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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL.
WKFJ.LT FBTA BUSHED 1. DAIl-T FWA BLIRH KD UM. ( VOL. LI IL NO. K INDIANAPOLIS. SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1903 TWELVE PAGES. PHICE 2 CENTS, i OS RAILWAY ITtAlNS FIVE CENTS. REYES IS FOR WAR imf:hikw with the chief MILI TARY OFFICER OF COLOMBIA. Says that If the I altrd States Persists la Its Cnarf Therr Will Be a Boer Llke War on the latbuai. HE WILL VISIT WASHINGTON AND MAKE A PROPOSITION TO PRES IDENT ROOSEVELT, Whleh, He Intimates. If Not Aeeepted, Max Resalt In Timing Other Re pahlles Aaalnst Lncle Sam. CONFERENCE ON A STEAMER COMMISSIONERS FROM BOGOTA RE EL FF ED BY PAXAMAIAXS. I Informed that the Isthmian State Wonld Remala Independent I nder lncle Sam's Protection. COLON. Nov. 30. After much difficulty an interview was secured this afternoon with General Reyes, the distinguished Co lombian soldier, who came to the Isthmus on a peace mission representing his govern ment. General Reyes said: "The day I left Bogota, whleh waa on the 11th inst.. United States Minister Beaupre and Secre tary of Legation Snyder were well, though a little anxious. I assured your minister that he was in no danger, and to-day I am able to give the same assurance. At the time I left Minister Beaupre was preparing to go down the river. "ThLa morning Admiral Coghlan informed me officially that the United States would prevent the landing of Colombian troops on any part of the Isthmus. I promised Ad miral Coghlan that Colombia would not take such action until I reached Washing ton, whither I am proceeding via Port Limon and New Orleans. "1 also tcld Admiral Coghlan that If my fforts at Washington failed to bring about some arrangement concerning the present situation on the isthmus satisfactory to Co lombia the United States would have to flght the entire Colombian people, and that It would be a second Boer war. "I am going to Washington for the pur pose of doing my utmost to amicably ar range aff ilrs. Colombia is in desperation. I doubt if the Washington government or President Roosevelt, for whom I have the highest respect, realises the seriousness of establishing this precedent. The large Ger man colony in Rio Grande do Sul. Brazil. Is declared to be inclining to a revolutionary movement for independence which the suc cess of Panama will stimulate. "The government of Colombia is receiving the sympathy of all South America, which Is fearful of further American territorial aggrandizement in this direction. "I may propose when in Washington a plan contemplating the re-entrance of Pan ama into the Colombian union and the mov ing of the Colombian capital to Panama City. I am sure that this idea will receive the support of all Colombians. I do not know what my course of action will be, but I am going to Washington in the interests of Colombia and of civilization." Asked whether Colombian troops could reach the Isthmus by land. General Reyes answered: 'Yea. I can get a hundred thousand men, build roads, and, If it were not for the Americana, could subdue the isthmus in a fortnight. I would rather die for the honor and In the defense of the in tegrity of my country than sit with hands folded and see her loe the Isthmus. I will do all I can at Washington to effect a dip lomatic arrangement if such be possible. I know the sentiments of my countrymen." General Reyes sent a cablegram to Bo gota advising his government that it was Impossible to reach any agreement with the government of Panama and hence that Co lombia's relation with that government were severed and that he, accompanied by the other commissioners, was proceeding to Washington to fulfill his mission. Questioned as to the rumor that the de partments of Cauca and Antioquia were anxious to Join the Republic of Panama, General Reyes said: "The report of dissat isfaction in these departments is not only untrue, but I am able to say that the en tire republic Is united in its determination to restore the isthmus to the union." Genersl Reyes, who waa a candidate for the presidency of Colombia, issued a de cree dated at Barranqullla, Nov. 16, ad dressed to the members of the electoral college at Bogota, which said: "Having accepted a military mission empowered i with all presidential faculties in almost all departments of the republic at a moment when my country is preparing for a presi dential election I deem it my duty to relin quish my candidacy. Hence I renounce ir revocably, offering my services to my country in any other position." General He yea's attitude as Indicated by his remarks, was more or less bellicose. Though still bellicose he is more hopeful to-day. He seems disturbed, however, by the rapid march of events in the United States and Is fearful that Congress may ratify the canal treaty with the new re public. He appears despondent over the general outlook for his mission. CONFERENCE ON A STEAMER. Colombian Commissioners Informed Panama Would Remain a Republic. COLON. Nov. 30. -The Panamaian com mission conferrred at length to-dav with the Colombian commission, headed by ' General Reyes, which arrived here yester day from Savanilla on t e French steamer Canada. The Panama la n refused every overture, declaring their position was ir revocable, and declared they would not re eahre any further commissions from Co lombia unless they recognised the Republic of Panama. The Panamaian commission, composed of Senor Arias, a member of the Junta. Senor Mendoza, the minister of Justice, Senor Constantino Aroanaona and Senor Antonio dCÖNTINUED ON PAGE 0. COL. i) " - . SCHOOL TEACHER ENJOINED. She Maat ot Rend the Bible to Her Nebraska Pupils. LINCOLN. Neb.. Nov. 20 The Supreme Court of Nebraska to-day issued a writ of mandamus against the teacher of district school No. 21, in Gage county, ordering her not to read the Bible to her pupils. The case was tried some time ago, the Supreme Court deciding that sectarian knowledge should not be imparted in the public schools. The teacher continued to read the Bible and Daniel Freeman sued for a writ of mandamus. SUES FOR INTEREST. State of Kentucky Begins Action Aaalnst Liquor Wnrehunse. FRANKFORT. Ky.. Nov. 20.-State Aud itors Agent T. C. Albritton to-day filed in the Franklin Circuit Court the first of 150 suits against distillers and warehouse men of spirits seeking to recover accumu lated interest on taxes on spirits from the time the taxes were due until paid. The suits are brought under Section 4110, Ken tucky statutes. The suits will cover a pe riod of five years aud will aggregate 150,000. The principal defendant is the Kentucky Distilling and Warehouse Company. Every distiller having a warehouse in Kentucky will be made a defendant, as no effort has ever before been made to recover such In terest. FLINT GLASS PRICE LIST MANTFACTlRERS HAVE AGREED ON A SINGLE STANDARD. Meeting Held in Washington on Toes day Designed to Impart Stability to Trade Conditions. PITTSBCRG, Pa., Nov. 20 One of the most important meetings that has taken place in the flint bottle trade since the organization of the manufacturers of that ware was held in Washiugtou on Tuesday of this week. The result of the meeting was a decision to make one universal selling list for all blown ware and to put It Into effect on Jan. 1 of the coming year. The importance of this action will be un derstood when it is explained that up to the present time the manufacturers in the eastern part of the country have had an individual price list and discounts, while the Western men have had another list. These did not agree, and there was often trouble in the crossing of each other's ter ritory, which was followed by a price war that demoralized prices for some time. The new prices, It Is said, will not vary much from the list now in force except where they have conflicted, and in these cases the higher rates will be used. The inroads the bottle blowing machine is making on the trade was discussed, and the matter was finally referred to a com mittee to report at a future meeting on ways and means to meet the competition. The machine compauies are not members of the association. Object to n Removal. PITTSBURG. Nov. 2Q.-Two locals of the American Flint Glass Workers' Union in Pittsburg have taken the preliminary steps to secure an Injunction restraining the gen eral officers from removing the headquar ters of the organization from Pittsburg to Toledo, O., as has ben announced to take place on Dec. 1. The matter will be brought before the court to-morrow or Monday at the latest. The organisation has had its headquarters in Pittsburg al most from the time it was organized. Sev eral efforts have been made by the gen eral officers to remove the headquarters to a smaller town, but enough votes could not be secured until within the past two months, when it was announced that the vote had favored Toledo. The Pittsburg locals now claim that the vote on the re moval was taken Illegally. ONLY TWENTY DEATHS FIRST REPORTS OF THE BIG FOUR WRECK WERE EXAGGERATED. Conductor Judge Says He Obeyed Or ders, Having Waited on the Work Train L'ntil His Time Was I p. PEORIA, III., Nov. 20 An Investigation to-day shows that first reports of the wreck on the Big Four Railway east of Tremont were exaggerated. The wreckage has been cleared away and trains are running again. A total of eighteen bodies have been re covered, many of them in a horribly man gled condition. Of these eighteen all but three have been identified. The list of in jured numbered fourteen, who were placed in Bloomington and Peoria hospitals. Two of the injured have since died, bringing the total number of deaths to twenty. Conductor Judge, who was on the freight train running west, said he had orders to wait at Mackinaw until 2:40 for the work train. He obeyed the orders and stayed there until that time, when :he work train not coming in he supposed that it had sided In at Tremont aud accordingly he started to run his train ahead. He was running along at a brisk rate of speed when the engine of the work train appeared in sight. Both engineers applied the air and then, together with their firemen, jumped for their lives. None of the trainmen with the exception of Brakeman Harmon, whose arm was broken, were injured. Sheriff Clay, of Tazewell county and Su perintendent Barnard, of the Big Four, clashed at the scene of the wreck to-day. Barnard wanted to burn the wreckage, but Clay insisted that the flvt bodies unac counted for should be found before any de bris is burned. The people insisted that the sheriff's position be respected. The cor oner's Jury waj impanelled and visited the scene of the wreck. After remaining in secret session until 8 p. m., an adjourn ment was taken until to-morrow morning. Members of the train crew and local wit nesses were examined to-day. Responsibility Not Fixed. Responsibility for the accident on the P. & E. division of the Big Four near Tremont Thursday afternoon has not been placed yet, and according to the P. & E. train dis patcher and J. A. Barnard, general manager of the P. & E. division, the railroad author ities will not investigate the matter before next Sunday. ASKED FOR $10,000, Then Threw Himself In Front of a Train and Was Killed. SAN DIEGO. Cal.. Nov. 20. A young man rushed into the telegraph office at Lakeside Station to-day. sent a telegram to a. relative in Albany. N. Y.. asking for $10.000 and then threw himself in front of a train that was passing and was killed. His name was E. Frebendall. CONTINUES TO IMPROVE. Condition of Consul GenernI Holloway at Halifax Is Better. HALIFAX, N. 8.. Nov . Consul Gen eral Holloway, who In ill at a hospital in this city, continues to improve, ACCUSED BV RATIO! GENERAL LEONARD WOOD CHARGED WITH NUMEROUS OFFENSES. Alleged to Have Accepted Money from a Gamblina; Concern While Mili tary Governor of Cuba. HEARING BEFORE SENATORS WHO ARE INVESTIGATING THE GEN ERAL'S FITNESS FOR PROMOTION. Lawyer Conant and Others Summoned to Support the Allegations Made by Rathbone. WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. Summons Issued by the Senate military affairs com mittee were served to-night on Ernest Lee Conant, of the New York law firm of Page Conant, citing him to appear before the committee to-morrow in connection with the investigation of charges against Briga dier General Leonard Wood, made In an effort to prevent his confirmation as major general. Mr. Conant has been in Washing ton several days prosecuting Cuban cases before the Spanish claims committee. It is understood the subpoena was issued at the request of Major Rathbone, who learned late to-day of Mr. Conant's presence in the city. Mr. Conant will be expected to give testimony as to the character of the Jai Alai, the alleged gambling establishment which General Wood is charged with having given a teu year concession to operate in Havana. Mr. Conant went to Cuba as an attache of the evacuation commission, aud while there he acted as the legal adviser of General Lud low in command of the Department of Havana. Later he served General Wood in the same capacity, and it Is declared he is competent to give some Inside facts relat ing to the manner in which the concession to the Jai Alai was obtained. Another witness summoned to-night by the military affairs committee is Herbert J. Brown, a newspaper mau who was in Cuba during American occupation, who is said to have made an inquiry into the character of the Jai Alai Company. Maj. James E. Runcie, now practicing law in Havana, has sent a cablegram to a member of the com mittee stating that he will sail from Ha vana to-morrow and will be in Washington Tuesday. He will be examined by the com mittee in reference to his statement that General Wood inspired an article in the North American Review reflecting on the administration of Maj. Gen. John Brooke, his predecessor as Governor General. Major Rathbone to-day tiled specific writ ten charges with the committee. He alleged that General Wood, while military governor of Cuba, had accepted money from the Jai Alai, which was. he said, a gambling con cern, and asserted that he had made a per sonal friend and boon companion of an ex convict. He also charged him with giving instructions of an entirely unconstitutional and un-American character to the courts. With reference to the charges that Gov ernor General Wood had exceeded his au thority in giving instruction to the courts, Major Rathbone said the general had pur sued this course in the Cuban posts ia.se when he (Rathbone) was under prosecution. This was, he said, in violation of Article M of the penal code of Cuba, and in a manner prejudicial to the rights of those under trial. He also charged QcncrsJ Wood with urging the use of ex parte depositions in the postal eases, a proceeding whkit, he asserted, is contrary to law and the prin ciples of law, and in this case contrary to instructions given by the secretary of war. Major Rathbone charged that in accept ing gifts from the organization common ly kuowu as Jai Alai. to which Major Hathbone said General Wood had granted a ten years' exclusive concession, General Wood violated the Foraker law which pro hibits the granting of franchises or con cessions during the occupation of the island by the American authorities. He also charged that the acceptance of these guts constitutes a violation of Article of th; p nal coda of Cuba. Other charges were made against General Wood as follows: With complicity with an other army ottuer in the preparation and publication of an article reflecting uis . redltably upon an officer who ranked both of them, in violation of an accepted canon of military service and constituting an offense commonly known as "condut t unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.'" With directing and causing the auditor of Cuba by a military order to violate the law in the tnaftnt of accounts, with utilizing the services -f an ex-convict with whom he was in intimate personal asso ciation in an effort to displace his superior officer, and by such means to secure to himself the vacancy thus created. Inci dental to these there were many minor charges. Major Rathbcne also oflered to produce evidence and testimony in support of these alligations, lie submitted a number of doc THE HUNTING SEASON HAS BEGUN. fteach does the trailing and Taggart gets the game-. uments to the committee and gave the names of several witnesses whom he asked the committee to summon. Major Rathbone was questioned by sev eral members of the committee and he had not concluded when at 12: lu the committee took a recess until 2 p. m. At the afternoon session of the commit tee Major Rathbone submitted a transcript of the records of the courts of Havana showing that General Wood, as military governor, gave orders to the courts as to what they should do in the matter of giving bail and the conduct of some other busi ness. SAN DOMINGO HOLDING OUT. Rebels So Far Have Done Little Dam age to the Town. SAN DOMINGO, ov. 19. The French cruiser Jurlen de la Graviere arrived here to-day and landed guards for the protection of the consulate. tocresA$iag has be g-un. The Insurgents are bombarding the town and their attack Is being vigorously resisted by the forts. No great injury has so far been done. The United States cruiser Baltimore will be compelled to leave Saturday and an other American warship is anxiously ex pected. Fighting continues to the south, but the results so far as known ar? favor able to the government. CAPE HAITIEN. Haiti. Nov. 20. A ru mor is current here that the people in the south of the republic who were in favor of Jiminez have pronounced against uim. Several engagements between government troops and insurgents have taken place. WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. -The State De partment to-night received a cablegram dated Nov. 18 from Minister Powell at San Domingo City saying that there was fight ing there and that a French war vessel had landed marines to protect foreigners. WINDOW GLASS COMBINE SELLING AGEXCY WILL BE ESTAB LISHED m:t month. Consolidation of Interests That Prob ably Will Be of Great Benefit to Many Employes. PITTSBCRG, Nov. 20. The details of the big consolidation of window glass interests of the country are rapidly being worked out, and It Is expected a selling agency, to be known as the Manufacturers' Win dow Glass Company, will be doing business on Dec. 12. The American Window Glass Company and a number of other promi nent manufacturing concerns signed the uniform scale to-day and preparations are being made for an early resumption. The majority of the skilled window glass workers have been Idle since the close of the last fire on April 18. They figure, how ever, that they will not lose anything by not going to work on Sept. 1 at a reduction of 33 1-3 per cent., as they are now assured of steady employment for at least eight months at an advance over last year's wages of about 2 per cent. It is possible to extend the fire a couple of months longer if the manufacturers can shut out the im port of about 1.000.000 boxes of the small sizes which come to this country annually from France and Belgium. If this trade can be captured, the workers agree to ac cept a reduction of 25 per cent, in wages for making the small sizes. Ontpnt to Be Reduced 50 Per Cent. NEW YORK, Nov. 20. At a meeting Just held here cf manufacturers of bar iron east of Pittsburg. It has been decided to reduce the output by 50 per cent., and to run the mills on part time for an indefinite period, owing to overproduction. Several mills are affected. About 10,000 employes will be affected. Until further notice four days' work a week instead of six. a reduc tion of 33 1-3 per cent, will be the rule. As the operatives are pai by the ton, the re duction will not affect them as much as if they were paid by the day. MUST SEEVE HIS SENTENCE. Frank Hamilton, Who Killed Leonard Day, Sot Granted Parole. ST. PAUU Minn.. Nov. 20.-The State Board of Control to-day refused to grant a parole to Frank H. Hamilton, the Min neapolis newspaper man who is serving a sentence for manslaughter for having Mlled Leonard Day. a young millionaire, in a brawl In the West Hotel. Minneapolis, Nov. 25. 1900. H imllton was sentenced to atrvt seven years lor the crime, but on the 10th of this month the State Pardoning Board commute! his sentence to five years, wnich made him eligible to imemdiute re lease "ti parole. The Board of Control, however, at Its meeting at the State Penitentiary at Still water to-day, decided that Hamilton must serve out the remain. ler of his commuted sentence With good-time allowance he will be freed in something less than a year. WILL NOT ADJOURN HOI SE IS OPPOSED TO DELAYING THE ( I BAN RECIPOCITY BILL. It Will Insist that Congress Remain In Session Intil the Measure In Acted on by the Senate. CONGRESSMEN COMING HOME MESSRS. OVERSTREET, WATSON .VXD BRICK WILL. START TO-DAY. Bills of Interest xo Indlanlans Mr. Hemenway to Be the "Watch dog; of the Treasury." Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.-Members of the House and friends of the administration were stirred beyond measure to-day by the report cf suggestions in the Senate, fol lowing the report that no vote could be reached on the Cuban treaty approval bill until some time In the regular session, that the leaders of both sides in the Senate were contemplating an agreement for an ad journment of the special session. It was as serted that the House Republican leaders, Including Speaker Cannon, were parties to the arrangement. Prominent House Re publicans, including the speaker, promptly denied the report. It Is asserted by the House members that no scheme for an adjournment can be carried through, as the House will decline to enter into the ar rangement. The claim made by the mem bers is that the House has done its part, and that the Sonate, having already acted on the treaty, is duty bound to act with reasonable promptness upon the approval bill, and could not expect the House to share, by an agreement to adjourn the spe cial session. In the failure of the Senate to act promptly. The Senate delay is explained by a deter mination on the part of the friends of the Southern sugar States to postpone action until this year's crop of sugar is out of the way. It is not believed that delay can be forced beyond the middle of December, and the date for the expiration of the treaty, if it is not made effective by con gressional legislation, is Jan. 31. xxx Representatives Overstreet. Watson and Brick will leave for Indiana to-morrow. Representative Cromer will start for home Sunday and Representative Holliday early next woek. Mr. Cromer will remain in his district several weeks shaking hands with the folks. Mr. Crumpacker and wife have gone to Atlantic City to attend the banquet of the Board of Trade in that city. There Is no business now before the Hi. use requiring the attention of repre sentatives, and a large majority of them have already left the city or are prepar ing to do so. The House has completed the business of the special session and will adjourn every three days until the Senate is ready to quit. xxx Representative Holliday will introduce a batch of about seventy pension bills at the next session of the House for the relief of old soldiers in his district. Mr. Holliday has received nany letters from Repub licans in Kansas thanking him for his ef forts in behalf of Mrs. Pickett, recently nominated for the position of postmistress at Fordyos. Great interest is manifested In this ca.-e. The Indiana senators have promise.) to co-operate with Mr. Holliday in Mrs. Pit Rett's behalf. It probable thai no Immediate action will be taken by Rep resentative Holnday in the postofitce con test at Clay City. He expects to be in In diana next week and will visit the scene for a personal interview with the three candidates. xxx The Indiana Republicans are making an effort to ascertain the sentiment of leaders relativ to the prospects for an omnibus public building bill. Until the House com mittee is organized nothing will be done by Senator Fairbanks, chairman of the Senate committee. Hundreds of public building bills have been introduced in both hou.-. and It is evident that hope is not yet lost. fU preseutative Hemenway will have some thing to say about this subject 11. takes the place of Representative Cannon as the "watchdog"' of the treasury. It is under stood that Mr. Hemenway takes the ixsi tion that public building legislation should " (CUNTINCKD ON I 'AGE COL. i.) CALLAHAN UNDER ARREST. Employers Acenne Him of Embesslln a Considerable Sum of Money. Timothy Callahan, an employe of the Press Circulation Company, of Bristol. Conn., was arrested in his room at the Grand Hotel yesterday morning on a charge of embezzling $500 from hi employ ers. Callahan has been the local manager of the Press Circulation concern. About sixty solicitors were employed by the cir culation company and Callahan handled the money which was paid to them as their wages. His accounts some time ago be came badly mixed and George E. Bell, gen eral manager of the Press Circulation Com pany, recently came to Indianapolis to in vestigate the young mnn s business meth ods. It was soon discovered that he was short about $600. and. as he was unable to make the loss good, he was arrest. l y s terday. Callahan admits his guilt and says he lost the money gambling at Gus Rahke's resort, north of the city. Mr. Callahan was local manager here for the Press Circulation Company, of Bristol, Conn., a company owned by William S. In grnham, a millionaire clock manufacturer of that place. The Press Circulation Company, with its crew of solicitors of this city, has already secured about 2,000 subscribers to the Jour nal in the last three weeks in connection with n handsome mantel clock as a prem ium. Subscribers will lose nothing through Callahan's shortage. George E. Bell, general manager of the Press Circulation Company, has assumed personal charge of the Indianapolis office and the work will suffer no interruption. SEARCH FOR THE MISSING RELATIVES OF E. H. SHERMAN FEAR FOR HIS SAFETY. Pauline Hackenhnrg Supposed to Be in Indianapolis St. Louis Physi cian Also on the List. The police were yesterday asked to locate several missing persons whose relatives are anxious to know of their whereabouts. E. H. Sherman, seventy-seven years old, wan dered away from his home at S34 Park ave nue yesterday morning, and at a late hour last night no trace of him had been found. He probably started away from his home for a walk and got lost, but his relatives fear that some accident has befallen him. Relatives of Pauline Hackenburg have asked the police to locate her, as it is be lieved she is in the city. She left her home in Philadelphia several months ago, and has not been seen or heard from since. Dr. G. F. Harrack, of St. Louis, supposed ! to have recently come to Indianapolis, is being searched for by his friends, and the police were asked yesterday to locate him it possible. BIG MILLS TO RESUME OVER SIX THOUSAND ME WILL BE GIN WORK AGAIN NEXT WEEK. Idle Plants in the Monongahela al ley Will Be 1'ul la operation After Being Closed n Month riTTSBURG. Nov. 20. Over 6,000 men. in cluding iron, steel, tin and wood workers of the Monongahcla valley towns, will re sume work next week. Many of them have been idle for a month or two. while others have had from ten days to two weeks' vacations. Th-- announcement a few days ago that 2,000 men employed by the Pittsburg Steel Company and 1,000 men em ployed in the American Tin Plate Com pany's works at Menessen would "return to work next Monday and Tuesday after a two weeks shut-down was followed to-day by the announcement of the officials of the Carnegie Steel Company at Duquesne that their plant, employing over 2,000 men, would resume Sunday night and Monday morn ing. The Duquesne works resumed in part three weeks ago, but closed suddenly after working one week. The independent plant of the McKees port Tin Plate Company, where the hot mills, employing 600 men. closed down a week ago, will resume Monday morn ing, and at Clairton an additional blast furnace and the forty-inch steel mill of the Clairton Steel Company, employing about 450 men. will resume Sunday night. At McKeesport almost every department of the big plant of the National Tube Works Company, which has over S.000 men on the pav roll, is working, and tiie same condition exists at the W. Dew s Wood ' mills of the American Sheet Steel Co I pany. The Demler works of the American Tin Plate Company is the only plant in the Tube city that is idle, and tne employes expect to reach an agreement with the mill officials lo-inorrow in regard to returning to work. POLITICS FIGURES. Why Sergrennts Leet and Rockafeller Were Reduced to Patrolmen. There Is much comment about the po lice station over the reduction to ranks of Sergeants Leet and Rockafeller at the last meetlug of the Board of Safety. The two officers were reduced without apparent cause. They have always been considertd two of the most efficient men on the force and the action of the Board of Safety In re ducing them is regarded as a pure matter of politics, it being alleged that both ser geants were known to have exerted some influenc-3 for Mr. Bookwalter during the recent campaign. Sergeant Leet was re sponsible for ridding the city of Griswold's d.ve. which, owing to his activity, was exposed and the owner sent to the work house for nearly a year. He also was the man who actively fought Adam Metzler's I SUft and finally snored ed in placing Metzler behind the bars. Both the sergeants reduced to ranks have stood high with their patrolmen because they stood for the crushing out of vic and refused to coun tenance any violations of the law. Wh.n Indiana avenue whs causing the police SO much trouble several months ago Dcrgunni Leet and Rockafeller wer detailed to weed out the objectionable characters, and with in a few weeks the avenue was a different thoroughfare and peace and quiet reigned once more Neither of the men was ever called before a iDSrloff officer f-r any neg lect or I rSM h of duty. They were rod UM rd without cause other than political, and th. n many friends among the polio- are not backward in expressing their indignation at their treatment. No reflections are cast upon Serneant Kiefer or Sergeant Schäfer, the men who fill the places of Leet and Rpckafeller. as both men are reoagBiaad as policemen of ability by the other mem bers of the iollce force. RIGHTS OF NEWSPAPERS. They May Criticise the Work of an Artist, but Not Himself. MILWAUKEE. Nov. 30.-Judge Halsey. of the Superior Court, to-day decided that a newspaper has the right to criticise the work of an artist so long as it does not per sonally attack the artist himself. The de cision was in the case In which a sculptor sued a newspaper for damages be. -a use of a critical article published in reference to a model prepared in loninetitlon for the making of a mouumeut. ACQUITTEDBYJURY I) I F.I. VOORHEES MUNI AXD JOSEPH M. JOHNS Ml .lll.T. Two lndlnnlan Who Were hnraed -with Conspiracy to l'.Mirt a Bribe from John J. Ryan. JUBILATION IN COURTROOM D E F E DATS W ERE OVERWHELMED with mil a tu i iiwii Their Xnmcrons Hoosler Frlenda Held a Jollification Meetlnsr In the Federal Building;. MILLER AND JOHNS CRIED AXD SOME ADMIRERS VI 1. 1. KD 'WHE11E IS JOHX J. RYANf" Verdict a Surprise In View of th Judae'H Chnrae tiovernment Offi cial Much Disappointed. CINCINNATI. O.. Nov. .Daniel Voor hees Miller, of Terre Haute, and Joseph M. Johns, of Roekille. Ind., were to-night acquitted of the charge of conspiracy to ex tort a bribe from John J. Ryan, made by the Postofflce Department. The verdict of "not guilty" was received by the crowd with demonstrations that could not be suppressed by the court offi cers. As soon as court was adjourned and Judge Albert C. Thompson had retired pan demonium broke loose among the jollify ing friends of the defendants from Indiana, and others, and continued for some time. Miller and Johns and Attorneys Hiram D. Rulison and Charles W. Baker and others were overwhelmed with congratulations. The defendants finally broke away from the crowd of friends to shake hands with the jurors and wept like children as they did so. Mrs. Miller and other women, whs had been in attendance at the trial, were not present when the verdict wr.s reudefed, shortly after 9 o'clock. Mrs. Johns was tie only woman present and she was overcom with joy. twJKl,fa jr--: Chief PostofHce Inspector Cochran, Mr. Robb, assistant attorney general for the Postofflce Department, and others from Washington, who had assisted District At torney McPherson and Assistants Moullnler and Darby In the prosecution, left for the East before the verdict was rendered, as did Attorney Spaan, of Indianapolis, and others from Indiana, but most ot the con tingents from Tcrre Haute and Rorkville remained for the shouting that followed She verdict. Among the cries of the Jolliflers was that of "Where is John J. Rrau?" Ryan had been the central figure during the two long trials, but he was not present to-night. JURY OUT SIX HOURS. It was Saturday midnight when the former jury reported at the first trial last month that it was unsble to agree. The present trial has continued since last Mon day morning and a verdict was reached at a much earlier hour in the evening. The Jury retired shortly before 3 p. m. and ren dered its verdict after deliberating six hours. It is understood that a majority this time were for acquittal from the start and that it then took some time to p over all the documents that had been submitted in evidence before a unanimous verdict wai reached. It Is generally understood that there was doubt as to Miller's connection with the transaction. between Johns and Ryan. The charge of Judge Thompson during the afternoon occupied an hour in Its delivery and was very strong. It was evident te all after the charge to the Jury that tha v. rdict was a surprise, as the general pre diction was that the jury would again be unable to agree on a verdict. The penalty for the offense of such s conspiracy is two years or a line of $5,000. or both. The federal officials acknowledge their dis appointment in the final outcome, but ex press some satisfaction In a definite result, as it takes almost a week to hea the case and many apprehended that another trial might be necessary. The government offi cials state that this esse was not like any of the other postal cases that are pending, as this case simply dealt with the action of Miller when he was sn assistant attorney in the Postofflce Department. THE DEFENDANTS. Prior to his appointment as assistant attorney in the Postofflce Department at Washington Mr. Miller was prominently identified with politics and official life la Vigo county, and was a member of the State committer of his party in Indiana. Johns was deputy prosecutor in Parka county, and also prominent in Indiana politics. The crowd awaiting the verdict was largely composed of the polltlnal friends of the defendants from Indiana. Those attending the Latonia races in the afternoon contributed largely to the fora noon attendance. Ryan is known to all of them, being himself at the track daily. Ryan testified to paying Johns 4.5ot. while Miller was in the l'ostofflce Diartmnt. so he could use the mails for "placing beta on races." Ryan claims that he turned state's evidence after repeated demands were made on him and when his concern was closed out he resumed operations at the track. in closing for the defense. Attorney Spaan dwelt on the motive of John J. Ry an, in turning state's evidence to save himself, and in stultifying bimst If in order to make his own escape sure. United States District Attorney Sher man McPherson close 1 for the govern ment in reviewing the close relations be tween Miller and Johns that led to J ohne becoming the middleman between Miller and Ryan, when the former was a federal official, and the latter wanted to use the malls for questionable purposes. Ho reviewed thy evidence to show that there I