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Brief Proceedings in Congress
Yesterday ,
Resuscitation of the Inherit
ance of 8 eoretary
In the Form of n Letter From
Earl Granville to Min
ister West.
Being an Exhaustive and Ex
hausting Re view of the Pan
ama Canal Question.
Miscellaneous Notes of a National
National Auaoclatod Trun.
WAHUINOTON , D. 0. , February 17.
Mr. Coke , from the cGffimittoo on
commerce , repeated favorably the bill
making nn appropriation for cotinu-
naco of the improvement at Galvcston
harbor , and it was passed.
After the morning hour the senate
went into executive session and re
mained until 4:30 p. m. , and adjourned -
od until Monday.
The speaker announced the regular
order of business to bo the motion to
lay on the table the motion submitted
at the close of yesterday's session by
y Mr. Springer to reconsider the vote
by which the house rejected the
amendment offered to the apportion
ment bill by Mr. Colorick. The motion -
tion was carried yeas 130 , nays 114.
All substitutes and pending amend
ments were voted down , and the bill
passed as reported from the commit
tee , except that it gives 325 members
distributed under the old method in
stead of 302 under the now , or "Sea-
ton" method.
The following is a summary of the
bill as fii.ally adopted : The first sec
tion gives 325 members , distributed
to states as telegraphed in these dis
patches last night. The second
section provides when n new state is
admitted the representation assigned
to it shall bo in addition to this num
ber , 325. The third section provides
that representatives bo assigned from
districts composed of contiguous ter
ritory , and containing as nearly as
practicable an equal number of inhab
itants. Where no change in the rep
resentatives is made , the election is to
be had by the old districts
and old laws , unless a legis
lature otherwise orders. When the
number of members under the now
distribution is greater than the old ,
additional member or members maybe
bo elected by the state at large should
the legislature fail to redistrict the
state before the time for election.
Where the number of members from
a state has been decreased , the num
ber of members may be elected at
large unless the legislature shall have
provided a method before the time
for the next election.
Alter passage of the apportionment
bill , the house took up the private
calendar. The first bill was to restore
Thomas Little , a court martialod cap
tain in the army , to his rank. After
discussion the bill was effectually kill
ed and buriod.
The house adjourned at 5 p. m.
National Associated I'rcss.
WASHINGTON , February 17. The
following letter from Earl Granville
to the British minister here was the
most important document among the
' correspondence sent to the house by
/ the president to-day in response to
the resolution :
It is dated January 7th , 1882 , and
says : In a dispatch of the 13th ultimo
time I informed you that the United
States minister to this court had com
municated to mo the substance of a
dispatch which ho had received from
Mr. Blaine , then secretary of state ,
on the subject of the convention of
the 19th of April , 1850. Finding that
Mr , Lowell was authorized to give mo a
copy of this dispatch if I wished it , I
requested him to do to , and I have
already forwarded to you a copy for
your information. Her majesty's
government have given their carofu ]
consideration to the views set forth in
the paper. They entirely agree in the
statement made towards its conclu
sion as to.tho cordial relations so hap
pily existing bet noon the two coun
tries and as to the opportunity this
state of affairs attords for a frank ex
pression of the views hold by either
government without risk of miscon
struction. They have no hesitation ,
therefore , in proceeding to examine
. the groundsEs5advanced byl Mr ]
TMaine for desiring a modification
of the convention between the coun-
trios. In support of this opinion for
several reasons it will bo better to
treat the matter trom the side of prac
tical consideration which it involves ,
without of course being precluded
from reverting } at any" further stage
in case of need to its other aspect ? .
Her majesty's government cannot ad
mit the analogy which it is sought to
draw from the conduct of Great
Britain in regard to the Suez canal Is
correct or justified by the facts. , They
have made no attempt to fortify the
hland of Cyprus to establish it as an
position on an important
/ scale , though they have an undoubted
right to do BO. The principles upon
I ; ) which the whole argument of the dis
patch is founded are , as far as I am
aware , novel international law. If
discussion on the subject on the ab
stract grounds of public right weie
doomed useful or opportune , it would
not bo difficult to quote passages from
publicists of acknowledged authority.
The military establishment at Aden
came into the possession of the Eng
lish at a date long anterior to the timu
when the Mediterranean and lied Sea
could bo rogardotl ns n military route
to the Indins , For years nf torwards
the whole mass of roformanU ol
India was sent by way of the Cupo of
Good Hope , Nor has nny addition
boon made to the strength of these
positions since the opening of the
canal beyond what has boon the
natural consequence of improvement
in military science. Although no
doubt well adapted to the situation to
command the straits of Babul
Mandob , the Island of Porin lmsnot _
in any sense boon made a fortified
position. The fort and garrison on
the island are in fact sufficient only to
protect the light house which 1ms
been erected there for the general
benefit of navigation from possible at
tack by Arabs. The navy de
partment of the United States must
bo well nwnro that her majesty's
government never sougnt to bar or
oven to restrict the use of the canal
by the naval forces of other countries ,
nnd that oven' during the recent war
between llussia and Turkey , when the
canal itself formed a portion of the
territory of ouo of the belligerents
when the scat of conflict was close at
hand , and when British interests
might in many other jespects have
boon nearly involved , { hey contented
themselves by obtaining an assurance
that the scones of operations should
not bo extended to the cat ml. Her
majesty's government "cordially con
cur in what is stated by Mr. Blaine as
regards the unexampled develop
ment of the United States on
the Pacific coast and the ca
pacity which they poisess for fur
ther progress. That development has
been watched in this country with ad
miration and interest and will continue
to be so regarded. But though in rapid
ity it may and probably lias exceeded
the most sanguine calculations , her
majesty's government cannot look
upon it in the light of an unexpected
pvont or suppose that it was not with
in the view of the statesmen who
were parties on cither side to the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty. The objec
tions of .President Monroe and of his
cabinet in 1823 and 1824 , whatever
IDny bo the view taken of. their scope
and bearing and of the ftdmissabihty
of the principles which tliey involved
or which it is sought to deduce from
thorn , show at least that at that per
iod , twenty-six years anterior to the
treaty now under discussion , there
was a clear provision of the great fu
ture reserved to the Pacific Coast. It
is , in the opinion of her majesty's
government , inadmissible contention
that the regular and successful opera
tion of causes so evident at the time
and in their nature so irrepressible
should bo held to have completely
altered the condition of affairs to the
extent of vitiating the foundations
of an agreement which cannot be sup
posed to bo included without careful
thought and deliberation. While
recognizing to the fullest extent the
degree top which the UnitedStates
must feel interested in any canal
which may bo constructed .across the
Isthmus of Panama , her ' majesty's
government would be wanting in re
gard to duty if it failed to point out
that Great Britain has a large colonial
possession , no less than great commer-
cia interests , which renders any
means of unobstructed access from
the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean , a
matter for her also of the greatest
importance. The development of
these possessions and interests
has steadily continued , possibly
with less rapidity , but on u
scale which has some relation
oven to that of the Pacific states. Her
majesty's government do not wish to
ignore the share which other nations
have acquired in the commerce of
Central and South America , nor to
exclude from consideration the inter
est of these countries in any canal
which may bo made across the isth
mus. They are of the opinion that
such canal or water way between the
two great oceans and between all Eu
rope and Eastern Asia is a work which
concerns not merely the United States
or the American continent , but the
whole civilized world. This is the
view which found its expression in
the 6th article of the treaty of 1850.
Her majesty' Government are as anx
ious as that of the United States that
while all nations would enjoy their
proper share in the benefits
to bo expected from the un
dertaking , no eingle country
should acquire a predominating in
fluence nor control over such means
of communication , and therefore not
oppose or decline any discussion for
the purposes of securing on a general
international basis its universal and
unrestricted use. With all deference
to the considerations which have
Sromptod the proposals made in Mr.
laino's dispatch , her majesty's gov
ernment cannot believe that they
would promote this object or bo bene
ficial in themselves. The relations of
the United States with European
powers are fortunately of a nature to _
give rise to no feelings of suspicion or
alarm. The general tendency of their
foreign policy gives good promise that
they will BO continue , but if pro
vision is to bo niado on one side
for a different state of ull'iirs it must
bo expected that the course then in
dicated will fin d its natural and logi
cal counterpart on the othor. Her
majesty's ' government can conceive
no moro melancholy spectacle than
competitions among nations holding
West Indian possessions and others
on the Central and South American
continent in the construction of for-
tications to obtain command over the
canal and its approaches. On the
event of occasion arising for such
measure , they cannot believe it would
bo agreeable or convenient to any
South American state through
which the canal may paas to find
itself called upon to admit a foreign
power to construct any garrison on its
territory , or a succession of fortresses
of increasing magnitude , designed to
oppose such attempt , oven if that for
eign power bo a neighboring ono , or
situated on the same continent ; and
when the claim to do this is accom
panied by the declaration that the
United States will always in
sist on treating this water way
which shall unite two oceans as
part of her coast line , it is difficult to
imagine that the states to which the
territory lying between that water
way and the United States belongs
oin practically retain nn independent
pssition as that which they now do.
These are consequences that in the
conviction of her majocty's govern
ment would almost certainly follow
from the claim on the part
of the United States to assume -
sumo supreme authority over
the canal nnd all responsibility for its
control' Her majesty's government
hold , on the contrary , that the princi
ples which puidod the negotiations of
the treaty of 1830 were intrinsically
sound , nnd contiuuo to bo applicable
to the present state ot affaire. Their
wish would bo that those principles
should receive the practical develop
ment which was contemplated at the
time , nnd that the effect should be
to thut portion of the treaty which
provides that the contracting parties
shall invite nil ether states with
whom they have friendly intercourse
to enter into similar stipulation.1 !
with them. A certain amount if
progress < wns made in this direction
by the conclusion of the convention
with Honduras andNicaragun by Great
Britain in 1850 nnd I860 , and by the
the United States in 1803 and 1804
nnd 18G7 , and by Nicaragua with
Faauco in 1859 , with the object of
upholding the general principles in
serted in the treaty. During the pe
riod when there were still matters to
regulate with respect to Greyton Bay
island , the frontier of British Hondu
ras and the protection of Mosquito
Indians , and when the construction of
a canal so mod contingent , moro or
less doubtful and remote , it was not
strange that an enga ; emont to address
the ether powers should have boon
allowed to remain dormant ; but the
project of the fcanal has now assumed
sufliciont shape to render such appli
cation reasonable nnd pertinent. Her
majesty's government believes that
the extension of the invitation to all
maritime states to participate in nn
agreement based upon the stipulations
of the convention of 1850 would ob
viate any objection that may possibly
bo raised against it as not Doing ade
quate in its present condition for the
purpose for which it was designed.
This course formed the basis of Air.
Fish's ' proposal to Dr. Cordonos , Nio-
nraguan minister , in 1877 and her
majesty's government would gladly
aep the United States again take the
initiative in an invitation to the pow
ers nnd will bo prepared either to join
in it or support and endorse it in a
way that may bo found most fitting
and convenient , provided it docs not
conflict in nny way with the Olayton-
Bulwer treaty.
You are authorize d to read this dis
patch to the secretary of state und to
give him a copy of it if ho should do-
BIIO it. I am , etc. ,
Accompanying the above was an
other letter from Earl Granville to
Mr. West , dated January 10 , 1882 ,
reviewing Blaine's dispatch which con
tained extracts from the correspond
ence between the governments be
tween 1858 and 1876. He takes ex
ception to Blamo's assertion that "the
vexatious character of the treaty had
been repeatedly recognized on both
sides , " and cites the history of subject
since jts origin. In denial ho gives
voluminous details of that part of the
discussion which belonged ' 'to a past
state of affairs , " end rehearses the in
terview between Lord Napier and
President Buchanan on the subject. In
conclusion , referring to the quotation
ho had made , Earl Granville express
ed the opinion that their perusal
would show that the first differences
arose botwocon the two governments
in regard to the treaty , and which
occasioned at ono time considerable
irritation but which have long sinso
been happily disposed of , did not re
late to the general principles to bo
observed in regard to moans of inter-
oceanic communication across the
Isthmus , but had origin in the stip
ulation which Mr. Blaine pro
poses in great part to maintain.
Ho wishes every part in the treaty in
which Great Britain and the- United
States agree to make no acquisition of
territory in Central America to remain -
main in full force , while ho desires to
cancel those portions of the treaty
which forbid the United States forti
fying the canal and holding political
control of it in conjunction with the
country in which it is located. Second
end , that the declarations of the
United States government during the
controversy were distinctly at vari
ance with and such proposal as that
just stated. Slip disclaimed any
desire to obtain an inclusive
or preferential control over tlio canal.
Their solo contention was that Great
Britain was bound by treaty to aban
don these positions on the main lander
or adjacent islands which , in their
opinion , were calculated to give her
means of such control. Nor did they
in any way seek to limit application
of the principle laid down in the
treaty so as to exclude Columbia or
Mexican territory , as Blaine now says ;
nor urge that such application would
bo inconsistent with the convention
between the United States and New
Srcnada of 1848. On the contrary
they were ready to give these prin
ciples their full extension. Third ,
that at the time when the
British government had- boon in
duced by long continuance of
the controversy to contemplate
abrogation of the treaty , they wore
only willing to do us on the condition
of reverting to the status quo and this
concluded in 1880 a solution which
was at that time possible , though as
the United States government justly
pointed out it would have been fraught
with great danger to the standing
0od relations between the countries ,
but which is now rendered impossible
by subsequent ovonts. Fourth , that
a bettor and moro conciliatory con
clusion which for twenty yearn has
remained undisputed was affected by
the independent and voluntary action
of Great Britain. t The points in this
dispute were practically conceded by
this country and tUo controversy ter
minated in u manner which was de
clared by President Buchanan to be
amicable and honorable , resulting in
final settlement entirely satisfactory
to the government of the United
State * .
That Wont Off Promataroly in
Ohostor , Fenn.
Instantly Killing a Large Num
ber of People nnd Injur
ing Others.
Full Particulars of the Catas
trophe With Nutnos of the
Killed and Injured.
Extensive List of Casualties
That Happened .
Elsewhere ,
Yoitorday' * Record of the Workfaf
Tbo Flamoi.
f. tttlonal Associated 1'reiu. a
GIIESTEH , Pa. , February 17.7-This
is the blackest day in the history of
our fair city. Death in most frightful
shape has laid low nearly a sooro of
our people , and many moro have boon
wounded. The entire city is in
mourning. Following close upon the
destruction of the military academy
n severe losjs in itself to our commu
nity comes an alarm of fire from
Tackson's fire works and magazines.
This was in the old Porter majuion ,
on Friend street and the river front.
Prof. Jackson had occupied it for the
past five or six years ; ho employed
light or ten hands , and was running
the plnco to its fullest capacity in or
der to supply his largo trade. At 7:30 :
: ho alarm of fire was sounded. In
ivo minutes after the alarm was
sounded the fire department was
throwing water on the build-
ng. Suddenly a tmifift explo
sion shook the city. The noise
reverberated throughout the country
s far as the Jersey shore. A m ass of
lames shot high into the air and the
fragments of the building wore hurled
ibout. A quantity of gunpowder had
exploded. It was then felt tnat the
danger was over and the firemen approached
preached the flames until within
touching distance without apprehen
sion , A largo crowd of citizens -wore
gathered at the time. When the citi
zens were sure- tolerable control had
DOOU secured and the danger was pass
ed , another explosion , moro terrific
than the last , gave a terrific shock to
the earth. The scone was horrible
nnd so awful that it is impossible to
describe it. The crowd of firemen
were scattered in all directions , many
of them with their bodies mangled
beyond recognition. Spmo were so
badly torn that it was impossible to
tell what part of the body the nJiieds
of flesh were torn from. On
the ipectatora the effect was
scarcely loss disastrous. Many of
them were killed and many wore
wounded. These who wore not , rush
ed through the city spreading the horrible
rible nowo. Almost instantly thous
ands of people stricken with terror
poured from the adjoining streets to
the scene ot the disaster. The news
quickly spread to the country and
liundrods of people came from there.
The cries of women and children who
md lost husbands and fathers in the
calamity nnd the wild inquiries of oth
ers added to the terrible effect of .tho
masses of bloody corpses and wound
ed. All the physhiaus in the city
and all the priests and pastors were
on the spot in a short time to dispose
of the dead and to assist the wound
ed. The nearest house was abput a
mndrcd yards away. Many of the
sufferers wore taken there and every
other house in the vicinity was thrown
open and kindly hands ministered to
the relief of the victims. Wagons
were hastily transformed into nmbu-
ancos and everything that could bo
lone was done to mitigate the horror.
[ n a little time a rumor got abroad
-hat the now rapidly spreading flames
were approaching another largo quan-
, ity of dynamite and a rush was made
from the vicinity.
Barber , assistant foreman of ono of
ho trucks ,
James Wundorlich , a well known
McNcal , employed near the manu-
Blissard Williams , a police officer.
Perry , a colored man , who was
cilled on the spot.
A child whoso name is not known
vas killtdwhilo sitting at the door of
ts homo.
John Lampl oigh , a boy.
Thomas D , Allison , aged 22 ,
Thomas Anderson , a young man ,
Alex Phillips.
John Pollock , a married man
Joseph Kcstnor , a son of J , Kest-
nor , ice dealer.
Gowrgo Taylor.
James Daughy , a carpenter.
John Gartsido , aged 22.
Anthony Barber , ox-policeman of
ho South war d
William Wood , a member of the
< Yunklin firocompany'he ) ; was wound
ed about the head and body ; and died
shortly after removal from the street.
John Dean , 13 years old ,
Edward Shropshriore , an omployo
at Roach's ship yard.
Jacob S. Ilowell ,
Ilobort Stinson.
Albert Lambert.
Peter Yoscrui , nn Italian.
Dalton , chief of the fire depart-
nont , erroneously reported dead , in-
urios serious.
Gee , Turnoy ( colored ) , wounded on
the head.
John T. Egan , severe cut on the
oyo.Win. . McNcal , fatally injured.
Walter Graham , injured in the face ,
lioad and arms.
Elwood Klinmonborg , u boy about
lit years of ago , injured on the leg and
rm.Win. . Morrillpw , not serloualy hurt.
James Oakes , son of n shoemaker ,
badly hurt.
Willinm Cowan , badly hurt in the
face , the lower portion being torn off.
Frank McCall , fingers badly lac
Henry Wood , brother of William
Wood , out severely about the head.
George * Potts ( colored ) , wounded
about the head.
Elward Love , member of the Hanly
company , wounded about the head ,
face and anus.
Joseph Johnson ( colored ) , struck
on the back by falling timber.
Uobort Taylor ( colored ) , several
gashes on the skull.
Clini. Delaney , seriously cut snathe
Charles Delaney , member of the
Moyam a ing company , wounded in
th'i head and arm.
Edwrd Baker , face badly lacerated ;
lie is n brother-in-law of MoNcal.
Juno Ray ( colored ) , badly mangled ;
amputation necessary.
Snllie Black ( colored ) , internal in
William Kelley , president Moya-
mousing company.
Frank Hunt , face cut.
F. McCullough , throat cut and in-
iornnl injuries.
Hiram Griffith , scalp wounds.
John Miller , reporter of the Times ,
uir1 about the head , face and throat.
George Williams , arm broken.
George Walters , severely out.
John Vnudorgrift , blown from the
turning building.
William Wood , son of Congressman
William Wood , injuries slight.
William MoDodo , fireman , fatally
njurod on the skull.
Charles Van Horn , superintendent
of the works , badly injured by the
Besides the above men there are
ally aa many more people who woio
slightly injured , but whoso name *
could not bo learned.
JACKHON , Miss. , February 17. A
skiff containing four men swamped
in Seal's llusha-
'eatorday crevasse , -
mckany county , and Dennis Bottn
and Hannibal Linghton were
CAULINSVILLE , Ga. , February 17.
A boiler at the Georgia carworks ox-
) lodud this morning , killing two men
nstantly nnd seriously wounding
ivo men , including Mr. Lucas ,
hojslocping car frame superintendent.
NEW YOUK , February 17. Martin
3arhn , a laborer , was caught under a
'ailing wall being taken down by
workmen this morning and killed.
YOUNOSTOWN , Ohio , February 17.
Patrick McGlaughlin was instantly
> y the cars early this morning , the
) ody being horribly mutilated.
LOUISVILLE , Ky. , February 17.
A boiler in the distillery of B. F.
Haltingly & Co. , in this city , to-day
exploded , badly injuring John Blake ,
engineer , and unroofing the ma
chinery building. The report was
loard over half the city , but the loss
will not exceed $1,000.
C. S. Cone , Jr. , general agent for
.he Erie & Mississippi railway , while
; he train was crossing a bridge near
North Vernon , Ind. , this afternoon ,
mt his head out at a window , when
t was struck by a support of the
) ridge , causing injuries from which
10 died in an hour.
National Afwodatcd Tress.
ROHINSOK , February 17. Lastnight
a fire broke out in the store house
owned and occupied by John Parsons ,
spreading rapidly. Tno store house ,
? ostoflico and two hotels were soon
burned to the ground. Loss , ? 100- ,
000 ; insurance , g25,000.
Trying to Suicide.
National Associated Treat ) .
HINHDALE , Pa , February 17. Fred
TafTel , ono of the oldest citizens , who
lias for a long time shown that ho was
extremely jealous of his wife , was this
morning found hanging by the nock tea
a tree in an effort to commit suicide.
He was cut down and resuscitated ,
The Mutual Union Inj unotion Coie.
National Associated Trcsfl.
NEW YOUK , lobruary 17. In the
injunction case against the Mutual
Union telegraph to-day before Judge
Arnaux in the supreme court , an ad
journment was asked by the telegraph
company on the ground that the neces
sary affidavits on their side were not
ready. The final hearing was sot
down for next Thursday , Among
eini'ient counsel who were engaged in
the suit was ox-Senator Conkling , who
appeared in behalf of the stockholders
seeking to restrain the company from
issuing the $10,000,000 of stock without -
out consideration.
Suloldo of a Catholic Prloit
National Anaoclatud 1'rosa. -
MONMOUTH , Ilia. , February 17.
Father O'Farrpll , Catholic priest of
thin place , suicided last night by cut
ting his throat. Ho had boon an in
valid for two years and not being able
to obtain relief , his mind became un
settled , causing him to commit the
OiT the MlamiB ,
National Aftuoclatcd Trot * .
LAKAYETTB , February 17. The
last of the annuity duo the Miami
tribe of Indians , some of whom still
live in Tlppecanoo county , was paid
hero. Each ono , old or young , re-
cciyod $005.75. _
Fish for WiioouHin.
Nttloiul AasocUUU Trom.
HAOINB , WisFebruary 17. Three
million white fish were placed in the
lake hero early this morning by gov
ernment officials ,
Blown to Glory.
Nitloaal Awoclatoti Trouit.
DALLAH , Tex. , February 17. Sam
Maraden , aged 17 , drunk at Grand
Prairie , set a coal oil can on the
steve instead of a coffee pot. The can
exploded , the house wan blown down
and Sam was killed.
The Execution of a Pennsylvania
Parnoiflo Yesterday ,
Detailed Account of His Crime
and the Punishment
A Woman Who Wanted to Die
Commits Murder That
She May bo Hanged.
Paddy Ryan , the Pugilist ,
Cleaned Out Financially
in a Bagnio.
Qoncrol Notoi of Crime * and Crim
inal a.
ntioiul AiMocUtod 1'rowi.
INDIANA , Pa. , February 17. The
first execution for murder in Indiana ,
Pa. , since the organization of the
the county in 1808 , nnd now Imvinc
n population of over -10,000 , occurred
Lhia ilny , nn ovnnt which has somewhat -
what excited our quiet community.
I as. G. Allison , the parricide , who
murdered Ilia father , this day paid the
penalty of his fearful crime.
Lie was agnd about 35 yearn nnd
was brought up in ignorance. Pre
vious to the murder ho was regarded
ns an inoffensive and peaceable citi
zen. Robert Allison , the father and
the victim , was a man aged about GO
, 'oars , somewhat intemperate nnd
luarrolsomo with his family. The
murder was the result of n family
quarrel. For several years Ilobort Al-
jison had been driven from homo and
In nn attempt to regain possession of
liis homo in opposition to his wife nnd
family ho was beaten by James nnd
expelled from the promises. Itobert
immediately brought suit against his
son James for assault and battery ,
when friends interfered and proposed
i compromise. This was the status on
the fatal 18th of Juno , 1880whon the
killing occurred. The murder was
premeditated. On ihu evening of the
L8th of Juno , James made the pretense -
tense of meeting a younger son , de
coyed his father to the place where ho
was lying in wait for him. The old
man when ho discovered that James
was there in the gloom of the evening
Hod for his life , but was overtaken by
ils son and shot down. The first shot
took effect at the base of the skull ,
but was not a fatal one. The old
man begged' James not to kill
liim , but James immediately fired
blrfoo moro bullets into his body , all
in the back when ho was retreating
and fleeing. The shots and exclama
tions of the patties were distinctly
heard by near neighbors and the
family of Aloz. Allison. A son
of the latter , went at once to the re
lief of his uncle. Ho was carried
to the house of his brother and after
Buffering , having boon shot through
the lungs and the bowels , died on the
20th of Juno. James made no at
tempt to escape. Ho was arrested
on the 10th of Juno and
: ommittcd to prison , where ho
lias since remained perfectly calm and
luiot , without denying or confessing
Ilia guilt. IIo was convicted March
22d , 1881 , and sentenced to death on
May 20th , 1881. The case was car
ried into the supreme court of the
state , but the court decided against
the prisoner. A commutation of
the Bontonco was then asked for by
some of our best citizens on the
grounds of the ignorance of the pris
oner. An eloquent and able plea was
made for the prisoner by Hon. Silas
M. Clark , but without avail. The
pardon board refused to interfere.
Since the conviction the prisoner has
remained in jail , qiiipt , docile nnd in
offensive , not appearing to appreciate
his fearful condition. Whilst
most of our people believe
the crime was instigated by his
mother , the prisoner has never
mentioned her , and always becomes
enraged when she is alluded to. His
mother has never visited him in
prison , and on the trial , when aho
was a witness for the defense , ho
never looked at nor recognized her.
Wliilo it was anticipated that a
large crowd would bo present , the
town was unusually quiet and no
demonstration occurred. Eirly in the
morning the mother sinter and brother
of thepriaonervisilodhimundremainud
in conversation fur nome time. The
prisoner at first refined to apeak to
ins mother or recogni/o her. At
10 o'clock Henry Ilull entered
his cjll and rem.iiued with him for nn
hour or moro and up to the time of
the execution. At 11 o'clock a. in , ,
the prisoner , preceded by his friend
Henry Hall , us his spiritual advisor ,
the Hhorifl'aud his two deputies , made
their appearance on the Ruun"old. In
reply to the earnest and fervent re
marks of Mr. Hull , ho said thai
ho had Ioim brought hero in
nocent. At 11:08 : a. in. , the sherifl
sprung the trap and ho was launched
into the unknown world. Not a tre
mor or a musolo evincing that ho suf
fered pain was noticed , So ends the
first execution in Indiana.
National Awtoclntcd Tress.
LAKUAHTCK , Pa. , February 17.
Eliiuboth Mash , aged 80 , this morn
ing attacked her mother-in-law , Mary
Mush , aged 00 , and knocked her down
with a hatchet. She then boat her
victim's brains out with n boot-jack.
When arrested Elizabeth assured the
coroner she had no ill will against her
mothor-in-law , but she wished liorsoll
to die and did not like to commit suicide -
cido , hence she determined to murder
some oiia so that she would got hanged
for it.
National Awoclated t'rtwa.
SniiHtiKjKLD , 111 , , February 17.
Daniel Douglass , charged with cuttitu.
open and robbing a mail bag on the
depot platform , was last night tried
and convicted by the United States
YOUHOHTOWN , February 17. Jos.
McCarnn , of ilazolton , a suburb of
this city , was waylaid lost night ,
knocked down nnd robbed of his
money and a portion of his clothing.
Frank Frost has boon arrested for the
LAUKIHI , Tex. , February 17. The
Mexican news announces two duels.
Monday Senors llabago and Quorndo
fought near the City of Mexico ; the
former's arm was shot off. Two edi
tors fought in Giiadolopnrn ; both
wore killed.
HIIOT A sinKNAi : > Eli.
VicKtnwuo , Mis . , February 17.
A party of young men were sere
nading Dr. J. 13. Clayton , at Good
man , and Clayton shot and killed F.
L. Lester , 0110 of the seronnders.
NEW MADUID , Mo. , February 17.
Martin Palquit , who was to have been
lunged to-day , has been again respited.
WASIUNUTON , February 17. The
jraml jury are examining the conduct
of star routers in Oregon , and this
morning examined n number of wit
nesses from that state.
NEW YOIIK , February 17. Orlando
1' . Potter , who owned the old World
juildmg , gave bonds before Coroner
Hermann to-day in $5,000 , to appear
jot'oro the grand jury.
Paddy llyan , ox-champion , made a
.our through the French sporting
louses on Green street Wednesday ,
and lost $800 and his watch. IIo does
lot know who picked his pocket.
LOUISVILLE , February 17. Allan-
mster , Ky. , the jury in the case of
hVm. Austin , charged with the mur
der of his Aunt I3atsy Bland , return
ed a verdict of guilty and fixed his
) unishmont at death.
F. M. Novins , engaged in tobacco
speculations hero for the past two
roars , recently procured cash on
iheaks from a number of
obueco warehouse men , who , on pre
senting the chocks at the bank , found
.hat Kevins had no funds on deposit.
The amount thus obtained is about
2,000 , and Novins is believed to have
oft the city. Ho is the son of a once
jrominunt business man in Nashville ,
Conn. , in which city ho was very rep
utably married ,
Sullivan' * Challenge to Ry < m
N tlon l Awodktod Prom.
NEW YOIIK , February 17. John
L Sullivan , I'm prize fighter , writes
; o the Herald from Detroit offering to
light Paddy Tlyan again. Ho says
"I will give him fCOO to spar mo four
rounds , Marquia of Qucensbury rules ,
with soft gloves , at any of ray exhibi
tions : also , I challenge him to spar
mo with boxing gloves a stated number
) f rounds , the result to bo decided by
; ho greater number of clean hits. I
will wager $1,000 that I can defeat
lira. "
CINCINNATI , February 17. Sulli
van , the pugilist , arrived hero to-day.
Bo loaves for Columbus on Monday.
National Associated I'rcso.
WAHIIINOTON , February 18 , For
, ho lower Missouri valley : Warmer ,
cloudy weather , with rain or snow ,
east , veering to south winds , lower
) ressuro.
National Awoclatixl 1'rosa.
WAHIIINOTON , D. 0. , February 17.
The sonata committee on territories
lioard a delegation of Choctaws , Chick -
usuwB , Cherokees nr.d Soniinolcs in op
position to the bill extending the
jurisdiction of the United States court
over Indian territory. The principal
opposition is from the fact that they
regard the bill as an entering wedge
to break up the tribal rotations. Per
mission was given them to embody
their views in the form of a substitute
of the bill , which will bo considered
by the committee.
The house banking and currency
committee to-day agreed to the bill
making the trade dollar legal tender
until July 1st , 1881 , and for its re-
coinage whenever received at the
There was a full attendance at the
cabinet meeting to-day , Attorney
General Browstor having returned
from Philadelphia yesterday. The
Fit/ John Porter case was again under
The senate in executive session con-
finned Major Wni. B. Rochester as
paymaster general with the rank of
brigadier general.
The voluminous executive commu
nication sent to the senate to
day included the correspond'
once between Mr. Dlaine , Minis
ter Morgan and the Mexican and
Gautumaloan authorities concerning
the boundary .between thoao two
countries , the substance of all of
which is that the boundary question
has at length boon Bottled by mutual
agreement between the countries ,
which took effect in January last
As n rule wo do not recommend
patent medicines , but when wo know
of one that really is a publia benefao
tor , nnd docs positively cure , then wo
consider it our duty to impart that in
formation to nil. Electric bitten are
truly u most valuable medicine , and
will surely euro Biliousness , Fever
and Ague , Stomach , Liver and Kldnoy
complaints , oven where all other rem
edies fail. Wo know whereof wo
speak , and can frpely recommend to
all. [ Ex. Sold nt CO cents a bottle.
Inh fc MoMahnn. _ (7) ( )
The thing desired found at last. Ask
drugk'lut fur "Hough on Hats. " It clears
out rate , mice , rouclice , tlliu , bed bugs ; 16c

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