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Peoples Party Paper
VOLUME II
THE MESSAGE IS IN.
CONGRESS RECEIVED THE PART-
ING INJUNCTIONS.
The Tariff Question the Burden of
Thought—Elections and Lynch
ings Also Get a Word.
Washington, Dec. 7.—The presi
dent’s message has been read before
congress.
It was a lengthy document, compris
ing about 18,000 words, and in it, every
matter of public interest is fully dis
cussed.
The following is a summary of text
and furnishes a clear conception of the
position es the president upon the
Various subjects under discussion.
Upon the tariff and election laws he
maintains his positions heretofore taken,
and believes that public opinion will yet
bear him out in these, and other ques
tions of policy. In openining his com
munication he says:
To the Senate and House of Representa
< tives:
la submitting my annual message to
congress 1 have great satisfaction in being
able to say that the general condition
affecting the commercial and industrial
Interests of the United States are in the
greatest degree favorable. A comparison
©f the most favored period in the history
<of the countiy will, I believe, show that
jo high a deg’-ee of prosperity, and so gen
eral a difference of the comforts of life
.Were never before enjoyed bj r our people.
The total wealth of the country in 1860
was $16,159,616,068; in 1890 it amounted to
<62,610,0 <O,OOO, an increase of 287 per cent.
The total mileage of railways in the
United States in 1860 was 30,626; in 1890 it
jwas 167,741; an increase of 448 per cent;
and it is estimated that there wiil be
about four thousand miles of track added
by the close of the year 1892. The official
returns of the eleventh census and those
of the tenth census for seventy-five lead
ing cities furnish the basis ter the follow
ing comparisons: In 1880 the capital in
vested in manufacturing was $1,232,839,-
670. In 1890 the capital invested in man
facturingwas $2’90u,735,884. In 1880 the
number of employes was 1,301,388. In
1890 the number of employes was 2,251,-
334. In 1880 the wages earned were $501,-
665,778. In 1890 the wages earned were
$1,221,170,454. In 1880 the value of the
product was $2,771,579,899. In 1890 the
[Value of the product was $4,860,286; 837.
' The message goes into every different
detail showing the increase in the num
ber of wage earners and the money
paid. It also shows the increase in the
number of factories of all kinds that
•have been built. Os tho cotton mills
the president says:
Os the forty cotton mills twenty-one
have been built in the Southern states.
Mr. A. B. Shepperson. of the New York
teotton^Exchange,estimates the number of
working spindles in the United States, on
September 1, 1892, at 15,200,000, an increase
of 660.000 over the year 1891. The con
'tiumption of cotton by American mills in
’589; ’ 2 39'.' (JO 0.. les, and in 1892. 2.584,-
OOObi :es, an increase of 188,000 bales from
the year 1891.
Exports and Imports.
* The total value of our foreign trade (ex
ports and imports of merchandise) during
the last sisal year was $1,839,680,610, an in
crease of $l2B, 283,604 over tho previous
fiscal year.
Tho value of our exports during tho fls
cal year 1892 reached tho highest figure iu
1 .the history of the government, amounting
o $1,000,278,148, exceeding by $145,797,338
he exports of 1891, and exceeding tho
i ports by $202,875,686.
♦mother indication of the prosperity of
' country is found in the fact that the
I ‘ of depositors in savings banksin-
L< / creased from 693,870 in 1860, t 04,258,893 iu
1890, an increase of 513 per cent. There
I never has been a time in our history when
" work was so abundant or wages were as
t high; whether measured by tho currency
, jn which they are paid or by their powers
to supply the necessaries and comforts of
of life. It is true that tho market prices
of cotton and wheat have been low. It is
one of the unfavorable incidents of agricul
ture that the farmer cannot produce upon
orders. Ho must sow and reap in ignor
ance of the aggregate production of tho
year, and is peculiarly thoughtless to the
depreciation which follows over-produc
tion. The value of our total farm pro
ducts has increased $1,363,646,906 iu 1860 to
$4,500,000,000 iu 1891, as estimated by sta
tisticians —an increase of 239 per per.
This is a Goodly Laud.
If any are discontented with their state
here; if any believe that wages or prices,
the return for honest toil, are inadequate,
they should not fail to remember that
there is no other country in the world
where the conditions that seem to them
hard, would not be accepted as highly
prosperous. The English agriculturist
would be glad to exchange the returns of
his labor for those of the American farmer,
aud the Manchester workmen their wages
for those of their fellows at Fall River. I
believe that the protective system, which
has now for something more than thirty
J rears continuously prevailed in our legis
ation, has been a mighty instrument for
the development of our national wealth,
and most powerful agency in protecting
the homes of our workingmen from the
invasion of want. I have felt a most
Bolicitious interest to preserve to our
working people rates of wages that would
not only give daily bread, but supply a
comfortable margin for those home at
tractions and family comforts and enjoy-
without which he is neither hope
ful nor sweet. They are American citi
zens, a part of the great people for whom
our constitution and government were
framed and instituted, and it cannot be a
perversion of that constitution to so legis
late as to preserve iu their homes the
JBmfort, independence, loyalty and sense
of interest in the government which are
essential to good citizenship in peace, and
which will bring this stalwart throng, as
in 1861, to the defense of the flag when it
is assailed. It is not my purpose to renew
here the argument in favor of a protec
tive tariff.
The result of the recent election must
he accepted as having introduced a new
policy. We must assume that, the present
tariff, constructed upon the lines of pro
tection, is to be repealed and that there is
to be substituted for it a tariff law con
gtructed solely with reference to revenue,
that no duty is to be higher because the
increase will keep open an American mill
or keep up the wages of an American
workman, but that iu every case such a
rate of duty is to be imposed as will bring
to the treasury of the United States the
largest returns of revenue.
The constitution has not been between
schedules but between the principles and
it would be offensive to suggest that the
prevailing party will not carry into legis
lation the principles advocated by it, and
the pledges given to the people, aud the
tariff bills passed by the house of repre
sentatives at the last session were, us I
suppose, even in the opinion of their pro
moters inadequate and justified only by
the fact that the senate and the house
of representatives were not in accord, and
that a general revision could not therefore
be undertaken, and I recommended that
the whole subject of tariff revision be left
to the incoming congress. It is a matter
jbi regret that this work must be delayed
“Equal Rights to All Special Privileges to None.”
for at least three months for the threat of
great tariff changes, introduces so much
uncertainty that an amount not easily es
timated, of business inaction and of
diminished production will necessarily re
sult. It is possible also that this uncer
tainty may result in decreased revenues
from customs duties, for our merchants
will make cautious orders for foreign
Soods in view of the prospect of tariff re
uctious and the uncertainty as to when
they will take effect. Those who have
advocated a protective tariff can well
afford to have their disastrous forecasts of
a change of policy disappointed.
The friends of the protective system,
with undiminished confidence in the prin
ciples they have advocated, will await the
results of the new experiment.
Our Neighborsand Ourselves.
Following his deliverances on the
the tariff the president expresses great
gratification at the present amicable
relations existing between tho United
States and foreign countries.
The complicated and threatening dif
ferences with Germany and England in
relating to Samoan affairs; with
England in relation to the seal fishery
and in the Behring sea, and with Chili
growing out of the Baltimore affair,
have been adjusted.
The message then goes into minor
troubles with small principalities, the
majority of which have been amicably
adjusted. International copyrights have
been established between this country,
Italy and Germany.
The message commends the Nicara
gua canal. Matters relating to the pres
ent International Monetary Conference
are discussed at this point.
The president says: “The free coin
age of silver upon an agreed interna
tional ratio would greatly promote the
interests of our people and equally those
of other nations.”
Dealing with the Departments.
The report of the secretary of the
treasury here follows. It shows that
the public debt has been reduced since
March 4, 1889, $259,074, 200, and the an
nual interest charge $11,684,469. There
has been paid out in pensions by the
present administration to November 1,
1892, $132,564,178, an excess of $114,-
466,386 over the sum expended during
the period from March 1, 1885, to March
1, 1890. Under the existing tariff law,
the message says, $93,000,000 has gone
into the pockets of the people which
would have otherwise gone into the
treasury.
The revenues for the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1892, from all sources,
were $425,868,200.22, and the expendi
tures for all purposes were $415,950,-
806.56, leaving a balance of $9,914,423.66,
There was paid during the year upon
the public debt $40,570,467.98.
On receipts from customs duties fell
off $42,069,241.08, while our receipts
from international revenue increased
$8,284,823.13, leaving the net loss of
revenue from these principal sources
$33,784,417.65. The net loss of revenue
from all sources was $32,675,993.81.
'The revenues, estimated and actual
for the fiscal year ending June, 30, 1893,
are placed by the secretary at $463,836,-
350.44, and the expenditures $461,336,-
850.44, showing a surplus of receipts
over expenditure of $2,000,000. The
cash balance in the treasury at the end
of the fiscal year, it is estimated, will
be $20,902,378.03.
These estimates are based upon a con
tinuance of the present laws.
Our Coa-st Defenses.
The president refers only briefly to
the report of the secretary of war, show
ing the importance of establishing stra
tegic posts, and a complete reorganiza
tion of the infantry and artillery
branches of the service, also the con
struction of heavy guns and coast de
fenses. He refers briefly to the report
of the attorney general, extending to
him great praise for his zeal and intelli
gence displayed in office.
The president praises very highly the
report of the postmaster general. The
postal revenues have increased during
the last year nearly $5,000,000. Tho de
ficit for the year ending June 30, 1892,
is $848,341, less than tho deficiency of
the preceding year.
There have been added 1,590 new mail
routes during the year, with mileage of
833 miles, and the total number of miles
of mail trips added during the year is
nearly seventeen millions.
The president refers very favorably
to a law making American ships us
commerce float the American flag and
be commanded by American citizens.
Progress in the Navy.
The report of the secretary of the
navy exhibits great progress in the con
struction of the new navy. When the
present secretary entered upon his duties
only three modern steel vessels were in
commission. The vessels since put in
commission and to be put in commission
during the winter will make a total of
nineteen during his administration of
his department. He said that during
the current year ten war vessels and
three navy tugs had been launched, and
during the four years twenty-five ves
sels will have been launched. Two
other large ships and a torpedo boat
are under contract, and the work upon
them will advance rapidly, and the four
monitors are awaiting only the arrival
of their armor, which was unexpectedly
delayed, or they would have been be
fore this in commission.
The president praises the efficiency of
Secretary Tracy and refers with pride
to the fact that the United States is
once more a “naval power.” The adop
tion of a torpedo and the discovery of
smokeless powder has worked wonders
in the new navy.
A Burdensome Business.
The work of the interior department
is always very burdensome, and has
been larger than ever before during the
administration of Secretary Noble. The
disability pension law, the taking of the
eleventh census, the opening of vast
areas of Indian lands to settlement, the
organization of Oklahoma and the regu
lations for the cession. Indian lands
furnish some of the particulars of the
increased work, and the results achiev
ed testify to the ability, fidelity and
industry of the head of the department
and his efficient assistants. The presi
dent seconds the endorsement of th©
secretary of the interior to ratify the
agreement made with the Cherokees.
The form of government provided by
congress on May 17, 1884, for Alaska
was in its frame and purpose, tem
porary. The increase of population and
the development of some important
mining and commercial interests make
it imperative that the law should be re
vised, better provisions made for the
arrest and punishment of criminals.
He is pleased with the conduct of the
land office, the court of general claims
and the Indian bureau. The appropri
ation for subsistance of the Cheyene
and Arrapahoe Indians iijade at the last
session of congress he said was inade
oiiate.
ATLANTA, GA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1892.
The pensions for this year were $144,-
956,000. That amount was appropri
ated and a deficiency amounting to $lO,-
508,621 must be provided for by con
gress. The estimate for the year end
ing June 30th, 1894, will be 165,000,000.
The commissioner of pensions believes
that if the present legislation and
methods are maintained and further
additions to the penson laws are not
made the maximum expenditure for
pensions will be reached June 30, 1894,
and will be at tho highest premium.
An Efficient Department.
The president praises the efficiency of
the department of agriculture, and gives
facts aud figures why it should be sus
tained. He then deals at length with
quarantine inspections and regulations,
and says that a liberal appropriation
should be made to prevent cholera gain
ing a foothold in this country next
spring. He also urges restricted immi
gration, especially for the present. He
refers in terms of praise to the work
already done on the World’s Fair. He
next deals with matters pertaining to
the District of Columbia. He recom
mends that congress- take some action
for the protection of railway employes
in coupling and braking of cars. The
civil service commission ask for an in
creased appropriation for needed clerical
assistance, which he thinks should be
given.
Our Treaty Relations.
The president announces that recip
rocal trade relations have been estab
lished with Guatemala Salvador, __ the
German Empire, Great Britain, Nica
raugua, Honduras and Austria-Hungary
since his last message to congress, and
in this connection refers to the increase
of trade brought to this country through
section 3of the tariff bill; placing the
amount at $74,294,525. He renders a
statement showing efforts that have
been made to establish similar close
relations with Canada, which efforts,
so far, have been unsuccessful.
The closing paragraphs of his message
are devoted to the election laws and
negro lynchings in the south.
He says:
In my last annual message I endeavored
to invoke serious attention to the evils of
an unfair apportionments for congress. I
cannot close this message without again
calling attention to these grave and
threatening 6vils. I had hoped that it
was possible to secure a non-partisan in
quiry by means of a commission into evils,
the existence of which is known to all aud
that out of this might grow legislation
from which all thought of partisian ad
vantage should be eliminated and only
the higher thought appear of maintaining
the freedom and purity of ballot, aud the
equality of tho elector, without the guar
anty of which the government could never
have been formed, and without the con
tinuance of which it cannot continue to
exist in peace aud prosperity.
It is time that mutual charges of un
fairness and fraud between the two great
parties should cease and thatthe sincerity
of those who profess a desire for pure and
honest elections should be brought to the
test of their willingness to free our legis
lation and our election methods from
everything that te&ds to impair the pub
lic confidence in tfie announced result.
The necessity for aminquiry and for legis
lation by congress upon this subject is em
phasized b> the fact shat the tendency o£
the legislation in some states in recent
years has been in some important particu
lars carried away from and not toward
free and fair elections and equal appor
tionment.
It is now time that we should come to
gether upon the hig plane of patriotism,
while we devise methods that shall secure
the right of every man qualified by law to
cast a fee ballot and give to every such
ballot an equal value in chosing
our public officers and in directing
the policy of the government
The frequent lynching of colored people
accused of crime is without the excuse
which has sometimes been urged by mobs
for the failure to pursue the appointed
methods for punishment of crime that the
accused have an undue influence over
courts and juries; such acts are a reproach
to the community where they occur and
so far as they can be made the subject of
Jurisdiction "the strongest representative
egislation is demanded. A public senti
ment that will sustain the officers of the
law in resisting mobs and iu protecting
accused persons in their custody, should
be promoted by every possible means.
The officer who gives his life in the
brave discharge of this duty is worthy of
special honor. No lessons needs to be so
urgently impressed upon our people as
this, that no worthy end or cause can be
promoted by lawlessness
This exhibit of the work of the execu
tive department is submitted to congress
and to the public in the hope that there
will be found in it a due sense of responsi
bility and an earnest purpose to maintain
the national honor and to promote the
happiness and prosperity of all our peo
ple, and this exhibit of the growth and
prosperity of the country will give us a
level from which to note the increase or
decadence that new legislative policies
may bring to us.
There is no reason why the national in
fluence, power and prosperity should not
observe the same rates of increase that
have characterized the past thirty years.
We carry the great impulse and increase
of these years into the future.
There is no reason why in many lines of
production we should not surpass ail
other nations as we have already done in
some there are no near frontiers to our
possible developments.
Retrogression would be a crime.
Benjamin Harrison,
Executive Mansion.
December 6th, 1592.
YOUNG MURPHY’S RECORD-
Relays His Illustrious Papa in the Shade
Making Speeches.
New Haven, Dec. 6.—Thomas E
Murphy, son of the temperance orator,
Francis Murphy, made an unprecedent
ed record in this city. He addressed
four audiences aggregating over 10,000
persons, and secured over 1,000 converts
to the temperance cause.
He spoke to th© prisoners at the coun
ty jail in the morning, addressed an au
dience of women only at Mission hall at
noon, made a stirring address before
2,000 men at th© Hyperion Theatre in
in the afternoon, and appeared before
4,000 persons at the Grand Opera house
at night.
At the last named place hundreds
were turned away, and the doors had
to be closed within half an hour after
they were opened, owing the vast
throng which immediately crowded in.
Among the new converts are about one
hundred Yale students. Th© present
temperance wave is th© largest which
ever swept this city. Thus far over
two thousand people have signed the
pledge. Mr. Murphy is in receipt of
urgent calls from other places in the
state where his extraordinary success
here has been heard of, but he will re
main in this city for some time.
Big English Exports.
Swansea, Dec. 7.—The exports of tin
plate from this port last week reached
tae amount of 120,331 boxes. Anotable
feature of tho orders was that they were
mostly from Batoum, Russia, where the
plates will be made into receptacles for
petroleum, -
AN AMERICAN POPE.
A NEW AND SENSATIONAL MOVE
IN CATHOLIC CIRCLES.
Manager Satolli Is to Assume Leo’s
Functions and Settle Disputes
Between the Clergy.
Baltimore, Dec. 6.—The announce
ment made Sunday night that Man
ager Satolli had been appointed by the
pope with full power to settle, without
appeal, all religious questions between
the bishops and priests in the United
States has caused considerable excite
ment in Catholic circles here. The an
nouncement was made by Cardinal Gib
bons. An effort to interview him on
the subject was unavailing, the only
thing that leaked from him being a con
firmation of the report.
What was the cause of the appoint
ment or when it was made he refused
to say. The announcement, it is almost
unnecessary to state,
■Will Cause a Sensation
Throughout the United States.
Why Cardinal Gibbons should be
overlooked and such plenary powers be
given to one directly from the Vatican,
is only one among the many perplexing
questions asked about it. It had been
rumored, indeed, that Manager Satolli
in addition to the reasons above named,
had been sent to America on a secret
mission as the special representative of
the pope, but no one had conjectured
that he would be intrusted with such
. autocratic power as would practically
make him the pope of America.
The Chief Reason
for the action, and the one that obtains
general credence, is that Pope Leo’s
long continued ill health has determined
him to delegate such duties as properly
devolved upon him to one whom he can
implicitly trust. Such a man is un
doubtedly Manager Satolli, who, next
to Cardinal Rampalla. is generally cred
ited with standing nearer to the pope
than any other of the Catholic dignita
ries at Rome. It is a plausible reason,
but whether it is true, cannot, of course,
be definitely known at present.
An interesting subject which came up
in this direction is whether the famous
M’Glynn. case will >e taken up
by Manager Satolli. It is a well known
fact that the ox-communicated priest is
desirous of
Being Restored to Orders
and is agitating the subject with all the
means in his power.
One of the chief reasons why he re
quests a rehearing was thsufficient
evidence was not presented in his be
half at Rome.
He has frequently steo d that if the
evidence had been taker. ? t Now York
the noted controversy wu.h Archbishop
Corrigan would have Ited in his
favor. v ,*7
Now that such an oßpoi tunny is of
fered him it is not thought that he will
let it pass, and probably the first action
taken by Manager Satolli in his new offi
cial capacity as arbitrator will be the
reopening of tho case.
TO SUSPEND IMMIGRATION.
That Will Be the Recommendation of
Surgeon General Wyman.
Washington, D. C., Dec. s.—Surgeon
General Wyman, of the marine hospital
service, in his annual report to the secre
tary of the treasury will recommend, so
it is said, as a measure of safety to the
country during th© progress of tho
World’s Columbian Exposition, that im
migration bo suspended for at least one
year from the first of January next.
This is based on a prediction of the
sanitary experts that cholera is almost
certain to reappear in the Eurapean
countries next spring. It is regarded as
almost certain that the secretary of the
treasury will endorse the proposition as
a part of his general plan for the estab
lishment of a national quarantine ser
vice.
THE NEW ORLEANS ROADS-
Her Whole Street Car System to Be
Overhauled.
New York, Dec. 5. —It is announced
that a syndicate represented by the
banking firm of J. & W. Seligman com
pany had purchased the entire street
railway system of New Orleans for $lO,-
000,000. Seligman declines to give the
names of any members of the syndicate.
He said it would be two or three days
yet before he could give the details of
the New Orleans purchase.
The motive power of the system is to.
be changed from mules to electricity.
The purchase includes a number of
valuable street railway franchises which
as yet have not been used The syndi
cate proposes to fully develop the street
railway system of New Orleans.
THOSE SOUVENIR COINS.
Forty-Four Thousand Have Already Been
Struck Off.
Washington, Dec. s.—Comptroller
Matthews, of the treasury department,
has approved vouchers submitted by the
World’s Fair commission amounting to
$33,000, and entitling them to an issue
of 66,000 souvenir coins.
The requisition for 100,000 souvenir
coins has been passed by the secretary
of the treasury and the remaining 56,-
000 will be issued when the proper re
quisition is made by the World’s Fair
authorities. Forty-four thousand have
already been struck off.
A New Florida Line.
New York, Dec. b.— Colonel H. P.
Daval, the president of the Florida Cen
tral Peninsula railroad, which gridirons
Florida with 690 miles of completed
railroad, said: “The Southbound rail
road, from Savannah, Ga., to Hart’s
Road, Fla., is being rapidly pushed, and
will be finished by October next. It is
expected to be in operation in Novem
ber and ready to receive Florida traffic
in connection with the Florida Central
road.” _
She Laid Her Plans.
Chicago, Dec. s.—Mrs. Mena Berger,
while cleaning her husband’s saloon
early in the morning, was suddenly con
fronted by three masked burglars. Sim
ilar apparitions have been numerous re
cently, and the gritty woman, who had
thought out beforehand what to do in
such a case, quickly pulled a revolver
and commenced shooting. One of the
trio was wounded, but all escaped,
SQUATTER SOVEREIGNTY.
An Old Captain Who Was Shipwrecked
Into a Fortune.
Chicago, Des. 6. —Captain George W.
Streeter, a hardy old mariner of the
great lakes, has proved that a man can
be shipwrecked into a fortune. Five
years ago his schooner, the Ruratan,
was driven ashore one stormy night at
the foot of Superior street. Being a
believer in Kismet the captain propped
up his boat and resolved to take up per
manent habitation there, converting his
boat into a house.
The city objected, as h© was on its
property, and he moved the boat a little
north. Then he encouraged the dump
ing of dirt around his house and was
soon entirely surroundetVby dry land.
The next move was to record a survey
of the land and claim it as his by squat
ter sovereignty. This was in 1890.
Then the trouble began.
N. K. Fairbank, the land magnate,
instituted proceedings to oust the cap
tain, claiming that he had bought that
portion that portion of the lake shore
with all riparian rights, before the cap
tain’s advent. The captain converted
his house into a fort, armed his wife,
and when an attack on his property was
made drove off the intruders with shot
guns, incidentally shooting a couple of
them, but not fatally. •
Although Mr. Fairbank is a multi
millionaire. he has not up to date suc
ceeded in recapturing the property,
which now comprises about 500 feet on
Superior street. The captain has just
sold for $30,00 a lot 50x100 feet to Jacob
nine. He still has 450 feet frontage
left, and at the price set by the sale the
whole tract is equal to $30,000. The
five years since the captain’s shipwreck
have been worth $60,000 a year to him.
A SHIP CANAL.
A Minnesota Man Wants to Connect the
Great Lakes and the Sea.
Duluth, Dec. 6.—Sibley Simpson, of
th© chamber of commerce, has prepared
his letter calling for a convention to
consider the construction of a ship canal
through American territory, from th©
great lakes to the Hudson river and
thus to the sea. In it he says:
Commercial considerations sink into in
significance in comparison with the im
portance of this waterway as an essential
portion of national defenses and a safe
guard to national honor.
Inside of five years Canada will havo a
waterway fourteen feet deep through her
own territory, all the way from Lake Su
perior to the sea. Her vessels and. her
commerce can then go unhindered out
from the heart of the continent over all
oceans to the markets of the world, while
there .are more than 150 war ships in the
English, navy which a depth of fourteen
feet would suffice to bring into the lakes
from the sea. Is it not best that such
convention be soon after the Christmas
holidays in Washington, so thatthe atten
tion of congress may be directly mil
forcibly called to ths necessity for, Imme
diate action and needed legislation may
be secured before the present Congress
expires by limitation?
SOME ALABAMA LEGISLATION.
A Bill to Regulate the Ballot System in
tho sftite.
Montgomery, Dec. 6.—Representa
tive Steel introduced a bill in the house
Saturday to give Alabama a ballot re
form bill which provides that the coun
try shall print all tickets, putting on
the name of all parties who desire to
run for office. Electors will be provided
with a booth, in which they can erase
the names of all parties for whom they
do not wish to vote. In case an elector
cannot prepare his ballot, he will be al
lowed to call into the booth any quali
fied elector of the precinct to assist him
in its preparation. The bill prohibits
any one trying to influence the votes
under a fine not exceeding SIOO.
The house passed a bill reducing tax
on fertilizers from 50 to 25 cents per ton.
Representative Spier introduced a bill
requiring lands and other property be
longing to non-residents of the United
States to be taxed at double the rate
paid by citizens of the United States.
PINKERTON’S STATEMENT.
It Has Been Revised and Is Ready for the
Committee.
New York, Dec. 6.—Robert Pinker
ton and his lawyer have revised the
statement to be made by the Pinkerton’s
to the senate investigating committee.
It is a lengthy document, which goes
into detail regarding the Pinkertons’
connection with the strikes of recent
years. Speaking about it, Robert Pink
erton said: “The statement is a detail
ed defense of our methods. In it we
have proved that in every case where
our men have been called in, the tiring
has always been done in self-defense.
Our attitude in all the recent big strikes
is defended, and especial mention is
made of the Homestead affair. We
think we have proved our case com
pletely.”
In the statement certain charges are
made against one of the Homestead
ringleaders. It is alleged that the man
was once a convict, and learned the
trade of steel rolling in prison.
Dr. Dixon’s Persecutions.
New York, Dec. 6.—-The Rev. Thomas
Dixon, Jr., who was mulcted in the
sum of $135 for shooting 31 song birds
on Staten Island on Oct. 27, is to be
served with papers in a suit brought by
' John W. Lisk, the game protector of
Staten Island, to make him pay S2O
more for each of the birds killed. Dr.
Dixon is exasperated by the new suit,
and says he is being persecuted. Under
the law he is liable to a fine of $25 for
each bird killed illegally, but Justice
Acker of New Brigham, S. 1., let him
off with n fine of $5 each. Inspector
Lisk was not satisfied with this.
A Noted. Temperance Woman Dead.
Chicago, Dec. 6.—The W. C. T. U.
headquarters has received a cablegram
from Tokio, Japan, stating that Miss
Mary Allen West, who has been doing
temperance work in that country for
the past year, and who was expected to
return to this city next month, died in
Tokio on Thursday. Miss West was
the senior editor of The Union Signal,
the organ of the W. C. T. U. It was
not known here that Miss West was out
of health , and the message contained no
particulars. A reply has been sent ask-
. ing for details of the sad event.
NUMBER 1 -y
TERSELY TELEGRAPHIC.
News Items That Flash Over the Wire!
from All Points.
Zach Henrjr, of Kansas City, a fighting
Kentuckian, is dead.
Two negroes were sentenced to death at
Camden, Ark., for murder.
Mrs. Parnell’s creditors held a meeting
to consider how to get their money.
Official returns show a small plurality
for the Weaver electors in North Dakota.
Raincoaxer Dyrenforth’s financial back
ers are getting discouraged by his lack of
success.
It is officially announced that the Eng
lish parliament will meet for business on
Jan. 21.
Prominent physicians at Berlin incline
to the the theory that Kaiser Wilhelm
has a cancer in his ear.
Bill Taylor, alias Bob Talton, who r&
ceutly decapitated a man, has been cap
tured at Purcell, I. T.
Cecelio Salinas, ex-Garzalier, was ar
rested at San Antonio charged with a
murder committed in Mexico.
Lilia Vane, the actress, has been in
formed that the late Samuel Pratt Kling,
of Buffalo, bequeathed her $60,000.
The Missouri supreme court says that
official stenographers must devote theft
own time to their official positions.
lack observatory has made many inter
esting observations of the new comet,
which is declared as not being Biela’s.
The New York Central road is sued fol
$40,000 damages by a woman whose be
trothed husband was killed in a wreck.
Two Italian brothers, under sentence of
death at Pittsburg, tried to dash outtheil
brains against the walls of their cell.
A school where students for the minis
try will study for their callings from liv
ing human types, will be established at
Chicago.
The Spanish agricultural council is
again discussing means for putting an
end to the ravages of phylloxera in Span
ish vineyards.
Mrs. John W. Foster has contributed
papers on ‘‘The Ancient Ruins of Mexi
co” to the Women’s Anthropological soci
ety at Washington.
The German emperor has started for Si
lesia on a shooting trip. He has, to ail
appearances, recovered entirely from his
recent attack of chilis.
The Cudahy Packing company has pur
chased the Harkinson plant at Sioux City,
la., and will increase its capacity, em
ploying 500 men regularly.
It is safe to say that the two widest
loved women in New York are Mrs. Cleve
land and Mrs. Custer, the widow of the
Indian fighter. These two women have
the spell of hearts.
In the suit biought by George C. Simon,
of New York, against Launing L. Perils,
of Chicago, to recover $25,000 for aliena
tion of his wife’s affections, the jury ren
dered a verdict of $5,000 for Simon.
Two directors of the Bank of Lisbon and
the chief of the finance department have
gone to Paris and London, it is alleged, to
secure a loan with which to meet pay
ment on the coupons of Portugal’s exter
nal debt.
Catharine Weed Barnes, of Albany,
will deliver an address before the x hoto*
graphic congress at the World’s Colum
bian exposition. Miss Barnes ranks as
the leading amateur photographer of the
country.
Miss Alma Onstatt, a beautiful young
belle of Springfield, Mo., permitted four
teen pieces of skin to be taken from her
leg to be grafted on her brother. She sub
mitted to the operation without taking an
anaesthetic.
W. H. Hughes, of Empire, Ga., and J.
W. Coffee, of Chauncey, Ga., had a quar
rel at Empire. Hughes made an assault
upon Coffee with a knife, cutting his
throat and killing him instantly. Hughes
escaped and has not been captured.
The King of Sweden has given permis
sion to his son and daughter-in-law, th<
Prince and Princess Bernadotte, to accept
the hereditary titles of “Count and Count
ess of Wisborg,” recently conferred upon
them by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
At a recent fire underwriters’ meeting
in New York, the most interesting thing
done was to decide that hereafter there
shall be no universal basis of state rate,
but that the base rate for each city ana
town shall depend upon its own record.
Acting Secretary Spalding has author
ized the entry at Baltimore of the steam
ship Braunschweig, of the North German
Llbyd line, from Bremen with 900 passen
gers, the majority of whom are immi
grants. The steamer produced a clean
bill of health.
At Clarksville, Ark., Henry Banks, a
colored farmer who had been absent from
home, returned and found his wife talk
ing to Joseph Perry, a neighbor. The en
raged husband pulled out a razor and lit
erally carved them to pieces. He cut the
limbs of his victims from their bodies.
The London Standard’s Berlin corres
pondent says The Boersen Courier de
clares that the alleged interview w’ith
Prince Bismarck, published in the Paris
Journal a few days ago, in which the ex
chancellor is quoted as saying he wanted
war with France in 1870, is a pure inven
tion.
At Chicago, a threatened strike of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers on
the “L.” owing to the employment of
non-union men and the discharge of
brotherhood men, was averted by General
Manager Barnes agreeing to reinstate the
men and to not employ the alleged incom
petent men.
In the South Carolina house of repre
sentatives a voluminous prohibition bill
has been introduced, prepared by a com
mittee of leading Prohibitionists of the
state. Its provisions are very strict. H
any prohibition bill is passed it will be
this one. A strong fight Will be mada
against the bill.
The celebration of the Parnellite victo
ry in the recent municipal election in
Limerick, Ireland, resulted in a serious
fight between the Parnellite and anti-Par
nellite factious. In the fight the skull oi
an anti-Parnellite by the name of Keogh,
was fractured. The police had great dif
ficulty in restoring order.
At Philadelphia, Samuel H. Fort, aged
30 years, son of a wealthy merchant com
mitted suicide by shooting in a West End
clubhouse. He left a letter addressed to
his father and mother, giving as his rea
son for the deed that he had been dissi
pating too heavily and rather than so con
tinue he would take his life. He said tha
step had been earnestly considered by
him and he found no other way to ceas®
his dissipation.
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