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ADIUMo H 1L JO OL. XXXI. NO, 309. Richmond, Indiana. Wednesday, December 5, 1906. Single Copy, One Cent. k n n n i U D GILLETTE F GUILTY AID MUST GIVE f HIS LIFE bry After 5 Hours' Delibera tion Decides Young Society Man Murdered Pretty "Billy" Brown. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Rain Wednesday; Thurs day clearing and colder; fresh northeast winds, increasing. OHIO Fair Wednesday,-fo!lowed by rain in west portion by night; Thursday snow or rain and colder; fresh to brisk northwest winds, shifting to east. RISONER ON HEARING VERDICT WIRES FATHER 'hen Sheriff Went to Get Doomed Man He Found Him Playing Solitaire To Be Sentenced Thursday. Publishers Press. Herkimer, N. Y., Dec. 4. Chester llette, charged with the killing of ally" Brown, was found guilty of irder in the first degree tonight by b Jury which had the case under de- eration for five hours. The verdict ift returned shortly after 11 o'clock. alette took the verdict stoically. He 11 be sentenced on Thursday tuorn- to death In the electric chair at burn. It was just five minutes to 11 o'clock ken the spectators in the half filled lirt room heard four distinct knocks the door of the jury room. Ev- one knew that the verdict had rn reached. Deputy Sheriff Halley nt to the door and the foreman told n that they were ready to report Was Playing Solitaire. Budee Devendorf and the counsel re tsent for and Under Sheriff Klock nt to the jail to bring Gillette. The soner w-as playing solitaire when h sheriff told him that he was want- in court. I'm ready," was all that Gillette 1. Manacled to Klocke, Gillette was ught to court. There was o'y a inkling of a crowd on the outside kourt and Gillette was not molested he went to hear his doom pronounc by the twelve men "good and true." le took his seat in court showing ie evidence of nervousness. He denly arose and changed his seat, his eyes never loft the door of the m where the jurors were waiting the court to convene. udgo Devendorf took his seat and lied the court to order. The jury 1 into tho room and took their ts. buietly the roll was called and the rk of the court, Ivau T. Berney, in tost inaudibjo vo'ec. asked: Have you, gentlemen of the jury. lived at a verdict? oreman Marshall Haich arose from seat and replied in almost a whis that the jury had reached a ver- STAflR TO TAKE PROMINENT- PART Richmond Man Named Counsel and Vice President of Wis consin Central. DIRECTORS NAMED FOR COMING YEAR South Side Improvement Asso ciation Reorganized at s 1 Meeting Last Night ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE ACTIVE DUTIES WITH NEW CON CERN WILL NOT MAKE IT NEC ESSARY FOR HIM TO LEAVE R4CHMOND, HOWEVER. - i N Formal notice has been issued in cir- IMPORTANT MATTER UP DIS- OF NATURE OF IT WAS NOT CLOSED BUT IT WILL BE MUCH BENEFIT TO THE CITY THE LOT SALE. At the regular meeting of the South Side Improvement Association last night the" following directors were elected for the ensuing year: Adolph Blickwedel, Matthew Von Pien, Cash Beall, Frank Von Pein, Conrad Zwis sler, Frederick Miller, Alton Stolle, Hams Koll and Chris Bartel. The directors will hold a meeting soon and from their numbers will chooso the association's officers. At the meeting last night a matter cular form from the office of the sec.-!it wouId be best to anuounce at the retary of the Wisconsin Central Rail road, announcing that Henry C. Starr, of Richmond, has been elected vice president and General Attorney of that road. Mr. Starr already has assumed the duties of his position. This does not mean, however that he is to sever his residence and business relations with Richmond, for ho will remain here. Mr. Starr's connection with the Wis consin Central- dates from the time that W. A. Bradford, president of the C. C. & L., became the controlling fig ure in that corporation, Mr. Starr be coming a stockholder and being elect cd a member of the board of directors. Mr. Bradford was elected president of the Wisconsin Central some weeks ago, and this was followed by Mr. Starr's election to tho vice-presidency and chief legal counsel. present time was discussed. One of the directors assurred the Palladium last night that the matter under dis cussion was of much consequence and would be of benefit to the city. He did not feel at liberty to disclose the nature of it however. The books for the lot sale are now ready. Those desiring to bny lots in the Beallview addition should see Cash Beall, Adolph Blickwedel, Mat thew Von Pein or Hams Koll. Two hundred of the Jts are now being offered for sale and a number of them have already been spoken for. The j lots sell from twenty to two hundred ; and twenty five dollars. THE OREAOED Jf.P QUESTION FLAMED FORTHJESTERDAY Californians Incensed at Pres ident's Attitude and Senator Rayner Would Have States Control Schools. THE MESSAGE TO CONGRESS. NEEDED GROUND BOUGHT DR. LYONS ON "IRELAND" LARGE CROWD ATTENDED illette stirred in his chair and his d rose to his face as if to ward off low. x What is your verdict?" We find the prisoner guilty as rged by the indictment," came the wer from roreraan Haicn. First Thought of Father. illette's face fell forward for an in- ht. There was a shuffling of the ; of messengers hurrying to flash bulletins of the conviction to the graph operators. Gillette quickly hvered and reached for a pencil in pocket. Nervously he wrote a sage to his father. It read: "Dear her, I am convicted. Will write.' enator Mills, senior counsel for Gil e, asked that the jury be polled one Pleasant Passed Church and Instructive Evening at the Reid Memorial Last Night Japanese Tea St. John's Lutheran Church Gets Land on Which it Will Build New Structure Soon. and Social Hour. (Continued on Page Two.) UNTRY CLUB ELECTION WARD DILL, PRESIDENT wfaf Golf Committee Named to As- trtain if Interest in Game is Suf bient to Employ Expert Instructor ext Year. a enthusiastic meeting of the mem- of the Richmond Country Club held last evening at the club e and the annual election of offi resulted as follows: k-esident Howard A. Dill. cretary John V. Poundstone. heasurer John II. Nicholson. iccial Golf Committee Clarence nett, C. A. McGuiro and Dr. Gros- ir. lie function of the special commit is to ascertain the sentiment of golf-playing menibershipp of the . with a view to determining, ther a special instructor in the e shall be procured next spriing also to decide upon various other ters pertaining to the game. The ident. secretary and treasurer will name the standing committees of club. The total membership of R'ch"ond Country Club at this Is 260. Will Give Bazaar. he Ladies Aid Society of Chester give a bazaar Saturday afternoon evening in the Chester town hall. hission free. A large crowd greeted Dr. S. R. Lyons at the United Presbyterian church last night to hear his lecture on "Ireland"' and they were both well pleased and instructed upon the man nerisms and condition of the people of the Emerald Isle. Dr. Lyons gave a brief historical sketch of the Irish people showing the great influences which had kept them a servile peo ple, even up to the present date. With the use of the stereopticon, he gave a geographical description of the island showing many interesting views. After the lecture an Irish tea was served by the ladies of the church and a social session spent. The trustees of St. Jonh's Lutheran church have purchased ground in tho Schwegman addition, Seventh and South E streets, which had been un der option for some time, and :ow own a plot of sufficient size to carry out their building project. The new edifice which will house the congre gation of John's will be built next spri. - or at least begun at that time. Steps are to be taken immed iately to have plans drawn up for the structure w.hich is to be of imposing architectural design. McCORMICK CHOSEN AS PRINCETON'S CAPTAIN f Publishers' Press. Princeton, X. J., Dec. 4. James B. McCormick, 100S, of Boston, was to day unanimously elected captain of next seasons Princeton football team. McCormick has been a regular mem ber of the University team for 3 years, playing position of full back. lie was placed upon the 1905 All-Am-erican team and has proved himself to be the most effective ground gainer that Princeton has ever had in the backfield. I BOARD LL EXPLAINS SI 00M Tells Why City is in Darkness from Five till Six O'clock Each Day. NOT AN ECONQMIC POLICY LACK OF SUFFICENT CAPACITY AT LIGHT PLANT MAKES IT NECESSARY TO GIVE POWER TO COMMERCIAL LIGHTING. USED LIQUOR TOO FREELY TERRY M'GOVERN INSANE . L v 0; h .rA "i . j .' Ill Little Fighter Taken to Brooklyn Hospital Where Small Hope is Ex pressed of his Regaining his Mentality. Publishers Press.J Brooklyn, X. Y., Dec. 4. Overindul gence in intoxicants is what the phy sicians in the Kings couuty hospital declare tonight to be the cause of Terry McGovern, the pugilist being committed to that institution for ob servation. Should the m "pride of Brooklyn" show no improvement iu his present condition it is thought that he may have to be committed to an insane asylum. Friends of the Brooklyn boy are inclined to ie belief that his 'mental breakdown is complete, and If such should happen to be the case the ring will lose one of its most popular fight ers. Terry's condition will undoubtedly result in the calling off of his match with Young Corbett, the only boy PLANS CALL FOR FINE DORMITORY to be held in Baltimore the last week of January. . McGovern has practically been off color mentally for some time, but be fore his recent fVrht at Philadelphia with his two times conqueror, he seemed to have regained his health. GREAT LACK OF INTEREST A QUORUM NOT PRESENT MRS. HARRY K. THAW. Harry K. Thaw, slayer of Stanford White, has been cheer! dailv dnrtm his incarceration in the Tombs prison by visits from his young wife, who wa Evelyn Nesbit on the stage. Young Mrs. Thaw's devotion to her husband ii his unhappy predicament Is one of the Interesting features of this celebrate case. That Mrs. Thaw possesses "the fatal gift of beauty" no one disputes. . The fact that Richmond i wrapped in a pall of darkness each night from sundown to 6 o'clock, has been a sub ject of universal comment and much complaint recently and the erroneous impression has prevailed that the Board of Public Works from a stand point of economy has fixed a 6 o'clock schedule for turning on the electric current, regardless of the prevailing I conditions. President Merrill of the Board of Works said to the Palladium last night that the reason for this seem ing neglect upon the part of the city was due to circumstances which would soon be remedied. ' Between 5 and 6 o'clock each evening" said President Merrill, "the very peak of our electrical load is being carried. The closing hours of the shops re quire light; the business 'houses which close at C o'clock are using great numbers of lights between 5 and 6 o'clock and with the city plant's overcrowded load, it would render this commercial service bad to add on the load require to light the streets. Of course the Board rec ognizes that it is to serve the public and it means that the electric lights shall be turned on at the earliest possible moment, - but at the same I time under the circumstances of hot competition offered by the opposing company we cannot afford to give inferior commercial service. As soon as the new electrical machinery is in stalled, which will be within the next few weeks, our capacity will be so greatly increased that there will be no further difficulty on this score. The street lights will be put into service at dusk, instead of waiting, as now, until the load is relieved by the irimic mnienM ihac closing of business houses and fac-; JtlMnJI t JAUKoUni WHO tories. We want the friends of the city light plant to bear with us just a few weeks and the defect will remedied." Earlham College to Have Model Home for Male Stu dents in Bundy Hall. ASKS PRESIDENT TO TELL THE ENTIRE WORLD SUCH Believed that California Mem bers of Lower House Will Press an Anti-Japanese Im migration Bill. Page 3 of this issue is given ever to the President's message. DESIGN BY W. S. KAUFMAN APARTMENTS WILL BE IN FORM Washington, P.1 C, Doc. 4. The Jap anese situation, which has given every; indication of being an acute ore, flamed forth in congress today. While the members of the California delega tion I nthe House were up tnarms over the manner iu which the President treated of the subject In his message. Senator Rayner of Maryland, who last session attacked the administration upon its Santo Domingo policy, intro duced a resolution directinig the Pre in dent to notify all the world, Japan in cluded, that the states have exclusive rights over their own scltook?. The Rayner resolution went to tho table, upon tho suggestion of Its au thor, from which it can be called by the Senator when he has prepared tho speech whirii he oxpocts to deliver uion it. The open indignation of the Califtr- nia members in tho lower branch, .19 openly manifested in the cloak room, gives good reason for the belief thit they will, at an early daj". Introduce and press for consideration and an l Japancso immigration measure. Lynch Law Denounced. When the message was received ty Congress, printed copies were laid up on the desks of the senators-and rep resentatives before tho readi ng was begun. Close attention was efven the subject of campaign contributions by corporations. Interest was somewhit slacked until the clerk reached the topic of shocking crimes committed in the south when the Ieg!slatufes wt 1 p and took notice over tho emphatic da- OF SUITE, EMBRACING ON E 1 nunclation of lynch law and of thot-o STUDY ROOM AND TWO BED ROOMS. W. S. .Kaufman, the local archittect, who was awarded the contract for drawing the plans for the Epileptic vil- "who, whether from folly, from evil temper, from greed for office, or in spirit of more base demagogy, indulge in the inflaniatory and. incendiaiy speeches ad writings which tend 1i arouse mobs and to bring about lynch ing." As the '. reading . clerk droned through topics relating to the differ ences between capital and labor, em- lage at New Castle, has also been giv en the contract of drawing tho plans ployers' liability, tho regulation of cor for the new $50,000 boys dormitory j porations and inheritance and income at Earlham. Several out of town architects sub- who ever took his measure, scheduled ; nutted plans for the building, but none Impossible to Hold Monthly Meet ing of the Commercial Club Last Night as Sufficient Members Were Not in Attendance. The Commercial Club did nat hold its monthly meeting at the rooms in the Masonic Temple last night be- j cause a quorum of the members was not present. Representatives of the West Side Improvement Association was as complete as those of the lo cal firm. When completed the building will be 163 feet long, and 83 feet deep, while the general shape will be that of the letter H. One of the most novel fea tures of Mr. Kaufman's plans is that they call for a small study room with each two bed rooms. The entrance to the rooms will be gained through the study, while the two bed rooms will be off from the stu- room. Each, set of three rooms will accommodate four students. In case the dormitory should become crowded, which is not expected, because it will accommodate one hundred boys, more than four stu dents can bo placed in the three rooms. The building will be three stories high. On the first floor in addition to the students' rooms, large parlors will be provided. On the second floor the Governor's suite of rooms will be built, while on the third floor consider able space will be given up to the hos pital. Spacious bath rooms will be provid ed on each floor. It is thought by the Earlham author ities, that the building can be started early next spring, and probably can be tax suggestions, the legislators had leafed the pamphlet of 53 pages to the top'.c on "international morality,, which demanded fair treatment of ail immigrants who come to the United States "whether they are Catholics c r Protestants. Jews or. Gentile; whether they come from England, Germany, Russia, Japan or Italy." Every Word Read Closely. Every word of this was read closely. The far western men disliked the dec (Continued on page two.) STRICKEN AT THROTTLE ENGINEER RAY IS DEAD next fall term. were there and intended to submit a plan in regard to the opening of , completed before the beginning of the Riverside Park, which would make it a city wide movement instead of mak ing a matter of excljsive interest to the West Side Improvement Association. CHANGE ON ROCK ISLAND be REFUSED A DIVORCE SERIOUS WORK TO BEGIN Prof. Earnart to Hold First Rehear sals for May Festival at Coli seum Tonight, The regular weekly rehearsals of Judge Fox yesterday in listeriug to the testimony in the divorce case of Jennie Jackson against Bernard JacV son indicated that it was not his pur pose to grant the decree and the at torney in the case withdrew its sub mission. The evidence, in the mind of the court, was not sufficient. Of System West of Missouri River D. E. Cain, General Manager to Retire January 1. Griesinger Funeral Held. Cambridge City, Dec. 4. (Spl.) The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Griesinger Publishers Press.J Topeka, Kas., Dec. 4. It was an nounced officially tonight that the office of general manager of ihe Rock Island system, west of the Missouri river, will be abolished January 1. D. E. Cain, general manager on that date retires from the service and the business will be handled from Chica go by F. A. Melcher. the May Festival Chorus will be re- j was held at the home on Maple street sumed tonight vand these rehearsals l this afternoon'at 2:30, Rev. Trout of- To Initiate 16 Candidates. Cambridge City, Dec. 4. (SpL)- While on His Regular Run . From Madison to Cambridge City he Wat Stricken With Apoplexy Was a Well Known Trainman. Cambridge City. Dec. 4,-(SpL) James Ray an engineer on the J. M. &. I. R. R. was brought to this city last night and taken to the home of K. P. Diffenderfer, an engineer on the same road, where he expired u few hours afterward, as the result of a severe stroke of apoplexy. He wai making his regular run out of Madi son to Cambridge City, when he was stricken. As he fell back In his cab, his fireman called to tho crew fo help, and Mr. Diffenderfer, who wan returning home understood the signal and went to his aid. Ray was 63 years of age, and leaven a wife and three grown children, two of whom are married. His eldest son John T. Ray, of New Albany, cam! after the body this morning and ac companied it to 'North Madison, where the funeral will take place to morrow. Ray was well known and was one of the most trustworthy mer on the road. Matoaka Council to Meet. Cambridge City. Dec. 4. (Spl.) will be held at the Coliseum and will J ficiating. A large n imbsr of friends Sixteen candidates will be initiated in " Matoaka Council No. S3. D. of P.. will begin at 7:43 harp. All members j and relatives attended. Those from to the mysteries of the Maud Muller confer the degree of adoption on sev are expected to be present as Prof, a distance were 'Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Degree, No. 20, Friday night, Dec. 7. eral candidates Thursday evening. Earhart expects to begin the serious i L,. Carey of Muncie. Interment at . Several of the candidates are from Mil- J Dec. 6. Refreshments will be served work of the winter, 'Riverside- ton- " by members after the work.