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H A1MO SUN-TELEGRAM VOL. XXXII. NO. 253. RICHMOND, IND., SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 19, 1907. SINGLE COPY, 2 CENTS. BIRTHRIGHT P LAN WILL HOT BE USED FOR REXT 5 YEARS This Decision Was Reached By the Five Years Meeting Of Friends at the Session Held This Morning. OPINION IS DIVIDED REGARDING QUESTION. Committees Named for Ensu ing Five Years Benj. F. Trueblood Talks on Friends In Public Affairs. For the next five years at lwast tne Old system of birthright membership -in the Friends church will not be re verted to, the plan of associate mem bership adopted at the first session of the Five Years' meeting to be strictly complied with by the various yearly meetings. Many advocated a return to the old custom, which has marked the Friends' denomination for many years. The arguments presented how ever, favoring a return to the old cus tom, were overbalanced by the argu ments presented for a continuance of the associate membership plan, which allows the children themselves to choose the time and denomination they shall enter. The report was adopted by the meeting after much discussion. The subject of pastoral needs of the congregation was discussed by James "Wood, who presented the leaV.ing paper .while Mary M. Hobbs of North Caro lina and Clarence M. Case of Rhode Is land, participated in the discussion. The Five Years' committees as new ly appointed are: Committee on Arrangements. Itufus M. Jones, New England; James Wood, New York; Samuel Neave, Baltimore; L. Linden Hobbs, N. C: Elbert Russell, Indiana; Peter Daidabough, Western; A. Rosenberger, Iowa; Josephus Haskins, Wilmington; Edgar H. btranahan, Kansas; John Chawner of California; Mabel H. Doug las, Oregon; John Joseph Mills, Cana da. New American Board Foreign Missions Rhoda M. Hare, Geo. Taylor, Emily W, Mills, Edith Harris, Benj. True-: blood, Almy C. Grant, Carolena M. ' Wood, Wni. C. Tabor, James Carey, ; Jr., II. Virgil Easterling, Anna E. Wil-j Hams, Ell Reece, Clara I. Cox, Ellen C. Wright, Johiah W. Sparks, E. Gur ney Hill, Lucy Hill Binford, Charles E. Carey, Wine'ord MilHgan, Morton -C. Plerson, Sylvester Newlin, Eliza Armstrong, Ella Moore. Wm. Jasper Iladley, Chas. S. White, Viola Spur geon, Edgar S. Stranahan, Franc's A. Wright, Martha M. Woodard, Effle R. Famlin and Levi Y. Gilbert. Board of Education. John II. Meader, New England; Lindley D. Clark, Baltimore; Sarah H. Hoge, Baltimore; James Wood, New York; A. K. Smiley, New York; Timothy Nicholson, Indiana; Benja min March. Indiana; A. F. N. Ham Meton, Iowa; Wm. Mather, Iowa; Calvin Kissinger, Kansas; Albert Cox, Kansas; Milford Edgerton, North Car olina; Delia N. Black. North Carolina; Levi Mills Wilmington; David Had ley, Western; Mary S. Kenworthy, Western; O. R. Bray, Oregon; Jesse Edwards, Oregon; Abraham B. Sav ior, Canada; John Chawner, Califor nia W. B. Coffin, California. Board for Negroes. John C. Thomas, Baltimore; John R. Taber, New York; Joseuha God clard, Indiana; Timothy Hussey, N. E.; J. W. Woody, North Carolina; Wm. H. Hollowell, North Carolina; Mary C. Wright, Kansas; Alfred J. Hanson, Iowa; John Fry, Iowa; Isaac Johnson, Wilmington; Solomon B. Woodard, Western; H. Elmer Pem berton, Oregon; W. H. Coffin, Califor nia. POLITICS AT LOW LEVEL. Benjamin F. Trueblood on Friends In Public Affairs. "Politics today has sunk to a very low level. There is a need for good men in the political arena whom the fire of temptation cannot scorch. Men of the careless type are respon sible for the corruption today, and it is only the good men who would do their duty if placed in office, that can deliver us from all our present politi cal baseness." This in substance was a statement of Benjamin F. Trueblood the noted peace advocate of the Friends church, in an excellent paper read before the Five years meeting Friday night. The paper advocated a greater interest in affairs political on the part of the Quakers, which would neccesitate throwing aside all their past and present scruples against en tering the political world. Mr. Trueblood traced the history of the Friends in England in earlier days, and spoke of the great activities which had een carried on by them there, and contended that American Quakers should take an equally Im portant part in public affairs of Am erica. Among the many fields which are open to the earnest endears of Continued on Page PROVED PET MAGILL HfD KILLED HERSELF State Could Not Make a Case At Decatur. VERDICT FOR DEFENDANTS. Decatur, 111., Oct. lit. Following the closing speech of Prosecuting Attorney Redmond, Judge Cochran Friday in structed the jury in the case of Fred and Fay Magill, the accused poisoners of the former's first wife, to return a verdict of not guilty. The jury ab sented itself from the court room just fifteen minutes to make the forma: verict and returned with the signed warrant giving the banker his free dom. Thus ended a remarkable trial. That the defense had proved Pet Ma gill had killed herself through despon dency and that Fred Magill and his girl bride Fay Magill. close friend and adviser of the dead woman, had noth ing to do with the woman's death, is the judgment of the court and the jury and those who have listened closely to the testimony of the last few days ex press no surprise, for the prosecution failed to make a case against the two defendants. POWDER MEN STODV RECENT EXPLOSION Come From All Over the Coun try to Inquire Into the Cause and Effect. WILL REPLACE VILLAGE. POWDER TRUST HAS DECIDED UP ON THIS MUCH APPEAL FOR AID IS ISSUED BY THE GOV ERNOR. Fontanet, Ind., Oct. 19 Powder men from all parts of the country are here today to study the cause and effect of last Tuesday's explosion. So far it remains a mystery. Will Replace Village. Fontanet, Ifld., Oct. 19 That the DuPont Powder company will replace that portion of this village destroyed as a result of the explosion last Tues day will be the information conveyed to Governor Hanly by the commission that came here to view the ruins and make recommendations as to the need and distribution of relief funds. The Governor's Appeal. Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 19 Pending the report of the commission sent to Fontanet to learn the necessity for aid, Governor Hanly has issued the follow ing statement: "There is need of assistance at Fon tanet. The people of the state ought to make quick and adequate response. The DuPont Powder company has placed $",000 in my hands for .distri bution and as a basis for a relief fund. "I hope contributions to the fund al ready started will not be delayed, but that they will be begun at once." WILL HEAR ARGUMENT Case of Lacey Against Wayne County Again Up. IS LONG IN THE COURTS. Judge Macy of the Randolph circuit court, has notified the attorneys in the case of M. M. Lacy against Wayne county to recover $5,000 alleged to be due him for services as a tax adjus tor, that he will hear arguments on the motion of the plaintiff for a new trial on November 2. The case was first heard before Judge Macy early in the summer. Last July he handed down a decision favorable to the county. Judge Macy held that Lacy had a contract to search for secreted taxables outside the county and that in the case In question he was suing to recover fees for taxables he had alleged to nave discovered, but which, the court held, were uncovered in Wayne county. MRS. STUBBS WORSE; A PHYSICIAN CALLED Dr. Weist Has Again Gone to Attend Her. SHE HAS HEART TROUBLE. Dr. H. H. Welst was again called to Chicago today by the illness of Mrs. Lewis D. Stubbs, who is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sherman. Mrs. Stubbs has heart trouble and fear is expressed that she may not recover. She is in a critical condition. NOVEMBER SECOND PROSECUTOR, HOT A PERSECUTOR-R. U. J. Attorney for Bernard Green Congratulates Jessup Upon His Stand. GIVE ALL THE EVIDENCE. THE CASE HAS BEEN SET FOR TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK CHARGE WILL BE ASSAULT AND BATTERY MERELY. "Your honor, I am ready to have the Bernard Green case set for trial at any time. Green is guilty of as sault and battery on Hazel Harris and I will enter a plea of guilty for him," stated Attorney ' Henry U. Johnson this morning in the circuit court. Mr. Johnson then congratulated Prosecutor Jessup for his manhood in sticking to his determination to prose cute Green on a charge of assault and battery despite the fact that "carp ing" critics and public sentiment fa vored the young negro being charged with criminal assault. Prosecutor Jessup stated to the court that inasmuch as he had been publicly criticized because he had re fused to prosecute Green on a charge of criminal assault and because reflec tions had been passed upon the court in connection with 'thin case he would like to have Mr. Johnson enter a plea of not guilty for Green so that all the evidence in the case could be brought out. Mr. Johnson agreed with Mr. Jes sup that all the evidence in the case should be brought out for the benefit of those who had criticized the action of the prosecutor but he stated that to have this evidence introduced it was not necessary for him to enter a plea of not guilty for Green. Wants All Evidence. Judge Fox agreed with Mr. Johnson. He stated that if the actions of Green with the Harris child were such as had been published in the local news papers, Green deserved severe punish ment and that he would want all the evidence bearing on the case intro duced, even if a plea of guilty were entered. Judge Fox then set Tuesday of next week as the date for the hear ing of the case. Mr. Johnson stated that he would positively enter a plea of guilty for the defendant to a charge of assault and battery and that all the witnesses he would introduce would be three or four character witnesses and peo pie who could throw some light on Green's mental condition. Mr. John son again congratulated Mr. Jessup for his determination to be a prosecu tor not a persecutor. HUGHES NOT SEEKING BURDENS OF OFFICE Governor of New York Outlines His Attitude. SAYS TOIL IS INTOLERABLE. New York, Oct. 19. In an address given last night before the Republi can club. Governor Hughes clearly outlined his attitude toward the pres- idential nomination, declaring that he does not seek the honor and adding that public office carries with it a bur den of responsibility and a burden of incessant toil that is intolerable. PASSTHROUGH RICHMOND The Wherritts Complete Long Eastern Trip. RETURNING TO CHICAGO. S. E. Wherritt, sales manager of the Pierce-Racine automobile company at Chicago, and Mrs. Wherritt, passed through Richmond Friday enroute to Chicago after a long eastern trip. Mr and Mrs. Wherritt. on leaving Chicago went to South Bend, Toledo. Cleveland Buffalo, Albany and New York. On leaving New York, they went to Phila delphia, Atlantic City, Baltimore Washington. Pittsburg. Columbus Dayton and from Dayton to Richmond. On leaving here they went to Indian apolis and from there they will go dl rect to Chicago. The Wherritts have made their long journey in a 190S mod el Pierce-Racine machine and it has stood the trip splendidly. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA Sunday fair; light variable winds. OHIO Fair Sunday; light to fresh northwest winds. CUTOVER DELAYED. Officers of the Home Telephone company today served notice that the "cutover" to the new system cannot be made tonight. Probably it can be made by the middle of next week. BILLY SMS JUDGE BARNARD LEADS IT 'olitical Dopester Talks of the Congressional Situation In Sixth District. DEMOCRATS LESS HOPEFUL BLODGETT SAYS THERE IS LIT TLE DOUBT BUT THAT BARN ARD WILL BE NOMINATED BY REPUBLICANS. Billy Blodgett, who has got back into' action as political writer on the In dianapolis News, hands out the follow ing on the Sixth district congressional situation: "The democrats do not feel so en couraged as they did about carrying the Sixth district for congress. When it was understood that Jim Watson, who was nearly defeated at the last election, would be a candidate again, the democrats got ready to have a trong organization against him, and it was the understanding also that a large sum of monev would be dumped 1 chased their own building sites and into the Sixth at the proper time. Now, J erected thereon their own cottages. It however, since Watson will not runuse(1 to l)e saicl tuat West Richmond for congress the democrats have about lost hope and the republicans feel cer tain of a congressman. The result is that there will be candidates galore and the fight for the nomination, while it will be sharp, will not be a bitter one but the man who gets the nomi nation will get it on a hot finish. "At the present time the man who is in the lead is W. O. Barnard, of New Castle, and if the lineup remains as it Is now there is not much question of his nomination. He will make as good if not a better congressman than any since the days of Henry U. John son. Another man who would do well s a member of congress is Charles W. Stivers, editor of the Liberty Herah1. Will A. Hough, of Greenfield, is a pop ular candidate, but just now he is as sisting in the management of Mr. Wat son's campaign for governor and can not give his own political race the at tention it should have." MILLER PLACE WILL BECOMEJTOCK FARM To Be One of the Best In This Part of the State. MULES AND SHEEP BOUGHT. Col. John F. Miller states that he intends to make his farm northeast uf the city one of the best stock farms in this part of the country. All i.ii.ds of high grade stock will be l-ept. Mr. Dagler, who has charge of Col. Mil ler's farm has just purchased forty head of mules and forty head of high grade sheep. Recently Mr. t'agler purchased twenty-five heatl of high grade cattle. At the present time mules are bringing a higc.er price than they have in yeari. Col. Miller thinks that his experiment in raising mules will be a profitable one. GOD'S CHOICE FOR Meeting for Children at the U. B. Church. At the U. B. church tonight, Evan gelist J. E. Shannon will deliver the fourth and on Sunday 'morning the fifth in a series of messages on "God's ! Choice for and Method With Man." There will be a meeting Sunday at 3 p. m. for children. Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock the theme will be "A Lap Full of Wild Gourds." Meetings will continue throughout the coming week. CAUSE G00DC1TIZENSHIP Meeting Under Anspices St. Paul's Brotherhood. A good citizenship meeting will be held under the auspices of St. Pals Lutheran Brotherhood Sunday evea ing at seven o'clock at St. Paul's Lu- theran church, South Seventh be - tween C and E streets. Gustav Hoel - sher will give the oration which won first place at the recent inir-state oratorical contest. A hearty welcome is extended to alL DEMANDS OF WEST SIDE ARE STATED President Heironimus of Im provement Association Makes Them Plain. MANY THINGS ARE NEEDED. ADDRESS BY SENATOR R. E. KIRK MAN AND A LECTURE BY DR. S. E. BOND ON TUBERCULOSIS WERE FEATURES. The West Richmond Improvement association held its regular monthly ' meeting in the Baxter school building Friday evening. In opening the meet ing. Prof. N. C. Heironimus, president of the association, emphasized the need of a park and playground for the west Fide, public hall, extension of the sew erage lines, and a mail service that would reach the houses earlier in the day. The idea is to combine a park with a public playground for the chil dren, similar to the playground that now exists in the east of Richmond. The land along the river front was fa vorably mentioned as a location for such a park. Senator R. E. Kirkman was then in troduced and in a few well chosen re marks made it plain that it is the civic duty of every west side citizen to build up the community across the river. He said in part: "The West Side Is a community of homes. Its society Is essentially democratic in nature. The heads tf these homes are men who have Dur- was not a very desirable place in which to live. But that day is long gone by and people have come to see that, it is one of the most wholesome residence districts in the city. Wo have many advantages, but there are some which a city should have that have been withheld from us. We deserve the best. And by pulling to gether we an get the best in the way of mail service, sewerage extension, city hall, and public park." Following Senator Kirkman, Dr. S. E. Bond gave an Illustrated lecture on tuberculosis. He showed that "the great white plague" is the most dan gerous disease in the country today. Every four years It claims eight times as many victims as were killed on all the battlefields of the civil war. And yet states and municipal corporations let the disease ravage on in their bor ders unmolested. Some of his lan tern slides showed pictures of sweat shops in our own capital city that were most revolting in their nature. Pov erty, darkness, cramped quarters and unwholesome food, there go hand iu hand with the great monster tuber culosis. In contrast with this he set forth our own community, where we have air, light, sunshine and plenty of room. Under such conditions tuber culosis ought to be driven entirely from our midst, and no human being suffer from its ravages. The meeting was largely attended and a spirit of enthusiasm shown that is highly creditable to the west side. DAVID VAN BUSKIRK DEAD He Was a Well Known Resi dent of Cambridge. FUNERAL TO BE SUNDAY. Cambridge City, Ind., Oct. ID. Da vid VanBuskirk, a well known resident of this place, died at his home oh Dale avenue about three o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Van Buskirk was at ai advanced age and was an early resi dent of this city. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at East Germantown. Burial at Lutheran cemetery. WEEK OF WEIGHING TO ENDJT MIDNIGHT It Has Been Strenuous for Mail Clerks. BACK STAMP TO STICK. After one week's strenuous labor, clerks at the local postoffice will at midnight cease weighing all classes of mail and keeping financial records of the same. In order to facilitate the work, the back stamp was done away with during the past week but this process will be again restored, al - though it was thought that this might be ordered done away with entirely, Thousands of pounds of mail belong-' ing to different classes, have been re-1 corded. The more tedious task of! ' keeping a record of moneys expended ifor the different classes however, en - j tailed great labor and the clerks are : today sighing with relief to think but j few more hours remain lor the con- tinuance of the task. TRUSTEES HAVE RIGHT TO PURCHASE BOOKS Opinion Is Given by the Attor ney General. ON REQUEST OF COTTON. Attorney General Blr-chara. t the request of Fassett A. Cotton, superin tendent of public instruction, has giv en an opinion in which lie says that township trustees have authority un der the law to purchase Young Peo ple's Reading Circle books. The decision was given in order that trustees would not feel themsel ves bound by a decision given reveral vears ago by the Appellate court. which held that no statutory right had been vested in trustees to select school books. IT IS A BUSY TIME FOR y. M. C. A. Overseeing Construction Work And Planning for Asso ciation's Future. WORK ON THE EXCAVATION. IT IS PROGRESSING RAPIDLY AND IT IS THOUGHT IT WILL BE EN TIRELY COMPLETED BY NO VEMBER 1. It is a busy time now for the mem bers of the Y. M. C. A. building com mittee, and the executive committees. who are overseeing the work of con struction and making plans for the fu ture of the association. Next week the contract for the foundation of the new building will be let. The founda tion plans were to have been completed today. Following the letting of this contract the board will next turn its attention to the contract for the main building. As the plans for the asso ciation home are not yet completed, it will be some time before the large contract can be let. Work on the excavation is progress ing rapidly and it is thought it will be ! entirely completed by November 1, tne j time specified in the contract Every- thing is assuming an active air and work is being pushed. Members of the board are working to save all available time. To protect people against probable accidents, a seven foot board fence is now being constructed, which will completely surround the scene of building operations. It is asserted that workmen can make mnch more rapia smaes n not interierea wun Dy spectators to the operations. Many of the directors of the new as- sociation, as well as a number cr young men who have manifested a great interest in the association work, are making preparations to attend the state Y. M. C. A. convention which will be held In Kvansvllle. November 7-8-0-lO. The number or local people who will attend the convention, how ever, has noi been determined. FUNERAL OF H. B. CDLVIN Services in Charge of the Rev. L. H. Bunyan. The funeral services of H. B. Colvln were held Friday, In charge of the Rev, L. H. Bunyan. A Drier service was conducted at the house and the full ser vice at Elkhorn church, where a large number of friends came to pay a trib ute of respect to Mr. Colvin, who hafl lived in that community, and who was favorably known. The church was not large enough to accommodate them and many were not able to get inside of the building. A ladles' quartet, composed of Mrs. Longnecker, Mrs. Gormon, Mrs. Krone and Miss Taylor, rendered a number of beautiful selec tions. The pall bearer3 were Peter Beeler. Henry Burns. John Heiger, John Woodhurst, O. G. Porterfield and Mr. Hunt. BRYAN IS IN THE SOUTH He Is Shown Marked Attention At Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19. Wm. J. Bryan arrived in this city this morning and was the guest of Gov. Hoke Smith for 1 breakfast. He was tendered a reception : at the executive mansion this after- noon. He speaks at the state fair and at the Young Men's Democratic club banquet tonight, 111 I Miss Nona Rothermel and Marie and j Ralph Besselman of Richmond, went to Hagerstown Friday to visit Maurice Pitman and wife over Sunday. Jack j Besselman and wife of Richmond, will go over this evening. MEN LITIGATION ENDS III REFERENCE TO II. FOURTEENTH Contention Over Street Vaca tion Is Closed for all Time to Come by Compromise in The Gartside Suit. EVANS APPEAL WAS NOT WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT. Jones Was Satisfied With the Amount He Received City Received Almost Enough Benefits to Pay Claims All litigation agpinst the cftyiifc Richmond arising from the action of the board of public works in closing. that part of North Fourteenth street, between North E and the Pennsylva nia railroad for the benefit of the Hoo sier Drill branch of the American Seeding Machine company, la now m thing of the past. This week at New Castle the city. compromised with William Garteide, proprietor of the Diamond Clamp an 4 Flask company on North Fourteenth street, for $3,750. This settlement with Mr. Gartside concluded the litiga tion proceedings against the city in re gards to the closing of a part of North Fourteenth 6treet. J. A. Evans, proprietor of the Qua ker City Machine company on North Fourteenth street, brought action in the circuit court against the city be cause the amount of damages awarded him by the board of public works was $4,800. an insufficient amount in the opinion of Mr. Evans. This case was defeated in the circuit court on the grounds that Mr. Evans did not file his appeal bond within the prescribed lim it of time, twenty days, when the caae was appealed from the board of publlo works, to the circuit court. Jones Was Satisfied. James E. Jones, proprietor of the Advance company, machine tad re pair shop, was originally awarded SI.-' qqq damages by the board of public worXa. Mr. Jones complained that this assessment of damages was insuf ficient, and the board then reconsider ed its action and increased the daraag- es to Jl.GOO. To American Seeding this amount the Machine company added $100. This made Mr. Jones' to tal damages amount to $1,600, which was satisfactory to him. and he brought no action against the city. The amount paid to the city by the American Seeding Machine company for benefits as a result of closing the street, will almost meet the damages awarded to Gartside, Evans and Jones. After the two last mentioned manufac. turers had been paid their damages. there was still $3,000 remaining of the amount paid to the city by the Ameri- can Seeding Machine company for dam- ages. In the settlement with Willian Gartside, about $4,000 was required, this including the Judgment awarded to Mr. Gartside. the costs of the case and th ntfomATH' fp Tnirp Tn run i irr inico iu im Lire TO ESCAPE DISGRACE Aged Banker Is Charged Witff Misuse of Funds. BULLET IN HIS BRAIN. Huntingburg, Ind., Oct. 19. "Let m go home and get my overcoat and I'll accompany you," tremblingly said E. R. Brundick of this city, ex-president of the People's state bank, to the sher iff of Dubois county, who had placed the aged banker under arrest Friday afternoon on the grand jury indict ments growing out of the misappro priation of a part of the bank's funds. Brundick went home, passed through the house to the back yard and, draw ing a pistol, sent a 44-calibre bullet in to his head. Although he is seriously wounded, be may recover. Brundick has a wife, one son and three daughters, all grown. PLACE FOR m SOWERS Cambridge City Man an Offi cer of Red Men. Local Red Men who attended the Great Council at Indianapolis have returned home and express themsel ves well pleased with the gathering. Dr. C. M. Stoute, of Middletown, was the Tictor In the race for the office of great junior sagamore. The coun cil braves announced include great guard of the forest, C. M. Sowers, Cambridge City. A beautiful gold and silver jewel was presented to Great Prophet Lewis A. Stoy. of New Albany, by the Red Men of the state.