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THE HOOK IBLAK D ARGrtJS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1890.
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Wednesday, Skftkmbeh 17, 18W).
For United States Senator Joan M. f "
Kor Stale Tieasnrer KdwaBO 8. Wilson.
ForSupt-of Public Instruction.. ..Hbiibt Rii.
.... . 1 Johw Mutant.
For Trnstees Illinois f n. W. Graham.
University, J ....Richard D. Morsam.
For State Senator.
, Bam T. Cable
1 Oaoaoa W. Vdtton
( Joan A. Wilsoh.
For Conntv Jndee
For County Clerk Chaslsb A. Crutts
KorSherltl C. D. Oohdow
For Treasurer Gio. B. Browkbb
For County 8upU of Schools. Cms. B Marshall
There are 163 members of tbo houoe
absent from Washington lookiog after
There was something in this country
left untaxed in the McKinley bill the
wnter power of Niagara Falls.
Jerry Wckpht, of Hennepin canal
fame, was married yesterday in Washing
ton to Miss Mary A. Walton, daughter of
Dr. John Randolph Walton, of Capitol
Hill. The bride is a direct descendant of
the famous Carroll family of Maryland.
Yesterday in the Eighteenth district,
W. S. Forman was renominated for con
gress. At Atchison, Kas., Col. Thomas
Moonlight, democrat, was also nomina
ted for congress. Mr. Moonlight was the
territorial governor of Wyoming under
The announcement is made that Gen
eral Palmer wilt deliver addresses at the
following places on the dates named:
Macomb. Oct. 2; Warsaw, Oct. 3; Keo
kuk. Iowa, Oct. 4. Already the general
has tx't-n in over half the counties in the
stale, making addresses to Urge audi
ences in all the towns of any importance.
When Senator Ingttlls was speaking in
Pittsburg the other day he said that he
thought the worst republican that ever
lived was better by far than the best
democrat that ever lived. He was on
Quay's own happy hunting ground, and,
of coarse, was obliged to endorse him.
Quay is at the head of the republican pars
In his speech at Gibson City yesterday
General Palmer showed how Diko'.a
wanted a tax of 4 cents a pound on tin
until, as be said, some foreign capitalist
had an opportunity of experimenting with
the lately discovered Black Hills product,
which he designated "an imaginative in
dustry." The consumer must pay the 4
cents a pound notto protect a real indus
try, but to protect an industry that it is
possible may exi9t in the future.
The republican newspapers should
keep this information, clipped from an
exchange, at the bead of their editorial
cslutnns, set out in display type, pointing
to it every day for the instruction and
edification of the farmers whom they are
"protecting" ao nicely. In speaking of
corn the exultant editor says:
"It took five bushels to get into
circus in Kansig last summer. This
summer you can get into the main tent,
stay to the concert, go to the side show,
and get a picture of the Circassian beauty ;
an ior one oushtl.
The Kill-Ian Itrar IetleU.
San Francisco. Sept. 17. The Chron
icle print the following The sealing
schooner J. H. Ivtis, which has arrived
from tlm Delirium n, had nn adventure
with a KussUn guuboat On June 13,
whila ner Copper Island, in the Japan
sea, the lipwit was chased by the Russian
Kunliont Alexander, now used by the
Alaska Cointnercinl cmnpttoy to carry
wain, lint which has on board the Russian
officials to arrest any sealing schooners
within nine miles of the Russian coast.
The liewis was overhauled and her papers
demanded by n Russian official. Capt.
Mclern hoisted the American flag, and
refused to deliver his papers. His crew
wiv, well armed, and the Russian steamer
allowed the Ix'wis to depart.
iai;tfhi:i, I mm., Sept. 17. The state
Democratic convention met yesterday
with a full attendance of delegates. The
opening speeches denounced the national
election bill, eulogized Cleveland cheers,
and denounced the tari IT bill. The reso
lutions did the same and ca led for free
raw materials. Anions those who made
mldresses was Congressman Springer of
Illinois. The following ticket was nomi
nated: For governor, Lnu 15. Morris;
'i-iifeiiHtit Rovernor, Joseph W. Alsop, of
Middletown; treasurer, Marvin H.
Haimer, of Canterbury; comptroller,
Nicholas Si nu I), of New Milford.
Trnulile with 41tliani's Census.
New Yoke, Sept. 17. The health board
canva-s-rs of the Second ward reported
yesterday afternoon that they had found
the population against 92J at re
ported by the census enumerators of the
United States. The hounl thereupon
passed resolutions dectariug that an ao
curate census is necessary for the bu
reau of vital statist ins. The mayor was
accordingly authorized to make a com
Prosecuting; a "Fnke" Manufacturer.
Montreal, Sept. 17. Richard O'Brien,
who is said to have sent out the report
that Pritiei George of Wales had been a
party to a fiht in a low quarter of the
city, ami had in consequence been taken
to police headquarters, was arrested Mon
day night on the complaint of R. D. Mc
Oihbon, Q C , vice chairman of the re
ception committee to the prince, on the
charge of criminal libel. Citizens are
starting a subscription to prosecute
O'Brien. -- ..
Making Trouble for Walking Delegates.
New York, Sept. 17. Recorder Smyth,
District' Attorney Fellows and the fore
man of the grand jury were in consulta
tion yesterday over the proposition to in
dict the walki ng delegates who instituted
the boycott oil the Verplanck's Point
brick yards. One of the walking dele
gates was examined, but the result of the
i conference was not announced.
Still Fightiug Klectrothanasla.
New Yoke, Sept. 17. Judge Lacomb
yesterday made an order permitting an
appeal to bo taken to the United States
supreme -court in the case of Shibuya
Jugigo, the condemned Japanese mur
derer, do" in Sing Sing prison under
sentence to be "eiectrothanified." Lawyer
Roger Sherman made the application.
Secretary Blaine Writes a Let
ter on Reciprocity. ;
A STRONG PLEA FOB THE SCHEME.
Reply to Objections Raited lu Mew Kne;
land The Interests of the West Mot To
Be Ignored A Chaoee Requested for
Cuba and Porto Rico A Market for
Farm Products la South America Mea
TFao Weald Wait" and Lose The Policy
Bar Harbor, Me., Sept 17. The follow
ing letter is given out for publication. It
Is addressed to CoL V V. Clapp, editor
"Mr Dear Sir: I am In receipt of your
favor asking me if I can attend the an
nual banquet of the Boot and Shoe club of
Boston In October. You add that the
members are in hearty sympathy with
my views regarding the best method of
extending American trade, and would be
glad to have me address them. I regret
that my engagements will not permit me
to accept the Invitation, but you will
please thank the club for the compliment
they pay me. I am glad to hear that the
members of the club are interested in a
system of reciprocal trade with Latin
America. They can do great good by
counteracting a certain phase of New
England opinion, entertained at home as
well as in Washington an opinion which
I must regard as in the highest degree un
wise and hurtful to New England inter
Dome Suggestions for New England.
"New England is to receive in the new
tariff the amplest protection for every
manufacturing industry within her bor
ders, both great and small, and it will, in
my judgment, be both inexpedient and
Injurious for her representatives to disre
gard a measure which will promote western
interests. I have lately received a letter
from Mr. J. F. I nibs, of St. Louis, a lead
ing representative of the flour interests
and president of the late convention of
millers at Minneapolis. Speaking for
the grain and flour interests of that great
section, Mr. lmbs says that 'advices of re
cent date from Cuba state that the duties
now collected on American flour are at a
higher rate than was first supposed to be
the case,' And he adds: 'I respectfully
submit that the American miller will be
unable to retain any part of the Cuban
flour trade unless immediate relief is se
A Market for Western Flour.
"In view of these facts is it possible that
a protectionist congress can even think of
openingour auarkets to Cuba's prod
ucts free, while allowing a great western
industry to be absolutely excluded from
her markets by a prohibitory tariff? With
reciprocity the west can annually sefl
many hundred thousand barrels of flour
iu the markets of Cuba and Porto Rico.
together with a large mass of other agri
cultural products. Without reciprocity
she will be driven more and more from
Cuhana Want Reciprocity.
"Giving the fullest protection to all
eastern interests as the proposed tariff
Dill does, surely no man of good judg
ment, certainly no protectionist of wise
forecast, wishes to expose a western in
terest to serious injury, and especially
wben it is manifestly easy to protect and
promote it, pecause at this very
time the boards of trade, the cham
bers of commerce, and the public opinion
In Havana are demanding reciprocal
trade with the United States. I select
Cuba and Porto Rico, for example,
because lu certain quarters it has been
said that while we might secure reciproc
ity with some little countries in South
America, we could no nothing with the
Spanish islands. Let us at least give the
Spanish islands au opportunity to speak
On Objection Answered.
"Certain wise men ask: 'How can we
sell farm products in South America when
the same things are produced there'
Cereals are undoubtedly grown in the
southernmost portions of South America,
but the wise men will remember that
cereals and sugar do not grow In the same
soil, and that the sugar countries of South
and Central America and the Wast India
Islands contain 40,000,000 of people who
import the largest part of their bread
stuffs. Indeed, the largest part of the
sugar product of Latin America is at our
doors, and we can greatly enlarge our ex
changes there if congress will give us the
opportunity for reciprocal trade.
An Object Lesson Provided.
"Another class observe that they want
time to study the system. To this I might
reply that the best method of studying a
system is to observe its practical work
ings. W hile studying in the abstract and
refusing to take some object lessons, these
gentlemen propose to open our market to
Latin American prod nets free of all
charge, without asking Latin America to
give us in turn some freedom in their
markets. The object lesson immediately
before us is the treatment of . the sugar
question. Shall we make Latin America
a gift of that trader When we have
studied that lesson we shall be prepared
for the second. --
A Specimen of Bad Logic
The worst proposition of all is put
forth by those who say: 'Let us pat sugar
on the free list now and next year we will
take up the subject of reciprocity.' If I
understand their logic, it is to make
sugar free this year without condition,
and next year to ask Spain if she will not
kindly consent to grant us reciprocal
trade? Holding the complete vantage
ground themselves, the proposed policy
transfers the vantage ground to Spain.
Instead of granting a favor to Spain to
day, we are to ask her for a favor to-morrow.
These who take this ground belong
to that class of careful guardians of prop
erty who prepare a very stong lock for the
stable after the horse is gone.
Reelproeity Oood for All Meetlona.
"I do not mean in anything I have said
to imply that reciprocity is only a west
ern interest As I remarked in a note to
Senator Frye, it will prove beneficial and
profitable both to the farm and the shop.
What, for instance, could be more nat
ural or more just than that in giving a
free market iu the United States to hides
from the Argentine Republic, we should
ask the Argentine Republic to give us a
better market than we now have for the
product of leather from the United States.
The many forms in which our business
Interests will be promoted by reciprocity
aonot be known until the active com
mercial men of the United States ahall
have developed those forms by Investiga
tion and experience. We ahall not real-
ice the full benefit of tho policy iu a day
or a year, hut shall we therefore throw
away countless millions of trade, in addi
tion to the $00100,01)0 we have already
thrown away, and then ignorantly de
clare without trial that Ihe system won't
A Fact for Protectionists.
'Fiually, there is one fact that should
have great weight, especially with pro tec-
tlontsta. livery free trader in the senate
voted against the reciprocity proposition.
The free trade papers throughout the
conntry are showing determined hostility
to it It is evident that the free trade sen
ators and the free trade papers have a ape-
cine reason lor their course. Thev know
and feel that with a system of reciprocity
established and growing, their policy of
free trade receives a most serious blow.
The protectionist who opposes reciprocity
in the form in which It is now presented
knocks away one of the strongest supports
of his system. The enactment of reciproc
ity is the safeguard of protection. The
defeat of reciprocity is the opportunity of
free trade. Your respectfully.
"James G. Blaine."
"How can I pet rid of surerfluous hair
Mr. Druggistr Get married, sir."
TRAIN WRECKERS CONFESS.
A. Written Itocnmect That Fixes
Guilt for the Central Work.
TROT, N. Y., Sept 1" Detectives Pink
erton and . Humphrey, who have been in
vestigating the train wrecking near Cas
tleton, came here last night and visited
R. A. Parmenter, counsel for the New
York Central and Hudson River Rail
road company, and produced the writ
ten confessions of tbi prisoners Reed,
Caine and Buell, all duly "attested.
The statements are tj the effect that
only the five men under arrest had any
hand in the wrecking; that -they are all
members of the Knig its of Labor; that
their object was to Injt re the company,
and that all the preparations were made
at secret sessions in Albany, but no action
looking to the daatardl r work was taken
at any meetings of the local assembly of
which the prisoners are members.
NOTICE TO HOUSEKEEPERS. '
Don't Use Gasoline to Rid Your Homes
of Motl a.
Dayton, O., Sept. 17 Edward Friend
undertook to drive the moths from his
furniture and carpets vith gasoline yes
terday afternoon. Ilo bad used several
gallons of the fluid wheithe gas which
had generated during the operation be
came ignited in some niknown manner,
and exploded with terrific force. Mr.
Friend and Dr. G. Thomas, who was in
the bouse attending a sick child, were
enveloped in flames and badly burned,
charred skin and flesh peeling from their
bod lea. Their agonies a-e terrible, and
there is but little hope of their recovery.
The house waa considerably shattered.
ABBREVIATED TE LEGRAMS.
Count Tolstoi, the famous Russian nov
elist, is seriously ill.
Two men were killed I y lightning dur
ing a storm at Provincetown, Mass., Mon
The choristers of Aven is A mission of
St George's church, N. Y., are on a strike
for a salary of 90 cents per month.
The United States Veterinary Medical
association began its twenty-seventh an
nual meeting at Chicago, Tuesday.
The great strike of dick laborers at
Southampton, England, has been settled
by the e mployers granting an increase of
The Athletic club of the American Base
Ball association is in a bad way. It owes
all its players their salaries and will hard
ly be able to play out the tchedule.
The state board of health of Ohio is in
vestigating the reported cases of cholera
in Carroll county, that state, and so far
it looks very like the real Asiatic kind.
Applegate& Co., commission merchant
on the Chicago board of tr mlelaid dowu"
Tuesday, because customers would not
come up with margins. Aggregate lia
bilities about $50,0 X).
Jack Dempsey, the "X jnparott" says
there is no truth in the re port t int he ia
going to rli;ut Fitzsimmons at Sew. Or
leans for $7,000. lie says ho could do bet
ter than f7,000 at any time. - '
The czarevitch and his brother. Grand
Duke George, will start ne:rt month on a
tour of the world, in theccuraeof which
they will cross the Uuited States from
San Francisco to New York.
The interstate com mere commission
has extended the time for the taking ef
fect of its order for the reduction of
freight rate on grain betveen Missouri
river points and Chicago to Oct. 1.
Dr. J. O. Green, son of Dr. Xorvin
Green, of the Western Union Telegraph
company, haa returned to Liulsville, Ky.,
and confirms the report of I is finding the
body of Robert Ray Hamilton, of New
Y'ork, in the Snake river, in Idaho.
Dr. George Moyneaux. of Chicago, a
learned physician, is dying from the ef
fect of frequent hypodermic injectious of
cocaine, begun for experimental purposes,
but which became a habit with him.
There are over 1,000 scars on his body
made by the hypodermic syringe.
Miss Carrie Dodd, daughter of H. B
Dodd, of Madison, Wis., went to the bath
room to take a bath Monday. The water
was heated by a gas heater, and it waa
leaking. While in the batli the young
lady was suffocated by the escaping gss,
and was found dead later by her father.
About a year ago Miss Mary Walter, of
St. Louis, was married to Charles Smith,
who at that time was dyiug. The young
wife was a widow iu a few weeks and her
bereavement decided berto lie :oine a nun.
She will take the veil at Oldenburg, Iud.,
Oct 4. She ts 23 years old an i a brunette
of much beauty and talent.
Andy Ilo wen, of New Orleans, and
Jimmy Carroll, of San Francisco, light
weight pugilists, fought a twenty-one
rouud fight at the former city Tuesday
night. Carroll won. iioweii was very
game, but was terribly pun shed, while
Carroll was almost nnhurt Time 1 hour,
24 minutes Purse $3,000 $500 to loser.
The Proceedings In Congress.
Washington Crrr, Sept 17. The senate
yesterday adopted the conference report
on the railroad land forfeiture bill, passed
the house anti-lottery bill without amend
ment or discussion, and also passed the
house timber culture bill.
The house spent most of tho day dis
cussing Enloe's resolution censuring Ken
nedy for the language used In his speech
on Sept 3 reflecting against Senator Quay.
The matter was finally disposed of by the
adoption of a resolution offered by Bayne,
referring the whole subject to the judici
ary committee of the house for Investiga
tion and report
The Switchmen's Convention.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 17. At. the sec
ond day's session of the switcha en's con
vention Grand Master Sweeney concluded
his report, and reports were presented
from the other grand officers. . Mr.
Sweeney recommended biennial conven
tions on the ground of economy, and the
transfer of The Switchmen's Journal to
some member of the order who would
have full control of it The Journal is
now under the control of the grand mas
ter and secretary. The treasurer's report
showed that during the past yiar there
was paid for death and injuries 170,000. .
More Cycling Records Beaten.
Peoria, Ills., Sept 17. At Lake View
park yesterday Laurie, the English rider,
made a most successful trial for the
American pneumatic tire record and not
only succeeded in smashing the same, but
all intermediate records as well. He made
the mile in 2:27 16, the former n-cord be
ing 2:3V 4-5. Myers and Mast, of t his city,
beat the tandem record for two n ilea, do
ing the distance in 6:15 3-6, nearly three
seconds better than the record. Myers
also beat his own the best tlnif on the
nnicycle for Ave miles, doing it in 18:55,
nearly one second to the good.
Alleged Mormon Conspiracy.
Boise Citt, Idaho, Sept II. Ward has
reached here that Bishop Budge, of the
Mormon church, has been indicted by the
grand Jury at Paris, Idaho, on a cLargeof
conspiracy. It is alleged that in tie elec
tion two years ago Bishop Budge ltd vised
the Mormons to sham withdrawal from
tne church in order to vote, and tliat by
this means several Mormou mem)ers of
the legislature were elected.
Fatal Thrust with an Umbreliau
Winnipko, Man., Sept. 17. Cerilo Pear
son, a young Frenchman, was mu-dered
Sunday by one Howard, a farmer, during
a drunken row. Howard forced tbt point
of an umbrella into the left eye of ins an
tagonist, breaking a blood vessel and
fracturing tho bones of the eye. ant caus
ing almost immediate lockjaw. Howard
escaped. . - - .
- Circus Girls Strike on Barnaai ,
Cedab Rapim, la., Sept. 17. On Sun
day 360 girls employed with Barunra'a
sbo w as ballet dancers in the spectf cle of
Nero, or the Destruction of Roma" re
fused to dance unless their wnes were in
creased from 10 to cu.oO per week. The
demand was granted.
Some Portuguese' More Patri
otic Than Prudent.
RECKLESS WBATH AT THE BBITON.
Englishmen Unsafe in the Streets of Lis
bon and the Eminent Editor Dolus; His
Best to Krliis; on a War' or Revolution
The Hlstorlo Alhambra l'artly De
stroyed by Eire Ericsson's Remains
Received with Honor Foreign Miscel
lany. London, Sept 17. Notwithstanding the
peaceful termination of the riotous Bcenes
in the cortes Monday when Senor Robeiro,
minister of foreign affairs, read the agree
ment with England concerning Africa,
and the modifications agreed on with
Lord Salisbury, the temper of the people
is anything but friendly to the govern
ment, and the newspapers of the Repub
lican party are doing all they can to excite
the populace to violence. The Republican
press of Portugal accuses the king and his
ministers of having sold the country to
England, and is openly iucitiug the peo
ple to shoot down the offenders and to
free the country, from such traitors. The
turmoil is growing, and threatens the
most serious disorder.
Englishmen Not Safe Out-Doors.
A portion of the military press sides
with the Republican press, and goes so
far ss to encourage an uprising of the
army against the young mouarch and bis
cabinet. The city is full or noise and
riot, and Englishmen are beginning to be
mobbed in the streets. No man of Brit
ish birth is safe if he stirs abroad, and
dread pervades t he community that mur
der may be committed by the infuriated
mob and disastrous international com
plications ensue. The minority in the
cortes, which quieted down Tuesday after
the assault of the Progressist priest Bran
dao on Maj. Serpa Piuto and the tempo
rary suspension of the sittiug, is repre
sented by nn apparent majority among
A Terrible Revolution Possible.
If the military, as feared, refuses to as
sist in the restoration of order, blood may
be spilled in the city's highways before
night, it is possible, and devoutly boped.
that the rste of the people will exhaust
itBelf in tumult and personal attacks
short of assassination, but at this mo
ment the gravest apprehension is felt
and misdirected patriotism threatens to
bring about a terrible revolution. The
royal family, the ministers, the govern
ment party, the diplomatic corps, foreign
residents, aud all peaceable citizens are in
a state of utter helplessness.
The Daily News' Lisbon dispatch says
that the Portugue-se cabiuet have re
signed BRITISH NEWS NOTES.
The Trouble at Southampton Settled Uu
til the Employers Are Solidified.
ION nos, Sept. 17. It transpires that the
granting of the strikers' demand at South
ampton was by advice of the Shipowners'
federation, who counselled the local em
ployers to temporize with the men pend
ing arrangements for a general lock-out
affecting all the ports, when the federa
tion shall have become invincibly organ
ized. Fifteen Strikers Committed.
Fifteen strikers who have molested non
union men have been committed for trial
for rioting. The Union company's men
will resume work at once. The mayor has
been attacked with congestion of the
brain, and is in a critical condition. The
troops were withdrawn to-day.
English Coal Exports to Russia.
IyiNlioN', Sept. 17. English imports of
coal into Russia during 1889 amounted In
value to $37,5(10.000, while thus far in 1890
they have amounted only to $J,000,000. The
falling off is attributed partly to labor
troubles, partly to hard times iu Russia
and partly to the increasing output of
I iilipie Gift to Victoria.
Loxnos, Sept 17. The sultan of Sokoto,
who rules over 1'i 000,000 people in west
Africa, has presented Queen Victoria with
a maguilicent lion. The auimal has ar
rived at Liverpool and will probably be
taken care of at the "Zoo."
FROM OTHER FOREIGN POINTS.
Impressive Ceremonies Over Ericsson's
Body Fire in the Alhambra.
Stockholm, Sept 17. The special train
bearing Ericsson's body arrived at Fipip
stad Monday morning. The entire popu
lation of tiie place were assembled at the
railway stwtion to do honor to the dead.
The co llin was deposited in a chapel espe
cially constructed to receive it. Bishop
Rundgren officiated at the ceremouies,
which were participated in by the people.
The American oflleers received marked
Horribly News Iroiu Armenia.
London-, Sept. 17. The Daily News' dis
patch from Krzeroum says that the scenes
attending the persecution of the Chris
tians by the Turks at Alashgerd. Armenia,
are terrible. Murders are going on con
tinually, and scores of outrages upon
women are reported. Additional Turkish
troops are arriving, but nothing is done
to preserve order.
Another priest was shot in the Armen
ian cathedral at Koumkap on Saturday.
His assailant exclaimed, while firing, "This
is what happens to informers." The priest
was severely wounded.
Military Notes from Rassla.
London, Sept 17. Advices from St
Petersburg state that the czar has given
directions for special exemption from con
scription of all men who have widowed
mothers dependent upon them. The Rus
sian mana'uvres at Volhynia, iu which
160,000 men ard engaged, are now in pio
gress. So foreigners have been invited to
the spectacle, and a strict watch is kept
for st rangers In disguise.
An Irreparable Loss.
MADiiiu, Sept. 17. A telegram from
Granada states that fire broke out in the
historic Alhambra palace Monday night
and raed until yesterday morning. The
magnilicent Sala de la Debarca and the
rignt wiiiK of the Arrayanes court were
destroyed. The remainder of the palace
was not dnmaged.
An Austrian Warship Founders.
Odkssa, Sept. 17. The A ustrian war
ship Taurus has foundered in the Black
sea. Her crew of sixty-nine men and fo ur
officers were drowned.
Worried lo Death by a strike.
Conneiwvillk, Iud., Sept 17. -Charles
Wagner, general superintendent of the
Muuk & Roberts Furniture company,
age !U years, committed suicide by shoot
ing a bulietthrotigh bis temple. He came
here from Milwaukee, Wis., and had been
here five years. He was prominent in the
Knights of Pythias and the Presbyterian
church. The worry of a strike caused him
to kill himself." . . ' ,. .
An Alliance Man Arrested.
AUSTIN, Tex.. Sept 17. Neel F. Ar
thur, an Alliance man, was arrested here,
Tuesday for criminal libel in charging
that over $1,000,000 had been misappropri
ated by the state Alliance exchange at
Dallus. He claims he will be able to sus
taiu all the charges he has made against
the Alliance managers.
They Were Htanding on the Track.
Drn-DTH, Minn., Sept 17 Milcolm Mo
Giunis, of Oreota, and Erneat, O. Mist, of
this city, were run- over yea erday by a
St Paul aud Dulutb switch engine at the
oil works while standing on the track
conversing. Mist is dead and McGinnis
can not recover. ... ,
Paint Letter from a Sup
posed Chicagoan. 1
CLAN-NA-GA3L . TO THE EESCTJE.
A Pennsylvania Editor Given a Hauling
Over the Coals, and Referred to the
Fata of Dr. Cronln A Screed That
Looks a Oood Deal tike a Fake, bat Is
Arousing Intense Feeling lu the Coal
Huntington, Pa,, Sept 17. The follow
ing letter haa been received by White
Nixon, editor of The Houtz lale Observer,
and has aroused intense feeling among
the Irish 'miners and others throughout
the whole Clearfield bituminous coal re
gion. The heading is lithographed and
bears on the left a view of the court house
and on the right the words ''Board of
Commissioners of Cook County." The
letter Is written on the official ltter-head
of the board of commissioners of Cook
county. Ills., and is as follows:
Would Like to Have Him la Chicago.
"Chicago, Sept 10. White Nixon, Ed
rrK 'Observek': I see by this week's
American that you fellows are turning up
your noses too much at our poor country
men who hare to submit to your brutal
ity and injustice. I wish yourself and
your bloody know-nothing gang of cut
throats were here in Chicago for about
twentv-four hours; we would make mince
meat of yon. Thank God we have our
Clan-na-Uael to fall back upon. They are
the boys that can make yon Yankee dogs
squirm and your German dogs also. We
don't care a d n for your attacks in your
vile blackguard sheet.
They Own the Country.
"We have the spoils, and we willjkeep
them as long as we have our Holy Roman
Catholic church back of us to direct our
movements toward our glorious goal.
Was not this country discovered by a
Catholic Columbus and was not the
western country discovered by Holy
Father Marquette? Is not it right to give
Cawar his due? Does not this country be
long to the Catholic church? Did not we
discover it? To h with yourself and
your Yankee dogs who are trying to rob
us of our own. We own this country.
We saved the country during the war,
and by G we will keep the offices or die
in the attempt. Possession is nine-tenths
of the law.
And the Population Thereof.
'What would you Yankees be only
for the Catholic church anil its Demo
era tic followers Your women don't have
any children. The country would be de
populated only for the Irish Cstholica
Tbat gives us another claim on the land
which you fellows cannot dispute. Go
slow. Old fellow, or we may send some
of our truediearted boys who put an
end to Dr. Cronin to give you a dose
of the same medicine. How would you
like to lie dumped into a sewer like
Cronin? Dnn't lie t sure of It. You
may get a dose of the medicine before
long. I remain,
"A Clanna-Gakl County Commission-
Editor Nixon has printed this letter in
circular form and is distributing it
throughout the entire region.
JESSIE FREMONT IN WANT.
The Widow of the Cth finder Kr ported
To He in Institution.
San Francisco. Sept. 17. A telegram
received by the executive committee of
the Native Sons of the Goldeu West, from
A. Vogelsang, a Ia Angeles lawyer, says
the family of Gen. Fremont, now in Los
Angeles, is in pressing t-d of assistance,
as they are actually destitute. The com
mittee telegraphed in reply that they bad
no funds that could lie used to relieve
them. If the report is confirmed the Cal
ifornia pioneers will afford immediate re
lief. It was generally supposed that the
retired pension granted to Fremont would
be continued to bis widow, but such is not
Prhooner and Five Men Lost.
Ashland, Wis., Sept 17. The steamer
Hibbard and part of her tow, just in port)
reports the loss of the schooner Ben Brink,
in tow of the Hibbard, off Eagle harbor
in the same storm that wrecked the Coin
ra le. The Brink had five men on board.
Filed Their Wav Out of JaiL
Virhikia. Ills., Sept. 17. ElwardSnell,
Harry W ilhers, Frank Beebe and Benja
min C-oojier, prisoners in the county Jail
here, Mouday uight filed through the
heavy iron bars over one of the windows
and escaped. '
The Weather We May Espert.
Washington City, Sept. 17. The following
are the we.it ln-r Imli ai inn for thirty--ix hours
from s p. ui. yestcrd iy: For Indiana, Illinois,
MichUau, and Wisconsin Fair, warmer
weather; southeasterly winds. For lowa
Falr, wanner westhcr: southerly winds.
C'hioaoo, Sept. 1ft.
On the board of trad to-day quotatlou were
as follows: Wheat No. - Septumlier, opened
("Hic. closed Vi,c: Dei-ember, opened 91.111
closed 1.U!: May, opened l.i6H, cliaed
$l.WHi. Con, -Nci. Spteiiilier, opuuud 4S((o,
closed 47 -; October. nH nt close I 4"1ao;
May, oiieued WVi-tyi . chisi n0s,. Oats
No. 2 Niiteniber, opene-i : 640. closed asc;
October, o.icncd 3ic, closed ftrLj.-; May, oiieued
3PT-4C, chased 40!nc. I "ork October, opeued
Sn.dn, cloned ju.h ; January, opened
nlosnd ., May. opened and clied
S12AY ird October, opened C45. closed
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, SI JS2 ;
fine gathered cream. 10,ilS ;; flue to good Imi
tations, l:l, oU:; dairies. Hnest fres.i, IA olio;
No: 1 dairies, 12jil4c; fresh packi'ig stocks,
7tiHo. Esv Fresh candled, loos oft, W
l"Vc pvr dox. Live poultry Chickens, hens,
9c per lb; spring chickens, tlilc per lb
roosters. fi.V.V) per lb; turkurs. inixai
lota, Oftlllo par Hi; iluckH. S3
Kc per lb: spring ducks. Ho per
lb; geese, 9'i.ftKM.M p T do. Potatoes New
Jersey rose, l-'.Tu i3 (, fl.Wltfl.2n mt bu; Wis
consin, ToT.io par Im; eboioe, talc per bu;
Sweet potatoes, Kaltlmnre, l.7-i(ii'iU per brl;
Jersey, 3.(M ,Mi per brl. Apples-Illinois
green, cooking, .OOJiW per brU eating,
Live stock Tho following were tho quota
tions at the Union stock yards. Ho-i Market
opened active and fir. 11 iiackrs aud snippers
buying: prices Sc. higher than yesterday's
riming: light gradea, H.av4.S0: rough nv k
tug. IU.WiM.lU; mixed lots $-'4.V"i; heavy
packing ami shipping lota, I4.15jfrt.7u.
Naw York. Sept. 18.
Wheat No. 2 red winter rash,- $1.04
1.05; ilo September, $1.U; do October,
SUB). Corn -No. ! mixe 1 UlvlMc cash;
do-Octobcr. Mtjn: ilo December, SAHc. Oata
Quiet: No. 2 mixed raeti, 4213,4 t!n; do Oc
tober, 424C Kye -Nominal. tUrley malt
Nominal. Pork Dull; family mess, tlLXod
12.2T. ldtnl ynlet; October, 10.54.
Live stock: Cattle Firm, but no trading In
beeves dreed Iss f, steady; native sides, Slf
87?ic V V. Sheep and Iambs-Market firm
and ao live at former prices for both sheep and
lambs; sheep, t4.'i ; 5 L-'Vi i 11 W ; lambs,
f.i.mrftT.l'-'H- lliHca Market steady; live hogs,
-Ua4.".!i gi Inu tr..
nay Upland prslrte
ny -rinioinv as
Uay Wild. 110.00.
fists 7 !0
(tost Hoti lie
Oord WoodSs 5 14. CO.
A Kips Old Aga.
J. EI. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher
ville, Texas, have celebrated their fifty
fifth wedding anniversary, and are still
bale and hearty. The secret of their
long life and good health ia that they
correct any alight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this tbey take St. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. Hol
comb says, "They are a mild pilL and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We prize them very highly. For sale
ky Hartz & Bahnaen.
.A.T POJPTJJLiAJEl PRICES
la always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
forced u Leave Heme.
over bu people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at the drug
gist's for a free trial packaee of Lane"s
Family Medicine. If your blood is bad.
your liver ana fcidneys out of order, if
you are constipated and have headache
and an unsightly complexion, don't fail
to call on any druggist today for a free
sample of this grand remedy. The ladies
praise It. Everyone likes it. Lsrge size
package 50 cents.
Who of us are wiuout trouble be they
small or large T The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sich
and in pain. A hacking cough, a severk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all of these uay be
quickly and permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelew'e Care. Safe and pleasant for
ahildren. Price 60 cents.
ereaa el tartar eakmg powder. Hlxhest of
U la leavsnlnx streagti. K A CowraawaJ JU
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