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THE HOOK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBE U 26, 1890.
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Wkdscsdo. Novekbm 28. t0
Kt rne BaUrry yntsn.
Reports from Chicago, where experi
mental tents bave been made In the put
few days, Indicate that the storage bat
tery systtm for street car propulsion ia
an uoquslifled aucceaa. The trial was
made bf tbe North Side cable' company,
and the Chicago Herald of Sunday baa
tbe following to say of the new electrical
Electricity at a means of atreet car pro
pulsion, on tbe storage ayatem, showed
itself, to be an unqualified success In tbe
teat of tbe lco car on North Clark, atreet
yesterday afternoon. An ordinary atreet
car went spinning over the tracks from
the limits car barns to Lawrence avenue
and buck without any apparent means
of locomotion except a man in tbe front
and wbo occasionally turned crank.
There were no horses attached to it, no
alet between the tracks where a cable
could be attached, no steam power, no
smoke and no over-hanging wire. It
seemed to go along of its own accord, not
retar led In the least by tbe carload of
people who had jostled each other for a
chance to take a ride. It was a com
plete triumph for the Accumulator Com
pany, of New York, and its agent, Wil
liam Hood, was tbe moat pleased man
that baa been seen since the democratic
landslide a week or two ago. Tbe offi
ce of the North Side cable company
were also delighted and entirely satisfied
with the test.
Horses could never attain tbe speed
exhibited ny the Eilco car, they could not
have pulled the load that fill d the cat
and its trailer. Tbe deflcienciea of the
old system seemed to "tick out all over
and everybody agreed that a new era
In the street car was coming, and
after all it is a simple thing when it
ia examined. There isn't very much ma
chinery about It, nothing very delicate
that la apt to brake and nothing particu
larly expensive. Tbe system may be ex
plained by savin? the car carries its elec
tricity with it. Under the seals in the
car are eivhty-eigbt batteries or cells
ranged two abreaal tbe whole length f
the car. They are all connected by wires
and with two motors, which occupy a
modest space In tbe center of the car un
der the flooring. These motors are like
those until in tbe cars rnn by the overhead
system and are built much afier tbe same
pattern. Etch cell contains two volts of
electricity, making 176 in all ia each car,
and with this power each car I calculated
to run from twenty five to forty miles
without having tbe batter es recbeiged.
Seven incandescent lamps are also sup
plied, three in tbe car, two on tbe plat
forms, and one at each end of the roof
for headlights. Tbe entire control of tbe
car or train rests wiih the driver,
who manipulates two cranks at
the front end. Through tbem be is ablj
to attain five degrees of speed, the slow
start and tbe four Increasing grades. Each
late of speed is accompanied by an almost
imperceptible shock, as it cannot attain a
maximum speed gradually. The driver's
left band wheel ia divided into Ove parte,
each movement changing tbe arrangement
of tbe cells to give tbe desired results.
On the car cued yesterday there was tbe
regular friction brake connected by an
automatic arrangement with a crank, so
that the car can be stopped in as short
time as any car, much shorter than a cable
train, it is claimed. Tbe movement is
easy, and :bai joiting, swavlng motion is
hardly noticed. It is tbe custom to re
plenish tbe batteries after twenty-five
miles have been run so as not to exhaust
them too much. A necessarv adjunct of
tbe Edco system is the Edco dynamo
which suppllea the electricity. Tbe ne
in use at the car barns yesterday was of
210 volts, 30 ampberes. with a speed of
1,275, enabling it to completely recharge
a car in lews than three hours. In the im
proved patterns tbe batteries can be
ahlfted. and while one ia being charged
another set la ready for use.
If practical application of tbe storage
system achieve! what ia expected and
claimed by its projector, it Is a matter of
regret that its utility was not demon
strated a few short months ago, and be
Tore the work of equipping the street car
lines in Davenport, Rock Island and Mo
line with electricity was commenced. Tbe
overhead wire system, with its tin
appearance, should only be tolerated by
reason of Its practicability as a motive
power, and the discovery of any other
system equally as serviceable should
be universally adopted in cities
where rapid transit is to be established.
President Holmes is not an admirer of the
overhead system, and his company
adopted it for their trl-city lines really
under protest, and after an exhaustive in
vestigation into the merits of the storage
plan, which at tbe time was too much of
an experiment and seemingly inadequate
fer the requirements demanded, to be
favorably considered. Even if the Holmes
people were now folly convinced of the
superiority of tbe storage system, their
work of re-equipment has progressed too
far to warrant its adoption here. While
such a decision would be bailed with
hearty approbation by tbe public, it is
hardly to be expected that the company
would entertain such a proposition now.
Boss Wells should feel so thankful
over the manner in which the republican
party Id this city endorsed his appoint,
ment a postmaster in tbe recent election.
m to give each of bis carriers a good fat
gobbler, deal's vote in Rock Island was
a great compliment to the Boss.
Democrats everywhere, and especially
those of the Eleventh Illinois congress
alonal district, should be able to return
iuanka tomorrow without making wry
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WILL FIGHT IT OUT.
No Backdown on the McKinley
GOV. GEAR'S EMPHATIC KXiU3.
Kot aa "I" to Ho Dotted nr a 'V
CroMod MeKtalay Eqsally Positive
States of tarti Before tho Pension
Barsea Tao Work or the Llfo-Savta
Berries A Fresh Ohio Maa OoU
SAcbnk, latoraal Bevoaao Matters
WASHWaTOK Citt. Nov. M. Among
tbe members of the house now here no
one is more sought after by reporters
than MaJ McKinley, wbo arrived yester
day. Us was asked yeaterda whether
the Republican majority of the ways
and means committee would refuse
to consider any proposition, looking to the
reduetion of the tariff rates.
Well, I would not like to aay that they
wonld refuse to do that," said Mr. Mc
Kinley. "Why don't you ask me whether
there wilt be any changes made In the
law aa It now stands?"
The correspondent having assured the
major that an answer to tbe anhatltuted
question would be perfectly satisfactory,
the major went on in a positive tone to
trill Stand ay the Law.
"I can assure you that in my best judg
ment there will be absolutely no chanices
made in the tariff law during ths coming
session, with one exception. I believe
that congress will insert In tbe internal
revenue section the rebate clause which
was inadvertently omitted by the clerk in
tbe engrossing o( the bill. There is no
doubt that the conference committee in
tended that clanse to remain in the bill,
and I exjpect that tbe mistake will be rec
tified. I think I can safety state that
there will be no other .changes, and the
Gov. Gear Ia Emphatle.
At this point Governor Gear, of Iowa,
wbo was sitting beside Mr. McKinley dur
ing ths conversation, broke in with his
contribution to tbe history of tbe subject.
"So," said he ia bis osunl emphatic man
ner, "there will be no other changes, not
so much as' a jot or a tittle, not the dot
ting of an V nor tne crossing of a V not
even the insertion of a comma or a semi
colon. Let the law stand aa it is."
INTERESTING PENSION DECISION.
Statas of Mea Who Deserted After Re
Enllstniont. Washington City; Nov. 26. Some days
ago Secretary Noble referred to Assistant
Secretary Bussey, for his consideration
and decision, tbe following communica
tion from Commissioner of Pensions
Raum In regard to claims that arise un
der tbe act of June 27, 1890: "The law re
quires, among other things, a minimum
service of ninety days, and seems to re
quire also an honorable discharge there
from. Where it is shown that the soldier
served over ninety days and was honora
bly discharged, re-enlisted in the same or
other organization and was dishonorably
discharged, or deserted therefrom, would
ha have status to apply for a pension un
der the act of June 87, 18Wr"
Gen. Bassejt's Reply.
In concluding an exhaustive discussion
of the legal aspect of the case Gen. Bus
aey says: "It is evident that it the soldier,
after receiving an honorable discharge
from the original service of ninety days,
bad never re -enlisted, be would occupy a
pensionable status: he might become a
dependent pensioner under tbe act of
June 37, 1S90. by reason of bis service; but
tbe fact that be re-enlisted put him back
into the service and rendered him non
pensionable during his second term of en
listment. The re-enlistment is construed
as a continuation of tbe soldier in the
same service from which, according to the
new law, there must ultimately be an
honorable discbarge as a pro-requisite to
Coald Obtala aa Invalid Pension.
"If the soldier were a claimant for in
valid pension under the general law. bis
dishonoraDle discbarge, so far from being
a bar, wonld not impair bis claim if based
upon a disability incurred tn tbe line of
duty. But the act of June 87, 18), is not
an set for pensioning claimants for pen
sionable disabilities which originated in
the line of duty. It is an act providing
pensions for present dependence, without
reference to Cannes due to tbe service; and
a final and honorable discharge is in such
cues an essential matter of proof.
The Discharge Mast Bo Honorable.
"An honorable discbarge from the serv
ice nnder the soldier's first enlistment
did not, nor could it, alone establish his
title to pension on account of that enlist
ment; and it would be absurd to hold that
the dishonorable discharge from the seo
ond enlistment was cured or neutralized
by the honorable discharge from the first.
A soldier cannot be pensioned at all, un
der any statute, without . - naj
charge from the esrVioe," and ths act of
JSCS'?. 1890. requires that such final dis
charge shall be an honorable one, as a con
dition of pension under its provision.
A Deserter Never Discharged.
"In tbe case of desertion, It is held now,
that a deserter is not discharged but is,
constructively, la the service; and. there
fore, in order that a soldier, charged with
desertion, whether guilty or not, may ac
qnirs a pensionable status under this or
any other act, it is necessary that be pro
enre an expurgation of tbe charge from
tbe records of the war department and,
thereupon, an honorable discbarge from
the service, or that he shall have returned
to the service subsequent to the record of
bis desertion nnd been thereafter honora
Immigration for tho Month.
Washington Citt, Nov. 36. During
October past 411,267 immigrants came to
country against 8,03l in October, 18.
Germany supplied 10,119; England and
Wales, 6,111; Ireland, 4,677; Italy, 6,509;
Sweden and Norway, 4,053; Hungary,
8, 412, and Foland. 1.285.
INTERNAL REVENUE PJRAU.
Big Inoraaso of Receipt- . Ufflculty
About the eagar Hourly.
Washington Citt, Nov. as Commis
sioner M.tson, of tbe internal revenue
burean. in hit report of the operation of
bis ofliiv I'.t the past year, says that tbe
receip (run internal revenue auiouuted
to H12 ,V.H CSJ, which is U. 700,000 more
tUuu lor Hit- previous year, lie estimates
the rt'Ci-ipiA f r ihe current fi-tcul year at
1145 IW Oili I.i tin estimate a reduction
of (2,000,000 in tobacco receipts and tl..
fiOO.HX) in special tax receipts is allowed.
Tbe tax on oleomargarine fell off (303,000.
The cost of tbe internal revenue service U
stattd at 14.005.000, or 2 82 per cent, of the
amount collected. The estimated expense
of the service for next year is (4.202,000.
The Bounty on Sugar.
Referring to the clanse in the McKinley
bill providing for a bounty on home
grown sugar, tbe commissioner says tbe
internal revenue bureau is entirely unpro
vided with the necessary machinery, and
suggests that the ascertainment of the
sugars entitled to bounty be given to the
agricultural department. If thia is not
done an appropriation will be required to
obtain the neceasary help, in case the
latter course is adopted be say he will
make a supplements! report on the sub
ject. A SERVICE TO BE PROUD OF.
What the Llle-Savera Have Does During
the Past Tear.
"Washington Citt, Nov. ad. General
Superintendent Kimball, of the life-saving
service, has submitted his annual re
port to the secretary of the treasury. The
number of ditasters to documented ves
sels within the field of station operations
during the year was 884. There were on
board these vessel 3, 107 persona, of whom
Re were lost. The total value of property
Imperiled was (7,555.J& Of this amount
(5,451,643 was saved. In addition to those
named there were during tbe year 145 caa
aaltie to smaller craft on which there
were 29 persons, of whom only 10 were
lost. Ia addition to persons saved from
Vessels there ware 27 others rescued. The
total cost of the service was $818,71. - -
':r- A SNUB FOR A SOVEREIGN, j
Tho Ultimate aa Ohio Maa Had of the
Civil .Bervtoa Coram! lorn.
'VrAaHIHuTOH CiTT, Nov. 28. The civil
service comniiaaioa received a loiter Mon
day from a man ia Columbus, O., offering
them (50 if they would raise his son's av
erage oa a recent examination from 65 to
70 per cent, and make him eligible to a
position in the ponston office. Chief Clerk
Doyle, of the commission, at once wrote
him, declining tne kind offer without
thanks, and telling him that such a trans
action would render ail parties concerned
liable to criminal prosecution, fine, and
Imprisonment; and furthermore, that if
his son had been eligible, tbe commission
would eee to it that bis name was at ooce
stricken from the rolls.
They Want Baa tea to Load.
Washington Citt, Nov. SA The im
pression prevails in this eity that United
States Treasurer Huston will resume the
chairmanship of the Indiana Republican
central committee within a abort time.
A large number of tetters have been re
ceived requesting him to take tbe man
agement of the party in hla native state
as soon aa be retires from his official po
sition, and these have been supplemented
by appeals from Indiana Republicans in
this city, and distinguished workers in
tbe party from many other states. Bo
far Boston, wbo is now at his home in
Connersville, bas given no intimation as
to what he will do, but it ia thought that
he will accept if he ia formally asked to
Aa Echo of tho Galtaaa Trial.
Washikotoit Citt, Nov. as. CoL WIN
coxen, of Free port. Ills., arrived
here yesterday to consult the sten
ographers wbo took the report of
tbe proceedings in tbe Guitean
trial. Ills father, who was at that time
84 Tears of age, was a witness in the caw.
The old man's will is now being contested
on the ground that he was not of sound
mind when the will was made, and bis
son desires to procure a copy of his testi
mony in this case, as showing the con
dition of his mind at that time. He will
obtain the information, as the notes are
still intact. Free port was the original
home of tbe Guiteau family.
lllaess of Jadge (pooler
Washington Ctt, Nov. 26. The secre
tary of the interstate commerce commis
sion has received a letter from Chairman
Cooley, at Ann Arbor, Mich., saying that
be arrived there feeling but little effects
from faliu-ne. Mr. Cooley was ordered
home by bis physician to lecuperate from
overwork. Ilm coulition was not consid
ered serious while in the city and is not
now so con.tidereiL
Clarksea Going to Europe.
Washington Citt, Nov. 26. J. a Clark
son, wbo has been down at Asheville, N.
C, a pretty sick man, will. It is said, join
tbe American colony in Paris about New
Year's Day. He is going to the south of
France with bis family. Mr. Clsrkson's
physicians have adviseil a long period of
rest. Mr. Clarkson wiil remain in 'Eu
rope for a year.
October Exports and Imports.
Washington Citt, Nov. art. Exports of
merchandixe from the United Staiei dur
ing October pant were valned at (93,3-Jn,-016,
again-t fU7.8Vo.44u in Octolier, l&sa
lmportt dnring Octohar pant were valued
at (72 604,751, against f6M,749,i55 in Octo
GODFREY W'Mq A BATTLE.
The Colored olauunr Whip Smith A
Hatch with Kilraln.
New Yoke, X'ov. 26. The inacb. adver
tised and once postponed twenty-five-round
fluht with gloves between Ed
Smith and George Godfrey took place
last night at Cronbeira'a theatre. Hobo
ken. There were nearly 1,000 pernor
present. Tbe puree was (2,Y)0. Smith
was an inch taller than Uodfrev. nnd
weighed 180 pounds to Godfrey's 178 The
gloves were five-ounce pillows. Tbe fight
ing was lively np to the tenth round. Iu
the second Godfrey knocked Smith down.
a' Smith Was Mighty Tonga.
Aftrr the tenth round both men were
weak Smith the weakest, bnt mighty
game. The whole fight may be described
aa a series of punches in Smith's tace de
livered by Godfrey. In tbe twenty-third
round the referee, seeing that Smith was
only a chopping-block for Godfrey, de
clared the latter winner, although there
was no knock-out, owing to Smith's
toughness. Neither man was much hurt.
Muldoon afterword offered to match Jake
Kilram again-t Godfrey, and a con test be
tween the-e men will probably take place
Tbe Haskell National bank, of Haskel 1,
Tex , capital t'jO.OOO, has been authorised
to begin business
Eva Hamilton, tbe alleged widow f
Robert Ray Hamilton, has been pardon d
out of the New Jersey penitentiary.
Succi, the faster, closed the twentieth
day of hia fast Tuesday. He has lost
twenty-nix pounds in weight, and is vi-ry
Oltendorf Bro.' general store at Bart
lett, Iila., was robbed Monday night of
Jtwelry and clothing tothe am'Jtraicf-
Tbe Fakin family, an I over th'rty oth
ers, of New York and Philadelphia, are
sains iu tbe English courts for a fortune
The Alabama legis lature is still stuck
n United Sta es senator. Pngh's vo
on the lan bal.o Tuesday was 47, lacking
sixteen f euongh.
Mrs. Storey, the divorced widow of
Wilbur F. Storey, late of Tbe Chicago
Times, has won her suit for dojver before
the Illinois sup re ma court.
Rev. Mr. DeFord, the Methodist minis
ter who whs caught "raising" United
States notes some time ago, at Milwaukee,
Wii., has been sent to the insane asylum.
Appreheniiona are felt amonir the print
cloth factory employes at Fall River,
Mass.. of a cut-down in wages, owing to
be fact that tbe market is overstocked
The Cheboygan Lumber company 'a
docks at Cheboygan, Mich., caught fire
Tuesdny, and lumber, docks, tramways,
and other property to the value of (200,000
Fillmore Moxan, a prisoner who jumped
from a train while being taken from Mr.
Carmel to Springfield, Ills., die l at tbe
latter place Tnead&y. The jump broke
his neck, and he lived four days.
The British parliament assembled Tues
day, and tbe queen's speech was real.
Before tbe opening of thesesston the Irish
members met in caucus and formally ac
knowledged Parneil as their leader.
The Cook county. Ills., grand jury re
turned 137 indictments Tuesday for viola
tions of the gambling laws. Nearly ev
ery prominent book maker, pool seller,
and gambling bouse keeper in Chicago
Francis R. Rivea, of New York, a friend
of August Belmont and with him a judge
at the New York hone ahow last week, is
ill of the same disease thst carried off
Belmont, the result, it Is said, of a cold
taken at the ahow.
Tbe big Front street elevator at Bur
lington. Ia., used by the Burlington Lin
aed Oil eompauy for the storage of flax,
seed, hurst Tuesday afternoon with a
S)rasb, and 80,000 bushels of grain Valued
at (50,000 were let out.
Villainous Incendiary Attempt.
CHICAGO. Nov. 2ft. An incendiary fire
at 878 State street early yesterday morn
ing caused a loss of (501) and very nearly
resulted in the death of a dozen people.
A policeman saw a man light a bundle of
straw and throw it into the basement of
the building. The officer caugbt tbe fire
bug, but was compelled to let him go in
order to turn in au alarm. Tbe smoke
filled two buildings aud altogether eight
persons were rendered uiicouhcious. Tney
were all resuscitated, however, and are
The First Demoer atle Mayor.
Dover, N. H., Nov. 28. Iu the city
election yesterday Heury R. Parker,
Dem., was elected mayor by 84 majority.
Tbe city government stands eight Repub
licans and seven Democrat, a Democratic
gain of one This is the first Democratic
mayor Dover has ever had. v
The Indian Mtaatlua. ,.
. Chicago, Nov. SO, There are two phases
to the Indian situation tbe official phase
and the newspaper phase. The official
reports say that the scare ia subsiding,
and tbe newspaper specials say that a
fight n looked for right away, or any
Other time. There is a report from Pine
Ridiie that 0J0 Indiana are raising cata
between that point and Rosebud princi
pally plnndertna deserted settlers' nomas
and killing cattle. . . .
WOKS VERY FISHY
I.' ai-' p . in ..... '
Al eged Discovery of Long. Lost
i V Charley Ross.
ST10U3 1SDIC.VTI0S3 OF A FAKE,
Ba . the try I, (liven at Its Talae
C ! Comfort far His Mm rrswtag fathetv
8,rn-Tho Roy Is a Haw ery Pra
4 letiuu. with a Taaltias; Ambition to
Baa. a Salona tn CnleAg Perehanee
Ts He aa Atdsrmaut u4 a World's
New Your, N .v. atv It In more than
pro ia!e that Charlie It , tbe long-lost
kid lap.-d von of CbiUuan K. Ross, hae
le i If. in. I. The lrlec:ive bureau at tbe
Nev.- York police headqnarter Is fully
ton rinced that it has discovered the boy.
Chii rles A Urtt, chief cli-rk of the police
com aiUstoners nf New York, is the man
wh bas worked tbe claw dowu to a point
whtre Inspector Byrnes was consulted
and the latter'a detectives cailsl la. Mr.
Grant h -w been following ths case tilt i
gen ly but quietly for several months, and
he t ow feels no hesitancy In aaying that
he I a located Charles Rota.
A Typical Bowery Boy.
A ter fifteen years of mystery, sorrow,
and detective research it seems to be be
yond reasonable doubt that Mr. Rose and
his I amity will ones more welcome to their
fireile the child who was so cruelly
snatched from them. About three months
ago Charles A. G-ant, chief clerk of the
polk a commissioner ws told that Char
lie f 4WS, the 4- year old boy who was ab
ducted from his patents home iu Phila
delphia in Julr. I74. was al.ve and well
in tl .is city. The boy is a typical New
Yorl.erinhis manner and education a
New Yorker of the Bowery type, the pro
duct of a hard life, a continual sordid
stru ?kIo for existence.
Why the Beret Waa BotrayosV
He is shrewd, calculating, and hard in
bis r ays, though posaesdng an extraordi
nary affection for Ihe old Irish woman
wbo brought him up. Charlie was 99
year old Miy 4 last, and will be of age in
a fe' months. Therefore, knowing that
be would then be independent of those
wbo reared and concealed him, one of the
persons in the secret haa spoken at last.
It is tbe old Moaher-W'estervelt-Donglass
trail, and it ia therefore all the more
probtble.for those who had cognisance of
all t be circumstances subsequent to tbe
Chai He Rows abduction never doubted for
a ra ment that Westervelt and Mrs.
Mosl er knew where Charlie Row was or
what became of him after the killing of
Motdier and Douelasa, who stole him.
This Look Mighty SanBieioaa.
An 1 now comes a very strange thing:
Charlies Ross has not gone to his father's
houw for two reawns. First, because of
tbe a lection for ihe woman who brought
him up and treated him very kindly; sec
ond, because of his contempt for his real
father aud mother, which has beeu care
fully inoculated in him from his early
youtlu They have been representel to
bim as heartless persons who preferred
that heshonl i die rather than part with
a portion of their wealth. For this he
bas c ist them off along with his brothers
and sisters, and his plan is to wait nntil
lie co ties of age and then open a saloon
in Ct ic-tgo, announcing himself to the
world as the long-lost Charlie Ross.
Tite Sorrowing- Father Informed.
Aft r preparing a voluminous mass
of documents on the subject aud being
convinced in his own mind that be really
had tound the lost lv Mr. Grant ton
mnni jaWd with Mr. R ms tn Philadelphia
through a member of tbe city council
there nt-me i George W. Rover, six weeks
ago. Mrs Ro-s gave Mr. Byer a list of
quest oris to axk t he boy. Three weeks
later Mr. Boyer ha4 another Interview
with the parents. Mr. Ross said there
was no reward outstanding. I have
spent (00,000 of my own and my friends'
mono he said. "I am a poor man now,
working for my living, and I can not beg
more aid of my friends "
roslttvo of Bis Identity.
Mr. Grant is positive that be has found
Charley Ross. He says: "Four months
ago Ciarlie began to tell his chum a few
little Hcrapa of his history. One day be
said: My name is not McChristy, nor Is it
Westervelt.' He also said: 'You can go
dowu to the Astor library "and you
will tee my picture and the picture
of my father and mother and of tbe wom
an I a m living with. My name ia Char.ie
Ross, but I do not want it to ba known.
In 189 1, when tbe Chicago World's fair ia
running. I am going to Chicago to open
saloon, and everybody in tbe world will
come und see me, just like tney go to see
Steve Brodie.' "
.1 not her Claimant for tho Boy.
On tbe morning of Dec 14, 1874, the
house of J. Holmes Van Brunt, a brother,
of Jud ge Van Brunt, at Bay Kidge-J 1
was ei.tered by two burglars. 2ot0 ,
ahot J.y memliera. cf-ioe tamlly and Jo
seph lkuglass confessed aa belay dying
that le and William Moeher. hia com
panioti, had abducted Charlie Ross, and
held Mm for (,u00 ransom. "Masher
knows where ho in," said Douglass, but
Mosher was dead, and Douglas never
spoke 4gain. Mrs. McChristy, for whose
husband Charlie worked at 1,703 Park,
avenno, this city, declares that be is her
boy, ai.d that she can prove it. She would
aay noi.hiug when asked wbo tbe boy's
THE WILD OKLAHOMAITE.
Bo las Always Biako Proceedings In tho
Guthrie, O. T., Nov. 86. There was
another lively scene in the house of repre
sentatives Monday afternoon. A bill was
Introduced to form a new county by tak
ing an equal slice from thia and Oklaho
ma cotnties. The Oklahoma county rep
resentatives opposed tho bill most vigor
ousiy. During the debate it was impos
sible f. .r t be speaker to preserve onler.and
the rgeant-Bt-arms was called upon
several times. The bill was defeated.
Caiae Near Poaading Eaea Other.
After the bouse had adjourned Mr.
Brown, a friend of tbe bill, proceeded to
call Ra;resentativa Jones to task for his
leaders nip in the opposition. In the fierce
combat of words they cllnche 1, ud would
ha.ve come to blows had not fris ids inter
fered md separated tbem Afterward
when ti ley met in tbe streets f .lend had
to inter fere again to avoid a person -U en
counter. BC LD AND HEAVY ROBBtRY.
Two Thieves Relieve Their Tletlaa of a
liaehsl Containing SIB.OOO.
MlLWACEEK. Nov. 2L William Clark,
president of tbe Sheboygan (Win.) Eleo
trio Liifht and Power company, was
robbed of (19.000 last night while on bis
way to tbe Northwestern station. Mr.
Clark b id been in tbe city to raise a sum
of money to pay off a mortgage, and se
curing i 22.000 he paid out (3,000 for ma
chinery and placed the balanos in aaacbel
and stat ted tor home. While on his way
he was i topped by two men, one of whom
threw w bat Mr. Ciark thinks was sand
into hia face, the other snatching hia
SHChel, I'Otii making good their Escape.
There is no clue to tbe highwaymen.
Tha B. O. Peters Failure.
GKANli Rapids. Mich., Nov. 86. The
creditor! of R. G. Peters, the embarrassed
Maniste millionaire, held another meet
ing here yesterday, with a majority rep
resented The advisory committee ap
pointed o investigate the assets and lia
bilities t sported that the Peters Salt and
Lumber eompauy waa solvent, with aa
aets agutjgaiiug (l,SUO,000 and a surplua
of (3ou,0 U over liabilities. Peters' per
sonal a-els are about (SuO, OOU and liabil
ities tea. .000, leaving a surplus of (3jO,000
for both coooerua. Peters' individual as
sets will be sold as soon as possible, while
theaalt iind lumber concern will be run
with Peters in charge. -
To haeooed Mayor Peak. '
MlLWA OKEE, Wia Nov. 8. The Dem
ocratic c ty committee haa decided to dis
pense wl h tbe formality of a convention
to name a candidate for the unexpired
term of layor Pack and bas nominated as
the Dem .crutio candidate Peter J. Som
an, tbe resent acting mayor. Many Re
publican, as well as Democrats signed
call for ir. Somen, and ba will proba
bly have bo opposition whatever.
a- ax-aitaa Ballot la Vermont.
Mott tLlER. Vc, Nov. e Tha Ana
trallan fe tllot law, substantially as in tho
bill intrt (need by Mr. Marshall, baa Ba
ton a h w, being sumow d ysstaery. .
GLADSTONE S FIAT.
A Sei.,enca of Temporary Exile
' " for Parneil.
EREACH IN THE HOME BULL RAHI3
The Irish Mrmbora Me-Kleet '.o "Ca
erenoil King to tha Leadership, ana
Iff" Irrevocably Committed Therein
Keaort that a Personal Appeal by
6ladtoae to Paruoll Hon Me KfToe
Opening eklrmish la Parliament
Statements by rSalfoar and Kmilh Ortt-
lelwd by tho O IK M
ISDx, Nov. 28 At G! a 1st one's re
quest John Morley has communicated to
Parneil a loiter which Giadtona wrote
Morley on Monday. Io the letter Glad
"Having arrived at a certain conclusion
In regard to the continuance of Mr. Par
nell's leadership, I saw Mr. Justin Me
Carthy on arriving in town and asked
him whether I waa likely to receive from
Mr. Parneil any communication on the
subject. Mr. McCarthy was nnable to
give me any Information. I mentioned to
him that in 1683, after the Phomix park
murders, Mr. Parneil, although totally
removed from any idea of responsibility
wrote me offering to take the Chiltora
hundreds an offer mush to his bonir,
but which I thought it my duty to de
cline. Tha O. O. M. Declares Himself.
"While clinging to the hope of a com
munication Irora Mr. Parneil, to whom
soever addressed, I thought it necessary,
viewing the arrangmenta for the com
mencement of the Ncssion to-morrow, to
acquaint Mr. McCarthy with the conclu
sion at which I bad arrived. It was that
notwithstanding the splendid services
rendered by Mr. Parneil to bis country,
hia continuance at present in tbe leader
ship would hare consequences disastroua
In the highest degree to tbe cause of Ire
land. I tbink I may be warranted in ask
ing yoa so far to ex pond the conclusions
given above aa to add that ancli continu
ance wonld not only place many hearty
and effective friends of the Irish canse in
a position of great embarrassment, but
would render my retention of tbe leader
ship of the Li i era Is. bated as it bas been
mainly Upon the prosecution of the Irish
cause, almost a nullity.
And Wants Parneil Informed.
"This expansion of my views I begged
Mr. AfcCarthy to'retrard aa con fldential if
be found thi.t Mr. Parcel 1 contemplated
spontaneous action, but I also begtred htm
to make my views known to the Irish
party at their meeting to-ninrrnw if be
should And that Mr. Parneil had not In
contemplation any step of tbe natore in
dicated. I now write yoa in case Mr. Mc
Carthy should be unable to communicate
with Mr. Parneil. as I understand that
you may possibly have an opening to-morrow
through another channel. Should yoa
hare snch an opening, I beg yon to make
known to Mr. Parneil the conclusions
A Significant Blot.
In a postscript to tbe letter Gladstone
hints quite plainly that if Parneil were
retained in the leadership be (Ulwlstoue)
would feel it necessary to reconsider h a
own position, as all probability of carry
ing home rule through in his lifetime
wonld have disappeared.
Paraelliles Hold a Meeting.
It is learned that bt-f re lite publication
of tba letter to Mnriry Gla Intone person
aonally saw Parneil and urged him io re
tire. Tbe publication of the letter ranted
(treat excitement in toe lohbie lat niht
Tbe Parneltites lnf irmally diaou-e. tbe
matter, and filially called a formal meet
tag for 10 o'clock. The meeunu: waa
cailed tn order without Pirnell. wbo waa
in another part of ihe hoase. The si: na
tion was discussed at an me length, aud
another meetlug waa called for to-day.
It trantpirea that during the O'.Shea
trial the ParnclMtes pledged tbemelvei
to support Parneil no matter what tbe
result of the trial might be, and not to
consider tbe sentiment of the Euglish
Early Co fa rr nee of Haass Kalers.
Early yesterday, before tbe opining of
parliament, Parneil met bis friends and
Was received with an ovation. He said in
effect that be left his cans in his friends'
haoda, and would, do what tbey desired.
The reetiit was his re-election aa leader
by a unanimous vote. He was ptesent at
ihe opening of parliament and took hia
nsnal seat. When be appeared be was
loudly applaode L Gladstone came in
shortly after ward and was also cheered.
Ths Irish are furious at Davitt for Joining
In tbe 8'cry tor "Parnell'e" retirement,
VtieT Press association states that if Par
neil persists in assuming the public lead
ership of the Irish Nationalist. Glad
atone will decline to countenanoe any
amendments to the address in reply to the
queen's speech which Imay emanate from
that son roe, and wiil forthwith return to
Ha warden not to reappear In parliament
nntil after the Christmas recess.
aJbemle roar Defeat.
Several IJberal candidates bare male
written atatementa of their intention to
withdraw, as tbey foresee certain detest
If they go before the electors while tbe al
liance with Parneil la maintained. Tbe
Parnellites openly assert that ibry mean
to stick by Parneil even if borne rule
should be delayed fifteen years by their
IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Irish Main bora Embraoa aa Opportaalty
to Toll at Balfoac
There was nothing exceptionally inter
esting to look at when parliament met.
The usual e hears for the leaders were
given on both sides. When Balfour came
In tha Conservatives gave him a hearty
cheer, and as soon as they became quiet
tbe Irish members proceeded to yell de
risively at the Irish secretary. The pre
liminaries were quickly gotten over, the
qneen's speech listened to, and the bonr
for busiues arrived. Tba first man to
take the flour was Balfour, who proceed
ed to lay out the programme of the cab
inet. Tha Government Moiearea.
He gave notice of tbe intt-.tioa of ths
government to introduce four bills deal
ing with Irish affaire. Gladstone gave
notice that he proposed to present a bill
providing for tba removal of tboae disa
bilities which make Roman Catholics un
available aa candidates for the offices of
lord chancellor of England or lord lieu
tenant of Ireland. Balfour also an
nounced that be would reintroduoe the
Irish land bill on Thursday. Smith inti
mated that the government wtnld take
np the whole time of the house nntil the
leading bills bad been read the second
Gladstone Has noma Oltielaaes.
Smith having said that the government
would not interfere in the Stanley-Bartte-lott
controversy, Giadstoos said he thought
something should be done in that direo
on to vindicate the reputation of the
country for humanity. He also com
plained that nothing had been said about
Behrlng Bea. Io regard Io Ireland, tho
house was told that a bill waa in readiness
proposing Irish local government. Would
that assurance satisfy the country t Was
the house prepared to wait indefinitely
upon the convenience of tbe government,
to learn how it waa intended to deal with
the greatest question of tbe day f (Crlss of
Aaoarnooos from Smith.
Smith, replying to Gladstone's remarks,
declared that the government had the
strongest hopee of a successful outcome
of the negotiations regarding the Reti
ring sea di-puta. Aa to the b tan ley expe
dition, it waa a voluntary enterprise and
one in regard to which the government
had no right to lustitute aa inquiry. Re
specting ths distress in Ireland, ample
measures would be taken to meet tbe
troubles of every district. John Morley
intimated that he would make a motion
concerning tbe recents events at llpper
ary. smith promised that there would
be opportunity afforded for full discus-
fsaltsh ry oa Tipetmry.
Ia the lords Salisbury, referring to ton
Into oaenrreneas at Tipperary. said that
tha yationai league's com bloat ion there
aimed to- M mad and eesias bosons trad
ers, and .there would bono hope of re
storing prosperity to Ireland no-oas tba
law- waa ae onforoad aa to destroy even
eornbinattoua. trneakip? of t l- 4 r-"l,
ho o'l -e a - lie
Dfiiidt creating e. mora! political force
wbvh w.iuid frtM.raie tho efforts of po
FAILED FOR OVER A MILLION.
A Big Michigan. Salt no4 Laasw Com
pany la Tronhle.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. ML Tbe Potts
Bali and Lumber company, which oper
ates so extensively in northern Michigan,
filed two mortgage Monday in tbe ett
elerk a office covering notes agreatlag
in value more than KVM,000. It la looked
upon as the forerunner of another tre
mendous failure. One mortgage whloh
waa filed secures notes to Ihe amount of
(5tiv-,5T7. The company's attorney, C K
Heury, says that the mortgages.may mean
n failure. Tbe liabilities of tbe company
are placed at ll.Mu.uOU, hundreds of thou
sands of which are not secured. The as
sets are placed at fW.O00.0ii0. but this in
cludes tbe railroad, mill property, ate,
which would be bard to realise oa.
Impends oa tho Creditors;
He added, however, that if tbe creditors
will permit tbe business to be conducted
by the company all will be well, forth
aaaets, at par value, are worth twice the
amount necessary to pay off rvery cent
doe. If. however, Ihe creditors should
im-lnt on nelxiire and tbe company's prop
erly shouM go at a amn-e sa.e the re
suit would be bad. Mr. Potts has boon
111 for some time aed too embarrassment
of the firm Is attributed to bail manage
ment on the I art of Iho-e left io charge,
THE INTERSTATE LAW.
ATkhMga Maa Fighting One of IU Pre
vision. Chicago. Nov. au. Judge Blodgett, of
the federal court, yesterday One I Charles
Counselman, tbe well-known grain deal
er, (tSOU and ordered him committed to
tiie charge of the United States district
marshal nntil each Hue is paid Coun
sel man's offense waa his refusal to testify
before ibe federal errand jury regarding
alleged violations of ihe interstate com
merce law by various railroad and ship
pers. Will Apnea I to tha Itymn Conrt.
Counseiiuan'e attorneys will more for n
writ of habeas corpus before Judge
Grrsbam, and upon a refusal, an appeal
will be taken In tbe United Slate su
preme court. Tbe question Involved Is
practically whether tbe United (States oaa
force a man lo become an "informer" by
providing in the law that hl testimony
tball not be used against bim-wlt.
Low Water la the Ho'ler.
St Johns. N. B., Nov. aa tirugory ft
Dunn's mill, at teouth liar, wrecked
yesteiday morning by a boiler t-xplonion.
Four men have been t-ken from the rmas,
and It is reported that thirt n more are
niiaaing. Low water ia said to bave Uvea
There ia a great ru-h of seith is for the
recently vacated railway lands in O Bran
county, la., although the title hi still in
dispute before tbe United Spates supreme
Mad Message la a Hoi tie.
BostoK. Nov. SJ6. A bottle picked npoa
the beach at Marblebead Neck (Sunday
contained a slip of paper on which waa
Ihe following: "Foundered at -es bark
Water Witch; l.S p., -01 K.irnard to
12 fi street, Lundno A l; ti i , a boat.
Ten la. . I'-ftlEH."
President Adam Will Ki-.
BiWTOV, Nov. !. Preaidrnt Charles
Francis Adam openly state-l yesterday
that lie will resign Ibe I'uiw Pa-:inc
proatdi-uey at the meeting of stockholders
beje He will not, hon't-vsr, write a let-u-r
Suliiran ami tl'U.ien, ilte It lab envoys,
wtre ti tl!i,-inii t 'IMseUy n.giit, aud
:a:- , a.rjl fsi U l.
Thirty-two Mi oars VI ere Drowned.
YlEKNa. Nov. 20. Thirty two miners
were drowned by tbe Bowling of Ibe Breux
A baby was born Tuesday on a street
car in Chiuago. Mother and child doing
The readers of the Anocs n ill be pleased
to learn that there is at hat one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all iu stages, and that is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cur Is tbe only positive
cure now known to tha medical fraternity.
Catarrh being, constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatttent. Hall s
Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, acting
directly upon tho blood and mucous sur
faces of tho system, thereby destroying
the foundation of tho disease, and giving
the patient strength by building np tbe
constitution nod assisting nature In doing
iu work. Tho proprietors nam nd such
faith In IU curative powers, that they
offer one hundred dollars for any case
that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
timonials. Add re,
F. J. Cheeks y Co.. Toledo, a
Bold by druggists. 75c
A. prominent physician and old army
surgeon In eastern Iowa was called away
from home for a few days. During, bis
absence one of tbe chil iren contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought a bottle
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for H
Tbey were so much pleased with the
remedy that tbey afterwards used sev
eral bottles nt various times. He said
front experience with It, be regarded it aa
tbe moat reliable preparation la oaa for
colds, and that It cam the nearest of be
lug ft specific of any medicine bje bad
ever seen. For ivle by Herts dt Bahn
The man wbo tells yon confiden
tially just what will cur your cold I
prescribing Kemp's Balsam this year. In
the preparation of this remarkable medi
cine for coughs and colds no expense la
spared to combine only the best and
purest ingredients. Hold bottl of
Kemp's Balaam to the light and look
through it; notice bright clear look;
then compare with other remedies. Prior
60c and $1.
In the pursuit of the good things of
'his world we anticlpaU too much; we
sat out the heart nnd wee Uses of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
then. Tbe result obtained from the ure
yt Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
rtomach, liver, kidney and bladder
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blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
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