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But as There Has Been no Arrests
Names are Withheld.
The rrand jury has been in session
some time tand adjourned Saturday
after making its report.
There are indictments against sev
eral parties for various offences, but
as no arrests are made we will give
no names. Following' is the report:
To the Hon. Henry C. Fox, Judge
of the "Wayne Circuit Court:
The grand jury for the February
term, 1904, of said court, submits the
following report:
"We have investigated ami examined
into the case of every person now
confined in the county jail and not
under indictment.
"We have visited the county jail and
found the same to be kept as clean as
the existing circumstances will per
mit. "We reewmmeud that the floors
of the bath and water closet, both
upper and lower, be repaired and a
new floor be put in for both places
and that the cells and interior of the
jail be painted. The windows and
sashes of the same should be repaired.
In the cellar proper facilities should
be provided to carry off the water
used in cleaning the cells. The en
tire floor of the cellar should be ce
mented and drainage provided for, as
the cellar is now in a very unsanitary
The walls and ceilings of the jail
kitchen should be papered or painted.
"We have visited the County Poor
Farm and found that institution in a
satisfactory condition. The inmates
are well cared for, well fed and well
clothed. "We recommend, however,
that the following changes be made
fer comfort, sanitation and economy.
The woman's bath and water closet
should be repaired and a bath and
water closet should be placed on the
second floor of the woman's building.
With the existing arrangement all
slops and offal from the second floor
must be carried by hand to the lower
sinks, necessitating much unhealthful
and disgusting labor. "We also recom
mend that the old building which
forms the west wing of the original
house and which is now vacant be re
moved and that the material so far
as is possible be used to build an ad
dition to the woman's building, in the
rear of the dining room, to be used as
a kitchen.
The range for the cooking is now
in the dining room, and in addition to
the fact that it occupies a large por
tion of the dining room, in warm
weather the heat from it is so intense
as to effect those eating in the room,
and also make it difficult to induce
help to come to the farm to assist in
that department. The second story
of this addition will give extra room
in the woman's department and we
recommend it in the place of the erec- j
tion of a new building which is now
being proposed. All of these changes
and improvements can be made for
an amount not exceeding $1."00.
Among the inmates of the institu
tion is one August Larson, a compar
atively young man who is incapaci
tated for general work by an injury
which he received some years ago by
being struck on the head by the fall
ing limb of a tree. It has been sug
gested that trephining would relieve
his condition, and Ave recommend that
the surgeon of the farm make an ex
amination with this view, and if ad
visable that it be done; that the said
Larson may be able to earn his own
living and cease to be a charge upon
the countv.
An inspection of the Home for
the Friendless shows that institution
well managed and the inmates well
oared for.
"We earnestly recommend that, there
"be some change made in the jail facil
ities of that place. The cell-house is
small and it is frequently necessary
to confine those of unsound mind with
those who are locked up for criminal
offenses. A small sum of money
would provide additional and needed
room. This cell-house is lighted in a
dangerous manner by coal oil lamps
and heated by a stove which in such
a place is a dangerous feature. The
rooms of the house adjoining are
lighted by gas and heated by furnace
and for the safety and comfort of the
inmates that the lighting and heating
arrangements of the building be ex
tended into the cell-room.
We insist that these recommenda
tions be brought to the attention of
the county commissioners, that they
may have an opportunity to investi
gate the feasibility of them.
There being n further business be
fore grand jury we hereby ask to be
A. D. Bond, Foreman.
i city jail
Arrested This Morning at 7:30 and
Died Before Eleven
James "Williams died suddenly in a
cell in the city jail this morning
some time between 9 and 11
o'clock, lie was arrested this morn
ing on a charge of drunkenness and
placed in a cell. The turnkey saw
hi mafter that, and he appeared to be
the same as when he left him, and,
on visiting him again shortly before
31 o'clock, to his surprise, he found
him cold in death.
Coroner Markley was called and
pronounced death due to heart fail
ure, superinduced by chronic alcohol
ism. "Williams has been in jail sev
eral times in the past few months.
His remains were taken to Down
ing's undertaking establishment to be
prepared for burial.
Mr. "Williams was boarding with
Mr. Mitchell on north seventh street,
his wife being divorced from him
some time ago.
He was the father of Oscar Wil
liams, wJio works at the piano fac
tory, and James Williams, who is em
ployed at Louck & Hill's.
The deceased was about sixty-two
years of age.
A Few Items Gathered From the
Temple of Justice.
Wm. A. Lewis, guardian of Lar
kin T. Bond, asks for an order to
transfer certain certificates of stock
to him as guardian. The request was
C. B. Hunt was appointed execu
tor of the estate of John L. Thomp
son. Henry T. Bond filed final settle
ment in the estate of Orlinda Eliz
abeth J3ond.
Santford Wilson tiled final settle
ment in the estate of Emily Davis El
liott, i
A marriage license was issued to Dr.
Arthur E. Vinton, of Muncie, and
Miss Florence Nixon, of Fountain
Final settlement was
made bv
Phoebe Tills tn on
estate of Hosea
Anna M. Haughty filed final set
tlement in estate of Samuel Dough t v.
IJalph Husson returned this morn
ing to Indianapolis after spending
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hus
son of east Main street.
THE;EBB of life is fast receding and the
Dr. Osier Has Returned to His Bedside His Death is Mo
mentarily Expected.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Feb. 15. 11 a. m.
The senator's brother said the pa
tient had a slight rally, but it gave
no hope.
Washington, Feb. 15. Senator
Hanna has been unconscious since 3 j
o'clock this morning, except to talk
,or know about' his own case. The
doctors say he has been .unconscious
since Friday afternoon. At 12:30
Secretary Dover was hurriedly called
to the sick room. All members of the
family were also summoned to his
Washington, Feb. 15. At 1:00
another saline injection was given.
His respiration improved, and the
physicians say he may live an hour
and a half.
Washington, Feb. 15. President
Roosevelt called at 3 p. m. and was
shown to the apartments of Senator
Hanna. He left at 3:20 and said the
fight against great odds was marvel
ous, but that the senator was sinking
Washington, Feb. 15. Dr. Osier in
formed Governor Herick at 2:45 p.
m. that Hanna might live many hours.
He said he had expected death sooner,
and its coming at any time would not
cause surprise.
Washington, Feb. 15. A bulletin,
issued by the physicians at 2:30,
says: "The senator is sinking sfcw
Iy. Respiration is 52, pulse scarcely
perceptible, temperature not taken.'
Dr. Osier has returned.
AT Earlham College What Will be
Done. '
Announcement has been made of
the summer school which will be con
ducted by Earlham college this sum.
mer. Each year these schools are
conducted by different professors.
Professor Elbert Russell, head of the
Biblical department, will be the in
structor in that department. Prof.
Cyrus W. Hodgin will be the instruc
tor in history, and Prof. W. N. True
blood will have charge of the depart
ment of literature and Prof. E. P.
Trueblood will be in charge of the elo
cutionary department. Richard W.
Barrett will be in charge of the Latin
course, and the pedagogical depart
ment will be in charge of Irving
King. Prof. Daniel R. Ellabarger,
principal of the high school, will be
the mathematics teacher, and Mark
Marshall, who has been a student in
Michigan university, will be the as
sistant in biology.
These summer schools have, proved
invaluable to many persons who
could not take courses during the
winter and for teachers who wish to
"brush up" their knowledge during
the period when the public schools
are dismissed.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. An offi
cial report of the naval battle at
Port Arthur says the Russian loss
afloat were two officers wounded, six
men killed and 54 wounded. In the
forts two men were slightly wounded.
Harry King has returned to Indi-
qnapolis after a visit with Mr. arid !W,H nave work tomorrow night in the
Mrs. W. L. King, of south eighth I fellow craft degree. Several candi
street. Jates.
Sunday a Favorable Day.
"Washington, Feb. 15. Sunday hart
teen regarded throughout as the cru
cial day in Senator Ilanna's heroic
battle for life. It began with assur
ances of quite an optimistic character.
The news of the day from tho sick
room was announced shortly after 7
o'clock a. m. The senator, the doctors
said, had passed a perfectly quiet
night. His temperature at 7 o'clock
was 103.8, pulse 120 and was strong
and regular and his respiration was
declared to be satisfactory, although
no figure was given.
At Intervals of two hours during th
night Senator Hanna had been aroused
and given nourishment, after which
he immediately would resume his
sleep. The doctors supplemented this
announcement with the statement that
the condition of the senator at that
time surpassed all their expectations.
This statement hardly had been is
sued when an unexpected change for
the worse took place. Suddenly the
senator became noticeably weaker.
His rapid breatning excited alarm,
and his pulse was beating at the alarm
ing rate of 137
The physicians declined to make fur
ther comment on the outlook but it
was noticeable that their optimism of
the early morning had been entirely
dissipated by the sinking spell. How
ever, for the next few hours the re
ports which came unofficially from the
bedside of the senator all told of his
wonderful recuperative powers. At 2
o'clock the senator suffered another
severe sinking spell and failed to re
spond to all stimulants administered
to revive him. Then within a space
of three minutes the patient rallied,
his consciousness returned, and by
the exertion of his wonderfvil will pow
er Sector Hanna seemed to pull him
self together in what the doctors and
those at the bedside regarded as a
most miraculous manner. But the
fight was by no means won. Although
the afternoon relapse had been rallied
from it had left a badly weakened
frame for future battles. The restor
atives were continued and the senator
dozed again into a stupor, In which
he remained throughout the night.
A New Movement Rev. Hughes
Talks on Gospel of St.
The Ministerial association inaugu
rated a most beneficient thing this
morning. Hereafter, at the county
jail, poor house and Home for Friend
less Women, religious services will be
held on Sunday afternoons.
A committee, consisting of Revs.
Leader, Chamness and Shirey, of the
Ministerial association was appointed
at the meeting this morning to ar
range for such services. These serv
ices will prove a boon to all the in
mates of these places. Services of a
religious character have long been
wanted at the jail and poor house as,
especially at the latter place it is
very dull and the paupers would ap
preciate very much the installment of
services on Sunday afternoons.
The Ministerial association was ad
dressed this morning by the Rev. J.
S. Hughes, of Chicago, who gave a
highly interesting and instructive talk
on the "Gospel of St. John."
Shigley. Marguerite, little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Shigley,
died this morning at 11:45 at the
home of her parents, 410 north D
street, at the age of three years
and twenty-seven days. Funeral ar
rangements announced later.
The Richmond Lodge of Masons
American vessel Escapes.
Che Foo, Feb. 15. The American
steamer Pleiades which was detained
several days at Port Arthur by the
Russian authorities has arrived here,
having left quietly during a storm.
Korea Suffers.
Seoul, Feb. 15. All mails are sus
pended. Korean malcontents are
plundering the country widespread.
The reported landing of the Japanese
is false.
France Will be Neutral.
Paris, Feb. 15. The French govern
ment has declared its neutrality In
connection with the war between Rus
sia and Japan.
Lftevitch fn Supreme Command.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. Gen. Lite
vitch has been appointed to the su
preme command of the Russian army
In Manchuria.
This Morning and Gave an Account
of His Whereabouts on Sun
day, November 1.
The trial of Clarence Tate, on ha
beas corpus proceedings, is still on
in circuit court. Several witnesses
were examined Saturday, including
Wm. Tate, father of Clarence. All
the evidence goes to show that Clar
ence Tate was at home on the night
of the Shute robbery. Clarence was
on the stand this morning and told
the court, in detail, where he had
been on Sunday, November lstfrom
morning until night.
Mrs. Shute and son and several
Ohio witnesses are on hand today.
The other side of the case is having a
hearing this afternoon, and will like
ly not finish today. The case is
arousing considerable interest.
Of a Wedding to Be in This City
On the 15th day of last January,
Miss Florence Nixon, graduated as
a trained nurse from St. Stephen's
hospital. She is an excellent young
lady and resides with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Nixon, of Foun
tain City.
Some time ago Dr. Bowers, of north
ninth street, this city called Dr. Ar
thur E. Vinton, of Muncie, to assist
him in some surgical work at the bos
pital, and, while there, Dr. Vinto:
met Miss Nixon, and it was a case of
"love at first sight."
After the doctor left the hospital
correspondence was carried on be
tween the parties and ere long pro
posal was made and accepted, and
the matter culminated in a license
today to marry Miss Nixon.
Dr. Bowers, Avho was responsible
for the introduction, accompanied the
doctor to the clerk's office and wil
nessed the license betting.
The wedding will occur tomorrow
at high noon at the Fifth Street M.
E. parsonage, Rev. Chamness officiat
ing. The young couple will reside in
mow m
City Restuarants Defeated by a Score
of 7 to 2.
The Models and City Restuarants
crossed sticks in the amateur polo
game at the Coliseum Saturday night.
The Models had their regular line up
and played a much faster game than
usual. The City Restaurant team
played hard, but, as the entire Model
team was playing a faultless game, it
was almost impossible for the City
Restaurants to win. The score re
sulted 7 to 2 in favor of the Models.
Sometimes Special Reference to the
Russian-Japanese War.
"He that hath no sword, let him
sell his garment and luy one." Luke
22:36, was the stirring text of a dis
course by tke pastor of tke First Bap- ,
tist church yesterday evening. He
held that war is sometimes absolutely
necessary for the maintenance Of na
tional integrity, and believed no oth
er course was open to the imperial
honor and fortunes of the Island Em
pire of the far East. The discourse
carried added weight because of the
personal familiarity of the reverend
speaker with the political situation
and the arena of the great conflict
now opening.
"The sword," he said, "is an im
plement of war. It stands as the
symbol of destructive power. It is an
implement of which due account must
be taken in the recognition of those
forces that control the world. Man
when empty handedhaslittle strength.
jPut a tool into his hands and he be-
comes a tiller of the ground, an arti-
fleer, a world snbduer. Put a weapon
j in his hands and with it he gains and
holds dominion. With sword, battle
ax or cross bow he becomes a great
warrior. Give him muskets, cannon
and battle ships and his might be
comes tremendous."
The minister discussed his theme
under three heads the sword girded
on, the sword drawn, the sword
sheathed. Taking up the first head
he continued :
"It may seem strange that, the
Prince of Peace counsels His disciples
to the purchase of the sword. Is it
by such means that His person is to
be defended and His kingdom main
tained? Should the sweet trumpet of
the gospel be silenced by the rude
clarion of war? No! Not that! But
Christ would teach that for different
emergencies we must rely on different
resources. There are occasions when
the use of force comes to be a right
and a dutT. War has a place in the
world's civilization. Great battles
have not always been without the
amplest justification. With all its
cruelty and horror war becomes at
times the chosen instrument of Al
mighty God. There" are conditions .
when "might must rule till right
comes." Only by war could Israel
gain its promised land. Only by war
could Gustavus Adolphus save
Protestantism from wreck in Ger
many. Only hy war could the usur
pations of Napoleon be overthrown. ,
Only by war could our own beloved
land obtain its freedom. Only by war
could the blot of slavery be wiped
from our fair escutcheon. If ever a
nation has been driven into war
through the shameless perfidy and
grasping arrogance of a rival ; if ever
a nation was in a place where, every
other resource having failed, it could
do nothing but fight or go into
eclipse, Japan is there today. More
than this the issues involved are
something bevond those of a single
nationality. They are vital to u
whole hemisphere of Asiatics just
preparing to awaken from a sleep of
ages. The future of 500 millions of
people is directly involved. Japan
has girded herself, for the conflict,
with something mightier than the old
sword the Samarai used to wear.
With her splendid army and navy she
stands equipped as the champion of
the rights of the Asiatics to their own
domains, their own self control, and
their own outworking of the new
phases of their destinies. She stands
for a high type, of modern civiliza
tion, constitutional government, en
larged culture and religious freedom.
Who can withhold admiration for her
intrepid attitude as she confronts her
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