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TIIK IXDTAXAPOLIS .TOUKXAL. SATURDAY. MAY 24. 10O2.
TO FIGHT THE LEAGUE
TEIUtC IIAVTC IMOX LAHOH ADOPTS
arlr l.00 Ilnnine and I'rofe.
tonal Mrn Drein red "l nfalr" for
'onrecognltinn of a Iloycott.
MILFORD HAS A $40,000 FIKE
LAST SESSIONS OF THE STATE MED
Myntcrlon Accident at Lafayette
tilaan Strlkr at Fnlrmonnt Double
Tragedy at South Ilend.
TERRE HAUTE. Ind., May 23. At a
largely attended meeting: of the Central
Labor Union, which was in session until
early this morning, a boycott was placed
on nearly one thousand of Terre Haute
business and professional men because they
figned to bfcome members of the Citizens'
Protective League, organized in the past
few days to resist boycotts growing out of
the boycott on the street-railway. Mer
chants and others that had patronized the
street-railway found that cards bearing the
tames of some of them were being paed
around by boycotters, and the league was
brought into existence, with a declaration
of its purpose to be to oppose boycotts and
till similar movements. It was asserted
that by ignoring boycotts they would be
defeated. Nearly five hundred signatures
were obtained before the mattter was made
public, and since then many more citizens
have signed the "pledge to resist with our
personal influence and means, if necessary,
the encroachment of all oragnlzed efforts
against the commercial interests of our
city." When the Central Labor Union met
last night it was plain that organized labor
of Terre Haute, so far as it is represented
In the central body, welcomed the tight
and hopes to win.
Eugene Debs, former President Van
Horn, of the Indiana miners, and Editor
Evlnger, of the Toiler, were the principal
speakers. The resolutions adopted placed
the signers of the league roll on the "un
fair" list It was also decided to refer to
the respective trades unions the proposi
tion to establish a co-operative store with
$23,000 capital, and the. delegates will report
to a meeting of the Central Union to-morrow
To-day the union had printed thousands
of boycott pledge cards for workingmen to
sign. It is expected that three thousand
will have been signed by Monday. The
labor leaders say the league has been mis
led into taking up the fight of the street
railway company against organized labor.
Fffortn to Cnrtail the Fire.
Epclal to the Indianalls Journal.
HARTFORD CITY, Ind., May 23.-Secre-tary
F. B. Yourison, of L. A. 300, and Sec
retary Leopold Mambourg, of the Co-operative
Federation, are here exerting ev
ery effort to have the blowers and gather
ers at the Johnston and Clelland co-operative
factories lay down their pipes to-morrow,
when the tru3t plant's fires go out.
They have labored long and earnestly, but
without result. A majority of the men at
both plants have decided to stick to their
wage-scale agreement and work until June
J5, completing an eight months' fire. Heavy
pressure is being brought to bear, and the
outcome is not certain. If the men at the
Johnston factory work until June 13 they
will receive a 50-per-cent. dividend on their
etock In the Johnston and Clelland fac
tories. Bricklayers May Strike.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind., May 23.-Muncie Is
threatened with a strike of the union brick
layers. The trouble that has been brewing
with the union contractors ha3 culminated
In the sending of G. A. Lafayette, a special
deputy of President Gubblns, of the Inter
national Bricklayers' Union, from Chicago,
to confer with the contractors and the
bricklayers and to bring about a compro
mise of differences if possible. Union brick
layers aver that the contractors arc specu
lating on the labor of the bricklayers, in
that they have asked the workmen to
charge ZÖ cents, or 5 cents additional on
the hour, for work done for persons other
than the contractors. The regular wage
pcale is 50 cents an hour for an ei&'ht-hour
lay. The bricklayers object to the double
Strike of (ilan Workers.
J?pclal to the Indianapolis Journal.
FAIRMOUNT. Ind.. May 23. The skilled
employes of Wilson & McCulloch's fruit
Jar factory In this city went on strike to
night. The workmen aver that one of their
number was discharged without cause, and
demand his reinstatement. The manage
ment refused. The workmen are members
of the American Flint Glass Workers
Union. One hundred and twenty-five men
and boys are idle.
om: kyk pit out.
Unknown Missile Striken n Lafayette
Contractor, lllimlins Him.
fepecial to th Indianapolis Journal.
LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 23.-While he
was talking to the yard foreman at the
Jilg Four passenger station this morning
II. C. Lauderback, the contractor in charge
of the work of building the new union sta
tion here, was struck in the right eye with
ome mysterious missile, and as a result
the sight of the organ is lost.
It Is not known what struck Mr. Lauder
back. but It is believed that the missile
came from a rifle or was a tlying piece of
teel from some workman's tool. It pene
trated so far that It could not be seen. An
operation will be performed and the ej-e
will be removed, llauderback's home Is in
Hun Dow n ly h Kreltclit Train.
EpecUl to the Indianapolis Journal.
GOSHEN, Ind.. May 23. Charles Wil
liams, thirty-one years old, an umbrella
mender, claiming Johnstown, Pa., as his
home, lies in a hospital in this city para
lyzed from the hii'S down and with numer
ous gashes and bruises on his body. He
was struck by a Big Four freight train
south of Milford about midnight and hurled
from the track, lying helpless for ovr five
hours until a passing cyclist's attention
was attracted by his calls for help. He
has a wife at Johnstown. He may recover,
though his condition is critical.
STATE MEIIK VI. ASSOCIATION.
Officers Elected and Tapers Head
Next Meeting at llichmond..
Bpcial to the Indianapolis Journal.
EVANS VI LLE. Ind.. May 1. At the ses
sion of the State .Medical Association to
day the following officers were elected:
Dr. J. B. Bertelir.g. South Bend, presi
dent: Dr. W. H. (Gilbert. Evansville, vice
president: Dr. C. F. Heath. Indianapolis,
secretary; Dr. J. H. Grant. Richmond, as
sistant secretary; Dr. A. E. Bulson. Fort
Wayne, treasurer. Delegates to the Ameri
can Medical Association, which will meet at
Saratoga. N. Y., In June: For the long term,
two years. Dr. . W. II. Kemper. Mun
de, and Dr. Edwin Walker. Evansville; for
the short term, one yt-ar. Dr. XV. N. Wiz
ard. Indianapolis, ami Dr. D. C P.ytoa,
JenVrsonville; alternates. Dr. W. Flynn.
Marlon; Dr. A. P. Buchman. Fort Wayne;
Dr. T. C. Keinedy, Shelbyville; Dr. C. A.
Richmond was chosen as the next place
An Interesting scene took place at the
JOQorrdns teseion. Dr. XV. II. Wishard, of
Indianapolis, appeared on the platTorm and
took a seat bv the Mde of President Bray
ton. Dr. Wishard Is now the only mem
ber in the State who was a member of tn.
association at the time It was organized,
fifty-three years ago. and is one of three
surviving members, the other two being oui
of the State. He is eighty-seven years old
and is an ex-president of the state asso
ciation. Dr. Wishard made a brief addres.-,
beginning hi3 remarks by saying: "I am
antiquated, but not superannuated."
An appropriation of was voted for a
pathological exhibit at the national asso
ciation meeting at Saratoga in June. The
report on hygiene deplored the fact that the
United States is behind all other countries
in the matter of organization for preven
tion of tuberculosis.
Papers were read on the following sub
jects: "Glaucoma Treated by Manipula
tion." T. Wertz. Evansville; "Gunshot
Wounds in Abdomen." M. A. Austin, An
derson; "Diagnosis of Appendicitis." G. G.
Graessle. Seymour; "Surgical Treatment of
Appendicitis." M. E. Gerrish. Richmond;
"Albuminuria in Pregnancy." A. L. Wilson.
Indianapolis; "Mental Nursing." J. T.
Scott. Indianapolis; "Lobar Pneumonia," E.
H. Griswold. Peru: "Medical Inspection of
School Children," A. J. Knapp, Evansville;
"Photo-Chemistry In Treatment of Dis
ease." Albert E. Sterne. Indianapolis: "Con
servative Treatment of Stricture of Ksoph
Pgus." Joseph Eastman. Indianapolis; "Re
terolateral Curvature of Spine." II. R.
Allen, Indianapolls; "Clinical Association of
Cancer and Tuberculosis." G. W. McCas
key. Fort Wayne; "Intranasal Surgery," A.
E. Bulson. Fort Wayne; "Modern War
Wounds," Frank W. Foxworthy, Indian
apolis; "Carbolic Acid," J. S. Boycrs. Fort
TOWN OF MILFORD BURNS.
Loss Estimated at 940,000, vrlth Only
. $!,m Insurance.
Fpclal to the Indianapolis Journal.
WARSAW, Ind.. May 23. Half of the
business portion of Milford, twelve miles
north of this city, was destroyed by fire
early this morning. The loss is estimated
at $10.000, with only $3J300 insurance. Twelve
buildings, comprising the entire east side of
Main street, the principal business street of
the town, were completely burned.
The fire started about 1 o'clock this morn
ing In Betzer's blacksmith shop, and In a
short time was beyond control. The town
was without fire protection and the destruc
tion was completed before help could be
summoned from neighboring towns. The
origin of the fire is unknown. The town is
now installing its first water system, and
had it been completed the blaze could have
been confined to the building in which it
The loss to the buildings and contents is
distributed among the following persons:
George Betzer, John Davisson. M. Oppen
heim, Charles Robinson, Lewis Rodibaugh,
J. H. Prickett, C. Holloway. Edward Cam
mack, Charles Neese. Mrs. Mattie Beckneil,
A. L.. Brown. Stump Bros., Charles Ham
mond. Newkum & Keehn, North & Neff
and William Groves.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
South Ilend Svrect hearts Die Together
by the Man's Hand.
SOUTH BEND. Ind., May 23. John W.
Churry, aged thirty-one, a carpenter, shot
and killed his sweetheart, Sussane Kekse
kimeti, aged sixteen, early this morning and
then killed himself with the same revolver.
Churry and the girl, with her parents,
all apparently in good spirits, sat on the
porch until midnight, when the parents
retired. About five minutes later the
mother heard three shots. She gave the
matter but little thought, however, and
went to sleep. At 2 o'clock she awoke and
looking out, saw the bodies of her daughter
and Churry lying on the ground. The
couple evidently had planned to die to
gether. The girl had laid her best dress
and underclothing on a chair in the par
lor and the man was attired in his best
clothes. They apparently had lain on the
ground side by side. He then, evidently,
placed the revolver over her heart and fired
twice. Both bullets, not an inch apart,
pased through her body and buried them
selves in the ground. He then shot him
self in the mouth. His right hand, still
clutching the weapon, lay across his breast.
There was no indication of a struggle.
The tragedy is ascribed to the fact that
the girl thought herself too young to marry.
Factory Hoy Shot at Elwood.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
ELWOOD, Ind., May 23. Tony Myers, a
boy employed in the window glass factory
at Orestes, was shot and fatally injured
this morning by George Hamm, an employe
in the same factory. The shooting Is said
to have been the result of a quarrel over
the purchase of a bucket of beer. Myers's
back was turned at the time the shot was
fired, the bullet taking effect In his hip,
passing through his abdomen and coming
out In front. Hamm, who is a well-known
member of the American Tlnplate Band, Is
under arrest and Myers has been taken to
the hospital at Anderson for treatment.
Jenlons Woman Taken Poison.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MUNCIE, Ind., May 23.-Mrs. William
Illce, aged twenty-nine, swallowed corro
sive sublimate, to-night, with suicidal in
tent, at her home, 613 East Second street.
Her husband attempted to prevent her
taking the poison, but he caught the hand
that held the tablets a moment too late.
Jealousy Is given as the motive for the
deed. Her attempt was probably unsuccess
ful. SEVERAL FRAUDS ALLEGED
In n. "Wayne Connty Woman's Suit
Against Mother nnd Brother.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
HAGERSTOWN, Ind., May 23. Minos O.
Strickler, a prominent and wealthy farmer
of this community, and Elizabeth Strickler,
his mother, have been sued by Elmira J.
Whitsell, sister and daughter, respectively,
of the defendants, for the setting aside of
a deed to US acres of land for the reason
that the defendant Minos O. Strickler
fraudulently represented to his father,
Amos Strickler, deceased, from whom he
purchased the land, that certain debts as
sumed by him (Minos O. Strickler) had been
fully paid, whereas the debts remained as
a charge against the estate of Amos Strick
ler and were paid out of the proceeds of the
sale of his real estate, by the administrator
of his estate.
The complaint also alleges tiat MlnGS O.
Strickler assumed a debt of $2.o owing by
Amos Strickler to Reuben Bartsch, but that
he never paid any part of that sum and
the $2,000 was paid out of Amos Strlckler's
estate by the administrator.
WILL OPEN MANY .MINES.
Standard Oil Company Interested In
SnllUnn Coal Field.
Fpeclal to the Indianapolis Journal.
SULLIVAN, Ind.. May 23. For some time
representatives of the Standard Oil Com
pany have been visiting this city and coun
ty quite frequently. It is now partially
divulged that the company is interested In
the options on a large area of coal land
lying east of this city and extending into
Greene county. The representatives refuse
to divulge any great amount of information
as to their exact purposes.
From a reliable source it is learned that
the company now has very extensive hold
ings in the coal fields of this vicinity, and
it is arranging to sink a large number of
coal mines and operate a large number f
coke ovens. Hundreds of men will be em
ployed, and it is quite probable that this
will be one of the largest developments and
undertakings ever made in the coal fields
of this part of the State.
WILL FIGHT FOIl HIS OFFICE.
Democratic Engineer of Elivood. Re
moved liy New Council.
Special to th Indianajclls Journal.
ELWOOD. Ind.. May 23.-Somethlng of a
sensation was caused in political circles
here to-day by the refusal of City Engineer
John Finan. who was removed from office
by a resolution of the new City Council last
Monday night, to surrender his office whtn
a formal demand to do so was made upon
him to-day by A. D. Richey, the Council's
new appointee. Flnan holds that under the
law enacted at the last session of the
Legislature his terra does not expire until
the 1st of September, and he has defied the
Council to remove him before that time.
Just what the next step in the case will
be is hard to forecast, but unless one side
or the other backs down It will find its way
into the courts. Finan is a Democrat and
the Council Is Republican.
NO THl'TII IN REPORT.
John S. Bays Denies the Story Sent
Out from ChicHKO.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
SULLIVAN, Ind., May 23.-The Journal
correspondent called on John S. Bays, of
this city, to-day and asked him to verify
the reports being sent out from Chicago
in reference to the consolidation of the
Indiana coal mines. Mr. Bays said:
"I have made no statement in reference
to the taking of options, or of the consoli
dation of the mines of this State. I have
nothing to say about what is now being
done, nor will I say what is to be done
In the future. I cannot give out any Infor
mation for the reason that there Is nothing
Mine Pollnte the Water.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
SULLIVAN. Ind.. May 23. Citizens have
called Game and Fish Commissioner Swee
ney's attention to the pollution of Bussum
creek by the refuse of the various coal
mines that is being run into the creek.
Hundreds of fish have been killed, and the
water cannot be used for any purpose. Mr.
Sweeney, it is understood, will begin an
Investigation at once. The Town Boaid
has secured the services of a water expert,
and he states that he can furnish this town
a pure and adequate supply of water from
wells. The work of drilling a well began
yesterday. The machinery at the pumping
station is being greatly damaged by the
creek water, which is this city's only water
supply. Various concerns that have been
using the water for steam purposes have
suffered great damage to their machinery,
and they will dispense with its use. The
water question here is a serious- one, and
citizens and Council are making every ef
fort to solve it.
Archaeological Find at Windfall.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
WINDFALL, Ind., May 23. This week
while ditchers were at work in the west end
of this county they unearthed what seems
to be a very large stone coffin. The find
is much larger than an ordinary sized cof
fin of to-day and it has not yet been re
moved. The side and bottom are prac
tically smooth and flat, while the top is of
rather an oval shape, and a long seam
runs along the center of the top. giving it
the appearance of having been made of two
pieces that have been deftly joined. The
structure when struck upon sounds hollow
and leads to the conclusion that it contains
the bones of some early inhabitant of the
county. Stone axes, flints, arrow heads and
other articles also were found in the con
struction of the ditch.
Fowler Estate Administrator.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 2. James M.
Fowler, sr., was to-day appointed adminis
trator of the estate of his mother, Eliza
H. Fowler, who died on May 13. He gave a
bond of $275,000, setting forth in his appli
cation that .the personal property is worth
$130,000. Three recognized heirs were named
by Mr. Fcwler himself, Mrs. Ophelia Fow
ler Duhme, of Cincinnati, and Moses Fow
ler Chase, the son of Annls Fowler Chase,
the residence of the last being unknown.
Judge De Hart appointed Mr. Fowler, this
action indicating that Mrs. Fowler left no
will and that her estate will be divided ac
cording to the law regulating such mat
ters. The entire estate, including realty,
is estimated at $'300,000.
Sale of it Telephone Plant.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
BLUFFTON, Ind., May 23. The United
Telephone Company, of this city, to-day
sold the Home Telephone Company, of
Portland, the independent telephone sys
tem in the latter city. The system there
has 317 patrons. The Central Union, or
Bell company, is said to be back of the
buyers. The United Telephone Company
of this city still owns thriving telephone
systems In a number of Indiana cities,
including among its properties the plants
at Huntington, Marion. Upland. Hartford
City, Montpelier and Bluffton, in addition
to several hundred miles of connecting toll
Zouaves 3Iny Visit Europe.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MARION, Ind., May 23. The Marion
Zouaves have received an offer for a Eu
ropean tour from a Berlin theatrical man
ager, who heard of the good work accom
plished by the local team through news
paper reports. J. L. Elchholtz. the man
ager of a winter garden, made the offer to
the team. He says he wants an American
zouave team to make a fourteen weeks'
vaudeville tour of Europe. The contract
calls for seventeen men and the salary will
be expenses and $30 a week. The proposi
tion is under serious contemplation, and in
all probability will be accepted.
Kidnaped Her Own Child.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 23. Mrs.
George Martin kidnaped her own child,
aged six. from the Children's Guardians'
Home this afternoon, and the police are
seeking her. The child was taken from her
by the board several weeks ago.
RUSHVILLE. Ind.. May 23. Miss Phoebe
Smith, aged eighty-four, fell dead of apo
plexy this morning. She had previously
seemed to be in her usual good health.
WINDFALL. On Thursday night rob
bers entered four different residences in
the city of Tipton In search of valuables.
First they entered the home of Harry
BinKley and ransacked bureau drawers.
Finding no money there, they took Mr.
Blnkley's trousers, containing $3. They
also took his watch. They next visited
the residence of George Mayne, where they
secured his watch and some small change.
The next call was made at the home of
Charles Bushong, whom they relieved of his
watch and a small amount of money. A
coat, vest and watch were taken from C. A.
LAFAYETTE. While the police to-day
were dynamiting the Wabash river to raise
the body of Claude Lyon, who drowned
Thursday night, two enormous fish,
stunned by the explosions, were caught by
boys in boats. A catfish weighing fifty-two
pounds and measuring three feet one inch
long was first lifted from the water by
Arthur and Ed Straub. Later Gus Schmet
zer caught a Mississippi catfish weighing
forty-seven pounds. The finny monsters
were sold to restaurant keepers. Hundreds
of fish weighing from one to fifteen pounds
ELWOOD. A new stamp canceling ma
chine of the latest pattern was installed
in the postofflce here on Friday, and with
it Postmaster Finch received notice that
his office had been allowed another money
order clerk, a new mailing clerk having
beon added to the force but a few weeks
ago. George W. Richardson, a
prominent farmer, whose team ran away
and inflicted serious injuries upon him by
becoming frightened at a street car. has
sued the Union Traction Company for $5,0u0.
BRAZIL. Miss Jennie Ross, eighteen-year-old
daughter of Charles Ross, residing
south of the city, went to the pasture to
get a horse. When she approached the
animal it wheeled and kicked her in the
chest, rendering her unconscious, where
she was picked up an hour later. Hemor
rhage has developed, and her condition is
GOSHEN. Sheriff Elliott left on Friday
morning for Denver. Col., for Louisa Scott,
the professional nurse, formerly with
Clarke Hospital at Elkhart, who was ar
rested yesterday for the alleged thfft some
weeks ago of a $10 diamond ring from Dr.
Porter Tunur, mayor of Elkhart.
RICHMOND. A public reception will be
given at Grand Army Hall Saturday night
in honor of Benjamin Starr, who was re
cently elected commander of the Indiana
Department of the Grand Army. A local
paper has proposed the name of Mr. Starr
for national commander.
BLUFFTON. The County Commissioners
have ordered a special election to be held
on June 25 to vote on the question of giving
a subsidy of $3S.(mj to the Ohio & Indiana
Railroad, which proposes to build a line
from Portland to a point on the Chicago
Senator Dryden 111,
NEW YORK. May 23.-John F. Dryden.
United States senator from New Jersey,
is ill at his home in Bernardsville. Mem
bers of the family state, however, that his
condition Is not at all serious.
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
SUBJECT THAT AVAS CONSIDERED BY
Resolution on the Subject Adopted by
the General Assembly Com
NEW YORK, May 23. The Presbyterian
General Assembly resumed its sessions to
day with a good attendance, and the mod
erator. Rev. Dr. Van Dyke, called up the
report of the special committee on Sab
bath observance as the special order of the
day. R. M. Carethers. of Grand Rapids,
N. D., moved to strike out a part of the
report In which card parties on Sunday are
condemned. "It would convey the Idea that
the General Assembly of this church ap
proved of card parties on other days of the
week," said Mr. Carethers. The amend
ment was accepted.
After the adoption of the Sabbath ob
servance report the moderator adminis
tered a rebuke to some commissioners who,
he said, were members of a judicial com
mission and yet could not be found when
called for. "You are here to get through
with the work of the assembly," he said.
"That is what the church sent you here
for, brethren, and not merely to have a
The report of the standing committee on
church erection was next called up. The
report, which was presented by the chair
man. Rev. Dr. A. C. McMillan, of this city,
opens by saying that 35 per cent, of all
churches established sooner or later cease
to exist, but that this is no reason to cease
to aid in building new ones. The report
commends the work of the board of church
erection during the year. The board com
menced the year with $193,276, and spent
$205,269. The board begins the coming year
with an empty treasury, and only contribu
tions received after the annual report had
been completed enabled it to report no
debt. Two hundred and fifty-nine churches
were aided during the year to erect new
structures. The entire report, with its rec
ommendations, was adopted.
Judge Robert N. Wilson read the report
of the special committee on vacancies and
The committee on vacancies and supplies
was divided, and a minority report signed
by the Rev. Robert Sample, D. D., and the
Rev. Dr. Johnson, of the McCormlck Theo
logical Seminary, Chicago, was presented.
The majority report was adopted and the
special committee reappointed.
The committee on bills and overtures re
ported adversely on the report of a com
mittee asking that a protest be sent to
Congress against the printing at public ex
pense of Thomas Jefferson's "Life of
Christ." In spite of the action taken by
the committee on bills and overtures the
Assembly, by a vote of 205 to 139, decided
that the protest should be sent.
The Rev. George Dugan, of Troy, N. Y.,
presented the report of the standing com
mittee on benevolence, which reviews the
contributions given to the various branches
of the benevolent work of the Presbyterian
Church of the United States. It generally
finds fault with the small contributions.
The report was adopted.
The report of the committee on church
polity was next presented. It states that a
communication from the committee of the
General Association of the Protestant Epis
copal Church had been received making a
request for the appointment of a commit
tee of conference on marriage and divorce,
and that overtures on the same subject
had been received from the Presbytrians
of Baltimore and Washington. The com
mittee recommended the following:
"Resolved, That in response to the frater
nal request of the committee of the Prot
estant Episcopal Church the General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in the
United States appoint a committee of nine
five ministers and four elders to confer
with the committee of the Protestant Epis
copal Church, and with similar committees
that may be appointed by other churches,
with a view to securing some concerted
opinion and action by the churches of
America relative to divorce and remarriage,
and so to affect public opinion that uniform
legislation may be enacted by the state
that will conserve the family institution
and preserve the sanctity of the marriage
"Second Relative to that part of the
overtures from the Presbyterians of Wash
ington and Baltimore, which asks that con
stitutional steps be taken to amend Chap
ter 24, Section 6, of the Confession of Faith
so that the clause 'and such willful deser
tion a3 can in no way be remedied by the
church or civil magistrates' be stricken
out. The committee recommends no action
until the conference report Is made.
"Third That this General Assembly,
viewing with sad apprehension the many
perils to family life in our time, the grow
ing ease and frequency of divorce upon
grounds trivial and unscriptural, urges
upon all our people the promotion of a
wider reverence for the marriage bond and
requires of all our ministers that they in
struct their people in public and private of
the sacredness of the marriage institution,
and that they exercise due diligence be
fore the celebration of a marriage to as
certain that there exist no impediments
thereto as defined in our Confession of
The resolution was passed. The report
also recommended the creation of a new
presbytery in Porto Rico, and it was
Rev. Dr. Marcus A. Brownson, chairman
of the special committee on the twentieth
century fund, then presented his report.
Rev. Dr. William Henry Roberts, stated
clerk of the General Assembly and treas
urer of the twentieth century fund, re
ported that the total receipts during the
last two years for the fund amounted to
$7,652,801. In addition to this Dr. Roberts
said that about one thousand churches had
paid off their mortgages and freed them
selves from debt. This was greeted with
great applause, and a vote of thanks was
given the committee.
The report of the committee on theolog
ical seminaries, made by Rev. James F.
Riggs, of East Orange, N. J., regretted the
falling off in the number of theological
students and asked for increased contribu
tions. Appended to the report was a reso
lution in which care Is advised in the se
lection of professors for theological semi
naries in view of the "restless spirit of
the times." In this connection the report
pays: "And in view of the assaults re
cently made on that which we regard as
the vital truth as to the nature and in
spiration of the Scriptures, and particular
ly in view of the assaults on the integrity
and authority of the Old Testament we do
reaffirm the historic faith of the church in
the oracles of God as the veracious record
of His dealings with men from the begin
ning of human history. It Is our unshaken
belief that these sacred books were written
by holy men of old. who spoke as they
were moved by the Holy Spirit, and that
this fact has the solemn witness of the
apostles and of the Lord Jesus Christ him
self." At 5 o'clock an adjournment was taken
until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
DALLAS. Tex., May 23. The election of
connectlonal officers absorbed the Interests
of the delegates at to-day's session of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Gen
eral Conference. R. G. BIgham, of Georgia,
was elected to succeed Dr. J. D. Barbee.
of Nashville. Ttnn., as the senior book
agent, and D. M. Smith, junior member of
the firm of Barbee & Smith, was re-elected
as junior book agent. H. M. Dubose was
selected on the first ballot for general sec
retary of the Epworth League and editor
of the Epworth Era. Dr. Lambeth was
re-elected missionary secretary, and Dr. J.
D. Hammon re-elected educational secre
tary, receiving 120 votes. P. H. Wishner
was elected secretary of the Church Ex
Ireland May Succeed Corrlgnn.
ROME. May 23. The Vatican is discuss
ing the probability of the archdiocese of
New York sending in the name of Arch
bishop Ireland, of St. Paul, Minn., with
the names of Bishops Charles McDonnell,
of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Auxiliary Bishop
John M. Farley, of New York, as candi
dates from whom the Propaganda shall se
lect a successor to the late Archbishop Cor
rlgan. The belief in this possibility is
based on the idea that the Catholics of the
archdiocese are ambitious to have a car
dinal as the archbishop, and that none of
the American archbishops or bishops have
such a good chance of obtaining the scar
let beretta as Archbishop Ireland.
HRST TRIP TO AMERICA.
A Younsr Man of NottliiKham at the
"It's rather a novelty to me to be inter
viewed by an American reporter," re
marked a dignified young man with a
brown mustache, mild blue eyes and an ex
ceedingly affable manner. He rose as he
spoke and bowed the reporter out of the
room. His card read, "Mr. T. F. Revcll,
Boot's Art Department. Nottingham." Mr.
Revell is staying at the Denison. This is
his first visit to America, and he has jour
neyed all the way from England to buy a
special line of goods from an Indianapolis
firm. Arriving in New York on the Oceanic
a few days ago, he pushed on toward the
Hoosier capital. Mr. Revell considers the
department store one of the prominent in
stitutions of the United States. He saw
Wanamaker's in New York and was
amazed. While in this country he'will pay
some special atention to this feature of
American civilization. Mr. Revell thinks
the department store would hardly be a
success in London because of the prejudice
of the people. He believes, however, that
they might finally be educated to an appre
ciation of these stores.
IN DOUGHNUT'S DEFENSE
BOOTH TAR KINGTON AND A.
DOUGHERTY .MAKE REPLY.
Judge Leathers Will De Called Upon
to Assume the Character of
Newton Booth Tarkington and Albert U.
Dougherty, proprietors of a doughnut fac
tory on Broadway, defendants in a suit for
damages and the abatement of their in
stitution, brought ty Samuel Wilson and
his wife, who live next door, yesterday filed
a motion to strike out certain parts of the
complaint, the principal one being the al
legation that the odor of frying doughnuts
is offensive. The charge in the complaint
was that the odor from the frying dough
nuts pervaded the plaintiffs' house and
was offensive to them. In support of the
motion to strike out this part of the com
plaint the court !s asked to consider the
fragrant doughnut as follows:
"Cottolene and grease generally are en
tirely harmless and not malodorous sub
stances, nor generally does their use In fry
ing doughnuts create offensive odor. These
things the court knows judicially. Were,
however, the court without judicial knowl
edge on that point, that would be the legal
presumption as against a pleader who fails
to plead contrary facts. The averment that
the odor arising from the frying of dough
nuts (there being no averment that the
cottolene or grease used is malodorous or
foul) Is obnoxious and offensive, is simply
a conclusion of the pleader and is to be
rejected. Obnoxious or foul odors cannot
in the nature of things arise from the fry
ing or cooking with sweet and palatable
oil or grease, and there is here no averment
that the cottolene or grease used were
not entirely sweet and inoffensive. We
insist that the conclusion of the pleader
should be rejected. It is Important that we
be required to take issue only on issuable
facts and not on conclusions."
This appeal to the court questions the
judgment of the plaintiff in telling the dif
ference between good and bad doughnuts
in terming their decision a "conclusion,"
and Judge Leathers is placed in a position
where he will have to go on record as an
authority on the odor arising from frying
The other part of the complaint that is
asked to be stricken out is that which
charges the employes with making unnec
essary noise late at night. It is argued
that the employers are not responsible for
the conduct of their employes and if the
men have been guilty of the misdemeanor
alleged they are subject to proper punish
ment. MAN FRIGHTENED AWAY.
Mrs. C. F. Rnschaupt Found Him at
Her Front Door.
Mrs. C. F. Ruschaupt. wife of the secretary-treasurer
of the Indianapolis baseball
club, residing at 1315 North Pennsylvania
street, reported to the . police last night
that when she got home, shortly before 10
o'clock, she found a man trying to unlock
the door. She described him as being about
five feet ten inches tall, wearing a soft
black hat and frock coat and as being the
same man who had been selling soap in
the neighborhood in the afternoon. The
bicycle police answered the call, but found
no trace of the man.
Gowen Roberts, colored, 771 West North
street, reported to the police last night that
his home had been entered and 25 cents
in money and a ladies' gold watch stolen
Thursday night. Mrs. Black, who also
rooms at Roberts's, reported that she had
been robbed of 52 cents.
The home of Bradford Franks, 23$ Empire
street, was also burglarized Thursday
night. Franks reported the loss of three
suits of clothes, two overcoats, a pair of
shoes and a hat.
PROBABILITY OF A STRIKE.
Machinist Turn Matter Over to the
The Machinists' Union held a session un
til after 12 o'clock last night to determine
the policy to be pursued in settling the
differences at the Chandler-Taylor, J. B.
Alfree, C. & A. Pott? and National Vehicle
Company shops, where the agreements for
the year have not been signed. It was the
general understanding that a strike would
be ordered in the plants that had not
signed the scale by the time of last night's
meeting. The conservative members were
against this policy at this time, but the
local union has turned the matter over to
the international executive board, and will
act at its bidding. This means that the
union will strike If ordered. About one
hundred men are employed in the shops
affected. The differences between the ma
chinists and the Jenny Electric Company
have been left to the firm and its employes
to settle because of an agreement they en
tered into regarding a Saturday half holi
day. WOMEN INSULTED.
Work of n NiRht Prowler in Northern
Part of the City.
Reports were made to the police again
last night of a man who has been acting
strangely for several days in the northern
part of the city and attempting to insult
white women. Last night a servant girl
employed at the home of Mrs. Hildebrand,
No. 1925 North Meridian street, asserted
that she went to the back door and was
accosted by the night prowler, who was in
the back yard. Her screams caused him to
run away. He was not captured.
Ernest Thomas, colored, age thirteen,
living at lOöo1 Yandes street, was assaulted
yesterday afternoon by Amos Clark, white,
seventeen, of 1507 Columbia avenue. The
white boy did no greater injury than to
strike Thomas in the mouth with a rock.
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to thousands of wretched people. It will briii happiness
to thousands who are miserable imatrinir.s: tliev have a bad
blood poisoning when in nine cases out ot ten it is purely a
local parasitic manifestation on tin? skin which can be
cleared away in a hurrv.
Such misery now cleared away as surely as the sun shines above.
Not merely attempted not a matter of improvement only but a clear
ing" of it all away absolute and quickly, too.
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has ever brought more happiness to humanity than this discovery.
I VOUCH FOR THIS
Note what is known CJO to a leader in the
medical affairs of Indianapolis.
CHAS. W. EICHRODT. Drutst,
227 South Illinois Street. Opp, Union Station.
It has been proven to us beyond the possibility of a !onbt that a n;w medicine
quickly clears up the worst skin affection. Its v.ork seems astonishing, amazing, al
most miraculous. (It is a specific formu'a liich, because of its discovery by Dr.
Decatur Dennis, is known as " D. D. D.') It actual record sounds like a story of
magic. But there is no room for doubt about it whatever; full jt-Ws, indisputable in
every respect, have been submitted regarding hundreds oi cas;s amon;j them the two
cases illustrated in this announcement. The one case shown he of the adult (Mr.
Charles Jacobs, psoriasis of many years' standing) was cured in !" days. The other
case of the boy (Sammy Minkey) was cure! iu three weeks. The results are not only
complete, but permanent; in the case of Mr. Jacobs, which was one of the earliest
cured after the discovery of this medicament, it is now nearly three years since the
disease was cleared out of the skin; and no taint of it has appeared since.
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This is not merely a commercial matter; it is a matter of humanity
to tell everybody with a skin disease about this medicament. Among the many cases
proven to us of astonishingly quick and complete cures, all of which reem to have
be: n permanent, many were photographed in such a condition that a reproduction iu a
newspaper would be perhaps too shocking for print. Thee cases given here, in the
cause ot humanity, this paper consented to print just as the patients appeared before
and after treatment, though another newspaper rerused to do so. Nt a newspaper in
Christendom but should publish everr word of this information, picture aud all, if
duty and not dollars were the governing rule.
A SA1ALL BLOTCH ON THE SKIN.
Hqw skin diseases start in most cases.
In the two cases illustrated here the following are the facts: In the cae of Mr.
Jacobs (Psoriasis, a species of Eczema) the trouble siarttd in three sinall spots and dd
net spread beyond this lor eight years. Then it sud.ieuly spread all ovr. It raed
more or less all over in this way for ten years.
In the case of the boy shown above (pure Kczema) the trouble started in a small
spot forward of the left ear. We understand ii was quiet for two or three years be!ore
spreading. Photographs of the case show the boy literllv covered, the same as showa
on the face in above photo, when treatment with I) D I), was started.
Any blotch in the skin which sticks stubbornly at all should bs attended to.
However trifling it may seem, if it lingers long ten chance, to one it i a parasitic
start, and at any time it may cover your f ice or body, or both.
The most hygienic and cleanly people are frequently r.fHicted xllh
skin diseases. Attendant- in bitlihou-.es and b. rbtrrs are examples
that soap and water are no protection. W'htniwr the -..kin become!
weakened or impaired, then thes p-ira'.ite arc likelv at a.ir time te
Filth is not
attack, ana it conditions are jut wron th-y will thrive ana socio
form of skin disease will result. Alxuuht all form 3 of it w'.ii spread by contact.
borrhoea, Sycosis, Scabi-s, Tinea Pavosa, Tinea Circinata. Tuira Tiichophytina Bar
bae. Lupus Serpiginosus, Elephantiasis. Eich one of the- sk.u affectiuu is parasitic
in nature, and all of them have yielded to "D. I). I)." Th? preparation ts being usei
by most of the skin specialists. It U compounded for druggists t-oiely by the D. D. D.
Company, 7u Dearborn street, Chicago.
It is utilized by every family physician who has taken the trouble to investigate
the work it is accomplishing.
It is used in the Cook County Hospital. Chicago.
It will clear off any parasitic break m the skin in from 0 to CD days time.
It will bring happiness quickly into the lives of thousands of peop e of this city vho
are miserable in imagining they hve a bid b'.ood po-sjuing, when in nine caes out of
ten it is purely a local parasitic manifestation w h.ch can be cleared away iu a hurrj by
Yisit the above agents and see proofs that will make von a happier human.
51.00 buys the prescription already made up in sealed bottles with authentic
label on each.
The above druggists will fill mail orJtrs oa receipt of price.
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Eczema in all its forms Iv:z.:nirj Infants aud Young" Chii
dren, Krythema, Kethytna, Impevgo Conta io . Lupjs, Liehe a
Planus. Herpe, I;ry sip-das. Ichthyosis, lMyniMS. Itching
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