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niCmiOND DAILY PALLADIUM, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1904.
AN AWFUL RECORD Three Thousand Persons Put to Death by Mobs in Quarter Century. CAUSE FOR REFLECTION Xtcr.ewal of Race Question Discus sion in House Brings Out a Pertinent Statement. Mr. Crumpacker Sprin?3 the Horri fy in f; Facts Upon the Members. A 8IGN OF WEAKNESS ' Washington, March 31. Substantial progress "has been made by the house in the consideration of the sundry civ il bill, fifty-one pages being disposed of, leaving only twenty-one to be read. No amendments pf general importance were made. Mr. Bartlett, of Georgia, briefly re plied to the statements of Mr. Gillette, of Massachusetts, made last Monday on the negro question. He said that the Massachusetts member had lec tured the South for disregard of vio lations of the law, whereas In the city of Marion, Mass., persons who had tarred and feathered a man and wo man had been acquitted and were par aded through the streets as heroes. He believed that the people of the South are entitled to work out the negro problem "as God shall will it." Mr. Crumpacker, of Indiana, de clared that 3,000 persons have been mobbed and put to death in the last twenty-five years in the United States. Indiana Democracy Flies in the Face of Precedent. Indianapolis, March 31.- The action of the Democratic state commitee In deciding to hold two conventions this year is regarded by Republicans gen erally as a sign of weakness in the party. The reason for this is that the action is tacitly an admission that it has been impossible to find men who could even be drafted to fill the places on the state ticket. There has been a vigorous, though quiet, hunt for can didates going on for months but in spite of all efforts to bring out men all attempts have failed. The fact Is that most Democrats have no idea that the party can win and they have no desire to become political martyrs The examples of Benjamin F. Shive- ly, John W. Kern, Samuel M. Ralston, John G. McNutt, Hugh Dougherty and other past candidates who made losing races are too prominent in the minds of most politicians to make them anx ious to be laid on the side as relics The state managers believe, however, that by waiting until after the nation al convention has met and while the enthusiasm which always follows such a gathering is still in effect perhaps some men can be coaxed into taking the places on the ticket. It Is gener ally understood that It was this hope which induced the Democrats to take their unusual action. There is anoth er reason which reveals another weak ness of the party. This Is that there is so much confusion as to just what Democratic principles are that it would be hard for Indiana Democrats to draft a platform lest they should find when the national resolutions are adopted that their views on the sub ject were not right and they would have to apologize for their platform all during the campaign. VENAL JURY DISCHARGED IN THE SENATE Democrats Renew Demands for Post office Investigation. Washington, March 31. The senate has begun consideration of the post office appropriation bill and it was the signal for a revival of the Democratic demand for an investigation into the charges of corruption in the postoffice department. The debate was initiated by Mr. Gorman, who spoke for almost two hours in criticism of the course of the Republican party in the senate in refusing an inquiry at the same time charging the postoffice commit tee with undue haste in reporting the bill, as he did the Republican party with a desire to meet the wishes of the president. Mr. Clay contended that there should be a congressional inquiry, saying that the charges against Mr. Heath, ex-first assistant postmaster general, were such as to demand investigation. Mr. Penrose and Mr. Lodge spoke for the Republi can side of the chamber, defending the committee on postoffices against the charge of haste and also the ad ministration. Mr. Lodge contended that congress could not make an in quiry that would be as thorough as that already made by the postoffice department. He charged the Demo cratic attack to a desire to find a polit ic issue. Mr. Scott quoted District Attorney Beach and Assistant Attor ney General Robb as saying that there was not sufficient evidence upon which to indict Heath. Illinois Mines May Close. Springfield, 111., March 31. The prospect for the closing of all the coal mines in Illinois seems grave today. The operators state that if the miners will not agree to the reduction which the national organization of miners by a popular vote had voted to accept, it was very probable they would close down their mines at midnight tonight when the old scale ceases to be of effect. May Shut Down Iowa Mires. Des Moines, la., March 31. The sub-committee appointed by the Iowa miners to consider the strike situa tion agreed to disagree and so report ed this morning. The present con tract with the operators expires today, and with no other agreement, a gen eral shutting down is inevitable. Thirteen thousand five hundred min-. ers will go out. Iowa Mines Tied Up. Des Moines, la., March 31. A com mittee composed of five miners and five operators appointed by the joint scale committee, has reported to the joint conference that the scale com mittee cannot agree. Leading opera tors say there can be no other alter native now than to shut down the mines throughout Iowa. Pittsburg Miners Reconciled. Pittsburg, March 31. The confer ence between the coal operators and miners to settle upon local conditions under the basic scale adopted at In dianapolis, has ended in an amicable agreement and the men will continue at work. He Admits the Corn. San Francisco, March 31. George Darton surrendered himself to the po lice saying that he was wanted in Lucas county, Ohio, on a charge of embezzlement of $1,100 of the county funds. He was formerly county clerk and says he left Toledo on Oct. 27, coming direct to San Francisco. Nothing to It, Says, Toledo. Toledo, O., March 31. Geo. Darton, reported to have surrendered to the police of San Francisco, Is unknown to the authorities here. There has teen no embezzlement of funds in the office of the clerk of Lucas county. There are just about 750 school teachers in Indianapolis tonight with still more to follow. The occasion is the twenty-eighth annual convention of the Southern Indiana Teachers' as sociation which will be in session un til Saturday evening. The convention will open this evening when Mayor Holtzman will deliver an address of welcome telling the pedagogues the value of their services to the state inasmuch as they are the real builders of character in the young. Today the teachers have put in the time visiting the local schools. Superintendent Kendall kindly invited the visitors to make themselves at home in any of the schools and they took advantage of the invitation. The program will continue until Saturday afternoon. Some notable educators have accept ed the invitations to deliver addresses and several are already in the city to attend the entire convention. Their anxiety to hear and see the way the Indiana teachers do things shows that the fame of Indiana school methods has spread abroad and that people who are interested in such subjects look to this state for new and valuable ideas. An important departure in the way of teaching children in the public schools has just been inaugurated by the school - board. This is to give a complete course in physical training so that pupils will not come out of school with their heads crammed but no bodies to continue the strain of a college course or to take up some business occupation. Superintendent Kendall's idea is to train the bodies as well as the minds. Several of the grade schools which have been built in late years are provided with gym nasiums and the children have been given helpful exercises. At the last meeting of the school board arrange ments were made to take up the mat ter systematically. Mr. Kendall was authorized to employ three physical directors. It is not the intention to work pupils too hard in the younger grades as such training would injure more than it would help them. In the high schools where they can stand more hard work the physical training course will be harder and it will prob ably be made compulsory. Court . akea Summary Action In th BotKin Case. San Francisco, March 31. Late yes terday afternoon Superior Judge Cook announced from the bench that an at empt had been made to tamper with the jurors in the Botkin case. He de clared that he would discharge the jury and begin the trial'on the case anew. Acting upon information that four jurors had been bribed to favor the prisoner, Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, Judge Cook ordered the jury into the custody of the sheriff until this morn ing when he began to empanel a new one. When the denoument came Mrs. Botkin's attorney made a passionate speech, disclaiming that Mrs. Botkin or anyone connected with her case was implicated. A brief investigation was held by Judge Cook after the jury left the room. Chief of Police Wittman testi fied that one of the jurors had follow ed him to his office and said that on the previous evening a stranger had called on him and said: "We have se cured four jurors for the defense, and want a fifth. We will give you $50." The juror told the chief that he turn ed down the offer. HAD TO SIT DOWN W. J. Bryan Given a "Calling" by the Court. New Haven, Conn., March 31. Fur ther sensational incidents marked the second day's hearing on the appeal of William J. Bryan from probate in the superior court before Judge Ga ger. Former Judge Stoddard, counsel for Mrs. Bennett, and Mr. Bryan en gaged In a wordy war during the morning session, and the court had to Intervene. It followed immediately after reference ;to the correspondence between Mr. Bryan and Mr. Bennett had been made by Judge Stoddard in which 'it was alleged that Mr. Bennett was brought to the point of writing the "sealed letter" by Mr. Bryan. Judge Stoddard Implied that Mr. Bryan was withholding their con tents and said: "If this man insists upon getting $50,000 from the widow by suppressing facts and showing that these letters were written at his be hest, the court should know the facts." Mr. Bryan jumped to his feet and Insisted that Judge Stoddard had mis stated the facts but the court ordered him to sit down. The day was taken up entirely by arguments on the ques tion of admitting the "sealed letter, Q (SQ (zzsj O o OF OUR IMPL EMEN HOUS Omi Apnil 8th ami 9 th New Political Party Proposed. East St. Louis, 111., March 31. W. T. Scott,' a negro, has announced that preparations have been completed for a national convention for the nomina tion of a negro candidate for presi dent. The convention will be held in St. Louis, July 5. The name of the new, party is "The National Civil Lib eral party" and a platform will be adopted, which will call for govern ment ownership of transportation fa cilities and a pension list for former slaves. S. P. Mitchell, of Memphis, Tenn., is president of the organiza tion. - A Time-Saving Measure. Washington, March 31. Senator Hoar has proposed an amendment to the rules of the senate concerning impeachment so far as they require all proceedings to be before the sen ate itself. He purpose is to shorten the proceedings and make them more convenieat to the senate. Will Hold Two Conventions. Indianapolis, March 31. The Dem ocratic state committee at its meeting at the Grand hotel decided to hold the state convention for the nomination of candidates for state offices on July 20, In Tomlinson hall, Indianapolis. The committee voted unanimously. It was also decided to hold a state con vention, May 12 to elect delegates to the national Democratic convention at St. Louis. This was made neces sary when it was decided to hold the state convention after the national convention. Servia's Political Reforms. Belgrade, Servia, March 31. A set tlement of the difficulties between Ser via and certain of the powers resulting from the assassination of the late King Alexander and Queen Draga will be announced next week, involving the removal of the court officers concern ed in the conspiracy which resulted in the asssassinations. The appointment of new royal aides de camp and other changes will justify the powers in re storing diplomatic relations with Belgrade. Wanted to Go Up for Life. Los Angeles, Cal., March 31. J. Overholtzer, of Iowa, aged sixty-four, a former member of the Iowa legisla ture, has been sentenced to serve two years in the state prison for forgery. Overholtzer requested the court to change the sentence to life imprisonment.. Mauch Chunk, Pa., March 31. -Martin Lavitski, a convicted murderer, es caped from the Carbon county prison and is still at large. ... . MisaDpropriated Bank Funds. Chicago, March 31. Francis B. Wright, former cashier of the First National Bank of Dundee, III., has been sentenced to five years in the penitentiary on a charge of embezzle ment. Wright was found guilty of misappropriating over $30,000 of the bank's funds. BsDg Costs Too When the price paid is the mother's health and happiness. The . father doesn't realize as he romps with the child what years of wifely suffering must be set against the baby's laughter. 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