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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1908.
I F. WEBBER ON STAND IG FOl K OMl TOR TELLS OP DIS 1'OMTION OF TICKETS. jOHeph R- Smith. Vandnlia Chief 1 lerk. Testifies to the Forgery of nn Annul Pnaa. The case of the Railway Ticket Protec- t . al . -a m i , ourt-au ...c ur,B awu blessing ticket agencies Is still hanging Igre before Judge Whallon, of the City P uurt. r J F Webber who is em- luctor j. t. wtDDer. wno is em- . bf the Big Four Railroad on the gt Louis division, was placed on the wit- P '"da- and test.- Ifled as to his cancellation marks on sev- ral tickets being obliterated, plugged and 1- i kn nna.A A T . . TT": 1 1 jjsnus unu me loie ui Junius riuicy, who i was his baggageman. Flnley Is one of the defendants in the case, and It is claimed that through him the brokers were able to secure quantities of railroad tickets after they had been honored by Conductor Web ber. Mr. Webber testified that it was his custom to turn the tickets in his posses sion over to Finley, who in turn was sup posed to assort them and mail them to F. M. Brine, the ticket accountant of the Big Four Railroad, in Cincinnati. He is said to have been a tool of the brokers and acted as their agent in securing the tickfts with which they are alleged to have defrauded the railroads. A. L. Mason, passenger brakeman under LUiiuuiiu tlh:, nas yiaueu uu ine öianu I and stated that he had on several occa- Hi.inn carried the tickets from the train to b tsrgagcman. but so far as he knew, had n-vt-r lost or mislaid any of them. He said that the baggageman kept the tickets i cigar box in his office until the time whn he assorted them and mailed them to the ticket accountant, and said that It would have been possible for Flnley to have secured a number of the tickets each day without detection. AX IMPORTANT WITNESS. The most Important witness of the day was Joseph Smith, chief clerk In the gen- eral offices of the Vandalia Railroad, who testified positively as to the forgery of an annual pass over the Vandalia lines good in Indiana and Illinois. According to Mr. Smith's testimony, no passes could have been issued without his knowledge and approved and he ln person attended to the issuing of such passes as were anc- tion.-d y the railroad authorities. Mr. Ith stated that he had issued an annual pass to one of the constituents of the rail- id, good only over the Vandalia lines ln the Suite of Indiana during the year 1903. Mr ! uncan, attorney for the prosecution, pre a ted in evidence a pass said to have l). er purchased from the Meyberg agency. t-nti ling Hon. W. H. Richardson to free transports t ion over all lines of the Van- !a!ia system In Indiana and Illinois, and Ked Mr. Smith if he had ever issued such 1 Mr. Smith stated that he had i said the pass was the one he had to another party and the name had 't en changed to read W. H. Richard- asa instead of Hendricks, as it had origJr.ally been written, and the number of the j. ass had been changed from 104 to 404. I also stated that the pass originally entitled the owner to passage in the State of Indiana only, while In its altered state it "title, the holder to free passage in tne state or Illinois as well as In Indl- I ana. The work on the pass is said to have been roughly done and could be detected by careful examination. J. F. Knlpe. an Indianapolis young man. t..tined that he had bought a ticket from Indianapolis to St. Louis over the Big Four road from the Messing agency, but turned it over to the detectives on request. The ticket, it is claimed, was changed, the punch marks having been plugged and the conductor's marks entirely obliterated. GERBER TESTIFIES. Captain Gerber, of the city detective de partment, testified that he found the forged pass in the Meyberg office at the time of the raid made on the scalpers some days ago, and stated that it had not been altered or changed in any way since It came into his possession. PV. . I. J .J 111 - A A A me utiense, n is aaiu, win attempt to prove that it might have been possible for I? Person not connected with the brok- erage offices to have secured the tickets from the railroad employes and after plugging them and making alterations, sold them to the unsuspecting brokers, ho in turn placed them on the market, not knowing that the tickets had been chang. d in any respect. Mir i)linctn 8Saled, ,aatK, nlht ,that .5e had no doubt of being able to turn the defendant brokers over to the grand Jury. but the evidence in the case would proba- bly take a week or more of the court's time The court adjourned at 5 o clock until 2 o clock this afternoon, when the I hearing will be continued. I Ticket Brokers Enjoined. I ST. LOUIS, June 17. Thirty-seven injunc- t n suits against St. Louis ticket brokers were died ln the Circuit Court late to-day ty the trunk lines entering St. Louis. The object of the railroads is to prevent the sale of nontransferable tickets, and the com panies have in mind especially the excur q tickets that were sold to visitors to satngerfest. The railroad companies Jiiirg the suits were the Chicago & Alton, the St. Louis & Sa.n Francisco, the Burling t the Missouri Pacific and the St. Louis, iron Mountain & Southern. Scalpers Sentenced. I HARRIBBTJRG. Pa.. June 17. Abel Cohen Ban Harry Katz. a clothier's clerk, who , . , . . , , pleaded guilty last Friday to scalping 1. nnsylvania tickets, were sentenced to-day by Judge Weiss. Cohen was ordered to pay a fine of $400 and the costs, and Katz was directed to pay a fine of $50 and costs. In View of the defendants pleading guiltv, Judge Weiss said he would not sentence them tu nrison CITY NEWS NOTES. Mr. R. Kirschbaum will leave for New York to-morrow and sail on the Celtic, June 26. for an extended trip abroad. Newton Booth Tarkington. who has been 111 ith typhoid fever, sat up at a window -terday, but has not yet ventured down Hairs BS new sanitarium to be erected by Dr. B. Fletcher at East Market street and Highland avenue will cost about 150.000. It will be ready for occupancy about Oct. 1. Simon Yandes, who was taken ill with v tigo at Wabash College, is in good health aaain. He explained that he fre- quently has such attacks but they are AT THE gerMaN HOUSE. I serious. He is nearly eighty-eight . s old. j a night the visiting physicians and Mrs. Ona B. Talbot will go to New York their wives and the members of the local to-morrow, where she will see a number profession were entertained at a band con of musical managers about engagements d ,moker in the garden at the Ger- 1 r next season. She contemplates giving ceri concerts next year in the Claypool Hotel man House. assembly hall. To-day's programme includes papers by The Physio-Medical College has been pr E. C. Falrbrother, East St. Louis; Dr. e warded the body of William Jackson, who - M Warren. Sioux City. Ia.; Dr. George was hanged last Friday morning with Ora J 1, . ' . m. - ' . C'openhaver. Jackson killed Allen Blanken- Ross, Richmond. Va.. Dr. Vtarren H. Uul- ehip at Evansvllle and no one appeared to ten St Louis; Dr. Joseph R. Eastman. Tn- claim the body. dlanapolis; Dr. J. M. Ristine. Cedar Rapids. The office of George T. Sullivan, in the la.; Dr. Emory Lanpheer. St. Louis and Stevenson building, was dosed yesterday. Dr. A. F Mc ety. Toledo o. The subject raid was made on the Chicago office of "Sprains" will be dlKUfeed I in all its ie time ago and the books and bank various phases by Dr.D. Fain hi Id .Cn B mat attached. All accounts of the local ton. Ia.; Dr Janus H Ford Indianapolis. - were settled before it was closed. Dr. A. L Bouffleur, St. Louis, Dr. J. R. .. . .. ... urtii-hriish. Rock Island, 111., and Dr. lhe idea or going to fionna to pick nome. however, after getting some thirty mies irom tne city. The weather yesterday was hardly warm enough to cause an awning to catch on fire, but nevertheless one at the Fits- gerald building did and it aroused much cuemeni. now u caugnt is not Known, For several minutes there was a force of Ir.nitors doing all sorts of "stunts" with buckets and soon the fire was extinguished. Word ha. been received from Lütle Den- ker, thirteen years old. who left her home at 22 Dawson street about two weeks ago. Bbe went to Franklin, where she assumed the uame of Eleanor Buchanan and told itory about being abused by her auat. i was staying with Mrs. Aquilin Mathe granges was reaponsime tor alter ana ö Merrill Ricketts. i f Cincinnati, will John Harrington leaving the home of their xlüir an illustrated lecture on "Surgery uncle. Thomas J. Harrington, of (16 North f Heart and Lungs." New Jersev street. They have returned of. -ne " .v... in nf tianrlfinpo at thp rnn- t?,-. t01 taking her departure stole a pur. containing 60. since then she has not been heard from. rT?ify the nny-flrt anniversary of the birthday of Mrs. KlUa French. Her husband wan Lewis Fr-r.rh and thev cam. to this city in 1877. He lived to be ninety four years old. They were active mem bers of the Edwin Ray M. E. Church and .Jbu8y Hf Mr French now lives with her grandson. E. R. French, at 2424 Southeastern avenue. A large number of mends paid her a visit and offered con gratulations. i.'.eSly Biddinger. 2116 Bellefontaine street, wnile riding on a bicycle Tuesday afternoon, was struck by an automobile, which was going at a high rate of speed, on Massa chusetts avenue near Delaware street. BM dinger's wheel was ruined and he was more or less bruised as a result of the collision. 1 1 1 1 t li' a m n h n Ä a. i . . . "wo auir IU iKl it f H v TO n n7TlP The occupants of the automobile did not stop to ascertain the result of their reck- 1ss drivin and their identity is not known. The casing exercises of St. Agnes Acad- ?m,y W.ere held ln the anibly hall and the following programme rendered: Essay by Miss Hovey; "Merry Wives of Windsor." ?)'erAue for two Planos. hy Mrs. A. Price. tSSiLnTytJ, Miss Catherine Broden; duet by Miss Nellie ?an J?nd I1'8 Broden (accompaniment by ( n I ' 1 I 1 .. 1 ' ina ngnca r. uernarui. j HA VINO FUN WITH IfFAPH " MlTM 1 Uli "1111 1 L.ALI I LOG8DOVS LEISIRELY LABORS DIS TRESSING TO THE DICTATOR. The New Precinct Ordinnnce Will Not Be Finally Passed on Before the Second Week in July. . "T a Dln made 8lWly by uwin D. Logsdon. chairman of the Re- publican city committee, in rearranging the nrecinct hnunrtaHo i..0in- Precmc boundaries is distressing to one James Leroy Reach, chairman of the Pemo- cratlc city committee. While etiquette mmnai. v, tn - - . . . , compels hlm to remain In the background, he has sending friends to Logsdon s office in the De Soto building to find out how long it is going to take Logsdon to get through. The word brought back to Keach has not made him feel any happier, It will be several days, probably not until Saturday, before the new precinct boundar- ies are all determined, the descriptions written out and the ordinance drawn for presentation to Council. Then a special meeting of Council will have to be called for the purpose of introducing the meas- ure and at least another meeting will häve to be had to get it passed. A number of changes will be made in the original draft of the ordinance and it will take time to make these changes. Altogether, it Is 1m- probable that the precinct ordinance will be finally passed on before the second week in July. Keach is saying that Logsdon is purpose- ly delaying completion of the ordinance in order to embarrass him In making the call for the Democratic city convention. While Logsdon has not replied, the fact remains that the job he is occupied in is a monu- mental one involving a vast deal of tedious work. All is fair In politics and Logsdon may not be overworking himself to give Keach a chance to hold his convention early, but the job is difficult enough in itself to take a good deal of time. But Logsdon is having a lot of fun with St. James while shaping his task, Keach says he will wait until the ordinance is drawn and passed on before announcing the date or tne convention MANY RAILWAY SURGEONS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OINS ITS SESSIONS. BE- Attendance Cnt Down by the Report of Crowded Hotels German House Entertainment. Tne attendance on the opening day of thA nixt(nth annual convention of the International Association of Railway Sur- . . . "IT geons did not reach the expectations of the local committees, but the registration last eyenlng waa jn excess of 150 and it . " Z " . . M .. . ,s expected that fully twice that number of members will arrive this forenoon. The big meeting of Woodmen here this week , , - 1 " 18 interfering with the attendance of the physicians, as It has been extensively adver- tlsed over the country that Indianapolis is 4 m . ' A , 1UiI lu v"'" " uwuucio ui that order and many physicians who would otherwise have come for their convention riitn tho mmmlttP on rrnn. ments that they had decided at the last moment to stay at home because of fears that they would not be able to secure hotel accommodations. WELCOMED BY MAYOR. The convention was opened at 10:30 o'clock yesterday forenoon at the German House with an address of welcome by Mayor C. A. Bookwalter. President W. A. McCand ess. of St. Louis, responded, and then de livered his annual address, in which he reviewed the objects of the association, first of which is the education of surgeons employed in railroad work in the methods to be employed in the care of persons in- lured in wrecks and other railroad accl- dent8. He spoke of the prompt and dis- criminating service required of the local railroad surgeon In the first care of the injured, and of the necessity of carrying on every train siretcners iur uiuung me wounded and materials for the treatment of their injuries. He called especial at- tentlon to the Importance of the proper Ililnlkilll'Jil UL l ai o natu v. uo. v. uioin- . t:mt to nrevent the spread of con- aelous diseases The reports of the secretary and treas- urer and of the standing committees were received and nominating and judiciary committees were appointed. After the transaction of miscellaneous business the reading and discussion or papers were taken up. The papers presented were on technical subjects by Dr. D. S. Fairchild, Clinton, la Dr. Joseph White. Richmond, Va. ; Dr. D S Booth. St. Louis, and Dr. A. L Bouf lleur. Chicago. Dr. Carl E. Black, of Jack sonville. 111., was on yesterday's pro ramme, but he was called away to attend a lawsuit in which his company is engaged .hnrtiv after his arrival in the city. """Q "Thnrn. Toledo. O. In the evening ..vrl of the most Drominent ohy-Viiians In the country. One of the striking figures is Dr. W. C. P. Brock, of Richmond. Va., who was a member of the edieal staff of General Robert E. Lee. commander-in-chief of tne Confederate i . nrini rm. i r v - - m i forces during m I imtiared While Looping the Loop, ' , , . . J w Ray Steens was painful injured about th head and face while looping the loop roller skates at the Cyciorama yester- 00 -IT . n- ton mttmr m kino- , day Kf ' H& .TnÄ Ja! turn wj; laatni-hL I loop aaln last nunt. IUI Bit .vv a..- - MORALS AND PATROL BOX NEW l KSTION IP FOR DISCUSSION BEFORE SAFETY BOARD. .Vtneteenth-Street Residents Sny De vice Exert Wonderful Moral Effect on Neighborhoods City Affairs. What is the moral effect on a community of a police patrol box? That is the question the members of the Board of Public Safe ty pondered long and deeply over at their meeting yesterday afternoon. Chairman Keller and Mr. Schoppenhorst fidgeted- in their chairs, anxious to catch a car for the ball game. Mr. Bryaon didn't care for baseball yesterday and entered fully, com prehensively, philosophically and eloquent ly into a discussion of all phases of the question. Chief Coots and Superintendent Taffe listened to the exposition of the moral effect of a patrol box with admiration. The rather unusual matter came up be cause of a request made by Nineteenth street residents to have replaced a patrol box which Superintendent Taffe had de cided was not necessary and had ordered removed. The residents protested and in formed the board that "the moral effect of the patrol box on the community had been such that its presence is absolutely indis pensable." The neighborhood in question is not the most orderly one, but the mem bers of the board could not figure how a mere box without a policeman could be of much service In preserving the peace and amity of a neighborhood. Finally Mr. Bry son solved the question by saying that po licemen had to make visits to the boxes every hour to send in their reports to head quarters; so that once every hour there are big bluecoats on every street corner where there Is a box. The certain presence of policemen at regular intervals, short sep arated in time, is bound, he said, to keep loafers away and to prevent acts of row dyism or worse. The board heeded the request and or dered the superintendent to put in a new box. OLD CREOSOTE FIGHT. Terre Hante Company Wants Specifi cations Broadened. Representatives of wooden block and creosote companies were before the Board of Public Works yesterday to urge the board to broaden the specifications for wooden block pavements. The Terre Haute Creosote Company wants to get a part of the work, and a representative of the company made a bid. H. C. Adams, of this city, spoke for Mr. Cooper and the Terre Haute people and urged the merits of paving oil manufactured by the Terre Haute Creosote Company. As soon as other wooden block men heard that the Terre Haute agent was before the board there was a rush to defend their own makes of oil. The specifications provide that "heavy creosote oil of the grade known as kreodone paving oil." be used. Mr. Cooper, in submitting his bid, wants the board to let down the bars and give his material a chance. Clarence Kenyon, of the Hoosler Construction Company, said that if the board decided to take "hand- me-down stuff, he was prepared to bid on a cheaper grade of oil. Some time was spent by the men before the board arguing as to the efficiency of their oils. The bids were as follows: A. W. Van Hafften, stone curb, block treated with Class A oil, $5.09; cement. $5; same bidder, stone curD, with kreodone ln wooden blocks, $5.4, and cement curb. $5.64. Clarence Kenyon, stratified curb and kreodone. 15.60; cement curb and kreo done, $5.44. J. K. Cooper's bid, stratified curb and creoline paving oil," Class A, $5.49; oolitic curb, $5.43; cement curb, $5.31; combined curb and gutter, $5.24; with Class B oil he offered the same prices as with Class A. They were submitted to the city engineer, who will probably have the oil analyzed by tne chemist. WEAPON OF RIDICULE. W. F. Moore Says People and Papers Are I'slng It on Him. Wm. F. Moore thinks an attempt is being made to injure him by that most effective weapon, ridicule. Yesterday he sent out a circular letter urging Democrats to support him. The letter follows: "You may not be aware of it, hence I take this opportunity to present a fact that every Democrat should weigh carefully at this time. You will grant that the principle of the great Democratic party is of more importance than a petty office. "The candidate named by the Democratic convention will be elected, but there are three men and two newspapers with large influence that at this very moment have de signs upon the party with a view to the campaign for President in 1904; these are now engaged ln a systematic effort to smother my candidacy with the most des picable weapon that of ridicule. I will leave It to you If my standing in this com munity justifies the use of such a nasty method. "These men and newspapers in the past have been the party's bitterest enemies, and for that reason should not at this time be allowed to name the candidate for mayor on our ticket, for it would simply be forti fying them with a weapon which, be as sured, would be used against us in the most trying hour of the party's need. Such op position, then, I hold, should entitle me to the support of every right-thinking Demo crat." Moore says he is going. to wage an active campaign and he is certain of success. BOARD OF WORKS ROUTINE. BIDS RECEIVED. Wooden block roadway and curb in Ashland avenue, from Twenty-third ttreet to Twenty eighth street: A. W. Van Haften, stone curb, creosote block, "A" $8.09; cement curb, creosote A" blocks. $3. J. K. Copper & Co.. stratified limestone curb. $5.49; oolitic curb, $5 43; cement curb, 6x24 inches. $6.11; combined curb and gut ter, $5.S4. Hoosler Construction Company, strati fled curb and kreodone blocks, $5.60; combined curb and gutters and kreodone oil. $5.44. A. u Van Haften, stone curb, specification blocks. 5.74; cement curb, specification blocks, $5.64. Gravel roadway and curb in Larch street, from Eleventh street to Twelfth street: Francis if. Lackey. $1.79. Indianapolis Construction Com pany, $1.61. Cement walks and gravel roadway in Florence street, from Michigan street to 705.90 feet north: Indianapolis Construction Company, oolitic surb. $2 39. Allen Caylor, $2.54. D. H. Fatout, ce ment curb. $1.42; oolitic curb, $3 37. Gravel roadway, cement walks and curb, ln Helm street, from Michigan street to 705.30 feet north: Indianapolis Construction Company, oolitic curb. $2.59. Allen Caylor, $2.83. D. H. Fatout. cement curb, $2.S5; oolitic curb, $2.80. AH bids referred to the engineer. Cement walks and curb in Highland avenue, east side, from Marlowe avenue to New York street: No bids. FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLLS APPROVED. Local sewer ln Highland place, from Twenty first street to a point twenty-five feet south of Marlette drive. M. E. Lughlln, contractor. Vacation cf Kentucky avenue, from Kentucky avenue to the original line of Kentucky avenue. PRIMARY ASSESSMENT ROLLS APPROVED. Gravel roadway in the first alley west of Cen tral avenue, from Twenty-fourth street to Twen-ty-nfth street. Main sewer In Holmes avenue, from 367 feet north of Michigan street to Calvelage street. Cement walks, next to property line, ln Nine teenth street, from Senate avenue to Highland place. Gertrade Worttt Testifies. Gertrude Worth, the thirteen-year-old girl who it Is said was grossly insulted by Eugene Burke, the colored man who was shot and killed several days ago by Meade Darr, testified in the coroner's office yester day afternoon. She stated that he grabbed her by the arm and Attempted to lure her away from her home and that she told him to mind his own business. Cecil Horton, she said, told her to go with Burke, stating that the gang of boys would follow them and fix the colored man. Horton is held at the county Jail as an accomplice of Barr, who admits doing the shooting. Well-Known Paris Editor. M. Andre Cheradame, a well-known edi tor and publisher of France, who has been in the city as the guest of Professor Du Bois, left last evening for St. Louis. He is one of the editors of L'Bclair. an Important journal of Paris. He is a recognised au thority on international questions. He is making a tour of the world, and before go ing home will visit China. India and other Eastern countries. He said ia connection with the trouble in Servia that he did not think it would materially affect the affairs of Europe. SHE GOT IN HEB W0BK. Woman with Whom Olmstend Talked "Touched" Him for 50. J. B. Olmstead, 110 West Rural street, reported to the police last night that two white women w;th whom he was talking on North Illinois street, between Ohio and New York, about 11 o'clock, stole $50 from him. He says that he was talking with the women and happened to think of the $300 which was in his hin pocket. Just then he felt some one feeling in this pocket and caught one of the women with her hand on the money. 8he only succeeded in getting away with fifty dollars. Olmstead says he gave them a hard tussel. The women went north and threatened to kill hl:n if he followed, so he asked the aid of the police. He had never seen them be fore. Bicycle Policemen Trimpe and Lowe were put to work on the case. MEET LINEMEN TO-DAY CENTRAL. I ION AND EMPLOYES MAY SETTLE DIFFICULTY. This Mach Ascertained by Labor Com missioner McCormack Bedford Quarry Strike. Labor Commissioner McCormlck Is hope ful of an early settlement of the difficulties existing between the striking linemen and the two telephone companies of the city. The labor commissioner met the linemen yesterday afternoon for the purpose of hearing their side of the trouble. At the opening of the conference the commissioner was Informed that the management of the Central Union company had arranged for a meeting with its striking employes at 10 o'clock to-day. It is the policy of the labor commission to allow employers and their men to s ttle their own differences as far as possible, and when it was announced that the Central Union company would meet its men Mr. McCormack deemed it wise to await thu outcome of this conference be fore taking a hand in the matter. He said last night that it looked as if a settlement might be the result of the meeting to-day. The employes of the New Telephone Com pany Informed the commissioner that this company had declined to meet them. The striking linemen explained to the labor commissioner that they are demanding $2.75, which, they say, is the price paid by all the electrical companies of the city who employ linemen. The telephone companies have been paying $2.50 a day. The labor commissioner will not return to Bedford until he is notified that his serv ices are required again. He has an accum ulation of business on his desk, and when he left Bedford conditions were favorable toward a settlement. All of the organiza tions that were on strike except one have settled their differences with the operators. The quarrymen, plainermen and sawyers were all out at one time, but the two for mer organizations have reached an agree ment. The sawyers alone stand out now. Mr. McCormack thinks they will adjust their troubles soon and the quarries will again be supplying stone. Work in Indian apolis, St. Louis. Chicago and New York has been held up on account of this strike. "A "wrong impression has gone out about these Bedford strikers," remarked the labor commissioner. "I have spent a good deal of time with them lately, and I have never found a better disposed set of men. They are orderly and quiet, and the fact that Bedford, a town of 10,000 people, has only two policemen, one for day work and the other a night man, is surely an indication that there Is not much lawlessness ln the locality. A large per cent, of these people own their own homes." Bonffht by Henry J. Hnder. Sloan's drug store, on Washington street, was sold yesterday to Henry J. Huder, who owns a store at Washington and Pennsylvania streets, in the Odd Fellows' building. The old building will be entirely remodeled and the floor lowered to the sidewalk. George B. Sloan will continue in the drug business at the Denison House store. The Washington-street store was established by his father, the late George W. Sloan, over forty years ago. Albert Lev I Rearrested. Albert Lewis, who has been ln jail since being arrested several weeks ago on a charge of attempting to burglarize the resi dence of Elmer Stevenson, 2002 North New Jersey street, was released yesterday after noon and rearrested on a burglary charge by Detectives Holtz and Bray. It Is said the detectives have positive evidence of Lewis's connection with a number of bur glaries committed recently In the neigh borhood where he was employed. A. C. Havens Recovering. A. C. Havens, the striking lineman who was shot Tuesday afternoon, is reported as not being badly hurt, and it is said he will be able to appear In court against George H. Deane, the nonunion lineman, who did the shooting. Deane claims his action was in self-defense and says he will be able to prove that he was attacked by three of the union linemen and that the shooting was justifiable. Indiana's Glass Exhibit. Secretary Alexander, of the St. Louis World's Fair Commission, is in correspond ence with Milan H. Hulbert, chief of the department of manufactures at St. Louis, In regard to the project of buildiug a glass factory at St. Louis, to be a part of In diana's exhibit. Mr. Hulbert expresses much interest in the project and asked that all details be furnished him. Mauer Caused Trouble. William Mauer, employed at the City Hos pital as an orderly, became Intoxicated last night and caused a good deal of trouble by demanding $4 which he claimed Dr. Jobes owed him. The bicyclemen were called and Mauer declared he would not leave the place without his money. When the patrol wagon arrived he was taken without trouble. TIPPLING IN NEW ORLEANS. Lots of Sweetness and Orla-inallty la the Creole Town's Mixtures. Chicago Post. Once upon a time there was a gentle, sad-eyed stranger who started out to do New Orleans bibulously. This beginning has the suggestion of one of Mr. Ade's Illustrative fables, but it is an o'er true tale. The gentle stranger had begun the day with two cups of a native beverage known as dripped coffee, and he felt the need of a counter irritant; so he stepped blithely in and took unto and into himself a sazerac cocktail. Then he took another, and lo. he was organized. The sazerac cocktail bears the same relation to other cocktails which the lion sustains to the sportive and Innocent lamb. Its ingredi ents are mystery, but there is no un certainty as to Its results, and it is warranted to produce a carnival which renders lustreless the pyrotechnical display of Shrove Tuesday. Having reduced himself to a condition bordering on utter irresponsibility through the fleice recklessness aforesaid, the stranger rested for a few minutes and then applied himself to a fizz. The New Orleans gin fizz Is a sirenlike composition and Is commonly designated in the feminine gender. Relatively it is harmless, as It Is enticing, and it Is much sought after bv ladies from the North whose distinguishing emblem is not a wnite ribbon. I do not know how many would constitute a safe sufficiency, but their delicacy and mild ness -would suggest the experience of the German fellow citizen who admitted that he drank sixty or seventy glasses of beer a day without injury, but could not tell how It would be "if a man should make a hog of himself. Confining himself to the indigenous prod ucts. th- stranger next applied his energies to a mint julep, wow. like the gin fizz, the New Orleans julep is immensely superior to its Northern sister. As time is never very pressing ln this agreeable locality, the courteous bartender devotes five or ten minutes to the proper preparation of this soothing mixture, and when he has finished he presents to the enraptured gaze some thing which strongly suggests in its general make-up one of Mm. Whafs-Her ISame'i very beat Easier confections, it Hj LvcrvboJy jK More l H For The Every Day H I B jjl ME I seems, indeed, a pity to destroy the symmetry and grace of this noble structure, but this is the stranger's busy day, and Is he not Investigating the re sources and peculiar charms of the sunny South? The julep Joins its fellows. In the regular order of business it Is now time for the absinthe anisette, and again the stranger is called on to marvel at the possibilities of human skill and patience. In the North a person takes absinthe very much as a child takes paregoric; indeed, paregoric is preferable, though the taste is similar. But in New Orleans one begins to understand how the absinthe habit is easily acquired, and how the devil, who can take many pleasing shapes, puts himself into the pale green liquid which brings an ecstatic shutting of the eyes and a blissful moistening of the throa Hence I was not surprised when I askeu an old inhabitant the precise absinthe hour to have him re ply, "Any old hour." The native will tell you that the day's ex periments are not complete without a rou- ngnac, and by this time you are ready for any reasonable suggestion In the way of acquired knowledge. But the roufignac is the first and only distinct disappointment. It seems to be merely an old-fashioned whisky toddy, with aboi t 60 per cent, of a sickening syrup. They ell me that some years ago New Orleans was graced by the presence of a gentleman of the name of Roufignac. I don't recall who he was or what he did, but it appears that when he died he bequeathed to his country the bev erage which bears his n ime, and departed full of glory and veneration. Personally, I cannot see that he Is entitled to anything save execration, but possibly I am preju diced. After taking a roufignac, in addition to other troubles, it might be w-dl to consult a reputable physician, but if you will listen to the advice of a fine old Southern gentle man to whom I once put the Inquiry as to his opinion of the virtues of straight whisky, you will save a doctors fee. "When you have taken a little mo' on bo'd than the law allows, you will find straight whisky an excellent thing- to sober up on." So here you have it an expert opinion from an artist. How do you feel after you have done New Orleans from the point of view of what the society editors call "a well-known club man?" Well, the experimenting stranger will tell you that you will feel as If you had swallowed three pounds of chocolate creams. The principal ingredient of New Orleans drinks is sugar, which, perhaps. Is not surprising, considering the proximity of the sugar coast. FOREIGN MARRIAGE LAWS. Regulations of Divorce and Matri mony in France and Germany. London Chronicle. A paper was presented to Parliament In 1894 containing returns in which an outline was given of the marriage laws prevailing in foreign countries, especially the ages at which marriage could be contracted, the laws of prohibition, the hours in which the ceremony could be performed and the fees charged. Returns showing the state of the law on divorce In the various countries, especially the grounds on which divorce could be obtained, and the cost, were also Included ln the correspondence. In June, 1902, Lord Lansdowne wrote a circular let ter to his Majesty's representatives abroad, ln which he requested that they would fur nish him with a report in a form suitable for presentation to Parliament, showing in what. If at all, the marriage laws and law of divorce in the various countries to which they were accredited had been amended since 1894. These reports have now been officially published, and show that some Interesting changes have been effected In the two branches of law, though the great majority of our representatives state that no amendments have been made in the statutes of the countries to which they are accredited. It is the simplest course to deal with the various states in which the laws have been altered ln the alphabatlcal order in which they are ar ranged in the correspondence. In Belgium considerable amendments were made in the marriage laws by a new law in 1896. which cheapened and simplified the formalities preliminary to marriage. A similar policy was pursued ln France in the same year, and the position which marriage occupies in that country as a family institution is well exemplified by the modification introduced into Article 151 of the civil code: "Where the children of a family have at tained the majority fixed by Act 148 they must, previously to contracting marriage, request an instrument couched in respect ful and formal terms the advice of their father and mother, or that of their grand fathers and grandmothers, when their father and mother are dead, or incapable of manifesting their will." In Germany the imperial law of 1873, which regulated personal status and mar riage throughout the whole German em pire, has been embodied, with modifica tions, in the civil code, which came Into force on Jan. 1, 1900. The marriage of English women in foreign countries has re cently been the subject of discussion, and it is interesting to observe that, under the civil code, English subjects domiciled in Germany are subject to German marriage laws, while English subjects npt domiciled in Germany are subject to Knglish law. But the most sweeping change has taken place ln the German law of divorce. The la-s of the separate states have been an nulled, and the principles regulating the divorce law for the whole empire are now contained in the civil code. At the same time the reasons for divorce have been largely altered, and may be profitable com pared with the narrow limits of our own divorce laws. The new German law rec ognizes not only divorce, but separation, which has all the effects of a divorce, the separated parties, however, not being al lowed to contract a new marriage, and be ing able at any time to resume their con jugal relations. The following are the stat utory reaso.is for divorce: L Adultery, equivalent to which are con sidered unnatural vices and illicit inter course of any kind. In the case of adultery the guilty parties may be imprisoned on the application of the innocent party. 2. Endangering of life, when one of the married pair seeks to destroy the life of the other. 3. Desertion in certain circumstances. 4. Insanity, which must have existed for three years and be pronounced incurable. 6. Finally, a plea for divorce can be found when one or other of the party grossly neglects his or her duties against the other, or leads such an immoral or dishonorable life as entirely destroys the conjugal relations. The plea of "insupera ble aversion." formerly allowed in Prussia. Is no longer permissible under the civil code. An extension of the grounds for divorce has occurred In Norway, where, by the criminal law amendment act of IMS, either party an apply for a divorce if the other has been sentenced to Imprisonment ex ceeding six years, or to a period of uncer tain duration, or to imprisonment exceed ing three months for any crime committed against the petitioner, or for any act by which his or her life has been deliberately endangered, or, finally, sentenced to any imprisonment for crimes of an outrageous or unnatural character. By the prescrip tions of the same law husband or wife can apply for divorce if either has been sen tenced for vagrancy, intemperance or other ill-conduct. A WORD TO FISHERMEN. Remarks to Men w ho Fish In a "Fair, w ell-Bred and Reasonable Way." Grover Cleveland, in the Independent. Those of us who fish in a fair, well-bred and reasonable way, for the purpose of recreation and as a means of increasing the table pleasures of ourselves or our friends, may well regret the apparently unalterable decree which gives to all those who fish, under the spur of any motive good, bad or indifferent the name of fish ermen. We certainly have nothing in com mon with those who fish for a livelihood, unless it be a desire to catch fish. We have, in point of fact, no closer rela tionship than this with the murderously in clined, whose only motive in fishing is to make large catches, and whose sole pleas ure in the pursuit is the gratification of a greedy propensity. Nevertheless we, and those with whom we have so little sym pathy, are by a sort of unavoidable law of gravitation classed together ln the samt fraternity, and called fishermen. At tnis season, when the activities of genteel fishing usually begin, It Is fitting that a word should be spoken that may not only redound to our comfort and satisfac tion, but may guard us against tempta tions that easily beset even the best of fishermen. We who claim to represent the highest fishing aspirations are sometimes inclined to complain on days when the fish refuse to bite. There can be no worse exhibition than this of an entire misconception of a wise arrangement for our benefit. We should always remember that we have about us on every side thousands of those who claim membership in the fishing fra ternity, because, ln a way, they love to tish, when the nah bite and only men. These are contented only when capture Is constant, and their only conception of the pleasures of fishing rests upon uninter rupted slaughter. If we reflect for a moment upon the consequences of turning an army of rtshermen like these loose upon fish that would bite every day and every hour, we shall see how nicely the vicissi tudes of fishing have been adjusted, and how precisely and usefully the fatal at tack of discouraging bad luck selects Its victlma. If on days when we catch few or no fish we feel symptoms of disappoint ment, these should Immediately give way to satisfaction when we remember how many spurious and discouraged fiihermen are spending their time in hammocks or under trees or on golf fields Instead of with fishing outfits, solely on account of just such unfavorable days. We have no assurance that if fish could be easily taken at all times the fishing waters within our reach would not be depopulated a horrible thing to contemplate. Let it not be said that such considerations as these savor of uneharitableness and selfishness on our part. We are only recognizing the doc trine of the survival of the fittest as ap plied to fishermen, and claiming that these "fittest'' should have the best chance. Occasionally weak attempts have been made to classify the best of this fraternity under the name of Anglers, or some title of that kind, but such efforts have always failed. Even Izaak Walton could not change the current of human thought by calling his immortal book "The Compleat Angler." So it seems, however much those who fish may differ In social standing, ln disposition and character, in motive and ambition, and even ln mode or operation, all must abide, to the end of the chapter, in the contemplation of the outside world, within the brotherhood called "Fishermen." Happily, however, this grouping of incon gruous elements under a common name does not prevent those of us who properly appreciate the importance of upholding the respectability of decent Ashing from com ing to an agreement concerning certain causes of congratulation and certain rules of conduct. What has been said naturally leads to the suggestion that consistency requires those of us who are right-minded fishermen to reasonably limit ourselves as to the num ber of fish we should taae on favorable days. On no account should edible fish be caught in such quantities as to be masted. By restraining ourselves ln this matter we discourage in our own natures the growth of greed, we prevent wicked waste, we make it easier for us to bear the fall be tween what we may determine upon as de cent good luck, and bad luck, or no luck, and we make ourselves at all points better men and better flsherm n. We ought not to forget these things as we enter upon the pleasures of our sum mer's Ashing. But in any event let us take with us when we go out good tackle, good bait and plenty of patience. If the wind is in the south or west, so much the better, but let's go, wherever the wind may be. If we catch fish we shall add seat to our recreation. If we catch none, we shall still have the outing and the recreation more healthful and more enjoyable than can be gained in any other way. Horses ln Demand. Washington Post. "I have not known a period when horses were so scarce or to high," said Mr. T. E. Gilbert, of Cincinnati. "1 am ln the busi ness and have of late been scouring Ken tucky and Ohio with a view of purchasing a good-si sed bunch, but had very poor sue- javi v jwy hum tw wujr, kuan and prices are at a point where It Is Im possible for dealers to make any profits. The country was drained of horseflesh dur ing our war with Spain, and further deple tion was caused by the Boer war. It will take several years to make up the deficien cy, and high prices will continue. The au tomobile erase has had no perceptible effect on the demand for high-class animals, and I do not believe that it will ever get so violent as to make people indiffr nt to the delight of Sitting behind a pair of high steppers." A NIGHT ATTACK I PON Ql F.nEC. The Dramatic Story of Montsomery'a Futile Attempt. Justin H. Smith, in the Century. The last weekday of the year arrived, and the afternoon brought a cold, bluster ing snowstorm from th- northeast. At a quarter past 4 o'clock, when the sun was supposed to be setting, one could hardly see. "Favored once more," thought Mont gomery. It was the night of a year to as sault Quebec a night when Fortune could keep a tryst without fear of detection. Dark? No; black black as the bore of a loaded rifle. The tempest raged; the dense, fine snow whirled and drifted; hall stung the air, hissing. About halt past 4 in the morning Mal colm Fraser rushed down St. Louis street, crying like a tocsin: "Turn out! turn out! turn out!" and Quebec awoke with a start and a cry. Two rockets had gone up from the foot of Cape Diamond bastion; firing had begun there: men were seen approach ing the walls. Out rang the great bell of the cathedral. One by one. but all quickly, the other bells took up the tale. The bells of the Jesuit College and the Recollet Monastery gave tongue. The gentle prayer bell of the t'rsuhnes joined in the turmoil, while the sisters fell on their knees in the dark chambers. The nuns of the Hotel Dieu. praying ln the vaults, felt the Jar and heard the dull clang of their own bell swinging furiously: and far away ln the Lower Town our lady of victory re-echoed the cry for holp. The dogs barked madly. Cannon began to thunder. A torrent of shells came in from the American mortars in St. Koch, and the city walls quivered with the retort. Fire balls glared and sputtered in front of the bastions. Drums beat wildly up and down the streeets in the glow of lanterns and the smoky flare of torches. Officers roared their orders. Citizens rushed hither and thither to th-ir posts. Boys and old men of seventy shouldered guns. Squads of sailors and Maclean's emigrants. In green oats faced with scarlet; squads of th fusiliers, in red with facings of blue; squads of militia, in green conts, buff breeches and buff waistcoats, met, stared threateningly at one another 1n the dim light, and then hurried on. Children woke up and held their breath, too frightened to cry. Even at the general hospital, a mile away, the nuns were sure that a fatal hour had come, for the town blazed and Its thunder enveloped them, and they tremblingly par took of the communion. The city was a ring of fire, a crater of tumult. The fright ful din of it wept on up the St. lawrence, tossing and whirling and writhing in the tempest; and In the midst of all this Gov ernor Carleton. calm, alert, fearless, walked down the steps of the castle and marched acioss to the Recollet Monas tery, the place of assembling. For a time the flring raged all along the fortiAed front and beyond it. but in a little while the attack seemed to be dying out. An attempt to burn the palace gate came to nothing. Livlngstoi s Canadians were soon sampciPg for shelter. Brown's men kept up a rattling Are below Cape Diamond bastion, but made no move toward assault. What did it mean? Then came some school boys from the Ixwer Town, crying at the top of their voices that Americans had got in there. What? Tes. had got in. they insisted. Carleton sent Maclean to Investigate. Soon he was back. "By God, air. It's true! They're there," he said. And so the battle ended. "A complete failure." says Trevelyan. No doubt; but that Is not the wonder. The wonder 1 that human brings dared the venture. How They Will Know Buckley. New York Evening 8un. The Rv. Dr. J. M. Buckley, the well known Methodist divine, says that he ex nrt to meet and know certain bishops in the life to come. At tne same lime it nn ha tv n n v reeoenition of thir hr ... . A av al av S . 41V. r. w - m f,Qtnrp T'nder similar circumstances the bishops ought to be able to recognise the soul of Dr. Buckley by its rising to a poli.t of order, which would be very reminiscent of a hundred conferences. THE REAL CRANK Is Plainly Marked. A crank is one who stays ln beaten paths when common sense tells him to leave. The real crank Is one who persists in using coffee because accustomed to and yet knows it hurts him. It is this one who al ways pays the penalty, while the sensible person who gives up coffee and takes on Postum Food Coffee in its place enjoys all the benefits of returning health. A well-known manufacturer's agent of New York city visited the grocery depart ment of one of the big New York stores not long ago and there he tasted a eaiple cup of Postum made the right way. He said afterwards: "Just through the energy of that young woman who was serving Pos tum there I became a convert to the food drink and gave up the drug drink coffee and got well. "I had used coffee to excess and was gradually becoming a complete wreck, get ting weaker and more nervous every day. I paid the penalty for using coffee, and when I tasted the delicious Postum I was glad indeed to make th change. "Bo I gave up the coffee altogether and have used Postum instead ever since My family at first called me a crank, but, Boe ing how Postum benefited me the first month, they all got ln line and aa a result of Postum remarkable benefits to me we all drink it now entirely In place of coffee and we are well." Name given by Postum Wo-, Battle Creak Mich, i