Alton Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 11, 1900 · Page 8
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Alton Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

Alton, Illinois
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ALTOX WEEKLY TELEGBAPH, THUB8DAY, JAN; 11, 1900. Ml §N WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, BY TUB ALTON TELEGRAPH PRINTING CO $1.15 Per Yc«rB Lieutenant Governor \V. A. Northcott of Greenville bus been annoui-cd by his official i>r<ran. tin 1 Greenville Advocate, us n rurididutf for reiioni- Iriulion to succeed himself. HK.VATOK JVttifm-w. of South Du- kota, says if he were "!i Phillipino lie would keep on fijrhtinjf until he yot, t;ray." There are hosts of Ameri( answho could try to tret over their IOSH if Senatoi' Peltifxrew should go to "ihe Fhilijipines, become a naturalized Philippine) under Aguinaldo, and light til] every hair was not only gray, but until he wits as free of hair as a shingle roof. THB Congressman who desires to creatu the impression with his constituents that he is looking after their interests is getting 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 a largo part of them can 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 a Hoerjj sympathy meeting in Chicago Saturday, President McKinley's name was hissed. The meeting was largely made |up Jof Democrats, with a sprinkling of Republicans. Democrats are making use of the Boer matter us a partisanjlaffair, and Republicans would; do well to be wary, lest they lend a hand in the making of Democratic campaignjcapital. BOERS on Sunday attacked Gen. White's forces ut Ladysmith, and were repulsed with heavy loss.. This is the tii'st 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 work-;. THB latest achievement of Tagal civilization 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 reconnoitering, came upon n bond 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 five were brought out and placed before the tiring party Two were killed at the lirst volley. The others were then slashed with bolos or native, knives. AKTHUR .1. BALPOUII, British govern nent leader 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 iij defense of our African Km- pire," and that, through good and 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 Enviii-e was about to begin. l-'M'M present indications- Senator Quay will lose out on his attempt to (jet ;. seat in the Senate through the Governor's appointment. The Legislature having failed to elect. The Senate, several years ago, decided that where -the 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 | n that matter. It is not likely therefore that the Senate will reverse itself in Mr. ,Quay's behalf. It will be a valuable lesson, probably, to the great State of Pennsylvania, if Mr. guuy is left on the outside of the Senate until the Legislature is disposed to do its duty. THKHK appears to be a difference of opinion among Hibernian societies us to the Boer war. The Springlleld, Mo., division of the Anclunl Order of Hibernians, which had been solicited by the national president to i-ontrib- ute to the fund for the relief of the Boers, decided, by an almost unanimous vote, not to comply with the ro- (jucst. Tho reply sent to ,/olm T. Keating at Washington nay*: "Wo Veg to say that while we i-x- teml our heartfelt sympathy to tlu- Hoi-rs in South Africa and wish iliein a «ii at and glorious victory in the war, yut we are opposed, us mi-mb,.)-* •it U e Ancient Order of UHH-mians in i.dingtothcm any (Inancial ui.l " -vur. Wu beliovii thnl (hen- «ro worthy causes in whii-h we run (I our money. \f o ur.- uimuseil •-•r uiiyUiintf that is against the ty laws of oijr counii'v, which respected above all 'things." or tht' mo/it prulw-woi-ilu' us- of General Wood's I'hai-iii'iei-i.s, t'c acilvlty asGtjvei-nor of Cuba ihhj* prompt investigation of the prison*. Two days ago he set free forty prisoners in the Province of Santa Clara, some of whom had been detained for years without, u trial. The, prisons of Cuba under Spanish rule were an abomination, find the Spanish method of keeping men for months and years without trial was one of the blackest spots on Spain's record. It is hiyh time the last of these eases should IK looked into and rectified. General Wood may be trusted to dcscrimlnak bf'tween real criminals arid persons thrown into prison on ilimsy pretexts. He may also be trusted to see that all prisoners have the right, of prompt trial. By the time lie gets through with the Cuban prisopers and courts they will show as great an improvement as did the sanitary conditions of Santiago. ADMIKAI. Montojo tinds 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 lie effective upon the Spanish ships while the Spanish guris 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 effect of a double negative. Hither alone mightjbe effective:though really we do not see that honor or valor or courtesy or anything else requires a commander to put his ships and men in unnecessary peril. But to/ind fault with Admiral Dewey for something, and then complain because he was himself not able to do the same thing, seems to the critical judgment•- well, lob us say a triile superfluous. Hx-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 Hag. When that has been done, it will be time to discuss what course 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 DeAnuond's. Senator Morgan of Alabama, has introduced a resolution into the Senate declaring that it is the purpose of the United States to guarantee u Republican form of government aeeordingto 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-P.RK.siDE.NT 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 crispness 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 Here is the ex-President's letter: DPRiNt'ETON, N. .1., Jan. 4.- [liditor of the Tribune. ]— I am only able on account of illness to sit up occasic!n- ally 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 sane.)counsels prevailed in the party he did so much to strengthen and pla'ce upon (inner foundations. * It seems to me that the inconsistency of unreasoning and false leadership i's 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, GROVEH CLKVKI.ANU. AN amusing incident illustrative of the ignorance of the Boers of the Transvaal is told by ('apt. Joshua Slocum in his story of his cruise around the world in his sailing vessel "Spray." Cupt. Slocum tells the story in the Century for January. When he arrived on the coast of Kast Africa Capt, Slocum struck inland to visit the capital of the Transvaal republic and called with an acquaintance to introduce hii'i to the President, Ooin Paul. Capt. Slocum was asked on being presented to the President what he was doing in that part of the world. He replied that he was sailing around the world. "Around the world !" echoed Oom Paul, "you mean in the world." The traveler replied that he meant around the world and the President's reply was "impossible" expressed twice with linn conviction. "The world is tlat,' 1 said he, "and how could any one *uil around it." Cap!, Slot-inn deeply offended Oom Paul by maintaining Untruth of his original assertion that he was sailing around the world. He li-ft Ooni Paul Mill convinced that the world was Hat and later, Ciipt. Slocum says, he hud an interesting controversy with us o of the wise men of the Transvaal who \scivhclicvcsinthc 't* ut' the i-arlli'- form, TllKitK I.-, serious opposition throughout the Slate to the candidacy of .ludgi- Maiu-cy, of Chicago, for the reason that n<- i* practically unknown i and that his candidacy is looked upon ! as being backed by a fesv ringsters j and machine politicians for the doling out of the patronage of the State. Messrs. Reeves and Yutes should get their heads together and defeat the gang iu Chicago. Judge (laneey may be an exceptionally good man, but nobody in thi» State knows of it, and a recommendation from Lorimer, Jamison, Pease, llerlx. iV Co. is not, of tin 1 highest order. In fact suspicion attaches to any iniin who is bucked 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 Hanecy 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 !Hi() 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. Kichurd Yates is in the same list, and there is no doubt but either would be preferable to any candidate backed by Lorimer. .1 ame- son. Pease and fieri/. Kx-Gov. STONK 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 nosv finds that the Republicans is the expansion party and his own the contract! ng one. The ex-G overnor is bewildered, and he cannot understand what is the matter with his party. To the ordinary observer the matter is as plain as that 2 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- backism and free coinage: it opposed tie 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 first clamored for. The Democratic parly is like the Irishman, newly arrived, during the civil war, who knew nothing about polities. When asked which party he would join, he said: "Begobs I don't know. Which is forninst the government;'" Being told that it was the Democratic party, he said: "Faith boys, i was forninst thegovernment in the old country, and J am forninst it in this country, and the Democratic party is iny party." State Convention. Judge O. 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 the 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 Chuirmun Kun- nells of the State committee to call a meeting of that committee, us soon as possible, for the purpose of changing t!ie date of ihe State Convention. 'Phe Stale ('(invention is culled to meet April 10, two months before the National Convention meets. it, is likely that the date of the meeting of the State ('onvenlion will be postponed .'III days. Dropping free Coinage. A Democratic remembrance of Jackson Day was held at Peoria on Monday, There were many speakers, among them being cx-Gov. Horace Boies, of I own. and IJou .), \jcl< Perril), of Belleville, Illinois. Both pleaded with their Democratic, friends to drop free coinage, | ls h would be -.ure defeat in Ihe party. Mr. Mole* urged that the doctrine of free silver be forsaken us u party issue, He suid that the awful defeat of IHdii was brought about by nothing else than the declaration in favor ut the free and unlimited coinage of stiver at the ratio of JO to 1. Ho continued: "A repetition of the course we \ ttrsued that year is as absolutely certain to lead to a worse defeat in the next, national campaign as that contest is certain to come." Hon. J. Nick Pen-in delivered one of the chief addresses of the occasion, and urged that the silver platform be forsaken. Mr. Pen-in urged the point from nil sides, and agreed with Gov. Boies that n free silver platform means de-feat for Democracy. Mr. Pen-in said that, the laboring man could better understand the underlying principles of the fight against trusts, and that this was the natural issue for 191)0. Mr. Pen-in was an intense advocate of the HI to I folly in 180(>. He has learned something and now wants ti> hide away his silver idol and to _take 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 and men 1 ever saw." j Lieut. Gillmore could not speak en| thusiasUcally enough about the 140 picked men who had rescued him and his party. The command spent the day in making rafts. Col. Hare thought Lieut. , G-illmoro too weak to live through the the trip, but there was no alternative. I They shot many rapids, the men losing all their effects and Lieut. Gillmore some valuable papers. Only fourteen out of thirty-seven j-afts survived the lirst, night's experiences, and eighty men were practically un, able to walk when V'igun was reached. I Describing the Might from Genguet, when the Americans approached, Lieut. Gillmore said: I "The Filipinos, completely terrified, left Benguet on December-7. They | hurried the prisoners from U.wn lo trail, Amer- of the past is party. losing its grip on the UEUT dllMOHE'S STORY. The Treatment Received from Filipinos By the Lieutenant and Party. MANILA, January 7. 8:l!0 p. m.— Lieut. J. C. Gillmore, of the United States gunboat Yorktown, who was captured by ths insurgents last. April near Baler, on the coast of Luzon, and rescued a few days ago by CoK Luther R. Hare, of the 33rd Volunteer Infantry, sat today in the apartment of his sister, Mr.s. Major Price, at the Hotel Oriente, in Manila, and told a remarkable story of his eight months 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 Hi. We had reached the Abulut 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, and questioned the Lieutenant in command. 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, 1 was so weak myself that 1 did not expect to get out, but I thought some of the men could. PRAISES HIS RESCUERS. "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. I, however, knew it was not the yell of savages, but the yell of Americans. The rescuing troops thought we had Filipino fnwrds, and called- to us in Knglish to lie down, so that they could shoot the Filipinos. That, was the finest body of officers town, often retracing the j not knowing where the ! leans would' attack. After being almost without food for three days, they killed several horses and we lived on horse llesh for several days. 1 did not have u full meal from December 7 un! til I reached Vigan. Indeed the rescuing party lived largely upon rice without salt. There was one day when 1 was reduced to chewing grass and bark. WAS TREATED HHUTAI/LY. "While we were in the hands of Gen. Tino's men he issued an order that any person aiding an Amer.Kmn by food or money should be treated 'us a criminal. One citizen of Vigan, Senor Veru, was probably killed for befriending us. We 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 greatly from want of exercise, as well as luck of food." Aid erman Nnonan 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's coat 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. in. 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 Prayer 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 :;!0. The schedule of subjects suggested by the Evangelical Alliance will be carried" out, viz.; 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 Foley'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' B j adder dis- prietors of this guarantee it or ed. Do they not marky ,jOc. Sold H. Wyss-und P. THE OIL INSPECTORS' RIVALRY, Standard 01! Co., Will be Prosecuted byth« City For Selling Oil Not Inspected by Mr. Mahoney—Validity o? Annex• atlon the Issue. The validity of tTie annexation of the territory east?of the city recently annexed on petition of the property- owners there svill be the issue in the case of the City against the Standard Oil Co. The attitude of rivalry between the two oil inspectors will certainly precipitate a tost of the annexation ordinance and the Standard Oil Co. will take the ground that tho annexation is not valid. Mr. Lev'i Davis has been retained to represent the Standard Oil Co. Mr. M. Mahoney called on Superintendent Wheeler this movning and notified him that as City Oil Inspector he svus 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 recognize neither of the inspectors until they had settled their differences and that the oil compapy will pay but one time. Mr. Mahoney then served.notice that the city, will prosecute the Standard Oil CoJ for \ijlating the city ordinance providing for the inspection of oil by the city >ll inspector. Mr. Mahoney said today the matter is up to the city now and that the city authorities will enforce the ordinance compelling inspeetiou by Mr. Mahoney. The Standard Oil Co. will claim the territory is not under the jurisdiction of the city, in case of arrests for violation o*f the 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 TELEGRAPH 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 recognized in preference to the other. There was no intention to give\the impression of a .peitsbnal 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 aid 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 svas a grand flow of good fellowship. The officers-elect are: Henry Geissel, President: John Aldinger, Vice-President; Wm. Hoff, Secretary; C'has. Linsig, Fin. Secretary; N. Seibold, Treasurer; Geo. Alt, Color Bearer; H. O. Tonsor, B. Schlageter, (charter member) J. J. Hartmann, Trustees. In the 43 years of its existence the society has paid out $20,000 in sick and death benefits. Try a Turkish or Vapor bath at Frank Bauer's barber shop, 305 Bellest. JANUARY CLEARING SALE. A Money Saving Opportunity for Every Lady in Alton. Ladies' $1.00 Oniela Union Suits; this sale 65c, Ladies' $1.00 and 7^ Grey ana White Wool Pants; this sale 50c. Men's $1.00 Wool Fleece Lined Underwear; this sale 75c. Remnants of Fine Dress Goods, at Almost 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. 3'6-inch Unbleached Muslin, extra value, Sc yd. Extra Special, 100 Styles of New Spring Percales, Light and Dark Colors for Shirt Waists and Dresses, j6-mch wide, worth u? yard; for this month-only-S^ yard S<e center shuw window. J }

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