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imf:hikw with the chief MILI
Says that If the I altrd States Persists
la Its Cnarf Therr Will Be a Boer
Llke War on the latbuai.
Whleh, He Intimates. If Not Aeeepted,
Max Resalt In Timing Other Re
pahlles Aaalnst Lncle Sam.
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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,
Alleged to Have Accepted Money from
a Gamblina; Concern While Mili
tary Governor of Cuba.
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
Major Rathbcne also oflered to produce
evidence and testimony in support of these
alligations, lie submitted a number of doc
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
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.
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.
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.
It Will Insist that Congress Remain In
Session Intil the Measure In Acted
on by the Senate.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two lndlnnlan Who Were hnraed
-with Conspiracy to l'.Mirt a Bribe
from John J. Ryan.
with mil a tu i iiwii
Their Xnmcrons Hoosler Frlenda Held
a Jollification Meetlnsr In the
Federal Building;.
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
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.
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
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.
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

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