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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1903.
was a conspiracy between the defendant! to Kt $4,500 from Kyan for a favorable postal decision. Henry- If. Spann Pleed. Henry N. 8paan said 1m st night. In talk ins of the acquittal of Miller and John? at Cincinnati: "Of course, we are pleased over the verdict. The prosecution introduced acme new evidence and they were almost certain of conviction, but the jury evidently did not believe their side of the story. The Judge was very fair In his instructions to the Jury, his instructions being along the lamp line as those given at the preceding trial. The postoffice authorities .at Wash ington were also watching the case with a great deal of interest and were anxiously awaiting the verdict." POSTPOED 1TIL JAS. 11. Government Xot Remly to Try Machen and Other Allrsfd C Inspirators. WASHINGTON. Nov. .-The trial of the postal cases of August W. Machen, former general superintendent of the free delivery service. Samual A. and Diller B, Groff. of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. George E. Lorenz, of Toledo, arranged to begin In the District Criminal Court here next Monday, has been postponed until Jan. 11. Attorney Charles a. Douglas, counsel for Machen, objected to the delay, but the court granted the request of District At torney Beach on the ground that the lat ter was not ready to proceed. The prosecution In asking that the case j mo over stated that Assistant Attorney General Kobb was In Cincinnati, partici patiug in the Miller-Johns trial, and that Chief Inspector Cochran and Inspector Mayer, leading figures In the Machen prose cution, were in New York State in connec tion with the postal cases against State Senator Green. The court suggested that counsel adjust the question and Jan. 11 was finally agreed on. Green's Trial lieu in. BINGHAMTON. N. Y . Nov. 20.-The ex amination of State Senator George F. Green on he Indictment found against him charging conspiracy with intent to de fraud the government in connection with j the sale of time recorders In the Postomve Department was begun to-day before United States Commissioner Hall. FAIR AND WARMER TO-DAY. Partly Cloudy mid Warmer Through. Oüt Indiana on Sunday. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Forecast for Saturday and Sunday: Indiana-Fair and warmer on Saturday; partly cloudy and warmer on Sunday; winds shifting- to fresh south. Ohio-Fair and warmer on Saturday and 81 idav: w nds shifting to fresh south. lentucki 1'arily cloudy on Saturday and Sunday; warmer on Sunday. Lower Michigan Partly cloudy and .warmer on Saturday; increasing cloudiness i on Sunday with rain or snow in north por tion Illinois Fair on Saturday and Sunday; warmer on Saturday. Fresh south winds. Minnesota Fair and warmer In east; rain or snow in western portion. Sunday rain or snow; brisk south, shifting to west winds. Iowa Fair on Saturday and 8unday; warmer on Saturday. North Dakota Snow flurries and cooler on Saturday. Sundav fair. South Dakota Fair on Saturday and Sunday. Nebraska Fair on Saturday, with warmer In east portion. Sunday fair. Kansas Fair and warmer on Saturday. Sunday fair. Wisconsin Fair and warmer on Saturday. Sunday partly cloudy, with rain or snow in northern portion: fresh south winds. Iowa Fair Saturday and on Sunday; warmer on Saturday. Loral Observations on Friday. Bar. Tern. R..I. Wind. Weather. Pree. T a. 91. 30.7 S Wst. Clear. -i 7 p m . 8 32 i X'east. Clear. 0 00 Maximum temperature. 36; minimum tempera ture. 22. ComparaVve statement of the mean tempera ture and total precipitation on Nov. W Normal 37 0.14 Mean MJ Departure 8 014 Departure for month 0 l.Qt Departure since Jan. 1 21 6.77 Plus. W. T. BLYTHE, Section Dlrctor. Yesterday's Temperatures. Stations. 1 a. m. Max. 7 p. m. Abilene. Tx Amsrlllo, Tex Atlanta. Ga Bismarck. N D Buffalo. N. T Cairo. Ill Calsirr. Alberta Chattanooga. Tenn Cheyenne. Wyo Chicago. Ill Cincinnati. O Cleveland. O Col- mbue. O Concordia. Kan Davenport. Ia Denxer. Col Dodxe City. Kan Dubuque. Ir Duluth. Minn El Paso, Tex Galveston. Tex Grand Junction. Col tjfand Rapids. Mich Eavre. Mont uroa. S P Helens. Mont Jacksonville. Fla Kansas City. Mo lander. Wyo Uttle Rock. Ark Louisville. Ky Marquette. Mich Memphis, f-nn Modena. ftdh Montg'.merv Ala Nashville. Tenn New Orleans. La New York. N. T Horfolk. Va North Platte. Neb Oklahoma. O. T Omaha. Nob 5 I 15 4 S4 :v, 40 18 14 OT 3 20 30 26 24 38 3 6 16 : 4n S8 4- 44 20 34 34 30 36 32 24 30 28 18 S3 28 44 36 24 36 32 1 52 42 22 42 36 16 34 32 12 M 28 M 34 50 16 S4 46 16 30 2 0 40 SI 52 42 34 2 38 34 43 M i 26 40 34 S3 38 28 38 - 38 22 38 34 14 24 34 26 38 rw 34 66 SO 2 50 4 24 38 38 M 54 48 26 6 34 33 S3 3 20 50 40 34 46 38 33 42 44 34 13 34 SO M 38 82 2 34 SO 18 48 4.1 8 26 20 14 S3 43 i 4 1 S ; 12 S3 32 ! 32 44 42 " Ü2 53 V 54 46 10 4 44 24 38 32 2! 32 32 20 62 40 24 r.s 28 28 44 38 Palestine. Tex Parkersburw. W Va Philadelphia. Pa Pitt -burs. Pa Itosbto. Col Qu" Appel N W T Rapid Cltj. S. P fit. I uls. Mo t Paul. Minn alt Lake City. Ctah Hun Anton I Tei ants Fe. N. M Sareveport La BprlnsfleM. TM prlnaeM. Mo Valentine. Neb TTashlngton. IV C Wichita. Kan MOVEMENTS OF STEAMERS. QUKHNSTOWN NOV. 30. Arrived : Cel tic (TOSS New York fr IJverpool; Colum bus. frm Boston, for Liverpool: Campania, from New ork. for Liverpool, and all proceeded Sailed: Romance, from Liver pool, for Boston. NEW YORK. Nov. 2T).-Arrtved : Laurrn tlan, from Glasgow: Lucanla. from Liver pool. Sailed: Cymric, for Liverpool. LIVERP ' L N d 20.- - Do minion, for Halifax; Victorian, for N- Tork. PRAWI.E POINT. N v 2n -Passed: Rotterdam, from New York, ior Rotter dam. GLABOOW, Nov 20. Arrived: Cartha gentan, from Philadelphia, via 8t. Joins. OUTHAMPTON. Nov. lt.. 5 a. ra.-Ar-rived: St. Louis, from New York. MOVII.LK. Nov. 26. -Sailed: AstorU. from Glasgow, for New York. K1NSA LE Nov. 30 - Passed: Celtic, from New York, for Liverpool. FU'MK, Nov. 20. -Sailed: Aurania, from Venice, for New York. HAVRE. Nov. JO.-Arrived: La Oas togne. from New York. GENOA. Nov. iSO.-iiailed: Ligurla, for I or a, MONEY AND STAMPS GONE POSTOFFICE AM) STORE AT IIELNER ROHIIIIO OF A BO IT 64H. o i lew to the Thieves-Editor Strick, en srMH rsralysls-Woman Fatally Burns Herself In Delirium. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. KORT WAYNK. Ind.. Nov. 20. The hard ware store of H. F. Dillman, postmaster at Helmer. a village in Steuben county, was burglarized last night and money and post age worth $ti0u were taken. Postmaster Dillman says the stolen money included U taken in at the money order office dur ing the day. The burglars blew the safe with dynamite, but nobody seemed to hear the noise. This morning a quantity of stamps was found alongside the road one mile south of Helmer. Two strangers driving a gray horse were seen in town before dusk last , evening, but no clew to their identity has been found. BROKE GAS CONNECTION""" Causes Narrow Escape of Terre Haute Family from Asphyxiation. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TERRE HALTE. Ind.. Nov. 20. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Biel were found nearly dead from asphyxiation in their sleeping room at 9 o'clock this morning. At the side of the bed their St. Bernard dog lay dead. The gas had escaped from a heating stove connected with the gas bracket by a tube. A defective connection had caused the accident. Mr. Biel rallied Quickly, but Mrs. Biel J did not recover till late to-night. Both will live. Burned Herself In Delirium. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. H I J N T 1 N G To M , lud.. Nov. 20. Mrs. R. O. Michaels, living near Marklc, Hunting ton county, aros in delirium occasioned by t;. i oid fever and secured a lamp while unguarded to-day She took the lamp to bed with her, firing the bed clothing and burning her hands, face and breast, badly. She cannot recover from the disease now, though recovery was expected before the accident. She is the mother of three chil dren, the youngest less than a year old. I Mil AN Y OBITUARY. W. G. Croxton, of Angola, Prominent in Democratic Politics. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FORT WAYNE, Mnd., Nov. 20. W. O. Croxton. of Angola, died to-day, aged sixty eight, after two weeks' sickness with ty phoid fever. He was president of the Steu ben County Bauk and a leading capitalist of Steuben county. He was prominent in the law for many years and a leader In the Democratic nartv of this district. Mrs. Martha L. Merritt. of Mount Gilead, j O.. died here last night at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Olds, wife of Walter Olds, former Judge of the Supreme Court. The body will be taken to Mount Gilead for burial. Other State Necrology. NEW ALBANY. Ind.. Nov. 20.-Lcstor Salyards, formerly of this city, died this morning in a passenger coach in the uuion depot at St. Louis while on his way home from Denver. Col., whither he had gone for his health several months ago. He was unable to stand the high altitude and started home with his mother, Mrs. Sophia Salyards. His condition became worse as he neared home and he died while waiting to change cars at St. Louis. He was twenty-two years old and was a member of Company G. One-hundred-and-flfty-nlnth Indiana Regiment, in the Spanish-American war. WABASH, Ind.. Nov. 20 Gabriel Miller, northwest of this city, died under pecul iar circumstances last night. He and his son were driving home from Akron, and Mr. Miller sat down in the wagon bed to escape the wind. The noise of the wagon prevented conversation, and when the home was reached and the son spoke to the father, he got no response, investigation showed that Miller had died some time before, and was cold and stiff. He was six ty years old. SEYMOUR. Ind., Nov. 20. Freeman E. Scott died this morning at Houston, Tex., aged sixty years. He was a nephew of Col. Horace Scott, who for years was superin tendent of the Louisville division of the Pennsylvania road. Mr. Scott served the road for several years us engineer and later as foreman of the shops at Indianapolis. For the past fifteen years he has been sup erintendent of the railway terminals at Gal veston, Tex. PORTLAND, Ind.. Nov. 20.-John Henizer, a pioneer of this county, is dead at his home here at the age of seventy-six. Mr. Heniser had lived in this) county almost all his life and was known by every man and woman in this vicinity. WILL St IT COMPROMISED. Lllley Estate W IN Be Equally Divided Another Testamentary Contest. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAPORTE. Ind.. Nov. 20. The contest over the construction of the will of Albert P. Lilley. who died two years ago, leaving an estate valued at 350.000. has been com promised and the suit brought in Laporte Circuit Court by Mrs. Clara Coplin, one of the daughters, against her sister, Mrs. Daisy Armstrong, has been dismissed. By the terms of the compromise the rich farm lands owned by Mr. Lilley are about equally divided between the two daughters, their inheritances being subject, however) to the payment of a third of the net in come therefrom to John W. Hewson, guar dian of their mother, Mrs. Sarah Lilley, who Is hopelessly insane, for her care dur ing her life. Mr. Lilley was one of the pio neer farmers of the county. Proceedings to break the will of the late James T. Anderson, another early settler of the county, were begun to-day in the Laporte Circuit Court by Davis C. Ander son and Mrs. Emma J. Copelan, son and daughter of the testator, who allege that their brother. Charles E. Anderson, was favored by the father in distribution of the estate, which is valued at 315,000. Unsound ness of mind and undue influence are al leged. Neither Parent Secures the Child. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAPORTE, Ind., Nov. 20. After listening all week to evidence offered by Benjamin Estes, of Kalamazoo. Mich., and his di vorced wife, Mrs. Alice Eates, of this city, and the arguments of the attorneys in Hickey. in Laporte Circuit Court, decided that neither parent was entitled to the custody of the child and so gave her into care of her grandmother. Mrs. Emma Fildes, of this city, mother of Mrs. Estes. Mr. Estes is a well-to-do farmer in Michi gan and Mrs. Estes testified that she sup potted herself by doing literary work. GAMBLERS A II E HETl RNING. Hartford ity Aaaiu the Mecca of the Careen Tabic (ientrr. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. II A RTFOKI ) CITY, lud . Nov. 20.-At a rn-eting of th.' City Council a week ago Henry Bejraekla, a nifcht policeman, was discharged because the city fathers con cluded that one night atBotf I ould do the work satisfactorily. At last night's ses sion Reynolds asked to be reinstated with out pay. t'ouncll refused the request. Rey nolds claims that it was the saloon and gambling element of Hartford City which was noi. friendly to him that caused his retirement and I' is presumed that he would have retaliated had the t'ouncll reinstated f him without pay. Since Reynold? has been off the force the word has n passed that the city Is again to be made wide open, aud roulette wheels, crap tables and all devices known to the pnrting element are b ing returned here by the sac biers, who had left the city. Editor stricken with Paralysis. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. ML'NCIE, Ind.. Nov. 30. -Thomas McKU lip, an editor and equal owner with Frank D. Haimbaugh. of Uk Evening Herald, was perhaps fr. tally stricken with paraly sis late yesterday afternoon. At noon to day he showed a slight indication of im provement and the family felt some en- couraKement. He was able then to move the hand that had been helpless, but could not epeak. though he made attempts to do so. Mr. McKiilip had worked as usual at the Herald office until about 3 o'clock yes terday afttrnoon. Country Rmidencf Rnrned. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. FRANKLIN. Ind.. Nov. 20. The large residence of Mrs. Flora Pottenger, a few miles east of Franklin, was destroyed by fire at an early hour this morning. The household goods and several out-buildings were nlso destroyed, entailing a total loss of $4.000. The insurance is about $2.Wt. The family had a narrow escape, the roof falling in just as they left the building. A defec tive Hue was responsible for the flre. House und Contents Burned. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. PORTLAND, Ind., Nov. 20. The residence of Lawrence Straley, located at Antiville, north of this city, was destroyed by fire late yesterday. Fire was discovered in the roof and is supposed to have originated in a de fective flue. The contents of the house were destroyed. The house was oue of the oldest in that part of the county and by its de struction one of the landmarks of north Jay county is removed. A Tipton U edditiu. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TIPTON. Ind., Nov. 20. Mr. Charles Fra- llch, of Dayton. O.. and Miss Renie Staats. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Staat, of this city, were married this morning at the Catholic Church, the Rev. Father Krooger officiating. They left this morning for their future home in Dayton, where the groom ia engaged in the lumber business. Costly Residence Fire. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. MAI; ION, Ind., Nov. 2o. The residence in North Marion of Cash C. Bradford, ex sheriff of Grant county, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. The members of the family were absent at the time and the origin of the rite is unknown. The loss on the building will reach $s.000 and the loss on the household goods was 1,500. GENERAL INDIANA NEWS BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL OVER HOOSIERDOM. Malpractice Alleged in a Dnmnge Suit Muncie Wants Milk Inspection Forgery Charges Dropped. ELWOOD. Patrick O'Brien, a wealthy contractor and politician of this city, has sued the Pennsylvania Railway Company and its Richmond surgeon. Dr. Weist, for 110.000 damages. He alleges that his son, Patrick. Jr.. was thrown from a seat in a coach while going from Elwood to Rich mond two years ago, suffering a broken arm, and that through imperfect attention on the part of the surgeon the arm is per manently crippled and deformed. JEFFERSON VI LLE. Reuben Taylor, of Henryville, was remanded to jail for re fusing to testify before the grand jury, and he will be allowed to remain there until he changes his mind about giving evidence. Taylor was summoned to tell what he knew about the "blind tigers" that are said to have been operated so boldly at Henryville, but preferred to be locked up to telling what he knew. LA WRENCEBl'RG. The injunction re cently issued against the Big Four Railway Company by Township Trustee Jacob Span BjffeJ to prevent the laying of railway tracks across the turnpike near Hnrdentown wa.-i set aside by George E. Downey, judge of the Dearborn Circuit Court. The laying of the tracks across this highway caused considerable excitement several weeks ago. FORT WAYNE. Tue annual meeting of Hope Hospital Association, which was held Thursday night, showed in the report of Mrs. Fournier. matron, a total of 631 patients treated during the year, an in crease of SM over the year previous. The increase in revenue was $3,8-45. The hos pital is now on a self-supporting basis. S. M. Foster was re-elected president. WABASH. The betrayal suit for 35,000 and the Stute case of Emma Garrett against Marcus Cory, which was set for trial in the Wabash Circuit Court for next Monday, ended suddenly on Friday when a compro mise was reached by which for a sum not made public the plaintiff permitted judg ment to be entered for the defendant in both ca ?es. BLUFFTON. Thomas Guerley, aged about twenty, who escaped from jail at Kokomo last Sunday morning, was cap tured here Friday by Sheriff Johnson, and will be returned to Kokomo Saturday. He was sentenced to jail for sixty days at Kokomo for stealing a watch taken from a vest left at a dye shop, where he was working. MUNCIE. There is a general demand in the city tor the appointment by the City Council of a duiry inspector. This demand Is the result ot the trial of Samuel and Belty Dragoo, dairymen, who were accused of selling the milk of diseased cows to their patrons, and who are now under bond for $3uu to be tried in Circuit Court. LOGANSPORT.-Benjamin R. Shradcr, the young man arrested in Chicago some weeks ago on a charge of forgery and brought here to face the charge, has been released and allowed to return to his home in Cincinnati, his relatives having succeed ed in satisfying the persons whom he is said to have swindled. TIPTON. Sherman Graham, living near Groomsville. northeast of this city, met with an accident while working with a corn shredder, in which he lost the index rtnger of his right hand and narrowly missed losing his arm. It was his first experience with a shredder. DELPHI. Another case of smallpox de veloped in Pittsburg on Thursday, the vic tim being Edward White. He has been working in the neighborhood of Chalmers, and it is believed he contracted the disease there, where it is quite prevalent. BEDFORD. Opal Bell, brakeman on the Bedford Belt Railway, slipped on a frosty rail Friday. falHag on the track and suf fered the loss of oue foot. He lives in this city and has a wife and one child. LEBANON. C. O. Scott's department store was broken into Thursday night and about $150 worth of clothing was stolen. There is no ch-w to the thieves. RUSHVILLE.-A council of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic social and insur ance order, will be instituted here on Sun day, Dec. 13. Hallways to Be Merged. I THAU AKVII .T.K Ha Xnv 0 T Tcfrcr- son Coolidge. jr.. president of the Old Colony Trust Company, of Boston, and li Atkinson, his Southern representative, have bought the steck of the Tifton. Thomas ville & Gulf Railroad, heretofore owned by the Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad. This is understood to mean that the Tifton, Thomasville & Gulf will be merged with the Atlanta & Birmingham. The date of the merger la said to be tixi J for Dec. 3, wh. D a meeting of the directors will be held here. Robbers Terrorise a Town. MARSH ALTO WN, la.. Nov. 30. Com pelled to remain in their homes tinder threats of being shot, the residents of the village of Green Mountain, ten miles north of here, were Startled by three explosions early to-day. The explosions wrecked the Green Mountain Pank building. The rob bers ran through the streets warning the people to keep indoors and shooting wher ever a light appeared. The robbers se cured Sl.Otn) and - iped on a hand-car. Old Soldier Sent to Jail. FfUJRMTIKLD. DL. Nov. .Jonathan IfcGee, sf New Jerseyvllle, pleaded guilty in the U ailed States Court to-. lay to mak ing false affidavits to a claim for a pension and was sentenced to four months In Jail. i fifty-fourth Illinois Infantry from February, Imk), to oepieniuvr. jooj. Father l.eporc's Victim Bend. DENVER. Col.. Nov. 20. Joseph Sorice. who was shot Wednesday night in th its struggle vMth Father Leper succumbed to his wounds early te-da) Sorice refused to make any statement, ant' the secret of th? tragedy was probably lost forever when death claimed both men. A GlARAVn.LD CTRE FOR PILES Itching, Blind. Hleedtr.g or Protruding Pilo Your druggist will refund money if iAZt OINT splint lau to cur yuu la to 14 days. CHT:AP ZINC PRODUCTION MADE POSSIHI.E RY INVENTION OF TW O INDIANA STl DEXTS. Method of Electrical Treatment of Ore Founders' Hay Is Celebrated at Wabash College. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. BLOOM I NGTON, Ind.. Nov. 20 After months of painstaking work in the chemis try laboratories of the University of Indi ana. William F. Oesterle, of the class of 03, and O. W. Brown, A. M., '96. have discov ered a process that may revolutionize the zinc industry. They have just been grunted a patent on the process, which involves a specially devised furnace, into which the ore is run and there charged with electrici ty, thus roasting the oar quickly and at a considerable lower expense than has been known heretofore. It is estimated that by the use of the new process four men will be able to do the work now requiring the services of Ml men. In working out this process, these investors have solve.! a prob lem in electro-chemistry that has baitied scientists f..r th- last half century. Oesterle Is a Marion hoy. and since leav ing colh-ge last June has been employed as chemist for the Oliver Iron Mining Com pany, of Minnesota. Brown Is now at the University of Wisconsin doing college work, it is stated that a plant will be established either at Marion or Indian apolis. The leading colleg-e men at Indiana Uni versity have started a new club for varsity m n. The p irpocc of the organization will be to promote scholarship, train in the art of debate and public speaking and encourage the literary spirit of its mem bers, who must come up to certain stand ards in some one of these lines before eligi ble to membership. There are at present outside of the fraternitbs and college de partment organizations only two literary clubs in the antveralty. Th- immediate in tim nee of the organization will be to revive interest in euca organizations as once ex isted here in largo numbers. m - WABASH COLLEGE. Founders' Day Appropriately Cele brated n Day In Advance. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. CRAWFORDSYILLE. Ind.. Nov. 20. To day was observed by the faculty and stu dents of Wabash College as founders' day, although to-morrow is the proper date, but on account of the football game the exer daea e i e held to-day. On Nov. &, ls:; Wabash ('(liege wns founded, and the tirst board of trustees was elected the same day. On Nov. B William son Dunn gave the site for the college. On Dec. 3, 1SC3, the college was opened in charge of Prof. Caleb Mills, and in 1S34 it was chartered by the Legislature and its faculty was formed with E. W. Baldwin as president and Caleb Mills, John S. Thom son and E. V. Hovey as professors. In 1835 the present campus was purchased and in January, 1S3S, the present south hall was oc cupied. The next September it burned. In 183S the first class was graduated with two members. Over 4,000 young men have re- elved instruction in the college. The pres idents have been E. W. Baldwin. lJ4-4"; Charles White. 1S41-61; J. F. Tuttle, 1S61-92; 'I ,irge S. Burroughs, ls-99, and W. P. Kane, who was Inaugurated on Feb. 2L 1'jtW, and is the incumbent. The exercises to-day consisted of songs by the college glee club, short talks by faculty members and students and an address by Thomas R. Marshall, of Columbia City. Prof. J. L. Campbell prepared a paper on "College Reminiscences," which was read by President Kane. A few remarks were also made by II. J. Milligan, of Indianapo lis. The invocation was by the Rev. Dr. Nave. INDIANA NORMAL. President Pnrsons Insists on Chapel Attendance Annual Concert. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. Nov. 20.-The musical feature of the year so far at In diana Normal was the concert to-night, with Madame Cecilia Eppinghousen-Bailey, of Chicago, singing from several operas and the Normal chorus assisting. President Parsons this week put a stop to the practice of some students of devoting the time of morning chapel exercises to study. There Is no rule making attendance compulsory, nut President Parsons made it well understood that the wish of the school management was as good as a rule. In a talk to the student body. President Parsons said the membership of the athletic association is not large enough. He thought that as the trustees had provided an ath letic field and otherwise showed a desire to promote athletics the studeuts should take more Interest in it. Purdue Memorial Fund. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. LAFAYETTE. Ind., Nov. 20.-Graduates of Purdue University continue to respond to requests tu aid the memorial gymnasium project. The amount now pledged is very encouraging, and with the fund already raised by the citixens' committee makes s sum that promises a successful completion of the plans. To-day a letter was received by William J. Jones, secretary oC the Pur due Alumni Association, from John R. Har per, Purdue, 1875, now in Santa Fe, N. M. Mr. Harper has the honor of being the first man to be graduated from Purdue. To show his feeling for the college he sent a nandsome contribution, and his letter en couraged the proposition to erect a gym nasium as a memorial to the dead students. Flour Rates Demoralised. CHICAGO. 111., Nov. 20. At a meeting in Chicago to-day of agents of the interested lines the demoralized condition of freight rates on flour from Kansas Citv to gulf ports was discussed at length. It developed that certaiu lines have made contracts which do not expire until the end of the year. On behalf of the Missouri Pacific it was denied that lis agents had been first to cut the rate. As the matter now stands the Santa Fe. the Rock Island and the Mis souri Pacific have withdrawn from the flour agreement, and uo settlement is expected before the end of the y.ar. Decision In an Oil Case. PITTSBURG. Nov. 20. After being out almost thirty hours the jury in the big oil land fraud suit of Daniel O'Day. jr., and others vs. Theodore N. Barnsdall and the Southern Oil Company, rendered a ver dict late this evening for the plaintiffs, fixing the damage at $10.500. The plaintiffs originally asked J75.0U0 damages for alleged misrepresentation of the value of oil prop erty purchased from the defendants for $:.I1.750, based on a daily net production of M8 barrela. Th- production, it was claimed, was much less than represented. Heady to Ia f Depositors. ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Nov. 20.-The Missis sippi Valley Trust Company, which, with fuur otntr trust companies. cxx rienccd a run ou Oct. 27 which w as tennis ite i 1 the trust companies demanding thirty days' notice of withdrawal of deposits, has sent out notice that depositors can secur their money without waiting for the expiration of the time limit, and will promptly meet all demands of savings depositors. It is under stood that the other trust companies will baaaedlately adopt the same policy. Prominent Spaniards Killed. LONDON. Nov. U. -The Daily Mail s Lis bon correspondent says several persons were killed and many others belonging to .he highest familUs. inc luding the Duchess .f Pnlmell, a chief lady in waiting of the Queen's b.-dchamber, w-r severely injured in a railway accident to-day on the Cascas line, thirty-five miles from Lisbon. Killed by r I'anhniullr Train. STUKBKNY1LLK. O.. Nov. IfcPtB iand!e eaaeeagW train No. A. west bound. iiug at high speed to-night, ran ttowi two aen who were walking the tracks. Both vere strangers, but from paiers la their pockets they are thought to be George K. Wood and J. K. Wood, of Now York. Killed by a Cne-la. YOCNGSTOVVN. O., Nov J.-Karly to lay the casing In the Wilson-avenue sewer ptvi way and buried six workmen un l ith te-a feet of sand and gravel Mai tin Timlin and Raphael Chtllo were killed, two ,robably fatally Injured and two escaped ithout injury. Cold Weather Kllllna Yellow Fever. LARK DO. Tex.. Nov. 30. Cold weather I has prevailed again to-day and there Is every probability that it will soon stamp out the yellow fever. The official bulletin lasued to-night is as follows: New cases, nineteen; deaths, none; total number of cs : to date. l.oOl; total number of deaths to date, ninetv-slx. The condition of Dr. R. D. Murray, the dean of the Marine Hos pital Service, who was injured In a run away accident on Saturday last, remains unchanged to-day. EN E0UTE TO MANILA. Twentieth Infantry Starts from Fort Sheridan and Columbus. CHICAGO. Nov. 20. The Twentieth United States Infantry, which has been stationed at Fort Sheridan, left to-day for San Francisco on the way to the Philip pines. The regiment will stay in the East ern islands two years. COLI M BUS, O., Nov. 20. Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Reynolds and the second battalion of the Twentieth Infantry left h. re this afternoon for the Philippine islands, going via San Francisco. The en tire regiment sails Dec. 1.. SAFE CKACKERS AT WORK THE V IJIRECT THEIR ATTENTION TO BIDDENBAIM LIMBER CO. Safe in the Office of the Company Cracked This Morning Minted the Valuables. The safe in the office of the Buddenbaum Lumber Company, at New York and Fine etreeta, was cracked early this morning, but the robbers secured only a few trink ets for their troubles. The safe is a mas sive iron affair and the outer doors were torn from their hiuges and hurled half way across the room. The Inner doors were blown off and sev eral small pieces of jewelry which were in a drawer were secured. The money was inside an enclosure in the safe, to which there was a third irou door, but the cracks men were scared away before they could break into it. Several attempts were made to get into the money box, but so much aoiee was made by the explosion when the outer doors were torn off that a number of persons living in the neighborhood were awakened from their slumbers and they at once called the police. Captain Hyland and Bicyclemen Simon and Morgan at once went to the office of the lumber company and all the patrolmen in the city were notified to be on the lookout for suspicious characters, but the burglars made their escape from the office when the rtrst persons arrived on the scene and they could not by located by the police. COST OF PANAMA CAXAL. To Complete It Yill Tnkr Nearly Two Hundred Million Dollars. New York Tribune. It is estimated that it will cost the United Slates $l&4,$3,36i to acquire and complete the Panama canal, besides the amount to be paid to the government in control of the isthmus for the concession. Already there has been an immense amount of money and energy expended on the canal. It is safe to say that a sum more than sufficient to dig a waterway from ocean to ocean at sea level has been collected from investors at different times in its history. When De Lesseps organized the first com pany in lVtil) for the construction of the canal, it started work with a paid capital of $60,0K),000. For eight years the com pany toiled, employing at times as many as fifteen thousand men. Then came a ne ceeslty for changing the plans and the company failed, after having collected in round figures from the sale of stock and h.mds Of this it was shown naiiv maJn on the ! isthmus amounted to $156,600.000 and that the cost of excavation and embankment proper was Jwjo.hm. The ultimate cost was then estimated at $174,600,000 For several years ! - " I an effort was made to capitalize a new com pany to complete the work, and at last. In 1894, the present Panama Canal Com pany was organized with a paid-up capital of $13.000.000. Since that time work has advanced at the rate of about 1,000,000 cubic yardb of excavation each year. The total amount of excavation up to the present time has been about 81,000,000 cubic yards. Unfortunately only about 40.000,000 cubic yards of this is available for the waterway proposed in 1899-19U0 by the canal comlmsslon, of which Rear Admiral Walker was president. The Walker commission's recommendations included this available excavation in the $40,000,000 to be paid the canal company for its work, maps, records, drawings and the property of the Panama Railroad Company. The commission esti mated that the total amount of excavation which would be required for the canal to be built from its plans, exclusive of that for the Bohio dam and the Giganti spillway, would be 94,863,703 cubic yards. The work remaining to be done, therefore, represents the difference between the amount of avail able excavation which it will acquire by purchase from the Panama Canal Com pany, or nearly three-fifths of the entire work. It Is estimated that the cost of this work will be $144,233.358, in addition to the sum to be paid to the present owner of the property. By the time it is completed more than $450,000,000 will have been obtained In one way or another for use in building the canal, while nearly $312.000,000 will have ac tually been spent In connection with its construction and administration. It was the intention of the Panama Canal Company to make the canal 29.5 feet deep. The increased dimensions of steamers now being built has made it necessary to plan for a much deeper canal, and the Walker commission's plans are for a waterway thlrty-slx feet deep. GOAT ATE WIRELESS STATION. How It Came the Marconi Man Conld Not Call a Ship. New York Herald. Bellowing and emitting from horn to tail uncanny-looking sparks, Jerry, celebrated goat and mascot of the battleship Ala bama, broke the high-jump record for goats at the New York navy yard yester day, while sailor men beheld him with horror. Many and picturesque have been the bat tles abetted by the goat, but never until yesterday, according to the sailors, had he cri. d "quit." He jousted with wireless telegraphy, according to "Toddy" Jones. For several days electricians have been equipping the battleship with a wireless telegraph apparatus. Down a topmast hangs a series of wire hoops which are used to catch the messages flying in the air. A loosened wire tickled the goat's pack. At first he liked the sensation. Then his appetite overcame his manners and he tM ran an Investigation, goat style. In med itative mood he slowly gorged almost a whole hoop. Strange sounds began to be hoard In his hold. He paused in wonder. Up at the Sands-street entrance experts experimented in the new wireless station. They are enthusiasts, and by a strange co incidence just as the goat was full of wires they begun trying to make connections down at the water front. "Dot dash dot dot. Hullo. Alabama! Do you hear anything? Hullo, Alabama! Hullo! H-u-l-l-o!" Never was there a more surprised goat. Dying hairs of his beard became rigid. There was a ratile of dots and dashes In his throat. Then the sparks generated. His whiskers went off "Pop! Pop!" like so many Mausers. Hound and round he ran, with his stub tail sparking like a trolley pole on a uh ty night. Messages came thick and fast. His horns beamed like binnacles. His whole nioanor suggested the diabolical. In fact, the pyrotechnic spectacle might have en.led disastrously had not "Toddy" Jones espied the wire In the illuminatid goat's mouth. Wha n the current had been cut it was tound the internal arrangements of the hardy animal had been uninjured. Smoke however, was observed issuing from the goat's mouth. This was explained by the fact that Jerry had been eating some wood chips before he converted himself into a m : releae reet Iver- 'Thc indomitable animal looked as good as ever last evening and showed only faint traces of shock. Meaaaife on the Caban Loan. HAVANA. Nov. .-President Palma has sent a message to Congress outlining the negotiations cariied on by the commission ers unpointed to the United States for the purpose of securing th loan of $35.000,000 and transmitting the changes and modifi cations required by the Ntw York bankers In order to float the loan. The President of fered uo recommendations. WORLD'S FAIR FINANCES HOW MILLIONS HAVE IU I EX PENDED AT ST. LOUS. Interesting; Report Olvins; ?Ise of Buildinas and the Cost of Each I d to Sept. 30. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. -Thomas H. Carter, president of the national commls- slon of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, has submitted to the President of the United States a most comprehensive statement showing the receipts and disbursements of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Com pany from date of incorporation to Sept. 30, 1903, the progress made by the various depart ments of the exposition, embodying succinctly a general outline of the work accomplished and in contemplation, as a result of the expenditure of the $15.000,000 contributed by the United States govern ment, the city of St. Louis and the Exposi tion Company in equal proportions. The total receipts to Sept. 30 amounted to $10, 3S6.985.58; disbursements. $10,154,096.77, leav ing a balance of $232.888.81. The report says that twelve great exhibit palaces, the smallest covering 4.1 acres, form the nucleus of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Around these buildings cluster the United States government building, the State. Foreign and Concession buildings, and such smaller pseudo-exhibit structures as those which form the model city street, the refrigerating arts building, the medal pavilion aud stock barns and the adminis tration group of permanent buildings. These twelve palaces will have cost when com pleted, exclusive of any interior Installa tion work for exhibit booths, the sura of $6,275,172.33. This is the amount of the con tract obligations assumed by the exposi tion company for these buildings. I'p to Sept. 10, 1903, when the national commis sion made its accounting preparatory to the expenditure of the $5,000,000 appropriated by : the federal government for the exposition. there had been spent on the construction 01 these twelve palaces the sum of $4.0i,408.S5. following is a consideration of these pal aces in detail, la the order of their size: The palace of agriculture Is the largest of the exhibition structures. It covers an area 500 by 1,000 feet, or 18.4 acres. The contract price is $529.940. There had been paid on the building to Sep. 10, 19u3, the sum of $315,920.16. The palace of transportation covers an area 525 by 1,300 feet, or 15.6 acres. The contract price is $tJ92.000. There had been paid on the building to Sept. 10. $336,773.50. The Palace of Varied Industries covers an area of 625 by 1,200 feet, or 14.5 acres. The contract prices is $712,679.60. There had been paid on the building to Sept, $641. 424.28. The Palace of Manufactures covers an area 525 by 1.200 feet, or 14.5 acres. The contract price is $719.599. There had bee paid on the building up to Sept. 10, $464, 206.25. Machinery Hall covers an area 525 by 1.000. or 12.2 acres. The contract price is $510.086.14. There had been paid on the building up to Sept. 10. $378,621.74 The Palace of Liberal Arts covers an area 525 bv 750 feet, or 9.1 acres. The con tract price is $479.917. There had been paid on the building up to Sept. 10. $404,2x6.45. The Palace of Mines and Metallurgy cov ers an area 525 by 750 feet, or 9.1 acres. The contract price is $498,000. There had been paid on the building up to Sept. 10, $31:0,411.80. The Palace of Education covers an area of 525 by 750 feet, or 9.1 acres. The con tract prices is $367,362.98, which includes $37,164. the cost of roofing over the court of the building. There had been paid on the building up to Sept. 10, $280.806.55. The Palace of Electricity covers an area of 525 by 750 feet, or 9.1 acres. The contract price Is MU.S2.U. There had been naid on the building up to Sept. 30. $362,311.82. The Palace of Horticulture covers an area 400 by 800 feet, or 7.1 acres. The con tract price is $22N,872. There had been paid on the building up to Sept. 10, $21,840.53. The Palace of Art is made un of four distinct Davillons. 1 he main section, wnicn is Dormanent. is 348 by 16G leet. The flank- ing pavilions are each 240 by 422 feet. Sculpture Hall, which stands behind the main pavilion, is 100 by 150 feet. The total area of the pavilion is 5.6 acres. The cou- a a I I .. fnor )? r.A reVxwn Ku,.n paid on the building up to Sept. 10. $495, 138 82. The Palace of Forestry, Fish and Game covers an area 300 by 600 feet, or 4.1 acres. The contract price is $171.000. There had been paid on the building up to Sept. 10, $24.667. Besides the exhibit palaces, built of wood surfaced with staff, eleven permanent, red granite, Tudor gothic structures, the prop erty of Wasnington University, recently erected for college purposes, have been leased by the Exposition Company, and are now in its service. A detailed statement of these buildings Is as follows: Administration building, 325 by 118 feet. COSt I250.000.TO Director of Works building, 292 by 100 feet 115,000.00 Anthropology building. 263 by 113 feet 116.000.00 Jefferson Guards building. 207 by 80 feet. 115.000.00 Jefferson Guards barracks, 307 by 63 feet 30.GW00 Iormitorv, 90 by 63 feet 100.000. 0d Dormitory. 246 by 150 feet 215,000.00 Hall of Congresses, 230 by 130 feet. 250,000.00 Board of Lady Managers' building. 306 by 68 feet 125,000.00 Physical Culture building, 182 by 94 feet 150.000.00 Powerhouse. 120 by 150 feet 15.000.00 DECREASING OIL SUPPLIES. Wells Are Not Producta as Fast as tbe Country Is Consuming;. Wall -street Journal. Preliminary figures of pipe-line returns for the month of October indicate that the consumption of Pennsylvania. Indiana and Ohio oil exceeded the production about 600, 000 barrels, made up of a decrease of 200,000 barrels in Pennsylvania and 400,000 barrels in the so-called Lima field. This decrease reduces the sto- .s of Penn sylvania oil above ground . to 5,000,000 bar rels and of Ohio and Indiana oil to 15.400.000 barrels, the mallest stocks in ten years and accounts ofr the 25 cents per barrel advance in the price of crude oil during the past month. It may not be generally known that the Standard Oil Company's policy has been to let the "other fellow" take the risk In pro ducing oil which the Standard Company buys and makes its money in refining, trans portation and distribution. Stocks of crude oil arc getting near the danger point. Since Jan. 1. 1902, the con sumption of crude oil has exceeded the production by nearly 7,000.000 barrels j nd the stocks of crude oil have been drawn upon to that extent. A year ago Pennsylvania crude oil was selling for about $1.35 per barrel an com pared with a price of $1. to-day and indi cations point to still higher prices as the winter Is a period of small production com pared with the summer months and a time of Increased consumption. The Standard Oil Company is advancing the price of crude oil for the purpose of encouraging the production. Drilling opera tions throughout the oil regions are being conducted upon a scale nev-r before known, but uo uow pools have been discovered and the old production Is gradually oecreasing. This is an alarming situation, for oil is the poor man's fuel. Statistics show that there is more lighting by oil in Greater Near fork than by gas and electricity combined and New York statistics apply to other leading cities. Drilling operations In the Pennsylvania oil fields in October produced 815 new w which yielded 5,027 barrels of new produi tion. This is a loss of 2.222 barrels in new production compared with the previous month. At the eiose of October new opera tions were the heaviest on record, but the Iioor showing for the month is due to the arge number of dusters and gassers and the. average yields of the new wells was th lowest ever recorded. Herculean efforts are being made to maintain the supply of hisrh-grade petroleum. In northwestern Ohio and Indiana there were 760 wells com pleted In October and the new production was 10.001 barrels. At the close of October th'-re were L2M rigs and drilling wells In the Pennsylvania held and :dl In the Ohio and Indiana field. Interest In the Kentucky field Is waning, owing to the prevalence of dusters. In October there were but thirty- Cur 4 CoM tasfflcii 2 Ifeyi ?VU ECONOMICAL HOUSEKEEPERS USE WalterBakers BBBMBBBBBBJUBSBSSBS Cocoa and Chocolate Because they yield THE MOST and BEST FOR THE MONEY The Finest Cocoa in the World Costs less than One Cent a Cup Our Choice Rerip Book, rot fr, wto eH jtm bow to m! tt'f and rrM vtrlaty at dAiaij dithe front our Coco aod Chocolsu. Walter Baker 6 Co. Ltd. ESTABUSHSD 179 DORCHESTER. MASS 40 HIGHEST AWARDS I H EUROPE AND AMERICA ttvt or forty new wells completed, none of them of remarkable slse. It Is a mistaken idea thst th. Standard Oil is benefiting' through the increased pri e of oil. For the year W02 it increased th price of crude oil 34 per cent, and the d cance In the price of refined was but M per cent, and the proportion in fsvor of crude oil this year has been far greater. Of course the Standard Oil Company is a large producer of oil through its producing sub sidiary company, the South Penn Oil Com pany, the largest producer in the Pennsyl vania and Wast Virginia field, and it shares in the advance in tha price of crude oil. but the Standard buys the major part of its crude oil. It Is evident that the Texas oil fields are destined to play an important part in the future lighting of the world. The Texas field is producing about 1.400.000 barrels of oil per month or within 100,000 barrels of the Indiana and Ohio production. Tho gen eral activity In the Texas oil refining in dustry Is looked upon as god proof that the refining of the Texas product has passed tht experimental StAgfe There are four or five large refineries in Texas now and the Standard Oil Company, through its sub sidiary company, the Security Oil Company, owning the Hurt refinery at Port Arthur, is planning to expend $5,000.000 In adding to its plant, making it the largest oil refinery in the world. No better evidence is needed as to the success of the treatment of Texas oil for illuminating purposes than this proposed expenditure on the part of the Standard Company. While the quality of the Texas oil is poor compared with the Pennsylvania product and the profit in treatment small, the declining stocks in the other flslds make the treatment of this Texas product imperative. Stocks of Texas oil above ground are estimated at about 14,000,000 barrels. LOWELL BRANDS "PIPE STORY." !fo Truth in Statesneat that I. f. Spe cial Was Nearly Wreched. A thorough Investigation has just been completed by George K. Liowell, general superintendent of the Monon. regarding the report that was published some time ago to the effect thst the special trsln csrry ing the Indiana University students to this city the day of the Purdue catastrophe was nearly wrecked by one of the trucks of a front csr jumping the track snd then jumping back on the rails. He has mstled the report of the Investigation containing the persona testimony of all the employee concerned to R. P. Algeo, the district pas senger agent in this city, and stands ready to show any who may be concerned in the matter that the report is untrue. POULTRY CAR INVENTOR. W. P. Jenkins Renews Old Acquaint ances in Indianapolis. W. P. Jenkins, who was in the railroad buslneas In Indlsnapolis many years ago, and who "struck it rich" when he invented a poultry car. is here from Chicago renew ing old acquaintances. Twenty-five years sgo Jenkins had an office on Virginia ave nue. Strack a Colored Woman. Mrs. Joseph Phillips, a colored woman, living near Norwood, was attacked last night by Robert Bradshaw, who struck her ever the head several times with a loaded whip handle. The woman was knocked un conscious, snd Dr. Mackey. of the City Dispensary, was called. He found it nec ersary to take several stlt hes In the worn- j an s had, but sne was uoi seriouoiy m- jured. Only Sick a Week. Blanche Keely. aged twenty-three, who was born in Minneapolis and who was demonstrator in the New York Store for the Kalamaxoo Corset Company, died st the Union State Hospital yesterday. She was sick only about a week. Her uncle will come from Minneapolis to-day and wlil leave to-morrow at 11:30 a. m. with the young woman's remains. i i Hancock Tresiirer Settles. The treasurer of Hancock county for warded his settlement sheet to the auditor of state yesterday, showing that S24.326.S8 Is due the State. Carroll county pays over $21.032.76 as Its December settlement snd Huntington county will pay S26,o6.33. Union county payi $,952,76. Fonnd the Solution. Philadelphia Record. H- was a green conductor, with a rich Irish brogue, and when a party of ten got on his car and one of the men handed hire j a half dollar he inadvertently rtsg up eleven fares, but he discovered his error i a moment later. "Be gorry. O'lve cheated i meself out av a nickel." he confided to the : man on the bark platform. "That s too had," said the nyrapatnettc psHMg : who was an eye-wltnesa to the occurrence. "What do you do in a caae like that?" The conductor knit his brows into an ominous frown, and finally, as the only solution to the problem, he said: "Wan av thlm wilt have to get off an walk!" A Small Affair. Washington Star. There are times when the 1 ngth of ow old cat's tall becomes so obtrusive that It gets on my nerves. One day recently I happened to te taking my luncheon In av restaurant near a table at which sat two proepero Washington business men "Doesn't Congress meet this week?" asked or. t)h." said the other carelessly. "1 don't know but It does. :n. to think of it; but " and be dismissed the whole mat ter with a wave of his hand "Congress don't cut much of a figure In Washington any more." In the Sunday Journal to-morrow will be an amusing story of tbe way John D. Rockefeller plays golf, with the aid of six boys, and Incidentally transacts business.