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8 PAGES TODAY 1 H TODAY VOL. XXXII. NO. 79. Richmond, Ind., Monday Evening, April!, 1907. Single Copy, Two Cents. 8 PACES Fm TLD A NOTABLE CAMPAIGN IS CLOSE WINDY CITY" Chicago Voters About to Cast A Deciding Vote on a Prob lem That Has Long Been Vexatious. TRACTION SITUATION UPPERMOST TEN YEARS. Republicans and Democrats Alike Are Confident of Vic toryContest Exceptional For Vituperative Nature. Chicago. April 1. With tonight's meetings in Chicago, which will be the ' republican gathering at the Auditori um, will come tne end of an exception ally hard fought and exceptionally bit ter city campaign of the highest im portance. When the voters vote to morrow they will have the chance to write "finis' to a vexatious municipal question which for ten years has been the alpha and omega, the sum total of city politics. For ten years candi dates have fought ami mayors have been elected on traction issues, with no effect on the question itself. The street car systems show ten years" wear and tear and little or no better ment. Republicans Are Confident. Republican political leaders, in fin ishing the hard work of the campaign are confident that not only will the or dinances be endorsed by the vote of the people and ltusse elected to suc ceed Dunne, but that the entire repub lican city judicial and sanitary tickets will be elected. On the other band, the democrats assume to know that "Dunne will occupy the mayors chair at an increased salary of l.s.(. and that t.i'1 Mieet ordinances fs named. Hiving; the company an extension . f Ue;.y. years:, m'! vhc tp" chv ... i-r ceut. or the net receipts, will be buried ly popular vote, on the grounds that the peope want municipal ownership now and not twenty years hence. Term Has Been Extended. The term for which Mr. Busse and "Mayor Dunne are candidates, is a. four year cue. the first in the city's history, and for that reason the election is of double importance. The campaign has "been a most vituperative one and marked by libel suits. W. R. Hearst "began this leal game by suing the Chicago Tribune for reprinting por tions of Roofs New York speech. "Hearst made the figures .2,r( ',( . Then Mr. Busse came back at Hearst, tiling for pMuD as damages and the end is not yet. according to public threats made on both sides. Leaders of all parties expect a fierce election "lay. Preparations ample in .their de tails have been made by both parties to man the polls fully. Tenor of the orders issued by Chief of Police Col lins to the police as to their duty and what is expected of them aroused Ft ron g resentment at republican head quarters and it is pot beyond the range of possibility that a force of deputy sheriffs large enough to supply one to each of them shall be named. I QUEEN IS NEAR DEATH Mother of King Alfonso in Critical Condition. a ILLNESS DUE TO GRIPPE. Madrid. April 1. The condition of Queen Christina, mother of the king who has been confined with an attack of grippe, is regarded as critical today. The last sacraments have been given to her and the din-tors refuse to make any predictions as to the progress of her Illness. he had planned to go to Car tagena with King Alfonso to meet King Edward, but was prevented from doing so by her illness. WANT HECHT REAPPOINTED Governor Hanly Will be Asked to Give Vindicated Man His Place on K Pharmacy Board. Evansville. Ind., April 1 Friends of David Hecht. who was acquitted at Winchester last week of a charge of soliciting a bribe in connection with the sale of examination questions of the state board of pharmacy, are urg ing his reappointment to the board by (Jovernor Hanly. Hecht declares he would not accept the place again. The removal of Sala und Otto from the board is demanded by men of both parties here. No Easter Services. Hagerstown, Ind., April 1 There tv ere no special Easter services at any rf the churches yesterday. Rev. Walk preached, at the Christian church morning and evening from texts sug gested by Easter, but no special music or preparations were made to cole prate the day. EAR G Circulation Statement for Palladium and Sun-Telegram. Thomas J. Golding, circulation manager of The Rich mond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, does hereby certify that the following is a true and correct statement of the circula tion of The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram from March 17, on which day the Palladium and Sun-Telegram were consolidated, to March 31, after deducting all waste copies and those not accounted for, and does NOT represent the "press count" which would show figures considerably in excess of those given belcw. (Signed) THOMAS J. GOLDING. PAID. DAY. COPIES. 17 6,945 18 ...6,927 19 6,927 20 6,925 21 6,917 22 6,921 23 6,921 24 6,845 25 6,841 26 6,843 27 6,848 28 6,855 29 ..6,857 30 6,857 31 ...6,851 TOTAL 103,280 Average Paid Circulation for 15 Days 6,885 I solemnly swear that the above is a true statement of the paid circulation of The Richmond Palladium and Sun Telegram from March 17 to March 31, inclusive. (Signed) THOMAS J. GOLDING. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st day of April, A. D. 1907. D. H. KUTH, Notary Public. (Seal) My commission expires June 1, 1909. HARMLESS COW THF SOURCE OF STRIFE Residents of Clay. Township Appear Before the Coun- ty Commissioners. OPINIONS DIFFER VASTLY. SOME FAVOR RESTRICTION AND OTHERS ARE STRONGLY IN FAVOR OF FREE AND UNLIMIT ED USE OF HIGHWAYS. The sad-faced, peace-loving cows of Clay township have been the cause of stirring up strife among the farmers of that township, and at the present time the turmoil is at fever heat. Shall or shall not the bovines of Clay town ship wander at large along the high ways? is the question which has cre ated so much excitement farmers of that district. among the i Sentiment) for and against the personal liberties of Clay township cows, seems to be i about equally divided. This merry fight, which has been waging for some time, came to a focus this morning, when one faction of Clay township residents presented a re monstrance against the order of the board of county commissioners allow ing cows and other animals to wander at large along the highways, and the other faction presented a petition to the commissioners urging them not to rescind the order. There were over one hundred names signed to the re monstrance and an equal number cf names were attached to the petition. Arguments Are Heard. About 11 o'clock this morning spokesmen for the two warring fac tions appeared before the commission- i 1. j., : 1 arguments. The champions of the tows stated that it had been the cus tom since the beginning of time to al low bovines to amble about the roads and byways, eating tne juicy wayside grass and harming no one. The re monstrators stated that cows allowed to wander at large were a public mii sauce. They stated that these va grant cows broke down fences, tram pled over the crops and did other things that they should not do. The commissioners have not yet had . , time to sift all the evidence in the case and their decision will not be made for , pi on several points, at least a week. Meanwhile the ram- Mlt- the evidence in the trial, the bling milk producers will continue toMf"61"8 written to Delaucy Lyon and occupy the highways of Clay ship. town-!lue RALPH HUSSON SUCCEEDS. Richmond Young Man Making Good In His New Position. Ralph Husson. who is now in the claim department of the Rock Island railroad, with headquarters at Topeka Kan., is making a good reeord. Al though in the service but a short time he is already being entrusted with the full settlement of claims. Mr. and Mrs. Husson are well pleased with To-peka. TOTAL. COPIES. 7,171 7,153 ..7,153 7,151 DAY. 17 18 19 20 21 7,143 22 .....7,147 23 24 7,147 7,071 25 7,067 26 7.069 27 7,074 28 7,081 29 - 7,083 30 7,083 31 7,079 TOTAL 106,672 THAW JURY EXCUSED TILL ON THURSDAY It Is Believed the Lunacy Commission Will Then Be "Ready to Report. DEFENDANT IS CONFIDENT. EVELYN GIVES OUT INTERVIEW AFTER VISITING HER HUSBAND IN PRISON ATTORNEYS ALSO CONFIDENT. New York, April 1. The Thaw jury when it met today, was excused until Thursday when it is assumed the lu nacy commission will have decided fully. Thaw wijl then hear whether his trial is to go on or he is to be sent to Mattewan. "My husband never felt better in his Jllt-- llB 1S ausouueiy comment mat lie De declared sane by the com- mission in lunacy, and after talking with him I feel more confident than ever that the trial will proceed and he will be triumphantly acquitted." Evelyn Xesbit Thaw made this statement Sunday in an interview giv en in the Tombs prison immediately after she had left her husband. Be cause it was Easter Sunday and be cause she was unusually desirous of congratulating her husband on his splendid showing before the commis sion on Saturday young Mrs. Thaw obtained a special permit to see her husband on Sunday. When asked if the report was true that her husband had speculated re cently in Wall street and won a large sum on railroad stocks she smiled and said: Oh, that't just another paper story. - - - - - --..v .i- v i n v 1. 1 uc iu: j i v hasn't speculated in stocks for ever so long." The same confidence that marked ! Thaw's attitude was reflected in his wife s interview. "Counsel for the defense have every confidence that Thaw will be declared sane by the commission in lunacy." said Mr. O'Reilly. The defense will offer no witnesses before the commis sion. We will not call our seven ali enists, although we know that Mr. Je rome was promised by the commission 1 V. ,; ...... . . . ooservations ot experts in court. e expect that Dr. Allen McLane Hamilton will not be heard by the commission when the examination is renewed on Thursday. We also feel certain that his evidence will be ex cluded on the ground that it is of too remote an issue." BOOKER WASHINGTON TO SPEAK AT INDIANAPOLIS. Much Interest centers in the visit to Indianapolis of Booker T. Washington, the noted negro leader. Washington will sneak at Bethel A. M. E. church in that city Tuesday rvenim;. POTS SPIRIT INTO HIS REVIVAL WORK The Rev. Allen Wilson Believes In Up-to-date Methods of Rousing the Public. MAY USE THE COLISEUM. WEDNESDAY NIGHT HE WILL SPEAK ON "IF CHRIST SHOULD COME TO RICHMOND" CHRIS TIAN CHURCH SERVICES. Marked by typical Easter services, large attendance, a chorus of ' fifty voices, which rendered several beauti ful selections, two powerful sermons, baautiful solos and what is still more a spirit for accomplishment among the members, the revival services at tho Christian church began Sunday under most auspicious circumstances. The crowd attending the morning service filled the auditorium, while that at night taxed the seating capacity of the entire church, and the agitation was immediately started for holding the services in the Coliseum, that mere people could be accomodated who wished to attend the meetings. Whether or not this will be done is still a matter of doubt, but if the Rev. Allen Wilson, ean pursuade the mem bers of the congregation to accede to his wishes, such will be the case, for, as he put it Sunday night, when he viewed the large crowd, "The church is full and probably seventy-five per cent of those here are church mem bers, and it is the other people whom I wish to reach; we should secure ,a larger meeting place." Sermons of Much Power. The two sermons by the Rev. Wil son were of much power and he im mediately inspired the members of the congregation to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, and all are predicting the greatest revival ever known in the history of the church. The Rev. Wil son himself stated thnt the Richmond field is a good .one and everything points to a great meeting. The Rev. Wilson's morning topic was "How Nehev. ah built the wall" and he direct d tic message chiefly to those who were already members of the church, urging each to do his most efficient work during the meet ing, and all work together for the saving of souls. In the course of his remarks he showed the work Nehemi ah has accomplished by taking others into his confidence and allowing them to work with him, and of the ultimate great good accomplished. He further continued to show how the success of the present revival meeting depends largely upon the members of the con gregation and how each one was a link in the chain of success which should not be broken by some one shirking his duty. Posters Are Put Up. At the morning services, posters similar to the large window cards which have been placed in the up town store windows, were given to the members of the church to be placed in the windows of their homes and many of these, were placed about the citj Sunday. In the evening. Rev. Wilson dis coursed upon the "Resurrection of Je u,uu "l JC" sus Christ," and gave a most forci- ble appeal, showing how the entire faith of the Christian is based upon the belief that Christ rose from ,the dead. Mr. Wilson is a rapid fire spea ker but with it all he speaks so dis tinctly that no part of his message is lost by his audience. Prof. W. F. Lintt, the soloist ami co worker of Rev. Wilson, at once es tablished himself favorably with all his hearers in the solos of Sunday. He possesses that charm in singing wlych consists in throwing his whole soul in to the message that he gives and that feeling he imparts to the audience. The special chorus which has been ar ranged for the meeting, numbered about fifty on Sunday and occupied all the platform space available. Prof. Lintt will make an endeavor to se cure a chorus of at least one hundred if possible, before the meeting has progressed very far. If Christ Should Come-. Rev. Wilson will speak tonight upon "The Bible, How to Use it." Tuesday night his subject will be the "Death of Jesus Christ," and on Wednesday night he will speak on "If Christ Came to Richmond." The last named topic promises to draw one of the largest crowds ever assembled in the church, as many people will desire .to hear just what the famous evangelist has to say about conditions in Richmond. As he has a habit of handling subjects without gloves the address promises to be a most interesting one. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Fair and warmer Tuesday with fresh to brisk east to south winds. OHIO Tuesday fair and warmer. CIRCULATION STATEMENT. SUNDAY (March 31) Total Circulation Net Circulation 7,079 r 6,851 ADVERTISING COMPARISON For the Month of March. PALLADIUM AND SUN-TELEGRAM. Inches. Total for March 16,174 Total for February 9,249 Gain Gain 6,925 75 Per Cent ., LOCAL ADVERTISING. Total for March 12,433 Total for February 7,387 Gain 5,046 68 Gain, Per Cent FOREIGN ADVERTISING. Total for March 3,741 Total for February 1,862 Gain 1,879 100 Gain Per Cent. The above figures show the great increase in advertising the merged paper, The Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, carried during the month of March as compared to the amount of advertising carried by the Palla dium during February. From the figures of both the Palladium and Sun Telegram and the Item it can readily be seen that in total advertising the Palladium an 6un-Telegram carried 1,068 inches more of total advertising than Hid its competitor, the Item. In local advertising the Palladium and Sun-Telegram carried 1,479 inches more than did the Item-. And besides this the Palladium and Sun-Telegram showed a gain for the month in foreign ad vertising of 100 per cent as compared to only 24 per cent gain for the Item. All these gains clearly show that advertisers, both foreign and local, re alize that they can obtain better results from the Palladium and Sun-Telegram than they can from the Item. And they naturally do get better results as the Palladium and Sun-Telegram leads the Item in paid circulation by 2,000 subscribers or more. CLASSIFIED PALLADIUM AND SUN -TELEGRAM. Ads. Total for March 1,454 Total for February . . .595 Gain Gain Per Cent. 859 144 The great volume of classified advertising carried by the Palladium and Sun-Telegram is clearly recognized as indicating its great popularity among the people. It hasn't taken the people long to find out that the largest cir culation easily brings the greatest results to classified advertisers. HEBBLE HOME WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE Beautiful Residence Near East Germantown Burned to The Ground, Sunday. LOSS PROBABLY $5,000. MR. HEBBLE MADE A FIGHT AGAINST THE FLAMES UNAS SISTED UNTIL ARRIVAL OF SEV ERAL NEIGHBORS. The beautiful frame dwelling of A. L.. Hebble, a mile and a half northeast of East Germantown, burned to the ground about 5 o'clock Sunday after noon, despite the vigorous efforts on ithe nart of Mr. Hebble to save his j , nronertv. The loss is estimated at about $5,000. Mr. Hebble had about $3.500 insurance on all of his farm buildings, and it is stated that the in surance on the house amounted to about .S2.500. Mr. and Mrs.' Hebble were away from home Sunday and before leaving Mr. Hebble built a big wood, fire in the fur nace. It is thought the blaze origi nated from sparks falling from the chimney onto the roof. Mr. and Mrs. Hebble returned home about 4 :'' o'clock and shortly after their return it was noticed that the roof was ablaze. Made Fight Unassisted. Mr. Hebble carried several buckets of water to the roof and began to fight the blaze. He was the only man on the farm and he had to make the fight un assisted. Mr. Hebble would probably have succeeded in saving the home from total destruction had it not been for the high wind which fanned the blaze beyond his control. Fortunate ly the wind drd not blow in the direc tion of the barn and other farm build ings, or they also would have been de stroyed. Some Goods Saved. By the time Mr. Hebble realized that he could not check the fire, neighbors began to arrive and under the super vision of Mr. Hebble the work of sav ing the household goods on the first floor was successfullj- carried out. All the property on the first floor of the house, including a piano, was saved, but none of the household goods on the second floor could be removed. The Hebble home was rebuilt about three years ago. and was one of the finest country homesteads in the coun ty, having all modern improvements. Mr. Hebble probably will rebuild his home this spring. ALLEN JAYT0 OFFICIATE. He Will Have Charge of Dedication of Wabash Church. The new Friends church in "Wa bash, indbma will be dedicated on Sunday, April 21. The Rev. Allen Jay will" have charge of the dedication.- ITEM. . Inches. Total for March 15,106 Total for February 11,900 Gain 3,206 Gain Per Cent 27 LOCAL ADVERTISING. Total for March 10,954 Total for February 8,553 Gain 2.401 Gain Per Cent I .....28 FOREIGN ADVERTISING. Total for March J 4,152 Total for February 3,347 Gain Gain 805 Per Cent 24 ADVERTISING. ITEM. m Ads. Total for March .927 Total for February 635 Gain . w .292 Gain Per Cent 46 STATE TAX BOARD NOW-III SESSION Will Make Assessment of Rail roads, Telephone and Other Property. APPEALS WILL BE HEARD. WORK OF THE BOARD DIVIDED INTO THREE PERIODS THE LAST OF WHICH CARRIES INTO THE MONTH OP JULY. Indianapolis. Ind., April 1. The state board of tax commissioners con vened in annual session this morning at the office of the auditor of state. The purpose of the meeting was to fix the annual assessment for taxation of jail the property of steam railroads. electric railways, telephone, telegraph, express, sleeping car, transportation and pipe line companies , copartner ships and all associations upon which the state board is, by law. required to make the original assessment. The board will also hear all appeals and applications for revisions of as- sessments as formerly fixed by the county boards of review and the state j board of tax commissioners. The te!- j ephone companies will be first taken j up. alter tne organization or tne noara is effected. The first session of the board will continue for fifty days, ending Monday, May L'O. This session will be devoted exclusively to the hearing of state ments of the corporations and the as sessment of their property. The second session will begin Tues day, July 2, and will continue for 12 j days. This will be devoted to the tearing of appeals from assessments made by the board at its first session. The third session will begin Monday, July 33, and will continue for twenty days, unless extended through -neces-i sity. for appeals from decisions of county- boards of review and the equal ization of the assessment of alj prop erty, real or personal, and the final ad justment of all matters before the board. VAN DUSEN WILL FILED. The Estate Reverts to the Three in Number. Children The will of the late Frank Van Dusen, formerly chief assistant to the general passenger agent of the Penn sylvania lines west, who died recently, was filed for probate at Pittsburg on Friday last. In the will he left his entire estate to his widow, Sarah E. Van Dusen, but as the latter died a few hours after her husband, the es tate reverts to the three children of the deceased. s Going to Cincinnati. A number of Richmond baseball fafis will eo to Cincinnati next Sumiav to. see the Reds play the Chicago White jsox, r EASIER SERVICES AT THE CITyCHURCHES Day Was Made a Notable One At Many Places of Wor ship in Richmond. ST. ANDREW'S MALE CHOIR. ITS APPEARANCE HAD A DECID EDLY PLEASING EFFECT PRO GRAM RENDERED AT FIRST M. E. TO BE REPEATED. Easter services in the churches of Richmond were marked by the unus ually large attendance both morning and evening. Excellent musical pro grams were given by the choirs and Sunday schools of the various denom inations. Every where the glad- tid ing of the resurrection were sunr. while the ministers ppoke on Easter topics. Easter was marked at St. Andrew's church by the appearance of the full male choir, the first which has ever sung in the church. Its work was ex cellent and though an innovation, wns a decidedly pleasing one. The first mass was held in the morning. th Rev. Uadlage being in charge of tho services. At the high mass at $:4. the Rev. Father Roeil gave the sermon in English, while the male chorus gav.i the "Figured Mass" under the leader ship of Prof. J. M. Richter. The mass is a difficult one but was well rend ered. In the afternoon at thren "elock the choir sang the vespers C the benediction of the blessed sacra rneht. South Eighth Street Friend. At the South Eighth street Friend church the Sunday school children, gave the exercises of the day at tho regular Sunday school hour. They in- j eluded readings and musical selections which were well received. The Men'- Social union attended the Sunday school in a body. At the regular morning church services Miss Halcey Harold sang a beautiful solo wht'e th quartet composed of Misses Harold and Katherine Snyder and Messrs Ray Weeks and Thurman Overman ng most acceptably. The Rer. C. M. Case, pastor of the church, spoke on an Easter topic. St. Paul's Lutheran. Services at the St. Paul's Lutheran cbjurcli Eastcf nioinjng were given in German, while communion was taken. The Rev, Conrad Huber, 'as tor of the church, spoke on '."The Blessings of Easter," while !lie choir rendered two beautiful anthems, ouo being given in German and p in English. The Sunday school of tho church had charge of the esrcniiifJf services and the primary department gave several interesting selection?. The choir gave the cantata "Th-? Ris en King." by T. A. Tschnecker. in r-'i excellent manner. During the day offering's for tho church extension fund amounted lo al almost $G0. Trinity Lutheran. The congregation at Trinity L.ul'h' ran celebrated the Eord'- supper. The Rev. J. Beck, pnstor, look for hi morning topic, "The Joyful Message, of Easter." The edifice was crowded at the morning service, as it.was at all the services of the day. In tiv after- ; noon the Sunday school gave the can tata, "Halleujah." The effort was n most creditable one. First English Lutheran, . Four persons were baptized at thw First English Lutheran at lb.3 services in the morning. The Rev. Mr. How ard gave a short speech appropriate t the day. At night the Sunday tehoot had charge of the exercises. which (Continued on Page Two.) CURTIS MftD MANAGER Placed in Charge of Starr Pi ano Store. IS FROM INDIANAPOLIS. E F Curtis, a valued employe of jthe Starr Piano company at Indiana j olis has been brought to this citv and j piaced in charge of the company's store rooms on Main street Mr. Cur- tis will move here with his family as soon as he can secure a suitable resi dence. He has been in the employ of the Starr company for a long time. Mr. Curtis understands the piano bus iness thoroughly and is a very affablo gentleman. WILSON RESCINDS RULING. Bloomington Judge Had Overlooked Section in the Ganiard Blind Tiger Law. Bloomington, Ind., April 1. The cases against, the Bloomington liquor men, which were thrown out of court last Monday by Judge James B. Wil son, are to be revived and put back on the docket again this .week. An nouncement to this effect Was made by Judge Wilson in a public statement, in which he says that at the time'of quashing the eighty-four indictments he had overlooked that section of thn law which provides that the prosecu tions shall bo made under the statntes that were in effect prior to the enact- ment of the Ganiard law by the lat legislature.