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IXDIANAPOLLS. TUESDAY 3IORXIXG, APRIL 8. 10Ö2 TEX PAGES.
PKICK Ü CENTS hVKKYWHKKE.
LIGHT VOTE CAST
little interest taki in tiii:
OHIO MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
In Clnrinnntl HepnMIcnn Elected a
Probate Jndtse ly a Plurality
of (Mfr 10.000.
DEMOCRATS TOOK CLEVELAND
elected school diiiector and
thcasihiih i1y 3,h( i'll it a lit v
Republicans Successful nt Toledo, Co
Inmbui, YounKittoiTn, Springfield,
but Mot at Dayton.
LOCAL ISSUES UPPERMOST
DLT MOHE REPlllLICANS xvehe
electi: than 111:3101 kits.
Result In .Michignn mid Other State
.Mayor Fleeted ly Organised
Lahor nt Hartford, Conn.
CINCINNATI. April 7. Reports from the
elections of municipalities and townships
In Ohio to-day show that cool and unfa
vorable weather generally prevailed, and
that there was a light vote cast, with very
little interest except In a few cities. Some
localities in southern Ohio report the small
est vote cast within the last decade. In
Cincinnati W. II. Jackson, Democrat, who
has served on the Superior Bench for the
past five years, was defeated for re-election
by Probate Judge Howard Ferris by
over U,000 on a totai vote of less than 42.mj.
which is only about one-half of the total
vote registered last November. The same
condition is reported In most of the sub
urbs, where many more Democrats are re
ported to have refrained from voting than
Republicans. While the vote cast in Cin
cinnati is one of the smallest on record in
recent years, the Republican plurality is
the lirgest. There were only three tickets
In the field, and the vote for the Socialist
candidate for Judge was unusually small.
Ferris received Jackson 11,951. and the
Socialist ticket less than 2.00O.
At Springfield the election passed off
quietly and resulted In a victory for the
Republican ticket. L. M. Parris being elect
ed over the present Democratic incumbent.
TV. F. Hauer, to he Board of Water Works
trustees, and Clarence E. Plant (Rep.) over
Edward L). Schaefer (Dem.), candidate for
clerk of the police court, by majorities of
1 and respectively. The complexion
of thp Council and School Board will not
be changed, each parly retaining six mem
bers. There was less than fiO per cent, of
the vote cast. This insures the re-election
of Robert Lantz (Rep.) as city clerk. The
Fourth ward, originally Republican, has a
pain in returned Republican ward officers,
and the Sixth ward, which has been in the
Republican colrmn for two years, has
swung back to the Democrats by the de
feat of Toole, the present Republican coun
cilman. The vote to issue bonds for a new
hospital was carried, but, while the city
favored a new county building, the county
precincts were against it.
Democrats again won the mayoralty at
Dayton. C. A. Snyder receiving a majority
of 1.3S3 over John R. Flotron. Down to
the Council and school board the sweep was
clean. But in the Council the Republicans
gained two, making that body a tie. In the
school board they gained one, making it
thirteen Republicans and seven Democrats.
The vote was light and the issues purely
A light vote was polled at Youngstown.
Mayor Frank L. Brown, Republican, was
re-elected over Bales M. Campbell, Demo
crat, by a substantial majority. S. S. ('on
,vay Was elected city solicitor and Jerry
XYoolley, Republican, defeated Patrick Wy
latt. Democrat, for waterworks trustee.
The Republicans will have a working ma
jority in the Council and board of educa
tion. They aho elected their entire town
rhip ticket. A proposition to issue city
bonds in the sum of 150,0") for the erection
of a City Hall carried by a big majority.
At Find lay. Metcalf. Democrat, was elect
ed mayor oyer George. Republican, by 5"0
majority. Republicans elected solicitor and
waterworks trustee. The Council now
Stands nine Republicans to seven Demo
crats, a Democratic gain of one.
At Wellston Jopos Kep.) was elected by
a majority of t-o. the rest of the Repub
lican ticket being elected except Willis
(Dem.) tor solicitor, who was elected by
a majority of seven.
At Fostorla the Republicans elected all
their members of Council and School Board.
At Bucyrus the Democrats elected all
dtv officers and councilmen.
Xt Ashtabula Jolm F. McMillan was
elected mayor on the Union Labor ticket
"cy 140 majority. The total vote was heavy,
the Union Labor party electing a majority
of its ticket.
In some localities primaries were held
for congressional and county conventions
and for nominations by popular vote. The
voting of women for members of boards
of education was n feature in some places.
At Hamilton the Democrats re-elected
the mayor and city officers by 340. with
majorities In Council and School Board.
At Sandusky the Democrats elected a
majority of the city officers and, eight of
the eleven councilmen.
At Mansfield the Democratic ticket was
elected by over :'.
At Xenla the "wets" won and Republic
an city officers were elected.
At Wooster the Democratic city ticket
tras elected with seven of the ten coun
cilmen. At SteubenviPe a Republican landslide
At Piqua the Council is a tie and the city
The Democrats carried Middletown, Tiffin,
Kenton. Chillicothe. Hast Palestine. Shel
bv. Kent. Wapakoneta and Columbus
Grove and the Republicans carried Zanes
ville. HU'.sboro. Wilmington, Warren. Sa
lem. Jackson. Lebanon. Greenfield, Ports
mouth pivI IrontoM.
At Ijondou the city ticket and members
Of Council an1 Board of Education were
about equally divided.
At Newark the Republicans elected a
mayor, the Democrat elected the rest of
th ticket and six of the eight council
men. Bonis were authorized for water
works and hospitals.
At Marietta what was known as the Re
form ticket defeated the present mayor,
who was supported by the liquor element.
At Washington Courthouse the Republic
an majority averaged less than 1.
At Celina the Republicans elect d a may
or, with the rest of the city ticket divided
At Van Wert the Republicans elected
thlr city ticket and all councilmen ex
At Uellefontalno the Democrats elected
mayor and the Republicans the rest of
At Miilersburg the Republicans elected
their entire ticket for the first time in the
history or the city.
At Urb .ma the Democrats elected a may
or and the rtst of the ticket was divided
At West Union the Democrats elected a
mayor and the r st of the ticket was Re
publican. At Troy the Republicans elected thetr
ticket with the exception of city solicitor.
The estimate on returns indicate a con
siderable average of Re publican gains.
Democrats lletiiin ( lrn'ainl.
CLKVKLAXI), O.. April 7. The folio ing
Democrats wer elected in thi city to-day:
Starr Cad wallader, school director, elefeat-
Ing II. Q. Sargent by .V" plurality; 11.
D. Cofftnberry. city treasurer, defeating
'. F. Hopp n.sack. Republican by a li k
plurality: three members f the school
council; J. L. It? illy, justieo of the peace;
six out of eleven new coune i! mm.
TIk village of Glenville, on the eastern
outskirts of the city, with a population of
Jixt voted to be annexed to the city.
Mr. Cadwall ader succeeds to Thomas H.
Pell. Republican. Mr. Sargent, up to two
years: ago. nhn he was defeated by
Thomas H. Bell. hal filled four successive
terms as school director. Mr. Coffinberry
was temporarily appointed to the oihce of
( CUN T I N IK D0 N PA (J K.Til O I 3.)
FIVE DEAD AND TWO DYING
furtheu retails of a xncnto-s
nLoonv xvork at tiscuiiiia.
How the ninrk Desperado Wan l'l
nnlly Smoked Oat. Killed and
111 Body Ilnrnetl.
TUSCUMBIA. Ala.. April 7.-:Five men !
are dead, two mortally wounded and two
seriously hurt as a result of the work of
the negro. Will Reynolds, with a rifie yes
terday while resisting arrest. Reynolds was
burned to death in his own house after be
ing fatally shot.
The dead are: Sheriff Charles Gassoway;
Bob Wallace, who was killed and fell into
the fire; Hugh Jones; P. A. Prout, shot
through stomach; Jesse Davis, shot in
head. The wounded: William Gassoway,
shot through abdomen, will probably die;
James Payne, shot through chest, cannot
live; Robert Patterson, shot in leg; James
Finney, wounded in shoulder.
Sheriff Gassoway and his deputy worked
for three days to apprehend the negro.
During this time the negro fortified himself
in a cabin near the public square and de-'
dared he would die before he would submit
to arrest. The sheriff went to Reynolds's
cabin at noon yesterday and called upon
the negro to surrender. He refused, shoot
ing the sheriff with a Winchester. Rein
forcements were quickly secured, but the
negro stood them off. shooting down six
more men up to 9 o'clock.
Meanwhile a deputy had Informed Gov
ernor Jelks of the situation and the chief
executive ordered the Wheeler Rifles to
come over from Florence, and thev arrived 1
about 9 o clock. There was no way to ad
vance upon the house without getting
within range of the negro's deadly rifle,
and an effort was made to fire the cabin
by pouring coal oil in the direction of the
place. Cotton soaked in kerosene was used
to start the blaze. Finally a house two
doors away was ignited and in a short time
Reynolds's fortification was ablaze. Rey
nolds, forced to crawl into the basement
by th? intense heat, kept up a continual
fire through small holes in the foundation.
As the flames gained volume and forced
him from the basement the negro leaped
out through the flames and faced his pur
suers. Before any could bring him down
he had fired two phots, both of which took
effect. An Instant later Rej-nolds had fallen,
a bullet from one of the militiamen piercing
his head. The body was riddled with bul
lets and throv.-n into the burning building.
A dispatch from Florence says: "Simon
Simpson, a negro, was killed as the result
cf yesterday's tragedy at Tuscumbia.
Simpson went Into a butcher shop and be
gan cursing all men who had participated
in the killing, when he was ordered out by
a white man named Walker. The negro
refused to go and advanced on Walker,
whom he struck over the head with a
heavy board, whereupon Walker ham
strung the nesrro in each leg and cut off
the thumb of his right hand with a butcher
knife. The negro bled to death. Walker
gave himself up to the authorities."
Kroes 'ot Iliin Out of Larrton.
LAWTON, O. T., April 7.-The story of
negroes being run out of Lawton is a
canard. Several small typewritten slips or
dering the colored people to leave Lawton
were posted about town, but no one took
the threat seriously. There is no excite
ment here to-day, nor has there been any.
No one seems to know who posted the
A. T. PATRICK SENTENCED
MAY 5 FIXED AS DAY OF ELECTItO
CLTUVN IX SING SIG.
Appeal Taken, AVhlch AVUI Act an n
Stay of Exeontlon for Six
31onths at Least.
NEW YORK. April 7. Albert T. Patrick,
who was convicted on March 25 of the mur
der of William Marsh Rice, was sentenced
to-day by Recorder Goff to be put to death
in the electric chair at Sing, Sing prison on
May 5. Rice died in this city on Sept. 23,
1300. An appeal to be made to the Court
of Appeals by Patrick's counsel will act as
a stay of execution pending a decision by
the higher court. The recorder, in pro
nouncing sentence, made no comment on
the jury's verdict.
To the customary question as to whether
the defendant had anything to say why
judgment should not be pronounced, Mr.
House, Patrick's chief counsel, said he de
sired to make a motion for a new trial, be
cause the verdict was contrary to law; be
cause it was clearly against "the evidence;
because it was against the weight of evi
dence; because the court erred in denying
the defendant's motion to advise the jury
to acquit: because the court admitted Il
legal and improper evidence against the
defendant's objection: because the court
excluded legal evidence öftere! by the de
fendant; because the court misdirected the
jury in matters of law; because the court
refused to direct the prosecution to elect
upon which count of the indictment it
would submit the question of the guilt or
Innocence of the defendant, and beeause it
did not appear from the record of the ver
dict of what crime the defendant had
been found guilty. The recorder denied the
motion for a new trial. Mr. House took an
exception and moved for an arrest of judg
ment. This was denied, and sentence was
then pronounced by the recorder.
It will require many months' work to
make up the case for the Court of Appeals
to pass upon. More than four thousand
typewritten pages of testimony were taken
by the stenographers at the trial, and this
will be condensed as far as possible by
agreement by the prisoner's counsel, the
prosecuting attorney and the recorder. It
is doubtful if the case will be In shape to
be sent to the highest court in the State
before the end of the summer. The last
.session of the Legislatur passed a law re
quiring that cases of murder must be
passed on by the Court of Appeals within
six months. As this bill did not pass until
after Patrick's conviction, it Is a question
whether it is applicable in Ids case.
Patrick was taken to Sing. Sing on a train
which left here at 1:V p. m. His wife, who
was Mrs. Addle M. Francis, was a passen
ger on the same train. Ossining was
reached at L':r.i p. ni. Before entering the
carriage which was to take him to the
prison Patrick kissed his wife and said
guod-byc. At the prison his beard was
shaved off and h was placed in a ceil In the
tieatti house. He will not be required to t
wear the prison uniform while he remains I
at Siny Sing. 1
POLITICAL CRANKS MEET AT LOUISVILLE AND FORM A NEW PARTY. IT COMPRISES MATERIAL OF PREVIOUS
ATTEMPTS, AND IS CALLED BY THE ALLURING NAME OF
THE ALLIED PEOPLE'S PARTY.
INDIANA'S WAR CLAIM
SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE PRESENTED
TO CONTROLLER Tit ACE WELL.
Attorney General Taylor Prepared to
Make a Strong ArKiimeiit for
Payment of Interest.
LUCKY BIDDER TO BE NAMED
CONTRACT FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS
uc ilium; to he let to-day.
Almost Certain to lie Constructed of
Indiana Limestone Bills Pre
pared by Senntor Fairbanks.
Special to tho Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON. April 7.-The auditor for
the War Department expects to complete
to-morrow his report on Indiamc's war
claim, which he will turn over to Con
troller of the Treasury Tracewell, and that
official and his deputy will give an imme
diate hearing to Attorney General W. L.
Taylor. It will require about a day for
Mr. Taylor to make his arguments. The
attorney general will make his strong argu
ment for the claim for the interest money,
as he Is of opinion that the controller will
not hesitate to allow the discount claim
of 5159.SG5.90. The law recently enacted pro
vides only for the reopening of Indiana's
claim as it was presented by Governor
Baker thirty-four years ago. As is known,
that claim was rejected in every detail and
the legislation permitting the reopening of
the claim was made possible by the United
States Supreme Court decision in the New
York case. The attorney general has
therefore been compelled to produce hun
dreds of pages of evidence to prove the
claims of interest and discount, the inter
est claim, of course, having accumulated
since the Baker claim and therefore not
Included in it and the settlement of which
Is rot really authorized by the recent act.
The discount of $15?,SG3.90 has always been
represented to be about $240,0oa. The dif
ference results from the fact that some of
the bonds were redeemed below par. To
prevent any excuse on the part of the
treasury officials for not allowing the
claim. Mr. Taylor has filed an entirely new
claim and new evidence and testimony to
cover the interest claim, which is placed
at f 4.513.72. IFis evidence shows the cost
of the war to the State of Indiana for
everv month, from month to month, from
lSftl to lSf8. It shows that the State paid
out in cash during that period S5.075.91S.
He has all the vouchers showing for what
purpose this money was expended. He
also has the books and report of Governor
Morton, who during his term, from WC to
Ivo, had kept a private set of books show
ing the expenditure of about $1.0on,o0. It
was necessary, for the government being
In the hands of the Democrats, he found it
impossible to secure and expend the money
as he desired and thought best. .
Indiana is the first State to present to
the officials a complete lino r evidence,
vouchers, etc. The other half -n States
are now hiving prepared their claims, but
if there is to be favorable action by the
controller. Indiana's claim will be settled
and out of the way before the other States
It was Intimated to-day that the contract
for the Indianapolis public building would
be awarded to-morrow. There seems to be
no longer any doubt that It will be con
structed of Indiana limestone.
Senator Fairbanks seems to be much In
demand as an orator for commencement ex
ercises. He has accepted invitations at
Bowling Green, Ky.. and Bloomington, 111.,
and has been invited to Beloit College and
one other university.
The controller of the currency to-day au
thorized the First National Bank of Rock
port, Ind., to begin business. Capital, Jli,-
0). E. M. Payne is president and William
I. Rudd cashier.
Senator Fairbanks has prepared and will
introduce bills to correct the military rec
ord of Isaac Thompson, of Churubusco;
Jacob Rinehart. of Patricksburg, and Jo
seph H. Johnson, of Covington, lie will in
troduce bills to pension Miss Julia A. F.
Bassett. of Indi tnapolis; W. F. Bunger, of
Bloomington; Rev. J. W. Dashlel. of
Moore's Hill, and Mary H. Mattingly, of
Capt. K. F. Branch, of Martinsville. U
visiting in Washington, en route from New
York, where he was visiting Lis brother.
y .V- - C ' r
Ensign Frank O. Branch, who has been 111
at the United States Navel Hospital. En
sign Branch is rapidly recovering, and will
soon be on duty again.
Senator Blackburn, of Kentucky, to-day
Introduced a bill appropriating $1,500 for the
purchase of a marble bust of the late
Senator Voorhees, of Indiana, to be placed
in the Congressional Library.
STARTS FOR CHARLESTON
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT EX ROUTE
TO THE SOUTHERN EXPOSITION.
He Is Given n Cordial Reception in
Virginia and Speak to Stu
dents nt Charlottesville.
WASHINGTON, April 7. President Roos
evelt and party left for Charleston, S. C,
this afternoon at 3:C0 o'clock. The party
traveled in a special train over the South
ern Railroad. There was a large crowd
at the station. The President was driven
to the Sixth-street entrance, instead of
B street, where most people expected him,
and passed rapidly to the train as dozens
of hats were lifted in the air. He was in
an especially cheerful mood. He spent
most of the time before the departure of
the train in chatting and laughing with
Mrs. Roosevelt and Commodore Cowies, hi3
brother-in-law, who wore the full uniform
of his rank in the navy. Secretary Hitch;
cock and a number of other government
officials were there to bid the President
good-bye. A large number of secret-service
men and detectives were spread about
the depot and several accompanied the
party on the train. The crowd cheered the
President heartily twice. As the long spe
cial pulled out of the train shed, exactly
on schedule time, the President, with face
suffused with smiles, from the rear plat
form of the train bowed low and repeat
edly in acknowledgment of the cheers and
salutes of the crowd.
Col. L. S. Brown, general agent of the
Southern Railway, is with the party, super
vising the trip over the Southern's tracks,
and the train is in direct charge of Con
ductor W. M. Johnson, who has handled
most of the presidential specials in recent
months. The train will arrive in Charles
ton to-morrow morning.
THROUGH OLD VIRGINIA.
The President Given a Cordial Greet
ing Speech to Stndents.
DANVILLE. Va.. April 7. President
Roosevelt's journey through Virginia has
been marked by extreme cordiality and en
thusiasm and he showed the keenest in
terest in the historic country through
which the train passed. His first remarks
were addressed to a small crowd at Rap
pahannock, where the train made a short
stop for water. He appeared upon the rear
platform and after bowing his acknowledg
ment said to the little gathering: "I am
now upon historic grounds."
At Charlottesville the people were out
In force, the driving rain not seeming to
dampen their spirits in the least. In the
crowd were a number of Spanish war vet
erans whom the President recognized, and
his reference to John Greenway, a former
member of his regiment who was a Univer
sity of Virginia man, caused the students
to set up a deafening college yell. The
President spoke briefly, saying:
"I had two of your university graduates
in my regiment. One. John Greenway.
used to be on your football eleven. I want
to say how glad I am to see you and what
an interesting thing It must be to every
American to come through this historic
land. As we passed by the Vista in the
woods we saw the home of the Madisons.
Your great university here is associated
with the early Presidents of our country.
"1 see before me men who were in the Span
ish war. We are here on the land fought
over by those who wore the jrray and those
who wore the blue, and these men and
their descendants now stand shoulder to
shoulder as good citizens, interested in all
that concerns the welfare of our common
nation. Applause. It is a great pleasure
to catch this glimpse of you. and I thank
you for your kindly reception." Ap
plause. Great was the disappointment at Lynch
burg. For some unknown reason the train
stopped outside the city limits and those
who had waited In the rain for the Presi
dent's coming had to be content with a
view of him through the car windows as
the train sped by the depot. At Danville
there was another large assemblege, the
President being compelled to come out on
the platform and acknowledge their greet
ing. SALISBURY. N. C. April 8. President
Roosevelt's special train arrived here at
1J:35 a. m.
Drink-Crnaed "Cop" Huns Amuck.
CHARLESTON, S. C. April 7. Michael
Sage, a policeman, crazed by drink, ran
down the principal shopping street of
Charleston this morning, firing wildly at
the crowds of people. A motorman
was wounded in the leg. but no other per
sons were atmek. There was a wild
scramble for safety and a panic among
the people on the street. Ten men had a
desperate fight before they subdued the
CA3 ITER ORDINANCE
TIIE QUESTION IS NOW BEFORE THE
Mayor Ilookvralter Sends a Communi
cation to City Fathers, Along:
with Other Documents.
S0UTHEEN FRANCHISE GRANT
II OFT E SELECTED I1Y THE nOARD OF
One of the Most Important Sessions
of the Conneil This Year Rec
ord of Smaller Affairs.
Last night's Council meeting will prob
ably go down in municipal history as one
of the busiest and most important of the
year. Ordinances great and small were
rasped and others of great public interest
were brought to the attention of the body
for the first time. From voting on the
question of admitting a big railroad to
laughing down a motion to compel the
president of Council to cease smoking
during the proceedings the members of the
body were not permitted to doze from roll
call to adjournment.
Among the more Important of the acts
cf the session were the grant of a fran
chise to the Indianapolis Southern Rail
road Company; the introduction of the
much-talked-of meter ordinace providing
that natural gas shall be burned by meter
only at a rate of '23 cents per 1,000 cubic
feet; the appropriation of an additional
$2,5no for the use of the Board of Public
Health; the introduction of a measure pro
viding that at the call of any consumer
the city engineer shall Inspect illuminating
gas meters to see if they are recording ac
curately and to examine the quality of
illuminating gas to see if it is according to
a specified standard; the passing of a meas
ure combining a dozen and more crooked
cross streets into one Improved avenue for
the benefit of Brightwood particularly, and
the whole city in general; appropriating
$16,500 to pay old court judgments against
the city; and the introduction of several
switch ordinances for the benefit of manu
THE METER ORDINANCE.
The meter ordinance was the center of
interest, not only for the members of Coun
cil, but for the score or more visitors who
waited, curious to see what councilman
would introduce it. The measure was
brought to the attention of Council by
Jacquelin S. Holliday, councilman-at-large.
In introducing it he made a short speech
explaining his attitude on the question of
rate. With the ordinance there were re
ferred to the committee on contracts and
franchises the communications from the
Indianapolis Gas Company and the Con
sumers' Gas Trust Company, which have
been published; a letter to Council from
Mayor Bookwalter, setting out in a general
way the mayor's present stand on the
meter question, and copies of resolutions
prssed by labor organizations condemning
compulsory meters at the 25 cent rate.
After referring in a "whereas" to the
ordinance of June 27. 1SS7, by which the
gas companies were authorized to use the
streets and alleys of the city and were
enfranchised. Section 1 sets out that cus
tcmers of the gas companies shall pay to
any company, firm or Individual furnish
ing gas for public consumption $1 and no
more for each month in which his con
sumption does not exceed 4"on cubic fee;,
and 25 cents and no more for each 1,000
cubic feet cf such gas supplied in each
month to such consumer in excess of 4.ojn
feet. Such gas shall be exclusively supplied
by meter measurement, and it shall be the
duty of any company, firm or individual
now or hereafter engaged In supplying
natural gas to said city, to furnish on (date
left blank). In proper working order, suit
able and accurate meters without expense
to the consumer. IYovlded. that a deposit
which shall r.ot exceed the amount reason
ably estimated of one month's maximum
gas bill may be required to secure the
payment of gas bills.
In the same section it is provided that
until the ordinance shall be Jn force con
sumers shall continue to pay for their gas
at the rates provided in the ordinance (,f
June 27, ls7that is to say, under the pres
ent contract system.
METERS SHALL BE FR EE.
Section 2 of the ordinance declares that
it shall be unlawful to require pay met: t of
any sum from any consumer for putting
in service connections or for furnishing
meters or for the use of meters.
Section ?. states that for failure to fur
nish meters any company, linn or individ
ual shall be penalized for each day such
failure shall continue. (The amount of the
penalty is left blank.)
Section 4 repeals all provisions of Section
11 in the ordinance of June 27, lv7 the old
rate clause and any other sections of the
old ordinance providing a schedule of
rates in so far as they are in conflict with
the new measure.
In explaining the reason he introduced
the ordinance Councilman Holliday said:
"At the request of persons interested in
this measure I was called upon to present
it1 to your notice. I am not at all con
vinced In my own mind that it is all that
it should be; or, admitting that meters
must be had. that the rate it provides is
the best for the interests of the people.
My- opinion at present is that 25 cents is
too high. All that, however, can be settled
by the members after examination and in
vestigation. It is a question that should
be looked Into dispassionately from every
point of view, and only settled after the
most careful deliberation and thought."
Clerk Elliott then read Mayor Bookwal
ter's letter to President llaldeman and
Council, in which he stated that, while he
could not bind himself In any way at the
(CTINT:DbNPAGir7, COL. 5.)
REBELS CAPTURE TOWN
RELEASE PRISONERS, SEIZE. ARMS
AND RETIRE TO TIIE HILLS.
Jacmel In Possession of Hnltlen In
snrgent for Twenty-Fonr Honrs
Rioting; in Jamalen.
PORT-AU-PRINCE. Haiti. April 7. A
number of revolutionists, commanded by
General Nicolas Baptiste, attacked and
captured Jacmel. a town on the south
coast of Haiti, on Saturday, occupied that
town for twenty-four hours, released the
persons who had been Imprisoned ther
and then retired to the hills, taking with
them all the arms and ammunition they
could obtain. During the fighting, wnich
preceded the capture of Jacmel two men
were killed and a number wounded. The
Haitien cruiser Crete-a-Pierot has started
for Jacmel wtth arms and ammunition for
that place, and the minister of war, V.
Gulllaume, has also left for Jacmel Aith
a detachment of troops. All is quiet here.
Rioting: at Montewo liny.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 7. There has
been rioting at Montego bay since last Sat
urday night, owing to arrests made by the
police. On Sunday night there was a se
vere fight between the police and rioters
and many on both sides were wounded.
Troops have been dispatched from Kings
ton to the scene of the disturbances.
Advices received- here this afternoon say
acting Governor Oliver and the general
commanding the troops have arrived at
the scene and the cruiser Tribune sailed
this morning to land men at Montego bay.
During the fighting of yesterday one man
was killed ard a police officer was disem
boweled. The increased taxation and an
unwise arrest vrere the cause of the
trouble. The situation is critical, but the
authorities hope to quell the rising at
an early date.
REBELS GAINING GROUND
REPORTED TO HAVE XV ON IMPOR
TANT VICTORIES IN VENEZUELA.
Tno of President Castro's Ilrothers
Defeated nnd Only RS'J of rn Fol
louvers Permitted to Get Away.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao, April
7. News has reached here that the seaport
of Tucacas, in the State of Lara, was
taken April 3 by revolutionary forces under
Solagny. German merchants at Caracas
have received information that Barquisi
meto, the capital of the State of Lara, has
been In possession of the revolutionists
since April 4.
The revolution in the eastern part of
Venezuela has made much progress dur
ing the past week, and the government has
been obliged to send reinforcements of
troops and supplies of ammunition daily to
many parts of the republic.
General Escalante and two of President
Castro's brothers suffered severe defeat
at the hands of insurgents under Rorando,
Penalosa and Ducharme, April 3, at San
Agostin, near Carupano, In the State of
Bermudez. Of the ST government soldiers
engaged in this action only 250 retreated;
the remainder being killed, wounded or de
serting. The government was defeated In another
engagement. April 4, near El Pilar, when
Its soldiers were trying to reach Cariaco
in Bermudez. On this occasion the gov
ernment troops again retreated to Caru
pano, where General Escalante is awaiting
reinforcements. Among these will be 5"0
government soldiers calied Andinos. Gen
eral Escalante hopes to take the offensive
with I.200 men.
The situation at Carupano was still with
out change April 6. There the revolution
ists and the government forces are facing
each other in an attitude of expectancy.
The town of Curnana. also in Bermudez,
is surrounded by revolutionary forces.
Government officials at Caracas estimate
that there are 3.500 revolutionists under
arms in the above-mentioned district. The
revolutionary general. Riera. is still in the
district of Coro, where his forces are
checking the government troop under Gen
eral Gomez, the vice president of the re
public. Government forces have also been routed
near Caucagua. in the State of petare,
and the Rio Chico district Is al.-o in arms.
The situation of the Venezuelan govern
ment is becoming critical. It is almost
without financial resources and. conse
quently, cannot pay its soldiers. The peo
ple are making efforts to escape forcible
enlistment In the army, and President 'as
tro has been obliged to bring troops from
the State of Los Andres. Castro va born
In this State, and the men from there are
called Andinos. The customs receipts of
the republic are decreasing rapidly.
Colombia Secures n Guiiltont.
PANAMA, Colombia, April 7. Governor
Salazar has received a cablegram announc
ing the sailing for Colombia of the gun
boat Bcsehires-Salameh. recently pur
chased from Morocco. The Be-chir-es-Sal-ameh
is a steel vessel, 22! feet j-ix inrh s
long; has a displacement of 1.2" tons, and
her speed is twelve kinds. Her armament
consists of two 17-inch breech-loading
guns and four one-pound r quirk-tiring
guns She has four torpedo tubes. The
gunboat was built in K2.
A severe earthquake chock wu Iclt Ltre
CUBAN BILL DEBATE
IT PROMISES TO HE EXCITING AND
l)ieuIon of the Reciprocity Meas
lire to Ite Conducted Without
liiual Cloture Rule.
DEMOCRATS ALREADY LOADED
PREPARER TO FIRE OFF ENDLESS
LOT OF CAMPAIGN SPEECHES.
Repulilienn Innrient" Also May
Worry ReKuIars," bnt Latter
Hope to Pass the II11I.
MINORITY TO CONFER TO-NIGHT
MR. XVATSON, TIIE REPUBLICAN
XV II 11 FULL OF CONFIDENCE.
War Revenue Tax nepeal Apprortd
by Roth HouMes and Ready for
the President' Signature.
Special to the Indianapolis 'ournal.
WASHINGTON, April 7. Debate In ths
House on the Cuban reciprocity measure,
which will begin to-morrow, will be con
ducted under what amounts to Senate
rules. That Is, a vote will not be taken
until unanimous consent to end the debate
Is reached. The result will be watched
with grave interest by the Republican
leaders. One of the reasons usually ad
vanced for cloture in the House is that
a party policy cannot be followed If long
debate is admitted with the privilege of
amendments. In this case amendments
'vill not b? allowed, but there is no restric
tion of debate. The leaders hope that
party lines w ill bo maintained in the debate
as well as when the votes are taken.
There is no question as to the result of the
votes, but the speeches of "Insurgents'
may prove demoralizing. Many of the
Northwestern members are expected to
conduct a sort of guerrilla warfare, re
gardless of party lines. Some such demon
stration may be expected from Michigan.
These diversions in the debate will force
the party leaders to be watchful while It Is
in progress to prevent big breaks at crit
The Democrats have called a conference
for to-morrow nlht to discuss the Cuban
question. There was a movement for a
caucus, but many of the Democrats re
fused to be bound by the results of the
meeting and It was changed to a confer
ence. It is not expected there will be
unity of action. Perhaps the most impor
tant thinj to be decided will be the length
of debate. The Democrats see now th.j
opportunity of making campaign speeches
without end and are not disposed to neglect
it. The partisan debate which they will
offer doubtless will have a tendency to
solidify the Republicans. When the enemy
unites for a party advantage mary of the
"guerrillas" will come in from the woods
and line up with the party leaders. It
promises to be the most interesting session
in the House for a long time.
Representative Hay, of Virginia, chair
man of the Democratic House caucus, to
day issued a call for a conference of Dem
ocratic members on the subject of Cuban
reciprocity nt 8 o'clock to-morrow night.
The call followed a petition signed by more
than twenty-five Democratic members, re
questing the conference. The move caused
some agitation on both sides of the cham
ber, in connection with the opening of the
debate on the Cuban bill to-morrow, as it
was thought to introduce a r.ewr element of
doubt as to the final vote on that measure.
The movement for a conference was under
stood to have been Initiated by those op
posed to the 1)111 with a view to concentrat
ing the minority in opposition. It was con
ceded by the supporters of the Payne bill
that a combination between the minority
and the Republicans who oppose reciprocity
would make the final isue doubtful. Rep
resentative Wat-on. of Indiana, who Is
acting as the Republican "whip" on the
Cuban bill, expresses confidence that the
bill wiU as.
The Navy Department has announced Its
conclusion to require Havana as the naval
base wjikh the United States will main
tain In Cuba under the Piatt amendment.
President-elect Palma has already an
nounced that such a selection will 1m very
offensive to the Cubans, and he suggested
that the Americans use Guantanamo,
which is as rrood as a harbor and perhaps
better stragetieally from his viewpoint.
There will be a little conflict over this
question and in the end the compromise
most likely is that the United States will
select a point across the harbor from Ha
vana, possibly Casa Bianca, and give tl.e
station that name, and not that of Havana.
It Is expected this will dispose of the oppo
sition of the Cubans, who do not want the
slightest semblance of military authority
The President has left word that when he
returns he will do what he properly can in
the way cf suggestions for the confirma
tion of Captain Crozier by the Senate, even
though the Senate committee on ml'itnry
pffairs rejected the nomination. Sen
ator Proctor, the chief opponent, had a
conference with Secretary Hoot about the
matter to-day. A hurried can vans of the
Snate shows It strongly against Crozier.
Even Senator Lodge, the very lose friend
of the President, is opposed to the con
The cor.fer.es of the two bouses
on the war revenue repeal bill to-day
r ached an agreement, the Senate rrcr.',
irg from its amendment whlh retained
the tax on "bucket-shops." It stated
that, tr.ken In consideration with the re
pealed sections of the nw. it was doul t
ful whether the Senate jrovislon would
stand, and also that it was ouite likely
thai the provisions would permit members
of stock exchanges engaging in the hu'
n ss vvhKh the amendment would prove
arnor.g so-called bucket -hop dealers. The
conference report was passed by b'Mi
houes later In the dsy and now ges to th
X x h
!t is understood that Mr. Cores, the Ni.
raguan minister here, has forwarded to l.U
government a proposition as to the price
the United States vvou'.d be likely to pay
for Nicarasuan canai rights, the proposi
tion having been submitted to the minU:r
by Secretary Hay. Mr. Hs prciMsiiio,
is slated to be in the nnl jh- of a -0 inter
proposal to that s t out I". Mo- canal pro
tocol drafted by United Si:t.s Mirier
Merry last year. Minister Core. fr Nka
riLgu. &d 'Minister Caivo, for Costa Rio,