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ABnJM AND SUN-TELEGRAM, VOL. XXXII. NO. 251. RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER IT, 1907. SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS. FRIENDS PLEASED WITH MILITIA LAW CONGRESS PASSED MCHMONB GARTSIDE CASE IS SETTLED OUTSIDE; AWARDED $3,750 Action Was Taken on Motion Made by Attorneys for the City in the Henry County Circuit Court. PEACE CONFERENCE TO END0N FRIDAY It Will Be Occasion of Jubila tion and Leave Taking. T TO PREVENT REBUILDING PLANT OF POWDER TRUST MEN OF AFFAIRS IN RICHMOND It Exempts From Service All Those Who Are Conscien tiously Opposed to War Beveridge Is Thanked. EVIDENCE IS SHOWN OF SECTIONAL FEELING. Affairs of the Negro Cause of A Spirited Discussion in the Five Years' Body Other Business Transacted. Never In the history of the Friends denomination was there a better bit of legislation secured, through the in strumentality of Friends and for the Friends, than the amendment to the United States militia bill in l!MKi, when at the urgent request of the Five Years meeting legislative committee, Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, and Senator Hoar and others fought a battle to ex empt all Quakers from militia service, with a favorable result. Such was the opinion of the hundreds of Quakers assembled at the East Main Street church Wednesday afternoon, when Timothy Nicholson, chairman of the legislative committee, in a volumin ous report, outlined the work of the committee and the work that had been done to head off the passage of the mi litia bill in the national houses, which if it had passed unmolested, would liavc required Quakers, notwithstand ing their scruples against doing so, to nerve in the army. There was great rejoicing among the Indiana members of the meeting, when Mr. Nicholson read the brilliant speeches of Senator Albert J. Beveridge on the floor of the senate, while the- members from Mas sachusetts paid a high tribute, as did all others to the late Senator Hoar, "the grand old man of the senate," for his active participation in the fight for the exemption of the Quakers from militia service. Sweeping in Effect. Although in a sense, a strictly mili tia bill, the amendment freeing the Quakers from militia service, will free them from military service of any kind, it is thought, and in addition, will free all those young men of what soever religious denomination over is and under 4. who have conscientious scruples against fighting. The report of Mr. Nicholson elicited much discus sion, and the committee was thanked heartily for its labors in securing the legislation. (Wednesday, the first opportunity that has offered, the Five Years' meet ing, in addition to paying a high trib ute to the senators who have taken a firm stand for the passage of the prohibitory amendment, "Senator Al bert J. Beveridge and others," were given a vote of thanks by the entire meeting, reprtsenting the Friends ;f the entire world. Although a rather lengthy treatise, which also contains references to the work of securing laws for prison reform, marriage an-' divorce laws, and various other lc Islatlon, the speeches of the scnal who stood for and against the amc jr.ent to exempt Quakers from mlliu service, will be added to the repo, . that it may become a matter of Friends history. The record of the passage of the bill by the house of representatives after a second consideration of the measure, win also bo added. Why Did He Do It? After Mr. Nicholson had read the many speeches of Senator Albert J. Beveridge, James Wood, who very oft en adds life to the meeting by his wit ticisms, was led to say that from the way Senator Beveridge referred to the Quakers as "a grand and intelligent people," he could not really see wheth er the senator from Indiana was real ly saying it to affect his hearers in the senate, or to make a favorable impres sion on the greatest body of Quaker voters in Indiana. The little bit of by-play at this juncture evoked a round of laughter from ihe meeting. Benjamin F. Trueblood paid high trioute to the legislative committee by adding that throughout the history of the Quaker church there bad never been a committee that has done as great a service as the one which re ported Wednesday. He believed the amendment had been passed as a trib tite to the Friends, and was a tribute to the freedom of conscience. James Wood, clerk of the meeting, John F. Hanson of Oregon, Chas. Teb betts of California, J. Elwood Page of North Carolina, Joseph Elkington of Philadelphia and Charles Sweet of Iowa yearly meeting all commended the high order of the bit of legislation, and further commended the commit tee who so industriously labored to bring it about. Still Sectional Peeling. That there is still a sectional feel ing between the people of the North and those of the South was evidenced Wednesday, when the discussion arose over the report of the condition of ne groes in this country, submitted by Al len Jay, chairman of the committee in (Continued on Page Four.) CREAM PUFFS ARE PUT II BALANCE Pure Food Law Forbids the Use of Ammonia, Which Is an Essential. COMMITTEE WAS NAMED. MASTER BAKERS WILL TRY TO GET AN EXEMPTION IN THEIR FAVOR BANQUET CONCLUDED THE MEETING HERE. Indiana Master Bakers, in session licit; louay, cnose juaiayette as the) next meeting place, next April, where j the annual session will be held. The ' association is especially anxious to I get a chair of baking at Purdue uni versity in order that baking may be made a science. Ohio, Indiana and Michigan have commenced along this line, as has also Canada and the Nat ional Association of Master Bakers. Prof. F. B. Lage, Indianapolis discuss ed the pure food law in its relation to the bakers and advised them as to hat they should do. One important cation is how to make cream puffs :thout using ammonia, which is gainst the law. The bakers claim that when ammonia is used that it loses its harmful qualities in the cooking and that the violation is a mere technicality. A committee was named to get an opinion from the state chemist in the hope that an exemption can be made. "To lift baking from dough-punching to a science," is the bakers slogan. At the banquet Wednesday night at the Pythian temple John Zwissler was toast master. Among those who spoke were Robert P.ryce, Mr. Van Cleave and A. L. Stubbs. all of India napolis. There was abundance to eat and the tables were prettily decorat ed. Mayor Schillinger was called away in the afternoon and his address of welcome was read by E. M. Haas, sec retary of the Commercial club. The session was held at the Masonic tem ple. . The visitors were well pleased with their entertainment in Richmond. UPTON SINCLAIR IS "FIRED" BY EMPLOYER Author Was Trying to Get Ma terial for Book. HIS TRICK DISCOVERED. New York, Oct. 17. After being a servant for several weeks in the Breakers, the Newport home of Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Upton Sinclair, novelist, has returned to his home. The author of "The Jungle" is at work on a new novel and desired to acquire material know-edge of high society. Another servant discovered his secret and he waa literally kick ed out m0r SAMUEL DICKINSON. President Dickinson Trust Cs ITALIANS APPEARED II THE CITY COURT Aubonna Perunna and Eur tachio Smarreili Deny Were Under Influence. EVIDENCE AGAINST THEM. SMARRELLI HAD AN EXCITING AD VENTURE IN THE NORTH END OF TOWN IN WHICH HE WAS WORSTED. Two Italians, Aubonna Perunna and Eurtachio Smarreili, the former a ped dler of plaster images and the latter a railroad laborer, went on a spree Wed nesday which resulted in both of them falling into the clutches of the law. This morning, with much waving of hands and shrugging of shoulders they entered pleas of not guilty, but the of ficers who arrested them testified tlmt both men had able bodied ''buns'" when arrested. Smarreili had an exciting adventure in the north end of the city before ne was escorted into the patrol wagoi.'. While staggering down the street he met a colored man and his best girl. The Italian was in a vivacious mood so he winked at the colored girl, to her great indignation. After some efforts at flirtation on the part of the amorous Italian the colored girl completely lost her self conrtol and smote Eurtachio Smarreili in the jaw by a vicious upper cut. This blow aroused the Italians ire so he retreat ed tothe street and seized upon a large rock. Smarreili, however, was so drunk that he could not handle the missle and it dropped from his hand. Perunna, who denies that he is the namesake of that well known patent medicine, is a tramp peddler. He has been selling about the streets plaster images of dogs and cats. When he and his fellow countrymen were each fined $1 and costs this morning by Judge Converse, Senor Perunna was filled with much mirth. "What a will become of my cats and dogs. I've de bigga room filled by them. Ha-ha. dey will starva to death while I go tc de jail." laughed Perunna. as he was led forth to Sheriff Meredith's board ing house. BELIEVES ITSELF SOLVENT Arthur P. Heinze Retires from New York Firm. New York, Oct. 17 Freu, Otto, Heinze & Co. today issued a state ment that Arthur P. Heinze is no longer a member of that firm, which feels itself solvent and will meet all obligations. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Friday, partly cloudy; fresh southwest winds. v OHIO Friday fresh southeast winds. CHARGE TO BE FILED 08LY FOB ASSAULT Prosecutor Jessup Reaches a Final Decision in the Case of Green. FEARS PREJUDICED JURY. DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT GREEN MEANT TO COMMIT CRIMINAL ASSAULT WILL BE ARRAIGNED SOON. Prosecutor Jessup states that not withstanding the fact that public sen timent in general favors placing a charge of criminal assault against Bernard Green, the seventeen-year-old colored boy who abused the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris, he will abide by his original decision to prosecute Green only on a charge of assault and bat tery. Prosecutor Jessup states that after fully investigating the facts' in the case he has no evidence in his pos session which would lead him to be lieve that Green intended to commit a criminal assault on little Hazel Har ris. He says that the physician who examined the Harris girl stated that there was no indication that Green had attempted a criminal assault and that no one had witnessed Green's ac tions with the child. "It is true that I could under the statute concerning criminal assault, charge Green with this crime, but I could not prove that Green had at tempted to commit such a crime," stated the prosecutor. "It is as much the state's duty to protect a man charged with a crime as it is to prose cute a law violator." Fears Prejudiced Jury. The prosecutor fears that if Green was charged with criminal assault, that any jury which might be called upon to hear the case would notwith standing the inability of the state to prove the charge, be so prejudiced against the young negro on account of the revolting nature of his actions with the Harris baby that he would be found guilty of criminal assault and sent to the penitentiary. In other words the prosecutor fears that any jury which might hear the Green case would allow its sentiments to inter fere with its sense of justice. "The statement that has been made that a prosecutor should never prejudge a man accused of a crime is nonsense," states Mr. Jessup. "Every prosecutor prejudges a man before he files a charge against him. In case of a murder the prosecutor is called upon to decide in his own mind whether or not he thinks the man guilty of murder in the first degree or of man slaughter. What ever conclusion he reaches he files a charge based on that conclusion. In my own mind I do not think that Green was guilty of criminal assault, notwithstanding the revolting nature of his crime, so I will only file a charge of assault and bat tery against him." Green will be ar raigned on thi3 charge some time this week. CONCLUSION IS REACHED AFTER MUCH "DICKERING" In Addition to the Amount . Awarded Gartside, the City to Pay the Costs One A musing Incident. Today, on a motion made by the at torneys for the city in the case of Wil liam Gartside against the City of Rich mond, which has been on trial for two days in the Henry county court, the ! case was withdrawn from the jury and a judgment for :?."." awarded to Gart side. The outcome of the case is re garded as a victory for the city. Before the hegim.dg of the trial, John F. Robbins and A. M. Gardner, attorneys for the city in the case, of fered in writing on behalf of the city to compromise for ..'!. 7."i. The prop osition at that time was turned down. Wednesday. T. J. Study and Fork ner & Forkner, attorneys for the plain tiff, came to the attorneys for the city and offered to "split" the amount of damages asked by Mr. Gartside and compromise the case for $n.K7.". The city attorneys refused to consider this proposition. Today the original terms offered by the city were accepted by the attorneys for the plaintiff and the case was withdrawn from the jury. During the two days the case has been on trial the prosecution introduc ed nine witnesses and nearly all of them swore that by the closing of a part of North Fourteenth street, so that the Hoosier D.ill factory could be enlarged. Mr. Gartside, who is pro prietor of the Diamond Clamp and Vlask company, had been damaged to the amount of about (.ooo. On cross examination nearly all of these wit nesses "hedged" on their original tes timony. An Amusing Incident. An amusing incident in the trial oc curred Wednesday when S. O. Yates, the well known local architect and con tractor testified that by the closing of North Fourteenth street between North E street and the Pennsylvania railroad. Mr. Gartside had been dam aged to the amount of $5."km. On cross examination, Mr. Yates, to the amusement of the jury testified that the factory building of the Diamond Clamp and Flask company is worth more than it was a year ago. owing to the increased cost in building materi- a.. A. G. Ogborn testified that the plaintiff had been damaged to the amount of $i.0:0. C. W. Merrill of the board of public works, states that about a week before the trial the attorneys for the plaintiff offered to compromise for 84. ."V) The board, which had allowed Mr. Gartside .:.'?.mx damages, then agreed to settle for .$ri.7oO. The attorneys for the plaintiff refused to consider this offer but later offered to compromise for $4.nx. The board, on the advice of its attorneys, stood pat on the original compromise offer which was finally ac cepted by the plaintiff today. SECURES NEW APPARATUS Study of Light Can Be Carried On Better. Prof. Frank Lamar has been granted permission by the school board to add a lot of new apparatus to the physical laboratory of the high school for the study of light. The apparatus has come and the students of physics are much pleased over it. THE FRIENDS CHURCH TOdAY Statistics Compiled By Rnfus M. Jones oi the American Friend And Presented to tbe Five Years Meeting at Its Sessions Number of monthly meetings in America 503. Number of meeting houses in America 6SS. Value of meeting property $2,248,510. Number of members 95,214. Number of Ministers SS0. Number of pastors 369. Total salary paid pastors $133,839. Average salary $362. ' Number of Sunday schools 653. Number of officers and teachers 6,064. Number of scholars enrolled 40,766. Number of Friends schools 42. Number cf colleges 11. Total enrollment in school? and colleges 5.721, Number of Friends l,9o9. Number of Instructors 432. Value of real estate and enlowments $8,319,600. Number of mission fields 14. Number of missionaries employed 88, Number of foreign members 3.578. Amount raised last year $89,108. PERMANENT COURT PLAN. The Hague, Oct. 17 The final ses sion of the peace conference will be held tomorrow and plans are making for a clearing session which will be a jubilation and leave taking:. Gener al jubilation is felt over the adoption of a plan for a permanent court of ar bitration. AH ARMED TRUCE IK RAILROAD FIGHT Fish and Harriman Are Both Confident in Struggle For Control. COMMITTEE IS AT WORK. POINT IS TO DETERMINE WHO IS ENTITLED TO PROXIES FISH WAS GREETED WITH APPLAUSE WHEN HE APPEARED. Chicago, Oct. 17 E. 11. Harriman today routed Stuyvesant Fish's forces in a skirmish coup in a battle for pos session of the Illinois Central. At a hurried call of the directors, the meeting ordered the books of the rail road held open until this afternoon for the transfer of stocks. This counter manded the previous order, closing the books until after the stock holders' annual meeting. A "snap meeting" declared Fish. Chicago, Oct. 17. Stuyvesant Fish and Harriman, both confident, rested in an armed truce today, while the proxy committee struggled with the task of finding who is who in the rail road war. The stockholders meeting adjourned until later in the day to give the proxy committee more time. During the delay both factions are waging a campaign for proxies. The meeting of the Illinois Central stockholders which was called at noon Wednesday, was finally adjourned late in the afternoon until this morning. No vote on the directors was taken and it is possible that none will be reached before a late hour today. The delay was caused by the inabil ity of three election inspectors to con eider all the proxies. The adjourn ment was taken after a tilt between William Nelson Cromwell, Mr. Harri man's leading counsel and James A. Patten, a prominent member of the Chicago board of trade. I he proceedings or the day were opened by a meeting of the directors No business was transacted, save that, on motion of Mr. Fish, it was decided to admit representatives of the press, and the committee of three election in spectors was finally completed. Election Inspectors Named. It was tiplated by Judge Ball that a committee of three should be appoint ed to pass upon the eligibility of the proxies. For the committee, Mr. Fish who was to select one member, chose nis private secretary, Charles H. Wen man. Mr. Harriman selected Louis Fritch, assistant to the president of the Illinois Central. After an all-night conference between Judge Farrar and Nelson Cromwell the selection of a third man was left to Judge Ball, who named E. S. Conway, a prominent man ufacturer of this city. The meeting of the stockholders was called to order at V2 o'clock by Presi dent Harahan. Mr. Fish was greeted with applause when he entered, but the smaller stature of Mr. Harriman allowed him to enter unobserved. Soon after he arrived Mr. Fish walked over to where President Harahan was seat ed, and placing his hand upon Hara han's shoulder, bent over and said a few words to him, which were evident ly of a pleasant character. President Harahan. however, was not in the mood for 'social greetings, and threw off Mr. Fish's hand with a manner of much impatience. Mr. Fish merely smiled and returned to his seat. Determined Fight Will Be Made by Means of Injunc tion by the Citizens of Fon tanel Ind. WORK OF RECONSTRUCT ING TOWN IN PROGRESS. Powder Trust Will Be Expect ed to Pay Enormous Dam agesOfficials Say They Will Rebuild Plant. Fontanet, Ind., Oct. 17 A determ ined fight by means of injunction Ir planned by citizens to prevent rebuild lng of the Dupont powder mill, the explosion of which -ost thirty-eight lives and Injured six hundred. The work of clearing away the debris and rebuilding the town ias already bo gun. The powder trust Is expected t pay damages which wiTl be tremen dous. Officials of the powder trust ar rived today and Bay they will rebuil two miles from town. TOTAL AT THIRTY-EIGHT. Six Hundred Were Injured In thl Explosion. Fontanet, Ind., Oct. 17. Thirty eight lives snuffed out, 600 injured, of which number 50 were seriously hurl and a property loss of approximatelj $750,000 Is the latest estimate of th destruction wrought by the explosioi at the Dupont powder mills Tuesdaj morning. From a workman employe! in the glazing mill It was learned to day that a "hot-box", which was caus ed by too much friction on the shaft ing, causing sparks to be transmitter to some loose powder, was In all prob ability the cause of the terrible catas trophe. The employe, whose name li William Sherrow and who is danger ously hurt as the result of tho explo slon, said: "The explosion was caused by loos boxing oh the shaft. The day befon this terrible explosion happened w had to throw water on it when It be came too hot. This time it got to hot and sent off the sparks that caus ed the explosion." Another company of state militia ar rived from Indianapolis 4ast evening and immediately went into camp. Thl town is now under martial law, th two companies of state troops bein in full control. Coroner Leavlt of Vigo count: spent the entire day Wednesday lr investigating the cause of the accl dent. The coroner declares that it Ii his opinion that not more than thirtj men were at work at the time the ex plosion occurred. He said that in ai explosion of the intensity of this on it was probable that a number of per sons might be blown to atoms an4 their bodies never recovered. The In jured at this place and Terre Hauti are getting along well. STELLA AULT GIVEN DIVOIM BY COURT Testified That Her Husbanc Deserted Her. RULING IN THE TULL CASE Stella Ault was granted a divorc from Arthur W. Ault, formerly castt ier of the local Panhandle freight sta tion. Mrs. Ault stated that last Janu ary her husband left her with a state ment that he was tired of her and thai he was a fool for ever getting married as he was not cut out to be a married man. Since that time he has not liv ed with her although she offered t overlook his action and live with hire again. Ault was present In the court room, but offered no defense. Egloncin Tull appeared In circuit court and asked that her husband pro vice funds to meet her expenses le prosecuting a suit for divorce. Th court ordered the husband, James Tull, to pay $1 a week for the support of hit wife and child. The court Ignored the petition of Mrs. Tull to be provided with funds to prosecute her divorce case. ; A CELEBRATION AT OXFORD College Day Was Observed in Inter esting Way. Oxford, O., Oct. 17 The Western College for Women celebrated College day yesterday, the students march ing to the chapel to the music of th processional, "Praise Ye, the Father." The address was delive'red by the Iter. Dr. Charles Frederick Goss, of Cincin nati. The Tecessional was the league song of the college. A picnic supper was served in the beech woods ad joining the campus. A large number of alumnae and friends of tbe college were present. . -".:.