Newspaper Page Text
my wishes, for your faithfulness will be recognised by your loving lv>uis when we rued not think of this time any longer.” This was signed "Your Louis,” In another, this mixture of sentiment and thrift continues. “But now, beloved Christine, one thing is in the play, and that is the trial costs money, and much money, and all the money I have is in your posses sion. I believe it is just as good in your hands p.n in mine. Now. Christine, please be comforted. The factory is closed; that does not matter. We have got fifteen months’ time to keep possession of the same, consequently time enough to make money out of it. I have two people on hand who want to buy the place for $150,- 000. The entire debts amount to $75,000. Certainly, they only want the business. I should run it for them. That will leave us a nice surplus. Now, my beloved friend, these tw T o attorneys are blood-suckers. What do you think about it if you and Arnold would make a contract with Vin cent or some other good attorney and pay so much down and the balance when 1 am free?” The State claims that the letters are of the highest importance as establishing be yond question the motive for the alleged murder of Mrs. Luetgert. A niece of Mrs. Luetgert and two other women while on the witness stand to day' identified the rings taken from the vat as being the property of Mrs. Luetgert. The niece said she at one time had bor rowed the rings and w'orn them. Gottlieba Sohimpke. fourteen years of age, testified that on the night of the disappearance of Mrs. Luetgert she saw' at about 11 o’clock as she was returning from a dance the de fendant and his wife enter the factory. This was at the time when the watchman w'as absent. Luetgert having sent him on an errand to the drug store. On cross-ex amination the girl broke down badly and denied several things she had previously said. She was given time to compose her self and took the chair again. She broke down a second time, and then the court took matters into his own hands and asked her if she saw' Mrs. Luetgert enter the fac tory that night in company with her hus band. She was very positive that she had seen them. S ATI RO W'S TKSTIMOVY. Crash of People Cannes an Accident— Mrs. Feldt’* Evidence. CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—The h’eadlong rush of people anxious to hear the Luetgert trial and see the leading character in the now famous case almost resulted in a tragedy to-day. On account of the great crow’ds which have been gathering iri the Criminal Court building all w’eek. the elevators havte been forbidden to stop at the second floor. To-day the floor near the elevator shaft was packed with people who had just been denied passage up the stairway to the courtroom and, exasperated by the firmness of the big deputies, they made a rush just as an elevator was passing. As the car Blipped by the level of the floor the heavy Iron door fell into the elevator with a crash, carrying several people with it The ele vator conductor stopped the car with a jerk and the would-be passengers, all badly scared and more or less bruised, were pick ed up. Had the car ascended a few feet further some fatalities would undoubtedly have resulted. When the trial was resumed this morning additional witnesses appeared to identify' the rings found in the vat. Luetgert con sulted frequently with his counsel and once rose up in his place and carefully examined the ring with the Initials ”L. L.” in the inside, and w hich, according to the witness es for the state, were Mrs. Luetgert’s wed ding rings. Frieda MullVr, a niece of Mrs. Luetgert, was the first witness. She said the rings were the ones which Mrs. Luet gert wore habitually. Mrs. Christina Pearce, of 656 Clybourn avenue, followed. She said sh’e had known Mrs. # Luetgert since she (the witness) was a small girl. Mrs. Luetgert, before her marriage to the sausage maker, lived at thte .house of the witness’s mother. She Jaid that at a picnic a year ago, which Mrs. aietgert attended, the w'edding ring was the subject of a conversation, in which it was remarked that Mrs. Luetgert wore no other jewelry except h'er wedding ring. On cross-examination the witness said she had never seen the wedding ring off Mrs. Luet gert’s hand and knew nothing of the ini tials in it, but identiiied It from its size and general appearance. Mrs. Anna Gieser, of Chicago Heights, was a servant in the Luetgert household up to the fall of 1883. She identified the wedding ring and the small guard ring worn with it positively. The witness pro duced a photograph of herself, taken in 1888, w T hen she wore the two rings. Mrs. Luetgert, she said, offered her the rings to have her picture taken. MRS. FELDT'S EVIDENCE. Therte was a sensation when Mrs. Chris tine Feldt, of 151 Clybourn avenue, was called as a witness for the state. Mrs. Feldt is the widow whose name has been sc often mentioned In connection with the case. It was believed she would be one of the main witnesses for the defense, but she had not been before th’e jury two minutes when it became apparent that she had gone over to the prosecution. She produced a bundle of letters written to her by Lutet gert in his cell in the jail and carried to her home by Luetgert's son Arnold. The letters were filled with endtearing terms. They began “Beloved Dear Christine," or “Beloved Christine,” and in them Luetgert told of the sufferings hte was enduring as an innocent prisoner in the jail. Inspector Schaack and his officers were referred to as the "gang’’ that was after him and the police were frequently referred to as “dogs.” Luetgert over and over again as sured his correspondent that he would overcome the police and "be with her again a frete man.” Mrs. Feldt testified that Luetgert told her months ago that he cared more for Mary Simmering, the servant, than he did for his wife. She said she visited his house May 5 and asked Mary Simmering where Mrs. Luetgert was. Mary replied that she had gone down town and would be back soon. The witness then asked Luetgert about it and he told her Mary had lieu to her and that his wife had disappeared. Luetgert said his wife had on former occa sions left him for several days without any explanation and he did not know where she had gone. He then made the state ment that he cared more for Mary than he did for his wife. The witness told of a visit- to Luetgert at the jail. The prisoner sent her a request through Judge Vincent, his attorney, to come to the jail. Luetgert then endeavored to persuade her to loan him money to pay for his defense. He asked her. she* said, to put a mortgage on her house in order to raise the money. Mrs. Feldt says she told Luetgert to apply to other friends for money and he told her he had been unable to find any one who would help him. "If you go back on me,” he said, "I will take my life.” The witness said he ought to be ashamed to talk that way on account of his children, and he replied that even his chil dren did not care for his life. She said she then left him. Mrs. Feldt was not cross-examined, for the reason that translations of the letters had not been verified and the letters could not be read to the jury at once. They will be given to the jury and next week the wit ness will be recalled for cross-examination. The letters of Luetgert contained many re quests for money, interspersed with pro testations of affection. Through them all he protested that he was an innocent and persecuted man. A LITTLE GIRL’S TESTIMONY. The next witness was little Gottlieba Sehrimpke. She is fourteen years old, and her testimony was that on the night of May 1 shortly after 11 o’clock she and her sister Annie, returning from a dance on Belmont avenue, passed the Luetgert house. Hqr own home is opposite the Tasch saloon and is close to the sausage factory. The girl said she saw Luetgert and his wife walk around the corner of the factory into the alley in the rear of it. This evidence sus tains the theory of the State that Luetgert took his wife into the factory by way of the furnace room in the absence of the watch man, whom he had sent to the drug store. While being cross-examined the girl became hysterical and had to be removed from the witness chair. After her composure hud been restored the cross-examination pro ceeded, and Gottlieba said she was taken away from her home by the police and locked up as a witness. She pointed but Police Captain Schuettlor as the officer who told her she would be paid money if she .re mained with the police. This was wh<#n ghe cried and wanted to go home to her methsr. On the cross-examination the girl said she knew nothing about the Luetgert case ex cept what the officers told her. Then the court took her in hand, and she said she did not swear that she did not see Luetgert and his wife. Subsequently she said it was her sister, twenty years old, who saw Mr. and Mrs. Luetgert that night and told her mother about It. The State put in evidence & statement in writing purporting to have been made by the girl. Another document, an agreement by which the girl bound her self to remain with Mrs. Emma Karth as & servant for $2 per week and not return to her home, was also put in evidence. At the conclusion of the cross-examina tion Justice Bonnefoi. of Lakeview, testi fied that he had made translations of the letters and that the translations were cor rect. The court then adjourned to next Tuesday morning. Judge Tuthlll said that Monday being a legal holiday he would not hold court. The letters of Luetgert to Mrs. Feldt were not read to the jury, but this will be done Tuesday morning. For the second time the defense in the Luetgert case has demonstrated to its own satisfaction that the theory of the State is wrong concerning the fate of Mrs. Luet gert. Granting even that she is dead, the attorneys for the big sausage maker are tow more confident than ever of their abil ity' to prove that her remains never were , dissolved by the aid of heat and chemicals In the basement of the factory at Hermit ago and Diversey avenues. The cadaver of a man weighing about the same in life as the missing woman was used to-night in the second experiment. The attorneys for the defense refused to talk much about the result of the experiment, but said that the potash would not destroy the body. WILL WED THIS WEEK. Gen. I/Ongstreet, Akcil SO, and Miss Dortch, to Re Married. CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—A special to the Times-Herald from Atlanta, Ga., says: The positive announcement was made to day by the friends of both parties con cerned that the marriage of Miss Ellen Dortch and Gen. James G. Longstreet would be celebrated at noon next Wednes day at the executive mansion in this city'. Arrangements for the ceremony have been perfected by Mrs. Atkinson, wife of Gov ernor Atkinson, and the best man will be former Senator H. W. J. Ham. General Longstreet is eigh-' years old and very deaf. Miss Dortch is twenty-two y'ears old and very pretty'. The general is expecting by every mail his appointment from Pres ident McKinltey as railroad commissioner to succeed Wade Hampton, ana Miss Dortch is a candidate for state librarian. COLLEGES MAY SUFFER PRESBYTERIAN INSTITUTIONS ROBBED BY C. M. CHARNLEY. Coates, at Terre Haute, Among the Losers l>y the Embezzlement of #50,000 of the Aid Fund. -- CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—Charles M. Charnley, who is alleged to have embezzled at least $50,000 from the treasury of the Presby terian board for aid of colleges, is still at large, but although the officials of the American Security Company will not admit the fact, they do not deny that he is away where they can find him at any time they want him. Rumors are freely circulated to the effect that Charnley is being shad owed by the company’s detectives awaiting the possibility' of a settlement of the amount of the alleged defalcation. It is said that an understanding has been ef fected between Charnley’s friends and the surety company, but the present indica tions are that there is little hope of Charn ley being able to make things all right. Daniel T. Hunt, manager of the American Security Company, admits that Charnley was short probably $50,000, and that the company was on his bonds to the extent of $25,000. He could not be induced to say what action the company would take in the matter. Presbyterian colleges and academies are partly dependent upon the board for aid. Fear is expressed that some of them will be seriously embarrassed. Following are the colleges and academies affected by the defalcation: Albany, Oregon; Albert Lea (for women), Minnesota. Alma, Michigan; Bellevue, Nebraska; Coates (for women), Terre Haute, Ind.; German Theological Seminary, Dubuque, la.; Hastings, Ne braska; Highland, Kansas; Montana, Deer Lodge, Mont.; Occidental, Los Angeles, Cal.; Oswego (for women), Kansas; Pierre, South Dakota; Southwest, Del Norte, Col.; Whitworth, Sumner, Wash.; Buena Vista, Storm Lake, la.; Columbia High School, Lebanon, Ky.; Corning, Iowa; Geneseo, Illinois; Glen Rose, Texas; Grassy Cove, Tennessee; Huntsville, Tennessee; Idaho, Caldw’ell, Idaho; Lewis, Wichita, Kan.; Newmarket, Tennessee; Pendleton, Ore gon; Poynette, Wisconsin; Princeton, Ky.; Salt Lake, Utah; Scotland, South Dakota; Union. Anna, 111. Charnley came to Chicago thirty years ago from Philadelphia. He is a Yale gradu ate. and his father was a well-known banker In New' Haven. He was president of the Chicago Cooperage Company, an agent of the First National Bank, and held other responsible positions. “HIGH ROLLER” IN JAIL ARREST OF WILLIAM BOTTO FOR UTTERING A WORTHLESS CHECK. 1 Louisville Youtli W ho Created n Sen sation ly Marrying; the W idow of the Lute Captain Irwin. NEW YORK. Sept. 4.—William Botto, of Louisville, Ky., was arrested to-day charged with issuing a worthless check for $35 on the Louisville Trust Company and passing it on Frank C. Benjamin, of Phila delphia. Botto was held to await a requisi tion from Philadelphia. The police say this bad check is one of a series passed by Bot to in neighboring cities. Lately Botto has been lavishing money on a young woman who takes a conspicuous part in a musical burlesque at a Broadw’ay theater. Botto acquired notoriety by marrying the wealthy widow- of Capt. William Irwin, of Louisville. During his lifetime Captain Irwin was president of the Louisville and Indiana Ferry Company and was also prom inent In many other corporations. He was an accredited millionaire, and on his death his widow and twenty-one-year-old son Gay came into possession of the vast estate. Gay Irwin was a sporting man and kept a string of racing horses. Y'oung Irwin and Wm. Botto became acquainted, and, having tastes in common, soon became fast friends. Botto is the son of a Louis ville merchant and was a prominent figure in Louisville society. Early last spring lr w'in and Botto purchased anew string of running horses and entered them at the New r Orleans meeting. Mrs. Irwin accom panied her son to the races and there be came acquainted with Botto. The latter placed bets on the races for the Irwins with so much success that they were invariably winners. Botto had been going a rapid pace and his father cut off his allowance. Botto knew that the Irwins were worth a good deal of money and he ingratiated himself in the good graces of the widow. Gay Ir win died and Botto consoled the widow ana eventually proposed marriage to her ana was accepted. A year previous to this he had secretly married a pretty girl at Cin cinnati. He told the widow that this mar riage was only a joke, and for a monetary consideration, it was said in Louisville, he managed to get the girl to consent to a divorce. Early in July Botto. then twenty years old, was married to Mrs. Irwin, who was fifty-two years old. Louisville w r as shocked at the disparity in the ages of the pair. Mrs. Botto sent her husband on a honey moon trip by himself. Botto came to this city with a valet and one or two servants. His wife allowed him $4,000, then $3,000 and subsequently SI,OOO, making SB,OOO in all. He got rid of the first $4,000 in tw’o weeks. When this w'as exhausted he wrote for more. With the last SI,(XK) came the im perative command to start for home. Bot to. it is said, snent the last SI,OOO on the actress. It is supposed that when Botto got his remittances from his wife it was by drawing on the Louisville Trust Com pany, w'here the funds were deposited. When all the allowance ran out Botto con tinued the making of checks and passing them indiscriminately on people who were impressed with his wealth when he did have money. It is said that Botto’s wife arrived in the city yesterday and is visit ing friends. She could not be found to night. Uhenp (inn Franchise Vetoed. DENVER, Col., Sept. 4.—Mayor McMur ray has vetoed the ordinance granting a franchise to a now gas company, which agreted to furnish gas to customers at a grtatly reduced rate. Accompanying the message was a proposition from the Den ver Consolidated Gas Company to lease the plant to the city at a yearly rental of t pnr rent, on a valuation to be fixed by a committee of experts. Thte mayor is* a strong advocate of municipal ownership of gas, w-ater and similar plants. I’HE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1897. LYNCHING IN PENDLETON ♦ NARROWLY AVERTED BY PROMPT ACTION OF THE OFFICERS. Gin** Workers Wanted Revenge on a Farmer for Mashing the Skull of Benjamin Mason. - Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PENDLETON, Ind., Sept. 4.— The prompt action of Marshal Cook and Deputy Prose cutor Goodrich in getting Farmer William Jones out of jail and putting him in a se cret place was probably all that prevented a lynching here to-night. A crowd of In furiated glass workers gathered to wreck vengence on the farmer for mashing the head of Benjamin Mason, one of their fel low'-workmen. Mason came here to-day from Alexandria looking for work and was with a number of Pendleton glass workers back of Lackey’s saloon at 8 o’clock to night. Farmer Jones got in the crowd and a fight followed, no one seems to know' how. The farmer w’as crazed with liquor and picking up a brick hurled it at the glass workers. It struck Mason in the tem ple and he fell with a groan. His head was mashed and he w r as supposed to be dead. The crowd took after the farmer, who was captured and lodged in Jail. Dr. Alexander examined Mason and found a serious concussion of the brain. At mid night he was still unconscious and there is little hope that he will ever regain con sciousness. It is not known where Jones w'as taken, but It is supposed he was driven to the jail at Anderson. ♦ OLD MURDER REC ALLED. Sam Mnrley. Long-M issing Criminal, Unptured in Missouri. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. DECATUR, Ind., Sept. 4. Sheriff Ash baucher has just received word from offi cers at Carthage, Mo., that Sam Marley, who Is wanted for murder here several years ago, had been captured there. About fourteen years ago Marley, with Fred Rich ards and Charles Werst, brutally murdered an old man named Amos Backesto, near this city. Richards came near being lynched and he and Wert are now serving life sen tences in prison for the crime. Marley made his escape. The murder of Backesto created the greatest excitement ever known here. Richards w’as taken from the officers, dragged to the fair grounds and came near being lynched by an angry mob. Timely in terference of leading citizens saved his necK. Marley will be brought back for trial at once. PROSPECTS FOR DE PAIVV. More Students than Ever, an cl Athlet ics to Be Boomed. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENCASTLE, Ind., Sept. 4.—The pres ident and faculty of De Pauw University have assurances that the coming year will be one of the most prosperous in quality of work and largest in point of attendance that the university has ever known. The demand for rental property in this city is heavier than in previous years so far in advance of the opening, and a larger num ber of families than usual will move here to educate their children. The increase in prosperity and abundant w’heat crop are believed to be responsible for the glowing outlook. A professor who has long been in De Pauw faculty said to-day that he had for years kept tab on the effect of a good w heat crop'on the attendance at universi ties, and had noticed that good wheat meant a large attendance. A specially interesting programme is be ing prepared for Wednesday, Sept. 22, opening day of the new school year. The faculty, months ago, secured a promise from Governor Mount that he would on that day be present and make an address. Coupled with this will be interesting fea tures, such as special music and other short addresses. A large attendance of Meth odist ministers, laymen and alumni is ex pected, and the year will be given a most enthusiastic send-off. The prospects for a large freshman class were never better. The summer’s campaign in the interest of the university has not been without fruit. The statement made at the close of last year in regard to the condition of the en dowment fund and a deficiency for this year has spurred the Methodists of the State to greater endeavor, and the better times give every indication that the needed financial aid will be forthcoming. The accession of Dr. W. H. Hickman to the faculty as vice chancellor gives much assurance that there will be a substantial increase In the endowment, w’hich will mean enlarged facilities in various depart ments. Dr. Hickman’s ability in this line Is marked, and he wdll begin active field duty with the close of the conference year next w'eek. President Gobin is rounding up a summer of hard work. He has taken no vacation since the close of the last term, but has steadily employed his time in working up the attendance, and Is greatly encouraged over the outlook. The board of trustees wrs fortunate in having to make but one change in the faculty of liberal arts. This is In the military department, where Lieut, is. V. Ham succeeds Lieut. S. P. Vestal, Prof. H. B. Langden, of • . e department pf German, and Miss Ida Blanche Weaver, of the French department, have been spending the summer in study in Europe in their special lines. The changes in the academy w'ill be few. Prof. B. A. May, the new principal, comes highly recommended, and is a man of fine attainments in general and a very superior teacher in Latin and English. Prof. May will be a valuable rep resentative of the college in county insti tute work. Prof. O. P. Hoover and Lieut. H. P. Mclntosh, the new’ teachers of Greek and mathematics, respectively, come highly indorsed, and are well known and popular. The latter, in addition to his work in the academy, will have some classes in the college of liberal arts. The prospect for fall athletics were never better, and a strong football team is al ready in sight. Among the new men in view' are Fisher, of Anderson, brother of Chauncey Fisher, the Brooklyn baseball pitcher; Charles Baird, of Portland, who for three years has been the star player of the Portland team, which won claims to the championship of northern Indiana; John J. Brookbank, of Liberty, w’ho form erly played with Miami. Baird and Brook- are guards. A center is in prospect ftWn Knightstown and a fast quarterback from Kokomo. These W’ill join forces with Roller, Williamson. Studebaker, Neely and other crack players of last year’s team. In the absence of a State schedule each university team arranges in advance for its games. De Pauw' has filled Thanksgiving date, and will have as an attraction the old-time rivals, the State University team, of Bloomington, the game to occur in this city. Purdue is booked for Oct. 16, and the opening game will be played Oct. 2, prob ably with the Indianapolis University team. MONUMENT TO DEMOCRACY. Rotten Courthouse nt Greeneastle Cost Fifty Years Ago. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENCASTLE, Ind., Sept. 4.—The court house of Putnam county is celebrating its semi-centennial this month. Few counties in the State possess such a relic as Put nam in its antiquated temple of justice. It stands to-day, with but few' minor changes, just as it w'as built in 1847 by Elisha Adam son, who gave bond to complete it for $5,500. Few counties in Indiar.a as w’ealthy and populous as Putnam permit an $8,500 court house to litter up the public square. The business and university interests of Green castle have kept pace with the progress of time, and now' handsome and modern buildings surround the old shell of a court house, but it stands like a lost soul In para dise with no one to drive it out. Democracy has been in eharge of the edifice from away back in infancy and the amount of jobbery that has been done between its walls w'oula fill volumes. The courtroom is still in Its primitive style, with the occasional addition of a coat of paint or wall paper. Tills court house, which has been the butt of innumer able jokes from surrounding newspapers, the shame of the citizens and the wonder of the thousands of visitors to this city, bids fair to be doing business at the oia stand fifty years hence, and may celebrate Its centennial year. Democracy will never make a new' courthouse an issue, as they fear that by doing so they wdll lose preetige by increasing taxation. Republicans fear to take it up as an issue, as they do not think it would prove popular with the coun try element. Putnam is Democratic and Greencajßtle is Republican. A courthouse in Greeneastle built by Putnam county 1 would benefit the city. There is the rub, and between all these questions the old shell, which is neither beautiful nor safe, will undoubtedly continue to occupy the most beautiful building site in Greeneastle until It decays and crumbles away. It is one of the relics of the State and a monu ment to Putnam Democracy. —♦ GAS-BELT RAILWAY. Another Company Organised to Push the Enterprise. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MARION, Ind., Sept. 4.—The association of Philip Matter, of this city, and other capitalists, with an undertaking to build an electric line of railway from here to Ander son, gives reason to believe that that part of the proposed road from here to Indian apolis will certainly be built. Last night articles of incorporation were filed and a company organized, with Philip Matter, president; J. A. Van Osdal, vice president; Ellis Carpenter, secretary; John C. Fork ner treasurer, and Congressman Charles L. Henry as principal backer. The capital stock is $300,000. At a meeting held to-day an agreement was made with the Marion City Electric Railway Company, according to which traffic from Jonesboro to this place is to be handled by the Marion Com pany, and the details of the entire project have become sufficiently definite to assure a speedy completion of the road from An derson to Jonesboro. The extension from Anderson to Indianapolis is regarded as only a question of time. This project has no connection with the Clodfelter enter prise, and will altogether Ignore it. Two Would-Be Counterfeiters. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind., Sept. 4.—Yesterday John Murphy and Clayton Milo were ar rested hero and charged with attempted counterfeiting. Murphy and Milo reside in Randolph county, near Unioneport, and yesterday they drove to this city and pur chased a buffalo forge and also made in quiries concerning a crucible. These facts were reported to the police, and the ar rests follow’ed. MHo claimed to have come here to find a location for a barber shop, and that Murphy wanted to buy metal to make journals and tablew r are. Murphy stated that he came down with Milo for company. He denied any knowledge of the counterfeiting business. Later Milo said he met Murphy at Unionsport and accom panied him home and made a mold for dol lars, which Milo tried unsuccessfully to use. He then made a mold for himself, but again failed. The two men finally agreed to go into the counterfeiting business, and came to this city to purchase supplies. Murphy is forty years old, and Is an ex-convict, having served a term for gfiand larceny. Milo is twenty-four. The federal authori ties at Indianapolis have been notified of the arrests. To Heaven in a Trance. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Sept. 4.—Mrs. Mary Crane, of this city, has been ill, and last midnight while surrounded by relatives ar.d friends she suddenly sank aw r ay and apparently breathed her last. Life seemed extinct, and restoratives proved of no avail. Two hours later when sorrowing friends were mourning her as dead, she came back to life. She opened her eyes and began shouting and waving her arms, saying she had been to heaven, seen her father and mother, and talked with Jesus, w'ho told her she would die on Friday next. Mrs. Crane gave a vivid description of heaven, saying she had met a large number of friends, and can scarcely wait for the day to arrive when she will join them. After recovering from her trance she said she had never felt better in all her life. She says she is positive that next Saturday morning she will be free from all earthly cares, and be s oceived by the angels. Disobeyed the Injunction. Special to -the Indianapolis Journal. MORRISTOWN, Ind., Sept. 4.—Some time ago the Town Council decided to cut down and grade Main street, necessitating a cut of four or five feet in some places. The contract w'as awarded to Wrennick & Bankert, of this place, but the citizens along the proposed cut filed an injunction, and in order to get around this difficulty anew ordinance w’as passed and the contract awarded to Quincy Bankert, the sum in volved being $660. Work was begun and now, from Washington street w'est, all the grading has been done. To-day the con tractors started on the part east of Wash ington street, but they.ami the Town Board w’ere warned to not trespass on the ground. No attention was paid to the legal warning, and W. # A. Bodine and C. T. Williams, the two lea’ding men who are lighting it, are prepared to give the Town Board trouble. Several damage suits will be filed in the near future. Divorce Day in Brownlee’s Court. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. KOKOMO, Ind., Sept. 4.—This was divorce day in Judge Brownlee’s court. At the opening of the term Judge Brownlee an nounced that he would not hear divorce ap plications except on one day, Saturday, Sept. 4, and at that time he would dispose of all of them in a bunch. This he did to day, wiping tw'enty-eight divorce applica tions off the docket in two hours. Out ot this big batch of petitions only three di vorces were granted, the other actions be ing dismissed for want of sufficient evidence or previously withdrawn. Judge Brow’nlee is not a believer in easy divorce, and pleas that have been heretofore held sufficient do not go w’ith him. as many applicants were surprised and discomfited to learn to day. One of the three fortunate ones to secure divorce was Ben R. Tillman, a cousin of the South Carolina Tillman. He claimed his wife was an “opium fiend” and as saulted him with a pitchfork. Burglnni Caught with Bloodhounds. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SHOALS, Ind., Sept. 4.—Burglars raided the jewelry store of George Keifner and the saloon of “Kit” Williams at Loogootee early yesterday morning. The safe at Keif ner’s was blown open and S7OO worth of jewelry secured. They also secured whisky and tobacco from Williams’s saloon. Hot pursuit was made yesterday by the Loo gootee Horse Thief Detective Association, with the result that James Paymfer, of near Oak Town, and John Mattus, of Colo rado, were arrested. Eight watches belong ing to Keifner were found on them and they were immediately brought here and placed in jail. Bloodhounds are not on the trail of another member of the gang. An attempt was also made to burn Keifner’s store. Shot by a Masked Robber. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PERU, Ind., Sept. 4.—Samuel Myers, a well-to-do farmer living two miles south of this city, was probably fatally shot to-night by a masked robber. The thief entered the house with a drawn revolver and asked Mrs. Myers if her husband were at home. She said he was at the barn, but the rob ber did not believe her. He ordered her about the house at the point of his revolver and forced her to open bureau drawers and overturn bed covers in a search for money. While thus engaged Mr. Myers entered the house and the burglar threw a lamp at him. It missed its mark and then the thief fired. The bullet entered near the left shoulder. The robber escaped. Mr. Myers’s chances for recovery are very slim. Appointed n New Treasurer. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LEBANON, Ind., Sept. 4. The County Commissioners met this morning and ap pointed William C. Crump as county treas urer to succeed David W. Osborne, whose four-year term expired last night at mid night. William H. Stew'art, who was elect ed to the office last fall, was before the board demanding that, as he had received his commission and had duly qualified, he should be given the office. The commis sioners overruled his motion and proceeded to appoint Mr. Crump, who will serve until Jan. 1. He is an ex-county commissioner and has been one of the deputies under Mr. Osborne. Attempt to Blow Up a Store. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PORTLAND, Ind., Sept. 4.—Great excite>- ment prevailed in Redkey to-day over what is alleged to have been the attempt to blow up the drug store of Rinker & Husted, in the Odd Fellows' block. A few months ago fire was discovered in the back room of the drug store, but was extinguished with little damage. John Rinker. one of the members of the firm, together with Charles Crandall, who is suspected of having been hired to do the job, are in jail here charged with the conspiracy. A can of nitroglycerin was found in the store and a hole had been cut through the floor. Another GreenxbnrK Failure. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENSBURG, Ind.. Sept. 4.—The Greonsburg Limestone Company made an assignment to-day for benefit of creditors, naming W. C. Patten as assignee. The as sets are estimated at $50,000; liabilities, $47,- 000. Os this $40,000 is in commercial paper. This assignment was precipitated by the filing late yesterday of a petition by Jm mm M. Thomson, trustee for Mrs. Lou Ross, a nonresident, asking for a receiver. The company did a large business and employed from 100 to 130 men. but, as It is claimed, has not paid any dividends for six years. Mrs. Eekrote Wants Divorce. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. DECATUR. Ind., Sept. 4.—Mrs. Eekrote, wife of Democratic County Commissioner Eekrote. asks for separation from her hus band and makes some rather serious charges against him. Since taking the of fice of county commissioner Eekrote, who is a farmer, has become addicted to strong drink, and not long ago was fined for public intoxication. In fact, almost every time Mr. Eekrote comes to the city to attend meetings of the commissioners he gives way to his appetite for drink. Hornetliief Easily Caught. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. BEDFORD, Ind., Sept. 4.—Silas Wray, a farmer living eleven miles east of Bedford, had two horses stolen last night and traced them to a movers’ camp just east of here, where the horses were recovered. From a description of the men who brought the horses there little trouble was experienced in finding the thief, who is a man named Edwards, who was arrested and lodged in jail this afternoon. Farewell to Rev. Oraenale. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SEYMOUR, Ind., Sept. 4.—The members of the German M. E. Church gave their pastor, Rev. Andrew Graessle, a farewell party last night at the parsonage. Rev. Graessle has finished his five years’ work in the church and will be called to anew field of labor when conference convenes. The German Methodist is the wealthiest church in this city and a number of prom inent ministers have their eyes on Rev. Graessle’s pulpit. Mml Horse In the Street. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MORRISTOWN, Ind., Sept. 4.—The village of Gwynneville. three miles east of here, was the scene of great excitement this morning, owing to a horse belonging to W. W. Wileoxin going mad and taking pos session of the entire place. It ran women and children from the street and tried to gain entrance to the dwellings. After some hours the horse fell dead near the railroad. Hon. Renjuniin Parker Dying. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. NEW CASTLE, Ind., Sept. 4.—Hon. Ben jamin S. Parker, ex-consul to Sherbrooke, Canada, and author of “Hoosier Bards,” ‘‘The Cabin in the Clearing” and other books of poems, is lying at his home in this city dangerously ill. He has been in feeble health all summer, and a few days ago he suffered a relapse, end grave doubts are entertained as to his recovery. Dr. F. M. Pt •rmnn Dead. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 4.—Dr. F. M. Pear man, an old army surgeon of the Thirtieth Indiana Regiment, died here Yesterday and the funeral will he held Monday. Dr. Pear man was a member of the pension board here and was prominent among the old sol diers. He was sixty-on’e years old. He lived at Palestine a great part of his life. Edward Atterbury Killed. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PRINCETON, ind., Sept. 4.-Edward At terbury, a young man living in Fort Branch, a small town seven miles south of here, was killed by an Evansville & Terre Haute train last night. He fell under the engine while stealing a ride. Atterbury comes of a prominent family. Two revolv ers were found on his person. Examiner Packard in Charge. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENSBURG, Ind., Sept. 4. —O. M. Packard, bank examiner, arrived to-day and took charge of the First National Bank and posted the following notice: “This bank suspended. I am in charge. O. M. Packard.” He has given out no statements on the condition of the bank. Decatur Democrat Sold. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. DECATUR, Ind., Sept. 4.—Mr. L. G. Kl lingham has purchased all stock of the Democrat Press Company and is now sole owner and publisher of the Decatur Demo crat. Mr. Ellingham was formerly pub lisher of the Winchester Democrat. Killed by a Horse’s Kick. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. VINCENNES, Ind., Sept. 4.— Lowell Watts, a young farmer, was kicked on the head by a vicious horse to-night and killed James Hogan, a farmer of Emison. was run down by a Baltimore & Ohio switch engine and had a leg cut off. Indiana Notes. The creditors of Isham Se'dgwick, who recently failed, are making arrangements to reopen the wire-fence works owned by him at Richmond. Yesterday fire broke out in the Beardsley paper mill at Elkhart and did $5,000 damage before it was extinguished. All the insur enee expired last week. Mrs. Minnie Harris, of Elwood, was robbed of her diamond earrings by a sneak thief Thursday night. The earrings were valued at SBOO, and were doubly precious because they were a gift. The man made good his escape. The thief entered Mrs. Harris’s bedroom and removed the earrings while she slept. Last Thursday George Harris and wife started in a wagon from Seymour for Little York in Washington county. Their team ran away, overturning the wagon, under which Mrs. Harris was dragged about a half mile. She was so badly in jured that there is little hope of recovery. Harris escaped with a few bruises. A reunion of the Jackson family took place Friday at the old homestead known as “Jackson’s Hill,” west of Centerville, on the P., C., C. & St. L. Railroad, Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends were present to the num ber of over two hundred. The senior Jack son, now deceased, was one of the prime movers in the building of the old Indiana Central Railroad. The Hamilton County Teachers’ Institute closed the most successful week's work in the history of the organization at Nobles ville Saturday. The instructors were Dr. Bassett, of De Pauw University; Professor Mack, of Indianapolis, and Prof. Emma Mont Mcßae, of Purdue University. The lectures were of the highest order of ex cellence and were given by Mrs. Mcßae, Professor Sniff, Rev. Sweeney and Dr. Le land. The officers for the ensuing year are as follows: President, Miss Adelaide Smith; vice president, Mr. C. O. Burton; secretary, Christian Williamson; treasurer, George Teter. CAR FAMINE" IN THE WEST. Railway* Have Not Sufficient Equip ment to Handle All Bunine**. CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—The car famine from which many of the Western roads have been suffering for the last few weeks still keeps up, and the roads are having trouble to handle all of the business that is thrown at them. Some of the roads have been com pelled to leave freight trains far out on the line because of the lack of yard room in Chicago in which to store the cars. Freight officials report that they could handle much more business than they are now sending over the lines if only they could get the cars emptied and returned to the West, where the grain is piled up waiting ship ment. Two Rumor* Denied. CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—For some time there have been rumors of the consolidation of the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha road with the Chicago & Northwestern and it was said that the matter would be settled at a special meeting of the stockholders of the Northwestern, which is to be held in this city in the near future. Another re port was that the Northwestern would lease the Omaha road and guarantee the stockholder a certain percentage on the stock. Vice President Sykes, of the North western. to-day shid that there was no truth whatever in the stories, and that the only thing to be considered at the special meeting of the stockholders would be the proposition to authorize the creation of a bonded debt not exceeding $165,000,000 5-per cent. gold bonds maturing in 1987, for the purpose of refunding outstanding obli gations of th? company. There would be no consolidation of the roads, Mr. Sykes said, because the Northwestern at the pres ent time practically controls the Minne apolis & Omaha. The Grand Trank Causing Trouble. SAGINAW, Mich., Sept. 4.—The Grand Trunk is issuing exchange tickets here to any one who presents one of their S3O mile age books. Hitherto the original purchaser only could use the book. The new depart ure means a 2-cent rate over the system within Central Passenger Association ter ritory ar.d war to the knife with the Michi gan Central and other Michigan roads, against the interchangeable mileage sys tem, which *tha Grand Trunk has always fought WORK OF MASKED MEN •—: TRAIN ON THE DENVER & UILF ROAD HELD IP IN NEW MEXICO. a Safe in the Express Car Dynamited and About f1.T.000 Stolen—The Messenger's Aeeounl. DENVER, Sept. 4.—Passengers train No. 1, on the Gulf road was held up and robbed at Twin Mountain, near Des Moines, N. M., last night at 11:30 o’clock. It is believed that over SIO,OOO was secured by the rob bers. Immediately on receiving the news at Folsom a posse was organized and started in pursuit. A posse also started from Trini dad at 2 a. m. The railroad company has offered a reward of SSOO for the capture of the robbers. Superintendent Griffith, of the Pacitic Express Company, says that as a rule only small sums are carried over the Gulf line. However, it is still thought that the loss is somewhere between $5,000 and $15,000. There were four men in the party that committed the robbery. They were sta tioned on the blind baggage and it is pre sumed they boarded the train at Trinidad. At a lonely spot just beyond Des Moines two of the men climbed over the tender and. covering the engineer and fireman with rifles, ordered the engineer to stop the train. He complied. These two men continued to guard the engine crew while the other two raided the express car. They got into the car before the messenger had time to bolt the door. He refused to vive up the combination or keys to the safe un til he had been knocked down several times. The robbers also threatened to shoot aim if he would not open the safe. As nobody came to his assistance he finally opened the safe. He was kept covered by a gun in the hands of one robber while the other rifled the safe. The registered mail was also ransacked. The Messenger's Story. FORT WORTH. Tex., Sept. 4.—The train on the Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf which was held up seven miles south of Folsom and forty-three miles north of the Texas line in New Mexico arrived here after 7 o'clock, over two hours late. Charles P. Drew, the Pacific Express Company’s mes senger, tells the story of the hold-up, which was very daring, very businesslike and thoroughly successful. “We left Folsom on time, and about seven miles south of there the engineer and fireman were hailed by two men crawling over the tender. With leveled six-shooters, they commanded them to hold up thvir hands. They did so.‘The robbers then ran the engine to a point they indicated, where the train was stopped. Then they turned their attention to m’e. That is. they came and crawled into my car. I had opened the door when the train stopped and two other men, who were at that point, cov ered me with their revolvers and tried to make me open the safe. I had a little fight with them before that, and was knocked down twice and have a very sore head and a bad punch from the muzzl’e of a grun in my ribs. I made the best fight I could. They said they would kill me if I did not open tnc safe. I told them Ihey would have to kill me. as I could not open the safe, and would not if I could. Then they used dynamite, tir ing three shots, two sticks in each of the first two and four in the last. The through safe was blown to pieces and they got what was in it. Much of the baggage, for it was a combination car, was ruined and the car so badly wrecked we had to drop it at the first place where we could get a freight car. into which the express and baggage was transferred. The men were all masked, wore white hats, flannel shirts, pants in boots and certainly did not look like cowboys. I have, no idea of the amount of money they secured.” Passengers on the train say the amount of booty was a little over $13,000. VICTIM OF TURKS. AVnr Correspondent of the Minneap olis* Tribune Killed In Greece. LONDON, Sept. 4.—A special dispatch from Canea, Island of Crete, says that an American, Cyrus Thorpe, has been killed by Turks near Hierapetra. MINNEAPOLIS. Min., Sept. 4.— George C. Thorpe, whose death is reported from Greece, he having been killed by the Turks, left May 4. and since that time has acted as war correspondent for the Minne apolis Tribune. Thorpe was twenty-two years of age and the son of wealthy parents residing at Morris, Minn. He was excep tionally bright, but possessed of an ad venturous spirit, and this led him to the seat of war against the advice of friends. He was formerly at the Annapolis Naval Academy, but was compelled to leave that institution on account of failing health two years before his graduation. “HOBART, JR.” Son of the Vice President Is a Popu lar Youth. Philadelphia Inquirer. The beau of the Hotel Champlain, where President McKinley has been spending his vacation, is easily a bigger social lion than any one of the belles. Jealousy gnaws at the hearts of these belles. They say mean things, and look meaner things out of the corners of their eyes. But the beau has no rivals, male or female. His sway over all of the guests of the hotel is undisputed. Everybody likes to talk to him. He is always the center of a bevy when in the hotel corridors. In city directories and on the hotel register this beau is known as Master Hobart, son of the Vice President of the United States. The guests know him as "Hobart, jr.” That is the name that his doting father likes best—which would not have much weight if his son did not agree with him. ‘‘Hobart, Jr.,” is but thirteen years old. He is away from his tutors in the summer, and is out for a good time, w'ith six cam eras, a bicycle, has golf clubs, a horse and a father and mother who can’t say “No!” to him. His face is a picture of Hobart, sr.’s. It has the same retrousse nose, the same twinkling eyes, the same good-humored mouth and the same broad forehead. But Hobart, jr., has a great deal of eating to do before he will be as big as his father, who, now that he outweighs Speaker Reed, is looking for more fields to conquer. “Ho bart. ir..” is exceedingly small for his age. His frailness and his ill-health have caused the Vice President aqd his wife a great deal of worry. “If we can only get him on a little further, all right.” Hobart, sr., says, “he will soon be a candidate for a football team. I was frail when I was young myself. I’m not very frail now, as you may have observed, and I think it likely that my son will take after me.” “Hobart, jr.,” may “bike” and golf and play tennis; he may eat ravenously, and still his cheeks are as free from tan as a girl’s, and he does not gain flesh. He likes tennis better than golf because it is more exciting. About thirty or forty people offer to play tennis with him every day. He is such an accommodating little fellow that he would like to play with them all, but as he can’t he puts them off with a "Hobart smile,” “which makes ’em feel good.” as the hotel bell-boys say. Anybody who tries to “baby” him in the game gets called down at once, " “Why, I am playing just as well as I know how,” said Secretary Alger's son, “Russ,” the other day. “I beg your pardon, but I watched you when you were playing with somebody as big as yourself yesterday,” was “Hobart, jr.'s” reply. Son “Russ” is also pretty popular at the hotel, but he is too big for the young wom en to put their arms about him as they do around “Hobart, jr.” That does not detract from the fact that "Hobart, jr.,” allowed a young woman to beat him at tennis the other day, just to encourage her. “Hobart, jr.,” is polite and debonair, and democratic besides. The bell-boys like him as well as the belles who are after boys. He bears his honors with all the ease of his father. When his family first arrived at the hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Hobart went off to Burlington with the presidential party, so that "Hobart, jr..” got the sole benefit of the mountain of roses which had been stacked on the Vice President’s table in the dining room. There, eating his dinner in high state with all the dignity of a Lord Chamberlain, sat "Hobart, jr.,” looking no larger than a spoonholder, and with a “Ho bart smite” he asked the waiter to keep the roses nice and fresh until his papa and mamma could see them. “Hobart, jr.,” says the waiter is a “brick.” and the waiter thinks “Hobart, Jr.,’’ is another. Mr. McKinley is fond of "Hobart, jr.,” who speaks up to the President of the United States with the seme candid and polite directness that he does to anybody else. “What office would you have, my boy?” the President asked him the other day. “I’m not old enough for an office yet, Mr. President, but when I am I would like to be secretary of the navy, I think," “Ho bart. Jr..” replied. The Hobarts are among old friends at the Hotel Champlain. Long before Mr. Ho- Van who awakens deep sleep, just ward off the lethargy of recklessness and neglect, just in time to ward off the deadly assault of that dread enemy of mankind consumption^ The weapon with which these men havs successfully combated this grim destroyer has been Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medica Dis covery It is the only known tnedtetne that will prevent and'cure consumption. Taken in time, it will always ward off this deadly disease, and even after the devastat ing germs have attacked the lungs, it wiH cure oS per cent, of all cases. It acts di rectly on the lungs, building up new, healthy tissues and driving out all disease germs. It corrects all stomach and diges tive troubles, invigorates the liver and makes the appetite keen and lieartv. It is the great blood-maker, flesh - builder and nerve tonic. There is nothing else “just as good” and the druggist who says so is untrustworthy. *• i was a sufferer for five or six years from indi crestion, sore stomach, and constant headaches.’* writes B. F. Holmes, of Gaffney, Spartanburg Cos., S. C. 44 1 tried several of our best physicians and found no permanent relief. By the persua sion of Mr. J. K. Tolleson, a friend of mine. I commenced on the 2Stli September. i''o- ■ to use Dr Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery and * PeU lets’—which gave me relief in a few days Since then I have used five bottles of‘Golden Medical Discovery ’ and five vials of Pellets. \\ hen I commenced using the medicines T could not sleep, had a restless uneasy feeling all the time, and my skin w f as yellow ami dry. I weighed only 148 pounds. I now weigh 170 pounds, have a good color, and rest well at night. I have a. good appetite, can eat anything I wish I-or two years, while under treatment by a physician, I ate" nothing but Graham bread." In reference to the above letter. J. R. Tolleson, P O. Box 173. Gaffnev. Spartanburg Cos., S. C., writes: “ The above Mr 15. F. Holmes, is a good Christian gentleman, and one whose word will go a long way with those who know him. I u>e and sell Dr. Pierce’s medicines, and I recom mended them to Mr. Holmes.” Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets cure that disease-producing disorder, constipation. They never fail. They never gripe. Drug gists sell them. Patee Bicycles Sold on Easy Payments 58 North Penn. St. bart became Vice President he was known as one of the best story tellers who ever visited the hotel. There is good reason to believe that “Ho bart. jr.,“ does not like the company of the young women as weil as that of the men; but he is too polite to show his real feel ings by look or word. If his face isn't tanned it isn't because he doesn't want it to be. He envies the tan of the farmer boys in the neighborhood. He wants to be known as a dashing all-round athlete —a bicyclist, a tennis player and a camera fiend. His tutor is a good enough fellow', he says, but he doesn’t know but he would have more fun if he went to school like other boys. When the reporter asked him to pose on the hotel pnzza for a picture his eyes twinkled, he gave the “Hobart smile” full play and said: “Yes. That would be good fun. Id like to.” Then he wanted the reporter to keep the camera level and not to let the. sunlight get into the lens. “That was the trouble with most of my pictures at the start,” he added. “Papa and mamma and I laughed a lot over them. But I’m pretty good at it ROW.” There is no record at the bote] of “Ho bart, jr., having ever been "cross.” His train of admirers—all the guests—say he does not know' how to be. How Rockefeller Wa* Carried llaek. Cleveland Leader. Not very long ago John D. Rockefeller was visited by his old friend Colonel Shel by, of Montana. Colonel Sheiby and Mr. Rockefeller were boon companions when they were much younger men than they are now, and both took great pleasure in talking over old times, so they sat laugh ing and chatting until long into the night. When Colonel Shelby finally decided that he would have to go, it had become quite cool, and, picking up a light overcoat, he said: “I guess I'd better put tills on. Tm not as robust as I used to be. John, and I’ve got to do things that you and I would have l&ughted at once.” “Yes,” said the multi-millionaire, "you must be careful not to catch cold. Here, let me give you a lift.” “Oh. no, no,” exclaimed the colonel, whisking the coat away from Mr. Rocke feller. “I can put it on very well without assistance.” Then he proceded to show how agile he was, but as he turned to shake hands, something in the other man’s look mov* and him to say: “Why, what’s the matter?” “Something has just happened,” the ri. h man replied, “to take me back more fully into the past than anything that w'e have just talked about. You refused to let nre help you on with your coat. That was the first offer of assistance that any nun has denied me for many, many years, and it has made me feel for a moment as I usvd to feel when I couldn't have every thing that I wanted.” Then they bade each other good night. Alleged Defaulter Captured. PHOENIX, Ariz.. Sept. 4.—A. T. Hurd, late chief clerk in the office of the United States marshal of Kentucky and prior thereto private secretary to Governor Hunter, and w'anted in Louisville for de falcations, arrived in Phoenix three days ago. To-day he was recognized on the street by Mrs. Mary It. Haft, till a year ago a resident of Frankfort, Kv„ who claims to be his creditor to the amount of sev. ral thousand dollars. On the basis of a note for $l2O, signed by Hurd, she attached his trunk and the fugitive has thus been pre vented from leaving the city, which ha apparently was on the point of doing Vigilant Won. NEWPORT, R. 1., Sept. 4.—The race be tween Percy Chubb's old cup defender Vigilant and Royal Phelps Carroll s Nova hoe for a cup offered by the Newport Yacht Racing Association was sailed to-day and Vigilant won. The course was over a dis tance of miles and covered three times. Vigilant finished at 6:25:52 and Nava hoe at 6:27:47. Vigilant allowed Navahoe two min utes and fifty-eight seconds and won on cor rected time by fifty seconds. Won’t Stand on Two Platforms. DENVER, Col., Sept. 4.—ln accepting the nomination of the Silver Republican Star convention for justice of the Supreme Court. Judge Hayt has announced that he would reject the nomination of the McKin ley-Wolcott Republican convention if it in volved the acceptance of the St. I>oui4 platform. Should he accept the nomination, it is possible he will forfeit the support of Senator Teller. Tied Hl* Wife’s Heels to a Horse. VANCOUVER, B. C., Sept. 4.-Skooka wak, an Indian chief, residing in lower Nicola valley, has been arrested after a hot fight with members of his tribe by the provincial police for tying his aged squaw to a horse by the heels and then having the young bueks lash the horse to a gallop, with the result that she was dragged to death. - - ' ■' 44* Ex-Slave Dead at 107. ST. JOSEPH. Mich., Sept. 4.-. Mrs. Helen Ward Lewis, who was born in Delaware one hundred and seven years ago this month, is dead from extreme ok' ago. see w'as a slave and was sold several times. She has always -enjoyed good health. S' -jj joined the Roman Catholic Church on her hundredth birthday. Receiver for a Warrant. NEW YORK. Sept. 4.-Justlce Russell hM been appointed a receiver for a < States government warrarrt for U-i'.'i ’ * favor of the late Phineas Burgess, ouui.' of the monitor Monadnock. His creditors have sued his executor. Louisville’s Death Rate. LOUISVILLE, Ky„ Sept. 4.-The report just issued of Health Officer Tft hite tot - says the death rate in Louisville— 144 thousand inhabitunts-ls the lowest in history of the city.