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HE WOULDN'T KUN.
Teller Disclaims Any Ambition
To Be President.
SATISFIED WITH PRESENT HONOES,
And Would Not Be s Candidate If the
Chance Vu Offered Has Hopes ot
Minneapolis Significance of the Silver
Conference Politics Rather Mixed In
the Old North State A Prospect for
Division of Both Great Parties The
Washington-, April.!. Discussing the
report that he would probably be nomin
ated for tlie presidency on a free coinage
platform by the third party, in case ot a
failure of the Republican and Demo
cratic parties to give recognition to silver
at their national conventions. Senator Tel
ler said yesterday: - "There is no possible
foundation, so far as my words or actions
go, for the report. Nothing whatever oc
curred at the meeting of the executive
committee of the national silver commit
tee, where it is said the scheme was
hatched, to give ri? to the rumor that I
would in the event which has been out
lined, be a candidate for the presidency
that conld be tortured into a purpose to
organize a silver political party, or to
pledge support to the third party or any
Organizing a Silver League.
"It was in no sense a political meeting,
but simply a conference to determine the
propriety of organizing a bi-metallic
league in the United States It was decid
ed that it would be well to organize such
a league, but there was no suggestion
whatever that this league should take the
6hape of a political party. The sole idea
at the bottom of the movement is to pro
mote the interests of silver.
Thinks He Will Star Where He Is.
"So far as I am concerned. I said in mv
speech on the floor of the senate afew days
ago that if the Republican party in its na
tional convention should adont a single
gold standard platform, I conld feel that I
would for the time have to break with the
party. And while there are some eastern
Republicans who seem determined to put
the party on a gold standard platform at
Minneapolis, I do not believe that the ma
jority of the delegates will be in favor of
so radical a course, and I am confident
there will be no stub plank in the platform
of the Minneapolis convention.
Would Not Accept a Nomination.
"Even should there be, and even though
there should be a failure on the part of the
two old parties to give recognition to sil
ver and a third party should be the result,
I would not consent to be its candidate for
the presidency, even though the oppor
tunity should be presented, which I have
no reason to suppose it would be. I am
entirely satisfied with my present position
and am not seeking higher honors. I
wish you would make this point emphatic,
for I do not desire to be put in a false
position before the country."
THE COMBINATION POLITICAL
It Promises to Cause a Cfcange In Things
in the Tar Heel State.
Washington-, April 26. A special from
Raleigh, X. C, says: It is said that the
Republicans will put a full state ticket in
the field, but not before August. This
ticket, however, will not receive anything
like the full support of the party. It is
claimed by the third party leaders that
deals will be made whereby at least 50,000
Republicans will vote the third party
ticket, and that from 50,000 to 75,000 Al
liance Democrats will do the same thing,
o far as the electoral ticket is concerned,
no matter what the result of the state
Democratic convention next month may be.
Dividing the Negro Tote.
John S. Leary, one of the most pro mi
cent colored men in the state, says the
time has come for the negroes to divide
politically. The white Republicans say
that if they would only do so, the Repub
lican party would be much stronger than
it is. There is no doubt that a strong bid
for the votes of the young white men of
the state wilt be made. The two electors-at-large
nominated last week are both
young men, one of them, J. C. Black
burn, of Ashe county, being only 2G years
of age. He made the most eloquent
speech delivered at the Republican state
convention. If the colored vote divides it
will be almost an even race between the
Democrats, third partyites and Repub
licans, with the odds favoring the latter,
for the electoral vote of North Carolina.
CIVIL SERVICE REFORM INQUIRY.
The Postmaster General Ioesn't Agree
with the Commission.
WASH INGTOX, A pril 26. Postmaster Gen
eral Wanaraaker, in response to an invita
tion from the house committee on reform
in the civil service, yesterday appeared be
fore that body to furnish information as to
whether any of twenty -five Baltimore post
office employes charged with violating the
civil service rules were still in office, and
if they had been proceeded against in the
courts for violations of the rules reported
by the civil service commission, whose re
port had been acted upon by the bouse of
The Men Retain Their Places. '
Wanamaker replied that all the men
were in the employ of the government and
bone of them had been indicted. He had
received a copy of the aforementioned re
port, and immediately afterward the post
master at Baltimore had called on him
and protested against the injustice of the
civil service commission, as to the manner
in which the investigation was made a
star chamber proceeding. Another objec
tion was that the witnesses were not
Ioes a Little Investigating Himself.
Upon this Wanamaker concluded to in
quire into the matter himself and sent
two postoffice inspectors to Baltimore for
that purpose. This second investigation
was iu piiMic, me witnesses unaeroatn
and every effort was made to get at the
truth. The report was to the effect that
the ii specters found that the facts did not
justify the uismissal of twenty one men,
or any one of them on the charges made
in th report of violations of the civil ser
vice law. In conversation with the two
inspectors he was given reason to think
that while some of the men might be
techn cally in fault, there was nothing to
jusurr tneir dismissal, 1 ne basis of the
, tharg was in aiding the elections, which
( were neither city, state nor national, but a
invention to make rules for the Repub
1 tican party.
The Charges Too Trifling.
I The postmaster at Baltimore had been
I cautioned regarding the general subject of
I observance of the law, but the charges
against the men were too little, too trifling
! and unworthy to put the men out of office.
1 If t he men had been engaged in assess
ing ea h other or coercing voters they
would be violating the law, and in such a
' case hi; would inform the postmaster of
, the fa t for his action. Boatner asked of
of whit use was the civil service commis
sion if the heads of departments had au-
thoritj to go behind its reports and direct
an investigation. Postmaster General
, Wanamaker replied that this was the first
. intimation given him that the civil service
commission had control of the depart
ments, independent of the heads, and could
step in and order dismissals at iu own
J sweet wilL
, Colorado Silver Club.
Denier, April 36. Five hundred mem
bers of Colorado's Silver clubs assembled
In convention in the Chamber of Com
I merce yesterday. President of the Silver
League M. H. Slater, stated that there
are now sixty-five clubs in Colorado with
ft membership of 30,000 voters, all of
whom 1 ad signed a pledge to vote for only
a prono inced free silver man for presi
dent, irrespective of politics. The repre
sentatives of silver interests will have
headquarters at both Minneapolis and Chi
cago where work will be done during the
j meeting of both conventions.
Gresham To Be Offered a Nomination.
Indianapolis, April 26. T. E. John, an
attorney of this city and member of the
People's party, started for Chicago Mon
day for t he purpose of consulting Judge
Walter (J. Gresham and finding out defi
nitely wjether he will accept the presi
dential nomination of the party if it is
nnanimc usly tendered. Johnson was au
thorized to say that the nomination would
be given him by acclamation if he would
consent 10 become a candidate.
Official from Louisiana.
Xew Okleans, April 20. The official
returns i'rom all tbe parishes in the recent
election are: Foster (anti-lottery Demo
crat), 79.270; Mi-Entry (Democrat), 46,739;
Leonard (regular Republican), 2S,S44;
Breanx (mstoni house Republican), 11.301.
Tannehill (People's party), 8,562. The
Foster Democrats will have IS of 36 mem
bers of tie senate, and 49 of 98 members of
the house, a tie in both b.-xlies.
j Republicans Carried the Bay.
I Danbcist, Conn., April 26. The annual
j city election yesterday was very quiet. It
resulted ia a victory for the Republicans,
(who elected their candidates in three of
the four vards. The election was only for
members of the common council. The
council now contains nine Republicans
and three Democrats. The mayor is Re
J Colorado Delegates-at-Large.
Denveb, April 26. All the Republican
conventions in Colorado have now been
held. Instructions in the various coun
ties make certain the election at th state
; convention tomorrow of Senators Teller
and Wok ott and Representative Town
send as dilegates-at-large to the Minnea
polis convc ntion.
j Illiopia Democrats Gathering.
SrRINGF ELD, Ills., April 26. The city is
full of Deuocratic politicians gathering
for the state convention. The Palmer
men are aggressive and declare that while
they are wi ling toeulogUie Cleveland In the
resolutions the instructions, if any, must
be for Palnier.
REGULATIONS" ARE NOT LAWS.
' In the Sense That Infractions Thereor are
j Criminal Offenses.
) Washington-, April 26. The United
State supre ue court yesterday rendered an
opiuion in . cas involving the oleomar
garine law of August 2, 1886. The defend
( ant in the lower court had not kept a book
: in which he recorded the quantity of oleo
j margarine purchased, from whom, and to
t wbcni he so d it in turn. Neither bad he
.made monthly returns to the internal
'revenue collector. These two things are
; prescribed by the "regulations" the oleo
J margarine hiw requires the internal reve
nue commissioner to establish, and the
question to be decided was: Is a violation
' of any of these regulations punishable un
der the puni ive section of the law.
Whiit the Conrt Decided.
The court nays that the regulations pre
scribed by t ie president and heads of de-
nnrt.mjnfs n rwTw,- snt.htrftv nf isinmvuo
, , J
may be regulations prescribed by law, but
, it does not follow that a thing required by
, them is a thing so required by law as to
. make the ne lect to do the thing a crim
, inal offense here a statute does not make
the neglect in question a criminal offense.
J It would be a very dangerous principle to
hold that a t hing presented by the com
; missioner of iaternvl revenue as a needful
: regulation under tbe oleomargarine act
, for carrying it into effect could be consid
, ered as a thing "required by law," in the
. carrying on or conducting of the business
of a wholesale dealer in oleomargarine in
; such manner its to become a criminal of
Mrs. Harrison Slowly Getting Better.
Washington, April 28. Mrs. Harrison's
condition is gradually improving. The
doctor said yesterday he thought by to
day his patient would be able to ait up for
in hour or twit.
F0KCE OF HABIT.
At Amusing Incident in a St.
EOSE TO DEBATE THE QUESTION.
Ex-Congressman Keidrlnghans Tackles
His Minister on a Question of Political
Economy, and Is Called Prom ptly to
Order Whereupon He Subscribes S330
Rev. Arnejr Leaves the Pulpit for the
Paddock, and Will Be Happy Park
St. Louis, April 26. Ex-Congressman
F. G. Niedringhaus is a member of the
Union Methodist Episcopal church. Sun
day morning Rev. C. P. Masden preached
a sermon on "Evangelism in the Cities," in
the course of which he said that the rich
were getting richer and the poor poorer.
At the end of the sermon Dr. Masden an
nounced that subscriptions would be taken
for a fund to send the gospel to those who
were too poor to come and hear it.
Wanted a Fuller Statement.
Then Mr. Xeidringhaus arose in his pew
and said with great earnestness: "Doctor, I
I don't think I can subscribe until I un
derstand you better. You say that in the
cities the rich are getting richer and the
poor poorer, and I think you are wrong en
tirely. Figures will show you that the
condition of the poor man is much better
than it used to be, and under the present
circumstances his wages are getting bet
ter every year."
Promptly Called to Order.
Buttoning up bis coat as if preparing fora
speech, the tin-plate manufacturer stepped
out into the aisle. Dr. Masden took one
rapid glance at the horrified congregation,
and then rose to the situation.
"Mr. Niedringhaus," said he decidedly,
"this is neither the time nor the place for
discussing this question. The working
man was not intended to be included in
"Well, I subscribe $250," said Mr. Xied
ringhaus. HE IS LOYAL TO GOTHAM.
A Baptist Preacher Gives Dr. Parkhurst
NEW YORK, April 26. The Rev. S. J.
Enapp, pastor of the Macdougall Street
Baptist church, told his congregation Sun
day night that he was born in New York,
and that he had been a clergyman for forty
years. Then, as a Xew Yorker and a
minister of long experience, he denounced
Dr. Parkhurst for "comparing this grand
old city with Sodom and Gomorrah." His
hit at the pastor of the Madison Avenue
Presbyterian church was greeted with a
whirl of applause.
The Lord There First.
Thus encouraged. Pastor Knapp went
on: "Let it not go forth that we are a
debauched and crime-stained people. Let
it not be said that our city is a second
Corinth. Even in regard to Corinth God
aid to Paul, 'I have much people in that
city.' God has 'mui-h people' in New York.
The lord w s here before Dr. Parkhurst.
He was here when Xew York was Xew
Amsterdam, and he will continue to bless
this town when Dr. Parkhurst and his
crusade will be buried in oblivion."
ARNEY QUITS PREACHING.
The "Horsey" Dominie Trefers the Race
Track to the Pulpit.
Grand Rapids, Mich., April 26. Robert
J. Arney, pastor of the Methodist church
at Saranac, shocked his congregation Sun
day by announcing his retirement from
the pulpit. His resignation takes im
mediate effect, and Mr. Arney will devote
his entire attention to breeding and train
ing horses and will indulge in horse trots
and matinees to his heart's content with
out fear of the Methodist conference.
Twice he has been before the conference
for his "horsey" inclinations.
Those Colts Are "Too Promising.
In 1890 he was scored for officiating as
master of cermonies at a "speeding con
test," and again last year he was rebuked.
This spring he owns six promising colts,
and occasional ma iuees to make records
and show their speed are necessary to help
thtir sale. He thinks there is more money
in horse trading; than preaching, and as he
has a large family to support he gives up
NOT PLEASING TO THE STOCKMEN.
They May Have to Go Back to Johnson
County for Trial.
Chetenke, Wyo., April 26. Governor
Barber telegraphed the prosecuting at
torney at Buffalo last night that the
taptive cattlemen would be at once turn
ed over to the civil authorities having
jurisdiction. It is the belief of the attor
neys that the prisoners will have
to be taken to Johnson county
before they can get a change
of venue, though they do not much
relish the idea unless they are given an
escort of soldiers. The prosecution will
bend every effort to prevent the defense
from securin g a change of venue. Friends
of the rustlers are much emboldened by
the turn of events, and declare they will
yet have revenge on the regulators.
Brewers' Employes in Convention.
Buffalo, April 30. The convention of
brewers' employes opened yesterday morn
ing shortly after 8 o'clock. The president
of the day was Herman Krauss, of Union
Xo. 9 Milwaukee, The main business of
the session was the adjustment of the
difficulty existing between the national
union and the union of the Pacific coast.
The latter body was suspended by the na
tional executive board two years on ac
count of a refusal to pay an assessment.
Xo decision was reached.
Assaulted Nou-Vnion Men.
Chicago. April 2a -George Schurk and
Rheinold Foersterling, striking German
printers, assaulud two non union printers
last night and were placed under arrest.
Three other strikers were arrested for
creating a disturbance in The Abend
Post office. The presses and stereotyping
machinery of The Tageblatt and The
Abend Post were tampered with yester
day and badly damaged.
Big Load of Human Freight.
Xew York. April 28. The steamer
Darmstadt from Bre .en brought in yes
terday the largest number of passengers
which have passed quarantine on any one
ressel during its existence. She had 2,014
steerage and no cabin passengers.
Koani station Cos iHrusea. -
Washington, April 26. The senate in
secret session yesterday confirmed the
Domination of H. L. Besses to be register
f the land office at AUilaod, Wis.
A national convention of the Car In'
spectors' association is being held at 8t
Mgr. Charles S. E. McDonnell has been
consecrated bishop of Brooklyn by Arch
J. J. Ilallowell, the runaway cashier of
a West Superior, Wis., bank, has been
captured at Philadelphia.
Henry Scballe, a wealthy contractor of
Pittsburg, committed suicide by shooting
himself in the head with a revolver.
The trial of M. B. Herely, member of
the Chicago board of education, upon the
charge of soliciting bribes, will begin
Edward D. Bingham, district attorney
of Chester county, Pa., has disappeared,
leaving behind him a lot of protested
checks. Detectives are hunting for him.
An anarchist proclamation has been pub
lished at Paris, calling upon the working
people to stay away from the polls at the
coming election, and to inaugurate the so
cial revolution at once.
One hundred and fifty horses and cattle
were burned to death in a fire which de
stroyed the stables of the Cheshire Im
provement company at Parkville, L. I.
The total loss by th? fire is estimated at
According to reports from Kingston, Ja
maica, ex-President Legitime and his ad
herents are preparing to lead a revolt
atfftinst the present government of HaytL
The conspirators are said to be actively en
gaged in enlisting men and fitting out a
Louis Wahl, who was a police commis
sioner in the later years of the existence of
that body at Chicago, and who had been
actively engaged iu business there for
many years, is dead. So. also, is H. B.
Bryant, the head of the Commercial col
lege in Chicago which bears his name.
The President Going to Xew York.
Washington, April 26. President Harri.
son will leave for Xew York on a special
train at 3:55 p. m. today. He will be ac
companied by Secretary Foster and Secre
tary Rusk and Postmaster General Wana
maker. Secretary Elkins and Mrs. Elkins
went to Xew York this morning and will
be the guests of honor at a dinner given
by Mrs. General Grant this evening. The
president will deliver the principal speech
at the ceremonies incident to the laying of
the corner stone of the Grant monument
tomorrow and Secretary Elkins will
deliver an address at tne banquet to be
given at night.
His Head Was Ballet-Proof.
Hollidaysbirg, Pa., April John
Bentley, proprietor of a billiard parlor en
joying a refined patronage, has for some
time excluded negroes from his place.
Saturday night a gang of colored rowdies
broke into the parlors and proceeded to
abuse the proprietor, who drew a revolver
and shot at the leader, Deane Keith, strik
ing him in the head. The negro's thick
skull, however, rendered the shot almost
harmless, the bullet flattening against it.
Bentley was arrested.
Revolt at a Reform School.
Huntingdon, Pa.. April 26. A revolt at
the reformatory occurred yesterday. A
monitor in the brush factory was attacked
by two desperate prisoners and considera
ble beaten. Tbe latter were overcome be
fore the attack assumed a serious nature.
Two inmates escaped yesterday through
one of the driving gates by throwing dirt
in the keeper's eyes. Both were after
wards captured and returned.
Death of a Weil-Known Educator.
Chicago, April 26. Henry Bead man Bry
ant, one f the proprietors of Bryant &
Stratton's business college and widely
known as an educator throughout the
United States, died at his residence, 2.231
Michigan avenue, of paralysis shortly after
1 o'clock yesterday morning, aged 6S yea: s
Had Read of Them.
Father My son, dont you often fetl
ashamed of yourself for being so lazy?
Son Xo, dad; not when I think of all
the great men who were notoriously lazy
in their youth. Yankee Blade.
A Stroke of Good Fortune.
Cobble What luck did you have in
matching that ribbon for your wife?
Stone First rate ; I didn't succeed
in matching the ribbon, but it lead to a
divorce Cloak Review.
Xo Laughing Matter.
"Love laughs at locksmiths," she said
to him encouragingly.
'Yes, darling, I know," he replied
Badly, '-but not at No. 11 boots." De
troit Free Press.
We'll write it down till
everybody sees it
Till everybody is sick of
Till everybody knows it
without seeing it
that Dr. Sage's Catarrh Rem
edy cures the worst cases of
chronic catarrh, in the head,
catarrhal headache, and " cold
in the head."
In perfect faith, its makers,
the Worlds Dispensary Med
ical Association of Buffalo,
N. Y., offers to pay $500 to
any one suffering from chronic
catarrh in the head whom
they cannot cure.
Now if the conditions were
reversed if they asked you to
pay $500 for a positive cure
you might hesitate. Here are
reputable men, with years of
honorable dealing; thousands
of dollars and a great name
back of them and they say
"We can cure you because
we've cured thousands like
you if we can't we'll pay
you $500 for the knowledge
that there's one whom we
They believe in themselves.
Isn't it worth a trial? Isn't
any trial preferable to catarrh?
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county 0! tb
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