Alton Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 18, 1900 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, January 18, 1900
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ALTON* WEEKLY 'TELE0BAFH, THUBSPAY, JAK. 18, 1900. RAIDED Chi-I of Police Volbracht Superintend* tne Wrecking of Two Crap Tables In Jim tlutchlnjon's Joint. Tlii- passing "f Jim Jlutehinsotrs niitorious crap don was Friday. The paraphernalia was destroyed. iiiHiid- in f two table's ii|xin which tin- patrons of ".Jim's barber shop w "' c wont . ''" roll the bones to while uwu.v tin- time until it was their next in Uie barber shop. Some times business was suspended in favor of the profitable enjoyment nroimil -Urn's crap tables and many a row, with a police court sequel, was bred around those tables. Whenever the police tniwh- Uieir occasional raids they found the boys "playing pool" or dominoes on'those tables. The tables were built t.» deceive tlio police into the belief that they were for pool games t *• pool ^aines play 1 " 1 thereon S-w and far between. Chief Volbracht gave notice to .1 im's customers this morning that the place would bo searched after noon for the tables and the stuff would be destroyed. When the police arrived the tables were being taken apart and will, be stored until a,more propitious time for continuing the game. In the meantime Jim Hutehinson is in jail. but were Petitions for an Ordinance Being Circulated by Property Owners Along inn Strert. Then' is i\ strong probability that Union street may be paved from Henry street to tho Vandalia road. Prop- e'rt.v owners along the street have been talking it over lor some time and they would like to get. out of the mud thnt is so deep there us to make the street almost impassable at times. Two petitions were put in circulation today and properly owners nrf being asked to sign it. One petition is for Union street, from Henry to Liberty streets, and the other is for Union, from Liberty to the Vandalia road. It is understood the people living along the street are strongly in favor of the improvement. Bloody right In a Barber Shop. Jim Hutchinson's barber shop, on Fourth street, the scene of many a fierce fight and gory encounter over crap games that were being run in the dark, was the scene of another tight Thursdy evening that was bloody and murderous. At 5:30 o'clock a hurry call was sent to the police station with the information that Jim Hutehinson and Charles Ballard, both colored, were killing each other. The police hurried to the barber shop to prevent complete annihilation of both combatants and were just, in time to prevent Hutehinson braining Ballard. Both were arrested and taken to the police station. Dr. Taphorn was sent for to save Ballard's life from pouring out of tho wounds on his head. Twenty-three stitches were necessary to sew Ballard up, and then he was locked up in jail to await a trial. Ballard saJd he entered Hutchin- Bon's shop with a woman's hat on and playfully crushed the hat dwwn on Hutehinson's head. Jim had lost $150 at craps that morning, so Ballard says, and was in no humor for- IriHing. He seined a heavy iron poker and dealt Ballard a blow across the, back of the head that was enough to kill an ordinary person. But Bad- lard didn't even wink, they say, he pulled his gun and fired but Jim was quick with the poker and every stroke brought a geyser of gore. Like Roderick Dhu, Ballard folt the fatal drain and fired, but his sight was, dimmed with gore and his aim failed at the critical moment. Hutehinson and Ballard were arraigned before the police magistrate this morning and were lined $10 and costs each. Neither had the amount of the fine and both were locked up in jail. To keep the prisoners apart they are to be alternately allowed the run of the corridor while the other is locked up in a cell. Nell Pavey Promoted to a Captaincy. A dispatch from MountVernon says official notice was received there yesterday of the promotion to a captaincy of Neil P. Pavey, who last August was commissioned tirst lieutenant in the ;!8th infantry, with which he was sent to the Philippines, arriving there December :n. His promotion was made while he was on the water between San Francisco and Manila, and the added honor came to him unsought. C.'apt. Pavey is the youngest son of ex-State Auditor C. W. Pavey, of Ml. Vernor. He was Captain of Company F, 4th Illinois Volunteers, in the Spanish war. and, while he saw no active service, he made an excellent record for enlcieney, his company being ratad as one of the model ones of the regiment. He is a graduate of tho Western Military Academy and was the youngest captain in the 7th army «orps. The W. M. A, kfwmal. Despite the soft, (jjfcntle rain that made itself exceedingly disagreeable, tho young ladies of tho Altons responded to an Invitation to the "informal" given ut tho Academy—W. M. A. Friday night and danced in the gymnasium to Cordelia Jones' inspiriting music until twelve o'clock. Pineapple frappo refreshed this merry company during the evening. When tho hour* for departing came, and the "Home, Sweet Home" Moated through tho hull, ft seemed to wail a regretful cu'leneo that brought sighs to the lips of young hearts, and longings for a happy return. New Telephone Catalogue. A. now,catalogue of the telephones In A,ltQjp bus just' been issued by the Central Telephone Company. }\ contains -Uir> 'phones, much the largest number yet issued. The catalogue is from lite press of Crossiuau, lluin- inert A Company and is the handsomest specimen of typography thut has over appeared in any jut the telephone Catalogues, Coroner's Inquest. Coroner H. J. Bailey was called to Venice Thursday to hold an inques on the body of Dallas Foster, a negro of notoriety who has been in many criminal enterprises and has been indicted several times in the Circuit Court for various offenses. Foster wes found dead in bed and it was supposed he died from pneumonia. Cor- oroner Bailey was requested to hold an inquest, and an autopsy was performed. It was revealed by the autopsy that Foster died from lock-jaw, the effect of a blow on the head with a pokur, indicted by John Cooperwood one year ago. Cooperwood is now serving a 'penal term for murder subsequently committed. Foster's brain beneath the scar of the wound was found to be mortified and he has been in a nervous condition for runny months, but was able to be about the place. Cooperwood may be taken back from the penitentiary to be tried for the murder of Foster. The coroner was summoned to Venice this morning to hold an inquest on the body of John Oehler, who dropped senseless on a ferryboat at Madison, and died without regaining concious- ness. Afternoon Reception at the Hill Name. A pretty reception was held this afternoon in the Hill home at Fourth and Easton streets. The reception was given by Mrs. G. W. Hill, and her four daughters, Mrs. Samuel H. Gregory, Mrs. Virginia Hill-McKinney, Mrs. Frank P. Hearne, and Mrs. William E. Cunningham, of Hannibal, Mo. Four hundred invitations were issued and nearly all those invited responded. The hostesses received the guests in the spacious parlors and were assisted by Mrs. Homer Stanford, Mrs. A. L. Daniels and Miss Elizabeth Duncan. In the dining room six young ladies daintily gowned, Misses Helen Burbridge, Angie Kellenberger, Mary Watson, • Eva Montgomery, Jessie Jnglis and Winifred Long served refreshments. Misses HortensePickard and Susan Hearne, of St. Louis, served frappe, assisted by Mrs. Carl Wtierker and Miss Jessie Stanford. -All afternoon the parlors were full of ladies who enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon with the hostess and her daughters. Annual Installation There was a large attendance of members of the Modern Woodmen of America and Royal Neighbors of America present Wednesday the joint installation of the officers of Robin Hood Camp No. 135 and Marguerite Camp No. 500. The program consisted of singing of the camp odes by the members; address of welcome by the Venerable Consul of Robin Hood Camp; piano solo by Mrs. Dora Trabue: recitation by Mrs. MeCollum;' address by Rev. Gl W. Shepherd; singing of America. The officers of Robin Hood Camp were installed for the ensuing year by Mr. T. B. Cooper, of Upper Alton, acting as Head Consul. The officers of Marguerite Camp were installed by Mrs. Benj Ackark, of Jerseyville, acting as Grand Oracle, and Mrs. Clara Lowe, of Upper Alton, as Grand Marshal. After the installation refreshments were served by the members of the camps. Bluff Line Improvement. Tho extensive improvements at Lockhaven being made by the Bhiff Line tare in an advanced state of completion, and it is said trains will lx> running on the new bridge over Plnsu creek Tuesday. Mr. Linton Williams, superintending engineer, says that the improvements at Lockhuven are very important ones. Tho new bridge lias been constructed 200 feet south of the old one and the new track has Icon built south of the old one 200 feet at the creek. The bridge is complete and the track laid over it. A force of men engaged at filling under the track at the approach will have completed their work and the new eul-ofV will be in use Tuesdav. Tho cut-on" obviates an HOO feet pull up a H per cent., grade and fJUGMT KILLED KIM. Edward C. Balster of Betlalto Dies from Effect of Being frightened By Burglars Kdward C. Balster. in his eighty- fourth year, died Tuesday at his home near Uethalto, from the effect of being frightened by a burglar six weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. Balster lived together on the old home place two miles south of Bethalto where they had resided 41! years. They were prosperous and were said to keep money about the house. Ono night six weeks ago while the aged couple were sitting by their fire there was a crash at the door and some one attempted to force the door open. Mr. Balster, although over four score, was still strong and full of light and he battled bravely ut the door to keep out the intruder. The burglar broke a window and was try. ing to enter when the old man grasped a shotgun and drove him away. Mr. Balster never recovered from the excitement and gradually became weaker. He leaves his wife and six children, Messrs. Diederich, John, Kdward, Henry Balster, Mrs. Annie WesthotT and Mrs. Fredericka Zimmerman. Mr. Balster arrived in St. Louis from Germany in September 1848. In 1848, he went to St. Clair county where he man-led and lived nine years. The funeral was Saturday at 1 p. m. from the home. Annexation Commission failed to Show Up. The annexation commission appointed by Mayor Young held a meeting Thursday in the mayor's office for the proposed consolidation of the two corporations. The Upper Alton commission did not appear and the Alton commission consisting of Aldermen Daniels, Davis and Wescott, adjourned. At the meeting of the Upper Alton villiage board when the president appointed the commission to meet the Alton commission, the village board precluded any possibility by instructing their committee. The committee was instructed to tell the Alton people Upper Alton is big enough and able to take care of itself. It is probable the commission did not desire to deliver the message and stayed at home. Effects lie Grip The Disease Leaves the , Nerves Shattered, the Stomach Deranged,. Heart Affected and the whole System in a >„ Run-down, Weak and Debilitated Condition. ^•Vv ; , .^' Relief Comes with '...-.,. ervine, Have you had LaGrlppc? If you have not, doubtless some of your friends have suffered from it and you have witnessed some of the terrible tortures it can inflict. You have seen it suddenly and without warning, sieze the victim in its relentless grasp and fairly wrench asunder the fibers of the nervous system. That terrible pain in the back of the head and shooting up and down the spine, the throbbing temples, the aching back and legs, the soreness in muscles and bones as if bruised or beaten, the feeble pulse, the tottering step—all these are familiar to you. But have you noticed the after effects of LaGrippe? Do you know tha£ it weakens the lungs, enfeebles the heart, deranges the stomach and bowels and seriously interferes with all functional operations of tbebody? Even after the disease is apparently dead, the physical weakness, mental apathy and depression of spirits remain. Chronic disorders, which before were unable to gain a foothold, now find an open door, inviting entrance to tire system. But there Is a remedy that cures LaGrippe and removes its dangerous after effects. There are hundreds of men and women iu almost every community, who were weak and despondent, unable to work, and without courage, but who uave recovered health, heart and ambition through the remarkable healing and strengthening qualities of Dr. Miles' Nervine. It goes straight to the cause of the mischief resulting from the grip. It builds up tue shattered nerves, soothes and quiets the irritated brain, strengthens the stomach and digestive organs and puts new lite Into the entire sytem. "Thirty-six years of hard work to raise my family and at the end to see them all taken away from me quite unnerved me, so that when LaGrippe got me in its clutches three years ago, 1 was treated very roughly. When the first attack was over I found myself on the very verge of insanity. My nerves were so unstrung that I could not control myself to utter a sound and the least noise caused excruciating agony* My stomach was so weak that nothing could remain in it long.euough to do me any good and my heart fluttered continually. When I began taking Dr. Miles'Nervine my mind became clear, roy nerves grew steady, my stomach was • strengthened and 1 was saved from an exist- ance worse than death." GEO. A. ANDREWS, Gt. Harrington, Mass. '' Dr.-Miles'Nervine is sold at all druggists on a positive guarantee. Write for free advice and booklet to (|l DR. MILES MEDICAL Co, Elkhart, Ind. • IT is now quite certain that the Republican State Convention will be held one month later than the present data —April 10. A REPORT was sent out from London early this morning, that Ladysmith had been taken by the Boers, butthere was no conformation of the rumor. LONDON papers estimate that the loss to Gen. White's forces at Ladysmith, in the battle last Saturday were nearly 1,000, in killed, wounded and missing, and the Boers' loss was from | 2,000 to 3,000. The battle lasted sev- Altoo Packing Company Election • The election of officers of the Alton Packing Company took place Wednes day afternoon. The directors elected by the stockholders are .1. E. Hayner, Henry .Meyers, A. A. Soticr, B. Schiess and Kdward Rodgers. The directors elected the following officers: B. Schiess, president; J: E. Hayner, treasurer: Fred. Gillham, secretary; Henry Meyers, manager; A. A. Sotier, assistant manager. Mr. Wm. Agne, who has been secretary of the company since the Alton Packing Co, was organized, retired and was succeeded by Fred. Gillham, who has been assistant secretary', Mr. Agne will remain in the office indefinitely. Contract Let. The contract for erecting Beall Bros., new ware house and office building was let Thursday by Architect Pfeiffeaberger to Vincent Wardein for 82,968.35. The plumbing went to R. Curdle. The building is to be completed in 45 days. Mr. Chas Beall yesterday purchased a new (iO horse powerengine in St. Louis forthe factory. The one purchased from the Garstang property being inadequate. Sweet, refreshing, healthful and endued with imperishable fragrance, Murray & Lanman's Florida Water is recognised by all persons of good taste as the leading perfume for general toilet use. Foley's Honey ana Tar. Cough Syrup wherever introduced is considered the most pleasant and effective remedy for all throat and lung complaints. It is the only prominent cough medicine that contains no opiates, and that it can safely begiven to children. 25c and 50c. Sold by E. Marsh, S. H. Wyss and P. H. Paul. A uiant Nerve Bonder. The Mystic Life Renewer is the most powerful nerve builder known. It absolutely cures all forma of nervous diseases and weaknesses no matter bow aggravated or of how long duratloa, such as neuralgia, nervous prostration, nervous paroxysms, St. Vitas' dance, palpitation of the heart, physical and mental weak- new, debility of old fttre, etc. Bold by 8. H. Wysfl and H. W. Chamberlain, DrnKgiat, Alton. $100 Dr. E. Detchon'a Ann-Diuretic May be worth to you more tban 1100 if you have a child who eoila bedding from incontinence of water during ulenp. Cures old and young alike. It arrant* the trouble at onoe. 91. Hold by 8. H. Wys* and H.W.Chamberlain, Druggist, 652 Second street, Altou.Ill. enteen hours and was ed on both sides. fiercely oontest- WHATEVER Senator Hoar's vagaries may be, he is sound on one point. Some one had charged him with the intention to turn the Filipinos over to Spain. He said he would as soon think of "turning a redeemed soulover to Satan as to turn the Philippines over to Spain." The hardest criticism ever passed upon that cruel and bloody monarchy. pie who know him are well acquainted with his style. and[usually donotattach a great deal of importance to what he says. . THE St. Louis Republic's Springfield telegram announces that Governor Tanner has declared war against Senator Cullom, and that the Governor will attempt to prevent Cullom receiving the indorsement of his home county—Sangamon. The story goes on to state that Governor Tanner intends to humiliate the Senator in tiis o\Vn home, and that as the Senator has no paper he will have to fight his >alties personally. We have often •cnown men to win out without a paper and fail when they had one. The Senator is an experienced campaigner, who has never known defeat. The Governor is easily his equal on these ines, aud if they go into battle it will be a hot time in the State capital. THE Chicago Tribune, on Thursday, Jan. 11, .the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's birth, issued a patiotic supplement, on pink tinted paper, commemorating that statesman and financier's life. The supplement contains tributes from many public men, in all walks of life, to the to the worth and work of Hamilton. It is a. memorial fitting to Hamilton and a credit t» the enterprise of the Tribune. THE British government has released the American Hour and other products seined on a British ship bound for Delagoa bay. The British government states that such products, unless intended for the enemy, are not contraband. This news was cabled to the American government on Wednesday by Minister Choate from London. The German steamers sei/.ed by British cruisers were also released by the British government. around 1.1KKI foot of a "•} degree curvi Death ol Michael Qoehler. M. tumbler died Wi-dn 'day night at il o'clock at his lioiuc nt Alton I'urk, OHM. of tin' city, after a long illness, llu bud but oiu' relative in tlm world, Mrs. John Stut/., and is reported to liavo boon quite wealthy. Coohlei'was u well known person having livetl oast of the city many years and conducted Iho |iluco known us tho Alton I'urk. Ik- was "it years of ago,. it has been demonstrated repeatedly in every state in the Union and in many foreign countries that Chamberlain's Cough Uomerty is a certain pro- vontatlvo and cure for croup. It bus become tho universal remedy for that disease. M. V. Fishor of Liberty, W. Vu., only repeat* what has boon -said around the globu when ho writes: "i have used Chamberlain's Cough Kcm- oilv in my family for several years and always with perfect success. Wo believe tb'al it is not only tho host cough remedy, but that it is u Hiiro euro for croup. It lias saved tho live* of our children a number of times.' This remedy is for salo by K. Mar»h, S. 1J. Wyss and Paul's Pharmacy. eed hayo neuralgia. Get Dr. Miles (rout dtuiMUrtfc Q»e com a owe." EVIDENTLY from this date the wui will be on between Senator Collum and Governor, Tanner. Tho letter's slash ing, terrific criticism and opposition to the Senator, as brought out in un interview,will set all the boys on either side in battle array, and you may look for editorials with gore enougl: to stock a slaughterhouse. However it is well for the conservative to kei>] cool, its only a match between twoolr statesmen—seeking for the mastery o their own party. Tlmt^s all. PRKSIDFNT HADLEY of Yale Col lege has entered the lists with Mi- Bryan us a hunter of the octopus. Mr Hadley's method of doing up tin many armed and eyed monster is novel In the extreme. He advises tha tho owners of trusts (the octopus) be boycotted by high-toned society lead ers: that they be not invited to an; function, and that invitations fron them shall bo ignored. Society ac quintancos should also fail to recog ni/o them on tho street. Whenever you want profound wisdom on economical questions, always call on a college professor. women in their right to alimony. The measure provides that nothing in the bankruptcy laws shall be construed as to apply to any order or decree entered in any State court ordering the payment, of alimony or providing for the support or maintenance of one's family. While this measure is intended for' the protection of divorced women generally, it is aimed particularly at several.courts in Illinois which have handed down decisions which relieve divorced men from the obligation of paying alimony. Several of these cases came to the attention of Mr. ,Iett, and as they caused considerable distress to the women aryl children he made up his mind to prevent more oases of this kind if he could. Therefore he introduced 'his bill and says he will push it to the utmost. ST. Louis has a poet by the name of P. J. Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy also dispenses hot drinks in his liquor store. His poetry, however, is the lottest thing he has. He has turned it against the Chicago drainage canal and Chicago sewage. He is somewhat' fearful that if the St. Louisians once get a taste of Chicago sewage they will.never again drink his fire water, so he volleys and thunders against the pollution and contamination of the river in a manner that average Chicagoan gray stantly. His poetry, like Mr. Kennedy's whisky, is fiery, and leaves a blistered feeling. Mr. Kennedy's book, which he has written on the drainage ditch, contains 150 pages of red-hot stuff—like that in all his decanters. Senator Hoar on the Phlllippnes. Senator Hoar has- written ' a long letter on the Philipines, in which he gives expression to the following sentiments as to Spain: "What I want the American people to do is to do in the Philippines exactly what we have done, are doing, and expect to do in Cuba. We have liberated both from Spain, and we have had no thought— at least I have had no thought—of giving either back to Spain. I should as soon give back a redeemed soul to Satan as give back the people of ths makes the , .Philippine Islands to the cruelty and haired in- ', tyranny of Spain." In the same letter Senator Hoar tells what he would do in these words: SENATOR Pettigrew again asserted in a speech yesterday in the Senate, that if he were a "Filipino he would fight until he was gray" before submitting to Americans. Senator Pettigrew, however, finds it safer for his hide to fight with his mouth in tho Senate than to become a Filipino and light with a gun. If he should attempt the latter role there is no doubt but that he would do just as tho Filipinos are doing "l-'lglit mid run awny, That he mlKlit live to tight (or ehoiit) iin- otlier diiy." Pettigrew is no braver than the copperheads during the civil war, and they found it convenient to iight with their mouths, or from behind a tree. They never faced the gallant boys in blue, the saviors of the Union. And neither will Pettigrew -or any of his ill-tongued friends. THOMAS C'j. SIIKAHMAN, tho eminent Now York lawyer, In a speech tho other night before a club. It ruuul Iho aldoriiion of thut city, "a sot of tbiovos." Now tho aldoriiion aiv after him. Some of them want oncli alderman (of the Kixty) to prosecute him separately and make him pay the costs of the suit, ut loaist. Others think that a body blow from the shoulder would bo about the right treatment for Sliournuin. The lawyer is a sharp, fearless talker, who never minces words in delivering his thoughts. Most puo- SENATOR Spooner, of Wisconsin, bus introduced Ja bill in the Senate for the government of the Philippines. It is modeled after the law that controlled tho Louisiana Purchase, until laws could he enacted for dividing it into territories and states. Senator Spooner believes the time has passed for asserting thut the Philippine islands are territory belonging to the United States. His bill boldly assumes tills, and proceeds directly to legislation based on thut assumption. The passage of such a bill as this will relievo tin) administration of the necessity of continuing to govern the Philippine islands by military authority utter the Insurrection there shall have been put down, and it will moot tluv objections of tlioso who are opposed to leaving so much power in tho hands of the. executive without Ui- recliiulnoriKUtioii by Congress. I would send General. Wood or Gen- * eral Miles, or Admiral Dewey, to Luzon. I would have him gather about him a cabinet of. the best men among the Filipinos, who have the confidence of the people and desire nothing hut their welfare. In all provinces und municipalities where civil government is now established, possessing the confidence of the people, I would con- i suit with their rulers and representatives. 1 would lend the aid of the army of the United States only to keep order. It would permit the people to make laws arid to administer laws, subject to some supervision or inspection, till the disturbed times are over and , peace has settled down again upon ; that country, insuring tho security of j the people against avarice, ambition or peculation. So soon as it seems i'.that Government can maintain itself peacefully and in order, I would by | degrees withdraw the authority of the i United States, making a treaty with 1 them against the cupidity of any other nation, and would lend our aid for a reasonable time to maintain order and law. The U. S. will guarantee to the Filipinos a Republican form of government, and in order to preserve law and order and to keep other nations from taking possession, American control must prevail. Either Senator Hour is mistaken, or Senator Beveridge and the Americans who htvve visited the Philippines are, In regarJl to the fitness of the Filipinos for self government. Senator Beveridge, who spent months there, says ho does not be.lieve there are 100 people on the islands capable of self govecnment. The c Mimissioiiers sent to tho Philippines say the same. To educate tho Filipinos and to give them self government, with American protection, in the duty of the United Stucus. Tho terrl, lory is ours,' Wo have won it, unu bought it. The jioople are not »° w lit for self government. CQnp.reiiinan.Jett looking Out tor the later- BjtsofDivoiced Women. According to his promise, Itepn- scntative Jolt of IllUtiboro introduced u bill in -tho House- proposing un amendment to the bankruptcy law with a view to protecting divorced "t 1/iNDON, Jan. 12.-~Tho War tills morning revolved the following dlsputeh from General Duller, Springfield, Thursday, January at 11:20 p. in.: "I occupied tho smith bunk ol Tiu^ola river at Potgiotor's Drift morning and si-i/wl pont. Tho ri IK in Hood. Tho enemy is struii intrenched about four arid a to tho north,

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