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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1890.
Published Daitynnd Weekly at 1M4 Second Ave-
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TgunsDaY, 8eitkmbkr 18. 1890.
ItKMOi HATIC TIl'HKT.
For United States Senator .Ton M. P-Lii-n.
For State Tieamirer Edwaro 8. Wilson.
For Sunt, of Public Instruction. ...Hshrt Kaab.
. ., . i John Hktakt.
ForTrostees Illinois I N w ORAHAM
Luiverslty. J ....Rich.ro D. Morqam.
For Congress BN T. Cable
For State Senator R. H HnWAN
For nepresentatives lJ(JB1( A WrLSl1(.
For Coontr J uilcre .
For ennuty Clerk... Ckarlks A. Creutb
KorSherirt C. U. OokDon
Fur Treasurer Go. B. Bbownbk
For County Supt. of Schsols. Cuts. B Marshall
AT IT AGAIN.
The Organ Milll Grinding Out lla
UrlNi of Falitrheod,.
What is bred in the bone is hard to take
out of the flVsh. The Union is daily fur
nhihini; evidence that it is constitutional
ly until and unable to tell the troth. It
states that Mr. Cable is trying to hedge on
the McKinley bill. There is nothing to
hedie about the matter. He is opposed
to tlie whole spirit of that bill from top
to bottom, lengthways, sideways and
every other way. He sees no good in it
whatever. It is a piece of downright
rnbbe ry from beginning to end. It was
gotten up in the interest of the few east
ern manufacturers, and trusts and syndi
cates that are daily robbing the people.
He holds McKinley responsible for it dur
ing its stay in the house and after it left
the senate. He is its father and he shall
acknowledge beiusr sire to his own child.
Ht h 1 Is every man who voted for the
b II to tie equally responsible equally
guilty. The man who argued against
it anil voted for it he considers inconsis-.
tent, untrustworthy, and lacking the
courage of his convictions. They are all
alike, a sorry lot, and entitled to the
wholesale cordomnatioa of the country
Why should McKinley himself rot be
held responsible? He would not permit
a proper discussion of the amendments
after it left the senate. The whole thing
has been railroaded through from the be
ginning. It stands as a monument of
republican audacity and recklessness, and
the people will hold the party that made
it i? sponsible. It is a cheat and a swin
dle, and deserves to die an early death
along with the party that hatched it. It
was never intended to be fair, or honest
or beneficial to the country at large. It
was conceived in unjustness, born in. des
peration, and will die in misery.
If this is hedging on the McKinley bill.
then make the most of it.
Sesatou Ixoalls in bis Pittsburg
speech showed a great command of lans
guagts and worked off a lot of spleen
but he managed to steer as clear of facts
as men generally do who are all tongue
and no sense to guide it. lngalls is bril
Hunt but untruthful. He can entertain a
crowd because in public meetings a pyro
technical display of language is always
appreciated, hut neither in his home at
Atchison nor when on the stump has la
galls displayed any great fondness for the
truth. In his dealings at home his neigh
bors always require that his business
promises shall be fortified by the proper
legal documentary evidence, so that there
shall be no misconstruction of the terms
at the time of settlement. On the banks
of the Missouri river Ihe eloquent displays
of Mr. lngalls are generally accepted with
a very large grain of salt and unbelief.
He is the man who claims that the purifi
cation of politics is a colored dream a
sham; that the morals taught in the ten
commandments should never be observed
by a politician; in other word?, he should
t a trickster, a manipulator of the truth
alwuys on the lookout for number one
with a steady eye on the main chance
He believes that money should be used in
a campaign in any way and every way
that the end sought may he gained, and.
if neccss.ry, that scoundrels should be
hired to carry out the plans. He, himself
is a politician and is one of the lights of
the republican party.
It would seem that the Union cannot
tell the truth. It may have an inclination
to do so, but the disease has become
chronicljy long indulgence in misrepre -sentation.
It charges Mr. Cable with be
ing opposed to the McKinley bill, because ,
it says, it is in the interest of the north.
This is not only silly, but It is untrue, and
the Uniim knew it was untrue when it
said it. Nevertheless the McKinley bill
discriminates against that section in every
way that it could. Does it not admit raw
sugar free, so that the lefiners in the
north can build up fortunes as against the
poor man, and thus leave the south at the
mercy of the West India islands or any
place else that has raw sugar to offer?
And when the people of Florida asked
that pineapples and cocoanuts be not adi
mitted free, they received no attention
whatever. Besides discriminating against
the south, it is a piece of downright rob
bery as ogiiinst the north, except to the
There may be n great deal in the re
ports that Senator Farwell of Illinois is a
very sick man. The success that General
Palmer is meeting with in bis canvass of
the state for Mr. Farwell's seat is well
calculated to make the present senator
very sick, says the New York Star.
The . present administration is getting
itself into a perspiration trying to re
lieve the moneyed men of the east. The
farmer asd the taxpayer are supposed to
take care of themselves and they will.
Ir is thought by many that the financial
sagacity of the present administration
was exhausted by that real estate trans
action at Cape May Point.
"How can I get rid of superfluous hair
Mr. DruggietT" Get married, sir."
He Will Not Vote to Unseat
THE LANGSTON-VENABLE CONTEST
Brings Ont the Views of the Hooaler
Statesman Close of the Inquiry luto
Commissioner Kanru's Administration
Action of the Judiciary Committee
on Kennedy's Speech Southern Indi
ana Losing Population Official News
Washington City, Sept. 18. The feat
ure of the proceedings in the house yes
terday was the speech of Cheadle of In
diana against the majority report iu the
Langston-Venable contested election case
from the Fourth Virginia district. He
said that the Fourth district of Virginia
was reliably Republican, arid it had been
carried by the Democrats, not because of
the popularity of Clevelaud or the unpop
ularity of Harrison, but because of Re
publican division. It was a perfectly
plain and natural element of faet that the
Republican party iu that district had
been beaten solely by reason of irrecon
cilable differences in the Republican par
ty. It had been a race division, with all
that such a division could imply in the
Doesn't Ilellere in Seating Bolters.
Speaking politically, it would be sui
cidal for the Republican party to seat a
man who had let! a bolt against the regu
lar Republican candidate. He proceeded
to eulogize ex-Senator Mahone, and to
praise his ability in building up the Re
publican party iu Virgluia, and predicted
that if bis leadership were followed Vir
ginia in a few years would be as reliably
Republican as was Vermont. He was
confident that there never could be a
strong and effective Republican party in
the south until there were enough white
men iu it to make it strong and effective.
Iteault of Halslng the Kace Issue
Senator Muhone and the white men of
Virginia had made the Republican party
strong in that state, and had secured the
election of sis Republicans to congress.
The contestant Hying in the face of exist
ing conditions, had raised the race issue
and the result had been that Virginia had
now ouly two Republican representatives.
Ignorance could not dominate and over
rule intelligence. The Ropublicau party
in the south could not be built up on ue
Ko votes alone. When Cheadle con
cluded he was greeted with applause by
CLOSED THE RAUM INQUIRY.
The Investigation Winds Up with Some
Sharp Verbal Kachange.
Washington Citt, Sept. 13. The house
special committee investigating the
charges against Ran in closed the business
yesterday, uud will proceed to formulate
ita findings. Rut one witness was exam
ined, and that was Mr. Flemming, the
author of the charges, which appeared in
The Indianapolis Sentinel. He said that
Fitch told him he could furuuh the names
of seven pension office employes who had
stock in the refrigerator company, among
whom was Tanner. Other information he
got from six or seven reliable men, but he
would not give their namns. Fourof them
were pension office employes. Ranm
asked for their names, but Cooper object
ed, saying that Rsum wanted to "get
even" with them. Raum asked. Flemming
if he (Flemming) was not tryiug to "get
even" with him (Raum) for recommending
his discbarge, but Flemming deuied this,
llel.lto His Own Itule.
Here the geueral received au illustra
tion of the adago that it is a poor rule
that noesirt work both ways. He pro
ceeded to question Flemming aboutsome
real estate transactions the latter had
been Interested in, but Cooper objected,
saying that the matter was irrelevant as
going into Flemming's private business.
Raum said he wanted to prove Flemming a
rascal, which remark was objected to by
Lewis, of the committee, and Raum with
drew it. Cooper said that if Raum was
allowed to go into this sort of evidence he
wanted a chance to show that men who
lived in glass houses shouldn't throw
stones, to which Raum replied that Coop
er's house wouldn't stand stoning. The
committee, however, ruled all such testi
Last Shot of the Skirmish.
Cooper asked Raum if he had not ob
tained money from a certain bank on
wmon'i indorsement. Raum replied
that be had not and wanted the bank offi
cers called as witnesses. The committ ee
wouldn't have it. and no further evidence
being offered the investigation was de
clared at an eud.
linings in Congress Summarised.
Washington Cmr, Sept. 18. The house
yesterday took up the Langston-Venable
irgiuia contested election case, but did
not finish ir. Notice was given on the
Republican side that the previous ques
tion would be called at 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon. The house held an evening session at
which a number of bills were passed,
chiefly railway rights-of-way. One of gen
eral interest was the senate bill to trans
fer the weather bureau to the agricul
The seuhte worked on the calendar dur
ing the morning hour, passing a number
of bill of little general luterest. One of
the measures passed appropriates $30,000
for a statue in this city of John Ericsson.
The remainder of the day's session was
devoted to the consideration of the bill to
establish a court to settle private land
claims in the wes ern states ami, territo
ries, but without action on the bill It went
over. Private pension bills were then
taken up, and eighty passed in thirty
An Official Victimised.
Washington Citt, Sept. 18. Vergno
Vaccarno, superintendent of silk culture,
agricultural department, has been vic
timized to the extent of $3,000 by two of
his fellow-countrymen. They represent
ed themselves several days ago to be rich
wine merchants of California, and the
three men became great friends. On the
pretense of not having received a draft
from home with which to pay the charges
on a lot of wine shipped to them they bor
rowed 13,000 from Mr. Vaccarno, since
which time nothing has been beard of
Loss of Population in Indiana.
Washington City, Sept is. Southern
and southeastern Indiana show a lacge
loss of population. Of the sixteen counties
comprising the Second census district,
only three, Bartholomew, Clark and
IMoyd, show an increase over 18S0. la the
other thirteen the loss ranges from one
in Brown to 3,307 iu Dearborn. Other
large Iowms are Franklin, 1,7-15; Jefferson,
1.547; Jennings, 1.83J; Ripley, 2.2K9. The
population of the district in 1810 was 807,
113; in 1W it is 301,751
No Coking Coal in Illinois.
Washington Citt, Sept. 78. Professor
Day, of the .geological survey, says: "All
attempts at making coke on an extensive
scale in Illinois have thus far been with
out favorable results, although extraor
dinary efforts have been made, chiefly
with a view to utilizing the large amount
of slack coal that now goes tojwaste. The
chief difficulty is the impurity of the
Bilver Advancing Again.
Washington Citt, Sep,, is. The direc
tor of the mint was offered yesterday 519,
000 ounces of silver bullion, 330,000 of
which he purchased at the following
prices: Thirty thousand ounces at $l.l25,
50,000 ounces at tl.UM, 50,000 ounces at
1.165, 75.000 ounces at $1. 16025, and 121,000
Superintendent Porter Overworked.
Washington Citt, Sept. 18. Superin
tendent of the Census Porter is quite ill
of nervous exhaustion at his residence
here, caused, his physicians say. by over
GILT-EDGED. BUT LAID DOWN. I
Boston Bankers and II rokera IV reeked on
Boston, Sept. 13. Another big finan
cial crash startled State street yesterday
when the gilt-edged firm of R. Gardner,
Chase & Co., bankers and brokers,
with an office in the basement
of the Equitable building, went
down under a load of 12,000,000 lia
bilities. It was the big eat failure since
the gigantic collapse of the Potter-Ix veil
company, and at first it was supposed that
the trouble was caused by theotherdown-
fall. But such does not seem to have
been the fact.
Owe the Money to Banks.
By far the larger portion of the t2,000,
000 of liabilities Is represented by notes
held by banks. These were secured by
stocks and bonds, which, as is customary in
such cases, amounted to 10 or 15 per cent,
more than the face of th s notes, the banks
always exacting this margin to protect
themselves iu case of a "flurry"
or sudden depreciati n. The pos
sible assets are telieved to be
$1,750,000. George R. Chase, son of the
senior partner and one of the clerks, said
when talking with a regwrter about the
failure: "The trouble is due wholly to the
tight money. The calls upon us have
been greater than we conld withstand."
It la not thought that thu failure will re
sult in other disasters.
. THEY HELD THEIK BREATH.
An Actress Causes a Stir by Appearing in
a Startling Costume.
New York, Sept. 18. The assumption
by Miss Sybil Johnston at the Standard
theatre Wednesday nigh t of the role of
Iza in "The Clemenceau Case," resulted
In one of the most startl ng and daring
exhibitions that theatre-goers have ob
served upon the city stage in years. This
surprising display of phslque came in
the studio scene in the t bird act, where
Miss Johnstou impersona s the model.
The actress appeared in the oenter of the
stage in pink tights and a pink jersey.
An Astonishing Spectacle. .
She wore no waist stays, and both the
tights and jerseys fitted suugly to her fig
ure. The spectacle took the onlookers
completely by surprise, and they fairly
held their breath for an instant when the
actress appeared upon tha scene. Even
Wilton Lackaye, who plsyed the hus
band, appeared to be surprised. Exactly
what artistic purpose Miss Johnston's re
markable costume served w as not clear to
anybody in the auditorium of the theatre,
but its effect was instantaneous.
ABBREVIATE D TELEGRAMS.
S. Gardner Chase & Co.. bankers and
brokers of Boston, have failed. Liabili
ties about ti, 000,000.
" Chinese advices via San Francisco are
to the effect that 4,000,000 people have
been made homeless by the Yellow river
Australian mail steamers are lying Idle
at their docks in Melbourne. The dock
men are on a strike, and tbareis noon
to load them.
The United States grand jury at Min
neapolis has indicted seveu of the census
enumerators who helped to i well the pop
ulation of that city.
It is stated at Ishpeming, Mich., that
the Kscanuba, Iron Mountain and West
ern Railway company will build their line
to Ishpeming atouce.
Democrats of the Eleventh Ohio con
gressional district Wednesday nominated
J. M. Pattison for congress. The choice
was made on the 270th ballot
The Society of the Army of the Cum
berland is holding its twenty -first annnal
reunion at Toledo, O. The v.j is gayly
decorated in honor of the occasion.
The announcement is msde at New
York of the engagement of Miss Helen
Newberry, of Detroit, to Harry Baecher,
the grandson of Henry Ward Beecher.
Vere V. Hunt, a Chicago lawyer, has
been received into the Jewish church and
renamed Israel Isaac Ostenheimer. A
pretty Jewess is the cause of his conver
sion. Joseph Dary, of Warsaw,Ill., son of an
old and prominent merchant, aged 17
years, dropped dead Wednesday. His
death was caused by paralysis of the
Professor Drewey Jones, principal of
the public schools of Ferguson, Mo.,
committed suicide Wednesday, being
driven thereto by the toothacte and neu
ralgia. The sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fel
lows, In session at Topeka, Kan., has re
versed the order of the Missouri grand
lodge refusiug admission to the order to
Mr. and Mrs. Gee, of Normal, Ills., were
found dead in their bouse them Wednes
day morning. It Is thought they were as
phyxiated by gas from a stove, ir else ate
something poisonous for breakf tst.
A pet dog belonging to Mrs. I . J. Daley,
of Putnam, Conn., was painfully injured
a few days ago, whereupon ha deliber
ately walked Into the river and held his
bead under water until he was drowned.
Brig. Gen. Charles Brown, of Flint,
Mich., commander of the sta e troope,
forwarded his resignation to Governor
Luce Wednesday, The govern r has ap
pointed Col. Eugene Robinson, cf Detroit,
to succeed him.
Two daughters of Samuel Stddert, of
Harriman, Tenn., walking ou thi traok of
the Belt Line railway at that p ace, were
run down by a train and one k lied and
the other badly hurt. They were IS and
14 years old respectively.
Edward Laugevin. of St. Paul, Minn.,
died Tuesday at the age of 83 yoars. He
went to .St. Paul in the year 1 840 from
Quebec, and opened a grocery store. He
made tS.COO.OCO in real estate, an 1 his life
was devoted to laying up riches.
Joseph D. Nottingham, recently a
preacher, finding that he could not make
enough money serving the Lor J, went
into the counterfeiting business at Kan
kakee, Ills., and now is fast In thi grip of
Uncle Sam's minions of the secret servioa.
Because James Jamison was discharged
from a government dredge boat at Du
buque, la., Monday, he went atoard of
her Wednesday, and after obstructing tha
machinery, fired up the boilers to as to
blow up the boat He was discovered, but
he knocked his discoverer down and es
caped. His plan failed, however.
Didn't Deserve Ills Good Lu k.
Toronto, Ont., Sept. 18. Stephen H.
Louark deserted his family twenty-six
years ago and went sailing on the schoon
er Drake, which was lost, and he was
supposed to have beeu drowned. Ills wife
married again and four years aro she
died. Recently Lonark returned from
Honduras, proved his identity, acd Fri
day received a fortune which bis father
left him fourteen years ago.
Horrible Bight for a Son.
Ishpeming, Mich.. Sapt. 18. Peter F.
Johnson, aged 55, was killed almtat in
stantly at Lake Shaft Tuesday by a heavy
log which was being hoisted by chaius,
but broke away. Johnson's 14-yeir-old
son was standing a few feet from his
father, and saw his father's brain i bat
tered out before his eyes. He was crazed
with grief, and two men were required to
Comes of at Bad Family.
Mount Carmel, Ills., Sept 18.-Aden
Wells, a negro thug, killed Stephen
Files, a white man, by crushing his skull
with an oak paling. Wells was ariested
by Sheriff McNair. He comes of s. bad
family. Two cf his brothers died with
their boots on, and a third has at rved
four terms in the penitentiary.
A Batisfaetory Adjustment.
Chicago, Sept 18. The engineers and
firemen of the Santa Fe road, who bave
been in session here several days, let, for
home vesterdav. Besides eler.Hnir.nfln !
some differences between the men and the
company on the question of wages were'
sati8factorilv adiuatad hv mutual mn .
A Troubled Cooper's Bloody
and Deadly Work.
FIVE VICTIMS OF HIS FEROCITY.
He Beg-lni by Serloualy Shooting; a Mer
chant and Closes the Tragedy with
the Murder of Two of His Own Dangh
ters,tho Critical Wounding of a Third
and Blowlns; Hia Own Brains Ont
Feminine Waywardness the Alleged
Canae of the Mat acre.
Portsmouth, N. H., Sept 18. A terri
ble tragedy occurred here last night, and
there was great excitement A mob of
several hundred people surrounded the
house where the bodies of three dead per
sons partially attested the extent of the
crime, Fred H J. Heln, aged 48 years, a
cooper in the employ of the Eldredge
Brewing company, had a family of three
daughters, the eldest Carrie, aged 15
years, keeping house for him, his wife,
who it is said was unfaithful, having left
him several months ago. Since she left it
is reported that the girl Carrie he become
wayward. Heln's troubles preyed upon
his mind until he resolved to end them
and remove from temptation the three fe
male members of his household.
His Purpose Well Carried Out.
Two of them aud the murderer himself
lie dead In his home, whitest the hospital
the third daughter lies dying with a bul
let iu her neck, and at his home Charles
W.Taylor, a well-known hardware mer
chant, lies with two bullet holes in his
back. Before the discovery of Hein's dead
body, officers and citizens were scouring
the city in search of him. and hail he
fallen into the hands of the mob he would
have been lynched.
The Murderer' First Victim.
The story of the murders is as follows:
Charles W. Taylor, while entering his
residence about 7:30 last night was
rushed upon by the murderer, who fired
two shots, both of which took effect in
the small of his back. A large crowd
gathered around the house. Taylor is
still alive, but very low. He says that he
does uot know what prompted Heln to
shoot him. At 12 o'clock last night the
doctors were Bt ill doubtful about saving
Finishing His Frightful Work.
Shortly before 8 o'clock people in the
vicinity of Hein's house heard five pistol
shots fir! in rapid succession, and Maud,
the 18-year-old daughter of Hein, ran out
of the house and down the street She
proceeded hut a Bhort distance when she
fell on the pavement, saying: "Father has
shot me." The girl was taken to the hos
pital, where she now lies iu a critical con
dition. Three shots were fired at her, all
taking effect The lower part of Hein's
house was the scene of the murderer's
most horrible work, and it showed evidence
of a desperate struggle. The kitchen was
covered with blood, and everything was
in great disorder.
Dreadful Kerne at the House.
Just outside the back door of the house
lay two bodies. Carrie, the Jldest girl,
lay with her face covered with blood, the
bullet enteriug the left side of the face,
passing upward toward the brain, death
having resulted iustantly. Across her
prostrate form lay Bertha, the youngest
daughter. Wheu found she was uncon
scious and she expired in fifteen minutes,
the bullet that caused her death having
entered her head just behind the left ear.
6henff Coffin arrived at Hein's house at
8:15 and detailed men to search for the
Discovery of Hein's Rody.
Meanwhile Marshal Joy and a force of
officers arrived, and it was decided to
closely examine the chambers. As they
entered the front chamber they found
the dead body of Hein stretched on the
floor. A bullet had passed through bis
head from the revolver which lay by his
aide. The crowd which had gathered
about the bouse was highly excited, and
had the mnrderer been taken alive he cer
tainly would have been killed by them.
DIED IN THEIR WAR PAINT.
How Two Indian Murderers Rode to
Death at the Cheyenne Agency.
MILES Citt, Mont, Sept. IS. Particu
lars just received of the killing at the
Cheyenne agency of Head Chief and Young
Mule, the murderers of Hugh Boyle, state
that Agent Cooper refused to negotiate
with the father of Head Chief for the sur
render of the two Indians on the basis of
their being granted immunity from pun
ishment. The old man then said that the
two young bucks would come into the
agency ami attack the troops, at the same
time indicating the direction from which
they would approach. The soldiers and
Indian police were drawn up to meet them
when, half an hour after the father's de
parture. Head Chief aud Young Mule
were seen coming on ponies at full speed
and arrayed in war paint and feathers.
Tbey charged the full length of the line
of soldiers and police, retreated, and again
Charged the Line Alone.
The volleys of the troops had up to this
time beeu Ineffectual. Fiually, however,
a chance shot hit Young Mule's pony,
leaviug him dismounted. Head Chief at
once put his pony to the top of his speed,
and alone swept down upon the armed
line, firing bis rifle rapidly as be charged.
He was then shot twice through the
forehead and once in the mouth, dying in
stantly. Young Mule aeeiug the fate of
his companion, instead of attempting tc
retreat, commenced chanting tha death
song, And was advancing upon the troops,
when he was hit in the side. He then
jumped into a hole in the ground and
fired one more shot He was later found
dead in the pit
TWO ILLINOIS MEN TO HANG.
A Woman Sent Up for Twenty-five Tears
and Her Hon for Fifteen.
Monticello, Ills., Sept 18. In the cel
ebrated Holden-Russell murder trial the
jury yesterday morning found the de
fendants guilty of murder and fixed the
sentence of Calvin Holden at death; Albert
Dunham, death; Mrs. Eliza Holden,
twenty-live years lu the penitentiary, and
Edwin Holden, fifteen years in the peni
tentiary. The story of the crime for which
these persons have been convicted la as
follows: On the evening of June 21 last,
while Harley Russell and his wife were
returning home In a buggy front Monti
cello, they overtook two men, Calvin
Holden and Albert Dunham.
The Commission of the Crime.
Dunham seized the horse aud held it
while Holden drew a revolver and shot
Russell, inflicting a mortal wound. Rus
sell lived long enough to tell all about
the shooting, and wht did it Holden
and Dunham were immediately placed in
jail, and Dunham told enough to im
plicate Mrs. Holden and Edwin Holden,
her son. They, too, were arrested, and
all were indicted by the graud jury, with
the above result. Sentence and date of
executiou will not ba given until the 10th
A Sklllfnl Job or Burglary. -The
Dalles, Ore., Sept. 18. The First
National bank was robbed early Tuesday
morning, but the matter was kept quiet
In order to allow the detectives to work on
the case. The concrete pier ou which the
vault stands was tunneled through and a
hole drilled into the safe. The amount
secured was ',50n. The robbery was evi
dently the work of experienced burglars
and must have taken three weeks to ac
complish. There is no clue to the rob
bers. More Money fur Central Strikers.
Albanv, N. Y., Sept. 18. More money
is expected to arrive soou for the relief of
the strikers on the Cnntral road. Dis
trict Master Workman Lee said yesterday
afternoon that he would not deolare the
. POLITICAL NEWS.
Doings of the Mississippi Con
THE HEW 0HABTEB OF LIBEETY.
Four Sections Adopted, bns Two Impor
tant Amendments Defeated Repub
licans of Massachusets, Connecticut and
New Hampshire rut Tickets In the
Field Ben Bntterworth's Ileasons for
Refusing to Run for Congress.
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 18. Voting on
the suffrage question was begun yester
day in the constitutional convention, the
question being on the adoption of report
of the committee ou elective franchise.
The report was taken up section by section
and four adopted. All attempts to amend
were voted down. Propositions were
made for educational and property quali
fications, for restricted suffrage to women,
and all were rejected by votes of 77 to 80.
Qualifications for Votera.
Section 1 provides that all elections shall
be by ballot. Section 2 is as follows: "Ev
ery male inhabitant of this state, except
idiots insane persons and Indians, not
taxed, who is a citizen of the United
States, "1 years old and upward, who has
resided iu this state two years aud one
year in the election district in which he
offers his vote, aud who is duly registered
as provided by section 8 of this article,
and who has never beeu convicted of brib
ery, burglary, theft, arson, or obtaining
money or goods under false preteuses,
shall be entitled to a vote, after six
month's residence iu thu election precinct
if otherwise qualified.'
Must I'uy a Poll Tax.
Section 3 provides for the registration
of voters, and has nothing in it particu
larly interesting. Section 4 provides that
"a uniform poll tax of fcj is hereby im
posed upon every male inhabitant in the
state between tWw. ages of 21 and rlj. not
persons who are deaf and dumb or blind.
The payment of the poll tax imposed is
declared to lie a qualification of a voter."
A long discussion resulted regarding sec
tion 5, and amendment after amendment
was otTered and rejected, and the conven
tion adjourned at 6 p. in. without further
Three New Kncland States Ready for the
Boston, Sept. IS The Republican state
convention met here yesterday and nom
inated the follow-in.; lieket: Governor,
J. Q. A. Bracket!; lieutenant governor,
William 11. Hade; treasurer, (f.Hirye M.
Marden; siK-refary of state, William M.
Olin; attorney general, Albert S. Pills
bury; auditor, J. 11. Gould. The pint form
indorses the n.itioniil election bill, and
while conceding to workinmen the full
rightof oraniz.ttiou,declHres that neither
capital nor labor tdiould not be allowed to
violate law or practice violence or intimi
dation in Hiiy form or to any decree. Pres
ident Harrison's administration is fully
approved, as is civil Mexviee reform, the
McKinley bill and Speaker R-ed.
Cnnurrticut K-publlcan Ticket.
New Havex, Conn., S;-pt. IS. The Re
publican state convention ye.sterdsy nom
inated Samuel K. Merwin, of New Haven,
for governor. The remniuilt-r of the ticket
is as follow-: Gxire Augustus B nveu,
of Woodstock, for lieutenant governor;
George P. McLean, of H irtfor I, for sec
retary of state, E. Stevens Henry, of R.ick
ville, for treasurer, and Lymau S. Cat I in,
of Bridgeport, for comptroller. The plat
form indorses the iihiIoiihI administra
tion, calls for the passage of the national
election bill, and Is an orthod x Repub
lican document nil through.
Nrw IlwBnpnhire ltr putilic-aii.
CONComt, X. II., Sept. IS Hiram A.
Tuttle was nominated for governor yes
terday by the Republican convention of
this state. The resolutions thoroughly
indorse the actions of the present con
gress and il -ioand the pHS.sat.-e of the na
tional election bill; aiso imloisf the pull
ey of reciprocity.
Charley Foster Nominated.
FlNDLAY, O., Sept. IS. Ex-Governor
Charles Foster was yesterday nominated
by the Republicans of the Eighth district
as their candidate for congress.
The Republicans of the Fifth Indiana
district indorsed John G. Hunhnr, Union
Labor candidate, for congress. Other
congressional nominations: t irst, Second,
Fourth and Fifth Pennsylvania, H. H.
Bingham, C. H. O'Neill, John E. Rey
burn, and A. C Mariner, respectively all
Republicans. Thirteenth Indiana, II. D.
Wilson, Republican. First Indiana.
James S. Wright, Republican. Sixth
Michigau, Byron G. S:om, IViuoerat.
Men Butterworih Declines.
Cincinnati, O.. Sept. is. Benjamin
Butterworth, representative in congress
from the First Ohio district, has written
a letter to a numlier of his constituents
who had asked him to be a candidate, for
re-election, iu which he positively declines,
giving as one reason that he is obliged to
follow some pursuit nluch will citable
blin to place his f unity iu circumstances
of security against casualty or d;-alli.
Wool Orntrent Oppose Kertprovity. '
CoLUXinrs, O., Sept. IS. There was a
sparsely attended convention of Ohio
wool growers Bt the state, fair grounds
yesterday, at which resolutions indorsing
the wool clause of the McKinley tariff
b ill, and condemning the reciprocity feat
ure that has been adopted by t he senat t
Itepublleans of Cnlnraiiu.
DENVER. Colo., Sept. 18 The Repub
lican state convention met here yesterday
and spent the day over a question of con
testing delegations from Arapahoe, Wash
ington, and Phillips counties. The cre
dentials committee couldn't agree, aud
the convention adjourned for tite day.
Death of nn Associated Press Mn.
Dknver, Colo., Sept. la Louis B. Mc
Carthy, for twelve years in the telegraph
service of the Associated Press iu Wash
ington City and New York, was found
dead in his bed at bis residence iu this
city yesterday. His duath was caused by
hemorrhage of the lungs. Mr. McCarthy
came here from New York for the benefit
of his health, but consumption had
marked him for death.
Ten Thonsaud Tons of Ore Disappear.
HUFf's Chukch, Pa., Sept IS. Owiug
to the late heavy rains an iron-ore mine at
Rittenhnuse Gap sprung a leak yesterday
and 10,000 tons of ore disappear! d in a
Sink hole 200 feet deep, carrying with it
two engines and all th e machinery. The
mine is supposed to have beeu situated
over a subterranean cavern.
w York tiots a Soaking.
New Yokk, Sept. 18 It rained very
heavily during the night and the greater
part of the moruing in this city. For the
four hours preceding 8 o'clock yesterday
morning the raiufall was 1.31 inches. The
streets in the lower p.irts of the city along
the river front were flooded with water,
and the cellars in the neighborhood had
tj lie pumped out
A Kips Old Age-
J. H. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher
ville, Texas, have celebrated their fifty
fifth wedding anniversary, and are still
hale and hearty. The secret of their
long life and good health is that they
correct any slight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
moat everyone else they are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take St. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. Hoi
comb says, "Tbey are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We prize them very highly." For aale
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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. Large size
package 50 cents.
Who of us are wunout trouble be they
mall or large? The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we an sich
and in pain. A hacking" cough, a aevnrk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all ot these may be
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