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Postmaster General Vi' Says Kall Sapsr-
todeit Eurt W,ni Kot Ee taoyed.
llout B01 aTtxnced Yesterday By In
Jiana Rftrvnrantatives A Scheme to
Pool '-R'KS Between Dakota and Mon
Va.a Ntes anil Personal.
Brt'lo the Sentinel.
Wafhixgtcx. Jan. IS, Fostmastor Gen
eral Yilcs practically said to-day to Bernard,
of Ohio, tfrat lie was not going to mate any
change in the Superintendent of Mails and
"bat Mr. Eurt would not be disturbed,
but en the contrary he was to
be kept in the service, and an applicant for
the position may us well stay at home and
not bother him ny more about it. This put
a quietus on it, whereupon Mt. Bernard
asked to have his papers withdrawn from
the "files. As previously named in these dis
patches, Mr. Vilas thinks he can not run the
department rith Democrats, but insists upon
keeping Republicans in office. There is a
TOlley of indignation going up to-night by
good Democrats, who are swelling V2iigeanct
against the entire admin istratidn and prom
ising to snow their strength -et the next elec
tion. HoiltC HfllS Introduce! leterday hy IkVH-
Special t the SentineL
Washington, Jan. IS. The following bills
were introduced in the House to-day by In-
By Mr. Matson: To promote the efficiency
of tie artillery of the Tnited States Array;
granting a pension to Taylor Voss, of Bloom-
ington; also to Susan Carmichael and YTiley
S j-cri-eon.
Fy Mr. Browne: Co pay $127 to the Ex-
eettive Committee cn Indian Affairs of the
"Western Yearly meeting of friends in In
diana for money paid by them in puchasing
lots in North Carolica on which to erect an
Indian training school.
By Mr. "Ward: Grenting a pension to Lena
By Mr. Ford: Granting a pension to J. F.
By Mr. Kleiner: Granting a per.sicn to
C. Johnson ami M.1 Fetrel.
By Mr. Howard: Granting a pcasion to
J. A. Dran and Elizabeth Ward.
By Mr. Holman: Granting pensions to
Harry Fist and John Ellis.
By Mr. Bynum: To remove the charge of
desertion against the military record of
James Kieley and Frant Wem pie.
Daboia and Montana.
Special to the Sentinel.
Wamiix'.tox, Jan. 1. A chere ison foot
to pool issues between Datota and Montana,
so that both can be admitted to Statehood.
The idea is for republican Dakota to stand
eff Democratic Montana, and thus neutral
ise . the objections of the opposition
in each case. Senator Vocrhees has
just presented a bill to admit Mon
tana, together with the new Montana Consti
tution and a ir.eniorial praying admission.
Thee papers wer:? referred to Senator Harri
son's Committee on Territories, where the
pooling arrangement will be further dis
cussed. This is the first daylight that has
shone uj-on Dakota's aspirations since the
penin of the session. General Harrison,
who is the champion of Dakota - in the Sen
ate, is said to be favorably disposed toward
the coalition plan.
Presidential fluckhone.
Fieela.1 to the Sentinel.
Wa-h-m.tcjt, izn. Is. There is a good
deal of gotIp here to-day about the
prospective relations of the President and
t":.e i-enate. It is understood that the Presi
de: t has assured those with whom he has
talked that he proposes to stand firm in his
attitude of refusing information which has
come j-ersonally to him regarding the men
whom he has removed. He adds, however,
that whatever information the departments
Lave, the Senate should have, and will
undubtedly be furnished. The Demo
cratic Senators who called on him to
consult in the matter approve his resolution.
The Kepublican Senators are inclined to go
on and make a fight, but a few of them are
reported weakening. There is a report to
day that some movement will be made in
regard to matters to-norrow. Senators Mor
rill and Sherman, who- have not beea ex
tremely friendly of lcte, have buried the
hatchet and have been in consultation iu re
gard to the matter. There are evidences of
modification of the warlike disposition of the
The published rejorts abo:it the prospec
tive resignation of secretary Bayard and
Secretary Manning are authoritatively de
nied. The Ordnance CoKiuUtion.
Special to the SentineL
Wa.'hixi.ton, Jan. is. The Ordnance Com
mission is holding a meeting to-day to com
plete its report, and it is understood that the
document will be ready for signatures fc
n:'ght or to-mcrrow morj.ing. Persons en
titled Vo peak upon authority ays that the
report will take the ground that the steel in"
dustriea of this country can furbish the ma
terial foe, and the foundries make any class
cf heavy trdnance, ?nd that the Commission
will reconcnend thai the Government ward
the .contract to American founder.
tiwln and flernard.
;eciai to the Sentinel.
Y'aii5tojt, Jan. 1" CJwin and B?rniJ,
candidates forCuperintebdentof Mails, were
again to sec Mr. Vila?, bvt not together.
Gwin says he wa offered a chief clerkship,
but he declined to fake it ucless he was as
sured he would in ihe future be given the
I lace he now asked for. To thu proposition
Mr. Vilas smiled, looked wise tnx said potb
frig.. Mr. Bernard says he told aim he was '
not goirf to make any change at all. Mr
Jrnad eiairas to have put on tb "gloves
with fie Secretary, and 'before leaving the
effic reai the riot act with great vbemenoi
Jt is aid that Mr. Vilai fays he can
not inate any removals for fear of a strike
among the employes. Should a strike
occur he will find no trouble securing plenty
of young Democrats to fill the places of the
strikers. Mr. Vilas says he wants some one
with experience for the place, but the ques
tion arises, where will he lind Democrats who
know anything about the business? They
only come from that class of Republicans
who have turned Democrats since a change
cf administration.
The "War on the President's Silver Opinions
Two Native Indiana Senators.
Specitd to the Sentinel.
Wasiiixc.tox, Jan. 15. The war that is be
ing made by the Western and Southern,
Representatives, both in the Senate and
House of Representatives, against the opin
ions of the President npon the silver ques
tion must by this time mean something.
Beck in the Senate before the holidays,
Reagan, of Texcs, in the House on Tuesday,
and Coke, of Texas, in the Senate yesterday
is a formidable array of silver talent coming
ip from the States which are so violently
opposed to the stoppage of the silver coinage.
Bland, of Missouri, is also preparing
a -silver speech which he is to- deliver
in -a day or two. There are hosts of voters
1 eraoerats md Republicans alike who will
also maketet speeches. In truth, the whole
atmosphere around the Capitol building is
toaded with silver opinions but no silver.
Iftl.eTresident and Secretary of the Treas
ury seek to go farther in their attempt to
innuenct1 Congress to stop the coinage of the
silver dollar there is likely to be precipitated
a bold and vigorous warfare upon the admin-
istratiom on tl is subject. One man said to
rae to-night that if this course was pursued
further by the President it would result in a
split in the Democratic party, which might
take years to heal up.
There are but two Senators in the Senate
who were born In Indiana. They are Mil
ler, of California, and Spooner, of Wiscon
sin. The former was born at ßouth Bend
and the latter at Lawrenceburg. Spooner is
said to be the youngest Senator, though he
fails to give his age In the Congressional Di
rectory. A great many people in Indiana
still remember his father, whom, I am told,
was at one time a leading lawyer in the lit
tle town of Lawrenceburg. He was known
there as John Phillip Spooner.
is a nephew
Ben Spooner,
as the bluff
of Indiana when
of the late
who all re
United States
tne oince was
worth ptrbaps $i"),000 a year yet; I heard
the other day he died without having laid
by anything for his family. General Ben
Spooner mhjht have been a leader in the
Republican party of the State had it not
been for his bulldog nature. He drove men
away from him rather than draw them to
him. Senator Spooner is said to be a good
corporation lawyer, having for some time
been the Attorney for the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad f.nd also the Wiscon
sin Central, andthi3 I am told is
his strength in the State which sends
him here. lie is a Northwestern
Senator with corporation attachment?.
Like the majority oi young men who euter
public "life, his head has gone through the
juration process. He is quite youthful in
apjearance, and wears a heavy head of
brown hair, with the ends pudied out as if
to say he had his hands in his hair more of
the time than in his pockets. He has so far
been modest, spending about one-third of
the time in his svat, while the balance
is whiled away in the lobby on the
Republican side. He has evidently a warm
friend in Mahone, as the two are often seen
together. I think he has some n.etal in him,
and will prove a good man in the right
place. , At any rate, Indiana should feel
proud that a son so young should be honored
as this.young Indianian has been.
Senator Miller is still very sick and the
chances are he will not recover.
ltayard and UUmarrk.
Special to the Sentinel.
Wamiixutox, Jan. 15. The seizure of the
Samoan Islands by the German Government
may bring about serious trouble between
Bismarck and Bayard. In January, 1S78, a
treaty was made and signed by President
Hayes on the part of the United States and
M. K. L. Mamea and J. G. Colmesnil (for
merly of Louisville, Ky.), representing the
ßamoau Government, which was ratified by
the United States Senate in February, 1378.
By the terms of the treaty the United States
guaranteed the independence of the Samoan
Government and the latter ceded to this
country the splendid harbor of Pago-Fago,
on the inland of Tuituilla, Samoa, for a coal
ing and naval station forever. The treaty
was for ten years. Mamea and Colmesnil
were sent back to Samoa in the United
States steamship Adams, and the ratifica
tion of the treaty by the Samoan Govern
ment took place soon after the arrival of the
Adams a Apia, ia June of that year, with
great eclat, the festivities lasting a week.
The treaty does not expire until ISS, and
the United States is in honor bound to stand
by it. Previous to the making of the treaty
the Samoan Goverament had hoisted the
American flag over the Samoan banner, and
claimed the protection of the United States
against the encroachments of Germany and
England. Bismarck has long had his eye
ujon the Eay of Tagopafro, and if the United
States allows him to rnetch it baldheaded
from her grasp the stars and stripes should
be hauled in from eery foreign port and sent
home to be sold fr old rags.
A Good Story About 4euatr Edimiud.
Special m the Sentinel.
Wahuxuxox, Jan. 17. In connection with
the mistake of the Finance Committee of
the Senate in calling upon the President for
the "reasons" for his action in suspending
.officials, when, they should have aked only
for ' information," a good story is told of
Senator Edmnnds. On the first day of the
seswon the Senator was appointed a one
member of the committee to rail on the
President and notify Lim that Congress was
in gMsion and awaited bis pleasure. The
1'resitlent said ttat the official copies cf his ,
message, which are always made b.y an en
grossing clerk upon hand.c)me paper,
had not yet been com dieted, and.
pulling out a handsomely Dound printed
copy of the message from 'nis desk, asted
why it would not do j ast as well, and
be more convenient all eound to send in a
message in the printed form instead of in the
manuscript. Mr. Edmunds was horrified.
and said that such a. thing would not do at
all. The Constitution expressly stated that
the Executive should communicate with the
Senate in wriUng. The President replied
that at the tine the Constitution was written
the art of printing was not as common as
now, and Vie did not see why a printed copy,
certified as correct and signed by him,
wonld not answer just as well as a written '
one. Mr. Ldmunds solemnly protested
against any such violation of precedent and
official etiquette, and said that as long as the
Constitution remained unaltered its terms
ought to be explicitly complied with. Now
that the Senate Committee on Finance has
made a blunder on the etiquette question
the President considers this a pretty good
A Hot fight Anticipated Itetween the Sen
ate and the President.
Special to the Sentinel.
Washington, Jan. 17. It is reported
that the Senate Republicans have de
cided to issue subpenas to compel the Cabinet
officers to furnish the information desired
regarding the suspension of old officials and
the appointment of new ones. This matter
was discussed in caucus yesterday, and it is
believed that the chairmen of the committees
as they are refused the information will issue
subpenas to compel its production. Should
the Cabinet officers reply that the' have no
information on the subject, but that it rests
with the President, that will end the question
of force, for the Senate Committee, of course,
can not subpena the President. Every hour
adds to indications of a hot fight between
the Senate and Executive, and the prospects
of a long list of rejections by the Senate.
The President's Backbone.
Special to the Sentinel.
Washixutox, Jan. 15. A good deal of stir
was created by the announcement that the
President has determined to pay no atten
tion to any request that may come from the
Senate demanding his reasons for the remov
al of any Republican from office or the ap
pointment of any Democrat to succeed
him, other than to inform the Senate in the
first instance that he considers it his un
doubted prerogative to appoint whomsoever
he pleases to oHice, and it ia then with the
Senate to pass upon the nominations made.
This, it is believed, will be in the nature of
a red flag to the Republican side of the Sen
atorial arena, and there is a prospect of a
merry war over a good many nominations.
Carlisle in the Supreme Court.
Special to the Sentinel.
Washino;tox, Jan. 18. Speaker Carlisle
appeared in the Supreme Court to-day, and
presented an argument in the Gas Company
case asking that a mandamus issue iramedi
ately. His arguments were accompanied by
affidavits and briefs, which were submitted.
Xotes and rersonal.
Special to the Sentinel.
t Washington, Jan. IS. The entire Indiana
delegation to-night, after the adjournment
of the House, waited upon Speaker Carlisle
in the interest of Reuben Daily, of the JelTer
sonville News, applicant for the position of
stenographer to the House Committee. The
chances are Mr. Daily will be appointed. He
stands well in the opinion of Mr. Carlisle.
Senator Harrison gave notice to-day that
on Friday he would call up the bill for the
admission of South Dakota.
Mr. Emery Thillips, of Grandview, in Con
gressman Kleiner's district, was to-day ap
pointed as Statistician Clerk in the Agricul
tural Bureau, Mr. Kleiner procuring for him
the position.
Colonel Dick Huncheon, of La port, has
been promenading the avenue to-day with
a club hunting the fellow who said
Marshal Hawkins or any one else was
trying to defeat his appointment. The
Colonel says everything is lovely and he has
no enemies, but erybody wants to see him
fixed. He says he will be, and the chances
are that he will.
Bragg, of Wisconsin, Chairman of the
Military Affairs Committee, told me to-night
that his committee would on to-morrow re-
P)Tt favorably upon the bill placing General
itz John Porter on the retired list.
The Secretary of the Navy thi morning re
ceived a cablegram from Admiral Franklin,
commanding the European squadron, stat
ing that Commandy Hayward, died at
Alexandria, Egypt, on Saturday, of .typhoid
The issue of standard silver dollars from
the mints during the week ended January
10 was 19."),4!. The issue during the cor-
respondine period of last year was I.'W.ikw.
The shipment of fractional silver coin since
Januarj 1 amounts to 102,020.
About thirty-five de'eates from the Wes
tern Waterways Convention, held at St.
Paul, Kansas City and New Orleans, met in
joint conference in this city this evening.
Remarks were made by several of the dele
gates counseling unity of action among the
'delegates. Upon motion of Congressman
Adams, of Illinois, a committee was ap
pointedone from each delegate to consult
with the Committee of Rivers and Harbors,
and to formulate a plan for the presentation
of the resolutions and views of the three
conventions represented, and to report;to a
subsequent meeting of the joint conference
The St. Paul Convention appointed M. Iu.
iHinnelli the New Orleans, John W. Brytu,
of New Orleans; and Karisas W. II. Mart hi,
of that uty.
:: ELi.ANEors.
The remains t f Miss Bayard will be taken
to Wilmington, Del., this afternoon at 4
o'clock tor interment. They will be accom
panied by the Secretary, two of his sons and
a few personal friends. No ceremonies will
be held in this city. There will be no post
ponement erf the JState dinner to be given by
thelresident Thursday evening, in honor of
the Diplomatic Corps, on account of the
death of Miss Bayard. This is in accordance
with the expressed wish of Secretary Bayard.
The President omitted his regular after
noon reception to-day, but; will probably
consent to receive callers to pay respects
agAin on Wednf iay 1 .:.:
The regular Cabinet mee rg will.kx held
to-iDoVrow as usual.
Chck.es the Life Out of Holly Epps, th Negro
Kurderer, at Vincennes, Indiana.
Doort of the Jail Battered in, the Prisoner
Dragged From His Cell and Strang Vp
to a Tree in the Court Yard
His Crime.
Vixcexses, Ind., Jan. 18. Holly Epps, the
foul murderer of Farmer Dobson, has expi
ated his terrible crime at the hands of Judge
Lynch, and his worthless black carcass hangs
suspended in the Court-house yard at this
hour, 2 o'clock a. m. Rumors that Judge
Lynch would yet do his fatal work were rife
on the streets all day Sunday, but no one
paid any attention to the gossip, and it was
generally considered that the Greene County
Vigilance Committee would not visit ven
geance on Holly Epps head while confined
in the Vincennes jail, but that he would be
summarily strung up whene er taken back
to Greene County. However, this proved
not to be the case.
At about 12:50 this morning a crowd of
masked men, numbering from twenty to
thirty, carrying sledge-hammers and various
Other implements, were seen marching like
silent specters through the suburbs of the
city down Sixth street toward the jail. Their
masks were nothing more than bandanna
handkerchiefs, but each face was so carefully
covered that identification was impossible.
They marched steadily and silently down
Seminary street, then down Seventh, nd
reached the Court-house j'ard. Here they
saw two policemen. The leader of the gang
approached those official dignitaries of the
peace and welfare of the community and per
emptorily Ordered them to go home. The
policemen disappeared as suddenly as if by
Stationing masked sentinels at each cor
ner of the grounds the greater part of the
gang entered the jail-yard and walked stealth
ily up toward the portico of tha SherifTs
residence. Not a sound could be heard save
the shuffling of a score of feet. The lynch
ers stood back while the leader of the" Vigi
lance Committee raf ped on the door. Tne
sound re-echoed on the still night air, bat
not a murmur from within the Sheriffs resi
dence. The leader knocked again and again,
but no sound or response issued from with
in. Finally, however, with louder rapping
and fiercer calling, Sheriff Seddlemyer was
aroused, and coming to the door called out
from within, "Who's there?"
"We want you to open the door and let us
in. Wega re friends and want to get in. We
want to see you," answered the leader in
calm and steady tones. There wa3 no mis
taking that voice.
' But what do you want to see me for?"
asked Sheriff Seddlemyer.
"We want to see you and talk to you."
"I can't let you in to-night, gentlemen,"
decidedly answered the Sheriff.
"But we must get in," answered the leader.
"We propose to have the black careas jaf
the nigger who murdered poor old farmer
Dobson up in Greene County, and if you
won't let us in we will get in anyhow."
"You can't come in here," spoke the
Sheriff determinedly, "and if you try to
break in you will violate the law ard lay
yourselves liable to criminal prosecution."
From the tone of the Sheriff's voice it was
plain to be seen that he was laboring under
tremendous excitement.
"Well, here goes then," at last decided the
leader. "Boysj get ready," and at those
words bang went a great sledge-hammer
against the pine door. With two or three
blows the door was smashed to splinters, and
literally knocked off its hinges. Entering
the hall way the lynching party struck a
light, rushed into the parlor, grabbed Sheriff
Seddlemeyer and pushed him into an adjoin
ing room, slammed the door in his face and
grullly ordered him to keep quiet and stvy in
his room. The lynchers made for the huge
iron doors and commenced the work of bat
tering them down. This was the most diffi
cult part of the w hole performance, and fully
half an hour elapsed before they succeeded
in loosening the locks enough to admit them.
Tbey entered the enclosure, soon got into
Epps' cell, and grabbed the black fiend by
his woolly head and unceremoniously
jerked him from his bed. Epps yelled
and howled like a maniac at sight
of the men who had come to take
his life, but a slap in the mouth
silenced him, and as they dragged him into
the gaslight in the hallway of the jail it
seemed as though he had turned white with
The lynchers did not fool long with him.
They marched him out into the street, tied a
rope around his neck and jerked him along
on the ice and snow, compelling hint to walk
on his frozen feet, until they reached the
Court-house grounds, r few yards off. There
they entered" and in the nearest tree they
went and threw the rope over the strong
limb, and twenty pairs of hands hauled the
murderer from the ground. Epps kicked,
squirmed, and grabbed hold of the rope
above him, but the lynchers knocked his
hands away. His groans were terrible to
hear, and shocked the sectators beyond
measure. At 1:1.3 Epps was pulled up, and
for fully fifteen minutes he struggled for life,'
when death came to his relief. He was
strangled, and as he hangs now in the Court
house yard he presents a frightful spectacle
of the vengeance of Judge Lynch.
The court-yard by the time the lynching
bee was over was full to everilowing with
spectators. Scores came from every direc
tion, and as soon as the vigilantes dispersed
the crowd rushed forward for bits of rope and
pieces of Epps' clothing. At 2 :30 o'clock the
body is still dangling in the air beneath the
tall Court-house tower, and the crowd grows
larger and larger. Sheriff Seddlemeyer is
completely used up with excitement and
anxiety, and is said to be ill. Prosecuting
Attorney Axtell Sunday came down froni
Greene County and had made all arrange
ments to take Epps back in the morning.
He was called up and is now viewing the
body as it swings from the limb of a tree.
Epps has carried his case to a higher court.
Epps' crime was the killing of James Dob
son, a farmer residing near Salsberry, Greene
county, twelve miles from Bloomfield, Ind.,
on the nicht of January 11. Early in the
evening Mrs. Dobson had been hearing Epps
try to reai a chapter in the Bible, as a re
ward for which achievement Mr. Dobson had
promised the negro a new suit ot clothes.
Mr. and Mrs. Dobson occupied their own
couch in the main room of the house, and
Epps slept on a pallet in the same room near
the fire. A little after midnight Mrs. Dob
son was awakened by a blow, and saw Epps
standing over her. She turned to wake her
husband, but lie was dead, having been killed
by a blow from an ax. The negro started to
jump into the lady's bed, but she resisted
him so strongly as she fought over the life
less form of her husband that be gave up for
a moment. Then, with another desperate
effort, Erps caught her by the hair,
dragged her from the bed over the oead
man, and with a knife in his handthjat
ened to kill her If she did not submit to his
passion, all the time holding her by the hair.
A- Tearful struggle, falowed..a handful of
hair beirg torn from her head.by the demon. 1
Epps, in tryine to get another hold, dropped
his knife. This was Mrs Dobson's oppor
tunity, and with a desperate effort she
snatched the weapon and kept him at bay.
He picked up a chair and started for her
aerain, but the woman still resisted, all the
time begging him to go away, as the reigh
bors were comlne and would catch him.
Finally the wretch thought of his own
safety and left the house. He walked fifteen
miles in the cold that night, but a search
party followed him and he was arrested next
day and lodged in Bloomington (Ind.) Jail.
He was taken first to Bedford and then to
Bloomfield, where he narrowly escaped
lynching, and from Bloomfield was removed
by the Sheriff of Greene County to Vin
cennes. The Lynching Justified.
Yixcexxes, Ind.. Jan. 18. The lynching of
the negro Epps last night was performed so
quietly that even many citizens living in the
neighborhood of the jail knew nothing about
it until this morning, and np to G o'clock,
when the body was cut down, but few per
sons called to see the ghastly sight The re
mains were removed to Gardner's dead
house where they have been viewed by hun
dreds and where they will remain until to
morrow morning, unless spirited away by
medical students. The authorities have not
yet determined what disposition to make of
the remains and wink at the idea of giving
them up for the dissecting knife.
Citizens of all classes justify the lynching,
and the moral sentiment is that the Greene
County vigilants did a justifiable act in sum
marily removing the fiend from the face of
the earth.
A Wife Poisoner Sentenced to the Peniten
tiary for Life.
Special to the Sentinel.
Danville, Ind., Jan. IS. On the B!th day
of December, 1S73," the wife of Stephen
Campbell, who resided near Brownsburg,
this county, died from the effects of arsenical
poison. A Coroner's inquest developed th
fact that the husband purchased on the same
day that she was taken sick five cents worth
of arsenic. That fact, coupled with the re
port ot the physicians who made the post
mortem examination and the sudden disap
pearance of him after she was taken sick and
before her death, caused an indictment to be
promptly returned against her husband, Ste
phen Campbell, for murder in the first degree.
At the time of the murder diligent search
was made for the accused. Rewards were
offered for his apprehension, but be could
not be found, and the neighbors and friends
of the deceased had given up all hope of his
capture, and the public had almost fogotten
the crime, until last August John Douglass,
a former resident of Brownsburg, who was
well acqnainted with Stephen Campbell, saw
him m Clinton, Ind. On inquiry Mr. Doug
lass learned that he had been living there
several years and was known by the name of
Mike Enliss. The authorities were hastily
informed of his location, and the arrest was
speedily made and defendant lodged in the
iailof this county. For a time he denied
his identity, but he soon found that card
would not win, as citizen after citizen called
and recognized him as being the identical
Stephen Campbell who had fled from the
countv twelve years ago.
On last Thursday the State vs. Campbell
was called for trial. The State was repre
sented by Newt Harding, Prosecuting At
torney, and his Deputy Prosecutor, T. S.
Adams, while the defendant was represented
by Hogate it Blake. Thursday and Friday
were consumed in hearing the evidence.
Saturday the argument was made, instruc
tions read by Judge Ayers and the jury re
tired about 3 o'clock yesterday morning.
Sunday the jury returned its verdict into
court, finding that defendant was guilty of
murder In the second degree, and that he be
confined in prison for life. The verdict is
heartily approved by the public. The de
fendant appeared much relieved, for he
doubtless expected to be hung. Throughout
the trial he was stolid and appeared perfect
ly indifferent to Ins fate. Defendant is
forty-fiye years old, and was raised in Jen
nings County, where he has an insane wife
in the County House, whom he abandoned,
with live children, before he came to this
County. He has a wife and one child in
Vermillion County, with whom he was
living at the time of his arrest.
Montana Wants to Come Into the Union.
MissEAroLis, Minn., Jan. IS. Hon. W.
F. Saunders, of Helena, JMont., who is in
the 'city, wa3 interviewed last evening, and
said.that the residents of Montana are ouite
enthusiastic over the prospects for its ad
mission as a State. "We hope," he con
tinued, "to step into the Union with Dakota
It is generally regarded as a Democratic
territory, the Democratic majority ranging
from 5X) to 1,0X), and on that score we be
lieve that we will be admitted, as an offset
to Republican Dakota. A large majority of
the people of the territory are in favor of
admission." Mr. Saunders says that a Con
stitutional Convention was held two years
ago, which framed a Constitution and ap
pointed a committee to go to Washington
and submit the results of the convention.
"For some reason," he added, "the com
mittee never visited Washington, as in
structed, but they are becoming interested
in ,the movement now, when it is seen
that there is a good prospect of having the
territory admitted, and will hold a meeting
early in February and go to Washington at
once. While there the Constitution will be
submitted and energetic measures taken to
have the territory admitted. Governor
Häuser is interesting himself in tue State
hood question, and is no doubt doing good
work at Washington in that respect. We,
have a sufficient population to entitle us to
admission, and there is every reason to sup
pose that our efforts will not be in vain."
Arrival of the Kemaioi of Miss Hayard at
WiLMixiiTox, Del., Jan. IS. The train
bearing the body of Miss Katharine Bayard
arrived here this evening. Secretary Bay
an his sons and Senator Gray accompanied
the remains to this city. The casket was
taken to the old Swedish Church, where it
will remain until the funeral. On the ar
rival of the cortege at the church the casket
was carried in and placed on a catafalque
with the fioral offerings grouped over and
around it. Friends of the deceased will
hold vigil there to-night. The funeral will
take place at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon
and it is the wish of the family that it shall
be conducted with as little display as possi
ble. The interment will be in the family
lot in the old graveyard, which daes back
certainly to loin 5.
Bow in n Saloon.
St. Loiis, Jan. 13. Late last night at a sa
loon on the corner of Thirty-fourth and
Olive streets a quarrel occurred between
William McNeary and' James Mitchell,
which resulted in the former striking Mitch
ellin the face and knocking him back against
the bar. Mitchell left, and is alleged to have
gone home, and after securing a pistol re
tcrned. The quarrel was renewed and
Mitchell shot McMeary through the neck,
who is now in a critical condiuon.", Mitchell
was arrested. "' ' " ' "
Meeting cf the Loyil tnd Patriotic Unioa at
Eelfast Yesterday.
Starving Fishermen on the West Coast of
Ireland Hopefully Looking to
America for Help Affair
in Egypt
Belfast, Jan. 18. A great meeting under
the auspices of the Loyal and Patriotic
Union was held here to-day. A resolution
was adopted protesting against the passage
by Parliament of any measure granting home
rule for Ireland. Many delegates from
the North of Ireland were pres
ent. A resalution was adopted de
claring unwavering loyalty to the throne, de
nouncing separation of Ireland from the
Union ; refusing to recognize an Irish Parlia
ment; protesting against the "penurious and
immoral practices of the so-called National
League;" summoning the Government to en
force the laws and sucpress disloyalty and re
bellion and protect the lives and liberties of
the peaceable and industrious subjects of her
The Famine Stricken Inhabitants Looking
to America for Help.
Los pox, Jan. 18. The famine stricken
inhabitants of Achill, lnnishbomn and the
other AVestern Irish Islands are still looking
anxiously, but hopefully, toward America.
More than a hundred families had decided,
some time ago, to enter the poor-house, in
stead of attempting to prolong their hope
less existence. Then tbey heard of the Cable
News Belief Fund, and they hesitated. If
there is anything that an Irish peasant
loathes, it is going to a work-house.
If there is anything in which he thor
oughly believes it is the liberality f Amer
icans. When the fishermen heard that an
effort was to be made in America to raise
money to relieve their distress they were like
children in their demonstrations of joy and
gratitude.They took it for granted that
money would be raised galore, and they in
voked the blessings of the Virgin and all the
saints upon the prospective givers. Mr.
Bussy has freely distributed all the money
entrusted to him, and all of his own money
which he carried for expenses.
He says he could not help it, because the
cases of distress which he found were so
urgent and genuine that the money would
not stay in his pocket. He is now becoming
indurated to tales ot woe, and as he has no
more money to give away he takes a wider
and more philosophical view of the situa
tion. He writes that it is imperative that
öO,'K)0 be raised if the Irish Americans de
sire to permanently benefit the sufferers.
Attacked by Bedouin Rebels Advancing
I'pon Massowah Moukhtar Pasha.
Cairo, Jan. IS. A party of Bedouins at
tacked the villagers at Lake Kahara, fourteen
miles from this city.
A force of rebels is advancing against "the
Italian garrison at Massowah.
The following is the substance of an inter
view the Cairo correspondent of the London
Daily Telegraph recently had with Moukh
tar Pasha, the Turkish Commissioner; "We
talked over the oid times of the Turko
Kussian war, and the Pasha seemed quite de
lighted to fight his battles over again. But
as I approached the Egyptian question he
became taciturn. I asked him if he thought
it was a mistake for the Britih Government
to have insisted on the evacuation of Khar
toum and the Soudan.
" 'How can you ask such a question as
that ." he replied sharply. 'The whole thing
was a mistake; the bombardment of Alex
andria was a mistake, the landing of the
troops was a mistake, and the occupation is
a mistake.'
"He would not touch further on the sub
Drafting of the Koyal Speech China to be
Recognized as Suzerain Over Burmah.
London, Jan. 18. The royal speech was
drafted at the meeting of the Cabinet to
day. Lord Fumdolph Churchill overcame
the demand of a section of the Cabinet that
the whole coercion act be renewed. The
Government will rely upon a division of
the Liberals to secure support of its Irish
Lord Salisbury has consented to recognize
China's nominal suzerain over Burmah on
the condition that the Pekin Government
abandon its claim to tribute from Burmah.
The Government is forming a special labor
and emigration bureau to be connected with
the Board of Trade.
A Campaign Against Landlords.
Cork, Jan. IS A meeting of the tenantry
Of the Earl of Kingston's estate has been
held. It was resolved to memorialize the
Church Commissioners, who are the
mortgagees of the estate to compel the land
lords to concede a 20 per cent, reduction in
rent. In the meantime the tenants will pre
vent fox hunting on the estate, refuse to pay
their rents, and appeal to their friends in
America for money to prosecute their cam
paign against the landlords.
On Trial for Libel.
Loxr-x, Jan. IS. The trial of a laborer
named Kenney, who is charged with libel
ling Mr. Howell, Liberal member of Parlia
ment for the North Division of Bethnal
Green, was begun to-day. Kenney alleged
that Mr. Howell had appropriated money
belonging to the gas stokers' fund to his
fersonal use. The court-rooiu was crowded,
he complainant did not enter the witness
box. The testimony for the defense was
thereupon called.
An Epidemic ot Murder.
Faei, Jan. IS. The present murder epi
demic in France is the subject of universal
comment. The newspapers record eleven
murders and five attempts to murder within
six days. The Monarchist paper attributes
the homicidal mania to the spread o' an
archistideas. Cholera Disappeared From Gibraltar.
Gibraltar, Jan. 18. Cholera has almost
entirely disappeared from the vicinity of
Gibraltar. The town itself is healthy.
Editor Stead Released
Ixkr0H, Jan. 18. Mr. Stead, editor of the
Tall 'Mall Gazette, : who In November was
sentenced "to three 'month's imprisonment
for his concectTcri with the" Eliza Armstrong
abduction case, was released to-day. Mr,
Stead is well, and will speak to-night at a
meeting of his friends and sympathizers.
He will then take a fortnight's holiday.
General DeConrcey Recalled A Treaty of
Paris, Jan. 18. General De Courcey, the
French commander in Annam, has been re
called. His place will be taken by General
The Committee of the Chamber of Deputies
has approved a treaty of commerce with the
Transvaal on the most favored nation basis.
The Dog Crate.
Loxdox, Jan. IS. The police authorities
have ordered that all dogs be muzzled for a
further term of sixty days.
A Father's Attachment for His Dead Boy.
Special to the Sentinel.
Hartford City, Ind., Jan. IS. A little
son of Isaac Townsend, of this city, is af
flicted with a strange malady. Several
months since a tumor formed back of the
eyeball and soon pushed the eye from the
socket. The diseased member and the mor
bid growth were removed, but soon formed
again and the other eye became involved
and the sight was also destroyed. The tumor
continued to grow until all that side of the
head and face was frightfully enlarged. On
Wednesday last he died and -was buried in
the M. E. Cemetery. But strange as it
may seem, on the same evening just
after dark Mr. Townsend, assisted by a few
friends, went to the cemetery, disinterred
the remains, and took them to his residence,
situated in a densly populated portion of the
city; and, after removing a jortion of the
flooring, dug a grave beneath his dwelling
and there interred his child. He had be
come impressed with the idea that the doc
tors contemplated the removal of his boy in
order to perform a post mortem upon the
body in the interest of medical science. It
certainly is a strange and unheard-of pro
ceeding and can be accounted for on no
Other supposition than that the father's at
tachment for his child was so great that' he
would do anything for his dead boy.
Roller Explosion.
TiTTSBrRG, Fa., Jan. 18. The steam tu
Modoc exploded her boiler in the Allegheny
Tiivcr near the Sixteenth street bridge short
ly before 9 o'clock this morning, instantly
killing Pilot Joe Davies and seriously and
perhaps fatally injuring Fireman pjatthews
Kigeins and Captain Jeff Evans. The balance
of the crew escaped unhurt. The fireman
had just fired up when the explosion oc
curred.'. The concussion was terrific and the
boat was rent asunder, fragments being scat
tered fully 500 yards. Pilot Joe Davies was
blown Into the river, and his body has not
yet been recovered. Fireman Higgins was
blown on a raft. His injuries, it is thought,
are fatal. Captain Evans was badly hurt,
but will probably recover. The others were
blown into the river, but were rescued un
injured. The cause of the explosion is not
known. It is thought that the feed pipes
were clogged with ice and the boiler becom
ing dry exploded. The boat was owned by
Captain Evans, and was valued af $t,ooo. It
was used for towing barges in the harbor.
Advices from Nassau, New Trovidence, of.
the 12th inst. note the arrival there of Jay
Gould in his yacht.
The steerage rates from European points
to this country were raised by all the steam
ship lines yesterday to $20, an advance of $5.
Five members of the Hausemeyer family
at Tarentum, Pa., have died from trichinosis,
the fifth, George, aged thirty, dying yester
day. James Caspar, a traveling man living at
Vtica, N Y., was arrested at Warren, O.,
yesterday, by a Pinkerton detective, for a
forgery committeed two months ago.
J. K. Mills A Co., printers and stationers,
No. 124 Walnut street, Cincinnati, assigned
yesterday to Thomas A. Lotran. Assets, $15.
0X) to $20,000; liabilities, $23,000 to $30,0u0.
A New Castle, Pa., special says: The safe
in County Treasurer Hartnian's office was
blown open yesterday morning about 2
o'clock by thieves, and $2X in money and
$10,000 in notes and $4,500 in county war
rants taken.
Mrs. Anna Maria Greene, the oldest lady
in Bhode Island, a daughtcr-in-law of Gene
ral Nathaniel Greene, died at her home in
Middletown, lt. I., Sunday, aged 102 years,
2 months and days. Mrs. Greene retained
her faculties up to the last.
T. P. Sullivan, of the Kansas City Base
Ball Club, is at SL Taul, Minn., completing
arrangements for a new Northwestern cir
cuit to include Kansas City, Omaha, St. Joe,
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth.
Glanders in a malignant form has broken
out among the horses in the vicinity of Lis
bon, fifteen miles west ef Joliet, I1L Four
diseased horses belonging to one man were
ordered shot. An epidemic is feared.
Town Marshal McCüraw, of Mt Oreb, O.,
shot and killed Clayton Brooks, a farmer
yesterday. Brooks was drunk and resisted
arrest. On account of threats of lynching
McGraw was taken to the Georgetown jail.
Charles Boehm, proprietor of a flouring,
mill at Monroeville, O., has disappeared,
leaving creditors with claims aggregating
$12,000. The property, which is covered by
mortgages, has "been attached, but it is
thought the creditor will realize but little.
The differences between the Edgar Thomp
son Steel Company and their employes has
been settled, and work will be res um et 1 in
all departments to-day. The settlement was
effected on the basis of eight hours for a
day's labor and "three turns."
The body of an unknown man was fouml
last night buried in the tanbark at the
Mason tan yard. Nashville, Tenn. The mur
derer had cut it into eight pieces, all of
which were found except the head. The
police are investigating the affair.
At a convention of miners and coke draw
ers of the Connellsville region, at Scottsdale,
I'a., yesterday, it was unanimously decided
to order a general strike for a 10 per cent,
advance in wages, and committees were ap
pointed to visit all the coke mills and per
suade the men to quit work at once.
Grietna Aporetilo, a young Italian, shot
and killed his wife in Mulberry street. New
York, Sunday night. When brought before
a magistrate yesterjay he claimed jastilica
tion on the ground that she was continually
irretating him by speaking the praises of "a.
former husband.
Demoralization in the East-bound passen
ger traffic is creeping into the regular offices
at Chicago. Yesterday at least three of the
Strongest lines were selling over their coun
ters tickets to New York for ?15, If the cus
tomer could not be induced to pay regular
rat$s.;calpori were- sealing Jrom fc- to f-.
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