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RICHMOND) PALLADIUM AISJD SUN-TELEGRAM, YOL. XXXII f. XO. 15. RICII3IOXD, IND., SUNDAY 3IOKMXG, 3IAKCII 1, 1908. SINGLC COPY, X CKXTK, ASSAULT, WITH INTENT TO COMMIT MURDERJS CHARGE This Is Crime to Be Registered Against Bolin, the Negro Who Viciously Assaulted Hindman. JESSUP AND MEREDITH INVESTIGATED CASE. Brought Back the Tattered Overcoat Worn by Hind man Which Will Be Used as Evidence in Trial. Assault and battery with intent to oommit murder this will be the charge that Peter Holin will have to face when he is arraigned before Judge Henry C. Fox in the Wayne cir cuit court, probably this week, llolin S the man who amused himself Friday aiight by attempting to haek Arch Hindman, one of the best known resi dents of Hagerstown, into mince meat. IBolin does not deny that he is the isan who committed the assault upon llmdman but he does deny that he had knife and says that if he bad an Instrument, of any kind it was a French harp, which ho carried with 5ifm for musical purposes. On this oc casion It appears that he used it in he production of a very unusual sort of music, to say the least. However, this may be, it is very apparent that Mr. Hindman was attacked with some sharp instrument, as the cuts on his jiead and the ripping of his overcoat could have been done in no other way. If lU.lin had a. knife he has had sense enough to get rid of it. Liolin's claim as to not having a knife is supported jo some extent by the testimony of llv two women who were with him and who say tliey saw no knife. Investigated Case. Pro.seeuior Jessup and Sheriff Mere-, diili were at Hagerstown on Satur day and secured the information on which the charge above referred to will 1: placed against. Holm. They vis ited Mr. Mimlniaii and Dr. Stotelmeyer w'm dressed the injured man's wounds and also talked witli others in refer ence t.o the ease. They found Mr. I'ind jriau very sole from liis wounds hut Tiot in a serious condition and the chances are that, lie will speedily re cover. They brought back with them hs evidence the overcoat that Mr. Hindman was wearing and which more or less resembles a tattered ISag. Law to Take Course. The officinls found Hagerstown had quitted down and all appeared glad thai the mob had not. had its way ns A death of Bolin through violence Would haw. been a stain on the coun ts' end would have been a matter of general regret. The law will now take ft course with the accused man and there Is little doubt that the evidence is strong enough against him to send him to prison. As he is but 26 years old he would go to the Jeff ersonvi lie Reformatory, all prisoners under thir ty being sent there ajid those rver thirty, to Michigan City. Bolin seems to be something of a rolling stone. His home is reported to be at Greeneastle, but he has also been located at New Castle and Indi anapolis. The officials will continue to investigate his case with a view to seeing whether this is the first time Sie has been in trouble. Monday Will Be That Last Day on Which Exemptions Can Be Filed. RICHMOND PEOPLE LEAD. Tomorow will b the first day lor tbe filing of mortgage exemption- with the county auditor and from the num ber of inquiries that have been made of Auditor Coe during the past few tflayi, the number of exemptions will perhaps exced those of former years. As usual many of the inquiries are persons who have filed exemption af-' fldavits in the past and who want to know whether they must file them again this year. Exemptions must be filed each year in order to relieve the mortgagor from a part of his taxes. Nearly three-fourths of the exemp tions filed are those of Richmond peo ple, though certain sections of the rural districts also contribute heavily. DEDICATION DATE IS SET. Sunday, March 22, is the date set for the rededication of the First Bap tist church, Xorth Eleventh street, now undergoing many improvements. Iter, G. M. Lehigh, state evangelist of the Baptist church, will conduct services immediately after the rededi-t'tiou. EXEMPTION WANTED SECRET OF LOVE HAS BEEN UliSUUVEHEU ANDREW McCONNELL Andrew McConnell claims to nave discovered the secret of love. He de-, Clares that man is simply a storage ' battery, that love is a chemical reac- tion and that old-maids are acid. CURRENCY LAWS Complications Are Constantly Increasing, Threatening Any Legislation. ALDRICH BILL STALLED. SENATE HAS UP TO DATE TAKEN NO ACTION, BUT MAY ' NEXT WEEK FOWLER BILL MEETS FAVOR IN THE HOUSE. Washington, Ind., Feb. 29 The currency lesrislation situation -iv- ! ing the Republican leaders in Con gress a great deal of worry. Complica tions are increasing. The fear now is that it will he impossible to get leg islation of any kind. Speaker Cannon saw the President today, presumably to talk to him about the situation, al though he said mi leaving the White ! House ihat he had merely called to ; pay his respects. j The Aldrich bill, which was to have been put. through the Senate this week, is still stalled in that body. It may get through next week". It will then have to go to the House commit tee on banking and currency, which has decided to report tho Fowler bill. The committee on banking and cur rency which lias decided to report the Fowler bill. The committee would hardly report a second bill. Doubtless an effort will be made to substitute the Aldrich bill for the Fowler bill on the floor of the House, but supporters of Mr. Fowler s meas- ; ure say it has more strength in the house than the Aldrich bill. Another alternative would be for tbe House to pass the Fowler bill and refer the whole subject to a conference commit tee, but it is not yet evident that the Fowler bill has strength enough to carry it through the House. There is still talk of a caucus of the Republi- j cans of the Ilou.se to decide what j course shall be followed. On one point j there is unanimity among Republi- j cans. It is that Congress must not ' adjourn without currency legislation J of some sort. NEW MARRIAGE LAWS TO BHEAO TODAY All Catholics to Be Apprised Of the Contents. Announcement of the new decree affecting the future betrothal and mar-! riage of Catholics will be read in all ift P'4 It 9 CAUSING WORRY Roman Catholic churches today. The : Wissler owns considerable land in that j reil0rt ,hat engineers were here and of Muncie: A. M. Gardner, of Rich decree will not be in effect until after ! section and while in Calgary and at Al-; Ina,lp ;l Iirenr!linary survey for the ' runnd; Willard B. Gemini II. of Marion; Kaster. Tho chier point is that any mar-j riage between Catholics Is absolutely void unless it shall be celebrated in the presence of a duly qualified priest. and two witnesses. The same shall be irue oi auj mai riagt in wnicn ettner of the parties or lis? been a Carh- tMa NAVY BER1DDEN WITH A LOT OF OLD FOGIES Henry Reuterdahl, on Leaving HUliiiidi cvcuis nuci ocio Himself in the Role of a Redeemer. CLAIMS OFFICERS OF NAVY APPRECIATE HIM. Is Now on His Way to Wash ington to Give His Proofs of Charges Registered Against Various Ships. Callae, Feb. 2!. Henry Reuterdahl, whose caustic criticism of the United S States navy, have caused nation-wide : comment, and who has aroused the ire . of tlie officials in Washington, today ; sailed for San Diego on the supply sail) Culgoa. He is expected to arrive there in- a fortnight. Then he will go ; to Washington to make reply to those who criticised his own criticism. I Before leaving Admiral Evans' fleet 1 he paid, "I have seen four target prac tices of our navy and I am now re turning to Washington to meet and answer my critics. I will give com-, plete proof of all my charges and I am ready to demonstrate that two thirds of all the active line officers uphold my assertions regarding our , ships of war. The navy is beridden by a lot of old fogies who hold their jobs just because they blindly follow ancient traditions. I am single-hearted in my purpose, I am striking, not at men, but, at the system and I be lieve that I am an avenger who is welcomed by a majority of officers of the Navy.-' ARMOUR MAY BE FISHHUCCESSOR May Be Elected at Meeting Tomorrow. J. Ogden Armour to succeed Stuyve sant Fish as director of the Illinois Central Railroad Company is the latest gossip in the financial (vorld. The president of Armour & Co. is scheduled tor Monday, thus completing j i iho fliniiniit nn fvrni flio f-ar1 -f A1- ; -. 'most popular ot local traveling men ; 1'isn, who lias given up the tiglit against Mr. Harriman, following the i . decision of Judge Ball on the voting ot; Union Pacific stock. post. There will be some other can-'these places would cease on March I. It is a recognition on the part of Mr. ; didates for president, Anderson hav-: jjr Bingham modified the com Harriman of the widening influence of ling a choice for the place. It is proba-! ..!nt thp twn rn.,u .o th-it Mr. Armour dustrial life. in commercial and in It. will not be an entire : departure for Mr. Armour, for he has long been financially interested in the St. Paul road. His broadening interest in the big institutions was evidenced when he acquired control of the Illinois Tun nel Company, made it the Chicago Sub way Company, and started in to de velop it. x As president of Armour & Co. he has doubled the value of the property. F. C. W. ., n. . , , ... WaS ChOSCil tO Lead Wayne County Historical So ciety. AN INTERESTING PROGRAM. President. Prof. C. "W. Hodgin. Secretary. Prof. Y. 0. Wissler. Vice President. B. F. Wissler. : Treasurer. Harry E. Penny, j Advisory Members: Eli Jay. Prof. Lee Anlt. Cambridge C ity, and Mr. ! Helen y. Austin. Onterville. Above are the officers chosen by the Wayne County Historical Society at its meeting on Saturday afternoon at the j court house. Quito an interesting program was rentiereil at this sessio::. im-iudir.g a history of school at K o . . omy. read b Eii Jay and contributed i by Arthur Osborne, of Spiceland. A : short history of New Garden owr. ; ship, written by Francis V. Thoniaa. : was read by President Hodgin. B. K. .' Wissler, who spent some months the 'ear m the t anafllan northwest.; ODGI lol1 OI nis experiences mere. Jir.'Rell Telephone company, confirms the nerta nau a good opportunity to mauc Interesting observations, i In the report on the condition of f the society it was shown that some fire-proof cases have been purchased for keeping the collection of historic matter and tdat tne Starr ramily has ' scot in several old papers and other u-ticles of iflterssL !r - ' I ;- i iii; 11 O iD5 A labor edition, giving statistics pertaining to all union organiza tions in Richmond, will be publish ed in the near future by the Palla dium and Sun Telegram. Each or ganization will be dealt with both fro:!! local and iuternational stand point. Photographs cf officers of Richmond unions will be carried in this edition, which promises to be ouite the most, complete of its kind ever issued in the city. EVELYN HOLDS CUT L Claimed That She Will Divorce Thaw for Such a Set tlement. HIS CHANGE OF FRONT. TUA A IC Ar.DCCADI C TO I PAI I SEPARATION WILL NOT PAY LAWYERS UNTIL THEY SECURE I HIS FREEDOM. New York, Feb. 29. It was asserted j ttb ',CLl.L. 11" Uil . i t J ...... ........ j Harry Thaw is incarcerated, that he nad agreed to the proceedings for a legal separation from his wife. Evelyn j vsbit ' Thaw again denied that anv frjelus. insist that the slayer of White has at last yielded to the pleadings of his family. Rumor has it that Thaw is willing to settle on his wife, j . r . . I I J 1 . J I 1-119 motner is uisposeu iu inane n. a half million, and Evelyn is said to insisting on $1,000,000. It is said that Thaw has written Pittsburg friends that he will not pay his lawyers a cent until he has been released from the asylum. LEBO FOR PRESIDENT Local Post Traveler's Protect ive Association Has a State Candidate. IS A POPULAR SALESMAN. niflinirm,! '1 P A . Tost C. has a candidate for president of the state ; organization. He is Elmer Lebo, whose : name will bo presented to the state . . . . . ; . . , . . ,. ! and is also welt known over tne state j and his chances for election are be- j lieveil tr lie verv irood. He will have I enM,u'-itir. Wklne of hi own ! ble the secret a rvphip will be contin- j ued at Torre Haute. J The nomination of Mr. Lebo for tills j honor took place Saturday night at 1 the meeting of t'ae post, which was in the nature of a smoker, the first for; ting year. It was well attended and a verv nleasant occasion.. Talks were made by Horace C. Starr, a member nf h0 inMl nnst nH n:.st nr.iirma! of the local post, and past national president. Mr. Starr always has some-: thing interesting to say and this oc-; , caslon was no exception. Perry Freeman also made a short talk. The nomination of officers for th ensuing year was also included in tho business, tho election to take place at; i a subsequent meeting PRETTY WIDOW WAS KILLED B1 HER LOVER Tragedy Enacted at Los An geles. Saturday. Los Angeles. Cal.. Feb. 29. Mrs. Charlotte E. Noyse. 36. and pretty who is supposed to be a wealthy wid-: ow of Boston, was shot and kiiled ; early today by W. P. McComas. fol-! lowing a ouarrel iu the f Oman's luxu- riously furnished apartments, 461 S. Little street. McComas gave himself. up to the police. He claims he shot in self-defense, following an attempt bv Mrs. Xovse to throw vitrol over him. f-r-r-i I 1 1 1 R I I n n I I ni i f- rntLliVHIMAKT SUrtVfcT FOR THE BELL COMPANY PreDanno to Remove Poles and R,.rv Wires. Hutton, local manager of the x- H company with a view to removing th- poles from Main street and burying wire?. ; j THE , WtAlntn rnUrnt I .! ! j INDIANA Warmer rain. OHIO Rain and warmer. FOR MILLION DEFECTIVE POWER WAS CAUSE OF BIG LOSS OF LIFE In Senate Inquiry Captain of President's Yacht, Tells of Explosions on Board Ships Georgia and Missouri. FOREIGN SUBSTANCES CAUSE OF EXPLOSION. Investigation Disclosed That Magazines Contained Oily Waste Sensational Testi mony Submitted. Washington, Feb. 29. That the ac cidents in the turret of battleships Georgia and Missouri, in which many men in the navy lost their lives, were due largely to defective powder loaded with foreiirn substances which Inter- fered with proper explosions, was the J startling testimony given before the 'Senate committee on navl affairs by ; Lieutenant Commander Carl Vegelge- ang, commander ot tne Presidents ship, Mayflower, during the inquiry ' , lomy- Commander Vegelgesang J"1 ?wfr ,n the magazines , the GeorSia after explosion was 1 found j to Contain oily waste, old hinges, matches and bits of wood. He declared finally that Lieutenant Commander Sims nav.-vl KPrrntnrv tn , Presi(lent knew all about the mat. ' j ter and was prepared to testify at length concerning the condition of the powder. Sims will be heard Monday. BINGHAM TO COMPEL FREIGHT INTERCHANGE Investigated the Conditions at Muncie, Ind. When JameB Bingham, Attorney-Cten eral, arrived at Muncie for the pur pose of filing for the Railroad Com- j m sslon injunction suits against the Big Four and L. K. & W. railroad com panies to prevent these roads from at Muncie with the C, C. L. he found tUAt the defendant roads had not only to interchange traffic at Muncie, but , .. , , .. i. i tnat tney wouiu reiusc 10 inicreuauge at other incu(i had been given that interchange at tlie' :lUol for ordt rs to Prevent the discontinuance of interchange at all of the other stations along the line as well as at Muncie. The restraining order granted yesterday iu the Dela ware Circuit Court prevents the di enntiniianee of interchange at all of the stations on which notice has been '..,, - '.REPUBLICAN ACTIVITY Up to Date, 589 Delegates Have Been Chosen Over The State. MANY MEN NOMINATED. The net result of Republican activi ty in Indiana, so far in this campaign, consists of the election of 589 dele gates to the State convention and the nomination of two Congressmen, four So,..,tors and fourteen R?Drescma- tiv eS. The Congressmen nominated are A j L. Brick, of the Thirteenth district, i-aho was renominated without oppo sition, and Howard Maxwell, of Rock- ville, who was named by acclamation ; by the Fifth district convention, after i he had been hard fought by Ot: Gul-j !.v. of ranvill. and James Pishop. of ! Moor-avil. j J'tLVe Z co- ; A. Lambert, of Muncie: Horace i Har.ua. of Plainfield: R.ilph Kane Xoblesville, and Dr. T. R. Brady, of: Wabash. The nominees for the House are Twls O Cowinir and J. Monroe Fitch Hurry Connelly, of Upland; Elmer J. ' M.-.denhail. of Sheridan: Moid Car-i rer, of Danville; Levi Ulrich. of i (ireensboro: H. H. Stewart, of Kcko - i mo- Calvin Fans, of Mitchell; Miles Furnas, of Winchester: William Hag - sard, of Lafayette; Fred I. King, 1 Wabash, aud Walter P. Ratiiff. iiichiaon'L EARLHAM DEBATERS PREPARE FOR ERA! Many New Points on Ship Sub sidy to Be Presented. The two debating teams at Karlham are now working hard. The ship sub sidy question which they will discuss offers many and varied sides and new points are being secured each day. The question which will be discussed is. "Resolved, That the I'niied States Should Subsidize the Merchant Ma rine." The Karlham affirmative team which will contest with Wabash is Lester C. Haworth tcaptaim. Vincent D. Nicholson and Levi Pennington. The negative team is composed of Chester C. Haworth teaptaiu). Perley J. Denman and L. Kdgar Faquhar. WILL REQUIRE A YEAR TO GET A RULING Supreme Court Cannot Be Hurried Any. Shiveley & Shivcley. attorneys for tbe Indiana Railroad Commission iu the local freight interchange case, give jt as their opinion that it w ill be a year oeforp u runtr js secured from the supreme court in this case. The owurt is now a ypar and a half In ar- rears. In the meantime the conditions i will continue as they have. The de testified . j!nn jn tlio 1J irhmnnrl rai will hr taken as a precedent in similar cases that afe beng brought RAILROAD MEASURES Business Men and Shippers Think Members of Con gress Should Act. HEARINGS ARE SCHEDULED. AS OF OLD THE MEMBERS IN THE TWO HOUSES WISH TO PUT SUCH LEGISLATION OFF UNTIL NEXT SESSION. Washington. 1-eiiruary i lie a- ! mand from shippers and other busi ' iibvs mon fur :uldinonnl railroad leeis- become so strong that the committee nf fhf tin Mouses tiMVe decided to llH- - - ' - ten to the persons who have lions to offer. The Senate committee on commerce aas airruuj kunumiru a number of hearings. Beginning next week the House committee on foreign and interstate commerce will hold hearings on the numerous bills before it for railroad legislation. A large number of railroad attor neys have come for these bearings, which are scheduled as follows: March 3, bills providing for Federal in spection of grain; March a. bills to prevent carriers from holding stock 111 u,u ' ioi ,.oi auoiis, aim also bills to anse tlu method of procedure of j the Interstate Commerce Commission ; ... , ... .a. ....... i .viarcn t, cms anecung ine roiieeiiou of claims against railroads; March i. bills on routes and connections; March 10, bills affecting passenger fares and passes; March 11, bills reg ulating freight rates, rebates, etc.; March 13, bills providing for govern ment valuation of railroads; March 16, bills attempting to cure car short age; March 1?, bills affecting express companies; March 19, bills on safety appliances. The disposition of the leaders in the two Houses still is to put all these bills over until the next session. NO WONDER RE RAD A HEADACHE Bean Lodged in Boy's Ear Sprouted. I j Shclbyile. Ind.. Feb. Zr.) For sev - 1 oral davs. Morris., the 1 Ij ;ec-. cr-old j soil of Mr. and Mrs. Harry ra;l, has been complaining of headache. If ! was taken to a phvsician and a a ex - amination of the lad's ears led to the rtiscorerv of a :,, hr-r.n In one of them. The b-an lia'. sprot;fd. com- RE NOW DEMANDED : ple'ty filling the -ar "'! pre.-.-lng i".i :i. t . ,'.i:;m id The '.-&'.' v. v.-, ren.ove L. ; cultv. ofi of th ' th .fiffi SENT TO HENRY COUNTY. The case of Wills vs. Wills, for di vorce, has been sent to Henry county on a chance of venue. ORATORICAL CONTEST. ' Probably the interstate pcace ora : torical contest, in which Earlham coi jlege is interested, will be held at of j Grecncastle. Ind.. on May 1 . Prof ofiE'beft Huf !1. nf l'.;erlim is a mem ' ber of the executive committee. RICHMOND'S TAX RATE MAY BE INCREASED SOON Felt by City Officials That the Present Rate Is Not Suffi cient to Meet the Needs of Rapidly Growing City. . BONDS WILL COVER COST OF IMPROVEMENTS. The City Will Cost of All Not Pay the the Improve ments Made This Year as Property Owners Will Aid. Perhaps not next year, but boubt less within a comparatively short time, the tax rate in Richmond will be in-) creased. It is felt by the city officials that the rate, $1.10, is not sufficient to meet the conditions that exist, con sidering the growth of the city and the increased expense of public im provements and other items, Tbersi has been no material increase In tbs' tax rate for several years and on re-' suit of tis has been that the city baa' been forced to make many temporary loans in anticipation of the fall or spring Installment ot the taxes. Recently there baa not been a tern. porary loan made, but when tho im provements that are litid out for this year are completed, it will be neces sary either to make tenunmiry loans, or to issue lionds In order that the ' city may pay its share of the expense. I That the tax rate in Richmond is not excessive is shown by coiunarisou with that in other of the cities of the state of approximate imputation. At Anderson the rate is at EIk- hart sfl.3(. at Lafayette l.v Marion I.JJ. Hammond $.7. South Bend Terre Haute $1.C. Muncie 151.11. But two of these citlea have a rate lower than Richmond. It will be possible to issue bonds to meet tbe cost of the large improve-, ments planned for this year the' West Side sewers and viaduct, K street paving and Main street con duits, without going beyond the limit of bonded indebtedness prr-seribed for tbe eity. The present bonded indebt edness is ?-Ns..V. whieh If. $sm" below the limit. As the city's share, ot the public improvements for the year probably will not exceed $4),0no. the remainder falling on the property owner; thiji rati K rnvprptt tiv n. Mn i lW)1Mf and a liberal niarKln und tn. j UmU ,efL Iioa(l ndebt. edness in the cities mentioned above, shows there Is a wide diversity In thij item. At Anderson it is ?1,72, at) Elkhart $7.'i,M. at Lafayette $:u.00r,4 Uigatisport $211.o. Marion flHmi), Hammond 10C,7. South Bend f 2V , Terre Haute.x'l.Vi.OOO, Muncie ?0.'l. . In this list but two cities hava an assessed valuation greater than In Richmond Terre Haute and South Bend -while teven of them have a greater population. An impression has been given out that the city must pay the total cost of the big work planned for this year, but this is erroneus, as the property owners must bear their full share. SERVICE DISTURBED Much Complaint Was Regis tered by Rural Route Pa trons in February. DUE TO THE BAD ROADS. The numerous flood" of February caused serious disturbance to the d-i livery of the mail on threo of the! rural routes out of this city. All told imp hundred and nin'y boxe vcvn missed on rou'e threr-. six and seven, ;.nd the farmers hoc trvicp m j sK-cn thus affected have lwn h-arti jfrom in very vigorous language. Thitj i the iTads over which tlu-J-e routes' lay and no mall service ar.; at ! fault. There are several places whore i there are fords and when the streams "are swollen the carrier has no choice but to turn back with the longed-for; Wrers and papers still in his wagon. Every tronth Postmaster Speken-r-- ; con. polled to make a special report to Washington giving the rea-"on.-i why t'. e mail is not delivered oa these routes, and in time if bridge are not built, the senrice will be dis continued. Route three Is the worst offender bat as It lies mostly over the Ohio line It doe not worry the Indiana I authorities. In fact'noiw of the routes which are at fault s- ia to seriously disturb the men who should order the? r.ridgeg built. The luatttr has been. pressed upon th c&unty connnidon- - i era several timee, but they have not - j acted. Pennons are now being circa- Uaed to have the repairs made, before the Song-lenient. Uncle Samuel speaks - . and ;v thai hf service shall bo dia. continued.