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i Legal Investigation ot a New Political So
ciety That Bothers the Politicians.
THE AMERICAN PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.
It Hai a Strong Hold In Fiva Slatei Voting on
Amendmenti to the Repeal Bill in (lie
Sen at a Quito Lively.
WAPrtiNmoN, Oct. 30. If tho house
decides to-duy to adopt the resolution
otTcred I'riduy by Ml. Wcodoclc of
Michigan to chullongo tho title of
Representative Union of the eighth
Michigan district to his scat, a con
grcselouat investigation of tHo new
ioUt(cul society known as tho Ameri
can Protective association will ho tho
lesult. Tho American 1'roteeiUo as
sociation has figured in politics for
several years and especially In the
states of Ohio, Michigan, west
ern New York, Illinois nnd
Wisconsin. It Is a 6ccrot anti
political organization and has In De
troit and other cities completely upset
tho calculations of tho politicians.
Its j)owet' has been demonstrated on
more than ono occasion and it has bo
conio a night maro to politicians In
homo of tho statos mentioned. Mi.
Weadock decline? to mako tho memo
rial which contains tho charges
against the American Protective asso
ciation public until it has formally
been presented to tho house on Mon
day. Speaking of tho organization,
however, ho said that it had caused
tho political revolution in Detroit last
Washington', Oct. 27. Tho pro
gramme ol tho repeal faction in tho
fccnato is to get to voting f-omo tlmo to
day on tho amendments to tho bill,
finish the work on the amendments
to-morrow and vote upon tho bill
itself Monday. This schedule Is of
courso subject to change. When ar
ranged it was supposed that Senator
Stewart would have concluded his
speech last night. Thut ho did not
do, and if ho should wish to proceed
it is possible tlint It will become nec
essary 'to chaugo tho plans so as to
'ilefer a vote upon tho amendments
until to-morrow. Mr. Jones will ro
quiio only a short timo to conclude,
and Mr. Allen will not speak at great
length. Mr. Wolcott will mako a fif
teen mlnuto speech, and Mr. (Jorman
may also make a brief statement.
Thero may possibly be a few other
short speeches before tho close of tho
debate. Mr. Faulkner, after again
canvassing tho 6cnato yesterday eve
ning, thought it would bo possible, If
the speakers did not extend their re
murks for too groat a length of time,
to begin voting by 3 or 4 o'clock to
day. J.Uely Voting!
JYasihnocon', Oct. .10 Saturday
.young 6i Rmciiflineuta to tiiQ Voor
hees bill rn-t lively. Mr. Voorhees
eald ho hoped to have a Vote at 2
o'clock to-day and certainly not later
tiian 4 on tho bill. It Is tho Intention
to hold a continuous session to-day
'until a vote Is had. Mr. Kerry's
amendments was rejected by a voto
of 33 yeas to 37 nays. Mr. Allen's
amendmont for tho frco coinage of sil
ver at a ratio of to to 1 was rejected,
31 to 41. Mr. Hlackburn's amend
ment was rejected, 28 to 42. Mr.
Stowar't amendment inviting tho re
publics of Central and South America
to join tho United States In conven
tion was rejected, 32 to 42. Tho first
section ot Mr. Squire's amendment
wis rejected, 20 to 12, Tho second
Miction was withdrawn. Mr. Itutlcr
did not offer, as proposed, his amend
ment for tho repeal of tho state bank
tax. The amendment ottered by Mr.
PctTor waJ rejected, years 7, nays 58.
Mr. Allen's amendment was lost, 2S
Washington, Oct. 28 Mr. Wall
mil not Introduce his educational bid
but will give It all encouragement If
it U propo-ed. 'I cannot mako tho
light for the bill which I once made,"
he fcald. i am now .IS years old, too
old to enfet pearls before tho swine
any more. I have furnished Mr.
Mockdalo of Mississippi with some
-pecches and facts about tho measure'
and will assist any mombcr who de
sires it to take up tho bill and press
Iti n Mud Shape
Wamiimuon Oct. 2.S. Tho Tory
bunki opt bill is htill under discussion
in the house and tho general belief is
that it will be beaten. A's the discus
sum progresses tho opposition ho
mines very bitter and has proceeded
lo tho extent that it it called a black
mailing bill and ono that would tuln
every country merchant in the coun
try. Tho friends of tho mcasuro aro
Tiru Vote Tdtteu.
Washington, Oct. 28. In tho sen
ire yesterday, when ihe vot was
ailed on Mr i'dTer - amendment h
ail: "Mi. I'luMdem, wo have not
uiTcndercd. ..or do ve intend to.
W i dot." t nit -nd to into! j'Oic facetiOLc
opposition, but at every stago shall
interposo determined resistance and
determined opposition." Tho ques
tion was put on tho amendment and It
was rejected yeas 28, nays 39. Tho
amendment voted down revived, with
some slight exceptions, tho coinage
of 1837 and provided for the free coin
age of silver. Mr. Voorhees then
moved that tho substluto reported by
the flnanco committee for tho houst
bill bo adopted and asked unanimous
consent that after its adoption it
might bo treated as open to amend
ment as an original bill would be.
To tho latter request thero was no
objection. On his motion tho yeas
and nays wero taken, and by a voto
of yeas fiS, nays !, the substitute re
ported by tho flnanco committee was
agreed to. Those who voted against
tho substluto wero Allen, 1'ato, Call.
Coke, Irby, Kyle, 1'eller, Pouch and
Senator I'tieli -spoil k-.
Washington, Oct. 2(1. Yo&terday
in tho senato tho eonsldaratlon of the
bill to repeal tho purchasing clause of
tho Sherman act was taken up, and
Mr. htowart of Nevada, who wui en
titled to tho floor, yielded to Mr. Pugh
(Pomocrat) of Alabama, who proceed
ed to uddres tho senato against tho
bill, llefcnlng to tho recent com
promise, Mr. Pugh said tho Demo
cratic senator united In u spirit of
compromise and concession and
selected an oquul number of senators
fiom those ftiendly to unconditional
repeal und those opposed, and with
the full knowledge of Mr. Cleveland
and Mr. Carlisle that such an cftort
was being made to bring tho Demo
cratic senators together upon some
common ground that could bo enacted
into a law. They accomplished that
luudablo undertaking so far as toagiee
upon a compromise that secured the
signatures of every Democratic sen
ator but six. Tho fact was not con
sidered doubtful that forty-throo
Democratic senators would have sanc
tioned tho compromise had not the
president Interposed an objection and
demanded unconditional repeal at all
hazards. Mr. Pugh was now satls
lled that all efforts at compromise
failed solely on account of tho presi
dent and tho secretary of tho treas
ury. Ho was satlslted he could not
get asulllolent number of senators to
join him In his filibustering practices
and ho was forced to rocord his voto
against this diabolical measure and
appeal to the pcoplo to orgunlro or I
the ureal; battlo nf thn fntm-n MV '
Pugh said ho was willing, If he had
sutliclnt support, to use any
and all means to defeat the
bill. Ho was now to be
called a filibuster In defeating a con
spiracy equal in tho ruinous conse
quencaof its success to war, pestilence
and famine. Ho would rather be
called a filibuster by conspirators and
lickspittles of good things than a trai
tor or a faithless represcnsatlve by
tho stato and people who honored him
with their trust and confidence. As
for himself ho would do his duty, as
ffli" P.5 ho understood It, and leave tho
CoilSCiVuences to Goi aad his country.
Mr. Stowurt then resumed hisspoecn.
lie spoko of tho gold combination as
having agents in thocapitol to dictate
legislation and as having elected a
president determined to carry out
their policy. Tho president was now
In tho saddle and congress was help
less. Voting will begin to-morrow.
Tail uc MorttfiijrfH.
Washington, Oct. 27. Thero was
a llttlo flutter among members of tho
houso when tho report w as circulated
that In tho incoino tax schemo there
would bo Included a provision to tax
moitgagcs. Western men assert that
taxing mortgages would mean that
tho person borrowing money would be
obliged to pay an Increased amount ol
interest to meet the amount of the
lav, and the men lending tho money
would not be injured, Inquiry among
members of tho ways and means com
mltteo developed tho fact that; tho
Impression got aboard through the
hearing which was last week accorded
to Thomas O. Shearman of Now York,
who advocated a tax on invested
wealth, including bonds,, stocks, mor
gages and tents. It was apparent
that an income tax, if adopted, would
mean u graduated tax on all kinds ol
MAYOR HARRISON DEAD.
Shot Three Times al His Residence Dying In
side of Twenty Minutes.
EUGENE P. PRENDERGIUST HIS SLAYER.
Prenforflrut li Cniy-A Child Falls Into Cotton
Preia ind li Found Alumardi Cruified
to Death in Bala ot Cotton.
Chicago,' 111., Oct. 30. Just before
8 o'clock Saturday night Kugeno
Prendcrgrast called at tho residence
of Mayor C. II. Harrison of this city,
rang tho door bell, was admitted by a
servant, met Mr. Harrison in the hall
and shot him! three times, resulting
in tho mayor' death in 20 minutes.
'the assassin was arrested and con
fessed his guilt, assigning ns the
cause that Mr. Harrison had promised
to appoint him corporation counsel
and had failed to do so. Corporation
Counsel Kraus says that ho is acquaint
ed with tho man and knows him to bo
l)enuirs r Turin' l.flclHlutlnn.
. W.vni.voiON, Oct. 27. A-discour-aged
member of the ways and means
commlttco says ho fears thero will bo
no tat if! bill this congress. Tho dllU
cultlcs tho committee has encounter
ed mako It almost impossible to frame
a bill satisfactory to all B parties.
"Kvery person," ho said, "Inte'rested
In a district now protected wants to
continue to reecho protection." The
sumo member said the bad blood
shown in tho silver bill would have
a tondoncy to prevent u tariff bl)l go
I'JTJKBi'iiu, Pa., Oct. 24 Tho colli
sion between tho Columbian express
aud east-bound passenger train on the
lort Wayne aim JUonroovlllo, Jnd.,
curly hunduy morning was uttonded
with uorfeo results than was at first
reported. Instead of but six injured
there wero tweuty-threo hurt. Tboy
win au gei wen, tiiougii atmi ate
-U lous! injured.
Mall M earner Iost.
San Kuancisco, Cal., Oct. 27.
The Pacific mall company steamer
City of Now York went ashore yester
day evening in a fog and will proba
bly bo a total loss. Sho sailed for
China and Japan ut 3:30 p. m. and
went down the bay under a full head
of steam. Tho fog was very heavy,
About 4:30 p. m. tho big ocean
steamer was lost sight of and half an
hour later tho booming of cannon
could bo heard and signal lockets
could bo seen as they burst above
tho fog. Sho is hard and fast on tho
rock, having gono on them under a
full head of steam. Thero aro eight
feet of water In her hold and tho tugs
cannot move her. The loss will be
$300, 000; no insurance. The passen
gers wero all taken off.
Washington, Oct. 2-1. Tho senate
resumed its session at 10 o clock yes
terday morning, no adjournment hav
ing occurred since a week ago yester
day. Tho legislative day of Tuesday,
October 17, st'll continues. Mr.
Stewart of Nevada gave notice of an
amendment which he Intended to offer
to tho repeal bill, proposing that a
conference bo held at Washington
within nine months botweon delegates
of tho United States, Mexico. Central
and South America, Iluytl and San
Domingo for tho adoption of a com
mon silver coin to bo a legal tender
In all commercial transactions be
tween tho citizens of the countries
represented In tho conference.
Hamburg, Mich., Oct. 27 About
7 o'clock Wednesday night a Toledo,
Ann Harbor and North Michigan
north bound freight train with an
extra englno ran into a sinkhole about
three miles north of here. Tho en
gine left the track and Is on her side
in tho ditch, a total wreck. Uehind
the engine were tank oars of oil and
ini'co "cars of coal-'" which, were
wrecked and piled on the engine.
The oil and coal caught fire from the
engine, making a flro which could bo
seen for milos around. On tho en
gine woro Knglneer Hcaulicn, Fire
man Albers and Head Urakoman Mul
ligan, who wero burled in tho debris
nnd burned to a crisp.
Lout In I.i ike lZrl
Cu:vi:i.am, O., Oct. 21. A largo
vessel, evidently a steamer, has gone
to the bottom of Lake Kric, a few
miles from this port. Capt, Joseph
single of tho tug H. T. Hoy mado tho
discovery. J. M. Jones & Co. think
tho foundered boat is tho schooner
lUvcrside, missing since the 13th.
Tho lllversldo h commaded by Capt.
David (J. Tanington of Detroit, and
his wife was cook. Sho carried five
passengers, all of whom aro undoubt
edly lost Tho only names learned of
tho missing aro Joseph Hargraves,
mate; John Hargraves and John Page,
Six Men Humeri. ,
Amilam, Wis., Oct. 27. Six men
were horribly burned by acid and
steam at the Ashland sulphate fiber
company1' yesterday morning. Tho
injured men wero removing the cov
ering of tho. lower .part of digesters,
when tho whole substance' of. acid,
hteam and pulp camfe down on them.
It is claimed tho accident was tho re
sult oT curelessness in not removing
the upper cover first. Tho fatally in
jured are Jas, Heron, Chas, llurdlck,
T. Westind, James Hetsner, Stenz
Iierllck and George Constance.
In Ha In of Cut tun.
UriU'Homc.Ark., Oct 30. At Ada.
Ark., several days ago a child of J.
II. Harkey, who operates a cotton gin
at that place, mysteriously disap
peared. Aftejr a long search Harkey
remembered that Jhe last seen of tho
little fellow ho' was playing around tho
glnhouso. He began lipping the tUi
from tho bales of cotton and found his
child crushed to death In tho center
of a halo of cotton which had been
pressed a few day before.
Mnn-Yenr-OtiL liny Shut.
Macon, G,. Oct. 23. A spccUil
fioin ltarlovv, (ia., sa-,s: A bcriuus
shooting occurred a mile from here
Thursday about noon. Two llttlo
sons of Mr. S. Poll, aged 6 and 0, In
company with a negro boy aged 13,
went out with a gun. Tho nogro had
tho gun and seeing a blackbird ho left
tho two white boys standing in tho
lane while ho went, to shoot tho bird.
Failing to get a shot nt tho bird, tho
negro returned to whero tho white
boys word and remarked that ho be
lieved ho would shoot Dan, thoC-yoar-old.
Jim, tho fl-y car-old, told him
not to shoot Dan. Tho negro said,
'Then I will Bboot you." He rulscd
the gun and fired tho whole load Into
his side, shooting ono of his arms
nearly off. Tho nogro made his
escape boforo any ono could got to tho
place and as yet is ut liberty Jim
Isolation of Consumptive!.
Washington, Oct. 30. United
States Consul Courtney Mason at
Poochow, China, observing tho de
crease of consumption through tho
Amlek treatment, Is supplying tho
the American colony as well ns tho
Chinese with the free medicines ob
tained from the generous Cincinnati
discoverer. No governmental action
will bo taken towards Isolating Con
sumptives until tho regular session.
Chicago, Oct. 30. Tho sanitary
authorities, aroused by recent edito
rials on tho Amlck euro and tho in
fectiousness of the disease, are do
bating how best to Isolate Consump
tives. Tho Post says: "Consump
tion is placed by Michigan in tho
same category as small-pox and it
will bo similarly quarantined, l.ct
Illinois fall in lino at once."
Di:nvi:u, Oct. 30. Tho proposed
State Legislation isolating both resi
dent Consumptives and those coming
hero has led to tho incorporation of
Institutions for their care. Tho Den
ver Sanitarium Co. opened thelr's last
week to tho patients of all physicians
and combines isolation with tho
Amick treatment, which each Con
sumptive is given opportunity of test
ing, with medicines furnished these
physicians by tho Cincinnati doctor
without cost. Tho Poston Company
for tho colonization in Colorado of
isolated Consumptives has applied to
tho stnto land commissioner for two
sections of land which will ghe out of
Macon, Mo., Oct. 25. Judge I Mil
son ut Kirkvllle grantpd a temporary
injunction against some slxty-flvo per
sons, including tho striking miners
committee, leaders of tho striko, tho
city marshal of ltovlcr. President
Walters of tho mlners's union and
their agents and attorneys, restrain
ing them from entering upon tho
lands and property of tho Kansas and
Texas coal company at Bovicr and
Ardmoro. Tho Kansas and Texas
company has charged a conspiracy
to intimidate workmen and alleged
that Us, property is In danger from
tho strikers. Tho miners will fight
THE MIDDLE OF THE EARTH.
Mirny Places Content tho Honor .Their
CI a Inn.
For several centuries different
cities of tho Orient have contested
with each other for tho honor of be
ing rocognized as tho mid-spot of
our planet In 1888 h London geog
rapher issued an elaborate work, in
which ho trios to prove tho Ihitlsh
metropolis to bo tho contor of tho
landod surfaco of the globe. Jerusa
lem and Delphi, notwithstanding
that neither Is Bttuatcd on or very
noar tho equator, have for agos been
tho two main contestants In this
great central city controversy, pays
tho Philadelphia Pros?.
William Simpson of tho London
eocloty for tho exploration of Palo
tlnof tells us that Hcrr Schick has
sent homo drawings of tho spot in
Jerusalem which Is supposed by some
to bo tho exact center of our world.
This interesting placo is in tho
Greek church, nino feet to tho right
of tho reliquary containing what
purports to be the crown of thorns
worn by our Saviour, tho first nail
that was driven through His right
hand, and tho blood which Ho sheu
on that memorable occasion.
It is writton in tho Psalms: "(Jod.
Is my King of old, working salvation
in the midst ot tho earth."
This can only refer to the scenes
of tho Passion and of tho holy sepul
chre; tho midst or mid spot of the
earth must, therefore, bo sought in
that vicinity. Tho bollof thut tho
centor of tho earth Is at Jerusalem Is
very ancient, for It is alluded to by
Si. Kphrem in his reference to Noah's
prayer over the bones of Adam. St
Kphrem says: Md Noah
burled Adam's body In tho middle of
tho earth." A certain round stone,
in tho templo of Delphi Is also spoken
of by tho ancient writers or being;
tho navel or center of the earth."
Orastes takes refuge thero when
pursued by Kumenldos. Pindar also
makos mention of tho exact location
of tho center of tho world; and Pen
sanlus, like Herr Schick, also hail
tho pleasure of boholding tho only
genuine central hub of our planet.
He, however, locates it ,at Delphi,
I instead of at JeruMUom. "It is made,"
he says, "of white stono, smooth anil
polished, and is no doubt the middle
, point of all tho world."
I INDIANA'S THOUSAND LAKES.
CllAl(."TON-, S. C.Oct. 28. Thero
was an nucmjit to wretetK-a'fuit mall
train on tho Northeast rood at Sulom,
near Vlorenco, at -t o'clock yesterday
morning. Tho switch lock was broken
oil and tho switch was set for tho sldo
track, whither tho whole truln went.
Tho top o tho engine was stripped off
by lumber and tho coaches were seri
ously damaged. Knglneer Jennings
stuck to his post and was bruised
about tho head and legs. Tho i.egro
firemun was bruised about tho body.
A. (iarfunkol, a pusscngcr on tho
train, was bruised. Thero Is no clow
to the perpetrators.
Trnhi ICobbers Tried.
Voitr Smith, Ark., Oct 27, Henry
Stair, Kid Wilson and AU Chanoy, ,
under an Indictment lor tho Pryor i
creek train robbery wero found guilty i
of tho chargo in Judgo Parker's court
yesterday afternoon. Tho govern
ment asked for a verdict on six counts '
of tho Indictment, there being IKteenj
in all, und tho jury gavo all that was j
asked. Tho penalty Is llftoen years
for each count, so Judgo Parker may
send tho trio for nlnoty years. Wilson j
'stated on tho stand that ho was on-'
gaged in the hold-up and tho gang
secured only i?o0. ' '
Chicago, 111., Oct. 24. Andrew
Kimball, a real'estato dealer, diowncd
himself yesterday moinlng In Lake
Michigan at Ninety-eighth streot, tho
placo where his 18-year-old daughter
committed suicide Saturday In a
similar manner. Ills daughter was
despondent over her prolonged ill
ness. Tho father was overwhelmed
with grief over the loss of his daughter.
Mrs. Kimball Is prostrated as a result
of her double bereavement.
Singular (Iroup Hut Idltl Knou'4
i:ren In It. Own htnte.
A person might look on tho map
until ho was blind, says tho Now
York Sun, without discovering tho
curious fact, too Insignificant from
iv ge6graphlcal point of viow .tn bo
taken into account in tho collection,
of general geographical data, that,'
huddled together in tho northwest''
orn cornor of Indiana, aro moro than
1,000 natural lakes, ranging In size
from ten to 00 acres. Thoy are all
within tho boundaries of Steuben,
oo Knlb, Lagrange, N'oblo and Koscl
r.sko counties, 812 of them being In
Xohlo county alone. Such Is tho iso
lation of this extraordinary group of
lakos that tho average Indiana citi
zen, ou'tsido of tho small area Id
which tho system Is situated, is una
waro of Its existonco. It Is entirely
separate from tho river system ol
tho stato and corresponds in chai'&c.-,-tor
with that famous group of Jukofi
In Orango and Sullivan eountUw.Sew
York, and Wayne and Plko counties,
Pennsylvania literally great springe
of crystal water, with bottoms of tho
whitest sand. Tho wild charm of
tho mountain onvironmont that is the
characteristic ot their Kastoru coun
terparts Is lacking, howovor. In the
Inilluna lakos, altnough thoy occupy
tho highest situation In tho state.
i Nowhere elso In Indiana is I hero a
lake of any size whatever, Those
sheets of water aro the natural
homes of tho small-mouth black b.tBs,
and ox-l'ish Commissioner Dennis ol
that stato declares that tho small
mouth black bass thnt inhabit tho
wntors of every part of tho country
camo from thnt group of lakos. No
where else on tho continent have
theso fish been caught equal in slzo
to those taken from Indiana wutefs.
Tho largest small-mouth black buss
of which thero is any reroid was
caught last season In Sylvan lake, at
Homo Cltyv by Sydney K. Smith of
that place. It weighed nlno undone
half pounds.. , A.year.agu Dr. Moycr
of Kendallvllle, took one in tho saino
lako .hat weighed nlno pounds. Syl
van luke Is tho largest of tho Indiana
waters, its natural size having been
onlarged by draining to make It a
supply reservoir In tho days of canal
navigation. It Is flvo miles long
und a mile wide.
Mahisox, (la,, Oct. -28 Ikp Wil
liams, colored, paid tho penalty of
death on tho gutlows horo ycsteiday
for tho murJer ot Harris Williams,
also colored. Williams was calm to
the lust moment, and said he had his
passport to heaven. Tho bunging
occurred In the old ull upon the gal
lows upon which 'Al C. Morris was
'hanged two ears ago.
The Flr.t Printing 1'rt,..
Tho first printing press, with the.
utmost diligence, could bd mado to
print from twenty to thirty-five,
shoots an hour on ono sido only; ths
pointing prossos of to-day print from
M,000 to 80,000 In tho same tlmo on
HlBll llunnra for U'llll.iiu,
Crltlcus What do you think ol
Scrlptus, tho playwright Very
good. Wero ho living wo should
cortalnly admit him tn tho Associated.
Dramatists' club. Chicago liccoid.