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TILE AllGUS (TEUDAT, MAY 13, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
BEEN LONG SILENT.
Another Man Makes Public a
L A. LUCKEBBAOTS AFFIDAVIT.
What One Seyd, of London, Told Htm
The Whole American Congrm Bought
for 500,000 Alleged Price of the ras
C of the Silver DemonetUatloa Act
The Purchaser Said to be the Bank
of England Campaign Thunder for the
Vree Col nag Men.
Dewek, May 13. Frederick A. Lucken
back. of this city, has made a remarkable
affidavit before the supreme court, the
substance of which is as follows:
"la the year 1865 I visited London, Eng
land, for the purpose of placing there
Pennsylvania oil properties in which I
was interested. I took with me letters of
Introduction to many gentlemen, among
them one to Mr. Seyd, from Robert M.
Faust, ex-treasurer of Philadelphia. I
became well acquainted with Mr. Seyd and
With his brother, Richard Seyd. In Feb
ruary, 1S74, while on one of these visits,
nd while his guest at dinner, I had a talk
with him about official corruption.
Bad a Boland for Bit Oliver.
I alluded to rumors afloat of parlia
mentary corruption and expressed aston
ishment that such corruntion should exist.
In reply to this he told me he could relate
iacts aDout the corruption of the Ameri
can conjrress that would place it far ahead
f the English parliament in that line.
After dinner he invited me to another
room and said: 'If you will pledge me
your honor as a gentleman not to divulge
what I am about to tell you while you live
I will convince you that what I said about
the corruption of the American congress
Had Million to Spend.
"I gave him the promise and he then
continued: 'I went to America in the win
ter of 1873, authorized, if I could, to secure
the passage of a bill demonetizing silver.
It was the interest of those I represented
the governors of the Bank of England
to have it done. I took with me 100,000,
with instructions if that was not sufficient
to accomplish the object to draw for an
other 100,000 or as much more as was nec
essary.' He told me German bankers were
also interested in having it accomplished.
He said he was the financial adviser of the
Refused to ( i v th
"He said: 'I saw the committees of the
aouse ana senate and paid the money and
stayed in America until I kuew the mens
tire was safe.' I asknl him ifli irn,,i.i
give me the names of the members to
V , . . .
wuuin ue paiu me money, Dut tnis he de
clined to do. He said: 'Your people will
not now comprehend the far reaching ex
tent of that measure, hut the-? mill in
after years. Whatever you may think of
corruption in tne English parliament I
assure von I vnulil nnt hv ilnat
such an attempt here as I did in your
country.' I expressed my shame to him
for my countrymen in our legislative
Ammunition for the Silver League.
Mr. Luckenback is well known to
irastns yman and is well and favorably
kllOWn bv m&nv nf Pnlnrttln'. InnHintr
business men. He has been engaged for
two years past in introducing a pneumatic
pulverizer. It having come to the ears of
m. o. oiaier, cnairman or tne executive
committee of the state silver league, that
mr. .L.ucKenDacK possessed the in form a
tion contained in the affidavit, that Dan,
leman waited upon him and induced him
w pus me wnoie story in explicit form
and give it to the public
A LONG STORY QUICKLY TOLD.
Marriage That Wat a Failure In Spite ot
"Wilmington, O., May 13. Among the
relatives of Grover Cleveland who
went to Washington to see him inau
gurated was pretty Estella Cleveland, of
this place. Her beauty attracted the at
tention of Mrs. Griffin, a rich hotel owner
of Cincinnati, and Bhe chaperoned Estella
through the fashionable resorts of Amer
ica, as many thought on a husband-hunt
ing tour. Anyhow, it gave the young
woman tne poiisn oi a duchess. A short
time afterward she married Edward Mehe
ner, a wealthy young grocer of Cincin
Somebody Was Dissatisfied.
Either Mehener was unsuited or Es
tella was not pleased for they did not live
happily together. The wealthy chaperone
was not pleased either, although probably
notresponsible for the match, and so the v
separated. Then Mehener failed in busi
ness as he failed in love. His home was
broken up and Estella returned to Wil
mington and filed a petition for divorce
on the ground of desertion.
Senator Hoar Sails for Europe.
New York, May 13. Senator Hoar
started for Europe Wednesday to be gone
until late in October. "If the Republicans
are going to elect their presidental candi
date," said he to a reporter, "it will be be
cause the present administration has com
mended itself to the people of the country;
and it would put the party in a very bad
position if President Harrison were not
nominated, because it would be said that
we had refused to take for our candidate the
man who was at the head of that adminis
tration. I have no doubt that Mr. Harri
.will be renominated."
Fell from a High Bridge.
Z akesvillk, O., May 1L John S. Gault,
aged 24 and single, while at work on a new
overhead bridge spanning the river at
Fifth street yesterday, slipped and fell 100
feet to the water below, striking on his
stomach and injuring himself so severe
ly that he was drowned before he could be
rescued. The body was recovered an hour
J0ETS TWO EMPIRES
With the Piers Resting on His
toric Ground. '
THE G:iEAT BRIDGE AT MEMPHIS.
A Vast Throng Witnesses Its Dedica
tion t the Uses of Commerce Where
Ie Soto Died and a Confederate Navy
Was Annihilated it Spans the Father
of Wa- ere Two Governors Shake Hands
In thfl Center and Senator Voorhees
Predl ts a New March of Kmpire.
Memphis, May 13. In 1543, after he had
gazed on the greatest river in the world,
the body of Hernando de Soto was lowered
beneath its waves by his band of intrepid
followers One hundred years ago the
Spanish Captain Gaozo met a band of
Chickasj w Indian? near the same spot and
fought a desperate battle. Twenty-nine
years ago the Federal ironclads met the
Confederate gunboats at the foot of this
historic t luff the Chickasaw and a strug
gle ensutd which ended in the sinking of
the Confi -derate fleet.
This Is the Age of Utility.
Teste rc ay, on the spot where De Soto
died,whe-e the heroic Gaozo met the bravest
of the Indians and defeated them, over
looking the river where the sons of the
north and south struggled, thousands of
people li tened to the eloquent oration of
Senator Voorhees, and gazed on a struc
ture that begins at the Ch'ckasaw bluffs
and stretches across the Mississippi into
The Governors Meet on the Bridge.
The gTiat bridge was formally opened
yesterday in the presence of one of the
largest criwds of people that ever assem
bled in ai.y city of the south, and when
the goverior of Arkansas walked from his
end and met the governor of Tennessee on
the center span of the bridge, what "the
governor of Arkansas said to the gov
ernor of Tennessee" will be never be
known, ft r at that moment a wild shout
went up f-om the throats of the spectators
and guns from the Concord, and those on
the shore fired a national salute.
A Procession Four Miles Long.
At 8 o'clock a procession four miles long
was formed on Main street. At 9 o'clock
the head of the procession reached the
bridge. Chief Morrison then ran eighteen
locomotives across the bridge. When the
locomotives were withdrawn Governor
Eagle and Governor Buchanan met on the
center of the bridge and from there walked
arm in ana to the Tennessee shore, where
the speaking took place, Bishop Galloway,
of Mississippi, opening the proceedings
with pray ;r. Then the ceremony of turn
ing the bridge over to the owners by the
contractors was performed with several
speeches, ihe most important being that ot
Hon. J. I.. Stackpole, of Massachusetts,
who spoke for the ownera.
SENATOR VOORHEES ORATION.
He Eloquently Eulogize the Southland
Facts About the Bridge.
The speech of the day was made by
Senator Ianiel W. Voorhees of Indiana,
who was introduced by John R. Godwin
and was greeted with enthusiaism as he
arose. He began with a eulogy of the
event whic h had called the assembly to
gether, coLtrasting the purposes for which
such works were constructed in Ctesar's
time and now the one for war, the other
for commerce. He traced the history of
the Mississ ppi valley, and enlogized Jeffer
son whose ixlicy in 1803, he said, was the
foreunner of the annexation of Texas, and
suggested i hat a great statue of Jeffer
son be pi iced at the west end of the
Resurrection of the South.
The spea ler then devoted his speech to
the resurrection of the south. He warmly
eulogized the southern people who had. he
said, "caused the calamities and curses of
war to become the foremost blessing of
peace." Tl ey had risen superior to "the
most unjast and injurious system of na
tional legi Uation that ever cursed a peo
ple, not excepting English law for Ireland;
and that sytm, in its day called recon
struction, vith all its proclamations, mili
tary orders and edicts of unconstitutional
usurpations has totally perished, leaving
only its me nory, despised alike through
out the north as it is throughout the
Keconises No "New South."
He spoke not of a new south; it was th e
old south tl at was moving in connection
with the re olution that had taken place;
the old blcod and braiu power of the
south, tratsmitted from generation to
generation, were now roused and working
out the prol lem of her splendid destiny.
The old sou' h was young again; she had
renewed her mighty-youth, and henceforth
she would t wer in her pride of place re
gardless of the mousing owls that might
hoot at and -seek to destroy her.
A Trophesy of Conquest.
"The march of the empire is here," con
tinued the o-ator; "the empire of Christian
civilization, of agricultural wealth, of di
versified lat or, of human well-being, re
pose and happiness. The generations of
the future w ill behold this march of em
pire next tov.-ards the Isthmus of Darien;
winning its way and scattering the bless
ings of liberty, peace and justice as it
moves on. Already, in fact, American
empire is far on its way in that direction.
The acquisit on of the republic of Texas
was a stride towards Central America, the
extent of which it is difficult to realize."
History of the Structure.
At the closs of Voorhees' remarks the
bridge was tlirown open to the publicand
thousands cowded on it, passing from
Tennessee to Arkansas and bad The
bridge was f uggested three generations
pgo by Hon. John C. Calhoun. Before the
war a company was formed to build the
bridge, but tlie war killed the company.
It has been 1 nally built by the Kansas
City, Memphis and Birmingham Railway
company, which will at once commence
using it, the first regular train to cross
over being thuir Kansas City fast express.
George W. & orrison, of Chicago, was the
civil engineer in charge of the work.
- "Kength and Cost ot tne linage.
The bridge is of the cantilever descrip
tion, and as it stands completed cost in
round figures $3,500,000. The exact length
of the bridge is 15,635.5 feet, lacking 204.5
feet of three miles. The west approach
consists of high trestling which runs far
out into the Arkansas forests to an incline.
The west approach viaduct is 2,290.(585
feet; the west approach trestling 8.W7.5
feet. Added to the money cost should be
the lives of eighteen men who were killed
by various accidents inseparable, it seems
from structures of this description. '
What It It Good For.
Before this bridge was built the only
means of getting across the Mississippi
between St. Louis and the gulf was the
ferry, which in the case of a railway is a
costly and tedious affair. The advantages
of ihe bridge to traffic are, therefore, ap
parent. On the authority of a prominent
railroad official the bridge means a saving
of one to five hours' time in crossiug the
river for passenger trains and of twelve to
twenty-four hours for freight. That alone
is a great point in this day of close compe
tition among railroads.
Memphis Competes with St. Louis.
The saving of time puts the Memphis
routes in direct competition for business in
the territories which have hitherto been
disposed to favor the St. Louis bridge fa
cilities for quicker time. Besides, the
bridge affords competing facilities for all
lines entering Memphis and their connec
tions for any and all trans-Mississippi
business southeast and southwest. Thus
a greater and constantly increasing vol
ume of business will becin to flow through
Memphis, giving her greater ini'wrtance
in the commercial world and drawing the
attention of the country more closely to
the splendid and rapidly developing re
sources of the Mississippi valley. Eleven
lines of railway will use the bridge.
Allegorical Display at Night.
At night there was a grand allegorical
display, consisting of 125 allegorical floats
representing incidents in the history of
the south from the time of the discovery
of the .Mississippi by Hernando De Sota.
The programme for today is another ses
sion of the deep water convention, a street
parade, fire works and a banquet tendered
to the governor, members of the two
houses of congress and other distinguished
visitors. There were 25,000 strangers in
SETTLED BY THE CONFERENCE.
The Constitutional Question as to Lay
Representation No New Bishops.
Omaha, May 13. The Methodist confer
ence yesterday under the chairmanship ot
Bishop Newman continued the discussion
of the report of the constitutional com
mission. Dr. Goucher speaking for hi9
proposition to legalize lay representation
as it was established by the conference
of 1872. Judge Lawrence, of Ohio, offered a
resolution declaring jthat the action of the
conference of 1S08, the act of 1SCS and the
law of 1872 relating to laymen are portions
of the organic law. An apparently inter
minable debate was shut oil by the pre
vious question, and Dr. Goucher's proposi
tion was adopted. The second section of
the commission's report was postponed
to the next general conference on the
ground that this conference didn't under
stand it. The commiitee on episcopacy
reported adversely on the proposition for
The Text of the Proposition.
Goucher's proposition on the lay repre
sentation difficulty is as follows and con
stitutes a definition of the constitution oi
the Methodist Episcopal church: "The
section on the general conference in the
discipline of lscW. as adopted by the gen
eral conference of 1S. has the nature and
force of a constitution. That section, to
gether with such modifications as have
been adopted since that time, in accord
ance with the provisions for amend
ment in that section, is the
present constitution and is now
iucluded in paragraphs 55 to 64. inclusive,
in the discipline of the Methodist Episco
pal church of 1SS8, excepting: (1) The
change of the provision for calling an
extra session of the general conference
from a unanimous to a two-thirds vote ot
the annual conferences: and (3) That
which is kown as the plan of lay delega
tion, as recommended by the general con
ference of 1SS and passed by the general
conference of 1&72."
The vote adopting the above was greeted
with hearty applause all over the build
ing. HOME FOR UNION TYPOS.
Dedication of the Chllds-Drexel Institu
tion at Colorado Springs.
Colop.aik) Springs, May 13. The dedi
cation of the Childs-Drexel Home for
Union Printers took place in this city yes
terday. The ceremonies were of a most
interesting character and were witnessed
by a large concourse of people. Mayot
Sprague made an address of welcome to
the distinguished visitors, and the pro
gramme included speeches by Governor
Routt; Senator J. H. Gallinger,' of New
Hampshire, and George W. Childs.
Description of the Bnlldlns;.
The building is located one mile from
the citv on a small elevation which over
looks the surrounding country, including
the Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak,
Manitou and Cheyenne canyon. It is con
structed of white lava stone with red
sandstone trimmings. The style is re
naissance and the construction cost ?50,
000. The home is four stories in height
and 144 feet front, with a depth of forty
feet. It has three towers with balconies
extending along both sides and on every
Dow It Was Built.
The money was raised to build the home
by adding to 10,000 given by Messrs. Childs
and Drexel the contributions of the print
ers themselves, each member of the union
in the count ry giving the value of 1,000
"ems" to the fund.
Mr. Childs has decided not to make the
proposed trip up Pike's Peak that was on
the programme for today, and also tele
phoned the citizen's committee at Lead
ville to the effect that he had been com
pelled to abandon his proposed visit to
that city. This action was taken by the
imperative instructions of his physician,
who informed him that, as he is troubled
with a slight affection of the heart, it
would not be safe for him to try experi
ences with the air of such high altitudes.
The Row in Venezuela.
New Yokk, Mav 13. A special to The
Herald from Barcelona, Venezuela, says
that the situation in Venezuela is not ma
terially changed. Desertions from the
government army continue. The desert
ers are principally peasants and laborers
recently conscripted. Several skirmishes
have taken place between the advanced
posts of the revolutionists and the govern
ment forces, but there have been no im
portant fights reported since the battle of
Pdiito, in which the troops sent out from
Puerto Cabelio by Palacio's general were
Tnu nauonal conference ot charities and
correction meets in Denver, June 23.
Cold Place for Newcomers.
New Ulm. Minn., May 13. Mr. Segel
baum, proprietor of a Minneapolis dry
gooes nouse, was In this city last week
and made an effort to secure the Somner
building for a branch store. At once there
was a movement made to prevent Mr.
Segelbaum from going into business here.
This move consisted in renting all the va
cant stores, and Segelbaum will have to
build or cm with nnt. a 1 VflHATi A Ks.ni
- C w - .vuuwavaa UUB1"
ness men's union has also been organized.
wm me view oi looting out lor their in
terest in the future.
Tried to Cremate nimeeir.
Houston. Tex.. Mav 13. The necm Mc
Millan now in jail here and suspected of
Deing the party who committed the terri
ble outrage last winter in Sedalia, Ma,
Wednesday attempted to commit suicide
by cremation. He took the straw from
his TriAttrpaA tiIIm! It. In u a i i.
, H m mo vci, urm i b
with a match and threw himself into the
oiaze. He was badly burned about the
neck and head. He made a desperate re
sistance when the jailer attempted to ex
tinguish the flames.
Cutting a New Channel.
SlOCX ClTT, la., May 13. The Missouri
river is cutting a new channel on the Ne
braska side here and unless the inroads of
the river are immediately stopped the big
Northwestern railroad bridge will soon be
spanning a dry bed. The railroad people
regard the situation as critical, as the Ne
braska approaches are built on quicksand,
which the water is already eating away.
New Yokk, May 13. The first annual
convention of the national association of
German-American journalists and authors
will take place on the 19th and 20th Inst,
in New York. The occasion will
be marked by a series of festivals to be
held under the auspices of a citizens' com
mittee, Mr. William Steinway, president.
Bank Charters Extended.
Washington, May 13. The comptrol
ler's certificate approving the extension of
the corporate existence , of the following
national banks has tssued: Keokuk Na
tion bank, Keokuk, la., to May 25, 1912,
and Fayette County National bank, o!
W est L mon. Ia.. to June 28. 1913.
'The Indianapolis News nas oeen soia to
William Henry Smith and Charles R.
Williams, general manager and assistant
general manager of the Associated Press;
William J. Richards, Francis T. Holliday
and William A. Holliday, the latter three
being members of the present firm. John
H. Holliday, the founder, retires owing to
Patrick Greville Nugent, scion of an il
lustrious English house, coming from the
great Warwick family, has confessed to
assault in a London court and was sen
tenced to six mouths at hard laboi. His
real crime was indecent assault in one of
the detestable "compartments" in English
railway carriages. His intended victim
was Miss Marian Price. Nurgent said he
The Colts Go to Seventh Place.
Chicago, May 13. By winning two
games yesterday Anson's "Colts" went to
seventh place. league scores: At Chicago
Washington 5, Chicago 7; (second game)
Washington 4, Chicago 13; at Pittsburg
Boston 5, Pittsburg 8; at Louisville New
ork 8, Louisville 8; (second game) New
York 7, Louisville 3; at Cincinnati Phila
delphia 5, Cincinnati 4; (second game)
Philadelphia 1, Cincinnati 2; other games
Western: At Milwaukee St. Paul 8,
Milwaukee 6; at Columbus Omaha 0,
Columbus 2; other games postponed rain.
Illinois-Iowa: At Evansville Peoria 3,
Evansville 2; at Jacksonville Joliet 5,
Jacksonville 1; at Quincy Rock Island
Moline 1, Quincy 3; at Terre Haute Rock
ford 2, Terre Haute 2 darkness.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. May 13. -The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from 8 p. m. yeatemay : For Indiana and
Hiinois-Showers; winds becoming southeast
erly. For Michigan Generally fair weather;
warmer in upper Michigan : vai table winds,
becoming southerly. For Wisconsin Show
ers; slightly warmer weather; southeasterly
winds For Iowa Showers; easterly winds.
Sotlce to Householders.
All householders are hereby notified
that they must provide proper recepta
cles for their slops and garbage, easy of
access for the garbage collectors. In
fractions of the ordinance prohibiting
their deposit in the streets and alleys will
be rigidly prosecuted.
G. L. Eyster, Com. of Health.
Those who believe that Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy will
cure them are more liable
to get well than those who
If you happen to be one of
those who don't believe, there's
a matter of $500 to help your
faith. It's for you if the mak
ers of Dr. Sage's remedy can't
cure you, no matter how bad
or of how long standing your
catarrh in the head may be.
The makers aie the World's
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion of Buffalo, N.Y. They're
known to every newspaper
publisher and every druggist
in the land, and you can eas
ily ascertain that their word's
as good as their bond.
Begin right. The first stage
is to purify the system. You
don't want to build on a wrong
foundation, when you're build
ing for health. And don't
shock the stomach with harsh
treatment. Use the milder
You wind your watch once
a day. Your liver and bowels
should act as regularly. If
they do not, use a key.
The key is Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets. One a dose.
Children Cry for
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
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This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Pieiros etrjd Organs,
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEELOCK.
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
BAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
also of small Musical merchandise. We have in oor emt.loy a firt-c:a?f r.tzo Taa,
Ladies, we wish to call your attention ot the
grandest display of OXFORDS ever shown in
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Our goods are made by the best manufac
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Ask to see
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The well-known Opiicias or diiOirtS.
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and invites a:i to sL'r theast.'d
of the great superior:: of tJiese G-MsfJ
over any and all others in z-e tocaj
and examine the same a: 1 ii. I tisu .
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Not every flower is a rose, nor is every Hat
a work of art; to get that you must "come
" here. Our Hats to the ordinary kinds are
as roses compared to weeds. Weeds grow
everywhere. Roses require care, cultivation
and skill. Weeds are worthless; roses high
ly prized. You wouldn't pluck weeds where
you can get roses, would you? Yet that's
exactly what often happens in Hats.
tSTTliere are Ladies who dan't know how low our
tSITpricesare. It's a pity, for they spend as mucb,
I5IFand more, on cheap-looking inferior styles. The
ISgPbeBt way is to see our Hats before you spend a cent.
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