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Some Details of the Report ol the Auditor of State Thereon. JOT AS POPTJLAE AS THEY WEEE. aw*!! on Bunnlng StocV Increase Nearly »2,OOO,000 Over the Previonn Tear—Spiritualist Froplietenn Predict* TroubU for Bolotl, IVis.—Woman Declared Juntifled In SliootinK Her Has- buid, TTho Had Threatened Her. Indianapolis, Dec. 23.—The annual re- yort of the department of the auditor ef state, devoted to building and loan associations, shows that the people are >ot putting as much money in these associations as they were one year ago. The withdrawals on running stock within the year amounted to $6,132,139, as against $4.f>33,430 In 1896. The bank statement recently issued shows that the deposits of the banks have Increased several million dollars within the year. The financial showing made by the reports from the auditor's office Is pointed •ut by many persons as an excellent ar- tument in favor of the establishment •f postal savings banks. Indiana at this time supports but two savings banks. Twenty-five Association.* Quit. The point Is made that the people •would welcome postal savings banks, with the security offered by the government. Twenty-five building and loan associations went Into voluntary liquidation within the year, leaving 512 now In operation. There are 137,510 persons who have money in these associations at this time. One year ago these numbered 157,267. Of the total number «f shareholders, 51,000 carry stock In the associations in this city. The authorized «apital stock of the associations within the state is $262,164,000 and the capital Block subscribed and in force $97,313,168. CALAMITY SCHEDULED "FOR BELOIT. T*wn T» Be the Scene of » Fatal Casualty Sayft u Prophetess. Anderson, Ind., Dec. 23.—Spiritualists in this city claimed at the time, and nave maintained ever since, that Mrs. lea. Wilson Kayne, who was their lecturer at the spiritualist temple in this city at the time, hadf foretold the wrecking ef the When block, which occurred in this city April 3, 1S94. It was one of the greatest wrecks from a natural gas explosion In the history of the gas belt. It seems, according to the spiritualist's story, that she minutely described what was to happen. The prediction attracted a great 'deal of attention after the explosion had occurred. Letters have Just been received in this city from Beloit, Wi9., asking if the woman had predicted the casualty as it happened. She Is in that city now and says that one of Beloit's largest factories is about to be destroyed by an explosion, and some lives will be lost. She has been given a recommendation and Beloit people are informed that if she says a dire calamity is scheduled. that it most certainly will occur. MOST RIG11TKOUS .JUDGMENT. Given by a Jury 111 a Case Whei'e the Woman Did the Shooting* Terre Haute. Ind., Dec. 23.—The jury In the case of Mrs. Cruikshanks. charged with murdering her husband, brought In a verdict of acquittal. A son aged 10 and a daughter aged 14 testified in be- kalf of their mother. The children said their father frequently threatened to •hoot their mother and himself. Mrs. Cruikshanks has said that her husband tried to shoot her at the time of the tragedy. Misses Love and Mayme Cruikshanks, of Chicago, sisters of the dead man, gave strong testimony for the defense, testifying that their brother often threatened to kill himself, and that he was a bard drinker. Grace Mitchell, 'one of the three women who testified that the defendant confessed to them that she had •hot her husband, caused a sensation In court by going up to three men from Sullivan and threatening to "get even" •with them for testifying to her bad reputation. Young TUUR I.» StlU »t liberty. Hazleton, Ind., Dec. 23.—lira Decker, the youth of this place who tried to pass a forged check on a Princeton bank, and who shot Town Marshal Murphy, of Patoka, who attempted his arrest, made his escape through the woods and fields to the neighborhood of the Morris bridge, where he stole a horse and rode homeward, turning the animal loose after reaching here. Deck- •r breakfasted at his father's home and then left by way of a rear fence, hiding himself in the bottoms. Constable McAfee procured bloodhounds and . followed the trail for several miles without overtaking the fugitive. "Editors Should Ue Hiippy. Wabash, Ind.. Dec. 23.—There is a prospect of six libel suits growing out of the defalcation of County Treasurer Holdeman, at Goshen, Two firms of attorneys feel aggrieved over their connection with the case, and propose to vindicate themselves in the courts, Xo- tlceof such intention against theGoshen I>emocrat in six eases and the Goshen Times in three nave been filed, but the papers decline to make retraction, as they are permitted in mitigation of damages to do, and say they will fight the action to the court of last resort. Hnuteo Ha-s a Pretty Soft Thinp. Kokomo, Ind.. Dec. i3.—James Ge.rg- ory, who. with William Hauten. was arrested last week, charged with burning a block of buildings at Center. lr. this county, had his preliminary trin' this week before Justice DeHaven. o 1 ' this city. Hauten testified that Gregory set flre to the block to get insurance. Gregory was turned over to the circuit court. It is understood that he will testify before the circuit court that Hauten alone is guilty. WrdtsrU Is a Man Who Acts. Indianapolis, Dec. 23.— Charles T. WhtUell, the undertaker whose pr»establishment of a morgue in a residence neighborhood has *r«at«d suoh a furore, atole a march, on fcta opponents will the city covgjBl Tuesday by m»vlmj into the building;, plac- ing his sign over the door, and standing his hearse in front. An ordinance has been introduced in the common council, and in order to prevent opposition from other undertakers who already have morgues in residence neighborhoods a clause was inserted exempting morgues already established. The ordinance will not be passed for a week or more and by Whitsell's move Tuesday he comes under the exempting clause. Klondike Bight at Your Doom. Franklin. Ind.. Dec. 23.—The streams of Brown county, &. few.- miles south of here, have been found to yield gold of the finest quality, that, on the market, brings from $21 to $22 an ounce. When, a few years ago, a half score of natives were working, quietly, washing sand from the creek bottoms.many may no w be seen picking up 'the precious metal on the points of knives, transferring it to small bottles and finding it profitable. The Trouble with the Glass Men. El wood, Ind., Dec. 23.—The four trades of window glass workers are again arranging to amalgamate under a. new national association. The feature under which it seeks to organize is to obtain a wage settlement satisfactory to all. Present rates, however, will not be disturbed, but by next July the association expects to be strong enough to demand their wages of manufacturers. Help for Franklin College. Indianapolis. Dec. 23.—As a result of a meeting of Baptist ministers and laymen in this city it was resolved to increase the educational fund of Franklin college with $100,000, and.a committee of laymen was appointed to co-operate in the work. Assurances were given that John D. Rockefeller, of New Tork, who had already contributed by gifts, would aid in seeing the work enlarged. Plat* Glass Strike >"ot Ended. Kokomo. Ind., Dec. 23.—Contrary to reports which have been given out, the plate glass strike is not yet ended. The company has been taking the names of non-union men willing to work, which is Interpreted to mean that the company will resume as soon as enough men of this class can be secured. Put Out His Father's Eye. English, Ind., . Dec. 23. — Clarence Dehoney. 10 years old, while playing with a popgun and paper wadding, struck his father accidentally with a paper bullet, and destroyed one eye. Killed In a tog-Way. ' Jeffersonville,Ind.,Dec. 23.—Tony Russell was caught in the shafting at the car works log-way yesterday, and his left arm was torn off. ^_ TWENTY HURT AT A CROSSING. Three Will Perhaps Die—Stuce Full of People Struck hy a Train. New York, Dec. 23.—Twenty persons were injured, three perhaps fatally, a: a grade crossingon the Delaware, Lackawanna and AVestern railroad between Passiac and Delaware, N. J., last night. They were in a stage which was struck by a train. That any of them escaped is regarded as marvelous. The victims, all cif Passaic, are as follows: Probably fatally hurt—William Crane, driver, arm and shoulder broken, injured internally, probably fatally; William Moran, head and body badly cut. skull believed to he fractured; Charles Swen- kle, skull fractured, face cut. and injured internally. Seriously injured— Michael Burns. Lena Dennett. Michael Ernest. John Feeny. John Hay, Paul Jeffry. Harry Johnson, Margaret Kitchen, Samuel McAlpin. John Nixon. George Roberts. Hugh Tobin, William Roberts and Nellie Wa^hdyke. arm broken, head cut. In adition to these, several were slightly hurt. All the victims are employed In Wo them & Aldrich's mill at Delawana. about two miles from Passaic. They ride to and from their work in a big covered stage. There were thirty-six persons crowded into the stage last night. Jury Commission Liiw Is Valid. Chicago, Dec. 23.—The supreme court of Illinois! has declared the jury commission law to be constitutional. The Weather We May Expect. 'Washington. Dec. 23. —Foliowine: are the weather indications for twenty-four hours fromS p. m. yesterdav: For ludiwia and Illinois-Fair, warmer weather; westerly winds. For l^ower Michigan—Fair weather: westerly winds. For Upper .Michigan and Wisconsin— Generally fair weaiher; warmer: westerly winds. For Iowa—Generally fair weather; warnwr; westerly to southwesterly vrinde. THE MARKETS. Chicago Grain aud Produce. Chicago, Dec. 22. Following were the quotations on the Board of Trade today: Wheat—December, opened 99M;C, closed 99c; January, opened SoV-jt', closed 93%c; May. opened SS'kiC, closed 93y 8 c. Corn—December, opened and closed 26%c; January, opened 26%c, closed nominal; May, opened and closed 29%c. O»ts— December, opened 21%c, closed 217-jc: May, opened and closed 22%c. Pork— December, opened and closed nominal: January, opened $S.60. closed $8.62^; May. opened $S.S5, closed JS.STU. Lard •December, opened and closed nominal; January, opened and closed S4,52Vi. Produce: Butter — Extra creamery, 21c per fb; extra dairy, 19c: fresh packing stock, 12c. Eggs—Fresh stock, 20c pt-r rioz. Dressed Poultry—Turkeys. S©lflc per n>: chickens, 5^4(3 i 6Vic; ducks, $(;, Potatoes — Northwestern, 50(5£ 5Sc per bu. Sweet Potatoes—Illinois, S2.OOiS52.T5 per bbl. ' Chicago Live Sitock. Chicago, Dec. 22. Hogs—Estimated receipts for the day, 47,060; quality good; left over about 2.400; .market active and feeling easier: prices generally oc lower: sales ranged at $S.OO®3.4"> for piss, SS.SnftS.s-Vs tor light, $3.25@S.30 for rough packing. K, 35 .52Vs for mixed, and ?3.35fff:!.;i2V_' for heavy packing and shipping lots. Cattle—Estimated receipts for the day. ii'.000; quality very fair; market rather slow on shipping and local account: feeling steady: good tots were strong. while the common grades ruled easy: quotations ranged at S5.00(g5.50 for choice to extra steers, S4.50@'o.OO good to choice do.. $j.40(f?4.S5 fair to good. f3.75ij£4.40 common to medium do.. $3.70 §"4.20 butchers' steers. SS.OOisfS.75 stockers. J3.60(g'4.15 feeders. $1.90(B3.SO cows. $2.6<Hg!4.5fl heifers. S2.25ff4.80 bulls, oxen and stags. $firstname.lastname@example.org Texas steers, and f3.50lg6.50 veal calves. Sheep and Lambs —Estimated receipts for the day, 10.000: quality fairly good: market rather active; feeling strong: prices unchanged and quotations ranged at J3-W@4.60 westerns. JS.10@4.SO natives, and W,30@ 6.25 lamfcs. Dec.. 22. "Wh^aj—Steadier: No. l.narthern. ilc: No. 2 fbang, s»@Sic: May, SJHc. Com iadSf-Ko. S, JtjriMre. di.4fc.JTrm; S *»«e, «vfS4*'c. Rye—N«. 1 4?" PREPARING THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING. A CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE. An Incident In the Life of an Observing Traveler. Several winters ago I had arrived at Odessa from Asiatic Turkey. The unlucky yellow fla\j, hoisted by command of the visiting surgeon of the port, compelled the brig I was in to tioss about in the roadstead for a week before it was admitted to the quarantine harbor. Then I was required to send my clothes for fumigation, and at the end of another week the authorities permitted me to land and take np my quarters in the lazaretto for 14 days more, "on suspicion of plague." The Odessa lazaretto is built in the form of a quadrangle. Each room is separated from its neighbor by a double wall, between which a sentinel talsea his station to see that neighbors hold no communication with each other. There is a small courtyard in front of each room, and a double iron grating— GUARDED BT TWO SOLDIERS. one row of grating a few feet before the other—keeps the prisoners from any personal contact with the outer world, represented by- the restaurateur and his aids, the surgeon and the chaplain. In the room adjoining mine were confined a Greek and a young woman, who passed a portion of their time in singing to the music of a guitar and occasionally a tambourine. Much of the rest was spent in eating, drinking and sleeping, to judge from the long intervals of silence. But there were noisy episodes which conveyed strong proofs that the lady could scold as well as sing, and sometimes the quarrels.rose to a terrible pitch, a thump, followed by a scream, furnishing the climax. It was Christmas day. The snow fell heavily, deadening the sound of the church bells, which, through a broken pane, reminded me of the holy festival. I expected to hear my neighbors sing hymns. My own time was devoted to iny books— the only relief to an enforced solitude. Toward evening, while the guard slept, 1 distinctly heard the voice of the man Greek. He seemed to be growling rather than speaking, and in the intervals of his silence I heard the female sob Not a very "merry Christmas." thought L Sometimes one voice rose above the other. The one was shrill, the other load and angry. Then there was a scuffle; then all was tranquil. Night had fallen, and 1 had hoped the parties had gone to sleep. But again the murmurs, the expostulations, the outbursts, disturbed my quiet. And now the woman became voluble, and spasmodic bursts of grief alone interrupted the torrent of her eloquenca Often the man called out what appeared to be "Silence!" adding a few words, none of which was distinct enough to be caught, in a minatory tone. Then came another straggle, words, bitter words, stifled cries, a heavy fall, a scream, silence again. I could not sleep. What had been the issue of the last quarrel? Had the "peace and good will" taught by the Redeemer, whose natal day the outer Christian world was celebrating, ultimately prevailed, and were the recent antagonists illustrating the .Horatian maxim that the falling out of lovers is the renewal of love? Or had the last fall so stunned the feebler of the two individuals as to render the revival of either love or anger temporarily impossible? I was not long in doubt It was past midnight when I •vras awakened by dolorous cries and heavy sobs, vehement protestations and earnest apostrophes in the voice of the man I knocked loudly at the wall to suggest silence. He evidently did not heed the knocking. I called out in good Italian. "Be quiet!" It was of no avail. 1 roused up the guard and asked him what was the matter with the gentleman. My custodian suggested he was drunk. I could not. however, divest lay mind of the idea that a deed of darkness had been perpetrated. The night wore away. I could not sleep. I no longer heard the voice of the woman. Even the man's voice was hushed. But instead of the usual sounds my ear was assailed with knockings on the floor and a noise as of a saw or file at work. When the restaurateur came round in the morning to take orders for breakfast, 1 told him what I had heard and suggested that the lady might be ill and need medical aid. He went next door, but was sent away with the intimation that nothing was wanted. Two or three more days elapsed. The time had arrived for my release. On the very day indeed when I was to be emancipated my neighbors were also to be freed. I heard the officers arrive next door. Some words were uttered, followed by an altercation. Then the man cried bitterly. What could be the matter? More officers came. The man was fettered and taken away. Where was the woman? He had stabbed her in his anger, and under some absurd notion that her existence would be forgotten by the authorities he had taken up two planks and deposited the dead body of the poor girl beneath them. This explained the operations which followed upon the si- I lence. When I was released, I saw my ' quondam neighbor sitting in a veranda of the place where I went to reclaim my fumigated apparel, guarded by two soldiers. He was a little old man of malignant aspect. . 1 remembered having seen him at the harbor with a handsome young Greek whom 1 supposed to be his child. No one knew exactly what their relative position was. It was enough that he had shed her blood on Christinas night. W. A. GILCRIST, The Treating Habit. It was Pope Telesphorus, who died before the year 150 A. D., who instituted Christmas as a festival, though for some time it was irregularly held in December, April and May. But for centuries before there had been a feast of Yule among the northern nations whose great enjoyment was in drinking the wassail bowl or cup. Nothing gave them so much delight as indulgence in "carousing ale," especially at the sea< sou of short days when fighting was ended. It was likewise their custom at all their feasts "for the master of the house to fill a large bowl or pitcher, to drink out of it first himself, and then give to him that sat next, and so it went around. " This may have been the origin of that popular American custom known as "treating. " It is certain that upon our Christian observance of this glorious day have been ingrafted habits taken from rude and barbarous people. The Difference. First Goose—What's the difference between a Christmas turkey and a Christmas girl? Second Goose—I dunno. First Goose—Why. one is dressed to kill, and the other is killed to dress. Reminder of an Old Cnstom. Hundreds of old country people, especially of Irish birth, will remember the Christmas candle which is lighted and placed in the window ac midnight of Christmas eve and allowed to bum there on the successive nights until it is all consumed. It is one of the most interesting of all the customs associated with the re' igious celebration of the Christian festival It is symbolic, of coarse, of the "Light of the World," but some hold that with the mistletoe, the holly and the festive practices of the season it goes back to Druid or pagan origin and is derived from some olden symbolism of the returning warmth of the sun. However this may be, it is not generally known that the custom has been preserved in Canada to *>"g day by a few old country people, comparatively speaking, to whom Christmas would not bear its holy message without the tall wax candle shining in their window. TREATMENT FOR WEAK MEN. TRIAL WITHOUT EXPENSE. The famous Appliance and Remedle* of theErieMedical Co.nowfortheflMttune offered on trial without axpense to «nr honest man. Not * dollar to be paid In advance. Cure Effects of Errors or Excesses In Old or Young. Manhood Fully Restored. How to Enlarge and Strengthen Weak, Undeveloped Portions of Body. Absolutely unfailing Home Treatment. No C. O. D. or other scheme. A plain offer by a firm of high standing. Charles Sine is home for the holiday vacation from Island Park military school at Chicago. Bow's This! We offer One Hundred Dollar* row»rd foi tny case of Catarrh that cannot be cured bv Ball's Catarrh Cure, 7. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, 0. We, the undersigned, bave known F. J Cheney for tne last 15 years, and believe bin; perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any ot^ LUrations made'.by their, firm. Wrsi & TRUAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo OWo- «?ALDIKG, KlJiNAS 4j MAHVIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. 0. Hall'8 Catarrh Cure is" taken inwardly, ac\ ing directly upon the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. Price, 75c per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonial* lent free. Hall's Family Pills are the beet. Mary A.. Gordon has been diTorced from Everett Gordon. Rheumatism Cured in a DIJ. *'Myfitic Cure" for rbeuma'lsm and neuralgia radically curts in 1 to S days. Its action upon the system is remarkable and mysterious It removes at once the cause and the disease immediately disappears. Ihe first dose greatly benefits. 75 cents. Sold by W. H. Bringhurst/druggist, Logansport, Peru, Ind., Dec. 4, 1897—"I taHe pleasure la saying- that we think highly of Hood's Sarsaparilla. I have a stomach trouble and It has done wonders for me. It has also helped my husband."—Mrs. Lee Hawkins, box 159. Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. The pension board was In session today. A bottle of Dr. Wood'i Norway Pine Svrup in the house saves doctor's bills, saves trouble, and very often saves precious lives. Gives almost lostaot relief in cases of coughs, colds or lung troubles uf any sort. Newspaper Advertising In the United States. A book of two hundred pages, containing a catalogue of about six thousand newspapers, being all that are credited by the American Newspaper Directory (December edition for 1897) with having regular issues of 1,000 copies or more. Also separate Suite maps of eacli and every State of the American Umon,namiDg those towns only in which there are issued newspapers having more than 1.000 circulation. This Dook (issued December 15, 1897) will be sent, postage paid, to any address, on receipt of one dollar, Address The Gee. P. Eowell Advertising Co..10 Spruce St.Jsew York. McCoy's New European Hotel COR. CLARK AND VAN BUREh .fS. CHICAGO. FIRE PROOF. One block from C. R. I. *. F. «.iid L. S. A: M. S. Railroad depot. Improvements costing $75,000.00 have just teen completed, and the house no* offers every convenience to be found in any hotel, including hot and cold water, electric light and steam heat in every room. Rates 75 cents per day and upwards. First ciass restaurant in connection. WILLIAM McCOY, Owner and Proprietor. PIANOS Nothing More Acceptable ms » Holiday Present than a fine Piano. Previous to February 1st we offer unusual inducementsto out-of- town buyers. Upon receipt of mail order will ship piano subject to examination, to be accepted if found as represented and satisfactory, otherwise to be returned at our expense. Good Stool and Scarf with each piano. Correspondence solicited. Catalogues sent on application. Old instruments taken in exchange. Our mail business is extensive and we guarantee careful selection from our large stock of Steinway, A. B. Chase, Hazelton, Sterling and Hurrtington PIANOS. Seeond-knd Squrex, $ 25. ipirardi. 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