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31 Dec 1884

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31 Dec 1884

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Indianapolis Indiana State Sentinel (Newspaper) - December 31, 1884, Indianapolis, Indiana Mtima yol. Xxx no. 48.indianapolis, wednesday december 31, 1884 whole no. 1,555 Clit Gist viol Reform. Be Litane addresses a Oomman cation to tha Prea Dent Eleece on the subject Hill reply thereto. Kew Yoek Deo. 29. following correspondence explains itself a i Onat civil a Foiw , ofkke4 Pine , new , v december 20, 1834. J to Hon. Grover Cleveland Gjek i e have the Honor to address you on be half of Ihen amp tonal civil service Reform league an association composed of citizens of All parties whose Iole purpose is Itidal catch by he name and a which Tikos no part whate or in party Controvert Sineti. Tie vast increase in the number of Pora Oua engaged. In the civil service and Ilie grave mis Ohio la ind dangers arising from the general pro scrip Tina in the service which Lor half a Century has follows the change of party control of the administration has produced so profound an impression upon tie Public mind that Iho first effective Steps toward Reform were taken with co opera Una of both parties in the passage of the Reform act of january 10, 18s3 the abuses which that act seeks to Correct however Are so strongly entrenched in the tradition and usages of both parties that there is not Iralu a a wide Pread anxiety lest party change in the National Iso Culive effected by the late election should shove them to be inseparable. But be i Velnie As we do that the reformed system can nol he held to he securely established until it has safely Pasi cd the ordeal of such party chanae Aud Decalli in with satisfaction and Confidence your Public expressions Friendly to Reform and your iii dial 8ct i As chief executive of the state of now Vork we Coul Dently commend this cause to your patriotic care in the exer i of the Greit Power which the american Poole have entrusted to you. I respectfully yours Geoege Crris pre deut. Mam Potts Secretary. John Jay Moorfield so her j. . Pleasants a. W. , Xvi Kett r. Whee Iffus it i i it k Cwm Wpm Mohri i. W Imam jil., Cai l i Liui w. Built a. K ecu nor nor cake a Wei a w. Alkin executive committee. President elect Cleveland replied Alhay dec. -5, a so Hon. Geo. We. Curtis president Etc sin your communication dated Deceron Ojerio addressed to me on behalf of the National civil i service Reform league has been received. That practical Reform in the civil ser race is demanded is abundantly established by the fact that the statute referred to in your Lio Munica lion to secure such a result had Baen passed in Congress with the assent of both political parties and by the further fact that the sentiment ecu rally prevailed a Contr patriotic people calling for a fair and honest enforcement of a Law which has been thus enacted. I regard myself As plod de to this because my Conception of the True democratic Isitt Aud Public duty re quires that this and All other statutes Noula he. In Good Faith und without evasion enforced and because in Mauv utterances made prior to my election As president approved by the party to which 1 belong and which 1 have no disposition to disclaim 1 have in elect promised the people that this shall be done. I am not unmindful of the fact to which you refer that Many of our citizens in a that the recent party change in the National exec Uve May demonstrate that abuses which have grown up in the a civil service Are int Radic Ahie. I know they Are deeply Roidl and that the spoils system Bas been supposed to the intimately related to sic Cess in the of party organization and 1 am not sure thai All those who profess to he friends of this Reform will stand firmly among its advocates when they Hud it obstructing their was to patronage and place but fully appreciating the Trust committed to my charge to such consideration shall cause relaxation on my part of the Earnest Effort to enforce this Law. There is a c af8 of government positions which Are not within the letter of civil service statute but which Are so dii<3onnected with the policy of an administration that removal therefrom of the present incur Hents in my opinion shall not be made during the terms for which they were appointed solely on Partlan it rounds and for the purpose of putting in their places those who Are in political Accord with the appointing Power. But Many now holding such positions have forfeited All just claim to retention a because they have used their places for party purposes in dire gang of their duty to the people an i because instead of being decent Public ser vault they have proved themselves offensive partisans and unscrupulous manipulators of local party management. The lessons of the past should be unlearned and such Cilicia is As Well As their successors should be taught that Eili Cliency fitness and Devotion to Public duty Are tue con i ions of their continuance in Public place and that the a Lufort and unobtrusive exercise of Audi tidal polio goal rights is the reasonable measure of their party service. If i were addressing none but party friends i a hound deem it entirely proper to remind them that tit ouch the coming administration is to be democratic p. Due regard for the people s interest does not permit faithful party work to be always rewarded by appointment to Otyce and to Sav to them that Wiiilie democrats met by cd Decoi All proper consideration in the selections for Silica not embraced within the civil service rules a ill be based upon sufi int Ino ulry As to fitness instituted by those charged with that duty rather than upon persistent Importunity or self solicitation and rec on he behalf of candidates fora of liniment. Yours very truly. Mokover . Its Kerimo National. Notes. The Bill passed tiie Senate on the 13th of May last and was placed on the speaker s table in the House where it now remains buried under 127 other Bills a without a possible Chance of resurrection. It has not even been referred to by the House military committee the chairman of which general Rosecrans is supposed to favor it. The Only Way it could be reached would be by taking it up by unanimous consent and this is rendered out of the question from the fact that there is a decided opposition to it. ,.detectives Are at work on a Case which they suppose will reveal extensive swindling operations. An advertisement has appeared in several Northern papers which contains the names of three citizens of the District and states that they have received an appropriation which will enable them to distribute 50,000 mementos of the Washington Monument which they will do upon the receipt of fifty seven cents for postage. The piece of Marble to be furnished As a memento is to have a painting upon it and to be set in a handsome Plush Frame. The alleged advertisers will probably be arrested within the next two Days. Nothing has been heard in this City today touching general Grant s financial affairs. General Sherman has not yet arrived and it is now said will not be Here until after the lat of january. General Mead said to night i am of the opinion Vanderbilt will not care to take advantage to Anch an extent As to enforce general Grant s personal effects. Aside from that however it has occurred to me that Vanderbilt May be acting for general Grant s Benefit having a preferred claim on general Grant s property he May execute the Law and obtain pos8es.s of and learn it Sci sequently simply to prevent some claimants who come after from securing general Grant s elects. So we had better wait and see. If things Are in As bad a shape As reported no doubt tiie Effort for his Relief will prove successful. General Grant is National property and the nation Takoy Pride in the honors he has received. If Congress is unwilling to place him on the retired list of the army let them make an appropriation to Purchase the mementos be has and place them on Eshi Bitita at the smithsonian institution. The Secretary of the Navy to Day received a Cable message from Admiral Davis at Nagasaki Japan announcing the death on Board the Trenton of naval Cadet t. 7. Toney of Illinois. The president has approved the act detaching county Tennessee from the Southern division of the District of East Tennessee and attaching it to the Middle District of the state. General Hazen chief signal of Beer has submitted to the Secretary of War charges against assistant adjutant general Mckeever for having made derogatory remarks concerning the management of the recent Arctic expeditions. The charges relate entirely to general Mckeever s alleged comments on the course pursued by lieutenant Greely and no reference is made in them to what general Mckeever is alleged to have said of the chief signal officer. The s y of War i has recommitted to the chief Bignal officer the charges preferred by him against sergeant Otto Holt North. Of the signal service of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman in having tampered with the private mail of lieutenant Greely with instructions to detail a court martial for his trial. Government cd bks i Cvjeti at Lou of the cattle Vleit s idea sen of Inailau reservations Wash Lui ton quo Ament dedication Aud other items Wasinik Gooij Deo. The Senate com rutile on Indian Al dirs on january 3, of ill begin an investigation of the leasing of lands la the Indian territory and on the Crow reservation by indians to cattle men. Number of prominent cattle men and Ludo an chiefs will be subpoenaed to appear before the committee. Oae Section of the Ile Vised statutes declares the Indian tribes have no authority to lease their lands. A succeeding Section allows herders the privilege of driving their cattle Over reservations upon obtaining the consent of the indians and the government. The cattle men con Horne the latter Section As meaning that a hey May lease the lands and under this sons tract on nearly ail the Crow reservation in Montana and Quapaw Cheyenne and Arapahoe reservation in the Indian territory have been leased for periods of five to ten years at from two to twelve cents net acre per annul. In the Cherokee strip also in the Indian territory nine cattle men have exclusive control of 6.000,000 acres at an annual rental of $100,000, the object of the investigation is to enable can Penis to take intelligent action on the subject if additional legislation is deemed of Cestary. Arrangements for the dedication of the Washington Monument Are Oroz a reusing rapidly. The commission appointed by Congress to arrange suitable ceremonies have extended a general invitation to the military to masonic and civic organizations latter not to carry any Emble Ais of apolitical character to participate. General Sheridan requests All organizations intending to take part in the procession to notify him at the earliest possible moment in order that proper places in the column May be assigned them. Arrangements Are being completed at tha naval Observatory to extend the system of drop pig time a is to Boston Baltimore and Hampton roads and ultimately to new Orleans. will be done automatic Aliy be telegu sub connection with the Observatory clocks As is now the Case with the time Ball in new York. Within a few Days a Ball will be dropped in the exposition buildings at new Orleans and the Twenty five or thirty clocks in those buildings be Reg plated each Day by telegraphic impulses from the Observatory clock at Washington. The time sent will be 12 o clock Standard time of the seventy fifth Meridian. Oneel tech of the failure of congre.?s to pass the naval Bill will be to suspend All work at the Navy Yard etc., except such As is contingent on the care and preservation of the building Al and other property. The 8tir says the prospects of a Bill for the a it of general Grant Are not g Jod. The effect of flooding members with petitions from the Eastern and Central states praying for the passage of the Bill or. Collins of Massa can setts says he will be recognized by the speaker the first week of Cong res next month and that he has no doubt the Bill will get through. It can not be passed however say old members until it is too late for the Senate to act although that body is anxious for ili. While the East is solid for a bankrupt Bill and Ohio favors it the Prairie states Indiana and almost the entire South oppose it because of the ill effects of the old and defective Law on the subject. The Honse Bill to prohibit the fencing of in bloc l.abd8�?the different states and the electoral Beturne. Washington dec. 26.�?members of the Senate committee on Public lands express the opinion that the House Bill to prohibit the fencing of Public lands will be reported Back favourably to the Senate Vith amendments soon after the re convention of Congress. The House Bill makes it lawful for any citizen or settler to remove such fences at will this opinion some members of the committee say does not go far enough since few settlers would be willing to incur the powerful enmity of the cattle men and cowboys. It Bas been proposed to Amend the Bill by re enacting an old Law on the subject requiring the removals of fences to be done by the United Stetes marshal and military when their services Are required. All except the states of Oregon and Iowa have sent in their electoral returns by mail but the states of California. Florida Iowa Kansas Nebraska Nevada Oregon South Carolina Texas and Wisconsin have not yet sent in their electoral votes by messenger. Lieutenant general Sheridan is confined to Bis House by illness which though serious is a Aid not to be dangerous. He is suite ring from a derangement of the stomach and his physician has ordered him to remain at Home and rest. The stoppage of Silver coinage will scarce in occur at this session. Special to the Sentinel. A Sington dec. 2g.�?"this agitation of the Silver coinage and the cessation of the Purchase of Bullion is All Gammon said a Southern member to Day. Quot it s my judgement Quot he continued Quot that there will be no change of Money matters now not at least until the new administration has tested itself. That will be a couple of years it is Cleveland s policy to get As much Money in the Treasury As possible and then spend it. He thinks if we would begin some Public works and turn $20,000,-000 or $30,000,000 upon the people each year for three or four years we would have Fleeher purses and i Don t think anything will be suffered that will be inclined to contract the a Kentucky Job. The snap rising number of department clerks that voted for Cleveland Coffa Houfu s supporters being t.i0obed alter special to the Sentinel. Wasin Iitto dec. 20.�?about half of the clerks in the departments Here Are developing a Good Deal of duplicity for the purpose of entrenching themselves in their positions a Small office seems to make a great Coward of a Man. Men who did their Best for the Success of the Republican ticket claim now to have voted for Cleveland for years hence there will be few of the department clerks who will not vote the straight democratic ticket. Those who have heretofore Given a Hearty approval of the Republican ticket will be on the other tack of the wind or will by their positions be coerced. The politicians of Virginia in both parties Are after the scalps of those holding Federal places. The re adjusters have Many men in Ollice Here and they fear contamination. Senator Mahone has held a Good hand in this administration and he has played it Well for spoils. He intends it is said to run for governor next november and All who can be dismissed from place who received it through his favor will go. In the eyes of a republicans the most detestable men Are those who Are playing democrats More to maintain their positions and it is not to Likely that there will be some Back capping in the matter and some men displaced for their treachery who would if they remained firm to their political Alma mater be retained. There Are precious few in position who really voted for Cleveland. The army and Navy endorse the Nicar Agnan project. Special to the Sentinel. Wastik Egton dec. 20.�?it is understood that the army and Navy Are Strong for the nicaraguan canal treaty and All. They believe that with the control of the isthmus the United states will have a first class Navy Good defences and a reorganized and enlarged army. These will be prerequisite to the successful operation of the canal and the manipulation of South american Trade. Quot then Quot said a naval officer to Day Quot we can have a Little War once in a while. The Only Way we can have a fight a by bickering with some of the South american countries. They always have the Chip on their shoulder and we Are proud if we can Ashord to a very ardent endorsement of the nicaraguan treaty is received from the Ocean vessel men everywhere. It is now stated that no sex Confederate will be called to the Cabinet. Special to the Sentinel. Warning Toni dec. 29.�?it is announced Here that or. Cleveland will not Call any Man into his Cabinet who was connected with the Confederate army during the late War. At first it was feared that this might cause offence but it seems to be generally approved by the party managers. They say it precludes the possibility of accusing the successful party with trying to revive the confederacy or honouring anyone that in a member of a class nationally objection a e. Now it looks like the new president would guard against every Rock that could interfere with a eafe four years cruise. At the Cole Kibo scan at. The chief Justice a son interviewed Cou Kerning that libel Salt. Philadelphia dec. 25.�?stephen Coleridge the younger son of the lord chief Justice of England passed through Philadelphia to Day to join Henry Irving in Pittsburg. He gave in an interview the family Side of the recent libel suit brought by or. Adams who has since married miss Coleridge. He said his sister had always been treated As a cherished daughter and had presided As the head of the household at her father s table. She received x180 a year As pin Money. Quot or. Adams Quot he said Quot is without a shilling. He is or wag the paid Secretary of an anti vivisection society to which my sister belonged and she first ran across him in that Way. My father knowing of or. Adams Lack of position and ability to support a wife very naturally tried to put a Stop to the inti Tracy. He told or. Adams that he would give my sister logo a year after her marriage. Is that All or. Adams asked. Yes replied my father wait for six months. Try in that time if you can earn sufficient Means annually to support a wife. If you can do so 1 will not Endeavor to Click the marriage Quot a or. Adams Quot continued or. Coleridge Quot did not make Anyes tort to increase his income and before the six months time had expired returned to my father and demanded a larger Dower with my sister s hand. This my father refused Quot Quot where is your sister now Quot Quot in lodgings i fancy Quot said or. Coleridge with a Little Shrek of the shoulders. Quot she left my father s House of her own free will before the Case came up in court. Even now she receives from my father i per week. Why it is that she should have advertised for pupils a she to take the part of govern Eesi i am unable to say unless it were for an Inolin int father further particulars of the affray Greensberg a four met killed. ky., dec. 23 a it has been with the greatest difficulty that any reliable particulars of the mob which lately visited horse Cave in Hart county could be Learned. As yet the press has not received anything like a full statement of the facts. The mob numbering botwen Twenty five and fifty was Defeated and Iriven away by four men in a very Short space of time. One of their number was killed outright and left upon the ground while four others have since died and still others Aro badly wounded it is not known How Many or How badly and it is next to impossible to find out. A tames marshal a Young main of this town has been going to school at horse Cave the past fall. He was a Umpil of professor Slocum the object of the Moo s Wrath and was present at Slocum a Hosea the night of attack and assisted in resin swing the mob. He is a Young Man of Esce Lient a Miry and up questionable veracity Anc. It is fron in i get the inside facts herein l elated. If appears that Slocum was principal of Tho school in horse Cave and some of the citizens became dissatisfied with him and gave his place in the school to another Man. Slocum immediately started another school on his own responsibility and was in a prosperous condition when prejudice against him ran so High tha he Quot Vraa warned to leave the place. Not Long so he was privately inform cd that his Lite was in danger. Among Othir things which were the outcome of the finnity existing Between him and some Oitte citizens were several slander suits with Slocum As plaintiff. Enough was said on both sides to Divide the town and his enemies resolved to get rid of him at any Cost. It was almost beyond dispute that their intention was to tar and Feather him and Send him a say in disgrace. On the night of the bloody encounter a Young Man whose name is withheld for obvious reasons was taken into a room by Ion men and urged to join a mob against the school teacher Slocum. To positively refused. And to further persuade him a list of the members of the mob was shown him. He could not be prevailed upon but very soon Jamea Marshall received word that at in o clock Slocum would be visited by a mob. No time was lost in a iving these facts to Slocum and Long before the hour appointed he with Young to Marshall Joe Anderson and John Hardie were armed with shotguns and in waiting at Slocum s residence. About 10 o clock mounted men were seen going by the House in squads of two and fours. One of them was head to say Quot there is the House boys spot ju3t at 11 o clock on the Hill above Slocum s House a yell was heard which was from the other Side of the House very shortly Rode into Slocum s Yard through the front Gate. The Gate is. Only thirty feet from the House. Slocum a and Hardie saw this from an upstairs window while Marshall and Anderson were defending the front door. Some of the mob were on foot but the number could nit be counted when the last Man Rode through the Gate one cried out Quot surround the House boys and make Quick work of it Quot and some one knocked against the front door. At this moment Slocum said to Hardie Quot give pm hell John Quot and they both opened fire. The fire was promptly returned and about seventy five shots a Ere discharged at Slocum and Hardie without effect. From the Bouse eleven shots were fired Aud with deadly effect. The mob quickly dispersed and from the House lighted fire Baljit were thrown into the Yard to prevent them from removing the dead. Grouns and cries for help a Ere heard Ana men were seen running in every direction. But very soon the town was quiet. One Man was found in the Yard shot through the head with i Buckshot. His name was Wayne Grain. Two empty bottles and an open knife were found in his a tickets and an empty i Itol in Liis . In a deep Ravine about two Miles from town a a re was seen from dark till Midnight and next Day ropes and a bucket of tar were found at this place also Marks of blood where the wounded had doubtless been attended. Several ride less horses were found in and around town Early next morning some of them shot. Sparks of blood were found in All the principal roads leading from the town. Since that memorable saturday night information has reached horse Cave that four More of those who participated in the mob have died. It is ascertained that one of them was a Young Man named Craddock a Cousin of Benjamin Craddock a merchant at horse Cave. The names of the others can not be Learnce. She refused to talk about Tho affair at first but the Gist of the Story was obtained. Stein keeps a Saloon and restaurant in Clarion and has been married seventeen years. Decker was in his employ six months. About the time his suspicions were aroused the quiet unassuming bottle Washer and the buxom Iraq skipped out the latter taking ?2,000 of Stein s hard earnings. He finally located them in Philadelphia and armed with the warrants and a commission As a Deputy sheriff the unlucky hn8band caught up with the guilty pair. Decker begged not to be locked up and agreed to return forthwith. The party arrived in the City on sunday. To Day one of the chambermaid discovered mrs Stein talking from the second Story window with Decker who was in the Alley below. This came to Stein s Eais and to night he discovered Decker slipping into the hotel. The injured husband appeared to mourn the lo�3 of his Money most but at the same time he lays ail blame on Decker and will take what Legal satisfaction out of him he can get. His wife he is willing to forgive if she will go Back Home and not repeat the escapade. They have a family of three sons and one daughter. A son s sacrifice. Young Iio Der perished on the scaffold for his father s crime. Ottawa out., Deo. 2,3.�?John Lowder father of the George Lowder who was hanged last june for the murder of Peter Lazier died at Picton on saturday and before death it is stated he confessed to having committed the deed himself and that his son had nothing to do with the matter further than driving him to the House of Jones. It was about a year ago this month that Peter Lazier a resident of Picton was murdered at the residence of Gilhert Jones Bloomfield. About 10 o clock p. La. Two masked men went to Jones Honse to Rob him but on finding Lazier there they failed to accomplish their purpose. One of the murderers had a gun and his Coop Anion a revolver. Lazier grappled with one of them and in the tussle was Siofu deed. The intruders then ran away. Chief Mckinnon was telegraphed for next morning and with the assistance of several neighbors traced the guilty parties from the scene of the murder across Fields and Over footpaths in the Snow leading to Joseph Tompsett House. Tom setts John and George Lowder were arrested but at the trial John Lowder was acquitted. Tha other two prisoners were found guilty of murder and suffered the penalty of the Law on the scaffold on the 10th of june l is. George Lowder protested his innocence to the last and the general feeling at the time was that he preferred death rather thar. Convict his father but it would now appear that the lat Ter s guilty co a science would not allow him to die without making a clean confession of the murders. Certain parties saw a Cutter on the night in question going in Tho direction of Jones House with Throe persons in it but these persons could not be induced to give evidence to that effect in the witness Box. The boots that exactly corresponded with one of the trails in the Snow were those claimed by George Lowder at the time of his arrest hence it was that the jury found him guilty. The affair has caused great excitement in the neighbourhood where the Lowers resided. He saw his Mothka s Host. A great ado. Congressmen from the Jiwat flooded with petitions for a bankrupt Bill. Special to the Sentinel. Wasu Lugton dec. 25. A the announcement made in the dispatches that there was very Little likelihood that a Baa Kropt Bill could be passed by Cong Reaa has had the Bash Indore Emeul me wrote across his son s marry pc iii Euse. , ga., dec. 25.�?georga a. Howard was clerk in the office of his father who is Ordinary of Bartow county and whose duty it is to Issue marriage licenses and record the fact of marriage when performed. Young Howard issued himself a License signing his father s name As usual in other cases and married miss Annag Payne a respectable Young lady of the place. When his father heard of it he was furious and instead of recording the marriage License when returned to him by Rev. Or. Head Dens officiating Clergyman wrote across its face an endorsement and returned it to his son. The endorsement among other things said Quot this infernal paper was sneaked Back into my office. It is hereby returned and is Good evidence to remind you of your theft icing and virtual forgery. Little did i Ever think that you would turn yourself Over to the control of As Low Down a scoundrel As Ned Payne and As Low Down villain As Vest Harwell and to become so infatuated with the infernal set you have taken up with. Can t you get from among them if not got a rope and hang yourself. How can you face respectable people you can record this in Bell. J. A. the document creates much indignation among the lady s friends. Ex-3enatob . In All probability he will be Given a Cabinet position special to the Sentinel. Washington dec. 25. United action of the Indiana delegation led by the Gallant senator Yoo reefing endorsing sex senator Mcdonald for a Cabinet position under or Cleveland has had a very Good effect. It was expected that this move would be taken but since it was mor e than a formal matter it 1 88 had a double effect. Senator Voorhees and other prominent Indiana democrats say they believe there is no doubt about senator Mcdonald being called into the Cabinet and that he will go into the department of the Interior. Notwithstanding the fact that senator Mcdonald s induction into the Cabinet would greatly strengthen the democratic party in Indiana the republicans of the state now Here. Speak of the matter As one of the highest Justice to the senator and he is endorsed to a Man regardless of party. Waii nent fitness and the Sterling qualities of the gentleman recommend him. A bloody election. Vienna dec. 20.�?during the election for burgomaster at Navarro ski Hungary six persons were killed Paris dec. 20, Senate to Day by 192 to 3, confirmed the previous vote rejecting the motion to Grant a credit for the first Quarter of 1885 without detaching the Revenue estimates from the general budget. The ses amp Ion then closed. Severe shocks of Earth Inake. Vienna dec. 29, severe earthquake Shock was experienced in Carinthia to Day. Considerable damage was done to Many buildings. , dec. 2� a an earthquake was Felt in Wales to Day. Many houses were injured. Sequei. To an Eliop Benr. The injured husband has the despoiled of his Home arrested on a charge of . Pittsburg pa., dec. 23.�?an elopement which began most auspiciously last october was ended in this City to night by the arrest of Charles Decker on two warrants. One charged him with the larceny of Money and other Artl rules to the value of ?2,0g0, taken from the Saloon of Jacob Stein in the Borough of Clarion some time in october last. The most interesting feature of the Case hinged on the warrant in which Decker was charged Vath having had criminal relations with Mary Stein wife of the complainant. Decker a a very Ordinary looking specimen of humanity Small in size and with a cast of countenance like a consumptive or one that had been in jail for a Good while. He had a Small Valise in his Possession and sg05 in Money in his clothes. Stein disappeared As soon As Decker was locked up and shortly afterwards he was found in company with his wife at a hotel. Mrs. Stein a a buxom woman about thirty five years of age and was dressed in a Well appearing dark suit. She sat on one of the Beds in the room and appeared As indifferent to the situation could be imagined. Aad two Days later he sintered the ghostly realm himself. Hab Tafoki dec. 2s.�?last monday night Patrick Donnelly of this place imagined that he saw his Mother who has been dead for years. The next morning while at work at the Pratt amp Whitney company s Sawmill he was struck by a piece of Wood and injured by severely thai he died on wednesday. The strange occurrence la causing a great a Sal of comment. According to the Story of the widow her husband on monday night took Down from the shelf a volume of poetry to read Aud the first poem which opened to his hand was one on he began to read this when his wife begged him to desist As it oppressed her. A smiled at her fears and remarking that he would do some writing before he retired closed the Book. Mrs. Donnelly bade him Good night and left the room. Or. Donnelly had nearly completed his task when to heard a he Kitchen door open. Failing to hear the sound of it a being closed he came to the conclusion that it wag Hia dog which had entered. He had barely entered the Kitchen when lifting Hin eyes he beheld in the Middle of the apartment the figure of an old woman in dark garments and about her stooping shoulders there fell the folds of a Black shawl. Her face was wan and Pale and very sad. She lifted her gaunt hand and made a motion toward him then turned walked Slos Vly across the Ioor and out through the still open door. She disappeared a the gloom and the door to and closed itself leaving or. Donnelly standing Awe stricken at the other end of the room. In a moment he regained his usual presence of mind and hurried to Hia bedroom where Bis wife who was still awake asked him what was the trouble Quot i have seen Ray dead Mother Quot he said in an affrighted manner. She tried to persuade him that he was mistaken but he rigidly Adi iced to his assertion. He then related the fact As above Given and appeared very much depressed. His wife endeavoured to cheer him but All to no purpose. After a Short time he retired and As stated arose tuesday morning went to work and fifteen minutes alter comma cing his labors received the injury which caused Nis death. _ fatally Hurt while coasting. Stecial to the Sentinel. Mab Isoji ind., ofic. £0.�?while coasting last saturday night with a crowd of companions a boy named Robert Menser aged twelve son of John Menser Well known Butcher came Down a Steep Grade on his sled lying with his face Down so he could not see. When he came to the Street therefore his sled came Down into a Gutter with a crash fracturing his skull., although to still survives there is Little Hope of his recovery As some of his brains have already oozed out and one of his arms is paralysed. Gladstone s seventy filth birthday. London dec. 29.�?to-Day is Gladstone s seventy fifth birthday. The occasion is being celebrated with great festivity at Haw Arden. Birthday greetings reach the great Leader from All parts of the Empire. The Prince of Wales sent cordial congratulations. Many Liberal bodies take advantage of the Day to present the grand old Man Quot with addresses expressive of continued Confidence and profound admiration. Newspapers without distinction of party devote leading articles to Eulogy of the great statesman. A land slip kills thirty persons. Madrid dec. 20. Fatel land slip occurred in a Mountain near Periana. It destroyed Many houses which stood in the path and buried forty eight persons. Eighteen of these were rescued alive. It is reported that 900 persons Are buried beneath the ruins of buildings in Albuner Las. Three churches at Antiquera Are left in a tottering condition. The inhabitants Are encamped in the Fields. The g. A. A draw Ink at Stoughton bsasa., create general trouble. mass., dec. 28.�?there is a Law in the statute books of Massachusetts which prohibits the carrying on of lotteries. Nevertheless this Law has been ignored by societies who have carried them on openly and the violation has been connived at by a the officers whose duty it is to prohibit them. The g. A. R. Posts of the state usually take this Means of improving the j condition of their exchequer and it has been customary for them to Havo their j fairs opened with great eclat by the governor of the Commonwealth accompanied by his staff and a retinue of state officers. This year the Treasury has been greatly depleted and in order to replenish it a fair was inaugurated on december 17, on monday december 22, tie commander of the Post was visited by messes. In nil and Thomas of the District police who informed commander Wood that a complaint had been lodged at the office of the chief of the District police. The complaint charged that the Post had violated state Laws in relation to carrying on a lottery. This was a Surprise to the commander who at once called the committee of the fair together and it was decided to postpone the drawing of the prizes. The officers of the state Force after satisfying themselves that the commander of the Post would not continue the drawing withdrew after notifying the commander and committee that if they proceeded they should be liable to arrest and prosecution. Thia episode created the greatest consternation Aud the townspeople at once began an investigation. It was Learned from the police that the complaint had been made by three ministers of the town who said they had determined to begin a crusade against the Post. The Cler a roman who caused the complain t to be lodged with District attorney Bumpus of Norfolk county Are Rev. C. H. Ewer of the methodist Church Rev. C. , of the universalist Church and Rev. C. L. Rotch. Of the orthodox Church. The action of these clergymen has raised a local Breeze in Stoughton which will not be quelled for some time As most of the leading citizens Many of them members of the churches presided Over by the aforesaid clergymen Are in full sympathy with the Pofit. Some of the parishioners of or Tenney at once left his Church and two members of the choir sent Hui word that he need not contaminate himself by Ever calling at their House and they would never again contaminate him or his Church by entering its portals. This morning or. Ewer received a letter which threatened to Divide himself and his Church and to ruin his chances of reappointment. The writer of the letter condemned him in most unmeasured terms and made some very Strong insinuations against the Clergyman s character. This no doubt will be the occasion of a very serious charge being preferred against the writer of the threatening epistle. The clergy justify themselves on the ground that the action of the Post is not Only illegal but immoral and charge that the Post has acted Dis honorable inasmuch As they did not desist from maintaining a lottery last year after they had promised the divines they would do so. The clergymen say that now they have inaugurated the Good fight they mean to keep it up. And they claim that Tho religious sentiment of the Community is with them. Could be called. His association with the firm of c. Aultman amp co., agricultural in Slement manufacturers the wrought Iron Ridge company of Akron Aad the Mansfield Mower and reaper works together with other big enterprises had made him known throughout the country. He had been named As a probable candidate for governor on the Republican ticket the coming election. Aultman s life was insured for Over �100,-000. Fifty thousand dollars waa taken out six months ago. He leaves one child mrs. George d. Harter of this City and his second wife. He contributed .60,000 to the new first m. E. Church and contributed largely to Kenyon College. It is not made Public whether there is a will. Father Ano . They were both killed by the same Ball fired by the desperado Sullivan now a jail. Miles City mont., dec. 28�?vigorous search by officers and vigilantes has been made two Days a and nights for Bob Sullivan who fled immediately after shooting Carlin thursday afternoon. Jim and Frank Connolly found him in a Dancla fifteen Miles North. The officer knowing his desperate character stood each Side of the door and called to him to surrender. As he emerged he threw up both hands but in his right held a revolver thrown Back so the officers could not see it. As soon As he gained a sight of Frank he commenced shooting and then throwing Down the revolver he grabbed a Sharpe Rifie continuing the firing. In the excitement or Carlin with a three year old boy a his Aims ran out when a Ball struck penetrating Carlin s wrist an the child s neck and passing diagonally through the breast. Sulivan then escaped in the darkness. At 2 o clock this morning As they were Topping a Hill they saw an object ahead which proved to be the desperado. As the officers neared him he Lay Ovyn and warning them he would not surrender without further fight he offered to go ahead to Miles City. Rather than shoot him the officers Tola him to go on they followed and on arriving Here he gave up his Rifle and was placed in jail. Carlin was a respectable Aud Well to do sheep grower who came from Findlay o. His wife and two children arrived hero this afternoon Sullivan hag been known As one of the hardest characters in Musselshell county. Much indignation is expressed at the foul deed and Many threats of Lynching Are. Heard cowboys train wreckers lynched. Terrible Fate of train wrecker at Purvis Mississippi. Chattanooga tenn., dec. 2s.�?on the night of the 22d inst. The fast passenger train on the new Orleans and northeastern Railroad Between new Orleans Aud Atlanta while running at the rate of forty Miles an Henrj was wrecked near Purvis miss., by an obstruction placed on the track by wreckers. Robert Turner of Cincinnati and his fireman were crushed to death by Btu no bruised beneath the tender. Tom Griff detective for the Road was sent to work up the Case and he soon had reasons to suspect three men and they were arrested and placed in jail at Parvis. They were charged with the crime and finally confessed stating that they thought it was a freight train and desired to wreck it in order to steal hat they wanted for Christmas. They did not intend to wreck the passenger train and were sorry it was done. They also expressed contrition at the death of Turner and his fireman. They stated that they wrecked a freight train at the same place for the same purpose about a year ago. The news of the arrest was kept very quiet but soon became common talk among Railroad men. About 12 o0 o clock yesterday morning fifty Railroad men including conductors engineers firemen brakeman Aud Section Inen boarded the South bound train at Meridian the train stopped at Purvis and the crowd got off and proceeded at once to the jail where they battered Down the door with axes and sledgehammers. The prisoners amid piteous appeals for mercy were led out and ropes placed around their necks. Their cries for mercy were to no purpose. They were dragged to a Point near the scene of the swung up to Trees where their dead bodies were found dangling in the air this morning. It was about 2 o clock when the terrible work of the Lyncher was completed and As the last Man was swung off the mob stole quietly away. Board a Texas train and shoot ont All thei window lights of the coaches. San Antonio Tex dec. 24.�?y esterday evening As the East hound passenger train on the Southern Pacific was nearing Tho Bridge crossing the Pecos River a number of torpedoes exploded on the track causing the Engineer to Stop the train. Six Cowboy boarded the train with drawn revolvers and compelled the conductor to Stop at Langtry the next Small station. At Langtry Twenty More cowboys boarded and took Possession of the train. They were All More or less under the influence of liquor and amused themselves by shooting out All the window lights and lamps and terrorizing the Passen Gers generally. As the train passed Small stations the cowboys would shove their Heads out of the broken windows and shout and yell. A passing freight train was saluted a a similar manner. Several Hundred shots were fired and the roof of the cars were riddled. They robbed the train boy of Hia Stock of peanuts and candies but so far As known nobody was Hurt. Judge Falon United states District attorney Evans and sheriff White were among the passengers but thought it Best not to make their identity known. The gang left the train at Uvalde after Riding Over sixty Miles. Boy bub Laks captured. More converts to Vagabond age the ought Reading pernicious dime literature. Lebanon pa., dec. 28. police of Tho Lebanon Valley did Good work on Friday in breaking up the gang of burglars who have been terrorizing the country Between Here and Reading. They captured four of the boy burglars who recently escaped from ail. They Are Robert Moyer George alias Quot Foxey Quot Sarge Jerome Enright and Jacab Rotti Gabely All Young men from Sis teen to eighteen years of age. They belong to a regular gang of thieves who have signs passwords and grips. When broken up they lived in a shanty in the mountains to which place they carried Booty and lived in Royal style. Since the four broke jail numerous burglaries have been reported. They stole horses with which they drove from place to place to commit their depredations and carried their plunder to a place of safety. Country stores and farmhouses were rifled the robbers even going so far As to steal the key to the United states mail bag. When captured they were provided with blankets shotguns dark lanterns and a full set of burglars tools. It is believed that Reading dime novels and accounts of the adventures of Abe Buzzard the outlaw in the Welsh mountains turned their Heads. They were steering for the Welsh mountains to join Abe when overtaken. Why she shot him. Feigning assent to an elopement and Ihen riddling a Mau with buc Suot. Arg Sta ga., dec. 28.�?interest in the Mccauley murder Case grows with new developments. My is Elviria Ivy will de put on trial for the murder. It is claimed that Mccauley came to her window on the night of december 12, and asked her to run away with him offering her �1,500 to go and threatening to kill her if she refused. She pretended to assent to his proposition and added him a Box and a pair of shoes out of the window and then Sei no a gun fired eighteen Buckshot a cd his head. He was found with ?1,500 on his person and with a letter purporting to have been written by miss Ivy which she denies. There is a suit pending Between the woman and a Man named Jones for betrayal and it is charged that this attempted abduction by Mcgauley was an Effort to get her out of the Way and get rid of the Case. He will surrender and a preliminary examination will be had next thursday in Jefferson county. The affair has created quite a sensation and a Large crowd will be attracted by the trial. Defuse of a millionaire. Sudden death of Cornelius Aultman the wealthy manufacturer. Canton 0., dec. 2g, Aultman millionaire manufacturer died suddenly about Midnight last night aged fifty. A party was held at Hia Home in the evening. The guests had just left when he was suddenly taken ill and died before a physician condensed telegrams. It has rained at Little Rock ark., for two of three Days and much of the track of the Iron Mountain Road South of that City has been washed away. The examination of William j. Gallagher for participation in the eighteenth Ward election frauds at Chicago has been postponed until wednesday. Sheriff Terry of Larns county Texas was shot and killed by Emmett Butler on sunday. Butler in attempting to escape was killed by an unknown party in the crowd. The bodies of Charles Smith and Henry Davis the coloured burglars recently lynched in North Carolina have been recovered from the Nease River in chains handcuffed and Are riddled with bullets. Lige Parker coloured was convicted on saturday of murdering Louis Fox. A planter near Little Rock ark., yesterday confessed that he alone committed the crime. He was sentenced to be hanged on february 12. A coming coloured orator. Lawrence kas., dec. 2 the annual contest Between the literary societies of tha University of Kansas the nephews of Hon s. Thacker member of the South Aud Central american commission and sex senator b. K. Bruce were opponents. The former chose for his subject Quot influence of individuality Quot and the latter Quot is he citizen Quot the contest was decidedly in favor of the coloured Man. Bruce is a Fine looking mulatto and will graduate from the state University with credit next june. He gives Promise of becoming an orator of much More than average ability

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