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MOM) FA AJD)MJM0 VOL. XXXI. SO. 331. Richmond, Indiana. Sunday Morning, December 30, 1906. Single Copies, 3 Cents. HP TAFT IS WILL G TO ACCEPT BUT IS NOT A CANDIDATE Not Foolish Enough, However, to Look the Other Way if a Call Should Come to Him from the Republicans. DOES NOT EXPECT IT, SO SECRETARY SAYS Head Of the War Department, for the Benefit of His Friends, Makes Statement Concerning Presidency. Publishers Press.! V "Washington, Dec. 29. Secretary of ar Taft of Ohio, has lifted the lid on the Presidential cauldron. This is i jnot because he has changed his atti tude. It is due to what is in effect an announcement from him that - he has not done so. j Like Mr. Bryan, in his recent inter- view, ecrtfiury ihli luuay m a Maie- ment Issued, as he said, to relieve his newspaper friends from embarrass ment, explained that the nomination (or president, coming from a great jiarty, is not something to be casually put aside. His declaration that he should not decline a nomination by pis party will doubtless be construed by his friends as a notification that ihey may begin the work of machine construction, however. What He Has Not Done. But the secretary has not authorized statement that hfi has tint decided to lt,,i ,, J .,..i,in.ui ,u, ,he next Republican national conven- ion.. His friends believe that inter- sts in Ohio politics, not friendly to him have inspired the report of his i bidden access of interest in the pres- Sciential situation as a means of f fsmokine him out." (a With the recent development of in- I erest in the 1908 outlook for the Re- CVv vt V ,rlrV, , hostility, to the administration on the iart of the many Republican leaders, Jt has been made plain that President loosevelt is not to be permitted to perpetuate his policies which he un- Juestionably wishes to do or dictate tis succession which many politi- ians believes he hopes to do without struggle with the leauers in nis own arty. I opposition to roraKer. The fact that Ohio has two presi- ential possibilities Taft and Foraker -and that their ideals, like their in- erests, are almost diametrically op- . '" .co,uuo,u,. ""-withdrew sixty millions of the peo mpression In many quarters that the pleg money and ocked R up He de oraKer peopie may nave uven trjms n force Taft into the open. i senator roraner nas iae cuuneje pachine. He will command the del egation in the next convention, it is imost generally conceded. I TherA has been a feelinir that the Ight man might be nominated without lis own State. But the Taft people 're nnorganized. The secretary does jot like fights. But the secretary's statement does not make reasonably Slain that he will never be more than receptive candidate. And it can be (Continued on Page Two.) 6tASY FIGHT FOR BAILEY r T I fhe Texas Senator Gets Popular Vote I 4 1 of Comanche County by Ratio of 4 to 2. m Publishers' Tresa-l t Dallas, Tex., Dec. 29. Returns Vfom Comanche county tonight show i 1 . lt.llnJ atntna T 1 Tactically annihilated his opponents 71 the special election today. Bailey Trrled the county by a vote of 4 to jie carried twenty-three of the twen ty-five voting boxes or the county. 1oES NOT APPLY HERE J ractice of Remitting Fines Not in 0-1 Voflue by Wayne County Court Officials. Nit Is stated that the charge made at yUie meeting of the State Teachers As- Ivxriation that many fines are remitted Nnlawfully by Indiana judges, does not re bply to Richmond and Wayne county. lOU; Nl SOME SENSE TO THIS 'fj Publishers Press! " i Manitowoc. Wis.. Dec. 29. c "j Asserting that an automobile j would put her beyond the need ??J of charity, Mrs. Jane Todd, a lg county charge, has petitioned the ! !i authorities to supply her with a . touring car. She wants it to fnei colec am deliver washing, add ing mat sne must De aDie to cov er long distances quickly if she is to make a success of the work. SUICIDE IS THE VERDICT OVERDOSE OF MORPHINE Miss Elizabeth Johnsonbaugh, 70 Years Old Ended Hep Life at Cam bridge City Ten Days Ago but Fact Only Became Known Yesterday. It developed yesterday when Ooron er S. C. Markley filed his verdict in the case of Miss Elizabeth Johnson baugh of Cambridge City that she died from a dose of morphine, taken with suicidal intent. Miss Johnsonbaugh died December 21 but the fact was., not generally known that she had suicided. Coroner Markley said last night that in investigating the case he had found that the woman had taken a heavy dose of morphine of which I timer c Vi Ynorl n o mIM nr left a note saying that it was best for her to die. She took her life on the morning that she was to have moved to the Vinton House. Miss Johnson baugh was 70 years of age. SECRETARY SHAW DENIES CHARGE Lg gays Q Monetary StHn- gency is Not Due to the Stock Gamblers. yyjY RELIEF IS GIVEN DECLARES THAT AS MONEY WAS WITHDRAWN FROM CIRCULA TION DURING DULL PERIODS IT SHOULD BE RESTORED. Publishers PressVJ Uliau",5luu' Shaw, of the Treasury uepartment, has received a eood natured letter from a Nashville, Tenn., nian, in which he is asked how much longer the treasury will go to the relief of the stock gamblers and money sharks ln Kew York City. In his reply, made Public tonight, Secretary Shaw de- clares that the existing monetary stringency is not caused by stock gambling and that, the government never has and never will come to the reijef of "stock gamblers," although ne says the relief which the treasury grants freauentlv aids those who gambie on the bull side of the market as it pr0ves harmful to those who ramble on the bear side. Tne secretary explains that the gole consideration in relieving the monev market Is tn meet the demands of wltimatft business. He savs that. dur, the dul, season in 1906 he clareg that a refusal to reiease it when t wag needed would haye been a crime. BIG BANKERS ARE SHY They Don't View tho Relief of the money oxrmgency in tne man ner that Sec. Shaw Doer 8 Publishers Press. New York, Dec. 29. New 'ear Yorit bankers read with interest tonight the statement of Secretary Shaw made public at Washington in which he de fends his course in aiding the money m""ket' IarinS that he opened the gates o f the treasury department to save the ebusiness interests and not to aid the stock gamblers. Secretary Shaw's declaration that the monetary l4 . " . stringency was not caused by stock speculation was the source of some amusement. The statement indicat ed clearly that the Secretary will again come to the rescue of "Wall street, which has been badly shaken m ... (Continued on Page Two.) HEW TURBINE ARRIVES SHIPMENT WAS DELAYED The Municipal Light Plant Engine Finally Reaches Richmond and it Will be Set up Without Further De- lay. The new turbine engine for the Municipal light plant, which had been delayed in shipment from time to time for the past several months has at last arrived in the city and will be set up and placed in working or der immediately. The contract for the piping and connecting the engine with the boil ers and generators has as yet not been , let. It is probable that some local firm will secure the contract as only one out of town firm asked has bid on the work. Schlagle Is Improving. Fred Schlagle, who was recently injured at the plant of Gaar. Scott & Company is rapidly improving. He Wouldn't Decline Nomination. LATEST PICTURE OF SECRETARY TAFT. That Secretary Taft's presidential "bee" is buzzing just at this time Is Indicated by his statement yesterday in Washington, that he is not a candidate, though he would accept the nomination were it to be tendered him. This means that Taft's friends will be out with a knife for For aker, the other Buckeye statesman who also would not decline the honor from his party. REOUA IS THE PRESIDENT CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE He Was Elevated to the Presidency as the Compromise Candidate Between the Elevator and Anti-Elevator In terests. Publishers' Press.J Chicago, Dec. 29. C. II. Requa, hav ing refused the presidency of the Chi cago Board of Trade, II. N. Sager was chosen for the office. Like Requa, he is a compromise candidate between the elevator- and anti-elevator inter ests and will doubtless prevent a split and the organization of two boards. The caucus nomination is equivalent to an election. THE COMEDIAN GAVE APOLOGY The Chorus in the "Flower Girl" Struck Because of Louis Harrison's Insult. THEY RESIGNED IN BODY CONSTERNATION REIGNED FOR A SHORT TIME UNTIL THE STAR AGREED TO GET OFF HIS DIG NITY. : Publishers Press. Chicago. Dec. 29. A sarcastic re- mark by the leading man to the au dience concerning "Young Sarah Bernhardt" precipitated a strike of the "flower girls" chorus today. It lasted an hour. Then the offending leading man did penance in a sack clothe and ashes, the delayed matL?e went on and the evening performance was given without interruption. Miss Harriet Myers began the trouble ' Wednesday night by resign ing from the stage with a little im promptu speech in which she said the audience would hiss instead of ap plaud the leading man, Louis Harri son, if they knew him as. well as she did. The following night when the same point in the play was reached, Mr. Harrison took his revenge. "This Is the place," he said, "where I was interrupted by the young Sarah Bernhardt. You notice she is not here tonight. But there are other Sarah Bernhardts here and some of them may not remain long." The chorus girls endured this last night but after the performance they consulted with Miss Louise Gunning, the prima donna, and walked out in a body. The management did not hear of the strike until just before the mat inee today. "Then Mr. Harrison was sent for. He didn't want to apolo gize but the management insisted and a humble note was sent to Miss Gunning. Thereupon the prima don na used her influence as walking delgate and the elmms sang joyously and triumphantly. CHICAGO'S GREAT RECORD YEAR'S BANK BUSINESS Eleven Billions Was the Volume for the Period, or $350,080,000 More Than Last Year, According to the Estimate. TPublishers Press.! Chicago, Dec. 29. Chicago's banks have beaten all past financial records in the city with a total of $11,000,000,- 000 of business during 1906. Roughly estimated the volume is $858,000,000 more than last year, nearly two billions ahead of 1901 and almost three times the record of ten years ago. The volume of bank exchanges is accepted as the best thermometer of general business conditions in the central west. In 1S90 total clearings were $4,093,145,904 and five years in creased this total only a little more than $500,000,000. The increase of 1906 over 1905 represents the growth of ten years along old standards of progress. THINKS KENNEDY ALIVE New York Police Captain Seems to Doubt the Alleged Suicide of the Theatrical Man. Publishers Press.! New York, Dec. 29. Captain De- vanney, of the Fourth Avenue police station, Brooklyn, is not by any means certain today that P. J. Ken nedy, the theatrical man whose coat and hat were found in a 39th street ferryboat, the South Brooklyn, Thurs day night, is dead, and he is making no search for the body. There is no question in the Captains mind that the hat and coat found were the property of Kennedy but he thinks the mystery of the man's disappear ance may be cleared up latter by find ing that he is still alive. MISS COOPER IS INSANE Young Woman of Pendleton, Will Be Brought to Richmond and Placed in Easthaven Hospital. Miss Cora Cooper, of Pendleton, probably will be brought to Easthaven soon. She is violently insane and it is feared she will kill members of the family. THEY BUY ANOTHER LINE The Murdock's Who Formerly Had Traction Interests-Here, Increase Holdings in State. James and Charles Murdoct, who were formerly interested in the local traction line, figure in a deal for the Evansville, Princetoa and, J'incennes road. ' JAP CHILDREN ARE TO RECEIVE EQUAL RIGHTS The Federal Government Has Decided that They Must School Privileges in San Francisco Institutions. SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE THE POINT Question Will be the Most Im portant that the California Court Has Ever Been Called ed Upon to Settle. Publishers' Press. Washington, Dec. 29. Tho federal government will take steps to provide equal school privileges for the Japa nese in San Francisco. This was the decision reached at a conference this afternoon between Secretary of State Root, Attorney General Bonaparte and U. S. District Attorney Devlin of San Francisco. The government is not yet ready to announce the exact form of the legal action, but it tis understood that the sunreme court of California will be asked to restrain the school author ities from excluding Japanese resi dents from the public schools attend ed by white children. In accordance with a previous un derstanding a statement of facts has been agreed upon for presentation to the supreme court of that state. The Question will be one of the most important ever presented for adjust ment. It is expected to define the exact relations that the state bears to the federal government under treaty obligation. The government is moving very carefully and weighing each act with unusual deliberation, for it tis realized that upon the outcome may depend the equestion of peace or war between the United States and Japan. District Attorney Devlin will remain in the city several days to assist in the prep aration of the government s case. It is expected that the department of justice will in a few days announce for mally the decision reached by the government. IS NOT IN ENGLAND Mrs. Mattie Hawkins of Elwood, has been brought to Easthaven by Sheriff Sol Smelser of Anderson, for merlv of Richmond. Mrs. Hawkins imacines she is cueen of England She is 46 years old and the mother of two children. A PROTEST MADE BY MBERIIIAIIS The Atrocities of French Gov ernment Subject of Mes sage to Pope Pius. OTHER PROTESTS SENT STATE AND PROVINCIAL PRESI DENTS TH ROUGHOUT THE UNIT ED STATES GET COPIES OF THE PAPAL COMMUNICATION. Publishers Press. Boston, Mass., Dec. 29. Today Mathew Cummings, president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America, sent the following cable gram to Pius X: "His Holiness, Pius X, Vatican, Rome. "Ancient Order Hibernians, repre senting over one quarter million Irish Catholics in America, express deepest indignation at atrocities of French government and send sincere sympa thy. Signed, "MATHEW CUMMINGS, "National Pres. A. O. H. of America.' " To the state and provincial presi dents of the United States and Canada Mr. Cummings also sent a communica tion of protest. MAY CELEBRATE MODESTLY Chicago Police Will Arrest the Noise Makers on New Year's Eve. Publishers Press.! Chicago, Dec. 29. "The reception to the Glad New x Year must be modest and decorous," announced Chief of Po lice Collins, tn a " proclamation pub lished today. - "I would counsel Chicago's customa ry noisemakers to heed this warning and not get arrested on New Year's eve, as the municipal courts are not open on holidays. Any person, there fore, who is arrested and cannot get out on bonds will have to spend the first day of the year in a police sta tion. That will be a bad staxt and should be avoided, COMES HOME ON VISIT THE FIRST IN TWO YEARS Senator Clark's Wife Comes From Paris to Spend Busy Social Season in Washington Will Return Abroad After Congress Adjourns. New York, Dec. 29. Mrs. William A. Clark, wife of the Montana Sena tor, returned today from Paris on the French liner Lorraine, with her five year old child. They were met at Quarantine by the Senator, who boarded the liner from a tug. This is the first time that Mrs. Clark has been in the United States ln two years. She will go on to Wash ington for the winter season as scon as congress reconvenes. When the session closes she will return to Par is. The Senator said that they would entertain at the capital during the winter. WERE RAIDING PRIVATE GAMES Chicago Bluecoats Get Too Ambitious and Are Likely to Be Discharged. PENNY ANTE UNDER BAN NUMEROUS "SOCIAL SITTINGS" IN HOMES OF PROMINENT CHI CAGO MEN ARE RAIDED AND HOWL GOES UP. Publishers Press.! Chicago, Dec. 29. For raiding a private house in which a social "pen ny ante" game was in progress and dragging the members of a wealthy and respectable family, with their guests, through the streets to a po lice station, the blue coats of an en tire Chicago precinct are threatened by Chief Collins with transfers to distant and undesirable posts or with summary dismissal from the force. The case, following as it does a score of trials for police brutality or Interference with individual rights, has placed the department in a most embarrassing position and an exam ple is to be made of the offenders. Two bluecoats were indicted only yesterday charged with beating to death an elderly Frenchman who, be cause he couldn't speak English, was believed to be too drunk to talk. Two others were dismissed a week ago for chaining a lad of 18 to his cell door and beating him until he was partly paralyzed for "talking back" to an officer. The entire force of another station is under investigation under similar charges, the prisoner having been handcuffed to his cell bars and beaten into unconsciousness with blackjacks. The last case is that of Joseph Wolf, a wealthy retired merchant, who with his wife and a dozen guests, were arrested at a friendly card game In their own home because the police, passing -a window had seen them playing for small stakes. They were fined $73 by City Judge Cle-; land. The fine was revoked by May- i or Dunne today and an order issued for a police investigation. A mass meeting of citizens has been called for ttnorrow night to formulate a public protest against the departments methods. WILL CARE FOR HOMELESS IS ORDER OF THE MAYOR Five in New York Tenement House Placed Forty Families at the Mercy of the Municipality, Which in This Instance Shows Sympathy. Publishers Pressc.'! New York, Dec. 29. All the fire apparatus in Hoboken was summon ed today to a fire in a row of five story brick tenements extending from No. 102 to No. 19S Ferry street. The buildings are 14 years old and the fire spread from one to another with such rapidity that the tenants were forced to the rear fire escapes. They were ia great danger until the firemen arrived and rescued them with ladders. The fog and heavy smoke from the burning build ings and he fire engines made the task of fighting the flames a difficult one. The tenements were completely gutted, and forty families were left homeless. The Mayor had given orders that the unfortunate people shall be shelt ered at the expense of the city until they are able to find new habita tions. v Buys the Smith Farm. Geo. R. Turney has nurchased the Smith farm on the Boston pike. The consideration was $2,300.00. Mr. Turney win take jjossession next wek. MAY TAX PUBLIC CORPORATIONS TO HELP TEACHERS New Plan for Raising Revenue Advocated by the Indiana Teachers' Association at Its Closing Session. A PENSION SYSTEM WAS ALSO FAVORED The Committee on Resolutions Thinks that Aged Instruc- tors Should be Cared for by the State. Publisher- Press! . Indianapolis, Dec. 29. The Indiana State Teachers Association adjourn ed at noon today after having pre pared for a vigorous winter campaign for educational legislation by the coming General Assembly. The meeting, it is believed, will be richer in direct results and benefits to the teachers of Indiana than any in the recent history of the association. The report of the educational com mission was adopted without discus sion. The report of the nominating com mittee was adopted, making Dr. E. E. Bryan, of Franklin College, presi dent; J. G. Collicut, of Evansville, chairman of the executive committee, and Miss Alice Vody. of Attica, re cording secretary. It was learned ioday that the pro gram of the legislative committee will be to work for a bill providing for direct taxation of public service corporations, the proceeds to go "to the school fund. This is the bill by which the long cry for adequate sal aries will be answered, it is hoped. By resolutions adopted today, five members were added to tho leglsla live committee and they are expect ed to concentrate their efforts on the desired tax legislation. The law sought is on the order of the one in Michigan, where corpor ations holding public franchises are taxed for the benefit of the schools. To Investigate Leakage. Two years ; hence, according to. the broad plan of those guiding the work of the association, an effort will be made to remedy conditions in tho courts, where fines have been l emit ted at the expense of the school fund. The five additional members of the legislative committee are re quired by the resolution appointing them to investigate the present leak age in school revenues and to report at the next meeting. They will com pile data of a sort to convince tho Legislature that a remedy is needed, it is expected. The committee recommended a law to provide for pensions for teachers in the larger cities, or in all cities where it is the desire of the School Board to have teachers pensioned. As presented by the committee a resolution in answer to the demand of mayors of the State for an increas ed liquor license, to go to tho polico fund, was as follows: "Resolved, That so long as the sa loon license laws remain In force, we are opposed to any legislation that shall take away from the common schools the proceeds of the Stale Li quor licenses, and that we insist that so long as liquor licenses are requir ed by the State, all Increases thereof shall accrue wholly to the common schools of the State." The committee appointed to consid er the report of the Governor's Edu cational Commission, in reporting to day recommended that the commis sion be continued by the Governor, after Indorsing its recommendations. The committee advised that cars bo used in preparing remedial laws, to assure that any reforms obtained shall be real, and not merely appar ent. THE NEW ELIGIBLE LIST List of Persons Who Were Successful in the Local Civil Service Examination. Postmaster J. A. Spekenhier has re ceived the list of names of successful applicants for civil service positions at the local office. The examinations were held in this city November 24th. The applicants who passed are: Males Joseph H. Blose, Cambridge City; John E. Cottman, Richmond; William F. Rowlett, Richmond; Charles Spencer, Richmond; J. Ever ett Sullivan. Richmond; C. Ellsworth Saine, Richmond. Females Mary L. Boyd, Richmond; Nellie F. Owens, Richmond; Zella Warfel, Richmond; Julia L. Taylor, Richmond; Daisy Workes, Richmond. The men are elgible to positions as clerks and carriers, while the womea are only eligible to positions as clerks. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA JLOHIO Rain Sunday and possibly Monday; fresh to brisk southeast winds.