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LI BIUM AIJD SUN-TELEGRAM, VOL. XXXII. 0. Jjn.j. kicjkuom), iM)., Tin :ksiay r:vEix(i. jaxuauv k, idos. SINGLE (OrV, CENTS. THE PA GOVERNMENT MAI AID CITY III FIGHT FOR -Ml MILK Negotiations With Officials in Washington Have Been Started by City Health Offi cer and Council Committee. BOND FEELS CONFIDENT : GOVERNMENT WILL AID. City Must Pass an Ordinance According to Government Rules to Protect People Against Impure Milk. PASTEURIZATION OF MILK. DAIRYMEN WILL BE REQUIRED TO SELL MILK WHICH IS PUT THROUGH THIS PROCESS, TO MANY HOMES IN CITY. City health officer. Dr. Charles Bond, end t lie committee appointed by coun cil, to prepare a milk inspect ion c;di nancp, are busily engaged in this work, which will require much time nd attention. Dr. Bond stated today that it would not lie possible to present a milk inspection ordinance to council next Monday night. Dr. Bond and the council commit tee plan to have the milk sold in Rich mond inspected by federal govern ment, officials. Negotiations with the proper authorities in Washington. D. C.. have been started to secure gov ernment Inspection and Dr. Bond states he is confident that the federal authorities will assist the city in its campaign for good health, providing the rlty council passes an ordinance which will come up to government re quirements. Dr. Bond has consulted with several milk dealers in this county regarding the proposed inspection and he says that nearly all of them approve o the plans he has outlined. To guard against undesirable dairies, it. is prob able that a unique feature will be in corporated in the milk inspection or dinance. It is planned to place a tax on all dairies who sell milk in this city. The tax would be high enough to bar out. all undesirable dairy estab lishments. To protect bottle-fed babies in the summer, it is proposed to require all milk dealers who sell milk to families who have such infants, to pasteurize the milk. The ordinance will also pro vide that on the order ot any physician milk dealers must supply pasteurized milk to homes where there are sick people or confirmed invalids. Next month Dr. Bond will lertte on milk and dairy products before the Wayne County Horticultural society, and ho has invited all the milk dealers in this county to atleud the meeting. Many have assured him that they will be present. FORGET SORROW II THE EXCITEMENT Little Children Taken From Richmond to White's In stitute Unmindful. ANTICIPATED TRAIN RIDE. PROBATION OFFICER LEFT RICH MOND WITH SIX LITTLE CHARG ES SEVERAL LOCAL CHILDREN AT THE INSTITUTE. Mrs. Elizabeth Camber, the county probation officer, left this morning with six little homeless waifs for Wa bash. Ind.. where they will be placed in White's Manual Training institute. Mrs. Candler's youthful charges wer Keumth Oderkirk. Mary Oderkirk. l.ucy Oderkirk. M illard K. Bode, Har ry F. Tutwaller and Ethel M. Tutwal ler. The Oderkirk children come from a good. . but very unfortunate family. Not long ago the mother went violent ly insane and the father is in such poor circumstances that it has been Impossible for him to support the little ones. Willard Bode became a ward of the juvenile court through the de sertion of his mother. The Tutwaller children have lived in a home which Mrs. Candler describes as "a hell on earth." Their father is now serving v. rentence in the county jail for petit larceny. When Mrs. Candler and her small brood started for Wabash this morn lag, none of the children seemed to re alize the fact that they were "break ing home ties." In fact' all of them were happy and greatly excited over the trip they were to have on "the thoo-choo train." There is now quite p. colony of Wayne county children at flVhiU institute. Noted New York Physician is Incapable of Managing His Estate Estimated t Be Worth $600,000 Dr. Clark W. Dtmlap. the noted New York physician, has been declared in competent of managing his $000,000 estate. The picture at the left shows Emma E. Chambers, manager of Dr. Dunlap's United States Medicine Com pany. At the right is shown his aged 7C-year-old wife who testified as to his property holdings. WILL FIGHT FOR MILK INSPECTION Anti-Tuberculosis Society Will Take Active Part in Campaign. MEETING TO BE ON MONDAY SERIES OF LECTURES OF PUBLIC CHARACTER WILL BE GIVEN ON TUBERCULOSIS AS CONVEYED BY MILK AND MEATS. A meeting of the Wayne County Anti-tuberculosis society will be held in the Commercial Club rooms on Mon day. January 20. At this meeting it is expected to launch a campaign for a better and more healthful supply of milk for the city. Arrangements will be made for a series of lectures to be given of a public character on the question of tuberculosis as conveyed by milk tests. This will be given some , tlmo in February. WALSH TRIAL IS AFFECTING RICHMOND Federal Court Is There. Engaged Owing to the fact that the Federal courts are at present occupied with : the case of John R. Walsh, railroad promoter and banker, precludes all hope of any immediate consideration of the local interurban question by that body of judges. In the meantime the city will continue to be tied up so far as Interurban shipping facilities are concerned. REID MEMORIAL CHURCH. Preaching services tonight and Fri day night at 7:20 preparatory to the Communion service on Sabbath morn ing. Th pastor preaches tonight and ReT. T. J. Graham tomorrow night. LODGE MEETING. Richmond Ixnige of Odd Fellows will make th meeting of January 2 ocial renL i swjtvum aiL ,i i ... $k. V. ...... . J , ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF FIRE KNOWN HERE Mrs. Mayers, Who Lost Life in Boyertown Fire, Put On "John Knox." DETAILS ARE NOW KNOWN. SHE HAD CHARGE OF THE EN TERTAINMENT BEING GIVEN IN THAT CITY WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO DIE. To the church people of Richmond the details of the theater tragedy at Boyertown, Pa., have taken on an ad ded interest since it. became known yesterday that Mrs. Mayers, who was in charge of the entertainment which was in progress when the fire began an(1 vIu lost ner life, presided over a similar entertainment at the flennett thpatv l ist winter With the assistance of about one hundred and fifty members of the var ious churches, Mrs. Mayers presented an historical play setting forth the main events in the Scottish Reforma tion under John Knox. Mrs. Mayers had- traveled extensively in Europe collecting data, costumes and pictures for her entertainments and among Lu therans was considered an authority on the Reformation, her entertain ments being highly commended offi cially by the church. She was assist- ed here by Miss Renneger. ASSOCIATION MEETING. A meeting of the West Richmond Improvement Association will be held;""" r"1" u uau lur ocaun Friday evening at the Baxter school. No business of importance has been arranged. THE WEATHER PROPHET. INDIANA rMuch colder and fatr on Thursday night, except snow in extreme northwest portion; cold wave; Friday fair, not so cold; brisk to high northwest winds Thursday. OHIO Rain or snow in south; snow in north portion Thursday night; much colder; Friday fair except snow flurries in the northeast pot- PRETTY CO-EDS' HARROW ESCAPE Famous Hepburn Hall at Mi ami University Burns and The Loss Is Great. STUDENTS TO THE RESCUE. SHRIEKS OF YOUNG WOMEN AC COMPANIED CRACKLING OF FLAMES WHICH THREATENED THE ENTIRE COLLEGE. Oxford. O., Jan. 1. Five score or more co-eds screamed an accompani ment while Hepburn hall, erected at a cost of !?45.n and having equipment valued at J?35.0n, burned to the l ground here yesterday afternoon. It ! was one of the most magnificent struc tures in the group comprising Miami University. For a time all buildings of the university were in dire peril, due to high wind. splendid Brice hall being in especial danger, but desperate work of students and firemen saved all but Hepburn. When flames first discovered in Hepburn Hall by workmen employed in the construction of the' new audito rium near by, they were practically confined to the attic. liefore an alarm could be sent in to the Hamilton fire department, however, the blaze and smoke had burst through the room flaming timbers at the same time dropping through the thin floor of the attic. Then ensued a panic among the 1X young women occupants to whom Hepburn hall was a home dur ing the college term. Regardless of the greater danger with which they were beset the young women, practically all of whom had enured the building only a few min utes before the close of their day's classes, remained in their roo'i c till ing pillow eases with hats, dresses. pictures, college banners and a uu I other things dear to their hearts. One of the heroes of the day was Hugh Johnson, of Cincinnati, a senior at Miami university. In breaking out ? a.uu u,i""-1 ruo1" "ai girls in the apartment Into which he and several other students had forced their way in answer to calls for help, he sustained a shocking gash in a wrist, severing an artery. He said nothing of the injury until he had borne his share of the burden in car rying ihe young women to the open, when he asked for a bandage, but fainted before it could be applied. Hepburn hall was insured for $-W 000. Tresident Guy Potter Benton stated tonight that steps would be ta ken immediately to rebuild it. To re build It will cost it is said, exclusive of equipment. He was ab sent from Oxford when the fire started, but returned at once in answer to a Til 0 HUNDRED MAY HAVE DIEO IH THE BOYERTOWH FIRE i Latest Estimate Places the Number at 173 But It Is Held a Census Will Show a Larger Death List ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN BODIES IDENTIFIED. Not More Than Twenty-five of The Entire Number of Dead Bodies Have Heads, Says The Coroner in Statement. FUMES OVERCOME PEOPLE. STATE BUILDING INSPECTOR HAS GIVEN CAUSE OF TH FIRE. DEATH AND DESTRUCTION PROPER BURIAL OF THE DEAD. Boyertown, I'a., Jan. 1C. Rearing up bravely tinder the awful blow which it received in the destruction oL the Rlioades opera house by fire ou Monday, this thriving little borough today came to a. full realization of the fact that one-fifteenth of its ponula tion was wiped out of existence by the disaster. The figures compiled by Coroner Strasser at nightfall fchow that there a'-e. 173 dead as a. result of the fire. When a cencus is taken it is thought the list will reach 200 dead. The list of dead includes one fiieman, who lost his life fighting the fire, and ono man, Jacob Johnson, who died today front injuries received in the blazing play house. Three charred bodies were recover ed from the ruins of the building yes terday, and of the l'JS bodies, or re t ".tains, that, lie in the improvised mor gues, 115 have been officially or iku tially identified by sorowlug relatives or friends. Pathetic Scenes at Morgue. Tito scenes at. the school house, which has become an improvised inor- gue, were heartrending. Children of teiiuei .cais in some cases were can upon to assist 'it: making the identi fication of parents who went to death in the fire and panic, and, again feeble men and women searched for ihe form of a lo t. son or daughter. Coroner Strasser opened an office i;t the mansion house and has estab lished a bureau of information, where he granted death certificates and s;gned insurance papers. The repre sentatives of scores of insurance com panies are in Boyertown paying off claims as fast, as they are nrosnt"d. The coroner says that not more than !'." of the entire number of bodies re moved from the fire have het'dc. There arc several trunks that probab ly will never be identified, as th'-re were a few strangers In the audience that witnessed the play. Hall Full of Gas Fumes. Building Inspector Heekman of Reading, who made an inspection of the opera house which was destroyed, said tonight: "In my opinion the people in the hall were overcome by the fumes frrp. the tank used in connection with tae tableau lights, and simply could t.ot help themselves. A man told me that he reached in the doorway to -legist a woman from the building and that he was nearly overcome by gas. He was not in the hall when the t;r started." John Rhoades and his grandson, who were supposed to have been til ed in the fire, and Mrs. John Dyer, an other supposed victim turned up to day. A committee has been appointed to make a canvass of the borough and arrange for the proper burial of the dead. A call has also been issued for volunteers to help dig the graves nec essary to bury the victims. HELD AT ANDERSON For First Time in 20 Years That City Gets Event. Arrangements are being made at Anderson for the North Indiana Meth odist Episcopal conference which con- venes there the first of April. This will be the first time in twenty years that the conference ha been held at Anderson. Richmond people are look- ing forward to the "e"ent with inter - est. Every Day Is Bargain Day on page seven the Classified Advertisement's page. And every day the thousands of people who read the Palladium turn to that page before they feel they have read all the news in the paper. If you have anything Wanted. For Rent. For Sale. Lost. etc.. adver tise in the Classified columns of he Palladium and get results that count. Turn to page seven before you lay down this paper and read todaj's Classified AdTertisements. BEGAN MARRYING WHEN SHE WAS THIRTEEN. Council Bluffs, la.. Jan. 10 De termined not to stop at the thirteen mark for fear of ill luck. Mrs. .Jen nie P. Biaford. respected and still attractive, married her fourteenth husband yesterday. The latest is A. W. Townsend of lodse. Neb., and he Ls reported wealthy. It was when she- was just 1U years old that the new Mrs. Town send took her first fling at the mat rimonial game. 'One year later she was a widow, and the other mar riages came thick ami fast. Of the thirteen suitors who led her to the altar, eleven are still living. Divorces followed almost as quickly as the marriages. She has been both plaintiff and defendant. Most of her husbands have been old soldiers. RELIEF F ALL FIREMEN WHO ARE ILL OR INJURED The General Opinion in Rich mond Is That Such a Fund Should Be Established by The City Council. r PAY TO BE DEDUCTED FROM REGULAR SALARY. Small AlTI0UntS Placed in the City Treasury Each Month Would Form The Fund. Nucleus of STUDY IS INVESTIGATING. ALTHOUGH THERE IS A STRONG SENTIMENT FOR SUCH SYS1 THE PENSION IDEA IS NOT FAV ORED BY OFFICIALS. Steps will probably be taken to pro- vide for a fireman's relief fund. Since rrmnrnm. nuLr sriwul nooU nm introduced a resolution to have an or - dinance introduced in the city council providing for such a fund. City Attor- ney i. j. Mimy nas net n m corre - spondence with officials of several cit-i ies in this state, which have lire mens rt iiet funds. 1 lie best ideas Mr. Study has obtained in this man ner, will bo incorporated in the ordi nance h" is preparing. i item iters ot tne Kicimiond lire de partment are unanimously in favor of the passage of this ordinance. It will bo of great benefit io them and of no expense to the city. The ordinance to be introduced in the Richmond city council provides that each month a small .sum be - ducied from the salary of every mem- her of the denartnient and this tminev shall placed in a fund, which will be deposited with the citv treasurer. Whenever anv member of the fire de - partment is compelled to retire tern- rapi!r from -Hve KprvJ faithr through illness or for injuries receiv- D OR ed whileperforming his duties, he shall !the dmocratic f"ty and I love the be paid a stipulated amount each week ,grand old Party and nrate i1g tradi until he is able to resume his duties ; l'ons' again. j Ambition Is Bryan's Election. Council favors the creation of a fire-1 "If I can only contribute this year to man's relief fund hut the proposition the election of William Jennings Bry to create a fireman's pension fund is an to the presidency I will have reach not regarded with favor. In the larger ed the summit of my ambition and will cities members of the fire department be more than repaid for all my labor are retired on half pay after they have which I intend to give to these endfl. served a certain number of years or in "Democrats, on behalf of these ends, case they have been permanently in- dear to my heart. I earnestly ask you jured in performing their dangerous for co-operation and support in orgau duties. In the smaller cities, the size izing for vctory. Without this I will oi Richmond, pension funds are hardly , be well nigh powerless. With your ever established, because they are nec essarily a great drain on the city treas ury. GEORGE HARRiSDID NOT DENOUNCE DEMOCRATS Denies Story Printed in Chicago American. the George Harris, democratic chairman of Wayne county, w.13 in the city Wed-1 j 1 esday consnltina with local d -eio- crats. He emphatieaHv denies thai he uenounced the state organization as v as reported in the Chicago Exarrin- er last Sunday. He admits that Lo as solicited to join the Hearst Inde- iendent league. TAGGART WILL NOT DOMINATE HIM JACKSON SAYS He Makes It Plain That Ho Will Thin'- "or Himself and Will G-.de Affairs as Ho Sees Fit During Campaign. AMBITION IS TO ELEC1 BRYAN NEXT PRESIDENT. If He Helps Elect Bryan Presi dent, He Will Have Reached The Summit of His Ambition He Says. ASKS FOR CO-OPERATION. WITHOUT IT, GREENFIELD MAN SAYS IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO ACCOMPLISH THAT FOR WHICH HE IS STRIVING. Greenfield, Ind.. Jan. If.. F. S. Jack son, the new state chairman of th democratic party, esterday issued a formal statement of Ids position now and in the coming campaign. In it he declares he Is controlled by no fac tion and will be dictated to by no man. The following written statement was issued: "To the democrats of lndiaua:-lu assuming the duties of chairman of tha democratic state committee I feel it my duty to communicate to you of the rank and file of the party koiuo of my aims and purposes. You aro interested in tuy convictions and jou shall have them without reservation. "I shall pei form the duties of th position, ha vim: in mind onlv the wel- j f.ire oI tK. democratic party, fully A, conscious that victory can be brought about only by harmony. If there Is any man in Indiana who expects me to aid hint for hi personal end or ambi tion, or if any class or Interest expects to use me or my position to astdpt iu any selfish purpose or end of that class or interest, they will find they havo r,,ii,,,i.i ,,. I "l wi" allow myself to be dictated to bv no man, nor will I be controlled by j any faction within the party, nor by faction either within or without i any jthe part v. tli thi ijll iti'inry-rutc i-lt. , loyally support the candidates and principles will look alike to me and all Mich will be welcomed at headquarters for I will need the co-opeiatiou of all. Refute Falsehood by Acts. "It. has b en charged by the republi can newspapers that I was elected to back one man and two or 1hre intcr tsts. 1 can only refute these mon strous falsehoods by performing th duties of the position In 2uch an im partial manuer and with such sal for party success as to demonstrate how basely false- this is, for you. my fellow democrat, will watch my movement "-I owe nlv fu" s,lleKian,' to tn 1 democratic party. All my life, in ea- son and out of w,aon' ,n vir,ory and - out of victory. I have worked for dem- jocratlc success. I put all my heart in enthusiastic support, our cause will be invincible. Lt you best men be named for office in the township, county and distrht. Let personal am bition and petty jealousies b put out of sight and put forth your best ef forts. In conclusion I want to rejK-ai that every democrat who is willing to nork for party success will find in me an ally and friend and I earnestly invoke the aid of all friends of this good country in the great contett which I before us. (Signed; "L". S. JACKSON. "Chairman of the State Democrat! Committee. MISS CORWIN IS HEWASS1STAHT Has Accepted Position at Mor-risson-Reeves Library. Miss Florence Com in, a well kcoim Richmond yoar.g woman who is a stu dent at Earlham college, has taken s. poFitlon as assistant rit th Morrisson Kves library in addition to her school work. She is at the library a portion of each afternoon and also t JEaturdajs.