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VOL. HI NO. 32.".
8kKi.lt is WHO Ol TR At. KD TWO WHITE
Taken by a Mob from Sheriff Dudley
as He Was Bein Taken to the
( out) Jail at Sullivan.
There Handed to a Telephone Pole by
Mob Consisting of Several Hun
dred Neighborhood Residents.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Those Now Being- Established Will Be
Completed, but No New Ones Will
Be Laid Out.
Men Now In the Field Will Be As
signed to the Dnty of Inspection-
Old Routes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Purpose Is to Provide Means to Ex
pedite the Work of the Two
May Recommend the Cse of Exclusive
Type Faces for Printing of
the Bills.
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
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.
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.
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
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."
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.
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
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
"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,
"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.
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.
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
Testimony of Physlclnns l
Effect Coal Dinning Has
Lives of t nderground T
to the
gi of Miners Found to Br Filled
v ith Dust and as Black as An
thracite Itself.
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
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
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
"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.
"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)
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
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
The cross-examination of ih4
Roberts ended shortly after the

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