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IOMo DALLY EST A B LI UJLD 83T , OUTLOOK IS A LITTLE BETTER F. L. ROBBINS BREAKS DOWN OP , POSITION IN HIS OWN DISTRICT. OTHER STATES STAND FIRM Some Possibility That They May Be Compelled by Robbins's Course to Yield. Indianapolis, March 23. (Special) - Though tho threat of a great suspen sion of operations still hangs over the bituminous coal fields, there was some improvement In the outlook when F. L. Robbing, this morning, broke the back of the "stand pat" attitude of the independent operators in his own the western Pennsylvania district. After a long, bitter wrangle he ad dressed George A. Magoon, the leader of the Pittsburg independents fight, asking him if the independent operat ors of that district would operate their mines if Itobbins signed a contract with the miners and operated his. Magoon Is reported as declaring that if Itobbins operated his mines the Independents in the Pittsburg dis trict would also have to operate. Having forced the opposition of his own district to the wall, Itobbins now has the task of forcing the Indiana, Ohio and Illinois operators to recede from their stand. There seems to be no doubt now that John Mitchell will advise th miners to sign a contract to operate the Western Pennsylvania mines. . Whether or not the Indiana, Ohio and Illinois operators will be able to maintain their stand "against making any concessions remains to be seen. . ' The breaak in the ranks of the "standpat" forces in the Pittsburg 8 district preveuteu it uuai ui con i-tween the miners and operators in 'scale committee. After two and a 1 half hours of wrangling the scale committee adjourned until this after noon. Itobbins became the center of at tacks directed at him by the Indiana, Ohio and Illinois operators. They were bitterly personal. Robblns had not yet been able to deliver all he had planned with President Mitchell, but there was a chance this afternoon that notwithstanding the positive declara tions of the Indiana, Ohio and Illinois operators against making any con cessions, Robbins might be able to batter down the oppositions and bring about. some kind of an agreement. - This hope-was notf very .bright, ow ing to .the determination , of the West ern operators to depose Robbins. They openly asserted that he had been a dictator, self-imposed on them, and that he " had compromised their stand in this great fight and had personally agreed to deliver the operators over to the miners "without consulting them. ' It was settled by the adjournment this morning for another session this afternoon that a Joint conference of the operators and miners would not be held before tomorrow morning, if then. There was every indication this aft ernoon that the fight would be over by tomorrow night. The operators this morning made an effort to get from President Mitchell a positive statement on the status of the Ryan resolution, but in this they failed. It is stated positively that President Roosevelt has not shown his hand in the presen crisis, though there is no doubt that Wall-Street financial and industrial interests took a hand in the matter last night and this morning. It was noticeable this afternoon that several of the operators who had made Bleeping 'car reservations for tonight cancelled them and were preparing to stay at least another day. MRS. SGOn IS DEAD Dt: '.. - - After a Long Period of Unconscious nest Aged Resident Succumbs to Her, Injuries. Mrs. Rachel Scott, one of the best known residents of this city, died yes terday noon at her home, "Rose Hill," west of Richmond, after lying uncon scious for 56 hours. Her death re sulted from an injury, sustained by a severe fall over a week ago. Mrs. Scott was one of the oldest residents of this city, and the injury she sus tained by her fall was so serious that her, life was despaired of almost from the first. 'The funeral arrangements will be announced today ., . .; GAT PERFORMS FEAT FELINE JUMPS FROM SECOND STORY ROOF UNHARMED. Many Persons See a Wonderful Feat at Eleventh and Main Streets Animal With Nine Lives. The cat with the original nine lives the member of the feline species that Is always in trouble and never gets hurt, has been found to live in Rich mond. This fact was proven to about fifty persons yesterday morning while they were walking down Main street, near Eleventh, at seven o'clock. On the south side of the street, there is a two story building with a roof about fifty feet from the side walk. A large gray cat was seen to walk up close to the ledge, and after giving one shuddering glance down ward, launched itself through the air to the brick pavement below. Whether with suicidal Intention or otherwise, it looked as if the rash act would prove fatal. With bated breath the leap for life was watched by the crowd. A bundle of fur lit on the bricks, rolled around half a dozen times, stood up on four sound legs and slowly trotted around the build ing, as if nothing important had hap pened. Miss Laura Hoover will' entertain Saturday afternoon In honor pi Miss Shaffer. HIS INJURIES ARE SERIOUS CHAUNCEY CONNELLY OF WIN CHESTER STRUCK BY G. R. - & I. TRAIN. STEPPED ON WRONG TRACK Injured Man is Seventy Years Old And Wiiedly Known. Winchester, Ind., March 25. (Spec ial.) Chauncey Connelly an ,ged man, residing in this city, was struck by the northbound passenger train on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railroad this afternoon and was probably fa tally Injured, his shoulder being bro ken and several ribs crushed. Con nelly Was walking along the side track near the Fifth street crossing in the north part of town, and when he heard the locomotive whistle be hind him, conceived the idea that the train was bearing down upon him and he then stepped on to the main track, supposing that it was the 3iJa track. The train continued to whistle and the old man turned just as it wa3 too late to step aside. Tho physician believe that the shock together with the injuries, will result in death. He Is over seventy years of age and is an old resident of Randolph county. . WEATHER INDICATIONS. Temperature. March 23, 1905. Morning 42 Noon 68 Night MliU-i: 70 March 23, 1906. , Morning IS Noon 29 Night .25 ForecasCfor Richmond andiclnlty Generally fair and slowly rising temperature. Ill GOOD CONDITION Maurice Justice left yesterday for Jacksonvile, 111., on a few days busi ness visit. On April 10 Justice will re port at Marion where he is to play second base on the new Interstate League team. Justice feels certain that he can make good this season with the Marion team as he Is no longer troubled with rheumatism, an affliction which has made ball playing hard for him during the past few sea sons. ' Prof. W. S. Davis is at Indianapolis attending a meeting of the history teachers. -, Richmond, Indiana, Saturday, March 24, 1906. OFFICIALS TRY ?:T0 IGNORE LAW I H. M. TILFORD AND J. C. ARNOLD DECLARED IN DEFAULT AT NEW YORK. MISSOURI'S OUSTER CASE Rockefeller's Officers Fail to Appear and Must Suffer the Conse quences Loud Protests. New York, March 23. Henry M. Tilford and J. C. Arnold, of the Stand ard Oil Company, were declared in de fault when they failed to appear today before Commissioner Frederick H. Sanborn, in the action brought by Attorney-General Hadley of Missouri, to oust from Missouri the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, and companies alleged to be controlled by it. When the commissioner appeared to resume the hearing today, counsel for both the Standard Oil Company and Mr. Hadley came before him and announc ed that a stipulation had been signed between Mr. Hadley and counsel for the Standard Oil interests providing for a resumption of the hearing tomor row. Counsel representing Mr. Hadley no tified the commissioner that since the previous hearing concluded subpenas LOOMING had been served on Tilford and Ar nold, but they were not present, and asked that their default be noted. The Standard Oil counsel objected and de clared that their absence was due to the stipulation postponing the hear ing. Commissioner Sanborn ruled that this did not excuse them and de clared them in default. HADLEY RESIGNS He Has Been Chief Clerk at the. Ar lington for Five Years Sue- cessor Is Not Named. William L. Hadley, for five years head clerk at the Arlington Hotel, has tendered his resignation to take ef fect April 1. The action came as a surprise to Mr. Hadleys many friends but he says he is going to retire, or at least,J'rest up a bit" Since the Arlington Hotel was re modeled a number of years ago, Mr. Hadley has stood behind the desk each day, playing the host to the many guests of the House and has become a popular hotel clerk with the traveling public. He is well known in the traveling men's fraternity and they re gret to lose him from his accustomed position. Mr. Hadley's successor has not yet been chosen. It will probably be one of the "night clerks. TO KARATE MOTOR SERVICE PANHANDLE MAKES STEP TO MEET COMPETITION FROM THE TRACTION LINES. FIRST- TIME EVER TRIED J The Test Will Be Made Between Ham ilton and Cincinnati May Be Extended Over Entire Line. There is considerable talk amoner employes of the Richmond Division of in regard to the inauguration of motor car service between Hamilton and Cincinnati, Ohio. All seem anxious to have the experiment made and will wait with interest the decision of the officials. It has been rumored that in order to keep in line with an interurban company and the C, H. & D., between Hamilton and Cincinnati, the Pennsyl vania will put on half hour service be tween those two cities. The distance is 31 miles, and with gasoline motor cars the trip could be made in forty five minutes or less. The trains would run through the best of the suburban towns, Norwood Heights, Crescent ville, Reading, Flockton, Rencomb and Linwood. It is thought that if the cars could be operated cheaply. UP! New York Press. enough, it would be a paying business for the company. The Pennsylvania Lines has never tried an experiment similar to this one. Some years ago, a small engine was rigged up in a passenger coach and used between Springfield and Xe nia, but trouble with the machinery caused it to be abandoned. CHARGES PREFERRED Companion Fireman Make Charges Against Charles Slnex of Fire Company No. 3. In special session yesterday after noon the board of public works delib erated on the case of Charles Sinex, charges of . which were pref ered by Albert Boad, both members of No. 3 Hose Company. Besides the members of the board, city attorney Gardner, Mayor Zimmerman, Fire Chief Ed. Miller and City Clerk Taggart were present at the Investigation. The ses sion was held in the council cham ber. It is understood that Sinex has been charged with neglect of duty and failure to mingle socially with the members of his company. It was claimed that Sinex was unawares that any charges had been pref ered against him until yesterday when he was- summoned to appear before the j board of public works. What the out- L m 11 t i...tit . come 01 me uuaru s mvesugduuu was is not known. AT LAFAYETTE RICHMOND TEACHERS WILL AT TEND STATE CONVENTION List of Instructors Include Many Prominent Persons Prof. Hei ronemus Will Take Part. The 24th Annual Convention of the Northern Indiana Teachers Associa tion wil be held in Lafayette April 5, 6 and 7, and will be largely attend ed by teachers from the schools of this city and county. The executive committee has completed all arrange ments for the affair and the program has been announced in full. Among the instructors at the Con vention will be David Starr Jordan, president of Leland Stanford Uni versity; W. O. Thompson, president of Ohio State University; Dean Cal vin M. Woodard, of Washington Uni versity; Edwin Holt Hughes, presi dent of DePauw University; Stanley Coulter, Purdue University, and Prof. W. C. Latta, of Purdue. On Friday afternoon, E. B. Long, of Frankfort, will read a paper on "Manual Training and Domestic Sci ence." The discussion will be led by Prof. N. C. Heironimus of this city. VERDICT IN CASE TODAY ARGUMENTS WERE CONCLUDED ON EAGEN GENTRY CASE YESTERDAY THE ATTORNEYS DIFFER Plaintiff Lawyers Blame Gentry and Defense Lawyers Blame Some Young Boys. Arguments in the case of Eagan vs. Gentry were finished yesterday in the Wayne Circuit Court and late in the afternoon, the Judge, reading his in structions, submitted the case to the jury, after informing that body that a verdict reached after eight o'clock would have to be held over until this morning. The damage suit has attracted con siderable attention among both rail road men and farmers. The plaintiff William A. Eagan, is one of the most popular engineers on the Pennsylva nia Lines, and his connection in the case is enough to warrant their inter est. The defendant is one of the best known farmers of the county and his friends hold him to be en tirely guiltless of any negligence In the matter. In their arguments, Attorneys Johnson and Study for the plaintiff attempted to show that no one else but the defendant, could possibly have been liable for the accident which occurred to Eagan. Attorney Robbins in his arguments, attempted to show that Gentry had no occasion for leaving a board protruding from the oar to the distance testified to by Eagan and his witnesses, and to show that some boys playing near the cars were the direct cause of the accident. It Is expected that the Jury will make a report early In the morning. The trial has not occupied many days. TRACTIOIIJAR ON FIRE A resistance coil on an I. and E. in terurban car became too hot yester day afternoon while the car was com ing up the Main street bill and sud denly broke out in flames. The car was stopped and the flames extin guished, but not until after the paint had been scorched from the side of the car and some of the passengers frightened. STEFFENS COMING ' - Washington, March 23. -Lincoln Steffens, the magazine writer, who has J been camping In Washington the last three months, will leave in a few days J for Indiana. He expects to make a study of the politics of the state for the magazine with which he is em SINGLE COPIES 2 CENTS. PROGRAM FOR CONFERENCE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE BIQ METHODIST GATHERING ARE COMPLETE. BISHOP WARREN TO PRESIDE Sessions Will be Held atAlexandria April 3 to 10. Alexandria, Ind., March 23. (Spec ial) The following is the official pro gram of the sixty-third North Indiana M. E. Annual Conference, to be held in this city April 3-10. Sunday, April 1 9:30 a. m., Sunday-school, J. C. Condo, superintend ent; 10:30, sermon, L. J. Nal'tzgcr, presiding elder; 2:30 p. m., Junior League, Mrs. A. G. Neal; C:30 p. m., Epworth League, Lizzie Sapp; 7:30 p. m., church anniversary. Monday Evening, April 2 7:30, sermon by the Rev. Charles Shoema ker. Tuesday, April S 9 :i. m., exami nation of classes; 2:30 p. in., teaiper ance anniversary, addresses' by Geo. W. Young; 7:30 p. m., evangelistic service, Joseph II. Smith. Wednesday, April 4 8:30 a. m., sacrament of the Lord's Supper, Bish op Henry W. Warren and presides elders; roll call; conference business 2 p. m anniversary of Bible Society, John Pearson; 3 p. m., missionary sermon , C. W. Smith; 4 p. m., evan gelistic service, Joseph H. Smith, and children's meeting at Presbyterian church; 7:30 p. m. anniversary of Missionary Society, E. M. Taylor, and evangelistic service, Joseph II. Smith Thursday, April 5 8:30 a. m., de votions, James A. Sprag'io, 8:40, "The Pastor in the Homea of the People," Rev. W. D. Parr; 9 a. m., conference business; "10, annual meeting of Preacher's aid .loclety; 2 5 p. m., anniversary of Sunday school and tract societies, O. S. Baketel; 3. hospital and Deaconness Home of In diana and children's meeting, Presby terian church; 4, evengellcal serv'ce, Joseph H. Smith; 7:30, anniversary of church extension, T. C. lllff, and evangelical service, Joseph H. Smith. Friday, April 68:30, devotions, . John K. Cecil; 8:40, "The Pastor and Care of the Children Sherman Tow ell; 9, conference business; 11, bith op's address to class; 2 p. m., anni versary of Woman's Home Mission: ary Society, address, Mrs. W. K, Goodwin; 3:30, Women's College of Baltimore, ,F. M. Stone; 3. children's meeting, Presbyterian church, 4, evangelistic service, Joseph IL Sniilh 7:30, conference lecture, "Israel's Greatest Leader," Henry C. Jameson, and evangelistic service, Joseoh H. Smith. Special Program on Saturday. Saturday, April 7 8:30 a. in., de votions, Walter W. Kent; 8:40, "The Pastor and the revival," Thomas M. Guild; 9, conference businesj; 10, joint session with the Association of Ministers' Wives, Widows and Daughters. Special program: Music, conference quartet; "The Paator of the Olden Time and Now." I. T. Simpson ; "The Parsonage Home Half a Century ago and Now," L. W. Bennett; solo, Paul Neal; address. Bishop Henry W. Waren; muiic, con- ference quartet. , Saturday, April 72 p. ni., anniver sary of Woman's Foreign Missionary Society address by Lucy W. Gay nor; 2 : 30, Taylor University, Presi dent Winchester; 3, ol.ildren'K meet ing, Presbyterian church; 4, evange listic services, Joseph H. Smith. Sunday, April 3 9 i. m.. confer ence love feast. In charge of James O. Bills, conference ev.ingclit '"ami -former pastors of Alexandria; 10:30, services, Bishop Henry W. Warren; 2:30 p. m., memorial service in charge of conference kecrttarlAjj ; children's meeting at P-eabyterian in'rch: mass meeting at'one Vuse ; 6r30, Epworth League Anniversary, Slnhen J. Herben; 7:30. educational -anniversary; evangelistic rervices, Joseph H. Sriiitk; ministers wil be scut to all other churches in the city desiring them. Mouday, April 9 8 : 30 a. m devo tion John H. Runfcle; 8:40, "The Pastor and the Care of Converts,' -Lewis A, Boeks; 9, confeicncc basi- , ne:s. "" .. . . MurV win be a feature of the con-, tf've. The conference quartet and ihe Taylor University quar- 1 of Up land. Will etl end. Both have oppear e1 t Cl fctLtauquas, revivals and at; Wiooua LfcVe..