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On Recent Statements Made by
Mrs. M. E. Lease.
WT TKULY GALLIOT, BUT CAUSTIC.
Oafe-MI Mmkn mt tt Craft
FIW LI. rttreet A Fw I
" Why Mm Km raalala Cyrlea
Altega-al T. tW TalklB ThtMga Hot
CnicJno. Fh n'-Vn M.nniiik
Im baa been here lecturiiiK and
Who spoke of the Christian's Lord aa
that long-haired tramp Jestm Chrint" in
one f brrletturm, jf nbe is correctly re
ported, baa alxo come into note with rela
tion to her claim In lu.tnir a Miumn n.l
Knight Templar, and the manner in K-hich
aha became the first. Regarding this mat
ter Secretary Gil Barnard, of the grand
lonue otaiaMMiKof this state, has made
some remarks that are nearlv if not finite
aa "salty"' as those so frequently credited
to the Kansas female politician herself.
bat do I think of Mrs. lae now?"
"old the serrrtarv. -I think tl.nt At p.
lase a ikli'.ierate linr:"
1 Mmrked at Ike Kansas I-arly.
CuntinuinK. Air. Itarnurd faiil: "So
Mrs. Imm snys she saw the three decrees
of the nine lole conferred tlirntiKh the
panel of a dsr at Ixm kixirt. N. Y. She
says she was taken into the adjoining
room for this jmrixwe 1y a prominent
Mason, when sho was li years old. She
outfit to l ashamed to tell it! 1 should
bo very sorry to Warn that a 1-yenr-old
daughter of mine or one of more maturity
accompanied a man to a mom, either to
acoiiirn the secrets of Miuwinrv or anr
otlier kind of knowlciluT. I don't think
mat story reflect credit on Mrs. Ideate, do
yoof The trouble with Mrs. 1
she is afflicted with the Vtrong jnw. ' Her
story is so tiiauifeMly alunl that the
whole concoction, to a Mimn, bear the
nnmistakaltle iuiL-nia of fal IiikmI.
r!nt. Out a Imm AbarltUra.
"I will point out a lew thitijfs in her
fairy tile for the Iwnetit of those w ho are
i ( Masons. In the first phue. she says
tie saw all three degrees of the I line l-rxUe
conferred in one bight. The absurdity of
this statement lies in the fart tl.at it is
against toe Maw-.nic law in every state to
confer the three degrees in the aaiiie night,
cxrrpt in rery rare and urgent cases. hen
a special dispensation would hare to he
olrtnine.l from the grand lodge. To confer
these three degrees would taks from tire
and one-half to aeren hours. Tlie thinl
lU'gree ahne is generally one niflK's wnnk.
tkA"'n. Mrs. kiraw snys: ! was convid
f okl'lj shockel ot some portions of it' (the
initiation). This is a paluble confeMion
of Ignorance; but is intemled to convey the
wnMrVw XI i puidic t hat luita
IsMNNMthMurfsviherltes of a salucinus or
immslest tV i-ter which a woman enn
bi discusa. Tla-is only a trmth of chnr
bitunUni ou Mrs. IjeaseN iart. There is
nothmg in the ceremony of a lewd, vulgar.
Humooest or oixrene lint u re. '
ta ,rt MaMiaie eerets.
"How do yon account for ilrs. Ieose'a
pnNM-.ion of the Mnsonic grip, and also
for her itaiiii to know I lie ritual aud se
cret words of th onlcrV
Tht U the simplest thing In the world;
yon or anybody else can ajire the same
knowledge U yon will sh.-im1 a doltar or
two on books that ore rxisinrs of the order.
There are several surh pnhlicntions imj
they are quite accurate. Morunn's
was pubiished lift r years ago anil naKTl
Inost rs'rfwt, so much so that after it np
p ared the grand lislge of the stale of New
York i luitiited Its ritual.
Hut Tke IH. Not I m.l stasnn.
"Then there is a remilar !ul!irnliou
whose otily purpose in exist ing is the ex
irtsye of the rites, griis, pas-.v.rtl. etc.,
of secret orders. Its editor ih a Mummi who
tarn ktel. but his -xMure was neciirate
as far as it went. io you nt, I y these
means, Mrs. IjtMf miglit have acquired
cousidernble siijterlicial knouegi- of Ma-sour-,
while in reality knowing nothing,
In-catise in all these ejkMKes there has Irrn
an ersentinl element lacking. If it were
not soauylHsly might Is-come n Masou by
reading, bat no .Mnsrni wns ever foolt il by
one of these Mssik Masons.' There i.t ul
ways a test which tliey cannot iast."
MAKES HIM FEEL MELANCHOLY.
Mr. lease's Tlalm l Height Templar
Membership t'ammeated On.
Mr. llnrnard was evidently not feeling
happily deposed toward the lady from
Kansas. lie continued:
"I am disappointed in Mrs. Iase. I
stated the other day that I did not think
lie had made the statements attributed to
her, but bad been misrepresented. I had
considerable respect for her as a Woman
but t ling for the rights she thought her sex
should nave, and of earnest and sincere
convictions. This bosh she is talking
makes her an object of disgust to the.
l,nut,iV or more Masons in the United
States, every one of whom knows that her
statements are nothing hut lies."
"Hut she wearsa Knight Templar's cross
ami claim to lie a Knight Templar or
"Sodiswmjrwile wear a Knight Tem
plar's charm. rs dot he wives aud daugh
ter of many Knight Templars. epuciully
when traveling. That dm-su't make them
Knights. It does secure them many honest
attentions; protects them from insult, and
tn cne of illness or accident would secure
th b-t scrvicea of Mastais wherever tliey
were. The order of the Eastern Star, com
piswl ot women, mostly relatives of
Msous, is affiliated with our order, but is
mA acquainted with any of its secret. It
in ovr strong, and is a powerful
ad junrt l"C goaaL
Through it we iuvestlgitte cases of auf
feeing, and in many canes where we, as
Masisas, cannot help a brother who has
been a backslider and whose wife or cbil
drca may ba suffering, we ran do it
Ibrowr.h the Eastern Star. Hume women
are among the finest in this city or in the
country. Tuey do a, coble Work, but
there ia not oaw of them who doe not
know that Mrs. Lease is a fraud and are
disRusted with brr apUb aiauiga or news
Manns all ever the country, in the mean
tiaee, are laughing and chocLliug over
Mn. Lean preleasious. Especially ab
surd to them U hr cLuui to Ui a Kuiht
Totuiiar. wbjcb tber xtsnti u a hne joke
Which notie bnt. ntu m- t ( .
" j van
appreciate. "Ooea Mary Mien wear pants,"
rather irrelevantly said one Knight Tern
pliir, who hail evident I v never heard of
' " m viie amiauie caitor 04 the
New York Sun that only "gents' went
"Iieally that Wthe aueslion in her
I'll less ahe hail ivc.fi.H K ...
as a man for some time she oouhi never
1" nnouKo i no wn or x I e
irrees necessarr to nnoh .v., . w 01
nays she will present her papers to the
' i"k 01 .tiiKKouri. .Mary Kihat ia
got any papers. Any lodge that 'Would
issue them to her would soon be minus its
THE MATTER WAS LIBELOUS.
Victoria Woodhnll W las a Might V let or?
n ine Kngll.li t'anrts.
LONDON. Feb. !. IntlieoneonVhcnot.
division of the high court of justice, Bar.tn
I'oiiock, in, summing up in the cose o."
Mrs. John Biddulph Martin (Victoria
noodhull) atminst the trustees of fh
British museum, said that nobody in
VICTOKIA TiOUUIIt'IX M.VUTIX
Engliind, uot evon trustees of the Kritish
museum, with statu tary duties to per
form could alter the ordinary law of liliel
and lunke a law for themselves superior
to com men law. Probab'.v the jury, he
added, would apply a different, test for
vure and caution, in the rase of an im
mense national institution, to that inl
ine. Continuing, liaron Pollock re
marked that the library was couilucted for
pmlit, although the law was the same iu
The jury after two hours' nltseuce found
that the matter eeutaincd in the two books
relating to the lti-eclier-Tilton trial, com
plained of by Mrs. Martin, was libelous
thoucu the defendants and their agents
acted upon t lie bona-iide belief that they
were discharging thoir statutory powers
and duties and did not know the liooks
were libvlotiH. -They were not guilty of
negligence, but tees, did not diattliarge
their duty with proper . care and rautiou
and the judgment n abayjhry was thnt
they be B'seMcdjlteintres to the amount
.rf rMshinrny .itJ-""' law will La
One Hen Attacks Another with an Ax la
N the Itarkrye Hlate.
I.hl., ).,' Feb S". Samuel Seitx cut
Charles Clark almost into shreds near
MidJlcpoiiit. (lark fraught the tinilwr on
the farm -cupicd by Seitz nnd went to
rut it. Seitz ordered him away, lint Clark
uid no attention and start etl into the
woimIs. when Seitz assnultetl him. Seitz
succeeded in getting the ax away from
Clark and began hitting him. jn the
struggle Clark's right hand was cut oil
and his liody liadly mutiluicd. Neighlsirs
hastened to tlie scene and had great diffi
culty in keeping Seitz from still further
rutting the Isitly. lie was covered with
the blood of his victim. There is talk of
Itocy Hanged Murtini in Kfltgjr.
Xi:r.t;A.st.v ClTV. Xeb., Feb. 'J8. The
triul of Z. T. 1iite uutl II. V. lbs-rath
for libeling Secn-tary of Atrricnltitre Mor
ton and his sou Curl by haugtug them iu
etligy began. Considerable feeling has
lieeu worked up over the matter nnd luO
4an were exainincil ln'ture a jury was ob-
Uiined. Attorneys claim thnt the trial ia
of t he greatest importance, as involving a
unique precedent, Alauy lawyers are em
ployed. After I he Itoby tiamltlera.
C'Kowx lttST, Ind., Feb. -. Judge Gil
lett of tbo Ijike circuit court has called
the grand jury together, and it is hinted
that a thorough investigation of the
gambling methods now running at full
blast at Hoby will be looked into. The
jury will be instructed and then there is
a good prospect that all the bookmakers
and tin-horn gamblers now engaged at
that resort will In indicted.
ONE MORE SCABE
ym Hamtleanly luaane.
GAUSr.riH!, Ills., Feb. -M. Charles Coe,
for fifteen years harmlessly insane, jumped
from his bed and rushed to tlie home of
Ieter Berxlniul. a neigliimr, seized lterg
land by the throat, .and attempted to
strangle him. The neighlKirs beard the
shrieks for help and rushing in rescued
llergland. although to tear Coe loose re
quired the efforts of four men. Ltergluud
was severely in j ured.
Arguments In the Pavey Caaa.
SruiNGHtLD, Ills., Feb. 28. The argu
ment in the ex-Auditor Pavey case were
concluded in the circuit court here. As
sistant Attorney IJcneral M. L. Newell
closed fisr the state anil la-Id the auditor of
thestatewasentitled to but one salary. At
the clone of the arguments the court sus
tained the demurrer of the state to all .tlie
defemlatit'a plena but three. The defvuae
filed leave to atu-tfii-
Tatk mt (ihMbtaoe's Ketirearnt.
LoNUtiS, Feb. Si AH tiolit ical Kugland
is agog with resirta that Gladstone has
resigned the premiership, retaining bis
teat in parliament and iu the cabinet. It
is alleged that he has rent 1 li r.-signatiou
to the queen, asking that IbweiH-rrv ls ap
pointed "acting" premier All that those
supposed to know tne U. O M.'s inten
tions will aay is that the atau-meut is en
BeasarkaM imt mt a Kifle tdaot.
Shh x ClTV, Ia., Feb. 28. Henry Fulton
was shooting at a target placed against
the side of a building iu the suburb of
James. The rifle ball panel entirely
through two buildings, penetrating lour
walls iu iu course, aud struck and killed
John Lttfcin, who was paaiax by.
Of the Jury BriberylOrder in
AH ntTESTIGATION FOVl GOnTDJ.
mt the TrlKl AsstreW Poy Usteaa
;rlth SatlsfaetiiHS to Janlaj rtag's Aaualy
ats of Mrs. Foy's Tntlam rt-Uttle Boy
Terribly Mangled by a Io -The Mother
Also Blttea Well-Know riekpeeket
Arrested The Smallpox; .
Chicago, Feb. 23. No Imi ediate action
will be taken as to the 1 isrges of at
tempted bribery of the Cong lin jury. An
investigation is in progress. When the in
quiry is finished the cvidenr will be laid
before Judge Tuthill. Tbei be will de
cide what he thinks best ' n do. Mean
while no bench warrants wil be issued for
the arrest of Uaililf Xewland "Mme. Der
mond and Mrs. Blaisc'.ell, as was alleged.
Judge AVing, in opening 1 1 the Couch
lin trial, made a bitter attacl on Mrs. Foy.
Sitting within the inelosnr next to old
Dennis Coughlin, father of lie prisoner,
was the woman's husband, Andrew Foy.
lie seemed to enjoy the caus ic comments
of which his wife was t he vi t tm. Foy is
a daily attendant at the t:til.
SHOOK HIM LIKE
mi The mot her
dfc with her
Famr-Tear-Old rhieago Boy -gladly Muti
lated by a Ravage Bog.
CniCAOO, Feb. i-S. As be -alas playing in
a yani in the rear of the family home at
inn Fultou street with a sarafe Newfound
land dog Tommy O'Hara, tie 4-year-old
son of Lieutenant 0'IIanif the West
Ijikr Street Police statkiiil was almost
torn to pieces. The flesh froju the little
fellow's left arm was Jitcnilfc- torn from
the bone from the sliotsVler to the elbow.
The hand nnd wrist of the. snine nnu were
also severely bitten, and tli Ikij-'s head
and fare were so badly lacttVite.! by the
teeth of the dog that be can har.lly be
Mrs. O'Hara heard her ly screaming
and when she ran to his assialancc the dog
hail the child, who is xn:uli for his age,
in his mouth una was slmkljs him like a
rat. The dug would first slikehim nnd
throw him to one -side and ulen renew his
attacks aud shake him HgainS The mot her
fearlessly attacked the dfc
lmnus. She succeeiled in gc
away fri'in the bnite. but
left hand had In-en bitten in Severn! tilaees.
Five surgeons thoroughly examined the
boy and found tl.at he had not o:,ly lieen
bitten about the left arm, face and head,
but that, he had also lacerations on his
legs, right arm and bark. One of the dog's
tusks, tlie doctors say, has pcuctrnted the
brain, aud the little fellow's recovery is
Well-Knnwn Pickpocket Jailed.
CliirA'JO. Feb. 2S. "Samuel of I'osen,"
pi ijlwiil.i the best kuown 4ickiockct in
the country, is under arrest fit the Central
stutionflle lum been dentiCed positively
as the man who rohlied K. Clark For
sjtheof A'sSlin cash and Jiijouo in certifi
cates .f deposit on a AVubaslt avenue cable
car. A prominent ImsiiK-ss than who was
on the car at the time of tborobliery iden
tified him as tLe man what was pushing
and crowding on, the front plat form aud
w 110 jumped and ran jut bdiore ilr. For
sthe discovered he had been robbed.
The certificates of deposit wete rettirued to
Mr. Forsyihe by mail last Saturday.
Mole the Matron's I'txiVtliook.
Cl!K r, Feb. 2s August SchriKtler, a
very pr4ts- little girl, 12 years old, was ar
restesiu the complaint of hii father, lie
said that she was nncotitrollile and that
be was" uuulile to do anything wit h her.
The girl was placed iu charge of .Matron
Brewer at the V, est Chicago Avenue sta
tion, but before she had been there ten
minutes she had stolen liie uiatrou's
ocketbook. It was totHsd tiinrealea iu
her clothing. -
Policemen In.lii led forWiirder.
Cl!ic.ii, Feb. 2!v The grand jury lias
indicted Thomas .1. Morau And Michael
Healey 011 a tdmrge of iinirdt-. The men
are police oflicers of t he DtWriug Street
station. Dec. 2C, Mor.mt.hot Charles
Swauson.wbo lirst attempted-') slxsit him
lie claims. Swauson died the folhm-iug
day. The January Tcraud ioJrv refused to
ilitiict the o 2iL-ers. t
Crashe:! into the '?!.
ChicAuo, Feb. 28. Tha . Fer.iinand
Schlesiuger, a steel stcamlkiat 0 feet
long, one of the biggest vjsv.-ls on the
lake, crushed into the four-mA- crib, tear
ing away what the hurriraue of three
weeks ago left of the landing On the south
of the structure Nobody was hurt but it
was a narrow cscn for lorty-four meu.
Smallpox I Sprcadtug.
Chicago, Feb. 2S.-The saialliiox epi
demic is spreading. KightcAu new cases
were taken to the pestbuustj, the largest
number in nny one lay on record, and
there arc imticnts there now. the hu-ir-
i3 uuiuuer uunng me year,
Mko H5 55,
AMD KOT TKE TESTinC"lALS
CF PURCBAUril CHESTS.
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Knee pants, worth 25 cents, at 13
Shirtwaists, worth 25 cents, for 13
Underwear, worth $1, for -3 cents.
Suspenders, worth 50 cents, for 25
cents. See window.
Pants warranted not to rip, worth
$1.25, for 75 cents.
Boys pants, sizes 14 to 18, worth
$4, for $2.
Pants, worth $3.50 to $4, for $2.39.
Overcoats, worth $10, for $5.99.
Woolen sox, worth 25 cents, for 1 2
Stiff hats, worth $2.50 and $3, for
Fleece lined underwear, worth $1,
for 69 cents. x .
Child's overcoats, worth $1.50, for
Suits, worth $15 to $18, for $ia
Overcoats, worth $15 to $18, for
Overalls, worth 50 cents, for 25
Boys' and children's caps, worth 50
cents, for 19 cents.
Heavy leather faced mitts, worth
50 cents, for 25 cents.
Men's Mackintoshes, worth $9, for
S6. New goods.
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