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The Chatham Republican. (Chatham, Columbia County, N.Y.) 1886-1918, April 03, 1888, Image 6

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SPIRITUALISM EAMl'ANL MRS. D1SS DEBAR ’ S MANIFESTATIONS EXTREMELY PROFITABLE.' She Gets the Spirits to Design Portraits! and Mr. Luther R. Marsh is So Pleased •with. Them That He Deeds His House Over to the Medium^. N ew Y ork , April 2. — The metropolitan papers have for the past week been full of the doings of a certain exponent of spiritualism in this city who calls herself Mme. Diss Debar, and who, by her charms, or spells, has capti ­ vated something more than the esteem of Mr. Luther It. Marsh, an old and well-known la\w yer, having influenced him to such an extent that he has deeded, over to her a quantity of his property and his large residence bn Madi ­ son avenue. Mr. Marsh ’ s friends, when they heard of what the hitherto conservative and level headed old gentleman had done, at ­ tempted in every way to make him reconsider his rashness. But he merely replied that it was not on his own conviction alone that he had given his possessions to Mme. Debar, but that the spirits had counseled him to do so. He further said that he had explicit faith in the woman, believing that he would have already perceived collusion or fraud in her manifestations had it existed. For all this, the life and adventures of the female Spiritualist have been extremely un ­ savory, and she has figured a number of times in the courts of New York. She is about 40 year's of age, shorthand very stout. She is a ' Kentuckian by birth, where, al ­ though she denies it, members of her family still reside. She has travelled much, and has generally claimed to be the daughter of King Ludwig, of Bavaria, and Lola Montez. the at one time widely known actress. Her particular form of spirit manifesta ­ tions are the production of portraits said to be drawn by Raphael, Rembrandt, or the spirits themselves, and under which are writ ­ ten in shaky hand various messages from the other world. Mr. Marsh has been the subject of so much comment and ridicule for the past few days that he determined to write a lecture regarding the whole matter, and last night read it to a large and deeply interested audience at Chickering hall He began his remarks by saying: “ If what I have to tell you is a fraud and a fiction it will speedily come to naught. If it is truth, it will prevail, no matter what is said against it. It is a matter in which every man must judge for himself , and be accountable to his own conscience. ” This sensible statement, so different from what had evidently been expected, was re ­ ceived by applause. Mr. Marsh went on to say that many dangers beset the man who v announces his belief in spiritualism. First is the danger that after death his will may bo set aside on the ground of his mental un- . soundness. He had provided against the contingency by distributing his possessions before leaving this earth. This statement caused a sensa ­ tion, as Mi*. Marsh is a millionaire and has no near relatives. The lecturer went on to say that another risk was that he would be declared insane. Men might hold almost any vagary, except spiritualism, without risk of being called insane. Now for him ­ self, he doubted the sanity of those who re ­ fused to believe anything except what they knew. As for heb (the speaker referred to Miss Debar by the emphasized pronoun, much as a person would allude to a deity) as for her , the facts alleged of her by the voracious press are so conflicting as to of themselves indicate her as a supernatural being. She had at least three birthplaces and eleven mothers. Seriously, the question is, are the pictures truthful manfestations? He made no claim as to them. He merely told what he knew of them — that they appeared to him as if spiritu ­ ally produced — and apparently supematur- ally, that is, by processes heretofore unkn own to human power. Could anyone explain it, ■ could anyone prove fraud? The speaker could-not. The gas was then turned down and a number of pictures exhibited. After ­ ward Mrs.'Debar came before the audience and launched a tirade of abuse against the press, at which a reporter jumped up and called her a liar. The meeting broke up in good natured disorder, everyone being satis ­ fied that they had had their money ’ s worth. THE WOMEN ’ S COUNCIL ENDED. Mrs. Stanton Tells' of Its Great Success. Speakers from Abroad. W ashington , April 2. — The Sunday night and closing session of the Women ’ s Interna ­ tional council was opened with prayer by Mary H. Hunt, of Boston, Miss Anthony made public the basis of organization for a national and international council, and the names of the officers nominated for these councils are to be elected at a business meeting to-day. Mme. Bogelet, the French delegate, read a brief letter expressing her pleasure at having attended the council Mme. Bogelet said that it was the first time she had ever spoken , English. Her paper before the council was read in French. She was succeeded by Miss Allie Trygg, of Finland, and Mrs. Groth, of Norway, who delivered short addresses. Mrs. Stanton delivered the closing address. She said the council had been a success,, and had proven that women are ready for con­ certed action. The letters sent by different countries shows the universal interest felt all over the world in the council. For the first convention, held forty years ago, a day ’ s preparation was sufficient, but for this inter- national council a year ’ s preparation was made. She also contrasted the difference with which the press received the convention of forty years ago, and the present internationalf council. The result of the latter must be of lasting effect. She contrasted the queen of England ’ s jubilee with this jubilee of the women. The queen did not do a single good ’ thing to carry down and connect her name with her jubilee, but in this, the women of America ’ s jubilee, the women of the world had brought the best thoughts and efforts of heart and brain. “ We have done much to make our country proud of us, ” said Mrs. Stanton, “ and we ask of her just and equit ­ able laws governing and making us equal to man. For the men of the nation, we ask counsel with wise women. In proportion as the circle of women extends itself, she will inspire men with broader views as to national and international questiona We ask yon to ‘ celebrate this woman ’ s jubilee by placing in woman ’ s hand the ballot. When a woman has no care to take part in government, it proves that she has not a ripened mind. Woman is hedged about with old prejudices and sus ­ tained in these prejudices by men of common sense. We are sculptors, and our life work is not to build up creeds and colors, but to roll off the loads of superstition and set the im ­ prisoned angel free. ” At the conclusion of Mrs. Stanton ’ s address “ Auld Lang Syne” was sung, and the session closed. __________ ___ William Walter Phelps ’ House Burned. E nglewood , N. J. , April 2. — William Wal ­ ter Phelps ’ house was destroyed by fire lost night; loss, $75,000. Mr. Phelps is in New York. The family were forced to • take refuge with neighbors. The fire was caused by the explosion of illuminating gas in the / art gallery. Strikers Quarrel Among Themselves and Indulge In a Free Fight. C hicago , April% — The Fort Wayne strik ­ ing freight engineers and firemen, at a meet ­ ing Saturday night, decided not to handle Burlington cars or freight under any circum ­ stances, and therefore, rather than have any ' trouble on that score they did not return to work to-day. The switchmen are perfectly neutral . They have not been asked to handle “ Q. ” cars as yet, hence they have no cause to complain, but the moment they are called upon to perform that duty they will probably follow the'example of the engineers and fire ­ men. They have practically decided also that they will not work with non-Brotherhood engineers, if the road should get any to man the engines. “ We have the ‘ Q ’ cholera, ” said a Fort Wayne engineer, “ and we are not liable to recover from it for some time. ” The Pan Handle ’ s men have not had to handle Burlington cars as yet, but it is un ­ derstood they are in perfect accord with the Fort Wayne engineers. They are ready to join the Fort Wayne men if an attempt is made to force Burlington ears into their trains. It was generally believed that the strike on the St. Paul road would involve the entire system, and would include all the engineers, firemen, switchmen and brakemen employed by the company. Such, however, did not prove to be the case, because most of the engineers and firemen at this end of the line remained loyal to the company. Saturday the St. Paul strikers appointed a committee to submit to Mr. Earling, the local manager, a proposition to the effect that the men would return to work upon the condition that the company decline to accept “ Q ” freight pending the settlement of the Bur ­ lington strike, or until the Chicago and Northwestern accepted it. The proposition also provided that all of the strikers be taken back. After a consultation with the local officers Mr. Earling telegraphed to General Manager Roswell Miller, of Milwaukee, for an answer. ' . Mr. Earling declined to divulge the answer returned by Mr. Miller. The company ’ s de ­ cision as telegraphed from Milwaukee was given to the committee about 6 o ’ clock, and at 7 :30 a special mass meeting was held to take action. The meeting was a stormy one. The company ’ s ultimatum was rejected and a general row ensued. The switchmen accused the engineers of treachery and cowardice. A passenger engineer made a speech defending himself, and was knocked down and brutally beaten. For a time a free fight was immi ­ nent. The more conservative men left the hall in disgust. The meeting adjourned at midnight without coming to any conclusion. The St. Paul strike is evidently ended. A CONVICT ’ S THREAT. After Seven Tears He Keeps His Vow to Murder a Constable. L itchfield , Ills., April 2. — Yesterday fore ­ noon Samuel Waldrop was called out of his house by Thomas Davis, who registered at the St. James hotel Saturday night and claimed to be from St. Louis. As soon as Waldrop opened the door Davis asked him if he was Samuel Waldrop, and being answered in the affirmative drew a revolver and shot him three times. The last shot, which struck him in- the back, proved instantly fatal Davis coolly walked away, but returned, after going two blocks, to see if his work had' been thorough. He then left town, and has not yet been caught. Seven years ago, it is said, Davis comnutted a robbery here, and Waldrop, . being constable at the time, ar ­ rested him. He was convicted and sent to the Joliet penitentiary for seven years. ' He said when he was sentenced that if he ever regained his liberty he would kill Waldrop. The victim was a quiet and inoffensive man, and a prominent citizen. A posse is now in search of the murderer. Mr. Dorslxeimer ’ s Body Goes to Buffalo. N ew Y ork , April 2. — The body of ex- Goyernor Dorsheimer was removed from Grace church Sunday, and taken to Buffalo william dorsheimer . on the evening train from the Grand Central depot. Mrs. Dorsheimer and a few friends accompanied the remains. The interment took place to-day in the Old cemetery in Buffalo. Abner Dorsett ’ s Great Head. C harlotte , N. C., MarchSl. — The most singular case of “ big head ” on record is re ­ ported from Chatham county, the possessor being a negro, Abner Dorsett. He is of a bright yellow color, has clear cut features and an intelligent countenance. Though 22 years of age, he is only three and a half feet in height and weighs less than seventy-five pounds. His head is so heavy that he has never been able to walk under it. Its meas­ urement is thirty-two inches in circumfer ­ ence. His arms and legs are very slender, and he cannot sit alone. When his head gets overbalanced he has to push it back with his hand. He does not know a letter or figure, but has a good mathematical mind and can solve mentally almost any problem which may be given him. .-Bismarck Seventy-three Years Old. B erlin , April2. — -Prince Bismarck received a large number of callers yesterday, the 73d anniversary of his birth, among whom were Crown Prince William and the Grand Duke of Baden. Prince Bismarck was in receipt of a profusion of telegrams, flowers and birth ­ day presents throughout the day. Emperor Frederick sent Col. Broesigke to represent him personally, and Baron Yon Seckendorff to'tender the joint congratulations of the emperor and empress. Easter Sunday In New York. N ew Y ork , April 2 — Easter Sunday was a beautiful day, and churches were • crowded with worshipers, the usual gorgeous display of feminine costume being observed.' The musical services were elaborate in both Catholic and Protestant churches, but espe­ cially at the cathedral, where part of the pro ­ gramme was Beethoven ’ s Grand Mass in C major, rendered by a quartette and a chorus of seventy voices, assisted by a band, of thirty-five pieces. Foundering of the Bark Princess. L isbon , April 2. — The English bark British Princess has been wrecked off Caminha, Portugal, and twenty-three of her crew were drowned. It is reported that Spanish cus­ toms officers fired upon a Portuguese lifeboat which put ont to rescue the drowning sailors, and prevented the saving of their lives. We want live, energetic agents in ‘ every county in the United States and Canada to sell a patent article of great merit on its mer ­ its. An article having a large sale paying over 100 per cent profit, having no competition and on which the agent is protected in the exclusive sale by a deed given for each and ’ every county he may secure from us. With all these advantages to our agents, and the fact that it is an article that can be sold to every houseowner, it might not be necessary to make ‘ ‘ an extraordinary offer ” to secure good agents at once, hut we have concluded to make it to show, not only our confidence in the merits of our invention, but in its salability by any agent that will handle it with energy. Our agents now at work are making from $150 to $300 a m( xx ’ ,h clear, and this fact makes it safe for us to make our offer to all who are out of employment. Any agent who will give our business a thirty days ’ trial and fail to clear at least $100 in this time, above all expenses, can return all goods unsold to us and we will refund the money paid for them. No such employer of agents ever dared to make such offers, nor would we if we did not know that we have agents now making more than double this amount. Our large descriptive circulars explain our offer fully, and these we wish to send to everyone out of employment who will send us three one cent stamps for postage. Send at once and secure the agency in time for the boom, and go to work on the terms named m our extraordinary offer. Address, at once. N ational N ovelty Co. 514 Smithfield St., Pittsburgh, Pa. To-Night and To-Morrow Night, And each day and night during this week you can get at all druggists ’ Kemp ’ s Balsam for the Throat and Lungs, acknowledged to be the most successful remedy ever sold for the cure of Coughs, Croup, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Asthma and Consump ­ tion. Get a bottle to day and keep it always in the house, so you can check your cold at. once. Price 50c and $1.00. Sample bot ­ tles free. T he free-trade champions should proceed without delay to chloroform the ignorant advocates of their doctrine who are blindly giving their case away by referring to the price of clothing under protection. Every ­ body buys clothing, and everybody knows that clothing can he bought in Detroit or in any other city or town more cheaply than ever before in the history of the country. The petty free-trade organs are making themselves ridiculous by their thoughtless remarks on this subject. Thanks to pro ­ tection, we can now buy cheap clothing of American-made cloths and ask no odds of anybody. And it is some satisfaction to know that every yard of it represents American labor . — Detroit Tribune. Interested People. Advertising a patent medicine in the peculiar way in which the proprietor of Kemp ’ s Balsam, for Coughs and Colds, does it is indeed wonderful. He authorizes all druggists to give those who call for it a sample bottle/ree, that they may try it be ­ fore purchasing. The large bottles are 50c and $1.00. We certainly would advise a trial. It may save you from consumption. A sseslblyman and ex-Congressmah Bag- ley, of Greene county, is the hero of the high license fight. .His constituents ought to be proud of him. A Democrat who dares to vote against the dictation of the brewers is a marked man it this state. If you are low spirited and have no appetite get a bottle of NIC HOliS ’ BA.RK AND IRON. It is the safest and most effective Iron Tonic ever pre­ sented to the public. IPmilTINC! Go where you can get The Best Work EXECUTED IN FIRST CLASS STYLE. We are prepared to execute orders FOR ANY KIND OF PRINTING from lamotli Audi Fosters Down to a label tor a pill box. Printing- in Black, Printing in White, Printing in Colors, Sombre or Bright. Printing for Merchants, For Manufacturers too; Printing for any Who ’ ve printing to do. Printing for Bankers, Clerks, Auctioneers, Printing for Druggists, For Dealers in Wares. Printing for Butchers, For Grocers, for all Who want printing done And will come or say, “call.” Printing of Posters, Printing of Labels, Printing of Bill Heads For stores or for stables. Printing of Pamphlets, And other books, too; In fact these are few things But what we can do. . Send your orders to CH ATH AM, W. Y. Cloth Boots $ 1 . 98 , Every Pair Warranted. .A.T mBEE! MAX KOFFEUT, Prop. MAIN STREET, CHATHAM. Struck Bottom. AWAY THEY GO. All winter goods consisting of all kinds of OVERCOATS, SUITS, Underwear, &c. are selling very rapidly. They are disposed of Below the Original Cost. BAsraanEHEi. CLOTHING HOHSE, No. 13 Main Street, Chatham. A. MARKS, Prop ’ r. 6t J* For Sale FINE CUSTOM • -St - ‘ IVJ ID ■ BEADY-HADE CLOTHING. The undersigned Have added to tlieir Ready- made a Custom Department stocked with tke choicest Foreign and Domestic Suitings, and having the services of a very Competent Cutter, with long experience with the best trade in New York city, are prepared to exe ­ cute orders for Flee and Medium Grades of Clothing Very Reasonable Prices ! We are aiming to make our Ready-made Stock far (superior to any that has previously been offered, and in FIT, ST YDS and QUALITY to compare favorably with any produced. Selections for Spring in both Departments we consider very cnoice, and an inspection of the same is respectfully solicited, JAMES H. GROSS & Co., Broadway, Corner Maiden Lane, TO THE PUBLIC. CHATHAM, N. Y. From the pleasing and. satisfactory results of my business dealings with numerous patrons during the years past, it is with perfect confidence I again call yom* attention to the variety of Memorials, Head Stones and Monuments, executed from the latest designs I have now in my show room, which I am pre ­ pared to sell and compete with any one in the business. People who have lost dear friends usually desire to place, as soon as convenient,, some lasting and appropriate piemorial at their graves as an evidence of their love and respect. It ’ s the last and only thing to be done. It is a sacred duty to properly mark their last resting place. We feel self satisfied when this is done. Especially so when we receive all we bargain for. ; In order to do this and avoid imposition, place your orders for Memorials, Head Stones and Monuments in the hands of reliable dealers, those who can and will give good references as ‘ to honorable dealing. Purchase nothing but NTo. 1 stock if you desire durability. Be sure to have inserted in your contract “ The work and material to be first-class in every particular. ” Don ’ t buy low. grade stock at any price, as you will .invariably i be disappointed. There are very few articles of commerce in which the public are so poorly posted as in Marble and Granite. Hence the necessity of guarding well your contract and using great care to buy only of reliable and ’ experienced dealers. Make your choice as between Marble and Granite, purely according to choice of color and general appearance, as there is no perceptible difference as to durability. If you can buy as cheap at home, or perhaps a little cheaper, with the same quality of wofk, or perhaps a little bet ­ ter, don ’ t you think you would be wise in giving your orders to your nearest neighbor and thereby help along a home enter ­ prise ? My V SHOW ROOM: OPPOSITE PO8T-0FFJCE BIJILBINH, Is always filled with beautiful work* It will pay you to come and look it over before purchasing. - . Mr. Charles A. Swift, my traveling agent, will quote you prices the same as if you ordered at my shop. , I am veiy truly yours, Chatham, N. Y., Feb. 28,1888: . FRANK E. ALLEN.

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