Alton Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 25, 1900 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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THE ALTON TELEGRAPH. f?I X TY • F1 FTH YK A 11. (Eitabll.hed January M, 1836) ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 11)00. $1.25 PER YEAK « • The New york Weekly.Tribune aed the Weekly Telegraph for One Year for $1.25 am Advance. Try Them The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been la use for over 3O years, has borne the signature of . and has been made under his personal supervision wince Its Infancy. Allow-rio one to deceive you In this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and Substitutes are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants' and Children—Experience against Experiment. What is CASTOR IA Castorla Is a substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Harmless and Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend. \ GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of The Kind You to Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. TMt aCNTOUH eOMntNT, TT MUHflHY •TNtlT. NIW YORK CITT. Prices and Quality Jell, So mind your P'a and Q'». If the Best quality and lowet (then drop a postal card to th« Alton [ime and Sement Qo. 9 ot Alton, IllInolB, for fl.jlr prices on Lime, Cement, Plaster and Hair. So mind your P'a and Q's. If the Best quality and lowestjprtce u what you are afte (then drop a postal card to the BIHLDINO S7X»V6 ^BUILDING STONB. tllOH GRADE GOODS AT LOW DOWN PRICES, •i V AT BOWMAN'S TODAY. FALL SUITS. • i The most complete line of Foreign and Domestic Woolens for Suits, Pants and Overcoats, just received, Style, Fit, Workmanship and Prices guaranteed. Come and be convinced before going elsewhere i MoritzTailoring House us West Third st. It Is Kejsumecl in the House of Representatives. POWKIIH IS 131K FIRST Sl'K | KEK. Tim Vcriiiniil Milii .Sn.v M«J«i'll.v Are Not Tp.ylii(t to IS.'ininite Mini mid Wlf>, fur I'lilyttuiny HUH Nevef l(«*i*it I.vital III I Inh—Itfimirk* nl Kcprmfiilullve I.tiu- <ll» 'uC Imlliitm, One ill' I In' Majority— <>tli«r M'nthlftfrtoii »iik<>r Inliri'xl. Washington. .Inn. i!r>.—The house re- siiinril tliV (U'liilU 1 on I lie Roberts ense nl tl o'clock. The KMlleries wore again well lllled. most of. ilie occupant* be- in# ladles. I'owers of Vermont was Ilic lirsl Knciiker. Me mailed in l)e- Itnlf of exclusion of Mr. Huberts. The cunt enl Ion of the minority for expulsion, lie .said, ran ti|> iiK.'iin.-l the very . BON. C. R, I.ANDIB. precedents which were cited In its support. It was the universal rule that a member could tiot be expelled for ail offense committed prior to elect!»'J. While it might be argued iu Mr. Itob- erts' ease that polygamy wa.s.a coil- fiuulug stntus. the erlme Itself,, the luitlal act, took place long lief/ire Mr. Hoberts was eleeted. 1'oljKnuty Never 4r*K"l In Utuh. "We are not setMrntin;,' wife from husband," nuld Powers. "rolygamy hats never been legal Iu Utah. It was illegal umler the coiumou law of England. The moment he took wife No. 2, the marriage was void. Mr. Roberts knew the law. He eaunot now plead the 'baby act' against the law and steru Justice." Suodgrast! of 'Tennesse followed Powers, supporting the views of the minority in favor of seating and then expelling Mr. Uoberts. If we were not to become th> exponents of the Krencli syKteni of justice which presumed guilt until Innocence wns pmvwi^ he «a.l<>. Mr. Roberts must be aecoi'ded his priiua faela right to his seat before hnlnff ousted. Violated Her Couijiuut, Luudls of Indlaua, a member of the Uoderts committee, who signed the majorlt.v report, argued Unit I'tah had violated her compact with the I "tilted States. There had been universal rejoicing in the land In KSliii. he said, wheu 1'tiih had'been admitted into tne I'nlou. The people of the I'nited States thought Mint the birth of the stnte worked the death of the system of polygamy. yet tlmy were startled to learn in 181)8 Hint Utah had elected as her sole representative In the house a pol.vKnmist. aud that he was moving upon Washington with a plurality of wives and a multiplicity <if children, (l.nuglilpr.l Scored the -Mormon C'hnrrli. Lamlls went over the record of the apostles of the. Mormon church to show that most of them were guilty of continued polygamy practices. Some of his statements were sensational. He scored the church for its alleged fulth, •arousing great 'enthusiasm by his scathing denunciation. At times he convulsed the house with his sarcasm. Of the fifteen apostles of the church when the proclamation was Issued, he said, eleven were open violators of the law aud tbre« bad undoubtedly taken plural wives since It w»s promulgated. In concluding he adjured the 2,(MX) polygatuletfl In ^U1nh to take care 'of their plural wive*.Tint in ciod's name to refrain from multiplying their Infamy by bringing more children Into the world. DOINGS IN TUK 8KNATK. Urgent DvHiilency III 11 Itvporled - llrnolu- /. tlonn by I'ettlifKM, Washington, .Inn. 25.—When 11i» senate convened Hale reported from the appropriations committee the urgent dcliclcncy bill and gave notice that he would call It up next day. Allen offered 11 resolution culling upon the secretary of war for all Information anil correspondence feinting to the administration of customs nll'nlrs In Puerto Itlco. Cuba, ami the Philippines Nlnce tin; war ivllli SIM)ii. Objection being made, Jt went over. Pet I (grew offered a resolution declaring that the I'nited Stales government could not recognize (he right of any nation to declare as contraband mid sel/.e food products as such and that liny such seizure would be an net unfriendly to the United Suites. The resolution went over under the rule. The resolution offered Tuesday by Pettlgrew culling upon the president for the report oT (ienerul John C. Hiilim concerning the treaty made with iho miltnn of Suit) was considered. The resolution recited the salaries paid to the Hiilliiii and his officials ami Inquired what fund they went paid from and \vlial services the olliclals rendered. PolUgrew supported the resolution Iu u speccli, uimria otiicvrH from seventeen states In session ut Indianapolis considered national guards needs. -»IN I.V.H/ItIKH rilOVJill FATABt Henry A. llaxeti, <'lili'f I'urccinlcr at \Vputhvr Hurcaii, In Drail. Washington, .Inn. '-!."i. — Henry A. Haxen, chief forecast er and professor of meteorology 'at the I'nited States weiu.lier bureaus Is dead at the Kmer- Kericy hospital from injuries received In a bicycle collision. While riding to the weath'er bureau Professor Hanen was run Into by another rider and thrown forward with great violence. He. WMS removed to the Kmergency hospital, where it was found his skull ,WUH fractured. An operation' was performed. but the piitlent remained unconscious until the end. Henry A. Mn/en was the son of a Congregational missionary, and was born in Slrur, Inditi. •">"> years ago. In 1871 In- \viis graduated from Dartmouth. A year later he became as- sisiiint prnfcNiW in the Sheffield Scl- ent Itle school at Yale. He served in New Il.-mm until 1S.SO. when lie entered the weather bureau. His researches developed the psychrometer, tables for the reduction of barometric readings to' the sea level, and several thermometer shelters. Numerous me- teorologlcnl papers and .articles on aeronautical stiMccts luivc 1 nppenred from his pen. lie made 'ninny balloon iiKt'cnslnns. n't one time n^coiidlnir 10.(100 feet nluive the surface nf the NOON IS EXCITED. iiiHrx i>n Ilif Hollo. . .Inn. :J>~>. — lte-;)jO"(lin),' to an inquiry from Senator' (iallif.ger. C'ommlssyinor of Pensions Kvans h«s sent to |ilm ;i statement giving the number of pensioners borne 'on .ihe rolls of the otii<-e on account of each of the wars of the Vniicd States aud giving Ji brief review of the laws under which they were granted. The statement as to Ihe number of pensioners Is us follows: On account of the revolutionary war. Tour widows and seven daughters: war of 1.H1U. one suvvivor, l.liUS widows: Indian wars. 181)2 «o 1842, ],05(! survivors ;ind 3.SSO widows: Mexican war. ii.'Jtl-l survivors and S.17."i widows. (Jranted since 18(11, under general Inws. iC^l.")."! invalid and !tU.!H)I widows and other dependents: under law of 185)0. Invalids 420.01'J: widows and dependents. i;M) 2-0. Intcrrvd In ArlliiKtnn (>i>l"tcry. Washington. ..Inn. 2.">; — The remains of forty-three soldjej's who died of yellow fever Iu Cub;! were interred at Arlington cemetery. The i>.\ei'cisi*s were conducted according to the ritual of the t'lithollf and Kplscopal churches. President McK'lnley. secretary Root and Attorney General (tfiggs were present. The burial was with military honors. Two troops of cnvalry, dismounted. were, drawn up in line, while a third actHl as a firing squad. . The troops were under comuiand of Major Jackson, statioifed nt Kort Meyer. The religious .sw'vices were conducted by Uev. Mackay-Smith and Father Dolau. •' To Ueinuve Dlnalillltie*. Washington, ,lau. 20. — The house committee, oil pensions has 'ordered a fuvomble report on the bill making service lii the Spanish-American war sufficient to remove the disabilities against those who aided or abetted the southern troops during the war of the rebellion In the matter of drawing pensions. At present the Inhibition applies to widows, children, heirs aud others related to those serving or assisting the confederacy and the removal of this Inhibition Is more particularly designed to apply to the parents serving iu the war with Spain. AmeiulinmilH by I'liitl. Washington. .Ian. :ifi. — Senator Plait of l'oniii>cr{c'tii bus given notice of important amendments he will offer to the bills providing H form of government Tor .1 In wall and Puerto Itlco. One of 'Senator I'lntl's proposed nimnidincnis to each of the lillls strikes out I he provision for the election of a dclcgnteUo congress. If adopted neither Puprto Illco nor llnwnii will be represetijed In congress. The other iimendmentR relate to the customs regulations. VKKIUfT FOR TIIK KESUJEK. Ainu Kokom6 lawsuits , spring li> I'uy #! ,()O(I OltVrnl to <ln« iu Snv«-(l HU \VITi.. ' lnd.. .Ian. 2."i. — A novelty In s jusi ended liere. l.Jist ld Hlley and Ills wife, wealthy residents of (inint conuiy, drove off B bridge during high water. Hlley s\vn,nj I" shore, but his wife was carried away by the torrent, dually lodging In tne branches of a barberry hush. Hlley screamed for help and offered $1,(KH) reward for his wife's rescue. Hen Itufherford went to the aid of the drowning woman and dragged her to laud ulive. • Afterward lllley repented of his bid, aud refused to pay the reward.. Until- erford sued for It. and the jury sustained his contention, giving him judgment for the full amount asked for. KOHUERS TOH'ITKE A HE It MIT. Hum u I'miBluni'r \vllli Kml-Hot Iron*, lint Fall In rind HU Monw.v. Dayton,. ()., .Ian. 2.">. — Cns.h Harry. a vt^ermi, «•(!« tortured by robbers tit his home Iu Karmcrsvlllc, this county. Harry Is a hermit nml lives nlojic. lie Is n pensioner, mid us he never sjienl iiiiich money it wns thought he linil a treasure coliccnlcd tibotlt his home. The robbers hud evidently hctird of this, nnd Tried to get him to tell where his money wns. Harry would not tell, nml the robbers burned his feet with rod-hot irons. The old iniin howled with pnlu and culled for help. As no one lived nctir him lie wns not answered. but th<> robbofK took fright and lied, getting only $10. Hurry's condition Is critlcKl. l'o|illllilliill oi I'lliirto Kirn. San .Mian, Puerto Itlco, Jan. 25.- -The olllclnl census of Puerto Itlco has been finished. Hnn Juan has iv.'.non Inhab Ituiils. Ponce has nearly twice tin many residents, the number being 50,(100. There arc (175,000 InlmlilinntK oil the Ixlainl. Waiting for Important News That Does Not Come. AXXIETY IS VISIIiLE EVERY WHERE. <ii'li"i-»lly UiToj>of/<>(< Thnl the I»(MT I'nxl- tton, If Kvt-r Taki'ii. Can (llil.v He fapt- nriMt ut Tri-in«iuliiiiii ('out—llnlli>i-'n OU- |>Ut< ll l><'/l<Tll(ill(f (lie J{«'lllll\l' r»hltloilll ut the I>I>IIIPB|HK. I'oi-ri's—Sprukn "I u JHroponvil .Nlftlil Attni'k on tin- Iliii'i-n. l.oudou. ./nu. 25.—The extreme tension caused by what may justly be designated ttie most anxious pause since the war began had not been relieved up to the time of writing by anything save the daily stock exchange, rumor, winch nappeus to have been started -by Hie nuns, who us.sort that iji-uerul Warren has captured Splou- kopf. Anxiety in regard to the news is visible on all sides. The war office was besieged at an early httur iu the morning ami the clubs and other resorts liable to receive early news have been crowded with eager Inquirers. It is generally recognized that the Boer position, if ever taken, cau ouly be captured at a tremendous cost. l>is|ia«-li li-iiiu 1'retiifiu. A dispif,... I rom 1'relorla, dated Tuesday. .1:111. -.'!, somewhnt amplifies the dispatch of .Monday, Jan. 22, from the Hocr head laager, cabled to the Associated PresK Ujjuys: "Kour or live times during the day the British replaced their wearied soldiers by fresh ones. The Uoer casualties to date are one man killed aud two meu slightly injured. Our meu are in excellent spirits. There is a large slaughter of the British. General Botha is now in sole command, General* Cronje havlug been sent elsewhere." The same dispatch, apparently referring to the sitimtiou at Colenso. says: "Oue-of the large'Boer maxims was temporarily disordered, but wns soon repaired. The British northern camp is In confusion. People are" observed trekking aimlessly In all directions." Kxcltentent at Hlg-li I'ltvli. As the afternoon progressed the excitement an Pall Mall reached a high pitch. But the war office officials reiterated ut 3:30 p. m. the oft-repeated statement thnt "Nothing had been received from General 4iuller." The suspense was lucreased by the belief that General Buller would never have published his Intention to attack the Boers on Spioukopf unless satisfied thnt the assault would be carried out before the news could be published, nnd it was fully nnticipnted thnt the news of his success or failure would reach London in a few hours st the most. The cabinet ministers called nt the war office nfter lunch to ask for news. HO Kit POSITION IS STKONd. It IK on HlKher RrnuiKl Than TlilitOnu- pleil by Gent-mi Wnrren. London. Jan. 25.—Contrary to the announcement made shortly before midnight by the war office thnt nothing further would be issued until the forenoon, the following dispatch from General Buller. dnted at Spenrmnn's Camp, Jan. 2.'5, (J:20 p. m., has just been posted: • ''Warren holds the |MisitioU 'he gained two days ago. In front of him, at about 1,400 yards. Is the enemy's position, west of Kplon kop. It is on higher ground than Warren's position, so it Is Impossible to see Into it properly. It en n be approached only over bare, open slopes, and the ridges held by Warren are so steep that guns can j not lie plnce.d on them. Hut we are shelling the cDem.v's posit.'ou with how ity.ers and Held urtlllery. placed on lower ground, lichjnd Infantry. . ' "Theenemy'Is replying with Creusot nnd other artillery. In tills ilrel the advantage rests with us, as we appear searching his trenches and Ills artillery tire Is not causing us much loss. An attempt will be made tonight to seize Spion kop. the salient point of which forms the left of the enemy's position facing. Trlchard's drift and which divides it, from the position fnc- ! Ing Potgieter's drift. It has considerable command over all the enemy's in- trellclumvits." Ocll Uhodci York* it linn, London. Jail. 25.—A dispatch, dated Klmberley, Jan. 2U, says: "The bombardments have ceased but the Boers are perpetually engaged In sniping. 'Long Cecil' Is doing excellent work, and Cecil Rhodes has personally fired several shells from '.'he gun." Mln«r8 on Trial for Miinler. 'Vicuna, Ills., Jan. 25.—The trial of the twelve Cnrtcrvllle miners for murder was culled before Judge Vlukers and the work of selecting u jury has begun. The mimes of the men on trial arc: Wesley Shadoweus, Lem Shad- owcns, Charles Shadoweus, Hubert HndtMd. Willis Kimicy, William Kel- Icy, Itlchnrd Kclley, Klmcr James, Mnih \Vnlkcr. John VVnllacc, Knink Gridcr. nml A. .1. Nnngle. They stnnd ehnrgcd with killing live negroes nl or near the depot in Cnrlcrvlllc on Sunday, Sept. 17 last. Mine* Stilil to n Synillrutt'. Pnmi. Ills., .Ian. '_'.".. The deal between tlie Peiiwell nnd Spi'ingsldc col- Icrlcs nnd the riili-ji^o syndicate lins been coliKiiuiinnted The price paid for (lie former mine wns $1, nnd for the Inner No attempt was miide to purclinse the old slinl'i. the Piiiin mine. II Is understood the new llrm u'lll lake possession Feb I. The ilciil includes nil the properly of Ihe twu mines. Professor .1. 'I. Johnson, president of the Hargrove college, died suddenly nl Ardmorc. I. T.. of lieitrt disease, 'III yc)ii>. Ports on the Western Coast of the Island of Panay. MINOR ENGAGEMENTS WITH KEHELS Aincrli'iiii ArniN Meet u Hit the l'«iuil Suc- urHH — ln»iii-((<'iit« KllliMl anil Cii|ilur«il with SIlK'it IM *- t" <>>"• Noldlrri—Knittn Cru/. Kvacllli'il by I hi' I'lUplnon—l>riu- oiiittrntliin A^dliixt the l-'rlurt at u He- crptlon l» thi' ('iitliiillr Clergy. Wasliiiigtou. Jan. 25.—General Otis has reported lo the war department that the western const of the island of Panuy Is now open for trade and that the coast of Lagutm do Bay uud thu neighboring sections of the country will also be opened to unrestricted tralHc by the end of the week. He also reports several mlnorengngemeuts with the Filipinos in which the American arms meet with the usual success. The enemy lost, heavily and a large amount of arms and ammunition was captured. General Otft' dispatch is as follows: •'M.-iiilln. .Inn. 2-1.—MncArthur, 20th to 2:'.d, reports four minor engagements, in which five Insurgents were killed, several wounded and captured; also captured few rifles and other property: no casualties. Kill.-il Mnr Inimrgeiitii. "Major Bishop. Thirty-sixth infantry, iu North Sauibnles with detachment sixty men, attacked two insurgent companies, killed nine, wounded and captured fourteen, secured twenty-two rifles, several thousand rounds of ammunition, two horses with equip- meuts; casualties three men w(funded, one seriously. General Young report$- actlon of Steever, Third cavalry, ngniust Geiiernl Tinio's force Iu north, inflicted very heavy loss on insurgents In which twenty-eight were killed; that Hodd's troops attacked insurgents tienr Snnta Lucia, killed six, no casualties. Reported, from the south: Enemy evacuated Santa Cruz, supposed to be eastern coast; that city in our possession last two days; Schwnn believed to be in pursuit: no late report from him; coast Lngunn de Bay and neighboring sections of country opened to unrestricted traffic 27th Inst.; west. ern coast island . Pn nay opened for trade." MKMONSTRATIOJf AOAIXST FRIARS' Moot Archblsliop No/.nleila, but Clicer K>ttf* ami Bin Staff". Maniln. Jan. '25. — Archbishop Chapelle, pupal delegate to the Philippines, gave n reception to the Catholic cler^ gy and laymen for the purpose of con- • dilating the opposing factions. M-any prominent Filipinos .-mended,, with a view of making a demonstration against the friars. They hooted Archbishop Xoenleda nnd every friar who appeared, crying: "Fiiera. Nossaledn" 1 nnd "Fuera Frlales." On the other hand. General Otis and his staff, who attended, were cheered. Mrg. Chitpelie made a speech asking: for toleration and patience, and premising n satisfactory settlement of the questions in dispute. He rebuked the uewspnpers for meddling with. mutters which he snld they did not" understand. I.lfiilfiiiinl Ktni'kltty M Inning, * Wiishlngtoik Jim. 25.— General Otl» has cabled the*war department as follows from Manila: "Lieutenant Stockley. Tweiity-tirst Infantry, has. been missing since the 12th in«U He was on recounoiti;rii)g duly at "Snuisay. near Snn Tomas. BnlnugnN,' and was evidently captured. Search' is still being prosecuted." Paul Oevereaux Stockley is n second lieutenant in the Twenty-first infantry, having been appointed Aug. 22. 181MI. He wns born* nt Cleveland, ()., July U. 1875. SIM unit iiuiit WlilK . Washington, Jan. 25. — Gcner .;; ^.t... has informed the war department of Ihe death of Second Lieutenant Ifiu- geue G. Wing. Thirty-sixth infantry, of hcmorrhaglc varleoln. He was a native of Alabama nnd received his commission In the volunteers July 5 last. __ WILSON IXUHTED AT PKORIA. T» Hilly- Kl|(lit <'oun(» A^uliiNt (M-Kerrotnrjr ul' bluU* Anyluni liuanl. Pcorlu, Ills., Jan. 25.— The grand jury of Peorla brought twenty-eight indictments ngalnfti John W. Wilson, e.\ -secretary of the commission on nsy- lum for the incurable Insane. Twenty- He veil of these Indictments were for felonies, and one for a misdemeanor. Wilson was charged with forgery, uttering forged paper nnd malfeasance in onice. Later at night he gave bail under ten of the Indictments In $500 each, his sureties being ills wife, Delia Wilson; Thomas K. Smith. Louis H, Davis and Samuel 11. llelstand. The remainder of the $1.111111 bond required will be furnished. No Indictment was found in the case cit 1 the other officials. JKoe oJ'Srrrttl Oj'il«ri» Kiffft'il, Lima, ()., Jan. 25.--Kcv. G. L. Mason of (lit; Christian Cntiiollc church nil vert Ised thai lie would reveal secrets of the Mnsuns, Modern Woodmen and Ilic Kul^lits of I'hvlhlns nt Stelnei hull in lUiiffiou. The representative citl- xens of Hliil'l'inii jire members of or dei's nnd when ihe reverend gentleman started his denunciation of the secret societies ihe electric wires run- ' niii^ Into the hall were cut and Mason egged oil' Ilic stage. When lie and Kphrniin liasin^er, ihe elder in charge. left Ihe hall they were made the tar^,et of decayed vi'golnhlcs, tidierni .Inhn It. Brooke, former guv- ernor of Cuba, has arrived nl \\'ilsllill^l(lll. I>C||I(MT,'||N nf HOIItlleni IlllllolH S11W- gest Judge Carroll C. Hoggs of Knlr- Held as a candidate for governor.

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