Fort Wayne Sentinel, February 25, 1903

Fort Wayne Sentinel

February 25, 1903

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Fort Wayne Sentinel, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1903, Fort Wayne, Indiana enttnel ESTABLISHED 1833. WEDNESDAY EVENING, LJ FEBRUARY 25, 1903. 10 CENT8 GRAND JURY HANDS IN 73 TRUE BILLS Sensational Features of Report Are Held Under Cover Pending the Issuance of Warrants. The Allen county grand jury, after a session of three and one-half weeks, action, during which over six hundred wit- nesses were examined, today made They its report to Judge O'Rourke in the circuit court. The jury returned seventy-three indictments, which is the largest nuiiber of true bills ever returned by any grand jury in the history of Allen county. The scope of the grand jury's in- quiry has been very wide and the Indictments returned cover almost every offense defined by law save marder. Necessarily there are as yet few disclosures as to what the 1 jury has done and matters will come definitely only as the war- rants issue and are served. That sensational indictments are Included'in the grand jury's report is practically beyond doubt. Keen expectancy that attached itself to the known fact that the official conduct of Prosecutor Emrick was under in- quiry wil! be appeased by the state- ment that the jury reports it found nothing in his administration of the office to call for censure. SOME OF THE INDICTMENTS. Judge O'Rourke stated to The Sen- tinel that he expected to sign up all the bench warrants based on the in- dictments before delivering any to tht sheriff and expected to complete that work this afternoon. Dr. John W. Kannel was indicted for' involuntary' manslaughter, the bill resting upon the death of a fe- male, patient upon whom he per- formed a surgical operation last spring. Tills case was the subject of an inquiry by a previous grand jury, no indictment being returned. D Kannel a few weeks ago brought suit for damages against Coroner W. Bwrriitt; Vj whom4th6: case was was nothing improper in the trans- NO CORRUPTION. further investigated the charges of corruption and the exist- ence of a political ring and after tha most searching examination found no signs of a ring and no signs of official negligence. Right here comes an eclipse. Hera is where the newspapers were not let into the secrets of the report, one lengthy clause being eliminated in the newspaper copy. What that clause is the grand jury and the judge knows, but it is not ripe to be will be the issuance by the court of bench warrant which wtll be placed in the hands of the sheriff; this will consume some time and until such warrants are issued and the arrests thereon are made the names of those indicted will be as a sealed book ex- cept in the cases of several who are already in jail or those who are out on bond. These will be brought into court as sooa as the warrants are Is- sued when their bail will be renewed or else they will be remanded to jail. The latest acquisition was young Louis Havert, who was arrested yes- terday afternoon and indicted this morning for the larceny of some money from Menter, Rosenblum Co., by whom he was employed. A LONG SESSSION. The grand jury went into session February 2 and with the exception (Continued on Page Seven.) ft MH BE SETTLED .egislature Will Take Power of Appointment from the Mayor of City. AFFECTS SAFETY BOARD Senate Republicans Have Cau cused on it and the House Will Also, w Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. republican of the legisia tore are taking to do to South Bend what their predecessors did t let known now. Then they found that all county business has been done in an "hon- est, proper and commendable man- ner." They further reported that they had investigated the rumors and charges of misconduct on the part of city officials and "found them founded and untrue except in cases in which indictment has been re- which will keep a lot of peo- ple busy guessing what it all means. They reported tht they had fully investigated the rumors and charges so freely 'circulated xgainst Prosecu- tor' Emrick, which they found wholly untrue, and concluded by saying that he was of any offi- cial misconduct." They said further that they had examined into the case of John E. Albers, charged with obtaining goods under false pretenses, and re- turned no indictment, and had exam- ined into a number of criminal charges of a minor character which were not proved.' REPORT ON INSTITUTION. Wage Situation ontheWabasI Less Threatening Than Yesterday, St. Louw, i'eb. committee which has charge of the work of poll- ing the employes of ihe Wabash rail- road, relative to the question wheth- er they will strike if their demands are not complied with by the olficers of the company, will probably com- plete its labors Saturday evening. After the vote is taken the 'com- mittee will meet in St. Louis, where the returns will be counted. Not un- til that is done will anything definite be known in regard to the outcome of the controversy between the company and its trainmen relative to the de- mand for an increase of 12 per cent, in the wages of passenger men and 15 per cent, increase for freight trainmen. It is the opinion .of the best-in- formed railroad men in St. Louis that the differences between the Wabash and its trainmen will be settled am- early an hour by the senate. The ill set no limit on the time the tax should levied, and this was ob- ected to by Senator Starr, of Wayne, who introduced an amendment pro- viding that the increase should be authorized only for the next two years. The vote on the passage of the bill was 38 ayes and 3 nays. The senate, yesterday afternoon passed the Fleming bill allowing the commissioners of Allen county to appropriate for a statue to General Lawton. SEQUESTERED TAXES. The bill authorizing the state aud- itor to seek out sequestered taxes in all the counties of the state, and giv- ing him 25 per cent, of all such taxes recovered, was indefinitely postponed in the house yesterday afternoon, aft- er a long fight, by the close vote of 49 to 46. Incidentally, in the debati Indianapolis newspapers were given considerable attention, remarks both complimentary and uncomplimentary being made. DESPERATE BATTLE IN WEST VIRGINIA Fort Wayne two years ago. There probability that a bill will be passe taking the power of appointing mem bers of the board of safety from th mayor and lodging it in the .aand ui the governor. '1'iie result of th passage of the bill will be that three' democratic will be thrown! out 10 make room ior three republi- cans of the governor's selection, 'ilia republican senators caucused on the bill yesterday and the house repub- licans will take similar action this afternoon. The Fort Wayne bills of two years ago were made caucus measures. One of Senator'TTlrey's bills con- cerning justices of the peace in Fort Wayne was passed by the house to- as was also Senator Fleming's bill providing for limited divorce or legal separation, but not absolute di- vorce. The latter bill now goes to the governor. RAILROAD BILL PASSED. The Gray railroad consolidation was passed by .the senate, late Governor Durbin this afternoon signed the Fleming bill No. 53 amending certain sections of the For Wayne charter. Nine Men Killed and Two Fatally Hurt in Fight Between I 00 Offi- cers and 250 Mine Strikers. Charleston, W. Va., Feb. pitched battle occurred at Wright's coal works in Raleigh county yester- day evening between 100 United States deputy marshals and deputy sheriffs under Chief Deputy Cunning- ham, of Charleston, and Sheriff Cook, of Raleigh county, and 250 striking miners, who refused to permit fed- eral officers to serve injunction pa- pers. The posse met with a mob, armed with Winchesters, who defied arrest and service papers. They fol- ly estimated, and the speaker esti- mated that the ensilage fed to his cows cost him from to 3 cents per day. Besides this are the other f ooda used to make the food more relished, and these extra feeds cost about 5 cents per day. Mr. Ellison, explained farmer who uses only the ordinary feeds must pay from- 9 cents to 10 cents per ay. Mr. Ellison explained that he had four silos, round, 24 feet in depth, and 16, 17, 18 and 20 feet in diameter. They hold about 600 lowed defiance with hostilities, open- i tons of ensilage, and it costs about ing fire on the deputies at once. per ton to produce, at the same The deputies responded and the time the land'with S3 per battle furiously for several acre rent. THE EVENING SESSION. This evening Alaxander Johnson ill speak on ''Biids, Bees and Blos- imnuie_. NINE KEN KILLED. striking minors were killed twelve wounded, two mortally; one and Mrs. Kline is to talk on. One Man Killed, One Fatally Hurt and Four Injured Near Altoona, icably. It is pointed out that all other Tha second, report "referred entirely I tirely j.a and their employes who have previously pressed. The other indictments so far known to have been returned are the following: E. Stump, rape. Louis Havert, larcency. Arthur and Richard lar- to-the visit of the orphans' home and the poor farm, and the-county jail. The recommend