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A .- IHB PITTSBURG DISPATOJBC " SATURDAY, DEOEMBER "24f 1892. f - l r - ' V ,m
11 SENATE DEftL
IS NOT ft STEAL
That's. How Democrats Put
Their Mode of Organiz
ing the Upper House.
THEY MAY SUCCEED IN IT,
For Montana Is Slipping Ont of the
Populists Giving Up the Contest for
Balance of Power Republicans Not
Anxious to Let the New Party Feel
Too Big Interesting Gossip Under
the Rose Secretary of 8tate Pester
"Likely to Resign Justice Lamar's
Illness Similar to Elaine's Nicar
agua Canalists Carrying a Club for
the Anti-Option People.
rrnOM x BTArr cobbzsfotdext. j
"WAsnixGToy, ' Dec. 21 While the
leering committee of the Republicans are
merely watching the progress of the ex
citing Senatorial contests in the five doubt
ful States Kansas, California, Montana,
Nebraska and Wyominc the Democratic
steering committee is dickering for trades
"which will give its party Senatorial votes.
The indications are that they will cap
ture the Montana Senator to succeed San
ders by giving the Republicans complete
control ot the organization of the Legis
lature. Thii would be a trade, they say,
and not a steal. The Democratic steering
committer has, raised so great an outcry
against stealing Legislatures that it caa't
afford to commit robbery, but It is willing
to win by a deal. There is a vast moral
difference between a deal and a steal.
Not Averse to Such Work.
To tell the truth, tbe Republicans are not
averse to such work, for they now admit
that they can't by any means gain a suffic
ient number of votes to organize the Sen
ate, and in view of the btrong probability
that the Populists would by honest work
gain the balance of power, they wink at the
attempts of the Democrats to secure control
As for the Populists, they feel that the
matter is beyond the limits of possibility.
They know that even if the Democrats gain
the Senator from Montana and from one
other State, ther can't organize the Senate.
The newest calculation is that the Repub
licans will carry election in California, the
Democrats in Montana, a bare possibility
that the Republicans will elect in Wy
oming, and that the Populists will win to a
certainty in Kansas and Nebraska. Thii
would make the Democrats and Republi
cans a tie. 43 to 42, and the Populists,
Pefier and Kyle, and the new Senators from
Kansas and Nebraska, wonld east the de
eding votes on a party division. In this
event the Democrats could only stenre the
organization ot tbe Senate, the President
pro tempore, the Secretary, the Sergeant
at Arms, eta, by the assistance of the Re
publicans. The Gossip Under the Rose.
There is a good deal oi gossip under the
. rose in regard to this matter of assisting the
Democrats to organize. Tbe Republicans
have no kindlier letting for th Populist
than tbe Democrats have, and will do all
they reasonably can to "turn them down."
The plain truth is, they fear the new party
has come to stay, and that it may grow into
dangerous proportions within the next four
years. They know, and the Democrats
know, that the false issue of the force bill
drove tens of thousands ot Populists back
temporarily into the Democratic party who
are not in sympathy with the party at all.
Once it is round that there is no danger of
a force bill there will be a tremendous
schism from the old party in the South.
The result in the Western States shows
the great strength of the Populists there.
Neither of the old party leaders make
light of the possibilities oi the new party,
but both want to obscure its growth as
much as possible, and to recognize it prom
inently in the organization oi the Senate
would give it an importance that no new
party nas gained since the days of anti
slavery agitation. It is therefore quite
possible that Republicans and Democrats
mav reach some amicable arrangement in
regard to organization and legislation, and
that the Populists may not be given any
thing. General Foster Likely to Resign.
President Harrison may, if he so minded,
have the privilege ot appointing another
Secretary of State before the close of his
official term. Hon. John W. Poster will
lay down the portfolio ot state on Febru
ary I, and leave for Europe. His objective
point will be the city ot Paris, where the
court of arbitration in tbe Bering Sea con
troversy will hold their sessions.
Some months ago, before General Foster
was appointed to succeed Mr. Blaine, the
President had appointed him to represent
the United States as special counsel before
the court of arbitration. It was expected
after General roster becanje Secretary of
State that another gentleman would be
chosen as special counsel. The President,
however, feels that General Foster's experi
ence fits him especially to discharge the
duties of the place, and at his suggestion
General Foster will leave tbe State Depart
ment in time to attend the first meeting ot
the board. From the time of his departure
until the 4th ot March next Mr. Wharton
will discharge the duties of Secretary, a
work for which his long connection with
the department has admirably fitted him.
General Foster will be accompanied to
Europe by Mrs. Foster, and after tbe court
of arbitration has closed its sittings the
Secretary and his wife will travel on the
continent lor some months, returning to the
United States some time during the coming
Nicaragua Canalists Carry a Club.
While it is the general opinion that the
Nicaragua Canal bill has not the least
chance for passage, it must be confessed
that the lriends of the measure are ex
tremely active and aggressive. It is re
ported that they will antagonize the anti
option bill with tbe 100,000,000 guarantee
proposal, and this has caused quite a flurry
among the advocates oi the former measure.
Senator Washburn, being asked about the
matter to-day, said: "The prospects or
anti-option are as good as tbey can be. I
should not think it would be good policy
for Mr. Sherman or any other of tbe tnends
of the Nicaragua Canal bill to place it in
antagonism to the anti-option bill. Person
ally, I favor, the proposed legislation for
the canal, but not to such an extent
as to permit it to take the place now
occupied by my bill. There is a
majority of two o one in the Senate in
favor of the anti-option measure, and this
lact will be proved when we eet to a direct
vote upon it, which I anticipate may be
done about the 12th or 15th of January. I
have no doubt of its passage in the House.
It had a majority oi nearly four to one
there last session, and the amendments
.rhich have been adopted in the Senate are
not of a character to aflect the principle of
the bilL I' think they will be readily
adopted br tbe House. There is such an
overwhelming sentiment in that body in
iavorof the measure that it may be the bill
will not be referred to the committee, but
will be taken jpp and passed under a sus-
Eension of the rules. No time would thug
e lost, and the bill would quickly go to the
President, who, I believe, is ready to sign
it as soon as it comes to him."
Justice Lamar a Very Sick Man.
The reports in regard to the health of
Justice Lamar received here to-day indi
cate that it is almost certain that President
Harrison will have the opportunity to ap
point a successor to this southern supreme
judge, although the latest news ot this
evening is that his condition is not such as
to create alarm for the present, and he has
recovered sufficiently to resume his journey
to Macon. The last time Mr. Lamar appeared
at the Capitol he could barely drag himself
along the corridor from the consultation
room to the robing room. In this latter
place he had to be assisted to put on bis
sable gown, and then he dragged himself
wearily in the wake of the other justices to
take his seat on the bench. He mar never
be seen there again. His malady is similar
to that which is sapping the life cf ex-Secretary
Blaine. How slowly, but how
surely, kidney disease does its work is well
illustrated bvhe life of Justice Lamar. It
is fifteen yeans since he began to show
plainly the symptoms of wasting flesh and
enfeebled strength. Ten years ago he was
scarcely able to encage in any laborious
work. Something less than eight
years ago when he was appointed
Secretary of the Interior by President
Cleveland he was a physical wreck.
Persons who called on him "at his office
often found him in a state of stnpor
from which it was difficult to arouse him.
It was this which gave rise to the report
that he was a consumer ot opium, but that
he really used the drue has neverbeen fully
established. On the bench he slept most
ot the time, and has in the five years of his
incumbencr handed down verv few opin
ions. If he should pass away before March
4, and if President Harrison "should appoitft
his successor, the deleated President will
at least leel the .satisfaction of having
broken the record in the appointment of
Supreme Court justices, as that would be
his fourth appointment during four years.
Politically, the court would be Republican
for many years to come, in the natural
course of events, as the Republicans on the
bench are the younger and more robust
members of the court. Justice Lamar is 63.
The Capitol Utterly Deserted.
It is not often the Capitol is so thorough
ly deserted in the holiday time as it was to
day. Usually but few ot the members go
home for the recess, especially during the
short session, but the impression that an
extra session may possibly convene im
mediately after the close ot this Congress
has led to an exodus, which leaveB a farless
number in the city than usual. Not more
than three or four members of tbe House or
Senate were visible at any one time to-day,
and these strolled in, looked at their mail,
and strolled out again. The halls will be
dreary until Wednesday, January 4.
He Turned a Pretty Penny by Pocketing
Interest From City Money.
Cleveland, Dec 2& The taking of
the deposition of C H. Watkins, first dep
uty for one term of Thomas Axworthy, the
defaulting ex-City Treasurer, was resumed
in this city to-day, having been commenced
in Boston last week. Mr. Watkins, from
the city records before him, went into the
financial transactions of Axworthy's first
term in detail, showing that at the end ot
it he owed the city 5137,000.
C H. Bulkely then appeared and called
two of the attorneys of tbe first term bonds
men to a side room, where they held a
secret conference lasting two hours, during
which time the examination was suspended.
and after which i. was postponed until to
day. During Axworthy's administration
there was an old law "directing that the
Treasurer must keep all the funds in his
personal custody, presumably in his office
vault. For years this bad been impractica
ble, and by tacit general consent the City
Treasurer had deposited the municipal
funds in hanks, drawing the interest him
self, thereby making a very pretty penny.
AHHEIED TO THE LAKE SHORE.
A. New Castle and fibenaogo Humor That
Is Neither Denied Nor Affirmed.
Newcastle, Dec. 2a Special. For
a week or more it has been rumored among
the employes of the New Castle and She
nango Valley Raiiroad that the line is
about to change hands and become a part of
the Vanderbilt Lake Shore system. The
road which now runs from a junction on
the Pennsylvania and Lake Erie Railroad
a mile south of here to West Middlesex, is
now under lease to the Nypano, This is
the road which was first known as the New
Castle Northern, which has occupied the
attention of the Lawrence County courts
more than any other corporation within its
It was built more than ten rears ago by
New Castle capitalists, and when the grad
ing was partly done the litigation began.
Owners of the line here refuse to either
deny or affirm the reports.
A PATAL RIOT AT ALT005A.
One Man Mortally Wounded and a Promi
nent Merchant Ilort.
Altoona, Dec 23. A riot occurred here
this afternoon at 4 o'clock, in which one
man was fatally wounded and a prominent
coal dealer was seriously injured. A num
ber of bricklayers were off duty to-day and
occupied the time by drinking beer. Three
colored men came 'in, and after they had
drunk considerably the bricklayers de
manded them to help pay for the beer.
When they refused a free fight began.
The negroes wero getting badly used np,
when one of them. George 'Wortham, shot
John O'Hara, inflicting a mortal wound.
Milton Hughes, a prominent coal dealer,
who was looking on, was also shot by
Wortham on the left hip, but will recover.
The whole crowd is under arrest
BETWEEN WOMEN AND GABBLING
. Denver Capitalist's Son Drops 84,500 of
kan Oil Company's Funds.
Trinidad. Col., Dec 23. A warrant
was issued yesterday for the arrest of C. H.
Blake, now at Greeley. Blake is charged
with embezzlement of $4,600 from the Con
tinental Oil Company at this place, where
he was acting as agent. He is the son of I.
E. Blake, a heavy capitalist of Denver, and
President of tbe Western division ot the
A woman named Flossie, now at Lead
'ville, got most of the money, and he
gambled the balance. An officer has gone
to Greeley for the embezzler.
FOUR VIOLENT DEATHS IN A FAMILY.
The Latest Is the Murder of a West Virginia
Man in a Saloon Bow.
Chableston. W. Va.. Dec 23. Frank
Hopkins killed James Moles in a barroom
row in Elk City this afternoon. Hopkins
stabbed Moles several times with a pocket
knife, one wound penetrating the heart.
Hopkins was arrested.
Out of six brothers of the Moles family,
this makes the fouath who has met death
violently. One other was murdered, one
drowned! and one killed by the cars.
Enclish Glass Workers' Wages Cat.
Londox, Dec 23.- Tne employes of all
the glass works in Leeds have received
notice of a reduction in wages of 3 shillings
a week. The Cause of the reduction is dull
ness in trade. Tbe men intend to resist.
A New Iron Workers' Union.
Youngstown, Dec 23. Spuria!. Wel
come Lodge, of the National Union of Iron
and Steel Workers, was instituted at Hub
bard last night by P. J. Mundic, national
AM4ZONIA SLAVERY as Major Kerbey
found it in THE DIbPATCU to-inogroW,
How New York Democrats Regard
rheir Chairman, Who Is
Cleveland's Opposition Gives the Con
test al ide Interest
NEW FEATURE OP AMERICAN POLITICS
trilOM A STArr'cOBBBSrOITDIHT.l
New Yoke, Dec 23. It is very evident
from the tone Qf the Cleveland press and the
no less positive utterances of the .Demo
cratic leaders in this State that the meeting
of the Legislature will also be the opening
of a partisan fight that will extend to
Washington City, and will have no parallel
in intensity this side cf" the historical "Gar-field-Conkling
imbroglio that led to the res
ignation of both New Tort Senators.
In tbe Garfield-Conkhng-Robertson row
the issue was merely one of spoils. Behind
the question of spoils was scarcely visible
the shadow of official prerogative. The
President claimed the right to make a cer
tain appointment, that of Collector of the
Port of New York, without dictation from
the Senators of this State and regardless of
their feelings in the matter. The latter de
nied this right, and coupled their denial
with active opposition in the Senate
chamber. They exercised all their influence
among their colleagues to prevent the con
firmation of the objectionable appointee.
The result of that remarkable controversy
is familiar history. The President tri-'
umphed, the New York Senators resigned
and the whole country was stirred to its
political foundations. "And,1 looking back
calmly to that exciting period, it now seems
the height ot political impudence on the
part of two members of the Upper House of
a co-ordinate branch of the General Govern
ment to attempt to exercise powers express
ly conferred upon the Chief Executive
Admitted to Bo an Act of Folly.
That is was an act of folly would now be
admitted by the participator yet alive. As
for the President, the whole country
quickly responded in sympathy with his
position: and it has had no occasion to
change its opinion.
While tbe impending difficulty between
the President of the United States and the
Senators from New York has been alluded
to as similar to that which prompted New
York to retire from the Senate, it is only
so in that it involves a serious controversy
between the President and the New York
Senators in which the entire country will
he interested. The relations of the parties
to the controversy are quite different. In
stead of a couple of Senators attempting to
dictate tbe policy of the President in the
exercise of the appointing power, we have
a President-elect attempting to dictate to
a great State what manner ot man it shall
and shall not send to the Senate ot tbe
United States. I presume no man will dis
pute the statement that Mr. Cleveland is at
the present moment actively engaged in the
systematic war upon the evident choice of
the Democratic party in this State for
United States Senator.
Not only has Mr. Cleveland publicly ex
pressed himself oj this point, but he and
his personal following have set to work all
the influences ot modern partisan machinery
to accomplish their purpose. The power,
none the less great because intangible, of
four years of yet unbestowed federal offices
is behind these efforts. It may be fairly
assunied that in a fight like this no vantage
of position will be left unused. The result,
problematical, will be ot intense interest to
the rest of the country while it will tnrn
things political here upside down.
An Analysis of the Situation.
Without going into the merits of the can
didate for United States Senator from this
State against whom all this influence is di
rected, let us coldly analyze the situation
which tnakei.Buch ft struggle possible,, for
it is one which concerns the whole
In the first place, it is now generally con
ceded that the political complexion of the
United States Senate will be of such a char
acter that a Senator more or less one way
or another will be of the utmost import
ance. It is not only possible, but probable,
that a single Senator may be necessary to
the President in order to assure him the
support ot the Senate. But if the Senator
thns required should happen to be a man
whose whole record is one of personal hos
tility to the President, the situation would
be decidedly anomalous. That is just ex
actly what may be the case should the New
York Legislature send Mr. .Edward Mur
phy, Jr., to the Senate.
Such a situation would be very distasteful
to any man; to a man constituted as is Mr.
Grover Cleveland it would be gall and
wormwood. With both Hill and Murphy
in the Senate, practically clothed with ab
solute power so far as party questions are
concerned, Mr. Cleveland must make his
peace with the New York Democracy or be
come at once involved in a auarrel with the
Senate from which the most stout-hearted I
that peace the President must abandon the
New York Mugwumps. He must confine
the distribution of patronage to friends of
the regnlar party organization. That or
ganization is represented in the person of
Mr. Edward Murphy, Jr. It is a singular
combination of circumstances, but it is a
combination Mr. Cleveland must face if Mr.
Murphy is sent to the Senate.
The Force of Circumstances.
Mr. Cleveland was accepted as the favorite
of the country at large, and as such was
supported loyally by all shades of the
State Democracy. The end having been
accomplished, Mr. Cleveland is the first
man to return to the ante-election situation.
It must be said, in justice to him, that he
was compelled to do so by the wing of the
party he more accurately represents. They
are a clamorous crew and with the happy
political faculty of making more noise in
proportion to their nnmbers than the party
in actual control.
But fhey are Mr. Cleveland's tried
personal and political friends and no man
can deliberately throw his best friends over
board and as deliberately do the behest of
his former enemies without forfeiting the
respect of all parties. Nor is Mr. Cleve
land the man to try it. To avoid the latter
issue, therefore, he is seeking to defeat the
objectionable candidate In doing so it is
not claimed that Mr. Murphy does not
represent the Democracy of New York.
The plea is that he does not represent Mr.
And then the "machine" which means
the regnlar and only Democratic party in
New York is threatened with all sorts of
punishment if the thing isn't rnn to suit
Mr. Cleveland. It shall have no patronage.
It shall be fought in every election precinct
in the-Statc War it shall be war to the
A New Feature of American Politics.
This is an entirely new and therefore
interesting feature of American politics.
And what do you suppose the Democratic
Legislature will do about it? Will it send
on a committee to Mr. Cleveland and ask
himjustwhohe wants for Senator? Not
much. It is more likely to go into imme
diate caucus and nominate Mr. Murphy for
United States Senator. It is a Legislature
that represents 'the people of New York
State if ever a New York Legislature did
represent them. It does not owe its exist
ence to Mr. Cleveland or to the people near
and dear to him. It probably owes more
to Mr. Murphy than to any one man.
Now who is Mr. Edward Murphy, Jr.,
this man whom tbe President-elect consid
ers so personally obnoxious to himself that
he is willing to go outside of all political
precedent to prevent the New York Legis
lature from sending to the United States
"Senate? What has he done that is so per
sonally offensive to the President to be? If
this thing of administering the Government
is a purely personal matter, as would seem
to be the case, why not file bill of particu
lars? If it u improper to send a man -to
the United States Senate who is 'personally
distasteful to the President-Is it not also a
breach of propriety for the people to elect
men to the House of Representatives who
are not in personal accord with the Chief
Exeoutive? In short, how far does thii
personal proprietorship extend? ,
These be interesting questions. I would
that some ethical sharp might answer them
Not a Very Dreadful Individual.
Aside fiom Mr. Cleveland's personal con
venience, or inconvenience, Mr. f Ed ward
Mnrphv doesn't appear to be such'a dread
ful individual, He is a politician a suc
cessful and popular politician and that is
the worst. Be is a snccessfnl business man.
He is a man of liberal ideas. The best evi
dence of his charaoter is found in the fact
that he was Mayor of the town in which he
was born for five consecutive terms. He
grew np there and from the time he left
college to the' present day he has been
closely and publicly identified with the in
terests of his native place In all of the
many enterprises that make a city great
Mr. Murphy has taken a leading hand. He
is now Vice President of the principal bank
of Troy and is largely Interested in the con
solidated street railway system of that town.
Mr. Murphy became early interested in
politics. He came into particular prom
inence, however, in the Tilden campaign in
1674. He succeeded in defeating the anti
Tilden faction and sending a solid delega
tion to the' State convention. From that
time forward he was considered one of Til
den's right hand men in State political
affairs. His subsequent incumbency of the
Mayoralty chair was marked by a degree
of popularity that waits only on a wise ad
ministration of public affairs. During
that incumbency the system of sewerage
and of paving were entirely reorganized, a
new City Hall was built," and the school
system placed upon a higher plane than
ever before. As Mayor of Trov Mr. Mur
phy was the first official of the State to call
attention to tbe evils of contract labor in
the prisons. The city of Troy was the first
to suffer from the pernicious system and
was first to enter its protest to ttie Legisla
ture. A Most Snccessfnl Manager.
But it is as Chairman of the Democratic
State Committee that Mr. Murphy's friends
claim the laurels of tho Senatorship. And
it is undoubtedly trne that he deserves
much credit for the superb leadership
which characterized the manasement of the
recent campaign. Mr. Murphy took the
State Committee in 1877, and to him the
Democraoy of the State owes the splendid
organization it has to-day. He had profited
bv the lessons of his great mastlr.Samuel J.
Tilden, and had improved upon them. This
organization that grew up under the hand
of the pupil became the most perfect polit
ical organization that was ever known.
This organization is what is opprobriously
termed "The Machine." The Tilden plan
was enlarged upon until it became possible
for the State Committee to reach
hamlet in the State within 24 hours.
For this Mr. Murphy is called a wire
puller. Under his management tbe State
has been carried every year for the Dem
ocracy. This makes Mr. Murphy a mere
politician. The great political secret of his
successful management is in his quick and
certain recognition of local work. No
man need ever seek office through Murphy
unless the applicant first secured the un
qualified indorsement of his local organiza
tion. By this system he hat furrounded
himself and his "committee with the young,
active, ambitious, intelligent men, having
the confidence of their local constituents
and wielding a personal .influence among
their fellow citizens.
Mr. Murphy commonlr called "Ed"
has also a strong personality. He makes
friends easily and retains them tenaciously.
He is a wealthy man and a liberal liver.
He is married and has eight children living
five boys and three girls. He is looked
upon as a model husband and father.
Illustrative of the breadth of charao er of
the man, when he wa-t Mavor hedistnbuted
his entire salary among the charitable in
stitutions of tbe city, one-half going to the
Catholic and the other to the Protestant
Public office has many times sought Mr.
Murphy, but save tbe position of Mayor,
which, as is seen, was a labor of love, he has
stesdtastly refused to be seduced from the
walks of a dignified private life.
Chables T. Muerav.
POLICY PLAYERS BEATEN.
The Writers Save 830,000 at the Expense
of Business for Awhile.
Balttmobf, Dec 2a .SpwfaZ. Back
ers of policy hero perpetrated a swindle on
the players this week, by which Ihey saved
530,000, but broke up the game for the time
being. They struck what is known as "the
monthly row," 14,22,53, and as it was gen
erally played the game stood to lose heav
ily. When the drawings were distributed
the players found they bad just missed it,
15,22,53 being the winning combination.
It so happened, however, that a number re
ceived the drawings from Norfolk on the
day following, and found they had really
won, but that the 14 had been changed here
The backers were openly charged with
the swindle, nor did they deny it. Of
course, the victims had no redress! but they
are getting even by fiehtine shv of the
CELIA BOYD H5LD FOB .BAIL.
A Kittannlng Girl Who Accidentally or
Purposely Shot Her Aunt.
KlTTANJrrNO, Dec, 2a Special At 1
o'clock this afternoon the application for
the release of Cella Boyd, who shot her
aunt, Mrs, Philip Boyd, last Sunday, was
heard. The testimony calculated to sus
tain the theory -of criminal Intent, based on
alleged ill-feeling between the girl and the
victim of her carelessness, was very weak.
Judge Bayburn's order was that the girl
be released on bail in the sum of ?6,000.
This order virtually amounted to imprison
ment until the March term of Criminal
Court, as her people are poor.
THE W0BK FOB EVICTED TEKAHTS
Closed by the Commission, and Even lib
erals Say It Amounts to Elttle.
Dublin, Dec. 23. The Evicted Tenants'
Commission closed its sessions to-day. Jus
tice Mathew, President of the Commission,
announced that he was willing to receive
further statements from landlords and
others, provided that notice of such state
ments was given before December 31. -
It is the general opinion, even among
Liberals, that the labors of the commission
will result in little, if any, benefit to the
evicted tenants. Its report will be a mere
B03ATED Iff BED-HOT CIHDEE8,
The Terrible Fate of a Boy Who Backed
His Cart Into tho Dump,
Younqstown, Dec, 21 Dennis Dillon,
12 years old, while driving a cart dumping
red-hot cinders into a car, backed the cart
too far, and the horse, cart and boy were
thrown into the car.
The lad was frightfully bnrned, had both
legs broken and will die. The horse was
roasted to death before the eyes ot a crowd,
it being impossible to remove the animal.
NOT STANLEY'S DISCOVERY.
An Unbiased Opinion.
Nothing in the way of discovery equals
Dr. Miles' Bestorative Nervine. It cures
neuiaigla, sleeplessness, blues, hysteria,
headache, nervous prostration, etc. Louis
D. Vandervere. with Bradstreet A Co., Chi
cago, writesr "Was subject to a distressing
pain at base of brain and Upper portion of
spinal cord. Lost flesh. Greatly troubled
with eleenlessness. Took Nervine. Health
creatly improved. Gained 20 pounds In flesh."
A year ago I was taken with dizziness;
became so weak I could not work. Easily
exhausted, would tremble like a leat, had
nervous chills, queer feeling In legs, pain In
back and top of head; tooK Nervine, tonlo
and pills, and am now 10 per cent better
than I was." Geo. W. Ervin, Mt. Carroll, 111.
Sold on positive guarantee. Book free at
drugeists- Or DS, MILES' MEDICAL CO
Elkhart, lad. ', . - -
CHOLERA FROM CUBA. two hotei burned.
" The -Worst lire Which Ever Visited the ' I "" . CT
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Threaten Usflext summer. displace was visited twsvternoon by the I ! ' lllll III I 1 1 1 1 9 s
1 most destructive fire in its history. At 1:20 1 I I HI I I I II L III IIIIH I I
n,m, ,mn,r,rn,,lnrnn a blaze was discovered in the rear of the I III II "C H I J
RUSSIA ALSO TO BB GRBATLI FEARED
Washington, Dec 23. The Secretary
of State received a cable message this morn
ing from Mr. Estes, our new Consul at
Hamburg, saying: "Bills of health have
not been clean. Two cases to-day." The
first paragraph of this message is in re
sponse to an inquiry as to the truth of a re
port that the Consul had decided to issue
clean bills of health to vessels sailing for
United States ports from Hamburg, not
withstanding the continued existence of
cholera in that city. The authorities at
Washington doubted the report from the
first and are now convinced of its falsity.
Surgeon General Wyman, of the Marine
Hospital service to-day in answer to ques
tions as to the danger of a reappearance of
the cholera in the coming spring and sum
mer, said: "There are at the present time
two factors which render the situation with
regard to choleia serious. One is the ap
pearance of fresh cases ot that disease in
Hamburg, and the other is the continued
prevalence of the disease in Russia, The
cholera is by no means wiped out, and the
greatest care will have to be exercised to
prevent its gaining a foothold on this side
of the Atlantic The speedy passage of a
bill which shall give clearly-defined powers
to make precautionary regulations with
sufficient appropriations to make them
effective is extremely desirable.
Immigrants Bonnd to Come Over.
"Information has been received that in
spite ot all that has been done to discour
age immigration from infected countries,
particularly Russia, there are large num
bers of immigrants from that country who
are persistent in their eflorts to reach the
Uuited States. The order for the expul
sion of Hebrews from Russia heretofore en
forced in certain limited districts is now be
ing enforced all overs the Empire. , This
means that a large number of immi
grants from badlv infected districts will
try to reach the United States, and no one
can view these matters without serious
concern. It is inadvisable to create any
unnecessary alarm in regard to the danger
from cholera. I have great faith in, the
sanitary intelligence and ability to meet
emergencies possessed by the people of the
United States, but the facts have simply
got to be faced, and it is the part only of
-ordinary wisdom to take precautions.
Danger of Cholera From Cnba.
"There is danger," Dr. Wyman contin
ued, in response to further questions, "of
cholera reRehinc the United RtAtea Irom thn
Island of Cuba because bf the close com-
' mavAial 1 ntarMAiiraa hatirAn r"nrto artr3
Spain and other European porta"
There have been sundry intimations from
time to time that it was the purpose of the
Treasury Department to modify tbe string
ent provisions of the circular of August 19
rezarding the importation of rags. By the
terms of this circular, consular certificates
of disinfection are required with all impor
tations of rags from foreign ports, and an
absolute prohibition of the importation of
rags from districts known to be infected
with cholera is enjoined. Dr. Wyman
''There has been no intention at any time
of modifying this circular. A number of
paper manufacturers who were here tbe
other day for this purpose had tbe position
of the Government in the matter made plain
to them, and Ihey went away apparently
satisfied that the regulations which had
been made were necessary for the protec
tion of the public health, "and being Amer
ican citizens themselves, they seemed to
acquiesce jn the views of the department."
The Plagne Increasing In Eossla-Poland.
Cable advices states that the cholera is in
creasing in the Province of Lublin, in Rus
sian Poland, and adjoining the Austrian
border. Tbe consternation caused bv the
ravages ot the cholera last summer in that
region has become allayed, but is again be
ing aroused and many of the people are flee
ing from the cholera-stricken districts. The
fugitives are stopped at the Austrian fron
tier, if seen by the sentinels, but there is no
doubt that mnny of them escape into Galicia
and Austria proper.
The authorities on both sides are doing
all they can to prevent a panlo and the in
humanity which accompanied the panic in
the summer. The report that emmigration
to America is virtually stopped has caused
much disappointment, as, owing to the
dread of cholera and for other reasons, mul
titudes were preparing to emigrate during
the coming spring.
WHY BEAVEB WATEB IS BAD.
Fifty Abandoned Oil Wells Sending; Salt
Into the Polluted Stream.
Beaver Palis, Dec 23. SptctdL An
investigation of the sources of contamina
tion of the water of the Beaver river, with
special reference to the heavy infusion of
salt, has been made recently, and the re
sults are stated by John Mouatt. There
are in Butler county SO abandoned oil wells
flowing salt water, all of which eventually
find its way into the Beaver by way of the
Some time ago Mr. Mouatt proposed to
the Union Water Company, of this place,
which supplies also Beaver and Neir
Brighton, to cat off this discharge of salt
water by plugging these flowing wells, but
his offer was not acted upon.
THE KAISER'S Christmas
described by Henry W. Flschi
t In THE
(10) TEN-DAY SALE OF
MARKED DOWN TO TWO-THIRDS VALUE.
LADIES' REEFERS '.$4.00
FUR-TRIMMED JACKETS $8.50
ALL SIZES, MARKED FROM $12.50.
GREAT FUR SALE.
1,000 MUFFS 25c, From 50c
MARKED DOWN is no word for our prices on Furs.
T. M. LATIMER,
Worst Fire Which Ever Visited the
Town of Indiana, Pa.
Indiana, Pa., Dec 2a SpcciaL
This place was visited thisfternoon by the
most destructive fire in its history. At 1:20
a blaze was discovered in the rear ot the
American Hotel. The flames, fanned by a
strong wind, spread to the Thomas Hotel,
adjoining. Both are three-story bnildings,
the first of brick and the latter a frame.
The fire had got a strong start, and at 3
o'clock it was feared tbe whole block run
ning from Railroad avenue to Seventh
street would be burned.
Blalrsville was telegraphed for assistarce,
and tbe response was so prompt that SO
minutes later the firemen arrived from that
place with two hose outfits, having made
the 16-mile run in 20 minutes. By the
combined efforts of the two departments the
fire was kept from spreiding. Both hotels
were destroyed. Tbe insurance on the
American is heavy, aud will cover the loss;
but the owners of" the Thomas Hotel are
heavy losers. The stocks of goods in the
stores of Alexander St. Clair and Fleming i
& Thomas were practically destroyed. Both !
firms lose heavily over insurance. John (
Thomas, the owner of the hotel, was res
cued from one ot the upper rooms in an un
conscious condition, where he had been
overcome by fire and smoke. A defective
flue caused the fire.
BANKER HOHTER FREE AGAIN
The FhcBnixville Financier So Consumptive
He Won't Enjoy Liberty Long.
Philadelphia, Dec 23. Theodore F.
Hunter, tbe Phoenixville Bank president,
who was recently convicted of making false
reports to tbe Comptroller of the Currency,
was this morning released from the county
Judge Butler heard an appeal for an ar
rest ot judgment, and decided that the Gov
ernment had not made out a case against
him. Hunter's friends say he is so far gone
in consumption that he cannot long enjoy
SCROFULA 12 YEARS
Always Sore, Burned Like Fire Ashamed
"to Be Been Got Worse Under Four
Doctors Cured hy Cntlcnra.
Tor about ten or twelve years 1 have been
troubleu with scrofula. My head was always sore,
my face was dry and scaly, and burned like Are
most of the time. My body bad birred unota on it
anai-aid not know what to
do. 1 went to Tour different
doctors and they helped me
at first. In the Tall I cot
worse aram: then I trie
other remedies, bat tbey did I
luenuEooa. 1 was asnamea
toco Into public,
signi co look at.
would say: "What is the
matter, why don't you take
omethlnx?" Even at my
daily tabor I had to weam
sort of can to keep the dirt
Irom eettlnar into the snrc
Alter I would waih. I would
be covered with big- red
nlmnles all orer mv nprk mnri
face. Some two or three people advtsea me to try
the CUTICURA. ItZMEDIi S. 1 did try tbera. and aiu
a-lad I bare done to. Glad to say I am a well man.
and lb the best of health since. I cannot praise the
CUTICURA. IIIMEDIES too highly. I enclose my
LEWIS TV. KATON. LarksvIUe, Pa.
CBTICtmi 11iolvsnt. the new Blood and Skin
PurlOer Internally (to cleanse the blood or all Im
purities and poisonous elements), and Cuticuha.
the great Skin Cnr and Cdticuka Soap, an ex
quisite bkln Partner a id BeauiISer, externally (to
clear the skin and scalp and restore the hair), cure
every disease and bumor of the skin, scalp, and
blood, with lorsofhalr. from lnfancr to arp. from
Dimples to scrofula, when the best phytic ans, hos
pitals, and all other remedies fall.
cold everywhere. Price. CtmctrnA. 50e: Soap
25e: KssoLVXirr, SI. Prenxred bv the Pottks
Deco amd Chemical corporation; Boston.
.W'How to Cure ikln Ulseasei i pares
SO Illustrations, and testimonials, mailed free.
nillPLEg, black-head, red. rough, chapped and
r I VI oily skin cured by Cuticdea Soap.
Jn one minute the Catlcnra
.ntl.Paln Plaster rpllevpn pipn-
matlc. sciatic, hip, kidney, muscular '
instantaneous pala-kllliug strengthening plaster.
uu ciiKBb Duns. 'innrE ami nnir
for good sugar, coffee and flour.
He 's sure to be up-to-date to keep
fresh, pure goods, for he sells you
the sure test of every grocer's other
goods. 85 million. cakes made and
j sold last year. If 'a grocer trys to
1 sell you any "just-as-good" soaps
look out for his wooden nutmegs.
JAS. 8. KIRK & CO., - Chicago.
2& "3 flTti
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TIE IMPORTANT IMS j
CLOTHING DEPARTMENT TODAY.
We have created a veritable sensation with our eventful
$15 sale. Most anybody can and does advertise $15 Suits
and Overcoats. There was no new or striking feature in
that. But when purchasers saw real $22, $20 and $18
Suits and Overcoats marked $15, they came to the conclu
sion that our advertisements were backed up with actual
and stubborn facts. The effect was magical. It turned the
tide of trade completely in our direction. We have gained
thousands of patrons through our straight methods of doing
business, and we shall see to it that all these friends made
shall never have cause to discredit any of our announcements.
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OPEN THIS EVENING
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THIS INK IS MANUFACTURED
J. HARPER BONNELL CO.,
WE WANT YOU
To examine our coods suitable for holiday gifts and the prices on same.
l.EOO watcbes of all kinds from S3 80 to $95.
,000 gold rings ot every description from $1 up.
125 pair genuine diamond ear drops, fl M to $1,000.
160 cenuine diamond studs, $5jo $350 or solid cold spectacles at and the larzesS
stock of diamonds, watcbes. Jewelry, silverware and clocks at lowest prices In the two
932 and 934
-Open-very evening fenti! 10 o'clock. t
prevail in our
SUIT, OVERCOAT OH ULSTER,
T THIS PRICE,
Would prove a Useful and Sensible
The styles are double-breasted,
single-breasted and straight-cut
Sacks,one and three-button Cuta
ways, made of the finest Cassi
meres, Worsteds, Cheviots, Home
spuns, Clay Worsteds, etc., etc.,
beautifully lined with Serge Silks
and Italians to match material.
They are equal to those sold else
where for $22.
We ask you to take your un
rcsjAved pick to-day of these
and Ulsters (no matter whether
the prices were 18, S20, $22 or
$25) at the uniform price of $15.
We candidly say that the equal
of these garments made by a
high-toned merchant tailor would
cost anywhere from J2o to $35.
Long Coats (generously cut),
Box, Poole, Covert and Chester
field styles of fine Imported Ker
seys, Aleltons, Vicunas, Shetlands,
Chinchillas, etc., in all the newest
shades, Italian, Cassimere and Silk
lined. Perfect in fit. Ulsters in Shet
lands, Irish Friezes, etc, with warm
Your Last Chance for One of Those
Useful NCabinets. Only a Limited
With every purchase of a Suit or
Overcoat for $15 and up, we will
present a beautiful hardwood
As illustrated by the accompanying
cut. They come in. polished Oak,
Cherry and Walnut, are elegantly
finished, with bevel-edged mirror,
brass lock and key. This beautiful
Cabinet will be found not only
highly ornamental, but exceedingly
useful as well.
UNTIL II O'CLOCK.
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