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TUxi AUG US. FBIDA.Y. MAKCH. 13. 1S91.
Democrats Already Talking of
Him for President.
MOVEMENT STARTED IN NEVT YORK.
A Cltntand Ore a Pali Vp Rod for
the Illinois Senator The Party Turn
ing to the Wert for a Candidate
"Jerry" Simpson Makes an Important
Statement, and the Country May Now
Oase to Worry-That Michigan Sena
tor Is Safe Political Notes.
Washington Citt, March 11 The
name of the "grand old man" John M.
Palmer, of Illinois whose election to the
United States senate Wednesday termin
ated a deadlock which had attracted na
tional attention, is on every lip here.
When Gen. Palmer arrives in this city he
will find that his reputation has preceded
him. A prominent politician who arrived
in Washington from New York yesterday
says that when it was known in New York
that Gen. Talmer was to -be elected sena
tor the talk of Palmer for president in
1802 was rife.
Sifniheant Views Expressed.
At the editorial rooms of The Commer
cial Advertiser, a well known Cleveland
paper, Palmer's name was put down as
the candidate for 1890. It was stated that
the dissensions in New York state made
the selection of a New York man wholly
impracticable. These views are thought
to be very significant, coming as they do
from a newspaper which has always been
a Cleveland organ and whose editor is
next-door neighbor and a warm personal
friend of Grover Cleveland. It was stated
also that various telegrams passed be
tween New York and leading western
Democrats, the result of whichwill prob
ably be announced in a formidable Palmer
boom which will be launched from New
York the next day or so.
Democrats Looking to the West.
As to Gen. Palmer's election, it may
mean a great deal more than now appears
on the surface. The Democratic repre
sentatives who were disconcerted by Cleve
land's anti-silver letter are looking in the
direction of the west for a leader, not
only among the Illinois Democrats, bit
among all the representatives of the par
ty. The result in Illinois is regarded as
going far toward making that state cer
tain for the Democrats in 180i The pres
tige of success will carry with it great en
couragement and incite the party to more
earnest work than ever.
An Alliance Mans Views.
President Polk, of the national Alliance,
declined to express his views on the elec
tion of General Palmer to the senate and
the position of the three Alliance men in
the recent contest, further than to say
it appeared to iiiin it had bt-eu a light be
tween the Republican and Democratic
parties rather than a contest between ihese
two parties and the Alliance. Though the
Alliance men had not succeeded in senii
ing an Alliance man to the senate he be
lieved that General Palmer's election
would generally be reg.inle l with mc re
favor than that of anv of the nthpr m-.
didates. General Po'.k said further thnt
he knew of no promises being made ty
General Palmer at to his policy ia the
senate on any questions whatever
SIMPSON DOES WEAR SOCKS.
The Country Can ISrrathr Kaftier Now
That This Oueotion Is Settled.
Annapolis. Md., March 13. -Representative
Jerry Simpson, better known as the
"socklcss statesman," from Kansas, cre
ated a sensation among the Maryland
farmers now in convention at the state
house when he interrupted the proceed
ings to deny the statement t hat he did not
wear half boss. The explauation was pre
cipitated by a reporter, who, during the
recess, called at the Maryland hotel, wheie
Mr. Simpson was stopping, and sent him
a note in which he requested the farmr
congressman to affirm or deny the report
reganling his footwear. The note wound
up: "Do you wear socks?"
Simpson Demands Uecognition.
After waiting some time for the answer,
the reporter went back to the convention
which had just been called to order, and
soon Mr. Simpson, hatless and with L s
overcoat on his arm, rushed into the hall
and demanded immediate recognition.
He then handed the secretary the note
left forjuiin at the hotel. There was a
quiet smile on every farmer's face when
the secretary finished reading it, and all
eyes were turned expectantly on Mr.
Simpson. Tossing his coat to one side, he
faced the convention and spoke as follows:
No Truth iu the Storr.
"Mr. President: This letters refers to
myself, and I wished it read to this Alli
ance, and tli .Mi to make a porsonal ex
planation. 1 1 has been alleged that at a
certain time in Kansas I bad said the pov
erty of the farmers was so great that they
could Dot afford to wear socks, and that I
was a living example. So far as I am con
cerned, there is no truth iu the story. The
statement originated in the brain of a Re
publican editor in Kansas. My constitu
ents know all about me, and 1 took no oc
casion to denv the yarn. 'Tis true thai,
owing to the high tariff, some of the farm
ers could not afford to wear socks, and we
were in the same position as was Napolei.u
daring the time he attempted to cross tLie
frontier to attack the Austrian army.
Followed Napoleon's Example.
"He was wiiuout arms, and when asked
where be thought he could get them said:
Take them from the Auitrians.' The
man who was against him was a repre
sentative of the silk-stocking aristocracy,
better known as Prince HaL At the time
of the election I told my people that I ex
pected to get the other fellow's socks, and
not only did I get them, but I got his
ehoesias well. I waut to say that I do
now wear socks, and I put them on after
the defeat of Iugalls, which I believe 1
was the beginning of an era that marked
the time w iien the humblest people can
wear socks, and the people who sus
tain the government, some of whom are
rny constituents, should wear the very
A Much Vexed Ouestluu Settled.
I deem it necessary to explain to the
people of Maryland tue much vexed ques
tion of socks. Just now I am nnabie to
determine which has given me a greater
reputation, my feet or my bead." This
speech was greeted with tumultuous ap
plause, after which the business of the
convention went on as before.
The Illluols Legislature.
SPBIKGFIKLD, Ills., March 13. Now
that the senatorship is oat of tbs way the
legislature will go to lawmaking. Iki
order to get a good ready, however, becfc
bouses adjourned yesterday until next
Tuesday. In the senate a governor's mes
sage was received appointing Jno. R.
Wheeler. I. N. Phillips and Jno. R. Tan
ner railway and warehouse commission
ers. Bills were introduced: Requiring
fire insurance companies to pay total loss
on property, and also to repay excessive
premiums; making saloonkeepers liable
for illegal sales, whether made with or
without their knowledge. The house re
ceived a communication from the Cook
County Democracy for the "101" to go to
Chicago as guests of the said Democracy,
Moore nnd 'Jockrell were also iucluded.
FRilDLANDER 13 SAFE.
The Statute ol Limitation Stops Crim
Lansing, Mich., March 13. The case
of bigamy against Senator Friedlander
collapsed yesterday. It was found that
even if the purported marriaga of Fried
lander with the Indian woman thirty
years ago could ba proved the senator
would be fully protected under the stat
ute of limitation, which provides that all
indictments except for the crime of mur
der must be made within six years after
the commission of the offense. The woman
is asserted, to have had her marriage cer
tificate along, but the statute of limita
tion knocked her case out, and the Re
publicans dropped it. The house yester
day took action on the Coldwater school
investigation case, and adopted a report
recommending that Superintendent New
kirk be dismissed for his course iu the
Nellie Griffin matter.
Chandler's Quarrel With Greene.
Concord, N. H , March 13. In his pa
per, the Daily Monitor, Senator Chandler
Wednesday night continued the contro
versey between himself and Ga'.Iinger and
Greene, and replied to the speech made by
Greene on the 24th ult., in denial of
charges made by Chandler that a corrupt
bargain or bargains had been made be
tween the two above named gentlemen
and promiuent Democrats of the state.
Greene used some very strong language
toward Chandler in his speech, and ex
cused himself from still further exposing
Chandler's record on the ground that that
gentleman was ill and was not responsible
for his acts Chandler unqualified 'y
denies all insinuations made against him
by Greene, and defies Gallinger and
Greene to bring forward any facts that
may be injurious to him.
The Thayer-Boyd Con trovervr.
Lincoln, Neb., March 13. The supreme
court yesterday heard arguments on the
demurrer of John M. Thayer to the an
swer of James E. Boyd filed in the su
preme court in support of Boyd's claim
that he is entitled to hold the office of gov
ernor. The supreme court took the mat
ter under advisement, and its decision w.:l
probably be rendered on Tuesday next.
As the case now stands Thayer holds that
Boyd is not a citizen of the United States,
ns his fther never naturalized iuliy.
Boyd practically admits this failure of
full naturalization, but says that his fa
ther took out his first papers many years
ago and that since then "both his fiithcr
and himself have exercised every right of
Michigan Asylnm Abuses.
KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 13. The leg
islative committee investigating the af
fairs of the asylum has adduced evidence
going to show that Dr. Palmer and his
wife deprived Etta E i wards, one of the
patients, of food for five days: that flour
supplied to the asylum was sold to out
side parties for over a year, and no record
made of the transactituis; that patier s
were deprived of food for refusing to
work, and that several of them had tht'r
teeth drawn in order to prevent tlam
from biting the attendants.
Rhode island Democrats Nominate.
Providence, R. I., March la. The Dem
ocratic state convention yesterday unani
mously renominated John W. Davis and
W. T. C. Wrrdwell for governor and lieu
tenant governor respectively. The old
Democratic state ticket was renominated
throughout. E. D. McGuiness for secre
tary of state; John C. Perry, of South
Kingstown, for general treasurer, and
Zeiba O. Sloe am for attorney general.
Springer on Palmer's Klection.
Washington City. March 13. Repre
sentative Springer, of Illinois, received a
large number of congratulatory telegrams
from Springfield Wednesday expressive of
the jubilation among Democrats over
Palmer's election to the seuate. Springer
said that there was no other Democrat in
Illinois whose views cams so near those
of the Farmers' Alliance.
An Organ for Senator Brice.
COLCMRC3, O., March 13. Charles O.
Davis last night c mpleted a deal by
which The Eveuing Post, the only Demo
cratic daily in the city, passed into L.
hands. Dav.3 is a lieutenaut of Senator
Brice and the senator is reputed to be the
financial backer to secure the paper. The
purchase gives Brice an organ iu Central
Minnesota Republican Clubs.
Minneapolis. March 13, -The state con
vention of Republican clubs opened here
yesterday with a big delegation present.
John Day Smith was choseu chairmr .
After the appointment of committees t! e
convention adjourned until evening when
a grand banquet was held at Maonic
Iowa's Prohibition Law in Danger.
Des Moines, Iowa, March 13. At the
state temperance alliance convention yes
terday resolutions were adopted recogniz
ing the oreseut danger of the repeal of the
law, and urging the raising of funds.
Passed an Kight-Hour Law.
Harbisbl'BG, Pa., March 13. The bill
making eight hours a days work in in
stitutions under control of the state,
passed the senate yesterday.
The Wisconsin legislature did nothing
yesterday except pass resolutions iu mem
ory of the late Representative Edward-.
A ballot in the California joint session
yesterday gave Estee, 31; DeYoung, 24;
Felton, r8; the balance scattering.
The law passed by the , North Dakota
legislature to regulate elevators wffl
probably regulate tutu all out of the
business of storing grain for other
The Kansas legislature which had been
iu deadlock fur several days owing to dis
agreement on appropriations between
senate and house, agreed last Bight and
edjourned sine die.
It is known that eighty lives have been
lost on the coast of Great Britain daring
he late Ntorms, and a much larger mortal
ity will be developed when full rehire
BYRNES' BIG HAUL.
The Noted Detective Recovers
MBS. MOWBTS ABDUCTION AGAIN.
Her Deserted Husband Declares He Is
Not Implicated Criminal Elopement
of ; Discharged Bank Messenger A
St. Louis Girl's Shocking Attempt at
Suii.-ide Mysterious Murder Discovered
oa Staten IUnd A Handsome Wom
an's Alleged Crime.
New Yoke. March U Inspector Byrnes
recovered $27,300 worth of diamonds yes
terday afternoon. They were the property
of Levison & Co., of 41 and 43 Maiden
Lane, and are the greater part of $40,000
worth of diamonds stolen from them by a
trusted salesman, W. C. Duncan, Jan. 13
last. Duncan disappeared on that date,
and d!spile the efforts of detectives, no
tracs of him could be found. Yesterday
the ' p roprietor of an up-town hotel sent
for the inspector, and told him that on the
16th of January a young man had regis
tered it the hotel, and gave the clerk a
package to put in the safe for safe keep
ing. He then went away, and never re
turned to claim the property. The hotel
keeper sent for Inspector Byrnes, and the
package was opened and found to contain
the diamonds stolen from Levison & Co.
The munasrer of that firm declared that
$23,000 worth of the stones were missing.
MRS. MOWRY'S ABDUCTION.
Secnrd Denies That He Had Anything to
D with the Matter.
Chicago, March 13. Hubert Secord,
who is charged with being at the bottom
of the abduction of Mrs. Tillie Mowry
from this city to Wisconsin recently, has
written a letter to a local paper in which
he indignantly denies that he bad any
thing to do with it or any knowledge of
the crime. He says Tillie is his lawful wife
and tha: they lived happily together until
Tillie viited her parents here in Septem
ber last, since when she has refused to go
back to him, although he sent her money
to do so. He also denies writing letters
to detectives here asking them to assist
him in getting possession of the woman,
and decl.ires that if such letters have been
received they are forgeries. Mrs. Tillie is
now at home with her parents, who deny
that Setord sent any money and insis',
that he is the principal in the abduction
of their daughter.
The New Orleans Mafia Trial.
New Orleans, March M The great
trial of the alleged assassins of Chief of
Police Hi nnes-ey came to an end yester
day. Element speeches for the prosecu
tion and ueieuse occupied most cf the
d iv, and at t ho close of the oratory Jnd.e
Baker delivered a long charge to the jury
in which he instructed a verdict of nrt
guilty in the case of Charles Matranga.
The state abandoned the case against In
cardonia, leaving seven for the jury to
pass on. The jury retired at 6:22 o'clock,
and the court adjourned for the day.
T.iere w.-.s great jeering and hooting by
the crowd outside the court building r.s
the prisoners entered the vans and were
driven dnwn Camp street to the parish
Smuggling Scheme Discovered.
New Yosk. March 13. Au extensive
scheme oi smuggling, it 19 believed, has
been uneirthed by the custom house
authorities at this port. Complaint
was made to the acting collector
that goods imported from Canada
and shipp;-d in bonded cars via the
Buffalo d. vision of the Delaware and
Lackawanna railroad to Brooklyn to be
exported ro Germany by the Hamburg
steamers, had been surreptitiouMv re
moved from the cars at Hoboken. No in
formation can bs obtained as to how long
or to what extent the irregularities have
been going ou.
Tried Twice to Commit Suicide.
St. Lot is Mo., March 13. Twee
Wednesdaj r:ght Lillie Reed, confined in
the Four Courts, attempted suicide. Turn
key Hotfielc?r saw her in a strange atti
tude on the floor, and unlocking her door,
was horrified to find the prisoner with ber
head wedgei in the bucket placed in each
cell for the use of prisoners, which was
filled with lops and filth. The would-be
suicide was dragged into the corridor and
restoratives applied. While alone she
made a second attempt by putting ber
head in a bucket of clean water w.iich had
been brougtt for use in washing her.
Hsd to Steal or Starve.
Zanesvilie, O., March 13 Work at
the coal mines in Rendville, Hocking
county, twenty miles southwest of this
city, has leen suspended for several
weeks. The miners are in a destitute con
dition, and the families of mauy of them
are suffering for the necessaries of life.
Thursday morning shortly after daylight
fifty of them proceeded in a body to Mc
Coy & Willii'ms' store, broke it opau, and
Cirried off thirty barrels of flour and sev
eral hundred pounds of meat. They made
no attempt to conceal their identity, bi t
snid that they had to steal or starve.
"Sloped" with a Clirl and Some Money.
Boston, Murch ia Benjamin Barrowp,
xvAl known in Med ford and North Win
chester, left for part unknown a week ago
last Saturday. A daughter of John Max
well, with wl-ioru he had been boarding,
also disappeared about the same time, and
it is believed that they went together.
Barrows had been employed as a messen
ger in the Shoe and Leather bank of this
city, but was discharged for several acts
of carelessness. It is now believed by the
bank officials that $3,000 or $3,000 of the
bank's mouej had found its way into Bar
row's possession before his dismissal from
Charged with Poisoning Her .Stepmotlu r.
Nttt'CAsTLK. P.i., Mirch 13 Mr. I la
. Elder, a hand some young woman 'ii years
of a hp, was arrested at tTje station last
evening ou her arrival from Pittsburg, oa
the charge of the murder of her sU p
mother, .Mr, ijuvl lieptuao, in Wampum,
Pa., iu July. 1S83 It in alleged that
"rjugta ou rats was given to Mrs. Rep
man. Two Moro Murderers Respited.
NEW YOEK, March 13 Judge LaCombe
has gra&te i t be murderers Smiler and
Slocum until March 131 to appeal to the
United States supreme court against the
sentence by wttcu they were to have Weu
pat to death by electricity daring the
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