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States are much interested In the new yale
adopted In this district for their contracts
end on April 1 an hence if an Increase is
SMtsred In the competitive fields, they profit
so much th" quicker.
While none but those In official positions
know what action the convention will take
on the question of a new wage scale, it is
understood from statements made by mem
Mrs of the competitive districts that the
convention will formulate a new scale em
bodying an increase of 1, per cent, over the
old rale, a decrease in the differential and
tho abolition of screen mining. In place
of the screen mining, the run-of-mlne basis
will be adopted. This method provides
that the coal Is weighed as it is mined
by the mln.rs and is a guard against the
operators cheating the miners In the
amount of coal turned out. By screening
much of the coal dug by a miner Is lost,
as far as he is concerned, for he is not
paid for It. In cases wh'To the screens
are allowed to becme old. much coal slips
through and the miner is a grat loser.
At present the regular scale wage is 90
cents a ton on pick mining and 53 cents a
ton on machine mining, but it Is understood
that each of the competitive States will
make recommendations to the scale com
mittee that the n w scale be $1 on pick
mining, with a varied decrease in the dif
ferential, which will mean a larger Increase
In the machine mining than in the pick
mining A member of the national board
and a delegate from District 5. of Pennsyl
vania, said yesterdiiv that District 5 had
come to the convention to tight for an
increase of 10 cents on the ton and a de
crease In differential. His district, he said,
has nothing to gain by the adoption of
the ruix-of-mlne basis, for the reason that
It had been declared unconstitutional in
that State. The fehlt OOBBSfllttt of District
was appointed at a r r.t convention In
Pennsylvania, as was the scale committee
of tho Ohio district at its convention last
week. Delegates from Ohio refused to stato
the figures of the new demands further
than Soy are going ltd ask for an Increase
over the old scale on both pick and ma
chine mining and d-mand the run-of-mine
A meeting of the delegates from the Illi
nois district, almosl M strong, was held
In Tomllnson Hall yesterday afternoon, at
which they appointed their scale committee
to represent their d mands. Illinois will
ask for an Increase with the remainder of
the competitive States. One of tho dele
gates said that they hoped to get the 10
Cont Increase If possible, but that in any
vent they would stand for the run-of-mlne
basis. The scale committee appointed
by Illinois comprises H. C. Perry. A. But
tle. Robert Osborn. of Scale District 1;
J. H. Walker and J. D. Davis, of Scale Dis
trict 2; Joe Hurget and J. Parsons, of
Scale District 2J David Maloy and William
"Welsh, of Scale District 4; John Green and
J. W. Bayer, of Scale District, 5; George
McCarty and A. Sullivan, of Scale District
T; M. Outherle and James Edward, of Scale
District 8; Frank J Hayes and Henry
Jackson, of Scale District j.
The State of Kentucky, which borders on
the competitive fleidn. Is resting on its
oars, awaiting the adjustment of the new
wage scale, one of th- del. gates from that
State said yesterday: "We cannot tell
what we will do about a new wage scale
until the competitive scale is set. If it
Erovides for an Increase, wo likewise will
hsk for one when ire onu t renew our
yearly contracts with the oierators."
Dozen Gatherings in Hotels and
Halls of Citv Many Axes
to Grind.
Districts which hnve axes to grind In the
present convention drew aside In meetings
yesterday afternoon and evening and trans
acted their district business. All the halls
leased by the Central Iibor Union for the
miners were occupied and many of the
rooms of the Occidental Hotel were filled
by the different delegations preparing for
their hands In the convention and framing
resolutions to be submitted to the resolu
tion committee before 4 o'clock to-day.
The delegation, sixty strong, from West
Virginia, held two mfetlngs yesterday, one
In the afternoon and another lust night.
The district expects to have a bulk of reso
lutions before the convention, one of which
will be a plan looking to the redisricting
of West Virginia. It la belli red by the dele
fates from West Virginia th.it if the State
Is divided into 1m districts more efficient
work can be done. As It now stand union
miner In one part of the State are greatly
opposed by the operators, while those in
the other part are on good relation with the
min 1 - Thomas Hagerty, who has
been given cha-gt of the work in West
Virginia, said that he believed by dividing
tho district rnr. could be done in reaching
the unorganlz- d min; I
Committees ( Organize Scale Com
mittee Transacts No Impor
tant Business.
Fifteen resolutions, the contents of which
are kept secret, will be submitted to the
convention at its sessions to-day by the
resolutions committee. The committee met
last night at I'M o'clock In the Occidental
Hotel and organized, electing W. It. Fair
ley, of district No ;is chairman, and W.
D. Ryan, of district No. 12. as secretary.
The committee received a great mass of
resolutions, but m 1 tifteen that will
come to the attention of the convention to
day. A meeting of the lie committee was
called ;it 7 o'clock last ni-,ht in the parlors
of the Occidental. N nCM was trans
acted Saide fr-m the work of organizing
the committee. Thomas Reynolds, of dis
trict No. 12. w.'-s d chairman, and W.
II. Haakms secretary of the committee.
The committee adjourned subject to an
other meeting upon the call of the chair
man. During the emirse of the evening the
other committees appointed by President
Mitchell met for the purpose of organizing
and talking over the wurk before them. No
action was taken forth-r th;m the outlining
Of the curs.s by which the committees
will submit their reports to the convention.
Woman Is Charged with Respon
sibility for Another Wom
an's Death.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. IS -Mrs. J. C. Appel, a
Christian Science healer, was to-day ar
rested on the charge of criminal careless
ness and held accountable for the death of
Mrs. William H. Davis, who died yester
day. According to the verdict of Deputy
Coroner Rougher, Mrs. Davis died from
pneumonia Mrs Y. c. Punt, the mother
of Mrs. Davis, was arrested with Mrs. Ap
pel und held as an accessory. According to
the testimony of Mrs Appel at the inquest,
she had been givinv Mr- 1ivm --absent
treatment. " an 1 attributed her death to the
hostility of th. husiKiud, who opposed
Christian S i n
Failure in Via Iron Trd.
san rBANCiaco, Jam t-fama r.
Church, who form, rly controlled the piß
iron business in this city, to-day filed a peti
tion in Insolvency. lie places liabilities at
1666,000 and i-. t- at $442.500. Mr. Church is
111. but hi.- attorn. says that th. estate is
in good shape and the creditors are well
secured. Ore buying and slumping of the
market are given as the cause of the
Advtaea Vuainot hin-, l.nlior.
MELROI'KN K. Jan. in Th- f. d. ral
premier. Alfred Deakln. after B i -ilta-lion
with the promler of New Bound, lt. J.
seddon. has cabled to the authorities at
Pretoria to the eff. t that Australia, after
an txporience of art, is convinced that
th prohibition of chin.s.- lalx.r i; impera
tive In British cooimunttlea expecting to
Id joy responsible :-.-ir government.
TO et rk a t i.i in om: i it
rake Laxative Urornu Quinine Tnblets. AH
trUKglfte refund the nBOOsy U it falle to cure.
6L W. lirovc's signature u ou each box. 2c
Russia Complains, but Is In
formed She Must Not Inter
fere in Any Way.
Reply of Russia Said to Be Un
satisfactory Views of Vice
roy Alexieff.
SEOUL, Jan. 19 Russia complains that
Korean soldiers are causing trouhle. Korea
answers that Russia must not Interfere. The
tension In Seoul is increasing, and the na
tive press, which probably is Inspired, is
more bitter against foreigners than former
ly. The Emperor's trusted advisers have a
daily council. The Russian and English le
gations have Increased their guards by six
teen. The Japaner. are buying and storing
much rice in northern Korea. The ginseng
trade la dead. The Korean general Ythak
Kiun, whose sympathies are pro-Russian,
has made a veiled threat against foreigners.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. -The only ad
vices received at the State Department
from the fHr East came from Minister
Allen nt Seoul. He reports that Korea Is in
a panicky condition, and there is apprehen
sion of a riotous outbreak at any moment.
The intimation Is conveyed that Interested
forden emissaries are at the bottom of
these disturbances, the result of which may
he to afford sin excuse for Intervention and
the placing of large forces in Korea, thus
precipitating a hostile collision between
Russia and Japan. It Is understood that
tho matter of re-enforcing the United Stales
legation guard at Seoul will be left to the
mutual arrangement of Mr. Allen and Rear
Admiral Evans.
LONDON, Jan. 20 The Port Arthur cor
respondent of the Daily Mail cables that
he has had an interview with Admiral Al
exieff, the Russian viceroy In the far East,
who spoke hopefully of the possibility of
arranging a modus vivendi with Japan. The
viceroy then referred the correspondent to
his diplomatic agent, M. Flancon, who em
phasized tho Impossibility of Russia's
evacuation of Manchuria, and said: "Or
ders were given some months ago to evac
uate New Chwang and Manchuria provided
the Chinese would agree to simple terms,
but owing to the Intrigues of the Japanese
minister with the Wal We Pu (Chinese for
eign board) these orders were counter
manded." M. Plancon declured that the action of
the United States In making a commercial
treaty with China without Russia's con
sent under the existing circumstances, was
unfriendly and undiplomatic. Russia, he
said, would not open or allow consuls at
Mukden and Antung under the present
regime. If Japan wanted Korea. Russia,
M. Plancon said, would not interfere, pro
vl led other powers allowed it. and he add
ed f "Russia did not ask Japan's consent
to occupy Manchuria, neither was It neces
sary for Japan to seek Russia's permis
sion to establish a protectorate in Korea."
M. Plancon concluded by saying that the
United States and other nations were more
interested in the situation than was Rus
sia. The correspondent adds that the action of
the United States government htwl quite
upset Viceroy Alexli ft" - calculations.
LONDON. Jan. 19 A dispatch to Renter's
Telegram Company from Tokio says the
Russian reply Is expected shortly, and that
It is believed it will make some conces
sions, but It Is doubted whether these will
be sufficiently far-reaching.
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 19. It is con
firmed from a Japanese source that Russia,
in notifying Japan of her recognition of
treaty rights in Manchuria, expressly ex
cepts the privileges of foreign settlements,
and it is further said that the United States
had been informed that Japan was disposed
to contest this point, which It considered
vital In the erertise of tradu privileges.
All the newspapers to-day publish edi
torials on the mediation suggestion and de
clare such a step Is unnecessary. The press
generally admits with some Irritation that
n ireat vlet ry has been won by American
diplomacy in Manchuria.
LONDON. Jan. 20. The Peking corre
spondent of the Times declares in a dis
patcn that Japan's latest note is stronger
In to than the preceding one and that
she will neither yield her moderate stand
point nor accept the mediation of a third
power. Not only to the Japanese, but to
the American and British ministers, the
correspondent continues, has China given
satisfactory assurances of her Intention to
maintain strict neutrality In accordance
with Lord Lansduwnc's advice.
LONDON. Jan. 20. The German newspa
pers this morning appear to be paving the
way to explain the Russian retreat in the
negotiations with Japan, and in all the
capitals of Europe opinion now inclines to
pea ful Issue in the far East. In a dis
patch from Tokio the correspondent there of
the Dally Mail says he has learned that Mr.
Kurlno. Japanese minister at St. Peters
burg, has sent In a confidential report In
which he says that a recent secret meeting
of the Russian grand dukes and the min
isters War Minister Kuropatkin and some
of his colleagues declared in favor of peace.
The Port Arthur correspondent of the
Ially Mall declares In a dispatch that
eleven Russian battalions of infantry, to
gether with cavalry and artillery, have been
dispatched to the Yalu river. He mentions
alo an unconfirmed report that the Jap
anese had landed troops in southern Korea.
PORT ARTHT'R, Jan. 19. Four thousand
troops are to leave here to-morrow, bound
northward. Otherwise city life Is normal,
and there has been no exodus of families
Applications by correspondents desiring to
accompany the forces have all been met
with a reply that hostilities are not expect
ed, and. therefore. It would be premature to
Issue permits.
The authorities here state definitely that
Russia has no Intention or desire to Inter
fere in Korea, even should Japan continue
to land small bodies of troops there In con
travention of the existing treaties, as the
Russians assert the Japanese are doing,
under the pretext that they are only rail
way guards.
Kira Menu Beef for Knailnna,
OMAHA. Neb., Jan. 19. Fifty-one cars
of extra mess beef for the Russian army
will roll into San Francisco Jan. 27 and
will be loaded on a transport which will
leave for the Orient Feb. 2. The meat was
packed In specially built casks. The first
tralnload. consisting of twenty-five cars,
left South Omuha Monday. The balance
followed to-day.
ltiitiiin Troops Withdraw.
PEKINC. Jan. 19.-The detachment of
Russian troops at Chlng-Wang-Tao and
8h in-Hal-Kwan have I n withdrawn to
Manchuria. The only Russian troops re
maining in these provinces is a small de
tachment at Tlen-Tsln and the legation
guard at Peking.
Mole mid toli uhiable Munitions.
UEAVKNWORTH. K;in.. Jan. 19. guar-iTmaMi-r
Serjeant Fivd Fella and Private
Harry Hill, of the Twenty-eighth Artillery,
v..:- h i . st. . 1 to-nUht on the charge of
Stealing and selling government property.
They are said to have stolen shells from
mountain guns that were valued at a dollar
each a:, l to have sold thorn to a Junk
dealer for 5 cti.La each.
C3ZEF OF ZBEoZ&QAffittjfämr
Both General Kodama an-1 Admiral Yamagata have col records for ability and eourago in battle, and If war with Russia should
rejult from the present crisis these two com l.and.as undoubtedly will see that the "little brown men" of Japan give a good account of
Effort to Trove Mother of the
Dead Girl Was an Accessory
After the Fact.
AXjUENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 19. After hav
ing examined forty witnesses in Its en
deavor to prove that Mrs. Catharine Bech
teJ was guilty of being an accessory after
the fact in the murder cf her daughter
Mabel last October, the Commonwealth
closed its case at 7 o'clock this evening. Dr.
John Lear, professor of biology at Muhlen
burg College, who testified yesterday that
the stains on articles taken from the Bech
tel home were mad by human blood, was
again on the witness stand to-day. Coun
sel for tho defendant tried to discredit the
biological or Bordet test of determining
human blood which Dr. Lear had em
ployed, but the cross-examination failed to
shake tho direct testimony of the wit
ness. Dr. John Eckert, of this city, who assist
ed Dr. Lear In his tests, wns called to the
stand. The defense objected to Dr. Eckert
t ufylng as an expert on the ground of
youth and Inexperience, but the court over
ruled the objection, stating that. Inasmuch
ns the test was new, there could be no ex
perience of long standing. Dr. Eckert cor
robciatef Dr. Lear's statements and con
clusions regarding blood tests, and declared
all the stains In question to have been
made lv human blood.
I u YV. D. Pennlman of Johns Hopkins
University, an expert on blood, who was in
the city on private business, was subpoen
aed by the commonwealth. When sum
moned to the witness stand he said he did
not care to testify, and especially not as
an expert, unless compensated as such.
The court ruled that as he had been sub
poenaed, he must testify, leaving th
question of compensation open for later de
termination. Dr. Penniman declared the
biological or Bordet test to show the differ
ence between human and animal blood to
be very reliable. The Bordet test, he
said, is abFolute in its conclusions.
Dr. W. W. Eshbach, of this city, who
was present when the blood tests were
made by Dr. Lear, confirmed the latter's
conclusions that the stains on the articles
exhibited were made by human blood and
Dr. C. D. Shaeffer, surgeon In chief at the
Alleniown Hospital, the last witness to
testify, regarded Dr. Lear's tests as re
liable. The cases against three of Mrs. Bechtel's
children. John, Charles and Myrtha. who
are also charged with being accessories
after the fact, were continued to-day Until
the April term of court. Their ball was
Indicted Promoter on the Witness
Stand at London in Own
LONDON, Jan. 19. There was consider
able crush In court and a buzz of anticipa
tion when Whitaker Wright, the company
promoter, on trial on the charge of fraud,
entered the witness box to-day. The for
mer financier was composed and answered
questions firmly. He first related the story
of his life in America, and then told of
the foundation of the London and Globe
Corporation, which, he declared, was pros
perous until the end of 1899, after the South
African war had started, when matters be
came disastrous. The witness added that
he assisted the company out of his private
pocket, lending It between $2.000,000 and
$2,500.000. Previous to this he had prepared
a settlement of $1.500,000 on his family, giv
ing $500,000 to each of his children, but one
day in 1S99 the company's accountant In
formed him that he must have $1,500,000 or
the company would be obliged to suspend.
The witness said he supplied the money,
and consequently the settlement on his
family was never carried out.
Wright admitted that he owned 2,500
shares of the London and Globe Corpora
tion at the time of the crash and said he
tried to Induce the late Lord Dufferln to re
sign his directorship because the newspa
pers attacked him over Lord Dufferin's
shoulders. The witness had intimated to
Lord Dufferln that the position of chair
man of a speculative company was not dig
nified, but Lord Dufferln replied that he
was well satisfied and that he wished to
retain the position.
Wright was cross-examined concerning
his departure for the United States. He
said at the time he felt Justified in leaving,
in view of what had been said in Parlia
ment. He admitted that while managing
director of the company he would sell to
himself as managing director of another.
Questioned on the subject of various Items
in the balance sheet of 1891), he asserted that
the sheet was "straight as a die." He
would never admit anything wrong there
with. eekliiK for Rmtal BurRlars.
CHICAGO. Jan. 19. The police are search
ing for two burglars whom Frank Oliver,
nineteen years old. charges with having
bound and gagged him In his own house
and applied a red-hot Iron to his feet to
force him to divulge the hiding place of
his mother's money. One of the robbers,
it Is alleged, beat the boy over the head
with a lead pipe.
(enrrnl .limine in Straits.
CAPE HAYT1KN. Haytl. Jan. 19. Gen
eral Jlminez. leader of the Dominican revo
lution, is very much crippled by the losses
which his forces have sustained through
the recapture of Puertn Plata by Presi
dent Morales. The troops of the President
are now marching on Santiago de los Ca
balleros, where. It Is believed, the decisive
battle will take place.
II re li l it it eelliiK Iteleaite.
CHICAGO. Jan. 19. Application was
made to Judge George Brown to-day for a
writ of habeas corpus in behalf of Alder
man John J. Hrennan. The alderman was
convicted of election frauds at the last
Judiciary election and sentenced to one
year la the house of correctiou.
Temperatures Range from Zero to
40 Below Delaware River
Practically Closed.
NEW YORK. Jan. Ml Intensely cold
weather last night and to-day caused suf
fering all over the city among the homeless
and poor and the police were kept busy car
ing for unfortunates, several of whom
were found unconscious, one in a dying
condition. The temperature passed zero
during the night and to-day 1 beiow zero
was registered. Dispatches from all over
the Btate report extremely cold weather,
the temperature falling as low as 40 de
grees below zero In the central part of tho
FONDA. N. Y., Jan. 19. All records for
cold weather have been broken in the Mo
hawk valley, the official thermometer regis
tering 38 degrees below zero here to-day.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 19. Reports from
the eastern part of the State show that
the mercury touched 28 degrees below atro
In several places last night, while from 6
to 12 degrees below were the figures giv-n
in nearly all the towns In the coal mining
districts. In this city zero was the mini
mum. The Delaware river is almost closed
to navigation.
ROSTON, Jan. 1. Railway travel was
again badly interfered with to-day owing
to the recurrence of extreme cold weather.
The long distance trains suffered the most
delay. In northern New England during
the night the mercury stood at 2d below.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Jan. Extreme
cold weather again prevails in Connecticut
to-day, the temperature here equaling the
lowest official record of the season. 6 de
grees below zero. Much lower thermometer
readings were reported from outside points,
especially from places in the Litchfield
hills, where the thermometer readings were
from 24 to 31 below.
) WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. The coldest
ireather experienced here since 189 was
recorded at the Weather Bureau to-day.
the thermometer registering 2.S degrees
above zero at S o'clock this morning. The
cold wave, the Weather Bureau officials
say, covers the Atlantic coast area and
there is another following it along the
One Explosion Victim Dead.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
PETERSBURG, Ind., Jan. 19. Joe Kay,
one of the miners who was so horribly
burned by the explosion of a keg of powder
at Carbon last Friday, died this morning.
His two companions are in a critical condi
tion, but there are hopes for their recovery.
Opening Statements for the State
and the Defense Made by Co
lumbus Lawyers.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
FRANKLIN, Ind., Jan. 19. The work of
securing a Jury in the Abel murder cast
was completed this forenoon, the men ac
cepted being John Mclntyre, Henry Carney,
Jackson Powell, Crit Davis, John Bridge
man, Gilford Webb. E. W. McColgin, Sam
uel Christian, W. R, Luper, J. M. Green,
Henry Bogart and Harrison Adams. Most
of them are farmers.
The opening statement for the State was
made by James Cox, of Columbus, and C. J.
Kollmeyer, of the same place, spoke for UM
defense. The Stato will try to prove that
Abel went heavily armed, prepared and
looking for trouble, and that he had no
cauet for shooting Davis. The defense will
endeavor to prove that Abel had treated
his nephew well and been mistreated in re
turn, and that before the fatal shots the
nephew made an attack ou the defendant.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
PAOLI, Ind., Jan. 19. In previous years
the Republicans of this county have not
shown a harmonious spirit in the selection
of their county chairman and in tho man
agement of a campaign. The recent meeting
of the precinct committeemen win n
called together to elect a county
chairman showed more unanimity of
spirit than has been manifested in
years. Hitherto the warring factions
contributed much to the support of the
Democratic cause by the discord manifest
ed. The party at this time shows evidence
of a united effort, and with present condi
tions prevailing during the campaign Just
opened the success of the party in this
county Is assured beyond question. No can
didates have yet been officially announced
for the various county offices, but many
have signified their Intention of doing go at
an early date.
IraUe for W. R. Hen rut.
TRENTON. N. J., Jan. 19. The Brick
layers' and Masons' International Union, at
Its convention to-day. adopted a resolution
praising William R. Hearst, member of Con
gress and owner of several newspapers, for
his championship of organize d labor. The
resolution was opposed by some or the dele
gates, who feared that it would assume the
appearance of the Introduction of politics
into the organization, but the resolution was
nevertheless adopted.
hnrKrd with Eleetion Frauds.
DENVER. Col., Jan. 19. Michael Calla
han and Jacob Schwartz Were arrested to
day on charges of fraud In connection with
the election last November. The complaints
were sworn to by Rev. H. W. Vinkham. a
prominent clergyman of the city. who.
while acting as u watcher at the election,
was arrested for refusing to move on.
Victim of l'conau' l.oH.
ATHKNS. Ala.. Jan. 19 Adam Green, a
negro, to-day secured a verdict of $1.500
damages against D. P. Robkibou foi all g I
The Rev, Francis J. Mullally, an
Irish Preacher Famous
Throughout the South.
NEW YORK, Jan, 19.-The Rev. Francis
J. Mullally. D. D.. a Presbyterian divine
widely known in the South and West, is
uead at his homo in this city, In his seventy
fourth year. In Ireland, whon a lad of
fifteen, he was secretary to Smith O'Brien,
leader of the Young Ireland movement. He
came to America in 18Ö9. and settled in
Georgia, where he entered the ministry
and eventually became pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church of Columbia, S. C.
He uorved through the war as chaplain
of Orr's Rifles In McOowan's Brigade, and
was repeatedly promoted for gallantry In
action. At the end he had the rank of
colonel and a reputation as a chaplain
who fought as hard as he prayed. After
th war Dr. Mullally filled pulpits in Boli
var. TVnn.; Covington, Ky.; Sparta, Oa.;
Lexington, Va., and for a time was presi
dent of Adger College In South Carolina.
His last charge was at Scotland, S. D.
Dr. Mullaly's letters on Presbyterian
doctrine attracted wide attention.
John Bf Draiumond.
CHICAGO, Jan. 19. John N. Drummond,
former vice president of the Wabash Rail
road, died of paralysis at a hotel here to
day. Mr. Drummoud was born in Bristol,
Me.. In March, 182. Mr. Drummond was
the secretary and treasurer of the Wabash
Railroad during its construction, remaining
in that capacity after its completion until
elected to the first vice presidency of the
company. In 1880 Mr. Drummoud resigued,
and has since then devoted his time to his
private business affairs.
Other Deaths.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Jan. 19. Adjt. Gen.
John S. Saunders, of the Maryland National
Guard, died this morning at the home of his
daughter. Mrs. Hullard. wife of Lieutenant
Commander W. H. J. Bullard, at the Naval
Academy. He was sixty-eight years old.
General Saunders had been sick for several
months with a serious stomach trouble.
General Saunders graduated from West
Point in 1S5S. standing fifth in his class.
At the outbreak of the civil war he entered
the Confederate army and became assistant
inspector general. Later he was appointed
assistant ordnance officer of the Army of
Northern Virginia.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 19. Capt. Daniel
G. Parr, one of the oldest and wealthiest
citizens of Louisville, was found dead In
bed to-day. He at one time operated a line
of boats on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
He gave large sums to many Baptist Insti
tutions. LAWRENCE, Kan., Jan. 19. Judge Shel
ton C. Spender is dead at his home here,
nfter a long illness, aged seventy-four. He
took an active port in the earlier border
troubles, and in tho civil war was commis
sioned major in the Thirteenth Kansas Vol
unteers. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Jan. 19. H. E.
La. Id. a well-known real-estate dealer, died
at his home here to-day. It la estimated
that Mr. Ladd had property valued at $1,-
COLUMBUS, O., Jan. 19. Chief of Police
John A. Russell died to-day as the result
of a stroke of apoplexy suffered yesterday
COLUMBUS. For several weeks all work
on the new German Lutheran Church has
been at a standstill on account of the fail
ure of the glass for the windows and tran
soms to arrive. The glass arrived Monday
and was set up Tuesday. Nearly every
window in the church Is taken for a me
morial by some member of the congrega
tion and one large window in the front was
put in by the Ladles' Aid Society In
mmory of the late Rev. C. A. Trautman,
a former pastor of the church.
CONNERS VI LLE. Five Republican can
didates have appeared and are hustling for
the nomination of Bheriff of Fayette coun
ty, and four other? are being sought after
by the office to fill the coroner's chair.
From all Indications the City Council will
be entirely new, and a scramble Is prom
ised for mayor and several prominent citi
zens having been mentioned as good tim
ber. The Good Citisens' League will make
its influence felt, and may possibly nomi
nate a ticket.
LAWRENCEBURG. The annual meet
ing of the Sixteenth district Knights of
Pythias was held in this city Tuesday. The
afternoon session was held In the L O. O.
F. opera house. The welcoming address was
delivered by John H. Russe, P. S. R., and
responded to by H. C. Williams, D. G. C.
Other addresses were delivered by Thomas
B. Mathews. S. R., of Kentucky; Merrill
E. Wilson, G. C, and R. E. Slater. The at
tendance was very large.
Superintendent Whittaker. of the Reforma
tory, waited for instructions as to whether
or not to release Charles Terry, the convict
whose sentence was changed from one to
fourteen years to one to three years by the
Allen Circuit Court last Saturday. Super
intendent Whittaker will not, however, give
up the pris.inor until he consults with the
attorney general.
SPENCER. Clerk John N. Sloan has
Äade a certificate of the disability of Judge
Milton H. Parks, who was stricken with
paralysis in August, 1902. and who has not
bfen able to serve In Owen county since
that time. The matter of the appointment
of a judge pro tern, will come up before
Governor Durbin, the certificate of the
clerk of Morgan county having been filed
some time ago.
MADISON. L. P. Newby, of Knights
town, Inspector general, on Tuesday night
Inspected Madison Commandery No. 22,
Knights Templar. Charles F. Neal,
president .it" th central boaffl f endow
ment rank. Adjutant General George W.
Powell and Brig. Gen. C. R. Jones will ad
dress the district meeting of Pythlans here
on Wednesday.
LAFAYETTE The Tippecanoe Counts
Farmers' Institute and Homemakers' As
sociation brought its annual meeting at
Purdue University to a close on Tuesday,
after the most interesting and largely at
tended sessions in the history of the so
ciety. SHELBY VI LLE. An advisory board of
the children's home societies has been
organized at Falrland with the following
officers: J. B. Plymate. president; Dr. Tüll,
vice president; Mrs. Rachael Tomlinson,
p rotary; Mrs. John Totten, treasurer.
WABASH. The township convention of
Noble township will be held here on Feb.
6, at the time the delegates to the county
convention are nominated. In five other
townships of the county th couventious
Wiil be held Uic uuv Ujjf.
Baptism of the Savior Is Commem
orated with Great Ceremony
at St. Peiersburg.
Grand Dukes, Court Officials and
Army Officers Gorgeous Dis
play of Uniforms.
ST. PETERSBURG. Jnn. 19.-The Czar
made his fir6t public appearance this season
at to-day's solemn ceremony of blessing the
waters. In the orthodox church this rite
Is commemorative of the baptism of the
Snvlor. It took place in an open chapel,
built out on a quay, extending far from th
winter palace. It was preceded by a re
ligious service within the palace, which was
attended by the imperial family, with the
exception of the Czarina, whose condition
was such as to prevent her being present,
and the court officials, nobility and repre
sentatives of the foreign powers. The lat
ter drove to the palace In great state, with
outriders, wearing the traditional hunting
knives, belts, caps and streaming plumes
of the national colors.
The scene outside the chapel was ex
tremely Impressive. The thermometer regis
tered below xero. and the atmosphere an
clear. In the background was the sprawl
ing, pink city, snow-mantled, over which
the gilded domes of the churches hung like
golden bubbles blown against a blue sky.
In front waa the broad, froxen Neva, the
banks and bridges massed with humanity.
Along the quay the people were held back
by a troop of mounted gendarmes. The
bare-headed procession moved through dou
ble lines of imperial Infantry and a sailor
guard from the palace to the chapel, with
the cross and gospel held aloft, preceded
by the metropolitan and higher clergy, in
gold-embroidered vestments, with church
banners, and followed by the scarlet
gowned court choir, the chamberlains and
other court officiate.
Then came the officers of crack regiments,
without their overcoats, thus permitting a
gorgeous disrlay of uniforms, bearing the
battle flags of the empire. Next was the
magnificent chevalier guard, in white tunics
with gold cuirassiers and double-eugled hel
mets, hussars and red lancers, with sable
tipped headgear and crimson facings.
The grand dukes Immediately preceded
the Czar, who carried himself easily. He
wore a simple uniform, that of the famous
Preobrajensky Regiment, the cross of St.
Andrew glittering on his breast. This was
his only decoration. The Cxar, who held
his helmet in his hand, looked strong and
A rocket streaming tip from the middle of
the river signaled his Majesty's appearance,
which was greeted with a salvo of artillery
of 101 guns from the fortress of SS. Peter
and Paul, punctuated with the simultaneous
chiming cf bells throughout the city.
When the Czar had taken up his position
in the chapel and the ice below had been
broken, the metropolitan blessed the shad
owy waters and the cross was dipped thrice
The diplomatic corps and the ladies of the
court witnessed the brief ceremony from
the window of the palace. United States
Ambassador McCormick and Mrs. McOr
mick, Secretary Eddy, of the embassy, Na
val Attache Smith and the Japanese minis
ter, M. Kurlno, wer among those present.
When the rite was finished thousands of
people swarmed across the ice and dipped
up water with which to sanctify their
Similar ceremonies were observed
throughout Russia.
The diplomats, exchanging views at the
palace, unanimously agreed that the Russo
Japanese situution has much improved.
GREENWOOD, Ind.. Jan. 19 The body
of Mrs. Flora Belle Silver, of Hoopeston,
111., who died at the Deaconess Hospital,
In Indianapolis, was brought here to-day to
the home of her son, Mr. Earl Wheeling.
Mrs. Silver was born here forty-eight years
ago and on June 15. 1878, maxrled Dr. S. W.
Wheeling, w,ho died In a short time. Most
of her life was spent here until In Septem
ber. 1902, she married William M. Silver,
and since then she lived lu Hoopeston. She
was a member of the Methodist Church.
The funeral will be in the Methodist
Church here on Wednesday afternoon.
MoNTICELLO. Ind., Jan. 19.-Mrs. Eliza
C. Rothrock died at her home In this city
ths morning, aged eighty-eight years.
Born In Lewiston, Pa., she came to this
county In 1838 and was at the time of her
death the oldest resident here. Her sur
viving children are Mrs. J. S. Wigmore,
Mr. J. B. Rothrock and Mr. S. A. Roth
rock, of this place, and Mrs. Isabelle Haii
num, of Denver, Col.
LAFAYETTE. Ind.. Jan. 19 George Da
vis, a veteran at the Soldiers' Home, died
yesterday of paralysis at St. Elizabeth i
pital. to which he was removed from the
Home a week ago. Davis waa born in Car
roll county, Ohio, seventy-two years ago,
and served In Company F, Twenty-third
Missouri Infantry. He left two children in
Cyclone, Ind.
SHELBY VI LLE, Ind.. Jan. 19 After a
sickness of three years Jacob Moulder, one
of the pioneers of this city, died at his
home here last night. He was born in Ger
many, but when quite young located In
Shelby county. At the time of his death he
was over eighty-two years old. The widow,
live daughters and four sons survive.
EVANSVILLE. Ind.. Jan. 19 -Charles
Habbe died to-day of Bright's disease. For
the post year he had been In business In
Brooklyn. His home Is in this city, where
he passed away. He was formerly activ.
in local Democratic politics, and for many,
years was in the clothing business here.
COLUMBUS. Ind.. Jan. 19 Isaac Hen
drickson died at his home in Taylorvllle
this morning at the age of eighty. He was
born In Kentucky, and came to this county
over sixty years ago. Until latelv Mr Hen
drickson was a farmer, but poor health
compelled him to give up active work.
WABASH. Ind., Jan. 19. Jonathan Click
aged ninety-five, died near Paw Paw, on
the Miami county line, early this morning.
He had been a retddent of this part of the
State for over fifty years. Death was due
to old age.
MARION. Ind., Jan. 19. Miss Geronlca
Snavelly, aged seventy-one. died suddnlv
to-night at 7 o'clock of hart failure She
had been in excellent health up to the time
of her death.
BEDFORD. Ind., Jan. 19.-Miss Betsy Mc
Coy, probably the oldest woman in south
ern Indiana, if not in the State, is dead at
her home near this city, at the age of
One Paaneiiiter Itinlly Hart.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
collision occurred last midnight bet we. n a
Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern passenger
train and the suburban Pittsburg, Cincin
nati, Chicago & St. Louis train which con
nects this city with New Albany and Imutm
vllle. Two coaches of the suburban train
were badly damaged and one pass, nger
Edward Kleesph-s. was badlv injured.
Swore (It the Telephone.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
JEFFERSi NV1LLE. Ind.. Jan. 19.-Lon
Lewis was arrested to-day on a charge of
provoke for cursing Ned Harbin over the
telephone. The men have not been on good
t'-rms for some time, and Harbin alleges
that Lewis "called him up" and then pro
ceeded to berate him. using indecent tad
harsh language. The trouble will be aiml
in Police Court to-morrow.
strike of Ola Worker.
Special to the Indianapolis Journal.
MARION. Ind.. Jan. in -At the Diamond
Window Glass factory at Gas City this
evening, 150 men v.tlk-d nut and the plant
Was closed because of the refusal of the
management to pay the Philadelphia wage
settle of the- VYiuduw Glass W 01 kerb
Weighed Only Five
Restless, Cried Day
and Night.
Dr. Miles' Nervine Did
Wonders, Cured Her.
A 1 tde over two years aro I had a little,
r.enrous baby who weighed onhr fire pounds
at birth. At nr&t she was restless and cross
sni after she was four weeks old she cried
day and night, and would not sleep without
narcotics, bhe was 0 nervous that we did
not dare to move when she did sleep s short
t me, as the would wake screaming as
though she was gun to hare a fit We
called a doctor; he waited it infantile colic;
raid he could relieve her, ould not cure her.
After a short time the effect of his medicine
wore off and I was in despair. I tried all
known home remedies and innumerable,
patent medicines. At last I gave her
lr. M.Irs' Restorative Nervine and she
was easy and slept without narcotics. Since
that tir.c I have ustd a dosen bottles
and would not be without it I am now giv
ing it to snother baby and k has the same
cdect, immediate relief akrivs." Mrs. Vin
cent Zidek, Verona. N. D.
"Three years ago I was taken with nervous
prostration, which brought on heart trouble,
and my heart would palpitate at every little
noise. I had smothering spells so that at
t:m-s 1 would nearlv sink gwsjr. 1 fot one
bottle each of lh Miles' Nervfue and Heart
Cure and I could feel rood remits from the
first few doses. Thev neve since effected a
permanent cure. I recommend Dr. Miles
Remedies to all who suffer as I did." Mrs
G. C. lames, Fairmont, Nebraska
All drugi-ts sell and guarantee first bot
tle Dr. Miles' Remedies, send for free book
1 n Nervous and Heart Diseases. Address
Dr. Miles Medical Co, Elkhart, lad.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19 Weather fore
cast for Wednesday and Thursday:
Indiana Fair on Wednesday. Thursdays
rain or hiow and colder; fresh northwest
Illinois Fair on Wednesday; colder in
north portion. Thursday rain or snow; cold
er in south portion; fresh northwest winds.
Ohio Fair In aoutc. snow or rain In north
portion on Wednesday. Thursday rain or
snow and cold; fresh south winds.
Kentucky and West Virrlnla Fair on
Wednesday. Thursday fair and colder.
W is .onaln Snow and oolder on Wednes
day. Thursday fair; fresh northwest to
north winds.
Lower Michigan Snow and colder on
Wednesday. Thursday fair, except snow in.
southeast portion; fresh west to northwest
Missouri and Kansas Rain and colder oa
Wednesday. Thursday fair.
Tennessee Fair on Wednesday. Thurs
day rulu and colder
Iowa -Fair on Wednesday, except snow
in southeast portion; colder. Thursday fair.
North Dakota Fair and not so cold on
Wednesday. Thursday fair and warmer
South Dakota Fair on Wednesday.
Thursday fair and warmer.
Nebraska Fair on Wednesday and Thurs
day. Minnesota Fair on Wednesday; colder In
east portion. Thursday fair; fresh west
Local Observations on Tnesday.
Bar. Tern. R H. Wind. Weither. Pre.
7 a. m.. 30.38 18 85 8 east. Clear. 0.00
7 p.m. .30.18 46 South. Cloudy. 0.00
Maximum temperature. 4S; minimum tem
perature, 18.
Comparative statement of mean tempera
ture and total precipitation on Jan. 19:
Ttm 'rf
Normal 28 0.0
Mean S3 0.00
Departure for day 5 AOS
Departure since Jan. 1 88 1.21
Plus. W. T. BIrTHF..
Section Director.
Yesterday's Temperature.
Stations. 7a.m. Max. "p.m.
Abilene, Tex 60 72 08
Amarlllo. Tex 32 4 60
Atlanta, Qa 30 42 36
Bismarck. N. D I 4 10
Buffalo, N. Y 4 2;
Cairo, 111 38 54 52
CalRary. N. W. T -2) 14
Chattanooga, Tenn .... 36 40
Cheyenne. Wyo 16 34 26
Chloaejo. Ill 16 .x 38
Cincinnati, O 18 SO 46
Cleveland, O 0 36 36
Columbus. O 10 42 40
Concordia. Kan 4" S
Davenport, la 22 46 30
Denver, Col 22 42 b
Dodge City, Kan 30 56 40
Dubuque. Ia 20 46
Duluth. Minn 16 24 26
El Paso. Tex SO 68 60
Galveston. Tex 68 62 9
Grand Junction. Col .... 20 44 40
Grand Rapida, Mich MM 6 40 40
Havre. Mont 8 4 4
Huron. S. 'D 8 y 6
Helena. Mont ... 14 14 4
Jacksonville. Fla 50 66 50
Kansas City, Mo 30 56 42
Lander, Wyo . 6 22 26
Little Rock. Ark 46 64 60
Louisville. Ky 24 54 50
Marquette. Mich 10 21
Memphis. Tenn 44 56 54
Modens. Utah 10 86 28
Montgomery. Ala 28 54 50
Nashville. Tenn 34 54 a
New Orleans. La 62 62 60
New York. N. T 0 14 14
Norfolk, Va 16 T4 22
N-.rth Platte. Neb 24 M 28
Oklahoma. O. T 54 66 64
Omaha. Neb 30 30 26
Palestine. Tex 54 72 68
Parktrsburg;. W. Va... 14 v; 40
Philadelphia. Pa 0 14 12
Pittsburg. Pa 2 36 34
Pueblo. Col 11 42 3
Qu' Appelle. N. W. T. . . 1 2H -M
Rapid City. S. D 14 30 20
St. Louts. Mo 22 56 M
St. Paul, Minn 22 10 L")
Salt Like City. I'tah... 22 38 32
San Antonio. Tex 60 7 71
Santa 1 v. N M 26 4. 40
Bhraveport, Ia 4 7..
Springfield, 111 26 46 4.
Springrleld. Mo 40 V r ;
Valentine. Neb 16 y, 18
Washlnginn. D. C 2 IS
Wichita. Kan 50 70 64
Death of Two Pioneer.
flperi&l to th Indianapoll Journal
FRANKLIN. Ind.. Jan. 19 Joseph 8.
Nay and Mrs iVriln.i Br.ir.HMn. tw. ..f th.
pioneers of the county, are dead. th Ir
deattke occurring but a fern- hours apart. Mr.
Nay lived In Nineveh township and for sev
eral . had tw.-n totally Mind Mrs.
Uranigan was eight y-two years old and die
A i p I e u t t - M 1 1 e 11 i Nuptial.
Sp la I t the Indianapolis Journal.
W KANKl.l N. In.l . Jan. ll Cards have
bvn received announcing the marrian at
Pelawan 4 Miss Pearl Mullents. jf
th.a c im! Uartho4on M-p'-tcat- a
k -meas man of Franklin. They will
Itv at home here after 1 eu iu

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