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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
A CLEAN PAPER FOR CLEAN PEOPLE THE ONLY STRONG MORNING NEWSPAPER N INDIANAPOLIS WEEKLY EST AH!. I SHED 1S23 DAILT ESTABLISHED lSäi. VOJU I.III NO. 143. INDIANAPOLIS, SATURDAY MOKNING, 31A 23. 1903 TEN PAOES. PRICE 2 CENTS. ON RAILWAY TRAIN Ik FIVE CENTS. HAVOC OF STORMS & Southwestern electric line grounded In terests of other similar organizations also. The association at present pays its traffic manager a salary of S5,ooo a year, and many of the members thought that the depart ment was of sufficient importance that a man should be kept at the head who would have no other business to look after save that of the association. The convention is conceded to have been the largest and mt successful that the association has ever held. STUDENT DROWNED two place and the cars stopped two hours. MAYOR BOOK WALTER Puts in overtime welcoming conventions to Indianapolis, which is justly named the Convention City. Wind Preceded the Rain. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LOGANSPORT. Ind.. May 22. -A de structive storm preceded a heavy rain in Logansport to-day. Roofs were blown off, telegraph communication with Chicago was cut off. the trolley current wag grounded (CONTINI'KD ON PAGE 8." COL. 7.) POSSES OUT WITH DOGS HURRICANE-LIKE GALES MM D HEAVY RAINS IN INDIANA. ROY CHENOWETH. OF DE PAUW, DIEJ IN BIG WALNUT CREEK. SYMPATHY FOR AFFLICTED Many OH Derrick. Blown Down and Thousand of Dollar' worth of Property Destroyed. TOBNADO IN PULASKI COUNTY TREES TOR OUT OF THE CROUD BY A FI NN EL-SHAPED CLOl'D. Botldingr Pat fly Vi recked and the People of Wlnamac So Alarmed They Fled to Cellars. DEADLY BOLT OF LIGHTNING WIFE OF A TIPPECANOE COUNTY FARMER INSTANTLY KILLED. I Tents of the Wullaee Brother Show Blown Down at Huntington -Tornadoes in Kansas. rial to the Indianapolis Journal. MONTPELIER. Ind., May 22.-A wind storm passed over the oil field here to-day and did many thousand dollars of dam age by blowing down rigs and buildings. In one case, on the farm of William Perry, a shooter was ready to put in a shot of nitroglycerin when a derrick fell near the wagon, which contained 200 quarts of the explosive. The exact damage could not be learned to-night Rig builders are in de mand to erect the derricks blown down. TOLEDO. O., May 22..-A severe wind and thunderstorm to-night did considerable damage In the oil fields south 'of Toledo. Lightning struck and destroyed an iron tank on the Decker farm near Findlay. The tank contained 35,000 barrels of oil. Many oil works In Wood and Hancock counties were blown down. The loss is estimated at 50.000. a - TORNADO IN PULASKI COI NTY. Trees Uprooted, Buildings Damaged and Much Alarm Caused. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. W1NAM A '. Inu . May 22. Pulaski coun ty was to-day visited by a tornado that destroyed much farm property and live stock. Reports from the timbered sec tions say the public highways are strewn with trees. Telephone poles were blown down and farm houses and barns partly wrecked. No lives are reported lost. The storm cloud aas funnel-shaped, the smaller end dragging the earth, whipping around like a great snapper and tearing away whatever stood in its way. It would ascend above the trees and dash down to the earth again. A terrific rain followed, accompanied by vivid flashes of lightning and peals of thunder. Wlnamac was en shrouded in darkness when the storm came. Magnificent shade trees were up rooted, small frame buildings overturned and plate glass windows broken. Citizens fled tsrror-stricken to their cellars. Re ports from the out townships say the loss to farm property and crops amounts to thousands of dollars. Woran n Killed by Lightning Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAFAYETTE. Ind.. May 22.-While feed ing chickens just outside the kitchen door of her home, two miles east of the county farm, at noon to-day, Mrs. David Bryan, wife of a prosperous farmer, was instantly killed by a lightning bolt. She was in the open yard, and the bolt disturbed nothing else in the vicinity. When picked up by others in the house she was dead. The only mark on her body was a blue spot at the base of her skull. News of the strange accident was tele phoned to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson, of this city, and they went to the scene, accompanied by Coroner Morrison. Mrs. Bryan was in good health, and doctors say it was not a case of heart disease from shock. She left a husband, three brothers, a sister and three children. Bessie, a daughter, was attending school in the city vhen notified of her mother's death. Damage Near Elwood. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ELWOOD, Ind., May 22. Daylight this morning revealed that much additional damage had been done by the storm which wept over Elwood late Thursday after noon. A fine barn on the Anthony Cham ness farm. Just south of the city, was true'; and fired, being destroyed. Five men and five horses were in the barn at the time, but they escaped. One of the barns at C. Murray's dairy, west of the city, was also struck and destroyed, with a large quantity of feed. The residence of Mrs. Mary Blank was struck and she was ren dered unconscious. Her hearing is still af fected to the extent that she can hear only the loudest noises. James Kelley, an epi leptic, was affected by the stroke which fired the Abbott barn, which adjoins his property, and is not expected to recover. Heavy Losses by Lightning;. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ORKKXSBl'RG. bat., May 22. During the severe storm which visited this vicinity yesterday evening the two-story frame dwelling of Mrs. Mattie Hood, four miles north of town, was struck by lightning. The house was destroyed, but the furniture was saved. Loss. $1.500, with Sl.oio insur ance In the Farmers- Mutual Company. A barn owned by Os Trimble, near CUfty. was destroyed by lightning about 10 o'clock. Loss SI. 200. with WOO insurance in the Farmers' Mutual Insurance Company. A barn owned by O. C. Elder, southeast of the city, was struck by a bolt and par tially destroyed. Considerable damage is reported to tele- fjhone wires 11 over the county and srge amount of standing timber is a total loss to the owners. (Irons TntN Blown Down. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. Hl'NTIXOTO.V, Ind.. May 22 A heavy wind and rainstorm struck this city at noon. Wallace Brothers show tents were all blown down and the performance was delayed two hours. The canvas was torn to shreds and the seats were piled in brok en heaps. There wer no fatalities. U'gh tension wires on the Fort Wayne f THEY SEEK A SUPPOSED .NEGRO MIROERER AND RAVISHER. Old Man Assaulted .Near Lawrence borg and His Daughter Presumably Outraged and then Killed. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., May 22. Posses with bloodhounds to-night are scouring the country around Manchester for a negro, who waylaid and assaulted Martin Kaiser and his daughter Rose, aged seventeen years, near Manchester, last night. Kaiser was found near the Big Four tracks early this morning in an unconscious condition. After regaining consciousness he said that a negro had assaulted him with a club and carried his daughter into the woods near by. The girl's hat and um brella were found near Tanner's creek to day, and it is believed her body was thrown into the creek by the negro after he had assaulted and murdered her. Kaiser, who is seventy-three years of age, Is in a crit ical condition to-night and is not expected to live. Kaiser and his daughter had been to the Catholic Church at Yorkville to attend Ascension day services. They passed through Manchester soon after 7 o'clock last evening and the attack must have tak en place soon after. A colored man seen near Manchester yesterday afternoon is suspected. Excitement is at fever heat to night and if the guilty man is apprehended he will probably be lynched. Kaiser describes the negro as being tall, slender, very black, wearing a small black moustache, black suit, black shirt with laced front, and with a black soft hat slouched well over his face. He says the negro was armed with a broken plckhandle. Word was received here late to-night that a negro suspect was arrested at Cleves, O., twelve miles east of here. He was lodged in Jail awaiting the arrival of the Manchester authorities. FALL OF AN ELEVATOR FOUR PERSONS KILLED AND FIVE INJURED AT PITTSBURG. Victims Were Ascending to U Ball room When the Cable Snapped and They Dropped Fifty Feet. PITT8BURG, May 22. Four persons were kiUad and five, injured to-night at a danc ing academy. 1026 Fifth avenue, by the falling of an elevator from the fifth story through the main floor into the basement. Two balance weights, weighing a ton, fell on the passengers as they lay entangled with beams and ropes In the basement and crushed the dead beyond recognition from their features. On the body of one of the three women killed was a railroad ticket bearing the name Catherine Gurtin. The injured were not seriously hurt. A ball was being held on the fifth and sixth floors. About 10 o'clock the elevator with thirteen passengers started up. When between the sixth and fifth floors the steel cable snapped and the cage dropped fifty feet through the floor above the cellar of the building and was stopped by a braced post of wood. In this inaccessible position the passengers were Jammed under broken timbers and twisted steel. Barely had the crash ended when the heavy Iron balance weights fell on the victims. All but four occupants of the car had fallen out in the basement. The others were pinioned under the heavy weights. Albert Meyer was held prisoner under the car for an hour. Whisky, water and words of en couragement were passed to him. A fire man crawled down and held his head until he was released. ... Prof. L. N. Giles, an instructor In the Pennsylvania Electro Mechanical institute, who was running the elevator, was arrest ed on a charge of allowing the car to be overcrowded. The ball was given under the auspices of Prof. Giles's school. MEXICO'S SILVER DOLLAR. It Will Have a Fixed, Xonfluetuatlng nine of Fifty Cents. EL PASO, Tex.. May 22. From official sources It is learned that Mexico will soon have a stable dollar fixed at a nonfluctu ating value of 60 cents. It is said Mexico's financiers will never permit silver to be secondary In the republic. They will allow It to be coin of the realm, however, only at a fixed ratio. Within six months En rique Creel, who, in conjunction with Sec retary of Finance Limantour, controls the finances of Mexico, is expected to bring this about. Of all the silver produced in Mexico 98 per cent, is now in Asia and the total amount of silver now in the repub lic will not exceed $100.000.000. Silver is be ing hoarded in Mexico to-day as was gold in the days of the gold standard. As a result of assurance of a stable currency for Mexico, more loreign capital is oeing invested there and more will be placed there within the next few months. SEARCHING FOR R0SSEAU. Alleged Anarchist Supposedto Be Hid ing in the Heart of the Rockies. BUTTE. Mont.. May 22. Detectives Ar thur Carey, of New York, and Jerry Mur phy, of Butte, have a clew which may lead to the arrest of the Anarchist Rosseau, who is believed to have placed the infernal machine on the dock of the Cunard liner I'mbria. May 2. while she lay at her dock at the New York pier. A posse of police heavily armed, under the direction of the detectives, left Butt at 2:30 o'clock this morning bound for Brown's gulch, a gloomy ravine situated in the heart of the RockWs northeast of town. It has been discovered that Rosseau lived th.-re for several weeks up to a month ago. when he bought his battery for the infernal machine and left the oitv. Three days ago he returned and this morning was in his house in the gulch. CANTRILL WILL STEP DOWN. Will Not Be Permitted to Try Caleb Power for GoebeF Murder. FRANKFORT. Ky.. May 22 The Court of Appeals this morning istained the motion made by Commonwealth's Attor ney Franklin that Circuit Judge Cantrlll vacate the bench in the trial of the case of the commonwealth against Caleb Pow ers, charged with being an accessory to the murder of William Goebel. Governor Beck ham is expected to appoint a special trial judge. HE. SCIHAMH THE GREAT VOCALIST RECEIVED WITH WARM ENTHUSIASM. Most Auspiclons Opening; of the Beau tiful Assembly Room of the New t inj pool Hotel. MUSIC LOVERS AT RECITAL ONE OF THE MOST FASHIONABLE AUDIENCES SEEN IN THE CITY. Diva Place a Laurel Wreath Over a Bust of Wagner Praise for Miss Hartman. It is not often that an Indianapolis audi ence at a song recital becomes aroused to a state of wild enthusiasm, but such was the case last night when the handsome assem bly room of the new Claypool Hotel was formerly opened with a concert by the famous German contralto, Mme. Schu-mann-Heink. Greeted by a crowded house and applauded with continuous hand clappings and cries of "bravo" after every number she rendered, the great singer scored a success such as has not fallen to the lot of any other artist visiting this city for many years. The event was one of the most fashionable musical functions that has occurred in Indianapolis in several sea sons. The presence of an artist justly cele brated the world over; the brilliant gather ing of women in handsome toilets and men in evening dress and the brand new amuse ment auditorium which, for general at tractiveness, has no equal in Indiana all of these factors contributed to the impor tance of the occasion. The new assembly room is a most note worthy addition to the city's amrsement places, and its opening last night, under such unusually favorable circumstances, will mark an epoch in the city's history. The auditorium presents an appearance that is grand In its t.mple elegance. The woodwork is of ivory white and the ceil ing and walls of a sag green. The place was beautifully illuminated and everything showed to fine advantage. The ceiling is studded with bright electric lights, whllo the side lights along the walls, shining through globes of ground glas, produce a soft Ulumt'.e tion that is very pleasing to the eye. The ceiling is low, and while the new amusement room would not be suitable for big orchestral concerts or the presenta tion of choral work, it is aosi admirably fitted to a recital such as the one of last evening. A TRUE ARTIST. In writing of the great singer's voice it is hard to say which quality is the most to be admired. Mme. (Schumann-Helnk is an artist if there ever was one. Possessed of a full quota of technique, her wonderful voice loses nothtng of Its richness, it sweelaess, its sympathy, its pathos and its dramatic fire. She is the same great singer to-day that she was ten years agt. She un derstands singing as few vocalists can ever hope to understand it; she knows better than anyone else the power that lies in her glorious tones and she carries her hear. rs right along with her and rivets their at tention wbttheT they are music lovers or not. It is doubtful if a singer has ever before so completely won over an Indian apolis audience as did this matronly Ger man woman last night. The large audi ence left the assembly room at the end of the concert in such a happy frame of mind that nobody seemed to object in the least to trudging down eight flights of stairs to the gTound floor of the hotel a journey made necessary to the greater part of the audience on account of the fact that only one elevator in the new hostelry was In working order. Immediately upon her appearance Mme. Schumann-Heink was given an ovation, showing that she had not been forgotten since her engagement in Indiana Kills eigh teen months ago with the Grau Grand Opera Company. Her first number was a recitative and aria from Mendelssohn's Paulus" and she sang the beautiful re ligious music with th deepest feeling. lier note of personal and vocal authority was struck at the very outset of her recital, and n audience could have been more spell-bound than the one to which she poured forth her heart in a flow of song. The number following the Men delssohn composition was a work of a de lightfully cheery nature, and the singer's far. v as wreathed In smiles as she sang it. while the good humor seemed to fairly bubble from her lips. The song was Wohin" ("Where?"), by Franz Schubert, and Mme. Schumann-Heink rendered It as If she loved it. The audience laughed with her Just as t had almost wept with her a few moments before. Her third number waa another composition of Schubert's "Die Allmacht". in which the singer dis played a most unusual range of voice and r ndered the work with such marvelous effect that her enchanted listeners burst into a storm of approval and insisted upon an encore. The singer graciously responded with a blight little German song, "The Brook' a piece that gave her another J chance to demonstrate her appreciation of the lighter side of musical art. WAGNER'S ANNIVERSARY. Yesterday was Wagner's birthday, and in honor of the great master of music-drama, the composer's country-woman opened the second half of her programme with a mag nificent interpretation of the famous aria for contralto from "Rienzi." The selec tion was sung as only Schumann-Heink can sing it with dramatic intensity and with an all-satisfying voice that filled every nook and corner of the auditorium, stirring the blood of her hearers and bring ing forth such tumultuous applause as has not: been heard at a concert in Indianapolis since the days of the first May festivals. The singer was the recipient of a hand some wreath of laurels when she came back to the platform to bow her acknowl edgments. She smiled as she accepted the offering from the usher, and then turning to a small bust of Wagner, standing on a pedestal in the rear of the platform, she placed the laurel crown over the head of the master with an expressive wave of her hand to indicate that she was placing it where it rightly belonged. As the concluding numbers of her pro gramme she sang Brahma's "Ode," Rein hold Becker's beautiful "Fruehllngsliod" and the "Bolero" of Arditi. The interpre tations were most enjoyable in every in stance and were of such variety that her voice was heard to splendid advantage in all of its phases. The Brahms number was full of tears; the melodious spring song of Becker, full of the joy of living, while the Italian number, with its difficult technical points, afforded many opportunities for "showy" vocalizing. The audience was loath to leave the hall a most surprising thing for an Indianapolis audience, which, as a rule, can hardly wait until a concert Is over to begin hurrying homeward, and so continuous waa the applause that the singer finally came back to the platform once more and gave, as a farewell selec tion, the well-known song singing it in German" 'Tis Better to Laugh Than Be Sighing," giving it a delightful rendition. In the praise of Mme. Schumann-Helnk the pianist. Miss Josephine Hartman, of New York, must not be overlooked, nor was this brilliant young performer neg lected by the audience, which not only re ceived her with warm approval, but com- Relled her to play an encore after one of er solo piano numbers. Her most excel lent, discreet and sympathetic accompani ments to Mme. Schumann-Heink's selec tions added greatly to the enjoyment of the singing. Her programmed solo num bers were Chopin's Ballade in B minor and Moszkowski's "Caprice Espagnole," both of which she played admirably, and her encore number the "Magic Fire Scene" from "Die Valkyrie" was rendered in a truly intel lectual and musicianly way. Miss Hart man received a huge bunch of flowers at the conclusion of her second number. , A SOCIAL EVENT. Many Prominent Women Are Patron eases of the Concert. The concert in the new Claypool assembly room last night was a great success from every viewpoint, and Mme. Schumann Heink expressed herself as most heartily pleased with her reception in a city with which she has had so little opportunity to become acquainted. Aside from the inad equacy of the elevator service an excusable condition of things, since the new hotel is not entirely complete In every detail there was not a hitch of any kind in this note worthy musical event. The local manage ment of the recital was in the hands of Mrs. Ona B. Talbott, and the patronesses were Mrs. Winfleld T. Durbin. Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks. Mrs. Edward F. Hodges, Mrs. J. K. Lilly. Mrs. Thomas Reid Kack ley, Mrs. Gustav Schnull, Mrs. Henry D. Pierce. Mrs. Ell Lilly. Mrs. Bernard Vonne gut. Mrs. Louis Burckhardt. Mrs. Harry 8. New. Mrs. William E. English, Mrs. Hugo O. Pantaer. Mrs. Fred M. Bachman. Mrs. George C. Hitt. Mrs. Charles E. Williams. Mrs. Hugh H. Hanna, Mrs. Claude C. Grif fith. Mrs. Henry L. Beveridge. Mrs. William Scott. Mrs. Henry Kahn, Mrs. Hugh J. McGowan, Mrs. Albert Lieber. Mrs. Henry Lawrence, Mrs. Albert A. Barnes. Mrs. Charles E. Coffin. Mrs. John Newman Ca ry. Mrs. Lafayette Page. Mrs. Charles F. Bobbins, Mrs. William H. Jolem.in. Mrs. Samuel E. Morss. Mrs. John Candee Dean, Mrs. John R. Pearson. Mrs. May Wright Sewn 11. Mrs. Hulton U. Brown. Mrs. Eddy M. Campbell, Mrs. Nelson A. Gladding, Mrs. Samuel Rauh. Mrs. Frank Maus-Fauvre, Mrs. John H. Holliday. STOCK BROKER ARRESTED R. O. OLIVER CHARGED WITH ISING THE MAILS TO DEFRAl D. Alleged to Have Secured 1,000 from a Cannelton. Ind.. Man by False Representations. CHICAGO. May 22. Thousands of dollars for investment in stocks and grain are said to have been obtained from residents of the country by Richard D. Oliver, and. at the instance of Postofflce Inspector W M Ketcham, Oliver was arrested to-day. charged with using the mails to defraud. Oliver conducts a brokerage business in the Stock Exchange building, under the name of Richard D. Oliver & Co. The hear ing waa continued to June 2. and the de fendant's bonds fixed at 12,500. The formal complaint agalnt Oliver Is that he secured $1,"W from Dr. W. D. Eads. of Cannelton, Ind.. by false representations, and did not invest as he had agreed to do. Oliver was indicted for a similar scheme in March, 1899. and a short time later Judge Gros cup imposed a fine, which, with the costs, amounted to $1.582. At that time he was advertising a so-called "safety valve" method of speculation. CLOSES WITH BANQUET HARDWOOD LIMBER DEALERS HAVE AN ENJOYABLE TIME. Senator Fairbanks and John L. Grif fiths the Gnesta of Honor at the Dinner. ALLUSIONS TO PRESIDENCY LUMBERMEN GREETED MR. GRIF FITHS' SALLY WITH APPLAUSE. An Indiana ManTrinmphi In an Excit ing Contest for the Office of Pres identOther Business. The members of the National Hardwood j Lumber Association brought their conven tion in this city to a close last night with a banquet at the Claypool, at which there were over two hundred guests. Senator Charles W. Fairbanks and John L. Grif fiths, of this city, were the guests of honor and the principal speakers. C. D. Strode, of Chicago, the newly elect ed secretary of the association, presided as toastmaster, and by way of introducing the guests he gave them a humorous statement of the nature and extent of the hardwood industry. Many of his quips and allusions were couched in technical terms that only the lumbermen could fully understand, but that they were good was shown by the laughter and applause that greeted him. In closing he said that Indiana is the mother of the hardwood lumber Industry. "We have never known who was the father," he added, "but we have always suspected Henry Maley." Mr. Maley, of Edinburg, Ind., is one of the veterans in the business, and this sally at his expense was received with a storm of applause. In presenting Senator Fairbanks Mr. Strode said that the members of the asso ciation deeply appreciated the senator's presence at their banquet. "It may come our way some day to repay him," he said with some significance. "Almost all hard wood lumbermen come from Indiana, and all Indlanians are politicians, and the sen ator may be assured that we're for him at all times to come." CORDIALLY RECEIVED. Senator Fairbanks's address was short, but was more than cordially received. He spoke of the development of the hardwood industry and congratulated the lumbermen on the great part they have played in building up the prosperity of the country. Mr. Griffiths won his audience with his opening sentence. "It strikes me as being especially and singularly appropriate." he said, "that at this gathering of hardwood lumbermen we should have presidential timber." The storm of applause that greeted this allusion to Senator Fairbanks emphasized the . approval which the lum bermen had given Mr. Strode's suggestion that they expect some day to have the op portunity to show their appreciation of the senator. Mr. Griffiths continued in a bappy address of some fifteen minutes in which he blended stories and an eloquent recital of Indiana's claims to prestige and the Hoosler's reasons for State pride. The other speakers at the banquet were John E. Williams, of New Orleans; John W. Woods, of Boston; F. H. Smith, of St. Louis; C. S. Curtis, of Warsaw, Wis.; B. F. Swain, of 8eymour, Ind., and Max Sondhelmer. of Chicago. At the afternoon session of the lumbermen an Indiana man triumphed in the presi dential race that was the most exciting in the history of the association. B. F. Swain, of Seymour, was elected on the third ballot by a vote of 49 to 48. over Max BondtM imer, of Chicago. W. H. Russe, of Memphis, received a number of votes on the first and second ballots, but his friends aw that the real struggle was between Mr. Swain and Mr. Sondhelmer and his name was withdrawn before the third bal lot. THE OTHER OFFICERS. The other officers elected were: C. D. Strode. Chicago, secretary; W. H. White, Boyne City. Mich., first vice president; C. 8. Curtis. Warsaw, Wis., second vice presi dent; J. J. Rumberger. Philadelphia, third vice president; W. 8. Darnell, Memphis, treasurer; F. H. Smith. St. Louis. J. M. Burford. Chattanooga, and W. W. Knight, Indianapolis, directors. Earl Palmer, Paducah. Ky., M. M. Wall. Buffalo, and A. R. Vinnedge, Chicago, wre appointed on the inspection bureau com mrttee. the most important department of the association. W. A. Bonsack. St. Louis, was apoointed chairman of the committee on the exhibit to be made at the St. Louis exposition. He will appoint four other mem bers of the committee. St. Louis was selected as the place for next year's meeting of the association. The question of the maintenance of a traf fic manager who should look after the inter ests of the lumbermen solely aas not finally disposed of at this convention. It was pro posed that the traffic manager should main tain his office in Chicago, as at present, but that he be permitted to look after the in- INDIGNATION MEETING ON RUSSIAN HEBREW PERSECUTIONS. Bahbl Messing Speaks of These Atroc ities and Calls for Intervention by the Great Governments. An indignation meeting to condemn the persecutions by Russians of Israelites, and sympathising with the afflicted, was held last night at the Hebrew Temple at Del aware and Tenth streets. Rabbi Messing. In an earnest talk of half an hour, re vealed the full significance and barbarism of the crime. Every word he spoke was from the heart and in their utterances there was more than a feeling sympathy there was the spirit of sacrificing assistance. He said that the Holy Temple was the only fitting place to discuss such a vital ques tion, which affected not only the race In Russia, but the Jews of the world. The atrociov.sness of the act has defied all humanity and the sight and the knowledge of its horrors has turned men sick. It was a tyranny that belonged to the dark ages. Indignation meetings. Rabbi Mes sing said, ought to be held in every part of the world and the earnest intervention of the great governments solicited. Of the calamity, Russia can say nothing. She is silent. The accusations, even if they were as true as they are false, could not warrant such punishment. Even the at titude of the Jews in St. Petersburg is not satisfying. They say the accounts are greatly overdrawn. That may be and still the tact is an outrage in the face of pro testing humanity. "This is not the first time such heinous cruelty has occurred," said Rabbi Messing, "and it will not be the last time unless quick, decisive, cour ageous action is taken. The old golden rule, 'there is a time to speak and there is a time to keep silent,' now holds good. It is the time to appeal to the world in an unassuming, Christian way. "The Israelite of the Bible was a dis ciple of the most high God. Man is born free. There is but one God, but one human ity." The records, he said, of the Jews show that their people were never blind to their faults, even through their long centuries of suffering. They had el ways been perse cuted but had never become degraded. Eighteen hundred years of persecution did not debase their character. In those dark days the home of the Jew was his only enjoyment It was his school, his college, his sanctuary. "The Jew of to-day," continued the speaker, "has been recognized by enacted laws in all civilized states as a man en titled to he rights of a man. In every high walk of life they have representative men. As a class, they are peaceful, law abiding, industrious. Their disposition Is un disputed and their standard of morality is rated in the statistics of the world. Thus they face this last offense to the JeNTtaJl name." But, he affirmed, their self-respect is j not shaken. Such events should bring a lesson to thm to keep their name un blemished. This punishment of the act must be left to the spirit of enlightenment. All that the Jew can do is to open his hands and his heart. Rabbi Messing said they should each be prepared for a time like this to be ready to respond with money, help and assistance. His closing words were: "A committee will call on vou soon to collect money to help the afflicted. Give, help the poor and God will help you." TALK OF FRANK BOWERS HE MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR SEC RETARY OF COMMITTEE. W. H. Whlttaker, HoweTer, Laughs at the Story that He Ha Already Re. signed Crlttenberger in Town. The appointment of a successor to John G. Williams, as Democratic member of the board of managers of the Indiana Reform atory, was not announced at the Governor's office yesterday, and it was unofficially inti mated that the vacancy would not be filled for several days yet, as there is no neces sity for the action until just before the next meeting of the board, which will be held the first week in June. However, no secret is being made of the fact that Dale J. Crlttenberger, of Anderson, will be the appointee. Mr. Crlttenberger called at the Statehouse yesterday afternoon and held a short conference with Governor Durbin. In referring to the probable appointment of Mr. Crittenberger the Journal yester day inadvertently stated that he is at pres ent a member of the board of control of the State Prison at Michigan City, which led afternoon papers to make the same error. Mr. Crittenberger is a member pi the board of trustees of the Indiana State Normal of Terre Haute. Some little political gossip has grown out of the reported changes in the management of the Reformatory, more particularly anent the rumor that Will H. Whlttaker, secre tary of the Republican state committee, is to become superintendent of the institution. Mr. Whittaker's retirement from the state committee may result in a lively race for his position, and several possible candi dates have been suggested. An afternoon paper yesterday indulged in a phantasy to the effect that Mr. Whlttaker had already tendered his resignation, secretly, or would tender it in a few days, and that the fight for the secretaryship was on between Charles Haas, of Wabash, and C. C. Lyons, of Falrmount. state senator from Grant county. LAUGHED AT THE STORY. Mr. Whlttaker last night laughed at the suggestion that he had resigned and said that he had not even considered such a step. However, the story started the political gossips, and one man, a prominent state official, who would not permit his name to be used, suggested a candidate whose name has not been mentioned in connection with politics. "Frank Bowers, grand keeper of records and seal of the Knights of Pythias, will be a candidate for secretary of the state committee when the tight time comes." he said, "and he will be a candidate to keep your eyes on." Mr. Bowers has been Identified with the flrand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, for sev eral years, and he has not heretofore been active in politics. However, he cornea from New Castle, the capital of a county that has produced one state chairman and in numerable politicians, and his candidacy for the secretaryship would not be alto gether an extraordinary departure. He has wide acquaintance throughout the State, and that he has ability as an organiser and knows how to build political fences and keep them in good repair is attested by his re-election year after year to his present office in the face of the most strenuous fights. Mr. Bowers' political godfather said yesterday that he would have powerful backing in his race, and this will undoubt edly be true if all the prominent knights are with him. for it is a coincidence that the men who are most sctlve in the fra ternal organisation's affairs are also, many of them, active in Republican state politics. Had Been Swimming; with Frlead, but Became Exhausted, and His Body Has Not Been Found. GIFT TO IE DIANA UNIVERSITY MR. ROCKEFELLER WILLING TO IN CREASE IT FROM 30,000 TO 50,000. State University Students Riot an the Outgrowth of an Effort to Hold a Student Board Election. PATTERSON IS STILL HISSING SUPPOSED BLOOD ON HIS HAT 11 PROVED TO BE DYE. Deficit in Franklin Basehall Fan Commencement at Earlham Other College New. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENCASTLE. Ind.. May 22. Late thi afternoon Roy Chenoweth. a student in Do Pauw University, drowned in Big Walnut creek in twelve feet of water. Chenoweth' father, M. M. Chenoweth. lived at Union City, this State, until March of this year, when he removed to Nevada, Mo., with hi family, but the son returned here to school. He was twenty years old, and this term became a classified freshman, having com pleted three years' uork In De Pauw Acad emy. He was preparing to enter foreign missionary work in China and was a model young man in every way. He had been swimming with a number of student friends and had become exhaust ed while in the water. He was seised by a companion but slipped back and disap peared. His body was not found after three hours of searching, and preparations are being made for a protracted search. A wire netting will be stretched across the stream at a bridge several miles below. There aas no clothing on his body, and It is feared the flooded stream will carry him rapidly, notwithstanding the numerous rif fles and snags. e NO NEW CUE WS. Greencnstle Frlend of Albert A. Pat terson Are Still In the Dark. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GREENCASTLE. Ind.. May ttAa word has yet Been received here confrWrrg Al bert A. Patterson, of this city, a medical student at Ann Arbor, Mich., who was re ported last night to have disappeared un der sensational circumstances from Ann Arbor after a call on a young woman friend. His friends here believe the case will develop satisfactorily, but have no ex planation to account for his peculiar con duct. The story in his alleged laat note in re gard to his experience with Mexican secret society is regarded here as fiction, as he never related such an experience to his friends in this eky, although he had read two trips to the extreme southwest of thi country and had some exciting experiences with rough characters. It aas known here that he and Mss Hinman. an Ann Arbor co-ed. were friends, but nothing is known of any intimacy. Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers of De Pauw University have been making a search tor clews as to his whereabout, but none has been disclosed. No Trnce of Him at Loga a r port. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LOGANSPORT, Ind.. May . It waa re ported that Albert A. Patterson, the stu dent who disappeared under mysterious cir cumstances from Ann Arbor Thursday night, was seen at his old haunts in Lo gansport to-day, but investigation dis proved this. Patterson waa once reporter for the Logansport Reporter and crested a sensation several years ago by disappear ing in a strange manner. He was found in a few days visiting relatives in Illinois. Wh-n he wem to the Philippines he told none of his friends of his intentions and they were greatly surprised to receive let ters from him there. At one time be waa critically sick from the effects of sun stroke while here. Ills Slater la Uninformed. Special to tea Indianapolis Journal. TERRE HAUTE, Ind.. May 22 -Mrs, Homer Talley, of this city, a sister of Al bert Patterson, the missing Ann Arbor stu dent, has heard nothing from him. WILL INCREASE HIS GI John D. Rockefeller's Announcement to Indiana University. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. BLOOMINGTON, Ind.. May H.-It is stated 'that Mr. Rockefeller has offered to Increase his gift to Indiana University from 130,000 to 180,000 for a students' build ing. . The proposition Includes two special requirements one that the money must first all be raised to equal the 190.000 al ready offf-red, the other that for the addi tional $20.000 a like amount must also be raised. The university trustees now have the new proposition und.-r advisement and some steps probably Will be taken at the .imlng meeting. With SS0.000 from Mr. Rockefeller and a like amount by auscriptlon a very fine stu dents' building, including gymnasium and all modern equipments, could be erected. Trl-Kappa Convention. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. BLOOMINGTON, Ind . May 22-The local chapter of the Trl-Kappa la arranging to entertain the state convention of Trl-Kappa on June ii and 12. Young women visitors are expected from all the chapters, and th occasion will be of special interest. On the night of the 11th there will be a reception and dance, and on the night . f th 12th a banquet will be tendered 'he visitors. No Trace at Ann Arbor. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ANN ARBOR. Mich. May n.-Therw have been no new development here to day In the case of Albert A. Patterson, tha Greencastle. Ind . student who o my lously disappeared No trace of him has ne either to the authorities or to his col lege friends. Not Blood, but Dye. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. DETROIT. Mich. May 22. -A dispatcu from Ann Arbor says the supposed blood found on Student Patterson s hat on anal ysis, hag been found to be aye. It la add