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M Vico-l'res. Jno. V. Faxon, Casliiei L $500,000. $100,000. NATONA BANK Geo. S. Bowling. Jno. w. Faxon, Vice-President. Cashier. Dr. B. W. Ussery, J. J. Garrott. Philip Lieber. G. W. Josup. Of every dtwritition d t i at the Torwcvo Leaf J. l Office in best style. HUNGRY INDIAN Sufferings of the Cluiiiewas of North l)akota As Seen and Describ3d Bishop Shanley. by Ho Chnrges the Government With Steal ing 1 1,000,01)0 Acres of Land front th. Trihu and l'utting Them on a Keserva tlim Too Small for Their Support. Many Dying for Want of Food. Philadelphia, March 18. Kight Kev. Rev. Joliu Shanley, D. D., bishop of Nortli Dakota, occupied the pulpit of the cathedral here Sunday, and told a pitiful story of the privations and sufferings of the Chippewa Indians, occupying the reservation at the extreme northern part of 1. is dioie.se. His object was to secure assistance for their relief. With that end in view he described most vividly the condition of these Indians as wit nessed by himself during the recent cold weather, when the thermometer marked 40 degrees below zero. He charged the government with having stolen 11,000, 000 acres of land this tribe possessed when Dakota territory was divided be tween the Sioux and Chippewa Indians. "Ileven million acres were stolen boldly, and not one cent paid in return for it," said his.Graeo, "and the owners sent to the northern border of the State, the coldest and bleakest spot in the country, where two townships were organized with 3,000 acres of land. This is lilled with bad timber forrests and lakes, swamps and rocks. On these 5,000 acres were put 1,8:10 Indians, who are trying to make their living. These wards oi the United States are living where 100 white men could scarcely raise enough to keep them alive.-' His Grace then described a personal visit to these townships, "where," he said. "I witnessed scenes that would have disgraced Siboria. I spent over a wei'k wnh these peopio, with the ther mometer registering 40, and sometimes 44, degrees below zero. The Indian houses are log huts, constructed by the Indians themselves, without flooring, and with sheets and quilts covering the windows and doorways. The crevices lietween the logs are filled with mud, that cracks and falls out by the summer heat and is blown out by the northern winter bhists, so that the occupants may as well be sleeping outside. In these huts it is not infrequent to lind six fam ilies living. 'Those 1,8:10 Indians cannot make their own living there. They have never been supplied with proper agricultural implements. Last spring the director of the Catholic Indian .bureau sent twenty four plows to these Indians, and with these they managed to break 800 acres of this virgin Boil. But tJbore. was. no rain, and to-day they are absolutely destitute no grain, no food, no clothing, no money. One thousand eight hun dred and thirty Christians 1.830 of (iod's children are living on the con tinent to-day on the point of starva tion. "While visiting these people I entered the house of an old Indian. There was no food in the house that day, but there wen? tears and desperation. A poor old Indian woman had a puny, sickly child in her arms. She wept for joy when she saw us. thinking God had sent relief to her children. She showed mo her child. There was not a pound of flesh on its bones. 1 am HUre that child is dead. 1 am not easily moved, used as I am to scenes of misery in large cities, but 1 could but cry on that occasion. In one coi ner of the room there was a hoy 0 years of ago, another was crying at the chimney-place, trying to warm his (shivering form, while an old Indian was 1, in clinj; by the lire-place muttering, probably vowing vengence on the white raze. "Ac another hovel a poor old man of 8,"i years of age was lying on the frozen ground, dying of consumption; no one near him but his poor old wife, who knelt over him with a rosary in her hands, praying for God to take her hus band. Night was setting in no light, no candle; no one to say a kind word to the poor old couple. And this in a Christian country, in the United States of America: the land of the free, the land of plenty. "In another hovel 1 found the child ren without clothing, gathered around the fireplace plucking out the charred sticks that they might roll in the warm ashes. "The United States appropriates $.", 000 to these Indians, about &i.M to each one. This amount is spent in Hour and fat pork, and distributed among them. The pork is sickening. I .myself would not have believed the truth of this story if I had not witnessed it. During the eighteen months previous to the 1st of January, 1800, out of 1,400 Indians, 100 died. During the month of January twenty-seven died. These deaths are al most invariably of starvation. The women are almost universally clad in one garment, a calico dress, to protect them, and let it lie said, to their credit, that not one woman was missing from the little parish church on Sunday." The reverend speaker closed by an ap peal to the congregation to extend to these poor eoplo, their unfortunate brethren, a liortion of their substance for their relief. (.rami Army in Canada. Montrkal, March 18. At a meeting held at the town hall of St, Henry, the most populous suburb of Montreal, over fifty veterans of the war of the rebellion met and resolved to form a Canadian post of the Grand Army of the Republic. Arthur Schelle, a veteran who served under Grant in all his battles, was the promoter of the post, and after many Btirring speeches were made it was re solved to form the post. The meeting ad journed until Thursday evening, when another meeting for the purpose of or ganization will U held. It is understood this is the first (rami Army jiostever organized outside of the Union. Coining SlHlW liltll'l-. Washington. March 18. The Pres ident and Mrs. Harrison on Tuesday exciting. April :. will give a state dinner to the justices of the supreme court, and an Tuesday. April they wiil give a reception in holier of the army, navy and marine corps. A wii k liter a le ception to the public will lie given. These entertainments are state affairs, which it has lieeome customary for the chief executive to give each winter before ljrnt. The boreavinnnis of the families of Secretaries Elaine and Tracy caused their postponement until after Leut this y mm-. TO BE TIRED OUT." The Boomers from the Cherokee Strip. Chicr Mayes Greatly Angered. Fort Leavenworth, Kan., March 18. Gen. Merritt has ordered six troops of cavalry to proceed to the Cherokee strip and oust the boomers there. Two troops of cavalry have been ordered from each of the three towns of Oklahoma City, Fort Keno and Fort Supply to proceed at once to Guthrie. At that point the forces will be united under the senior captain, and a concentrated movement on the settlers will be made. Lieut. Dodge, a staff officer of Gen. Merritt, was dispatched Saturday from Fort Leavenworth to the Btrip to at once make a full report by telegraph of the state of affairs. Troops at Fort Leaven worth will be put in readiness to move should the report from Lieut, Dodge make such action necessary. It was learned Sunday evening that Gen. Mer ritt has given instructions for the troops to give the settlers ample time to vacate before resorting to forcible measures. Under no circumstances will such measures be taken unless the boomers, after lieing given full 1 opportunity to vacate, refuse to leave. In any "case, the movement on the boomers will not be hasty. A day or two will probably elapse after the arrival of the troops at Guthrie before the march to the strip is taken up. Prairie 11 re in the Strip. Arkansas City, Kan., March 18. The disappointed and deluded boomers con tinue to arrive on every train from the Cherokee strip, lie ports from Caldwell and lluimewell state that there has been little excitement beyond the advent of a few belated settlers who had not heard of the president's proclamation. Ira Burnett, a large cattle owner, near here has returned from a trip over his range and reports that no cattle have been killed by tire, or Hie boomers, lie estimates the number i of acres burned over to be at least 100,000, but thinks that enough glass remains to feed the cattle until new grass sprouts. Burnett reports that the colonists are on their way out of the strip ill great numbers and expressed the opinion that but few would be left for the, military to dis place, j Lieut. Dodge, of G-eti. Merritt's staff, who arrived here Sunday, said he thought most, of the boomers now lo cated upon the strip would vaoate vol untarily when they le irnod the consid eration of affairs. The troops will prob ably be located in the southern part of the strip wheie they can make eifective patrol. New Tohu Organized. Willow Springs, I.JT., March IS. Neither the president's proclamation nor the order for troops to ,oust tlie boomers has yet been received lwre. Consequent ly the boomers arc still arriving in their prairie schooners. Some are returning to Kansas and Oklahoma, but for every one that leaves there is another to take his plsice. Many town-site boomers are here, and considerable of a town has been laid off and surveyed. A large tent has been erected where the boomers held a meet ing this afternoon and organized in the town of Willow Springs. The street are to be laid off to-morrow, and town lots are to be so secured by lottery. The female lioome.rs were accorded the priv- elege of making lirst and second choice of corner lots. A large lumber yard ia to lie erected, and building will begin at once. Leaving the Forbidden Territory. Gl'TiliUE. I. T.. March 18. The presi dent's proclamation, ordering all settlors on the Cherokee strip to vacate, is al ready having the desired effect. This, together with the orders received by Gen. Merritt, at Fort Leavenworth, to use troops if necessary to eject the boomers, has already caused considera ble of an exodus from the forbidden ter ritory. Ali day long the trains wore loaded down with boomers leaving the strip. A large number of them went to Arkan sas City, and about 100 came to this point. Many jioor people who flocked to the Cherokee strip under the wrong impression that it was open to settle ment have not the means to return and will remain thcro until the troops escort them out. Chief Mayes Want, the "Sooner." Shot. Washington, March 18. Joel B. Mayes, princial chief of the Cherokee nation, is in the city, having come on here for the purpose of protesting against the government taking the Cherokee strip. The news of the occupation of the strip by boomers has angered him, and he very forcibly expressed his opiniou that some of them should be shot down. It would teach the others to reepect peo ple's rights, he said. He expressed his pleasure at the president's proclamation, and his hope that the boomers would be all cleaned out. Industrial Voom in Kentucky. Louisville, Ky., March 1 8. Talking about the industrial boom in Kentucky, a Louisville business man says: "A year ago Cumberland Gap was a corn field. To-day it is a town with about .1,000 population, caused by the comple tion of railroads to the coal and tinnier fields. Winchester six years ago had 2,000, now it has about 8,000. and the new railroads about to ojien will give it several thousand in the next year. It is a rich agricultural country, and the town is the gateway to the mountains, supplving all the lumber and mining towns up the Kentucky river valley. In three years it has been lighted by electricity and lias become a strong manufacturing point. An electric street car line is under contract, and also a tine hotel, to cost $100,000. It has three banks with a banking capital of nearly 1,000,000, hemp factories and large to bacco interests. Ali.iini in Samoa. San Francisco, Cal.. March 18. Ad vices to The Chronicle from Apia report everything quiet in the Satnoan Islands. King Malietoa has not yet formed a per manent government, preferring to wait until the arrival of the chief justice pro vided for in the Berlin treaty. The wrecks of the Trenton and Van dalia are injuring the harbor, the tidal current) lieing diverted at times from their natural course and driven with force against the shore. Southern Iron no flood Tor Steel. Pittsburg, March 18. Mr. Lrishman, of Carnegie S Company, says that the 2.000 tons of Bessemer pig iron ordered by the firm from Alalama, prove to be un fit for the making of steel. It contains too much phosphorus and sulphur. The tirm will order iu more southern iron and Mr. i-eishmun says the southern ores will never lie shipped to this district on ant uxtiMikive scale. o the Number of a Quarter of a Million Now on a Strike. England's Industries on Verge of Paralysis the By Great Labor Disturbance Liver pool Docker. Becoming Boisterous. Forty-Three Victims of the Glamorgan shire Mln. Disaster Recovered Other Foreign New.. London, March 18. Just as Kaiser Wilhelm'a unique laboi conference opens at Berlin to attempt a settlement of ques tions affecting the work and wages of miners, one of the greatest mining strikes on record opens in England. The coincidence indicates at least that the English mine laborers have no faith in the outcome of the international confab, and do not care enough about it to even wait for the conclusion of the delibera tions. And in this attitude, it must lie said, the humble miner is for once in line with the most experienced business man and most eminent thinker. For no one lias yet been found anywhere out side of the German emperor's entourage who believes that any practical result will be reached by the conference. While the delegates of the great pow ers are talking about the needs of the miners and tlie rights of the mine own ers, a quarter of a million miners in En land will be making a physical instead of a mental attempt to arrive at a solu tion of the question. At present the odds in favor of a tangible result lieing attained are largely on the side ot the doers, as against the talkers. The strikers say they have funds to support them in idleness four weeks if necessary. There is no doubt that they can stay out at least two weeks, and this will probably suilice to bring about a concession of their demands. The large manufac tories cannot afford to shut down for lack of coal. If the English mines can not furnish the regular supply the Bel gian ami U or man mines can, anil when the British mine owner finds his custom ers supplying themselves from abroad lie will bo compelled to make terms with Ins men or sustain lrretrie value loss. This is what the miners rely on, and experience justities their belief, for it has always been the case that with a rising market for coal the English miner could force the mine owner toadinit him to an increased share of the profits of the business. The strike Mill, it is thought, lie of short duration. Even a short stoppage of operations will cause a serious derangement of industries. If the strike lasts even one week scores ot factories will have to bt shut down. throwing many thousands of persons out of work. Prices of coal ore advanc ing rapidly. 1 he strike of the miners has created a scarcity of coal. Several lmcashiro mills have been compelled to shut down because of lack of coal. Others are run ning on short time. The attitude of the striking miners varies according to the manner in which their demands are met by the masters. Liverpool Dockers. The dockers on strike at Liverpool are becoming boisterous. Though saloons within the municipal limits were closed Sunday, those in the suburbs were oien Sunday, and were the headquarters for many a noisy assemblage. I he strikers remain firm, and it was unanimously decided Sunday to continuo the tight. Forty-Three Hi idle Jlecoverod. 8. The Morsa mine, London, March I in Glamorganshire, astrous explosion again on fire. The The bodies of forty late disaster have I is impossible to get Wales, where a dis- receutly occurred, is mine vi ill be flooded, three victims of the men taken out, but it the others. KmpHror William to tha Tope. Bkiu.in, March 18. The Emperor William, in u letter to the poie, informs him tlmt ho has appointed Bishop Kopp, of Hrelau, one of the delegates to repre sent Germany at the labor conference, and asserts that ho depends ujKin the support of the Catholic clergy in settling the social question. In replying to the letter, the pope thanked the emperor for appointing Bishop Kopp, and declared that himself and the church had always been interested in the question, which he said would be best solved by the ap plication of the principles advocated by Christian people, which were Sunday rest and religious education. Lady Colin Canipbull Htage-Slrurk. London, March 18. Ivdy Colin Campbell is stage-struck. She has writ ten a drama in which she will take a leading part. She is negotiating for a London theater. Lady Colin Canipliell, after her divorce, liccamo quite a literary celebrity in London. She wrote a novel entitled "Darell Blake," and earned con siderable money from journalistic work. Some people have described her as the most beautiful woman in Europe. She lias heavy dark eyes, lioautiful black hair, and a face molded in soft oval lines. She is nearly six feet tall, and the lines of her form are said to be per fect. Irlwh Lneal Gnvernment. London, March 18. The Unionist pa pers in Ireland are unanimous in their condemnation of any extension of local government to Ireland. '1 hey say it would be worse than 1 lome Itule. The grave and serious liuhlin Express says so openly and fearlessly. Foreign Notes. Twenty thousand Tynosidc engineers have gone on a strike. Ten thousand miners in the northern dis tricts of Wales have joined tlio strike. It is announced that all Uuhhmii import itutM will be raised three muiitlis hence. A goods train fell into tlio river at Elber fi'ld Sunday, and several of the train hands wore killed. - It i. rejKirted that Emjieror William will create an imperial luUir department, headed by Or. Hinziieter. The British delegates to the international lalior conference, were given a dinner by Prince Bismarck Sunday. The Duke of Orleans writw that he in op posed to the presentation to President Car not of a petition for his release. Baron Von Berlepwh, Pruiouan minister of the interior, Sunday received the lalior con ference delegates at the I Intel de Rome. The edict of the Emperor William, com manding that ill-treatment of common sol diers, by olHi-era, be punished, ha borne food fruit in several recent instance. The moat Ml&ll. ease is that of Lieut. Uoch- muth, who lias been imprisoned at Breslau on a four months' sentence, for cruelty to a private. Tlio emperor and empress and ex-Empress Frederick attended the cons s-rat ion of the Protectant church of the Berlin garrison Sunday. The eldest child of the Trince of Monte negro, Princess Sorka, is deaiL She was married Aug. 11, 18t' 8, to Prince Peter Kar ageorgievitoh. The Cologno Gazette threatens war to the knifo against Prince Bismarck if the chan cellor forms an alliance with Dr. Windt horst, the leader of the Clerical party. The Berlin eorrespouduut of The London Daily Telegraph says that Bishop Kopp, of Breslau was nominated as a delegate to the labor conference out of courtesy to the Pope. The village of Qampel, Switzerland, has been almost totally destroyed by fire. Fully three-fourths of the buildings of the place wore burned. The loss is very heavy. Many of the villagers were injured. The new Hungarian cabinet is officiaU y announced. Count Szapary becomes prime minister and minister of the interior, and Herr Betiilun becomes minister of husbandry. The other cabinet officers will b. rtflij.wl by the present incumbents. The Berlin labor conference was duly or ganized Saturday. Baron Von Berlepsch was chosen president. The sittings will be held daily, and proceedings are to be kept secret until protocoled by the governments represented m the conference. The body will likc4y reach a final adjournment not Utter than March 80. Tha new French Cabinet is composed as follows: President of the council and min ister of war, M. De Froycinet; minister of foreign ntfuirs, M. Ribot; interior, M, Con stans; finance, M. ltouvier; justice, M. Fai lures; coinmorce, M. Roche; public instruc tion, M. Bourgeois; agriculture, M. Develle; public works, M. (iuyot; marine, M. Barbey; colonies, M. Eryenue. THE TONTO APACHES. The Kumor Is Current That They Are Klpe for a Kevolt. New York, March 18. A special to The World from Tucson, Ariz., says: A special dispatch to The Star Globe says yhat lor somo weeks the Tonto Apaches at Charlev Pan's camp on the Gila river, two miles from the agency, have been acting sullenh'. On Feb. 18 Issue Clerk Burrows and industrial Teacher Jerry visited the camp for the purpose ot issuing ration tickets to the Indians. Tlio officers noticed that the number of Indians present did not tally with the number given as entitled to rations, and they demanded that the missing ones bo produced. This did not suit the Tontos and some of the bucks got their guns and requested the inter preter to tell Burrows and Jerry that they had better return to the agency, which thev did. On Saturdav about eighty of tlie Tontos were coralled at the San ( arlosi agency and they will lie taken to Fort Union for safe keeping. H is now thought that the Tontos were ripe for a revolt. RAN AGROUND. The Stejncr Despatch With Secretary Tr:icy mid 1'arty uu Hoard Washington, March 18. Secretary Tracy, accompanied by Mrs. Wilmer ding and Lieut, and Mrs. Mason, left Washington Saturday morning on the Despatch, en route for Norfolk, and a trip of some days' duration. A high wind forced the water of the river into the bay, decreasing the depth to such an extent that the vessel ran aground on Cedar Point shoal, about sixty miles from the city. A passing vessel worked for several hours attempting to release the Des patch, but was unsuccessful. They were compelled to wait until the wind changed ocfore the voyage could be continued. A NEGRO LYNCHED. lie Assaulted a White Woman and De served HI. Fate. Nashviixb, Tenn., March 18. At Gadsden, this state, at 3 :U0 p. m. Sun day, Henry Williams, colored, was taken from jail by a mob and shot to death for an attempted assault on Miss Tinder, an aged white ladv, living near that place, on Feb. 28 last," Williams entered her house at night, and afler lieatiug her nearly to death, was frightened away for some cause. Since that time he has been at large, but was captured at Springfield, Tenn., Sat urday, and the oflicers reached Gadsden with him Sunday morning. Lottery Snubbed Again. Nf.w'Ori.k.ans, March 18. The presi dent of the Ixiuisiana Ijottery company Saturday sent to Governor Nichols a chec k for $100,01X1, to be used at his dis cretion to protect the people against the threatened inundation. The governor promptly returned the check with a brief note, saying: ,-Ou the eve of t.hf session of the legislature, during which the renewal or extension of your char ter M ill be acted upon a question vi tally nlTccting the interests of this Plate I have no right to place the people under obligations to your company, in however small a degiee, by my accept ance bf a gratuity from it." Lottery C'hrtr l.epealed. Louisville, Ky., March 18. The Kentucky legislature has passed the measure placing a severe penally upon any persons refusing to answer questions of a legislative investigation committee. This bill was made necessary by the dis covery on the part of witnesses in the lottery investigation who refused to an swer, of the fact that they could not be committed for contempt. The lottery can now lie coerced into revealing what it has been doing. At the same time the senate passed acts repealing the charters of the Covington. Newport, Frankfort and all other lotteries in the state. Nine Crnokrd Postal Clerk. Arrested. Chattanosmia, Tenn., March 18. Capt. Wilds, United States government detective, stated at Cleveland, Tenn., Saturday, that during the past twenty two days he has arm-ted nine Ktal clerks lor rilling the mails: that twenty two d:iys ago when he left Washington lie had twenty $1 bills, all marked, and every one of these had !ecn stolen while going through the mails. Ho also stated that a colored postal clerk on the Geor gia railroad had seven of these marked bills on hi person when arnsteil a few days go. Depot and Content. Humeri. BuioMiMnvN, 111., March IS. The dejiot of the Chicago and Alton at Rood-hou-c. ImiTU'dwiih all its contents Satur day nulit. including all the furniture and lixtun-s of th- division train dis patcher's olhee, and l tie offices of the division stqieriiitendent and division train master. Several small buddings adjacent wel also consumed. KANSAS FARMERS Address an Open Letter to Their Delegation in GonSiCss Demanding Legislation for Their Relief, And Showing the Dire State of Affairs of the Agricultural Interests of the State. Hundred, of Farms of Industrious Farmers Now in tha Hands of Uusoru ,..ous Capitalists. tWhKA, Kan., March 18. The Farm ers Alliance has addressed an open let ter to the Kansas delegation in con gress, demanding the legislation for the relief of the agricultural interests of the state. The letter says: "We call attention to the fact that a single law firm in one city in southern Kansas now has the contract for the foreclosure of 1,800 mortgages. This means l,8o0 homesteads transferred from the hands of so many industrious families to the hands of capitalists, either domestic or foreign. "The foreclosure of the,-e mortgages is in accordance with a preconceived pur pose to gain possession of these farms, and jieople them with a more servile tenantry imported from foreign lands for this especial purpose. Foreclosure and evictions are taking place in very many jiarts of the state, and we need not go nil the way to Em-ope to witness scenes of cruelty In matters of this kind. All over the state the homes of our peo ple ure imperiled. They are struggling against adverse circumstances, ami almost against hotie to sustain them selves until relief sliall come. "The people believe that these condi tions are largely due to vicious legisla tion. They have been promised by each of the political parties that something would be done for their relief, but both parties have been tried and both have thus far failed oven to attempt any measure contemplating a betterment of tlie condition of the industrial masses. They have seen that while they have been compelled to sacrifice their products in many instances absolutely be low cost, of production, in order to pro cure the common necessities of life, and in the effort, in many cases unsuccessful, to keep the sheriff from invading their homes, their representatives in congress are engaged in the consideration of every imaginable question except such questions as contemplated relief to the distress of their constituents. There are measures which tlio farmers demand shall have immediate attention. Those relate to questions of money, of trans jKirtation. and of the ownership of Amer ican lands." The letter then goes on to say: "The distress of the jieople is crying aloud for relief. They lielieve that very many of the questions that are. receiving the at tention of congress are far less urgent than those upon which the safety of their homes and the welfare of their families depend. They believe that the white citizens of Kaimaa have some rights as well a. the colored citizens of the south. They believe that fallen heroes, both w hite and black, in past struggles for liberty and the perpetuity of our institutions can afford to wait for one moment until the rights of living heroes in the present struggle for Amer ican homes receive some recognition by the men who have been chosen to repre sent them in congress. Behind these demands are more than 100,000 ballots in tlie state of Kansas, and the time is coming and is not far distant when leg islators wilt heed the voice of their con stituents." WON'T ANSWER INQUIRIES. Commissioner llaum Has Houiethlng to Kay About Tension Claims. Washington, March 18. Commis sioner of Pensions ltauni says that to answer the calls made by members of congress alono would lequiro the entire time of over 100 examiners, und to an swer the requests relating to calls from congressmen and attorney? would take tlio tune ol over 500 men. He announces that in the future he will refuse to an swer the requests of either claimants, attorneys or members of congress for the status of any claim. He thinks that it is time thrown tnvav to answer these letters, liecauso the claimant asking for the intorinalion will bo made aware ol any testimony that may be needed to make tlie claim pcrieet at the time it is taken up for ad judication, and t hat suffi cient time to furnish the necessary proof wiil lie given. Thus it will be seen, as he says, that all the time spent on giving the status of cases before the ofliee is ready to take them up for adjudication is time wasted. Sholgiin and Kevolver Duel. Carkoi.I.ton, Ky.. March 18. Satur day night Tobe llean, colored, emploved by Granville Bailey, near Worthville, went to the house, drinking and using abusive language to the latter and his family, and making demonstra tion toward a pistol on his ierson. Mr. Bailey went into the house for his shot gun and as he came out lioth liegan tiring. Dean fired three shots, but fell dead from Bailey's shot. One of Dean's shots took effect on Mrs. Bailey, who was standing near her husband, striking her in the hip, inflicting omy a llesh wound. J'olsoned their Wweethearls. Logansi'okt. Ind.. March 18. A lynching bee will follow if William Davis and John Hile, who are wanted for mur der, are caught. The fellows, who are rejected lovers of Lucinda Brooks and Ida Askew, called on them Friday, per suaded them out for a walk, ami then induced them todrink from a lioUle con taining arsenic, under the belief that it was a tine drink. Miss Brooks died in great agony from poisoning, and Miss Askew is in a precarious condition. Kentucky Colored Normal Nchool. IIopkinhvillk, March 18. The com mittees spiiointod by i he different col ored Babtist associations of Kentucky, which have been in session in this city for several days, have decided to locale the Kentucky Normal school in this city. The school is for the education of colored ministers and school teachers, and agents will immediately be sent out to secure an indorsement fund. The Kmigranls are Catching On. New YoitH, March 18.--The govern ment contract labor in!ectors vscrn at '! Garden Monday. They busied theniM-lvtn alioiit the chari-eK made in the public prints as to their negligence in allowing hundreds of itnitract la borers to pass through the garden, la all tlie emigrants in the garden they failed to tind one contract laborer.