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w CKKLY ESTABLISHED IS3X TAILT ESTABI.IPTIKD ! VOL. L.II NO. 326. INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 22. 1902 TEN PAGES. PRICE 2 CENTS ON RAILWAY TRAINS. FIVE CENTS A-4 I UNEXPECTED MOVE NEW PLAN FOR SETTLING ANTHRA CITE COAL STRIKE QUESTIONS. Mine Workers and Employers Will Kndftvor to Adjust Their Differ ences Anions; Themselves. COMMISSIONERS WILL WAIT ANNO! EMEN T MADE BY THE CHAIRMAN, JIDGE GRAY. President's Appolntr -i Will Act as Conciliators While the Negotia tion Are In Progress. 10 PER CENT. WAGE INCREASE WINE HOURS AS A WORK DAY AND TRADE AGREEMENTS, Are the Main Points of the Compro mise Proposition That Will Be Considered In Conference. SCRANTON. Pa.. Nor. 21. The mine workers, through their representatives, have agreed with the mine owners to at tempt to adjust the differences existing- be tween them outside the anthracite coal atrike commission. The proposition was made on a compromise basis, and negotia tions, it is expected, will be at once entered upon, with a reasonable hope of settlement with the aid of the arbitrators. The S rough proposition, which is to form the basis of negotiations, is a 10 per cent, in crease in wages, a nine-hour day and trade agreements between the miners and the company by which they are employed. The enly one of the four demands not touched tipon is that of the weighing of coal by the legal ton. While both sides have expressed a willing ness to settle their differences among them selves, it is not to be construed it carries 'ith it the acceptance of the terms pro posed. They are mentioned only as a basis, It is understood, from which a settlement Ss to be effected. It is possible the founda tion already laid can be wrecked by either gsrty holding out too strongly against some Question and thus leave the whole matter In the hands of the commissioners, who, In the meantime, will act as a sort of a board of conciliation, rather than as a board of arbitration. CAUSED MUCH SURPRISE. Pew persons were aware that an attempt would be made at an outside settlement until it was practically so intimated by Judge Gray, the chairman of the commis sion, who read a carefully-prepared an nouncement from the "bench." The move, one of the most important in the whole his tory of the coal strike, created a mild sen sation when it became known. The sur prise was all the greater when it was re membered that numerous persons, from the President of the United States down, and many organisations, from the National Civic Pederation to the small boards of trade of the mining towns, failed to bring the two parties together. It is said it was all brought about by both sides seeing that the proceedings before the commis sion would be interminable and that in the intermingling of the lawyers for both sides the outside agreement proposition was reached and taken up. It cannot be officially stated which party made the proposition first. The attorneys for both sides are averse to talking, but those who are inclined to say something differ in their statements. An attorney for one of the railroads said it came from the miners' side, while one lawyer for the miners said it came from the operators. Another representative of the miners said It was a "spontaneous" proposition. It is general' believed, however, that the op erators were the first to make the prop osition. Wayne MacVeagh. who carried on such a brilliant cross-examination of President Mitchell, is given credit for bringing about the present situation. He went to New York after he finished with Mr. Mitchell, and had a conference with certain persons connected with the coal Industry, among them, it Is reported, J. P. Morgan. He was in New York to-day In connection with the matter. COMMISSIONERS SATISFIED. The commissioners were informed of the Hew turn of affairs last night, and acqui esced in the proposed arrangement. The I subject did not directly come up In the public hearing to-day, and the adjourn ment proposition was made ostensibly to permit both sides tc complete their work In preparing documentary evidence. Clar ence S. Darrow. of Chicago, one of Mr. Mitchell's attorneys, brought the matter out when, near the close of to-day's ses sion, he suggested that the miners be given a little more time to prepare their evidence. The miners wanted to present the du bills or wage statements of thousands of miners running back for sev eral years, and they found that the task Of presenting them in a proper manner was a stupendous one. They also wanted to carefully examine the company books, and this, too, would take considerable time. While Mr. Dsrrow was saying this the commissioners were all attention, and no one outride of them and a few representa tives on each side of the case knew what was going on. Judge Gray, in reply to Mr. Darrow, said the commission would be very l glad to co-operate in bringing about the ac complishment of the end by Which the miners could have time to examine the books of the companies. "We have been aware for some time." he said, "that while the testimony that ha been adduced has been very Interesting, and I will not say , that It has not been of value, still it has not yet borne directly upon the points at issue between the parties to this contro versy." After delivering this the chairman read the announcement which had been prepared by the commission in advance. It was as follows: "Acceding to the suggestion just made by counsel that an interval of time be taken for the proposition of the documentary evi dence and for a possible agreement as to certain facts and ngures wnicn would ror- . - . . m i , - - ward the work of the commission, the com mission desires to express the hope that an effort will be made by the parties to come as an agreement upon nearly all, if not ail. the matters now in controversity, and that they will adopt the suggestion heretofore made by the commission to counsel on both sides that we aid them in such an effort by our conciliatory offices. It seems to us that many of the conditions complained of. and which have been the subject and study of our examination, might be better reme died by the parties to the controversy ap proaching the subject in a proper spirit and with the purpose of fairly adjudging them. we hope, gentlemen, that the interval 01 time to be granted may be availed of with this end in view. Of course, in the mean time, we will proceed with the work before us as we have begun it."' ADJOURNMENT PROBABLE. After this announcement Everett War ren, of counsel for the Pennsylvania Coal Company and the Hillside Coal and Iron Company, stated the difficulty of his com pany In being able to present their pay rolls and other evidences in a brief time, and approved of an adjournment of a week or ten days. This was all agreed to. and in order to give all parties an opportunity to confer on the new state of affairs an ad journment was taken at 12:45 until to-morrow. It is probable the suggestion for a week or ten days' adjournment will be adopted. During the entire proceedings the matter of a settlement was not spoken of except what was contained in the com mission's announcement. It was learned to-night that all the large companies have not yet assented to the proposed outside agreement, but that in all probability they will consent and con tinue as a unit, as they did during the strike. The Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, one of the corpora tions, it is understood, has not yet been heard from on the matter. Those which are said to be in the agreement scheme arc the Delaware. Lackawanna & Western, th Lehigh Valley, the Delaware & Hudson anc" the Erie Company, which controls th Pennsylvania Coal Company and the Hlil side Coal and Iron Company. The attor neys for some of the other companies ar hourly expecting to hear from the heac officials of the corporations they represent DIFFICULT PROBLEM. There is a wide difference of opinion as to whether the proposal to settle differences among themselves will meet with success. It has been realized that at least two of the four demands of the miners that for a uniform wage scale and the weighing of coal cannot be satisfactorily settled In (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5. COL. 1.) TRIES TO CLEAR HIMSELF SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS THE MOR "WAS DETERMINED." Therefore He Did Not Resist Wants Hla Place Again Negro Driven Ont of Illinois I oral Investigation. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SULLIVAN, Ind., Nov. 2L By operation of law the office of sheriff of Sullivan coun ty is vacated and Sheriff John S. Dudley is succeeded by County Coroner W. P. Maxwell, sheriff ex officio. Sheriff Dudley will ask for reinstatement. Sheriff Dudley says he was informed by telephone yesterday, when he reached the Wabash river, with his prisoner, by Dep uty Prosecuting Attorney Douthitt, that everything was quiet at Sullivan, and he could proceed here without any danger. Sheriff Dudley proceeded and, as he states, was met three miles west of this city by Mr. Douthitt, who again assured him that there was no danger. They came into this city by back streets and alleys, and had reached the rear door of the jail, when the mob overpowered the sheriff and his deputies. Sheriff Dudley says the men were determined and would have taken the negro even if he and his deputies had fired on them. Moore was willing to be brought here without requisi tion papers. The sheriff of Crawford coun ty, Illinois, at Robinson, feared mob vio lence, and had requested Sheriff Dudley to take the negro from that jail as soon as possible. Last night's affair was the second lynch ing to occur in this county. Both victims were colored. There was a legal execution here in 1864. Last night's lynching has aroused some of the citizens to a remarkable degree, as is instanced by the fact that a letter signed "White Caps" was sent to John Wells, a negro of this city, who married Delia Chowning, a white woman, about a year ago. and has since lived with her. He was ordered to leave town within twenty-four hours or be summarily dealt with. He has disappeared. The lynching of Moore or Dlllard will be thoroughly investigated, and a strong effort will be made to bring the men im plicated to Justice. e DUDLEY LOSES HIS OFFICE. He Will Hire to Make Good" Within Ten Days. John S. Dudley's commission as sheriff of Sullivan county was annulled by Gov ernor Durbin yesterday, under a recent act of the Legislature, for his failure to pro tect his prisoner, Jim Dlllard, the negro lynched In Sullivan county Thursday eve ning. W. P. Maxwell, coroner of Sullivan county, is now ex officio sheriff. Under the law the sheriff may. within ten days after the lynching, file a petition for re instatement with the Governor, and if the Governor finds that the sheriff has done all In his power he may reinstate him. Dudley and the prosecuting attorney of Sullivan county notified Governor Durbin yesterday that a petition will be filed for Dudley's reinstatement as sheriff. Just what action the Governor will take is not known, but It is said that Dudley must be able to prove conclusively that he did all in his power to protect Dlllard from the mob before he can hope to be reinstated. TERRIFIC RAINFALL Eighteen Inches in Sixteen Hours in the Rice Region of Texns. BEAUMONT, Tex.. Nov. 21.-There was a terrific rainfall to-day throughout this section of the State. The rain began at 1 o'clock this morning and continued steadily until 5 o'clock this afternoon, at which time there were three feet of water in some of the business streets. The stocks of many merchants were ruined and the losses will amount to many thousands of dollars. In the oil field the damage will amount to probabl $20.000. At Ray wood 300 feet of the Southern Pacific track was washed out. In the rice fields of Jefferson, Liberty and Hardin counties a great loss has been in flicted. It is estimated from reports re ceived that eighteen inches of water fell over the belt named. Many of the farmers had stacked their rice, while others were cutting it. REMARKABLE ACCIDENT. Man Speared Through the Neck by n Strip of Wood and May Lire. NEW LONDON. Conn.. Nov. 21. John Leonard, of Groton. an employe of a ship building company, has been speared by a ten-foot strip of wood that flew from a circular saw. The lanee-llke missile struck him in the throat, passed entirely through his neck and eighteen inches of the wood SJ M-ted behind his right ear. Companions sawd off the greater part of the stick and Leonard walked about the yard. Physicians found that the stick had passed between the muscles and the important vessels of the throat and neck. It was impossible in withdraw it witnout danger of killine I . . .11 w . . O Leonard. All the muscles on one side of the neck had to be cut. and the spear was re moved from the side. Leonard probably wlii recover. WHERE THERE IS A WIXI, THERE THE MEAT TRUST IS BLOCKED. 3 cr 3 UNCI,E PEACE IN COLOMBIA TREATY T1VES SIGNED BY R E PRESENT A OF WARRING FACTIONS. General Herrern to Surrender the Revolutionary Gnnhonts and War Munitions to the Government. INSURGENT ARMY TO DISBAND CONGRESS TO MEET AND DECIDE THE CANAL CONTROVERSY. End of a Revolution That Has Lasted Several Years, Cost Many Lives and Much Treasure. PANAMA, Nov. 21. Consul General Gud ger landed from the Wisconsin at 4 o'clock this afternoon, bringing the news that a treaty of peace has been signed this after noon by the revolutionary general Herrera and the government commissioners. Rear Admiral Casey will sail to-morrow. The principal points in the treaty of peace, which has now been signed by Min ister of State Perdome, specifies that Gen eral Herrera shall hand over to the gov ernment the entire revolutionary fleet, con sisting of the gunboats Padilla, Darien, Gaeten and Boyaca. All the war elements of the Insurgent armies in the provinces of Cauca and Panama and the arms and ammunition captured at Agua Dulce are also to be surrendered. The government will pay the sum necessary to return the soldiers of the revolution to their homes. Once peace has been declared, the Co lombian Congress will decide regarding the laws for the Panama canal and the elec tions, and also the paper money question, as It is the wish of the President and of the whole nation. NEWS CAISES SATISFACTION. Officials of the Colombian Legation at Washington Pleased. WASHINGTON. Nov. 21. Although they have not received any official confirmation of the report, officials of the Colombian legation express great satisfaction over the news that a treaty of peace has been signed with General Herrera. They feel this will bring about a cessation of hostili ties on the isthmus and terminate a war which has ravaged Colombia for several years. The government of Colombia, realiz ing the menace to its interests which the presence of General Herrera and his army would be to the negotiations for the con struction of a Panama canal, put forth. every -effort to bring about his capitula tion, and for this purpose a large number of troops has been massed in the vicinity of Panama and Colon ready for an active campaign against the revolutionary general should such action finally be determined on. It is believed here that the terms of the treaty negotiated follow In many respects the offers made to the rebels some time ago by President Marroquin. These were regarded by the government as extremely liberal In character. An essential feature of them was the granting of amnesty to the revolutionists and their restoration to certain rights which they forfeited when they took up arms against the government. General Hcrrera's action follows cloa on the recent surrender of General Urlbc I'ribe to the government forces. General Uribe-Uribe has been recognized as prob ably the foremost of the rebel leaders, and his surrender whs a source of great satis faction to the Colombians, as in their opin ion it meant the termination of all organ ized armed resistance to the government in the interior of Colombia 5,000 PROBABLY KILLED. Guatemnla's olcarlc Eruptions Played Havoc Among Natives. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 21. -W. J Campbell, who has Just arrived here from Guatemala, brings additional details of the damage caused by the recent volcanic dis turbance. In an interview Mr. Campbell said: "There is no clear idea yet of the loss of life resulting from the volcano s SAM J know a little law eruption, but from What I could gather before leaving the country I believe that 5,000 natives have been killed. There was some talk at San Jose, too. of some of the refugees having been waylaid by robbers, but I saw no Instance of this. In fact, I bothered very little about anything except the fact that I had been impoverished and I took the first means of getting back to this country. I heard at San Jose that President Cabrera was trying to suppress the news, but he could not reasonably have expected to do anything like that, for the evidence of ruin was apparent to everybody. "Some of the coffee ftneas that have been nearly ruined were worth more than $1.000. 000. The plantation of Albert James, which was wiped out of existence, had machin ery on it worth $300,000, all of which Is destroyed. Some months Hgo J..mes re fused an offer of $1.500.000 for the flnca. Adolfo Meyers's flnca, worth $75,000 In gold, was entirely ruined. Both of these fine places lay from twenty to forty miles west of the vocano. The town of Quezaltenan- go is practically ruined, for the houses are cracked and broken down, the people are moving out, and the neighborhood is cov ered with sand and ashes." OPERA HOUSE DESTROYED GREEN SBCRG BCILDING BURNS SOON AFTER AUDIENCE IS DISMISSED. Cnuse of the Fire Not Known-Building Wns Recently Remodeled at a Large Expense Other Fires. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENSBURG, Ind.. Nov. 21. The Ha zelrigg Opera House was destroyed by fire at 11:30 o'clock to-night. The owner of the building is not in the city, so the amount of the loss and the insurance could not be learned to-night. It Is known to be heavy, as several thousand dollars were spent during the past summer in re modeling and refitting the building. It was a large frame structure, devoted exclusive ly to the opera house and a dancing hall. The cause of the fire is not known. De Onzo Brothers' vaudeville company played here last night to a crowded house, and the audience had hardly left the building when It was discovered to be ir flames The members of the company were packing up when the fire was discovered, and barely had time to save their effects, as the flames spread rapidly. Fortunately no one was Injured, though for a time there was considerable danger, as electric wires were falling in all directions. The fire department was unable to cope with the fire, as the water pressure seemed to be inadequate. Several residences ad joining the rpera house were scorched, but none was destroyed, as the department, finding it could do nothting with the main fire, devoted its attention to saving th ad joining properties. The only definite item of the loss known is that about $1,500 worth of theatrical paper, stored in the building was destroyed. Farm Residence Burned. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WINDFALL. Ind.. Nov. 21. The frame residence of Thomas E. Jones, half a mile east of this city, was destroyed by fire last night, together with a large portion of the contents. Jones and his wife were asleep, but woke in time to escape without difficulty. The loss is $1,000, with $500 of Insurance. NOTED ROBBER CONVICTED. Harry Logan, Who Assisted in Hold ing Up a Railway Train. KNOX VI LLE, Tenn.. Nov. 21 Harry Lo gan, alias Kid Curry, the Montana train robber and safe blower, was found guilty on ten counts of a nineteen-count indict ment In the Federal Court this afternoon. Sentence was not passed on the prisoner by Judge C. D. Clark, but court w.is adjourned to Saturday. Nov. 29. at which time a mo tion for a new trial will be argued, and. If overruled, sentence will be pronounced. Logan, by the Indictment, has been found guilty of forging the names of bank offi cials to the Montana bank notes in sts in stances, passing illegal money and having it in his possession The lowest punish ment on any of the ten counts is five years and the maximum ttfteen. Some of the counts being virtually the same, however. Ix)gan stands to recvive a sentence of from thirty to ninety year-. Logan and his band on July 3, 1901. held up a Great Northern train near Wagner, Mont., opened the . xj-r. - . ,v dyna mite and secured $40,000 In complete new bank notes of the National Bank of Mon tana, the notes lacking the signature of the bank officers. Logan was arrested near this city Dec. 3o. 1901. after shooting two policemen, and has been in jail since. IS A WAY. myself. SHOT BY G. HUNTER, JR. MICHIGAN MAN KILLED BY AMERICAN MINISTER'S SON, AN Who Sought Refuge in the Legation nt Guatemala City and Claimed Exemption from Arrest AN UNEXPLAINED TRAGEDY VICTIM FORMERLY WAS AMERICAN CONSUL AT CHAMPER1CO. Resigned to Take Service with Guate malan Government Made Charges Against Minister Hunter. WASHINGTON, Nov. 21. The State De partment has been informed that Godfrey Hunter, jr., son of the United States min ister at Guatemala, shot and killed a man named Fitzgerald, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Hunter has taken refuge in the legation, and an interesting question has arisen as to his exemption from arrest. Important de tails are lacking in the report of the affair which has come to the State Department, and the officials are in doubt as to what should be done. They have no notion of surrendering without protest an American citizen to the local courts of Guatemala unless satisfied that the man is a proper subject for punishment. Even then it Is not at all certain that the department itself has the right to waive any legal exemption that the man might have. International law lays down the precept that an ambassa dor or minister may not of his own accord surrender any such exemption in his own case. Fitzgerald was shot four times. Young Hunter was accompanied at the time of the shooting by the secretary of the legation. This official is set down in the register as being James G. Bailey, of Kentucky, who went to his post in June, 1901. The cable gram also, rather by suggestion than by direct statement, gave ground for an infer ence that the killing was provoked. Not much is known here of the personal ity of Godfrey R'unter, Jr., and it is im possible to learn definitely whether or not he was actually connected officially with the United States legation at Guatemala City at the time of the killing. That he had been a clerk or typewriter In the lega tion is established. He was certainly a member of the minister's family and that faci might be regarded as sufficient to base a claim of exemption. It is suggested here that the shooting af fray may have been the result of the recent relief of Dr. Hunter from his post as min ister. The doctor has been steadily em broiled with members of the American col ony almost since he assumed office In 1S97, and lately owing to his connection with a government railway and other matters not supposed to be proper for a minister to med dle with, the pressure became so acute that the department was obliged to relieve him from office. It may be that Fitzgerald was connected in some way with the charges against the minister. Well Known in Louisville. LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Nov. 21. Godfrey Hunter, Jr., is well known in Louisville. He Is about twenty-five years of age and has acted as his father's private secretary at the legation in Guatemala for some time. Young Hunter figured in a social affair in LuUlavQM which was extensively aired about a year ago. Dr. Hunter and his son came to Louisville last winter. Young Hun ter was taken seriously ill while here, and for a time his life was despaired of. James G. Bailey, secretary of the lega tion, is about thirty-five years old and his home is thought to be at Middlesboro. He was a candidate six years ago on the Re publican ticket for clerk of the Court of Appeals, but was defeated. Fitzgerald, whom young Hunter shot and killed to-day. made charges about a year ago against Dr. Hunter. He criticised sharply the way in which Dr. Hunter con ducted his office and made some serious reiiectlons on the minister. Fitzgerald. while on a trip to tms country, gave out an interview at New Orleans In which he ag ü WS x rr tt ------ - - wiitv.it IlfT scored Dr. Hunter and young Godfrey se- vereiy. He announced that he would pre- fer charges against Dr. Hunter at Wash ington, but the matter was never taken up by the State Department. Fltsgerald Was an Ex-Consnl. GRAND RAPIDS. Mich.. Nov. 21. Will iam Fitzgerald, father of former United States Consul William A. Fitzgerald, at Champerlco. Guatemala, reported shot and killed by Godfrey Hunter, jr.. son of th United States minister there, has received no private advices. Young Fitzgerald was appointed consul at Champerlco about six years ago. served about a year and re signed, entering the service of the Guate malan government. He is said to have been private secretary of the President of Guatemala for some time past. The last time he was In Grand Rapids was two years ago. At one time Fitzgerald was a parlor car conductor on the Grand Rapids & In diana Railroad. LONG-DISTANCE RACE. Cruiser Cincinnati Beats Other War shipsThe Alabama Fast. NEW YORK. Nov 21 -Carrying a great WhltS bone in her teeth, and with phos- ! phorescent spray dashing high upon her ! sharp bows, the cruiser Cincinnati forged abreast of Culebra light last midnight, a winner in the greatest race of warships ever run on the north Atlantic seaboard, says a Herald dispatch from San Juan, Porto Rico. Barelv two miles astern of the cruiser flashed the white searchlight of the great battleship Alabama. She had dis tanced al! her rivals of the heavy-weight class and had shown her quality by put ting up a hammer-and-tongs struggle all the way from Hampton Roads, Va.. with the fleet-footed cruiser. One by one sha had left behind the little gunboat Machias, the Indiana, of Santiago fame, the new ( battleship Kcarsarge, her own porticular j rival, and, last of all, the plucky Massa chusetts, sister ship of the Oregon. That the comparatively old Massachusetts was a stronger competitor than the Kearsarge ; ll one of the surprises of the race. That the Alabama came in so close a second to the fast commerce destroyer Cincinnati, even though the cruiser had been handi capped thirty-five miles at the start. 1? a superb performance for a first-class battle ship heavily armed. This is the first time In its history that the ships of the North Atlantic squadron have engaged in such a long-distance speed contest in the open sea. TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS NEFARIOUS CONSPIRACY DISCOV ERED AT PHILADELPHIA. International Syndicate That Sup plied Resorts with Young Women 113 Girls Under Arrest. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 21.-As a result of a raid conducted by the local police au thorities on houses of ill repute, it is an nounced that evidence will be adduced which will warrant action by the United States authorities. It is charged that a syndicate having for its purpose traffic in young girls is operating on both sides of the Atlantic and that agents are scattered broadcast to lure girls from their homes, especially in foreign countries, to lives of depravity in this and other cities. The in vestigation was primarily inspired by the German consular service, and the raid re sulted in the arrest of 113 girls and a num ber of men, some of the latter suspected of being agents in the sinister business. Dis trict Attorney Weaver has taken charge of the matter, and to-day all of the defendants were held to bail for a further hearing, the proprietors of the houses raided being required to furnish $1,500 bonds and the inmates $600. The man suspected by the police of being the leader In the conspiracy here has thus far evaded arrest, but the authorities ex press confidence in their ability to shortly apprehend him. An important arrest was made to-day in the person of Abe Fink, who, the police assert. Is one of the dis tributing agents in the "slave" trade. Nat Swartz and Louis Schoen, arrested in the raid, are said to occupy similar positions. The investigation concerns principally the resorts wherein are located German and Hebrew girls. The police say they will be able to prove that the head of the ne farious trade here has regularly forwarded money to the procuring agents in Halle, Germany. J. S. Rogers, commissioner of immigra tion at this port, said to-day that the in- I spectlon of immigrants here is so rigid as to render the importation of girls for im moral purposes almost impossible. Director of Public Safety English, Super intendent of Police Quirk. Commissioner Rogers and Rabbi Krauskopf devoted much I time to-day to questioning the inmates of the raided resorts, and the police assert they are accumulating sufficient evidence I to prove the conspiracy to be international In its scope. Commissioner Rogers will re port the result of his investigation to the federal authorities. The crime is punishable by five years' imprisonment or a fine of $1,000 for each offense. INSANE LOVER'S DEED. Tried to Kill a Girl and Fired a Bullet Into His Own Hend. ANN ARBOR. Mich.. Nov. 21. Because Bertha Sheldon had allowed another man to escort her home last night from the store where she Is employed, G. A. Darlington, a packer for the Ann Arbor Organ Company and a student in the University School of Music, to-day shot her in the arm and then fired a bullet into his own head, dying al most instantly. Darlington met the girl as she was on her way to work to-day and they quarreled over last night's episode. Darlington came here from Strathcona. Ontario. He served with the Canadian soldiers in the South African war. He was about twenty-four years of age. A latter was found In the yard where the shooting occurred, signed by Darlington. It read as follows: "Notice Please do not send my body home. Give it to the doctors in the Uni versity Hospital. I am as insane as ever a man was and totally lost. To all friends and dear ones, good-bye. Love to my darling mother." AFTER "FOREIGN DEVILS." Chinese Rebels Threaten to Kill Chrlstlnns of All Nationalities. VICTORIA. Nov. 21. Advices have been received from south China that theKwang Si rebels have Invaded Kuei-Chou province, proclaiming their object to ravage that province. They invaded Hsingyl-Hslen, in Kuei-Chou. which fell into their hands, and many of the villagers, who had held out for eight days, were slaughtered. The gov ernment troops sent to relieve the place were within one day's march when it fell, and. hearing of the success of the rebels, retired to Kwang-Si borders. The Boxers in Sze-Chuan are posting placards In the villages stating, with the authority of Tao Chuin. their patron, and at the will of the Sage Confucius, they will fulfill the will of heaven by murdering all the "foreign devils'' in China who continue to propagate their doctrines and extermin ate all who enter their churches or become their followers. Col. Thomas Orhlltree 111. HOT SPRINGS. Vs.. Nov 21. -Col. Thomas Ochiltree Is critically ill here of heart trouble. There is no hope for his recovery. He was sent here a fortnight ago from New York in the hope that the change would be beneficial, but he came too late. The heart trouble Is a result of pneu monia contracted a year ago. Colonel 1 v v im vt v j n, j t uuicij wu n' u I 9 1 I in ulanta. He has with him only a man serv- f , 1 1 1 tat Irnnt nn sntlsAlu K a 4 ant and a trained nurse. SOLONS IN SESSION HEIHBLIf SENATORS HOLD A CO FEH EM E I THIS CITY. It Is Thought the ConliR General Assembly Will Be a Record Breaker for Economy. LEVY FOE SCHOOL PUEPOSES A BILL IS FN THE HANDS OF JOSEPH R. MORGAN, OF MARION. It Has the Asrovnl of the Seh Roard and Contains Two Fea ture of Importance. USE FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS IT IS EXPLAINED BY VKh l'l -DENT SWEENEY, OF THE ROARD. Talk of a Successor to the Late sena tor C. C. Binkley Political News of General Interest. A policy was inaugurated yesterday at the caucus of the Republican senators which, if carried out and indorsed and fol lowed by the members of the lower house, will insure a session of the General Assem bly this winter that will be a record-breaker so far as economy and the disposition of legislation in a bustness-like manner are concerned. Plans were outlined at the con ference for some radical departures In the affairs of the Senate and the sentiment of the meeting was unanimous that the re forms proposed should be adhered to. There was not a dissenting voice to any of the changes suggested. As one result of the caucus Lieutenant Governor Gilbert will in a few days appoint a committee to revise the rulos that have governed the proce dings of the Senate far ' several sessions. This committee will do Its work at once and by the opening of the Legislature will have a new set of rules ready for adoption on the first day. Here tofore at the opening of the Senate a com mittee on rules has been named, but it has I always recommended that the old rules be adopted temporarily, and then this action has been made permanent. Changes will be made this winter, and to Insurt that they are made without any waste of time the committee was provided for yesterday. An important change in the rules dis cussed yesterday was one providing that the public shall be excluded from the floor of the Senate while that body is in session, an exception to be made for representatives of the press. Many of the senators thought that the galleries were for the use of visi tors and that the legislators should not be bothered by the crowds that gather en the floor at interesting points in the proceed ings. Others thought that the public should be excluded, with the proviso that each senator be entitled to two visitors' tickets each day. This, however, it was argued, wot.ld be little Improvement upon present condiMons. ANOTHER CHANGE PROPOSED. Another change was In regard to the committee, it being proposed to do awsy with som of the committees that have be come obsolete for instance, the commit tee on swamp lands and drainage and the one on natural gas and the changing of committees that are incongruous, the ex ample cited being the committee on federal relations and the rights and privileges of citizens of the State. These changes will all be considered by the committee to be named by the lieutenant governor and the Senate will be largely guided by Its recom- ! mendatlons. As a second result of the conference it ; was decided to do away with the "plunder committee." an informal and unauthorized, i but extremely Important, committee that has been an adjunct of sessions past. This committee has had the disposition of the various offices In the gift of the Senate. Two years ago 8enator Ball, of Muncie, and Senator Joss, of Indianapolis, were prom inent members of the plunder committee. The new plan is to have all the positions disposed of st a general majority caucus, each senator nominating his man for the position desired and the caucus ratifying the selection, provided that a committee, appointed yesterday, shall first be satisfied that the proposed employe is thoroughly competent. The members of this committee are Senator Ball, of Muncie. 8enator Goch enour. of North Manchester, and Senator Wood, of Lafayette. The duties of this committee are to examine every applicant for a position in the Senate and pass upon his qualifications. It is the Idea of the senators that no incompetent employe be appointed. There have been instances in which a man was appointed clerk who could neither read nor write," or who had only a very limited knowledge In that line, and the senators purpose to mske no such mistakes again. The principal engrossing clerk and the principal Journal clerk shall be selected with special reference to their fitness for these important positions. NUMBER OF EMPLOYES'. The question of reducing the number of employes also received special conslderstion and there was no one to oppose the propo sition to do away with a large number of employes who have little to do beyond i moke good cigars and draw their salaries. It is difficult to learn the exact number of the employes of the Senate In recent sessions. The law contemplates about thirty-five or forty, but the real number hs been nearer twice the latter figure. So much pressure has been brought to bear from this interest end that to find a place for politicians who have been active party workers in a small way that the number has swelled beyond reason, and the sena tors argued yesterday that the time had come to put a full stop and then do a little back-pedaling. This movement may not prove generally popular, but the senators believe that it will be a decided step toward an economical and businesslike session. Other questions were discussed informally and certain courses outlined, but the im portant results of the conference have been cited. The meeting was held In Room S3 at the Ststehouse and the follow ing senators were present: Ball, of Muncie; Barcus. Terre Haute; Barlow. Plalnfield; Burns. South Hend; CMite. Winchester; Conlogue. Kendall vi lie; Crumbaker. Evansvtlle; Crumpacker, Westville; Darby. Waterloo; Dausman, Goshen; De Haven. Kokomo: Oard. Frank fort; Gochenour, North Manchester; Good wine. Williamsport; Hcndee. Anderson; Kittlnger. Anderson; Layman. Indianap olis; Llndley. Noblesvllle; Lyons. Fair mount; Matson, Indianapolis; New house, Greenaburg, Parka, IVaaouth, Powell, ass