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ALTON WEEKLY TELmBAPH, THUBSBAlT, jJlllNOIS TERMINAL WANTS ItVEE PRIVILEGES Felltlcn to «e City Courcll Being Prepared to Admit the Terminal Co. to the Upper levee. The Illinois Terminal Oo. deiires to secure privileges on the leveo where it may do switching for the manufacturing interests there. To accomplish this It will ask the City Council to grant a franchise to lay its track from Henry street to Plaaa street to connect with the joint track on the levee. When the franchise is allowed the Illinoin Terminal will purchase an interest In the joint tracks at the mills and will then be in a position to exercise the functions of a terminal railroad by hem? connected with all the r ilroHilf in Alton and the Wabash aod fl. V.T Leaf at Edwardsville. It issuid Miriher extensions and con- nertioM- are projected by the Illinois Terminn) that will give it the very best <>f freight facilities and will assist the iim-nla Glass Oo wonderfully in sei'iirn.K freight rates for its out put. The petition asking the Council to pass tti«- ordinance will be circulated atnone i be business men for signatures at one-. It Is proponed that the Council grant ro the Illinois Terminal the right '» lay a track alongside the Bait, Lin,-tracks. The Belt line and 'the Illinois Terminal have so far faile'i '" "greeon a price for a half imor.Ht in the Belt Line track from Langlo" to Market streets and the Term'mil wants to have an independent truck. The trouble between,these rival o •• orations dates back to the tlm« wt>. n the Illinois Terminal was first conceived and the Council was asbert in urant a franchise to it for trBCh privileges, which the Belt Line subcf-q "'titly obtained. Since then the fewii'iu between the two has been anytht",.- but cordial and efforts have been mmle to force the Belt Line to take up the track it had laid, because the i rack had not been put into use as was specified in the franchise ordinance. Now the Illinois Terminal proposew to build a track if it can secure ttie franchise. first Cousins Married. An i ->t-resting romance has developed in i he last few days in which true l»vn laughed at state laws that would have prevented this marriage, and the couple traveled 200 miles to a state where the law does not forbid cousins marrying each other. It has leaked out that Mrs. Mary Qottlob of this city, and Morris Motherway, of Auburn Park, III., were clandestinely married at Paducah, Ky., Wednesday. The bridal couple, In addition to being mau ami wife, are first cousins and belong t.o a well known Alton family. Mrs. Gottlob aaid nothing to her friends of her intended marriage and secretly left the city last Tuesday to , be joined at Godfrey by Mr. Mother way, who works on the Chicago and Alton and lives at Auburn Park. The laws of Kentucky permit the mar- \riageofflrst cousins, so the couple went to that state to be married. It is understood by their friends here that the wedding took place Wednesday at Paducah, Ky., and they returned to Auburn Park to make their home. Mrs. Qottlob was the widow of Wm. Qottlob and had lived here all her life. She has a brother, Ed. Motherway, and a sister, Mrs. Jas. Kirwin, living In Alton, and two children. Her friends in Alton were much interest ed in tbe ruu>ora that abe was to be married, but she would give no information. The aeoret leaked out, however, and on the beat of authority, it ia stuteil by her friends, the wedding took place. Tbe newly married cotipln (Hissed through Alton on the 10:06 0. & A. train Thursday on tho'r way IIUIDO. A Pretty Reception. O in - f the delightful "at homes" of tbe hot day season was given at tbe reatdenue of Mrs. A. L. Drury at 1419 Henry mreet, by the Misses Drury, Mrs. Sylvester Farley, Mrs. J. Elmer Whitney, tbe Misses Hathewaj, on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 5 o'clock. The parlors were tastefully decorated wiib holly and roaea. An orchestra lu the ball played behind a screen of palms and ferns. Tbe hostesses were assisted In the dinning room by Misses Hilda Hewitt, Alice Hewitt, Elizabeth Watson, Harriet Mills, Bessie MoAdamB and Laura Baker. The Tbe dinning room waa decorated with carnationa and ferna. Mra. Sadie HopkluB and Miss Everts served frappn from an Ice bowl which WHS biuiked around with fnrua and rosea. Dr. deblols Honored. K. deBloli?, Into President ROUNDING UP A OANO OF THIEVES. They Were Systematically Stealing. Hltfeiln Jersey County and Operated from Alton. A gang of thieves who have been systematically stealing hides and other things from Jersey county farmers in the vicinity of Brighton and Jersey villo, has been unearthed by the Alton police and Jersey county authorities Sheriff Keller was down from Jeraeyville last night to investigate the matter and to interview George Woods who had been approached by members of the gang to induce him to enter into the work and to assist them in disposing of the hides. Farmers and hide dealers in the vicinity of Jerseyville and Krlgoton have been losing many hides lately and suspicion was fastened on George Laws, as being responsible. Laws tried to induce Woods to join the gang und to assist him, but Woods declined to accept the offers Laws made. Laws came to Alton many times and shipped the hides from here. His wife was here and.when the police made it hot for her husband and he left the city, she went to Lttchfleld. Sheriff Keller was notified that nbe was in Litchfleld and also that her husband was probably there. Tho supposition proved correct and Laws was arrested a few days ago. George Woods made a clean breast of his part of the affair, and gave much valuable information to Sheriff Keller last night. The value of the hides stolen amounts to many hundreds of dollars and the thefts were committed during a period of'several months. Death of Mrs. J ane Powrle. Mrs. Jane Powrie, wife of James Powrle, who is known up and down the river as "Scotch Jimmy," died a* her home on Scotch Jimmy's Island Thursday morning, at age of 60 years. She had been ill one year and death resulted from the feebleness of old age. She leaves her husband and two children, one of whom, Mrs. Lewis Young, lives in Alton. Mrs. Powrte came from Scotland when a young woman and settled on the isl • and that has been known by the soubriquet of her husband ever since. They made their home there for over forty years and were known to all river men and hunters. Fisher Helped Himself. George Fisher, a waiter who had been dismissed from the hotel at Third and Market sts, Friday morning took revenge by stealing the overcoats, clothes, shoes and jewelry of some of the boarders. Fisher borrowed an overcoat from Paul Jewett saying he would return it. Tbe overcoat was not returned, and a search of their rooms by some others showed Fisher had been impartial In his thefts. He took a watch and chain, vest, coat and shoes from R. D, Greenlee. Paul Jewett lost a coat, pair of pants, shoes and some little trinkets. His victims will cauee a warrant to be issued for Fisher's arrest. He has not been seen since the clothing was missed. Tom Jett's Bill. Tom Jett has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that he hopes will make him famous. Tbe bill would extend the right of trial by jury in United States courts to all persons who are charged with contempt of court or with violating any order cr decree of court or judge, except in cases where contempt of court may be committed in its presence. Mr. Jett says his bill is intended to put an end to unmerited punishments such as have been meted out to citizens who refused literally to obey the commands of Injunctions issued by United States Judges. ALTON MAN 15 NGtlTilYa A BIO TRUST. of SliurlleU College, and now pastor of the Baptlnt ohuroh at Elgin, in this State, has recently, on nomination of the Executive Council, boon elected to membership iu tho American Ho- olal Science Anaooiutlou, one of Uio oldest'BclentiUo Bociotle* lu tho country, and the moat exclusive. Thin bouor was oxteudod "ia recot-nition of distinction attained in education." Membership in thin body uarrius with itmembershlpjiu the National Institute of Art, Science and Letters. Mrs, Martha Ooualoy, of Sedaliu, Mo,, IB visiting relatives In Alton for a tew days. May Appoint a New brand Jury. The County Board of Supervisors will probably appoint a grand jur> at the January meeting to conform with tbe opinion of tbe Supreme Court that the grand jury must be selected from the county, one member from each township. The grand jury appointed at the December meeting of tbe county board is entirely from Alton and IB not legal. The county board will appoint the grand jurors, and it rests with the Judge of tbe court whether the grand jury will be summoned. Real Estate Transfers. The following transfers of real estate have been filed for record at Ed ward*ville: Louise Sohaperkotter to 8. Mueller, part of block 30, Hunter's addition to Alton, $485. A. Wegener to Lorenz Stobr, lota 1 to 5, block si, part lot 1, block 12, tract on Eastou street and quarry equipment, 84,500. V. Wolf to Luella Gray, lot as, block 6, Highland Park, «200; Milnor Jiloh- mo ml and others to '1'hos. Cowling, lot 7, block 37, «t300. It in Hiiicl that the Alton mautige- muut uoutemplatcn tin extensive and expousivo beauUllcatlou ot road and grouiuitt between Chicago und Hi. Louis. The id an in to transform depot ground** into well-kept luwna, set olT witti IKnvur boitd ami shrubbery, and t'j &!'"' (l 'o fonc.iv along the tracks COUIH of attractive paint- The January issue of stock in the I'IUHH Building and Loan AoBoclatiou has boon subscribed and will not be ' ottered for eale. Truman A. Taylor, Superintendent of the Water Works Seeks to Prevent the Consolidation of steeping Car Companies. Truman A. Taylor, superintendent of the water works system of Alton, stepped into . national prominence, yesterday, through the medium of a suit be instituted to restrain the proposed consolidation o' the Wagner Palace Car Company with the Pullman Company, The suit, is for an injunction ttfld the complaint was filed, by Mr. Taylor in the Circuit Court of Cook county Thursday. Tbe complaint, after reciting In detallthe acts of tbe directors and stockholders of both com-' panies leading up to the proposed sale of the Wagner Company to the Pullman Company, asks that the injunction of the court be issued to restrain the consummation of the proposed purchase until tbe hearing of the suit and until final hearing that a temporary order be entered, restraining the carrying out of the contemplated purchase or from issuing or delivering any of its stock to the Wagner Company, or any of its agents. The reason alleged why the injunction should be issued is that the proposed merging; of the Wagner Palase Oar Company into the Pullman Palace Oar Company will create a.trust in and a monopoly of the sleeping and parlor car business. Mr. T. A. Taylor was seen today at the office of tho Boston Water and Light Company with reference to tbe suit be has entered. He declined to diacuBS the matter and referred the inquirer to his attorneys in Chicago, who, he said, would give out any information they see fit to make public, Mr. Taylor said he is a share holder in the Pullman Company, but he declined to say what or how many share holders he represents in the suit. Mr. Taylor represents large money interests in the East in tbe Boston Water and Light Oo. and this wealthy corporation is supposed to be at his back in the suit. Mr. Taylor frankly admitted that he was the person who brought the suit in the Chicago court. It will thuj be seen that an Alton man will have the credit of originating legal proceedme that may prevent tbe formation of a monster trust in sleeping cars. Macoupln County Couple Elopes. A couple of Macoupin county young people.came here Thursday to be married notwithstanding the opposition of the parents of the bride. The couple was Ira B. Harlan and Miss Mary E. Adams, both of Chesterfield. Poli-e Magistrate Few performed the ceremony at noon, which was witnessed by a sister of tbe groom, Miss Eunice Herlaii. The bridegroom was 23 years of age and the bride was 18 years. She t )ld that she had been engaged to Harlan since she was sixteen and would have been married one year ago but for parental opposition. Her father refused to consent and tbe wedding was postponed. The bridegroom was connected with a newspaper at Chesterfield and secured a position with a paper at Nevada, Mo. In order that they need not be separated the young couple agreed to marry and eloped to Alton. They left for Nevada, Mo., Thursday evening. Ice Fields Preparing for the Harvest. The fields of crystal on tho bay behind the dike are ripening rapidly for the harvest. Where the Huse-Loomis Ice Oo. cut away the drift ice in order to allow tho formation of a clear field there stretches an expanse of ice, smooth as glass, that shimmers with a blinding reflection when the sun shines upon it. Tbe ice was three inches thick this morning when Superintendent Zimmerraann measured it. Tbe ice is thickening ut the rate of two inches every twenty• four hours, and at tbe present rate with a continuance of cold weather ice-cutting will be under full headway about the middle of next week. Preparations for storing 75,000 tons of ice have been made across the river but should the cold weather last long enough tbe amount could be increased 10 100,000 tons of crystal ice. city, has Louis for THE latest bensatlon In Europe is A atory from Germany that that country and'oreat Britain are to divide Por tugal's possessions in Africa, England taking Delagoa bay and Germany secures all the Portuguese colonies in Asia,inolitding the Malay archipelago; Goa in India, Damas and Macao, a Portuguese seaport town in China, and aho all the Portuguese territory north of the /i.vmbesi, except a three- mile strip reserved by the British for Cecil Rhodes' railway. Tble would insure, so the Berlin advices state, the co-operation of Germany with England, if UuflK'a and France interfere. Gov. Tanner, last evening in Springfield, before a large company of bis friends, announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election as Governor. He said that he had been told that bis name on the ticket would be an injury to it, and might defeat the re-election of his old friend, Senator Onllorn, and the electoral ticket. He said that he did not care to in any way jeopardize the interests of the party, and therefore would not be a candidate. There was just a shade of bitterness in the Governor's reference to Senator Cullom when he said: ( 'I have been told that my old political friend, Senator Oullotn, has stated on several occasions that I would defeat him for re-election and the State ticket, if I was renomlnated.'' NEWSPAPER correspondents in London argue tnat there will be no more fighting it) South Africa before March. They base their theory oil the fact that Lord Kitchener, the hero of the Soudan war, never moves until he has everything ready, and that he pays no attention to tbe clamor of the home government for a forward movement. Lord Roberts, the new Oommander- in.Chief, is of tbe same turn. Both of those men will take their time to prepare, and will get reinforcements. It is now claimed that Bailer's forward movement was precipitated by urgent messages from the home government, but possibly tb.3 correspondents do not know any more about What has been done, or will be done, than the public. The censor has his blue pencil well in hand and little of interest escapes him. THE name "Perry Mason & Co.' 1 has become a household word in America. Probably 95 per cent, of tbe readers of the Youths' Companion believed that Perry Mason was a man who was toe senior proprietor of the paper. But tbe death of Daniel 3. Ford in Boston Sunday, Dec, 24, at tbe age of 77 years, reveals that there never was any one in connection with the Youths 1 Companion of that name. Perry Mason & Oo. was wholly fictitious and was assumed- by Mr. Ford, who was the real owner and editor of the Companion, Behind this name Mr. Ford hid talents which would have made him famous. It is only at bis death that he receives any credit for the great work he has done in building up that prince of juvenile journals, the Youths' Companion. Mr. B. H. Ooyle, of this been appointed agent at St tbe Hooaao Tunnel fast freight, with office at 201 Railway Exchange Build- Ing, vice Mr. J. J. Mllleiaen resigned. Barney ia one of those fellows whose ability will not remain concealed and he has many friends who will be glad with him at his promotion, Attorney O. D. Leach, ot Jersey- vine, has fallen into a good place in tbe reorganization of the Chicago und Alton by the Uarriman intertmta. llu has been appointed claim agout for the eastern division of the C. and A. The appointment IB to take effect January i, iliuu. Mr. Loach has nerved ia u similar capacity for tho St. Louto-l'eorla Line and was with tho Bluff Line aiaco it was built. Two New York Capitalists. Frank Battles, ot Philadelphia, ami H. H. Harrison, of New York, two capitalists interested hi the Alton Railway, Uau and Electric Light Co., were in Alton today to inspect tho systems of the company ami were I ho guests of Mr. J. K. Porter. Bishop Ryan's Two column Apology. Bishop Ryan is a volumnous writer. He occupies nearly two columns of the TELEGRAPH today in a characteristic defense of a previous very long letter. In excusing himself for not publicly condemning Spain's atrocities in Cuba and tbe Philippines, "Butcher" Wey- ler'a starving -of the reconcentrados, and the blowing up of the Maine by Captain General Blanche's minions, he aays "there was no room for a weak voice like mine." Ah, Bishop, it was not tbe voice that was "weak." It was the heart, or a lack of disposition. There was no "weakness" in that "voice" in your flri-t letter In the N. Y. World and Post Dispatch wherein you thundered against the Proti dent of the United States, Secretary of State Hay, Ambassador Cboate, Sena- atora Davis, Frye and Oulloru (of thp "little tincup''as you termed thelatter) and others. There was no weakness in that voice when you uttered slanders against tbe American eoldiera in the Philippines, whom you charged with having committed more "looting, desecrations and destruction" in the brief year America baa been in the Poilipplnes " than in all the centuries of Spain's control there." No weak voice there, Bishop, but your statement is controverted by history.aH was shown in tbe TELEGRAPH yesterdxy. Taero is no weakness, Bishop, in your "voict" in the letter written today, in which you charge tbe President of the United Statea with being tbe "facile tiol of the greedy money interests," ihe "time aerver," "the merely adroit politician," etc. "Shame ot shames" that a Bishop should be no "blind and deaf" to the shame of belittling tho chief magistrate (ruler) of the nation, one of the purest and best men ever produced In America, and one of the broadest- minded statesman the world, baa over seen. "Shame of shames" (the Bishop's owu language) that you are so "blind auildetif." The voice i"» only -weak where tho heart ia not with the utter- Your panegyric on Lincoln, Blahop, i i only written because ha is dead. Were hu living, and iu the President's chair, you would no doubt rain down upon him tho abuse you have oaut upon tho living President MoKiuley. Poor Lii oiln, during his long life, re* celved nothing but ill-words from men of your "kind." They waited until be was dead before giving the kind words he so much longed for and needed. Bat Lincoln docs not care for your eulogy. We who sustained him during the times that tried men's souls, and who now sustain the living President of the United States, during similar trials, turn in disgust from your eulogy. Bishop Ryan had a "bogy man" In the A. P. A. It stalks across his pathway like a spectre, gaunt and terrible. He'sees it in tbe utterances of men who are In no way connected with, it. He has lugged it into this discussion and seems burdened by it. By inuendo the Bishop asserts the TELEGRAPH ia affected by it. The Blahop made a similar charge nearly two years ago in a private conversation, and when the charge was flatly denied and he was given an opportunity to prove it, or retract, he did neither. Like Banquo's ghost, the Bishop sees it everywhere, and in his imaginings "it will not down." You slur at the "preachers of the country, most of them with an A. P. A. animus," is characteristic of the man. You hesitate at nothing to cast aspersions upon men who may differ with you.When you aspersed tbe character of Bishop Gaughran of Kimberly, an Irlahman and a Cathol o Bishop, it is not to be wondered at that you slander the Protestant clergy or "goepelers" as you call them. In this controversy Bishop Rvanhas had considerable to say about Pharisees and hypocrites. Had the TELEGRAPH made a subscription to the fund for Gen. Lawton's family, and exploited it in the newspapers as Bishop Ryan has done, its conscience would.have heard the words of the Divine Master as registered in the sermon on tbe mount, "When you do alma sound not a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues" and * * * "let not your left hand know what your right do- eth." The flings of Bishop Ryan of "na- tioism" and "knownothingism" at tbe editor of the TELEGRAPH, may be passed with this remark: Bishop Ryan and the editor of this paper were undoubtedly horn under the same flag, and on the same little isle, across the sea. But tdere the similarity ends. When the editor reached hia maturity, he took the oath of allegiance to the American govern- mant, and foreswore alleglnce all foreign princes, potentate?, etc., not even mentally reserving the one who inhabits Windsor uaatle, England, or the potentate who occupies the Vatican at Rome. Can Bishop Ryan say as much? Yes, the editor of the TELEGRAPH loves America, the American government, the American flag,and is willing to give his life and all be possesses ,for that flag and the "government of the people, by the people, for the people;"against any and all foreign potentates. "You advert to Lawton, 1 ' in this letter and say: 4'Lawton was a type of tbe beat tradition of the army." This is a change of heart, certainly radical enough to please anyone. Was it tbe TELEGRAPH,S reply that opened your eyes and strengthened that "weak voice" to do the American hero justice? In your last letter you opoke differently however. Here Is what you said then: "Think of tbe desolation wrought in the Philippines, which'.tbis Christmas EwiU'seeJaftpr a year of this "hell of war" IN WHIOH MORE SLAUGHTER. DESTRUCTION, LOOTING AND DESECRATION HAVE BEEN DONE THAN IN ALL THE CENTURIES OF SPAIN'S CONTROL." If these words are true, Bishop, Gen. Lawton was a chief of tbe "slaughterers," "destructlonlste," "looters" and "desecrators" who did more in one year than bloody, cruel Spain did In four centuries. Yes, Bishop, Lawton is guilty, blood guilty, if you have stated facts. But evidently you don't believe vour own words, for in tbe last paragraph of this article you state that you have placed "in the hands of Mr. Wade of the National City Bank, $50 to go to the fund for the benefit of Gen. Lawton's widow and family." If your words are true, Bishop, Lawton was a "looter, "a "de3truotlonist''a"alaughte"rer," etc.,that exceeded the bloody-banded monster Spaniards in all their four hundred years of control. If your words are not true, but falae,then 960, nor any other sum, will condone for their utterance. Money can not make restitution for slandered character. The only thing you can do, Bishop, is on bended knee, to ask the forgiveness of Almighty God; to beg tho pardon of lhe;wlclow and orphans,and the Insulted majesty of the American nation. Money will not do, and the TKi,IOOKA PII will not assist you iu such a mutter until you have fully apologized. And to cotiulucle, Bishop, in this very, very, remurkaklo letter, in which you havo "put your loot into it" d«oper than ever, you any that Gen. Luwtou upoke of the Philippine war UB a ''damnable war" aud^aluioat hia last sigh" you any, "was to bo ub!e to atono for the Philippines by fighting at tho aide ot tho Boer." Now whether bo ever aalu this or not the TELEGRAPH does not know, but he: is bis "last slgb," in a letter wrltte to Hon. John Barrett, and made pn lie just rfter bis death. 1 would to God that the truth ot th' whole Philippine situation could li known by evory one in America as know it. If tho real history, iuspin tloii mill conditions of this insnrrec lion, and the influences, local and e: tcriiul, that now encourage t, onotny, as well as the actual pose bllities ot thosi, islands and peopli, and thoir relations to this great Eaef coulfl be understood at notne, v; would hear of no more talk of nnjus "shooting of Government" into tl FlllplnoH, or of hauling down our fli in the Puilippitiep. If the so-oalh ant;i-imp*rinli8tB would honestly a oertnin the truth on the gro- nd tti not in dlatant America, the.V, wh(| I believe to be honest men misl formed, would be convinced of error of their statements and cone sions and of tbe unfortunate effecti their publications here. If I am a! by a Filipino bullet it might as w oome from one of my own men, catice I know from observations <ji firmed by captured prisoners, that th< continuance of fighting is chiefly dni to reports that are sent out fron America. / There, Bishop R?an, there ia Gen Lawton's -'last sigh," and It pllloriei you and so-called anti-imperialists having encouraged Filipinoa to ki him because, as tbe General say "the continuance of fighting is chlefl duetoreporta that are sent out from] America." There you are, Bishop. There is not scarcely a statement i; the long letter of Bishop Ryan could not bo refutod aa easily aa th above. But life is too abort and spaci too valuable to further notice a man a Bishop—whose voice ia never atron but in denunciation of the government under which he lives, ita stateame: and its clergymen (even those of hi own faitb) who differ with him. "Thou Shalt Not Bear false Witness." From Chicago Inter Ocean. Bishop James Ryan, of Alton, sayi In a letter to the Alton TELEGRAPH "Think of the desolation wrought i; tbe Philippines, which this Obriatm will see, after a year of the hell war in which more slaughter, deetruo tion, looting and dewecration ha' been done than in all tbe centuriea ol Spain's control." If Bishop Ryan will turn to hli Bible he will read: "Thou ahalt bear falhe witness." If then he w: turn to history be will learn that af rer Spanish authority had been e$ta Hubert iu the Philippines tbe^e wfc: betwee i tbe years 1603 and 1600 foi tumbiu mansHcruc. iu eioh .0,^ which nearly 30.000 people were killed'.- The uireern of Manila literally ran blood. In 17B3 there was a massacre of 7,000 Onmtse and other foreigners, and, as late a* 1820, the nativea and Spaniards turned on the Chinese and Japanese, Dutch and English, aud slew other thousand.*, la tnoue oygone daye of Spanish misrule there was slaughter by p rates, sl-muLiter by soldiers, and blaughter by natives. In tne rebellion of 1890 97 about 50,000 natives were killed iu the first year ot tbe war. Many of them tell in battle, but not a few of them were shot down as prisoner*. Week in and week out the Spaniard were wont to shoot a score ot priHouern a day on tbe Luneta of Manila. Under Spanish rule sixty in every hundred prisoners, thrown into dungeons, diet} over night of suffocation. '<| Since the Pniiippiuee have come into tbe poaneeeiou oi tbe United Biatee no prisoners have been shot; none have been tortured, no massacres have taken place, and the dungeon a have been emptied. Americans have gone through Luzon fighting against law breakers, but establishing civil governmanta. The Spaniards did nothing of tbe kind. Tbe American soldiers have protect' ed men and women and children am) have fed them. The ' Span lards a»nailt>d them and starved them. When the Spaniards raided a district occupied by the rebels tbay destroyed everything When tbo Americans have occupied a province or a district or a village tbe nativei have returned to their name in peace. No man, whether he be bishop or layman, can belie these facts with im* pnnlty. The obligation to be tro« real B uponj»Il men alike, and even|tb« bishop of Alton is amendable to the records of history aa well aa to tbej scriptural commandment again falsehood. In tbia connection it may be said that the Inter Ocean takes tbe Boer] aide against the English, and is there fore practically with Riahop Ryan far aa that issue ia concerned,although' it does not think It necessary to per* verb the facts of history in order M maintain its aide against tne Engl The blood atained old wolf—Spain- whose fangs have been steeped in blood of hundreds of thousands of i"l opponents—la a poor thing to bold B] aa an example for other nations. Will Organize Plasterers With Brick Layeril The plasterers of Alton have decld| ed to affiliate with tbe brlok-layefl in tbe brick-layers union and a moetj ing ia called for next \Vednendajf evening, when tbe plasterers will I organized. An effort to form a pl« terur'u union was made last wf but it WUH learned that that trl must join tho briok-layera in a uni| in order to bo recognized by tbe i tlouul orgiuiiamlou. The plaaterel and briok-layere' union will afilliaij with the locil couuull of thu Trudof and Labor Assembly, and tbo uulor will ho organized by Deputy Organ- lKeri3d.Dawefl, of this oily. Fifteen plasterer* have Bljjuilied their intention of joining tho union. Mr. and Mrs. Loi^n Wyumu, wl i have boea vJflUlng Mr, <uid Mrr. A. Clupp, have roturned to their home at Jopllu, Mo,

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