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A ABIUM, N A. VOL. XXXI. xNTO. 203. Richmond, Indiana, Saturday Morning, August 25, 1906. Single Copies, One Cent. rrn CHAUTAUQUA DPEHS WITH ADDRESS OF CHEERY OPTIMIST Senator Dolliver Tells His Au dience to Quit Grumbling, for Conditions are Not so "Awful" as Pictured. 0EALS WITH CONGRESS AND GIANT MONOPOLIES Speaker Regrets that Local Men Had Helped to Form Tin Plate Trust Boosts Richmond's If. M. C. A. Movement. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Showers Saturday with cooler In south portion; Sunday fair and warmer; fresh east winds, shifting to south. OHIO Showers Saturday with cooler in southwest portion; Sunday fair and warmer; fresh east winds.. BOYS ARE NOT YET HOME INTEND TO COME THOUGH Hubert Snaveley and Raymond Har rison Have an Itching Foot, How ever, and Would Like to See the Southland. TODAY'S PROGRAM. 9: SO a. ra. Athletic Exercises under direction cf Prof. N. C. Ilieronimous. 10.-D0 a. m. Pictures with Chalk, Hon. Frank Regan. . 2:00 p. m. Popular Lecture "Old Times in Dixie," Col. H. V. J. Ham. 4:00 p. m. Popular Chalk Talk, lion. Frank Regan. 7:00 p. m. Concert, Glazier's Jubilee Singer. 8:00 p. m. Popular Lecture, Dr. L. G. Herbert. . United States Senator Dolllver preached the doctrine of optimism to the first audience of the Richmond Chautauqua yesterday afternoon, and when he had finished his eloquent and altogether practical address, there were many of his hearers who left w ith the thought uppermost that after al', the kicking, the complaining and the general, fault-finding about the "aw ful" conditions that exist in this coun try, are to a great degree imaginative. Senator Dolliver finds the inspiration f. of his cheery disposition in the good things of life. He refuses to borrow trouble and he proceeds along the theory that there are laws of nature, laws of God, which arc more deeply implanted in this world than any of those made by man, and which more than counter-balance the evils which may exist. In other words Senator Dolliver is firm in the belief that this world is growing better inead of 'worse ,as many persons are inclined to imagine; that conditions of the present in political and social life are in fact better than they were a few decades ago and vastly better than a half century ago. Many Speakers Are Gloomy. "This country," said Senator Dolli ver," has a great many men and wo men who are speaking from the plat form at gatherings of this sort, who are persistent In expressing views of the people and and of the, country that are gloomy in the extreme. I rer fuse to take this view. I have inher ited the philosophy of - life which makes it essential to believe that things as a whole are going on well. I met a man a few days ago who stat ed to me that if the great trusts hd monopolies of this country did not put us into actual slavery, that they certainly would put our children there. He thought we needed a new party to save these 80,000,000 people of ours. I have been as mad as any body about some of the great indus trial methods that confront us today, ' but it is incredible to think that a great and good God should have plan ned this universe without providing some laws of nature which can and will remedy the evils that exist. In stead of this world growing worse, I Juiow that it is growing better. I have made it my business to go back and find out just what the conditions were twenty years ago and seventy five years ago, and there is ample proof for the assertion. The doc trine of the late Senator Hoar is wor thy of emulation by every Ameri can. Read his memoirs and you will find that he was sensitive to every wrong and hopeful of every good. I have been a member of the American Congress for twenty years and dur ing that period I have seen the mor al level of American life constantly foing up. I heard a coHere of mine say recently that public life was going to ruin, that Washington was corrupt, that Congress was corrupt and that no such conditions existed In the National Capital forty or fifty years ago. The trouble with this man was that he did not know the conditions of the past nor of the pres ent. For example, in 1S60 there ex isted in Washington, midway be tween the White House and the Cap itol, a gambling house in which rep resentatives of tV lower house. Unit ed States Senators and men who were candidates for the presidency were gathered every night. The keeper of that gambling house died. His funeral was attended by scores of men in Washington official life. Even the man who was then President of these United States was there and that man was 'your uncle, James Bu chanan. Can any person conceive that such a condition could now pre vail in Washington public life? Twen ty years ago when I entered congress V saw men reeling from intoxication The parents of Raymond Harrison and Hubert Snavely ,the two boys who left the city Wednesday, in com pany with Claud Weeks, have written to their parents that they are in In dianapolis and will return home in the course of a few days, although they say there is some likelihood of them going south. As the boys have only tifteen cents in their pockets, it is hardly probable that they will go any farther than Indianapolis. Claud Weeks ,who started with the boys, but who was separated from them in Indianapolis, also wrote a let ter to his wife stating that he would also be home soon. As he has several relatives In Indianapolis, he will prob ably visit them for some time. WATSON ASKED FOR LETTERSENT HIM Roosevelt Answered Request He Made for a Defense of Last Congress. THE MOVE A WORTHY ONE MR. WATSON FELT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS BEING DONE AN INJUSTICE BY REPORTS THAT HE WANTED A CHANGE. REFUSED INCREASE; OUIT THEIR WORK Wholesale Strike of Freight Handlers Started at Cin cinnati Yesterday. MAY AFFECT ALL ROADS WORKMEN DEMAND A RAISE TO SEVENTEEN CENTS AN HOUR NO DISORDERS HAVE YET OC CURRED. Publishers' Press Cincinnati, O., Aug. 24. A whole sale strike of freight handlers on al most every railroad in Cincinnati was inaugurated today. The first set of men to quit work were the freight handlers of the Chesapeake and Ohio, and the Kentucky Central division of the Youisville and Nashville railroad. Several hundred men, having their demand for an increase of wages re fused, announced that they would not work. As a result it was expected that many freight trains that were on ly partly loaded or ready for loading to leave Cincinnati this afternoon would be delayed. However the rail roads brought men from nearby points, and employed many new men, and are not greatly interfered with It is expected that next to strike will be the Cincinnati Southern, as the ne gotiations were considered practically at a standstill this afternoon. Fol lowing them, it was said that in the Pennsylvania Pan Handle, Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton and the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern forces,- similar trouble would occur. The BigFour claimed their men had not struck noi would . they. One of the strike leaders made this statement: "Every railroad freight handler in Cincinnati will be out by Saturday night." The ordinary freigh handlers de mand an increase from 15 cents to 17 and a half cents per hour. The "pickers," those who select the freight and then turn it over to others to remove, demand an increase foom 154 cents per hour. No disorders were reported today. The Shirkey Funeral. Cambridge City, Aug. 24. (Spl) The funeral of Patrick Shirkey. aged S6, was held at St. Elizabeth's church this morning at 9 a. m.. Father Coul ter officiating. Those who attended a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Vynn, of Brownsville, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Gerling. of Connersville, Mrs. Catherine Connors of Connersville, Michael Wynn, of Connersville. Mrs. Catherine Eagean of Richmond, and Mrs. David Winters of Connersville. POLES FAST BEING SET Central Union Telephone Company is Getting Along Nicely With Its Reconstruction. (Continued on Page Fire- The Central Union Telephone con struction gang is now employed in stringing cables. There nil be trom thirteen to twenty miles of them strong throughout the city. Most cf the poles are set with the exception of a few, which will be put up as they are needed. The companr is hav ing difficulty in getting labor. The gang at work now is composed of from seventy to eighty men and about thirty more could be used. Louis Ludlow, the well known po litical writer, in a story sent out from Ridgeville, where Congressman Wet- son spoke at the Old Settlers' picnic tells the truth of how Presilent Roosevelt happened to write his re cent letter to Mr. Watson. He says: The accepted version that Speaker Cannon invented the arrangement which has worked out so felicitously. or securing the president s public ap proval of the house of representatives is wholly erroneous. According to a story telegraphed all over the coun try Speaker Cannon, while on a visit at Oyster Bay a few weeks age, asked the president to write such a letter and when Mr. Roosevelt inquired tto whom it should be addressed, th speaker said: "Oh .address it to Jim Watson. He's a good fellow. Watson the Inventor. "The genesis of this skillful politic; al movement may not be highly im portant, but it certainly is interesting. especially to Indianans, because the scheme was incubated in the gray matter of a Hoosier statesman James E. Watson. Speaker Cannon knew nothing whatever of the pres ident's purpose to write such a letter until Watson, at his home in Rush ville, read the now famous epistle to him. This was after Mr. Cannon's visit to Oyster Bay, while he wras en route to his home at Danville, 111. "Only one-half the big half, one might say of the correspondence has yet been published. The other hal? is not for the public eye. ,. "Mr. Watson's letter to the presi dent,- which drew out the latter's eco- mium on the house of representatives exposed a condition of the public mind that needed doctoring. It is fully as interesting as the president's reply. Vatson Writes to Roosevelt. "The idea of writing such a letter to the President came to Representa tive Watson in the still depths of night several weeks ago. Ha had been campaigning over a considerable portion of the country and his mind was troubled by the trend of talk he had heard among the people concern ing the president and congres s. He determined then and there to write to the president. "The next day he framed a leller with considerable ,care. Ite informed the president that he had sieut a good deal of time since congress adjourned in Missouri, West Virginia and Indi ana and that he found quite a strong feeling that the president and con gress were not in harmony, Ilia he had heard it said many times that the president would rather have a Demo cratic House of Representatives elected this year than a Republican House. This idea that the president was secretly hoping for a Democratic House was being told everywhere, and emphasized, he stated. Need for Contradiction. Mr. Watson asserted that he him self knew what a collosal wrong was done the president by such reports, but that there was a tendency among the people to accept them at their face value and to . hold in members of the house who are candidates for re-election as culprits who had sought at every opportunity tto defeat good legislation and thwart the will of he president. He. recalled that while members of congress often disagreed with the president, just as they disa greed among themselves, as far as the main objects of legislation were concerned, the president and con gress stood together and co-operated without division or discord. ITe ad ded that he believed the president could not afford longer to permit such reports to go uncontradicted. Speedy Response. A response quickly came from the president. He replied that he would be glad to write a letter to him (Wat son) as whip of the House, disabusing the public mind of any notion that he desired a Democratic house of rep resentatives or that he was dissat isfied with the assistance which he re ceived from the last congress. He asked Mr. Watson to consult with Speaker Cannon and Chairman Sher man of the congressional committee. as to their views on the matter. They heartily agreed as to tie propriety of the proceeding and the remainder of the negotiations related to the details of the manner and time of giving out the president's letter. Thus it wiil be seen that while the president s epictolary performance has attracted the attention of the country it should not be overlooked that James Eli Wat son is something of a letter-writer himself." AN END-OF-AUGUST SKETCH. Perspiring Humanity I'm certainly glad to see you headed toward the exit" sign. NDIAHA CLUB IS FOR "UNCLE JOE" At Least it Would Appear So from Conduct of President Matthews. IS TROUBLE OVER BOOMS MATTHEWS, FORMERLY SECRE TARY TO FAIRBANKS, WRITES ON INDIANA CLUB LETTER HEAD ENDORSING CANNON. Publishers" Press! Washington, Aug. 24. Trouble is coming between tne memoers oi tne Indiana Club in this city and its pres ident, J. W. Matthews. The latter was former private secretary of Vice President Fairbanks, but of recent months he has beencrpoisg the lat her's presidential a'spirations when ever he could do so. At last night's organization of a national Cannon Club, to boom the Speaker of the House of Ropresenta tives for thepresidency.Matthewswas prevented from attending, but wrote a letter breathing undying fealty to Uncle Joe. The communication was written n the letterhead of, the Indi ana Club, and Matthews signed it in his capacity of president of that or ganization. He was elected vice president. Many of the warm friends in the Indiana Club of Vice-President Fairbanks declare that Matthews should resign or permit the adoption of resolutions explaining that the club was not booming Uncle Joe Cannon. EARLY OPENING AT HAGERSTOWH The Prospects for a Good School Year are Better Than Ever Before. D. k W. CONDOCTOR MOST FACE COURT THE VIEWS OF SUPT. V0RIS PROF. CHARLES WOOLLARD.POP ULAR TEACHER IS TO HAVE CHARGE OF HIGH SCHOOL WORK OTHER INSTRUCTORS. CH1CKEH THIEF CAUGHT WANTED AT WINCHESTER Irwin Penry Arrested Here at th Re quest of Detective Buck Fletcher Made a Confession Implicating Others. Irwin Penry was arrested at the Pennsylvania Station yesterday aft ernoon by Officer Livelsberger on in formation received from Detective Buck Fletcher, of Winchester. Penry is wanted on a charge of stealing chickens and had made u escape as far as here, having a ticket for Portland, when he was taken in to custody. He gave a bogus name and insisted upon it until late in the evening, when he admitted to the name of Penry, and implicated two other persons in the thieving. Fletch er was notified of the man's capture and will probably come after him this morning. The Hagerstown public schools will open Monday, September 3, and it is expected that the largest number of pupils in the history of the schools will be enrolled on that date. Supt. O. L. Voris stated yesterday that he is not a believer in system of opening schools late in the fall, and keeping the children in confinement during the late spring months, when they should be free above all months in the year. The prospect for a large and suc cessful high school at Hagerstown is extremely bright at the present time, and it is expected that more than sixty five students will be enrolled when school starts. Owing to the nar row limits which the school has to draw from, a high school of this size is considered a large one. Chas Wool lard the popular teacher of last year, will be principal of the high school this year. O. L. Voris who for the past eight years has been connected with the Hagerstown schools, two years as principal of the high school and four years as superintendent will be re tained in that capacity this year. Un der his care and guidance the Ha gerstown schools are flourishing. A capable corps of teachers has been engaged for all the dierent sec tions of the school, they being: O. L. Voris, Superintendent. Chas. Woollard, Principal of high school. Room Xo. 4, Mrs. Elnora Root. Room Xo. 3, Blanche Coffman. Room Xo. 2, Anna Burgess Room Xo. 1, Ada Waltz. J. A. DeArmond Will Be Called on To Explain About Run ning His Car. J. B. GORDON'S COMPLAINT LITTLE EDITOR CLAIMS THAT T,RACTION CAR WAS NOT STOP PED FOR HIM AND CONDUCTOR WAS INSULTING. j the J. A. DeArmond, a conductor on the D. & W. traction inne was ar rested last night on a warrant sworn out by J. Bennett Gordon charging him with provoke. De Armond fur nished $23 cash bond for his appear ance in City Court this morning. It seems that Mr. Gordon boarded one of the late east bound cars night before last, and told the conductor that he wanted off at 17th street As they approached 17th street the con ductor showed no signs of pulling the cord and Mr. Gordon took the matter into his own hands. Immediately the conductor turned on him and with a gust of profanity told the little edito- where to "get off." This being one of Mr. Gordon's own hobbles he reiterated that he knew where to "get off," and that it was 17th street. The conductor then said that he would handle the car after this and that if Mr. Gordon didn't get off the car he would throw him off The car having stopped at 17th street Mr. Gordon got off. It is stated that once before Mr. Gordon wanted off at 17th street but was carried out to Glen Miller. It is said that when the D. & W. traction line sained admit tance to the city over the city tracks, it was with the agreement that after 10 o'clock in the evening their cars should accommodate passengers, both going and coming at each street crossing. The case will come ud in City Court this morning. LUTHERAN BOOK CONCERN -MAY GO The Preliminary Committee of Ohio Synod Makes Such a Recommendation. PLAN CALLS FOR ITS SALE IT IS HIGHLY PROBABLE THAT THE TEACHERS IN SYNODICAL INSTITUTIONS WILL GET BET TER PAY. VESSEL BURNS IN RIVER to lay out; ADDITION The new home Robt. Hodsin is building on Xorth 14th street is now being plastered and Mr. Hodgin hopes to move into it the first week I sold on the easy payment plan. The Cornelius Ratliff yesterday sold thirty acres of land situated north of School Street between the G. R. & I. railroad tracks and Boyer street, to the McCain Realty Co.. Lima. O. The property is to be modernlj- improved and converted into lots which will be in SeDte ruber. "land sold for $10,000, Merchant Liner at Chicago Catches Fire from the Explosion cf Blank Cartridges. ROLAND HAMMOND QEAD Son of Former Richmond Resident Passes Away at Minneapolis Af ter Long Illness Word by telegraph was received yesterday morning of the death cf ten year old Roland Hammond, at tht home of hi3 mother in Minreapcli3. His death was caused by spinal men ingitis from which he has been a suf ferer for some time. His father was Will Hammond, who was at one time steward at the Westcott Hotel, and his mother was Marie Wright before her marriage. The family lived in the city for several years. Publishers' Press J Chicago, . . . ..v.- on board a merchant liner in the Chicago river endangered the lives of 20 men, con stituting the crew cf the vessel. Sev eral leaped into the water and were rescued with difficulty. Explosion of blank cartridges and the Igniting of barrels of benzine, which formed part of the cargo, created a panic among the men. Tugs went to ;ie rescue and towed the lighter to a dock. The property loss is estimated at SS0.O0O. TL.e County Commissioners will A report is being persistently cir- j meet this morning to finish up the culated to the effect that Richmond preparation of the recuisition list and will be in the Central baseball league to consider any other business nest season, brought before then- The Revs. Feeger. Beck and Klopf er, wJio are attending the meeting of the Lutheran Ohio Synod at Columbus are now Mislly engrossed in the af fairs of cuurch management and will not get home until Tuesday of next week, unless the Revs. Bock and Feeger should have to return here Sunday to preach. A dispatch from Columbus Kays that if the recommendation of tha preliminary committee of the-Lutheran Ohio synod is followed out, tha Lutheran Book Concern will be a thing of the past. At a meeting of this committeo such action was decided upon, al though it is difficult to forecast what stand the synod will take in view of the fact that the institution has for years been paying handsome divi dends. A few weeks ago Fred J. Heer. who for years has been at the head of tha publishing house, handed In his res ignation, that he might establish a pubishlng. plant of his own. " " ' Dispose of Plant. The general plan Is to dispose or the composing room, press room, foundry and bindery, but keep tha book department and have all job printing done by competitive bidding. The property now owned- In East Main street at Columbus, will like wise be retained .lthough the . pre ent buildings will be torn down. I Is planned to build a four story offlc building, which will occupy all of th available ground. Caught in Bank Failure. Announcement was made at thl meeting of the committee that tin Jewish missionary work has beei hampered not a little by the failun of the Enterprise bank. In Pittsburg in which practically all of the fundi for that cause w'ere deposited. Reso lutions were adopted deploring th failure of the bank although the offi cials were not censured. It Is more than . probable that all instructors In the synodical Institu tions will receive an advance in sal ary. For several years the impression has been general that the teachers have been underpaid and the plan now is to fix salaries according to the length of service. It looks now as if Dr. C. II. C Schuette will again be selected ae general president of the -synod and In deed resolutions urging him to again accept the honor were adopted. II was further recommended that th presidency remain the same in scope and character as In the past and 11 was urged that the president should not be hindered by having additional duties not contained in the original conception of the office. The committeo went on record as favoring the appointment of a -super intendent of missions, who Is to bu- ;' pervise the extended missionary op erations of the synod. A Knecial work man was recommended for work among the Jews. A L TALK GIVEN BY CONG. WATSON Politicians Attending the Sunday School Convention at Innalls Had Expected Him to Touch on Politic But He Didn't. Commissioners Today. 'Anderson, Ind., Aug. 21. (Sp!) Wlien be delivered an address at the Sunday school convention at Ingall3 yesterday aRernoon. Congressman Watson disappointed several politi cians, who expected to hear the Whip of the House" touch at least upon his open letter from President Roosevelt, and, perhaps make some reference to his great friend. "Uncle Jo" Cannon. Instead of giving his address any political color. Congress man Watson delivered a talk regard ed as fit for a sermon from a pulpit. He discussed great forces, all of which, he said, were founded upon religion, asd he exhorted Sunday- schools much as a minister of the gospel might do. Congressman Cro mer also appeared, and so also J. A M. Adair his political opponent in the Eighth district. Both were invited tc the platform, but both refrained froir. any more political effect than giver, to the occasion by their presence. Mis3 Mary Hill, daughter of Rer. and Mrs. G. H. Hill, who has been se riously 111 for some time with tubercu lar trouble at Denver, Col., will arrive in the city this morning, accompanied by relatives and friends.