A WILD CAT SCHEME.
THE PLAN OUTLINED IN
National Hankerü Favor .More Money Fro
Tided It Ii Issued by the lional Hanks
--Control I.ttbor ly Controlling the
tYage of the Laborer.
M;verj for the People.
The bankers of Baltimore have pre
pared :i petition to Congress, which
submitted to tho Danke' Association
for apjroval, to anion I the present na
tional banking system.
This new chemo, so far as Ave can
get at it from the press dispatches,
provides that the national banking act
requiring tho deposit of bonds to se
cure circulating notes hereafter issued
hall bo repealed. All of the banks to
issue circulating notes to the amount
of 50 j-er cent, of their paid lip, unim-
E aired capital, subject to a tax of one
alf of 1 per cent, upon the average
amount of circulation outstanding lor
the vear; and an a iditioual circulation
of "-IÖ p-er ceut. of their jaid up, unim
paired capital, subject to the tax of
one-half of 1 per cent, and to an ad
ditional tax per annum upon the aver
age amount of such circulation out
standing for the year, said a Iditioual
2 per cent, to be known as "emergency
circulation."' The tax of one-half of 1
per cent, upon the average amount of
circulation outstanding snail be paid
to the Treesiirer of the United States
a a moans of revenue out of which
the expenses of the o.iiee of Comptroller
of the Currency, the printing of cir
cuit ing notes, etc., shall be defrayed.
The excess over one-halt of 1 per cent,
of the i.ix imposed upon the "emer
gency circilai ion" shall oo paid into a
The banks issuing circulation shall
deposit and maintain with the Treas
urer of the United Sta'e.i a "redemp
tion fund" e.pial to Ö per cent, of ti.eir
average outstanding circulation, as
provided lor under the existing law.
The redemption of the notes of all
banks, solvent or insolvent, to bj
made as provided for bv the existing
Crealo a guarantee fund through
tho deposit by each bank of li er cent,
upon the amount of circulation re
ceived tho lirst vear. Thereafter im
pobo a tax of one-half of 1 per cent,
upon the average- outstanding circula
tion, tho same to be paid into this fund
until it shall equal 5 per ceut. of tho
entire circulation outstanding, when
the collection of such tax shall be sus
pended, to be resumed whenever the
Comptroller of tho Currency shall
deem it necessary. The notes of in
solvent banks shall be redeemed by
the Treasurer of the United States out
of the guarantee fund if it shall bo
sufficient, aud if not sullicieut then out
of any money in the treasury, the
amo to bo reimbursed to tho treasury
out of tho "guarantee fund," where re
plenished either from tho assets of t ho
failed banks or from tho tax aforesaid.
The Govemmant shall have a prior
Jien upon tho assets of each failed
bank and upon the liabilities of share
holders for tho purpose of restoring
tho amount withdrawn from the guar
antee fund for tho redemption of its
The plan was presented to tho asso
ciation and, according to the reports,
was adopted "by an ulmost unanimous
A side light may bo thrown upon
tho scheme by quoting a speech in its
favor by A. 1. Hepburn, formerly
comptroller of tho currency, bat a"t
present president of the Third Nation
al Dank of New York. He said:
"Tho political action of both parties
expressed in party platforms anil sta
ture law representing net honest con
viction but a desires to placate und cap
ture tho "more money" aud the "silver"
votes is responsible for a conviction
that has beeomo ingrained in tho
minds of many that there can be no
increase m our ciroulatiug'medium ex
cept it comes through aouie form of
silver legislation. They say: "Op
posed to free coinage, what are you go
ing to do? Population and business
are increasing; our currency should
increase in tho same ratio. The Gov
ernment should not issue more liat
money. State bank circulation is
fraught with danger. National banks
cannot supply currency because Gov
ernment bonds as security aro fast be
ing retired. Wo must resort to silver
as the only alternative,"
The action of the bankers of Ualti
xnore, so ably presented to this con
vention and for which they deserve
the thanks of tho nation, i a com
plete answer to all this and it is a
timely answer. With tho Kepubli
cans of California and the Democrats
of Ohio demanding free coinage of sil
ver at the ratio of 1(1 to 1 and varviug
shades of tho same sentiment finding
public and party expression in differ
ent localities it is imperative that this
convention of bankers formulate the
principles upon which they believe
tho currency of tho country should be
founded. A currency to beelas'ic
must bo issued against credi. Hanks
must have power thus to create money.
In no other way can currency be elas
tic. In no other wav can it meet the
wants of commerce.
From the verv nature of tilings the
Government cannot give such a cur
rency. Tho banks can and the banks
only can with prudence and safety bo
allowed to do so. There is no more
money in the country in 18'J1 than
there was la IH'Ji. Now money clogs
the vaults of our banks and begs in
vestment at a lower rate per annum
than tho premium offered one year
ago for a single service and which
failed to lure it from hiding in safes
and vaults. Any volume of currency
mav prove inadequate in a panic. Still
had the Canadian law obtained in this
country in lb'J3 the national banks
could, under its provisions, have ad
ded over $ul)0f 000,000 to the currency
of the country, and with such a law a
ouirency famine would hardly have
. been possible.
An elastic currency is needed not
mlone in time of distress, but in course
! ordinary business. The harvesting
18 "".PfL3 r; .
ton belt. Currencv is brought from
money centers to supply this need.
Currency in that section is expanding.
Under the system proposed by the
Baltimore bankers the banks in the
cotton region could largely supply
this local demand, and to such an ex
tent save the expense of expressing
money from money centers. The cot
ton crop having been moved the de
mand for money lessens, and by tho
inexorable law of supply and demand
the currencv contracts and Hows back
to money centers."
"To a man up a tree" the above
scheme looks very much like a restor
ation of the old wild-cat system of
banking. Wherein it differs, when
reduced to practice, from the old state
bank system we cauuot see except
that it puts the system under the Gen
eral Government instead of State Gov
ernment. The paid-up capital for tho banks i3
to be tho only security, and the only
foundation for tho currency which
they propose to issue.
It is a scheme for "more money,"
but the bankers want the profit de
rived from circulation. In other
words they want to draw interest on
what they owe.
Instead of this Baltimore plan why
not let the Government issue treasury
notes, non-taxable, full legal tender?
Bankers could. use them; at least all
they could get of them. There would
be no tax, no "guarantee fund" to look
after, no expense of'printing circula
tion, no comptroller to look after mat
ters. Chicago Sentinel.
I -ft None K!oaM.
The Twentieth Century says: V.
H. Pugh has been made commissioner
of the Treasury Department, charged
with the collection of tho income tax.
Already i iniized statements bearing
upon the work he will have to do are
being published. Some highly in
structive figures as to the amount of
income and increment enjoyed by a fa
vored few in the United States havo
been made public, and hero are some
of the results. The lirst items are the
name. Next comes the worth of tho
owner of tho name, then his incomo
and linallv the amount of tax collect
ible: ?r. i-5 7. : 8 z ?.
:2 a -v.-
d n .- -
S Zj -
But the list might be prolonged in
definitely. It appears that New York
City and Brooklyn millionaires alone
will pav s:,U00,Oii) in income tax to
tho Government, there being r?.'J,000,- j
000,000 of accumulate I wealth in pri
vate hands to tax in these two cities.
Levi P. Mor;on, the Bepubliean can
didate for Governor of New York, is
down for a $10,000,001) fortune, as',00,
000 incomo and a 810,000 tax. Will
iam C. Whitney, tho Democratic lead
er, has a i JO.Ot!0,000 fortune. Andrew
Carnegie's wealth equals this. It ap
pears further that eleven New York
ers have 10, 000,000 ajiece; tir:een
have 820,000,000 each; eight have :),
000,000 each. Another two score- have
only 8",000,000 each. No wonder
there was so much opposition to tho
income tax among; the two old parties.
Any man who now pays 820,000 a year
as tax on ins incomo count get on
cheaply if there were no such tax and
ho paid out 810.000 to a campaign
fund. We hopo Commissioner Pugh
will let no guilty income escape.
Anion:; Our i;x li:nies.
Lives of i-onr men oft remin! in.
Honest m'u don't Miami :i elianee:
Thi more wo v)i there grows belitml us
UiL'er hatches on our pants.
HeraKl, Auburn. Me.
Bkyan" and silver won in Nebraska
and Hill and the gold won iu New
York. It's a stand off and shovs tin
mconsistency of the Democratic party.
iVinci lean, vicsiuii, Awna.
A Chm.kio physician recommends
whiskv for tho grip. This explains
i.ow the whisky trust came to get tho
grip on (i rover ami t be Democratic
party. Progress, Cheyenne, Wyo.
No paktv that is as badlv divided on
the financial question as Democracy j
can ever bring about monetary reform. !
Any hope for such action is utterly
without foundation. Times, Meridian,
As SiirKKTAitv (iiti:siir refuses to
make Democratic campaign speeches
he might put in his spare timo figur
ing up tho valuo of tho Democratic
Presidential nomination in b'J6. Sen
tinel, Tjiieline, Mo.
In 1800 the Western Union Tele
graph Company operated 72ö,,r71 miles
of wir.', 20.00S oflicea, s Mit 00,1 18,15 M
messages, receipts 8--,0'51.o.'7, ex
penses SdW2.S,7l2, profit 8;,oOo,585.
Dawn, Kllensburg, Wash.
That's right! Applaud Lincoln
and Jefferson; name your children af
ter them, but if you catch any of them
preaching their doctrines, club them,
because the press says such teachings
are socialistic. Cincinnati Pop.
A ft Kit the Populists get into j ower
one of tho very lirst things that ought
to be done is to imprison every pluto
lobbyist who sets his foot upon 1ht$
eapitol grounds, and we'd keep him
imprisoned till he is fit only for a fer
tilizer. Chicago Free Trader.
IIepuijlicans say: "You ran always
get plenty of money if you have some
thing to 8cll." Yea, tho merchants
have their shelves full of goods to sell,
yet they grumblo because they have no
money. Why don't they sell, if it it
money they want? Commoner.
CLEVELAND AS A CZAR
A BITTER SPEECH BY GOVERNOR
lie Arralcn the TrelIent 11 I Attorney
General S;jh There Was a Cotupir icy
to Faror Monopolies Olney on the Hark
(irovor on I he firhltron.
Gov. Altgeld, in a speech at Chi
cago the other night, ad his re
spects to President Cleveland and
Attorney General Oiney. The Gov
ernor attacked the President and
Attorney General with all th-j bit
terness that characterized 1ih recent
arraignment of them in a speech at
Mattoon. Ho compared Mr. Olncy
to Judas Iscariot. lie declared there
had been a preconcerted plan at the
time of the strike to ue Federal
power for the protection of corpora
tions. The Governor's denunciation
of President Cleveland was very
plain, although not so severe as the
attack on the Attorney General. He
said that every a t of the President
had shown that, instead of being im
bued with the principle of protecting
the weak, he was imbued with the
principle of protecting the rich.
The Governor, in referring to At
torney General Olney, slid substan
tially: "Another great question conies up
at this time. That is whether the
people are to govern themselves or
be ruled by the iron hand of a central
power that is located over 1,000 miles
away. Th s year we have experienced
for the lirst time a new kind of gov
ernment that is, government by in
junction. Three departments of
govern:! ciio were thus absorbed and
issued from one man. Now, my
fellow-citizens, this is a serious mat
ter. If an otli er of a court is to be
permitted to do this 1 want to say to
you that the principles of the great
American Government are already
destroyed. Now. in the late 1 a 1 x r
disturbances of last summer the ex
ecutive branch of our Federal Gov
ernment assumed an unheard-of
power by sending troops into this
btate when there was no neccss ty
for them. There was a preconcerted
plan to use the Federe 1 power of
the Government lor the protec
tion of the corporations. Nov I
want to say that the great State of
Illinois is and has been able at all
times to take care of herself. Last
summer we were told for the lirst
time that the President had power
to send troops into apy city
or a thousand cities at any time
he saw tit. Now, if this con
struction of the constitution is to
stand, there is no difference between
this government and the empire of
Germany or the dominion of the
Czar of llusia. But every act of
Cleveland since he was elected to
oflice has shown that instead of being
imbued with Democratic principles
and the principle of ptotoction of the
rights and liberty of the weak he is
imbued with the idea of taking care
of the rich at the exjense of the
poor. I tell you that before the
nineteenth century clocs the stars
and stripes will grandly wave over a
people that will not have the clutch
of a Federal court around its neck."
General Scholleld is anxious to have
an increase in the army. So was
Napoleon. He is anxious to com
mand that army. ?-o was Napoleon.
He believes brute force sh uld be re
sorted to to compel obedience to other
m n's ideas. fu did Napoleon. He
see-; aggrandizement to army ollicers
in overawing numbers, o did !Na-
poleon. He thinks
p:luic Qf supporting
thc country ca-
a greater army.
So did Napoleon. His policy would
embroil the country in either civil
war or war with some friendly na
tion, .hist what Napoleon dcsitcl.
The General does not recognize the
fact that the army is kept up, fed,
clothed, and equipped by money
forced from people who work, while
the army is a burden, a menace to
liberty. General Scholleld should be
removed aud transferred to Eu
rope, where lighting is the great pas
mcn Qf troublc wilh roreigri powers
time ot kings lie gives the "argu-
as an excuse fi.r raising an army to
reduce Americans to serfdom. So did
Napoleon. 11c assumes to know jut
what arc the needs of the people, and
wants to enforce bis views by means
of an army. Likewise Napoleon. No
man should be allowed to command
an army in a republic. Liberty sinks
as an army rises. The people should
have a direct vote on every matter,
including the army and its generals,
who eat the bread of the people,
with' ut producing or giving anything
in return. A standing army can no
more be defended in this country than
in Germany. A government that has
. to be supported by an army is wiong,
J and should be replaced by a just gov
ernment that never needed any other
support than the love of its people.
"When governments become hateful,
when their power is used for oppres
sing the poor, you always hear talk of
increasing the army and elevating
generals. Justice never required
j force to compel obedience. Force is
tyranny. Llbc-ity and generals do
not assimilate. Schoflcld should bo
retired. Liberty and tyranny arc
wavering in the balance in A nerica
to-day. (Joining Nation.
More Mififjr Neeileil.
Suppose all laws for tho collection
of debts were repealed and business
had hereafter to bo done for cash,
what do you think of there bein
money enough Ut do tho business?
Yet debts once contracted must be
paid in money or property, and when,
as last and this year, money is out of
reach, the property goes at a great
Baerl flee, and still leaves you in debt,
all because there is not enough money
to do the business of the country.
You can work up business by going
in debt and working ca:ly and late,
but the government is the only power
that can "coin money and regulate
the value thereof." Anl the trusts
and combines take in the results of
your toil and energy and quietly tell
you that when Kuiop-i consents to,
and Ulis yo.ir government when ami
Low it can exercis ' the constitutional
right to coin n.on y, they will let
you know. In the meantime, get in
the procession behind the McKinley
l and or follow the noise of the Bri-e-Gorman
combination and keep your
eyes on the leaders: and be sure and
not think, as you might disturb the
procession. Old party freemen, "for
ward mar. h," and keep your eyes o:f
of the Populists and your ears cov
eted as you pass those dangerous fel
lows. Tney were ouce in our lines,
but got to reading and thinking,
broke lanks an 1 are now anarchists.
IIum:tii Jliht Dem imled.
Three niill! n homeless st.irvitig, unem
ployed. Tram pi ii.', half nakel, in: land of pence.
Where plenty li ?aps her toies, and wealth
a l 'Oil nds.
And golden harvest-tributes never cease.
Ten millions crouching on the frightful
Of the dark preclpieo of siiaine and :int:
Homes s,'one, hopus dead, and faith la G )
Pcfore t lie v elves of hunger fierce au-l
And twenty millions more with white lips
Aiid lenso nerves strained to Lurstin?
u ltli the stress
Of the unequal conflict wa.'ed hy sold
On human rights and homes and happi
ness! Insatiate creed with robber fiuzers
On sixty million g:,spiti4 human thnats!
Thou law-protected outlaw, hteh-en-throiied,
Who on pervading ruin feeds anl gloats.
Iare you still tru-t your graven gods of
Dare yon still heap ill-gotten gain yet
And careless tread above the smouldering
Where slumbers retribution's awful fire!
Can you not catch the warning of God's
In the sad wall of want, the cry for
"he ilea for work, the prayer of famished
Tho ghastly fi-.ces of your victims dead?
oh. Greed! deaf, s'ghtloss, stony-hearted
Strike thy dread shackles from the limbs
of le en.
Let Love swing wide thy chained and bolt
And herald Hrotherhood on earth again.
Why wait the tempest and the earthquake
Thy gods engulfed in floods i f human
Soften thy heart while tho bells of peace
King in tho rule of human right onco
W. II. Mellen, in Morgan's Ruz-Saw.
Kansas City retail butchers havi
organized to tight the packing houe
Only residents of Kentucky are
given work on the Louisville and
Texas Populist farmers were in
dicted for combining to keep up the
price of cotton-seed.
An Kast Liverpool (Ohio) piper
asked the court to prevent labor
unions from boycotting it.
Cleveland barbers have asked local
authorities to nip in the bud the
movement for Sunday shaving.
Minneapolis printers demand the
resignation of Commissioner of Labi.r
"Wright for accepting a Pullman pass.
The Ilorseshoers', Teamsters'. Har
ness and Carriage Workers' Allied
Council is a new Chicago organiza
tion. Tho Woman's Christian Temper
ance Cnion of Cleveland will estab
lish a reading-room for street railway
Denver Peddlers' I'nion is lighting
an ordinance which p i hibits them
from working in the business section
of the city.
La Cro-se (Wi) brewery owners
hive refused to handle union-made
kegs because of a boycott by the Coo
pers' Union against a brewer.
The Put -In rs' and Grocery Clerks'
Association of Illinois has for its ( b
jeet the closing of stores Sunday and
at 7 p. m. during the week.
The Mayor of Ottawa welcomed
the convention of the Dominion
Trades Council. The organization
wants the contract system abolished
on Government work.
Detroit biass and iron workers
were locked out. The 11 rm wanted
one man to do two men's work. Mar
ried men receive a week from the
union and single men get .".
The Kl.ooo letter carriers through
out the country will bo asked to con
tribute a cent ca h to civet a monu
ment to "Sunset" Cox. He was in
strumental in having the eight-hour
day adoptt d.
The tenacity of labor to struggle
for better conditions lias never been
better illustrated than the history of
the last year reveals. ( irganiations
generally have increased in member
ship and many new ones have been
formed, showing a growth of union
sentiment under adverse conditions
Ei.iht Hour Herald.
Out of too delegates to the U1itis.I1
Trades' Congress 10.1 were either
members of Parliament, aldermen
county councilors, members of school
1 oards, Justices of the peace, or hold
ers of sotic ollicial positions in whieh
they ci u' 1 promote tho cause of
labor uform. ldevi 11 delegates were
members of the Pritish Parliament
When the wheat crop is abundant,
there is re.oicing. When the ccrn
crop is ample, national hymns of
praise are heard. Put the labor crop
it is always abundant, alw:i)N am
ple, always profuse and it is Invited
to go to the devil or Rtarvo on earth.
Oh, no! tho social condition doesn't
need remodel tnt I Ohio Sentinel.
A RECORD OF TWENTY-ONE.
A Texas Desperado Vt hose Victims Wer
Scattered Far and Wide.
The man who tcld the story be
tween the pulls or his c gar was from
Texas, says the Kansas City Times.
'Clay Allison's life was a romance,"
he began, ' t. ir.v Allison was a des
perado. He lived in the lied Uiver
country in the panhandle. His trig
ger l.uger was the husiest in the early
'60s. His record was tweuty-one.
lie boasted of it. Twenty-one dead
men, whose graves were scattered
from i.oJge City to fcanta to. 1
myself saw hiin kill Hill Chunk, a
tad;inan, who shot people just for
tho fun of seeing them falL Tho
two men had no cause lor juarreL
They were the trize killers of the
same se -tion of the country. It was
a spirit of rivalry which made them
swear to shoot each other on sight.
Their friends et on the result of
their tlrst chance rencontre, Tney
met one niyht at a cross road inn in
ISew .cxico and sat down at tables
opposite each other, with drawn six
shooters resting on their laps i eneath
their napkins A plate of oysters on
the shell hail just been set before
h'tnk, w. .en he dropped his hand, in
a careless fashion, and sent a hall at
Allison I eneath the table, guick as
r leap of lightning Al.ison's gun re
plied. A tiny red spot between
Chunk's eyes marked where the bullet
entered. The dead man ioiled over
on the tablt' iUui was still, with his
face downward in the dish of oysters,
i "Allison was a large cattle owner,
lie went on a drive to Kansas City
once, and while here fell in 1 ve,
married, and took the woman to his
home in the west to live. A child
was born to them - a ch Id whose face
was as beautiful as the face of a
cherub, but whose poor little body
; was hoiribly deformed. ALison loved
i the child with the great love of his
; pass;onate nature. In the bat e's
misshapen and twisted form his super
stitious mind read a meaning as sig
nitlcant as that of the mesue which
the Divine hand wrote on the alace
: walls of the king of old in babylon.
God, lie thought had visited a curse
: U on him for his sins. He quit his
! wild ways. He drank no more. No
' man ever after the hirih of his child
I fell before his deadly i Istol. He was
i completely changed. In the new life
j which followed he devoted himself
! with absorbing energy to his business
int-erets. He became rich in time,
i Ten thousand cattle on the Texas
j ranges Lore his brand. A few years
' ago he was driving from his ranch in
I a heavy roa l wagon to town. The
j front wheels jolted down Into a deep
rut. Allison was piicncu neaaiore
most to the ground. His m ck was
broken. The team jogged on into
the distance and left him lying there
dead and alone on the prairie.
Writing by the Letter.
The trade of writing for the prcs9
"on space" that is by he page, col-
umn, or line has give., rise to many
expedients to tlil space with as little
cll'ortas possible. Many followers of
this occupation have shown great in
genuity in getting as large an ac
count of white paper as possible to
their rredit by mauing frequent par
agraphs in their "copy." A French
author who was once employed to
contribute a continued story to a
newspaper, and who was paid for his
work by tho line, was in the habit of
introducing very Ire juently such pas
sages as this into his story:
'Have you sen him!"
"Then he lives?"
The publisher jt the newspaper at
length rebelled at what he regarded
as an attempt to make money out of
him by sharp practice. He t-ent for
the writer, and said;
"1 must have a new contract Wo
will pay you hereafter by the letter,
and not by the line."
"Yes, but your contract does not
say that I shall not end the story
when I please. If you do n t con
sent, 1 shall put the words "The
Knd" at the c)o;c o the next install
ment of your story, and print no
m re of it."
The author pondered a minute.
Very well," said he. "1 will take
my pay hereafter by the letter, pro
vided you let the story run en uuiil I
have quite finished it."
"It is agreed," said the publisher.
When the publisher came to read
the next instalment of the story, ho
found that the author had intra
due il two new characters who stam
mered dreadfully, and whose talic
ran after this manner:
"C-c-c c-e-c-c-c canyon not b b-b-b-b-brcak
tho d-d-d-d-d-dreadful news
g-g-g-g g g-gent y to our m-iii-m-m-m
"N-n n-11-tie e-e e-e-e-ver, G-g g g
gaston," murmured tiie grief-stricken
alentine. "I should r r-r-r-r-r-r-rather
b-b-b-burst upon him s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-suddcnly
wilh the ann n-n-n-n.
nou ou-ounceioent and not prolong
his s-s-s-s-suilcnngs with sus-p p p-p-p-e-ft
The hot rilled publisher saw before
him, in this sort of dialogue, the pos
sibility of the indefinite continuance
of a story, paid for by the letter,
which was little less than a dreadful
and terribly costly alphabetical pro
cession, lie sent for the author, and
restored tho old arrangement
As soon as tho author began again
to collect his p ly by tho line, mt
stuttering vJastoti and Valentine
were overtaken by an untimely fate,
and the short paragraphs wctc re
lumed. Tine hlght of a fully groivn man
' ttsitibl IkA H ran nmt liatf il m n.i 1 1,
ft his birth.
SOSER OR STARTLING, FAITH
An Interestmj Summary of the More Im
portant Dolapn of Our Ni?libor Vd
rihiand ri-athH C rimes, Casualties aud
General News Notes
Condensed State m
TTx: ciici.kra 's i.l lying havoc with
swine ai'o-.uv! Hossville.
Thk WLltoU- malleable
works. MiiiH-io. has i-tai-'.ed up
H;-'l r. is to have a new hotel.
The b'.iiMiiig will lie v ry fine.
South 1::i has Just rolelratMi the
fifty-ninth anniver.-ary of her incorpor
ation. An oM lady na vi (J llowan fell in lire
at Ma Hson and was probably fatally
(ill'M'I.s are :ill robbing graves in
Hamilton ' t "ounty. and there is in
Thk new St. TauTs F.piseopal
Chureh. -!e 11 i-rsom i 1 !-, has Ju.-t been
completed. It 10-t
A Pknxsyi.vania fr.-'iLiht train va
wreeked near K nirh ttovn. and four
teen 1 ar. demolished. No: oly hurt.
Lvkavfttk Km:-: fell on lev a Lake
S! ore fre'ght train at South Bend.
Both his legs were eut o!V. May die.
SoMK Sou t ii Henders robbed a bee.-'
nest in a hollow tree, the otl.e- day,
ami seeur-u :V ft v-fo.ir pounds of honey.
TilK biiT !iv-vi,e. 1 in t ho new ele'-trio
light, plan! at l.ikhart. r.ew to pieves,
wreekinjr the d naino. Harry Hill
was painfully in ui '-d.
A'1' Ilobai-r a newly-married women,
while' pivparinir eimi-v. went to a
neighbor's and in -nip-d ii" it was nec-es-ary
to pound ham ve;y much before
At Hern, while playing l oniire w'tli
leave-; the cloth.-- of.iessie 'uily. the
4-ear-o'd child of .lohn viur!y. a
proninent cit'. -n. bcam inite-i and
lie fore .'is-i-tart'-o could ho ren iered
the child w.-i j..t:;lly burned. She died
a few ho..r later.
Tui'.i.'K va a ii;-' od battle between
two convicts and. two guards in the
l'ri.-ou South. The prisoners worn
jrettinjT tho bo.i of the liir'-it w hen a
life time convict e :me to the re- u
of the i'.ard-. H-knocked th-other
prisoners, down ami beat thetn into sub
mission. Dkuih ;tst J. C. K'F.wr.nv wont into
tho cellar of his plm-e of bti-dre-ss at
Shelby ville. and found tras o-capinjjr
from a dpe. He pounded a plu into
the end of a iioo and turned o:t the e-as
with a wrench. Had it rot been dis
(oveteda fearful explosion would have
W. t WiXSTANDS CV. formerly pres
ident of the de'unet Bedford Hank ha-
been a rented, charged with embezzle
ment and obtaining money under false
pretenses. It is a leered that while he
was president of the bank he accepted
a lare deposit whet: ho know the
bank to be insolvent.
Ibx; cnoLi.KA is prevailing to an
alarming1 extent in the northern part
of Wabash County, where a lare;o num
ber of thin, scrawny Nebraska swine,
driven out of the West !y the corn
crop failure, were Prouuht in and sold.
Hundreds of animals have died, and
there are said to be few herds unaf
fected. l'nti: in West Lafayette destroyed
the stables of J. 1). Richards n, burn
ing1 eighteen mules and many street
prading imp'eiuetits. The blacksmith
shop of Strcebe Wrwht. and the law
oli'oo of S. T. stohard were also
burned, as wa- all the paraphernalia of
the ! rüids. Loss about s. .Ooo. Rich
ardson had. some insurance, the re
mainder beinr a total loss.
Abi'.i.KT Wii.so.v was shot in the
thigh by Ihu t Xeedham. Tbc young
men were lriv ing home from oür.a,
Ohio, where they had 1 een i'shine;.
Two miles north of i id!;ey they
stopped to kill a s .uirrel. . cod ham
lired. the ball - truck lie- tree, glanced
oti ami was Icu ied in Wieu's left
thiirh. Wil.-on iive; two m les we t
of MuiKieaml is badly ia.ure 1.
Wll.r.lAM 11. M.t'tt'.JP. '!':! of tho
leading merchants of T-inior. shot,
and killed a burglar who had roobol
his store. Mct'oni hm-a burglar alarm
from Iiis store to his houe. The bell
rang- and c('oid got uuand with some
neighbors and a traveling man by the
name of . idiu Trin-h. w!m was staying
over nght with h.m. went tot ho store.
They eu ountctv I the burglar on the
sie, s of t he store, who greeted them
with a "Coed evening, gentlemen."
Mi Cor. I covered him with hb, shotgun
and called a bait, whereupon the
burglar shot at .VcC id. striking him
on i ho breast bone, the bail t'ndin. a
lodgement under t he 10'lar bone. Mc
Cord shot and the load cut -.'red tho
right s ile of the head of the robber,
killing him almost in.stantlv. lie car
ried in his hands stolen iroe.is. and his
pockets were loaded with 'owelty,
w a'. -li-'s, cigarettes money and other
I Ti" Ts have been erunVii the fol
lowing res :ent of lm; ana: t har'.es
!'.. Adam.so'i. Muncie, assignor to A.
Ilaliett. o?newil!e. Mass.. producing
copied elect? on printed " at;er: Al in
Arnold. H.urkctt, mole trap . Im 11.
Barr, deeea-od. Roanoke. . i . M. Harr,
administrator automate boih-r
clea... r; Biniel B. i'auhle. Spencer,
scvtiio rack, .'c.vpli Bully. To re
Baute, ho se boot Ceorgo V. Banner.
Indianapolis, shut! le guide tor looms;
Harry .umo-. Richmond, puino; Chaun
ccy ti. Moo e. assignor of one-lialf to
T. H. S.udlin. Indianapolis, oil burner:
Abraham .1. Ne.V. as:gtior of one-half
to V. B. I chman. i .oshen, saw-l: llir.g
ma him-; William H. Morl hall, assignor
of two -thirds to .1. 11. I 'oisder er A.
.s-ons, 1 1 ans i 1 le. cork hol.lin Ketle
cap: l.afavetle l. Hai sbaek. Indian
apolis, unary plow : Raleigh 11. Staley.
Sheridan, method of and apparatus for
removing" water or oil from bottoms of
Mks. Jos i 1 him: Bow i:i, aged .""
years, of Chicago, w ho since August
10 has been t ra cling over tho ountrv
in sai ch of her . 'on Albert, aged 11,
formerly a Chicago newsboy, was
struck bv an casi-inund freight train
on the Wabash Hallway in the western
limits of Wal ash. The woman who
walked into Wabash ttoin the east, sat
mi 11 tie and was in u still or. for she
did not heed tho locomotive's whistle,
und was thrown twenty feci. She was
picked up and taken to tho station,
where it was found that her in urie
were not duuyerous. The woman ha
one oyo out.
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