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A POPULAR DEMAND.
PEOPLE DESIRE A GOVERNMENT BANKING SYSTEM. Whila There lias Keen No Well-Pe-lincd Plan, It IX- ident that tlieOnly Scientific Solution to Hie Mor.cy Qucstion Is Government lanks. Definite Plan Wanted. From a recent issr.e of the Mi din ml Journal wo clip the following compre hensive article which illustrates the increasing interest that is being mani fest el in the banking question: "The money question was the first to put in an appearance wie a Con gress met. It thrust itself into the White House and demanded the chief attention of the President. It lias tumbled over anil put its feet on bath MeKinleyism and tariff reform. The whol- banking fraternity of the coun try iss on t'.ie anxious bench. The na tional banks, for thirty years the idol of bankers, are condemned by their friends, who are trying to destroy them. The banking' scheme' of the President and Secretary Carlisle has never had a parallel in the heavens or earth. The Haiti more plan doesn't suit anybody, an 1 'confusion worse confounded' reigns in the house of the money chancer. They see the hand writing on the wall and are determined to make a desperate plunge to pain all or lose all in the battle for a new fmanrial system. They have outlined a skeleton plan which they hope to till up by the wisdom of Wall street if a well-defined epposiiion is not pre s en led. 'In this h air of supreme importance what a. re the leaders and heralds of the People's party going to do? Are they prepared to present a well-digested plan or are they going to content them selves with marking time on 'we de mand the free coinage of silver at the latio of IS to 1,' and a 'national cur rency, safe, sound, and llexib'e. issued by the general Government only, a full legal tender for all debts, public and private, and without the use of banking corporations, a just, equitable and etlicient means of distribution to the people?' 'This declaration is too much of the flittering generality order for the pres ent advanced position of the question. The bankers have opened their new campaign and their object is the con quest of more privileges and less re sponsibility. They have their man in the Presidential chair, the Treasury, and the office of the. Comptroller of the Currency. The next Congress they feel sure of, and with this advantage of position they have opened the battle for greater financial conquests. A $!, cm ).Oty mm) issue of low interest bearing. lon,r-erinod gold bonds is to be added to the national debt by de stroying all Government issues of pa per currency, a debt that can never be paid, but, drawing a perpetual interest j aid by the labor of the country, and a banking system over which they ex orcise complete control. This is what the money power offers the people through its old parties in Congress. The People's party alone offers them anything else, and their offer or pro posal is too indefinite to meet the de mands of a counter system. The People's party declare for the destruc tion of the national banks; they have not offered any other system to take their place. It is time they should do so. Our members ought to introduce a well-digested banking system bill in opposition, to that of the bankers, that they could go to the country together. The bankers threaten to force their scheme by looting the Treasury of its gold, and the President and Secretary Carlisle are aiding them in the con spiracy. "What other plan can the People's party offer to supercede the national bunks and forestall the scheme being concocted by the bankers but a system of Government banks? In short, there is nothing else to offer. The People's party must come out in the most deli nite manner for Government banks or abandon the field. No financial system can be conducted in this era of trade and commerce and complex civiliza tion without the machinery of banks. The power that controls the banks controls the money of the country, and by that lever controls business ami prices. Moneyed corporations with little responsibility to government and people will control the currency or the government must. The bankers have raised the new battle cry that the Government must get out of the bank ing business, while the fact is the Government has never been in the banking business. Had it been the present stagnation of business and distress would not exist. In place of getting out government must get into the business, or in other words the people must be their own bankers, as they are their own postoflice manag ers. The corporations which have al ways been in the banking business must be turned out as they were out of the mail business. "It is time the reform papers took this demand up and pressed it upon the leaders of the People's party who are hanging back and thrashing over old straw. The People's party have been loud in their demands for the money question to lie brought to the front. It is there now in its most vital form. Who shall control the money of the country? This is the most im portant phase of the question. Are we ready for the question? Not till we can present a well-digested system of Government banking." Now Iiook Out. John Sherman has come to the front with a "currency plan" which was "re--eiTsl in the Senate with the most marked at tent ion." Joint represents the money power of Hngland and America. When he speaks it is as though every bondholder, every alien Shylock, every robber banker were given a voice, for he is their Senatorial mouthpiece. Car lisle hoped to curry favor with the money power and thus secure a mort gage on the next Presidency by prepar ing a currency bill in their interest, but he can't hold a candle to the other John in such matters. The banks can trust .To'm Sherman. He burned up greenbacks and resum d specie payments to please them. He fixed up the silver-purchase act to pre vent the free coinage of silver, and then knocked out his silver under-pinning when he had the gold basis fuily established. lie adroitly provided that silver certificates and other Govern ment paper should be paid only in gold, and thus gave the bankers their pat ent, self-acting, never-ending bond-producer which is now saddling an enor mous debt on the coming generation. John now has the lloor; look out t';r him; what he says goes. The money power has the utmost confidence in John Sherman. So has the devil. Chi cago Sentinel. The Hankers Sec It. Had the Government issued money through the banks and not direct to the people, during the war, the bank:? would now be live billion dollars richer and of course the people that much pi Mirer. The banks see this, and also see that in the next thirty years they must be deprived of live billion dollars profits if the Government keeps the greenback money in circulation. The colculation is quite simple. Money at ID per cent., compound interest, will double every seven and two-sevenths years. There is now :?.'Mi;.oiM.iH of greenbacks that have been outstanding ever since lsikd IY2 years ago. These greenbacks wen printed by the Gov ernment and paid out to the people the Government owed, and for army sup plies. They were not issued to the banks. They saved this amount in taxes or bonds. Had they been issued to the banks the Government would not have had one cent by reason of their issue. The banks would have loaned them to the people at an inter est that would have averaged at least 10 per cent. Three hundred and forty six millions at 10 per cent., compound interest, would be double that amount in seven and two-sevenths years J,t-, -OOo.ooO. Six hundred and ninety-two millions at 10 per cent, in seven and two-sevenths years v ould be JsLMNt, OOO.UOO. Thirteen hundred and eighty four million dollars in seven and two sevenths years would be J?'-!.7SS,((i0.-(NH). Twenty-seven hundred and sixty eight million dollars at 10 per cent, in seven and two-sevenths years would be JjsVoWo.Ho. Here are only four pe riods of seven and two-sevenths years each, or a total of -J 1-7 years. The greenbacks, however, have been in cir culation over thirty-one years. Is it any wonder that the great bank ers are making a desperate attempt to have Congress tax or bond the people to destroy the greenbacks and then is sue the money through the banks? Five billions lost bj the money power by reason of indepndent action of the Government in issuing greenbacks in the hist thirty years. It Is not at all surprising that banks are taking ad vantage of a friend in the presidential chair, to secure an act of Congress re t iring greenbacks. P.ut is it not strange that the people are not aroused at the Infamy of the proposition? What is the matter with them? Are they stone blind from party prejudice? Are they uneonscious of the power of the ballot and indignation meetings? If the peo ple would assemble at their various county seats and declare in no uncer tain tones against the measure their mandate would be obeyed. We presume, however, that the rea son of this silence is because the masses of the old parties are yet ignorant on the money question and the Populists are giving the money power more rope so it will break its neck. Missouri World. Sonic Questions Answered. A friend desires to know if the na tional bank notes were ever worth more than the greenbacks. The same party desires also to know where he can find the national banking law. We never heard of the national bank notes being at a premium, but the greenbacks, before the exception clause was inserted in them, were said to have been at a premium. One dollar cannot possess a money value over another dollar, if they both have the same debt paying power, no matter what they are made of. Gold being always a univer sal standard, enables gamblers to use it for a profit, and hence its commodity value, or the metal of which it is com posed has increased in value, or rather the price of everything else has de creased. If our government and many other governments of the world had not degraded every other variety of money by law, to the advantage of gold, there would not have been the ca lamity that is now alarming the world. The value of a dollar is its debt-paying quality. To-day a greenback dollar is worth as much as a gold dollar, and so Is the national bank dollar, because they all pay a dollar of debt no more, no less. Talking about one dollar lie ing wortli more than another is all nonsense. A dollar is si dollar, no mat ter what it is made of. If it has the government fiat on it there is, and can be, no better or more valuable dollar. The only place where our friend can find the national bank law is probably in the United States statutes. We know of no other publication contain ing it. Southern Mercury. 'Shot to Kill." That Is what the State militia did In Hrooklyn, and it was done with proper effect. One man was killed, another was wounded. It must be a wonderful sight to see 8,000 soldiers and 1,500 po licemen trying to more street cars while the striken block the tracks and the linemen cut the wires, while sol diers shoot and strikers throw missiles at them. All of ti vm- W toothing but a riot, but it is surely the gerra of something more, something more seri- ous. Iu the meantime the highest court of the land decides that the anti- trust law is not applicable to trusts, the Judiciarv Committee of the House exonerates Kicks, Congress does noth ing, and as we see that those in whose hands is the management of public ; ,njsj: to introduce the following reoIu affairs go on, as if everything were s- ! thm. which was adopt; d by a rising vote: rene and lovely. We cannot look into Whereas. Death has removed from our the future and do not wish to predict j midst one of the distinguished members of anything, but it ought to be known - J1" !cral Assembly in the person of the that similar things occurred in France ! 1 , ! Tkay r. a member of the Scn , ,.: ... , . . . ate. who departed this hfe at his home at pnortotheycarl.PL. nothing is more u o'clock this morning: be it uang.'i-ous to the welfare of a nation I looked. That a committee of live mem than the blindness and the ignorance j hers of the House be anoooitc.l in- the. of those who are at the head of it. IJurns on America. Since his return to Lngland John Hums has said many things of Amer icaand most of them were compli mentary. He speaks in highest praise of American women, and says the fu ture of American reform lies in their hands. "There are many bright spots in America." Mr. Hums said in reply to an American correspondent's in quiry. "The heart of your people is in the right place. The potentialities of America are stupendous. Already your cities have given evidence of what can be done, under an etlicient government, in art and architecture. You promise to have the finest cities in the world when your people are thoroughly awak ened to the power that is theirs, and which they have too long suffered to be abused by the men who go into poli tics for what they can make. "The best kept cities I saw were Washington. Philadelphia and Hoston. What struck me everywhere in Amer ica was the fact that education is the primal force in your progress. In many places the Unest buildings are the pub lie schools. E ven at Silver Plume, Colo., p.imo feet above the sea, I saw that.' Speaking of the Carnegie works iu Pennsylvania. Mr. Burns said: "I found hypocrisy there. Carnegie comes to Ihigland and plays at philan thropy. He writes a spread-eagle book about triumphant democracy in Amer ica. He builds libraries and writes magazine articles in w hich he says t;?r. a man has no right to die rich. Nat urally I expected to find at his works in Pennsylvania some proofs of his en lightenment, but I found that while he is spending his money on libraries which glorify his name, on Scottish estates which gratify his pleasures, he builds no hospitals for his workmen, he endows them with no libraries, lie does nothing that is practical to bright en and help their lives. Whv, there is absolutely no provision at hand for medical aid to men injured at bis works. They have to be carried six miles to the hospital at Pittsburg." Who Indorses drover's Policy? The I.amar (Mo.) Union gives a list of Mr. Cleveland's indorsers. It says' John Sherman indorses Cleveland's policy. The ltothsehildij indorse Cleveland's policy. The St. Louis C. lobe-Democrat (Hop.) indorses Cleveland's policy. Stewart, the man who made a mil lion out of the last bond issue, indorses Cleveland's policy. The Vanderbilts indorse Cleveland's policy. John Jacob Astor is loud in bis praise of Cleveland's policy. Wall street warmly indorses Cleve land's policy. One hundred and eleven Kepubliean Congressmen out of 1J4 voted solidly every time for Cleveland's policy. More than half of the Kepubliean Senators voted for Cleveland's policy. Every large Hepublican daily pter in the United States sustains Cleve land's policy. It should have continued its indors ers and included every monarchal gov ernment on the face of the earth, every go'd gambler in Christendom, and every enemy of the producing masses iu cre ation, every leech that lives by the a dB - i. niooa oi nis ienows, every uemon mat gloats over the degradation and de- j bauchery of purity and virtue, and ev- ! ery devil that laughs at the groans of . human creatures. Pointers for the People. The grab-alls are lighting the income tax tooth ami toenail. i-or whom have you the most respect, , the man who will try to save himself, or : the man who wants to unload all his v -------- bod v else? j gives a man the sins and cares on somebodv else? The same law which right to take stolen property wherever he finds it gives the (Jovernment the ' vi.ri.f to tnU-o I.V..VI- . f Lin.- " s k V, IllllVi V IVA. "given'' to railroad corporations. If the credit of the (Jovernment is so good that Its o per cent, bonds sell for a ties are negligent or w here they llally re 17 per cent, premium, it seems exceed- j fuse to discharge tbt ir duties, ingly strange that its credit is not sulll-; Representative Terhune introduced a bill eient basis for an issue of greenbacks, to take from the State Geologist ttie ap- f.w. tu 'im.j-1 -i i I iointment of Mine Inspector and Coal-oil hat (.eorge the Ihird faded to ac.iJnsitori am, Uw ai,lM,illtjllg üf eomplish a hundred years ago with the . tiKM, officials with a Heard to be composed aid of his Hessian troops has been ac-1 of the Governor, Secrctarj of State, Auditor complished by English money lords of State, and Attorney General, with the aid of Hessian newspapers ; Other bill, introduced are: Providing published in America. jthataftrstcu.se of intoxication shall le ..,,, .... , I punished bv a fne of $5, the second $23, the hile practicing law we once had an (hird ?100 am, ja5I M.n(ence; after that the indictment quashed because the accus- offender shall be known as a common ed was charge 1 with stealing "lawful drunkard, and it shall be a linable offense money, viz., national bank notes." It to sell him liquor; making it competent for was not dlllicult to show that national nine out of twelve jurors to render a vcr- bank notes were not lawful money. i t'1 I I he ."senate held a hau hour s session and A picture ot the brilliant reception at tuM1 iU'jourm.a mor unlji Monday. The the White House and another of a fun- business transacted was limited to the in- eral procession on a hand sled drawn by two brothers to a grave dug by the dead child's father, would make Inter esting companion pieces to hang in out public art galleries. It is a London paper that says it, tu describing the condition of things in A eeks hy so? the United States, but It is the bi.ld- j Day Pretty skittish business call headed truth just the same: 'The rnor ing an angry mob "countrymen." whine about their poverty and gnaw Exchange, their crust of bread, but can always bo counted on to vote for the rich and , A toxsiDEUAWLE number of Berlin shoulder their muskets and lay down ' doctors have started a " arenhaus' or their lives in defense of the rich to rob ' warehouse, for the supply of general them. I merhandise as well as medical stores. TVmvv. t m KM TIMr -l-i-' 11 .A l. JjLj IO.LA i L IlL. j i in-: roll call in the IIouse,Monday,showcd sixty-one members present six short of a i ""nn. bepresentative Meruit wild that news had come to niem'xrs of the House of the death of J. 1. Thayer of Warsaw, a Jneml-er of the Seiciie :in.l ho ir. speaker to prepare suitable resolutions re specting the death of Hon. J. I). Thayer, and report the same to this House, and that the same be made a special order for next Monday at o'clock. As a further mark of respect Ilepresenta tive Merrit! moved that the House adjourn, and the motion was adopted. The Senate convened, but out of respect of Senator Thayer, adjourned until morn ing. A cov. current resolution was adopted in the House Tuesday, for the appointment of a special committee to investigate the ollices of the Attorney General and the State Treasurer. The democrats endeaored to amend it so as to carry the inquiry back to the republican oMicials. but the majority voted it down. Puder the resolution the ! committee is empowered to employ two expert accountants and 1o go through all the books ami papers of th two unices for four j ears back an. I administir oaths and compel answers teeniest ions regarding all matters in connection with such oihVos. The investigation is to be completed and reports made to the two house not later than Feb. l.". I The most important bills that found their j way into the senate related to I at. or ami j were hitroducd as distinctive labor measures j Tiio ;":it 1 iil is aimed at the relief fund j system of the Pennsylvania and V, dtimoro land Ohio Paihoad svstems. and at the J hospital system which is to tie established by the lüg Four. The bill provides that it I hail be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation doing business in this state to I hold buck any part of the wages of employes meter pretense n investing the same or of establishing any fund for the relief or maintenance of such employes: or under pretense of assisting, relieving or maintain ing such employes when sicker disabled, that all such withholding and diverting of the wages of employes shall be adjudged by the courts as unlawful and contrary to public, policy, and all violations of the statute shall be punished by a tine not to exceed and imprisonment in the tountry jail not to exceed six mouuths, or both, in the discretion of the court. The second measure relates to blacklisting and provides that w hen an employe is dis charged by an employer the latter, upon demand, shall give him a written statement showing for what charge he was discharge. i ir ; ..r,. i ,..i i.,. ...... ..r. ... ii iiii-i is iciwscu iiiio i nc ci:ipio ci ant I at tempts to interfere with the employe get ting work elsew here he shall be lined not exceeding i";i:. Tin: Senate devoted nearly all of Wednes day to con.diKTatioii of Senator Haggard's J bill appropriating SlW.ouO for the erection of a Soldiers' Home at "bafayett. The bill ! was amended in sewral unimportant par ticulars, and was orde red to engrossment. The following bills were passed: liaising the salary of the Criminal Judge of Marion County to $1,00!): permitting a homestead exemption of $''M, and $.") of personal prop erty: exempting from taxation cemeteries that are not run for profit: relating to the vacating of abandoned highways. The House passed, the following bills: Legalizing an issue of Court House lomls by the Commissioners of Ulackford County; enabling trustees to receive lands and do nations for the use of churches and religi ous societies; defining fraudulent marriages and providing penalties; striking out the SO per cent, clause in insurance policies. fl The Senate, Thursday, killed the bill to strike out of promissory notes and make il legal the clause providing for the collection of attorneys' fees. Among the new bills introduced was one providing a line of from $50 to $.-'j0 for any hospital w ho refuse to give a body for dis section purposes as provided by law: a bill providing a line of from t $.!M for any person who sells or otfers to .sell adulterated milk, cheese, or butter. The Committee c; Judiciary reportn! I Senator Shiveley'j; Uhel bill and recom I mended its passage. It provides that a I person aggrieved at a newspaper must give i three days notice before tiling a suit for damages for libel. If suitable retraction is made it is provided that the plaintiff may recover only for the damages actually Mis tained. It was a lull dav in the House as will as in the Senate. The bill providing for the oliiee of State Uoiler Inspector held the boards for an hour. The bill was finally made the special order for Tuesday morn iinr at 11 o'clock. Xhe ollso iassi(l Ihui(llcv.s bm pro. yiding for the abolition of theJ.nice of Nat- mal (Jas Inspector, and also a bill requir UHU IIOI lllj'V VIOIj Uli. lll.W tl M 111 J tjllil ing the trimming once a vear of hedges düWil tü a hoi,,t of ,!mv fiVt llepresent alive Ilobinson introduced a hill in the House, Friday, that is designed to meet the recommendation embodied in the (iovernor's message, to the effect that the Governor be invested with authority to deal with offenses w here the local authori- t reduction of bill: A I.rave 3lau. Day Marc Anthony was a br:ve man to address the mob as "friends. Kornaus, countrymen. RIGHT TO SHOOT A BURGLAR, Local Acpcct of the Matter DiscuseJ by a Journalistic Authority. On the question of killing a burglar, Mr. Wharton says: '-There can be no question that a person who, according to his lights, bona fide believes that a burglar is breaking into his house, can take the life of su h burglar, if this b-. apparently the only way of preventing the offense; and the bona tide belief Is a defense, if not negligently adopted, even though an innocent person b killed.'' Wo agree with Mr. Wharton, says the University Law Review, that actual and positive danger is not indis pcnsable to justify killing a perso for a burglar. Where a dwelling-house is attacked or broken Into, or there is evi dence sufficient to Induce in a person a reasonable and well-grounded belief that there is a burglar in the house, lie is justified In using whatever weapons or means of defense he may have, whether the danger was real or only ap parent. It would be monstrous to ex pect a person in such cases to be en tirely cool, or in all cases to have great courage or large intellect, while he can know nothing whatever concerning th- designs of the apparent burglar any more than can be inferred from appear ances. "It is the duty of everyone who sees a felony attempted by violence to pre vent it, if possible; and in the perform ance of this duty, which is an activj one, there is a legal right to use all nec essary means to make the resistance.' (Dill vs. the State, 1T Ala.. l.i). A per son, however, cannot lawfully kill the felon if he can prevent the consumma tion of the felonious intent by other moa:.:, as by arresting or disabling him. In conclusion, to justify a person. In shooting a burglar, fust, it must be nec essary, or in other words, the only way of preventing the consummation of the felonious intent; second, to shoot with out lirst inquiring his purpose "there must be circumstances calculated To aVouse the fear of a reasonable man or indicating a danger so urgent or press ing as to excuse the instantaneous use of a deadly weapon." (Desty's Am. C. L, 1LV. el. liural China. On every side white homesteads art scattered, each in its setting of giant bamboo -hoots. When you have real ized the fact that each of these little clusters of lime-washed cottages repre sents the homes of fathers, sons, gr;-nd sons, and all their female belongings, you will iK'gin to appreciate the den j-ity of the population. In front of ev- r ry farm stand yellow strawstacksrais ed on wooden legs, and under ca-h tiny red cow ruminates, or else a dull, lairy water buffalo, stupidly wonder ing whether a mouthful of straw siis tched from above will repay the trouble of balancing on his hind legs. The general effect is most homelike and pleasant. It must be added that a closer inspection of one of these farms does not prove so satisfactory. Ib.und f bout the ground is strewed with littei erd broken earthenware, while tlu drainage from the cattle shed forms puddles on the roadway. The plastei has fallen iu Hakes from the walls; tin gay lanterns and gaudy texts in red and black that adorn the entrance only accentuate the dismal untidiness; nor is the semi circular lishtank, half full of stagnant water, pleasing either to eyes or nose. Clattering across the drying floor be tween it and the house, I bring out a pack of curly black-haired dogs, who bark furiously, but at a respectful dis tance. I am known her', and am let pass without further comment than the customary "Stit li fan m thyamV ( 'Have you eaten rice or not yet?") which, like "How do you do?" cails for no particular answer. Ulackwood" Magazine. Civilly I'p t'ic I'ocms. My friends. Messrs. Uuckram and folding of Harbican. are. I think, much in request with them. They begin, as trade unions say, by "limiting the c ulput." They announce a final and it odorate number of copies, whether in order to obtain, like the Sibylline books, a peculiar and almost sacred value from their scarcity, or in order to tempt the breathless purchaser to lush to the shop lest his hist chance should be gone, docs not seem to be quite ascertainable. Other sources of attraction are large ly drawn upon fantastic bindings, out landish paper, shapes, and sizes, and colors not familiar to the vulgar book- buying world; all these k Hilarities have almost ceased to be peculiar. For, ts I have said, the kind is now becom ing common enough. Not that these volumes of ten meet us upon our friends' tables. We read their titles in the ad MTtisements, and we f:m! reviews of them iu the daily and weekly press. And it is Indeed mainly, I think, to the praise bestowed on them in these re views that their reputation is due. With one or two notable exceptions that will occur to every one. the poets and poetry of the present day do not reem to be widely read.--Macniillans Magazine. Why .la pa ii Wins llov Itattlca. There is probably no country in the vorld where so large a proportion of the clever young men have their ambi tions tired with desire to do something worthy for their liege lord, or their country, or the particular ideal cause which their imagination has espoused. In politics, scholarship, sociology, ami religion an uncommon proportion of striplings are ready to offer themselves as informers and reformers, as leaders and as prophets. Where this ferment of aspirations. accompanied by the sentimental view of what one man and he young, un known, and no other than "I myself" - can accomplish, is also joined to even a fair amount of judgment and patient willingness to undergo training and to submit to rebuffs, it produces some truly splendid results. Scrlbner'a. HOOSIER HAPPENINGS NEWS CF THE WEEK CONCISELY CONDENSED. tt'liat Our ro!;hlr are Ilo'iij Mattm of (;n ral ami l.ocril Iutcrt Marriages ami Doalhs A- I U-iit ami ( rlniu-IVr 6mi.il 1'oiiiUr About IiHlianiau. Minor Siat News. IIi:i:v CiTi'v, si. the hrst Trea-im r of Jay 'oun!v. i dead ;t Laurel. Sur.i.nvvn.i.i: is to h;iv t.-lephoneJs.'rv-ice at 1 a ;:ioi:lh r residences and j"J a month for business houses. (;i:r.r. goods men have l"on v:"1 imizing Kokonio people. Their last act was to hold up L .1. I.owry. and r;J him of $-;o. Cn: K:-rox is anlicting Mishawalca VOUIIgsbTS. An iiumeüse tin-plate factory will be lo cated at Converse. Anhi:ini has secured a barled-vire plant and a plow f.;et.ry. .Ton, ('. I.ym and Frank Ievr broke jail at Shoals, and are tiil at large. TitKin: are sevfTi ktuik farms within a radius of seven m ibs from t'heterton. Tin: nri.stol l'nmirr ays many acres w ill lie planted in fruit i'i l!:u.t vicinity next spring. Tin: .TeiYerseMville Law and Onh-r League h;is caused the saloons to remain closed on Sundays. Tin: ca.-t-bound passenger train on tl.e Kvansille and lüelimond nad.w as ditched near Seymo ir, cau:-i::g a delay of about ten hours. C. it. T'.n.wirr. an eccentric character of rt!ers ill", took strychnine, v. hi h ho mistook for pulwri.ed aki::i, ;;n l died sa hour later. A fitrncii in Lafayette has appointed a couiniilte of ihree uurses to take care of all babies brought there while th'. mothers sit in the audience and enjoy the sermon. Srcrtsrri. renal nnvtiitg.s are in progress at the ireeii-burg Methodi-t ' rhurches iu which the regular pastors hae Ikvji assisted b llev. Appleby of Indian apolis. lit nr Ami:i:o, who lost his job at Anderson when the wire works shut down, walked to his home in -JruVrsoiiville. an 1 his feet w ere so badly frozen that he is now in the hospital. .1. IJ.i:xi:v Wi:i:mi was killed by ti train while walking on the pan Handle tracks near Loganport. His ears were pretectal by a niufnVr w hich prevented him from hearing the train. Sti:imh.n ('ati.i.v, living near Craw fordsville. has lost three horses from hydro phobia. His animals were bitten by a mad dog. and it also hasliiiteu several other animals in the same neighborhood. KiA'.N'n noi.As IMttim.i::: of Delaware County. Iiad his purse, containing "io cents, stolen eighteen years ago. and last week a neighbor confessed to the deed and re turned the .o cents, with $1 50 interest. Ax encounter occurred on the streets of Illooniington. the other day, 1m twm Com pany II of the state Militia and students of tiie Mate University. The militia boys were angry Kcause s.-vend students paraded the Mrc-ts wearing badges on which was printed: -Class '.;'.. Indiana polis, Indiana I'liiM-rsity." There is hitler feeling b-tween the towns people and the stu le ds. who want the college transferred, to the capital city. An incident occurred at the 1'arkerCity handle factory four miles from Farmland, in which several hands icarh lost their lives. A coupling on the engine broke, causing it te "run ojC and tearing everything to pieces. Those injured are Charles MiihT, Col. Miller, John Hatter, and .1. Mander bach. The damage done u the factory w ill le several hundred dollars, ln'sides throw ing several hands o;d of work for a few weeks. Two sTiiANor. men entered the liov.se of .b!m Hellenhurg. residing near Todd I'ost otlice. Jackson County, and w hen Mr. Ib-1-lenburg arose the burglars U'gan firing at him. shooting him through th- bieast. His wife and two .sons, with a corn kxiife.j.ii;cd in the tight and the rol lers wvredmcn otf, leavingji he lloor covered with blood. The .skull of one of the s:is was fractured and one of tiie robbers was s-riously cut with th' corn knife. It is not known hist Low seriously the v,o:n;d are. Mr. llellenburg lud jut received a check for t.'sii to pay i n some laud. It is stijes'scd thi v. as 1. now n by the parties. There is no clue to the wouid-l-e murderers. Tili: Ministerial Association of Logans pelt has considers! reflations of the 1 h--.i1 liMlge of iod Timph.rs, n-p'.e.-ting the preachers of the city to c-dl a mass meet ing to devise means of assisting the local authorities ia suppressing lawlessness. The ministers decided to decline to call such a nut ting and adopted a lengthy pa per gi ing their teaois. The decline to rellect on the o'.Va iaN ot" tiie city, whothoy cousider d. sirous of enforcing the laws. The association cannot assume ciie re sponsibilities of r.: kind, but the preach ers as in huduals announce their w illing ness to aid in any movement for the public good and to use their pulpits for this pur pose. Tin: Indiana lleptib!i;-an K litorial As sociation held interesting t wo da j s sessions r.t Indianapolis. Among other business transa- Jed was the ;;. Jo;.. lion of a new con stitution. The n?d:e;.l changes are that applicants for t.ie;nbcts!:ip hereafter mv.st he citlier publishers, editors, or associate editor.- of a Iiepublieau newspaper in the State of Indiana, of general circulation and r.cknow lodged resp.-i -lability. After dis cussing matter.-of intere.t to the associa tion, the elect ion of; t.fiavrs resulted fol lows: President. C. II. Lnudis. Journal, Delphi: First Vice Prc-ddc-it. A.C. lievson, Jeurnal, Winchester: Si con d Vice Presi dent, C. W. Stiver-:. Herat !. l.iltoity; Sec retary, J. A. Kemp, Kepubliean Lealer, Salem: Treasurer. W. W. Lock wood. iJe publican. Peru. I'xece.tive CommitU-c: C. 1. l.andis. Journal. Delphi; J. A. Kemp, Le.e'.T. Salem: F. P.. lbt:-hcöck. Mail, lied ford: J. V. Wildinan, Times, Mumie; F. IL Na tier, Ik.nmr, North Vcrnen. Delegates lo the National Ldilorial Asso ciation were named a follows: W. II. Staicy, iL A. Strohm, .I.A. Kautz. C. 15. Landis.U. 11. Hamilton, alternates, A.C. reoson.L". C. Thompson. L. .1. Marsh, F.d wanl .1 regut, .I.A. Keep, M. .1. ll.vkett. C ia i:uiw x is to haven i:ov bank with 5Th,iV) capital and Lawrence Simpson as prcsilcnt. (Ireenlown has had no bank since 1 lie collapse of the Paris-Dwiggins concern iu May. lv.i;:. The latter paid but IX) cent, on the dollar. Local business men and wealthy larniers are backing the new enterprise. Lonr.xzo Toni, aged 20, fell down tho fdiaft at the Pnsii-t Hill coal mines near V incennes, dropping; 1X feet to the bot tom, and was instantly killed. Todd was a siectator, and was not employed at tha mines. lie attempted, to step on to tha elevator, but missed Iiis footing and fell dowp the open shaft