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PBICIS TWO CISNT&
22D YEAH NO. 0,820.
WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1890.
BIG BOSS REED.
SUGGESTIVE FACTS PROM
WHAT HE OWES TO GORRUPT METHODS.
3Hie Use of Money and-the Sduetivo
Influence of Rum.
THE GOSPEL OF PORE POLITICS UNKNOWN
Federal Eleetlon Law Far Msre
Hecesaary in Maine Than
in the South.
The New York Tlmv? Ulddefonl
(.Me.) correspondent writes Ills paper iw
follows; Tho two letters rccontly pub
lished In the Timet, In which was given
some Information concerning the preva
lency of vote-buying In tho Flrat
Maine Congressional district, have, for
one thing, engendered tho spirit of dis
cussion among tho peoplo horeabout,
so that as one goes over tho district
from place to place he may frequently
hear men exchanging views upon tho
ethics of political rottenness, and he
must cortalnly tako notlco that a popu
lar dcslro Is manifesting Itself to do
tcrmlno tho exnet moral status of tho
vote-buyer and likewise that of the
vole seller, tho 'people seeming to be
anxious for light.
The condition is similar to that of tho
benighted but conscientious hoatuen
who Is troubled In his mind over the
proposition that a missionary should bo
icgardcd as something other and better
than an allmcntnry substance. To tho
most of these peoplo
THE GOSPEL OP 1'UIIK TOUTICS IS A.
It startles them to hear that there U any
thing of moral obliquity In the exchange
cf votes for money and they seem to
fed that If tho pecuniary Income which
nc gets from hi) right of suffrage
should be cut olt there would Imj nothing
left of the franchise worth considering.
It te certain If a popular vote should be
taken In this district upon a proportion
to abolish tho use of monoy as a cor
ruptive factor In election', the proposl
tl n would bo disapproved by a very
' I'd like to go to town meetln' once
an' not sec any vote-buyln' norsellln',"
I heard a man sr a few days ago.
Tho remark was made during one of
these vlllacc store confabs quite com
mon In the country, In which men dis
cuss everything, from the state of the
l'r.l a down to the condition of the
pctito crop, while they wait for the
E rtlDof the mall, or enjoy shelter
from a passing shower. The 'lime' cor
respondent was present as an absolute
stranger, no cue knowing win he
"I'd like to se an honest election
jut for the fun of It; that's all." the
man added, In aa explanatory way,
rcilrg that his remark had somewhat
a r tsbed those who had heard It.
' vtell, I reckon they wouldn't be
raaiy folks out to vote." was the
I rou.pt reply that came from out the
aemblage, awl thea everybody
"I guess the candidates would be
there wouldn't they?" chirped la a
young boy who sat swinging his legs
ti the counter.
' 1 lilt's jest about the sle on It,
Charley,' ' responded the tint sneaker,
"the candidates would be there an' no
As the conversation drifted along.
frrccliody referred to the Unu' letter
cf June 1 in which was contained the
ftory of a certain Maine town meeting.
and called attention particularly to the
nca unt given of the establishment by
A. It tl'l B LIC AX VOT BCVKK
-f ti.L- all around dwarf's" right to
-ntr ir.-t of the subsequent lenttni; of
ILc dwarf front his father at $5 a year,
ft r in unlimited number of yearn.
' TUt U a pooty good story," aekl
tic nun, after he had given the points
i f it t. some of those present who had
nt herd ot it before. "It's a good
et. rv l.cusc it's true," continued the
vxn I happened to know that little
il ,r mjself lie lived in the town
where I was brought up. lie's dead
BiW It's jest as Itssys lathe paper, the
l.pniikaos had a lease on him a long
a? he lued. Us Democrats tried to git
i 1m a ay from the Republicans one
jt.tr Lu' we coukin't quite do h. We
... t huu but we couldn't keep him.
W e t.-.L. him three days before election
aa Lid utui, bavin' nrt made it all
n .jbt ith his father. We knowed taet
it v united till election isvotniu' the
I man tbt bed him leased would vote
blot nut as usual. Well, we kept that
luiU. .kill hid till just an hour before
tic pcils opened, an' then the nrst
tbiag c knowed, he was gone; the obi
nan UaJ, nosed around an' found him.
"N n. always thought thet the dwarf a
fitucr had played double on us."
I & JK..6 the hoy's father got double
1 ay that year, didn't her" ashed the
I . Charley, who seemed to he a lad of
an jg luiriug turn of utied-
1 e, thct was the wont on tt, that's
wbat feui the laugh onto us.''
1 i.eu-w a case like that myself, w
vi lUtJ the person in whose store this
c uiih was occurring, ana he ttopped
mu i be mail long enough to teU
v Lai Le atbmed was an ahsoiuielT true
-i. i and 1 myself know that it was
Ii happened." said the nun, "over
lo the town where I used to do buai-j-e
There wan mm there thai had
Jjj sold to us UepuUkMW; we use
t m hUu
A hU&L 0 VLOA'H VW U YffV
,i ,h ut u and wbe w weal to
. - ui c uxuiujuy trade, we fcwd H oat.
1 emit do aoihisV jmb yon this
)(.jj- buvk, LhenuwsaU-
W bf the suattSKr we nnkai.
cveue i ve old to tsw TViwini
lluw uiuth did they gave ymf
A. barrel of Hour. '
Have )OU got It?'
lB thev gin U to ma this notsin' '
d' we'll give you another barrel
tii. Jj ifter t-liktiou if you'll vote the
i. , . 4, Ula '
1-. aAtt iwhed LUAd,d. IIi,W3
CDnffrmted with an nely problem. He
glanced at his wife uneasily, and at
length be called, on Iwr for advice.
'What would yon do, SalryT' lie asketl.
" 'Do?' she ejaculated contemptu
ously, 'Do? I'd take It, ttwfs what I'd
do. We've pot a lare family, Aaron,
an' we need all the flour we kin git.'
"You can be sure that we watched
that man closely election day, and you
should have seen the Democratic clerk
look at the Iemocratlc Moderator when
the man put In a Republican ticket.
" 'There's a barrel of Hour avme to the
devil, boys,' yelled one of our fellows
as the vote went In."
It sometimes happens, down here In
Maine, that Instead of paying money for
a man's vote the purchaser will make a
whisky deal. At the election of 189.
In the town of Kennebunk, the deal was
made early in the morning of election
day. The terms contemplated payment
In advance, and, unexpectedly, the sel
ler stulilcnly became so completely para
lyzed with drinking that It was deemed
advisable to put him away tinder lock
and key to cool off. Hut In some man
ner whisky got access to the man a sec
ond lime and It was found necessary
TO VOTK IttM Willi R IIK WAS 8T1M. TOO
imrsK TO WALK
So he was taken to tho Town House In
n hack and was literally carried to the
ballot box by two stalwart fellows, one
or wnom actually iieut tne mans nami
tip with the ballot In it which he was to
Objections were raised agnlnst the
man's voting, upon the ground that he
was not In condition to exercise Intelli
gently tho right of suffrage. "Why, he
can't cvon tell his name,' hnzartleel one
one of the objectors.
Sura enough the man could not tell
"Damfino," was his answer when the
Moderator asked who ho was.
There Is no knowing how the con
troversy over this man might have
ended If somebody had not pulled the
ballot with which the man had
been supplied out of his hand and
substituted for It a ballot of a
different political persuasion. Tho
Moderator took tho succednneous ballot
In before the substitution had come to
to tho knowledge of tho Intoxicated
ono's keepers and put It Into the ballot
box, and though the Timu' correspond
ent Is unable to stale wuat ticket It was
which went Into the balllot bov, he
docs not regardthlsasatallmaterl.il,
seeing that neither llepubllcans nor
Democrats may plead not guilty to the
charge of using whisky to get votes
with. In the small towns of Maine
whisky is a ureal power at election
times, and skill In using it Is not a mat
ter of monopoly enjoyed exclusively by
cither of tho two great parties.
In this connection the Tun' corre
spondent may properly refer to the ar
rangement existing between the Ilepub
llcan parly of thlsdlstrlcl and the liquor
dealers of Portland by virtue of which
the pat tie's of the second part are al
lowed to sell Intoxicating beverages In
spite of the law of the Slate, which
SELLING Of I.iqUOU A CRIMINAL Or
IKSHK. In other words, the Republican party,
through Its duly acknowledged leaders,
actually licenses the sale of intoxicating
liquor in the principal cltv of the pro
hibition State of Maine. It says to the
liquor dealers: "We want your help
and we are willing to pay for It. ou
may sell as much liquor as there Is de
mand for it you will give us your sup
port at the Polls for the candidates of
our great moral party. We could not
repeal the prohibitory law If we should
try, but having control of the govern
ment of this city, we can come pretty
scar to nullifying the law, and that
much we undertake to do for sucli of
you as are willing to vote the Republi
can ticket and to use your Influence In
It is not a secret that this method of
licensing saloons exists. All through
this Congressional district It is well un
derstood that the Portland liquor deal
ers are In partnership with the Repub
lican party. Asked what be thought
about Tout Reed's chances for re elec
tion, a bright and well Informed man
living in the western part of the district,
said: "I think that we shall get utin
there, though it looks like close work.
You see, Portland Is in first class order.
Our folks are solid with the runt fel
lows down there, and we shall have lots
of help front tnent. We got la with
theflt pretty thoroughly the year that
Democrats ran N?al Dow for Mayor
awl they've been with us ever since.
They sie not had frleuds to have. As
a ncllitvitl power, a Auurhthtng saloon
will t away with a church every
TUt desire alll doubtless arise in
uiiuU of readers of the Tim to know
whether vi not the turn who gel polit
ical preferment as the fruit of wctt
tiantactiosvs a mrwthwwd in form let
ter and in tnls one are responsible for
these transactions. 1 the vote-buying,
the debauching of wen. the connivance
at e-iUne, elobe with the advice and con
sent of those who are the prospective
beaeaeiaxie of It all, or is it done by
uaauthftriitd and irresponsible persons?
Sotue such inquiry as tnls will naturally
occur to those who lead these letters.
Perhaps somebody with a prepeasity for
particularising wfil wish to know if Mr.
Torn Reed has knowledge of the weans
which have been used to keep him in
Congress. Whoever feels that he way
not enjoy peace of wind until be has a
categorical answer to this question
should, If he cannot reason out tne
answer for hiaaself , write a letter of in
quiry to Mr. Heed Uwwai, or, if he
prefers, he way save postage and ask.
Rftflna iwnHie were iHsrusstnir this
question a few evenings ago U a Port
land hotel. One wan though that it
w absurd to suppose that a wan of
Mr. Bead's standing in tne country
would allow vote buying in Us behalf.
"Why." sakl the wan, "Tow Rtd
would resLtn in a minute if he thought
thai a singw vote had been bought for
blot. Just see wbataatauibelaleea
w no o' Ft: tut nuscruMut
There Is t a man is that Mouse of
RepreseatntWee wow paoaounsed to
favor of a Federal elotUon law than
Ajaotkfit kh thought that Mr. Hwd
wuat baov that votes vese bouifettor
hiss, and that be wuat know where
theiuoaey cawn fiow which was placed
in the bands of the vow buyers.
"It is probable." said this wan,
"that be is teapexuahfe for the whole
IrMalwrtir I cannot itcusjtftte the facu,
which we all know about, with any
other theory than tbk. I hettev that
bn provides the money hfaaieU. sobes
lug conLribuiious f tout persona and cor
portii.whLeU aic LuUil-oUJ Lu keep
tuii Uilll Lu C'uOjittmi
The v.uui.fa4Uou went un fur wkik,
ULUU l last s tuxii Uo L.i.1 bc..u uul a
lialUKt taiUd, iu, lot Ilia jplui'Jii
"Come, Mr. Jennem, tell its what yon
think about It." mhl one of the party.
"No, my friends," said Mr. .Tetineas,
"I will not tell tlwe what I think: we
Quakers are not great politician Rut
1 will sar that thy speeches havp re
mlmlctl "me of a little story which I
read a few j ears ago In an article by a
man called John Burroughs. Perhaps
srime of thee know this man by repu
tation. It seems that a certain boy was
so fond of apples that he was not con
tent with wltat he could eat before and
after school and at recess, but felt that
be must munch apples (luting school
sessions. This was against the rules,
and because the boy knew tt he was
careful not to be caught at the act. He
had many narrow escapes, but managed
by mendacity ami Impudence to get the
better of his teacher every time that he
was on the verge of trouble, until one
day when the teacher actually seiaed
him by the throat with one hand ami,
with thumb and forefinger of the other
hand, extracted a plump quarter of nn
apple from his mouth. Then the boy
turned his blue eyes lull upon the
teacher's face, and. with a look of un
feigned surprise shining out of them,
said, 'I didn't know It was there.' "
When ho had told his story 5Ir.
.icnnoss once morcrclapsctl Into silence.
With a spirit of toleranco characteris
tic of tho Quakor, he seemed willing
that each of his auditors should draw
his own Inference Rut It is easy to
guess what the good Quaker thought,
and probably a majority of the readers
of the 7Ymf will Indorse his Judg
ment. A PRI80NLFLftME,
THE HORRIBLE FIRE-DAMP EXPLOSION
NEAR DUNBAR YESTERDAY.
Tlin (lnPK Keep Hack tlio Jlomilnc
rrty A Ttienrollcnl l.vplanntlnn
ii f tlio MlnlMC Horror,
The mining horror, which was briefly
mentioned In n late dispatch to Tits
Cmitic yesterday, was the worst that
has ever occurre.l In the Connellsvllle
coke region. Tho explosion took place
In the right wing of the mine, and about
1,800 feet from the terminal of the three
branches a ttorvhole had been sunk.
A week ago a man was assigned the task
of digging an entrance ftom the mine
proper to the borehole. He worked at
tlio job all yesterday morning. Shortly
bvfote 11 o'clock the task was about
completed. Hu sank his pick Into the
wall of coal, and when he withdrew the
ttcil a stream of water followed.
The borehole had been pierced, but
danger followed. Down the slope a
train of cars, or clippers, was coming at
fearful pace. A number of accidents
mlaht liave followed had the cars
struck the stream. Fearing this he ran
In one direction to give a cote of warn
ing. A boy named William Hayes raa
into the tight wing, past the opening
Into the borehole, to warn the workers
of their danger In that direction. A
lighted lamp was In his cap. As he
pasted the opening there was a bright
llath and a sullen roar. The tire damp
had exploded The brave boy was seen
thrown against the wall, and then he
fell to the ground mangled and torn.
Kervsln and his companions, who
were working near by, were thrown to
the ground, but w ere not Injured. '1 be
Hash passed In the dlrectlou of the
right wing. In which the many miners
were at work. Word of the accident
spread through the left wing. The
few who were spared hurried through
the manhole. Out of the place where
the flash hail vanished bright tlames
sprang up among the hot, sulphurous
smoke that In hideous form followed
the vent of the explosion. The mine
was on fire, and the wen in the pit
weie doomed to a slow, agonizing
It has beeu impossible to recover the
bodies. Sixty-two wen went to work
and eighteen escaped after the explo
sion. Only two bodies have been re
covered, ami those were of wen who at
tempted to rescue some of the Im
prisoned miners. Suffocating gas and
Are eontest every inch of the way of
the rescuing party.
The name of the victims are
Joseph Bthtner, married; Klehard Brig
ner, Milt Karuey, married; Haruty Uauet,
Euuutel Xaut, fat Courtuejr, aged 40
)tr, mauled; George Courtney (.Put's
sou), aged IT )eere; J. W. Mitchell, awd
U)sfs, married; Joseph iUgicy, aged 30
jrars, wife and two tuikjreu. reCer Kgan,
Kd 41 . married, nobett Mcliill, Ut
rl; Martin Csvvne, liigle; John Uopat,
married; Ambew Cope (John's on), Patrick
l'cvliu, married; John 1 Maury, marrltxi;
tuba Jc. married: Jutm ltevanney. lerid
t'avis, married; Thouuu UavU (lavli
aim). Patrick CahiLL married. William Ca-
bill. Patrick Court, married. John
Cuuitu) iPatrk-k'a tout, Jack Mitchell,
nuutled, Dan asaltfa, married; Daniel
Sbcaxo, tingle; WUIUm Hayes, aged 19
year; James MeCleary married, timer
Dene), single; Peter Mciiouge, single.
Another horror way be added to the.
greater oae, as it is ruaaored that the
rescuing party in the wines has been
cut ot by names.
OKI MT TUB OWXKKS TALK.
PuiLABKifUiA, June 17. A gentle
wan interested in the concern said:
The Dunbar Furnace Company k an
ton cowpany owning two blast furnaces
and about 400 acres of coal lands in the
C'onnellsvUl region- The company also
owns two wines, with two set of coke
ovens. Each of these wines has two
openings, and they are connected by
two or three ditferent passages very
facility existed for escape in cane of an
accident- The ventilation of tne wines
was also excellent. The only eaplana
lion 1 can oOer for the accident is that
there wuat have been a very heavy fall
of coal f sow the roof in aoute of the
abandoned working. If such were the
case tne gas wntcn u new ajiw
ioof rock overhead would be suddenly
thrown Lui the wine, and as the wane
was aeuawalto uuite free frow gas, it U
noMiUe the wen way have been work
ing with naked lawps.
"In the (JonneUsvlUe reido a very
thorough system of State Inapcctton
prevails, the wine inspector bavin to
visit the wine at least once a aaoath.
Tbtf iiiyertatMswal was a wan of
twenty Ave yamas' eapednace. and was
thoroughly acquainted with the work
ing ot mam Tame were auo awe
bosaes, who ant resulted by Law to
undergo a rigid exawrinarin before
they van get a certancate wtUttng thaw
to work. 0e, the ice bona, gue
through the wine every wortuag. and
U be inds gat to the afcw hto Ws
to put up a danger signal so that the
accident uiuai hive occiueud ftow the
cause tuggcU-d 'u tUc auddcu fail
of lac tuof
TUc CVeuicll Ulc etu L abu-l ulttu
t'ict thick aui lu uauu u i? u.ui! i
leave a fool or two of coal, and the
overbangint rock hoWa In the gas and
prevents Its etcarw. Accidents are
very rare, as the vein ha a considerable
dip. about B feet In 100, nntll the bot
torn of the basis la reached."
1804 I.IVKS LO"IT IX 80 TRAIN.
WtLKRsBAHBR. Pa., Jww 17. Mine
Inspector Williams, of the Third An
thracite Inspection district, has com
pleted a table of the operations of the
coal mines for the last twenty years.
During that time there were 110,859,715
tons of coal mined. The smallest out
put was In 1971. when a.000,000 tons
were mined, ami the largwl In 1598,
when 8,Oftl,43 tons were taken from
There were 1,20! men kilted In the
many disasters during the twenty yeaw.
The largest number killed being in
1984, 07. The smallest number of tons
of coal mined for each life lost was
01.055 tons, In 1996. The largest num
ber of days worked any year was 988,
ltRsccERa Kpronra uxAVAir.tm.
DfSBAM, Pa., June 17. The efforts
of rescuing patties to leach the thltty
two entombed miners at the Farm Hill
mines, where the explosion occurred
yesterday, wore unavailing. It was de
termined this morning to rut oft all
fresh nlr and let the mine burn Itself
out and then recover the bodies of the
victims. The coroner Is on the eround.
He viewed the boilles of the two dead
minors recovered yesterday, but refuses
to hold an Inquest until the others are
HOW IT WAS DONE.
Tlio I'eilrrnt nifctlon Mill I'rlnteit Itf
cliiKlvely In "Tho Critic."
Speaking of the Federal Election bltl
the Pmt Ibis morning says: "About H
o'clock yesterday afternoon Lodge was
smoked out and was forced to make the
bill public," etc.
The printed copies of the bill were In
the House document toom "about" 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Tiik
C'ntTic and others who knew what was
going on obtained copies. A synopsis
of the chief and essential provisions of
the bill appearetl In yesterday after
noon's Ciiitic. It was written out and
the copy In the hands of the printer
"nlmut 8 o'clock."
Naturally Tiik Chitic feels gratified
at living the first paper In the United
States to give the public any accouct of
the bill. It mentions these circum
stances rather to set Mr. Lodge rllit
than to boaH of the exclusive publica
tion lu lta columns of this ltnMirtiint
piece of news. The fact I Tun Chitic
lias Income so accustomed of late to
scooping Us rival that a beat as liad as
that of yesterday doesn't even give It a
a.iiiiianin ii ' ..
FINANCIAL AKD COMMERCIAL.
New Vrk Stecfc.
To-daj 'i Nw York stock market quota
lloua, (uruiabed by (J. T. Ifcveeaar.
KoottsttatMl 11, Atlantic tmlhlmt-, 980 F
street northwest. CorrMpoutlenU. M. M.
Meedbam, New York; Chandler, Brown A
stocks. Ouu U-JD0 stocks. Oitn 3 HO
A, 1 A H Pe m ini OioaUa 311
Can. South.. Ut 1 " o'f'd
C til., B. A Q 1IM1 lOtU ore. Tran.. Mt
vtw, tran.. -
P. M.a.Jl.Co 431
&. A W. Pt. 99
Cot). ia 10! lOU
('. K 1 A t'ae VAi Wl
1H)1. I..t V. HM'.Ill
Del. Altud St. Paul Mi
Krte T1 IT Tex. Pac.. .. si
Jvraev Cm Ten. C. Jt I. 501
u x fi set Mt j. rat on
Ua nbore. 1W MS Wan. p'fd.. 3T
Mo. l'ac 711 741 W. L'ulou... Wi
NYANK. 4S m WJtLKp'd
N A Wp'ld. 511 81) Petroleum.. W W)
N. Y. Cu... !09( luwj Am. COCt SM 301
X. l'ac 371 )? C.GasTraat 33 VU
Nottbwest .. lilt .1U i. KeStt. Co. 7i 71
The VhleMEO Blarket.
Today's Lliie-ago cram and provision
market eiuotatUma, furuiabed by C. T.
Hivenner, Koomsttaad It, AtUntle Build -lug,
Mitt K street nortbweat. Comepowi
eats, M. II, Meadham. X.w York; Cnwd
ler, ltrown A Co., Chicago.
wasiT. Opt Gkm HMK, (hu (Xme
WaabMucfcau MwalJ Kaahatme.
alaaKwrular CaH In o'clock nw
waabutgtoa tie Bonda, A., tanv at mi.
waabiagtoa li. Buada, B, fet,7CWat 1J
Metropolitan Bank. Sat ; at at.
Eikington and ioldiera' Itome Kaibuad,
at TO; 3U at 70; Wat TO. Uneuta Fire
iLturance, 80 at U : 100 at SI. American
Oi but-huuc, at 151,50 at 151.
MiavetlaaerMa Bomis U. . Electric
Lights let,', UTB; U. a. Ileetrie Uxnt
aCa7, iaai; w. a u- b, k. 10-40 n
alaVA Ua; W. A a CoewtiMa, ?,
810; Masonic Hall Aas'u, Va, 0 1, UH;
Wash. Market Co.. tat Mort., e llfle
Wash. Market Co., imp., ', tuA iaVd A
Seshoaid Co.. 'a, C 17, : Wash. U.
Ufanir. tat, a-a, IBM, Uak Wash. U. Ia
tUy,d,T'a,Ut,.iai, Wk. Oas Ught
Co., ier. A, e's, Wl, Wash. Oas UsrWCu,,
ier. B, ava, m, UygietOc lee Company, let
Mort.. as. -.
b'aslenal Bank Btftcka stank of Wash-
r-arwew and MecaanJc', 1S; Jatfawavi',
U; Cobuuhta, 180, Capital, MI; West
Hsl'ni-f Blocks Waawngaon and
Oeorgetown, StW; MetropoBtaa, BkH Co
tHwtZa, T7; CapJtoi audjtjttaaej,
Ucorgetvwu and TeuuaUyiowe M; Brigbtr
lnsnjcaacentorks ruewen's. H; frank
lui, aSs.MetropuHue, 631; KaMona) Uuion,
ill, Aruugtoa, lMi. Curcoran. BU; Cotaw
Ua, tai; (aeiwan-Autedcan, lah Votuejac,
fan; ags,ai; People's 51 .
lEUMUaBca aVtuck steal Sataae
TUle. l, ColuaUaa Title, 71; Wasajutoa
fclas and Blectrtc Ugftt atctw Wssattf-
Baa. la. tjajoraefawan teas,
jLicctnc ugat, iaj-
rempooue wja-aa rrumitiwin.
Ctnatapeahe and Potoinac, fl; AJMOtaA
Co., aa, ihwt rails u iw, a; m
Km Paaorawa Co., an. Xatfawsl Wslw
pott.30; Waablugtojt jgaj, tWaJS, ffl
WasblujfWuLo" and Trust Qev, ti; Va-
4.iii T) triiaciMf ; MiVavsswnsaiaVi
m spneaanssaay r-r w "i "bw
aecurity and Trust Co.. Uacola
SU, HgiC4tc tee itt-. w.
Viwte toe tike' WaAainwea'.
l4at eveaing. at the ctoae of businc,
nleaar nabs & Co. artWisW to their
employes aa Ittvatatkw t a eeurau.
to Marshall Halt The eaxursinn wUl
take place ucxt Thursday avaaing " J
ou that afu-tuu'u the store i Ih.
iIjm-J al in clock A CoWWtlUi n
aj.oLulcJ lrviu auioug the e'leik- '
aw iuy .... sm a ae
SM S7 Aug, .-....,
hi) M Sept -.
li IMS July .... 6 S71 S ST
m an Aug aw int
83) j Sept
PROSPECTS OF DEMOCRATIC SIT
CES8 ARE SPLBRDtD.
PENALTY OF REPUBLICAN UBflKERHY
TMdministration Haraamd Throng k
Its False Promim
PROSTITUTING THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY.
Opitirone eg the Kitinal BttM Bill.
Blaim Talks Out EMVaraging
News for DmMrate.
Congressman llenjamln F. Shlvely
of Imllatia, discussing the iw-lttlcat out
look with n Chitic reporter last night,
said; "It was never better for the
Democrats. Not since 1370 has there
lieen such hatmony and determination.
Of the four Congressional conventions
atready held three nominated by ac
clamation and the fourth was entirely
harmonious. There are no schisms, no
factions, no lagging Indifference. Just
the reverse Is true with our llepubll
can friends. They covered the Slate
100 la era deep with promises In 1859.
Ilrokon pledges there are as plentiful
as summer leaves Nobody Is happy
atnone them but the uostottlce editor.
who feels that the party lu his locality
has been handsomely provided for."
"What. In your Judgment, are the
prospects of general Democratic suc
cess this fall?'r
"Ask the first ten ltcpubllcans you
meet on Pennsylvania avenue their
opinion ou that proposition. The
struggle at the opening of this Congress
on the new code of rules put the coun
try on the alort. The jrcKlnley Tariff
bill was ttishul through under the gag
law. All opportunity was cut off for it
vote on the 800 amendments offered
from both rides of the House. Then,
by the same process, a bill was rushed
through which, to all Intents and pur
lKf, demonetizes silver. The humili
ating spectacle was presented of mem
Ltisof the majority denouncing both
these measures, then bending to the
desMitlsm of the caucus ami pray In
that the tntiate might deliver them
from tL results of their own volt.
These measures and these methods arc
making Democrats in every community
where newspapers aie read."
"Hut will not the proposed national
election law enable the llepubllcana to
retain control of Congress?
"Not a bit or It. Millions or dollars
of Northern capital are being Invested
In the South every year. The South Is
a magnificent market for our Northern
factories. The lints of trade ami eml
era Hon are no longer simply lUst and
West. They are changing lo North ami
South and grow, lag stronger every day.
These Influences are solving all vexed
problems ami producing amity, good
will, and belter understanding between
the two sections In suite of honest fa
natics and unscrupulous demagogues.
The party that should now seek to per
iietuate lis power by plunging the
crunlry into sectional strife will arouse
against Itself the most Intelligent,
conservallve and resectable element In
the llepublican party at the North. If
the law is not made universal in its ap
plication the entire country will revolt
against Its manifest injustice. If It Is
matte universal in its application, its
multiplication of offices, its millions of
dollar of additional burdens on the
people. Its petty prnatitutlon of the Ex
ecutive and judicial functions of the
Qeneral Government to the annoyance
and persecution of self governing com
taunities will end the days of any party
that anchors its future to any such teat-Uoeary
THK NKMKilS OF FRAUD.
THK AlMIKISTIUTHl PAYS TtH PBX
ALTV Ot ITS alJiCBWrV.
Oisetvlag and dlaeriutlnaliny men
bare see a eeitaln ptaetieal justice in
the dUnculties that nave beset the Ad
wialstratiou's path In the conduct of
the leBUn Office , says a Washington
itUpalch in to day's New York WvrU.
The party leturntd to power Largely
tin ugh the influence of ektravagaat
prowiaee wad to the okl soldiers,
prruiiacs not Intended to be kept, and,
Indetd, It capable of being kept, and,
no im ner was the new Administration
iuaucursUd. than the fraud returned to
plague iu ibvenlors
First came Tanner, who bad not been
knotting!? a party to any fraud, but
lu in a blundering attempt to kwp
the prontisea that Individually he bad
wade for bit party on the stump, etc
posed the real size of the fraud that bad
been perpetrated is the aaaae of his
party, lie started La lo cola bis stump
speeches into pension saoavey for his old
icarad. in just those suaas and in
just the way that had been proeaiaed;
and, while be was only upon the thiea
boht of his gtnerott and aaagniticent
progranume, be was tudely called down
Then came Haunt, taken, as Tanner
had been, because of bis standing with
the Grand Arsnv. but thousbt to be
Tanner's superior in eaecutive capacity.
And now la hardly note than six
utontbs after has imwiien into office
some atartling charges of ocial sals
conduct ar beard against biw. and a
Congressional UivtallgaUoa has been
hen Taavaer fell the Resident was
advised to go saow la choosing bb suc
cessor, and stealage to say. be took the
advice. It wiU he reutssaUecnd that
Tanner bad a utonth's leave before
anally retirisg f rout ottce, AH of that
time was consumed by the Ftcaldcut in
a prayerful search for a new C'oouula
atoucr Ha wanted to avoid, if poaei
Ue tuAhing a atcoad mJUtake with rv
gaid to that osnee-
Certain thing, of course- were plain
enough. The new C'imtBisiw;rhottid
U a tcptcacntaUxc Grand AJtuy wan.
a fairly good lawyer and wuwUtiag of
a pulltlt'hu) Tanner's riot lu the ooke
hsduvpoaed the addiitouai cndiOa
tLu; the new atan pusseiisea aUo, good
..xeiuuvc capacity, o that be wlgut
i bring the teutdaiVe order out of the all
' picv ailing chaos.
, The Fveskkvt found W- man la
i Major WUUnaa Warn, aa exCoa
j gitbaUHUl ftoiu Miaaouri. and a ttlat
I rati man of aKairs. But Major Waeruci
JtillUcJ AiiJ the acaich haii t' Ij- it
ui.J 'ILc i'ltoldcttt ai a- -l "J
i Ji, Ji Ua Kaoui'i UaJui. i- ..-i
I. .-i. J 1U Liil uifvl 11m. .. i
of men from nearly every Stste In the
Union without finding a man who
seemed to till the Mil. lUwn was
presel upon the score that he was et
peilenced In executive office, havlne
been for years the Commissioner of In
ternal Irevemte, and because also he
knew personally all the prominent poll
tirlana of either party.
Unt there waa one nblectlmi urged,
and that was that his long residence In
Washington a an attorney for com
Wnea and corporations, after leaving
office, had nesarllj Involved him in
many lnt n-als which he could not with
prnptlrty longer carry if called asraln to
tlflce. but from which he would find It
dlrltcnlt to free himself. The President
was urged to go as far away from Wash
ington ami Its local Influences for his
man as possible. How hard he tried to
do lids can only be conjectured, but at
last, the fates asserting themselves, the
situation sifted down lo Kaum. ami
llaum was taken.
llaum has not called at the White
House since the damaging disclosures
against him were made. He Is prob
ably walling for the story to get a Ifttle
Hut, as I suggested here, why should
he wait T Whv should he feel abashed
In the l'tcsidcnt's ptesence?
The principal charge against him Is
accepting trcrsonal favors from a claim
agent who enjoys a large practice be
fore him as Commissioner ami whom
he obliges by reason of that fact. Hut
how could the President rebuke such a
thing when lie Is just now Jingling the
kevs of a new cottage at Cape Slty,
presented to tils wife by the memtiers of
a blind pool, headed by Mr. Wamt
maker, who expect to realise politically
em the Investment?
TIIK COMPOS1TK KLECTION IllLL
COMrt.KTR IMIOSTITUTIOK Ot TIIK JUItl
CIAHV FOK 1'AKTIaAX I'UKriMNS.
The ComiMisUe Election bill, made
up oT provisions of the Lodge and
lionell measures, with divers sugges
tions of Speaker Heed and John 1.
Davenport thrown In between, as sub
mitted to the Hepubllcan caucus, says
the New York iSfitr's Washington cor
respondent In to-day's issue, 7s simply
stupendous In Its assumption of control
over State elections for members
of Congrcts. The judees of the
respective circuit courts In the
districts wlii' re the election law
Is to lie applied are made simply the
puppets of l lie Chief Supervisor of K'ec
tlons. Whenever he pulls the slrlom
tluy are required to dance. This Chief
Supervisor Is not only to aonlrol thu
election, but also the preliminary regls
tiatlon, and every opportunity Is given
him of manipulating that registration
In I lie I n tt' rest uf the party to which he
Is allied, which, a a matter of course,
al the next eleetlon would be the He
It only take the request of one hun
dred men, out of a population of dO.OJO,
to put this "(Ktoh-bah" into lull posses
sion of his iiowers. lie then Wins to
absorb all the functions of every branch
or the Government. On his request
alone the United States Circuit Court it
required to open court lu the lull heat
ot the sickly season In the Southern
Slates, and to appoint three supervisors
for every election precinct in uio dis
trict, two ltcpubllcans ami one Demo
ii at, but every oue to be named by the
Chief Supervisor. The Congressional
elections will thus be pluced under the
control of a "Johnny Davenport" In
every doubtful state.
The tubotdinale supervisor are
authorized to challenge votes, to ex
amine the registration books, and to
verify the teaidenees given by the per
sons claiming to be the legal voters.
Moieover, they are empowered to begin
a house to bouse visitation of all the
naturalized petsons found on the list
Ave weeks before the election, and to
Inspect them. and. doubtless, to ascer
tain aud attempt to eontrul their polit
The Chief Super Uor Is to order the
Circuit Court to open on the first Mon
day in October preceding an election,
and to appoint three member of a board
of canvassers, which will be based on
the re poils made by tne supervisors ap
pointed by the Circuit Court. The
nomination of the Chief Supervisor 1
to be taken as prima facts proof of elec
tion, no matter what the Stale returning
officers may certify. The Clerk of the
House Is reiiulitd, under penalty, to put
the names returned by tne "Johnny
Davenports" of every Mat: on the roll
tall of the House, and thus to enable
tbetn to perUcipsie la the organisation
and to coanrm thetnselves in their seats.
Tbete has been no measure of late
years proposing such a complete pros
titution of the United Slates Judiciary
fur partiaaa purpose, but. as Speaker
Kted says, the bill will go through the
Hcute brfere July 1. There Is much
taik in the Senate of antagonism to the
sveature. Some of the strongest Uo
publicans in that body are outspoken in
exposition to its provisions. It U sakl
that Mr. Blaine has even enlisted the
Adaninistratioa in a sort of haett way
against it. But Blalae and Bead are
opposing force just now, and the pos
sibility Is thai Mr. Blaine and opposi
tion to the plan will he used by Bead to
further his own aspirationa as against
the late kadr of the Bepubtkaa boats.
OF1KIOKS UP TUt BILL
nn. eus sutstoikca ti asovYK&ot.
m ota oruau VIKWS.
Mr. Crisp of Georgia U one of the ac
knowledged leaders upon the Uettttf
truth.' side of the House, ftpaahiait, of
the Federal Election bill, adopted by
the Bepublkwj caucus laatnljriM, be
it is that swtft ouireoa ana m
uuiious ueaauw ever brought before
Congseas tor passage it t ao drawn as
not to be enforced euxpt um a pelt
ton of liH voters ia a district or fifty
tetters la a county or pariah. A aucb
a pttiib can only he $Mttm up
la the aou aaaeag the aegroej.
M-alaas and carpet baggers. B U
kteoded tly to atVy o -It
U siwfiiy a WgaJ swaauw by which
the ItepuWteeji fcawkt. expawtte steal
many Ssoutbera dfatuku. whether tbey
icccivc the seiust nuJber voha or
not. and thereby to perpetuate their
Kcferriag to th aarne naagpue &
slur fiorusan said
"V e"' " n
' No. the Ptaoct H1 not CfMcua
on the Fedeeal KkcUoa bttt. ThJsfU
not the sHghteat ucccaaby for then to
adopt tbht course, it would' be atwply
useless. ThaHouae no doubt wUlpa.
but the Senate will never awe U iV
Tbefact is," continued the Marylaad
ScoaUt ' that tuidct tac new Kced
icgiuii. lU. SkuaK U'tsiiUM for the
cot-L.tr T L ll'c , ijca ti a
k , iu. . 1'- -a -t -r 11 -"
under the dreumstawcw In naaalng ait
election Mil so radical and vlctom as
the one ptojtotasd ia merely to stir tip
feeling In the Wotlh agafnat Jtottthetn
electtons and thns ctnte mlltlcal capi
tal for HeptiMfcan caoiftalgn orators to
Representative McCreary, ex-Oov-ernor
of Kentucky, saW:
"I regard the Mil a the moat dtn
geronfi lntrodneed In the House al this
session. Indeed, no measure of
rermtatnictloti times w more
tyrannical than thta. Its object la to
save a Hepubllcan majority in the nett
Hoiie. which otherwise would be !
erratic. It Is a sectional Mil. which
will tend to riot and Wowhltetl."
Governor McCreary s confident
that the tesult of the elections this fall
would lie a dccMeri tebuke to the Ke
pubtlcans for their "unjust ami out
IttnlHe llmFit In McKlntaj'4 lltll.
Jectctary lllaln has addreasetl a letter
to ex-Mayor Daniel A. Cony of Augusta,
Me. , In which he says:
1 hare ymir favor of the 1 1th Instant.
You are In error In supposing that I am op
posed to sugar beltifr admitted Tree of dntr.
My olijwtlnn Is not to free snsar, but the
propnswt rnethoil of making It free. If, In
the pending tarttl Ml), sugar Is placed npon
the free list, w give to certnln countries a
fiee rnnrVet for JVfMSTO.OOll of their prod
tiels, while they sr not atkeit to open
their msrkrtu to Ihe frw sdmlmton of
a single dollar of American products.
We oHiilit lo have In exchange for
tree sugar from eettaln countries a
free market for tireadctuffs ami pro
visions, beside various fabrics from all
part of our country. In short, we ought
to secure In return for free sugar a market
for )0,OtiO,OW) or fffll.OUO.WO worth of our
own products. It will wot require reciproc
ity treaties to secure this great Ixhmi. The
larift Mil can contain nil the necessary eon
illlkniB. The legislative power Is able to
secure the desired end. Withla the ltt
twenty tears we nave Riven the countries
south of us free attmlashm for nearly 100,
000,000 worth of their product wllhmtt re
ceiving a penn)' advantage In esetiange.
If sugar tie now mmle rincondlttonally free,
wealisll have bIvcii to the I .tln-.mrtcnd
countries free .vImlslon for I5O,lWO,0H0 of
their protliicte. It is time, I think, to look
out for some reciprocal advantage. We
arc a very rich nation, Imt not rich enough
to trade on Ibis unequal liaal. In great
haste, sincerely yours.
Tho Situation MUril Ih ImiIIhhi.
The (mlltlcal situation Is badly com
plicated in Indiana, especially In the
Kvansvllle district, and It Is salt! there
villi lie a great political sensation when
nomination are made. The farmers
and labor organizations are united on
candidates for the Legislature ami Cm
giee, in order to Influence legislation In
their Interest, ami. In coneiuence,
there Is considerable uneasiness among
the leader. In a few lortlttlM ih
Prohibitions' will may separate nomtnt
Altlnnrn Ticket lu MImhI.
The executive committee of the
Parmer' Alliance of Minnesota have
decided lo hold the Mate convention at
St. Paul on July IB. The Alliance 1
vety strong and this make the result a
decided uncertainly. The Alliance will
also go Into the Congressional con
test. Will MrlH tint lHNritl.
Hepreseutatlve Trneey of New York
sakl to Tub Cmitic reporter last even
ing, that In bla opinion the State's new
election law, under which the election
will be held this fall, will result favor
ably to the Democrats. "The voting
by secret ballot," said he, "will be
something novel and will keep soma of
the candidates on the anxious scat until
the vote is announced."
Th beUct it liny tut the (JttHiMtttMi,
The Slate Hepubllcan Congressional
Committee of North Carolina meet at
Greensboro' to-day to name the Urn
and place for holding the convention
lo nominate a candidate for the Fifth
district The friends of Mr. Hrower
say be will be nominated, while on the
other band, it Is asserted that the ne
groes will run a candidate of their owa
CuH't iPjHt Mr. Sirlr.
Alexander J- Jones of Spriagotdd.
111. forweily Congress wan Springer's
eosnmlttaw clerk in Waabiagtoa, in
dignantly and tpcclflcally denies
Hyland C. Kirk's sltWavtt, filed with
Sneaker Heed, to the effect that Kirk's
ruin before Springer's committee
against the Government had been hung
up as "a speculative one." requiring
that iu beawnctary, if be expected
favorable action, 'must see Mr.
S.rii go's clerk" Mr. Jones says
toagreauui Springer was honestly
and disinterestedly opposed to Kirk s
claim front the start.
Tbecaecutive conjaaittee of the -hibUloat
party of Pennsylvania last
nlatht chasMsad the time of h"ldlny their
OTaskaipat saPPawvgawai esBW sa mV HFaaarta wpfft
State convention froan July 13 to
August a& This was doae at the n
queatoffarsaer delegates, uthaatkrisnr
lata would iaierfete with tbeU har
vesting. njamavfTTja Aaisa 1st laMaaast sweslsMnr.
Th Hesjaocratic Central Coanntittee
of Indian Territory yeaterda elected
Judge J- L. Lowe of Uutbrie aaeai
twf of that KsAhMud IksijOfiffiik Com
aviuae tut that Territory, ieparaidans
wet ako saade for the approaching
Aa.kon.ULa JgJMamAJSAta Jf AKflkl filaMMaAnaflstl.
VTssisisaaaaaw e"w,s'vsF'pwv w s'f r " " w w
LtrTUS ltu, 4 June H.Th
town U full of delegates to attend the
jb-antwialif itate Convetion. irhich
coavcae at noon today. Jsatea P.
- Eagle will probably be nusuinttfa'd for
.Governor and It B- Cb4 forswere
Unr of State. It is uadwtood that the
conveauoa alii idoe ticwiaaa a
the iwueocrktic PceaUaarial nominee lu
VhM Caaaa US aSaaltiitSii
Wiirso, Mas, Jue 17 Aaotbcr
warat rainfall, followed by wwtn
vcathi-r, baa had a furihet byawitia!
takvt on crops throughout ManitolM
and the Weatera Territories. The
MospcciS for a heavy erog haw nctcr
been wore favorable than at U t'"-
W - aa iasSaaai aauuaaasaa.
Uuoa June J? It U ruaaorwi bew
that uoop aw baah-aleg feons iaiMaaa
bbtue to Aatfula to vwtl a sjtgfgd
Engllah invasion of that cuay
Lieutenant IVohi. Li gone to the
SLin Uiut JwtrUt -l'Li a .li iieucl
f !l. 1 a''in iLt Mik. -
l .-a l .1 .- 4
WARD 13 BAILED
TWBNTY-F.VE THOUSAND DOL
IHE CfSE CONTINUED UNIIL OCTOBER
RitaiMd on His Solum I'rwtia Mot
to Drink AU&.
IF HE MES M WILL KREMUMIIIATn
Jnngt ligghgm Temper! Jm With
Merey ni Aeeeftt th Cowtlffi
of tn Mtiical Ixparta.
It was evident when Judge lMngbani
entered the court room title morning
that some favorable coweluskm had
lieen reached. In telatlon V rrank K.
Want. He had a hurried conference
with District Attorney Ilogn, and
shortly afterward Senator IMsekmirn.
Judge Wilson and Mr. Coleman re
let I re I from the com t-room, In 03m
pany ttlth his Honor ami Ihe Govern
They remained absent over a half
hour, and during this period than was
much speculation among those 1st the
well-crowded court room as It what
would be the result.
TWK JfSTICB'S OMJtlOK.
Judee IHngham convened oovrt at
10:10 o'cltH'k atidptoceeded lo review
the evidence. "The testimony," alt
he. "of the medical ex net U sbowe.1
conclusively that the menial and pby
steal condition of the defendant wm not
such as to permit him being triad. It
la further shown that by his confine
ment In the jail that hia condition does
not Imptovc, and It la even feared that
he Is beyond human skill or treatment,
or I11 1 If confined longer.
"It would hardly be proper f or me t
av that the trial should tie proceed e-l
Ith under these clrcumsunosa, and I
will thct efote rule favorably on a m
tlon for a continuance.
"Aa to the motion asking foradmlsnbm
to ball after having tested to all th.
evidence I have determined toordii
that ball be accepted, but under certain
wahii not kit rem TRUL.
"I am satUfled that everything dwmon
sltate that the defendant a mental an 1
phvslcal health Sasticb as to necessitate
test and iuletneas ami pleasant sur
rouudlngs iu order that be may be pre
. t S -. a 1 I u a, llaa jlSi T 1 tima
avreu lot iruu ai a inter twa i, ""
ever, Mr. Ward Is to be permitted to '
released on ball and renew bis old
habits and the excessive use of stimu
lent I cannot see that any beneflt is t
be derived to the contrary be will Ik
even In a worse condition than be ts t
the present time.
II K MOT SOT OUIKK.
"The safety of nlmself. as well as tlu
publlc. depends upon bis abstaining
irom the use of intoxicating liquor an 1
upon hia promise to do so depend tin
(juchtlon of admission to ball.
Jutlge Dingbam then turned to tlu
defendant Iwrore the bar and said:
"Mr. Ward, will you faithfully
promise to absolutely abstain from the
use of intoxicating- linuors twovidlui
you are liberated on bail r"
TUB DEVESDANT' SOUCMSt rnOaJUK.
Mr. Ward's pmtnpt response was
"Yes, sir, I will, and I call on every
oae In this court room to help we out
In my obligation."
waw roa 31,000,
Judge Bingham ordered that the bail
bond be placed at 83,U0O, but be state. I
that the time for which tt would exUt
would depend on the defendant keep
lug his pledge, for be conaUlefed tU a
be could order hint Incarcerated iu
Jail at any time.
Judge Wilson said that be would cm
elder it hi duty to inform the Judge of
any violation of the pledget on the part
of bis client, and Senator Ulaekbui u
and the defendant's other attorney en
curved with him.
TUK cat, tuNrial'aLU.
At the suggestion of IHstrfcrt Attorney
Lipscomb, ttetober ti was set by Ju ie
iHngham as the date on wbleh the cti
would be continued to, and the wit
Besses were excused until that Mete
A Mr. Ward' sureties were ft "
court the proceeding were adjoumcl
until l o'clock, at which time his bm i
nun were required to be present
the naxueuSH WRn.
At lift o'clock tea ritixena. who hit
sfgniied their tnlrion el getag
Mr Ward a bond, casne into the court
room and were seated in the jurv.i-
At the suggestion of Judge Btugb mi
Judge Wilson Interrogated them a t
tbeir AaaacUI . real estate ami y)fout!
worth. Mo one was wartb
fjM. awl from that it '
over $dau,at, and the -over
UO THIfcV 1
The name of the kr
on the bod aw A t .
Michael O Mci'orwu.
Corbdt, W. H- Claii
Bewett, Juitin MciV'
ier, Prank L. Hanbef I
and Wash- & Willi
JlOt-B WJttJIfvSt luiu-
la accept . the u t-.1- '
bam said i ' tve i
eenlk'i.i i 'ou -trv.
M a i
I li i i
y Uc t
frictji!.-. t i' i 'isfvaJ-iJ
tC i'I ILi .- Wtuii.- -
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