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t lhem, m.
ipton, Mo., Jan. 3. Special. The
r of Coclifcl &Uechtel, haidwnre mer
nfs and implement dealers, failed late
i night. Liabilities $8,000 to $10,C00;
its unknown. The firm is en old one
3 was supposed tobe strong and finan
lly solid. Its collapse is a great sur
ise to the community.
Barn Burned.
Tipton, Mo., Jan. 3. -Special J. E.
kinson's barn, one-half mile from town,
is burned at an early hour this morning,
ae building contained grain, two thresb
g machines, a hor-ie-power, binder and
ber implements. Loss unknown. The
?ildmg was uninsured, but the contents
tre well insured in the Washington, of
cslon. Mr. Atkinson was asleep with his
.niily in a house about fifty yards from
e burning barn, and knew nothing about
e Sre until daylight.
Respectfully Declines.
Chicago, Jan, 3. Joseph F. Tucker has
-iten a letter, declining the vice-presi-xcy
of th? Erie read, offered him tome
me ago. His reasons are p-rsonal and
e txpl-imidin his letter to President
g, of the Erie road.
Argument Heard. .
Chicago, Jan. 3. Arguments were heard
day by Judge .(xresham in the matter of
.plication by the Boston bon i holders of
2 Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis rail
id for the appointment of a permanent
,eiver. G o. F. Evans, assistant to the
sident of the road, was appointed by the
?ge a few days ago as temporary receiver
iding the final hearing to-d y
. -a, a"1! General Agents.
CliioBgo," Jan. 3. The gener.il agents in
tendance upon the Northwestern Traffic
socsation at Milwaukee, state that the
aestion of admitting the Wisconsin Cen
ral to the association was not considered,
fbe onl matter under discussion was some
iroposed change in the Iowa freight tariff,
intimaiion is made here that the Lacka
vanna has been cuttirg grain rates two
nd one half cents to the seaboard and that
rn consequence the Nickel Plte which has
een carrything freight out of this city has
Vd more business offered it than it could
ike care of.
Opinion of Stone.
Pitteburg, Pa., Jan 3- Judge Stone, of
he common pleas, filed an opinion this
l&rniug holding that the Pennsylvania
ank wfs operated under a private and
pecial charter and not under the state
anking act of 1850. This relievts the di
rectors of the bank of individual liability
pr sunne depositors. It will be fougb.'
.n the supreme Court.
Downed the Eftnk.
.ew xorK, Jan. 6. lesteraay morning
I no. H. DaVis & Co., Wall street bankers,
imployed W H. Develin, district telegraph
nessenger, to take $1,365 worth of coupons
and get them cashed at the Merchants Ex
change National bank. Dtvelin failed to
Return and Pinkerlon's detective agency
was employed to capture him. He was
trailed to the West Shore Railroad depot
here it was learned he hid taken the 6 p.
ai. train. Telegrams were sent to chiefs of
pohc along the line asking that Develin be
intercepted. Chief Wright, of Syracuse,
jeifgrsphed that he had arrested Develin
this morning and found. $1050 of the,sto
lea.HKney on him. Wm. Wilson, an ac
"csmpiice of Develin, was c pt nred this af
tefeoon. He had $266 of Davis & Co's
:$ Wyoming w earner.
Rawlins, Wyo., Jan. 3. There is no
ow to obstruct the range ot D.'arbon
, or within 100 miles of Rawlins as a
Sweet Water valley is com
snow, JSo slock is av-
amongr trail cattle.
in Northern Wv-
burnal specials
rfeet deep in
river as
n this
Dr. Lucas Fined for Practicing
Illegally Five Lynchers
are Arrested.
Chicago, Jan. 3. Judge Smith, in the
supreme court today heard arguments in
the case of the state board of health against
Dr. Lucas. He is charged with practicine
medicine without license. The board h&v"
ing revoked the certificate. The defenseheld
that the board once passed upon the elegi
bility of a practitioner to do business, they
had. no further power over him and could
not revoke their license. Judge Smith held
they could and fined the doctor $50. An
appeal was taken and the case will go to
the supreme cout
The sheriff of this connty, under a war
rant issued by W. L. Orr, of this city, last
night, proceeded to Blakesburg and ar
rested Daniel Anderson, Wm. Anderson, J.
Fisher, George Fisher and Floyd Chiches
ter, and brought them to this city to-day.
They are charged with the murder of
Pleasant Anderson, hung by lynchers on
the niht of the 29tn ult. The men ar
rested are said to le those who seized Pleas
ant Anderson at his father-in-law's hotel
and took him to a school house, where a
mock trial was held. The defendants
waived examination and gave bail in the
sum of $5,000 each. The two Andersons
arretted are cousins of Anderson who was
South Abingdon, Mass., Jan. 3. The
Standard File company of North Hanson,
was petitioned into insolvency by creditors.
Oauee, Hard. Times.
Concord, N. H , Jan. 3. Ford & Kimball,
proprietors of the largest iron foundry in
this city, on account of dull times, dis
charged all but five emp'oyts 10-night.
Trouble Ahead.
Columbus, O., Jan. 3. All is reported
qaiet to-dy at noou among the strikers in
the Hocking valley, although trouble is
anticipated to-night.
A Deep Out.
Fall Biver, Mess., Jan 3. It is under
stood that the J-5oard of Trade has decided
to cut wages ten per cent.
The Merino mill made a reduction of
fifteen per cent, in the wages of operatives.
Out Again.
Dover, New. Hampshire, Jan. 3. Nor
way Plains "Woolen Manufacturing com
pany of Rochester, New Hampshire, an
nounced a cut of ten per cent on regular
day labor, and fifteen per cent on opera
tives working by the piece.
Fish and Fish Esrga.
New York, Jan. 3. The eggs of the
famous Loch Leven trout which arrived
Thursday from Scotland, will be shipped
soon to the United States hatchery at
Northville, Michig in. Nwct week will ba
shipped 30,000 eggs of our lake trout, 25,
000 while fish and as m tny brook trout, lo
the National Fishcultural association of
Lcndon; 10,000,000 white fish eggs to the
Deutsche Fisuhere Yereiu of Berlin ; 500,
000 white fish eggs to Berne, Switzerland.
Rates Reduced.
Milwaukee, Jan. 3. At a meeting of the
t j.i 11
reureseutau vts ai me railways operating in
j.owa iip-iu in ibis ciiy, a resolution was
adopted in accordance with the expressed
wish of the general managers of the sev
eral lines, reducing grain rates from sta
. - T . f- 1
uons in xowa 10 nicago ana points in
common therewith as follows, per hundred
poynds: Where the rate is fifteen cents or
less, one cent: sixteen to twenty ijents in-
elusive, two cents; tweniy-one to viveutv
four inclusive, two and a half ceuts; iwenty-
nvc or over, tnree cents. I'he reduction will
go into effect next Monday.
The Iron and Steel Reyiew.
Philadelphia, Jan. 3. A review of the
iron trade of this country and abroad,
has just been completed by James M.
Ssvarfc, secretary of the American Iron and
Steel association Hesas:
In the United S'ates the demand for the
leiaing articles in iron ana steel is Jess ir.
1884 than in 1883. We made lessp'g iron
and bar iron, fewer steel rails, less steel for
miscellaneous purf OKS, fewex krgs of nails.
and prices fell as the demand receded
Ouly on steel rails has there been any re
covery irom tue lowest prices o the year,
and even here the recovrj-y is slight.
The Iron Olad Contract.
Chicago, J ah. 3.r-A copy of the Iron
Glad contract is published here, which the
miners in the employ of the Hocking Val
ley company are compelled to siem. The
contract runs for a year and binds the
miners to abide by such rules and regula
tions as the company may promulgate and
not to be absent without leave. The com
pany agrees to pay fifty cents a ton for coal
mined and properly screened. The miner
stipulates that he will not join any strike
orjoih any combination to secure an ad
vance in wages, and if he violates any of
the pnmsions ot the contract he forfeits
all claims for coal mined and not paid for.
Refuse Dictation.
New York, Jan. 3. A strong m vement
on the part of the Dry Goods Clerks asso
ciation in Grand street, backed by the la
bor unions, to obtain complete ma3tery of
the situation, now that the discharge of
holiday employes is at hand, resulted,
sterday, m counter current that presages
ir, trouble, lhe police were called upon
committee 01 mercnanis to protect
property in the event ot a general
Tofday the streets swarmed with
ivli'6 feared trouble. The holidays
rer lhe employers have assumed the
ot defiance towards the claims of
rks that nas aroused bitter re?ent-
the Clerks association demanded
yers Id keep in employ the hands
in laer jniaaie oi jNovemoer
t the dull aeoson to March with-
warn, Tae Merchants yes-
lved Iq stand together and resist
a of the Clerks, association and
ion. -
Will Swing.
Harisburg, Pa, Jan. 3. Gov. Patteaon
issued a warrant for the hanging of Dr.
Albert G. Gearaen, the wife poisoner,
Thursday, March 5tb.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 3. An incendiary
fire at West Lafayette, Ohio, last night de
stroyed Kedhard's drug store and Aron
holt's grocery. Loss, $30,000; insurance,
Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 3. This morning,
a telegraph messenger boy, named Wm. F.
Devline, was arrested on a West Shore
train for stealing $1,300 from a New York
stock broker.
A Bookkeeper Shoots Himself!.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 3. Joseph P. Mc
Kenney, of the wholesale house of Tapp
Bros. & Co., suicided by shooting himself
in the head. It is rumored that he is a de
faulter and the books are bring investigated.
ARaginsr Blaze.
Pittsburg, Jan. 3. Fire broke out this
morning in Braddock, Pennsylvania, in the
saloon of Pat Device. Eight housesghave
been burned and more are in danger. The
fire cannot be controlled as water cannot
be had. The loss so far is from $12,000 to
Only $10,000 BaiL
Chicago, Jan. 3. Jmes Yattaw, other
wise known as "Black Jack," Yattaw,
under indictment for the murder ot Wm.
Currao while serving a deputy United
States marshal on election day, was to-dsy
released on $10,000 bail.
One of the Buzzards.
Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 3. John Lippin
cott, one of the netorious Buzzard gang, was
arrested at Columbia list night by a rail
way officer while stealing a ride on the
train. He had in his possession a sntchel
containing twenty-eight walchts, stolen
from the store of Dauirl B. Shtffer, at
Bowmacsville, November 28th.
Kansas City, Jan. 3. Miss Valentine
Byer, aged 30, living at 221 West Four
teenth street, committed suicide this morn
ing by hanging. Her act was the result
ot an unrequited attachment for a young
German, who recently became engaged lo
marry auother woman. Deceased was . a
dressmaker, and came he.e from Germany
four years ago.
Not Apprehended.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 3. Bristol tunnel
near Shawnee on the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, which was burned by the stiikers
early yesterday morning cannot be used
for the passage of trains. The tunnel which
is about 1,000 feet long has solid walls of
coal on either side which are still burning.
Three or four hundred feet of the tunnel
has caved in. The incendiaries have none
of them been apprehended slh they did their
work in dtBguise and cannot be identified.
The Hocking Valley Railroad company will
this afternoon put into effect an order pro
hibiting the congrrg-ting of idle men
about their depots ?nd freight yards.
Officer Sentenced.
Cincinnati, Jan. 3. Police Lieutenant
Mullen was sentenced in the United States
court to twelve months in the Clark county
jail, for imprisoning in the Hammond
street police station house, a number of
voters and preventing them from voting.
At the prisoner's rques1, sentence was
changed to mr.ke the place of impris.mmt-nt
A portion of the Springer invstigaung
committe to inquire into Marshal Wright's
appointment 01 deputy marshals at the
October election, has arrived. Theiuvesti
tion will begin Monday.
The Knife Ajrain.
St. Louis, Jan 3.-At 11 o'clock y s'.er
day morning an altercation took place in
the cigar stoie of Henry Lowe, 2414 South
Broadway, between Gus Lowe and Edward
Macluner, in which the letter received an
ugly knife cut across the left arm, severing
the trlery and vein. Dr. Thompson, who
dretsed the wounded man's wound, pro
nounced it dangerous, and the use of his
arm will be suspend d for a length of time.
He was taken to his home, 321 Lespear
ance street, and the utter was arrest-d by
Officer O'Conuors, but was released shortly
after nard, as Macluner refused to prose
cute him.
Short at One End.
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 3. Jas. C. Scrug
ham, teller and assistant cashier of the
Lexingtou City National bank defaulted
for about $30,000 and fled to Canada, He
has been taking money by piecemeal for
months and covering hia tracks by false
footings of addition. He only fled when
BankiExaminer Get t man came to examine
the bank books on its application for a
twenty years renewal of the charter. Scrug
ham bet heavily for Blaine and also specu
lated in stocks. He is about thirtv. has a
wife and two children, whom he left here.
He was a'so a member of the Main Street
Christian church. He left a note for the
bank examiner saying, M am $37,000 short
and am off for Canada. You need not look
for me nor the money." It is thought the
defalcation will exceed $40,000.
told "if you move an inch I'll blow your
heart out." Meanwhile the other passen
fere concealed watches and other valuables
in their boots and were beginning to re
cover from the demoralization. The robbers
noticed this and suddenly left the car and
jumped from the train while going at full
Socialists on the Warpath. .
Chicago, Jan. 3. It is understood that
the fact has been clearly disclosed that a
number of armed companies of socialists
are regularly drilling in this city and that
thejr number about 700 men. They are
equipped with breech loading rifles and
drill according to Prussian tactics. The
entire practice is contrary to the state law.
In view of this fact and owing to recent
threats by some of the socialists leader,
volunteer guards have been placed in one
of the armories of the national guard.
In speaking of the matter editorially to
day the Times says : "It is rather an un
pleasant condition of things when it is
found necessary to guard the city armories
against apprehended attacks from men who
who are engaged in secretly dri ling and
whose annouueed purpose is pillage, arson
and murder. It is stated that a small num
ber of militia volunteers, possibly squads
of ten, are on the watcn nightly at the
armory of the First regiment to protect it
against these anticipated attacks. If this
be the fact there is scandalous state ot
affairs in existence. It is not the duty of
the members of the militia, who get no
pay themselves, lo perform extra work,
sitting up nights to guard the property of
the state. If such work i3 necessary to be
done the state ought to order it to be done
and pay for it. One of the first things
which should be done is to have the mat
ter investigated and if it ba found that
men are drilling in secret for an ille
gal purpose they should be put under the
aupervision of tbe police just as if they
were burglais or assassins planning the
death of a citzen."
Probably New Hands.
Wilnuneton, Delaware. Jan. 3. A
special to Every Evening gives tbe particu
lars of a robbery oi the Oxford accommoda
tion train of the Baltimore Central road
last night. Two men unknown, boarded
the train at Rising Sun, Indiana, having
bought tickets for Sylmar Station three
miles distant The train consisttd of two
m 1
pHgsenger cars. JLne roDDers emerea the
tram at the rear and passed through tbe
ast car without molesting the passengers.
They passed into the forward car, pointing
a pistol at the head 01 each passenger in
urn, and demanded "your money or
we." When a brakeman entered the car f
and wu abnvt to' null the hll mn rm.
I toItk was painted at bis breast and he was
Ward Weakens.
New York, Jan 3 There was further
hearing 10-day bfoiee the refere on applies"
tion of Jerome B. Chafiee, Buck G.-aut's
father-in-law, to determine the ti le t sreu.
rities to the amount of $500,000, placed in
lhe hands of the younger Grant an l bv him
turned over to the firm of Grant & Ward.
The examination of U. S. Grant, jr., w.-s
resumed. He had decided to mike nn as
signment, but tried to get back the securi
ties in question to put them into the genera,
fund of tbe estate and then make tie as
sigr.ment. The securities were secured be
fore tbe assignment, and then the witness
quietly held them and waited until Daivie
made a demand, when witness surrendered
the keys of the safe and box. Witness had
one or two months ago received and cor
rected the contract account received
from Ward since the assignment and
witness hsd corrected and returned
the sime. On that account the new
erasures of the amount of checks paid to
Chtffee. Everything in the account was in
th hand writing of Ferdinand Ward.
Witness had never. known any government
contract or direct dealings with the gov
ernment. Witness saw Ward the da? after
he failure and rsked him about affair.
Ward's nerves were unstrung and he cried
a great deal. Ward said he had ben a
very great r.iscal. That he had robbed
every member of my family. Thar be had
robbed us totally and he humbly admitted
it. "I told him in reply," said the wit
ness, "that I believed he was a scoundrel,
and the most he could do would be to tell
the truth." He lock the Chaffe funds as
late as November, because he would have
failed then if he had not.
Witness had no idea of the magnitude of
the so called government contracts until
af'er the failuie. Up to the the day of the
failure he believed the firm to be rich. He
looked over the surplus, which was large,
and his personal amount was a great one.
Fish, Grant and Ward were the first mem
bers. Witness put in $100000 cash, and
suppossd Ward and Fish did, but has sirc
fonnd that Ward put up worthless securi
ties and Fish put in a note of Ward's. The
monthly statements of profit were made out
by Ward and handed the members of the
firm. Witness supposed his Dart was to
find business, but soon found it reduced lo
positiou of doing njlhing. General Grant
seldom comes to the offices but each month
would ask how we were getting alon?.
Ward was the man who acted for tlis
Ojfa day in Ward's absence, ituss or
dered a purchase of stock for the firm.
Ward came in and said I had no right to
do so and the order was assumed by me
personally. It resulted in a loss of 56,000
in one day. Laughter. Chaffee securi
ties. $100,000 government, lour perc-nt?,
$125,000 railway bonds and $70,000 in
mining stock were sent from Chaffee to
witness to be kept in his box. The wifo of
witnes3 drew interest on the govern
ments, having- power of attorney from
her father, Chaffea. The first year
of witness' marriage hi9 wife thus realized
$16,000 and last year $27,00), the amount
being increased by reason of profits and
investments of the previous income from
such source. The so called contracts, Ward
said, were of his own workiug up and he
would guarantee any one who put in mon
ey, nd he took witness down into some
vaults and showed a private box of his
packed with securities to the amount,
Ward said, of $1,500,000. Witness loaned
Ward $150,000 before he got $100,000 of
Chaffee, May 20, 1S83 Chaffee gave a
check for $100,000 to witners, who loaned
it to Ward with a receipt guaranteeing
proflts. Adjourned.
Hubbell for Speaker.
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 3. Theodore Eose
velt states that at a meeting of all tbe prin
cipal candidates for sneaker, held this af
ternoon, it was unanimously agreed that
Mr. Hubbell was the propar persoa to be
supported for speaker.
Another Contest.
Toledo, O., Jan. 3. Hon. jFrank Hard
to-d-y sTsd a formal notice of contest
upon Hon.. Jacob HomeYa.
elect fro 83 this coogrtsaioial district, male-
Miiw, iQusiiaa-
Uoa aad corruption.
Washington, D. C., Jan. 3. The recent
criticism br some of the republican mem
bers of congress upon Gov. Cleveland's
civil service letter, were made the topic of
an Associated Press interview with Prof. J.
M. Gregory, of the civil service commission,
to-day. In response to the first inquiry he
said :
'Yes, I have read carefully Gov. Cleve
land's letter to George Wm. Curtis, and it
seems to me an honest expression, a sincere
and settled conviction with no hidden
meaning and no contemplated
afterthought. The paragraphs relating
to those who have used their
place for party purposes, which, to some of
his critics, appeared to be a designed loop
hole for the wide partisan proscription, are
altogether too large and plain for such con
struction. They are so open, frank and
fearless as to forbid all thought of their
hiding anything sinister and malignant. It
is true, by the strained interpretation of
ihese paragraphs, that a large majority of
the republicans in office might be brought
under condemnation and ousted from their
places, and this would probably be true
also of thousands of d mocrats who have
doubtless gained office already under civil
service rules, and who probably supported
by word and vote the candidates of their
pary. To charge the president-elect with
intending such a proscription, is to accuse
him of using words most irony in a letter
addressed to some of his most influential
supporters and fort-most friends of civl
service reform and his prospective udinin
iotratiou. Question His not this letter dne very
much to quiet the apprehension of clerks
in the government employ ?
Answer Most certainly, but it is most
welcomed by the earnest and patriotic
friends of this great cause of reform,
who look with dread upon any
return lo spoil the system. It is natural
that persons in office should see in it the
only roini-e of protection and that office
seekers on the other hand should regard it
as hostile to their hopes. But its true sig
nificance is far above the personal consid
erations ot its and outs. It is evident the
hatetul and dangerous spoils system of of
fice getting and office holding can be root
ed out only by persistent efforts, successive
administrations and perhaps successive
parlies. It was given to the republican ad
ministration to Legio the work andPresident
Arthur and his cabinet deserve well their
country that they have so nobly met the
demands oi duty without he-iuiioa. They
have opened great departments and larg2
offices of the country to lhe most meritori
ous. Without question as to party charac
ter, President Arthur's hearty- and mag
nanimous support ol this reform will mike
h s dminisfration as famous in history as it
has made it popular among the best of
his living countrytuen, but it needs equally
the hearty and msguanimous efforts and
sacrifices of his 5-uccessor, and ihe demo
cratic party, in its turn, to fully extripate
tne accurseu upas tree 01 the patronage
system. Their efforts Governor Cleve
land's letter fairly promises and in this
light I accept it in the full breadth of its
frank assertion. If it is carried out in its
letter and spirit it will place its author
nigh m the list ot the best presidents of
me repuDiic.
Tne Randall Party.
Nsshville, Tenn., Jan. 3. Hon. Samuel
J. Kendall and party arrived here in a
special coach from Birmingham this morn
ing. The party only remained a few min
utes, and left on a special train for Chatta
nooga. Large numbers of prominent citi
zens of f urfreesboro and Ruthford county
gathered at the depot, and when train bear
ing the distinguished party arrived the air
was filled with deafening cheers. Mr. Ean
dall came forward and in a few remarks
thanked the people for the kindly manner
in which he had been received. A grand
handshaking ensued. The train also stopped
at B41e Buckle, War Trace, Tullahoma
and Cowan, at all of which pl;cs large
crowds had gathered and where Mr. Ran
dall and McAdoo made speeches and were
Joudly applauded.
- !. A .
Chicago Chat. -
Chicago, Jan. 3. The directors of the
Chicago Board of Trade this afternbon
adopted a repcrt completely exonerating
John H. Milnee from the allegation that
he had been furnishing market quotations
to a firm which, it was alleged, was
enzag(d in the bucket shop business.
John McCullough. the tragedian, arrived
here this afternoon, and said he was here
merely for a visit.
The county grand jury this afternoon re
ported owing a 1 ck of time thy were uu
able to make a report upon the alleged
election frauds in the Eighteenth ward.
Lunacy Snow.
Denver, Jan. 3.Proceeding8 in lunacy
commenced to-day against Wil'itms, niaa
ager of the Priva'e Foundlings svlum at
which three young children recently died
for want of medical attention. Williams
and his assistant believed solely in the
power of prayer for the care ot the sick.
No through trains from the east have
arrived on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe road since Friday morning. The dely
is caused by a snow blockade near Speark
ville, Kas. It is expected the blockade
will be raised to-night.
Civil Service.
Chicago, Jan. 3. The Chicago civil ser
vice reform league, at a session held to-day,
decided to send delegates to the state capital
this winter to urge the passage of a civil
service law for Illinois.
The Alumni Association.
Boston. Jan. 3. About a hundred mem
bars of tne Alumni association, represent
ing the higher institutions of learning for
women to-day discussed subjects of interest
to college bred women ana elected pres
ident of the association Miss Alice E. Free
man, president of Wellesley college.
Barthquak at Home.
Lconia,N. H., Jan. 3. A shock of
earthquake, lasting half a minute, was felt
in Lacc-flia Friday night. It passed from
north to south, accompanied by a rumbling
To the Irish RepublicansHe,
Admonishes Them to Takei
Heart. c
New York, Jan. 3. The following ad
dress was issued to the Irish Republicaa
League of the United States.
Fellow Co unts yxen: No w that the
great political contest through which the
country has recently passed is ended and the
people once more resumed ordinary Avoca
tions and settled down to every day busi
ness of life it may not be out of place to
address you and partly sum up the result
of your noble labors in the cause, equal
rights to all men and protection to Ameri
can labjr and American industries. You
have cjiuse to feel proud of the results of
your patriotic fight, evea though victory
has not crowned your efforts. You have
demonstrated that you are
above pnrty prejudices, disdaining the
control of political bosses .and able to
think and act for yourselves. When the
iuterest of your race and the welfare of
your adopted country are involved, your
heroic action has proclaimed to American
people that the Iri-ih vote is no longer in
the pockets of politicnl demagogues, warn
ing them not of oar race, who peddled and
bartered it to gIn their selfish and un
worthy ends. Look back to the days of
slavery the wages of tabor then and now.
The nation's prosperity during these twenty-four
years is aa administration to civil
ization and is, in a very great measure, due
which has been the cause of lifting into
prominence the west and south as manu
facturing centres, as well as extending
those at the north and east. Shall these in
dustries be allowed to suffer from the
machinations of free traders, backed by the
influence of British -gold? Even now from
all sides -come doubt and uncertainty
Many of our factories are running on half
time, while numbers of others are liable to
be shutdown at any moment. Trade of all
kinds is depressed, caused in part by over
production and in part by doubt and un
certainty as to what action that party
who are about to assume charge of
our national affdrs, may take
m regard to our tariff laws. Now that we
htve sustained defeat and happen to be, for
the time baing, in the ranks or the minori
ty, let us show or manhood and s eadfast
adherence to the priuciple. Lit us re -organize
and stand brayelv, resolutely on
go rdt The enemy i? still in pur front,
and Enslish; intrieue are at worlc in nn?
midaU They have gained a foothold ai
re a ly in the country, n f act made manifest
bv the exultation of English journals over
the result of the late election. We need no
other warning than this to stimulate us to
renewed vigilance and action. Let us, then,
organize in every state of the Union. Now
is the time . to show our patriotism
and prove that it is not mere emoluments
of office that inspire us to action. Let us
show to our f How citizens we are men to be
trusted and that we have the true interests
of the country at heart. Although, we
have Koan rlofoo f r? otill tUn. n.mnUl f
wh ch we strugeled so manf ally, are deep
ly geated in the hearts of the American
people, and will yet be vindicated by the
free exercises of the ballot at the polls. All
clubs wishing to affiliate with the league
shouli at once get into communicatioa
with the secretary, Hon. Richard J, Fan
ning, Columbus, Ohio, who will furnish
them with the necessary instruments for
Signed. M. Kertot,
Chairman. New York.
Eicahbd J. Fanning,
Secretary, Columbus, Ohio.
Paid the Gash.
Galveston, Jan. 3. A Galveston News,
Dallas special says Coburne andEwing, of
Kansas City, purchased the if unsen ranche
in Northwest Texas, consisting of a 100,000
acres and twenty five heads of cattle and
over seventy-five miles of wire fence. The
price paid is $800,000.
A Disastrous Fire.
Plymouth, Mass., Jan. 3. The fire which
started in the picker room works, Ply
mouth Ctrdage company thia afternoon,
proved the most disastrous that ever oc
curred in towu. The fire destroyed the
picker room building and two Urge manu
factures filled with machinery and com
bustible material The third factory was
saved by the utmost exertion of the fire
men. The operatives barely had time to
SAve their lives. Freeman Joyle, a
cripple in the picker room, was rescued
badly burned and will probably not recov
er; James O'Neal, bsdiv burned about the
hands and arms and Charles Peterson was
severely burned on the lindsand face.
The two large buildings burned were of
brick, five storie3 high, about 150 by 80
feat. There was a large quantity of im
ported hemp and manufactured stock on
hand. The loss to the company is about
$400,000 ; insured, $350,000 in the mutual
csmpanies of Boston. Some 200 hands are
deprived ofrk.
Badly Burned.
New York, Jan. 3. Tbe wife of Dr.
Walter M. Fleming was in her room this
evening and the lace curtain caught fire
from the gas burner. Mrs; Fleming, pull
ed the burning curtain down and attempt
ed lo trample out the flames. Her hair
and clothing caught fire which also extended
to the furniture. Her husband's
mother was lying ill aad help
less on the upper floor. Mrs.
Fleming closed the doors; so the old
lady might not "be alarmed. The lady sent
in a telegraphic alarm to the police and
fire department and plackily rang up the
servants, who succeeded i getting the -neighbors,
carrying Dr. Ftesaiia mother
out. The physician's wile was badly
burned about the face, and the dsjaaft to
tbe.faraitnra aid fxturaa is aatiMAUd t

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