OL. XXXI. NO, 309.
Richmond, Indiana. Wednesday, December 5, 1906.
Single Copy, One Cent.
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GUILTY AID MUST
GIVE f HIS LIFE
bry After 5 Hours' Delibera
tion Decides Young Society
Man Murdered Pretty
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
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
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-
I'm ready," was all that Gillette
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
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
Richmond Man Named Counsel
and Vice President of Wis
FOR COMING YEAR
South Side Improvement Asso
ciation Reorganized at
1 Meeting Last Night
ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE
ACTIVE DUTIES WITH NEW CON
CERN WILL NOT MAKE IT NEC
ESSARY FOR HIM TO LEAVE
- i N
Formal notice has been issued in cir-
IMPORTANT MATTER UP
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
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
Californians Incensed at Pres
ident's Attitude and Senator
Rayner Would Have States
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
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
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
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-
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
Will Give Bazaar.
he Ladies Aid Society of Chester
give a bazaar Saturday afternoon
evening in the Chester town hall.
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
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
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.
Tells Why City is in Darkness
from Five till Six O'clock
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
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.rA "i . j .' Ill
Little Fighter Taken to Brooklyn
Hospital Where Small Hope is Ex
pressed of his Regaining his Mentality.
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
Terry's condition will undoubtedly
result in the calling off of his match
with Young Corbett, the only boy
PLANS CALL FOR
to be held in Baltimore the last week
. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
REFUSED A DIVORCE
SERIOUS WORK TO BEGIN
Prof. Earnart to Hold First Rehear
sals for May Festival at Coli
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
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.
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