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the Poison Charge.
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That It Is Fatal.
PHTHISIS CAPPING HIS VITALITY,
And nl Speedy Death I-ooked for by Ills
Friend Speculation on Hli Kelig-iou
No Appearance of Anxiety A boat the
Retiiilfnee Indians Object to Education
of Their Children Commissioner Mor
gan' :n.iilaiiit Drpew and the Csdi
foriil Editor Trea4rj Surplus or 20,
M; o-i. " .
WAsnivcTON, Dec 15 A dispatch whs
ent to New York from this city last night
which -utvx: "James G. Blaine is now on
his deathbed. The Btren$Th-srpping mal
ady from which lie has suffered for so long
at time hiks assumed a form which warns
his family and friends of a speedy termina
tion. The disease at kicked his luugs a
short time ago and its course hs baffled
the skill of his physicians. The visit of
Dr. F. U. Jrtiieway, of New York, to Mr.
Blsine is indicative of the extreme anxiety
of the family. When the fart became
known that Mr. Blnine's li-ngs were suo
sumbing to the ravaucsol 1 i;.- .liseane plaus
were laid to convey the diMiuguished in
Valid to Pasadena, Cala., in the hope that
mild and soothing climate miht enable
him to rally.
Aji to the Patient's Kelijrion.
"Mr. Blaine's weakliest,, however, in
reawd so rapidly that it waa deemed un
safe to remove him and the trip to Cali
fornia was abandoned. There U reason to
believe that the ex-secretary's death may
oeur at any day. The He v. Father Du
eey'a'visit to the Blaine residence at this
time has naturally revived the talk ahont
If r.Biaine embracing the g iiinn C'ath
iic faith A strong belief prevuild here th;.t
It is Mr. Blaine's desire to die a communi
cant of the church of which his mother wuh
A Story from Chicago.
A telegram from Chicago haa the follow
ing on this subject: "Rumors that Hon. J. U.
Blaine is to or has joined the Roman Cath
olic church are persiateut. "If 1 mistake
not Mr. Blaine was of Roman Catholic
parent and his early lire was spent in the
Shnrch of Rome,' said Fattier Porry at the
parochial residence of the Cathedral of the
Holy Name, Curate Perry further said
that a relative of Mr. Blaine who had died
ft year ao was known as Mother Annul
St the convent of the Sinter of the Holy
Name iu Sml h liend. lnd.
Doesn't C'-oiilirsu the l-othsm lii.iit.li.
At 2 o'clock this morning the :ne
feeideiice was eiit.ircly darkened, the fam
ily and servants having retired. There w.-is
no tvidence whniever that a sick-walcli
w UriiiR kept. There is u lii-lit l.uruin
In any of the room- nr hallway.
Wahmisi.tov, i-c. IS. At nudnik'. r
last nivtlit lieneral ItnecraiLs wh reported
much better. He w as able to walk around
in bin mom.
INDIANS AND THE SCHOOLS.
Commissioner Morgan Say a rUit. IIhs
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 -hidiau Coumiis
sloner Morgan haa sent to the secretary of
the interior a letter in which he states that
crisis has leeu reached in the work car
ried on by the Indian office in the education
Of Indian children. He says the ofh'ce is
helpless to further enforce thp regulations
made in accordance with the act of ink)
Which recjuires thu atlumi.ince of Indian
children i.t the schools provided by the gov
ernment, for their education, and that he
lays thn facts in the case Ix-fore t he secre
tary for tne information. General Morgan
fives the details of several recent caries in
which the mithority of the government, aa
represented by the Indian agin to, has been
Malignant Opposition Alleged.
The agent sent into the Navajo country
to procure children for the schools was as
saulted and compelled to leave without
accomplishing the object of his mission.
The chief of thn Indian tmlira, nf
I ... -v. . uc wUbU
m Utcs refused to obey the order of the
agent when directed to bring in children,
Ove or a tjs.nrtirnia riepuunuau newspaper
washed to him.
Wanted to Keep the Spirit Alive.
The newspaper man was told that he
could have fust one miuute to transact his
business. ' My paper," he said, "would like
you to give it a motto for ISiS something
that it can print, at the bend of its columns
to keep alivt; the spirit of the Republicans."
"I told him to give me his pad," said the
doctor, "and when be complied 1 wrote ou it:
'Democrats in Power; Watch and Pray.""
Proceed ilia's in senate and House.
Washington, Dec. 15. The fatuous Mo
Garruban claim occupied the attention of
the innate ysstenlay up till a o'ch-ck, when
it went over without action. The rest of
the sebaiou vas occupied by the untisiptiou
bill, Ceom-e of V
- , ,,,,, ,,j
Boor and leaving his sp-cli still unlinished
nneu me urie lor adjournment came. A
short executive session was held.
The hous.i passi-d a numls-i-of briilgn
hills for riv rs in the south, and then toi-k
ap anrt passi the army ajipii.pi-iation bill
No ui tier hn
A ierlmen War l:iim.
Washinui- iv.Dec. 15 Cobb of Mks.u: i.
from the committee on war claims, resrted
to the house ye.sterday recommending the
passage of the bill introiluced bv i I'l Vrnill
of Virginia innronriat.iiu S"1T :: f.,ril...
relief of the 1 eirs of the lute Mrs. Mary Ann
Randolph C.rtis Lf , ot Fairfax county,
Va. The cla ni ia for wo-si vidued at J217,
23i which was taken fn.m thj estiit
during the ir by the Union army.
Foster Cliuiua 30,00,000 Surplus.
W..SHl?UTiN. Dec. 1.1 SeereLarv of the
Treasury Fosu-r has informed the house
committee on appropriations that there
will surely be a bahtuce of fcSi.OOil.ftiO in
the treasury t the end of this tisi-nl re.-.r
June :tOnert The secretary is irrat ifli'd at
lieing able to make this showi
summer he had counted on but tlO.ODO.fxH!
remaining lu the treasury at the end of the
Model for the Logos Monuuient.
WASlirMGTOV. Dec. 15. The
ment coinmi..iou, appointed to select a de-
jgii lor a moi.uuieiit to be erected in this
city of General Job
iinonsly agree! upon a modol designed by
i laiisiin .--iniiniMis, me lamous American
sculptor who resides in Rome. Italv It.
Will be aji emi i-iun urj,t,,u .... :
. - " -, l J 111.111
J General louiiii on a tiery steed, wearing the
! full uniform of a major general of volun
Appointed to liieknr with Mr. Ix.
WasniKi.riiN'. I)w 15. The president
has appointed Jel Ijtke, of Indepei.dence,
la.; Arthur A. Smith, of Colerain, Mass.,
anil Arthur P. Swim-ham, of Princeton,
Ind.i commission to apprnisefs-rtain lands
and improv.-m -nus withiu the Hound val
ley Iniliim : i-s rvatii in.
Silver l ux li... ,y the Treasury.
Wash i m. t.i- . II. 15. -The trea-ury d
parTtn .1: yi--,-rlay lutrcftiised :e!o.iNKi
ounces of sii !.- at i.sr:i."i
PRESBYTERIAN HERESY TRIALS.
Prof. Smill.'- t'oniuients on Ills Own ( use
ClNciNNAii. De-. 15. Professor H. P.
Smith hjivs he will appeal his case to the
synoil. He con Id. he says, do nothing less
in justice to himself and his friends.
"It has I suggested that you will re
cant, and tint- -nil the mnrter."
"Pshaw." viid Professor Smith with a
gesture of i; atieiiee. '-Sucii a thing is
out of the oin-si ion J have been teaching
for eighbtis-ii M-ars and I know sonet liic."
about this sii!.j,.rt. I cannot think of
abandoning one inch of the ground 1 have
'Thi-. trial,' h com inued wi:h i-mph.-isi.-,
"has Utuglit some le-oiis and there v. ill
never In-,1 not in r like it in this church.
Peonle tii.wiul.-i'. s a;-:- disiMisc.l to 1I0 ;-oii-
sideruli'e I tii.iKiii-'."
The A-.iult anil Its Objects.
Dr. Lowe, o.' tin-prosecution commit tee
was a.skel re triliiiir the i-fToct of Prof
Smith's convii-r oti. He :'!: "It will be
far-reachinx T'u-r-U a terrible agitation
nnw in Kricrlumt StntlMdrl ami n.
and the action of this presbytery has been
watcueti anu it will have a good effect ia
the battle for the church. We have ton
nd his action was approved by many -J i " Brjggacwo :o New York. Dr. Briggs
the Indians of U:;it tribe. The commia-' " ieve in de8tructi,re criti"
loner goes on to say Uiat the ontjosition I cUm f leadia8 assault and a victory
over coem cam ot rail, whether slight or
doner goes on to say Uiat the opposition
and hostility of the Indians to the effort
made by the government to Improve the
condition of the children above (last of
ttieir pareuta has been aided and encour
sed by influence from various sources.
The policy of the government has
been attack ed in the press and In congress
and the oppusitiou has shown aa industry
and a malignancy that, to the commission
er, is astounding.
Thinks a Show of Force Needful.
General Morgan says that he does not
believe in using violence, but he most cer
tainly does think, he says, that the gov
rnment should .show t- the Itidiaus that
It is in earnest in this matter. He is uf the
opinion that all that would he necesarv
would be a show of force. Many of the
Indians, he continues, are iuUuenced, in
some cases forcibly, b bad and ignorant
men, members of their tribe who refuse to
end their childrea to school. A majority
of the Indians opposing this policy of the
government are themselves ignorant and
re strongly averse to having their chil
dren brought up in a manner of life so dif
ferent from their own. The commissioner
whihj indicating the policy he would pur
sue, niukea no specific recommendations.
DR. DEPEW'8 LITTLE "GOAK." '
B elves m Hepubllcn Kditor a Motto lor
Washington, Dee. 14. - Chaunoey M
Depew is iu the city. When told by a cor
lwpcndentthat the Republican senators
were trying to devia ways and means to
retain control of the senate he said he
koped that the Democrats would have botu
branches of congress. "If they do not."
kasauL "we will have no issue four Tears
We." Dr. Depew then told aBUiry He
said thus 1.1 u:- "BwrJ- iie
New vi,V " , J . utPrture from
New York he told that the representa-
11 "--- " . - w uwucw bijuii ur
otherwise, to si 1 the cause of upholding
the established tenets of the Presbyterian
THE WORU) VVANT8 TO KNOW
Thistc or Twi Kea-ardlnx the World's
Nsw Yobk. Deo. 15. The World says
editorially: "Mr. Durbo row's committee
has practically clecided to report a resolu
tion authorizing the World's fair manager
to open the fuiroa Sunday, but instructing
them to stop machinery and traffic, and so
far as posaib' manual labor on that day.
That ia to a.y, the one day on which the
toilers can hecit ane thn tni ia t tu
the worst possible day on which to see it
sue uue uay on waicn tnere win oe the least
to be seen.
None of Use Business of Congress.
"Why should 1 ot congress take iu hands
completely off t iis matter and leave it to
the discretion cf the managers? What
busi ness has cor gross to legislate on the
subject of the rel gious observance of days
in a country which is supposed to set all
religions free and to let all religions alonef
Is it not time to recognize the fact that in
this republic the state has absolutely
not ll i n tn tin v-tt.h thn 1 .u..-
" - '.un,ll, (III VI L II it u
congresses and legislatures are not bodies
iiuaiiueu oy tneoiogicai traiuing or by re
ligious impulse to dictate to the people
what Sabbaths i.nd holy days they shall
observe, and how "
Ntew York, Dec la me inman imer
City of Paris his completed its last west
ward voyage under the JBritiph flag. At
Liverpool yesterd y the City of New York,
of the same line, was withdrawn and on
her next trip west on Feb. b will be sailed
nader the stars ai d stripes.
Every Statement Reflecting os Him De
clared False Story Purporting to Tell
How the Unit Was Obtained A Drug
fist In Bad Business Statement of a
Carnegie Riaploye Who Drank. Some of
the ''Doped" ColTee Ueatty on His Way
Pittsburg, Dee. 15. "I am innocent of
the charges preferred against me in the al
leged confession of Patrick Gallagher," said
Master Workman Hugh F. Dempsey, of
District asseiaMy No. 3, Knighta of I.ahor,
yesterday. "AIT I will say is that I never
gave to any man any kind of poison to be
administered ,8ok .non-union men in the
Homestead mill;, trint I never paid Patrick
Gallagher, Robert Beatty, or any other
man to poisori"rton-unioo men. In fact, I
deny most emphatically every statement
reflecting upon me as made in Gallagher's
confession. I was never party to nor had I
the knowledge of any plot to poison non
union men employed by the Carnegie Steel
How the Drug Was Obtained.
The story of i he selection ui the poison
aliened to have ln-eit used at. the mills has
been obtained from anauthoritativesource.
The design was not to cause the death of
any of the iiou-union men, but to produce
such an epidemic of si. kuess as to create a
panic among J,hem, aud thus effect a stam
pede from t be works. A prolouged discus
sion ensued aiming the Conspirators as to
the kind of poison to lie used, aud it was
final I v li .iiied to consult a druggist. The
conspirators represented that they wanted
todisalde a pugilist, .so that he could not
win a light in which he was to engage.
Preferred a Slow-Acting Pidsnn.
They were asked if they wanted the drug
to act quickly or otherwise. It was stated
that they preferred some! hiug that would
take effect gradually, so as uot to arouse
suspicion. The conspirators were told that
a certain preparation conld be made that
would gradually undermine the strength
and if persisted in would knock ihe victim
in three or four days. The formula of the
preparat ion was obtained, and it was said
that the ingredients were found in the
samples of coffee and soup which were an
alyzed by the chemists of the company at
Bradduck, Homestead and Duqnesne.
Experience of a Foreman.
The following statement was made by
Arnold Frank yesterday. He had charge
of the foreign day laborers at the mill
during the strike and was also iutorprete.r.
He said: "I am strongly convinced tnat
there is much truth in the poisou business.
1 was sick for the first time in my life at
Homestead. Cue day in cookhouse No. 5
I drank some coffee. In four minutes I
was sieced with violent cramps. . I went
home and it was four days before I - was
able to le out. I suspected nothing and
again went into the cookhouse, ate a meal
and at the close drank auot.hex cup of cof
fee. I was a -ain made violently sick and
thought I was going to die. I was per
fectly healthy after that, but I uoticid
that hundreds of men were st ricken after
drinking coffee just I was. The live doc
tors there could do uothiiuc with the dis
ease." ISesity V.n Itnute tn l'iltitbur-.
.1 i:ffki:sunvii.i., 1ml., Dec.' n. Robert
J. 1 Scatty, charged with conspiring to
poison ndu-uuioii men in the Ifoniesteail
mills, was spirited from the 1 xjiiisvi'.i,.
jail yesterday morning and brought to this
city iu charge of two officers. He Mt in
the afternoon for Pittsburg.
IN THE LORD'S VINEYARD.
EvungeliKt Mills Koine a Keuiarknlle
Work at Omalis.
OMAHA, Dec. 15. B. Fay Mills, the evan
gelist, has la-en holding a revival here for
some time, and according to prearrangc
mont all the great department stores, rail
way ollices, the banks, wholesale houses,
iiior-l of the drug stores and uiue-tenths of
t he retail stores dosed their doors yester
day .it !i a. m. and kept them closed until
noon. Even the saloons caught the infec
tion and the glass doors of a score bore the
card: "Closed utatteud the Milis mi-eting."
Crest Meeting ut reposition IIsIL
At s o'clock supplementary prayer meet
ings were held in oIK) private houses, and at
9 o'clock the wheels of commerce stopped.
A few moments later the tide of ho inanity
turned toward Exposition hall, and at (1:31)
4.xh) people were packed tieneath its roof.
Still the crowds came, and the doors of the
down-town churches were thrown open and
overflow meetings heliL It is estimated
t hat 15.0(10 people heard the gospel preached.
At the Exposition hall .'KM) arose for prayer
and 200 expressed a desire to lead a Chris
Seventh Day Adveutists Did It,
CnicAOO. Dec. 15. It was the Seventh
Day Adveutists who defeated the Sunday
closing resolution at the "Sabbath" Union
meeting Tuesday night. As they kept the
real "Sabbath" they were not interested in
closing the fair oa secular day (roam
their point of view. They will not be al
lowed to taxe part ia the future meetings
of the union. At the oiosbtg meeting
yesterday the union adopted resolutions
against a Sunday fair, and asked she Feder
ation of Labor to indorse the sentiment,
promising to receprocate by advo
cating "any wise move" for the
elevation of labor. The next meet
ing will lie held at Columbus, O. It was
decided to raise $1,000,000 next year tor the
cause. Elliot F. Shephard was re-olaoted
Terrible Disaster ia Unslaad.
London, Dec. 15. Fifty lives wore lost
in the Bamfurlong colliery at Wigan yes
terday by an explosion, and the loss of life
may be higher, aa a large number of men
are imprisoned in the pit. Horoulean ef
forts to save the imprisoned are being
made aud the pitmouth is surrounded with
Woman Itua Over and Killed.
MraciK, lnd.. Dec 15. Rebecca Wilson,
of this plae, in attempting to cross the
track at Ebright street, was run over and
instantly killed by train ISo. 17 going west
Wednesday. The woman was 85 years old,
nnmarried, and it is believed that she was
under the influence of liquor when she met
Prominent Doctor lAsana.
Indianapolis, Dec. 15. Dr. Leroy S.
Henthorn has been declared insane and
ordered taken to the asylum. He was one
of the most prominent physicians in the
city and has ruined himself by she use of
The Grandest Holiday Sale
Ever Inaugurated in this Neighborhood.
our dollar will do double duty at this sale, one dollar going as far as two will
elsewhere; dolls, books, (you will remember we mentioned a lot of i2mo. cloth
bound books, all standard works, at 8c a piece, they are going rapidly.) Chil
dren's and Juvenile books of every kind, at a quarter price. Toys, games, en
gines, cars, trains, animals, rabbits, cats, chickens, churches, fences, elephants
(you should see our large performing elephant, only i8c,) dogs, goats, boxers
toy dishes, wheelbarrows, dolls furniture, wash sets and a thousand items to
please, instruct and amuse both old and young.
Owing to the disagreeable weather of last week, our cloak sale was not
made, as pronounced as we had intended. We have decided to follow this week
with an additional lot of remarkable cuts, prominent in the lot will be 12 lon
coats, velvet collars, changeable silk lining, at $7.50, reduced from $10. An
other lot of 14 brown mixed reefer jackets with pleated backs and half belts, at
$0-50; Monday, a. m., we mark them $6.92. Many other cuts which are bound
to make busi ness lively in our cloak department. If you want a cloak, conic
now, while you can find a good assortment, and during the special low prices for
Some special things to which we wish to direct the
attention of the "Man" of the family.
We have just received several new things in BLACK SILKS which make ex
quisite and most useful Christmas presents. A fine assortment of silk nmhrpl.
las with new, stylish, recherchi handles, always acceptable as a present; photo
graph albums of novel design, always appreciated about Christmas time, and
many items which you can only know about by seeing.
To direct special attention to our Albums, which we know are the nicest
and cheapest in this state or Iowa, we will sell 144 scrap albums, size 95x12 in
ches, at 2c a piece, only one to each.
OPEN THURSDAY NIGHT-On and after Thursday evening, the i sth.
our store will be open until 9 o'clock each evening till Christmas.
1720, 1722 and 1724 -o ; .lvae
T"1" P. S. Mr. MeCombe wants us to mention oue special item in his del Hrtoient for Mondiv aud Tuefdav, a j;nt 0!
colored satins suiisble for trimmings an-! for ail winds of fancy work st 16c per yard, 16 : for twe dnys.
K. B. We hsve just received an invoice for 376 more of those Isrge 12mo cloth honed books which we sk
selling at 8c. They will arrive m about 3 dsys snd this will probably tie all we csn pet at this price. 1i- w&s
a p-.rt of our orgmal order which we hs. 1 hnrdly exp.cted the putili.-b.ers 10 complete
LABOR. TIME, MONET
Ose it youi own way.
It is the bett Soap made
For V at-mug Machine nee.
WARKOCK & RALSTON,
o p ,5
J g 'f.
Or. Renlson's Bel-able hemedy. Psmons every
nere idohi the ladies as safe, prompt an
Tectnal Theoriinnsi v tmuin' taltaiion. Pnc
$1 sent dlB'Ct, sealed : Information Irre. Address
Cston lieu leal Co , Boston, Mass.
euja. ro I Tl V a ItaitWsr
Our grand display of Holiday Slippers is now
ready, to which we invite your inspection.
Prices extremely low.
Wricrlit Sc Grceravalt,
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
You wish a piecH of Diamond Jewelry,
You wish a Watcb,
You wish a Cl-ck,
You wish a Fioe f in.
You wish a pair of Ear Binge,
Ycu wish eomething in Solid SiWt-r,
You w'ibIi a pair of Opera Qlaeeee,
You wish a pair of Geld Spectacles,
You wish any 1 hiug in our line for ChxietniM,,
You can surely find it at
Gor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
EORST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.