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THE INDIANAPOLIS' JOURNAL, SUNDAY, DECE3IBEIT 14, 1890.
WAIL FROU TOE SOUTHLAND
Bad Case of Fright Over tho Farmers
Alliance Third-Party Movement.
Discovery of an Alleged Gigantic Plot, Engi
neered by Northwestern Republican?,
to Split the Solid South.
How the Sub-Treasury Scheme Was Used
to Get Support from the Bourbons,
Important Part In the Transacts u Plajed by
the Reform Press Association Mr. Mc
Allisters Views on the Subject
SOLID SOUTn TO BE BROKEN.
The Third-Party Morement Alleged to Have
Been Organized for That Purpose.
Jacksonville. Fla., Dec 13. In its issue
of to-morrow the Times-Union will publiih
the following from St. Augustine:
"Since the final adjournment of the Na
tional Farmers' Alliance at Ocala. on Mon
day last, incontestible proof has been
brought oat to show tho existence of a gi
pantioplot to use this national organiza
tion as a means fur promoting the third
party scheme which came to the surface in
two or three ditlcrent forms during the
recent gathering. A significant fact in this
connection is the vote of the Northwestern
Alliance men, who are almost withont ex-
ibplion" KepubliCAUa, and who came to
Ocala with the avowed purpose of forcing
the National Alliance to indorse their
pet schemes for a third party. It
iooq- became apparent, however, that
this indorsement could not be secured, al
though vigorous work in this direction
was pat in during the first thrt e or four
days of the session. When the sub-treasury
scheme came ud for indoiwement on
Monday last the final vote on the passage
of this demand was a surprise in many re
spects. The Northwesterners were found
to be solid iu their support of the measure,
although their political atfiliatjons in the
last aud the sentiment of the people whom
they are supposed to represent would nat
urally have led to open opposition to this
measure. The leaders in the third-party
movement from that section are, McGrath,
of. Kansas; Loucks. of North Dakota:
Wardall, of South Dakota, and Willits, of
Kansas, and they are warmly supported by
delegates from Wisconsin and other near
. "During the tour of the State, which has
been in progress for the past four or five
days, these third-party plotters have un
bosomed themselves to a certain extent in
their conversation with their fellow ex
cursionists and newspaper men. In general
their statements are to the effect: They
are really opposed to the sub-treasury bill:
that they regard it as wrong in principle
and as a legislative device which can end
only in financial ruin to the farmer and to
every other industrial class; that the peo
ple of their section are opposed to it, and
that they, as delegates, were particularly
charged with the mission to defeat the
measure when they left their homes.
W ILL BREAK THE SOLID SOUTH.
"They say, also, that' upon their return
they will bo asked to make explanation of
to this demand of thoNational Alliance, and
the explanation which they will be forced
to make is this; That the sub-treasury de
mand is of such a nature that it can never
gain the support of the Democracy of the
Southern States, and that an attempt to se
cure such Democratic support can end only
in a split in the Democratic ranks in the
South. This, they say, will break np the
'solid South and this is the end wnich
they Lave had m view. They profess to be
lieve that their people will applaud them
for having entered into an arrangement
by which this end can be accomplished,
and that they will feel that tho sacrifice of
their principles in connection with the sub
treasury scheme has not been too great, if,
thereby, the Democratic party can be hope
"Jn support of this general policy as out
lined, several of these plotters havo been
placed upon record. For instance. Presi
dent McUrath, of the Kansas Alliance, said
in the presence of several witnesses yester
day: 'We did not vote for the sub-treasury
bill because ve believed in it. The
fact is. wo are opposed to it; but wo saw
that by making it an issne in the South we
i iiiini 1 1 1 r . i a nit Liir if-iiiiii la i. n, n li li.
This is the explanation wo will give our
constituents when wo return home.'
"J. 8. Willits. of Kansas, who is the most
prominent candidate for the United States
tenatorshiD in onnosition to Insalls. said:
Vo never did like tho sub-treasury bill,
ami we have no conlidence in it now. but
we supported it at Ocala so as to divide the
South and break up the Bourbon Democ
racy lt appears also that these sentiments
havo entrapped other delegates than those
irom tho ultra Hepublicaii Northwest. The
Hon. F. It. Carskadon, an influential
banker or v est irgmia, lias Deen heard to
say: We Northerners were opposed to the
nub-treasury bill until wo found that 'by
making it un issue the Southern Democracy
could be divided and make zoom for a new
part 3.'. It is needless to add that Mr.
Carskadon is a Republican, and an uncom
promising third-party man.
THK ItEFORM PRESS.
In this connection it is learned also
that tho recently-organized Reform Press
Association is a body whoso purpose it is
to mold opinion among Alliance men in
every State toward tho promotion of tho
third-party . movement. The facts sur
rounding its organization and sub
sequent reorganization, its action
an. I its evident policy prove
hi bprntir a nrifldnu nf r.nnM
The third-partr men at Ocala who have
connection with the reform press, in the
Alliance, in the Farmers' Mutual Benefit
Association, in the Knights of Labor and in
other kindred organizations, decided that
- their aims could be accomplished in a large
measure through newspaper influence, but
when they saw that their project would
not secure an out-and-out indorse
ment from the organized body of dele
gates they set about to carry their
schemes through in another way. They
saw only defeat iu pushing the project to a
voto in the convention, aud the speech of
Dr. Macune. chairman of the national ex
ecutive board, and a strong tnird-Darty
man, in which, he advocated non-action un-
x til the Alliance should rind out what one
or the other of the two existing political
parties proposed to do in the war of giving
legislative relief, was too temporizing for
their purposes. They therefore determined
to push the thing through their owu
channels. Not all of the 'reform press' rep
resentatives could be relied upon to advo
cate a third party, so the press promoters
of this scheme awaited an opportunity for
organizing when the more liberal among
them could be eluded. This opportunity
came on Monday last, during the Alliance
excursion to Silver Springs. About
u dozen of them met in an
. old shed near the Springs, adopt
ed a constitution and elected officers
They were almost without exception Re
publicans and third-party men. Tho eligi
bility clause in this constitution provided
that any newspaper editor or manager
could become a member if only he advo
cated the Alliance measures as promul
gated in the famous St. Louis de
mands. The Ocala demands had not
then been adopted, and the St. Louis
demands did not include the sub-treasury
bill. All reform editors and managers
identified with the Knights of Labor move
ment or with the promotion of the inter
ests of the Farmers' Mutual Benefit Associa
tion were also eligible to membership in
this association. The name of Hon. W. 8.
McAllister, of Mississippi, who is a well
known newspaper man and a writer on Al
liance topics, was proposed for membership
and , he was admitted. Although he was
, not present at the meeting, bis name was
CONSEUVATIVE MEN BARRED,
No further meeting of the reform press
was held until yesterday, when the mem
bers were railed to order in the after saloon
of the steaner while ouher way from Hock
Ridge. About a dozen were present, and
McAlliiter offered the secretary his mem
bershio fee open meeting. As that
pcial was about to receive the money
Mr. Vincent, of Kansas, one of the
editors of the Non-conformist, arose and
said that, inasmuch as some dissatisfaction
had teen expressed at the elasticity of the
eligibility clause" of the constitution, be
moved that no more applicants be admitted
to full membership until the constitution
had been amended to meet this objection.
Dr. Macune - then moved' that the
old constitution be abolished in toto,
which was done. Then Vincent drew from
his pocket a new constitution, which he
proceeded to .read, and which was rushed
throuuh to an adoption without allowing
any debate ou its varions sections. 'This
instrument contained a restricted legibility
clause, whichshutoutall newspapers which
do not advocate the sub-treasury bill, and
which provided for the orgauizsitionof a leg
islative board, which shall designate from
time to time tho measures and demands to
be advocated by the reform press. This
action was undoubtedly promoted by a de
termination to shut out all newspapers and
newspaper men not in sympathy with the
sub-treasury bill and the third-party
"Inquiry among prominent Alliance men,
outside the press organization and in it,'
fails to bring to light any other reason for
tbe exclusion of McAllister, and conserva
tive Alliance men of every political faith
agree that this 'reform press is
only one of the "means by which
the third part' ". issue is to
be forced upon the Alliance with a hope of
dividing the Democratic party of the South.
And a determination is daily strengthening
among Southern Democrats in the Alliance
that a desperate effort mnst be made to pull
tho Farmer's Alliance away from the sub
treasury folly before the next annual meet
ing. MR. M'ALLISTElt'S VIEWS.
"Mr. McAllister was seen late last night
by a representative of the Times-Union.
He had stopped oft here en route to Ashe
ville to attend the Southern immigration
convention. When asked as to the truth
of the statement that the Reform Press As
sociation had changed its constitution with
a special view to his exclnsion, he said: 'I
had notice, that this was going to be
done, but did not believe that the
third-party men would resort to such
extreme measures as to change the eligi
bility clause in their constitution. I am,
however, certain now that it was done
solely with a view to rfiy exclusion
"'For what reason would they seek to
" 'The Reform Press Association is made
up. with one exception, of third-party men.
This exception is President McDowell, of
the Tennessee Alliance, and the editor of
the Toiler. I clashed with these men when
the attempt was made to reconsider the
elections bjll resolution, and all along the
lino of the third-party issue
"'What, in your opinion, will be the re
sult of their combinations? Will a third
party actnixlly como ont of them!'
"Tf designing men can control the rank
and lile of tho Alliance membership, a
third party will inevitably resnlt, but I.
doubt the ability of these men to long
mislead and deceive tbo people whom
the are. professing to serve. I
have always held the Farmers Alliance
to be non-partisan, and therefore nou-po-litic.il.
In fact, its constitution enjoins
strict non-interference in partisan poli
tics. Its success depends upon unity and
harmony. Hence the introduction of
partisan politics would be fatal to the pur-,
pose for. which it was instituted. The Al
Iiauce is n sectional organization, and if
politics aro. admitted it at once becomes a
sectional political organization. Such or
ganizations are repugnant to the spirit of
free institutions, and, if sanctioned, must
invariably destroy them. Theimnballowed
history is-written-in violence, class dis
turbances, social disruption and the tragic
wreck of governments. I have the utmost
confidence iu the jnstice, conservatism and
patriotism of the farming cla?. and when
thU issuo shall be equally made 1 mbt not
that my positiou, as here outlineu, will be
"To what extent is this third-party
movement being extended fcejend the
Western and Northwestern Allianc?'iT
" 'Tho plot is not con find to tbif West and
Northwest. It has penetrated tno Kasteru
States, and even the South itscif is tattoed
all over with this third-party mcvement
frenzy, and if the conservative men of all
sections and all "parties do net address'
themselves immediately to the demands
provoking this ill-omend movement, a giant
will arise that will annihilate time-honored
land-marks.'- ' .""
" 'What do you understand' President"
Polkn attitude, to bo on the third-party
"I belief President; Polk to be destitute
of any selfish impulse. He is broad, liberal
and enlightened,; aud he is sincerely at
tached to the Common interests Of the
w hole American people; -'His policy is to
give both parties an opportnnity to grant
the demauds of a patient and long-snfl'ering
people, but shonld they hesitate or fail in
granting the substantial relief, he will feel
it his duty to sever his party affiliations or
champion the cause of the people
'What about Livingstone?'
"'The grand old' Georgian is a straight
out Andrew .Jackson Democrat, aud under
stands tho political act - from Cape Cod to
KnlaiCazoo. He will go into the Democratic
side of the House in Washington, and if the
..Democratic party, is disrupted it will be
neither by h,i8 fault or policy.'
REVOLT IN THE' GRANGE CAMP.
The Michigan Order Opposes the National
on the Question of Government Loans.
Lansing. Mich.; Dee. 13. The Michigan
Grange is in open revolt against the na
tional Grange on "account of the stand
ta ken by the national - organization in in
dorsing the , proposition for government
loans on real estate. 'Before adjourning
the following report was adopted:
We regret that the national Grange, the Farm
ers Alliance and other organizations of farmers
have Indorsed the proposition in one form or an
other to make loans by the government to the
people. That the Issuing of one billion of treas
ury notes and loar.!ng It to the people either di
rectly or indirectly at a low rate of interest
woald lead to a wild clamor for credit every in
telligent person mnst admit. That no system
could be deviled or its. operation so guarded as
to prevent partiality and favoritism In its dis
tribution, tlrt to personal friends of the loaning
agent and next to his political associates, every
thoughtful man inujit foresee. That you would
create a fueling of. helpless dependence upon
government aid by those whom it is designed to
benefit, thereby relaxing their individual effort,
destroying f heir energy and self-reliance and
rendering them helpless mendicants of govern
ment charity, every observer of human nature
must know. That it would lead to thriftless im
providence, relying upon government aid or gov
ernment forbearance by those whom it seeks to
benefit, and prove a curse Instead of a blessing,
is so plainly evident that we are nurprlstsd that
the national Orange should allow itself to bo car
ried away by the clamor of those who hope to
gain for themselves puMlc preferment by hold
ing out n scheme so enticing to the ignorant or
improvident debtor or scheming speculator.
Recommendations of Iowa Fanners.
Dks Moinkj, fa., Deo. 13. The meetings of the
Iowa State Grange and the executive committee
of the State Farmers Alliance closed yesterday.
As a result of the joiut conference the recom
mendation was adopted by the Grange that a
general supply-house for farmers be established
at a central point, through which agricultural
implements and other things needed by the
fnrmers may be obtained at the cost of manu
facture una transportation, the same to be con
trol led by the executive . committees of the
Grange and Alliance. The "resolutions adopted
favor control by the government of all railroad
and telegraph lines in tbe country, tho adoption
of the Australian ballot system, and Insists upon
absolute fairness in the matter of finance.
Church Dedication. ' N
Special to the Indianapolis Journal
Nlw Albany, Ind., Dec. 13. An interesting
event In religious circles here to-morrow is the
dedication of the netvSeeond Presbyterian Church.
Dr. David Van Dyke pastor. The dedicatory
services will be attended by the Joint congrega
tions of the three Presbyterian ehurehe and
that of Trinity Methodist Kpiscopal Church, by
whose courtesy tho Presbyterians have been
boused while their church has been building.
Ground for tho new church was broken less than
a year ago. ' j - -- '
Fieuke, 8. P.. Dec. 13. Much excitement was
raised this afternoon when the entire police
force was called on to simultaneously raid every
original-package saloon in the city aud arrest
the proprietors. These places have been run
nine unrestricted for i months past, and the
sudden movement on the part of the authorities
is a surprise, although it is understood to-night
that war w ill be kept up by the Enforcement
League until every place is closed. Keepers if
saloons were all placed under boifds to appear at
the next term of court.
Th Vennaylvania Line to Chicago
Run Pultmnn sleeping and reclinlnc-chalr cars
ev?ryidcht between Indianapolis aud Chicago.
Berth rate, $2; eat charge. 7. cents. IWth or
chairs renewed at Pennsylvania ouice. corner
Washington and Illinois streetp, or Union Station.
ROYAL BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY
Phases of the Great Political Straggle
BehYeen Would-Be Irish Leaders.
Bloodshed Possible as a Result of the Bitterness
Khown bj the Speakers, W ho Are Not Chary
in the Use of Invectives Born of Hatred.-
Healy's Coarse Allasions to the O'Shea
Case Not Relished by Clergymen.
Farneirg Opponents Denounced bj Him as Ren
egades Irish Bankers Refuse to Honor
Drafts for National League Funds.
THE IRISH STRUGGLE.
An Extremely Bitter Contest Between, the
- Factions Allusions to Mrs. O'Shea.
Copyright, 189C, by the United Press.
London, Dec. 13. The struggle in Ire
land is exciting all the interest of a con
test between gladiators. The Englishman
dearly loves to look on at a prize-fight, and
a battle in earnest between leading Irish
men is a luxury that of late years has been
very rare. Even the strongest of British
Home-rnjers can hardly witness it without
a perhaps involuntary chuckle of satisfac
tion, for the old Adam of ancient antipa
thies has not yet been quite eradicated.
Just now tbe English press, regardless of
politics, is engaged in the congenial task
of egging on the combatants and waiting
for the first blood. If all accounts from
Ireland are true they will not have long to
wait for blood, as tbe excitement is
turning into frenzy, and common decency
is forgotten in the explosion of long-pent-up
jealousies and hates. The bitterest of the
crowd isTimothy Healy, whohas all the heat
without the self -restraint and polish which
normally characterize Parnell. To-day he
made a coarse allusion to the 015 bea case
which nearly drew a blow from one of Par
nell's supporters, and his remark that the
campaign cry of the party ought to be
"Cuckoo elicited a protest of disgust from
clergymen who beard it and who believe
that the battle, however fiercely fought,
should not include Chinese stink-pots aS
weapons of combat.
Archbishop Croke has enjoined upon the
clergy of his diocese to inculcate a Chris
tian spirit of charity and moderation,
while at the same time emphatically urging
the retirement of Mr. Parnell. The Arch
bishop has also refused to remove the Rev.
Walter Xantwell, parish priest at
Tipperary, notwithstanding the resolu
tion of the Tipperary suppressed
branch of the National League
to the effect that the reverend
father's pulpit attacks aro responsible
for sending O'Brien and the other Tip
perary defendants to jail; "that the people
of Tipperary feel bitterly the imprisonment
of their leaders for the noblest and most
unselfish act that later history records;
that the malignant instigator of these
prosecutions has deeply wounded our Irish
hearts, and has lowered the name of-the
Irish priesthood and disgraced our ancient
faith; that he still continues to discharge
tho otrices of the sacred ministry in
our parish, and that his continued presence
is an outrage on us and a danger to our
faith." Notwithstanding this merciless ar
raignment by the National League, the
Archbishop has written to his vicar-general
that Father Cantwell will, remain where
he is. '
Justin McCarthy's absence from the Kil
kenny struggle is arousing criticism. He
would probably be heard with respect
where men like Davitt and Healy are not.
Report is current that he is already dis
gusted with his task. As it is, he seems ut
terly unable to control Healy, who . was
rescued again by the police yesterday, and
whose antics and vituperation are making
Parnell calm and polite in comparison.'.
The erasure of Parnell's name from the
list of burgesses of Edinburgh would carry
more weight but for the fact that it was
put there in defiance of a powerful public
sentiment, many, even of tno Liberals, be
ing of opinion that it was improper to enter
as an honorary bnrgess a gentleman whose
position was strictly political, and who had
not yet consummated any grand act of
statesmanship, however approved his
course might be by a portion of the com
munity. This feeling has gained, in
stead of weakening, and the removal of
the name was more an act of Iprudence
than of indignation. It is an unsettled
question whether the Council has a right
to efface Mr. Parnell's name without his
consent, and an able lawyer has expressed
the opinion, since Wednesday's action, that
thev have not, Mr. Parnell not having been
guilty of anything recognized by law as a
dUqualitication. As. however, he will prob
ably never wish to act as a burgess of
Edinburgh, the point is not likely to be
Some of the resolutions which have been
flying about for the past few days are queer
reading. That of tbe Listowell '.County
Kerry) Board of Qnardians is especially
Hibernian. It expresses confidence in Mr.
Parnell. and declares that "Mr. Parnell not
being of the religion of the vast majority
of bis countrymen he is therefore, in a
measure, perfectly open to pursue what
course he may think lit as to morals,' etc
As a general thing the resolutions do not
go so far as this one in giving Mr. Parnell
unrestricted license as to morals, but others
are nearly as peculiar.
THE KIL.KKNNY FIGI1T.
Healy Scorches Parnell, and the Latter Pays
IHa Respects to the Renegades
Dublin, Dec. 13. The committee ap
pointed at Kilkenny last night to conduct
the campaign of Sir John Hennessey, the
nominee of the McCarthy faction for mem
ber of Parliament, held a meeting to-day.
Mr. Timothy Healy made an address, in
which he attacked Mr. Parnell for employ
ing mob violence to prevent the arguments
of his opponents from reaohing tbe ears of
tbe people. He charged that Mr. Parnell
was supplying themob with drink, and that
he was spending the Nationalist party's
money and the tenants money. He Healy
and the late Mr. Biggar knew the facta in
connection with the Eltham intrigue, and
they shonld have strangled it when Captain
O'Shea was nominated by Mr. Parnell to
represent Galway in Parliament. Unfor
tunately it was allowed to grow. From
the Tory point of view, Mr. Parnell was
the savior of the Tories, and Mrs. O'Shea
wastheTory Joauof Arc.
A mass-meeting in the interest of Mr.
Vincent Scully was held to-day at Kil
kenny. Mr. Parnell was present and made
an address. He warned the electors not to
trust Sir John Pope Hennessey, the candi
date of the McCarthy faction. Sir John, he
said, came before them with a record that
well qualified him to be a leader in a party
of renegades, there being no party to which
be had not belonged save the Irish party.
Mr. Parnell recalled the whole political
life of the opposition candidate, and con
cluded as follows: "The electors must ask
him whether he intends to goto Parlia
ment as the place-hunter he has always been,
or as an Independent Nationalist. If the
reply is ambiguous, away with this dishon
est, time-serviug politician." Mr. Parnell's
voice is extremely hoarse. The reporters
are intensely annoyed by the mysterious
changes he makes iu his plans. He has now
abandoned his proposed visit to Limerick,
and will remain in Kilkenny until the elec
tion takes place. He has come to this de
cision notwithstanding the fact that every
thing has been arranged for tbe visit.
Placards announcing his coming have been
posted in Waterford and Limerick, and his
agents m those places havo appealed to bira
to keep bis promises, but he insists upon
remaining here until theelectiou.
Valentine B. Dillon, jr., alderman of the
Rotunda ward of Dublin, has written a
letter to the Freeman's Journal, statiug
that Messrs. John Dillon aud William
O'Brien are still hopeful of effecting a com
promise with Mr. Parnell.
Father Murphy, parish priest of Kii
managh, couuty Kilkenny, in a letter to
tbe Freeman's Journal, remonstrates
against the clerical attacks that have been
made on Mr. Parnell. He insists that the
people have as good a right as the priests
to form a judgment on the political ques
tion, while repudiating Mr. Parnell as a
moral guide. .
Four well-known Irish newspapers have
declared openly for Mr. Parnell. One of
them, the Leinster Leader, which is v pub
lished every Saturdayfat Naas, County Kil
dare. rnd of wnich Mr. James
L. Carew. M. P.. and Mr. James"
Leahy, M. P., are the proprietors, holds
that it is the dnty of every member of the
Nationalist party to stand firm by the man
who welded the Irish into the greatest
force in politics, the man who has never yet
misled the people. If he is loyally sup-
Eorted now, the Leader says, he will crown
is achievements by tbe deliverance of the
nation. Tbe other papers are the Western
People, published at Ballina, County Mayo;
the Westmeath Examiner, published at
Mnllingar, County Westmeath," and the
Derry Journal, published at Londonderry.
They all published articles to the same
effect as the one published by the Leader.
Mr. Sextonis ill and has canceled his en
gagements to speak in Tipperary. Mr.
Davitt will replace him.
The Frernan's Journal says that Mr. Fran
cis Xavier O'Brien, treasurer of the Nation
al League, refuses to pay the salaries of the
league officials on the grounds that they
are not neutral. """
In an interview at Kilkenny to-day Mr. '
Davitt expressed the belief that Sir John
Pope Hennessey, tbe anti-Parnell candi
date for Parliament from Kilkenny, would
receive a majority of at, least 1,500. It
might possibly reach 2,000. Mr. Davitt said
be had addressed three meetings during tbe
day, at each of which much enthusiasm
was shown. The miners, he declared, would
vote for Hennessey almost to a man. Mr.
Davitt said he would not have taken up
tbe fignt against Mrv Parnell had the latter
not seized United Ireland, which was as
much his property as it was Mr. ParnelVs.
Mr. Justin McCarthy will arrive at Kil
The dispute in regard to the right of the
drawing upon the funds of the National
League has caused the bank in which the
league's moneys are' deposited to order its
branches not to honor checks to evicted
tenants by that organization. In conse
quence of this action many families are de
prived of tbe eustenance that they have
received weekly from the league, and they
must either suffer greatly or go to the poor
house. The laborers on tbe railway that is
being built from Galwav to Clifden have
struck for an increase of wages. The road
is being built by tbe government, and the
work was started as a part of Mr. Balfour's
scheme for the relief of unemployed work
men. This will add to the distress.
The Bishop of Ossor, whose diocese in
cludes Killkenny, has. issued a strong ad
dress against Mr. Parnell. He reminds the
electors that even a small minority in favor
of Parnell will encourage him to pursue
his "fell work of dividing tbe Irish nation."
Departure of the Irish Envoys.
New York, Dec. 13. The steamers that sailed
from here to-day for Europe carried a number of
well-known and important people, Among them
were three of the Irish envoys Mr. William
O'Brien and Mr. T. P. Gill sailed in the Nether
land steamer Obdam, for Rotterdam. The
steamer will touch at Boulojrne-Sur-Mere, France,
where they will be landed. Mr. Timothy Har
rington sailed on the Cunard Aurania, for
GAS AT THEIR VERY DOORS.
Strong Flow of the Natural Fuel Struck in the
Heart of the City of Pittsburg.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 13. As one of the
attractions the management of the Pitts
burg Exposition Society contracted with
the Pittsburg Oil-well Supply Company to
drill an oil well upon the exposition
grounds during :1 the recent, exhibition.
Drilling was commenced early in Septem
ber, and progressed with varying regular
ity, until to-day the drill penetrated the
third sand at a depth of 1.0S5 feet, and pro
ceedings were brought to a sudden close by
a terrlfio How of natural eras. The
location of the well is at tbe point
or junction of the Allegheny and
Monoogahela rivers. During the day,
while preparations forjeontimng the unex
pected flow of gas wpTe in progress, the
natural fuel belched) forth with so great a
noise that conversation within a block of the
well was almost impossible. The gas was
controlled to-night andi gauge taken. The
"flow showed a yocieprer lire ;of four hun
dred pounds to the inchy This quantity of
gas is sufficient to supply fifty puddling
furnaces of the largest size. The gas is
pronounced of tbe finest quality. Upon
further development it is believed that the
pressure will be much greater. The well
will be drilled deaper at once. Several
manufacturers within the city limits are
arranging to drill for i gas f on 'their own
property. This is the first time" gas has
been struck in paying quantities in the
city, the gas being pined here from outside
the city limits. The discovery of gas at the
Exposition grounds has caused much ex
John A. Hlestand, Ex-Editor and EzCon
gressman from Pennsylvania.
Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 13. Ex-Congressman
John A. Heistand died this morning at
1 o'clock, at the Stevens House, of paresis,
after a long illness.. . -
John A. Hiestand was born sixty yean
ago in East Donegal township, Lancas
ter county, Pennsylvania. He read law,
and was admitted to the bar in 1849.
He was elected to the State Legisla
ture in 1853, 1853 and 1856, and to the
State Senate in 1S60. In .1871 he was ap
pointed by President Grant to the office of
naval officer at the port of - Philadelphia,
a position which he held for eight years.
In 1S84 he was elected, to: Congress on tba
Republican ticket, and Was re-elected in
1886. For overthirty years Mr. Hiestand
was the propietor and editor of the Lancas
ter Examiner. In 1880 he sold out his inter
est in the paper and retired from business.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 13. Chester II.
Hitchcock, aged eighty, died at his home in this
city, last night, of paralysis. Mr. Hitchcock was
well known on the-Pacltio coast and in the
Northwest. In 1819 he went to California, and
engaged in mercantile and shipping pursuits,
and invested largely In real estate. Later he
went into Minnesota, and, with others, founded
a settlement that Is now the citv of Kt. Paul. As
the oity rew he Invested in builainjrs, and en
gaged, in the carriage business. He leaves two
sons and three daughters.
Cincinnati, Dec. 13. Mr. Seth Evans, a well
known citizen, died suddenly this morning at
his residence iu Clifton, of heart disease.
Strange Disappearance. .
Special to the Tndianapolis Journal.
Madison, Ind., Dec. 13.-E. B. Lepper.of Tit-,
fin, O., came highly recommended as a carriage
trimmer and took employment, Wednesdaywith
Fischer & Rlchert, of this city. Thursday he
stepped out, saying he would return when
the room got warmer. : Since then , noth
ing has been seen of him, and foul
play is suspected. He kept his valise with eloch
uig and valuable e fleets at James Uorten's, with
whom he boarded.
Mangled by Maichluery.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
Wabash, Dec. 13. Arthur Burrell, one of the
proprietors of the Lack flourlng-mllls of this city,
narrowly escaped a frightful death last night.'
He went to the third floor of the mill to adjust
the machinery, and, approaching too near the
cogs, his right coat-sleeve was caught and almost
Irresistably he was drawn to the wheels, wb1ch
tore the sleeve from bis arm, bruising the liuib
and tearing a great mag of flesh from his breast,
laying bare the arteries.
Special to the Indisnapolls Journal.
Wabash, Ind., Deo. 13. George Lyon, a young
man residing near Lafontalne, this county, is
wanted for stealing $150 from the store of J. W.
Biliter, at Llnconville, last night. Lyon had
been in tbe habit of coming Into the store and
sitting down in a window near the desk to read
the paper. After his visit last evening Mr. Bil
iter discovered that a pocket-book containing the
amount stated had been taken.
Aged Couple Fatally Beaten.
New Castle, Ind., Dec 13. One of the most
horrible crimes this section- ever knew, occurred
near here last night. An " unknown robber at
tacked Asa Wallace and wife, an aged couple,
and beat them fatally, and then, taking $1,000,
DREADFUL WORK OF FLAUES
One Han Killed and Others Injured in a
'Conflagration at Washington, Ind.
College Frolic Ends in the Fatal Burning of
Two Yonng Women, While Haifa Dozen
More Fall Victims in a Lesser Degree.
Failing'Walls in a Missouri Town Kill a
Man and Wound Many More.
Three Structures Destroyed at New Albany
Risked His Life for His Money-Half a
Million Goes Up in Smoke in the East
WASHINGTON'S WORST FIRE.
One Man Killed and Several Injured Loss,
Special to the In Aianapolis J ournaL
Washington, Ind., Dec. 13. About 7
o'clock this evening fire was discovered in
the Wakelield livery stable. The building
was filled with hay, and the flames spread
so rapidly as to defy control by the fire de
partment, reaching ont to other buildings.
Ingersoll's saloon, Hyatt's dry-goods store,
Sam Smith's hardware store, 0. H. Brann's
grocery and several other stores were com
pletely wiped out. Ths losses will reach
65,000, with $47,000 insurance. Several
firemen were badly'injured by an explosion
of oil-barrels, and George Howard, a by
stander, was killed by a horse. It waa
Washington's biggest fire.
TRAGEDY AT A FROLIC.
Two Young .Women Fatally Burned and
Many Others Less Severely.
Akron, 0., Dec 13. At a birthday cele
bration in the Buchtel College, this even
ing, thirty lady students were gathered in
a . society's library building. They
were entertained by eight, wh wore
masks and loose flowing gaimeuts,
with high hats, covered with cotton. The
hat of Miss Aurelia Steigmier, of Utica, N.
Y., caught fire and communicated to the
entire party. Every effort was made to
save theyonng ladies, whose screams were
heard throughout the great building, and
whose blazing costumes seemed to till the
Miss Mary Stevens, of Clifton Springs, N.
Y had every particle of clothing burned
from her body, and rolled over and over in
the center of the room, where a little group
tried to extinguish the flames. Miss Steig
mier was burned from head to foot and both
will probably die. Two holes were burned
in tbe floor, but the fire was extinguished.
The others injured are: Miss Mary Baker,
of Fort Plain, N. Y neck, face - and chest
charred to a cinder; Aurelia Warwick,
Storm Lake, la., severely burned; also,
Diana Haynes, Abeline. Kan.; Myr
tie Baker, Peru, O.; Eva Dean,
Storm Lake, III; Addio Bnchtel, Colum
bia. Kan., niece of John R. Butobel, of this
city, founder of the cfilege; Kstello Mason,
Magadore, 0., and Dora Merrill, Williams
port, Pa. The dormitories of the college
were turned into hospitals, and a corps of
physicians called, but it is feared the two
first named ladies cannot live.
BURIED IN DEBRIS.
One Man Killed and Several Injured at a
Fire In KirkYllle, Mo.
Kirkville, Mo., Dec 13. At an early
hour this morning fire broke out in the fur
niture and hardware store of P. M. Smith,
on the northwest corner of the publio
square, and before the firemen could do
anything the flames, had leaped across
the street to the Masonic temple
the lower floor ofj which was occupied by
town and connty offices.! The fire then
spread to a vacant building adjoining, and
to the jewelry store of William Hart. All
these houses were completely destroyed,
but their contents, with the exception of
stock of fnrniture and hardware ofiP. M.
Smith, were saved. The wall of the build
ing adjoining the jewelry store fell on
the latter, burying in the debris
several - persons . who - were at
tempting to escape from the flames.
Following is a list of casualties: Killed
Volney Sweet. Injured H. M. Sheeps.
slightly; Mrs. Rose Bunker, severe internal
injuries and scalp torn; will probably die;
Price, seriously, but not fatally hurt:
Fred Sweet, severe injuries, not necessarily
fatal; Wm. Hart, leg crushed to a jelly. It
is feared more are buried beneath - the
ruins. The pecuniary ices will aggregate
between $40,000 and $50,000; insured.
HAD BLAZE AT - .NEW ALBANY.
Three Building- Destroyed Risked Bis Life
for His Money.
Special to the InaianapoUs Journal.
New Albany, Ind., Dec. 13. A destructive
fire, attended by a' narrow escape from
death, was discovered this morning, about
12:80 o'clock, in the saloon and
residence ' of Michael - Dowd. The
flames had gained considerable headway
before the firemen arrived, and spread to
the surrounding property before they could
be subdued. Mr. Dowd's? house was de
destroyed with all its contents. While tho
place was a mass of flames Mr. Dowd re
membered that be had forgotten a purse
containing the savings of years,
and before he could be restrained, he dart
ed into the burning building. Securing
the wallet, he turned to leave the house,
but his way was barred by a large scant
ling which had fallen across the
door. Overcome by the heat be
sank to the floor unconscious,
and was dragged from his perilous position
by H. O. Kepner, captain of No. 1 hook and
ladder company. The loss to Mr. Dowd
will aggregate $3,500, on which there is
about 1,200 insurance in the Glens Falls
and Germania companies. The cottage of
Eliza Hogan was damaged to the amount
of $800.. The two-story residence of Louis
Spicer was also partly destroyed, his loss
being $1,000. There was no insurance on
these houses. This' is the third disastrous
fire which has occurred fn this city during
the past month. '
HALF A MIIXION LOSS.
Destructive Flames at Providence Caoght
by a Falling Wall.
Pkovtdkxce, B. L, Dec 13. At 2:50 o'clock
this afternoon a cash boy in the clothing store of
tho J. B. Barnaby Company, occupying the
greater part of the fouretory brick block known
as the Dorrance Building, rau up from the base
ment and shouted to the clerks and customers
on the main flor that the cellar was all afire
The ' fire had obtained great headway
when the tire apparatus arrived. The
Barnaby Company employed one hundred
persons in the building, some of them women in
tbe cloak department on the second floor and
the cutting-rooms ou the fourth floor; The
women were taken out speedily and without
contusion. One of the work women made a mis
step on the the escape and fell Her clothing
caught on an iron projection of tbe fire escape
and broke her fall, and she landed in the arms
of a fireman. ' "
On the west of the Dorrance Building was
the smaller H. T. Root Building, with free-stone
front, and its roof was fifteen or twenty feet
lower than the Dorrance Building. This wall,
projecting above tbe Root Building, crashed in
the roof of tbe Root Building, ret king the
work-shop of the Plymouth Rock Pants Com
pany in the npper story. The roof of the Dor
rance Building . fell, in soon after, and as
floor after floor gave way it was seen
the loug east wall, fronting on Dorrance
street, was likely to fall. One hook and-ladder
truck was taken out of danfterjustin time. Truck
Nc 2, however, could not be taken out, and the
wall fell Into the street with a thunderous crash,
smashing the truck into inch bits. The danger
ous situation was known, and all but two men
were out of the way. These were Orrln Mowry,
member of truck o. 2 and a member of the Bos
touflre department Mowrjrlghtleg was broken.
The Boston man had a scalp wound. Beside the
J. B. Barnaby Company and Fessenden Bros.,
the tenants iu the building were George II. Tay
lor & Co., watch-makers end Jewelers; Irfjuis A.
Clarke, electrician: the National Band Com-
Eany, The losses and Insurance, as "near as can
e estimated, are: Building, Low estate,
loss, $75,000; insurance , $60,000; J. B. Barna-
i,Lwx ,PomPan''. l088' $x.0oo. insurance,
200.000. Taylor, los, $15,000. insurance,
8.500. Clarke, loss, 1 1.000; Insurance. $900.
ThoNational Band's loss is small. The II. E.
Root Building was damaged $5,000 by crushing
of the roof and by water; covered by Insurance.
Pottstow.v, Pa., Dec. 13.-A disastrous fire
occurred here. The loss will rearh $150,000.
Among the heaviest looses are R. M. Boot, $13,
000; L. and W. Beeober. $50,000; A. Evans. $15,
000; John R. Shaner, $ 15.000; IL Leopold, $20,
000; WV H. Smith (ou building) $10,000, and the
assignees of D. K. Hatfield (on building) $18,
OOO. The Insurance will not . cover the loss. At
3 o'clock this morning Reading wai asked for
assistance, and two tire engines were sent from
there, and were continued in service until the
progress of the fire had been arrested at 9 o'clock.
Chicago, Dec 13. The boner-house of the Illi
nois steel-mills at Forty-second and Ashland ave
nue was destroyed by Are early this morning,
which will necessitate the closing of the plant
for an indefinite time. The fire was caused by
the explosion of accumulated gasses In the
feeder pipe. Tho loss will reach $30,000.
Rochester, Pa., Dec 13.-The planlng-mill of
William Miller burned to-night. Also, Kearchcr's
flour-mill, the freight depot, Tower's livery, pub
lic hall and Pendleton Bros. Ss Co.'a fire-brickworks.
Total loss, $50,000; Insurance, $23,000.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 141:30 a. m. The town
of Minden, in Kearney county, hi on fire. Eight
business bouses, involving a loss of $25,000,
have already been destroyed, and there is little
hope of subdnlng the flames. '
Muxcie, Ind., Deo. 13. At midnight to-night
a small blaze on the roof of the artificial gas
works caused the department to be called out.
The timely discovery and good work of firemen
saved the big structure.
Saratoga, N. Y., Dec 13 The handsome sum
mer residence of Supreme Court Judge Putnam,
a mile from this village, wa totally destroyed
by fire this evening. lxss, $25,000; Insurance
LaPorte, Ind., Dec 13. Swansea & Sons"
wagon and carriage-shop, in this city, was dam
aged by tire, this evening. $1,500. The stock
was insured, but tte building was not
m i t
FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Coal-Miners Selected to JLead the Eighth
Hour Fight Closing Proceedings.
Detroit, Dec. 13. The last session of the
Federation of Trades began on time this
morning with a good attendance. Thft con
vention decided to influence the appoint
ment of women factory inspectors and the
organization of women; to refer to the ex
ecutive board certain requests to assist in
the organization of a number of trades;
not to legislate on the request of themosaio
tile-layers of New York city against the K.
of L. The committee on grievances re
ported tbe strike at Beaver Falls, Pa., and
their request for assistance was referred to
the executive committee. The trades and
labor council of California was suspended
until a subordinate union paid up its as
sessment. ' A resolution aimed at the sweat
ing system in New York, asking that a con
gressional oommittee be asked for to inves
tigate, was passed. Another asking for the
repeal A the conspiracy law in New York
was also passed. Regarding the struggles
going en in New York between the Knights
of Labor and the Trades' Union, the ex
pression of the convention was against an
tagonizing the Knights, .but referred all
complaints to the executive committee.
Chairman Foster, of the special commit
tee on tbe eight-hour law, reported that
they reaffirmed tbe idea of the eight-hour
day; that the campaign adopted in 1800 be
followed, and that the federation assess the
unions 2 cents per week per capita for five
weeks to procure the funds. They left the
choice of the unions to the executive com
mittee, but recommended the coal-miners
as the proper people to follow the carpen
ters. After some further debate the com
mittee retired for conferences, and shortly
after reported in favor of the selection of
the coal-miners to lead the eight-hour fight.
A unanimous vote adopted the report.
A delegate took occasion to remark that
the xniuers' fight would not be like that of
the carpenters. The iron and steel-workers
would be affected and so,aleo,the engin
eers. Something might be done by those
trades, not in the way of money, but in
other 'ways. Delegate, Prosser said the
iron and steel-workers were ready to go
out with the miners. President Gompers
said both employers and employes would
feel the importance of tbe demand for eight
hours by the coal-miners.
On the adoption of she -amended consti
tution tbe eonvention .proceed to fix the
salaries. After the convention got in and
out of a parliamentary snarl they fixed the
salaries ai ine present ngure. me -convention
then went into executive session
on the question of boycotts.
After i four hoars7 executive session the
doors were thrown open and the result of
the deliberations of .the session were dis
cussed. The boycott on certain Pittsburg
theaters was disapproved of. The boycott
against the St. Louis breweries was reaf
firmed, as was the one against Fleishman
& . Co., the yeast manufacturers. After
opening the doors abort addresses were
made by the officers-elect, which were after
the usual order of such speeches. Delegate
Morgan then stored the last point by intro
ducing tbe final resolution of the conven
tionpetitioning the .management of the
world's fair to make no distinction in classi
fying exhibits made by male or female
workers.1 The convention then adjourned
sine die. ;.r - : - .'
Printers Con vlcteVi 4f Boycotting.
SaciumextS Cal., Dec 13. The ease of con
tempt against six persons for disobeying an in
junction of the Superior Court in conducting a
boycott against the Evening Bee was concluded
to-day. W. W. Cutchberti president of the Ty
pographical Union; J. D. Laing.' manager of the
paper published by the boyootters, and O. M.
Sicilian, assistant thereon, were each fined
$20, but the court stated that further disobe
dience would be punished severely. Tho other
defendants were discharged for want of evi
Granite-Cotters Win. a Victory.
Coxcord, N. H.,. Dec. 13. The arbitrators to
whom was referred the dispute as to the time of
the payment of wages existing between the New
England Granite Company aud their cutters
have announced their decision. The majority
decide that wages be paid on the company's
time, while the third member holds the other
way. The decision of the majority is a victory
for the men, and is in accord with the position
assumed by them at the outset.
Alabama Miners Weakening.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 13. There are indica
tions of an early settlement of the coal-miners'
strike. The men at Blue Creek mines, It ts said,
have asked permission of the miners union to
return to work at the old rates, and will go back
Monday. A few men have gona to work at somo
of the Btnaller mines aud man? of tbe strikers are
much discouraged. If the strikers return to
work it will be at the old prices.
Union Pacific Switchmen.
Chevexnfje, Wyo., Dec"' 13. The switchmen
employed in the Union Paclflo yards at Evans
ton, numbering about fifteen, walked out yes
terday at noon, and there la a blockade at that
Cooper on Strike.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal '
Columuc?, Ind., Dec. 13. Eighteen of the
twenty-two coopers employed by Glanton fc Cot
ton went on strike this evening for an increase in
Serious Freight Train Collisions.
PmsBiTBo, Dec. 13. Freight engine No. 8
ran Into the rear end of an east-bound freight
train on the Panhandle road near the Point
bridge, this city, this morning, wrecking tbe en
gine and one car. Conductor Flood, engineer
Halpec and fireman Chambers and night weigh
master Kissed were painfully but not fatally In
jured. A freight wreck on the Allegheny Val
ley railroad at West Penn Junction demolished
ten cars and seriously injured fireman Jones.
Walla Walla, Wash:, Dec 13. Two freight
trains on the . Union Paclflo collided yesterday
near Coyote station. Brakeman James was in
stantly killed. Engineer Nichols and fireman
Gie&e were seriously injured. Both engines were
telescoped and the track torn up for Dnarlv a
mile. The east-bound train had orders to tide
track for the west-bound freight, but forsouie
reason did not stop. , .
Counterfeiter Ml lea Ogle Convicted.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 13. Miles Ogle, the no
torioua counterfeiter, was conrtcted here, ro
day, of having in his possession and parsing
counterfeit money, ana sentenced to fifteen
years in the penlteuthuy in addition to a flue of
$5,000. The Jury returned a verdict of guilty on
four of the . five counts contained in the Indict
ment, and Judge Hammond gave him the ex:
treme limit pf the law.
Diseased Cattle Sold as Food.
CmcAGo,Dec 13. It is expected that the
grand Jury will next week take up and Investi
gate the allegations that 'lumpy-jawed cattle
have been received at the stockyards, slaugh
tered and sold for food. For some months r aat
there has been a right between tbe State Live
stock Commission and the c'ty Board ct Health
as to the question of Jurisdiction at the yards.
Each body claims the right to inspect the cattle
there and to determine upoi tbe disposition to
be made of those found to be diseased, and each
has been acemdng the other of a desire to w ns
at violation of the law in the way of aiding
diseased meat to find fu way into the cheaper
Mrs. Woodwork's Follower Gives an Incohe
rent Account of Her Alleged Vision.
: - ;,
Special to the InAiasapoils Joarnal.
Muncie, Ind., Dec IS. To-night Miss
K Jth Hughes appeared at the Word worth
revival, and attempted to tell her vision to
the hundreds of anxious people assembled,
but said only a few words and again was
hypnotized, and waa in an unconscious
state at midnight She eald she was in
heaven, and talked with the Sa
vior, who said the world would
soon come to an end, and for her to tell all
the people here to prepare. She saw s
number of people she' knew, among them
one of her brothers. She also saw former
acquaintances burning inthe fiery furnaces
of hell, but would give no names. hua
describing tho appearance of Jesus she fell
in the trance. She has partaken of no food
for seventy-four hours, and no nourish
ment but the sup of water last night,
Three women and one man have been in
a trance in the church for several hours,
with excitement intense. The 'audience
could no'i be gotten out of the church to
night until the lights were darkened, com
pelling thonsands to look for their wives
and children with matches.-
A whisky-flask was thrown through a
window, badly injuring Mrs. Geo. Lamb, &
lady in the audience, who was hit in the
face. Miss Hughes will finish her vision
when she regains consciousness.
G rover Cleveland, John G. Carlisle and other
distinguished Democrats will speak at the Re
form Club dinner to be given in New York on the
evening of Dec. 23, in celebration of the result of
the late election.
JackHawley, one of the mott daring horse
thieves Montana ever produced, waa captured
at West Liberty, la. Three years ago he stole
1,500 ponies from a Montana ranchman, took
them to Texas add sold them for $65,550.
Work has been resumed at Buckridge and
Cameron collieries, near Shamokln, Pa. At ail
the collieries of the Beading company in that
region the working time haa been increased three
hours per day. This will affect 4,000 miners In
John Prince, of Detroit, who died a week ago.
while under the Influence of chloroform, and
whose body has been kept in the hone that ha
would come to life again, will bo burled to-day.
His widow haa at last given up all hope, and be
lieves him dead.
Charles Foster, an Englishman, and a member
of the large bottling firm of M. B. Foster A 6on
Hanover square, London. England, waa killed,
at New York, last night, by falling from the rear
platform of a Broadway car and being crushed
beneath the wheels of a passing truck.
Hon. John M. Fleming, a well-known editorial
writer in Tennessee, with whom Congressman
Phelan had the celebrated controversy which
ended by him sending the editor a challenge to
fight a duel, is lying very ill at his hotel in
Knoxvllle with poor chances of recovery.
A west-bound passenger train on the Atlantic
APaciflo road, crashed into the caboose of a
freight near toe Needles, CaL, last Thursday.
One report says that M. A. Thompson, a wealthy
cattle dealer, of Iowa City, was killed and that
five other passengers were fatally injured.
A serious cave-In occurred in the Hollenbeck
mine at Wilkestarre, operated by the Delaware
and Hudson Coal Company, yesterday, which af
fected about twenty acres. All the miners are
taking out their tools. It is not known at this
time now seriously the cave-lu will affect the
working of the mine
Judge Blodgett, of Chicago, yesterday sen
tenced George R. films to fifteen months In JalL
Sims was found guilty of Issuing fraudulent de
crees of divorce purporting to have been issued
by the Probate Court of Bor-elder count r, Utah.
In this way he has divorced hundreds of people
throughout the country.
The directors of the California Athletlo Ont
have completed the preliminary arrangements
for a finish contest between Jake Kllraln and
George Godfrey for $4,500. The match will take
place at Ban Francisco next March, the exact
day to be determined later. The club requested
the directors to match Peter Jackson and Jinx
Corbett. ' -
Militiamen 8. F. Granger. Adolph Glazell, F. C.
Boot, William Binder, William Thomas and Ed
ward Morrison have been bound over at Ann
Arbor, Mich., on the charge of murdering studeut
Q. J. Dennlson, of Toledo, cn the night of Nov.
12 last. Themen.were placed under bonds in
$500 to appear before thd Circuit Court at its
The Briggs Iron and Tool Company, and the
Briggs rolling-mill, of Flndlay, 0 employing
about six hundred hands, shut down yesterday
on account of the gas trustees shutting off the
supply of gas to the plants because the company
refused to pay the increased rates of gas recently
established by the trustees for manufacturing
Bridget Blrkle, one of tae oldest residents of
Bromley. Ky., was burned to death Friday night.
Her chared remains were found in her house
early this morning by neighbors who were at
tracted thither by smoke Issuing from the door
and cracks in the windows. It is supposed the
old lady's clothing caught fire while seated near
the stove. Nothing remained of the chair ex
cept the metal rollere. c ...
George Adams, the Canadian convict, who
was mixed up with Thomas Herrlngton In the
naturalization frauds, at Chicago, at the last
election, was sentenced by Judge Blodgett yes
terday to hve years In the penitentiary. Her
rlngtonis also wanted, but his whereabout la
not known, according to an affidavit made by
State Senator SoL Vanpraag, who is also a de
fendant In the naturalization cases.
Fatally lrjured. ;
fipedal to the Indianapolis Journal.
New Alb ant, ld., Dec 13. John Speedy, a
reralrer in the employ of the Air-line, was
fatally injured in the yards of that company to
day, lie had raised a passenger coach by meant
of jacks, and removed one of the trucks f or the
purpose of making repairs. While at work under
the car the Jack slipped and let the car fall upon
the unfortunate man. When he was takrn from
his perilous position it waa found that his back
and legs had been crushed.
DanTa President Under Arrest.
PiiiLADELrnu, Dec. 13.-Lonis E. Pfeffer, who
was president of the broken Bank of America
aud vice-president of the America Life Insurance
Company, and against whom a warrant was is
sued yesterday by the direction of District At
torney Graham, charging him with rehypothe
cating stocks and conspiracy with George F.
Work and others to defraud and cheat the de
positors and others interested in the bank and
insurance company, was arrested In this city
this morning. Bail was fixed at 20,000.
Held Up in a Crowded Car.
Chicago, Dec 13. Two robbers wearing dia
monds and silk hats lnvaried an Ogd.n-street
car last night and boldly held up Elijah West,
who lives at No. 055 Wct Harrison street The
car was passing along Ogden avenue between
Monroe aud Adams streets, when the men en
tered. They succeeded in getting a gold watch
and some money. The car waa crowded wltii
people at the time Mr. West is seventy years of
.The Monon Cuts Deep Into Hates.
Chicago, Dec 13. The fight between the
Louisville. New Albany & Chicago and the Chi--cago
k Erie lines for the carrying of a party of
two hnndred Knights of Pythias to Dayton, 0
resulted In a victory for the former road. The
Knights broke their contract with the Krle at S5
per ticket for the round trip, and tbe New Al
bany took the party last night at $2. Tbe ques
tion is naw whether a passenger rate war will
grow out of iL . -.
Short In Ills Accounts.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec 13. A shortage of f 50
was discovered this morning in the accounts of
Jl F. Wollf. book-keeper for P. A. Gross A Co.,
wholesale milliners, aud h was asked to explain
it. lie said be would do so, but soon afterward
disappeared, und has not since been seen.
Further investigation showed a defalcation of
$3,000, and It may prove larger. .
Comfort for Alarmed Methodist Urethras.
Feminine ambition does not seek polit
ical domination, ac-1. after feminine repre
sentation has been soured, it will probablr
be found more difficult to secure any larga
number of feminine representatives to tha
General Conference, or any very active
participation ou their part in the proceed,
mgs of the conference, than it haa been to
get the door open for their incoming
There are many Congregational churches
we presume a majority, and. if we mistake
not, a large majority of Baptist churches,
in which women have the same ecclesi
astical power as the men, but tbe cases are
very rare. if. indeed, they have ever occur
red, in which the lines have been dis
tinctly drawn between the sexes, aud the
men have found themselves under what is
opprobriously called "petticoat' govern
ment. . THE Indiana School Journal says of Ftanler'a
u ...v mi, tit iorv or
the thrilling experience of a brave ben. wonder
fully well told. In mechanical execution tte
book la admirable, Pair. prlnt-nnd illustrations
are all of the finest, and the publishers have
spared no pains in binding or EnUh." it is readr
for Chrtttaaa at 33 West Maryland street, li.