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THE AUG US, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEK 7, 1891.
He Has Kicked Up a Big Rum
pus in Ohio.
GOV. CAMfBELL OH THE WAE PATH.
Tk Aforesaid Yl'llklnaoa Gt the Ear ot
Soma Eminent Editor, and Now th
, Governor Want Their Hair or Full Ke
traetlon Hal.trad'. Paper "in It;" Alo
The Pren and The Recorder, of New
York City, and tbe Detroit Tribune
Criminal Libel Threatened.
CoLrsJBl-8, O., Oct. 7. The Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette yesterday morning
reproduced a sensational article relative
to Governor Campbell's finances which
appeared in tbe New York Recorder Mon
day. This article made some startling
statements with regard to the governor's
Indebtedness, credit, alleged Wall street
peculations, and manner of living. It
charged that he had for years speculated
heavily in Wall street and had almost al
ways been a loser; that he had borrowed
large sums of John R. McLeau, Calvin S.
Brice, Dan Iamont, William C. Whitney,
and even Grover Cleveland. According
to tbe statements of Tbe Recorder the
governor owes Brice $05,000, McLean tla,
OJO borrowed in his last campaign, and
one Ralph W. Wilkinson, an alleged
prominent Ohio politician, $7,000.
Reflected on Mr. Campbell.
It estimated the governor's total in
debtedness at more than halt a million.
The article made other sensational state
ments, some ot which reflect upon Mrs.
Campbell, she being charged with great
extravagance. It also charged that Gov
ernor Campbell and his entire family
were high livers, and had always ex
pended more than his income. It is
' claimed, further, that there were numer
ous small bills he owed and had failed to
pay according to agreement The article
was more than a column in length and
appeared beneath sensational headlines.
Calls on HaUtead to Retract.
.' After reading the publication yesterday
morning Governor Campbell sent the fol
lowing telegram to The Commercial Ga
aette: "Unless yon retract in your next
issue in the broadest and clearest and most
positive language the publication made by
you this day, and purporting to be copied
from the Xew York Recorder.I shall bring
suit against you tomorrow. The man
whom you call Ralph W. Wilkinson, and
to whom these monstrous lies are attrib
uted. I never heard of. I do not propose
to let you shield yourself behind some
mythical person, or to escape because you
are attempting to ruin my credit and rep
utation as an honorable man by printing
from papers in New York what you have
not the hardihood to print direct. Your
meek editorial comment today is worse
than would be a bold and open assump
tion of responsibility. Your screed taken
from the New York Press the other day
was untrue and libelous, and I shall bring
suit upon that also unless you retract it,"
HE WIRES HIS ATTORNEYS.
Retraction Demanded or a Libel Salt To
Be Filed at Once.
The governor wired Hoadley, Lauter
bAch, and Johnston, his Xew York attor
neys, as follows: "Please demand from
V.v B.-A t. .... ..-
of article in Monday's paper, and as full
as can be made by the most emphatic lan-'
g-uage, to be printed in their next issue;
otherwise prepare petition in libel and
send to me, The alleged Ralph W. Wilk
inson I never heard of, and his entire story
is a lie without foundation." The Xew
Tork Press of Sept. 27 contained an article
similar to that in Tbe Recorder, and the
Philadelphia Press and Detroit Tribune'
published statements of the same charac
ter. Private Secretary Meeker has de
manded a retraction from the New York
Press in a fiery letter.
The Letter to The Preaa.
This letter is as follows: "Your Col
umbus correspondent has imposed upon
yoa concerning bit statements in refer
once to Governor Campbell. The only
portioa of his screed '- that is true is the
statement that Governor Campbell is hard
up and probably in debt. The statement
that Governor Campbell drew upon any
- bank in Columbus, or any other place,
while in New York and that I made good
tbe amount with my personal check
when draft was protested is absolutely
and unqualifiedly false, and is as gross
and malicious a libel as was ever pub
lished. There is not even a shadow of
foundation in fact for it. If you
will give me the name of the author of
tbe letter I will compel him to acknowl
edge to you that be has lied."
Bonnd to Have Satisfaction.
Tbe New York Press published the let
ter of Secretary Meeker in a garbled form
and replied to it in the same strain pur
sued in tbe first article against the gov
ernor. The Commercial-Gazette yester
day morning reproduced the Press article
in connection with that from the Re
corder. In consideration of this state of
affairs the governor sent the following
telegram to the New York Pres3, Detroit
Tribune and Philadelphia Pres'1: "Unless
70a furnish Mr. Meeker at once tbe name
of your correspondent, as requested by
bim, I shall Bue you for libel. I propose
to have satisfaction from either tbe cor
respondent or your paper."
The Governor Interviewed.
The United PresB reporter met Governor
Campbell last night, and was told most
emphatically that tbe articles published
in the morning papers referring to his
financial condition were absolutely false.
"There is only one item of truth in the en
tire article, " said he, "and that is I owe
tbe telegraph companies $500, which, it
tbey demand it, they can have at any
time. I do not know anything of tbe man
Wilkinson, and will begin Suits 4i once
tor ibel if retr8(!02 are not made,"
' too Hope for the Entombad Miners.
PoTTSVlLLE, Pa., Oct. 7. All hope baa
been given up of reaching the entombed
miner alive. Tbe work of the rescuing
party is very slow on acconntof tbe treach
erous condition of the roof, which threat
ens to fall at any moment. Superinten
dent Kelly, who was injured in tbe cave
in Saturday, went to work yesterday di
recting his men, in spite of the fact that
bis bruises still give him much pain.
Michael Grant, who had his skull c; usbed,
Racing Records at C'blcaejo.
Chicago, Oct. 7. Tbe winning horses
at Garfield park yesterday were: Tramp,
3 mile, M5Jf; Roley Boley ' f( mile,
l-.liyi; Rimini, 1 1-10 miles, 1:50; Silver
Lake, lmile, 1:42; Nellie Pearl, mile,
1:17; Ernest Race, 1 mile, 1:4ft.
. A NOTED COfcSERVATIVEDEA"b.
William Hentj ltb. the Leader In the
Comma . Passes Away.
London, Oct. T. William Henry Smith,
tbe Conservative leader in tbe house of
commons, whose death occurred yester
day, had been ill for some time, but seri
ous consequences were
not looked for until
just before the end.
Yesterday morning it
vas suddenly an
nounced that his con
t ition was critical and
h consultation of phy
sicians was held, the
. l .. . ; v. : ,v
ijuuuniwu uriu bun, I A
he was beyond medi- wilijam h. smith.
citl aid. His death was peaceful and
p unless. He was born in 1SJ5, aud was
consequently 6ft years old.
W as a Typical John null.
Mr. Smith was the incarnation of those
moral, mental and physical qualities that
most Englishmen can thoroughly under
stand an.l fully appreciate. Ia person he
he was of that physical form and expres
sion that might have stood as a model for
Punch's typical John Bull. Financially
be was as sound as the Bank of England.
His dominating moral qualities were pru
de ice, sound judgmeut about men and
ev nts, common sease amplified to a high
poer only to be expressed in mathemat
ical formulas, and unusual readiness in
emergency. This quickness in action was
eutprising from the fact that bis personal
movements were slow even to the verge of
A Ciood Honse-of-Commons Man.
He Blade no pretense of being either a
scholar, an original thinker or a good
put lie speaker. But he was an admirable
debiter, or rather house-of commons man,
the reputatiou for which involves a num
ber of qualities that men of genius do not
often possess. When Mr. Smith had
any hing to say he said it in a manner
that left no doubt upon the minds of his
audence. He stuttered occasionally,
mads long pauses and frequently lost his
slip 3f notes, but he never stumbled, and
the whole Irish party with Mr. Healy at
tbe front never succeeded in embarrass
ing him under the very hottest fire of
NEW BIBLE TRANSLATION.
Notel Scholars to Engage in an Elab
orate Literary Work.
Baltimore, 0;t. 7. Professor Pajil
Haujt, chief of the Semitic department of
Johns Hopkins university, has just re
turned from London and Berlin, where he
had conferences with noted scholars in
reference to a new translation not only of
the C'ld and the New Testaments, but
also tae Apocrypha and tbe Pseudepi
graph t. Included with the last named are
four Isdras and tbe Psalms of Solomon.
Each t f thirty-six books will be assigned
to a ccmpetent scholar, the translation to
be accompanied by explanatory notes and
American Who Will Assist.
The books of the Old Testament will oc
cupy two volumes of 1,000 pages each, and
tbe entire Scriptures six volumes. The
American scholars who have been invited
to contribute are: Professor C. H. Toy,
of Cambridge, author of "Christianity and
Judaism;" Professors Charles A. Briggs
and Francis Brown, of Union Theolog
ical seminary, New York: Professor W.
H. Ward, of the New York Independent;
Professor E L. Curtis, of Chicago, tbe
archaeologist and successor to President
Harper, of the Semitic seminary at Yale,
and Prifessor R. Harper, president of
the new Chicago Baptist university.
A New Feature in the Work.
The whole hexatnch will be in tbe
hands of English scholars, among whom
may be mentioned the famous Hebraist,
Prof. & K. Driver, of Oxford; T. K.
Cheyne, canon ml Rochester; C. G. Monte
Core an 1 I., Abrahams, editors of the
Jewish Quarterly Review, and Russell
Marlines n, of the British Museum. In
this work a new device, by Prof. Haupt,
will be introduced. Portions belonging
o different documents are to be placed in
blocks of different colors, so that tbe
reader ca i tell at a glance at what period
the lines were compiled and from what
ROMAN CATHOLIC UNION.
Convention of Young Men Who Fro pa
gate the Faith.
Philadelphia. Oct. 7. The seventeenth
convention in tbe Roman Catholic Young
Men's National union opened its session
yesterday, 800 delegates wearing red and
white ribbons, held in place by a silvered
button, on which was the motto, "God and
Our Neighbor.being present." Before as
sembling at the ball tbe delegates attended
mass at tbe cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul,
at which Archbishop Ryan and a number
of priests were present, the archbishop
welcoming tbe delegates. Upon opening
the convettion at tbe ball Rev. M. J.
Lavelle prt sided and Mayor Stuart wel
comed tbe celegates.
Asktd tbe Pope's RJeing.
A committee was appointed to send a
message to i be pope asking his blessing.
Bishop 0'F;rrail, of Trenton, N. J., then
addressed the convention, saying among
other things that "we may hope before we
die to see ihis country the best visible
representative of the Catholic chnrch in
the world." Tbe day was devoted to
organization and to discussion of tbe
best ways of developing the society.
Settled a Jelly Cake Ilpnte.
SPRISGFIE1.D, Ilta, Oct. 7. Tbe jelly
cake controversy, which has attracted such
wide attention, has been settled by the di
rectors of the fair association in favor of
Mrs. S. J. Willett, the lady who used lay
ers of angel food for a jelly cake which
was awarded the first premium at the late
Sangamon county fair. There were about
600 contestants, and many of tbese joined
in a protest against the award on tbe
fropgd tlj?,t -Ms- Willett's cake was not
jelly cake at n L
Fell Flftr Feet and Still Lives.
Las Vegas, N. M., Oct. 7. Mine. Zaael,
who does the "leap for life" act with
Forepaugh's s low, fell at this place Mon
day night from a suspended wire about
fifty feet to the giound, caused by the
wire breaking No bones were broken,
bat she was bally shaken up and will not
be able to resume her part in tbe per
formance for te n day s or two weeks.
Wrote "When This Cruel War Is Over.'
New Yoke, Oct. 7.--Charles Carroll
Sawyer died on Sunday morning in
Brooklyn in lis 57th year. He began
writing poetry when he was a boy, and
during the rebe lion he composed "When
This Cruel War Is Over." "Who Will
Care for Mother Now?" "Mother Would
Comfort Me," aud several other songs
which bad an etormous sale.
The Prominent Feature of the
THE AGED FATHER L0SE3 HIS ALL.
And the Wife or the Senior Member
Mulcted for SI 5,000, Which Claim She
Genemutly lie InquUhes The Probal le
Liabilities About S330.O0O with Prac
tically No A unci The Books t'riiu -nally
Entangled The Victim Numb.r
800, Many Left Pennilens.
Chrism as, Ills., Oct. 7. Ths further the
investigation into the fraudulent failuie
of Standiford Bros., bankers for this
town and for a large part of Elgar
county, proceeds tbe more evident does it
become that they prepare their flight
with their ill-gotten gains with thorough
premeditation. Judge James A. Esds, of
Paris, the county seat, who is acting as
receiver on an order of the circuit court,
spent the forenoon yesterday continuing
his examination ot tbe affairs of tbe col
lapsed bank. He found tbe books in a
criminally entangled condition.
$tancliforris Wife a Loser.
The accounts are terribly mixed, and it
cannot be stated how much tbe firm own
outside parties. The probability is, how
ever, that this part of the load of debt
will foot up from 3000 to t4t,00a The
total liabilities may perhaps aggregate
f23O,000. Mrs. A. S. Standiford, wife tf
the senior member of the firm, also ho?ds
a claim against the firm aggregating,
with interest, about SIS.noa This is for
money of her own advanced three years
ago and swallowed up by tbe bankets,
together with so much money belonging
to others. Mrs. Standiford, who is highly
respected by all who know her, has notl
fiea the receiver that she relinquishes this
Ruined Their Own Father.
The"wosrt feature of tbe whole case, per
haps, is that the old and feeble father of
the two reckless financiers has been com
pletely ruined by his sons. With a grief
stricken voice he said that he had lost all
he bad. The boohs and papers in tbe safe
of the bank gave no indication where all
this money went to. With a prospect of
getting back about 5 cents on every dol
lar owing to them the defrauded credit
ors and depositors very naturally inquire
what became of it. The two Standiford
brothers were not drinkers nor card-players,
and had none of tbe ordinary vices.
On the contrary they were radical prohi
bitionists, and it was due to tbem that
Chrismau has gone dry for years. They
were also prominent church members. aud
always talked and behaved as if they were
6trict moralists as well.
Caught Joe Cannon's Dank.
Tbe financial institution in Danville of
which ex-Congressman Joe Cannon is one
of the directors, tbe Second National
bank, some time ago loaned $3,000 each to
J. H. Caraway ann Mel Matheny, of this
place. At the time these two men owned
sufficient property to secure tbese loans,
but since then each one of tbem has made
(10,000 worth of accommodation paper in
favor of S:andiford Bros., and in tbe last
day or two sold out their goods and chat
tels, thus leaving the Danville bank with
out security for its loans. Litigation is
threatened. Another heavy loser is B. F.
Waldruff, tbe principal local grain mer
chant. He is in for t.3,000. - i 9 c
Some of the Heavy Losers.
The list of those who have been injured
financially by tbe failure and flight of the
fraternal bankers grows larger and
larger day by- day. Bibo & Co., the
bankers of Paris, although hitherto reck
oned among the shrewdest and most
cautious financiers in this part of tbe
state, are hit tbe hardest. Their ulti
mate loss may figure np $30,000. W. T.
Gilkey, of this place, comes next, with
16,0O0, wiping out nearly all he had ac
cumulated by thirty years of toil. Sam
uel Kenton, owner of a fine stock farm
near by, loses (10,000 in deposits, while
John H. Caraway is minus tbe same
amount on accommodation notes. .
Left Penniless in Her Old Age.
Mrs. Sara Bark ley, of this place, while
the amount of ber loss is but (1,900, will
feel it very much, since that money was
all ber savings. She is old and feeble and
nnable to earn any more money. H. M.
Galloway and family have likewise been
completely ruined by tbe failure. Al
together there are some three hundred
Bufferers and victims Far tbe larger
part of tbese are residents of Cbrisman,
which place will not recover from the
present blow for some years to come.
DESTROYED THE BUSINESS CENTER
Twenty-five Houses Horned with a Loss
of SI 50,000.
COLVMBUS Junction, la, Oct. 7. Twenty-five
houses . in the business cenfer of
this town were destroyed by fire yester
day morning. The total loss will" reach
about (150,000; insurance, tlOO.tfO. Tbe
origiu of tbe fire is generally conceded to
be the work of an incendiary. No casu
alties. Secretary Halford's Illness.
Washisgton, Oct. 7. Private Secre
tary Hal ford was better yesterday. His
complaint was the passing of a renal cal
culus, which means a stone formed in the
kidneys working through into tbe blad
der. When tbe stone is smooth tbe pain
is bad enough, but this one was probably
roguh, as Captain Dinsmore says tbe sec
retary's agoDy wag frightful to look at.
He never saw a man suffer so much and
never wants to see another.
Says the Massacre Didn't Occur.
San Aktoko, Tex., Oct. 7. Ornelas, Dr.
theMexican consul in this city, was called
upon and asked Monday concerning tie
alleged massacre of nearly 200 white col
onists in the &tlaniogo district, state of
Hidalgo, Mexico, by Indians. He apid be
receives daily reports from the City of
Mexico, and bad not beard of tbe massa
cre, and is con vinced that it did not occur.
BriKgs to Be Tried Nov. 4.
New Yoke, Oct. 7. Tbe New York
presbytery yesterday again took up the
Briggs case, and tbe professor's protest
was read, also tbe reply thereto of the
committee appointed for that purpose It
was then agreed between tbe parties that
the trial sbould begin Nov. 4 next, and
after the formal notice had been served
on Dr. Briggs tbe presbytery adjourned.
The Searles Estate in California.
SAN Fbascisco, Oct. 7. Judge Coffey
bas been asked by the public adminis
trator to settle his final account as ad
miuiatrator of tbe estate of Mrs. Hopkins
Saarles. Ue states that tbe estate in
California is valued at rJ,000,000 and;
brings in a rental of 5,000 per month. f
On the mend
the consumptive who's not be
reft of judgment and good sense.
He's taking Dr. Pierce's Golden
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Blood and Lung diseases, the " Dis
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It's the only guaranteed one. if
it doesn't benefit or cure, you get
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" Discovery " strengthens "Weak
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Shortness of Breath, Bronchitis,
Severe Coughs, and kindred affec
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something else, said to be " just as
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tains no alcohol to inebriate ; no
8yfup or 6ugar to derange di
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-A fall line also of email Musical merchandise.
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