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VOL. XXXI. NO. 117. Richmond, Indiana, Friday, May 18, 1906. Single Copies, Two Cents, GEL STOESSEL IS FACING DISGRACE PRESENT A WEAK CASE B Al LEV DDES HOT MONB' FA DWIGHT NORTH AND OTHERS JE DOPED Wayne County Young Man Falls Victim to a Clever Rear Estate Swindler. BOUGHT LAND IN CANADA PROGRESSIVE AGENT WAS TO RUN AN EXCURSION TO THE LAND BUT HE NEVER SHOWED UP-lSECURED $3,000 IN ALL. l IIIIEND TO QUIT ACQUITTAL IS EXPECTED I Rumor Became Persistent Yesterday at Trial of Josephine Terranova that Jury Would Declare Her Inno centJudge's Instructions. Makes Another Speech Up holding His Honor and Hits at President. V Defender of Port Arthur May Be Dismissed from Russian Army in Dishonor. ARMY COURT'S FINDINGS IT IS SAID THAT VERDICT WILL DECLARE THAT LAUDED HERO SHOWED WHITE FLAG AND BE TRAYED HIS TRUST. Publishers Press St. Petersburg, May 18. Unless the findings Khali be smothered or the Czar interferes, General Stoessel, de lender of the fortress of Port Arthur, nnd acclaimed hero on the Russian nido of the disastrous struggle with Japan, will be dismissed in disgrace from tho army of which he has been a part and confined for a long term of years In a fortress aa one who has be trayed his trust. This fact became Known In army circles late last night when information was received here that tho court of Inquiry, which has been iaveutigutiug the surrender of Port Arthur, has arrived at Its con clusions which are now in the war office awaiting transmissln to the Czar, and that they aro in every re spect unfavorable to General Stoes sel. .-I'M)- ..t,,;,;! , J ,, ' Verdict Most Sweeping. An officer, who is in a position to haV'l received accurate information regarding the verdict, states that it is one or the most sweeping ever reach ed by- a Russian Court. General Stoeasel'S' action in surrendering the fortress is declared to be inexcusable In tho oxtremo as at the time that Tie "showed the white flag," ho had on hand all of the ammunition he needed for three mouths at least; there was nn abundance of supplies and medical stores; and his troops were in no way discouraged. In fact, it is asserted, that tho surrender was made over the protest of all of tho general officers In tho fort, all of whom later were in strumental in having the court of in quiry probe deeply into all of tho facts surrounding tho surrender. Great Faith In Stoessel. Tho question of what is to be done with tho verdict of the court is, how ever, a most momentous jOjuL .It it is made public and General , disgraced, the ono bright spot of the war in the minds of tho Russian people will be wiped out. All through the weary months that Port Arthur was being bt sieged the Russian people were led to believe that Stoessel was putting forth superhuman efforts to save tho fortress for his majesty, and when finally, it was surrendered, glowing stories of the heroism of Stoessel and his men were printed in all of the Russian papers. IMPROVEMENT IS SHOWN One of Mrs. Jefferson Davis' IsTSvses Says There Is Reason to Be lieve She Will Recover. I Publishers' Tress New York. May 17. Mrs. Jefferson Davis widow of the late president of tho Confederacy who is seriously ill at the Hotel Gerard showed such a great improvement today that her physician again holds out hope of her recovery. The aged lady grew weaker last night and during the early hours of the morning but to ward midday her condition changed for the better and at 7 p. m. one of the two nurses in attendance upon Mrs. Davis Bald there was good ground for hope that she will get well. Red Men Anniversary. Publishers Press Centerville, Ind., May 17. The Red Men with their families will cel ebrate tho fifteenth anniversary of their organization by a banquet on to morrow evening. The Centerville brass band will play and appear, for the first time, in their new uniforms. HOQSIER MUST EXPLAIN PERU BOY IS IN TROUBLE Captain Bears of the Marine Corps Ordered Band to Play "Always In the Way" at Funeral of Private T. Lawrence. .(Publishers' Press Washington, May 17. It is stated that Hiram I. Bearss, of Peru. Ind., who Is a captain in the United States Marine corps, will be called upon to explain why he ordered the Marine band to play "Always in the Way" at the funeral of Private V. T. Law rence, recently. The story has just come to tho ears of the navy depart ment that such an Incident occurred, nd that when the Marines protested Captain Dearss refused to stop the music. The captain's side of the sto ry has not been heard, and it is said that unless his explanation is satis factory an Investigation will be or ! dered. Publishers' Press New York, May 17. With admit tedly the weakest case ever made out by a prosecuting attorney in a noted murder case in this city, the prosecu tion in the trial of Josephine Terra nova rested late this afternoon and the defense will begin Friday morn ing. It now seems likely that the case will get to the jury by Monday night next at the latest. It is the general belief about the court build ing that the girl will be acquitted of tho murder of her aunt, the specific crime for which she is now on trial and that the District Attorney will not press the charge of murdering her un cle, inasmuch as he considered the present case the strongest. In fact the rumor that the jury had already made up its mind as to the action it will take in the case because so per sistent this afternoon that Justice Scott, who is presiding, felt called up on to warn the jury that they must not discuss the case and that they must refrain from reading the newspapers. EVEH SUSPECTED Correspondent Raymond Says Bailey's Own Clique Was Suspicious of Him. HIS REPLY IS CONVINCING WRITER OF CHICAGO TRIBUNE GOT MATERIAL FOR HIS EX POSURE OF TEXAS SENATOR FROM WILLIAM CHANDLER. Palladium Special. Chicago, 111., May 17. Correspond ent Raymond in reply to Senator Bai ley, for the attack the Texan made on him Wednesday in the Senate conclu sively brands Bailey as a liar, and shows that tho material for his (Ray mond's) story about Bailey, did not come from the President but from one of Bailey's own clique. Raymond says in part: "When Joseph W. Bailey, senator from Texas struck at the President of the United States over my humble shoulders, for that is all he did on the floor of the senate, he was apparent ly unaware that there was documen tary evidence in existence, both In the form of a written memorandum by former Senator William E. Chand ler, absolutely proving that he was an object of suspicion to the real friends of the President's railroad policy. On Chandler's Authority. In the dispatch sent by me Monday night to The Tribune, which aroused such a tempest in the senate and which provoked Senator Bailey to de clare it to be a malicious lie and to insinuate that it was directly inspir ed by the President himself. I stated the facts on the authority of Mr. Chandler himself. It was he who con veyed to the White House the inti mation that Senator Bailey was a traitor, and if the Texas senator has j any one to blame it must be Senator Tillman's friend, William E. Chand ler. What Chandler Wrote. "In the outset of the negotiations he was conducting Mr. Chandler pre pared and left at the White House a written memorandum for the benefit of the President, I Lave not the text of that memorandum before me. but am quoting from memory. It says: "The railroad senators want the Bailey amendment, but Tillman is for the President's court review amend ment, and will block their game." This Is nearly a literal quotation, but no one could have the text, prob ably, without permission of the Presi dent. The dispatch I sent to The Tribune was teltrraphed on my own authority and without the knowl-! edge or consent of the President, against whom Senator Bailey trained his batteries today .and not against me. Lee Kelly Improved. Leroy Kelley, a well known citizen who has been ill for several months, Is able to be upon the street again. Mr. Kelly suffered from pneumonia. WEATHER INDICATIONS. Indiana Fair In south, showers and cooler in the north portions Fri day; Saturday fair; west winds. Ohio Fair In south, showers and cooler in the north portion Friday; Saturday showers, not so warm In central and south portion; fresh southwest winds. W FRIENDS BITTERNESS CROPS OUT THOUGHT THERE WILL BE OPEN UNPLEASANTNESS IN SENATE AGAIN IN FEW DAYS DEMO CRATS STAND TOGETHER. Publishers' Press Washington, May 17. The Senator Joseph Bailey of Texas, does not in tend to rest under the imputation of double dealing as set forth in the Chi cago Tribune and the New York Tri bune, was clearly made manifest in the senate soon after it convened to day. He also made it decidedly plain again that he considers the stories sent out by the correspondents inspir ed from the White House and on the whole the Texas senator's speech in the senate today on a question of per sonal privilege, was the strongest so far made. "No man can ever charge me with double dealing," he exclaimed in thun derous tones, "and escape my strong est denunciation. Wherever I may be I'll brand across his brow 'liar' so that in after years all men may know him and shun him." Read Chandler's Diary. Before this stirring statement Mr. Bailey had read a copy of the Chan dler memorandum sent to the presi dent, also an extract from Chandler's diary, and a letter from Chandler all agreeing that there is not the slight est scintilla of evidence that Chandler or anyone else had ever questioned his integrity. He charged that the source of the stories was the White House. Mr. Bailey admitted that he had been called, and many times justly, arbitrary, dictatorial and rash, but he declared that he had never done a wrong without making reparation when the fault was called to his no tice. He declared that never before had he been accused of a lack of can dor or of double dealings. Raymond Not Overlooked. Speaking of the statement in the Chicago Tribune that correspondent had been overlooked because of his (Bailey's) attack on the President, Senator Bailey said: "Perhaps he regards it as beii overlooked to be called an unquali fied, malicious liar." No one spoke during Mr. Bailey's denunciation, and the silence was in tense until he concluded. Then con sideration of the rate bill was re sumed. However, the bad blood that has been engendered by the events of this character during the past few days is beginning to show and the bitterness between certain members will again crop out very soon. One result of the controversy how ever, has been to draw the Demo cratic senators closer together than they have been for several years. They' are a unit to fight administra tion measures hereafter and are like ly to have great help from unlooked for Republican sources. FAVOR BIG BATTLESHIP HOUSE VOTES THE MONEY ONE MILLION DOLLARS IS VOTED FOR UNDERWATER FIGHTERS OPEN MARKET AMENDMENT IS DEFEATED. Publishers' Press Washington. May 17. The naval appropriation bill, making provision for a ten million dollar battleship, to be the greatest fighter of all the na vies of the world, passed the House today. Friends of the navy yards, before the final vote upon the measure, were successful in defeating the Grosvenor amendment, adopted in the commit tee of the whole, which directs the secretary of the navy to go into the open market for chains, anchors and cordage on a record vote of 129 to 11S. An unsuccessful effort was made by Democrat floor leaders Williams, to defeat the amendment allowing a four per cent preferential to Pacific Coast shipbuilders, ia bidding for the construction of ten million dollar battleship. The amendment was car ried, 121 to 117, but only through Longworth and Thomas, of Ohio and Haughen, of Iowa, changing their votes from the negative to the affirm ative, i The bill also makes an appropria tion of one million dollars to be ex pended for submarine torpedo boats. The boats are to. be selected from the ones showing, the best qualities In a sea run and diving contest, to be arranged by secretary of the navy. WOULD MAKE BILL UNCONSTITUTIONAL Senator Knox Says "In Its Judgment" Should Not Be in Rate Bill. HIS ACTION SIGNIFICANT ALTHOUGH SENATOR CHANDLER HAD BRANDED KNOX AS UN FRIENDLY TO MEASURE, HE WORKS FOR ITS WELFARE. Publishers' Press Washington, May 17. Although the now famous Allison compromise to the railroad rate bill have been adopt ed by the senate in committee of the whdle ,by a solid Republican vote, they are hanging in the balance now that the measure is being considered in the Senate. A broadside was hurled against one of them late this afternoon by Mr. Knox of Pennsylvania, recently Pres ident Roosevelt's attorney general. He declared that if the railway rate bill became a law with three certain words in it that have been endorsed by the president and the republican senators at a recent compromise agreement, the section containing them would be undoubtedly declared unconstitutional by the supreme court. Carried Consternation. The words are "in its judgment," and are used in granting discretion ary powers' to the interstate commerce commission in the fixing a just and reasonable rate upon complaint of ' a shipper. Inasmuch as that provision is contained in the rate giving sec tion of the bill, the declaration of the Pennsylvania senator carried conster nation to the warm friends of rate regulation. The declaration of Mr. Knox was considered of added significance, in view of his being one of three sena tors who ex-Senator Chandler still de clares, the president criticised as try ing to defeat rate regulation and which sensational discussion is being continued daily in the senate chamber. Lodge Amendments Pass. The lodge amendment, requring proof that a railway corporation and its officers wilfully and knowingly gave a rebate, to constitute guilt, was adopted. This was explained to pre vent the imprisonment of a railroad officer in those cases where some sub ordinate violated the law. The anti-pass amendment as adopt ed in committee of the whole, was ac cepted .after permitting passes to be issued to secretaries of Railroad Young Men's Christian Associations, and providing the same punishment for the acceptor of a pass as provided for the giver. GIVEN MASTER'S DEGREE Clarence M. Hunt and R. L. Hosack weere given the Master Mason's de gree last evening by Richmond Lodge No. 196 F. and A. M Next Thurs day, commencing at one o'clock in the afternoon, there will be work on six candidates In this lodge. At six o'clock supper will be served and at nine o'clock there will be a banquet. About four hundred Masons are ex pected to attend. There will be a meeting of the banauet committee next Wednesday night to arrange for the event. THE NEVER ENDING TUG-OF-WAR. AFTER THE ENCAMPMENT THREE CITIES WANT IT Fort Wayne, Terre Haute and Marion Will Ask to Entertain the Veterans of the State in 1907 Meet at La Fayette Next Week. Palladium Special. Lafayette, May 17. Ft. Wayne, Ma rlon and . Terre Hayte are after next year's encampment of the G. A." R., De partment of Indiana, and each will make a strong bid fdr it next week at Lafayette. Marion wished it this year but the vote at the Madison en campment last May favored Lafayette for 1906. It was then asserted by Marion rooters that an understanding had been reached with some of the delegations from other cities that if Marion would allow Lafayetfe to have the encampment this year, Mari on should have the next one. Now, however," Ft. Wayne is after it, and will send a strong delegation to work for that city. Terre Haute will be a strong com petitor if it is found the soldiers' monument, which, is to be erected in that city, can be completed in time to be unveiled at the 1907 encampment. This, however, is not yet a certainty. Marion will send a large delegation that will set forth the attractions of the city and rely largely on the agree ment it is asserted was made last year. ' A SHOOTING TOURNAMENT CEDAR SPRINGS GUN CLUB. Arrangements now Under way to pull off the Event July 10, 11 and 12 Many of the Best Shots in Ohio and Indiana are expected to Compete.. Arrangements are now being made for the annual shooting tournament, of the Cedar Springs Gun Club, says the New Paris Mirror. July 10, 11, and 12 are the dates" set and trap shooters from all over the country are expected. The shoot will be held on the Cedar Springs range and It is thought that the event will be the greatest the State shoot excepted In shooting cir cles in the State. This was true of last years tournament. W. R. Clark, president of the Club, attended a big shoot at Columbus Wednesday and Thursday in the in terest of the local club and match and found many shooters who will come here in July. Thursday Mr. Clark was second high gun with a score of 187. He was beaten one bird by Stanley Rhoades ith a score of IS 8. Downfall of Ministry. Publishers Press Rome, May 18. Following a signal defeat in the Chamber of Deputies yesterday afternoon a number of the members of the cabinet. as well as some of the supporters of Premier Sonnlno resigned, and the downfall of the present ministry, which has been predicted for some time, is a question of hours at the most. Strothaus Manager. ; Lewis Strothaus, formerly head clerk at the depot restaurant. has been appointed manager to succeed John Dwyer. THE ASSESSORS TURN OVER BOOKS Final Report of Work Shows a Property Increase of $281,670. BIG COST TO THE WORK THIRTY FIVE PERSONS WERE EMPLOYED IN TAKING THE AS SESSMENTCAUSED EXPENDI TURE OF $6,000. The fifteen township assessors, to gether with their deputies, met yes terday with the Board of County Commissioners and the Assessor and turned over the books for the year of 1906. They were also reimbursed for their work of the past seventy five days, the time allowed by law in which all property, except that of in corporated companies, be put upon the duplicates for taxation. The reports of the assessors show that during the past year, thj' value of all taxables in Wayne. County has increased over a quarter of a million dollars. This does not include the in crease in the property belonging to corporations and wnen this Increase is noted, after the Board of Review makes its report, the yearly Increase will probably total over. $300,000. The assessed value of all property, exclusively of corporation property, In 1906 is $$25,185,250. Last year, the figures showed that property was as sessed at $24,903,580, making an in crease this year of $281,670. About half of this gain was in Richmond, and the remainder was outside of Wayne township. The annual cost of making the assessment of Wayne County proper ty is very high, and this year, the to tal amount paid out to assessors and their deputies will be over $6,000. The assessor of Wayne township re ceives a salary but the other town ship assessors are paid $2.50 for work on each day from March 1 to May 17, or seventy-five days. Each deputy gets $2 a. day for the same period, whether he is kept busy during that entire time or not. There are fourteen assessors besides the Assessor of Wayne township, and about twenty deputies. Davitt Is Improved. Publishers' Press Dublin, May 17. The condition of Michael Davitt, the well known home rule advocate, who was operated up on early this week, is improved to day. Work Not Completed. The joint executive committee, com posed of members from Sol Meredith Post, the Sons of Veterans and the Spanish-American War Veterans, held a meeting last night and transacted considerable business relative to - the Decoration Day observance, May 30. The sub-committees were filled in part, but additions are still to be made to several of them and they will not be complete until-next Thursday night, when the committee will hold its final meeting- The detailed program of the ceremonies will also be determin ed upon at this meeting. Dwlfeht North, a young man whose home is In Milton and who is well known In this. city,' is one of the nu merous victims of a clever land -"sharp" who goes iiuder the name of L. S. Kellog. A clever swindle which Kellog perpetrated was uncov ered yesterday at Blomington, Ind., the details of which were learned in this city last evening. Kellog for the past few weeks has been interesting people In Indianapo lis. Bloomington and Lafayette in farming land In the British North west, the majority of his victims being Bloomington people. He repre- sented himself to be the asent of two prominent St Paul. Minn., real estate men who owned two town ships in the province of Alberta, Can ada. He stated that this land was the center of one of the greatest wheat producing countries on the globe and it was 'not difficult for him : to interest people in the project of buying up this land. Those who 'bougnt" land from Kellog made him a first payment and it is alleged that lie received over $3,000 in this manner. Among those who made their "first payment" was Mr. North, who met the clever swind ler in Indianapolis. . Was Arranging Excursion. Kellog stated to his vlctoms that he was arranging for excursions to Albert and that reasonable rates would be offered to those who bought land. He stipulated that after they had visited the country, and they de cided it was not what he had pictur ed it to be, he would refund the mon ey they had given him on "first pay ments." The first of these excur sions was to have left Bloomington last Tuesday and among thoBe who were on hand to make the trio was Mr. North, who formerly attended Indiana University at Bloomington. Kellog failed to put in an appearance Tuesday and yesterday when he was still conspicuous by his absence the "excursionists" began to smell a mouse and as a result a detective was secured to locate the absent Mr. Kel log. Several of the victims of the clever land swindle are students at Indiana University or former students. INDIANA IS RECOGNIZED National Conference of Charfin and Correction Elect Hoosler Men To Offices. ' . The Indianapolis News last evening contained the following editorial which will be lnterestng to Richmond people. It is encouraging to note that Indi ana's eminence in charity work is rec ognized abroad as well as at home and that the high character of the ser vants she engages to carry forward that work is accredited to the full. At the meeting of the 'National Confer ence of Charities and Correction at Philadelphia this week, Amos Butler, secretary of our. Board of State Chari ties, was elected president; Alexan der Johnson, who made much of his reputation by his work in Indiana, was elected general secretary; Mr. Bicknell, formrly of The News, and ot our home charities, now of Chicago, and the veteran Timothy Nicholson of Richmond, were made memberB .., of the executive committee. Recogni tion like this is not only good for those in whom it is exemplified, but it s good for ther State, for it has a re flective Influence, strengthening the whole cause of charity, giving it addi tional standing and force, and helping to forward to improvement. Mary Brookins to Speak. Christian Scientists of this city are awaiting with nterest the appear ance of Mss Mary Brookns, a promi nent speaker of Minneapolis, who will lecture on the subject of Christian Science on Sunday afternoon. May 27, at the Gennett theatre. The lecturer will deal with the Christian Science faith in a manner known best to those who have heard her speak. The ad mission will be free and a large audi ence is expected. Soldier Is Killed. Publishers' Press Portland, Me., May 17. Merits rot ter, twenty two years old. a private in the Thirty-seventh Company U. 8. Coast Artillery, at Fort McKInley, was accidentally shot and . killed, while on guard duty today, by anoth er soldier, who was handling a revol ver which he did not know was load ed ; '