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VOL. XT.TTT. BO 144
ROCS ISLAUD, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 18S3.
PBXC3 TXXBT2 CSZ3T3
CUBA AXD CUBANS.
Senator Call's Plan to Make
an End of Trouble.
EE PAV0E3 THE AHHEXATIOH IDEA.
Would Guarantee Cuban Bonds ta Upala
. , as a Set-Oft to Cobaa Independence, and
llelteves in Prompt Recognition of Any
Cmnnmt The Rebs May Set lp
Case of American Soipects Onr Samoan
Consul General as a Koater."
WAsniSGTOs, April 6 The attorney
general has received authentic informa
tion from Jacksonville, Fla., to the effect
that neitiierUnitei States Attorney Clarke
nor United States Marshal McKay par
ticipated in the meeting of Cuban syra
pathizurs held at Jacksonville, and that
all reports to the contrary are absolutely
false. Speaklns? of the mass meeting
and the resolutions adopted Senator Call,
of Florida, said : "I have frequently in
troduced in tho senate resolutions re
questing tho president of the United
States to open negotiations with Spain
looking to tho independence of Cuba on
tho basis of an issue of bonds to Spain by
Cubas compensation, these bonds to be
guaranteed to any reasonable extent by
tho United States.
In favor of I'ronipt Recognition.
"Secondly, I have called the attention
of tho state department to the condition
of affairs in Cuba and urged action In
lino with tho resolutions referred to and
shall renew thee recommendations when
ever opportunity offers. At present the
Cubans havo not established any provi
sional government that wa would recog
nize, but the moment they do organize
one that seems to have a reasonable
chance of permanence I shall strongly
urge their recognition as belligerents.
Nine-tenths of tho people of Cuba are in
favor of independence and most of them
are in favor of annexation to tho United
States. Cuba offers one of thoCncst
markets for us in tho world. It is one of
the richest and under proper sanitary laws
will bo one of the healthiest countries to
be found any whi.-ro and would be a per
fect garden it uudt-r our control.
Hopes ftr tnlms Independence
"Tho Cubans are courageous, bright
and quick-witted and make- excellent
citizens. In spite of the absence of public
schools in Cuba tho jeurNu have man
aged to keep themselves Very high in the
scalo of intelligence mid knowledge. Thi-y
pny an annual tribute of over f-2,mO (AU
to Spain, enough to maintain the army
that Is to bo used to try to crush them. I
earnestly hope for thir independence."
C'n of Too American tunpeets.
The Sunish government has promptly
Conctaled the request of the United States
that two American citizens, August Uul
t n and Gustavo Kichelteu, imprisoned at
Sauti.igo do Cuba lie given an opportunity
! establish their innocutico before a civil
tribunal. These men were picked up iu a
small b.Kit near Santiago by a Spanish
cruiser and brought to tho town and
placed in jail. United States Consul Hy
att serored their release, but they were
again orrestei under suspicion of having
landed Insurgents' on tho Cuban coast.
Instructions were cabled to Consul Hyatt
to protest againyt a trial by the marine
authorities, and to insist upon a detinue
accusation of crime mid either a iet-dy
trial or a civil trial. Tho depuitment has
reeeived a caolc message from Consul Hy
att saying that a civil trial had been al
lotted, and that the governor had person
ally os urcd him o( p edy action.
airLf-icAVg sjAmoan letters
A Consul General Who Adnpts the Free
and fc-tsy Mjle of Writing.
Vamiinoio.s, April 6. In the Samoan
correspondence just made public by the
state department there is a series of letters
from James 11. Mulligan, United States
consul general In Samoa, wliieh aro in
teresting from their free and easy stylo
of communication concerning diplomatic
nffairs. Speaking of Chief Justice Henry
Iiie, who preside over the court established
for Samoa by tho three pjwers, Ureal
liritaiu, (Jermauy and the United States,
"This so-colled chief justice is a very
pleasant and ugrecable gentleman. Na
ture has not been lavish with him in her
gifts, and he Is not up to the gaugj of
Daniel Webster. Ho is violently im
pressed with his own importance and
authority and the most melancholy fea
ture about him is that he labors under
the Impression thnt ho Is very smart, lie
is pulled up, consequential and devoted
to the interests ot Liu. He could wipe out
eight-tenths of the pending litigation and
prostiective appeals by a prompt decision
ot tlio only real question of moment that
lie has ever had before him, wnicn Is un
der the eighth section of article three.
-He persistently postponed deciding it,
and all in interest in such matters, such
as lawyers and all others except the com
missioners, aro along with him in It, for a
decision would almost certainly mean a
ereat falling off of cjntests and litiga
tion. My notion is that unless he hu a
personal scheme or ambition behind it, ho
t: nons his importance would bo lessened
like a collapsed balloon if ho decided it in
the only reasonable way it Is susceptible
"If the land litigation was once cleared
away the powers and publie would wake
up to the absurdity of labeling on or
dinary justice of tho pcaco witn the title
ot chief justice. I shall lay before the de
partment in the proper time and way tho
fact that this ermont attorney bas aclu
ally recommended and secured the enact
ment of a law depriving the king, wno is.
1 think, at least hit cnial in ability, of
the pardoning power save by his consent.
"1 protest, 1 have no rapture witn Mr.
IJe. who has been all courtesy to me;
but the grasping, petty ambition is so
acute, the humbug is so apparent, teat I
feel it my duty to convey to your eye
alone for your correct understanaing, me
impressions of a mere stranger free from
all friction or entanglement."
Our Fleet on a Moral Mission,
WAfUlNGToX, April 6. The order to
our European equadroa to visit some
Turkey in Asia ports was issued at tho
instance of the state department which
had received a letter from United States
Minister Terrell, at Constautinuple, sug
gesting this course. He reaurted teat tha
misswnario In Syria were in state ot
alarm in view o tiie turbulent feeling
uiamlesied by the Turks. While no overt
acts hnd been reported he felt that it
might be a judicious movement to send
home of our worships to the towns along
the sea coast (or the sae of the moral im
pression that would be mada.
COMPARISONS ARE GRATIFYING.
Dun's Review of Trade Hss a Decidedly
Xew Youk, April 6 R. G. Den &
Co.s review of trade says: Returns
showing tho condition of retail trado in
March throughout the country and the
distribution of goods and final comparison
with the same month in l&t and 1593
give gratifying evidence that in most
trades and districts marfcel improvement
over 1;4 Is realized, though on the whole,
lrade Is smaller than in 1?J3. Everywhere
also, the occurence of E ister in March
last year, but in April this year is found
to account for much diffirenco in the
volume of retail trado in quantities of
It is nevertheless larger than Inst year,
but on tho whole smaller than in 13. the
main difference in comparison with 1H3
being found in tho general decline of
price, which makes trade in value
smaller even where it Is clearly ns largo
or larger in quantity. Accounts from the
Chief centers of wholesale trade are also
encouraging this week. There is not only
a hopeful spirit but real gains in business
though not tquuliy distributed geograph
ically or as to branches of trade. The
best news from tho industries is that
labor troubles have beon settled or
Xext in importance is the better demand
for manufactured articles, which gives
greater reason to hope that recent ad
vances from the bottom may prove suc
cessful. Following tiie rise in c-ike there
have been this week sties of 2,iii,ti0 tons
of lake ore at about. 15 cents nd Vance, and
finished products are no longer inactive.
Bessemer iron rising to tl.'.K-, gray forg
to i common b;ir to t'o cents, struc
tural angles, 1.0., and plates 1 per ton.
Chicago shares in tho rise nnd the Illi
nois Steel company has achieved a notable
success in taking tho contracts for steel
plates for ship yards at Newport Xew
Tin has been higher In tin plates because
of purchases for l'acilio coast can tiers.
The cotton manufacture, once stimulated
by the rise in raw cotton, poison gaining,
though cotton has hnlte.L Hatter de
mand appears for many qualities, and in
ome slight advances in prices. Sales of
wool relL-ct tho renewed confidence of
manufacturers as strikes are out of tho
DANA'S CRIMINAL LIEcL CASE.
Hi. Lawyii Argues Against tiis Removal
Xew York, Aprils. The United States
district court, presided over by District
Judge Drown, presented a very lively ap
pearance when tho argument on the ap
plication of a warrant for tho removal to
Washington for Charles A. Dana, of tho
Xew York Sun, was begun. Promptly at
p. in. Judgo Brown entered the court
room and Lawyers I-.lihu Koot, S. H.
Clark and Franklin Uartlctt, counsel for
ana, were seated at the lawyer's table.
United States District Attorney Mae
farlane and his assistant, M. J. Kohler,
arrived a few minutes later. Macfarlane
stated tho facts ot tho case as soon us
Judgu Brown had announced that he was
reaily, and made a formal application
that a writ ot removal issue against tho
Klihu Koot for Dana claimed that Dana
had been arrested in this city on a war
rant which showed no offense except on
information and belief. Xo probable
cause had been shown for the issuance of
the warrant and arrest of the defendant.
Koot said that if tho judge decided that a
warrant of removal should be issued such
preceding would bo a violation of the
fourth iamendment of the constitution ot
tho United States.
SHILOH BATTLEFIELD REUNION.
Large Attendance of Veteran, on Both
Sides of the Ureat Fight.
XasnVlLLE, April 0 Tho reunion of
the veterans of the north and south which
bas begun on the b itthC-id of Shiloh is
largely attended. The object of tho as
semblage is to mark the positions occu
pied during tho memorable 1 attle by the
different Confederate and Federal com
During the three days of the reunion
there will bo present many representa
tives of the lame number of organizations
that took part in tho battle, special ar
rangements having been mado by the
railways and steamboat lines lor their
Meeting of Kailwsy Commissioners.
Washington, April 6. A call has been
issued by Allen W. Post for tho seventh
annual convention of the railway com
missioner to be held in this city on May
14 next at the office of the interstate com
merce commission. The call is issued
under authority' of a resolution passed by
the last annual convention of railroad
commissioners held in this city last May.
The railroad commissioners of all states
and state ofliccrs charged with any duty
in the supervision of railroads are re
quested to attend.
Onr Kelaturas with epsin.
Madrid, April 6. The CorrespondeneW
publishes the following official note: Ye
are in a position to declare that the atti
tude of the United States towards Spain,
in everything concerning Cuba, as in all
other questions, is inspired by sincere and
loyal Iriendship as has always been the
case In the past and as it will continue in
Ordered to Arbitrate the Matter.
Lima, O., April 6. Judge Ricks, ot the
United States court, has ordered the re
ceiver of the Columbus, Lima and Mil
waukee Railroad (company, to arbitrate
the matter of the right ot way and road
bed sought to be condemned by the Lima
Northern itauroad company.
Oh! My Back.
A rood many tired men and women
could pet rid of that pain in their
back if they wouM try Parks' Sure
Cure for the Liver and Kidneys.
The trouble is nscallr there, and
Parks Sure Cure reaches and cures it.
Sold by Harts & lllemeyer.
DOWN FORTY FEET.
Train of Cars on an Ohio Rail
way Takes a Plunge.
ETSTAKT DEATH FOS FOUR PEESOUS
Two Others Fatally Wonaded A Trestle
Gives Way, Letting the Train Into the
Chasm Freight Wreck Near Alton, Ills,
Eight Fatal Casualties, Four Dead and
Four Dying Beeovery of Bodies fro as
the Rains of the New Orleans Explosion.
Someefield, O., April 6. The morning
passenger train Xo. 638 on tho Bellaire,
Zanesville and Cincinnati railroad, con
sisting of engine, baggage car and passen
ger coach, left here on time and moved
along nicely until the train reached
trestle Xo. 93, near Whlgville, when the
coach jumped tho track, ran a short dis
tance into the trestle and turned over,
drawing the engine and baggage car down
with tho trestle. The engine turned end-
forced and the coach turned bottom up
with sides crushed in. There were four
killed outright as follows: Ell Lucas,
engineer, Somerfield, O. ; Ucnry Brown,
passenger, Bealsville, C; Mrs. Xathan
Young end lirtic daughter, Somerfield, O.
Two Persons Fatally Hurt.
The injured are as follows: Jesse Jones,
fatally injured, Sommerucld, O.; Xathan
Young, fatally injured, Souimerfield,
O.; Joseph Donoon, seriously in
jured, Barnesvillc, O. ; Frank Hol
land, baggagemaster, leg broken,
SommerQeld, O. The fireman, Jesse,
Jones, was pinioned beneath the over
turned engine and was badly cut and
scalded when found. Ho cannot live.
Xathan Young was rescued from the
coach, but ho cannot live. Xo examina
tion was made of his injuries, as ho is in
a precarious condition. The four killed
were killed outright. The engine and
cars are a total wreck and also the trestle.
The trestle over which the train over
turned was about forty feet high.
Details of tho Accidents
Tho road is a narrow-gauge and does
but littc business, beinz just ablo to meet
running expenses. The trestle Is a double
decked one, fully forty feet high, and con
sists of seventeen bents crossinia stream.
It is built on a curve, so that after drag-
eing the coach more than half way across
the structure the engine, too, was pulled
from the track and both car and engine
toppled into tho ravine below, carrying
down three bents of the trestle. The car
was smashed to kindling wood.
stayed at Tneir fost. to Die.
Both Jones and Engineer Lucas could
have saved thomselves by jumping, as no
great speed is attained by tho small en
gines in service on the road, but they
choose rather to remain at their posts.
Jones was a foundling reared in one ot
the infirmaries along the lino of the road.
HeFfcnwcd a disposition to get on in tho
and was also a favorite on the road.
WILL BE TIIK DEATH OF EIGHT.
Four Killed nnd Four Fatally Wounded ia
a Wreck in Illinois.
ALTON, April K. A ficight train was
wrecked on the Alton road at Wood River
bridge, three miles east of Alton. On tho
train were sixty laborers and tramps,
most of whom had just quit work on tbo
drainage canal near Chiniga Tho killed
are: David Hefty, Watertown, Wis.;
Frank Harrcman, Philadelphia; Charles
KelL Springtield, Ills., and Henry Blitz,
Xew Orleans. Fatally injured: John
Moran, Springfield, Mass., terribly cut
tnd bruised, totally paralyzed; Thomas
Cotts, has no home, right arm broken,
head badly cut and chest crushed; C. W.
Schroeder, Argentine, Kan., right orm
broken, also both legs, internal injuries;
llenrv Glass, Pennsylvania, jaw brokon,
shoulder dislocated, collar-bone broken,
and head badly cut.
The other injured are; Martin Pickens,
Chicago, bark sprained, cuts on head;
John Carrs, Cincinnati, scalp cut; Harry
illiams, Toledo, leg crushed; Theodore
Hunt, no home, ankle crushed; Will
Willet, Dallas. Tex., head and shoulders
hurt; James Hart, no home, head, legs
ar.d back cut;Char!esCuster. Llma.O.. hip
broken, back cut; Robert Senl, Xew York
city, nnkle crushed and kneecap dis
located; Otto Sendee, no home, internal
injuries, seriously hurt.
The aecident occurred on ooa river
bridge, which is an open structure, seventy-live
feet above the water. There is a
down grade here and the engineer ap
plied air brakes to the front cars as is
In tho middle of the train was an empty
flat car, and back of this a number of
heavily laden box cars. When the air
was applied the hcavv cars forced the Cat
car off the track, and in an instant four
teen cars went over the bridge. The
scene following was one of heartrending
distress. It was yet dark and chaos
reigned. The injured were brought to the
hospital here. The wreck is on the "cut
off," so that the trains were not delayed.
Xone ot tho train crew was hurt, as the
middle cars only went over the bridge.
The Explosion at New Orleans,
Xew Ouleass, Aprils. At this writing
but four bodies have been recovered from
the ruins ot the explosion which took
place from some unknown cause at the
comer of Deeatur and Ursuline streets in
a two-story brick building containing two
stores and rooms on the ground fljor.
One of these was occupied by Emtio Bou
let as a drinking saloon; the other by
Charles Saint he, who keeps a grocery and
ship chandlery. The bodies found are
those ot Charles Salathe and his wife,
Felix Kigot, a barkeeper, and James Ed
wards, employe of a fish stand.
More Chloora Wreckage Found.
Lapohte, Ind.. April 6. A large quan
tity of the wreckage of the steamer Chi-
cora was found by Captain Baldwin and
crew of the tug Diamond, ot Michigan
City. The steamer's upper wo ri: s are
frozen in ice about fourteen miles north
west ot Michigan City. A searching ex
pedition for the bodies of the vessel's
crew will be organized. Captain Baldwin
believes that the b xlies will be found em
bedded in tho ice fijes.
To purify, vitalize and enrich the
blood, sal give nerve, bodily and di
gestive s ength. take Hood's Smrsa-
COST OF GUARDING SEALS.
lieutenant Drake Bay the Government
Pays 107 for Each Skla,
Sax Francisco, April 6. Lieutenant
Commander F. J. Drake, who was In
charge of the United States steamer
Albatross during her last cruise in the
Arctic, in a lecture before the Y. M. C A.
on the recent developments in Bering sea
"I have made a calculation and I find it
costs Uncle Sam just 9i07 per skin to
protect, as I think, Canadian sealers.
From actual count the number of seals
caught by pelagic sealers during last year
was 9,1-70. Of this number 22,163 were
females. This means that every one of
these seals has feft a cub on the rocks to
die for want of nourishment and undoubt
edly another one to each female in the
embryonic state. This really represents
65, 31 seals destroyed outside the sixty
mile limit. Of the thirty-seven sealers
twenty-nine were British and thus we
are really protecting Canada sealers."
Honor for Helen Gould.
Xew Yore, April 6. Out of the eighty-
five women enrolled in the woman's law
class of the University of the City of Xew
York forty-eight reeeived the chancellor's
certificate. Among these was Miss Helen
M. Gould. To Miss Isabella Pettus was
awarded the prize scholarship, valued at
i-MO, entitling her to two years' tuition in
the university. Mrs. Edward A. Greeley's
essay prize of tio was won by Miss Helen
Leonora Blondel. Miss bratia Gollerand
Miss Julia Broughton Sutton gained hon
orable mention. Ten ot the successful
students aro married.
Attempt to Htow I'p Boat.
Pomebot, O., April 6. An attempt was
made at Minersvillo to blow up by dyna
mite the family boat of John Forbes, a
miner imported to toko the place of strik
ing miners. The boat was badly shatter
ed but no lives were lost. Fourteen men
have taken the places of old miners in
Williams mine and serious trouble is
feared. Forbes fired on tho dynamiters,
but they escaped. Tbero was a woman
and two children in the wrecked boat.
The situation is desperate in Miners vllle.
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