PRICE TWO CENTS.
SEN. HANNA HAS I LEADING PAPER
Physicians, However, Believe He
Will Recover from the
Announcement of His Malady
Made After a Consulta-
His Condition Not Immediately
Serious, Altho It May
Washington, Feb. 5.Senator Han
a is officially pronounced to have ty
phoid fever. The following bulletin
was issued by his physicians immedi
ately after the consultation at 9
o'clock this morning:
Senator Hanna has typhoid
fever. The diagnosis is confirmed
by the complete blood examina
tion reported this morning by Dr,
Edward $ehron. The senator
rested farily well last night, and
this morning his temperature is
100. pulse 82.
President Roosevelt walked over
from the White House this morning
personally to inquire after the sena
tor', condition, "nespent UnVni u*t
f twoi I my city, the laboring men and the rail
at me notei. roads to handle the crops of Canada to
Tests Show Typhoid.
CFrom hi* latest photograph.?
MILES OF DEAD FISH
SHOAL O HERRING DRIVEN
INTO THE ENTRANCE TO NANA.
IMO HARBOR DOG FISH.
Special to The Journal.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 5.For he
third time in a month a shoal of her
ring crowded into the narrow en
tran ce to Nanaimo harbor, on Van
couver island, and literally smothered
to death. The waters of the harbor
were inadequate to support he
seething mass of fish, and for several
miles along the shore the bottom of
the harbor is covered to a depth of
three feet with dead bodies of he
herring, and the tide leaves he beach
white as it recedes.
The phenomenon is considered most
remarkable. It is a mystery why the
first and third shoals of fish entered held its first meeting to-day.
the harbor, but it is known that the The committee consists of Senators
RPoond shoal was herd ed in by dog Hoar. Piatt (Conn.), Spooner, Cockrell and
fish, Just as a og herds sheep. The, Pettus. -KII nl
larger fish were preying on the
So thick do he herring become
the harbor at times that fishing boa ts
are literally lifted out of the water.
LouisArthur E. Little, ticket agent at ment and will devote his time to the Knox
union station, rode out to Bellfontaine ceme- farm of 300 acres at Valley Forge. Father and
and committed snicide on the son will engage In the business of raising blooded th?v...yesterday terv yesterday ami CUUILIIUCU M j"
grave of his mother by swallowing carbolic acid. cattlo
tEAD BY LIND
In Reply to Representative Vol
stead's Speech on Canadian
Minneapolis Journal Declared the
Leading Minnesota Repub
the Pg. of ou
Dr. Behrond made two tests. The
first one showed the presence of he country.
typhoid baccilus. he second merely But for those reasons alone I would not
confirmed he first. The physicians advocate it for a moment unless I were
will issue no further bulletins before firmly convinced that it Is for the benefit
of and vital to the future and permanent
interests of the whole antion.
For Greater America.
There are men on this floor, and I hope
many of them, who will live to see 150,-
000,000 English speaking people on the
North American continent. Think of it-
150,000,000 English people speaking tho
same language, the same literature upon
this great North American continent
bearing that in mind, is it not a vital ques
tion, is it not a question that appeals to
every patriotic American, that appeals to
every economic consideration, whether this
great mass of unified ethically, sociolog
ically, historically connected population
shall co-operate and work together hand
in hand in amity, in brotherly rivalry and
American energy to develop this great
continent for a greater America?
he, ojmers or
a to participate in the
developmenft and exploitation of that great
I want to say to you 'hat I would in
finitely rather see a greater America on
this continent than any portion of the
greater Britain. (Applause on the demo
That is the question Involved here. Are
we to continue a policy, of nagging and
belittling a people just as great and just
as'good as we are, making allowance for
numbers, relatively speaking?
It is poor poliey, it is riot the part of
wisdom, and I want to say, my fellow
members, it is not. republicanism in the
state of Minnesota. And it is to demon
strate that fac% that I rise on this occa
sion rather than to address myself to a
question at length.
W. W Jermane.
evening unless some unexpected de
velopment occurs. The doctors say
he case of typhoid is "irregular."
The question of sending for mem-1
hers of Senator Hanna's family was I
discussed with the physicians this
morning and it was decided that it
was not necessary at present. Mrs.
Hanna, Mrs. Medill McCormick, a
daughter, and Miss Phelps, a niece, are
already here. Mr. McCormick is ex
The members of the family not he re
are Mrs. Parsons of Cleveland, a
daughterDani el Hanna, Cleveland, a
son L. C. Hanna and H. M. Hanna,
both of Cleveland, brothers of he sen
ator. The latter is spending he win
ter at Thomasville, Ga. Mrs. Prentiss
Baldwin of Cleveland, a sister, was
he re recently, but has gone to Thom
asville. Mrs. J. Wyman Jones and
Mrs. J. C. Morse, sisters also, are in
Those in consultation over the oase
were Dr. Rixey, who has been his reg
ular attending physician here, Dr. G,
Lloyd Magruder and Dr. Behrond. The From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,: times jnistress of Jherself.^and made
president arrived during their consul-'
tatlon. talked earnestly about the
case and expressed his warm sympa
thy. Then he walked back to he
The senator IB being closely guard ed
from visitors. His sole diet is milk.
Mrs. Hanna insists on personally at
tending he patient much of the time,
but a trained nurse began duty to-day.
The physicians say that the outlook
is hopeful for recovery and that the
crucial point in the illness should be
passed in about a week. They say th at
the case is what is known as irregu
lar typhoid and is less serious than
most cases of that illness. It is some
what like walking typhoid, which ac
counts for he recent fluctuations in
he fever and general conditions of he
he physicians are now making a
test of the condition of the kidneys. It
is realized that the senator's advanced
age and his rheumatic conditions
make the case a more serious one
than in a younger man, but the belief
Is expressed that he will recover tho
he will be confined to his bed for a
considerable period. The present plan
Is to take him to Thomasville, Ga., as
soon as. he is able to go.
POOR IN ASIA
Consul Greener Confirms Report
of Activity in Manchurian
The Stocks of American Flour in
Vladivostok Are Not
Viva Fitchpatrick Tells How She
Met and Married the De
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Feb. 5.This morn
ing's issue of he Congressional Rec
ord contains the remarks made yes
terday in the house of representatives
by Representative Lind in reply to
Representative Volstead on Canadi an intere st in the trial of Samuel C.
Mr. Lind had read at he clerk's ing, when Viva Estelle Fitchpatrick,
desk a Dispatch editorial headed, the alleged wife of he defendant and
"Playi ng Horse," and The Jour-j he state's star witness, took he stand,
a 1' reply thereto, under date of! Gowned in black with coat and hat
Fe b. 1. To this he added th at part of of the same color, effectively setting
Governor Cummins' message to he off the pallor of her round, regular
Iowa legislature relating to he tariff
question and then sat down.
When introducing The Journal
editorial Mr. Lind referred to the
paper as he leadi ng republican news
paper in he state.
Mr. Lind said he wished it under
stood he was not influenced by any
local or personal considerations in his
advocacy for Canadi an reciprocity.
Continuing, he %aid:
It would undoubtedly be very desirable
Testifies That He Lived with Her
After Marrying Dr. Bur
The Defense Evidently Planning
to Attack the Reputation of
Hazzard reached its height this morn'
Washington, Feb. 5.Some days
a go a dispatch from this bureau quot
ed Consul Miller at Niu-chuang, China,
on the question of the future Ameri
can flour trade in China, Manchuria
and southeastern Siberia. The picture
drawn by Miller was not attractive.,'had told her goodby after saying th at
On account of the rapidly increasing she was not his legal wife. A all
wheat acreage and numerous new other times she calmly, if sadly, an
flour mills in those countries it was
predicted th at he American flour
trade there would decline, and in a
few yea rs practically cease.
Consul Miller's report is to-day con
firmed by Consul Greener at Vladi
vostok, Siberia. says th at
years preference in Amur province, but. lat- d"u?on"her"^iSV to"?
terly a great change has come about. insinuation was stout
There is a quantity of American flour gw^nXed
now on hand there, but no market
for it, and no new imports are bei ng
Greener says American flour will
hereafter not find a good market in
Asia, except in a year of crop shor t
ages in he Ussuri country or Man
churia. Manchurian flour is getting
he upper hand very fast, and Harbin
is becoming he central point. Gree n
er also speaks of the boom in mill
building in Harbin and the rapid ex
tension of wheat fields in Asia.
The Asiatic farmer is accustomed
to sma ll wages and small profits. This
results in cheaper flour than can be
made in he United States.
The Manchurian railroad, whose
rates are abnormally high, has es
tablished he ow rates on wheat and
flour fr om Amur province to Harb in
of 14 cents per thirty-six pounds. Thlp
rate operates against Siberian wheat
and flour as well as against America n,
and is stimulating Chinese agricul
ture in a wonderful manner.
W. W. Jermane.
ria says uu
a go American flour had the,
Senatorial Committee, Appointed at His
Request, Holds First Meeting.
Washington, Feb. 5.The committee ap
pointed at the request of Senator Dietrich
to investigate the circumstances sur
rounding his recent indictment in Nebras
ka in connection with postoffice patronage
Senator Dietric submitted al
the papers, including the indictment, the
record of the trial and acquittal, and af
fidavits from all persons concerned.
Beed Knox, who has been acting as con
fidential clerk to his father, the United States
attorney general, has resigned from the depart
features, the young woman known as
"Wife No. 2" held he attention the
entire morning, Tho evidently some
what excited, the witness was ,at all
an entirely favorable impression,
She told the tale of Hazzard's de
sertion with a direct simplicity and
nev er once in a long and minute cross
examination did she contradict her
self. Tears came to her eyes once
when she told of haw he defendant
swered the questions put to her
A effort on the part of Mr. Stiles
to wring damaging admissions from
her showed plainly one line of he
defense, but this was met by the wit
ness with an apparent frankness and
unconcern. The lawyer asked many
three questions relative to the kind of life
f a J% ee leadin whil i
What is your full name?" asked
"Viva Estel le Hargrave
"Are you he woman heretofore
spoken of as Viva Hargrave or Viva
I reply to question by Mr. Jelley,
he witness then proceeded to tell of
her arrival in the twin cities last
March. She said she was met in St.
Paul by the defendant and came di
rectly to Minneapolis. The next day
they visited St. Paul to be married.
Keep the Wedding Quiet.
"What reas on did Mr. Hargrave give
for going to St. Paul to be married?"
asked Mr. Jelley.
"To keep our wedding as quiet as
"Why did he want to keep it quiet
"He said he did not want he
American Credit and Indemnity com
pany to know that he had taken he
additional burden of supporting a
When they had arrived in St. Paul
stated that Mr. Hazzard
left her for about an hour, and, re
turning, took her to Court Commis
sioner Gallick's office in he court
"What, was said in the office?"
"Mr. Hazzard spoke to Mr. Gallick
and said. 'Make it short, old man,' and
Mr. Gallick performed a brief cere
"Making you man and wife?"
A Paper Handed to Her.
"Was there any certificate given?"
"There was a paper handed me."
"What did you do with it?"
f'l gave it to Mr. Hargarve
"What did he do with it?"
"'He put it in his pocket and I have
never seen it since!"
"Do you remember the words used
,$ Continued on Second Pagi
JACOB LITT IS
I W THE TBDST
Proprietor of the Bijou Theater
Becomes a Power in Theat
He and Dingwall Responsible for
Formation of the Greater
Special to The Journal.
New York, Feb. 5.To A W Ding
wall, Jacob Litt'fl right-hand man, be
longs the credit for laying organized
the Greater Theatrical Syndicate.
it was who conducted the negotiatio ns
between he trust and the Stair &
Havlln interests. The result of his
work is now apparent. It means the
direct control of'600 theaters, located
all over he country, under what is
actually one management,. and he in
direct control of as many more. It
means also that Litt & Dingwall have
WAR OR PEACE?
Russia and JapanWe'll Flip a Penny to Decide Which.
Korea (the bone of contention)-It's All the Same to Me-It's Heads They Win, Tails I Lose,
become a power in the theatrical
About sixty productions, nearly
every one of them first-class, will how
be conducted under the auspic es of
he combination, while virtually every
attraction of enough importance to
arouse attention even in a- one-night
stand of consequence must be-routed
thru the offices of the new organiza
The new trust embraces the inter
ests of he Frohmans, Klaw & Er
langer, Nixon & Zimmerman, Rich &
Harris, Lift & Dingwal l, Al Hayman,
and Stair & Havlin. It took Ding
wall a year to bring it about, but he
Recently A. W Dingwall has been
manager of Lltt's Broadway theater.
A one time he was manager of Mc
Vicker's theater In Chicago, and, prior
to that, was associated with Mr. Litt
in the management of his theaters in
Minneapolis and St. Paul, where, as
"Sandy" Dingwal l, he practically had
his start in the theatrical business.
New York Tribune Launches a
Boom for Former War,
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado- Building:,
Washington, Feb. B.The New
York Tribune this mornin g, in a first
page article, notes a strong sentiment
in th at state favoring the nomination
of Elihu Root for governor if he will
have it. This sentiment has crystal
ized since Root's eloquent address on
Roosevelt before the Union League.
The Tribune also says Root will go
as a delegate to he Chica go conven
tion and probably make the speech
nominating Roosevelt. The delegates
at large, who will be selected by early
March, probably will be Senators De
pew and Piatt, Governor Odell and
former Governor Black.
W. W Jermane.
ADMIRAL SCHLEY IS ILLh
HERO O SANTIAGO SUFFERS AN
ATTACK O TUB 4*RIP, BUT I S
Washington, Feb. 5. Admiral
Schley, who has been suffering with
a light attack of the grip, was e
ported better to-day. was able
to leave his room. ':.J2:r,
FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, 1904. 20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK
Party Seems Inclined to Adopt
Republican Doctrines as
Both Williams and Lind Are
Their Slogan Is to Be the Cry
"American Trade for
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Feb. 5.In a speech
which he delivered in congress on
Ja n. 21, John Lind of Minnesota, in
he opinion of many thinking demo
crats, struck the keynote of what will
The New Democracy.
The democratic party, under Mr.
Williams' leadership, is forgetting he
things which are behind, and is press
ing forward to he more practical and
attractive things which are before.
It is no longer a tariff-for-revenue
party in the old Cleveland and Car
lisle sense. That policy has served its
day and generation. A best, *it de
veloped, a type of statesmen who were
merely academicians. Their con
stituents had no direct interest in pro
tection, for they had nothing to pro
tect. Now, howeve r, the situation is
changing. Manufacturing, mining,
export trade, and a general revival and
extension of ^commerce, are making
themselves felt all over the south. Mr.
Williams is himself of the opinion
tat no tariff plank of he Gleveland
pattern could now receive southern in
dorsement. and his associates e
alize that the tariff has come to stay,
and that it would be folly to uproot it,
even were he opportunity offered.
What they want to do I to adapt
themselves to it, and by a system of
reciprocity with countries north and
south of he United States, make he
south a real force in the financial and
commercial life of the nation.
I is a far-reaching plan, but Mr.
O ONE MOR E DAY
Japan Expected to Commence Hostilities Within
Twenty-four HoursRussian Viceroy Has
Reply Ready for Delivery.
RUSSIA PLAYING FOR TEMLBJ
All Depends Upon ReplyDelay Kills
Hope of Peace.
London, Feb. 5.T he first news th at
he Russian reply was despatched last
night to Viceroy Alexieff came to the
legation from he Associated Press.
The legation officials confess they are.
pessimistic regarding "the result, as
Japan is merely waiting on Russia.
International banking houses in
consta nt comunication with their own
agents in the far east, profess a more
tranquil feeling than he stock ex
change members and" the Bank of
England officials. They admit the sit
uati on is serious. Tho business is al
most paralyzed, Russian and Japanese
securities are holding their own well.
Scarcely any business is bei ng ^trans
acted on he stock exchange. Not $25,-
000 was open for he account where
normally there would be $2,500,000.
"If it is true," he London. Globe's
naval expert says, "that a Japanese
fleet is cruising off Wei Hal Wei it
points to its assumption of a position
of great strategetical importanc e.
From this point its scouts can effect
ively watch he movements of the
Russian fleet at Port Arthur and stand
between them and he straits of Ko
rea while at the same time it would be
able to prevent an attempt of he
Vladivostok squadron to effect a
junction with the main Russian fleet."
REPLY SENT EAST
Russia Regards Japanese Demands as
St. Petersburg, Feb. 5.The Rus
sian reply to"--Japan" has been for
warded to Viceroy Alexieff. 'If he ap
Garrison at Fort Arthur Strengthened
Naval Reserves Commissioned.
Port Arthur, Feb. 5.All reserve
ships of the Russian Pacific squadron
are now held in full commissio n.
The regiments of he Third East Si
lef por Art
Manchuria Will Not Be Evacuated Unless Russia Is Compelled to
Do So by Force of ArmsJapanese Warships Seem to Have
Blocked the Operations of the Russian Fleets and Prevented
Their Conjunction in the Straits of Korea.
Washington, Feb. 6.In the opinion of a diplomat conversant with the
far eastern situation, the Tokio government will not wait longer than to-day
for he Russian l'eply, unless a satisfactory intimati on is received as to it
The feeling in Japanese circles seems to be increasing that Russia is
merely playi ng for time to prepare for the blow Japan is expected to strike,'
government on Monday.
The feeling in the higher circles
continues to be th at Russia has of
fered substantial concessions, but that
she cannot meet Japan's wishes re
garding Manchuria or agree to Japan
ese fortifications in southern Korea.
It is intimat ed in unofficial quarters
that if Japan should offer a counter
proposal that Russia guarantee Chi
na's Manchurian treaties, irrespeetive
of he ultima te sovereignty of the pro
vince, there might be a chance of
It is argued th at this settlement
would safeguard he existing commer
cial interests of all he powers in Man
churia, and it is contended that if
Japan demands more this would e
veal her ulterior ambitio ns which
would be inimical to the interests of
not only Russia, but of he very pow
ers which now sympathize with Japa n.
Russia will not declare war, nor be
gin hostile action if the negotiations
break down. Russia will remain
quiescent until attacked.
be one of the dominant planks in the
national democratic platfo rm this
yeara demand th at he United
States shall be as potent financially,
economically and industrially as he
Monr oe doctrine is politically. This
speech commanded the applause of
he democratic side, and the thoughts
which it suggested have received seri
ous consideration at he hands of he
Mr. Lind's speech was in part an
amplification of he speech which he
delivered In the middle of December,
advocating reciprocity with Canada,
and which was cordially indorsed by
John Sharp William s, he leader of
the minority. The fact th at Mr. Wil
lia ms has be en able to bring he solid
south over to his position in favor
of reciprocity with Canada, and with
he whole world, for that matter,
shows that public sentiment in that
section is broadening and growing
more intelligent. With he promise
of an isthmian canal, whose benefits
he south clearly foresees, southern
business judgment has rapidly veered
around until it now stands on all
fours with he policy so ably advo- strengthened by arrival the Sev
cated by Blaine, and emphasized by
McKinley in his last public address,
Mr. Lind takes he ground th at as
the Monr oe doctrine includes the
whole American continent, American
trade should be equally extensive, Williams believes that it can be
Trade follo ws lines of longitude, not! worked out. Mr. Lind stands by him.
of latitude, and has done so since They would have the democratic con-
the dawn of history. The peoples of.vention at St. Louis adopt a plat-
different American latitudes, produc- form demanding the reservation of
ing different classes of goods, manu- American trade for American nations,
factiired and agricultural, will in he I and a system of reciprocity arrange-
end* trade with each other, and no! ments shutting Europe out of Sou th
artificial tariff barriers will long?v be
permitted to interfere with such a
QUIBBIiE OVER KOREA
Russia Objects to Japanese Fortifica
tions on the Coast.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 5.A diplomat
who probably is in closer touch with
the Russian side of he negotiations
than any other person says th at Korea
has again become he most difficult
matter for adjustment.
Russia, he says, cannot agree to
Japanese fortifications in southern
Kore a. "If he Japanese government
is sincerely desirous of avoiding war,"
he adds, "it will find it in the reply,
when it arrives."
brigade, which recently
hur, are taking temporary
along he .Chinese railroad,
Tn or Arth
brigade of conscripts. Stores
of provisions and coal are being accu
mulated and all the necessary military
and Central America and Canada.
This is he ground which he e
publican party has for years been
pledged to occupy, but which it has
not occupied, owing to he strong in
fluence of oertain high-protected in
dustries in the New England and other
eastern states. If the democratic
party should declare in St. Louis along
the lines of he Lind speech, it would
put the republican party on the de
fensive in nearly one-half of he north
ern states, more especially those of
he middle west.
W. W Jermane
0 ACID FOECED UPON HER
Ml83 Gapp, Victim of a Mysterious As
Special to The Journal, i:?,r
Sioux Falls,# S. D., Feb. 6.Miss Julia
Gapp, vwho one night last week was the
victim of a mysterious assault, a man
having tried to force her to drink car
bolic acid, has disappeared. Since the
attack she has been very nervous and
frightened, evidently fearing another visit
from her assailant. No trace of her can
be found, S*"
The honse committee on labor yesterday hea
arguments on the eight-hour bill. Samuel Gom
peis and other* s^k*.
works are bei ng actively pushed for*
The Russian population is tranquil.
Very few Russians are leaving, but
many Japanese merchants are selling
out and going home.
Russians in Korea.
Tokio, Feb. 5.Newspapers her*
publish telegrams saying th at 20,000
Russian troops have been concen
trated in he Yalu valley with the
probably intention of seizing north.
Korea. It is added that hope of
maintaining peace has been aban
WOULD REGAIN MANCHURIA
Chinese Mandarins Want Offensive
and Defensive Alliance.
Shanghai, Feb. 5.Yuan Han Shai,
he commander of he Chinese im*
perial army and navy, and he vice,
president of he war board, have me
morialized the throne, urgent ly in
sisting upon an offensive and defen
sive alliance to regain Manchuria.
The memorials .maintain th at the
Japanese are better prepared for war
than the Russians, and are disinter*
^Disorder in Korea, i
Seoul, Korea, Feb.. 5.Nine thou
sand undisciplined armed coolies and
soldiers in the capital '.march the streets
day and night. Many are deserting
daily with their arms and ammunition.
Raiding ^and plundering of villages
goes on. unchecked. The legations
have vainly protested again st the pres
en ce of -these u^discJpUned, guards in
vSejajL ..Diplomats..Concur in the be
lief th at he city would have been
sacked but for the foreign troops.
,.w4 Order** G^oGtiB Cancelled. 4::^
mercial firm, tradi ng with Japan has
received a cipher, message cancelli ng
he executi on of a large order. The
circumstances connected with the
transmission of the message indicate I
that he Russo-Japanese negotiations
have been broken off.
Doubt if Reply Will Delivered.
Londo n, Feb. 5.A dispatch from
Tokio says it cannot be.doubted that
Japan has preliminary knowledge of
he nature of Russia's answer, but it
is insisted in some quarters th at the
reply will nev er be sent. This view is
strengthened by the news of Russiaa
Surgeon for Japan*
San Francisco, Feb. 5.In the event
of war Dr. Nicholas Senn, the eminent
Chicago surgeon, expec ts to take
charge of the surgical department of
the mikado's army. Dr. Senn arrived
here yesterday on his way home, and
is looki ng for a summons from tha
Japs Leave for Home.
Vladivostok, Feb. 5.Over a thou
sand Japanese embarked for Japan
yesterday.' Three other steamers are
on he point of sailing for Japan with
Japanese families, including many who
letf he Nikolskoye and Usuri regions
on Wednesday last.
Won't Sell Ships.
Santiago, Chile, Feb. 6.Congress,
has refused to pass the bill providing
for he sale of he battleship Captain
Prat, the protected cruiser Chaca
buco, the torpedo gunboats Almiranto
Condell and Almirante Lynch and tha
transports Maipo and Aconcagua.
Russian Fleet Returns.
Port Arthur, Feb. 5.The Russian
fleet has returned he re and taken up
its anchorage outside he harbor. I
was maneuverin g, it is reported,
against sixty Japanese warships off
Wei Hai Wei.
Cables at Sender's Risk.
New York, Feb. 5.The significant
announcement that telegrams for
Japan and Korea can be accepted only
at sender's risk was made to-dav by
he Commercial Cable company.
Town in Java Reported to Be
Swallowed Up in Volcanic
Amsterdam, Feb. 6.Advices re
ceived here say. that an entire town
in the* island of Java, Dutch East
Indies, has be en swallowed up by a
volcanic eruption and that hundreds
of persons were killed.
TO LESSEN LYNCHINGS
Virginia Legislature Passes a Bill With
That Object In View.
New York Sun Special Servioe. "$
Richmond, Va Feb. 5.A step in .the
direction of lessening the number of lynch
ings was taken in the legislature yester
day by the introduction of a bill providing
that the victims of assault and other wo
men who have knowledge of the case shall
not be compelled to testify in open court,
but that ttteir depositions shall be taken
in private and. afterward read to the jury.
The majority of lynchlngs are said to
be to save the victims from being obliged
to testify. _,. 2,~r
Mobile Ala.The council of biahopB of th
African Methodist Episcopal church is in session
here with bishops present from Georgia, Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, New York.
Tennessee, Michigan. Kansas and Africa. Bishop
H. M. Turner of Atlanta presided.
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