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ALTOX WEEKLY TELE0BAPH, THUBSDAY, JAN. 11, 1900, ALlffl WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, 8V TUB ALTON TEl-BORAPH PUINTINO CO $ Per Ye»r[ Lieutenant Governor W. A. North- eott of Greenville lias been iirmouccd by his olllciii) organ. tin 1 Greenville Advocate;, as n candidate for reiiom- inatlon to succeed himself. SKNATOK ivuigrew. of South Dakota, says if hi- were "a Phillipino he would keep on lighting until he got gray." There iin 1 hosts of Ameri- i tins who could try to get over their loss if Senator I'cttigrew should go to ihe Philippines, become a naturalized Philippine) under Aguinaldo, and light till every hair WHS not only gray, but until he was as free of hair us a Miingle roof. THK Congressman who desires to cruntH the impression with liis constituents that he is looking after their interests is getfing in his work. The House has on file over a hundred bills authorizing the erection of new public buildings, with more to come. No doubt; u large part of them I'nn wait without 'detriment to the public service, and ought to be handed over to the consideration of posterity, which may stand in more urgent need of more elbow room. AT n Boerj sympathy meeting in Chicago Saturday, President McKin- le.y's name, was hissed. The meeting was largely made |up Jof Democrats, with a sprinkling of Republicans. Democuats are making use of the Boer matti'i 1 as a partisanjlaffair, and Republicans would] do well to be wary, lest they lend a hand in the making of .Demo31-atic eampaignjcapital. BOKKS on Sunday attacked Gen. White's forces ut L>ad,v.sinith, and were repulsed with heavy loss. This is the lirst time that the Boers have attempted to attack the British when they were behind entrenchments, and they have now had an experience which the British previously had, under similar , circumstances. The Boers had possession of one part of the British defenses for several hours, but the Devonshire regiment charged with bayonets and drove the Burghers out of the works. _ THK latest achievement of Tagal civilisation is commended to the attention of Senator Hoar and other lovers of the pious and moral Malay. Two companies of the Twenty-Fifth infan- , try, while reconnoitring, came upon a band of rebels. Seeing that they they would be compelled to run away, the rebels resolved to avenge their defeat by murdering five American prisoners. The live were brought out and plaef:l before the liring party Two were killed at the lirst volley. The others were then slashed with' bolos or native, knives. ART.HUR .1. BALFOUU, British gov- «rn nont 1 sader in Parliament, delivered a speech Monday reviewing the war in South Africa. After extolling transport service and ready response of the reserves, he declared that the government had given the Generals an absolutely free hand: that the war was "one in defense of our African Empire," and that, through good U nd evil fortune, they would pursue it unswervingly to the end. so that no such war should ever be waged in South Africa again. In conclusion, Mr. Balfour ridiculed the foreign prophecies that the dissolution of the British Em; lire was about to begin. r'M'M present indications Senator guiiv will lose out on his attempt to {.jet ;. seat in the Senate through the Governor's appointment. The Legislature having failed to elect. The- Seuv.e, several years ago, divided that where .tho Legislature adjourned before electing a Senator the Governor did not have the legal right to appoint. Several States were left without representation in the Senate because, of the decision in that matu-r. It is not likely therefore that the Senate will reverse itself in Mr. , Quay's behalf. It will be a valuable lefison, probably, to the great State of Pennsylvania, if Mr. Uuay is left on the outside of the Senate until the Legislature IK disposed to do Us duty. TJIKKK appears to be a difference of opinion among Hibernian societies as to the Boer war. The Springlield, Mo,, division of tho Anciont Order of Hibernians, which had been solicited by the national president to contribute to the fund for the relief of thi Hoers, decided, by an almost unanimous vote, not to comply with the re- qui'St, The, reply went to .John T. Keating at Washington says: "Wo keg to say that while we <>*. torn! our heartfelt sympathy to thi Boer.i in South Africa and wish them victory in the ' members a gn at and glorious war, yet we are o •••-'i ,!-"•«• ••-.- »»•»- v i* j.ii irav n | |m Hit III I r uf i),<t Ancient Ordur of Illberniuus. .dlngtothem any financial •ver. We believe that then 1 worthy cause* in which we it'd our motley. Vte are oppi uiu anything that is a-aiust iRfnllty laws of our country, w •ube res|iected above nil 'thiic UK jj \! of the most praiseworthy as'» p(.'t> of General Wood's diarai-terih. t'e activity as Governor of Cuba is his prompt investigation of the prisons. Two days ago ho set free forty prisoners in the Province, of Hnnta Clara, sonic of whom had been detained for years without a trial. The prisons of Cuba under Hpiinish rule were un abomination, and the Spanish method of keeping tncn for months and years without trial was one of the blackest spots on Spain's record. It is high time (lie last of these cases should lie looked into and rectified, General Wood may be trusted to dewriminate between renl criminals and persons thrown into prison on flimsy pretexts. He may also be trusted to see that all prisoners have the right of prompt trial. My the time he gets through with the Cuban prisoners and courts they will show as great an improvement as did the sanitary conditions of Santiago. AOMIKAI, Montojo finds fault by the most courteous implication with Admiral Dewey for taking advantage of the superior range of his guns at Manila, and keeping at a distance at which his own guns would be effective upon the Spanish ships while the Spanish gtiris would do him no harm. At the same time he blames his own government for not giving him longer range guns, so that he could have pounded the Yankees without himself being annihilated. We are afraid the two complaints have something the ffect of a double negative. Hither alone mightjbe effective:though really we do not see that honor or valor or jourtesy or anything else requires a commander to put bis ships and men in unnecessary peril. But to find fault with Admiral Dewey for something, and then complain because he was limself not able to do the same thing, seems to the critical judgment, well, let us say a trille superfluous.- i and thathis candidacy i» looked upon I as being backed by a few rlngsters j and machine politicians for the doling out of the. patronage of the State. Messrs. Reeves and Vatcs should get their heads together and defeat the gang in Chicago. Judge llaneey may be an exceptionally good man, hut nobody in thrt State knows uf it. and n recommendation from Lorimer, .lami- son. Pease, Hertz A- Co. is not of the highest order. In fact suspicion attaches to any man who Is backed by these men. It weighted the prospects of Congressman Hopkins for Speaker last summer: it has most seriously injured Gov. Tanner, and it will not do Judge Hancry any good. At any rate, the rest of the State has the balance of power and does not appreciate Cook county solidifying her 540 votes, and shaking them in the faces of !)(><> other delegates. Cook county, owing to the gang politicians who control the primaries, is a menace to the party. The outsjde counties should band together against the gang and put in a man who will be fair to all parts of the State. Mr. Reeves has had large experience: he is said to be fair, with a clean record, and ability sufficient to make the State a good Governor. Richard Yates is in the same list, and there is no doubt but either would be preferable to any candidate backed by Lorimer, .lame- son. Pease and Hert/.. Kx-Gov. Stone, of Missouri, is not in sympathy with the anti-expansionist. He has recently said that, "as it is now, there is nothing to do but to secure* unquestioned recognition of the American flag. When that has been done, it will be time to discuss what ;oursa this country should pursue." Stone has a large following in his party, and it is believed that his views will prevail in the Democratic State Convention of Missouri rather than those of Congressman DeAnnond's. Senator Morgan of Alabama, has introduced a resolution into the Senate declaring that it is the purpose of the United States to guarantee a Republican form of government according to article 4 section 4 of the constitution, in all territory which may come under its control. This is conservative and expresses what every true American believes. North and South can readily join hands on Senator Morgan's resolution. KX-PRKSIUKNT Cleveland wrote a short letter for the Jackson Day edition of the Chicago Tribune. He is still too ill to write at length, but from the erispness of the few lines penned by him, we judge that if he had been in.his usual health, Democrats would have heard something drop from the only man they have, been able to elect President in more than forty years Hero is the ex-President's letter: nPluNi'ETON, N. J., Jan. 4.—-[Kclitoi- of the Tribune.]—I am only able on account of illness to sit up occasionally for a short time, and must forego a contribution to your supplement commemorative of the splendid career of Andrew Jackson. I wish it was to be published at a time when saner counsels prevailed in the party he did so much to strengthen and place upon firmer foundations. * It seems to me that the inconsistency of unreasoning and false leadership is impressively exhibited when the claim is made that Jacksonian Democracy sanctions the degradation of the people's currency, and a reckless disregard of the restraints of law and order. Yours very truly, GHOVEK CUCVKLAND. AN amusing incident illustrative of the ignorance of the Boers of the Transvaal is told by Capt. Joshua Slocum in his story of his cruise around the world in his sailing vessel ''Spray." Capt. Slocum tells the story in the Century for January. When he arrived on the coast of Kast Africa ('apt. Slocum struck inland to visit the capital of tho Transvaal republic and called with an acquaintance to introduce him to the President, Oom Paul. Capt. Slocum was asked on beiug presented to the Presi dent what he was doing in that part of the world, lie replied, that, lie was sailing around the world. "Around thi) world !"echoed Oom Paul, "you mean in the world." The traveler replied that he meant around ihe world and the I'resident's reply was •• impossible" expressed twice with llriu conviction. "The world is Hal, "Mild hi 1 , "and how could any one sail around it." Cap!. Sloeiim deeply offended Oom Paul by maintaining the truth uf his original assertion that he was sailing around the world. He left Oom Paul still convinced that the world was Hat and later, dipt. S|o- cum says, he Inul an interesting con- troviT.-..V with two of the wise men of the Traiinvnal who were believes in the Dailies* of thi- earth'-* form. 'I HKifi: U MTiiiu-. opposition throughout the Suite in the candidacy of Judge Hanecy, of Chicago, tor the reason that ne is practically unknown Kx-Gov. STOXK states that' every Democrat of prominence from Jefferson to Stephen A. Douglas, was an expansionist. He furthermore states that if he had been President, Cuba would have been territory of the United States now. The ex-Governor cannot understand why Democrats are opposed to expansion since it has been a cardinal principle of that party from its birth to gobble all the territory possible. He says the Federal, Whig and Republican parties always opposed adding territory to the country, and he now finds that the Republicans is the expansion party and his own the contracting one. The ex-Governor is bewildered, and be cannot understand what is the matter with his party. To the ordinary observer the matter is as plain as that:! and 2 make 4. For forty years the Democratic party has had no mental growth as a party; it has simply taken the opposition side of every question because the Republican party was for it. The Republican party is progressive, and is constantly forging ahead for new and beneficial ideas and methods. The Democratic party sits on its hunkers in a corner and cries out, "we are opposed:" and for no other reason than that it is unable to rea- li/.e a beneficial issue and carry it out. That party opposed the abolition of slavery; it opposed the subjection of the slaveholders rebellion: it opposed the reconstruction acts: once it was a sound money party, but the Republicans became sponsor for that theory, and the Democrats took the opposition in favor of the insane fad of green- baekism and free coinage: it opposed t le tariff, except in spots. It favored the war with Spain until the Republican party took the matter in hand, when leading Democrats began to hedge, and as a party they are now opposing what they at lirst clamored for. The Democratic party is like the Irishman, newly arrived, during the civil war, who knew nothing about politics. When asked which party he would join, he said: "Hegobs I don't know. Which is forninst the government: 1 "' Being told that it was the Democratic party, he said: "Faith boys, i was forninst the government in the old country, and I am forninst it in this country, and the Democratic party is my party." Stale Convention. JudgeO. X, Carter, of the Cook County Court decided Saturday in an official opinion given to the 'Republican committee of that county, that delegates to conventions to nominate candidates to be voted for at the November election can be selected legally only at a primary held between April and November. This ruling was received by tho County Executive committee held at 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning. The committee immediately adopted a. resolution directing the Cook county members of the State committee to petition Chairman Rdn- nells of the State committee to call a meeting of that committee, as soon as possible, for the purpose of changing the date of (he State Convention, The State Convention is called to meet April 10, two months before, the National Convention meets. It is likely that the date of the meeting of tile State < '(invention will be postponed :iu days. Dropping free Coinage. A Democratic remembrance of Jackson Dny WHS held at Pi-oria on Monda>. There were many speaker*, among them being ex-Gov. Horace Uoie*, of Iowa, and lion J. Nick Perrin, of llelleville, Illinois. Moth pleaded with their Democratic, friends to drop free coinage, as it would be sure defeat to thi' party. Mr. lioje* urginl that the doctrine of free silver be forsaken as a party issue. He said that tlif awful defeat of ISJMI w-as brought about by nothing else than the declaration in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at tho ratio of 10 to 1. Ho continued: "A repetition of the course we ] ursued that year is as absolutely certain to lead to iv worse defeat in tho next, national campaign as that contest is certain to come." Hon. J. Nick Perriti delivered one of the chief addresses of the occasion, and urged that, the silver platform be forsaken. Mr. Perriri urged the point from all sides, and agreed with Gov. Boies that a free silver platform means defeat for Democracy. Mr. Perriu said that the laboring man could better understand the underlying principles of the tight ugainst trusts, and that this was the natural Issue for 1000. Mr. Perriu was an intense advocate of the Iti to 1 folly in 1800. He has learned something and now wants to hide, away his silver idol and to taki* up the great grinning god Dagon —the trusts. Nick, however, will be no better pleased and no more successful with that issue than he was with the silver beauty. There is hope for Democracy when it is willing to learn by experience. The Bourbonism of the past is losing party. its grip on the and man I ever Raw. " Limit. Gillmore could not speak enthusiastically enough about tho 140 nicked men who had rescued him and ills party. The command spent (he day in making rafts. Col. Hare thought Lieut. G-illmore too weak to live through the the trip, but there was no alternative. They shot many rapids, the men losing all their effects and Lieut. Gillmore some valuable papers, Only fourteen out of thirty-.sovei^raftH survived the lirst night's experiences, and eighty men were practically unable to walk when Vigun was reached. Describing the Might from Gcnguet, when tho Americans approached, Lieut. Gillmore said: "The Filipinos, completely terrified, left Benguet on December -1. They hurried the prisoners from t(,w,7 »o town, often retracing the trail, not knowing where the Americans would- attack.. After being almost without food for three days, they killed several horses and we lived on horse flesh for several days. I did not have a full meal from December 7 until I reached Vigan. Indeed the reselling party lived largely upon rice without salt. There was one day when I was reduced to chewing grass and bark. WAS TRKATKD LIEUT OILMORE'S STORY. The Treatment Received from Filipinos By the Lieutenant and Party. MA.VILA. January 7, 8:;iO p. in.— Lieut. J. C. Gillmore, of the United States gunboat Yorktown, who was captured by tha insurgents last, April near Baler, on the coast of Lu/on, and rescued a few days ago by Col, Luther R. Hare, of the 3,'Jrd Volunteer Infantry, sat, today in the apartment of his sister, Mrs. Major Price, at the j Hotel Oriente, in Manila, and told a! remarkable story of his eight months j in captivity, ending with his dramatic deliverance from a death that seemed inevitable. Lieut. Gillmore made the following statement to a correspondent of the Associated Press: "The Filipinos abandoned us on the night of December 16. We had reached the Abalut River, near its source, that morning: and the Filipinos rafted us over. We then went down the stream, along a rough trail, guarded by a company of Filipinos. That night we were separated from this guard and another company, armed with Mausers, was put 'in charge of us. I suspected something, I and questioned the Lieutenant in com- I mand. He said: " 'I have orders from Gen. Tino to shoot you all, but my conscience forbids. I shall leave you here.' "I begged him for two rifles to protect us from savages adding that I would give him letters to the Americans who would pay him well and keep him from all harm. He refused this, however, saying that he would not dare to comply. Soon afterwards he left with his company. " We had seen some savages in war paint around us, and'we prepared to fight them with cobble-stones, the only weapons that were 'available to us'. The next morning we followed the trail of the Filipino soldiers, feeling that it was better to stick to them than to be murdered by savages, but we could not catch up with them. Then I ordered the men to build rafts in the hope of floating 'down the river. It was a forlorn hope, but I knew the river must empty into the sea somewhere, i was H(J weak myself that I did not expect to get out, but I thought some of the men could. PRAISES HIS RESCUKRS. "On.the morning of December 18, while we were working on the rafts, the Americans came toward us yelling. One of my men shouted, 'They are on us.' -He was lashing a raft'of bamboos. 1. however, knew it was not the yell of savages, but the yell of Americans. The rescuing troops thought we had Filipino guards, and called- to us in English to lie down, so that they could shoot the Filipinos. That was the finest body of officers "While we were in the hands of Gen. Tino's men he issued an order that any person aiding an American by food or money should be treated 'as a criminal. One citix.en of Vigan, Senor Vera, was probably killed for befriending us. AVe would have starved but for the kindness of some of the residents of the towns and some of the Filipino colonels, but, others treated us brutally. Wherever there was a prison we were kept there. When there was no prison they would lodge us in a convent. 1 We suffered greatlv from want of exercise, as well as lack of food." Aid erman Noonan a Burglar's Victim. Alderman'Dennis Noonan is mourning the loss of a $30 chinchilla overcoat, new, $3 in cash, one new hat, a boy'scout and vest, anew dress which had not been worn, and a pairof tan shoes. A burglar raided theNoon- on home,on Fourth of July Hill, yester morning, between the hours of midnight and 4 a, m. The burglary was not discovered until 4 o'clock, when it was found that the wearing apparel of some of the members of the family was missing. A search showed a front window had been pried open. The floor was strewn with matches and the front door was open where the burglar had made his exit. No one heard the intruder and the family was much surprised this morning'. Among the. booty of the burglar was a pair of new tan shoes the alderman had capably filled at the council meeting. The Week of Prayei will be obseaved by the congregation at Cherry Street Chapel, the members of the Baptist church joining in the observance. Meetings will be held every evening, beginning at 7 :.'50. The schedule of subjects suggested by the Evangelical Alliance will be carried out, vi/.: Monday, prayer and confession: Tuesday, the church universal: Wednesday, nations and theirrulers; Thursday, families and schools: Friday, home and foreign missions. These two subjects will be considered the same evening, as there will be no meeting Saturday. A general invitation is extended. Services will also be held in the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian church each evening during the week, except Saturday. A White Fo ley's Kidney fectly reliable all Kidney 'and eases. The prop Great Medicine the money refund deserve a white bv E. Marsh, S. H. Paul. Mark. Cure is a per- preparation for' Bladder dis- prietors of this guarantee it or ed. Do they not mark? ">0c. Sold H. Wyssfand P. the OIL INSPECTORS' RIVALRY, Standard Oil Co., Will be Prosecuted by the City For Selling Oil Not Inspected by Mr. Mahoney—Validity of Annex' atlon the Issue. not in the The validity of tTic annexation of the territory east of the city recently annexed on petition of tho property- owners there, will be the Issue in the ease of the City against the Standard Oil Co. Tim attitude of rivalry between the two oil inspectors will certainly precipitate a test of the annexation ordinance and the Standard Oil Co. will take the ground that the annexation is not valid. Mr. LeviDav'a has been retained to represent thu Standard Oil Co. Mr. M. Mahoney called on Superintendent Wheeler this morning and notified him that as City Oil Inspector he was prepared to give a certificate for the oil he inspected yesterday. The certificate would be given, however, if the Standard Oil Co., would agree to pay him cash for it. Mr. Wheeler said he would reeognmi neither of the inspectors until they had settled their differences and that the oil company will pay but one time. Mr. Mahoney then served.notice that the city, will prosecute the Standard Oil Co.I for \ijlating the city ordinance providing for the inspection of oil by the city >[1 inspector. Mr. Mahoney said today the matter is up to the city now and that the city authorities will enforce the ordinance compelling inspection by Mr. Mahoney. The Standard Oil Co. will claim the territory is under the jurisdiction of the city- case of arrests for violation of law. The Standard Oil Co. will willingly accept Mr. Mahoney in case the courts say the annexation is valid, but will with an equally glad hand accept Mr. Crowe in event of a contrary decision. Mr. Mahoney and Mr. Crowe today denied that they had a personal encounter in the office of the Standard Oil Co. The TELKGRAPH did. not, nor had any intention of intimating such a thing. Information was given the TELEGRAPH late yesterday afternoon that they both called at the Standard Oil Co. office, both inspected the oil, but neither was recogni/.ed in preference to the other. There was no intention to givetthe impression of a .personal difficulty, as in fact the. two rivals were in the office at different times and not together. The only thing intended was that the interests of the inspectors clashed and not their persons.- Celebiated Its Forty-third Anniversary. Forty-three years ago Tuesdaynight a party of twenty-three youthful swains of Alton organized a bachelor club and every member who might violate his vows of bachelorhood was to be ex- palled. So many were expelled the club died from lack of members and the expelled members formed the German Benevolent Association for benedicts only. The 43rd anniversary was observed last evening with a celebration and election of officers. B. Schlageter, one of the charter members, made an address and there was a grand How of good fellowship. The officers-elect are: Henry Geissel, President; John Aldinger, Vice-President; Wm. Hoff, Secretary; Chas.Lin- sig, Fin. Secretary; N. Sei'bold, Treasurer; Geo. Alt, Color Bearer; H. O. Tonsor, B. Schlageter, (charter member) ,T. J. Hartmann, Trustees. In the 43 years of its existence the society has paid out $20,000 in sick and doath benefits. Try a Turkish or Vapor bath at 1- rank Bauer's barber shop, 305 Bellest. JANUARY CLEARING SALE. A Money Saving Opportunity for Every Lady in Alton. Ladle/ $1.00 Oniela Union Suits; this sale 65r. Ladies' $1.00 and 7^ Grey ami White Woo! Pants; this sale 50c. Men's $1.00 Wool Fletce Lined Underwear; this sale 75c. Remnants of Fine Dress Goods, at A/most Half Price. Ladies', Misses' and Children Jackets at One-Half regular price Remnants of Embroideries at Very Low Prices. Ladies' Fancy Underskirts at Less than Cost Price. ^6-inch Unbleached Muslin, extra value, 5c yd, ' • Extra Special. 100 Styles of New Spring Percales, Light and Dark Colors for Shirt Waists and Dresses, $6-mch wide, worth u? yard; for this month-only-BK/' yard center show window. J ' See \

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