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22D YEAR NO. 0,814.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, 1800.
PBICE TWO CENTS.
Among the best dressers
the Blue and Black Serges
are PRE-EMINENTLY the
most popular garments for
warm weather, and JUSTLY
so, as they keep their shape
better, wear longer and
are more stylish than any
other thin fabric. WE have
a lull assortment ol them in
all grades and sizes, both
Sacks and Cutaways, some
of them full-lined, some
half-lined and others arc
In addjtion to our SU
PERB line of Serges we
have the most COMPLETE
stock in the city of White
and Striped Flannel and
Cheviot Suits; also, thin
coats and vests in Pongee,
India Silk, Mohair, Drap
d' Etc, Siciliennc Cloth, Cal
cutta Seersacker and those
ever-popular goods, Camel's
Hair. All at OUR ex
trcmely LOW prices.
Robinson, Parker& Co,
319 7th ST. N. W.
A CAMPAIGN OF BOODLE.
Chairman Andrews' Effort to Get Into the
lie U Wllllnc to Spend $'.(, 000, unit
Una l'urcliated u lter to
I'ittmurg, June 3. The managlug
editor of the Pittsburg CkronieU-Ttle-(jKifh
(Hep,) telegraphs his paper as
follows from Meadvllle, Pa.: "State
C halrman W. II. Andrews Is trying to
lit Into the State Senate, and his can
vass is being conducted in his usual
Mile through political boodlers. An
drews has said he Is willing to Sd
$30,000 to get the State Seaatorshtp,
and he is in a fair way to do It now.
"In this highly laudable missionary
work the Republican State Chairman
Is ably assisted by bis two brothers,
who live on the crumbs that fall wkn
the btate Chairman makes a grub.
There is one big wave of disgust
sweeping over the county at the
outbids of these three men. Tbarles
At il icws does the township distribu
te f. of cask pU and W. It Andrews
Laps distribute part of the time, and
si.-.) runs a funny liule 'patent outside'
t'ailv taper in Meadvilte. This paper
k.isk little weight that tke State Chair-
iujii dues not depend upon it Lst
wi i U we bought a semi-weekly, edited
I y a man named Iteisiager, ami Sited it
full of puffs fur himself and deauncla
tt hi of everybody else, iteisiagef for
months has abused Andrews in a most
porous uutaaar, but in eoswtcteraium
t a promise of tke Meadvtlte PostorBee
and a couple of hundred dollars he
bold uut Ids entire stock of vituperation
- Chairman Aadrewt is running a
I ,,H,lle campaign ou the platform, 'If
t .. don't elect me
v i MoiT will nc mat to tub
l MTtl) STATES St J. ATE.'
ix-mc- people any that there is more
i1 anger from Sees with Andrews In the
rtii4U- than out of it.
" Candidal: Andrews three weeks ago
t.nt for Messrs. Brown and Foster, caa
UUats for the Letstetlve aoswiaaiina
1 be M-nutorud randidito produond a
wiliten agreement tor Urn Legislative
i andidates to sign. It was set forth
ih thU that Andrews and nit brother
MkKuld agree to step righting Brown and
i'uiur aid support than if thaw would
u.!l. tu vote for nay cancMffiato lor
I uitid Slate Seaatur whom If- H-Audit-
wouli aame. Brown and
lY'tui indignaatiy refused to eater into
uu ugieeweat, and in chaimnui
thu-oterud all sort of things. Host
abi, mean that Andrews Late-ads to get
uniuUrt of the et tffltdatwrr in
km ao as to sell tkem to Scott or some
tUr boodkr: It certainly took
Tlic latest gossan here to tha Can
duUu Cor-Uvere UcJawater and A
diw have (iuaueted bitterly. It U
!,t uly cb-uged taat Andrews wtU e
-ui Hvhuaater because he tatwm to
i utnbuse iratajf itsnwi af asew w
A uiUews. ana atao pre veoia isi m
i l i Cumnany
liii v txom irriar tan
Audita pledged Ma twwport to both
l lttUCafe mm VUBiBMBPi mill ip aiajnmni
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HON. TOM REED.
vote nrviNo is ('armed on
OPENLY IX HIS DISTRICT.
METHODS BY WHO HE IS ELECTED.
Rejmblicarm Greatly Alarmed at the
Exposition of Affairs.
TWEUTMIX DOLLARS THE TOP NOTCH.
Sen8 !r the VeUn j Plaws Vot83 Going
al Aaetien The Trade Looked
Upsn as Legitimate.
In a recent communication to tlio
7Yw (New York), says the IJldtlefortl,
Jlc, correspondent of Hint paper, I said
something about the prevalence of vote
buying In the First Congressional Dis
trict of Maine, characterizing the dl
trlct as thoroughly rotten politically,
and submitting evidence to show that
both Itopuullatns and Democrats use
money corruptly, and as much of It as
they can get In support of their re
spective tickets on every general clec
tlon day. This communication has at
tracted considerable attention in this
locality, and while the Democrats have
read it with equanimity undisturbed the
Republicans have been very much dis
tressed by It. The llcpubllcans seem to
fed that they have been unkindly treated
by the disclosure that the particular con
tingent of the great moral party having
Its abiding place In this district holds
supremacy by means of
at the polls; they seem to think that,
because vote buying has been exten
sively prevalent here for n quarter of a
century without having been Interfered
with by the newspapers, the Iniquity
has acquired the right to exist hence
forth unchallenged, just as when one
has tquatted on land undisturbed for a
certain term of years he has good title
to the land squatted upon. They re
gard it as peculiarly unfortunate that
anything should bo said about the mat
ter this year. Just as a hot political tight
Is coming on, which they feel they
mutt vrln. They would like plenary
Indulgence for this year, no matter
what may bo decided upon for the
The Democrats, on the other hand,
desire that an exposition shall lie made
of the election mothods prevailing In
this district; for they reason that wlien
such an exposition has been made the
foundation will .have been laid for an
IrresistAble demand for a secret ballot
law. They have one other thing In
mind, and that Is, that just now, when
Mr. Chandler and other pretended po
litical purists arc talking of a
lKDEIt h KI.KCTION I..VW
It Is proper to advise them that here
in New England Is a community which
needs to lie cared for quite as badly as
any county In Texas or parish In Lou
isiana. As a matter of fact, the Dem
erols of the First Maine Congressional
District do not feel able to hold their
own against the Republicans In a
money fight, ami they want relief from
some source, within the State or outside
Hut while there Is evidence of disa
greement between Republican and
Democrats as to the desirability of pure
politics, provoked by the oommunlca
tfon referred to, nobody seems to feel
that anything slanderous has been said
about this district. One may hear the
MATTKK OF OTK Ml'VISO
talked about twenty times a day, but
may never hear any one professing to
be ignorant of its prevalence here.
A paper has been banded to me by
a person of thorough honesty contain
ing a statement of what be saw ami
beard in a Maine town not far from
Duldeford in September, 1SSS, when the
Piopie met at the Town House to vote
for State orhters, members of the Leg
islature and Congressmen. I have per
soaally verified tke vital points made in
this statement ami readers of tke Time
may accept it as a plain, uaewkellisked
narrative of actual occurrences.
'1 went out," says tke narrator, "to
see what a Maine town meeting was like.
What I taw and heard was a revelation
to me. I reached tke Town House at
about 10.30 o'clock, and wa no sooner
out cf my carriage than I was accosted
by a ticket peddler, wko asked me If I
was a toter. I replied that I was pres
eat aimplv as an observer.
...j ww ygdof kopia'.' said the
mas, 'that you was a voter. We're
wmajder'kte anxious about Tow Heed.
Tk. aregoia' to but kiw if tfeey kin,
ami tkey've a pie of momey to do it
wttk. There comes a man now taat
they've jeat bought.
TUEV l. IS' HIM $30,
and that's more'a was ever paid in tuU
town for one vote. Last year I kaowod
two brothers to get $4 between 'em.
but that wasa't $3t apiece , was If
That's the mas there, tke feller that's
Jest t-ottdjt' off'n'th steps. '
"1 kioked in the dlreL-tka iadiratfnl
awl saw the ancient patriot. He was
not a haadaonw man by any means, but
thtre was a look upon his face that was
litcktedJy Interring If 1 iaierptetcd
it rightly it reflected conu aiuirut and
self approbation. It seemed to me that
the man was congratulating himself
upon having taken advantage oX the Up
lop of lb market. I ashea how k was
known that the old man had rjcied
i'ii for voting the Detmocratic uVket.
aw'itoartt oaT fike. "ill give ye 13,"
Hy.uihHfuq, and than thW went oa,
generally a dollar at whack. tiU we
knocked Vf diwn to tike THpimjtrats
' This, the HffniB told me, took place
in the Town Mouse, la full view uf the
Moderator, within she sight ami actual
knowledge of probably fit mtn. A
hum half a wea petaotti whom I
knew were trustworthy. I ashed my
tofcrwaat how many voters there were
isihetewn. ami he said that then.-ware
about mw- Whan I ashad how many
ikevt were who. U the ma who had
HUHf ai.l'UuAJLl .
would tell their votes to the high
Wddn. he aaawawd prwiUjr. We
reckon abtmt SO iwr cent, of all our
voter e.xrct to get py for votln'.'
" 'iinpttwlble' I ucmlmnt. 'Io yon
mtan to tell rne that In a New-Englaml
town like till twenty per cent, of the
voters nuke merchandise of their cltl
' '1 hat's o, Mister; Jest you go Into
the Town Hmiee, ami use yer eyes, ami
you'll find mil I'm a-glvln' of ytm facts.'
"I began to think that I was to learn
a new lesson In American polities.
Without stopping for more than a atnace
about the yard I passe! at once Into the
Town Iloue and found myself In a
plain, four sided room, about forty feet
wide and twice as long. At the head
of the room, directly opposite the en
trance, WM the place of voting. The
Moderator of the meeting stood behind
a pine desk, built upon an elevated
plalfotm, and beside him, on ctlher side,
was a man with a check list. The man
upon the Moderator's left was the town
clerk, who also, Incidentally, exercised
the functions of an Inspector and au in
dlcator to the Democratic workers. It
was his business as such Inspector and
Indicator, I learned, to notice and to
note down how every man voted. The
man on the other side of the moderator
was a Republican. He was not an of
ficer of the town, and was a tenant of
the Moderator's box simply by courtesy.
He was, however, allowed opportunity
SCtlVTIKIKC TUB 11AU.OTS
equal to that enjoyed by the other fel
low. It was explained to me that the
Maine law required tho voter to tender
the Moderator an open ballot. No
folded ballots, It was said, could be law
fully received by the Moderator. 'Open
your ballot the Moderator would sny
to every one who offered a folded
paper, and every man to whom this
was said obeyed tho order.
"1 had scraped an acquaintance with
the man who was acting as inspector for
the Republicans during my stay In the
town, nnd when n lull came In' tho vot
ing I asked him what he was doing be
hind the desk.
" 'I'm keeping score,' he said. 'Our
boys wouldn't know whether to pay tho
money ornol If It wasn't for me. I'm
bore to see that there Is a specific per
formance of tho contract. Walt a min
ute and you'll see what I'm bore for.'
"Very soon I saw two men approach
the desk from tho rear of the ball.
One of the men went directly to the
ballot box nnd handed up n ticket. The
Moderator took the ticket and deliber
ately expoicd It to the view of the two
Inspectors. The Town Clerk when ho
saw the ticket shut his lips together and
gave an almost Imperceptible scowl, but
tho other man smiled benlgnantly at the
voter. 'That's tho stuuY he said. Then
he winked at tho man who had Just
befoio been In company with the votsr.
" 'Follow that man up,' whispered
the Republican lniiector to mo, bcml
"Inif over the desk to roach my car. I
did follow the man up. I followed him
to tho remotest corner of the hall, where
he turned about and leaned against tho
wall. Presently I saw the man who
had escorted him to the Moderator's
desk approach him and hand him
A TKX-DOM.AH MM-
" 'Thank you.' said the voter, as he
took tho money.
'That's all right,' said the othor.
'Much olileegod to you."
" 'Not at all,' said the voter. 'I done
Jest what I said I would, and that's
what I always calculates to do.'
" 'So you did," said the other, 'ami I
wish all the rest would be as square as
" 'Are they not all square with you!'
I asked of the vote-buyer, stopping him
as he started to move away.
" "No, not all. Why, ft wasn't ten
minutes ago that a feller tried to work
me for 10. You see, he sold to me
and to the other side, too. When he
voted he went agin us. The Dlmmy
crats gave blm what they promised him,
and then he come to me ami he stuck
to It that he voted with us till I took
him up to an Inspector behind thedesk.
Our 1 us pec tor turned to the feller's
name and there was a big I) aln It,
and that settled it.'
"While we were conversing a crowd
had been gathering In an opposite
part of the room, and I could hear
loud talking, which seemed to be in
the nature of expostulations. Mingling
with the crowd, I gradually found out
the cause of the expostulations. It ap
peared that early In the day two men
SOLI) THKIM OTE fOR $5 E.UH,
and that with a portion of this bard
earntd money they bad secured a
quantity af Intoxicating liquor, and kad
drank of it to excess. Returning to tke
Town House, tbey kad learned of tke
advance in the market value of votes,
aad now they were indignant at the
thought that tkey kad sold at f5.
"We might just as well kad $15 as
5,' I beard one of tkew say.
"You could kave got $30,' inter
jected a by-stawter.
"This aaaouacetueat seemed D Are
tke ladignatioa of tke twti too previous
men, and tkey talked so violently that
the Moderator had to send a message
to them to 'quit or git out.' The men
thought that they would rather 'git
out' than 'quit,' aad out they went.
Tkey had hardly left the Town House
and the group of men which had sur
rounded them was still unbroken, when
a young man tame rushing Into the
room. He was apparently well pleased
at sowrtbiBg which he had warned
outside theTowa IIoue. Asked what
pleased htm, he conveyed the iaforms
tiou, whkh seemed quite Intelligible to
all eMtpt me. that 'Billy' had got the
'Wigjrina,' 'aU three on 'em.'
"'Just then four men entered the
Town House. They were 'Billy' aad
the three Wiggiaaes, The three Wig
giase patted to the Moderator's desk
and each handed up a ballot. Billy
hiking on askance. Wheat the ballots
had been deposited ia the boa Billy
pawxid around to the town clerk. The
tow clerk put his lipsost Billy's ear
aad said sc4aethiag which evidently
pleased BUlyAiiute later Billy
stro&ted aowa towaad tfa iftoof. Cksis
the Yiggiases and handed aim a bunch
" How much dM sou have to give
'em ':' 1 heard toawUody say to Billy a
' 'iiv-three for the lot,' rented
Billy i a master ol fact way -
" 'Well, ye, thai coma high, but we
tson of contracts between voters aad
vote buyers, hut sow I was to hs a wit
scat to the making of a contract. StUl
wuhin the Town Bouse I heard a tt
say Ituiuiriagly Bow many on ye is
they.' Turitttg ia the dimtkw whcce
the sound caaae. I saw a gray hakad
tats whoa I had fmnuaatlj atea
1 fehisg about tk viLlaa it va th
latter who asked the qwestto, fw It
whs the other mn wlm rr-rtlted t .
" 'Thcy's three cm as,' he saW; 'm
ami my two boys.'
" 'How nrnch do yon want for Ml
three votes' was tlrt nt question.
" 'How nmch win re giW .
" 'Fifty rrolmrs. How's that Strflrt
"'Taint enrmgh. Ain't we witth as
much as the Wigglnses-''
" 'Of crnirw re lie. I was lest trjlh'
ye with fifty. I'll give ye Jest wHat
Itlllv ilte tlie Wlrrglntes. What Aoy
say? That's the top notch to day.'
" 'No. 'taint tlie top notch milker.
T11KV BIVK Ot.ll MAS tnOJt $W'
" 'Yes, but that don't make no mar
ket price. We got the old man up In
the middle of the floor ami sort of auc
tioned him off. Probably we gc-t a Hft'e
excited on both sides. But you wwi't
see no more twenty-six dollar fellers
here to day. I can give ye Jest what
the WlgBlnscs got, and tbats the best I
can do. Now, what do you say We've
only got Jest so much to spend, and If
yc don't want any on It jet say so.'
"The old man said that he would talk
with the boys, and he went out of dortrs.
When he came back the boys wore with
him. The three votes went In and this
lime It was the Republican Inspector's
turn lo whisper words of comfort. Ho
whispered them and the man Who
thought himself nnd bovs as good as
the Wiggintes pocketed $03 and started
"After seeing anil heating what t
have already narrated, I set myself to
work to determine as nearly as possible
the extent to which money was used
to influence voters. With this end In
view I went about among tho people
nnd talked with a groat many of them.
There seemed to be a general concur
rence In the estimate that at least 30
per cent, of the cltlcns of the town
would as soon sell their votes as their
wood, or their potatoes, or Iholr fish,
nnd that more than 100 of them would
sell their votes during the day. I asked
my friend, tho Republican Inspector, If
he had ever seen such
before. He turned to the Moderator
and Town Clerk and said: 'This gentle
man cvtdontly thinks that we arc n hid
lot. Ho wants to know If we always
buy and sell votes like wo are doing It
to-day.' Tho public functionaries
looked at me quizzically for n second,
and then laughed outright. Then,
sobering down, tho Moderator said,
turning to tho Republican Inspector.
'Well,.Iona, I dunno; I guess they air
payln' a leetle more this year than com
mon. 'Side from that, though, 'taint
no different from common.' In this
opinion, which was delivered with an
apparent attempt nt judicial exactness,
Jonas and the Town Clerk concurred.
Then the Town Clerk observed that It
had been a great day for the Inde
pendent voters of the town. 'There's
been a clean $2,000 paid out here to
day,' ho added, 'and that's a pretty
snug llttlo sum to put In circulation In
one day In a small town like this.' I
am Inclined to think that the Town
Clerk underestimated tho output."
1 with this story of a Maine tqwn
meeting to lie accepted ns a stntcment
of facts. I am satisfied that there Is not
the slightest exaggeration In It, ami that
IT l A1ISOI.UTJCI.V TKIE.
l'erharv the most striking fact con
nected with the prevalency of vote-buying
In this district Is the justification of
It by men of good character. For ex
ample, in the town referred to In the
story I met the other day a man who
was In ante-bellum days a strong .-anti-slavery
man, and learned from his own
lips that he had been one of the
!I'k,KATC OF 01K lirYMW
"We started In." he told me, "'way
back In war times, ami we used to call
vote-buying a 'war measure,' ami justi
fied it on account of the importance of
the end In view. I si pose lis just as
justifiable now as it ever was. I wouldn't
let the country go to pot if I could save
It by giving a man a barrel of Hour or a
ten-dollar bill to vote the right way.
Dang It all, we don't ask anybody to
violate his conscience, the fellows we
buy haven't any better conscience than
so many crows.
We were talking in the village store,
several persons silting around on boxes,
egg cases and barrels. Presently one
of tke bystanders, or rather by si tiers,
said. "Tell blm about tke little dwarf
you used to make a 'specialty' of."
Tke old man laughed heartily for a
moment, but suddenly be looked up aad
said with tke gieati kt earnestness "Yes,
I will tell kirn, it will illustrate what
I've been saying.
"There used to be an all around
dwarf ia this town. He was little all
ways. lie wasa't much higher than a
nail keg, aad be was just about as In
telligent. Well, I'd had my eye am that
dwarf for uuite a while, aad the year
he cam to be a voter I went to bis
father and told him I'd eive aitu
x BAKnti. or n,oin
for the use of the little chap eteethm
day. The father said that it was a go.
And so election morning I drove ever
aad got aim aad tarted him up to the
Town House. When I took him ia to
vote ke was so little that I had to hold
him up In front of the Moderator. He
was just about giving his ballot up
when somebody veiled out, 'Challenge
that vote'' I turned round and sternly
demanded on what grounds the chal
teage was given. 'Cause he's to small, '
answered me challenger, 'What's that
got to do with it? The uue&Uoa U how
old ia he I recited. The .Moderator
caught ob at one, aad, looking the
dwarf square ia the eye. demanded.
no ota ne you' ti awart awai
he&nle a secern! 'I'm thxee years old,'
he squeaked out. "How old be you '
'Well, they couldn't prove anything by
the hoy, for ha was the daaglest tool
you ever saw, aad so I weal off aad got
the ohjl Tu? aad ha cajrut ha t estab
listu.d the fact that
TUB teX WAS 4 VOTfctt
aad I got the vote ia. and, having set
tled M cdulvJy that the dwarf had
a right to vote, somehow It cata to be
understood U-tween me aad its father
that I should have the wfusal of him
very ekction. Now. was I right or
wrong is paying 3 a yar for the u
ofthatruat' HtUla't haveaaycoo
vfcttoas of hia wa. white I had the
stJKMaati kind. Waaa't it wooer
enough fur uu; to see that the runt
voted the way that I ha he ought tu
Soruc times I think (has thv pipie
hereabout ase absolutely unable u .e
haw ia vt buying, ad that they
SiHt to it with imAQfiaje auual Il thai
of the Mormon who aultipiSw his
wives, or that of the Maou who helps
himself fa hit aetghhor't ht:p.
VvU U IW UX;
Itae w "wjffiii"!
at ska kmr unu. it Um
311 acventa stw
WANTTO BE LET ALONE
THK MII.T.KRS ARK Ol'IWKl) TO
IT INTERFERES WITH THEIR BUSINESS
No (Joed Can He Aeeompltsliod by the
Pasmge of the Bill.
INTERVIEWS WITH FROMINERT MILLERS
They Think They Oan Traimet Their Own
Basinets Wilhest the Aid
of the Government,
The bill now pcmllug tu CongreM
providing for the creation of the oflire
of Inspector of hay, feed, straw, etc., In
this District hag developed considerable
opposition among the prominent millers
and feed dealers of this city.
Iluelncss has been transacted here for
years without the necessity becoming
apparent for a compulsory Inspection of
the products by a Government olUccr.
Moreover, It seems to partake of the
nature of an unwarranted, and, at the
some lime, superfluous Interference with
the conditions of tiade, and the only
result would bo confusion and loss of
time and money.
The character of tho grain Imported
Into this city Is fully up lotho standard,
and'even If it wcro not, there Is no ne
cessity for tho propced Inspection, as
the buyers, who nre men of judgment,
have been In tho business long enough
lo protect themselves. They do not
want an Inspection of their products,
that is proposed to be made, by tome
ono who may not have any special fit
ness for tho position. If the proncwod
Inspection was voluntary It would be
all right, but there Is decided objection
lo compulsory Inspection.
Mr. IV II. Hill of 80.1 Market Space,
a large Importer of grain, when nsked
Ibis morning what he thought of the
proposed law, said "I am glad to see
Tin; CitiTK has taken up the fight re
garding compulsory Inspection which
would be ruinous to tbebuilness affected
by this law. It Is thoroughly Impracti
cable, unnecessary and absolutely detri
mental, betides being expensive. The
experience of cities where suih laws
did exist, and are now abolished, should
be evidence to our legislators that such
laws were not needed and were abso
lutely Injurious. There Is no such
thing to day existing in any city of the
Vnltcd States as a compulsory Inspec
tion law ns contemplated by this bill,
and 1 have letters from nearly all of the
Chambers of Commerce to this effect,
and many of them, particularly the
larger commercial title of the West,
objecting to such a law hero as their
members do quite a business In this
city. As a
I!f.rillENT.VTI E or WKhTEHX MIIfTEK
I am heartily opposed to It and can't
think In this enlightened day Congress
will saddle upon us such a dangerous
measure. We have no public elevators
or warehouses here and hence no neces
sity for Inspection, though if the pro
moters of the scheme desire an ini vec
tor, as In other cities, to act as arbitra
tor, I have no objection to a voluntary
inspection to be called, by either buyer
or seller. In case of dispute."
Mr. McDowell, of McDowell A. Sons,
satd: "lleplylne to your ttuestlon as to
what I think of the Inspection bill now
before Congress, I would say that I re
gard this bill In Its present shape as
both tyrannical and useless, far better
suited for a law In Ilussla than Amer
ica. I am perfectly willing that thoee
who want voluntary Inspection may
have It, hut I cannot see why Washing
ton sbouhl be baadtcappeu when no
other city has such a law.
Mr. A. 11. Cropley of Georgetown is
decidedly opposed to the new law, aad
vigorously expressed himself as follows:
"liegardfng the compulsory Inspection
of hav, grain, feed ami straw in the Dis
trict of Columbia, I tklak tke letter of
tke New York I'vmintrdul MuUtttn,
published in your issue of yelerday,
fully covers tke ease. We hat e done
business kere for years, with entire
satisfaction, without the feature of com
pulsory inspection, aad tke measure is
opposed by all tke mills of thi town,
and also eomtuUsioa men attested by
such a law, as being unnecessary, and
without sicomplUbiag any benefit, and
would result very detrimental to oar
business. Coaf ustoa would result, aad
aa our purchases are made by sample
or representation, the inspector's certin
eate would not be of any value to us.
"The few of the Southern cities
where such hws did esist found them
them years ago.
"Our business should he unrestricted,
aad I always regard it a bad to wix
politics aau busbtess together."
Mr. Ucorge W. CisseTl of George W.
CUsell A Co. of Georgetown sakt: "We
consider the bill entirely unnecessary.
Our purchases are always aude by
sasntw. aad aa inspector's carti&cato
would be suuerftuous and the iaspec
tion charges simply a tu on business
without any beatrU therefrom. We
axe not oouosed to ol untar v U'tffctton
j to adjust (ttfereaces between buyer aad
I setter, but are absolutely opposed to the
compulsory feature of tke ma
FifcatA , Onto, J one ;j l nited
States Coaitaisstoaer Wade ycaterday
sold the iktuerieas IffMfaiwf Rtitnfad
to W- C Doria af Kew York, la the
iatertss of C'aracgte'a rtttsburg, Akxorj,
aad Western Mw,f The rod is
ttow la ofer&ttoft hew. thte city to lt
tawa. ami it is mwVrstood work will
he tfflmfir'infiiY ciMtunetMsad westward
so a lo reach tort W ya. theate to
Chicago, so as to have the line in o
tiattoa Ufoxv uV- WorU's Fait.
ftganraiar ii a. xas stetnrsw
6. iUu.. Mv.. Juiae a.-jht W
o'clock last aigUi a crowd of uve white
lad. haS grown, were havi a fcolfe
m the river front at the foot of Clark
aveaue whs a cra negro cauu; atoug
shouMag that ho. waated to "go to
Jeu.'' 'fh hoy just for fuaaeLzad
him, dragged hhw to th.- river and
drowned him Th pulue ai'teated om
of the Ws and are l oklsg for the
A NATAL DBMOrtSTRATION.
llrltlli Sitnnilrnn t Ilnlirnt t I'rnlpct
llifl FtMiInc lnlerpt.
Nrw Yok, .Time . A IfrrnW special
frow Hnlifax says: The ltritlsh Iforth
Anwtfcan sqnadron, uml command of
Vice Admiral Watswi, rontWIng of tk
ships lWrerophon, Canmla, Comn.
FarttWge and linxatnt, irrtrrd here to
dsr (Momlav) from Dermmla. The
f ffkcri of the ships My they art In no
way snrpifred at the ar-lbm of the
Frem-h war ship at Hy St. (Jcorge. It
Is a thing that 1ms tieen going on for the
past thirty years or more, and they
nave a pcrfict tight to compel
I lie Newfoundland fishermen to
remove their nets or traps on
that part of the coast. The admiral,
however, has ordered two of the ships
to hold themselves to proceed to New
foundland should the occasion require
It. The French corvette Itlsson, now
hcie, will proceed thence to the French
shore or Newfoundland direct. The
fnnbont Thrush, In command of his
loyal Highness Pilnce Ueorge of
Wales, which Is now on Its way from
F.ngiand lo Ihls port, may not lie here
until July, the naval authorities say,
as she will likely call nt the Aores ami
Ilcrmmlas on the way out.
A special to the lime from Halifax
says that Sir John itoss, commander Of
the troo)i In ltritlsh North America,
denies the report that a battery of royal
artillery and an Infantry regiment had
been ordered to procceif lo Newfound
land from F.nglaml.
SENATOR QUAY'S STROKE.
His Friends on the Committee Will War
On the President.
Honor to lie Heaped mi Clnrkaon
Mill Demount nUe Hurrlaun'it
M nMfer. JHtmtr to Iht Xttc Vtrk Warning
Tho friends of ltoss Quay arc boast
ing that the meeting of the Quay Com
mittee here on Friday night was a black
eye for the Harrison Administration.
They sny that the Pennsylvania Sen
ator purposely cnlted the coinmlllec
men together nt a time when he knew
the President would be out of town, so
that It would not be necesary for them
to call at the White Iloiie and be em
barrassed by any Instructions the Presl
dtiit might have to give them.
It has alto leaked out In an authorita
tive way that the members of the com
mittee, white partaking of the feast that
Senator Quay had provided, agreed that
President Harrison was guilty of in
gratitude and had out-Clevelanded
Cleveland In paying deference to the
Mugwumps. After leaving Quay's
house four of the committeemen went
over to Chamberlln's and so forgot
THE VOI.lt V III' HII.KM.fc
tauiglit them by their chief as to talk
about the Administration in the pret
ence of outsiders.
They listened attentively to the tate
of woe related by Congressman Wilton
of the new State of Wathlngton, ami
limy agreed wmi tut remarns about tue
President. Congressman Wilson said
that when he was a member of the In
diana Legislature he spent $l,MH) in
trying to elect Harrison to the Senate,
which was all the money he had In the
Falling In his ininiose, he moved out
to Washington Territory. Last fall he
ran for Congreetman-at-Large aa a lie
publican lu the new State, and although
he had a small Democratic majority to
overcome, ke was elected by 10.0W ma
jority. Naturally, when be came here, he
expected to be warmly received by kit
old friend, the President. Hut. instead,
be was given the cold shoulder. Not
only this, but
V. EMV OfH( K UE ASKED FOB FOit Kl
ritlEMfe WAS KEH'EU.
Finally, last week, Mr. Wilson asked
the President to appoint his brother a
World's Fair Commissions, but In
stead a Democrat was appointed.
Now Wilson has declared war on tke
President. Tke committeemen told him
he was right ia taking this course, and
that Ike President had treated nearly
all bis obi friends the same way. Then
the subject was turned to tke treatment
of Assistant I'ustmastei -General Clark
sou. It was asserted that General Clarksua
was promised if ke accepted bis present
t mte that at the ead of a year, by wkteh
time he would be aide to chop off the
heads of all the I lemocratte post wasters,
he would be given a much batter poal
turn. Clarksott hag kept nl part of the
coti trad, but the party of tha secoud
part has not kept bis. Clarksoa is not
t-ompJaiidag. hut k does not hesitate
to tell his Meads that
this AUMiarwavr tea i head voiiTi
coiamnteemea that Gesveral Clarksoa
will he given tha biggest ovation, ia the
has ever visaed hfia-
"It will he aa ovation lasttag from
tha tins of his arrival to the time of his
departure aad extending from one end
of the rHate to the other," Mdd r.
Clarksoa left here thte moraing for
the Pacirk coast. Senators jmuJivs
aa4 Altea have iomisad to assfit Qua
great man Wilton in armislag their con
stltutnis to giving the Asslftsnt Poat-
LUtTinilib TO H"AV,
has dune. Thtre Is aodcubt that Quay
to force (j)uay resigaatkiifrom tbt:
cosumittee, as the Jouruui first tuld,
aad was shotlly aftrwud concruM.il
tW t hfatf. ia A ,1m!1 jhtration uraan
Kow Quav has decided to snake war
tuuftt. Qms U grtefa4 Ufdmhsm
fat itAaAijifagg hitB aBi1 Wlltft l Oihi&W
Vwl VW'W"'''') aF wsai'' a u'S! w? ww " "tr
thai e&MAijFir dutl
tl UUkSUi, tS Stoitt H.lfl IAU WITM ttm
tuay has also hjsett at work arrang
iag that Clarksoa receives iiovtifj &
othec part af the Pa bit. coast
alike Ite Vouag, who wfKesetkt
Califoinia o 4ua coauuittev. has
will be ceueivxd with great hotto ia
only hae a hmiiit hut the iMrpiib
than clubs will have a procession the
day he arrivaa,
1Ue iiuuibeJ to -Ml su4 Um prb e re at
t.ui UxS : tin. ireaft-atiit aW ul ne
i .uibiBi at 11 twveatii t- et.
THE FlSt COMMISSION
Iht ItepwhlhsuM I'miMTM! t t'Mt tt In
lite Aitrlellral Department,
The United Mates Fish Cwnmlsaton
is not only an Independent, but It has
heretofore, umler all administrations,
been regarded as a non political oftke.
The head of the Commission at present
is Marshall McDonald. There Is no
question about Mr. McDonald's ettl
cleney. lint certain rabid ltepuMleaiw
have made the alarming discovery thai
he Is a Virginian ami a Democrat, arm
that he was In the Confederate army.
The psitlsan cry has gone up that ft
As the oflire Is regarded a of life
tenure it Is an awkward matter for a
"reform" administration like this to
handle. It Is proposed, therefore, to
proceed by Indirection, ami legislate Mr.
McDonald out by putting the Fish
Commission under the control of the
Agricultural Department. This would
make I'ncle Jerry Husk the chief offi
cer, and be would have the power to
make removals. The salary Is 5,0W)
a vcar. ami It break the heart of the
G. O P. to sec so much good money go
lo a Democrat.
STORY OF THE 8T1UNGLER.
The 1'arialan, itrraud, Declares lie Is
New Yoint, June 3. The Otnrier f
Btot Unit has a lettor from Havana
which gives an alleged Interview be
tween r.yraud, the Paris strangler, and
a rcoitcr of Havana. According to
this story Kyraud admitted that he Is a
rogue who has lived bv sharp process
of all sorts ami associated with the
worst characters In Paris. One morn
ing he says he told Oahrlelle Ilompart
he was going to Germany to try lo do a
little swindling, as he was out of money.
Gahilelle told him to wait awhile and
made an appointment with him to meet
her In her rooms In the afternoon.
When he went there he heard loud
laughter and the popping of champagne
corks. Gahrlelle came to him with
Uouffe's kevs and sent hlin to
GouiTo's house for some paper. He
went to the house and ransacked
GoulTc's papers, hut did not find what
he was sent for. Then he returned to
Gabrlellu and found GouPTe hanging.
He asked Gahrlelle who did It, and she
said she would tell him later. Then
they put the body In a sack and took it
to a station near Lyons.
INDIANA TOWNS SWEPI" AWAY.
Startling Information Concerning
Huntingburg and Jasper.
terrible Work or n Cyclone Many
l'ertona Killed and Injured
Tliu Deport Dented,
Jkiteukinvii.i.k. Ixt., .Tune !!.
Information Just received here states
that Huntingburg and Jasper, Ind.,
war almost swept away last night by a
cyclone, and that many persons were
killed ami injured. Huntingburg is
seveiilv-nve miles distant from here and
Jasper eighty-two miles. Telegraph
ami telephone wire are down and par
ticulars cannot be obtained.
J.oi ihViLt.it, June 3. There is no
corroboration of reported cyclone at
Jasper aad Huntlugburg, lad. OrnctaU
of tke St. Louis Air Line, which
reaches those towns, say the report is
A KACE FOR A BRIDE.
An ludlutut t'uuple trim Were
rlt H Hie ItHH,
CiciNTi, Ohio, June 3. Harry
Goodwin and Cora Skinner of Law
trace, Ind., raa away yesterday to get
married. They found Squire Sterling
was at Klliabetklown, Ohio, just 300
yards over the Slate line. A they
reached the squire tke girl's father
could be seen in tke distance pursuing
on horse back. Sterling, grasping the
situation, told the lovers to grasp bands
and run for Indiana, as the lteease was
not good ia Ohio. The three scrambled
over fences. Crossing the line tha
squire stumbled aad fell, but kad just
stuttetefit breath to pronounce tke words
as the angry father galloped up too
late. A Urge crowd witnessed the race
and cheated the bridal couple. Tha
father left without bestowing hi bless-
Tka TurHW m Csdar Kt.
New Vs, June 3, A special from
Ctdsr Keys, J?ta., to tha Trnm says:
From trusty friends in Jacksonville it
for the ev Mayor, so that he way sow
aafefy give himself up through the
toiniality cf giving ball, and then re
wove from here if Cottveil gtvws hail,
aad it is reported that Collector Piaker
toa says he will at once reaiga aad re
turn to Ida obi home at Haaates.
Ksw oaLtii!,, June a. A high east
wind has heea Uowtag for over twenty -fuur
fcc-tuv la i'oneiun.'c the water
t right up against the levies. The
sear caaals are full sad there are sever al
point o danger, atea were at work
aa the weak spate Sunday. Sunday
night a fang wa kp a duty on the
hatMpett thud fratOiy road aad tjtcnui'
f t rtiliziBg works- The water is gatag
riM rfv e int h it wlU cover thf race
AmcaSSKC flfftlfl JSttAtULA flftSA
w p "pff l fl'P
TofEk, Ka., Jua 3 Ladr the
tHate law denning public BitHiatfi aad
yn lllflfual dVajk.ajFdiii e coujaty ajt
toy causad the arrsirf U six "di
aal paikstf ' h?wse kevper aad Juige
(Guthrie seat thew to jail aad then
ortkjcd the tffctablUhutvats cloaed
Judg Foster of tW Fvdtal couii ha
tvlwtSted th!W on writs uf bbis copu.
lite cottsay otials cay tttey will co
ttnut tpatiw sjr nsts lutdet the aitaM
law and lujpnsooing M wier.
IMbaMy tiij.- twltti plave ia W asMuK
ua i the u WiiwU roMH iut 4ptaad b
Mi. k.uWovl tui.vWi.tluuwitaSisluu4
wi d uct The writer ttropfea to tbete
sssteniay. tke opwiiing 4a , aia attar teitng
Uir fe aunnie ismeWtke cnc:aa;i.-a
hi bs4 1 Ut iJ b a Oicnoat U'vj ou4,
AFTER HIS HEAD
1K0AI.W SEEKIXfi 1WTM?TKK
KISSRI.L'S ' ALP.
IT FIOWS FROM FLUTTERING FUGS
His Gettysburg KftDrt Uiwttistory.
Hi Will M t Bfflklm
A FEW REMARKS IN THE "RECORD."
The Ricsmead Psfwffrw Qbmi m tha
Day ef the rjavsiliBf Iitgslls
BottliBC U Wntk.
In hla Gettysburg speech on Decri.
tlon Day Senator lngalls uncorked the
vials of his wrath over the harmless
and sentlmcnlal display of Confederate
battle tings at lttrhmond last week.
Hut If anybody thinks tha cyclonic
statesman from the Great American
Deseit poured out all his wrath on that
occasion, that person Is tinaoittalntcd
with the Senator's abnormal capacity for
Till-, Slon.UlK OF WtltTH.
The Injunction, "Lay not up wrath
against Ihe day of wrath," was lung
since dissolved by the Senator, so far as
ho is Individually concerned probably
when he was judge advocate of the
Kansas Volunteers. Since then his
power to absorb this particular iKilltlcul
commodity has been cultivated to the
It is not surprising, therefore, to
learn that the Senator is loading hint
self up again, and when he Is full ti
the muzzle he Is going oil with a great
bang like an old fashioned bell-mouihed
blunderbuss. And all on account of
those torn and tattered relics of the past
carried by the maimed and aging vet
crans of the "Lost Cause. " Just when
he will explode Is not certain. The
came of the eploIon Is positive. The
Senator's re-election Is pending in the
balance, and he wants to go through
with the usual accessories of red tire
and sheet Iron thunder. And he'll do
More than that, the caustic Kansart
has learned that l'olmater Husscll at
tr.or.i in ortKK
on the day of the unveiling of the Le
statue. True, nobody In Richmond
wanted any mall or stamps or potal
cards or anything else from I'ncle
Sam's bargain counter on that day of
mingled hilarity and sentiment. Itut tt
was mil a lea-al holiday and Postmaster
llutsell should. In Mr. Ingalt's oplnkui
have sat on a three-legged stool and
perused hit plagiarism of Masslllon's
sermon on eternity rather than to go out
on the streets and listen to llvle an 1
gaxe upon the banners which once
formed a part of ihe proud anop!y of
war, but are now only pathetic re
minders of the troublous past.
True Postmaster Itussell Is a I'fju'i
Mean, an active working member of th
G. O. !'. a machine man, inn
wump he. Hut be la
AX AVn MAHOM- MAX.
Ah, there's the milk in this panic ut.i
postal coccisBiit. oil with his teal
In wilk a Maboae man. Tha ik-natm
accordingly visited the Postmaster Oct
eral yesterday, aad poured into his wi
ling ear his undiluted tale of woe and
wrath In equal cjuanlittes. No du'?
Postmaster Uuaseil will haw soon plentr
of lime In which to look after hU pu
Tke Senator from Kansas is acute n I
astute. He will make political capita!
out of senlimeBtal fervor aad at the
same time strengthen a political in t
chine so odious that its own party n-nu
dialed it at tke polls, and a Xsii..;. i
Convention of its own party left m Hi
of Us delegates out ia tke cold and seited
their opiwaent. Tke incident suoi.
a new Presidential ticket:
For A-eufMf Isc.tt.is.
Fvr Vie lrmtUnt "A uioxe.
Platform Wa-VTH AKUposTOFt u i- .
Patat tltfkt ltittWaaH WaUMta.
Chuaoo, June y. Usui (ici ! i
aad Utnnie Oayton became lavoiw:
a iuarrel early tbU morning at V
aad Clark stret-u. The Gordon w u.. .
who is the possessor of a tretianut :
skull, wa no match for the 1ji m
woman, who knocked her down : 1
kicked her so badly about the head ih t?
the silver plate ia her ahull was pm'i-!
into the brain. She was taken i ilu
county hospital, where her tujut i
were pronuutued fatal. Miaak li.
ton was arrested aad locked up si f-..-HarrUiB
street station. About t
this raortdsg she attempted to com n
suicide by banging herself to the ' -of
-- m? -
Mt-stfUi Tfc , June '4 A - .
a horseback at BrtMieasvlUe Suu .
Herbert, a wealthy youag faiu t
Jajaes Boyd, the aovtitrold u
Ptstetet AUorney I. H. Boyd, di.l t..
hilling. The Mi . luarrekd o vr j. , ,
which tstloagtd to a relative af 1 1
beit d which strajred late U-.' -
fard ami was shot ffoyd struck -lathtttaM
ihe latter wwd him-.
and gave chase. Both meat wsr. u ,
up for two mitt. Wheaboahte t
ware empty ilerbect fU f ta hi .
Saw Vu.. 4we ." Mr Vi a
private tecrctary sttavsthat thet-.-
atU'asfor a ccibiaatioa of ec.
lighting syttetHa ia bi and oth
are tUl iaucb. antiuluyotk U-- .
sothutg dnuUk can be predu tol a
the resdt Mr. 1 oav aras of the N -Vurk
icpiciuuiie of the Th
Houston Cuwpany, says hv kao i -
bpiI t,h rtrraiijii'nf of tfci Wetfiii.;
aAstesu aaaa he has ao haowleu
I laimtMm li i iiiiisr tittiit ,
VAMAAtta, Itt , Juat H. ItVu.
ftitatfrn Bfttjiaunter and riinwhiii i
"SWiPIJIBSWIW ff'm' " SWiPWw mum 11 JW'Tr
goods gurcihant 'of Kamsev ' i
county, has ratted lot !,. 'X -,
War U,e Ikttrtct w' Cl
M Mwi, fit d ;j k. i, a i i
J Ji r-J.lr hm.
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