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Elkhart Daily Review (Newspaper) - February 14, 1906, Elkhart, Indiana ■t ESTABLISHED IN 1872. ELKHART, INDIANA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1906 PRICE TWO CENTS. DOING HARD THINKING UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW SOME SENATORS STAND On the Provisions of the Railway Rate Bill—Line-Up Looks Like It Was Close. Washtn^on, Feb. 14.—^Thore were Indications at the meeting of the senate committee on Interstate commerce that an aniendment would be proposed on which supporters of the court review feature for railroad rate legislation may agree. The phraseology of the amendment has not been determined, but may be decided upon at a conference of Seuntors Elklns, Aldrich and one or two others opposed to the bill as it stands. Senator Foster-took an active part in the discussion by aslv-ing questions cnncerniug the powers of the courts under the Hepburn bill, and whether it would interfere with any fundamental rights. They Don't Know Where 1 hcy're At. Senator Dolliver explained the rate-making section of the bill and the intention of the persons who drew it, declaring that it was the purpose to carry out the provisions of the constitution giving the government the right to regulate inter.state commerce „between states. Neither "faction in the committee is able to line up its forces and know just where it stands. One or two Democrats have not made their positions known. Of the Republicans Dolliver, Clapp and Cullom favor the bill as it came from the house, and Elkins, Aldrich, Keau Foraker and Crane will not vote to report a bill which does not contain a provision for court revleAv of the orders of the interstate commerce commission. Vote Will Be Very Close. Supporters of the,house bill have claimed all of the Democrats, but the speech of Tillman in tlie senate Monday Is said to have made them uncertain as to his vote, and so far as known McLaurin has not made his position clear. If these Democratic votes are lost ' the bill could not be reported in its present form. If one of the votes was lost the committee would be tied, as Cullom cannot get here to vote on Friday, and Dolliver h>i3 been imable to arrange a pair la the committee. Elkins and His Own Bill. Senator Elkins, speaking of his own rate bill, said: "This bill uses substantially the words of the president iu" relation to railway regulation. In every respect the bill complies with and is in entire harmony with the president's position, and is outlined in his messages to congress and his speeches. It is also in harmony with the idea ns set forth in Senator Knox's Pittsburg speech." PliAINT OP INDEPENDENTS They Are Oppressed by the Trust, but Dare Not Tell Anybody. Washington, Feb. 14. — The letter Gillespie ti'ied to get into the house record was written by Frank C. Drane, secretary of the Bituminous Coal 7 Trades League of Pennsylvaiüa, an independent combine, that is fighting an alleged hostile combine of the Pennsylvania and other railways. The letter says that there has existed for a long time a combination of the Pennsylvania railroad with the anthracite and bituminous coal mining and shipping companies to stifle all competition. Drane says it Is unfortunately true that not one of his associates In the bituminous league would l)e able to give sworn testimony before an investigating committee of congress, as "we have never been able to get evidence sufficiently strong to enter a suit at law, nor have we been able to get the independent operators united so as to test the Elkins law,, many fearing the consequences the Pennsylvania railroad officials know so well how to inflict upon any operator who dares openly complain." He recites the grievances to which the independent operators are subjected through alleged discrimination, particularly the poft coal oi>erators in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and i. West Virginia, and says the Independ-^ ents". are helpless. The letter asserts '''tliat tlie Pennsylvania railroad has established rules that only certain markets can be supplied by oue region, and that tlie private cars of the soft coai trust have unlimited choice of marlcet to, ship coal in according to the demands therefore. The independent operator, the letter continues, has to see his mines idle for want of cars and Mb labor moves to other districts in search of steadier 'work. Thus, he adds, flourishing towns have been abandoned by business peojjle to follow the mine worker to the busier region. • After giving the belief of the writer as to the ownership of the coal properties—that the Pennsylvania and other roads own mos-t of them—he adds: that "the Wabash controls the West Virginia Central, of which Senator Gorman, Senator Elkins and ex-Senator Davis, of West Virginia, are Joint owners and an enormous acreage of West Virginia F^ soft coal.". Senate and House in Brief. Washington, Feb. 14. — Aside from the time required for the transaction of routine Business, which was of no special interest, the entire session of the senate was devoted to amendments to the shipping bill. The proposed amendments will be votoil on today. An executive session was held. The fortifications appropriation bill held the attention of the house. Tho blil was not completed at adjournment. Gillespie of Texas made an unsuccessful attempt to get into the record a statement of grievances of the coal operaitors and shippers of Pennsylvania. ' . All Because of Poor Bookkeeping. Washington, Feb. 14.—At a conference held here of comptrollers, auditors, treasurers and other city officials Interested it was alleged that "The most prolific source of municipal graft, its securest hiding place, its most effective instrument In seeking immunity, is the chaos which exists in the cliissification of municipal accounts and the absence of uniformity in mimicipal bookkeeping." liaFolIettn and Lawson's Committee. Washington, Feb. 14.—Senator La-Follette has declined tho invitation extended by Thomas W. Lawson to become a member of tlio committee to vote the proxies of a number of policyholders ot: two of the lif^ insurance companies of New York at their meetings tills year. The senator found it impossible to undertake the work because of the pressure of public business. President Would Help Japan. Washington, Feb. 14. — President Roosevelt lias taken official cognizance of the famine which has grown to such serious proportions in northern Japan. In an appeal to the people of the United States the president requests that contributions for the sufferers from the famine be forwarded to the American National Red Cross. IT'S Â STATE OF THINGS CbicagoMan Makes a Startling Assertion to an Association of Canners in Council. Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 14.—At the opening session of the National Canners' association annual meeting here Dr. A. Frazer, of Chicago, made the startling allegation that "graft, corruption and embezzlement have been found lurking in financial and political circles, and men hitherto considered of stainless reputation hftve been dragged from their pedestals with reputations blasted and fortunes squandered." Dr Frazer deviated to this extent from a long address of a technical i^^r tura on the canning Industry of the country. Flnley Acker, of Philadelphia;, another speaker, dwelt on the wisdom of giving quality rather than quantity, which he declared made a successful business. He touched on pure and impure foods, and noted with satisfaction a trend for tlie betterment of conditions in that particular. WE'RE GOING TO SETTLE IT Ambassador White Watching for the PsycholoBical Moment to Do Things at Algeciras. London, Feb. 14. —The Standard'si correspondent at Algeclras telegraphed' to his paper under yesterday's date: "I am in a position to assert the final solution of the Moroccan dispute will emanate from America. Ambassador Henry "White is only awaiting the right moment to submit a proposal which It Is believed will prove acceptable to both France and Germany. I have Mr. White's authority to state that: a successful issue Is confidently expected."_' NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE LATEST OFF THE WIRE DEMANDS OF THE MINERS ON OPERATORS STATED. Noted Horse Breeder Dead. Wichita, Feb. 14.—Col. H. G. Toler, aged sixty, known thToughout the United States as the owner of the Toler stock farm, died today. He bred John R. Gentry, the second fastest stallion; Theodore Shelton, the fastest three-yeav-old, and Sallie Toler, a famous mare. Priie Putt^lpon Head of the Czar— Chinea Menaces Czar as Well as Uncle Sam—Train Wrecks. Mail Cars Fall 400 Feet. St. Louis, Feb. 14.—A Missouri Pacific fast mall train from St. Louis to the west was wrecked on a bridge at Gasconado, Mo., at 5 a. m. Three of crew and two mall clerks were injured. The train caught fire, and two mail cars were completely destroyed, and one partially. Much valuable mall was burned. Two other mall cars were thrown from a high embankment into the ditch 400 feet below. Kansas City, Feb. 14.—The 'Frisco Meteor" express was wrecked at Columbus, Kan., when it collided with a freight. The wreckage caught fire. Several are reported killed. The dead are Harry Roundtree, baggageman; A. Hurk'ey, restauran-teur, and an unidentified passenger whose body was partly consumed, and Engineer Wood, who died while en route to a hospital. Hurkey died of heart failure during the excitement. St. Louis, Feb. 14.—Forty passengers in two Pullman cars of an east-bound 'Frisco passenger had miraculous escapes when the sleepers crashed into a large car loaded with terra cotta. Fino Church Damaged by Fire. Cincinnati, Feb. 14.—The First Presbyterian church, East Fourth street, in the heart of the sky-scraper district caught fire at noon, but was quickly extinguished. The building one of the finest church here. Dynamite Kills and Maims. Chicago, Feb. 14.—One man was killed and several injured by a dynamite explosion at the Illinois Steel Works, foot of Eighty-third street, where they were blasting for a foundation. Prospective Hangings in Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 14.—John Mueller must hang for wife-murder on Friday unless Gov. Deneen intercedes. Robert Newcomb, colored, will also hang for killing a policeman. Two Feet of Snow. Chicago, Feb. 14.—Trains within a radius of one hundred miles are greatly delayed by two feet of snow. Miner.V Demands. New York, Feb. 14.—The following demands will be presented tomorrow by tho anthracite miners' scale committee, approved by President Mitchell: 1. A trade agreement which will be full recognition of the union. 2. Reconstruction of the present conciliation board provided for by the anthracite commission for the arbitration of differences; each of the three districts to have a separate conciliation board; composition of boards to be determined by operators and district officers. 3. Eight-hour day for all classes of labor In and about the mines. 4. Ten per cent increase in wages straight through. 5. Settlement of many minor grievances. One coal operator declares that at least, two of the requests must be modified. Operators art strongly opposed to union recognition and the ten per cent increase. The new battleship Rhode Island has been formally transferred to the government. George W. Beavers, the postoffice boodler, pleaded guilty and was given two. years in the penitentiary. The new armored cruiser Tennessee made an unofficial speed of 22.16 knots on her speed trial. The opening of the British parliament has begun, and Lowther has been re-elected speaker. The formal opening will take place Monday. Kansas City jobbers have demanded tliat. the rixllroads make a through rate on first-class freight from New York to the Missouri river. Government rip-rap work costing $.500,000 is threatened with destruction by the action of the Missouri" river near Rulo. Neb. ,A conference of the officers and members of the Religious Education association has begun at Cleveland, O. Miss Marj' Lee, a near relative of General Robert E. Lee, was probably fatally injured in a runaway accident near AVInchester, Vii. To settle a controversy as to the policy of the paper John Temple Graves has resigned the editorship of the Atlanta News. The state encampment of the Wisconsin Grand Army will be held in -Marinette June 12 and 13. Julius Marqusee, of New York city, has purchased 2,100 cases of the 1904 tobacco crop of Wisconsin. Directorsvpf the Lake Shore and Coming Clash Preparations. Washington, Feb. 14.—That the United States is facing a possible mil itary campaign on the other side of the world is practically admitted by authorities. Secretary Taffs frankness in explaining the recent movement of troops to the Philippines and the willingness of the state department to admit the delicacy, of relations with China allow no other construction of the situation concerning anti-foreign agitation in the celestial empire. Two regiments of Infantry are en route to the Philippines, and a third will be ordered soon; two batteries of field artillery have been sent, and preparations are rushed for more. Chinese Threatening Russia, Too. St. Petersburg, Feb. 14.—The Slo-vay says the Chinese are preparing to take from Russia by force the whole of the Amur province. The czar's government contemplates sending a special army. Noted of National Legislature. Washington, Feb. 14.—The house today adopted without discussion a resolution asking the secretary of the treasury to send to the house all its information concerning the sale of the old custom house in New York to the National City Hall Bank. TÊe president today nominated Henry Gelsler for postmaster at Hart-fôrd City, and Hood P. Loveland for postmaster at Peru. It is emphatically denied at the White House that there is any reason for believing one of the invitations for Alice's wedding was old for $400 by the recipient. The story is declared absurd. McCall Near Death. Lakewood, N. J., Feb. 14.—John A. McCall, former president of the New York Life Insurance Co., is in a critical condition. In addition to liver trouble he Is suffering from complications affecting the kidneys and- other organs, together with a dropsical tendency. Intimate friends admit there is scant hope. Extreme unction has been administered. Reward for Killing the Czar. Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 14.—The police have discovered a large quan tity of bombs, chemicals and révolu tionkry literature. One pamphlet is ^ _ __headed, "One thousand roubles re- Mlchlgan'southeri havëauth^rized an >ard to the brother who kills the , issue «f 150,000,000 4 per cent bonds, ¡czar. We will supply arms and guar-jthe prôcecd» to .be;raed,for éxtenilTe antee our savior's escape from Rus- Women Hissed Their Opponent. Columbu"?, O., Feb. 14.—The house defeated a bill to give woiiien the riglit to vote at local option elections by a vote of 05 to 50. The galleries wore filled with women, and when one of the members had flni.<ihed a long speech in opposition to the bill he was greeted with hisses. The speaker adminis-tei-ed a severe reprimand to the visitors and threatened to clear the galleries. Blcdsfug: the Hiver. In the little Balkan state of Rou-manla it has been the custom from time Immemorial for towns by the river Danube to keep the Christmas feast by a peculiar ceremony called "blessing the river." This used to be carried out on a scaffolding erected on the frozen river, but owing to an accident, when the Ice broke, and hundreds of people were drowned, it is now held upon the bank. The people wear turbans of colored paper and carry long, white wands. Some are dressed to Bepresent Biblical characters. The service, conducted by priests, lasts about half an hour, and then the ice Is broken and a small wooden cross thrown Into the water. ,Then people rush into the icy river after this emblem, and the person who secures it is supposed to be assured of great.good luck for the coming year. Tbe Pall of the Hennlns. The hennlns or headdresses worn by ladies of the fifteenth century were in shape of horns and so long that a woman's face appeared to be In the center of her figure. The clergy condemned them and threatened the wearers with perdition, but for all that they were worn higher tiian ever. At last a strolling evangelist at Paris promised absolution to all who would destroy the hennlns, and the mob went to work and wrecked tho headdresses whenever they appeared in public. The hen-nins were trampled under foot and their wearers insulted all over Paris. Scores of lives were lost in the efforts of the cavaliers to defend the hennlns from the rabble, but in vain, and the enormous headdresses disappeared, some other feminine absurdity taking their place. A Precise AnsTrer. "Lawyers are supposed to be the most literal minded men," said an eminent member of the bar, "but every now and then counsel in course of practice will encounter witnesses who can give them points in the matter of literal answers. An Irishman was called to testify in a damage suit arising out of the death of a man 'at the bands of a bull,' BO to speak. ' 'Are we to understand, sir,' asked the prosecuting attorney, 'that the deceased, Patrick Flannlgan, was your father?' " 'He was till the bull killed him,' was the reply of the wary witness." Bntoherjr In War. In one of Du Guesclin's victories so many English, were, taken captive that even the humblest soldier amodg the French had one or more prisoners. The victors, however, fell to quarreling, and, ill feeling becoming rife in the French army in consequence of these quarrels, over the prisoners, Du Gues-clin ordered all the captives to be butchered, and the brutal order was carried out HONOR AMOROUS SAINT VALENTINE AND CUPID SHINE IN SOCIAL EVENTS. Several Parties Pay Tribute to the Partner of Busy Little Archer-Fraternal Affairs. Hovr She Kneir. Mr. McSosh—Wbflt was it that made you think I'd been drinking last night? Mrs. McSosh—Oh, I don't know. I suppose the fact that you were fearfully drunk had as much to do with it as tnythlag.—Cleveland Leader. Advancinar. "Is your daughter going to make her debut this season, Mrs. Paiwenue?'' "No, Indeed! Mme. Pakln attends to all that We don't have to do our own sewing no more." — Baltimore American. Most of the members of the F. W. Club and their husbands, about forty in ail, had a delightful time at a valentine party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Krau, No. 312 South Third street, Tuesday evening. Tho early part of the evening was devoted to pedro or fiinch, as the players selected, and after delicious refreshments irregularly cut parts of hearts were pieced together by the different holders, and then ensued a contest to guess the writers of the quotatlions found thereon. The partners for the supper were selected in a novel manner. Card board hearts bearing the names of the ladies were hung on the wall, and the men assumed the role of Cupid and made targets of the hearts for bow and arrow practice, the heart strucli designating that particular Cupid's partner. . Tlie home was prettily decorated with festoons of vari-colored hearts and other features suggestive of the day. The awards in the contests were val-entinea. • * * The Las Vegas Optic of last Saturday devotes over four columns to the organization of the Hoosler Club, which Is expected to Include every former Indianian now a resident of New Mexico. The membership now numbers something over fifty, and though no Elkhartan is in the list, there are the following formerly from neighboring towns: Will Gortner and Thomas Llpsett of Goshen; Fred R. Clapp of Llgonier, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Long and Melvin Barnard of South Bend, Mrs. Ludwig A. Doelle of LaPorte, E. V., R. T. and Ralph Long, and Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Olney and Marie Olney of Warsaw. Judge E. V. Long, formerly of Warsaw, is j)resident of the organization, whoso pui-pose is largely social, with monthly meetings, but which will also endeavor to interest other Hoosiers In New Mexican affairs, especially those of Las Vegas. * « • The valentine masquerade dance given by Mr. and Mra M. R. Hopkins at Hoffman's hall, Tuesday eve-;ning, was attended by a Targe crowd, including many from South Bend, Mishawaka and Goshen. The prizes for the most artistic costumes were awarded to Fred Hoefinger of Mishawaka and Miss Jennie Wagner of Gcshen, while the prizes for the most comical make-ups were taken by Bert Kinney and Miss Leta Bowles, both of this city. The hall was appropriately decorated for the occasion. Mu sic was furnished by Miss Claudia Wagner of Goshen and Hobart Davis and Harry Loomis. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins will give a bogie-man dance on Febmary 27. * n The marriage of Edward C. Keene and Miss Maude Inez McNay took place at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. McNay of No. SOS Middle-bury .street, in the presence of the immediate relatives and few intimate friends, the group numbering about twenty. The service was conducted by Rev. Dr. Somerville Light, and after the wedding breakfast the bridal couple took the 10:25 train for Detroit, where they will visit relatives. Mr. Keene is a well known clothing salesman, at present connected with Shafer & Schult's south end store. He and his bride have many friends. • « * The '06 Club and their husbands, with a few additional friends, enjoyed a valentine party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Spohn on East Beardsley avenue, Tuesday evening. The beautiful home was profusely decorated with hearts and ribbons, and carnations were conspicuous in the dining room. The party, which numbered between forty and fifty, was entertained by vocal selections by Miss Alice demons, piano solos by Miss Ada Stanton, renditions on the Edison phonograph and by indulging in pedro. The favors were pretty souvenirs of St. Valentine's Day. * * * Five members of the Monday Club, Mesdames Kent, Williams, Schwartz, Mahoney and Barber, entertained the other members and their husbands at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kent of Jaclvson street, Tuesday evening. The hours were spent pleasantly with games, and the favors were valentines. The visiting guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Keen, Mrs. Oliver Smith of Niles and-Mrs. Lula Smith of Raymertown, Canada. The next regular club meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. J. H. Gardner of Kenwood, Monday afternoon. • « • Eighteen colored men have organ ized the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Club with the fpllowing officers: Presl dent,- Grant Cobksle; vice president, Arthur Cromwell; oecrctajry, Isaac Reddick; treasurer, Joseph Frazer. The wives and women friends of the members will be made honorary members of the club. A social will b» given In March. « « « Mrs. H. Wise of East Jackson street on Tuesday entertained a party of fourteen ladles In compliment to Mrs. Charles True of ETkhart and her sister, Mrs. John Ditch of Mishawaka, both of whom will move to Lodi, Cal., about the first of March. Mr. True is already at Lodf,. engaged in carpentering. « >!i » Althougfi the attendance was not as large as usual, the pedro party at the CentuiT CTnb on Tuesday evening was enjoyed very much, the refreshments and other appomtments being rather more elaborate than is customary with these regularly stated social events. * * • Mr. and' Mrs. C. E. Frank will entertain a large party of friends at dancing at the Century Club this evening. WOMEN'S LITERARY CLUBS. Progress Club enjbyed what was practically a strictry social meeting at the home of Mrs> B'ei't Houseworth on Tuesday afternoon, two papers that had been expected not being given and Mrs. Claud Wall filling the time with two' readings^—"How Mary Ellen Attends a School! of Elocution" and "The Courtship at tho Husking Bee." Current events were considered and social pleasures enjoyed, in eluding the servrng of delicious refreshments. Mrs. John- Ziesel assisted the hostess in entertaining. The next meeting, two weeks hence,, will be at the home of »Prsi Eii Ziesel of State street. « « « The Elkhart Woman's Art Club was entertained by Mi'ss Miimfe Eck-elman on Tuesday aftemoom, and in addition to the usuaT number of members there were the follbwihg guests: Mra A. C. Collin's. MVsi Wfrreland, Mrs. H. Herrfck and: MVs.. Frank Jau-riet of Elkhart and Miss Church of Paris, 111'. MTss Eckeltaair read a very interesting paiper on "The Holy Grail," a subject that has- been receiving much attenjtioni dUriiis^ the past year or two. The discussion was lively and interesting, and' consideration; of current events^ was; animated. • • • The Thursday Club's meeting at the home of Mrs. Oi C: Hill; No. 409 High street, at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, will be marked' by Mi'ss Seward's reading of her paper on' "^lonna Vanna."' FRATERMAJL SOCIETieS. LaPorte Maccabees àre much disappointed because Capital' Ciiy Tent of Indianapolis sent back by express the membership' banner whiiih LaPorte won from Indianapolis after the latter tent had' taken' it from LaPorte. Arrangements hadi been made to tender the expected" committee from Indianapolis, a big reception, and when the banner came by express there was much resentment. Progressive Hive, L. O: T. M., had a very interesting session- Tuesday afternoon, when it was; decided to make preparations for the initiatiou of a large class of camlidates some timo in March. • « • Modern Maccabees win institute a oc^. lodge at Goshen: cm February 23. Pweteme*. In the cofllectlon of perfumes two IHrocesses are emplo(yed. In one, th« grease process, boxes with glass bottoms are preparedl, the bottom being covered •with pure grease or suet, and the flowers, gathered fresh every day during the season, are laid on trays In the box, the grease being left to absorb the fragrance. In the oil proce^ the place of grease is taken by cotton batting' saturated irlth eil, the process being substantially the same. In both cases the vehicle becomes Impregnated with the essential oil and odor of flowers. XVhem Solid Iron Float«. Experiments show that If a ball of solid Iron Is lowered Into a mass of liquid Iron by means of a metal fork the ball at first shika to the bottom with the folic. But In a few seconds it leaves the prongs and rises to the surface, where It continues to. fltoat until It melts. The rising is explained by the expansion of the ball, du® to heating, whereby It becomes, bulk for bulk, less dense than the molten metal. The I<aw and the Sword. In all governments there must of necessity be both the law and the sword. Laws without arms would give us not liberty, but licentiousness, and anna without laws would produce not subjection, but slavery.--Colton. The of Men. Few doctors ikjeip willing to take their own medicine. When a lawyer gets into trouble be hastens to hire an attor- • ney, and it is bard for people, to admire ah artist who paints his own portrait—* OUcaKo Bocord^erald. | fmmmm
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