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VOL. XXXI. NO, 132. Richmond, Indiana, Tuesday Morning, June 5, 1906. Singfe Copies, Two Cents. ILLEGAL, ILLEGAL, ILLEGAL ILLEGAL Council Spends Evening in . Discussing How It Might do EVIDENCE SEHSATIDHAL GREAT STAND PAT ITS SPEECH B? SHAW ARE DISMISSED ILIFF TRIAL IS NOW ON Plaintiff Says That His Wife Threat ened to Kill Him. and in Cross Com plaint She Alleges Things That Are Very Sensational Secretary of Treasury Earn estly Urges People Not to Grow Restless. Kidnapping Episode at Earl- ham Friday Night Has Se rious Endingl Something Illegal. T FOUR TU 1 MAYORpTOO, HAS DISEASE CITY FATHERS ARE AFRAID TO VOTE MONEY FOR APPARENT LY GOOD THINGS, ON ACCOUNT OF NEW LAWS. Last evening at the session of the city council two hours and a half were 'consumed In the wasting of much i"hot air" and the accomplishment of little. A major portion of the time was 'spent In arguing pro and con the ad visability of 'appropriating $$100 for the Richmond Art Association, which has been done annually for the past three or four years. An ordinance to this effect was presented, onto which (was tacked an appropriation of $25 for the expenses or the delegates who attend the Indiana Municipal League meeting at Marlon, and Mayor Zim merman opposed It for the reason that he had been Informed by City Attorney Gardner that the appropria tion would bo illegal. A motion was made to lay the ordi nance on the table and It was car ried. It looked for a minute or so that ithe ordinance was lo meet a prema ture death but Attorney John F. Rob 'blns. took up the cudgel In Its behalf, arguing that the exhibit was a public benefit and should be supported by the city council. As the appropriation jfor the expenses of tlie local delega tion to the Indiana Municipal League meeting was embodied Into the same ordinance he shrewdly sounded the benefits to be derived from the attend ance atsucli a meeting. Suggestion by Leftwick. i Councilman Leftwick stated that he was In favor of the Art Association re ceiving the $100 but was of the opin ion that the only way the Association could receive the money In a legal iway was to, have the school board ap 'proprlato the sum of $100 for educa 'tlonnl purposes. This suggestion met with the approval of Mayor Zimmer man. Superintendent T. A. Mott, of the public schools then Stated that In the jpast the school board had paid for the lighting expenses at the exhibit, also the finlnry of the janitor and other men employed to nsslst In the work required nt the Garfield building dur ing the exhibit and that the cost the pchool bonrd was pit to at each ex- '.hlblt had always In the past amount ed to nearly $200. The statements of iMr. Mott and Mr. Robbing won over he councllmen and a resolution was .carried to act on the ordinance. It jwas carried by a unanimous vote. Mayor Zimmerman was not won over, however, and after the council meet ing he stated that he had ten days to consider the ordinance and that he would probably veto the measure. Gardner Forgot Measure. , Owing to the fact that City Attor ney Gardner forgot to bring to coun ... Jell the ordinance he had prepared (appropriating $5,000 for the celebra tion of the centennial anniversary of I the city no action was taken by the councllmen on this measure. This was considered another "Il legal" measure and If the statements made by some councllmen on the sub Sect can be taken as a criterion the pleasure would have been defeated mad It been up for Its third reading (last evening. Prof Hodgln, superin tendent Mott and Prof. Davis, all made short addresses urging that council take favorable action In the matter, pointing out that the centen nial would be of the greatest value to jthe city from every standpoint, and ithat the city's stamp of approval to the centennial was essential to its 'uccesa. Grins on Several Faces. On the faces of many who were present at the council meeting last night there were broad grins over the "consclentous" and economic actions tof the mayor and council. They could remember two weeks back when council passed, with the Mayor's ap proval,' a resolution ordering the idrawlng up of a clearly illegal ordi nance appropriating $33,000 for the Improvements at the Municipal Light ing and Power plant. To see this same body of men balk at two appropria tions amounting to $5,100, which would rt with the enthusiastic support " the people of Richmond, legal c. -ral. was the provokative of this i . An appropriation of :$100 for n zo picture of the city off icials in a centennial pictorial book, .was also passed by a vote of S to 2. The mayor also stated that he would Veto this appropriation. C. Y. Millerjr., Sick. Charles Y. Miller, Jr., Is critically sick at his home on south ninth street. lie is suffering with tuberculosis of he spine. Mr. Miller Is nineteen rears old. WEATHER INDICATIONS. Indlana Showers Tuesday, cooler I nnorth portion; Wednesday, fair; fresh south winds. . i Ohio Showers Tuesday, cooler in ast and south portions; Wednesday ihowora; .fresh south winds. Perhaps the ; most sensational di vorce proceedings ever held in the Wayne Circut Court, were commenc ed yesterday morning, when the suit of J. Edgar Iliff against Mary E. Iliff, for legal separation, was called for trial. Mrs. Iliff is represented by Attorney I C. Abbott and Thomas J. Study, and shorty before the opening of the case a cross complaint was filed in which the defendant prayed a divorce and sufficient alimony. Hen ry U. Johnson is the attorney for Mr. IUC The allegations In both complaint and cross complaint are sensational. Mr. Iliff says that his wife at times threatened his life.and Mrs. Iliff in her cross complant, makes sensational charges. Judge La Follette, of Portland is on the bench. SCHLEY IS SLATED IP Hero of Santiago Is Promi nently Mentioned to Suc ceed A. P. Gorman. GOVERNOR CAN APPOINT MARYLAND LEGISLATURE DOES NOT MEET TILL JANUARY, 19C8 WARFIELD SAID TO SEEK THE HONOR. Publishers' Press Washington, June 4. Political and naval circles in Wasington think that one of the strongest candidates for the vacancy in the Senate created by Sen ator Gorman's death, will be Rear Admiral Winfield S. Schley, the hero of Santiago. Rear Admiral Schley is a staunch Democrat, a native of Maryland, and was spoken of as a candidate for the presidency after the Spanish-American war. Governor Warfield of Maryland, un der his constitutional option may ap point a successor to Senator Gorman until the next regular session of the Maryland legislature, which convenes in January, 1908, selects a senator. It is understood that Governor Warfield, himself, has senatorial aspirations, which would be favored in 1908 by his appointment in the meantime of a no table Democrat who would fill the of fice with honor and at the same time net develop such marked political pop ularity as would jeopardize Governor Warfield's own chances with the leg islature at its next meeting. The Gorman term expires March 4, 1909. Army officers have held congres sional offices and retained their pay as retired army officers. This rule has never been applied to navy offi cers, the occasion never having aris en to determine Its application, lt by analogy it is believed that Rear Admiral Schley would be held entitled to his retired pay of $7,000 a year and to hold the office of senator. SENATOR GORMAN DEAD Maryland's Noted Stateman Succumbs to an Illness Extending Over Five Months. rPubllshers' Press Washington, June 4. Senator Ar thur P. Gorman, of Maryland, died at his residence In this city at 9:05 o'clock this morning, after an illness of many weeks. The end came suddenly, as the Sen ator had been improving lately.Heart trouble was the cause. Up to the moment of death Senator Gorman was conscious. Senator Gorman's serious illness ex tended over a period of five months He had not left his house since Janu ary 1C. He suffered, in addition to his heart affection, with more or less stomach trouble. A week ago last Saturday he was seized with a heart attack and it was thought then that he could not survive, but he rallied and seemed to get very much better. MARKET STALLS ARE SOLD Market Master Secures $537 for the Stalls Summer Season Will Open on June 9. Stalls in the market house on South A street were sold yesterday. The to tal amounts of the bids for the Stalls amounted to $537. This market house will open for the summer sea son June 9. The east end market house will open Tuesday June 12. Dur ing the summer market will be held at the east end market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings Market will be held at the South A street market on Wednesday and Frl day afternoons and or Saturday tCter- 0 SENATORSH TASK OF TARIFF REVISION SAYS THAT NEXT REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION WILL DECLARE ITSELF IN FAVOR OF MODIFICATION. Publishers Press Sioux Falls, S. D., June 4. Hon. Leslie M. Shaw, secretary of the treas ury, delivered a ringing "stand pat" tariff speech today before the South Dakota Republican state convention. He expressed the belief that the next Republican national convention would declare for revision, and intimated that in that case the work would be begun at an extraordinary session im mediately after inauguration. He spoke in part as follows: "The American people are some what alike in their religion and in their politics. When on their deathbed physically they remember the teach ings of their childhood; when on their deathbed financially they remember the Republican party; but when in good health and prosperous they are prone to forget both. Some Are Now Restless. "I have no desire to disguise the fact that In a few localities there is now some restlessness on the tartft question. The American people are like every other people; they grow restless under prosperity, and well night desperate under adversity. A friend said in my office the other day that we were sure of victory this year and two years from now if prosperity continued, for, said he, the American people have never gone back on pros perity. How short his memory. Our first and greatest defeat was tracea ble solely to the universal prosperity existing in the early nineties. Wheth er we are sufficiently prosperous now to work our undoing, I am not certain. We were never so prosperous before and my hope is high that we can standi a few more years of it. If it continues however, if the price of farm products shall advance yet higher, if wages shall advance correspondingly, if new factories are built, if business thrives, if deposits in the bank In crease, if men get rich, then so cer tain as history repeats itself, the im pression will prevail that the Inequal ities of life are occasioned by Repub lican politics and the American peo ple will again seek to bring all to the same standard by the indorsement of the principles of our political oppo nents. ; ' ' Fight of the Democrats. . "The Democrat leaders propose to wage the forthcoming congressional campaign upon the Issues presented by the Republican revisionists, and they are certain to quote the utter ances of every leading Republican who has urged revision. "Do not misunderstand me. I will not caH into question the Repulican ism nor criticise the good faith of any member of my party, however much we may differ as to the time when the tariff shall be readjusted. I do wish to emphasize the fact, however, that the party, as an organization, is standing pat, and that the party, as an orcanization. will revise the tariff at the appropriate time. The stand patter of today will be the revisionist when revision is had. "It does not lie with me to say when the task of revison shall be un dertaken. If I were to say that in my judgment it should be done immedi ately following the next inaugura tion." C0MMITTEES ARE NAMED There Are Ten New Committees, Each Councilman Serving on Three Different Bodies After the passage of the ordinance of the rules and regulations of the city council last night, Mayor Zlm merma nannounced the makeup of the following council committees: Accounts and Claims O'Neal, Brown and EngleberL Contracts and Franchises Brown, Leftwick and McMahan. Printing and Stationery Ogborn. Von Pein and Bartel. Public Property and Improvements McMahan, Ogborn and Bartel. t Railroads Williams, Leftwick and Deuker. Sewers, Streets, Alleys Englebert, Brown and Von Pein. Water, Gas, Electricity Von Pein. O'Neal. Williams. Public Health, Morals Bartel, En glebert and Ogborn. Public Schools Leftwick, O'Neal and Deuker. Finance Deuker, Williams and Mc Mahan. The first named on each of these committees is the chairman. Eacli councilman serves on three commit tees. Prohibition Lecture. Palladium Special. Centerville, Ind, June 4. Profes sor and Mrs. F. W. Lough, noted lec turers and singers, . will lecture on Prohibition at the Christian church on Thursday. TenJLm-lun 7. v"rCt. Ever notice what an awfully hard QUESTION COULD T BE What Is Done With Light Plant Fund Too Much for Mayor and City Attorney. REPORT FROM TREASURER MR. TENNIS IS TO PREPARE A STATEMENT REGARDING DIS POSAL OF MUNICIPAL PLANT'S RECEIPTS. In the discussion which followed the reading of the report of the su perintendent of the Municipal Light ing and Power plant for the month of May at council last evening, Council man Bartel, a new member, asked the very embarrassing question of Mayor Zimmerman, what disposition was made of the money in the Municipal Lighting Plant Fund. The Mayor con fessed that he did not know. He put it up to the city attorney who side stepped the matter. A resolution was passed to have the city Treasurer submit a report at the next council meeting stating what disposition was made of the fund. The report of the Municipal Light plant for the month of May follows: Receipts. Received from light and pow er $3025.61 Received from street light ing 1812.50 Total receipts for May $4838.11 Expenditures. Operating expenses $1727.67 Bldg and equipment 740.54 Total $2468.21 Excess of receipts over oper ating expenses $3110.44 Bal in treasury April 30 $20,711.40 Amt. paid in during May... 4,807.17 Total $25,518.57 Expenditures during month 2,468.21 Bal on hand May 31 in Treasury $23,050.36 NUSBAUM IS RE-ELFCTEn In Nominating Him for Member of School Board Mr. Deuker For gets to Mention First Name. At council meeting last evening Councilman Deuker made a motion that "Mr. Nusbaum" be elected a member of the school board. "Mr. Nusbaum" was promptly elected. There are several members of the Nusbaum family in Richmond but it is. generally presumed that the "Mr. Nusbaum" referred to is Lee B. Nus baum and that he was elected to suc ceed himself. Wernle Day Reciepts. Notwithstanding the inclement weather on Sunday a week ago the St. John's Lutheran church made $750 on their Wernle day feast. Last year nearly" $1,000 was cleared. The money is to be used in erecting a new build- ANSWERED time Mr. Business Man has in gtttfrt WILL VISIT HOSPITAL MORE MONEY IS NEEDED City Council Will Go to the Reid Memorial Hospital Sunday Trus tees Will Show City Legislators How Badly Money is Needed. It is understood that at the next session of the city council an appeal will be made by the trustees of the Reid Memorial Hospital for financial aid. The magnificent Institution Is in a bad financial condition at the pres ent time and unless the city comes to its assistance the trustees will be placed in an embarrassing predica ment. At the present time there are eight charity patients at the hospital and there is scarcely enough money to pay for their medicine. Last even ing at council that body was invited to visit the Institution next Sunday and the invitation was accepted. It is probable that at that time the coun cllmen will be shown by the trustees what condition the Institution is In. The invitation which was sent to the council reads as follows: "To the Mayor and city council. Gentlemen The board of trustees of the Reid Memorial Hospital cor dially invites you to visit the hospital next Sunday afternoon, June 10. We are just entering upon a new admin istration with Miss Alice Ashbv as superintendent and Miss C. V. Nifer as assistant superintendent and would be glad to have you meet them and Inspect the hospital. Conveyances will be in waiting at the Westcott Ho tel at 2 o'clock to convey you to the hospital. Sincerely yours, JOHN L. RUPE. Pres. JOHN H. JOHNSON. Sec. NEW LAWS ARE A FARCE W. P. O'NEAL'S STATEMENT Councilman From Sixth Ward Szys That Richmond City Fathers Were Not Consulted When the Laws Were Voted On. Councilman O'Neal at council last evening, denounced the Indiana Mu nicipal laws passed at the last session of the legislature as a farce. He stat ed that city and town councils were given no powers to appropriate money for minor purposes and that endless confusion jflrould result as long as these laws were in force. He stated that the city council had asked Rep resentative Yencer and Senator Kirk man to consult with them before they voted on these laws, but that their re quest had been turned down. He also stated that it was a great mistake to take the management of the munic ipal light plant out of the hands of the light plant committee and place it in the hands of the board of public works. New Officials Here. Miss Alice Ashby, superintendent, and her assistant, Miss C. V. Nifer, are now at the Reid Memorial Hos pital. They relieved Mis3 Emma Kemper and Miss ParKer who were there during May, - - g away for aSummer vacation? COMPLAINT ABOUT AH AD SOLICITOR Merchant Says That Scheme Stranger Presented Was an Attempted Fraud. PROPOSITION LOOKS GOOD SOLICITOR TOLD MERCHANTS THAT HE WAS SELLING ADVER TISING SPACE ON SCHOOL RE PORT CARDS. An advertising scheme that looks good on the face of it, but which does not bear deep investigation, is being tried in Richmond and .one Main street merchant complained yesterday afternoon and asked that the affair be Investigated. The merchant said that a man by the name of Kruse and representing himself to be of the firm of Kruse and Malloy, called on him and displayed an advertising scheme which he thinks is a fraud. The plan is to present to the coun try and city school authorities, re port cards that can be filled out once every month and sent home to the pa rents. Besides the blank spaces left for the reports, the card was to have been large enough to Include several advertisements at so much per line. The whole thing, if properly filled out at the rates quoted, would net the stranger between $150 and $200. Called Several Places. He called at several. business hous es and his plan' proved' popular. He secured orders and armed with these was prepared to take more. The in ducement was that the cards would be taken, into. over. 10,000. homes, in. Wayne county, and would be read once a month. A space was quoted at from $5 to $10. One merchant who was familiar with the school systems asked the stranger what authority he had for making his assertions about the gen eral circulation of the cards over the county. The agent then drew out a card of Prof. Charles W. Jordan, County Superintendent, and talked of his interview with Mr. Jordan. He said that he was to furnish the month ly report cards and was so glib in his manners that he kept on getting or ders. This merchant was suspicious and went to see Mr. Jordan. T,he county superintendent then gave his opinion of the card in decided terms and said that he had not guaranteed the stran ger tnat a single trustee would use them. In Richmond, Supt Mott had not even been consulted, although hi3 name is alleged to have been used by the agent in getting orders. UNDERHILL COMPLAINING He Says That He Has Taken Down His Barb Wire Fences and Wants Others to Do So. Alfred Underhill, residing In the northeast part of the city, appealed to council last evening to have the barb wired fences of his neighbors ta ken down. He stated that he had been forced to take down his barb wire fences some time ago. He also asked council to aiiow mm damages ior a colt of his which was injured by running onto a barb wire fence be longing to one of his neighbors. The matter was refered to the claims com mittee. " " MORE HEADS MAY DROP DISMISSED STUDENTS TAKE; THEIR BELONGINGS AND DE-: PART FOR THEIR HOMES' BOTH SIDES OF THE CASE. ' - STUDENTS DISMISSED. Clifford Carey, Carmel, Ind. Jacob E. Brickey, Columbus, Ind. Warren Edwards, Grant City, Ind. Chase Mendenhall, Westfield, Ind. Four students were dismissed at! Earlham yesterday and more heads' may fall today on account of tho' kidnapping of Hadlelgh Marsh and,' Cecil Calvert, two Sophomores, Fri day night by a band of Freshmen.' The boys were not "expelled" accord-' Ing to the authorities version of tho' matter, yet President Kelly said last! night that they would not be allowed to take their examinations and this' means that they will not get their credits for this term. All four - of the boys left for their homes yester day afternoon, taking their belong-' lngs with them. All were unanl-j mous In saying that they would not re-j turn to tho school next year even if the authorities granted them that right. - : Kelly Gives Reason. President Kelly says that the stu-' dents were dismissed because they took part in kidnapping students and further, because they violated an! agreement which they entered into last term, when they said they would always live up to the rules laid down by the school. . The trouble last term! arose over the "ducking" of Sidney'; Hutton, connected with which there' was what the authorltes termed mu tiny and riot. Governor Hadley, of the dormitory, at that time was re sisted by the students, and the door to the nursery in which Hutton was liding, broken In. There were twen ty-two students engaged In that affair who promised that always after dur-, ng their college career at Earlham, they would obey the laws of the dor mitory, no matter what they might be. What the Students Thought. The students thought that President Kelly and Governor Hadley would take no hand In the present affair on account of the term being so near, over. President Kelly has taken a' stand for law and order at the institu tion, however, and in this he Is back ed by the trustees. For that reason,1 it is said that he felt the disorder! could not be overlooked. Last night he would not say that further ' dis missals will follow nor would he deny, that there was a possibility of such' action. All he would say was that the' matter was to be looked into further by himself and Governor Hadley. There are several more students at the college who are as much in the wrong as those who were sent away) yesterday, and the student body looks for them to suffer. 1 Lose Two Fine Athletes. The students who left yesterdays were leaders in affairs at the college. Carey was a particularly fine track; athlete and'Mendenhall played quarter! on the' football team' last fall. In the recent track' meet held by the I. C. A. L., Carey was Earlham s i heaviest point winner J There is much dissatisfaction among the students at what occurred yesterday. They say that the au thorities are treating them as Uih school students and are imposing re- strictlons on them that robs their life' at Earlham 'of a college atmosphere. If it were not so near the end of the! school term, there is little doubt but that there would be some sort -,of a' sympathetic move on the part of many, of the boys. Fear of losing their grades keeps many of the students In, check now. Many declare that they will not return to Bchool again next year. NO ACCOUNT SUBMITTED Sheriff Smith Did Not Ask Commis sioners to Remit Expenses for, John Locke's Return. No itemized statement of the ex-i penses of the Deputy Sheriff wher went to California to secure Lock, the ; fugitive, was submitted yesterday to the County Commissioners and it is asserted upon good authority that the Sheriff will withdraw his claim and allow the matter to stand as it has. The claim was for $115, and al though the commissioners had not agreed to pay all of It, they conceded a sum of about $50 to the sheriff. ' Sheriff Smith stated last night that he was as yet undecided as to what course to take. To Have Children's Day. (Palladium Special. Centerville, Ind., June 4. Chil dren's day will be observed at the t Methodist church next Sunday, June 10. An interesting program is being rehearsed, for the occasion. - .-- noon and eveniair. ' " ' " " V .V ."4 2. ' v--.- r.