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MOCK ISLAND ARGXJ
VQL XHH. CO 55 B0Cg IgLAin)i ILL SATURDAY, DSCE3C3. 22. lSSt. PSK3 CZ3I3.
TO TEST IT.
Takn tO Contest the j,n
income tax. m
NEW YORK BANKER BEGINS
Wants the Government Re
strained from Collecting.
The Case Only One of Many
Attacks on the Law.
HAYWARD PLEADS GUILTY.
Miscellaneous News of the
Day by Wire.
Washington-, Dec. 22. The first
-ti'P have been taken in the district
remc court to tost the constitn
tiniiality nf the income tax law.
,..!m C." Moor, of the New York bank
in.' lirni. by his attorneys has ap
plied for an order "restraining
C iinmis-ioner of Internal Hevenue
MiUer. from assessing or collecting
the tax on bis income. Because of
the importance of the action it is
expected the court will fix an early
1l.1v for a hearing. This is only one
nf a number of legal attacks soon to
'e made on the income tax, each
1iu-m1 an different ground. The
moving parties are New York busi-ne-s
men. It is the intention to
:mmler those who refuse to pay the
i and appeal to the courts in each
Minneapolis, Dec. 22. Harrv
tl.ivwanl. aecusnd of Instigating the
murder of Catherine Ging, was ar
raign-il this morning and plead
rruiitv. J he case was et for Jan.
:. The Blixt case was set for the
-;.rae dav. ilayward lost none of
hid -rango noncholance, and seemed
tr consider the matter somewhat in
the li'iit of a joke.
Vmit Fire in LaCroM.
LaCuosse, Wis , Dec. 22. Shortly
Wfore 9 Ibis morning lire started in
the White House department store of
'.in- l.aCrosse Dry Goods company
ami -pread rapidly. The loss is al'
r aciv 100,000 and it is still razing.
Ml'.- Ilattie Loveioy, head milliner.
iiinip.jil from the third story window
urvl i- probably fatally injured.
Uale la llrltatn.
I."NioN, Dec. 22. A severe gale
ha- been blowing all over Great Brit
ain, and numerous inner casualties
ar reported at sea and ashore. The
steamer Helen Mar was driven ashore
n the north coast of Ireland, and
l"iit m the crew drowned.
Iby .ay a IMagerae Trie.
K x kfouii, Ills., Dec. 22. S wen Swan-
n mitl Leonard IVtorsoti. two Swedish
h!-. nf this city, who have been reading
'l:i:ie iiiivcls. hanged Arthur Bcrgstrom,
li .vni.U", by the Deck "Just In fun." Tho
i threw the rope around bis nock and
ili n ver a true and puliad him up. beo
ni; .trangiTs coming tlM'T let go just in
ti.ue to save his lite. His neck Is very
r,'. The other boys were taken into
c urt mid lined.
No aoire" (Mild In Maryland.
Il.;.TlMii;t, Dec. S-J As a result ot
J u -1 1 --. - llnrlau's recent decision sustaln-
the Ma4nehu'tt law pertaining to
tii- sale of oleoiiiurgarino. Armour & Co.,
w'l.mere periinps tho Inrgi.-st dealers in
I'li'.terliw in th state, have dwided to
.1 . 1 1 11 1 handling the article in Mary'
' "'I Al! uf the other wholesale dealers
! uh'MinarpiriiiH have also closed Up.
Iti.lmp JfMMiph Tlinmpoa Irafl.
Nt.wuiriui, N. Y.. Deo. SM. Bishop
- I'ii TloiiniMon. D. D.. M. D., of the
1 .'- in .Methodist Kpiscopal Zlon church,
1 !, njri'd ;i years.
'I liree Sallnr. Itnriwil tn lleatli.
V.M.i.no, Cal., Dec. S2. tho old Phihv
u 'i'hm iiimse, known as a sailor's house,
;1 and J;ick Finn, John Bell and
Jimlyn were burned to death.
lyn was quartermaster on tho United
'.msi aeamer Inuepuiiaence.
l ire at Marsballlown, la.
;.uii.lltowx, la., Dec. 33. Tho dry
"'..' uf the Kirmlnicb glucose plant was
un,i Wtn tH uun tents. Adjoining
'ii'lilimrs were badly damaged. The loss
7 " probably reach (OO.UOO: Insurance,
lJr "bably the meanest thief ever
'ilit is Lonis Bonrgard of Paris, who
r'1" ntly, while riding in a cab, ripped
tin. cushions, tied the horsehair
a parcel, sold it while the cab
w.iited f,,r i,ju, anj with the money pro
ifd from selling his "plunder" paid
caliiuan his fare.
A retiident of England, who has been
"rie times married, wedded a woman
had bacn three times a widow.
Lniidren were born in all cases, so that
J"i!dren of soven different parentages
,lv under the same root
Alljuimerqne, N. M., was named by
(hit V 1 ., m ...
'iiiuuHn ironi a town ox tne same
o in Spain, which took its title from
A'puoiiso d' Albuquerque, a famous Por
8CHMITTBERGER TELLS HIS STORY.
lne Note Gotham Police Captain Makes a
New York, Dec 32. Maximilian C.
Schmittberscr. cantaln of nnii .
nnnd of tho "tenderloin" district,
. ulPmloa the Lexow com-
ttoe to tho .
- . .no viibirv ponce
system of New York city, with the execp.
tion of Superintendent Byrnes and a few
mum, was rotten to the core: that black.
mail and bribery, extortion and corrup
tion wore araimon crimes In the depart-
"urns, anu tint mercenary methods alone
actuated his fellow officers. His charges
Implicated Inspectors WUliamg and Mc-
AToy, ex-Inspector Steers, Police Com
missioners Jamc3 B. Martin and John a
Came to Tell the Whole Troth.'
Captain Schmlttberger's first words al
most were that he came to tell the whole
truth and they caused a sensation.
Schmittborgcr said he joined the force in
187 and was before thnt a confectioner.
He paid nothing to be made patrolman.
He was first assigned to the Tenderloin
precinct. Ho was there two vears and
knew tho precinct well. His duties ot first
were on account of a pull he had with tho
sergeant at the desk. Ho said that ward
politicians had a good denl to do with pro
motions, and he had heard of cases where
a patrolman paid a seracaut niont-v to be
assigned to light work.
Maine. Souie o the Go-lletweena.
"Now, captain, testtnionv has bm.n tnlrer
here that there are a number of men in
this city who are known ns 'no-bet weens.'
They ore really not connected with the de
partment, but in order to get an appoint
ment is it uccossnry to o to them. IK)
you know any of these men?"
'There is Charier Grant. Commissioner
McClnves' secretary, uud a man named
Meyer, a tailor on Broadway." He said
oilicers defied rules of the department and
were sustained in it bv tho Tanimunv
Hall club, of which Commissioner jhee-
han was tho president. Witness is a mem
ber of the club, as are also Cairtains D.-v-
ery. Price and Strauss. He admitted that
in ills precinct the excise law was openly
violated and that disreputably women
and criminals did as the? pleased. Thcv
could nut, ho said, have done this without
special nrrangemuut with the pnllec.
Captain hchmittbcroor admitted that
owing to political influence munv of his
subordinates were able to defv him. There
was a tueld understanding for tho protec
tion 01 lust houses and I aw breakers.
Tho captain went on to tell what he
knew of several dives in his precinct
which were frequented by all the crim
innls of New York. He said further that
no proteuse of observing the excise law at
these places was ever made, and the fast
women and criminals did o they pleased.
Goff asked about the famous Clotulle and
art gallery attached thereto, which be-
cauio so notorious bclure it was sup
pressed. Witness acknowledged that tho
dive had not been closed before because It
was under police protection.
Has Jeatta in oorhis' Honesty.
W itness reviewed his services as a ser
geant briefly and came to his appoint'
ment as a captain. He was 'appointed by
Commissioner oorhis, did not pay a cent
and believed V oorhis was honest and all
the charges ngninst him false. He had
heard of tho dock contributions. "Ward
man Vail told him of it. I told him '.
did not want to keep It up, and he told
me thnt I was a d n fool; that men had
Just as soon give it up as not and I might
as -well get it." And he nod finally agreed
to the scheme.
"And Vail was your collector, I be
lieve?" "Yes, for about two montlis, and
then Gannon was appointed. I would
like now to brand Vail as a liar for saying
on this stand that I wanted all the money
from the mm." Vail collected about 190
a month, but the captain did not have to
give any of It up to other officials. Wit
Dm then went on to say that he had had
conversation with Inspector Steers, who
told him that there was little money in
the precinct and he could have it all. He
did not like tho precinct and at his own
reauest was transferred to another. Here
there was only policy shops to bleed.
There were ten shops and be got tSO a
month from each. The Bohemian Liquor
Dealers' association paid 80 a month and
he got 80 per cent, of it. But he was called
upon to divide in this precinct, and tho
audience was thrown Into a commotion
when he said that the man ho divided
with woo the celebrated Captain Williams,
who got tW a month, except once when he
got Then there was a "shakeup"
nnd Schmlttbcrocr was transferred again.
Policy shops here paid fGUO a month and
pool rooms 200.
EXPERIMENT WAS A FAILURE.
A Film Conceit! a Murderer's Photograph
la a Woman's Eye.
JAMESTOWN, N. Y., Dec. 23. Tho re
moval of the murdered Mrs. Shearman's
nn for a second photographic expert'
ment has not been rowarded with sue-
on. The eves are covered with a film
which prevented discernment of tho flg-
11m smn before Various chemicals wore
triled to clear the eyes, but failed and .the
nrnprlmont was abandoned.
Coroner Bowers, Fred Marsh and Sher
iff Jenncr said that they would take their
oath that the figure was plainly visible be
fore the eyes were taken ironi tne oouy.
Thn mmner thinks it was a mistake to
thn tvR9. and that if the eyes had
been undisturbed tho photographs could
easily have been obtained. Aiuon lnioress
was taken in this experiment, and the
outcome will bo a disappointment to many
.ho xnected to securo a photograph from
the eves with tne nope uibouiiiu
olew to the murderer.
Chicago PoUc lavesttgattaa.
minion Dec 23. Attorney A.
Trade has been asked and will accept the
position of examining counsel for the
sab-committee of the police committee of
the city council that wUl investigate the
Chicago polios department In much the
amenianner as the Lex ow committee in
New York has operated.
Ho matter what your trade may be
Aa kerbaUst or batter
Or soBMUVng else. I say to thee
If yon have aafht tbe matter,
Don take the old i'j e griping pills
That rather cause tain cure your Ills;
bat take Dr. Pleree's Pleasant Pallet, for they
small sad Dissent ta take aal are
prompt and eSeetWe la tMr eessttoa. wy
cats Indigestion, aick (headacae. WBoaeness, di-
ordered Urer aad hanttaal consupawm.
French Officer on the Court
CAVE HTFOEYATIOS TO GEEMAHY.
Kaiser Billy's Government Puts la a Pro.
test and That Adds to the Importanee
of the Case Prospect of a Seam of
Drametle Events Collision la the Eng.
Hah Channel w'k No Fatalities Japan
Paris, Deo. 22. The court martial ot
Captain Dreyfus for high treason has as
sumed the proportions of a grave political
event. The trial Involves not onlv tho
fate of a portion of the cabinet, but also
serious diplomatic consequences. The
trial is secret, on account of the German
government's protest against the use of
the evidence which was stolen from the
desk of the German embassv. The nrose.
oution hopes to conceal the fact whether
this evidence was presented to the court.
Unsigned and Undated.
This evidence consists of a single sheet
' note paper, unsitrned and undated.
Here it is:
'Sir: According to our agreement. I
send you (1) a design of the new artillery
Drake recently experimented with at
Bourges; (S), the effect of Madagascar
expedition corps; (3), the number of troops
ana ,iuil description now guarding the
eastern frontier; (4), tho manual for artil
lery practice just issued in a limited num
ber of proofs."
The prosecution assorts thnt there is no
doubt that this note Is in Drevfus' hand
writing. The crisis in tho political situa
tion is accentuated bv the election of the
Radical, M. Brisson, to the presidency of
the chamber. The conviction has become
general that a series of dramatic events
in French political affairs is close at
COLLISION IN THE CHANNEL.
An Unknown Vessel Kaon Into the Steamer
London, Dec. 22. The steamer Mnns-
tcr, conveying the moils and a full com
plement of passengers from ; Holyhead to
Kingston, came into collision in the chan.
ncl early in the morning with an un
known steamer. The stronger struck tho
Munster on the port side, carrying awny
her port wheel, and vanished in the dark
ness. The shock disarranged the wires
on board tho Munster, extinguishing her
There was gmal consternation among
the passengers, and the confusion was in
creased by the fact that the boat was In
such total darkness that the extent of the
damage could not readily be ascertained.
The Munster, completely disabled, drifted
about in a perilous position for several
hours. Some time after daylight she was
sighted by a vessel which came to her as
sistance and towed her to Holyhead.
Several of the passengers and crew wore
hurt by flying splinters, but none was
Talks with the Grand Ytzier.
Constantinople, . Dec 2a United
States Minister Alexander "W. Terrell had
along interview with tho grand vizier.
General Djovda Pasha, during which
the . question of sending un American
delcgute with tho Turkish commission
appointed to Inquire into the reported
outrages in Armenia is stated to have
been definitely settled. The result of
this conference is not obtainable here,
but it is believed that Mr. Terrell has
sent a cable message on the subject to
Direct Pence Negotiations,
Shanghai, Dec 22. It is reported on
good authority that direct poace negotia
tions are proceeding between Pekin and
Tokio. The Japanese fleet has left Fort
Arthur and steamed southward. Its des
tination is not known.
Lord Randolph Churchill 111.
London, Dec 23. The St. James Ga
zette learns that Lord Randolph Churchill
Is returning homo by way of Egypt and
Marseilles. Tbe condition of his lufalth is
very serious, and his friends are fearful
that he cannot recover.
The Pope Auks for Aid.
Rome. Doc. 2 S. The pope has addressed
a conndential message to tno cabuiets at
the several European powers, calling at
tention to the troubles in Italy and invit
ing the support of the powers in the event
Madden Out of the Itace.
CHICAGO, Dec. 22. Martin B. Madden
has formally announced his withdrawal
from the race for the Republican nomina
tion for mayor of Chicago. He hns had
the matter under advisement for several
days, and although strongly urged by his
friends to remain in the field he an
nounced that bo was no longer to bo
considered a candidate, and that, be would
give his support to George B. -Swift.
Downing Cela Notice of Contest.
YIKGIXIA, Ills., Doc 22. Hon. Finis E.
Downing, Democratic congressman -elect
from this, tho Sixteenth, district, has been
served with notice of contest by John L
Kinaker, the defeated Kepub liuun candi
date. Rinaker charged mistakes or frauds
in each of tho 1(S0 voting divisious or pre
cincts of the district.
SAHiide of a Yeang Lady.
Clinton, la., Dec 22. Miss Wanny
Markcl, a highly respected young lady of
Clinton, jumped from the Clinton and
Illinois high bridge into the Mississippi
r.ver. She was dead when the body was
discovered. No cause is known.
Engineer and Fireuiaa Bart.
Littlb Rock, Ark., Dec 2. Tbe
north-bound Cannon Ball was wrecked at
Walnut Ridge. Engineer Stansbury and
Fireman Trendley were caught in the
wreck andseveruly though not fatally
Rudy's Pile Suppository is guaran
teed to core piles ana constipation
or money refunded. Fifty cents per
box. Send stamp for circular and
free sample to Martin Rudy, Lancas
ter. Pa. For sale by T. EL Thomas
and Harts Bahnsen, druggists.
Bock Island, XU.
WILSON NOT ANXIOUS.
Mot Worried Over Qernmny's Gather go on
Washington, Deo. 23. Chairman Wil
son of the ways and means committee
says no consideration has yet been given
to further tariff legislation which would
overcome the disagreements between this
country and Germany, Franco, and Aus
tria as a result of the differential duty on
the sugar of those countries. After tho
German ambassador had made a vigorous
protest against tho duty, Germany closed
her ports against American meat prod
ucts, Denmark followed suit, and a gen
eral warfare between the I'nlted States
and sugar producing countries hat
seemed imminent. Under these circum
stances it was believed that congress
would take off the differential duty nnd
thus restore commercial harmony. Wil
son says, however, that any steps in that
direction must be taken by the senate
where the house bill for free sugar is now
pending with amendments. The senate
iinance committee, in reporting back the
free sugar bill, struck out the entire text
f the house bill and inserted a 40 per
cent, ad valorem duty on sugars.
No reference was made to the differen
tial duty of .-4t sC a per cent, against
countries - paying an export duty on
sugars, so that the omission to mention it
is said to have the effect of reioaling the
differential. Tho subject is therefore
ready be taken np whenever the senate
considers the free sugar bill and Mr. Wil
son docs not consider it accessory to get
np an independent measure dealing with
the differential against foreign eMSawic
Mr. George H. Davis of Chicago, who is
here to nrge the repeal of the differential
in order thnt German ports may be re
opened to American meats, has not vet
conferred with Chairman Wilson or any
members of tho ways and ucaas com
mittee. Mr. Wilson does not apj,-nr to he
greatly Impressed by the effort to have
the embargo removed on American meats.
"When we have the ment trust allied
against the sugar trust," ho said, "there
is hope that the people may secure some
Perjured Hlutaeff Like a Genllrinan."
Hanover, Dec 22. Herr Leusa, a mem
ber of the rclchstag, was convicted of wr-
jury in denying charges of adultery In tho
divorce proceedings brought by Dr.
Schautz. II err Leuss was sentenced to
three years penal servitude and live years
deprivation of his civil rights.
Storm m the Black Hilla.
OMAHA, Dec 2-2. A terrific rain and
snowstorm prevails In nortliw.-stern No
bniska und the Black Hills. All tule- I
graphic facilities within the hills are cut
off In this direction and no wires arc work
ing in Nebraska west of Chadmn.
Mew York Finaaenfl.
Xew York, Dec. II.
Money on ca'l easy at 1 -llt kv ceat. Prims
mercantile riper 2iil'- pi).4 cent, fcleruns
exchange dull, with actual busineja in
bankers' bills at W-.&lStll.i f,r demand and
f7l SltiT-Vi for sixty days; K-ted ratal 4rt-l
4rt) and 4-4)'s4; commercial bilu 4i$
Silver nrtiflcate 6") bid; no salei; bar sil
ver Mexican dollars M.
United States government bonds 5's regular,
118; ua coupons IIMI4; 4's regular 111; i t
coupons ll&)-4: 2s regular 87; Pacifl; S' of
Ka, K .U
Chicago Grain nnd ProJnoa.
Chicago. Pec 2r.
Following were the quotations on tho Board
of Trade t-jduy: Wheat He-'cmi. ir, opened
63c, cloned 5c; slay, opened frj. closed
5Hc; July, oiieued Hc, cloAcd &'s Corn
Decern b-r, uiiened ViVac, closed 45c; Janu
ary, opened 4t, closed 4W: . 3Sjxy. op -ned
4Uc, closed 4BVC Oata Decern her, opened
29c, closed SHs-. January, upened 212,
closed 2t-v4; May, opened UJc. closed 31v.
Pork January, oiiened 811. TA closed fll-'iTU,;
May. opened SI2.0O, closed $11. HV Lard
January, opened 8K.M), closed $tf .771
l'rod'ace: Batter Extra creamery, Sn per
lb; extra dairy, 91c: packing -stuck. Mt<a.
Eggs Fresh st ick, 21c per dux, .otsotX. Live
poultry Chickens. bWlb'e per lb: turkeys,
7&tc; docks. 7CuHlc; ami. r-.UU ii4i.il per
dcz. Potatoes Hurbaaka, 437t."r per bo;
Hubrons, 47t&4sc; early ream. :ia,lHe. Bwvet
potatoes Illinois, tl.2fr&l.fiti. Cnmbmiice
t:ope Cod. fair to ch' ice, H.oiv. per bid;
fancy. ta.HUiiU.7A. Honey White clover, 1- b
sections new stock, twaite: broken comb.
ll)jj,12c: dark comb, poor packaus, Su; a trained
California, Mtfttc per lb.
.Chicago Un Stools.
Chicago, Dec SU
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock Yards
toduy ranged as follows: Hoes Estimated
receipts far the day, 38.W); roles ranged at
-" 103,4.00 pigj, o.8.V(04.a, light, W. 004.20
TuuKh packing, t4-OU($4..Vi nuxed, and 9iJua
4.7u heavy packing and ahipping lots.
Cattle Receipts fur the day-6.511; a nota
tions rangud at Su.W Q, U 10 Christmas
beeves, tt.Ua.&5.8" choicj to extra ship
ping steers. SI.4U93.U9 good to choice do..
aaijl.J5 fair to good, H.l.Vi(J.l common to
medium, do., 32.eo4ta.ait butchers steers. fS.10
tt&OU stackers. tK.8t.wa. 411 feeders. Sl.X&uVu
cows. S'X(:i.aU hotter. l.fc,fc:l:3J bulls, S2.2J
ttAlU Texas steers, t2.7a&4.2e western rancors.
and f2.UUattJi.jU veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.
S.0UU; sales ranged at S2.ltoa3.al) weatoras.
IL75.J2.UO Texana. L4ua3.7u naUves, aad 2JU
Cnicioo, Dec. 2. Wheat, tteady, Dec T I V
May t'z. Corn, lower, Dec. 44 tc May 48c.
Oits. eay, Dec nominal. Pork tay,' Jan.
1 11.75 I ard, easy. Jan. t6 70. S b. steadr.
CmcAeo, Dec St. Bogs, receipt IT.COf:
se lower Cattle receipts, SOS; aa ha rued Sharp
receipt! ftunO; flrai.
Hew xerk Teloney Clealng.
Ksw York. Dec. tB Boar on call. eeT at
IKS pereeat; prime atercaatue paper. ti at-
Bay-Timethv. CllOtIS: nntoayt. I10OSU;
wtla. tt9; siongh aM7 ; kaVra. IS.
racrr asd vavrtAnLsa.
Oatons SUc or ta.
Bnter- Fair to caoioa IcSM
Poultry camaa . SSM ; ti
Cattle -Butcfeets pay
Skeep SctMc .
Coal -Soft. loe.
Wood -4i.no per cord.
for corn fad saert
Ml leas, aanat ; eawea
For the unseasonable weather
having. Men's Suits, positively
$18 and $20, go for
Overcoats at same price?. Children's Suits and
Overcoats worth $4.00, 5.00, 6.00 and 7.00, all
First come. First served. Come everybody;
Tonight and M onday
While they last, all! all! all! all! all. Juvenile
books down, down, down, down, down.
Big, nice, elegant story and picture books worth
10c, worth 15c, worth 20c, worth 25c.
"Stories and Pictures of Animals"
Cinderella Fairy Book"
"Rhymes and Chimes"
"Bible Stories and Pictures" .
"Aunt Virginias ABC Book" .
Also you must remember our great big elegant story book with tinted
printing and tinted pictures, beautifully gotten up, only 2Sc so long
as they last. 25c, 25c anytime this evening or Monday if they last
Remember the Gunther's mixed candies at 10c a pound until gone
and the Gunther cream chocolates at 18c a pound while they last at
ALL, ALL, ALL, 5c, 5c,
17COf 17C3, 17C317C3 Ccccd nucscs.
we have been
worth $15, $16,
B - ROS.
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