10 pages rm
VOL. XXXI. NO. 363.
Richmond, Ind., Wednesday Evening, March 20, 1907.
Single Copy, Two Cents.
THE WEATHER PR OP H ET.
INDIANA Fair tonight; probably un
settled by Thursday night; rising
OHIO Thursday fair.
EN IN TROUBLE
FOR NEW BUILDING
What Railroad Magnates Are Now Facing
John Hagener Charged With
Assault and Battery.
COUNCIL MID STUDY
Oil A WAR FOOTING
Breach Between Municipal
Body and Its Attorney
Has Been Widened.
CANT BE A DICTATOR.
HOWEVER, IT SEEMS TO BE GEN
ERAL IMPRESSION THAT MR.
STUDY WAS RIGHT IN HIS TRAC
City Attorney T. J. Study is still very
wroth over the action of council sus
pending the Main street freight car or
dinance for a period of one month. Mr.
Study admits that Mayor Sohillinger,
ly holding up the suspension ordi
nance for ten days and then placing
liis veto on it, can make the measure
ineffective, but that does not tool his
indignation against the city fathers.
Mr. Study states that he is afraid the
traction officials will gain the impres
sion that they can make monkeys of
the council. He also accuses council
of having no backbone.
"Just when a satisfactory agreement
between the city and the traction com
pany was about to be made, council in
terferes and now it is probable that ev
erything will end in a farce." bitterly
complained the city attorney. He is
about ready to give up the fight.
Are on a War Footing.
The breach between the city attor
ney and council, which started last fall
when he fought the appropriation for
Held Memorial hospital, has been grad
ually widening and at the present time
council and Mr. Study are ou a war
Council resents the efforts of the city
attorney to dictate what it shall and
shall not do and council loses no op
portunity in "handing it out" to the
city's legal adiser. One of the coun
cilmen states that he hopes Mr. Study
will soon awake to the fact that he
cannot ride council with whip and
Can't Dictate to Council.
"Mr. Study may run the mayor,
board of public works and some other
departments of city government, but
He cannot dictate to a republican, coun
cil," said this councilman. - - "He takes
as active part in debates at council
meetings as the councilmen do them
seles. Eery action brought before
council brings! Mr. Study to his feet.
telling us what we shall or shall not
do. Council has been very patient with
the city attorney, but he cannot con
tinue these tactics much longer."
Hint to the Attorney.
It is generally regarded that coun
cil's action Monday night in suspend
Jng the Main street freight car ordi
nance was a "sassy" method on the
part of council in telling Mr. Study to
attend to his knitting and offer ad-
ice when asked for. However, it seems
to be the general impression that in
his fight with council Monday night,
the city attorney was in the right.
WAS WELL KNOWN HERE
Mrs. Martha E. Pratt Dies at
MINISTER AMONG FRIENDS.
Mrs. Martha E. Pratt, whose death
Is announced from Indianapolis, was
well known to the older members of
the Friends' church in Richmond and
Wayne county. She was known as a
doctor, nurse, minister and needle art
1st. Her youngest child, with whom
phe made her home, is Mrs. Hannah
Tratt Jessup. whose work in the min
Jstry has made her known to Friends'
churches from Maine to California.
Mrs. Pratt was the mother of four chil
dren, three of whom survive her. Her
eon, Charles B. Pratt, was an attorney
of prominence, read his bible in thir
teen languages, and was at one time
president of the Council in Boston.
Two of her daughters, Mrs. Jennie P.
Woollard and Mrs. Elizabeth Grinnell,
the latter an author of considerable
note, reside in Pasadena, Cal.
ELECTRICAL DISPLAY ON.
at Craighead's Establish
The electrical cooking: display given
fy the Craighead company, at their
More on Main street, is attracting a
great deal of attention and is creat
ing much comment among the women
of the city. Electricity is 'being used
as fuel and is doing more in this line
than the most sanguine would expect.
All the tests- made with cooking uten
sils have proven highly successful and
probably better results are. obtained
than through any other means. Chaf
ing dishes, radiaters and electrical nov
elties are being tested, and the same
degree of efficiency illustrated In the
work of the cooking utensils sur
rounds the work of the novelties. A
large crowd was in the store all day
today watching the tests.
Will Speak at Eaton.
The Rev. Charles o. Skifey. will
make an address before the ladles of
The 'missionary society of the Presby
terian church at Eaton Thursday aft-
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THE ROOSEVELT FACE
When President Roosevelt says a thing he says It In a manner calculated to
prove that he means it. Sometimes in public speaking every fiber of his body
and every muscle of his face seems to be endowed, with the terrible earnest
ness of the brain behind the physical mask. At such moments there is no mis
taking the president's attitude. He stands for the principle he Is uttering
stands for it with both feet and the solidness of the man's character is ex
pressed in his face. When the president looks that way you need not hear
what he is saying in order to understand perfectly well that he is giving utter
ance to something in which he believes heart and soul.
PUBLIC MEETING TO
BE WELL ATTENDED
There Is Much Interest Shown
In the Traction Matter.
ROUTE FOB-PR EI GHT . LINE.
Indications are that the public
meeting in regard to the traction sit
uation, which will be held at the
council chamber Thursday evening,
will be well attended. Property own
ers on North. Twenty-second street
will be out in force as they are all
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opposed to running a track down that
street to be used as a freight route.
This street borders Glen Miller
park and it. has long been the dream
of the east end to make North Twenty-second
street a boulevard some day.
It is maintained that the running of
a car line down this street would not
only hurt this project but ruin the
beauty of Glen Miller.
A -Question Has Arisen.
A question has arisen whether the
traction company in case the Twenty
second street . route w;as . decided on
and the tracks, on - North 'Twentieth
street were taken, up, would forfeit its
franchise. It seems to be the im
pression of several members of the
city council that the tearing up of
these tracks would forfeit the com
pany's franchise. The city attornev
will investigate this matter.
HIS CASE SET- FOR. TRIAL.
David Hecht, Charged With Selling
Druggists' Examination Ques
tions to Get Hearing.
Winchester, Ind., March 20 David
Hecht, of Evansville, who "resigned
from the State Board of Pharmacy
several months ago, after he had been
indicted by the grand jury here for
the.alleged soliciting of a bribe, under
took through his attorneys, Engle,
Caldwell & Parry, of this' city and
Senator Durre of Evansville, to defeat
a trial in Randolph County by object
ing to jurisdiction of the Circuit Court
The contention was argued before
Judge Macy and he has decided that
the jurisdiction of the case lies in this
county, and the trial has been set
down for March 23. Hecht was ac
cused of offering to sell a list of ques
tions before the State examination for
pharmacists was held to F. B. Porter,
a drug clerk at Parker City.
AUT0M0BILISTS TO ELECT.
Choice of Officers for the Association
Will Be Made on the Night
Of April 21.
The annual meeting for the election
of officers for the Wayne County Au
tomobile association will be held in i gressman Watson, who has been care
the Commercial club rooms on the I ful to appoint only young men who can
night of April 21. In addition to the I use the advantages afforded by the po-
election it is probable that a number
of summer outing excursions will be
arranged for. The association now
has about sixty members, all owners
of excellent machines.
Steel Engraving Course.
Carl Peeger, son df Rer. and Mta.
A. J. Feeger, ct this city, is 'taking
a course in steel engTaving and lith
ography at a school at Indianapolis.
He is making quite a success of the
work- " rr" .
IN A STRENUOUS MOMENT."
POST CARDS SENT TO
DEAD LETTER OFFICE
All Jhose Bearing Tinsel Go to
IS A LOSS TO, BUyTHEM.
If it were possible that the postoffice
clerks were not aware there is such a
day as Easter, they would discover It
by the large number of post cards go
ing through the malls as tokens. The
tinsel cards which were barred some-
time aero, owiner to the dantrer from
handling them, the tinsel flying In the the man had been employed as a la
clerks eyes, are appearing in Targe ! borern the farm of Harry. G. Millpr,
numbers and are immediatelv siezprt I a wel1 known farmer living on the
and sent to the dead letter office at
Washington. All tinsel cards pur
chased are worthless, as they wrill not
be handled by the postoffice clerks; xv ears 01 ana tae baby is just Three
and are sure to find a cozy nook in the! weeks oIrl- "vhen Montgomery desert
dead letter division. People haveed his family the baby was quite ill
been warned not to send ' such cards I and the police say that Mrs. Mont-
unless placed in envelopes, when there
is no danger of the materials becom
ing a nuisance.
MINN WILL IS FILED
By Its Provisions the Property
Goes to Widow.
CHILDREN , SHARE LATER.
; The last will and testament of Wil
liam. McMinn. .who died, just recently,
has been filed: in the circuit court for
proof and probate. Mr. McMinn left
his entire estate to his widow, Mrs.
Jane A. McMinn, and named her as
executrix without bond. The will pro
vides that on the death of Mrs. Mc
Minn the estate shall be equally divid
ed among the three children, Elizabeth
McMinn Gay, Francis E. McMinn and
John A. McMinn.
KNAPP LIKES HIS PLACE.
The Position Which He Occupies in
Washington Is a Peculiarly
Wayne County Job.
Hagerstown, Ind., March 2. James
M. Knapp, a clerk in the postoffice of
the house of representatives, has re
turned to his home here to remain dur
ing the recess of Congress. Mr. Knapp
is well pleased with his position in
Washington. It is the same clerkship
that was occupied by Mr. Unthank and
Wilfred Jessup and has come to be
recognized as peculiarly a Wayne coun
ty job. It is at the disposal of Con-
sition to their own advancement.
WILL GO T0 SEATTLE.
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Davis to Reside in
Mr. and Mrs. Percy R. Davis I?ft
Tuesday for Ean9tpn, iy where tb.ev
will temporafOy reside tvita Mr. DaV
is's parents. Mr. Daris" vcr a member
of the firm tit Curme, DaTis & Grey.
In a short time Mr. Davis expects to
to fceattlc "Wash.
,Y. M. C. A. $2,500 FUND.
No. 1 - M. C. Henley.
No. 2 .. ..Name Not Given.
No., 3 .. George H. Knollenberg.
No. 4 ?
No. 5 ?
No. 6 ?
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No. 8 ?
No. 9 ?
No. 10 ?
FESTIVAL CHORUS TONIGHT
There are Not Many Rehearsals Re
maining at This Time.
A rehearsal of the May festival
chorus will be held this evening at the
coliseum, it being the regular weekly
event. Only eight or. nine regular re
hearsals remain for the chorus but it
is thought both numbers will be fully
learned in that time. ,
DESERTS HIS FAMILY
Young Farmer Departed Sud
denly Leaving Wife and
Child Without Means.
WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST,
WIFE HAS GONE TO HOME OF
HER FATHER SHE IS STILL DE
VOTED TO " HUSBAND AND
WOULD HARDLY PROSECUTE.
The police were notified today of
the arrest of Alonzo Montgomery, a
young farmer residing south of this
city, who is wanted here for deserting
his wife. The police sent a warrant
toWabash last "Week expecting the
man would show up in. that city as
he has relatives there. He will be
brought to Richmond at once and if
he refuses to support his young wife
and baby he will be prosecuted.
Montgomery is 22 years of age and
over six feet in heighth. For some
time prior to his leaving tha county
Boston pike. Montgomery and his
wife and child lived in a litt'e shack
on the Miller farm. His wife is only
somery naa no money or food in the
Goes to Father's Home.
Mr. Miller had been depending cn
Montgomery to assist him on the farm
this spring. When Montgomery sud
denly left for parts unfciowa lie had
to get another man and his wife' to
assist in the farm work, and to make
room for them, Mrs. Montgomery pid
her sick child had to leave the shacr
and go to the home of her father who
lives near the Miller farm and vrhose
home is small and poorly adapted for
Mrs. Montgomery is still devoted to
her husband, despite his actions and
she told the officials wlio investigated
her case that she was certain Alonzo
did not desert her for another woman.
She said she supposed he just wanted
a change and that she knew he would !
come back to her as soon as he tired!
of wandering. It is very doubtful if
Mrs. Montgomery would
irt , 1,1
.uuuiguiutri j wijuiu appear
against her husband in case the au
thorities decide to prosecute him.
A PROHI CONVENTION.
County and Township Officers to be
Named at Rhoda Temple
Martin Davis, county chairman of
the Prohibition party has issued a
call for a convention to be held at
Rhoda temple, Monday, March 25
at which county and township officers
will be named. Prof. Lough will ad
dress the meeting. He will speak at
Fountain City at 7: SO o'clock that ev
ening. MRS. MARY KEOGH DEAD.
She Was the Widow of the
Thomas Keogh, Sr.
Mrs. Mary Keogh, widow of the late
Thomas Keogh. Sr.. is dead at her
home, 1,326 North Illinois street, In
dianapolis. Raymond Keogh and Miss
Ruth, formerly of this city are grand
children of the deceased. The funeral
will be held at Indianapolis.
Lenten Sermon Topics.
Lenten services will be held this,
Thursday and Friday evenings at the
First English Lutheran church, at
7:20 o'clock, Sermpn3 each, night
trill be delivered by the pastor, his
wuujecis oeing uoes a Man .Need a
Saviour?", "The Saviour Needed, or 'After the work is completed a ban
Christ For Us," and "The New Life or Uuet will be served. A large number
J-hxist in Us respectively
Grace Methodist Quarterly
Conference Has Tak
YEAR'S BUSINESS CLOSED.
OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
WERE NAMED FOR THE EN
SUING YEAR CONDITION A
VERY SATISFACTORY ONE.
If the bishop who presides over the
North Indiana Methodist conference
which meets next month at Logans
port, complies with the wishes of the
people of Grace church he w-ill return
the Rev. Wilbur M. Nelson to the pas
torate for another year. At the meet
ing of the final quarterly conference,
Tuesday night, unanimous action was
taken by resolution, asking for the
return of the Rev. Mr. Nelson and
also of Dr. T. M. Guild, presiding eld
er. The affairs of the congregation
for the year were closed in a ratis
factory manner and officers were chos
en as follows:
Trustees T. A. Mott, H. M. Kram
er, D. B. Strattan, Alonzo Girton, C.
H. Kramer, A. B. Price, G. W. Mil
ler. Stewards R. M. Lacey, F. F. Riggs,
H. Townsend, Alden Mote, R. W.
Phillips, Ashael Hyde, J. W. Koogle,
J. B. Smelser, O. F. Ward, Wm. Kel
ler, Wm. Buhl, Turner Hadley, C. E.
Recording steward Alden Mote.
District Steward J. W. Koogle, al
ternate, F. Riggs.
Class leader Dr. James Charles.
List of Standing Committees.
Missions M. C. Price, Mrs. Frances
Kelley, Miss Carrie Lesh and Mrs.
Church extension A. W. Hernple
man, A. B. Price and Albert Lamb.
Sunday school Alden Mote, " Wm.
Keller, F. G. Burnett.
Tracts Miss Jessie Dulin, Mrs.
Jennie Mount, Mrs. Elizabeth Close.
Temperance Mrs. Elizabeth Haugh
ton, Miss Rosa Dunn, Mrs. Rebecca
Education Misses Carolyn Salter,
Jennie Dunlop, Elizabeth Sands.
Freedman's Aid & S. Ed. Jas.
Charles, Samuel Wolf and J. T. Rus
sell. Church records T. A. Mott, F. F.
Riggs and Miss Elizabeth Townsend.
Parsonage and furniture Mesdames
J. W. Taylor, H. M. Kramer, Elwood
Likens, G. W. Miller, II. Townsend,
Church music Alton Hale, Mrs. C.
E. Thomas, Dr. R. J. Peirce.
Estimating salar- T. A. Mott, II.
M. Kramer, R. M. Lacy.
Conference claimants M. C. Price,
G. W. Worley and A. W. Hemple
man. Relief of poor Mrs. Whitridge, Mrs.
G. W. Worley and Mrs. A. Mote.
Trier of appeals M. C. Price.
TEACHERS ARE GOING
Will Attend Southern Associa
tion at Indianapolis.
STRONG PROGRAM READY.
Perhaps sixty-five Richmond teach
ers will attend the meetings of the
Southern Teachers' association, which
will be held in Indianapolis March 28,
20 and 30. No local teachers are on
the program. There is a great deal
of interest attached 10 tee program
thfa ac t,0 1o5h
cators of the country are listed to
speak, and it is expected that this
year's session will be the best ever held
in the history of the association. The
city schools will be closed Thursday
and Friday of next week, so that the
Richmond teachers will have ample op
portunity to attend the sessions.
MOVING TO COUNTRY HOME.
Henry Murray's Residence Near
Hagerstown ts One of the Finest
In the Entire County.
Hagerstown, Ind., March 20 Henry
Murray is .moving to the beautiful
country home he lately purchased of
Will Mathews, half a mile south of
town. This place was improved by
Mrs. Carrie Newcom who spared no
expense in finishing the interior of
the house. There is much hand carved
oak in the stairway and on mantels
and recesses. Few residences in the
country axe more handsomely fin
ished. Fred Murray, formerly of the
firm of Werking & Murray, will occu
py the farm owned by his father,
three miles south of Hagerstown.
VISITORS FROM NEW PARIS.
Calanthe Temple, . Pythian Sisters,
Will Have Work Tonight.
The Pythian Sisters of New Paris
will come to Richmond tonight and
will give , work op. seven candidates
for the local tempi Calanthe, S4o. S.
oL-Nw; Paris- people are espected,
HEARING WAS P0STF0NED.
John Hagener was arraigned in the
city court this morning charged with
assault and battery on Howard Wettig.
Hagener was represented by Attorney
W. H. Kelley and at Mr. Kelley's re
quest the hearing of the case was post
poned until Thursday morning.
Hagener is a middle aged man and
Wettig is a young fellow about l'a
years of age. Both men are employed
in the boiler department of Gaar, Scott
The poiice state that while the two
were at work Tuesday, Wettig asked
Hagener for the loan of an oil can.
Hagener made some surly comment
and Wettig again asked for the oil
can. Hagener answered him with a
blow in the eye which knocked the
young man down and closed the optic.
Wettig appeared in court this morning
with a good portion of his head ban
daged. . Hagener has been released on
HENRY F. GOINS IS
NAMED FOR CARRIER
Brilliant Young Colored Man
Will Traverse One of the
Rural Mail Routes.
PLACE FILLED DIRECT.
APPOINTMENT NOT KNOWN TO
POSTMASTER SPEKENHIER UN
TIL IT WAS PUBLISHED FROM
Henry F. Coins, a brilliant young
colored man of this city, has been
appointed regular rural route carrier
in place of Will Young, who was dis
charged from the service several
months ago on account of violating
the postal laws. According, to the
dispatch from Washington Martin A.
Goins has been appointed substitute
Henry F. Goins took the examin
ation in April last year, and his time
of appointment would have expired
April 17, and he would not have been
eligible for service after that date, un
less another, civil service examination
was taken again this year. Mr.
Goins is a graduate of the Rlchmotid
high school and was one of the best
orators in his class, as well as a good
student. , His civil service examina
tion was .passed with a grade of
List is .Sadly Depleted.
The present civil service examin
ation eligible list for .rural route car
riers is now sadly depleted and it
is extremely fortunate that another
examination will be. held soon, as the
local office would . have been seriously
handicapped , in case of sickness or
death of several of its employes.
The appointment of the Mr. Goins
was unknown to Postmaster Speken
hier until this morning and then he
had received no official notification.
The appointment .was made direct
from headquarters in Washington.
BRYAN IN INDIANAPOLIS.
Was the Guest of His Old Friend,
John W. Kern.
William Jennings Bryan, idol of
democracj. was in. Indianapolis on
Tuesday and spent the time with his
old friend, JohnW. Kern. It is un
derstood that they discussed politics
RECEIVER WILL PETITION.
Wants Order of Court for Distribution
Indianapolis, March 20. George C.
Hitt, receiver for the State Agency
company, will petition Judge Vinson
Carter for an order to distribute an
additional $42,025 among the stock
holders of the concern. The money
was received by him from O. L. Van
Laningham of Kansas City, who pur
chased the assets of;. the company.
This payment was one of several to
be made and others are still due.
REVIVAL AT HAGERSTOWN.
Interest Grows in Services Being Con
ducted by Rev. Pierce at the
Hagerstown, Ind-. March 20. Revi-
val meetings at the Methodist church j be a public hearing Thursday' even
are under the ministration of Rev.jing at the council chamber of people
Pierce, the regular minister. The se- j interested in the proposed freight car
ries began ten days ago and continue traction route in the east end of the
every night with good attendance. The city. There have been complaints on
interest i3 growing and becomes more the part'of people who own property
manifest from day to clay. Rev.
Pierce has been engaged in revival
work nearly all winter and-has had
The Ohio Slowly Falling.
Cincinnati, March 20 The Ohio riv-
jec slQWlf. falling fcex
Second National and Rich
mond Trust Company
Decide to Build.
THREE STORY STRUCTURE.
PLANS HAVE NOT BEEN ACCEPT
ED BUT THOSE OF AN OUTSIDE
ARCHITECT PROBABLY WILL
Contrary to recent reports, plana
for a new building for the Second
National bank and the Richmond
Trust company were received Tues
day but up to the present time none
of the plans have been accepted.
Plans submitted by an out-of-town ar
chitect were the most acceptable and
it is probable that a deal , will be
closed with him Thursday.
The new building will be three
stories in heighth and will occupy tho
rooms now used by the second Natio
nal bank, McDonnell's drug store mid
the Jenkins jewelry store. Tho
ground floor of the new building will
be used by the bank and the Rich
mond trust company. The second and
third floors will be used for office
Cost Estimated at $45,0C0.
It is understood that the plans
which will probably be accepted call
for first story frontings on Main and
North Eighth streets of stone. Tho
second and third stories will be press,
ed brick. Large stone columns will
ornement tho Main street entrance
to the building, t is estimated that
the cost of the building will be in tho
neighborhood of $43,000.
As soon as the plans have been
accepted bids for erecting tho build
ing will at once be asked for. It is
the desire of the directors of the Sec
ond National and the Richmond Trust
company to have work started on tho
erection of the new building as early
this spring as jossible so that tha '
building will be ready for occupancy
late in the fall.
FRAUD ABROAD IN LAND.
Man Claiming to be Agent for "Dell
eator" Taking Subscriptions at
There is a swindler abroad by the
name of George C. Adams, who claims
to take subscriptions for "The Delin
eator" at the rate of fifty and sixty
cents per year and give a premium of
twelve patterns. "The Delineator" is
not sold on subscription at a less rate
that $1 a year nor with a premium.
Adams Is not a Butterick canvasser
and is obtaining money under false
pretenses, it Is claimed.
The Rutterlck Publishing company
is offering a reward of $2. for the ar
rest, conviction and Incarceration for
three months or longer of any swind
ler operating in the name o com
MERE UDJl WRECKER
Put Tie Across Panhandle
Track at Kokomo.
SAYS THAT HE WAS DRUNK.
Kokomo, Ind., March 20. David
Vennekens, eighteen years old. has
confessed to the local police to at
tempting to wreck the Cincinnati "ex
press on the P. C. C. & St. U rail
road in the south part of this city,
last Friday night. .
Vennekens placed a tie across th
rails at a grade crossing, expecting
the obstruction to derail the locomo-
tive and pile the express cars
sleepers on top of iL The train was
running at a high rate of speed when
it struck the tie. Luckily, the pilot
of the locomotive caught the tie and
hurled it out of the way. The engi
neer, fearing train robbers, did not
stop after striking the tie, but ran
on to the next station, where he re
ported the matter to the division su
perintendent. Little difficulty was met with in
tracing the crime to Vennekens. He
confessed as soon as he was arrested,
but said he was Intoxicated at the
time he placed the tie on the track,
and did not realize what he was doing.
The police doubt the truth of this as
sertion, for the reason that Venne
kens has been in .trouble before and
has served a term in the Indiana
school for boys for robbery.
Hold a Public Hearing,
It has been announced by .s
board of public works that there will
on North' Twentieth and North Twenty-second
Count Lamsdorff Dead.
San Rfcrao, Italy, March 20 Count
Vladimir Nicolaievitch Lamsdorf, the
former Russian minister of foreign af
fjurB, died ic-re laat cisUU- ' ' -
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