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rig: MOM) ,ABIUM0 A WOL. XXKl. SO, 329. Richmond, indiana, Saturday Morning, December 29, 1906. Single Copy, One Cent. PRES. CASSATT IS CLAIMS HUSBAND IS RESIDENT HERE DRUNKENNESS HEAD LIST TASTE OE TURKEY AND GODD THIKGS FORGERY CHARGED NOTED RAILWAY EXECUTIVE DEAD. DEAD AT HIS HOME T POLICE REPORT FOR YEAR y n ' PA AGAIIS PR S AOI. toort Ut lift' Hi PHILADELPHIA lead of the Pennsylvania Rail road Passed Away After : Repeated Denials Had Been Made of III Health. DAUSE OF HIS DEATH I io niMCM mo ovupnoe 3reat Railroad Executive Suf- i f nnnrl Mn-h C!rro AfforU nf ICI bU III L4VI I vmiiisv nivuwn wi Whooping Cough Contract ed from Grandchildren. Publishers' Press. rriiadeiphia, jmc 2. Alexander j. paSsatt, president of the Pennsylvan!a Railroad company, died suddenly Fri day afternoon at 1 o'clock. The an ouncement of hla death was made rom his office In a bulletin, which fitated that he died of heart disease. The symptoms were those known to rrfaon ns Stokes-Adams syn pope and, as is often the case under hese circumstances, death was in stantaneous. Cassatt's health was impaired by an ittack of whooping cough he contract ed from two grandchildren during the jjummer after his return from Europe. Several times his health was reported o be in a precarious condition, and ach report was emphatically denied, .10 that the public was not expecting jo receive such a startling announce ment. f Death occurred at the residence at J202 West RIttenhouse Square, sur rounded by members of the family at lorae at the time. Early in October Cassatt felt much better and went regularly to his office or several weeks, when he was at acked by a heavy cold. His exac' "onditlon was not publicly known and 'his cave rise to the many rumors of lierlous illness. He recovered suffi ciently to resume his duties, and was lit Broad street station regularly until Dec. ,8. his birthday. That was the ast day he was at his office. Since hat time he ispent much of his time hiving and at his home transacting fjnly the most important business brought to his attention. He was oui ;J riving last Monday. Although not feeling as well as he iad been Cassatt rose from his bed Friday, but did not leave his room, frhe family was not alarmed, as he feemed to be in good spirits, and none Jiad the slightest thought of death. bout 1 o'clock, while sitting In a ? hair, the final attack came. He was nstantly rendered unconscious, and tils attending physician arrived only o find him dead. I MOURNING FOR 30 DAYS. 4 ' - r . . a- n - weep nespeci jor ueccasea nan- i, . -- .- Publishers' Press. New York, Dec. 2S. The news of e death of President A. J. Cassatt, if the Pennsylvania railroad, was re ceived with expressions of deep sor ;,ow and regret at the offices of the x)ng Island railroad this afternoon, 'ir. Cassatt had closely identified himself with the interests of the Sl'ini' Inland railroad ivhlrh la now ' 1 1 . 1 T 1 1 11 J .ixti iiiijuviiiij i u i ii 14 ,v nuu ti ui i iv ii "Ivor the line. President Ralph Pet- j rs was a very close personal friend 'f Mr. Cassatt. and the two were in frequent consultation, not only as to flatters affecting the Long Island Railroad system, but concerning the A.-ork of the big tunnel of the Pennsyl vania railroad under the East and l'orth rivers and Manhattan Island, hich Mr. Cassatt considered the p?; (Continuea on Page Two.) Ofc FOR A CODIFICATION l?rosecutor Jessuo Thinks Many of I the Ancient Criminal Laws Should be Weeded Out. 0.j Prosecutor Jessup said yesterday -nat he believed the coming session ' if the legislature would be doing a j.ockI thing if it should order a com- iLiete codification of the criminal laws re Indiana, l'rosecutor Jessup is of ICne opinion that thre are many an- reiient criminal statutes still in force ouf which little or nothing is known Kind which should be weeded out. Jtril'r onnrnnv ARRESTED a Ii Speed Taken in by the Police on a of Having Stolen ' O - a Brass Castings. re t- VM Sneed. colored. whns nickname I lb?ttaspberry,, has brought him much' btoriety, was arrested yesterday on a giharge of stealing brass castings from .e Pennsylvania railroad company, will bo arraigned today. If V- - ' ' VI PRESIDENT CASSATT RELIEVED OF HIS OFFICE AT LUST Spartansburg Postoffice Has Been Abolished by the Fed eral Authorities. E.J.RICH, A HAPPY MAN HE HAD TRIED TO GET RID OF THE OFFICE BUT HAD A HARD TIME IN DOING SO MAIL TO BE SENT TO CRETE. The troubles of Earnest J. Rich, the Spartansburg postmaster, who moved to Richmond last October are over, and he will not be reauired to make his weekly trips to that hamlet in order to settle up the business, if the dispatch received , yesterday is correct, and every thing points to that effect. In a dispatch to the In dianapolis Star from Washington Louis Ludlow says: "The strenuous efforts of citizens of Spartansburg, Randolph County, to prevent the abolishment of the post- office at that place have failed. An official order for the discontinuance of this office on January 15 was Issu ed today. The mail will be sent to Crete and thence distributed by rural carrier." Mr. Rich resigned his position as postmaster at Spartansburg the first of October in order to locate in busi ness in this city. He thought that his resignation had been accepted as he had named an appointee to fill his place and the ijostofflce department sent an application blank to secure the names qf the patrons of the Spartanburg office, sanctioning the man Mr. Rich had named. Mr. Rich thinking all was well moved his fam ily to Richmond leaving his father in charge of the office. The other man never received his appointment from the postoffice department at Washing ton, and hence Mr. Rich had to act as postmaster against his will even though he was a , resident of Rich mond. His appeals to Congressman Cromer of the Eighth district were unfruitful, and it was not until he had made an appeal to the Federal authorities, that the matter was fin ally decided. Mr. Rich received the announcement with a sigb of relief, as the office at Spartansburg was a dead financial loss "to him as he had to pay the rent for the store room in which the office was located. Mr. Rich is inclined to think that the loss of the postoffice at Spartans burg will greatly enhance the busi ness of the community owing to the fact that the farmers and merchants used the money order department of the office, as a medium for banking purposes. Over $10,000 worth of business of this kind was' done each year. CAPITAL STOCK $400,000 Richmond Home Telephone Company Makes an Increase From $150. 000 Notice Filed. Because of the additional value holdings, including real , estate and equipment, of the Richmond Home Telephone Company, the capital stock of the corporation has been In creased from $130,000 to $400,000. Formal notice to this effect was filed yesterday at Indianapolis with the Secretary of State by J. W. Moore, an officer of the company. OF THE PENNSYLVANIA. 16 WERE KILLED AND 31 IIIJORED Fast Express Train Collides with Snowbound Local at Aberdeen, Scotland. MANY EXPOSED TO COLD I Relief Slow In Reaching Injured on Account of Terrible Blizzard That Has Been Raging for Forty-Eight Hours. Publishers' Press. Aberdeen, Scotland, Dec. 29. As a result of a rear end collision Friday night between a local and express train from Aberdeen to Arbroath, six- j teen persons were killed, thirty-seven ! seriously, some of them fatally, in jured, while scores of old passengers ' suffered severely from exposure to the cold before they were finally rescued. The accident occured a few miles : from Arbroath, where the local train was snowbound. The signals becom ing clogged with snow, refused to jwork and a clear track was set for I the express, which followed in the wake of the local. The engineer of the express kept his train running at a high rate of speed and not until j he 'was close upon the rear end of the , accommodation, was he aware that a (collision was inevitable. He immedi ' ately put on the air brakes, but they had no effect and in an instant the two trains met. Relief trains were at once despatch- ' ed to the scene from Aberdeen and Arbroath, but the heavy blizzard which has been raging for the past for ty-eight hours, greatly retarded the . work of the rescuers. j The dead and wounded were extri- ; cated from the wreck as quickly as possible and the wounded were giv en temporary relief by the physicians who accompanied the relief trains They were then put on trains and ta ken to Aberdeen and Arbroach, : where they were placed in hospitals. It is feared that several of them will ' not survive their injuries. I A temporary morgue was erected ! near the scene of the wreck, where those who were killed were placed. As soon as the dead and injured had been taken care of, the work of rescu ing the other passengers was taken up, but not until they had suffered se verely from exposure to the cold and snow, were they taken from the wrecked trains. Both trains were a mass of wreck age, and the work of clearing away the debris continued until well into the night. The road was blocked for sev eral hours. TWO PERISHED IN FLAMES Mrs. Charles Abbott, Victim of a Fa tal Fire at Woodbury, N. J. Had Visited Here. Xaihan Garwood yesterday received a telegram from Woodbury, N. J., in forming him that the home of his . niece, Mrs. Lewis Starr, was destroyed j by fire early in the day and that Mrs. ! Charles Abbott, mother of Mrs. Starr, 'and a sister of Mr. Garwood, perished I in the flames. Mrs. Abbott was about j 63 years of age. She was known to a number of Richmond people, having visited here- Mrs. Emma A. Swain Arrested in Newark on Charge of Shoplifting. NOT KNOWN IN RICHMOND ALTHOUGH THE WOMAN SAYS SHE FORMERLY LIVED IN CITY LOCAL POLICE KNOW NOTHING OF HER. New York, Dec. 2S, (Spl.) Accus ed of shoplifting but declaring she is a kleptomaniac and that she is ncf responsible for her light finge!r, a middle ageJ soman is a 'prisoner in the police headquarters, Newark. She says he name is Mrs. Emma A. Swain and that her husband is a wealthy citizen of Richmond. Indiana She had been stopping in a boarding house since she 'arrived in Newark, two weeks ago. The woman, who was dressed in deep mourning, was discovered by a woman detective in a Broad street department store depositing stolen articles in an opening in her skirt. When she was searched it was found that she had two pockets In her skirt, each extending nearly to the ground. They were such as the professional shoflifters use. They contained about $200. worth of jewelry, pocket books, gloves, and other small artic les. She also had in her possession, a woman's hunting case gold watch. This, she admitted she had stolen from a jewelry store in Dayton, O. When questioned the prisoner ; would say little about herself, except : hat Richmond, Ind., was her native : town, and that her husband is still there. Ten years ago he had left her, she. stated, because of the un pleasant notoriety she had brought on the family through her weakness for taking what belonged to others. ' NOT REMEMBERED HERE. If Mrs. Emma A. Swain, whose ar rest in New York, is detailed in the above dispatch, ever resided in Rich mond, none of the numerous persons of whom inquiry was made by the Palladium last night, have any recol lection of her. It Is evident however, that the woman formerly resided here but undoubtedly the name of Emma A.' Swain is ficticious. It is regarded as likely that she would give an assumed name under the cir cumstances. G. W. DICKINSON IS DEAD OUTCAST FROM HIS FAMILY Well Known Character About Town Died Yesterday at the Reid Memo rial Hospital Trustee Took Charge of the Remains. George William Dickinson, aged about fifty years, a well known char acter about town, died at Reid Memori al hospital yesterday morning. " He was a charity patient at the hospital j i . , . t . , . , ... , , . and it is said that his death, indirect-. ly, was due to dissipation. Dickin- son was a rrinnl and dissointA hahit rendered him an outcast of his family. As neither relatives r,or friend! As neither relatives nor friends claimed the body, the hospital author-' ities notified the Township trustee yesterday afternoon and by the, order of that officer the body was removed to the undertaking parlors of Doan & Klute, South 8th street Xo funeral services will be held, but the inter ment will take place this afternoon. GOING TO INDIANAPOLIS Demas S. Coe Will Take Position on Staff of the News During the Legislature. Demas S. Coe who has been a mem ber of the reportorial force of the Pal ladium for the past year, has resign ed and next week will go to Indiana- pons to taKe a place on the staff ot time even in winter, "said Mr. Xew the Indianapolis News during the ses- j kirk "Last week on the days when sion of the General Assembly. He will return to Richmond in the spring. A DELIGHTFUL BANQUET Young People's Christian Union Held : Social at Reid Memorial Church Last Night. One of the most delightful social events at the United Presbyterian church in several months was the banquet and social held last nig.it in the dining hall o the church, the members of the Young People's Christian Union participating. The tables were beautifully decorated and a sumptuous repast was served. Following the banquet officers f or the ensuing year were elected as fol- lows : Pres. Jeanette Von Pein. Vice Pres. Sherman Brown. Secy. Martha Scott. Treas. Forrest Farrow. Up to Yesterday 634 Arrests Had Been Made by the Department, 269 of Which Were of Liquor Victims The Other Charges. The report of the police department for the fiscal year which will end with the close of December, shows that a total of 634 arrests have been made, up to and including yesterday. Drunkeness headed the list of causes, there having been 269 victims of in temperance who were arrested daring the period. Five arrests were made for forgery; seven for grand larceny; twenty for pettit larceny; three for assault and battery with intent to kill; three for highway robbery; one for burglary and one for murder. For : violations of the liquor aw tC-re i were 42 arrests. Vagrancy, suspic ' ion, assault and battery and various j other minor causes are designated for the remainder of the arrests. TD .RETIRE FROM ACTIVE BUSINESS President James J. Hill An nounces He Will Quit Har ness July 1, 1907. A REMARKABLE CAREER HIS ELDEST SON WILL SUCCEED HIM HILL'S LIFE SPENT IN HELPING TO DEVELOPE EM PIRE OF NORTHWEST. Publishers' Press. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 28. Jas. J. Hill, president of the Great North ern Railway and probably the most picturesque and remarkable charact er of the railroad and financial world today, will retire from active business and active management of his many mammoth enterprises July 1, 1907. This announcement comes from Mr. Hill himself. His successor will be his eldest son, Louis W. Hill, now first vice-president of the Great Nor thern, who possesses in large degree the exceptional genius of his father and who will still have at his disposal the guiding hand of "the Empire builder of the Northwest." From time to time in the past few years there have been rumors that Mr. Hill was planning to retire. The definite time for the retirement has never been announced until today when Mr. Hill himself named the date for get ting out of the harness. "I have planned to retire as soon as v l:1!, ;: ;,:; CI, tZ wok oi a meume u 7?? m Lnr? tnat win enaure. or n"y ;farf. or eTer "nce "Mm the Wavne Circuit Court When f . . birthplace at the age of 18, Mr. HiU has followed steadily his dream of the o mr,iro in came io oi. raui ii um uia wuauiau, Northwest, and at the age of 68. he i m ith ,b nnnllh- , win retire with his work accomplish ed T. J. NEWKIRK llf CITY Declares Thst Southwest is a Great Country Tells of the Mild Weather There. Thomas J. Xewkirk, formerly of. Richmond, now in the land depart ment of the Rock Island, was in Richmond yesterday a short time transacting business. He is now lo cated, temporarily at least, at Little Rock, Ark., and he declares that the Southwest is a wonderful country for those seeking Investments. "We are but a step from the good-old summer zero weather prevailed an Indiana I was driving along a country rod that was dusty and in the door yards of farmers I saw roses in bloom." INCREASE CAPITAL STOCK First National Bank of Hagerstown Shows Signs of Prosperity After Short Life. The First Xational Bank of Hagers town will soon increase" Its capital stock from $30,000 to $50,000. The institution is about one year old and took the place of the Commercial Bank, a private institution, which went to the wall as a result of the misappropriation of its funds. The First Xational of Hagerstown is one of the solid banks of Eastern Indiana and in an unusually short time has I 1 established an enviable refutation, Three Hundred Poor Children Enjoy Annual Feast of the Penny Club. SHORT TALKS WERE MADE THE REVS. CASE AND WADE SPOKE A FEW WORDS IN KEEP ING WITH SPIRIT OF THE HAP PY OCCASION. Between 230 and COO children, whose ages range from five to fif teen years, were the delighted guests of the women of the Richmond Pen ny Club In the Pythian Temple yes terday afternoon. The occasion- was the annual Christmas entertainment and dinner for the poor boys and girls of the city and the expenses of the affair were met by Daniel G. Reid. of New York, in accordance with his custom. Perhaps yesterday's affair was the most successful ever held. The children began to reach the temple early in the forenoon and they dis played remarkable patience in wait ing for the dinner to be served and for the distribution of toys, dolls and candy which followed. . Short talks were made by the Rev. Mr. Wade of the First Methodist church and the Rev. Clarence M. Case, of South Eighth street Friends' church. There were numerous visi tors who seemed to derive great pleasure in witnessing the merry making of the children. The dinner was sumptuous. Two hundred pounds of turkey were consumed in addition to all the trimmings that combine to make a Christmas repast complete. The children displayed marvelous appetites and as a rule they missed nothing that was on the menu, from turkey down to pie. In addition to the toys and dolls that were distribu ted, each child received a bag of can dy and an orange. The little folks left the temple with light hearts and if they had any troubles of their own, they were buried under the thoughts of the happy day which the Penny Club and Daniel G. Reid had provid ed. TAKES BLAME HIMSELF GEORGE HICKS CONFESSES Admits that His Brother Had Nothing to Do With Attempt to Get Fifty Dollars from First National Bank by Raising Check. George Edward Hicks, the young heero. who tried the "jret-rich-auick" I -heme, raising a $3 check to $50. but! j failed to push it through the bank when h offered it. will be arraigned arrested Hicks imnlicated his brother, Jd' k8 that though inuidy"KB' U"1U y1'- l"u"u made an endeavor to cash the .,, . , j ' ramlulef check, the actual work of raising it was done by Findlay. Yesterday Findlay was taken into custody, but it was but for a short unfinished when it was dismissed. By time. It was evident from the stories request of the district attorney. a spe of the two men that Findlay was tell-' cial grand Jury was drawn for the sole ing the truth when he denied all J purpose of taking up the insurance knowledge of the transaction and that I cases. The real activity, however, be- George Edward was adding another crime to the first one by his false ac cusation. Before the Inquiry had proceeded far, George Edward made a clean breast of the whole affair and said that his brother Findlay was innocent. Hicks will plead guilty when arraign ed in the circuit court and will ask for leniency. K. G. E. ELECTION HELD William Isenhour Is Named Past Chief Installation to Take Place Next Thursday. The Knights of the Golden Eagle have elected the following officeis: Past Chief William Isenhour. Xoble Chief A- W. Xoss. Vice Chief William Bricker. High Priest Xate Blue. Clerk of Exchequer Henry Harris. Keeper of Exchequer J. B. Beck with. Master of Records J. H. Bailey. Sir Herald W. H. Moon. Venerable Hermit H. Barker. Trusttee J. H. Bailey. All members are requested to be present next Thursday, as officers are to be installed. Poor Season for Trappers. Milton, Ind., Dec. 28. (Spl.) The trappers report the poorest season for several years. A few days ago Clark Brattain and Cyrus Philport duz out 7 skunks from pelts of the odorous animals sold for $10.30. AND EAIRCHILD Former Vice President and a Trustee of the New York Life Company Indicted by the Grand Jury. HAND OF LAW FALLS ON HIGHLY PROMINENT MEN Perkins Gives Bond in $10,000 for His Appearance and Fairchild is Now in Europe Careers of Officials. Publishers Preas.J Nw York. ijve. -S. George W. Per kinS. formerly vice president of the New York Lite Insurance company, and Charles S. Fairchild, a trustee of the New ,York Life Insurance com pany, were Indicted by th grand Jury on a charge of forgery In the third degree.' The indictments were based on what is known as the Prussian bond trans action, in which it is charged that a false statement was made by the New York Life Insurance company, in order to satisfy the government of Prussia as to the securities held by that com pany. Perkins is a member of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., and Fairchild was secretary of treasury in the Cleveland cabinet, after the death of Daniel Manning in 1SS7, until the end of the term in 18S9. Perkins appeared In court and gave ball in the sum of $10,000. Fairchild is in Europe. When Perkins was arraigned he en tered a plea of not guilty, reserving the right to withdraw the plea at a later date. He was given until Jan. 21 to file demurrers. Bail for Perkins was furnished by J. P. Morgan, Jr., who pledged the house at 229 Madison avenue, valued at $300,000, and Cleve land H. Dodge, who pledged six acres of land valued at $50,000. The grand Jury's investigation of the affairs of the New York Life Insur ance company, which resulted In the indictments was a direct outgrowth of the investigation of the insurance companies by a legislative committee a year ago. r So voluminous was the testimony taken by the legislative committee that District Attorney Jerome was oc cupied several months examining it. George W. Jerkins, a former director of the company, was arrested on a technical charge of larceny, but that proceedings was merely a test case, which was permitted to go through to the highest court In the state without any opposition from the accused. The pressure on District Attorney Jerome to proceed against high offi cials increased rather than diminished as time went on. During the spring month, the public demand for action .-was reinforced by Justice O bullivan of the court of general sessions who in a sensational charge to the grand jury directed it to take up and investl- gate insurance matter., with the as- distance of the district attorney, ir ne choose to give assistance, or without . it if he did not. The question was Jury, but no definite eonclusio, that conclusion was reached, and the work begun was left gan only a few weeks ago, after the , conviction of George W. Burnham. i Jr., general counsel for the Mutual Re serve company, on the charge of for gery. The Indictment of Burnham and two other high officials of the Mntual Reserve followed the Insurance inves tigation. The verdict against Burn-, ham convinced Jerome, so he announc ed that there might be grounds on which he could proceed against offi cials of the Xew York Life. As a re suit the matter was once more placed before the grand Jury and pressed vlg orously. . Among present and former New York Life Insurance officials examined by the grand Jury are George W. Per kins. Edmund D. Randolph, treasurer; F. H. Shipman, assistant treasurer; Woodbury Langdon and George A. Morrison, who were members of the finance committee In 1903-04, and Mil ton M. Mattison, head, bookkeeper of the treasury department of the com pany. Another witness was Alexander Webb. Jr., secretary of the Xew York Security and Trust company. ' It has been said that when Perkins was a witness before the grand Jury he was warned of his legal rights, but it is understood that he told all he knew of his connection with, the vari ous transactions of the Xew York Life Insurance company. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair Saturday; snow or rain. Sunday, OHIO Cloudy Saturday and Sunday, possibly rain Sunday; light varia- bis winds.'