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VOL. XX XT NO. 23.
INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1889.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
A TOUGH COUNTERFEITER.
HIS BRUSH WITH UNCLE SAM'S MEN.
Major Carter Tells of the Dayton Fight
How Jim GayoB, the Chlf Criminal,
Kicaped The Inaiaal Career
of Old 3Ua Driggs.
Maj. Carter of the government secret
eervice returned Saturday from Dayton,
O., where ha had spent several days with
rther officers in ferreting out and arrest
ing a gang of counterfeiters. The incident
rf the fight, which resulted in the
minding of one of the officers and
ono of tho counterfeiters, was pub
lished in The Sfntinel at the time, hut
Maj. Carter adds some interesting features
to it "I was never more disappointed
with an expedition in my lifo," said he.
''The very man whom we were after and
the man for whom we had been working
for mouths was the only ouo to escape. It
wa3 JimGnvon, who lias the plates from
which the spurious ten-dollar tills wero
made. He is the only man
in the world who knows where they
are, and hut for a little hard luck, and per
haps a little bad management, we would
have captured hirnby this time and would
have had the plates. Gtiyon is a desper
ado and is about as smooth as you ever
read of. He was a member of the gan?
which operated in Illinois eight years ago.
r.veryone but him was captured and sent
to the penitentiary. Tho main thing we
were after at that time was the plates,
nd finally wo induced ono of
the men under sentence to tell
us whero they wero concealed. It was
in an island in the Mississippi
liver, and along with them was 5n2,(XK in
counterfeit monev. Cut when we came to
look, for them thev were gone. Guyon
had stolen them. Ilo was then compara
tively unknown tons. We heard nothing
rf him until about a year ao, when the
bad bills began to show up once more.
IIö was engaged in making them again,
just as bo will now begin to do again
fliortly, in all probability. No gov
ernment ollicer ever saw Guyon
until a few days ago. We
then found he was iu Cincinnati, trying
to hll some of his monev. Ho had agents
workinz with him and negotiating for
pome of his money, and llnally one of
these made aa agreement to meet him at
the road house, run bv old man lriggn, in
J'ayton, and bu a large amonnt of it,
agreeing to pay him 27$ cents on the dol
lar. I rode on the train from Cincinnati
to Dayton with Guyon on Wednesday
right" lie is a man of medium
tize, with a beard which would be black
If it wero not sunburned, that reaches half
way down his waist His hair is black,
but be has a keen, gray eye. He has large
rheek'bones, but his head tapers notice
ably both toward the forehead and chin.
He is a truart one, undoubtedly, and hails
nriginallv from Arkansas; is a printer by
trade and a fine plate worker.
"Why didn't I arrest him? Well, it
was" because ' we bad made different
plans. Of courso I bitterly regret now
that I did not, for I could have done it
fasily. But, you ee, we bad arranged
fix our man to meet him at Driggs' the
next morninz, and we wreto be on hand
and make the arrest right there, with tho
money on him. Things, however, didn't
work as we expected. When wo arrived
at DriggV next morning, at tho hour
agreed upon, it so happened, unluckily,
that Guyön had gone out in the woods,
about one hundred yarda away, to
gt a portion of the money that
he had hidden thero. The rest
of it he had concealed in an old bucket in
the wood-shed. This he Rent Driggs after,
while he himself went to tho woods for
the remainder. It was just at this junc
ture that we arrived at the house. Three
rf the officers were stationed around tho
house, and Abbott and I went inside.
Just as I got to the billiard-room old
J'rigzs entered the bach door with the
bucket of money in his hando.
" 'Well, Mr. Driggs, I've come for you,'
" 'That's all right,' gaid he, smiling ta
quietly as if he was merely greeting a
neighbor. 'I know vour business.'
"He made no effort to resist, and we
handended him. His wife came in and
we arrested her, but did not handcu If her.
Then we started up stairs, supposing
Guyon was there. Abbott took one stair
way.and I tho other. But we didn't tind
cur man, of course. We found an
other woman 'Frenchy,' they called
her who, probably, was Guyon's
woman. In the meantime, how
ever, there was trouble. Mrs. Driggs,
like ourselves, thought Guyon was up
atairs. She knew he wa.i a desperate man,
and supposed the shooting wa.s about to
begin. As a consequence tho set up
screaming, and this gave warning to
Guyon, who was returning from the
woods. Abbott and I had twelve rooms to
look through up stairs, and by the time
we were through and down stairs
the other officers had discovered Guyon
and were after him. Tho firing had be
gun before we got out of the yard. Guyon
is the coolest man I ever saw, and a daisy
with the giui. He trotted along ahead of
the men. loading his pistol as he went,
and all the time was us cool as a cucum
ber. Donnella wart the only ollicer who
pot very near him, and he received a shot
in the back of the head, but w& not seri
ously hurt. Guyon was hit also, I think,
in the shoulder, but it did not eeem
to bother him much. If a man had ap
peared on the scene just then with a shot
gun he could have sold it for $000. There
was a field of corn as higti an our heads
rear by, and next to that a field of oats
with two or three email ravines in it; and
in this way Guyon escaped. We hunted
all day, but without success. In addition,
we offered a reward of 67 x) for his capture,
which brought a number of men into the
hunt, but without success.
"Gay on Jim Guyon he is called ha
eeveral aliases, among them Jim Hank
and Jim Hamilton, lie is a regular nrui
rie rat, and hau probably not slept indoors
for years. The Driggs woman told me
that he never slept in the house when he
rairie there. Sometimes when it rained
be would sleep in the wood-shed, but
generally be stayed in the woods."
Nelaon Driggs, the "old man Driggs" to
whom Maj. Carter referred, is one of the
t--st known counterfeiters in the country.
He is now seventy-nine years of age, and
has beeu in the business pretty nearly all,
his life. Ho was a prosperous young
farmer, said to be worth $100,000, and was
livmg in Brown county, Ohio, when his
crooked work was first discovered. Up to
that time he was highly respected. fMnce
then, however, he has spent a good por
tion of bis time behind the bars, yet it has
rot turned him from his crooked ways.
He has for some years been conducting a
depot for stolen horses, and, considering
tie extent of his business, it is remarkable
that he was not detected. Maj. Carter
says he has no doubt that 500 stolen horses
have been taken thero from Indiana alone.
Sam Ilivers, recently sent to the peniten
tiary from Shelbv county for counterfeit
ing, was one of Driggs' best tradesmen in
the matter of stolen horses. Driggs paid
the thieves 40 per cent, of the value ot the
animals, and then shipped them away in
This, however, was not the chief source
of Iih livelihood, which was counterfeit
ing. He was what they call a wholesale
dealer in counterfeit money. That is to
say, a manufacturer of it, like Guyon,
would sell him big amounts of it at a
time say, ten or fifteen thousand dollars'
worth, charging him probably 15 cents on
tho dollar. Then Driggs would deal out the
money in smaller quantities to what are
called middle-men of whom Sam Rivers
was an instance. The latter would retail
the mon,ey for what they could get, receiv
ing sometimes its high as (i'M cents per
dollar for it.
Driggs has been engaged in thw busi
ness for years and his road-house, known
as the United Mates hotel, on Home-avc.,
I'ayton, near the eoldiers' homo, has been
the headquarters tor counterfeiters for
years. Two or three of the government
oliicors havo been hanging about
bis place for a couple of weeks, DriggH
thinking they were counterfeiters, as they
represented themselves. Two of them
accepted Driggs' invitation, on Monday
laft, to eat a birthday diuner w ith him, it
being his seventy-ninth birthday. Not
withstanding Driggs' age, be is the father
of an eightecn-months'-old baby, which
Maj Carter rronounces"as smart as a chi p."
He h.i another Hi xteen-y tar-old daugh
ter. His wife, Gertie, is k fit companion
for him. She is a member of the famous
Madfelt family ot girls of southern Ohio,
every ono of whom married a burglar or
criminal of some nort. "Gertie" has
served a number of terms in prison. Sbo
and Driggs wero married in the Cincinnati
jail. Another of the Stadfclt girls married
Guyon, tho counterfeiter, but subse
quently deserted him for a burglar named
Sam Cole. The latter encountered Guyon
a few years a'o, and a shooting scrapo re
sulted, but Cole ran and escaped.
Driggs, bis wife and the woman
"1'renchy" were a'l taken to Cincinnati
and lodged iu jail. Tho old man will,
doubtless, get ton years, which, to him,
means a life-sentence. The capture, of
this crowd makes sixteen that havo been
arrested in the three states of Ohio, Indi
nna, and Illinois for dealing in tho coun
terfet ten-dollar bills. l'ight of them
were arrested in this state, six in Ohio
and two in Chicago.
Jim Gtiyon, however, who is the foun
tain head, is still at large, and will, doubt
less, begin his nefarious business else
SLOWLY DYING OF LEPROSY.
James Kavanaugh of New Orleans Dj I rig
or the Pread Disease.
New Oiu.eans, La., July 20. A genuino,
well-developed case of leprosy, located in
a little and isolated cottage at tho corner
of Chestnut and Llia-sts., Algiers, across
the river from New Orleans, was brought
to light to-day. The 'eper is a young man
named James Kavnnatigh, twenty-nine
years of ago. Kavanaugh was born and
reared in Algiers, and was for eleven
yearn a "teaiuster" in the employ
of Morgan's Louisiana A Texas rail
road and steamship eompani'. He was
quite popular among his associates about
railroad shops and in tho town generally.
He is an active and popular member of
Morgan steam fire company No. 'A, and is
practically cared for by the firemen at pres
ent. The disease began to bliow itself
about four years ngo in small brown upots
on the chest and neck. He called in a
prominent and well-known physician on
this side of tho river, and after a thorough
diagnosis of the caso it was pronounced
leprosy and incurable.
Fearing contagion, the members ot tho
fire company built the little red-painted
house above mentioned, and young Kava
naugh was placed there as a (loomed man.
His father and nister moved into the house
with him, and additional rooms were pro
vided for their occupancy. In a short
time tho disease began to spread until his
entire body vna covered with brown
spots, his tongue was swollen and cracked
until ho could not articulate distinctly,
nasal passages clogged, bis eyebrows and
lashes fell oil", toe-nails rotted and his en
tire body was fast becoming a mass of pu
trefaction. A purse of .".00 was made up bv the fire
men and offered to any one wlho would
cure him. One or two doctors called on
him, but he got no relief, and was finally
given up to die. Kavanaugh was seen
yesterday, and being asked how he
thought he contracted the disease
whether by inheritance or by contagion
he said his father and sister lived in the
Fame yard with him and were perfectly
healthy; that his progenitors were all a
hardy, healthy people, and that he be
lieved ho had caught the disease from a
young man who worked in the Morgan
shops several years ago and died from
supposed leprosy. Inouirv among physi
cians and citizens of Algiers, and the
man's general appearance, nettled tho fact
beyond dispute that ho is in the last
stages of the loathsome and hideous dis
ease. It is also current rumor that there aro
other cases of leprosy in and about Al
giers; in fact, the people do not seem to
feel any alarm, and taik about the disease
with as much indifference as if it was a
bad cold under discussion.
CAME TO KILL THE FAMILY,
Hut the Only One lie Succeeded In Killing
KiRKSvnxE, Mo., July 21. About three
yean ago James Sylvia and Miau Iluckulew,
daughter of a w ell-known citizen of Kirksville,
were united in marriage and removed to Keo
kuk, Is. About six months ago Mrs.
Sylvia rutnrned to her parental roof,
saying that her husband would not
support her. Yesterday she received a
telegram from Sylvia saying he would bo in
Kirksville to-dny to kill the family. He ar
rived this morning and going to his wife's
father1 house called the wife out and asked
ter: "Alii, will you return to me?" The
woman replied in the negative, whereupon
Sylvia fired at her and she fell. Thinking he
had killed her, Sylvia turned the weapon upon
himself, and cent a ball into hi brain. Jle
will die. Mrs. Sylvia vu not hurt
Hanged by m Mob,
Covington, Ga., July 22. Last night Dan
Malone, a negro, twenty-two yean of aje, at
tempted to assault a respectable woman, Mrs.
Kachael Skinner, living six rnilea from Coving
ton. Her Creams brought assistance, but the
negro escaped. Subsequently he was captured
and identified and confessed his guilt. This
morning, as he was being brought to town, he
was taken from the officers by cixty masked
men and hanged.
Another Step In the JSurke Cair.
WntriplG, Man., July 22. Burke's lawyers
will move for a writ cf habeas corpui to
morrow on behalf of the famous Cronin suspect.
Argument will be fixed for Wednesday before
tbe full court. The lawyer have been hanging
etf, doobÜe9, expecting some one to put up
money to carry oa an appeal, but none has been
WHITE HOUSE TOO SMALL
MRS. HARRISON WANTS MORE ROOM.
The Hath of Offlce-Neekere to the Kxeeative
Mansion Uaa Deprived It of All Privacy
Even the Library Has lleen In
vaded Washington News,
Washington, July 20. Tbe Star this
afternoon prints an interview with Mrs.
Harrison, which quotes her as saying that
the insufficiency of room in the white
house has become a matter of very seri
ous inconvenience. Mrs. llarriron says
that, although the household of the presi
dent is not the largebt ever domi
ciled in the official homo of the
chief magistrate, the encroachments
of official requirements of late jears upon
tho apartments used for family purposes
has reached a point where relief has be
come absolutely necessary. Even the li
brary has been taken up for ollice busi
ness, and tho cabinet-room now serves the
double purpose of public ante-room for
senators and others admitted without
cards, as well as tbe place for tbe meeting
of the president and his advisers. In
speaking of this subject, Mrs. Harrison
"We are hero for four years. I' do not
look beyond that, as many things may oc
cur in that time, but I am very anxious to
see the family of the president provided
for properly, and whilo I am here I hope
to bo able to get tho present building put
into good condition. Very few people un
derstand to what straits tho president's
family has been put at times for lack of ac
commodations. Keully, there are only
five sleeping apartments and there is no
feeling of privacy."
Mrs. Harrison says that the idea of mak
ing an extension to the executive mansion
on tho west iddo would not involve any
loss on account of the removal of the pres-f-ut
conservatories. Tho extension would
enable the president's familv to have a
private home, where tho president's wifo
might see her friends privatel).
A PLACE FOR HURLEY.
Ilia Appointment aa Third Auditor of the
Washington', July 20. Tho president
has appointed Madison M. Hurley of New
Albany, Ind., to bo third auditor of tho
treasury, vico Col. Williams, resigned.
Mr. Hurley was lormerly postmaster at
The lllonnilngton rtmaitr.
Washington, July 20. The president
has appointed Joseph II. McThee to be
postmaster at Dloomington, Ind., vico
Henry J. Festus, resigned.
Washington, July 20. William J. Ilil
igis a of Indiana, chief of the eastern
division in tho pension bureau, has been
Appointed a Timber Agent.
Washington, July 20. Kit 0. Hornady
of Indiana has been appointed a timber
agent of tho genera! land ollice.
HOUSES AT JOHNSTOWN.
Nearly Five Hundred Houses Itnllt or Con.
trnr-led For The Relief Fund.
Johnstown, Ta., July 20. Mr. P. S.
Marvin and Secy. J. B. Kremerof the flood
relief commission, wero in town to-day.
They visited tho commissary and other re
lief headquarters, aud expressed them
selves as pleased with what they saw. Mr.
Kremer says that over ? 170,000 has already
been expended in Johnstown, not includ
ing the f."00,000 now being paid out. Ho
did not give figures to show clearly where
this money had gone, but said it exceeded
$170,000. One hundred homes bad been
bought or contracted for costing. fl'iO each ;
100 costing T-07 each, and 2(H) two-story
homes to te built by Contractor Hughes
atJl'oT) each. In addition, fifty-two busi
ness htands had be?n built at a cost
of ?425 each. Tin's would make a total of
$10!,0."0. In addition some money was
spent for coffins, lumber and tho" like.
Over three-fourths of the money coining
into the hands of Oov. IJeaver direct was
for the snfierers in the Coneniaugh valley,
tho balance being for the flood sufferers of
l'ennsylvania. Mr. Kremer aid that it
was likely tho Williamsport region would
get another appropriation, as it seemed
they had not received their share.
When asked why a clear statement of
the moneys received aud expended was
not made, he said there was a difficulty in
determining as to what fund certain items
should be charged such, for instance, as
the burial of the dead. It was a question,
he said, whether the fctato had a right to
pay for that, ami until these questions
wero determined, it was not considered
proper to make a statement.
Judge Cummin only spent a short timo
at his office this morning, he being some
what indisposed, ai d Treasurer Thomp
son assisted him in his share of the work.
This was the biggest day's work yet, and
the whole iorce was kept busy until 6
o'clock. Twenty thousand three hundred
and forty-two dollars were paid out during
Only two bodies wero taken to the
The Hrhool Hook Ring at Work.
Van Antwekp, Bragg Sc Co. are load
ing tho mails with circulars addressed to
school officials offering their publications,
as they say, "at the lowest retail prices at
which school books are furnished to any
state, city or schools, by contract or
otherwise." The figures thev give, how
ever, are away above the prices fixed by
the contract recently awarded in this
state. Hero is a comparison between the
reduced ring prices and the prices fixed
by law and tho new contract:
Flut rfier..... 17c 10r
tcond ii-der ,1ic I.Vj
Third Rder... . 42c 2V;
Fourth Header Mo j w
Fifth Reader 17n 40e
Elementary Arithmetic avi ?fc
Common Arithmetic KSo 45o
. r.lementary Ger(rrapay. Mo 3ic
Common Geography. Jl.30 75o
School officials or others who order
books from Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co..
as solicited to do in theso circulars, will
not only lend themselves to an imposition
upon the people, but will assume finan
cial responsibility which will prove em
harassing, and will also expose themselves
to the penalty for violating the law,
The Jlrr. Mr. Henkln Peed.
Newabk, N. J., July 23. The Rev. E. D.
Eankin, one of the best known tresbyteriaa
minister in tbe country, died of heart trouble
thii erenlne at the age of aeventy. He was a
graduate of Harvard.
SUFFERING IN THE NORTHWEST.
Farmers Along- the Canadian ttorder Starv
ing Crop a Total Failure.
Crafton, Dak., July 20. Crops in the
Canadian northwest and along tho Dakota
line are in bad shape. Farmers are almost
destitute, and some instances are reported
where they are subsisting on field mice
and gophers. In the Canadian northwest
proper the crops aro nil. A party of emi
grants from the Soures country was met
Thursday on the boundary line. They
had traveled U00 miles through a well-settled
country on the Canadian side without
seeing a fair crop, and sav a great many
settlers are leaving their land. Some fam
ilies looked famine-6tricken and bad eaten
nothing but potatoes and turnips for
some months. They were afflicted with
scurvy. At one place northwest from
Turtle mountain a family of Knglish emi
grants, who were traveling back to tho
mountains, hod killed and Mere eating a
young colt. The suffering in that region
will be awfnl, as those who have means
will leave in such numbers as to depopu
late that section.
RUN INTO A DRAW BRIDGE.
A Fatat Steamboat Arcldent Near Savan
nah, fia. Two Women Killed.
Savannah, Ga., July 20. The steamer
St. Nicholas, with fiOO colored excur
sion ists on board, ran into a
closed draw-bridpe over St. Augu
stine creek, four miles south of
Savannah, at 0 o'clock to-night, demolish
ing the forward part of the steamer,
killing two women and injuring
twenty-eight men and women, some
of whom will dio. Capt F. C.
Boullneau, who commanded the steamer,
said the engines were reversed and wero
backing when the crash came. The forward
decks were crowded. The upper deck was
carried away aud the pilot house and hur
ricane deck crashed down on the mass of
people, burving them under its weight.
Ono of tho dead was a colored cook and
tho other was an unknown young woman.
KILRAIN WAS DRUGGED.
A Well Known Neirnpnper Man Claims To
Know of tbe I'lot.
New Yokk, July 20, A letter received
from a well known newspaper man puts
a new aspect on tho result of tho battle
between Sullivan and Kilrain. Tho
Troni information I haro received and from
invcfttigntioue I hare made, I am confident
thnt Kilrain ws "doed" prior to his buttle
with John I Sullivan, and later I will have
the iisniei of the parties who con
rooted the plot. The "biminena" was
done at nienhurg on Sunday, on the
eve of the fight. Kilrain wns piven Indian
hemp, mixed in Jelly, and the eileet of the
drug did their work steadily with the ait
ance of the torrid sun. One of the parties who
put up the ring with Denny A. Duller hss the
eccrct, and it i rnoro than probable he ill ex
pose the idol.
HIS WIFE FOLLOWED HIM.
An F.loplng II unhand and Ilia Charmer Ar
retted la Omaha, Neb.
Omaha, Neb., July 20. A wealthy boot
and shoo dealer named Georgo C, Hägen,
doing business in Chieago and Newcas
tle, Pa., was arrested yesterday while
attempting to rash a one thousand two
hundred-dollar draft. llagen came hero
from Chicago Thursday night accompanied
by Kachael Voghan, a pretty eighteen
vear old girl, w ith whom he bal eloped.
The girl was also arrested.
Hagen's wife lived in New Castle and
after he ran away with Miss Voghan she
traced him to Chicago, where he v as run
ning a candy storo. On his wife's arrival
at Chicago Ilagen lied here and it was on
a telegram from Chicago ollicers that ho
THE STILL EXPLODED.
A Jeraey City Chemical Works Demolished
Jr.HSEV Citv, N. J., July 20. A still ex
ploded in Dodge & Olcott's chemical
works, at tho corner of Michigan and
Washington-fits., this afternoon. Tho
three-story brick building, 100 by 2." feet,
with a large stock of essential oils and
valuablo drugs, was destroyed. Tho
building occupied by Ames &, Co.'s spike
works, across Washington-st., was slightly
scorched. Dodge & Olcott are a weif
known drug firm, with offices on William
st.. New York City. Their loss is esti
mated at Jl 20,000 on building nnd machin
ery and ?200,000 on essential oils and
BURNED AT SEA.
The Steamer I.oreno D. Ilster Narrow
F.wenpe of Passengers and Crew.
New DF.nroRD, Mass., July 22. The whaling
schooner Franklin arrived at New Bedford this
morning with the crew of the steamer Lorenzo
I). Raker, from Point Antonio, Jamaica, for
Boston, with fruiL The steamer was burned
at sea. The steamer left Antonio July 10, with
six cabin passengers, nineteen oflicers and
crew and two Bailors who were working their
passage. On July 15 fire was discovered in the
engine-rooms and was soon beyond control, as
the pumps could not be worked. The boats
were lowered, and all on board escaped from
the burning vessel except two firemen who
were drowned while swimming to the small
boats. During the following forenoon the sur
vivors were picked np by the Franklin aud
brought to this port. The steamer waa burned
to the water's cdee.
Hied To Death.
LonsviLLE, Ky., July 22. Mrs. Ellen Bob
erts bled to death here to-day in a singular
manner. A few days ago a small sore appeared
on her knee and grew rapidly larger. Her
health continued good, however, and little at
tention was paid to it. At 3 o'clock this morn
ing she was awakened by a severe pain and
found blood pouring from the sore. Her hus
band hastened for a physician, but before he
could return death had resulted.
Will Sell 1'roctor Knott.
LorisviLLE, Ky., July 22. It is reported
from Chicago that Sam Brjant, the well-known
turfman, will sell his interest in Proctor Knott
and Come-to-Taw to his partner George tfcog
pan. Bryant will at the same time sell out all
his race horses. Next year he will again come
npon the turf and with an entirely new stable.
The sale is to take place after the Saratoga
meeting. Knott'a next race will be in the
Omnibus stakes, in which he will meet Halrator.
Two Children Iturned to Death.
COLCMBrs, O., July 22. Tommy and Agnes
Williams, aged five and three, were bnraed to
death by .the e tplosion of a coal-oil can last
night. Thetnotöer had left the house a few
minutes on an errand, daring which the boy se
cared the oil can, placed it iu the middle of the
floor, and then secured some matches and set
the oil on fire.
Nearly Stung to Death, Ete.
SnELBTViLLE, July 22. Ppecial. George
Johnson, a farmer, upset a bee-hive with his
reaper to-day, and bis horses and himself were
terribly stung; Johnton'i condition is critical
Ora Walker, a fourteen-year-old son of Tay
lor Walker, living ten miles south of here, was
accidentally drowned while bathing hut Light.
THE CONSTITUTION READY.
WILL BE CONSIDERED THIS WEEK.
North Oakota's Laws aa i State Prepared
and Awaiting the Sanction of the
Convention Now In Session Com
piled I5y Able Lawyers.
Bismarck. Dak.. July 21. The constitu
tional convention ha been given a genuine
surprise by the presentation of a complete con
stitution, which will be considered during the
present week. This constitution is said to have
been prepared with great care and after
consultation with some of the ablest constitu
tional lawyers in the Union. In many respects
it is identical with articles already introduced
in the convention. It is a compilation of the
best provisions of the constitutions of the
different itates and the United States fitted to
With regard to taxation, it has no ppeciCo
provisions, embodying in it the Wisconsin con
stitutional provision on this subject, which
provides that the rule of taxation shall be uni
form upon property made subject to taxation
by the legislature, leaving the power of regu
lating the method of taxation with the legisla
ture. It also provides thnt tho property of
non-residents shall not be taxed at a bisher
rate than that of residents; gives the legisla
ture the power to fix the passenger and
freight rates on railroads and transpor
tation companies, the rates to be reasonable
and the courts to decide what are reasonable
rates; it prohibits the loaning of the credit of
the state to any association or corporation;
vests the judicial power iu a court of impeach
ment consisting of tho senate, a supreme court,
district court, county courts and justices of the
peace thus providing for the establishment of
county courts; limits the number of judees of
the supreme court to three, which may he in
crcamd öfter five years. It provides ogainst
The house of representatives fhall consist of
not less than seventy-live nor more than 120
members, and the senate not less than one
third nor more than one-hnlf of the si.e of
of the bouse. I'.ach orgnni.ed county (.hull be
entitled to at least one ne-nibcr of the house.
The senators arc divided into two classes one
to be elected for two years, and tho other for
four. It provides for biennial sessions of the
the legislnture, not exceeding ninety days, to
convene on the first Tuesday in January ni ter
the election. Two-thirds of the members elect
may override the veto power; the governor
fdiull either approve or return a bill within five
day from the time of its delivery to him, and
shall have ten days after udiourninent within
which to n pprove or reject, hi case of objec
tion, lie shall file the same with the secretary
of state within the time specified.
It is against minority representation, provid
ing for flections, by a plurality vote. It gives
the legislature full power to regulate liquor
licenses. Any conl Innds which the state may
acquire In the congressional grant shall never
be sold, but niny be based. The school fund
shall be invested In V. !. bonds, bonds of th
Mate or first mortgage securities of the state at
not more than half the value of the land.
The school fund shall be considered a trust
fund, the interest to he used for the school, nnd
in case of loss of any any part of tho priucipal,
the sttte must make it good.
It prohibits tho passage of special laws. The
property of the wife before marringe and what
she may acquire, during marriage shall be ex
empt from execution ou claims susinst the hus
band. It directs the legislature to pass libernl
homestead laws; prohibits foreign corporations
from transacting business in the täte until they
appoint nn fluent in the state who shall be
subject to process by Jaw; provides that
no foreigner shall vote until two years
nfter he has declared his intention to become a
citien, and that the reading of the declaration
of independence with facility shall be con
sidered a tost of the Qualification of a voter.
No act of the legislature shall take eflce with
in sixty days after adjournment, unless
specially provided in the preamble or body ot
This constitution will furnish'an abundance
of material for discussion, and those who have
read it predict that it will be adopted with
very few changes.
TROUBLE ON THE OHIO.
A Collision Iletween the Stenmhoat and
Itallroad Men at Ntenhenvllle.
STF.rBF.NViM.K, O., July 22. At has been
anticipated for the past week, the Pan-Handle
railroad company and the Ohio river steamboat
meu collided this morning. The railroad com
pany recently received permission from the
secretary of war to close up the channel of the
river at the Pteubenville bridge for the purpose
of replacing the channel span. The river men
appealed in vain to the secretary of war to
have the permit revoked. When a coal licet
arrived at the bridge this morning they found
the channel almost entirely filled with heavy
piles arranged in bents. There was a short
consultation, and without advising the
men at work in the channel of the inte ntion,
the coal-boat Advance, with tiiree barges
abreast, came at full speed upon the pile bents
breaking down twenty-five of them, breaking
the pile driver barge loose from its moorings
and badly damaging it. The men on the barge
had a narrrow escape from being drawn under
the tow and the work was immediately sus
pended. Jlardlj had they time to recover
from their escape when another boat, the Pa
cific, came down by the same route and took
away thirty-five more of the piles, leaving over
half the channel clear for the following boats.
Immediately after this the railroad company
ordered the construction of large apron piers
above the bridge, which will effectually close
the channel for boats. Hoth riilroad and
fteamboat men are equally determined to en
force their rights in the premises, and the out
come will create intense interest along the
Ohio and among river men generally, as the
serious trouble threatened will demt.nd the in
terference of tho government to settle whether
the railroad has the right to impede river nav
igation that its own trains may run uninter
ruptedly. It Would he Infamous.
N. V. World.
Judge Woods has prostituted the judicial
power now in his hands to protect inciters of
bribery and corrupters of the suffrage because
the rascals were of his own party. No other
construction can be put upon his extraordinary
course in reversing his own ruling. In his
original charge to the grand jury with the
Dudley letter in view, Judee Woods said the
law "makes any one guilty who counsels
bribery" that "it is a crime to alvit another to
mnkf. the attempt." In his second charge, made
a few weeks later, and after, as he admitted,
hearing from Washington, Judge Woods
charged that ''it results, of course, that the
mere sending by one to another of a letter or
document containing advice to brilx a roter, or
Betting forth a trheme of bribery, however bold
and reprehensible, it not indictable."
To promote to the supreme court the author
of this shameless stultification done to protect
the rascals who carried Indiana for Harrison
by organized bribery and corruption would be
the most infamous use of the appointing power
ever made in this country.
An Opposition IMcntc.
CHICAGO. July 22. The friends of Dr. Cro
nin last night determined to hold a picnio at
Cheltenham on Aug. 15. This waa decided
upon at a large meeting of well-known Irish
American citizens at the Grand Tacifie hotel.
The demonstration will be in opposition to the
picnic to be held in Ogden's grove on the same
day. The latter afTair is under control of a
committee composed almost entirely of men
whose antagonism to Dr. Cronin and friendship
to the "triangle" element are well known.
Knocked Out With a Chatr.
EvajtSTCtXE, July 22. Special. Angnst
Thiele, a member of a prominent business firm,
was a witness dnnng the trial of a easa in
Justice Mieble'a court to-day. lie beeama in
censed at a statement made by Maj. J. G,
Winfrey, a prominent attorney, and called
him a liar. Winfrey turned, quick as a Hash,
and knocked Thiele down with a chair. The
Earties soon came together, but were separated
y officers. They will probably be fined to
morrow foreoutempt of courL
FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION.
Two Men Killed and Several Injured at
Washington C. II., O.
Washington C. II., O., July 1?. A terrible
boiler explosion occured here at 5:30 o'clock
this evening. A portable saw-mill engine of
twenty-four-horse power was pumping out
water from wells for the new water-works in
process of construction. Suddenly the boiler
went to pieces, with a terrible report. The dead
and injured are ns follows: Dead
FUI.D W. WOBllKIJj, engineer, torn all to
NATHANIEL TAYLOR of Idoomingburg,
John Taylor, colored, badiy hart, both legs
am McCleas, bruised badly.
Dan Hopkins, colored, bruised and scalded
Ciiari.es Robinson, bruised slightly.
(JF.OTUiE Rowe, arm injured badly.
James Harvkr, side bruined badly.
William Lemott, Ilridgeport, 111.. l v
stander, head and ankle, badly.
John P. Morton, contractor for construc
tion of water-works, very seriously injured.
He was hurled with great force several yard
against a tree. lie rprang to his feet and helped
others till he fell and became unconscious, in
which condition be remained at S o'clock to
nk'hL The boiler was hurled through a forest for
150 yards and tbe fire-box waa suit 100 yards in
the other direction. C'au.-e, an over-heated
boiler, low water and an inexperienced en
gineer, Fred Worrell, who lost his life in the
LYNCHED BY COWBOYS.
A Plan and Woman, Thought to Have
Ileen Cnttle Thieves, Hung.
Cheyenne, W. T., July 22. A telegram re
ceived to-day announces the lynching at
Sweet Water of Jim Avcrill and a
woman who lived with him as his wife.
Avenll was postmaster at Swe'et Water,
which consists chiefly of a station contiguous
to a number of ranches. Avarill drifted into
the Sweet Water country four years ago and at
once took up government claims. He was soon
joined by a woman, who took tip a claim ad
joining the town of Cart well. Roth were recog
nized as hard citizens. The woman was one of the
most daring riders in the country. She rode,
man fashion, the most vicious brutes, and in
roping cattle could take her idace with the
average cowboy. For a long time both have
been under suspicion as cattle rustlers. They
have rapidly accumulated a herd, and
as they :ame to the country without any
thing, it ii regarded ai evidence against them.
This rear they turned loose twenty-five frcahly
branded yearling calves w hich completely sat
isfied the stork men thnt th:-y were maverick
ing. which particular act led to the lynching.
I'rooi particulars received it is known that
a small hand of masked men surrounded
their cabin last night and using a decoy, suc
ceeded in getting both to the door. They were
captured after a desperate struggle, and after
being bound, were led some distance away and
together strung up to a limb of a tree and their
bodies riddled with bullets.
A FIGHT IN THE DARK.
An I'nknown Man and a Cleveland (.) Offi
Clevflanp, O., July 21. Two prisoners, W.
A. Smith aud Richard X. Mansfield, broke from
the county jail last night, going through the
slate roof. Deputy Slieritf Joseph (ioldsoll
went to the western pnrt of the city where one
of the nun lived, and with a policeman lay in
wait for the fellows. About midnight a carriage
containing two men passed along the street.
The oflicers called to the occupants of the ve
hicle to stop, and after some talk one of them
fired a revolver at the policeman. lie and
(ioldsoll opened fire in return, a half dozen
shots being exchanged, (ioldsoll fell at the
first volley, shot through the abdomen, and the
rig was driven rapidly away. The wounded
officer was taken to the hospital, where he now
lies in a dying condition, and an hour later the
rig driven by the two men was found a mile
from the place of the shooting. In the buirgy
wns the dead body of one of the
men. He had been shot through the body. It
was at first thought the dead man was Smith,
tho younger of the prisoners, but those who
knew Smith utterly failed to identify the
corpse, and to-night the polico are still in the
dark. They think, however, that the dead man
was up to mischief, for in the buggy were found
two revolvers, a club, screw-driver and a piece
of rope. The horse, which had been stolen in
the eastern part of the city, was wounded in the
hip, and the buggy was riddled with bullets.
It is believed that the other man was also
AN OHIO TRAGEDY.
A Ilttlbsnd Murder Ilia Wife and He
I ntherand Kills Himself.
Cleyei.asp, O., July 21. A special from
Pyran, Williams county, Ohio, says: Hiram
Hoadly, jr., three years ago married Mis S.
II. Newman, daughter of a farmer living near
Fdgerton. Some unpleasantness between
him and his wife led to temporary separation,
but last September they again began to live to
gether. At the last term of the common pleas
court of Williams county Mrs. Hoadly applied
for a divorce and rdiinony, and left her
husband, returning to her father's house.
This morning Hoadly ecreted himself
near the premises of Mr. Newman,
as his wife was going out to milk the cows. He
seized her with his left hand and fired three
shots into her breast and left her for deaL Mr.
Newman heard the report of the shots
and started for Ihn barn, when he met
Hoadly, who shot the old man three
times, once through the heart, Hoad
ly then returned to where his wife
fell, found her still living, and emptied two
more chambers of his revolver one in her
forehead and the other iu her mouth and
then shot himself, dying about 11 o'clock. He
had three revolvers on his person, and, it is
thought, intended to kill the eutire Newman
LYNCHED IN A SLAUGHTER-PEN.
A Meb at Warsaw I1sdk a Negro Charged
With is Kevoltlng Crime.
Warsaw, Ind., Jnly 20. Tete Willis, a
negro prisoner in the Kosciusko county jail,
was lynched yesterday morning. Willis was
charged with having assaulted a little girl, and
attempts to string him np had been made last
week. At 2 o'clock a masked mob over
powered the jailer and dragged the negro to a
slaughter-house on the outskirts of the town,
where a noose was fixed around his neck and
the end of the rope thrown over the snatch
block. Willis was left to strangle and was
found dead by the butcher.
HER LOVER WAS A MARRIED MAN.
Finding; That She Hnd Tteen Deceived
Eva frqulres Takes Tarts Green.
BL00MINGT05, III., July IS. Special.
Eva Squires, a highly respectable young lady
of this city, attempted to commit suicide this
evening by taking a large quantity of pari
green, and her effort will probably prove su-'
cessfnl, for, althongh still alive, she is suffering
greatly and the physicians have but little hope
of saving her life. For some time past Miss
Squires has been receiving the attentions of a
man, who, it is now claimed, has been married
for some time. The discovery of this is said
to be the cause of the young lady's rash act to
day. A Foll-Orown Cyclone.
What has become of Van Antwerp, Bragg fc
Co.? Tbe Indiana atmosphere is not to full of
their circulars aa it used to be. They struck a
full-grown cyclone, or rather one struck them,
when Tite SKXTI5IL got after taem.
LONDON'S LATEST MURDER.
POLICE HOPELESSLY IN THE DARK.
As Little Prospect of Catching the Fiend
aa When the First of the Ilntchered
Women Waa round Uleedlng ia
the Street Many Arrests.
London, July 17. The woman whose body
was found in Castle alley in the White Chapel
district last night was a middle aged prostitute.
Her throat bad been cut to the spiue. When
the body was found it was lying on its back.
The clothing had been thrown up, expobing
the abdomen, which had been gashed in a hor
rible manner in several places, though the in
testines were not exposed. No part of the body
was missing. Warm blood was flowing from
the wounds when the body was discovered. A.
policeman who, with the w atchman of an ad
jacent warehouse, must have been within a few
yards of the spot where the murder took placa
when it was committed, heard no noise.
Policemen have been placed at fixed poinU
in White Chapel since the murders of this char
acter there, and since the murder preceding
that of last night officers have been stationed at
a point within a hundred yards of the scene of
the latest tragedy. An oi l clay pipe smesred
w ith blood was found alongside tbe body. It is
supposed by the police that this will furnish a
clew to the murderer, although it may have be
longed to the victim. Several arrests of sus
pectfd persons have I wen made, but they were
discharged from custody, there being no proof
on which to hold them.
It is stated that a letter was received by th
police officials before last night's murder, ,
signed 'Jack the Ripper," in which the writer
said that he was "about to resume his work."
LonlON, July 18. After holding the inquest
last nicht cn the body of the latest victim of
the White Chanel fiend, the police appear tn
be aa hope!rsly in the dark as ever, and U
bare as little prospect of catching the criminal
as when the first of the murdered women was
found bleeding in the street. This time tbe
woman's body was scarcely cold when she waa
discovered. The warm blood was flowing
from tbe gashes in her body. A policeman,
was stalking about within fifty yards of tl
snot. Lights were moving in the windows of
the adjacent tenement-houses, but the murderer
did his work so swiftly and silently that on
one heard the victim's cty. He as allowed to
escape, aud will remain unmolested until ho
gets ready to commit another butchery.
Jims far ( luef I ommissiouer Monroe a
tactics have been practically the same aa
those of Sir Charles Warren. He ha
flooded the White Chapel district with
1olice who, acting under special orders,
ept the newspapers in the dark as much aa
possible. As in the case of the previous
murder, suspected men have been dragged
into poll" stations all day long, simply because
they wore rags or had no home, and were Im
mediately let go again. Some of them were
ignorant that they did rifit even know there bad
been a murder. One effect of this policy is U
fan into fierce flame the public excitemeut. Of
false news of arrests, of wild rumors, and of
sensational theories there are no end; of o
ful facts which may lead to a clew to catch th
murderer there are hut very few.
In the matter of details this murder differs
very little from the others. It is true that there
are no such revolting mutilations, but every
thing got s to show that this is simply because
the assassin had beeu interrupted in his work,
being frightened by a drunken peddler, who
had stopped to wrangle with the policeman on
A correspondent saw the body of the victim
to-day in the mortuary. The throat was cut
in the name manner as in the case of the Der-ner-t.
woman, by plunging a knife just under
the left ear and cutting toward It he right ear
sufficiently to completely sever the windpipe.
The woman probably never had time to titter a
rry. The only other wound on tbe body was a
deep cut in the stomach, extending from tbe
waist to the pit of the abdomen. Tbe intett:nea
were not disturbed.
Not till to-nii;ht were the police able to find
out who the woman as. Her name waa Alice
MchTenr.ie, and, as in the case of Jack the Rip
per's other victims, she was one of those unfor
tunate creatures who find their living oa the
streets. The correspondent talked to two
women who saw berat 11:30 o'clock the night,
of the murder. Mie was sober then. At 12:5
o'clock, when all the public bouses were closed
by law, tho barkeeper of a "pub" situated a
Quarter of a nd)e from the scene of the runr
er says that he turned her into the streets be
cause she had been drinking some, bnt was not
actually drunk. Making her way home, the
woman turned into Commercial-si tbe exac
region where most of the other murders had
Here all traces of her was lost till the body
was found in Castle alley at 1:25 yesterday
morning. Four policemen pa:rol the vicinity
(d Castle alley, It ia considered one of the
worst places in London. The officer whoee
special duty it is to watch the alley swears that
he parsed the spot ten minutes before he foun I
the body, but there was nothing there then.
1 here are four entrances to Cattle alley. It is
about twenty-five feet wide and 401 long. At
night customers living near are allowed V
store their wagons and hand-carts there. T
IT" 1 1 r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 uvunrn, n wan iiinau iu i. iiv 'uv.-
lio bath house surround it. It is almost im
posoible that any struggle should have occured
without somebody hearing it. Only a few
yard away is a street as bread aa tbe Bowery
nnd thronged with people going from the
"pubs" and concert halls just as busy a
thoroughfare, in fact, as the Ilowery is at
midnight. An tx rremher of the metropol
itan police, w! t was standing Ulking with
a friend at the corner of Castle alley, not
more than forty yards distant, about the time
of the murder, neither saw nor hesrd any
thing. Mrs. Smith, who keeps the publie bath
bouse, says she did not go to bed till after t
o'clock. She was moving about the kitchen,
with the windows facing on tbt slley wide
o,en, and heard no noise till the olTn'r gave
the alarm. She do s not think that the body
was quite dead when it was found.
Isaac Lewis, who claims to be the first civi'iara
who saw the body after the murder, wstched hp
while the policeman went for assistance, lb!
says that the blood was still spurting from th'j
throat when the woman was found, mdlcatin-
that the heart had not ceased to beat, Thi
clothes were all crushed upou the cheft of the
body and the lees were nude. There were blcod
marks on the face and on the left thigh, as if a
band covered with blood bad been placed
there to hold the soman down. Lewis adds
that a watchman had been employed at Casüe
alley till two weeks ago to look after the wheel
barrows. When the barrows were removed the
man was di? charged. He thinks that the mur
derer knew this.
Some fifty constables selected from other dis
tricts of the metropolis last spring for special
duty in White Chapel were removed this week.
Three weeks ago the police reclved several let
ters saying that Jack the Ripper was going to
begin operations again. No attention waa raid
to them. They were signed "Jack tbe Rin
per," and indited in the same ditguised writ
ing as the letters received last spring. The
ril Mall Gautle said last nicht that a fort
niidit aeo a man called at its ofboe and said he
knew the east-end well, and that he was sure
that the butcheries there would soon begin
lie Is Driven Hack From rort-an-Frlnce
New Yokt, July 22. The captain of tee
Atlas line steamship Alene brings the bi
that on Jnly 11 Hippolyte attempted to take
Port-an-Prince. On the 13ta inst, he also msda
several assaults, bnt was repulsed each lira
with loss. Subsequently he retreated to Crolx
Ies Bouquets, a point about nine miles fr?t
Port-au-Prince, where he is now encamped.
White Caps tn Hendrteka.
PITT5K0RO, Jnly 21 ISpeciaL Last tne.it
Ed Loftua received a sever lashing from tbe
bands of a regulating committee acting rjdr
the name of "White Caps." Lofrcs Ltd been
warned to leave the county, bat failing to obey
bis tenacity was rewarded by about fiity lashes.
The regulatora used bug whips and lacert'ed
tbe body and limbs el tne fellow w a terrible