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ON RAILWAY TRAINS. FIVE CBST WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1M2X DAILY ESTABLISHED 1850 VOL. LH XO. 323. INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 19, 1902 TEN PAGES. PRICE 2 CENTS 1. INQUIRY TOO SLOW STRIKE COMMISSIONERS WEARY OF METHODS OF LAWYERS. Too Mach Tim Spent In CroM-Enm-ining the President of the Mine Worken' I n Ion. HINT FROM CHAIRMAN GRAY THAT QIESTIONS BE LIMITED TO NEW PHASES OF THE I Wl IK V. Mr. Mitchell Again a Target for Wayne MacVeasrh, Who Was Fol. lowed by Gowen and Rom. ARBITERS ALSO INQUISITORS QUESTIONS ASKED BY SPALDING, GRAY, WRIGHT AND W ATKINS. Archbishop Ireland's Attitude Dis cussed Yeurlr Agreements, Intim idation and Other Matters. S( RONTON, Pa., Nov. 18.-President Mitchell, for the fourth successive day, oc cupied the witness stand during the two essions of the strike commission and was cross-examined by the three attorneys for as many coal companies. While a consid erable amount of information for the en lightenment of the commissioners was brought out, the day was a rather quiet one compared with those which have pre ceded it. The arbitrators are growing rest less in consequence of the long cross-examination, which apparently does not bring out the facts as quickly as the commission would like to have them presented. Several times during the course of to-day's session Chairman Gray reminded the attorneys of the value of time and suggested that cross examination be limited to new features of those questions that have already been gone over. The lawyers assured the com mission that they, too. were anxious to ex pedite matters, and would do everything possible to hurry matters along without Injuring their own case. Mr. Mitchell has been on the stand since last Friday morning, and Is showing signs of weariness from the strain of four days' cross-examination. Thus far his attorney, C. S. Darrow. and David Willcox. for the Delaware & Hudson; Wayne MacVeagh, for the Erie; Francis L Gowen. for the Le high Valley, and W. W. Ross, for the Del aware, Lackawanna A Western Company, have examined the miners' president. The commissioners to-day for the first time en tered into the discussion with the lawyers and the witness over disputes which arose from time to time. Interest in the proceedings is not waning. The large crowds which have been wedged In the courtroom in the preceding days of the hearings were in evidence to-day. Nei ther is there a falling off in the attendance of attorneys, of whom there are almost twoscore present at each session. MANY Ql ESTIONS ASKED. Both Counsel and Commissioners In terrogate Mr. Mitchell. 8CRANTON. Pa.. Nov. 18. When Wayne MacVesgh resumed his cross-examination of Mr. Mitchell he took up the alleged acts Of violence in the mining region. After the mine workers' president had answered several questions Mr. MacVeagh said: "What I am trying to show is that there Is a growing spirit of violence and disre gard of law in your organization and that your influence over them is insufficient to keep them law-abiding and peaceable as you desire them to be." I'nder this arraignment of the union Mr. Mitchell retained his complete composure. The Question met with a ready response. The fear that my influence," said he. "is not sufficient to deter men from the com mission of crime is a contradiction of the claims often made about me." The cross-examiner and the witness then plunged into a spirited colloquy over the question of whether one man has the right to prevent another man from selling his labor. The best answer Mr. MacVeagh could draw from the miners' chief was that he did not approve of any one committing an unlawful act. Mr. MacVeagh read a statement regard ing the right to strike as be!or.f:ing to the personal freedom of workingmen. He also took the view that in exercising that free dom those who cease to work must not Interfere with the liberty of others who wish to work. "We do not want anarchy," said Mr. Mitchell, "and that Is anarchy pure and simple the right of every man to do absolutely as he pleases regardless of its effects on society." This is the language of a very carefully disguised anarchy," Mr. MacVeagh re marked, "because it is the language of Archbishop Ireland." "Archbishop Ireland never expected to be used in that sense. 1 might say Archbishop Ireland is a member of a committee of which I am also a member which has declared for a trade-union idea." Answering a further question, Mr. Mitch ell declared that if Archbishop Ireland's statement meant that men have no right to picket he disagreed wltg him. Mr. Mitchell added that he did not know that the Arch bishop was regarded as a Supreme Court or. trade-union matters. Answering other question? Mr. Mitchell said there were no Anarchists in the trade unions. Replying to Mr. MacVeagh's questions regarding union men belonging to the National Guard Mr. Mitchell said no local in his union had ever expelled a man from the union for belonging to the Guard, and that no nation al labor organisation of any kind had ever done such a thing. A little union in New York State, he said, had taken such action, and it had been heralded over the country! He was not responsible for what some other organisations did. Mr. MacVeagh conclud ed his cross-examination at this point. Francis R. Gowen. representing the Le high Valley Coal Company, followed Mr. MacVeagh and questioned Mr. Mitchell re garding his comparison of wages paid In the bituminous fields as against those paid In the snthraelte. Mr. Mitchell was unable to say how many mines are so equipped as to enable them to weigh coal, but he did not think the expense of equipping them would be very great. Replying to Bishop Spalding. Mr. Mitchell said that operators could form a coalition snd stop the mining of coal throughout the I'nited States. ' They could dc the same as we do." he said, "and especially now when the coal fields of the country are passing Into the hands of a few men." Commissioner Watklns thought the law would prevent operators from doing that by reason of their incorporation, but Mr. Mitchell said they had the right to shut down their mines. . Judge Gray asked the witness If his so ciety did not depend, after all. upon the o'd economic truth that aW great forces wMch lend to uplift and carry on social S'JvaitC'-ment and civilisation depend upon lite average desire of the Individual to bet ter his own condition and to work for suvges. and upon the desire of a man who hat property to utiHxe it and get an in come trom it "I think that probably is true." was Mr. Mitchell's response. Judge Gray If you can imagine an m-n ceasing to work at once, the whole social machine would stop. Mr. Mitchell-Yes. Commissioner Wright asked: "Do you consider it justifiable for the employers in a certain district, in order to resist the demands of the labor union, to paralyze that industry, or any group of Industries?" "No. I do not think it is proper," Mr. Mitchell renlied. "WouM the same answer be made if I ' should substitute 'unions' instead of 'em ployers?' " "I think In either case." answered Mr. Mitchell, "some other avenue of adjust ment than the paralyzation of the indus try should be sought." Mr. Mitchell, answering commissioners, said the United Mine Workers did not in corporate because the step was not neces sary. "An organization, to become finan cially responsible." he said, "must have a large fund, and this the working people did not have. He -aid that employers who object to treating or contracting with the union because It is not incorporated, would oppose treating with it anyhow." Commissioner Wright asked Mr. Mitchell what he meant by recognition of the union, and the witness replied: "It means that employers shall make agreement regulat ing hours of labor, wages, etc.. with the union, and that the union, as such, would be held responsible for a rigid compliance with those agreements." ' he cross-examination was next taken up by W. W. Ross, of New York, counsel for the Delaware Lackawanna & Western, who had Just begun to question the wit ness when the noon recess hour arrived. BITUMINOUS MINERS. In the afternoon Mr. Ross's line of examining- wa for some time directed toward testing Mr. Mitchell's knowledge of bitum inous mine working, the number of men employed, the wages paid and a comparison of those with the wages paid in the anthra cite fields. Regarding the number of hours the men work in the hard coal regions, Mr. Mitchell said that when the breaker runs ten hours the men usually work seven, eight or nine hour When the breaker runs less the men work in proportion. On the aver age, however, the men worked more hours than the breakers. "As a matter of fact," said Mr. Ross, "has not your organization stopped the miners from working on the days when the breakers were idle?" Mr. Mitchell admitted that in this dis trict the rule is that the men shall not pre pare coal on idle days. This, he said, was for the purpose of preventing favoritism. "Do any of these epithets and slurs," in quired Mr. Ross, "you have made regard ing the horrible condition of the miners apply to our company?" "Will you tell me particularly what slurs you refer to?" Mr. Mitchell asked. Getting no direct answer, he, with some spirit, re peated his query, saying: "I would like you to refer specifically to what you mean by slurs. I do not recall having used language of. that character." Mr. Ross did not take any notice of Mr. Mitchell's remark, but. Instead, took up the line of his examination. After some unimportant testimony as to a comparison of wages, the social features of the coal fields was taken up, and Mr. Mitchell said he could not see any other reason In child labor than that the families required the money to live on, the exception being where the parents may be inhuman. He then re iterated his former statement that the minimum wage should be 9600 a year. "We might want to go to the seashore," said he, speaking with a little sarcasm. Mr. Mitchell said that the company had some employes who had visited Philadelphia once in twenty-four years and that they thereby had an important event in their lives to relate to their grandchildren. At this point Mr. Ross took occasion to call attention to the fact that his com pany owned 284 houses which were rented to the miners on an average of 95 per month. "So you see," remarked Mr. Ross, "we have not very many houses for the number of employes, upwards of 12,000." "You charge enough for the ones you do have." was Mr. Mitchell's dr-- rsro"se. which caused merriment among the miners In the courtroom. After securing an expression from the miners' president that the oompany paid to the stockholdrs 26 per cent, on their cap ital stock, Mr. Ross Inquired if he was not incorrect. "I think the figures were that." said Mr. Mitchell. "There are a good many meth ods for putting profits away in a railroad," he added. Answering Judge Gray, Mr. Mitchell ad mitted that about 10 per cent, of the total production of anthracite coal was put out on the weight basis. At 4 o'clock the commission adjourned un til 10 o'clock to-morrow, Mr. Mitchell still being on the stand. RAVISHED BY A NEGRO TWO WOMEN PRESUMABLY VICTIMS OF THE SAME MAX. Mrs. Mary Davis, of Sullivan County, and Mrs. Lemon, of Knox, Assailed, and a Mob Seeks Vengeance. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SULLIVAN, Ind.. Nov. 18. Mrs. Mary Davis, the wife of Milton Davis, who lives three miles south of this city, was the vic tim, to-day, of one of the most heinous crimes ever perpetrated in the county. Mrs. Davis was attacked about 10 o'clock this morning, at her home, by an unknown negro, who beat and lacerated her unmer cifully, and then ravished her. The negro went to the Davis home last night and asked permission to remain over night, and was allowed to remain. This morning Mr. Davis went a short distance from the house after water, and while Mrs. Davis was standing in the yara the negro struck her a blow on the head, and a des perate struggle ensued, in which her cloth ing was torn from her body, and she was beaten and lacerated horribly. The negro then dragged her to a thicket near by and accomplished his purpose. The husband was attracted by the woman's screams, but when he reached the house the negro had escaped. He was surrounded in a corn field by a posse of men. but escaped into the woods, and was seen at Carlisle, six miles distant, some time later. The au thorities are making every effort to appre hend him. Mrs. Davis is twenty-flve years of age. and will not suffer greatly as the result of her horrible experience. The negro is de- i scribed as being five feet six inches tall, I f -l i r h wot I A saaaoH oroa Finer a Ho K V o. and weighs about M pounds. Negro's Second Victim. Special to the I ml ianapolls Journal. V1XCKNNKS, Ind.. Nov. 18. A negro, supposed to be the same one who. this morning, criminally assaulted Mrs. Mary Davis. In Sullivan county, at 4 o'clock stopped at the home of a farmer named Lemon, near Oaktown. in Knox county, and outraged Mrs. Lemon, whom he found alone. She fought him desperately, but the negro overpowered her and, brandishing a shoe knife, forced her to submit. The wildest excitement prevails In that locality. Bloodhounds have been placed on the scent and If the negro is caught he will be lynched before morning. Passing freight trains are stopped by the mob to search for the negro with lanterns. The Moccasin Runs I udcr Water. CUTCHOOCE. N. v.. Nov. 18.-The sub marine torpedo boat Moccasin made a suc cessful submerged run f two miles to-day She fired a torpedo at the end of the run at an imaginary warship. She came to the surface for observation three tlmsa. SHADOW PASSING AWAY A Telegram States that Mexico is About to Adopt the Gold Standard. NEW NORMAL FAVORED SUPERINTENDENTS' ASSOCIATION WILL TAKE ACTIO. Report of Special Committee Approv. Ing New State School Will Be Pre sented Thin Morning. TEXT OF COMMITTEE S REPORT II Bill Ml NEED OF NEW TRAINING SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS. First Session of Thirteenth Annual Meeting; Discusses Topics of Vital Importance To-Day's Programme. "Shall Indiana Have Another Normal School?" is the question that will be dis cussed this morning by the Town and City School Superintendents' Association which began its thirteenth annual meeting last night in the Btatehouse. That the proposi tion will be stamped with the approval of the association is believed to be certain, and the first long step will be taken toward get ting the matter before the Legislature in effective form. The special committee ap pointed by the association one year ago will make its report, and that report will be un qualifiedly in favor of another normal school. After going into the question with thoroughness, the members of the com mittee, Superintendent J. W. Carr. of An derson, chairman. Superintendent R. A. Ogg. Kokomo, and C. M. McDaniel, Mad ison, have reached the following conclu sions: "That another normal school be estab lished In Indiana. "That we deem It feasible to ask the next State Legislature to enact a law providing for the establishment of the school and for Its proper maintenance. "That provision be made by law for a nonpartisan board of trustees to manage the school. "That the location of the school be left entirely to the board of trustees and that no city be permitted to offer more than a suitable site and agree to share the ex penses of maintaining a training school. "That we earnestly -equest the differ ent colleges and private normal schools to establish and maintain pedagogical depart ments and training schools respectively for the end that the demand for well-trained teachers may be more nearly met, and that the public schools may have the benefit resulting from teachers trained in a variety of schools. "That this subject be presented at the next meeting of the State Teachers' Asso ciation, so that each teacher in attendance may have an opportunity to express his views either in discussion or by vote.'' COMMITTEE'S REASONS These arguments are advanced as good and sufficient reasons why another normal achool should be established: The State should educate its teachers. There is an urgent and" constantly In- r. using demand for teachers thoroughly trained. The establishment of another State nor mal school will benefit the public schools of the State in various other ways, thus Jus tifying the extra expenditure of money. It will Increase the normal school at tendance. An increased supply of well-trained teachers will Increase the demand. The establishment of another State nor mal school means Increased training school facilities. Diversity of methods is one of the bene ficial results of a system of normal schools. It would form another educational center in the Si its The establishment of another school would pi v - helpful to the one already establish d. The facilities of the present State normal school are inadequate. A system of State normal schools has proven successful in other State.). These reasons the committee feels are strong enough to convince even a Legis lature of the necessity of another normal; but the committee Is forced to admit that there are strong reasons also urged against the establishment of a system of normals. A few of these reasons are Included In the report to the association. The cost of stablishing and maintaining such a school would be great. It would cost from $100.000 to $150.000 to establish the school and from $50,000 to $60.000 annual ly to maintain it. The argument is made by some educators that it would be better to take some of this money and enlarge the presrnt State Noi .ml School. The establishment of such a school would Interfere with private normals already es tablished or that may be established. The proposition to establish such a school would revive the conflict between State and non State schools. The rivalry between the old school and the new one would prove detrimental to both. Neither school would be properly supported by the State. The present State Normal School is adequate to the needs of the State. REPORT THIS MORNING. The committee will report this morning that it is feasible to ask the Legislature for the school, because: "The State's finances are in good condition. The State debt at present is the smallest it has been for years. If it would ever be in a condi tion to establish another normal school, without in any way disarranging its finances, it is now. The Legislatures of the State have always been ready to provide for the public schools, and there Is no rea son to believe that the incoming Legisla ture will be different in this respect from its predecessors. If the legislators are con vinced that the State really needs such a .school, and that the public school men are practically agreed on the proposition, there is no reason to think that they will not act favorably. It would not be a matter of politics, but wholly one of the public good. ' In arriving at its conclusions on the ques tion, the special committee wrote letters to more than three hundred persons In the State, including city, town and county su perintendents, high school teachers, mem bers of school boards, college and normal presidents and college professors. More than one hundred replKo were received, and the majority was in favor of the estab lishment of the school. The committee finds interesting a table showing the result (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4, COL. 5.) ALLEGED ANARCHIST PLOTS. Story Told by a Woman of Conspira cies Against the President. NEW YORK, Nov. 18. Mrs. Lena Dox heimer, who says that until she became a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church at Hoboken, two years ago, she was associated with an Anarchist society of that place, and whose mental balance is questioned, is reported to have related to the Mothers' Club and the pastor of her church a story of alleged Anarchist plottings against the life of President Roosevelt. According to Mrs. Doxheimer. there have been in the last fourteen months three persons assigned to the task of "re moving" the President. One of these, a Frenchman named Melov. she says, she persuaded to return to Paris, where he was killed by a street car. She professes to believe that he put himself in the way of death in order to spare his relatives the humiliation of regarding him as a suicide. Next, according to Mrs. Doxheimer, the assassin's task was assigned to a man named Mueller, living in Avenue B. this city, who a few days later died of poison s lf-admlnistered. The last of the thr.- designated for the murderous work, Mrs. Doxheimer alleges, was a Mrs. Schroeder. of Harlem, who also ended her life by means of poison. Mrs. Doxheimer asserts that among the plotters were several millionaires. H. r conception of what constitutes a million-air.- is indicated by her statement that these men "owned houses." BAD SAILOR BOYS. Part of Training Ship Hartford's Crew in Trouble at Madeira. LONDON. Nov. 18. The Daily Mall re ports that during the recent visit of the United States training ship Hartford to Madcrla, a hundred of the crew were al lowed to go on shore for five hours, and some of them became intoxicated and in dulged in riotous behavior. They inter fered with a passing wagon, drawn by bul locks, and assaulted a well-known local gentleman with sticks, severely maltreat ing him. This incident led to bottles being thrown at the sailors from the windows of a hotel and some among them sustained nasty cuts. Later the populace assumed a hostile attitude toward the American seamen and several fled Into a church to escape from the angry mob. The Hartford fired half a dozen blank shots and subse quently the captain came ashore and de cided to stop all further leave while in port. The Hartford arrived at Funchal. Ma deira, Nov. 6, and sailed for Gibraltar I Nov. li. ROSES KILLED BY GAS CONCLUSION OF A MOST REMARK ABLE LAWSUIT IN BOSTON. Grower of Flowers Recovers Twenty Thousand Dollars Damage from a Railroad Company. DR. G. T. MOORE'S TESTIMONY i EXPERT EVIDENCE OF A FORMER INDIANAPOLIS MAN. A Precedent Established That May Form the Basis for More Litiga tion of the Same Kind. One of the most remarkable lawsuits on record has Just reached its conclusion in Boston, and the result of the esse has caused mary legal authorities, scientists and floriculturists to turn their eyes toward a former Indianapolis man Dr. George T. Moore, who is now in charge of the lab oratory of plant physiology in the United States Department of Agriculture at Wash ington. The entire case hung upon Dr. Moore's expert testimony regarding the susceptibility of roses to poisonous vapors and he showed so conclusively the fatal effect of polluted atmosphere upon the delicate flowers that a big railroad com pany, which had been laughing in its sleeve over what it considered a ridiculous suit against it, was compelled to pay $20,000 damages to a rose grower. The case, which is absolutely novel in the annals of legal difficulties in the United States, has estab lished a precedent which will undoubtedly be followed, and many big damage suits are likely ;o be the outgrowth of the one which has just been decided. Dr. Moore, who returned to Washington after a short visit with relatives in this city, had been extremely Interested in the case from the first, on account of the op portunities it offered him for new experi ments, but it was not until he arrived in Indianapolis that he realized how interest ing the outcome of the suit had been to lawyers, scientists and flower growers in all parts of the country; for during his sojourn of a few days in this city he received letters from all over the United States, which had been forwarded from Washington, asking him where complete detailed accounts of the case could be ob tained, one of the most urgent requests coming from William Trelease, the director of the Missouri Botanical Gardens at St. Louis. But one of the several peculiar fea tures of the novel damage suit is that, un til now, no complete account of the case has appeared in print. Owing to the fact that the case was not tried in a regular law court, but was heard by an auditor appointed by the court (a New England custom still In practice under some cir cumstances), the Boston newspapers failed to appreciate its significance and gave no attention to the matter. Preparations are now being made by the big floricultural periodicals of the country to publish full reports of the suit, which is destined to become a very famous one. but it is safe to say that the account given below Is the only one that has so far appeared In prlnc ROUNDHOUSE TORN DOWN During the spring of last year the New York. New Haven & Hartford Railway Company, of the Vanderbilt system, de cided to make some Improvements in its car shops at Wood's Holl, Mass., and be gan by putting a force of men at work tearing down an old roundhouse. The workmen found that the only way to de stroy the tar roofing was to burn It, and they set fire to it. The result was an enormous cloud of dense, black smoke that hung over the town the greater part of three days, there being not enough wind at the time to blow it away. The rose gar dens of M. U. Walsh, who la known throughout America as one of the most I successful experts in the culture of beau tiful roses, were enveloped in the smoke during this period and, at the end of the ' second day, Mr. Walsh noticed that uply black and brown splotches were marring the loveliness of his beloved flowers. He suspected at once that the smoky atmos phere might have something to do with the matter, but. as in all of his man years of experience he had never known smoke to injure roses, he could not unoerswra why the plants should become affected to such a disheartenine extent. But a close Investigation of his gardens, which occupy about four acres, proved beyond an oouui that something of a very' serious nature was happening to the Sowars, and it was with despair that he discovered that a new variety of ros which was to have been called the "Nordlca,'' was utterly de stroyed. . He journeyed at once to Boston and made his way to the headquart. rs of th New York. New Haven v Hartford Railway, where he complained to the officials ot the company ami demanded that th y repay him for the great damage done his tender plants. The railway officials laughed at him. They said that it was absurd to at tempt to make the company responsible for his failure in rose culture. Mr. Walsh de clared that he would bring suit for dam ages. The officials smiled easily and tow htm to go ahead and bring suit. The rose grower, thoroughly roused by this trnp. returned to Wood s Holl and sought the advice of Dr. George T. Moore, who chanced to be in the town at the time con ducting a botanical experiment on behalf of the government. The former Indianap olis man asked for a few .lays in whicn to become familiar with the queer state of affairs, and, his interest being held by the novelty of the thing, he spent all of his spare time between the ruins of the old roundhouse and the fragrant rose gardens. At the end of a week he urged Mr. w alsh to file his suit. A suit for $9.000 damages against the rail way company was filed shortly after ny Robert M. Morse, a famous Boston law yer, whom Mr. Walsh had secured as Ids legal representative. And then things "hung fire." as things so often do in the courts, and month after month went by without a hearing of the case, until the great lawyer lost' interest in it and asked another law firm. Beale. Hutchlngs & Beale. to take the matter off his hands, as he had more pressing things to attend to. AN AUDITOR APPOINTED. Finally, by consent of both plaintiff and defendant, the court In which the suit was filed appointed an auditor to hear the evi dence and decide the matter, this method of conducting certain trials being practiced occasionally in some New England States. The case came up for hearing a few weeks ago in Boston, and Mr. Hutchlngs opened with a statement of the peculiar circum stances under which the beautiful roses, some of them of a new and wonderful variety, had been competely ruined. Al though not intending to take an active part in the legal contest. Mr. Morse came Into the courtroom during the opening statement and was much impressed with the possibilities of the case, which had evi dently not dawned upon him until he learned that an expert upon botanical sub jects from the government's laboratory on plant physiology had made some surpris ing discoveries in favor of the plaintiff. The great lawyer was on the alert in an instant and sxirprlsed everyone present by asking that the hearing be discontinued for that day. and. the request being grant ed, he lost no time in having the District Court in which the original suit was filed grant that the damages demanded be i changed from $9,000 to $25.000. "I've been laboring under a mistaken impression. he said; "this thing is a matter of great im portance." And Morse took charge of his client's case after all. In fact, he was so con sumed with the matter that he could think of scarcely anything else. The railway officials who had been looking at the suit all along as a trivial incident beneath se rious consideration suddenly awakened to the fact that the plaintiff, whom they had held so cheanly, had two mm on his side -at i rot t- r. laughed at Morse, the expert lawyer, and Moore, the expert bot anist. Even whn innumerable difficulties have beset his path, Morse has been known to get the best of all arguments presented to a discerning judge, but upon this occa sion he had clear sailing after Moore, the botanist, had completed his testimony. For Dr. Moore showed "by means of a chemical analysis of a sample from the tar roof of the destroyed roundhouse and numerous photographs of the roses at different stages of the disease which had led to their death that the burning of a tar roof would gener ate sulphurous gas that no tender plant could possibly withstand. And he was able to prove by a series of experiments that a millionth part of this noxious vapor in a square foot of air was enough to blast a rose forever. Dr. Gill, scientific authority on gases and fuels, also submitted expert testimony that left no room for doubt as to the poisonous nature of the vapors that had hung over the town of Wood's Holl during the burn ing of the tar roof of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad's roundhouse. When the famous lawyer came to sum up the evidence In favor of his client's claim for damages he made a speech that, figuratively speaking, buried the lawyers for the defense under the debris of their own roundhouse. He showed that the entire profession of floriculture had suffered to gether with the rose grower of Wood's Holl, for the beautiful "Nordlca" rose, which had given promise of attaining as high a degree of perfection as the famous "Jubilee" rose, one of Walsh's greatest suc cesses In flower culture, had been lost to the world forever. The auditor heard the case carefully to the end, and then, with out lengthy deliberation, awarded the rose grower $20,000 damages. MORE VOTES FOR CANNON REPIBLICAN CONGRESSMEN AN NOUNCE THEIR PREFERENCE. Iowa. Massachusetts and New Hamp shire Delegations Favor the Illi nois Man for Speaker. DES MOINES, la.. Nov. 18 At a caucus of the members of the Iowa Republican delegation to the next Congress held here to-day it was decided to support Congress man Cannon for speaker. The only mem ber of the delegation not heard from is Congressman Cousins, who is sick in Chi cago, but he has already favored Cannon. BOSTON, Nov. 18.-Most of the Repub lican members of the Massachusetts dele gation to Congress met at the I'nlon Club to-day and agreed to send the following telegram to Joseph G. Cannon: "Repub licans of the Massachusetts delegation, at a meeting to-day in Boston, declared for you as speaker." The Republican con gressmen who were absent had approved of the indorsement of Mr. Cannon. LEBANON. N. H . Nov. 18 Congress, man Frank D. Curri r. who is here to-day attending court, upon the receipt of a message from Congr ssman Sulloway. of Manchester, made known the fact that both have agreed to support I 'ongr. .-s-man Cannon, of Illinois, for the speak- i ship of the next national House. Official Vote of Ohio. COLT'MBCS. O.. Nov. 1&.-The official count of the vote cast at the recent elec tion in Ohio, completed to-day, shows a total of S3f.131 ballots were thrown. The total vote cast for secretary of täte was 811.467, as follows: Laylin (Rep . 435,171; Bigelow (Dem ). 345.7, White (Pro.), If,. 336; Hayes (Soo.i, 14.270; Adams fJkM La- a aas . - t Al h 1 . I t i 1 m bor. -.VW. scaiiei inj,. . luiai, au.toi. Lay lln's plurality. 90.465. Kirtley Rep. for I member of Board of Public works, has j the highest plurality on the state ticket, i 96.20. and Ankeny (Rep.), for dairy and IOOU coiniHiPi"ii . nv- r'ticsi, ou, John Truck Killed In Electric Chair. A fill "It N N' Y.. NOV. lR.Irthn Trimlr was put to dath in the electric chair In the state prison here to-day for the mur der of Frank W. Miller, at Virgil. Cortland county, March 14, 1880. Truck met his fate calmly; and five minutes after the wit 1 nesses had assembled In the death chamber i he was pronounced dead. The motive for the murder of Miller was robbery. BEAR HUNT ENDED PRESIDENT HAS RET I HM'.D FROM THE WILDS TO t IVILIZATlON. His Poor Lark Remained with 111m, and He Didn't Ort a Shot at any ild i rent lire. TRAILED A BEAR YESTERDAY BIT THE BEAST DOt BLED Ol ITS TRACKS AM) WAS LOST. Doe Killed by .Major Helm. Who Was Accompanied by Dr. Lang and Secretary Cortrlyou. GEN. L. E. WRIGHT AT MEMPHIS WELCOMED BACK. FROM PHILIP PINES BY FELLOW. TOWNSMEN. President Roosevelt to Participate li Exercises To-Day and Will Attend a Banquet 1 o-Night. SMEDES. Miss.. Nov. 18. President Roosevelt's bear hunt In Mississippi is ended and he has not had even a shot at a bear. The last day of the chase was simply a repetition of the three preceding days so far as his luck was concerned. Try as the hunters would they could not get a bear within range of the President's rifle. The dogs got a fresh trail early this morning. and the President and Holt 'oilier fol lowed it half a dozen miles to the Big Sun flower river. The bear crossed a mile be low the ford they went to, and. believing he was making for the canebrake on the other side, they endeavored to head it off. When they got Into the brake, however, they weto disgusted to find ihat the bear had doubled on his track and crossed the river still fur ther down. It was then 1 o'clock, and as arrangements had been made to break camp at 2:30 the President was reluctantly compelled to abandon further pursuit of the elusive quarry. While the President was out after bear Major Helm, Dr. Lung and Secretary Cor-t-.lyou had a more successful deer drive on this side of the Great Sunflower river. They jumped up a buck and a doe. Major Helm killed the latter from his horse at about forty yards. Although the President has failed to kill a bear on this expedition, he has enjoyed his outing and speaks in high praise of the hospitality that has been accorded him. He philosophically attributed his ill fortune to the traditional hunter's luck, snd says the next time he goes after bear he will arrange to stay long enough for the luck to change. The breaking up of camp to-day was an interesting proceeding. The camp outfit was loaded Into six mule wagons, the beds and sides of which were formed of the boards used for the table and tent floors. The deer killed to-day and the bear killed yesterday were loaded, and will be taken to Washington on a special train. Old Re mus, the greatest dog in the pack, whose last hunt was ahead of the President of the United States, was badly used up and with several of the wounded dogs was put in one of the wagons. When all was in readiness the President and the members of the party mounted their horses and rode into Smedes, leav ing the wagons to follow. The President is a hard rider, and the pace was rapid in spite of the bad trails. The distance, which is fully twelve miles, was covered in less than an hour. CJpoa the President's arrival here he found fully five hundred people, practical ly all the negroes rrom the surrounding plantations assembled to greet him. He thanked them for their demonstration, but made no remarks. They waited around his car on the siding until dark, hoping he would make a speech. Mr. I ish to-night gave a dinner in his private car to the President and members of his party. At 9:30 the speclsl trail started for Memphis, having added the record of a presidential bear hunt to the fame of Smedes, which first became known to the outside world through the story that here the experiment of teaching monkeys to pick cotton was to be tried. a GEV WRIGHT AT HOME. Welcomed Back from the Philippines by Citizens of Memphis. MEMPHIS. Tonn., Nov. ls.-The home coming of Gen. Luke E. Wrtght. after a thr.-e-years absence in the Philippines, was made memorable to-night by the citizens of Memphis. Cannon boomed a salute of sev enteen guns, bonfires were lighted on the principal thoroughfares and the streets MOM lined with people who bhouted an en thusiastic welcome to the Vice Governor. The train bearing General Wright and party arrived over the Illinois Centrsl Rail way at Poplar-street station a few min utes after 9 o'clock. A committee of repre sentative citizens was on hand to meet snd gret thu general and his party, which was composed of himself, his wife and Frederick Heiskell. private secretary to the vice Governor. After a few minutes spent in handshaking the committee escorted the party to carriages and the start was mads to the fjayooo Hotel. The line swung into Main street, where four companies of State militia were in waiting as an escort of honor. When th parade down Main street began a cannon boomed announcing to the ptopls that General Wright had arrived, imme diately bonfires were kindled on street cor ners and red fire was touched off. Main street had been gaily decorated for the occasion snd amid the glare of fire and myriads of electric lights, and the popping of torpedoes and firecrackers, the parsde passed In review. Thousands of people lined the streets and everywhere General Wright was received with enthusiastic ac claim. The party was driven to the hotel, where an Informal reception of an hour was held. Hundreds of friends grasped the hands of General and Mrs. Wright snd welcomed them on their return to Mem phis. General Wright was visibly affected and said he was glsd to be at home sgsln. His remarks were very brief, and after the reception he was escorted to his resi dence on Jessamine street. ' To-morrow will be a busy day for the Vice Governor. President Roosevelt snd party will arrive from Mississippi at 9:30 o'clock In the morning Thr President will head the parade up Msln street to Ex change, thence down Second to Court, and down Main to the Gayoso Hotel, where General Wright will be in waiting to receive the chief executive. At noon s breakfsst will be given the President snd Oeneral and Mrs Wright by the ladles -f Memphis. Promptly at t o'clock the party will be con ducted to the Auditorium on Msln street where a public reception will be held last ing until 4 o'clock. The party will next go to a pavilion on Beale street, where an Interesting programme of an hour's duration has been prepared by the negroes of the city. After the Beale-street meet ing the party will return to the Gayoso Hotel, where they will remain until 8 o clock, when a banquet will be given In honor of General Wright at the Pea body Hotel. The President expects to leave for wi ington at midnight on Wednesday.