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THjfc AliUUb. THUKSDAY, MAltCH, L'5 1891.
Reflections of Editor Dana on
A MOVE TOR SPECIAL PRIVILEGES.
The Methods ami Principles of Which
Are Socialistic Its Inflnrnce in 1808
Still a Matter or Speculation Illinois
Iemoerats Whoop It I'p for rainier at
the State Capital Keport on the Al
leged Bribery In California Doings of
ATLANTA, Ga., March 36. C. A. Dana
and party passed Tuesday ia this city.
Asked about the outlook for 1802, he said:
"Nobody can tell; the Farmers' Alliance
is an important factor in the question. It
depends on the amount of damage it will
do to the Republican party in the west
and the Democratic party in the south.
Now, the Farmers' Alliance in the south
proposes to be Democratic. It is held
back by the negro question; that domin
ates everything here. There is no such
balance wheel in the west, and the Alliance
is bitter against the Republican party; it
came from that party, and you know
when a member of an organization has
left it he is more bitter against it than its
Antagonistic to Democracy.
"If the Farmers' Alliance in the south
should grow to such proportions that the
negro question would be considered unim
portant, it would then smash tha Demo
cratic piirty as far as it could. The Farm
ers' Alliance is really a.s antagonistic to
Democratic principles as anything in the
land. It is a Socialist ic organisation, seek
ing to establish an aristocracy of farmers
endowfd with privileyos which nobody
else will have. It se-ks special privileges
for a class, and the ni3thods by which it
proposes to attain these ends are as Social
istic as the ends themselves.
Not Itoilt to Live Long.
"This plain talk is something you don't
see down here, I suppose; the politicians
are all truckling to the Farmers' Alliance.
One thing is certain the Alliance will
run its course and die. It is not founded
on any broad principle of human nature
or of scientific politics. Now, if you can
tell me which party the Alliauce will hurt
the most I will tell you which one is like
ly to be beaten in lSDi"
Some Remarks on Free Coinage.
On the silver question Mr. Dana said:
"We have clmost reached free coinage
already. The coinage of 4,5C0,(Hi0 ounces
of silver a month ntraost amounts to that.
The effects of free coinage will be to give
lis a silver currency. We an now on a
gold basis and gold is the standard. The
substitution of silver for gold, making
silver the currency, will raise the value
of gold to a small premium. It was so in
France a few vears ago. It was a mere
trifle only one-hfth of 1 per cent., I be
lieve but it was there. e are now in
that road, and we have got to travel it.
Effect on Importations.
"This will make gold worth a small pre
mium over silver, and when American im
porters buy goods abroad they will have
to pay the price, not in silver, but in gold.
That is, they will pay a premium which
will be that much uuded to the import du
ties. Free coinage, with our mint open to
the worlu, would increase this premium,
A better way would be to have free coin'
age of American silver only. Otherwise
all the old teapots of the world will be
brought here to be turned into dollars."
RATIFIED PALMER'S ELECTION.
Illinois Democrats Hold a Jubilation
Springfield, Ills., March 20. The sen
nt? yesterday confirmed a batch of ap
pointments sent in by the governor Tues
day. Petitions from various towns wera
presented asking the passage of the bill
permitting women to vote at school elec
tions. After some routine business the
senate adjourned. In the house several
bills were advanced, and the following in
troduced: Prohibiting the bringing into
the state of oysters and shellfish in bulk;
reducing prices that may be charged for
storage of grain in warehouses from
cents per bushel to cents; amending the
law providing for the destruction of
Canada thistle by making it apply to all
kinds of thistles; repealing the Chicago
drainage law; to punish fraudulent en
tries of horses in speed contests, known aa
"ringers," by a fine of tlOO to f.300; appro
priating 35,000 tomake an apiarian exhibit
at the World's fair. Adjourned.
A Democratic Ratification.
The early adjournment of the two
bouses was owing to a Democratic ratifl
, cation which took place in the representa
tives' chamber, beginning at 2:30 p. m.
Trains brought in a large number of vis
itors to jubilate over the election of John
M. Palmer to the United States senate,
among them the Cook County Democratic
club; Congressman Mansur. of Missouri;
Editor C. II. Jones, ot The St. Louis Re
public; Gen. John John C. Black; Con
gressmen Forman, Scott and Fithian, of
Illinois; Judge W. J. Allen; Hon. Andrew
Welch and others.
A Reception and Some Oratory.
Gen. Palmer was driven to the capitol,
escorted by a long line of enthusiastic
Democrats. He went to the supreme
court room first, where a reception was
held, and for an hour the people marched
through, shaking the general's hand.
From the supreme court room the gen
eral went to the chamber, which was
was crowded on floor and in the galleries.
Speaker Crafts introduced Palmer, who
made a brief speech, aud was followed by
Gen. Black, who likened Palmer to Glad
stone; Editor Jones; Congressman Man
sur, of Missouri; and A. J. Hunter, of
Paris, Ills. Letters and telegrams of re
gret were read from Grover Cleveland,
Governor Hill, William 14. Morrison,
Isuuc I'. Gray, Governor Boyd, Governor
Cami-bell aud others.
THAT CALIFORNIA SCANDAL.
Money Rrooglit to the State Capital, 1
Its Disposition a Mystery.
SACRAMENTO, CaL, March 20. The com
mittee appointed to investigate the charg
es of bribery in connection with the find
ing of scraps of paper m the state library
during the recent senatorial contest, have
sent their report to the senate. They re
ported that the money had come from the
Southern Pacific Railroad company, and
that within thirteen hours after it ar
rived here, it was in the state library, but
who bandied it there or for what purpose
it was handled the committee did not de
termine. Turned Over to the Governor.
The report says that some torn papers
belonging to Assemblyman Dibble were
found in the waste-basket, and that he
and Assemblyman Marion had been in
the private room of the state library for
forty-five minutes prior to the finding of
the wrappers. The report says that there
is nothing to show that the money was
us"d m the senatorial .contest. The com
mittee recommends that the original ex
hibits bis turned over to the governor for
whatever action he may deem proper. The
sheriff and detectives have been looking
for Jones, but as yet have been unable to
War Honnties In Michigan.
Laxsixg, Mich., March 26. The legisla
ture recently sent a communication to
the attorney general asking him if it has
the constitutional right to equalize state
bounties to soldiers. The attorney gen
eral replied in the affirmative, and can is
sue bonds to raise the money, as the total
amount authorized years ago have never
been issued. The amount remaining to
be issued, if necessary, is $(J94,0J0. The
direct tax money can also be used. The
bill to appropriate swamp lands to the
value of 15,a for the survey of the
talked of ship canal across the state was
reported yesterday without recommenda
tion. Senator Brown's bill making it a
felony for a member of the legislature to
accept either a free pass or transportation
at a less rate than is charged the general
public has passed the senate committee of
Legislation in Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis., March 25 The bill
providing that court oificers incommitting
dependent children should take into con
sideration their former religious training,
and that no child should be removed
from a private orphan asylum to the state
school without the consent of the officers
of the institutions was debated in the sen
ate without action yesterday. The objec
tion was to fostering private schools with
public money. Assembly bills wera con
curred in forbidding the employment in
factories of children under 12 years of age;
forbidding the sale of cigars, cigarettes or
tobacco to minors after the dealer has
been forbidden to d so by parents, and
conferring police powers cii humane soci
The Alliance Organizing Katt.
Concord, X. II., March CC The Farm
ers' Alliance held their first meetiug in
Phenix hall last night. Many members
of the legislature were present. Speeches
Were made by Hon. Jerry Simpson, of
Kansas; K ilph Beaumont, of Washington
City, .secretary of the national Alliance.
Both speakers were well received. Mr.
B.-aumont will organize a league here
later in the season.
McKinlcy's Services Kulojyizpd.
Providlnce, R. I., Marcli 2(!. Kx-Con-gressmau
McKinley delivered an address
at Infantry hall last night before the
Young Men's Republican club. About
l,li)0 persons sat down to the banquet
which preceded the speaking. Senator
Aldrich made a brief speech eulogizing
Invited to Honor .1 eflV r son's Name.
Washington City, March 25 The
national association of Democratic clubs
has issued a circular letter addressed to
Democratic clubs throughout the United
States inviting them to appropriately
celebrate the anniversary 'of the birthday
of Thomas Jefferson on Thursday, the 2:1
day of April.
Nothing Dot Legal Tender does.
Hakrisbcrg, Pa., March 26 The sen
ate yesterday passed the bill making it
obligatory to pay all debts in monoy au
thorized by the congress of the United
States as legal tender, all "stipulations to
t .e contrary notwithstanding.
MARKED FOR ASSASSINATION.
A Threatening Letter with the Far-Marks
Tacoma, Wash., March 26. Two weeks
ago J. H. Cummings, general manager of
the Tacoma Street Railway and Motor
company, receiving the following anony
"We have you marked for the reason
that you're a tyrant. We know you aid
ed and abetted and ordered the murder of
innocent men in Chicago and came west
to escape their vengeance. You're a Ovsar
with the nature of a czar, and the fate of
both await you, us our committee has
your case in hand and you shall ba re
moved; if no other way, by the aid of that
substance in the use of which we are well
versed. By o der of the committee."
Some More Cowardly Threats.
Y'esterday morning the following letter
was received by Cummings, postmarked
"Are you prepared? The committee
are about ready to act.
"The Committee "
Some time ago anothe.' anonymous let
ter was addressed to another officer of the
corporation, threatening that unless a
certain employe was discharged its
buildings would be blown up with dyna
mite. So far as can be ascertained the
employe was not discharged, but dyna
mite has not yet been brought into play.
Cummings commanded a company of
militia at the time of the Anarchist riots
He Hurled His Wayward Wire.
Des Moines, la., March 2H Tuesday
evening the body of Mrs. Agnes J. Rus
sell, one of the victims of the late tragedy
in this city, was conveyed to St. Joseph
for burial, accompanied by W. P. Russeil,
her divorced husband, and their son War
reu. While here Mr. Russell spoke kind
ly of the erring woman, saying that there
had never previously been a breath of
scandal against her name, and that she
had many friends in St. Joseph.
Death of an Illinois Tliynician.
Kankakee, Ills., March M Dr. Chris
topher W. Kuott, one of the oldest and
most prominent physicians in eastern Illi
nois, died Tuesday night in this city, aged
fiS years. He was born at Montrose, Pa.,
July 18, 1623, and removed to the west in
1851, and was particularly successful dur
ing the cholera scourge at, Bourbonuais in
thut year. He was graduated from Hush
medical college iu 1S47.
Pianos as Tools of Trade.
Washington Citt, March 20 The
treasury department has decided that a
piano, whica is used as a means of liveli
hood, can be imported duty free.
Diamonds in North Lapland.
St. Petersburg, March 26. Large
quantities of diamonds are reported to
have been discovered in North Lapland.
. A Triumph of the Telephone.
Paris, March . An opera that was
performed here Tuesday night was dis
tinctly heard by telephone in London.
' Mrs. Alice Miller was killed at Chicago
by a grip car Wednesday.
SHE HOPED 'EM IN.
Startling Stories of a Very Sly
A VERY QUEEN OF BLACKMAILERS.
Alleged to Have Gathered Wealth from
the Members of the Tan-American
Congress and Many Others of High Po
sition A Development of the Case of
FJtzsiuiuions, Who Troves To lie That
Itruckvilltt Heir After All His Wife a
Bad One A lso.
Pittsburg, Pa., Myrch 25. It has been
discovered that Fitzsimmons, the robber
and murderer, had an accomplice in this
city in the person of Miss Laura Snowden,
the stenographer and clerk of The Medical
Review, and detectives have discovered
enough of htr career to stamp her as one
of the star adventuresses and blackmail
ers of the country. A search of her lux
uriously furnished apartments on Colwell
street led to the finding of her diary and
letters, which are rich in sensational in
formation. The letters showed that she
induced a fr.end in the same line to join
in a scheme to entrap and blackmail the
dark-skinned members of the Pau-American
congress during their two days' so
journ in this city in 1SSH. She coolly used
a Pittsburg iron manufacturer to guide
at least three of the delegates to her rooms,
where in due time shemadethe unwitting
diplomats dis-gorge a goodly sum or face
the disgrace (if exposure.
Itlark mail Her lVt.Gaiuo.
Ilow many others she blackmailed on
t'lis occasion she will not tell, and her
letters do not indicate. Iler business in
stinct led her to keep a regular list of her
victims with their real names aud addres
ses. In this !it aiv not only the names of
Pittsburg mi'ii promln.-at in tin business
cniiiui'iity, but politicians aud men of
affairs of higc standing in many of the
larger cities clear across the continent.
Blackmail wis her pet game, and the
mystery is how she so long escaped prison,
w.iiie all the lime maintaining openly her
position on Tne Medical Review.
One ot Her Supposed IMipes.
Oce of the incidents of Tuesday was the
visit of a New York man who gave no
other name than "James Smith," and
claimed to have come to town to ascertain
whether Miss Snowden was not the
woman he married on short notice in the
metropolis in December, isss. He says
she ran away from him three months aft
er the weddin i. From what he learned of
her during t leir acquaintance aud has
read of the Snowden woman's career he
thiuks the two are identical. It has been
learned beyou 1 doubt that Detective Gil
kinson's slayer, whose apprehension is
due to Miss Suowden's disclosures, is
Frederick C Fitzsimmons of Brockville,
O'lt. 0.if n ore of Fitzsimmons' gang
was arretted l'uesday at JelTerson, O.
The Record of I'itzsimnions.
It is learned that the discovery of Fitz
simmons' real character has caused a
great sensatio l in Brockville, where his
relatives are among the best people. He
is a college-tred man, and has been a
wanderer over two continents for over a
decade. He went south to accept a good
position not long after being graduated,
and eloped with a Louisiana planter's
daughter. TLe two have led a wildlife
ever since, and now find themselves in
jail together. She is considered to ba the
schemer of the outfit aud he the executor.
He never visited his home until a fort
night ago to secure his inheritance. His
brother is now en routs to Pittsburg to
look after the defense.
DETERMINED TO HAVE BLOOD.
A "(iun I'lay" in Mississippi to 'Which
There Live hut One Witness.
Lexington, Miss., March 20. Tuesday
afternoon H. I;. Mabray'shot and killed L.
F. Ryalls uet.r here. Mabray came to
town and surrendered. He says that there
had been bad blood between them for
some days, aid Ryalls repeatedly at-
t?mpted to kill him. Ryalls met him
Tuesday with a shot-gun and demanded a
settlement t hen and there. Mabray says
he proteste.i, a;id wanted to let the matter
drop, but only blood would satisfy Ryalls.
He held Ryall'.s gun, trying to dissuade
him from using it, but Ryalls jerked it
away and t ried to kill him. Mabray, be
ing also armed with a gun, shot Ryalls.
Ryalls fell, and then tried to draw a pis
tol, whereupon Mabray drew his revolver
and shot him several times.
Negro Lynching in Alabama.
Birmingham Ala-, March 26. John
Dances, colored, was lynched at an early
h:ur Tuesday far attempting to assault a
white woman i i Shelby county. The af
fair occurred at Columbiana. Two officers
who attempted to rescue Dances from the
mob were lorce 1 to go along and witness
Foster at Work in Madrid.
Madrid, March 26. Hon. J. W. Foster,
the special representative ot the United
States, who is conducting the negotiations
letweeii the United States and Spain for
a treaty of commerce, yesterday had a
prolonged conference with Senor Canovas
del Castillo, president of the council of
An I nknown Challenges Tommy Ryan.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 20. A for
feit of 250 was placed yesterday in the
bauds of the sporting editor of The Trio
tine iu behalf of au unknown who will
fight Tommy Ryan at Chicago at 143
pounds, give or take two pounds, the men
to weigh in six hours balore the contest.
Kxploded I'nilf r His Arm.
Ashland, Pa,. March 20. Patrick Mc-
Intyre was killed by the explosion of akeg
of powder which he was carrying under
his arm, yesterday, at the lau.stord coL
liery. His side was horribly shattered
anl lie was picked up unconscious and
died a few hours later.
A Political Rumor Denied.
New York. Mirch 2T. A special to The
Evening Sun fr m Washington City says
that there is no truth iu the rumor that
Senator Edmunds will be appointed to
one of the new circuit court judgships,
aud that Secretary Proctor will resign to
Death of I;x-Warden Randall.
St. PAUL, MiL n. . March 28. Warden J,
J. Raudall, of the state penitentiary,
whose resignation a couple of months ago
created something of a sensation, died in
this city yestcrd iy of heart disease.
Diphtlieri att Han Francisco.
San Fcancisco, March 26. Diphtheria
is becoming so prevalent here as to cause
alarm. There have been twenty-six cases
and four deaths.uince last Sunday.
We have jast
JTWe invit- everybody
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