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Brutal Harder of a Colored Berber by Three
KnfSans at RlonntsTille, Ind.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
New Castle, Ind., Feb. a News of a
brutal murder, committed in tho northeast
ern part of this county yesterday evening,
reached this city to-day, 'when the coroner
was sent for to investigate it. Eli Ladd, a
colored barber of Mooreland, this county,
-went to Blountsville yesterday and got
drunk, raised a disturbance and was stoned
out of town by a mob headed by tho man
he bought his liquor of. In the evening
lie -went back armed with a shot
gun. aDd swearing vengeance on the town.
William and Henry Rozell and John P.
Smith were waiting for him, armed with a
Winchester, and when Ladd appeared'
started after him. Ladd tied, and took ref
uge in the house of an old colored woman,
from which he was finally dislodged. He then
ran to the country, followed by the three
men, who tired over a dozen shots at him.
After running a mile, Ladd fell dead from
his wounds. The coroner has not returned
his verdict, and no arrests have been made.
Blountsville is remote from a railroad or
telegraph station, and full details cannot
be obtained. The parties were all bad
The Journal correspondent at Muncie
wires the following account: "Last even
ing, at 4 o'clock, Eli Ladd, a colored resi
dent at Moreland. southeast of this city,
went in tho drug store of William Rozell,
at Blountsville, where he engaged in a
difficulty with the proprietor, who made
him go out of his store. On leaving. Ladd
said he guessed he would eo home, gctsome
guns, come back, and clean some white
hearted devils out of the town. Kozell
closed the store, and soon gathered a posse
of a dozen citizens, who, with loaded re
volvers, lay in wait for Ladd's return. Boon
they espied him coming down Main street,
with a revolver in each hand and a gnn
strapped on his back. On nearing the men
some one opened fire, and all parties joined
in. Ladd started to run backward, all
the time sending bulIetH at his
persners thick and fast, until his ammuni
tion was gone, but not until Jack Davis,
one of the pursuers, was brought to the
ground with a bullet in his leg, which
caused the men all to stop, with the excep
tion of Charles Luke and Charles Smelser,
who followed Ladd until they saw him
drop dead in the road, nearly a mile from
town, when they returned unhurt. The
corpse lay for some time, until an investi
gation wan made, which showed he had sir
bullets in his body, one of which had en
tered his neck, under his chin.
"Some of those connected with the posse
were Wm. Kozoll and brother. John I.
Smith. Charles Lnke, Jack Davis and
Charles Smelter, all reputable citizens,
who will, no doubt, be arrested, and made
to answer in the Henry county court, in
which county tho affair happened. Ladd
was a single man, thirty years of age."
General Hunt for a Lost Boy.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Peru, Ind., Feb. 8. SheriiT Rhinebarger,
of this county, has been making all arrange
ments for a general call of citizens Sunday,
the Oth inst, to search the county
throroughly west of this city in the hopes
of ascertaining, if possible, some clew rel
ative to the mysterious disappearance of
young Willie AtFelder, the son of wealthy
parents, in this city, who so mysteriously
disappeared early in January. Since that
time, notwithstanding the most diligent
search, and employment of all means possi
ble), nothing has been heard of the lad. Tho
last6eenof him was while playing with an
other lad abont one mile west of the city,
who says young Anelder left him, presum
ably to purchase additional cartridges for
a pistol which they were playing with. As
usual, clariroyants have come forward
with gratuitous advice, but this, as other
diligent searchers, employment of detect
ives and other means, have failed.
Successful Toultry Exhibition.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Peru, Inch. Feb. a A three-days' session
of the Miami County Poultry and Breeding
Association and exhibit closed to-day. It
was their first meeting, and was a success
in interest, attendance and receipts, far
exceeding the hopes of the projectors.
There were over 200 line fancy fowls pres
ent, the aggregate cash value of which ex
ceeded (2,0U0. John W. Champ, of Macy,
had the largest and finest exhibit from the
county, while J. S. Kreider. of Logansport
the finest outside the county. Premiums
were not given, but points were scored by
(ieorge Gordon, judge, from Fort Wayne.
A permanent organization will be effected
the following week, entry made into the
Indiana association, and an exhibition
given this summer, with largo prizes, and
open to Indiana and adjoining States.
Gas at Danville, I1L
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Danville, I1L, Feb. a Natural gas was
struck to-day on the farm of W. IL Henry,
five miles north of this city. The well has
given a large and continuous flow since the
To create an appetite and give tone to the dl
;wUts apparfttuj, uas Ajef i barsaanila,
WHY LORD DERBY RESIGNED
Strange Story Told by a Member of tho
Russian Legation at Washington.
in Incident tb&t Brought About the Resigna
tion of England's Foreign Secretary and
Lifted Lord Salisbury Into Power.
to Serve the Purpose of Eussia.
Truckling Spirit Exhibited bj Congressman
Pendleton of West Virginia in Trying to
Carry Favor with Republicans.
Staff Correspondence of the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, Feb. 7. Extradition trea
ties aro receiving much attention at the
bands of the Senate. England is trying to
have a treaty ratified which will enable her
to extradite her Fenians, and in connection
with it we are attempting to get a treaty
with England which will enable us to call
back our bauk cashiers from Canada.
There is also pending a treaty with Russia
which the white Czar wants ratified, so
that he can break up the haven which this
country allorda for his Nihilists. While
every law-abiding citizen of the United
States is opposed to acts of violence against
the crowned heads of all countries, there is
great opposition to both the Russian and
English treaties, becanso it takes out of the
hands of the oppressed the last weapon
which can be used in the struggle for new
forms of government. The prospects are
that both of these treaties will remain for
some time unratified.
The friends of the Irish in the Senate
would very gladly ratify the English
treaty, so as to give back her runaway de
faulters, if it were not for the fact that
England could take from this country all
Irish conspirators who are struggling for
home rule in Ireland. It would be a death
blow to politicians catering for the Irish
vote to put a stop to the home-rule move
ment. There is not so much sympathy enter
tained here for the people who are strug
gling to get a new form of government in
Russia, because there is very little relation
between the United States and the Russian
empire. There is simply a general sympa
thy for the general subject of a constitu
tional form of government. Speaking
abont the Russian treaty and the principle
involved in the treaty. I am reminded or a
very good story which was recently told
me oy a native connected with the Russian
legation. It illustrates the remarkable de
tective qualities of the officers of the Rus
sian army and navy, and shows how an im
portant movement in war strategy was
made by the use of detective ability on a
social occasion. In 1870, during the Russian-Turkish
war. the sympathies of the
English government were on the part of
the enemies of Russia. At that time there
were in England two rival chiefs, namely;
the famous Disraeli, Lord Beaconslield. and
the "grand old man," Mr. Gladstone. The
former was in power, and the latter was
striving to oust him out of power. Lord
Beacon afield sounded the key-note
throughout Great Britain that through
the successes of the Russian arms
in the Balkans the British interests
were in danger, whilo, on tho other hand,
the grand old man made speeches that
"the Turks mnst go, bag and baggage, out
of Europe." Each and every success of the
Russian arms in Turkey so alarmed the
Tory government that it was resolved at
last in a Cabinet meeting to aid the Turk
ish government in arresting the victorious
Russians from marching on Constantinople,
and negotiations were opened with the
Tmkish government for that purpose.
This came to the ears of the famous Connt
Schonvaloff. the then Russian embassador
to the Court of St. James, who was deter
mined, in order to find out more fully of
the nefarious design of England on Russia,
to give a quiet dinner party in honor of the
English Foreign Secretary, Lord Derby.
Invitations were accordingly sent
out, and the Earl of Derby ac
cepted the same. Here follows the
strange story. Count Schouvalotf, the
Russian embassador, set out a table at that
dinner party in a superb manner, the plates
and other accessories of the costliest value.
Lord Derby, being the gnest of honor, sat
at the right of the Russian embassador.
During the repast Derby, who is well
known as a kleptomaniac, helped himself
to the costliest spoons, salt cellars, etc.
This was observed by the steward, who,
with amazement, informed the Russian
embassador. He . said that tho Foreign
Minister, his guest, had stolen some of the
best ware from the table.
"Hold on saidCouut Schonvaloff, "don't
say anything; keep quiet, for we have
bagged the enemy."
The dinner was over, finally, and the
party retired to an adjoining room for tho
purpose of smoking. Count Schouvaloff in
quired of Lord Derby of the truth of the
report that the English government was
going to send a fleet to the Bosphorus for
the purpose of arresting the forward move
ments of the victorious Russian army in
the Balkans and aiding tie Turk. Natur
ally, the English Foreign Secretary had
little to say on the subject.
On the departure of Lord Derby the Rus
sian embassador escorted him to his car
riage. While opening the door of the car
riage the Russian embassador was ap
proached by the steward, who whispered
something into the former's ear. The
embassador immediately turned around to
Lord Derby and said: "My Lord, some
thing dreadful has happened, so the stew
ard informs me. and your Lordship's atten
tion will be called for a few minutes to the
ante-room." Lord Derby acquiesced, and
upon his arrival there was confronted by
the steward, and charged directly with the
theft of small gold spoons and salt-cellars
studded with gems.
"What!" exclaimed Lord Derby to the
steward, "how dare you insinuate this
against my person?"
In reply the steward said; "I have
seen you put the gold spoons in your
trowsers pocket, and tho salt-cellars in
your dress-coat pocket. I am responsible
for these costly plates, hence I watched
you closely. Please hand them out of your
"Villain!" exclaimed Lord Derby: "search
me, and your falsehood will be branded,
and for that insult yon will pay dearly."
Mdare not," replied the steward, "put
my hands on your Excellency's person; but
pray do it yourself."
"I will," said Lord Derby; and putting
his hands into his pocket, so unconscious
was he of his kleptomaniac propensities, he
drew forth the gold spoons and salt-cellars.
In a complacent manner he handed them to
the steward as if nothing had happened.
"Hold," said Count Schouvaloff: "it
proves to me that your Excellency abused
my hospitality as a host and committed a
I gioss outrage on society as well as against
my person. 1 will have to send lor the po
lice, and haveyour Lordship arrested. n
"No," replied Lord Derby, "do not dis
grace me and my oflicial position."
"Well." said the Count, calculatingly,
"it can only be done if your Lordship will
promise me on the honor of a Minister to
her Majesty the Queen, that you as a For
eign Minister, who has the greatest voico
in the Cabinet, will oppose the sending of
the English fleet to tho Bosphorus in order
to hamper Russia."
To this Lord Derby assented; and, true to
his promise, he opposed the proposition of
sending the fleet to the Bosphorus, and on
that account be had to resign his office,
and Lord Salisbury, the present Premier of
England, was put in his place. This is the
reason whv Lord Derby left the Conserva
tive party and joined the Liberal party.
The next election case that will be taken
up is the Atkinson-Pendleton contest, an
other one from West Virginia, Mr. Pcndle-
ton will be unseated, without any trouble
whatever. Indeed, Mr. Crisp, who is tho
leader of the Democrats in all election con
tests, is finding it a difficult thing to find
any Democrat on tho election committee
who will consent to speak for the contested.
Mr. Pendleton, from a Democratio stand
point, or indeed from the stand-point of
any party morality, has been playing a
very small game. Dnring all the world's
fair votes, Mr. Pendleton coquetted with
tho Chicago men in the hope of obtaining
the vote of the Repnblican members from
Illinois in his contest. He even advised
Jackson, his colleague, "to be smart, and
Slay the Illinois crowd" as he expressed it.
r. Jackson scorned the contemptible
proposition and voted with the friends of
But the paltriest piece of business, from
a party stand-point, this person Pendleton
Serfonoed on last Thursday, at Vice-presi-ent
Morton's first "at home." It is stated
by two thoroughly reputable witnesses
that Mr. Pendleton elbowed his way through
the crush to Speaker Reed, and, shaking
him by tho hand, congratulated him on his
conduct that day. "There are many of us
young Democrats," ho said, "who admire
you, and would be very glad to support
yon in the tight, but the old men make us
Mr. Reed despises party trickery, and
recognizing Mr. Pendleton's despicable at
tempt to curry favor, turned away from
him without deigniug a reply. The story
became known, and Mr. Wilson, the leader
of the West Virginia delegation, was noti
fied in a quiet way that "young Mr. Pen
dleton needed looking after." He will bo
unseated; but there is a general feeling
among both Democrats and Republicans
that a firm grasp on the cull of the Pendle
ton collar, together with a handful of tho
looseness of the Pendleton trousers, would
be the most worthy way to lire him out of
the House of Representatives.
Perry 8. Heatil
THE LEBANON MURDER MYSTERY.
Son of a Prominent Farmer Arrested for the
Killing of George Purdy in 1SS8.
Lebanon, Ind., Feb. 8. Charles Miller,
son of a prominent farmer, was arrested for
murder here last evening. The victim of
the alleged murderer was George Purdy,
who was shot one mile north of this place
in October, 1SS8. Purdy, in company with
two other persons, was returning home
from a Republican rally tho night of Oct.
21, and was shouting for ono of tho presi
dential candidates. As soon as he shouted
a buggy .drove rapidly past the one that he
was in, and just as it passed him a shot was
fired, which struck young Purdy in the
lower part of his body. He expired almost
immediately. Great excitement prevailed
at the time of the killing. A large reward
was o tie red for the apprehension of the
murderer, and the grand jury since has de
voted nearly all of their attention to the
case, but no light could bo thrown on the
subject. Last Monday a detective took the
matter up, and yesterday arrested Miller.
The Journal correspondent called at the
; ail this morning to interview Charles Mil
er, who is held for the murder of George
?urdy. He had nothing to say, except that
le was not guilty of the charge. Ho said
hat ho was not aware upon what grounds
he charges wore based, but admitted that
10 had gone over a part of the road where
;he killing was done. Since tho arrest of
Miller it is rumored that a few days pre
vious to the night of the murder Purdy had
insulted a girl whom Miller was courting,
and it was for this reason that the fatal
6hot was fired.
THE MOLL IE MAGDIRES.
Reasons for Believing that This Murderous
Organization Has Been Revived.
PncENtxviLLE, Pa., Feb. 8. That the no
torious organization known as the Mollie
Maguires is still in existence is believed by
the authorities of Chester county, who
have reason to suspect that Patrick Hag
ney, the special officer of the Philadelphia
& Reading railroad, who was 6hot last
Sunday morning, in this town, was mur
dored at tho instigation of that society.
The Reading company has officers working
on the clew which, it is thought, may lead
to the unearthing of the famous organiza
tion which infested tho Pennsylvania coal
regions a few years ago. or at least result
in the discovery of a society formed for
similar purposes. When Chief of Police
Joseph Moore, of Phcenixville, began an in
vestigation of the circumstances connected
with the shooting of Hagney he found a
large piece of paper tacked to a wheel
barrow a few feet away from the spot
where the murdered man had been stand
ing when he was shot. On the paper, in
large letters, were the words: "Death to
traitors," and also a statement to the ef
fect that the Mollie Maguires always re
moved their enemies, even if murder had
to be resorted to. It also stated that when
the opportunity was presented two local
policemen, named Dennis Kelly and John
Kane, w ould share the same fate as Hag
ney. The letter was signed "Jack, the
Ripper." This paper is now in tho posses
sion of Adolphus Bauzaro, the chief en
gineer, and once president of the Phccnix
NOVEL SUIT DISMISSED.
An Express Company Fails to Collect $14,000
from an Employe for a Lest Package.
Chicago, Feb. S. Judge Gresham to-day
dismissed the suit of Thomas Piatt, presi
dent of the United States Express Com
pany, against Sherman B. Chapman for
$14, OCa The suit is a noted one. Chapman
was employed by the express company at
Ottawa. 111., and in the course of his duties
came into possession of a package contain
ing SH.000 in currency. Before Chapman
had delivered the money to the consignee,
he says, he was held up and robbed. An
investigation was at once made by the com
pany, which had to make the loss good to
the owners of the money, and at the end of
a rigorous examination Chapman was made
defendant in a suit for 514,000. bronght by
the express company in the federal court.
Judgment was rendered for the plaintiffs
and Chapman was lodged in jail, where, for
a long time, the company regularly paid
his board. He secured his release finally
on a technicality. In the meantime his
lawyers had appealed to the United States
Supreme Court, which reversed the decision
of the federal court and remanded the case.
When the matter was reached by Judge
Greeham, to-daj, the attorneys for the ex-
1ress company entered a motion to bo sl
owed to amend the declaration. The
motion was denied, and on motion of Chap
man's attorney Judge Gresham dismissed
the case. Chapman has pending in the
State courts a heavy suit for damages
against the express company and itsotlicers
for false arrest and imprisonment.
Gen. Sherman's Seventieth Anniversary.
New York, Feb. 8. General Wm. T.
Sherman celebrated the seventieth anni
versary of his birthday this evening at his
home by entertaining at dinner Senator
John Sherman, Chauncey M. Depew, Gen.
Thos. Ewing, superintendent of West
Point, Mayor Grant. Mayor Chapinl of
Brooklyn, Angnstin Daily, J. W. Piuchot,
Logan C. Murray and John J. Knox. Gen.
Sherman was in the best of health and re
ceived numerous dispatches and letters
containing tho congratulations of his
Minister Changes Ills Mind.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Feb. 8. Rev. James
S. Alnslie, of Ogdensburg, N. Y., who had
accepted a call from the Congregational
Church, of this city, has been induced by his
present congregation to remain in Ogdens
burg. Rev. Ainslie is a brilliant pulpit or
ator, and his withdrawal has caused much
rcgTet among church people here, who had
become greatly attached to him,
KAISER WILLIAM'S SCHEMES
His Rescripts on the Socialistic Question
Regarded with Much Skepticism.
A Prevailing Opinion that Even if an Inter
national Conference Was Held It Would
Result in Little Benefit to Workers.
Tho Young French Pretender to Bo Tried
.for Violating the Decree of Exile.
France In Need of Money to Support Her Im
mense Army The Coming Session of Eng
land's Parliament 0'SLea's Divon e Suit
THE KAISER'S RESCRIPTS.
Decrees Which Are Expected to Produce Lit
tle Good to the Working Classes.
Copyright, 1& bj the Netr York Associated Press.
Berlin. Feb. 8. Opinion inclines to the
view that the Emperor's socialistic propo
sitions will never lead to any practical re
sult, and the more closely the rescripts are
examined the more the skepticism grows.
It is already recognized as altogether im
probable that the European powers, if ever
invited, will assent to take part in such an
international conference as that upon
which the Emperor addresses Bismarck in
his first rescript England, France, Bel
gium and Switzerland are named by the
Emperor as involved in his schemes, but this
use of the names of those states has been
made without any understanding with any
one of them. His Majesty, in fact, only
uays that he desires that the embassadors
of those nations be sounded on the subject,
but he does not even direct the opening of
a negotiation, and, in fact, none has been
opened. Not a single step has boen taken
toward learning whether those powers ap
prove of such a conference. It has been
published that Switzerland accepts the
project, but this is apparently an infer
ence based upon the fact that
Switzerland herself formerly endeavored
to initiate such a proceeding.
The report is not based upon the
existence of any official document. It may
be also a misunderstanding, the Swiss con
vention actually to bo held being confused
with the conference of William's scheme.
On the contrary tht probabilities point
to the summary refusal of tho powers to
join in the scheme, if even they are ever in
vited. The Marquis of Salisbury declined
the Swiss invitation to tho labor confer
ence. It does not follow that be would re
fuse an invitation from the Emperor of
Germany because he refused one from the
Helvetian republic, but it indicates
at leant that in Downing street
just now they do not take kindly
to political moonshine. Tho French press,
as a whole, treats the mere idea of the con
ference as an insult. The Swiss, even, do
not seem to like the notion that the movo
may interfere with their convention, to be
held in May. and are exclaiming against
any such interference.
The obvious futility of the general propo
sitions touched in the rescripts has led to
the report that the conference will ignore
tho subject of minimum wages and limit
itself to the consideration of the industrial
employment of women and children, tho
economic and other aspects of Sunday
labor, and the eight hours for a day move
ment. There is no uuthority for this re
port, which implied iiiat tho project of the
rescripts has got to a point where a regular
programme has been drawn up. This
is not the fact. But even if
the scheme should get this far and
be restricted as thus suggested, it is consid
ered that no practicablo end could be
reached. If auy important fact is to flow
from these decrees, it will be from that
part of them which proposes internal
changes, now labor legislation and the re
form of the relations existing between em
ployers and workers.
Tho effect of the decrees upon tho elector
al canvass is that they actually tend to
help the Socialist party. This is a sur
prise, because at the firrt moment it did
not look that way. Indeed, tbe theory
that tbe decrees were placed as a great
stroke in the game lor votes seemed
to be confirmed by the stag-
Scring effect they had " at the
rst moment upon the Socialist propagan
da, for they seemed to make socialism it
self unnecessary. But the sober second
thought is to tbe effect that the decrees
are an imperial recognition that socialism
is right and wise and that what it proposes
is necessary for the county and thereupon
Eeoplo say: "If this is what we need, it is
ettertohave this great reform carried
out by its friends, and why should we now
abandon them to put the good cause into
the hands of those who, hitherto, have al
ways been its enemies!"
Since the publication of the decrees, the
Socialist central committee has increased
tho number of its candidates, and now
contests 210 districts. The campaign, all
worked by this committee from Berlin, is a
display of marvelous activity, energy and
intelligence. Through its perfect organi
zation an abundant supply of money has
been provided, and the richer districts
assist tho poorer. Many contributions of
money have been received from outside of
Germany, and the largest of these are
from America. Many workingmen are can
didates in the coal regions.
Will Adopt m Protective Tariff to Raise
Money Tier Great and Costly Army.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
London, Feb. 8. The statement on Thurs
day, before the budget committee, of M.
Rouvier, the French Minister of Finance,
regarding France's financial difficulties, in
which he urged that new methods be found
to increase the receipts of the government,
means the adoption of a high protective
tariff to raise funds to meet the
continually-increasing expenditures for the
army and navy. France, with a national
debt already far larger than the British
empire, still goes on increasing her military
organization and her navy. Germany,
wedged in between France and Russia, has
to look both ways for possible danger.
Hence, the expenditures for her navy arma
ments, which press solely upon the nation,
are from patriotic motives, willingly borne
by the mass of the people. Yet France,
with a population 9,000.000 les than
her neighbor, has for years past had
a larger army by 22,000 men on
a peace footing than Germany. By
tbe recently-passed army law France now
adds another 60,000 to her military estab
lishment on a peace looting. In artillery
France has also hitherto been ahead of
Germany. There were 421 French field bat
teries against Germany's 801. By a recent
addition this French armament has been
further increased to 480 field batteries.
France has sreat resources in the fertility of
her soil and in the industry more espe
cially of her rnrai population, still her
financial condition is gradually becoming
one of ruin.
The Queen's Speech and Coming Station of
Parliament A Possible Dissolution.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
London, Feb. 8. Parliament opens on
Tuesday, and already most of the members
have arrived in London. In the discus
sions at the various clubs to-day the prob
able contents of the Queen's speech seems
to be almost wholly neglected, while much
talk is heard on all sides regarding the pos
sibilities of an early dissolution. At the
Carlon Club it is said that an entire pro
gramme for Ireland will bet exhibited in
the Queen's speech, it being understood
that the reference to Irish local lovernment
will be made without as y canoua istsatioa
to submit a uill to Parliament The speech
will overflow with good intentions towards
Ireland. This form of programme
was adopted at tho instance of minis
terialists who think the events of
the session may possibly lead up to a disso
lution, in which case, it is contended that
it would bo greatly to their advantage if
they were in a position to point to promises
of this sort. The balance of Tory opinion
is, unquestionably, in favor of holding on
throughout the life of his Parliament but
it is admitted to be wise to make up a case
for dissolution, if such a proceeding should
promise advantage to the party. As to that,
however, nothiug will be decided upon
until the report of the special commission
is before the public, and Mr. Goschen has
unfolded his budget, and Mr, Balfour has
explained his land-purchase bill, with all
its delusive pretensions of finality.
THE DUKE OF ORLEANS.
He Will Be Tried for Violating the Law Ban
ishing Pretenders to the Throne.
Paris, Feb. 8. The Duke of Orleans, who
was arrested yesterday in this city, for
violating the decree of exile issued against
the members of his family, occupies a com
fortable apartment in the Couciergerie
Prison. The Duchess De Chartres and
Princess Margaurette, his aunt and cousin.
respectively, and other friends will be per
mitted to visit him. M. Constans. Minister
of tho Interior, has given orders that he be
treated with distinction. The Monarchist
members of the Chamber of Deputies have
decided to interpallate tho government
as to its reasons for imprison
ing tbe Duke. The RepnbliaueFrancaise.in
commenting on the arrest of the Duke,
points out tbat the expulsion law imposes
a penalty of from two to five years im
prisonment upon the head or direct heir of
any family that has reigned in France who
violates its provisions.
At a meeting of the Cabinet to-day it was
decided to strictly enforce the provisions of
tbe expulsion law against the young Duke,
lho Duke w:is then taken before the
tribunal of the Seine, where tie waa charged
with flagrant violation of the law banish
ing from France pretenders to the throne.
In reply to the charge he said he returned
to trance to perform his military duties.
He asked for an adjournment of the case,
in order to allow him to instruct his coun
sel. The court thereupon adjourned tho
hearing until Wednesday .next.
At tbe conclusion of. the judicial inquiry
M. Constans will reply to the Monarchist
interpellation in tho Chamber of Depu
ties. He will state that tbe government
merely executed the law, the provisions of
which are precise. He will explain to the
Chamber that Article 4 of the law of exile
enacts that no member of the Orleans fam
ily shall enter the army. It does not men
tion tho grade from which thoy are de
barred, and the Cabinet will, therefore,
not admit the argument of the Duke that
he could join the army as a private.
The Duke of Orleans has written a letter
to President Carnot appealing for permis
sion to serve his country. The letter is
written in the slightly injured tone of one
who is surprised that others do not do
justice to the purity of his motives. Ho
expresses lus contidence tbat every trench
man who loves the tri-color will approve
his conduct, and he ventures to think that
he has no reason to fear the judgment of
Carnot'8 own conscience. He then proceeds:
"Since yon are so justly proud of your great
and patriotic ancestor, yon can hardly
be surprised at my invoking the memory of
tho many princes, my ancestors, who died
for France on the field of battle, nor that,
as one of tho descendants of Henry IV, 1 ask
to become a common soldier. I beg yon, Mon
sieur le President, to accept the assurance
of my esteem."
The Republican majority in the Chamber
approves the attitude the government has
taken in deciding upon a simple enforce
ment of the Taw. The Left looks
upon the Duke's act as a mere boyish esca
pade, and holds that ho shall be tried and
sentenced, to assert the majesty of the law,
but that after sentence he should be par
doned, and sent out of France. Thus tho
law would bo upheld, and there would be
no royal victims of Republican persecution.
The Riant has abandoned the intention to
nterpellato the government.
O'SIIEA'S DIVORCE CASE.
The Captain's Reasons for Making Mr. Par
liell a Co-Respondent in the Suit.
London, Feb. 8. Captain O'Shea has
emerged from behind the wall of silence re
garding the grounds for his suit for divorce
against his wife, and has permitted some of
his intimate friends to hear his story from
his own lips. Six months ago, he says, the
conduct of his wife and her paramour be
came so flagrant that he was compelled to
interfere and exact from Mrs. O'Shea a
promise that she would not see Mr. Parnell
again. Relying upon the sincerity of this
promise, he gave himself no further uneasi
ness until he made' the discovery that
the promise had not been kept on Dec 20.
A few months subsequent to the foregoing
understanding with" Mrs. O'Shea, her son
paid her an unexpected visit at her apart
ments in London. Being aware of the
Sroniise she had made to his father, young
'Shea was astounded to find in his moth
er's apartments wearing apparel and other
articles belonging to Mr. Parnell. which
the lady had evidently not taken time to
conceal. Young O'Shea began pitching
the effects of the Irish leader out of the
window in a most unceremonious manner,
and was stopped by his mother, between
whom and her son there ensued a painful
scene of crimination and defiance. The son
promptly informed his father o his discov
ery, and the latter then, thor. ;hly con
vinced of the hopelessness of hit life's in
fatuation, began the legal proceedings
which are soon to bo tried in the courts.
BRAZIL'S RELIGIOC3 BODIES.
Decree Separating Church and State
Priests Will Be Paid Their Salaries.
Rio de Janeiro, Jan. 15. The following
is the decree, dated Jan. 7, for the separa
tion of church and state:
Article. Both tbe federal and State authori
ties are prohibited from making laws or regu
lations, or performing administrative acts for
the establishment or prohibition of any relhrion.
and for making distinctions on account of re-
lliiousand philosophical beliefs and opinions
between inhabitants c f this country of services
whose cost is defrayed by the publio treasury.
Art. 2. All religious denominations have
equally tbe right to liberty of worship and of
governing themselves In accordance with tho re
spective creeds without being disturbed In the
private acts pertaining to tbe exercise of this
Art. 3. The liberty hereby instituted embraces
not only individuals in their individual acts, but
also churches, aasociatioDs, and institutes to
which they are united, to all of which belongs
the rljrht to organize and maintain their corpor
ate existence without interference of the gov
ernment, in conformity with their respective
creeda and discipline.
Art. 4. Patronage, with all of Its Institutions
and prerogatives, is hereby abolished.
Art. 5. The legal capacity of churches and
religious denominations to acquire and hold
property is hereby recognized within tbe limits
of the laws relating to mortmain, and they ehall
be maintained In the possession of their present
property, including their places of worship.
Art. H. The general government will main
tain the salaries now paid to the prieats and
other functionaries of tho Cathcllo Church and
for one year will continue to give state aid to the
reliffiou seminaries; and every State in at liberty
to maintain clergymen of this and other churches
In any manner not conflicting with the provis
ions of the preceding articles.
GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS,
Coming Demonstration That la Causing Un
easiness Among Spanish Monarchists.
London, Feb. a The Spanish authori
ties are decidedly uneasy over the possible
character of the demonstration at the mass
meeting called at Madrid for Tuesday next
The 11th of February is the anniver
sary of the abdication of Amadeus,
the recently deceased Duke of
Aosta, and the inauguration of the
short-lived republic, a form of
government which failed, Spanish theorists
say, because it was too tender-hearted to
punish the enemies who were openlv plot
ting its destruction. Many think the an
nounced gathering will mark an important
era in Spanish history. An Iberian republic,
somewhat after the modtl of the United
tOwrtoasl a fcecond Page.)
WILL FIGIIT A REDUCTION
Western Beet Interests May Defeat the
Lowering of tho Tariff on Sugar.
A Nebraska Refiner's Argument on the Subject ,
and His Views on Indiana as a Suitable
State for Developing the Industry.
Intolerant Georgia Bourbons Threaten
to Kill a Republican Tostmaster.
Prompt Action Taken by the Government to
Afford Rim Protection Demands of riate
Printers Receptions at the Capital
THE DUTY ON SUGAR.
Western Beet-Growers Will Make a Strong
Effort to Prevent a Reduction. .
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, Feb. 8. A very strong
effort is being made to prevent a reduction
of the present duty on sugar. Several gen
tlemen who are interested in the manufact
ure of beet sugar in this country aro here
in person or have representatives in Wash
ington for the purpose of urging the com
mittee on ways and means to maintain for
the present the duty on sugar, so that the
beet-sugar industry may get a foothold in
the United States. It is expected that tho
tariff bill will be completed within four or
five weeks, so there is not very much time
for work on this subject The committee is
inclined to report iu favor of a reduction of
the duty. Mr. Henry T. Oxnard. who is
establishing a large beet-sugar industry at
Grand Island, Neb., and who recently made
an argument before tbe committee on ways
and means in opposition to the reduction of
the duty on sugar, arrived in Washington
this afternoon for the purpose of further
impressing his views upon Congress. He
says that if the present duty is maintained
a few years longer the beet-sugar in
dustry will be sufficiently large in the
United States to mere than supply the
home market He says a bounty will not
be satisfactory because it will not be sta
ble. The members of tho House from Ne
braska, Kansas and some other States
which are entering upon the culture of su
gar beets are reported to be solid against
any redaction of the present duty on sugar,
and it is very doubtful, in view of tho
showing which Mr. Oxnard makes and tho
premises he has put forth in the way of tho
development of our sugar industry, wheth
er there could be any chance made of the
duty imposed upon sugar, even though tho
committee on ways and means should rec
In conversation, this evening, with the
Journal correspondent Mr. Oxnard said of
prospects of Indiana in tho way of sugar
production, "The soil in Indiaua is splen
didly edapted for the production of beet
sugar; as well suited as Nebraska. Kansas
or auy prairie State, I should think. Tho
discovery of natural gas in Indiana will
make that State quite desirable for tho
manufacture of sugar, as fuel is a very im
portant item in tbe expense. The soil
around some of the cities 1 have suen in
the central part of eastern Indiana, at
Muncie, Anderson and Kokoino, for in
stance, is very favorable to sugar-beet
culture. The natural gas and the railroad
facilities, together with the magnificent
local markets, as well as facilities for
transportation to a distance, go to make
great inducements for sugar mannfacturers
to locate there. You may say to the peo
ple in Indiana that I consider their field for
sugar-beet culture and the manufacture of
sugar from beets most excellent, and f
shall take occasion to look into it at an
early day. I want to encourage Indiana
farmers in experimenting with sugar beets,
and will be glad to send seed to them free of
cost, if they will address me at Grand
Island. Neb. I do not see why Indiana
should not immediately enter upon beet
sugar culture, and within a year have a
number of sugar factories and refineries.
POST3IASTER'S LIFE IN DANGER.
Outrageous Treatment of a Republican O fa
cial in Georgia Prompt Action Taken.
Washington, Feb. a E. T. Duckworth,
recently appointed postmaster at Sharon,
Taliaferro county, Georgia, has represented
to the Postoffice Department that he is pro
vented, by threats of personal violence and
hostile demonstrations, from taking pos
session of his office. Several letters from
Duckworth and others, corroborative of
his statements, have lately been received
at the department, giving details of the
situation. It appears that Duckworth,
who is understood to be an independent
Republican, was some time ago appointed
postmaster to succeed a Democrat, who.
with his friends, it is represented, has sinco
used every means to prevent his successor
from taking charge of his office. Threats
of personal violence, and even death, it is
stated, wero publicly made and heaped
upon him. On one occasion a coffin, la
belled "Radicals must die," was placed on
the poroh of his house. A mob of angry
men were almost constantly in front of his
door, making threatening demonstrations.
On another occasion a number of men, rep
resenting the unruly element, it is stated,
entered, his house, and, by threats, coni-
X oiled him to sign a letter of resignation,
s soon as they were gone, however, Duck
worth telegraphed the department that it
was obtained while under duress, and
asked that it be disregarded. On the 5th
of the present month Duckworth wrote the
Postmaster-guneral that he conld hold out
no longer, fearing that ho would be killed,
and asking that his resignation bo imme
After considerable consultation with the
Presdent and First Assistant Postmaster
general Clark son, Mr. Wanamaker last night
telegraphed Duckworth as follows:
Whatever power thU department haa will bo
ned to protect you and place you in possesion
of the office to which you have been appointed.
Communicate freely by telegraph full facta if
interfered with further, as immediate action
will be taken.
He also ordered two postoffice inspectors
to proceed immediately to Sharon and in
vestigate the whole matter. Attorney
general Miller also ordered a United States
marshal to the scene of tho trouble. Duck
worth was recommended for the office by a
large number of reputable citizens, includ
ing one or more of national influence, as
an honest and capable man.
MRS. OWEN'S RECEPTION.
One of the Most Successful Events of the
Season The Ladies and Their Dresses.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, Feb. 8. Mrs. William D.
Owen's first reception took place at the
Randall on last Wednesday evening. It
was one of tho prettiest receptions of the
season. Their extensive and beautiful
parlors were made a bower of beauty by
the aid of similax, ferns and flowers every
where; and their private chamber was
turned into an impromptu lunch-room,
where a bountiful supply of delicacies
were served by Miss hthel Iugalls, the
daughter of the Kaneas Senator, and Miss
Gest, daughter of Reiesentativo (Jest, of
Illinois. Musicians c,;tioncd in the hall
added to tho general harmony of the oc
casion. Mrs. Owen was becomingly attired
in an exquisite costume of silk, with
dcroitraiu on her favorito shade of pale
lavender, combined with delicate pink, and
rich lace open sleeves, the whole relieved
by a surprise in the way of fringe, a per
fect imitation of sea-gratts in its natural
color. Ornaments, diamonds. Those as
sisting were Mrs. J. N. Huston, who wore a
magnificent costume of garnet veliet,
princess entrain, with petticoat of rich
brocaded velvet, in pean, gTay turn,
with mealic. collar and diamonds: Mrs.
Bvron M. Cutcheon, of Illinois, in black
silk, lace and diamonds; Mrs. DnFower, of
the Garfield Church, in a combination of
cream silk and green velvet; Mrs. Mo.
Sheehy. in black silk, with sonare corsage,
edged with rose-colored ostrich tips, and
Mrs. M. 8. Benke, in lavender, satin and
black lace. Miss Ingalls was biyht
and sparkling enough herselt as she deftly
managed the tiny coflce cups, to adorn her
rather severe street costume of steel color
in some soft woolen material. Miss best
wore a beautiful costume of white cash
mere braided in eold. .
Mr. and Mrs. Courtland C. Clements and
Miss Clements, of Massachusetts avenuo
(formerly of New Castle), received a large
number of friends this week, assisted by
Mrs. Townsend of Colorado. Mrs. Haus
brough of North Dakota and Miss Mclntyre
of Brooklyn. Tho costumes of the ladies
were very handsome and attractive, and
the guests were entertained in a charming
manner. The tea-room and tables Tre'ro
prettily and tastefully decorated, and tho
wants of all were well supplied by attentive
waiters. Mrs. Clements is the daughter of
General Grose, or New Castle.
GRIEVANCES OF PLATE PRINTERS.
They Want to Hire Their Own Assistants
and Will Invoke Aid of Labor Unions.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, Feb. a Labor unions in.
the District of Columbia aro taking up tho
fight of the plate printers in the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing. Each printer has
an assistant who is a female. The woman
places the paperupon the plate in the press,
and removes it after tho impression ia
made, while the printer works tho
press and inks the plate. The prin
ter is paid by the piece, and his
pay is inclusive of the labor of his assist
ant so that he very natnrallv feels that ho
should be permitted to hire his own assist
ant, since he has to pay her. Senator Hla-
cock recently had a young colored woman
from New York appointed as an assistant
in the bureau, and she was assigned to ono
of the printers without his consultation or
advice, and there is a revolt against the
practice. The contest threatens to involvd
the united labor unions in the District
Effect of the Death of Mrs. Tracy on Official
Receptions and Other Gatherings.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal
Washington. Feb. 8. Tho official season
at the White House and at the home of
Vice-president Morton and of tho Cabines
ministers has come to a close with tho
death of Mrs. Tracy. One event is which
Mrs. Tracy would have participated is in- ,
definitely postponed. The Cabinet day
receptions on Wednesday will no
be held, neither the Tuesday
night receptions to the officers
of the army and navy and the marine
corps, nor tbe public reception thaS was
set for the night of Shrove Tuesday. Mrs.
Harrison did not hold her drawing-room at
the White" House this afternoon. The Vice
president and Mrs. Morton have given up
their reception on Thursday evening, tho
13thinst Theinvitationsforthe President's
dinner at Secretary Noble's, on Friday, tha
14th inst, have been recalled, and the re
ception that was to have followed the din
ner, and two other card receptions at Sec
retary Noble's, have been postponed; also
the card reception for which the Postmaster
general and Mrs. Wanamaker had out in
vitations is postponed. Secretary and Mrs.
Windom had prepared and ready for de
livery on Monday morning invitations to
two card receptions, one for this week and
one for next. The invitations we not
sent out This chan go of programme closes
the official houses thirteen days before Ash
Danger of Superheated Steam Pipes JRus
trated in the Recent Tracy Fire.
Washington, Feb. a Yesterday Com.'
missioner Douglass received a letter frora
General Rosecranz, introducing Mr. Nor
man Wiard. the government Etc am expert,
and inviting the Commissioner to allow hinx
to make an examination of Secretary
Tracy's house with a view of determining
whether the Bteanvheating arrangements
had anything to do with the fire. Accord
ingly Fire Marshal Drew and Mr. Wiard
made an examination to-day, and found
tbat the felt packing around the pipes was
burnt nearly off, showing conclusively that
the steam in tho pipes was superheated,
and, passing through the register, no doubt
set fire to something near it and caused a
general conflagration. Mr. Drew thinks
that this is the best solution of the problem
of the fire, and there is little doubt that tho
superheated steam caused the fire.
Congressman Randalfa Malady.
"Washington Special to Chicago Tinea.
The tiuth is that Mr. Randall is suffering;
from ' a cancer and not from fistula, as
hitherto widely published. He does not
know tbat he has a cancer, the information
having been kindly kept from him. Mrs.
Randall did not know it until the last few
weeks. Mr. Randall may possibly live for
some months, but his life is more probably
limited by a few weeks. This information
comes remotely from Dr. Martin, of Fhtla
delphia, who has been Mr. Randall's
physician for years, and it maybe relied
upon. Mr. Randall has what may be called
his "good days" and his "bad days." 'Ho
brightens up and seems rapidly strengthen
ing, and then he sinks under a pros'-ration,
from which he recovers with tne greatest S
difficulty. It is as though his vi tali tyi urines'
him up six steps, and, wavering, lets him
fall nine, and then, recovering, regains
three steps, to again lose five. The progress
of the disease is intermittent and this, in
part, accounts for the contradictory re
ports that go out from b-re respecting Mr.
Randall's condition. Then his family
strive to keep the real situation from tho
public, fearing that Mr. Randall may hear
of it and be injuriously affected by tho
knowledge that he has not long to live.
The Louisville and JeQersouvllle Bridge.
Washington, Feb. 8. A sub-committee
of the Senate committee on commerce to
day heard arguments respecting the loca
tion of the bridge now building over tho
Ohio river between Louisville and Jeffer
sonville, Ind. Ex-Representative Willis,
of Kentucky, said the location of tbebridgo
should be changed, if it were to be built at
all; that it is not where the people want it,
and that its construction in its .present lo
cation is in opposition to the recommenda
tions of the engineer corps and of the Sec
retary of War. Representative Caruth, of
Kentucky, and Representative Howard, of
Indiana, appeared in behalf of tho bridge
company, and urged that the construction
of the bridge be not interfered with.
Colored Men Call Upon the President.
Washington, Feb. a A committee from
the equal rights convention, consisting of
Messrs. P. B. S. Pinchback, of Louisiana;
P. H. Carson, of the District of Columbia:
James Hill, of Minnesota; P. IL Murray, 1
Missouri; J. A. Taylor, of Virginia; 8. A.
White, of Kentucky. and Thomas 11. Miller,
of South Carolina, waited upon the lrei
dent to-day and presented a copy of the
address adopted by the convention. Tho
President expressed his sympathy with tha
movement, and assured the committee that
he would do all he could within the law to
ameliorate the condition of the colored
Charges Against a Navy Captain.
Washington, Feb. a Specifio charges of
drunkenness and cruelty have been filed
with the Secretary or the Treasury against
Capt. M. A. Healy, of the revenue steamer
Bear. The acts are alleged to havo been
committed during the recent cruise o? that
vessel in Alaskan waters. The Secretary
has directed an investigation of the charges,
and a board of revenue oOicers will be ap
pointed for tho purpose. It will naturally