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   Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1901, Fort Wayne, Indiana                               m- r THE FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE. ESTABLISHED THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1901. PRICE FIVE CENTS. EX-UNITED STATES PENSION AGENT IS NO MORE. OLD AILMENT AGGRAVATED BY GRIP, SUPERINDUCES HEART TROUBLE, WHICH CAUSED DEATH LAST EVENING. G016Z HE I TIT PlTflnUP lie Mil uAltlULlb TO ACCEPTANCE OF THE PLATT DISTINGUISHED GATHERING OF AMENDMENT BY CUBA. COLLEGE MEN IN CHICAGO. NOff 'TIS NAMES MAJOR KREITENSTEIN THE BRITISH SAY HE IS NOW NE- The Old Revolutionist Makes an Im- passioned Speech Against Ameri- can Sup- ports the Amendment. Spent Most of His Life in Fort Wayne- Pioneer Lawyer, and Served Two Terms as Clerk of Alleni Was Pension Agent Under Presi- dent Gallant Sol- dier, an Admirable Citizen, and a Manly Man Gone From Earth. (Special to the Journal-Gazette.) INDIANAPOLIS. April VanBurcn Spencer. ex-United States pension agent, died at his home. 715 Meridian street, to-nlghl. at S o'clock. He had been a sufferer from chronic csiUirrb for some time and his death was caused by that disease. Mr- Spen- cer had been in falling health lor sev- 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 luul been In :i suUil-conHciona stale for the past two days, and Immediately preceding dentli failed to recognize bin family. W. S. Tomlln. who wag In iitlemlttDce. cullod In Henry fur consultation, nod advised the furolly oF approaching death. The body will bo. sent lo Fort Wnyne, former home, for burial, where n daughter of the dvccnHed lies Interred. Mr. Spencer Icuvm a wKo and four' Helen. Frank mid Walter, Ho nn ttnelu of United 8IMcs Marshal Pdttlt. Mr. 1'cUlt went at oiK-o to the house, to- night, on learning of the death. En-Senator Turple's Trlbutt. States Senator David Turple was Visibly affected when told Ot the dtwtll-Of Jtr. Spencer. Ho WHS a member of the soirnli: when Mr. Spencer was aupoltiHid pcimlou ngont. and U WIIH dltu tli hlH recommendation that he received the appointment. Son-, ator Ttirpli) npoko 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 lllmnclf and his parly. He was eminently flttnd for the position for the reason that he had practiced buv before his election. He was up- right and honest In the discharge of his duties and he left the offlcu with the good will anil regard of the citi- zens of that county.. "When tho question of. the appoint- ment of a pension, agent came up when I was In the United.States sen- 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 uft to recommend him for tho appointment. We believed he would make an efu- clont officer, and we were not disap- 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 a-vory 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 said: "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, ex-distrfet attorney, said: "I have always had a high re- sard for Mr. Spencijr. I have known him for several years and have always Cpund him to be a man of honesty and integrity. Mis appointment as pension agent was Indorsed througliQUt the slate and in the discharge of his duties as such ho was at all times conscien- tious and honest. In his death the (Continued on Two.) HAVANA. April Cuban con- stitutional convention at to-day's ses- sion took no action regarding the pro- posal to appoint a commission to go to Washington in reference to their fu- ture relations Iretween iCuba and the United States. The whole time was taken up by Senor Gomez and General Sanguily. who made long- and impas- 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 -rather 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 par- ticularly opposed to sending a com- mission to "Washington but he said he believed the f'latl amendment should be rejected llrst- eneral Panioiily made a strong ap- peal to the -delegates 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 ALLWIuE BETWEEN FRANCE AND UNITED STATES RECALLED. American Army, Navy and Diplomatic Do Honor to Visltlny French Naval Offictrs In Wash- Social Function. April wall (liven to-nlKht by the French ambassa- dor in honor of tint French naval offi- cers and cadets of the training ship Trouln. now at llaltlmore, was given something of an international significance by the entwining of the French tri-cWor 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 compan- ions In arms from the sister republic of Franco. The handsome Interior of tho French embassy had been elaborately decorated and prepared for Ihe occa- sion. As the guests entered the main reception hall, they saw at the further end the superb painting of Washington commanding llocluimbeau 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 flags] and. naval em- blems ot France were liberally inter- spersed with those of the United States. Back ot the large drawing room was reared a kcdge 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 decora- tions. The reception party was made up ot Ambassador Cambon. assisted by tho entire stuff ot the embassy, including Captain Vlgnal in the showy uniform of a French artillery officer, and Lieut- enant De Fftramond In tho uniform of airi the French navy. The visiting officers and cadets also -were In full uniform, those of the ofllcers being rich In gold lace and decoration, while the blue uniforms the cadets were Heavily hung with gilded algiil- .ettes. To add to the militaryv aspect ot the occasion the American ofllcers, mllltaryc naval and marliid. were in full uniform. With them also were the heads dt tho war and navy depart- ments, Secretary Root and Secretary Long, with the members 'spective families and all of Washing- ton society. I Monsignor Conaty Applauded When He Spoke for Unification and Im- provement of Educational Sys- From Martinelli and Gibbons. FOR CUSTODIAN AND "MR. SHUTT FOR STATE HOUSE ENGINEER. CHICAGO, April of the Catholic educational system and plans for -unifying the educational work of the church and raising it to a level in effectiveness with the state and non-sectarian institutions for higher learning will be .discussed at the third annual convention of repre- sentatives 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 to- day's meeting from nearly all the Catholic colleges and universities of prominence in the United Stales and Canada. The Rigbt Rev. Monsiguor Conaty, D. D.. rector ot the Catholic University at Washington, and presi- 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 estab- lished a mighty machine of secularized Instruction which threatens to destroy all private effort either on thw part of th'i individuals or the church. It is im- portant to meet unification by unifica- tion. HO to strengthen the Catholic ed- ucational system that It may defend Ksolf against all attacks and save the religious Instruction of Ibt people from the clangors of Inittntc- llon, tt Is Important lo realize Ihe meanine of the facts which face us and which our educators must nvrel." "Among the facts must be rocog- nlzed the state school systems, with He rapidly Increasing high school and oven college developments: the tendency lo do away with the by uniting the high school to the uni- versity (3) the establishment Ot edu- cational of all sorts, on- (lowed by private tiiunllleettco Ot tion- CatiloHcii and attracting Catholic, (1'itltM because these schools havo not tho character of stale Instltullons: (4) tho tendency of tile universities lo control the state schools, to dlclAtc- tbo (sxntnlnallon of Idachers and to demand university degree or ap- proval'an n condition of appointment. "Tho truth ot these facts In dally bolnlt manifested In the schools of many of our larger cilles. To offsel thi'Ki) facts there In splendid ef- fort made by the Catholic, church in building Its schools, academies, col- leges and universities, spending last year for education, principally 'In parochial Intense eiilliuslasm gruelcd this significant declaration. speaker was the hlghq_st offi- cial In the Catholic educational sys- tem In this country. Dr. Thomas .1. 'Conaty, roclor of the Catholic unl- voAlty at Washington. IX C.. and pres- 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 fig- ure In the assemblage of distinguished educators and churchmen present, he made a remarkable picturesque fig- ure In his flowing black robes, re- lieved by sash ot brilliant crim- son, and his shaggy Iron grey Jiair showing in sharp contrast with his fresh, clear-cut. Intellectual counte- 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 prvs- 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, Washing- ton, 0., followed with an address on ,the "Catholic High School Move- ment." A communication was read from the papal delegate, Archuishop Martinelli, expressing hearty sympathy with the purposes of the conference, especially the Unification and co-ordination of Catholic educational work. The com- munication said: "We live In times when natural val- ues arc appreciated first. Catholic (Continued on Page Five.) CHINESE MINISTER TO RUS- SIA FATALLY ASSAULTED. PAU1S. April Palric to-day publishes a dispatch from St. Peters- burg, which says Hie Chinese minister there, Yang Vu, gravely insulted Count. Lamsdortf, the Russian minis- ter of foreign iill'airfc, during a discus- sion of the Manchurlan question, whereupon the count ordered his lack- eys to put the Chinese 'minister put, and :TaniJ Yii.was thrown down stairs and fatally Injured Yn.thf head. (Special to the Journal-Gazette.) INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. April Governor Durbin to-day settled the contest for the office of custodian and engineer of the state house by an- nouncing the following appointments: Custodian. MaJ. George W. Krieten- stein. Terre Haute: engineer. Samuel C. Shutt, the present incumbent. The appointments of Major Ivreit- cnstein 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 Vet- erans. He is prominently connected with the Indiana national guard aud Is well known in political circles. He was first appointed lo this posilion 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 ollico 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 intro- duced lo James K. Gore, tho relirlng adjutant general. The ceremony ot :issuming office was wholly informal. Gen. .Iame8 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 a? deputy. Mnj. John E. Miller, who has served under Iho Ooro administration, will remain tor a time, at least. The new adjutant Is a young mau of good address. He Intends, as soon lie hi-en Initiated Into his duties, to take up the reorgani- zation of the Indiana national guard called for by the law enacted by th'- 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 auspli-es 
                            

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