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AIXAMITM VOL. XXXI. NO. 145.. Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday Morning, June 20, 1906. Single Copies, Two Cents. hp TED WIRE ORDINANCE - PASSESJOUNCIL telephone Companies in Re constructing Lines Must Go Underground. CENTRAL UNION HARD HIT ORDINANCE A3 PASSED BY SPEC ! IAL SESSION OF COUNCIL IN CLUDES MAXIMUM RATE CLAUSE MEASURE IN FULL. WHAT COMPANIES SAY. John M. Lontz, of the Home Tel ephone Co.: "We are well satis . tied with the ordinance passed by Council." Robert Cline, of the Central Union Telephone Company: "We fire opposed to the ordinance and will Ignore it. If necessary we will appeal to the courts." . Last evening at an adjourned meet ing of the city council an ordinance was passed to the effect that any tele phono company in the city, now hav 'ing a franchise, or any telephone com ipany, that may hereafter have a fran chise, shall build underground If they desire to re-construct their lines. The 'Ordinance, which was presented Mon day evening at the regular council meeting, was presented in an amend ed form last evening and passed by a unanimous vote. The officials of both telephone com panies operating in this city were present and as a result of the adoption of the ordinance the Home Telephone Teoplo were greatly elated. On the other hand the Central Union people made no effort to conceal their cha grin and left the council chamber im mediately after the passage of the measure. The Central Union people - state that they will Ignore the ordi nance, and It Is tho general belief that they will take the matter to the courts. . The Ordinance in Full. The ordinance In Its amended from as passed last evening is as follows Section 1. Bo it ordained that when any telephone company now having a franchise In the city of Richmond, or that may hereafter ob tain a franchise in said city, shall de sire to re-construct, re-equip or sub Btantlally re-lmporve its telephone sys tem in said city, It shall be and Is hereby required to conform to the fol lowing conditions and regulations, to- wit: Clause 1. All such company's over head wires on Main street from Sec ond street to Fourteenth street shall bo placed In underground conduits, and all Its poles on Main Btrect be tween said ternilnal points, shall be removed therefrom. Clause 2. Said conduits shall be laid In Main street from Second street to Fourth street in the first alley north of Main street to Fourteenth . street and Bhall bo laid in the north or south side of said alley. (There Is no alley north of Main street from Second street to Fourth street and it will be necessary to place conduits on Main street from these two 6purs.) The Depth of Ducts. Clause 3. Tho ducts shall be of standard vitrified tile or wood fibre or composition as may be approved by the Board of Public Works and the City Civil Engineer of tho said City of Richmond. The said conduits shall be laid at a depth of from 2 feet to feet beneath the surface of the ground. No Injury shall be done to any chade trees or property of any person or persons or to any public or private sewers, water and gas pipes or other structures heretofore laid by or under authority of the city. All said work shall be done under super vision of the Board of Public Works . nd the City Civil Engineer. Free Duct for the City. Clause 4. Every such company shall put In free of charge to said city one duct In each conduit for the sepa rate use of said city for its fire alarm and police telephone system and shall furnish and place In said underground conduit system necessary wires with which to change the present fire alarm and police telephone system, so as to make it conform to the under ground system and relieve the Main street pole line, all of which shall be done free of cost and expense to the said City of Richmond. Every such company shall also reserve for the use of the city's fire alarm or police 'alarm wires, space upon the tops of (Continued on Page Two.) KEEP CROSSING CLOSED Well Known Physician is Held Up at North Eighth Street Crossing For Thirty Minutes. . A well known physician while on his way to Reld Memorial hospita with a patient who was In need of Immediate treatment was stopped at the North 8th street crossing of the Pennsylvania, for thirty minutes Monday night There was a gravel train standing on the track, according to the doctor, and it remained there for just a halt hour, before the cars were cut and he was allowed to drive through. Complaint comes from many quarters about the crossing frequent Is heina blocked. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Rain Wednesday; Thurs day fair; fresh northwest winds. OHIO Rain Wednesday; Thursday fair; fresh northwest winds. GENERAL CONDITION. As predicted, showers appeared yes terday and there was a considerable downpour in Richmond. The rain was ceneral throughout the country and the farmers are happy to find this the situation. Showers are predicted again today, with a slight drop in temperature. TWO SUITS WERE FILED Attorney William Kelly Asks Court to Straighten Up Canning Company Muddle. William II. Kelley yesterday filed two suits on notes which are the out growth of the muddle in which the affairs of the Richmond Canning Com pany became involved. One of the vuita filed yesterday was for $4,000. The plaintiffs are Oscar Rich, Henry C. Bullerdick, William Bachmeyer andAdolnh Blickwedel. These men slalm that they paid a note for $7,000 rxecuted by the Richmond Canning Co., to tho First National Bank, but they claim that Harry A. Rost, Charles Bachmeyer, Adam Brinker and B. A. Kennepohl should have paid half of the note, or approximately $4, 000, and the suit is brought to recover that amount. The other suit is along the same or der. only the amount is $1,200. Wil liam Bachmeyer, H. C. Bullerdick and A. W. Blickwedel, are suing Charles Bachmeyer, Adam Brinker, H. A. Rost and B. A. Kennepohl, because they failed to live up to their obligations, according to the complaint. CRITICISED THE T T Rev. Dr. Steele Discredits Father of Country in Speech at Valley Forge. NO EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW PHILADELPHIA' DIVINE THROWS DISCORDANT NOTE INTO PRO GRAM OF EVACUATION DAY EXERCISES. rPubllshers Press Morristown, Pa., June 19. Rev. Dr. Steele, of Philadelphia, rector of the fashionable parish of St. Luke's, In that city, threw a discordant note into the evacuation day exercises at Valley Forge today when he criticised the first president of the United States, George Washington. He was the principal speaker at the exercises and among those present were Bishop Whitaker and many members of the Episcopal church. Steele declared that In his opinion, while President Washington was an ideal country gen tleman, it was folly for churchmen to hold him up as an example. "Why," he declared, "he would rather fol low the hounds on Sunday than sit In church. He .was not an Ideal sol dier either, as though commander-in-chief of the American army a battle was never won by his direct com mand and his statesmanship was not beyond question." When Steele concluded his har angue his auditors looked at one an other in amazement and the next number on tho program was hurriedly ordered. CHORUS IS APPRECIATIVE GIVE LEADERS PRESENTS Prof. Will Earhart Was Presented With a Diamond Ring, and Mrs. Hunt an Elegant Lamp by Members of the May Festival. In appreciation of the services of Prof. Will Earhart, who directed the large chorus In the May Musical Fes tival, and of Mrs. Clayton B. Hunt, the accompanist, the members of the cho rus last evening presented each of them with handsome tokens of es teem and regard. In behalf of the chorus, Capt. Paul Comstock tender ed a beautiful diamond ring to Prof. Earhart, and at the same time formal ly thanked him for the interest and painstaking labor he had expanded upon the chorus. To Mrs. Hunt was given a handsome electric lamp. The presentation was made at the mass meeting of citizens at the Reld Memorial church, and it took the re cipients of the handsome presents, en tirely by surprise. Prof. Earhart made a short acknowledgment speech, and Mrs. Hunt modestly blushed her thanks for the beautiful article whih was tfivfm hAc- S S MRS. MILLER GETS VERDICT FOR $110 She Is Given Half of What She Asked for Nursing Her Aged Father. JURY OUT THREE HOURS CASE WAS LONG DRAW OUT AND ATTRACTED MUCH ATTENTION SOME Or THE EVIDENCE WAS SENSATIONAL. After deliberating a little over three hours yesterday the jury in the case of Mary A. Miller vs. her father, James Fuller, for $20C0, rendered a verdict giving the plaintiff . $1,000. The case was finished at two o'clock and after the judge had read his in structions, the jury went into its quarters. At six o'clock, the report was made. The suit has been one of the long est drawn out cases ever tried in the Wayne Circuit Court. Mrs. Miller asked the court to give her $2060 for taking care of her father during a pe riod of five years. She claimed that her father had willed all his property to her, in return for her caring for him until his death. Later, she claim ed, he changed his will, cutting her out almost entirely. The case was in some of Its phases sensational. The aged father when on the stand expressed his regret that he should near death to find his daughter fighting for his estate in the courts. EDWARD WERNER IS DEAD HE FORMERLY LIVED HERE Death Occurred In Berlin Germany,! Where the Deceased and His Fam ily Had Been Living for the Past Two Years. Word was received here yesterday of the death in Berlin, Germany, of Ed ward Werner, who was formerly a well known resident of this city. Will Loehr, who was a close friend of the Werner family, during their stay here, received a letter from the wife of the deceased, in which was the news that Mr. Werner had died suddenly on the last day of May. Tho Werners left Richmond about two years ago and returned to Berlin, where they were engaged in the manu facture of pianos. While here, Mr. Werner was connected with the Starr Piano Company, and lived at 209 South Sixth street After removing to hi3 old home, he took up the manufacture of pianos for himself and was very suc cessful. He leaves two sons, Richard and Ernest. They will continue in the business. SUBSTITUTE MEAT BILL PASSED HOUSE YESTERDAY Measure Which Takes Place of Bev eridge Bill and Which is Said to Satisfy The President Receives but One Dissenting Vote. Publishers' Press! Washington, June 19. The House today, with only one dissenting voice, that of Representative DeArmond (Dem., Mo.) passed the substitute meat inspection bill. In view of Sena tor Beveridge's statement following a tajk with the president at the White House today that the House substi tute will do, there seems every like lihood that a speedy agreement will be reached. A resolution was offered directing that the bill, as amended by the House committee, which amendments have met with the president's appro val, be sent immediately to a con ference. Upon the adoption of the res olution there was 40 minutes debate. Representative Wadsworth, chair man of the agriculture committee, ex plained how the substitute had been amended to meet the President's re quirements. Representative Williams, of Miss., the Democratic floor leader, eulogized Cnairman Wadsworth, declaring that he was "an honest man if God made honest men." Representative Adams, of Wiscon sin, who has been the first peacema ker to appear In the Wadsworth Roosevelt controversy, said that the measure met all recuirements. Gleason Divorce Suit. Attorney L. C. Abbott yesterday filed the suit of Bessie Gleason vs. Edward Gleason, for divorce, and cus tody of their minor child. The plain tiff alleges that they were married in March, 1903. and after a wedded life of but little happiness, separated a year and a half later, in October, 1905. She claims cruel and Inhuman treatment- and failure to nrovlda. m if'' v- The average man Is ARE ASSESSING CORPORATIONS Board of Review at Last Gets Down to Actual Labor at Court House. VALUATIONS ARE RAISED IN NEARLY EVERY CASE YES TERDAY THE ASSESSMENTS OF COMPANIES WERE RAISED OVER 1905 FIGURES. The days of rest of tho Board of Review are over and this week, sev eral corporations are being assessed each day. In nearly every case, espec ially where the big corporations have been assessed, there is considerable gain shown. The Adam H. Bartel Co. will be taxed on nearly $4000 more than last year. The work of the Board yesterday was as follows: Brown-Darnell Co., $800, 1906; $840 1905. Adam H. Bartel Co.. $88,200. 1906; $S4,420. 1905. Border Bolt and NuS s.ock Co., $2940, 1906; $3740, 1905. Chandelier and Art Brass Works, $20,590 1906; $18100. 1905. Champion Roller "Milling Co., $25, 000, 1906; $24,650. 1905. J. M. Coe Printing Co., $3530. 1906; $3070, 1905. Dille & McGuire Co.. $15,290. 1906; 14,3S0, 1905. Ideal Concrete and Cement Co., $500. (new) On Monday, two of the important companies in other parts of the coun ty were" as follows: Hagerstown Light Inspection Car Co., $14,360, 1906; $11,800, 1905. National Drill Company, Cambridge City, $18,440, 1906; $16,400. 1905. WILL IMPROVE N. F STREET The second reading of the ordinance providing for the improvement of North F street from Sixteenth street to Nineteenth street, was heard at council meeting last night and pass ed under suspension of the rules. Chairman Englebert of the Streets and Alleys Committee ' submitted the committee's report which was in favor of ordering the improvement. A pe tition against the improvement by sev eral property owners was made some time ago. Agrees With Watson. Editorially the Indianapolis Star said yesterday: "Representative Watson is entirely right in saying that, as he professes to know some thing about politics and religion and his Democratic rival In the Sixth Dis trict, the Rev. Mr. Kuhn, admits his own ignorance of politics, it would manifestly be unfair for him to ac cept the latter's invitation to engage in debate on the subject. If. Mr. Wat son's offer to discuss religion with Mr. Kuhn- is taken up, however, it will add interest and novelty to the campaign, and might, incidentally, put the redoubtable congressman to the bad" ""- - " " " S usually a brave, outspoken man Until DALBEYS TO GET MONEY THE COUNCIL RECONSIDERS 1 At Meeting Last Night it was Decid ed to Pay $100 ta Have Pictures of City Officials In .the Souvenir, .of Richmond. j It developed at the council meet ing last night that several months ago the board of public works and the chairman of the finance commit tee of council, Edgar Norris. signed a contract with Dalbey and Son for four full pages in the Centennial Pic torial Souvenir that the Dalbeys are getting up. These pages were to con tain pictures of the municipal light plant and the city officials. The con tracting price was $100. Monday even ing this expense, which was present ed with the mayor's veto, was lost on a second vote, the required two thirds vote not being received, six councllmen voting in favor of the bill and four against it. Last evening near the close of the council meeting Councilman Bartel stated that he wished to reconsider his vote, which had been against the bill Monday evening. He stated that Monday evening that had he been ac quainted with the fact that a contract with the Dalbeys had been entered in to, and that it was his opinion that this contract should be lived up to. Council finally ordered that the $100 should be paid by the city to the Dal beys out of the miscellaneous fund. SUMMER SCHOOL OPENS Over Fifty Students Are Taking Work at Earlham This Season The Corps of Teachers. Summer school at Earlham opened yesterday and the enrollment was large, there being over fifty young men and women, many of whom are boarding at the dormitory. The sum mer term will end August 17. The faculty of the summer school this sea son is composed of Prof. William N. Trueblood, English; Prof. Edwin D Starbuck, psychology and education"; Clara Brown, English; Prof. Law rence Hadley, mathamatlcs; Prof. Ed win Morrisson, science; Prof. C. W. Hodgin, history; Miss Stubbs, Latin; Prof. A. M. Charles. German and French. Prof. Morrisson is from Penn College and will act In place of Prof. Collins. BRIDGE COMPANY FINED. Ohio Officials Take Another Whack at Concerns in the so Called Pool. Publishers Press . Norwalk, O., June IS. The ML Vernon Bridge Company, indicted for conspiracy against trade in connec tion with the so-called Bridge Trust, today waived the right of trial by jury and consented to be tried on the evidence produced at the recent trial of the other companies and agents here. This was held to be equivalent to pleading guilty and the company was fined $300 and costs by Judge Richards. TtLL THfc- yh UMPIR.ET he tries to fire the cook. 374 TICKETS SOLD FOR I FESTIVAL May Festival Mass Meeting at Reid Church Last Night Was a Success. SIX HUNDRED ATTENDEd ALL WERE IN FAVOR OF CONTIN UING THE FESTIVAL NEXT YEARENCOURAGING LETTERS WERE RECEIVED. At a mass meeting of guarantors and members of tho May Festival Chorus and other persons friendly to the movement, at the Reid Memorial church last night, it was decided to hold the May Festival again next year. The meeting was enthusiastic and the promoters of the affair are now glad that they left the matter to a popular vote. Not only was it decided to hold the Festival next year, but in answer to the call for ticket subscriptions, 374 tickets were ordered by different indi viduals and firms, and these tickets, at $2.50 each, will go far toward in suring the financial success of the un dertaking. As It was decided to self but 1,000 season tickets, those sub scribed last night are over one-third of the total number to be disposed of. The meeting consisted of a musical program, followed by the business session. About eight hundred invita tions were sent out to music lovers and representative citizens, and six hundred persons were in attendance, Over one hundred postal cards were received, saying that the senders could not be present, but that they were in favor of the Festival. Several letters were received, voicing the fa vorable sentiments of the writers. CASE OPENS NEXT MONDAY A SUIT FOR INJURIES Case of Marion McLaughlin Against Louck & Hill for $7,500 is to be Tried at WinchesterPlaintiff Hurt at Reid Memorial Church. An interesting case venued from the ayne to the Randoluh county circuit court, will be opened next Monday In Winchester, and will be the cause of many people going from here as witnesses. It is the suit of Marion McLaughlin vs. Louck & Hill for $7,500 personal damages, on ac count of injuries he received while riding in a sone hoist operated by the firm of Louck & Hill. The accident happened during the construction of the Reid Memorial Hospital. Louck & Hill were the gen eral contractors and McLaughlin had charge of the stone work. An elevator was used to hoist the stone, but it was in charge of Louck & HilL One day when McLaughlTa was going up on the hoist, an accident to the ma chinery caused . the platform to be hurled to the ground, a distance of twenty feet. McLaughlin was injured and asks damages in the snm of $7500. The plaictiff Is represented by Attorneys Sblreley. and Shlveley - COUNCIL DECIDES 10 SPEND BIG SUM An Ordinance Appropriating $56,000 Passed Unani mously Last Night. WEST 2ND ST. AGREEMENT MONEY VOTED IS TO BE USED IN BUILDING VIADUCT AND IN IM PROVING MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT. The ordinance appropriating $1,000 for the purchase. ot ground, ad jaceni, to the property of . the municipal light plant. $35,000 for. the purchase of an additional unit and . Qther . improve ments at the light plant and $20,000 for the city's share in the expense -of building a subway under the tracks at the West Second street crossing of the Richmond and Indianapolis divis ions of the Pan Handle, was brought up in council last evening on its sec ond reading and passed by a unani mous vote under suspension of the rules. Henry W. Deuker, chairman of the council committee appointed to act with the board of public, works in drawing up an agreement with the railroad company, presented the agreement to council. Several amendments were made to the agree ment and today it will be forwarded to tho railroad officials at Pittsburg for. their approval. It they sign the agreement it will be drawn up in the, shape of an ordinance and ratified by council.- - Provisions of Agreement. , The agreement provides that the P.' C. C. & St. L. Railroad shall pay 60 per cent of the cost of construction ot the subway or undergrade crossing and that the city shall pay 40 per cent.1 It provides that the city shall estab lish the grade, which shall be an av erage clearance between the tracks and the street of 13 feet. Tho city guarantees to maintain the street improvements, gutters, curbing, side-j waiKS, sewers, etc., wrnun the right' of way of the railroad. It is also stat ed in the agreement that if in the fu ture the council grants the Richmond! Street and Interurban Company cr any other interurban, street railway or railroad company the right to ase the subway, the company receiving the privilege shall pay to the city, and the P. C. C. & St L. R. R. Com pany one-half of the cost of the con-j struction of the undergrade crossing, j About Letting Contract. .i One clause that met with disapprove al read that no bids for constructing. the undergrade crossing should be ac cepted without the consent of both' contracting parties. Mayor Zlmmer man and Councilman Leftwick object! ed to this clause, because, they stat-i ed the railroad company would never agree with the city as to who should! be awarded the contract for building the subway. "It would be just like a man and his wife trying to put up a stove," remarked one councilman. An amendment was ordered, substituting a clause to the effect that the bid for, the work should be awarded to thej lowest responsible bidder. t Another clause that was objected to by council was clause four, which read: "The city shall, at its own cost,' widen State street north, of the cross ing under the Richmond division tracks and shall at its own cost construct any walls which may be required to preserve the width of, State street from encroachment ' b,y the present right-of-way embank ment." This clause was amended to read that the cost of widening State street and the erection of any em bankment walls should be borne by, the city' and the railroad company. THROWN FROM HIS :BUGG Horse Driven by W. Davis Frightened! at Engine and Started to Run Away. W. Davis, 1127 Sheridan street, wasj slightly injured late yesterday after-' noon 'while driving near Gaar. Scott & Company's factory. His horse be came frightened at the noise made by; an engine on the Gaar. Scott & Com pany switch. The horse started toj bolt n the direction of the train bull the. rear wheel of the rig caught on a fire plug, throwing Davis to the ground, and putting his right ankle out of joint. He was removed to his. home in the city ambulance. DIRECTORS ARE ELECTED Richmond Casket Company Has a Most Successful Year To Name j Officers Prlday. At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Richmond Casket Com-, pany yesterday the following were elected to serve on the board of direct tors: W. D. Williams, J. H. Mills. O.' P. Ward. C. B. Hunt and C. C. Hoi comb. Friday the annual election of officers will take place. The past year has been a most prosperous one for. the Richmond Casket; Company and; the indications for another success-! ful year are most, flattering. No Im provements at the factory axe con templated thi3 year.