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JUL WEKKLT ESTAhUSHED 1C1 DAILY f'S TABLIS1IKD KA VOL. HI NO. 32.". INDIANAPOLIS. FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21. 1902. PRICE 2 CENTS ON RAILWAY TRAINS, FIVE CENTS. HANGED TO A POLE 8kKi.lt is WHO Ol TR At. KD TWO WHITE WOMB OX TUESDAY Taken by a Mob from Sheriff Dudley as He Was Bein Taken to the ( out) Jail at Sullivan. IDENTIFIED BY HIS VICTIMS TAKES TO A POIT BETWEEN THE SCENES OF HIS CRIMES. There Handed to a Telephone Pole by Mob Consisting of Several Hun dred Neighborhood Residents. VAIN EFFORT TO GET TKOOPS GOVERNOR WAS NOTIFIED TOO LATE TO DO ANY GOOD. Sheriff Dudley Forfeits His Offlee Cu tler the Law Seenea at the Lynch ing A n Indianapolis Negro. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SULLIVAN. Ind.. Nov. .George Moore, the negro who assaulted Mrs. Milton Davis, of Sullivan county, and Mrs. John Lemon, living near Oaktown, Knox county, was hanged this evening at 8 o'clock. The lynching took place between Carlisle and Oaktown, the negro being hanged to a telephone pole. About three hundred residents of Carlisle, Oaktown and the contiguous country participated in the lynching and many hundreds more saw it. Moore's crimes were committed on Tues day. He was pursued across the Illinois line and was captured near Lawrenceville on Wednesday. Sheriff Dudley went to Lawrenceville to secure the prisoner, who agreed to return without requisition. The sheriff, with his deputies and the prisoner, returned by way of Robinson. 111., and, in a wagon, tried to enter Sullivan secretly. A mob of forty men. armed with revolvers and shotguns, met the party and compelled the sheriff to relinquish his prisoner. The mob. growing rapidly by the accretion of neighboring farmers, then left for Carlisle and Oaktown to complete the identification of the prlpuReY! - The mob had been warned of the sheriff's coming, and when the officer drove up its members ran from their hiding places and overpowered .the guards, after scant re sistance. Moore begged for mercy, but the lynchers beat him over the head with their weapons, and he soon desisted. He was then dragged Into the main street, thrown into a wagon, and the Journey to Carlisle begun. Mrs. Davis, his first victim, identi fied him as her assailant, and later Mrs. Lemon completed the evidence against him. When the mob with the captive reached the home of John Lemon, four miles north of Oaktown, the negro was taken out of the vehicle and led into the house. Mrs. Lemon and her children, who witnessed the outrage, scanned him closely, and all were positive that he was the man. Mrs. Lemon said: "Gentlemen, this is the man." The negro was then taken out in the yard. An effort was made to get him to confess, but the negro stoutly denied his guilt. He was led down to the wagon road and was placed in a farm wagon, which was driven under a telephone pole, from which a rope was already swinging. The noose was placed over his neck. The negro said: "Men, I know you mean to kill me, but for God's sake, don't torture or muti late my body, for I want It to be shipped to my home at Indianapolis. Send it to SacMe Farrell. Thirteenth street, between Se ite avenue and Capitol avenue." He gave the name of George Moore, and stated that he was at different times em ployed at the Columbia Club and at Young s billiard parlor. He seemed familiar with the high- officials of the Indianapolis po lice department. He had also given the name of Jim Dillard, and Brazil people say he was known there as "Indianapolis Jim." The crowd was orderly and the entire proceedings showed that the lynching had been well planned and that the leaders had spent some time in organizing. The hanging occurred near Sandburr school house on the Oaktown and Carlisle state road at 8 o'clock and was witnessed by fully 1.500 persons, many of them women and children. Several women clamored for them to "burn the brute." but the leaders, who had promised the victim th. no harm should be done to his body, would not con- ;nt. The crowd gradually dispersed, leav- lg the lifeless body dangling in the air. LOCAL IDENTIFICATION. ieorge Moore" Probably Was James Dillard. Who Lived Here. The negro James Moore, lynched between krlisle and Oaktown last night, is said to p James Dillard. of this city. The negro ado a last request of the mob that his jdy be not mutilated, but preserved and Id awaiting the claim of his sister, Mrs. lie Farrell. of Indianapolis. Mrs. Far- lives at No. 1108 North West street, friends of her who know her family that Moore is James Dillard. Ill's rd left Indianapolis about a year a half ago. Previous to his departure torn Indianapolis he was employed as a brter in George Young's billiard room, on brth Delaware street. While worklna at Is place he wss suspected by the police ' being implicated in the burglary of a brth Bid residence. Dillard learned this fact. It is said, and, anticipating arrest. I left. Since then he has been heard from at j infrequent Intervals by friends and rela tives from various points in Indiana and Illinois. That he was in Vincennes is also known, but nothing definite as to his em ployment or residence there is known In ' this - t v- If the recollections of the police are cor rect Dillard's reputation in this city was had. Besides being suspected on several occasions of being a thief and a burglar, he is also accused of having attempted a criminal assault on a little white girl. Oth er petty offenses and evidences of moral turpitude In his character are remembered by his associates. Dillard was at one time employed at the Columbia Club as a porter. He Is remem bered here as a dark yellow negro, about twenty-eight years old. Neither the steward nor the night clerk nor the servants at the Columbia Club know Moore by the name he gave, George Moore. The employes of the club are changed so frequently that he may have been employed there and was not known by name to his fellow-workmen. NOTIFIED TOO LATE. Governor Was Unable to Prevent the Lynching with Troops. Governor Durbin was apprised late yes terday afternoon of the plans of Sheriff Dudley, of Sullivan county, to attempt to take James Moore, the Kentucky negro, to the Sullivan county jail. Rumors of a threatened lynching poured Into the ex ecutive office and communication was im mediately opened with Sullivan, Vincennes and small towns in both Knox and Sullivan counties. The Governor was able to reach Sheriff Dudley by telephone a little before 7 o'clock. The sheriff appeared greatly agi tated and excited, but could give no excuse why he had not notified the Governor of the imminent danger of mob violence. The sheriff said the negro had been captured just across the state line in Illinois by himself and his deputies. The sheriff said (CONTINUED ON PAGE 2. COL. 6.) GREETINGS ON THE WAY PRESIDENT IS CHEERED EN HOI IK HOME TO WASHINGTON. Appears In Stocking: Feet to Say "Good Morning"-Roses for His "Superior Officer." ASHEVILLE. N. C, Nov. .-President Roosevelt's train arrived here at 6:16 to night and left fifteen minutes later. The President made no formal speech, but shook hands with a number of citizens. Superintendent Loyal, of the Asheville di vision of the Southern Railway, took charge of th train from Asheville to Salis bury, and unvsual precautions were taken to insure a safe trip over the mountains. When the President awoke this morning his special train was in the mountains of East Tennessee. The train had just stop ped for water at Stevenson, a small place forty miles west of Chattanooga, Tenn., and the school children and half the popu lation were at the station. The President heard their calls and came out of his state room in his etockinged feet to say good morning. An amusing incident occurred at Mem phis last night just before the train left. Peter Tracy, one of the local characters of Memphis, who had followed the President s carriage all day, set off a lot of red fire in the station, and when the illumination was at its height presented the President with a box of roses. "Take these to the White House," said he, "and give them to youje superior officer, Mrs. Roosevelt." The Pres ident laughed heartily and promised to do so. The train reached Chattanooga on time at 9:40, and stopped five minutes to change engines. There was quite a crowd at the station. Th-j President left the train and shook hands a 1th a number of friends who were there to greet him. The train reached Knoxville at 1 o'clock this afternoon and the President and his party were welcomed by several hundred people. One of the first person to greet President Roosevelt as he descended from his car to the platform was Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, sister of Governor Rrody, of Arizona Tetritory. Governor Brody waa lieutenant colonel of the Rough Riders when the President was colonel. He was much gratified at meeting her and spoke feelingly of his army association with Gov ernor Brody. The stop here was five min utes, just being enough to change engines. KING SCORES ANARCHISTS. Leopold Speaks of the Troubles of European Monnrchs. BRUSSElS, Nov. 20. King Leopold made a somewhat striking reply to-day to a depu tation from the Chamber, headed by the president, who presented his Majesty with an address of congratulation on his es cape Saturday from the Anarchist's bullet. After thanking the deputies the King con tinued: "The times are very troubled. Agitators are constantly stirring up their followers to disturb that order which Is the guaran tee of public liberties. Without order only license remains, which leads inevitably to despotism. These agitators find in their path first the heads of state. If they fail to reach them they attack their wives, as in the case of the horrible drama at Ge neva. Their blows are also aimed at min isters, as in the case of Senor Canovas, and they also blow up the houses of private individuals. They want to intimidate us, but they will not succeed. Bvnfl if they struck down the head of the state it would make no difference, as he would soon be replaced. In addition to revolver shots they employ the pea. which can write what calumnies they please. I am nearing the end of my life. I do not know how long I shall live, how long they will let me live, but I can assure you all the rest of my ex istence will be devoted within the limits of my constitutional powers to the good of my country and the protection of its lib erties." M. JUSSERAND TALKS. New French Ambaaaiidnr to Waablna ton Has Many American Friends. PARIS. Nov. 20. Ambassador Jusserand arrived here yesterday evening from Copen hagen on his first visit to Paris since his appointment to the Washington post. He comes now to confer with Foreign Minister Delcasse in order to receive instructions and to arrange for the departure of himself and family for Washington, where he ex pects to arrive early in the new year. At his apartments in the Avenue Marceau he talked interestingly on American men and American affairs: "Although I have never lived In the United States," said the am bassador. "I feel fairly well acquainted with that country, as my diplomatic life has brought me Into contact with many Americans and I have formed many lasting American friendships." The ambassador spoke of the pleasure with which he had read President Roosevelt's strenuous phil osophy and his ranch tales. These works were ttrst brought to his attention during a sojourn at the Royal Palace, near Copen hagen, where Princess Marie was found perusing the Roosevelt books and declared. ' them to De most aeugmruu. FOR LACK OF FIDS INSTALLATION OF Rl RAL FREE DE LIVERY ROCTES DELAYED. Those Now Being- Established Will Be Completed, but No New Ones Will Be Laid Out. MUST WAIT ON CONGRESS SCPERINTENDENT RATH BONE TO PIT HIS FORCE AT OTHER WORK. Men Now In the Field Will Be As signed to the Dnty of Inspection- Old Routes. SITE FOR PUBLIC BUILDING CITIZENS OF RICHMOND PERMITTED TO HAVE THEIR CHOICE. Selection Made by the Inspector Set Aside at Request of a Majority of the People. Staff Correspondence of the Journal. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. S. B. Rath bone, of Indianapolis, superintendent of the middle division rural free delivery, has been in Washington several days. He came here to attend a meeting of the different di vision superintendents. To-day it was de cided to discontinue the work temporarily of installing new routes, except in those counties where work is now in progress. The chief reason for this action was be cause the appropriation made for the es tablishment of these routes is running low. It was decided to transfer those men who have been installing routes to the work of inspecting work already accomplished. Su perintendent Rathbone said to-day that the routes would have to be inspected sooner or later, and the superintendent thought this a good time to do the work. No new routes will be laid out until Congress has made a new appropriation. Among the counties In Indiana where rural service is being estab lished at present are Pike, Rush, Whitley and Boone. The work in these counties will be completed. Those present at the conference be side General Superintendent Machen, As sistant General Superintendent William G. Edens of Chicago, of the free delivery sys tem, and H. Conquest Clark, superintend ent of rural free delivery, were Special Agents W. B. Gaitree. of Marietta, Ohio division; W. C. R. Hazard, New York, Eastern division; A. E. Eisenhowevr, Phila delphia, Atlantic division; S. B. Rathbone, Indianapolis, Middle division; E. H. Con ger, Nashville, Southern division, and Charles Linn, St. Louis, Missouri division. The secretary of the treasury to-day announced his selection of the site for the new federal building at Richmond. The site is 141.25 by 122 feet, and is located on the corner of Ninth and North A streets. Mary E. Baer and M. Ella Johnstone were paid $13.800 for it. The Treasury Department was guided wholly in the selection of this site by the communications received from people living in Richmond. The com munications, of which there was a great many, almost unanimously favored the se lection of the site chosen. The site selected was not the one recommended by Inspector Parsons, but after a conference with the secretary it was decided that inasmuch as the letters received from the residents in dicated a preference for the site selected the department would purchase in order to please the majority. The action on the part of the secretary in selecting a site other than the one recommended by the inspector seems to indicate that he intends to stick to what he said about the depart ment being guided in the selection of sites by the preference of the majority of resi dents. inspector Parsons to-day sent in the re port on the Logansport site to the secre tary to await his action. xxx Charles B. Landis, of Delphi, represen tative from the Ninth congressional dis trict, arrived in Washington to-night and is the first of the Indiana delegation to get here. It is not expected many members of the delegation will be here until after Thanksgiving. Senator Fairbanks, who is in New York, is expected Sunday. XXX Hugh H. Hanna, chairman of the mon etary commission, arrived here to-night from Indianapolis and is at the Willard. Mr. Hanna came on his usual mission rela tive to monetary legislation. He will leave for Indianapolis to-morrow. Another prominent guest at the Willard to-night Is Walter Brown, of Elkhart, member of the Indiana Republican state committee from the Thirteenth district. He is still smiling over the result of the elec tion and over Mr. Brick's success, for which he worked very hard. C. A. C. i ISTHMIAN CANAL NEGOTIATIONS. Nicaragua Project May Be Taken l'p by Secretary Hay. WASHINGTON. Nov. 20.-The check in the negotiations with Colombia relative to the Panama canal has given great encour agement to the friends of the Nicaragua project, and the first evidence of renewed activity on their part was the appearance at the State Department to-day of Senor Corea. Nicaraguan minister to Washing ton. Secretary Hay has never taken 'he ground that the nt potiatlons with Nkara K ui and Costa Rica were terminated by the passage of the Spooner act. On the contrary, he has felt called upon to direct the attention of the Colombian government at moments when the negotiations have lagged or unseemly delay intervened to the fact that under Section 4 of the Spooner act if he is unable to obtain a satisfactory title from the Panama company, and the control of the necessary territory in Co lombia by treaty, then he Is required to ob tain such territory from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The present hitch in the Colombian negotiations has. there fore, e.icouraged the Nicaraguan con tingent, and it is now said to be probable that to emphasize his repeated leclnraMpn that the action of Congress in the PJHge of tl - tier amendment did not mm mm commit the United States to the A' 'M an 1 ran im.i rouie, secretary ! vfl w r ' ' ' to draw up a treaty with nd Costa Rico on the lines of 's laid before the last Senate. to the Senate at Its next ss- ih such a treaty with Colom- be able to conclude. In this itself might decide whether or not the Colombian treaty is satisfactory, and if it should decide In the negative, then it will have at hand the Nicaragua-Costa Rica treaties so that there will be no ex cuse for delay in the canal project. As for the Colombian negotiations it can be stated thai the United States has now gone to the practical end of the concessions It is willing to make; It has received from Colombia a memorandum noting a number of objections to its proposed treaty. Some of these have been admitted to be well taken, but the great majority have been regarded as either in contradiction of the terms of the Spooner act or inadmissible for other reasons. PACIFIC CABLE PLANS. Commercial Company Agrees to Con struct n Branch Line to China. WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. Clarence W. Mackay, president of the Commercial Pa cific Cable Company. George G- Ward, vice president, and William Cook, general coun sel for the company, had an interview to day with the attorney general with respect to the conditions prescribed by President Roosevelt for constructing a transpacific cable. These conditions were approved by the President in July last, since which time the Pacific Cable Company has not officially notified the government as to its intention or willingness to accept them. To-day, however. Mr. Mackay explained to the attorney general that the delay was caused by protracted negotiations which have only been brought to a conclusion within the last few days, to secure a land ing place in China, to comply with the President's condition that an independent American line should be constructed from Manila to Hong-Kong, thus giving an ail American through line to the Asiatic con tinent. It was this condition that was sup posed to be the one that the cable com pany would be unwilling or unable to com ply with. It now announces its ability and intention to construct a line from Manila to Shanghai, a distance of about 1,300 miles, and to have the same completed within a year. Recent Army Orders. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Lieut. C. Davis has been placed on waiting orders. Passed Assistant Surgeon T. W. Richards has been detached from the bureau of med icine and surgery, Navy Department, and ordered to the Arkansas. Capt. Albert H. Eber, assistant surgeon, United States volunteers, has been hon orably discharged, to take effect Dec. 31. Contract Surgeon E. D. Sinks has been assigned to duty at the general hospital. Fort Bayard, New Mexico. First Lieut. F. A. Dale, assistant sur geon, has been relieved from duty on the (CONTINITeTFÖN PAGE 4, COL. 6.) HELEN GORE DEAD IN PARIS AN AMERICAN GIRL KILLED IN THE APARTMENTS OF A RCSSIAN. Latter Says the Shooting Was Acci dental, bnt Consul General Gowdy Is Investigating. PARIS, Nov. 20. Helen Gore, said to be an American, was killed by a revolver shot to-day in the apartment occupied by Jean De Rydzenski, an actor of the Im perial Theater, of St. Petersburg. De Ryd aenski at first said Miss Gore committed suicide, but subsequently he declared the revolver went off accidentally. Consul General Gowdy is personally in vestigating the death of Miss Gore, who was completing her musical education here and resided in the fashionable quarter of Passy. When found yesterday evening the victim was unconscious and had a bul let wound over the right eye. Two doctors were summoned to attend her, but she died without regaining consciousness. The po lice have accepted the theory of the young Russian singer, who was in the room at the time, that the shooting was the result of an accident during a scuffle for pos session of the weapon. De Rydzenski comes of a rich and noble Russian family. He is the son of a Russian general and has uncles who hold high positions in the government service. Miss Gore lived in the Avenue de la Grande Armee, not far from the apartment of the Russian, where the tragedy occurred. The affair has caused much excitement in that locality, and the police are contin uing their investigation. Consul General Gowdy's investigations have established that Ellen Gore arrived in Paris on August 25 and registered at a boarding house, No. 11 Avenue de la Grande Armee, as Mrs. Ellen Gore, of New York. She does not appear to have had any relatives residing in Paris, but among the effects found in her room are several type written letters of recent dates bearing the heading: "Attorney Edward C. Butler Gore, Court of Mexico." These letters are of a strictly business nature, relating to prop erty. The proprietor of Miss Gore's boarding house says she appeared to be a conscien tious student; she worked hard at her mu sical studies and received few visitors. The doorkeeper of the house, who speaks in the highest terms of the deceased student, says he has seen her re-enter, accompanied by a gentleman whose description tallies with that of M. De Rydzenski. Consul General Gowdy has not formed any theory regarding the circumstances of the death, but he will insist on the police thoroughly probing all the mysterious features of the case. The body has been removed to the morgue, where it will remain until Mr. Gowdy has received advices from the woman's relatives. It appears that M. De Rydzenski returned to his lodgings, 9 Rue de la Faisanderie, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon accom panied by Miss Gore, whom he took to his room. Half an hour later the report of a revolver shot was heard, and De Rydzen ski rushed into the hall shouting for help. The proprietor of the house and several other persons entered the room and found Miss Gore lying on the bed, while the re volver was on the rug at the bedside. De Rydzenskl's version of the affair is that while conversing with his visitor he had occasion to pick up an article from the table and he inadvertently knocked off the revolver, the fall of which to the Boor caused it to discharge. The bullet struck Miss Gore and she fell backwards on the bed in an unconscious condition. The com missionaire of police, who has charge of the case, says the story seems improbable, but that it is impossible as yet to say whether the case is one of murder or accident. Nothing has yet been discovered to help in clearing up the mystery surrounding the affair. According to a servant in De Rydzenskis house. Miss (Jure paid frequent visits to the Russian, who, !t is now reported, first said that she had committed suicide, but afterwards told the police that while hold ing the revolver in his hand it slipped from his grasp and went off as It fell. MUST PAY FOR BLUNDER. Mnlonnlst Who Mistook Hrnkeninn and Bottle for Robber and Hevolver. NEW YORK. Nov. 20. A verdict of $2.500 damages has been awarded by a jury in the Circuit Court, at Newark, N. J., against Thomas E. Carr, who, on last Feb. 12, shot and wounded John Feree. a railroadman, mistaking him for a highwayman. Carr has a saloon in Frellnghuysen avenue, Waverly. There was a wreck on the Pennsylvania Railroad and Ferce ran to Carr's saloon to get some whl'ky. The proprietor had been a victim of robbers, and, catching a glimpse of the bottle, which he mistook for a pis tol, in the brakeman's hand, suspected an other attempt at a hold-up. Securing a re volver he fired twice before discovering the error. Both Attj-V tok ft. et and the brakeman sue! ttie ground that he was so crippled Ufl ftuuuLburiuc bis for mer vocaut A MEETING TO-DAY REPl BI.ICAN SENATORS TO DISCLSS LEGISLATION. Purpose Is to Provide Means to Ex pedite the Work of the Two Houaes. NEW SENATE RULES IN VIEW SEEK TO PROTECT ALL BILLS FROM ALTERATION. May Recommend the Cse of Exclusive Type Faces for Printing of the Bills. TO MAKE SESSION ECONOMICAL APPROPRIATION BILLS TO BE CARE FILLY SCRUTINIZED. I The Conference May Also Consider Reducing the Number of Senate Employes Political News. The Republican members of the State Senate will hold a conference in this city to-day, convening at 10 o'clock this fore noon. The meeting was called by Lieutenant Governor Gilbert and the object is to dis cuss prospective legislation and outline a policy to be followed by the majority dur ing the approaching session of the General Assembly. The conference was originally called for yesterday, but on account of the death of Senator C. C. Binkley, of Richmond, it was postponed until to-day. Several important matters will be con sidered at the meeting. Three questions of legislation are to be disposed of at the approaching session that are of more than ordinary interest and the Republican sen ators are desirous of discussing them in formally before they are called on to dis pose of them officially. These questions are the reapportionment of the State for legis lative purposes, the separation of the Woman's Prison and the Industrial School for Girls, and the adoption of voting ma chines. It is believed that the adoption of a bill for the separation of the Woman's Prison and the Industrial School for Girls is assured, as a majority of the senators and a large number of members of the lower house have expressed themselves as favoring such a measure. As to voting machines, the sentiment is divided, but many of the legislators have gone on record for the adoption of machines provided a suitable machine can be secured at a rea sonable price. RULES OF THE SENATE. Another matter that will be considered to-day is the advisability of making some changes in the rules of the Senate. There is a growing sentiment that in some re spects the present rules are too loose and ineffective, particularly m regard to the handling of bills after they have been passed by both branches of the Legislature and before they are sent to the Governor for his signature. Under the present sys tem it is possible for changes to be made in the wording of the bills such as to affect radically the scope and intent of the meas ures with the chances that the changes will escape the attention of the Governor and the bills become laws wholly different from the bills originally passed. A spe cific instance of such a change having been made is cited in the baking powder bill passed by the last Legislature. A change was made in that bill after it had been signed by both the speaker of the House and the lieutenant governor and before it went to the Governor, two words being erased and others inserted. The Governor signed the bill without discovering the change and the law was directly opposite in effect to the intent of the bill. It was never discovered who changed the bill, al though suspicion was narrowed down to two or three employes of the Senate. The Senate this winter will probably make a change in the rules that will make such a fraud impossible. Several means to this end have been suggested, among others one to the effect that the Legislature adopt a special kind of type of a peculiar face, have it copyrighted and then have all bills printed in this type after passage by both branches. At present the bills are copied in script by the clerks after adoption and sent to the Governor in bulky documents that are afterward filed in the office of the secretary of state. Under this system it is easy to make an erasure or addition with little chance that the guilty man will be discovered. AN ECONOMICAL SESSION. It was also learned last night, through a conersation with several senators who had arrived in the city for to-day's meet ing that there s a disposition on the part of a large number of them to make this session of Cue Assembly an economical one. Bills carrying new appropriations will be rigidly scrutinized and unless there appear an absolute necessity for their enactment thev will be summarily rejected. For this reason it is believed that the proposed bill creating a new normal school will have a rocky road to travel and will probably be defeated. In line with this economical policy the conference to-day will consider the wisdom of reducing the number of employes of the Senate. The list of good fat jobs in the upper branch of the Legislature is a long one and some of the senators believe that it an be materially cut down without af fecting the dispatch of business. Such a proceedure will not meet with unqualified approval on every side, especially among those who are looking forward to receiving a generous slice of pastry at the pie counter this winter. "Governor Durbin is endeavoring to make a strictly business administration,'' said a senator last night, "and the Legislature sh ild adopt a policy consistent with his. There will be no disposition to be parsi monious, but we shall endeavor to keep a good-sized weight on the lid of the State's strong box." MAY CONSIDER LEGISLATION. Lieutenant Governor Gilbert said last night that the primary object of to-day's conference would be to discuss ways and means of expediting the transaction of business at the coming session. "A great deal of time has always been lost in the S nate and many of the most important measures have been delayed until the close of the session, when they have been rushed through without sufficient time for proper consideration. Some methods can be adopt ed to avoid this and we shall consider the matter to-day." The lieutenant governor also said that some important questions of proposed legis lation would be considered. Among the senators who arrived in the city last night for the conference to-day were: Samuel Crumbaker. Evansville; Al bert M Bums, South Bend; Daniel I. Crumpacker, Westville; Oliver Gard, Frankfort, J. C. Gochenour, North Man- ehester; John W. Parks. Plymouth: Fre mont Goodwine. Williamsport, and H. M. Purviance. Huntington. REFORMATORY SQl ABBLE Close Relations that Exist Among Men that Are Interested. In connection with the controversy which has arisen between Governor Durbin and the members of the board of managers of the Indiana Reformatory at Jeffersonville. a story came to light yesterday which il lustrates the community of interest said to exist between Superintendent Hert. the members of the board. A. W. Butler, sec retary of the State Board of Charities, and Ernest Bicknell. of Chicago, who formerly occupied the position now fllled by Mr. Hutler. The story Is to the effect that Hert. Butler, Bicknell. Dr. Terhune and at least one other member of the board were associated in a coal-land speculation dur ing the past year upon which they realized a handsome profit, and that they, with one or two others, are now negotiating another deal which is expected to result even more advantageously. These men. it is said, ac quired some options on coal lands in Greene and adjoining counties about a year ago, and after holding thrm several months disposed of them at a large profit. The profits were so gratifying, in fact, that as a mark of their appreciation for being let in on the deal the members of the com pany presented Dr. Terhune with a fine gold watch. The deal now pending is said to be a simi lar one, and J. S. McDonald and another member of the board, who were not in on the first transaction, will share in the pro ceeds. McDonald was rot a member of the board when the first deal was engi neered. The exact profits are not known, but it is said they were out of all propor tion to the amount invested. These transactions show that the mem bers of the board, the present superintend ent and Ernest Bicknell and Secretary But ler, two of the men who are reported to have been consulted by the board in regard to the selection of Hert's successor, are closely associated in a business way as well as in an official capacity. It was also reported yesterday that the position of superintendent was offered to Ernest Bicknell before the tender was made to Byers, the Ohio man. but Jthat (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5. COL. 1.) CARRIE NATION LOOSE CREATES A SENSATION AT THE NEW YORK HORSE SHOYV. Lectures Millionaires on Evils of Overdress and Tries to Brenk a Bottle of Champagne. NEW YORK, Nov. 20. Mrs. Carrie Na tion created a sensation at the horse show to-day. She harangued the great gather ing on the evils of overdress, attempted to break a bottle of champagne and finally was ejected from the building by the police. Mrs. Nation entered the garden quietly and look a seat in the tier. She had been there only a few minutes when her gaze rested on the box where some members of the Vanderbilt family were sitting. She studied her programme and then descended to the promenade. Stationing herself in front of the Vanderbilt box she delivered a tirade on overdress. In the box were seated Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt. Reginald Vanderbilt and Miss Nichols. Alfred G. Vanderbilt was leaning against the rail of the promenade and did not see Mrs. Nation approach. "You ought to be ashamed of yourselves." the woman screamed at them. "You ought to be ashamed to wear such disgraceful clothes. Take them off; take them off at once and attire yourselves more modestly." Alfred G. Vanderbilt hastily left his po sition at the rail and went over to where Mrs. Nation was standing, and wiping her forehead with a handkerchief. He whis pered something in her ear and pushed her away. The outburst of the woman attracted a great crowd of people and the occupants of the Vanderbilt box were evidently very much embarrassed. Mrs. Nation then turned her attention to other boxes. Finally, she started for the cafe, where she bore down on a party of men who were drinking wine. Mrs. Nation seized the bottle and, glaring at the men, shouted: "Young men, don't drink such filthy stuff. You are going straight to hell. Where is the man who sells this stuff? Show him to me and 1 will tell him what I think of him." Mrs. Nation's request was sieedily granted by the sudden appearance of M. Ville Pigue, the caterer at the garden. "Get out of this horrible business," she shouted at him, "you are also going to hell and ruining the bodies and souls of men. You are dragging them down with you. Shame on you, shame on you!'' The Frenchman, however, ran to Mrs. Nation and rescued the bottle which she had repeatedly branished in the air to em phasize her remarks. Then he pushed her out of the door. Here the police took hold of the Kansas reformer and forced her out of the building. TANGLE IN VENEZUELA. Trouble Over the Rlockade of the Orinoco River. CARACAS, Nov. 30. An effort is being made by the European diplomats to per suade the American minister, Mr. Bowen, to join in a declaration that the blockade of the Orinoco river Is ineffective, which is the position taken up by Germany, France and Italy, as well as Great Britain. Mr. Bowen has given a discreet refusal and Is avoiding the question with a view not to jeopardize American interests and to leave the hands of the Washington government free. Secretary of Legation W. W. RussII, in his report on the recent trip of the United States gunboat Marietta up the Orinoco, holds that the blockade of Oiud a d Bolivar is effective, which is a partial sup port of the Venezuelan contention. The strong stand made by President Cas tro is baaed on a confidence that Great Britain will not invite complications with the United States by having resort to force. The belief is entertained by shrewd and impartial diplomats that the ultimate ob ject of Great Britain's actions in making the issue a serious one is to bring about arbitration on the questions under dlsptlts. Minister Bowen has counseled Preside Castro to be patient, as the new British minister, Mr. Bnconsldea, will shortly re lleve Mr. Haggard, and an amicable ap m nt will be reaehel with him. MORE SUPPORT FOR CANNON. Twelve of Ohio's Retulllean Con gressmen for the Illinnin Man. COLUMBUS. O.. Nov. 30. At a conference held here to-day twelve of the Republican congressmen-elect from Ohio declared in favor of Cannon, of Illinois, for speaker of the House. Two members, Messrs. Jackson and Morgan, are pledged to Burton, of Ohio, in event he becomes a candidate. Mr. Bur ton did not attend the conference. Mlchlaan Also In Line. GRAND RAPIIS. Mich.. Nov. 30. -Ten of the eleven Republican congressmen in Michigan met here to-day In response to an invitation from Congressman William Alden Smith and discussed the speakership of the next House during a luncheon at the Morton House. A formal motion was car ried that the Michigan delegati on k" n record In favor of the candidac of Con gressman Joseph Cannon, of 111 inula, for speaker. HEALTH Of MINERS INTERESTING PHASE OF THE STRIKE COMMISSION'S INQURl. Testimony of Physlclnns l Effect Coal Dinning Has Lives of t nderground T to the the RHEUMATISM AND ASTHMA Ll'MBAGO AND SCIATIC AMONG THE MOVI t OMMON AILMENTS. gi of Miners Found to Br Filled v ith Dust and as Black as An thracite Itself. PETER ROBERTS UNDER FIRE PORTIONS OF THE PREACHER'S BOOK READ BY MR. WOLYERTON. Witness for the Miners Who Told of "Brutal Outrage" and Condemned Acts of the Inlon. SCRANTON, Pa., Nov. 20 The economic and sociological features of the anthracite coal industry and the effect that employ ment in and about the mines has upon the health of the mine workers were the prin cipal subjects brought before the arbitra tion commission to-day by attcrneys of each side to the controversy. W.ile there was an entire absence of the brilliant cross examination which marked the proceedings during the last few days, the cross-examination, nevertheless, had the attention of the commissioners. The afternoon session was particularly interesting because it brought out much expert testimony on the question of the health of the mine workers. Three phy sicians, who have practiced in Scran ton or Wilkesbarre, took the stand for the miners, and, in substance, testified that the occupation- of a mine worker was very un healthful and shortened his life. Dr. Frank P. Lenahan, of Wilkesbarre, who says he has had a long experience among the mine workers, testified that fully 99 per cent, of the men who work In the mines are anae mic. Their health is impoverished and th. lr condition is below par, thus decreasing their earning powers. The principal ills suffered by the miners, the physicians said, were the miners' asth ma, rheumatism, lumbago and sciatica. The miners' asthma comes from inhaling coal dust, powder smoke and vitiated air. Dr. John O'Maliy.'of Scranton. saTd that" at post-mortems he had seen miners' lungs as black as anthracite itself, and Dr. Lena han testified that he had personal knowl edge of a man coughing up coal dust nine years after he had left the mines. He said he had information that a man had coughed up coal dust fifteen years after he had left the mines. It was also stated that 90 per cent, of the miners who reach the age of fifty years are afflicted with some form of rheumatism. DR. OMALLEYS TESTIMONY. Dr. O'Malley, when questioned by Mr. Lenahan, counsel for the mine workers, said his experience had been that catarrh, asthma, rheumatism, stomach troubles, pneumonia, solatia, lumbago, anaemia, etc , were the diseases from which miners usu ally suffered. Asked as to whether or not the disease was curable, the doctor said that the fatalities resulting from it were slight, sut that it was likely to produce some fatal disease. On cross-examination by Mr. Torrey, of the Delaware & Hudson Company, Dr. O 'Mai ley said he was not speaking from official records, but from memory. True asthma, he said, is a neurosis, but miners' asthma was due to some irritant like eoal dust He iid not know of any book which technically defined the difference between ordinary asthma and miners' asthma, but he said he felt himself capable to dehne it by reason of his long experience. On further cross-examination he admit ted that whooping cough patients were fre quently taken Into the mines for relief and that asthmatic patients are usually long lived. "Is it not true?'' Mr. Torrey inquired," "that asthma has a tendency to protect a patient from contracting consumption?" "1 would not admit that," said th? doctor. "Would you denv It?" V. "I would deny that." Dr. L nahan's examination was con ducted by John Shea for the mine workers. After stating his connection with several hospitals of this city he said the coal com panies contributed very little to their sup port. His testimony regarding the causes of miners' asthma, etc., was substantially the same as that given by the preceding witness. The effect of particles of coal get ting into the lungs of the men. he said, was that it brought on bronchial troubles and eventually a peculiar form of consumption. AVERAGE LIFE OF MINERS. "What is the average life of a miner? Commissioner Wright asked. "Very few get over fifty years." "I mean after he begins to work." "Twenty-five or thirty years." Answering a further question, he de clared the occupation of a miner to be very) unhealthful. On cross-examination by Everett Warren, counsel for the Delaware & Hudson, th witness said he was not aware that prac tically all the taxes of Pennsylvania were! paid by the corporations of the State. Thisl leply produced some laughter In the court room. "That seems to be very funndMto thlj audience." remarked Mr. WartHanmlbul is true." Ii'e then challenged tt of Or. Lenahan that the c rpcj tributed little to the supr o t and said that while the Stat gave a financial aid thin aas by reason of the taxes p id poratlons. WH. n asked if it were jar persons who are employed ou light are likely to have a p appearance, the doctor said statements he had heard :-!? I 1 lack of sunlight would n to anv great extent to the .I t ion. because the companlei that the men left their work He admitted a number of nd in a near-by axle works had I with sciatiea. rheumatism an tion. and on further croes-exanl that a miner cannot be got the exciting cause of his Hilm he is unfit for other occunntioi Mr. Warren detailed the bett which exiat in the mines now, to purer ventilation, and the da fire boss, wno preceoe ine mines, but the doctor said hi see how the purity of the ai Increased without increasing and consequently increase the the miner to rheumatism, pneui l)r. Richard H. Gibbons, of S lowed. He was questioned only ute when the commission aJ meet to-morrow morning st 10 PRE AO 11 ER ROBERTS 81 The cross-examination of ih4 Roberts ended shortly after the i