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THE INDIANA STATE SENTINEL WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 1836.
L. THE DEATH PENALTY. Four Ifon Expiate Tlisir Crim63 on the Scaffold Yesterday.' A Scene of. Ilorror Enacted at the Execution of Charles TUon, a Colored Deck. Hand, Who Dies Slowly From Strangulation. Nkvada, Mo., 13. Henry S. Stair, who is to hang here to-Uay, was visited by his father about 9 o'clock last night, after which he &Ient most of the time writing until i this morning, when he went to sleep. He awoke at 8 :15 and partook of-a light breakfast, after which he was shaved. Large crowcU of peo ple surged through the streets all the morn ing, tramping between the jail and the gal lows, which is erected in a ravine, forming a natural amphitheater, about a mile from the lail. Trains from Sedalia and Kansas Citv arrived at 10:30, bringing hundreds of people to witness the execution, which will not take place until about 1 o'clock. Stairs spoke from the scaffold for thirty minutes, protest ing huinnocence and the innocence of the woman implicated, saying they were victims of circumstances. The drop fell at 1 :2S, and in fifteen minutes the body was pronounced lifeless and tnrned over to his friends, who will take it to Marshall County, Indiana, to night for interment. Ten thousand people "witnessed the execution, and good order prevailed. The crime for which Stair was executed "was brutal and cold-blooded in the extreme. Stair and his companion, a woman named iNannette Osborn, who was to have been Ranged with him. came to Nevada about the 1st of last July from Fort Scott, Kas., and opened a small laundry, representing them selves as man and wife. Shortly after their arrival, Jacob Sewell, an elderly man and his Bon. sixteen years old, with two wagons, four horses and some other property, also came here from near Fort Scott, and went into camp near town. The Stairs and Jewell were slightly acquainted, and the Stairs made frequent visits to Sewell's camp. Later on the elder Sewell was taken sick and was compelled to keep his bed in one or the wagons, which had a cover, and was looked after by Stair and the Osborn woman. It was during these visits that Stair laid a plan to murder the Sewells and take their teams and start for his former home somewhere in Indiana. On the night of August C, Stair and the woman went to Sewell's camp, and after a short visit returned home. About midnight Stair made a second visit, and finding both the Sewells asleep, killed them both with an axe. After completing his horrible butchery, Stair placed the bleeding and mangled bodies of his vic tims in one of the wagons and covered them with some old clothes. He then went after the woman, and on arriving at the camp they started for town, Stair driving the wagon containing the dead bodies ana the woman the other one. On arriving at their bouse they tilled the wagons with their furniture and started for the Mannaton River bottom, about five miles away, where the next day ttair buned the bodies. Passing through tbe woods, they attracted the attention of some men at work, who regarded their proceedings as suspicious, and the next day they went to the spot where the wagons had been halted and discovered the dead bodies. Informa tion was immediately given, a pursuit was organized and Stair and the Osborn woman were captured about twenty miles distant. They were lodged in jail and at the next term of court were tried and both convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to be hanged together. A stay of execution, liowever, was obtained in the woman's case and she was granted a new trial. At Belleville, Missouri. licLLEViLLE, Mo., Jan. 14. Noah Merrian, wife murderer, was hanged to-day at 11:25 o'clock. Previous to his execution he ad mitted having killed his wife, and confessed the murder of a woman peddler in East St. Louis some six years ago. - The name of the woman he would not reveal. He walked with tirni step to the gallows, a ad after pray ing for a short time, his arms and legs were pinioned and the black cap placed over his Lead. This ordeal he withstood without inchin', but while the noose was being adju.-ted about his neck he fell in a dead faint, and it required three men ta hold him in position over the trap. The trap was then spruns and the man died in twelve minute?, after surlering the most terrible agonies. In ascending the stairs he slipped, but was held up by the priests, and then he stood clo.se to the trap, but looked determined to face death bravely. The priest told him to kneel down, and the two repeated in a low voice a short prayer. He was then placed on the trap,! and Deputy Sheriff Anthony began to pinion his arms and legs, while Deputy Sheriff P.agland adjusted tae Mack cap and noose. Tue noose had hardly le?n adjusted when Merriman's strength crave way, and he fell in a dead faint. Deputy Sheriffs Pagla-nd and Anthony en deavored to raise hirn, but he was so limp that they could not get him to his feet, l ather Cough, who had remained on the f-f aiio'ed, then aided them, and when the three got him into a half standing position, the Sherilf sprung the trap and Merriman descended like a shot. In trying to raise him after he had fainted, the Deputy Sherifts had pushed the knot of the noose almost around to the front of his neck, and the fall did not break his spinal cord. He writhed terribly, and it was evi dent to the spectators that he wa3 suffering intensely. In twelve minutes after the trap w as sprung Drs. P.uben and Beckstold felt his pulse and pronounced him dead. The body wa3 then cut down and placed in a pine cottin which had been brought by his bro ther. The remains were taken to the county cemetery, where they were interred. At St. Louis. St. Locis, Jan. 14. Charles Wilson, a ne gro deck-hand, was hanged here this morn ing. After the trap had been sprung the body for a moment remained motionless, and then there was enacted a scene of horror which chilled the blood of all who witnessed it. Two doctors, one on either side were each holding a wrist, when the violent contor tions of the hanging figure shook them aside, and before they could regain their hold upon the nan. whose acts showed that he was In full possession of consciousness of all that was (roing on, made frantic struggles to re lease himself. His right hand shot up, clutched the rope ana held it firmly. It seemed as if the man must die by slow de crees from strangulation, but one of the doc tors succeeded in disengaging the hand. In a fchort time the body hung a lifeless corpse. The crime for which Wilson was hanged was tbe murder, on July 31, 1S., of William A. David, Second Mate of the steamer Jen nie Tatum, on which Wilson was a deck hand. On a trip up th river when near Chester, 111., Wilson had a dispute with David, the latter accusing him of shirking his work. Tha dispute win terminated by the Mate who knocked Wilson down with a heavy stick of wood, the blow leaving a scar upon bis forehead which still remains. TLe negro then demanded his pay for two days' work, which the Mate refused to give him. When Tatum arrived in this city Wilsom ' again demanded his pay and the Mate re fused it, and drove him from the boat. Shortly afterwards, while Wilson was talk ing to some one of the boat's crew on the levee, David approached and ordered Wilson to leaves and is eaid to have made a move u if to draw a pistol, whereupon Wilson threw a rock at him, hitting him. knocking him lown. He tbrv threw another rock, which Ui Iaiii ia &e head, erwies U9 liail, from the effects of which he died that nhjht. .: - . Hanged (or Murder. New Obleass, Jan. 15. A special to the Picayune from Lake Providence says Wil liam George, colored, wa? executed within the inclosure at the Parish Jail to-day for the murder of Peggy Johnson, August 10, 13'J. George ascended the scaüold at 12:25 p. m. He presented a fine specimen of colored man manhood, being six feet in height and very muscular. Ke appeared perfrctly self-composed, and his face bore a quiet smile. After religious services George delivered a ram bling speech for fifteen minutes, the burden of which was that he was bound heaven ward. He acknowledged that he feigned in sanity during the trial, and at tke last moment he cried out: "I did kill Peggy Johnson." As the rope was being adjusted he laughad aloud as if in defiance of his doom. The drop feil at 12:r0, and in twelve minutes he was dead, his neck having been broken. From some cause his throat was gashed and blood was spattered all round. After the customary inouest the bodv was buried in the jail vard. Georsre was fifty-two years old. He lived in Yicksburg from IS to 1870, and took an active part in the political troubles in Warren County, Mississippi. He went to Kansas in 15W as a pioneer emi grant from Louisiana, but returned here in 1S7S. He was a Pension' Agent, and he preached that he would be a leader of his race. At Beaumont, Texas. Eeai most, Tex., Jan. 15. William Madi- Bon, colored, was hanged here to-aay for the murder of Albert fcniita, also coiorea, last summer. The cause of the crime was jeal ousy. Frozen toUeatlu Denver. Col.." Ja. 16. A report reached Den ver last evening from Benkelman, Col., that six men bad been frozen to death near that place, and that it was feared there were others who have lost their lives. Three bodies Lave been re covered and taken into Benkelman, and a large party is out searching for the others. Benkelman is a small cattle station on the Burlington and Missouri Hirer F.oad, and it is impossible to sret particulars of the freezing of the men. Twool the unfortunates w ere hunters uamed Fahr and Burns, two were laud prospectors, one was a la borer and one a teamster. They left Benkelman just previous to the recent hard storm. The weather was fifteen degrees below zero, and tbe wind blew the snow into drifts. It was feared at the time that the men would peri'h, and as they did not return a earc hing party was sent out. The first body found was that ol the hunter Fahr. His gun was sticking out of the ground, and his body snowed under. He had evidently become aware of his fate. and. sticking his gunbarrel tirst into the ground and snow, he had lain down to die. The body of his companion Bums was found about 100 yards away. The evidence was that he died while struggling to keep on his feet. Another body, name cot given, was also found, and a portion of the rescuing party brought the three bodies back to Benkelman while others continued the search. It is feared that a large numbei of settlers on the Government land in the vicinity of Beukleman have been frozen to death in the recent exteme cold weather. A large number of familes moved on to this land late last fill, and were in poor cir cumstances to stand the rigors of a winter. The settlers are beyond the bebten paths which cross a cattle country like this, and, therefore, they can not be visited until the snow has left the country, at least to some extent. Becomes an Heiress. TotEDO, O., Jan. 1C A most remarkable case of good fortune comes to light to-day. by which a servant girl at one of the hotels here becomes heiress to one of the largest estates in England. Nearly twenty years ago the only daughter of Gen eral Kutledge Greg, of the British army, eloped from her home in Sunderland, England, with Charles O'Connor, one of her father's hostlers. He was a hand.-ome young fellow, and Annie Grej had as pretty a face as could be found in all Eng land. Furious at his daughter's disgrace the old General diinheriled her, and until a few months a?o would have no communication with her, the letters which she wrote him a yearor two after her marriage being all returned unopened. Young O'Connor and his bride settled in the County Sliuo. Ireland, where he led a precarious exist ence. Six children were born to them, one of whom. Annie O Connor, now eighteen years old. came to this country about a year ago. Her only relative here was a paternal uncle, fche got work as chambermaid at the New York House, oue of the cheap hotels here. I-ast summer General Greg's wii'e was taken .11 and besoueht her hus band to send for their daughter. He finally re lented and wrote for her to come home and to briDgher husband and children with her. They failed on a Glasgow steamer last feptemier, but the boat was overtaken bv a terrible storm and foundered, many on board being lost, among the number the entire O'Connor family. The old Gen eral subsequently learned the address of the grandchild who h" 1 come to Toledo, and he wrote to her to tome to him at once. The letter received vestenlav z:ts the above particulars and was the first intimation Mi-s O'Connor had of her parents' fate and of he: own ?oo J tortune. Seeking Annulment of Marriage. Minneati us. Minn., Jan. 10. Dr. G. W. Emory has served papers upon Mr.. Emery in a suit for annulnieiit of marriage. The action is baed upon the allegation of a previous marriage ia Toronto, it is claimed, to Charles Haydeu, before she kne w the Doctor, aa l he asserts that she has never been divorced. Harden is now living in Toronto or Buffalo. Mr. Hayden, it is under stood, was de-erted by her husband. In a few years the became destitute and was foreed to make a livint; a l-est she conld. Dr. Emery, then a young man and not yet a doctor, soon afterward met Mr?. Hayden. v ho had asvmed her iaaiden name. The sympathetic voting man saw much that was attractive in the deserted wife, and sked her to marry him. .oon afterward he went to the Bellevue College Hospital. New York, to study medicine. Here Mr-. Hayden came to meet him, anil they were married in W.I. Dr. Emery yays that he did not know at the time that his wife had never been divorced from her former husband nor. in fact, that she had ever been married. A year after their marriage Dr. and Mrs. Emery went to live near I'eoria, ill.' They had no children and the doc tor adopted Miss Ber tha, who i now a pretty young lady of eighteen. Since coming to Minneapolis the doetor has adopt ed another child. Both children, he claims, were adopted by him and are his. Dr. Emery is a prominent member of Westminster Church and a physician oi considerable local repute. Another feature of the case is that, if Dr. Emery wins the suit for annulment of marriage, no alimony, it ii said, can be claimed. Novel Ouestions ot Heirship. Xew Haven, Conn., Jan. 16. One of the most singular wills that have ever been known to be made in this State has been settled in the Probate Court here. The ioint upon which the will was contested has not been presented to any judicial tribunal in the United .States or England in over half a century. The wealthy plushmanufacturer, John II. Tingue. of Seymour, who died less than a year ago, made a will in New York City, in Ula, disposing of over fJOU.OUO in personal property. By the will he gave his property ol every kind to his heirs, to be divided as if be had died intestate. By a special statute in this State, passed in 1;. a legal v "d made in another State may be admitted to prooate in Connecticut, and, this will was probated here. But a dilemma arose. When he made 'he will he left five broth ers and sisters, the eldt. sister being the daugh ter of his father, but not of the same mother. Under New York laws this lad v would have had an equal share with the others had he died intes tate, la this State she would be excluded from ny share in the estate. Thus arose a contest be tween the heirs. By Mr. Tingue's removing his borne from New York to Connecticut he thereby altered the meaning of the term "heirs."' There was a possibility of a lengthy legal con test, but the heirs have finally compromised the matter and have allowed the claims of the elder sister exactly as the terms of the will indicated. The ouestion thus remains undecided, and prob ably lor half a century more the same question will not arise. The Rescuing Party at Nanticoke. Wilkem:arre, Fa., Jan. 16. The rescuing party at work o i the slope ot one of the Nanticoke mines of the Susquehanna Coal Company had, up to an early hour this morning, worked their way through over 3.C00 feet of sand, culm and rocks, and are now hourly expecting to reach the fatal chamber. Yesterday practical miners were doing much toward aiding the rescuers, and they do not hesitate to say that, from the present indica tions, the men are all buried beneath tho sand. When they reach the faul spot this may prove true. It may yet take several days before any of the bodies can be recovered. Delicate diseases of either sex. however in duced, radically cured. Address, with 10 cent in stamp for book, "World'a Dispensary OUR CABLE LETTER Emperor William, of Prussia, h Cotgrata- i 1 TT ' TT T 1 TT . I il uu. vpn ms inproYw 1101:1a. - Exciting Debate in the Landtag Upon the F.xpulsion of Pole Egyptian Affairs , Assuming si Serious Shape- Home Rule for Ireland. Er.ELiN, Jan. 16. Although the Eniperor, in his speech at the opening of the Landtag, on Thurs day, snnounced a budget difficult and a gloomy outlook for trade throughout Germany, all tbe newspapers congratulate him on the improved state of his health, which, they say, promises a prolonged reign for His Majesty, and outweighs the consideration of everything else. The first exciting question to come bo fore the Landtag will be the interpellation of the subject of the recent expulsion of Foles from the Eastern Frovinces of Prussia. This interpellation is iden tical with the one which recently created a lively scene in the Reichstag. Price Bismarck, on that occasion, refused the answer, but softened his re fusal with the remark that he would not shrink from an inquiry into the subject in the proper place, namelv, the Landtag. Herr Winthorst, the leader of the Catholic party, in the columns of the Germania, exhorts the members of the Center to greater effort at the opening of the session for the purpose ot discuss ing several important motions. In the Reichstag fourjmotions have been tabled by the Poles, Social Iemocrats, Clericals and Lib erals, demanding a humane and righteous policy toward foreigners and Foles working in Frus sia. It is ciaimed by members of the above named parties that the expelled Poles were not foreigners, but Prussian subjects. During the debate which ensued Herr Liebnock. Socfal Democrat, denounced the policy of expulsion by brute force, and declared that It proved that Germany was still under the influence of barba rism. Herr Moller, Liberal, compared the exclusion of foreign wares under a protective tariff, and the forcible expulsion of foreign workmen, with the policy pursued by other countries which were seeking "to promote industries with foreign nations. Herr Wiudthorst arguud that the ex pulsions were ordered becauie the victims were Catholics. The discussion, however, was result less, owing to the absence of the ministers. Herr Windthorst has announced h's intention of dividing the Landtag on the quesiion of expul sions. The Czar's ukase ordering the expulsion from Russia of all Prussians not nationalized will aflect 10,fjoo persons, employes and workingmen. The employes are allowed ei'ht months in which to quit Russia, the workmen six mouths, and the peasants six weeks. The Germania states that the Pope, in his recent letter to the German Bishops, advised moderation in the discussion of politico-religious questions, and co-operation to obtain a settlement of the question of the education of the clergy. Other journals charge the Government with the inten tion to submit to the Reichstag a bill for the regulation of seminaries for the education of the clergy, which would be acceptable to the Vatican, indicating the end of the kultrrkampf. The Diet of Saxonv has rejected a motion bv Herr Bebel asking the State to contribute 8.000,000 marks for the expenses of primary education now falling upon the communities. THE EGYPTIAN DIFFICULTY. Affairs Have Assumed a Serious State Owing; to Turkish Intrigues. Cxir.o, Jan. 1C Mouktar Pasha, the Turkish Commissioner in Egypt, is sick. His illness is supposed to be "political illness" to gain time and to afford an excuse for not taking part in any deliberations with Sir Henry Drummon Wolff, the British Commissioner, respecting a settlement of the Egyptian difficulty. There is no doubt affairs have assumed a serious state owing to Turkish in trigues, as General Stephenson, commander of the British troops in Egypt, who recently assumed offensive positions against the rebels, has sud denly returned to Cairo and is now holding a con sultation wun tue untisn omciais here. IRISH HOME RULE. Liberals Warned That They Must Grapple at Once With the Irish Difficulty. London, Jan. 16. The Times this morning recognizes that the Irish question must receive the immediate attention of the new Parliament. In a spirited leading article it urges the necessity of the Conservative party at ouce facing the is sue. It says the Conservatives can not shrink or postpone its action. 11 tney attempt to remain in onice without matiug a vigoroua-effort to grap ple with the Irish difticuity, it will result in their prompt ana unequivocal condemnation. 1 111 versal scorn will be their portion if they give their opponents a chance to overthrow them without staking their existence on a bold defense of the Union. Such a course would be worse than a blunder it would be a crime. The Gov ernment should not hesitate to challenge the ver diet of the House of Commons on the question of home rule. It can not be doubted that they would obtain an immense majority in favor of maintaining the integrity of the Empire. GENERAL FOREIGN NEWS. London New. Loxnov. Jan. 1C A banquet was given to-night iu honor of Mr. Joseph Arch. M. P.. who. is the first agricultural laborer to bo elected to Parlia ment. Mr. Chamberlain, who presided, made a speech, in which he enlarged on the Importance of agrarian reform. He emphasized the fact that Mr. Arch is a dissenter, and declared that the church of England had never given help to great popular movements. Lord George Hamilton, First Lord of the Admi ralty and a member of the Cabinet, In a seeeh at Croydon to-night, said that the Government had determined that one law should be enforced throughout the Kingdom, namely, the law of Par liament and of th'e Queen. The Loudon Chamber of Commerce has peti tioned tbe Indian GHice to facilitate the establish ing of railroad communication between Bunnah and China. Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India, promised to consult with the Indian Government on the subject, adding that the Government was well aware of the impor tance of opening up trade with Siam and China. He said it was impossible, however, to decide upon the best means to be adopted pending the complete settlement of Burmah. A New Solution of the Irish Ouestion. D111UK, Jan. 16. The Irish Times, a loyalist organ, offers a new solution to the Irish question to-day. It says that tbe outcome, of the present situation M ill be that the Lord Lieutenancy will be entirely done away with, and the functions of that office will become part of the duties of the President of the Local Government Board. This latter officer will be assisted by a Chief 8ecretarv for Ireland, who will reside at White Hall and have general charge of the administration of Irish affairs. The immediate executive duties will le performed by an officer stationed at Dub lin. The advocates of this scheme And reason for believing it possible in the fact that leaders of both parties have already abandoned the idea of creating an Irish Parliament, while it is admitted on all hands that the present mode of governing Ireland can not continue unmodified. An Invitation From the (jueen of the Hovas. I Paris, Jan. 16. A dispatch from Tamatave says that the Queen oi the Hovas has invited Ad miral Miot, commander of the French forces in Madagascar, to come to Tanaravoo. the Capital, to celebrate the ratification of Vie Eranco-Malagassy treaty. Erecting Cottages for the Poor. LiMF.p.icK, Jan. 16. The Board of Guardians of the Poor Law Union has decided to erect 800 cot tapes for the accommodatien of the poor, to cost io,000. The money will be borrowed from the Government. Will Not Resign. Losdox, Jan. 16. Sir William Hartdyke makes the announcement tbat the report that he had resigned the Chief Secretaryship for Ireland was unauthorized. Hotel lturned. Bfüne, Jan. 16. The Hotel Gemmix at Van derslay has been destroyed by fire. Treaty of Peace Ratified. Paris, Jan. 16. The treaty between France and Madagascar has been ratified. Policy of the New French Cabinet. Pari, Jan. 16. M. De Freycinet to-tfay made a declaration In the Chamber of Deputies of the policy the new Cabinet would follow. lie said that its colonial policy would be less adventure some than that of its recent predecessor. This statement was received with cheers by the Cham ber. M. De Freycinet also said: "It ia necessary to restore rood order in the administration, to hold tbe clergy to a strict execution of the duties, to restore a financial equüiUrium, to vote no new taxes. The Tonauin protectorate shauli be organized on an economic basu." , , Death ot a Celebrated Tenor. London. Jan. 16. Joseph Mass, the teasr opera singer, is dead. BASE BALL. Session of the Special Committee ot the National Leajrue Yesterday. Kew York, Jan. 16. A.;il. Sodea. of Boston : A. G. Spau'dinj , of Chicago; John B.Day, of New York, and A. Reach, of Philadelphia, as a special committee of the National Base Ball League, to day sat in this city to determine what two clubs to add to the League in place of the disbanded clubs of Buffalo or Providence, or to determine whether only six clnbs, as at present, shall con stitute tbe membership of the League. The com mittee resolved to add Washington to the roll, and the choice oithe eighth; club, from Indianapolis, Kansas City or Milwaukee, should belefettothe clubs of the league fa Chicago, Detroit and t. Louis. This conclusion was based upon the as sumption thai tue estern ciuDs in tne League are best fitted to judge which of the three cities would be the mot wise accession to the League. The committee was in .favor of Kansas City. If not decided by the committee before March 4, another session will be held and the place tilled. The following resolution, offered by A. G. pau!d- ing. was adopted without debate: "Resolved, mat tnis committee recommend to the League to so remodel the constitution as to require each club to deposit with the Presi dent of the League 5ö 0t in yearly, installments of f 1,000 each, payable during the month of March in each year, said fund to constitute a guarantee fund' for the fulfillment of the consti tutional requirements of the League, aud tbat they shall deposit bonds of 5000 each." This fund will in time bear interest and build up a large sum to be used for the benefit of the men of the League disabled in the field. The re snlt of the Western election will not be known before the expiration ot a fortnight. The Miraculous "Call" of a Boy to Preach the Gospel. Rai.ek.h, X. C, Jan. 16. A most remarkable case, which is attracting much attention in this section, has given tresh fuel to the fire of super stition. Romulus Sturdivant is an estimable citi zen residing in Wake County. He has a son named John, aged sixteen years. This boy stated to an assemblage last week that he had received direct injunction from God to preach the Gospel to all nations of the earth, and that this injunc tion had been accompanied by a declaration on the part of the Almighty that in order to further the confidence ot the people In the special call made upon him the boy would be made blind for two days and nights. In strict accordance with this divine'threat the boy was stricken blind at 11 o'clock last night and still continues in that con dition, but says he will be restored to-morrow night. He savs God also told him that if people did not believe the iniunctiou given another com mand and test would be instituted. The boy preached his first sermon last Thursday night, and last night preached again. He says that God prescribed the text, which was taken from 1. Samuel, twelfth chapter aud latter clause of second verse, "I have walked lcfore you from my childhood unto this day." The boy has been attending school. He is in good health and has the ordinary education of boys of his years. W hile preaching he appears as if asleep or in a trance, but when the benediction is announced be throws out his arms and shows evidence of re newed lite. An Incorrigible Son. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 16. When the case of W. S. Hall, charged with stealing gold watches, in connection with his pal "Dorscy," came up In the Criminal Court, defendant's counsel read an affidavit of Hall's father, asking that a reasonable bond be fixed for his son, and the case be con tinued until the next term. Hall's aged faUier stated tbat he is a minister of the Gospel at BloomfieUl, Ky.: that his son was a member of his churth in good standing, and that if his son was guilty ot the charges alleged, it was through an effort to "maintain himself in a circle which his means will not admit of. His son had heretofore borne a good character, and referred to prominent citizens of Louisville to sustain this assertion. He also stat ed that he once owned considerable property, but having sirved in the Confederate army ail had been lost, and that that he now has a wife and six children to support. Defendant's case was continued until January 21, as was also the case of Dorscy. Young Hall seems incorrigible, and manifested but little feel ing toward his father when the latter talked to him about the web in which he had entangled himself. W.S. Hall and Dorsey had been cutting abigdashin high society when their thievery was discovered and they were arrested. The Grant Monument Committee. Cuica;o, Jan. 16. The Trustees of the Grant monument fund to-day considered the numerous plans submitted for the statue in Lincoln Park. The following resolutions were adopted; Kesolved, That after a careful and faithful ex amination and consideration of the many artistic plans submitted for a memorial arch, it is the judgment of the committee that the funds at its command are insufficient to erect any appropriate and endurine structure of that nature which will be worthy of the subject or park where it should be located. Kesolved, That the Treasurer Is Instructed to collect a soon a.s possible all subscriptions made to the Grant memorial fund, aud reiort the total amount to this committee. Jtcsolved. That the eilortsof the committee be directed to' tüe selection of designs of an eques trian natiiie, and a suHabie pedestal therefor, with or without bronze work thereon, and that no contract for either statue or pedestal be en tered into until after the Treasurer has reported the amount of funds collected lor the purpose. Loss by Fire, St. Lot is, Jan. 16. A fire alarm shortly before 3 o'clock this morning summoned a large part of the Fire Department to the large four-story build ing, Nos. Zi, 25 and U" South Fourth street, which was then in flames and which was completely de stroyed, leaving nothing except the walls stand ing The first floor ami cellar of the building was occupied bv Catfarata, Sous & Co., extensive fruit dealers, and the three upper doors bvtho Texas and St. Louis Rarrow-Gauge Railroad Company. The tire started in the basement aud spread rap idly, despite the etl'orts of the firemen, to the Moors above, which poon Hell in. Mr. Caffarata places tbe loss upon his stock at $J0,000. W. C. Witter's book store and adjacent building, and his stock sutferd to the amount of several thou sand dollars. The loss to tha Texas and St. Louis Narrow-Gauge Kailroad Company and to the owner of the destroyed building is no at present known. The total los is S:ki,LXK), 15,000 of which is the loss upon the building, which was fully cov ered by insurance. Caffarata, Sons & Co. were also insured to the full amount of their loss, which is fJO.000. The loss upon Witter's book store and stock was comparatively very slight. The Colored Exodus From North Carolin'! Charlotte, Ji. C, Jan. 16. The exodus of col ored laborora from North Carolina for points west is beginning to excite some interest. Charlotte is the railroad center and it is here emigration parties are made up and the railroads meet and arrange for their transportation. Not less than 3,000 have left the State, mostly for Arkansas and Kansas. But there seems to be no further de mand for them in Kansas and they are going to California. Last night seventy were turned oer to the Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific roads for transportation to California. This batch of emi grants are bound for Los Angeles, having con tracted to work in the vineyards and hop fields of H F. Baldwin, who owns over two million acres of land. According to the agreement made with Mr. Baldwin, through his agents before leav ing here, they are to get SI- per month for the first year, vwith board and house free. Ur. Bald win advanced money to pay tneir transportation to Los Angeles, the price of each, ticket being Ki'.'.TO. Fatally Frozen In Her lied. S ranton, Pa., Jan. 16. An old woman named Walsh was frozen to death in the miserable home in which she lived in the Seventh Ward of this city, Friday night. The windows of the wretched building had been smashed."by boys and the place was exposed to the fury of the elements. The thermometer registered fourteen degrees be l"w zero, and in the intense cold the poor woman's limbs were frozeu. A rough cot, devoid of covering, served for her bed, and her compan ion was another old woman, named Day, who was aroused by her cries. Mrs. Day says that the stricken woman shivered frantically, tore her scanty clothing and tumbled from her cot, her face coming in contact with the base of the stove. Mrs. Walsh was speechless several hours before death relieved her of pain. The case is a most pitiful one. Shot and Killed. Special to the Sentinel. Attica, Ind., Jan. 16. About 3 o'clock this afternoon John Rhinehart, bridge watchman on the Wabash Road, shot Henry Ludd, a laborer. The ball entered over the right eye, producing death instantly. Rhinehart was trying collect a board bill and upon refusal to pvy shot him. Iicddr was a single maa from Lafayette, SbiB. A HELP TO GOOD DIGESTION. In the Itritisu Medical Journal Dr. W; Po'oerts, of l'n'land. discusses the elTeet of Lquors, tea coffee and cocoa on digestion. All of them retard the chemical processes, but mo.-t of them stimulate the glandular activi ty and muscular contractions. Distilled spirits retard the salivary or peptic digestion but slightly when sparingly used. Wines were found to be highlj injurious to salivary digestion. On peptic digestion all w ines exert a retarding influence. They stim- uiaie tbe glandular aud muscular activity of the stomach. Effervescent wines exert the greatest amount of good with the least harm to digestion. "When one's digestion is out ol order everything goes awry, unless, as in the case of T. T. Seais, of Bellaire, O., who had Lad dysiepsia for seven years, the digestive apparatus is kept in apple-pie eating order by Warner's Tippecanoe, the best appetite pro ducer and regulator in the world. Tea, even in minute quantities, completely paralv.es the ac tion of the saliva. The tan nin in strong tea is injurious. "Weak tea should be used, if at all. btrong coffee and cocoa arejalso injurious if used in excess. The Cosmopolitan. m TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES. The Duty of the People at the Next Elec tion, ICommunicated. The experience of the past year has dem onstrated the necessity of the people giving due attention to a proper selection of men for Township Trustees for the next two years. Out of the eleven hundred Trustees in the State only a few have proved them selves dishonest. The few who issued fraud ulent warrants demonstrated the weakness of the law regulating their official action, and the losses resulting from their dishonest deal ings haye aroused the people to a determina tion to secure a change in the law. It is my intention to point out a caus3 of much greater loss to. the people, not result, ing from a deficiency in the law, but in the failure of the voters to act upon the well established principle of selecting men, quali fied , by training or experience to discharge the duties of the office. In our individual affairs each man is anx ious to secure the lest and most efficient service possible for the money expended. No sensible man employs a quack in preference to a good physician, yet a quack is simply an untrained, inexperi enced doctor. Nor will he employ a poor ' lawyer when a good one can be had for the same fee. Xo successful business man entrusts his affairs with an inexperi enced clerk or agent. The employment of experienced men for superintendents is the uniform practice in all our individual busi ness. If this be the only safe rule in our private business, is it not equally so in our public affairs? It we desire our public business managed with skill and judgment, we must act on this sound princf pie aud select only such men as have been qualified, for the work, by train ing or experience. We never make the mistake of selecting a merchant or farmer for the office of judge in our courts, no matter how scholarly, honest or wise, for the simple reason that men of these classes are not sufficiently versed in the laws which a judge is elected to administer. We select all our judges from the one class whose business trains and qualifies its mem bers to discharge the responsibilities of the office. Shall we be less wise in selecting men for the responsible duties of Township Trustee? It is admitted that the efficiency of our schools is a matter of the greatest import ance. The law gives Trustees general supervision of the schools of their respective corpora tions. A little reflection upon the extent of their powers and duties will enable us to comprehend the necessity for electing men who are specially qualified by training or ex perience to do tiie work of the office well. 1. They must select and employ teachers, and should therefore be able to judge of the kind of work they do in the school room. Without experience in teaching they can be but poorly qualified to judge of the merits of teachers. 2. As members of the Board of E Jucatiou they are required to select text-books, whic h no one is prepared to do unless he be thor oughly versed in the science and practice of teaching, ami possesses a know.' edge of the subjects taught. ö. ihey must also irame and adopt a course of study for the schools of the county, which should be done by the beöt and ablest educators. 4. They must select school ground and build school-houses, requiring a knovrle ltre of the best methods of lighting and ventilat ing the rooms as well as. good judgment in the location of well and out-houses. Xhey are required also to select and pur chase necessary school furniture and appa ratus, yet without experience or training they can know . very little of what is neces sary, and less of its real value. Experience has proved how little the average Trustee knows of what is necessary in a school room, and the people have been taxed enor mous sums to pay for worthless apparatus, while the teachers and children are in need of important things which Trustees consider of little importance. The writer knows that i one of the smaller counties of this State the4Truslees, though honest men and of average intelli gence, who have done as well as could be ex pected, are, and have been almost invariably farmers or merchants, who never taught school a day nor did they ever do anything to fit them for the office. Some of them are poorly educated, and perform its simplest duties with trouble. They sought the office for the money and honors, with the popu lar notion that anybody can perform the duties of Trustee. Within the past eight yeajs there has been expended in that county about four thousand dollars oh five kinds of articles that were al most useless, yet the schools lack many necessary articles. Many have no diction aries, and not a school in the county has a cyclopedia. Not less than five thousand dol lars have been thrown away for useless ap paratus,' and much more wasted on third class teachers, when a little advance ia wages would have secured the services of good teachers. I am informed that the custom of electing inexperienced men prevails in the other counties of the State with similar results. Thousands of dollars wasted, and the schools weakened, because of inexperienced trustees. Prominent men have pointed out this cause of wasteful expenditure of money, as well as its effect in weakening our schools. Ex Superintendent John M. Bloss recently ex pressed the opinion that "more money has been wasted than was ever stolen," aud if every county in the State has fared like this one, there has been from four to eight thou sand dollars wasted to everv one stolen. Another leading educator says want of special knowledge on the "That part of such officers is the chief weakness of our com mon schools." Another says: "If any good results are to be achieved In connection with our school work, it must be by leaving the practical management of schools to men of experience in that line of business." These words of wisdom from our ablest thinkers poiat clearly to the cause and the remedy. The cause of the principal weak ness in our schools, and of a lavish waste of the people's money, is found to be the inex perience of Trustees in the management of schools, in their lack of special knowledge of their needs and requirements. The remedy is plain, and political parties should not fail to place men on their tickets whose fitness for the office of Trustee is beyond question j ?H irbosc pecUt knowledge en- ablps them to select the best teachers avail able: men who know the amount and kind of apparatus needed to supply each school; men who will strengthen the schools by em ploying good teachers only, and supplying them with all needful appliances for effi cient work, and at the same time save the hundreds of dollars usually spent for rubbish by Trustees who know no better. The political party that ignores this vital question, and nominates John, the farmer, Jacob, the merchant, or James, the lawyer, who knows as little of how to manage the schools as he does an ocean steamer, desei ves to be beaten. The success of one's party is desirable, but the success of the schools is more desirable, and very few true men will permit the politician to supersede t'jt- pat iiot, or, in other words, few true men will refuse to support the opposite candidate if such a course is necessary to place t,he schools in better hands. Trustees are essentialia school officers, and parties are not at issue oil school questions; but the people desire their schools to be as good as possible, and their money properly expended. Place the schools under the control of experienced men in school work and make better schools at much less expense. A "Citizen. January 1G, l.sso. CHICAGO SALOONS. An Order From the Chief of Police to 1'ull 1owd the Wind. Chicago, Jan. 1G. The following order was pre pared by the Chief of Police to-day and conies were sent to all the Captains this afternoon: Chicago, Jan. 16, lsil. To Captain commanding precinct: 8ik section 1. SM), Article 5i, of the Municipal code, provides that all doors opening out in any street from aloons, barrooms, or places where liquors are sold, shall be kept closed on Snndav. aud that all windows owning upon any street from such bar or room where liquors are sold, shall on Sunday be covered with blinds, shutters or curtains so as to obstruct the view from the inside of such rooms. You will see that this ordi nance is strictly enforced throughout your pre cinct on and after January 23, and promptly pros ecute all persons violating its provisions. FitEnrairK EBFK?oi.D.uera Superintendent. WhMi t'hief Ebersold was asked why he 5ad issued this order, and if it meant the inaugura tion of a positive effort to enforee the Sunday law, such as was made when Mr. Medill was Ma vor and Elmer Washburn was Superintendent of i'olice. lie begged to be excused from talking about the matter. The order could speak for it self. He had nothing to say to anybody except members of the police force. Yhen Mayor llarrlson was asked to iutepret the new order he said the law did not require the closiug up of the business of the saloons ou the days preferred, but simply that the doors should be closed and the blinds drawn, so that tnoe passing by should not be dis'urbed by people going in or out, or the confusion that might be going on within. He would see that the law was faithfully obeyed, more strictly than the 12 o'clock law. "There were be no special liberties or privileges extended to any class of saloon keepers. The cau-e of the order is attributed to the fact that a citizens movement was recently started to compel the enforcement of the State and city laws, throuuh the medium of the courts, ow iug to the alleged refusal of the authorities to do so. For several weeks the police have been clos ing the saloons at niidnieht, a late Grand Jury baving condemned the police investigation of the midnight places. The local press has asserted, however, that saloons owned by members of the Chicago City Council have beeu, in a measure, ex empt irom this order, and that when poltcemen arrested their barkeepers, the officers were repri manded and nut on other beats. The order in structing the closing of the front doors of saloons on Sunday, however has occasioned surprise, ow ing to the fact that for so long a period no attempt bad been made to enforce it. An Action for Criminal LibeL Newbi rg, Jan. 16. Nelson L. Tuck, one of the proprietors of the Tnck Brothes' Skating Rink, oa Lander street, has been arrested for malicious libel, the complainant being William II. Keefe, publisher of tbe Daily News, of this citv. Tuck was held to bail to appear before the Grand Jury. Some weeks ago Keefe tried to collect an adver tising bill of Tuck. Failing in which he g t out an attachment upon personal property in ihe rink. Throueh errors in date the attachment proved invalid, and Keefe now pines for his monev. Mnce men ne nas Deen tne objec t ot me : - i n 1 e ii mi iv oi i ui. Yesterday the rink bulletin was painte unusu ally full and bright: It contained caricatures and representations that Keefe thought outrageous, and he marched out of his oilice, close by, with knife in hand and cut the obnoxious bulletin from the hoard. These he kept as evidence in his stilt for criminal lioe). Suit to Recover Property. St. Pai l, Minn., Jan. 1. An imiortautsuit in volving the title of some valualde prooerty in Du luth has been instituted in the St. Paul courts and was taken up for trial to-day. It Is the suit of rredenck rrentiee, of Toiedo. against the St. Paul. Duluth and Northern 1'acific Railroad. The protiertv for which title is asked Is an undivided one-half in J acres of land, including a mile or more of water-front midway between Kite's l'oiiit and Minnesota l'oint, Duluth. which Mr. I'rentice claims under the beneficiary of the Indian treaty of 1.V4 between the t'hipiewa Indians and the I nited States. It takes iu tae terminal property of the two company defendants in Duiutn. and, if Mr. Ihrr.iifteo supreeds in estahHshina' his claim. it tt ill put him in possession of an undivided one half interest in the principal water front of Du luth. including the locality ot the proposed new slips at tLat ioint. How in a School-House. Special to the Sentinel. Va-h!Nc;tox, Ind., Jan. 10. Jcsiah Allen, a teacher of this county, expelled fram hi-! school ou last Wednesday Frank and Lewis Billing?, aged respectively fifteen and seventeen years. They bad violated the rules of the school by che wing tobacco in the school room. Y'ouns America, true to its instinct, would not obey orders, butje turned to school yesterday raoruin? as usual. Mr. Allen attempted to re-move one ot.them from the school room, when he was struck on the back of the head by a billy. The blow to dazed him that he did not know what im mediately followed, but when the melee was over he found" that he had also been struck in the fore head with some sharp instrument, and his assail ants were making a disorderly retreat. The eae is a serious one. The Billinjrses will be arretted on a charge of assault with intent to kill. Allen has the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Senteneed to the Penitentiary. Chicago, Jan. 16. The motion for a new trial in the case of Benjamin T. 0. Hubbard, the de faulting cashier of the First National Bank of Monmouth, came up unexpectedly before Judne Blodgett yesterday afternoon. The Court over ruled the motion and sentenced Hubbard to seven years in the Joliet Penitentiary. Hubbard took his sentence without apparent feeling aud was taken back to jail. He is to be removed to Joliet in five days. Hubbard was convicted on nearly all the counts of the indictments charging him with making false returns to the Comptroller of the Treasurer and the embezzlement of the amOUht embezzled, about 11N.000. The trial at tracted considerable attention when it was ou several weeks ago. Female Pensioner in Trouble. Nashviu e, Tenn., Jan. 16. United 'fcUtes Dep uty Marshals yesterday arrea'ed a woman named Mrs. Mary Humphrey, for defrßuding the Govern ment. For the past fifteen years Mr?. Humphreys has been drawing a pension as the surviving rela tive of a Federal soldier, notwithstanding that she doffed the weeds of widowhood over twelve years ago, and her second husband is now in Indi ana. To assist the working of the fraud she left her hrisband in Indiana and came to this state, and rented a farm near Tullahoma. Her arrest created quite a sensation In the neighborhood where she has been living. She left for Indiana iu custody of the Marshals last night. Corn and Hog Crop. Chicago, Jan. 15. The Times of this morning gives reports from nearly 500 points as to the crop of corn and hogs in the Northwest and Southwest. It appears that the yield of corn has been overesti mated and its quality ranked too high. Ohio and Indiana tarmers have sold more freely than those of other States. The bog cholera has made its appearance in every State of the corn belt, forcing hogs upon the market much more rapidly than is usual, and it is probable that the receipts at the chief packing points for the remainder ot the sea son will be less than last year. Victims of the Ice King. Petersburg, Va., Jan. 16. Henry Jones, Thomas- Johnson and Richard Brown, living in Dunwid dle county, attended a dance Thursday which was kept np until a late hour, when they started ou their way home. 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