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all sorts of missiles were flying as I entered.
Good sized account books, office rulers, waste
paper baskets, stationery boxes, bundles of
documents and many other little items of the
kind were making’ the air rather dark at
times, and must, I fancied, have given a few
of the depositors additional cause for weep
ing. The game, however, grew merrier, glass
was smashed and gas standards torn down. The
secretary’s sanctum. “Private” on the door,
was broken open and ransacked, glass being
smashed and furniture wrecked, and then
there was a ringing ‘Hurrah!’ The door
opening to the hall of the house, the parlor
floor of which constituted the stylish looking
bank, was forced open aud tne mob surged
out in that direction in quest of the secretary,
who. it was asserted—though on no apparent
ground—had gone up stairs. There were
cries of ‘Fetch ’ini out!’ ‘Throw *ini out o’
window!’ and so forth, well calculated to
stimulate the activity of any gentleman who
might have been going up stairs as the row'd
rushed into the hall below.
“Meanwhile every nook and corner was
ransacked for money. The cash box
was found—a large and very promising-look
ing affair—but not even a rattle could be got
out of it. The counter drawers were objects
of attention on the part of the more business
like, and a number of women combined their
energies for a long time in trying to tear off
the mahogany top of the counter in order to
get at whatever might be beneath it. But
while this was going on somebody had suc
ceeded in discovering and getting open the
till, and there wa* a frantic rush, from which
I rather expected to find that serious injury,
or perhaps death, would result. For a minute
or two there was an absolutely mad scram
ble, from the niidst of which there were
shrieks and cries and curses, and then the
till was hurled overhead —empty, of
course; and so far as I could see no
body was injured, except a young girl,
whose arm, she said, was sprained.
It was on the whole one of the most curious
spectacles I have witnessed for a long time,
and the most remarkable part of it all was
that two policemen were stationed at the
door all the time the wrecking was going on.
and must have heard the cries and shrieks
for help, mingled with the crashing of glass
and the general hurly-burly, but could take
no cognizance of it—so l was informed—be
cause it was private property and they were
not called in; so that if there hail been a
murderoug fight over that till murder must
have taken its course, and the police would
have winked at it until the parties to the
fight had gone or been carried out cf private
property. The seen* would to some minds
appear the more curious from the fact that,
to say the least of it—though I know noth
ing about it one way or the other—it was
just possible that the property being de
stroyed and the till being robbed belonged to ,
honest and respectable people.”
Progress of tlio Irish National League Move
ment in America.
Dublin, Aug. 30.—Parnell, in a speech at
the meeting of the Irish National League,
yesterday, said he could report the most en
couraging progress of the National League
movement in America. He said he had been
informed that he might, after a time, look
for pecuniary assistance from that country,
which would at least equal the sums of
money received in times of urgency. He
had every hope that the migration scheme
would prove successful. This would enable
the people to keep their promise—they w ould
never again appeal to America for aid against
The Hungarian Anns Ordered Replaced.
Pesth, Aug. 30.—Tisza, president of the
Hungarian Council, notified the Ban of
Croatia that the Hungarian arms which
were removed from the official buildings in
Agram by the Croatian malcontents must be
replaced. The Ban hesitates to obey the
order, and threatens to resign rather than
carry it out. The Bishop of Agram remon
strated with the Ban in regard to the pro
posed action.
The Gazette says the Ban of Croatia has
promised to fulfill Herr Tisza’s orders re
garding the replacement of the Hungarian
arms on the official buildings, provided the
people otter no resistance. The Ban is con
vinced, however, that the Croatians will
never sanction the printing of official pla
cards in the Hungarian language.
Arrival of the Czar in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen, Aug. 30. The Czar and
Czarina of Russia, have arrived here, and
were received by the King of Denmark and
King of Greece, on board the royal yacht.
This morning their majesties were taken
ashore and escorted to the royal palace by
tlie principal civil and military officers and
foreign ministers. Immense crowds assem
bled at the landing-place uud along the route
to the palace, warmly cheering the imperial
visitors. Their majesties were received at
the palace by the Queen of Denmark, Princess
of Wales and a brilliant court.
Too Generous Canada.
London, Aug. 30.—Hon. Alexander Mac
kenzie, in an address before the Chamber of
Commerce of Greenock, last evening, com
batted the proposals of Sir Alexander T.
Galt, for a federated union, on the ground that
Canada would never submit to being ruled
at London. He spoke in condemnation ot
the protective policy, and predicted that Can
ada would soon return to free trade. He
scouted the idea of the separation of Canada
from England. Canada would give her last
man and last dollar to maintain the prestige
and power of England.
Anti-Jewish Ki.ts Continue.
Vienna, Aug. 30.—Despite the proclama
tion of martial law at Egerszeg. Hungary, the
nti-Jewish disorders continue. The peas
ants now threaten to attack the landlords. A
hand of 400 peasants destroyed by fire the
property of Jews at Sgoetoer. They threat
ened tosboot the firemen who tried to ex
tinguish the flames. Acts of incendiarism
ire increasing in number. Forty-eight houses
jf Jews have been burned at Szepetb, and
;hirty-six at Bezered, and their crops have
>een destroyed.
loyalist IlfuiucHtationH To Re Repressed.
Marseilles, Aug. 30. M. Jules Ferry,
Tench Frirae Minister, in an interview,
,aid Count Chambord’s death had in nowise
disturbed the government of France. lle de
clared if the general elections were held to
lay hardly thirty Royalists would be re
;urned. Royalist demonstrations in France,
ic said, would be severely repressed, and it
■he Count de Paris should issue a manifesto
si? would not be allowed to return to France,
>r if he did return he would be expelled.
Arrested on Charge* of Conspiracy.
Dublin, Aug. 30.—Miss Catharine Con
lelly, sister of the Connelly brothers, who
vere arrested at BruflT, Limerick county, on
uapieion of being connected with a murder
•-onspiracy, lias been arrested on charge of
>einir implicated with her brothers.
At the examination to-day, witness I)in
-1 'hii swore that Connelly wanted him to
i!row vitro! on John Carroll, the rent
a urner.
Injured Their Feeling* as Frenchmen.
London, Aug. 30.—The Cologne Gazette
pys the Count of Paris and Duke of
tbiartres, in ans ering a letter of con
dolence from the Grand Duke of
tecklent)W&-Schwerin, who is closely
' related to the Princess, intimated
that with the breaking off of communications
with he Mecklenburg-Schwerin family their
feelings as Frenchmen have been hurt by
certain recent events. The incident has
.aused an unpleasant impression at Berlin.
Startling Disclosures To Be Made.
Dublin, Aug. 30.—The Freeman’s Journal
; savs there will probably be startling disclos
j vires shortly in regard to the dynamite con
spiracy and James McDermott’s connection
with it. Dublin officials are making
inquiry into the statement which appeared
in a recent number of a paper published in
Brooklyn, N. Y,, concerning McDermott’s
connection with the dynamite conspiracy.
The Berlin Gazette** Modest Opinion.
Berlin, Aug. 30.—The North German Ga
zette, Bismarck’s organ, whose recent article
against France created a sensation through
out Europe, says it believes the thanks of all
friends of peace, even in France, are due to
the Gazette for its timely warning of the
consequences wnicn would result from sys
tematic agitation in France with the object
of exciting hate against Germany.
Warlike Order* from France.
Marseilles, Aug. 3d.—Admiral Meyer,
who commands the French naval division
in Chinese waters, has been formally or
dered to arrest, even by force, every Chinese
boat carrying arms or troops. He is also
ordered, in case of a rupture between France
and China, to make an immediate attack ou
Canton and other Chinese ports.
Alphnnso Has Permission to Visit Germany
Madrid, Aug. 30.—The cabinet meeting,
to-day. King Alfonso presiding, definitely
approved the King’s proposed visit to Ger
many. The King will start for San Sebas
tian, via Corrunna, to-morrow, and will visit
the Queen at Lequieto. He will arrive at
Paris Sept. G. The constitutional decrees
will be restored on Saturday.
Cable Notes.
The Hungarian ministers yesterday re
solved to resign unless the Austrian govern
ment sanctions the proposed measures for
settling the troubles in Croatia.
A hundred cattle from Canada, suspected
of being infected with disease, were killed
on arrival at Liverpool. No trace of disease
was found in the remainder of the same
shipment, and they were released and for
warded to the various markets.
St. Jnlien, Gtorgs A. nd Josephus the Win
ners at Hampden Park.
Springfield, Mass., Aug. 30. —Straight
heats decided each contest in Hampden Park
to-day. St. Julien won the special class,
George A. the 2:27 class, and Josephus the
2:19 class. There was great excitement among
the men over the result of the 2:27 and 2:19
classes. Boss 11. and Overman having heavy
backers. In the last heat of the 2;19 class the
judges hesitated long before giving the beat
to Josephus, as he kept going out of position
on the finish. As Overman broke in front of
the wire, however, the judges could not
give him the first place.
Special purse, $2,500,
St. Julien 1 1 1
Trinketrrrr 2 2 2
Time—2:22, 2:l7Si. 2:21 hi.
Class 2:27—summary:
George a 1 1 1
Allegheny Boy -...2 7 4
Arthur 33 2
LuluF - ....4 2 8
Bobs 5 5 7
Bessie - G 4 G
Centurion 7 G 5
Index 8 8 3
Tune —2:25. 2:25, 2:25 *g.
Class 2:l9—summary:
Josephus 1 1 1
Romeo 2 4 3
.1. B. Thomas 3 2 4
Forest Patohen.. 4 ft 6
Overman 5 G 2
Adele Gould 6 3 5
Minute K 7 7 7
Time—2:2l*3, 2:20, 2:21 hi.
Base Ball.
Detroit, Aug. 30.—Buffalo G, Detroit 4.
Chicago. Aug. 30. —Cleveland 1, Chicago 9t
Toledo, A us. 30. —Toledo 12. Fort Wavne
New York, Aug. 30.—New York 3, Bos
ton 5.
Pittsburg, Aug. 30. —Allegheny 14, Colum
bus 4.
Baltimore, Aug. 30.—Cincinnati 5, Balti
more 7.
Philadelphia, Aug. 30, Athletic 8,
Eclipse 7.
East Saginaw, Aug. 30. Saginaw 10,
Quincy 9.
New York, Aug. 30.—St. Louis 4, Metro
politans 1.
Philadelphia, Aug. 30.—Providence 11,
Philadelphia 5.
Bay City, Aug. 30.—Peoria 4, Bay City 3;
eleven innings.
New Bate Bull League To Be Organized.
Pittsburg, Aug. 30.—A is on
foot to organize an independent base ball
association, and for that purpose representa
tives from Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis,
Pittsburg, New York, Philadelphia, Brook
lyn and Hartford will meet Oct. 12, in this
city. It is the intention of the new' organi
zation to ignore the eleven-men rule now in
vogue in tne League and American associa
tion, and to make a number of alterations in
the playing rules.
Train Derailed and Passengers Injured.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 30—An ex
press train on the Philadelphia tfc Atlantic
railroad, narrow-gauge, which left Philadel
phia this morning for this place, was throw n
from the track at Pleasantville by a loose
switch, which swerved after the’ engine
passed. The baggage-car turned upside
down and four passenger coaches were com
pletely w recked. No person was killed, but
about thirty were injured. Among the se
riously injured were Detective Houghton,
Conductor Lee. K. S. Lippincott, George Dc-
Ilaven, ot 2,112 North Eleventh street, and
Mrs. M. A. Scott, 915 Catharine street, Phila
Political Discussion in lowa.
Postvillk, la., Aug. 30.—1n the joint dis
cussion between Governor Sherman and
Hon. L. G. Kinne, which occurred at this
place to-day. about the same ground was
covered as at the debate at Independence
yesterday. The order of debate was different,
Mr. Kinne speaking first, Governor Sher
man following, and Mr. Kinne closing. A
large crowd of people was present from this
and surrounding counties.
Changes in Dickenson College.
Asbury Park. X. J., Aug. 30. —At a meet
ing of the board of trustees of Dickenson
College, Carlisle, Pa., yesterday, Rev. A. L.
Rittenhouse. of the Philadelphia conference,
was elected to the chair of belle-lettres, ami
Fletcher Durrell. late teacher in the Pen
nington Seminary, New Jersey, to the math
ematical chair, in place of J. A. Lippeneott,
recently elected to the chancellorship of the
University of Kansas.
Within the nat year we have handled about
twenty gross Swfrt’a Specific. It Is one of the
timer popular remedies we have 111 our house,
Hell* rapidly, ami givs general satisfaction. hi
ihi* section many physicians have Indorsed It
as >• specilie for ihe disease* it proposes to cure.
b. Mansfield Jc Cos., Druggists,
M.ui&ttold, Teiin.
A Delaware County Bride Indefinitely
Postpones the Ceremony.
Ice House* Burned at Vincennes and a
Barn Near Fort Wayne—A Fatal Accident
aud Unsuccessful 10ffurt at Suicide.
An Entire Square of Business Houses
in Petersburg Burned.
The Indiana Conference—Tlie State Uni
versity—Kansas Corn in Indiana—A
Murder and Suicide at Ehpn, 111.
A Wedding Ceremony Sensibly Postponed
by a Bride at the Last Moment.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Muncie, Aug. 30.—A wedding sensation
took place in this city, on Monday evening,
which was at first tried to be kept a pro
; found secret, at the home of Mr. L. V. Bu
channan, coroner of this county. For some
time past, the daughter of the above named,
it appears, had been keeping the company of
one Simon Marshal, of Portland, Ind., and
the keen perceptions of the father has caused
him to object somewhat to the coming match,
but as be could not at that time offer any
serious objections, he consented to the
marriage under protest, and, on
the evening above mentioned, the
friends of the family, with many others
whose curiosity gets the better
of them on such occasions, repaired to the
residence of the bride’s parents to see the
nuptial knot tied. In the meantime, after
the guests had been invited, the officers of
! the city received a telegram that one Simon
Marshall was wanted at Portland for stealing
a watch and other articles of value. Mr.
Buchanan and the would-be bride were
notified of the fact. Asa result, when the
groom arrived to fulfill his promise, the Rev.
' C. W. Lynch waiting to solemnize the vow.
whoa the proper moment arrived they told
Marshall that the ceremony could not go on,
and it could not at any time until the matter
was cleared up. Pleading and protestations
were alike in vain, the almost bride was in
exorable, and the groom retired, promising
to satisfactorily settle the matter. The com
pany, full of admiration and sympathy for
the lady, retired. Mr. Marshall has been
about the city to-day, although he does not
make himself conspicuous. As to how the
matter will pan out cannot be ascertained.
Routine Business of the Indiana Confer
ence. 0
Special to the lonianapolin JonrnaL
Bloomington, Aug. 30.—The Indiana Con
ference continued its session to-day, there
being no special work done. The attend
ance was larger to-day than yesterday, many
visitors being in the audience. The services
were opened at 8:30 o’clock, and after call
ing for committee reports, the New Albany
district presiding elder reported, after
which a resolution w’as called up to redis
trict the territory, reducing the number of
districts to not more than four nor less than
three, and excited quite a lively debate,
but no conclusion was reached at this writ
iug. 11. J. Talbott, of Indianapolis, preached
a very interestjng missionary sermon last
night to a large audience.
At yesterday’s sessions, R. A. Kemp, was
named tor corresponding secretary, and Wil
liam Teller and John H. Ward were nomin
ated for assistants, and all were elected with
out opposition. Wm. B. Collins was chosen
statistical secretary, and A. V. Moore, C. E.
Asbury and Marion Asbury assistants, with
out opposition.
Allen Jullian was elected financial secre
tary. In placing Mr. Jullian in nomination
it was explained that this office was to take
the place of the ten conference treaurers
that was customary heretofore, and was cre
ated by the presiding elders. For assistants
John W. Jayne and J. P. Davis were chosen.
The committee on education presented
their report concerning the DePauw endow
ment of Asbury University and the efforts
made to meet the conditions, and recom
mend that, with a view of securing as speed
ily as possible the endowment, the Indiana,
the Northwest Indiana and the Southeast
Indiana conferences, at their approaching
sessions, and the committee of the North
Indiana Conference, will each, as such, un
dertake, and in such way as will make it im
mediately available, to raise not less than
Destructive Fire at Petersburg.
Vincennes Snn, Kith. •
The town of Petersburg, Pike county, was
visited by another destructive conflagration
on Wednesday morning, which consumed a
whole square of business houses. The fire
broke out at 2 o’clock, and was discovered in
a warehouse back of Barret <fc Son’s dry
goods store, which leads to the supposition
that the fire was incendiary in its character.
The following business houses were de
stroyed: Fagan A: Adams, drugs; Petersburg
Press postoffice; Sallie Frank, millinery;
Hammond A Parker, drygoods; Barret <fc Son,
dry goods; Edwards & Ware, drugs; P. C.
Hammond & Son, dry goods; Citizens’ State
Bank; Singer sewing machine office; S. C.
Coon rod, fruitstand; Burger Bros., merchant
tailors; Billmeyer it Young, hardware and
farm implements; Moses Frank, dry goods;
11. C. Gordon, restaurant; also a stock of
clocks and Jewelry belonging to the latter.
In most of the above cases the destruction
of property was comolete. Hammond it
Parker saved about a fourth of their stock.
1\ C. Hammond it Son saved some, Bilimeyer
it Young saved some, and Moses Frank saved
t lie greater part of his stock. The bank had
all moneys, books ami papers in its vault,
and it is not known what effect the lire will
have on the contents. The total loss is esti
mates! at $50,000 or SOO,OOO, on which there
are about $46,000 insurance.
The State University.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Bloomington, Aug. 30. —At the meeting of
the board on Tuesday, the trustees made ar
rangements to provide apparatus for the dif
ferent professors, so that the work in the
different departments will be as thorough as
heretofore. They also instructed the build
ing committee to confer with the professors,
and immediately to purchase $5,000 worth
of books. The hoard expressed themselves
as being is good cheer. Assurance is given
by the board that the work of rebuilding will
commence at once.
The following minute was presented by
Dr. Moss, and was, on motion of llou. Isaac
Jenkinson, unanimously avlopted:
In view of the recent disaster to the In
diana university, in the burning of the
scientific building, the library, museums,
laboratories and apparatus, we, the trustees
of the university, desire to put on record
the following declaration, viz:
1. In this calamity we reverently recog
nize the hand of God, and we regard it also
as a summons to advance the university to
ward the position of effectiveness and influ
ence that it ought to occupy.
2. The history of the university, with all
the associations that gather about its work
of more than fifty years, makes it eminently
desirable that the institution should remain
in Bloomington, where it was first estab
lished, and where has been passed its long
period of trial and of worthy achievement.
3. The present campus is wholly inade
quate and unsuitable for the proper develop
ment and enlargement of the university, and
should now be exchanged for a site that will
fully meet all present and prospective re
4. The insurance companies have prompt
ly met their obigations in the payment of
losses, but our means from this source are
small. The Legislature will not convene in
regular session until sixteen months hence.
Many interests are imperiled by delay, while
we are powerless, through lack of money, to
secure the university against these perils.
We will, therefore, gladly welcome any co
operation and aid that may come to ns from
the county of Monroe and the city of Bloom
ington. while we confidently rely upon the
generous sentiment of the people of the State
and the liberality of the General Assembly.
D. D. Bant a, President Board.
H. L. Stetson, Secretary pro tern.
University Matter* at Lafayette.
Special to the Indianapolis JonrnaL
Lafayette, Aug. 30.—The discussion in
varic parts of the State concerning a pro
posed consolidation of the State University
and Purdue University, and their location
being changed to Lafayette created scarcely
a ripple of comment here. The Journal re
porter has interviewed a number of repre
sentative citizens upon the proposition and
finds that it has excited no interest whatever,
and, indeed, that there is a feeling of oppo
sition. The people of Tippecanoe are satis
fied with Purdue. President Stuart is hard
at work arranging for the coming term,
which begins next Thursday. Indications
are favorable for an attendance of from fifty
to one hundred new students. Professor
George E. Patrick, late of the Union City,.**
Kansas, has been appointed professor of
chemistry, to succeed H. W. Wiley. Albert
W. Stahl, M. E., United States navy, a
graduate both of Stephens Institute, Ho
boken, N. J., and the United States Naval
Academy, at Annapolis, lias been appointed
professor of physics and mechanical engi
neering, in Purdue.
Ice-House* Burned at Vincennes.
Bpedal to the Indianapolis JournaL
Vincennes, Aug. 30.—The extensive ice
house belonging to the Spring Lake Ice
Company was entirely destroyed by fire last
night; loss, $45,000. It was located one
mile from the city limits and belonged to a
stock company composed of several of our
prominent citizens. The insurance on build
ing aud stock is as follows, amounting to
$33,000: American, of Philadelphia, $2,500;
Star, of New York, $1,000; Underwriters’, of
New' York, $5,000; Howard, of New York,
$500; Fireman’s Fund, $2,000; London. Liv
erpool and Globe, $5,000; Union, $2,000; Ni
agara, $2,000; New Orleans, $3,000; Mer
chants’, of Cincinnati, $1,500; Kenton, of
Kentucky, $1,500; Norwich Union, $3,000;
Continental, of New York, $1,500; Hamburg,
Bremen, $2,500.
A Notable Divorce Suit,
Special to the Indianapolis JonrnaL
Shelby villb, Aus. 30.—Mary L. Parker vs.
’Squire G. Parker is the title of a highly sen
sational divorce suit filed to-day in the clerk’s
office, wherein the plaintiff asks for a di
vorce, an injunction restraining the plaintiff
from disposing of his property, and for $15,-
000 alimony. The defendant is a resident of
Hendricks township, the owner of
700 acres of the best and most
fertile land in {Shelby county, is worth at
least SIOO,OOO, has been a prominent citizen
for years past in county affairs, and the
bother of the wife of City Treasurer Neigh
bors. Mrs. Parker is the sister of Mrs. Dr.
S. A. Kennedy, of this city, and Dr. Kennedy,
of Norristown. The complaint alleged cruel
and inhuman treatment, and failure to
Colored Camp-Meeting at Montezuma.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Montezuma, Aug. 30.—A camp-meeting
conducted by colored people opened out here
this morning to continue until Sept 10, The
first, and to them, perhaps, the most import
ant feature is ten cents admission to all the
meetings, taking pattern by Acton, Chautau
qua, etc. Among ether topics announced is
the “Escape from bondage,” “Nine years in
Hayti,” etc. Among the spectacular scenes
are “The killing of the fatted calf,” by torch
light on Sepc. 5. On Sept. 8 will also be
given, in costume, by torchlight, at night,
and “The ten virgins.” “The prodigal son”
is also announced for a special occasion. A
flue choir makes characteristic music to all
these services.
Barn and Content* Burned.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Fort Wayne, Aug. 30. —Yesterday after
noon a large frame barn on tiie farm of lion.
L. S. Null, State senator from Allen county
in the last Legislature, caught fire and was
totally consumed, together with a large
quantity of hay, oats and wheat. The loss is
$1,000; no insurance. The barn was on a
newly-purchased farm, nine miles east of
Fort Wayne, and the fire is supposed to have
been communicated by sparks from a mi na
ture bonfire, kindled by the little son of the
Kansas Corn Not Suitable tor This Climate.
Special to the Indlananolls Journal.
Delphi, Aug. 30.—Lust spring large quan
tities of Kansas seed corn wag shipped into
this county and planted. It now transpires
that it is too siow in maturing for this cli
mate, and this combined with the fact of a
continued drought and cold nights, places
the crop in no condition td receive a frost
before October. Fanners are very much de
jected ut the prospect.
Death of Aunt Sally Thomas.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Madison, Aug. 30. —Mrs. Sarah Thomas,
aged ninety, for sixty years a resident of
Madison, died in Chattanooga. Tenti., to-day.
Her body will be brought here for burial to
morrow'. Aunt Sally Thomas w’as favorably
known to all Mudisonians, and especially
among the Methodists of southern Indiana,
as an active worker in tiie temperance cause.
Yal liable Barn Burned.
Special lo the Indianapolis Journal.
Edinburg, Aug. 30.—One of the largest and
•finest barns in this section of tiie country,
on the farm of Alexander Pruitt, one mile
east of this city, w’as destroyed by fire at 4
o’clock this morning. The barn contained
125 tons of hay. a large quantity of oats and
a great mnnv farming utensils. Loss, $5,000;
insured for $2,200.
Tli© Northwest Con fee© nee.
BpeciSj to the Indianapolis Journal.
Terek Haute, Aug. 30. —Tne second day’s
session of the Northwest Indiana Conference
assembled here in Asbury Church this morn
ing, and some important business was
transacted. The endowment of Asbury
University was partly discussed, but
the consideration of the question lias
been postponed until Saturday morning,
when the educational committee will make
its report. Dr. Gobin, of Asbury University,
is chairman of the committee, and an inter
esting report is expected. The character of
each preacher was examined and passed. W.
B. Slutz was admitted to deacon’s orders.
To-night Dr. A. Marine, of Greencastle, de
livered the annual temperance sermon to a
large crowd.
Attempted Suicide.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Fort Wayne, Aug. 30. —This afternoon
Phillip J. Ritter, a journeyman tailor, swal
lowed two drachms of carbolic acid, with
suicidal intent. He is barely alive to-night,
though in unspeakable pain. He was some
what deranged from misfortunes and drink.
Discussing Evansville's Debt.
New York. Aug. 30. — Several holders of
bonds of the city of Evansville, Ind., held a
conference with Mayor Bridewell, of that
city, to-day. and discussed the indebtedness.
No action was taken. Another conference
will be held on Monday.
Boy Run Over by an Engine.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Richmond, Aug. 30.—A switch-engine in
the Panhandle yards ran over Jimmie Wor
ley, an errand boy at the Richmond lawn
mower works, to-day, cutting off both his
legs and an arm, and causing death.
Minor Notes.
An effort fa being made to build a turnpike
from Corydon to Grassv Valiev, Harrison
On Sept. 13 the State Holiness Association will
begin a camp-meeting at Montezuma, which will
last two weeks.
A man named Peyton attempted to abduct his
fourteen-year-old daughter at Princeton ou Tues
day night. He failed.
The Princeton Clarion ha* completed it*
thirty-sixth year, having been under its present
management six years of that time.
Adolph Seifert, aged sixteen, son of Charles
Seifert, was fatally injured, on Wednesday, by a
large circular saw in the mills at Webster, near
Charlestown and Jeffersonville continue their
rivalry. The former boasts or a white-haired
negro baby, while the latter chips in with a red
headed one.
Burglar* attempted to enter a store at Fox’s
Station, Wabash county, on Tuesday night, but
a clerk tired at, and it is thought badly wounded
one, from the traces found.
Near Boonville, on Wednesday, a lot of roughs
tried to break up a church festival. The good
people charged upon them with clubs, chairs,
etc., aud put Them to rout.
Michael Kenedy, a well-known New Albany
railroad contractor, was stabbed several times,
and probably fatally, by Michael Keegan, at
Louisville, on Wednesday night.
Edmund P Smith, United Btates consul at
Carthagenu, returned to Vincennes, and tiled a
bill for divorce, on the ground that his wife per
sistently remains in Washington.
Delphi Post, G. A. R., field a picnic yesterday,
nine miles south of Delphi, on the Air-lin© rail
road, which was attended by several hundred.
Borne eminent personages were present.
On Wednesday afternoon a tramp entered the
bouse of Mrs. Vineyard, two miles north of
Anderson. After knocking her senseless he
rummaged the house, securing a few trinkets of
no great value.
The Indiana National Bank, of Bedford, anew
institution, tuat has not been in operation over
twenty days, surrendered its charter and closed
on Wednesday. It had not even time to issue
any of its uotea.
A Delaware county woman Just before the cere
mony which was to make her a wife, discovered
thst the bridegroom was charged with some of
fense against the law, and declined to proceed
until his reputation should be cleared of stain.
Mr. Ed. Bcribner, of New Albany, has a curios
ity. It is a double dog which died shortly after
birth, but which was preserved by a taxidermist.
The dog is in the shape of tne letter “V,” the
bind parts forming the upper arms. It lxas six
legs, two tails and one head.
The third annual regatta of the Sylvan Lake
Amateur Rowing Association takes place ou the
luke at Rome City, on Bpt. G and 7. Gold med
als are offered to winners in ail races—single
sculls, double sculls and four-oared shells. A
baud contest will be an additional attractiou.
A soldiers’ reunion and grand encampment
will In held at Worthington, on Sept. 11, 12 and
13. Generals Carnahan. M. D. Manson, Coburn
and T. A. McNaughtwill be present and take a
part in the exercises. Six well-drilled compa
nies or State militia will go into camp aud
compete for the prizes.
An Elgin Man Murders His Sweetheart and
Then Kills Himself.
Elgin, 111., Aug. 30.—A sensational tragedy
was enacted here, at 3 o’clock this morning,
at the Notling House. Edward F. Joshlin, a
widower, son of Colonel E. Joshlin, a citi
zen of standing, shot and killed Ella
Buckingham, a young woman of pleasing ad
dress. Joshlin had been paying attention to
Miss Buckingham the past year, the nature
of which created some Comment, and he has
lately displayed evidences of fierce jealousy.
He attempted to enter her room this morn
ing, and being denied admission, forced his
way into her apartments. There was a scuf
fle, two revolver shots, and the young woman
fell dead. Joshlin at once committed suicide
with the same weapon.
Ho'd but Unsuccessful Attempt at Robbery.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Champaign, Aug. 30.—The United States
express office was robbed Here to-day of a
valuable money package by three confi
dence operators. The office is in the
rear end of Core’s jewelry establishment.
One entered and transacted some business
just us agent W. T. Wascher was making up
for the evening train. At this moment the
others, who were in a hack, man
aged to call Wascher to the front
door. The villain inside seized the money
package and escaped through the back door.
After a sharp chase Constable Loper seized
him and secured the money. lie was held
to bail in $1,700. The other villians escaped.
The streets were full of people.
An Old Man’s Suicide
St. Louis, Aug. 30. —D. J. McKnight, about
eighty years old, formerly a well-known
steamboat captain on the Western rivers,
but for some years past a merchant at Leba
non, 111., committed suicide to-day at his
home by shooting. He said he had lived
long enough. lie leaves a wife, but no chil
A Yeung Girl Falls Dead.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Mattoon, Aug. 30. —Miss Jennie Parrish,
aged eighteen, fell dead this afternoon from
heart disease.
Brief Mention.
George Smith, a wealthy farmer living near
CHlhmui, was kicked in the stomach by his horse
aud died soon after.
Fully 12,000 people attended the annual pic
nic ot the Miners* Friendly Association, near
Macomb, on Tuesday.
The Rev, Dr. J. H. Phillips, a retired Baptist
clergyman and Btute Sabbath-school agent, died
on Wednesday night at. She Iby ville, aged sixty.
The State Board of Equalization almost unani
moiislv agreed, ut Springfield, on Wednesday, to
make tiie basis ot ;**•■summit on railroad and
corporation property 50 percent.
Charles Kaskey, son of Samson Ksskey, a
prominent fanner near Windsor, accidentally
shot himself on Wednesday, while handling a
revolver. The shot entered the left breast near
the heart. There is little hope entertained of
his recovery.
M. H. Ingram, Winanmc, Pulaski county,
writes: “toy wife is using Brown's Iron Bitters
with marked good effect.”
Carlisle Defends His Votes on the
Iliver and Harbor Bil*
Seventeen Votes Added to Hi* Strength by
the Withdrawal of Blackburn—Those
Southern Republicans.
Blackburn’s Withdrawal Adda Largely to
Carlisle’s Chances.
Special to the Indianapolis JournaL
Washington, Aug. 30.—The attack made
upon Congressman Carlise on account of his
opposition to the river and harbor steal,
with a view to injuring him in the Missis
sippi river Qountry, has led to the republica
tion of a letter published in the Natchez
Democrat last winter in which he defines his
views on the Mississippi river improvement
question. In the letter he says: “I am
ready at all times to vote whatever amount
of money may be necessary to make the
great water-ways easy, cheap and safe, and
to promote the commercial welfare of the
country along its banks,” and adds in ex
planation that while it was true he
has been obliged to vote against the river
and harbor bills on several occasions, it was
because they contained so many objectiona
ble matters as to be, in his judgment, utterly
indefensible. He declares himself to be in
favor of separating the Mississippi from the
long list of creeks and ponds usually con
tained in this bill, so that it can properly be
considered on its merits. He suggests that
the Ohio and Missouri be included with the
Missisippi is a separate bill. It is observed
that be says nothing about the Arkansas,
Red river or any of the smaller
tributaries, which drain Illinois, lowa, Wis
consin and other valley States, for which
large appropriations are annually asked and
made, and which the Democratic congress
men have always .advocated. It Is thought
that the republication of the letter will not
help Carlisle’s cause. Randall’s friends are
redoubling their efforts to pull the props
from under Carlisle. They relied on Black
burn to help them, but will 'now make a
diversion with Morrison or Springer, prob
ably. Blackburn’s withdrawal from the
speakership race is said to add seventeen
votes to Carlisle’s column,
The Recent Meeting Not a Hidden Schema
to Defeat the Bourbons.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, Aug. 30. —The importance of
the meeting of Southern Repnolicans in this
city has been greatly exaggerated. General
Longstreet is here on official business. Gen
eral Mahone spends about one-third of his
time here fn the summer, and Lynch and
Chalmers, of Mississippi, are here to cut
each other’s throats. Lynch charges .
Chalmers with being a wolf in
sheep’s clothing. Among other things he
accuses him of having forged a telegram sent
by J. D. Cesson, a Postoffice Department
clerk, from this city to Chalmers, last month,
in which the allegation is made that Lynch
and Lamar had formed an alliance and were
working for Republican defeat. To-day
Chalmers confronted Cesson in the presence
of the Postmaster-general, and made him
confess to the authorship of the telegram.
General Chalmers says his only business here
was to establish his innocence of the forgery
The Corean Embassy Expected at Sau Fran
cisco by the Next Steamer.
Washington, Aug. 30, —The Corean em
bassy salied for San Francisco by the steamer
Arabic, from Yokahama, on the 18th inst.
It is composed of Min Youg Ik, nephew of
the King of Corea, and Hong Yeug Shik.
son of the prime minister, and their suite,
including Peyton Jotirdan, a citizen of the
United States, who has been appointed For
eign Secretary. Instructions have been
given for the free entry of their personal
New Postal Notes Being Sent Out.
Washington, Aug. 30.—The city postoffico
was to-day supplied with the first install
ment of new postal notes. They are printed
in yellow ink, and bound in books of 500.
with stubs that are to be filled up with brie*
statements of the amount of the detached
notes and other particulars. Eighty thou
sand books have been sent to the various
mouey-order offices in the country.
Notes and Personalities.
Washington, Aug. 30.—The Star says: It
is rumored that in the investigation which
will be made there will be startling and sen
sational developments as to how the verdict
in the star-route trial was secured.
The consul-general of the United States at
Rome, under date of July 31, has furnished
the Department of State with an interesting
account of a series of contests between the
combined reaping and binding machines
manufacturer! in several countries, in which
those of the United States were successful.
General J. A. Klein, colonel and assistant
quartermaster-general, will be placed oil the
retired list of the army to-morrow.
Steamship Arrivals.
Hamburg, Aug. 30.—Arrived: Rugia, from
New York.
Queenstown, Aug. SO.—Arrived: Weria
and Wyoming, from New York.
New York, Aug. 30.—Arrived: Assyrian
Monarch, from London; Australia, from
Hamburg; State of Nevada, from Glasgow.
The Pennsylvania Greenbackers are hold
ing a convention at Williamsport.
A Street Sensation.
City of Mexico.— Taere is a genuine spnjg*
tiou on the streets of this city, from Ba j e of .
printed verses, gotten up *,y enterprising
merchant, s;p!£ foxTa the wonderful curei*
o'TtrtTghl by the great paln-reliever, Bt, Jaoobs
Oil. All classes buy them.
The great Oathedrat*of the Inoarnatlon and St.
Paul's school, at Garden City, L. 1., were pro
nounced completed yesterday. The cathedral
bad been five years and the sohool three years
in building. The money, nearly $3,000,000, lihh
been furnished by tiie Stewart estate. The
school building Is said to be the flneat education
al struct tiro in the world. It will accommodate
500 pupils. _
The New Orleans grand jury, in Its report,
suggests as a sanitary measure, that a crematory
be established under direction of the officers of
Charity Hospital, and for the purpose of burn
ing the bodies of those who died of contagious
Horsford’s Aoid Phosphate,
Dr. Daniel T. Nelson, Chicago, says: “I find It a
pleasant and valuable remedy iii iudigcstioi.
particularly iu overworked meu.”

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