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pip A Single Copies, One Cent. VOL. XXXI. NO, 260. Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday Morning, October 17,1906. HER HEROIC FIGHT BROUGHNO CLOSE Mrs. Jefferson Davis Died in Hotel Majestic, at New York Last Night.- GREAT CROWD TO MOTHER TESTIFIES THE WEATHER PROPHET. OHIO and. INDIANA Fair Wednes day and Thursday; fresh south west winds. HEAR BEVERtDGE 'S BEHALF Protests That Dr. Brouwer Would Not Have Killed Mother of His Children TLD SO Delegations Are Coming Here - Tomorrow Night From Over the County. . NO DRY EYE IN COURT ROOM RELATIVES AT BEDSIDE MEETING, IN COLISEUM. Circulation Yesterday 3145 Previous Day 3118 END CAME SO QUIETLY THAT IT REQUIRED WORD OF PHYSI CIAN TO CONFIRM FEARS OF THOSE NEARBY. l Publishers' Press J New York, Oct. 16. Surrounded by the members of her immediate fami ly Mrs. Jefferson Davis, widow of the former head of the confederacy died in her New York apartments in the Hotel Majestic at 10:15 tonight. The end was not unexpected as vitality had been kept in her body for more than 24 hours only by the use of the most heroic methods known to medi cal science and the family knew that there was no hope, with dread dis ease had secured such a hold on her system that nothing more could be done to combat it. But the aged wom an she was 80 -years old last May fought hard for life and responded so strongly to the medicines used that for a time it seemed that she migh have a chance and hope sprung up in the hearts of her friends only to be crushed by the statements from the doctors that the seeming im provement was not genuine. At the bedside when the end came were Dr. Robert II. Wylie, the family physician. T5r. Gustave Webb, grand son of Mrs. Davis, Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, her only surviving daughter, Mrs. Charles K. Bateson and Mrs. Gustave Webb. Mrs. Davis had been unconscious since last midnight and the end came so quietly that it re quired the word of the doctor to con firm the fears of the friends gathered at the bedside. . No arrangements for the funeral have as yet been made but it is ex pected that services will be held here Thursday and the body then taken to Mississippi for burial. Air'ABE MARTIN" PRIMER SOON TO BE PUBLISHED. Kin'' nuooard Will Put Quaint Say ings of His Character Creation in a Book Form Demand for it is Very Great. Richmond readers of the Indianapo lis News who for a year or so past have been deriving much pleasure from the quaint sayings of that prime old Hoosier philosopher, "Abe Marr tin," a character creation of "Kin Hubbard, one of the members of the News staff of artists, will be glad to know that "Abe" is to be made im mortal as a result of Mr. Hubbard's determination to place the philoso pher in "book form." The Abe Martin primer, with cloth back, containing 120 pages of the ' trite and "pat i sayings of . "AbeV will soon make its appearance. Mr. Hub bard, though only recently announc ing the fact, is already being besieg ed with orders and as the edition will be limited it is not at all likely that all of the philosophers friends will be served. The book will be sold by sub scription principally, though possibly some of the" Richmond bookstores will handle them. Orders sent direct to Mr. Hubbard will . be filled. The price of the book will be $1. PROJECT A POSSIBILITY TRACTION TO NEW CASTLE Stated on What' is Regarded as Relia ble Authority That Interurban Line iVill be Built From Richmond Into Henry County It is stated on what is regarded as excellent authority that the Indianai pol:s. New Castle & Toledo Traction Company which at this time is active ly engaged in the construction of the main line, will before winter take steps relative to the building of the branch line into Richmond from New Castle. The promoters of the road are said to favor the plan, regarding the territory between New Castle and Richmond along the route covered by the Pan Handle as being especially good for traction business. The citi zens of Hagerstown and Greensfork who have for years been hoping that an electric line to Richmond would be built are greatly encouraged over the report that the Indianapolis. New Castle & Toledo Company is actually considering the proposition. Rolling is Improving. John, Rolling. who fell forty feet from a scaffolding at Lynn Monday was improving last night and the at tending , physician has every reason j ta believe that he will live. The Palladium's circulation is still booming. Yesterday it went to 3145 from 3118 the day 1 previous." Keep your eye on' this circulation report space ev ery day and watch our predic tion come true. Remember, we guarantee to have the largest circulation of any Richmond newspaper by the first of April, 1907, just one year exactly from the day we first started solicit ing subscribers for the new Palladium. ARE THREE .CANDIDATES FOR VICE CHANCELLOR Political Issues Are Revived in Fight For High Office to be Awarded by Supreme Lodge K. of P. in Session at New Orleans. f Publishers PressJ New Orleans, Oct. 16. At the opening session of the supreme lodge, held today as part of the proceedings of the second days session of the Knights of Pythias convention, the friends of H. P. Brown, of Cleburn, Texas, scored a victory over the east ern contingent. Judge Richard H. Jackson, of Pittsburg, Pa., and Geo. A. Hanson, of Calais, Maine, are op posing Mr. Brown for election as su preme vice chancellor of the supreme lodge. There is considerable rivalry existing between them and today, poli tical issues which had mained dead, for many years, were revived. It is said that Hanson is the logi cal candidate, and Jackson and Brown are recent aspirants. The constitution oi the Supreme Lodge provides that the election of officers shall be held the first Thursday of the convention unless otherwise ordered by resolu tion. FAVOR PRESENT REGIME. Said That Most Mutual Life Insur ance Policy Holders in Rich mond Are Satisfied. ' ' Richmond policy holders in the Mu tual Life Insurance Company of New York, are being besieged by both the company proper and the policy hold ers organization to vote thjpir tickets 4 for the new,rdirectorate. It is declar ed that a majority of the local .policy holders will cast'their voets'in favor of the present regime, although there are a number, who will votefor new control of the company's affairs. BEGAN CAREER AS A PRESIDENT PULLIAM OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. Harry Clay Pulliam. president of the National Baseball league for the past four years, being a native of Kentucky, doubtless was 'named after" Henry Clay, but everywhere he is simply Harry Pulliam. requiring no great man's name to make him noted in his particular field, for his repeated re-election to the National league presidency proves that he has made good. Pulliam has practically regenerated the old league. When he became president it was pre dicted that he would be a mere figurehead, but the young man has proved con clusively that Pulliam is president. Harry Pulliam is now thirty-six years of age. H was a lawyer's clerk when he became interested in baseball, then icgan reporting Dan games ana news for to the head of the rg&nizatioa trom tile DOORS WILL BE OPEN AT 7:30 O'CLOCK AND THERE WILL BE NO RESERVED SEATS OTHER .THAN ON THE STAGE. Senator . Albert J. Beverldge will formallly open the campaign in Rich mond tomorrow evening when he ad dresses what is expected to be a great audience in the Coliseum. Chair man Gardner and Secretary Converse of the Wayne County Republican committee have been making arrange ments for the meeting for several days and there havfe been so many in quiries from out-of-town that they are led to believe that many country del egations will be on hand. Owing to the fact that the Coliseum will be so arranged as to seat at least 3,200 persons comfortably, there will be no seats reserved, excepting those upon the platform and first come first served will be the rule. Senator Bev eridge has been making a vigorous speaking campaign during the past six weeks, having addressed Republi can gatherings in many parts of the East in addition to his tour of thf middle west. He was slightly ill ir New York a. few days ago, suffering from a severe cold, but he has recov ered entirely. It is altogether proba ble that there is 'no Indiana man ir public life who has been as populai with Richmond people as Senatoi Beveridge and he has never failed U be greeted by a large and enthusias tic audience. At tomorrow night't meeting vice-presidents to represent the city and various out-townships have been appointed according to ar established custom. The doors will open at seven-thirt-. o'clock and the speaking will begir at .eight o'clock- promptly. The ush ers selected for the evening are: Scot) Webb, chairman of the committee c' ushers, George Matthws, Carl Baker Fred W. Jones, Edward Hollarn James Hahn, Nimrod Johnson, Chas Williams, Harvey Brown. John Brehn and Walter Paulus. . KRONE IS COMPLIMENTED. State Red Men are Highly Pleased With his Administration of Their Affairs. The Richmond delegation of Red Men attending the annual gathering of the order at Indianapolis has re ceived fine entertainments Fred Krone, who is the retiring Great Sachem and who becomes Great Prophet, in line of regular promition, has been complimented on every side for the successful administration of the order's affairs. In the entire history- of Red Men in Indiana, Mr. Krone's administration witnessed the biggest growth with the exception ot one year. When it is understood that there are more fraternal organiza tions in Indiana now than there were ten years ago and that each of them is striving hard to increase its mem bership- the record of Mr. Krone is exceptionally gratifying 'to himself and his friends. The sessions will end today and the Richmond delega tion will return this evening. NEWSPAPER REPORTER. Lonisville papers. He was elevated secretarrshiD of the Pittsburg dub. j 1 WiM .SSW ESMH Uncle Sam I certainly am getting 1 NEW YORK JURY ACQUITS HOOSIER indianian Who Killed a Bow ery Tough is Exonerated on Murder Charge. ACTED IN SELF DEFENSE UNSOPHISTICATED SON OF SOIL WAS PICKED AS VICTIM OF SIDEWALK BADGER GAME BUT HE FOOLED 'EM. IPubllshers Pro.asl New York, Oct. 16. A jury in cor- oner Harburgers court today held Sinclair Timberlake, a recent arrival ;n New-York from (Harden, Ind., guilt- less of a charge of murder. Early in the morning of October 7, Timberlake killed "Kid" Wilson, a notorious Bowery character, in a hallway in Hester street, near Chris tie street. He made his escape and there was not the slightest clue to his identity, but a publication of the facts in the case led him to give him self up to the police.. Wilson and his common law wife Emma and Joseph Coyne worked to gether in a game known as the side walk badger. It was the custom of the woman to pick up men who ap peared to have money on the Bowery in the early morning hours and guide them to a haliway in a dark street nearby. She would be followed by Coyne. Wilson woujd be hiding in the hallway. When the stranger was well into the darknf s and attempt woud be made to blackmail him. If he resisted he would be beaten and robbed by Wilson, the woman and Coyne who woud run in upon hearing a signal. Hoosier Too Much For Them. Timberlake, fresh from Indiana and unsophisticated left his boarding house in Brooklyn on Saturday night October 6, to take a look at the Bowery. He saw it from end to end, and in the course of his travels bey came acquainted with the Wilson woman. She got him to -accompany her to Hester street and guided him into the hallwas",. where Wilson was wait ing. Coyne was close behind. Tim-1 berlake suspected a trap and tried to escape. The three closed i i him. Drawing a knife he struck out and fought for his life. He stabbed Wil son in the abdomen and the breast and almost cut the fingers off one of Coynes hands. Wilson fell in the hallway. Timberlake ran off in one direction and Coyne and the woman in another. BIG GRAVEL PIT HAS . BEEN A BUSY PLACE. The Pennsylvania's big gravel pit near East Germantown has been the scene of great activiy throughout the summer and fall and millions of cu bic yards of what is considered the best gravel in this section of the State has been taken from the pit and used in the work of ballasting the IudjauapoUs division. " a darker complexion as I grow older. DRUIDS LEAD ONCE NEW INTEREST From. This Time Forward the Votes Will Be Counted Daily and All Persons Interested Must Bring Their Ballots Into the Office Be fore 6 o'clock Any Night Ballots, However, Will Be Good for One Week, But Watch the Dates Carefully, and Vote Them Before the Time Limit Expires. HOW THE Richmond Grove of Druids Triumph Lodge, K. of P. -Eden Lodge, D. of R (I. 0. 0. F.)--Hokendauqua Tribe Red Men . : Modern Woodmen The Druids reached the head of the procession again with both feet last night, jumping from 104,204 to 135,134, The Knights of Pythias in the same time increased their vote from 127,182 to 132,389. From this time forward it will be a great race. About one month re mains for the lodges to make their strength known. It would appear from the face of the returns up to date that there is nothing doing outside of Druids and Knights of Pythias circles, but there may be a surprise later on. The friends of the leaders who have been rather inactive for some time, will now be pressed into service. No matter whether a person is a member of either of the leading lodges or not, there must be real interest taken in such a contest and for this reason everybody has ample cause to put a finger in the pie, so to speak. Clip your coupons daily for the re mainder of the contest ar.J assist your favorite lodge. J From this day forward the coufons will bear a new date each day. They will all be dated one week ahe.d, as for instance the coupon which appears to date is not good after one week from today, October 24. This will necessitate the filing of ballots more frequently than heretofore and as soon as the returns begin to come in the tables will be changed. If only one vote is filed today or any other day, the fact will be recorded in the figures and so from this time until the end of the contest, November 15, the voting should be brisk. Continued on Page Four. CLAIM OF CHAS. TENNIS . WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. The claim of Charles Tennis, form er city treasurer, for $912.21, due him as he contends as fees for the collec tion of delinquent taxes owing the city, has been unfavorably reported upon by the council's committee on claims. , There is no dispute over the contention that the taxes were col lected, but the council committee quotes the statute which provides that no persons receiving a salary as a city officir' shall receive .directly or indirectly any fees, etc. Alden Mote is Honored. Alden Mote of this cits, one of the best known " and most talented mem bers of the Richmond "group" of ar tists, has received an honor and dis tinction in being elected to member ship in the American Society of Illus- Jtrators and Artists. MORE; IN RACE VOTE STANDS. .135,134 . 1 32,389 - 50,617 . 16,392 . H,993 INSURANCE AGENTS ARE AT INDIANAPOLIS. A half dozen of Richmond's fire in surance agents are at Indianapolis to attend the sessions of the State and National Association of Fire Under writers.The sessions of the State Asso ciation was held yesterday and the National body will hold forth today and tomorrow. - Mrs Meredith to Speak. The Domestic Science Association will hold a meeting this afternoon at 2:30 in the 'lecture room of the Reid Memorial church. Mrs. Virginia C. Meredith will talk on Household Fi nance and after the talk there will be a display of kitchen utensils. This meeting ts open to the public and all are cordially urged to attend THREE EMINENT PHYSICIANS TESTIFIED THAT MRS. BROU WER DIED OF PTOMAINE POI SONING. IFuMishers lresJ Toms River, N. J., Oct. 16. Unless the prosecution, when it calls its wit nesses in rebuttal, can produce decid edly strong evidence today in behalf of Dr. Frank Brouwer, on trial for tho murder of his wife, the jury that is listening to the caso is likely to ar rive at a very sudden verdict of not guilty when the ease is gi-en to it late tomorrow or early Thursday. This was a field day for the defense, 3 physicians, one of them the person al physician of George J. Gould, the millionaire, after having the symp toms which marked Mrs. Brouwers last illness described to them, unhesi tatingly swearing that in their opin-: ion she died of ptomaine poisoning. The aged mother of the defendant al-' so testified in his behalf and when: she staggered from the witness stand; weak with the ordeal through which' she had passed, but protesting that her boy could not have killed the mother of hjs children there , was hardly a dry eye in the court room. To the hypothetical question pre pared by tho defense setting forth va rious symptoms of the malady by the rious symptoms of the malady of Mrs. Brouwer, Dr. McLean Forman, who was called in consultation in her last illness said: "I believe Mrs. Brouwer died of ptomaine poisoning. Every symptom indicated this." To the same questii Dr. II. Hance, of Iakewood, N. J., George Gould's family physician swore: "I believe from the facts stated at the trial that Mrs. Brouwer was kill ed by ptomaine." This was also the evidence of Dr. J. W. McMillian, the third physician called as a witness by the defense to day. As , a result of the development of the day therefore. Dr. Brouwer went back to his cell much comforted and declared that he had no doubt that he would be free before the end of the week. DATE OF TRIAL IS SET SUIT AGAINST R. S. & I. CO. Hearing of Demands of John Lackey and Owen Dillon for Damages Will Come up November 7 Total of $7,000 is Asked. The damage suits of John S. Lac key and Owen Dillon against the Richmond Interurban Railroad com pany, will be heard in the Wayno circuit court In November. Yester day they were set down for Novem ber 7. The cases grow out of an ac cident that occurred several months ago, when Dillon, a driver for Lackey was jogging one of his employe's best young race horses along the National road near Cambridge City. The an imal took fright at an S Interurban can and ran away, dashing against a telephones pole and injuring itself so that death was almost Instantan eous. Dillon was thrown from tho vehicle and sustained serious injuries, it is alleged. He asks $2,000 damages and Mr. Lackey asks $j,000 for the death of his racing colt which he re garded as one of the most promising he ever owned. GEN. PERSHING FOR CUBA IS CHOICE OF PRESIDENT Stated on Good Authority That Young Army Officer is to Take Charge of ' Military Affairs in the Island Has Fine Record. IPubllshers Preasj Washington, D. C, Oct 16. While no formal announcement of the se lection of young Brigadier General J. J. Pershing to command the Army In Cuba has been made at the war de partment, it was rumored there today in responsible military circles, that the president had indicated his inten tion to give General Pershing this assignment. Pershing's excellent ser vices In the island of Mindanao, when in command of the American troops there, in subduing the turbulent and fanatical Moros that he was given the unusual promotion to -the grade of brigadier general from Captain. General Pershing is a son-in-law ot Senator Warren, of Wyoming, who is chairman of the senate committee oa military affairs.