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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, THÜR SD AT, JUNE 18, 1903. It WORK STOPPED BY COURT TR ACHT .LAYING IS (RAWFORDS TILLE CHECKED BY IXJl'XCTIOS. Lafayette Muter Famine at Hand Re. pahlieaa Editor Max Toar Caaada Firm la State Stora Huvtgei. ial to th IndianapoM Journal. CRAWFORD8VILLE, Ind.. June 17 This city has had another traction line experience. The Northwestern line brought 275 men here from Lebanon this morning and al.'o put all the men at work on this end of the line Into the city, and began to dig up the streets anJ lay track. The people along the streets welcomed them with cheers, and the city atorney and the attorney for the rival traction line ap peared In court and asked for a restraining order, but Judge West informed them that as the former suit was in the hands of Judge 81roison. of Terre Haute, who had been agreed cm by the companies to try the case, he had nothing to do with It. Thereupon the cfty attorney dismissed the ult and filed a new suit in order to get I MR AND WABMER TO-DAY. Fair, with Cooler Weather la north ern Indiana To-Morrow. WASHINGTON, June 17. Forecast for Thursday and Friday: Indiana Fair and warmer on Thursday. Friday fair, cooler in north portion; varia ble winds. Ohio Fair and warmer on Thursday. Fri da v fair, cooler in north portion; variable winds. Illinois Fair on Thursday; warmer In north and central portions. Friday fair, cooler In north portion; variable winds. Lower Michigan Partly cloudy and warmer on Thursday; probably showers in north portion. Friday fair; cooler in west and north portions; variable winds. Wisconsin Fair on Thursday; cooler In west portion. Friday fair: variable winds. Minnesota Fair In south; showers in north portion on Thursday; cooler in south and west portion. Friday fair; variable winds. Nebraska Fair on Thursday; showers and cooler at night or Friday In west portion; fair In east portion. Kanaan and Arkansas Generally fair , on Thurs-.j and Friday. Kentucky Fair and warmer Thursday. Friday fair. Iowa Fair on Thursday; warmer in cen tral a ad east portions. Friday cooler. NorCi and South Dakota Showers and cooler Thursday. Friday fair. Tenreasee Fair on Thursday and Friday. Local Observations on Wednesday. Pres. Ther. R.H. Wind. Weather. Pre. 7a. m.. 90.04 54 82 North. Clear. .00 7 p.m.. 30.08 68 45 North. Clear. .00 Maximum temperature, 70; minimum tem perature. 48. Comparative statement of mean tempera ture and total precipitation on June 17: Temp. Pre. Normal 74 .16 Mean 60 .00 j Departure 14 .16 Departure since June 1 97 .08 Departure since Jan. 1 114 2.04 Plus. W. T. BLYTHE. Section Director. Yesterday's Temperatures. Stations. 7 Abilene. Tex Amarlllo. Tex Antonio, Tex Atlanta, Ga Bismarck. N. D Buffalo. N. Y Cairo. Ill Calgary, Alberta Chattanooga. Tenn Cheyenne. Wyo Chicago, 111 Cincinnati, O Cleveland. O Columbus, O Concordia. Kan Davenport, la Denver, Col Dodge City. Kan Dubuque, la Duluth. Minn 71 Paso, Tex Galveston, Tex Grand Junction. Col Grind Haven, Mich Havre. Mont Helen?, Mont Huron. S. D Jacksonville. Fla Kansas City. Mo Lander, Wyo Little Rock, Ark Louisville. Ky Marquette. Mich Memphis, Tenn Modena. Utah Montgomery, Ala Nashville. Tenn New Orleans, La New York. N. Y Norfolk. Va North Platte. Neb Oklahoma. O. T Omaha, Neb Palestine. Tex Parkersburg. W. Va. Philadelphia. Pa. Pittsburg. Pa Pueblo, Col Qu Appelle, N. W. T.... Rapid City. 8, D St. Louis, Mo St. Paul. Minn Salt Lake City. Utah.... Santa Fe. N M Shreveport, La Sprlugfleld. Ill Springfield. Mo Valentine, Neb Vicksburg. Miss Washington, D. C Wichita. Kan a.m. 60 58 66 KS 54 52 64 48 62 50 52 54 54 52 56 54 50 56 48 56 66 70 58 46 54 58 46 Max. U6 vj 90 M 90 60 76 80 88 H 72 70 7 p.m. 84 80 S6 58 74 66 80 78 70 68 64 80 72 82 80 70 58 88 80 86 56 86 74 80 78 76 82 84 70 52 78 78 80 74 60 74 78 78 88 64 60 60 78 58 78 74 76 82 70 SO 72 7s 82 84 66 84 74 88 74 76 88 90 84 v.; 90 80 86 74 56 84 82 92 42 68 ; 70 54 M 54 64 64 84 86 88 sJ 88 68 56 60 46 52 60 52 60 54 64 52 sK 76 78 84 74 92 76 80 58 m 74 88 MOVEMENTS OF STEAMEES. NEW YORK. June 17. Arrived: Graf Waldersee, from Hamburg; Aurnnia and Majestic, from Liverpool. Sailed: New York, for Southampton; Germanic, for Liv erpool: Rotterdam, for Rotterdam. QUEENSTOWN. June 17-Arrived: Teu tonic, from New York, for Liverpool, and proceded; Haverford. from Philadelphia, for Liverpool, and proceeded. Sailed: Sax onia, for Boston. LIZARD, June 18. Passed, 12:50 a. m.: St. Paul, from New York, for Southampton; Patricia, from New York, for Plymouth and Hamburg. PLYMOUTH, June 17 -Arrived: Moltke, front New York, for Cherbourg and Ham burg, and proceeded. LIVERPOOL. June 17.-8ailed: Beigen -land, for Philadelphia; Oceanic, for New York. BROWHEAD, June 17.-Passed: South wark. from Montreal, for Liverpool. MOVILLE. June 17. Arrived: Pretorian, from Montreal, for Liverpool. BREMEN. June 17 Arrived: Kronprinz Wilhelm, from New York. ANTWERP, June 17-Salled: Switzer land, for Philadelphia. LONDON. June 17. Arrived: Minneapolis, from New York. Stylish Straws English Split and Sennit Braids with wide brims ars the thing this season. We have the biggest and best line in the city at $1.50, $2 and $3 NEGLIGEE SHIRTS Some new Manhattans have just arrived That are very swell. Danbury Hat Co. No, 8 East Washington St. i i i . i .... . - it before Jude West. If he had waited until the matter could have been got before the Terre Haute Judge the North western line would have been all laid In the city. The restraining order was Issued and the work stopped. A petition has been presented to the mayor asking for a special meeting of the City Council to take some action to end the dispute. Poshing the Work Atoms. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WINAMAC.'Ind., Jun.- 17 -The surveyors for the Logansport-Chlcago electric road have ran a line from Logansport through Royal Center, WInamac. North Judson and La Crosse to Valparaiso, and the right of m-ay has been purchased to this place, par alleling the Panhandle Railroad to La Crosse. Work has been begun on grading between Royal Center and Logansport, and the railroad syndicate expects to have cars running to WInamac by November. Council Extends a Franchise. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TIPTON, Ind., June 17. The City Council last night granted an extension of three months time to the Union Traction Com pany franchise through this city, from Sept. 30 to Dec. 31. The company claims that j owing to litigation over a tract of land south of this city It will be unable to com plete the track until that time. Cars are to be run from this city to Indianapolis not later than Dec. 31. INDICATION OF INCENDIARISM In nn Incipient Rinse Cheeked by Prompt Work nt Genevn. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PORTLAND. Ind.. June 17. Fire was dis covered Tuesday night in the Warner sa loon, in Geneva, and indications point to Incendiarism. The blaze was discovered in a room over the saloon by W, C. Campbell, fire chief, who broke in and extinguished the fire, which had started from on over turned lamp. A large can of gasoline was found within a few feet of the lamp, which would have been reached by the tire in a short time. The town has been almost destroyed twice by fire within the last two years, and Is almost without Are protection. Heading Factory Burned. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. COLUMBIA CITY. Ind., June 17. The Vail heading factory at South Whitley was destroyed by fire this noon. The loss is $5,000. FAMINE CLOSE AT HAND. Lafayette's Water Sapply Is Decrees ins with Grent Rapidity. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAFAYETTE, Ind.. June 17. Three pumps are busy night and day pumping water from the canal into the city malr.s and thence on to the reservoir at Columbian Park, but, In spite of all efforts to main tain a supply, the store in the reservoir is decreasing at an alarming rate and suffer ing will ensue if the situation is not re lieved very soon. At 3 o'clock this after noon there was less than ten feet of water In the reservoir. The city is Indebted to a local Ice com pany for the present limited supply. The company owns the canal from which the water is being pumped. The pumps of the gas company and the Citizens' Electric Light and Heating Company were put in use to-day and are sending a small supply Into the reservoir. People all over, the city are taking ex treme precautionary measures. In fear of disease-laden water, and boiling is common everywhere. At present the combined pumping machinery is sending two million gallons into the mains every twenty-four hours. The condition remains very critical, and Superintendent Camardy has scores of men at work to prevent waste. One of the most inconvenient features of the famine is the fact that laundries have been obliged to close. Dirty linen is being shipped to Indianapolis. All factories depending on the city water supply are still closed. It is thought that repairs can te made to the pumping machinery by to-morrow night. MAY TOL'R CANADA. Repabllenn Editors May Travel as the Dominion's Gnests. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WABASH, Ind., June 17. Indiana Repub lican editors may take an excursion through the Canadian Northwest as the guests of the Canadian government, if present plans do not fall through. Mr. J. B. Whitehead, of the American Press Association, Indianapolis, who has a business deal under way in Canada, has had the matter up with the Dominion of ficials, and while here to-day received an Inquiry as to the time the newspaper men would like to make the trip. As arranged at this time the tour will be over the Ca nadian Pacific on a special train, and the editors will be entertained at a score of cities on the way out and back. Mr. White head la very hopeful that all the details may be agreed on within a week. The Ca nadian government is to pay all expenses. Indiana Democratic Editors. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 17.-The Democratic Stat-? Editorial Association will meet in this city to-morrow and Friday. The visitors will be the guests of Senator Fleming and will enjoy a banquet to morrow night at the Wayne Hotel at his expense. The after dinner programme in cludes responses by Mr. Morss of the In dianapolis Sentinel, and by Mr. Stoll, of the South Bend Times. The association has a membership of 250 and it is expected that more than half the members will be here. e STORM RAVAGES. Barn Destroyed by Lightning Near Rtdgevllle Hail Raiaa Corn. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RIDGEVILLE. Ind., June 17. The large barn on the farm of the late Abe Boyer, near Powers, three miles west of Ridge- ville, was struck by lightning yesterday afternoon and burned, together with 400 bushels of corn and ten tons of hay and farming implements. The loss exceeds $1, 000, partly covered by Insurance. SHELBYVILLE. Ind., June 17. A small cloudburst occurred in the southeastern part of Shelby county yesterday afternoon which did a great deal of damage to the growing crops. Rain fell in torrents for nearly an hour and great pools of water were formed on some of the farms. Wheat, oats and corn are badly damaged. PORTLAND. Ind., June 17. Wind and hail wrought havoc over a strip of terri tory about two miles wide soumeast of this city last night. Fences were blown down and much damage was done to corn by hail. The heavy rain made the ground too wet to plow on Wednesday. RICHMOND. Ind.. June 17. A section just north of Richmond, near Chester, was visited by a storm yesterday afternoon in which much hail fell. There was a high wind and sharp lightning. Fences, wheat aud trees suffered. CONDITIONS NOT DEPLORABLE. Reply to Congrniman Robinson's At tack oa the In I ted States Navy. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FORT WAYNE. Ind., Juue 17. Lieut. A. Bronson, U. S. N., is in this city enlist ing recruits for the navy. He was much surprised to read in a local paper an in terview with Congressman Robinson advis ing young men not to enlist in the navy because of the "deplorable conditions" which prevail in the navy. There is not a week. Mr. Rooinson said, that he does not receive an application from some young man who has enlisted and who wants to get out. "1 would warn young men. ' said Mr. Robinson, "who are about to enlist to be prepared to bear the ordeal confront ing them with nerve, and patriotically to serve the full term of their enlistment, ru der present regulations, however, I would not advise enlistment at all." When IJeutnant Bronson read thl statement he said that, while he would not be understood as crltictsing Mr. Robinson, he would say that the conditions of the navy are not deplorable and that the Amer ican seaman Is the best fed man in any navy In the world. "Some recruits en list in the navy," he said, "with the idea that they will have nothing to do but flout around under tropical skies. The average enlisted man who seeks to desert Is a man who would be useless in any occupation, lacking stamina. Any youth who is really of manly quality will not And it a life of hardship or the conditions 'deplorable in the navy. Only thoso who would not sue ceed in any occupation desert." Mr. Robinson is being much criticised for i his attack on the American navy by the veterans of the civil war. who say his re- marks remind them of the copperhead op position forty years ago. Moaiment Board Organiiea. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. S 'OTTSBURG. Ind.. June 17. The Pigeon Roost Monument Commission met to-day at the Bank Hotel at this place and elected the following officers: James W. Fortune, Jeffersonville, president; John W. Martin. Scottsburg, secretary; J. H. Hodan. Seymour, treasurer. Monday. June 29. was fixed for the date of the next meeting at Scottsburg for the purpose of selecting a suitable design for the monu ment. Those who desire to submit designs and specifications for the work are ex pected to present them by this date. A price will be fixed on the design adopted and the person furnishing it will receive a nominal sum for it. The commission is inclined to adopt Indiana limestone, but will listen to the granite argument. The monument will be a shaft. Pytbian Day at Parker. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PARKER, Ind.. June 17. Knights of Py thias from all the principal towns of East ern Indiana came here to-day for the in stallation of the first lodge of the order in Parker. Fully 500 Pythians were here, with bands from Albany and Redkey. Union B. Hunt, of Winchester, and E. E. Botkin. of Muncle, were the Installing offi cers. The rank of page was conferred by Welcome and Silver Shield Lodges, of Mun cle; esquire, by Farmland; knight, by Winchester. There was a parade this even ing and a public installation of officers to night. Supper was served to the visiting j knights and a collation at midnight closed the exercises of the day. Assessments Are Increased. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind., June 17. The Wayne County Board of Review is increasing the assessments of a number of corporations. In twelve assessments reported to-day there is an increase of $8.560. Only three assess ments show decreases, which aggregate but $810. Among the larger corporations assessed are the following: First National Bank, Cambridge City, $i?,000; National Drill Com pany, Cambridge City, $16,000; First National Bank, Richmond, $118,000; Second National Bank, $219,400; Union National Bank, $103, fi60; Union Loan and Trust Company, $150, 55u; Adam H. Bartel Company, $100,000; Champion Roller-milling Company, $28,060. Found After a Loan Search. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. HARTFORD CITY, Ind.. June 17. After the entire neighborhood had searched the woods and dragged the ponds and creeks In the vicinity for the six and eight-year-old sons of Fred York last night the youngsters were found asleep this forenoon in the Heagany woods just uorth of the city. When last seen the boys were playing at the pond and It was thought that they were drowned. The search was kept up all night. The boys had played until they had overstayed their leave of absence and, fearing punishment, went to the woods to remain over night. Dalevllle Loses a Legacy. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE, Ind., June 17. The jury in the Granville Ellison will contest brought in a verdict to-night for the plaintiffs, John Ellison and Mrs. Emma Hoppes, of Dale vllle, son and daughter of Granville El lison, setting aside the will, in which the old man had bequeathed to the citizens of DaleviHe the sum of $3,000 and a site for a public library in the town. The attorneys for the plaintiffs established the insanity of the old man. His grandmother and his mother before him had been Insane. Found Spanish Money. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., June 18. While plowing on his farm near here Oeorge Baldock unearthed a pot containing a quantity of Spanish silver coins. The money was very much tarnished and the different denominations could scarcely be told. The find is supposed to amount to about 1500. Just how long and by whom the coins were buried will always remain a matter of conjecture. Bride's Tears Were Unavailing;. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE, Ind., June 17. James B. Lin den, of Indianapolis, and Miss Olive B. Gee, of Alton, Ky., were to-day refused a li cense to marry by the clerk of Delaware county, on the grornd of nonresidence. They claimed to be from Chicago. The bride j pleaded tearfully, but In vain, and the couple then went to Hartford City, where they were successful and were married at the parsonage of the Rev. J. L. Durfey. Marlon Barbers Strike. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MARION. Ind., June 17. The barbers of Marion this afternoon laid down their razors and scissors and went out on strike. Practically every shop in the city employs union barbers and all of them quit work. The walk-out resulted from the refusal of the boss barbers to sign the scale pre sented by the union. The scale is the same as was paid last year, but the bosses claim that it is too high and refuse to recognize it. War on Slot Machines. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. GOSHEN, Ind., June 17. Local officials are making war on slot machines, which have been taking the earnings of young men to a large extent. The slot-machine men are now backing a movement, which will have the hearty co-operation of min isters and the temperance element, to stop illegal liquor selling and especially the Sun day liquor traffic, which has long been con ducted here in a most bold manner. Gas at 25 Cents Per 1,000 Feet. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 17. -The City Council last night passed a natural gas or dinance which provides that the consumer mus pay 25 cents a thousand feet instead of 15, the old price. It also provides that the company, on five days' notice, may shut off the gas of the factories or other large consumers In order to give the cook stoves enough pressure. Killed by a Fast Train. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. BEDFORD, Ind.. June 17. No. 1, the fast mail train on the Baltimore & Southwest ern, struck and instantly killed a young man named William Bruner at Georgia, Lawrence county, this afternoon. Coroner Plummer went down to hold an inquest. This Is the third death on this road in this vicinity in two weeks. Wesner-Hamer Kapitals. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. SEYMOUR, Ind., June 17. Fernando W. Wesner and Miss Maude Hamer were mar ried here this evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James M. Hamer. The groom is a lawyer and the present city judge here. They will live here. Arrested on Forgery ( hnrge. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. VALPARAISO, Ind.. June 17. Daniel Craft, a wealthy farmer of this county, to day caused the arrest of Charles Harms, a neighbor, on the charge of forging a check for $1.5. Eyes Fnt Oat by Explosion. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ELKHART, Ind., June 17. Harold, the sever.-year-old son of David Walter, poured some powder on the sidewalk to-day and set fire to it. He will lose the sight of one eye, and probably of both. Indiana Obituary. ELKHART. Ind.. June 17 The Rev. John Vlbelius. for a number of years pastor of the Swedish Lutheran Church at South. Bend, and known to members of that de nomination throughout northern Indians, died at Joilet, III., last Monday of lung ttouble. which a stay of several months In California failed to benefit. He was sbnut forty-five years old and left a widow and two children. JKFFERSONVILI.E. Ind.. June 18. very Long, supposed to be the oldest man in the county, is dead at his home nar Charlestown. He had been ill only a short ; time with paralysis. Mr. Long was ninety Six years old and was born In 8cott county. Kentucky. He came to this county In 1816. the year Indiana became a State. DECATUR, Ind.. June 17. Mrs. Jacob Mock, aged eighty-four, died suddenly at her home near this city last evening of paralysis after but a few hours' sickness. She was one of the pioneers of the county, having lived in Adams county for over sixty years. The funeral will be held on Friday. TO BE HELD AT EARLHAM ANNLAL CONVENTION OF FRIENDS' CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR. It Will Precede the Bible Institut Baptist Assembly at Pine Lake Other News of the Churches. Special to th Indianapolis Journal. RICHMOND, Ind., June 17.-The Indiana Yearly Meeting of Frieude Christian En deavor convention will be held at Earlham College on July 28 and 29. immediately pre ceding the Bible institute, so that those who desire can easily attend both. The programme has not yet been definitely made up, but it has been arranged to have ad dresses by the Rev. C. O. Medbury, of An gola, president of the Indiana Christian Endeavor Union; the Rev. M. L Pierson, of Kokomo; the Rev. Thomas Williams, of Arrvoy, and the Rev E. M. Woodard, of Winchester. Among those chosen to read papers are Miss Anna Freeman, Falrmount; Miss Ella Applegate, Knightstown; Miss Martha C. Schneider, Richmond. The music will prob ably be led by Miss Leona Wright, of Fair mount. A large number of delegates is expected. Epworth League Convention. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MIDDLETOWN, Ind., June 17. The Ep worth League convention of the Richmond district met here yesterday for a two days' session In the new Methodist Church, which Is elaborately decorated in honor of the vis itors. More than one hundred delegates and visitors attended the sessions, which were presided over by Miss Laura M. Bertsch, of Centervllle, the retiring pres ident. Addresses were made by Miss Bertsch, the Rev. G. U. Hill, presiding el der of the Richmond district; the Rev. Mr. King, of New Castle; Miss Ada New, state superintendent of junior work; the Rev. E. E. Trippeer, of Economy, and the Rev. T. J. Johnson, of Union City. A number of re ports were submitted at the afternoon ses sion. In the evening the address of wel come was by Mrs. Olive Mills, of this city, to which Miss Minnie Hauck, of Shirley, responded. CHRISTIAN CULTURE ASSEMBLY. Annual Meeting; of tbe Baptists at Pine Lake, Next Month. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAPORTE, Ind., June 17. The annual convention of the Christian Culture As sembly of the Baptist Church will be held at Pine Lake assembly grounds, Laporte, July 23 to Aug. 2. There will be three ses sions each day. The morning hours will be devoted to de votional, Bible and historical work. Among some of the instructors and speakers will be the Rev. J. E. Conant, Dubuque, la.; the Rev. F. A. Cass, Chicago, and President J. A. Leavitt, D. D., of Ewlng College. The afternoons will be given over to conferences on social questions, pastoral duties and mis sion work in foreign and home lands. Some of the speakers will be Chr.. lain Harry Henderson, of the Indiana state prison; Dr. Lounsberry, Chicago; the Rev. G. M. Lehigh, South Bend; the Rev. E. H. Em men, Elkhart; the Rev. J. M. Linden. Mich igan City; Boston Smith, Minneapolis; D. A. Berry, Indianapolis, and President Stott, of Franklin College. The evening hours will bo devoted to band concerts, musicals, re citals and lectures. Among the prcminent lecturers who will appear will be George E. Clarke, South Bend; the Rev. Myron W. Haynes, D. D.. Chicago; the Rev. A. R. E. Wyant, Chicago; the Rev. Johnston Meyer, D. D.. Chicago; Miss Anna M. Philley, Bos ton, and Nelson S. Darling, Oklahoma City. Owing to the construction of the inter urban Tine between Laporte and Pine lake and the raising of the waters in Pine lake, the prospects are more flattering for a large meeting and big attendance than ever be fore. Lafayette's Chautauqua. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAFAYETTE, Ind., June 17.-Two thou sand persons are daily attending the ses sions of the Chautauqua Assembly and great interest is being taken. Sunday is ex pected to be the banner day. Then Mme. Tsilka and the baby born in brigandage will be here and the former will tell of her cap tivity in Macedonia. This afternoon Col. George W. Bain, of Kentucky, addressed a large audience, his subject being "The Masses." This evening Dana Johnson, of Ohio, gave an eloquent talk on "Thomas Jefferson." To-morrow night Dr. A. W. Lamar, of Tennessee, will speak on "Dixie Before the War." The feature of yester day's programme was an address by the Rev. Father Vaughn on "Shakspeare." Church Cornerstone Laid. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MARION. Ind., June 17. The exercises attending the laying of the cornerstone for the new First Presbyterian Church this afternoon was largely attended. Follow ing the placing of the cornerstone in posi tion, addresses were delivered by the Rev. Freeley Rohrer, pastor of the church; the Rev. Henry Nice, pastor Presbyterian Church at Peru; the Rev. Frank O. Bal lard. Memorial Presbyterian Church, In dianapolis; H. M. Elliott, Judge Hiram Brownlee, Woodson Marshall, Judge H. J. Paulus, of Marion, the Rev. J. Cummlng Smith, of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. Indianapolis, and the Rev. Edward Y. Hill, pastor First Presbyterian Church, Logans port. W. C. T. C Conference. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE. Ind., June 17. The fifth con ference of the state board of superintend ents, organisers and lecturers of the In diana Wr. C. T. U. will convene in the Central Christian Church in Muncle to morrow for a three days' session. The organisers and lecturers to be present are Mrs. Hattle Wright Brand, chairman of organization. Indianapolis; Rev. Alice Ruth Palmer, Franklin; Mrs. Ada L. Squires, Terre Haute; Miss Ina Coggshall. loyal tempeiance organiser. El wood; Mrs. Elisa beth Stanley. Richmond; Rev. M. A. Tompkins, Elkhart. Will Be Dedicated on Sunday. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE. Ind., June 17. The First Chris tian Church, corner of North and Elm street?, which has been building for several months, will be dedicated on Sunday, June 24. The church is of brick and stone and was completed at a cost of $20.000. The dedicatory sermon will be preached by the Rev. T. M. McWhinney. D. D.. LL. D. Cable Notes. The whaling ship GJoa, with Captain Ammundsen magnetic uorth pole expe dition on board, has sailed from Christiania for King William Land, on the east coast of Greenland. The Swiss National Council, by a vote of 97 to 22, has granted a credit of $4.340.0u0 to arm the seventy-two batteries (of four guns each)' of the artillery with the new Krupp 7.5 centimeter pneumatic recoil guns and to provide SCO rounds of ammunition for each gun. Walter B. Harris, the traveler and author, who wua a member of Sir Arthur Nicol gon'i special llrltish embassy to the Sul tan of Morocco last yar. is a prisoner of the mountaineers at Zeenat. the headquar ters of the Bandit Relsuell. Moroccoan troops attacked the place Tuesday, burn ing many farms, but they did not succeed In rescuing Mr. Harris. In the county. s dead at his Irnmc nar ; health when is a part of the daily diet, because it is the most wholesome, nourishing, and delightfully delicious food in the world. Great, crisp, wheat flakes, flavored with pure maple syrup, and thoroughly steam cooked, and ready to eat, JVIapt-flake be comes an immediate and lasting family favorite, the most enjoyable food for old and young. A large package for 15c get the best HANDLE MEN IN SESSION THEY POOL INTERESTS AND MAY RAISE PRICES FOR NEXT YEAR. Millers I'rge Farmers to Use Better Seed Wheat Air Pump Company Formed OH Field Developments. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FORT WANYE, Ind., June 17.-Thls afternoon the representatives of all the handle factories In Ohio, Indiana and Michigan met in this city and formed a combination to fix prices for the coming season's trade. They practically control the handle output of the middle West and are heavy exporters. The Fcrt Wayne factory was represented by Mr. C. H. Windt, the manager of the local branch of the General Withington group of han dle factories which are scattered through Michigan and other States. There are also handle factory owners from New Haven, Indianapolis and Frankfort, Ind.; Columbus, Piqua, Toledo, Hicksville and Wapakoneta, O. The delegates state that there is no in dication that the prices will be generally advanced, but the general impression is that prices will be fixed for the coming year's business on an equitable basis. The factories, it is said, are all behind on their orders at present. MILLERS IN CONFERENCE. They I rge Farmers to Use Better Seed to Improve the Crop. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ANDERSON, Ind.. June 17. Representa tives of the Eastern Indiana Millers' As sociation held an important session in this city to-day. Thirty-two mills were repre sented In Wayne, Delaware. Henry. Rush, Grant, Hamilton, Tipton, Madison, Hancock and Randolph counties. Wheat from this part of the State has gone from No. 2 to No. 3 grade and the meeting to-day was to take steps to induce the farmers to awaken to the necessity of having their former rank restored by producing better wheat. It is alleged that fertilisation is de fective, rye is permitted to grow rank with the wheat and the chaff is not properly taken out. An effort will be made to induce th farmers to change the seed wheat now ! sown and take better care of the ground. Representatives oi a numoer oi me iarm- ers' clubs in tne aireereni counties were here and took a lively interest in the meet ing. COAL LEASES NEAR EVANSVILLE. Thousands of Acres Taken by Local Capitalists for Development. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. EVANSVILLE, Ind., June 17. Coal lease tds aggregating several thousand acres have been obtained around Evansville with in the last month by agents of Evansville capitalists. This is thought to be Identical with the projectors and stockholders of the new Evansville Railway, and the organiza tion of a mining company with a large capi tal is said to be a matter of a few weeks at most. A new belt road Is to circle the city, about four miles out, and its route is to be dotted with a number of new coal mines. It is said in business circles that the Illinois Central is interested in the project. Co-Operative Fuel Company. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. DECATUR, Ind., June. 17. A Decatur Coal and Fuel Company is being organized In this city fcr the purpose of buying a large amount of fuel during the summer for the consumption of the stockholders of the company the coming winter. The company will be composed of a large num ber of members and by purchasing a large amount of fuel at one time and also by buving it in the summer, much can be saved when the price advances in the cold months. It is believed the capital stock will be 110,000. Very Saccessful Hog Sale. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PERU, Ind., June 17. At the hog sale at Macy, ended to-night, which was conducted by Frank Fites, of Gilead, and Frank Grogg, of Roann, sales reported aggregated nearly $60,000. Ideal Perfection, a male, was offered at auction in tenth shares by Line Lukens, of Disco, and Rearhard & Ohmart, of Roann, who retained their interests. The total of the sales amounted to $15,800. Purchasers were J. F. Castleman. Roann; Kerlin Bros.. Rockrield; J. W. Hurst, Macy; Joseph Beck, Roann; Cotta & Jacobson, Kankakee. Ill ; H. M. Whisler, Logansport; Williamson Bros., Cynthiana, Ind., and Krank Fites, Gilead. Mahlon McNutt. of Roann. sold a half interest in his $8,000 Majestic Perfection to Williamson Bros, for $4,400. Telephone Company Formed. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. HUNTINGTON, Ind.. June 17. Home Telephone Company was incorporated here to-day with capital stock of $1,000 divided into fifty shares. The company will build lines in Huntington county. Eight men control the company, has privileges at War ren and part of the line constructed. Winter Quarter for a Show. Special to th' Indianapolis Journal. NORTH JUDSON. Ind.. June 17. Hof man Brothers, known as the Hofman Brewing Company, of Chicago, who have a large interest in the Cole Younger and Frank James show, have purchased a large tract of very valuable land near this place to be used as winter quarters for their show. R. L Blair, who is superintendent of their fsrm. has already begun work with a large for.e of men to nt up the 7 ZheBn FT will retain her rosy cheeks, bright eyes, pearly teeth, and robust good Iftapl - flake Insist on getting JVIapl-f lake. Do not accept a substitute. Your health demands the best; and only in JVTapl cereal food. HVQICMIC FOOD CO. BATTLE CR Elk, MICH. place, which Is well adapted for such a purpose. Large barns, sheds, fences and boarding houses are being erected and It is expected that the larger part of the Indian tribe with the show will stay 'at the quarters here. Gas Company to Be Organized. Special to trie Indianapolis Journal. NEW CASTLE, Ind., June 17.-C. S. Hernly is authority for the statement that a large company is about to be organized to furnish gas for New Castle. Anderson, Muncie and surrounding towns of size. The intention is to store natural gas in an Im mense reservoir to be pumped to the sur rounding towns, and when the natural gas gives out to manufacture gas. The capitali zation is to be about $1.000,000. AIR PIMP COMPANY FORMED. It Will Manufacture a Pnmp for Use In the Oil Field. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. DELPHI, Ind.. June 17. A stock company was organized this afternoon to manufac ture the Harris compressed air pump, which has been at work in the oil field two miles south of this city for the past six weeks. The stockholders are capitalists of Lafay ette and Delphi, and organized a companv with a capital of $260.000. The pump has given excellent service while being tested here and is thought to be the greatest in vention of the day for oil men. A well pro ducing ten barrels a day by ordinary pumps can be made to deliver from 100 to J00 bar rels a day with the use of one of these pumps. It makes a well resemble a flow ing well. The company controlling the oil field here was also reorganized and several new wells will be drilled at once. The company has two wells now giving from fifty to 150 bar rels a day each of the very finest lubricat ing oil. Bis Well West of Parker. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PARKER, Ind., June 17. Oil circles are again in a high state of excitement, due to the drilling in of a large producing oil well on the S. A. Wlngett lease by the Republic Iron and Steel Company this morning. It probably will produce three hundred barrels in the first twenty-four hours. The well Is located two and a half miles west of this city, in territory hereto fore undeveloped. Getting: Rich on Royalties. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MUNCIE. Ind., June 17.-Ephraim Cecil, a farmer half a mile east of Parker, to-day received from the Standard Oil Company a oneck for $2.133.88, the amount of royalities on the oil produced ou his farm during the first fifteen days of June. At this rate Cecil will receive over $4.000 per month, or approximately 50,000 per year. GENERAL INDIANA NEWS BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL OVER HOOSIERDOM. Boys Stop Traffic on an Electric Rail way Investigating Lafayette Rob beriesGlass Factory to Close. ANDERSON. Dr. E. M. Conrad, secreta ry of the Madison County Board of Health, reports that smallpox, which has been prevalent at Dundee and the eastern part of Pipe Creek township, has been brought under full control by the health officers. Ah cases known to have been exposed are under the strictest quarantine, and the cases down are convalescent. Su perintendent Mark Bobbins, of the polite department of the city, reports that the de partment made &61 arrests during the past year, secured eleven Jail convictions, re turned forty fugitives to other cities, cap tured eight runaways and returned six paroled prisoners to serve out their time. Stolen property to the value of $2,688.30 was recovered and returned. The department cost the city $14,454.03. SHELBY VILLE. Judge Morris last night continued the hearing of the injunction proceedings granted the Shelbyville Desk Company against twenty-ix men. The case is set for hearing next Saturday. John M. Ruddell, the tramp who turned a Big Four switch Just east of town on the morning of May 29, causing a Big Four passenger engine to run on a siding, crashing into several box cars, was found guilty of the charge, the Jury having been out fourteen and one-half hours. RudJ. II claims his home as Rising Sun. He will serve two to fourteen years in the Reform atory. HARTFORD CITY. Mischievous boys stopped traffic on the Muncle. Hartford & Fort Wayne interurban line Monday night for several hours, and charged a rail of the Panhandle road with electricity. At Jefferson street the Pennsylvania lines are carried over the interuroan line, and the trys attached a wire to the steel rail and dropped the loose end on one of the trolley wires below. This grounded the trolley current and the wire burned in two. bring ing to a standstill all traffic on the line. Several hours were lost before the cause was discovered and the damage repaired. HUNTINGTON Owing to the successful operation of the blanket remonstrance, the city of Warren, with a population of 6.000. has but a single saloon. There have been many others in the place, but the work of weeding them out has been carried ou per sistently and with success. Now a struggle is under way to prevent the granting of a license to John T. Crabb. the last remaining publican of Warren, and there is every prospect that the effort will be successful. RICHMOND. An effort will be mads to secure for this city the next meeting of the Indiana Commercial Teachers' Association. This association has been founded by the leading business educators of Indiana for the purpose of raising the standard of work, promoting a fraternal spirit among the teachers and securing a more uniform course of study in the business colleges. The first meeting was held recently at In dianapolis. JEFFERSONVILLE. - A new lodge of Masns. known as Henryvlllc Lodge. No. 651, F. and A. M.. was instituted at Henry - fUhc can you vlllc Tuesday night by Hon. S. S. Johnson, past grand master of Indiana, and Horace Dunbar and Joseph McKee, of this city. The officers are: M. C. Marbolt. W. M. ; John T. Alpha, senior warden; Joseph Small wood, Junior warden; Oeorge W. Metsger, treasurer; Ed L. Perrine, secretary; Her bert R. Hamacher. senior deacon; Oeorge W. Whitlach. Junior deacon; Oeorge Montgomery, tyler. CANNELTON. Governor Beckham, of Kentucky, has honored the requisition pa pers of Governor Durbln. of Indiana, for William Von Grundy. Hugh Osgood. Harry Riley and Robert Von Grundy. The men were removed from the Hawesville (Ky.) Jail to the Jail at this place Wednesday afternoon and will be given a preliminary hearing on Saturday. The are profes sional gamblers and came to this place some three weeks ago with the Hell Street fair Company. They ran a "shell game." NEW CASTLE. The Krell French Piano Company will furnish pianos for the Indiana building at the world's fair. Tbs County Commissioners have raised the wages of superintendents and teamsters on free gravel road work 6c per hour. Charles Weesner, a young New Castle man, working at the rolling mill, was struck by a falling timber and badly injured on the back, losing the entire use of one leg. TIPTON. The twelfth annual commence ment exercises of the St. Jose p i Academy of this city were held Wednesday night in St. John's Hall. The class address was de livered by M. T. Shlei. Following are the graduates: Mary Haggerty, Faie Hackle man, Ella Langan. William Curran, Mi chael Shiel, Garnett Dodds and lAwrenoa Shiel. The banquet of the Alumni Asso ciation will be held on Thursday. WABASH. Jesse Wiley, one of the lead ing residents of Lagro, narrowly escaped bleeding to death Tuesday night. He has a cancer on the cheek, and a blood vessel was eaten through and the blood gushed forth in a heavy stream. There was delay in getting a physician, but the blsod coag ulated and closed the aperture, or he could not have survived. He Is very weak, and it is not likely he will live long. LAPORTE. Ole Owen, of Laporte, grand son of the late Judge A. L. Oeborn, of ths Indiana Supreme Court, has been trans ferred from the London office of the United States Steel Corporation and mads resi dent manager of the office at Paris, France. The rapid rise in the world of young Owes is said to be due to the influence of John W. Gates, whose confidence the Laporte young man enjoys. TERRE HAUTE At a meeting of tho Indiana Coal Operators' Association Prof. E. 8. Parker, of the United States Geolog ical Survey, spoke in behalf of an exhibit of the Indiana coal industry at the St. Louis fair. A committee, consisting of A. M. Ogle, John K. Seifert, Hal McClellan. O. H. Richardson, Joseph Martin and Hugh Shlrkle. was appointed to Investigate ths subject. FORT WAYNE. The directors of th Hicks Gold and Silver Extracting Com pany have elected H. J. Horst man to fill out the unexpired term of the late Dr. Hicks; inventor of the devices. The com pany has ordered that a complete machin be sent to the gold fields of Dahlongga. Ga.. where there are limitless amounts of low grade ore, for the purpose of giving the machine a field test. CONNERSVILLE.-Whlle Preston H. Kensler. cashier of the Fayette National Bank, and his wife were driving in the country, Tuesday evening, the horse was frightened and swerved suddenly, upset ting the vehicle and throwing the occu pants violently to the ground, very ser iously injuring Mrs. Kensler. The buggy was wrecked. ENGLISH. The people of English are all astir over a well-developed case of smallpox in the family of H. W. Dodds. who arrived a few days ago from West Badn springs, where he "had been conducting a hotel. It is of a mild form, and the attending physician has quarantined the premises, and there Is but little danger of the spreading of the disease. LAFAYETTE. Chief Harrison and ths police force are investigating several rob beries committed in the city during tho present week. W. W. Kern, oi the Monon shops, was robbed of a gold watch. The home of L. B. Fowler, at Highland avenue and 8outh Ninth street, was entered and a considerable amount of property was taken. FORT WAYNE Alexander Johnson, of Fort Wayne, superintendent of the Indiana Home for Feeble-minded Youth, is among the experts who will take part in th ; gramme of- the Summer School of Philan thropy, conducted by the New York Charity Organisation Society. Mr. Johnson will speak on "Defectives and Their Care." EVANSVILLE. Gabe Brown, a negro, on Wednesday pleaded guilty of setting fire to the McCutchon lumber yards last March and was given an indeterminate sentence in the Reformatory at Jeffersonville. When he was arrested some time ago Brown said he was hired to fire the lumber yard by A. J. Perry, formerly prominent here. MUNCIE. Both factories of Ball Broth ers' Glass Manufacturing Company will close on July 1 fr the two months' sum mer vacation. The output of the factory has been sufficient to supply the demand during the past season, which has been tho most successful since the immense fac tory was started. EL WOOD The Joint commencement of the graded schools of Boone and Duck creek townships was hell at the Concordia Church, five miles northeast of El wood. Tuesday night. The address was by W. S. Ellis, of Anderson, former county su perintendent of schools. There were seven graduates. HUNTINGTON Frank Jones. alias Frank Gllh-n. of Piqua. O.. pleaded guilty to petit larceny and was sentenced to the prison north to serve ona to three years, fined $100 and disfranchised. He was caught in a Wells-Fargo Express car and later confessed to the prosecutor. LAPEL. C. W. Wright is preparing to put a nickel-plating establishment In run ning order here. He has an order for manu facturing 25.UU0 more of the Ralya putty knives. Pendleton Lodge, I. O. O. F . will come here on Thursday and or ganise a lodge. JONESBORO The Insulated rubber and wire works of Jon es bo ro have been closed for a few days on account of lack of gas to run the plant. It will resume opera tions again as soon as sufficient coal ar rives. It is one of the principal Industries of Jonesboro. ALEXANDRIA William Etchlson. of Dundee, six miles west, suddenly becsms violently Insane Tuesday and tried to kill and later to bury himself. He was de clared insane and will be returned to the asylum, where he was live years ago. He Is a fsrmer and has a family. DECATUR- The City Council has 1st the contract for one and a quarter miles of brick pavement to E. Woods A Coa pany and Cal Miller, of this city.