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President Fauvre, of the I. & E., Be
fore the Indianapolis Board
of Public Works.
John D. Boroff, of Dayton,
manager of the Inter-State
Traction Railway company, who hat
been in Liberty since Tuesday in th
interest of the proposed electric rail
way, has no hesitancy in saying that
his enterprise will be iushed to suc
cess speedily. The right of way
through Montgomery , and Preble
counties has nearly entirely been se
cured, and seventy-tive per cent, of
the franchise in Union and Fayette
counties has been assured. Early ii
March the surveyors will be started
on the survey from Dayton, O., to
ConnersilIe, Ind. From the latter
city the line may swing slightly to
the northwest through Falmouth,
Carthage and on to Greenfield, thence
over the Eastern traction line to In
dianapolis. Mr. Boroff assures the people of
Liberty that he and his associates are
energetically at work planning every
detail for the construction of the
road, and they only ask a liberal
spirit on the part of the people along
the route over which they will pass
Mr. Boroff will ask right of way over
certain highways in Union county
and a franchise' through the streets
of Liberty, which matter will be
brought before the county commis
sioners and the board of corporation
trustees at the proper time.
The Liberty Heard says it has
faith in the coming of this traction
line, the building- of which will be
of great benefit to Liberty and Unioi
President F. M. Fauvre, of the In
dianapolis and Eastern Traction com
pany, yesterday protested to the
board of public works at Indianapo
lis against its recent action in assess
ing a fine of $50. A few days ago a
man brought suit against the com
pany for the alleged failure to stop
on a signal and the board assessed
this fine. The board reconsidered its
action, and next Wednesday was se
for the hearing, at which both sides
of the controversy can be heard.
Today was set a few -weeks ago for
the Indianapolis and Eastern to be
gin carrying freight, and it was the
only road entering Indianapolis
which did so today. All of the other
roads, the I. C. and S. and the
Plainfield line, pleaded for a further
extension of time on account of the
lack of termina facilities.
On Exhibilion Yesterday at
McNeill & Porterfields. ,
tmte a Jarge number ot persons
were present yesterday affernoon to
witness the exhibition of a new kind
of fuel, the new substitute for coal
The new substance burns brightly,
with a bronze-red flame and gives off
an exceedingly large amount of heat
in comparison with the amount of
fuel used. There is absolutely no
smoke, soot or "sticky" material
left after burning and the amount of
ashes is less than seven per cent of
the total amount of fnel consumed.
In appearance i t is dark, and made
in round or square cakes or large
cubes, according to the size of the
stove or grate in which the new
fuel is to be used. It appears to be
made of clay and loam, with a verv
small part of sand, and the fact of
its being made' in this city will make
the price locally istill lower than it
otherwise would be as all freight
bills, an important item always, will
be eliminated entirely. The inventor
of this new substance. James M.
Dennis, is very sanguine about it
and confident of the final success and
it must be acknowledged, that if all
of this fuel burns as did that yes
terday afternoon, that coal will
stand a slim chance against it here.
Its Superority.
Several points are claimed by its
inventor whereas it is greatly super
ior 'to coal. The item of cheapness
will be an important one, as this sub
stitute for coal can be made for $2.
20 per ton. The other points of su
perority are: total lack of soot,
lack of smoke, amount of heat giveil
off in comparison with the total
amount used, cheapness, long length
of burning ami general all-around
good qualities. The exact time of
the putting of this substance on sale
has not been decided definitely but
the probable time will be this sum
mer, about July or August.
Since the small machine, propelled
by hand power, can not give over
one hundred pounds pressure, the
cakes are not as hard tand
lasting as they wil be when Mr. Den
nis gets new machinery, as the solid
er the cakes, the greater heat given
out and the greater length of burn
ing. A stock company will soon be
formed to manufacture this sub
stance. Several leading merchants
and business men have taken the
matter up and many are willing to
invest capital in what looks like ah
extremely sure thing.
Johnson is Against Tate,
and Rob j
bins is For Him.
The Clarence Tate matter is up be
fore Judge ox today in the Wayne
circuit court. The argument is on a
demurrer fded by Tate's attorney,
Air. jtouums, in ,HuceuiaS
ed to prevent iale Iroin Deing taicen
to Ohio to stand trial for complicity
in the robberv of Mr. and Mrs. Shute.
The attorney for Tate holds that
the fact of Ellis' saying Tate was
there at the time does not necessarily
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mean lie was mere, ana ior mat
reason he is being held and habeas
corpus proceedings instituted.
The case was continued all day and
only one side was heard. It will be
continued on Monday.
Reported About the pity Since Yes
terday. Yesterday Mrs. B. B. Johnson was
in the cellar at her east Main street j
home attending to the furnace dur
ing the absence of her husband and
son, who are at Carlisle, Ind. Mrs.
Johnson was about to attend to the
fire when the gas exploded and blew
into her face, setting her hair on fire
and burning it pretty badly, besides
burning her face and hands. The
burns proved to be not very severe,
and Mrs. Johnson is getting on verv
well today.
Allen Graves met with a very pain
ful accident yesterday. While riding
along the Abington pike his wheel
struck against something and threw
him off, breaking his arm just above
the wrist. Dr. Bulla attended him
and he is resting comfortably today.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 13. The comp
troller of the currency has news of
the 'suspension of the First National
bank of Matthews, Ind.
Excellent Work of the Good Ladies
of the Society.
The busiest
house today is
place at the court
the Horticultural so
ciety's room, where
the awarding oi
and the annual
premiums occurred
dinner was served.
Everyone who has ever partaken of
one of the dinners prepared by the
ladies of this society knows just
what it means everything imagina
ble that is good to eat prepared in a
way that makes it palatable. All
tastes Avere catered to if you didn't
like mince pie you could have pump
kin; if you didn't care for one kind
of meat you could have another. And
oh, the breaa .l butter, and the jel
lies and the jams, ana the pickles,
and the preserves, the sweets ana
sours everything was there in plen
ty, and it was all good and whole
some and appetizing.
Being Put
in Several
Places of
The Kramer Manufacturing eom-
pany are today shipping government
furniture to many places to be put
and custom houses. The company
has work on hand now that they are
trying to finish before they move in
to their new shop. The shipments to
day were to Fremont, Neb., Quincy,
111., Cincinnati, O., Fort Smith, Ark.,
Lafayette, Ind., and Ottumwa, Iowa,
and, in the next few days, they ex
pect to ship to various other points
as soon as the furniture is finished
, Qn last Wednesday they also
shipped to Buffalo, N. Y., Creston,
Iowa, and ban Antoma, lexas
There is considerable furniture
made for the government each -year,
and the local firm is getting its
Take $5,500 in Coin and $1,800 From
Those Present Diamonds
Taken Also.
(By Associated Press.)
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 13. Five
men entered tne colonial club gam
bling resor,t and, at the point of re
volvers, robbed a bank of the concern
of $5,500 coin, and from six men
present took $1,800 more, besides sev
eral diamond studs and rings. The
robbers bound their victims-and made
their escape.
German Neutrality.
Berlin,, Feb. 13. The German pro
clamation of neutrality in the Russo
Japanese' War was issued today.' .
Tie Suez Canal, Under British Con
! trol, Repays Its Cost Every
! Five Years.
In the midst of all this pother
about Panama it is worth while to
call to mind just what the United
States will get when she comes into
possession of the canal. Here are
the items, according to the Book
lover's Magazine:
" Thirty thousand acres of ground
at terminals and along the route.
"Two thousand, four hundred and
thirty-one buildings including offices,
quarters, storehouses, shops, hospi
tals and terminal sheds.
"An immense collection of dred
ges, tug-s, barges, excavators, cars,
locomotives, and other machinery,
nrl fli-nliflne.es.. not considered of
"oif-h present value.
"Work done by the old and the
new French companies, with an esti
mated removal of about 30,000,000
cubic yards of material at a cost of
little more than .$88,600,000.
"Maps and drawings, and the rec
ords gathered by the French engi
neers, valued at $2,000,000.
"The Panama Railway, including
three steamships.
"For these several items the sec
ond, or new, French company is to
receive $40,000,000. Twenty-four
mvll.;ons of this amount, less obliga
tions, will be turned over to the old
company, which had spent at the
time of its collapse, nearly $250,000,
000, largely in promotion.
"The Republic of Panama is to re-
ceive immediately $iv,vvv,vvv ana
annually after nine years, the sum
of $250,000. The United States re
ceives from Panama the grant of the
strip of land five miles wide on each
side of the canal. We are also tc
become sponsors for the continuance
of good order throughout the v new
"The total excavation yet to be
done is estimated at about 95,000,
000 cubic yards, not including the
work at the Bohio dam and the Gi-
erante spillway. The completion of
the canal to a depth of 'thirty-six
feet from ocean to ocean a distance
of forty-nine miles, is expected to
cost about $145,000,000. Vessels will
navigate , the channel at a rate, in
cluding lockage, of four milos per
hour. All sailing craft will be tow
ed not only through the canal, but
upon the Pacific side for a long dis
tance out to sea. .
"The aggregated probable tonnage
is placed at about 10,000,000 tons. Of
Jhis business twenty per.ent. will
consist of coal. To what extent the
canal will prove profitable above the
cost of administration, cannot now
be stated. The Suez canal, under
British control, repays its cost every
years. '
A British View of Them Poorly Paid
Alferd Moselj', who headed a com
mission of thirty English education
al experts, which recently made an
investigation of American schools,
makes the following points concern
ing our schools in an article in the
World's Work:
"The people of the United States
spend a marvelous amount of money
on their public-schools, endowing ed
ucation more lavishly than any other
people in the world. f
"They do not spend enough. The
salaries to teachers are not sufficient
for the service the country desires
and should have.
"One especially notable manifes
tation of enthusiasm I found in New
York Bpstpn and other large cities.
On the East Side, in New York, and
at the North End, in Boston, the
schools in the poorest districts are
kept open at night to give tlie cini
dren of the crowded tenements a
clean and comfortable place to study
their moow's lessons, with' some
one to help them on difficult points.
The children resort to these evening
tudv rooms in surprising numbers,
and the teachers helr them patiently
and encouragingly.
"As a whole, the Middle West is
more intense in matters of education
than other parts of the country. The
schools of the Middle West are new
er than the Eastern schools, and
more modern, because they have no
traditions to get rid of. There is an
,i i i
even greater mirsi ior Hiiowieugu
there than elsewhere, and money is
spent to advantage. The schools of
Indianapolis are among the best in
the country.
, "In brief, I might sum up my im
pressions of American education by
a single personal note. I have plae
ed my two sons in the Hopkins
Grammar School, at New Haven, to
prepare for Yale."
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 13.-William
"J. Lemp, president of the Lemp
BreAving company, committed suicide
today. Sorrow over the recent death
of his son is supposed to be the
The Plan Will be of Advantage to
Parties Seeking Patents,
Marlatt & Dozier, who are archi
tects and mechanical experts, consid
ering the troubles inventors have in
procuring valuable claims on inven
tions, have associated themselves with
an old and reliable firm of attorneys
of Washington, D. C.
The advantage of the movement
will be readily seen by inventors as
Marlatt & Dozier are on the ground
to get the ideas, prepare drawings
and specifications and their' attor
neys are on the ground in Washing
ton to give the matter personal atten
tion through the patent office.
This way will give applicants bet
ter claims and more satisfactory re
sults than can be secured by local at
torneys. It is a move in the right
direction and the firm proposes that
its work shall continue to be charac
terized by thoroughness, intelligence
and energy and the association with
this firm of attorneys gives the as
surance or able and skilltul service
in patent matters.
The business will be conducted
with promptness arid fidelity, while
the terms will be as liberal as pos
sible consistent with good profes
sional service.
Pittsburg, Pa.,
Feb. 13. The State
Bank of Pittsburg, a small institu
tion, which wras capitalized at $50,
000, was closed today by order of the
state banking department.
Burke. The funeral of W. E.
Burke took place this afternoon at
3 o'clock at Cottage Grove, the Rev.
J. P. Chamness officiating. Mr. Burke
died Thursday in Redland, Cal., and
his body arrived at Cottage Grove
this morning at 5 o'clock. Mr. Burke
was a brother of Mrs. W. H. Rigsby,
of nortlj fifth, street.
Utley. The funeral of Lydia Ut
ley, instead of being Monday, will be
tomorrow afternoon at the Baptist
church, corner of south ninth and B
streets, at 2:30 o'clock. After serv
ices the remains will be taken back
to her late residence, and, on Monday
morning, will be taken by 10:10 train
to Burgin, Ky., for interment.
. i '
To Manage About 1,300,000 Acres of
Timberlands in Washington.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 13. Mr.
Frederick Weyerhaeuser, president
of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Com
pany, has signed an agreement with
the bureau of Forestry by which the
Bureau agrees to prepare working
plans for the conservative manage
ment of about 1,300,00 acres of the
company's timber lands in Washing
ton. By the agreement, the Weyer
haeuser Company agrees to deiray
the living and traveling expenses of
agents of the Bureau engaged in the
The Northern Pacific Railway Co.
has also requested that the Bureau
of Forestry prepare working plans
for its enormous timber land hold
ings in Washington and Idaho.
The timber lands of the Weyer
haeuser and the .Northern Pacific
companies are the most extensive
privately owned tracts of land for
which the Bureau of Forestry: has ev
er been asked to prepare working
plans. The field work will begin
next summer. How long it wiil con
tinue before figures enough are se
cured on which to base plans intel
ligently it is impossible at present
to state. The task of putting all
these lands under careful manage
ment is of great magnitude, and only
one familiar with the nature of the
forests of the Northwest can appre
ciate its difficulties. But great as
these difficulties are, the importance'
and value of the work, once accom
plished, far outweigh them. It is
another proof of the profound inter
est and confidence which the West
has come to feel in the practical re
sults of forestry that the two great
est land-holding companies of the
Pacific coast and Rocky Mountain
States, the one representative of the
lumber, the other of the railroad iri-
terests of that country, should have
called on the Bureau of Forestry for
expert advice in managing their
lands. The main timber supply of
the United States is contained in the
Northwestern States, and the great
advances which forestry has made, in
that part of the country must be re
garded everywhere as of general ben
efit. ' v
In a letter to the chief of the Bu
reau of Forestry, Mr. Howard El
liott, president of the Northern Pa
cific Railway, writes these significant
words :
"The Northern Pacific Railway
Company is a large holder of timber
lands in the Northwestern States,
which are now being logged from in
more or less irregular methods.
"Realizing the increasing scarcity
of timber, and the probability of a
more economical use of forest tracts
which we have, and understanding
that your foresters lend assistance to
landholders in the wav of makins?
surveys and plans for economical
forest management, I would ask
whether it would be possible for the
Bureau of Forestry to make surveys
and plans for this company, looking
toward the forest management of its
The work for the Weyerhaeuser
Timber Company is not the first un
dertaken by the Bureau for that con
cern. Last summer a party of for
esters made a studv of the Norwav
pine on the company's lands near
Cloquet, Minn., and a working plan
for these lands is now in prepara
(By Associated Press.)
Matthews, Ind., Feb. 13. Notice
of the suspension of the First Na
tional bank stated that denositora
J would be paid in full. '

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