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Fort Wayne Journal Newspaper Archive: July 01, 1898 - Page 7

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   Fort Wayne Journal (Newspaper) - July 1, 1898, Fort Wayne, Indiana                               FORT WAYNE MORNING JOURNAL FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1898. PATHOLJI MOVED AND PLACED UNDER THE SCHOOL ROOM WINDOWS. BOARD OP SAFETY CRITICISED FOR COMPELLING CHILDREN TO WITNESS SCENES OF DE- SCHOOL TRUS- TEE'S OPINION. The action of the board of safety in placing a patrol box under the win- dows of St. Augustine's school is meet- ing- with a good deal of adverse com- ment, as well among the people whose children attend the school as among others, who see the impropriety of it. The call box was formerly on the west side of Calhoun street, near a saloon, but Superintendent Gorsline advised its removal to the opposite side. The board of safety, acting on this recommenda- tion, ordered the change. Now the box stands directly in front of the school, ana the school girls will be compelled to listen to the floods of obscenity and vile language that fill the air whenever a depraved woman or a drunken man is arrested. Bishop Rademacher offer- ed a remonstrance when he learned that the patrol box was to be placed there, and even volunteered to furnish money to build a conduit across the street to connect the box with the main service which were placed in conduits on the east side of the street. The board paid no attention to the argu- ments that were dictated purely by a repugnance to subjecting the children to exhibitions of depravity, and went ahead with the work. There was no necessity for placing the box there, as, even if the board did not care to accept the bishop's offer, there was sufficient money to lay the extra wires, there being a balance of after paying all the expenses of laying the underground conduit. Dr. A. J. Boswell, of the board of public school trustees, said the locating of a patrol' box at such a place was highly improper and repugnant to the moral senses. He said he would nob consent to having a police box under the windows of any of the schools Un- der his jurisdiction, and did not think It a proper thing to have one in front of any other school. The board of safety owes it to the growing generation to< remove spec- tacles of vice and crime from the youth- ful gaze, and should order the box changed at once to its original location. The moral welfare of the children de- mands it. HUNG FOR A TRAITOR. LADS AT THE COUNTY OR PHANS' HOME TAKE EXCEP- TION TO ONE OF THEIR NUM- BER WHO YELLED FOR SPAIN. A ten year old lad named Billman an inmate of County Orphans home came near meeting a traitor's death at the hands of a crowd of i dozen or more of the other inmates o the home. He was hung up by the neck, to appease the wrath the othci children. Some time ago after war with Spain had been declared, the matron o the home, 'Mrs. Overmeyer, called the children about her, and gave them a talk upon patriotism, telling them the facts of the declaration of war, anc warning them that they should be loya to their country, and to be patriotic She also told them that anyone who would side in with Spain or who would cheer for Spain, was a traitor and ought to suffer the penalty of his crime. One lad suggested that anyone who would cheer for Spain ought to be choked, and the matron- acquiesced in the statement. The children never forgot the talk, and when on Wednesday, the lad Billman, became angered in play with the other children and yelled "three cheers for the other lads decided he was a traitor, and decided to hang him as he deserved. They ran to the barn for a. rope, while some of them staid to hold the prisoner, and to prepare for the ex- ecution. The boys returned with a rope, and slipping one end around his neck in a noose, they threw the other end over a limb of a trees and hauled the culprit up into the air. The boys had neglected to tie the hands of their prisoner, and he was able to keep him- self from strangulation for some little time, and neighbors seeing what was going on rushed to the scene and cut down the boy, who was almost insensi- ble from fright and the effect of swing- ing at a rope's end from a limb of a tree. The talk of the matron regarding the love of country will always remain indelibly impressed upon the minds the youths who heard it and who had a hand in hanging their companion whom they considered a traitor. HOW TO LOOK GOOD. Good looks are really more than skin deep, depending entirely on a healthy condition of all the vital organs. If the liver is inactive, you have a bilious look; if your stomach is disordered', you have dyspeptic look; if your kidneys are affected, you have a pinched look. Secure good health, and you will surely have good looks. "Electric Bitters" is a. good Alterative and Tonic. Acts- di- rectly on the stomach, liver and kid- neys, purifies the blood, cures pimples, blotches and boils, and gives a good complexion. Every bottle guaranteed. Sold at Dreier Bro's drug store. HOc per bottle. THE COURT NEWS. The county board of equalization will to-day send out notices of the changes In- assessments made since the session began. Yesterday afternoon Col. I. N. Walker met with the board and talked over matters informally. Colonel Walk- er is a member of the state board of tax commissioners. Judge Dawson decreed to Miranda A. Grover a Judgment for against X.ucy A, Small. The panel work of the new court house will be devoted to historical figures and in order to assist the archi- tect In suggesting designs the boai-d of commissioners yesterday selected a committee consisting of Charles Mc- Culloch, R. S. Robertson, J. H. Bass, R. C. Bell and C. T. Lane to talk the mat- ter over with Mr. Tolan. It is possible that a committee of ladies will be added to-day. 
                            

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