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THE LOGANSPORT JOURNAL VOL. XXL LOGANSPORT INDIANA, FKIDAY MORNING; AUGUST 28.1896. NO- 206- Great Alteration Sale IN OUR ANNEX. Early Fall purchases in the lines of Jackets Capes and Beady Made Stuff Suits are coming in. Entrance to the annex will be closed while improvements are going on and our customers will kindly take notice to COME TO THE HAIN STORE. As the Fall season is always a short one in this department and the extensive improvements we are about to make will naturally interfere with the daily trade and in order lor you to-perhaps go out of your way a fewsteps- we Will sell every garment in the department New or Old at Strictly Cost. When we say cost we mean just what the word implies. We are ready to prove above assertion this morning. Still a great line of Shirt Waists at the cost of the material. WILER & WISE. THE ISSUES. MoKinley Discusses Them in Hia Letter of Acceptance, His Views on tho Financial Question —Considers Protection of Supreme Importance. 409 and 411 Broadway. 306 Fourth Street. Clothes up to Date . . Have been in great favor at our establishment. Fact is no one has a finer line oC woollens and worsteds to select from than ours. Important Features ... in the make-up of our clothes m ark their superiority. We are no , . , . the cheapest tailors but claim to be the best. I Carl W. Keller, Tailor and Draper. 311 Market Street See Our Prices on Granite Ware. 4 QUART SAUCE PAN... 6 QUART SAUCE PAN.... 5 QUART SAUCE PAN.. 10 QUART SAUCE PAN. 12 QUART? SAUCE PAN.. 6 QUART MILK PAN 4 QUART COFFEE POT. C PINT TEA POI....*...*. NO. 23 WASH PAN NO. 30 WASH PAN CUSPIDORS '.... 35c 40c , DOc , 65c 10c 50c 35c 20c 25c 25* T. J. FLANIGAN, 310 HarketStreet Logansport & Wabash Valley Gas Co, Natural and Artifical Gas Bills due the first, of each month, ten day's grace. All bills payable at the office of the Company, 317 Pearl Street. Special-Low rates on heaters during the months of August and September. PROTECT YOUR EYES. The Hlrchberg Optical Co., The well-Known Specialists ot New York fcave appointed I>. Al H AUK ns agent for tu'elr celebrated Spectacles and Ere' Glasien, eT«ry pair guaranteed. B. A, HA.UK has complets assortment aud Invites all to • satisfy thems'elven ot tlie gcoat superiority ot these goods over any manufactured, at the atoro of ». A. HAT7K, Sole agent for Logsnspoit Ind. NolPeddlcrs Supplied; ^1 Jin e* " J '£>TA V —<I Canton, O., Aug. 27.—Maj. McKlnley gave his letter of acceptance to tho press associations Wednesday afternoon, haying finished his last reading and revision of It at :2:30 o'clock. The letter touches upon all of the Important planks In the republican national platform, but the lirst lial; of it Is devoted to an Incisive discussion of the money question. Tile latter-Is In part as follows; ,,,,', "The character of the money which shall measure our values and exchanges, and settle our balances with one another and with the nations of tliu world, is of' such primary importance and so far-reaching In Its consequences as to call for the moat painstaking Investigation, and, In the end, »: sober and unprejudiced judgment at the polls. We must not bo misled by phrases nor deluded by false theories. Free silver would not mean that silver dollars were to be freely had without cost or labor. It would moan the free use of the mints of the United States for the few who arc owners of silver bullion, but would make silver coin, no freer to many who arp^en- pa£0d In other enterprises. . It would n'ot make labor • easier, the hours of'labor pliorter or' the pay better. It would not make', farming less laborious or more profitable: It would not start a factory or make a. demand for an additional day's labor.'-' Jfwould create no m-w occupations. It would 1 's'fld nothing to tho comfort of the masses; .the' capital of the people ^r tho woaltb'oS'fhe nation.. It seeks to Inireduce a ne.w* 1 measure- of'vnluc. but v>:iM«atld no value,'to the thing moasniwl U would not .conserve values. On thf r-r.nfrary. It woiild-deranpc all existing vn)--i>><. It would not restore business confittorce, but Its direct effioot would be to destroy tho little which yft remains. ••;.'• ,. What It Meari.t: . "The 'meaning at the coinage ;>!an!it adopted 'at Chicago Is that anyone may take o quantity of silver bullion now worth G3 cents to tho mints of the United States, have 1C 'coined at the expense of the government ar.d receive for it a Oliver dollar, whlch'.shall le legal tender for the pay- rneriCof all debts, public and private. The owner- of the silver bullion would g,'t thn silver, dollar. It would belong to him and to 1 nobody else. Other people would pet It only-by their labor, the products of their land or something of value. The bullion owner on the basis of present values, would receive-the sliver dollar for S3 cents' worth of silver, and other people would he required to-recelve it ns a full dollar ;n tho payment of debts. The government would get nothing from the transaction. Tt would- boar the expense of coining the silver and the community would suffer loss by i1 s use. The Hollar* Compared. • "We hava coined since 1S7S morr than 400,000,0011 of silver dollars, which are maintained by the government at parity with gold, and are a full legal tender for the payment uf all debts, public and private. Ho\ arc the silver dollars now In use direren from those which would be In use 'mde free coinage? They are to be of the sam .weight and fineness; they are to benr th Bamo stamp of the government. Wh would they not be of the same value? "I answer: The sliver dollars now In use were coined on account, of the govern ment, and not for private account or gain and the government has solemnly r.preei to keep them as good as the best dollars wi havo. The government bought the sllvc bullion at Its market value and coined 1 Into silver dollars. Having exclusive con • trol of the mintage, It'only coins what 1 can hold at a parity with gold, Tho profit representing the difference between th commercial valuo of .the silver bullion anr the face value of the silver dollar, goes t tho government for the benefit of the peo pie. The government bought the bullion In the silver dcillar at very much less than Its coinage value. It paid It out to Its cred Itors ana put it In circulation among thi people at Its face value, of 100 cents,'or; full dollar. It required the people to ac cept It as a legal tender, and Is thus morall) bound, to maintain It at a parity with gold which was then, as now. the reco^nlsec standard with us, and the most irnllglitenec nations of the world. The governmen having Issued and circulated the silver dor lar, It must in honor protect the holde from loss. This obligation It has so far sacredly kept. Not only la there a moral obligation, but there Is a legal obligation, expressed In public statute, to maintain the parity. Tho.T Could Not Be Kept lit Fur. "These dollars, In the particulars I have named, are not the same as tho dollars which would be issued under free coinage They would be the same in form, but different In Value. The government would have no part In the transaction, except 1 to coin the silver bullion Into dollars. It would take upon Itself no obligation. It would not put tho dollars Into circulation. It 'could only get them, as any citizen would get them, by giving something for them. It would deliver them to those who deposited the silver, and Its connection with tho transaction there end. Such aro the Bllver dollars which would be Issued under free coinage of silver at a ratio of sixteen to one. who would then maintain tho parity? \Vhat would keep them at par with gold? There would 'be no obligation resting upon the government to do It, and If there were. It would bo powerless to do It. The simple truth Is we would be driven to ft silver basis—to silver monometallism. These dollars, therefore, would stand upon their real value. If the free and unlimited coinage of silver at a ratio of sixteen ounces of silver to one ounce of gold would n* some of Its advocates assert, make 6!. cents in silver worth 100 cents, and the sllvor.dollar equal to the gold dollar, then we would have no cheaper money than now, nnd It would bo no easier to get. But that uucli would be tho result Is against reason and la contradicted by experience In all times-and In all landa. It moans the debasement of our currency to the amount of the .difference between the commercial and coh7value of the silver dollar, which is ever changing, and tho effect would be to reduce property values, entail untold financial loss, destroy confidence, Impair tho obligations-,of existing contracts, further Impoverish Vtho laborers and producers of the country,-create a panic of unparalleled severity and Inlllct upon trade and com- morca. .a .deadly blow. Against any such policy; tl 'am unalterably opposed. ':.'; i .- '->'. -\ Bimetallism. ^Bimetallism • cannot bo secured by In- depundent- action on our part. It cannot jo obtained' by opening our mints to tho unlimited coinage of the silver of the world/'it the ratio ot sixteen ounces of silver .to one ounce of gold, when the lomra'erfclal ratio is more than thirty ounces of sllverito one ounoo of gold. Mexico and 2hlna :havo tried the experiment. Mexico ias free coinage of silver and gold at a -atio. slightly In excess of sixteen and one- lalf ounces of silver to one ounco of (fold, and 'While her mints are freely open to >oth, metals at that ratio, not a single dol- itr In gold bullion Is coined and circulated tut money. Gold has been driven out of circulation" in these countries, and they are on a silver basis alone. Until inttrna- :lonal agreement Is had, It Is the plain duty of tho United-States to maintain the told standard. It is the recognized and ole standard of the great commercial na-; Ions of tho world, with which we trade more largely than any other. Elghty- our per cent, of our foreign trade for the lecal year 1895 was with gold standard ountrles, and our trade with other coun- ,rlos was nettled on a wld basis. ' • Mr. McKlmey declares that the Ic-gisla- ion during and since 1873 has secured the argest use of sliver consistent with flnan- lal safety and the pledge to maintain Its jarlty with gold. We have to-day more- liver than gold.' ' . " '' Favorn tho Cue of Silver• Honey. . 'The republican party has not been, and. „ not now, opposed to the use of'silver nonev, aa its record abundantly shows, it ' as dbno all that could be done for itu In- ' reased use, with safety and hoi,or, by t-lie Jnited States acting apart.from nihr"- -nv. rnments.- There are those who -.MIL. i.-..,;; t has already-gone beyond Ih : " ' I iiTmrtcmi iH-uucnce. ourciy we can go no further, and we must not permit false lights to lure us across the danger line. 1 "We havo much more sliver in use than any country In the world except India or Chine—5500,000,000 more, than'Great Britain; IIGCMMO.OOO more than Vranco: SJOO.OOO.OW more than Germany: 5325,000,000 less than India and S125.000.000 less than China. "The republican party has declared la favor of an International agreement and If elected president It will be my duly to employ all nrooer means to promote It. The lettei 1 declares that It is not proposed by the republican party to take from the circulating medium of the country any of tho silver we now have. On the con- Irary, it Is proposed to keep all of the sti- ver v.-c now have In circulation on a parity with gold by maintaining the pledge of the government mat 1 11 of It shall be equal to gold. farmor* nud Laborer* Suffer Itloflt. "Jl 1 there Is any one thing which should be free from speculation and fluctuation It is tho money of a country, H ought never to be ;he subject of mere partisan contention. When we part with our labor, our products, or our property, we should receive in return money which Is an stable and unchanging In value as the Ingenuity of honest men can make it. Debasement of the currency'means destruction oi values. No one suffers so much from cheap money as the farmers and laborers, They aro the first to feel Its bad effects and the last to recover from the™. This has been the uniform experience of nil countries and here, as clsewhi?:-'', the poor, and not the rich, are always the greatest sufferers from every nttcmnt ;o debase our money. Unlimited Iri'i-ili-onmblfc I'mn'r Utoney "The- silver question Is not the only issue n'fL'cctlnK our money In the pending contest. Not content with urging the free coinage of silver, its strongest champions demand that our paper money shall be Issued directly by tho government of tho United Status. This Is the Chicago democratic declaration. The St. Lou'.s people's declaration Is that 'our national money shall be Issued by the gone-nil government only, without the Intervention of banks of ISiue, bn full legal tender for the payment of all debts, nubile and private,' and bo distributed 'direct to the people, and through lawful disbursements of the gov- nrnm'snt.. 1 Thus, In addition to the free t'olm't.^o of the world's sllvei-, we- at'<? asked li> enter upon an era of unlimited Irredeemable paper currency. Fj-otff.tlon of Supremo Importance. 'Another Issuo of supreme importance Is that of protection. The peril of free sliver is a menace to be feared: we are already experiencing the effect of partial frte trade, The one must be averted: the other corrected. The republican party is wedded Lo the doctrine of protection nnd was never more earnest in its support than now. If argument wore needed to strengthen devotion to 'the American system* or Increase the hold of ihat system on the party and people It Is found n the lesson and experience of the past .dree years. Men realize In their own dally lives what before was to many of •hern only report, history or tradition. They have had a trial of both system! and know, what each has done for them. Mr. McKlnley quotes from the incssiiBCs .if President Harrlaon In December. 1S93, to show the prosperous condition of tnc- country nt 'that time. In comparison he- quotes from the messages of President Cleveland, which be declares abound with descriptions of the deplorable Industrial and financial condition of the country during hls-secohd administration. He continues: .'-.' • . • ' • . ' v .. Cuane of the Ch?inir«. "What'a- startling and sudrlon change within the short period ot eight months, from nccembcr, 1S92, to August, 1S03. What had occurred? A.change of administration- all branches'of the government ha been' 1 entrusted to the democratic party which was committed against the protectly pol cy that had prevailed uninterrupted! for more than •&. years and.brought un roc.,niuio pe to the countr y, an ,v..,«™ 0 — to,Its complete overthrow the substitution of a tartfr-forTovcnu ;?The ohanre, having been decreed inc nniuicitii integrity or trie governmen Is a menace so grave as to demand espocla consideration, and appeals to the Intelll g-once, conscience and patriotism of tho pcoplfi. Irrespective -of party or section for their earnest support. He congratulates tho country upon the almost total obliteration of sectional lines, and says that If elected he will aid to the utmost degree In his power the promotion of the spirit of fraternal regard which should animate and govern the citizens of every section ol tho republic. , INDIANA NEWS. Told in Brief by Dispatohos from Various Localities. Trance WII«IHOHH .Hunt Cease. Anderson, Ind., Aug. £7.—.Vrs M, Mcrshon, tihe revivalist, is holding a remarkable series 1 of meetings at 3!ur- liu^lon. a small town in Howhnid conn ty. Trances have become common, and at, the meeting- Monday night, it i? claimed, over 200 peopl>: were i;i a t.ra;ice and were almost urmi.'inng-e.-ibh:. Those- who did not lake a.ny slock in the trance business called a halt, brought the '.100 out of their hypnotic skill 1 , restored ordor and broke up '.he iiX'cM.ing. They have si-rvcd notico that T.I) more trances will be allowed and Mrs, M'crshor. will probably have to discontinue iJie ineetings. She does not seem able to keep the people from pass- ins; 1 into the trance stjitc. Several who h.-ivi' attiMided her nu'etings in other jilaec-s have ri'mained iu the trances week. and ?So y eiecti^srn:iroyember ; Tti: et tccts.wer at once anticipated and fe\V . • > ' - • flood Money :jfe»er Made Times Hard, "it IB mere pretense to attribute th hard tiroes to the fact' that all our cur ?encv !: li on a .gold -basis. Those who as iert thit'our present Industrial and finan cfal d«ProBBion IB the result of the gok tlanoMi' nave, not read American history firlirhtKor"-been- careful-stude'ntsvof th pvonttt •f-Vreoent • years. We. never had createl'.-prosperity 'In this 'country, In every a»M:«ot«n'ployment, and.Industry than HTthe .busy years from 18SO to 1892 duringall ofwhich'tlme this country wa nn a (told: basis and employed more gold money Hi Its fiscal and business operation ulan e«r before. We had, too, a protective tariff under -which ample revenues were collected-for tho government and an ac cumulating surplu? which was constantly Hnnlled to tho payment of tho public debt (foroparing the tariffs of 1890 and 1894, Mr M'cKlnley presents figures showing the lossI of revenue by the operation of the late act through tho decrease In exports and increase -of Imports. Ho .says: .. ••we have lost.steadily In both directions Our foreign trado has been diminished and our domestic trade has suffered Incaloul able loss. Docs not this suggest the cause of our.present depression, and Indicate Its remedy? Confidence In home enterprises has almost wholly disappeared pur shops are closed, or .running on half time at re duccd wages and small profit, if not actua loss Our men at home are Idle and while thev are Idle men abroad are occupied In HunDlylnV U3 with goods. Our unrivalled home market for the farmer has also greatly suffered because those.who constitute t—the great army of American wage-earn- ers"aro without the work and wages they formerly hafl. If they cannot earn wages they cannot buy products. They cannol earn If they have no employment, and when they do'not earn the farmer's home market In lessened and impaired, and the loss Is felt by' both producer and consumer. The loss of earning power alone in this country In the past three years IB sufficient to have produced our unfortunate business situation If our labor was well employed, and emulbyod at ns remunerative wages as In 1SD2 Jn a few months every larmer In the land would feel the glad change In the In- erased- demand for his products and In the better prices which he would receive. ' Should Open M.11U, Not Mlntn. Tt"lsnot an Increase In the volume of money/-which Is the need of the timo, but an Increase In the volume of business. Not an Increase of coin, but an Increase of confidence. Not more coinage, but a more actlva use of tho money coined. Not open mints-for the unlimited coinage of tho silver" Of the world, but open nulls for the full and unrestricted labor of American worklngmen. The opening to the world of our mints for thecolnago of silver would not bring the necessaries and comforts of Ife back to our people. This will only come with the employment of the masses, and such employment Is certain to follow the roentabllshment of a wise protective lolley which shall encourage manufacturing/at, .-home. .., The l'»rty'» First Duty. 'Protection has lost none of Its virtue and Importance, The first duty of the repub- Ican party If restored to power !n the country, will be the enactment of a tariff aw which..will ralao all the money necessary to conduct tho government, economically and honestly administered, and so adjusted as. to elvo.,preferenc« to home manufacturers and adequate protection to lomo labor and. thej homo market. We are'not committed to any special acheduleu cr-rates of.duty. They are and should be always subject to change to meet new conditions,' but the "principle upon w.hich rates'---of duty are ; Imposed remain?.the earrioi'' Our duties'should always be high enough to measure the difference between ho'wages paid labor at home nnd In com- jetlng countries,, and.to adequately protect Ainoripan- Investments and American, en'- •Wlth- reference to the subject of reciprocity the letter says: "in my judgment, congress should immediately .restore the reciprocity sections of. ha old -law, with such amendments, if my as time- and experience sanction .ia R-lse and proper. The underlying principle Jf this legislation must, however,-be strlct- y observed. . It Is to afford new markets or our: surplus agricultural nnd mnnu- actured .products, without loss to the • American laborer oC n single day's work hat he .might oihorwl.ii; procure. Mr \vrvlnlev heartily approves the dec- ar'it'lo'ru'f'f the. 1 republican'platform with rcfV'oiio'i 1 to'foreign Immigration, pensions, our 1 'mt/rcbant niai-ino-nr.d navy, civil ser- vlce'-riiform -nud- other ..Issues, but says I that t'ic r.civ and unexnected nssault unnn Klwoni.l, 1ml.. An?. ~~. — A Tnipvf'y took place at. Alexandria. Lanijlord .1..- seph Davis, of the Union hotel, pur. John Tjii n tiers, an ii-onwoi'ker. out ol'liis holri by force. This enrag-ed Landers, who got. a c]ub and la}' in wait for Davis, who, hearinp of it. 'started out to finil Lantlers. The men met in a nei<rh- b.iving' saloon 1 nnd bep-an to qnnrrel. r.nd finally Davis shot Tenders, tile ball entpi-ing- the neck just below r.h<_> ear nnd passing; through the spino, lode- ii:g- in the nmscles on the other side oi the neck- nnd inflicting 1 fntal injuries. Landers was removed to ihe hospil,-)!, but cnnnot recover. Davis g-n'vo him- .self up to the police niul was placed in jail to await the result of Landers' injuries. r.olh parties were well known, Landers being- well connected. Strange Method of Suicide. Marion, Intl., Aug-. 2". r -,Ta mi;,s K. Shaw, an 1 eccentric widower livniff hermit life in an old shanty ten miles west of he.re, committed . suicide by drowning 1 . He had two bn-rrels fastened together, one on top of the other, which formed a lonpr cylinder. . , One end contained a head, and on the other , .- hc'.-.hnd'.- mnile-a. trapdoor, 'latch, that fastened' on fehe outside, Ue g : ot -into -this di-vJng- bell 'and let tlii; trap-tlo^r fall and gradually sunk. He left a ri'ote, which was found bj- a neiglifor, which says he was 5 years old and tlie'.'spirit called him. Tie hud lived a hermit for ten years. TTe 'formerly -worked fit Connorsville, Ind., as a weaver, where he hns two sons.^ Cold Water for OriitorK. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug-. 27. — Tho United States took a hand in the curbstone discussion of tin: money question here Wednesday. . Since Judge ^ Cox held that men had ivright to congrega te in the streets a7)d discuss the question hundreds of men have da.ily tfLken possession- of the side.walk nbeut the government building. . .At the request of Postmaster Sahm 'United States Marshal Hawkins dispersed the crowd. Water was thrown on. the most talkativi; men from the. upper windows of the building. Old Folk*' Tarty. liOkomo, Ind., AugS '27.— Miss Sarah Stumbangh was .given, u surprise birthday party at her home in Burlington that was ratlier out of .tl_e usual order of society functions. The event was in honor . of Miss StuHnbaugh's seventy- sixth na.tiil anniversary. The guests and their ages were: Samuel Fellows, 79; John Gwinn, 88; .1. W. Cochran, S4; J. Appenzcllar, SO; Catherine Appenzellar, 77; W. A. Barnard, T2; Klmira Fellows. 76; W. J. Floj-d, TO. Combined age of the nine, 702 yenrs. Average age of the persons present, 7S years. Mills to Close. Hammond, Ind., Aug. 27.— Workmen employed in the Illinois Steel company's local plant have been informed that tin- furna.ce fires woiild.be drawn on Saturday afternoon; -when the mill will BRITISH CANNON. Bombard the Palace of the Usurping Sultan of Zanzibar. Reported That He Has Been Mada Prisoner—The News Received at Washington. London, Aug-. 27.—The foreign offica has received dispatches from Zanzibar stating that the usurping sultan Said Khalid having- refused to surrender Thursday morning-, in accordnnce with the terms of the British consul's ultimatum, the palace was bombarded by the warships in the harbor, and .vftor the bombardment was captured by the British sailors and marines who had been landed by the war vessels. Said Khalid was mnde a prisoner and will be deported to India. The dispatches do not mention the loss on either side. A later dispatch says that Said Khalid and liis leading-adherents mnde their escape and took refuge in the German consulate. Still later dispatches say that atnoon the palace and the old custom house were a blazing- mass of ruins. Sharp firing 1 continues on the outskirts of the city, where a force of British marines, with -100 loy-il Zanzibar-is held tho mnin road. Other sailors rind marines are bringing in the prisoners and collecting the (Jcnrl for burial. g" the bombardment of the palace the steamer Glasgow, which was owned by the Kite suh.ni] nrd carried a number of g-nns, was fired upon by the) British warships nnd immediately sunk. Dispaielips from Zanzibar s.ny that the bombarding- of tbe-pnlacc lasted 50 mirjut.es. The firing: was done by t'J» ivar ships Kaccoon, Thrush aui] Sparrow. The followers of S;iid Khalid were -itationed behind barricades and ept up a steady fire upon the British, soldiers and ruariucs, unti! their po>- *itions were carried. Jfcwii Received at W»«hlnjjton. Washington, Au£. 27.—The department of state received the following cablegram Thursday morning from Borse.y Moliun, United States consul at Zanzibar. "Khalid Bin Bargash refusing to. surrender, palace bombarded by English flefifr at nine o'clock- Thursday morning and Mp tally destroyed. Many killed. He took refuge at the German consulate. Afterwards Hamond proclaimed sultan. AU. Americans safe." WHITECAP OUTRAGE. Prominent-Farmer In Indiana Feathered- One of Rrvrnre. Blooming-ton, Ind., Aug-. -7.—Modesto, 41 small country town north of this city, was the scene of another whitecapping- outrage Wednesday night, A party of- 30 men, all masked and each grasping a- formidable-looking switch in bis hand, called at the residence of William Kay, a prominent farmer, and forcing an entrance to the house, carried that gentleman out on the highway and gave him n severe whipping, and after which a heavy coat of tar and feathers was administered. Mrs, Nellie Christman was a victim of a like outrage only a fe\^ nights ago, her home being burned by these night, marauders, while she was suspended by her wrist* to the liriibs of a tree. Mr. Kay was very bitter ia his denunciation of the outrage, and it is supposed that thd gang only c??m.-» mitted the last outrage in a spirit of revenge, ns Eay had threatened to assist in sending them all. to state prison. Gov. Matthews is greatly exercised over the matter, and has notified State's Attorney Edmocson to let no guilty men escape. IS VERY SPEEDY. close for an indefinite period. General depression in business is the cause attributed for the- shut-down, but it is given out by George P. Hyde, assistant superintendent, J .iat the concern never will be operated again by the Illinois Steel company. " Opened the Flrftt Storn, Valparaiso, Jnd.. Aug. 27.—Cal Bowman, of .Tassingong, died at the age of 73 years. He served several terms as postmaster and opened the first store in the county in 1840. •' Took a Done of 1'onou. Kockville,' Ind.,. .Aug. 27.—Otis Hall, a leweler here,, died at.Terre Haute iifter :oldng a dose of poison to secure relief !rom a headache. •..'.'. ''•"•• • Pout OfficS 1 Robbed. Taswell, Ind., Aug-; 27.—An unknown man robbed the post office here, secur- ng $SO. Officers-are on his track witl-. jloodhounds. ' • •/ • •Gettysburg, Pa.jj-AtJg. 27.—The little ipu.se used as headquarters by Gen. lobert E. Lee during the battle of j«ttysburg was total!} 1 - destroyed by ire Wednesday night. It is tho.'firstof he prominent battle relics to be de- troyed.' . Cruller Brooklyn Exceed* Twenty-Oil* . Knots on Her Trl»l Trip. riochport, Mass.', Aug-. 27.—The Brooklyn crossed the starting line on UeB speed trial at 10:40:20 Thursday mora- ing. The Brooklyn finishedat2:04:15. Actual time was four hours nine minutes. AlloVring- 20 minutes for turn-, ing, her corrected time would be thre« hours 49 minutes, and the speed about 81.60. , , | , : J ELECT OFFICERS. Tho Knight* of Pj-tlilai Transact Important Rnulncftft. Cleveland, 0., Aug. 27.—The Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias, at its morning session Thursday, elected the fol- . lowing officers: Philip T. Colgrove, of Michigan, supreme chancellor; Thomas H. Sample, of Pennsylvania, vice supreme chancellor; Albert Stclnhart, of Alabama, supremo prelate; R. L. C. White, of Tennessee, supremo keeper of records and seals; Thomas D. Mears, of North Carolina, supreme master of excheQuer; James H. Moulson, of New- Brunswick, supreme master at arms. nn .A^clffnmAOt* Seneca, Mo., Aug. -27.—The Huber Milling company, of this city, inade'-an.' assignment Wednesday to Cihaxles .\V">'. Landy for the benefit of creditors, put;" of ' $51,000 represented by preferred;'• -reditors, $GS,000 is 'due St.. Louis,banks . nnd grain concerns. ' '' j* Itloycle aiannrxcturor* Anilgo. Boston, Aug. 27.-—iIessrs. 0. J. Faxon iv, Co., of this city, and Xewark, X. J., manufacturers of bicycles and hardware, have assigned. The firm- had a reported capital of from'?50,000 toS75,- MO. • Kng-Msb. Ind.. Aug. 27.—The engine Of Level Sons' mill exploded Thursday morning nt eight o'clock, killing Tolbert, JJoodcy, i-ijgim'cr, and Samuel Dortds*. savryer. William-Cununings, f.reni.-iii, was badly scalded about the jodv and face.

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