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Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Monday. June 13 1892
DISTRUST THE LAW
Partial Victory of the Great
THE ANTI-TRUST LAW UNDER EIRE
Tu Judges In Olilu Express Opinions
Tout the National statute Is Not Valid
Indicted Ulii.ly Trust Men Itis
rlKired f.-oni Arrest in One Case, and
the Derision Keserved in tile Other
All Intimation That the Law Is Ex Poet
Facto Kern arks of the Judges.
ClNCINXATI. June 13. Acting President
Lewil II. Greene of the Distilling and
Ca'tle Feeding; company of Peoria, Ills.,
Friday surrendered himself to answer
the indictment of the United States
grand jury at Hoston under the anti
trust law. lie was taken before United
States Commissioner P.ruce and waived
examination. In default of fo,(H bail the
commissioner committed the defendant
into the hands of a deputy United
Ptates marshal. Immediately (Jreene's
attorney sued out a writ of habeas corpus,
turnable before the United States cir
The Case Tomes I , Promptly.
With the application for the writ was
filed a petition alleging that the in
dictment charged no crim e for which the
defendant could Ik- tried in Massachu
setts. Greene refused logire bail and Sat
urday the writ came up before Judge
Jackson. The argument of the case was
begun by Kiihu Root, of Xew York, for
the defendant, and he was presenting the
claim for the defendant when Judge Jack
son suddenly, and against the expecta
tion of every one present interrupted the
argument with a question that brought up
the direct issue and resulted in tlie dis
position of the case. The indictment was
under the anti-trust law of 1890.
Was the Law Ex Tost Kactof
The judge said: "Now here is the trou
ble t hat has been running through the
mind of one member of the c..urt. This
property was acquired in February, I860 :
so the indictment alleges it came under
one ownership for one business that was
then lawful under the legislature of Illi
nois, so far as appears in the indictment.
Would not this act. of July -j, I8B0, if it at
tempted to a!Tect such property or forbid
the holding thereof no mat ter how much
is operated to control the business in that
line would it or not bj au ex post facto
law to declare it Illegal t
Is There Any Monopoly?
"The indictment does not contain, as I
gather from reading ea h count there, any
ehargewh; ;,. an il!e-ii restraint .t
trade. Neither count makes out a case of
illegality in the contra.-; between the Bos
ton purchasers and the distillery company
or the defendant, neither in restraint of
trade nor a Conspiracy to injure anybody
else. The first, third and fourth counts
are bad. If it stands then upon the sec
ond count, where is the monopoly? The
Boston people have nothing to do with fie
question of monopoly, the IkmKa pur
chasers do not touch that qViiftion. The
questiori nioopoly rentes alone to the
ownership by theje people, who are in the
enjoyment gf rfie pr.p-rty which they
acquired Ueflrte thv passage of the act.
Cariiot Make the Legal Illegal.
"ft is not in the power of congress or of
any state legislature to make illegal what
Was legal at the time that the thing was
done. Especially in respect to the owner
ship of property what would be the result?
Would these people have to surrender that
property:- That cannot be required. We
will hear from the government on this
case. There is no conspiracy, because
there is only one party here that is charged
with the offense It is lacking of the ele
ment of conspiracy at common law.
A Monstrous Proposition.
"The question would then turn on the
second count alone that charges them
with the offense of owning three-fourths
of the distilleries in the United States.
When that ownership was acquired before
the passage of the act It would bo monst
trous to say that there was a crime. Those
are the points that we want to hear from
the government on. We will allow these
defendants to give their personal recog
nizance to appear here to abide the order
of judgment of the court when called
ANOTHER ADVERSE DECISION.
Judge Kicks Also Questions the Validity
of the Law.
Cleveland. O., June 13. The whisky
trust won a victory here Saturday in the
United States district court. Judge Ricks
handed down his opinion in the case that
had been heard before him on an applica
tion by the district attorney to remove
Warner Corning and Julius K. French to
the district of Massachusetts, where they
had been, with others connected with the
so-called whisky trust, indicted on a
charge of violating the act of congress of
July 2, 1880. The defendants contested
the granting of a warrant of removal, as
serting a right as citizens of a judicial
district other than that in which they
were indicted to have the district judge of
this district scrutinize the indictment and
refuse the warrant, if the indictment was
not sufficient in charging an offense uuder
Ordered the Prisoners Discharged.
Judge Ricks ordered the discharge of the
prisoners. Judge Ricks reviewed thecharges
at length and then said: "It is not averred
that when the defendants purchasod the
seventy distilleries they obligated the ven
dors not to built other distilleries,
or not to continue in the distillery
business in the future. It is not
averred that the defendants at
tempted in any way to bind the vendors to
withhold their capital or skill or experi
Latest U S. Gov't Report.
ence in the busi iess from the public in the
Outside Output Not Limited.
"There is no averment that the defend
ants in any man er attempted to control
the business of t he remaining one-fourth
of the distillerie . in the United States or
in any other wa; attempted to limit their
output or by agreement with them control
the price at whil h the product should be
sold or in anyway restrain their trade.
There are no cot tracts averred as between
the defendants and their customers which
is in restraint of trade. Tneir acts are
rather intended o increase theirtrade, but
not by restraint g the liberty of the cus
tomers to deal With others.
Too Sweep! ig in Its Provisions.
"If these acts are illegal and in restraint
of trade, and the.- constitute a monopoly
under this act, it may well be denominated
au act to restrait legitimate enterprise and
limit and qualify the ownership of prop
erty. The nets charged are common and
frequent to any branch of manufacture
sud trade, and if the defendants are guilty
of making sales if their products as set
forth iu the indictment the act is more
sweeping in its provisions than ever con
templated by CW gress."
LECNIDA i POLK IS DEAD.
The "Last or Ea th" Comes to tin- Leader
of t he Alliance.
Washixctox, June 13. Leon idea I,.
Polk, president of the National Farmers'
Alliance, fa dead. The end came at 11:13
Saturday afternoon at the Garfield
pitat, where hi
had been removet
for t reatmeut
caused by bladdei
I trouble was tht
cause of his de
mise. The pa
tient had leeii
lying seriously il!
at his private res
dence for the past
ten days. The
result of a consul
cian was hi
moval to the (Jar
Meld hospital, LEONID AS L. POI.K.
where an operation was deemed the
only means of saving his life. He
became unconsci ms Friday afternoon,
from which condi' ion he never rallied and
it was decided not to perform the opera
tion. Some Notes of His Career.
When the end -.line Mrs. Polk, who had
just arrived in the city, was at his bedside.
Telegrams from all parts of the south have
been received in tiring after Mr. Polk's
condition, and he has been daily visited
by prominent me i of the Farmers' Alli
ance. Be was a very probable candidate
of the Alliance far president of the United
States. He was Kirn in North Carolina
about 69 years aa and had served through
the rebellion, in the southern army. After
the war be Went into polities and heUe;v
eral state offices including legislator.
Then he printed The Proge5fte Farmer,
and through that bersme interested in
the Alliance, to thpresidency of whijh he
was elected 'hr.-.e t imes.
V.s a Valaahlo Partisan.
QoWBel Polk was of great value to his
rvii'ty as a stump s leaker and was nr. able
writer on topics of particular interest lo
t he farmers. The Vople's party will meet
in convention in O uaha in abont a month
and the probability is that bad Colonel
Polk survived he would have been
nominated for president or vice president
if the party should have decided to put a
ticket In the lield. His remains have been
taken to Raliegh, N. ("., for interment.
He leaves a wife at.d three children.
SORT OF rTOVERTURE.
The Diversion With Which a Political
Meeting It -gan in Tralee.
Dnai.ix, June l:. William Redmond
Edward Harrington and Henry Harring
ton were in Tralee yesterday afternoon to
address a large t leeting of Parnellites.
About 3,000 persot s were present. They
remained perfectly mierly until the chair
man prepared to ntroduce the speakers,
when it became apt arentthat the meeting
had been packed with anti-Parnellites.
Then loud shouts iv re raised against Har
ington and Redmond and cries of "trait
or," "blackguard 'at d "Ireland's enemies.'"
The Parnellites raised counter shouts and
began cheering for F'arnell.
Two Fights Going 111 No Time.
Two lights ware started near the plat
form, and one of the disturbers was
knocked senseless. This was the signal
for a general row. Those on the outskirts
of the crowd pressei in toward the plat
form to aid their friends until all were so
tightly packed that even the most peacea
bly inclined ones ha 1 to join the light in
self-defense. A party of anti-Parnellites
attacked the band with clubs, knocked
down five of them, put the rest to flight,
captured all the insl ruments, and stamped
them to pieces. When Harrington stepped
down from the plarform to help pacify
the combatants he was struck in the
shoulder with a stot e and received on the
back a blow from a heavy stick. He
hastily returned to the platform.
The "Peelers" Quell the Klot.
After the fight had lasted about ten
minutes an extra force of constables ar
rived and they brokt through the crowd,
clubbing the hostile parties apart, and
beating the leaders into temporary sub
mission. The wounded were then carried
away and the me iting became quiet
enough ' for the peakers to proceed.
About twenty-five men were severely in
jured in the riot. The police remained
present throughout the meeting to prevent
a recurrence of the disturbance.
The V rather ' i . May Kxpect.
W AsuiM. pl-, June II. The following are
the weather indication 1 for twenty-four hours
from 8 p. m. yesterd. r: For Indiana. 1 1 II
nois, Michigan and Wisconsin Continued
Warm southerlv win in fcnri irfrira 1 1 - fat.
I weather: showers t :.i:i: near the lakes.
I For Iowa Generally lair weather and core
, tinned warm i out li rly winds in eaitern
, portion; cooler in wesU ra portion; probably
BOBBERS GET RICH.
Two of the Fraternity Do a
"HELD UP" IN BROAD DAYLIGHT,
And Klght in the City or Oakland, Cala.
Tin- Secretary and Bookkeeper of the
Jiidson Iron Works Forced at Pistol's
Point to Give Dp KHt.000 In a Crowded
Car The Itohhers Kscnpe Another
tiang Capture 853,000 at Genesee, Ark.
San FbANCISOO, June 13. The boldest
robbery ever committed in this vicinity
occurred Saturday morning across the boy
in Oakland, when two men in a crowded
car were robbed of $16,000 in coin, which
they were taking to the Jtidson Iron
works to pay off 400 workmen. The coin
was in possession of Secretary (iilson and
Bookkeeper Mortensen, of the company,
who started with it from San Francisco
on the 11 o'clock boat. They occupied a
seat in a car on the Berkeley train next to
the baggage car.
An Order Frequently Heard.
As the train slowed up at 11 street two
men entered the f i out door, walked down
the aisle, stopped suddenly before Gilson.
aud -Mortensen and presented pistols and
demanded the money bags. "Hold up
your hands," was the order, and Gilson
and Mortensen had no option but to obey.
"Now hand over that money,'' continued
the leader. Gilson surrendered the money
without parley, but dropped a bag con
taining ir.,(Ki on the' floor, hoping it
Would not be noticed.
Not That Klml of Scoundrels.
But the desperadoes were not to be
fooled. They ordered the other hag
handed up, and it was done without delay.
Simultaneously with the demand for the
coin the train started, and the two robbers
backed out of the car with the money, cov
ering Gilson and Mortensen with their
pistols as they escaped. CJilson went out
on the platform and emptied his revolver
at the Seeing robbers. One passenger said
that tlie smaller of the robbers staggered
after the firing, but this part of the story
Drove Away In a Unggy.
The robbers had provided themselves
with a horse and buggy with which to es
cape and drove rapidly away. Pande
monium reigned in the car. Overyone
seemed to lose his head. The train did
not stop. Neither did Gilson nor Morten
sen jump from the train to chase the fugi
tive robbers, but both continued on to the
next station, where the Jndson works are
situated. Kverybody at the company's
works was very much excited and valu
able time was lost in notifying the police.
Had Made It Shot Proof.
The buggy was found later hitched iu
Oakland. The sides had been covered
with sheet iron so as to guard against
bullets in case the two men were lired
upon. Any attempt to recover the money
nt the time would have been fatal, for the
robbers were shrewd enough to keep the
passengers covered with' their revolvers
until they rtU'htd the cht door.
BURGLARS MAKE A BIG HAUL.
They Crack a Balis and Walk Away with
TkzARKABA, Ark., dune 13. Saturduy
nighi burglars broke into the office of the
Bod can Lumber company at Genesee, a
Station on the Cotton Belt, eight miles
west, and cracked the safe. They secured
V2,10'i in cash and securities.
TftVee-Mile Foot Itaee.
PnTsnrnc, .Time 13. The greatest
'three-mile foot race ever run in this city
was contested Saturday afternoon at Rec
reation park between Peter Priddy, of
Pittsburg, and Mike J. Kennedy, of Chi
cago. The race was for fcSO a side, iu ad
dition to which the winner was to receive
70 per cent, of the gate receipts and the
loser H per cent. The men passed and re
passed each other several timos until
they had gone 2;.' miles, when Kennedy
began to weaken. After running about
100 yards of the last lap Kennedy stum
bled and fell. He walked to the starting
point greatly distressed and completely
do ne up. Priddy slackened his speed and
trotted home the winner in l.Vi:i:
Narrow Escape from a Horror.
Pittsiu kg, June 15. In front of the
Rochester station Saturdny an express on
the Piitsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago
crashed into the locomotive of a Cleveland
and Pittsburg Railroad excursion train.
Two engines were hauling the express.
Fireman Jacobs jumped and was badly
cut about head. Engineer Anderson re
ceived a very severe shoulder sprain.
No one on the excursion train was serious
Can't Work in Convention Time.
Washington, June 13. The agreement
made between the leaders of the two great
parties in both houses not to press to a
vote any of the tariff bills or the silver
bill will continue until after the Demo
csatic convention. The return of Republi
can senators will give the senate an oppor
tunity cf doing some work, but it is prob
able that the entire week in that body will
be devoted to oratory.
Newspaper Souvenir for Harrison.
Washington, June i3. A pleasing inci
dent of Saturday at the White House was
the presentation to the president, with the
compliments of the Washington Post, of a
souvenir edition of that paper, beautifully
printed on white satin and containing the
closing proceedings of the Minneapolis
convention, with the ballot for president
aud an excellent likeless of Harrison.
Lost in a Desert.
Tucson-, A. T., June 13. J. A. Van
Horn, who was lost iu the desert sixty
miles west of Tucson, was brought In
Thursday. He was eight days without
water and subsisted on cacti of the desert
and some canned fruit he found near by
two skeletons of human beings. When
found he was in a helpless condition. His
tale of suffering is one of horror.
Cloudburst in Pennsylvania.
Moscow, June 1 3. A cloudburst here
wrecked and deluged buildings and caused
considerable damage. The Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western railroad tracks
were washed out and in places swept the
tracks entirely away. Several bridges and
dams were swept away.
Paper Mills Ietroyed by Fire.
Hartford City, Ind., June 13. The en
tire plant of the Crescent paper mills, one
ol th- largest in Indiana, was destroyed by
fire at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. The
works were the property of Fort Wayne
parties. Loss, $88,000; insurance, 156,000.
BABY CONTINUES TO SQUALL.
In Spite of a Nurse Maid's Kndeavors to
Stop the Disturbance.
LuiiECK, June 13. A nurse girl named
Kuckurtz, who is M years old, made a
cruel and determined attempt to kill a
4-months-old baby which she was em
ployed to take care of. Her animosity
toward the child was caused by its con
stant squalling She pushed three mar
bles down its throat, but the baby swal
lowed them and kept on exercising its
lungs as if nothing had happened. The
girt then tried small stones, which the
little one also succeeded iu swallowing
without interfering with its capacity for
screr.niing. The girl's last action had,
however, been witnessed and she was ar
rested and is now iu jail. A doctor safely
relieved the child of the stones and it goes
Guadalupe Martinez de Bejarano, a
Mexican woman who tortured small chil
dren to death, has got oil with fifteen
years in the penitentiary. Her sou was
giver, two years.
Sudd Washer, Jerry Langhlin and John
O'C onnell, employes at Chicago of the
Adams Kxpress company, have confessed
to systematic robbery of the company.
Their stealings foot up $5,000 in jewelry
alone in four months.
Sixty-two young army officers were last
week graduated from West Point.
John R. Cray, of Nicholas county, N.
Y., has had lumber specially sawed and is
having his own coffin made. He wants to
"try it on," fearing that if made .after
death it wouldn't lit him. He Is also hav
ing his gravestone cut.
At Lawrence, Mass., on the electric
road, two cars collided and Mrs. Owen
Keefe was so badly hurt that she will lose
both legs and may die. An unknown boy
of 0 years was fatally injured and eight
others severely hurt.
The enforcement of the Massachusetts
ant i -"sweat shop" law has been begun in
Hoston and now all the "sweat shop"
workers will have to take out license and
Strikers at Tonawanda, N. Y., attacked
the men at work and the police on guard
lired on the mob, which then turned on
the police and forced them to run for their
lives. Then the mob forced those at work
to quit. Troops have been culled out.
To punish SfurreUa Melby, 11 years of
age, for some breach of discipline a Phila
delphia school teacher told her to walk
up and down a flight of stairs and then
forgot the child, who kept trudging away
for several hours. The little girl fell ex
hausted on her way home and died in a
The coronet's jury iu the Port Jervis, N.
Y'., lynching case is just likethc.se which
investigate cases of the kind elsewhere.
It cannot fined anybody to blame.
Mrs. John Cautel, of Fayette county,
Ills, is nursing a baby that weighs less
less than one-and-a-half pounds a girl
and perfectly healthy.
The Chicago packers will not make that
move out of town that so much has lieen
said about. They will comtinueto do busi
ness at the old stand.
Tillie Merger, of New York, caught her
feet between the rung. of a ladder and
hung head downward so long that when
she was released she only lived a few
Kihn Redmond, leader of the Irish Par
nelltte forces, has arrived in New York.
Seven cases of small-pox have been
found at Pittsburg in the Thirteenth and
Fifteenth wards. One of the afflicted was
founn walking down a crowded street,
and the authorities are alarmed.
Ex-Sec re t a ry Blaine and wife have ar
rived tit their summer home at Par har
bor. When he learned of his defeat at
Minneapolis he made no -sign as to how it
Tin- English election campaign is in full
sway and parliament is expected to be
dissolved next week.
'Possums for the President.
Washington, dune 18, Two fine young
'possums were received at the White
House Saturday. They were in a box
marked: "To the president. Two citi
zens of Maryland Mr. Protection and Mr.
Reciprocity. With the compliments of
John K. Howlett, 1411 N street, North
west." Each of the animals had a red,
white and blue ribbon round his neck, one
marked "Protection" and the other "Reci
procity." Uoluian Fifty Years Married.
Washington, June 13 On Thursday
ttext, the 16th, William Steele Holman, of
Indiana, and his wife, Abigail Enapp Hol
man, will celebrate the fiftieth anniver
sary of their marriage.
AH on one side
the offer that's made by the pro
prietors of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy. It's $500 reward for an
incurable case of Catarrh, no mat
ter how bad, or of how long stand
ing. They mean what they say ;
they're responsible, and the offer
has been made for years. It's all
on your side you lose your catarrh,
or you'ro paid $500 for keeping it.
But it's safe for them, too they
know you'll be cured.
Dr. Sage's Remedy produces per
fect and permanent cures of Chronic
Catarrh m the Head, as thousands
can testify. "Cold in the Head"
is cured with a few applications.
Catarrhal Headache is relieved and
cured as if by magic. It removes
offensive breath, loss or impairment
of the sense of taste, smell or hear
ing, watering or weak eyes, and
impaired memory, when caused by
the violence of Catarrh, as they all
frequently are. Remedy sold by
druggists, 60 cents.
This firm have the exclusive sale for tLis county 0f
-Pietrjos etrjd Orai;-
WEBER, STUYVESANT, DECKER BROS., WBEE CK
ESTEY, AND OAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and PAE
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
f A fu also of otnall Musical merrfcaidfse. We have in our employ t f ret-r ... ....
$4.00 per Month for Ten years
or $6 00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
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Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYER'S Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guye
P; -CHOt4 CHANGEABLE
EYE GLASS Est)
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities
Always on hand a replete line of Imported and Domes
gars and Liquors. Milwaukee Beer alwaj-s on dr.K i
Two doors west of his old place.
A tine 'tinch from 9 to IS every morning. Sandwiches of all kinds always I I
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
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You say you take very
Little stock in
DONT BLAME YOU.
We are that way
Theirs lots of chaff in
Occasionally vou find
GOLDEN GRAINS OF
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Gold and better than
Wheat are the
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construction of the Let - - .-
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BARGAINS we offer this
Week in CLOAKS.
Weather has been nio"
Unfavorable as you
Doubtless know, and w
Have too large a stock
Which must be reduce.;.
Hence the VERY L0Y
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