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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, November 8, 1897
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Experiment at Making It Free on a Route in the Hoosier State. DELAWAEE COUNTY IS SELECTED. £ome Remark* on the Attempt So Far to KKtubllhti tUe System—>!»» Missing froro Columbia City—Centenarian Justice- ol the Peace with an Enviable Record — GOT. HouDt Investigating the Importation of N'ejrro Coul Minors. Muncle, Ind., Xov. 8.—An Interesting trial of rural free delivery Is about to be made In Delaware county. Starling from the four postofflces of Daleville. Albany, Eiiion and Selma, especially appointed letter carriers will establish a Caily free delivery and collection service over carefully selected routes, which will take in as far as possible every farmer or other resident within a radius of many miles from these points. This will enable each one of them to have a daily morning newspaper regularly delivered, and rtlieve them of the necessity of. riding f.r waiting to town for their mail in all kinds of inclement weather. The plan •was tried under Postmaster General TVanamaker, but was not wholly successful, nor was it anywhere near self- supporting. EHfcct of Iturftl Free DollTcry. During Cleveland's second administration the rural service was really given its most important trial. An appropriation of $40,000 was made available for •the purpose during the fiscal year 1896. Postmaster General "William L. Wilson established forty-four rural free delivery routes in twenty-nine different states. Official reports from postoffice inspectors showed that wherever free rural delivery was established there was an Immediate increase in mail receipts and especially In the number of daily newspapers handled; that In quite a number of c'.^rlcts the s-}rv''-;o show:* Itself quite capable of being' self-supporting, Indhvnu G«ta It Through Heath. When First Assistant Postmaster General Terry S. Heath entered upon the duties ol that hleh office he determined to make the extension of free delivery a feature of his administration. He exhumed the reports of the rural free delivery service and has made use of them In hla report to the postmaster general •which will be laid before congress. Having- an Increased appropriation at his disposal for the experimental service during the present fiscal year he naturally turned his attention to his own state, and concluded that the thickly settled farming districts of Delaware county, Ind., offered a promising experimental rural free delivery service. COLUMBIA CITY MAN MISSING. TVcnt to Chirnco, Traveled Incognito ftnd Hits Di*upp<"iW<>d. Columbia City, Ind., Nov. S.—Isaac TV. Prickett. a prominent business man of this city, disappeared on Sunday, Oct. 24. and his friends fear for his safety. He went to Chicago, took lodging at the Gault House, and the following Monday took passage on the steamer Indiana for Milwaukee, arrivng the next morning. That same evening: he took passage on the Nyaek for Muskegon, Mich., arriving there Oct. 27. On the evening of that day he again went aboard the Nyaek, returning to Milwaukee the next day. This trip he made under the name of Isaac Walter. On Thursday, Oct. !S. he wrote to his family, stating that he was going out on the lake again that night and bade them farewell. This was the last heard from him, yet the steward of the boat Indiana says he saw him on Water street, Milwaukee, on Monday. Nov. 1. Since that time no tidings hava been re- oeived from him. He is about 60 years old and is a cripple, the right leg being cut off close to the body. SUICIDE OF CHAS. FIJJKERTOX. the Silence of the Grave to Imprisonment for Life. Laporte. Ind., Nov. S. — Charles Pinkerton, a prisoner in the county Jail here convicted at the present term of court of the crime of murder and given a life sentence, committed suicide yesterday by cutting his throat with a pocketknife. Plnkerton had been despondent ever since his arrest last February, and he lost all hope when the motion for a new trial, argued Saturday, was overruled. Ho had made two previous attempts to end hla life by cutting his throat, one of which was of such n serious ixature as to cause a delay of his trial for several His wife had been allowed to occupy >is cell for the past two week.", but she Xissed him good-bye about noon and left on the train for her home near South Bend. Shortly after her departure n fellow prisoner gave the alarm that Pinkerton had cut his throa'i. and he died be- fr>re medicnl aid could be summoned. It Is row believed that Mrs. Pinkerton gave her husband the knife with which ie killed himself. _ HAS BEES AN ALL-ROUND SUCCESS. Judliuia Justice of the Potu-<> Alx>tit Whom There Is No Failure. •Wlnamae, Ind.. Nov. S. — Noah R. Freeman, the oldest justice of the peace hn Indiana, who was elected to that of- *ci? In 1S39 and has held the same ever since, has married during that time I.S96 couples, and there never has been * separation or a divorce granted in his •ourt. The civil docket shows he tried 3,!>79 cases, and not one of them has «ver been reversed by any higher court. Today he is the grandfather of 1SS •Sildren. and. although 100 years of age. he intends to see that he will be a grandfather of 150 children. Then he is prepared to resign his office to a younger man. 'Squire Freeman challenges «ny man of his »se In the United States -lo either a Jumping or wrestling match. If that dossn't suit he will run any wan a two-Kilt race and give him 100 feet «t»rt. fta-rcd ThrLr LITP« t>j Jumping. N«w Albany, Ir.d., Nov. S.—A disastrous vreck occurrwl on the Louisville, Bvansville and St. Louis railroad a mil* west of this city. The wreck, which will «ntaAl & loss of about fXi.OOO on the ccm- y*ny. was the roauH «f a Bead-end cot- XalOD between «&at »n* w««t be«Bd Th* tmto «•*• ted }«at barely time to jump for their lives. AH escaped injury with the exMptior of George Gassrran, a firen-cr.. who was fatally hurt. A tramp who was stealing a ride frc-m St. Louis was caught in one of the wrecked cars and badly injured. Mount Oppnned to "For. i-^u" Labor. Indianapolis, Nov. 8.— Goverr.cr Mount has add: issed a letter to the state labor commissioners calling at.'ention. to the fact that Cabe & Kaughmaii. coai mine operators of Dav'.esa county, are importing miners into the state to take ;he places of resident miners, who ,',ave been on strike for the past five months, ard ha? asked that the matter be investigated. He says that he is in sympathy with the Indiana laborers, and if there is any way to prevent the importation of foreign labor to take their places in the mines he desires to be informed of the remedy against it. _ Indiana Compulsory School Law. Indianapolis, Xov. 8.— At the annual convention of town and city school su- perintender.ts the new compulsory education law was discu&sed and generally indorsed, and the opinion seemed to be almost unanimous that the age limit should be raised from 14 to 16 years. On the estimate of reports sr' 'ted the new law has forced noi .an 12.000 children into the schools who were ha- bituafTy absent before it was passed. No »ed for Her to Worry. Elv/ood, Ind., Nov. 8. — William Vanness and Miss Ida Smock, highly connected young people, were to have been married Friday evening and all arrangements had been completed for the event. The groom failed to shav,' up and investigation showed that he had returned the license and declared the engagement off for some unknown cause. The prospective bride is not worrying much over the affair. Fort "Wayne Girl Disappears. Fort "Wayne, Ind., Nov. 8.— Miss Alice Ward, bookkeeper for the Winbaiugh book bindery, mysteriously disappeared yesterday week, and, her relatives car, find no trace of her. Miss Ward was an orphan and made her home with her aunt, Mrs, Robert Gran. Yesterday weefe she arose about 7 o'clock, and she has not been seen since. The young woman had J600 in bank, which she drew and took with her. Epidemic of Diphtheria. "Winamac, Ind., Nov. 8.— An epidemic of diphtheria Is -raging at Star City, a small town east of here. The public schools have been closed and the town Is under quarantine. Armed guards patrol the streets and outskirts of the town. No one is allowed to pass in or out of town or from house to house. Almost every case has proved fatal. Sev- erlal have died in the_Jast few days. Chrysanthemum Show » Failure. Indianapolis, Nov. 8. — The eleventh annual chrysanthemum show of th« Indiana Horticultural society closed, and it is probably the last that will be held in Indianapolis. The association finds that Indianapolis does not appreciate the efforts of the florists, and as the affair is a losing venture it will beaban- doned. _ MORAES HAS BEEN THREATENED. Attempt to Assassinate the Brazilian President the Result of a Plot. London, Nov. S. — The correspondent of The Times at Rio Janeiro, cabling further particulars as to developments since the attack on President Moraes and the killing of General Bittencourt last Friday, says: "The city is quiet and orderly today [Sunday]. The streets are strongly patrolled and the garrison is held in constant readiness. President Moraes has issued a proclamation lamenting the crime, but declaring that It will not cause him to swerve a hair's breadth in the fulfillment of his constitutional mission. "Colonel Moreas, who was with the president at the time of the outrage, says- that many letters have been received recently threatening the president's life. The official organ declares that the crime was the result of a political conspiracy. The name of the assasin Is Marcellino de Mello. He has been associated with the Jacobins, several of whom have been arrested." ["Jacobins" are opponents of the republic.] ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Sixty-two cities in Michigan expended S1.934.1SS for paving, etc., during the year 1S9T. The entire stable of A. B. Spreckels will be disposed of without reserve, at San Francisco, Nov. 16. Miss Helen Buckley, sang in Chicago at a long distance telephone and was heard in New York, Saturday. Frank B. German, of Brockton, Mass., broke the American twenty-four-hour bicycle road record by riding 342 miles. The seal protection treaty between the United States, Russia and Japan was signed by all the parties thereto Saturday. Richard Croker was writing letters in his room in the Murray Hill hotel. New York. Saturday, preparatory to taking his departure for Asheville, N. C. The National Stock Growers' convention, which has been under consideration for some time, has been called for Jan. 25, 26 and 27, 1S9S. at Denver. Attorney Martin J. B. Bradshaw was suspended from practice in the Chicago criminal court for six months by Judge Baker. Charge, swindling a client. George H. Brown, a prominent citizen of Knox, Ind.. who has been missing from his home since Oct. 17, is believed to have been robbed and murdered in Chicago. Miss Caroline Boleman. a school teacher who was tried at Eau Claire. "^Vis., for assault and battery for whipping 10- year-old Gunder Thompson in school, was acquitted. Major Handy, United State? commissioner to the Paris exposition of I960. has arrived at New York. He has secured 20<i,000 square feet of space for United States exhibits. The executive council rejected all bids on the Iowa memorial and historical building and referred the whole matter hack to the general assembly. Appropriation too small. A farewell reception was tendered Saturday night at the Bowery (Xew York) misskm to a' band of seven Christian crusaders who started this morning for the Klondike gold fields to established among the miners a perm*- nettt misste e M«y Ezp«ct. IStrr, 8.— wwtther indk»ti«K !!or from I B. m. j-wmvr<S»;r Tot Iow», WcblM urf MENACING CLASSES. REV. DR. TALMAGE ON DANGERS THAT THREATEN SOCIETY. The Public Criminal*—Prisou Reform—The Idle ClM»«»—The Oppre«««d Poor—f>i*- criminrtion IP Charity — Putting Garments to Glorloiu IT/MS. [Copyright, 1S97, by American Press Association.] WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—In this sermon Dr. Talmage, in a startling way, speaks of the dangers threatening onr great towns and cities and shows how the slumbering fires may be put out. Eistest is Psalru Ixxs, 13, "The boar ont of the wood dotu waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devo'or it." > By this homely but expressive figure David sets forth the bad influences which in olden times broke in upon God's heritage, as with swine's foot trampling, and as with swine's snout uprooting the vineyards of prosperity. What was true then is true now. There have been enough trees of righteousness planted to overshadow the whole earth had it not been for the asmen who hewed them down. The temple of truth would long ago have been completed had it not been for the iconoclasts who defaced the walls and battered down the pillars. The whole earth would have been an Eschol of ripened clusters had it not been that "the boar has wasted it and the wild beast of the field devoured it." The Destructive Clowes. I propose to point out to you those whom I consider to be the destructive classes of society. First, the public criminals. You ought not to be surprised that these people make up a large proportion of many communities. In 1S69 of the 49,000 people who were incarcerated in the prisons of the country 32,000 were of foreign birth. Many of them were the very desperadoes of society, oozing into the slums of our cities, waiting for an opportunity to riot and steal and debauch, joining the large gang of American thugs and cutthroats. There are in our cities people whose entire business in life is to commit crime. That is as much their business as jurisprudence or medicine or merchandise is your business. To it they bring all their energies of body, mind and soul, and they look upon the interregnums which they spend in prison as so much unfortunate loss of time, just as you look upon an attack of influenza or rheumatism which fastens yon in the house for a few days. It is their lifetime business to pick pockets and blow up safes and shop lift and ply the panel game, and they have as much pride of skill in their business as you have in yours when you upset the argument of an opposing counsel or cure a gun shot fracture which other surgeons have given tip or foresee a turn in the market so you buy goods just before they go up 20 per cent. It is their business to commie crime, and I do not suppose that once in a year the thought of the immorality strikes them. Added to these professional criSJi- inals, American and foreign, there is a large class of men who are more or less industrious in crime. Drunkenness is responsible for much of the theft, since it confuses a man's ideas of property, and he gets his hands on things that do not belong to him. Bum is responsible for much of the assault and battery, inspiring men to sudden bravery, which they must demonstrate, though it be on the face of the nest gentleman. You help to pay the board of every criminal, from the sneak thief who snatches a spool of cotton up to some man who enacts a "Black Friday." More than that, it touches your heart in the moral depression of the community. You might as well think to stand in a closely confined room where there are 50 people and yet not breathe the vitiated air as to staud in a community where thero are so many of the depraved •without somewhat being contaminated. What is the fire that burns your store down compared with the conflagration which consumes your morals? What is the theft of the gold and silver from your money safe compared with the theft of your children's virtue? We are all ready to arraign criminals. We shout at the top of onr voice, "Stop thief!" and when the police get on the track we come out hatless and in our slippers and assist in the arrest. We come around the bawling ruffian and hustle him off to justice, and when he gets in prison what do we do for him? With great gusto we put on the handcuffs and the hopples, but what preparation are vre making for the day when the handcuffs and hopples come off? Society seems to say to these criminals, "Villain, go in there and rot," when it ought to say, "You are an offender against the law. but we mean to give you. an opportunity to repent; we mean to help you. Here are Bibles and tracts and Christian influences. Christ died for yon. Look and live." Vast improvements have been made by introducing industry into the prison, but we want something more than 'hammers and shoe lasts to reclaim these people. Aye, we want more than sermons on the Sabbath day. Society must impress these men with the fact that it does not enjoy their suffering, and that it is attempting to reform and elevate them. The majority of criminals suppose that society has a grudge against them, and they in turn have a grudge against society. Ufe In Prison- Thev are carder in heart and more infuriate when they come OUT of jail than •w.hian they went in. Many of the people •who go to prison go again and again and again. Some years ago of 1,500 prisoners "who during; the year had been in Sing Sing 400 had been there before. In a house of correction in the country where during a certain, reach of time there had been 5,000 people more than 8,000 had beta there before. So in one case the prison and in the other case the boose of correction left them just as bad M they were before. The secretary alt one of th« beneTOlent societies of New Tack a»w a lad 15 jmTi of af ;e who had •pent tnree years ofnis nre ra prnjon» and he said to the lad, "What have they done for you to make you better?" "Well," replied the lad, "the first time I was brought up before the judge he said, 'Yon ought to be ashamed of yourself.' And then I committed a crime again, and I was brought up before the same judge, and he said, 'Yon rascal!' And after awhile I ooinmitHHl some other crime, and I was brought before the same judge, and he said, 'You. ought to be hanged.' " That is all they had done for him in the way of reformation and salvation. "Oh," you say, "these people are incorrigible." I suppose there are hundreds of persons this day Iving in the prison bunks who would leap up at the prospect of reformation if society would only allow them a way into decency and respectability. "Oh," vou say, "I have no patience with these rogues." I ask yon in reply how much Better would you have been under the same circumstances? Suppose your mother bad been a blasphemer and your father a sot and you had started life with a bddy stuffed with evil proclivities and you had spent much of your time in a, cellitr amid obscenities and cursing and if at 10 years of age you had been compelled to go out and steal, battered and banged at night if you came in without any spoils, and suppose your early manhood and womanhood had been covered with rags and filth and decent society had turned its back upon you and left you to consort with vagabonds and wharf rats, bow much better would you have been? I have no sympathy with that executive clemency which would let crime run loose or which would sit in the gallery of a courtroom weeping because some hard hearted wretch is brought to justice, but I do say that the safety and life of the community demand more potential influences in behalf of these offenders. The American Jail. I stepped into one of the prisons of one of our great cities, and the air was like that of the Black Hole of Calcutta. As the air swept through the wicket it almost knocked me down. No sunlight. Young men who had committed their first crime crowded in among old offenders. I saw there one woman, with a child almost blind, who had been arrested for the crime of poverty, who was waiting until the slow law could take her to the almshouse, where she rightfully belonged, but she was thrust in there with her child, amid the most abandoned wretches of the town.. Many of the offenders in that prison sleeping on the floor, with nothing but a vermin covered blanket over them. Those people, crowded and wan and wasted and half suffocated and infuriated. I said to the men, "How do you stand it here?" "God knows," said one man; "we have to stand it." Oh, they will pay yon when they get out! Where they burned down one house they will burn three. They will strike deeper the assassin's knife. They are this minute plotting worse burglaries. Many of the jails are the best place I know of to manufacture footpads, vagabonds and cutthroats. Yale college is not so well calculated to make scholars nor Harvard so well calculated to make scientists nor Princeton so well calculated to make theologians as the American jail is calculated to make criminals. All that these men do not know of crime after they have been in that style of dungeon for some time satanic machination cannot teach them. Every hour these jails stand they challenge the Lord Almighty to smite the cities. I call upon the people to rise in their wrath and demand a reformation. I call upon the judges of our courts to expose the infamy. I demand in behalf of those incarcerated prisoners fresh air and clear sunlight and in the name of him who had not where to lay his head a couch to rest on at night. In the insufferable stench and sickening surroundings of some of the prisons there is nothing but disease for the body, idiocy for the mind and death for the soul. Stifled air and darkness and vermin never turned a thief into an honest man. We want men like John Howard and Sir William Blackstone and women like Elizabeth Fry to do ', for the prisons of the United States ' what those people did in other days for the prisons of England. I thank God for what Isaac T. Hopper and Dr. Wines and Mr. Harris and scores of others have done in the way of prison reform, but we want something more radical before upon our cities will come the blessing of him who said, "I was in prison and ye came unto me." Untrustworthy Officials. In this class of uprooting and devouring population are untrustworthy officials. "Woe unto thee, 0 land, when thy king is a child and thy princes drink in the morning." It is a great calamity to a city when bad men get into public authority. Why was it that in New York there was such unparalleled crime between 1S66 and 1871? It was because the judges of police in that city for the most part were as corrupt as the vagabonds that came before them for trial. These were the days of high carnival for election frauds, assassination and forgery. We bad the whisky ring and the Tammany ring and the Erie ring. There was one man during those years that got $128,000 in one year for serving the public. In a. few years it was estimated that there were $50,000,000 of public treasure squandered. In those times the criminal had only to wink to the judge, or his lawyer would wink for him, and the question was decided for the defendant. Of the 8,000 people arrested in that city in one year only 3,000 were punished. These little matters were "fised up," while the interests of society were "fised down." You know as well as I that a criminal who escapes only opens the door of other criminalities. It is no compliment to public authority when we have in all the cities of the counisry, walking abroad, men and -women notorious for criminality, unwhipped of justice. They are pointed out l» yon in the street day by day. There you find what are called the "fences," the men who stand between the thief and the honest man, •heltering the thief and at great pric* PERFECT SMOKE" ASK YOUR DEALER FOR IT NO OTHER FIVE-CENT CIGAR CAN COMPARE "WITH IT IN GENERAL EXCELLENCE. A, KEFER DRUG COMPANY. INDIANAPOLIS SOLE DISTRIBUTERS Under the law, quails may be shot from next Wednesday, Nov. 10th, to Jan. 1st TATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO, j, LCCAS COCNTy, I 8 "' Frank J . Cheney makes.oaih thai be if the senior partner of the firm of F. J, Cheney Jc Co., doing business in the City of Toledo County and State aforesaid, and that said flrm will pay the urn of ONE HUNDRED DOL- LAKS for each and every case of Catarrh thai cannot fie ;cured by Hall's Caiarih Cure: FRANK J. CHEKKV. 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