha railway'! bands, and that the government having impaired the earning capacity of "the company by chartering and assisting other liens, the payment of the.firet mortgage and subordinate lines would have to be postponed for a long lima ! Late Sown Wheat Looks Weakly. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. So. —The Northwestern Millar publishes a review of thereon- dltiou of the winter wheat crop, compiled from extensive• rsports, and summarizes the situation as follows: The area' comprising Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio yielded In 1SVT, In round numbers, W2,000, OIK) bushels of wheat, and Is the most important portion of the winter wheat bolt' The reports from these states bring out very forcibly this fact: That the late sown wheat to-day Is in a weakly condition. It looks to-day as'If the condition of the' wheat in Kansas waa better than in any other slate In the winter wheat belt A very large percentage of the wheat was sown late. Still Carrying Wheat at Cat Rates. " MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Fob. B5.—The National DUpatcb (Grand Trunk), In spite of the order of the trunk link commissioner to raise the Chicago-New York grain rate to 27}£ cents, is maintaining the old 25 cent rate, anil wheat Is going from bare to New York by the National Dispatch at 82.'^ cent*. This Is also the rate via the Soo road, but the lat.er has given notice of a raise to 85 cents, to go into effect Fob. 2b. Killed by Exploding Oil. BCWACO, N. Y., Feb. 25.-A still at th« Atlas Ol refinery in this city, containing 6,500 barrels ot oil, exploded ubout 10 o'clock Friday morning doing damage to the extant of t'J.MX' and instantly killing an employe named Charles Swansea. Supnrlntendent McQrady was also severely injured-by the shock. . A Surprise to the Gladstonlan*. / LONDON, Fab. 2&. —The election at Don• oaster Friday was a complete surprise to the Oladstoniana, * ho felt confidant of victory, the result being the return of the Diilontol candidate, Hon. Henry FiUwllllam, who received &,e-vi votes, Mr. Spencer Balfour, Uu QladacouinD candidate, receiving S,-»'3 vote*. Hulllgua'i Mardaror Kxplted. CUEVKL^ND. 0., F*U a.— Blitiky Morgan, who wo* wntaoond to b« hvug on March Ifl for ib« murd«r of Detaetlv* Hulilgm, wa» Friday uutil April a. Demoralized by Dime-Novel Rending tb« Young Man Plans an Abdnctlon for Dollar* and Cent* Which Ends In Fftllaref the Jail, nnd Hi* Father's Shame, NEW YORK, Fob. 23.—A little sheet containing about as much matter as a column and a half of an ordinary paper and printed on one side only was Itsued Thursday at On- Cool i» MIlls,Ta.~7li! plane In The Wage-Earners' Journal, and the reason why this newspaper so suddenly reduced Its slza Is told by the editor, R. A. K nsloe. The matter la the little sheet Is confined almost entirely to a case of kidnaping. In which one of the principals was the editor's son. The story is headed: "The Onreola Kidnaping Case." Mr. Kinsloe, who tells the entire story In a dignified yet touching way, not attempting in the least to cover up bi» his son's wrongdoing, begins the story by saving: "It I* not an easy matter for the writer to send the facto herein contained" broadcast to the public, but justice to all parties demands that It be done." It appears from the story that on Friday evening, Feb. 17, Gertie, the 15-year-old daughter oC H. J, Walker, a leading and prosperous cltlzm of Oscoola, visited ayonng friend In the town, after promising her mother that she would return home early. The girl left her friend at S:80 la the oven- Ing, and wai on her way home, when, near an old, deserted building, she was seized, a shawl pulled over her shoulders and head, and she was dragged Into the cellar. Her hands were then bound, and she was told that If she made 'an outcry she would be killed. Bhe was asked If she knew who bod her. Upon her replying In the negative, she was told that her captor was one Will Greenwait. Then her captor, keeping the shawl tight over her bead, led her out and up several street*, finally taking her Into the buUdlnp In which Thr \V«£e- earners' Journal I* printed. Her captor le.iv- ing her, Or rile made no outcry, but obtained a knife from her pocket by pulling her dress around, cut the cords that bound her, for the abductor had tied her ankles together and laid her on a pile of exchanges. After freeing herself, which she accomplished just as morning dawned, Gertie escaped from the building and ran home. Bhe told her story, not omitting to state that no violence had been done to her person, and then she was prostrated by fright and nervousness. While she had been tied In The Wage- Earners' Journal office the whole (own had turned out to hunt for her. The factories blew their whistles, the town bells were rung, and the neighbors ran hither and thither, looking in all sorts of places, expecting to find her dead body. Her father, happening to look in the cellar of the deserted building, found there bis child's hood and a partially eaten stick of candy. This confirmed the worst suspicions, and believing that tramps had kidnaped the girl, word waa sent to adjoining towns, so that the abductors might not escape. Then Editor Kinsloe advanced the theory that it was not the work of tramps; that the deed bad been committed by some one In town; that the child, either dead or alive, would be found In town, and suggested that the mayor call a meeting, offer a reward, send word to " neighboring towns, and than make a thorough search of every building in town. This plan was about to be adopted, when, as before detailed, the child returned, and from searching for Gertie the scene in an instant changed to a wild chase for the abductor. —..TV.. A. Kinsloe, the eldest ion of the editor, aged 18 years, was the guilty one. Ha eluded bis pursuers until noon, when he was captured and lodged in jail, that course being thought advisable on account of the excited condition of the people. He was unarmed, and did not even own a pistol Bays his father In the little sheet: The excitement Is not to be wondered at, for the knowledge as to who committed the act and the return ot the child followed so quickly that no time was givrn fur our people to grow more calm, even though many knew Onrtle had not been seriously harmed. The high state of feeling being only a natural result following the commission of a heinous crime believed to have been committed, we have neither any right nor any deolre to consuru. Bad as It Is, we thank Ood It U no worse. Editor Kinaloe went to the jail to see hii boy. The latter said his plan was to keep the girl until a reward was offered for her return. Trashy literature, which be bad been In the habit of reading with other boys, had Inflamed bis mind. He accused nobody of oo-nperatlon with him In the abduction, and says he was. under the Influence of liquor at the time. He asserts that he never thought of doing the girl any violence, his only purpose being to bide her until a reward was offered for her return. How he was to obtain the money without criminating himself he seems not to have .considered, the scheme having been worked out only so far as ob- taing possession of the girl and the securing of a hiding place. After placing her In the building, and still somewhat under the ef- fecta of liquor, be, In order to wear off Its effects, ran twice to the school bouse and back, to the station and- back—more than a mile—then home, where be kept tally for several games of dominoes a few lady guests wore playing, and then retired. In concluding the story of the abduction the father says: Active in our- efforts to obtain knowledge of the guilty onu, our Keen sympath • an I the sympathy of our family for Mr. and Mrs. Walker, the trauafer of trouble from their shoulJora to our own came like a thunderbolt from a c'ear sky, and we have the best reason to know that the sympathy of Mr. and Mr«. Walker goes out to ua In as full measure as ours went out to them. Then tbu editor tells the public that owing to the circumstance*, the fact that the boy who helped him Is gone and tha sickoeu of another of his compositors, it waa impossible for him to got out a pnpur this week oud tha little sheet was 'ssuud instead. Mr. Kinsloe U apparently weighed down by sorrow over the position of his boy, and offers bis journal for sale at a great sacrifice. He says at the foot of the little paper that his journal has a good patronage and bettor prospect*, and that the public will Aid hit reasons for selling out in the story be hai written about his wayward son, The Bed Crou to the Kraoqe. WASHINGTON CITT, Feb. i&—Mis* Clart Barton, president of the Aronrlcan Red Croat association, in conversation with a representative of the United Prat respecting Red Crow work, said she was very much iuter- eotfid in the Mt. Veraon, I1U, disaster, and was endeavoring to render additional assistance to the sufferers. Bhe uyt « movement will be begun at once 'to collect oootriituttoiu for th« destitute in that vicinity. The pnln from Neuralgia ami its companion diw^c IlheurnRti^m is excruciating. Thousnm! 1 ) "-vhn could be quickly CUP.K! arc m!* i »Il'v«ly suffering. Ath-lo-phn-rfts will Jo for others what it ditl for.thb following parties : WrniamTpoTt. Ind., Oct. B, IS?T. Harincbwn *tlltct"d with nfmnUjfU for th^pifrt, fimrytwm, and trjinit*!ni ( j«toTt»nf* thing, but in T*in. I finally h«ftrd nf Atlik>- phom«. After taking- onebottl** I fonml It to b* h-lptnR mo, nod after tnklnft fi>nr txrt- tlfwof Athlophnrtmand rmf nf Film, I frranrl thut I wmentirpJy w»Il. 1 think the mmtl- cin« la pewit irtijy » unm cmr*. , CHAnncrT B. Rrrrnirrjc. Mt. Cmrmnl. IH.. J>w, K. IW7. - I hire need Athlnphnroft In my famil? urnS find it to h« the jrrT»it t *' ! t mpdinne tor nwu- ralet* in eifni-rnr* and h&vinit hnd {tiffing* f»"t«-n»>d npon m« for (tic put i'Ki yesM I know wherwif I npwik, Mna. JULIA Cim-TOjf. cents for the Iwnutifnl mloreil pic- tun-, "MonrMi MnMen." THEATHLQPHORQSCQ. 112 Waft St. It. Y. roar r0t*n*r for tho Orlcrlnal 93 1 Bcwmr* of Imitation*. .JAMES MEANS* S3 SHOE. Unexeallixl tn ...-mfort and «4p. '. A poetaleonlwut UJtwUlbrtnffyou luforn'ft. ilort how t<» fMM thl* Hill* taanyStatcorTCTTllory^ J.Ueans&Co., 41 Unco»n St., Boaton, HUM, \BVmtT This shoe stands Mtrlier In (he wtlmatton ot Weartrt than any othi r In the World. Thou-amls Thow—wu will tsUjon thurtiion iryoa uk them. J. R. BELL&SGN Will sell them to yon U yon will give them' •, ohanca, as well as| . FINE CLOTHING. & new and desirable stock of which they have ob band. Don't think ot going anywhere •Ue, i : as no one else In the city keeps The James Means Shoe I Or u fine and OT.OTHINO AS they do THE CHICAGO AND WESTERN VW RAILWAY. RAILWAY. Penetrate* the Centres of Pop>la-CI Itloa !•] ILLINOIS, IOWr\, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, DAKOTA, NEBRASKA AND WYOMING, Ita TBA1J8 f* KB VICE U carefully arranged to meet requirements of local travel, as well as to furnish the most attractive Routed or. through travel between Important TRADE CENTRES'. AlT8 KOUIPMKST of »ay »«d Parlor Oars, Dining and Palace Bleeping Oars It without rival. ITS ROAD-BKO li stone-ballasted Bteel.; The North-Western In the favorite route tor the Commercial Travel, the Tourist and the seekers alter new homes In the Ooliteo Northwest. Detailed Information cheerfully furnished by TV. A. FOTVX/ER, A«ent, BTKBLXHC). J. SI. WHITMAN. H- O. WIGKJBK. Vlce-Pres. & Oen. Hangr. Traffic Manager. 1 P. f IL80I, fiu'1 PuMigu Ajot HO HOUSEHOLD SHOULD BE VITHP'JT : * «TH1CTLV VIOIVAUS MULTklS* fkMILT MIDItmL Grief of ill* Gorman BXBLIH, Feb. sa.— Th« empress' anxiety over the condition of tha orown prluce turn thro BO b*r. iuto a state at narvouj ftidt*- meat which ia becoming alanuing to hat physician* 8h» hi» l»toly become oaabU te ib«d tears, and continuf In tbat ttate dttplt* all eSorU to prodae* * nmatioK. Tb« peror cotutantlr iatpiorM hi« phriiciaa pwmlt aim to jatnuef w 8a« E»twx The najorlty of the ilU of Una human body arts« from a diseased IJv«r. Simmons Liver Regulator has been the means • of restoring more people to health and happiness by giving them « healUiy Liver than any other ag«ncy on earth. •T.E'THAT TOC GET THE GKHtrxsot. LADIES! Da Your Own Dyeing, at E/MM, with , PEERLESS DYgS They wia die *»erytoing, Tlw>? wressld where. Prtow I9c. a paottsa»-40 ixtloca. fe&ve oo feqcsibt f &f &tf&&jrta, £&ri3dQ&&A4Ml, A.. In Pnskj«e« or Sat Fa2n«i» alCoSair, or

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