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THE HOOK TBITAND AUTO'S. MONDAY FEBltUABY 25, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Monday, Febecart 25. 1889.
Refsbrinu to the tariff reform conven
tion recently held In Chicago, the Herald
aays: "It credits the ace, the nation
and the intelligence of the people that.
at a time when no offices are held forth
as a reward, when no election approaches
for an issue, citizens will still gather from
ner and from far to give a consequential
Toice to the truth, to protest against the
enormities practiced by a war system of
government, and to keep aflame the fires
Just over the line in Wisconsin an un
fortunate Benedict has applied for a
divorce upon the grounds that are, to
say the least, novel, remarks the Free
port Bulletin. Be has been married only
five months, but he says that they have
been long and weary months to him and
that he can endure no more of them
He says that bis trouble I mainly arises
from the fact that bis wife positively
refuses to cut her toe nails. This Is a
most serious charge ao1 If the divorce is
granted, it will be a lesson to young
women, that they will do well to heed.
This poor man says that he is scarred
from the small of the back to his heels
by her. whoonly five months ago, prom
ised to love, honor and obey him. He
has repeatedly asked her to have her
toenails cut, but she bis turned a deaf
ear to all his entreaties. Certainly there
is nothing pleasant when one is sleeping
peacefully to hive a toenail rake a man
from genesis to revelation, and any
Jury would grant the n quest ot the
plaintiff. Girls who ars about to enter
the solemn state of matrimony, should
see to it that their tot-nails are cut, as
there can be no happiness where the
nail which never sleeps, . gallops at the
dead of night when church yards yawn.
Mothers should inculcate the virtue of
short toenails into tho minds of their
Look on this picture:
A BEWRH PIPE TRCST.
Pittsburg, Feb. tf. Nineteen of the
largest sewer pipe firms in the United
States have formed a combination. Nine
factories still remain out, but the "or
ganization hopes to have them in before
long The headquarters of the new
organization will be in Cleveland or
Sewer pipe is protected by the robber
tariff to the extent of 65 per cent. And
the manufacturers combine and dance
while the people pay the fiddlers.
Then look at this picture:
TWKLVE FEB CENT REDUCTrON.
JOLXET. III.. Feb. 7. Superintendent
Smith has posted notices on the gates at
the rolling mills, stating that the wages
for the coming year will be reduced 12
per cent. The mills will shut down Sat
urday and continue idle until the scale is
accepted. The most unsatisfactory fea
ture about the proposition is that the
company reserve the right to raise and
lower wagea to auit themselves in the
future, just as the price or rails fluctuates.
This, the employes think, is asking too
The Joliet mills are In the Bessemer
steel trust and on a capital or 13,000,000
made a profit last year of $1,250,000. Six
hundred employes of these mills were
forced into a protective club la;t cam
paign, and carried banners inscribed
"American Wages for American Work
men." etc. They were assured that if tue
"free trade" democrats were defeated
their wages would be increased, or, at
least, not reduced. The above dispatch
shows how the thing works. Twelve per
cent reduction and a lock out I It serves
the 00 right for voting for Harrison and
the robber tariff.
The campaign of education is going
From the Chicago Times.
The Indianapolis Journal, Mr. Harri
son's home organ, says that "if the law
firm with which Orover Cleveland is
oon to connect himself has any surplus
revenue unaa oetter look out. He ab
bors a surplus as nature does a vacuum."
This sort of smartness is accepted by
a great number of people, who lack wit
to see the essential difference between
.the business of a private firm and the
business of government. Government Is
a pauper, a beggar in authority. It ere
a tea no values, though it may
protect them and by its sta
bility incourages industry. It toils not in
productive fields, neither does it spin. It
owns sotting. Every man in govern
ment is a hired man on wages. Govern
ment is entitled to and ought to have all
the money necessary for its economical
administration and no more. To exact
from the people money largely in excess
of Such needs la grievously to burden the
people, and he is merely an honest chief
magistrate doing his duty by bis fellow
cltilens who, proclaiming that unneces
sary taxation is unjust taxation, recom
mends to congress that, an enormous
surplus existing in the national treasury,
it is meet and just tbat the revenue laws
be so changed as to reduce taxation. To
fail herein is to be remiss in a constitu
A private firm on the contrary is in
business for itselr. Its legitimate pur
pose is monry making. The more it ac
cumulates b hetter it is off What it
acquires over and above its expenses be
longs to itself. It is not a trustee of the
public. It gets what it can and holds
what it seta.
Mr. Harrison as a member of a law
firm was entitled to make that firm's bus
iness profitable and to appropriate to
himself pis full share of earnings, but
Mr. Harrison as chief magistrate of a re
public supported by tue proceeds of
taxes imposed upon its inhabitants, will
be delinquent if be does not take exactly
the same course of President Cleveland if
be finds a large surplus in the treasury.
A man who has practiced med'eine for
40 years, ought to know salt from sugar;
read what he savs:
Toledo, O., Jan. 10. 1887.
Messrs. F. J. Cueney & Co. Gentle
men: I have been in the general
praotlce of medicine for most 40 years,
and would say tbat in all my practice and
experience, have never seen a prepare
tlon tbat I could prescribe with as much
confidence of success as I can Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by you.
Have prescribed it a great many times
and its effect is wonderful, and would
aay in conclusion that I have yet to find
a caw of catarrh that it would not cure,
if they would take it according to direc
tlons. Tours truly,
L. L. Goruch. M. D.,
Office, 215 Summit street.
We will give f 100 for any case of
catarrh that can not be cured with Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Taken internally.
F. J-Chsbt & Co.. Props., Toledo. O.
(STSold by druggists, 75c
A gas well at Eingsville, Ont throws
out nearly eight million cubic feet daily.
The Going and Coming
Last Days of the Present Con
gress at Hand.
a LOOK AHEAD AT THE PKOSPECT.
The Appropriation RiUi All Safa, ami Af
ter That Chaos No Extra Sesalon of the
Vest Cougreaa Frobable Right Away
Names That Loom Up for the Committee
Chairmanship The President and Hia
Cabinet and Their Temporary Arrange
ment Washington Brief,
Washington City, Feb. 85. This is the
last week of the Fiftieth congress. For a
time there was a general belief that there
would be an extra session of the Fifty-first
congress called by President Harrison in the
early part of April, but now it is thought
that If there u an extra session it will not be
called before October. The appropriation
bills are iu su.-h poution that it will take a
very unusual and unexpected complication
to prevent the passage of any of them. The
bill to admit the territories has become a law,
and the only business of vital importance,
which the Fiftieth congress leaves unfinished
is the revenue business. If the direct tax
bill should be signed by the president the
necessity for the reduction of the revenue
will not be immediate, and it is thought that
President Harrison will not think it neces
sary to call together the Fifty-first congress
The elections resolution will hardly come
to a final vote in the senate. The Democrats
appear anxious to talk on it at great length,
and it is probable they will prevent it adop
tion, and nothing will be done in the senate
except passap-e of the appropriation bills. By
mutual understanding the tariff fi-ht in the
hoos was suspended on last Friday tbat the'
decks might be cleared for the final action
which will probably commence to-morrow,
by which time the appropriation bills will be
out of the way, probably.
To-morrow Randall will demand consider
ation of the resolution which gives the
Cowles-Randull revenue bill the rlht of
way. Upou this it is impossible to foresee
the action of the bouse. Mill has not yet
decided what course he will pursue." By
filibustering tactics he can pre rout the resolu
tion being ever considered. If it ca n be brought
to a vote it will pass by 100 majority. Great
pressure is being brought to btar on Mills by
his friends not to interpose obstructive motions
It is claimed, especially by the southern mem
bers, that it is bad policy to place the Demo
cratic party in that position in the tace of
the almost universal demand for the repeal
of the tobacco tax. This pressure may final
ly overcome Mills' determination to rasit at
all hazards the pastage of the bill With
this resolution out of the way. Crisp will call
up the California electiou case; Dunn his
Alaska bill; Ford his immigration bill; Oatcs
his naturalization bill; McCreary bis Ed
munds' Panama resolution. Should Mills
keep to hi present resolution to use all par
liamentary means to defeat the Cowlos bill
these bills will die with the congress.
As the Fiftieth congress prepares to break
np the members who will return to the next
congress are discussing the possibilities of
the speakership, and of committee chairman
ships. It has boon a long time since the Re
publicans bid control of the bouse, and as
the complexion of the membership Las
changed a great deal in that time there is
likely to be rjuito a struggle for the more im
portant chairmanships. In fact they will un
questionably be quite a factor in the organi
sation of the house and the election of a
The chairmanship of the committee on
ways and means, in one sense the most im
portant committee in the house, will depend
on the result of the speakership contest In
event of the election of McStnley to the
speakership it will likely go to Reed, and in
e-entof Feed's election it will probably go
to McKinley. If either of these gentlemen
Is chosen speaker, the chairmanship of the
committee on appropriations will go to Can
non of Illinois, hjnseif a candidate for the
Rowell of Illinois is now the leading Re
publican member of the committee on elec
tions, and he expects to bo chairman of that
committee. There is a prospect of heavy and
important work for that committee In the
Fifty-first congress in settlement of the many
oontests for seats in the house.
Caswell of Wisconsin is the fourth Repub
lican in the list of the committee on judiciary,
but be has been a member of the house for
twelve years, and as he is one of the most act
ive members of the committee he is a leading
candidate for the chairmanship
Thomas of Wisconsin will likely be the
chairman of the honse committee on war
claims. He is the oldest Republican mem
ber on the committee, a good lawyer, and is
thoroughly acquainted with the work of the
The chairmanship of the house committee
on posromccs and post-roads will to to Bing
ham of Pennsylvania. Be has been the lead
ing Republican on this committee for the last
ten years, and was postmaster at Philadel
phia for five years.
ODonriell of Michigan is named for the
chairniaruhip of the house committee on
education. A lively contest is likely to be
made for the chairmanship of the bouse com
mittee on agriculture Funston of K"""wnr
and Cutcheon of Michigan will be the con
testants, and their friends in the house will
push the claim of each.
In event of the election of McKinley to the
speakership an old member of the house gives
the following as the probable selections for
chairmen of the committees named: banking
and currency, David W liber, of New York ;
commerce, W. W. Morrow, of California;
rivers and harbors, Thomas M. Bayne, of
Pennsylvania; foreign affairs, TV. W. Phelps,
of New Jersey; military affairs, Byron M.
Cutcheon, of Michigan; naval affairs' A. C.
Banner, of Pennsylvania; public lands,
Lewis E. Payson, of Illinois; District of
Columbia, Lewis E. McComas, of Maryland ;
railway and canals, Charles H. Orosvenor,
of Ohio; manufactures, James Buchanan, of
New York ; Pacific railroads, D. B. Hender
son, of Iowa; pe-tents, Benjamin Butterworth,
of Ohio; pensions. Isaac C. Bumble, of Iowa;
library, Charles O'Neill, of Pennsylvania.
During the lost week of his stay in the
White House President Cleveland will be a
busy man. His work will be chiefly in ex
amining bills sent from congress. Saturday
112 such bills were on hand for examination,
and the ruBh of the final days of congress has
not yet fairly begun. Although the presi
dent's goods and chattels will have disap
peared from the White House by Sunday
night, the president and Mrs. Cleveland will
not bid farewell to their home until later. It
has been the usual custom for the outgoing
president to give a luncheon to his successor
at the White House on the afternoon of in
auguration day, and then to take bis leave.
That custom will be followed on this occa
sion. After the ceremonies at the capitol,
and the review of the procession, Mr. Cleve
land and the members of hia cabinet, Mr.
Harrison and Mr. Morton, with a few of
their most intimate friends, will lunch at the
White House, and then Mr. Cleveland will
say good bye to his successor.
It does not appear to be definitely settled
yet whether Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland will
start for New York on the evening of March
4 or will remain with friends in Washington
until next day. If they do not leave on
Monday they will accept an invitation of
long standing to be the guests of the secretary
ot the treasury and Mrs. Fairchild for their
brief stay in the city after the 4th of March.
Secretary Bayard and bis family will live
quietly for awhile at their home on Highland
Terrace previous to their doparture for Dela
ware. Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild propose
to take their leisure in the breaking up of
their home, as the climate of Washington at
una season agrees better with the latter than
the severe old of the north. The secretary
of war and Mrs. Endicott will also linger in
their present home, and so far no plans for
the future have been arranged. Mrs. Endi
cott will probably remain until the late
The secretary of the interior and bis family
have decided to remain until the latter part
of May, when their present lease of house
will expire. Mrs. Vilas' ret delicate state ot
health prohibits the nsaassary exertlonjt-
tendant upon movii g for the present The
secretary of the na y and Mrs. Whitney in
tend to follow their usual custom in respect
to their spring plans and will not go north
until later in the set son.
The postmaster g-neril and Mrs. Dickinson
will continue to occ zpy their home on I street
for some weeks aftir the arrival of the in
coming administrat on.
The Congre slonal Summary.
Washington Crrv, Feb. as. After the
routine business ol the morning hour had
been disposed of In the senate Saturday
Hoar's election outrages resolution was taken
np, and Daniels addressed the seuate in oppo
sition thereto. He spoke five hours with a
short interruption by Hoar, and bad not con
cluded when at 5: 0 p. m. the senate ad
journed. The house wasted an hour in filibustering
and then passed the senate bill to ratify the
agreement with tte Creek Indians for th
opening of certain luuds to settlement in In
dian territory, and concurred in the senate
amendments to the census bill. In commit
tee of the whole tho deficiency bill came up
end an amendment offered to provide an ap
propriation to reimburse Mrs. Gen, Hancock
for money expended by Gen. Hancock
in entertaining visitors to the York
town celebration. Cheadle moved to amend
by providing that n me of the money appro
priated be used to reimburse Mrs. Hancock
for money expended for wines and liquors.
This was rejected aid the original amend
ment agreed to. An xrra month's pay was
voted to bouse and senate employes, and then
the bill was laid nsice and eulogies were pro
nounced upou th ate James N. Stirnes, of
Missouri. Appropr ate resolutions were then
adopted and the bouse adjourned.
The Panama Resolution.
Washington Crrr, Feb. 25. There will
be two reports from the house foreign affairt
committee on the Edmund Panama canal
resolutions which oonvey a gentle hint to
France that she nms not undertake to finish
the canal The maj irity report is signed by
Chairman McCreaiy and the Republican
members, and the remainder of the com
mittee, all Democrat s, sign the minority re
port, which deprei-ates the adoption of
such a resolution at this time. The
majority report is reiteration of the Mon
roe doctrine. It ref.irs to France's assistance
to the colonies durii g the revolution, and to
the fact that Franc- is a republic, but sug
gests tbat France is very uncertain and may
soon be an empire. It declares we should
neither permit Eurc pean government con
trol of ship canals In Central and South
America, nor Euroran colonization in the
western hemisphere, and that oue leads to
Ilemoval of Railway Mall Clerks.
WasrinotOx Cits', Feb. 25. The post
master general sent to the senate Saturday
afternoon, in answer to a resolution of in
quiry recently adopted, a statement of the
changes in railway postal clerks male le
twem Jan. 1, lv. and Deo. ;tl, 1S8S. The
statement shows tha; of a total of 4.031 wuc
left the service 13! died and 1.M27 resigned
voluntarily. Of th. balance, TOW were re
moved for offensive partisanship, fifty-five
for all other causes and twenty-four for "no
cause assigued." Tbe number now in the
service who were apjwinted prior to Jan. 1,
1SS5, is 1,V3.
Stealing Steaiup from tbe Treasury.
Washington Cits, Feb. 23. It is stated
tbat last week it was discovered that tbe sum
of Si. 000 in tobacco stamps had been stolen
from the stamp division of the internal reve
nue office, and no cite to the thief has been ob
tained. It is also amerted that some months
since 1 '.2,000 in staiap turned up missing.
As the stamps can ba readily sold at an ex
ceedingly small discount by the thieve, the
amount taken repreejnts the same amount of
money as their fuce valua.
A Memorial from G. A. R. Men.
Washington Citv, Feb. 25. Among tbe
pettions and mem orials presented to tbe
senate Saturday, was one by telegraph from
the fourth annual encampment of the O. A.
R., department of T. jms, assembled at Fort
Worth, asking that at least one-half of
Oklahoma bo reserve! for eutry and settle
ment by old soldiers of the Uuion, without
their being subject tc tbe existing homestead
laws requiring entry and cultivation.
Over Five Thou tand Pension Bills.
Washington Crrv, Feb. 25. During this
congress the bouse committee on invalid pen
sions have reported ,005 bills, or nearly one
half of the bills introduced. Besides the
large number of bills there have been over
2,000 petitions for tension referred to the
committee for examiiation.
Another Victory lor Bell's Telephone.
Washington City, Feb. 25. Benton J.
Hall, commissioner of patents, Saturday
rendered an important decision in the matter
of the petition of Grsy and McDonougb to
reopen the Boll telephone interferences and
to set asido tbe decision of Commissioner
Butterworth, rendered March 8, 1S85. The
commissioner refused to reopen the inter
ferenoes, and reaffirm the award of priority
Mrs. Cleveland a Godmother.
Washington Citt, Feb. 25. Mrs. Cleve
land and George W. Child, of Philadelphia,
Saturday acted as sponsors at the christen
ing of the infant daughter of Mrs. and Sen or
de Pedroso, attache t f tbe Spanish legation
at Washington. A urge number of promi
nent people ware pre an L The child received
the name of Elisa IttacAlester Maria Ge
aouena de Pedroso.
nine Noses lr w England.
Boston, Feb. 35. Very cold weather was
reported yesterday from various points in
New Englund. At Marlow, N. H., the mer
cury registered 86 degrees below cero, at Con
cord, 5. H. 20 below, and at Montpelier, Vt,
24 below. Chatham bay was froxen over
from Harding's beach to Monomer.
THE BLACKBURN-CHANDLER AFFAIR.
Nobody Talking Mcch, bat Chandler De
nies tbe X ar Polling.
Washington Citt. Feb. 25. With refer
ence to tbe altercat.on between Senators
Chandler and Blackburn, Friday, in a senate
committee room, CLiandlor said Saturday
afternoon: "I do not know how such a story
could jet into circulat ion. There was a dis
agreement in commit, je, it is true, and as to
its nature, I shall, at present say nothing. I
will say, however, thi.t neither Senator Cul
lom, Senator Piatt, nr the clerk to the com
mittee gave out one word of tbe affair last
night. I do not know who gave it out. That
there was an enormous quantity of vile,
abusive language usee, or that I was the sub
ject of a battery, or tiiat I was even touched,
are falsehoods that have not the slightest
Faulkner said he wculd not affirm or deny
anything in connection with the. matter, but
be smiled when informed that Chandler de
nied that any assault bad been committed on
him. There is not tie least appearanoe of
any pulling having beu done on Chandler's
ears and they were cicely observed by every
one who saw him in tbe senate Saturday.
Neither did be exhit It any sign of having
passed through such s a ordeal
Although Senator Blackburn declines to
make a statement for publication, it is defi
nitely known that in conversation be asserted
tbat be pullod Chander's ear in quite a vio
Senator Blair, of N w Hamshire, is report
ed to have said: "The may pull Chandler's
ear, but they had be tor not try that with
A CHI EL AMANG THEM."
How Woman Reporter Was Treated at
the New Tork Churches.
New Yokk, Feb. 2i. The pre has sent
a young lady reporter, very poorly but de
cently clad, td varicus churches for a few
Sundays past, to see bother poor people are
welcome or sot is sudi places. The story of
tne reporter was print xl yesterday, and is to
tbe effect that out of eleven fashionable
churches visited, she vas cordially welcomed
at four, tolerated, but rather coldly treated
at two, given good setts at three, thouzh re
garded with apparent curiosity, and told
that were were no sts at two. ribs was
the only poorly dress i person visible at any
of the churches.
ReTival of Barbarism.
A Couple of Specimen White
BRUTAL TREATMENT OF MORMONS
Because Their Talk Was Bigger Than
Their Work Likelihood or the Death of
Both Graphic Aerouut of a Devilish
Affair in Which a Frail Woman Is the
Victim Malignant Joy of a Brooklyn
Divorcee Over a Sulfide.
Cincinnati, Feb. 25. The Whito-Caps
have again brokeu out in southern Indiana,
and their outrages are more infamous than
ever. Theynav now taken to tarring and
feathering defenseless women in order to
purify tbe morals of the towns. Hardscrab
ble, a hamlet about Ave miles from Madison,
Ind., in the roughest part of Jefferson coun
ty, is the last place visited by midnight raid
ers. The hamlet is composed of six log cab
ins of various pretensions. Tbe inhabitants
most interested in the visit of the midnight
raiders were Willard Davis, his wife Till e,
and a sister of the latter, named E.niline
Davis, the divorced wife of Milo Davis, a
brother of Willard. The family lived over
in Kentucky until December last Tillie
Davis and her sister are both women of bad
repute and were continually visited by two
men, William Brown and J. N. Pulliam,
both married men. One morning the usual
White-Cap notice was found on the door of
the house, and was treated as a joke by tbe
The next warning was a bundle of switches
placed at the door of tbe Davis house, and
next the house was stoned, and this brought
bout an emigration, the family moving to
Hanlso-rabble. But their reputation had
preceded them, and about 1 o'clock Tuesday
morning two watchers by a bedside of sick
ness at the entrance to Hardscrabble Hollow
heard the tramp of a body of horsemen. Dr.
Lawder, of Brooksburg, was with his patient
at the same time, and saw the men go past.
Some, he said, wore the proverbial white
eaps, hut the durkuess and distance was too
great for a possible identification. They rode
directly to tho Davis home. The mid
night visitors grouped themselves in
two bod ie. They were twenty in number,
and those who did not wear the white caps
had their faces blacked. Oue party covered
with revolvers the only window on the
ground floor alonjrside the door, and tbe
others, flourishing their revolvers, burst open
the door, and before Davis could spring up
four White-Caps grappled him and forced
him to throw up his bands, no was then
hustled to tho door and despite bis protests
and pleadings to be allowed to put on bis
shoes at least, be was taken outside and
stood on the icy ground in his bare feet
From the inside could be heard the agon
ized screams of Tillie, his wife, joinl with
those of Eddie, a 13-year-olJ eon of Davis by
his first marriao. The boy was sick with
measles, and lay on his parents' bed. When
Davis had been so suddenly taken to an ice
bath the visitors had seized tbe woman and
drasji?ed her to the center of the room, tear
ing her only garment iuto shreds. One look,
to make sure of their victim, and the deviltry
began. A swab was thrust into a
bucket containing tar warmed to
the proper consistency. One man grabbed
the poor woman's long hair and spread
it out, while another ruboed as much tar on
it as would stick, and then, with the swab,
rubbed, tar w.-ll into the scalp. Half a
buck: fid of the tar was then poured over
her bosom. AV hen her body was plastered
with as much tar as would stick, tliey ripped
up one of her pi! lows anil rolleJ her in the
feathers. In her struggles to escape the
woman mailo thiugs worse, anl the floor and
the scanty furniture were plentifully bespat
tered. The sick boy was frightened into un
consciousness. After throwing the defiled woman from
them, the raiders demanded to kuow the
whereabouts of Enieline, Pulliam's para
mour. Bofore they received an answer and
without waiting to search the house, the
White-Caps rodo away, first, however, warn
ing Davis that his wife and Emedine must be
out of the county within twenty-four hours,
and thaf he, too, must leave as soon as tho
sick boy could be removed. Tbe penalty of
disobedience was signified by a wave of
When the raiders, regulators, or whatever
else they term themselves, entered the bouse
the other woman, Emeline, was asleep ia the
loft over Davis' bed room. Realising in an
instant what the disturbance meant the ter
rified woman leaped from the pallet on
wideb she had lain and ran down
the stairs in the inclosed space be
tween the bouses. Fortunately all the
Wlute-Cajis were on the opposite side of
the house, and she was unseen as she sped
nearly naked over the frozen ground to a de
serted cabin on the hilL She could bear her
sister's screams for mercy the mercy that
was refused. Tht-u fear and oold bad over
come her, and when found she was nearly
dead. Early the next morning the entire
Davis crowd left the country.
MATERIAL FOR A MURDER CASE.
A Cod pie of Stormons Who Overestimated
Their rowers Brutally Treated.
Etaxsvtlli, Ind., Feb. 25. Mormon mis
sionaries have been proselyting in Lawrence,
Crawford, Harrison and Dubois counties,
this state. They set up tbe claim that they
could make tbe lame walk, the blind see and
bring the dead back to life. Two of them in
Dubois county, within thirty miles of this
city, announced that a woman of the neigh
borhood who bad been blind for fifty years
should be made to see. Tbe people gathered
to see tbe miracle, but the impostors, after
working for a half day with tbe subject,
gave up the case, assigning their failure to tbe
feebleness of tbe patient The poor woman
had been subjected to such excitement that
she fell into a faint, and at last accounts was
not expected to live. The elders were told to
leave tbe county by a body of citizens, but
While the elders were still exhorting a
small crowd four men came in from the rear
wearing masks, and in a twinkling pinioned
the elders and led them away into a distant
ravine, where they were stripped to the bare
back and received fifty lashes. Both men
knelt and prayed during their easti -ation.
Tbey were told that they would be left to
themselves until morning, but they would be
killed if found in the courty Saturday. They
disappeared Friday night and one of them.
Elder Williams, made a journey of twenty
miles to Winslow, which be reached Satur
day morning. He had left his companion,
who bad fallen by the wayside, and be him
self was in a half-demented condition and
perfectly exhausted. They were looking for
the other elder Saturday, but up to after
noon he could not be found. It is thought
that Williams will die from the effects of his
treatment and exposure.
Judge Lrnolt Makes a Failure.
Ntw Orleans, Feb. Si. A special from
Poit Gibson, Miss., snys a party of unknown
men broke into the ahorifTs otiice at that
place Friday night, secured the keys of the
jail and took therefrom Allen Parkins, who
was awaiting trial for arson, having been ac
quitted a few days ago on the charge of mur
der. He was earned to the outskirts of the
town and shot twice, leaving him for dead.
He was only seriously wounded, however,
The act is denouuned by ail tbe best citicena,
Egan Will Produce the Original.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 25. Patrick Egan
says be is willing to produce tbe original let
ters upon which Pigott manufactured his
lorgerie, with an explanation of how they
Another Insane German prince.
Berlin,' Feb. 26. Prince Rupert, erand-
aon of Prince Luitpold, regent of Bavaria,
and heir apparent to the Bavarian throne,
nas been declared insane.
The Weather We Hay Eipect.
W ashImotos Cut, Jan. 6. The indication
for thirty-six boors from 8 p.m. yesterday are
as follows: For Indiana and Illinole Light
local snows, followed by fair, warmer weather:
winds becoming southerly. For Iowa
Fair, warmer weather, southerly winds.
For Michigan and Wisconsin Generally
u weainer, except jignt local snows autuf
we utiles; warmer; van die wisss,
Adieu to Old Friends.
The President-Elect Bidding a
INFORMAL GOOD-BYES AT CHUSCH.
Hi Last Sunday In HI Old Pew fur Four
Years Kev. Haines' Personal Remarks
Tarrying at the Door That Cabinet Slate
Ha But Four Names Now A Man with
Mnoh Hair Luxury in a Gripsack.
Indianapolis, Feb. 85. At no time in the
history of Indianapolis has there been for
such a continuous period so much political
gossip, as since the nomination of Hon. Ben
jamin Harrison for the presidency. This
afternoon the cause of the political excite
ment and bustle which for months has nightly
filled the corridors of the principal hotels,
was removed to the nation's capital Indian
apolis will now resume her natural quietness,
and the gossip, heretofore carried on by visi
tors, will be left to the exclusive care of the
good home folk.
It has been Geo. Harrison's custom to walk
for an hour or more dally ever since his
nomination. Everywhere he has chanced
to go in these constitutionals, he has been
met with the greetings of his townsmen and
intimates, and he left the capital of bis state
with the hearty good wishes of every one.
Gen. Harrison passed Sunday very quietly
with his family at home, except an hour
spent at church in the morning. He and
Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. McKee attended di
vine service together and occupied the fam
ily pew, directly in front of the altar. They
reached the church sarly, but a large crowd
had preceded them, and every seat was taken
before tbe services began. Pastor Haines re
ferred feelingly to the doparture of the president-elect
and of his connection for more
than a third of a century with bis church as
a tnenjber and an otlicer, and said: "We joy
in the anticipation that you will exhibit to
the people that crowning glory of magis
trates a genuine, brave, Christian manhood,
pure in its purpose, catholic iu its spirit, and
undeviating in its loyalty to duty and to
God." The pastor also referred to the gener
al's military achievement and said, "Now, as
the loadi-r and commander of three score
millions people, we proy Almighty God to
grant you courage, strength and wisdom to
lead the hosts forward in the paths of Justice
and truth until our standard shall be planted
on the heights of God-honoring, and there
fore enduring prosperity."
At the conclusion of the service the Harri
son party made their way to the door. Stop
ping near the entrance the members of tbe
congregation passed out, and each stopped
and spoke a word of farewell. The gen
eral was visibly affected, and Mrs. Harrison
and Mrs. McKee were frequently moved to
tears as tbe older members graaped their
hands and uttered a short prayer for their
preservation. After the crowd had vacated
tbe church tbe party walked to the residence
of their pastor, where they bade him and his
The cabinet slate is badly broken, and in its
fragmentary condition it will be transferred
to the capital, and even there, it is believed,
the full list of names will not be publicly
known prior to March 5, when it goes to the
senate. The only four cabinet places that
are considered definitely fixed are those of
Blaine, Windom, Noble and Wana maker. A
telegram from Omaha, however, represents
Russell Harrison as saying: "The cabinet
has been selected. Of course I can not tell
you who ita members are. One of them is
from the south, and ray father's southern
policy will be such as has been indicated by
his letters to several southern gentlemen."
A, B. Norton, of Texax, who voted for
Clay and swore that he would neither cut his
hair nor shave until Clay was elected, ar
rived last night, and saw the president
elect early this morning. His hair is now a
foot long, and be presents a strange appear
Mr. Ru'll Harrison and w ife, accompan
ied by the latter's parents (cx Senator Saun
ders aud wife) arrived here last evening to
accompanying the president-elect to Washing
A Luxurious Gripsack.
Cbicaoo, Feb. 23. The Commercial
Traveler1 Republican club has sent to Indi
anapolis in charge of its president, T. 8.
Quincy, a most luxurious gripsack for the
use of Gen. Harrison. Tbe bag is of seal skin
and the finest that could be constructed.
The metal trimmings are of heavy chased
gold plated, and within is a full equipment
of all tbe articles useful to tho traveler, in
cluding a hand mirror, hair and hat brushes,
soap box, task, 6hoe bultoner, and born.
They are of solid silver and cost 1175. The
bag itself cost euougb to bring the total cost
up to tJ50. An appropriate discriptiou has
been placed on the inside of the bag.
Make an Educational Qualification.
Ralxigh, N. C, Feb. 25. The state sen
ate Saturday passed to a final reading by a
strict party vote of 81 to 18 the bill to amend
the election law ao that the voter shall him
self deposit bis ballots in boxes, the latter to
be plainly labeled. It is, of course, equiv
alent to educational qualification for voters,
and will alike affect ignorant persons,
whether white or black ; provided there are
no people who can read to vote early and
then explain to tbe illiterate where to put
King Humbert at a Ball Game.
Rosle, Feb. 25 The American ball team
played here Saturday on tbe Piazza di Sien
na, many notables being present Among
the spectators were King Humbert, Prime
Minister Crispl, Prince Colonna, the husband
of MUb Mackay, and many Americans and
English who were in the city. During the
preliminary practice the crowd of 6,000 peo
ple was simply amazed at tbe skill displayed
by the boys in batting, throwing and catch
ing the ball. Tbe game iteelf was extremely
well played and resulted 3 to 2 in favor of
Itesnlt of a Boy's Cruelty.
Helexa, M. T., Feb. 25. Two children
named Calnhan, at Belmont, were burned to
death yesterday, and a third will probably
not survive, l ne mother had gone out to
cure some household supplies, when tbe old
est boy held the cat against the stove and its
hlr took fire. It ran under a sofa, the build
ing waa ignited, and two ot the children per
Tbe Governor Larrabo Cum.
Des Moines, la., Feb. 25. The evidence
was completed Sat urday in the trial of Gov
ernor Lorrabee for criminal libel Counsel
for the governor moved that the court in
struct the jury to bring in a verdict for the
defendant, on the ground of insufficient
evidence, but the judge decided that tbe ques
tion must be submitted to the jury.
A Railway Man Dead.
Nxw Orleans, Feb. 25. Thomas G. Mer
ritt, superintendent of bridges and buildings
on tbe Queen & Crescent railroad system,
died Saturday night.
A Mice Specimen of tbe British Nobility.
Loitdox. Feb. 25. Tbe gossips give a queer
version of the true inwardness of the recon
ciliation of the marquis of Ailesbury, who
married Dollie Tester, a variety hall eirL
and his wife. The story goes that the mar
chioness persuaded .Lord Abingdon, oue of
tbe co-respondents, who is enormously
wealthy, to give her his check for tOOO.OOO in
lieu of a life settlement of 10,000 a year from
the estate, and that she then returned to
Ailesbury, who is as poor as a rat except in
entailed estates, and he agreed to share the
money with her and withdrew the suit for
Failure ot a Boston Builder.
" Boston, Feb. & William Bassett, a
builder of Boston and Everett, bas gone intc
Insolvency with liabilities of about 674,800,
of which about t618,7U0 is secured. He makes
his creditors a composition offer of 0 cents
in his notes, indorsed by Robert Rolston, of
That Emtio Starr.
Pabi8, Feb. 25. Mr. George Starr, the
European agent of P. T. Barnum, for whose
safety much anxiety has been felt owing to
hi prolonged stay in the African d arha
arrived at Constant! ac, Algeria. -
I STATISTICS OF GOLD AND SILVER.
: The Director of the Mint Give V Some
Washington Crrv, Feb. 25. The director
of the mint bas submitted to congress bis re
port on the production of gold aud silver in
the United States during tbe calendar year
1888. The gold product was 1,044,027 fine
ounces, of the value of $, 175,000. This is
about the same as in 187. The silver prod
uct was 4 ,783,(W'i flue ounces, of the com
mercial value of 443.000,000, and of the coin
ing value of :!), 195,000. This is an increase
of 4,515,327 fine ounces over the product in
1887. In addition to the product of our own
mines some 10,00,0iX ounces of silver were
extracted in the United States from foreign
ores and bullion, princpally Mexican. The
total refined product of t.ie United States
was in gold 1,777,877 fine ounces, and of sil
ver 53,li0,OJ8 fine ounces.
The average price of silver during the year
was about 'J4 cents. At this price the
bullion value of the silver contained in the
silver dollar was to. 7 JO; at the highest
price of silver during the year the bullion
value of the silver dollar was to. 755, aud at
the lowest price, CO. 705.
The government purchased 2S,t0,:i98
standard -ouuees during the yeir, costing
(24,401,340, an average price of W cents per
One ounce. The total amount of silver
purchased for the coinage of the silver dollar
since March 1, 1S78, has lioen 275,007,939
standard ounces, costing $200,0!l,445, an
average price of tl.075 per flue on nee, or
0.9ii7 per standard ounce.
The value of the gold deposited at the
mints during tbe year, not including re-de-posita,
141,401,410, or including side
ports, t48,7'H,9V3. The foreign material
comprised in this was 17,055. 040. The amount
of silver deposited and purchased was 35,512,
7dtt standard ounces of the coining value of
t41,323,973, exclusive of re-deposita.
Tbe coinage of tbe mints during the cal
endar year HHS was as follows: Gold, $31,
380,808; silver dollars, .$41,990,83!): subsidiary
silver, $1,034,773; minor, $912,201; total,
The import of gold bullion and coin was
$11,031,941, and the export t34,ni9,rt;7, a loss
by export of $23,587,730. The import of sil
ver was $21,5!t2.uo2, and the export $29,895,
222, a loss by export of $S,303,KSO.
Tbe metallic stock of the United States
Jan. 1, 1-89, including bullion iu the miut
awaiting coinage, Is estimated by the director
to have lieen gold, $705,001,975 ; silver,
$403,510,756; total l,ia-t,57S,(31. The stock
of coined and paper money in circulation
Jan. I, 1889, was f l,.f.tti. 100.154, against $1,
37n,!30,00:i on Jan. 1. 1S, Hit increase of
The director estimates the con-nimption of
gold and si:vr in the industry's in the United
States during the calendar year 18S to have
been gold, tI4,iOO,000; silver, $5,2SO,nno.
BISMARCK TALKS OF SAMOA
And 1 ncid.tlly Sxto!ff the iltoitichial
LosnoN, Feb. 25. The Tunes' Berlin cor
respondent says: "At the diuner given by
Prince Bismarck to the members of tbe
lower house of the Prussian Diet on Friday
tbe cbrncell'r said he regarded it as au utter
iniossttiiliiy that, the Sainoan question
should have the elloct of interrupting those
friendly relations- between Germany
America which have existed 'or a centui-y.
The geographical situation of Samoa and the
imperfection of telegraphic communication
rendered it impossible for him to be responsi
ble for all the act of German agonts iu the
Paoific, but the parties in the dispute were
animated by the best spirit, and uo doubt
Germany's commercial interests would not
"Talking of the monarchical principle in
this connection, the chancellor remarked that
a policy dependent uku popular currents
was a much more diftuult oue than a policy
conducted by the sovereign. Tho latter
could withdraw without danger, or even re
cede a few stvps, which was quite impossible
m the other case. K-en a list battle need
not of itself shake the position of the sover
eign." ROSSER'S RECENT OUTBREAK.
A Con pie of Southern Men Take 1 uv
with the Fire Eater.
N-W York, Feb. 23. The committee ap
pointed to devi-e means for the maintenance
Of the National Confederate Soldiers" home at
Austin, Tex., held a meeting at the Fifth
Avenue hotel Saturday night. Geo. Jauies
B. Mix presided. tSoiue of the others present
were Col. Thomas P. Ochiltree, Maj. Joseph
A. Stewart, of Austin, Tex.; Gen. Edward
J an lino, Gen. Martin McMahou, Gen. Rogr
A. Pryor and George. Kilmer. Maj. Stew
art said that Gen. Rosser's attack on Qxm.
Sherman at the Confederate banquet at Balti
more Fri.iay night was unprovoked, and that
tbe seutiment of sensible men was against
such outbreaks Iu his opinion, tho "Yankee"
was more than a matah for the "southern gen
tleman," Col. Ochiltree attribute,! the pugna
cious southerner's at tack to an overdose of
stimulant Other joined in condemning
the Dentiinentd expressed by Gen. Rogser.
Said tie Wm a "Common Ltar."
Indianapolis, Feb. 5. Owing to the
fact that a bill applying tbe long-and-short-haul
clause of the inter-state commerce act
to tbe railway in the state was rather slow
in coming lfore the state senate, Senator
Boceman, who introduced it, got it into his
bead that there was some influence as work
in tbe committee to prevent its consideration,
so be offered a resolution Saturday demand
ing it return to tbe senate and gave expres
sion to his suspicions. Another senator said
plainly that it was evidout something was
wrong. These reflections were aimed at
Branaman, chairman of the railway com
mittee, and they made him wroth, lie there
fore arose and said that any roan who inti
mated that there was any "fine work" was a
common liar. His words were ordered taken
down and the resolution adopted.
Ives and Stayuor In a Bad Box.
New ork, Feb. 25. An indictment
charging "Napoleon" Ives and his partner,
Stayner, with grand larceny, was returned
by the grand jury Saturday, so that if thev
should get bail iu the civil suit they could be
immediately arrested again on tbe criminal
charge. This is owing to 'their operations in
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Day ten railwav
stock a year ago or so. A requisition has
Decn made on Governor Hill by Governor
Foraker to take the prisoner to Ohio.
Alexander Was Ahead or the " Hoys."
Viksna, Feb. J5. Tbe announcement that
Prince Alexander of Batteulmrp- would pro
bably marry Mile. Lei;in;:er. the prima
donua, bas Jed to the d is--o very that the i
couple are already married. The lady is 23
years of age aud of humble parentage. She
is also a Roman Catholic.
The Dud la- Cae.
Ln-du.vafcLis. Feb. 25. It is now eaid
that the statement th it a warrant for the ar
rest of CoL W. W. Dudley, ou account of the
"blocks of five" letter, had lieeu issuod ia not
true. At any rate those who know will
neither affirm nor deny tho report and the
Kairant bas certainly not been served yet
Sent Cp for H.rd Swearlnir.
Chicago, Feb. 2 William Walker was
eentenc. Saturday by Judge Tuthilll to one
year in the penitentiary for perjury last Oc
tober buf ore Judge Altgeld, when he swore
that some sixty Italians who applied for nat
uralization papers were competent to become
citirens of the United States. Hewore he
had known each of them for five years or
more and each had lived in this country that
length of time. The RepublWn -umpaign
committee aarertainad that Walker had re
sided here only about sixty day and he was
arreted. He pleaded guilty, the campaign
committee say they have some evidence that
will sliake up some very proininuut men.
Murderotu Train Bobber.
Los Akqelks, Cat, Feb. 25. Tbe south
bound express train on tLe Southern Pacific
railway was stopped Friday night by two
robbers who got the drop on the engineer and
fireman and then proceeded, to rub the ex
press car. Two passengers came np to see
what was the matter aud both were ahot
one, C. F. Oabert, being killed and the other,
named Bently, being dangerously wounded.
The robbers only got about f300 and than
made their escape, though 200 men are scour
ing tbe country for them.
The finest carriages and buggies in
the city can be had at any hour
of the day or night.
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