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The Topeka state journal. (Topeka, Kan.) 1892-1980, October 26, 1894, Image 1

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TOPBKA, KlXSiS, FRIDAY EVENTINTG, OOrOBEIl 26, 1S91.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAK.
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A CRUSH1HG BLOW.
The Japanese Field Marshal
Plans One Heavy Stroke.
lis Intention is to Fiirht a Big
15 ittle Sunday.
DRAW THE NET CLOSER
Japanese b re Gradually Closing"
Jn on the Chinese.
Chinese W-re Badly Kouted in a
Battle Yesterday.
Yokohama. Oct 2- Later dispatches
fr oin tii'- Vjitt nvtr slww that iu the oa
tie K.ught yesterday between the Chinese
and Jadaess. CV'Jd Chinese troops of all
ariiij tre utterly routed.
Cut.MLi.ru, O.-t 0. Dispatches from
W iJu, dated midnight, give aiiiu.uu.il
details of it.e lutuB fougut benveeu iho
Chinese and Japanese across the Valu
river, (rdri. Nodzu. the J,iraaese chief
of staff, il appears, succeeded in getting
the main body of the Japanese army
acroaa Hit- Yaiu river, wnuoui mistiap,
before daylight ou 1 'nursday.
Then Loiuiiol Sato wad sent forward at
the heal of a tiymg column on a reeon
nuiter.ng expod.ii.ni, and ne discovered
the enemy occupying a fortified position
neir the village of Fu Miang, on the
right Lank of tin Yalu. In spue of the
fact thai he aad no artillery at his dis
posal. Colonel Sato immediately com
menced an utttck uputt the Chinese and
a tierce lignt followed
The L'hiues fought desperately and
stubbornly. '1 hi attack began at 10
o'clock in tLe morning and latad until
noon, wheu tlij Chinese began wavering,
bruke an 1 eve ltualiy reiired in great dis
order, failing back upon Kulienchas.
The troops commanded by Colonel
Suto, af:er the- Cuinese had retired, set
to work upon the demohshment of the
fortifications of Fu Shang. Inside of
the f ortiticattond they found 20o Chinese
dead.
The Japanese also captured a number
of prisoners, among whom was a Chinese
otlirer who sta ed tliat the position was
held I y eighteen battalions of Chinese
troops. The Japanese escorting their
prisoners then marcned in lh direction
of (ien Xodzu'j main body with the in
tention of joining it. The number of
Chinese is not Known. The Japanese
lost five decern and ninety tnen killed
and wounded.
Later dis patc hes said that the Chinese
outposis were failing back upon Kulien
chas where it is expected that the only
reaily determined. stand of the
Chinese ia Maiicnuria will be made.
It is understood that Field Marshal
Yamagataa' plans are completed iu every
detail for inflicting what he hopes will
turn out to be a, crushing blow upon the
Chinese. Several columns of Japa
nese troops are acting in con
cert after the manner adopt
ed by the Japanese commander
at the battle of Ping Vang, and it is ex
pected that they will deliver a simulta
neous attack upon the Chinese position.
If the Japanese, field marshal's plans are
carried out in the manner indicated in
the dif patches from the front, it is prob
able t:iat the network of the invaders
will be completed around the Chinese
position by mi ln''ht on Saturday, thus
enabling the J... aa ie attack to be deliv
ered at dawn o i aaday.
But if the Japanese columns succeed
in occupying the position assigned io
them previous 'o midnight on Saturday
it is believed lit attack will be deliv
ered at the earlie-t possible moment.
Some doubts are expressed among tiie
Japanese comnanders as to the reported
strength of the Chinese position at Kuli
enaehs, and Uex Nodzu is said to be not
quite certain himself, as spies and pris
oners have furcished various reports on
the subject.
It is reported that the Chinese bat
teries at Kulienchas have been increased
from three to eleven, but on the other
hand, rumor has it that it is extremely
doubtf jl whether all these batteries are
fudy armed.
All reports oin in saying1 that the
esprit-du-corps an 1 health of" the Japa
nese troops a:e es.ee. 1 -nt, audit is said to
be the uuiveroai auior.ion of ali classes
of tue service o capture Moukden be
fore the birthday of tue emperor of Japan,
which occurs on November a.
J RIl Y S I3IPS0X TO BE HERE
I! WSU 'laie a ppr-li Hereon Republi
can JUully Xiglit.
Saturday, November 3, will be a big
day in dopena in a political way. The
Republican cou !v central committee has
for three weeks ieeu preparing for an
all day rally to ( luce with a flambeau dis
play aud 8 eak inir at night.
This mornias C'uas. A. Taylor, of the
state superintetuent of insurance's of
fice received a leter from Jerry
Simpson, in which the Sevea'h
district Populist congressman said
ha would make two speeche dur
ing the campa.fu in Charley Curtis' dis
trict an 1 will speak in Topeka Saturday
night, November 3.
Since Simpson is to be here both the
Populists and Republicans are expected
to turn out in Urge numbers. Simpson
will spak at Hamilton hall and tue Re
publican meeting will be at the Grand
opera house.
WILL STAY IX TOPEKA.
Secretary of Stat Osbora Will Live Here
Wlien He Leaves Otlice.
Secretary of btate R S. Ogborn, whose
term cf office will expire in January,
Bays he expects to engage in a business
which will take him from the great lakes
to the Gulf of Mexico and will compel
him to be south in the winter and north
in the summer, tut he will live in Topeka
aud have his headquarters here. Capt.
Osborn says he proposes to live in To
peka until people learn that he is not as
rasco.1 as te hag been Dainted.
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER
The City IJefiristi"atioi AVill Clo, Tonight
at About 8,;mi.
When the registration books close at
9 o'clock tonight they will record the
largest registration in the history of the
city. At noon today lh number had
reached 8,cJGJ, and there will probably
be 8,5, u when the last mau receives his
certificate tonight.
The large registration is ascribed to
various causes. 'Ilia Hepu blicans claim
they wdl gain, and that people are reg
istering who have not voted before be
came they are anxious to defeat the
PopulUts, aud tbe Populists say that the
extra voters are disgruntled Republicans
who did not vote on other year's because
they wore dissatisfied with the .Republi
can party.
Tnere are ethers who say, and with
more reason, that the large registration
is caused by thoe wh are anxious to
vote ou the suffrage amendment. The
city has been thoroughly canvassed by
representatives of ail parties, and a Re
publican or Populist who has not regis
tered is hardly to be fouu i in tue City.
The boa d of election supervisors,
which is made up of the poace comtiHs
sionero and the cummi.-rijiipr of elections,
will meet in the oilico of the commis
sioner, in the city build. -ig, at t o'clock
tomorrow morning. i here are a great
many appe i.s from the men wuo have
bertii refused registration, and some of
those -who are auapected of having reg
istered falsely will be looked up and tueir
names will be erased from the booKs.
THEY DON'T LIKE IIUIIX.
ln.satisfa-tory Speeches Matte ly a. Kepub
liran Campaigner in Kltis.
Sam Motz, one of the Republican work
ers of ililis county, who is in Tupeka to
day, says Farmer K. II. Funsfon is mak
ing more votes for the Republican ticket
than any speaker who has visited the
bixth district during the cimpaij. n.
ilr. ilo'.z does not spejn do compli
mentary of Jaob Huhi:, a Cerman, who
makes speedier- in Germ v.:, and was sent
out by the stale central committee to talk
to the Ellis county Russians.
II3 said: "iluhn talked anti-prohibi-'o
1 ;nd anti-suffrage and made a very
g .od speech on tlio issues of the cam
paign from a Republican t-tandpoint, but
when he. gets down to local matters he
falls down by telling Lis audience that
he understands ali the par'ies have
nominated good men for the couaty cili
ces, and he has nothing to say about
that."
This has so displeased the F.Iiis county
Republican committee that they have
canceled teveral of Huhri's dates.
NEW CO If 10 HAT IONS.
Companies Organized lo io l-Su-iiiie. in
K.anas lirante.'i Cliartcis.
The following charters have been tiled
with the secretary of state:
The Petry Hose-Coupling company of
Wichita. Capi al stock lO.uu'i. Di
rectors, Frank W. Petry, Minnie C. Petry,
Henry H. Leonard, Maitie R. Hatfield,
Grant A. Hatfield.
The Methodist Episcopal church of
Gridley, Coffey county. Trustees, V. II.
Hughes, D. C. Swayze, II. H. Etrett, A.
J. Raker, W. T. Y -emt'..i, C. II. ritukey,
F. A. Pope and J. S. Olson.
The Victory Church of the Evangeli
cal Association of isorth America for
Nemaha county. Trustees, Isaac A.
Wiley, Adam Klaeger, Howard Marnier
and Jacob Corwin.
TO 31 KEED IN IOWA.
Will Speak All Afternoon and r-i'eniiijj' at
Waterloo.
Waterloo, la, Oct. 6 Thomas B.
Reed and party arrived here today on the
private car of President Ives, of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids k. Northern
road. Mr. Reed's car was besieged
at every station on tho route last
night by great crowds until bed time.
Early this marning the "czur's" car was
invaded by hnndicds of ciuz.ins and an
impromptu rcctpi ion was accorded the
visitors before the party had break
fasted. At 10 o'clock there wis a reception at
the hotel by which Mr. Reed was kept
busy until noon. Special trains
arrived hourly on all ioad-J. aud
a crowd of 8,0 j0 to 12,t.0J people
was iu the city by noon. Stands were
erected all over the city. Mr. l!o -d will
make speeches during the afteruoju and
evening at seven different piai-s
throughout the city.
No pdnce in the city will begin to ac
commodate the people for one meeting.
Tue prominent speakers in atlendance
besides Mr. Reed are Congressman
R. B. Hill and ( ongressman
Henderson of Illinois; Ex-Cougi-.vsman
Struble of the Eleventh Iowa difci2t,
Updegrall and Sweeney of the Fourth
Iowa district. Congressman R. G. Rif
bins of the Fifth district an i Hen lers on
of the Third disuir', besides mcst of the
Republican candidates lor congress in
all the north Iowa districts.
KX E W W il E ii E T it E Y LI YE D
A Couple of Tramps Locate Tlieir Present
Abiding: Place Indefinitely.
There wasn't much that was interest
ing in police CJtirt this morning, and
Judge Eusminger thought seriously of
canceling the engagement.
C. W. Jones h id beea drunk. C. W.
was a teacher and was registered as such,
and that may have beea the reason he
was dismissed.
Frans Lynch is a laborer. He had
beeu drunk and was ashamed of it. lie
had to admit it, however, aud the judge
very compnsioualely made his fine the
minimum, !j;5.
Jim Johnson and George Wilson were
ragged and dirty as they stood before his
honor twirling their hats and expecting
thirty days.
"Where do you live?" asked the judge
of Jim.
Jim looked ead and forgotten, "No
whur;" he sa.d.
"And you?" to George.
A sort of apologetic Luraor gleamed
through the dirt on George's face. "I've
irot the room just above 'im," he said,
and the judge dismissed both of them.
A Silver Loan or 1. .:. Ii: Tarlx.
London, Oct. 2 j. Tiie Standard in its
financial article this morning, says a sil
ver loan of 1,.j0U,'JUU taels for the city of
.'wton is being offered in London, prob
ably in order ta feel the pulse for a
Chinese lo&o.
NOT SAVED YET.
Unfortunate Miners at Iron
Iountain,Mich.Still Buried.
Only One Man Escaped from
Under the Falling 3Iass.
FELL A HUNDRED FEET
lioof of the Mine Was Loosened
by Water.
Buried Men Can't be Reached
Before Xijrht.
'the iscousiu froui Iron .icuntaiu,
; liliclL, says: fhe fate of the eieveu
miners who A'ere eutoinbjd yesterday in
the Paw-abiC uiine is stiU in doubt. The
awful acc.dent with the great uncer
tainty as to the faie of the eieveu en
tombed men, has shrouded this commu
nity m gloom. Tiie fate of tue men in
the pit will be definitely Known before
night. Following is a correct list of men
entombed: Thomas Peuglase, Wni. Oli
ver, Samuel Husband, (jjorire Wilcox,
Stepneu Allen, Wm. fiaird, George Po
reue, John 'Ihomas, George R.ckard,
Peter lleliberg, John Farrell, Peter
ilascoe.
Tue shaft boss in charge of the men at
the time of the accident, and the only
one known to have escaped uninjured,
etates that the accident was caused by
running water eating away the sand
stone capping in a room 1UJ feet iu
height on the third level. This immense
mass of rock, weighing hundreds of tons,
rushed dowu througu the door of the
le-ei, carrying away timbers and every
thing to the fourth level, on which the
men were working.
He heard the thundering crash of rock
and broken timbers, aud by iat running
made his e-scaps.
Peter Gabardi, a trammer, at work
directly under the falling rock, was
caught and crushed to death. His body
has been recovered.
THE CZAR SLEPT WELL.
1 Uere Are o 1'onvulsivB Sins, ThouH
tiie Urdt ina Has Increased.
St. Peteksblku, Oct. 20. The follow
ing bulletin was iasued at 11 o'clock this
morning: "The czar slept fairly well last
night, and his appetite this morning is
good. There are no somtiolent or convul
sive signs. The oedema has increased."
The bulletin is signed ia the regular
manner by the physicians in attendance.
1'rayers For tiie (zar at LSorlin.
Bkri.ix, Oct. 26. A special service at
wlich prayers will be olFered up for the
recovery of the czar will be held this aft
ernoon at the chapel of the Russian em
bassy here. Emperor William has an
nounced his intention of attending this
service, aud has commanded the pres
ence of the royal princes, the aides-decamp,
the general commanders of regi
ments, the Berlin garrison staff and tne
otlicers of the Alexander regiments.
The service was held according to pro
gramme at 1 o'clock this afternoon, and
was most impressive. Among those
present in-addition to the notabilities al
ready mentioned, were tiie president of
the Prussian ministry, all the other min
isters and nearly all the diplomatic corps.
GOY. STONE OFFERS AID.
fsaid to Hare Awked -J. Milton Turner if He
Wanted l'rotertinn I'rom Mobs.
lMrA.NAioi.is, lad, Oct. 20. A state
ment is credited to J. Milton Turner, on
the highest authority this morning, lo
the effect that he had received a tele
gram from the governor of Missouri
asking him if he wants protection from
Missouri against mob violence, and sug
gesting that he ask Gov. Matthews of
Indiana to intercede in his behalf.
Turner, who was minister to Liberia
under Grant, attempted to deliver a
Democratic 6peech in this city Wednes
day night aud was mobbed. He says
now tiiat he will probably address the
colored people again on Saturday wheu
more trouble may be expected.
Opra Siotir 11 i 1 i n Aio fletter.
London, Oct. 26. Eugene Ouidin, the
operatic singer, who ws announced in
these dispatcues on Monday last, to be
suffering from paralysis, is no better.
Tue paralysis was induced by a clot on
the brain. He has been unconscious
since Saturday last, when while chattino
with some friends at the Reichter con
cert, he was suddenly seized with the
disease.
Invrsligiliiis Chinese Frsnill.
Portland, Ore., Oct iO. Special
Agent M. B. Hurley of Chicago has been
on the Pacific coast incognito for several
months encaged in investigating- Chi
nese certiheate frauds. lie intimates
that there are fully 4,, UO fraudulent cer
tificates in this state. They have not all
beeu used, but are for sale by Chinese
and white agents.
ii. 3IcColi Will Jlnvr- Ilia C'hnnce.
Washington, Oct. 2G. The war de
partment has referred to Gen. McCook
commanding the department of Colorado,
the complaint of the Indian bureau that
the Moqui Indians in Arizona, threaten
an outbreak as a result of an attempt to
place their children in school. As the
Muqu.3 number but oJJ, and are not a
warnke tnbe.little importance is attached
to their threats.
Slaley Amin e.ainn n Hecidcd Victory.
Tangier?, Oct. 26. It is announced
that Muiey Amin, who was ordered by
the sultan to t;o to .uelilla with a force of
7l'-J infantry, UJ cavalry and four guns
in ordsr to delimit the Spanish and Moor
ish frontier which has hitherto been pre
vented by the Riff tribesmen, has in
flicted a crushing defeat upon the rebel
lious Haiahinas.
Trial or Lynchers October 2S.
Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 26.- The trial of
the members of the mob who lynched
-ix negroes near Millington, Tean.,
August 31, has been set for October 29.
ZELLA MCUOLAUS' STORY.
Klie Has & Startling One to Tell the Leiotr
Com luittee.
Set Yoke, Oct. 2tj. It is stated Zella
Niehoiaus has been in closa conference
w-ith Lawyer Goff and his partner, Mr.
Puiloci, for the last three days. She will
be subpoenaed to appear before the sen
ate committee at an early date, and she
declares she will tell all she knows.
What that it will be is kno.vn in detail only
to Zjila, the committee's counsel and the
persons implicated, but it is alleged her
testimony will include an exposure of
the secret relations between a world
famous multi-millionaire of this city and
a man who has long posed as the cheva
lier Bayard of the police department.
She will, it is asserted tell all the cir
cumstances atten ia it upon the financial
transactions between those two notable
gentlemen, in consequence of which, she
alleges police protection of an extraor
dinary nature was furnished to the mag
nate and the machinery of the police
force was employed ia the accomplish
ment of a private and by no means ir
reproachable purpose.
.Miss Nicholaus said: "I have con
sented to appear before the committee. I
shall ieil what I know, sparing no detail,
phieidiug no man- the whole truth, and
cothiug but the truth. The exact facts
w ill bo quite enough in this case without
elaboration of any kind. I have been in
communication with -Mr. Guff and his
partner. 1 expect to be subpeeuaed im
mediate! v."
A X i'l-TOXIN E SEUU3I.
First Consignment of tiie !New iphthc
rii Cure Keacha Nftff York.
New York, Oct. 20. A consignment
of a drug upon which the attention of
the medical profession the world over is
centered, has just come through the cus
tom house. It is a small quantity of the
new remedy for diphtheria, the anti
toxine serum. This is the first portion
of the drug to reach this country from
the laboratory of Prof. Behriug of Ber
lin, its discoverer.
The consignment came to Dr. George
E. Shrady, the editor of the Medical
Record, aud Dr. I.ouis Fischer, also of
this city. The quantity they received is
very small. The serum that has been in
use here previous to this importation was
from the laboratory of Prof. Arouson.
It is considered the serum from Prof.
Behriag is more powerful and will re
tain its power for a longer time thau any
brought here previously.
WOULD LIMIT OFFSPRING.
Airs. D'Ari'ulnhle Want i.aw s to i'revent
l.ai-ge Kamiliet of Poor People.
Ciiaiu.kvoix., Mich., Oct. 20. -Mrs.
Agnes T. D'Arcamble, founder of the
Home of Industry in Detroit, aud one of
the foremost charity workers in the state,
has provoRed a sensation by her address
in the state charities convention, She
demanded that legislation be enacted to
prevent large families where the parents
are indigent or unhealthy.
She argued that people had no right
to bring children into the world when
they could not support and educate them
or be certain that they would be physi
cally strong. The convention agreed
with Mrs. D'Arcamble's views, but took
no further action.
NEW PLOT OF ANARCHISTS.
French Keil Are l'lanninsj to Itlow I p tiie
CHamberof Deputie.
Paris, Oct. 2(5. The Matin states that
information was receutly received at the
prefecture of police saying that the an
archists are preparing for a fresh out
rage. It is said that three compagdons
have resolved to come to Paris from
three points Poissy, Lille and Lyons
for the purpoie of blowing up the cham
ber of deputies.
The Paiaia Bourbon consequently is
watched by the police with redoubled
vigilance, and the strictest surveilauce
possible is being exercised over all anar
chists and suspected persons, particular
ly those who are known to the police in
the three towns mentioned.
ATKINSON' WON BY 24,101.
The Official Figures of tiie State Election
in Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga., -Oct. 26.- The official
count of the vote at the recent state elec
tion was completed this evening, and
shows that W. Y. Atkinson, Democrat,
has a majority of 24,161 over J. K. limes,
Populist. A kinson ran about 7,0U0 be
hind the others ou the state ticket.
W031EX WILL TRY TO YOTE
Two Hundred and Fifty W. C. T. IT. Women
at Anderson, Ind., Will Test tiie Law.
Andkrson, lnd, Oct. 26. Two hun
dred and lifiy members of the Women's
j Christian Temperance union passed reso
i lutiona tonight to go to the polls iu No
vember and attempt to vote in order to
aid in testing the constitutionality of the
Indiana state law.
Cleveland. rant a Itcnpite.
Washington, Oct. 26. The president
has granted a lurther respite until Nov.
23 next to Thomas St. Clair, convicted in
California of murder upon the high seas.
He was sentenced to be hanged w ith
Herman feparf and Hans Hanson on Oci.
26, 1SJ3, but an appeal having been
taken to the United States supreme
court by Sparf and Hanson, the respite
is granted peudiug action upon the ap
peal. rMnie That Jionf y Wa sqaiadpred.
Washington, Oct. 26. The Indian of
lice has received a report from E. C.
Vincent, iu charge of the irrigation work
on the Navaj.ie reservation in New Mex
ico, refuting the statement made by Lieu
tenant Piuiuiaer, acting ludiaa agent at
that place. Lieutenant I'lummer had
6tated that money was being squandered
on the irrigation works and that it was
not being properly done.
Mat- Aum Control of Hamoi.
London, Oct. 26. A dispatch to the
Times from Auckland, N. Z, says either
the prime minister or the colonial treas
urer will visit Samoa in January in ref
erence to New Zealand's proposal to as
sume control of the islands.
Ararnr Is Transtrtins finvineKH.
Calcutta, Oct. 26. News has been
received at Simla, dated October, from
Cabul saying that the ameer of Afghau
UUUi wu atteadiug to business as usual.
CHEST OFBRIBERY.
Commissioner Roosevelt Talks
About Civil Service.
He Urges Its Extension to All
Oiliees.
FULL OF CORRUPTION'.
The Spoils System is Iniquitous
in the Extreme,
The Law Should be Made More
Strict He Says.
Washington, Oct 26. The extension
of civil service and the general political
assessment cases were discussed today by
Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt in
an an interview with an Associated
Press reporter. Mr. Roosevelt Baid:
'Every fail as the election comes the
need of a radical and sweeping extension
; of the ciassitied service becomes more
j and more apparent. All of the goveru-
ment service not under the provisions of
' the civil service law forms a vast bribery
: chest by means of which is gained au
j unhealthy (stimulus to political activity
of that very class in a community which
we should be most boitv to see inter
, ested iu politics.
"The enormous bulk of ollicers have
j really no connection whatever with
politics. Their duties are in no respect
I political and they should be appoiuted
wholly without regard to political situa
I tions and kept just as long as they do
their duty well. It is mere nonsense and
1 dishonest nonsense to say that better ser
i vice can be obtained by having in sutor
: dinate positions, men who ire of the
same political party as the head of au ad
ministration. The railway mail service cau be cited
as proof for this. No department of the
government gives greater satisfaction to
the public at large, yet the great bulk
of railway mail employes now are
rneu who were appointed during
Mr. Harrison's presidency, or in
Mr. Cleveland's lirst term. All of
these of the present administration were
drawn from our lists, as has been the
case during the last rive years. Those
entering the service under the civil ser
vice form the bulk of employes, includ
ing Republicans, Democrats, Prohibi
tionists, Populists and Mugwumps, all
wholly without regard to politics, and
all kept on the one consideration of ef
ficient service.
"It is not of the least consequence
which of the employes believe in pro
tection and which in free trade; which
j for free coinage and which against free
coinage of silver. As a matter of fact,
nobody can tell anything about their
views on the subject. From the perform
ance of their duties, no one could tell
a Republican from a Democrat. The
rigid enforcement of the civil service
law is the reason why there has been no
deterioration in the service in the
changes of administration.
"The rest of the government service
should be treated in just the same way.
Not only all postofHce employes, but
postmasters themselves, should be ap
pointed without the least regard to poli
tics. The internal reven ue office should
be ciassitied and all its men appointed
regardless of politics. The Indian
school service is another object lesson of
non-partisan service. Heretofore every
administration change has caused
sweeping changes in the school service
at Indian agencies for purely political
consideration.
"But this has not been so in the last ten
years, because the civil servico law has
beeu enforced in that service, and be
cause recently that law-was administered
by Superintendent Hailman with a desire
to also bring the spirit as well as the let
ter. "What has been done receutly in Pitts
burg shows the iniq'uity of the upoils
system. There one of the congressional
candidates has actually sought to levy a
political assessment, amounting to a
month's salary, on the employes of the
internal revenue office. Similar efforts
have been made to assess postofhee em
ployes. The money was Bought wholly
without regard to the political affiliations
of employes.
"It is a mere piece of blackmail and
just as if gained by knocking down
clerks on the highway. It seems hard
to understand why an intelligent com
munity will tolerate so gross an abuse,
where a man deliberately plunders a set
of public servants that he may get funds
wherewith to debauch voters. The com
mission recently had before it the case
of the recorder of deeds, Taylor, and dur
ing the investigation it was proved that
wherever the civil service law did not
obtain in Washington, a condition of ac
tual terror existed in the public service
and the janitors, porters and all other
employes were forced to pay politicians
for places aud pay to retain them Any
thing more ervile, more vicious cannot
be iruagiued.
"We have had a great many public men
attack the merit system, but there has
never yet been any argument udvanced
against it, or in favor of the spoils sys
tem that was both honest aud intelligent.
There are honest men who ace yet too
prejudiced, too ignorant, or too unob
serving to understand the fruitful evils
of a corrupt public service administered
in a spirit of base partisanship. Ihere
are plenty of dishonest politicians, botti
shrewd and unprincipled who for their
own base eids clamor against the merit
system aud seek to excite prejudice
against it. But there is not a single
American, honestly desiring the welfare
of the couutry who can look for a mo
ment at the two systems and consider the
principles for which they stand without
becoming a hearty ally of and believer
hi the new methods.
"Tne law is steadily making headway.
The classified service is extending all
he time. The commission, however, is
necessarily required to be active in su
pervising the extension of the law. This
is notably the case in the newly classi
fied postoflices, where there in lw;iv -hitch,
it being difficult t get th- '.
well observed at the outset.
"Take Indiana, for instance. In :
olia has been ciassitied for many
There was a practical failure iu l,,tvi
the law absolutely enforced :
ing Mr. Cleveland's n Uu r -tion.
At the beginning of Mr. llari .
administration a rigid observance f t
law had been accomplished, eiitti-n'!
hand, during the present adru.n.s r ii,
there has been local ditliculty in t, .
ber of smaller Indiana po-tu.1 i
which postmasters have ma id evtty ,
fort, sometimes euccessf ally, to ii'...
the law. Several of thet.e caes are ;.
uuder consideration.
"The commission is not only n-.'.v .
vest igat i ug what is being done in .
these offices, but it also i K-, r.
a vigilant eye on political -
ment matters. '1 he law u n f .-rt uu ut , ! v
riot strong enough. It ought t
strengthened so as to prohibit an;, e
from making a political coiitribut ; ., u
a government olliciaL The latter wot.
then be loft free to contribute f t n
own accord. At present the den. as.
from high oHicers of important i ,
tees are often complied with by :.t.
because they know thvao official me
the same party organization with ti;
own itkferior ollicers.
"The commission has sutne hih. '.
experiences with certain 'chronic i ;
nouts.' There are certain men in t:
senate and lower house, w ho i M'n' !j t
making charges where there i i
chauee to answer, but wtiu never tim '
any challenge of the ioiiimi-:o!i -.'.
it convicts them of mUslatotiieiil, .
who when making statements mv.-i t
issue by bimply failing to respond to n
letter or correctiou from the coin : :..
nion."
A YETERAN '"DENIED
Tiie Privilege ISuliitl in t !, Moldici
Plot ill the TojM'kii 1 nii'l cl .
William D. -Murray, father of .Mi
Alon.o Wardall, died bist night at i
daughter's home, 3221 (Juincy s'ie,
Paralysis was the cause of his lieatn mo
he was in his Tuth year. .Mr. Mnrr.i
was an old soldier, serving through t?
war in Company K, l vveaty -; ve u
Iowa infantry. The funer.il was h- I ! ,
2 p. m. today.
Mr. Murray was a member of t!
Grand Army and it was his dying w i -that
he might be buried iu tho old s.!
iers' plot iu Topeka cemetery. M
Wardall tried to arrange it, an 1 w as ..(
by the cemetery management that n.-t.
but pauper vetunins could be bmte
there. Mr. Wardall was an x ions
for the urivilet'e. lie Uuuwillir
i
ever, to make ullidavit that ii.-y ,.r
paupers. He says Mr. Murray helj e i t
pay for the soldiers' plot in the mh
tery.
tl Oi; holera t: lie, 1 ii i ii ' H :i -i , s.
Bloom i nh ton. 111.. October - i. il
cholera is causing gre. t loss in v,ir t.,
localities in this vicinity, it -i i.i m
among the drives at Kappa, ,.;
county; Junes viile, Dewitt county, i.
Mackinaw, Tazewell county. Mm
farmers have lo-t from l'ttoo i head e n
and one Una but live remaining of a !. .,
of 125.
TODAY'S MARKET REI'iJlI 1.
Furnished by tiie A nocltd rrmi t- t
Ktu ,linrni.
Chicago, Oct. 26. With lirmer cat N -and
better feeling ia New i 1 . t
wheat market hero was tirui but dull i-i
day. The local receipts were ho.ivi",
than expected by 28 cars. With !,.:'.
offerings December started a nl.dt U, ;;u
er at 52 1 aud advanced to &2''w a V
Corn was steady on rains t;. :.; . t
the state though the market wmstt 1-
ingly dull. Liverpool wus u ne h.-.n e 1
May opened 4'J Vj, unchanged and a, I
vtinced to 4yg$5a
Oats were dull; May started a aha 1 j
lower at 32c and advanced to li- 'uj, ' j.
Provisions were steady.
January pork opened plight ly lower
at $11.85, declined to ,f ll.HJ and recover
ed to if 11.821.
January lard opened uncharge ! ut
$(5.82-2 and held steady at that pn
Baklky Choice 55c; medium .VI1.,
common 01c.
Rye Cash 40,c. December 4-e.
Wheat October, 01c; Det enu er
ber 52Vc; May 57'4c.
Corn October,5'4'c;NovenibiT 5-'i 1
December 4S'i'e; May, 49mV1e.
Oath October, 27'"t.c: November 2-c;
December Sialic; May, :521He.
Pork October, 1 l.o2 ; Jan u at y
$11.62.
Laud October, f C.H5; Novviril et
January, $. (57
Shout Ribs October, ?6.:i5;
uary $5.855.373 .
lioos Receipts today EO.doo, o
receipts yesterday, .'31, .Vli; head, ship:
8.7S7; leftover about 7, SOU. ( i'ia!uy
Ji'.n-
market active and lirrn. I
were at a slight advance but
lost later. Salt's rani' 1
Ct;4.C5 for light, 1.2uj l.:;5
J-.V r
this
nt y
fur re
1. if
packing f 4.o5c 1. iD lor mixed,
4.85 for heavy packing and ship.
u g
lolt
and $ 2.255 4.2; for pigs.
Cattle Receipts, 6,000. Mhh
active to extent of supply
and str.
a shade better prices.
Sheep Receipts, 8,000. M a : k
tive, firm; at 5(ir Hc advance on
grades; others unchanged.
hiMU en ilrk!.
Kaksai Citt. Oct 26. Cviin
ceipts. 8,-1'JO; shipments, 4.0 '.
gread steady; others weak and
Texas steers f2.00tf2.75; Tex at
$1.7U12.15; beef steer .?2.:i-.
8toc Iters and feeders $l.T,.)ftr,: '-ij.
liocis Receiots 'J, 600; shipments.
1.
Market opened firm and closed we. :
Bulk of sales, fl.odl.oV; hfavi.-M J
21.65; packers, 1 4.4 5 'a. i .'': mite
4.0044. i0; lights, 1 u ' ' p.
f 3.25754.00.
bit ekp Receipts, 2.5O0; Bhipta-r
4,400. Market steady. Native ?.5 i
3.0J; westerns .2.25ff,l."ti; stock er
feeders f 2.00G 2.50; lambs sM.(.":i',
Wheat Market strong though u
changed
Corn Rather slow. No. 2 mixe
4lie; No. 2 w h Ue, 4 3 1 ' c.
Oats Steady and uncharge 1.
Hie No. 2. noniuiHilv. 4vtc b
1.
Flax Skkd Steady; $l.:w.'.l.'
Bran Very firm at 5s iff ,ek-.
Hay Market ateady ; timothy.
0
9.0O; prairie, $7,5068.50.
Butter Com mon exceed i n g iy
creamery, lSdf 1'Jc; dairy, lo;-.
Loa Market stronger, ll'c.

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