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VOL. XXXVIII. NO. 308
RICHMOND, IND., TUESDAY EVENING, NOV. 4. 1913
SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS
CLUB SEEKS ADVICE
OF ALL PHYSICIANS
Comme rcial Organization
Discusses Proposed In
stitution. NO FESTIVAL REPORT
Work Starts on Plans For
Financing Orchestra, Band
and May Festival.
Advice of the Wayne County Medi
cal association relative to the feasibil
Ity of a tuberculosis hospital iu this
county in eradicating the white pla
gue will be sought by the Commercial
Club before it takes a decided stand
on the project.
At last night's meeting of the board
of directors of the club, the idea was
advanced that persons afflicted with
the disease would not enter the hos
pital and that consequently its erec
tion would entail a useless expenditure
The club will await the report of the
medical association before it gives fur
ther attention to the question.
To Finance Music Plans.
The Richmond Music association re
ported that it would at once set to
work on plans for financing the or
chestra, baud and May Festival. The
association has, as yet, matured no
Ideas for raising funds, but hopes to
be able to submit a practical plan at
the next meeting of the boara of di
rectors. Although the final report on the Fall
Festival was not made owing to the
fact that all bills have not been met
It is known that the surplus will not
run as high as was first estimated.
Wants Library Used.
Agitation throughout the city for a
more extended use of the Morrisson
Reeves library was urged by the com
mittee on education. The committee
believes there are many persons who
ire unacquainted with the contents of
the library and for this reason fail to
avail themselves of its many advan
tages. The committee would popularize the
library by some sort of an educational
campaign that would make the citi
tens of Richmond familiar with it and
cause them to form the "library habit"
rvhen seeking information.
Formal announcement was made of
the annual banquet of the Commercial
Club and the speakers who have been
secured for the evening.
Dr. David W. Dennis will give an
Illustrated lecture on the Panama ca
Bal at the next meeting of the club to
be held Monday evening November
10. It will be an open meeting and
every one interested in the new water
Ray will be privileged to attend.
Trial of William Circle, Win
chester Man, Starts in
After summoning forty-nine men for
hiry service, attorneys in the case of
the state versus William Circle,
charged with the murder of Mrs. May
Brown, secured a jury this afternoon.
Eighteen men were challenged by the
lefense, ten by the state, and nine
here excused by the court for cause.
The jury is composed of Gray
Bwayne, Frank Thayer, Charles Knol
lenberg Isaac Chenoweth, Moses D.
Mitchell John Elliott, Georpe Minor,
f. C. Fulghum, Rudolph H. Miller,
tV'arren J. Dennis, Douglas Monger
ind Fred Storch. The last four
lamed are members of the petit jury.
Judge Fox issued an order to start
eourt at 8:30 o'clock in the morning
ind continue until 6 o'clock in the ev
ning. This was done because the jur
rs will be kept at the court house
through the entire trial and Judge Fox
lesires to have the hearing of the wit
iesses completed as soon as possible.'
. In making up the jury a number of
former Winchester persons were sura
Honed. Several knew Circle and had
hoiked with him. All of them, howev
er, declared that the acquaintance
hould not interfere with duty and that
they could give a fair and impartial
ferdict alter hearing the testimony.-
Malvon Addington was summoned
fhis morning by the sheriff and was
Examined by Prosecuting Attorney
Rdler. Addington said his property
ind household gjods v.ere in Oklaho
lia although he was staying in Rich
liond with his wife and had voted
Doesn't Live on Ranch.
"Were you living on a ranch in Okla
koma?" asked the prosecutor.
Addington replied that lu had not
Ind when several similar questions
Vere put to him he replied in the neg
itive. Later he stated that he often
Hent to his home in Oklahoma and
Ipent the night, returning to work
kere the next morning.
The court demanded that the pro
teedings stop until an explanation
kas made of Addington's trips. Finally
the juror explained that he lived at
the town, two miles south of here, for
tierly named Needmore and recently
renamed "Oklahoma Village."
It was found yesterday, after a juror
li-as accepted, that Losantsville, the
own in which he lived, was in Ran
lolph county. He was released from
A new directory of members of the
Commercial club will be printed with
a short time to take the place of
!he one issued last May. Since the
kid directory came out the member
khip of the club has almost doubled.
Helen Keller, Wonderful Woman,
Revels in the Joy
Helen Keller, who cannot see nor
hear, and yet has accomplished the
difficult task of learning to speak, will
appear at the East Main Street
Friends' church with Mrs. Anne M.
Sullivan Macy, her accomplished
teacher, Thursday, Nov. 18. She will
speak under the auspices of the Y. M.
C. A. of Earlham college.
Mrs. Macy, describing how she
taught, Miss Keller, recently said:
"The baby ears of the normal child,"
she said, "are flooded with the words
and the objects at the same time and
by his eyes and his ears he learns his
language orally and mentally, but the
deaf and blind child learns only by the
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Car Strikers Cheer
As 'Officers Mutiny
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 4 A futile
attempt was made to run one old
fashioned, riot-scarred car over the
tracks of the Street Car company at
10 o'clock today. Manned by ten
strike breakers and Superintendent
Mahoney of the Traction company,
the car was run out of the Louisiana
street car barn, one-half block to
Georgia street, where patrolmen were
ordered to board it. The policemen
mutinied and walked away with smil
ing faces. The mob in the vicinity
cheered the policemen.
Despite the fact that one more vic
tim of the strike disturbance died
early today, and another is in a crit
ical condition with a strike breaker's
bullet in his neck, the situation ap
peared more calm than at any time
since the last, car was abandoned in
the streets last Saturday afternoon.
Wounded Man Dies.
John Brogan, a disinterested work
ingman, who received a stray bullet
two weeks ago, while he was a spec
tator at a street riot, incidental to the
attempts to organize the Street Car
Men's Union, died this morning at a
Thomas Carloton, a union chauffeur,
was at the point of death today in a
hospital. Carleton had stopped his
automobile to witness a bombardment
of the Louisiana street car barns late
yesterday when the strike breakers
fired about twenty shots. Carleton
was the only person shot. There was
only one demonstration during the
night that threatened serious results,
and that was quickly quelled by forty
policemen with drawn revolvers.
File Receivership Suit.
The calm situation today is attribut
ed to the effects of the suit of receiv
ership and annulment of the franchise
of the Street Car company, which was
filed late yesterday. A similar suit
ended the street car strike here in
1S92. Another tremendous Influence
was the report that arbitration was in
sight, and a mass meeting was an
nounced for this afternoon on the
Will Walk Out At Murray
After Show Tonight.
Musicians employed at the Murray
Theatre will walk out following the
performance tonight in sympathy with
the local stageworkers' union. Frank
Hartzler, secretary of the Musicians'
Union, said the local men had been
ordered to walk out November 4, be
cause of an agreement between the
national organizations of the two un
ions, that they would support each
other, which has been in effect about
The walk-out follows the refusal of
O. G. Murray, owner of the Murray
Theatre, to recognize the Stagework
ers' L'nion, which was organized dur
ing the summer.
Mr. Murray said today he had made
no arrangements for music but that
he would probably have music of some
kind at the performances. The refus
al of the musicians to play will also af
fect the Gennett Theatre unless a set
tlement is effected before another
company is billed to appear at that
of a True Life
hand, and everything must be brought
to the brain by conscious effort."
She told how she taught Miss Keller
the names of objects and recalled the
moment when her pupil first realized
that every object had a name and how,
after that, she clamored for new
names and as she expressed it, "Helen
was transformed from a baffled little
animal to a radiant child."
She told how she was led in the
teaching by the child herself, ther
never ueing any sei lessons, oui me
teacher always being at the child's
side to tell her by the hand and by
permitting her to feel the lips, all the
things she would know.
state house lawn. It Is understood,
however, that Ethelbert Stewart, rep
resentative of the department of la
bor, Washington, left Indianapolis
early today, fully convinced that there
was no prospect for arbitration.
President Todd of the Street Car
company again stood firm in his de
termination against receiving a com
mittee of union men.
Sheriff Portteus deputized seventy
five prominent business men, but it is
indefinite as to when they will be
needed. It is not likely that any at
tempt will be made to run cars until
Wednesday at the earliest, and prob
ably not until the receivership ques
tion is disposed of Thursday afternoon.
President Todd, of the street car
company declared that he would
abandon his efforts to send cars over
the tracks until the police depart
ment was ready to put their men on
the cars and protect the strike break
ers. This brought matters to a stand
still. The cars, of which all the win
dows had been removed to prevent
them from being broken in case miss
ies were thrown, were abandoned and
the Chicago strike breakers were rush
ed back to their shelter in the car
barns where they have ample ammu
nition and guards.
The action of the patrolmen in re
fusing to board the cars undoubtedly
averted trouble with the crowds. The
forty-eight patrolmen who refused to
board the car which the company was
trying to operate, surrendered their
badges, but the police department re
fused to permit them to resign. The
officers said they would go (through
hell on the streets but would not pro
tect imported strike breakers in their
attempt to operate cars. Their cases
will be referred to the board of pub
lic safety. In the meantime they will
continue on street duty.
The patrolmen themselves have re
cently been striving for an eight hour
RIOTS IN NEW YORK
One Death and Scores of Ar
rests Reported in East
NEW YORK, Nov. 4. One death,
scores of arrests and some rioting
marked the early election in New
York today. A lijht rain which had
fallen throughout the night stopped
just before the polls opened and the
sun came out.
Joseph Foster was shot to death at
105th street on account of e fued
which had its start in an election quar
rel. On account of the heat of the cam
paign, especially over the mayoralty
contest between John Mitchell, the
Fusion nominee and Judge Edward E.
McCall. the Tammany nominee, extra
ordinary precautions were taken
In the sixth assembly district where
William Sulzer. the impeached gover
nor is running for the assembly on the
Progressive ticket, Sulzer's name was
DELAY ACTION ON
Council to Take Up Matter
of Alleged Overcharges
At Next Meeting.
BOND GIVES VIEWS
Superintendent of Company
Tells City Officials That
His Stand Is Fair.
Council delayed action until next
meeting on the resolution recommend
ed by Councilmen Wessell, Burdsall
and Englebert, that alleged over
charges for hydrant rentals during
the last twenty years, amounting to
$1,490, be deducted from the bill pre
sented for the last six months. The
entire controversy was gone over by
City Attorney Bond and Superinten
dent Howard Dill of the water com
pany. Bond explained that the water com
pany had been charging $49 for each
500 feet of main extension whether
hydrants were set or not. This, he
said, was not according to the con
tract. Dill, in giving the attitude and in
terpretation placed on the contract by
the company, said where extensions
were over 500 feet the surplus had
been added together, and when it
equaled 500 the city was notified that
it was intitled to a hydrant, and a
statement sent for hydrant rental.
Report Carefully Prepared.
The amended report of City Attor
ney Bond on the question and the res
olution providing for the payment of
the present bill after deducting $98,
alleged overcharges on it, and the $1,
490 overcharge for the last twenty
years, were brought back to council
last night by the committee, to which
they were referred at last meeting,
The report. Bond said, had been
carefully prepared by him and his re
sults checked by the city controller.
According to Bond hydrants have
not been set in many instances al
though the city has been paying rent
als. The company has been charging
the city hydrant rental for each 500
feet of main extension, whether a hy
drant had been set or not.
One Outside of City.
When figured for the last twenty
years, Mr. Bond said, this excess
amounted to $1,490 without interest
and included $166 on a hydrant at
Seventh and South N streets set in
1909. This he argued was outside the
city. He says he cannot see any rea
son whyy the city should take funds
raised tjiidthe corporation lines to
protectplr6prty outside, -r -.-From
the company's last bill
amounting to $7,861.21, he said the
city had been charged with hydrant
rental on . 1,500 feet of extensions
where there were no hydrants. For
this reason he recommended that $98
be deducted from the bill first, then
the $1,490, and the company given a
check for the balance.
Bond said ne had consulted with
the company's attorneys, who had
asked the city to pay the entire bill
and afterward sue for the allege'd ov
ercharges. This he refused to do, tell
ing them he was going to take the
matter before council just as he saw
it, which would be that the city con
troller be instructed to give the com
pany a Avarrant for $6,371.21, the
amount after deducting the over
charges. Discuss Rumely Hydrants.
Councilman Von Pein asked if the
hydrant at Seventh and South N had
not been ordered by the city to pro
vide fire protection for the factories.
William H. Bartel, Jr., raised the
question about the hydrant enclosed
on the M. Rumely property, saying it
had been ordered by the city, when
the street was open.
Bond replied that the hydrant was
boarded in the company's land and
was no longer at the city's use. He
pointed to a similar case in which the
American Seeding Machine company
paid the rent on a hydrant in their
enclosure, which was formerly charg
ed to the city. He said that the
Rumely company would have ade
quate fire protection if that hydrant
were removed, and he did not think
the city should pay the rental.
Fire Chief Miller said the M. Rum
ely company maintained five hydrants
for its protection, in addition to the
hydrant about which the dispute arose.
Miller said the enclosed hydrant, could
(Continued on Page Nine.)
BOARD OF WERNLE
Annual Meeting Reviews the
Work At Home During
Last Year. y
Several applications for admission
to the Wernle Orphans home were
submitted today to the bard of direc
tors at its annual meeting. During the
last year three inmates were adopted
and removed from the home.
At the present time there are 78
children being cared for at the home.
Most of them members of the German
Lutheran church, some of them com
ing from as far away as Minnesota.
The treasurer reported that during
the last quarter the institution has
received $1,935 from various sources
and expended $1,802, leaving a bal
ance in the treasury of $156. Several
improvements have been made dur
ing the last year including a new
boiler that has been added to the
laundry of the home.
The Rev. A. J. Feeger of this city
was re-elected president of the board.
Other officers elected were: John
Schultz. Richmond, treasurer; Frank
Kehlenbrink, Richmond, secretary;
! Rev. J. Beck, financial secretary and
! Rev. H. L.. Ridenour, treasurer of the
! legacy fund.
j Other members of the board are
George Deuker, Richmond; L. M.
Baum. Dayton; Bred Rogge, Dayton,
I and George Hageberger, Anna. Ohio.
Call Phones, 2407,
The Palladium has made special preparations to receive quick
ly the returns from the election precincts, and the results not only
will be announced by megaphone from the Palladium office, but
extra telephones have been installed to answer queries from those
who do not care to come downtown to ascertain the political
Call phones 2407, 2466 or 2444. and the returns from
the precincts will be given. Many readers of The Palladium will
lind the telephone service a great convenience, and the manage
ment is anxious that its patrons make free use of the arrangement.
Special bulletin service from The Palladium office will be
flashed to the Elks and Entre Nous club rooms, and to the append
ed cigar stores: Engelbert's, Zindorf's, Engle's and Keltman's,
and the Murray Theater.
The Palladium's election extras will be issued at frequent
intervals after the close of the polls, and will give you the first in
formation concerning election results not only in Richmond, but
throughout the state and nation.
United States Ready
For War in Mexico
WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. The Mex-J
lean situation has reached a crisis, i
This was the unanimous opinion in of-
f icial circles today. None would ex
press any doubt but what this country
was on the verge of war with Mexico.
After practically an all night vigil at
his office, waiting for news from
Mexico City, Secretary of State Bryan
was at his desk early today with ord
ers that any dispatches from Mexico
be brought to him immediately.
State department officials feel that
the Mexican situation which several
times has reached the boiling point is
now about to boil over.
The crisis has been precipitated by
the order from President Wilson to
President Huerta, delivered by Charge
O'Shaunessy on Sunday. The pa
tience of the American administration
is exhausted. The president is under
stood to have decided to play his last
diplomatic card and to follow it with
a demonstration of the seven battle
ships and the 12,000 troops already
within striking distance of Mexico.
With the president out of Washing
ton, no hostile demonstration Is ex
pected today, but it is predicted that
if on his return to the capital tonight
he finds Huerta has defied the United
States and has decided to remain in
power, the army and navy will be
forced into the breach. This can only
be done by consent of congress, but
Pres. Huerta Defies United States
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MEXICO CITY, Nov. 4. General Huerta will ignore, for the time
being at least, the demand of the United States that he resign from the
presidency. His future action will depend on the outcome of the confer
ence which he will hold with members of the diplomatic corps. The first
of these took place at the national palace last night.
It is reported that Huerta made a long address to the foreign en
voys, told the,m of the steps he was taking to restore peace in Mexico,
pledged himse'lf to establish tranquility in the republic if he could have
their support. It is said that he made a bitter attack on the American
government, declaring that his every effort had been conquered from
the beginning of his administration by Washington officials, and that had
it not been for their interference, he could have been able to secure a
loan large enough to establish the financial civility of his government.
It is expected that Huerta's answer to the United States govern
ment will be a complete defiance of the. American demands. He had a
faint hope of securing support from other powers, but if mis fails he Is
expected to "go it alone."
Since Gen. Huerta became provisional president of Mexico, that na
tion has pursued a hostile attitude toward the United States. The friend
ly overtures of President Wilson for solution of the internal dissensions
which have torn Mexico were refused point blank by Huerta. Diplomatic
relations between the two nations have been sharply drawn since special
representative John Lind arrived on Mexican soil.
The defiant attitude of Huerta has finally provoked President Wil
son and armed intervention is believed to be the matter of only a few
days. Should war be declared the United States has a formidable array
of war boats in Mexico, and the army is ready to begin at once the In
vasion of Mexico .
STATE Fair, slightly colder to
night. Wednesday fair and warm
! Minimum 30
W. E. MOORE'S FORECAST.
Continued fair weather expected to
night and Wednesday and below freez
j in tonight. Rising temperature Wed
i nesday. The above forecast is made
! because the "low" over the lakes yes
i terday has passed down the St. Law
I rence Valley and the northwestern
j "high" has taken its place.
SOCIETY TO MEET.
The Woman's Missionary society of
: the Grace M. E. church, will meet
I Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. T. C.
I Hubard at her home, 117 West Main
those who know say the president
will have but little trouble in obtain
ing their consent. Meanwhile the of
ficials are awaiting Huerta's reply to
the ultimatum, which, it was learned.
was of such a nature to make a reply
equivalent to direct defiance.
Ready for War.
The plans of the army war college
as completed yesterday, assure the
placing in the field of half a million
troups within ten days after orders to
do so, and military experts here de
clare that the subjugation of Mexico
out not to take more tnan three
Senator Bacon, of Georgia, chairman
of the senate committee on foreign
relations, conferred with the secre
tary of state for more than an hour
Upon leaving the state department,
he said that any information on the
Mexican question was to come from
Secretary Bryan. In answer to a
question as to whether he considered
the Mexican situation more serious
than formerly, he said:
"I would not say that I consider It
more serious, but I will say that I
consider it nearer a conclusion. I be
lieve that the trouble will come to a
head in a very short time. You must
not ask me any more about it."
Secretary Bryan today denied that
any ultimatum had been sent to Mex
ico. TREASURER COLLECTS
$20,000 IN TAXES
More than $20,000 was collected yes-
! terday in taxes at the office of County
(Treasurer Chamness. There was a
i steady rush all day until the closing
of the doors at 9 o'clock. The total
amount of fall taxes collected will net
I be known until the auditor receives
j the late totals. Less than $10,000 was
j collected May 5, the last day for paying
the first installment on taxes in the
! MONITOR TO DESCRIBE
I RICHMOND FACTORIES
A future edition of the Chris
tian Science Monitor, published
at Boston, Mass.. will contain an In
teresting article on Richmond and her
j manufacturing resources. Secretary
' Jordan of the Commercial club is at
present engaged in writine a 1,000
jword article for thrt publication.
HEAVY VOTE CAST
IN CITY ELECTION!
NO DISORDER SEEN
Residential District Voting
More Brisk Than in Busi
SILENT VOTE FACTOR
Progressives See Victory for
Ticket by Bringing Out
Reports from every section of th
city at noon today indicated that an
exceptionally large vote for a munici
pal election was cast. In every pre
cinct here a report on the vot
made at noon, it was shown that from
a third to one-half of the vote bad
One unusual feature of the election
was the fact that big vote was cast
early at the polls in the residential
districts, which districts are. as a rule,
slow in polling their votes. Tta resi
dential district voting was much more
brisfc than at tha polls In the busi
By 9:30 this morning TO of an esti
mated total of 250 votes had been ca.t
at Vie polling place at the court
house. Uirst ward. Most of the bal
loting was done by shop men enroute
One-third of Vote Cast.
The city building polling place. Sec
ond ward, at noon reported 50 of the
130 votes in. In the same ward the
polls at 307 North Seventh street
reported 50 of .the 160 votes cast.
In the Third ward, the polling place
at North n and Eighth streets report
ed 7S of the 175 votes In. and the poll
ing place at S02 North F street report
ed f.S ballots out of a total of ISO had
In the Fourth ward the voting was
brisk for the forenoon. The polling
place on North Eleventh near Main,
reported S7 out of 200 rotes In; the
polling place at the corner of South
II and Eleventh showed KO of the 240
votes in and the polling place on South
K street reported 110 of the 200 votes
Sixth Ward Vote Heavy.
In the Sixth Ward the polling place
at the corner of Thirteenth and Main
streets reported 91 out of the 190 votes
entered. In the Seventh ward the
polling place at 244 Pearl street re
poraed that 117 of the 343 votes had
In the two precincts of the Eighth
ward the vote was not exceptionally
heavy up to noon, but after the shops
close this afternoon a land office busi
ness is anticipated.
The voting in the Fifth ward, both
north and south of the railroad was
steady throughout the day and a nor
mal vote In that section of the city is
predicted. In the 26th precinct, 150 of
the 330 were cast by noon.
As usual there were no disorders
at the polls today and everything
passed off in a quiet manner. At one
of the north end polls of the Fifth
ward five Italians were challenged be
cause their names mere not on any of
the poll books, but after it had been
proved that they were entitled to Toto
they were permitted to do so.
All the political organizations, par
ticularly the Progressives, had effec
tive organizations for bringing out the
full strength of their vote. At noon
today no violations of the corrupt
practices act had been reported.
Each party had a number of auto
mobiles and vehicles to bring voter
to the polls and they were kept busy
throughout the day.
It is safe to predict that a vote
nearly as large as that cast at the
general elections last fall will be poll
ed today, which Is very gratifying to
the Progressives, who see victory for
their ticket in this fact, basing their
belief that they will get the big bulk
of the so-called "silent vote.
ANXIOUS TO CROSS
BORDER TO MEXICO
Many Men Enlist At Local
Recruiting Station in
Last Few Weeks.
Anxious to cross the Mexican bor
der and exchange shots with Mexican
troops, men have been enlisting at the
local recruiting station at the rate of
one a day since the situation grew se
riouB a week azo.
Many men. Recruiting Officer Ab
bott said, were impatient because of
the way matters have been dragging,
and are only waiting for an open dec
laration of hostilities to rush to the
front. Many have visited the office and
expressed their intention of enlisting
'just as soon as there is any indication
of actual fighting.
Believes Intervention Certain.
Corporal Abbott said he believes the
report President Wilson has demand-
led Huerta's resignation would lead
imany men to Join the army. For some
time he has been of the opinion that
! intervention is certain. Having been
on the boarder two years ago. he
; knows the feeling existing between the
: American troops and the Mexicans.
! Should war be declared. Corpora!
i Abbott said he would ask to be trans
i ferred to the regular army as soon as
fa man could be sent to the local sta
tion to relieve him.
Regulars Fear Volunteers.
If it became necessary to send a
large army into Mexico, he said the
thing to be feared by the regulars
was the volunteers in their own ranks
aid not the enemy. In battle, he said,
raw recruits are more dangerous than
the enemy's fire. The become confus
ed, want to flee, and often Is their
excitement kill and wound more of
their own men than of the enemy.
The regulars, while not afraid of
facing loaded cannon, have a whole
some fear of volunteers.