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MOM) PA AXDIUM VOL. XXXI. NO. 123. Richmond, Indiana, Friday Morning, May 25, 1906. Single Copies, Two Cents. SUI1BAY PAPERS AREJOT LIKED Deform Committee Reports to VISIT THE MATTE FARM MOB ATTEMPTS TO REFUSE TD ACCEPT SECUREJIRDERER A MAXIMUM RATE PUPILS HAVE FINE ROMP Students in the Third Grade of the City Schools Were Entertained at Caleb Matte's Farm Yesterday Af- ternoon. '; Jail at Bloomfield, Ind., Sur lentral Union Telephone Com pany Turns Down Request Made by the City. FIT? General Assembly That They are Bad. i GENERAL WORK OF BODY rounded by One Thousand t Armed Citizens. or j missionary Meeting last NIGHT VARIOUS REPORTS RE CEIVED DURING YESTERDAY THE CHURCH STATISTICS. f. PROGRAM FOR TODAY. 10:00 a. m.- Report of Com mittee on Temperance. 11:00 a. m: Report on Publica tion and Sabbath Schools. 2:30 p. m. Report on Educa tion. 3:30 p. m. Reception of Dele gates and Representatives of oth er bodies. Evening Memorial Service. To preside, Rev. A. G. King, D. D. "The Minister as the Ambassa dor for Christ," Rev. J. G. Carson, D. D.; "The Minister as the Chris tian Leader," Rev. M. G. Kyle, D. D. If the report of the committee on reform of the United Presbyterian is approved by the United Presbyterian General Assembly, now in session at Reld .Memorial church, Sunday news papers, in so far as the membership 'of this denomination is cencerned will be under the ban. The committee on reform presented its report at yester day's session, but in accordance with an established rule of the General As sembly none of the reports, of which many were submitted yesterday, are open to discussion until they are re ported upon by the committees to whom they are referred. The reform report will come up for discussion on Saturday. Sunday Papers are Bad. In part the report reads as follows: "In reference to the Sabbath, we de plore the universal disregard of its sacredness. This is manifested In many ways, but chiefly in the Sunday mail and the consequent running of trains and enforced labor. Also in the m Sunday paper," which, ogre believe, to be more debasing to the Church and a greater menace to the home and the nation than the beverage liquor traffic. Bold as the enemies of the Sabbath seem, it is a matter of gratitude that Legislatures persistently refuse to re peal laws already enacted to protect the Sabbath. It is encouraging also to noto the splendid work being done in various States to maintain Sabbath laws, especially, by the Northwestern Sabbath , Association In Beeking a re- peal of laws permitting open theaters on the Lord's day and demanding the enforcement of laws suppressing gambling and closing saloons on the Sabbath. We heartily Join with other organizations In urging that the gates of the Jamestown Exposition be closed on the Sabbath. "In as much as the duty, the privil ege and the sacredness of the Sabbath He at the foundation of the Christian life, and inasmuch as the Sunday mall and the Sunday paper are the chief aggressors in Sabbath descration and realizing that these open the way for all forms of Sabbath lawlessness, s we recommend that our next perman ent committee be composed of mem bers conveniently located for meetings at various times through the year if necessarv : and that said committer be Instructed to seek a federation of all denominations, as nearly so as pos eible, for the purpose of waging ag gressive warfare by the enforcement of all existing laws forbidding the publishing and sale of Sunday papers and seeking the enactment of such laws in States where they do not ex ist. Also to bring the strength of the whole Christian Church to bear Upon Congress protesting against the "violation of the Sabbath Day by the transportation and distribution of malls on the Lord's Day." Last Night's Session. Last night was "mission night" at il A . m . . ue uenerai vssemDiy, mere ueing a ublic meeting a twhich several ad- (Continued on Page Four.) Engineers are Here. The Engineers Association held its first session yesterday with about thirty officials from this department of the Pennsylvania Lines in attend ance. The sessions are being held at the Westcott Hoel, in a private room. The Improvements which the Penn sylvanta Lines have made in Rich mond were inspected yesterday as well as a visit made to the Big Four tie creosoting plant, at Shirley, Ind. Today's meeting will end this quar terly conference. "Dry" Decoration Day. According to the latest decision of the Supreme Court in this regard, all saloons will have to be closed on Dec oration Day. This decision was made this week and will include all saloons In Indiana. Prosecutor Jessup stated last evening that saloonists In Wayne County will be forced to be "dry" on next Wednesday, as Decoration Day la now a Legal Holiday. As has been his custom for the past nine years, Caleb Matte, a prom inent farmer living east of the city near the driving park, yesterday en tertained the children of the third grade of the Richmond public schools athis beautiful big farm. Mr. Matte has a warm spot in his heart for chil dren and every year when he sheers his sheep he has the little ones from the city out to witness the event. Yes terday 330 happy boys and girls were his guests and they nad the time of their lives. Four large hacks carried the small Juvenile army to Mr. Mat te's farm and each hack made four trips. After the children from one school had seen a few sheep disrobed from their winter clothing they were turn ed loose in a big meadow where they played games to their heart's content for a half hour. This program was fol lowed out as the children from the various schools arrived at the farm Superintendent Mott stated last night that the children in the schools looked forward to the annual romp at Mr. Matte's farm each year with the keenest anticipation and that he had earned the gratitude of every school cbiud in the city, also their parents. It is estimated that Mr. Matte has en tertained over 3,000 boys and girls in the past nine years. AIDS THE DEFENSE Tombs Physician Admits That Josephine Terranova Was Driven Insane. GIRL'S STRANGE ACTIONS SINCE HER CRIME SHE HAS BURNED HERSELF WITH MATCHES AND STUCK PINS IN HER OWN BODY. IPubllshers' Press New York, May 24. It was brought out this afternoon in the trial of Jo sephine Terranova for the murder of her aunt and uncle that she did not tell the detectives at the time of her arrest that mysterious voices told her to kill, but she declared to the prison officials that her "heart told her to end their lives." However the one witness that the prosacution depend ed on to testify that its contention that the girl was not insane, proved to be a good witness for the defense He was Dr. Frank McGuire, physician at the Tombs prison and while he de clared that so far as he could see, the girl was not an epileptic, on cross-examination he admitted that the abus es sworn to by the girl on the stand as having been endured from the un cle would have had a tendency to have driven her insane. Symptoms of Insanity. He admitted that the girl's actions and the hallucinations described by her while on the stand, were symp toms of insanity and said it was his personal belief that when the girl committed the crimes she understood the nature but not the Quality of the crime. Previous to Dr. McGuire being heard. Dr. Graeme Hammond lectur er on nervous diseases at the Post Graduate College of New York, testi fied that in his opinion Josephine Ter ranova is a victim of indolescent in sanity; that she was insane wh?n she killed her relatives and that she is still in the same condition. He told of burning her flesh with lighted matches and sticking her with a pin, from which she did not flinch, and said this was an absolutely reliable symptom of Indolescent insanity. The case is expected to go to the Jury tomorrow. STATE LODGE FOR EAGLES Delegates of New Order at Indianapo lis Decided to Form State Or ganization. At the meeting of the Grand Lodge of Eagles at Indianapolis yesterday. It was decided to form a State Asso ciation with a State Aerie to be es tablished in Indianapolis. This is a new xryve among the Eagles but it was popular from the start, and In ev ery state where the Eagles "roost" there will be a state association which will act in conjunction with the National organization. Albert Morel and Timothy O'Brien of this city attended the meeting yes terday. The sessions were held in the Claypool Hotel, with delegates from several states In attendance. FOR PROSECUTION MILITIA IS ORDERED OUT COLORED MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER MAY FEEL THE ANGER OF WHITES BEFORE HIS TRIAL A VICIOUS ASSAULT. Palladium Special. Bloomfield, Ind., May 24. A mob of over one thousand men and boys, armed and determined are beseiglng the Greene county jail tonight and it is expected at any minute an assault on the building will be made. The ob ject of the mob's wrath is Robert Wil liams, colored, who brutally murdered Mike Collins, an employe of the Indi anapolis and Southern Traction Com pany, last week. At a late hour this afternoon Sheriff Eddinger requested Governor Hanly over the Ions dis tance telephone to send him troops and they are expected to arrive early tomorrow morning. Sheriff Eddinger with six deprles is holding the jail against the mob. The sheriff and hi3 deputies are well armed and will make a determined resistance If the jail is rushed. Last week after the crime had been committed Williams was spirited away to Washington, this county. Monday last a special grand jury in dicted Williams for murder In the first degree and he was brought back to Bloomfield this morning for trial. Williams was taken to the court room this afternoon in charge of three deputies. He was at once sur rounded by a large crowd of angry men. One of the number, a traction line contractor named Hunt, by whom Collins had been employed, made a vicious assault on the fright ened negro, who was rescued by the deputy sheriffs and rushed back to jail. GOVERNOR ACTS PROMPTLY. 'Palladium Spec!al .1 Indianapolis, May 24. When Gov ernor Hanly received the reauest of Sheriff Eddinger of Greene County for troops he acted promptly. The case was brought to the attention of Adjutant General Perry who ordered a company of state troops at Terre Haute to at once proceed to the scene of the trouble. OFFICERS ARE ELECTED "DAY DODGERS" ORGANIZE Students from City Who Attend Earl ham Name Editors and Business Managers for the Sargasso, Also Association Officers. At the meeting of the Day students of Earlham College yesterday, their quota of next year's officers for the Sargasso was elected and officers for next year's association were voted to office. Those who will represent the day students on the Annual staffs as editors, are Florence Schute, Harry Costello and Gus Hoelsher; as bus! ness managers, Gath Freeman, Arthur Johnson and Louis Mitchell. The officers who will head the Day Students' Association for next year are. President, Louis Mitchell; vice President, Rudolph Hill; Secretary and treasurer, Harry Costello. After the dormitory students select their representatives on the Annual boards, the heads of the departments will be selected. The art editor for the book is selected by the board of editors. FIRST ONES ON MARKET Stephen Kuth Says That If Another ..Rain Comes Soon His Crop will be Sufficiently Large to Make the Pop ular Fruit Cheap. The first Indiana strawberries to ap pear on the local markets arrived yes terday, and in quality were by-far the best received so far this season, for any berry growers. The berries are large and juicy and show no effects of the long drouth which for a time threatened the whole crop. The ber ries were from the Southern part of the State, but before another week local growers will begin to supply the city markets. Stephen Kuth, east of the city, who hs a large berry farm, says that if there is another rain before the first of next month, there will be uerries in, plenty. The drouth In this section was more serious than elsewhere and If it had not been for the short rain of a few nights ago, the crop would have been very small. As it is, plen ty of berries, at a cheap price, may be txnected soon. INDIANA STRAWBERRIES ICECREAM. SJ&YsZr& fZ) JS&T I L gU I J C--A1M STANDARD BEGINS TD FEEL THE WHIP Enraged at Attorney General Ellis It May Abandon Bus- iness in Ohio. WHAT IT WOULD MEAN INDEPENDENTS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SUPPLY DEMAND OF BUCKEYES AT FIRST AND PRICES GO UP. Publishers PreseJ New York, Jay 24. It was rumor ed in Wall Street this afternoon that the Standard Oil Company, incensed over the attitude of the legal depart ment of the state of Ohio towards it, Is seriously considering the advisa bility of abandoning a great deal, if not all, of Its business in the Buck eye state. The report originated in Lima, O., apparently and when telegraphed to this city was received with a great deal of interest in the financial dis trict. According to the Lima report the Standard contemplates withdrawing from the Ohio field and abolishing the Buckeye pipe line through the state. Inquiry at the offices of the Standard failed to throw any light on the subject The recently estab lished publicity department declared that it "had no Information to make public" regarding the matter, and those in that department declined to discuss the matter. The Report is Believed. Despite this fact, however, the be lief was general on the street that the Standard was likely contemplat ing such a move in revenge for the activity of Attorney General Ellis, of Ohio, who has for some time been prodding the Standard with a shary stick. It, was pointed out by persons who are in a position to understand the general trend of the oil market that if the Standard should decide to cut out its Ohio business the consum ers of that state would have to de pend on the independents for their supply. This would likely mean an advance in the initial cost, as the independents are not in a position to handle oil and its products as cheaply as is the trust at the present time. the latter having the best of facili ties. A PROGRAM COMMITTEE War Veterans Make Preparations for Observing Memorial Day Program by Monday. -At a meeting held last evening of war veterans, the reports of the vari ous committees appointed for mak ing preparations for the observance of Memorial Day were heard. A pro gram committee composed of John Markley, Paul Comstock and Charles Jordan, was named. It Is probable that this committee will be ready to announce the program by . Monday. No other business of importance was transacted. AS SUMMER APPROACHES. PEACE AT THE MOULDERS GET A RAISE General Manager Carr Grants Cer tain Requests .Made by His . Em ployes and -Avoids Trouble That Now 8hreatens Other Shops. The threatened strike of moulders at he Hoosier Drill Works has been averted for the present at: least, and after a meeting of the moulders and Manager James A. Carr, of the American Seeding Machine Co., yes terday, the moulders promised to stick to their work and abide with the new scale of wages which was ar ranged. For several weeks the moulders of the city have been endeavoring to ge a general raise in their wages. It is understood that no arrange ments have been made in the other shops in regard to a peaceful settle ment of the impending trouble. ANOTHER SWINDLE HERE 'BOGUS' CALENDAR ORDERS INDIANAPOLIS FIRM IS OUT NEARLY $400 WHILE SOME RICHMOND PEOPLE WERE TOUCHED FOR $70 IN ALL. As the result of operations in this city by a young man named ErsklneV who has well developed ideas of high finance, the Sentinet Printing Com pany of Indianapolis is out $400 or more or less and the young man re ferred to Is "in" the same amount. Erskine came here to secure orders for calendars from local firms, the calendars to be delivered on Decem ber 15. Erskine was to receive 25 per cent commission on his .orders. 15 per cent of the commission to be paid on the receipt of the orders and the remainder on the delivery of the cal endars. Without consulting anyone Erskine sent in a batch of orders for calendars from nearly all the Import ant business houses on Main street. A few days later he received his commission, - which amounted to from $375 to $400 and then, in the lan guage of the streets," boarded train "23" on the Sidoo Line. After for warding Erskine, about whom little is known, his easy money the Senti nel Printing Company acknowledged to the local dealers the receipt of their orders and kindly thanked them for the same. The day' following the Indianapolis concern received a heavy Richmond mail made up en tirely of terse business letters, stat ing that no orders had ever been giv en for calendars. Yesterday representatives of the Sentinel Printing Company were in the city looking matters up and Inci dentally trying to locate a hot scent on Mr. Ersklne's trail. The loss to the Sentinel Printing Company will be large but they will assume all respon sibility. While Erskine accumulated a board and clothing bill to the amount of $70. - PRINCE OF INDIA MUCH IMPRESSED The Maharaja Gaekwar Wil Send His Countrymen FTere For Education. NOW IN WASHINGTON, D. C. WAS HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT BUT LIKES .JOHN SHARPE WIL LIAM BEST OF ALL. Publishers' Press Washington, May 24. His High ness, The Haharaja Gaekwar of Baro- da, India, laid aside royalty today for a few hours of informal sightseeing, When he left the hotel he said he did not know where he would go, but he first visited a number of public build ings. Before leaving lie was inter viewed by a number of newspaper representatives. Dressed in plain but neat American garb and speaking excellent English the Prince said that every ruler should remember that his country does not contain all the good things in existence. "I must remember that in Baroda there Is something worth while out side the native and predominating English influences. That is why 1 am in America." Will Send Students Here. ' He announced that upon his re turn to Baroda he will send a number of students to America to take cours es in the Agricultural colleges here believing that Baroda must look to her agriculture for her prosperity. His highness was highly Impressed with President Roosevelt. But it was John Sharp Williams .minority lead er in . the House who especially took his eye.. The Prince said that he was not sufficiently conversant with American politics to comprehend all that Mr. Williams was saying yester day while the Prince visited the House, yet he was greatly impressed with Mr. Williams' ability. Six weeks In America Is too short a time for a study of this country, the Prince said, so he intends to re turn. He will visit few cities while here, rather than make a hurried journey to many agricultural schools. ALCOHOL BILL PASSED Senate Passe the Amended Measure Ordering That it Shall Take Effect January 1. IPubllshers Press Washington, May 24. The free alcohol bill was passed by the Senate today after being amended to provide for denaturlzing of alcohol upon ap plication of any registered distillery, and fixing January first as the date for its provisions to take effect. WEATHER INDICATIONS. Indiana and Ohio Fair Friady and Saturday except rain in the north portion; fresh northeast ' to east winds. MAKE A THREAT WITH IT OFFICIALS WHO WANT TO PUT THEIR WIRES UNDERGROUND SAY THEY WONT DO IT UNLESS THEY GET OWN WAY. The committee appointed from council by Mayor Zimmerman to co-J operate with the board of public works: In making an . agreement with the Central Union Telephone Company; for placing the Main street wires ot, the company underground, met yes-' terday with the bo-, City Attorney! Gardner .Robert CUne, superintendent! of construction, General Manager; Stickney and local Manager Hutton ot the Central Union Telephone Com-; pany. Cy Attorney Gardner presented al con -act which was satisfactory to thet telei.3 people with the exception of one article ,to which they entered strong objections. This article call-' ed for fixing of a maximum rtrte for telephones used In business houses and private residences. 'Cline Absolutely Refused. Mr. Cline absolutely-refused to ac cept the agreement as long as it con talned this clause and Mr. Gardner, was firm in his opinion that the agree' ment should contain this clause. He was backed in the stand he took by the board and the council commit tee. The result of this was that a deadlock ensued and the meeting broke up with negotiations no further advanced than at the beginning. Councilman at Large Von Peln sug gested before the meeting adjourned that a sliding scale clause be substl stuted for the maximum rate clause, and it is possible that this arrange ment may be acceptable to the Cen tral Union Telephone Company. They stated, however, that the matter would be taken under consideration before any further action on their part was taken. The Troublesome Clause. The clause In ths contract , drawn up by Mr. Gardner which proved ob jectionable to the telephone people, reads as follows:, "In consideration . of the grant of the privileges herein contained the said company, party of the second part agrees and binds itself its successors and assigns, to furnish to the inhabit-, ants of the said City of Richmond, first class telephone service of the best and most modern character, at and for not to exceed the following rates, to wit: For business houses . and public offices, $38 per annum. For private residences, $18 per annum. The rates above fixed shall not apply to party lines. Said company further agrees to furnish said city ten tele phones free of charge. " t Mr. Gardner, in stating why the city would insist on a maximum rate said that It was his belief that in the course of the next few years there would be only one telephone company operating in the city of Jhmond, either the Independent Company or the Bell company, and if the city did not fix the maximum rates this com pany would be at liberty to charge ex orbitant prices, a condition which ex isted before the Independent line was built Cline Gives His Views. Mr. Cline stated that the day for ex orbitant prices being charged by cor-i' Vorations had passed, giving the pres ent general reform wave the credit for this state of affairs. He stated, that his company did not Intend to ' ever ask its subscribers any higher; rates than the rates fixed in Mr. Gard- j ner's contract, but that they objected, to a maximum rate being fixed be cause it would furnish a precedent and have a tendency to depreciate the value of the Central Union's holdings. "Supposing that we accepted 'this maximum rate here in Richmnd and! then, for instance, we tried to get a ' franchise in some town in Massachu setts. They would say you accepted a contract in Richmond, Ind., with a rate clause In it, and we will demand the same here,' If all our franchises contained rate clauses in them our holdings would not be half as valuable as they are now." Make a Preposition. - Mr. Cline then made a very unusual proposition, which was turned down. He stated that the franchise the Cen tral Union Telephone Company held in this city, were perpetual, but that if the city would .cut out the rate clause and allow them the privilege of placing their wires underground, they would give up the franchise they now hold and accept one for a term of fifty years. Mr. Cline stated that if the city would not give the Central Union a fa vorable contract for the placement of their wires underground they would take their time in going underground when the city passed an ordinance compelling them to do so, and that they would then insist on placing their conduits where it pleased them an3 "not take any back alley route. Mr. Gardner stated that it was his belief that if such an ordinance was ever passed - the Central Union people would place their conduits just where . the city told them to.