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AI ABIUMo VOL. XXXI. NO. 219. Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday Morning, Septem ber 5, 1906. Single Copies, One Cent rrp TED UNFAITHFUL WIFE MURDERED IN PARK AT SPRINGFIELD, 0. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INC1ANA Fair Wednesday and Thursday; warmer Thursday, light variable winds. OHIO Fair Wednesday, warmer Wednesday; Thursday partly clou dy, light variable winds, mostly east. Partly Buried in the Water p and Almost Beaten to Jelly, D Body of Pretty Woman Was; Found on Steep Bank. RYAN S PLANS ABOUT RUNNING HUSBAND AND HER LOVER ARE PUT UNDER ARREST Both Tell Conflicting Stories, Though They, Agree that the Three Persons Concerned Met in Park Monday Night. At Chicago He Says He Won't Be Candiate till 6 Months Before Campaign. GIVEN A GRAND OVATION MURRAY FAMILY ANNUAL REUNION Eighty-Two Members of Fam ily Gathered East of New Paris Labor Day. HAD A - PLEASANT TIME OFFICERS ELECTED FOR COMING YEAR AND RESOLUTION PASS ED TO HOLD REUNIONS AL WAYS ON LABOR DAY. Publishers PresgJ Springfield,0.,'Sept. 4. With body almost nude and jellied and, her face a smudge of blood, Mrs. Elmer Fill more, a pretty young married woman, was found murdered in Snyder Park this afternoon. The body lay on the steep bank with the head hanging over and down into the water. All around were signs of a terrific strug gle. The womans clothing had been torn to strings and a fist full of hair showed that she had left her mark on her unknown assailant. Back of the discovery is a Lafeadio Hearn story of intrigue love, jealousy and presum ably revenge. Tried to Drown Husband. Last night the victim of somebodys brutal passion went to the park to meet Pearl Jones, who tonight con fessed that he had been the woman's lover. They were followed to their trysting place on the bank of the lake by the woman's husband. All parties aqree as to this. Fillmore states that he sliooed and fell into the lake whereuDon Jones and the woman paunced upon him and holding hi: head uner water tried to drown him Fillmore adds that he broke loose and finally escaoed. It was about 9 o'clock MEMBERS OF THE JEFFERSON CLUB OVERTURN TABLES AND J CHAIRS IN EFFORT TO GRASP HIM BY THE HAND. Chicago, Sept. 4. When William J Bryan and party arrived in Chicago they disembarked five miles from the down town district and made the re mainder of the journey to the Audi torium hotel in automobiles. Mr. Bryan was met by a large party of local Democrats, made up of mem bers of the Iroquois and Jefferson clubs. The first man to greet Mr Bryan as he stepped from the train was Mayor Dunn, with whom he shook hand3 warmly. remarking: "This is like getting home." Mr. Bryan s program for the day comprised an informal reception at the Auditorium hotel, which lasted several hours. About noon he was driven to headquarters of the Iroquois club where he was entertained at luncheon. Addresses were made by the president of the club, John W Eckhardt, and by Mr. Bryan. In the evening Mr. Bryan was the cuest of the Jefferson club at a banquet in the Auditorium hotel whre he made the chief arldre3s of the t'cy. Mr. Bryan made a vehement attack on the Republican party and the ad ministration of President Roosevelt his speech being regarded as full of political significance for his party and his own political future. He de- last night that he appeared at police elared unequivocally that he did not headquarters, dripping with water wish, to be looked upon in the light and told the oolice this story. i Story Told by Jones. Jones states that Fillmore hit him In the back with a stone and then drew a revolver, whereupon he (Jones) fled, leaving the woman be hind. All evidence collected tonight by Coroner J. D. Thomas shows that the woman was murdered shortly be fore 9 o'clock last night and that her body lay by the lake for more than 12 hours before it was found. . Both Fillmore and Jones were ar rested tonight and are held on a charge of safe keeping. of a presidential candidate until six months preceeding the next national campaign at the most. At the conclusion of Bryan's speech deafening cheers were I his reward The members of the club climbed ov er chairs and tables in a wild effort to shake the "Commoners" hand and for a time it looked as though the Nebraskan would be rushed off his feet. LAFOLLETTE LOSING OUT STRANGER WORKS 4 A SMOOTH GAM E His Candidate for Governor of Wis consin at Republican Primaries Was Beaten. ' I Publishers Press Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 4. In the Wisconsin Republican primaries Gov ernor J. O. Davidson has been nom nated by a large majority over I. L. Lenroot, Senator LaFollette's pro tege. Democratic race close but unimportant. John Bettleton, East of City, Victim of Clever "Rail road Contractor." HE GOT BOARD AND MONEY AUTO AND SPECIAL CAR MADE USE OF ENGAGED ROOMS FOR A FORCE OF RAILROAD WORKMEN, STAYED A WHILE, BORROWED $3.12 AND LEFT. Rudolph Leeds and His Bride Get Away Quietly on Their Honeymoon. AFFAIR WELL PLANNED Last Friday afternoon a stranger nppeared at the farm house of John Pettleton, east of the city on the Richmond and Eaton pike, and said that he was a railroad contractor and intended putting in some cement j-ork for the Pennsylvania at a point near the Dayton &. Western viaduct. He desired to get a place for himself and five men to board. Terms were satisfactorily arranged and the stran- and a special traction ger engageu Quarters. He made himself egreeable, ate supper, remained over night and on LIGHTS GO OUT AT HEIGHT OF RECEPTION AND WHEN THEY ARE AGAIN TURNED ON, YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GONE. By means of a large . automobile car Rudolph Leeds and his bride got away on their honeymoon last night without the Saturday morning came to Richmond customary throwing of shoes, rice and in company with Lee Rettleton, a son the like. At the height of the recep f the farmer. Before noon he re-tlnn htM at tW hnmA of the bride's turned to the farm, told Mr. Bettleton that his tools were in the express office here and that because he was short of money he could not get them out. He asked Mr. Bettleton for a loan of $3.12 the amount of the -express charges, saying that on the day following he would receive a check from the company. The money was given him. but since that eventful moment the cement contractor has not been seen, neither is there any evidence to show that any such work was to be done near the D. & W. viaduct- - parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Smith, on East Main street, the guests were surprised to find the lights go out. When they went on again the bride and groom had gone. The toot toot of the horn on the big touring car and the merrylaughter of the young couple told the guests how they had been outwitted. East of the city on Moorman's switch a special Dayton and Western car awaited Mr. and Mrs. Leeds, which they boarded and went to Dayton from which place they will go east on their wedding trio- New Paris, O., Sept. i. (Spl.) The second annual reunion of the Murray family took place on Labor Day, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ivfur ray, east of town. There were eighty- two present and the affair was a very delightful one. Mr. Henry Murray was elected president and Mr. Oliver Murray of El Dorado was re-elected secretary and treasurer. It was de cided to hold the reunions on Labor Day hereafter. The next one will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Murray near here on next Labor Day. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Murray and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Murray and family, and Mrs. Lonney Murray and family all of Hagerstown. Ind., Mr. and Mrs. . D. King and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jermiah Murray and family, Perry Mackley and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will Duffield and fam ily, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hagerman and Mr. John Murray all of New Madison; Mr. and Mrs. John Irvin, Mr. and Mrs. Will McClure, Mrs. Mary Murray, Mrs. Oliver Murray and Mr. D. A. Petry and family all of El Dorado, Mrs. Asbury Murray of Shelbyville, Del., Mr. Perry Murray of Boston, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Gwinn of Dayton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hotby and family of Spiceland, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Will Price of Eaton, Miss Gert rude Fouts of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs Elmer Murray and family Mr. and Mrs. Izah Price, Mrs. James Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Will Taylor, Mr. Edwin Murray, Mr. Elwood Murray, Miss Ethel Murray and Mrs. Charles Scott. ; Our Uncle Sam would simply stand on his head to entertain the Kaiser if he should pay that contemplated visit. Judge Converse to Speak. Judge W. S. Converse will address the "Wayne County Horticultural So ciety at their annual picnic, which will be held at Jackson Park next Saturday. Enters Business College. New Paris, O., Sept. 4. (Spl.) Miss Marie Pelle entered the Richmond Business college Tuesday. To Play at Winchester. Vincent Bingerman of this city has signed with the strong semi-profes- sonal base ball team of Wincheser. DRUIDS ABE PLEASED CARNIVAL OUTLOOK GOOD Committee Hard at Work All Pre liminary Arrangements for the Hatch Shows Have Been Completed Some of the Great Features that Will be Seen. The Carnival committee of the local grove of Druids is greatly elated over the interest that apparently is being taken in the approaching week of en tertainment that will be provided by the Frank Hatch shows. At a meeting held last night it was ascertained that very preliminary arrangement has Veen made and all that now remains s for the Hatch shows to put in an ap pearance which they will do next Sun- dy afternoon. The carnival plaza opposite Glen Miller is being put in shape for the reception of the forty one attractions that comprise the car nival "lay out." The central fea ture of the Hatch shows will be the wild animal arena, which has created a positive sensation wherever the shows have exhibited. Thirty wild beasts that have been educated to the highest degree of animal attainments and which possess intelligence of un usual order, will give a performance twice daily. In this collection of animals can be seen Wallace, the man eating" lion. One of the su perb free attractions that will be a daily feature at the carnival will be the headlong leap from a 125 foot tower into a tank of water. Harry Six Is the daring young man who will perform this feat twice daily. Other attractions will be Leonett, the flying mermaid; Mamie, the wonderful il lusion; Persena, the wonderful aerial- ist; the funny Katzenjammer Castle; La Marr Brothers, the great Austrian acrobats; Mile;.".: Russell and her troutis of birdsj; Leatto ana her beau ty show; the electric" city; Master Joe, the giant boy and the most won derful of all monstrosities, the hu man frog. Music will be furnished throughout the week by Prof. Ram sey's Royal band. HUSBAND FLIRTED; TROUBLE FOLLUWS Wm. O'Larry Arrested as Re sult of Trouble with His ' Wife. - HE USED ROUGH METHODS WIFE CLAIMS THAT HER BETTER HALF MADE EYES AT A LIT TLE POLISH GIRL HER TALE OF WOE. DRUIDS LEADS RACE PASSED THE K. OF P'S Fifth Week in the Palladium Piano Contest Is at an End and Interest Will Begin Anew -There Will be Various Sur prises in the Contest Before Another Week Rolls Around. STENSLAND MAKES FULL CONFESS! OF HIS MISDEEDS Son and Bank Directors Are Absolved from all Blame and Cashier Hering is Ac cused as the Real Forger. HAD ONCE CONTEMPLATED TAKING HIS OWN LIFE That Was at Night and when Dawn Came He Decided to Take Flight His Crooked Career Began Years Ago. i William Patrick O'Larry,- proprie tor of the fruit-stand at 1029 Main street, was arrested last night for striking at and pushing his wife over a box and to the floor at his place of business, the back room of which is used as the living apartments of the two. The trouble arose over jealousy on the part of Mrs. O'Larry, over the fact that her husband had been flirting with a little Polish girl who fre quently passes the stand. Mrs. O'Larry was making preparations for leaving home when O'Larry discover ed it. The woman told him that she was going this morning, but he order ed her to leave at once. After some pleading on the part of the woman O'Larry struck at her with the result that in avoiding the blow, she fell over a box. A neighbor, witnessing the affray, telephoned the police. A Husband's Ingratitude. Mrs. O'Larry stated last night that her husband has been in the habit of striking and abusing her. O Larry is a young fellow while his wife is the mother of a twenty-year old lad wh is married. She stated that when she married O'Larry two years ago, he had very little money, and that to start the business on Main street he sold all of her household furniture She says he has since failed to. pro vide for her as he should, but that re gardless of all this she loves the man and was sorry that he has been ar rested. The case will come up in City Court this morning. Will; Teach, School. New Paris, O., Sept. 4. (Spl.) Miss Emma Thompson and mother, who have made their home here for sever al years, moved to Eldorado today, where Miss Emma is employed as teacher in the school. Miss Ella Thompson went to West Lanora to assume similar employment at that place. Dot Benson Here. Dot Benson and family of Lima, O., are in the cit5 the guest of relatives. Mr. Benson who formerly was in the restaurant business here is now con ducting a grocery and retail meat bus ness at Lima and is meeting wTith suc cess. ' Is a Traveling Auditor. ; Charles Kidder of this city, who was formerly connected. with the Rich mond Manufacturing Company has taken a position with the Rock Island railroad. He will act as traveling auditor. HOW THE VOTE STANDS. The Total Vote, as Compiled Tuesday, Sept. 4, the end of the fifth week. Richmond Grove of Druids ..-.-..60,931 Triumph Lodge, K. of P. .. ... .57,272 Richmond Lodge of Elks (withdrawn) ..20,068 Hokendauqua Tribe Red Men . .13,827 Eden Lodge, D. of R. (I. 0. 0. F.) .. 13,004 Knights of Columbus .. 9,729 Modern Woodmen . 3,078 Sol Meredith Post, G. A. R. ...... .. 30 G. 0. P. .. .... 29 Ancient Order Hibernians 10 Richmond Lodge of Masons 10 Richmond Country Club 7 Eagles - --- 4 The Druids have regained first position in the Palladium's voting con test, leading the nights of Pythias by - approximately 3,000 votes. The Druids cast a large number of votes during the week, thus getting back to the front of the procession which they held the . first four weeks. The Knights of Pythias did not vote a great number during the week. None of the other lodges in the list showed strength thougheome of them have thousands of votes in reserve, simply waiting for an opportune time to get in the running. Today begins the sixth week of the contest for the STARR PLAYER PIANO. All ballots clipped from the columns of the paper during this week must be filed in the Palladium office not later than Tuesday evening, Sep tember 11. There is still plenty of time to make a showing in the Palla dium's contest and even some of those lodges which up to this time have not displayed great strength have an opportunity to show their colors in a decided manner. If you are not familiar with the terms by which extra votes may be obtained, call at this office at any time during the day and ask for the circulation manager, Mr. Thomas Golding, who will explain the matter and give every assistance possible to all lodges en-teredV- ,4 CONDITIONS OF CONTEST. FIRST PRIZE To the secret or fraternal organization In Richmond or In any town In Wayne County, which shall receive the largest number of votes during the period of this contest, a STARR PIANO with ME CHANICAL PLAYER ATTACHMENT, built within the piano, will be given absolutely free. The cost of this instrument Is $850. SECOND PRIZE To the secret or fraternal organization In Richmond or In any town in Wayne County which shall receive the second largest number of votes, a beautiful lodge altar with elegantly leather bound Bible, valued at $75, will be given absolutely free. THIRD PRIZE To the member of any men's secret or fraternal organi zation in Richmond or Wayne County who shay procure the greatest number of votes for his lodge, a solitaire diamond ring, costing $75 will be given absolutely free. FOURTH PRIZE To the lady who Is a member of any woman's secret or fraternal organization in Richmond or Wayne County who shall pro cure the largest number of votes for her lodge, a solitaire diamond ring will be given absolutely free. HOW VOTING WILL BE CONDUCTED. The contest is free for all. Everybody can vote without the expendl- ublishers' Press! Chicago, Sept. 4. A cable dispatch from Tangier says: Paul Stensland's confession, made to Assistant State's Attorney Olson, clears up much of the mystery surrounding the events lead ing up to the crash which Involved the ruin of the Milwaukee Avenue bank. He took much of the blame upon him self but declared Cashier Hering was the forger, and that Hering got most of the money. He exonerated his son Theodore and the bank directors. He declared he never spent more than. $5,000 a year himself and that all the money he stole he put Into real es tate or Investments In the hope of making good. .-t.y! He said he had made up his mind to flee the Thursday preceding the Sunday he left Chicago. All Wednes day night he wrestled with the prob lem, whether to blow his brains out or run. In the hours of darkness he decided to' kill himself, but postponed the act till dawn. As sunlight came the primal Instinct came to hold on to life; and flight won over death. His preparations were hurried. He had his surrendered life Insurance policy for, $5,000 and $8,000 as commission on sale of the property of the Co operative store to the Northwestern Life Insurance company, which held a mortgage lien on the premises. He drew $1,500 as salary from he MouutT Olive Cemetery association This wa" all the money he took with him. " "Why, with $1,000,000 cash In the' bank, did you not take more?" he was asked. ,JN -v -.- "I could have taken $250,000 with out trouble," he eald. "but I d!d not want to. I never took one cent of cash from the bank and put It In my own pocket. I never took a dollar be longing to other people." Stensland made no attempt to deny his guilt and tried only to minimize it. His confession began with a state ment that he was surprised to learn that the total loss involved In the bank's failure would reach $2,000,000. He said: "I cannot understand how the shortage can be $2,000,000. To my certain knowledge my liability to the bank does not exceed $500,000. My indebtedness began a long while ago In 1896. It was a small affair, a small amount and God knows I never In tended to steal. I was In a tight hole, and needed money. I put my own note, genuine, not a forgery, in the box. Then It was suggested to me that the bank examiner would stand for It, and he did." "Who suggested it?" "Hering. It was the beginning. He pointed out. In a round-about way at first that It was easy to obtain money that way. Then when my own notes became too numerous, he suggested the forgeries." "How many of the forgeries did you do yourself? "Not one. Hering, I think, did all." Assistant State's Attorney Barbour made a dfr - "- T'njted States (Continued on Page Three.) HiMtilS (Continued, on Page Four.) ALTAR III SICK ROOM New Pans Young Woman Married at Bedside of Groom in Pennsylvania. New Paris, O., Sept. 4, (Spl.) Thft. marriage of Miss Clara Murray, daughter of Mr. John Murray, form erly of New Paris but now located at New Madison, to Mr. LeElie Mould took place at New Brighton, Pa., Sat urday evening. The wedding was to have taken place at New Madison on Saturday night and Invitations had been Issued but owing' to the illness of Mr. Mould, Miss Murray accom panied by her sister. Mrs. John Kin son went to his home. Mr. Mould is ill of typhoid fever and was not able to be up and "the ceremonv took place at his bed side. Mr. Mould Is physical director of the Y. M. C. A. at New Brighton while Miss Murray was a very talented New , Paris girL She is a graduate of the local high, school and of Oxford college.