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THJE AEGUB. TUESDAY, MAY 2(Jjl891
THE NATION'S LAW.
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The Dictum of Our Court of
OEIGINAL PACKAGE CASE DECISION.
Liability of Directors of National ltanks
The Indlridual Hotly Declared Sa
Tel Something Altont the Projected
Inter-Continental Itailvray Opinion as
to the Third I'arty, Its Influence and
rniponfV-What Ewart and IVffer Say
A Pension Rareaa Man Vindicated.
! 'V6HiNGTO ClTT. May The su
preme court of ttie United States ad
journed yesterday until the second Mon
day 1n October. A large number of de
cions, several ol tbem of general impor
tance, were rendered by the court. The
.moat important case decided was that of
John M. Wilkerson, sheriff of Shawnee
county, Kan., againat Charles II. Kohrer.
This in one of the original package cases,
and it came to the supreme court on an
appeal from the Kansas United States cir
cnitcoirrt. Kohrer was tbe agent at To
peka, Kan., for a Kansas City, Mo., liquor
firm. Last year he offered for Bale beer
aud whisky in original packages. Kohrer
was arrested for violating the Kaosns pro
hibition law, but the United States circuit
court for Kitnsas released him ou a writ
of habeas corpu . Tiie Kansas authorities
then brought the case to the supreme
court ou nil appeal.
Power I'orlistlden to the State.
The court reverses the circuit court's
decree and remands the cause for further
proceedings. Chief Justice - Fuller, who
read the opinion, reviews at length legal
opinions bearing on the jurisdiction of
congress over the states, and referring to
the original package law passed by con
gress last year, aWs the question: ' Is the
law open to constitutional objection?'' In
considering this query the chief justice
said that by the first clause of section 10
of article 1, of the constitution, certain
powtrrs are enumerated which the stales
are forbidden to exercise in any event;
and by clause 2, certain others which
may bt exercised with the consent of con
gress. 'As to those in the first clas, con
gress cannot relieve from the positive re
Those That May Be Authorized.
As to ttio-se in the second, their exercise
may be authorised, and they include the
a collection of the reenue from imports
and duties on imports and exports by
state enactments, subject to the control
of congress, uud a tonnage duty, to the
exaction at which only the conseut of con
gress is required. Beyond this congress
was not empowered to enable the slate to
go in this direction. Nor could congress
transfer legislative powers to the state,
nor sanction a state law in violation or
the constitution; aud if it can adopt a
state law as its own. it must be one thut
, H would he Competent itself to enact, and
not a law passed in the exercise of the po
What Ihe States Secured.
In surrendering their own power over
external commerce the states did not
secure absolute freedom in such commerce,
but only the protection from encroach
ment afforded by confiding its regulation
exclusively to congress. By the adoption
of the constitution the abilityi of the
several states to act upon the matter
solely in accordance with their own w.;l
was extinguished and the legislative will
of the general government substitute-!.
Xo affirmative guaranty was thereby
given to any state of the right to demand,
as between it and the others, what it
could not have obtained before.
Of Interest to Hankers.
Id the case of the First National bank
of Buffalo the r,ourt rendered a decision
freeing the directors from blame lor the
bank's failure. The bank failed and
passed ioto the hands of a receiver, who
sued the directors for allowing the presi
dent of the bank to contract some loans
that resulted disastrously. The court
holds that directors of national banks are
uot obliged to exercise more than the su
pervision usually expacted of them, and
that they are therefore not liable for th-?
failure of the bank because they di I
not supervise the action of the president
in making the loans.
The Sanctity of the Person.
Justice Gray rendered the decision of
the court in tue case of Clara L. Botsford,
who was injured in a Union Pacific rail
way car, aud was awarded damages. In
its decision the court held that the lady
was not obliged to submit to a physical
examination by the company's physicians
to ascertain her injuries. Such au exam
iautinn, the court decides, would be au
invuhioti of the sauctity of the person:
had tio foundation in luw, and had never
been recognized in this country. Justices
Brewer aud Brown dissented.
Will Go to Philadelphia.
"VVASHINCiTos ClTT, May 20 The presi
dent has decided to go to Philadelphia ou
Decoration Day as the guest of Meaue
post, G. A. It.
THE GREAT INTER-CONTINENTAL.
Progress of the Work of Surveying u
Hallway Through South America.
WAiiiiNOTox ClTT, May Wi. Commis
sioners Cassatt and Davis, of the Inter
continental railwiiy commission, have
submitted to Secretary Blaine a brief
resume of the work done up to this time
for the secretary's iuformation. The re
port states that after gathering all ob
tainable information as to whether a
practicable liue of railroad at a practica
ble cost could be constructed to connect
the railway systems of the United States
and Mexico with the existing railway
of South America, the commission deter
mined upon a route which the report
gives in detail. The principal diflicuLy
now is for funds, the commission only
having (130,000 appropriated by the
United Stules. The only other country
which has contributed is Chili 3,000.
Mexico, Uruguay, and the Argentine Re
public, through their representatives on
the commission, decliued to contribute.
The other countries represented are un
derstood to have promised 'to pay their
quota, but have not as yet done so.
Mill Go on with the Work.
Notwithstanding this lack of funds the
work will proceed, but with ouiy three
parties in the field, one of which will
make a survey through Central America,
and the other two work in Colombia, Ecu
ador, aad Fru. ' These two purties will
work together first in the location of a
liue across the mountains from Popayan
to Pasta The determination of a line
through this district, known as "the Knot
of the Andes," is perhapj the' most diffi
cult problem which the engineers' will
,1) i to soivsi ILtviug settled this qni
tion, the parties will separate, and there
after will act independently of each otbir,
the chiefs of each party reporting directly
to the commission at Washington City.
Barker Will Be Exonerated.
Washington Citt, May 26. Assistant
Secretary Bussey and Commissioner
Kanm instituted an investigational tie
pension office yesterday into the charges
preferred against Maj. Barker, chief of
the record division, for appropriating
money to his personal use. which wts
raised for the widow of a clerk recently
deceased. The bulk of the testimony
showed conclusively that Barker never
had the money belonging to the widow iu
his possession. The conclusion of the in
vestigation will, it is understood, exoner
Will Try to Beat McKinley.
Washington Citt, Ma,y 26,-Senatoi
Peffer, of Kansas, is here fresh from tht
exciting scenes in Cincinnati and full ol
third party enthusiasm. He says the new
party is going to try its level best to beat
McKinley in Ohio, and that the fight will
be made on the tariff. "We regard the
present tariff as. next to the money power
which it has brought into being, the curse
of the country. We regard McKinley as
the high priest of that tariff, and we art
going to beat him," said Senator Peffer.
Ewart's View of the Alliance.
Washington Citt, May 20. Ex Con
gressman Ewart, of Xortb, Carolina, a
Kepublican, says: "If the Alliance places
a ticket in the field next year, and it looks
that way now, the Democrats will carry
several western states. In the south every
Alliance man is a Democrat, although
every Democrat is not by any means tin
Alliance niau, aud in an election the Alli
ance men would vote the Democratic
ticket every time But iu the west the
Alliance meu will vote the straight Alli
Stanford Is Keady and Willin'.
Washington- City. May 20. The lead
ers of the third party movement here pro
fess to have direct assurances that Sena
tor Stanford, of California, is ready to
put himself at the head of their move
ineut. THE PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLIES.
Dr. ISrlgg' Case to Come Vp Thursday at
Deti;o!T, May 20 An order was adopt
ed in the Presbyterian general assembly
yesterday that the heresy case of Dr.
r Briggs, of the Uciou Theological semiua
ry. New York, be made the special order
for Thursday. Tue general comment
here is against Dr. Briggs. Dr. Bakei
says he is uot a sate teacuer, and others
express themselves the same way. ire
has his friends, however, and there will
be a sharp fight over the case.
The Church's Seal.
A good part of yesterday was taken up
"tinkering-' the seal of the church. A
committee has recommended that the
lamiliar device of the serpeut ou a cross
should remain and that the Latiu motto,
"Christus txaltatus salvator, "should be
over the device, with olire aud palm
branches underneath. The debate was
Ion.;, and finally the whole matter was
recommitted. Work among the freed
meu was then discussed until adjourn
ment. Southern Assembly Notes.
Birmingham, Ala., May 20 In the
southern Presbyterian general assemb.y
yesterday several of the ministers con
demned the opinions of Dr. Briggs, of the
-"New lark Ideological samiuary. The
question: "Can Universalists hold services
in the Presbyterian churches?" was an
swered iu tbc negative, while Tex in Pres
byterians who wanted to know know it
women could speak in public were told
that the- could, but they must uot preach.
AN APPEAL TO BLAIN E.
GIVEN TO THE DOGS
Details of the Massacre of Quin
' ton's Party.
International Row Over Doing Honor to
yueen Vic's Birthday.
Detroit, Mich., May 26. It has long
been the custom of the Detroit, B-slle Isle
and Windsor Ferry company, which does
business between Windsor, Canada, and
Detroit, to observe the holidays of both
countries by decorating the boats with
flags, tjueeu Victoria's 2i birthday an
niversary was Sunday, and the Cana
dian government ordered it celebrated
yesterday. Yesterday morning not a flag
waved from the poles of either ferryboat,
the Hope or the Victoria.
Bl i ly the I I as or Be Tied I p.
When Canadian Customs Officer Beers
noticed this he ordered the captain of the
Hope to get out his bunting. That officer
c implied willingly, but when he ordered
the captain of the Victoria to do the
same thut officer absolutely refused until
ordered by sunerintendent Clinton. Beers
scut for CI inton aud roused the latter's
ire by ordering the flags displayed at
ouee. Clinton flatly told Beers that he
would no nothing of the sort, and hot
words pissed between the men. Beers
teliiug Ciiutou that he would have the
Victoria tieu up unless the flags waved
in the breeze.
Clinton Finally Wilted.
Clinton wUted at this, and tbecross of
St. Georire .floated all the rest of-the day
ou both Loais. Beers claimed that he had
a right to do as he did, as the boats do an
international business and work under a
Canadian charter. Collector George II.
Hopkins, of the port of Detroit, and the
United states district attorney deny this
nht. The full details of the affair were
sent, to Secretary Blaine by wire.
"Phil Thrifton" Drnil.
SriiiNGKiELU, Ills., May 20. The re
maius of I'hil M. Springer, who died last
Saturday at Eureka Spriugs, were
brought home yesterday for burial. He
was kuowu to readers of western agri
cultural papers under the nam de plume
of "Phil Thrifton," and had baeu promi
nent iu agricultural circles for years.
The Coal Miue Strikes in Iowa.
Mason Citt, la., May 20 The strike
among the coal miners in this state must
soon be settled or a number of the rail
roads will suffer seriously from it. The
iowa Central can staud the strain for
a few weeks yet, but the Milwaukee
road's supply is about exhausted.
Itain Has KilleJ the Bugs.
SrKINGFIELD, Ills., May 20. From a
number of Sangamon county farmers
Secretary Garrard, of the state board of
agriculture, iearus that the recent rains
have completely destroyed the black
bug which has been iujuring growing
THE SEPOY KEBELLI0N RECALLED.
Oldest Mason in the World.
Bcklington, Vt., May 20. John R.
Holleubeck, who was a lieutenant in the
war of 1812, died Sunday, .aged 99 years.
He was the oldest Masou in the world,
having been initiated in 1813.
t'narmed Men Cut to Pieces and Their
I ragments Thrown Into the Kennels
How the Vlctitns Were L,nred to Death
Ketreat of the Survivors, Including
One Woman with a Frightful Fate
Ranging Over Her if .Captured A
D readful Dernier Kessort.
London, May 26. The massacre at
Manipur, the full details of which are
now at hand, is assuming greater impor
tance as the day for its discussion in par
liament draws nigh. All England is ap
palled at it. There appears to be no
doubt that Commissioner Swiaton was
acting by the viceroy's instructions in at
tempting to capture the i senaputty
treacherously as he came out of the dur
bar, or council, and that it was only
when the Manipuri chief saw the clearest
evidence of this that he himself resorted
to a similar course of deceit to get hold
of the British officers. The troops had
not expected trouble and had come with
but forty rounds of ammunition.
Invited to a Parley.
After the fighting had lasted some time,
a messenger came from tha palace saying
that the senaputty wished to meet and
confer with the commissioner in the thor
oughfare, half-way between the palace
gate and the residency gate. The English
saw that their condition was desperate;
that massacre stared them in the face.
There was one weman in the party, Mrs.
Grimwood, wife of the political agent.
The fate of women in Indian wars is
known. The commissioners decided to go
unarmed aud parley with the senaputty.
Accordingly, at S o'clock Mr. Quinton, Mr.
'j rim wood, W. M. Cossins, secretary to
Mr. Quinton; Col. Skene, and Lieut.
Simpson left the residency gate.
Treachery of the Senaputty.
All five were unarmed, having laid
tside both their swords and their pistols.
Jt was a bricht moouiiht night, aud the
anxious English officers and their
t.hoorka followers, looking over the wall
of the residency, saw them go down to
tie main gate of the wall around the pal
ace. Several Mauipuris met them. There
was a short prley, and then the five Eng
lishmen entered the gate and disappeared
from view. The story of what then hap
pened came several days alter ward from
a native. The senaputty aud the regent
received the five Englishmen. The sena
putty and the commissioner then walked
ajart, talking earnestly. After a few
m.uutes the senaputty culled the regent,
and there was more earnest talk. Then
the senaputty drew himself up and called
out a command in a loud, angry voice.
WORD GIVEN FOR SLAUGHTER.
The Victims Hacked to Pieces and
Thrown to the Dogs.
At once a sivarm of Manipuris fell upon
the five Europeans and bound them hand
and foot. Tue five fought desperately to
avoid the horrible death they kuew await
ed them. But it was a . useless fight, of
bare bands against arms. They were
overpowered and bound. The Mauipur
executioners were called and stood with
drawn swords near the five men standing
bound. The Manipur soldiers stood glar
ing at the hated Europeans. The tall
forri of the senaputty was seen in the full
moonlight. His arms were folded and his
face showed all the malignant brutality
of his charucter.
Dismembered Before Death.
Tie moon was so bright that every
movement could be seen. He gave the
wort and the blades swept in a semi
tiic.e downward. 1 hey cut through the
bones of the ankles, and the five Euro
peal 6 fell to the ground footless. Again
the signal, and the reddeued blades had
cut i ff the bound hands, so that the
bleeding stumps fell free at the sides.
The third signal, and the five heads were
Severed from the body. One or two of
the Englishmen were unconscious, but
the native who told it said he saw one of
the sahibs watch the blade descending to
sever his head from his body.
The Bodies Dishonored.
The senaputty kicked one of tue bodies,
and then ordered the servants to take
them away. They were cut into pieces
and tlrown into the iuclosure where the
royal kennals aie, and the fierce dogs ate
them. When the execution was accom
plished a great shout went up from the
1.00J Vauipur soldieos who were watch
ing. It was heard at the residency, but
was int understood. The facts were
learnec later. The remnant of the Ghoorka
troops, with a few British officers and
M rs. Grimwood, succeeded in a retreat to
Geraghat, but of 4W) who started on the
expedition only 100 returned.
Kept a Bullet for Mrs. Urirawood.
The story of Mrs. Griuiwood's escape
reads like a chapter from the history of
the great Sepoy rebellion. She had on
only a pair of house shoes when she start
ed, aud they gave out in a day or two by
contact with the j igged stones. They had
to fight almost every foot of the way.aud
at length met a company of Ghoorkassent
to their relief. The Manipuris use the
English bugle c ills, aud as it was night
time, the Eugii-,b officers could not tell
whether the relief party were Manipuris
or Ghooi !;as iu the British service. The
commanding officer said to Mrs. Grim
wood: "I have only two cartridges left; if
they are enemies one of them is for you."
Their food supplies had also given out
and they were in a most deplorable con
dition. An Illinois Phenomenon. '
LaHaiipE. Ills., May 2G.-Little Dora
Haintine, aged 4 years, cau readily tell
the number or spots on dominoes or play
ing cards by simply looking at the backs.
She has bireu subjected to loo teats, ami
never failed. .
Fatally Hurt in a Log Jam.
ANOKA, Minn., May 20 Donald Ken
nedy was caught iu a log jam in a big
eauy bdovo iuuaca yesterday. Both legs
were broken and he sustained internal
injuries, f -om which he died soon after.
Nebraska's First Governor Dead.
LlNCOLX. Neb.. Mnv 5f. V.r.n
David Butler died suddenly of heart fa'l.
ure at his tome near Pawnee City yestec
cay in his l i year. He was Nebraska's
lirst governor after she became a state.
Death of a Professor.
New ERr swick. n. .t Arn t
Fraucis A. Wilber, professor of analyti
cal chemistry in Kutger's college, died
yesterany, egea 4u years, ot pneumonia.
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500 Page Book on Treatment of Animals
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A. A.) Spinal -Meningitis, Milk Fever.
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f'.t'Ktsteniper, Nasal Discharges
D. D. Bots or Ornbs, Worms.
E. E. Coughs, Heaves, Pnenmenla.
F. F. folic or (iripes. Bellyache.
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H. H. I'rtnary and Kidney Diseases.
I. I.Ernptive Diseases, Mange.
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Veterinary Core OU aji'l Medlcalor, sT.OO
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Sold by Druggists; or Sent Prepaid anywhere
and in any quantity on Receipt of Price.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO,
Corner William and Jobn 8ts., New York.
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Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
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YOUNG MENVOLD MEN
61T IN THE TOILS Of THE SERPUTS OF DISEASE.
They make heroic efforts to free themielTee.
out not snowtng now to anccetinillr
"-.JSHAKE OFFTME HORRID SNAKES
ihry five af in ilesptir mod linn into an eriv
OUR NEW BOOK
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for 11mltHl llm.',r,l'f
tka philosophy of DIbcu
tod Afflictions ot the
Organ of Man, and bow by
by method xciniivly our
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Lost or Falling Manhood,
GBral and Mervovi !
bllltr. WeafcnaM of Body
and Mind, Effects of Error
or Excesses, Itnntod or
Shrunken Organs run 4'aretrl. Benefits In a day.
Bow to Enlarge and Srrenfrthen WEAK. UNDEVELOPED
0ROAN8 PARTS of BODY mads plain to all lntorsstod.
Wd ttnufT from bO Sine. TmtorifS od Foreign Countries.
Ymi rn wri' lh-"Tn. Fot Rook, full fxpItDiii sod proof. fcddrMS
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bv frt-ma.it Wfakiit-sx Hum
all tlit-r tli'Ht-M-mbiiit'tl
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duces lite Tuntr invalids.
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1b n Mirt cure f..r While
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tUn. Ulceration. l'inful
Mftivf nint Tun. ltMrrfiinfvt
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For pale In Pork Island by Ilitrtz A Bahnou,
Third avenue ar.d Twentieth street
-NEW MUSIC STORE
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co.,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Piai-os en cl Oro-ais.
WEBER, DECKEIi BKOS., WHEELOCK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & GO 'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
JST"A f ull line al'O of email M ti-i.-a! :a r btnjii-c.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kiiids of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store-
One block north of Central Par, the large-t in la. 304 Brady Street, Darenport, Iow
This space is reserved for a plat of
SCHNELL'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
which is opened for the sale of lots. It is loca
ted south of Ninth avenue between Twen
tieth and Twenty-fourth streets.
1 The Plat will be ready' in a few days.
We are opening-tne most complete line of Hardware specialties ever sOusd ia Bock
Island beside onr refrnlar rock of staple and builders Hardwas
and Mechanics' tools.
Pocket, Table 22 Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
BPXC1ALTLKS Climax Cooks and Ranees, "Florida- and Wilber Eot Wats H eaten
HswMm Steam Boilers, Pasteur Germ Proof Filter, Economy Furnaces, TU
a4 Ernest Iroa work, Plnmhlng, Coppewmlthlng and Steam FitfJnt.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenueRock Island.