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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SATURDAY, JUNE - 23, 1900.
Dob AT WIHHEGÜ. Boys' Special Suit Sale at $4.25 and $6.75. Ken's Special Suit Sale at $6.75, $8.50 and $11.75 And other Saturday attractions. HIBBEN, HOLLWEG & CO. Importers nnd JotterH o ICDifr GoodL and Iotioin All the requisites for travelers' comfort. Trunks of every description. Dress Suit Cases in Grain Leather, Alligator, Sheep, with reinforced leather corners, brass locks and trimmings.' Also, cloth-covered and canvas Suit Cases and Telescopes. we: offer $47,000 U. S. Gov't coupon 3s. $2,000 Lawrence County, Ind., 4s. $15,000 Indianapolis Qas Co. 6s. Belt R. R. Common Stock. Indianapolis Fire Ins. Co. Stock. Price and particulars upon application. CAMPBELL, WILD & CO. 205 Stevenson Building. Useful Articles for Invalids. Reclining ani Rolling Chairs for parlor and street. Carrying Chairs. Wheeled Couches, Food ftrlllr and Desiccators. Feeding and Spit Cups. Klectrlc Delta, Insoles and lotteries. Lath Cabinets. 1VM. IJ. ARMSTRONG & CO., 221 and 226 S. Meridian street. Indianapolis.' Ind. POSSE TO BE REDUCED SHERIFF rOHLMAX IXSTRL'CTKD TO CL'T HIS FORCI2 TO 'oOO. t Large Body of Men Xo Longer Re qui red to Preserve Order nt St. Louis An Alleged Dynnrultcr. ST. LOUIS. June 22. In accordance with Instructions issued by the Board of Police Commissioners to Sheriff Pohlman, this afternoon, the posse comltatus will be re duced to five hundred men. It was decided by the police board that the time had come when a large body of armed men were no longer needed to preserve the peace. The men will be, paroled, subject to call in case of trouble. Unless the situation grows .worse the men will not be recalled until the Fourth of July, when it Is expected about 1,500 men will be on duty. Cars were run on every division of the Transit Company's lines to-day without molestation. The police report that no vlo Jence of any description has occurred up to a late hour to-night. . Ora Ilavill, an employe of the Transit Company, who, for several weeks, has been acting as a private detective, was ar rested to-day on suspicion of having been connected with the dynamite explosions which have occurred along the lines of the Transit Company. On Information fur nished by Ilavill. that he had overheard a conversation between two men, In which arrangements were being made to destroy the Desperes river bridge on the Delmar branch of the Transit Company, Chief of Police Campbell assigned officers to watch the bridge. Shortly ufter dark they ar rested two men, one of whom was Ilavill, in the vicinity of the bridge. Ills companion was another employe of the Transit Com panj', named Clarence M. Smith. They ex plained to the police that they were sent out by the Transit Company to watch the bridge and convinced the officers of their Identity after they had shown them two sticks of dynamite and a piece of fuse, which they said they had faund in the bushes. The officers released them, but kept a watchful eye on their movements. About an hour later the police observed u.cu picic up the .two sticks of dynamite In the vlelnttv of th- hHtr on.-i et. t walk toward the city, whereupon the offi cers arrested them. The chief ordered Ilavill held and released Smith, who told a straightforward story as to how tho dynamite was found by Ilavill near the bridge. Smith said he knew nothing of the details of the alleged plot save what Ilavill had told him on the way out. Ilavill is a son of Frank V. Havill. clerk of the Apellate Court of the Fourth dis trict of Illinois. Ora Havill was chief clerk of the Southern Illinois penitentiary at Chester for four years. After his retire ment he was Indicted for alleged embezzle ment. His bondsmen made up the shortage. The case has not yet come to trial, having been continued from time to time. Representatives of various business houses aro protesting that the boycotts declared against them are unmerited and unjust. In a bulletin Issued to-day the unions are advised to act slowly and with care in declaring boycotts und to take no teps without according u hearing from those hgalr.n whom action is proposed. The Inquc:st into the responsibility for the death of the three strikers, who were shot in front of p.sse barracks. Sunday evening, June It), was resumed to-day. The testi mony of the witnesses examined developed no new facts regarding1 the riot. While Mattle Lit tell, seven years old. was playing in Twenty-second street, last r.lght, she was struck on the head by a rock thrown at a Chouteau-avenue car, rustainlng a fracture of the skull. The in jured girl was removed to the City Ilospi tu. where un operation was performed by the physicians, who pronounced her injury very serious. William C. Ilarvour. n member of com pany No. 25, of the sheriff's pcsfe, was se verely Waten yerterday by three men sup posed to be strikers or sympathizers, on Michigan avenue. Mrs. Louisa. IZdld saw the assault and, calling a powerful New foundland dog. ran t Harvour'a rescue. When the agsalUnt ww the woman and oj coming to the rescue they ran away Pnlr irenthcr. VERTICAL STRIPED SHIRTS tho stylofor thick" sot man and others But tho most becoming shirt for a thin man is tho horizontal pat tern; however wc give tho hint, and can use your own taste We can suit your pockot. The skimp is tho prlco-not In tho good: THE Ilarvour was taken to the hospital. His condition is not considered serious. Judge Zimmerman made a ruling In the South St. Louis Police Court-to-day that arrests made by members of the sheriff's posse are Illegal unless In case of a riot or In crowds. Chicago Trouble Still Unsettled. CHICAGO, June 22, The Building Con tractors' Council met to-day and voted to refer back, with power to act, to the ex ecutive board of that body the ultimatum presented yesterday by the representatives of the labor unions. The executive board later announced that the contractors would take no action on propositions of the labor unions until the unions agreed to withdraw from the objectionable trades council. This, representatives of the unions declare, they will not do. Contractor Shot by n Negro. CHICAGO, June 22. During a labor row at the Ogden Gas Company's plant, on the North Side to-day, Gus Ponokomin, a con tractor, was shot and seriously wounded by James W. Collins, a negro. Collins, a non union man, was set upon by strikers,' and began shooting his assailants. Ponokomin, who happened to be passing and had no hand in the trouble, received a bullet in tended for one of the strikers. Collins was arrested. BLUE AND GRAY BEUNI0N. McKinley and Roosevelt Invited Let ter from Governor 3Iount. ATLANTA. Ga., June 22. A committee of prominent citizens will leave for "Wash ington Saturday night to invite President McKinley and his Cabinet to Atlanta July 20 to attend a reunion of the blue and the gray. After calling upon the Presi dent the committee will go to Albany and secure, if possible, from Governor Roose velt an acceptance of a similar invitation. The reunion Is to be held on the famous battlefield of Peach Tree creek and a gen uine Georgia barbecue will be spread In the trenches over which the contendlrg armies fought thirty-six years ago. The re union committee has already received many letters of acceptance from command ers on both sides, among them being Gen. O. O. Howard, General Stewart, General Joseph Wheeler and Gen. Stephen D. Lee. In a communication received yesterday Governor Mount, of Indiana, who was the first man to cross the Chattahoochie as the Federal army neared Atlanta, says: "It will be a great pleasure to me to meet in friendship and unity the men I met in hos tile combat thirty-six years ago. No coun try on earth can present euch a scene. It seems that God is ruling the destiny of the Nation and has a great mission for our united country to accomplish. It is now the duty of every patriot to seek to unify and strengthen the bonds of fraternity be tween the once divided sections of the country. We are bound together by the ties of commerce, by the ties of blood and I rejoice that we are united In patriotic devotion to our country." A FINAL DIVIDEND. Creditors of the Fidelity National Bank to Receive 14 Ter Cent. CINCINNATI. O.. June 22. It Is an nounced that on June 2G to 29 J. Frank Aldrich, receiver of the Fidelity National Dank, will pay a final dividend of 14 per cent, to the creditors of that ill-fated Insti tution. Its failure, precipitated by the wheat speculations in charge of Us pres ident. 12. L. Harper, followed by his convic tion in the United States Court and his in carceration in the penitentiary for a num ber of years, made the matter one of wide Interest. Mr. Harper, since his release, has courageously entered the battle of life and is said to be gradually prospering in the East. WHEAT CHOP A FAILURE. An Expert Snys the Shortage Will Be a National Calamity. CHICAGO. June 22. The Times-Herald to-morrow will publish a crop report pre pared by Snow, the crop expert, who has Just completed a two weeks trip through the States of Minnesota, North and South Dakota. He declares the situation a na tional calamity and claims the wheat fail ure the worst ever known. He estimates the Dakotas as promising only 20.000.000 bushels each and Minnesota S5.000.000 bush els, a total of 75.000,000 bushels, against 200.000,000 bushels last year and 225.000.000 bushels in isns. SPOTS ON THE SUN. Three Lare Onrx Observed Yesterday by a Memphis Astronomer. MEMPHIS. Tenn.. June 22. David Flan ery. a local astronomer, reports that the group of sun spots, which was visible on Monday, appeared to-day as two large rpots .in tho southwest quadrant of the tun. all the small spots having disap peared. Another large tpot has appeared in the northeast quarter. : UÜDBÜ THE WORLD'S W.. C. T. U. CHEAT SGSSIOX HAS IICCX OPENED IN SCOTLAND'S CAPITAL. Many Americans Present Junior J.? chnnlcH at Philadelphia Home onathlsts' and Miners Meetings. EDINBURGH. June 22.-The world's Woman's Christan Temperance Union opened its annual meeting here this morn ing under the presidency of Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, of Maine. Lady Henry Somerset presided at the afternoon session. Among the spectators were Mesdames Bailey, of Rhode Island, and Stevenson, of Massa chusetts, sand the Rev. C. M. Sheldon, of Topeka, Kan. There are 120 American delegates present in addition to a goodly number of American visitors. The following from the United Statesare reported among the world's offi cers: Honorary president, Mrs. Mary Clem ent Leavitt, of Boston; honorary assistant secretary, Miss Anna Gordon, of Evanston, 111.; round-the-world missionaries, Mrs. J. M. Barney, Providence, R. I., and Mrs. .Helen Bullock, Elmira, N. Y. Reports of the various departments of the W. C. T. U. work will be given by the following super intendents: Mrs. Mary H. Hunt and Mrs. Wilbur F. Crafts Washington; Mrs. Han nah J. Bailey, of Maine; MIs3 Anna. Gor don and Mrs. Frances J. Barnes of New York. , At the mass meeting to be held on the Sunday afternoon of the session, when Lady Henry Somerset will preside, the Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, of Topeka, Kan., au thor of "In His Steps," will deliver the ad 'dress. In the morning he will preach at the Free Assembly Hall, where the convention will meet. Other Americans who will fill local pulpits . are the following: Mrs. Stephens, Miss Preston. Miss Palmer, of Iowa; Mrs. Bennett. Miss Jennie Smith, Mrs. Elster, of California; Mrs. Lowell, Mrs- Annabel, president of the Kings Coun ty W. C. T. U. Associations; Mrs. Newton, Mrs. Catherine L. Stevenson, Mrs. Boole and Mrs. Annie "W. Clark, of Columbus, O. state president. Other features of the session will be a speech by Mrs. Stevens at the mass meet ing Monday evening; a devotional hour, conducted by Mrs. Stevenson, bearing especially on social purity, when Dr. Mary Wood-Allen, of Battle Creek, Mich., will make an address. Among the social features will be a re ception tendered by the United Kingdom Alliance to Mrs. Stevens, Miss Condon, Mrs. Barney, Mrs. Stevenson and Miss Agnes Slack; a reception given to theso ladles by the lady mayoress of Manchester; a reception to the Rev. C. M. Sheldon and a general reception to tho delegates by the lord provost of Edinburgh. N ATIONAL COUNCIL J. O. . M. It Sustains Grand Lodge Action In Raisins: Per Capita Tax. PHILADELPHIA. June 22. The Nation al Council of Junior Order of Mechanics has just concluded Its sessions here and has sustained the action of the Grand Lodge In raising the per capita tax to 15 cents and ordered that the lodges In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and the District of Columbia, which have re fused to comply with the decision, be sus pended. The trouble ever the per capita tax took shape early last fall, when the state lodges in the several States named decided that 10 cents was a sufficient amount to pay per capita to the Grand Lodge. A special per capita assessment of 13 cents Was decided on for the support of the National Orphan Home, at Tiffin, O., which Is incumbered with a debt of $75,000. The minimum age limit to membership was reduced from eighteen to sixteen years, and the number of delegates to the National Council from 119 to 98. Pennsyl vania had her representation Increased from eleven to seventeen delegates because of the increase In membership. Officers elected for the ensuing year are: Charles Reeves. Seattle, Wash., national councilor; Ames L. Gray, Jonesboro. Ind., vice coun cilor; James Aaam Sohl, Baltimore, treas urer; George A. Cowan, Nashville. Tenn., conductor; C. O. Bohrer, Washington, D. C, warden; John H. Noyes, Plalnstown, N. H., Inside sentry: A. A. Jackson, Prov idence, R, I., outside sentry; Rev. C. A. C. Thomas, Fayetteville, N. C, chaplain; A. G. Balnbrldge, Minneapolis, member of the board of control. The next meeting will be held In Buffalo In 1301. Turners Compete for Prises. PHILADELPHIA, June 22. While the active members of the Turnerbund were busily engaged on the fields to-day prize contests for the choruses, oratory, elocu tion and impromptu speeches took place In the Junger Maennerchor Hall. The einging sections of Braddock, Pa., New York city and the circuits of Illinois, New Jersey, St. Louis and several Brooklyn societies competed for the prizes of the first class. Those vying for the prize of the second class were the choruses of the Allegheny, Atlantic City, Chicago and Wilmington so cieties. The competitors for the elocution prizes were E. C. Samuels, New York; Julius Dietrich, Bloomington, 111.; Carl Schnieder. Chicago; Heinrich Kohn, New York; William Bittner. Philadelphia: Max Zamler, St. Louis; Valentine Urig, Louis ville; Henry Stahl, San Francisco; Max Pressler. Braddock, Pa.; Frederick Helnke, Pullman, 111.; Leo W. Esser, Allegheny, Pa., and William Ahrens, St. Louis. The impromptu speakers seeking the prize al lotted for this were Frank Mann, of Kansas City, Mo.; Noah Guter, Newark, N. J., and F. A. Bohe, Denver. The pioneers of the North American Turnerbund attending the fe3t. who have been members of the national league since 1S61, were given a banquet at Belmont Man sion, in Falrmount Park, after which the pioneer society of the league held its busi ness meeting. American Institute of Homeopthy. WASHINGTON, June 22. At the session this, forenoon of the American Institute of Homeopathy, Dr. Hanchltt. chairman of the committee on Interstate werk, offered a resolution, which was adopted creating a committee of five on national medical legislation to co-operate with like commit tees of the National Medical Association and the National Eclectic Society, in secur ing national or interstate legislation affect ing the practice of medicine. Dr. Biggar. of Cleveland, chairman of the committee on medical education reported substantial advancement In higher medical standards, as well as a deepening interest In the whole subject: During the last year additional States have enacted medical laws demanding a higher standard for medical matriculation and other measures which will Insure greater protection to the profession. The committee offered resolu tions urging advanced standards of medi cal education, favoring State registering and examining boards, and approving medical teaching In State universities. A number of other committees reported and tho meeting then adjourned. International Milling: Congress. MILWAUKEE. Wis., June 22.-The Inter national Mining Congress to-day transacted the most Important business connected with the congress that of the adoption of the report on plan of permanent organization. The report provides that the name shall be the International Mining Congress. Its objects shall bo the fostering of fraternal relation's among those engaged In mining and kindred pursuits in various countries and portions of the United States, the im provement of the mining laws of the United States and the establishment of a national department of mining. The next conven tion goes to Boise City, Ida. The report of the committee on resolutions which calls upon Congress to establish a department of mining was carried. Officers were nomi nated as follows: President. L. Bradford Prince. Santa Fe. N. M.; vice president, A. P. Swinefort, of Alaska; treasurer. Mrs. E. C. At wood. Empire, Col.; secretary, H. M. Ryan. Colorado: executive committee, J. W. Adams, of Dahlonega, Ga., Mrs. Has kell, of Helena, Mont., and Philo Orton, of Darlington. Wis. Jlnslc Teachers Adjonrn. DES MOINES, la., June 22. The Music Teachers' .National Association convention closed this afternoon with a symphony concert by the Cincinnati Orchestra. Rich mond, Va., is the only candidate for next year's convention, but the next meeting place was left undecided. The secretary and treasurer's booKs were reported to be in unsatisfactory , condition and a commit tee was appointed to investigate and re port in a month. RECEIVED BY M. L0UBET AMERICAN COMMISSIONERS AT THE ULYSF.G PALACE. President of France Slakes a Speech and Invites Gnentii to Attend All Fetes While in Paris. PARIS, June 22. President Loubet to day officially received the national commis sioners at Elysee Palace. They assembled there and when the entire party had ar rived they proceeded to the audience cham ber, led by. United States Ambassador Por ter and Mrs. Totter Palmer. Michael D. Young, as president of the commission, and Mrs. Daniel Manning, of New York, were Introduced by Mr. Porter. President Loubet then addressed the commissioners, expressing his pleasure in meeting them and his gratitude to President McKinley for sending representative men and wom en to act on an occasion meaning so much to France. In the course.. of, a reference to the American exhibit at the exposition he said It was much more than had been expected, and added that beyond all the commercial benefits of the exposition were the grand results attained In good will and accord by the social intercourse of the representatives of all nations. General Porter, who interpreted Mr. Loubet's remarks, which were spoken In French, added feelingly that the commis sioners had been appointed by the Presi dent of the United States to act as his representatives and they felt honored in thus being received by the President of the French Republic Mr. Loubet then invited all present to attend all the fetes and func tions occuring at the Elysee during their stay In Paris. Among the commissioners were Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Manning, Mrs. De Young, Mr. Charles A. Collie of Georgia, and Mr. Brutus J. Clay, of Kentucky. Com missioner General Peck and Assistant Gen eral Woodward were also present. This evening the national commissioners gave a dinner at the Pavilion d' Armond onville, in the Bols de Boulogne, In honor of Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Manning. The company Included all who were received by M. Loubet and their wives, as well as United States Consul Gowdy and Mrs. Gowdy. An informal dance followed the banquet. ; Happenings in Germany. BERLIN, June 22. The . delegation rep resenting the New York Kriegerbund to day visited the grave of Field Marshal Von Moltke, at Crelsau. and deposited a laurel wreath with a dedication. They were cor dially welcomed by a nephew of the famous general, one of the aids-de-camp of the Emperor. The wife of a Berlin mechanic named Heinick Sokloweck to-day threw her four children from a fourth-story window and then leaped after them. The children are dead and the mother will die. During May and thus far during the present month Emperor William has re tired twenty-three generals at an average age of fifty years. The army administration has published a decree granting furloughs to some of the soldiers for the harvest work owing to the scarity of labor in the eaBtern provinces. The Voerwarts, t.ie Socialist organ, to day enters Into a calculation of the cost to German consumers alone owing to ad vance in sugar by the sugar syndicates. It estimates this at '45,000,000 marks yearly. Cannot Have a Ilnskln Hall. LONDON, June 23, 4:10 a. m. According to the London Trades Council, the project to present the American Democracy with a Ruskln Hall In the "name of the English trades unionists does not have the sanction of the trades unions. The executive council, at a special meeting held Wednes day evening, adopted a resolution declar ing that It had never upon any occasion supported the Ruskin Hall project, and that it had never proposed the convention of English-speaking peoples. Gilbert Wants Actress Restrained. LONDON. June 22. W. S. Gilbert, the celebrated dramatist, applied in the Chanc ery Court to-day for an injunction to re strain Janetto Steer, the American act ress, from continuing the production at the Comedy Theater of his play of "Pyg malion and Galatea," on the ground that she had materially altered the business as arranged by him and as it had been played under his direction by other act resses. The hearing of the case was not completed and was adjourned for a week. Knmassi May De Relieved. PRAHSU, June 22. There is no fresh news to hand from Kumasl, but the local authorities think that the relief of the town may now be effected any day. The casualties of the relieving force, all ranks, aggregate three hundred already. May Now Wed Deceased Wife's Sister. LONDON, June 22. The House of Lords to-day passed the colonial marriage bill introduced by Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal. The Meat Inspection Dill Passed. BERLIN, June 22. The meat Inspection bill passed the Bundesrath to-day. SWINDLERS HELD ON BOND. Victimized Wholesale Merchants with Two Bogus Stores. NEW YORK, June 22. Edward M. Logan :nd Charles P. Coates, alias Charles M. druith, who were arrested several days j go on a charge of swindling merchants in this city and other citizens out of thou sands of dollars, were arraigned in the Center Court before Magistrate Mayo to day. It is said that seventy-five victims have been found. The men were arrested cn a specific charge of swindling in con nection with a store of Peekskill. Detec tives brought into court two large bags filled with complaints. Witnesses from different cities testified to sending goods to the store run by the pris oners in Peekskill, and later in Philadel phia. Among the companies reported to have lost are the Lehigh Shoe Company, the Cincinnati Vici Shoe Company, the J. M. McPhall Piano Company, of Boston, nd othe't: The prisoners were held in KOOO bail each for further examination on next Monday. Prof. .eke and "Wife Injured. MONTICELLO. N. Y., June 22. Professor Neske, director of the barracks band at Columbus. O., a number of years, and Mrs. Neske are lying in a critical condition at their summer home in Thompsonville, Sul livan county, as a result of a runaway while they were out driving yesterday. Ihey were going down a steep hill near their home when Mr. Neske lost control of the horse. In order to avoid a collision with another conveyance he guided his frightened animal into a stone wall. The horse struck the wall and was killed, and the . occupants were thrown from the wagon. Mr. Neske was cut about the head, face and body. Mrs. Neske's arm was broken in several places and she was oth erwise Injured. IN THE HANDS OF fl MOB GRANDVIEW NEGRO BARELY SAVED FROM A LYNCHING PARTY. Window-Glaus Trust Broaches a Vast Co-Operatlve Plan Two Large Estates in Litigation. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ROCKPORT. Ind.. June 22. An Infuriated mob assaulted and tried to lynch Theodore Gunsald. colored, at Grand View, at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Last Wednesday Grant Ross, colored, made a criminal assault on a white woman. Excitement has been high ever since, and when Gunsald made an indecent remark to-day about the women of the town he was beaten and badly injured with clubs and bricks. He escaped, but a mob of three hundred men pursued him home and caught him, but the marshal, with a posse, got possession of the culprit and hurried him across the Ohio river. The whole community Is enraged and bit ter feeling exists between täe'races. Other negroes have been ordered' to leave town at once. Gunsald will be hanged If caught. Old .Man Hanged II lnisclf. Special to the Indianapolis JournaL CRAW FORDS VILLE, Ind.. June 22. Mechan Hurt, who lived near Ladoga, Montgomery county, hanged himself on Thursday. He was rlxty-three years old and he was melancholj' over recent troubles. His wife was burned to death last December and two brothers died lately. - Soldier Stabbed by n Tramp. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MADISON, Ind., June 22. Albert Adams, a baseball player and a soldier of the Span ish war, was stabbed to-night by tramp calling himself Will Raj-land, who es caped. The knife penetrated the left lung near the heart. Inflicting injuries which are pronounced mortal. SUIT FOR AN ACCOUNTING. Slore Than $100,000 of a Madison Es tate Involved in a Suit. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MADISON, Ind., June 22. The estate of the late Mrs. Mary G. Prenatt Is In litiga tion in the Jefferson Circuit Court In the suit of Philip Pogue, of this city, against Colonel Charles Green, of St. Louis, admin istrator of the estate, for an accounting and for the appointment of Pogue as ad ministrator to succeed Green. Pogue sets forth that Green is retaining nearly $100,000 of the estate and converting It to his own use, and alleges his Incompetency to serve as administrator on the grounds of non residence. Several years ago Daniel E. Doherty, then manager of the estate, relinquished his managership to . Green, who, on the death recently of Mrs. Prenatt, was made administrator. In 1S94 Green rendered an accounting, showing that he held $132.000 of the estate. When qualifying as adminis trator he offered a bond of only $30,000. which would indicate an estate of $15.000 under the laws governing such bonds. The difference between the accounting of 1894 and the bond Just oft'ered precipitates the present litigation. Tte statement of the plaintiff alleges Green's Incompetency on the grounds of nonresldence, sets forth that the property should schedule at least $125,000, and demands an accounting. About $15,000 of the estate Is In this city, and the balance is in the hands of Green, in St. Louis. The court sustained the motion for an accounting. The parties to the action are sons-ln-law of the decedent. Decision Reserved in Estate Case. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PORTLAND. Ind., June 22. The Sheffer trial, in which the heirs objected to the accountings of Henry Sheffer, guardian of Ira Sheffer, the latter being of unsound mind for several years before his death, has ended In the Jay Circuit Court, but Special Judge Fox has reserved h's de cision. , It is charged that when Henry Sheffer assumed control of the estate It was valued at $12.000. but tlx years later it had dwindled to $3,700. GRADUATES AT SPICELAND. Class of Fifteen Passes Into the Ranks of the World's Workers. Special to tjtae Indianapolis JournaL SPICELAND, Ind., June 22. To-day was the thirty-first commencement at Spice land Academy. There were fifteen mem bers of the graduating class. The exer cises were held In the. large auditorium room of the Friends Church. Following are the graduates: Edgar Bazzle, Spring port, Ind.; David "W. Gordon, 'Chicago; Con nie Griffin, Ogden, Ind.; Guy R. Hall, New Lisbon, Ind.; Clyde Kennedy; Rushvllle, Ind.; Ethel Applegate, Spiceland; Susan Benedict, Springport, Ind.; Cora A. Charles, Spiceland; Jennie Rlfner, Spiceland; Pernio Thornburg, Spiceland; Clarence O. Macy, Lewlsville, Ind.; Everest J. Macy, Lewls ville, Ind.; Carroll J. Mills, Straughns, Ind.; Cecil 'Newby. Spiceland; John R. Thomp son, Spiceland. The business meeting of the alumni was held this afternoon and the public meeting was held to-night. Prof. William A. Julian, principal of the Hastings (Neb.) schools, being the orator. The past year has been a very prosperous one. Prof. Murray S. Wlldman will remain In charge the coming year. . Commencement at WInamae. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WINAMAC, Ind., June 22. The seventh annual commencement of the Wlnamac and St. Peter schools took place to-night. The graduates were twenty-six In number, as follows: Misses Emma Beckman, Rosa BIgler, Beulah Burroughs, Laura Coff- man, Iva Coin, Lenore Comer, Rachel Deutsch, Carrie Graves, Evy Little, Lottie Lou, Alma Moore. Ruth Nye, Edna. Owens, Lola Stipp. Ethel Stowman. Edith Thomp son, Messrs. Harry Barnett, Oscar Boyles, Frank Hedges, Elgie Little, Morris Meyer, Clyde Nettieton, Willard Stipp, Harry Straw, Edward Virpilet and Clinton Wright. The Rev. Mr. Neilson offered the Invocation, Prof. Packard delivered the class address. Prof. Reddick presented the diplomas, and the Rev. Mr. Lowman pro nounced the benediction. Lopped Off a Study. Special to the Indianapolis JournaL RICHMOND, Ind., June 22,-Elocutlon, which has been taught sj-stematically in the High School for two years, has been discontinued. Prof. E. P. Trueblood, of Earlham College, who has been the instruc tor, was not retained by the board. The desire on the part of the School Board to cut down expenses Is the reason. GREAT CO-OPERATIVE SCHEME. Window-Glass Trust Said to Be Plan ning for n Coup. Sreclal to the Indianapolis Journal. MARION, Ind., June 22. Rumors are afloat in glass circles that the American Window-glass Company, the trust, is pre paring to adopt a plan which will revolu tionize the window glass trade, and which. If effectual, will be a death blow to the In dependent window glass factories through out the country. It is said that the Ameri can Company contemplates transforming itself Into a co-operative concern with a capital stock: of $17.000,000. The proposition of the American Is to make each of Its skilled workmen a member of the company by presenting him with a block of stock. No charge will be made for euch stock, the workmen merely being asked to take an In tel est in the business and help themselves by making a better quality of glass than ever before turned out. The workmen will draw dividends on their stock In addition to their pay. Glass men say this Is the biggest proposi tion ever made to its employes by any company, and that it cannot but become 1 effectual, and will Inevitably put the in dependents out of bu?lne?s. The plan, out lined contemplates the presentation of $X) in stock to each of the 4.C) workers in the trust employ, a total of $2.0.000. to be added to the present capital of $l5.ooo.0ofl. Besides piving the trust control of the window glass situation, this plan un doubtedly would result In securing to the company all the best workers in the trade, resulting in a higher class of output and strengthening the price situation to the extent that the additional dividends would scarceb be felt by the regular stock holders, if, indeed, it did not result in a still higher dividend rate. The workmen here take kindly to the Idea. They say that there Is r.o reason why dividends should not be made equal or superior to the high returns of past yars. when 123 to ,150 per cent, have been paid, and they are hopeful of being able to pocket several hundred dollars more, an nually, than their wages amount to. ANDERSON. Ind.. June 22. The report current here -that the window-glass trust will increa?e its capital stock and divide that increase among its workers Is viewed with apprehension by the independents, who admit it would mean that the end of the independent factory was at hand. The attitude of President Burns Is decidedly more favorable toward the American Window-glass Company than it has been here tofore, and this change In policy is being freely commented on In the ranks of tho workmen, who are well pleased with the prospect of having their conditon bettered. Glass Flatteners May Strike. PITTSBURG, June 22. The prospect of starting the window-glass factories of the country, on next fire at. the compromise scale, signed by the blowers and gather ers, last week, was materially lessened by the action of the flatteners to-day. After a six-hour conference with the manufac turers they refused to accept the 1 per cent, reduction asked by the trust, and left the meeting vowing they would close all the factories unless their demand of a 5 per cent, advance on the present scale was granted. Mill Will Reopen Monday. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE, Ind.. June 22. To-night an or der was posted calling In the 1.W0 employes of the Midland steel works to report for duty Monday morning. All parts of the big mill will go on except the open hearth fur naces, which are being repaired. "The or der books are loaded heavily," said an of ficial to-night. The employes out of town are being called home by wire. Ft. Wayne Plumbers on Strike. Sr eclal t o the Indianapolis JournaL FORT WAYNE. Ind., June 22 A general strike of plumbers has been ordered. The Journeymen demand $3 for eight hours' work. The bosses refused and say they will fight it out. Waited Fifty Years for Ills Money. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SULLIVAN, Ind., June 22. Willis Ben field, of this city, was allowed, a few days ago by the United States Court of Claims, $3.400 for work done for the government fifty years ago. Mr. Benfleld Is a veteran of the Mexican war, and after his return home he was granted 1C0 acres of land In this county by the government. He and his wife erected a log cabin on the land, and he had cleared a greater part when, in 1855, he learned that the Erie Canal Com pany had a prior claim by virtue of the grant of a large section of land In this county from the government. He gave possession and filed a claim for his Im provements, which has Just been allowed. Narrow Escape from Electrocution. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ELKHART, Ind., June 22. The support of an arc light broke Thursday night and allowed the light to fall In . the center of MIddlebury street. Aaron Rowe, a well known business man, drove against It and the horse was electrocuted and Mr. Rowe was painfully hurt. The buggy was charred In places, one hub being destroyed by the electric fire. Mr. Rowe was considerably shocked, but . his escape from worse in Jury was due to the fact that when the horse fell his momentum hurled him from the buggy beyond the danger line. Col. Durbln Will Speak. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MARION. Ind., June 22. The committee In charge of the arrangements for the Emancipation day celebration In this city, Aug. 1, announces that Col. W. T. Durbln, of Anderson, and Gurley Brewer and Ezra Roberts, of Indianapolis, have been se cured . to .deliver addresses on that oc casion. The exercises will be held at the old fair grounds, east of this city. Rara Arts at Fountain City. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind., June 22, There is on exhibition at Fountain City a rare speci men of bird, recently captured by the Hough brothers, who killed and had It mounted by a taxidermist. . The bird Is a night heron, native to Europe, and it is a matter of surprise how it came to be In this vicinity. The only specimen ever seen here is that owned by Earlham College. Guendllns Advanced to the See. WASHINGTON, June 22.-It is believed that the Very Rev. John Guendllng, ad ministrator of the vacant see of Fort "Wayne, Ind., will be appointed bishop of that diocese at an early day. Advices to this effect have reached "Washington from Rome. Indiana Obituary. DUBLIN, Ind., June 22. The Rev. Henry N. Brown, aged slxty-slx years, a prom inent Universalist minister of Dublin, and well known throughout Indiana, is dead of consumption. He has been a resident of Dublin for forty 3'ears and has preached the Universalist gospel for over twenty j-ears. He was born in Libert', Union county, Indiana. May 22, 1834, and was ordained-to the ministry in 1SS&. His widow and two daughters survive. RICHMOND. Ind., June 22.-George W. Jameson died last night suddenly of apo plexy at his home, a short distance north of this city. His age was seventy-four years. A widow and three children survive. The deceased ws a member of the Third Methodist Church. FARMLAND, Ind., June 22. Mrs. Mar ietta Rust, wife of Jacob Rust, pioneer res idents of Randolph county, died here to day, aged eighty-three years. Sh was the mother of the Rev. Abram Rust, a well known minister of the United Brethren Church. Indiana Notes. The people of Fountain City, Wayne county, are preparing for a midsummer carnival, July 12, 13, 14 and 15. Dr. Fred Anderson, of Richmond. Is the new president of the alumni of Western Reserve Dental College, Cleveland. Farmers of Clark county are harvesting their crop of orchard grass. Seed has been higher than ever before this year, and the crop 13 more than a third short. The grass i3 the principal feed crop of the county. The hearing of the $10.000 damage suit of Miss Louise Bradley, of Decatur, against David E. Studebaker, of the same city, for breach of promise to marry. I before the Jay County Circuit Court, at Portland. Farmers of Harrison township, Pulaski county, to the number of seventy-four met at Winamac and organized a co-operative harvesting association, to economize In harvest field expenses and the purchase of supplies. Henry F. Weber, administrator of the estate of Adam If. Wellman, has begun suit of Brazil against Mary and Amos Hardin for $5.000 for the killing of Well man. Hardin shot Wellman at Saline City, last December. The wheat crop In Madison county Is such a complete failure that nearly every threshing machine In the county has been put under contract to go to Kansas and Nebraska to work. Local crews will go with tho machines. Two Prise Fights. NEW YORK. June 22. Joe Bernstein, of this city, met 'Solly" Smith, of Los Ange les, at the Broadway Athletic Club, and, after fighting twenty-five round. Smith was disqualified for fouling. The men were matched to fight twenty-live rounds at 124 pounds. From the outset Smith seemed Inclined to adopt foul tactics. . - CHICAGO. June 22.-At the Star Theater to-night Eddie Gardner, brother of Oscar, the "Omaha Kid," gained the dtvielnn. over Elwood McClofckey, of Philadelphia, ia their tlx-roubd bouL If Your Blood Is Good Your nerves will be strong, a I your blood Is bad and ycu feci nervous, tired, miserable and weak, you should take Hood's Sarsa parilla. It will change the condition of your blood and the state of your feclinrs, also. It will make your blood rich and pure ard give you strong nerves and sweet tit-tu. It is America's Greatest Medicine. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is sold by all druggists. Price $1. HOOD'S PILLS re the favorite cathartic. 20. NORTHERN CITIES AWASH FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE WA BASH, WARSAW ND PERU. Wabash Water System Wrecked Clondbarst at Fort Wayne Passen gers Hurt in Big Four Washout. . Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WABASH. Ind.. June 22. The flood Inci dent to the downpour of rain which be gan yesterday and continued until to-day, has burst the main which carries the city's water supply, and Wabash Is without fire protection and with a deflciency of water for domestic uses. The main passes under the Wabash river. Early this morning it was discovered that not a gallon of water was going into the standplpe and investi gation proved that the big main had sprung a Joint. It could not be located and is believed to be in the river, and If this is' true the water supply will be cut off for two or three days. Not In the recollection of the oldest in habitant of this city has a larger volume of water fallen than descended In this city and neighborhood between noon yesterday and 9 o'clock this morning. There was not even a brief respite from the downpour, which has carried away dozens of bridges, forced all streams out of their beds and completely flooded the low lands of th Wabash. Six bridges across, small streams and ditches between here and Lafontaine, on the turnpike, are carried away, two bridges, one a new Iron one, over Tretty creek are gone, and the Siferd and Thomp son dwellings, In the Treaty creek bot toms, were swept from their foundations and are wrecked. The Big Four Railroad came in for a share of trouble. As freight No. 61, coming north, approached Treaty this morning, it encountered a culvert weakened by the flood. The engine and two cars passed over, but twelve cars went down with tho bridge and' are piled up promiscuously. Gangs are at work on the wreck, but can not open the road before to-morrow. The river was still rising and threatens yet to overflow the bottoms In the city, which are built up thickly with homes and factories. Farmers say that corn and oats in low ground are all washed out and will be a total loss. CLOCDBIRST AT FT. WAYNE. Three Bridges Were Destroyed Cit ' Isens Rescued by the Police. Special to the Indiana polls JournaL FORT WAYNE. Ind., June 2i. This city was visited by a cloudburst this morning and losses aggregating many thousands of dollars resulted. Shawnee run. a Email stream traversing the South Sid?, rose twelve feet In two hours and Inundated a district a mile long and half a mile wide. Three bridges were carried away and great damage was done to property. The police were put at work with boats taking people out of submerged houses. Another creek in the eastern part of the county was also swelled by the cloudburst and spread over the country nearly a mile in width, causing great damage to farm property. In a few hours the waters subsided.- Four Cloudbursts nt Peru. ; Special to the. Indianapolis JournaL PERU, Ind., June 22. Nearly five Inches of rain fell here last nighL There wer four distinct cloudbursts and the storm was accompanied by very high winds. Cellar were flooded, streets were converted into miniature rivers and in the surrounding country fields of growing grain were laid flat. The loss will run into thousands of dollars. TRAIN WRECKED BY WASHOUT. Four Persons Injured on the Biß Four West of Covington. COVINGTON, Ind., June 22.-The Big Four passenger train which left Indian apolis for" Peoria Thursday evening was wrecked a few miles east of Forester, Ind., early this morning. The mail car, ladies' coach and sleeper turned over and rolled down an embankment, Four persons were injured, among them II. 11. Gould and wife, of Peoria, and Charles S. Miller, en gineer, of Indianapolis. . A cloudburst and subsequently heavy rain was the cause of the accident, tho tracks being weakened on account of tho heavy rain. The passengers lost consider able clothing and baggage. Many chil dren were Imprisoned in one of the coaches and It took an hour and a half before all were got out. A relief train went to the scene from Danville. Heavy Damage at Warsaw. Special to the Indlai-apolia Journal. WARSAW, Ind., June 22. Damages amounting to $10,000 resulted from th heavy rain which fell here last eight. E. Woods & Co., who are putting In the netr sewer system, are the heaviest losers. A large section of the sewer was caved in. Houses all over the city were floodd. The rainfall was the heaviest recorded in thij vicinity. , .Man Killed, Congregation Shocked. RICHLAND CENTER, Wis.. June 22. During a severe thunderstorm at Gilling ham. eight miles north, lightning struck the United Brethren Church during serv ices. Lewis Peckham was Instantly killed, Julian Hart and S. Foley were rendered un conscious and the entire congregation khocked. The building was wrecked. Occupied by Colombian Rebels. CARACAS, June 22. The Colombian rev olutionists have occupied Bucaramanga. on the Venezuelan frontier. Cucuta, a town in the department of Santander, also on the Venezuelan frontier, continues in posses sion of thTr revolutionists. Torturing Disfiguring Humors Itchirjff, Barnins, and Scaly Eruptions of the Skin end Scalp with loss or Hair Complete External end Inter, na! Treatment by Cuticura The Set S1.2S CxtiEtlag of Cm cum Soap ( 25c.), to clcmrj the skin crufta and scales and e often th thlclened cuticle, Clticura Olutmeni(S0c.)t to instantly allay Itching-, Irritation, and lv ÜÄmmation, aud soothe and hel, anl Ctm CTRA Rxsolvext (Wc.), to ck1 and cleans the blood. A Aiuglo set Is often ru&cient t cure the most torturing, disfiguring tkln, scalp, and Hood humors, tTUhes.IU Mnjrs.aud. Irritations, with loa of h.tlr, wnen tho tcrl physicians and all other remedies fall. cm:jii r::.i;T c- c:.:vc:ra