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OL. XXXI. NO. 296.
Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday Morning, November 21, 1906. Single Copy, One Cent. TRUSTED MAIL CARRIER CAUGHT STEALING MOIIEV '. Dan Engelbert Detected in Act of Opening a Letter and Taking Money from it by an Inspector. RRESTED AND HURRIED AWAY TO INDIANAPOLIS vidence Shows That He Has Been Pilfering Mails for a Long Time In Employ o Government 16 Years. On the charge of rifling the United tates mails, Theodore Daniel Engel ;rt, a prominent mail carrier in this tv. and who has been connected ith the local office for more than xteen years, was yesterday arrested United States Secret Service In bector A. It. Burr, who apprehended m in the act of pilfering a decoy tter which had been sent through he mails. Englebert has recently been the botman in all that territory west of le river and North of Richmond At nine, and it was tnrougn me many bmplaints from patrons in this see- on that suspicion turned toward En- elbert. This section alone had not een the only one that has suffered bcording to the inspector, but where ver Engelbert has worked in the ast two or three years, a train of ndelivered letters has followed him A few footman in the city have een changed quite often to ascertain here the known shortages originat 1. Invariably it hits been found that ngelbert was the man who caused le shortages, but owing to the fact lat he had never been caught in the ct of pilfering the mails he has been llowed to stay in the service until bme definite and incriminating evi- ence could be . secured against him. he inspectors worked upon the the- ry that he would some time reach he end of his rope andHheir expeeta- ons were realized yesterday, when decoy letter was sent through the ffice and into Engelberts hands iu rder to test him. Inspector Here But a Day. Inspector Burr arrived in the city esetrday and at once set, about lay- g the trap for Englebert. The let- pr was addressed to a person living Engelbert's route , and when he as sorting his mail, in preparation p making his afternoon trip, his eyes ell on the letter. Inspector Burr, ho was closeted in a secret passag ay in the building watched Engel- ert closely. Unhesitatingly Engel- ert tore the letter open, regardless f the fact that he was yet In the ostoffice and subject to probable' def ection, extracted the money which mounted to five or six dollars and hen tore the letter up and threw the craps into the lavoratory near by. It was at this time that Inspector iurr confronted Engelbert with the vidence which he had just secured. mt when Inspector Burr told him hat he had used the secret p?ssag- vay In order to watch his (Engel- ert's) actions, Engelbert broke down knd confessed his guilt. Cried Like a Child. Inspector Burr hurried him out of he postoffice after securing the ser- ices of a substitute carrier and took him to the Arlington Hotel. Here Ingelbert began to realize the force nd awfulness of his deed, and he roke down and cried like a babj. uoaning all the while. Engelbert was started on his jour- ley toward Indianapolis yesterday af- ernoon at 4:53 where he will have to ace the Federal Grand Jury, and vhich will indict him, before he faces he United States Commission on the harge of pilfering the mails. He as taken by the way of Anderson order to save time between Rieh- nond and the state capital. I Before leaving the city Inspector j iurr stated that to his knowledge J Cngelbert had secured three or four ! undred dollars by his dishonest nethods. Owing to the fact that all omplaints from patrons of the Rich- nond office are sent to the Postmas- er General at Washington, the mem- ers of the local force were unaware hat the funds had been disappearing rom the local office- Even Postmas er Spekenhier was dumfounded at he arrest of Engelbert. as he had ut- nost confidence in the man. The deral officers knew that the short- ges in the office were caused y some carrier, and .they set about xing the , blame although they had ery good reasons to believe that En- elbert was the man they wanted. nd the decoy was sent directly hrough him, owing to the many osses which had been reported on his outes. Was Unusually Brazen. Inspector Burr stated yesterday. hat the work of Engelbert in robbing he mails was the most deliberate hat had ever come to his attention. nd the very fact that Engelbert went bout it with such coolness, in the THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Rain, colder in south, rain or snow in north Wednesday; Thursday fair, fresh to brisk north winds. OHIO Rain in south, rain or snow in ! north Wednesday; Thursday fair in west, rain or snow in east, colder in south portion; fresh to brisk north winds. $6,000 ALREADY RAISED WORK IS MOVING AHEAD Secretary Brown , Encouraged by First Two Days Canvass for Y. M. C. A. Building Little Contnbu tions Now Coming In. First Day ...$5,594. Second Day..'.. .. .. .. .... 780. Total.. .. ..$6,374. "The outlook is very flattering, if the final results are to be judged by the first two days," said Secretary Charles II. Brown, last night, when asked as to whether or not he was encouraged by the first two days re ceipts toward the Y. M. C. A. fund in Richmond. At noon yesterday, the time set by the executive committee to close the days reports, $780 had been rais ed, making a grand total of $6,374 raised up to date. One of the chief donors to the cause yesterday, was the Sunday school of the United Presbyterian church, it being the first Sabbath school In the city to make a donation. The amount turned over was $200. The school has set a worthy example for the other Sabbath schools of the city and it is proT.ble that many more will follow in their, footsteps and give amounts to their financial ability. The soliciting for several days will be confined to the young men's in dustrial committees, as it is the idea of the executive committee to give every man, woman and child, of limit ed means an opportunity to contri bute, before the men who are expect ed to give large amounts are called upon. Sharon E. Jones one of the leading spirits in the work, stated last night that the work was moving in splendid shape, and he expected that as the grand total of amounts given to the causevincreased, the interest In the work would also grow. DEGREE WORK PUT Oil BY LOCAL TEAM Whitewater Lodge Exemplifies First and Second Degree at Indianapolis. ODD FELLOWS IN SESSION W. H. TABER OF TERRE HAUTE, NAMED GRAND JUNIOR WARD EN AFTER SPjRITED FIGHT AMONG MANY CANDIDATES. NJURED BY BAD FALL John Morris While Intoxicated Falls Main Street Cutting Gash . . Over His Eye. on John Morris, 'a carpenter residing at 433 Main street, while intoxicat ed, fell on Main street near Fourth last night with such force, that a large gash was cut over his left eye, while his face was bruised very bad ly. The patrol was called to the scene and he was taken to his home, where a physician treated his wounds. Bank Cashier Suicides. 'Publishers' Presal Springfield, O., Nov. 20. Alexan der R. Cobough, former, cashier of the First " National Bank here, com mitted suicide tonight by ' hanging himself. He was widely known in financial and business circles in this section of .the state. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20. (Spl.) Before a great gathering of Odd Fel lows, who are in attendance at the an nual state convention of the Grand Encampment, the Whitewater Lodge of Richmond, and a selected team from Shelbyville, tonight made the floor of Tomlinson Hall a scene of beauty with the pretty maneuvers of first and second degree work. Spirited rivalry for the office of grand junior warden marked the opening session today. This being the only competitive office in the or der and the stepping stone to all the higher ones, there were sixteen as pirants for it. The successful candi date was W. II. Taber, of Terre Haute. He ran away from the other candi dates on the first ballot and was elect ed on the second. Other offices were filled by promo tion, as follows: Grand patriarch, I G. Akin, Indianapolis; grand high priest, L. C. Helm, Decatur, and grand senior warden, J. H. McSheehy, Lo- gansport. W. H. Leedy, of this city was re-elected grand scribe, and J. M Lang ,of Sullivan, acting treasurer was elected to that office. John B Cockrum, of this city, was selected grand representative to the Sovereign Encampment. Candidates for Junior Warden. . The candidates for grand junior war den included: W. H. Hodson, Martins ville; Ed Cunningham, Lafayette; A D. Mohler, Huntington: C. L. Bur roughs, Shannondale; W. F. Wells Clinton; W. I. Hughes, Alexandria; W. A. Breining, Rockfield; E. H. Brew- er, Monrovia; F. H. Seward, Colum bus; S. O. Sharp, Indianapolis; F. E Lambert. South Bend?-D. V Helms, Carlisle; J. F. Orr, Bourbonr E. E Kelso, Vevay and J. S. James, Linton Reports were read by J. M. Baker, retiring grand patriarch; W. H. Leedy, grand scribe, and James M. Lang grand treasurer. These showed the order to be in, prosperous condition gains having been made during the last year, both in membership and rev enues. The net gain in membership was 494, making the total membership in the state, 17,384. This makes the Grand Encampment of Indiana the largest in the country. To Settle Building Question. r The Grand Lodge of the State will convene tomorrow morning for a two days' session, during which the ques tion of erecting a large office building on the site of the Grand Lodge hall at Washington and Pennsylvania streets. will be settled. More than 1,100 dele gates will participate. Tomorrow afternoon the visiting Odd Fellows Vill go on an excursion to the. home of the order at Greens burg. i Return will be made in the evening in time for a night session of the Grand Lodge. Officers will be elected Thursday. For the office of grand warden, which is the single competitive office of the Grand Lodge there are fifteen candidates. Always Wears Highly Becoming Gowns (Continued to Page Eight.) I 1's Car--" -" v- 'Ir. - . ft IB IV . ' .- x s f V : . 1 f MRS. MERRIOTT W. WALKER, AN ALABAMA BEAUTY- One of the most beautiful of southern women Is Mrs. Merrlott W. Walker of Alabama, who spends half of each year in New York. While in the metropolis fhe lives at the Waldorf-Astoria. Mrs. Walker expects to be in New York the greater part of the coming winter. She is tall snd stately and always wears highly becoming gowns. Dissatisfied Cuba One ofdese days I'm goin' to land on dat Intrevention mart. IS ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING CHILD Mrs. John Fitzsimmons Rudely Knocked Over Little Miss Leona Druley. - WITHOUT PROVOCATION FATHER OF THE CHILD BRINGS CHARGES AND NEIGHBORS SAY FITZSIMMONS FAMILY HAVE LONG BEEN ANNOYING. Mrs. John Fitzsimmons, living at 220 North 20th street, was arrested yesterday on, the charge of assaulting Leona Druley, a small child, also liv ing on North 20th street. The charges were brought by H. E. Druley father of the little girl. According IT STILL WORST REMAINS L A GUAGE Rev. Byrne Declares Roose velt's Reform Don't Begin to Touch Spelling. MAKES SPLENDID ADDRESS TELLS AUDIENCE IN ST. MARY'S HALL THAT PEOPLE OF IRE LAND HANG - STARS aRd STRIPES ALONGSIDE "GREEN." "If President Roosevelt should re vise the spelling of the English. lan guage, it would still remain the worst spelled language in the world." Such was one of the most significant state ments of the Rev. Joseph F. Byrne, in his lecture on "The Tie that Binds," THIRD REGIMENT MEMORIAL HERE . : i Uniform Rank K. of P. to Pay Annual Konor to Their Dead in This City. IS HELD EARLY Hi JUNE IN ADDITION TO MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT, FULLY ONE THOUSAND KNIGHTS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE. At the meeting of the Richmond Dl vision, No. 14, of the Uniform Rank f Knights of Pythias, Monday, night, .. : ' .... a committee was appointed to maice arrangements for the Memorial day of the Third Regiment, which will be held in this city in the first or second week to his statement, his daughter was delivered at St. Mary's Hall last of next June. passing the Fitzsimmons home about 30 o'clock last Friday evening, when Mrs. Fitzsimmons rushed out of the house and rudely knocked her over. The child was greatly frightened by what happened and was also injured by her fall. Supt. Bailey said last night, that as f as he could find, the story told by Mr. Druley was correct. The case will come up in ( the city court this morning. For some time the neighbors of the Fitzsimmons family on North 20th street, say that the family has been a source of great annoyance. They say that indecent language has been used by all members of the family and that all that prevented charges being brought sooner, was the fact that no one cared to get the notoriety con nected with such an affair. The Fitzsimmons have a police court record and it is probable that the woman will be severely dealt with in court today. DR. HENRY H. MOORE DEAD One of Three Oldest Men in Union County Passes Away Retired Ten Years Ago. Liberty, Ind.; Nov. " 20. (Spl.) Dr. Henry H. Moore, who . was ninety years old October 16, died at, his, home in this city last night of a complication of aiiments. He was born near Lex? tngton, K, in IS 16, removiing to Brownsburg, Ind.. when a young man. fc-here he began the practice of medi cine, removing after afew years to Indianapolis, where he remained for a number of years. He came to this place about thirty years ago. He retired from practice ten years ago, and he has since made his home with his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Hughes. He was a member of the Christian church and highly respected man. His home formerly was known as the Seminary," a famous school In the early history of the town, which was presided over by William Hautbn, a public educator of great renown. Dr. Moore was one of the threeoldest men of the county. . night. The lecture was largely . at tended and was the source of much en joyment as well as instruction. Rev. Byrne dwelt upon the ties that bound the people of the earth in closer fel lowship, among which were fraternal- ism, strong national spirit and indus trial education, and last of all, but not least language. Rev. Byrne is a young Irishman, and he paid an eloquent tribute to America as the leading nation of the earth, and stated that the Irish people turned their faces toward America, as the land of freedom, although they did not look on it as a foreign country, owing tothe many Irishmen who have gained fame in America and since the Revo lutionary war, when they fought un der Washington, have been among the strongest men of the land. Hestated that the Irish people of today,. in the home country, although still under the British yoke, hung the flag of green and the stars and stripes together, in the face of British au ANOTHER TRUST IS GUILTY VIOLATED THE ELKINS LAW United States Court Finds American Sugar Refining Company Guilty of Accepting Rebates from New York Central Railroad. The memorial day exercise - is the most important celebration during the year, and as a general rule over, one thousand visiting knights are enter tained at each event, In addition to the members of . the regiment. Members from many counties adjoining Wayne, will be present, while Knights from all over this section of the country will be in attendance. The majority of the exercises, con sisting mainly of the memorial ser vices, will be held at Earlham cemete ry, and it is said that some of the most prominent speakers In the Knights of Pythias Lodge,-1 will be here on that date. In addition to the regular me morial exercises, the grand review and drill will be held by the regiment. George Williams, colonel of the reg iment, will select the date and speak ers in the course of the, next few weeks. The committee appointed by the local company to look after the ar rangements, is composed J of the fol lowing knights: Frank Neff, T. J. Golding, August Schroeder, Walter Lichtenfels and Daniel C. Hill. PARALLED ONLY BY KARTJE CASE Third Suit for Divorce by Mil lionaire Lawson Collapses at Brooklyn. PERJURY IS NOW CHARGED PLAINTIFF HAS NAMED EIGH TEEN YEAR OLD YOUNGSTER AS CORESPONDENT SOCIETY AGHAST AT DETAILS. TO CELEBRATE VICTORY Knights of Pythias Will Jollify Friday Night Over Winning the Pallad ium Piano. New York, Nor. 20. The American SugarRefining Company 'was found guilty "of receiving rebates from the New York Central Railroad by . a' jury here" late this afternoon in the Unit ed States District Court, The trust was tried on two counts and the ver dict appied to both." " "If 'thefuirpen alty should be inflicted It would amount to a total fine of $40,000. The charge is the violation of the Elkins law. Counsel for the trust asked for a new trial and Judge Holt, sitting in the case, announced that he would tak the motion under consideration and render a decision probably tomor The Knights of Pythias will cele brate winning the Palladium piano Friday night with a program of speech making, music and a dance. The program which has been prepar ed for the occasion follows: Music Taggart Glee Club. Short Address Chas. E. Shiveiey. Short Address Will Converse. Selected Recitations Mr. Crivel. Vocal Music Pfafflin Sisters. Piano and Violin music ilessrs Woods and Hicks. Dance. ..... ... McMahan Farm Sold. Milt(it Ind., Nov. 20, 4SpI.) Hen ry McMahan has sold his 70 acre farm" south of Dublin to Frank ' Sut ton, of North Dakota, price $3,500. 3r. Sutton " will soon come with his family Snd. make the place their fu ture home. : Publishers Tress J New York, Nov. 20. Paralleled by the famous Hartje case which recent ly threatened to disrupt PittsburR high societj-, is that of Mrs. William M. Lawson, of Brooklyn, whose hus band has unsuccessfully sued her three times for divorce, the last casa collapsing yesterday through the ad mitted perjury of a witness, if the allegations of counsel for Mrs. Law son are to be believed. Edmund L. Mooney, attorney for Lena Lawrence Lawson, went before District Attor ney, Clarke, of Queens" county to night and informed him that he had absolutely conclusive proof that tea - j persons who testified at the former trials committed perjury and that they did .so because they were well paid for It. Had Picked Her Up. The Lawson divorce trial has at tracted much attention in the aiiet city of churches. William M. Law son is a millionaire1 jute manufact urer and about a year ago he first brought suit against his wife for ab solute divorce, naming as corespon dent an 18 year old boy, Allen Stan ley Carmichael. Carmichael proved the chief witness against the woman, he testified that he "had picked her up" through a flirtation on the street and that he had become a member of her household after she had separ ated from her husband." He swore to having had illicit relations with Mrs. Lawson in her home and in a hotel in Brooklyn. Other witnesses gave testimony which was intended to corroborate the corespondent's story, but Mrs. Iawson, taking the stand In her own defense, swore that her husband had conspired to get rid of her and denied in toto all of the stories told against her on the wit ness stand. " Nine of the twelve jury men in the first trial believed Mrs. Lawson but three others held out for the divorce and the jury was finally discharged. The same evidence came out at the second trial, the youthful co-respondent unblushingly endeavor ing to swear away the good name of the fair defendant she is one of the best looking women Hhat has appear ed in a Brooklyn divorce case in sev eral years. As on the first trial, the second resulted in a hung jury. The third trial was begun this week and had not extended very far until it was positively priven to the satis faction of Supreme Court Justice Marean, that Lee Haimewich, a wit ness for the plafntiff who testified to seeing Mrs. Lawson and young Car michael in a room in the Clarendon hotel, had committed perjury. The court Immediately ordered , a juror withdrawn and declared It a mistrial. Haiemwich was arrested for perjury and Is now confined in the Adams street jail, awaiting the action of the grand jury, Were Drilled by Plaintiff. Edmund L. Mooney, counsel for Mrs. Lawson, after investigating the case, announces that he is going to have all of the conspirators punished. He alleges that he is In a position to prove tnat ten persons oi those so far testified against Mrs. Lawson, in cluding young Carmichael, flatly per jured themselves. According to his story all of the witnesses whose evi dence he ; holds was manufactured. were kept at summer resorts along the Long Island shore for weeks at the expense of Lawson; that th' were thoroughly drilled In the stories they were expected to tell on the wit ness stand by a member of the Kings county bar, whose name Mooney is keeping secret; and that for months past all of these witnesses have been drawing a stated weekly stipend from the millionaire jute manufacturer. The allegations in the case have stirred the King's county bar to its center and it is reported tonight that a special grand jury is to be asked for to investigate the charges. Mrs. Lawson Makes Statement. A reporter of the Publisher's Press Association saw Mrs. Lawson in her Brooklyn home tonight and asked her regarding a report that she would re fuse to defend the suit further on the ground that Bhe had no funds with which to proceed. She said: 'That is not so. Although there Is monstrous conspiracy against me which has for its object the dragging of my good name in the dirt, I will not rest until I liave cleared myself. Mr. Lawson would kill me to get rid of me if it were not. for the penalty of the law, and he himself is part of this gigantic conspiracy to besmirch me. Carmichael was a servant; nothing else and I will yet be exonerated." An effort Is to be made to have the case go to tial for the fourth tiaia next week.