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EICHHOMB VOL. XXXI. NO. 3G3. Richmond, Ind., Thursday Evening, March 21, 1907. Single Copy, Two Cents. M COIIIIERSVILLE HARD AFTER A MINISTER Pastor Is Accused of Furnish ing His House From a Mail Order Concern. MOVE WAS UNPOPULAR ONE PAYETTE COLNTY PUBLICATION TAKES THE DIVINE TO TASK AN INCIDENT OF MUCH LOCAL INTEREST. They say that a pastor of a certain church in Connersville recently fur nished his house by buying his goods of a big Chicago mail order house," Bay3 the Connersville Examiner. "The Kxaminer does not know to a certain ty whether or not this is true, nor does it know whether the size of the bill of goods amounted to little or much, but we would like to know how much the mail order houses give each year toward this preacher's salary how much they give to build new churches in Connersville and sustain them. "The last man on earth to patronize B mail order house is a preacher who depends on local men and concerns for his bread and butter. It is the greatest ingratitude that a minister should accept and expect cut rates on many things he does buy of local con cerns, and then go out of town to buy a considerable bill of household furnishings." MUCH BUSINESS TONIGHT. Elks Will Have An Important Session With Degree Work. At the Elks lodge meeting this even ing the following class of candidates -will be given degree work: Lewis C. King., P. Birck. P. S. Twigg, and R. G. Leeds. Two other candidates will be voted on. The home committee will make its final report, which will be of interest to every lodge member as It is exDected the report will show that the Elks' campaign for a new home has been a great success. WORK IS WELL UN PER. WAY. Despite Sickness of Deputy Assessor, Hagerstown Tax List Will Be in on Time. Hagerstown, Ind., March 21 The work of assessing the value of the real estate of this township is well Tinder way. Assessor Petro is work ing every day and hopes to complete the big job well within the time lim it. Deputy Fox has been sick a part of the time and this has tended to delay the work, but satisfactory pro press has been made and the work will be completed on time. Funeral of Thos. Knox. Cambridge City, March 21. The fu neral of Thomas Knox, was held at the M. E. church in this city yester day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Jefferson Smith of Connersville con ducted the funeral services, assisted by Rev. Henry Patton. Burial was iit Capital Hill cemetery. Those who attended from a distance were: Mr. nnd Mrs. Thomas Knox, Jr., of Chi cago, Mrs. Mary Blakemore of An derson, Mrs. Ida Davis of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. John -Douglas of Ander pon, Mrs. Minnie "Williams and daugh ter Ada of Chicago and Mr. Alonzo Douglas of Anderson. BIDS MOTHER FAREWELL Mrs. John Locke Goes to Join Her Husband. IS NOW IN SOUTHWEST. Hagerstown, Ind., March 21. -Mrs. Milton Locke, mother of John Locke, was in Richmond Wednesday to visit John's wife and children and give them farewell before their departure to join him in the southwest. Both these women, mother and wife have leen devoted to John Locke through out all his troubles. They have never wavered in their support and their love and attachment have excited comment on all sides. It now looks as if John Ixcke would be allowed to depart in peace and imrsue what ever lawful occupation he desires at any place. . He has been forced to leave profitable and honorable posi tions by the officers of the law, who traced him all over the country. In the prosecutions which followed the officers were unable to secure his con viction, which gave rise to the belief that he was being used to carry the blame of the wrong doing of others. A grand jury indictment hangs over John Locke in this county, charging him with stealing hogs from John Macy. Fear of prosecution and possi ble further pursuit will probably serve to keep him from returning to his old home here for some time. His wife and two children will join him in his new location at once and assist him 'to make a home. He lias a handsome wife and two very bright children, a boy and a girl, aged five and seven jears. Magnates Obstacle M I'.- m. fc? QFROM STENEOCRAPH COPVRIOHT EM2P J UNDERWOOO & UNDERWOOD. 'THE ROOSEVELT SMILE AS THE CHILDREN SEE IT. President Roosevelt loves children'. He has six of his own. No old fash ioned photographer is required to request him to "please look pleasant, now,' when children are around. The young hopeful who has never seen the presi dent's special smile for the little folks has missed one of the chief joys of childhood. SHAW IH CITY TO TALK CHAUTAUQUA Plans Call for the Best Thing In This Line Richmond Has Yet Had. FINE TALENT IS COMING. IT INCLUDES SOME OF-THE BEST KNOWN MEN IN THE COUN TRYSECRETARY WILL BE CHOSEN. Col. James Shaw arrived in the city this afternoon and will meet with the program committee and directors of the Chautauqua tonight, in the Com mercial club rooms in the Masonic tem ple. The arrangements for one of the best Chautauqua programs in the his tory of Richmond will be partially completed, and this can be said with out fear of contradiction, as a large number of the best speakers on the American platform are now under con sideration "and many of them have ex pressed their willingness to come to this city, providing ihe proper dates can be arranged. The program committee feels that matters can be arranged so that none of the most desired talent will be de prived of a place on the program. The local committee has been engaged in corresponding with the speakers who will be secured, while Mr. Shaw will make recommendations for other tal ent, such as readers, and. musicians. His recommendations wilt be followed closely, as in the past years Richmond has received a rare treat along these lines. Mr. Shaw. being thoroughly ac quainted with the best concert compa nies and quartets in the country. It is understood that none of the talent secured last year will reappear this year. . . . Secretary to Be Chosen. The board of directors will make ar rangements for a secretary 'for the as sociation this year. It is understood that there are several applications, but none will be. acted upon until tonight. Other business matters pertaining to the management of this year's assem bly will occupy attention. It is also understood that the direc tors will make arrangements for a still larger 'White City" than was, staked off last year. Tents were at a pre mium last season, although a larger plat was staked off than on any previ ous year. There has been one notice able feature. in the past two. years at the chautauqua, and that has been the demand for tents from out-of-town peo ple It is expected that the demand for tents from the surrounding towns will be larger than ever and it is prob able that large party tents will be rent ed, if there is enough call upon the chautauqua management for them. MUST DISPROVE CHARGE. Governor Crawford of South Dakota, Will Lose Land Unless He Es tablishes Good Claim. Washington, March 21 Commis sioner Ballinger of the general land office, has given Governor Crawford, of South Pakota sixty days in which to disprove charges recently made public by representative Mann, of Illi nois, that Crawford's lands had been procured through fraud. If a satis factory answer is not made, patents held by the Governor will be cancelled. In Cheerful Mood. JURY DRAGGED CASE IS Unusual Turn Taken in the Ac tion Brought Against John Hagener. TWO MEN FRIENDS AGAIN. HAGENER AND WETTIG COME TO UNDERSTANDING AND THERE WAS NO DESIRE TO CARRY ON PROSECUTION. . Three policemen hustled about town this morning to secure a jury to hear an assault and battery case in the city court. Business men were dragged in protesting but hardly had the first twelve secured taken their seats in the jurors' chairs than Prosecutor Jessup moved that the case Tie dismissed and the court sustained the motion. The jurors left the court room with beam ing faces. Police Officers Scramble. Attorney W. H. Kelley representing John Hagener who is charged with as sault and battery on Howard Wettig, when the case was called, entered a plea of not guilty for the defendant and then asked that the case be heard before a jury. Immediately there was much scrambling on the part of police officers for jurors. It was the first time in the city court that a jury trial had been asked for since the celebrat ed Hazzard case, in which the late Abe Moss, confidential agent for the form er board of police commissioners, was prosecuting witness. Two Men Made Up. Hagener and Wettig met in the pri vate office of the superintendent while the search for jurors was in progress. There the' two men made up their dif ferences and Wettig stated that he would not prosecute the case. It seems that Wettig came by his "black eye from accident rather than malic ious intent on the part of Hagener. In a playful scuffle Hagener accidentally stuck his finger in Wet'tig's eye. which immediately caused that member to assume abnormal proportions. MILLION DOLLARS LOSS Stubborn Fire at Philadelphia Makes Hard Fight. MANY BADLY INJURED. Philadelphia, Ta.." March J1. With explosions hurling burning oil on em ployes and firemen and so badly injur ing them that they are in hospitals in a critical condition, practically the whole city fire department fought a stubborn blaze which destroj-ed a mil lion dollars' worth of property in the Atlantic Refining works at Point Breeze, today. , MISSING WITNESS COMING. New York, March 21 Craig Wads worth, second secretary of the Ameri can Embassy at London, arrived to day on the steamer Oceanic. Wads worth's name was connected with Mrs. Holman during the Thaw trial. . It is believed he is the "miss!ng" witness so often' mentioned by Jerome. To day, however, Jerome said that it was apparent he wouldn't need him. DISMISSED THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Generally fair Friday. OHIO Friday, Cloudy and Warmer. 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 ,. ? No. 7 .. ? No. 8 ....? No. 9 .. No. 10 1 DUG UP A BURIED ARM Hamilton Lad Couldn't Till It Was Done. Rest SAID THE MEMBER ITCHED. Hamilton, O., March 21. Wishing to relieve the mental sufferings of Carl Anteman, aged 15 years, whose are was cut off last week while he was stealing a ride on a C. H. and D. freight, the physicians today dug up the dismembered arm. Young Ante man, though getting along nicely at Mercy hospital, continually complain ed to the Sisters that his "arm" itched and that the fingers on his right arm (the one amputated) were clinched. When the arm was dug up this after noon the fingers were found just as the lad had described them to the Sis ters, and when he was informed that they had been straightened out he appeared greatly relieved. KUHDRIDS ftRE KILLED Battle Between Nicaraguan And Honduran Armies. ZELAYA WAS IN COMMAND. Managua, Nicaragua, March 21. Ac cording to advices here the Honduran army was the aggressor at Namasique, in which between seven hundred and eight hundred were killed or Wounded The battle occurred March 17th. President Zelaya was in personal command of the Nicaraguan troops. The repeated '"assaults by"' Hondoran troops were easily repulsed, owing to the strong defense of Zelaya's com mand. GREAT REVIVAL MAY STIR ENTIRE CITY Plans Are Being Prepared for Crusade at the First Christian Church. OPENING ON MARCH 31. NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING WILL BE RESORTED TO AND NOON DAY FACTORY MEETINGS WILL BE HELD. Members of the Christian church of this city are making preparations for one of the greatest series of evan gelistic meetings ever held here. Ow ing to the fact" that Evangelists Wil son and Lint, are now at the highest point of interest in their meetings at New Castle, it is hardly probable the famous team will come to Richmond before Sunday, March 31. They are meeting with the greatest success there and it is probable the number of accessions will go over the two hundred mark before next Sunday, 1(U have already taken a stand for the right. Believes in Advertising. According to the arrangements be ing made here and the plans which will be carried out, the newspapers will carry large" display advertise ments in order that the people may know the subjects of the sermons each evening and the progress of the work. The Rev. Wilson is a great believer in printers' ink and says that the ad vertising of religious meetings is nec essary in this advanced age and that there is no reason why churches should not advertise their meetings, as merchants advertise their wares. To Hold Noonday Meetings. Large signs will be placed on the street cars and floating banners along Main street. Everywhere posters ad vertising the meeting will occupy con spicuous places. All the factories of the city will be visited and permis sion secured of the proprietors to hold noonday revival meetings. Such, meetings have always proven highly successful everywhere the evangel ists have been, and are not expected to be less so. in this city. Final Report Approved. Judge Fox approved the final, report made by J. A. Spekenhier, receiver for the defunct Commercial Bank of Hagerstown, Palladium's New Story. Next Sunday morning the Palladium will begin the publication of "The Plum Tree," the great novel by Indiana's foremost writ er of fiction, David Graham Phillips. A quartet of novels stand forth in recent fiction as being more popular than any others. These are "The Cost" by Phillips, "The House of a Thousand Candles' by Meredith Nicholson, "Friday the 13" by Thos. W. Lawson, and "The Plum Tree." Critics give "The Plum Tree" the first place in this quartet and it has been secured in serial form only at a great cost. The Palladium takes great pleasure in presenting the story to its readers. It is undoubtedly the best up-to-date serial that has ever been published in Richmond. It is a story that deals with the present. A young lawyer's entrance into politics and his fight against corruption is (pictured in a manner that serves both to entertain and to instruct the reader in the methods of political bosses. A dear, kind mother figures largely In the story and it is in showing maternal love that Phillips achieves his greatest success in "The Plum Tree." The- story combines features which make it popular with every member of the household, hence its unprecedented sale. The story begins Sunday morning with a liberal Installment. Be sure to get the first chapters. DEMAND THE USE OF TWENTY-THIRD ST. East End Residents Favor This as Route for Trac tion Freight, Line. ACTION BEING RESENTED. SENTIMENT IS THAT COUNCIL SHOULD HAVE STOOD BY THE CITY ATTORNEY AND BOARD OF WORKS. Residents in the east end of the city are practically unanimous In the de mand that the interurban freight car route be run down North Twenty-third street, which is the street that di vides the old east end cemetery from Glen Miller park." East end property owners state t-iat the line can be built down this road as conveniently as- it could be built on Twentieth, Twenty first or Twenty-second streets, and they argue that by placing the line on Twenty-third street?, on which there are no residences located, there would be no damage to property. At the public meeting tonight in the council chamber, east end people will be represented in large numbers and their presence will be felt. It is thought that the city officials will fa vor changing the propsed route from Twenty-second street to Twenty-third street, but it is probable the traction company will balk on the plan. Action Is Resented. Council's interference with the board of public works and the city attorney in their efforts to make a satisfactory adjustment with, the traction company is resented by nearly all the residents of the city and at the public meeting some of the citizens probably will tell the city fathers a few things that will make them sit up and take notice. At the meeting it is probable that a remonstrance will be presented by a few business men and residents or 1 1 Wayne avenue, against running of the freight route over that street. This remonstrance is being circulated by a prominent'retailer on Ft. Wayne ave nue who claims that if a traction line is run on the avenue his business will be injured by the loss of his country trade. LODGES VIEW REMAINS. Knights and Odd Fellows at the Ken- ley Home Wednesday. Iola lodge, Knights of Pythias and Woodward lodge I. O. O. F. went to the late home of Henry Kenley, on Wednesday night, where appropriate services were held. No regular ses sion was held by Woodward lodge. On the evening of March 28, Woodward lodge degree team will go to New Par is, where it will give work for the New Paris lodge on a large number of can didates. NEW BDXESARE TESTED Fire Department Was Called To the West Side. MADE IT IN QUICK TIME. The fire department was called out by the board of public works on' a test run, the board wishing to see how the new alarm box recently in stalled at West Seventh and Main streets worked. The companies were on the scene in less than five minutes time. Late Wednesday afternoon the de partment was; called out .by a small blaze, in a. bedroom at the home of Thomas Smith on Sheridan, street. The loss was trifling. 4 THE BATTLE IS Dll OVER JS SANITY Thaw's Lawyers Fight to Keep Their Client Out of The Insane Hospital.. PRISONER'S STATEMENT. DECLARES THAT HIS FRIENDS ALL KNOW HIM TO HAVE RIGHT MIND HIS WIFE GREATLY PERTURBED. New York, March 21. With Jerome fighting to have Thaw declared in sane, and the lawyers for the detense busy preparing affidavits to prove the prisoner has his right mind and gener ally speaking has had, the greatest battle in the trial is impending. All further proceedings in Thaw's trial wait now ' upon the action of Justice Fitzgerald, the general opinion is that a commission will be appoint ed. Jerome will bring in support of his contention the affidavit of every expert on the side of the state that Thaw is suffering from an incurable form of insanity. And he will supple ment this with a transcript from the record of Dr. Hamilton's sworn decla ration. The defense is opposing the commis sion, but against such an array of facts it is not believed that they will be able to stay the threatened blow. Aftre that all is In doubt. The com mission may declare Thaw sane. In that event his acquittal is as certain as the appointment of the commis sion now seems to be. No jury will convict after the insanity of a defen dant has been so strongly called In question by the prosecuting attorney himself. May be the Finish. If he be declared insane the end of the Thaw-White tragedy will have been reached. Matteawan will claim the young millionaire and "finis" will he written upon the record of the most remarkable criminal trial that has occupied the attention of our courts for a generation. Thaw makes a statement in which he welcomed the appointment of a commission. "I am perfectly sane," said lie "and everybody who knows me knows that I am sane. In fact, on second con sideration of tb matter, I am rather glad on the whole, that the case has taken this turn, because I am satis fied the commission in lunacy i3 go ing to declare that I am sane at pre sent, and after that you can guess for yourself what will happen." Though measurably excited at the sudden turn the case had'talcen and paling before the prospect of being sent to a madhouse, the defendant carrie'. himself well throughout the ordeal, and was much less perturbed than his young wife. MARVIN IN NEW YORK Distracted Father Is Search ing for His Boy. MAY SEE THE PRESIDENT. Dover, Del., March 21. Horace Mar vin is believed to be in New York to day searching for the kidnapper of his boy. He left Dover yesterdav, saying he was going to Washington to consult j with the president, but later it was practically admitted that he had gone to New York. Two United Staes .se cret service men arrived in Dover dur ing the night. Will Sell Real Estate. Judge Fox has appointed M. Burns as commissioner to sell real estate in the case of Monima Wright and Alice Patridge against Calvin H. .Wright and others, on partition. RAILROAD KING III REPLY TOJIL KING Harriman Tells Rockefeller Taint So About Railroad Overcapitalization. SITUATION IS INTERESTING. JOHN D. APPEARS SOMEWHAT SO CIALISTIC IN HIS VIEWS AND THE WIZARD OF THE RAIL COMES BACK HARD. New York, March 21. K. IT. Harrl man says "T'alnt so" following John D. Rockefeller's sensational interview of yesterday in which the oil king de clared that our railroads over capi talized etc., the little railroad King is to the front with an equally sensa tional statement today. Harriman denies that our railroads are over capi talized, say's there is enough federal control now, that English financiers are pikers, and that there is no dang er of a panic or violent reaction, re sulting from our present prosperity, which Rockefeller fears is unhealthy growth. Of overcapitalization, Mr. Rockefcl-' ler said: "I think that properties should be capitalized at only their le gitimate value, and if that were dona there would be such a feeling of se curity in them among the general public that we would find men with, a little money holding highly profi table stocks, instead of allowing It ta remain at small interest in savlnsa banks." Would Not Suggest Remedy. Mr. Rockefeller, however, was tin able to suggest a remedy for existing cases of overcapitalization. He said, In his judgement, it would be next to Impossible to reduce such capitaliza tion now without causing chaos, but for future corporations he would Pug--gest conservatism. Asked if he thought the conference between the railroad men and the gov ernment would be beneficial, Mr. Rockefeller said: "I can not say. It is my idea that federal control would be a better thing for the roads. Vhey would then understand the laws they must observe and would be able to plan ahead Intelligently without ono state's suddenly demanding one thing:, and another state being equally insis tent on something entirely "different. The interstate situation and the differ entiation in the state laws is, I think one of the greatest problems railroad men have to deal with." Ominous Undercurrent. Speaking of the general financial condition of the country, Mr. Rocke feller said: "On its surface it Is good. Business is booming and every ono seems to be satisfied. Hut there in an undercurrent that does not look so good. I have not quite made up my mind if the increased production of gold Is responsible or not. It Is Im possible to see how such a situation will work out. Personally, I do not like the, outlook. "I do not think our people are Far ing the money they should save. The nation at the present time Is unusual- . ly prosperous, but financial reports do not show that saving has increased in ratio with our prosperity. We aro making more money, and, unfortunate ly spending more." Concerning Stocks. Concerning stocks, Mr. Rockefeller said: "Regarding the stocks which, seem so alluring to the public, I havo but a single observation to make. If a man goes into the street and finds , a certain stock that is declining con stantly, although it is paying 6 per cent dividend. It seems strange that he does not stop to consider that if the stock Is such a good proposition the men back of it, with plenty of money at their command, did not fieep It ia their control. Is it reasonable to suppose that if In a good, legitimate way the stock is actually earning 6 per cent, and will continue to do bo. it would be allowed to go out of the hands of controlling interests? Asked what his financial policy for a big railroad company would be, Mr. Rockefeller had thi3 to say: "I am not a railroad man, so I can not say, but generally speaking, I would like to see the class of citizens who have their money In savings banks holding the stocks and bonds. I presume any socialist would shake hands with me on that point. Without public confidence in our corporations, of course, that situation can be only a dream. . Comments on, the English Plan. "In England the shareholders have something to say about how their cor porations shall be run. Any man own ing a few shares can always get a bearing. He simply has to notify the management that he desires to ad dress It, and he can be sure that he Swill have an opportunity to say what is on his mind. Sad to relate, a man in th.e "relative position in this "It would not be a good thing for as to adopt the English plan as a whole. I think. It goes rather too far and prevents men from rising. Something after their method which would give broader opportunities for the builders and creators and planners would be more to our American liking, for, af ter all, the country owes a groat thing to these very men whom we are so prone to criticise. Americians want great opportunities and they should be limited only by what is right, just and sound."