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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 <the plastering and painting of most of the rooms in the orphans' home, more ground.for gardening, more and more pasturage. The poor farm came in for the to Mttl, bill yesterday afternoon under the lash of the railroad' lobby after another interesting fight by a'vote ofx28 to 19. The. bill, however, had a nar- row and it was only put through finally .by the changing of votes on the'pkrt of several senators. The responsibility for the passage of the bill rests entirely on Senators "Layman, .Powell and .per- Altoona, Pa., Feb. man was killed, one fatally injured and four others more or less seriously hurt in a freight wreck on the Pennsylvania railroad at Xittanning Point, seven miles west of here to- day. The dead: J. H. Cox, aged 32 All of the foregoing are in Jail. Justin Adams, indicted for rape, is tut on bond. MANY RTJMORS. Of rumors there are plenty and more, and many a fellow insists he a quiet tip which he is reluctant to divulge. It is rumored that about all of the gamblers have been in- iieted. Two new indictments, it is .said, Txwn returned against ex-Coun- ty Auditor William Meyer for crimi- nal ofltasee alleged to have been i Boimnitted by him in connection witli his management of. the audi- oft s. Likewise it is said that at least one person connected with the build- Ing at the Allen county court house has received-attention he will not relish. Such' some of the rumors, and like a snowball they gather as they roll along. HADE TWO REPORTS. Besides the indictments returned already referred to, the jury made two general reports which were in part given out for publication at noon. One was the general custom- ary report on the public institutions. with accompanying recommenda- tions, and the other was more of a political character with a few gen- eralities. In view of the fact that the jury was exactly evenly divided as to politics this latter report is sig- nificant and includes a complete ex- oneration of the charges made against the official conduct of Prose- cutor Emrick, as well as the cam- paign slogan of the republicans who endeavored to make capital out of .fact that the county commission- ers had given their.individual notes secure for the county for public uses. The report says that they had care- most lavish the jury saying that under the management of Su- perintendent and Mrs. Turfllnger everything was "in exceptionally ex- cellent condition." They recom- mended here an entire refloorlng of the premises, new plastering in many places, a new and 'isolated building for insane and feeble-mind- ed persons and the removal of Susie Blackburn, Lena Boughman, Anna Dinklage, Kittle Baldwin and Sa- mantha Bice to some state institu- tion even though the county were obliged to pay a fee for their main- tenance. At the jail they found everything in good condition, but recommended the complete renovation of the cells and the repainting of the jail part. The report closed with encomiums upon the managers and matrons, of the three county institutions visited. THE JtTRY REPORTS. It was just 10 o'clock when the grand jury filed into the court room and Foreman George W. McKee walking to the judge's dias solemnly presented him with a formidable stack of neatly folded, bluish look- ing documents and then retired to his seat in the jury bos. Judge O'Rourke adjusted his spectacles and silently went through the pile, scan- ning the title of each and occasion- ally unfolding one to glance at its contents. The pile completed the and it is confidently predicted that this'will be done also by the Wa- bash. Within the past few'days the men made a compromise offer, which was refused by the officers of the com- pany. Mn that proposition the men offered to accept the increase only on the lines of the Wabash system west of the Mississippi river and the lines bounded by Chicago and Danville, which they asserted were western points. This .proposition was refused, and. the men then withdrew it, and now demand the increase on the entire system in the United States, and fur- ther, that the Wabash shall increasa the wage scale whenever' it is in- creased by a competing line. After the vote of the employes is counted it is predicted that the con- troversy will be settled by arbitra- tion. TUG. H IMPRISONED El ICE Two Frail Boats Put Out From Grand Haven and Fourteen Men Are in Peril, after the bill was'practically dead and changed their votes from "ho" to "aye" at'.a' time when the oppo- sition, had the bill beaten. Through their action they insured the passage of .the bill. The republicans railroaded the bill along when it was called up on final reading yesterday, and President Gilbert. assisted in this doing his best to restrict the debate. The fight on the' bill was raised by the democrats, who stood together as one man to oppose the measure. With the 'assistance' Of half a dozen repub- licans'they put up such a fight that for a few moments the fate of the bill hung in doubt. The lobby was stronger than the democrats, how- ever, and was able to draw away some of the senators who voted their real sentiments at first, but could not withstand the pressure brought to bear on them. The discussion on the bill was cut short by the republicans, who moved the previous question. The vote was taken under the greatest excite- ment. The railroad attorneys crowded about the senators, some of them violating the rules to the ex- tent of venturing on to the floor of the senate. John B. of this city, was so much interested in the outcome that he went to the roll clerk's desk and tried to follow the years, a flagman. R. E.-Cooney, aged 26 years, an ex- tra engineer, was fatally injured. H. M. Storey, fireman; C. W. Leech, conductor; T. L. Gill, brake- man, and John D. Trouse, were all injured. The wreck was caused by a freight train of thirty-six coal and coke cars running wild down the eastern slope of the Allegheny mountains and colliding with anoth- er --freight" standing' oh the same track. Thirty cars were de- molished, blocking traffic for sev- eral hours. The injured were brought to a hos- pital here. colored deputy marshr.1 was killed, "Benefits of Organization for Wo- two wounded and Special Officer men." Howard Smith, of the Chesapeake. Thursday forenoon will be devoted and Ohio railroad, was shot in i to a consideration of fruit-growing, arm. A striker slipped up on him and while corn will be the afternoon sub- fired. Smith dodged the bullet in- ject. tended for his he.nrt and received it in his arm. He then killed the striker with a pistol. After the posse had repulsed the miners they followed up this advantage and se- cured the arrest of over a hundred, who were brought to Beckley under guard. Cunningham and posse have gone back to the scene and will ar- rest every one implicated. An ugly strike in progress there is the cause of the trouble. Most of the mob are foreigners. INSTITUTE S I judge turned to Foreman McKee and said: "Mr. Foreman, are these all true billsP" Mr. McKee replied in the affirmative. AAnd so say you questioned his honor. All nodd- ed their heads impressively. "You may all step into this said the judge leading the way into the circuit court jury room, the jurymen following. After an absence of ten minutes they returned and while standing in front of the judge's stand the judge snid. "You ars notr discharged for the term unless re- Grand Haven, Mich., Feb. fishing tugs Dornbos and Bos, which left this port yesterday to lift nets, are imprisoned in an ice field three miles off the harbor piers. They have been unable to move late yesterday afternoon and are con- stantly sounding distress signals. There is an open channel between the ice field and the shore, preventing the crews communicating with the land. Tugs left. port this morning to attempt to release the Dornbos and Bos. There are seven men on each of the imprisoned tugs. A slight movement of the ice will, it is feared, crush the small craft and sink them. vote. Doorkeeper Pelzer had to drive him away from the roll clerk before he subsided. VOTE EVENLY BALANCED. The vote proceeded evenly and whea the names had all been called the first time stood 23 to 23. With the vote standing- this way it was apparent that the bill could never Miss Belle Graham Acquires West Main Street Prop- erty for Miss Belle Graham, of the Rurode Dry Goods establishment, today ac .quired by purchase the three-story business building at 125 West Main street, until recently occupied by the Skelton grocery. The purchase was made from'victor Huguenard and the price was The property has a frontage of twenty feet on West Main street and a depth of 135 feet. The holding is a very.desirable one and persons fa- miliar with the value of down-town real estate unite in the opinion that Miss Graham secured a bargain. A estimate of .the value of the property placed the figures at Miss Graham stated this afternoon that, she had made the purchase merely as an investment and that she had already secured a tenant for the property and that it would be occupied shortly. She was unable at this time, however, to make public the name of the lessee or the nature Dairying the Topic cussion at the Opening of the Gathering, The Allen County Farmers' Insti- tute held its opening session at the court house assembly room this. aft- ernoon, though it was somewhat after the appointed hour before the meeting began business. The at- tendance is fairly good, and it is ex- pected that it will be very mate- rially increased for the evening and tomorrow's sessions. Chairman G. V. Kell is presiding, and Mrs. Net- tie Hubler is officiating as secretary. Dairying was the theme under consideration during the afternoon, fully examined into the rumors and 'made by individuals and i charges called; you can go didn't go The jury, how- just faced newspapers regarding the borrowing i about and -with solemn tread resumed their seats in the front row of thf the. benefit of the county and the charging of a commission for the loan and that they found that the money was properly and legally used for the county's benefit; that the money was borrowed on the individ- ual credit of the commissioners; that the county was not liable therefor; that the county had paid just 6 per cent for the use thereof for the ex- time it was in use and that there WEDDING AT-ACADEMES. pass unless some of the senators who had voted against it changed their minds, as of the three absentees two were democrats -who were known to be against the bill. The vote on the proposition finally stood 28 to 19, ns follows. Those who voted for the bill were: Sena- tors Ball, Barcus, Barlow, Bell, Coats, Crumbaker, Cnimpacker. Dausman, Gard. Gibson. Gncdwine. Gray. Hea- cleo. Kittinger. Layman, LinrHcy. Lyons. Watson, Ogbora. Powell, Purviance. Starr. Stricler. a juryman real tired until after he has drawn his pay. Deputy Sheriff Ryan then cams forward and handed each of the jurymen a voucher and then in less than a minute there was not a member in sight, and the court proceeded trith the regular order of business. WARRANTS WILL ISSUE. The next step in the proceedings of the business to which it was to be Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at Academic occurred the marriage of William one of the most prominent young fanners of Perry township, to Hiss Clara Werkmen, of Leo. The attendants were Hiss Ollie Martin, of this city, sister if the groom, and Isidore Oudou. The bride wsis attired in a blue tailor made suit, as was also her maid. The wedding breakfast was served at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delphis Martin, of Spy Run avenue, where only the imme- diate relatives were present Thompson. Whitcomb, Wolcott and 28. Against the bill Senators Askren, Conlogue. Darby, Dnvis. DeHaven. Fleming, Gochenour, Harrison, Law- ler, Matthews. Milbum, O'Brien. Parks, Roche, Singer, Smith, Thralls, Wampler, 19. STATE SCHOOL TAX. Representative Stansbury's bill providing for an increase of the las levy for the benefit of Purdue, Indi- ana University and the State Normal school from I 2-3 cents to 2% cents was the subject of the discussion for CITY BREVITIES. Harry Linville, of Chicago, is vis- iting in the city. Miss Mary Lee has gone to Cleve- land, Ohio, for a visit with friends. The Ladies' Aid society of West- minster church will meet in the chapel at 2 o'clock Thursday afier- oon. H. A.' Popp entertained last evening in compliment to Mrs. Mc- Pherson, of Canada, who is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Staples. A jolly 'bus party comprising and as Thomas Turflinger, who was to have opened the meeting, was not W. F. DeVilbiss gave the opening talk .on "Feeding and Caring for Dairy Stock." "The. dairy cow must be cared for with absolute and unwavering, kindness to obtain the best said Mr. DeVilbiss in beginning. "This is the first ele- ment of success. The second element is good feed, properly rationed and at the proper The speaker contended that the cow was able to discern instinctively when one ap- proached her in a bad humor, and would quickly step away. Unkind treatment of dairy cattle was the only reason for which the speaker had ever discharged an employe of his farm. He reiterated his state- ment made some years ago that each cow should pay yt ar in profit or should be sent to the slaughter house, and -said when this profit could not be realized one of two things was true; either the animal was not the cow to keep, or farmer was act the man to keep cow. Mr. DeVilbiss then explained his own system of feeding, which in- cluded a proper mixture of silage, cut fodder, bran, salt and water, fed iri quantity just sufficient that the animal would eat it up completely. In cases where the co-w had lost her ;in..otU? Eh Louis Havert Arraigned With Dispatch on Indictment- -The Ccurt-News Louis Havert, who fled the city some days ago after taking monjy from Menter, Jtosenbloom ft whom he was employed, 'and who re- turned last evening to be nabbed by an officer as he stepped from the train, was arraigned in the circuit court .this afternoon to -plead .to .att., indictment for grand larceny, return- ed by the grand jury this morning. Have ft entered-a plea of guilty and judgment was deferred until wit- nesses could be procured to testify as to, his previous good character! NEWS OF THE COTJRTS. Millie Wilkinson has commenced suit against Henry P. .Vordermark for The complaint 'alleges that in 1803 she recovered judgment from-him in the Wells'circuit court for no portion of which hair since been paid, wherefore she now wants judgment in the1 sum 6f Stephen Moser commences suit against the Wayne Buggy company and Henry W. Kohrman on notes; demand, In the circuit court a single decrea to quiet title was ordered and in the superior court the only business was the hearing of arguments in the case of. Stewart vs. the Farmers' Insur- ance company, this, being ..the ninth day oit the trial. Henry Leykauf has qualified as executor of the will of the late Char- lotte Leykauf. Judge O'Rourke returned from In- dianapolis last night. tO'OU oi beer jrivpu t.'.je r.ri- m.ii a very '.'tTLCiciit appc.izir. It was, he said, the btst thing for cows and the worst thing for a man. ELLISON ON ENSILAGE. Hon. T. E. EHison gave some of his own experience in the feeding of ensilage to dairy cattle, and he com- mended the food highly. A careful NELSDH R. filCHEI SEVERELY Receives Electric Current Which Prostrates Him and Burns Hands to Crisp, Nelson R. Richey, an electrician em- ployed in the testing department at the Fort Wayne Electric works, re- ceived an electric shock at 3 o'clock this afternoon, which came near being fatal. As it was, he was rendered un- conscious for awhile and the inner parts of both hands were burned al- most to a crisp. The injured man' V.-.T.- in St. bospital, wiiCTc. Dr. is He -.viu recover. Mr. Richey resides on West DeWald street. A GOOD SALE. twenty couples, enjoyed a ride to the estimate of the cost of maintaining home of Mr. and Mrs. John Dieck, one hundred creameries, he said, had shown that the users of ensilage made far more profit than the oth- ers. While the soil men averaged a four miles east of the city, last even- ing. Here they were entertained at cards, first prizes being won by Mrs. Mary Garde and Frank Sleinreich- ert, while the consolations went to Mrs. Gerde, sr., and John Dieck. A1 cost, he continued, about 25 per cent, j amounting to nearly Deputy Sheriff Eick this afternoon sold a nineteen-acre tract of land ly- ing near Dick Seeling's grocery in the southeastern part of the city, for the purchaser being Elijah Robinson. The sale was under a fore- closure against Albert C. Wurmser, on a judgment for in favor profit of per cow, the others Of the National Bank of Commerw, had to te content with It I of Kansas City, the sale luncheon f ollowedl I less to make ensilage than is usual-1 than the price man