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YOL.XVI. LOGANSPOfiT, INDIANA, SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 8. 18.11 NO. 58. DUNLAFS Celebrated Hats S T I F F and S I L K, BEST MADE, SPRING STYLES Now on Sale DBWENTBR, The Hatter. JOHNSTON BROS. "The Corner Drug Store." . ; Johnston Bros, have removed to the Cor. of 4th and Broadway, ( Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line of DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating. The nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just . . ; , received at WOULDN'T BE HUNG JOS. CRAIG'S. It is none too early to consider what you are going to get in Spring wearing apparel. Come see the things I offer for your consideration in this way. Suitings, Trouserings Fur Coatings. An Escaped Illinois Murderer Commits Suicide. Dan Porter, on the Point of Being Recaptured in a Missouri Town, Blows Out His Own Brains. CHEATED THE SALLOWS. ALEXANDHIA, Mo., March 7. — Dan Parker, the condemned murderer of Ed Smith, who escaped from jail at Quincy .last Sunday night, killed himself about 9 o'clock Friday morning at a point 12 miles southwest of Kahoka, Mo. Posses have been out hunting for him all the week and traces of him had been found at various points in Missouri, northeast~of Quincy. He was seen at St Patrick, a small town in - Clark county, Wednesday night and Thursday evening four men—Noble Butler, J. F. Kearfoot, T. M. Montgomery and L. Tober—started out to follow up the trail. They followed him 18 miles to the west and corralled him Friday morning in the house of a colored man named Meyer, where he had stopped for breakfast.- They called him out, and, covering him with Winchesters and revolvers, demanded his surrender. Porter refused, but gave up a revolver and razor. He then, pulled another revolver, and, placing it to his head, said: "You shoot or I will." Still holding the revolver to his head he backed off down the road; the four men following him within a few feet, He lowered the revolver as if to shoot, when Butler pulled the trigger of his Winchester, but missed. Like a flash Porter turned his revolver against his head and sent a bullet crashing through his brain. He fell and was dead before he struck the ground. The body was brought to tilis place and left here at midnight for Quincy. The crime for which Porter was to hang was peculiarly cold blooded. June 28 last he called Ed Smith to his door and shot him. No motive was ever assigned for the deed, as Porter 'had refused to talk. He was sentenced to hang March 20. Porter was a light mulatto and about 25 years old. There was a reward of 82,700 for Porter, dead or alive. POLITZ BREAKING DOWN. WITHIN OUR BOKDEES. Bits of Information Indiana Towns. The Italian Assassin Attempts to Throw Himself from a Window. NEW ORLEANS, March '!.— When Politz • was brought into court Friday morning' his face was "blanched and he looked a badly frightened man. He was taken iw/o a private office of the sheriff, where he created a sensation and fell into a furious rage, waving his hands in the air and beat- - ing his breast "Mamma, mamma, my wife, my wife," he screamed and then threw himself on a lounge and cried. He lay there for a long time -while the two deputies with Mm tried vainly to pacify him and cheer him up. Suddenly he jumped Tip again and once more he tore his hair and pleaded for mercy. Then he began to act like a raving maniac, and it required the combined efforts of the two deputies to prevent him from doing himself harm. He then made a rush for the window and attempted to throw himself out, but was held and finally overpowered by the officers and securely handcuffed. It is said that Politz's mind is giving way to th,e great strain he has been tinder, and that he is unable to control himself. Mayor Shakespeare has received anonymous letters threatening him with assassination in case any of the Sicilians now on trial for Hennessey's murder are convicted. During the progress of securing jurors several talesmen were approached with money to render a verdict of acquittal in case they were accepted as jurors. HONORED BY NOTRE: DAME. The Laetare Medal Bestowed on Daniel Dougherty This Year. NOTKE DAJIE, Ind., March 7.—This year the president and faculty of Notre Dame have awarded the Laetare medal to Daniel Dougherty, of Philadelphia. Maurice Francis Egan, LL. D., pror Eessor of English literature, has been dispatched by President Walsh to place the medal in the hands of Archbishop Ryan, ,of Philadelphia, who will make the presentation speech. The ceremony will take place Sunday evening it Mr. Dougherty's home in Philadelphia. Among those who have been in- fited to assist at the function are ex- President Cleveland, Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishops Corrigan, of New "York, a,nd Williams, of Boston, and Messrs, B. W. Childs and Anthony Drexel, of Philadelphia. Dr. Egan will read a poem commemorative of the occasion, and will then present the medal in the aame of the university. - Kansu* Settlers Turniuc Back. ABILENE, Kan., March 1. — Orders from Washington have stopped all entries of pre-emption on timber- culture claims in western Kansas. Settlers who has gone west seeking homes are .turning back, as they are too poor to purchase lands. Sadie SlcJlullen Busline. BUFFALO, N. Y., March 7.—The jury' in the case of Sarah McMullen, .charged with the murder of two children by throwing them "off a .bridge,; ;have returned a verdict of not guilty on the ground of insanity. The jury was out less than an hour. Interesting from Th« INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 7.—The house on Friday passed the congressional apportionment bill over the governor's veto, and it is now a law. The house passed a bill requiring railroad companies to maintain flagmen at all "crossings where there is more than one track. The house passed a senate bill making arson punishable by a maximum imprisonment of twenty years, and the burning of personal property of the value of 380 shall be arson. Both the senate and house passed the bill which makes it a crime for any banker or broker to receive deposits of money when his institution is insolvent. The bill reducing the fees and salaries of county officers has finally passed both houses, and Friday evening went to the governor for his signature. The conference committee reported, asking the senate to recede from its amendment raising the salaries of the state officers as fixed by the house and senate June 1, 1892, as' the time for the bill to go into effect. Both branches concurred in the .report of the conference committee. The bill as passed-will not affect any county or state officers who arc- now in office. If the governor should veto the bill it would not become a law. as the constitutional time for passing bills over his veto has expired. IsniAN.vi'OLiS, Ind., March 7.—The bill providing for the appointment of Indiana commissioners to the world's fair and makic g an appropriation for the state's exhibit was passed by the house Friday, the vote being: yeas, 57; nays, 20. The house adhered to the amendment reducing the amount of the appropriation from 8100,000 to 545,000. The senate refused to concur in the house amendment to the world's fair bill reducing the appropriation to $45,000, and a conference was ordered. The conference committee will report in favor of making the appropriation $75,000, and this compromise will probably be accepted. Commissions Withheld. INDIANAPOI.IS, Ind., March 7.—The governor has refused to issue commissions to Dr. Z. H. Houser as a trustee of the central hospital for the insane and John Brodle""as" a director of the northern prison, who were elected by the legislature Thursday. State Librarian Jacob P. Dunnis is the only state officer elected 'by the 'legislature the governor will commission. He adheres to his position of two-years ago that the constitution does not give the legislature power to appoint these officers, and will take the question to the supreme court again._ The governor says that in case the supreme court should hold this time that he has the power to appoint trustees and directors of the benevolent and penal institutions he will create absolutely non-partisan boards. The supreme court before which the consti tutional questions will come this time is solidly republican. Indiana Miners Elect Officers. TEBKE HAUTE, Ind., March 7.—The convention of Indiana mine-workers adjourned Friday after electing the following officers: Michael Commisky, Clinton, president; Arthur David son, Dugger, vice president; JH. < Kennedy, Brazil, secretary and treasurer. . The next convention •will" be held in Evansville in March, 1803. A motion was carried that the headquarters of the district be situated at Terre Haute. , Dcntli of a Chippcwa Indian Agred 105. SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 7.—"Old Chip," a Chippewa Indian who_ was captured when young by the Winne- bagos at his home near the Canadiai border, and who was afterward helc as -.a slave by different tribes, diet Thursday near this place at the age of 105 years. Since 1330 he had been a slave to, the chief of ; tribe of Indians near this city. He had agad rapidly in recent years, losing his mind and sight. He could move about only by crawling on hands and feet and his dried-up frame resembled tha of a mummy. A few surviving Indiana of this vicinity attended his funeral. Koch's Remedy a Failure. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 7.—The Koch remedy for consumption, so far as it has been tried in Indianapolis, is an entire failure. The patients at the city hospital give no evidence of having been permanently improved by the treatment. They are in almost the same condition as when treated. State Tax Commissioners Appointed INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March' 7.—Gov Hoyey has appointed Col. Isaac Walker, of this city, and Josiah Gwinn, editor of the New Albany Truthteller, state tax commissioners under the new law. The appointees will go into office at once. • To Inspect Live Stack. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 7.—Dr. T. L. Armstrong, government live stock inspector, has been directed to open an office in tbis,city. . Must Fajv Duties on Koch's Lymp, WASHiNG-Ssy March 7.—The treasury deparimetit has reaffirmed its. decision that ..Koch's lymph is dutiable at the rate of 25 per cent, ad valorem. Spring Opening! (To-Morrow) Monday, As promised, we are able to show the latest ideas in FINE DRESS GOODS. You can't help but admire our selections as each and every piece are fresh, clean, Noveltj styles. Each Pattern is accompanied by a plate showing yon just low to have j our suit made. We will be pleased to post you. WILER & WISE, 31S Fourth Street. I WHISTLE FOH D. A. HAUK He has the goods and prices. Best Clock for the money. Best Watch for the money. Best Spectacle for the money. Best work done for the money. No. 410 Broadway. T&e Jeweler and Optician. D. A. HAUK. American Flocks on the Decrease. BOSTON. March T.—The Boston Commercial Bulletin publishes statistical articles "based upon the agricultural department reports in which it is shown' that the total number of sheep in the country to-day is 43,431,130, against 44,S3o,072 in 1800, and consequently the wool clip will he 5,000,000 pounds less than last year, when it was 270,000,000 pounds. A I'olnt in Favor of Dubois. WASHISGTON, -March 7.—An important step has been taken in the settlement of the contest over the seat of Senator Dubois, of Idaho. His name has been put on the roll of senators and he will receive his pay as a duly-elected United', States senator from that state. Senator Edmunds says the law and precedents sustain this action. Tli'e Failure Record. NEW YOKK, March 7.—The business failures occurring throughoxit the country during- the last seven days number 265, as compared with a total of 290 last week. For the corresponding week Df last year the figures were 260. Two Men Fatally Scalded. CrscisxATl, March 7.—A drumhead ,n the river steamer Buckeye State ex- oloded when the vessel was near the .anding at Pptriot, 0. . Two men, James Tones and Samuel Hamilton were fatal,y scalded by escaping- steam. Flames iu an Ohio Town. WELLSTOS, 0., March 7.—Fire Friday >n this town destroyed ten business louses. Loss, 845,000; insurance, S36,- )00. It was principally in business louses. The town has no fire.depart- nent. — - Dentil of New York's Oldest Broker. NEW YOUK, March. 7.—Gustavus A. Sollins, the oldest member of the stock jxchange, di°.d in Yonkers Friday light. He was admitted to membership in the exchange on January 22, .835. :_.Probably on His Deathbed. MADISON, Wis., March 7.—Judge E. iV. Keys, for many years the leader ol foe republican party in Wisconsin, is lying- at his home in this city. Heart iouble is said to be the cause. SHOT "HIS RIVAL DEAD. A Feud Between Wheellne Fhj-slcl»»» Leads to a Co!d-Blooded Murder. WHEELING, March 7.—Dr. George L. Garrison and Dr. George Baird, prominent physicians of this city, met on Eleventh street shortly 'before noon. The latter applied *n offensive remark to Dr. Garrison, who drew his revolver and fired two shots, both taking effect in the head,of Dr. Baird, who staggered back into a store room and fell dead. There has been bad blood between them lor the last three years and a violent personal encounter occurred about four ^ months ago, a tragedy being prevented by the interference of friends. _ They belonged to opposing factions in the democratic party. Dr. Baird was one oft he first mayors of this city, hemg; well advanced in years. Died In ail Insane Asylum. NEW YOBK, March 7.—John Walsh, the noted Fenian who was selected by the Irish nationalists of Ireland and England for the task of rescuing the military Fenian prisoners in western Australia, and who, it is said, was wanted by the British government for suspected complicity in the Phoenix , park affair, died Thursday in an insane asylum in one of New YorkV suburbs. Population of Missouri. WASHINGTON, March 7.—The census bureau has announced the population, of the state of Missouri by races as follows: Whites, 2,524,468; colored.^ 154,131; Indians, 163; Japanese, 4; Chinese > . 413; total, 3,679,184. . Dropped Dead by His Sister's Coffin. HAMILTON, 0., March 7.-John Bap- pie an old and respected citizen, aged 70 years,' dropped dead Friday morning- while sitting beside the. casket containing the body of his sister, who died Thursday. . . _ Clothing Lockout ftt Rochester. ROCHESTER, -N: Y., March 7.-Th« clothing manufacturers of Rochester,, the most promising branch of- industry here entered on a lockout at noon.. Ix not settled soon''-SO, 000 people will b*. affected. I