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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNilL, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1889.
two or three lawyers who called to look after pending business before tho Depart ment. PENSION IIULING. A Mexican-War Veteran, Dropped for Dis loyalty, Kefdored to the llolls. Washington. Jnly 2f. Assistant Secre . tary Eussey has modified a former decision made by the Commissioner of Pensions in tho case of James A. Farley, who received a disabling injury vrhilo serving in the Mexican war, in Company G, Second Penn eylvania Volunteers. For this injury Fur ley was granted a pension of per month, -which he continued to draw until April 10, li3, when he was arrested at Hagerstown, Md.. for hurrahing in the streets for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy, and making use of other disloyal and treasonable sentiments. At that time his name was dropped from the pension rolls, under the authority conferred by the act of Feb. 4, 1862. In 1871 an application for restoration was filed and rejected. In 1837, however, the case was taken up by the then Commis sioner of Tensions, and Furlcy's loyalty having been established the pension was, allowed from 1671, the date of tiling his ap plication. Assistant Secretary Bussey. while agree ing with the former Commissioner as to 4 Farley's right to a pension, finds no author ity for dating it from the time the applica tion was filed, and directs that it be dated from April 10. lJ. when it ceased. He nays, in substance, that if the action of dropping Furley's name from the rolls was erroneous, then he is entitled to reparation, and the reparation must be as ample as tho injury. It it was not erroneous, there can ae no restoration of pension for any period. MINOR MATTERS. The Conrt-SIartlal Sentence of Paymaster Smith Remitted by Secretary Tracy. Washington, July 20. The finding of the court-martial in tho caseof Passed Assistant Paymaster Henry R. Smith, of the navy, and the action of Secretary'Tracy thereon, -were made public to-day. Smith was a pay officer, on board the Kssex, in New York harbor. On the 2Tth of April he drew $1,200 of the pay funds, and was missing until the 3d of May. He was charged with being absent from his station and duty without leave, and pleaded guilty. The court sentenced him to be suspended from rank and duty for six months on furlough pay, with a unanimous recommendation that the sentence be remitted, because of their belief that he was mentally irrespon sible for his actions. Secretary Tracy ap proved tho finding of the court, and adopted its recommendation, remitting the sentence. Indiana Pensions. Pensions have been granted to the. following-named Indianians: OrJsrtnal Invalid Joan flaltsglver, Amos Hlx ron. John Muller, Geo. W. Jennlnc. Jos. W. Ross, Jason Kamsby, Ell Boone, Theodore C. Burr, Theodore II. lietlne, Samuel Wells'. Geo. W. if. Keith. Wm. If. Milliard, John. Matthews, . Wm. A. llinkle, Jehu Mar, Wm. McCombs, Jerome Baxter, David Fleming, Nathan Carr, Henry C. Matthews. Increase Edward Schultz, Thomas "Wftirea, William Walton. Fernando C. Kller. Robert Caner, Je"se E. Well, Georjre W. Bundy, Wesley Haley, Josiah Ileuth, Nathan Verk, Benjamin Hersnr, Abram Seebrem, Chris ttchaefer, Wm. B. Cronk, Jacob Funk, Neheraiah Summer, George W. Thompson, Henry G. Heed, Jacob fcnaffer, Peter W. Waggoner, William C. Grimes, Geortre Duncan, Job harp, William D. Greene, Philip T. Gresham. John A. FkObertson, Loon Cox, Amos Kimball, John 8. Peardurflf, Lewis O. Jones, John Walker. John II. Mitchell, Amrastns B. Loveland, Charles U. Bunnell, Charles Peach, llezeklah Covert, Evan T. Pickering, Richard Wayiifccott, Andrew J. Poorman, Chas. W. Pish, Whliam C. Satton, Elijah Jay, David B. Hol brook, George L. IZ. Stanridjre. Frederick Pniat rer, Julius I'atmore, E. W. Golden. ' Reissue Robert Fersinger. Original Widows, etc. Catharine, widow of Anu MeFadden; minors of Oeonre W. Fry; Martha 11, widow of Adam II. Flscus. Fourth-Class Postofflces for Indianians. Special to the Indianapolis Journal Washington. July 26. These fourth class postmasters wero appointed to-day for Indiana: Auburn Junction. DeKalb county, Newton Mathews, vice John O. Morris liruce. Jay coun ty, John J. Brown, vice .N. liutchlus; Lamb, Hwitzerland county, George F. Simpson, vice W. II. Lamb; Marmonr, Marshall county, Henry U. bpeger, vico John F. Koontz; Miller, Lake coun ty, William G. Cook, vice James II. Ansker; Moorfttlfild. Switzerland countv. Orinrta II. IDck- etts.vlce JohnN.W. liiley; North Salem. Hendricks county, Oconto . Robbin?, vico William II. Fleece; Roanoke, Huntington county, Jao W. Hart, vloe W. G. Overdean; Btraugbn, Henry county. James L. Willi:, vice C. A. Bretterham; Ptar City. Pulaski county, Jacob Wirick, vice John U. whlteroore; Tasweii, Crawford county, II. L. fchrenck, vice James M. LeawelL Cod Hank on tho Pacific Coast. Washington, July 25. The Fish Com mission has been advised of reports of the discovery of a cod bank on the Pacific coast, eight miles olf Xestucca, Oregon, and sixty-five miles south of tho Columbia river. The same advice states that the true cod has never before been found south of Puget sound. To this acting Commis sioner Katbbun says the true coa is re corded as far south astber arallone islands. the fishing cround oil San Francisco, but it has not been found south of Puget sound lnsnthcient quantities for commercial par poses. General Notes. Eoeclal to the Indianapolis Journal. Washington, July 20. Hiram Z. Leon ard, of Logansport, who was recently ap pointed consul to London. Ontario, has been in the city for several days to receive his final instructions before starting for his post of duty. Mr. Leonard leaves to-night for Marion, where he will remain over Sun day. On Monday morning he will start for Fort Wayne, and from there will take the train direct to London, on Wednesday or Thursday next, lho salary of the consul ate is only 1,500 a year, with allowances of about 000. Ibis is entirely inadequate. but Mr. Leonard thinks that the etlortto secure a rating of consular salaries will be more successful this winter than it has been before. T. M. Partridge and J. R. Brown were to day appointed members of the board of pension examiners at feonth Bond. F. C. Morris, of Kokomo and Mrs. Kent Morse, of Indiauapolis,are among the latest arrivals irom Indiana. To-day's bond oilers aggregated $3S,50O, as follows: Coupon four-and-a-halfs, $100, at fcl.Ob7: registered fonr-aud-a-halfs. jsJt.- 600, at $1.0G7. Both otters were accepted. c . a. i a secretary iracy nas accepted an nivi ra tion to visit Secretary Blaine at Bar Har- Doranrmg toe latter part oi August. W. C. Klam, of Louisiana count, Vir ginia, has been appointed chief of the di vision of railroads in tho General Laud Of fice, vice Gen. C. M. Wilcox, relieved. Both Mr. Elaui and General Wilcox served in tho confederate army, the former as a private. the latter as a major-general. -Mr.Elamis a prominent Republican in Virginia, and a writer of acknowledged ability. The remains of the late Father Curler. director of Georgetown University, were tinned, to-day, in the littlo grave-yard at tached to the university in which he had taught for thirtv vears. Mass was then celebrated by the Kev. Father Clark, tho oldest living graduate of Georgetown Uni versity. fcocretarv Windom to-dnv received n. let. ter from Mr. C. W. Arnold, declining, for private reasons, the otlico of collector of in ternal revenue for tho district oi Georgia, to which he was appointed a few days ago. An Ex-Editor's Household Goods Levied On. Chicago. Jnlr . Last night tho sheriff levied ou the household effects, plate, pict ures and lurniture or James J. West, ex managing editor of tho Times, at the hit ter's Kenwood residence, to satisfy tho judgment entered up b the Commercial National Hank. Captain Huiskamp, one of the stockholders of tho Times, claimed these etiects. under a bill of sale from Mr. West, but as tho bank had given an indem nifying bond the shenll made tho levy. Obituary. Columbus. O.. July 00. A private tele gram from Port Huron, Mich., announces the death this eveniug of A. H. Welch, as sociate professor of Kuglish languazo in Ohio Mate University. He was Widely known in educational circles as the author of several standard works on English literature. Ho was thirty-seven years of age. Auburn. N. Y.. July 21. W. T. Graves. one of the oldest and best known bankers in lho oUte, died juddaily thu noming. INDIANA AXD ILLINOIS NEWS Damage Done at Various Points by the Severe Slonn of Yesterday. A "Trusty's" Escape and Capture A Franfc fort Swindler Two Fatal Accidents Miscellaneous News 3Iatters. INDIANA. Heavy Hall-Storm Beats Down Vegetation and Unroofs a Few Houses. Epc!al to tli Indianapolis Journal. Crawfordsville, July 2a The worst hail-storm that ever visited this city oc curred at 1:20 o'clock this afternoon. It came from the southwest, and was accom panied with heavy wind and a driving train. The corn crop is stripped to the earth, and all kinds of fruit has been knocked off tho trees. The large stained glass windows in the Methodist. Catholic, First Presbyterian and Christian churches have many broken lights, and there is scarcely a dwelling-house in the city, where windows were exposed to the west, that have not broken window-panes. Every sky-light in the city is broken. Flower beds are ruined and trees stripped of limbs. Several buggies and spring wagons had the coverings torn to shreds. At the home of N. J. Clodfelter, the window shut ters were broken in and the windows smashed. About a third of D. W. Cox's green-house was ruined. Tho hail seemed to go in strips, being more severe in the south part of this city. Many chimneys wero also blown down. Sixty electric-light globes on the street-lamps were broken. There is not a garden left in the south part of the city, everything being beaten to the earth. The roof of the llouring-mills at Yountsville was blown off. Lebanon, July 26. A heavy wind and hail-storm passed over this place this after noon, doing a considerable amount of dam age. Trees were blown down, crops were beaten down, and two business bouses in the city were unroofed. Fortunately no one was injured. Franklin Likely to Get Gas. Special to tli Indianapolis Journal. Franklin, July 2C A party of Kokomo and Terro Haute gentlemen, through their representatives, Judge L. J. Hackney and John Beggs, of Shelby ville, have submitted the following natural-gas proposition to Franklin: "Gas in sullicient quantities to equal the demand is to be furnished at $18 per year for each cook stove, and at from SI to $1.50 per month for heaters, con sumers to pay for service pipes. The com pany asks a donation of $5,000, and will open their books and receive subscrip tions for stock to the comnanv if thero be any who desire to subscribe." The sup ply of gas will be obtained from the Han cock county fields. The 5,000 is not asked for by the company until the gas is piped to this city. Jbranklin people are very fa vorable to the proposition, and have held a puuuu meeting, appointed a soliciting com mittee, which, up to date, has raised eonie- tning over two of the live thousand dollars required, and did it in one day. It looks very much like it is a "go." Another pub lic, meeting will be held on Monday evening. When the committe will report, and the .matter ue luiiy determined. "Worked" the Town. Eneclal to the Indian aoolis Journal. Franklin, July 26. A few days since George Sweezey, an employe on the Frank lin section of the F., F. & M. railroad, ap peared in John Craig's saloon with an order on said road for the sum of$2G. By request of Sweezey Craig cashed the order, and in a day or two afterward gave Sweezey the order back to have it cashed. as it was made payable to him in person. eweezey had the order cashed and took the hrst train out of town, and also the monev he received on the order. It is since learned that he procured about &J0 worth of gro ceries from Messrs. Howard it Wood on the fame order, aud was to have had it cashed for them also. About three weeks since ho called at the home of a Mr. Vandiver, west of town, and told Mr. V. that he was sec tion foreman on theF.,F.fcM. railroad; that his name was James Turpin. and that he wanted $25 until pay-day, when he would return it. Upon this statement he secured uic uiuuc,). owct-zey, it win ue tueii, reai- ucu auuuk ou nis own oruer, Short-Lired Liberty. Fpeclal to the Indian? j olln Journal. Jeffersonville, July 20. James Vin cent, a convict in tho Prison South, sent from Evansville for three years, escaped last night. Vincent was a "trusty" and had chargo of tho prison stable. Ho failed to appear at 9 o'clock last night. Inquiry proved that tho prison rig and horse had disappeared with him. A tele phone message from Sheriff Shuck.xif Cory don, was received this morning, stating that tne norse and rig had been found near that place. Warden Patten and a cuard went to uoryaon tnis morning and captured If; M. 11 ... 7 . . - ' viuceub near mere, returning wnn nini tnis evening. V lucent escaped while serving a previous term here for an offense committed i .. r : i ... A Disputed Question. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Columbus, July 2a The new State geog raphy disputes the distinguished claim ad vanced by Y eed Patch hill, twenty miles west of this city, as tho highest point in Indiana, and asserts that the tablo-lands of TiandolDh countv reach a nitrher al titude. The new claim is not gen- Arallr accents! antnifl. aa Prnfpflaor Pnllptt former State Geologist, is authority for vt ecu i aicn s ciaim. a party oi men aro now encamptd on the hill, and are engaged in making a geodetic survey of the eleva- vation anu uurruunuiug section oi trie country by the direction of tho United ceived seveu wagon-loads of implements to be used in penoriniug tne work. Will Secnr an ErangellsU Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Spenctek, July 26. The District Co-oper- ative Convention of tho Christian Congre gations of Owen, Morgan and Monroe coun ties was in session here yesterday and to day. The object of the meeting was to per fect an organization by which an evangelist can be employed in the district to preach the gospel in the destitute parts of the ter ritorv. Sufficient money was raised to warrant tho success of the work, and a committee was appointed, with Judge Franklin at its head, to select and employ an evangelist, and put him to woik by the 1st of fceptember. Conductor 51 angled by a Train. Special to tho Indianapolis Journal. Fort Wayne, July 20. Vilroy Davis, one of the most popular conductors on the Nickel-plate road, was thrown under the wheels of a freight train near Claypool, four miles west of this place, at noon to- dav. His riiiht arm was cut oft and ho re ceived other terrible injuries which will probably cause his death. Ho has a wife and several children. A stranco coinci dence of the allair is that Davis lost his other arm on tho eame road and at tho same station a short tune ago. Rats Attack a Child. Ereclal to the IuiliananoUs Journal. Columbus, July 'J& Tho infant child of Nathan Mclntire.of this cit3 was attacked and fatally injured by rats Monday night, but the matter was kept from the publio until to-day. Tho child was asleep when attacked by tho rodents. Tho bold and raveuons rats were only frightened away upon the appearance of the child's mother. It was bitten in a number of places, and ever since the terrible attack has been suf fering from spasms. Thero is but little hopo lor its recovery. Crops In the Ohio River Bottoms. Evansville, July 2a There is great nn easiness in this section of the country on account of the danger and serious injury to the wheat and oats crops from the con tinued wet weather. Should tho prevail- ing rains continue, tho wheat and oats. most of which axe in tho iho& will rout and be ruined. Potatoes are growing welL lobacco is promising, and corn is doing splendidly, excent in low ground, where it is sickly. Fruit does not promiso well. Killed by a Runaway Team. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Losantville, July 20. Charles Golliher, one of the best-known citizens of this place. received injuries, last evening, which re sulted in his 'death. He was encaeed in loading hogs, when one of the porkers sprang from the wagon on to the backs of the horses. The team took fright and dashed forward, catching Mr. Golliher be tween two wagons and crushing his body. lie died shortly afterward irom internal in juries. Jail Dellrery Rockport. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Rockport, July 20. Last night, when Sheriff Spayd went to contino the prisoners in their cells in jail, he discovered that they had picked a hole in tho wall and left for parts unknown. I here were lour oi them, two of whose time would have expired in a few days. A Fatal FalL Special to th Indianapolis Journal. Fort Wayne. July 26. John Snyder, lessee ot one of the Hamilton farms, west of 4Tiia fifTr rn Vi f fir-nvillfl TOfld. fll from a. load of hay, yesterday, dislocating his neck. anu uieu last nignt. Minor Notes. A mass-meeting of the machine miners at Clay City has been called for to-day. Dr.CamdenMcKinney. of New Castle, ac cidentally shot himself through the hand yesterday. At Cloverdale Mrs- W. Scott was thrown from a buggy in a runaway accident. Her arm was broken and shoulder dislocated. Some unknown person has stolen a dia mond solitaire bracelet worth $400 from Miss Mabel McClelland, of Crawfordsville. Catherine M. Hornbereer. aired seventy years, died at her home in Dearborn county from paralvsis superinduced by grief for her late husband. Mamie Ponke. the two-vear-old daughter of William Popke. of Goshen, died yester day from poison given her the day before uy piaymaies wno were pia3Tiug "ugctor." A wreck, by which an engine and five cars were demolished, occurred Thursdaj on the Toledo, Kansas City & St. Louis railway, at Frankfort. No lives were lost Ed French, the Fort Wayne typo reported killed by an express train, appeared at homo yesterday in good health, it is not known who originated the 6tory of tho ac- ciuent. Charles E. Yandes, a tramp printer, fell between the cars at Shelbyville. while stealing a ride on a J., M. & I. freight train. His riuht leer was cut on and his left foot crushed. Five small bovs Robert Brooks. James and William Linuville. Georce Clintr and John Wilson were arrested at Greencastle, yesterday, for breaking into Vandalia ireight cars. In a cuttinir affrav between three firemen at Evansville, yesterday, George Grim stabbed Stephen Krilcy in the breast, and Iiobert Huston under the left ann. Kriley's wound may prove fatal. Albert Duty, tho prize-Center, under ar rest for stealing a shirt at Shelbyville, was released on bond Thursday, and shortly afterward seriously injured by a heavy machine falling upon him. Henry Sebrine, who was arrested on July 12, at Three Oaks, charged with attempting to murder his mother, father and sister, has just confessed his guilt, saying that he put t A I 'll A 1 11 arsenio in ineir tea, noping to Kill incin ail, and thus to come into possession of the family property, which would enable him to marry a girl who had refused him on ac count of his poverty. Franklin township. Montgomery countv. is one of the banner townships for the Sunday-school work. There aro ten schools in the township, with 63 officers. 05 teachers. 004 scholars and an average attendance of 500. A system of quarterly conventions has been kept up in this township for several years. The next meeting will be held at uarncid on uct. J4. ILLINOIS. A Hold White Cap Outrage Committed Near Gillespie. Gillespie, July 23. While Henry Ro- kamp and his wife were riding near town; last Monday evening, they were taken from their buggy by an armed band of White Caps, who took shameful liberties with the woman and strung Bokamp up to a tree three times, tho last hanging prov rage is said to have been mere suspicion a! a t a a -a ai tnat DOKamp uau comuutteu petit larceny. The case has been put iu tho bands of CoL Oiler, a criminal lawyer of Litchfield,, who says that while at Gillespie, yesterday. looking into tho aflair. ho was warned bv a man who claimed to be tho captain of the lute Caps, that if ho came nosing around there he would get a thicker rope than the one they cave to Bokamp. lhe Colonel savs he has spotted the perpetrators of the outrage and will prosecute them to the ex tent oi tho law. Relief for the Spring Valley Miners. Chicago, July 26. Mayor Cregier, Con gressman Lawler and other members of the relief committeo left here this morning with eighty tons of provisions and sup plies for the starving locked-ont coal min ers of Spring Vallcv. 111. There are about Kilo miners in tne district, making with their families about 6,000. lhe arrival of the train there this afternoon was creet- cd with great demonstrations of joy. and .i . . j. i il a. v uiu cumnmu'u was gieeieu wiiu iue strains of an improvised band. Everywhere it i mere were evidences oi pincmng poverty and destitution. Men, women and chil dren were scantily clad in "the cheapest of materials, and there was a great dearth of foot gear among them. Iheir faces bore unmistakable evidence of hunger. . These people have been locked out nearlv three months, aud aro absolutely on thejverge of starvation. A Deaf Mute Wedding. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Catlix. July 20. Miss Elizabeth Mor gan, of Tilton, this county, and Mr. Sidney Cronkhite, of MarshhelcL Ind., were mar ried at the bride's homo on Thursday. uomtno contraciing parties are deaf and dumb, and the ceremony was performed by the use of tho deaf and dumb alphabet. Two hundred guests witnessed the cere mony. llrief Mention. Tho Third Regiment broke camp at Springlfeld last evening. The employes of the Chicago and Galena Mining Company have struck for back wages duo them. The estate of tho lato Conrad Eisen meyer, sr., of Summerfield, has been ap praised at $1'JO,000. Judge Nelson ordered a recount of votes at Decatur in the Metz-Heweb contested election case. The recount showed a ma jority of thirty-live votes for Metz. White Caps at Jacksonville, Wednesday night, went to the home of Miss Fraukie Keener and called her out on a pretext. Sho called hiTxolored servant and to gether they anSjJt'red the call. When out side the party ''attached them, but prompt use of a revolver drove the intruders away. At Jerseyville, yesterday morning, a liv ery horse which had been rented the night before to a colored man named Wesley Welch returned to the stable, without a driver. Tho buggy lloor and seat wero spattered with blood, and a shirt-sleeve, also blood-stained, was found in the ve hicle. Wc!ch has not been found. A Noted Divine Loses His Reason. Itiiaca, N. Y July 20. Rev. Thomas G. Strong has lost his reason, and will be com mitted to the Binghamton insane asvluhi. Dr. Strong was formerly president of Wells College, and has occupied prominent pul pits in this section of the State, where for many years he was one of the leading divines of the Reformed Church. His mis fortune is duo to softening of the brain. Colored Man Lynchfed In Kentucky. Paris. Ky., July 20. James Kelly, col ored, who made a criminal assault on Mrs. Peter Crow, wife of a section boss on the Kentucky Central road, was taken from the jailer at 2 o'clock this morning by a mob and hanged to a bridge near the town. Kelly had been fully identified by Mrs. Crow, and was marched into jail by some ncishboii ing so neanv latai tnat no could only be revived by the administration of medicine. They then left him. The reason of the out THE LEWIS BROS. FAILURE. Liabilities and Assets of the Firm Not Known Indebtedness at Providence. New York, July 20. Cornelius N. Bliss, assignee for the embarrassed dry goods firm of Lewis Bros. & Co., said to-day that he could not give an exact estimate of the liabilities or assets of the firm as .yet. Ho would put an expert accountant on the books and prepare a statement as soon as possible. Walter H. Lewis, the New York member of the firm, when approached on the subject of the failure, referred every body to the assignee.' It is the general im pression in the trade that the amount of in debtedness will not exceed 5,090,000. It is thousht the failure will be prolific of much litigation. The main house being in rnuaaeipnta. the administration of tho es tate and the payment of the dividends may take piaco there; but the bulk of the litiga tion, if there be nnr. will Tie in New York. The 6tocks of coods are in five different iurisdictions New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois. The open accounts, amounting to $l,J73,000, are scattered all over the country, lhe banks who hold the firm's naDer believe thev will not sutler much, as it is double-named paper; mills7 drafts accepted by Lewis Bros. & Co. The owners of some of the mills which the firm represented have tele graphed that thev are all risht. Some of the weak mills mav be affected, however. The amount of the farm's paper held here is upward of $1,000,000. The largest amount held by one bank is $50,000. It is now believed that the indebtedness of Lewis Bros. & Co., to concerns in Provi dence. R. I.f will amount to fully $1,000,000, but all the firms deny that they will be compelled to assign. Other Failure. Providence, R. I., July 20. The Rich mond Paper Company suspended this morn ing. The company suspended some little time ago, and has been working under an extension, $300,000 new capital having been paid in, secured by mortgages, subject, however, to a first mortgage held by the Khodo Island Hospital lrust Company for $237,000. The company has had no rating with Bradstreet for some time. Their last statement showed assets of $t84,000, and lia bilities of 003,000. The plant is a magnifi cent one. Salem. Mass.. Julr 26. A voluntarv neti- tion iu insolvency was tiled to-day by Oli ver S. Roberts, of Lynn, proprietor of the t ranklm Trotting Park, at fcaugus. lhe liabilities are $03,502, of which $47,202 is un secured. PROHIBITION NOT POSSIBLE. Mr. Murphy Says Men Cannot Be Legislated So ber, but Can Be Induced to Quit Drinking. Chicago, July 20. Tho well-known total abstinence advocate, Thomas A. Murphy, is in the city. When asked to-day what he thought of the prohibition movement, which he has always opposed, Murphy said: "The prohibition cake is dough. I knew it would prove so, and hope they are begin ning to find out you can't legislate a man sober. Prohibition means free whisky, and that's all you can make of it. The idea of a prohibition law proving; effectual in Chicago,, for instance, is ridiculous. In a sparsely settled country, or in small towns, perhaps it could be made so, but never in the centers of population. I behevo a pro hibition law would simply tie our hands as to restrictive measures, and then, with pro hibition that did not prohibit, where would we bet" "What do you think of the submission of prohibition amendments in South Dakota?" "Are they going to do itf Well, they will carry them. They can do it out there, where the people are scattered, aud possibly when they are passed tho laws may actu ally prohibit; out I maintain that it is against all reason. Ouly think of it! Tell ing a man ho shall not produce an alcoholic beverage when the natural tendency of every fruit of the garden and orchard is toward fermentation. You can never pro hibit, but men can quit getting drunk if they will." TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. The New Hampshire Supreme Court has declared tho State law requiring license for the practice of medicine and dentistry un constitutional. The flour-mill deal did not materialize at Minneapolis yesterday, and tho option is now off. F. C. Pillsbury said yesterday that the expiration of the option did not cut off negotiations by any means. - Owing to the eflects of the storms and the low prices received, nearly one millton quart of cultivated blackberries will bo left to rot ou the vines at Laurel, Md., and in portions of Delaware bordering on the Maryland line. A house occupied by Mary Ann Graffam, near Sabattis, Me., was burned yesterday morning. Mrs. Graffam was seventy 3Tears old, lived alone, and her charred remains were found in the ruins, she having ap parently been burned to death in bed. Mary Ayers, a demented woman, about seventy years of age, who had engaged passage by the Hamburc steamer Augusta Victoria, which sailed Thursday, was yes terday taken in charge by the HoDokeu (N. J.) police. She is a woman of culture, and said her husband is proprietor and editor of the Los Angeles (Cal.) Herald. James M. McCall, of West Troy. N. Y., surrendered himself to the police of that village, yesterday afternoon, saying: "I have kicked my wife to death." The woman was found in her home lying in a pool of blood. She was about fifty-five vears old. The husband is fifty-seven years old. He says his head has been out of order for some time. The Chicago & Calumet Rolling-mills Company, with headquarters at Chicago. was incorporated yesterday with a capital 6tock of Sl.000.000. The incorporators are J. L. Pfau, Louis Pfau and George Camp bell. It is understood that the company will erect a largo rolling-mill at Calumet and make steel rails, and light tne combi nation of the Joliet Steel and North Chi cago Rolling-mill Companies. John R. Dnnn was sent to Sing Sing . nrison. vesterday to serve out a sentence of nine years and six months. Dnnn was found guilty of having induced Cashier Scott, of tho Manhattan Bank, New York, to steal $185,000. As soon as Dunn received the greater part of the steal he advised Scott to fly the country, subsequently tne cashier came back and appeared as a wit ness against Dunn. The house of Joseph Gordon, about five miles from Keesville, rf. Y., was visited by a tramp, yesterday, who demanded money from Gordons si xteen-y ear-old daughter. who was alone. On being 'told there was none in tho house, be choked her until sho was unconscious, and then set fire to the house. The girl returned to consciotisness just in time to crawl from under tho falling roof. . Two Murderers Hanged In Louisiana. Ray ville. La., July 26. Quite a crowd assembled around the jail here to-day, anxious to see the execution of Charles Sellers, who murdered Bunyan Adams, in Richland parish. At two o'clock the sheriff requested the Richland Rifles to appear upon the sceno to be in readiness in case of an cmertzencv. The military formed in line justioutsido the jaiUyard. When every thing was in readiness the deputy sherilF, leading the condemned man, ascended tne stairway leading to the gallows. Adjusting tho rope around the culprit's neck, tho otlicial asked hitn if he had anything to nay. Sellers replied, "No, I have said all I have to say." The drop fell at 3:30 and in fifteen minutes he was pronounced dead. Baton Rouge, La., July 20. Tom Bowl ing, colored, was executed in the jail-yard in thiscitv to-day, for the murder of Philip Walsh, white, lhe murderer and his vic tim were about the saint age nineteen years. Col. King' Answer to Sirs. Pillow. Memphis, July 26. Col. H. C. Kinu's an swer to Mrs. Pillow's cross-bill was tiled in the Chancery Courtto-day.Thecomplainant denies, absolutelv, emphatically and seri attnn. the several material allegations con tained in Mrs. Pillow's cross-bill, and un dertakes to explain that the deeds held by Mrs. Pillow wero obtained by fraud.' CoL King denies owing Mrs. Pillow a cent, but, on the contrary, strives to demonstrate that Mrs. Pillow has long been liv ing on his bounty, and is now largely iu his debt The answer relates with great wealth of detail tho history of complainants relations with Mrs. Pillow from the complainanta etaad-ipint. The bill concludes as follows: "When the complainant stepped into Mrs. Pillow's parlor in Memphis, in 1SS3, she was bank rupt, virtually a pauper. She has now all his property, worth $25,000, without ever having paid a cent for the same, obtained by fraud, deceit and falsehood and undue influence. The undue influence acquired over him by reason of the existence of the relations between them js shown by the letter of Mrs. Pillow herself." A YOUTHFUL PARRICIDE. An Eleven-Year-Old Boy Confessses to Killing Hi3 Father and Mother. Mason City. Ia., July 25. Wednesday night last, in Elk township, Clayton county, Wesley Elkins, about eleven years of age, murdered his father and step-mother. After committing the crime he took his infant sister in a carriage and drove four miles to the nearest neigh bor, reporting that he had discovered hia parents murdered and tied to preserve his own and his sister's life. Yesterday he confessed himself the parricide. To Judge Hatch, he related the story of the crime, ue naa naa some aimcnity with his father. The night of the murder he slept in the barn. Between 2 and S "o'clock he got up and went into the house and took down a rifle, which was hanging in the kitchen, loaded it, and went into the room where his father, mother and sister were sleeping. 4T placed the mnzzle of the rifle near my. father's head," he said, "and sent a bullet through his brain. This f nghtened my mother, and she arose, and knowing that I was discov ered, I went into tho kitchen, seized a club", went back into the bed-room and killed my mother. I staid around the house about thirty minutes, and then decided to arouse the neighbors. I took the baby from the bed where it had lain between its dead mother and father, took it into the adjoining bed-room, removed its blood-staiued clothing, and with it in my arms went to a neighbor's, and related the crime that had been com mitted, but shielded myself. I am guilty of the crime." MARINE NEWS. V A Vessel's Perilous Encounter with Numer ous and Towering Fields of Ice. , Philadelphia, Jnly 26. The bark Ivig tut, which arrived yesterday from Ivigtut, encountered a remarkably stormy and per ilous passage, occupying in all forty-eight day 8, during which forty-seven icebergs wore passed. She sailed on June 6, and on that day became fast, jammed in an ice pack: the area of which could not be de termined from aloft As far as the eye could reach nothing but a long waste of thickly packed ice could be seen. Little or no headway could be made. For seven long days and nights, amid great sufferings, the battle with the ice continued, and finally the craft found herself gliding through Clearwater once more. On the fol lowing day the thermometer gave indica tions of ice again, and it was but a short time until twenty-five tremendous glitter ing monsters loomed up in full view. On the 15th seventeen bergs, equally as large, were sighted, and on the lGth five wero seen. I avorable winds carried the Ivigtut beyond further obstructions of the kind. Steamship Arrivals. BiiZMERiiAVF.N", July 20. Arrived: Saale, from New York. Oueexstown, July 26. Arrived: Celtic and City of Chicago, from New York. New York. July 26. Arrived: Gellert and Columbia, from Hamburg, and Adri atic, from Liverpool. London, July 26. Sighted: Egyptian Monarch, from New York, for London; Her maun. from New York, for Antwerp; Roman, froinBoston, for Liverpool. What the President Is Dolnff at Deer Park Deer Park, Md July 26. President Har rison was called upon to-day to pardon an Indian woman who had been convicted of murder in Fort Smith, Ark. Sho was sen tenced to hang July 17, but she had been reprieved. After looking over tho papers with the Attorney-general, the Pres ident commuted her sentence to imprison ment for life, f ho President has reached no decision on other pardon cases that tho Attorney-general submitted to him. Judge ll. B. Brown, of Detroit, Mich., on his way to Virginia Springs, Mich., called on the President this morning. Another caller was H. S. Buudy, of Ohio. Tho .day was one of the gloomiest since tho President has been in tho mountains. He did not rest from work until late in the afternoon, when ho strolled over to Davis's bowling-alley and played a game of pool with Attorney-general Miller and Mr. Hal ford. Mrs. McKee took part' in the morning in a bowyug party given by Miss Cammack, of Baltimore. Wills of Deceased Millionaires Louisville, July 26. The will of George W. Norton, the millionaire banker, lately deceased, was admitted to probate to-day. It disposes of property valued at $5,000,000. luiaii muauj icu cstavc, louutcu iu zvt' II - tucky, Texas and Minnesota. After mak ing charitable bequests, including 5,000 to the Baptist Theological School, he divides the estate among seven heirs, his wife and their six children. His residence and homo property he gives to his wife. ' San Francisco, July 26. The will of Hiram Pearsons, who was drowned in the lake near Chicago, recently, was tiled for Erobate to-day. The estate is estimated to e worth over $3,000,000. Elliott J. Moore is appointed executor. The bulk of his property, which is in this Stat, is willed to relatives here. That portion of his property in Cook county Illinois, is bequeathed to T. C. Hill, of Western Springs, I1L, to bo used for charitable purposes. Cincinnati, July 26. Ahont 3 o'clock thin' morning the Cincinnati dry-dock t X a i prn nart. nf iha ntxr eantrhf. ?m ol otam consumed, together with a considerable reach SoO.ttXLupon which the insurance is aaiu to ue ?j,uju. xian an nour oeiore tne the huilding and says there was no tiro there. This gives reason to suspect arson. Topeka, Kan., July 26. A fire broke out in the attic of the Atchison, Topeka & a break in the water main a half hour's time was lost by the lire department, but 41ia 4ita xvo a firiallxr Tint, sirkf-. nff i f- Vinil M- V J At tl ' V - W MM I V A t llilA damaged tho building to the extent of $25, 000. The building was insured for $100,000. The Burke Extradition Case. Chicago, June 26. State's Attorney Longenecker to-day received a telegram from Assistant State's Attorney Baker, who is in inniDeir lookiuir after the State a in terests in the Burke extradition matter. Tho telegram, after speaking of the prog ress of the hearing for a writ of habeas corpus, concludes wnu tue words: "fctrau cers arrivintr." It was sueeested that nos- siblv Burke's friends were Catherine there with a view to rescuing him, either thero or on his way to this city, in case the Canadian authorities surrender him to the United States. Tho State's Attorney would express no opinion on the subject. The arguments in the habeas corpus pro ceedings brought by UurKe closed at Wm n ineir this afternoon, and the iudire an nounced that he would give a decision on Tuesday. A Missing Clnclnnatlan. Cincinnati, July 26. Dr. A. E. Jones, an old resident of this city, well known as a local historian, and an -enthusiast in mil itary matters, is mvstcriously missing from his home on Walnut hills. He left the bnnsft vesterdav afternoon without a coat- and his family thought he was only going to a neighbor's, but not the slightest clew has yet oeen iounu as 10 nis wuereaoouts. There are fears that he has become sud denly insane. Smith Claims the Championship Belt. New York, July. 26. The following ca blegram was receivcu nere to-day: London. July 26. Sullivan havinc refused Smith's challenee. Smith claims the championship belt, bmlth Is ready to light anybody lor the belt and 1,000 a eide. Atkinson. Asked for Much and Received little. Jackso'n, Tenn.. July 26. The jury in the $50,000 libel suit of the Rev. Frederick A. Howard against several members of his former congregation and three religious publications returned a verdict for the plaintiff', to-day, and assessed the damages at one, cent. IS Absolutely Pure. itrenrtb nl wboiMOTnenoM. More foonomical tnt with tho mulutnfle ot low-tew t. abort-wei tit alum or uuunuiiaui wniiBTn, wua onij m cans, udyai. BAKING POWDF.H CO- 106 Wall street N. V. TILE PRESIDENT'S KLfLK OF ACTION.3 A Mugwump Editor Graciously Pleased to Approve of the Rule. George "William Curtis, In Harper Magazine. une 01 tne rumors which have lately echoed through the press was tho state ment that the President had said that his rule of action was to please himself. The report was greeted in a manner which indi cated either that the remark was thought to bo monstrous in itself, or an extraordi nary expression of the spirit in which his otiicial duties were to ho performed. It was immediately announced, in a half indignant tone, that the President had not made the remark. Hut if he had made it. . , j j 1 , - wouiu it nave oeen iairiy open to censure, as if he had laid down a false rule of indi vidual conduct, or had totally miscon ceived tho obligations of his office? Whom should a man please iu his official . action if not himself! Who else should rightfully direct his decision when ho is in dividually responsible? There is no ques tion of discretion, of course, when he en gages specifically to do a certain thing. If it be the official duty of a sherilF to execute criminals legally condemned to death, a man who takes oath to discharge the duties of the office consciously engages to executo criminals as the law ordains, and he cannot refuse to do it because ho is op posed to capital pnnishment. If he be. bo opposed, he cannot honorably take tho of- uciai oatn, or 1 1, navmg nonoraoiy taKen it, his views change, he must resign tho of- hce. lint even in this case, whether, not objecting, he executes the law, or, object ing, resigns the office, he equally pleases himself. That is to say, he does as Lis con science commands. Tho official oath of the President is Gen eral, and does no require specitic acts. Ho must execute the office of President. But the manner of execution is left largely to his discretion, and if the law requires what, in his judgment, should not be done, he also must please himself by resigniug. The re mark attributed to tho President, however. did not involve these extreme cases. It meaut only that in the exercise of his dis cretion he should follow his own view and sense of duty after duly enlightening bis mind with tho views of others. And if there "be a sounder rule of conduct. it has not yet been revealed. Tho views of others, especially when they aro wise counselors, every sensioie man win weigh carefully; and when the interest is a common interest, as in the case of a partv 1 1 3 1 A , ! i jeauer anu ms nany, no -win consider ms duty with extreme deliberation. But. ex cept where there has been a specific and au thoritativo party expression, he must nec essarily judge for himself what is the party feeling. The prin ciple of action involved is uni versal. The assumption that a view is just and true because it is held by a great many people is fatal to human welfare. It is ho who sees further than other people who lorecasts the true path ot progress. Ucetbo was called a lioerator of hurnanitj' becauso ho fostered the spirit of 6elf-dependence, and discouraged tne habit of leaning upon tho majority; and no wiser or more Ameri can word was ever spoken in this country than that of the seer who said of the scholar to a company of scholars more than fifty years ago, "Let him not quit his belief that a pop-gun is a pop-gun, although tho ancient and honorable of tho earth affirm it to be the crack of doom." This was onlv another form of saying that you must please yourself. Aud what else is the sig- nihcance of the familiar words of fchak speare: xnis aoove an: to tamo own en ic true. And it must follow, as the nipht the day. Thou canst not then bo false to any man. Whatever the inventor of the report of the President's remark mav have intended- he put into the President's mouth an ap proval of the highest rule ot conduct, let it is barely possible that a man might not be elected President of whom it was uni versally believed that he would please him self in his official action. If. however, bucU t a man were elected, and his action were ' conformed to that rule, his hold upon tho Eunuc neart auu puuno commence, wouiu. e so strong that it would have the effect of a political revelation. It would rot be. however, without precedent in our history. It was became Washington's beneficent career had illustrated his absolute hdelity to that rule, and because of the universal conviction that nothing could disturb it. that he was borne by the hearts as well as by the votes of the people into the pres idency. lho disposition of public men to fawn upon tho mob under rrcten 6e of revcrenc- iug the people, tho tone of a former candi date for the presidency iu enyinc that ho had ceased to be himself and was merged in the platform, are not 6ignsof a vigorous and manly political life, but of a servilo adulation like that which crawls upon its belly before some puuy king of iSiaiiu Tho protest against an alleged remark of tho President that in his official conduct ho should please himself, that is to say, seek tho satisfaction which springs from tho conscientious discharge of duty a protest which implied that such a remark was proof of au undue sense 01 personal im portance was really censure of a remark which in its true spirit every President might well make the rule of bis official con- conduct. Ml ft Drexel' Contribution to tho NegToe. Philadelphia, July 26. Miss Kate Drexel, of this city, who recently entered a convent at Pittsburg, lias gratilied a long cherished wish of Archbishop Kyan for the establishment of a church and school for negroes of the Catholic faith by tho gift of a sufficient amount to build such an institution, and making provinion for the support f it. Kev. Father MclK'rmott. who has ji;si established a church for the colored Catholics of Pittsburg, is ex pected to arrive in this City within a day or two, and between himself, the Arch bishop and Miss Drexel. who will como to ' this city for tho purpose, there will be a conference to decide upon and arrange tho details. , - Tounded Each Other for Six Rounds. Chicago, July 2a Guy C. Crevy and J. B.Williams, local heavy-weights, fought six bruising rounds in a barn near this city this morning, iu the presence of lr0 sports, for a purse of 200. After the first round it was plain that Crew was the better man, aud he pounded Williams all over the ring, pursuing the rushing tactics of Millivan, At the beginning of the fourth round ill iams was a pitablo object, but fie pluckily stood up until tho sixth round, when a ter rific right-hander put him to sleep. Tho victor was also badly punished. Henry S. Ives Remanded to JalL New York. July 20. Henry S. Ives, who was brought down from Lud low-street Jail on a writ of habeas corpus, was iu the Su preme Court chambers to-day. Judge In irraham, after listening to the arguments in . tn disntiAsed tho writ if t) n. corpus, and remanded the prisoner to Lud-low-street Jail. Tho motion was for tho dismissal of the criminal indictments against Ives, nine in number. Tho court said, in dismissing the writ, that it could not consider such a motion while the pris oner was locked up under an order of arrest on civil proceedings. Veni, VirvidTl'Ma liTruoof Hall'i Hair Keuewer, for it is the great conqueror of gray or faded hair, making it look th taxacjcYcn color olyouii