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TI1JE " AltUUb TUESDAY. M iKCU 29, 1802.
Iowa Anti-Prohibition Repub
licans Talk in Vain.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. latest U. S. Gov't Report.
NO CHANGE IN POLICY PKOBABLE.
Startling Story of a Negro Rail
AN ATROCIOUS STATE OF AFFAIRS.
Workmen brutally l'.eaten and Guarded
Ilk. Convict. One 15osa Killed by II i
Victim and Three of the Latter Shot to
Ieath A Narrative That Wants Inves
tigating Gretna, !.., the Scene of a
Woody Kara Fight Five 'White Men
AVounded and Negro Leader Killed.
Kociikstkr. X. Y., March 20. The Post
Express publishes a special dispatch from
Lyons, X. V., giving an account of alleged
suffering ami brutal treatment of the
laborers employed on the Xew railroad.
In the interview Samuel Jackson, a negro
from the south stated: "One day while we
were at work one of the bosses told an
Italian to shovel snow. The man had been
handling a pick and had broken the
handle. The Italian did not understand
the order and the boss picked up the
handle and struck the Italian across the
right arm, breaking the arm in two places,
near the wrist and about three inches
Kenult In 1 our Murders.
"Thj Italian screamed with pain, but the
boss comiielled him to shovel snow all the
rest of that day with one hand while ha
as suffering the greatest pain. That
night about fifty of these Italians got hold
of that boss and cut h is throat until he
head was nearly severed from the body,
and the next morning they ran away
after being let out of their shanty and t tie
guards followed after them with rifles and
shot three dead and hung them in one
tree near where they were working. The
Italian that had his arm broken was shot
the next morning while in the shanty after
the others had gone to work and his body
was hung up in front of the shanty. We.
saw it there that night when we came
back from work.
Negroes Ilrutully Treated.
"One day I said that 1 could not stand
the cold, aud was going back south. One
of the bosses ripped out an oath, and said
be would like to see me try it on, and after
that I had to work harder than the rest
and was given the heaviest work to do.
Some days we worked for ten straight
hours witbont anything to eat, and at
night had to move our shanty further
along as the work progressed. Several
negroes did escape while I was there.
Quit a number froze to death, some had
their feet and hands badly frozen, and sev
eral who had tried to escaiie were shot and
hang np for warning to the rest of us."
Overpowered the Guard.
When asked how be minnged to escape
be said: '"One morning a gang of fifty of
us were sent on ahead of the rest nearly a
mile. There were two guards with us
armed with Winchesters. We made a
rash for the two guards, bound them, tied
them to one tree securely, and taking their
(fans we ran away. We htd three small pieces
of bread and we lived upon that for four
days nntil we got to a camp of some hunt
ers who gave us some whisky and treated
ns very kindly, also giving us clothing and
enough food to lust a couple of days. We
walked from village to village until we
got to Oneida. Since then we have got
lifts from poormasters, and by riding in
empty cars expect to get to Buffalo, aud
from there home."
-t RACE WAR IN LOUISIANA.
Five White Men Wounded and On
NEW OuLEAXB, March 29. Gretna, a
small town just opposite this city, was the
cene Sunday of a conflict between parties
of whites and negroes, the result being the
serious wounding of five white men and
the killing of the leader of the negroes.
Serious trouble between the races existed
in this vicinity two year9 ago, when a
number of persons were killed, and indica
tions are now ripe for a renewal of hos
tilities. Sunday a party of white men
went from Gretna to Harvey's canal to fish.
Shot the Leader to Death.
Tkey became involved there in a quar
rel with a party of uegroas headed by ono
Jack Tillman, during which a number til
shots were exchanged resulting in the
wounding of five of the whites. When the
whites returned with their wounded to
Gretna there was great excitement, aud in
the evening a pnrty of regulators wero
formed, who proceeded to the residence ol
Tillman and riddled him with bullets.
The party then visited the negro quarters
at Harvey's canal, but the inhabitants
had taken the alarm aud fled. Further
trouble is expected.
ANOTHER ALLEGED BOODLER.
A Member of the Chicago School Ttnard
on the Lint.
CHICAGO, March 29. Without a dissent
ing vote the grand jury yesterday after
stxm decided upon presenting a true bill
against another1 public official aud the in
dictment will bear the name of Millard B.
Hereley. The charge will be that of solicit
ing a bribe, and, as it is a misdemeanor,
inasmuch as no cash is claimed to have
passed between the parties to the alleged
transaction, Mr. Hereley is not confronted
with a possible sojourn at Johet.
Xf anted Boodle for a Contract.
The chief witnesses were M. B. and
Fred M. 'Bailey, of the S mead Warming
and VentJlating company. They testified
that Hereley wanted (X) to obtain a con
tract for them. Mr. Hereley says that the
story is false, and that it will be heard
in other courts tnan tne one tuat tries tne
boodle casesr-iu other words that a libel
suit will help elucidate the matter.
Train Wreckers In Alabama.
Birmingham) Ala., March 29. At 1
o'clock yesterday morning passenger train
No. 4 on the Louisville and Nashville,
bound for Cincinnati, ran into four cross
ties placed on the trestle five miles north
of Birn. Ingham, and would have been
wrecked had not the train slacked up.
While the obs; ruction was being removed
a flaamni went back to guard the rear of
the train when two robbers fired four
times at him. Xone of the shots took ef
fect. The miscreants tied on horses.
Itlew HiiUMelf Vj with Dynamite.
Kingston", X. M., March 29. Horace
McChris ian, representing Benliam, Tur
ner & Ci ., wholesale liquor dealers of Chi
cago, committed suicide iu a tunnel near
here yertcrday morning. He attached a
fuse to a stick of giant powder, lighted it
and placed the stick in his mouth. The
t mire UJ per portion of the body was shat
tered. Lespondency over financial mat
ters is su pposed to have caused the sui
cide. A RELIGIOUS MANIAC'S FREAK.
II. Conceives the Idea of Crucifying II im
self and Tries It.
Bkrlix, March 2Ti. Xt-.ir Koenigsberg,
east Prussia, a man named I'nschke re
cently crucified himself under the impres
sion that iie ought to die iu the same man
ner as the Savior. Puschke was until re
cently a harmless person, but became a
religious monomaniac through the teach
ings of a preacher who had been creating
considerable excitement in east Prussia.
Puschko a 'tended a religious meeting some
weeks ago in which the death of Christ
was desert ed with much realism.
Nailed Himself to the Cross.
Puschke conceived the idea that his sins
could best be atoned for by submitting to
the same furm of expiation. He procured
some stout cord and tied his own legs in
such a way that it would be very difficult
if not impossible to raise himself after he
had lain down. What he did afterwards
can only be judged from his condition
when fourx;, as no one was present at the
horrible ail ur. His feet had been fastened
with heavy nails to a board. Then lying
on his bai k he had hammered a nail
through his left hand with the right, nail
ing the left hand firmly.
II a Chance to Live.
The righ" hand remained free, and in
this the maniac took a knife and repeat
edly stabbed himself in the breast. He
became unconscious from pain and loss of
blood, and was in this condition when his
Wife returmd. She called for help, and it
took great exertion to pull out the na:ls
and release i he victim. He was bathed in
blood, and was at first supposed to ba
dead, but g-adually recovered conscious
ness. Whil) his wounds are of a most
serious char icter it is believed that "they
are not necessarily fatal.
LONDON EDITORIAL IDEAS.
Continent on the Situation iu the IV
inj; Sea Case.
Loxnos, March 20. The newspapers
take different views of Irfrd Salisbury's
Behring sea dispatches, and there is a sim
ilar diversity of public sentiment as ex
pressed in the parliament lobbies and other
places. The expression of the great ma
jority is that Irfird Salisbury's attitude as
sures a peaceful settlement of the difficulty,
and that with anything of like fairness on
the part of tne Washington government
the question will be amicably adjusted.
The St. Junes' Gazette, Conservative,
expresses a hope that not even the ex
igencies of the presidential election will
induce the Utiited States to reject the la-t
handsome offers of Lord Salisbury.
Harrison's " Bellicose Buncombe. '
The Evening Xews says that President
Harrison, wit! all his bellicose buncombe
will scarcely decline proposals so reasona
ble to the United States.
The Times says: "Lord Salisbury pro
posed several methods to make the award
of the arbiters retrospective, all of which
have been rejected with scant courtesy
and often schnt logic by the American
negotiators. f neither of the equitable
modes which Lord Salisbury has now
offered are accepted it will be difficult
to resist the it ference that America his
remarkable lit le confidence in her case."
ANITA WRITES TO LUCKY BALDWIN.
The Millionaire's Daughter Asks Ilia
SAX Fr.AXClsrn, March 00. Anita Bald
win and her husband returned from their
honeymoon tot ay and will live in retire
ment in this c ty until they learn wh'U
Lucky Bahlw n will do in the matter
The girl has wHUen her father a long let.
ter, telling all he facts and begging nil
forgiveness. Her friends say that thj
Elder Baldwin is sure to be touched by
her appeal, a; she is thn only humaav
being for wjom he cares and that
ho will forg:e her. They also predict
that George w i 1 be placed in a good posi
tion in the hotel. George Baldwin was
expected at his dek iu the county clerk'a
office yesterday, hut he did not appear.
His salary here is but per month, but
George is full of assurance, aud thinks he
and Anita can live comfortably on that
amount should her father prove flinty
Identified the Wrong Corpse.
POTTSTIU.E, Pa., March 2!l. Several
days ago James X. Guthrie, a prominent
Baptist divine, received intelligence of the
killing of his so t Luther on the Pennsyl
vania railroad a:, Johnstown. The mother
went on aud identified the supposed re
mains of her son and had the same
brought to this place and with due cere
mony interred i n Saturday. It now trans
pires that Guthrie is still alive, a lettei
written on Satu -day having been received
yesterday morni:ig. It is not known yet
whose body was interred on Saturday.
Had a Kc w with Socialist.
PABIS, March 29. A scene of much dis
order was caused by socialists Sunday
evening at a church iu the suburb oi
Belleville. During the services a number
of socialists present shouted "Viva la com
mune," "Abas Jesuites." A policeman
ejected some of t le disturbers and the gas
lights were turned out. But the remain
ing socialists lighted candles and lamps
which they had Ironght with them. The
priests by earnest appeal succeeded in pre
A Legislative Committee Meet the A litis.
But Gives Them No Knconragement
Representative Bynum Criticise II Ill's
Method of Campaigning and Declare
for Cleveland Gov. McKinlcy Em
phatically Kefnse to lie a Candidate
Kifer- Success at Springfield A Silver
1)ks Moines, March 29. A convention
of anti-prohibition Republicans represent
ing the larger cities of the state was held
here yesterday for the purpose of influenc
ing the legislature to pass the Gatch local
option bill, which has already passed the
senate. About 1U0 representative business
men and professional men attended. At
the morning session a large committee,
headed by Judge Wright, of Council
Bluffs, was appointed to meet a commit
mittee from the Republicans of the bouse.
The committees met at noon. Jude
Wright, the leading speaker for the anti
prohibitionists, insisted that the anti-prohibition
Republicans held the balance of
power in t he state, and should be recog
iiired. The house committee would give
Change of Policy Refused.
The convention in the afternoon passed
resolutions asking the Republican mem
bers of the house to take steps to insure
the passage of a high license law, and
pledging themselves to induce the Repub
lican party to abandon the policy of prohi
bition. l.ast night a committee presented
these resolutions toa caucus of the Repub
lican members of the house. The caucus
held a secret session and named a commit
tee to draft resolutions in reply, which
will declare against any change in the ex
isting laws. It seems to lie beyond doubt
that this legislature will not. pass any bill
modifying the prohibition jsilicy.
BYNUM TALKS ON POLITICS.
lie I a Cleveland Man and Relieves In
Pi:ovidi;xce, R. I., March 9. William
I). Bynnm, congressman from Iudiaua,
was asked by a reporter: "What do you
think of Cleveland's chances for the presi
"1 think they are improving tvery dav.
I can not express an opinion as to whether
or not he will be nominated, for the con
dition of things is constantly changing. I
can say, however, that he is very strong
in the west, and is constantly growing
stronger. Indiana's delegation to the
nat ional convention will probably cast a
complimentary vote for Gray.
II ill Too Zealous a Candidate.
"How about Hill?-'
"I thought at one time that nill's pros
pects for the presidential nomination were
gtMxl. His methods and his talents, how
ever, do not seem to lie as direct as the
people desire and look for in a presidential
candidate. I do not know as his southern
trip has done him any good or any harm,
but it has probably confirmed the people
in the belief that he was pursuing the
presidency with too much zeal and too
little discretion. I think Cleveland cari
carry Xew York."
lifer Carrie the Primaries.
SpkingfieU), Ills., March 29. The Re
publican primaries for the selection of
delegates to the county convention were
held last night, and the Kifer forces,
under the direction of Adjutant General
Reece and Jim Paddock, secretary of the
railroad aud warehouse commission, won
a sweeping victory. Kifer secured six of
the seven wards, and is understood to
divide the other ward with Hunt.
Pavey and Pearson also seem to have
carried the city and Tanner has a few del
gates. In one ward instructions for the
latter were voted down. Cnllom got in
structions in one ward and H. Clay Wil
son got the liest of the fight over the leg
islative contest. Out of 12S delegates of
which the county convention will be com
posed Kifer's friends claim 100 or more,
MrKinley Not in the Race.
Col.l'Mr.rs, March '29. For the second
time iu his career Governor McKinley has
declined to place himself in the way of
presidential lightning. Last night he au
thorized The Dispatch to announce defi
nitely that he is not a candidate for the
Republican nomination for the presidency
this year, and his manner in making the
statement, as well as the possitive words,
left no room for doubt as to his inten
tions. He expressed himself emphatically
in favor of Harrison's renominalion.
A National Silver Convention.
Washington", March 29.-General War
ner, chairman of the national silver com
mittee, is going to call a national silver
convention to be held probably at St. Iouis
or some other central point within the
next two months. His idea is to secure a
vigorous expression on the subject of sii
ver with the hope that it will have some
influence on the Chicago and Minneapolis
Ready to Hot ou Cleveland.
Xew Yoisk, March 29. During a con
versation yesterday in this city
Senator William L. Brownsaid Cleve
land was the man for the Demo
crats to nominate. Said he: ''Grover
Cleveland, if nominated for president,
will sweep the state of Xew York. I will
bet (25,(UU within twenty-five minutes
after his nomination that he is elected."
Tor Clevelaud by a Large Majority.
ST. Pall, Minn., March 29. Reports
have been received fromseveuty-five of the
eighty counties of Minnesota as to the
delegates chosen to the Democratic
stale convention on Thnrsday to choose
eighteen delegates to the Chicago conven
tion. Of the 419 delegates so far chosen
405 are instructed for Cleveland.
Fatally Struck by Lightning.
CKAWFOUDSTILLE, Ind., March 29. Cap
tain Isaac W. Jones was driving through
a thunder storm Sunday evening when
lightning struck a tree near by. The
shock landed driver, team, and wagon iu a
heap on the road. When he recovered
consciousness two hours later he was lying
.under the wagon and fatally injured, but
managed to crawl to a neighboring farm
house, where he died. He was a promi
nent member of the Grand Army pot.
That Much Wanted Mr. Soule.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 29.
Frederick A. Sonle, the much wanted Chi
cago man, has gone. He took a west
bound train from Omaha. Mrs. Sonle is
still here, but expects to leave soon for
California, where, it is said, she expect to
recuperate her health.
"Madeline, will you marry me?"
Ilia voice had a husky,, appealing
sound, his heart thumped audibly and
hia knees had got beyond his control.
"No, Horace, I will not."
"This thia is your final answer, is it,
"It is, Horace. 1 am sorry I can
not" "This is the end of all my fond hopes,
the waking from the dream I have been
dreaming, and the winding up of the
fool's paradise in which I have dwelt for
the last three months, eh?"
"I 1 suppose it is, Horace, but do not
be utterly cast down," said the young
woman soothingly. "Time softens all
our griefs and turns sorrow into joy. In
the future, Horace, when the pain of
this refusal shall have"
"Miss Shuckers," he exclaimed, rising
with dignity, as became a man who had
received a temporary backset, but had
recovered himself, ,-talls not to me of
tho future. It may have its consola
tions, its joys and its repose, but it can
not reawaken old delusions. Henceforth,
Miss Shuckers," he added, reaching for
his hat and cane and moving with un
ruffled self possession toward the door,
"I can never be anything more to you
than a brother." Exchange.
Jack the Mourner, or Jack the Funeral
Man, w:is a San Francisco character. He
was a tall, gaunt looking old fellow, who
always carried a long stick in his hand.
Almost every Ixxly in the city had seen him
or beard about him. He seemed to know
by intuition where the unburied dead were
lying, and w;is always on hand to follow
the procession to the church. Before it
reached the ediHee, however, he would run
ahead so as to be at the door when the cof
fin Wits carried in. As it passed him he
would raise his long stick aud hold it out
over the passing body, murmuring mean
while an unintelligible lingo, lie was
finally arrested and confined. Xew York
Old Uead for Counsel.
Young Father I've j'ist made a big de
posit in n savings bank, in trust for my
baby boy. When he is twenty-one I will
hand him the bank book, tell him the
amount of the original deposit and let him
see how things count up at compound in
terest. Old Gentleman Won't pay. I tried that.
My boy drew the money and got married
with it, and now I've got to support him
And his wife and eight children. Xew York
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synonymous with "soil." Only those soils
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to benefit or cure, or the
money is refunded.
The late actor L-iwrr-nc- B r
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resulted in trch an enlargem tit
of the glards that they ttocd
out on t-ach eirle of bis neck
eometlriD like th- wattles f a
turkey. He went to t Dg'and
and had them runoved. but the
result must have been fatal, for
it no doubt lead to his death
It ehows how prone actors are
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fact, when they die from this
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