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La II A VOL. XXXI. NO, 180. Richmond, Indiana, Monday Morning, August 6, 1906. Single Copies, One Cent. THE RIC ABIITMe STEAMER WRECKED; 385 ARE CROWNED Italian Steamship, Sirio, Goes Down at Cape Palos. Off Coast of Spain. THE CAPTAIN SUICIDED BTEAMER WAS GOING AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED WHEN HER BOW STRUCK LARGE ROCK PANIC ENSUED. rnMlfhfrs' Press London, Ens., Aug. T. The Mart rid correspondent of the Central News wires that the Italian steamer (Sirio) plying between Genoa ami Al exandria, Egypt, has been wrecked on Hormigas Rocks near Cape Palos, off the coast of Spain, and that of lP.O emigrants on hoard were drown ed. Her captain was among those sav ed hut he committed suicide after Retting ashore. Scenes of horror attended the wrecking of the steamer. According to advices received here, the vessel with n full complement of emigrants, was off the southern coast of Shit-, when In the early morning. fhe lost her course ami in a heavy, mist struck head on the rocks. The steamer was going full speed ahead when she struck. Her how was ;ninipled up and ;i great, hole was rip ped in : hull forward. Through this hole tin water rushed in lmmciis; i'olumo Hooding the forward holds in fi few seconds. Panic seized the emigrants. The chock wa s terrible and everyone on the shii was hurled down by the Im pact of the hull upon the rocks. Those sleeping on the decks were scattered about and confusion reigned from the Instant of the accident. The passengers commenced a rush for (lie small boats In which many were killed and maimed. The crew was unable to cope with the panic nnd finally joined In the mad battle for snfety. The emigrants drew knives with which nearly all of them were applied, and fought like demons to obtain places in the life boats as they Bwung in the davits. Women and children were Ignored, Rome of the former lighting like men, though' the i.-a jority wee hurled aside or trampled to death in the stampede. Men stabbed one another In fearful hand to hand conflicts about the boats, or fought barehanded with the ferocity of animals. The women and children a number were thrown overboard and left to drown. Others then threw their children into the water and leaped aft er them. Horrible strife on the ship lasted not more than a minutes, for within scarcely that period of time the ship filled and sank. She sank by the bow, which slipped off the rocks into deep water. The bust, desperate deeds by the maddened passengers vere committed as the vessel was heaving over. Withir the minute which followed the ship's striking and preceding her sinking, many were kill ed outright. Most of the small boats were launched, packed with passengers, and some few were picked tip in the water. Numerous swimmers wire beaten away from the lifeboats or stabbed as they attempted to climb aboard, those already crowding the boats fearing that they would be over loaded and swamped. Many were carried down with the Birlos as she sank, having been below decks when the ship struck and hav ing no timo to reach the open. They were drowned between decks like rats .without a chance of escaping. OLD SCHOLARS' REUNION JUDGE ABBOTT, SPEAKER Old Scholars cfsthe Penville School Held Their Annual Gathering in Swallovs Grove Saturday Day , . Was a Pleasant One. u The old pupi's ,, the Penville schools held their annual picnic in Swallow's r,roe Saturday. The day was a very pleasant one. being tilled with reminiscences, and a line din ner. Judge Luther ( Abbott deliver ed the address which was a very timely one. The theme of the Judge's address was that s'etrtiment ruled the world. A resolution was introduced to change the meeting place to Jack son Park b it it was voted down and the picnic will be held in the custom ary place next year. Will Reduce Force. New PnrL. V Aug. (SpIV change will go into effect nt the lo cal telephone exchange board in two weeks by which the force will he jedluced in number. Miss Elizabeth Suucrs will probably resign. Miss Saw res is one of the most; efficient of the operators and patrons will have rea son to resret her departure. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair Monday and Tues day; light variable winds. OHIO Showers generally with cool er in extreme south portion; Tues day fair and warmer: fresh south winds becoming variable. VERDICT IS MEN Hi REED HOMICIDE Coroner Markley Holds That Mrs. Simcoke's Act Was a Justifiable One. REED HELD TO BE INSANE FINDING ENDS ONE OF TlE MOST PECULIAR CASES THAT HAS COME TO LOCAL POLICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. Coroner Stephen C. Markley com pleted his inquest in the Reed homi cide case Saturday night and last eve ning signed his verdict, which fol lows: "I, Stephen C. Markley, coroner of Wayne County. Indiana .having exam ined the body of Edward C. Reed and heard the testimony of the witnesses, do hereby find that the said deceased came to his death the :11st day of Ju ly, WOfi, from a pistol-shot, wound in the chest, inflicted by Mrs. William Q. Simcoke, while defending herself in her own home against a criminal assault, by the said Edward C. Reed. The evidence shows that. Edward C. Reed has been mentally unbalanced for the past two years, and that re cently he hail become insanely infat uated with said Mrs. Simcoke. The circumstances surrounding this homi cide indicate that Mrs. William Q. Simcoke was justified in the extreme measures to which she resorted." This ends one of the most peculiar cases which has come under the scru tiny of the authorities for many years. BY BAD WRECKS Two Bad Railroad Collisions and a Trolley Car Wreck Yesterday. LUCKY ACCIDENT AT AKRON BY A MIRACLE ONE HUNDRED PASSENGERS ESCAPE WHAT LOOKED TO BE SURE DEATH FIREMAN KILLED AT JOPLIN. Publishers' Tress Joplin, Mo., Aug. r. Frisco passen ger train No. ;)02. enrouto to St. Louis, was wrecked in this city this morning. Michael O'Neill, fireman, was killed. E. J. Warren, engineer sustained in juries necessitating the amputation of j an arm and may die and Express Mes-! senger George Sheld was thrown against the side of his car with such j force that an arm was broken and he ceived internal injuries. The engine j and three cars left the track. Several boys were seen about the ! switeh shortly before the wreck and i it is believed the wreck was due to their tampering with it. SIDESWIPE AT AKRON. Akron. (., Aug. .". Ry a miracle, i i0 passengers on a northbound Cleveland, Akron and Columbus pas- ' senger train escaped in a side wipe ; collision with the H adson-Barbeton ' short southbound at Silver Lake j Siding . ! 1 o'clock this morning. ! The northbound train pulled into the j siding and was side wined by the southbound train. The woman's coach W-tms tinned over on its too. Eleven passengers were slightly hurt. Eight ' of them were taken to Cleveland hos- j pitals. i FATAL TROLLEY COLLISION. Allentown, Pa., Aug. T. Two heav ily loaded trolley cars, one on its way from Philadelphia to Allentown and the other bound fo a cainpmecting. collided two miles routh of this city this afternoon, killing John Essr, mo torman of the Philadelphia car. and injuring more than a score of passen gers, of whom thc-e were between seventy ;ind eighty in each car. Peredes in America. Publishers' Props New York. Aug. T. Among the pas sengers who arrived today on the steamer Grenada from Trinidad was General Antonio Peredes. of Venezue la. He was released from prison by President Castro several years ago with the expectation that he would as sist Castro. He went to Trinidad instead. SUNDAY MARKED JESUS' TEACHINGS CURBING TRUSTS The Rev. Alfred T. Ware Shows Effect of Christian ity on Government. WAS A POWERFUL' SERMON WAS THE FOURTH OF A SERIES OF POPULAR OPEN AIR SER MONS AT EAST MAIN STREET FRIENDS' CHURCH. With the subject, "Jesus and the State," the Rev. Alfred T. Ware of the East Main street Friends' church lasr night showed that the present curbing of great combines is l.trgey duo to the teaching of Christianity. The Rev. Mr Ware pointed out that Jesus had taught that government should exist for the benefit of the governed. Hr drew the connection be tween the teaching: of the Messiah and the present tendency of the Na tional and state governments to de mand that the individual should be fairly dealt with by the large organi zations of capital. It was the fourth in the series of popular sermons that the Rev. Mr. Ware is giving on Jesus and his rela tions to labor, capital, government, etc.. and was perhaps the best of the series. In his sermon the Rev. Mr. Ware pointed out that while Jesus when he lived in Palestine was not a revolu tionist yet his teaching of equality sought to reconstruct the idea of gov ernment at that time, and has tended to change the views on the subject to this day. The four classes of gov ernment, individualistic, socialistic, communistic and anarchistic were dwelt on. The sneaker contended that the American government was a com bination of individualism and social ism. The peculiar spirit of the Ameri can people he showed had developed a type of government peculiarly their own. Next Sunday the Rev. Mr. Ware will answer questions that may have been suggested to his congregation by the oast four srmons. He has re quested that the questions be written out before the sermon although he may answer verhsl questions. FARMER FORCED TO PAY TREASURER TOO SHREWD Grant County Tiller of the Soil Said He Wouldn't Settle For His Taxes But He Did Nevertheless An In teresting Story. Fairmount, Ind., Aug. 5 (Spl) County Treasurer Walter S. Neal has collected $00 delinquent taxes from Isaiah R. Hosier, a Liberty township farmer, who had refused payment, af ter adding that the official and his de uties were simply a gang of scoun drels, so it is said, and that he would pay them nothing. The story is inter esting. Hosier was in Marion Wed nesday when the bill for his taxes was presented. He did not pay it, and told Treasurer Neal that in case he attempted to levy on. his personal property lie would find nothing when he arrived at his home. Thinking that it was time to act. Neal and Deputy John Burden boarded the same car to this city that Hosier occupied and found upon their arrival here that he was keeping a valuable stallion on West Washington street. All arrange ments were made to attach the ani mal, which would have amply satis fied the amount due the county. When everything was in readiness Hosier was notified of the intentions of the officials and told that he must settle at or.ce or the action would be com menced. Although loath to do so, he gave a bankable note which Treasu er Neal cashed and carried the money to Marion with him on the next car. j It is said that had Hosier not got 'sassy" when the bill was presented to him, the action would not have been taken at this time and that he alone was responsible for bringing the matter to a close. REV. HUNTINGTON HERE Syracuse Minister Occuoied the Pul pit at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Yesterday. The Rev. D. C. Huntington, of Syra- j cue. New York, who preached to the 1 congregation of St. Pav.l' Episcopal j church yesterday pleased his hearers j very much, and he was the recipient ; of many congratulations. Rev. Hun- lington has not said whether he will ! accept a call from the local parish or I not, but probably will by next week, i In case that he should not be able to j preach next Sunday his brother will occupy the pulpit. To Visit Old Home. i ! Judjre Luther C. Abbott will leave this week for a month's visit in and about Boston. The Judge visits the ! scene of his childhood at least once I each year and some years oftner. I ft r tV GOLDIE RYDER NOW IN CITY JAIL She of Many Escapades Must Serve Remainder of Sen tence in Strong Box. SHE FELT MUCH AT HOME WAS GREATLY INTERESTED IN PICTURES IN THE ROGUE'S GAL LERY AND THOUGHT A FRIEND LOOKED NATURAL. Ooldie Kelly Ryder, who recently escaped from the Home for the Friendless by the aid of a teaspoon and the two Toney girls, was taken into custody again yesterday morning. She was found at the home of LeRoy King on North 10th street, in compa ny with her husband and King. All three were taken to police headquar ters, where Goldie will be compelled to serve the remainder of her term. No charges were placed against the men. . t Goldie seemed to take her re-capture as a matter of course and wil lingly went with the officers. With two large picture huts and a couple bundles of clothes'under her arm, she immediately made herself "to hum." In the afternoon she was allowed out of her "apartments" long enough to get a drink of water. As she passed ViP IRogu's Gallery she asked to see a friend's picture whom she styled as 'George." It was shown her and she gently murmured: "Now don't he look natural." It is hard predicting just what will be done with Goldie this time. The Home for the Friendless has proved a "snap" to her confinement and she de clares the "stuffy room in the top of the city jail is too hot" for this time of the year. Goldie told the police that the two Toney girls are still in the country to the south of the city. The police" are skeptical. IS NOT LIKE INDIANA Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crull Dissatis fied With West and Southwest May Return to Milton. Milton. Ind.. Aug. o. (Spl) Walter! Crull and wife who left in the spring for Washington State found it not suitable for Mrs. Crull's health. They then went to Arizona which they very much dislike. The thermometer is 11 in the shade and 130 in the shop where Mr. Crull works. Indiana "looks good" to them and it is proba- j ble they soon will return to this great state. GEO. SCHWEGMAN GOT IT Was Given the Horse and Buggy Which the Eagles Offered in Con nection With Carnival. George Schwegman, meat market man of South 5th street, was accord ed the Eagles' gift of a horse and road wagon as he had number 3 OS 7. MRS AT THE POLITICAL SEASIDE . i WHAT'S THE ANSWER? CRANKS AT OYSTER DAY ANOTHER ONE ARRESTED Man Giving His Profession as An At torney, and Home as Washington, Arrested on the President's Grounds Given Five Days in Jail. Publishers Press Oyster Bay, N. Y., Aug. 5. Early to day, the secret service men guarding Sagamore Hill, arrested a man who gave his name as Karl Cook, his oc cupation as a lawyer, and his home as Washington, D. C. Cook was wan dering aimlessly up the road and it is not at all certain that he knew on whose grounds he happened to be when he was gathered in. "Squire" Franklin gave him $5 or live days. Cook chose the latter because he did not have the former. During the hearing he said that he had walked from Brooklyn to avoid appearing in court. "What did they want you to go to court for?" asked the judge. "To find out whether I was insane or not," gravely replied the prisoner. BOLD HORSE THIEF Animal Stolen by Daring Man from Near a Church in Elwood. FARMERS ARE ORGANIZING THEIR PURPOSE IS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ATTACKS OF THEMARAUDERS. Elwood, Ind., Aug. 5. (Spl) A horse theft in broad daylight is the latest to be reported to the police. A. .1. Morgan, residing north of the city, drove to Elwood, hitched hn horse on North A street, near the M. E. church, about 1 o'clock and on going after it two hours later, found it gone. The police have a description and are making a search for the prop erty. The committee appointed by the farmers and citizens last Saturday to arrange for the organization of an anti-horse thief society, hold a rr.eet g this evening at police headuar ters and selected the men to begin the organization, reliabe citizens on whose recommendation other mem bers will be taken in under the rules adopted. The association will make every ef fort to keep out of the association per sons who may have connection di rectly or indirectly with the horse thieves who are operating. Harry North on Board. Miton, Ind., Aug 5. (Spl) Harry ' North' was appointed by the town board to succeed his father John j North on the school board- i WORKS T ME NEW BOLES HELP SMALL COLLEGES Prof. Sackett of Earlham, Dis cusses Football Outlook for This Fall. BETTER FOR THE PUBLIC HE THINKS PLAY WILL BE SPEED IER AND THERE WILL BE MORE INDIVIDUAL WORK LIGHTER MEN CAN PLAY. Prof. Ilobt. L. Sackett. of Earlham College, who has .always- been one of the foremost men in directing the af fairs of the I. C. A. L., and who has been advocating a more open play in football, is much pleased with the football rules under which the Indi ana colleges will play this fall. In speaking of the rules yesterday, Prof. Sackett. said: "They cau not help but benefit teams of the smaller colleges such as compose .the Indiana College League. Speedy men who have been making good in track athletics will be valu able players on the small school teams this season. The rules will not tend to raise the. standard of the game from a scientific standpoint, but they will make the play more pleasing to the public and less dangerous to those taking part in it. "This season there will be more long passes and kicking. This is bound to please the spectator as he will get to watch the individual play er more. Football, tinder the new system, will tend, to assume the pop ularity that baseball has attained. The people like to watch the rdav of one man out in the on. a. They like to see him run with the ball. get. tack led and make a pretty kick. This flesire will be gratified more than ev er before this year. "The I. C. A." L. will not observe the Freshmen rule nor will it demand of a3 ' whether or not the Board of Pub the schools in the league that they',ic Wnrks would permit the street car play but five games this season. At !''f,;ni':i"' ,f huihl a switch into the the conference of faculty representa-I f:Uin this -vear to accommodate tho tives it was decided that as many of ' ( "hautauqua traffic, but there is no the school had already secured rnore'flo"h! hut that ,he 8P,Jr win hG n' than five games, the rule should not. ! -sf nK as prominent officials of the be strictly enforced. The spirit of it street car company stated recently will be observed, however, and there j ,hat th" n'ipany would build the fipur will not be as many games as in past if tno consent of the council and season. The Freshmen rute will not L"ard of Public Works could be ob be observed, as there is little necessi- : tained. Several members of the ty for such a rule in the small col- j eouncil and the majority of the mem lege. j hers of the Board of Public Works, "Notwithstanding that Indiana's : h;ive sta!ed !hat- the street car corn small college league will ignore some ''an-v W''M be given the permission to of the rules. I think that there- will be a cleaner game of football played by the minor schools than by the col leges in the Big Nine. "There is one hardship that the new rules are working on Earlham. The desire to cut down the number of the demand for home games, raises ?ames, and Earlham students will not get to see their team play as often as heretofore." Sterns Home Burned. Publishers' Press! Middletown, N. Y., Aug .5. Leh man Sterns "mansion on Highlands avenue, one of the finest in the city, was destroyed by fire today entailing a loss of $40,000. It is believed that incendiaries started the conflagration. GREAT STRIKE IS NOT SUCCESSFUL Some Organizations Lacking to Make Russian Move ment Successful. MINOR RIOTS REPORTED IN NEARLY EVERY INSTANCE WHERE TROOPS AND PEOPLE CLASH THE SOLDIERS COME OUT AHEAD. PuMlshors' Press! St. Petersburg. Aug. 7 a. m. As the hours go by ii becomes more and more apparent that; the authorities even with the grand support lent them by the troops of all branches, cannot prevent the outbreak, but it also conies home to the people of Russi.i that there is not the slightest chanco of the general revolutionary move ment being successful at present. The general si rike movement is dy ing at its birth. To make it suc cessful it was necessarv that theitel egraph operators, railroad employes and postal men join it, but so far they; have, evinced no desire to take: part in, the movement against the govern ment.. It is J rue that, the factory em ployees are "oSit" as well as the print ers, but even these organizations nra not strongly entrenched in the affec fcons of their membership as has been the case in the past, and tho more prominent members and leader are not showing any unusual ardour, in going to the front'with their fellow workers. Minor riots have been reported in many parts of Russia and-in Keveral instances there has been lighting be-, tween troops and the people, but in every case ,so far as can ho learned, the army is triumphant, although all details are suppressed. A number of bomb casualties are reported from Moscow. GIVEN TICKET . TO DAYTON Mrs. Laura Belle Morrow Feels Cer tain That She Will Find Her Husband There. Mrs. Laura Belle Morrow, the Cher okee Indian woman who walked from East St. Louis to Richmond in a lit tle over five weeks, and pushed a year and a half old baby before her' in a cart, was given transportation to Dayton by the local police authori ties yesterday morning. She express ed her gratitude and says that nho is certain that she will find her hus-j band at his twin sister's home. Tho, woman started out on a search for her year old spouse who left his home six weeks ago, without leaving any trace of his whereabouts. It is' the woman's opinion that he is with, bis twin-sister for whom he has a very strong attraction. GLEN SPUR WILL BE BUILT AGAIN: Street Car Company to Lay1 Track into Park for the Chautauqua." BD. OF WORKS FAVORS IT: IT IS NOT THOUGHT THE OLp FEAR ABOUT THE TRACK BE ING KEPT IN GLEN WILL BE RE VIVED THIS YEAR. There has been much speculation build again ,on the condition that the track woul4 Df- torn up .so soon as the Chautauqua was over. Even though the building of the switch is a great accommodation to Chautauqua patrons as well as to the ; street car company, trouble nas arisen ! each vear ovrr it, owing to the fact ; tnat several members of the last coun- cil were afraid to allow the car com pany to run a &pur into the Glen, thinking that they were liable to take the advantage and run another line on into the grounds. They also stat ed that the spur was unsightly as it was on the Main street side of the Glen and therefore should be torn up, as sewn as each Chautauqua was over. It is very probbale that the matter will be decided definitely tonight at the regular meeting of the city council.