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TI1E INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SUNDAY, MAY 24. 1903. PART ONF GENERAL INDIANA NEWS SALKM DAMMti ( I.I II ENRICHED BY Hl-IA N DiG ITS RIGHTS. Braut if ol Gift by Elwood Workmen Petersburg Man I nder Federal Bond Anions the Colleges, Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SALEM. Ind.. May 23. The three-cornered fight for the possession of the rooms of the Salem Dincing Club was settled yesterday by the payment of $113 by L. O. Davis, the proprietor, anö the Hoosier Telephone Com pany which is to have possession of the hall for exchange and central offices for its sys tem which covers Washington and adjoin ing counties. The club had a verbal con tract for the room for a year. Two months ago Mr. Davis leased the hall and other rooms to the telephone company for ten years, supposing the boys would give peace able possession. The young men broke Into the hall and put the switchboard out of the room and forbade any of the employes of the Hoosier company to enter the room and placed a like ban on the owner. In spite of this the cables of the company were stretched to and into the building when they were off guard and legal action was about to be taken. As it was too warm for dancing a majority of the club members voted to compromise and the closing ball was given last evening celebrating the pay ment of the cash. STIDEMS STILL. EXCITED. Election Trouble at Blooming-ton Has Not Yet Been Adjusted. Bpeclal to the Indianapolis Journal. BLOOMLNGTON. Ind., May 23. Much ex citement still prevails among the students of Indiana University over the publishing board election which broke up yesterday afternoon in a riot in which 600 students participated with wild demonstrations. The great mass of students, composed mostly of "barbs,'' the unorganized students, be lieves there has been unfair play somewhere In the issuing of shares which entitles one to membership In the association. In the transfer of shares last Wednesday nearly 400 students were refused membership, und at the same time, the secretary refused to allow legal shareholders to see the hook which contained names of other sharehold ers. A lawyer was consulted as to the rights of shareholders to see the book and as the Publishing Association is incorporated, he advised that the shareholders should be privileged to scan the membership of the association. The secretary still refused, and a short time thereafter reported that the bock had been stolen by some one. 1 he leaders of both factions have con sulted lawyers and it is now evident that the matter is far from a speedy settle ment. President Bryan has suggested that each side appoint a committc-e of five and get together and arbitrate certain matters of doubt. State Normal Football Schedule. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TERRE HAUTE. Ind., May 23. Manager Lewis, of the Indiana Normal football team, has arranged the following schedule of games for the fall season: De Pauw, at Greencastle, Oct. 5; Physicians and Sur geons, Indianapolis, Oct. 17; Do Pauw, Terro Haute, Oct. 24; Eastern Illinois Nor mal, Charleston, Oct. 31; Physicians and 8urgeons. Terre Haute. Nov. 14; Wabash College, Terre Haute, Nov. 21: Eastern Illi nois Normal, Terre Haute, Thanksgiving. Oct. 10 and Nov. 7 are open dates and prob ably will Dochedulud with Rose Polytech nic, of thBity. Ilejce Commencement. fascial to theTndianavGlls Journal. RICHMOND. Ind.. May 23. The pro gramme has been issued for the commence ment at Oxford College, which is located several miles southeast of Richmond. It is as follows: May 30, 2 p. m., reception by students of art; 8 p. m., recital of the sen iors in orr.tory. May 31, 7:30 p. m., bacca laureate sermon. June 1. 8 p. m., reception by students in Conservatory of Music. June t, 10 a. m., class day. June 2, 8 p. m., alumni reunion. June 3. 10 a. m., com mencement. There are twenty-two mem bers of tho graduating class. Stadeat Punlahed for Larceny. DES MOINES, la., May 23.-Edgar De Mueles, a student in the law department in the University of Michigan, who was con victed of larceny at Dubuque, while home on a vacation, has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment in the penitentiary at Anamosa. De Mueles Is a society man of considerable prominence. SEVERAL ARRESTS MADE. Irate Father Prosecutes All Con cerned in Marriage of His Daughter. Pan "! to the Indianapolis Journal. JEFFERSON VILLE, Ind.. May 23.-Dr. F. V. Yancy, who eloped from Lockport, Ky., with Miss Annie Estes, a minor, and was married in this city on May 14, was brought here to-day in custody of Deputy Sheriff S. D. Duvall, of Owen county, Ken tucky, who arrested Yancy at the home of his father, a wealthy citizen of Owen coun ty, lancy was arrested on an affidavit asada by Ap Estes. father of the youth ful bride, and is charged with subornation of perjury- He was arraigned and held under $500 bond. F. R. Stumpft", an old man. aged seventy years, who made the affidavit of the girl's age, and who is charged with perjury, is still in jail, unable to give txmcl. James Xeigain, son of the late Justice Eph Keig win. of this city, who assisted the couple In getting married, was also arrested on the charge of subornation of perjury. He was arraigned this a tier noon and his case SECOND DEGREE MIHDER. Indictment of Cudwith Abel for the Kllllns of Charte Abel. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. COLL'MBl S, Ind.. May 23. After inves tigating tie killing of Charles Abel for two days the grand jury late this evening brought In an indictment charging Cudwith Abel with murder in tho second degree. As there remains but one more week of the Aprl term of court the murderer will not b.- tried until the September term, and probably will be released on bail if an application is made for it by tho defense. Projecting aa Electric Line. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SALEM. Ind.. May 23.-Citixens of Salem, Paoil and West Baden are promoting an electric line from Louisville and New Al bany to West Baden by way of Salem. It is generally conceded that the Monon Rail road haf forestalled the building of a line paralleling the New Albany and Pacll pike by promv'ing a company which made the surveys and got a right of way through the southern part of this county. A local samp any that had projected a line now loins with the Salem citizens to secure a line on this route. Judge T. B. Buskirk is president of the company which secured the franchises in New Albany and along the pike and he believes his line will be MUlt. Looking Over Hla Properties. rial to ths Indian potia Journal. HARTFORD CITY. Ind., May 23 T. N. Barncsdall. the Pittsburg. Pa., millionaire. uho Is said to be behind the f8.O0O.000 proj ect to purchase no less than twenty natural gas plants In the gas belt. Is in this ctty consul tint? with his local representative, C. U. Uano. They would give no Informa tion in regard to the proposed deal. Barnes dall own much oil territory here, and until six months ago had never seen it. afllul .iM by WorUmrn. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ELWOOD. Ind.. May 23. At a meeting at the city building, to-night, William Davis, city councilman, who for years had been a foreman la the hot mills at the tin-plate works here, before he was transferred to the superlntendency of the Oas City plant a month ago. was given a fine gold watch and Elks charm by the tin workers of the local mill. At the same time James J. Davis, for years a prominent member of McKinley Lodge of the Amalgamated As sociation, bat who was elected county re corder on the Republican ticket last fall, was made the recipient of a similar gift, elaborately engraved and bearing the seal of the association. No Trace of His Relatives. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WABASH, Ind.. May 23. H. B. Shellcr, of North Manchester, was appointed ad ministrator of L. B. Perrin, the Chlcagoan who was found sitting in an upright po sition, dead, in Shelter's Hotel at North Manchester yesterday morning. The dead man had many valuables on his person, in cluding nearly $100 In money. Mr. Sheller has tried In every way to get In touch with friends of the dead man. but has been un successful, and as no one has come on to take charge of the body he probably will bury it at North Manchester. The only relatives are supposed to live In Chicago and at a point in Iowa. Tlslovr Put fader Federal Bond. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TERRE HAUTE. Ind., May 23. Hovey Tislow, a member of the School Board and respected citizen of Petersburg, was brought before United States Commissioner Higgins to-day charged with fradulent use of the mails. He had been indicted by the Arkansas federal grand Jury, and if the indictment is held good by Judge Anderson on June 11, he will be taken to that State. He gave bond for his appear ance. The Indictment charges him with writing letters to promote a fake foot race at Hot Springs. Music Festival Profits, Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE, Ind., May 23.-The Muncle Mu sic Festival Association met last night and elected officers for next year. Frank C. Ball was made the executive head. Other officers are: Fred McClellan, vice president; J. C. Johnson, treasurer; R. Cameron Drummond. secretary; A. L. Green, finan cial secretary. It is the intention to give another festival next spring that will eclipse the one of this year. The treas urer's report showed that the association had cleared $500 on this year's festival. Important Church Bequests. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FRANKLIN, Ind., May 23 Mrs. Susan Holmes, an aged woman who died here this week, left a will in which she bequeathed seventy-five acres of land and three valua ble pieces of city property to the board of ministerial relief of the Church of Christ of Indianapolis and the American Christian Missionary Society of Cincinnati. Indiana Obitnnry. KOKOMO, Ind., May 23. Mrs. Thomas Hanson, of New London, died suddenly last night. Her daughter, Lucy Hanson, was delivering a graduating address at the New London High School commencement, when the mother, who was in the audience, was stricken with heart trouble and died almost Immediately after being carried from the room. She was the third wife of Thomas Hanson, being one of three sisters who had married the same man. She was fifty-two years old. RICHMOND. Ind., May 23. August Kamp, a well-known local man. died last night at the age of sixty-six years. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias. Indiana. Notes. ELWOOD. The Boston store, of which W. A. Stoneman was proprietor, and which for ten years has been the leading exclu sive dry goods house in this city, failed yesterday and is now in the hands of a trustee. The assets are $17.000 and liabll itie $20.000. This is the sixth business fail ure which has occurred in Elwood In the past year, although there appears to be an air of prosperity on every hand and the leading citizens of the city are exerting themselves to learn the cause. KNIOHTSTOWN. The twenty-seventh annual commencement of the Knightstown High School was held at the Alhambni Opera House Friday evening. There were fifteen graduates, the largest class for sev eral years. Miss Ethel McGuffin was salu taturian and Miss Anna ajvt rman was valedictorian. Prof. Louis J. Rettger, pro fSSWOf of biology at the State Normal School, delivered the address to the grad uates. PARAGON. The local high school com mencement was held on Friday evening. The town hall, beautifully decorated with the class colors, black and orange, was crowded to its utmost capacity. Dr. Rob ert J. Aley, of the State University, deliv ered the class address, his subject being "The Century's Call." There were seven graduates. The Junior reception was held at the home of P. M. Blankenship. RICHMOND. The production of "The German Reformation." under the auspices of the Richmond Ministerial Association, was highly successful. It was given en tirely by local talent, except the lecturer. The net proceeds go to the Associated Charities and that organization will receive a large sum. The second production, Fri day night, was more successful than tho first. SHELBYVTLLE The graduating class of '03 of the Shelby ville High School Is composed of twelve members. The bacca laureate sermon will be delivered by Rev. W. E. Price cn Sunday evening, May 31. The address will be by Prof. M. E. Schaefer, superintendent of public instruction of Pennsylvania. WINAMAC The Pulaski Board of Coun ty Commissioners has ordered the immedi ate reconstruction of ten miles of the Wlnamac and Medaryvllle road with gravel and crushed stone at a cost of $26,000. FRANK LIN. The Needham township commencement was held at Second Mt. Pleasant Friday night, there being twenty graduates. Cecil Sheek was awarded first honors and Mary Patterson second. HUNTINGTON. The Appendicine Com pany, a local patent medicine concern, Is bring reorganized, with its capital in creased tr $160,000 and will remove its plant and offices to Indianapolis. LAFAYETTE. James P. Casey, of this citv, former advertising manager of the Call, has bought the Colfax Standard at Colfax and will edit and publish the paper. PIG IB0N WANTED. Steel Corporation in the Market Ru mors of Shutdown. NEW YORK. May 23.-Shares of the United States Steel Corporation broke abruptly In the local market to-day on rumors of a probable shutdown of some of tho company's plants in Chicago. Nothing about these rumors could be learned at the main office of the corporation. Judge Gary. chairman of the executive committee, said he had heard nothing of such reports. Concerning the report that the corpora tion had closed a contract to purchase a large amount of pig iron for delivery the last half of the current year. Judge Gary said: "I do not think any purchases of pig iron have been made by any of the subsidiary companies during the last few weeks. Some has been bought within sixty or seventy days. Considerable outside iron could be used at the present time, and probably would be purchased If it could be secured at a fair price. Inasmuch as the prices of finished materials have been kept down to the prices which prevailed when pig iron was selling at $16.50 or lower, It has seemed to me the price of iron should be restored In a measure at least, and that the price now demanded is high by com parison, notwithstanding it costs something more to produce it. However, the matter is now in the hands of our Mr. Dickson, and h will deal fairly with outside pro ducers.' BOODLER CONVICTED. Emll Ilurtmann Given Six Years In the Penitentiary. ST. LOUIS. May 23.-Aftfr being out fif-ty-tlve minutes the Jury in the case of Emil Hartraann, former member of the House of Delegates, for bribery, returned a verdict this afternoon before Judge Ryan finding Hartmann guilty and fixing his punlshn.ent at alx years In the penitentiary. The pen alty hi the heaviest that has been inflicted so far in the bribery trials. During the course of the trial several former members of the House of Delegates testified to the distribution among nineteen members of the house combine of 17.500 paid for the passage of the city lighting bill. Hart mann. several witnesses testified, was one of the number who received $2.500 apiece fur their votes on this measure. FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED SERIOUS DERAILMENT OX THE BIG FOIR NEAR YEEDERSBIRG. OH Pumper Suffocated In a Tank .Near Warren Mill Worker Burned nt Elwood Other Accidents. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. VEEDERSBURG, Ind., May 23. One of the worst freight wrecks ever experienced on this division of the Big Four occurred here at 4:30 o'clock this morning. It was due to a "derail" which was thrown to pro tect the Clover Leaf crossing and the fail ure of airbrakes to stop the train. The train was No. 91, west-bound, in charge of Conductor F. M. Austin, of In dianapolis, and was made up of thirty seven cars of merchandise and one car of fancy hogs. The train was drawn by en gine No. 597, of the battleship type, which was making its fourth run. Engineer Frank Cook and Fireman W. J. Jester, of Urbana, 111., and the conductor were in the cab and all Jumped. Cook suffered a sprained ankle and the rest of the crew es caped injury. The train was descending a steep grade and the reversal of the engine and applica tion of airbrakes failed to avert the acci dent, though the speed was materially slackened when the derail was encoun tered. The engine rolled half way down a flfteen-fpot embankment and was so badly wrecked that it scarcely bears resemblance to an engine. Fourteen cars were piled up in confusion and several were torn to pieces. The car containing the hogs was among the worst damaged, but only one hog, valued at $750, was killed. A man giv ing lbs name of Charles Murphy, Indian apolis, was riding in one of the wrecked cars, but his oniy injury was caused by dust filling his eyes. A wrecking crew was at work all day clearing the track and passenger trains have been detoured by way of Linden over tho Clover Ler.f and Monon tracks. Rail road officials make no estimate of tho loss, but it will foot up many thousand dollars. Suffocated by Oil Fumes. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WARREN, Ind., May 23. A man sup posed to be Leroy Palmer, of Van Wert, O., was found dead in an oil tank on the farm of George Irwin, about three miles south of there, this morning. The man came here a few days ago and went to work as a pumper for the Panama Oil Company. lie had been ordered to dean an oil tank this morning, and when last seen alive he was preparing to obey ordtrs. He entered the tank, and was suffocated by the gas arising from the oil. Fatally Crushed and Scalded. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. KXKJHTSTOWN. Ind., May 23. Bert Alexander, a seventeen-year-old lad em ployed at the Knightstown paper mill, is dead from injuries received while at work in the mill. His right hand was caught in the driers, and before the machinery could he stopped his right arm was drawn through, with a part of his body. He was scalded by steam, and remained in the po sition for several minutes before he could be released. Car Inspector Crushed to Death. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. EVANSVILLE, Ind., May 23. Robert M Mahan, Louisville & Nashville Railroad car inspector at this point, was found dead and crushed late this evening half a mile below Newell, near this city. The supposi tion is he attempted to crawl beneath a car which was suddenly moved. He was a Mason. His widow survives. Saloon Wrecked by Explosion. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE, Ind.. May 23. Patrick Hazard, owner of a saloon on South Madison street, entered the barroom this morning with a lighted lamp. The room had filled with gas during the night, and an explosion fol lowed. The entire building was wrecked. Hazard was knocked to the floor, but was not seriously injured. Mill Worker Badly Burned. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ELWOOD, Ind.. May 23.-Henry Kastler, employed at the tin-plate mills, was terri bly burned about the face, neck and arms last night by an explosion of gas which followed his attempt to light a fire in one of the furnaces. WRECKED BY A TORNADO ONE-THIRD OF THE LITTLE TOWN OF CARMEN, O. T., DESTROYED. Two Peraons Killed and Twenty In juredKansas Towns Also Visited hy the Storm Several Fatullties. GUTHRIE, O. T., May 23. The town of Carmen, a new place of 500 population on the Orient Railway extension, was struck by a tornado last night. About one-third of the town was destroyed. P. F. Brown, of Wichita, rcpisenting a machinery com pany, was killed instantly by flying tim bers. Mrs. "Wismiller was fatally injured and died to-day. Twenty people were more or less Injured. The Methodist Church was lifted and set on top of the parsonage, where it remains and can be seen for miles. An unconfirmed report says the town of Marshall was destroyed by a tornado to night. OKLAHOMA CITY, O. T.. May 23. -A ru mor roaches here that a waterspout, ac companied by a terrific wind, struck the town of Yukon, eighteen miles west of here, at 9 o'clock to-night, inflicting much damage. Telegraph and telephone wires arc all down and it is impossible to obtain details. Casualties In Kansas. KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 23.-Several lives were lost and a number of persons injured by tornadoes in Kansas last even ing. At Bala, on the Rock Island road, two people were killed and twelve Injured, several, it is thought, fatally. In the northwestern corner of Dickinson county, where eight dwellings were wrecked, ex State Representative Harvey and wife and Miss Ellen Young were injured badly, but all will recover. A tornado struck Eureka at midnight, d- stroylng a score of residences and caus ing other damage. Mrs. G. H. German and Mrs. Frank Sample were fatally hurt and half a dozen others were more or less seri ously Injured. Southeast of Dodge City a herder, name unknown, was killed and Mrs. Tibb Shane was fatally injured. Many small buildings were wrecked and scores of cattle were killed. Lives Lost In Iowa. COUNCIL BLUFFS. Ia.. May 23. Last night's storm through southwestern Iowa has proved much more disastrous than was at first thought. A number of lighter frame buildings here were moved from their foun dations, and one or two were demolished. At Clarlnda John Cross was Instantly killed by lightning, and his seven-year-old sot was so badly Injured that he cannot live, while ither members of the family were everely injured. At Persia Mrs. H. F. Kims was caught under the wreckage of a barn while ahe was going to a cava for safety, and so badly injured that she died an hour later. Her son. twenty-five years of age. was also severely crushed, and may not recover. Ths contract tor nictai wathr strips on the windows In the Stale Capitol building has been awarded to the Chamberllr. Metal Weather Strip Comr-sny. of Indtsnailla. wboM office ia In thm :.uum Clay pool building. CHANGE OF VENUE TAKEN CASE OF MOSES FOWLER CHASE GOES TO BENTON COUNTY. Attorneys for the Duhmes Disconcert cd by Advance Preparation of the Papers Other Features. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAFAYETTE. Ind., May 23. By sending the case of Moses Fowler Chase to the Ben ton Circuit Court. Judge De Hart leaves the disposition of the complicated and sensa tional suit in the hands of Judge Joseph Raab, of Fowler, the town founded by the millionaire grandfather of the demented youth at the time when he was rapidly reaping the wealth that made him one of the richest men In Indiana, and whose money, handed down from another genera tion, is at stake in the present contest. Judge De Hart's decree was announced after the attorneys for Mr. and Mrs. Duhme to-day filed an affidavit and motion for change of venue, and the case will come up in the Benton county court as soon as a date can be fixed for the trial. The papers have been transcribed and after a whirling rush with typewriters and legal documents all morning and for several days before that, they were taken to Fowl er to-day by Attorney Dan Slmms. The Benton court will adjourn two weeks from to-day. The counsel for Fred S. Chase will bend every effort toward having the court dispose of the case before the adjournment ana the Duhme attorneys will fight just as hard to have the matter go over to the fall term and in this way secure another delay in the final settlement. There was a stormy scene in the office of County Clerk Quincy Earl this morning when the attorneys for the Dhumes en tered the office and learned that the tran script had been In process of compila tion all week. They found that all the rec ords were ready to be certified to the other court and the clever move of the Chase lawyers so roused the ire of Attorney George P. Haywood that he threatened to strike the county clerk, being prevented from so doing only by the presence of sev eral women. The clerk had been asked by the Chase counsel to prepare the papers so that in the event of a change of venue everything could be taken to the other court without delay. The move was not discovered by the opposing lawyers until this morning. The local attorneys in the case gathered in the Circuit Court room at 9 o'clock and Mr. Kumler for the Duhmes read an affidavit setting forth why a change of venue was desirable. No protect was made and the court entered an order sustaining the motion. Contrary to the rules of allowing ten days' time in such matters, the court gave the attorneys for the respondent until Monday to pay the cost of the change. It is not likely that Moses Fowler Chase will be taken to Fowler, and It Is thought that he will be allowed to remain in quiet at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Frederick S. Chase, father of the boy. was appointed guardian of the estate of Moses Fowler Chase in Benton county about two months ago by Judge Raab, and the petition to have him named as guardian of the youth's person and estate is still be fore that court. None of the attorneys here can say when the case will be set nor can they teil when the matter will be finally settled. i MISS WILSON FILES SUIT. Seeks to Prevent Her Removal from Office at Evansvillc. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. EVANS VILLE, Ind.. May 23.-Miss Mary Wilson, bookkeeper at the Southern Hos pital for the Insane at this point, this after noon sued in the Circuit Court to enjoin the trustees and Dr. W. Stoker, superin tendent, from removing her from her po sition and to prevent them taking possession of books in her keeping. Judge Hawkins issued a temporary restraining order. At the last meeting of the trustees Dr. Stoker resigned and Dr. Charles Laughlin was appointed to succeed him on June L Stoker's executive force was asked to re sign, and all did but Miss Wilson. Her office was then declared to be vacant after June L To-day's suit followed. VICTIMS IDENTIFIED. Names of Persons Killed and Injured in the Elevator Aeeldent. PITTSBURG, May 23. It was almost noon before all the victims of last night's elevator accident at the Donnelly build ing during the Electro-mechanical Insti tute ball were identified. The bodies were so badly disfigured and dis torted that thorough identification was only possible through marks on the cloth ing worn, and as some had no marks on their clothing, identiiicatlon was impos sible until friends inquired for them be cause they were missed from their homes. The casualty list as furnished by the coroner and obtained from the hospital, is: Dead Miss Mamie Curtin, eighteen years old, of Hazel wood. Pa.; Miss Nellie P. Sweeney, sixteen years old; Miss Susie Flannigan, nineteen years old, of 427 Wood lawn avenue, Alleghany; Raydan P. F. Hoher, twenty-eight years old, of McKees Rocks. Injured Albert Myers, twenty-three years old, laceration of right hip and com pound fracture of right leg; Harry Lipaon, twenty-two years old, scalp wounds; lfiaa Katie Flannigan. twenty-seven years old; Mrs. Lulle Postelwaite, forty-six years old; Miss Margaret Postelwaite, seventeen years old. daughter of Mrs. Lulle Postelwaite, suffering from nervous shock; Charles Blonde, eighteen years old; Fannie Slmond, twenty years old; John Morrison, thirty five years old; Frank Samrock, twenty eight years old; L. N. Gillis. forty years old; Mrs. L. N. Olllls, Paul Gillis, three years old; unknown man, about twenty four years old. bruised and cut; is uncon scious at the Mercy Hospital. The injured are all suffering from severe cuts and bruises, but with the exception of the unknown man. it is thought all will recover. TROUBLE IN HAWAII. Validity of All Legislation Enacted Since 19O0 Questioned. HONOLULU, May 23 A serious ques tion, involving the validity of all legisla tion enacted in the Hawaiian islands since 1900, has been brought to light by Super intendent of Public Works Henry E. Coop er, who refuses to act under the regula tions of the recently adopted county gov ernment act, on the ground that the act was unconstitutional. Cooper claims that the act is invalid by the fact that tho Leg islature permitted the use of the Hawaiian language during its deliberations, which, Cooper holds, was prohibited by Congress In the territorial government act. During the recent session of the Legislature the questions of allowing the Hawaiian lan guage to be spoken was bitterly fought and it was only after the threat of the natives to block all legislation that the white contingent in the Legislature agreed to permit the uative tongue to be spoken. Private parties have demanded that the government sue the Brewer Company for $140.000 for an alleged violation o! the United States contract labor law. It is alleged that the company induced 140 Kor eans to immigrate to the Hawaiian islands under coutract to work on various plan tations. The federal officers have learfted that the agent sent to Korea last year to engage laborers was supplied with the treasury Instructions Issued under an old law. which has since been abrogated. The government, therefore, has decided that the Brewer Company is not liable for an iufractiou of the law. Commended by Secretary HaV. WASHINGTON. May 23. Before the rep resentatives of fifteen South and Central American republics Secretary Hny. in a notable speech, paid a glowing tribute to day to the union of the Americas as ex emplified in the Bureau of American Repub lics, and called attention to the Importance, greater now than ever before, of emphasiz ing the permanence of this organization, ns well as the strength of the bond. The object of the meeting wai to consider the report of the board appointed some time ago to look Into the expediency of erecting a permanent home for the bureau In Wash ington. The report was favorabW to the Sroject and was unanimously approved, ecretary Hay commended the idea of a permanent home for the bureau, and prom ised to take up the matter with the President. GIRL'S BODY IS FOUND VICTIM OF AJI IXKXOWÜ NEGRO'S CRIME NEAR LAWRENCEBIRG. She Was Not Ravished by Her Assail, ant, bnt Her Bones Were Broken by the Terrible Beating. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAWRENCEBURG. Ind., May 23. The numerous posses which, day and night, have been scouring the country around Manchester Station in search of Rosa Kais er, who was brutally assaulted, murdered and thrown into Tanner's creek Wednes day evening by an unknown negro who had previously beaten into insensibility and left for dead her father, seveuty-three-year-old Martin Kaiser, were rewarded about 6 o'clock this morning by the find ing of the girl's body in West Fork, a tributary of Tanner's creek, nearly three miles from the supposed scene of the tragedy. Tho body, which lay close to the shore in a partly submerged clump of willows, was discovered by Leroy Clemm, a young man employed to look after the Big Four track lights clong West Fork. All of the body save one hand was submerged, and it was this white hand on the surface of the water that attracted Clemm's attention. Miss Kaiser evidently had been subjected to the most brutal and Inhuman treatment. Her body was almost nude and bore un mistakable signs of the ravisher's work. The left arm was broken in two places and dislocated at the shoulder. There was a deep gash In her throat and her face was battered almost beyond recognition. It was ascertained that the negro had kept his victim for some hours in a dis mantled church about fifty yards from the Junction of the West Fork and Tanner's I t k. The interior of the church showed many indications of a terrible llfe-aud-death struggle. There were numerous blood clots on the floor and walls. A blood stained undergarment, identified as belong ing to the murdered girl, was found near the crumbling altar. The remains were taken to Guilford, Ind., on a handcar by section men and placed in the church to await the arrival of Cor oner Swales, who was telegraphed for at once. Relatives arrived a few hours later and took charge of the body. Martin Kaiser, father of the murdered girl, who came so near sharing, in a meas ure, her horrible fate, is expected to die at any moment. Mrs. Kaiser, who is con lined to her bed with dropsy, suffered so severely from the effects of the shock that her life is despaired of. Great excitement prevails in and about Manchester Station and the neighboring hamlets and a lynching or burning at the stake can scarcely be avoided if a suspect is Captured and identified as the murderer in that locality. This morning this ex citement assumed such a threatening aspect that it was deemed necessary to bring to this city for protection Iouis Evenson, a negro suspect arrested at Cleves, O., last night and held there for Identification. Ac cordingly, he was brought here about noon by Sheriff Axley and Marshal Jesse Crim, of Cleves, and placed in the county jail. Mrs. Mary Griffin and Mrs. Jane Darling, the two women who claim to have seen and talked with the supposed murderer a short time before the deed was committed, are expected to arrive here early to-morrow morning and identify Everson as the man who acted so suspiciously at their homes Wednesday afternoon. Everson is an ex convict. He is wanted at his home town, Rising Sun, Ind., for cutting with intent to kill. He is mucb feared in localities where he is well known. When interviewed in his cell at the coun ty Jail this evening by a representative of the Journal, Everson admitted having passed through Manchester Station on the day of the murder, but emphatically de nies any connection with the assault on either Mr. Kaiser or his daughter. Ever since his incarceration men from the re mote country districts have been pouring into town and it is feared that a desperate effort will be made to lynch the negro. Sheriff Axley has placed a triple guard about the Jail and every effort will be made to protect the prisoner from mob violence. A post-mortem on the body of Rosa Kaiser develops the fact that she was not assaulted by her negro slayer, as wa? first supposed, evidently having perished in de fense of her honor. Coroner Swaler, at the inquest this afternoon, rendered a verdict of "Murdered at the hands of some person or persons unknown, but believed to have been two negroes seen acting suspiciously near the scene of the crime shortly before the double assault was committed. STARVATION IN CHINA THOUSANDS DYING IS KWAG-SI PROVINCE FOR LACK. OF FOOD. In One Village Alone 20O Have Died Heads of Families Selling Their Babies for Little Money. WASHINGTON, May 23.-United States Consul General McWade, at Canton, under date of April 7, sent to the State Depart ment a detailed report of the famine In Kwang-Si, in support of his cabled appeal for help. He produced a mass of Informa tion, which he declares to be reliable, from American missionary and native sources in Kwai-Ping, Woo-Chow and other places, showing the destitution and the consequent suffering, which, the consul general says, is absolutely appalling. He says that the heads' of families, in their desperation, were selling their children for from $2 to $5 each, yet so many were the offerings and so few the purchases that riot all could be sold even at this price. Mr. McWade says that so heart-rending were the appeals for as sistance that he had contributed far be yond his means, and would have given more had he the money. When the report was written the famine was Increasing greatly, and thousands were starving to death. In one village two hundred people perished from starvation, and he said that unless something in the way of relief came soon thousands more will starve. Whole families were subsist ing on a few ounces of rice a day, and are eating herbs and leaves. Unless the rice and other crops of July, August and Sep tember prove plentiful the famine would be only slightly alleviated. In conclusion, Mr. McWade says: "The natives fed that the Americans have come amongst them for their and our mutual benefit, and not as their enemies, nor to seize any of their lands under any specious or other pretenses. That feeling is empha sized by the great chnrity of our people at home, who, in their earnest efforts to re lieve, and not to destroy, know no religion, creed, race or nation." CAPT. HAKTMAN ACQUITTED. Not Guilty of Enibexslina: Government Property In the Philippines. MANILA, May 23. The verdict in the court-martial of Captain Carl F. Hartman, of the signal corps, charged with embezzle ment of government property, is a full and honorable acquittal. Major General Davis, in reviewing the verdict, disapproved of the findings on the ground that the facts did not warrant it. It is understood the court expressed the opinion that the prosecution of Captain Hartman was malicious. No statement to this effect, however, was pub lished. Sevontv Insurgents have appeared in the Bataan district. A company of scouts has been ordered to co-operate with the local constabulary in suppressing them. The governor of the province of Mlsamis, Island of Mindanao, has sent in a requisi tion for a hundrf il additional troops. He ays. he believes the moral effect of their nee will end-the partially collapsed uprising in Mlsamis. I've had a lovely supper, and it was en- liv- ned with a bottle of Cook's Imperial Extra Do Champagne. MONDAY at BLOCK'S Colored Wash Goods DIMITIEH. light and dark printings. 124c lac and .Sc qualities. BATISTES. over lOOf M styles, all colors, 15c, f Arm ISc, 25c qualities SWISSES. embroidered In dots, 19c and 25c qual ities FANCY WEAVES, such I ffCm uo v mi A g s i v v. v v ed effects. 15c. ISc and a a lu no ot i I tca Qnn (f r"f1 - I s a sr w 25c qualities ... CORDED M O U SSEL- INES. plain colors, also neat printings In all col ors. 25c Qualities SWISS C H. AMBRAYS I aQ df white and tinted! f av grounds with embroid-l m WW ered dots, all colors, 25c J 0 qualities . BATISTES, an excep-i tlonally fine cloth, over 200 pieces 1 ffc Inches wide, new dress and waist styles. 25c, qualities LACE STRIPED NOV ELTIES, highly mer cerized, a large variety of styles, 39c qualities..! MB flnj LISLE TISSUES, sheer! M ßm and dainty, over 501 W styles. 35c qualities 0 RIBBON STRIPED MOUSSELINE8. plain and with printings inl all colors, 39c qualities..! fc MERCERIZED M A D-1 ClJs RASES, very fine and sliky, waist and dress styles, 39c qualities. FANCY SILK MOUS SE L I N E S. w h ite grounds with daintv printing in colors, very dressy, 50c qualities I fV RUf SAINT GALL SWISSES. X Jhav a large collection off m styles, all colors, 50c quality LINEN B A T I S T ES. made of pure Irish! linen, very sheer and! fine. natural llnenl ClS iues, ouc quaiines Dllft. (JKUA.NZINES, a complete line of even ing shades, 5uc qualities. Black Dress Goods V0JESAND, MISTRALS. 44 inches wide, all wool, 1.00 qual lties 7. Mß FLAKED ETAMINE. 44 inches wide all wool, sheer and wiry, IM i quality ALBATROSS, 38 inches wide.' all wool especially adapted for tucked or ori shirred suits, 5sc quality OV BRILLIANTINE. silk finish, extra fine pure Turkish mohair, 1.39 so quality I.lo SICILIAN. 60 inches wide, pure Eng lish mohair, good luster, 1.00 Hf quality Great Reduction Sale of Rugs and Linoleums ART CARPET8, 9x10, all wool, extra super, very desirable pat- y fg terns, 10.00 qualities A .UU BRUSSELS RUGS, room size, large as sortment of patterns. 12.00 fys qualities O..0 BRUSSELS RUGS, 9x12, very best ten wire tapestry, in floral and Oriental patterns, 20.00 sj- ijm qualities lui t) RUGS. 9x12, a lot of Axminsters. vel vets, and body brussels, up to Ö 1 B.rt 30.00 qualities äI.oU AXMINSTER RUGS, 27x63. handsome Oriental and floral patterns, 2.5ff Qff qualities IVJ COCOA MATS, medium size, heavy brush, 50c quality (two to a Ofk buyer) V MATTINGS. WHITE CHINA, extra heavy, joint less, 35c Q quality JAPANESE MATTINGS, in the carpet patterns, all long straw, closely woveu, reduced price LINOLEUMS, extra heavy, large as sortment of patterns, tile aud hard wood floor effects, 69c qual- cla ity 54 BURLAPS for floor and wall coverings, all colors, 25c (t quality BISSEL S CARPET SWEEPERS, in the Grand Rapids make, cyco bearing, every one guaranteed, our y special price ä0 The Wm. H. Block Co. I Makes Delicious for lunch Adds zest to dinner MW KM raw The perfect COFFEE. mm Ask about US era One-pound Tins . 40 cents Two-pound Tins . . 75 cents I SPECIAL PRICES FOR WEEK CHOICe MESSINA LEMONS A great bargain, worth 20c; this week, per doz A2C TEAS Scientifically blended teas for ird tea a specialty. Our well-known 'Samovar-' bl ni. worth yOc. best tea ob- 7ft talnable, per lb UNFERUENTED GRAPE JUICE Pure non-intoxicating juice from grapes. A food and drink. 50c Öir bottle for 40c; 25c siae for AVFC McLBA BLEND COFFEE A popular priced coffee. This stands alone in drinking quality. Per 2(1 C pound Avrc BAKER'S PREMIUM CHOCOLATE Some charge 20c; many more tHc charge 25c. Per cake mAK FAR AGON VINEGAR Cross A Blackwell's imported Taragon Vinegar. 23c bottles OOr -for I ', KELLER'S Silks STRIPED SILK 811TING8 25 Inches wide, all alia. Mack and white, blue and white and brown and white, sij 1.00 quality CHECKED TAFFETAS All silk, blue and white and black and white, CQ all sizes of checks, 75c qualities... 9w WHITE WASH SILK Yard wide, extra heavy. 1.00 qual- WHITE WASH SILK 24 Inches wide, all silk, good weight. 50c qual- 35 BLACK PEAU DE SOIE 27 Inches wide, all silk, good weight. 1.25 quality zßJ TAFFETA 36 inches wide, all silk, guaranteed to wear, 3.50 s IM quality IC Ladies' Fine Tailor Made Suits AT UNUSUALLY REDUCED PRICES Beginning to-morrow and conttnuing throughout the week our entirt collec tion of nearly four hundred Suits will be divided in three price lots as follows: First choice, up 4 i 4" ta $58.00 J W J Suits 1 Ä W Choose ar.v suit In stock, and no matter if it is marked 25.00. 20.00. 35. UU or 3&.00, this sale entitles ycu to first choice at WSWM.13 Second choice, up to 4 7 QO $25.00 Suits ID.yO Black and colors, plain and novelty weaves. Blouses arc silk lined and silk trimmed. Most of the skirts are also elaborately trimmed. Third choice, up to Q Cf $17.50 Suits y.JU Fine tailor-made suits of all-wool cheviots, Venetians. novelties, etc Blouse jackets are silk lined and neatly trimmed with braid and silk and cloth straps. Marked Down SKIRTS of all-wool cheviots, broad cloths, etamlnes and Sicilians, vari ously trimmed, up to 7.5u 4 Ott qualities .VO SKIRTS of fine etamincs, granites and light-weight cheviots, with and without drop skirts, ll.ou T Ptrk qualities CU SKIRTS-TWO OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS EXTANT, of fine voUea, etamines. silks and silk nets, made over silk drops with long trains, those that were 20.00 and g QQ And those that were up to Q WALKING SKIRTS, perhaps the best we ever placed on sale g qq WALKING SKIRTS, of blue and blaca Sicilians, with hip strap QQ trimming, 4.50 quality Wö White Wash Goods ORGANDIES, plain white, two yards wide, very fine and sheer, 1.00 dzez quality SATIN DAMA8K WAISTING3. a beau tiful line of patterns, highly AfA mercerized, 75c quality wO OXFORD WAI STINGS, with mercer ized satin stripes, 39c qual- HOPSACKING, plain basket weaves, 33 inches wide, 19c qual- I2j4 PIQUE, heavy warp welts, 29o Q quality mW INDIA LINONS, very fine and sheer. 33 Inches wide, 25c qual- f ity " NAINSOOK, fine, soft finish. 40 Of inches wide, 25c quality A VF LONG CLOTH. 16 inches wide, 15c quality. 12 YARDS 1 Oft FOR I. AO DUCK, plain white, for suits and skirts. 28 inches wide, 18c flOi quality "Aa the breakfast I the Coupons. ENDING FRIDAY, MAY 29 FERNDELL J IMS UND PRESERVES There Is one brand tht in the best. Ferndell as this brand, quality consid ered, they are not high. Preserve, 35c jars for 29c. Jellies. 25c Jars, 21c. Jams, all varieties. 25c Jars n , for BARB R'S MATCHES Best matches made. 200 matches to the box. 12 boxes to package, worth 1A, r pa kuk ' CREAM JAVA COffEE T Rr.atest value in the city f r the money. A most excellent dnnk. ft l r pound AtJC KEUER'S HIGH PATENT FLOUR There Is none better at any price. The highest grade flour milled, per bbl. 4.3; per 24 lb. sack. 55c; for 12 4j . Ib. -.sc k siw FERNDEIL CANNED FRUITS The finest product of Cslifornla; S-lb. cans in heaviest syrup, Cherries, Yel low Crawford Peaches. Apricots and Pears, regular price. 16c. jn-r "Jf can Jvc u Massachusetts Ave. and Delaware Street New Phoie 73 and 420. Old Phone 73.