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MOM) ADIUMo 'OL.XXXI. NO. 3 15 J Richmond, Indiana, Monday Morning, December 101906. Single Copy, One Cent- Tin TED A AVfHG MANIAC USES REVOLVER Oil STREET CAR ills One and. wounds Two Before He is Finally Knock ed Through Window by Fearless Motorman. EETS TRAGIC END WITH A SHOT THROUGH HEART lusual Tragedy Occurs at Jackson, Ohio, in Which El more McNeill May Be Thrice a Murderer. Publishers' Press-1 Jackson, O., Dec. 9. Elmore iwc- 111, twice confined in the Athens ylum became suddenly insane while lng on an interurban street car ar here this afternoon. He urea 6 shots at the conductor and miss- both shots striking Superinten- ht of Schools J. E. Kenneson. Mc- ill then shot and instantly killed arles White, a street railway em- jye who sat opposite to him. Geo. n Atta, a piano salesman, of New- It, Ohio, attempted to take the re iver from the mad man and was ally wounded. Motorman Stiles 3n rushed into the car and with h ol knocked McNeill through the ndow. ' : McNeill jumped up before the pas hgers could capture him and start on a run toward the city. The thorities were "notified by tele- one but before policemen reached b scene McNeill was shot and killed Charles Livesay, one of the own i of the Jackson Mill and Lumber rapany. Livesay was walking near his Jme when McNeill approached, re- liver in hand. Before he had time fire Livesay drew his revolver and kit McNeill through the heart. prof. Kenneson is in a serious con- Ion and Van Atta. the traveling in, Is said to be dying tonight. L D AGE AT A DINNER Mary Parkins Observed 84th Birthday and Had May Aged Women at Her Home. Milton, Ind., Dec. 9. (Spl.) Mrs. .ry Parkins was 81 years old Friday, c. Sth, and in honor of the day, her ughter, Mrs. Christ, with whom she ikes her home, gave a dinner par Among the guests was Mrs. therine Wallace, whose birthday is same qa.y ana ner age K.J years, e other guests and their ages were: s. Elizabeth Atkinson, 76; Mrs. Ly i Ferris, 74; Mrs. Rebecca Wike, 79: s. James Ewers, 77; Mrs. Elisha onson 81; Mrs. Richard Sills, 68; s. Carrie Boyer,' 68. The combin agea are 690 years and the average ar 76 years. 3EIGHT business grc.vs O. Baker, has Been Put in Charge, of Freight Traffic on Dayton & Western. , JC. O. Baker, formerly city ticket ent for the Dayton & Western In chmond and lately passenger and ight agent for the entire road has cn made general freight agent and rcafter "he will give his time ex lsively to superintending the mov ie of freight on the line. The in- fease in freight traffic has been rap- thus making necessary the change general passenger agent to do the brk formerly handted by Mr. liak- la to be appointed soon. aRRY GIVES UP PLACE cal Polo Player Will not Play on Independent Team Representing Hamilton. Tarry Parry who played at Hannl i with the independent !o!o team resenting that city, last, week ha3 hied not to take a permanent ee on lie team. As It is now or- nized the club plays but one game week and Parry does not feel like Iking the trip each week. just for game and he does not want to (e up his position here and go to rallton. Efforts are being made to m another league in Ohio Including milton and it is thousrht the leme will materialize after the ho!-' vs. Parry may then consider the tter of playing with the Butler mty quintet. ' 4 THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Ram, colder , Monday; Tuesday fair; fresh northeast winds. OHIO Rain Monday; Tuesday proba bly fair; fresh northeast to east winds. TOUCHES OF REAL WINTER FELT HERE LAST WEEK Temperature Kept at City Pumping Station Shows the Thermometer to Have Varied Considerably Only Orte Clear Day. There were some touches of real winter during the week ending Satur day at midnight, though the tempera ture showed a disposition to vary con siderably from the first to. the last day. The two coldest days were Sunday and Friday. On Sunday the highest registration of the mercury was 36; the lowest. 16. On Friday the highest was 32; the lowest 19. The highest temperature of the week was, on Thursday, 60 being the maximum. The rainfall for the week was 60 of an inch. Only one day, Tuesday, was en tirely clear. The temperature by days as report ed by Walter Vossler, voluntary ob- server at the Water company's jump-j lng station, follows: Hight. Low. December 2 36 16 December 3 40 S2 December 4 29 18 December 5 .............. 52 26 December 60 32 December 7 32 19 December 8 48 18 PYLE SELLS HIS FARM Fred Brown Buys Hazelwood Breed ing Farm on Arba Pike Sonsid y eration About $10,000. . Z. B. Pyle, proprietor of the Hazel wood Breeding Farm, seven miles north of Richmond on the Arba pike, has disposed of the place to Fred Brown, a farmer of that vicinity. The consideration is said -to -h have - been $10,000. Mr. Pyle, however, retains his blooded horses, the stable includ ing H':elwood Hal, (2:13) the pacing stallion. During the comparatively short time that Mr. Pyle was located at Hazelwood farm he established a wide reputation in his line and has been eminently successful. He has not decided definitely where he will locate but is sure that he will not leave Wayne county. Patrolman Hebble Sick. Patrolman Harry Hebble is confin ed at his home 1129 Main street with sickness. He has not been on-duty for the past two days. 4 The exact na ture of his . ailment is not known but his physician states that he has a se vere attack of fever. One Immigrant Who CAMILLE CLIFFORD, MODERN CINDERELLA AND FUTURE LADY ABERDARE. Camille Clifford, who recently married the Hon. Henry Lyndhurst Brace, on and heir of Lord Aberdare, is sometimes called the modern Cinderella Miss Clifford came to the United States five years ago as a, steerage passenger from a Norwegian port, where she had been nsed as a household drudge by her mint. She ran away. She was seventeen whn she reached Boston, wliere she hired out as housemaid, scrubbed steps and did the usual duties of her position. It was not long before it was discovered that she had both talent and beauty. She joined an obscure theatrical company, rose rapidly, went to London as the American "Glbnon girl and became a reigning stage beautv. At the death of her father-ln-Ianr the immigrant girl willbecome Ladx Aberdare, ' , JHUTUHr -HOLDS SHEET Eariham Students Will Strive for Honor of Going to State Contest. IT LOOKS LIKE SMELSER WINNER OF LAST YEAR'S CON TEST AGAIN IN COLLEGE AND IS SAID TO HAVE SPLENDID SUBJECT. What should be one of the best or atorical contests that has ever taken place at Eariham College will be held this evening. The keenest interest is being taken by the students and various opinions are expressed as to the probable winner. The race has however, In the minds of the majority narrowed down to Smelser and Miles but others insist that their favorites will put up a strong fight for first place. test last year is an excellent speaker and his production last year received a high rank on thought. Miles is New Student. Miles is a new student from Ore priri T To hast hart rnnsirtoMHu Ptnor ience in speaking and at the primary contests at the college those who heard him were delighted with his grace and delivery. The man of the a strong bidder for a place, some are looking forward to his carrying off first place. Hoelcher is an able speaker and debater. Gardner, Moorman and Mote the remaining contestants will enter for the first time the college contest. All manuscripts were submitted to the judges on thought and their grades will be handed in Monday. These judges were A. W. Macy, Chicago, 111., Miss Ruby Davis, West Town, Pa., and Rev. Clarence Case of Rich mond. ., Jt -fges on Delivery. The judges on delivery are Rev. Alfred Ware, Richmond, Prof. W. M. Trueblood and Prof. Elbert Russell of Eariham. Jn addition to tne oratorical pro gram several musical numbers will be . rendered by the .Ladies' Double Quartet and the Men's Male Quartet. Music at First M. E. . , . Mrs. Aleathe Logan sang the solo The Gate of Life," by Piccolomini, at the First M. E. church last night. Miss Pearl Friedley took the place in the quartet of Mrs. Ray Longnecker, who was unable to take part because of the illness of her little daughter. Game Was Postponed. Cambridge City, Dec. 9, (Spl.) The game arranged for between the Tigers of this city and the West End er's of New Castle, to be played on the L. E. & W. grounds this afternoon was postponed on account of bad weather. Has "Made Good" NIGHT RUPLE IS BAILED OUT LANDWEHR TO THE RESCUE Well Known Horseman Paid Board Bill and Thought that Would End the Matter, but He Was Compelled to go $25 More. , William Landwehr, a well known horseman of this city, came into con tact with the many intricacies of the law yesterday with a jar. Landwehr wished to get John Ruple, the man who was accused of beating a board i bill from the Windsor Hotel, out of i the city bastile and thought that the way to do it was to settle the bill. Landwher, who became acquainted with Ruple during the latter's short stay in the city, and took pity on the man in his trouble, so he went to the Windsor yesterday afternoon and made a settlement with "Mein Host" Whelan. He then journeyed to po- ! llce. headquarters expecting to have Ruple released, but then found that before the latter could be allowed to go free, a $23 cash bond would have to be placed for Ru pie's' appearance in police court this morning. Ser geant McManus took "the green" and Ruple was allowed to once more get a breath of the free outside air. His case will be heard in police court this morning HIGH LICENSE LAW LIKELY TO PASS Local Saloon Keeper Says He Don't Think Measure Would Lessen Drinking. REASONS ARE SET FORTH f ' DAYTON AND OTHER OHIO CITIES ARE CITED BY HIM WHERE PEOPLE, HE CLAIMS, ARE AS INTEMPERATE AS BEFORE. Richmond saloonists have been ap prised of the fact that there likely will be an effort-made t the coming session of the Indiana Legislature to enact a law which will provide a $1,000 retail liquor license fee. It is xinderstood that the liquor dealers of the State will lobby against the pro posed measure, though none of the local saloon men talked to could give any information on this subject. One Richmond saloon proprietor- said: "I should not be surprised if such a law were enacted. The style has been set in Ohio and in the city of Chicago. It is my humble belief, however, that the measure will not do what temperance people have hoped for it. All claims made by them are to the effect that as high license" will lessen the number of drinking places, so therefore, will it diminish the drinking. Cites Dayton and Ohio Cities. In a degree, a very small degree. this will be the case. But look at Dayton and other Ohio cities. The small 'fry have been frozen out be cause of high license. Drinking has een concentrated to a few places and he proprietors of these places are loubling their profits. But brewers and whiskey distillery men say that as much beer and whiskey is sold in Ohio now as before the high license came. Again, the, law fails as a reve nue maker. A hundred saloons pay ing a moderate license fee will give the government of a state or city as much revenue as an exorbitant li cense paid by half the number. As I said before, however, I will not be sur prised if the legislature passes a high license law. I would continue in bus iness just the same ifhd I would nat urally expect to double my business ad probably would, for there will be less competition." HAD USED COLD STORAGE Walter S. Ratliff Shows What "Old Wayne" was up Against at Hor ' ticultural Meeting. Walter S. Ratliff who had charge of Wayne County's exhibit at the re- cent meeting of the State Horticultu- , .i.... ! ral Society at Wayne" won several last night that first prizes at the meeting, and had it not l;en for the fact that several other exhibitors had access to cold storage, and preserved several kinds of fruit in excellent manner "Oid Wayne' would have landed higher in the first class. TO INVESTIGATE CHARGES Claimed That Government Contrac tors are not Adhearing to the Eight Hour Law.. , Publishers" Press. Portsmouth, X. H., Dec. 9. United States Marshall Xette today served summons on several government em ployes of the navy yard to appear at Concord, on December 11, to give evi dence before the -federal grand jury in regard to the alleged violation of the S hour law by contractors engag ed in doing government war& sX the navy yard. ' . ' PRESIDENT GIVES QUICK ANSWER TO BELLAMY STORER In His Characteristic Manner Rnnspvplt Mak-ps Plnin Dealings He Had With the Former AmbaSSadOr. STORER CHARGED WITH DISHONORABLE CONDUCT His Use of Private Correspon dence is Criticised and Un gratefulness Severely Con demned. Xl'aehintrfnn TV C TlPP S Presi- ,A , . . . i dent Roosevelt issued a statement! from the White House tonight in ans wer to the correspondence made by Bellamy Storer, in which President Roosevelt was charged with having intervened at the Vatican in behalf of Arch-Bishop Ireland and then hav ing been guilty of a grave injustice in criticizing Mrs. Storer and in re moving Bellamy from the diplomatic service. The Presidents statement takes the form of a letter addressed to Secre tary of State Root, and bearing the date December 2. It consists of cor respondence that has passed between the President and the Storers and his explanation of them as bearing on the matters of the controversy1. Charges Dishonorable Conduct. The President charges the former ambassador with dishonorable con duct in putting down the substance of private conversation; declares that it is "hard to find the exact word to criticize Mr. Storers efforts to twist the meaning" of a letter written Mrs. Storer in reference to 'sending her husband as special ambassador to the wedding of the King of Spain; brands as untrue the statement that he authorized Storer to present his desires to the Pope; quotes a letter to show "Mr. Storers statement false" relative to the allegation that the President counseled circumtVect con duct; denies knowledge of Storer ev er having called at the Vatican, and characterizes Storers charge that he did as "pure after thought." Says Storer Was Rebuked. The President says that Storer was rebuked for having written a letter to Senator Hanna complaining of the manner in which Consul Hurst was dismissed from the service. Storer offered to resign, but asked that his retirement be made to appear yolun-, tary and the President in response said there was no occasion for his resignation. He said he regarded the incident as closed. In commenting upon this matter "and in concluding his letter to Secretary Root, the Pres ident, says: "With peculiar perfidy Mr. Storer now seeks to turn this act of cordial, and I think I may add generous, friendship on my part, into an attack upon me by treating my refusal to accept his resignation as an endorse ment of his position in the matter of the Vatican, to which there was ab solutely no illusion whatever of any kind or sort in his. letter of resigna tion. This bare recital of facts is in" itself the severest possible condem nation of Mr. Storers disigeluous ness." ' FUNDS ARE EXHAUSTED CANNOT BORROW MORE Teamsters' Union Has Spent $60,000 in Defending Its Leaders and the Street , Car Union Refuses to Loan Them Needed Money. Publishers' Press.J Chicago, Dec. 9. With the $60,000 , ....,, , , , . , defend the leaders of the teamsters or?ani?t!" frm? .V: frge! exhausted, President Fitzpatrick, of the Chicagorderation of Labor has named a committee to secure $10,000 more, and even this, It is admitted may not be enough to conclude the case. The teamsters' treasury is complete ly exhausted and an attempt was made some time ago to borrow $10,000 from the street. car men's union, a proposi tion which the latter organization promptly refused. DATE SET FOR ARMY AND NAVY BALL GAME Publishers' Press. Annapolis, Mi, Dec. 9. May 23 has been selected as the date for the sixth annual baseball contest between Army and Xavy and the game will be playedi at West Point, according to mutual agreement, the series of victories now standing. Army 3, JN'avy 2, and it Is in teresting that neither team h-as von on its own grounds. . MISS BASS RETURNSHOME LIKES STAGE VERY MUCH Will Visit Here Until Christmas and Then Will Return to Life Behind the' Footlights Has Splendid Of- . fersv - ; i iuiss lsaneu itass wno nas oeeu making a Western tour with "The j Gingerbread Man opera company has returned home for a several days vLsifc Although Miss Bass liked the company and her work very much she grew home sick for Richmond and decided to return until Christ mas. The "Gingerbread Man" com pany is now playing engagements in Illinois. Although Miss Bass can re turn to the company she just left at any time this season, she chooses, she may accept a position which has been offered her with the Do Wolf Hopper company. She also has an offer from "The Umpire" company soon to open in New York for a long run. Miss Bass says that her com pany had boens playing to packed took part, in a sextette stunt of song auu vie iiv v . ADVANCE IN PRICE OF MILK LIKELY Dairymen Say Expenses Are Too High to Permit Price of 5 Cents a Quart. MANY LEAVE THE BUSINESS FEEd, LABOR AND EVERYTHING CONNECTED WITH RUNNING A DAIRY ARE SAID TO HAVE GONE UP CONSIDERABLY. It is one of two things for Richmond milk consumers in a short time, if the present condition keeps up either do without milk, or pay more than five cents a quart for it. Dairymen ' of Richmond are now complaining that the expenses connected with conduct ing their dairies is too high to per tnit them to continue selling milk at five cents a quart. They say that the cost of feed, of labor, cows and all necessaries connected with supplying the public with milk has greatly ad vanced, while the price of milk has re mained the same. A number of dai rymen have been forced out of the business in this city as well as in smaller towns throught the county. Several have tried the business seeing that the field .was not fully taken, but did not remain long at it. About all who now supply the people of Rich mond with milk are the old time dairy men, who have so fitted up their farms for the purpose that they cannot well leave the business without a loss. How Expenses Have Advanced. Milk sells for five cents in Richmond now and sold for that ten years ago, yet the price of brand and middlings sold for cow food is $20 per ton where It was formerly $7 and $8. Hay sells from $12 to $16; was formerly about $6. Corn -ranges from C3 to 53 cents per bushel in contrast with 20 and 23 cents ten years ago. Labor is thirty to forty per cent higher", while the price of milk cows is greatly advanc ed. As one dairyman, whosupplied a large part of the city, put it, the milkmen are barely ekeing out an ex istence. He scouts the idea of there being such a thing as a milk trust un less ' it could be done among the creameries. The creameries send tlfeir wagons out to the farmers to buy up milk and pay such a price that the farmers will not sell it to local dairy men. Kicnmona miiKmen say tnat it might be that the creameries so con trol the price of butter that they are able to pay a good price for milk and hence will force up the retail price. t Cambridge City, the price has al- gady r been advanced to seven cents and still there is not enough to supply the demand. Bible Study Class. There will be a meeting at the Grace M. E. church this evening at 7:30 o'clock, for the purpose cf or ganizing a bible study class, j Don't Let up! Do ! Your Buying Now! t Don't let up! Continue shopping early early in the day and early in De cember! It means so much to the shop girl who must stand for hours behind the counter waiting up on throngs of anxious holiday buyers. Consider others! It Is just as easy to do your shopping NOW, when the stores are not so crowded as during the final days before Christmas when they are pack ed -with serging masses of hu manity. SHOP. EARLY EARLY . IS THE DAY AXD EARLY IX DECEMBER. CLASS OF FORTY MIMED WITH FINE CEREMONIES Knights of Columbus, Assist ed by Out-of-Town Degree Teams, Add Materially to Their Membership. THE ENTIRE DAY GIVEN OVER TO FESTIVITIES Occasion Perhaps the Most Enjoyable Richmond Coun cil Has Enjoyed in Its Histo ry The New Members. THE NEW KNIGHTS. The members of , the class which yesterday received the three degrees of the order of1 the Knights of Columbus, follow: Rev. Michael O'Flanagan, Thos. Brennan, Harry H. Brehm, Jos. S. McDivitt, Louis S. Foley, F. P. Quigley, P. J. Conned, P. P. Kel ler, John Hoffman, W. J. Hamil ton, C. V. Ringhoff, C. O. Sauer, M. J. Cunningham, Jas. Oates, M. O'Donnell, C. Roach, H. C. Rohe, D. Harrigan, H. J. Pohl meyer, A. W. Ringhoff, H. B. Geier, Jas. P. Dillon, M. H. Rat terman, Ges. C. Zwissler, Geo. L. Thomas, J. N. Noland, John J. O'Dea, Geo. Pfarr, E. Roach, C. H Shafer, L. C. Gausepohl, Harry F, Noland, John F. McGrath, Wm. Hobin, Robert A. Luken, James P. Garvey, Fred Foley, Leon B. Huck. Richmond council. Knights of Co lumbus, added to its membership roll yesterday when a class of about forty received the degrees that took them into full fellowship in the order; it also added substantially to its repu tation for hospitality by entertaining a large number of Knight3 from sur rounding towns and cities. The oc casion was perhaps the most enjoy able that Richmond Council has ex perienced in its history and certainly no similar function given under the auspices of any fraternal organiza tion in Richmond was more success fully carried out. Special High Mass at St. Mary's Catholic church in tho forenoon was attended by Richmond Council and the visiting .Knights. The conferring of the three degrees occupied most of the day, the con cluding ceremonies taking place ,1n the evening. The stuff from Rich mond Council exemplified the I- irst degree; Cincinnati council's staff, the second and Himllton council's staff. the third. The latter staff was ac companied by M. O. Burn, district deputy of the Knights of Columbus. The beautiful and Impressive ritualis tic work of the order was never more forcefully exemplified In all degrees than yesterday. The work was done in the Odd Fellows hall. Feasts of Good Things. A noon-day feast was served by the Ladles Auxiliary of the Ancient Or- (Contlnued to Page Five.) A COW BELL BEING USED - V TO PROTECT THE SKATERS When Bandmen See There is a Spil'' on Floor at Coliseum Th'ey 'Are Supposed to Make Good Use of the Bell. - The members of the Richmond Cify Hand now have to perform a doublo duty at the Coliseum. In addition to playing, they have to keep a sharp look out for any "spills' that occur on the floor while the people are skatintr. and should any body take a sudden, liking to the floor and perform fancy "stunts" on their eyebrows, the mem bers of the basid have to ring a lare bell to warn the other skaters to look out. The bell resembles a cow bell to a great extent, and when it p-al rang out Saturday night for the first time, the skaters almost fainted with fright. Owing to the great number of skaters on the floor each skating night, a fall. by any one, is dangerous as many are always sure to follow and -It is thought that the use of the bell Mil greatly protect the skaters, as they can hereafter look ahead whea the gong rings, v. CUT RATE DRUG STORE Courts at Indianapolis to Determine If They Can be Maintained -First Decision Given. Right of a retail drug dealer to cut the price on patent medicines is in volved in a suit at Indianapolis, the preliminary ruling in which has been decided in favor of the retailer, it being held that a wholesale company cannot discriminate among its cus tomers. The case has been appealed and a final ruling is awaited Willi La-j terest. "' " '