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"WATERBUllY, CONN,; ..DECEMBER 6, 1887.
VOL. 1. NO. 2.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
' SCENES IN AND ABOUT THE NA
Mr. Carlisle's Speech on Assuming ; th
Speaker's Chair In the House -Kelley
Cox and Randall. Get Their Old Seati
Washington, Dec. 6. The Fiftieth con
gress was opened yesterday morning Ii
the presence of an immense throng of peo
The galleries at both ends of the buildinf
were crowded with visitors long before noon.
Even the diplomatic gallery of the senate
'was fall to overflowing. , Mrs. Cleveland, ao
panied by her mother and several ladies, ar
rived early and took reserved seats in i thi
senate gallery. ;
Old Capt. Bassett has been the guardian ol
the dignity and secrecy of the senate ; f 01
fifty-six years, but he says that he nevei
saw such a display of flowers as that in tb
senate yesterday morning. Baskets of reset
nd designs of every conceivable shape wen
'Scattered about on the desks of senators, anc
but very few were forgotten. ' . j.
Ju3t as the ponderous hands of the senate
clock met at the hour of noon President la
galls stepped to the hair and his gavel, de
scended. The babel of voices and con f us 3d
noises ceased instantly, and every senatoi
rose to his feet. The senate of the Fiftieth
congress was. in session, and with bowed
heads the senators listened to prayer by the
chaplain, Rev. Dr. Butler. President Ingalls
thon arose and directed the clerk to read the
certificates of election, appointments and
other papers received by the president pro
tempore since the adjournment of the last
session. ' :
The following papers were submitted and
read: Certificate of the governor of Florida
making temporary appointment of J. J.
Finlay as senator, from .March 4, 1887, until
the legislature should fill the vacancy caused
by the expiration of the term of Senator
Jones; certificate of the governor of Florida
of the election by the legislature of Samuel
Pasco; certificate of the governcsf New
Jersey of the election of Bufus iflodgett;
certificate of the governor of West Virginia
of the appointment by him of Daniel B.
Lucas to fill the vacancy caused by the ex
piration of the term of Senator Camden;
certificate of the governor of West Virginia
of a summary of the proceedings' by which
the legislature, in special session, elected
Charles J. Faulkner as senator to fill the
vacancy; credentials of William E. Chand
ler as senator from the state of New Hamp
shire. The protest of Daniel B. Lucas against the
administration of the oath of office to Daniel
J. Faulkner was ordered printed in The
Record. The privileges of the floor were
given to Mr. Faulkner pending the decision
of the contest. Mr. Hoar presented a me
morial of B. Winter and others in respect to
the seat of Senator Turpie, of Indiana,
which was referred to th-j oommittee on
privileges and elections. Mr. Turpie was
sworn in, however, and Mr. Faulkner is the
only senator who is not as yet qualified to
vote upon any question coming before the
senate. It is probable that Mr. Faulkner
will take his seat before the holiday recess.
It was interesting to study the new and
old senators as they strolled into the cham
ber just before 12 o'clock. Each had already
chosen a seat, and went to it at once the
old senators with an air of easy indifference,
and the new ones with more stiffness and
dignity. The new senator from Indiana, Mr.
Turpie, attracted as much attention as any.
He came in early, and took a seat beside Mr.
Voorhees. Both had baskets of flowers sent
them. Voorhees handled his, inhaled their
fragrance, and seemed pleased when he saw
the name of the donor. Mr. Turpie studi
ously avoided - looking at his flowers at
all. He is a good looking man,
large, strongly built, with a well
shaped head. His sandy gray beard, which
covers all his face, is clipped short, ajjd he
has a good crop of hair of the same color.
Were he thinner and a few years older he
would look not unlike John Sherman. Faulk
ner, of West Virginia, a good looking, stal
wart young man, sat on the outer row of the
Democratic side, nervously toying with his
watch chain. Behind him, almost hidden in
a big armchair, was a little square built
man, with large mustache, thick iron-gray
hair, and serious face. He wore a light
overcoat, and carried a summer style derby
hat. This was Mr. Lucas, whom the gov
ernor of West Virginia appointed as senator,
but who will probably not be seated.
The new senator from Pennsylvania, M. S.
Quay, is a handsome man. He has curly
black hair, carefully kept mustache to
match, correct features, and & compact
body, weighing about 200 pounds. He wore
a Loyal league badge in his buttonhole yes
terday, and kept very quiet, only occasion
ally whispering a word to his neighbor, A.
S. Paddock, the successor of the peculiar
Van Wyck. Paddock looks very much as he
did when a senator before, the only change
being that he has cut short his iron gray hair.
Pasco, of Florida, the successor of Jones,
of Detroit, looks like a country preacher.
He sat waiting his turn to be sworn without
moving even his eyelids. He is a small man,
with a sallow complexion and jet black hair
and chin whiskers. He wore a suit of old
time shiny broadcloth, and looked very
The biggest men physically who stood up
to ba sworn were Reagan and Coke,- of
Texaas, Hiscock, of New York, and the new
Mictiigan senator, Stockbridge. The latter
is large in every way, has a general Fal
staffian air, a huge gray beard, thick, bushy
hair of the same color, and when he laughs
he shakes all over.
When all the senators had been sworn in
Mr. Ingalls, the presiding officer, shook
hands gravely-with each, as though he had
never met them before. . .
The scenes in the house were a repetition
of those in the senate. There are four times
as many representatives as senators, and the
confusion, handshaking, noises, and flowers
were in a fourfold ratio. Dense crowds of
jostling people elbowed one another in the
corridors and on the stairways, and choked
up the doorways to all the galleries for an
. hour before the gavel fell. Within the hail
of the house the members who had not yet
been sworn in, and were not entitled to seats,
wandered about, new members in tow of old
ones undergoing the ordeal of introduction
. and handshaking, or strolling off into the
cloak room to join the smoking and laughing
groups. There were flowers every wh. e on
the desks of old members.
William W. Morrison is conspicuous by
his absence from this congress, but his place
Is filled by an able , old Republican named
Baker, whose first name is Jehu, and who is
a bad man to handle. He is a tall, large
framed man, with features much like those
of Andrew G. Curtin, of Pennsylvania, and
he wears a big, black stock altout his high
collar. - He looks quite the gentleman of the
old school, and he has a record. He has for
years been minister to Venezuela and other
. South American countries. He has been in
congress before, and he is as much , for pro
taction as Morrison was for free trade.
Holman. the great objector, took a seat at
near as be could get to the one .he held last
session. Holman does not change a bit from
year to year. He has the same rough, angu
lar face, the same rasping voice, and anothei
edition of the same suit of clothes witl
which he came to congress. He alwayi
wears a slouch hat and a black string neck
tie, and his suit is a business one.
After the roll call, to which 313 member!
answered to their names, the house proceeded
to elect a speaker. Hon. J. G. Carlisle wai
nominated by Mr. Cox (N. Y.), and Mr. Can
non (His.) nominated Mr. Thomas B. Reed,
Messrs. Randall, Mills, Long and McKinley
were selected as tally keepers by the cleric,
and the vote resulted as follows: Carlisle,
163; Reed, 148; Brumm, 2. The last twe
votes were cast by the Independent members,
Nicholls (N. C.) and Smith (Wis.) ,
Mr. Carlifte was then escorted to his desk
by Messrs. Cox and Reed amid hearty ap
plause. Mr. Kelly (Pa.) having administered
the oath, the speaker brought the house to
order with a tap of the gavel, and made a
brief speech. He thanked the gentlemen for
the honor they had conferred upon him, and
dwelt upon the apprehension be felt in assum
ing the duties of speaker for the third time.
He asked for their consideration and forbear
ance in his efforts to do his duty. Continuing,
he said: .-..----- -
"There ha3 scarcely ever been a time in our his
tory when the continued prosperity of our coun
try depended so largely upon legislation in con
gress as now, for the reason that the dangers
which at thisjjme thteatehth commercial anil
industrial Interests of the people are the direct
results of laws which congress alone can modify
It must be evident to every one who has taken
even a partial survey of public affairs that the
time has come when a revision of our revenue
laws and a reduction of taxation are absolutely
necessary in order to prevent a large and danger
ous accumulation of money in the treasury.
Whether this ought or ought not to have be.n
done before Is a question which it would be use
less now to discuss. It is sufficient for us to know
that the financial condition of be government
and the private business of the people alike de
mand the prompt consideration of the subjects,
and the speedy enactment of some substantial
measure of relief. Unfortunately, wo are men
aced by dangers from opposite directions. While
a policy of non-action must inevitably result
sooner or later in serious injury to the country,
we cannot be unmindful of the fact that haty
and inconsiderate legislation on subjects more
or less affecting large financial and industrial in
terests might produce, temporarily at least, dis
turbances and embarrassments which a more
prudent course would entirely avoid.
Investments made and labor employed in the
numerous and valuable industries which have
grown up under our present system of taxation
ought not to be rudely disturbed by sudden and
radical changes in the policy to which they have
adjusted themselves; but the just demand of an
overtaxed people and the obvious requirements
of -the financial situation cannot be entirely
ignored without seriously imperilling much
greater and more widely extended interests than
any, that could possibly be injuriously affected
by a moderate and a reasonable reduction of
duties. No part of our people are more imme
diately or .vitally interested in the continuance
of financial prosperity than those who labor for
wazes. Upon them and their families must
always fall the most disastrous consequences of
a monetary crisis, and they, too, are always the
last to realize the benefit of a return to pros
perous - times. Their wages are always the
first to fall when the crisis comes, and the last to
rise when it passes away. Our effort should be
to afford the necessary relief to all without in
jury to the interests of any, and therefore that
course of legislation should be pursued which
wi.l guarantee the laboring people of the country
against the paralyzing effects of a general and
prolonged financial depression, and atthe same
time not interfere with their steady employment
or deprive them of any part of the just reward
of their toil. If this can be done and I believe
it can, if our deliberations are conducted with the
wisdom and patriotism which the gravity of the
situation demands this congress will have cause
to congratulate itself on an achievement which
promises peace and prosperity to the country for
many years to come. .
These remarks may be considered somewhat
out of the usual course, and perhaps, not entirely
pertinent to the occasion, but I believe you will
excuse them, gentlemen, because they relate to
subjects which, as we assemble here to-day, are
uppermost in the minds of all the people. On the
correct solution of the questions which these sub
jects necessarily involve may depend the fate
not only of political parties, but what is far more
important, the permanent welfare of the greatest
and most enlightened constituencies in the world.
Again I thank you, gentlemen, for the conspic
uous and honorable place to which you have
The speaker was loudly applauded, and
the new members were summoned to his
desk in bodies of twelve and, having quali
fied, took the oath of office. ,
The house was thenvcalled by states, and
the oath of office administered. The Illinois
men occupied the floor by themslves, as did
the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio dele
gations. The other states were -sworn in
groups of four or five each. Michigan and
Minnesota were sworn together.
The process of electing, officers of the
house was much as' usual, Mr. Cox offering
the resolution embodying the names adopted
by the Democratic caucus, and Mr. Cannon
offering A" amendment to substitute the
names selected by the Republican caucus.
Brumm, who was elected as a Republican,
created some surprise by offering a resolu
tion to substitute a list of officers headed by
Robert Schilling, of Milwaukee, for clerk.
The amendments were voted down without
division and the Democratic officers elected.
They came forward and the oath of office
was administered. Donelson, the defeated
doorkeeper, was the first to take his suc
cessor, Mr. Hurt, by the hand and congrat
ulate him. - -
In the drawing of seats in the house the
first chosen was that occupied by Gen. Gar
field during his last term in the house. It
is fourth in the second aisle on the Repub
lican side, just behind that always reserved
for Judge Kelley, the father of the house.
It was chosen by Mj. Davis, of Massachu
setts, who was lucky enough to get the first
choice. The scenes were amusing, as is
usual at these biennial violations of the dis
trict gambling laws. For three days the
reading clerks have been busy counting and
arranging the little ivory marbles with
which this game of chance is played. Some
have been lost, and from some the numbers
have become defaced. Some were dupli
cates and some were blanks. When they
were all cleaned, counted and proved they
were put into the little mahogany box, from
which the little blindfolded page draws them
one by one.
Just at 3 o'clock the battle of the marbles
in the box awakened anxiety in the breasts
of the new members, who were anxious to
get as well placed on the start as possible.
All tho desks were obliged to be vacated, and
the members stood crowded together in a
semicircle back of the lobby. By unanimous
consent Judge Kelley and Mr. Cox were
permitted to retain their old seats. These
were the only ones so favored, but an inti
mation from some one sitting near was all
that was necessary to prevent Mr. Randall's
seat from being taken, though it was the
only desirable seat left on the Democratic
side before his name was called. Mr. Breck
enridge, of Arkansas, one of the most active
kickers against the "Randall tyranny" was
among those called early, and he started for
the Pennsylvania seat, but on learning
whoso it was he turned aside and took a back
seat.'''';' v -';.:' v.",.
After the formalities of organization had
been concluded the first day's session of the
Fiftieth congress had passed into history, and
the two houaos adjoXirnfed until 12;30 tM?y.
THE ARMY 0FWKER8.
THE RECENT DISAFFECTION AMONG
THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
An Interview with General. Secretary
IJtchman His Opinion of the Malcon
tents The Revolt Insignificant Large
Accessions to the Order. 1
Philadelphia, Dec. 6. General Master
Workman Powderly was not at the head
quarters of the Knights of Labor yesterday.
A reporter who searched for him to ask his
views on the circular issued by the "Pro
visional committee" of the malcontents of
the order, laid the matter before General
Secretary Litchman and Secretary of the
Executive Board Hayes. Mr. Litchman,
after reading the circular, talked freely on
the subject of its effect on the order and its
"There is no longer any necessity," said
he, "for a member of the Knights to keep
the fact of his membership iu the order a
secret. Nor is there any necessity for these
men who pretend to have great strength in
this city to keep their identity a secret. No
names are attached to this circular, and
the public is not ready Ufegcepb the un
qualified statement of persons who decline
to ' let their identity be known. If the
men who are at the head of this movement
were delegates to the "general assembly
they know that the general executive
board was in no way responsible for the
large expenditure of money last year. They
must know that the expenditure was made
by order of the general assembly itself. ' The
payment of over $300,000 for settling bad
strikes was ordered by the general assem
bly, and the general executive board was
not consulted in the matter at all. Not only
was the fund set apart for such purposes
thus expended, but $150,000 of the general
fund went in the same direction."
Mr. Litchman characterized the reports that
the order was goingto pieces as ridiculous
and untrue. "We are3 getting hundreds of
letters daily from all sections of the country
assuring us that the movement against the
administration is getting no foothold in other
districts. Chicago and Philadelphia are the
circles in which the movement is strongest,
and if the order was to go all to pieces
in thosa two places the Knights of
Labor would scarcely feel it. ... It is
but a drop in the bucket." He then
produced records up to July 1, showing that
on that date there were 500,982 members in
good standing in the order. . The number'
now he estimated at not less than 550,000, in
round figures. Since July 683 new local
assemblies have been organized, 11 lapsed
locals have bwa reorganized, and over 1,000
have been reinstated, they having been sus
pended for various causes.
In conclusion Secretary Litchman said:
"They say they will not pay the per capita
tax, and yet they declare the work against
us shall be done within the order. Jan. 1
the usual notice of taxes due will be sent to
every assemby in the order. As was done
last year, this will be accompanied by a
notice that unless the money is paid within
forty days the assembly will be suspended.
I give them ten days over the tima given by
the constitution. Therefore, if-tUey don't
pay up the war upon us w $11 have to be made
outside of the order, and it will not take the
members long to recognize this fact."
5 Superior Marksmanship. . ' -
Boston, Dec. 6. F. E. Bennett, the ex
pert revolver shot, yesterday commenced his
trial match of shooting 100 shots a day with
an army revolver, at Walnut hill, to beat
Chevalier Paine's record of 841 points in six
days. He will continue to fire 100 shots a
day for six consecutive days, to settle a
heavy Wager. His score yesterday aggre
gated 8S6 points, 45 'points higher than Mr.
Paine's, and 9 points higher than his best
previous record. He secured 83 bull's-eyes.
A Youthful Fiend.
Jersey City, Dec. 6. Frederick. Riley,
10 years old, an inmate of the Home
of the Sisters of the Peace, was arrested last
night for cruelly torturing 3-year-old Thomas
Jones, another inmate of the institution. It
is alleged that Riley gagged Jones and then,
after removing his clothes, forced him down
on a red hot stove. Jones was rescued by
Sister Evanagelist. He is terribly burned,
and may die. Riley was always regarded
as a vicious fellow.'
National Republican Club Delegates.
WashiisQt6n, Dec, .6. -Tha Nation al it
publican club, of this city, last night selected
the following delegates to the national con.
vention of Republican clubs called to meet
in New York city on Dec. 15: A. M. Clapp,
president; Hon. Samuel Shellabarger, CoL
William P. Canaday, Maj. A. C. Richards,
Hon. Charles Pelham and H. W. Crossley.
Alternates: Frank Aldrich, S. P. Brown,
Clinton Rice, Matt Trimble and F. G. Bar
badoes. . ' ' - ' - -
Death of 'a Veteran Financier.
Morristown, N. J., Dec. 6. Gen. Samuel
I. Hunt died of apoplexy yesterday in this
city, aged 95 years. He was major general
of the First division, New York State
miljia, many years ago. He was a noted
financier, and has for forty years been a
director in the Tradesman's National bank
of New York.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS CONDENSED.
John L. Sullivan is drawing large and
profitable houses in England.
Judge Cowing, of the New York court of
general sessions, postponed passing sentence
on John Most, the Anarchist, until Thurs
day, when application for a new trial will be
made. . -
Twenty persons were injured iu Teeswater,
Ont. While attending an auction sale of
furnitnre a floor gave way and seventy peo
ple, together with a quantity of goods, were
precipitated into a cellar nine feet below.
"Mistook him for a bear and killed him."
This is what Thomas Nephew, of Superior,
Wis., told the sheriff on delivering himself
up. He was looking for game. He saw an
object and fired. Then he discovered he had
shot a young woodsman. '
Theodore Sabosky, a 'Hungarian laborer,
is declared to have been robbed and mur
dered in the Moosic mountains, north of
Scranton, Pa., where his body was found on
Sunday afternoon. .
Mrs. Phelps, of Odin, His., blew her brains
out in the presence of her children. No
cause was assigned for the desperate deed.
A saloon owned by Stevenson Brothers in
Cutler, Ind., was ftown up by giant powder
on Sunday morning. The explosive had
been put in oyster cans. ,
Jacob Terrman died in Ishpening, Mich.,
from the effects of a clubbing administered
by Oscar Isaacson, a Finn, about a. week
ago. Isaacson is under arrest.
Robert Johnson, alias Nichols, an accom
plice of Harry Lestrange, the murderer, and
Robert Wilson, alias Clark, were captured
in New York just after having committed a
burglary. . i 'i ' . . ' ' s-
The evidence in the trial of E. L. Harper,
vice president of the Fidelity National bank,
showed the largo Overdrafts which helped
wreck the bank. t
A : LONG . TRAMP. ENDED..
A Man Who Walked for Nearly Four
v Tears Without, Ceasing:. . J i
Wabash, Ind., Dec. 6,-k-John Snyder, the
famous walking man of Blackford county,
died at his-home at Mill Grove Sunday night.
Snyder had been afflicted with a nervous
disease, which rendered it impossible for
him to remain quiet,, save when he slept.
For nearly four years he ate, and sometimes
6lept, while on his ceaseless tramp, and he
literally walked himself to death. It is said
that he walked 20,000 miles on his long tramp.
His case utterly baffled the physicians, who
contented themselves with predicting that
he would not survive the year. Until
recently Snyder had been in excellent health
and bouyaat spirits. Six months ago, how
ever, he began to fail, and during the past
few weeks his step lagged, he grew pale and
haggard and refused to talk. His limbs began
to swell last month and he was troubled with
vArivwA veins. " -.vv ""
-Another and last effort to prevent him
from walkincr - was made, but ft n roved
unsuccessful, he growfng frantic ' when J
restrained. He weakened, very rapidly dur
ing the past week, but- Retained the use of
his limbs almost to tho la$U
Suyder was perfectly- conscious at his
death, and recognized bitf friends.' Until he
began realizing on his lnArmity he was very
poor, but his dime -museum engagements
netted him nearly $13,000 ;
.A Big Haul by- Burglars. '
Bangor, Me., Dec. 6, Peter Bennett, a
wealthy and miserly farmer, resides at New
port, and with him lives1 his granddaughter
and her husband. Mr. Bennett is 80, years
old and is reported to be" worth some $75,000,
and having distrust of -savings banks has
always kept a large amount of money in the
house. Sunday night Bennett's grand
daughter's husband was roused by the report
of a pistol. Hastily dressing, he got out of a
window and ran to the. residence of Mr.
Bennett's son, half a male away. Arousing
young Bennett, they returned to the house,
where they found the elder Bennett lying on
the floor in a pool of blood. Bennett was
restored to consciousness when it was learned
that robbers had beaten him and escaped
with $32,000 in bills and gold. -, .
: The Old, 011 Story.
Dublin, Dec. 6. Eig:hj; persons who were
present at the famous midnight meeting at
Woodford were tried and sentenced at this
place yesterday to terms of imprisonment
varying iu duration. Mr. Bowles, counsel
for the defendants, characterized the pro
ceedings as farcical, - whereupon he was
ejected from the court. ,J After his expulsion
be addressed a large crowd which assembled
in the street, imd refused to desist when
ordered to do so by the police. The con
stabulary then charged upon the crowd,
using their batons freely, and dispersed it.
Several persons were badly hurt.
, To Reply to Cardinal Gibbons.
Baltimore, Dec. The Presbyterian
ministers of this city . at their ' meeting yes
terday, discussed the article published in the
October number of The North American
Review by Cardinal Gfobons, in which he
sfiys that the public , school system of
America is so vicious -as to endanger the
stability of the government. The cardinal
was made the subject of: no complimentary
remarks. Finally, Rev. Andrew D. Cross
was appointed to prepare a paper in reply to
the views and opinions of Cardinal Gibbons
as expressed by him 4n the above mentioned
article.' " '
Reducing Production in Reading.
Reading, Pa., Dec. 6. Commencing this
week the production of the Reading stove
works is reduced one-third, thereby throwing
a number of hands out of employment. The
largest lapweld furnace in the pipe mill of
the Reading iron works has shut down, sus
pending fifty more men indefinitely, making
a total of 200 hands discharged within a few
days. Only half time is being made at
present at Mcllvain & Sons' large boiler
plate works, and other manufacturing es
tablishments in this city have had their oper
ations curtailed, owiLg to the dullness of
At Sea Without a Navigator.
Baltimore, Dec. 6. The schooner Will
iam M. Hines, which was thought to have
been lost at sea, arrived in port yesterday.
She left Baracoa Nov. 11 for Baltimore. On
Nov. 19 her captain, Robert H. Clarke, died
at sea and was buried on No Name Key, one
of the small islands of th3 Bahama group.
The mate who engaged for the trip having
Heserted, the xleath of tbecaptain left her
without any one acquaintedwith naviga
tion, and it was only by sheer good luck that
Andrew Snial, .a Norwegian, one of the
crew of six men, succeeded in making this
Prk " '
Great Britain's Dead Diplomat.
London, Dec. 6. Richard Bickerton
Pemell Lyons, whose death has been looked
for for some time past, died yesterday. He
was the only surviving son of the first Lord
Lyons, who was raised to the peerage for
gallantry while commanding Great Britain's
naval forces -at the storming of SebastapoL
The dead diplomat was a bachelor, and the
title dies with him. Lord Lyons had beeu
in the foreign service of Great Britain for
nearly half a century. He will probably be
buried in the Arundel family vault at Arun
del Castle, Sussex, the seat of the Duke of
Killed by an Electric Shock. -
Lyons, N. Y., Dec. 6. Elmer E. Wood,
manager of the Canandaigua Electric Light
company, was killed by an electric shock in
that village Sunday evening. Noticing that
an electric lamp on the street did not burn
clearly, he attempted to fix the carbon. His
kid glove was wet, and, coming in contact
with the magnetized part of the lamp, he re
ceived a terrible shock. He dropped un-'
conscious upon the ground, where he was
picked up a moment later and breathed his
last. The only mark upon him was a small
hole in his thumb.
A Malicious "IJttle Wanderer."
Boston, Dec. 6. Charles Bailey, a 13-year-old
orphan, who was sent by the managers
of the Home for Little Wanderers, by which
institution he had been sheltered for some
time previous, to the farm of Henry Brown,
in Chesterfield, Me., has been returned by
Mr. Brown because oS the malicious char
acter of the lad. Mr. Brown's residence and
an adjoining barn were burned, causing a
loss of $5,000, and. the boy confessed the
crime. ' ' ' -
' '. A Murderous Colorado Mob.
Gypsum, Colo., Dec. 6. The citizens of
this place were aroused Sunday by the
sounds of pistol shots and the tramping of
horses. Upon reaching the street they found
about fifty armed men in possession, who
expressed a desire to wipe the town out of
existence. - A pitched battle ensued between
the citizens and the mob.- The fighting lasted
over an hour, and in the melee three citizens
and two of the mob were killed. - ' -
Killed by an Explosion.
Youngstown, O., Dec. 6. A boiler, burst
in the Hubbard rolling will yesterday and
killed Fireman -William Soiferi The explo
sion caused heavy - damageand causes lbs
mill to be idle for two weeks.
THE KANSAS LIQUOR CASES BEFORE
THE SUPREME COURT.
Selling Intoxicating Uqaors is Jfot On
of the Inalienable Rights of an Ameri
can Citizen Society May Protect IUelf
from the Influences of the Bam Traffic.
Washington, Dec. 6. Justice Harlan de
livered the opinion of the court yesterday
in the two so called prohibition cases of
Joseph Mugler, plaintiff in error, vs. The
State of Kansas, and in the case of the State
of Kansas vs. Herman Ziebold and others,
affirming the judgment of the lower court In
the two Mugler caws and reversing the judg
ment in the Ziebold case. The effect of this
opinion is to declare valid the prohibition
laws of the state of Kansas, and is, of course,
a victory for the Prohibitionists.
The court said that the case came up under
the laws of Kansas declaring the main
tenance of a building for the manufacture
and sale of intoxicants a misdemeanor. It
was contended that this law was unconstitu
tional, because it abridged the rights of
citizens of property without due process of
law, the building used as a brewery being of
little value for any other purpose.. . . .
. Justice Harlan said . it had been held re
peatedly that the right of a state to regulate
the sale of liquor did not invade the consti
tutional rights of the citizen. It was con
tended, however, he said, that no state legis
lature had a right to prohibit any person
from manufacturing liquor for his own use
or for -export, for the reason that it was an
Invasion of the personal liberty inherent in
citizens. It must be observed, however, ha
said, that the right -to manufacture drink
for one's own use is subject to the restriction
that it shall not injuriously affect the pub
lic. The right to determine what was in
jurious had to exisu somewhere, an4-the
right of , determining what measures are
necessary for the preservation of the public
morals, health and safety bad, therefore,
been vested in the states by the constitutional
right given them under the police power to
regulate their own internal concerns. While
this police power could not be abused, and
must only be exercised for objects of real
merit, this court would certainly not say
that the liquor traffic was not one which the
3tate could lawfully prohibit, because it was
well known that the abuse of intoxicants was
productive of pauperism and crime. The
next ground of contention was that as
the breweries had been erected prior to
the passage of the prohibition law, and
as they were of little use except for
breweries, their property was taken with
out due process of law, in violation
of the constitution. ' But all property undur
our form of government, .he held, is subject
to the obligation that it shall not be used so
as to injuriously effect the rights of the
community, and thereby becorae a nuisance.
The state of Kansas had a right to prohibit
the liquor traffic. It did not thereby take
away the property of breweries; it simply
abated a nuisance. The property is not
taken away from its owners; they are only
prohibited from using it for a specific pur
pose, which the legislature declared to be
injurious to the community. '
. . Pittsburg and Connellsville Railroad.
Pittsburg, Dec. 6. The. annual meeting
af the stockholders of the Pittsburg and
Connellsville Railroad company was held
lere yesterday. The following named gen
tlemen were elected directors: Robert Gar
rett, Mendes Cohen, Charles Webb, Findley
EL Burns, Samuel Spencer, of Baltimore;
John D. Scully, George A. Berry, Thomas
M. King, Charles L. Fitzhugh, John W.
Chalfant, William Metcalf, of Pittsburg,
and W. H. Kountz, of Somerset, Pa. A
letter from Mr. Robert Garrett was read
declining re-election as president. Resolu
tions were passed expressing confidence in
Mr. Garrett's management and regret at his
withdrawal therefrom. Mr. Samuel Spen
cer was then elected president. J. B. Wash
ington was re-elected secretary and treas
urer. The Chicago Boodlers Hope.
Chicago,' Dec. 6. The decision of the
New York court of appeals in the Sharp
ease is to be used as a precedent to secure
the escape of the convicted Chicago boodlers.
W. S. Forrest, counsel for Ed McDonald,
the convicted ex-chief engineer of the county
hospital,' received yesterday copies of the de
:ision and the atorney's briefs in the Sharp
matter, and with Judge Beck with, who rep
resented others of the boodlers. studied the
papers attentively all day. Motions for the
aew trials of McDonald and others will soon
be made, and their counsel Bay that the cases
f Sharp and of the Chicago boodlers are so
nearly identical that the court of appeals
iecision will surely secure their clients anew
A Lancaster l'arrlcide.
Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 6. Tho dead body
sf Christian Rudy, 60 years old, who has
been for the past two years an inmate of.
the Lancaster hospital, was found in a field
near that institution yesterday. His head
had been crushed with some blunt instru
ment. The murdered man's son John, aged
12, was discovered some hours later scrap
ing the floor in a stable and piling lumber
over the spot, where it was subsequently
'.earned that he had killed his . father. John
was arrested and locked up. The fact that
Rudy was seen dragging the body of his
father through the field in broad daylight
leads many persons to believe that he is in
sane. Russell Elected Senator.
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 6. Arguments in the
senatorial contest in this district, on tho
appeal from Judge Ingalls' order, weremade
before Judges Landon, Fish and A. B. Par
ker, sitting in general term here, yesterday.
The order was affirmed and the county can
vassers directed to use, in determining the
result on senator, the returns from the
Eleventh Watervliet district, filed with the
county clerk, which gave Russell (Rep.) 90
plurality over Chase in that district and a
plurality in the county. Last evening a
certified copy of the order was served upon
the canvassers, and they accordingly declared
Mr. Russell elected senator.
A Confession of Murder.
Brooklyn, Dec. 6. John Delaney has
confessed having caused the death of Mary
Jane Cox, a servant, with whom he was in
timate. The girl was found dead in her env
ploxer's house some time ago, having take!
"Rough on Rats." Delaney was arrested,
but released. Saturday night he went to
Police Captain Campbell and confessed hav
ing furnished the poison to the girl when
Bho besought him for medicine to relieve her
condition. He knew it would kill her. Re
morse led to the confession. He was locked up.
Refused to Work on Sunday.
Trackville, Pa., Dec. 3. The Reading
employes on the Trackville branch have re
fused to work on Sunday. The result is a
blockade of coal. The road will probably
order a shut down Saturday night hereafter.
The men suspected that the recent hoavy
shipments of, coal on Sunday were helping
the Lehigh operators against the strikers,
hence their action.
IN CLE SAM'SIENORMOUS TERRITORY4-
What It Costs to Bob m Tt
Washington, Dec & The secretary of
the treasury yesterday transmitted to con
grass the estimates of appropriation required
for the fiscal year ending June SO, 1889. The
total amount estimate! as required for au
expenses of the government is $328,530,733,
which is $L344,999 more than the sum called
for in the estimates su mitted last year, and
$10,899,406 more than . the aggregate of ap
propriations for th present fiscal year. The
estimates for 1SS9 are made up of the follow
ing items: Legislative, 3,2 3,111; executive,
$18,852,735; judicial, (422,200; foreign inter
course, l,947,S6o; military. $25,692,574:
K..nl OI SJU ftQO. Trw1?n .?.f- ICS nan.
pensions, $76,312,400; public works, $30,081,
984; postal service, $1,493,409; miscellane
ous, $26,067,806; permanent """' appro
priations, $115,640,793. There is an increase
over last year in the estimates for the execu
tive, judicial, foreign intercourse, naval es
tablishment, pensions, public works and
miscellaneous, and a decrease in the esti
mates for the legislative, military establish
ment, Indian affairs, postal service and in
the permanent annual appropriation.
Three Men Killed by aa Kxploelosi
Halifax, Dec 6. A locomotive standing
a( EUarton station, on the Intercolonial
railway exploded yesterday, killing William
Eastwood, Daniel Robertson and Alexander
Frazer, and seriously injuring Fireman
Alexander Murray. The locomotive - was
wrecked, large sections being thrown a long
distance. The station building was badly
shattered. The explosion was heard over
twenty miles away.
Piatt Most Go to Trial.
Albany, N. Y., Dec . Yesterday the
general term handed down a decision in the
appeal of Thomas C. Piatt from the order of
Justice Ingalls denying the motion for a
change of venue to New York county in the
action of the People against Piatt to oust
Piatt from the office of quarantine commis
sioner. The case will be brought up next
week in the circuit court, Justice Ingalls
Illness of Maine's Governor.
Brunswick, Ma, Dec 6. Governor Bod
well was taken suddenly III in the depot here
yesterday while on his way to Rocklan L
He was taken back to Augusta on the next
train. Governor Bodwell is suffering from
congestion of the lungs. Hopes of his speedy
recovery are entertained.
Swindling as m Fine Art.
Boston. Dec 6. Dr. Eckles and Ella F.
Waldron were held in bail yesterday for
trial on the charge of swindling people
throughout the country by advertising to
fur.iish materials by which works of art
:ould be produced at home. The materials
furnished were worthless.
A Funeral Interrupted.
New Brunswick, N. J., Dec 6. While
the funeral services of Thomas Casey were
progressing yesterday the floor gave way,
and the body of mourners, with the coffin,
were precipitated . into the room below.
Some of them were badly bruised, but not
Suspended for Alleged Irregularities.
Washington, Dec 6. Secretary Whitney
has ordered the suspension of Pay Inspector
Stevenson for alleged irregularities in the
sale of the boilers of the steamer Richmond,
at the Brooklyn navy yard, and has ap
pointed a court of inquiry to look into the
They All Want It.
Washington, Dec & A committee of
Cincinnati gentlemen arrived here last
night. They are here for the purpose of
trying to have the national Republican con
vention held atjthat city. They are quar
tered at the Arlington hotel.
To Lend Princeton's Football Team.
Princeton, N. J., Dec 6. H. W. Cowan,
88, Was Yesterday elected captain of the
Princeton football team. He is considered
the best rusher in the country.
For Wednesday, in New Jersey, eastern
New York, eastern Pennsylvania and in
New England, slightly warmer, fair weather,
with variable winds, followed by lower tem
perature. THE BULLETIN OF COMMERCE.
New York Money and Produce Market
Nkw York, Dec. 5. SToney closed at 5 per
cent. The highest rate was 0 and the lowest
4. Exchange closed steady; posted rates, $182
Q4.88; actual rates, $.8lH-81 for sixty
days and $l.85)Q4.854 for demand. Govern
ments closed steady; currency 8s. 119 bid; 4s,
coup.. 125 bid; 4Xs.coup., 1074 bid.
The stock market this morning was moderately
active. The tone of speculation was firm, and on
a fair buying of the leading stocks, particularly
St. Paul and Union Pacinc prices steadily
advanced up to within a half hour of noon, when,'
on some Belling to realise, prices reacted frac
tionally. At noon, however, prices were H to 1
per cent, higher than those of last night. Bead
ing and Lackawanna were hammered somewhat
by the bears, who used the argument that the
coal and iron Interests would be unfavorably
affected by the agitation In congress of the ques
tion of reducing the tariff on imported Iron. Both
stocks declined fractionally, and were J4 to $ per
cent, lower at noon than the rest of the list. The
market was a little less active after midday, but
prices steadily hardened throughout the after
noon, and the market closed with the top figures
of the day current for nearly the entire list. The
advance for the day ranged from to 3 per
cent, and was most marked in Pullman Palace.
Union Pacific, Louisville and Kashville, St. Paul,
the Erles and Texas Pacific
Kkw York, Dec 5. FLOUR Closed firm and
higher for some grades; winter wheat extra,
$3.15S3.15: Minnesota da, $3.I5Q5.15; city mill
extra, $4.454.65. Southern flour closed firm and
moderately active; common to choice extra,
WHEAT Options were active and firm, clos
ing at an advance of KdgC Spot lots closed V
higher. Spot sales of No. 1 white state at
5a93c; No. 2 do., 91c: No. S red winter, BJc.;
ungraded red, 9092c; No. S red winter, Dec,
aJc: da, Jan., 19s92&: da, Feb., 93$
i CORN Options were fairly active and prices
decidedly stronger, closing lJOSc higher.
Spot lots closed Arm and higher, but dull. Spot
sales of No. x mixed at 69c; ungraded da, ftQ
54c; Na mixed, Jan., 636Q6fe.; da, Feb.,
OATS Options were fairly active and closed
firm at HQ9c advance. Spot lots dosed firm
ind unchanged- Spot sales of No. 1 white state
at 40Q41a; Na da, 40 40X0.: Na mixed,
Dec, 89 a 3054a; da, Jan., 40H&0c
PORK Closed strong and higher; new, $15.13
ai5.75; old, $14.60.
LARD Closed firm and higher; Dec, 7.71Q
r.78: Jan.. $7.78,37.82.
CHEESE Firm, but slow; state factory, 10&
llc; western, 9HOUHiC
EOGS Steady; state, X4a7a; western, 20Q
85c ' .
SUGAR Raw firm; fair refining. Bc.; 94 test
centrifugal, 6Q3 15-16c Refined in fair de
mand and steady; cut loaf and crushed, 7io. ;
cubes, 15-lGQ7a; powdered, W$c-l granu
lated, 6c.; confectioners A, ec: coffee A,
KanJard, 04c: coffee off A, 6c; white extra C,
&9sa&?ic: extra C 63c: C, C54a( T
Vow, 4Ja5. . i .
BUTTER Firm; state, 17SSc; western, U
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC HEtfS.
Special to the Eraree Duocbat.
The Preeldeat's M
WAKHnraroir,Tec 6. Great excitement
at the Capitol to-day. Hardly ever before
has their been audi assemblage in the
House. It bad been generally understood
that the President's message would be con
fined solely to discussion and recommend- .
tion of the Tariff question; but still people
believed that other and more important
topics would be considered. . STJurpenee Is
not, however, at an end.- The message is
mainly indeed, entirely devoted to la
questions of Surplus and Tariff. The doc
ument favors a retention of the Internal
revenue tax, but urges amendment in
As to tariff, the president asrs : The vi
cious inequitable and illogical source of
unnecessary taxation ought at once to be
revised and amended. Many important ar
ticles are produced in our own country and
duties now levied upon them are called
protections to these manufacturers. Those
who buy imported articles, pay duty into
the public treasury but a great majority
pay a sum approximately equal to this du
ty to the home manufacturer. This refer
ence to operation of tariff is made that the
treasury oe reminded of the manner in
which Durden is imposed on those who
consume imported article. He suggests
that duty on wool should be greatly reduc
ed or entirely removed ; and recommends
that iron ore, tin plate, salt, lumber vand
coal be put on the free list,but does not ad
vocate placing of copper ore on that list.
In conclusion he says': Our progress to
wards wise ' conclusion on these subjects
will not be improved by, dwelling upon
theories of protection and free -trade. It
is a condition not a theory which confronts
us. - The simple and plain duty which we
owe to the people is, to reduce taxation to
necessary expenses of operation of govern
ment and restore to the business of the
country the money which we hold in treas
ury through perversion of governmental
powers. .. ,
The National Federation.
Baltimore, Md, Dec o. The National
Federation Trades Union will meet in this
city next Tuesday. It is estimated that
nearly half a million of wage workers will
be represented at the convention.
The Telephone Case.
BosTOir, Dec 6. It is asserted that the
supreme court is seriously divided on the
Telephone case, and that the ma joaity could
not agree to sustain the bill.
Another Irish Bishop Tead.
Dcblix, Dec 6. Following In quick suc
cession the announcement of the death of
the Most Rev McGettigan, PfiH (t"U0 Ire
land, comes the death of the Bigs.. v Br -Power,
Roman Catholic Bishop mj Water
ford. The veneirable prelate died this
American Blahops Iavlted to Knglaad.
Loxdoit, Dec 6. Invitations hare been
extended as in 1678, to the Bishops of the
Episcopal church In America to attend the
Pan-Anglican synods which will meet in
Washixqtox, Dec 6. Connecticut and
eastern New York colder on Wednesday
morning, followed by wanner, fair weather,
light and fresh. On the coast of Massachu
setts and Rhode Island, fresh and brisk,
northerly wind, veering to northwesterly.
An Indian woman, the last of the Hum
boldt tribe, recently died at Oakland, D.T.
There are said to be only four horses in
Alaska, three at Juneau, and one at Sitka,
An interesting sale of autographs recently
took place in Paris. Lisrfs signature brought
$20, while Zola's sold for $LcO.
The first Mormon temple in Wisconsin was
dedicated at East Delevan recently. The
building is small and unpretentious.
Berlin has a technical high school, built
by the city at a cost of $400,000, and main
tained at an annual cost of $190,000.
In Ohio 100 farmers institutes will be held
next winter as part of the commemoration
of the 100th anniversary of the founding of
The favorite stage of the late King Louie
of Bavaria has been purchased by a travs
Ing circus. Even his shirts have been soli
A new way to make sure of dreaming on -
weddinxr cake has been dLscoJcJK iX- i v v-
spigrammatically expressed by a contempo- " '
rary: "Eat it."
Dr. Schaeffer, of Washington, asserts sol
smnly that walking on railroad ties is fine
xereise and conducive to health. This will
lighten the hearts of many theatrical people.
Irwin Bleichart, who runs a shifting en
gine at Lebanon, Pa., claims to be the
youngest locomotive engineer in the country,
if not in the world. He is only 18, and has
been at the business two years.
The proper thing in neckwear among the
rwells of San Antonio, Tex., is a scarf made
)f rattlesnake skin, with s pin composed of
iho . snake's rattles. The skins are prepared
by a Texan, who has a snake rancbe near the
7- ' ' ' z
Burnt wood ornaments are really works of
irt this season, so exquisite is the 'shading
upon them. One of the prettiest is an owl,
who conceals an inkwell somewhere in his
portly body, and whoso markings are indi
sated by burning, which must have been
lone with a fairy torch.
Telegraphic communication . will shortly
begin between Russia and France. All dis
patches at present come through Germany,
ud have recently been tampered with at
Berlin. Russia, in the case of a war between
Sermany and Austria, would be entirely cut
3ff from telegraphic communication with the
remainder of Europe.
There are 30 blast furnaces in and about
Pittsburg, S5 rolling mills, 39 steel works, 15
window glass works, S7 flint glass works and
11 green glass works. The blast f urnaces
make 000,000 tons of iron per year, the roll
ing mills 575,000 tons, steel works 750,000
ions, plate glass works 3,250,000 square feet,
window glass works 000,000. t
A North Carolinian, recently returned
!rom Japan, says that in a few years the
Japanese will be the greatest railroad build- -rs
in the world. He bases his Judgment on
tho fact that tho Japanese ero great patrons
)f railroads. Even when they have no busi
ness to transact they ride back and forth oa
)he cars until their money is gone, even the
beggars in the large towns spending their
money in this curious way.
It is not generally known that the world's
rapply of pencil wood Is drawn from the
rnlf coast swamps on both sidoa of Cedar
Keys, and that tho product of tho infill
there is shipped not only to the New York
and New Jersey factories, but also to Ger
many, and, perhaps, other countries of Eu
rope. That nothing may be lost, the saw
lust i3 distilled in largo retorts and tho oil
ixtracted, every ounce- of which Cads rrjy