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TCP A HP IT Otk; ? nr rOL. XXXI. NtO. 324. CONFESSES CRIME AND IS LYNCHED ixty White Men Take Negro Brute from Jail at Annapo lis, Maryland iLL COMPLETELY MASKED KISONER ADMITTED THAT HE HAD ASSAULTED WHITE WO MAN AND SAID HE WOULD DO 17 AGAIN. Publishers Press.J S Armapolis, Md., Dec. 21. Henry Davis, alias Ilor.ry Chambers, colored, :o committed a felonious assault on ,frs. John R. Reid, CO, of Brownsville December, 14, and who confessed hi3 rime, was taken from jail here by a nob of 60 masked men and lynched. ;-fe was strung up and his body riddled Vith bullets. The jail is in the western section of he city and quite isolated. The lynch- rs had no difficulty in securing the Prisoner. Taking him from his cell, hey carried him along the road Iead ng to the scene of his crime, five oiles from here. The plans of the lynchers were kept Wy quiet, as cone except those who itarticipated knew anything about Vhat was to take place. Their move ments were carefully guarded. In a statement after the man was aken from the jail, a deputy sheriff, tuben I. Smallwood, said a man ap peared outside of the jail and rang, aying he had a prisoner. Smallwood aw that the man had no prisoner and Refused to admit him, whereupon he,' Soon afterward 60 men appeared jief n the jail with a whipping post jjnd endeavored to batter down the oor. Unsuccessful with that means hey procured a sledgs- and pick and y-ianagcd to break a hole in th door, through which one of them crawled nd unlocked the door. Then five or Ji men entered the building and pro- eeded to the warden's room, where hey encountered the warden, George , aylor, and Deputies Smallwood and ; fames C. Crouse, and the night watch , 2ian, Frank Marcellus. At the point of a pistol the warden surrendered the keys. In a few mo- i.ients Davis was secured and carried . ut bodily. He made- no resistance. is appearance outside the jail was reeted with yells. He was kicked nd beaten by members of the lynch ig party. At the scene of his crime Davis was ,"lnlw nnoat lnnor! T-To nrain admit- a ,'ed that he assaulted his victim and repeated that he would have done it ving or dead. As he made this asser "ton those who heard him raised a ry, a rope was quickly knotted and ae noose quickly slipped over hi3 ,ead. By this time Davis was nearly un conscious from fright and the blows i itinea upon mm. w niie in mis conui ion he was hoisted up to the limb of tree. Almost before his feet left the round a revolver cracked and a bul- ;t cut a gash through his scalp. It ras the signal for general firing, and t least 100 bullets were shot into his ody. 5 -' After a few minutes the body was "ut down and pieces of the rope and " lothing were taken by many as sou . 'enirs. The mob then disappeared. ' The personnel of the mob is not Jnown, but reliable witnesses to the ccurreTice state that all f those who Composed it were -mng in ap pearance. They a! masks, had ? ueir faces blacktm a mj each was 5'rmed with a revolver. E) The negro was carried through the -"' erferpd When nennle aDneared - at f?he windows they were warned to re- lain indoors if they d!d not want Jarm to ccme to them. The police per mitted the mob to have its way, none JL the officers apparently interfering, f Mrs. Reid. the negro's victim, was onflned to her home some days ir - trious condition as "a result of 1. juries. At first Davis protested his inno- ffUCH ui auj tuuutniuu mini lur jrtmp, but next day after being con ffonted by his victim, who identified 71 im as her assailant, he confessed. 7,tumors that efforts would bo made to vnch the negro were rife ever since ! jig arrest, and several additional ! guards were stationed at the jail. In 1 V00 Davis was convicted of an assault 3ii a colored woman and served two 01 -a rs in the penitentiary for that 4 j rime. Prevailing price 20 cts. u re . ittle be Indication That Turkeys Will Sold Cheaper Than at Thanksgiving Time. N. Despite the fact that there is a y Jjreat "crop" aeiand. there ' of Christmas turkeys on Is no indications that tha Prices to-lr.y will lower than 20 cents III l,0;,nt 'or ressel turkeys. Some laif 'rme-3 yesterday were offering tur- 5eys at 17 cents, but the pevailing rice in tho market is -ents. The jupply . today promises t be larger jaf. for several years at Christmas r ;me and the quality of the offerings ill be m to the standard, H RAMS A SPIKE III HEAD PRISONER TRIES SUICIDE Terre Haute Man in Jail for Shooting His Wife, Tried to Take His Life in a Most Heartless Manner. Will Likely Die. Publlsher Press. Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 21. Abe Rowe, aged 46, .who is in jail here charged with shooting his wife with intent to kill, attempted suicide this morning by holding a spike againit his forehead and ramming his head against tho cell wall. Physicians were called and had to use pliers to extract the spike. Thero is small hope for recovery. NEED KEENLY FELT FOR MARKET HOUSE Highly Probable that Council Will Take Action Between Now and Spring. SHELTER SHED AT 16TH ST. MARKET MASTER WALTERMAN THINKS . BETTER FACILITIES SHOULD BE OFFERED FOR THE EAST END MARKET. ' ' ' ' It is likely that some definite ac- in relative to the building of a new f market house or the remodeling of the old one will be taken by council between now and spring. 1 The urgent need for some modern facilities for conducting a market is recognized by the people In general and by most of the city officials. There has been a diposition on the paft of gardners and others to be lieve that the city has taken little or no interest in providing suitable quarters for the markets, but accord ing to officials talked to there is no such feeling harbored. Marketmaster Walterman, believes that if the south side market house could be remodeled so that it might be comfortably heated, thel e could be a permanent market established, one that would not close for any season of the year. The market mas ter also believes that a shelter shed should be built for the east end mar ket, which as a rule is more largely patronized than the south side. In rainy weather the business at the east end market is greatly interfered with and the public suffers as well as the gardener. The time is coming, and shortly too, it is believed, when the city will have to erect a modern market house and the revenue that will be derived from larger and better quar ters than now provided will be suf ficient to more than pay the running expenses. Council's attention is to i be called to the market house matter before many weeks and action of a favorable kind is anticipated. MANY TEACHERS GOING Richmond Will be Well Represented at State Meeting of Pedagogues at Indianapolis. Between twenty five and thirty five ' of Richmond's school teachers will go to Indianapolis next Wednesday to attend the Fifty Third annual ses- sion of the Indiana State Teachers Association which begins in that city Thursday, December 27. The institute this year is conceded by educational men in the state to be the best that has ever been ar ranged. Among the lights who will attend for the meetings are Dr. Hen ry Van Dyke, Dr. Carroll D. Wright. President of Clark College, Miss Jane Adams of Hull House fame of Chica go, Miss Julia Richman, District Superintendent of New York city and others of importance. Many of the leading state educators will take part in the prognVl. The only Richmond teacher that will speak is Miss Augusta Mering who will speak , before the High school section of the institute in Caleb Mills Hall, of the Shortridge high iol on "Suggestions for the Study ul the English Classic." Superintendent Charles Jordan will attend the meeting of the county su perintendents in the State House Wednesday afternoon. GAVE $100 TO Y. M. C. A. Whitewater Lodge of Odd Fellows Helped Along the Cause at Meeting Last Night "Whitewater Lodge of Odd Fellows at its regular weekly session iast night, subscribed $100 to tho Y. S!. C. A. fund. Tho vote was unanimous. All of the other Odd Fellows bodies will also subscribe to the fund. Richmond, APPROPRIAT THE SECOND VOTE County Council Reconsidered Matter of Fighting M. M. Lacey's Suit. THE VOTE STOOD 5 TO 1 ATTORNEY ROBBINS EXPLAINED TO THE COUNCIL THE DETAILS OF THE IMPENDING LITIGATION FINE POINTS OF LAW. The Wayne County Council at its session yesterday afternoon took a second 'try" at the proposition to ai- propriate $350 for the defense fun 1 of the county in the case of Major M M. Lacey against the county for fees which he alleges are due him as a tax ferret. At a previous session the council failed to appropriate the nee essary money because of a lack of a legal majority. Yesterday all mem bers with the exception of Asa Pitts were present. All voted to appropri ate the sum asked for by the county commissioners, with the exception of J. C. Fulghum, who again voted against it. County Attorney John F. Roboins, who was present, explained lo the council the details of the impending action by Lacey against the county, and said that the county was not op posing Major,, Lacey's claim for any other reason than it was the belief that legally the county had no right to allow it. "If Major Lacey really performed a service for the county," said Attorney Robbins, "and such ser cice could be deemed legal, then the county should pay for it. There are some fine points of law involved in this matter and we think that it can be shown, to Judge Macey, who will hear the case, that the county's con tention is right and that no fees are due Major 'Lace j. The stock in the Morrisson-Plummer Drug CompaTiy of Chicago, which is involved in this case, was not listed for- taxati3n,.but there are assessment blanks preserved to show that the administrator of the Morrisson estate had not sequestered such stock, but to the contray, had written on the assessment blanks that such stock was held but that from legal opinions rtf idered the ad ministrator,' such stock was not taxa ble in Wayne county. The existence of such stock was known to the coun ty taxing officers and the only ques tion involved was as to its being le gally taxed in Wayne county. The county contends that Major Lacey, in placing this stock on the duplicates was merely doing what Vfi county of ficers would have done anyhow. Un der the contract with Major Lasey, it was specified that he should not make returns on property found in Wayne county. The county makes the addi tional contention that the stock which Major Lacey did list was in rjal.ly not sequestered, but its existence was known to the assessors and other tax ing officers, and it was only because of the question involved as to whetuer such property was taxable, that pre vented It from being listed previous to Major Lacey's work. The whole question involved, as relative to the law on the subject. If Major Laser's claim is legal, all right, but if not, the county has no right to paj- it." Major Lacey's contention, it is said, will be that the stock in question had escaped taxation because of the failure of county officers to list it; that he; did list it, and that the taxes apon it were paid for the period extending , back several years during which time jit had not been offered for taxation in ; this county, and that therefore it was, in the tered. meaning of the law, seques GIVEN GOLO WATCH FOB PRESENT TO L. HANDLEY Popular Secretary of the Whitewater Club is Remembered by Brother -Members or Organization Secre tary 9 Years. Following the regular session of Whitewater lodge of Odd Fellows iast night, the annual meeting of Whitewater Club was held and the following officers were elected; Pres. John DarnelL Secy. L. A. Handler. Treas. Will Jones. The charter members of the club presented Secretary Handley with a beautiful gold watch fob as a testi monial for his long and faithful ser vices. He has been secretary since the birth of the club . ncaily nine years ago. Oscar Medearis made the presentation speech anrt Secretary Handley responded briefly. White water club is a social organization and while it has no official connec tion with Odd Fellowship, all mem bers of Whitewater lodge are cligble to membership. 0 OH Indiana, Saturday Morning, Weather Prophet. INDIANA Fair and colder. OHIO Saturday partly cloudy with snow near Lake Erie, colder; fresh west to north west winds. Circulation Statement. Dec. 21 -Nov. 21 - - 4,088 - 3,839 Sept. 21 - - 2,839 1,249 new subscribers have been added during the period between September 21st and December 21st. More than 13 times more new subscribers than the only other local news paper that prints its daily cir circulation claims. These fig ures, therefore, prove the Pal ladium to be more than 13 times more popular among new subscribers than tho other paper. NEW ASSOCIATION HAS GOOD MEETING West Siders Are Addressed by Engineer Charles and Attorney Robbins. TAKE UP LIVE MATTERS BOARD OF WORKS IS ASSURED OF SUPPORT IN SEWER IM PROVEMENT AND CONTENTION WITH STREET CAR COMPANIES The West Side Improvement Asso ciation met last night at the Baxter school, in one of tho most enthusias tic meetings that has been held since the association was first organized. The meeting was thoroughly represen tative of the hustle and bustle of the members of the association. City Civil Engineer Charles and.- Attorney, Byram Robbins were present and ad dressed the meeting. The matters that have been foremost in the west siders minds for the past several weeks, namely the new sewer system and the park projects, were again gone over and plans for their final realiza tion were thoroughly discussed, while the organization voted their help to the Board of Public Works in every way possible. City Civil Engineer Charles spoke on the new sewerage system for al most one -half hour, using a map in the course of his remarks to show the exact route the new system would pur sue ,and what would have to be done ir it was constructed. it was aaown that owing to the scatterfed condi tion of the homes of West Richmond, that several alleys,- now closed, would have to be opened, and the names of property owners would have to be se cured to a petition asking that they be opened. It is probable that Ihe Board of Works will allow this matter to rest in' the hands of the members of the Wrest Side Improvement asso ciation. Mr. Charles stated that just as soon as the smaller details of the sewerage system were mastered and the warm weather once more visited Richmond, the work on the sewer would probably begin. In his address on "Citizenship," At torney Robbins showed the true char acteristics of citizenship, in all its phases. The first part of his address was devoted to the legal rights of cit izens, while the latter portion was de voted to the social duties which the citizen had to perform. During the course of his remarks he lauded the interest taken by the members of the West Side Improvement Association, in the city of Richmond, and especial ly the western and newer portion of the city. The matter of bringing the various interurban companies to time in re gard to franchises and especially the Indianapolis and Eastern, was dis cussed and the association vot2d fts assistance to the Board of Works. The members of the association hope that as soon as the franchise matter reaches final settlement, they will Uien have the privilege of getting more city cars on the West Side. At ihe present time the city lines are a sore spot to the West Sid.ers, and they hope to have some definite time table es tablished across the river. The pop ular saying among the members is that "cars "run across the river when ever they feel able." At last night's meeting. Prof. C. K. Chase, chairman of the Public Build ings and Grounds" committee, reined hi3 position, and Charles Fraacisoo was selected to succeed him. The matter of holding a public not ing to all tho residents of the West Side was also discussed and if plans j do not fail in the meantime, a great I the company a suite of rooms cn the public meeting will be held in the Sec-' third floor of the building. The ond English Lutheran church some! change is made in order to give eas time in January. As yet the Waterier access to the records of the conn- for the affair has not been decided j ty. The company's business una- - Jcxeasins: rani'dlv. - December 22, 1906. RUMORS OF A BIG TRJCTICII MERGER It is Said that Eastern Capi talists Have Their Eyes cn This State. NEW LINES SOUGHT FOR PROPOSED NEW CASTLE AND RICHMOND BRANCH WOULD BE AFFECTED IF PROPOSED DEAL GOES THROUGH. Indianapolis, Dec. 21, (Spl.) In the local traction circles jufct now there is a rumor that negotiations are on for the purchase of the new independent lines being built by the Indianapolis, New Castle & Toledo Electric Railway Company and the Indianapolis, Crawfordsville & West ern Traction Company by a third and outside interest, which would consol idate the two roads on their comple tion and thereby have an east-and-line extending entirely across tho State. The Indianapolis-New Castle line extends from this city to New Castle, with branches from that point to Richmond, Winchester and Muncie, a fourth branch from Shirley to Ander son and a fifth branch from Maxwell to Greenfield. It is also projected east from Winchester to Toledo, O. The Indianapolis, Crawfordsville & Western has Danville, 111., for its ter minus, so a merger of the two roads would give a lino from the western boundary of Indiana through Indiana polis to the eastern boundary. At Danville the Indianapolis and Craw fordsville line will connect with the McKinley traction syndicates in Illi nois, so the proposed merger would unite electric systems in Ohio, Indi ana and Illinois. Easterner Examines Lines. The rumor followed a visit to this city of an Easterner, who spent a week here examining tho two roads under construction and the traction terminals in Indianapolis. He talked with many electric line men and noted down his observations, but con fided in no one, so far as is known, relative to the mission that brought TflMTliere: Men who talked with him declare that they do not know whom he represents or in what capacity he was here. His name is also with held, although he is described as hav ing the personal appearance of one able to buy a traction road if he should see fit to do so. He kept to him self for the most part daring his stay here, and made his business calls to the offices in the Traction Terminal building brief and formal. A deal of speculation was indulged in relative to the man. because of the mystery which attended his mission. Several days after the -stranger had given up his room at the Clay- pool Hotel it was rumored that he had been here for the purpose of as certaining the feasibility of baying the two lines named. It was Intimat ed to that he was associated with financial interests not hostile to the Allis-Chalmers company, which builds traction roads and equips them. It may be, however, that this intimation springs from the fact that the Allis-Chalmers company is aiding in the construction of the two roads. READY FOR CABLE WORK ALL THE CONDUITS LAID Home 'Phone Company Expects the Cables to Arrive Any Day Now and Stringing Them Will Once The Building. Begin at The Richmond Home Telephone Company laid Its last wire conduit some time ago and the underground system is now complete and in readi ness for the reception of the cables. The company is expecting the con signment 'of cable at any day and im mediately upon its arrival a force of men will begin "stringing" it through the conduits. The plicin"; of the wire will follow and connections with the overhead system made. The work on the company's headquarters building on North 9th street will not be far enough advanced to permit of the installation of the automatic switch boards for some time to come, but every other detail of the new ! plant will have been completed. Earty in the spring the company s new plant will be in readin&ss for op erating purposes and the sift from the call system to'the automatic will be quickly made. Move to Court House. The W'ayne County Abstract Com pany, now occupying the Xewkirk building- near Main and Fourth streets, will next week move its office I into the court house, the Board of County commissioners having leased is in- MRS. UN IS HELD AS IS ALSO HER SON Sister cf the Murdered Dayton Girl is Allowed to go by Magistrate Wagner at the Close of the Prelim inary Trial, I Publishers Press! Dayton, O., Dec. 21. Collins Gil man, charged with being an acces sory to tho murder of his sister, Dona Oilman, was held to the grand jury by Magistrate Wagner at the close of the preliminary trial today. Mrs. Gil man, who did not appear at the trial was also held. Fayne Gilman was dismissed. PREPARATIONS TO GET MORE TRADE Board of Works Begins Syste matic Canvass for Light Plant BusinesSc WILL DOUBLE CAPACITY MANY LARGE USERS OF ELEC TRICITY WILL PATRONIZE MU NICIPAL PLANT WHEN IM PROVEMENTS ARE MADE. The Board of Works has compiled a list of business houses and factor ies which use electricity for lighting but who do not use the service from the city. Many of these business men are heavy tax payers and it is argued that in not patronizing the city plant they are but adding to their burdens of taxation. Many of these already have of their own ac cord expressed a desire to shift from the service of the Light. Heat & Power Company to that of the city and will do so as soon as the city's plant has added its new equipment. The Board of Works is making a con scientious effort to build up the city light plant business and by this means add to the revenue of the city. Tho fact is being impressed upon the minds of business men and others that this is true and in consequence there is more of a disposition to rally to the support of the city plant than ever before. With its increased ca pacity the city plant will be enabled to serve well almost twice the num ber of patrons now on Its list and there is every reason to believe that the effort will be eminently success ful. CITY GETS THE CONTRACT Municipal Plant Will Furnish Power For The Motors at Hoosier Drill Plant. It is said that the officers of the American Seeding Machine Company have.definitely settled upon the in troduction of electric motors to pro vide power for the machinery that will be used in the new part of the Hoosier Drill plant now being erect ed. The city will provide the power for this service and it is likely also that the city will furnish the power for the Hoosier's electric light sys tem. Ladies of G. A. R. Elect. The Ladies of the G. A. R. at their annual meeting yesterday elected the following officers: Pres. Mrs. Lou Williams. Junior Vice Mrs. Mary Peer. Chaplain Mrs. M. J. Marshall, Treasurer Mrs. Mary Graham. Secy. Mrs. Ella Howe. Conductor Mrs. Mary Modi In. Guard Mrs. Mary Young. Delegates to State Convention Mrs. Mary Young, and Ella Howe. Mrs. M. J. Marshall was elected "an alternate delegate. DYNALITE IS INVENTED Ohio Man Makes Explosive SaiJ To Be More Powerful and Less Dangerous than Dynamite. Publishers Press.J Painesville, O., Dec. .21. -"Dyna-lite," said Frank H. Briggs, inventor, -is the coming explosive for blasting purposes. . More powerful than dyna mite and much safer to handl?, it will, I am confident, prove a success." Briggs was working in his little shop between Painesville and Fair port, where he has conducted his ex periments for a Ions time. The Fairport villagers respect his ability and fear his invention. Dy calite may be perfectly safe, but thev f must be shown bclore thy will ?-e too lclose. - Single Copy, One Cent. CHILDREN GIVEN A PAINFUL SPILL Dobert, Clarence and Ireno Haas Thrown from Wagon Yesterday Morning. THE KING BOLT BREAKS CLARENCE WAS BADLY CUT ON THE HEAD, SEVERAL STITCH ES BEING NECESSARY TO CLOSE WOUND. As a result of the king bolt of a wagon snapping in twain yesterday morning. Robert, Clarence ami Ircnn Haas, children of Joseph Haas resid ing on the Buhl farm southwest of Earlham college, were thrown from the vehicle and all wore Injured to a greater or less degree. Clarence aged 10, received Injuries, the most severe being a deep cut extending across one check and over the bridge of the noae. The children were , enroutu to school, Robert, tho oldest or the trio, driving. They were proceeding t fairly good hpeod when the king l1t broke lcttiug the wagon bed drop and pitching the children Inadlong uioii the frozen ground. Clarence was found to be badly hurt and his broth er and sister carried him into tho home of a family named Stewart near Earlham cemetery and medical aid was summoned. A half dozen stitches were necessary to close tho gaping wound in the little fellow's head, but he bore his sufferings mail; fully. In addition to the cut upon the face another cut was found be neath the chin and it was such as to indicate that the boy in falling had struck the dash board of the wagon. The little girl was considerably bruised about the face and body. Robert was the lucky one of the trio, his injuries being very slight Jos Haas, father of tho children, is a brother of E. M. Haas, couuty clerk.' LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE ATTY. MEEK IN -THE CITY Clifford's Lawyer Goes Through Records at Court House in Order to Get Information to Help Him In Suit Against City. Sylvester Meek, attorney for Free mont Clifford, tax ferret, was here yescerday morning' searching for a special line of evidence to be used in the suit of ClirTord against tho city which is now under way at Green field, Hancock county. Attorney Meek wanted certified copies of the assessment blanks fill ed out by holders of property which Clifford listed for taxation under the head of segucstered taxable proiierty. Attorney Meek wanted to show by these assessment blanks that the property in question bad not been lis ted from the yr 281 i ii to the time that Clifford placed it upon tho dupli cate. Deputy Newlin and Attorney Meek spent several hours in the record room going through the dingy vol umes and when they emerged they looked as if they had been hunting rats under a barn. The debired blanks were found, however, and cer tified copies were provided the attor ney. f IS CONFINED TO HIS HO 1E County Treasurer Myrick is Surferinj Much Pain with a Badly Swollen Foot. County Treasurer Myrick is confined to his home with a badly swollen foot, the result of. a strained joint Sotnj time ago Mr. Myrick suffered greatly from the foot and was laid up at homo for a day or two. Thursday ho jour neyed to Indianapolis for the purposo tf making the county's settlement with the State, and before he reached home his foot had swollen to almusf twice its natural size. Yesterday ho was unable to leave his room. Hen's jovial dispos'1'011 aDi hoarty laugh are two adjuncts of the court house whicii are quickly missed and everybody about the building is hoping that ha will soon be back. $400 FOR MAKING A FILL County Council at Session Yesterday Set Aside Money to Repair th McGrew Bridge The Wayne County ciiiCil at Its meeting yesterday appropriated $40o for the work of constructing tne fill at the McGrew bridge. At the last session of the council au appropria tion was .made for this work but it was discovered afterwards that the amount was not sufficient to covrr the cost and the county commlasioa era asked for an extra sum..