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OL. XXXI. NO. 296.
Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday Morning, November 21, 1906.
Single Copy, One Cent.
'. Dan Engelbert Detected in
Act of Opening a Letter and
Taking Money from it by an
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
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
INDIANA Rain, colder in south, rain
or snow in north Wednesday;
Thursday fair, fresh to brisk north
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.
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
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
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
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.
Whitewater Lodge Exemplifies
First and Second Degree at
John Morris While Intoxicated Falls
Main Street Cutting Gash . .
Over His Eye.
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
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
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.)
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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.
Mrs. John Fitzsimmons Rudely
Knocked Over Little Miss
Leona Druley. -
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
Rev. Byrne Declares Roose
velt's Reform Don't Begin
to Touch Spelling.
"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,"
. : i
Uniform Rank K. of P. to Pay
Annual Konor to Their Dead
in This City.
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
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.
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
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.
Third Suit for Divorce by Mil
lionaire Lawson Collapses
at Brooklyn.
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
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.

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