Newspaper Page Text
MOM - FA
KTTNTI UldL H VOL. XXXI. NO. 263. Richmond, Indiana, Saturday Morning, October 20, 1906. Single Copies, One Cent. BIO ATO GOVERHOR MAGOOII SENDS A MESSAGE TELLING OFST M .War Department Officially In formed of the Terrific Cy clone Which Visited De struction on Cuba. . .. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair Saturday; Sunday, rain and colder; variable winds. OHIO Fair Saturday; Sunday, in creasing cloudiness, possibly rain by night; fresh and variable winds. MUCH PROPERTY DAMAGED BUT SMALL LOSS OF LIFE When Tempest Was at Its Height, Buildings Were Shaken as In an Earth quake Battleship Ashore. Publishers' Press! Washington, D. C, Oct. 19. Cuba "has been scourged by a hurricane' that it is feared may be the worst in her history. The following cablegram was re ceived by the war department late this afternoon from Provisional Gov ernor llagoon at Havana under to days date: ; "Terrific hurricane swept over - Havana and vicinity at midnight last ing several hours. Wind officially reported at eighty miles an hour. Teleeranh and telephone wires all down. Trees blown down in all parts. Two schooners ashore. Lost to city and country is heavy. Fear consid erable loss of life. Eight deaths re ported in city of Havana. Have call ed noon coveruors of Provinces to report local condition. Ocean going shipping in Havana Harbor unharm ed. Number of launches and lighters are rdrift and sunk. (Signed) "MAGOON." Circulation Yesterday 3224 Previous Day 3210 Still another day of increasing circulation. From 3210 to 3224, and still - going upward. If the present rate of increase con tinues the Palladium will . have reached the largest circulation point long before the time set on the first of April. The Pal ladium now has the largest ru ral route circulation of any newspaper published in Rich mond or Wayne county or of any paper circulating in Wayne county. Within a short time it will also have the largest cir culation in the neighboring towns. Watch this space to morrow and see how many more new readers we have. li DEATH COMES TO WRETCHED LEPER Mental and Physical Suffer ings of George Raschid Now at An End. WAS WELCOME NOWHERE PHYSICIANS SAY THAT DEATH WAS NOT DUE TO LEPROSY BUT TO HEART TROUBLE DIS EASE HAD RAVAGED HOWEVER PALLADIUM'S NEW STORY SERIAL OF GREAT VALUE "The Masquerader" Begins Today and All Who Delight in Fiction Should Not Fail to Read It From Pen of Katherine Thurston. Publishers Press! Havana. Oct. 19. Not since tha is land republic was born has such chaotic condition prevailed as at pre sent, the result of the tornado which swept over that island during the Of all the good serials the Palladi um has published, there is none which the paper offers-to its readers with greater pleasure than "The Masquer ader," which begins in this issue. The past 48 hours. All land wires are story is well known many have tried Id down and : the rain, which followed the wind, has caused washouts all alone the line of the railroads, so that communication with the various points on the island is at present ab solutely impossible. to get the book out of the Morrisson Reeves library and owing to its popu larity, ave failed. Now these per sons have an opportunity to read the book. None can. afford to miss read While it impossible to make even ing this serial. It will run daily in an ordinarily, correct estimate of the the 'Palladium in large installments, casualties caused by the storm it If any subscriber of the paier has a seems that the early statements of story-loving friend, who does not 21 killed in Havana, is erroneous, take the Palladium he should encour- and the list will not exceed 12 at the age his friend to "and his subscrip- outside. , tion in at once and get the story from Six of these were killed in Inquis- the start. The book is from the fer- idor street by falling walls, the tile pen of Katherine Thurston. structures In that -section being of a flimsy character and giving way be fore the force of the wind that swept across the city. Feur others were killed in the suburbs. The coasting steamer Elvira cap sized off the harbor and her crew of five men were drowned. . The ma rine casualties were- very great, but no effort has yet been made to com pile them. The ward line steamship company had 21 of their big lighters demolished by being dashed against the wharves and the Southern Paci ' fie lost 17 In the same way. Ma:! I coasting ships are reported on the i sands along the south coast, but it is I believed that the crews escaped. J Estimate of Damage Done. J A conservative estimate of the . j j : ii .ii.. a i I by the storm is $350,000. All of the modern constructed buildings .with stood the storm, but the ancient edi- Jic rules, were smashed. There is much destitution as the result, and the authorities under the direction of Governor General ,Ma goon are taking prompt measures to relieve any distress. All transportation lines in the city are out of business, but the authorit les are doing their best, and one car was run this afternoon for several blocks. Hallway communication to the east, w,est and south will hardly be restored before the iuidaie of next week. Prado is Total Loss. The beautiful Prado, the real show place in the minds of all Cubans, and which has been referred to as the Tifth Avenue of Havana," is a total loss, badly wrecked. This is a double thoroughfare extending from the channel opposite Morro Castle'to Col on Park for a distance of about a mile. The inner ellipse is lined with popular trees, and on tne sides of the roadway are the magnificant , dwell ings of the richer residents "of the city. The storm blew over the trees, over turned statues and nearly dismantled the park, while the residences on both sides show the effects of the severe window, windows being shat tered and chimneys demolished. The conditions in the Prado are du plicated in every part of the city.and the many beautiful trees that have No More Contracts. When contracts for various public improvements now under way are completed, no more work will be done this season. The Board of Public Works yesterday declared its pur pose to let no. more contracts until next spring. . fPubllshers" Press! Pickens, W. Va., Oct. 19. George Raschid, the leper who has been no end of trouble to the health boards of several states for the past four or five months, will bother them no more. The unfortunate man died to day. His death was not due to the dread disease that had made him an outcast from his fellow men, accord ing to the doctors who examined him after death, but was attributed to heart trouble. Nevertheless the un fortunates body showed the rapid strides that the disease had made in the last ten days. Two of his fingers and the toes of one foot were almost off. his tongue was covered with sores and badly swollen. The offi cials of this county, after being noti fied of his death, were at a loss how to dispose of the body but will prob ably decide on cremation. Raschid had been sent from county to county and state to state in box cars, finally landing here. He was quarantined 'and no one ventured near him except physicians and the disposition of the unwelcomed guest had become a problem to the author ities. It was suggested recently that that he be deported to his native land and the local authorities were nego tiating with the government with such an object in view, when the man died. Mr. Winter Guess you'd better get busy in our favorite parts of the country and sort of prepare for my com ing. KRONE RESIGNS: LOCAL TICKET AGENT GETS NEW RATE CARD M m US NAMED Of Police to Become Effect ive November 1. The ticket agent at the Pennsyl- Change in First Sergeant vania station yesterday received the new rate schedule which will go in effect November 1. . The schedule shows a flat rate of two and one half cents per mile, wit an additional charge of one half a cent per mile, when the fares are paid upon trains. BOARD MET LAST NIGHT i ne scneauies win oe postea on tne new bulletin board in the waiting room for the benefit of the traveling public. JEROME FRYE ABLE TO WALK WITH CRUTCHES APPOINTMENT. OF THE COMMIS SIONERS IS ENTIRELY SATIS FACTORYKRONE IS GOING TO HAMILTON. ' At a special meeting of the Rich mond police commissioners last night Jerome Frye, a conductor on the G. R. & I. railroad who has been ill in the hospital at Ft. Wayne, for sev- eral months was in Richmond yester- the resignation of Fred Krone as first day greeting friends. Mr. Frye is still compelled to use crutches and cepieu, mu it will be some time before he is ab- Dan McManus, one of the most popu- le to resume his duties on the rail- lar and efficient patrolmen on the road. 1 r THE M&sqttEerader By KATHERINE CECIL THURSTON, Author of "The Circle." Etc. opyrlght. 1904. by Harper t Brothers f70 incidents, widely different la character yet bound togeth-f-r by results, marked the night of Jtn, 23. On that night th? blackest fog within a four years' mem ory fell upon certain portions of Lon don and also on that night came tbt first announcement of the. border ri iugs against the Persian government in the province of Khorassan the an nouncement that, speculated npou. even smiled at, at. the time, assumed such significance in the light of after events. At 8 o'clock the news spread through the house of commons, but at 9 men in the inner lobbies were gossiping, uot so much upon how far Russia, while ostensibly upholding the shah, had pulled the strings by which the insur gents danced, as upon the manner in which the St. George's Gazette, the Tory evening newspaper, had seized upon the incident and 3hakcn it In the faces of the government. More than once before Lakely, the owner and editor of the St, George's. had stepped outside the decorous circle of tradition and taken a plunge into modern journalism, but tonight he es sayed deeper waters than before and under an almost sensational heading been the pride of the citizens, are be- declared that in this apparently inno cent border rising we had less an out- Took City Unawares. come of mere racial antagonism than" The cyclone took the city unnwar. 1 a first faint index of a long cherished It was preceded by a light rain which Russian scheme, growing to a gradual Started -in the afternoon and steadilv maturity under the "drift' policy of the present British government. The effect produced by this pro nouncement, if strong, was varied Members of the opposition saw. or thought they saw, a reflection of it in the smiline unconewn , on tha minis- increased in volume, accompanied by l very severe wind. The lighter con structed buildings were the first to reel the effects, and reports of edifices (Continued on Page Two.) terial bencbes, and tile government had an uneasy sense that behind the newly kindled Interest on the other Bide of the house lay some mysterious scenting of battle from afar off. But though these impressions ran like elec tricity through the atmosphere, noth ing tangible marked their passage, and the ordinary business of the house rro ceeded until half past 11, when an ad-' journment was moved. The first man to hurry from his place was John Chilcote, member for East Wark. He passed out of the house quickly, with the half furtive quick ness that marks a self absorbed man. and as he passed the policeman stand ing stolidly under 'the arched doorway of the big courtyard he swerved a lit tle, as if startled out of his thoughts. He realized his swerve almost before It was accomplished and pulled him self togethtr with nervous irritability. "Foggy night, constable," he said, with elaborate carelessness. "Foggy night, sir, and thickening up west. responded the man. "Ah, indeed V Chilcote's answer was absent. The constable's cheery voice jarred on him, and for the second time he was conscious of senseless Irrita tion. Without a further glance at the man, he slipped out into the courtyard and turned toward the main gate. At the gateway two cab lamps show ed through the mist of shifting fo? like the eyes of a great cat, and the familiar "Hansom, sir?" came to him indistinctly. . Hes paused by force of custom and sfeDDinc forward, had almost toucher Continued on Page Seven. force was appointed to fill the vacan cy. The change becomes effective November 1. There is now a place for another Democrat patrolmen on the force and the board will receive applications and take action in the matter at its next meeting, the first Friday in November. Sergeant Krone will go to Hamil ton where he will take charge of one of the departments in the Kreb Cloth ing Company. He worked with the same firm before he took his present position nine years ago. Officer Mc Manus as well as Sergeant Krone took their places on the police force when the present Metropolitan police law went into effect. At that time Superintendent Page was the first officer on the force. The new sergeant was chosen for his sterling qualities both as a patrol man and a gentleman. Never in his nine years of service has Officer Mc Mamis been called on ''the carpet". He has always enforced the law fear lessly and impartially and among fair minded people he has made no enem ies. The board could not have made a selection which would have been more popular with the citizens nor the other patrolmen. . THE STANDARD TRIAL. THE CASK State of Ohio vs. Standard Oil company. ; THE VERDICT Guilty. CHARGE Conspiracy in restraint of trade; that the Standard in 18S2, and in continuance to the present time, has dominated the oil industry in Ohio in violation of the .Valentine law. THE LAW SPECIFIES "It shall be sufficient to prove that a trust or combination as defined here exists and that the defendant belonged to it or acted for or in connection with it, without proving or producing any article or agreement or any written instrument at all. The character of the trust or combination alleged may be estab- lished by proof of its general reputation as such." THE TRIAL Started a Findlay, O., October 9; given to jury October 17. Verdict returned October 19. ' COUNSEL For the State Wade H. Ellis, attorney general; Pro!e- cutor David of Hancock county; special counsel, O. E. Harrison and District Attorney John J. Sullivan of Cleveland. For the Standard, M? F. Elliott of New York, general counsel for the company; Virgil P. Kline of Cleveland and James O. Troupe of Bowling Green. CASES TO FOLLOW Against John D. Rockefeller, the Manhat- tan Oil Company, and the Buckeye. Pipe Line Cqmpany.i AT LUST LOWERS TRACK WORK ON FIFTH STREET Street Car Company is Making Tracks Conform to the Level of the Street Thoroughfare May be Macadam ized Soon. AN AMENDMENT IS TO BE VOTED ON THIS TIME The street car company has at last heeded the warnings' and requests of the Board of Works, and is busily en gaged in lowering its tracks on Fifth street, to a uniform level with the street. The work which began the first part of the week at North D street, has been pushed rapidly south ward, and it will be completed in the course of a few days. The greatest amount of trouble which the street car company will encounter in the work will be on the Fifth street hill, and it- may require more time than contemplated, to level the tracks at this point. The board of works, now that the company has lowered its tracks, will probably put the street in' good shape and macadamize it. The cost of this would be about $1,500. DEPAUW PASSED THROUGH ON THE WAY TO LANSING Coach Luck Says That His Team Could Beat Earlham by a Score of at Least 87 to 0 This Season Don't Play Quakers, However. PETIT JURY GETS REST UNTIL MONDAY MORNING At the coming election of Novem ber 6, Indiana voters will be called upon to decide upon the question of the proposed amendment of the State constitution, which' provides that the General Asembly shall pre scribe what qualifications shall be necessary to for admission to the practice of law in the courts of In diana. . County Clerk Haas yesterday received formal notice from the Sec retary of State, that such amendment would be voted for. The Board of Public Works will probably grant the Home Telephone Company the permission to string some of their wires across the prop erty of the Municipal Light plant in order that the telephone people may make connections with their v est side lines. With the handing in of the verdict of not guilty in the case of the State vs William waking tne petit jury was dismissed until Monday morning at nine oclock when they will return to sit in the cases of Kepler vs Hat field, on appeal and Hill vs Williams on note for $200. SECOND CROP OF HAY IS BEING HARVESTED Albert Chamness, of Dalton town ship, stated yesterday that he was harvesting his second crop of timo thy hay off of a 20 acre meadow and that it w-as averaging a ton to the acre. The second crop is stronger than the first and is considered by farmers as unusual. Mrs. Lida Roser of this 'city was elected to the position of. Great Win ona at the state meeting of the mem bers of the Pocahontas auxiliary to the Red Men. Reports read at the meeting showed the organization .to be in a very prosperous condition. Coach Luck and his band of De Pauw University foot ball . chasers, passed through this city yesterday en- route to Lansing; Mich., where they meet the Michigan Agricultural Col lege today. Coach Luck, was highly pleased with DePauw's outlook In the football world this fall, and he stated that DePauw wotSld easily, win the secondary championship of the state, When approached on the subject as to whether he thought that Earlham would be in the running .this year, he said "Earlham ought to have as good a team as they did last year, but I be lieve De Pauw could win over them j easily this year, probably by as large a score as we did from Franklin, S7 to 0."- - Among the DePauw men who pass ed through this city were, I. Oncley, Grisell, Slaughter, Hurst, Jackson, Hollowpeter, Pruitt, Garrard, Chas Jewett, Ches. Jewett, Tucker, Onc ley, Grider, Laurencs, Hill, Dilts, Den- nison and Coach Luck. STANDARD OIL IS FOUND GUILTY BY JURY 4T FINOLAY After Being Out Thirty Hours, yerdict is Returned Uphold ing State in Prosecution of Great Monopoly. MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL TO BE MADE BY DEFENSE MAY ENLARGE ICE PLANT Independent Ice and Fuel Company Contemplates Making $15,000 Imorovement Soon. The Independent Ice and Fuel Com pany has plans under way for install ing a $15,000 cold storage plant and the work will be commenced with the break of spring. The proposed addi tion will be three stories high and 40x90 feet in dimensions. At the present time the plant is having .trou ble In getting sufficient water for making ice. , Over a hundred thous and gallons of water daily is needed. About thirty thousand gallons is all the llant has been able to get. Just what efforts will be made to increase the supply is still a question with the company. ..." Highly Probable that the Case Will Be Carried to the Su preme Court Sentence Temporarily Suspended. Findlay, O., Oct. 19. After deliber ating for thirty-two hours, th jury in the case of the f State of Ohio against the Standard-Oil company of i Ohio returned a verdict of "guilty" on the charge of conspiracy against trad in violation of the Valentine anti-trust law. When the jury came in and had taken Its place. In I the box. Judge Banker said: "Gentlemen, have you agreed upon a verdict?" "Your Honor, we have," responded Foreman Bailes. " . "What is that verdict?' To this, the foreman sent to the court a typewritten form, which had been filled out, and the court read it as follows: "We, the jury in this case, find the defendant guilty in the ' manner and form as the defendant stands charged on the information." There was not a spectator In the : court room aside from Attorney Troup for the defendant and Prosecuting At torney David and several newspaper men, and no demonstration resulted from reading the verdict. The court then addressing the jury said: ''Gentlemen, you deserve all the " credit and thanks which are due you for your patience and close attention to this case, and I want to thank you and in that word I express all that there is in it and all I can express. You may now be discharged and go to your homes." . . , As tho jury was leaving the room Mr. Troup stepped up to the court and said he wished to make the motion for a new trial of the case. Judge Banker assured him that all such motioja would be entertained. The next step will be for the court to Impose a penalty. The defense will then take their bill of exceptions to pmoasctrrpR wili.iam z.. av. Who Led the Fight. such, rulings of Judge Banker as they have objected to to the circuit court of the state. The appeal from this court Is to the supreme court of the state, to which tribunal there Is no doubt the Issue will ultimately be decided. The case attracted national atten tion, not alone because of the promi nence of the people connected with It, but because of the nature of the at tack on a corporation, which is on an entirely new line. The common mode of proceeding against an alleged crim inal is through an indictment by a grand i v "!"e the charge (Continued on Page Two.) A CENTERVILLE STREET WILL BE IMPROVED Centerville, Ind., Oct. 19, CSplO At the last meeting of the town coun cil it was ordered that work would be commenced on the Improvement of Plum street. In pursuance of which the board of trustees have ad vertised for sealed bids for the im provement of Plum street by grading and graveling from Second street to Fourth street. The bids to be open ed at the meeting of the town council on October 27th, 1906. The work to be completed Dy December 15, 1906. NSPECTED JEFFERSON , TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS Supt. Jordan returned TVednesaay from an inspection tour of the schools of Jefferson township and reports them as being in the best of condition and far above the rating of "the same set of schools for last year.