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V H i v i ' ii. VO . XXX i Richmond, Indiana, Monday, April 23, 1906. Single Copies, Two Cents. FLAMES DIE DOWN AFTER CITV. HAS AN ERUPTION PALLADIUM FUND WRITES LETTER IN OWN DEFENSE LID WAS BADLY SHAKEN George Westlake Arrested on the Charge of Having Bought Liquor at the Chritman Saloon Colored Man Bought Whiskey at Muth's Place. Over $700 Has Already Been Raised for the Needy on Western Coast. John Locke Cannot See Why He Should Be Called Wayne County's Desperado. T BIG GROWING RAPIDLY 3- Sky Smiles as of old and Fire Is Stopped, but First Sun day After Disaster Sees Golden Gate City a Mass of Blackened Ruins. I SITUATION WELL 111 HAND through Combined Efforts of Mayor Schmitz and General Funston, All Sufferers Are Being Provided for and Con ditions Are Satisfactory. A DEATH LIST OF BUT 400 FRANK A. LEACH, SUPERINTEND ENT OF THE UNITED STATES MINT WIRES SECRETARY SHAW THAT THE LOSS OF LIFE WAS EXAGGERATED IN THE EXCITE MENT OF THE MOMENT CRUI SER BOSTON ON WAY WITH FIVE CARLOADS OF PROVIS IONS ON BOARD. Publishers' FressJ San Francisco, C&l., April 22. The I flrst Sunday since the dread disaster H'lfVinveloped ' the city of San Francisco .And dawned clear ana wnn a aeciuea ly cooler tinge to the atmosphere, but no one suffered to any great extent owing to the excellent work of the re lief committee which had supplied all of the clothing; bianxets and other coverings needed for the survivors who are still within the city. The troops" and the city officials have the, city well in hand and there is now no chance that there will be any law less outbreaks and there Is abund ance of both food and water. No Conflict ot Authority. General Funston and Mayor Schmitz are decidedly angry over the publication by the Associated Press of stories to the effect that thero has been a conflict of authority between them. As stated by the Publishers' iPress Association Usi night the rela tions between the two men are abso lutely genial. General Funston has kept at all times within his instruc tions to "cooperate" with the Mayor and the latter praises the conduct of troops In the warmest of terms. In 'every Instance the General has con sulted with the Mayor as to what is to be done and the Mayor today sent a telegram to the president and sec retary of war Taft declaring that too preat praise could not be given to the K8T!nn Who dn everything any man could do to aid the stricken peo ple of the western metropolis. "When lit Is remembered that 6ince first call ed on for assistance General Funston has been on continuous duty, that he still remains at his post and that it Is due entirely to his eff-ts that the extortion of the few who had food supplies to sell was checked, it can .readily be seen that there ha3 been uuue cnance 10 criticise nis conduct. Reports Unfortunate. Speaking of the matter the Mayor declared that the circulation of such Reports are decidedly unfortunate at this time.1 i "General Funston." he declared, '"and I have worked together from U .the start and in the unity of doing a I ,Ku wurs i Deneve we nave given Satisfaction to the unfortunate peo- !ple of this city." . i Fire Dying Down, s , The fire Is now out although seems 'to continuously arise from the ruins and It will be a couple of days at least, before they are entirely cooled., , All supplies are being deiivered at j- 'the quartermaster's dock attt.he foot , ;of Folson street and from there are distributed to the several eoncenra I tlon camps and suwnly denotx. The , Red Cross sunnlr denots are alljonen I under the personal direction of ..tudse t Morrow, resident of the California f "branch of the society and its aeents ' are doing a sxeat work coooeratlng with the local authorities in helping ! the poor. Br order of Aflmiral McCill's nil of the raval sunnlies. such as medical stores, surgical" and hospital snnllanc-V-' pg have been transferred from the nr Mace Island navy yjrf to the presidio i iand are'belnjs usd as the necessity i fcirlses. ' " "V j ' Death t?st But 4C0. , Frank A. Leaci. superintendent of the United Stated mint, here sent the '''". v( continued, Page Three.) i a .1. 1 .ii m The official lid or the city, which has been showing signs of wear for the past few weeks, springs two leaks Sunday and another one Saturday night. George Westlake after securing "booze" as the Christman saloon on North Seventh street had the misfor tune of falling into the hands of the law. He was held as a witness yes terday and will appear against the bartender who sold him the whiskey when the latter is arraigned in police court this morning. A negro, who was not slated at po lice headquarters,- was also arrested Sunday morning as he was coming out of the Muth saloon. Fifth and Main streets. He admitted buying whiskey from the bartender, who will be arraigned in police court this morning. FATALLY BURKED BY All OIL L Mrs. William Matthews Upsets Kerosene Lamp While Pre paring To Light It. SUFFERING WAS TERRIBLE ACCIDENT OCCURRED SATURDAY NIGHT AND INJURED WOMAN LIVED TWENTY FOUR HOURS IN GREAT PAIN. As a result of burns received from overturning a kerosene lamp, Mrs. William Matthews died at her home In Centerville last night at 6:45. The accident occurred Saturday ' night when Mrs. Matthews was preparing to . light the lamp for the evening. Her burns were very serious and the attending physicians gave the family no encouragement from the first. The upper part of her body from the waist to her shoulders was literally cooked. Her arms and hands were also badly burned and her suffering for the twenty four hours she lived was ter rible. Trimming the Lamp. Just how the accident occurred 13 not known. Mrs. Matthews vaa in the house alone and possibly was en gaged in trimming the lamp wick, in adverdently turning over the lamp. Whatever the cause, however, a quan tity of blazing oil struck Mrs. Mat thews, settins: fire to her clothing in stantly. Unable to extinguish the flames which were fast consuming her dress, the unfortunate woman ran into the street, her cries attracting the attention of John Voss. a neigh bor. When he saw Mrs. Matthews the flames from her burning d'ees were blazing far above her head. Mr. Vops put out the fire and carried the Injured woman into the house. j Suffering Very Great. ! The suifrrinrr of Mrs. Matthews was very great until the phyislcian ar rived. Her pains were somewrat alle viated yesterday morn'ns: but in the afternoon she hean to dc!ne rnnid ly and d'ed within twenty-four hours after she hnd been burned. j The deceased was fffty years of age and a hlehly esteemed woman. Her husband Is assessor in Center Town ship. Four sons. Charles, Walter, Howard and Noel also survive and two daughters. Mrs. Frank Hntleld of Centerville and Mrs. Orland Louge of this city. , j ARGUMENTS AGAIN TOD.Y PROFFIT CASE IS STILL ON The Defense Saturday Introduced Several Witnesses to Show That . Reputation of the Defendant Had Always Been Good. Arguments in the Promt murder trial vwill be resumed in the circuit court this morning at 10 o'clock. It. Is practically certain that the trial will be concluded this afternoon and the case will probably go to the jury at a late hor Prosecutor Jessup con cluded ike state's case Saturdav fore noon and court then adjourned until Monday. ' It is prtctically certain that Prof fit will be found guilty but what his sentence vlll be is a matter of doubt. Many are of the opinion that the negro will be found builty of man slaughter and will bo given an Inde terminate term In the penitentiary. The defense Saturday introduced sev eral witnesses for the purpose of showing that the accused always bore a . good reputation - prior to his crime. . AMP MAY REACH SUM OF $1,000 PART OF THE FUND WILL BE FORWARDED TO RED CROSS SOCIETY AT INDIANAPOLIS TO MORROW. CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED. The Palladium $ 25 00 George L. Cates 25 00 Samuel Gaar,.. 25 00 A. D. Gayle 5 CO Jonas Gaar . . . . 5 00 John Dougan 25 00 P. W. Smith 10 00 B. B. Myrick 5 CO T. A. Mott 5 00 J. B. Craighead 25 00 H. J. Hanes 5 00 E. G. Hibberd 10 00 John M. Westcott 100 00 George V. Miller 5 CO Frank C. Kibbey 5 00 Clem A. Gaar 5 00 Starr Piano Co 100 00 Howard Campbell 10 00 John Nicholson 10 00 Mayor Zimmerman 5 CO Silas Zeller 10 00 Mary C. Zeller 10 00 Dr. L. G. Bowers 5 CO Samuel Fred 5 00 Sol. Saffer 5 CO August Stauber 1 00 S. W. Hart 25 Reuben Myrick 5 00 Henry Holzapfel 10 00 E. G. Vaughan 10 00 Jce Geier 1 00 Stella W 67 Benjamin Johnson 10 00 John H. Johnson 10 00 Wm. Dudley Foulke 25 00 Otto Rettig 5 00 Francis Willard W. C. T. U. ... 5 00 J. K. Cilley 10.C0 D. W. Comstock 10.00 C. T. Henchman . ...1.00 John H. Johnson 10.00 Geo. L. Klein 10.00 Richmond Dramatic Club 10.00 Guy S. McCabe 20.00 W. F. Hiatt 1.00 W. J .Robie 10.00 B. B. Myrick, Jr. 5.00 Edgar Norrie & Sons .. 5.00 Everett H. Thompson 50 Henley Lawn Mower Co 50.00 F. & N. Lawn Mower Co 50.00 John J. Harrington 10.00 John R. Howard 10.00 C. T. Henchman 1-00 Total $739.42 The Palladium fund which is being raised for the beneflt of the San Fran ciscan sufferers i3 growing rapidly, and by the time it is sent to the Red Cross headquarters in Indianapolis tomorrow, it is expected that the amount will exceed $1,000. Large and small contributions are being trade by everyone, and not only is the Palladium fund being raised here, but the Women's League and fraternal or ders are taking steps to aid the resi dents of the stricken city. Tn accordance with the directions of President Roosevelt, the money will he forwarded to the state head quarters of the Red Cross Society, in Indianapolis, and from there, it will be sent wyt to the branch of the society that is aiding in the work of carinfT for the needy survivors of the terrible catastrophe. The work has been systematized and is certain that pvprr dollar will be used to the best advantage. Many .inquiries are coming from persons who have contributed or who wish to contributein regard to what would become of the money in case it is not needed. Over ten millions of dollars will be raised to help the suf ferers, and all this amount mav not be used. If there is a surplus, it will probably be returned to those who made the donations, as in the case of the Galveston flood. At that time, much money was subscribed that was not used, and, it was returned to the original owners. TO FORM TITHERS' BAND Many Members of Grace M. E. Church "Will Give One Tenth of Their Income to the Churcb. Last night, at the Grace M .E. church, a meeting was held with the object in view of organizing a Tithers' Band. The meeting was well attend ed and many signified their Intention of joining. To become a member of this organization it will be necessary to pledge one-tenth of one's income to the church. A committee was named last night to prepare a constitution and by-laws. Th next meeting will be held the first Sunday In May at which time the constitution ommittee will make Its report and a permanent or ganization will be effected. . Violated Junk Law. Under the State's new junk sale law children under sixteen years are barred from offering material of this sort for sale and a dealer who chances to make a purchase from children must pay a fine. Sol Saffer, a local junk dealer was fined $1 and costs in the city court Saturday for a violation lot the sLtotef iie-Mli jteJSM, OUR OLD FRIENDS THE SUMMER BOARDER FAMILY ARE'lN SIGHT ONCE MORE. Publishers' Press Washington, D. C, April 22. The following proclamation was issued by the President this morning: To the Public: ..- "After full consultation ,with Secretary Taft, the president of the National Red Cross Association, who also as Secretary of War, is controlling the army work and the expenditure of all the money, probably two mil lions and a half, appropriated, and to be appropriated by Congress for the relief of San Francisco, I wish to make the following suggestion: "Contributions, both in money and in kind, are being given most generously for the relief of those who have suffered through this appalling calamity. Unless there is a proper organization for handling these con tributions, they will, in large part, be wasted, and will, in large part, fail to reach the very people whom it is most desired they should reach. The Amarican National Red Cross association, has sent out to take charge of the relief work at San Francisco, Dr. Edward Devine, general secretary of the Charity Organization Society of New York, whose experience has been very large in work of this kind. Dr. Devine will work in conjunction with Judge Morrow, United States circuit judge of the ninth circuit, and the head of the California Red Cross Association. "General Funston has already been directed to co-operate with Dr. Devine, and has advised the Secretary of War that he will do so. "Secretary Metcalf, who is on his way to the Pacific, will at once put himself in touch with Dr. Devine as well as with Judge Morrow, the governor of California and the mayor of San Francisco, to see if there is any thing else the administration can do, and he will assist in all possible ways in the effort to systematize all that is being done. "I recommend that all charitable and relief organizations, and individuals who desire to contribute do so through the Red Cross Association and that where provisions and supplies are sent, they be consigned to Dr. Devine, Red Cross, San Francisco, and that Dr. Devine be notified by telegraph, of the consignments. At the same time, Mr. Jacob H. Schiff, the treasurer of the New York Red Cross Association in New York, may bo notified that the consignments have been sent to Dr. Devine, or else the notification can be sent Hon. Charles H Keep, assistant secretary of the treasury, Washington, D. C, and treasurer of the American National Red Cross Association. "I also suggest that all contributions that have already been forwarded be brought to the attention of Dr. Devine by telegraph, which telegram should state the name and address of the consignee and the amount and nature of the consignment It is better to send all moneys to Mr. Keep or Mr. Schiff. They will then be telegraphed to Dr. Devine as the money is needed. (Signed) "THEODORE ROOSEVELT, White House, April 22, 1906." LETTER FROM THE STRICKEN CITY Bert Edmunds Writes to His Mother, Telling of the Ter rible Earthquake. HE WAS IN MARTINEZ GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOCK TOLD BY FORMER RICH MOND BOY SAYS IT CANNOT BE EXAGGERATED. Bert Edmunds, a former Richmond boy, who is now with the Mountain Copper Mining Company, with head quarters in Martinez, California, was in the zone of the earthquake disturb ance which destroyed San Francisco last week, and in a letter received by his mother, Mrs. T. H. Edmunds, South Eleventh street, : yesterday, he tells graphically of. his experiences. Mar tnez Is at the extreme end of the bay, northeast of Berkeley and Oakland, and the shock In the city where he lived was terrible. Several extracts from his letter are printed. "I wanted to reach you by telegraph; but as wires aro all (town. I will send by first mail, news that I am safe, al though I met with rather a close call-, as our house was badly wrecked. No words can describe what we went through here, but they say San Fran cisco met a much more serious fate, the reports at the present time being fearful, and even from here the smoke of the burning buildings can be seen the city being in flames. People Nearly Crazy. "You would never realize what Mar tinez looks like at the present time, people walking up and down the streets, fftaa of them nearly crazy Icom thjaknsxjt-lrlgaaa Ut-San Eras. PROCLAMATION BY PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. Cisco and seeing the great damage done here. Really it is the most pit iful sight I ever saw or ever hope to see. "At our house a chimney nearly ten feet in height, fell across the house came through the calling and when I went out of my door I was met by a terrible cloud of dust My bed rolled several feet across the room and the bureau went in the same direction. Several heavy books that were on the bureau, came flying down to the floor. The plaster in my room was cracked in every direction and all my pictures fell to the floor. It was almost im possible to stand up in the room. All you could hear was the terrible crash of the chimney, followed by the break ing of china. On going out, one could see that the house had moved at least two inches. Cries of Women and Children.' "Then came the cry of women and children, with firebells ringing, and fires in every part of town. There Is hardly a chimney left standing, the new bank building, just completed, is a total wreck, as are all otffer new brick buildings. In fact, I could write an hour on this subject. Fortunately, however, no one was killed in Mar tinez, so far as is known. "I have felt five distinct shocks since the first great one. In our part of town it was a great deai more se vere than in the other parts. The papers can not exaggerate the disas ter.' Suit on Contract. The suit of Michael Mitchell against John H. Kelley on contract has been filed in the Wayne Circuit Court The plaintiff asks judgement in the sum of 1 350. The litigation is an. outgrowth of the transfer of the saloon business at 23 North Eight street to Kelley. In his complaint Mitchell alleges that the terms of the agreement have not been met . Injured in Wreck. Benjamin Crump, North 16th St. received a message Saturday that his brother, F. C. Crump, who has been a freight brakeman on a railroad run ning out of Terre Haute, had been badly injured. He sustained a brok en arm and three broken ribs, as the GOV. J. H. KIBBEY HOW III RICHMOND Executive of Arizona Territory Visiting Relatives in His Native City. EFFECT OF EARTHQUAKE HE SAYS THAT SAN FRANCISCO MUST BE REBUILT AT ONCE AS IT MEANS THE MAKING OF HIS TERRITORY, The Hon. Joseph H. Kibbey, Gover nor of the territory of Arizona, and a former resident of this city, is here visiting his brother, Frank C. Kibbey. Governor was in St .Louis last week to attend a banquet given to the gov ernors of the states and territories of the southwest, by the Commercial Club of that city. While in St. Louis, the San Fran cisco disaster was reported, and Gov. K'bbey hastened to wire Governor Pardee,' of California that he would be glad to offer any aid that could be furnished by Arizona. A telegram was received here Saturday night from Gov. Pardee, and was as fol lows: "Grateful for your sympathy. I am sure Arizona will help. Thous ands in San Francisco without food or shelter as result of fire." The pub lic funds of the territory are at the disnosal of the stricken city and will aid in the reconstruction of the fallen buildings. Tn sneakine of what effect It would ave on his territory were San Fran--'sco to be abandoned. Gov. Kibbey id that the Golden Gate port is the keynote of Arizona and the other (Continued on Page Three.). SAYS IT IS SPITE WORK SOME PEOPLE, HE ASSERTS, TO AVOID PUNISHMENT, HAVE PUT THEIR CRIMES ON HIM LOVES WIFE AND BABIES. To Editor of Palladium, Richmond. Ind. Mr. Editor, Dear Sir: Believing that I can get fair treatment through your paper, I concluded to say a few words regarding; myself through the Palladium. There has been so much said and, printed about me in the local newspa-J pers, that I concluded it was time for me to say a few words in behalf of my! self. First, to begin with, where and what did I ever do that I am named as a desperate desperado? What! crime did I ever commit to deserve tho, above name? Why am I accused to have committed every crime on the calandar? Why is it, if I am such ft bad and dangerous man, and have com-, mitted all these crimes mentioned, that I was not arrested long ago? I was easy to be found. I was living at Mattoon, 111., and was working on, the road (there, between Indianapolis and St Louis for three years.) ' I was not hiding from any one nor was I going underpin assumed name, as the papers so stated some time ago. Why He is So Accused. I will tell you why I am accused of all these crimes. The ones who were really guilty of committing them saw a way to divert suspicion from themselves by laying it at my door and I get the credit of it all. Now, dear reader, did it ever occur to your mind that I might be Innocent of a great many , things that I am accused of, or are you just like a great many other people, just because you. read of these things in a newspaper you know them to be facts? Do you ever stop long enough to consider this matter se riously? Just because some one says that I did so and so, and the newspa pers take it up and write up a great big story, and paint me as black as they possibly can; that is no reason that I am guilty; for if everybody was guilty and convicted of the crimes that the papers write up, there would not be enough prisons In this country to hold one-tenth of the people convicted. ' Don't be 1 too haEty to condemn, because whe a person is locked up in it does not prove that he has committed a crime; nor does it prove that I com mitted the crime that I am accused of here in Wayne county, just because I ran away from the officers at Hagers town last spring, one year ago. There could be other reasons for me to wish to avoid arrest; nor does it prove thati I am guilty of the crime mentioned just because the real guilty ones saw a way to clear themselves by putting it' on to me, for they knew I was gone' and they expected to never see ms-j again. Was it not an easy mtter for them to lay the blame on me and there by hope to escape punishment at some one else's expense? Spite Work In rt. There is a whole lot of spite work behind all this, too. There are people around Hagerstown that t never did any harm to In my life, that seem to take delight la doing me all the injury they can by circulating stories that they positively know to be false. Some one started a report last spring when they caused my parents to be arrested, that my mother upheld me In doing wrong. Now, I want to say right here that this report is an Infamous falsehood, for ever since I can remem-J ber, my mother has always taught me never to do anything wrong, and to be honest in all my dealings. It would (Continued to Page Eight). 'Sparks-Cause a Fire. Sparks from a chimney set fire to the home of George Meyers, 1114 Hunt street, yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock Prompt work on the part ot the fire department saved the building from serious damage, as a brisk wind was blowing. A portion of the roof was burned and the household goeds suffered slightly. The loss was small and covered by insurance. The Transfer Was Made, j The American Seeding Company of I which the Hoosier Drill Company of this city is a branch factory, recent ly reorganized and Incorporated un-, der the laws of the State of Ohio. Saturday a deed was filed In the office of the Wayne county recorder show ing that the Hoosier Drill plant is transferred to the newly organized American Seeding Company. Hammond Trial Postponed. The trial of Charles T. Hammond, under, indictment for assault and bat tery with criminal Intent, has been nortnoned nntil May 21, on account of the Illness of his attorney, Henry IT. Johnson. ' The date of the trial of John Locke has not yet been set, but Judge Fox stated yesterday that It will probably be held about the middle of May, I Locke is still in Jail awaiting haU.