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ESTABLISHED 1823.
INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1890.
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Exclusively in THE SUNDAY
JOURNAL of SEPT. 21.
SHAKEN BY NAT ORAL GAS.
An Explosion Similar to the Recent One in
Indiana Occurs in West Virginia.
Huntington, W. Va., Bept. 18. A man
from Monroe county reports a strango
phenomenon near Bickett's Knob, which
rivals the Waldron (Ind.) natural-gas
explosion. Two women were encaged in
trashing clothes near a spring on the
farm of James Fisher, when snddenly an
explosion took place and the earth for
several miles around was shaken by its
force. A series of minor explosions then
occurred, which rent the earth into deep
chasms. Hugo limestone rocks wero
burled through tho air for a considerable
distance. Fortunately the women had
gone a considerable distance to bans up
the clothing. They were thrown to the
ground by tho shock, but beyond a few
slight bruises escaped uninjured. The
explosion was caused by natural gas, which
caught lire from the burning wood beneath
the kettles, and flames reaching a
tremendous height leaped from the chasms
in the earth. The presence of natural gas
has never been suspected in that locality.
Destruction Caused by a Broken Dam.
Troy. X. Y.. Sopt. lS.-The dam at the
outlet of the reservoir kuown as the Bone
stecl pond, nix miles uortheast of the village
of Toestomlkill, gave way about 2 o'clock
this morning. The water nished down
through the narrow valley, tearing up trees
and carrying away everything standing in
its course. .Six new bridges on the Poestend-kill-C'olumbia
highway were swept away
and destroyed, and all buildings on the
line of the stream were washed awav.
Three eaw-mills were destroyed and the
barns and sheds of (leorge Cottrell were
wrecked. At the the hamlet of Barbervillo
John Randall's shop was demolished, but
the water reaching the Hats and spreading
out, the village was saved. At Poestendkill
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DRAMATIC DOUBLE SUICIDE
German Lovers Whom a Mother Kept
Apart Seek Union in Another World,
An Artist Calls "Ready" to Ills Actress Sweet
heart, and Two Pistol Shots EndTh'eir hires
The Girl's Elaborate Preparations.
New York, Sept. 18. Two strange shoot
ing caees took place early this morning.
About daybreak a fair-haired German, stal
wart and handsome, entered the elevated
railroad station at No. 140 Canal, street.
The man paced up and down the platform.
After a while a woman's voice was iheard
to speak a word or two of German from a
window overlooking where the man stood.
The man nodded and replied loud enough
for the gateman to hear him:
"Yb I have come, Emilio. Are you
ready!"
Tho answer from the window was not
heard. The man turned on his heel and
took something from his pooket The next
moment a shot rang out, and the man fell
heavily forward on his face. Before the re
port had died away the station man, who
rushed forward, heard what seemed to be
an echo of the shot coming apparently from
the window of the house overlooking the
end of the platform, where the dead man
lay. No attention was paid to it, as they
were attending to the dead man. Police
men and physicians were hurriedly called,
but when they arrived the man was dead.
He had shot himself through the temple.
While the officers were examining the
clotning and effects of tho suicide a mes
senger rushed into the station-house and
called out that a woman had shot herself
at No. 140 Canal street. The keeper of the
Gerinania cafo there had found Emilio
Rossi, an actress who boarded in the house,
dead, shot throngh tho heart. The one
window ot her room , overlooked
the south end of the up-town plat
form. It was the one which the
gatemen saw opened previously and from
which the sound of the second shot was
heard. Behind the lace curtains the woman
had sat waiting for the death signal. It
had come, and, at the signal "ready," the
man fell dead under the window, and she
shot herself in the heart. Within the room
lay three visiting cards with "Farewell"
scratched under the name of Emilie Rossi.
It seemed as plain as daylight that they
bad prearranged their suicides, Lvery
thing within the room had been set to
rights for the tragedy in which she was
about to play the leading part. The girl
had evidently made every preparation for
the event. On the chair by the window lay
her clothing, carefully smoothed out. She
had been writing, and the table was cov
ered with small sheets of paper filled with
her thoughts as she sat waiting. The hand
was a neatfeminino one and did not appear
to be in the least tremulous. The cirl, as
(the lay on her side on the bed, was attired
in a clean white night robe with lace and
frills, and yet there was not a spot or stain
on it to betray the manner of her violent
doath. Only under her heart on her bared
breast there was a red spot, and in the
center of it a small hole, is'ot a single drop
of blood had oozed out. She. too, had died
without a struggle. In the button hole of
her robe a spray of heliotrope was pinned,
and lay over her breast. The face was very
handsomo, her figure plump and petite.
They were a handsome pair.
"Emilie Rosai. aged nineteen years, act
ress of Amberg's troup, born in Berlin. Gus
tav G. Koch; twenty-six years, crayon art
ist, employed by B. F. Folk, photographer
at No. 949 Broadway, lived at No. East
Twelfth streeS." tfhis was the brief offi
cial record made by the police, to which
some one added: "They were lovers and died
together."
Koch was a crayon artist of some consid
erable local note. The name of his be
trothed was Emilie Kossi, a young actress
of nineteen years, employed in Amberg's
stock company, who had temporarily occu
pied the room where she committed sui
cide. The cause of the double suicide is
unknown, but it is supposed it resulted
from the opposition which the girl's mother
had to Etmlie's marriage with the young
artist. Emilie Kossi had been on the stage
since babyhood. Her father and mother
had lived in Berlin. The former was an
Italian tenor singer of note, but is now
dead. Tho girl's mother, who is still alive,
is the German writer and novelist Emilie
Kossi. The mother was ambitious for her
child, and hoped that she would make a
good marriage. The girl came to this coun
try two 3ears ago, and played prominent
parts in Amberg's Theater Company. She
went to Berlin during the past summer,
and returned here on the 6th instant.
She took the room on the corner of Canal
street, and the Bowery, where sho ended
her life. Two years ago she rando the
acquaintance of Gustav Koch. He came of
a good family in Vienna, and got here six
years ago. lie was then married, but his
wifo secured a divorce from him three
years later. Emilie and no became greatly
infatuated with one another, and were
much together. It is supposed that the
girl asked her mother's consent for her
marriage with Koch and that it was re
fused. She communicated that refusal to
her lover, and then tho two agreed to die
together.
In a letter left by the girl, addressed to
her "Aunt," otherwise her boarding mis
tress, under date of tho 17th. she verities
the premidated suicide. Referring to Koch,
she says she would not let him die with her,
and that ho would go before. Referring to
her life in Germany, the writer says the
feople thero broke her heart, somo with
ove, some with hate. Her mother loved
her no longer, and notified her that she did
not want to see her any more. This was
the hardest blow, and she was happy at the
thought of linal rest. "The news of my
death," she said, "will awaken the old love
and break her heart with soro remorse."
Tho writer, in the calmest manner, then
goes on to discuss the funeral arrange
ments, and concludes by requesting that
her body shall be cremated just as she was
found, as she had dressed herself for tho
grave.
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OUTRAGEOUS FILIBUSTERING
Speaker Reed Defied and All Rules of De
cency Violated by the Minority.
Door of the House Kicked Open Baring a Roll
Call to Enable the Obstructionists to Leave
ths Ball and Force a Dead-Lock.
Republicans Hold a Caucus and Decide
that a Quorum Must Be Secured.
Will Be No Adjournment Until the Langston;
Tenable Case Is Bisposed Of Constitu
tionality of the Record Questioned.
RIOTOUS FILIBUSTERS.
They Kick Open a Door and Flee from the
House In Order to Destroy a Quorum.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, Sept. 18. An effective
cartoon for- campaign purposes was put
into the hands of the Republicans, to-day,
through the wholesale desertion of their
desks by the Democratic members of the
House. From tho galleries a photograph
of the scene was taken at the time when
all effort was being made to secure a quo
rum to vote upon the motion to order the
previous question on tho resolution to seat
Langston in Venable's place, from the
Fourth Virginia district. The Democratio
side was as barren as if the day was being
devoted to eulogies of some de
parted member. Not to exceed a
dozen members were seated on that
side of the chamber, and some of these were
Republicans who had strayed over there in
the excitcmont of tho moment and taken
seats alongsido the middle aisle. As a
graphic picture of "how cot to legislate"
the photograph cannot be excelled.
It was at about this time that Repre
sentative Walker reintroduced . his resolu
tion of last week, intended to strengthen
the rules in tho weak place discovered by
Representative Mason, of Chicago, during
tne light on the compound-lard bill. It is
proposed to require a vote on the pending
question, when a call of tho
House is made, before dispensing
with proceeding under tho call, and
thereby relieving the members from the
necessity of voting. A fine of $40 to $S0,
deducted from the member's salary, is to
bo the penalty for failing or refusing to
answer to one's name on a roll-call after
having responded under a call of the House,
It will require the presence of a quorum of
Republicans, however, to adopt this rule,
and to securing this the managers of the
Republican side will bend all their ener
gies and influence. A rule of some kind is
ovidently needed to prevent a recurrence of
the scenes of to-day. The Virginia election
case was the unfinished busin ess. but the
House itself was engaged in the technical
proceeding of trying to approve yesterday's
journal. The Democratio mombers were
endeavoring in every way to prevent
consideration of the election case, and in
pursuance of this policy almost all of them
left the hall to broak a ouotum on
'tho question of approving the journal. A
call was ordered wmcn orougnt in a num
ber of Democrats, -and a yea and nay vote
was being taken on a motion to dispense
with further proceedings under the call
when the Democratic members again began
to decamp. Mr. Burrows called the attention
of the Speaker to the fact and asked if the
members present could not be obliged to
remain. The Speaker replied that the
rules were intended to secure this end.
He added that he did not see why they
wero not observed. Accovdingly the as
sistant doorkeeper, Mr. IIouV, directed all
of tne doors leading into the hall to be
locked. Hardly had this been done before
Representative Kilgore of Texas presented
himself at tho door at the Speaker's left
hand and sought to go out into the lobby.
He found that the door was locked and the
doorkeeper in charge, Mr. Hayes, refused
to unlock it. ,
KICKED OPEN TOE DOOU.
"Unlock the door!' demanded the stal
wart Texan. The door-keeper moved;not,
whereupon Mr. Kilgore gave r. sudden and
vigorous kick, and the frail baize structure
flew open, and Mr. Kilgore strode out. He
was followed in about the same fashion by
Representative Crain of Texas, Cammings
of New York, and Coleman of Louisiana,
who in turn forced the lock open without
opposition from the door-keepers.
At tne moment Mr. Kilgore drove the
door open, Representative Dingley of Maine
was approaching from the other side. The
door struck him with full force in the face,
bruising his nose badly. For a time it was
feared, and so generally reported, that tho
bono had been broken, but this was found
not to be the case upon examination.
Representative Coleman of Louisiana ex
plained that he meant no disrespect to the
llonsonorto Speaker Reed in forcing an
exit from tho hall. He felt compelled to
leave: but upon his first refusal by the
door-keeper ho returned to his desk. Later
lie saw that Representative Crain of Texas
had no difficulty in getting out. and, be
lieving that be was being made the victim
of unjust treatment, Mr. Coleman made a
a second application that the door beopened
for him, and receiving a second refusal,
forced it open with his knee. As soon as
he had transacted the business which called
him cut he returned and took his seat
again.
Just aftorthe House adjourned this after
noon a caucus of Republican members was
held to determine on means to break the
dead-lock now prevailing in the House.
After a short discussion about amending
the rules to prevent a quorum from being
broken when once secured, it was decided
to call the roll to ascertain how many mem
bers were present. Tho call showed that
145 Republican members were in the
hall. To make a quorum 19 more
members would be required. Sev
eral Republican members who were not
present are in tho city, and it was stated
that these and a number of others who are
out of town, sufficient to make a quorum,
could be secured for attendance to-morrow.
It was decided that telegrams should be
sent out to all absentees to return to Wash
ington without delay. The caucus then ad
journed. The statement is authorized by prominent
Republican members that the House will re
fuse to allow Congress to adjourn until the
Langston-Venable case is disposed of. Sev
eral Republican Senators were present at
the caucus, but took no part in the pro
ceedings. Fruitless Efforts to Secure a Quorum.
Washington, Sept. 18. This morning.
I after prayer by tho Chaplain, Mr. O'Ferrall
of Virginia suggested that thero was no
quorum present in the House. The Speaker
was unable to count a quorum, and directed
the door-fceepers to notify members in the
lobby that their attendance was desirable
There were only fifteen Democrats present.
In the course of half an hour the Speaker
announced that ICS members moro than a
quorum were present. Mr. O'Ferrall said
that he did not question the statement of
the Speaker, but he was sure that there were
fifty members who would swear that there
wero not 163 members in the ball. The
Speaker remarked that the gentlemen
would not swear, because there was no op-
fortunity to do so under the rules of the
ionse. (Laughter.
Tho journal was read and the question
put upon its approval. The result of the
vote was yeas, 134; nays, 0 no quorum,
and ft call of the Houtd was ordered. Tho
call showed tho presence of 178 members,
and the Speaker directed tho Clerk to call
tho roll on the approval of the journal.
Mr. Cnsp of Georgia, rising to a question
ot order, said that during a call of the
House but two motions were in order to
dispensowith further proceedings under
the call and to adjourn. Never before had
such a suggestion been made as was now
made by the Speaker.
The Speaker It is time that such a sug
gestion should be made. Laughter. 1
Mr. Crisp The Speaker is not the master
of the House; ho is the servant of tho
House.
The Speaker The gentleman from Geor
gia need not recommence.
Mr. Crisp The gentleman from Georgia
will always insist upon his rights, and see
that no tyrant takes them away from him.
Mr. Rowell of Illinois The remarks of
the gentleman from Georgia are out of
order,
Mr. Crisp Not moro so than the remarks
of the Chair.
The Speaker The gentleman from Georgia
will take his seat.
Mr. Crisp Of course he will; but ho will
always resent such remarks.
Mr. Haugen of Wisconsin moved to dis
pense with farther proceedings under the
call. Further proceedings under tho call
were dispensed with yeas, 185; nays, 8$.
The journal was then approved yeas, 153;
.nays, 5 the Clerk noting a quorum.
Mr. Haugen demanded the previous
question on the Langston-Venaole con
tested election case. On ordering the pre
vious question the vote stood: yeas. 185;
nays, 10, Mr. Hill of Illinois, a Republican,
voting in the negative. This being no
5norum, a call of the House was ordered,
here were but 151 members present, and
the House adjourned.
THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD.
Its Constitutionality May Be Questioned on
the Attempt to Expunge Kennedy's Speech.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, Sept 18. An interesting
question is now being discussed by Speak
er Reed and other Republicans as to the
constitutionality of the Congressional Rec
ord as a transcript of tho proceedings of
the House. This was brought about by the
decision of tho judiciary committee to ex
pungo Representative Kennedy's speech
from the Record, and it is likely to cause some
trouble before it is finally settled. There is
no law authorizing the publication of tho
Rocbrd, and all there is to go by is the mat
ter of precedent. The custom of printing
congresional proceedings at government
expense was adopted in the first
session of the Forty-third Con gross,
when an appropriation of $40,000
was made to pay congressional reporters
who furnished matter to the Congressional
Globe. Harry Smith, the journal clerk,
hunted the matter up for your correspond
ent, but he was unable to find any section
in the Revised Statutes or any legal author
ity for making the Record a faithful tran
script of the proceedings of the House.
"There is absolutelv no law bearing on the
subject," said he. "Section 78 of the Re
Vised Statutes alludes to it as follows: 'Un
til a contract for publishing debates of
Congress is made such debates shall be
printed by the congressional printer,
under tho- direction of tho joint
committee on tho part of the
Senate and of the House of Representa
tives.'" When asked whether or not tho
speeches of Enloe, Blount and the other
Representatives who spoke on the matter
of Kennedy's speech would bo printed in
the Record, Mr. Smith said that undoubt
edly somo of them would appear. He said
that during tho Forty-lirst Congress the
same thing occurred. A Representative
named Mnngor had uttered unparliament
ary language against a Senator. All the
speeches bearing on the subject were
printed, but under a resolution of tho
House Mungor's remarks were expunged
from tho Globe, which was then tho Record
of to-day. Mr. Smith added that that part
of En'oe's speech which was an exact reit
eration 4.pf , Kennedy's remarks would be
eliminated from the Record; but that all
the subsequent proceedings in tho Houso
would appear in tho Record.
REIN AND niS VICTIMS.
The Wounded Daughter and the Han Taylor
Likely to Bie The Murderer's Reputation.
Spe clal to the Indianapolis J ournab
Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 18. It was
learned by Coroner Whittier to-day that
Fred II. J, Ilein attempted to add to his list
of victims his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lucas,
whom he never liked. It is known that ho
went three times to her house in Hill street,
near his own,, and tried to force an en
trance, but failed to do so, because Mrs.
Lucas, alarmed by his frequent threats to
take her life, always kept her door locked.
Mrs. Lucas told a reporter to-day that Hoin
was a perfect brute; that his own
mother, whom ho had shamefully abused,
warned Alice Lucas not to marry him; that
although be never struck his wife, he fre
quently threatened her life; that he denied
her proper clothing and pocket money; that
he had kept a mistress, by whom he had a
child, and that his cruelties forced his
wife to leave him. The talk against her
daughter's character, Mrs. Lucas says, is
untrue. On the other hand, Hein is highly
spoken of by those who knew him as being
a sober, industrious fellow, who was made
desperate by his wife's unfaithfulness.
The coroner's jury this morning visited
the scene of the tragedy and examined tho
surroundings, but nothing was found that
threw any further light on the subject.
The inquest was continued to-day. several
witnesses corroborating the testimony
given beforo the iury last evening. The
second daughter, Maud, and C. W. Taylor,
the first victim of Hein's fury, are both in
a critical condition, and it is feared they
cannot live more than a few hours.
ARMY OP THE CUMBERLAND.
Officers Elected and Action Taken Concerning
the Chickamauza Bat tie-Ground.
Toledo, Sept. 18. At the business session
of the Society of the Army of the Cumber
land to-day, Columbus was chosen as the
place of the meeting next year, and the
date Sept. 23 and 24. The following officers
for the ensuing year were elected: Presi
dent, Gen, W. S. Rosecrans, and one vice
president from each State represented in
its membership; corresponding secretary.
Gen. Henry M. Cist; recording secretary,
CoL J. H. Steele; treasurer, Gen. J. S. Ful
lertou. General Fullerton, chairman of tho com
mittee on the Sheridan monument, read its
report, to the effect that but $2,147.21 had
been subscribed in two years, although
numerous ways of raising money had been
tried. He thought that now it was time to
stop depending on any outside help, and
for tho Army of the Cumberland to take
the entire work upon itself. Tho report
was accepted, and the committee con
tinued. Gen. Cist, chairman of the committee on
the Chickamauga battle-ground, said that
owing to the absence of the two other mem
bers ho was unable to report anything fur
ther than that the action of Congress toward
the plan had been all that could be desired.
A letter from Gen. II. V. Roynton was read,
giving imletail what the action of Congress
and the iommittee hadrjbeen. A verbal
resolution was then offered, thanking the
members of the committee Generals Cist,
Manderson, Alger, Raird and Rovnton ex
pressing the appreciation of the society
over the work accomplished by them, and
tendering its thanks. On motion this was
amended by also extending special thanks
to Congress. President Harrison. Secretary
"of War Proctor and General ttchofield for
their exertions in behalf ofthe bill to make
tne battle-neld a national park. A second
amendment was added, specially mention
ing the services of Gen, II. V. Roynton and
General Grosve nor.and the entire resolution
then was adopted unanimous!?.
Tho president then announced the names
of tho committed which will meet with tho
Secretary of War and the park committee
at Chattanooga, on Oct. 1, to further the
interests of the project. They are Maj. W.
J. Colburn, chairman; Gen. G. P. Thruston.
Capt William Rule, Gen. J. T. Wilder and
Capt. H. S. Chamberlain. This was fol
lowed by a resolution appointing General
Rosecrans, General Cist and Gen. H. V.
Roynton a committee to present Congress
a memorial asking for a republication of
the official records of tho war, and one of
regret upon the death of the widow of Gen.
Thomas.
The banquet, which closed tho annual
meeting, took place to-night at the Roody
House, the society seating themselves at
the table at 10 o'clock. A feast of reason
and flow of eonl followed, lasting until
long after midnight. General Alger cano
over from Detroit to attend the banquet.
BLOODY FIGflT BETWEEN FAMILIES.
Pitched Battle in Which One Man Was Killed
and Four Others Dangerously Rurt.
Special to tho Indianapolis Journal.
Vincennes, Ind., Sept. 18. This morning
early a fight occurred in tho northern part
of this county, near Sandborn, that ended
in the killing of one Rufus Blevins and the
injury of four others. Eight persons were
engaged in the vendetta four of the
Blevins and four of the Meures.
The four Rlevins were acenstomed to
cross tho farm of Peter Hill on their way to
work. Tho Meuers lived on this f ann, and
objected to the Blevins going through their
wheat-field. Hill told them not to permit it
and he would stand all the consequences.
This morning the two parties met in tho
wheat-field, which was soon converted in
to a bloody battle-field. Words brought on
blows and then knives, hatchets, clubs and
guns were used with appalling effect. They
fought like demons, and both sides seemed
bent on the extermination of the other.
At length one of the Meuers secured a
gun and shot Rufus Rlevins dead. As he
lay gasping his last breath thoy seemed to
recover their senses and quit lighting, and
sought to restore the dying man, but it was
too late. Two others of tho Blevins crowd
were very badly hurt, and two of tho
Meuers were also possibly fatally wounded.
Deputy Sheriff Rrowning at once arrested
four of tho participants in the fight and
brought them to this city lato to-night and
lodged them in jail.
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NOVEL PRASE OF A STRIKE
Indignant Citizens of Spokane Falls Complete
a Work 200 Carpenters Had Left Unfinished.
SroKAXE Faixs. Wash., Sept. 18. A re
markable spectacle was presented at the
new exposition building here yesterday.
Two hundred union carpenters struck bo
Cause the board ot directors found it abso
lutely necessary to buy a small quantity of
lumber from a boycotted mill. Public in
dignation was at onco aroused to a remaik
able degree. Prominent citizens, bankers,
merchants, lawyers and councilmen pulled
off their coats, and, hammer in hand, went
to tho building and engaged in the work of
laying shingles on the immenso roof. The
example became contagious, and scores of
other leading citizens joined in the work
to-day, including Hon. A. M. C. Cannon,
father of tho city; J. J. Brown, a million
aire banker and capitalist; W. H. Taylor,
president of the Board of Trade; Mayor
Clough and a host of others. The strike
was made without a moment's warning. A
conference was immediately held, but it re
sulted in no agreement. The board of di
rectors then issued a call to the public, ex
plaining their conrso and urging nil good
citizens to rally to tho rescue. A large
force of non-union men were also placed at
work this morning, and tho building will
be completed in timo for tho opening, on
Oct. 1. '
THE BAPTIST UNIVERSITY.
John D. Rockefeller Adds Another Million Dol
lars to His Previous Generous Contribution.
CniCAGO, Sept. 18. A pledge of 91.000,000
to aid the new university ot Chicago was
conveyed to the trustees of tho institution,
to-day, in a letter from John D. Rockefel
ler, who has already given to the univer
sity $000,000. The magnificent proffer was
promptly accepted by the board, and a
committee appointed to arrange for ful
filling tho conditions of the gift , Mr.
Rockefeller stipulates that $SOO,000 of the
amount shall be used for non-professional
graduate instruction and fellowships, 100,
000 for theological instruction in the
divinity school, and $100,000 for the con
struction of the divinity buildings. Ex
cept the last named $100,000, the $1,000,000
principal is to remain intact, and the in
come alone expended. The present Bap
tist Theological Seminary is to be made a
Eart of the university, and the seminary
uildings at Morgan Park are to be utilized
as an academy. The new university will
begin its careerwith endowments amount
ing to $1,800,000, all of which is now in
hand or pledged.
CUT OFF BIS VICTIM'S EARS.
Woman Murdered by a Fiend, Who Then Went
Rome and Ended His Own Life.
Pkaikie, Minn., Sept. 18. Last night a
man named Fred Paul shot Mrs. Louiso
Buelow, a neighbor, who lived at Bear
Head, eight miles from hero, while she was
at work in a potato patch. The fiend then
cut off his victim's ears. The little daugh
ter of the murdered woman was the only
witness of the affair, and told her father
on his return. After killing the woman
Paul went home and shot himself, being
found by his brother some, hours later.
Coroner Coles went to the scene of the
tragedy a few hours after the discovery,
and found that the hogs had eaten the face
off the dead woman. No cause is assigned
for the traged3 and it is thought tbat tho
man was insane.
Millionaires of a Soot-llldden Clt y Fined.
Chicago, Sept. 18. The city is making a
crusade against the smoke nuisance. Ri
tummous coal is generally used in
furnaces throughout the city, result
ing, in damp weather, in great vol
umes of smoke settling down in the
streets, making things generally disa
greeable.. The city ordinance requires the
use of appliances in all furnaces to pre
vent the emission of soot and sraoke, but
little attention has been paid to it. Re
cently the city attorney has been prose
cuting conspicuous oilenders, and yester
day a numberof wealthy men were brought
to book" for disobeying the law. Among
them were Potter Palmer, proprietor of the
Palmer House; Perry H. Smith, owner of
the Casino Theater; J. V. Farwell & Co.,
dry-goods merchants; Rand, McNally &
Co., printers and book-binders; Marshall
Field & Co., dry-goods merchants, and the
Keeley Brewing Company, all nullionoires,
who were adjudged guilty of maintaining
smoke nuisance, and were fined &0each.
Sullivan Will Go to England and Australia.
New York, Sept, 18. A contract was
signed in this city, last week, between John
L. Sullivan, Duncan B. Harrison and Jack
Barnitt, on one hand, and J. C. Williamson,
the Australian manager, on the other, by
which the first-named three agree to place
themselves under the latter's management
duriugatour through Australia and Eng
land. A new play is to be written for Sul
livan and Harrison, and Barnitt is to hold
about the same position that he now occu-
Fies with the "Honest Hearts and Willing
lands" combination that of a sort of com
panion to the chtmpion.
IRISH AGITATORS ARRESTED
William O'Brien, John Dillon and Other
Imprisoned for Alleged Conspiracy.
Charged by the Government with Sedition!
Utterances in Speeches Urging Tenants
Not to Pay Rent to Their Landlords.
Views of Proniinent Members of tho Land
League on Balfour's Latest freak
Belief that the Course Was Taken to Prevent tho
Accused from Visiting America Ten Per
sons Torn to Pieces by Menagerie Lions.
ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRACY.
Serious Charges Against John Dillon, Will
iam O'Brien and Other Irish Agitators.
Special to tae Indianapolis Journal.
Loxdox, Sept. 18. Politicians were
startled to-day by the announcement from
Dublin that John Dillon and William
O'Brien were under arrest on the charge of
conepiracy and inciting tenants to refuse
payment of rent to landlords, and that war
rants were out for other members of the
Land League, Thero was much specula
tion as to the motive which has inspired
the government to enter upon this new
crusade against nationalism. From well
informed sources, however, it is learned
that the movement which has caused such
surprise to the public is the result of press
ure brought to bear upon tho government
by the Irish Tories, who feared that Mr.
O'Brien was arranging c campaign against
several large estates similar to the ono so
successfully carried out on tho Smith-Barry
lands at Tipperary. Barry's great
wealth enables him to survive the depopu
lation of his domains, but there are many
cases in which such an exodus would mean
ruin to the landlords. Mr. O'Brien was
also credited with tho intention of utilizing
the distress caused by the potato blight as
a means of stirring up feeling against tho
landlord system, which would be charged
with the responsibility of keeping the peo
pie too poor to accumulato even the few
pounds required to help them through an
occasional bad season. The suggestion to
nip these schemes in the bud by a wholo
salo jailing of Mr. O'Brien and
his friends on general charges of
technical violation of the law,
came originally from tho Dublin Castlo
authorities,but was readily acquiesced in by
Secretary Ralfour. Doubtless a desire to
prevent the proposed American tour of
O'Brien, Dillon and others, had its weight
among tho motives leading to the arrests,
but this is not believed to have been tho
principal incentive. Mr. O'Brien's last trip
through America and Canada did not have
sufficient effect in evoking ill feeling
against England, nor in swelling the con
tributions to tho Irish campaign funds, to
j unify any great apprehensions as to the
result of the expected tour; and the 6ame
statement may be made in reference to
former American journeys of Messrs. Dillon
and Redmond.
The Nationalists are not at all dismayed
by the now turn which events have taken;
in fact, they are already claiming that their
cause will be all the stronger on account of
a renewal of England's proverbial tactics of
persecution. They confidently predict that
American liberality will be greatly stimu
lated by what has occurred. If this expec
tation is realized the government may find
that in attempting to strangle the league
it has only succeeded in bringing to it fresh
strength and a long lease of life. The con
census of impartial opinion, as gathered in
the clubs and other resorts, seems to bo
that the government has entered upon a
course in which experience shows that there
is little prestige to be gained. Mr. Parnell
has been counting upon great results from
the proposed American stumping tour, as
he is nervously anxious to havo a largo
fund raised for the important elections of
1891, and it is thought possible
that he will go to tho States
and deliver a series of appeals
himself, if Messrs. O'Brien, Dillon and oth
ers who had expocted to go are imprisoned
or kept at home by legal proceedings. Mr.
O'Brien is now in fairly good health, and
could stand prison life better than he conld
during bis last severe experience of that
kind. Mr. Dillon, however, is quite deli
cate. Both of them expect that they will
be forced to servo the maximum term of
six months.
ALLEGED SEDITIOUS UTTERANCES.
Up to 7 o'clock this evening no definite
information had reached London of tho
specific utterances of Messrs. Dillon and
O'Brien on which the warrants for their
arrest were based. Neither had the gov
ernment given out any official explanation
which wonld throw light upon their
sudden and unexpected resort to a vigor
ous Irish policy. : It is commonly supposed
to-night that tho ostensible grounds for Mr.
O'Brien's arrest are to be lound in a very
plain speech that he made last Sun
day. On that day he addressed an assem
blage of tenants at an insignificant
village in County Cork named SchutL Ho
dwelt upon the failure of the potato
crop and spoko of the gloomy outlook for
widespread distress which Ireland must
face this winter. Warming to his theme,
ho said: "For tens of thousands of small
farmers throughout Ireland it will become
a question this winter whether they are to
have food or their landlords." Confronted
with such an alternative he thought thero
should be no hesitancy as to a choice. He
advised the tenants on every estate to
meet and consult as to what proportion, if
any, of their rent they could honestly pay.
When that question had been determined
they should all abide by the decision. If
the farmers, he said, should give to tho
landlords money which was needed to buy
bread for their children the Irish leaders
would not dare to appeal to tho world to
comotothe rescue of such a nation of
slaves. And if the agents would absolute
ly refuse to pay a penny of rent uutil
every family that tilled the soil was
placed beyond the reach of starva
tion, then if tho government evicted
starving people from their poor homes it
would be swept out of existenco by a tor
rent of English indignation, and the whole
civilized world would send money and as
sistance for the benefit of the tenants.
Mr. Michael Davitt was interviewed this
afternoon in regard to the arrests. He took
a very hopeful view of tho situation, and
thought tho effect would be entirely favor
able to the Irish cause. "If Messrs.
Dillon and O'Brien," ho said, "had
deliberately set out to devise
plans for increasing the popularity
of the Plan of Campaign, and heightening
the prestige of the Land League, they
could not have accomplished their purpose
in any way moro successfully than by
inducing Mr. Balfour, the Chief Secre
tary for Ireland, to take precisely
the step that ho has taken of
his own volition. It is just what
they wanted. There had begun to be a
feeling in Ireland that the Plan of Cam
paign had been carried far enough. Their
arrests will bo sure to rouse publio senti
ment in its favor again. Mr. Balfour had
not made a greater mistake since he has
been in chief authority over Ireland."
How the Arrests Were Made.
Dunlin, Sept. 18. Mr. John Dillon wa
arrested this morning at Ballybrack. Ho
was conveyed on a special train to Tippe
rary, accompanied by a largo iniliUry o

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