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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAR. 3, 1892.
Battle Song of the New American
Army of Independence.
BY OBOBGI HOWAHD OIBSOS.
Sou of America, defender
Of Fretdom and of deathless Bight,
Atrain the Lord of Sabaoth tender
"A sword," a iwoid, and bid jou fight:
B( bold the poor and hear their cries!
Behoid the poor and heir their cries!
Shall tyrant drag them bound la fetter
Of euncd law, which keep them lave,
And even grudge them land for rrayesf
Shall worker bo perpetual debtor?
Cclte, unite, ye just!
The cword ef truth draw forth!
Advance, advanoe with mighty tread
From west and south and north!
Here, br where Liberty first lightened.
And freedom spoken shook the world,
Where hope for all the humble brightened,
Acd mightiest kings were backward hurled
Lo here, where equal right are pledged,
IjO here, where equal right are pledged.
Are king with all their brood of curse I
la this broad land by blood made free.
Dependent million bend the knee
and plead with tear for sovereign mercies!
Cborcs Unit, etc.
With title flaunted in our face
They trample down the perple'i wllll
They crowd the -jtilllon from their plaoes,
And call on hireling horde to kill.
Above the earth they sit enthroned !
Above the earth they sit enthroned.
And sweep their rt aim with hunger soourge I
They drive the poor from nature' stores.
For greater gain they look the doors.
And dare the crowd that round them surges!
Cnoaug Uslte, etc.
They claim the ways which commerce uses,
A bold highwaymen robbing all:
Tney ho'd exohange, and each refuses
It use till aU before them fall!
The people now are ruled by gold!
The people now are ruled by gold 1
But shall we here be made the minion
Of kings, on freedom' sacred soil, ,
Aid yield thsm wealth by slavish toil, ;
Content to wear their galling pinions!
Once more, once mure aro heraos waking.
As dawns a righteous day foretold,
And marching forth their cry is shaking
The hideous shapes of evils eld :
fly all for all our laws shall be!
By all for all our law hall bo !
The forming host of honest labor
Snail give to each bis place, his part,
With equal worth In overy mart
Arid neighbor live atpoaee with neighbor.
. Chorus Unito, etc.
A grand Alliance rally will be held at
Indianola, March 5.
The Clay county Alliance will establish
a paper at Clay Center. ,
Frontier county will hold it fair at
StockvlUe, Sept. 37 to 39.
Joe Brutal, cf Plattstiiouth, was driven
Insane by religious excitement. -
The jury in the Bedfleld assault case at
O'Neill returned a verdict of guilty.
An irrigation and power canal will
probably be constructed in Garfield coun
The roads in McPherson county are pro
nounced to be in worse shape than ever
A gray wolf, measuring 6 feet 2 inches
from tip to tip, was shot near Bayard by
The Prohibitionists of the state are
selecting delegates to the state convention
at Lincoln, March 3.
A stock company has been formed at
Hickman to rebuild in brick the buildings
lately destroyed by fire.
St. Patrick's day will be celebrated at
Plattsmouth by a grand celebration and
1,500 visitors are expected.
The problem of whether to build a court
house or continue to pay rent is agitating
the minds of Antelope people.
Henry Gibbons has been appointed re
ceiver of the Commercial and Savings
bank recently closed at Kearney.
The Grand Island and Wyoming Central
depot at Hedflord was visited by burglars
who overlooked a large sum of money.
Now that Kearney has the Republican
state convention, it Is proposed to secure
Governor McKinley to address the gather
ing. A new depot has been completed at
South Plattamouth, several new buildings
are in prospect and stock yards will be
f put in.
Hayes county papers say there are good
prospects of a north and sou'.h and an
east and wsst railroad through that
Four thousand dollars has been sub
scribed toward building a college at
Pawnee City. Work will commenoe when
JG.000 la raised. ' :
The oldest son of Louis. Clark, near
Campbell, dropped bis gun from a road
cart aod the wound made amputation of
one arm necessary.
The Nebraska Manufacturers' and Con
sumers' association adopted a long
memorial protesting against Bryan's free
binding twine MIL.
The eighth annual meeting of the
southeastern Nebraska Teachers' associa
tion will be held in Tecumseh March 80
and 81 and April 1.
The Hullinger-Van Tilberg salt at
Wallace ended by the latter being bound
over on the charge of adultery. Twenty
witnesses were examined.
The body of Frank Nuel was found neai
Superior, and a shot gun lay near him.
One barrel had been discharged through
his heart, and it is supposed to have been
a case of suicide.
An attempt was made to burn the pho
graph gallery of A. R. Campbell of Beat
rice. The establishment was saved, and
it has developed that the fire was started
by enemies of Campbell.
A petition has been submitted for the
examination of certain Dawson county
records. The independents claim this is a
partisan measure, and ask to have all
' records for four years overhauled.
Nebraska farms were never in more de
mand than at present. Those wh i did
well last year are'buytng more land that
they may extend their operations. People
from other states are coining in by the
The Genoa Methodists declined to ac
cept the ministrations of the pastor sent
them by the conference. The members
removed the furniture ) from the chflrch
and will hold their services in the opera
A meeting is called .for March 3, at
Newport for the purpose of forming a
Hock county Beet Sugar association and
o make contracts for the coming season
to grow and deliver beets to the Norfolk
MORTON FOR PRESIDENT.
Forakcr Credited with Engineering
a Boom for the Vice President.
GORMAN IS IN THE FIELD.
Senator Gibson's Bom Paper Say H
Would Bo tbo Strongest Eastern Caw
dldato The Third Party Want Gree
ham Oklahoma Benublican.
WiSHisaTOS, March 1. Ex-Governor
Foraker is engineering presidential
boom for Levi P. Morton. A statement
sent out to Philadelphia some time ago
that Vice President Morton would not
be s candidate for renominatiou was
denied with to emphasis that seemed to
show the vice-president was more than
willing to stay in public life. The infer
ence was that he found his present du
ties quite congenial. Within the last
few days, however, several leading Re
publicans hare been approached with the
suggestion that Morton would make a
good candidate for president. Whenev
er the suggestions have been followed
up, ex-Governor Foraker has been named
as the man engineering the scheme.. It
mar be that Foraker' name is being
need without his knowledge, but he has
been freely quoted in Washington to the
effect that he can carry a majority of
the Ohio delegation to Minneapolis for
Morton for president. Most of the son
.tors like Mr. Morton so well as a pre
siding officer that they have declined to
give their support to any scheme that
would transfer him fro.'n the senate
chamber to the White House.
.Third Party Wants Gresham.
Cincinnati, March 1. A. W. Wright,
member of the national executive
board of the Knights of Labor, passed
through this oity on his way to Philadel
phia from St. Louis, where he attended
the industrial conference. Mr. Wright
is in favor of the new party and he
thinks that it will be a very formidable
factor. It was learned from another
delegate that during the conference a
number of leading men in the movement
decided that in order to secure success
it would be necessary to take up some
new man for president. "The man has
been agreed npon,"said the delegate
with a significant smile. "He is promi
nent and has been before a national con
vention before. The industrial forces
would rally around him to a man." The
speaker refused to divulge the person to
whom he referred, but it was afterward
learned that it was Judge Walter Q.
Gresham of Indiana.
Senator Gorman is In the Field,
Baltimore, March 1. Senator Gor
man will enter the race for the Presi
dential nomination at Chicago. The
Easton Democrat, published at the home
of United States-Senator Gibson, the ed
itorial columns of which reflect' hia
views, contained an editorial which is
believed to have been inspired by Sena
tor Gibson, who, through the influence
of Senator (Gorman, has just been elec
ted to succeed Senator Wilson. There
is such a sharp rivalry among the friends
of Cleveland and Hill, and such bitter
animosity that it would be unwise to
nominate either of them. The only
eastern man who will develop any
strength at Chicago is Gorman, and if
he is not nominated, the choice will fall
to the west. He is popular with Presi
dent Cleveland's friends because of the
service he rendered them. He would
not be antagonized by the friends of
Governor Hill and he can carry New
A Four Days' Session Commenced at
Sioux City, la., March 1. The Farm
ers' Alliance conference of the Eleventh
congressional district met at the Hotel
Fowle, in this city. The session was
secret. The conference lasts four days
This meeting is intended to give the
southern Alliance agitation an impetus
not only in northwestern Iowa but
also in adjacent parts of Dakota
and Nebraska. Alonzo Wardell, lec
turer of the national Farmers' Alliance.is
here. He declares that the Independent
party is not sing ground, but gaining
in the western , states, particularly in
In reply to questions about tho Na
tional Cordage company, he declared
that it is entirely distinct from the Na
tional Union company, but admits that
he knows that many of the officers and
stockholders are Identical in both com
panies. One of the chief features in the
meeting will be the organization of co
operative stores in this part of the state.
George G. Crose, who has charge of the
work for the national Alliance, is here.
Hill In Mississippi.
Jackson, Miss., March 1. Governor
Stone received a telegram from Senator
David B. Hill saying he could not ad
dress the legislature as per invitation ex
tended for March S, but would do so on
March 15 if the legislature should re
main in 'session. The governor sent a
message to the house inclosing the tele
gram and the house adopted a resolution
stating that March 15 would be accepta
ble and requesting the governor to no
tify Senator Hill of the action. The
senator will have an immense audience,
as the people will come from all portions
of the state to hear him.
El Rfixo, March 1. A largely at
tended Republican county convention
was held in this city for the purpose of
choosing delegates to the national Re
publican convention. The convention
indorsed Harrison, Governor Seay and
Gray a Candidate for Governor,
Indianapolis, March 1. A report has
gained circulation that ex-Governor
Gray, who has been mentioned as a can
didate for president, has decided to be a
candidate for the nomination for gov
vernor. Mr. Gray is. reticent.
New York Republican Convention Date.
New Yoke, March 1. The Republi
can state central committee ha decided
that the convention to select delegates to
the national convention shall be held in
Albany, April 38. -
EXPERIMENTS WITH CELLOLOISE-
The Navy Department to Teat IU Ability
to Knp a Ship from Sinking.
Washisotox, March I. The navy de
partment authorities hare determined to
make.some extensive experiments with
celluloise, the new material used in the
construction of Freach vessels for the
purpose of preventing the inflow of
water through holes made by the pene
tration of projectiles. The United
States steamship Hartford lias been de
tailed for this purpose. The trials will
take place near Norfolk, Va., where a
large floating tank made of this mater
ial is being constructed. The tank
will be towed out to a convenient place
in the bay and fired at by the great guns
of the ship. The value of the test will
be determined by the amount of water
that flows into the tank after several
penetrations hare been made by 0-inch
projectiles. The advocates of this ma
terial for the protection of buoyancy
claim that it will be impossible to sink
the tank, as the holes will close np so
rapidly and completely that no apprecia
ble amount of water can get in the in
side. It is further claimed that with a
liberal use of this material as a paoking
any vessel can be made unsinkable. The
peculiar properties of the material,
which is composed of the ground fibre
of the cocoannt with the glutinous por
tions removed, causes it to swell like a
sponge immediately upon coming in
contact with the water. It also lias the
advantage of lightness and of being
The Interstate Comment Law Receives
Blow In Illinois Favored -tho
Springfield, His., March 1. Judge
Allen, of the United States district court,
sustained the demurrer to the indict
ment against Milton Knight, traffic man
ager of the Wabash railroad, for vio
lating the interstate commerce, law by
transporting flour for Litchfield and
East St. Louis, His., to Montreal, Can
ada, for less than schedule rates.
, The court held that congress has no
power to regulate the rates for the
j transportation of freight from a point
! wholly within the United States to a
point wholly within an adjacent coun-
try. This is another and a very severe
. blow at the interstate commerce law
1 and it practically settles all cases pend
j ing in this district. Efforts are being
made to hnu other indictments here, but
will likely be discontinued.
Mo Causa for Complaint.
Chicago, March 1. Chairman Smith,
of the Transmissonri association, has
just decided a case in which the Union
Pacific agent at Trinidad, Colo., was
charged with ticketing a party of Ital
ians to Turin, Italy, by New York and
thfa French line of steamers at a cut rate
of $3 per passenger below the regular
tariff. The chairman decides that there
is no provision in the association agree
ment under which such a case can be
reached. Steamship tickets, he declares,
are sold by the agents of all roads in his
territory on a commission as well .s by
brokers, bankers and other peopli They
consequently remit a part or an their
commissions to the passenger agent in
order to secure a party, thus making it
appear that the rates have been reduced.
No good results, he thinks, would be se
cured by requiring the railroad agents
to refrain from discounting their com
missions. Tie-up on the Illinois Central.
Chicago, March t. It was rumored
here that the Illinois Central road had
been tied up from Cairo to New Orleans
by a general strike. A dispatch from
Cairo says all the switchmen at that
point have quit work on account of a
grievance against a depot master there
and that a committee has been appointed
to wait upon the officials of the road.
Nothing as yet has been heard from
other points along the line, and it is be
lieved the trouble is only of a local na
ture. Will Adopt New Rate. .
Topeka, Kan., March 1. -George R.
Peck, general attorney of the Santa Fe,
who went to New York for the purpose
of conferring with President Manvel in
regard to the late schedule promulgated
by the Kansas state board of railroad
commissioners concerning sugar and
fifth class freight, wired to the commis
sion that the Santa Fe would comply
with the order and put the new schedule
into effect A xeh 1.
The President's Ootlng.
Virginia Beach, Maroh 1. The
presidential party was treated to a grand
marine sight Sunday. Old ocean lashed
luriously all day and the foam capped
waves had the appearance of crests of
snow. The president and his family
have kept much to themselves, greatlv
to the disappointment of the lady guests.
The president arrived safely at Ragged
island at 10:30 and was as comfortable
as high tide would permit. He remarked
that it was the first time he had ever
been to sea in a wagon. Luncheon was
served and a start was made to the
marshes. The president of the Ragged Is
land club selected John's island for Pres
ident Harrison to shoot; from 4:30 to 6
p. m. he shot quite a number of canvass
back ducks and demonstrated his ability
as an excellent and sure shot. The
weather was disagreeable, raining
most of the time. The president
showed no signs of fatigue, but en
joyed the sport amazingly. Commodore
Weaver has ordered the naval post band
here at Princess Anne hotel on Wednes
day, at tho service of the president as
long as he stays,
Keedham and Burke to Fight.
New Orleans, March 1. As a substitute-
for the ' Ryan-Needham fight,
which failed to take place owing to the
illness of the former, a finish fight for a
purse of $3,000 has been arranged for
tonight between Keedham and Jack
Burke of Texas, one of Ryan's trainers.
Bnrke will weigh 133 to Needham's 138
pounds, but the sports here think he has
a fair chance to win, having fought
twenty-five battles and has never been
Storm on the Atlantlo Coast.
New York, March 1. A furious
storm of sleet, rain and snow prevailed
all along the Alantic coast. Much dam
age is reported.
New Cases of Typhus Fever.
New York, March 1. Thirteen new
cases of typhus fever have developed
within the last twenty-four hours.
BEITER TRIPLE TRAGEDI
rosses Scouring the Country for tho
Escaped Prisoner Miller.
A LYNCHING IMMINENT.
The M urderer and Sulri.te the Son of a
Notorions Texas Desperado A Bottle
r Whisk and Two Dead Men.
The Crime Record.
Dexter, Mo., March 1. The streets
of Dexter have been filled with people
excitedly discussing the tragedy in which
two lives were lost and the city marshal
so badly wounded that be is not expect
ed to recover. The whole country is
aroused, and if Miller is caught he will
be roughly dealt with. Miller was seen
about 6 o'clock three miles southwest of
Dexter. Since then no one has caught
sight of him, but several posses are hard
after him. At that time he was in his
shirt sleeves and had lost one of his
shoes. This last fact will make it
easier to track and capture him. All
the point along the line of the Iron
Mountain railroad have been telegraphed
to and guards placed at each station and
water tank to prevent him from board
ing a train. Armed men are scouring
this and Dunklin counties, and it is
hardly possible that he can escape, al
though the swamps afford good hiding
The body of the man who, in attempt
ing to release Miller, killed A. F. Coop
er, mortally wounding Marshal Sprinkle,
who had Miller under arrest, and then
committed sufcide, was identified by
several per sons. His name was Moore.
He was the step-son of the notorious
Bird Tackett, who for several years was
the terror of Stoddard and Wayne conn
ties. Tackett married a sister of Miller,
and it was her son and Miller's nephew
who caused the terrible tragedy.
An examination of his body revealed
the fact that he had been shot in the
right side of the breast, the ball enter
ing near the shoulder. With such a
wound he knew that escape was impos
sible, and with posse in close pursuit
of him, and, : preferring death by his
own hands to death at the end of a rope
manipulated by the infuriated mob, he
blew nis brains out.
Bescued His Son, Then Surrendered Blm.
. Omaha March'l. The father of Bert
Andrews, jailed at David City on the
charge of tampering with the mails, who
broke ont of jail last week, has sur
rendered his son to the authorities. The
father admits that he liberated the boy
from the jail, but pleads that his son is
innocent and that . his mother felt so
badly that he saw no harm in breaking
Work of Anarchist.
Paris, March I. It is now believed
that the dynamite explosion in front of
Princess De Saenn's mansion was in
tended for the Spanish embassy next
aoor, ana mat tne anarchists blundered.
The police are at work on the case.
A Bottle of Whiskey and Two Dead Men,
Guthrie, O. T., Marcel. At Alex
ander, Creek reservation, Charles No.
combe, a Creek Indian, shot and killed
another Creek Indian and a strange
white man in a quarrel over a bottle of
Sedalla Suspect Arrested.
St. Louis, March. 1 A negro was
arrested here on suspicion of being the
perpretrator of the outrage on Mr. and
Mrs. Bradley at Sedalia last week. He
answers the discription of the man, but
declares his innocence.
CiNcrxNATi, March 1. Tom Vahey, a
workingman was found dead at the edge
the culvert under the old river road,
,r the south side station. Suspicions
. foul play are entertained.
PAYING ITS CREDITORS.
The Broken Denver Concern Returning
Bonds and Mortgages to Owners.
Denver, Colo., March 1. George W.
E. Griffith, a receiver of the Western
Farm, Mortgage and Trust company
has filed a petition in the district court
asking power to collect and pay claims
against this company. The legal docu
ment filed shows that the company now
has in its possession a large number of
bonds and mortgages belonging to indi
viduals who have not been paid and for
the return of which their owners are
. Judge Allen has issued an order di
recting the receiver to deliver to Thos.
Johnson a $2,500 mortgage on Kansas
This is but the beginning, and orders
of the same kind may be exjiected al
most daily, for the patrons of the con
cern are using every endeavor to recover
what they have deposited.
Columbus, O., March 1. The supreme
court rendered a decision in the quo war
ranto case brought two years ago to
test the legality of the Standard Oil
company's charter. The decision of the
court declares the trust agreement be
tween the Standard Oil and other con
cerns forming that trust to be illegal.
The incorporation of the original com
pany is not annulled, however.
Kmery-Faslg Horse Rale
Cleveland, March 1. The first of
the Emery-Fasig sale opened. Thirty
seven horses were sold for $14,J70. The
most important was Fanchon bv Ham
dallah to Look & Smith, Louisville, Ky
Washington, March 1, The house
resumed consideration of the Indian ap
propriation bill. In the senate a largo
number of bills were reported from the
Opposed by Chicago's Council.
Chicago, March ). The council form
ally placed itself on record as being op
posed to the sale of the capital stock of
Chicago Economic Fuel Gas company to
the gas trust.
ENGLAND AND THE FAIR.
British Brooders Protest Against Bo
cent Baling at Washington.
London, March 1. A meeting of the
committee on agricultural food pro
ducts for tlie Chicago world's fair was
held, the Earl of Feversham presiding.
Earl Cathcart, Earl Conventry, Hon.
Mr. Burdett-Contts and other prominent
persons interested in the matter, were
present, including the leading agricul
turists of the country. There was
long discussion over the order of the
Washington authorities that after April
1 no breeding animals shall be admitted
free of duty, nnless accompanied by
certificates proving their pedigrees for
five generations on the side of the
sire and four on the side of
the dam. The order was pronounced
very unreasonable and entirely uncalled
for. The secretary was instructed to
write to the managers of the fair that
only small proportion ef English breeders
can comply with these requirement and
that if insisted upon the order will have
a serious effect on the British exhibit.
It was further pointed out that the
British exhibitors would be placed at an
nnfair disadvantage on account of the
fact that animals already imported from
other countries would not be affected by
the new restrictions. The members of
the commission expressed the opinion
ttytt animals accepted for the Royal
Agricultural society's show ought to be
eligible for free admission for exhibition
at the Chicago fair. Feeling ran quite
high and there was a disposition among
a goodly portion of the members to drop
the idea of exhibiting at Chicago at all.
An Inconvenienced Cltlaen Secures the
Appointment of a Beeolver for tho
Street Car Company.
Indianapolis, March 1. The street
car strike is ended, Ths effort to swear
in citizens as extra police had proved
practically a failure. Everybody got
out of the way that could, and the few
that were sent into the street with
badges were chased and roughly
handled by the crowds that seemed to
spring up from all sides, . whenever the
"specials" appeared. With such a state
of affairs no effort was made to run cars
during the day. The strikers sent a
committee to Presidont Frenzel, with a
letter expressing a willingness to con
cede anything in reason. They were re
ceived and Frenzel promised to give
them an answer in the morning. W.
P. Fishback, master in chancery under
Judge Gresham, filed a petition for a
receiver of the company before Judge
Taylor, He sued as a citizen on the
ground that he is inconvenienced by the
failure of the company to operate. W.
T. Steele was at midnight appointed re
ceiver of the company with bonds of
Receiver Steele took possession of one
of the car barns and started twelve cars,
manned by ex-strikers. The cars were
received with cheers by the crowds on
the streets. The street cay company at
tempted to evade the receivership by
taking an appeal from Judge Taylor s
An Inebriate' Novel Prayer.
Washington, March 1. Excise Com
missioner J. Spitz caused a sensation
Tuesday night at a revival meeting in
the Whitestone, L. I., Methodist Epis
copal church by shouting: "Oh, Lord, I
pray that you will cut off an inch and a
half of my wife's tongue. Oncelwds
rich: once I was a trustee of the village.
Now I am ruined and a drunkard." Mrs,
Spitz, who was present when her hus
band uttered his prayer, left in a hurry.
Later the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Werri
ner, asked all those who wished to be
prayed for to go to the altar. Spitz ac
cepted the invitation, and led his son
and another boy up by the ear. Spitz
was then removed from the church. He
seemed to be under the influence of
New York, March 1. Two carriages
drew up to the house of Jay Gould and
shortly afterward Mr. Gould appeared
at the door, leaning on the arm of Dr,
Munn. Miss Helen Gould and her
brother, Howard, came behind, and the
quartet entered the first carriage. The
vehicle was driven rapidly to Jersey
City, where the party took . a train for
Washington. Mr. Gould appeared to
te very weaK.
Big Fire at Albany.
Albany, N. Y., March ). Fire started
in Mather Bros', wholesale grocery and
spread to the surrounding property.
For a time it was feared that the famous
hostlery, Stanwix Hall, would be de
stroyed, but the firemen after a hard
fight got the flames under control. The
business places burned were: Mather
Bros., Babcock, ' Shannon & Co., Van
slick & Harton, Banks Bros., L. & B. S.
Ledger. Total loss, $200,000.
Fair Commissioner Resigns.
Harrisburq, Pa., March 1. Execu
tive ' Commissioner ' Whitman, of tho
world's fair commission, has received
229 applications for space at the Chicago
exposition. Mr. Whitman has tendered
bis resignation, which he wants ac
cepted at the next meeting of the Penn
sylvania world's fair board.
Two Killed by an Explosion.
Savannah, Ga., March 1. The sta
tionary engine in the Savanah, Florida
sod Western shops exploded. The town
was considerably shaken. Engineer
John C. Murphy and Fireman Jim
Schalt, colored, were killed, and a white
and a colored porter mortally wounded.
Struck Against Monthly Pay.
Shenandoah, Pa., March 8. The
miners and laborers employed at Lentz
Lillis company's colliery struck, owing
to the operators returning to the month
ly pay system. The men at the Morean
colliery are also dissatisfied and will
likely join their fellow workers.
With All on Board.
Philadelphia, March 1. The British
steamship Brampton, which sailed from
St. Jago oa Feb. 16 for Philadelphia is
seven days over due, and it is believed
she has gone to the bottom with all on
Baptist Matter Settled.
Ashland, Neb., March 1. At last tho
Emanuel Baptist church of Ashland has
secured recognition at the hands of the
Baptist churches of the state.
HER IE ME STORY.
Mrs. XeTins Says Secretary Blaine's
Statement h Largely Erroneous.
CRITICISM OF THE PRIEST.
Circumstances Which Led Archbishop
Corrlgan to Grant tho DUjMusatloa.
The Ex-Wife to Make Public a State
ment Regarding Her Marriage.
New York, March 1. Mrs. Nevlns,
the mother of Marie Nevini Blaine,
who recently secured a divorce from
James G. Blaine, Jr., was seen in refer
ence to the statement sent out by young
Blaine's father in which the secretary
of state proceeded to answer there
marks made by the South Dakota judge,
Mrs. Nevins said:
Secretary Bhrine's statement is a tissue
of lies from end to end. I and my
daughter will prove that to the world
before we are through with it. His
story of our interview with Mrs. Blaine
U largely manufactured out of whole
cloth. I will tell yon exactly what took
place. I accompanied my daughter to
the house. The nurse and the child
were with us. We were shown into the
drawing room. Mrs. Blaine came in.
We all bowed and proceeded at once to
business. Marie asked to see her hus
band. Mrs. Blaine said she could not
see him. She insisted upon the nurse
leaving the room. She said she wonld
not discuss the matter before a servant
The nurse and little Jim went to the
kitchen. We continued to talk matters
over for some time. All three of as
were perfectly cool. Mrs. Blaine said
when Marie spoke of going away again:
Well, you can leave your baby here, if
yon want to.' If Marie had been some
poor outcast whom Jim Blaine had se
duced, Mrs. Blaine could not have spoken
in a more brutal manner. I spoke np
for Marie:, 'They have both done wrong,
Mrs. Blaine, in marrying - without our
consent.' A moment or two later she
turned to my daughter and said in an
extremely significant sort of way: 'Well,
Jour marriage was all wrong, anyway,
Then I protested. Mrs. Blaine im
mediately flew into a fury. She almost
foamed at the mouth. She rang a bell
and a servant appeared with surprising
rd. If . it had been my servant I
ild certainly ; have accused her
of eavesdropping. 'Show these persons
out,' cried Mrs. Blaine, and then
she added, and 'watch them.' We
walked out and called tho nurse and
little Jim. At the door of the carriage
the nurse, who was crying out of sym
pathy for Marie, said: 'Mrs. Blaine yon
aro a eoona to co awav like this.
Yon are his wife. Go right np to his
room. No one has a right to stop yon.'
Mane went, back into the house. I
stayed in the carriage. Then it was that
the scenes took place."
New York, March 1. The Rev.
Thomas I. Ducey, pastor of St. Leo's Cath
olic church, left town. Before he went
away, he said.
"Mr. Blaine said I transgressed my
nriestlv duties in marrvinor his son.
What Idid, I did with the knowledge and
consent or Archbishop uorrigan. The
dispensation was obtained from the
archbishop, who knew all the circum
stances. This relieves me of all respon
sibility in the matter. Mr. Blaine's son
told me he was 21 years old. How am I
to know that he was only 18? Mr.
Blaine should prefer his complaint to the
archbishop, not to me."
Archbishop Corrigan delegated his
secretary. Mgr. McDonnell, to reply to
Father Ducey's statement: "I am sur
prised, " said Mgr. McDonnell, "that
Father Ducey tries to shield himself by
drawing tne arcnoisnop in tne matter.
All that the archbishop had to do with
the tnarrinare was to issue the dispensa
tion. Father Ducey carre to the arch
bishop's house with young Blaine and
Miss fvevins. He explained the situa
tion. The archbishop was reluctant to
grant a dispensation. lie talked to the
young couple for more than an hour.
but he could not dissuade them from
their purpose. The young man said as he
lacked but a few weeks of being 21,
there could be no objection on the score
of age. .The archbishop told young
Blaine that on account of the conspic
uous position of his father he should be
careful not to do anything that might
lnienere witn nis tatner b plans, xue
young man was persistent and on Fath
er Ducey's recommendation the
dispensation was granted. It should be
understood that, the archbishop's post
was simply to grant permission to Mr.
Blaine and Miss NevinsytD.be married
by a Catholic priest. It was the duty of
the priest who performed the ceremony
to ascertain if there were any obstacles
to the marriage. When young Mr.
Blaine's father wrote to Father Ducey
the letter published, he sent a copy of it
to tne arcnoishop. 1 he archbishop re
quested Father Ducey to explain to Mr.
Blaine at once. Father Ducey said that
he would explain when he thousrht nro-
per, and the archbishop told Father
Ducey that as a matter of courtesy he
should reply to Mr. Blaine's let
ter. After the marriage, Mrs.
Slrerman, the wife of General
Sherman, called on the archbishop to
speak about the marriage. The arch
bishop explained his position, and told
her how he had acted in the matter.
Mrs. Sherman informed Mr. Blaine what
the archbishop said. She called on the
archbishop again and told him that Mr.
Blaine expressed himself as perfectly
satisfied with the archbishop's action.
Mrs. Sherman said also Mr. Blaine
highly appreciated the courtesy of the
The Ex-Wife Next.
Sioux Falls, S. D., March 1. -Judge
Palmer, attorney for Mrs. James G.
Blaine, Jr., was seen in regard to the
statement issued over the signature of
James G. Blaine, Sr.
"Mrs. Blaine will not make a state
ment today," said Judge Palmer, "but
she will be able to in a day or so. When
her statement comes it will present
some facts which probably not even Mr.
Blaine himself is acquainted with. His
son is the principal in each event, and
with him it will deal."
Mrs. Blaine, Jr., has been so ill ever
since her return to Deadwood that she
has been unable to leave her room and
declined to be interviewed on the sub
ject of the statement.
DOES AWAY WITH TWINE.
A New Soir-Blnder Patented by Colore!
Man of Springfield, O.
Sprikofield.O., March 1. The records
of the patent office show that very few
patents are granted to colored men.
For that reason a self-binder Justin,
vented and patented by Peter D. Smith,
an old colored man, has created a great
stir in manufacturing circles of this
city, which has some of the largest reap
er works in the country. For some time
Mr. Smith has been working on several
inventions. After a hard struggle be
was rewarded with a patent on a new
binder that , mechanical experts pro
nounce destined to revolutionize again
the manufacture of harvesters. Mr.
Smith s invention is a machine that doaa
away with the use of twine entirely and
binds the sheaf with a band of straw.
It is what is termed a "low-down1
binder, the binding apparatus being ea
the platform where the grain falls m it
is cut The band, being twisted, is very
strong although no larger than a man e
finger. Several of the large firm in thta
city are examining Smith's inventioa
wjth a view to manufacturing it
NEWS FROM ABROAD.
Kearly Haifa Million Miner In 3rMt
Britain Preparing to Strike Star
ving Slav Denied Snecor.
London, March 1. It is now esti
mated that 450,000 miners will cease
work in a fortnight in the effort to pre
vent the masters from putting into ef
fect the scheme to reduce wages. The
mining industry throught Great Britain
will be greatly affected, the only minm
who stand aloof from the movement be
ing those employed in South Stafford
shire and East Worcestershire. Branch
industries will also be adversely affected
and close on a million people will feel
the effect of the straggle.
The prices of coal are raoidly rising in
London, the figures showing an advance)
of 75 cents a ton above Saturday's rates.
The increase will fall heavily on tha
poorer clvmrm. It is expected that at tha
end of the week coal will sell at double
the usual prices.
An agreement ha been reached by wUd
France and the United States will enter
into a commercial treaty.
Ex-Congressman Morrill has announced
himself as a candidate for the Republi
can nomination for governor of Kan
sas. S. W. Vandervert of the Twenty-sixth
Judicial district of Kansas has convened
court at Arkalon for the purpose of try
ing the Dunn murder case.
Three children, Orpha and Joe Stridor
and Roy Simpson, lost their lives in a fire
which destroyed the residence of Joe
Simpson of Seattle, Wash.
Three distinct shocks of earthquake
were felt at i'he Dalles, Ore. The vibra
tions were n i;h and south and lasted
four seconds. No serious damage is re
ported. An explosion of a stationary boiler oc
curred at the Savannah, Florida and
Western railroad round house, Savanah,
Ga., killing four men and wounding
A sale at auction of all the public
land outside of the permanent govern
ment reservations at Hot Springs, Ark.,
has been ordered by the government to
take place April 10, and it is attracting
much attention in various parts of the
Warren Springer, a wealthy citisen ef
Chicago, has been indicted by the grand
jury on a charge of manslaughter, on the
ground of criminal carelessness which led
to an explosion in a battery of boilers in
one of his buildings, by which five people
lost their lives
THE DEATH ROLL.
General GkorcE W. CiLitrai, at New
Emily Yeamaks, actress, at New York.
Henut b. Foukk, leading lawyer of
Iowa, at Dubuque.
Matthew iland Harrisox, Minnesota
world' fair commissioner, at Duluth.
Josefr Heexak, journalist, at New
Thomas Dolan, telegrapher, at New
BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE:
Twenty Thousand Starving Slav Dante
Snecor by tho Austrian Government.
London, March 1. Famine prevails
in northern Hungary, and 20,000 inhabi
tants of the county of Arva are in
state of distress equalling that prevalent
in Russia. The government will not re
lieve the sufferers because they are of
the Slav race. German newspapers in
Pesth indignantly protest against this
inhnmanity and demand that the suffer
ers be relieved and provided with grain
for the spring sowing.
Chicago Grain and Provision.
CarcAoo, March t
WHEAT March. SSMc: May, fOkio.
CORN-March, ilfcc; May, iSHo.
OA '18- May, )c.
PORK May. S1L4.
LARD-May. tH-aTfe '
, BIBS May, 15.95.
Chicago Live Stock.
Us ion Stock Yard, i
Chicago, March t f
CATTLE-Estimated receipts. T.ttP bead.
Natives, S3.5D&.V25; cows and hulls. S&JSa&M;
Texans. $1.003,ia; western, S2.23(a4 00. Mar
HOGS Estimated receipts. 15,000 head.
Light. Hfr$S U: mixed and medium, St.SOa
4.9U: hmvy,l4.tS4.90. Market strong.
SHEEPJ-WestariM. S3.7iiQS.8U; Datives. S3.W
5.10; Texans, 3.2i3.0. .
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kaksas Crrr, March L
CATTLE-Eatimated receipts. 2,900 bead;
sh ipments. l.MUO. Sales: Dressed beef and
shipping steers. S3.06J4 Hj; cows and heifora.
S1.B&'U5: stockers and (seders, .'.liki3. 4S.
Market was steady throughout.
HOttS- Estimated receipts, S.S11 head; ship
ments, r.WT. The market was steady to&a
lower; extreme range, f3.25Qt.6i); balk, 130
Omaha Live Stock.
Uhio Stock Yards, I
Omaha. March 1. 1
CATTLE -Estimated receipts. 3,700 head.
1.SU0 to 1.5U0 lbs.. S3.4ua4 ; 1.1U0 to l.SXI lbs.,
$3.33 l: 8U0 to UUU lbs., S3.0UJ3 U: choico
cows, J2-iVa50; common -cows, 91.2SQ2.3b;
good native feeders. S3.75jl3.40; common feed
ers, ftMUaz.TO. Market steady.
HOGS-Estimated receipts. 2,70.) hewd. Light,
$4.5(46$; mixed. 14.6044 SO; heavy, S4.MQ
ISA- Market Ilk! h!her.
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