YOL. XXXII f. XO. 15.
RICII3IOXD, IND., SUNDAY 3IOKMXG, 3IAKCII 1, 1908.
SINGLC COPY, X CKXTK,
INTENT TO COMMIT
This Is Crime to Be Registered
Against Bolin, the Negro
Who Viciously Assaulted
JESSUP AND MEREDITH
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.
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
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.
SECRET OF LOVE HAS
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.
Complications Are Constantly
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
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
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;
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-
WITH A LOT OF
Henry Reuterdahl, on Leaving
HUliiiidi cvcuis nuci ocio
Himself in the Role of a
CLAIMS OFFICERS OF
NAVY APPRECIATE HIM.
Is Now on His Way to Wash
ington to Give His Proofs of
Charges Registered Against
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
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
ARMOUR MAY BE
May Be Elected at Meeting
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
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
x As president of Armour & Co. he
has doubled the value of the property.
F. C. W.
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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.;
lol1 OI nis experiences mere. Jir.'Rell Telephone company, confirms the
nerta nau a good opportunity to mauc
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
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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
Claimed That She Will Divorce
Thaw for Such a Set
tlement. HIS CHANGE OF FRONT.
TUA A IC Ar.DCCADI C TO I PAI
SEPARATION WILL NOT PAY
LAWYERS UNTIL THEY SECURE I
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
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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
LEBO FOR PRESIDENT
Local Post Traveler's Protect
ive Association Has a
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
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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
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
f-r-r-i I 1 1 1 R I I n n I I ni i f-
FOR THE BELL COMPANY
PreDanno to Remove Poles and R,.rv
Hutton, local manager of the
company with a view to removing th-
poles from Main street and burying
WtAlntn rnUrnt I .!
j INDIANA Warmer
OHIO Rain and warmer.
WAS CAUSE OF
BIG LOSS OF LIFE
In Senate Inquiry Captain of
President's Yacht, Tells of
Explosions on Board Ships
Georgia and Missouri.
CAUSE OF EXPLOSION.
Investigation Disclosed That
Magazines Contained Oily
Waste Sensational Testi
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 '
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
Investigated the Conditions at
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
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tnat tney wouiu reiusc 10 inicreuauge
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
Up to Date, 589 Delegates
Have Been Chosen Over
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-
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 !
j J'tLVe Z co-
; A. Lambert, of Muncie: Horace
i Har.ua. of Plainfield: R.ilph Kane
Xoblesville, and Dr. T.
The nominees for the House
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.
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
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
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
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-
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ten to the persons who have
lions to offer. The Senate committee
on commerce aas airruuj kunumiru
a number of hearings.
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
to anse tlu method of procedure of
j the Interstate Commerce Commission ;
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.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
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
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.
SENT TO HENRY COUNTY.
The case of Wills vs. Wills, for di
vorce, has been sent to Henry county
on a chance of venue.
' Probably the interstate
: 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.
RATE MAY BE
Felt by City Officials That the
Present Rate Is Not Suffi
cient to Meet the Needs of
Rapidly Growing City. .
BONDS WILL COVER COST
The City Will
Cost of All
Not Pay the
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
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.
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.
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