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Wearing tho hat squarely on the head I love you madly.
Tipping it over the right ear My little brother has the measles.
Palling it over tho eyes You must not recognize me.
"Wearing it over the back of the head Ta, ta; awfully awful.
Taking it off and brushing it tho wrong way My heart is busted.
Holding it out in the right hand Lend me a quarter.
Leaving it with your uncle Have been to a church fair.
Throwing it to a policeman I love your sister.
Using it as a fan Come and see my aunt
Carrying a brick in it Your cruelty is killing me.
Kicking it up-stairs Is the old man around?
Kicking it down-stairs Where is your mother?
Kicking it across tho street I am engaged.
Hanging it on the right elbow Will call to-night
Hanging it on the left elbow Anj badly left
Putting it on the ground and sitting on it Farewell forever.
.AJbont Straw Hats.
The above, in all its phases, applies to Straw Hats, with the addition
al attraction that you can provide yourself with one for 6GJc on tho $1 at
I., 33. & W. HOTTTE.
Annual Excursion Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1889.
TORONTO G Round Trip
SPECIAL EXCURSION train coropoM of the finest Pullman Sleepers, Rwliuinjr chair Cars and first
clasa Coaches and Refreshment Cars, -will learethe Indi&iiapolis Uniou Depot at 0:45 p. m , reaching Chautau
qua at noon and the falls at 3 p. m. the n.ixt d. The route of this excursion Is mthe N. Y., u K. & W..
ChaatanMua I Ate and ISuffalo. giving a oUylifrht ride, thromrh the. finest portion of Eastern Ohio. Western New
"York ana PennsrlTsniA, alone the shores ot the beautiful Lake Chautauqua, the highest navigable water, betnjr
730 feet higher than Lake Erie, and 1,400 feet above the sea level, raveneers will be permitted to stop off at
Chautauqua in either direction. The special train will remain at tne. Falls tweniy-live hours, and reach In
dlanapolis at 11:45 a. ra.. Fritter, the 9th. but tickets will be pood to return on regular trains for Five Pays.
Fur full Information regarding sleeping-berths, scats in chair cars, and other Information, call on the un
Orsigned. This will be a personally conducted excursion, and every attention will be shown excursionists.
GEORGE BUTLER, General Agent, Nj. 42 Jackson Place. Indianapolis, Ind.
QG, 28. 30, 32, 34, 30 Eant Georgia St. Glnnexed).
"Murphy, II ihben sf Co. have also paid dntv to the amount of $310.26. on accost of shipment
of table linen, towels, etc. The t iue firm paid $101.10 oa account ox crashes and tow clings under
date ot the Uth ot July." Journal, 24th.
The consignments noted above are only a
now shown for first time in anv market.
ionvarneu as direct irom leauing lorciu iuaHiuauiuiers mruugu uic laaiauapous ous-
toms Office. The goods comprise an extended line of "Damasks?7 Towels," "A'apkins,"
"Cloths." Plain and Fancv-bordered "Crashes." in staple patterns, and manv Novelties
Our direct importations, in all Departments, for Fall and Winter Seasons, are largely
in excess of any previous attempts in this State. Many of the lines are now open, and to
these, together with all leading domestic manufactures, the attention of the trade is in
vited. "Lowest prices always a certainty."
CleielaBil, Cmcinoati, DTp
Knm k st. i.flnk -Di-Vr -
The liberality of the Dig 4 in opening Its vast terrt
tory at one-halt rate for the Harvest Excursions.
- Its three trains each day for St. Louis, connect In
the Union Depot there, for all points in Arkansas,
Texas, New Mexico. Arlxonia, Colorado, Kansas and
Its two trains each day for Peoria, Ilannibal and
Qnincy, make direct connections fur all Iowa, Mis
souri. Kansas, Nebraska. Colorado, Utah, Now Mexi
can and Armenian points.
Its two daily trains to Chicago connect with the
(Teat lines leading: oat ot that city, reaching all
points in Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Minnesota,
the Dakotas, Wyoming, Utah and Montana.
Our ftftir daily trains to Cincinnati connect in same
depot with Cincinnati Southern and Kentucky Cen-
tral railways, making the fastest time to all points in
Tennessee, Alabama. Louisiana and Mississippi.
Thus, you see, the Big 4, In Its liberality, has pat at
the disposal of the public eleven daily trains, reach
ing all points iixthe vast territory embraced between
the Gulf and British Possessions, the Mississippi
river and the Rocky mountains, for five grand excur
sions this season. Aug. 6 and 20, 8epL 10 and 24, and
Oct 8. This groat railway will sell tickets good for a
thirty day trip, to all points in this vast section, for
one faro for round" trip. Call at tlckcUofilce, corner
Washington and Meridian streets.
Depart... 3:53 am 6:45 Am 10:50 a m 3:10 p m
6 3 j p m.
Arrive... 10:35 am li:2b p ra 11:43 a m. 4:55 p m.
10:5o p in
Xart. 3 55 am S:10pm. 5:00 pm
Amve 11:45 am 12:10 pm. 10:50 pm
. Chicago Dmsiox.
I)erwt.....:10 am 12:05non ft:15pmll:10p m
Arrive.. .3:30 a m 10:35 am 2:45 pm 6:10 pm
CLEVKULM) division.
repart for N.Y.snd Boston 3:20 am, 3:40pm
1 Cleve I'd and the East 7:30 am. Wpm
Z iT'nIayton ll:ttam, 3:40pm
" O d Baplds nd No th 4:00 a m, 6:45 p m
Arrive frcnir. l . aiid Boston. ..ii:35 am, MO-.ttpm
Clevel'd and the Kat :&6 m, 6:15 pm
Depart for St. Louis and Kan. Cy.il:SS a ra. MMO p ra
T. Haute and M attoou 7;25 am, .V30 d ru
Arrive from St. Louis and K. Cy. 3:10 am. 3nsnm
T. H' te and Mattoon 10:W) a m. & p in
J. H. MAllTIN. Dir. Pa. Agent.
Charles Dewey' Many Offenses.
Cincinnati. July 2C Charles Dewey,
who was arrested a few days ago on a
charge by Jennie Park that he had stolen a
diamond ear-riuc from her while riding in
iv carriage, has ueen put to much troublo
by other accusations, both here and else
where. Several gentlemen assert that he
had induced them to pay advanco pre
miums on life insurance, and that he failed
to give them a policy. He has admitted
that he received and used the money, about
$40 in each case, and he is liable to prosecu
tion for embezzlement. The police have
also been asked by tho Detroit authorities
to hold Dewey until they can get a requisi
tion for him on the charge of forgery.
Murderer Riddled with Uullets.
Santa Fe, N. M., July 26,-Depnty Sheriff
AVarren Moore was shot and killed this
mominir, at Walla Walla, N. M.t by J as.
Chacna. Hi-latter was a small-pox at
tenrtaut. and was ordered to leave the
town whereupon he tired three shots in a
e rowd of citizen, wounding one man. He
then tied to tho hills, pursued by Moore,
whereupon Chacha turned and killed the
cthcer. and was himself overtaken by an
angry crowd and riddled with bullets.
The liver and kjdneya must be kept in
good condition. Hood's Sarsnparilla is a
jrreat remedy for regulating these organ.
weather andllgkt rains,follotred bj fair weather.
portion of three similar shipments recently
Surgical Instruments & Appliances
Trusses, Snpporters, Deformity Braces. Crutches
Atomiiers, Optical Goods, Artificial Eyes, and every
thing in Surgical Instruments and Appliances.
Surgical Instrument House,
92 So nth Illinois street
Heirs in Hungary and Cleveland Seeking $!(),
000,000 in California-Blythe Claimants.
San Francisco, July 2G. Suit wiU soon
bo broughtThere by counsel representing
heirs in Hungary and Cleveland. 0., against
the present holders of tha estate of Will
iam Leidosdorf, one of California's pioneer
merchants, who died in 18-13. The estate is
now valued at $40,000,000, and comprise j
some of the most valuable business prop
erty in San Francisco. . This property is
held under deeds from ex-lfnited States
Quartermaster Folsom, who was an inti
mate friend of Lcidesdorff, and hought
property from the administrator after
Lcidesdorff died intestate The story goes
that Folsom found Leidesdorft liad a negro
mother living at St. Croix, West Indies,
and got from her quit-claim deeds
of all tho estate. Now the Hungarian
heirs are ready to prove that Folsom orig
inated the story of a ncgresa, mother, and
that Leidesdorti was really born at Azod,
Hungary, where he has many direct kin.
About 100 heirs met in Buda-Pesth in Juue,
and furnished Solomon Ullmcr, of Cleve
land, with money to prosecute their claims.
Ullmer has also made a syndiate of heirs
in Cleveland, and tho battle will soon
It is also reported that a San Francisco
capitalist has pooled the issues of all the
Wythe claimants except Florence, the
daughter, who claims the entire estato, and
is bearing the expenses of the contest un
der an agreement by which hb is to secure,
in case of victory, tho entire estate, worth
four millions, after paying them one mill
ion, to be divided among about eighty
Committed Suicide n a 1'lt of Insanity.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal .
Greenville, O., July 26. Mrs. Flora
Weaver, who was released from tho Insane
Asylum about two months ago, committed
suicide here to-day. She had gone out
driving just after dinner with Mrs. Craig,
of Washington, and stopped at New Madi
son, about ten miles south of this city,
where she procured a vial of oxalic acid.
Fouring some of tho poison out iu her hand
she swallowed it, in spite of Mrs. Craig's
struggles to prevent tht deed. She was
taken to tho residence of Mr. Garland, near
bv, where sho expired shortly afterward.
Her derangement was originally caused by
jealousy other husband, who is a prominent
local druggist. She leaves a beautiful
Seventy-Eight Elevators Sold to Englishmen.
CniCAGo, July CO. Mr. Douglass G. Mc
Kae, editor of the London Financial Times,
is in the city en route for homo, after a trip
through the Northwest. McKea. whilo in
this country, has been acting as tho agent
of the British syndicate which has been
making extensive purchases of American
grain elevators. "As agent of tho syndi
cate." said Mr. McKae, "I have purchased
seventy-eight elevators in the Van Dusen
system m the Northweat." Mr. MKaealso
said that water-gas is being manufactured
in Lngland at a tost of four pence per thou
sand feet, and that preparations are being
made to introduce the process in this country.
Labonchero's Plan of Settling the Grant
Question Rejected in the Commons,
The Government Arraigned by Jlr. Bradlaugh
for Refusing to Msclose the Wealth Pos
sessed by the Queen and Her Family.
Eighty Ideas of Continental Socialists
Disgust Their English Brethren.
Legitime's Forces Secure a Slight Advantage
in an Encounter with Hippoljte's Army
Presents for Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone
Sir. L.abouchere's Substitute fur the Com
mittee's Keport Rejected In the Commons.
London, July 2a When the debate on
the royal grants was resumed in the House
of Commons, to-day, Mr. Bradlaugh said he
found difficulty in discussing the question
calmly, when Mr. Balfour, outside of the
IIouse,denounced tho objections as disgust
ing and sordid. Tho opponents of tho
grants meant nothing personally discourte
ous to tho members of tho royal family, but
were simply acting within their rights
when they met the demands of the crown
on a question of finance with a direct neg
ative. Much of the argument in favor
of tho grants was based on tho erro
neous idea that the crown, under the
civil-list acts from George I onward, sur
rendered its private property in exchange
for a civil list. Neither George I nor his
successors, Mr. Bradlaugh declared, sur
rendered anything. Tho present royal
family never surrendered anything of a
farthing's value to the country. The com
mittee of inquiry had elicited the fact that
during the present reign tho savings
upon certain classes, under the civil
list act, instead of being applied
to defray the charges of other
classes, had been handed to tho Queen
without tho authority of Parliament, and
in breach of the statute. fCrics of "Hear,
hear." Right Hon. W. II. Smith, tho
government leader, had denied that tho
alleged savings of the Queen were over
3,000,000, but ho declined to show how
much money had cither been saved by the
Oueen or drawn by the other members of
the royal family from all sources. Mr.
Bradlaugh said there ought to be nothing
to conceal. The fact of the concealing led
to exaggerated ideas. The refusal of the
government to disclose the wealth amassed
by royalties justified the aversion of the
country to royal grants. Cheers.
Lord Randolph Churchill argued that the
original demands of the government were
just, besides being in conformity with pre
cedent. If burdens were thrown upon tho
crown not intended under the civil list, it
would impair the credit of the nation and
of Parliament. Mr. Bradlaugh had ques
tioned the title of tho crown to its estates;
but successive Parliaments had recognized,
and none of the greatest lawyers had ever
yet challenged, the crown's title,
llo reminded the House that Sir Henry F.
Ponsonby, her Majesty's private secretary, a
few years ago denied reports that tho
Queen was making immense investments in
ground rents, and stated that ' 6he had not
JL;1.0CO,ooO to invest in anything. Lord Kan
dolph said that tho Radicals' overestimate
of the Queen's wealth was designed to ex
cite popular feeling against royalty. He
objected to the adoption of methods the
purpose of which was to foment a clamor
agumst the throne, which, in spite of them,
woald remain steadfast in the affections of
the people. Cheers.1
Mr. Labonchere's motion to adopt his
substitute for the report of tho royal grants
committee was rejected by a vote of oOS to
Mr. Morley will, on Monday, move an
amendment declaring that tho House is un
willing to increase the burdens of the peo
ple without assurance that no further
claims will be made for younger members
of tho royal family.
Lord Ifartington complained of Mr. Brad
laugh's pedagogic and minatory air. He
said that, if it was true that the law was
contravened in allowing civil-list surpluses
to accrue to the crown, it was almost a case
for impeaching the present and former min
istries. It was impossible, ho contended, to
lay down a hard aud fast rule. He thought
the Queen's waiving the claims of the
younger children met the present case, aud
that the future might bo left to a future
Parliament. In any case, tho Queen's mes
sage was worthy of respectful attention.
Sir Wilfrid Lawson twitted tho Con
servatives forrefnsing a grant to the Prince
cousort, and evoked laughter by recalling
certain uncomplimentary references made
by Mr. Chamberlain to royalty.
Mr. Goschen, Chancellor of the Ex
chequer, after refuting in detail tho con
tentions of Messrs. Labouchere and Brad
laugh, contrasted Mr. Gladstone's dignilied
utterances with those heard to-night, and
said that there was little need to fear tho
result of the debate.
Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Morley, Sir William
Ternon-Ilarcourt, Mr. Parnell, Mr. O'Brien
and tho bulk of the Liberals and Parnell-
ites voted with the majority. Tho Radical
minority includes Sir G. O. Trevelyan,
Richard Chamberlain andT. F. O'Connor.
The majority consisted of 252 Conserva
tives, ?4 Unionists and W Gladstonians and
English Delegates Disgusted with the Vis
ionary Ideas of Continental Socialists.
Special to tho Imlianaxolis Journal.
London, July 20. The English delegates
to the Socialist convention in Paris, known
as tho international labor congress, havs
come back with no very exalted opinion of
their foreign brethren who took part in the
proceedings. They say that their conti
nental associates are flighty, and caro far
moro about displaying their oratorical pow
ers than agreeing upon measures tending to
advance the cause. The main object of the
English contingent was the promotion of
the scheme to atliliato progressive societies,
no matter by what name known, with
trades-unions everywhere. This was too
practical for the others, who said such an
important proposition demanded much de
liberation, aud then refused to deliberate
upon it. Their idea seems to be that their
English associates are base, groveling 6ouls,
thinking only of the thiugs of this earth,
and unable to appreciate rhetorical flights
about liberty and mysterious hints about
the mighty deeds to be done soon. Messrs.
Mardis, Hyndman and others of the En
glish Socialists are disgusted with the issue
less outcome of tho congress, but are
still frank enough to admit that
their views had been somewhat moditied
by the representations of the better in
formed of their continental confreres, who
pointed out to them that trades-unions in
England were not "what they were on the
continent. Thus..when the strike of the
Berlin bakers seriously disturbed the trade,
the government practically rendered it im
possible for the men to succeed by detailing
bakers from the ranks of the army to take
their places. As Herr Liebkuecht, of the
Marist wing of the Socialists, remarked,
this could not have been done in England,
and it is just this adverse governmental in
terference which makes the labor problem
iu other European countries 6omething
much different than in England.
Legitime Wins a Victory Over Illppolyte's
Forces In ah Uneventful Conflict.
New York, July 20. Tho steamship
Frederick Hendrick, which arrived yester
day from Port-au-Prince, brought word of
still another fight near tjm Haytian capi
tal. One man was killeCJfluring the con
flict and several others GSceived sovere
bruises. The battle was brought about un
der the folio win if circumstances: On Jnlr
18, the day before the Frederick Hendrick
sailed, Hippolyte'a forces, laboring under
iuj impression that the 6mailiortress at La
Coupo had been evacnated bv Leeitime.
marched forward boldlr and took it bv
etorm. It is an advantageous nosition for
either side, being but two miles distant
from Port-au-Prince and in a commanding
6por, l he forces of Legitime had not evac
uated, therefore, and were aroused to action
by the sudden and unprecedented attack of
the troops under Hippolyte'a general.
jeiore the latter had time to apologize
for entering the fort in so unceremonious a
manner. Legitime's troops had poured into
xue ranks of llippolyte a destructive vol
ley. Actual righting resulted at once, and,
as has been Raid, one hero naid the nenaltv
of his intrepidity. The forces of Hippolyte
then succeeded in withdrawing from tho
falso attitude in which they had been
placed, and another victory was scored for
the arms of Legitime.
Air, Hugh D'Oyley Tweedy, the agent at
Port-au-Prince of the Dutch line of steam
ers to which the Frederick Hendrick be
longs, came up as a passenger and at once
took passage on tho Augusta Victoria for
Hamburg. The financial situation in Havti
is described by Mr. Tweedy as in a deplora
ble state. Legitime has just succeeded in
floating 1,000.000 "gourds" a gourd is equal
to about Ki2 cents which will make a
total debt incurred thus far on both sides
of about 8,000,000 gourds. The money brings
tho government but 70 per cent, of its face
value, however.
It Again Breaks Out of Its Banks, Causing
Incalculable Loss of Life.
Shanghai, July 26. The Yellow river
has again burst its banks, inundating an
immense extent of country. There are
twelve feet of water throughout ten large
government districts. The Loss of life and
property is incalculable. The government
authorities at Fekin are dismayed. Owing
to tho incapacity of the local authorities,
foreign engineering aid, in order to perma
nently repair the channel of the river, is
considered imperative. '
Mr. and Sirs. Gladstone Receive Additional
Tokens of Esteem from Friends.
London, July 26. The National Liberal
Club was lavishly decorated this evening
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone, who
yesterday celebrated their golden wedding.
Ther? were two thousand persons present,
including a large number of peers and
members of the House of Commons, and
many ladies. Yiscount Oxenbridge pre
sented to Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone an album,
the work of the leading artists, commemor
ative of the occasion. Mr. Gladstone, in
accepting the gift, made an eloquent and
pathetic speech, which was free from politi
cal references. He said he felt as if drowned
in an ocean of kindness, and he reciprocated
thoir good will. He deemed it a noble call
ing to serve people such as they, and he
hoped they would all partake of the full
blessings belonging to them, as Britons and
Christians. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone took
their departure from the hall amid a scene
of the greatest enthusiasm.
Banquet to Minister Lincoln.
London, July 26. Sir John Henry Pules
ton, member of Parliament for Devonport,
gavo a dinner in tho House of Commons
thw evening to Mr. Robert T. Lincoln,
TTrjled 'States Minister. Mr. Chauncey M.
Denw, Attorney-general Webster, Sir
James Fercusson, Under Secretary of tho
Foreign Orhce; Mr. C. T Ritchie, president
of the local government board; Sir Lyon
Playfair, Mr. Labouchere and others were
Panama Canal Lottery Bonds.
Pakis, July 26. The civil tribunal has
decided that the Panama Canal Company
cannot compel the holders of lottery bonds
to pay the outstanding installments, but
that holders of such bonds arc still liable
to bo called upon to make pro-rata pay
ments to the extent of a quarter of the
nominal valuo of the bonds. Where in
stallments have been paid in advance the
company must refund the money.
Dervishes Getting Ready, to Fight.
Cairo, July 26. Advices from the front
state that threo columns of Dervishes
are marching to reinforce the rebels. The
columns are followed by caravans convey
ing provisions. It is believed that when
these reinforcements effect a junction with
the main body of the rebels a grand at
tack will be made upon the Egyptian
Tho British. forces to-day shelled the
Dervish camp. The reinforcements of the
Dervishes are estimated to consist of 700
Trincess Louise's "Wedding Presents.
London, July 26. The wedding presents
received by Princess Louise of Wales were
displayed at Marlborough House to-day.
The total value is 150.000. The jewels
alone are valued at 120,000. Mrs. Mackay
sent a pair of turquois and diamond pendant
Cable Note.
The King of Greece arrived in London
General Boulanger will be a candidate in
ninety-two cantons in France for the Councils-general.
The Senate of Belgium has sanctioned
the credit asked by the government for the
Congo railway.
Le Soir publishes a report that General
Boulauger is going to New York, fearing
that tho court-martial will condemn him.
Seven thousand bales of American cotton
were destroved bv the burning of the ware
houses on Red Cross and Grundy streets,
Liverpool, last Saturday.
Mr. Charles Ernest Schwann, (Liberal)
member of Parliament for the north divis
ion of Manchester, has donated 500,
through Mr. William O'Brien, to the fund
for the relief of evicted tenants in Ireland.
Prince Nicholas and his daughter, Prin
cess Militza, have started for St. Peters
burg. The wedding of the Princess to the
Grand Duke Constantino of Russia will be
private on account of tho illness of the
Grand Duke.
He Fieceives the Same Par as White Men, and
Is More Desirable in Some Respects.
Chattanooga, Tenn., -July 26. The
Tradesman has instituted an inquiry with
reference to the value of negro labor in in
dustrial channels in the South. The in
quiries were sent to three hundred leading
Southern manufacturers, representing blast
furnaces, rolling-mills, miscellaneous iron
works, mines, lumber-mills, saw-mills, etc.
Replies were received which represent 9,000
negro employes, of whom 2,500 are skilled.
The averages wages paid common negro la
bor is $1.10 per day, and skilled labor runs
from $1.75 to $2.25 per day, though several
correspondents pay colored pnddlers. heat
ers and rollers as high as $4 and $5 per day,
and many furnaces pay as high as $2.50.
The replies, without a 6ingle exception,
show that there is no difference at all be
tween the pay of wOtes and blacks for the
same clas of work. The manufacturers are
Jtractically unanimous in the opinion that,
or common labor in the Southern States,
the negro is more efficient and useful than
the white, and. without an exeention. thev
declare themselves well 6atisded with the
negro in the factory, and announce their
determination to continue mm in his place.
Many state that he is making progress in
skilled work. The Tradesman adds that
the condition of the negro is constantly im
proving, and, as an industrial factor, lus
usefulness is now recognized by alL
A Lawyer Charged with Embezzling $20,000
Belonging to the University of Michigan.
Special to ths IndiinapoUs Journal.
Ann Arbor, Mich.. July 26. Zina Pitcher
King, a lawyer and real estate dealer of
this city, who, for "twenty years, hat been
treasurer of the fund for superannuated
professors of the University of Michigan,
is an embezzler. The amount is es
timated to be fully $20,000. The
fact of the embezzlement was discovered
at the June meeting of the Alumni Associa
tion when a successor was choseu to King,
but it was not made public till to-day. At
that time King turned over $8,000 worth of
property to the trustees, admitting that
there might still be a shortage of $10,000.
King has lived in this city nearly all his
life, and was always considered a thor
oughly honest man. It is stated that he
dabbled in wheat in 1SS2, and was caught
in a terrible squeeze. From this blow at
his financial standing he has since failed to
recover. King declares the shortage must
bo due to his carelessness in book-keeping.
Mrs. Martha Critser and Her Nephew, at Mil-
ford, Eat Poisoned Biscuit
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Greensburg, Ind., July 26. The town of
Milford and vicinity, eight miles west of
here, is much excited over a case of pois
oning. The facts, as gathered from a visit to
the victims with the prosecuting attorney,
aro about as follows: Martha Critser, a
widow about fifty-five years old, lives on a
fifty-acre farm near town. Her only child.
George B. Mc. Critser, married Lizzie
Barnes, and they have two chil
dren. Their married life has been
one of constant turmoil. Two
separations have occurred, tho last one
about a month aco. sinco when George's
whereabouts has been unknown. On Tues
day evening Edmund A. Chapman, a
nephew of the elder Mrs. Critser, came to
her houfio to spend the night. Late that
evening Lizzie, George's wife, called there
for a few minntes to get some milk for the
children. While the old lady went to tho
epring-house for the milk Lizzie was in the
kitchen alone. The next morning, at
breakfast, young Chapman and his
aunt, Mrs. Critser, were both taken vio
lently sick and threw up most of what they
had just eaten. Their lives seemed in im
minent danger for several hours, but itnow
seems probable that they will survive. Tho
poison was undoubtedly in the biscuits
they ate for breakfast. Lizzie came back
the next day, and. while other women at
tended the sick, she prepared dinner, mak
ing biscuits from the same flour used in tho
morning. No one even tasted the bread
thus prepared, and soon after, it, with
what was left from morning, was thrown
out into the yard, where the chickens and
cats ate it. A cat and twenty-two fowls
have died 6ince. The remainder of the
Hour in the sack was also thrown out by
some one and water thrown over it. Por
tions of this were gathered up and will be
analyzed. Lizzie Critser was in this city
one day last week. No arrests have been
made awaiting developments. Thero is no
doubt of poison having been used.
A Best Man Elopes with the Intended Bride,
and a Triple Tragedy Ensues.
Cinco, Cal., July 2a An, elopement
which occurred here a few days ago cul
minated in a tragedy this afternoon. A
wedding was to have taken place, last Mon
day, between a young man named Ray
mond Bierce, son of a San Francisco jour
nalist, and Miss Eva Adkins, a beautiful
young lady, seventeen years of age.
Bierce's most intimate friend was a hand
some young man, named Neil Hubbs, and
he was to have acted as best man at the
wedding ceremony. The day before the
marriage was to occur. Miss Adkins left her
home, and went to a neighboring town
with Hubbs, where the couple were mar
ried. , They returned here the next
day, and this morning prepared to
make a call upon the bride's mother.
Mrs. Barney. Bierce heard of the intended
visit, and went to Mrs. Barney's house be
fore them. When Hubbs and his wife ar
rived, he entered the parlor and tired at
Hubbs with a revolver. Hubbs fell to the
floor, but also drew a revolver and fired.
Four shots apiece were tired, when Hubbs
ran out of the room. Bierce then placed
the revolver to Mrs. Hubbs's head and
fired, inflicting a severe, but not dangerous
wound. Hubbs re-entered the room, and
beat Bierce to the floor with his revolver.
Bierce then dragged himself into an ad
joining room, placed the pistol to his head
and blew his brains out. He lived about
an hour and a half. He also received two
bullets in the body, and Hubbs was shot
through the abdomen, the ball penetrating
the spleen. His recovery is doubtful.
Later investigation shows that when
young Bierce heard of the couple's in
tended visit to Mrs. Barney, he went
quickly to the house of the latter, stated
ho was ill. and asked to lie down
on the bed just off from the parlor.
He had evidently been running, and, as he
appeared quite exhausted, he was at once
shown to the bed-room. In this he remained
until Hubbs and his wife had taken 6eats
in the parlor. Mrs. Barney had set her
heart on the marriage of her daughter to
Bierce, and when the elopement and mar
riage to Hubbs took place she expressed the
wish never to see her daughter in her house
again. In a day or two, however, she
jcicuicu, auu luvtieu me coupie nume. it
was in response to her invitation that the
couple called to-day, this being
their first visit. After a few
words had been spoken, Bierce
stepped into the parlor, spoke a
formal word or two, then said: "You are a
happy looking wedded couple," and
retired again into the bed-room. Hubbs
suspected trouble, and drew his pistol,
holding it at his side. Bierce then opened
the door again and the shooting occurred
as stated above.
The room where the fighting took place
presented a horrible spectacle. The walls
were spattered with blood, the fnrni
ture turned over and broken,
and large pools of blood covered the
floor. Miss Adkins is Mrs. Barney's
daughter by her first husband. She gradu
ated from tho high-school here a few months
since. Bierce has been employed on a news
paper at Red Bluff until lately.
Mrs. Barnes was placed underjarrest to
liighton suspicion of being implicated in,
or having previous knowledge of, tho plot
of Bierce against Hubbs.
Novel Attempt to Secure Freedom.
Jackson, Mich., July 26. David R. Palm
er, sent to prison for life for the murder of
his wife, had been an exemplary prisoner
and given more than tho usual liberties.
This morning he was filling a large cask
with scraps when an idea struck him. He
put a false head in the cask about midway
of its length and then placing citizen's
clothes, a hammer and a chisel in the bar
rel, got in himself. Another head was fas
tened to the cask by Palmer's fellow-convicts
and the cask was taken to the freight
office. As it was being loaded on the car
the freight-handlers heard a wild appeal
for pity, which they could not at first un
derstand. Finally one of the men opened
the cask and drew the prisoner out. more
dead than alive. Palmer was turned over
to the authorities. He declares he would
rather stay in prison for li f e than to undergo
again such tortures as he experienced the
three hours he spent in the cask.
A Requisition for IfJlraln.
. AxyAPOLis, Mil, July 6 DetectiveNor
ris. of Mississipni, who has a requisitionfor
Ki train, was here to-day. His papers are
now in proper form, but the Secretary of
State was not here and the ofbeer did not
get the warrant for Kilrain't arrest.
Letter-Carrier's Claim ibr 0 vertime Com
pensation AlloAved by the Department
The Decision Likely to Be Followed by Thou
sands of Applications of a Similar Char
acter from Overworked Carriers.
An Imported English Book-Keeper Who
Will Be Returned Under the Labor Law.
Commissioner Roosevelt Pays His Respects to
Postmaster Faul and His Kind Southern
Office-Seekers Tension Ruling.
A ltter-Carrlers Claim for Extra Work
Allowed by the Postoffice Department.
Special to tlte Indianapolis Journal
Washington, July 20. The action of the
Postoffice Department in allowing the
claim of William C Talley, a letter-carrier,
for extra compensation for overwork be
yond the eight hours which is fixed as a
day's work by act of Congress, will be fol
lowed, it is said, by something like 7,000
applications of a similar character. It is
reported that there are as many as 7,000
letter-carriers who have worked overtime
since the law went into effect, and it is ex
pected that each and every one of them
will put in a claim for additional compen
The law making eight hours a day's work
for letter-carriers went into eftect May 21.
1SSL It specifically 6tated that if any
letter-carrier is employed a greater number
of hours per day than eight ho shall be paid
extra for the same in proportion to
the salary now fixed by law" In
the House an amendment was tacked
on authorizing the Postmaster-general to
make the necessary regulations to carry
out the law. This was 6tricken out by the
Senate. When the law went into efiect tho
carriers in this city were informed that they
would be paid for all overtime. None saw
fit to make application for the extra ccu
pensatiqn until William C. Talley filed a
claim for overtime made from May 20, 1SSS,
to Oct. 27, 18S8, the date on which he was
dismissed from the service. On Jan. 25,
18S9, P. W. Glas;-i an attorney of this
city, filed the claim before Postmaster Ross,
by whom jt wai referred to the depart
ment. After cennderabie delay and much
investigation, TuUey established a claim
for 224 extra kocr., worked within th
dates named. TLi wr.s finally allowed,
and ou the 2Cth insU ho was paid $.S3.
Colonel Glassie hs other claims on hand
which he will at oi.cefilo beforethe depart
ment. This application is said to bo tho
first prosecuted to Miceess, the difficulty
having been in fh fact that the law
did not provide a"y iuacuinery for its exe
cution. "
The Allen Con trac S-L.lJor Law Upheld in the
Case of an Imported Hook-Kecper.
Washington, July 26. The Secretary of
the Treasuiy, i ' .decided an interest
ing question .-.vifc.i. r.oder the alien contract-labor
law. It tf. t is that lrvinA.
Sellers, mercha it of "Eur,!; nd. who have a
branch house in New York city, recently
discharged the book-keeper in their New
York house, an American named James T.
Watson, and sent over a book-keeper in
the home office, named Edward F. Hennes
sy, to take his pl.ice. Watson complained
to the collector &t New YorK, and the
result was that when Henucssy ar
rived at that port the collector
refused to allow him to land on the ground
that it would be a violation of the contract
labor law. An appeal was taken to tho
Secretary of the Treasury, and he instruct
ed the collector to allow Henncssy to land
on giving bond in &500 for his return in
case it was .decided that he came within
the prohibitory class. The question was
referred to the Solicitor of the Treasury,
and that officer gave an opinion that, aa
Hennessy had clearly come to this country
under a contract to labor, his landing
would be a violation of law. The Secretary
coincides in this opinion, and instructed
the collector at New York to compel Hen
nessy to return to England.
Mr. Paul's Opinion ot II lm of No Moment
The Civil Service to Re Purged of Hit Ilk.
WaeWcgton Special.
Civil-service Commissioner Roosevelt is
not alarmed at the verbosity of the Mil
waukee postmaster. He refers to these
documents, of which ho has already heard,
in these terms: "No reply is needed. Mr.
Paul's, opinion of me is of the most pro
found indifference. He seems to take great
delight in pouring out his mouth upon
Commissioner Roosevelt, when, as a matter
of fact, I compose but one-third of the
board. Commissioner Lyman, a Republic
an, and Commissioner Thompson, a far
better Democrat than Faul, both agreed
that ho was utterly unfit to run
the Milwaukeo office. We have asked for
his removal, and the papers are now in the
President's handsel may add, for the bene
fit of Paul and others of his ilk, that for the
next three years, should the President see
fit to retain me here, 1 shall continue to
help rid tho civil service of just such char
acters as he. Previous to the campaign of
1892, 1 propose to resign, throw off my coat
and jump into field, and work for the suc
cess of the Republican ticket. The Pauls,
whether Democrats or Republicans, must
go. Neither the Republican party nor
progressive Democrats have any use for
them. There a number of Pauls, relics of
the last administration, with which we
have to deal. We propose to enforce the
law without fear or favor."
Secretary TVIndom Besieged with Applicants
for Places from Southern States.
Fpecla.1 to the Indianapolis Journal
Washington, July 20. Notwithstanding
the fact that the hotels 6eein to be free
from outside visitors. Secretary Windom
had scarcely taken his seat at his desk this
morning to resume formal charge of the
duties of the Treasury Department, when
he was met by forty ,r fifty eager appli
cants for places, or the friends of appli
cants who came to urge their claims. The
Secretary was compelled to retreat iuto his
private office, and to hear the delegations
in equads of two or three at a time. There
were colored Republicans from South Car
olina, white Republicans from Tennessee,
and mixed Republicans from other States
of the South. The Southern men seem to
be more persistent iu their efforts to get
places now thau those from auy other
States, and the Secretary of the Treasury is
besieged as e?.gerly as the Postmaster-general.
These two members of the Cabinet
are bearing the brunt of the work just at
this time, because they have moro patron
age at their disposal than any of toe oth
ers, although Secretary Noble has his full
share of callers, who are pressing the claims
of various applicants for office.
The State. Department corridors were
quite deserted to-day. and the absence of
the Attorney-general gave the conductor of
the elevator in the Department of Justice
building a brief rest, lie said that he had
not taken up ft solitary outsider, except ,

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