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TTIE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1902.
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Reclining anl Holling Chairs for parlor and
trt. Carrying Chairs. Wheeled Couches. Food
fcterlliirs ar.J Desiccators. Feeding and Spit
Cup. Electric Belts, Insoles and Batteries.
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of love. It Is true that adventure la a
Fuprerae element In the modern short story,
but when the adventure is one of love it
makes the best sort of story. Kvery story
which deals with human beings must deal
with man and woman. Place a man and a
woman in any position in which they are
of Interest to each other and to the world,
and what is the result? Almost invariably
a love story."
"What do you think of women as short
"Everything! "Woman is in her element
In this sort of work. Her fine sensibili
ties and her strong emotional power es
pecially fit her for it. She is decidedly
the equal of any man in this field. In
deed, it Is my opinion that in time women
will drift more and more toward the work
and men will leave It and take up the se
rious and heavier side of literature. Fic
tion and poetry are women's best field;
history and politics belong to man.
"But the short story is not dying out.
It Is pTowlng- shorter and more popular
Trait of Dickens.
"One peculiarity about Dickens I remem
ber well," writes Mr. Justin McCarthy In
his chatty article on celebrties.
"He had an intense love for the open air,
and even In the depths of a London winter,
If he came Into the house of a friend and
entered a room the windows of which were
closed, his first business seemed to be to
throw all the windows open, and make the
apartment as breezy as it could be made in
a London street.
"Curiously enoutrh. that sort of nervous
trepidation which I always felt in the pres
ence of Dickens never possessed me when
I came near to Thackeray, although Thock
eray had by far the more Imposing appear
ance. "I have a melancholy recollection which
can never leave me of a dinner party to
which I was invited at Thackeray's house.
I had written something In a daily news
paper on a subject of controversy, which
then deeply interested Thackeray, and lie
had Invited me to dine with him. and have
a talk over the whole matter. That dinner
party never came off. for Just before the
rtav fixed for It Thackeray was found dead
In his bed."
To Serlnllie or Not to Serialize?
It is ?a!d that Mr. Kipling's new book,
which is to be brought out in the spring,
will not be i?ued serially in any maga
tine; and The American Author, in which
the rumor Is printed, goes on to surmise
that "perhaps successful authors are be
coming convinced that serializing their
works tends to injure the after sales."
This Is a long-mooted question, and though,
like all such matters, it is subject to argu
ment, yet the facts in the case are rather
convincingly in favor of the serial. Mrs.
Ward's 'Mle:nor" was published serially,
but. despite this. It had an Immense sale;
and later "The Right of Way," which also
ran in Harper's Magazine, met with .m
even more pronounced success when pub
lished In book forn. So that the question
still remains open for discussion.
Vnannr'n Honor I.Ist.
FOUG HKK HPS I K. X. Y.. Feb. 17.-The
honor list of the senior class of Vassar
College was announced to-day bv the fac
ulty. It is: Clara Eliza Axtell, Nashville,
Tenn.; Isabelle Dunham. Cleveland ). ;
Helen C. Heath. Concord. N. II.: T.'mtly
Hlnkle. Puughktep.sie. N Y.; Klizabeth
Forest Johnson, t'tlca. X. Y. ; Grace I.u
ella Kemp. Newark. N J.; Elizabeth
Moore. St. Louis. Mo.; Luella Orr. Denver,
Col.: Winifred Klblet. Pa.; Elizabeth
Manley Smith. Portland. Me.; Uepsie Davis
WiUon, Brooklyn, N. Y.
The following students received honor
able mention: Fanny Praddow Simpson,
New York city; Bestie Ja.-kson Talmadge!
Hammondport, N- V.; Susan Amelia Ton
ner. Erie. Pa.; Millkent Todd, Amherst,
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From the reserve stock in the
several hundred Men's Cassimere Suits. Some are in medium weights
and suitable for the approaching season. Damage from smoke and water
is appreciable in some instances and in many lines not discernible now.
They show price depreciation about as follows
Some $7.50 Men's Suits are marked $2.50
Some S10.00 Men's Suits are marked $4.00
Some S12.00, $13.50 and $15.00 Suits are marked $5.00
Some $15.00, $16.00 and $18.00 Suits are marked $6.00
Some $15.00, $20.00 and $25.00 Suits are marked $7.00
Some $18.00. $20.00 and $22-00 Suits are marked $8.00
Some $18.00 Suits are marked $10.00
The same ratio of depreciation follows in Shirts and Underwear brought from the
basement yesterday. Repairs to the floor in the boys' and children's room will delay
that department for a few days
CONGRESS OF WOMEN
i)Ai;irn:s of tiik aüikhicax
REVOLUTIO.N IX CO.WKXTIOX.
Sirs. C. XV. Fairbanks, President Gen
ernl, Opens the .Meeting mid In
Greeted with Applause.
POPULAR WITH DELEGATES
AXD WELL POSTED OX ALL POIXTS
OF I A It L I A M 1 1 X T A 1 1 Y LAW.
Her Address of "Welcome Illinois and
Xw York Trouble Given An
other Brief Airing.
Sj-eclal to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. The eleventh
annual continental congress of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution convened
at 10 o'clock this morning at Chase Grand
Opera House, with Mrs. Charles Warren
Fairbanks, wife of the senior senator from
Indiana, In the chair and over SOO delegates
present, it was a representative gathering
ot clever women, the majority of whom
were handsomely, though not showily,
gowned, and in every way typical of the
noble and sterling qualities characteristic
oi' the men from whom they are lineally
descended. The inttrlor decoration of the
theater was not so gorgeous as at previous
congresses, owin? to the generosity of the
Daughters in giving the use oi' it to-night
for the play performed for sweet charity's
sake by the society folk of Eastern cities.
The opening of the congress to-day
marked the llrst occasion when Mr?. Fair
banks officiated as president general of that
body, she having been elected at the close
of last year's session. Being very popular
with the delegates she was loudly ap
plauded when she came forward to an
nounce that the time had come to, begin the
work of the convention. The chaplain gen
eral of the society. Mrs. WilMam A. Smoot,
of Virginia, Invoked the divine blessing on
the proceedings, after which the audience,
fully 1.500 women, sang the "Star-spangled
Banner," each one Joining In with a will.
For some minutes after rising for her ad
dress Mrs. Fairbanks was silenced by the
tumultuous applause that greeted her and
she was several times interrupted during
its, delivery. Mrs. Fairbanks became famil
iar with parliamentary law and ' the posi
tion of the platform" while a girl at e l
lee, which training has formed the basis
of her successful work lu clubs and char
itable affairs. Her method of presiding
over the deliberations of the national so
ciety of the Daughters of the American
Revolution augurs well for the future of
that organization, and indicates that this
most notable gathering of patriotic women
may yet hold congresses and conventions
that shall win the admiration ol the world
tor the way they are eoneiucteei. A woman
parliamentarian sat on the right of tho
president general but seldom was it neces
sary to consult her. so familiar was Mrs.
Fairbanks with the usual form?.
The meeting took a recess at 5 o'clock to
later attend the official reception given th
delegates and members of the 1). A. R. by
the president general and ort' vers of the
i.ational board. This function was held in
the National Museum, upon the invitation
ot the regents of that Institution, and was
one ef the most brilliant ever given by the
Daughters. After greeting Mrs. Falrbankd
i'nd her assistant, the guests enjoyed :
view of the valuable historic collections ro
seldom ooened for an evening Inspection.
The gathering of brilliantly gowned womea
m m j m
basement we have added to the
9:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m.
40 to 44 to purchase fifteen-dollar Suits for
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and, in many instances, uniformed men,
v.as a striking contrast to tome of the
customs and styles shown in the glass
eases. The evening passed as a memorable
one in the social life of the capital.
In her address to-day, after expressing her
gratiheation at the numbers of those pres
ent, antl what they represented, Mrs. Fair
banks urged upon every daughter the culti
vation in the highest degree of reverence
to law. devotion to the flag and preserva
tion of the Interests in general of the or
ganization. She referred to the pending
proposition to reduce the representation of
the order, as the congress was becoming
too unwieldy, and said that whatever meas
ure was adopted along this line it would
have in view full and complete representa
tion of all the chapters in the country. She
showed that there were now approximately
OM chapters, thirty-four chapters having
been aoded eluring the past year, increasing
the membership by 4.S0G. This makes the
total membership over 40,x. The morning
session closed with a response by Mrs.
John F. Swift, of California, to the address
of Mrs. Fairbanks. The congress then took
a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon.
When the congress reassembled this aft
ernoon, Mrs. Miranda B. Tulloch. of this
city, chairman of the committee on cre
dentials, presented her report. It showed
that 'Jl7 delegates are entitled to vote.
This is an increase of fifty-seven over last
5'ear. The number includes, beside the
forty-seven State regents. six hundred
chapter regents and "10 delegates. The
report recommended that the roll of the
convention be calleel by chapters, to not
only commemorate "those sacred names,
but emphasize the record of historical
places." The report was adopted and the
roll was then called. Many of the chap
ters are named after revolutionary heroes.
The roll call was interrupted by Presi
dent General Fairbanks, who read the
following telegram from Mrs. M. Margaret
Minrhis, honorary president general of
"Albany, N. Y.. Feb. lT.-IIeartfelt greet
ings to my elaughters and yours. With
best wishes for a successful congress."
A lively debate was sprung by a resolu
tion offered by Mrs. De Mott. of Illinois,
providing that the chair appoint a com
mittee of live members to investigate the
facts in the controversy in Warren Chap
ter, at Monmouth. 111. Mrs. LaiUrd. of
Bloom. ngton, 111., and Mrs. Wiles, of Chi
cago, led the debate. The resolution was
adopted by a large 'majority on an aye and
nay vote. Mrs. Fairbanks announced that
she would appoint the committee later,
The programme committee report was
adopted with an amendment that the? v.orl;
mapped out by the e-ongress be taker? up
seriatim. Two amendments to the consti
tution were adopted. The first tacked on
Section 1 a provision that r.o one shall b
eligible to hold ollice in the national so
ciety until she has been a member thereof
two years. An amendment to this was
offered substituting one year for the two,
but it was vigorously fought by Mrs.
Donald McLean, of New "York, and others
and was defeateel. The second amendment
adopted, which referred to the same sec
tion, provided that no person shall hold
office more than two years successively.
Many of the delegates participated In trie
bitter light on this, and President General
Fairbanks was still in doubt after a num
ber of lva voce votes. The vote was taken
by tellers, rerulting CGI to 01 in favor of
the amendment. The congress then ad
journed until to-morrow.
To-night from i) to 11 o'clock there was
a reception to all the delegates and visitors
hchl in the halls of the National Museum.
A large number of proposed amendments
are still to be acted on, including proposi
tions for reducing the representation at the
cetngresses and to reduce the fees of mem
bers. The committee on reduction of repre
sentation has prepared its report, which
favors a reduction in the number, but the
members of the committee differ as to the
best method of accomplishing this result.
J. J. HILL TESTIFIES.
Hearing of One of the Case Against
the Northern I'aelflc Ilonel.
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 17. James J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern Railway,
and also of the Northern Securities Com
pany, gave testimony to-day before Referee
Mabey in the case of Peter Power, of New
York, against the Northern Pacific Rail
way. The officials and attorneys wero on
hand promptly. Mr. Hill was accompanied
by M. I. Grover, general counsel for the
Great Northern. President Mellen, of the
Northern Pacific, was accompanied by
Frank It. Kellogg and Judge George K.
Young, of St. Paul, attorneys for that cor
scratlon. Mr. Hill emphasized in his testi-
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mony that he could speak only for the
Great Northern. Much of the questions put
to him were in relation to the acquisition
of the Burlington system by the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific in which
the plaintiff's attorneys seek to establish
the fact that there were some irregulari
ties. The hearing will last several days.
MAY PATROL BORDER.
Minnesota Objects to Sonth Dakota
Sending Insane Across the Horiler.
ST. PAUL. Minn., Feb. 17.-Shotgun pro
tection, if necessary. Is what V. A. Gates,
state agent of the Board of Control, says
will be adopted, if the North Dakota offi
cials again try to turn loose their insane
patients on the Minnesota side of the
boundary line. The particular cause of
trouble is one Ole Helseth, formerly of Eau
Claire, Wis., but recently residing with a
sister in Fargo, who was found Insane by
the Fargo Probate Court, and ordered
transported across the river into Minne
sota, the expense of sending him to Eau
Claire being too great to be borne, accord
ing to the statement of the Fargo officials
Mr. Gates promptly carried the man back
into North Dakota and notified the authori
ties there that Helseth would not be al
lowed in Minnesota again, and that this
State refused to receive any other nonresi
dent Insane persons.
GAMBLERS HELD UP.
Robbed of Money mid Valuable.H by
Two MusUeel 3Ien.
CLINTON, la., Feb. 17.-A daring robbery
was committed here early to-day when
two masked men, at the muzzle of revol
vers, held up Flanigan's gambling estab
lishment and robbed the inmates, number
ing twelve, of money and valuables,
amounting to $2,000. There is no clew.
Two Safe Hloivii Open.
NORTHAMPTON. Mass., Feb. 17. Five
men blew open two fafes In the street-railway
company's office early to-day, after
overpowering the watchman. They secured
about Join) In cash. In their haste they over
looked $:A) in one of the safes. They es
caped in a vehicle and when the watch
man succeeded in getting a gag out of his
mouth so as to give the alarm, trace of
them had been lost.
EGGS 80 CENTS A DOZEN.
llens Will Not l.ny Ilccniise Their Feet
Have Heen Frozen.
PITTSBl'RG. Feb. 17.-Eighty cents a
dozen was paid here on Saturday for fresh
eggs. Cold storage and wholesalers' sup
plies have been gone since Wednesday.
Fresh eggs were quoted early in the day
at 40 cents ami rose to SO. at which all left
were taken. The scarcity Is likely to con
tinue for several weeks, as owners of poul
try are killing off hens. Live poultry is
worth IS cents a pound. Farmers report
that the feet of their hens are frozen and
they will not lay perhaps for months. Pitta
burg usually consumes Vn!,öf.O eggs daily.
No eggs are coming in from the South or
Ilrvnn GoIiik Fast AkuIii.
COLUMBUS. O., Feb. 17. W. J. Bryan
will be In Columbus next Sunday as the
guest of Col. James Kilbourne, who was
candidate for Governor on the Democratic
ticket last fall. While here Mr. Bryan will
confer with Colonel Kilbourne and other
Democratic leaders regarding the political
situation In Ohio and plans for future or
ganization and work of the party. On
Monday Mr. Bryan will leave for New
York, where he is to have a similar con
ference with Democratic leaders of that
Walked ClKht Mtle to Kill Wife.
BELLEFONTE. Pa.. Feb. 17. Frank A.
Beckwith was lodged in Jail here last night
for the murder of his wife yesterday at
Sandy Ridge. Saturday evening Mrs. Beck
with went to Sandy Ridge on a visit. Beck
with told her to be home not later than
midnight. The woman failed to return
and Beckwith walked tight miles over the
mountains, and finding his wife, killed her.
VOLCANO ADDS TERROR
FURTHER CAUSE FOR ALARM IX
Flames Belching: and Lara Flovrlng;
from a Hill Near the Wrecked
2,000 PERSONS WERE KILLED
AXD 4,000 HOUSES DESTROYED DY
THE RECEXT DISTURBANCES.
German Official Statement Regarding:
the Departure of General An
gnstin from Manila.
BAKU, Transcaucasia, Feb. 17. Details
which are slowly arriving at Baku from
Shemaka show that 2,000 persons, mostly
women and children, perished as a result
of the earthquake last week, and that 4,000
houses were destroyed. Thirty-four vil
lages of, the country surrounding Shemaka
also suffered. To add to the terrors of the
neighborhood a volcano near the village
of Marasy, eastward of Shemaka, has
broken out Into active eruption. A great
crevasso has appeared, whence immense
flames and streams of lava are being
thrown out. The course of the river Geon
chalka has been altered In consequence
of its bed being dammed with earth which
had been disturbed by the earthquake.
Battalions of guards and detachments oi
soldiers with tents have been dispatched
to Shemaka to aid in the work of rescue.
The Red Cross Society Is active in al
1VITII DEWEY'S PERMISSIOX.
General Anguatin Was Taken from
Manila on n German Cruiser.
BERLIN, Feb. 17. In this period of clear
ing up of what are regarded as the mis
conceptions abroad and In the United
States respecting the role played by Ger
many in 1S08 the Foreign Office takes cog
nizance of the assertions In the Army and
Navy Journal that General Augustln, Gov
ernor General of the Philippines, before
the capture of Manila, secretly embarked
on the German cruiser Kaiserin Augusta.
The Foreign Office says:
"General Augustin was not taken from
Manila secretly or with the connivance of
the Germans. But Admiral Von Diedrich,
with the permission of Admiral Dewey,
which was expressly askd for and cheer
fully granted, publicly took General Au
gustin aboard the German cruiser Deutsch
land, which was carrying the mails to
RAXSOM PAID OX I'EIl. O.
Wherenbout of MImh Stone and Mine.
IXDNDON. Feb. IS. A dispatch to the
Daily Graphic from Seres, European Tur
key, dated Feb. 17, says that M. Gargiulo,
dragoman of the American legation at Con
stantinople, and V. V. Peet, treasurer of
the American mission at Constantinople,
met the brigands on the road to the To-
drome monastery and paid them the ran
som money Feb. G.
M. Gargiulo is waiting here, continues
the correspondent, and is ignorant as to
where Miss Stone, the captive American
missionary, and her companion, Mme.
Tsilka, are concealed.
Georgia Giant in the Commons.
LONDON. Feb. 17. A sensation was
caused in Parliament to-day by the ap
pearance of an American visitor from Geor
gia named J. F. Skinner, who stands seven
feet seven Inches high. Sir Howard Vin
cent, M. P., escorted the giant through
AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 17. J. F. Skinner,
who is said to have caused a sensation in
the House of Commons to-day, is a well
known resident of Augusta. He is con
nected with an animal show in England.
He belongs to a family of giants.
KrltxiiiKer on Trial.
LONDON, Feb. 17. The press censor in
South Africa Is evidently active, as the
first Intimation that the trial of Com
mandant Kritzinger, who was captured by
General French in December last, had
commenced came from the war secretary,
Mr. Brodrick, in the House of Commons
this afternoon. The secretary did not vol
unteer any details, but he informed a ques
tioner that l-.ord Kitchener would certain
ly see that the Boer general had every fa
cility for producing witnesses. It developed
during Mr. Brodrick's answer that the trial
began Feb. 15.
MONTE CARLO, Feb. 17. M. Santos
Dumont experienced a slight chill as a re
sult of remaining in wet clothes for two
hours after the disaster to his airship in
the Bay of Monaco last Friday, during
which the aeronaut had a narrow escape
from death. He stayed in bed Saturday,
but was able to get up Sunday, when he
lunched with the Governor of Monaco. He
again remained In bed to-day with a slight
fever. He alFo has some stomach trouble
due to the excitement incident to the acci
dent. His condition is not considered seri
ous. Plenried Xot Utility.
LONDON, Feb. 17. When the charges
against the men accused of participation in
the robbery of the Bank of Liverpool were
brought up for a hearing at the Old Bailey
to-day, Thomas P. Goudle the bookkeeper,
pleaded guilty, and Dick Bürge, the pugil
ist. F. T. Kelley. a bookmaker, and. Stiles,
another bookmaker, who are charged with
complicity in the frauds, pleaded not
Dtielldt Glren Six Yearn for Marder.
HANOVER, Prussia, Feb. 17. A court
martial to-day condemned Herr Falken
hagen, an officer of the army reserves, to
six years' Imprisonment In a fortress for
killing Landrath Von Bennigsen in a duel
Jan. 16 in the Emperor's hunting park at
Springe as the result of a quarrel grow
ing out of the conduct of the wife of Herr
May Create n Reign of Terror,
LONDON, Feb. 18. The Paris corre
spondent of the Daily Chronicle believes
there Is some truth in the rumor that an
Irish revolutionary committee has been
started in Paris by an Irish-American, who
has Just returned from South Africa for
the purpose of aiding the Boer cause by
a reign of dynamite and terror.
Explosion on n Steamer.
MARSEILLES. Feb. 17. A pmall coast
ing steamer, the Pioneer, was wrecked dur
ing a snowstorm to-day near Toulon.
Afterwards an explosion of gas on board
the steamer killed the captain and a pas
stnger and injured two other passengers.
Twenty-Five Persons Drowned.
CAPE TOWN, Feb. 17. Unprecedented
floods have occurred in the southwestern
portion of Cape Colony, resulting In great
destruction of houses, bridges and railroad
property. Twenty-five persons have been
Changes In the Korean Sllnistry.
YOKOHAMA. Feb. 17. There have been
changes In the Ministry at Seoul, Korea, as
the. result of the Anslo-Japanese alliance.
New ministers of war and finance, of neu
tral politics, have been appointed.
Rer. X e vt m n n Hall Dylns;.
LONDON, Feb. 17. The Rev. Newman
Hall, D. D., former chairman of the Con
gregational Union, who has been 111 for
some time past. Is pronounced this after
noon to be sinking.
Tolstoi's Condition More Favorable.
YALTA, Crimea, Feb. 17. The obsorption
of the pneumonia continues slowly In the
case of Count Tolstoi, whos pulse and
general condition are now favorable.
Kins; Leopold Has a Sore Throat.
BRUSSELS, Feb. 17. King Leopold is
confined to his apartments with throat
trouble, and his doctors have enjoined
WILL COST $3,000,000.
Largest Ofilce Rnildlnfr In the World
to He Erected In Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17. A permit was issued
to-day for the construction of what is
planned to be the largest oface building In
the werld. The building Is projected by the
First National Bank officers and will house,
when completed, 9.000 people. The building
will stand at Dearborn and Monroe streets
end will cost W.OuO.OOO. Work will be begun
in the spring.
PUBLICITY IS ITS DESIRE
AXXUAIi MEET1XO OF THE UXITED
STATES STEEL CORPORATION.
3Ir. Gary Say the Smallest Stockhold
er Can Have Access to Its Books
Xatlonal Discalt Company.
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. The first annual
meeting of the United States Steel Corpo
ration was held to-day In Hoboken, N. J.
The annual report made public several
weeks ago was presented. The by-laws as
amended were approved, including the
change in the date of the annual meeting
to April 1 and the date of the beginning of
the fiscal year to Jan. 1, to correspond with
the calendar year. All acts of the board
of directors, the executive committee and
finance committee since the organization of
the company, on Feb. 5, 1901, were ratified,
including the agreements entered into with
J. P. Morgan & Co., syndicate managers,
on March and April l,- 1001, and Jan. 3,
1902, the last being an agreement of final
settlement and release. "
The following directors of Class L whose
terms expired to-day, were re-elected: Mar
shall Field, Daniel G. Reld. John D. Rocke
feller, Jr., Alfred Clifford. William E.
Dodge, Nathaniel Thayer, Abram S. Hew
itt and Clement A. Griscom. The election
of the directors of the other two classes
was ratlried as follows: Class 2, for two
years, ending li03, Francis H. Peabody,
Charles Steele, William F. Moore. Norman
B. Ream, Peter A. B. Widener, James II.
Reed, Henry C. Frick and William Eden
born. Class 3, for three years ending In
1!'04, J. Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rocke
feller, Henry H. Rogers. Charles M.
Schwab, Elbert H. Gary, George W. Per
kins, Edmund O. Convers, Percival Rob
When the meeting opened It was an
nounced that holders of 76 per cent, of the
stock were present, either in person or by
proxy. Judge Gary presided at the meet
ing. The only incident not down on the
programme was the request of a man
named Strauss, who had proxies, and J. L.
Köhler, holder of ten shares of common
stock, to take copies of the three agree
ments with J. P. Morgan & Co., syndicate
managers. That was granted him. Judge
Gary remarking that all the books and doc
uments of the company were then on the
table for the inspection of stockholders.
He said that business was being transacted
in an open and above-board fashion, and
that the smallest stockholders could have
access to the books.
Among those present were Charles M.
Schwab, president; Richard Trimble, secre
tary; Francis Lynde Stetson and John R.
Dos Passos. of counsel for the company;
Charles McVeagh and George W. Perkins,
of J. P. Morgan & Co.; Joseph P. Ord and
Miles Tierney, president of the Hudson
Trust Company, one of the proxies. The
meeting of the directors for the election
of officers will take place next month.
Xnttonal Flreprooflnfr Company.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 17. At the annual
meeting of the National Flreproofing Com
pany to-day 76,000 shares represented were
voted unanimously for the increase of cap
ital stock from 53.000,000 to $12,500,000. The
proceeds of the new issue of stock will be
used for the purchase of fifteen companies,
now Independent, operating eighteen works
scattered through eight States. The fire-
prooling business of the George A. Fuller
Company is said to be included, although
official announcement of the exact prop
erties to be taken over is being withheld
for the time being. The annual report of
Treasurer W. H. Graham showed a surplus
from the operations of last year of J731.5CO.
Out of the proceeds of the tale of new
stock $1.0f)).0'0 is to be held in the treasury
to add to the present working capital. The
meeting to-day increased the directorate to
fifteen members. The board organized by
electing D. F. Henry, president; W. D.
Henry, vice president and general man
ager; R. W. Allison, vice president and
general manager of sales; W. H. Graham,
treasurer; J. 1'. Robbins, assistant treas
urer, and C. G. Jones, secretary.
In his report President D. F. Henry de
clared that the year 11K)1 had been the most
phenomenal in the growth of the National
Fireproofing Company since its organiza
Iliftenit Company Dividend.
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. The annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the National
Biscuit Company was held at Jersey City
to-day. Before the shareholders met the
directors were In session and voted the reg
ular quarterly dividend of 1 per cent, on
preferred and 1 per cent, on common stock.
Directors whose terms had expired were
re-elected, and after the adjournment of
the shareholders the directors re-elected
all of tne old officers. Chairman Green sub
mitted a statement showing that the affairs
of the corporation were in a very satis
factory condition. He also announced that
two new factories would be built.
Lieut. C. M. Furry Shoots Himself In
Presence of Other Oflleers.
COLUMBL'S. Feb. 17.-LIeut. Clarence M.
Furey, of the Second Infantry, committed
suicide at the United States barracks here
at noon to-day. He was standing in his
quarters surrounded by brother officers at
the time and, without a word, pulled a 43
callber Colt's revolver and shot himself in
the temple. He was dead when he struck
the floor. No cause for the act has been
Inventor Shoots Himself.
ASHLAND, Wis., Feb. 17. Herman C.
Fahrig, inventor of Fahrig metal, com
mitted suicide here to-day by shooting.
Fahrig was an expert metal worker, and a
few years ago perfected the metal which
bears hi? name, after having sr-nt a life
time in its invention. Ashland men had
recently become Interested in tle Invention
and had put the metal upon the market,
and it was believed a fortune was in siht
for the Inventor. No cause for the suicide
Took Carbolic Acid.
BUFFALO. N. Y., Feb. 17.-Mrs. J. P.
Allen, twenty-eight years of age, who came
to Buffalo from Falrport. O.. took carbolic
acid to-day, wtlh suicidal intent. She was
removed to the emergency hospital, where
she died this afternoon. Mrs. Allen left a
note saying that she was tired of life.
Suicide of a Civil Engineer.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17. John Griffith,
a well-known civil engineer and a man of
wealth, committed suicide to-dy at his
AH ELEGANT TOILET LUXURY.
Used by people of refinement
for over a quarter of a century.
Copy of Statement of the Condition
UNITED STATUS BRANCH
On the 31st day of December, 1931
It is located at Liverpool, England.
LAW BROS.. Managers, Chicago, III. -
Home Office, Liverpool, England.
The amount of its United States
deposit is CS0.473.C3
The Assets of the Company la the Ucltci
States are as follows:
Cash on hand and in th hands
of agents or other persons $363.977.3
Real estate unincumbered 2,143,020.11
Bonds owned by the company,
bearing: interest at the rate of
... per cent., secured as follows:
Bonds per list 5,6S3Sl.a
Loans on bonds and mortgages
of real estate, worth double
the amount for which the same
is mortgaged and free from any
prior incumbrance 1S4.K37.92
Debts for premiums... 709.$ry.03
All other securities 17,443.19
Total assets X7,2C3,3S.n
Losses in suspense waiting for
further proof 2S,130.1J
All other claims against the com
Amount necessary to reinsure
outstanding claims 3.964.S25.&
State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State.
I, the undersigned, auditor of slate of the
State of Indiana, hereby certify that the
above is a correct copy of the statement
of the condition of the above-mentioned
company on the 31st day of December, 1301,
as shown by the original statement, and
that the said original statement Is now on
file In this office.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto sub
scribe my name and affix my offi
SEAL. cial seal this 13lh day of Febru-
ruary, 1302. w. Hr.- HAUT,'
Auditor of State
ROBL ZENER & CO., 10-15 Talbott Block.
W. P. CANF1ELD, 32 Monument Place.
W. A. GREYER, 405 Majestic Bnildin.
Copy of Statement of ths Condition
Life Insurance Co.
On the 31st day of December, 1901
It is located at 7S3 Main street, Hartford.
JACOB L. GREENE, President
HERBERT II. WHITE. Secretary.
The Assets of the Company are as follows:
Cash In banks n.105,970.3
Real estate unincumbered ll.i'lS.SIS-Sl
Bonds and stocks owned by the
company, as follows:
Loans upon real estate, first Won 22,Ii01,lli.M
Debts otherwise secured (collat
eral loans) 2.300.00
Debts for premiums (premium
All other securities L516.14
Total assets JG3.277f173.:i
Losses adjusted and due, losses
adjusted and not due, losses in
suspense, waiting for further
proof or resisted, lopes and
endowments, due and unpaid..
All other claims apainst the
Amount necessary to reinsure
outstanding risks W,71S,091.00
Total liabilities y.,2M,lCS.62
The greatest amount In any one
State of Indiana, Office of Auditor of State.
I, the undersijrned. auditor of state of the
State of Indiana, hereby certify that the
above is a correct copy of the statement of
the condition of the above-mentioned com
pany cn the 31st day of December, liOl. as
shown by the original statement, and that
the said original ftatement Is now on file In
In testimony whereof I hereunto sub
scribe my name and afflx my off!
fSEAL.1 cial seal this 14th day of Fe.bru
ruary, 1502. VT. II. HART,
Auditor of Stat,
CHAS. P. GREENE, Gen. Agent
76 Commercial Clab Bldg.
home in Jtnklntown, a suburb, by blowlr.fr
out his brains with a rhotgun. He was for
ty years old.
Suicide- Clause Held to De Valid.
ST. LOUIS. Feb. 17. A decision was ren
dered to-day by JudKes Caldwell, Thayer
and Sanborn, of the United States Circuit
Court of Appeal, releasing the Mutual Life
Insurance Company, of New York, from,
the obligation or paying 7.5a to the widow
of Edward S. Kelly, one of its poücy
holders, who committed suicide In Colfax
la., on Feb. 21. KC. The Court of Appeals
reversed th decision of the United States
District Court of Iowa, which held that th
Insurance company was obliged to pay Mrs.
tvellv th amount of the Txillcv rccardlsa
of the clause In tne contract guarantlnftv
that the hoiaer 01 tne poucy woum not hki
his life within two years of Its lssuanca.