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THE PERRYSBU11G JOURNAL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1906.
B. L. BLUB, Biltor nd PublUhtr.
PERRY8BURG, I 1 OHIO.
Happening of the Past
Five Days Narrated.
News of the Busy World Boiled
Down So that It Can be Di
gested at a Glance.
The recent forcible removal from
the Whlto Houso of Mrs. Minor Morris
wns mado the subject of emphatic de
nunciation by Mr. Tillman In tho
senate on tho 17th. Ills remarks
called out remonstrances from Messrs.
Halo, Hopkins and Daniel. In a ses
sion of two and a half hours tho house
took favorabl action on ICC pension
bills. Forty-two of tho benoflclarles
are blind and G8 are paralyzed.
Thero was an echo of Wednesday's
stormy session in the senato on tho
18th when Mr. Tillman presented hla
resolution directing a senatorial in
vestigation into tho removal of Mrs.
Minor Morris from tho Whlto House.
Mr. Daniel moved that the resolution
lio laid on the table and this disposi
tion was made of It by a oto of 54
to 8. Tho remainder of tho day was
devoted to speeches on the puro food
and merchant marine bills. After
paying a tribute to tho frigate Con-'
stitutlon and ordering an investiga
tion to ascertain the annual amount
necessary to preserve the ship, tho
house devoted the day to tho passago
of a bill providing for tho final dis
position of tho affairs of tho live civi
lized tribes in Indian Territory.
Reform in the matter or making
deficiency appropriations agitated tho
house on the 19th and the entire time
of tho session was devoted to its dis
cussion with tho exception of a short
speech for freo hides by Mr. Perkins,
of New York. Tho urgent deficiency
appropriation bll was being consid
ered and Mr. LIUauer, of New York,
In charge of the hill, set the pace by
pointing out the failuro of tho legis
lation of last year to curb heads of
departments in their demands for de
With a point of order impending tho
eight-hour clnuse of tho Panama canal
item in the urgent deficiency bill was
buffeted nbout m debate during tho
greater part of tho session of the
house on tho 22d. Speeches were
made for and against the administra
tion's canal policy. Tho question of
regulating railroad rates occupied
practically all tho time of the senate,
notwithstanding no bill with that end
Jn view has been rpported from the
Inter-state commerce commission.
A plan is under way for forming
into a combine all the big breweries
of New York City.
The British ship King David was
wrecked on Vancbuver Island, D. C,
December 13. A. Walstrom, the mate,
and six men are still missing.
Robbers blow open the safe in tho
hank of J. C. Beattle at Elwood, 111.,
secured $1,200 in cash and escaped,
leaving no clue.
Failures for the week ended Janu
ary 20 numbered 2SC In tho United
States, against 335 last year, and 37
In Canada, compared with 24 a year
Tho Schlusselburg state prison In
the fortress of that name at St.
Petersburg, famous as the place of In
carceration for so many political pris
oners, has been closed.
Tho first national convention or
ganized by a political party In the his
tory of Russia, that of tho constitu
tional democrats, opened at St. Peters
Announcement has been mado of
tho suspension of tho grain and com
mission firm of McReynolds & Co., of
Chicago. Tho statement Is mado that
the credltora will bo paid in full.
Charles PembXrton, a wealthy farm
er rosidlng near Geneva, 111., shot and
fatally wounded Hans Elneff, his farm
managor. Pemberton believed that
his wife was Infatuated with Elneff.
Eighteen men aro believed to have
been killed In a terrific explosion in
one cf tho mines of tho Detroit and
Kanawha C.oal Co. at Detroit, on Paint
creek, W. Vn.
Dr. J. L. Beck, a physician of Vine
land, N, J., was instantly killed and
Arthur Smith, his driver, was fatally
Injured by a train on the Central Rail
road of Now Jersey nt Norma.
Col. Georgo W. Robblns, colonel
during the civil war of tho Eighth
'Wisconsin "Llvo naglo" regiment,
died at his Avon, Mass., home. Ho
was 07 years of aue.
Rabbi Isaac ICaplln, cf Rochester,
N. Y., received an Infernal machino
by mail. Ho opened tho packago
cautiously and it did not explode. Tho
pollco found that It contained dyna
mlto and gunpowder.
Cardinal Gottl, prefect of tho propa
ganda, who has been seriously ill from
pneumonia tor somo days, is dying.
A passenger train on tho Rock Isl
and railroad was wrecked at Rlcovllle,
Ark. Sovqn passengers wero slightly
Injured. Tho wreck was caused by a
Charles Hamilton, an aeronaut,
dropped 300 feet With his airship at
Ormond, Fla., and escaped fatal in.
Juries by tho narrowest of margins.
Hamilton, when his airship dropped,
was pltchod forward upon tho board
walk. Ho struck heavily and lost con
sciousness. .Later it was found no
tones wore broken.
William Vandalscn, a young whlto
man, was hanged nt Louisville, Ky.,
for tho murder last fall of his sweet
heart. Miss Fannlo Portor.
Tho H. R. Bishop art salo In Now
York recently reached a total of
$117,295, moro money than was over
boforo taken nt a slmllnr slnglo day
Murray Holder and Mary Cromwell
woro instnntly killed by a freight
train while crossing tho Pennsyl
vania railroad brldgo over tho Sus.
quchnnna at Scllns Grove, Pa.
Six Jews, members of tho Warsaw,
Russian Poland, anarchists' commit
tee, who wero tried by court-martial
and condemned to death, were exe
cuted In tho Warsaw citadel.
A wild panic following a loud
shriek of "firo" brought death to 18
colored persons and injuries to nearly
two scoro others in St. Paul's Baptist
church, on tho west sldo of Eighth
Sir James Percy Miller, who was
well known in racing and military
circles, died In London. Ho won tho
Derby twice In 1S90, with Sainfoin,
and In 1903, with Rock Sand. Ho was
41 years old.
August Knelff, 1G years of age, was
shot and killed at Ashland, Pa., whllo
watching soveral youthful gunners
shoot at clay pigeons. Knelff ran and
got In tho way just as tho trap was
Felix Betelll, 25 years old, of Brook
lyn, N. Y., was stabbed to death in
tho homo of Lena Campano, In that
borough, nfter he had tried to kill both
tho young woman and her 17-year-old
Firo occurred in the plant of the
Baltlmoro chromo works. Probably
half oftho extensile plant, covering
nbout a city block, has been destroyed.
It Is lmpossiblo to estimate tho money
Tho mild winter and the absence of
frost thus far experienced is respon
sible largely for tho great increase in
tho number of cases of contagious
diseases in Chicago, according to
Health Commissioner Whalen.
Luke E. Wright, of Tennessee, gov
ernor general of the Philippines, Is
to bo the first American ambassador
to Japan, if the senato approves the
nomination which President Roose
velt will submit to it.
A prairie firo which began in the
northern part of Duell county, Nob.,
swept south over 40 miles of prairie
before being extinguished. Two
ranches and 20 head of stock wero de
stroyed nnd 12 other ranches damaged.
News has been received by Admiral
McCalla from the secretary of the
navy that Ensign Wade had been ac
quitted on all the charges In connec
tion with the Bennington disaster and
has been restored to duty.
Three men entered tho flat of Mrs.
Francesca Famallare, on the top floor
of a building on Thompson street, New
York City, beat and stabbed her and
tore from her body a belt containing
A decision was rendered in common
pleas court at Philadelphia that hold
ers of preferred stock of tho Lehigh
Valley Railroad Co. are entitled to 100
per cent, in back dividends, or $50 a
To do away with unnecessary print
ing originating In tho departments nnd
to improve the form of tho annual re
ports and other department docu
ments, tho president has issued in
structions, applicable to all tho ex
Two men woro killed, another is
missing, believed to bo under tho
wreck, and a fourth fatally scalded as
the result of a collision between a
northbound through freight and a
switch engine on the Seaboard Air
Lino railroad near Mina, Ga.
Firo at Qulncy, 111., destroyed the
huge plant of the J. B. Schoo Saddlery
Co., consisting of five brick buildings
ranging from three to five stories in
height. Flames spread across the
street and almost completely destroy
ed tho cits- hall.
Trial of tho special pleas In abate
ment of J. Ogden Armour and other
meat packers and the attorneys under
Indictment for conspiring to restrain
lnter-stato commerce began recently
before Judge Humphrey In the United
States district court at Chicago.
English Walling, of Chicago, went
to St. Petersburg to study the social
situation and was arrested because of
his alleged sympathy for and partici
pation with tho revolutionary party:
Ho Is a grandson of W. H. English,
who ran on the democratic ticket for
vice president In 1S80.
Hazing of a brutal nature was re
vealed recently during tho trial of
Midshipman Chester Bloebnum at An
napolis, Mil,, moro plainly than in any
of tho previous proceedings, Threo
fourth classmen testified that thoy had
been hazed by Bloebaum until they
wero utterly exhausted.
That there were hundreds of cases
of carelessness which deprived citi
zens of their votes at the last election
In Now York, but which wero not
necessarily criminal wag tho report
made by tho special grand jury which
was drawn to Investigate election
Testifying beforo a jury In tho Uni
ted States circuit court at New York
City in tho suit brought by tho Lon
don, Liverpool and Globo Insurance
Co. to recover a pa"rt of the Insurance
money paid by the company to Mrs.
Susan Day Parker, owner of tho steam
yacht Scythian, which was partly
burned off Marblehead, Mas3., In 1900
Capt. James Cardiff, who commanded
tho yacht, declared ho had sot firo to
the craft at tho InBtanco of tho own
Parts of Huntsvlllo, Ala., wero flood
ed by a cloudburst. Many houses wero
inundated, bridges washed away and
electric railway trafile stopped.
Tho people of Venezuela arc entire
ly ignorant of tho situation growing
out of tho rupture of diplomatic rein
tins between Franco and Venezuela. A
strict censorship la observed over all
In commemoration of St. Peters
burg's "Red Sunday" tho socialists of
Now York to tho number of moro than
15,000 marched In procession through
tho streets of tho Ltfr.tt Sldo and hold
a mass meeting in Unon square to
denounce tho Russian government
Pollcoman Thomns Malr, who wan
shot at Charleston, W. Va., by hia wlfo
through Jealousy, is dead. Tho wo
man Is In Jail.
Forty-thrco states and territories
wero represented at tho annual meet
ing of tho Inter-Stnto Nntlonnl Guard
association at Washington.
Soven striking iron workers wero
killed nnd 40 were wounded in a con
flict with gendnrmes at Nandorhegy,
Tho steamer Rocs Leo, ono of tho
largest steamboats of tho Loo lino,
plying between Cincinnati and Mom
phis, sank near Tlntonvllle, Tenn.
Tho anniversary of "Red Sunday"
In St. Petersburg was obsorved at
Warsaw, Russian Poland, by a strike
of tho employes of tho fnctorlos which
was marked by bloodshed.
An explosion of a boiler In a saw
mill four and one-half miles from Hil
comb, Wis., resulted in tho killing of
seven men nnd injury to threo others.
Tho mill was badly wrecked.
A sovero storm of alternating rail,
sleet and' snow in Chicago tied up
elevated roads, crippled other trans
portation and stopped wiro communi
cation for many hours.
A huge landslldo Is taking place In
tho canton of Vnlols, Switzerland. Tho
villages of Chamoton, which Is a place
of 1,700 Inhabitants, and Graugnay,
havo been completely evacuated.
Thousands of bales of cotton In sov
eral northwest Texas counties will, it
Is believed, bo lost for lack of pickers.
In Wllbargcs county half of tho cotton
now standing Is being offered to pick
ers to gather tho crop.
A new type of siege gun has been
completed by the ordnnnco depart
ment of the Rock, Island, 111., arsenal
and has been shipped to the Sandy
Hook proving grounds for a test. Tho
now weapon throws a GO-pound pro
jectile. Tho Brazilian turret ship Aquldn
ban has been sunk at Port Jacare
pagun, south of Rio Janeiro, Brazil,
as the result of an explosion on board.
It Is reported that 212 of her crew
perished and that only ono officer was
Col. W. D. Mann, editor of Town
Topics, testified at tho Hapgood crimi
nal libel trial In New York that ho had
borrowed nearly $200,000 from J. P.
Morgan, James R. Keene, W. K. Van
derbllt, William C. Whitney and other
The middle coach of a three-car
elevated train on tho Cyprest Hills
branch of tho Brooklyn, N. Y., Rapid
Transit Co. was derailed at an "un
controlled" switch and plunged 30
feet from the overhead structure to a
vacant lot. Of tho 12 passengers who
wen down with the car, one was killed
and the others seriously injured.
Tho steamer Queen City has ar
rived at Victoria, B. C, with Capt.
Davidson and 1C other survivors of tho
wrecked steel ship King David, which
dragged her anchor and drifted broad
sides on Bajou reef on December 13,
when the survivors left her a total
wreck. It Is believed that seven of
her crew were drowned.
A panic among tho guests of tho
Windermere hotel, Fifty-sixth street
and Cornell avenue, Chicago, followed
tho explosion of a steam boiler In tho
basement. John Rapkoch, engineer,
was killed and Mrs. Seeta May, a
guest, was Injured. Tho explosion
partly wrecked the hotel building.
At a meeting of Hebrews held at
Baltlmoro In celebration of tho an
niversary of "Red Sunday" Jacob
Pauken, of New York, aroused tho
large audience to great enthusiasm by
his appeal for funds wherewith to pur
chase arms for tho peasants In Rus
sia and a large sum is said to have
The Chinese mail which arrived at
Marseilles, France, brought an ac
count of the Invasion of Tonquin,
French Indo-Chlna, by Chinese regu
lars who encountered a French forco
numbering 400 men, of whom 150 were
Europeans. A threo hours' battle en
sued, resulting In the defeat of tho
Chinese, who lost 300 killed and 300
Tho "open shop" rule has gone into
effect In New York on all the con
tracts of the Allied Iron Trades, Iron
League and Employers' association in
that city, all of which aro Included in
the National Association of Structural
Steel and Iron Work. The enforce
ment of the "open shop" rule is prac
tically a lockout against tho Interna
tional Association of Iron Workers.
Henry Lear, ex-presldent of the
Doylestown (Pa.) national bank,
which failed several years ago has
been sentenced by Judge McPherson
In tho United States district court at
Philadelphia to five years' Imprison
ment In tho eastern penitentiary for
embezzling the funds of tho bank.
An appeal has been taken to tho cir
cuit court of appeals.
Tho demonstrations at Hamburg,
Germany, against tho proposed new
election law havo assumed a serious
aspect. A barricade was erected in
one of the streets leading to tho flsh
market and the police wero firmly re
sisted. In attempting to disperse tho
rioters tho latter opened flro with
every kind of weapon and about 20
policemen wero wounded, ono of
whom has since died.
A warm wave which scores the
highest record in teraporaturo for
January since 1890, prevailed recently
throughout tho region between tho
Mississippi valley and tho Atlantic
coast. Its crest was In Ohio, where
tho temperatures as reported to tho
weather bureau ranged from 70 to 74
degrees. South of tho Ohio rlvor is
.was less warm becauso of heavy rains
and thunder showers.
At Hopklnsvllle, Ky a mob of 300
men took Ernest Baker, a negro, from
tho county jail and hanged him. Baker
attempted n criminal assault on Miss
Mary .Gentry, aged 18.
Announcement was mado at a meet
ing of tho University of Chicago board
of trustees that John D. Rockefeller
had just given to tho university
To tho strains of the Marsollalso
moro than 3,000 former subjects of tho
Russlun craplro marched through tho
streets of Boston and later held a
mass mooting in Fnneull hall in mom
ory of their countrymen who fell In
St. Petersburg on "Red Sunday,"
Steamer Valencia Meets
MANY LIVES LOST.
Meagre Reports Tell of a frightful
Disaster on the Coast of
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 24. The steam
er Valencia, which was en route from
San Francisco with 91 passengers and
a crew of GO, went ashore at midnight
Monday night on tho coast of Van
couver Island during a thick fog nnd a
largo number of persons wero drowned
when attempting to leavo tho ship.
The steamer Is on the rocks against a
high cliff and Is likely to go to pieces
at any time. Ono boat's crew reached
Capo Bealc, 120 miles from here, at 3
o'clock Tuesday afternoon and nino
men got ashoro near tho telegraph
hut, about 15 miles from tho light
house. Two men are prisoners on the faco
of the cliff near which the steamer
went ashore and cannot get up the
cliff or return to the wreck. The sea
will probably reach them when the
tide is high. Tho men report tcrrlblo
scenes. One woman dropped her child
in tho sea while trying to hand It to
her husband who was in one of tha
When the boat's crew left thero was
a little boy running about the deck
crying for his mother, who was among
the drowned. Thero aro still about
125 persons on the wreck, with almost
certain death staring them In the faco.
The Valencia Is an Iron screw
stcam.er of 1,593 tons capacity, 252 feet
long. It was built In 1SS8 by Cramp &
Sons, of Philadelphia. During the war
with Spain the Valencia was engaged
for a time In the transport service of
the United States, conveying troops to
and from tho Philippines.
A NEW WAGE SCALE.
It Is Adopted by the Miners John
Mitchell Is Re-elected President.
Indianapolis, Jan. 24. The conten
tion of the United Mine Workers yes
terday adopted the report of the scale
committee with practically no changes.
Tho discussion of the proposition to
endorse tho plans of the anthracite
miners caused a clash between Presi
dent Mitchell and Vice President
Lewis. Considerable feeling was
shown. Mr. Lewis said he thought a
full explanation of the anthracite situ
ation should be made by the president.
He said he knew nothing except what
he read in newspapers. President
Mitchell replied that he knew no law
requiring a president to report to a
vice president, and added:
"I did not know till Monday of tho
success of the movement to secure a
conference with the anthracite opera
tors and I do not know what demands
tho anthracite minors' committee 'illl
make. The demands havo not been
It was decided that when the joint
conference between the minors and
tho operators meets Thursday tho
first demand will be presented to tho
operators for their rejection or ac
ceptance before any other demand la
made. This demand is that districts
13, 14, 21, 24 and 25 and all outlying
districts whose operators are willing
to participate shall bo admitted to tho
conference. Theso districts consist of
the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
and Michigan and tho southwest.
Tho minors decided that all tho
delegates will then be called togetho:
to consider further action.
The report of the tellers showed the
election of the following: President,
John Mitchell; vice president, T. L.
Lewis; secretary-treasuror, W..B. Wil
son. Delegates to tho American Fed
eration of Labor, John P. Mitchell, T.
L. Lewis, W. B. Wilson, John Demp
sey, H. C. Perry and John Fahey.
Removes All Opposition,
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 24, President
Livingstone, of tho Lake Carriers' as
sociation, at a hearing yesterday be
fore a board of government engineers
on tho plans for tho tunnel to be built
under the Detroit river by tho Michi
gan Central railroad, stated what the
vessel interests would llko done for
their protection during tho construc
tion of tho tunnel and his requests
wero agreed to by H. B. Lcdyard,
chairman of the board of tho Michigan
Central. This removes tho last oppo
sition to the tunnel construction.
Planned to Kill Prominent Men.
Washington, Pa., Jan. 24 In hunting
for tho murderers of Michael Carra
zola, tho wealthy Italian who was shot
at Dunlevy last wcok, Washington
county authorities havo unearthed a
plot to assasslnato some of the lead
ing men of tho country. Thoy havo so
cured ovldcnco that among thoso
marked for death was Gov. Ponny
packor. Papers aro also in possession
of tho authorities which decrco tho
death of other loading men.
Colllclon at Sea Steamer Sank.
Boston, Jan. 24. Tho loss of tho
cteamer Trojan, of tho Boston and
Philadelphia line, In collision .with tho
stcamor Nacoochce, of tho Savannah
lino, in Vlnoynrd Sound last Sunday,
was reported hero Tuesday by tho Na
coocheo, which arrived having on
board tho captain and crow of tho
Trojan. Tho nccldent was duo to fog.
Cotton Compress Burned.
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 24. Tho Mlssls
elppl cotton compress burned yester
day will) 9,500 bales of cotton, Loeb
Happenings in the Buck
INDICTMENTS FOR SIX.
They are Returned In Connection with
the Affairs of a Canton Bank
Canton, 0., Jan. 20. Corwln D.
Bnchtcl, cashier, and William Davis,
vice president of tho defunct Canton
State bank, havo been reindicted by
tho Stark county grand Jury for em
bezzling funds of tho bank and for
making falso entries. Bachtcl and
Davis wero Indicted last Soptembor,
but a clerical error was made in tho
indictments, making a dato 1904 in
stead of 1905. Tho indictments woroAgix Rpnatn nmi ui-
nolled. Tho embezzlement charges
ior wiucn xiacniei anu uavis are in-
dieted cover loans amounting to $30,.
000 which It Is claimed were mado
without warrant of lnw to Davis by
Bachtol. There were also alleged mis
statements made ns to about $300,000
of the bank's funds.
Hnrvov H. Miller, a prominent busi
ness man and politician, C. A. Walters
nnd C. C. Lawrence, former bookkeep
ers In his employ, nnd C. C. Van orn,
teller of the defunct Canton Stato
bank, havo also been indicted. Mr.
Miller is charged jointly with Cashier
Bachtel with embezzling funds of tho
bank by having a draft of a fraudu
lent nature on the Mansfield Linseed
Oil Co. cashed. Van Horn, Lawrence
nnd Walters are charged with Miller
and Bachtel with having mnde falso
entries nnd with a fraudulent Issue of
a certificate of deposit. The amounts
named are over $10.000.
Was Murdered In His Home.
West Farmlngton, O., Jan. 22. R.
K. Lewis, an aged and wealthy land
owner and cattle buyer, was tho vic
tim of one of tho most atrocious mur
ders in tho history of Trumbull coun
ty. Ho was found dying in tho kitchen
of his house early Saturday morning,
his head crushed and his clothing
saturated with kerosene oil, tho dying
man as well as tho interior of tho
room wrapped in flames. Tho discov
ery was mado by tho hired man, W. S.
Artman, who had been Lowls' com
panion slnco tho death of Mrs. Lewis
several years ago. ,
Must Serve a Flve-Year Sentence.
Columbus, O., Jan. 24. Tho su
preme court yesterday refused to
grant a motion for leave to flic In that
court a petition in error in tho case of
W. W. Lelghton vs. the state, coming
up from Allen county. It means that
Lelghton, who wns cashier of a Lima
bank, must servo a five years' sen
tence for forgery. It developed in tho
trial that Lelghton did not profit by
the forgery, nor was It his intention to
do so, but merely to make a bettor
showing for the business done by tho
bank than tho facts would warrant.
Stockholders Must Settls the Matter.
Youngstown, O., Jan. 23. In tho
caso of Hamilton Harris against tho
Interstate OH Co., on an appeal by
Matthew and James Lang, of Akron,
Judge Rogers on Mondny decided that
tho matter of two boards of directors
was something to bo settled between
the stockholders, thus overruling tho
attempt of tho Langs to havo the elec
tion of directors in Youngstown set
aside. It leaves the fight between the
Youngstown and Akron stockholders
Explosion Caused Disastrous Fire.
Ravenna, O., Jan. 24. At Mantua,
ten miles north of Ravenna, yesterday,
a gasoline tank exploded In the cloth
ing store of I. J. Hayes, sotting fire to
his stock and completely gutting tho
ground floor of the Hayes block, in tho
business center of tho town. Mr.
Hayes was drenched by the burning
fluid, which enveloped his body In
flames. He is very badly, If not fa
tally burned. Firemen had hard work
to prevent tho fire spreading.
A Mad Dog Scare.
Alliance, O., Jan. 23. Tho warm
weuther of Saturday, Sunday and
Monday brought a mad dog scaro to
Alliance. The city's board of healthy
in special session Monday, ordered all
dogs muzzled or confined. Policemen
wero instructed to shoot all .stray
dogs. One Alllanco vetorlnary killed
soven mad dogs within tho threo days.
Two citizens aro under treatment as
tho r-ult of the bites of dogs thought
to have been aflllcted with rabies.
Newsboys Defied the Police.
Findlay, O., Jan. 22. Half a hun
dred newsboys yesterday deflod tho
police to interfero with them and de
stroyed every paper purchased over
tho counter of a local nows agency.
Tho prico of Chicago Sunday papers
was raised to the news dealers to four
conts, making their profit less nt tho
flve-cent rate. Tho commissions paid
tho newsboys wero cut in two and the
price to the reader raised to six conts.
Gave Himself Up.
Cleveland, Jan. 24. Geoffrey Gib
bons, indicted soveral years ago on a
charge of receiving a bribe whllo act
ing ns Juror in insolvency court, sur
rendered himself at tho sheriff's ofllco
Tuesday aftornoon. Ho said ho had
boon In Ireland since his Indictment.
Plan to Fight a Gas Company.
Cincinnati, Jan. 24. An unconfirm
ed rumor hero is to tho effect that tho
Mnndelbaums, of Clovoland, havo pro
jected a $5,000,000 corporation to op
erate an electric lighting and power
plant in Cincinnati in opposition to tho
gas company, All attempts to confirm
tho rumor hero havo failed.
Killed by a Street Car.
Youngstown, 0 Jan. 24. Frank Pa
rollla, an Italian, was killed by a street
car Tuesday, On tho badly mangled
body was found several hundred dol.
lars In bills.
Proceedings of the Solons.
Columbus, O., Jan. 18. Tho repub
lican cnucus program on tho resolu
tion providing for an investigation of
Cincinnati municipal nnd Hamilton;
county affairs, was carried out in tho
houso yestorday. Mr. Little, of Greeno,
introduced a substltuto providing for
tho nppolntment of a bi-partisan com
tnltteo of 12 members. Tho Kealy
resolution was called up and tho sub
stltuto was referred to tho commltteo
on cities by a strict party vote, CI to
57. It Is to bo reported back on Janu
Tho resolution Introduced by Mr.
Llttlo provides for tho appointment of
a bi-partisan commltteo to consist or.
anrt appropriates $25,000 for tho ex.
Npenso 0f the investigation.
Two bills wero passed in tho senate,.
ono flxlng tho compensation of mem
bers of tho general assembly at $000'
a year. This bill, If It becomes a law,,
will glvo tho members compensation
for three years Instend of two, the
tlmo intervening until the next gen
eral assembly convenes. Tho other
bill reduces tho maximum sentence
for tho burglary of nn unoccupied'
house from five years to one.
Columbus, O., Jan. 19. Tho sensa
tion In leglslntlvo circles Thursday
was tho action of the senate in defeat
ing, by a vote of 19 to IS, Mr. Boatty'a.
bill to repeal tho Inheritance ta law
and amending tho existing lnw so as tc
raiso tho exemption from $3,000 to
$10,000. It was generally expected that the
senate, which is controlled by the
democrats by a single vote, would vote
to repeal tho Inheritance tax law, Inas
much as its ropcnl was recommended!
by Gov. Pattlson In his Inaugural ad
dress and moreover was one of the
planks In tho party platform and was:
mado by Gov. Pattlson ono of the lead
ing issues of tho campaign. When it.
camo to a tost, however, threo demo
crats voted against tho repeal of the
measure and two republicans for its.
Randolph Walton, the republican,
stenographer appointed by Lieut Gov
Harris under authority of a resolution:
adopted by tho senate, tendered his:
Columbus, O., Jan. 20. Tho senato
yesterday, by a strict democratic vote,,
with Senator Meek, republican, voting:
with them, reconsidered tho amend
ment to the inheritance tax law passed
Thursday and proceeded to tho consid
eration of tho Beatty bill which pro
vides for tho repealing of the Inherit
ance tax and by a vote of 20 to S pass
ed tho Beatty bill. Eight republicans!
were out on leave.
Senator Howe, of Cleveland, who
was ono of the three democrats who
bolted tho caucus Thursday, mado the
motion to reconsider. Senator Hunt,
of Cincinnati, also surrendered and.
voted with tho democrats, but Col..
Harper refused to vote. Howe said
that nine senators had come to him
nnd declared that the Inheritance tax:
was an Issue In their districts and.
pleaded with him to change his vote.
Columbus, O., Jan. 23. A score or
bills and resolutions were introduced
in tho general asbombly Monday. No
other business was transacted. Among
tho Important bills Introduced woro a.
primary election law by Representa
tive Bronson, of Franklin county; a
county salary bill by Representative
Reed, of Wood county, and a street
railway franchise bill by Representa
tive Metzger, of Cuyahoga.
Mr. Reed's salary bill fixes the sala
ries of county officers in counties or
12,000 population or less as follows:
Treasurer, auditor, sVeriff and probate
judge $1,000 each; clerk, recorder and'
prosecutor $G00 each, and surveyor
$500, For every 1,000 population over
12,000 $50 a year Is to bo added to the
salary of each officer until tho follow
ing maximum Is reached: - Auditor,,
treasurer, Bhorlff and probate judgo
$5,000 each; clerk and recorder $4,000
each; prosecutor $3,000 and surveyor
$2,500. Columbus, O., Jan. 24. Tho first
freak bill of tho present session of the'
general assembly mado Its appearance
In tho houso yesterday. Tho bill pro
vides that when a person is sufforlng.
"enormous physical pain or torture""
as tho result of sickness or Injury and
recovery is lmpossiblo In tho opinion
of threo physicians, an anesthetic may
bo administered to tho person at his-,
or her request by a physician and tho
person bo kept In a cpmatoso condi
tion until death results. Tho physician
admlnistorlng anesthetic is to be ex
empt from prosecution.
Tho bill was drafted by Miss Anna.
Hall, of Cincinnati, nnd was introduc
ed by Representative Hunt, by re
quest. Tho houso adopted Senator Hypes"
joint resolution providing for tho ap
pointment of a commltteo to arrange
for tho celebration by tho goneral as
sembly of tho anniversary of William
McKlnloy's birth on January 29.
Senator Schmidt's bill to abollshi
capital punishment was a special or
der on tho sonato calendar. An amend
ment wns offered providing that the
bill should not apply to any prisoner
who committed murder. Tho bill nnd
tho amondmont were referred back to
tho commltteo on Judiciary.
Trouble at Grand Reservoir.
Columbus, 0 Jan. 23. Tho stato
board of public works is in rocelpt of a
telogram from Westley McDonald, of
St. Marys, stating that tho ice on
Grand reservoir has brokon nnd
wrecked a number of tho oil derricks.
In tho resorvolr,
Four- Postmasters Appointed.
Washington, Jan. 23. The president;
has appointed tho following Ohio
postmasters: David H. Harrlman,.
West Mansflold; Henry D. Wonver
Lcotonla; William Dowcn, Louisville;.
Reuben M. Hull BoHnevllle