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Clearly Shown in the Roumelian
Turkey Must Keep Her Claws off or There
Will be Trouble—Conditions on Which
Alex Will Resign.
r Sr. Petersburg, September 25. An in
tensely bitter feeling against Turkey aris
ing from her opposition to the Bulgarian
Eastern Roumelian union exists, and the
old war spirit which so characterized the
1 , people a. ine outDreax 01 nosiuiues oe-
i tween Russia and Turkey ' is again domi
nant. The Czar is said to be determined
. to uphold the union between Bulgaria and
Eastern Koumelia at all hazards. It is
aeml -officially stated that he has tele
. graphed urgent orders to the Minister of
War directing him to prepare at once plans
for a campaign and have everything in
readiness for any emergency that may
arise from the present imbroglio. - In an
- Interview with a correspondent to-day a
certain prominent Russian General assert
ed that there could not be the slightest
doubt as to the action Russia- would take
In case the Sultan's forces should attack
Bulgaria. "Such action," he said, "would
fce taken as a signal for a declaration of
war by Russia against Turkey. The Cur,"
he continued, "is emphatic in his resolve to
support Bulgaria." ,
. Priupopolis, September 25. It is
. stated that Prince Alexander has tele
graphed the Czar that he will abdicate in
favor of any successor the Czar may select
if he will allow the Russian officers to re-
- main in the Bulgarian army, and guaran
tee that Russia will preserve the unity of
Bulgaria and Roumelia. Prince Alexan
der has returned from an inspection of the
troops on the frontier. He was received
everywhere with enthusiasm. Numerous
hospitals and ambulances are being fitted
up voluntarily- at the public expense.
Petitions are being signed in all Che towns
asking the Czar's protection.
Fatal Dynamite Explosion.
I York, Pa., September 25. An accident
occurred at York Haven, about ten miles
from here, this afternoon, which resulted in
the death of one man and the serious in
jury of three others. A large paper mill is
being erected there, and workmen were
engaged in excavating rock in preparing
the foundation. A number of blasts had
been made, but one of them failed to ex
plode, and it was thought the workmen
bad neglected to charge it. John Mor
r Ussy, of Washington, D. C, began drill
ing out the hole, and. with his drill struck
the . dynamite with which it had been
', Charged, when a terrible explosion occur
red. Horrissey's right hip was crushed, and
the flesh was torn from his limbs. He died
this evening. Thomas O'Brien was cut
about the head, and was badly burned with
powder. Patrick Hagerty bad his left eye
blown out, and was also severely burned,
and John O'Connor was badly injured
about the body.
Finishing Touches to the Monument.
W ABHiKGTOif, ' September 25. The con
tractors for placing about fifty memorial
tablets- in their position in the interior
walls of the Washington Monument are
completing their work. The stones have
all been riveted into their places, and the
- work of surrounding them with cemet. etc..
Is being finished. The stones are all placed
in positions over . the alternate stair
way platforms above the one hun
dred feet level on the new -masonry. The
preparations for the work of placing addi-
' tional metalic tips in the top of the monu
ment to protect it from lightning are pro
gressing satisfactorily. The tips are being
elated with gold in Philadelphia, and will
e received in about two weeks and placed
. in position, when, it is claimed, it will be
almost impossible for the monument to be
' injured by lightning.
Attempted Murder of Wife and Daughter.
Champaign, III, September 25. J. C.
, Thompson, living at Sodorous, near here,
quarreled with his wife and daughter re
cently, and the two women left their home
and come to this place to live. Late this
afternoon Thompson appeared in the house
where they were residiue, and attacked
both with a huge knife, inflicting a terrible
and fatal wound in his wife's throat. While
making a desperate attempt to cut his
. daughter's "throat assistance came to her
rescue and Thompson fled. A thorough or
ganized party is now on his track. The
physicians say there is some hope of sav
ing the daughter's life.
A Bachelor Dead at 106.
PotGHKlEPSlE, N. Y., September 26.
Motet Marrenellah, a Christian Jew, 100
- years old, died to-day at the County Poor
house. He came to the United States from
Germany seventy years atro, having trav
eled all over the world. In 1849 he walked
to California, and worked in the gold
mines for several years, meeting with suc
cess. For many years be took a promi
nent part in camp-meetings and other re
liarious gatherings, and preached in Sun
day-schools or wherever he could secure
an audience, ite was never married.
Woman Disemboweled by a Bull.
' Stotjghtox.Mass., September 25. This
morning Mrs. Mark Lathrop was assisting
her husband in plowing. Two bulls, one of
which was somewhat vicious, were hitched
to her olow. - A neighbor. Mrs. McCourt.
came into the field, and one of the bulls
. butted at her. Mrs. Lathrop attempted to
ward off the blow, and received a savage
thrust in the bowels,- which completely
disemboweled her. There is slight hope of
Penitentiary Clerk Sentenced.
' Leavenworth, Kas., September 25.
Jag. C. Fusey, the defaulting chief clerk at
the Penitentiary, pleaded guilty to-dav and
.was' sentenced to eight years in the Peni
tentiary. ' In an interview he alleges that
ex -Governor Glick and the Warden, W. C.
Jones, were cognizant of the crooked work
being done at the State coal mine, and that
coal was furnished Olick and his son-in-
law, for which the State was never paid,
The matter has created much talk.
Hill and Flower.
September 25. The Demo
eratic Convention completed its labors to
day- and nominated the following ticket
Governor, Daniel B. Hill; Lieutenant Gov
ernor, Roswell P. Flower; Secretary of
, State. Frederick Cook; Comptroller, A. C.
Chapin ; Treasurer, 1. J. Fitzgerald; At
torney General, Dennis O'Brien; State En
gineer, Elnathan Sweet.
Illicit Still Captured.
' Somerset, Pa., September 25. Revenue
officers captured an illicit distillery in the
mountains this afternoon and destroyed
the apparatus and liquor. Jonathan Hoch-
letter ana others, operating the distillery
si:.mi, nan me omcers expecc to over-
tan tnem oeiore morning.
' NEW YORE, September 26. The business
failures occurring throughout the country
curing mo last seven days number 185, as
against 178 last week and 203 the week
New Exposition Buildings.
Pittsburgh, Fa., September 25. Ar
rangements have beek Completed for the
erection of a permanent Exposition build'
Ing in this city, on the site of the old Expo
aition building, which was destroyed by fire
three vears aero. The structure will hebnilt
entirely of iron and glass, and will cost
A Spectacle in the Heavens.
Bt. John's N. F., September 25. An un
usual portent appeared in the sky in the
northwest region last night. A huge red
meteoric body rose over Conception Bay,
nd within tevon minutes traversed an sr
H NIVHR airy as a lvrty tjrr4i
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EATON; OHIO, THURSDAY; OCTOBER 1, 1885.
WHOLE NUMBER 961.
Two SixteenYear-Old Boys Under Arrest,
Who Say That a Companion of
Same Age Shot the Girl.
Mansfield, O., September 24.--The an-
explained and brutal murder of Miss Clara
Huff, whose body was found yesterday
near here with a bullet wound in the head,
has created the utmost excitement, both
here and at Wooster, where she formerly
lived and where her parents still reside.
The County Commissioners have offered a
reward of $1,000 for the arrest and convic
tion of the murderer. The police have
been stimulated to the greatest activity.
They have now two men under arrest, with
whom they allow no communicatio n
to be held, though they claim the only
charge against them is drunkenness. ;They
nave round a on ot sooesiring ana a piece
of muslin near the scene of the struggle,
and on this slender foundation have
built a theory that the murder was
done by some acquaintance, who
killed the tr!r because she had successfully
resisted his assault and feared the dis
closure she might make. It is certain that
a fnarfnl arras-ele took olace. for the marks
of it are evident for forty yards from where
the body was found. Another tning mai
confirms this theory is that the girl had
not been outraged, nor bad robbery been
committed, as would have been the case
had tramps been the perpetrators. Miss
Huff was a very modest, as well as a very
handsome girl. She was universally re
spected and was regarded by the Dougals,
with whom she lived, more in the light of
one of the family than as a servant, though
paid regular wages. She was particularly
circumspect in ner oenavior, auu uw uv
company. The body was mis morn
ing taken to v ooscer, wuere nor
family resides, for burial. Later.
The mystery was put into a
fair wav of heme: cleared ud by the arrest
of two boys named James W inane and
John Cromer, neither of them over sixteen
years of age. A thorough investigation
was instituted to-day, and the suspicious
actions of the boys led to their arrest.
They vigorously protested their innocence,
but finally confessed that the murderer
was a companion of about the same age.
They stated that he made a criminal assault
on Miss Huff, but she resisted him so
strongly that he was compelled to shoot
her to get away. The boys say they were
luiiy nail a mue irom tue scene, out uearu
the pistol-shots and the girl's screams sev
eral times. The name of the young man is
withheld by the police, who have a number
of clues which will likely lead to his ar
rest. Ther excitement over the brutal mur
der has not yet subsided. -
Letters From a Corpse.
Washington, September 24. The Pen
sion Office records show a remarkable case
of life in death. In 1861 a Lieutenant from
an Ohio village was killed in one of the
battles in Virginia and his body was sent
home, burled and a handsome monument
erected over it. He left a widow. For
more than twenty years she has been try
ing to get a pension, but, although she
keeps fresh flowers upon her husband's
grave, she cannot Drove that he is dead.
The records in the Adjutant General's office
are period, ana amaavits can oe iurmsnea
from thousands of people who saw and
recognized his lifeless body, but every few
months she receives a letter from the
dead man, written in a hand as familiar as
her own. Two letters never came from
the same place. Now they are postmarked
in Colorado, then in Texas, then in New
York. Once she got a note from him at
Washinsrcon. He aDoeara to know what is
going on at home, and always alludes to
local occurrences with a familiarity that is
amazing. as sen as messengers to oia
friends and gives her advice about business
matters which it seems impossible for a
stranger to know. She can not answer,
because he never gives any cine to his
whereabouts, and no detective has
ever, been able to find him. Her
friends believe that the writer of the
letter is some crank or malicious oerson
who takes this way to annoy her. Several
times the writer has intimated that he
might soon pay her a visit, but the next
letter always contains an apology for not
having done so. The woman has suffered
agony of mind beyond description, and
her life has been ruined by this horrible
mystery, oat oe late sue nas oecome more
resign ea, ana wouia neitner do surprised
or disappointed if her husband should some
aay waig into ner nouse.
Phh.adei.phia, September 24. The Cen
tennial Temperance Conference re-assem
bled this morning in St. George's Hall.Miss
Francis E. Willard in the -chair. Several
short papers were read by delegates pres
ent. Remarks were made by J. N. Stearns,
Corresponding Secretary; Hon. S. D.
Hastings, of Wisconsin: Mrs. C. B. Buell.
Rev. R. Alden Temple. The report of the
order of Sons of Temperance showed that
2,2a0,000 persons had been initiated into
membership, and that the order had raised
$8,450,000 for temperance purposes. The
report of the Catholic Total Abstinence
Union being called for, in the absence of
Mr. John ii. uampDeil, f ather deary was
invited to address the conference. Mrs. J.
Ellen Foster, of Iowa, addressed the con
ference on the question of constitutional
prohibition. Kev. ur. Lowry, who repre
sented the Cincinnati Conference of the M.
E. Church, made a few remarks, and said
nis conterence was a temperance ana pro
Circus Tent Blown Down.
Mabtinsburg, W. Va., September 24.
During the evening exhibition of Robbins'
Circus here last night a heavy rain storm
came up, which soaked the circus tent. In
a short time the rain ceased, but a heavy
gale began to blow about 9 o'clock. A
strong gust snapped the ropes and center
pole, and the tent fell with a crash upon
the heads of the audience. A scene of the
wildest confusion followed. Lamps were
overthrown and extinguished. Two or three
thousand people and a number of animals
were beneath the canvas. The air was
filled with the trumpeting of the elephants.
the shrieks-of women and children and the
cries of men, and it was not until an hour
had passed that the panic ceased, and all
bad been rescued. About twenty-nve per
sons were wounded ,many of them seriously,
out no lives were lost.
Hartnet Must Hang.
Columbus, O., September 25. The Su
preme Court this morning refused to grant
the motion for leave to file a petition in
error in the case or ratricK Jiartnet, the
wife murderer, sentenced to hang in the
Unio Penitentiary nexc w eanesaay morn
ine-. The uovernor also reiusea to com
mute the sentence to imprisonment for
Murder and Suicide.
Hilltown, Pa., September 25."-Thomas
Thompson, residing in this place, was to
day murdered by his wife, who, after she
committed the act, cat her throat -with
razor, dying almost instantly. The couple
quarreled a few days ago. The woman
demanded that Thompson should turn his
aged parents into the street, this here
fused to do, and his wife threatened ven
What Nuns Unearthed in Montreal.
Montreal, September 25. Since Sat
urday nuns have discovered 110 families
with 241 cases of small-pox in them.
Freak of the Latest Crank.
Washington, September 24. The Presi
dent has been directed to resign on October
30 by Henry M. Kerp, President-elect, Phil.
M. D., Professor of Military and Civil
Jurisprudence, National Military Home,
Hampton, Vt. Mr. Kerp has also issued
general order to the"acting"Cabinet officers
requesting their resignations, and thanking
them for their services. Mr. Bayard
complimented by special notice for his di
plomatic abilities, and advised not to mind
the newspaper criticisms of hia past ac
tions. This crank, who is evidently an In
mat of the ttoldlara.' Home at Hampton,
will b hunted up and removtd to tits Ubv
rawtnt mims Aijrluoii
Crete Rises in Revolt, and Everywhere in
Turkish Provinces the Smoldering
Fires of Rebellion Bursts
Constantinople, September 23. Count
Nelidoff, the Russian Minister, has assured
his colleagues that Russia is innocent of
any participation in the Roumelian move
ment. The Turks, however, are convinced
that this is an answer to Sir 'Henry Drum
mond Wolff's missive, which Russia inter
prets as, the forerunner of an Anglo-Turkish
alliance. The excitement in Macedonia
is - increasing, and grave events are
feared. The Porte is embarrassed to
obtained funds for the transportation
of troops.. Turkish vessel have been
forbidden to enter the Gulf of Boorghas.
The Roumelians are tearing up the rail
ways on the frontier and fortifying the
roadways. They cut the telegraph lines
and endeavored to blow up a bridge over
the Martiza River, but were prevented by
the timely arrival of a body of Turkish
troops, with whom they had a slight Bkir-
mish. Turkish funds have fallen heavily
in Constantinople. - It is believed that
henceforth the Roumelian tribute will not
London. September 23. An uneasy feel
ing prevailed on the Paris Bourse to-day.
Rumors are current to the effect that se
rious disorders have occurred in Macedo
nia. The Russian newspapers consider
the situation in the Balkans as becoming
more critical every day, and they doubt
the possibility of restoring the statu quo.
Prince Alexander has issued a circular to
the Powers, in which he announces the
union of Eastern Roumeliaand Bulgaria. He
says he has accepted a popular election in
no hostile spirit to Turkey. He recognizes
the Sultan's suzrainty, and holds him-
seii responsible lor tne public security, no
asks the Powers to intervene in order that
the union may be recognized as an accom
plished fact; otherwise the people are re
solved to do everything that lies in their
power to nphold the union. Prince Alex
ander has also sent a respectful dispatch to
the Sultan of Turkey, asking him to recog
nize tne union, ac onsuinirinopie wiw o
great excitement over the situation. The
Sultan presided at the Council, which was
called on Sunday last, to settle the ques
tion of sending troops to Roumelia. Pend
ing a decision, several uanm
ions of troops have been or
dered to concentrate on the Rou-
meMah frontier. The Cabinet was divided
on the question of sending a force to Rou
melia, some of the Ministers were in favor
of dispatching iron-clads with troops to
Boorghas, a seaport town of Eastern Rou
melia, and of hurrying forward other di
visions by way of Adrianople and Mace
donia. Other members of the Cabinet
thought that the signers of the Berlin
treaty should be consulted oeiore any tie
cisive steps were taken. The Embassadors
of the treaty Powers at Constantinople
were consulted by the Sultan, but they had
received no orders from their Governments
as to what course they should pursue. In
accordance with the wishes of the Sultan,
they have asked for instructions and are
now awaiting replies.
Philippopolis, September 23. All the
Russian officers in the Bulgarian service
have resigned, and their places have been
filled by Bulgarians. The country is dis
appointed at the action of the Russians,
but the people are not discouraged. Two
fully-equipped battalions have crossed the
Balkans, and are proceeding to this town.
Prince Alexander, while inspecting a body
of reserves who were about to start for the
frontier, made a brief address to the
troops, concluding as follows: "My braves,
we nave no quarrel wren luo jl urns, uui u.
thev dispute our action we will fight them
to the death. And be assured I will al way s
be found in the thick of the battle." The
Prince's speech was received by the troops
witn tne greatest entnusiasm.
Grant's Parting Words.
Neoga, III., September 23. The reunion
of the veterans of General Grant's old regi
ment the Twenty-first Illinois Volunteers
began here last night with a primary
session, at which Colonel Fred Grant was
present, and was accorded a very hearty
reception. In response to requests for a
speech the Colonel said :
"I do not Intend to make you a speech, for
I have not been trained as a public talker. I
have here a document that I would like to
read you. It is the last line written by my
tattler upon matters .pertaining to tne war,
and has never before been made public. As
he entered into the war with you for his first
companions, and as he always spoke of your
regiment with affectionate interest, it is fit
ting that you should be the first to hear his
parting words, xnis is wnat ne wrote upon
theoaares I hold here: 'I feel that we are on
the eve of a new era, where there is to bo
great harmony between the Federals and
Confederates. I cannot stay to be a living
witness to the correctness of this prophecy.
but I feel it within me that it is to be so. The
universally kind feeling expressed for me at
a time wnen 11 was supposed tnat eacn aay
would Drove my last seems to me the begin
ning of the answers to "Let us have peace."
The exDressions of these kindlv feelina-s vera
not restricted to a section of the country nor
to a division 01 tne people. 1 ney came from
Individual citizens OI ail nationalities, from
all denominations, the Protestants, the Catho
lic and the Jew. and from the various socie
ties of the land, scientific, educational, re
ligious or otherwise, fonties did not enter
into the matter at all. I am not egotistic
enough to suppose all this significance should
be given this matter because I was the object
of it. But the war between the States was a
very bloody and a very costly war. One side or
tne otner naa to yieia principles dearer man
life before it could be brouirnt to an end. I
commanded the whole of the mighty host en
gaged in the victorious side, it was no mat
ter wnetnerdeserveary so or not, a repre
senter of that side of the controversy. It is
a significant and gratifying fact that Confed
erates should have joined heartily in this
spontaneous move. I hope the good feeling
inaugurated may continue to tne end."
A general amen went up from the audi
ence. ana then the meeting auietly ad
Four Miners Drowned.
Houtzdale, Pa., September 23. Four
miners at work in a low part of Franklin
Mine to-day were drowned by the letting
in npon them of a rush of water from an
old mine on a higher level. Fifteen acres
of water live teet deep must be pumped oil
before the bodies can be recovered. The
victims are John Mehan. Peter Folk,
Joseph Hampea, a Hungarian, and John
Sale of the Puritan.
New York, September 23. The sloop
yacht Puritan was sold at public auction
here to-day for $13,000. Edward Burgess,
who designed the yacht, was the purchaser.
After the sale he stated that he had bougnt
the Puritan for a gentleman in Boston, but
would not give nis name to-day tor publi
Battle with Moonshiners.
Nashville, Tenn., September 23. Late
last night U. S. Collector Hillsman received
a dispatch from Huntington, in t Carroll
County, stating that a party of deputies
had had a battle with moonshiners, and
captured two stills. Four men left to guard
the first still captured had disappeared
when the party returned, and grave fears
were felt lest they had been murdered, as
the moonsninoi'8 oi tnat county are known
to be very desperate, and it's at the risk of
life that officers go among them. This
morning, however, a dispatch was received
stating that the missing men had come to
Huntington, being driven irom their station
but escaping unhurt.
Knoxville Has a Great Trades Display.
Knoxville, Tenn., September 24. The
largest crowd of people ever assembled in
Knoxviile witnessed the trades display to
day. The procession was two miles in
length. Over one hundred floats, repres
enting laeuiaomauiiuriug, uiiuuigana mer
cantile interests, were in line.
New York Republican Convention.
Saratoga, N. Y September 23. The
Republican Convention to-day nominated
Ira N. Davenport for Governor; General
fJarr for Lieutenant Governor! Anson H,
wood. Secretary of State, and James W,
THE CHINESE MUST GO.
More Trouble Anticipated in the
Cheyenne Working Men Give Them Until
Cheyenne Working Men Give Them Until October 1 to Leave.
Cheyenne, Wt- September 27. The
workingmen of this city, representing all
classes of labor, held a secret meeting last
night, and at a very early honr this morn
ing a number of printed dodgers were dis
tributed in different parts of the city, and
also posted on the doors of all houses oc
cupied by the Chinese, reading as follows;
"A fair warning-; All Chinamen found in
the city of Cheyenne after October 1 will be
8ubiect'to a coat of tar and feathers, and
ridden from the city on a rail. Workingmen,
the Chinese must co." The most minute
inquiry thus far can not trace the source
from which theae'dodeers orieinated. The
aflairf has created a sensation throughout
the city : and while nearly all the best citi
zens of Cheyenne would prefer to see the
Chinese co, still there is no doubt that
should a mob attempt to drive them out
with violence on October 1, they would be
Iirotected. The proprietor of the steam
sundry publishes a cord in to-day's paper,
stating that, in deference to public opinion,
they have discharged all Chinese help.
Seattle, W. T., September 27. The
Chinese camp at the ftew Castle Mines
was visited last night by a mob of masked
white men, who compelled the guard to
surrender. Alter some talk tne moo agreed
to give the Chinamen twenty-four hours
to leave. They said they would riddle
with bullets al'. Chinamen found there at
the expiration of that time. A special
train has just started for Newcastle to
bring the Chinese down.
An Immense Corn Crop.
Chicago, September 27. The corn crop
of the United States having passed the
critical (stage, and whatever, of danger
menaced the feereal from frost being now
ended, owing to the maturity of the grain,
the Fanners' Jtcvicw, of this city has called
in reports from its fourteen hundred cor
respondents, giving the area and probable
yield in every county in the ten leading
corn-producing States, and has compiled
from these a close estimate of the approxi
mate yield of the crop of 1885. These esti
mates have been based on a comparison
yield of 1884, taking the figures of the Agri
cultural Bureau at- Washington for the
yield of last year. The reports of the cor
respondents include not only the approxi
mate actual acreage, but also the percent
age of condition as compared to last year,
and tne percentage of increase or de
crease in acreage. This was done
to approximate as closely as possi
ble the ' actual output, the correct
ness of which method was demonstrated
very fully in the estimate of the wheat
crop on June l by this bureau, ana to
which figures all the recognized statistics,
including the Government bureau,' have
gradually approached. In Indiana, Illi
nois and Kansas the grouifd plowed up,
owing to the ruination of the winter wheat
crop and devoted to corn, is closely com-
Euted. In the comparison by
tates, the returns show that
Indiana, Iowa. Minuesoti and
Missouri have a slight increase in acreage
over 1884, and Wisconsin is the only State
showing a decrease, but both Minnesota
and Wisconsin show a decrease in con
dition, and Missouri also shows a de
crease. The other Sta s all reveal an
improvement, and in Ohio, Illinois and
Indiana the improvement is marked.
This results in an estimate of the prob
able yield in ten States of 1,43U,2C6.000
bushels for 1885. as compared with 1.257.-
896,000 bushels in 1882. an increase of 184,-
040,600 bushels. On the basis that the
States and Territories outside of the ten
named will produce as mti'-h corn as thev
did last year, or 543,400,000 bushels, and
this would seem to be assured from a study
of the reports it will give a total crop of
1,979,636,000 bushels, from which total it is
safe to estimate that the yield will not vary
in any appreciable degree either way.
Died in a Barber's Chair.
Philadelphia, Pa., September 27.
Harry Edwards, who was employed as a
cook in Frank Tombley's restaurant, No,
631 Vine street, died this morning while
sitting in a chair at Grose's barber-shop,
No. 304 North Ninth street. The man had
seated himself to be shaved by one of the
attendants, named Louis Algaua, and
though he was ve:-v quiet, there was noth
ing in his manner to indicate that
he was ill. The barber had lathered
him and had nearly finished going
over nis lace once witn a razor.
During this time the customer never
moved nor uttered a sound, and when
Algana spoke to him about the weather
there was no reply. A second later the
man's bead rolled lifeless oil the bead-rest
to the side of the chair. The affair caused
the greatest excitement in the neighbor
hood, and when Algana learned that he
had been shaving a dead man he was so
shocked that he was too frightened to rive
any intelligent account of the affair, it is
said that the dead man was steady, bard
working and reliable, and appeared not at
Cleveland Rolling-Mill Strike Ended.
Cleveland, O., September 27. The
strike at the Cleveland rolling-mills is at
last ended. The men struck ou July
against an indefinite reduction of wages,
which the managers had decided to make.
Last Thursday the company agreed
to restore June - prices, and start the
mills. The majority of the men were, in
favor of accepting the proposition, but the
leaders sought to impose other conditions
on the company regarding the management
of the mills. Several meetings were held.
but no settlement was reached until to
night, when a large meeting was held, and
the leaders declared the strike tt. The
announcement was received with vocifer
ous cheers. The mills will be started to
morrow morning at Jqne prices.
Celebrates Her Centennial.
Spisofield, Mass., September 26. Mrs.
Olive Cleveland Clarke, of this city, cele
brated her one hundredth birthday to-day.
Her mother lived to be 104 years old, and
her father lived to be over ninety. Mrs.
Clarke is a distant relative of President
Fatal Drop From a Tree.
Knightstown, Ind., September 27. Yes
terday afternoon Wiiliam Sebastian, aged
fourteen, an inmate of the Soldiers' Or
phans' Home, went walDUting and climbed
a tree, lost his balance and fell thirty feet,
causing his death in a few hours.
A feature of the tobacco trade in
North Carolina is the shipment of large
quantities of the weed direct to Europe.
Formerly the dealers in Richmond and
Petersburg bought up the crop and
shipped it The development of the
tobacco trade in North Carolina since
1S65 has been remarkable. It gives
employment to over fifty thousand
farmers and employes. There are not
less than ten thousand employes in the
warehouses and factories. Ifeto Orleans
An old lady, with a market basket
in her hand, jumped on a Seventh ave
nue car at New York, and chatting
with one of the passengers told him she
was one hundred and nine years old,
and did all her own marketing. When
she reached her destination she tripped
from the car as spryly as though she
had been a woman of forty instead of
centenarian and nine better. N. Y.
Whiskers are no longer parted at
the chin. The fashionable thing in this
respect is to copy the FrenoE artist
style, olosely trimmed and brought
a sharp point. iV Y ftali
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
At a public meeting at Springfield, a
committee was appointed to draw np a
protest against mixed schools.'
Mrs. Charles F. Hall, the wife ot a
highly respected, chemist, died at her hus
band's residence at Youngstown, from the
effects of an overdose of chloral.
Moses Shipley and his son Barton were
badly hurt a few days ago, near Newark,
by being thrown from a buggy to which
was attached a fractions colt. Mr. Shipley
had three ribs broken, and the boy was also
A grand-child of William Obnevs. of
Alliance, a little boy, aged twenty-three
months, fell into a boiler of hot water the
other evening, and was so badly scalded
that he died in three hours, during which
time he suffered in terrible agony.
General rejoicing prevailed at Bellaire.
over the settlement of the glassmakers'
Johhnt O'Brien, of Hamden, brakeman
on the Portsmouth Branch, while shifting
cars at Jackson the other day, caught his
foot in the guard rail, the wheels passing
over his left leg, crushing it so that ampu
tation above the knee was necessary.
A. J. Hern don, father "of Postmaster
Herndon, of Carey, suicided by hanging
himself in his barn. Temporary insanity.
Martha Black, an insane inmate of the
Greene County Infirmary, committed sui
cide by throwing herself 'from a second
The people at Findlay are much excited
and aroused over the remarkable increase
in the flow of oil from the well in the west
part of the city.
Jno. Shatz, an old and well-known
farmer living near Defiance, while driving
home the other night, died of heart disease
in his wagon. -
The town hall at Chardon.was destroyed
Wit Wise, a farmer boy near Canton,
was struck by the wheel of a wagon and in
The Sixteenth Regiment Band, of Kosco-
ria, 'carried off first prize, $150, at the
Hicksville band tournament.
.E. V. Roush, editor of the Toledo Ameri
can, has been arrested on a charge of crim
inal libel, preferred by the proprietor ot
the Rose Hotel, Delphos.
About twenty thousand voters were reg
istered the first day, at Cincinnati. There
was considerable -confusion about some
technicalities of the law. '
Wm.Stanlet, aged sixty -five, was badly
injured near McArthur, by being thrown
over a twelve-foot embankment. A runa
way horse did it.
At Prospect, Dr. James T. Farnum, a re
tired physician aged sixty years, dropped
dead while on his way home from up town
early the other morning. Apoplexy was
the cause of death.
Fire partially destroyed a tenement
house belonging to Joseph Kelling at Ely
ria a few days since. John Trumbull,
eighty-four years old, while going to the
fire attempted to. cross in front of a Lake
Shore passenger train, and was knocked
down and hi foot crushed. His injuries
are fatal. Mr. Trumbull was in the Mexi
can, 8erainole Indian and civil wars, and
is a well-know character there.
Buctrus is giving electric illumination
60 days' test.
Walter Kline, McCutcheonville, sa-
loonist, lost $200 and a watch by native
Mrs. George Stout's boys played with
matches in her $2,500 barn near Fostoria,
the other night, Contracting carpenter now
Fannt Mills, Sandusky's big-foot girl,
is going to exhibit her pedals to delighted
throngs in asthetic Boston so the Local
William, the fifteen-year-old son ot
Joseph Hoot, residing in the northern part
of Hancock County, placed two pounds of
powder in an old frnit-can, and thought he
would have a grand explosion. He lighted
a piece of paper and placed it across the
mouth of the can. Not igniting as soon as
he wished, he stopped over to see what was
the matter. That was his last look at things
in this world.- One eye was blown entirely
out by tne explosion and the other was
ruined. His death is expected to follow,
T. T. Haydock, a large carriage manu
facturer, of Cincinnati, died a few days
ago. Two hours after his death his wife
gave birth to a child.
Samuel Irrick, a painter, aged forty
five, received a frightful fall of fifty feet
while at work on a new school-house at
Nelsonville and died shortly afterward
from the effects. He arrived from Har-
rodsburg, Va., the day before, where he
leaves a wife and four children.
Several carcasses of diseased pork have
been seized in the Akron markets. An in
vestigation shows that hog cholera exists
in every quarter of the country, several
hundred porkers being down with the dis
ease. As soon as it appears the owners
kill the afflicted hogs and send them to
market. The discovery has caused much
commotion in that city, and Council is
asked to forbid the sale of pork in AkroD
for a month.
A terrific storm of wind and rain passed
over New Philadelphia and vicinity on the
22d, doing considerable damage. Mr. Ma
thias, a farmer three miles south of New
Philadelphia, reports great damage in the
valley in which he lives by hail. Corn
was badly cut, and hundreds of bushels of
apples clipped from the trees as if with
knife. Fences and trees were scattered in
every direction, and many orchards ruined
The great strike at the Cleveland Rolling
Mill is about at an end, several hundred
strikers having returned to work ou the
22d. There was no disorder.
Burglars entered the residence of W.
H. Snyder, at Newark, and silvern-are to
the value of $75 was carried off. The
missing articles are marked with the ini
tials "E. A. W," and "W. A. T."
John Wortinger, an employe of the
car-works at Dayton, aged forty-seven,
was, instantly killed the other evening,
while at work digging a ditch near a pile of
pig-iron. The digging into the ground
weakened the support of the ironso that the
banks caved in, and the immense weight
of the iron falling on Wortinger, crushed
the life out of him.
At Bellevua thieves broke into the resi
dence of W. H. Moore and got a gold watch
worth $100 nd a small sum of money.
They also broke Into the houses of Rev.
Rupert and Martin Huff, but were fright
ened away by dogs at both places.
Judgment for nearly ($3,000,000 was ren
dered at Cleveland against the New York,
Chicago and St. Louis Railway.
A young man named Oth Bricker, said to
live in Dennison, fell off a freight east
bound, one-fourth mile east of McArthui
Junction, a few nights ago, and was killed,
being fearfully mangled. He was stealing
a ride and accidentiy fell between the cars,
about ten cars passing over the body. He
was found by the night operator.
Mary Rigley, a comely girl, was ad
judged insane at Portsmouth. The sad re
sult of typhoid fever.
Three irisonra escaped from jail al
BttubeiiviDe, by sawing through 'three seti
a' (rrm bnrsi
Governor Hoadly Answers Sherman
The Republican Party the Only Enemies of
Free Ballot and a Fair Count—Why
There are no Republican Voters in
Some of the Southern States.
Painesvtlle, O.. September 12.
Immediately after the adjournment of
the Democratic Senatorial Convention
to-day, Governor Hoadly addressed one
of the largest meetings ever held in this
city. No hall in the place would hold
half the crowd and the Governor spoke
in tne raric. The loiiowiner are the
more important points in the speech:
fellow Citizens: Senator John Sherman
has done me the honor to reply to that part
of my speech made at Hamilton last Satur
day, which treated of national affairs. I do
not oesitate to say tnat l am nattered by tnis
attention of Senator Sherman, wba undoubt
edly stands head and shoulders above every
other Republican in Ohio, and whose long
experience in publlo affairs gives far more
weigDt ro nia woras man xoey wouia nave
coming from a novice in statesmanship. I
am but a tyro in public affairs, yet I have not
the least hesitation in taking up this glove.
ipr ii ever mere were a man and an argu
ment plainly and clearly and mischievously
In the wrong, it is our senior Senator and his
Let us see first If wa ian iMt And t. afflnd-
ard by which to judge the present case. The
difference between a statesman and a dema
gogue is tnat the former addresses himself
either to the advocacy of some wise and pat
riotic measure for the benefit of the people,
or appeals to their feelings-seeking to cre
ate opinion and to enlist their efforts in a hu
mane, noble and patriotic cause; but when
the part played is an appeal to the baser and
meaner passions of the people, of hate and
CUUlllj nUDU DV HU6I Ul It U Old QlBpUlO
are raked anew, and the dying embers blown
Into a blaze (and this without anv definite
proposition of change: but simply and solely
for the purpose of aiding In a partisan polit-
ji cuuvub&i, even mongn me oraior
may have been three or four times
elected Senator, may have rendered great
puuuo services on osner occasions and
in other aelds. be is on this occa
sion and in this field playing the
art of the demagogue. Knowing that
is re-election to tne senate ana dossidiv n s
candidacy for the Presidency denendfl utiaii
the vote of Ohio this fall, and knowing that
the people of Ohio were, during the war, as
inuy are now, loyal ana patriotio sons oi
America; that. they were opposed to the
Southern Confederacy and are satisfied with
the result of tho war. Senator Sherman seeks
to revive and enlist feelings which the war
engendered, the spirit of animosity to the
South, to renew the battle fever and to re
mind tne parents and relatives or tne men
who died on the field or in the hopitals or in
Southern prisons of their sufferings and
griefs in order that he may reap the reward
Fn emoluments and salary. To what (rood
end? To what good end? He confesses It
nonef tie says: i coniess tnere are auncui
ties in the way of a proper remedy. This
may be brought about first by an appeal
to the South to correct an injustice and
wronor which will. as lonor it lasl s. tend to make
our politics sectional and inspires the same
resistance to me democratic party encount
ered at the beginning of the war."
Then why not make "an effort r" Wbv not
go South and try and nersuade vour coun
trymen there, the majority of whom have
become voters since the war, that it is their
out; to rignt tne supposed wrong or wmcn
you complain t nr. enerman, your
party has been in power for twenty-
nve years a quarter oi a century.
Why have yourselves not righted the
wrong of which you complain long ago?
More man ten years nave elapsed since tne
majority of the Southern States threw off
the shackles which vour nartv tried to fix
upon them, and became Democratic. Nine
years have elapsed smce vour de facto Presi
dent. R. B. Hayes, contrived the scheme of
sending a commission to Louis, ana to settle
the disputed question who was elected Gov
ernor oi tnat estate, tne result oi wmcn was
submission to Governor Nichols, who re
ceived fewer votes than Tilden and Hen
dricks, while his antagon'st, Packard, had
more votes tnan Hayes.
Nine vears have elansed since the last
Eouthern State became free from the tyran
ny and tnisgovernment of Moses, of War-
mouth, or Packard, or Huuock. or Brown
low, of Pease of Texas. Powell Clavton. et id
omne genus. During these nine years your
parry nas naa tne power to rignt any wrong,
Durinar the two rears betrinninB- March 4th.
ibbi. you naa me presidency nrsr, uarueia
and then Arthur; you had the Senate and
you were a member of the Senate; you had
the House, and if there were any injust'ee to
be remedied, why was it not done? Why did
you not then and there proceed with the
Confess, now: confess. Mr. Sherman: vou
know as well as I do that there was just as
much and just as little wrong then as now:
that the Solid South voted for Tilden, voted
for Hancock, just as solidly as for Cleveland.
Why did not you, between March 4, 1881, and
March 4, 1883, you and your allies in
Congress Keifer, Robeson and the rest
prepare some measure to right
this supposed wrong. of which
vou now so loudly complain? Why did you
not enact it into a law? Mr. Sherman, the
answer is easy. There is no such wrong.
There are no such facts. Eight million bales
of cotton produced by workingmen in the
South, both black and white, is a :'f ct which
outweighs your pretence. If Soul hern labor
were d'sorganized and Southern laborers
under tyranny, this magnificent result would
not have been achieved. Your whole argu
ment is based upon the claim that when the
black men of the South ceased to be chattel
laves, thev at once became the slaves of
the Republican party until the day of judg
ment. Yours is a simple syllogism. The
colored men of the South belong, to the
Republican party, you sav,. and would
vote its ticket. Therefore they are
Drevented by force and fraud. To which
our answer is that your malor premises, is a
fiure assumption, unsustained by proof, and
n point of fact utterly untrue. Vou were
long ago warned against in s error by one of
the best and truest friends the slaves of
America had, and one of the ablest states
men the couutry ever produced. Not long
before his death. Governor John A. Andrew
warned his party that it must not expect the
colored men of the South to continue to
vote Its t'eket. 1 have not bis words before
me. and cannot ouote. but he said in sub
stance, (you surely' remembr it, that the
American negro was a peaceful, loving,
docile and obedient laborer, believing in and
trustinsrhis master, and that when emanci
pated he would vote side by side with his
employer, accepting his judgment to a great
extent in political affairs as during slavery
he accented his master's direction and gov
ernment. The truth is there is no controver
sy between the colored man of the South and
his late master and present employer, ex
cept where It is excited by external force,
for the colored people of the South recog
nize tho whites as their best friends, and
naturally vote with them. Can vou not di
vine the secret of the wonderful fact that
there were no insurrections at the South
liirinir the vears of the war: that while the
whites fought our armies, the negroes sup-
poi lfl lutsir iniuiurs. iiicivu.? kuiiuivuuiin
as much us their masters to the duration of
Ihe conflict ? The slaves loved freedom, and
gladly welcomed It, but they loved their mas
ters, and did not rise in Insurrection. And
uow the races live together, not In sup
pressed hostility, but in open am.ty
It is for th s reason, Mr. rherman, tnat
there are no Kepul'llcans in Alabama, none
in Georgia and none in gouth Carolina. You
dare not tell me that Wade Hampton is not a
friend of the colored DcoDle. when the record
of this honorable statesman has been so
larirelv made unof dovotion to the best inter
ests nf tho black neonle of South Carolina.
Do you believe that the colored people of
South Carolina do not appreciate Hie triena
Hhin of Hainnton and arc not bis willing sup
porters? Three years ago you tried to make
an issue with Copiah aud Danville. Now you
have not made the foolish claim of pretended
outrage in t natnam county, ueorgia. i ac
nnit vou of that, but vourcandidate for Gov
ernor is reduced to the pitiful pretence that
there are not enough ballot boxes open to
receive the votes of all the voters of
that cnuntv. as if the colored man did
not know just as well as the white man
bow to crowd up to the polls
and get his vote in early. Tho long roll of
Rretcnded outrages has come to an end,
one have been heard of for vears. Ham
burgh and Eliza Pinkston, Danville and
Copiah have fizzled and petered out, leaving
only the want of enough ballot boxes in
Savannah as the sole remaining grist of the
once noisy outrage mill.
But Mr. Sherman claims there is another
remedy for his pretended wrong. He says
If the policy of the past is to be pursued
and there is no redress for tho colored
people of tho South fortheso offences, com
mitted under the color of State laws, then
under the Fourteenth Amendment to the
Constitution, we may fairly appeal no all
the Northern States to stand together to re
duce the representation based upon the col-
ored vote, and on this question Governor
Hoadly ought to be where ne was during
"Under the color of 'what' State laws,"
Mr. Sherman? You know there are none.
repeat deliberately, that from the Capes
Delaware to the Rio Grande, there are no
laws, not one, whereby the right of a colored
man to vote is in the least degree obstructed,
and John Sherman, yon know It. Point out
the law. Specif book and page, or go to Ihn
foot of iho c!as. Thie is not your real
trouble. The Fourteenth amendment provid
es that it "tht fight te tt" taeuid he
abridged, except for disloyalty, renresenta-
tion in Congress should be proportionately
diminished. But the Fifteenth amendment
prevented Its being abridged, and the Fif
teenth amendment thus rendered the Four
teenth amendment In part inoperative. No,
sir. No, sir; the Congressional power to
abridge may extend to Republican Rhode
Island, which maintains a Know Nothing dis
crimination against the right of foreign born
citizens to vote, but does not apply to the
South, where the colored man's rurht to vote
Is as free as the air.
No. sir. Your trouble is that the colored
men of the country have " come out from
amongst the foul party," and led by Peter
H. Clark, and Ira Collins, and George T.
Downing and C. 8. Smith, the colored
men of the North are fast finding out
who are their friends; that as in 1848,when
you were a vounar W hitr and I a vounir Demo
crat, the Demooracy of Ohio gave them the
right to testify in courts of justice, and re
pealed tne mack laws, and in ism gave tnem
full civil rights, the Democracy of Ohio is
tho party to tie to.
Mr. Sherman, the history of what has re
cently transpired in Tennessee gives the lie
to your attempt to excite sectional ani
mosity against our brethren in the South.
In Tennessee there is a Republican party of
white men as well as black, but is a party
whose life, according to its record, depends
on fraudulent voting. The Cincinnati Com
mercial Gazette, the organ of your party.
has felicitated its readers upon the
enactment of a registration law last win
ter for Cincinnati and Clevlaud, passed
by a Legislature, more than three-fifths of
whose members In the Senate were Demo
crats, and whose majority in the House was
within three of being three-fifths. In Tennes
see the frauds of your party upon the ballot
box waxed so great that the Democratic par
ty determined, for the protection of the pur
ity of the ballot, to adopt a registration law.
There had been a municipal registration law
in force, but It was confined to the city of
Chattanooga. "In 1884, in a very heated mu
nicipal election, mat city cast less man ami
votes; withirra few weeks thereafter, when
the State and National electlous came off, In
which registration was not required, that
city (lying contiguous to Georgia and Alaba
ma), votina- in district of the same territorial
limits as in the municipal election, cast 4,700
tdis statement I ouote irom a recent letter
of Governor Wm. B. Bate, of Tennessee.
Tnis increased vote was in the lute rest of
the Republican party and led to the follow
ing recommendation oy Governor uate in
us annual message ot January 13, itx
ine sentiment wnion nas been growing in
onr state irom trie experience in eacn recur
ring election, and which now seems to almost
universally pervade all political parties, ia
mai mere snouia oe more eaeciive laws u
prevent illegal, voting, especially in our large
"The eleotive franchise is not only a politi
cal right, but one. the existence of which
should be subject to such legal guards as to
insure full effect in preventing tne legal bal
lots irom being neutralized by illegal ones.
The virtue, sanctity and stremrth of the bal
lot privilege is weacenea wnenever illegal ly
is practiced in its exercise. That such is no
unrrequent occurrence is evidenced oy tue
returns oi many oi our elections.
Good government can atone be secured
through virtuous and wholesome laws, and
under our institutions, wnere tne nanot is
tne basis of government, it should nave suf
ficient leral protection to insure its exercise
fairly and justly. It is almost impossible
under existimr laws as tnov are now enforced
to avoid the abuse of this right. Most States
to insure a free, just and lair oauot at elec
tions, require all voters to be registered
within a certain time as a condition prece
dent to exercising the ballot privilege. This
obtains in most States, and as I understand
Its history in every state where it has been
tested, it meets with popular favor because
of its efficiency. I suggest, therefore, that
vou enact such laws as win. witnout anridg
iig it, throw more efficient guards around
tne exercise oi xnis rignt in our cities.
In nursuance of this recommendation a
registration bill was Introduced into the Leg
islature of Tennessee. I hold it in my hand.
It is a bill of twelve sections, providing that
in all vot'ng districts having a population of
one tnousana voters, tne quannea voters
shall be registered before exercising the
elective franchise: that for the ournose of
effecting this, the county courts shall select
two registrars of voters from each voting
preoincT, "provided mat nom ox said regis-
rars shall not be selected from the same
nolittcal oartv. Perfectly fa r. you see. Mr.
Senator, and free from partisan bias. Books
and stationery are required to be furnished
ny puDiio autnority to tne registrars, xno
first registration is to be made thirty days
before the first election, and a registration is
to oe made oeiore eacn oienniai election.
Public notice is required to be given by the
registrars by notices posted in at least
three publlo places, or by advertisement
in some newspaper or geuerw circu
lation, for t least ten days preceding
tne date ior opening tne registration.
The registration office is to be kept
open nauy, except sunnays, irom o oiock
a. m. to 4 p. m.. and from 7 to 10 p. m. for five
days and nights during the period of registra
tion, 'ine names ot tne voters are to oe
carefully registered in books, together with
the aire and color of the applicant, the dis
trict, ward, road or street, and the number
of the house in which he lives, or if not
numbered, tnen a aesignation oi its location,
the time of his residence in that votihlr pre
cinct, and the various places in which he
mav for tue last twelve montns nave voted
or boarded, and the registrars are required
to keep suitable books in which bis state
ments or answers may be entered. They are
then to be sworn to by the applicant. The
registrars are required to prepare an alpha
betical list oi me voters oi eacn district
have same printed and a copy posted for
Sublio inspection, and they are permitted
urlng the next five days after the closing of
tne regisrraiion io correct auy errors oi a
clerical nature, and reauired to furnish a
codv to the iudores of the election, and no
one is allowed to vote whose name does not
appear on the completed registration list.
Th's is the substance of the act. which.
after careful examination. I believe to be
on of the fairest and most honest rea-istra-
tration laws ever prepared in the United
states: certainly, auite as lair as mat passed
in Ohio with so much eclat last winter. But
what happened when this came before the
Legislature of Tennessee? It passad the
House and passed two readings in the Sen
ate, but unfortunately the Constitution of
Tennessee provides that two-thirds of the
members of each House are necessary to
constitute a nuorum tbe same old miscniev-
ous provision of the former Constitution of
tinio wnicn enamea me nmg party to urea a
up the Legislature in ic in oroer to pre
vent ine pasaHKB ui int liOdreuu-ojiiuHwu
apportionment bill, for which sin they were
deservedly punished by defeat at the polls
that fail, wnen tnis registration bin
came on for its last reading in
the Senate of Tennessee, that body was
found to be without aquornm. The Repub
lican Senators (except two) had secreted
themselves in a room in the Maxwell Houso
in Nashville, thus preventing a quorum. The
arrest or tne senators was ordered at once,
so as to obtain a auorura. but they locked
themselves in their room and it was deemed
illegal to break open the door, and so they
remained looKea uo in tne norei at aasnvme
uutil the Senate was forced to adjourn sine
die. By this act of nllibustcrinv in the inte
rest of fraud and false voting, not only was
the DasBasre ot tue rearistration law uoieatcu,
but several other important measures were
left unacted upon, including the revenue and
appropriation bills, wnicn ictt tne state wim-
nnf. the means of navinor its obliorations.
Thereupon Governor Bate called the Legis
lature toiretner in extra session, one oi tne
reasons for the call being the necessity of
gass.ng laws, as stated in these words oi me
"To preserve the purity of elections aud
prevent illegal vot'ng in cities, towns, tax
ing districts, municipal corporations and
civil districts having a voting population of
one thousand or more, witnout in any way
imnairimr the riht to the elective franchise.
or limiting the just and legal exercise there
of, by the enactment of a just, iinpa tlul and
well-guarded registration law, or by other
methods allowable under the Constitution
(Art. 4. section 1), to secure the treedora of
elections and the puritv of the ballot-box.
At the opening of the extra session. May
!, 1HS5, Governor Bate submitted a message
eontalning tne following passage
"Registration laws are in successful oper
ation in very many States, in some having
particular application to certain municipal
corporations therein located, and every
where tney stand approved by the best cm
zenshin. irrespective of parties and c.ass
distinctions. In this State such a law is
needed, as evidenced by recent general elec
tious, in many sections. Not so much to
guarantee a free ballot to every bona fide
voter, for that right and its exercise
arc nowhere and in no respect in jeonardv
within the limits of Tennessee, but especially
to protect the ballot box from spoliation
through so-called "repeaters" and other
fraudulent voters. The enactment of airen
eral law, just and impartial in its provisions,
reaching districts havinar dense population.
where identification of indivi'dual.voters is
uncertain and of difficult determination, will
tend to suppress illegal voting, and preserve
the eleotive franchise in its purity. No citi
zen who esteems the ballot to be tbe highest
and most sacred expression ot a ireeman
will, can rightfully question the wisdom and
advisability oi sucn legislation.
Registration will not abridge nor make void
the franchise of any voter, but be a barrier
airainst illeiral ballots. For this purpose
F'or this purpose
aione, and in this spirit, I respectfully recom
mend tnat sucn registration provisions oe en
acted that will "secure," in the language of
the Constitution, "the freedom of elections,
ang tne purity oi tne Danot-Dox.
A bill similar to that pending at the rem!
lar session was then introduced, but when
came up for final action in the House the
Republicans almost to a man deserted the
House, aud left it without a quorum, which
it did not afterwards secure. The sessions
Mr. 8herman.lt was not because the We-
pub leans were host le on principle to reg
traUea, UU they nvaltttiealtfd tnt BtW t)l
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
1 w. w, 1 m. la, 4 m. m. 11 at.
It 0 J on 4 Ou 4 tu 10 on IS an m
3 0 an 4 an , on II an 16 on I as
li on 4 oo on u on i it a am
on on aoisnoNonj4ni04i
roo Moo lloo son lu an 40 an 54a
111 on i os 21 00 as 00 aa on 7a m 10 s
1 Inch ...
Baitneai iardl o St lines or im, 13 per ucib.
Local aotkea, 10 end pr lin. each ineerllsa.
Simple amoancementi of marrhures end deaths,
od cbnreh and benevolent society nolloesinaertea
(nm. Any addition, to obituary aoUeaa will ba
charged arto.au pat Una.
Fa ton aunt be banded la as early as Tuesday
amine; ta inane Inssrtton tba aaata weak. 41aaa
maoicalions onoa subjeot ad fatal m toaaW
Tennessee by this fllllbusterlng, for during
the urowmow regime tne nepuuueans enact
ed a strict registration law which remained
on the statute books and was enforced for a
length of time, disfranchising three-fourth
of the while voters of the State, while ail the
colored voters were allowed tne ballot, iney
were then quite wiUajrg to see so large a pro
portion of the people disfranchised by a se
vere system of registration, but will not now .
consent to legislation to prevent a man from
voting more than once.
How dare you, then, Mr. Sherman, la the
faceofthis misconduct of your party this
Dlllbustering, by which the Legislature ot '
Tennessee has been broken up and pre- .
vented from passing a registration law lor
the protec tion of honest voters, and against
repeating and other frauds how dare you
claim that the white man of the South pre
vents the colored man from voting, when it
is yon and your party who are the enemies
of a free ballot and a fa r count. The whole
sla'm of your party upon this snbjoct is an
an imposition and a fraud. It is an imposi
tion upon the Northern people whom you
try to make believe that elections at tho .
South are not fair, and It is a fraud upon the
people of the South where- your party is .
ready to dcistroy a State Legislature in order
to secure tie benefits of corrupt elections.
You refer to my sis-nature for the cardoH
of Lieutenant Mullen. I am glad I signed it.
I not only signed that petition, but I went In
person to tne president ana solicited mu
pardon. 1 also wrote a letter asking Mr.
Cleveland to pardon Mullen before he took
his vocation, which I am glad he did. I am
proud, not ashamed, of the stand I took la .
the Mullen case, and I hone that mv efforts
contributed to Mullen's pardon. Undoubt
edly there were eight or ten legal voters in
me crowd wnicn jnuuen captured at -nog-head
John' 4" gambling house and other low
dives along the river in Cincinnati. He was
noticed ny toiepnone from the ponce oi Cov
ington that an invasion of Ohio by Kentucky
Republicans was in progress. In his anxiety
to defeat it he took in a few too many a few
who had the right to vote and therefore it
was, ana in order to save bis oo-detendants,
that he plead guilty and served for eight
months In the Hamilton county jail on a
one year's sentence; but he is an efficient
officer of good character, sober habits and
experience, and I thought that the term of "
service which he had already passed in jail
was far more than adequate punishment for '
the posslblo offense he might have committed
in not more carefully discriminating between
the scamps from Kentucky and the scamps
from Ohio whom he gathered in for. Mr. .
Sherman, these were scamps from Ohio : '
among tne teuows ne captured, wno a ad tne
right to veto. They were aiding Kentucky
scamps in the Republican attempt, of which
Lot Wright was the nominal ch lof, to corru pt
our surtrairos. It was proved on Mullen a
trial that John Venable, better known as
"Hognead John,'- offered to sell the votes or
thirtv-nve of his lodgers for $150, and the
gentlaman to whom this offer was made, re
plied very promptly that he would not give '
seventy-five cents for the lot. The house
kept by "Hoghead John" is a place for
shooting "craps." Do you know what
that means, Mr. Sherman? I do not. but
as "Hoghead Joan appears to be a head
center Republican ot Hamilton County.
some of your friends may have been at his
house and seen the game in progress, and ..
posted you . It is, I am told, a game of dice,
and-in the nature of low gambling. It was in'
J i roof in tbe Mullen case that from the room
nwhioh these Republican colonizers were
confined by Mullen they could have emerged
without any difficulty, it being a basement
under the station bouse used for the shelter ,
of tramps who have taken refuge there some
times to the number of two hundred and fifty
at a time, with no lock on the door and no
fastenings on the windows. It was to guard -against
frauds of this kind against the
frauds of the party of "Hoghead John," in
Ohio, and for tbe protection of Cincinnati
politics that the Democracy of Ohio passed .
the registration law. Are you glad it was
passed, Mr. Sherman, or are you sorry, or
are you "neither for nor against regiatra- -tion?'
If you are glad it was passed, pray -write
to your brethren In Tennessee to help
the people of that State pass a similar law.
IS you are sorry it was passed come out and '
tell the people so, but if you are "neither for
nor against" registration then keep on
scolding the "bad lot" of the General Assen -bly,
as you have been doing. .
You complain that I can not see a differ- .
ence between the Ku-Klux-Klau and Key
and Ackerman, who did all they could to put
it down. Have you forgotten that David M .
Koy pretended to be a Tildcn-Demoorat 7
Have vou loro-otten that this was true, even -
at so late a day as that on which be was con.
firmed as Postmaster General ? Havo you -forgotten,
you cetainly knew it then, for ha
was a member of tbe Senate with you down
to March 4, 1877 that he did not do anything
against tbe Ku-Klux-Klan, that he never be- -came
a Republican until after he became
member oi1 tbe de facto President's cabinet,
that taking this pseudo Democrat into tbe -Cabinet
was one of Mr. Hayes' patents, or
wouio nave been, naa it oeen as usotui ai
novel, as it was intended to oajoli; -the
whito people of tbe South into
bis support, and the revival of the
Whig party. You were a member of the -Senate,
and of tbe Cabinet of Rutherford ft. .
Hayes, wilb David- M. Key. Don't parade ,
Mr. Key any more before the American peo
ple as a regenerated Confederate, when, .
what regenerated him, if anything, was
not the offer of office, but the actual per
ception of its profits. I' do not doubt hut
that you oould make fully twenty cabinets
with ex-Confederates like Mosby, Chalmers,
Longstreet & Co , on these termu, but for
tunately for the people the sceptre of powe
has departed from the Republican party,
and no gentleman will ever hereafter be in
vited into the Cabinet on the condition ot
adjuring the political principles which he if '
advocating in me united states eeuate. -
I have net vet had the measure of readraa .
Judge Foruker's speech at Portsmouth, but -
i am toia tnat in addition to tne unatnam a
leged outrage in Georgia, which, in my opic.
ion, does not rise to the dignity of a point, b
tries to make much of the e rcular issued
during the late campaign by Messrs. MoPher
son and Coon, in which it was asserted that .
the defalcations and shortages tinder a Re- -
publican administration were so small as to
be almost too infinitesimal to calculate its per
centage, viz., fa,364.0B only, judge rorakei
nas forgotten tnatiniB tying statement naa
hardly come before the public when it was
followed bv a complete exposure bv Con- -
gressman Post. who showed conclusively that -the
defalcations during Arthur's administra
tion alone were more than a million dollars, -and
these figures bo took from the sworn
reports of the Republican officers of the
Treasury. Mr. Post proved by the docu
ments, thai: from March 4th. ISA, down to -June
30th, 188'J, "the defalcations of tbe Re
publican officials amounted to td9,592,82J ex
clusive of the amounts collected of bonds
men." Mr. Post showed by tbe official re
ports of the Solicitor of the Treasury, based
on the official transcripts of the First Comp
troller, that tho total amount stolen by Re
publican officials during tne mree years oi
Arthur's administration was f lAW,733.7V.
which less $18,883.5(1 the amount collected
from bondsmen, leaves a net loss to the
Government of $1,530,800.27.
Mr. Post's examination of the records ol
the Government of the United States at
Washington shows that tne amount oi defal
cations aloao during the twenty-two years oi
Republican administration down to 1883, ex'
ceeded by the sum of 18.000,000 the total
amount of defalcations and stealings during
all administrations from Washington to Bu
chanan, both inclusive. The result of Mr. :
Post s exposure oi these lrauus was to si
lence any lurtner discussion uy aowra.
Pherson ar d Coon, and they have not been
heard of f ince until Judge Foraker resur
rected them, probably in total Ignorance of
the effectual reply made to their false state
At the date of mv speech at Hamilton. I
had not been fully informed as to the his
tory of tbe action of the Committee on Reso
lutions of the Republican State Convention
upon the pending Constitutional amendment
to make Ohio a November instead of an Oc
tober Slate. 1 therefore speculatively sug
gested thai the failure to recommend the
adoption of this amendment to the Constitu
tion was th 9 result of one of three causes :
either, first: they forgot; or secondly-.
they concluded It unsate to recommend tne
amendment because they m ght lind it dim
cult to say why they did not recommend or
oppose prohibition; third thev were silent
in order to defeat tne amendment, uiir a
silent vote is a negative vote under the Con
stitution) so as to create a necessity, by
keening onto as a pivotal state, tor jonn
Sherman as a Presidential candidate, thus
leaving a possible vacancy in tbe bennto for
our dear Foster. I have now the highest
authority f or saying that tne nrst or mese
suggestion cannot be maintained. The sub
ject was not forgotten. A distinguished
Republican proposed to recommend the
amendment, but his motion was voted
down, upon the pretext, so far as
avowed in the committee, that the plat
form was already long enough. Of course
this was a mere pretext. The voting It down
is to be accounted for on either the second
or third suggestion made by me, in my
opinion most probably upon the third.
However, I am glad to be able to say it
was voted down by only one majority,
which gives us reason to hope that there
will be enough Republican support to render
the adoption of this Just and necessary
measure by a very large majority absolutely
The Prohibition candidate for
Governor insists that the tight in Unio
this year is between him and Oovernor
Hoadly. That seems to be a logical
statement. The liquor question is a
leading one in the campaign. Tho
Democratic nominee, fortified and sus-.
tained by his party, is for licensing the
J-"'"!" -.. li i -V:.-
traffic. Ihe Prohibit on nominco. in
line with his partv, is for proD.ibit-.on of
the tratlic. The Republican nominee is
for nothing in particular, but is just
aoshltiH about," like SaltonstaU - ia
ii aVli. - ttiun An,.i.
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