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ABIUM VOL. XXXI. NO. 363. Richmond, Indiana, Tuesday Morning, February 26, 1907. Single Copy, One Cent. t FAILS III WAS SERIOUSLY BURNED RENEWED INTEREST THE WEATHER PROPHET. CLEVER THIEVES MAKE HEAVY RAOL WANT LEFFLER TO SPEAK A CYCLONE SWEEPS OVER PHILIPPINES INDIANA & OHIO Fair and probab ly warmer. CROSS EXAMINATION Evelyn Meets District Attor ney's Questions with Ex planatory Answers. SHOWN III PROJECT WOMAN'S CLOTHES AFIRE PLANS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WARE TRIED TO SEE MAN WHO SHOT RIM Mrs. Ray Smith Probably Saved From Sons of Veterans Extend Invitation to Muncle Judge to be the Principal Speakers at Exercises in May Elo quent Speaker. Nearly $600 Added to Rich mond Y. M. C. A., Making the Total over $30,000. United States Sub-Treasury at Chicago is Looted to Tune of $173,000. First Report Says that 500 Were Killed and 20,000 Rendered Homeless. Death by the Prompt Action of her Husband Had Tried to Light Kerosene Lamp. f MOM) ROM REST DID HER MUCH GOOD REFRESHED AND MORE CONFI DENT OF HERSELF THAN EVER THE YOUNG WIFE AGAIN AIDED HER HUSBAND'S CAUSE. Xew York, Feb., 23. Notwithstand ing the fact that District Attorney Jerome endeavored in every mannor possible to tangle Evelyn Xesbit Thaw In his cross-examination today the people's, attorney tonight was forced to admit that he had been un able to strengthen the states case gainst Harry Thaw. Much stress was given the fact that "The Little "Woman" had denied knowledge of the text of the affidavit which she signed In the office of Lawyer Hummel, be fore her marriage to Thaw and the district attorney left the impression that he had at last secured an ad mission which would allow him to in troduce evidence which would make it possible to cause a question as to the truthfulness of the woman who has for days been under fire, which she has been fighting to save the life of the man who has protected her. Evelyn Appeared Rested. The three days rest seemed ta have had a wonderful effect on Evelyn. She "came into court looking brighter and more confident than she has ap peared at any time since the district attorney has been firing questions at her, which have uncovered every moment of lier life since she became an artist'? model up to the night when her husband shot the man who she. says caused her ruin. - Today as In the past District Attor ney Jerome, failed to follow a fixed line of examination but by jumping from one subject to another seemed to be endeavoring' to tangle tho wit ness by a series of questions entirely different -in thelrtnaraeter and deal ing with many Incidents of the young wife's life which is under consider ation. ..... .When the states attorney would be come severe in his questioning, the answers given came quick and sharp ly spoken. When he became milder, the responses were given in a subdu ed tone and when ho drawled his questions Evelyn would drawl her re plies. From the appearance of the face of at least one of the jurors it became evident that Jerome had not strengthened his case materially. , " It is stated tonight that several witnesses will be placed on the stand during tomorrows sessions who will testify that Mrs. Harry Thaw knew the contents of the affidavit, which, she has denied. As a matter of fact the prosecutor enabled Mrs. Thaw to explain a num ber of things which appeared very much against her and the defendant last week. With regard to Stanford "White's letter or credit, which she liad in Europe, she declared she had not been Informed of the letter until at sea. Mother Got the Money. She denied ever having used ' a penny of it herself, but said her mother had got it all, Thaw turning !t over to her. Thaw declared the money was "poison." With regard to the cabling to Stan ford White from London. Mrs. Thaw said it had to do with her mother and an attache of the American embassy In the English capital. "This at tache," she said, "had sneaked up to her mother's bed-room and insulted her." Mrs. Thaw denied that the cablegrams had anything to do with her going to Europe with Thaw. Jerome began by asking: "How long after the night you were drugged was it that an account was opened for you at the New Amsterdam bank?" "I cannot tell." Jerome took another tact. ' "When did you meet Francis Bel mont?" "When I was in Florodora." "Was that before you met White?" "I think so." Jerome while putting these ques tions was reading from a statement made to him by Evelyn's mother. A letter from White to his secretary, in which the secretary was notified to de posit money in the Merchantile Trust Company for Evelyn was then intro duced In evidence. Mazie Follette Aids. Mazie Follette. former chorus girl find friend of Evelyn Thaw, at present fln ally of Jerome, arrived at the crim inal courts building this morning and was taken to Jerome's office. She will Five Jerome points for his cross-examination of Evelyn this afternoon. Evelyn testified that her mother got ! all the money on White's letter of credit which she had when abroad in J9-.1 with Thaw. Thaw said it was poison. She said she met Thaw at a dinner. , Thaw sent her $50 once with a box of flowers but she returned the money. At the afternoon session Evelyn ad mitted that when she and Thaw re turned to America from Paris he gave her $1,000. Referrra gto Jack Barry more, she said she never stayed out nil night with him; also that her mother ami White disliked Darry- Mrs. Ray Smith of 923 North Elev enth street was seriously injured last evening as the result of an accident In which the clothes were burned from the upper portion of her body and she only escaped death by the prompt assistance of her husband, who was fortunately near enough to come to her aid. . In lighting a kero sene lamp, Mrs. Smith somehow jerked the lighted match back into her sleeve causing an immediate con flagration of her dress which was on ly extinguished by her husband after she had suffered painful injuries. Her right breast, right arm, left side, neck and left arm were severely burn ed. Dr. R. R. Hopkins attended her. BASEBALL BILL IS i PASSED BY HOUSE Amid Enthusiasm Speaker Branch Announces Vote on the Measure. ASSEMBLY IN AN UPROAR THOSE ON THE FLOOR SHOUT FOR VERIFICATION OF THE COUNT WHILE ABSENT MEM BERS ARE HUSTLED IN. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 25. Mem bers of the house of representatives late this afternoon, Went on record as favoring Sunday professional baseball games, when by a vote of, 52 to 26, a bill .which - will allow charging of ad mission to witness games played on Sunday by professional-ami amateurs, was passed. - The fight for the bill was one of the most enthusiastic of the present leg islature and for a time, just previous to the announcement of the vote, the house was in complete disorder. In fact it was only when Speaker Branch called for the chief doorkeep er to clear the floor that there was any semblance of quiet. As the roll call on the bill progressed It became evident that unless there was some tall hustling on the part of the friends of the measure, that it would fail of passage Sot want of a constitutional majority. Speaker Branch was Kind. Speaker Branch was kind to the baseball enthusiasts and even after the roil had been verified he suggest ed that the absentees be called, or sent for. This was done before the vote was announced and by repeated calls for verification of tho roll enough delay was given for a search to be made for a vote which would as sure passage of the bill. After a con siderable time Representative McCul lough of Madison county was found and yanked out of a committee meet ing, rushed onto the floor of the house just in time to stand up and request to be registered as voting in favor of the bill. His action was greeted with much applause on the part of members of the house and an instant later when Speaker Branch announced that the vote stood 52 to 36, there was a repe titlon of enthusiasm. WANT GOLF LINKS AT GLEN MILLER Local Lovers of the Sport will Ask Board of Works to Fit Up a Course. WOULD SUSTAIN ITSELF SMALL FEE COULD BE CHARGED WHICH WOULD PAY FOR THE UPKEEP OTHER IMPROVE MENTS BEING MADE. A number of improvements are al ready under way at Gleu Miller park, and just as soon as the weather per mits, the work of putting this beauti ful spot in a presentable shape for the early spring visitors will begin in earnest. A number of new cages for small animals, such as squirrels and rabbits and monkeys, have been con structed since last season. A number of local lovers of golf In-j tend to use their best efforts to induce ? the board of works to equip the park with links. This form of amusement ) Is one of the features of nearly every j public park In the country, and by the J charge of a small fee to players, the j links would soon .become, a source of Income. Golf Is recognized es one of the most healthful sports in existence SPIRITED CONTEST IS ON YOUNG MEN'S COMMITTEE OF WHICH HOWARD DILL IS CAP TAIN, LEADS IN THE AMOUNT OF MONEYTURNED IN. A show of much spirit and determi nation was evinced at the meeting of the young men's committee of the Y, M. C. A. project in the Commercial club rooms last evening. The reports for the week were very good and as much interest was shown as at the beginning of 'the fight. Some of the leaders at the beginning of the strug gle have dropped out, but others have taken their places to prosecute the bat tie with as much strenuosity as ever. The committees were hard at work during the past week and the con tention between them for superiority will probably be the means of increas ing the fund more rapidly than at any time during the entire campaign. The revision that has been made on the committees has greatly strength ened them and the young men are be ginning to canvass in squads with good ' results. Some statistics concerning the t work of the young men's squads which have been compiled follow, giving the num ber of the- squad, the leader, the amount raised for , the week and the total amount raised. No. 2, H. A. Dili, $110, $1,808.50; No. 1, George C. Bartel, $23, $1,S05; No. 8, Levi Peacock, $130, $937; No. 5, W. S. Hiser, $73, $SS0; No. 9, Isaac Wilson, $160, $775; No. 10, W. O. Wissler, $660; No. 6, L. S. Gay, $55, $553; No. 4, T. W. Hadley, $515; No. 3 rthur Ellis, $455; No. 7, Oliver Nus bauru, $25, $310. Total amount for week, $580. ' - Total-amount raised by young men, $8,700.50. Grand total raised, $30,440.50. Big Gift in Prospect. It is understood on good authority that a contribution of large size, per haps' $10,000 or $15,000, is in pros pect for the Y. M. C. A fund, but the prospective donor thinks a greater number of Richmond people should do something for the cause. About 800 have so far subscribed, and it is argued that not fewer than 1,200 and probably many more, hould do something. Secretary Brown stated yesterday that he received word from State Sec retary Stacy that the lecture he will deliver in this city as the opening ad dress to the Sunday School Institute that begins here on the night of Mon day, March 11th, will be on the educational features of the Y. M. C. A. over the entire world. Mr. Stacy will give a series of stereopticon views that he has secured from every sec tion of the country. This lecture will be given as the opening number of the institute, which will be given at the First M. E. church. For the benefit of the canvassers that desire to secure cards, it has been arranged to have the headquar ters open throughout the day. With this arrangement the quarters will be open at all hours to the public and Mr. Umwn will be afforded an oppor tunity to directly superintend the work of the canvassers in the city. HAD TO GET PRESCRIPTION Minister Whose Wife Was Very III Couldn't Get Alcohol of Druggist. Anderson. Ind., Feb., 25. Very much concerned over the condition of his wife, who has been ill since last Sunday, the Rev. T. W. Grafton, pas tor of the Central Christian church of this city, forgot the requirements of the "blind tiger" law, and was re fused the right to buy a pint of al cohol when he called at the drug store of J. H. Crouse today, for med ical purposes for his wife. The min ister complained that he must have the alcohol as quickly as possible, but the druggist refused to sell eith er the - alcohol or whisky until the minister could get a physician's pre scription. GRANT WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE House Passed the Furnas Bill by Vote cf .46 to 41 Helen Gougher Partly Successful. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 25. It may have been because Helen Gougher, the champion of woman's suffrage, was present, or it may have been because the lower legislative body has had a change of heart, but whatever the cause. Representative Furnas bill which provides that women shall have the right of suffrage in all city and town elections, was passed by a vote of 16 in il and will be engrossed. It Is Thought That He Wants to Bury Hatchet with His Brother-in-Law. SHOOTING SUNDAY NIGHT ROBT. SEINE SHOT ORA WARE WHILE HE SAT AT THE HOME OF SEINE'S FATHER NO ONE SERIOUSLY HURT. Ora Ware, a colored man, who was shot by Robert Seine ,also colored, Sunday evening, at the home of Sidney Seine, called at police ... headquarters yesterday afternoon for the purpose of seeing his assailant. Ware had both hands bandaged, but otherwise did not appear to be any worse for his experi ence with the business end of a shot gun, held in the hands of . an enraged man." - Ware would give no reason why he wished to see Seine, and in the absence of Superintendent Bailey, the man was not given permission to vis it the jail. It is thought that Ware wishes to "bury the hatchet" with his brother-in-law, and if , he refuses to prosecute him such an action would create but little surprise. The' shooting was a result of bad blood that had existed for some time between Seine, and his brother-in-law, Ora Ware. Seine shot the latter Sunday evening with a sin gle barrel shotgun, through a window, as Ware sat in the kitchen of the home of his father-in-law, Sidney Seine, who resides at 713 South Thir teenth street. Ware received a greater part of the charge In his hands. Fly ing glass from the broken window and the chimney of a lamp, which was extinguished by the discharge of the gun, cut Seine's baby daughter In the back of ; the head and also cut the face and head of Ware's young daugh ter. SeinS after the shooting return ed tho gun to the neighbor he borrow ed it-of, v then-we at to police .head quarters and gave himself up. He Will be arraigned in police court this morning, charged with assault and battery. A more serious charge was not placed against Seine owing to extenuating circumstances. Ware is a police character, and it is alleged, has refused to support his wife and child. Mrs. Ware and her baby have been living at her father's home for some time past, and it Is stated, Ware had frequently been or dered to stay away from the house. Sunday evening Ware called, and while sitting in the kitchen with sev eral members of his wife's familv he called Mrs. Robert Seine a vile name. Seine left the house, and going to the home of a neighbor, borrowed a shot gun, then returned to avenge himself on his brother-in-law. Seine walked nto the back yard of the house, and seeing Ware seated in a chair, reclin ing against a wall, be shot at him through the window. The charge from the gun tore through Ware's hands, extinguished a lamp on the kitchen ta ble and RWPDt. most of the table ware to the floor. The room was thrown into instant darkness and a scene of wild confusion ensued. Whan the ex citement subsided Ware discovered that he had been shot and he rushed across the street to a neighbor's house, where he telephoned for Dr. Norrell and then had his bands ban daged. The two injured children were attended by Dr. Bramkamp. When Seine arrived at police headquarters he stated that he had shot Ware and asked to be locked up. To the neigh bor who loaned him the gun he stated that he wanted it "to shoot a dog." Friends of the Seine family state that the primary .motive for Seine's deed was the alleged bad treatment of Ware toward his wife, a sister to whom Seine was jrveatlv attached. Ware was arrested about a year ago for associating with Etta McCon- louge. The police state that he is a bad character. Seine is a well known young colored man of excellent repu tation. Last summer he played third base for the local colored team, the Giants, and was one of the best play ers of the club. Ware is painfully but not seriously injured. The condition of the two children is not serious. To Close Public Dances. As a result of the rough house at the given Saturday night by the Knights of the Golden Eagle the po lice have been instructed by Chief Bailey to close all public dances sim ilar to the kind conducted by the Knights of the Golden Eagle. The chief states that these kind of dances nearly always end in a fight. WILL BE TRIED IN MAY Mrs." Anna "Bradley Who Shot Sen ator Brown of Utah Enters a Plea of not Guilty. Washington, Feb, 23. Mrs. Anna ! M. Bradley, who shot and killed form-1 the Missouri, Kansas &" Texas ratt er Senator Arthur Brown of Utah. ' roal company at every section of the December last, pleaded not guilty to-j land adjoining the railroad, through day. She will be tried in April or I the Creek nation in Indian Terri Max. 1 tory. CLERKS BEING "SWEATED" THEY ARE PUT THROUGH A GRUELING EXAMINATION, BUT ALL ASSERT THEIR INNO CENCE. Chicago, Feb., 25. One o'.the lar gest if not the largest thefts from the United States treasury has been unearthed in Chicago. Somewhere between $175,000 to $200,000, it was learned today, completely disappeared from the local subtreasury last week. The authorities here and in Washing ton have been working night and day on the robbery since it was discover ed. Chief Wilkie, of the United States secret service, . has taken personal charge of the investigation. x Secretary Shaw, of the treasury de partment, was told of the theft when In Chicago last week, alid was in con ference with Subtreasurer William Boldenweck and secret service offi cials. The money was taken either a week ago Saturday, the next day or last Monday. The chances are it was ab stracted on Monday. The loss was discovered on Tuesday. The stolen money was in bills of the denomina tion of $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000. Just who discovered the loss the subtreas ury officials will not admit. Neither will they tell from what department the money was taken nor how the loss was discovered. Captain Porter was very reluctant to say anything in regard to the rob bery. "At present I can not say any thing more of the affair than that it was reported to me last Wednesday," he said. "It would not be proper fot me to go into details of the case or what we are doing in the way of in vestigation." The ledger men involved strenu ously denied any error and an inves tigation showed there was no possible clerical mistake to account for the disappearance of the csh. Every man who could have had anything to do with the case was call into Treasurer Bolden week's office and put through an exhaustive exam ination and a still more rigid cross examination. Captain Porter, of the secret service, assisted in the exam ination. All denied any knowledge of the theft and protested their in nocence. Day by day, however, the sweating process has been kept up. Saturday a faint clew pointed in the direction of a certain clerk and, that followed up, directed suspicion to an other employe, a close associate of the first man. These men were summoned into the inquisition chamber and separate ly subjected to a' grueling examina tion. One passed through the ordeal in a calm and self-possessed manner, but the other showed signs of break ing down. Just what he admitted the secret service men refuse to disclose. Anyway, the admissions he made started the investigation into renew ed activity. Half a dozen operatives started out and results are expected in the next twenty-four or forty-eight hours. William Boldenweck was appointed subtreasurer on June 28 last. He suc ceeded William P. Williams. . Sub-treasurer Boldenweck declared that it had been definitely determined just where the shortage occurred, but he declined to say where It had been traced. He declared himself positive. however, that the money had never reached the vaults. He said that the only reason for believing that the stolen money had been in bills of large denomination was that It would have been impossible for anybody to have taken $173,000 from the olfce in small bills and escaped detection. He declared that it would have made too bulky a package. A package of $173,000 in $1,000 bills could have been carried about the person easily without exciting suspicion. THE WHITE WINGED DOVE Newcastle Officials and the Pennsyl vania Railroad People on Good Terms. Newcastle, Ind., Feb. 23. The city authorities have abandoned the war like attitude they assumed a year ago against the Pennsylvania railroad, and evidently everything is satisfactory now. Last March the city authorities and the railroad could not agree ou certain matters, and affidavits were filed every day or so for fast speeding of trains.etc. In the circuit court Saturday, a case of this kind was to have been heard, but it was dismissed by the prosecution. Big Suit is Dismissed. Washington, Feb., 23. The United States supreme court today dismiss ed the ten million dollar suit brought by the state of Kansas against the government to gain possession for There was a well attended meeting of the Sons of Veterans at the G. A. R. hall last evening, when further ar rangements were made for participa tion in Memorial day exercises. The organization extended an invi tation to Judge Joseph G. Leffler, of Muncie to be one of the principal speakers on that occasion. Judge Leffler is one of the most eloquent speakers in the state, and it is pecul iarly, fitting that he should be called upon for an address by the Sous of Veterans, as he is a member of that organization, and was present when the Indiana division was formed in this city 22 years ago. The order has made arrangements for a roll call meeting on March 11. TAX FERRET F VOTED OV COUNCIL City Fathers in Called Session Provide for Fees W. E. Charters May Earn. $10,000 WAS APPROPRIATED REPORT CURRENT THAT A LARGE AMOUNT OF SEQUES TERED PROPERTY IS TO BE PLACED ON TAX DUPLICATE. For placing upon the tax list many thousands of dollars worth of prop erty that had escaped the eye of the vigilant assessor W." E. Charters, tax ferret and liis assistant W. E. Love, are to receive their reward. It was at the eleventh hour that a call wett forth for a tpeclal meeting ot toe council ast evening. It was signed by Messrs " Dueker, McMahan Bartel, Brown and Englebert. Immediately after the meeting had been called to order Mr. McMahan moved that the council resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to, which Mr. Englebert objected, saying that there was no necessity for auy secrecy in the consideration of the mutter that had brought them togeth er. Mr. Deuker said there were mat ters of finance to be discussed, and he thought it advisable for the body to act as a committee of whole. The motion of Mr. McMahan prevailed by a vote of 6 to 4, and the members retired to the seclusion of the control ler's office, where they remained about fifteen minutes. When they retuurned to the coun cil chamber Mr. McMahan introduced an ordinance appropriating out of the general fund the sum of $10,000 to be used in the payment of amounts that may become due to W. F. Charters for the collection of omitted taxes due the city of Richmond lor the year ending December 31, 1907. The ordinance was finally passed under a suspension of the rules with out a dissenting vote. t It Is understood on good authority that tax ferret Charters has been quietly working in the city and has dug up sequestered property to a large amount. " The action of council would lend credence to this report. GLAD THAT FACTS ' ARE MADE PUBLIC Minister Compliments Press for Laying Bare Details in the Thaw Case. WILL - DO MUCH GOOD PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY SHOULD KNOW WHAT AWFUL SIN AND SHAME EXIST. Nobles ville, Ind.,' Feb. 23. The Rev. John T. Charlton, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, preached a ser mon last night on "The Thaw Case and Its Lessons." He took for his text, "Be sure your sin will find you out After explaining tho circumstances in which these three words were first uttered he called attention to the sol emn illustration of the theme in the Thaw case. "I am glad, he said, "that such pub licity Is being given to It that we may know what awful sin and shame do ex ist. ..We ought to have these abom UNO inable things thrust into Our faces till the public, conscience Is aroused and we feel our, personal responsibility and realize that we are the keepers of our fellowmen. For myself I do not (Continued on Page Two. AN APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT THE UNITED STATES TO BE ASK. ED TO SEND AID IMMEDIATELY CABLES ARE DOWN AND DE TAILS ARE LACKING. Vancouver, B. C, Feb., 23. A re port has boon received here from a representative of a large wholesale firm in the Southern Philippines, say ing that five hundred have been kill ed aud 20,000 rendered homeless by a terrible storm. Tho message said that tho United States government' would be appealed to for aid immed iately. Madrid, Feb.", 23. A telegram from Manila announced that the Southern Philippines have been ravaged by a cyclone .and that 200 persons wre "killed and thousands rendered home less. . 9 Cables an; all disabled, making it impossible to gather details. TOUGH Oil DEMOCRATS' THEY MUST BE H00D00D All of the Members of Missouri Lej-, islature Stricken With Small Po Thus Far are Members of That Po' litical Party. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb., 23. Mem bers of the general assembly who are at tho capitol today are discus sing ways and means of expediting their work with belief that an early adjournment will Tje Yafken on account of the spread of small pox. NJht sessions will bo held. Bills of purely local nature and measures on wnlch an agreement has been reached will be passed in batches of ten. The ap propriations committee Is being urged to submit its report. So far not a single appropriation bill has been passed. A peculiar fact is that allv members thus far stricken have been democrats. Further spread of disease, may mean disaster to service of the most important measures pending. EXTRA SESSION UNLIKELY HANLY WILL TAKE REST Said That the Governor Would Have Been Away From Indianapolis for Some Time Had it not Been .That Legislature Was in Session. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb., 23. It was stated this afternoon that Governor Ilanly was preparing to take a need ed rest shortly after the adjournment of. the legislature. The gentleman who made the remark Is a close friend of the governor and he added the far ther Information that at this time Governor Hani) has no thought of Is suing a call for an extra session of the legislature. He said the governor had not been feeling in the best at health for many weeks and that all that bad kept him in Indianapolis had been the fact that his duties made it necessary during a session of the bouse and senate. TO HAVE FINE. BUILDING Foundry at the Hoosier Drill Works Nearing Completion Will be Well Lighted. Work on the new foundry build ing of the Hoosier Drill Works Is pro- pressing very rapidly owing to fav orable weather conditions, and the structure will soon be under roof. The force of workmen has been large ly Increased in the last few days. When finished this will be one of the most substantial and well lighted buildings of the kind In the state. Sign an Outfielder. Greenfield, Ind., Feb. 23. Ora Xlles of this city, has signed with the Pine Bluff, Arlc, baseball team and will leave In two weeks. He will play cen ter field. Confer Master's Degree. Richmond lodge of Masons will con fer the master's degree tonight. All resident members and adjourning brothers are earnestly requested to attend.