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TcESDaf, September 30, 1890.
I KNOCK ATI U TIlKKT.
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mr stst Tiensnn-r Edward 8. Wilson
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Instruction Hurt K
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18 V N. W. Qhai
I ....RlCDiRD D. MOR
For 8uit. of Public Instruction Hihrt Kaab,
.,-....,.. llllnnl. I JOHH HRTAHT.
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For State Senator
.Bhh T. Cabli
.R. H Htsarffft
For Re pre ae r?
;nr W-.-V rMTOji rc
For Coontr J ndfe
For Connty Clerk.
Cbarlks A. Crrutz
C. D. GORBOH
Gso. B. Brown ik
For County Supt. of ScholsXHa. B Marshall
Architect Schcreman says be paySj
his office rent. ' Is there anything so un
usual in this that he deems it essential to
parade the fact before the puMic?
Senator Ingalls savs the ten com-
mandments have no place in politics.
Uncle Dick Oglesby Bays they have the
same place there that the Uriff has i.he'y
are to be used to keep the peopleriq tn'w:
ifi' i t
Our eHeemed morning contemporary
says the new uriff reduces the 'atehtg'e
rat? of duty. Well, it reduces it to this
extent that while before it was some 4?
per cent it now averages about 00 per
cent. This is reduetlo ad abnurclum.
The government should allow Mr
Scburcman a commission upon what he
has saved it. It would not be a bad idea
for him to go up and down the country
looking afttfr the government's interest
flow would "Me, and Oeali" ' do for
Ok course, the republicans have already
begun to show sftat'the? faereaM-tntax
tion is a reiiucti&fTis what-.le8-by
w II do here TJrJind'eVerjy' good
republican w;ll be expect yd to IwlieVeit
and foil flown and worship the man who
has r-ryjucjaauu. to sat.it .
T&X'nion wishes lo mislead theglav
ple-mrea 'among its readers by telling
theirj?sriowriright He.- It says that the
McKlttfcy'bill I'm placed sugar on the
free r-lAhereiinyTor-tr bare-faced
iniqijity that the"' Union wilt not stoop tor
Telling only imlf Um truth is equsl to a
lie- ": " .
It'U not noticed that Mr. Oet-t is asked
to go inf McKinley 'a dn-trict with the
others and help tol-'ct tvie magnificent
fraud. It is another case of not being
able to catch the speaker eye. The show
wonld be over before Mr. Gesl couH get
to the front.
It is but a short time ago that anything
Bltine said on the tariff woul 1 be implic
illy believed by every good republican
Now that statesman from Maine has ma
terially changed bis views on that ques
tion, there are none so poor as to do
him reverence among his own party.
Why, even the Uuhm is glad to publish
anything against him when the tariff is
under cnsi. Juration. Thus do our idols
It was first the intention of the fit
fryers to extort $4 000,000 yearly from
the farmers on the one item of binding
twine blone, but a3 some of the western
members thought that the people
wouldn't stand it it was concluded to cut
the steal down to $2,500,000- Then the
twine trust began to howl thit they were
not fairly dealt with and that the repub
Jican managers were not keeping to their
contract. Anyway the farmers will have
to pay the money. One of the men who
voted for the burden was W. H. Gest.
Uncxe Dick Oolesbt told the farmers
recently at Greenville that be "had not
studied the tariff like Blaine nnd McKin-
ley, but be believed in it. lie was for the
tariff just because he was for the ten
commandments, the sermon on the mount,
the declaration of independence, and the
platform of the republican party. All of
them went together." This will most
likely be bis logic when he is talking to
the people here tomorrow. There is one
of the commandments that Uncle Dick
evidentlyconsiderBof no account "Thou
shalt not steal."
The Eighteenth street organ says that
McKinley showed the falsity of Blaine's
assertion that the new tariff bill would
not open a market for another bushel of
wheat or another barrel of pork. But
McKinley showed a greater falsity than
that, if possible. lie showed that every
statement he made to the people regard
ing the tariff was a lie He showed that
while he was pretending to legislate for
the good of the country be was actually
playing into the hands- of the eastern
combinations. In short, he showed
that be was a magnificent fraud.
Can it be any wonder that Sher
man, and Foruker, and Grosvenor,
and Reed, and Horr, and Ingblls, and
Blaine are all demanded to go at once into
McKitilfj's district and In I p to re-elect
him? Some of them are going with re
luctance, especially Blaine, but McKidey
is In danger and the party with him and
Bomt thing has to be done in this hour of
trouble. It is expected that the people
will listen open mouthed to these trained
manipulators of the truth and perhaps a
saving can be made. It is a desperate
case and requires desperate remedies.
Whs Does i Mean T
"100 doses one dollar" means simply
that flood's flarsaparilla is the most eco
nomical medicine to buy, because it gives
more for the money than any other prep
aration. Each bottle contains 100 doses
and will -average to last a month, while
other preparations taken according to
directions are gone in a week. There
fore, be sure to get Hood's Sarsaparilla,
the best blood purifier.
"Did Smitbers make any motions at the
meeting?" "Well, not exactly motions,
lie made a great many gestures."
UPSET BY MORGAN.
THE ALABAMA MAN NEVER TIRES.
He Starts Die Eloquence la the Senate
Once More on the Tariff Rill Adjourn
ment, Hovrrer, h Sight Paddock Is
"Agin" the Bill Farther Testimony
in the Case of Postmaster Wheat
Whitfield, ot Ohio, Promoted to Sue-
K X$ttLxTTy'. SefSt.ls$rhe senate
promptly took up the tariff bill yesterday,
but it did not promptly dispose of it. The
orators at once began operations, iind the
date of adjournment of this (tension of
congress now depends entirely upon the
stent to which senatyrt!WWf uence shall
un. Disf-assitn A odc glMf frights dear
o the seilite. idf..l right wlichit does
ot into -i3 tfeterfemUvith. Mor
gan of Alabama was the tmexpected ora
tor of the occasion yesterday afternoon.
At the moment when the conference re
port was taken up, Morgan happened to
be in the talking mood, and he talked as
it it was the first time be bad ever said
anything about the measure.
I et Their Calculations.
It had Leen the understanding of the
Republican nitirabers of the .ijsjricf ,Coinf
nut tee tbartne. ouiy speeches to he made
wewMfapf ff pflrjislp.'apd Aldrich, with
possioiy a lew remarks iroin i auaoCK.
Bnt.Naraiifs unexpected onslaught up
set all plnns, anil while that verbose gen
'tinman was speaking Aldrich endeavored
-to arrange a truce with the Democrats by
which they would agree to a vote to-day
at 4 o clock p. ni. Though there is no
agrecmeiit it", is believed a vote will be
reached to-day, but there is no telling how
many more orators a day may bring
The Adjournment Resolution.
The joint resolution. pnovidingfin ad
journnient to-day at 2 o'clock was report
ed to the senate and referred to the
finance committee, which may report it
back with a recommendation that it puss,
and. the - Ketiublic'in majority has the
power'fo pass it, but 't hat can scarcely lie
used as a club over the heads of the Dem
ocrats,; for under the unlimited debate
system'the Democrats may talk right on
to the hour of 3, :nd adjournment with
out passage of the tariff bill of course is
not -lo-ba- 4boughVf-h-the JtefmWtefm.
Some time this afternoon rr to night, the
prospect aire, m vat&U lyreached, and
the report will tfcdrisi foe reed to with
onv-W or tnajjrtt.jrtjflHican votes
T'addcu-k Tiles the Track.
" Ahlrfng these :-few ReluWican'rrfe'is
sure; for fretnts' Shir! it." rifTMiWHt took
the floors-xoa its Morgan WH'j trrrotroti.
arMlsaltl tfiSt, constrajiicil, by, i a , seflserf
nuty to the-tate aud. section , which be
represtraten.'-he .hhoubl vote against the
conference report.1 : If "it w as a purely
political " .uttfction he should cheerluliy
accept the judgment of the majority of
hia party associates, but he could not cou-
lderthe great economic problem as one
entirely political in its nature, affecting,
as it did, interests most vital to his im
mediate constituency and the entire west
The partictilnr thing in the bill that was
"pizeu to him was free sugar, believing,
as lie did, that it wonld injure the domes
tic beet sugar industry. His speech, in
short, was another of those which sus
tain Gen. Hancock's idea that the tariff is
a local issue, and as the bill, iu his judg
ment, did not do anything for Nebraska
he said he would vote against it.
THE WHEAT INVESTIGATION.
Further Developments of the House Post
Washington- City, iept. 80. Further
testimony was taken yesterday relative to
the charges against the postmaster of the
house of representatives. The testimony
was principally corroborative of the pr ven
charge that Wheat got a bonus of $150 per
month from Culbertson, the mail con
tractor, and of Wheat's alleged ignorance
that there was anything wrong in the
deal. Another mattercame out, in which
Wheat's son Walter showed that the qual
ity of thrift runs in the family. A young
man named Denny was discharged from
the postal force, and Walter did the work
formerly devolving upon Denny, and got
tiie salary, wnicn was drawn by a man
named Bradley, who expected to be ap
pointed to the position.
The Ieal with Bradley.
Young Wheat said be took the work of
Denny at his father's request until the
place could be filled. He expected that
Denny's successor would be appointed in
a week after the discharge. Ho woiked
extra iu Denny's place and thought he
was entitled to some pay for it, so he
agreed with young Brandley to draw the
pay, giving him t- for doing so. His fa
ther, said the witness, saw nothing wrong
In this. 1 he work, that the witness per
formed in Ih-nny's place did not conflict
with his other work in the oftice.
Another Side of the Story.
William K. Bradiey testified that be had
been sworn in as a messenger in the house
postoflice in March last, but bad
never dote any work there. Wheat's son
had come to see him and had asked him if
he wanted to make a few dollars by being
sworn in as a messenger in the house
postoflice, to serve for a few days until a
man from Dakota could arrive to take hia
place. Young Wheat agreed to give him
15 for serving for a few days, iie served
for three weeks and drew about $07,
which he turned over to young Wheat
with the exception of $.
Another Similar Veal.
Wheat had secured him an indorsement
on an application for a government posi
tion as a further reward for his services.
Walter Wheat had come to him again
and asked him to represent a man named
Frank Hall in the postoflice. and he had
agreed to do so. He drew f.iTfor repre
senting Hall. He asked Walter Wheat to
divide the money, but he refused to do so,
and in the presence of Postmaster Wheat
they had compromised on $10.
There were two or three cases sworn to,
in which men bad been borne on the rolls
of the house pitoffice without doing any
The Congressional Summary.
Washington City, Sept. 30 Besides
discussing without action the conference
report on the tariff bill the senate yester
day did the following business: Confer
ence report on bill for relief of
settlers on Northern Pacific landa
agreed to; also report on de
ficiency bill; Methodist Episcopal resolu
tion asking congress to do no business on
Sunday rrfet red; resolution for final ad
j' urnine-)'. referred; house bill defining
Jut ies of sergeant-at-arms passed. Installs
by request introduced a bill to pay ar
rears of pensions on applications filed
liuce July 1, IKsj). A number of bills of
no particular interest were finally dis
The house n creed to the conference re
ports on the deficiency bill and the bill to
transfer the weather service to the agri
cultural department. A numlter of bills
uf no particular importance were passed.
To Act for Superintendent Porter.
Washington City, Sept. ao. The de
parture of Superintendent of Census Por
ter for Knrop Saturday gave rise to a
bot hersome question as to who should act
as superintendent of the bureau during
his aluence. There is no assistaut super
intendent of the census, and the eleventh
census law makes no provision for the su
perintendent's nltteuce. But Secretary
Noble found a statute at large that pro
vides that when the head of a bureau was
absent his chief clerk should perform his
duties. Under this law, which applies to
all branches of the government service.
Chief Clerk A. F. Chiids will act as su
perintendent of the census office.
THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER
rksnn's Successor Mam ed.
CTOV CITY. Sent. 8V Tle tires-
teVday sent to the sen a Hfne fol-
nortiinations: Smith jjf. Wbit-
f Obib, to be first assist Int pLit-
genejkal; James Ixtwrill Uell.tVt
I'enusyivanla, to he second asslsi ant post
master general. Members of t!ie conti
nental railway commission Alexander
J. Cassatt, of Pennsylvania; Gjorge M.
Pullman, of Illinois; Henry G.
West Virginia. Joseph Black,
U. S. consul at-Buda-Pestbt-Jobn - N. Ir
win, of ioj.n gnvf rjom ofr Agrwi,.
has almost cleared
up the execui i veiusi-
rnwrut ilmnij, UiugijagliJiiH.ajJii feasures.
All( these had been actejl upp.at 5 o'chjck
ye'stearday," excegtlthirty'-jrre'e, inly two
nominations" "have been, ' rejectpc t, , 'khjs
eaMoh those of4 TV ' Ejives'ca lectorf
Internal revenue for "the Fifth" district of
Ncth'Cronha,"and rr.' 11. h'rtckj'posit
mitater abeRns Grove, Fa,' '." . J ,7'
- TheTVesiifevt fb flak CallTornlk '
WASHrscfTOTf ClTt, Sept. 30 ft 'ft ch'r
rent report here 'that President" 1 fartl'son
and several members ot Jii's cabinet wil
visit California next May as t,he $ ij,es) of
Senator Stanford, to tie present at the
opening of the Iceland Stah'ford, JY., uni
versity -The' ladies of the presidential
household aud the wives of the cabinet
officers have alfcj tleeblrivtfed.7
e i ,,-..,1.' ,--fi2 wr
' The French Spoliation Clal ns.
Washington City, Sept. 30. The con-
agreement yesterday, but once more the
a&rwor -njc.tencu spoliation claims
f!ti .Tit hooe-oanfert-ei-' were
SuiiBed-Ainiitlie senators had to crive
tont bt otlet the bill fail. . , .
EsSa?.- In ir-i--'
SllhtHi AJHUb&A Grant Forfeiture fchl. '
d JjihoiiEd Grant F
Sept. 3). "iie land.
re bUL-viiicti passe 1 botn
houses of eSfngress,
but was in con Perence
committee for some time, reached the ex
ecutive mansion yesterdrtjTjmornii g. and
was approved by the president.
Huston at is Tt gain . 1
Stafcs "WengrtreTr !tTXf sto " retarded t.o tie
ottu&ira!om-s,sVrtVto Cobnai -svills:'
I5djl.ji.nd has Testified tis'4oties k-ther1
tiiiury-tiepartirekj.. ' h
BIRCHALL TO STRETCH, HE VP.
Close 6ft Xoted Sfuriter-;illal
WwnsxoCK. Ontr Sept. SO. The trial
of- Ke9im4irUtrbbRl- or the m rtrde r tP F.'
tW'3rtry ' rendcr7hga"ve1r.ljgt,Vif- gui ty of
murde 4n,U- fifst ;fee. The judge
immediately sentenced him to ba h mged
jSrtV4,WSi-Birchall, on being asked
jw4Mtt-le-had to say, said "Simply that I
iafri'not guilty of murder." The triil has
beeu one of the most celebrated ever held
in this section and crowds of jteople
packed the court room during its prog
ress. The testimony was entirely circum
stantial. The Crime He Is Accnsed Of.
Birchail had induced Ben well, a young
Englishman, by means of an advertise
ment in an English newspaper, to leave
his home and emigrate to Canada with
the idea of liecoming a farmer. Hen'Vell's
dead body was discovered in ,n clump of
woods not far from Niagara F.iIIs, with
marks of violence upon it. Rirjhal. was
seen in the vicinity at. the time the mur
der was committed. Birchail was him
self an Englishman, and lii wife, who
was at first suspected of complicity in the
crime, but sulmequently released, it- the
daughter of a prosperous aud well ki own
English merchant. The object of the
murder was robbery.
AN EXODUS FROM KANSAS.
The Farmers Discouraged and Lettving
the Mate in llrovra.
Atchison, Kan., Sept. 30. An extraor
dinary exodus of people from western
Kansas is taking place on account of the
crop failure. The rush is so great that
the railroads have sent agents into the
country to work for business. All who can
buy an outfit to travel overland, while
others take passage on the rail reads.
Farmers who have spent from fiv.i to
twenty years trying to make a success
are selling out, and others are abandon
ing their claims to the mortgagees.
The Base Ball Scores.
Chicago. Sept 30. The records rtade
on the diamond yesterday are as follows:
League: At Cincinnati Cincinnati 5,
New York 4; batteries Rhi nes and Har
rington, Sharrott and Buckley. At Chi
cagoChicago 3, Boston 0; batterh-s
Hutchinson and Nagle, Nichols and Een
nett At Pittsburg Philadelphia 6. Pi ts
burg 2; batteries Vickery, G lesson tnd
Schriver, and Anderson and Decker. At
Cleveland Cleveland 5, Brooklyn rt; bat
teries Beatin aud Zimmer, Lovett t.nd
Brotherhood: At Plffalo BufT.ilo 7,
Boston 4; batteries Cunningham and
Mack, Radbourne and Murphy. At Pitts
burg Pittsburg 8, Philadelphia 1; b it
teries Staley and Fields, Knell and Hall
man. At Cleveland Cleveland 8, NVw
York 3; batteries O'Brien and Sutclife,
Ewing and Brown. At Chicago Chicago
6, Brooklyn 1; batteries Baldwin and
Farrell; Weyhing and Kinslow.
Western: At Kansas Cit v Milwaukee
6, Kansas City 9; at Denver Lincoln 15.
Denver 7; at Minneapolis Sioux City 0,
Minneapolis 13; at Omaha St. Paul 8.
Omaha 3 last game for Omaha.
The holdings of property in Georgia by
colored people show an increase over 1849
of nearly riOnO.000.
Peele & Ellicitt, hatters of Cincinnati,
assigned Monday, with liabilities of
$32,000; assets, 1 15, 000.
Speaker Reed will visit Chicago about
Oct. 25, and w ill make some speeches in
behalf of Congressman Mason.
The New York citv police have a man
in "quod" w ho has made 2.500 oer veir
for several years past by begging.
The Acme Torpedo company's works
at Toronto, W. Vs., were blown up Mon
day morning, and one man was killed.
The policemen of New York city began
Monday morning to correct the alleged in
accurate count of the ceusus enumera
The comptroller of the currency baa
authorized the Jopliu National bank, of
Joplin, Mo., to begin business with a can
ital of fIM),(H)0.
At the meeting of the Chicago Presby
tery Monday it was resolved to petition
the board of education to restore the read
ing of the Bible in the public schools.
President Harrison will leave Washing
ton City next Monday on atrip to the west
visiting Graud Army reunions at Gales-
burg, Ills., Ottumwa, la., aud Topeka,
The Indiana Natural Gas company.
which has beeu laying a pine line from
the Indiana gas fields to Chicago, has
abandoned the work until further or
Mrs. Adam Wuchter, the Ihigh coun
ty. Pa., fasting woman, had completed
the 182d day of her fast Monday. During
all that time she has uot tasted food or
A blast containing 32,000 pounds of
powder was exploded Sunday iu the chan
nel at the entrmce to Port Crescent
Puget Sound, aud it displaced 65.000 tons
The sophomores of Princeton (S. J.)
college Saturday night p tinted the water
tower, 120 feet high, the painting consist
ing of a while spot near the top, with the
figures "SM" in green in the middle.
A lace factory will be started at Putch-
ogue, L. I., in a few days, which is the
second one iu this country, the ouly other
beiug a small one at WiikL-sbarre, Pa.
The machiuery was imported from England.
f'Mth JsMi cqwnlsrlMVntB
BALrOUR'S RULE HOTLY BERATED.
lye ,BVitisriySratesVlan T
,' oWOhS?,A iUUonbUit TiiplJrjCnargti'
to the Police What Magistrate Cad
dell SaysUlAttiUoivXGia A Wrathy
q Fjapre. Jac,s.,.!t4 Atisp b.eck Ja-i.tnUed.to.ia.4'hureii-ra.,
oianngist lm;,TMHiMn1 "natajau, Via
MfseelAnnyT"-) rnH ni frs- fsl ulci
"U6s6fly SleptL'SuV h-ft' MerfeV5,sheB1-
idg-fet St.llelen'S:lAHf1nTgnt, ksked"fhe co-'
ercfcAisrs" offliat cbnsiVth eMcy'Viift 'oTVfi'e"
wJibW foxtfi rV .b neflieir;,e s,tSfe'6t' 'irS"
Tor when. they voted lor the present gov-.
ermehjtAs an Jnstance, c.f the sTjuatipn
whef? .J.P.hri,win .Y'Sflt f8 9il,4res,s,bis,
constituents a week ago he found theta,-,
tion surrounded by military and police,
and was adviseil.bthSulflsal authorities
Ui )e can.-ful.iin. his lanuaga ochk uieet
lng,.wouUl dm 4npecsKd4 .Tiuri.noaot..hs,ii
"loyarr, linyoioU-ates .. wou,Ul-.. judjo -hik
speeola; Juidjthia Biewl)fc.'byouet pn
clubs. i..,u f...iifj .,;...,,! ,t ),.
I-'-. - 'HoMc4drtf 4fitur't'iMsfi
What "roriscm exist edr why an Irfsltoray
ter shou Id 'not 'be" al fowed' to a id res Ids'
constituents nntVammeJed The Tlriperi
ary prfweedtion llfld UlAsted the' 'hrirjBs'of
the'UnWistsrfirlt had" given The lie 'to
their Toe Colored pit'thi-es'or'the Success
of this goverfinient's" Irish' ''(wllcV. '" 'The
last fortnight's proceedings Would' cause
all the Nationalists, lay aud clerical, to
rally in a' common 'canse and Would close
up any gap1 that might have appeared In
the rank i. "' Tiie' 'criticisms which had
been passed upon "MorleVs action 'in go
ing t6 Ireland were" inspired'by a dog-in-1
ine-manger policy, uattour wouiu not
go himself nor permit a,njr one else to go.
The speaker went toTipperary becajase ho
felt that the proceedings there marked
the .turning point in the great battle, and
because he. fell that the government was
about fo drive anad in its own colli n.
The, Jtnction a TIpperary.
Morley proceleti to describe the as
sault made by the police upou thecrowdat
Tippcrary, and said that the clubbing
bail no provocation but the cheers of the
citizens in his honor. He explained the
circumstances of the assault, and de
clared that such violence was wholly un
warranted. The crowd at the court house
was a harmless and insignificant one.
O'Brien, Dillon and Harrington urged
that the public be allowed to enter the
court-room, but the police responded only
Police lid the Kioting.
"I, myself," continued Morley, "saw
one man knocked down who was stand
ing perfectly quiet, and hail not made a
disorderly sound or sign. It was a piece
of sheer brutality. I saw no stones
thrown at the police, as has been alleged.
Two English constables would have done
all that was necessary to guard the access
to the court and peacpably preserve order.
The rioting wns wholly on the part of the
police" Morley's statement showed
that if Balfour produced in the house of
commons what had been published as the
official version of the affair, Morley would
take direct, issue with it, and insist that it
was false from beginning to end.
Severe on the Irish Secretary.
Morley was very severe in his reflec
tions npon ifaltour. He said it was no
wonder that in regard to the secretary's
methods I he Irish do not respect the law
and do hate the government
Col. C.iddell, the presiding magistrate
at the Tipp-rary hearing, asjerts that
John Morley himself apjiealed to him to
exclude the crowd from the court bouse.
The Trial of lillon Kt Al.
The trial of Dillon and his confreres
made poor progress. Healy, counsel for
the defendants, announced that he pro
posed to refer the question of Mr. Shan
non's eligibility to sit in the case to the
high court of justice at Dunlin. Me in
sisted that they had the best of reason to
doubt the fairness ai:d impartially of Mr.
Shannon, and wanted t he case suspended
until the appeal could be decided.
Adding Insult to Injury.
It is likely that the last has not been
heard of the collision between the police
nnd the people in front of t hereon rt at
Tipperary last Thursday. It is reported
that the government intends to prosecute
many of the persons who were present in
the crowd for inciting a riot. Harring
ton, member of parliament for the mid
dle division of Tipperary, who received a
severe blow over t he head from a police
man's c lob, is mentioned among those
likely to I prosecnted.
AN EMPRESS IN
ergvmen I.oso a Liberal Gift
P.EKUN, Sept. 30. A curious contre
tempts happened I o the empress during
her visit to Dreslau. The empress hav
ing expressed a desire to visit the famous
Elizabeth church, the trustees hastened to
summon all the members of the clergy
and the church choir to receive her, and
at the same time ordering the doois closed
tothepuldic. The empress arrived only
to find the doors of the church locked.
The gentleman in attendance repeatedly
knocked for admittance, and could hear
voices and footsteps inside, but no one
came to his bid-ling.
Tost Them Five Thonsand Marks.
The empress waited in her carriage for
a few minutes, and then drove away in
high dudgeon, tearing up a check for 5,000
marks which she had intended presenting
to the church. The clergy and cloisters
waited for the kaiseriue until 10 o'clock
at night, and then sent to the palace to
to 'make inquiries, when they were
informed that the contretemps was
owing to ineir own stupidity, l tiey ex
cused themselves by saying that they
thought the knocking at the door was the
act of the public.
Ah Sin to Show OA His Navy.
LONIiON, Sept.. 30. A dispatch from
Shanghai says that the Chinese propose
sending their magnificent fleet, now un
der the command of Chinese naval offi
cers, on a voyage across the Pacific to
prove to the world China's ability to han
dle a fleet, in the open sea. Heretofore the
Chinese warships have been content to
cruise along the coasts and islands, with
an occasional venture into the Pacific or
the Indian ocean. . .
Tried to Assault Guiot
Paris, Sept. 30. In a speech delivered
at the opening of a new bridge over the
Seine at Con flans Sainte Honorine yester
day, M. Gniot, minister of public works,
rigorously denounced Boulangerism. On
tire completion of the ceremonies, and as
M. Guiot was taking his departure, a Bou-
langist attempted to assault the miuister.
it the same time using insulting lan
guage. The man was at once placed un
A British Customs Union Proposed.
'Lo.MKiN, Sept 30. The Pall Mall Ga-
tette, in the course of an, article on the
McKinley tariff bill, expresses the belief
that the measure will become the means
forcing Canada into commercial union
with the United St ates. The Gazette sug
gests that England place a duty upou
non-colonial products, and form an impe
rial tariff nuiou as an offset to the Amer-
j lean measure.
Her Aristocrat Is Bogu.-v -
Beiu.iv. Sept. 30. Society here is on the
broad grin over t he reported capture of
Prince Frederick Wilhelm Von Ardeck
by Miss Anna Ho'lingsworth Price, of
Wilmington, Del. The prince has no
Btanding whatever iu the German aristo
cracy, for bis grandmother on bis mother's
side was bought by the last Elector Passe
for 80,000 thalers from her former husband.
G IS SAFE.
BEN FRANKLIN'S DEVISS A8S AILED
ftll layeJceotfrfstaW I jHIrHair
Million of Dollars Which. He Intended
to Help "Married Tonng" ArtlHeers"
Who Covet tho Cash.
phan's court yesterday i, petition wns
filed by the heifk"6rrBeBjamin Franklin
praying that the sum of flOO.OOO now held
the "Franklin fund, be turned over
them, the ground for the claim being
tlattWpFdVfsions of Franklin'TwllI are
ftf" vtoaTion" of ihe law""anc5
vSfil Chder h"?
win? probated 'fin.
BeSi'jam'lf FVafltiih',lequeaY'lielr 'fa trust
t0The"t1H6s or ITiiradelplila a'niT Boston
each the'-fa'tan of "11,6,'0,'to belrUeMiSl In
the 'form of loftns kt 6 per cerft. 'iaretrsf to
'Utkasridd.yJMhg-'arUricerfeM'iirit -over 4 he
age of 2,it0t assist them ta-sUJjdishAng
, ;"flll.llVW'oOl.P.W iu.. ..;.
Fxanklin.Jiad Jo,, yiew .tb.iuuinnuii
tiQttof.a.Jaf gerund fpr therpnrpvtrapeo-i
ified(in bis will,at )f expiration ..v.the,
; period' of ' 100 years, the itmainder to
be'feinvested' for another ioo 'year, the
same' provisions applying 'to' Boston and'
; Philadelphia.1 The ! rlrsf period of 100
years having --elapsed the' city of'Bostbh'
has swollen the nucleus of the ia-qiiest to
about WfiO.OOO,' but the Philadelphia fond
has.. only, reached about $10! 000. - The ob
ject of the suitis tocorupwi -the, distribu
tion of this-, fund to the .heirs of , Franklin,
descended through hisonjy daughter, Sa-.
rah FVaiikljn Biuhe. It is estimated that
1 tnere are iver fifty of these heirs in this
I crty'and vicinity. 1
-The Basis 61 the Contest.
I Tljceoniesc is based on several grounds,
,aftng tlrt-m What is known as the rule of
perpetuities in common law. The law
.does not provide for the vesting of a leg
acy beyond the period of twenty-one years
after the lifetime of the legatee except
luuds devoted to charity. It is distinctly
claimed that Franklin's plan did not con
template charity, from the fact that in
terest was charged on the loam. The suit
is to be decided in this city before steps
are taken to secure the fund held in Bos
ton, but nitice has been served tiHHi the
trustees of the Boston fund to prevent
any disbursement of it tieiiding litig
DISCIPLINE IN THE FAMILY.
An IntercHtiiii; Address at the National
Cincinnati, Sept At the national
prison congress yesterday Warden Brush,
of Sing Sing jieiiileiitiary, delivered an
address- ou the restraint of children, iu
w hich he sai l: ''A lafge share of the men
and boys who are incarcerated in our
state prisons and enilentiaries ara there
because they had no projier discipline in
the family and were allowed by over-in
dulgetice to play truant instead of attend
ing school ami therefore received no
school discipline. Often when 1 have
been asked what are I he causes or partic
ular cause th'it send most of onr men to
prison I have of late years invariably an
swered, 'The want of family discipline.'
As the Twig Is Itrnt the Tree's Inclined.
"The indulgence of the father nnd
mother who allow Ihe child lo grow up
without any discipline to form character
leads almost inevitably io evil ways and
consequently to prison. The child even
of tender years, who is indulged in its
natural waywardness and who is allowed
tossy io us lamer or tnotner, -l mil' or
'I won't' is in a fair way to become an
mniaieoi our penal institutions. 1'arents
are also responsible for the waywardness
of their children which leads t hem into
crime from a practice of deceiving them.
The intelligent child, when deceived by
its parents in small things, is likely to
form evil habits, whi.-h in its future life
will not be easily eradicated.
Opposed to Indefinite Sentences.
"It it- a curious fact that many, if not
the most, of our worst criminals are our
best behaved prisoners. This shown con
clusively that it is nearly, if not quite,
possible for our prison officers to judge
from the conduct of a man in prison what
his conduct will lie when released from
prison. This is the strongest argument
in my mind against the indefinite sen
tence. For if a man is to b9 released on
his good behavior in the prison and his
apparent reformation while there we
may, and very likely will, relensr many of
our worst criminals, while men of lesser
tact, who transgress the rules for want
of firmness and decision, would remain in
prison for a long time, if not for life.
Hard Work a Necessity.
"The first thing necessary to form a dis
cipline among prisoners' is work hard
work work just the same as is done out
side: work iu which the prisoner ran see
something grow in his hands and form a
perfect article as a production of hi lalnir.
I consider that work which will not do
this is no better than idleness. No prison
discipline is complete that does not give
the inmates a fair education. Everv m-in
discharged should lie able to read and
write. If the family discipline, theschool
discipline and the discipline of our police
and courts could lie certain and severe as
it can and should be made in our prisons
the character of Ihe men would be so
formed that our prisons would soon be
Hardly Somrlcnt Kxptanatlon. .
Commissioner Harris said he had inves
tigated tho causes of the now well recog
nized fact Hint crime increases w ith edu
cation, and his conclusion was that ar
rests for intemperance, brought about by
the zeal of the 1'rohibitiouists, had swelled
the total of offenses.
No Liberty for Anarchist Schuah.
CHICAGO. Sept. 3d. In the federal court,
before Judge Gresham, in this city Mon
day, Attorney General Hunt demurred to
the petition for the release of Anarchist
Michael Schwab, on the ground that it is
incomplete in many vital particulars.
Attorney Solomon replied to Huut at
length. Judge Gresham's decision Was
that he could uot interfere; that Schwab
bad been duly convicted according to law
that does not conflict with the constitu
tion of the United State-j. The case will
go to the national supreme court uow.
The Irish League Disbanded.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 30. Maj. W.
J. Gleasoo, chief executive of the Ohio
"branch of the Irish National league, an
nounced Sunday night that the league
throughout the country has virtually dis
banded. The league was once the most
powerful Irish organization in the coun
try. All money collected now for tiie
cause of Ireland must be forwarded di
rect to Harrington and Kenney, members
of parliament. Dr. O'Reilly, of Detroit
once treasurer, stepped out of that office
when his accounts were satisfactorily ex
amined some months ago.
It la announced that Secretary Bal&our
will visit Ireland on Oct. 10.
J. H. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher-
ille, Texas, have celebrated their fifty
fifth wedding anniversary, and are still
hale and hearty. The aecret of their
ong life and good health that they
correct aoy slight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more f re
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take St. Patrick's Pills la pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. Hols
comb says, "They are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We priee them Terr highly." For sale
by Hartz & Bahnsen.
A.T POPULAR PKIOE8
Is always to be found at
Forced to Lsava Home.
Over 60 people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at the druj:
eist'a for a free trial package of Line's
Family Medicine. If your blood is bad,
your liver and kidneys out of order, if
you are constipated and have headache
and an unsightly complexion, doo'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 as are witnont trouble be tbey
small or large? The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sich
and in pain. A hacking cough, a sevcik
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
rery troublesome; but all of these may be
quickly and permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelow's Cure. Bafe and pleasant for
3hiJdren . Price 50 cents.
Kiddeford Aldermen Indicted.
Portland, Me.. Sept. Si Iu the c rcuit
court -Monday the grand jury reported
three indictments against the Biddefoid
aldermen. One charges conspiracy in
falsely registering the voters; auother,
conspiracy in enabling aliens to vote, and
a third, falsely registering voters, but
ratricids La Wisoon-iia.
Ashland, Wis., Sept. 3d A family
named Erickson, living nortii of Chetak,
Wis., became involved in a family quar
rel Sunday night, during which the
father, Larson Erickson, was struck a
terrible blow on the bead by his eldest
son Gustaus, from which death resulted
Ierailed by Cow. '
Des MotSE?, Ia., Sept. 30. A disas
trous wreck occurred Sunday near Eldor
ado Junction. A freight train struck a
cow at the approach of a high trestle aud
nine cars and the engine were plunged
into the ravine. The wreck caught tire
and everything was burned.
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