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Four Woman Murderers Hanged To-day in the Tombs, New York. Horrible Scene from one of the Scaffolds— Profanity and Defiance. Two of the Pour die From Strangulation. FOUR WERE HANGED. jKew York Supplies the Candidate*. New YoBK, Augnst 23.—Packenham and Nolan were hanged at 6:55 a. m. on the Franklin street side. At 7:03 a. m. Lewis aad Carolin were hanged on the Leonard street scaffold. The four murderers of women, Patrick Packenham, Jack Lewis, (colored,) James Nolan and IFerd Carolin, were hanged in the yard of the Tombs prison this morning. There were two scaffolds and two men were hnng on each. Packenham and No lan were the first executed, on a scaffold which was erected on the Franklin street side of the prison. The drop fell at 6:55 o'clock. Eight minutes later, Lewis and Carolin were hanging from the scat fold on the Leonard street side. Sheriff Black and under sheriff Sexton entered the prison at 6:15, followed by twenty deputy sheriffs, all in black clothes and wearing Bilk hats. Each official wore his badge of office and carried a staff. They marched into the corridor, ten of them taking their places at Leonard street and the others at the Franklin wall. The first jury of twelve men and all the newspaper representatives entered the prison yard, and two minutes later the secood set of jurors filed in and marched to their places. The last rites of the church were administered to Packenham and Nolan, and at 6:40 they emerged from the jail, accompanied by three priests. The arms of the condemned men were pinioned and over the shoulders of each hnng a black cap. Packenham's face was of a ghastly pallor, but his step was firm and he looked unflinchingly into the faces around him. Nolan hardly appeared to realize his position. There was a half de fiant look on his countenance. After the men had taken their places on the scaffold, they both grasped the hands of the priest, wringing them fervently. Then Hangman Atkinson tied a white cord about the legs of Nolan just above the ankles. His assistant did a like service for Packenham. In a twinkling the black caps were adjusted, and at a signal from Atkinson the bodies of both were jerked into the air. At 7:10 Nolan and Packen ham were pronounced dead, but their bodies were permitted to hang for fifteen minutes longer. While this scene was being enacted preparations were being made for what proved to be the most shocking spectacle that had ever taken place within the walls of the Tombs prison. By many persons, Carolin, who was a German, was not believed to be of sound mind, although the experts of Shis trial de clared him sane. There seemed to be a screw loose somewhere, and every prison keeper or deputy sheriff who ever had to watch him said so. He murdered a woman who passed as his wife, in a small back roan in a Stanton street tenement. The scene grew out of a drunken quarrel. Lewis and Nolan, like Carrolin, had each murdered his mistress. Like Carrolin also both were hard drinkers. Packenham's victim was his wife. He too, was drink ing. The Tombs prison at present contains two other meD, Giblin and Carlton, under sentence of death, and fifteen men and one woman awaiting trial for homicide. The hanging of Carolin and Lewis in several aspects is probably unparalelled. A gaunt, sallow-faced man had come around from where Packenham and Nolan were hanging and marie a brief examina tion of the instrument of death. Then he disappeared, and a minute later Hangman Atkinson, immediately after finishing his first job, came around back^of the prison and stood behind the box. Now Carolin and Lewie, with the priests, came through the door. Lewis, the negro, walked un steadily for the first ten or a dozen paoes, but quickly|recovered himself He was smiling and as he caught sight of a deputy who had been especially kind to him he walked over and seized his hand. Then he shook hands with two more. Father Gelinas gently urged him toward the rope that was [to strangle him. He smiled and looked fearlessly aronnd him Carolin had the butt of a cigar between his lips and was puffing vigorously, blowing great clouds of smoke into the taoes of the priests. His face was pale as the face of the dead and a scowl upon it almost de moniacal. He glared at the priests as he turned around and felt the rope touch big shoulders. SpittiDg the cigar stub from his mouth he broke into blasphemy that hor rified the spectators. Atkinson had jost pinioned his legs when he spoke. Looking sullenly at the priests he suddenly ex claimed, "I die an innocent man. God damn it, I didn't do this thing." Lewis, who had then been pinioned, half turned his head, and, addressing his com panion, said : "What's the matter with yon, anyway ? Why don't yon die like a man ?" "I will die like a man," shrieked Carolin, his face turning perfectly livid. I will die like an innocent man." The words were scarcely out of his month before Atkinson had clapped the black cap over the murderer's face. The assistant hangman covered Lewis' face at the same time. Atkinson gave the signa and the weight fell. Instead of bounding up as Packenham and Nolan had done, the miserable wretches went into the air with so little force that there was scarcely any rebound at all. Lewis immediately began to struggle in the most Bickening manner. He threw his legs about so violently as to kick off his slippers. Then he began to gurgle and a a choke, the rasping wheezy sonnd from un der the horrible cap for fully ten seconds. His body turned and swayed, and the sight was so pa nfttl that half a dozen men turned away their heads. The poor crea tures were slowly strangled. Carolin 's body was violently convulsed, but he ut tered not a sound. The weight fell at 7:03 o'clock and at 7:10 both men were dead. The four bodies hnng for half an hoar and were then cat down and placed in plain coffins. CITY CRIMINALS. The Burglars and Murderers Caught. New Yoke, August 22.— Early this morning Christopher W. Luca had a hand to-hand conflict with three burglars who had gained an entrance to his grocery store. Daring the fight the grocer was stabbed to the heart. The police fonnd one of the men hidden behind a barrel. He said his name was McElwain, and gave a descrip tion of his companions. In less than an honr another of the men, named Farlen, a professional thief and ex-convict, was captured. THE CRONIN MURDER. Trial of the Suspects in Chicago This Morning. Chicago, August 26. — The cases of Coaghlin, Burke, Beggs, Kunze and O'Snl livan, charged with complicity in the mur der of Dr. Cronin the 4th of last May, came to tiial this morning at the opening of the coart. State's Attorney Longnecker stated that three of the defendants wonld ask for separate trials. The attorney of John Knnze asked for a separate trial, and read a long affidavit in which Konce stated that he had never known Dr. Cronin dnring the latter's life time. He declared that he was innocent of any murder, complicity or knowledge of murder. The connsel for Detective Conghlan read a long affidavit saying that if his client was tried with the other détendants it should involve the introduction of testimony, which while in applicable to Coughlin, wonld nevertheless predjndice his case. The connsel then read an affidavit by Coaghlin himself, as serting innocence of complicity in the crime. The connsel for Patrick O'Sollivan next read an affidavit by his client assert ing that certain evidence to be introduced against other defendants would be prejudi cial to his case; also asserting innocence of the crime charged. Similar affidavits for separate trials were presented in behalf of Patrick O'Sullivan, Martin Burke and Frank Woodruff. The hearing was then adjourned until Wednes day. _____ Would-be Murderer Killed. Cincinnati, August 25. —This afternoon near Independence, Ky., Levi Rice, a farmer, met the wife, daughter and son of a neighbor with whom he had a quarrel ot many years standing. Rice assaulted and severely beat Mrs. Beers and son, and the daughter screamed for help. Beers, who was in the farm house, hearing the cry rushed oat and shot Rice dead. The inju ries of Mrs. Beers and son are said to be severe. _ ___ A in ly _ ___ Attempted Marder and Suicide. Danville, Ohio, August 25. —Post master K. C. Lybarger, at Millwood to-day shot g( his daughter during a family alter cation. The ball missed his daughter, but fatally wounded his wife. Lvbarger then snicided. _ _ Indian Chief Murdered. Chicago, August 24.—A special from Cheyenne, Wyo., says White Horse, chief of the Crow Indian tribe, has been mur dered by some unknown person, his remains being fonnd a day or two ago badly decomposed, in the Yellowstone river. The tribe is greatly excited, and the bucks threaten vengeance. Fatal Accident. Kansas City, August 25. Two fright ful accidents occnrred on the cable road this evening. Miss Mamie I. Bnrlew, a music teacher, was run over and instantly killed. R. T. Hind, recorder of deeds of the county, fell while alighting from a car. He was fatally injured. Serious Accident. Charleston, W. Va., August 25.—While Governor Wilson and his father-in-law, Dr. Colton, were out driving last evening, their horse ran away and threw the carriage and its occupants down a thirty-five foot embankment. Both gentlemen were badly injuied._____ Big Fire. Columbus, Ohio, August 25.— There was a big fire in the Chittenden block this morning. Several firms suffered losses ag gregating $100,000. Death of Noted Men. Boston, August 21. —Horace Seaver, edi tor of the Investigator , died here this after noon, aged seventy-eight years. He was a a strong anti-slavery man and was a warm friend of Wendell Phillips, Parker Pills bury and William Lloyd Garrison. At the fanerai, which is to be held Sunday in Paine Memorial Hall, the eaology will be prononnoed by Robert Ingersoll. Rome, Ga, August 21.— Daring the ses sion of the Grand Lodge of the Indepen dent Order of Odd Fellows here to-day Col. Adolph Brandt, while opposing a resolu tion, fell dead in the hall from aa attack of apoplexy. Carson City, August 22.—Lieutenant Governor H. C. Davis fell dead in his gar den this morning from heart disease. His family is visiting in the East. Chicago, August 21.—Major J. S. Davis, of Wahoo, Neb, Department Commander of the G. A. R, died in this city of dropsy superinduced by wounds received at the battle of Gettysburg. He was an officer in a New York regiment dnring the war. Canton, Ohio, August 22 —Jacob Mil ler, at the head of the immense agricul tural works of E. Anltman & Co., died here this morning of paralysis, aged 65. Denver, Augnst 22. — Fanas F. Wilbur, perhaps t*.e most important witness in the Government sait against the Bell Tele phone Co , was fonnd dead in bed to-day. Death was evidently the result of hard drinking. Wilbnr was chief clerk in the electrical department of the patent office at the time the Bell Telephone model was submitted and patent applied for. St. Paul, Augnst 25 —Philemon Bliss, ex Justice of the Supreme Court of Mis souri, and Dean of the Missouri Law Uni versity, died in this city this merning, aged 76 years. He was the first Chief Justice of Dakota, appointed by President Lincoln in 1861. FATAL FLOOD. A Bhode Island Reservoir Breaks and Sweeps Several Persons to Destruction. Drowned in the Flood. Providence, R. I., August 25.— The Spring Lake Reservoir at Fisk ville, in the southwest corner of Cranston, abont fifteen miles from the city, which supplies the | whole row of mill villages along the Pau tncket river, barst this afternoon. Down in the valley Mrs. Greene Tew, aged sixty, Mrs. Hawkins, aged ninety, and Mrs. Tew's son, seven years old, were walking through a strip of woods and were overtaken by the flood and drowned. The bodies were found in the woods through which the water ran until it emptied into the Pan tucket river. The river rose rapid ly and caused considerable alarm among the people who live on the banks, who thought that the Pongassette reservoir, the largest in the State, had gone. Many of them had left their homes bnt the flood subsided as rapidly as it had come. The path of the water from the reservoir was throngh a thinly settled country and the only damaged property was that of astable and the demolising of three road bridgee. The cause of the bursting of the dam is believed to be that a spring existed ander the middle of the dam and the builders did not take sufficient précaution to choke this spring and it undermined the dam. Earl Dodge, aged nine, was with the party who were overtaken and drowned, bnt he escaped with bruises by clinging to a tree. Trip Through the Whirlpool. Niagara Falls, N. Y., August 25.— Carlisle D. Graham made a successful trip through the whirlpool rapids this afternoon in a barrel-shaped boat. At first the boat traveled easy, bnt soon was in the grasp of a more rapid current that hastened its journey. It rode beautifully in the trip through the rapids, and frequently dis appeared from sight, and when it strack the big wave in front of Battery's elevator it was out of sight so long that many be lieved it to be lost. The coarse it took was down the center of the river. At 4:52 o'clock it entered the whirlpool and thou sands of people who had gathered there to witness his friends recover the barrel were doomed to be disappointed, for instead of being canght in the main carrent and car ried across, as is usually the case, it hugged the American Bide and was carried into the quiet water in front of the outlet and wor ried Blowly over nearly to the Canadian side. For a minute it was a question whether it was to go around the "pool" or down the river, but outward the current was too strong and at 4:54 p. m. Graham passed ont of the pool and down the trough in the fearful water opposite Foster's flats, which is the spot most feared by all the rapids navigators. All these ■dangen Graham to-day passed in safety, and ' at 5 05 p. m. Seymour Fleming and John Lonsdale, of Lewiston, picked him up near the old Lewiston bridge. Death of a Philanthropist. St. Louis, August 25. —Henry Shaw, a venerable philanthropist, died this morn ing, aged 80. Henry Shaw was an English man by birth. He came to America and located at St. Lonis in 1819, amassed a fortune and retired from business at the age of 40. He went abroad and visited nearly every quarter of the globe. Upon his return he commenced the study and cultivation of plants and flowers, and it was in the prosecution of these studies that now the world famous show of botani cal gardens had their origin. He made his gardens and beautilnl estate free to the public. With the death of Henry Shaw the famous botanical gardens become the property of the State of Missouri. Another and perhaps more valuable munificence was the gift to the city of Tower Grove Paik, a resort of peculiar beauty. His estate is valued at $2,250,000. Heavy Failure. St. Paul, Augnst 25.— One of the larg est failures in the Northwest for many years was that of the J. H. Mahler Car riage Co., which assigned last night io John L. McDonald, of this city. J. H. Mahler, president of the company, admits that the liabilities will largely exceed the assets. It is believed the liabilities will not be less than $400,000 and they may reach nearly twice that amount. The officers of the company will make no pub lic statement. The assignment was pre cipitated by the aetion bronght by the Michigan Carriage Manufactory. Mold Attempt to Rob the Passengers Lancaster, Pa., Augnst 25.—Charles D. Chambers, just released from the Easton penitentiary, came to this city last evening and when the Pacific express on the Penn sylvania railroad pulled oat of the station at l*?-5 this morning he boarded a Pullman car and endeavored to rob the passengers. Charles Mark, the porter, of Jersey City straggled with him and was ahot twice. Chambers was then overpowered by the train men. Mark will recover. Chambers says he was stealing a ride and the porter began firing at him. He grasped the pistol and it went off. The porter says Chambers was in a berth and when discovered drew a revolver and commenced firing. Packing House Burned. Kansas City, August 25.—The smoke house and rendering works of Swift & Co.'s packiog establishment were destroyed by fire to day, involving a loss of $160,000, with $120,000 insurance. The firemen labored nnder serions disadvantages, owing to an inadequate water pressure, and had the wind not fortunately shifted the whole works wonld have been destroyed, involv ing a loss of no less than $500,000. Not Yet in Effect. Washington, August 24—The Treas ury Department has imormed a Boston correspondent that the Chinese act of Sep tember 13,1888, does not take effect till the date of the exchange of ratifications which date has not yet arrived. SERIOUS WRECK A Railway Train Derailed»Many People Injured. Streator, HI., August 26.—The vesti bule train on the Santa Fe route running between Kansas City and Chicago met with a serions accident at Kinsman, fifteen miles north of here, this morning. The train was heavily loaded with Grand Army veterans and friends bound for the Milwaukee encampment It was caused by spreading of the rails. Two Pnllman sleepers and the dining car thrown from the track down a steep embankment forty feet. Word was tele graphed here, and a special train with a dozen physicians was sent. Those most seriously injured wore bronght to this city and taken to the hospital, where their wonnds were attended to. In all probably fifty persons were hart, though none were killed outright Many are in a very dan gerous condition, and the majority, It is feared, will die. MOVED FOR DISMISSAL. No Case Against Justice Field. Stockton, Cal., August 26. —District At torney White appeared before Justice of the Peace Swayne this morning and moved to dismiss the warrant issued against Jus tice Stephen Field, charging him with being a party to the killing of David S. Terry, and which had been sworn ont by Mrs. Saran Althea Terry. The action of the district attorney was based on a letter of the attorney general of the State to the district attorney directing that such coarse Bhonld be followed. at his home. Reception of the President at Indianapolis. Indianapolis, August 22 —About the Denison House, the headquarters of Presi dent Harrison, where the general reception began thiB morning, the street for a square was completely blocked and the hotel lobby was thronged by a mass of humanity. The President received in the parlors, which were magnificently decorated with flowers and banting. Two lines of people passed up the stairway and through the parlors, and it is estimated that in an hoar about 12,000 passed by the President. The crowd was composed mostly of fellow townsmen of the President, who came to pay their respects. There were also many prominent men from all parts of the State. Disastrous Floods in China San Francisco, Angnst 25. — The steamer Oceanic arrived to-daj from Hong Kong and Yokohoma, with further details ot the bursting of the Yellow river em bankments in the province of Shan Tung July 22. The state of destruction is wide-spread. The breach in the river is over 2,000 feet in length. A dispatch from Chi Foo states that the number of per sons drowned was too great to be counted. It is feared that many more of the districts in the low lying country south will suffer a similar fate. The latest advices concerning the earth quake at KumamOta state that fifty-three shocks have been experienced, and con tin ned to be felt. The inhabitants are sleep ing in the open air. Extended Labor Strike. Londgn, August 26,—The strike begun by the dock laborers, which subsequently spread to the car men, is now extended to the Thames Iron Works, and the gas stokers threaten to join forces with the strikers. There is also talk of •compelling the laborers in all the trades quitting work to force matters to an issue at once. The workers' strike adds 7,000 to the numl er. The unemployed men, as yet. are orderly. The shipping business is completely paralyzed, the mail steamers leaving with out cargoes. Four of the largest mills in Blackeuburg shut down owing to the dull ness of trade. The iron platers at Bermenzy, a suburb of London, have joined the strikers. In Rothersbite, a shipbuilding district of Lon don, processions of strikers are marching continually. Many ship owners have be gan suite against the Commercial Dock Company, claiming damages for detaining vessels. The company claims the act of Parliament granting them a charter pre cludes the enforcement of any claims for damages owing to strikes. Alleged Cruelty to Soldiers. St. Louis, Angnst 25.—The Post-Dispateh prints a page article giving the experience of a reporter who enlisted as a soldier and investigated the causes of so many deser tions. The story alleges that enlisted men in the United States are treated worse than Blaves, many of them worse .even than dogs. The reporter claims that officers, and especially non-commissioned officers, are needlessly crael and offensively tyrannical ; that the food famished is unfit to eat; that vermin make the soldiers' eouches unfit to sleep upon; that the reernit's money is used by Bntlers, and charges that a private soldier had been murdered by non-eommissioned officers witheut as much as an investigation. St. Louis, Angnst 26. —The Post Dis • patch prints another .chapter of its army exposure. It shows the terrible state of affairs at Jefferson barracks, alleging that the recruits are treated like dogs. The men are strung up by the wrists until they swoon from weakness and the brutal ser geants deem no craelty too severe a pan - ishment. It relates how an insane man was hartlessly tortured; while the common soldiers are imprisoned at the merest whim of their superiors. It is also charged in the expose, that in the gnard honse the prisoners are packed into an inclosnre twenty by forty. The sanitary condition is terrible. English View. London, August 25.—Commenting open the seizure of Canadian vessels in Behring Sea, the Daily Weirs says : Secretary Blaine is in a manner committed to a policy of friendliness toward England. There are many signs, however, that in the present dispate he has to reckon with his own countrymen as well as with oars. AN AWFDL WRECK. An Excursion Train Carrying Prominent People, Derailed and Many Killed and Injured. Tennessee the Scene of the Aooident—The Dead and Wounded. TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT Large Number of Persons Killed and Wounded. g Knoxville, Tenn., Angnst 22.--A hor rible wreck occnred on the Knoxville,Cum berland Gap & Louisville Railroad at Flat Gap Creek, twenty-two miles from here, this morning. The train was the first to go over the road and it carried a select excur sion of bnsines and professional men of Knoxville. Two cars of the train left the track at the crossing and the rear car went down the trestle, The dead are: Judge Andrews, the moat prominent law yer of Elast Tennessee. S. T. Powers, a leading merchant and farmer,and President of the East Tennessee Fire Insurance Co. Alexander Reeder, a leading politician who has held many offices of trust: The injured are: Alex. A. Arthur, President of the Cham ber of Commerce. Isham Young, president. Peter Kein, member of the board of pub lic works. John T. Hearn, editor of the Sentinel. W. W. Woodruff, leading wholesale mer chant. Charles Seymore, attorney. Alexander Wilson, assistant chief engi neer of the road. County Judge Maloney. Aldermen Berry and Hockings. Gen. H. S. Chnmbert, of the Governor's staff. A. J. Alberts, wholesale merchant. Rev. R. J. Cook, professor in U. S. Grant University. City Physician West, Judge H. H. Inger soll, H. B. Wetzell, W. B. Samuels, C. Abbie, Captain H. H. Taylor, S. McKelden, Ed. Barker, J. F. Kinsell, J. B. Hall, Philip Samuels, R. Schmidt, W. A. Park and one of the train crew. Out of fifty six persons on the train forty-one were injured. The most intense excitement and sadnesB is apparent here to-n'ght. Petroleum, W. Va., August 23.—A col lision occnred this morning on the Balti more and Ohio between Petroleum and Silver Run, at the tunnel abont twenty three miles east of Parkersburg, in which three men were instantly killed and fifteen more wonnded. The accommodation train coming west crashed into the special train occupied by railroad magnates on a tour of inspection. The cause of the accident is said to have been conflicting telegrams. Both trains were running at a rapid speed and when they collided with a crash the the and special train and the engine, tender, and baggage car of the accomodation train went over a cliff in cne inconceivable mass. Jas. Layman, engineer of the accommoda tion train, and Alexander Bailey, fireman for Layman, were crushed in the wreck of engines. Cephas Rowland, an engineer, was canght nnder the wreck and had a leg broken and received internal injuries from which he cannot recover. John Fletcher, a brakeman on the special, was also killed. A special car, occupied by the officials on an inspecting tonr, was smashed to pieces. Roadmaster J. A. Hnnter was badly in jured, together with several others. George Douglas, in the same car, was also injured. In the accommodation train were many passengers, all of whom received a terrible shaking np, and many of whom were more or less injured. R. J. Mullen, Trackmaster of Parkers burg, and a member of the City Council, were badly injused. Jefferson Rose, baggage-master of the accommodation, was also seriously hurt. Chicago, August 22.—The Baltimore & Ohio officials here say that the reports ot the Parkersburg accident are grossly exag gerated. No one was hurt except three train men, who were killed. Lincoln, Neb., August 26—It is ju6t learned that a construction train on the non hwe8tern extension of the B. & M. railroad was wrecked Saturday night near Ridge tunnel, near the northwestern corner of the State. Eleven men were hurt, two of whom, George Moore, engineer, and James Murnon, laborer, will probably die. Villard's Financial Plan. New York, August 21. —The Board of Directors of the Northern Pacific railroad has unanimously passed a resolution to submit the financial plan devised by H. Villard, as chairman of the finance com mittee, to the vote of preferred stockholders. The salient points of Villiard's plan are a consolidated mortgage of $160,000,000, which is to be used for the retirement of outstanding second and third mortgage bonds and other securities which will be guaranteed by the Northern Pacific rail road company and which is also to be ap plied to the financial needs of the present and fntnre of the company. It is not in tended to issoe at once more than $150, 000,000 of the consolidated mortgage bonds which will be used to provide for mdis pensible improvements, the enlargement of terminal localities, and the permanent betterments and improvements on the main line. ______ Northern Pacific Agreement. Milwaukee, Angnst 23 —The Wiscon sin Central and the Northern Pacific traffic agreement takes form to morrow in the shape of a throngh car service from Chicago to Tacoma, W. T., and Portland, Oregon, opening the first unbroken communication from Lake Michigan across the continent to the Pacific Northwest New Incorporation. Denver, Angnst 21.—Certificates of in corporation were yesterday filed with the Secretary of the State of Colorado and the recorder of Arapahôe coanty, of the^Nicar agua Mail Steam Navigation and [/Trading company. Its capital stock is $500,000 Its object among others is the establish ment and operation of a steamship line on the river San Jnan the lake of Nicaragua, the port of San Juan, Del Norte and all the inland waters of the Republic of Nicar agua and elsewhere. Its board of directors for the first year are: Geo. H. Robinson, Jos. E. Whitney, Albert O. Cheney, Chas. N. Vilas and John T. Spronll. Flathead Indian Outbreak. Washington, Angnst 23.— Assistant In dian Commissioner Belt has received a tel egram from Agent Ronan at Flathead In dian Agency, Montana, in which he says that the trouble with the Flatheads at Demersville, which is, hundred miles from the Agency and off of the reservation, was undoubtedly caused by whiskey. The In dians, he eays, buy from the people at Flat head lake all the liquor that they can pay for and drunkenness is very frequent among them, one Indian having been killed. The Agent is making investiga tion. of is of AT INDIANAPOLIS. Laying the Corner Stone of the Sol diers' and Sailors' Monument. Indianapolis, August 22.—The corner stone of the Indianapolis Soldiers' and Sailors' monument was laid this afternoon with imposing ceremonies in the presence of the President of the United States. Many men of prominence of the United States and a thousand veteran soldiers and sailors were present. All day yesterday and this morning the trains brought thou sands of strangers to the city. The city is beautifully decorated in honor of the occa sion. The exercises of the day began at 2 o'clock, when the parade formed and began its march through the principal streets. It was made np of various posts of the G. A. R. throughout the State and the militia and local civic organizations. It is esti mated there were 8,000 in line. In the second division, immediately in the rear of the military, was an escort to President Harrison of a hundred strong, all mounted. The President rode in a flag draped carriage with Mayor Denny and Governor Hovey. Other gnests of promi nence followed. All the streets snrround ing the monument were packed with peo ple and as the President ascended the stand he was greeted with cheers which he acknowledged. The crowd watched in silence the laying of the corner stone. The documents were consigned to their resting place and then the stone was placed [in po sition with the ritual of the G. A. R. When the stone had been placed in posi tion the national flag was raised and the "Star Spangled Banner" was sang by Mrs. Feloa Seguin Wallace. The ceremony ended with the firing of a sainte. Follow ing this Governor Hovey, as presiding offi cer of the occasion, made a brief address, and was followed by General Manson and General Cobarn. At the conclusion of the latter's address President Harrison was in troduced, and after the applause created had ended he made an address to the veterans. THE ENCAMPMENT. The Grand Army Muster Strong at Milwaakee. Milwaukee, August 26. — Immense crowds came in to-day by every train, and there are no less than 100,000 strangers in the city. About 50,00C of them are veterans distributed among the numerous suburban camps. General Sherman ar rived at 8 o'clock to-night and was escorted to his hotel by the executive council. When his carriage reached the Plankinton House the General was sainted with a shower of hoquets. To-night the old "Iron Brigade" held a reception at the Elks hall, the chief feature being an address by General Bragg, its old commander. The Sons of Veterans held a great camp fire, presided over by Commander-in-Chief Warner. The encampment proper opens to morrow, when the grand parade will take place. It is expected that 40,000 men will be in line. On to-morrow evening the chief meetiog of the week will take place at the West Side Turner hall. An address of welcome will be mode by Governor Hoard, which will be responded to by Commander-in-Chief Warner. Mayor BrowD will deliver as address on behalf of the city, and this will be responded to by Corporal Tanner, Commissioner of Pen sions. An East Side camp fire will also be held in the Light Horse Squadron armory, which will be presided over by General Fairchild. Addresses will be made by General John Spooner and others. General of Sherman will appear at and address both camp fires to-morrow evening. Milwaukee, Angnst 27.—The Grand Army emcampment proper opened to-day. The sourrounding country has emptied itself into Milwaukee. It is estimated that 50,000 Wisconsin people alone arrived by noon. There is a great crash in the hotels and streets. At the Plankinton House Mrs. Logan divided the honors with General Sherman and Pension Commis sioner Tanner. As she came down from breakfast the veterans gathered aronnd her with great enthusiasm, and she was cou&pe bd to hold an impromptu reception. The weather is perfect for the grand parade. A large number of thieves and pick pockets have been arrested. The parade bas been the great event of the encampment, a well managed, fine spectacle and complete suceess The procession started on time. The head of the column began to move at 10 o^clock and reached the reviewing stand ca Grand Avenue at 10 30. A conservative ebtima'e of the number of men who passed that point places it at 35,000. Milwaukee, August 27.—Overflowing camp fires were held to-night at various points in the city. Contrary to expecta tion, General Sherman failed to put in an appearance at either of the principal meet ings. Prominent speakers were heard at all the meetings, including Commander-in Chief Warner. Commissioner Tanner General Fairchild and others. A monster war song concert was given in Juneau Park. Mrs. John A. Logan was given a reception at the court house and was escorted there by the entire Illinois delegation of 2.000 veterans. Most of the State delegates were in caucus to night on the choice for Commander in-Chtef. The New England delegation and Minnesota agreed informal ly to support Judge Veazey, of Vermont. Ohio and Illinois decided to snpport Gen eral Alger, who will also, of course, receive Michigan's vote. New York and Pennsyl vania did not commit themselves. The choice for the next place of meeting lies between Washington, Boston and Saratoga, and committees are here in the interest of each. CHANGE IN MANAGEMENT. Re-organization of the Santa Fe Co. Chicago, Angnst 27.—The re-organiza tion of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad company to-day assumed definite shape. President W. B. Strong retires and will be succeeded by Allen Manuel, now first vice-president of the St. Paul, Minne apolis & Manitoba road. Chairman Ma gonn, of the committee of re-organization Biid to the reporter tais evening that the resignation of President Strong would be accepted at a meeting of the board of directors in Boston in September and Mr. Manuel will assume his office in this city September 9th. No other changes will be decided on anti! after that date "It is stated that yon have decided to liquidate all indebtedness by assuming a blinket mortgage to cover the whole system?" said the reporter. "No funding scheme has yet been determined upon," replied Mr. Ma gouD, "and will not for some time. No real opportunity has been presented of de termining just exactly what the property has, or what it can do and until such demonstration is made, which will, of course, be largely contingent upon crops to to be moved daring the season, no policy with regard to funding the debt, will be de termined upon." Mogoun preferred not to say anything regarding President S ring's management or the cause of his retirement. It is stated upon good authority that the resignation of A. C. Armstrong, purchasing agent, will also be accepted September 6th. President Strong was seen at the hotel and admitted without hesitation that he had resigned, but he declined to discuss rela tions between himself and the new board of directors, and did not state whether his résigna* ion was voluntary or not. TREASURY AGENTS. Fitness to be Ascertained by Suitable Tests. TREASURY APPOINTMENTS. Secretary Windom's Circular in Re gard to Special Agents. Washington, August 21. — Secretary Windom decided to make a change in the present method of appointment of special agents of the Treasury. Hereafter they will be designated for appointment at a stated compensation, and mast then appear before a board of examiners for the purpose of testing their fitness. The examination will be non-competitive and non-technical. Assistant Secretary Tichenor has been named as president of the board in Wash ington to carry ont Secretary Windom's views. The following circnlar has been iesned: No person shall be appointed special agent until his fitness has been ascertained by suitable tests. A special agent should have good character, good habits, good health, courteous bearing and address, and should not be incapacitated by age or other canse for active work. He should possess fair ability and intelligence, and be able to write his own reports in clear, concise and correct langaage. He shonld have sufficient knowledge of bookkeeping and accounts to comprehend and examine in telligently a system of accounts need in the custom honses. Those who apply for these positions will therefore be subjected to such examinations as may be necessary to ascertain whether they are possessed of these requisite qualifications. The appoint ments will be considered probationary for six months. Permancy of tenure mast be dependent upon the aptitnde shown by the appointee for the work assigned him. Naval Board Meeting. Washington, August 23.—[Special.]— A special meeting of the Naval Advisory Board was held to-day. This is the board that has been appointed to suggest to Sec retary Tracy the outlines of a navy plan for the completion of the navy. Another conference on the same subject will be held to morrow. Athongh the proceedings were conducted with the utmost secrecy it has become known that the board is in favor of thoroughly overhauling the present ships, making them equal to anything now float ing the English flag, and of increasing the number of vessels as rapidly as the mean* at command will permit. Secretary Tracy concurred in the view of the committee, and briefly dwelt on the need of a great nation like this for a navy to protect and enforce its rights. The concensus of opin ion seemed in favor of immediately im proving the navy. Death of Gen. Shepard. Franklin, Mass., August 26.—General Isaac F. Shepard died in Bellingham, Sun day, aged 73 years. Id 1861 he was made senior aide de camp to Gen. Lyon and served with him nntil Lyon was killed in battle August 10, 1861. After Lyoa'e death Shepard was made Colonel of the Third Missouri IcfaDtry, succeeding SigeL He was promoted in October, 1863, to Brig adier General. After the war he returned to journalism, and was managing editor of the Missouri Democrat. Later on he war made chairman ot the Republican Stete Central Committee, and in 1870 he wm appointed Adjutant General and tjuarter master General of the State of Missouri. He resigned to accept the office of ap praiser at St. Lonis, given him by President Grant. After serving four years he wa* made Consul to China and served as inch under Presidents Grant, Hayes, Garfield and Arthur. Michigan Prison Sensation Jackson, Mich., Augnst 26.— A sensa tion has been unearthed at the State prison. The matricide, Irving Latimer, whose crime and trial attracted such wide spread attention, has been detected in a plot to blow up the prisoD, and a quantity of explosives have been found within the prison walls. Latimer was locked in a solitary dungeon at once oa the discovery of the plot. For six weeks past the warden suspected that Latimer was at he head of some scheme and he has been watched closely Last Friday a shoreman was de tected in getting a package near the north wall, which had been thrown over by an outsider during the night. A watchman got the package. It contained a quantity of Hercules powder. Warden Hatch has refused to state the details and wants to keep the matter quiet, so he may catch Latimer's outside accomplice, and will not state what Latimer says about it. From reliable sources it is learned that old prisoners have made use of Latimer's money and secured outside influence to execute a scheme which would, if entirely successful, have partly destroyed the prison and let 800 convicts loose. Gang of Thieves Broken up. Wheeling, W. Va., August 26—For the past fifteen years a well organized band of robbers has been operating in the south western part of Greene county, Penn., and the eastern portion of Grcfene and Wetzel coanties of West Virginia, and during all that time have defied any successful pros ecution. Horses, sheep and swine have been stolen; granaries and corn cribs robbed, mills broken open and looted stores raided, and every species of farm machinery and other portable property were carried off. The headquarters of the gang were in Pennsylvania, and everything stolen was harried over the line. Arrests were often made in Greene coanty, but there was al ways enough of the rascals to swear the suspected comrades out of trouble. Satur day last David Gorby and Hezekiah Kem ble were arrested and taken to the Little town jail. There Gorby made a confession extending over fourteen years and includ ing nearly seventy five robberies. Four other arrests were made at once and many others will follow, thoronghly breaking np the gang. Too Much Whisky. Ellensburgh, W. T., Angus» 21 —Five hundred Cbelin Indians parsed through this city to-day on tLeir way to Palliup bop field*. While in the city th*y secured some whisky and fonr of them began firing promisciously on the streets. When dep uty sheriffs attempted to arrest them a running fight took place, the deputies fol lowing them to the country. One Indian was dangerously wounded but all the dep uties are uninjured. The Indians have been very peaceful and industrious and the fault of the affair is with the men who sold them whisky. The hand continued on its way to the Cascade Mountains. Kilrain Heleased on Bail. Purvis, Miss., August 25 —State A^ent Chiles arrived this morning, having' in charge Jake Kilrain, the pugilist. Kil rain's bond has been fixed at $2,000, and he will he released to morrow when the bond is signed by two citizens who will be indemnified by Kilrain.