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Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1901, Fort Wayne, Indiana m- r THE FORT WAYNE ESTABLISHED THURSDAY MORNING APRIL 11 1901 PRICE FIVE CENTS STATES PENSION AGENT IS NO MORE OLD AILMENT AGGRAVATED BY GRIP HEART TROUBLE WHICH CAUSED DEATH LAST EVENING HE I TIT lie Mil TO ACCEPTANCE OF THE PLATT DISTINGUISHED GATHERING OF AMENDMENT BY CUBA COLLEGE MEN IN CHICAGO TIS NAMES MAJOR KREITENSTEIN THE BRITISH SAY HE IS NOW NE- The Old Revolutionist Makes an Im- passioned Speech Against can ports the Amendment Spent Most of His Life in Fort Pioneer Lawyer and Served Two Terms as Clerk of Alleni Was Pension Agent Under dent Gallant dier an Admirable Citizen and a Manly Man Gone From Earth Special to the INDIANAPOLIS April Spencer States pension agent died at his home 715 Meridian street at S o'clock He had been a sufferer from chronic for some time and his death was caused by that disease cer had been in falling health lor eral months but ho was able to bn about until last Wednesday when lie was compelled to seek his bed November he contracted the grip which aggravated the catarrh trouble aud remitted in nit affection of the heart which terminated He been In stale for the past two days and Immediately preceding failed to recognize bin family W S who wag In In Henry fur consultation nod advised the oF approaching death The body will bo sent lo Fort former home for burial where n daughter of the lies Interred Mr Spencer a and four Helen Frank mid Walter Ho nn of United Marshal Mr went at to the house night on learning of the death States Senator David Turple was Visibly affected when told Ot the Jtr Spencer Ho WHS a member of the when Mr Spencer was and U dltu tli recommendation that he received the appointment ator very highly of his ability and character I am very Kerry to hear of the dentil ot Mr said he I have known him for a number of years Ho served two terms as clerk of Allen county with great ability anil credit to and his parly He was eminently for the position for the reason that he had practiced buv before his election He was right and honest In the discharge of his duties and he left the with the good will anil regard of the zens of that county When tho question of the ment of a pension agent came up when I was In the ate Mr Spencer was recommended for the position He was unanimously indorsed by the citizens ot Allen county where he was best known and this fact together with the fact that he was an old soldier led to recommend him for tho appointment We believed he would make an clont officer and we were not pointed His record as a pension agent as in all other positions in which he served is of tho very best Aside for his honesty and integrity Mr Spencer was devout man He had a keen appreciation tor the right and was at all times attendant upon his religious duties When I learned of his illness I longed to call and see him but was to do so One by one those with whom 1 was well acquainted and for whom I held a high regard have passed away Mr Spencer's life was well worth the living Mayor Taggart Talks Mayor Taggart I have known Mr Spencer for many years and have always found him to he an upright and holiest man His life wari Indeed well worth the living He discharged his duties as pension agent with ability and satisfaction to all concerned loss will be keenly felt In the ranks of the democratic party of which he was a loyal member Frank B Burke attorney I have always had a high re- sard for Mr I have known him for several years and have always him to be a man of honesty and integrity Mis appointment as pension agent was Indorsed the slate and in the discharge of his duties as such ho was at all times and honest In his death the Continued on Two HAVANA April Cuban con- convention at sion took no action regarding the posal to appoint a commission to go to Washington in reference to their ture relations and the United States The whole time was taken up by Senor Gomez and General Sanguily who made and sioned speeches the former against the Platt amendment and the latter in its favor Senor Gomez said in substance that the black blood in his veins made him opposed to tlie Americans intimating that their treatment of his race stamped them as unfriendly to the negro VI would be under the sovereignty of exclaimed than under that ot the United States Tlie Platt amendment endangers the Independence of Cuba It means the predominance ot American influence I would either die of grief or leave the country should H be accepted He admitted that he was not opposed to sending a com- mission to Washington but he said he believed the amendment should be rejected eneral made a strong peal to the to accept the amendment He cited the reasons he hud already given In a public letter In favor of such a course and emphasised the tact that the amendment In no way endangered the Independence of Cuba but really provided guarantees that it would be maintained THE OLD BETWEEN FRANCE AND UNITED STATES RECALLED American Army Navy and Diplomatic Do Honor to French Naval In Social Function April wall liven by the French dor in honor of tint French naval cers and cadets of the training ship now at was given something of an international significance by the entwining of the French anil the American Stars and Stripes tho presence of nearly tho entire membership at thu president's cabinet and their wives and the fraternizing of officers of nil branches of tho United Stales military and naval service with their ions In arms from the sister republic of Franco The handsome Interior of tho French embassy had been elaborately decorated and prepared for sion As the guests entered the main reception hall they saw at the further end the superb painting of Washington commanding to begin the attack on Yorktown with a large American flag looped along the lop and French Hags gracefully unfolding from cither side Throughout tho other rooms the and naval em- ot France were liberally inter- with those of the United States Back ot the large drawing room was reared a anchor with shining steel flukes and gilded stock surrounded by flags and a wealth of flowers and green foliage of flowers were used In the tions The reception party was made up ot Ambassador Cambon assisted by tho entire stuff ot the embassy including Captain in the showy uniform of a French artillery officer and enant De In tho uniform of airi the French navy The visiting officers and cadets also In full uniform those of the being rich In gold lace and decoration while the blue uniforms the cadets were Heavily hung with gilded ettes To add to the aspect ot the occasion the American naval and were in full uniform With them also were the heads dt tho war and navy ments Secretary Root and Secretary Long with the members families and all of ton society I Monsignor Conaty Applauded When He Spoke for Unification and Im- provement of Educational From Martinelli and Gibbons FOR AND MR SHUTT FOR STATE HOUSE ENGINEER CHICAGO April of the Catholic educational system and plans for the educational work of the church and raising it to a level in effectiveness with the state and institutions for higher learning will be discussed at the third annual convention of ot Catholic which opened here to-day The convention will continue three days and during that time many important papers will be nead and discussed by leading church educators Representatives were present at day's meeting from nearly all the Catholic colleges and universities of prominence in the United Stales and Canada The Rigbt Rev Conaty D D rector ot the Catholic University at Washington and dent of the association called the con- vention to order In his annual address he discussed The Catholic College in the Twentieth Century Monsignor Conaly in his address made a strong plea for unification of education Unification ot education and state wild he has a mighty machine of secularized Instruction which threatens to destroy all private effort either on thw part of individuals or the church It is im- portant to meet unification by tion HO to strengthen the Catholic system that It may defend against all attacks and save the religious Instruction of Ibt people from the clangors of llon tt Is Important lo realize of the facts which face us and which our educators must Among the facts must be the state school systems with He rapidly Increasing high school and oven college the tendency lo do away with the by uniting the high school to the uni- versity 3 the establishment Ot of all sorts on- lowed by private Ot and attracting Catholic because these schools havo not tho character of stale 4 tho tendency of tile universities lo control the state schools to tbo of and to demand university degree or n condition of appointment Tho truth ot these facts In dally manifested In the schools of many of our larger cilles To facts there In splendid fort made by the Catholic church in building Its schools academies col- leges and universities spending last year for education principally In parochial Intense this significant declaration speaker was the cial In the Catholic educational tem In this country Dr Thomas 1 Conaty of the Catholic at Washington IX C and ident or tho National association of Catholic colleges Dr Conaly is an Ideal orator both in presence and In voice and as lie proceeded to fore- cast the work of tho delegation his words were listened to with breathless Interest Standing the central ure In the assemblage of distinguished educators and churchmen present he made a remarkable picturesque ure In his flowing black robes re- by sash ot brilliant son and his shaggy Iron grey showing in sharp contrast with his fresh clear-cut Intellectual nance Mb said that the Catholic college in the twentieth century will bo what this association will make it and he urged the college representatives ont to build It strong In every part to make It perfect In its teachers to force It to do honest work according to true college Ideals The Rev Tames A Burns president ot Holy Cross college ton 0 followed with an address on the Catholic High School ment A communication was read from the papal delegate Martinelli expressing hearty sympathy with the purposes of the conference especially the Unification and co-ordination of Catholic educational work The com- We live In times when natural ues arc appreciated first Catholic Continued on Page Five CHINESE MINISTER TO SIA FATALLY ASSAULTED April to-day publishes a dispatch from St burg which says Hie Chinese minister there Yang Vu gravely insulted Count the Russian ter of foreign during a sion of the question whereupon the count ordered his eys to put the Chinese minister put and thrown down stairs and fatally Injured head Special to the INDIANAPOLIS Ind April Governor Durbin to-day settled the contest for the office of and engineer of the state house by an- nouncing the following MaJ George W stein Terre engineer Samuel C Shutt the present incumbent The appointments of Major came somewhat in the nature of a surprise although it is under- stood he was an applicant for the position He was a member of Gov ernor Mount's staff and is widely known as a member of the Sons of erans He is prominently connected with the Indiana national guard aud Is well known in political circles He was first appointed lo this by Governor Mount aud has served in the capacity ot engineer for four years ADJUTANT GENERAL WARD He Has Taken Charge of His Office at the State House John It Ward of Monticello whom Governor Durbin appointed to the of adjutant general practically assumed control of lhat office to-day His was handed to him by the governor his old colonel bis liond was approved and he was lo James K Gore tho adjutant general The ceremony ot office was wholly informal Gen K Gore will remain in the office until all the affairs have been formally turned over The ad- jutant general said to-day be had not had time to think of whom ho would llama deputy Mnj John E Miller who has served under Iho administration will remain tor a time at least The new adjutant Is a young mau of good address He Intends as soon lie Initiated Into his duties to take up the of the Indiana national guard called for by the law enacted by last legislature LARGE CROWD ATTENDS ON THE FIRST NIGHT Trades and Labor Council Gratified at the Success Mtt With at tht Out- Large Crowd and a Good Time Enjoyed by All The fair under the the rades and council opened Hi hall lam night with a crowd of several dred people I attendance Id the ill the ball there was a parade oC union men oC the city headed by tin band hall was u the MR room be- ing decorated ami orchestra furnished music during the evening and for the ing after tho fair closed There many handsomely booths anil the exhibits by chants and manufacturers attract much attention The the Working Girls union have assisted in the and are actively In- In making the affair a cess The booth Is In charge nf Mrs 15 K and it corps of assistants Mrs ami Miss Gertrude preside over the fancy booth and Mrs Rossa is in the fortune teller's Mrs C if Maxwell directs the operations In the Ice booth Among the business bouses which have exhibits at the fair are the rode Dry Goods company Indiana company Edmunds Electric Company Packard Organ company Wheel company Bros house Fort Wayne Outfitters Meadows dairy Wolf Dessauer Co and others To-night one of the features of the fair will be a solo by Alfred dbn The managers ot the fair are gratified at the interest already dis- played and are of the fair a great success it Is a able fair In one arc no contests and the blackboards with the names of Most Popular tie are lacking There are no voting bees to draw upon the pocketbooks of tho visitors and every effort the seems to be centered upon making pleasant for those who call NO WORD FROM McKINLEY INDIANAPOLIS April In- diana Independent telephone ers who have undertaken to the removal of Patent F T Allen on the ground that ho is in Bell patents dently have not made a deep sion al the white house if any reply has been received to the telegram President it has been kept secret One independent promoter said to-day that the Objectors havo quit talking and taken another tack which they hope will be successful He de- to discuss the now plan FOR PEACE FOR THE BOER FORCES He is Credited With Discovering That General Mind is ing and That He is Losing Force With His Loubet and King Victor uel Exchange Tidings of the Missing Gold Bars P AS PROPHESIED MR PAGE WILL SERVE FOUR YEARS MORE IN THE FORT WAYNE OFFICE CAPE TOWN April is under- stood here that although General De- Wet at his recent interview eral Botha refused to surrender eral regarding him as sibly undertakes to negotiate in be- half oC the entire boer forces The British authorities here consider that if General Kutha surrenders can easily taken As explained here this action was determined in part by General Botha's discovery at a regent meeting that General Intellect had ened and that his influence with the followers was diminishing and that a continuance of campaign in view of General irresponsibility ed with General alone LONDON April is asserted here says the Cape Town correspondent of the Dully Tele- graph that General Botha has had another Interview with Kitchener in which he Informed him that he had seen General DeWet who still refused to entertain the idea of surrender on any terms General however regards DeWel -is no longer sible Tor his actions and seeks a modus on of all the LONDON April report that General has renewed Lord Kitchener Is not yet officially confirmed but It In credited and received with faction except by the who fear that the government will re- new the terms recently rejected General mental have been very con- for come I lire Mia recent In- activity points to there being some truth Ih the rumors which allege Ume continued hardship unuer the have On the other hand n correspondent ot the Times quite recently edged the wonderful foresight and of which retreat from Cape Colony As I lie previous ne- press again loudly Insists on unconditional bul with the budgetary ne- Marine the country In the raw If the Doers as the Dally Chronicle remarks may reckon on fair at the hands of April directors of the North Gorman Uoyd Steamship company have apparently learned nothing definite as to when or whern the of the KOld bars took place Captain of Oer Grosse Is of the opinion that the Bold was at either New York or Southampton The police here as u result of their Inquiries think the robbery was probably committed in NBW York TOULON April bot lo Victor manuel of Italy as Ills royal highness the Duke of Genoa has Just pre- sented me In your majesty's name the collar of the Order of the hasten to my most sincere thanks tor this very high mark of teem anil friendship I bog your jesty to accept my ardent wishes for the Klory of your reign ami for the welfare of hur majesty the lor happy realization now of the hope of the royal house and finally for the prosperity of Italy the friend of France President concluded Vila age he has directed M the French minister of foreign affairs to present the Duke of Genoa with the grand cordon of the Legion of Honor Senators Beveridge and Fairbanks Di vide the Patronage in the cratic Districts Several New Names Appear on the Lucky List in the Twelfth May Name Consul General i to St Petersburg and Will Take a Vacation MAY BE NO STRIKE NEW YORK April V representing the engineers and Timothy Shea representing the men on the board oC co-operation of the different divisions of the Jersey Central employes waited on the of- of the company at Jersey City this afternoon with proposals for an- other conference They said they wanted to try and settle matters as far as their organizations were concerned They decided that the trainmen should be considered also After some talk was arranged that they should conference morrow with Superintendent and Division Superintendent This it is believed shows the men do not want a strike PRESIDENT DONATES CANTON O April has donated toward a fund of necessary to secure the erection or a and modern hotel in this city The hotel will be built on Hie site of the recently burned Saxton block M C Barber bus written the president on Canton people asking that he allow the hotel to be called the The building will post INDIANAPOLIS Ind April The list of new presidential ters in the Second Third Fourth and Twelfth districts was made public day by Senators and banks The twenty-six appointments announced in yesterday's dispatches as practically agreed on were correct with the exception that Charles ler was appointed at in place or John Zimmerman the bent who it was generally thought would be H Adams was at In the distribution of the appointments Senator Fairbanks was allowed to IUI this office The appointments for the Twelfth district Twelfth District Fort Wayne Allen D Page reappointed Columbia City Whitley W W Williamson Noble L Dunning Albion Noble E Noble II reappointed V Dryer Angola Steuben O Rose Auburn Dekalb A Carter Sullivan Allen V Wallers COLONEL MAY LOSE rt was circulated among the Indiana political to-day there may be n chance In tho United State at St Petersburg that will retire from office Col W U Holloway of this city Indiana is now represented In two of the best consular positions n by Col Holloway and the con- sul generalship at Paris occupied by John K Dowdy Both ot these places filled on recommendation of ator Fairbanks It Is reported that In the senatorial distribution ot places Incident to the beginning n new administration Senator Is to bo allowed to mime one of these Important European and lii political there is no doubt that Senator If It comes to deciding between dy and Holloway will not hesitate to retain Mr In la il has boon announced that Hush county man will con- to serve in tho sition at Paris for four years more It Is said that a movement is on foot in certain quarters to retire Col loway on the ground that Ills sou ward Holloway has a position as clerk of the court ot appeals at cago with practically a lite tenure with a salary that varies from to w year according to the ume of business Col Holloway is well known and popular throughout Indiana He for- merly was editor of tho Indianapolis Journal and inter was postmaster at Indianapolis He was a of Governor Morton and served as the war governor's private secretary WILL MAKE NO SPEECHES Senator Will Take a tion After Work is Done Senator will not make any speeches for several months He has x other that will engage his attention and besides he feels that he has earned the right to a cation which however he will not take for some time Many invitations inviting the tor to deliver addresses in various parts of the country have accumulated Most of them contain urgent words of solicitation Many organizations of a commercial and political character have sent invitations The senator was asked what he will do about the Invitations He It will he impossible for mo to accept them T intend to make hut one speech in months I promised a year and a half ago to address the Grant club of Iowa at DCS on April 27 and I shall keep that ise but I shall deliver no more speeches for several months After Senator has road the invitations letters of declination will be sent The Floyd Memorial association of Sioux City Iowa has asked Indianapolis people to assist in inducing the senator to deliver ad- dress there when the Floyd memorial monument is unveiled May 30 but lie positively declined EX-GOVERNOR BRADLEY GIVES DAMAGING TESTIMONY 3W SENSATION IN THE TRIAL OF CAPTAIN RIPLEY WHO COM- MANDED A COMPANY OF V MOUNTAIN MEN Taylor's Own Counsel Was the ness and His Evidence Told Ripley Gocbel Would Not Live four Testimony Heard in the Trial of the Tried to Prevent the Murder i 5 f i FRANKFORT Ky April Governor W O Bradley who chief counsel for ex-Governor Vf It Taylor in tho gubernatorial contest case before the legislature last yaw gave sensational testimony this noon In the trial of Capt D Ripley who is charged with with others to bring about the of William Mr Bradtey tailed a conversation which he Mid had with Captain Ripley while the ter was in charge ot Ills military pony the occupancy of state by tjio Taylor iMi spring in which told him oC frequent conferences with Governor Taylor prior lo the witness said that Riploy told him was In the executive office tho fore the shooting and complained to Taylor because he bad not called out his company and when he should the ready Taylor My Cod haven't you brought thorn live twenty-four or I have forgotten M declared the witness W H YOM associate with In the contest caw re- cording to tho waa pretMM and heard the In to a question to whether bt hoard ot any conspiracy to kill Mr the witness that on Jan 26 the day the train tout ot mountaineers arrived some kt 1 could not now recall whom told Mm that parties In the crowd were In front of tho state house to kill hcl I said continued tho witness It should bo stopped t will go In VJ senate chamber and come out Gocbel and seo that he Is not hurt or Insulted I looked up and Wharton Ool v den and told him to got and others and send them to me J He Gochel Is not going to be hurl Coullon and told me It a fake and that there Was nothing In it they violence na 1 dirt s Why did yon send for Culton v ley and the Because 1 thought they knew mountain men Tho witness was turned to the i defense The defense asked witness U he knew anything of any Ripley with these occurrences uor Bradley said Ripley had none so far as he knew Asked it com- j had not been disbanded at time witness said thought It disbanded about that time P Thorne was next called Asked if ho had any conversation with ley upon tho prior day to the day hoi was shot he answered that He a few words in the depot at i Tan 29 in the morning about 9 o'clock Witness Ripley came in aa If he was to the train and asked me if my son Will was still in Frankfort He tola TOP upon my replying in the affirmative U send for him to return home rny advice and send for ley Will did not come if Did Ripley say when you He said send right said tUe witness Witness stated that upon the next day when he tried to telephone lo Frankfort some one was calling ence and that the person at the Frankfort end of the telephone that he was General Collier and that he wanted Ripley Witness not know that Ripley went to Frankfort upon tho day before or the day of the shooting but does not think that lip did A V Hite agent of the Louisville Nashville railroad was Introduced for Iho purpose of proving that a ment of guns was shipped to at Eminence and way bills showing the consignment were produced but were should Continued on Page Five
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