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,ABIUM H A VOL. XXXI. NO. 222. Richmond, Indiana, Saturday Morning, September 8, 1906. Single Copies, One Cent. RICHMOND PAJ LEAVES CITY WITH BANKS MONEY AND YOUNG SWEETHEART . Herbert Eshenfelder Forges Two Checks .at First and Second National Banks for Total Sum of $800. TURNED THE TRICK IN A VERY CLEVER MANNER Checks Bore the Signature of Emil Baur of Eaton, Ind. Young Forger left for a Northern Summer Resort. Herbert Eshenfelder, 22 years of &ge, son of John Eshenfelder, living at 200 Kinsey street, absconded Sat urday with $S00 in cash drawn from the First National and the Second Na tional banks on two checks which are suposed to have been forged by the young man. The checks are signed with Emil Baur's name, of Eaton, Ind., With Eshenfelder went his sixteen-year-old sweetheart, Elsie Enbody, liv ing with her parents at 1214 North F street. Manner Not Suspicious. Last Saturday Eshenfelder walked Into the First National and shoved a check on the Eaton, (Ind.,) bank call Ing for $500 and bearing the signa ture "Emil Baur," through the wick et, and requested $400 in cash of bills of such denomination as is drawn for pay-rolls. In a careless tone and manner he said. "Just transfer that other hundred to my account." The money was passed to him. Ai the Second National. At the Second National he walked to the paying teller's window and pre sented a similar check for payment. Not being known here he was asked for. identification, which he produced in the person of a West Richmond painter who indorsed and certified the check. Eshenfelder asked for $400 in cash and -said: "Just transfer that other hundred to my father's ac count." ,,'': " , Suspicion was not awakened imt.il Wednesday." when " communications from tho Eaton bank regarding the two checks as forgeries were receiv ed. Information was requested, but failed to be perfectly satisfactory and steps were taken toward recovering the man and his looted money. Went to His Loved One. As soon as Eshenfelder had drawn his money with the forged checks he made his way to the home of his af finity. Miss Elsie Enbody, of North F street and told his tale of the brilliant future which awaited them some where up North. The sixteen-year-old girl packed a few clothes and with her lover went to the Pennsylvania station where they caught a G. It. & I. train north-bound, at about three o'clock. Tickets were bought for Mackinaw, Mich. The two young persons met on the Fourth of July and since then Eshen felder has been very attentive to the girl, who is very attractive of appear ance. It is thought by the parents of both, that the girl does not know of the forged checks or of the character which Eshenfelder bears. Second Not Out Anything. Owing to the fact that the Second National bank demanded identifica tion and certification of the proposed t check they are not out any money. The $400 drawn from them will have to be paid by the man who indorsed the forged check. It is claimed that Eshenfelder was1 familiar at the (Continued on Page Two.) WORK OF COUNTY COUNCIL Henry County Makes Reduction of 18 Cents in Tax Levy Much for Gravel Roads. New Castle, Ind., Sept. 7. (Spl.) A 'reduction of IS cents in the tax levy on the $100 valuation has been made for next year by the County Council. The total amount appropri ated for county expenses during the coming year is $94,003.10. A sur plus in several funds and the elimina tion of the assessment for the court house addition, which has been paid for. made the reduction in taxation possible. The heaviest single ap propriation for the coming year is $21,009.60 for maintenance of free gravel roads. Bank Has Adopted Bertillon System. tmblishers Pressl Baltimore, Sept. 7. (Spl.) The Third National bank will identify depositors by the Bertillon sys tem. It is the first national bank in the country to go on a 21-hour basis. The Bertillon system is necessary where there are three sets of clerks. Of course, all of the old depositors are known, but with new ones the Bertillon card is filled out. Du plicates are made and furnished to the three tellers, and the description is also entered on the books of the bank. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair and warmer Saturday and Sunday; light variable winds OHIO Fair and continued warm Sat urday and Sunday; fresh south west winds. LOCAL MAN IS HONORED IS GIVEN HIGH POSITION J. S. Sullivan, Formerly of Richmond Is at the Head of the Railroad Blacksmith Foremen in the United States A Fine Compliment. J. S. Sullivan, a former Richmond man, who was employed as a black smith in several Richmond establish ments and who is well and favorably known to a very large number of lo cal people has been elected president of the National Railroad Blacksmith Foremen, an organization made up of the heads of the blacksmithing de partment of all the great railroad systems in the United States. Mr. Sullivan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan, of North 13th street, and a brother of Mrs. Will Reece. Mr. Sullivan is a prominent member of the Knights of Columbus and is also identified with the An cient Order of Hibernians. Tha Co lumbian Record, published at Colum bus, O., in its issue of the current week, contains the following: The Columbian Record is always glad to chronicle the success of any of its patrons, and heartily joins in the congratulations being received by J S. Sullivan, the popular foreman of the blacksmith department of the Pan Handle shops. At the convention of the railroad blacksmith foremen re cently held in Chicago, he was unani mously elected national president There were over four hundred dele gates from all parts of the United States and Canada and it shows the esteem in which Mr. Sullivan is held by this cosmopolitan body to be elect ed without opposition. Mr. Sulli van is one of the active members of the A. O. II. and K. C. of Columbus. CITY STREET CAR DEMOLISHES Buggy of Ora Munger Struck on Main Street and Occu nants Thrown Out. NO SERIOUS INJURIES PEOPLE LIVING ON STREET HILL SAY RUN FAR ABOVE LIMIT. THE MAIN THAT CARS THE SPEED Ora Munger and family, residing on Randolph street, West Richmond, had a miraculous escape from death last night near Third and Main streets, caused by a ciy car crashing into the rig in which they were driving, de molishing it and throwing all the oc cupants into the street. The party were driving . west on jMain street in an open topped buggy, and when they ncared the watering place in front of the court house Mr. Munger stopped the horse in order that it might drink. - As they were standing thus, the car which leaves Eighth and Main streets at six o'clock, came down the Main street hill at a good speed. Mr. Munger's horse became frightened and backed square across the track. The motor man tried to stop his car, but he was unsuccessful, and it went crashing in to the buggy, throwing ail four occu pants to the ground. The buggy was overturned and dragged for a dis tance of one hundred and fifty feet be fore the car could be brought to a stop. The horse was thrown to the ground, but was uninjured. No Top on the Buggy. The family owe their remarkable escape to the fact that there was no top on the buggy, for probably if there had been one, it would have so impeded their escape from the rig that they would have been dragged with it for several hundred feet, and probably killed. Charlie one of the little sons of Mr. and Mrs. Munger was badly cut about the face but his injuries are not serious. The family soon hired a rig and drove home, and with the exception of the injuries sustained by the boy, none were the worse for the accident. Mr. Munger stated hat the accident ' was largely due to his horse shying1 and the street car company was not very much to blame. The accident last night occurred only a few feet from the spot wJiere William Hartman the dairyman met his death last winter, by being down by a city car. The peopL, re siding in that part of the city iaim that the street cars run at a terrjfiC speed dcvn the hill and more;tnan one accident has been narrowfy av. erted. They also say that the speed limit is broken every fifteen m.nutes in the day by cars dashing down the hilL RIG TO TAKE CANVASS WITH A FLOURISH Sunday School Statistics will Be Collected Amid Ringing of Bells. PERFECT ARRANGEMENTS FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY WORKERS JVILL SECURE DE SIRED INFORMATION IN FEW HOURS TIME. At a meeting last night in the Bap tist church plans were perfected for the house canvass that is to be con ducted by the City Sunday School As sociation in order to ascertain, pri marily how many people are mem bers of churches and Sunday schools in Richmond. At the meeting were pastors and Sunday school superin tendents, members of the executive committee of the Sunday School As sociation, and ward superintendents appointed by City Chairman W. A. Fiske. These chairmen are: First ward, Adam I I. Bart el,' second ward, Rev. J. O. Campbell; third ward, Howard Dill, fourth ward, K. J. Humpe, fifth ward, Rev. C. O. Shirey, sixth ward, Sharon Jones, seventh ward Messrs Chris Wellbaum and James Schlagel. Will be Systematic. The work of taking the canvass which will probably be done Septem ber 20 will be very systematic. The ward superintendents will appoint chairmen who will have direct charge of the solicitors securing the information. Every precinct in the city will have a chairman. Five hun dred and twenty workers have been apportioned among the different churches by Chairman Fiske. The work of taking the canvass will be done In a few hours, time and the beginning of it will be announced by the ringing of all the church and fire bells in the city, and perhaps the blowing of shop whistles. The large number of workers will make it pos sible to complete the canvass in a very short time. Next Friday night there will be a meeting to arrange further details of the canvass. The same persons at the meeting last night are to at tend and in addition the precinct chairmen who will have been ap pointed by that time. HOLD CONVENTION TODAY Democrats Will Meet in Council Chamber at City Hall to Make Their Nominations. The Democrats of Wayne county will hold their convention today in the Council Chamber at the City building and George Harris the Coun tyChairman expects the largest gath ering of Jeffersonians ever assembl ed in the county. At 10:30 o'clock the delegates from the various town ships will select nominees for the various legislative and co;inty offices. In the afternoon at 1:30 o'clock the convention will be held and the re port of the nominating committee will be heard. Walter J. Lotz of Muncie the Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Indiana will ad dress the convention. WILL PROBABLY ACCEPT Rev. Oliver M. Frazer, ' Will Likely Become Pastor of Friends' Church at New Castle. The Rev. Oliver M. Frazer of this city, will probably accept the call ex tended by the Pastoral Committee of the New Castle Friends' Church. He will occupy the pulpit there on Sep tember 16, and at this time the mat ter of his acceptance will be defi nitely settled. WILL IMPROVE CHURCH Congregation of the Christian Church at Milton will Spend $700 on i Place of Worship. ililton, Ind., Sept. 7. (Spl.) The Christian church people are contem plating improvements to their church in the way of a basement, etc., which will cost approximately $700. A con gregational meeting is called for Thursday evening, September 20, for farther consideration of the matter. Crematory Repaired. Louis ; Feltman may now start up on his work of superintending the city crematory, as it is again in good shape. The place has been incapaci tated for the past few days owing to repairs which have been made. Talented Organist Here. Robert Keiser, of Bloomington, 111., an organist of much prominence, was here yesterday, the guest, of Justin Leroy Harris. He came expressly to examine the organ in Reid Memo rial church. , - . - j AKD l'LLCET S ,c (YoVTHt EARTH J 8lgp AliD AL.JL THAT IT y WSSo I &r &5 Pal l, j Fall - VHEN THE FALL STYLES ARE DISPLAYED. No. 1 It's funny how a young man will offer his best girl the earth if she will marry nlm. No. 2. And how after they are married the same young man wants to drag his wife like this past a show window displaying the fall styles. ART ALWAYS ON EXHIBIT AT THE WESTC0TT HOTEL Foyer of the Hotel is now Hung With the Work of Local Artists-Thought it Will Prove a Good Place for the Sale of Pictures. The foyer of the Wescott Hotel has been graced with several paintings by local artists. The walls are hung writh expressive canvasses which are offered for sale to whom so ever may be pleased with them. Those who have pictures hanging are: Mrs. Maude-Kauffman Eggemeyer, M. T. Nordyke, W. A. Holly, Miss Anna Newman, J. E. Bundy, A. W. Gregg, Frank J. Girardin, Alden Mote and W. A. Eyden. SHAW'S WARNING ABOUT DEPOSITS Secretary of Treasury Ob jects to Use of Them for Speculation. A CIRCULAR TO BANKS HE DOES NOT WANT MONEY IN THE NATIONAL DEPOSITORIES LOANED TO NEW YORK MEN AND BROKERS. Publishers Pressl Washington, Sept. 7. Secretary Shaw made public a circular letter to all national bank depositaries, in which he says in effect that he ex pects public moneys in depositary banks to be used in the communities where deposited and not loaned through brokers and other agents in J New York for speculative purposes. The letter is as follows: "I am ad' vised that many banks scattered throughout the country are loaning their surplus funds through brokers and others in . New York on call at high rates of interest. Money loaned on call is well nigh universally for speculative purposes. I recognize the right of any individual to speculate in stocks or in lands, and the legal right of any bank to loan money at appro priate rates of interest, at home or abroad, on a good security, even with knowledge that it is being used for speculative purposes. I am not will ing, however, that government money shall be enticed away from the local ity where it has been deposited for the purpose of being used In this way. Public deposits are made in aid of legitimate business, as distinguished from speculation, whatever its nature. Depositary city banks are expected to loan at regular rates or not at all, and they must not be tempted to act as agents instead of correspondents for other depositary banks in making call Joans at high rates. If you have more DIED LIKE HER FATHER SUICIDE IS TRAGIC ONE Mrs. Catherine Wenger of Lewisnurg, O., Hangs Herself While in Fit cf Melancholy Over Death of Father in Same Manner. Being melancholy on account of the suicide of her father two years ago, Mrs. Catherine Wenger of Lew isburg, O., took her own life by hang ing Thursday evening. Mrs. Wenger was found hanging in the basement of her home and it is thought that she had been dead several hours be fore she was found. She had made an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide four months ago by shooting herself, and it was thought by her relatives that she would not try it again. The woman is well known In Pre ble county and formerly resided just four miles east of this city. She is survived by her husband who is a prosperous business man at Lewis- burg, and two children. money man your commurTity can ap propriately absorb, please return it to the treasury, for it can be promptly placed where it will do much good. This does not apply to banks with large reserves regularly on deposit with city correspondents." Surprised at Shaw. New York, Sept. 7. Secretary Shaw's letter on the use of public money for speculative purposes cre ated a great deal of surpris in bank ing circles in this city, where it was believed that a good deal of the money to be deposited by the govern ment at interior points would speedily be diverted to this center. Special in terest was shown in the secretary's order enjoining depositary banks from lending government funds at high rates. It was recognized by New "York bankers that the treasury department is in a position to main tain a close watch on the operations of depositary fcsnks in this connection because of the report made by them to the comptro'.ler of currency. GOOD SHOWING IS MADE The Rural Routes in Indiana Are on the Increase The Latest Figures. The September 1 report of the rural delivery business of the country makes a good showing in Indiana, where there have been so many routes put in operation that now only fifty eight petitions are pending. There have been established in the State seventeen new routes since June 20. Total number of petitions referred in the State was 2,675, and the total number of adverse reports was 494. On September 1, there were 2,122 routes in operation in the State. On Southern Trip. John C. Carey, traveling salesman, after spending his summer vacation with his parents Mr. and Mrs. John II. Carey of N. 19th street has left for his trip to the South. PRISONER MAKES ESCAPE IS WANTED IN RICHMOND William Pipher, After Being Arrested at Hagerstown, Tells- Marshal He "Will Stand Without Hitching,", but .. Didn't. Hagerstown, Ind., Sept. 7. (Spl.) William Pipher, who is wanted at Richmond for assault and battery ui on his wife, was arrested here Wed nesday evening. He very graciously submitted to the arrest and protested to being locked up . The marshal yielded to his wishes and under the faithful promise of Pipher that ho would remain a prisoner without be ing locked up, the marshal left him and went to arrange for bail. When the marshal had gone, Pipher went too, and left town by means of a bug gy which his friends had provided for him. THE ASSOCIATION MAY BE DISSOLVED Said that Railroad Organiza tions to Facilitate Busi ness Are Illegal. ST1CKNEY GIVES UP PLAN RATE AND CLASSIFICATION OF SHIPMENTS TO AND FROM ALL STATIONS PROVES TO BE IM PRACTICAL. Publishers Press Chicago, Sept. 7. Passenger asso ciations and similar bodies formed by railroad men to facilitate the transac tion of their business must go out of existence, according to the belief of some of the members of the Southeastern Passenger association now in session in Chicago. Some of the members of the association have j been Informed by their . attorneys that it is illegal for them to partici pate in the association, and that they favor the dissolution of the body. Others believe that the association and others of a kindred nature come within the spirit and Intent of the law, as interpreted by the Interstate Commerce commission. The plans of A. B. Stickney, presi dent of the Chicago Great Western railroad, for the publication of a tar iff showing the rate and classification on shipments from every station touched by the Great Western to ev ery posible destination, and vice ver sa, have been abandoned. A practi cal test is said to have convinced Mr. Stickney that his Ideas, concern ing, the manner and form of publish ing tariffs are im practical, if not impossible. ROGER SULLIVAII . MAKES HOT REPLY TO BRYAN'S ATTACK Illinois Committeeman Charg es Great Commoner With Falsehood and Insincerity Among Other Things. CHALLENGES BRYAN TO SIGNIFICANT COMBAT SuIIivant Wants to Take a Poll of Convention Delegates to Ascertain Whether Bought His Election. He rubMshers PressJ New York, Sept. 7. Roger Sullivan, democratic committee man from Illi nois, talked back to Wilfam J. Bryanjj tonight for the first time since their political duel commenced with Bry an's demand for Sullivan's resignation from the national committee. Sulli van's parry to that was his endorse ment by the Illinois State convention.; Bryan's responding thrust was his' public attack on Sullivan at the Jeffer son Club banquet at Chicago Tuesday. In the form cf a statement of ex haustive detail Sullivan charges Bry an with falsehood and insincerity and denounces some of his associates In such terms that he invites them to bring suits for slander. He closes by, hurling a gauntlet of some spectacular propositions at the Nebraska leader Since Bryan charged Sullivan with having been selected committeeman by fraud, Sullivan challenges the Ne braskan to a grand combat. If by a poll of delegates to the Springfield convention of 1904, it appears that over half of them, as Bryan alleges, accuse Sullivan of fraud, in his elec tion, Sullivan will resign; if not on the other hand this poll, conducted by the Chief Justice of the Illinois Su preme Court, develops this not to be the case, Bryan is to forego his aspira tions for the presidency. m. About Bryan's Friends. ! -Sullivan said he was willing to matchhls integrity and associates with Pi yan's. Four men to whose character Bryan had certified . In a Paris interview, Sullivan held up for Inspection. Theodore Nelson, who presided at the banquet Tuesday evening, ho said, had been protected by tho sta tute of limitations; Judge Owen P. Thomas he called a political judge who had bought his nomination In '97 with delegates at $50 a head In the nominating convention; Millard Fillmore Dunlap, he called the demo cratic end of a political private, bank. a republican partner getting the de posits of state funds when republi cans are in power; Henry T. Rainey, he said was a "mileage steal" con gressman who still claims he could defend the collection of mileage that was never spent. He continued: "Just another on the cbmpany Mr. Bryan keeps. When he ran for president the first time, there was great rejoicing in the Bryan circle over the bankers who were support ing him. There were four such bankers in Illinois. They were Chas. "W. Spaulding, E. S. Dreyer, Paul O Stensland and Millard Fillmore Dun lap. Spaulding and Dreyer have been in the penitentiary and Stensland is coming back from Morocco to be sent to the penitentiary. Dunlap 13 still in Mr. Bryan's train." One of Bitterest Shots. One of Sullivan's bitterest shots was as follows: "He insinuates that I make money out of politics and that his sincerity therefore, compels him to oppose my participation In democratic affairs. The plain Inference is that Mr. Bryan thinks it wrong to make money out of politics. This boast of his puts the stamp of Insincerity all over him. If Mr. Bryan thinks It wrong to make money out of politics he should quit making' money. Mr. Bryan has not one do!li that he ever made out of anything but politics. He tried to be lawyer: he was a failure at It. He tried to be a newspaper editor; he was a failure at that. A Man of Property. "He Is now a man of property. As fortunes go he Is a rich man. He has made every dollar of this fortune out of politics as a stepping stone to the lecture platform. Mr. Bryan discov ered many years ago that he could make his political prominence pay. He Is a shrewd advertiser and in his (Continued to Page Eigrlt.) WARNED BY SNAKE. Bedford, Ind, Sept. 7. (Spl.) Farmers in the vicinity cf Tunnel ton, forborne time have been missing lambs, chickens and pigs, and a search was made. They report that the trespasser proved to be a snake., long as a telegraph pole, and with sc2ly sides, which they traced to a heretofore un known cavern in a hillside. When they approached the en trance a sharp hissing warned them away, and they fled in af fright. An effort will be made to kill the reptile.